Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Madness Harvey Edward FOULK

The lineage of Harvey Edward FOULK

John Folk fought in Rev War died 1793 Berks Co.,PA have WILL
wife Mary Madgeline STROCK m Philadelphia if I found correct marriage
Peter Foulk Sr b June 1773 possibley Bucks or Berks Co PA. I found John in both areas Rev War.
wife Catherine {Ohlinger (?) }she is of Indian heritage b 12 July 1774 Bucks Co PA
Peter Sr died 4 April 1823 Rye Township Perry Co PA she died 7 June 1855 Rye Township, Perry Co PA Peter will p 97 Vol A Perry Co PA
son Peter Foulk Jr 25 Jan 1803 Perry Co. PA d 13 Aug 1885 Blackhawk Co IA.
Wife Susannah Martin SHOWALTER b 9 Dec 1805-6 Martindale, Lancaster Co PA d 3 May 1886 Waterloo, Blackhawk Co. IA

Now the fun begins: read carefully to be able to follow the duel relationship:
Sarah Elizabeth (Jane) FOULK b 28 July 1813 Perry Co PA d 21 Mar 1860 sister of
Peter Foulk Jr.

She marries John MYERS b (?) Dauphin Co PA between 1793 and 1809. I think church records are accurate and data written in bible was guess when they filled in book. I have much more on MYERS. (to follow below)

Sarah Elizabeth Foulk Myers has Katherine Myers b 30 May 1845 Perry Co PA d 7 June 1922 Cedar Township Blackhawk Co IA.

Katherine MYERS marries William Henry Foulk son of Peter FOULK JR and Susan SHOWALTER FOULK. cousins

William Henry Foulk and Katherine Myers has Harvey Edward FOULK.

Valentine Myers (MOYER) b 27 May 1731 Oberhochstadt (Today Germany wasn't then.)
wife Maria Christena had Phillip He did supply wagon for Continental Army Valley Forge

Phillip b abt 1737 died 1811 m Maria Catherina UNRUH dau of Valentine Unruh
Phillip did service with his father and with Capt George Miller Co of Berks Co Militia

Philip and Maria Catherina Unruh MYERS had Valentine Myers b 1762 died 1823 Dauphin Co PA. marries Catherine JONES

They have John Myers whom marries Sarah Elizabeth (Jane) FOULK. Her home was across the street from JOHN MYERS MILL. Family has been there and FOULK people were still living in the old homestead in the late 50-s 60s when kin went on research trips.

A note also Phillip b abt 1737 was the only child I found alive for Maria Christena m to Valentine MOYER/ MYERS. Valentine remarries and has other children in USA and maybe some in Europe.

Phillip served in Rev War more than once . First helping father with supply wagons then as private and later buried (?) as LT. Philip Meyer 6th Battl PA Militia, Rev War found at Zion Lutheran and Reformed Church Cemetery, #89
Capt George Millers Co of Berks Co Militia being on duty at South Amboy 5 Sept 1776 mustered out Dec1780. Stationed at the mouth of the RARITON River while the battle of Long Island took place.He was at Trenton Xmas night, Valley Forge etc. German Regiment of Continental Troops member
held 2 commissions the other one 1st LTin 1777 for Militia,8th Co.6th Battalion.
1799 built house near Womelsdorf Canal it burnt, rebuilt#17
furnished stones for original Zion Union Church of Womelsdorf

Harvey came from good stock. I know his personal family life was rife with major stress and a
not so discreet situation. This from his daughter, my grandmother. Family has verified this situation also. WHERE IS Harvey Edward FOULK buried and did he have more children?
Did he go to Australia, Russia or is the one I found in California census with lady from same town as his home, him?


  1. Hello
    My great,great grandfather was Peter Foulk of Black Hawk co Iowa. My great grandmother was Sarah Jane Foulk Hess of Troy Grove IL. I knew very little about the Foulks until this site and a bit more. WOW
    Donna Mosher Vaughters

  2. Hi Susi,
    Happy 4th :) My name is Heidi and I'm taking over the family tree from my grandmother Mary E Myers the GGGG granddaughter of Sara Elizabeth Foulk and John Myers. My mother came across your blog and for the 1st time we found information that matched our records exactly. We are very excited lol I would love to chat with you or anyone else that has information on our family. I might have info that you are missing and I know you have some that I'm missing. You can email me at Thank you so much for being online, look forward to hearing from you, again thank you and have a great holiday.

    Heidi Smith