Sunday, March 21, 2010

Satruday's Surname FOULK

John Folk born PA died 1793, Greenwich, Berks Co. PA
served in REV WAR from Bucks Co. PA Pa Archives series

married Mary Magdeline Strock (Armstong) (widow ?)

At his death she moved to Cumberland Co. PA to be near her brother.

I have found more than one now. History of Perry Co. PA shows this

p62, Will copy next trip.

Joseph and George STROCK served in WAR of 1812, under Capt David Morelands of Carlisle.
Both died in 1814 in Ohio during war. ( also learned this book is available via
Heritage Quest on line)

That clarifies why I could not find them on census.

Back to John Folk. I found this in Bucks Co Tax Records 1693-1778 by McNeally.



John pg 67, 89
Michael 47
Samuel 67,89
Theophillus 67, 89
Thomas 67, 69, 89
Thomas Jr 89
William, 67, 89
Yost 89

Interestingly, I found other families here also.

Julie arrived and we discussed FOULK and MYERS, MEYERS, MOYERS unti the trip
was to end. So I did not get to scan those pages but had them marked down for
safe keeping.

We shared FOULK - MYERS data. I gave her much history of the family from moving to
Iowa to Wyo and then scattered else where. I was able to share with her the
knowledge of my Grandmothers' siblings. {Thanks Dad for all those trips you took us on
to learn about family.}

I could tell her who had children and who did not. I met all of the siblings of my
Great Aunt's and Uncle's that were alive at the times of our visits.

John and Mary FOLK had several children: Here we will discuss Peter Sr.
Peter (SR)b June 1773 and died 4 April 1823 Rye Tsp, Perry Co. PA and wife Catherine
born in 12 July 1774 Bucks Co PA

I suspect that Peter was born in Bucks Co. but have not found it due to looking in
Berks Co.
Peter's Will Pg 97 Vol A Perry Co. PA

Their children: In no order of birth: Peter Jr. 25 Jan 1803 Perry Co.PA. Dcd 13 Aug
1885; Sarah (Jane) Elizabeth, 28 Jul 1813 d 21 March 1860; Joseph, Elizabeth, Ann,
Mary, Susannah, Catherine, Henry, Samuel and John b 1797 Perry Co PA & d 17 Sept 1869.
(2 wives)

Elizabeth ma a GAMBER. Ann m a GROOS, Susannah a MESSENGER, Catherine ma a NOSS,(Nast) These are from Grandmothers notes. Given to me in the 1960's when her mind
was sharp. Actually she always had a sharp mind until the very end.

I have conversed with NOSS descendants. I think they were in Kansas???

Now we go back to my family lines. Peter Jr ma Susannah (Susan Martin Showalter) and
his sister Sarah Elizabeth (Jane) Foulk mar John MYERS.

Peter and Susannah had: William Henry b 22 Feb 1846 Somerset Co. PA d 1940 Blackhawk
Co. IA (More about other children later).

Sarah Elizabeth FOULK and John MYERS' daughter Katherine b 30 May 1845 Perry Co died 7 June 1922 Cedar Township, Blackhawk Co. IA., marries William Henry FOULK.

Harvey Edward was my Great Grandfather ( story unto itself). Marries Margaret Mae

Any kin with more information please share.


  1. Hi Susi,

    My name is Amanda and Sarah and John would have been my 4x's great-grandparents. Their son Cenas relocated to the McPherson, KS area, where my family has been for several generations. Do you have much personal information about Sarah? I can't seem to find much.

    Thanks! Good luck in your search!
    Amanda Smith

  2. Hi Susi: My great great John Myers married a Susannah Noss in 1843 in Rye Township, Perry Co, PA. Her parents were Ludwig Noss and Catherine Foulk. John & Susannah had William Andrew, Henry, Levi, John Linus(my great grandfather), & Samuel. I can not find out John Myers parents. Do I fit in your family history?

    Thanks! Bonnie BLessing