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« on: January 03, 2005, 08:44:13 AM »

We invite you to submit your "Pedigree" for the Marin Family Project Patriarch page. (You don’t have to be a test participant to post your family pedigree.)  

There are two ways to make your pedigree available to the project administrator for posting on the Patriarch Page:
1.  Send the pedigree by email directly to in the simplified form described below  (If you send it this way, your pedigree will only be posted on the Patriarch Page, and will not be included in the Pedigree Forum)
Be sure to include
mail address you wish to be posted with the pedigree
                 Kit number of the project participant whose pedigree this is
ame, birthdate, birthplace, spouse for each generation (direct  male line).

2.  Log-in to post your pedigree on the Pedigree Forum.  By posting your pedigree on the forum, you are making it available for the Project Administrator to post it on the Patriarch Page, along with your contact information, and kit number (or code identity number).

  1. You must be logged in to post on this forum.
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  2.  Please include your Kit number or Code Identity number if you have been tested for the project.

  3. Please read the following instructions, then scroll down to the last posting on this forum and click "reply" in order to post your pedigree.

  4. The pedigree for a Surname Project follows your paternal line.  Please post only the information for each generation:

Full Name of Earliest Known Male Ancestor for this Surname
His birthdate
Spouse’s name

(If you are missing any piece of this information, post another bit of identifying information) 

Suggestions for Posting your Pedigree on this forum:

o        Post four pieces of information for each ancestor

o        Begin with the earliest generation

o        Use standard abbreviations:  m=married, b=born, d=died, c=circa, Co=county, VA=Virginia, GA=Georgia, etc

o        Try to keep to one line per generation

o        Include only generations that have this family surname

o        Provide your name and email address as the pedigree provider

o        Provide the kit number and/or project code identity number if pedigree is for a tested participant

o        Use surname with each generation

o        Don’t use all caps

o        Don’t include anyone whose birthdate is after 1910, for privacy concerns.

o        Don’t number the generations 

Scroll down to the last posting on this forum and click "reply". Post your pedigree in the box provided, and click "Post".    

If you do not see a"reply" tab, it means you have lost your log in and will need to log in again in order to post. Go back to the project home page, log in again, and return to the pedigree forum. Login should hold the second time. 


Donald Edward Maring
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 06:03:03 PM »

George, b c1730s, Germany, d Spring 1817, NJ m: Mary Fingerlong
George,  b 3 March 1765, Germany or NJ, d  14 May 1847, NY m1 Mary Hager Wilhelm
Jacob, b 9 Jan 1803, NJ, d  10 Jan 1851, NY m: Lucy Avery
Harmon, b 24 Sept 1827, NY, d  3 July 1891, FL, m1 Sarah Jane Deyo
Lee Deloss, 8 Aug 1864, NY, d  23 Jan 1941, MA m Emma May Fuller
Waldo Earle, 12 Feb 1890, NY, d  6 Nov 1971, SC m 1st Emily Hill
Norman Hill, 1 Dec 1914, PA—6 Nov 1998, SC m Sara Amelia Johnson
Donald Edward,  b 13 Oct 1942, DC m  Kathleen May Turk (Newton)
« Last Edit: October 27, 2014, 04:35:08 PM by Donald Edward Maring » Logged

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Donald Edward Maring

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 06:11:36 PM »

The surname Möhring is German and has its origin in an old word for "battle horse". The name has been anglicized to MEARING, MARING, MERING, MERRING and other forms; and it was written in many different ways in the various records over the past two centuries. In Colonial New Jersey, the English speaking record keepers often wrote the name as MEARING because in the 18th Century -ea- was used for a "long A" sound. "MERING", "MERRING", "MERRIN", and "MARING" became the four most widely used variations.

The "Mering" Family (1929)states: "Information that they were originally subjects of Netherlands has been handed down in the families of Nicholas Mearing, and George Mearing, from generation to generation . . . . (page six)" Further, that preface claims that George and his brothers sought work in Germany, "George at Hanover", and his brothers along the Rhine. In light of the fact that the surname is German and George attended a German-speaking Lutheran Church (rather than Reformed as would be expected of a Netherlander), it is questionable that he was a subject of the Netherlands apart from any time he may have worked there. It would have been usual for a German to travel north down the Rhine River into the Netherlands to embark on a ship to the Colonies.

Germans who entered the Colonies by way of Philadelphia often turned north to New Jersey where they mingled with the Dutch who were migrating south along the Delaware River from New York. Naturally, the families intermarried. George's brother's wife Susanna, for example, was born in the Netherlands. In this country, the use of the term "Dutch" to refer to Germans ("Deutsch") may have led to some confusion among later generations. George owned a "Dutch" Psalm Book, for example. During WW I, there was some anti-German sentiment which led to changing traditional names of places such as New Germantown to Oldham and German Valley to Long Valley; whether this sentiment played a part in shaping how people viewed their family history is an open question.

"The 'Mering' Family" (1929) cites two sources which describe an event of 1707 whereby German Valley was first settled by Germans on their way through New Jersey to New York. The Maring ancestors arrived much later.

Contradictory evidence comes from other descendants. The death record of George's grandson, George, son of Andrew, has both parents born Germany, but the 1870 census lists neither parent of foreign birth. On the 1870 census a column is marked by George's granddaughter, Mary A Morris, indicating that her father was of foreign birth. So Andrew, George's first known child, was born about 1762, and may have been in Germany or New Jersey. That at least gives a rough idea of when George came over.
What applies to Nicholas will apply to George, and the most interesting "witness" in this matter are from Nicholas's line. For instance, Richard Holn Maring, co-author of a county history, Kaler and Maring's History of Whitley County, Indiana (Indianapolis: B F Bowen & Co, 1907) wrote that his family descended from "Nicholas Maring, who emigrated from Wurttemburg, Germany, about the year 1770 and settled in New Jersey." The date of arrival was certainly earlier than 1770, perhaps the 1760s. The author's grandfather, Philip Maring [1788  1879], one of the youngest children of Nicholas, thus George's nephew, was still living up until the time Richard Maring was 20 years of age and is the likely source for the statement about nationality. Therefore, the suggestion that the Marings arrived from Wurttemburg warrants research.
An entry for Jesse Maring in a 1901 county history was possibly a source for The "Mering" Family (1929): "Peter Maring, the father of our subject, was born in New Jersey, in 1783, and spent the first twelve years under the parental roof, during which time he did not learn a word of English, as the German language was used in his home." Jesse's father Peter was the oldest son of Nicholas.

A J Baughman's Centennial Biographical History of Richland and Ashland Counties, Ohio (1901) has a biographical sketch of Jesse Maring (pp 210 213). "He was born in Blooming Grove township February 8, 1820, and is of German lineage, his paternal grandparents having been natives of the Fatherland, whence they came to the new world." Jesse was a grandson of Peter, mentioned above; there is some question as to whether the write-up should have said "paternal great-grandparents", but the point is that the family was originally German.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 12:17:42 PM »

Hi, Donald.  Your pedigree has been posted:

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