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Harshbarger/Hershberger/Harshberger name in VA

juliacash (View posts)
Posted: 15 Jul 2000 9:10AM GMT
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 10:28AM GMT
There is an abundance of Harshbarger's in the state of Virginia. They seem to be found into specific areas. One is in the greater Shenandoah Valley including Shenandoah County, Page County, Rockingham County and Augusta County. This area is rich with Scotch/Irish, Scottish and German descendants. The earliest Harshbargers in this area migrated to Philadelphia down through Frederick County, Maryland into Frederick County, Virginia and settled in Shenandoah County, Virginia. The 1990 Virginia Census listed seven people named Harshbarger (in various spellings. One Christian Hirschberger was listed as having 11 white souls in one dwelling and one extra dwelling. There was also listed a John Hershberger, a John, Isaac, and Frederick Harshbarger a Christian Hersberger and Frederick Herschberger.

In earlier documents concerning Shenandoah County, Virginia there was also listed a Henrich Herschberger. This man came from Germany and 1760. His children were listed as Christian, Elizabeth, Jacob, Anna, John, Henry, Abraham, Christina, Samuel, Daniel, and David Herschberger. Since he died in 1788 it is most likely several of those men listed on the 1790 Census were his sons. A John Hershberger and Isaac Hershberger probably were not directly related to the others. The Christian Hirschberger came from Germany on the ship "St. Andrews" to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sept. 9, 1749. I have much more information about the Valley Harshbargers and their descendants. It is easier to answers rather thsn History.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
juliacash 15 Jul 2000 3:10PM GMT 
Don Harshbarger 13 Aug 2000 1:49PM GMT 
charlesharshbarger 20 Aug 2001 4:55PM GMT 
militarybrat65 24 Dec 2001 11:57PM GMT 
kaharris175 17 Sep 2007 10:29PM GMT 
herkydude1 18 Sep 2007 7:12PM GMT 
DMcNiven0168 17 Dec 2007 8:57PM GMT 
sb1418 15 Nov 2008 3:01PM GMT 
militarybrat65 15 Nov 2008 8:17PM GMT 
butter3761 23 Mar 2002 12:22PM GMT 
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