Place Name where my 4th Great Grandmother originated
by Carol Lee
(Lubbock, TX, USA)
My 4th great-grandmother was "Dorothea Catherine" - Maiden name unknown. (1753-1845).
Her place of birth was said to be "Freshwelder, Alsace, Germany."
She settled in Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, and was married to Daniel Reichard (and all variant spellings of surname).
My guess is she came to the US around 1771, but I don't know if she was married when she arrived (likely in Philadelphia) or not. I've been trying to determine the location of this town or village; I know the history and boundaries have changed many times, but I would like to learn the approximate area she was from, even though that village may be long gone.