Geneology Alsace Lorraine France
by Joe Wells, Jr.
I have ancestors who immigrated to America in 1752. Records show that Johann Jacob Whipkey was born between 1736-1739 in Weissembourg, Alsace, Lorraine, France.
His wife, Elizabeth, was born in 1749 in Alsace, Lorraine, France. They settled first in Maryland and then in Pennsylvania among German immigrants.
Is it appropriate to call them Germans, or would they be considered French?
Which language would they have spoken?
I would appreciate any insight you could offer about this matter. Thank you in advance.
Joe Wells, Jr.