THE HENRY FLICK/FLEEK FAMILY of BERLIN, BEDFORD/SOMERSET CO. PA, ca. 1776 - 1792, REMOVED TO HAMPSHIRE CO, VA, by 1794. TWO SONS MARRIED UMSTADT GIRLS. [So here comes another wagon train!!!! And it’s a wonder anyone was left in the Perkiomen area!]

It is significant of the migration pattern of that era that Henry Flick and wife Susannah ( ca 1776 - 92 ) were neighbors of: Moses Rambo, Henry Davis, John & Adam Huber, Frederick Marsteller, Jacob Schneider, Michael & Mathias Zimmerman, John Frey, Wm. DeHaven, son of Jacob DeHaven and Eleanor Davis, the children of Wm. Brooke and Rachel Kendall and other Allied surnames from Montgomery Co, Pa, many of whom Peter Umstatt would have remembered.

Church Records of Berlin, Somerset Co, PA , translated from German by E. C. Saylor, 1929, Closson Press, 1989. From Reformed Church Records: Births, Deaths & Baptisms of Berlin, Somerset Co, PA :
p. 1
child: John George born 15 Jun 1777 bapt. 09 Oct 1777 parents: Moses Rambo, Elizabeth
child: John Adam born 11 Oct 1777 bapt. 09 Oct 1777. parents: Heinrich FLICK, Elizabeth , [This John Adam m. Elizabeth Umstat/Umstott, dau. Peter and Rachel...their son Abraham m. Abt. 1826 in Randolph Co. VA. Christina dau. of Nicholas Marsteller and Mary Marteney. “Letters remaining in Post Office” show that Abraham and Christiana, were in Randolph Co. by 1833.]
p. 5 Baptism child: Catherine born 09 Apr 1782 bapt. 27 Aug 1783; parents: Frederick Marsteller, Catherine, wit: John Hoffman, Catherine Springer
p. 13 Baptism child: Susanna born 10 Apr 1778 bapt. 27 Jul 1779 ; parents: Frederick Marsteller witness George Michael Graff
p. 160 Marriages by Rev. Jacob Crigler Henry Marteney to Elizabeth Marastatler (yes spelled with a "t") 20 Jun 1820.


Henry bought land from Daniel and Rosannah Jones Dec. 5th 1794 on the Drains of Cabin Run of Patterson Cr. near the Umstatts, adj. to Frederick Purget, John Stack, Benjamen Newhouse. (Hampshire Co. VA Land Records Bk. 9:568.)
20 Aug. 1800 a Henry (Sr. or Jr.) bought land on Patterson Creek part that had been sold to Thomas Cooper in 1777, and part to Peter Neau (Nyce?) in 1777. John Daily wit. early land rec.

Henry Flick is shown on the Hampshire Co. VA portion of the 1820 census. There is a mark which MAY mean foreign born, not naturalized. His wife's name was Susannah. (Elizabeth of PA in 1777 evidently died pre 1816, when the will of Henry was written.)

Henry's will, written 31 July, 1816, proven 1821, wit. by John Spencer, Adam Brookhart names his children. Susanna died about 1838, she willed to “her children”. (Hampshire Co. Will Books 7:478 ; 1:211)
List of the purchasers at the Estate Sale of Susanna in 1838 includes following surnames among others: Culp, Dobbins, Elifrits, Flick, Hull, Huskel, John, Spencer, Stagg, Umstatt, Keller, Linkafusr. (Motts & Singleton story of Green Co WI Pub. 1884, Northcraft.)

1. Benjamin (m. Mary Brookhardt) (had d. pre 1816, only son not mentioned, but
granddaughter Susanna is mentioned - the only one of many grandchildren.)
2. John (m. Elizabeth Brookhardt)
3. Jacob (m. Susan Umstatt) (See # 4. Susan above for issue.)
4. Solomon m. Sarah Ann Putnam, d. Jan. 27, 1789, Crawford Co. IL,
dau. Rhoda m. Jacob W. Umstead d. Crawford Co. IL)
5. Susan (m. William Hatton)
6. Katherine (m. Nicholas Paugh.).
7. Adam (m. Elizabeth Umstatt)

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