|Old Philly Courthouse on the right|
“When the alien immigrants entered the courthouse, a representative of the government was waiting. He told them they were now in a country that belonged to the King of England; a fact that required them to take an oath of allegiance to that King and his successors. The immigrants had to promise they would conduct themselves as good and faithful subjects, that they would not revolt against his Majesty, nor would they settle on lands that were not their own. They were also required to abjure or renounce allegiance to the Pope. In the words of another narrator, “After we took the oath, we signed our names to two different papers, one belonged to the King and the other to the government of Pennsylvania.”
|Artists conception of original church and log cabin.|
The Revolutionary War was heating up during this time. Michael signed the Oath of Alleigence to support the efforts of the Americans in the War for Independence on June 26, 1778. He served in the militia in the 4th Battalion, 8th Company, 4th Class under Colonel John Sigfried and Lt. Col. Nicholas Kern. In addition, his DAR record Ancestor #: A045334 says that he served as part of the Flying Camp under Caption Rundio.
Elizabeth Glass married Michael Diehl (Deal), whose father also gave service in the Revolutionary War. They had a daughter named Catherine "Caty" Diehl who married Frederick Immick. Their son Aaron married Catherine Morey. Aaron and Catherine Immick had a daughter named Sarah, the first telephone operator in Lower Mount Bethel, who married Samuel Frey. Isaac, the son of Sarah and Sam Frey, married Mary Alice Fangboner and their daughter, Edna was Ron's grandmother.
- "Pennsylvania German Pioneers", by Ralph Beaver Strassburger; edited by William John Hinke, Genealogical Pub. Co. 1966 (pgs 507-509)
- "Mid-Eighteenth Century Pennsylvania", by John T. Humphrey; http://www.angelfire.com/al2/McCalebs/PennLife1700s.html
- Humphrey, John T., Pennsylvania Births, Northampton County, Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD 21202
- "The old Court House and Friends Meeting",graphic. Philadelphia:Kennedy and Lucas Lithograph,1830
- Pennsylvania Archives, Series 5, Volume 8, page 317
- Daughters of the American Revolution, http://www.dar.org, Ancestor #: A045334
- “An Index of Names Appearing in Church Records of Twenty-Eight Churches in the Easton Pubic Library” compiled by Personnel of the Works Progress Administration, Robert F. Ehret and the Staff of the Easton Public Library. Easton, Pa, 18042
- http://www.emmanuels.org, sketch of Emmanual's Church
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