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Subject: Re: [YOUNT] John Yount
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 17:54:41 -0000
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If you are talking about The Yount Family of Europe and America by Edith Warren Huggins, I believe you should take it with a grain of salt. A family, Hans George Jundt, wife
Anna Maria and four children (Jacob, Hans George, Maria Elizabeth and Johannes) arrived in Philadelphia on the ship Britannia in 1731. The name on the ship's manifest is copied as Gunt, Gundt, or Jundt by most researchers. As to the brother Andrew as mentioned in Huggins's book, I would question that. The record of baptisms in the Lutheran church in Niederbronn list the family that travelled as well as 3 children that died. There is, however, no mention of an Andrew as belonging to this family. The likelyhood of an ironmonger's child staying in Alsace to study music and when arriving in America, became a farmer seems not plausible to me.
Much research has been done in the last 20 years, so it is possible that Huggins's work has been superceded. Also there were a large number of Jundts in Switzerland. My line is Hans George, Hans George, John, John Jacob Simone, John Simone, Martin Victor, Arnold Joseph and our branch spells it Yundt. I believe, if I remember correctly, the other two brothers became Yount.
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