Little known facts about Melchoir Flinspach (Flinchbaugh)
The following pages are from J. M. Flinchbaugh (Historian) This is part of what he wrote in 1928 in the town of York, Pennsylvania. J M is in the line of Frederick Flinchbaugh
In writing a historical sketch I am not actuated by any false pride nor do we boast of great men and women, but we write the chronicles of a family who are very numerious in York County, Penna. A family who settled here prior to the war for independence. A family that gave three brothers to fight for the independence of the land of their adoption, a family that played an important part in the religious life of the community in which they lived in the pioneer days.
To the members of this family who fought in three great wars of our country, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the World War, as well as to others who did their bit in the vocations of Peace this booklet is dedicated.
J. M. Flinchbaugh
Red Lion, Pa
June 23, 1928
What sought they thus afar ?
Bright jewels of the mine ?
The wealth of seas, the spoils of war ?
They sought a faith's pure shrine.
J.M.Flinchbaugh is buried in the Freysville Church Cemetery Born 1879 Died 1947
His father is buried in the same cemetery, J M's father