I started my research at the Historical Society of Berks County, PA and the Berks County Courthouse, Recorder of Wills.
Later I joined the Berks County Genealogical Society, where I am a member for 20 years and a Past President.
I am currently serving as a library volunteer at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, where I serve as a volunteer in the library.
I also researched at the Mercer Museum's Spruance Library in Bucks County, PA, and the Lehigh County Historical Society.
I use the RootsMagic software program to store my genealogical research.
Here is a link to my Gehris Genealogy Research.
My ancestor Johann Peter GERES and family arrived in America on the ship 'Robert & Alice' on 24 Sep 1742 in Philadelphia. They left their home in the village of Horschbach, Palatinate with Johann Philip GERES, Peter's younger brother. Their other brother, Johann Simon GERES, came to America on the ship 'Samuel' on 27 Aug 1739 arriving in Philadelphia.
My German surnames are:
GERES/GEHRES, KOCHS, SCHUCK and ZIMMER.
My Pennsylvania German surnames are:
GEHRIS, GEIGER, BOWER, MOLL, BITTENBENDER,
HERB, HUFF, INBODY, MILLER, DEISHER, BABB, RAHN, KUTZ,
BOSSERT, SIEGFRIED, GEEHER, HAAS, PICK, NOLL AND YOUSE.
For information on these families from Berks County, contact me by email.
Stop by and see my Gray Ghost Squadron homepage, a tribute to my service
in the U.S. Marine Corps and VMFA-531.
Visit my Berks County Civil War Veterans pages, a tribute to my great grandfather.