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Amick's Rangers
Our Amick Family Roots
Johan Georg Emig was born in Germany on July 7, 1714 and married Maria in Germany about 1736. Johan Georg and Maria and their two children Johan Heinrich, "Henry"  and Johan Philip Emig debarked from Rotterdam on the ship Christian and arrived in Philadelphia in 1749. They settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where Johan Georg established a grist and saw mill.  Johan Georg (jr) the third son, was born in America in 1751.  Johan Georg died in 1773 and willed his land to his son Johan Georg (jr).  Maria died in 1799 and is buried near him.

"Henry", the first son of Johan Georg, married Anna Catherina Nicholas in Bedminster on the 4th of December, 1759.  Catherine was the daughter of Valentine and Anna Elisabeth Nicholas.  "Henry" and Catherine's first child was Maria Elisabeth born the 5th of September, 1760.  Their son, Henry Emig, was born the 7th of June, 1762.  Henry died in 1777 leaving Catherine a widow with orphans.

Henry Emig/Amick, son of the elder "Henry", son of Johan Georg, was also a miller, inheriting his father's grist and saw mill on Tohickon Creek.  Henry fought as a patriot in the Revolutionary War in John Keller's First Regiment of Foot, Bucks County Militia, Pennsylvania.  Henry married Barbara Nieman in 1783.  Henry and Barbara named their first son Henry, who was born the 13th of January, 1788.  Jacob, the second son, was born in 1789.  The third son was known as John "The Miller" Amick.
DALMER, Pendleton County: Henry and wife Barbara sold the land in Bucks County in 1790 and the family moved to Pendleton County, Virginia (now West Virginia) along with Henry's cousin, Nicholas.  In 1793, Nicholas Amick (Emmick) sold his land to Henry and moved to Kentucky. Henry and Barbara had twelve children.
In Background From Dalmer
Johnny Alvin Dalmer
Age 87
Henry Amick Grave
Amick-Pitzenbarger Homestead on Amick Knob
1762 - 1830
Rev. Soldier Pa
(Original Stone at Franklin Historical Society)
Henry died in 1830.  He died in the second story, and was so big, no one could lift him.  So, grabbed by the boots Henry was dragged down the stairs, his head banging on each step. Two of his sons, Jacob and John the miller, moved to Nicholas County, Virginia, in 1821.  Henry's first son Henry also moved to Nicholas County, and homesteaded on Mann Creek, and then moved on to Ohio.  Two Amick daughters also moved to Nicholas County.  John Nicholas Amick moved from Pendleton, to Rockbridge, then homesteaded at Cross Lanes. John married Mary Leamon in 1806.  Amick homestead at Dalmer was sold to the Pitzenbargers.

"Propst was known for his Apple Brandy"
Thorn Creek, Pendleton County, is the site of the Amick black powder mill that exploded and there are numerous family stories passed down about it.  Henry's son, John the miller married Catherine Bowers in Dahmer on Feb. 20, 1814. 

John was called "John the miller" to distinguish him from the other Johns in the family.  He moved to Thorn Creek and built a black powder mill.  Black blasting powder was used in construction of the B & O Railroad and there are numerous family stories handed down about the John's mill.  One morning the mill exploded, and having survived the blast, soon after, John the miller and Catherine moved to Nicholas County.
McCoy Mill - Thorn Creek
near John the miller Black Powder Mill
(John's Mill Site destroyed by floods circa 1930s)
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