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I don't really know what to make of this, since I've never heard this story before. I'll post it here unless and until I find a reason to move it.
Indian Salli reunion coming October 12
September 26, 2018
http://thebudgetnewspaper.com/2018/09/2 … ctober-12/
By Beverly Keller
The third Indian Salli reunion is set for Friday, October 12. This is the sixth such event held to date. The Thanksgiving event is set for WB Services located at 6834 County Road 672, Suite 102, Millersburg.
Speakers will share what is most accurately believed to have happened in those early days when the Amish first came to America. They will pay special attention to what it was like for Indian Salli who’s name was changed to Sarah at the time she married Andrew Schrock who was 14 years older than the young woman.
According to Little Samuel, one of the event’s organizers, the event is one not to miss. “As enjoyable as the other reunions were, this year we expect bigger and better with it being an all-day event with more speakers and activities throughout the day," he shared. Get some good fellowship with your relatives descended from Indian Salli and Andrew Shrock."
Guest speakers are set to include Prophet Neolin (The Delaware Prophet), Der Weiss Stutzman, Indian Salli, Moravian Missionaries and possibly someone from an existing Delaware tribe.
He noted that there will be an apple peeling social in the evening for apples to be used for apple butter making the next day at Gnadenhutten where 90 Christian Lenni Lenape Indians were massacred.
A new Indian Salli book has been composed that includes the history behind the biological family of the Lenni Lenape later known as the Delaware Indians. Those placing an order for the book when making their reservation for the event will receive a 10 percent discount.
A catered meal will be served at 12:15 p.m., for which reservations are required. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children, ages 12 and under. Reservations are needed by September 30. Those wishing to take part in the apple peeling must also register to be sure supplies are available for participation.
“Native American artifacts and Indian Salli keepsakes may be available at the reunion," Samuel shared.
Following the meal, a visit to the Indian Salli gravesite will be made. A nature walk has also been scheduled as part of the visit to the cemetery.
For more information or to register, call 440-281-5838 or email email@example.com or go to nativeamish.org.
I remember hearing this somewhere before..
Sarah (Salli) Schrock formerly Hochstetler
Born 20 Sep 1797 in Somerset County Pennsylvaniamap
Daughter of Joseph Hochstetler and Susanna (Gieber) Hochstetler
Sister of Elizabeth Hochstetler
Wife of Andrew Schrock — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of Andrew Schrock — married Nov 1815 in Somerset, PA
Sarah was born in 1797. She was the daughter of Joseph Hochstetler and Susanna Gieber. She passed away in 1875.
The claim that she was of Native American ancestry has never been proved by scientific evidence, despite statements that it has, though the story is embraced by a mulitude of her descendants. MtDNA from this line belongs to the T1a1 (European) haplogroup.
Roald Schrack's mtDNA results, Family Tree DNA. __Note: the GeneTree results that are cited as "9% Native American" cannot be real, because GeneTree never offered tests that gave percentages of ethnic ancestry. MtDNA can be either Native OR European, or from another source, it cannot be broken down by percentages.
Many thanks. I have one possible problem with this testimony. mtDNA comes down ONLY through the direct female line. So, unless Roald Schrack's mtDNA comes in a direct female line (i.e., mother's mother's morther's mother's mother's, etc.), then it has no bearing on this. Even if Roald Schrack is a direct descendant of this Salli Schrock (as seems likely based on the surnames), his (?her) mtDNA will not show Salli Schrock's mtDNA--unless he (?she) is ALSO a direct descendant of Salli Schrock on his (?her) mother's mother's mother's mother's mother's side.
The documentary evidence, however, seems to clearly refute the claim to Indian ancestry. Maybe, this should be moved to "Who are they?" until the family can provide better evidence.