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The Importance of Being an Earnest: The History and Westward Migration of a Pennsylvania Geman Family 

By Russell David Earnest, Sr.


This book traces ten generations of Earnest from immigrant Wilhelm Earnst (ca. 1715-50) in southeastern Pennsylvania to the Far West. Related families include Bach, Balsbaugh, Brua, Dutt, Harp, Hummel, Knapp, Minnich, Rahm, Sichelle, Weiser, and more.


Softcover, black & white illustrations. Everyname index, 237 pages. 

The Importance of Being an Earnest - Russell David Earnest, Sr.

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