________________________________________ FlickingerMcBee.com Family Page E-mail: robinfmg@proton.me Welcome to the Flickinger, FLückiger & McBee Family Page! Since 2005, researchers of this surname group have been connecting with me through this site. It is a pleasure to share family history and stories with other researchers. My name is Robin Flickinger Gaynor; I am a genealogist who enjoys family history and photographs. This site contains surname ancestor information, as well as on-going research about the 1753 Swiss immigrant ancestor, Peter FLICKINGER, branches of his family, descendants, and other Flückiger family lines. Please write to me telling of your FLICKINGER / Flückiger family names, what you know of the location where they lived or left in Europe, details of their emigration, port of arrival and where and when they lived in North America or elsewhere. 1) Migration history of Fluckigers 2) 1700's Fl migration from CH to Pfalz & America 3) 1800's Fl migration from CH & Pfalz to USA 4) DNA surname studies 5) Photograph links Additionally, this website will explore the McBee families with whom I am connected. Migration History of Flickingers (Flückiger): Researcher Gertrud Flückiger, in her German language book, Flückiger Chronik, states that many Flückigers migrated from Weissenburg, Bavaria in the 1300s, to Flückigen, Switzerland (near Rohrbach and Huttwil, Canton Bern, CH). From there, branches of the family migrated north west to Alsace (Elsass) France, some went east (to eastern Germany, and Austria) via the Danube River, and others headed north up the Rhine River to settle in Pfalz Rheinland. 1700's Fl migration from CH to Pfalz & America Peter FLICKINGER, immigrant of 1753, is my ancestor. He settled in Pennsylvania, and is one of the family lines discussed in the 1927 book, The Flickinger Family History, by Robert E. Flickinger. Immigrant Peter was born in Herzogenbuchsee, Bern, Switzerland, south of the Rhine River – about 10 miles NW of Huttwil, Bern, CH. FamilySearch.org has filmed church records and workers have uploaded Peter’s baptism record from the church books of Canton Bern. There are two dates considered currently, one is February 1730 and the more likely is the 13 August, 1730 baptism record in Rohrbach bei Huttwil, Bern, Switzerland. Many people were born and given the same first names, so figuring out family relationships is delicate. Other immigrants: Johannes (and his son Joseph) and Ulrich are closely related to Peter. They are also from Rohrbach. Immigrant Andreas is more distantly related to them, having been born in the Luetzelflueh - Sumiswald area some 15 miles south of Huttwil. Johannes’ son Joseph was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and no longer considered a later arriving immigrant. The initial yDNA tests have been invaluable, and I encourage male genetic Flickingers and Fluckigers to participate with FTDNA out of Houston, Texas. Many researchers have taken an autosomal test with various companies. These tests are wonderful for linking cousins on many surname lines and provide clues in research. 1800's Fl migration from CH & Pfalz to USA Some Flickingers originating from Switzerland lived in Rheinland – Pfalz and then migrated to eastern USA. Names such as: Adam, Johan Georg, Geo. Michael Flickinger, and more moved to California, Iowa, Missouri and other locations. Some Flückigers who emigrated to the USA directly from Switzerland during this era, mostly kept the Swiss spelling of the surname. return to page 1 DNA Studies: Family Tree DNA is the company providing the service for our surname study. Other company data can be added. Also, Gedmatch is a separate and free service that allows your DNA test results to be uploaded for comparison to other data that has been uploaded. Note, some researchers will find a close match to test subjects with other surnames. Parent Events occur, such as adoption, relationships, etc. and can obscure a surname. Link to join the FTDNA Flickinger / Fluckiger surname study: https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Flickinger My advice is to check with the site or with me to see if there is a discounted price available. A YDNA test for 67 alleles is a great place to start testing, for a reasonable cost. That test is for males only who carry the Flickinger/Fluckiger surname. Swiss Ancestor Kaspar Flückiger of the late 1500s, according to a recent DNA study of descendants, has a close connection to the immigrant Peter Flickinger of 1753 line, as well as some Fluckigers who emigrated to Wyoming a hundred years ago directly from the Dürrenroth, Bern, Switzerland.. return to page 1 About: Please write to me with your input! Email: robinfmg@proton.me Robin Flickinger Maddox Gaynor, genealogist copyright 2006 - 2024, Robin Gaynor 52524 return to page 1 In Progress Flickinger Family Narrative, Charts & Pictures Photographs from Robert E Flickinger's 1927 family history book McBee pages