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Here is the record of his baptism in the Evangelical Reformed Church in Frederick, MD: "Johannes, son of Philip and Dorothea Christ, b. 30 Oct. 1778, bp. 4 Apr. 1779. Sponsors: Johannes and Christina Huber." [William J. Hinke and Frederick S. Weiser, Maryland German Church Records, Vol. 5, p. 44] I think that clears up any confusion about who his parents were.
The problem comes in determining who Dorothea was before her marriage to Philip Crist. There was a Philip Crist who came to Baltimore prior to 1758, age 15, with his father Jacob Crist. This may be the same man, but you would need to do more research in the records in Maryland. They aren't online. I would check the records from the Evangelical Lutheran Church from about 1760-1767.
Philip and Dorothea had these children baptised in the same church:
There was a naturalization of a Philip Crist in Frederick Co., MD in 1765, but the record itself is not online.
There was a Philip Crist who was serving in Col. XXXXX XXXXX's Batallion in Frederick Co., MD in 1779.
If it is the same man, there is a will of a Philip Crist in Frederick Co., MD dated 1812. It is not online.
I am sorry there aren't more records online and that research will need to be done in person in Maryland. I did not find an Adam Crist in Maryland in that time frame.
Hope this helps a little
Is there somewhere I can call to obtain these records in MD since I don't live anywhere near there?Is this Jacob Crist you mentioned, the father of Philip Crist, possibly the oldest brother of Nicholas Heinrich Crist?Thanks,Terry
Thanks so much for the excellent rating. There are several Nicholas Heinrich Crists. There was N. H. Crist and Ana Catharine Nowlin who had N. H. Crist Jr. and a J. Jacob Crist, but that Jacob moved to Kentucky and died there about 1830, so he isn't your Philip's father. Untangling the Crists would take a lot of time and effort delving into the church and court records in Frederick Co., MD.
Since it is so time-consuming, there isn't someone you can call. You would need to hire a genealogist who does on-site work. You can find a professional genealogist through http://www.apgen.org/ or http://www.progenealogists.com/. Fees vary all over the map from as little as $75 per hour to over $150, so it pays to negotiate.
The Frederick County Historical Society also offers to help with research (done by its members) for a much smaller fee. You can read more about it here: http://www.hsfcinfo.org/library/research.htm
Good luck with your research
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