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Elvis Presley's Direct Line Palatine German Ancestors




There are historian's that believe that Elvis has German lineage. There have been many articles and a few books Stating that Elvis has Scottish lineage. Many ask what is the truth?


Lorina Bolig has discovered evidence that Elvis did have Scottish lineage, but not through Andrew Presley as Allan Morrison has suggested.

Through her research she has located documented history, ship records, census records, and many other remarkable sources, that show Andrew was in fact a Palatine German. He came to the Americas with his father Valintin Bressler and his mother from Palatine Germany in 1710 on a ship named FAME.

Allan Morrison suggested in his book "The Presley Prophecy" that Elvis' Great Grandfather Andrew was from Lonmay in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Lorina Bolig the author of "Ancestors of Elvis Aaron Presley 50 Generations Revised and Edited Edition" has evidence proving his grandfather to be from Germany. Elvis' Andrew did not marry a woman named Elspeth Leg.

Elvis' ancestors of his direct line are Andreas Andrew Presley born 1704 in Germany and died 1759 in Anson, North Carolina, USA. He was six years old when he came to the Americas with his father and mother from Germany. His wife's name was Anna Wells born 1697 in Southold, Suffolk, New York, USA and died 1765 in Anson, North Carolina, USA.

Between May and November of 1709, Elvis' 6th Great Grandfather Johannes Valintine Bressler, arrived in London. From there they came to New York in 1710. Thirty years of war and devistation caused the Palantine's to gather their belongings and cross the ocean, hoping for a better future. For more information onTHE CAUSES OF THE EARLY "PALATINE" EMIGRATIONS

Johann Valentine Bressler/Preslar/Presley, his wife, 3 sons, and 2 daughters came to New York on a ship. The name of the ship was Fame. The Captain of the ship was Walter Houxton. The ship arrived June 14, 1710 from
London to New York. Johann Valentine and his family are on the ships New York - German Passenger Lists, 1710, Third List. Hunter number 82. Johann Valentin Bressler, 41, Anna Christiana, 36, Anna Elisabetha, 14, Anna Gertrud, 12,Andreas, 6, Antoni, 4, (son), 1 1/2 Presler, Bresseler; Roman Catholic; 1st arrivals in London. The passenger list is based on the first part (75 names) of the 1 July 1710 subsistence list along with any who appear to have been part of their households. Johann Adolph Arthopoeus, a passenger listed below, was the listmaster on the ship Fame which arrived 14 June 1710 indicating most of these passengers were probably on that ship. This list was taken during the voyage from London to New York.

Elvis does have Scottish roots, but they date back further to the Kings and Queens of Scotland. Allan's Andrew, is by no means the same Andrew that is the Ancestor of Elvis or his Presley relatives.

There is further evidence of Andrew being a Palatine German. His father Valentin Presler, is listed in "The Book of Names Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley Compiled and Arranged by Lou D. MacWethy. Published by The Enterprise and News, St. Johnsville, NY., 1933". "In the
Index--To The Kocherthal Church Records." and "The Book of Names Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk ValleyCompiled and Arranged by Lou D. MacWethy. Published by The Enterprise and News, St. Johnsville, NY., 1933". Colonial Census of 1710 List of Palatines Remaining in New York From vol. III Documentary History of New York." There is more of Valintin being listed along with his family, among these Documentary records.

The Author has many detailed sources that can show the reader beyond a doubt that Elvis ancestors came from Palatine Germany. Showing that Elvis has German roots, remarkably sourced in "Ancestors of Elvis Aaron Presley 50 Generations Revised and Edited Edition". This amazing genealogy will show the reader many Royal lines, sharecroppers, and even some really interesting surprises. From Palatine Germany to London England and then New York his family Journeyed to Maryland, the Carolina's, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

SOURCES



Three Rivers Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie History From America's Most Famous Valleys. Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration. A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores. by Walter Allen Knittle, Ph.D. Department of History College of the City of New York Published Philadelphia, 1937. THE EMBARKATION LISTS FROM HOLLAND - SECOND PARTY SAILING MAY 23, 1709. Copyright © 1998, -- 2003. Berry Enterprises. All rights reserved.(In Reference to: Bresly, Johan & vrouw, 3 ch.)

Three Rivers Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie History From America's Most Famous Valleys Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration. A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores. by Walter Allen Knittle, Ph.D. Department of History College of the City of New York . Published Philadelphia, 1937.
CHAPTER 1. THE CAUSES OF THE EARLY "PALATINE" EMIGRATIONS. Copyright © 1998, -- 2003. Berry Enterprises. All rights reserved.

Lists of Germans from the Palatinate Who Came to England in 1709 - May 1709 Arrivals. Names were extracted from the New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, Vol. XL (40), pages 49-54; Published by the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, New York (January 1909). Compiled by Joe Beine.(In Reference to: Presler, Valentine * 40 w, 3s, 2d.)

1710, Third List Ship (FAME) Copyright © 1998-2006 ProGenealogists, Inc. (In Reference to: Johann Valentin Bressler, 41, Anna Christiana, 36, Anna Elisabetha, 14, Anna Gertrud, 12,-Andreas, 6, Antoni, 4, (son), 1 1/2 - Presler, Bresseler; Roman Catholic; 1st arrivals in London.)

Three Rivers Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie. History From America's Most Famous Valleys Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration. A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores by Walter Allen Knittle, Ph.D. Department of History College of the City of New York Published Philadelphia, 1937.
THE NEW YORK SUBSISTENCE LIST. Copyright © 1998, -- 2003. Berry Enterprises. All rights reserved. (In Reference to: Bresseler, Valentin 4-2, 5-2.)

Three Rivers Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie. History From America's Most Famous Valleys Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration. A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores by Walter Allen Knittle, Ph.D. Department of History College of the City of New York Published Philadelphia, 1937.
The Board of Trade List of First Party of Palatines in London, May 3, 1709 Copyright © 1998, -- 2003. Berry Enterprises. All rights reserved.(In Reference to: Presler, Valentine-w 3 sons, 2 daus.)

Three Rivers ~ Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie History From America's Most Famous Valleys The Book of Names Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley. Compiled and Arranged by Lou D. MacWethy. Published by The Enterprise and News St. Johnsville, NY., 1933.
Colonial Census of 1710 List of Palatines Remaining in New York. From vol. III Documentary History of New York. Copyright © 1998, -- 2003. Berry Enterprises. All rights reserved. (In Reference to: Bressler, Valtin, 41, Bressler, Christina, 36-Bressler, Anna Eliz, 14-Bressler, Anna Gertrude, 12-Bressler, Andreas, 9- Bressler, Anthony, 5-Bressler, Maria Agnes,)

Three Rivers ~ Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie History From America's Most Famous Valleys The Book of Names Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley. Compiled and Arranged by Lou D. MacWethy. Published by The Enterprise and News St. Johnsville, NY., 1933.
Palatine Heads of Families From Governor Hunter's Ration Lists June, 1710 to September, 1714. Compiled from the records in London and Presented to the descendants of the Palatines by BOYD EHLE. C. E. Copyright © 1998, -- 2003. Berry Enterprises. All rights reserved. (In Reference to: Bressler, Valentin, (N).)

Three Rivers ~ Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie History From America's Most Famous Valleys The Book of Names Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley. Compiled and Arranged by Lou D. MacWethy. Published by The Enterprise and News St. Johnsville, NY., 1933.
Index--To The Kocherthal Church Records (Pages 15 to 50 inclusive). Copyright © 1998, -- 2003. Berry Enterprises. All rights reserved. (In Reference to: Presler, Valentin, s17.)

Three Rivers Hudson Mohawk Schoharie History From America's Most Famous Valleys The Book of Names Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in theMohawk Valley. Compiled and Arranged by Lou D. MacWethy. Published by The Enterprise and News St. Johnsville, NY., 1933.
The Kocherthal Records A translation of the Kocherthal records of the West Camp Lutheran Church. By J. Christian Krahmer, October 1926. The following records were published in the Lutheran Quarterly published at Gettysburg, Pa. and with the permission of that paper to recopy. The translation was made from the original now deposited in the archives at Albany, N. Y. and are the property of the West Camp Lutheran Church. Copyright © 1998, -- 2003. Berry Enterprises. All rights reserved. (In Reference to: Baptism - Sept 13th: Johann Henrich Valentin, child of Johann Philipp and Catharina KREISER: sponsors: Henrich MEHS and Valentin PRESLER.)

Three Rivers ~ Hudson~Mohawk~Schoharie History From America's Most Famous Valleys The Book of Names Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley. Compiled and Arranged by Lou D. MacWethy. Published by The Enterprise and News St. Johnsville, NY., 1933. List of Palatines in 1709. Copied from the Manuscript in London, England.
Palatine Emigrants Into England to June 20, 1709. BOARD OF TRADE MISCELLANEOUS. Copyright © 1998, -- 2003. Berry Enterprises. All rights reserved. (In Reference to: Presler, Valentine.)


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