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1792. Garrett (Gebhardt)(Gerhart) FISCUS(923) (841)(924) was born in 1695 in Rhine Palatinate, Germany.(925) (926)(927) Gerhart (Gerhardt) Fiscus arrived in the United States in 1743 when he was 48 years old. He was born in a part of western Germany near France called the Rhine Palatinate. -- Aarons of Crate, Rhineland.

Gerhart Fiscus was born in 1695. -- Armstrong.
He died before 1795. "Gerhart (Gerhardt) Fiscus was born in a part of western Germany near France called the Rhine Palatinate. Gerhart and his younger brother Friederich arrived in Philadelphia in the ship Loyal Judith from Rotterdam, Holland, on September 2, 1743. Gerhart was 48 and Friederich was 36 years of age. His son, Gerhardt or Garrett Fiscus, married mary Magdalena and they emigrated to America aboard the ship Phoenix from Rotterdam, Holland arriving in Philadelphia on October 20, 1774." -- Wayne Fiscus, p.11

The ship Royal Judith with Master James Cowley sailed from Rotterday via the isle of Wight in England, arriving in Philadelphia on September 2, 1743. Among the passengers were Gerhard Fischkus, age 48, and Frederick Fischkus, age 36. Various spellings for the two brothers are Fiskes, Finkes, Fiscus, Fiechgus and Fiscos. Gerhard made a mark instead of writing his signature. Frederick and Gerhard were presumedly brothers. -- J.A and Elma Fiscus, p.23

Gerhardt and Friederich Fiscus may have chosen Pennsylvania because other Fiscuses were there, maybe relatives. Moreover, Pennsylvania was a colony known for its religious freedom. Many, many Germans settled there. -- Wayne Fiscus, pp. 45-46

General history: "Wm. Penn went to Germany to recruit people to come to what is now Pennsylvania. He promised religious freedom. The journey usually started in May and ended in October. 26 custom houses had to be stopped at on the trip up the Rhine. Delays in Holland, where food was dear, depleted the funds of the traveler. It took 8, 9, or 12 weeks to cross the Atlantic depending on the wind. Seven weeks was considered a short trip. Passengers were packed on the boats like sardines-many got ill--many died. On arrival here, the passengers were bargained for to pay their passage debts. No stigma was attached to this as all were in the same situation. In 1792, of 150 who left Germany, only 50 arrived in Philadelphia. Fiscus folk must have been a hardy lot. Ship captains were cruel and dishonest. Chest of required items were broken into and things stolen. One man wrote that he got on a ship at Rotterdam on 9-5-1747 and arrived in Philadelphia 4-5-1748. On arrival here most passengers were owing money to the ship captain and someone here had to pay the bill." -- Elma Fiscus
Children were:

child896 i. Gerhart (Garrett) FISCUS.