Peter FIKE ~ Magdalene ARNOLD
Maple Spring Cemetery near
Elgon, Preston County, West Virginia
B - NOV 3, 1794
D - NOV 28, 1871
WED - MAR 12, 1818
B - NOV 16 1796
D - SEPT 1883
CHILDREN ~~ MARRIED
SUSANNA ~~ JOHN L SNYDER
SAMUEL A. ~~ RACHEL SNYDER
DAVID ~~ ELIZABETH SNYDER
LYDIA ~~ HENRY SPIKER
CHRISTENA ~~ JACOB WEIMER
MARY ~~ PHINEAS MILLER
ANNA ~~ JEREMIAH MILLER
MAGDALENE ~~ JOHN WEIMER
MOSES ~~ SOPHIA RUDOLPH
AARON ~~ REBECCA RUDOLPH
PETER FIKE ~ THE ORIGINAL FIKE IN THIS
COMMUNITY CAME IN 1854 -
ACTUAL GRAVE SITE 1 MILE EAST 1/4 MILE NORTH
(The reverse of the FIKE Memorial)
WED APR 18 1784
B MAR 2 1763
D MAY 5 1857
BURIED NEAR MEYERSDALE PA
B FEB 9 1765
D MAY 29 1831
WED APR 15 1788
DEDICATION: "On May 26, 1985, a Homecoming was held for the Eglon WV congregation and the Peter Fike Memorial Dedication. The Master of Ceremonies for the Event was Galen Fike, and the pianist Cynthia Fike.
Alonzo Fide conducted the Minute Moments of Reflection and Roger Fike performed the Dedication. Special music was provided by all the Fikes, and many other descendants and guests gathered around and performed special roles.
By 1986, Peter Fike and Magdalene Arnold are said to have 10,000 living descendants among which there are 125 ministers of the German Baptist Brethren Church."
SOURCES: Search for FIKE and MILLER families:
Found FIKE etc: www(dot)concentric.net/pvb/GEN/pfike.
Search for FIKE in the *BRIDE INDEX: http://brideindex.info/
Found Mary FIKE and others.
*The Bride Index is a huge site that I stumbled upon some time ago. Alphabetical index for brides, includes personal details. Worth checking out.
Rather than the original tombstone, this is the Memorial for the FIKE family. It is unique in that it shows all of the children and their spouses. The reverse shows the parents of Peter FIKE and Magdalene ARNOLD. Three generations on one marker!
My connection to this family is with Mary FIKE and her husband Phineas MILLER.
My paternal grandmother was Ada May (MILLER) GATES. Ada's parents were Sarah BEEGHLY and William Howard MILLER.
William Howard's parents were Mary FIKE and Phineas MILLER. So Mary FIKE and Phineas MILLER are my great great grandparents.
Also, interesting to note that Mary's sister Anna Fike married Jeramiah MILLER.
In addition, there are three spouses with the surname SNYDER; two with the surname WEIMER; and two with the surname RUDOLPH.