FRUTH
  DYS Numbers  
Kit # A                                                     Y Y               H
N                                                     G C C               A
C                                                     A A A               P
E                   3   3                             T             C C     L
S         3 3       8   8   4 4             4 4 4 4   A I I         D D     O
T 3 3   3 8 8 4 3 4 9 3 9 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 6 6 4 I I 4 6 5 5 Y Y 4 4 G
O 9 9 1 9 5 5 2 8 3 | 9 | 5 9 9 5 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 H     5 0 7 7   4 3 R
R 3 0 9 1 a b 6 8 9 1 2 2 8 a b 5 4 7 7 8 9 a b c d 0 4 a b 6 7 6 0 a b 2 8 P
  Group 1
4445 Johann Georg Fruth, b. 1718 Germany + Anna Maria Nagel > Johann Georg Fruth, II, b. 1759 13 24 14 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 32 14 15 17 17 10 11 19 22 15 16 16 18 36 39 11 12 R1b1
43669 Johann Georg Fruth, b. 1718 Germany + Anna Maria Nagel > Johann Heinrich Fruth b. 1756 13 24 14 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 31 14 14 15 17 10 11 19 22 15 16 16 18 36 39 11 12 R1b1


The DYS Numbers in red have shown a faster mutation rate than the average, and therefore these markers are very helpful at splitting lineages into subsets, or branches, within a family tree. DYS 19 is also known as DYS 394. A Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) test, which is used to confirm the haplogroup, has been performed on the haplogroups written in bold, red print in the right hand column. It is necessary to do an SNP (commonly called “snip”) test for only one individual within a family group in order to determine the haplogroup for everyone in the group.


THE FRUTH FAMILY
Copyright © December 2003, Revised 2006, 2011
Mary Fern Souder

The first known member of the Fruth family was Hans Martin Fruth, I, born by 1600. His descendents have lived for many generations in Beindersheim, a village in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Members of the Fruth family are still among the most progressive farmers of Germany.

All vital records for this family, while they lived in Germany, have been taken from very complete Evangelical church records. The pedigrees that are shown for the two Fruth participants in this study will begin with their most recent common ancestor, Johann George Fruth, born 1718 in Beindersheim. He married Anna Maria Nagel, whose father was the burgermeister (mayor) of Beindersheim.

As can be seen in the pedigrees of the two participants of this study, the early Fruth family in Germany intermarried with cousins to a considerable degree during the 1600's and 1700's. Our relatives in Germany said that this was because of a limited number of marriage candidates, and also to preserve farm property within the family.

Participant # 4445:

Johann Georg Fruth, II, son of Johann Georg Fruth and Anna Maria Nagel, was born in 1759 in Beindersheim, Germany. He married his cousin, Anna Maria Fruth.

Johann "Georg" Fruth, III, was born in 1798 in Beindersheim, and on 12 February 1828 he married Maria Margaretha Schubach in Beindersheim. German Evangelical church records between 1829 and 1832 show that they had two stillborn sons, and a daughter who lived only two months. The Fruths decided to emigrate to Ohio. They arrived childless in New York on August 6, 1833, and immediately joined family members who had previously immigrated to Seneca County, OH. They subsequently had three children: Sybilla M. Fruth, b. 1839, + George Frederick Souder; Melchoir Fruth, b. 1840, + Jaccobena Peter; and Margaretha Fruth, b. 1842, + John Heilman.

Participant # 43669:

Johann Heinrich Fruth, born 1757 in Beindersheim, Germany, was the son of Johann Georg Fruth and Anna Maria Nagel. He married Katherine Scherer, and they were the parents of six children.

Johann Fruth, II, born in 1779, son of Johann Heinrich Fruth and Katherine Scherer, married his cousin, Maria Barbara Fruth. Participant 43669 is a descendent of this Fruth family that has remained Germany.

The late Dr. Arta Fruth Johnson of Columbus, OH, and the late Rev. Glenn Fruth, who served several parishes in Kansas, have extensively researched the Fruth family. Rev. Fruth's book, "Families in the Stream of History: An Overview with Focus on the Melchoir Fruth Family," was privately published in 1993. Additionally, Charlotte Fruth Esswein of Grossniedesheim, Germany, has provided copies of letters that were exchanged during the 1860's between the Fruth immigrants in Ohio and those remaining in Beindersheim. Charlotte has also extracted civil and church records, and shared copies of original documents.

From the most recent common ancestor, Johann Georg Fruth, born 1718, there have been six transmission events for Participant 4445, and seven transmission events for Participant 43669. Due to the small number of participants in the study, it is not possible to tell in which of the two Fruth lineages the three mutations occurred.

The order of the numbers in DYS 464 a, b, c, and d is not significant. The important thing is that the same numbers appear in the same frequency within DYS 464. Therefore, the variance between these two participants at DYS 464c is inconsequential, because a DYS of 15 at 464b for Participant 4445 is counterbalanced with a DYS of 15 at DYS 464c for Participant 43669. The three-step mutation, shown in gold on the above chart, is thought to have occurred on the same DYS number during one mutational event.

The particular haplogroup to which the Fruths belong is extremely common, and as of April 2011, each participant matched 1,298 individuals of many differing surnames on the 12-marker test administered by FamilyTreeDNA. They had 16 matches of varying surnames on the 25-marker test. However, when upgraded to the 37-marker test, they only matched each other, which supports the advisability of using 37 markers to gain definitive identification of close common ancestry.



Last Updated on 4/20/11
By Wallace W. Souder