The Ling family, as far as research has taken me, started in 1740 in Darmstadt, Hesse Germany, with the birth of Anthony Ling. He immigrated to the US around 1781, landing in Baltimore, Maryland. From there they went to Hagerstown Maryland. Places know from Hagerstown... Bedford County, Dunnings Creek, Shade Township, Union Township, Somerset Township, Winber and Johnstown PA., then on to California.

I will continue doing my due diligence, garnering more information as I find it, and adding it to this site. Without a trip to Germany, I've gone about as far as I can go with the tools at my disposal.

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