Englehardt Flori, the Younger, is one of the more elusive of the immigrant fathers.  Far less is known about him than is known about the founders of the other lines.  On what ship did he come over to this country?  When did he arrive?  What happened to his descendants?  Yet, despite this air of mystery, we do know precisely what town in Germany he emigrated from, Wiesloch, and we do know the name of his parents (Englehardt, the Elder, and Eva Schlegel).

     Wiesloch is a town in Southern Germany that is almost on a direct line from Birkenau, from which the ancestors of the E-Line emigrated, to Switzerland.  Between Birkenau and Switzerland are five or six towns including St. Ilgen and Hohensachsen in which Flori families appear.  Just across the border from Switzerland there is another town called Schopfheim, which had an enclave of Huguenot families, including several with the Flori name. Hans Flori migrated from Switzerland to Birkenau around 1650.  He took with him the Swiss spelling of the Flori name, a spelling that one finds frequently in the aforementioned towns, including Wiesloch.  It is tempting to speculate that all of these Floris were somehow related, and that Englehardt was somehow a descendant of Hans Flori of Birkenau.  At this point, that is conjectural, but if there was a connection, Englehardt's early emigration might have influenced that of the three brothers from Birkenau in 1754, who were great-grandchildren of Hans.

      The line offered below is short, but at the moment, it contains all known descendants of Englehardt.  There is some confusion about one of Englehardt's known sons, John Jacob Flora. On page 261 of his 1948 book on Flory families, Walter Bunderman attributes to this John Jacob Flora, Englehardt's son, a brief chart of descendants  On page 266 of the same study, Samuel Weaver connects this Jacob Flora and a similar list of descendants to the line of an immigrant from Wittenberg named George.  Both are wrong, and the Jacob Flora who fathered this particular line listed twice in Bunderman  is actually the son of Thomas Flora of England, not of Englehardt or of George the immigrant.  Of Englehardt's son with a similar name, nothing further is known. For an essay by Tim Flora on the subject, click on Jacob.

    Ordinarily, lines begin with the immigrant father, not with the father of that father.  Since so little of Englehardt's full line is known, however, we will start with Englehardt, the Elder, who was the progenitor of the immigrant to America.