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Perkiomen Region, 

Past and Present. 





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Vol. III. No. 1. 

91.00 a Tear. 

XCbc Hbcrkiomcn IRcgion, 

jpast an^ present 

Perkiomen Publishing Co., 

1G05 N. Thirteenth Street, 

Henry S. Dotterer, 



David Shultze in J 752. 

In our last issue, we left liiin as he 
stepped asliore at Philadelphia on the 
2Sth day of September, 17:>3, at the end 
of the voyage across the Atlantic, a lad 
of sixteen. He caiue in the van of the 
main body of his Schwenkfelder ^lit- 
glieder, who reached our shores a year 
later. We meet him, now, after an in- 
terval of more tlian eighteen years — a 
man of thirty-four. Daring this period 
he grew to mar hood, acquired the lan- 
guage of his ndiipted country, married a 
wife, became a farmer, and established 
the business of surveying and convey- 
ancing. He resides in Fpper Hanover 
townsl'.ip, in New Goshenhoppen,, in the 
PerkiDuieu Valley. He is a widower. 
His wife, Anna Kosina Beyer, whom he 
miirried in 174o, liad been murdered in 
1750, by a man in his employ. This hor- 
ril)k' crime occurred in tJie night of June 
1;;, J7oO, when Mr. Sludtze was absent 
from home. The murdeior wao executed 
in Philadelphia, November 14, 1750. 

The Almanac in those times was a book 
of daily reference in eveiy home. 'Sir. 
Shnltze not only kept a journal on the 
blank j)ages specially inserted for the 
pui-pose, but also matle notes in tlie small 
spaces between the wf)rds on the printed 
pages: very cold; fine — temperate; more 
cold weather; etvvas wai-rmer; snow-like; 
very cold again; rain gust; very stormy; 
than Wetter; fine, but dry; trueb Wetter, 
al)er kein Kegen; a great thunder gust; 
very hot, storm, thunder and lightning; 
much rain; moderate; little snow; very 
cold morning; — such as these are the 
notes made by liim in tlu' spaces oi the 

twelve months of the year. The outsiae 
margin of the pages he likewise utilized. 
He was, it appears, a reader of the Peiui- 
sylvania Gazette, the influential weekly 
of that time, and opposite each Thureday 
on tiie almanac he noted the number of 
the issue of this newspaper — 1204, 1205, 

The year 1752, we may remark in pass- 
ing, had but 355 days. In this year we 
changed from Old Style to New Style. 
SeiJtember was the short month — it had 
but nineteen days. The dates ran Sep- 
tember 1, 2, 14, '15, and then regularly to 
the oOth. Saur, the publisher of the 
Almanac, took pains to explain that in 
succeeding years the month would have 
the usual number of days. 

Xow let us see wiiat employments and 
what concerns occupied the hands and 
the thoughts of David Shultze in 1752. 

January 2 to 17, lie bad his rye, oats, 
and wheat threshed. On the 10th the 
second hog Avas killed. The month being 
mild, he was enabled to do surveying for 
Henry Huber and Brauchler on the 15tli; 
for .Jacob Lantes and Jolm Kindich, on 
the Branch, on the 2()th and 21st; and 
for Sebastian Zimmerman at Maxetawney 
on the 27th. On tlie 2'.ith he went to 
Falconer Swamp — on what business he 
does not say. Quite a number of pei-sons 
of his circle of acquaintances died this 
month. He mentions: the aged Mrs. 
Walbert on the 4th, the baker at Har- 
lacher's, Thomas Potts, Senior; Chris- 
topher Haymacher's wife, old Mr. 
Schlicher's daughter, Wilhelmina, Leon- 
hard Lutz's wife, and the old blind 
woman upon the Manor land. 


Fobniarv 2 he went to Madetsliy 
cester) willi moiiev for Abr. B. — 


ably Abraliaiu Beyer, his father-iii-law. 
(Susanna Wiegner, a well-known maiden 
lady of the Schwenkfelder community, 
died in Townientsin on the lOtli, and he 
attended her funeral on the 12th. 8he 
was t)8 years old. On the 2()th Kobert 
Ureenvvay was at Hiilegas's. This month 
three conferences were lield about quit 
rent: on the 4th, a brief one; and on the 
17(li and 24th two longer ones were held 
\i. Falconer Swamp. 

March 2, he records: "We went to 
PhilacV'. ;id, Pay'd the Quit Rent, oth, 
retui-ned home. Paid £72 for 21]ol 
acres for ol years." This explains the 
object of the conferences at Falkner 
Swamp. The quit rent on the Great 
Tract, or German Tract, granted to the 
Frankfort Company, had remained un- 
paid all these many years. Doubtless 
about this time the agents of the Proprie- 
tai'ics made urgent demand for the back 
rents. David Shnltze, as a man of ex- 
perience in financial and real estate mat- 
ters, was called in for advice. He went 
twice to Falkner Swamp on this business 
and there held conferences with Hemy 
Antes, another trusted and competent 
n)an, and others. Tlie result is given in 
Shultze's journal as quoti'd. In the Gash 
Book of the Froprielai'ies' agent in I'iiila- 
delpliia, the consummation of this busi- 
ness — most weighty to the owners of land 
of the (ierman Tract — is concisely and 
corroboratively stated, thus: 

o Marcli, 17o2. Receiveil of Henry Autis 
it CVimiy Quitrent on 2il;;2 Aci'es in 
l'])per it Lower Hanover Towrshi]), 
I'hiiadelphiaCountv, granted bv I'at. 
2r)'i' Octob'- 1701 To 'tile (ierman' Gom- 
])auy (51 years in full to th(> D* Inst:) 
or Frankfort Gom]>' C')'.\ 17 9. 

Or^ ;-5P4 Gurreucy, £71 17 
Space will not permit a repetition day 
by day of the events of the yeai-. Althougli 
a fascinating work, their I'ecitnl in I he 
verbatim transcript in anolher ])ai't of 
this numlier must siiflice. 

The Pennsylvania Society of Sons of 
the Pevohition will visit I'aoli r.altle 
Field, on Saturday, June 1(1, 11)00. 

Recent Publications, 

The Huguenot Element in Pennsylvania. 
An Address Delivered before the Hu- 
guenot Society of America, in Assem- 
bly Hall, United Charities Building, 
New York City, April :',{\ lS9n. Pam- 
phlet; 8vo, 21 pp. 

Exact invesrigators are finding out that 
the "Palatines" who came to our Prov- 
ince, whose descendants are popularly 
designated "Pennsylvania - Germans," 
were in large part of nationalities otlier 
than German. Huguenot blood, and 
Swiss, and Dutch, coursed through the 
veins of many of the innnigrants of the 
Colonial period. Mr. Laux, scion of a 
Pequea Valley stock, brings forward con- 
spicuously the fact that n^.any lionored 
Pemisylvania names come to us from the 
France of the times before the pronudga- 
tion and after the revocation of the Edict 
of Nantes. 

Centennial Historical Sketch of the Town 
of Fayette, Seneca County, New York. 
Prejwred bv Diediich A\'illers. (Geneva, 
N. Y. Press of AV. F. Humphrey, 1000. 
I'ampldet; -svo, 157 pp. 

This work, replete with local historical 
and genealogical inforn\ation, was pre- 
pared by Hon. Diedrich AVillers, at the 
reque,st of the trustees of the A\'aterloo 
Library and Historical Society, for the 
celebration of the Centennial of the Town 
of Fayette, which occurred Marcli 14, 
1000. t^'dte a lai'ge proportion of the 
early settlers of Fayette were Pennsyl- 
vanians, wln)se names the historian of 
the town specifies. Bi<jgraphical sketches 
of early and prominent I'esidents of (he 
town, take up nearly tifty pages. They 
are carefully ])repared, and add greatly 
to the value of the historical sketch. 

Thomas Lei])er, Lieulenant of Fight 
lloise. Patriot aiul Financiei- in (he 
Revolutitm; aiul Pioneei' in thi' Devel- 
opment of Industries and Inland Com- 
merce in Peinisylvania. By Samuel 
Gordon Smvth. Kecdrder I'rint: ('on- 
shohockeu,'l'a. 1000. I'ampldet ; Svo, 
17 pp. 

Thomas Leiper came from Scotland in 
1710. 1I(> lii'st located in N'ii'ginia; a few 
years i)rior to (he Kevolntion he came to 
Philad(>lphia, and engaged in tlu> tobacco 


bnsinosf^. "Thonuis Loiper," says his The Antes Memorial F«nd. 
biographer, "wns a friend of Washing- The cash contributions to the Fund for 
tun, tlie companion of Jeffereon, and tlie ^j^^ erection ot a gi-anite memorial to 
champion of Jackson." The life work jjenry Antes, amount to §88.23, and the 
of this interesting pereonality is charm- subscriptions for the same object to S60. 
ingly described by Mr. Smyth, who com- .pj^^ jj^^ ^j donors follows. The Ameri- 
presses into tlie seventeen pages of his ^^^^ descendants have not taken hold of 
paper a great fund of information. II- j|^^ undertaking as generally a.s the Euro- 
lustrations from photographs by William p^rj^ \ study of his noble character 
IT. Richardson, are an attractive addition ^^^^^^ convince every descendant of every 
to the work; their subjects are: Site of branch of the transcendent worth of the 
Thomas Leiper's Railway, ISfK); Tlie Qjlonist. 

Lock Tender's House,Leiperville; Thomas We shall not again publish the list in 
Leiper Lock, 1828, at Carey's Brook. detail, but as new supporters come for- 
The Alumni Register of the T^niversity ot' ward we shall announce tlieir names and 
Pennsylvania, Marcli, April, May, 1900. line of connection. 
This issue of the Register opens with a coxTRrBVTioxs. 
biographical sketch of the distinguished ]vir<j. ^,l. Helen Heywood, Winder- 
son of one of the pioneer families of the nere, representing lio|;*^elf, Mi-s. 
Perkion,en region, Sanmel Whitaker J^>;^/^j;,;^^B:^<i^l"'|24 35 
Pennypacker, LL. D., Piesident Judge ot ]\iii.„ Eleanora S. La Trobe, East- 
the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas bourne, representing herself, her 
\o 2 It is gratifying to us to see the brother, Charles Albert La Ti'obe, 
' ■ ■ ■ , ■- 1 .1 1 1 ■ • 4- her sistei-s in Switzerland (Coun- 
lngl> esteem m winch the learned jurist ;;^gVde Salis, Madam Godet, and 
is held by the Aliiium of the ancient Miss Margaret Rose La Trobe, of 
Liiiversity. Xo man has done more to Neuchatel), her cousin, Mrs. 
bring to view the high worth of our Per- Peai-son, nee La Trobe and Mrs. 

,11 c Frederic La Trobe, ot jiargate, 

kiomen ancestry, and the glory of our JJ jy q ..!..... 9 01 

history, than Judge Pennypacker. He pi^i^j-y v^ potterer, Piiiiacielphia . 10 00 

loves our A'allev and our people lionor ;Mis? 'Eleanora S. Latrobe, from 

, •,,, ■ Mrs. Maxwell, for the Bateman 

'"'"■ __ ^ branch, £1 4 87 

C. H. Latrobe, civil and consult- 

The Lubold Family. ing engineer, Baltimore 10 00 

I). (1. Lubold, Pottsville, Pa., desires to ^ol.^E. A. Irvin, of Curwensville, ^^ ^^ 

obtain inforn.ation about the Lubold 'p" p.;^^;,^ Banker, Curwens- 

(Lnppoldt, LubboldUamily. - ^.^jj^^ p.^ lO 00 

Johannes Lnppoldt and Hannes Lup- R„bert' Antes, Canandaigua, N. Y., 

poldt came in tlie ship IVggy, from Rot- per Frances A. Holden ■"> 00 

lerdam, and qualilied at Philadelphia, in William G. Antes, Canandaigua, 

OctolxM- K), 1754. X. Y., per Frances A. Holden . 5 00 

In 1757, :\Iaria Agnes Lubbold and si-bscriptioxs. 
Frederick Beeler, were married by Lev. t i tj .f „^ t- « tJmin 
Henrv Melchior Muhlenberg. Hon. John Patton, ex-l . S Sena- 
iiL,ni> -xi^.^ ,, 1 T-r 1 ^1 tor from Mic iigan, Grand Rap- 
In 1703 John Lupoid and Elizabeth jtig Mich ... 10 00 
Reifsneider were married. Hern'ian S. 'Mac:\Iinn, civil engi- 

Ludwig and Rebecca Lubbold had a j^^.^>,. DuBois, Pa 10 00 

daughter, Sarah Lubbold, born in Feb- j„],„ {^^^^.^ l-^ Trobe Snvder, So- 

ruary, 1703; baptized, l)y the pastor of mis, Cal 5^ 

New' Hanover Lutlieran church, April 8, ],^iorence Snvder, Som is, Cal. . . 5 00 

]7()4— sponsors, Jolin r.aldi and -V una M. "(Vmshohocken" 5 00 

Schiiffer. ^Mrs. :Margaretta W. Perkins, Litch- 

After 1700 appear in the records the field, Conn • • ■ • • 15 [^^ 

names John Lubbold, :\Iartin Lubliold, W. L. Youngman, XewAork, N.\. 10 00 

Ludwig (or Lewis) Lubbold, and Anna 

Alarin Lubbold. wife of :\lichael Moser. Total, ^^'^^ ^^ 


Captain Philip Reed's Company. 

[The nameH given below are copied 
from the original return. Captain Heed's 
Company was attached to Colonel Daniel 
Hiester's Battalion of Philadelphia Coun- 
ty Militia. (See Perkiomen Region, 
Volume One, page L'U), for the composi- 
tion of this Battalion in 1782.) The com- 
pany niusters were held, in 1780, on Oc- 
tober 2, October 9, November 6, and 
Nf)vember lo; and on Battalion Day, the 
date of wliich is not given in tlie return. 
The initials, "D. h.," at the end of the 
list evidently stand for Daniel Hiester. 
The arrangement of the names and the 
orthography is an exact transcript of the 
oi'iginal. (See notice of Philip Reed in 
Perkiomen Uegion, \'olumc (hie, page 

A True Return of all Persons capable 
for Bearing [Arms] in my Company. 

Phil'ip Reod, ('ap'. 
NovendxM- th"-^ 2:]"' ]7S(). 

Martin Shelve, Trummer 

Peter Conveir, lifer 

Jacob Reed, major 

Piiilip Reed, Captain 

David Davy, Lieutenant 

Jacob Sorver, Ensign 

Thomas Morgan, Serjeant 

Henry Over, Serjeant 

George Thomas, Sei'jeant 

Jacob Reess 

Charles Sliellenberger 

John Sliellenberger 

Andrew Morgan 

.John .fenckins 

Zacliaria!- Clawson 

Ih'iiry Shelve 

Jacol) Reed 

Henry Sliellenberger 

Thomas Davy 

Conrad Loidy 

John Kline 

I'liilli]) Sorvei' 

William Sneer 

John Lnckins 

(IcMirge Metzger 

Enoch Davis 

Jacob Sneer 

Isaiah Thomas 

John Sorver 

Jacob Sipble 

Jacob Convear 

Adam Sheive 

Jacob Kline 

Isaac iMorgai. 

Michael Kunckle 

*Soe Porkiomcn Region, Voluinc Two, page 119. 

Christian Beam 
Jacob Stonborner 
Edward Hoxworth* 
Jac(_)b Ruth 
Henry Johnson 
Peter King 
Martin King 
Yost Wile ■" 
Jacob Swartz 
John Rosenbury 
Isaac Wisler 
Samuel Wisler 
Jolm Wisler 
John Wyerman 
Jacob Swart ly 
Abraham flayer 
John Miller 
Enock :\Iiller 
Jo'" Miller 
Melcker Yeoder 
William Luckin 
Henry Rosenbury 
Davi<l Ruth 
David Rosenbury 
Isaac Rosen bur}' 
John Funck 
Peter Prick 
Abraham Allabach 
John Roseiibui'v 
Yellis Casle 
•Jacob Oherholtzer 
John Olieiiioltzer 
Joseph ( )berholtzer 
Isaac < )berhohzer 
(ieoi-ge Stoulfer 
.Tohn Johnson 
Andrew Fatt 
Henry Lewis 
Israel Thomas 
]\Iaitiii ^^'yel•man 

A True Return of my Company with- 
out fraud to the State or anv Individual. 

I'hiliji Reeil, Captain. 
Nov. 24"" 1780. 

Compared Jan> 29, 1781. D. II. 

Old-Time News. 


New York Post-P.oy, I\Iarch 2, 17.->2: 
Philadelphia, Feb. 2ri." Last Week Wil- 
liam Kerr, (lately mention'd in this 
Paper) was intlicted and convicted at the 
Mayor's Court, of uttering Counterfi'it 
^Nlill'd Pieces of Eight, knowing them to 
be such, for which he received Sentence 
as follows: To stand in the Pilloi'y one 
Hour To-morrow, to have his Ear nail'd 
to the same, and the Part nail'd cut off: 
And on Saturday next to stand another 
Hour in the Pillory, and to be whipt 
Thirty-nine Lashes," at the Cart's Tail, 
rouiui two Scjuares; and then to pay a 
J'ine of Fifty Pounds. 

A Letter Which Speaks for ItseE 






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Descendants of Anna Margaretha Antes. 

Anna Margaretha Antes, the second child of Henry Antes and Chris- 
tina EHzabeth DcWees, his wife, was born September 9, 1728, and bap- 
tized Octolier 6, 1728. The sponsors at her l)aptism were Hans Wolff 
Miller and Anna Margaretha, his wife. Rev. John Philip B(phm, pastor 
of the congregations at Falkner 8wamp, Skippack and Whiteinarsh, made 
this record of her baptism : 

D. 6' 8"" 1728. Anna Margaretha die Taufs zengen waren Hans 
Wolff Miller nnd Anna Margretha ehelen. Nentens Anna IMargretha. 1st 
gebohren d. 9. 7'"- 1728. 

Anna Margaretha Antes was partly educated at Bethlehem, Pa., 
and a member of the Moravian commimity. At the beginning of 
1748 she left her Frederick township home, never to return. On Januar}' 
9, 174o, she was one of the passengers who sailed in the ship Jacob from 
New York for London. Count Zinzendorf was in the samc^ company. 
She was placed in a school of the Moravians in London to complete her • 
education. She married, at Herrnhut, Germany, Rev. Benjamin La 
Trobe, a minister of the United Brethren, or Moravians. 

From her descendants at present living in Switzerland we have a rec- 
ord of the descendants in Europe and America, of Anna Margaretha Antes 
and Benjamin La Trobe: 

Henry Antes, (von Blume. ) 

Born about 1()20. Of a noble family in the TalaUnate. His son, 
Philip Frederick Antes^ 
Came to Pennsylvania. 
Wife, Anna Katharina Antes. 

Henry (Johann Heinrich) Antes", rPhiliit Fred(M-ick Antes\) 

J>orn, in Freinslieini, July 1], 1701. 

Died, in Frederick township, July 20, \7'h). 

Wife, Christina Elizabeth DeWees. 

Horn, in Pennsvlvanin, about 1702. 
Died October 5,^17<S2. 

Anna Margaretha Antes', (Henry Antes', Philip Frederick Antes') 

IJorn Septeuiber !), 172S. 
Died, in London, in 1704. 

Husband, Rev. Benjamin La Trol)e. 


Died, at Fuhu'c, Yorkshire, 17S7. 
Chihh'ou; 1. Diristian l<;iiatius La Trobe. 
2. ]5enjainin ilenry La Trobe. 
;i. Anna Louisa Leonora La Troljc. 

4. Mary Agnes Ln Trobe. 

5. John Frederick La Trobe. 

0. Justinia FJisabeth La Trobe, died in infancy. 

Christian Ig))atius La Trobe', (Anna Margari-llia Antes', Ilenrv 

Antes^ Philip Fr(>derick Antes'') 

Lorn Februarv 12, 17r),S. 
Died in ]S:5(). " 


Wife, Anna Benigna Syms. 

Children: 1. Charlotte Ijoufea La Trobe, bern 1793; died 187§. 
2. Peter La Trobe. 

;>. Anna Agnes La Trobe; died young. 
4. John Antes La Trobe, {clergyman), died 1877. 
o. Charles Joseph La Trobe. -t^sco-^-^ *^~ 
ix Frederick Benjamin La Trobe, 

Benjamin Henry Latix)be*, (Anna INIai'garetlui Antes^^ Henry 

Antes % PMlip Frederick Antes ^) ^j^_ .~^ 

Jkn-YL, in York-shii-e, May 1, i7()7. -i>-i,*jCo-uv - 

Died, in Xew Orleans, September 3, 1821. / ,j^,,^ ^ 

\ *»; V 1. 


AMfo, (first,) in England, Miss Lydia Selloii. ^' |'\ fl" a . ^^ 

ChiWren: 1, Lvdia Sellon Latrobe, born in 1793; -niran-red ^ ^^^'^ V^ 
"Eoosevelt. S^~ ki^T.-v.->-...._.-jj«:M-v-..„i. ^-^>-«^ 

2. Henry Latrobe, born about 178o; died, at New Orleans, (V>/\>J3. 
September 3, 1-817. ' ^->o^ 

Wife, (second, ) in United States, Miss Mary Elizal>eth Hazleliurst, 

Oiiidren; 3. Juliana Ilazleliui:«t Latrobe., born June 1, 1801; died ^ >u ^ 

August 7, 1801. f^ 

4. John Hazlehui-st Boneval Latrobe. ^ 

o. Julia Elizabetli Boneval Latwbe, born July 17, 1804, • "/^mJU 

,i). Mary Agnes Latrobe, born at \ViJuHaigtun, N«ov, 5, 1805, 

7. Benjamin lleni'y Latrobe. '^'^ 

•H. Latrobe, torn in 180a H 

Anna Louisa LeonoraLa Trol^e*, (Anna Margaretha Antes', H<enry . 

Antes% Pliilip Fred'Crick Antes^) 

Born I7fil. 

Plusband, .John Fc^ter^ Bishop of the United Brethren, 

Cliiidren; 1. Dorothy Foster. 

2. John Frederick Foster. 

o. William Foster, married M. A. Bagshawe; deceased. 

4. Louisa Foster, married Peter La Trobe, her cousin. 

-">. Henry Isaac Foster, married; deceased. 

"fi. Mai'v FJeonora Foster, died unman-ied. 

3Iary Agnes Pa Trohe*, (Anna Margaretha Antes% Henry Antes% 
Phihp Frederick Antes') 
Born 1772. 
Husband, Batenian, 

Children: 1. Louisa Bateman, married Sproul. 

2. Justiiia Bateman, died young. 

.3. JoJ'm Frederick Bateman {takes tlie name of La TiK)be 

Bateman. ) 
4. Henry Bateman, married and liad aSarge fanulj', 
o. Edward La Trol:)e Batemaii. 
('). Charles Bateman. 

Jolm Frederick de La Trobe', (Anna MaTgaretha Antes% Homy 
Anti-s^, Phihp Frederick Antes V) 

Born 1778. 

Died in Russia, 184(5. 

Wife, Alvina, Baroness Stackelberg. 

Born 1797. 

They were married in 1820. Tliis i.s the Livonian bnmch of tlie family. 


Cliildren: 1. Sophie de La Trobe. 

2. ]\Iarv Agnes de La Trobe. 
?,. Ed\vard de La Trobe. 

4. Alvina de La Trobe. 

5. Gustav Friedricli de La Trol:)e, born 1S30; died 1854. 
0. Anna Louisa de La Trobe, ])(>rn 1833. 

7. John Henry de La Tiobe. 

Peter I^a Trol)e', (C-hristian Ignatius La Tro1)e*, Anna INIargaretha 
Antes', Henry vVntes", Philip Frederick Antes') 



Wife, (first,) Louisa Foster", (Anna Louisa La Trobe*, Anna Mar- 
garetlia Antes'', Henry Antes", Philip Frederick Antes') 



Children — twins: 1. Benjamin La Trobe, b<ifn IS!!;); died in infancy. 
2. Louisa La Trobe, t)orn IK,",;); married liev. C. R. 

Wife, (second,) Miss J". Brett. 

Peter La Trohe was Secretary of Moravian Missions. 

Charles Joseph La Trohe'', (Christian Ignatius La Trohe', Anna 

Margaretha Antes ■', Henry Antes% Philip Frederick 


Born, in England, Mmrh 20, ISOl. 
Died December 4, isTo. 

Wife, (first,) Sophie de Montmollin. 



Children: 1. Agnes Louisa La Trobe. 

2. Eleanora Sopliie La Trobe. 

o. Mary Ceciha La Trobe, manied Prof. Geoi-ges (iodet. 

4. Charles Albert La Trobe. 

Wife, (second,) Rose de Montmollin, widow of L\ de ^Meuron. 

5. Margaret Pose La Trobx'. 

0. Isabella-C^astellane Helen La Trobe, boiii 1S.')S; dieil 1S74. 

Charles Joseph La Trohe Avas the first Governor of \'ici(/ria, Australin. 

Frederick Benjamin La Trohe', (Christian Ignatius La Trohe', 
Anna Margaretha Antes'', Henry Antes", Phili]) Fred- 
erick Antes' ) 

Wife, Miss Scott. 

Children: 1. Katiiarine Syms La Trobe. 
2. T'rederick Scott La Trobe. 

Joliii Hazlehurst Houeval Latrohe"', (]]enjamin Hc^nry Lad-ohe', 
Anna Margaretha Antes% Henry Antes% Phili]^ Fred- 
erick Antes') 

I'.orn, in TMiihidi'lphia, May 4, 1X1)3. 
Died in Baltimore. 

Wife, (first,) Steuart. 

Children: 1. Henry Latrobe, born July 21, 182i». 

2. (Jsmun Latrobe. x 

3. Steuart Latrobe, twin with N'irginia; marricnl. 

4. Virginia Latrobe, twin with Stewart; married 

( 'ngsweil. 


Wife, (second, ) Charlotte Claiborne. 

CliiJdreu: o. Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe, born October 14, ISoS; 
married and has children. 
111. Lilh' Latrobe, n^ari-ied Loring. 

Eenjaiiii)! Henry Latrobe", (Benjamin Henry Latrobe*, Anna Mar- 

garetha Antes'*, Henry Antes % Philip Frederick Antes ^) 

Bc«rn December 19, 1806, 
Died Octolxn- 19, 1S7S. 

iXiie, Ellon 

ChildivBii: 1. Charles Hazlehnret Lati-obe. 

2. I^njamin Latrobe, married Laai-aasou- 

'1. ^lary Latrobe. 

4. Nora Latrobe. 

•5. Kate Latrobe. 

Dorothy Fo^tor^ (Anna Louisa .La Trolre\ Anna Margaretha 

Antes% Henry Antes', Philip Frederick Antas^ ) 
Hiuslian^l, John Aniery. 

Children: 1. Edmund Aniery. 

2. Caroline Am<M-v. 

8. Crertrude Aniery. 

4. Mar}' Amery, married Fi^eer. 

-y "Wiljjnni Amerv. 

John Frederick Foster ', (Anna Louisa La Trobe', Anna Margar- 
^-tha Antes', Henry Antes', Philip Frederick Antes ^) 

^Mfe, Caroline BagshaAve. 

Chiidi'en: 1, John Wiliiam Foster, died young. 

2. Fred. Adolphus La Trobe Faster. (C^el•g^^naTl.) 

3. Louisa Foster, married Loyd; liave children. 

4. Mary Eleanor Foster, married — Harter; have four 

sons and one daugliter. 
-5, Thomas Bartram Foster, married Taylor; have 

<). ]\L H;4on Foster, married .Arthur H. Hey wood. 
7. \\'iliiaii) Foster, married Eatteri^on; liave children, 

5. John Faster, died V'fiung. 

La Trobe (Jdlrn Frederick) Batenian", (^lary Agnes La Trobe% 
Anna Margaretha Ant<^.s\ Heiirv Antes^ Philip Fred- 
erick Ante,«^' ) 

1t\'^ife, jNIiss Fairbaim, 

Children: 1. Dora Bateman. 

2. ^hii-garet Batoman, niarriod Maxwell. 

3. WiJliam La Trolx' Bat-cman. 

4. M. Agnes Batoman, niarri'^d Ilon^''" C^lere Parsons; tliey 

have six sons. 
-'). (iertrude Bateman, married Gurney Latham; they liave 

twebx^ childn^n. 
(). Frederick liateman, married; has two daughters. 
7. Lee La Trol^e Bateman, married. 

( To he Contmibed-. ) 



David Shultze^s Journal. 

( Continued. ) 

[David Shultze's Journal for 1752 and the subsequent years is kept in Der 
riocli-D'uitscli Americanische Calender, printed by Christoph Saur, of Gerniantown. 
A leaf of writing paper is neatly inserted opposite each of the months. The side 
facing the month, Mr. Shultze divided into two parts by a line drawn from the top 
of the page to the bottom. In the following transcript are given the entries, in the 
order they were written by the hand of the diarist.] 

[Jiuiuaiy, 1752.] 

D. 2. Korn dr. finished; in all 55 1). 

3, 4. Oats dr. 27 hiishels. 

7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Wheat dr. finished. 

in all This year 56 hush els. 
D. 10. dato. das 2" Pchwein Iwt- 


The four Quarters, 160 pounds. 



The fat, 

D. 4. Januar ist die alte Walliertin 

gestorben, d. 6"" lu'gralien wor- 

D. 7. Jan. ist der Becker ans Har- 

laehers l)egrahen worden. 
JkiY alte Thomas Potts ist diesen 

Monat aueh gestorl)en. 


16, 17. Oats dr. finished 

for Henry Huber et Brauchler 
Land Surveyed. 
16'. All theStables Cleansed. 
20, 2r. for Jacol) Tantis and 
John Kindieh, on the Branch, 
Land Rurveved. 
22, 28. W". Olennn aderat. 
24. Rain with glat P]iss. 

For Sebastian Zimmerman at 
Maxetawny, Land Surveyed. 
^Vent to Falconer Swamm. 
Was at Chr. S. et fi-atr mei G.S. 

20 pounds. Des Christopher Haymachers seine 
63 Fran ist diesen Monat aueh 

Des alten Schlichers tochter Wilhel- 

mina des Leonhart Lutzs Frau 

ist in diesom Monat d. 27*. 

aueh gcstorljcn. 
Einc alte blinde Fran auf d. Mannor 

Land ist diesen Monat aueh 







(), / 

Went to Madetshy with money 
at Al)r. B. 3. returned. 
Litle Conference al)out Quitrent. 
For David Streib T^and Surveyed. 

W'ent about for nothing. 
All the Stal)les cleansed. 

Reals carreyed et d. 13. audi. 

For John Yaekle Land Sur- 


Den 10"" February ist die Susannah 
Wiegnerin gestorben zu Tow- 
mentsin. Ihres Alters 68 Jahr; 
und dim 12"" begraben worden. 

D. 15. ist der David I'otts gestor))en, 
d. 17. Ix'graben worden. Nach 
5 tagen Kranklunt. 

Des Jacol) Stum pen Fran ist zu 
Shipi)a('.h audi gestorben. 

A\'ent to Towmentsin to the Des Hilligas Schuhmacher (Jeorgc 

lis ('arrvd from 


14. Some Tteai 

17. Conference in Falconei'Swamm. 

18. at (leorge Zinnncrmaii's. 

19. Reals carreyd. 

19, 20, 21. Warm than Wetter. 

mil Hodie ^^'ass(M■ 
22. Mudi IJaiii. 

Passage ist in Philadelphia 
audi gestorbc^n im Anfang des 
Mertzens. A Is auc^h vorher 
seine Frau. 







24. Second Conference in Falconer 
Swaunii Concerning the Quit- 

25, 26. for John Slmeidcr Land 

Siirveyd in ShipjKU'h Francony 

Roljert Greenway wn.'s at Hil- 


2. We went to Philad^ 
Paid the Quit Rent. 
5. returned home. Paid 72£ for 
21131 a' lor 51 Yeari^. 
a. 7. The Stables Cleansed. 
9. For fleo. S. and Melch^ S. Land 
Survevvd. Ilndi-n) d. 10. for 

12. Went alMUit for nothino;. 
Party Fcnue re])aired. 
was at Griesemir',f, 

Snow. Then Drv Winds and 
clear till the 25"'. " 
_ 20, 21. Fenses niad=e. 
lleo, Fr'. meg. ajgrofcit 20 him v].sited, 
'28, 24, 28, Some Fenses made. 
24. bop;iut a litle t<") ploua;h, l)ut 

rainv weatluT followed. 
d. 27. trimder. 

was at U. Hnlmrrs in Falkner 






Michael Brand, 
.Johann Georg Heist 



3. For ]Miihlenher«f and George 
Zimmerman land Surveyd. 

D. 4, R<)}»es made. 

<). Oiiis sowed. 2f ac. 

7. Went to Lechay Creels. For 
.TacoV) Wirth and Fridrich Shoe- 
maker Land Surveycfl, 

D. <S. for Jacob ISIobr. 9. returned. 

11, Oats sowed, et 15 some. 

D. 4, Cit^orge returned from Fal- 
cfjuer Swamm. 

13. For Mr. ]\Iiihlen]:)crg Land 
Svn"v(\ved in Falconer Swam. 

15. Den letzter leinsain «:(^iihet \ a, 
]n'o n^e. 

22. Oats to Sow finished. 

20, 21. Land Surveyed for G. M. 
Schwcinh; rd, -John Ringer and 
Casper Singer et Holla bach. 

Den 8' dato ist die alt Schuhmac.hern 
des Melchior \Megners sein 
Schwiger gestorben an einer 
langwirigen Krangheit. Das 
Begral)niss war den 10'*° A})rill. 

Des David Siisseholtz seine Frau 7\\ 
Philadelphia ist diesen Monai 
iiuch gestorben- 



23. For Plater Yirffei- I>aiJ<l 8ur- 

24, 25. Middle fence made ani 

26. Pater et Mater adoraiit. 

28, 20, m The Road .Surveyed 
from Maxetawney to theBranch, 
below Jaeob Nuss, together 2o 
Milft« 90 Perehe,?. " 


1. A line rainy Day. 

2. The 8\ni eeli}).<*ed. 

4, 5. Dnn^i earreyd, and 

0, 6. or(/hai'd plought. 
C. Sehaiife gesclioren. 

This Time for Turnips uikJ 
]^)Uckw]ieat ]»lous,]it. 
11. The Plough I U'oeke. 

11. Was at John Cam})bcll"'s, etc. 

12. Land Burveyd for Jacob Buch- 
walter. 25 Acres. 

14, 15. Some fense made. 

15. George Scholtzens Stable build 
up. .lufgesc'hlage. 

K). tlie Fux blecdcd on the left 

20. Got ihv new Plough. 
30. Das l)raeh<'n fniished. 

27. I went to Philadi'li)hia. 
2i). returned home again. 


Jmie 1. \\\'nt t<» the IJue Moun- The 10. was bui'ied the wife of Job. 

tains. Fridfich \\'ignnd in Falconer 

2, o, 4. Township of H<M<lell)erg Swam. 

Laid out. ^ <1. 21. i^jt dem Wiesslor ein Mjidgeu 

5. returned. ge,storbcn, mid d. 22. begnii>cn 
S. (irass begint to INlow. worden; tetatis 8 Jaln\ 

10. De)nncr. Starcker Regen und d. 29. ist des Nicholas (l^'.hls seine 

sehr Iloch Wasser. Fnvu gestorben. 

13. INlowing tlnished. Cost but d. .']0. Ix'gi'alxMi worden. Ihres Ab 
n/i). tersmn-24 Jahr. 

!()■ lieu Ernte linished. liut 20 Vigila et ora. 

sm' Fuder. Ein Miller bey Germanton genant 

d. 20, 23. Buchweitz gesiihet: 3^ a. Casper Mayer ist diesen Monat 

24, 25. Riiben-land i)lought again. audi gestorlH>n. 

29. das Korn geschnitten und ge- Des Jungen llasserts seine Frau zu 
lauiilen. 1130 Sheaf. ])v. 9 Philadelphia ist diesen Monat 
reapers — constat 20/3. audi gestorlten . . . oder 

18. in Falconer Swiunm iicfahren. im .Inlv. 


1. on Ti'eshllooi' repaired. Diesen sohmi'r ist der Seidel sonst 
3,4. Dns Korn einu'efiilirel : ll.'tO genant der Bresslauer auch ge- 



8hcaf, (lavoii 'I'A) ufstell. storben. 

7. P>c<<int \Vh' to reap 8 at J. [The foregoing is erasecL Then 

INIartins. follows :J 

i), 10. AWitz geschnilti'u und g\'- Dieser noch am Leben. 

bunden. Near 1500 >Sheaf; Diasen Mon<at ist on Chastnnt Ilili 

constat 27i4. 
11, i:i at Fathers. Wlf reaped 

14, 1-5, lii. 'Weitzen v^ingefiiliret, 
1 6. .500 foredr.. 1 !U 1 )Ui?heL 

15. Flax rupfen finished. 

21. WK foredr. 300. 10 b. 
20, 21, 22. Hal)er niiihen las.^'en. 

22. Flax geliunden pro me 70 
Ixefore about 70 

Avi 1 1 1 M' T( )tal ab( )nt 1 50 gc-bn'-' 
ILdu'i' irebun/Ij'n: 

des IMatth'Cws Jackels iilteste 
Tryeliter awch gcstorten. 

Omnia s\mt niilla. 

Rex Papa et plu!nl>eA BiilLn. 

Owx'tornin finis. 

jNIors, caro foeda, Cinis. 

Job. Frid. Wigand went again -away 
Avith hip ^I()!)ilities to Keplei^ 
njiJl or riajitation — Jnlv oO. 



juL m 






lViuMii)mi, 220 


I I 


i i 



Total, ]44'(l 

Xacli Gej-nianton gefahren mil 
30 h. M'heat at 4 ^h. 2 ]>en.« in 
7 Tiig^T Mill. 




<1. 30, 3r 

^t 1. Ano-ii-pt Paibsam 


], 5, Oats earreyd bonre. 


l)i8P 10. die Svdej" Pn^-ss 

maelien lassen, 

12, 13. Flax dr. 

l-^. K<>in dr, 

'Omet zu mliben begin! d. 20'. 

22. da:8 2''"' Ptlngen fmi-shi'd; after- 
wards glHgX't. 

d. 28. Omi't 7A\ mlihen finlshixl. 

31. Omet Ernt finisbp<l- 

Thij< y-ear full 10 Wag.on fnlb with 

a good deal of Oo,'^ts. 
d. 25. tlic Sheriif lirought U]) fonr- 

teen Ejeetmeuti^. 
Auarust 31. Korn vm siiben Iveiiint, 


d. 27' ist die altc Hollandern ge 
storben; aged aI)oi]t 80 ye:u"s 
A\'ji,s bmied d. 2.9'. 

10. 8ci.teml)rThe8heriift' brought 
some more Ejeetments. 


Tills IMonth \Vhoat and P^ye Sf)wed 
and finished on the 30'" instant. 
27, 28. Buekwheat Mcnved. 


2. Nach Pliilad'^ ir(>faln-en, 20 b. 
Wh. 8. Flax S.'cd. Price \Vh. 


4\7 iit John JJariro mill. d. 20. et 30. sind dciii Miclifl TTuhcr 

4, returned, had one hhd. R. for .seine zwey Kinder gesiorlx'ii, 
W. Gi . . . . (?) und dein Mai'tin Hturtznian (un 

0, 0. Some Syder gemacht. Kind. 

11. 12. to plonsi;]) hey-int a2;ain. 

12. Koi'n dr. 

13. Buckwheat Ix^^int to Tresh. 

14. Rain. 

About the 20"' finished. Only lo^ 

24, 25. Some Syder made. 

20. LatwerL!,- mad(\ 
27. et Svder. 

30. . Nacii Philad. o-eritte mit Bar- 

thohiis Widdon et Hermann 

d. 1. Noveml)er returned. 


1. returned from I'hdadeli.hia. Den lo'"" Xovtmhei' ist der .Tacoh 
3. Some Syder made. Hilgert dei S(-lmeider ans (iall- 
8. Land Surveyed at William P^rcY. mans gestorhen; letatis ahout 
i), 10. Flax gel)reeht. 20 years. 

13. Schauhen made. Den 17.' hegrahen wor len. 

14. Went to Michael Wolfgang. Den 20"" November ist der Jacob 

15. Eand Suiveyd for Margreth Wisler, eiii alter Xachbai- und 
Ilarlacherm. Bekanter Fi-eund, gestorben, 

16. Returned. Abends unib 10 Kin', und ist 

17. Some Syder marie. den 22"" beo-i-abeii woi'den. 

21. Went to Michael Brand. 

21. Land Surveyed for Casimir 
Miscmer at Jacob Hochs. 

22. for Pliillip Halm. 

24, 25. Riiben auszumachen begint. 
d. 2t). Das erste Schwein ge- 
schlacht, ))ut t)0£ 4 (Quarters. 


I. Nach PhilacV gcritteii mit Her- Diesen ^^lonat ist des Ghristopher 
man Fisher et Moll. Sauers Fran in (;erniant(.n 

3. Retui'iied home. ;uu-h gestorJH'n. 

(1.4. hais ein zindichen S(;lm(V' ge- Tlie brave active and vijxilant Ad- 

schneit. Then Cold. niiial Sir Peter Warren is also 

5, G. 7. The Roof on Ibe Stable di,.,l in England of a malignant 

made, and Finisl)ed. j,\,vc>i- which carreyd him oif in 

d. i)'" Wasat Wislers at ai>i>raisment. a few Days. 

II. at ^^^'ndels a])]>raisment made. ' 

P2. Went to Justice' Owen Evans. Der sich wie hin Lew erwiesen, 

13. Was at Smiths. Wrote for reberworfen mit den Piesen, 

■^••'"1 ''^'■'l- Den wirft eiuo kleine Driissen. 

14. At home. 

15. U). On Hereford Townshi]) be- 

gint to lay out. 
IS. At P>ernt KunsersLand Sui'\-e\ d. 


20, 21. Was at Casper Singers and 
at Martin Pittings. 

23. Was at Gallmans. 

27. Was at Geo. Shligei-s Vendue. 

29. On Hereford Towixship con- 
tinued to lav out. 

3. Die 2'™ Sau" geschkcht. 110£ 
the four -Quarter^. 

(To he Conthiued.} 

Payments for Land by Purchasers in th^ Perkiomen Country. 

Extracts from the Journal kept in the Land Office of the Proprietaries, 


Janunrv 13, 174r. Reced of Godleep Herreger and partners 

for 14;^ a" overplus in their tract in 
Salford £ 7 2 G 

Jnnunrv 2G. 174?. Pv^ccd of .John Philip Brehm in full 

for 1" tract, 12 6 

in part for 2" d^' 5 17 G 

January 28, 174"r. Reced of David Mashter, in 

part for — a' at Cowessehopi-iin -5 

rcl)runry 13, 174r. Reocd of ]Mi<-ha€l Rever in part i*)r 

— A^ in Salford " S 

Feliruary 24, 174i Reced of John George Heebner 

For lOOA^ in FrederieksTownship 15 10 
'' Interest for almost 6 yrs. due o 10 21 

F(l)iis:irv 24. 174i Reced of Henrv Krupp 

For 62 a' in Fredericks Twp, 9 12 2 
'' almost 6 yrs. interest du€ 3 10 13 2 2 

Feljruary 2G, 174i Reced of Peter T.eicht 

in part for — a' at Macungie, Bvicks Co, -5 

Fcltruary 27, 174i. Reced of William Best, in part for — a'~ 

ne<ar CoAvessehoppin 

]March 2, 174i. Reced of Henry Kak in part for — a' near 

.Mjjrch 3, 174?. Reced in part for — a' at Cowessehopin 

of Al)raham ^[oyer 

of Elias I>ong 

of John Otto Read 

of Cliristopher Smith 

of .John ]\Iartin Der 

of George Frederick 

of Michac4 Right er 

of Bartholomew Oooker 
Marcli 3, 174?. Reced of Michael Timhcrman in ]i:irT 

for — a' in Uppi~r ^lilford 46 & 

(To 1)1- Confinvrfl) 


4 OiO 

17 5 










Marriages by Rev. George Wack. 


*' ( Chntinuedj) 

628. April 11. Michael Hcelfeler and Hannah Rittenhoiisc. 

624. April 17. Francis Beyer and iNIargann Kinchner, 

625. August 16. William Wanner and Susannah Custer. 

626. October 16. John J. Swartley and Hester Tyson. 

627. October 20. Jacob Beyer and Elizal^eth Cassel. 
62S. November 15. Joseph Pruner and Sarah Taylor. 
620. November 22. Nicolaus Slough and Elizalieth Bazard. 

630. December 20. Abraham Custer and INIary C. Shrader. 

631. December 22. James Keel and Susannah Van Fossen. 

632. December 22. Thomas Logan and Ann Tresler. 


633. Januai'v 26. John (luyder and Mary Ann Bucknam. 

634. Fel)ruary 23. ^^"illianl Booz and INIary Ann Johnson. 

635. August 6. Philip Plendrix and Lea Keiser. 

636. Septend)er 12. William Weutz and Hannah Livergood. 

637. September 14. Nathan Raile and So])hia Wentz. 

638. Se|)teml)er 17. Harman Ache and Cathrine Schweinbnrl. 

639. Octol)(T 8. Isaac Benn and Hannoh Undercufler. 

640. Noveml)er 5. William Beyer and E]izal)eth Cassel. 

641. November 5. Laurentz Nuss and Veronica Ruth. 

642. Novemlier 9. Samuel Booz and Sai-ah Knipe. 

643. Decemljer 3. John Landes and Aim Ilunsicker. 

644. December 3. Christian Wismer and Mary Cassel. 

645. D(H!em1)er 31. David Rosenberger and Cathrine Longn ere. 

1 838. 

()4(). .January 14. Charles AVeak and Sophia Schrack. 

647. January 20. John B. Ferg(n'S(,n and Jane Graham. 

648. .January 28. (uun-ge Tettweilcr and Ann Beyer. 

649. Febi'uary 4. JJcnjaniin N'anFossiu and Maiy Earnhai-t. 

650. March 8. .Tohn Moyer and Ann ICIiza Taylor. 

651. March ■ 22. William Vansant and Soptiia Price. 

652. Ai)ril 8. Jesse Davis and INIary Caster. 

653. July 59. Henry Dowde and Mary Ann Iloft'inan. 

654. August 26. John Enn-d and liana retta GocIcm-. 

655. S(^pteinl)ei' 30. Isaac Bean and Sarali Vanfossen. 

656. October 23. Peter Houck and Cat! nine Cassel. 

657. Novembei' 22. Michael Bean and Ann Wismer. 

v^ 658. .Innuary ;'>. Thomas Coulston and Susanna Dt-tterer. 

(7o he ('(n-iliininl. ) . ,, 

Vol. III. No. 2. 

91.00 a Tear, 

Zhc pcvMomcn IRcQion, 

past an^ |prc9cnt. 

Perkiomen Publisli'ng Co,, 

ifiOS N. Thirtkesth Street, 

Henry S. DoUerBr, 


philadp:lphia, june 1, 1900. 

Judge Pennypacker^s New Honor. 

At the election for ofijcera of the His- 
torical Society of Peinisj'lvania, last 
nuonth, Hon. Samuel AV. Peniiyt»acker, 
LL. D., wa.s elected President. 

It i.s most gratifying to us to note the 
■elevation to this lioucuiible position of a 
ivprej^entativo of one (if the first families 
of the Perkiomen Country. Judge Penny- 
packer's active interest in the develoi> 
nu'Dt of Pennsylvania and National his- 
tory, hi!-' incom]»arable j^uccess as a coHec- 
i!;.or(»f rare and valuable books, his iiuiiort- 
ant contributions to local historical litera- 
ture, and his distinguislied standing as a 
jurist, conspire to uiak^- his selection as 
the head of our State Historical Society 
peculiarl^^ and ciuineut/y fitting. 

The Second Volume of the Mont- 
gomery County Society, 

Historical Sketches. A Collection of 
Papers Prepared for tlie Historical So- 
ciety of Muntgonjer\- County, Penn- 
sylvania. Puliii.-licii by the Society. 
Volume U. Nor i.-ti'\in, Pa. Herald 
Printing and Binding Rooms. ].9|)U. 
«vo, 402 pp. 

The first paper, on tin' Abolitionists of 
r\Ioiitgomery County and the Wi.rk Done 
by them in favor of giving Freedom to 
the Slaves of the Southern Slaves, pre- 
pared by the late Hiran». Corson, D. D., 
is unquestionably the luost important in 
the volume. It gives a circumstantial 
account of the ope ratio; is in the county 
of the invisible yet potential T'jider- 
ground Pailroad, and tlie names and ser- 
vices of the persons who conducted tlie 
hazardous work. Thi.-^ i.s a sul)i('ft of 

National interest, and at the same time 
of local jnsportance. The names of the 
residents who were active in passing the 
fugitive slaves from bondage to freedom, 
and the places which were the scenes of 
these activities, give an intensely local 
character to thi.s record, which occupies 
seventj'-six pages. The Table of Contents 
furnishes an idea of the variety and value 
of the historical subjects trcated : Ab<jli- 
tionistsof ^Montgomery Co., by Dr. Hiram 
Corson ; Battle of the Crooked Billet^ by 
Gen. ^V. W. fl. Davis ; Peter Legatix, 
by Samuel Gordon Smyth ; Some Remini- 
scences of Norristown, by IVilHam Mc- 
Dermott ; John James Audubon, by D. L. 
Crater ; Franconia and Lower Salford 
Stories, by Abraham H. Cassel ; Wash- 
ington at Pennebacker's ^lills, by Hon. 
Henry W. Kratz; The Lost Church at 
"W'hitenjareh, by Hon. Jones Detwiler ; 
Whitemarsh Reformed Church in the 
Holland Archives, by Henry S. Dotterer; 
AVashington's Headquarters in Whitpain, 
by Dr. Morris J. Lewis: Fort Washing- 
ton's Historic Environs, by Charles S. 
^Nfann; The Battle of Edge Hill, by Wil- 
liam J. Buck; Charles Thomson, by Lewis 
R. Harley, Ph. D.; Montgomery County's 
Influence in the Struggle for Nominating 
Conventions, by Joseph S. AValton, Ph.D.; 
Lafayette's Retreat fmm Barren Hill, by 
Levi Streeper ; Lafayette : a Eulogy, by 
F. G, Hobson, Esq. ; Lafayette at Barixjn 
Hill, by Irvin C. Williams, Esq,; The 
Henry Rittenhouse Farm, by Dr. W. H. 
Reed; First Troop of Montgomery County 
Cavalry, by Hon. J<nu's Detwiler; Address 
of Hon. John S. Wise at Valley Forge ; 
Valley Forge Camp Ground, by Ellwood 
Robert." ; Dr. (iove Afitchcll, by Henry 




K. Mileboll; Tlu> Flag on Konnd Top, 
Gettysburg, by Mis. Anna M. llulstein ; 
Response of Rev. T. R. Beeber, D. D., 
Accepting the Gettysburg Flag for the 
Historical Society ; Montgomery County, 
Pa., (poem), by Rev. Matthias Slieeleigli, 
D. I).; Tlie Perkiomen, (poem), by ( ol. 
Thomas C Zimmerman; Monuments ; 
List of Life Members ; List of Members; 
General Index. 

the news of the eartliquake at Lisbon on 
the preceding 1st <jf November, which im- 
pressed him so strongly that he made 
mention of it. 

In February he went about his ordi- 
nary avocations. On the 9th he sur- 
veyed for Nicholas Young ; on the 10th 
he went to Great Swamp, and surveyed 
for Jacob and Peter Breght ; on the 11th 
and 12th, for Greiling and Bishop ; on 

volume. One of the most interesting is 
Noi-ristown Engine Ihjuse, a landmark 
which disappeared about foity-tive years 
a<{o from Ihe foot of Court House hill. 

Twenty-three illustrations enrich the the 12th and IMth, for John Trissel— re- 
turning lidine on the last-named day. On 
the loth he received a letter fnjm Geoi-ge 
Scholtz dated December 2()— January IC), 
to which he replied on the Kith address- 
ing it to Conegohick. On the 17th, he 
went to Miclnuil Dottever's in Frederick 
township, and to others in that vicinity; 
on the. !)th of this month he sent his 
watch by ( Jeo. Schlicher to Philadelphia. 
The Indian outbreaks in the neighbor- 
hood were not quelled. On the 14th at 
Allemingle, fifteen person were murdered 
by twelve Indians. Tlie name of one of 
the murdered was Jacob Geer. Three or 
four plantations were burned. On the 
24th Jacob Levan and Sebastian Zimmer- 
man came to Shultze's house and after 
petitions were drawn went to Philadci- 
phia. On the 2-ltli the potter at Micliael 
Riet's died. The last week in the month 
Fdward Scull, the noted surveyor, died. 
The last entry for the montli is an Indian 
phrase, husjo lallaniila, signifying, I am 
very hungry — an expression which the 
white settlers doubtless often heard from 
the wandering aborigines. 

March 1, he surveyed for Jacob Dascht 
and for Dietricli P.owman, after wiiich 
fell a deep snow. Jacob Levan, a man 
to whom the inhabitants farther in the 
interior looked foraid, came again, on the 
2d. and called on Christoplier Schulze and 
David. His mission is not staled, but 
the entry in the diary indicates it plainly 
enough : "Then circular k'tters sent 
about." On the (Ith the Indians mur- 
dered David Biehnan's wife and two chil- 
dren in Allemingle. As to his lioiiie life, 
we glean : On the Sth a hog was slaugh- 
tered ; on tii(^ 12th and KUh a violent 
snow stin-m jjrevailed ; on the evening of 
the Kitli the old mare give birth to a colt — 

First Quarter of J 756 with David 

Our chronicler was acquainted witli the 
writings of Francis Daniel Pastorius and 
an admirer of tlie man. Pastorius came 
to our Province fifty years before Shultze 
arrived. P^vidently his memory was re- 
spected by his colonist-successors of the 
middle of the Kighteentli Century as 
mucli as he is lionored by ourselves on the 
threshold of the Twentietli. 

David Shultze, pleased with the Latin 
letter written by Pastoi-ius from Pennsyl- 
vania to his preceptor, Tobias Schum- 
b'.'ig, transcribed it into his Schreil3 Ca- 
lender for 17o(i. 

January 1, he notes the Indian attack 
upon the white settlers at Gnadenhnetten, 
and on the 4th and (ith he hears rumors 
of more l)loo(ly work. On the l.'Jth he 
recor^ls, significantly, The Powder and 
Lead has been received. Indeed it was 
necessary to provide for safi'ty ; for he 
records that, on tlii' 4tli, there was fight- 
ing back of the Bhu' INlountains, above 
Allemingle, beyond John Evert's, in 
wliic^h John lionsinger, Fridri(!h Erh, 
Peter I'n.ssand N'elte Unether were killed. 
And on the 17th, eleven persons were 
shot at the Gap where Dietz lives. Only 
two out of thirteen escaped. One of the 
two was young iVmber. On the .'list 
"the People met again," for the puipose, 
we assume, of taking measures tor pro- 
tection from possible Indian incursion. 
Al)out this time the newspapers brought 



concerning uliiili he indulges in a Latin 
expression. The Indians continued to 
commit muider and onti-age at points not 
very i-emote from New Gosbenhoppen. 
On the 22d William Yeth and wife were 
murdered in AUemingle ; ancon the 24th 
they attacked two t<'am> and killed (George 

To him of antiquarian tastes, nothing 
can be more agreeable than to live, in 
imagination, in the far -distant pa«t, 
guided by the trusty record made by the 
hand of David Sludtze. 

Brief Notices of Colonial Families. 


Ki'v, A. Staplcton, of Carlisle, Pa., 
furnishes the fullowinj; account of his 
colonial ancestors : 

R<ilx»rt P. Staplcton came to the colony 
in the days of Peun. Me was a scion of 
the English nobility, tlie family being 
represented by the title i>f Beaumont, and 
the faniily seat Carltdu Towei-s, near 
Sebly, Yorksliire, England, dates from 
i;)S(). Robert being a Quaker was ostra- 
cised and cauK- to Pennsylvania. His 
<^arly whereabouts in I'eiinsylvania I have 
not as yet determined, l)ut about I7.U he 
came to Oley, now in IV-rks covmty, and 
in ]7:)*i had transferred to him a warran- 
tee for ^2C»^ acres first gi-;inted to Thomas 
Miller. (Stv Pa. Archives, Third Series, 
Vol. I or 2, P. 7\).) Part of this land is 
still in possession of his descendants. 
Aboiit 17")l), a colony of Quakei-s from 
this region went to Virginia, (See 
tolet's MS History ot Oley in the Li- 
brary of Pa. Hist Si If. I This colony I 
have reason to believe was headed by my 
ancestor. They moved on the recently- 
surveyed lands of Lord Fairfax, with 
•whom my ancestor doubtless had some 
connection, as the wife of Ixird Fairfax 
Mas a relative. In 17o4. IJob<'rt Staplcton 
died on his estates near the present vil- 
lage of Quicks bui-g,in Shenandoah county, 
\'a .riis children were: I, Jolm, of Oley, 
of whom presently; II. William, of Oley, 
who, in 174S, married Anna Kindger 
Hoffuian, and died 17.S.") in Oley; buried 
in Ann'tv clinrchvard : III. Tobias, who 

settled, 17.']8, in Albany township, in 
"AUemangel corner"; died in 1805; IV. 
Charles, who became a wealthy Virginian 
and last appears as a resident of B<jute- 
tort county; V.Elisabeth; VI. Catliarine, 
married to Samuel Dark, whose father 
was a companion of Penn and one of the 
chief men of the Pennsvlvania colony ; 

VII. ^Mary, married to Frederick Painter; 

VIII. Sarah, married t*^* Conrad Arnold ; 

IX. Margaret, married to Frederick Cut- 
ley; X. Barbara, married to Henry Kelt- 

When the emigmnt removed to Vir- 
ginia he left his Oley estates in the hands 
of liis son John (I), who marrid, March 
10, 1747, ^laria Margaretha, daughter of 
Valentine (Teiger, the first settler of Han- 
over. (See Perkiomeii Region, vol. I, 
p. <iO. ) They luid children: 1. Maria 
Elisabeth, born May 14, 174S, and was 
drowned in the ^lanatawny about I7f>0 ; 
2. Jolm, Jr., born September 21t, 17.")1. 
On I)ecemlx?r 17, 17o4, Jolm Stapleton 
died, (same year as his fcither in Va. ) 
His wife died 179(), They are buried in 
Amityvilie churchyard. The following 
i.s the inscription on hi.* tombstone: 


Hir Ligt 


Beldon IX 

Seinem Sai^ 






After the death of John, Sr., the Oley 
estate was divided, and William (II.) ob- 
tained the lower half, where he erected a 
stone house, still standing. William died 
as stated above, and is buried in Amity 
near his brother John. His inscription 

''Ilier ruhen die gcbcine eines mitbruders 
diese <icnieind<', William Stapleton, 
Gel). 1720, und li'lite mit seiner ehgat- 
tin X -Vnna 'AT Jahr in eine frieck-ame 
Ehe, und starb "hue Kinder 2(i Mertz 

Maria Margaretha (J^iger Stapleton, 
widow of John, Sr., remained on tlie old 
iiomestead, where sli< died IT^Mi. When 
her only living cliild, -Tolin -"^taple- 



ton, Jr., was of ago lio caine in possession from PhiiadiMpbia to Rockland, Berks 

of tlie place. In 177o, ho built a large county, and made his l<ome with a man 

stone barn (ntill standing). When the named Keiii hart, whose wife had been in 

news of the opening of the Revolution his father's employ in her youth. The 

reached him he formed all his employes following year (17<)9) he married Catha- 

into a company and drilled tliom for ser- rine Delp, daughter of an early settler of 

vice. Ho did not at this time go to the Kockland, whose identity I have not yet 

seat of war on account of private circum- determined. Stoffel Keller died at the 

stances. In 1777 he went to the front as home of his son-in-law, 'Sfpiire Joseph 

First Lieutenant in Colonel Hunter's Specht, in Kockland, about I800. He was 

Regiment of lierks County Militia, and also in the Revolution. His son Conrad 

took part in the Jersey campaign. About was the grandfather Oi" Colonel Frederick 

1780, he married Rosina Miller, whose 
fatlier, John William Miller, came from 
Itlingen, (iermanj', probably 1756, and 
settled in Oley. John Stapleton, Jr., 
died 1S2(), and his wife 18;!.'5; buried in 
the Htapleton plot in Amity. They had, 
among other childron, William, born 

1781, who, in xSlo, married Elizabeth 
Drumheller, of Rockland. She was a 

Keller, of Reading. 


No one of the pioneer settlei-s of Falk- 
nor Swamp had greater difficulty in main- 
taining the correct orthography of his 
patronymic than the num who is the sub- 
ject of this sketch. It is to be presumed 
that he knew his own name: and he wrote 

granddaughter of J. Lonhart Drumheller, 

who, with his wife Rosina, cauie from '^ ^^rmg- But conveyancers, lawyers, 

Germany iu 17.-.4, and settled in the Oley clergy u.en, assessors, and newspapers ni- 

Hills where the ruins of their home may 

still be seen. .Said Drumheller had a 

large family, among them Dtlniel, wIkj 

married Elizabeth Frey, whose father 

c.ime from Germany in 1771. P^lizabeth, 

the wife of Wiliiaui Stapleton, as above, 
was born 179o. 

sisted that it was not Dering: and they 
wrote it Dehring, Deringer, Dieringer, 
Deeringer, Dearinger, Thiringer, and 

In 17;>4 Henry Dering was assessed for 
one hundred acres in Hanover township. 
Upon this tract, lying in the valley of 

William Stapleton, (born 1781) had a Swamp creek, where afterwards the 
large family, niostlv daughters; among 
others, the lirst-born, William, born 181(i, 
who is my father. 

My mother's pedigree is as follows : In 
1738, John Peter Speclit came from Ger- 
many and settled in the "hills" of (now) 
Berks county. His son, Christian, was sli'P> bounded by lands of The German 

Swamp churches were built, lie lived. He 
acquired additional land. Incompliance 
with a warrant dated ^larch 25, 1741, 
there was surveyed to Hemy Deringer a 
tract of KXiiJ acres and allowance for 
roads, situated then in Limerick town- 

in the Revolution (See Perkiomen Re- 
gion, Vol. 1, p. 184.) Christian's oldest 
son, Joseph Specht, Esq., was my mother, 
Elizabeth Specht's, father. Christian 
Specht married May !), 178r., llarbara 
Sinzendorfer, at l'\ilkner Swamp Church. 
Of her antecedents I know nothing as 
yet. Joseph, the son, my grandfather, 
was married to Susan Keller. She was 
a daughter of Christopher Keller, who 
came, in ]7(is, from Nitsche on the Rhine. 

Tract, Henry Antes, Joseph Pike, Fred- 
erick Antes and Simon Smith. At the 
sami' time was survej'od to Henry Antes 
9():| acres and allowance, adjoining Henry 
Deringer's northeastern boundary, and to 
Ji)seph Bittin, 145^1 acres and allowance, 
adjoining Henry Antes's north-eastern 
l)oundary. .\nd again: OctoV)er ]0, 1758, 
Henry Deringer, of New Hanover, bought 
of the executors of theestateof Humph- 
ray Morrey, 175 acres of land in Limerick 

He was then seventeen years of age, and township, bounded by lands of Da\id 
came alone. His father, Jacob Keller, Jones, Henry Deringer, land intended to 
was a well-to-do weaver. "Stoffel" walked t"' gnmted to Adau) Brotsman, and Mich- 



ael Seibert. The ]a?t named tract he 
sold, Fcl)niarv .">, 177(1, to his daughter, 
Christina Craus, wife of Jacob Craus, 
blacksmith. It cont-ained 107 acres 1;j4 

In 1770, Henry Deriiig i« rated for 100 
acres of land, 2 cows and one giist mill 
in New Hanover township. 

He made a will Octoter 29, 1771. He 
was then "very sick in lx)dy"; but he re- 
covered from this illnes*. His will was 
probated February IS, 1780. His son, 
Henry IV'ring, was named executor. He 
left a large estate for those times, consist- 
ing of lands in New Hanover an<l Limer- 
ick townships. In his will he makes 
mention o^ his children: Henry Dering ; 
I'liilip Dering, who lived in Noithann)- 
ton county; Xicliolas Dering, w1k» was to 
receive a legacy ''if he shall return in his 
own proper ixM>?on"; Catharine Dering, 
who hail a son, Jacob Schneider, under 
21, and lived near the church ; Christine 
Dering wlio lived in Limerick township. 
fSce Perkiomen IJegion, Vohnnc Two, 
page 174.] 

From the records of the Falkner Swamp 
Eeformed church we learn that: February 
2S, 174U, Cliristina, wif«'of Henry Dierin- 
ger, died, aged 4'.]. IVbruary 2, 17S0, 
HeinricJi Deringei- wa.'^ burit'd, aged 87 

The childien of Henry and Chi-is;ina 
Dering were: 

1. Henry Dering, wlio lived in Falkiiei- 

2. Philip iK-ring, wli'» lived in Xoith- 
iimpton county. 

;>. Xicliolas Dering. Had a son, Johann 
Jacob Dering, Ixirn Faster night, 17<i2; 
who was baptized May 21, 17(>:;. 

4. Catharine Dering:, born Mav 22, 
17.')0; married John Schneider; died No- 
vember 27, 1.S02. 

•"). Christina Dering. [Married Jac^))) 
Craus, blacksmith. 


By act of .\ssembly. May P», 17:^.i>, 
Henry Deeringer wa.« naturalized. 

September 1, 174.), Henry Thiringer 
nnd wife were spon.soi-s for Jacob Henrv 
Krohn, son of Martin and Mary Margaret 
Krolin, baptized by tlie pastor of Xew 
Hanover Lntlieran chnich. 

Octoljer 2t), 1740, Henry Thuringer and 
wife were sponsoi-s for Mary Christina 
Schmit, daughter of Simon Schmit and 
wife Catharine, baptized by the paster of 
New Hanover Lutheran church. 

May n, 1750, Henrieh Dieringer was 
sjwnsor for Henrieh Feudner, son of 
Friederich Feudner, baptized by the pas- 
tor of Falkner Swamp Reformed church. 

April 10, 1701, Doctor Reimerland noti- 
fies parties who made purchases of cattle 
or household article at his public sale, to 
make payment to ^Ir. Henrieh Deringer, 
the elder, in Falkner Swamp, in New 
Hanover township. 

July o, 17(il, Hen. Deringer, Sr., and 
^lad. Craffort, of Lancaster, wei^ sponsore 
for Johann Henrieh Deringer, son of Hen- 
rich Deringer, Jr., baptized bj' the iiastor 
of Falkner Swamp Reformed church. 

In 17()9 Henry Deringer was an Over- 
seer of the Poor of X>w Hanover tou ii- 

Our Revolutionary Sires. 


In Jolm Blair Linn's Annals of Buf- 
falo Valley, page 44!>, is given the follow- 
ing respecting a Revolutionary soldier 
who resided in L^nion county in 1820: 

"Joseph Britton, enlisted at John Stet- 
ler's tavern, in Limerick township, >ront- 
gomerj' count}-, in the spring of 1770, in 
Captain Caleb North's company, of Col- 
onel Anthony AVa\'ne's i^egiment. Cap- 
tain Frederick Evans testified in his be- 
half, that lie had lived forty-three j'ears 
before with David Evans, whose land 
joined his father' s,in ?»Iontgomery county, 
that he recollected of hearing Britton ha<l 
enlisted, and about a year afterwards he 
came back very much emaciated ; that 
forty-f<nir years had elap.sed since he had 
seen Britton, and he was so much altered 
he had no recollection of his person; but 
from conversation with him, he had no 
doubt he \vii.« the same Joseph tliat iuid 
enlisted with Captain Caleb X'orth's com- 
pany, and marched tii Ticonderoga. Brit- 
ton wa«, in 1820, seventy-one years old, 
a fanner, and liad a wife and two daugh- 


David Shultze^s Journal. 

( Conthwed. ) 

[For the three j^ea)*? succeeding 1752, tlie Journal is raissing. On the firet in- 
serted page of tlie Caiendar for 1756, is inscribed a Letter, written in Latin, by Fran- 
cis Daniel Pastoriiis, ot Pennsylvania, June 1, 1693, to Tobias 8chuinberg, his former 
instructor, on the \"anity of the World.] 

Litera? Francisci Danielis PaBtorii 

ex Pennsylvania June \\ 1G93 

Ad Tobiani Schunihei^inm, quondam 
Preceptorcm Sumn : 
De Mundi Vanihite. 

VAle, Mundi wpmcbundi col(^rata Gloria. 
Tiia Itona, tna dona s]ierno transitoria. 
Qua externe, hodierne sjilendent pulchra facie, 
Cras vanescunt et liqiiescunt, velut Sal in Glacie, 
Quid sunt Regis? Quorum leges terror sunt inoiiidibus: 
Multi locis atque focis latent iufernalihus. 
Ubi Vani, erine cani Maxinii Pontifiees ? 
Quos honorant ot adorant Cardinales Snpplices? 
Quid periti, eruditi sunt Doctores Artiuni? 
Quid sunt Harum vel illarum studiosi partium ? 
Ubi truces Belli Duces ? Capibi militia:' ? 
Quos accendit et defendit rabies saevitiee ? 
Tot ot tanti, tjuanti quanti, unibm sunt et vanitas, 
Onme Horum nam Dec^orum brevis est inanitas: 
Qui vixerunt, abierunt, restant sola Nomina, 
Tanquam stata atque rata nostrte sortis Oniina. 
Fuit Cato, fuit Plato, Cyrus, Croesus, 8o:rates, 
Poriander, Alexander, Xerxes et Hipiiocrates, 
Maximinus, ('onstantinus, G_yges, Anaxagoras, 
Epicurus, Palinurus, Demonax, Pythagoras, 
Caesar fortis, causa mortis tot altarum jiartium. 
Ciceronem et Nasonem nil invabat Artium. 
Sed Hos cimctos jam defunctos tempore praeterito 
Non est e re rcx^ensore. Hinc concludo merito: 
Qui nunc degunt atque rcgunt Orbem hujus seculi, 
IMox se(iuentur et lalx-ntur velut Sclema si>eculi. 
Et dum mersi univei-si sunt in mortis gremium, 
Vel Internum, vel a'terinnn sunt cajituri prannium. 
Hincce dei JESU mei invoco Clementinm, 
Ut Is sursum cordis cm-suni ducat a<l Esstnitiam 
Trinitatis, (piie Beatis suiinnam dat Laetitiam. 



[ Jami arj^ 175J[3, ] 

1. An Unhajij'tj acTion at Gmiden- 

4. Anotlier J)li>ody action ?>ehiiid 
the ]Mi>wnta3iLS. TLs said a 
third aictim) hajij^eiK'd out 

*}. Eiii Kwb vcrkjiult ai\ Kiielxsls. 

This Time etwas nuf dem iieiwn 

Tjaixl HuntJn^ees LasBeii: j^r 

Michael RadU\ 
D. o". ^hAchwt: uneh Phikd" ge- 

13. Da*? i'ulvu^r aind Blej ]T<pk<r)m- 

D. 2C>. Dor ^I'lehii went to Elia^ 
Paiitheis. d. 2' Fehr. re- 
tuniK'd with 3iis o^nijvmions. 

29 Fn:)9iiii.s Hf)biiison «uh<' from 
Phihid". :^\ ri'tuniod 

31. The Piw)]de nwt a^jiin. 

D- 1= 

NovomJ>*»r ist daf* grass^p mid 
erK-hr'«'kh<-lH' ErdlK'l)en zu 
Lissalx)n gewi'sen, und auch 
m gajitz Eur( )pa- 

/]pn r™ January ist die Frej-Parthie 
7M Gnadenhutteii iiberMleii 
worden von deii Indian-em, 
'tis sjud al)ov<e 20 In<lian-s 
were kiil^L Adam Sh<.afer, 
Oeoi^e Klein and Xicolaus 
CEhl-s ^hoeider were killed. 
Above 20 in alL 

Den 4'^ i-st ein G«f echt gewe^en hin- 
ter d-en Blauen B<ei"g€n ober 
Alleniingle hinter John Ever- 
ts. John Bousin|«ev, Fii<l- 
ric-h Erb, Peter Puss, and 
Volte Riither were killed, 

<L ly sind 11 PeiKuhnen erechossen 
worden an der Cafft beyni 
Dietz. Nur 2 sind davon 
koniinen, nehmlich von 13 
snan, Dtss einen Nahnie 
war d- Jung Peml>er. 

D. 28^™ sind 10 meil ober Carleisl 
36 Mens^'hen getotet iind ge- 
fangen worden, und 4 fehlen 
3Tioeh. War oberhalb Seher- 

D, 1. 

Xovernber ist gleicbsani eiue 
gnxsse Bewegung der ^^^as!se^ 
in England und Hollond 

Tor Jacol) Rau in Lowhill near 

Jacob Anat- 


^9. »^ntTeved for Nicholas Young, 

10. Went to Greflt Swamm, 8ur- 

veye*l for Jao, an-fl PeL 

11, 12, Foir (Tireiilhig and Bi#ihoj\ 

12, 13. For John Tris.<<el- 

13. Return<>fi honis" again, 

15. A l-ettxT wx^iv vi of (^i<o»-)rge S, 

dated DcoeniV)er 26 Jan, 16, 

16. An Answer wrote to Cteor^^e 8, 

to Omegohi'c-k, 
17- Went to Micli^d Dottere? eta 
Den 9'"" Die Watch ^(m^ OeaHehlich- 

«er imtgej,eb<'n nach PhiLulel- 

D. 24^'" Al>ej:id,s siiitl de • Jac/)li J^raii 

IT" i>t 

Deji 5™ FeT)ruaiy ist der John Gi'eeii 
gf^torben naeh wenig Tagen 
Krangheit asn striehcn: den 
7""" iK'giraben worden, 

Des Cfeoiig Seilers Frau ist den 7'"' 
aueh Ix^ralwjn worden. 

<les Johannc!* Bre<'hts 
FrjiJi iui <iiiossen Schwaan 
auch gestorlien, 
14'™ sind in Alieniingle moder 
lo PeiJSohncnennoivh worden 
von 12 indLanem, Eines 
MamK-s "Nahm i'St JaeobCleer; 
imd 3 od<'r 4 Plantasebeu 

D¥-r HiilfjM'j- an- ?k]Jcl>el Riets ist d. 










1111(1 Bnstinn Zinjirjennan hie- 

iior komineu, and Petitions 

formed. Went to Pliilad. 
Jolin Mack and Christopher 

♦Shultze went U) Philadelphia, 
J, M, and C. 8, returned with 

a dissatisfnetory answer. 

husco lallaculla 



24' aueh ge.storben. 


So J 

6^' 1 >} ]>. 

The new eTO])ped Land 
€6 . 12 .shl. 

Die letzte Woche im Fehruary ist 
der Edward SeulL, l)er Sur- 
veyor auch gestorlx^n. 

Der die hat lieb gewojinen 

und nianch .schons Werk niu-hge- 

wird z n Todt erronneu. 


1. Surveyed tor Jaeob Dopcht, at 

late Teeter Bowman Mill. 
Then fell a deep snow, 

2. Jacob T.cvan was at Chr. S. nnd 

1. Tlieu eircular jA'ttcr.*! 
sent about. 

8. Ein Sau gewehlaclit, die alte. 

The four Quarters wh' about 
140 lbs. 

9, 10. Surveyed for John and John 

Ulrich Ilorneckerin Rockhill. 

11, Surveved Hamilton's T^and for 

John Mayers ct<;. 

12, 18. A most violent Snow. 

Storm from North East as 
never liefore this winter. 

Den 16"" al)ends hat <lie idte Miirr 
ein Fiillen geliabt. 
Fceniina generis. 

18. Surveyed for (\o.o. Brey anfl 
Conrad Zimniernian. 

23. Surveyed for Clhristopher New- 
man and den 


Mcinir in Falconer Swam. 
Jacol.) Levan was at jM':'1s S. 


D. 6'"' Mertz ist des David Biolmaus 
frau uikI 2 Kinder von don 
India nrrn crmoixlet worden 
in Allemingle. 

D. 22"' ist der William Yeth und 
sein Frau <'rniordet worden 
in Allemingle. 

D. 24"" Ha])en sie zwey \A\"i,>reu an- 
gegritfen, den George Zi<\slof 
ermordert. Seine Frau und 
3 Kiufler 2 blehiert (?) 

l^iesen Monat ist auch deiii Abra- 
ham Ahiyer ein Kind und 
dem Christophcd Zi(gler ein 
Kind g("^t()rb<'n. 

an Inseriiitio Pa.'^tori 
Der ich bey Fremden griisst 

So manche schrilft gelesen: 
TTnd <lenn gutte Zahl 

in dieses Buch gebraclit 
Weiss nicht wo, wann und wie ? 

ich selbsten word verwesen 
Drum gil) ich Welt, Lust, dir 

Nun tauscnt ^utte Nacht. 

{To he Continued.) 

Revolutionary Pensioner. 


of Montgomery county, by ad of Assenildy Fel)ruary 18, 1834, was grant- 
ed fortv dollars. 


Descendants of Anna Margaretha Antes, 

Sophie de La, Trobe'", (Jt^hn Frederick d« La Troli^^ Anna Mar- 
garetha Antes ^, Henrj Antes^, Philip Frederick Antes ^) 

Bom 1821, 
Died 187-. 

Husband, Waldemar v. Bock. 

C'Jiiidreu: 1. Alma v. B<3ck, 
2. Zoe V. Bock. 
-!. BeriilT-ard v. Bock. 
4. Mary Agnes v. Bock, 
■\ Wolfgang V. Bock. 

^larj Agnes clc La Trobe ', (John Frederick de La Trobe*, Anna 

Margaretha Antes*, Henrj Antes', PJnlip Frederick 

Aiites^ ) 

Bom iH2o. 
Dred 185(». 

Husband, ir. E. von Wahl. 

Childre-n: 1. Fanny voii Wahi, 
2. Hugo von WahL 
-!. Axel von WahL 

Edward de La Trobe^, (John I'rederick de La Trobe*, Anna 

Margaretha Antes*, Henrj Antes^, Plnlijt Fi-ederick 


BoTO 1825, 
^lanied 1-857. 

Wife., Alexandi-a von Wahl. 

Cliildren: 1. John Edward de La Trobe, 
2. Eleanor de La Trobe. 
'■>. Alice de La Trobe. 
4. Mary de La Trobe. 
•'). Edward de La Trobe, 
II. Hr-nrv de La Trobe. 

Alvina die La Trobe", (Jt^hn Frederick de La Trobe*, Anna Mar- 
garetha Antes ^, Heniy Antes'^, Philip FR'/lerick. Antes V) 
Born 1827. 
HusUancl, K Zoge von ]\Ianteiiffel, 

Oliildreji; 1* t'rsula von Mantenffel, decea.sed. 
2. Anny Zcege von ]\Ianteuft'el. 
■\ Hans von MauteuffeJ, 

•Johw Henry de La Trobe", (John Frederick de La Trobe'*, Anna 
Margaretha Antes', Heniy Antes^ Philip Fredej-k-k 
Antes ^) 

Biini is:;5. 
Died 18()S. 

Wife, Ermine v. Sehnnitz. 

Children: 1. Ralph de La Tm^>e. 
•2. Alma do La Trobft. 


Agnes Loul'^a Tja Trol^/', (I'harlos Joso}>h hn Trolx^'", Christian 
Ignatius La Trolw^^ Anna Margaictlia Ankts% IL^nry 
Antas% Phili]) Frederick Anto.s') 
Born 18: 57, 

Hus5)and, Count Peter de >Salis — >Soglio, 

Children.- L IsabelSa lime tie Kalis, born i'STo; died IS7.S. 

2, Jerome de^aJis, ixna 187<i; died 187K. 

o. <Te(>rgi?.s Augii.«te de Salis, born 187-S: died 1^7<S. 

4. Elisabeth S(»})hie'de .Sails, lyjni 18S(I. 

n, lime Marguerite de >:a!i.s burn im2; died 18SS). 

Charles All^eii I>a Tro1ie% (Chark« Joseph La Tr(>l)e% Christian 
Ignatius La Trol)e*, Anna Margaretlia Ant*'^^ Henry 
Ant€.s% Phili]» Fredt^ri<"k Aiites') 
Birn 1H45. 

Wifc, Miss Carlotta Addison, 

Children: !. Victoria La Trobe. 

2. Cliarle? de Montmollin La Ti-o)x', 

Katharine Synis? Ija Trol>e''', (Frederick Bonjaaiiu LaTiT)l)e\ Cliris- 
tian Ignatius I>a Trolx;\ Anna Margan'tha Ant^js^, 
Henry Antes-*, Piiiliji Frederick Antes') 

Born \KVi). 
Died i,S7S, 

Hus1)and, The Rev'', Henry Pigon. 

(^hiUdivn; I. Mai^n^et Emma F. L. T. Pig»TO. 
tl Henrv J'akv)3ogu? J'ag-on. 

Frec'erick 8e()tt La Trobe', (Frederick Benjamin La Trohe', Chris- 
tian Ignatius La Tro1)e*, Anna Mai-garetJia Antes', 
IIviu'v Antes-, Pin'lij) Frederiek Antes' ) 
Bom 1S:5S. 
Died 18,S-. 

Wilv, Miss Em: Prosser. 

CJiildren; 1, Wilt'red La Trobe. Married- they have one daughter, 

2. iMia La Ti-olx". Married Welch; Lhe.\- tiave one 

:5. Cecil La Trotx-. I-^f^t at sea, 
4. Doiv.thy I^i Ti-«»be. 
o. Kate La Tn)lx\ 
<i. < iwendoUne Im Ti^obe. 

Cliark^ Hnzk']i\n-st Lati>)lHV'\ (Benjamin Hc^nrv Latrolu^''. P>enja- 
niin Hvnry Tvatrobe', Anna Margaretlja Antes', Henry 
Antes', Philip Fwderiek Antes')' 
lV)rn, in lidtimore, l)<'(-<'ijiU'i- 2"), IHXi, 

Wife, (■iii><t,) 

Wife, (s«M.'ond, ) 

ChihlrtMK L Elise Latrobe. 

2. Eleanor Latrotie. 
•">. (iaiuble l^UrolK\ 

Mary Latrobe'', (Benjamin Henry Latrol )(>■', Benjamin Henry 
Ivjitrolx'', Anna Margaretlia Antes', Henry Anles'% 
Philip Frederiek Antes') 

Hnsl)and, Omlerdonk. 


I'liildivn. ], Latmbe Ondeixloiik, died young. 
2. Adrian Oiiderdonk, 

Nora Latroloe'., (Benjamin Henry Latrol>e'*, Benjamin Henry La- 
trobe*, Anna Margaretha Antes*, Henry Antes^, Philip 
Fredeiick Antes^) 

-Husband, Vinton, 

ChiSdreji: 1, Ek'an«3r Mnton. 

2. Hazle Vinton. 

3, PanieJa ^'inton. 

Kate Latrobe% (Benjasiiin Henry I^itrobe'% Benjamin Henry La- 
tp)l>c*, Anna Margaretha Antes% Heiiry Antes', Philip 
Frederick Antes ^) 

Hupl'cmd, WV^ton, 

Cliildnen; I, Latmbe Weston. 
2. Harry Weston. 
a. ArtJnir Weston. 

Fred: Adol|)lms Foster*, (John Frederick Foster'', Anna Louisa 
Ij\ Tr^)be*, Anna ^largareilia Antes'', Henry Ant^% 
Philip Frederick Ant&s^) 

Wile, R^iade. 

Children; 1, I/Miisa Foster, Married Daw. Tliey lave a iai-ge 

"2. Nora Foster. 
3; Fred: L. T. Foster. 
4. Helen Foster. 
Tt. Lei^a Foster, 
■a, Henry Foster, 

Dora Bateman^., (La Trobe Ba'temaii'', Mary Agnes La Trobe*^ 
Anna Margaretha Ante^^, Henry Antes % PJiilip Fred- 
erick Antes') 

Husl>and, B, Baiitelot, 

OjiJdren: 1, Briasi Barttelot^ 

2. Y<*^bel Barttelot, 

3. (.Teorge Barttelot^ 
4.. INJarv Bartt!ek*t, 

Wilham Bateman\ (La TroV>e Batemaii-% Mary Agnes T/a Trol^e*, 
Anna Margaretha Antes^, Heiiry Antes", Philip Fixid- 

enck Antes"') 
Wife, Simmer. 

CliiJdren; 1. ^liidred Bateman, 

2. Hilda Bate man. 

3. W_ynfred Batx?man, 

Bemhsrd v. Bock'', (Sophie de La TrolTe"^, .Mm l^\;derick de La 
Trolie*, Anna Margaretha Ante5% Henry Antes", Philip 
Fredeiick Antes^) 

Wife, Bertha von 'W^l 

Chi?d: I. AJina v. Bock, Dred TSl»2. 

The NTon Mu«-re arms: Argent sliiekl, Tfith a Ijend azure, ■and a flo-wer on 
either side. 

The La Tiv>be -mns: On shield ai-gent fesse azure, U««ee escallops proper. 
Motto — Jutto-'^i fa^ 


The Schneiders of Falkner Swamp. 

( (hiiliiiiicd. ) 


Jaeol^ Solincider, son of Henry and Catharine (Reincrt) Schneider, 
was born October 26, 1752; was given the name Johann Jacol) in baiitisni, 
December 10, 1752 — sponsors, Diederich Bucher and wife; confirmed a 
member of Falkner Swamp Reformed church, June 18, 1767; married, 
b}^ the Refoi'ined iiiiiiister of Falkner Swani]), .June 6, i7'S0, to MagdnleiKi 
Gerhart; died October 27, 1840; burii^d in Falkner Swamp Reformed 
churchyard. Magdalcna Gerhart, (laughter of Petin- (Tcn'hart, was l)oni in 
1759, and died March 80, 1885, aged 75 years, 11 months, 4 days; buried 
beside her husl)and. Tfiey had five children : 

1. Heinrieh Schneider, born August 26, 1781. 

2. Elizabeth S(-hneider, born June 1(5, 1798. 
8. Catharine Schneider, l)oi"n May 9, 1786. 

4. Job. G(H)rge Schneider, born May 9, 1791: died June 21, 1791. 

5. Isaac Schneider, born May 17, 179;]. 

Jacob Schneider was a tanner and farmer, and resided at th(^ Swam]) 
Churches in New Hanover township. The latter y(\ars of his life he was 
a justice of the peace. He was a soldier in the llevolutionaiy war, and 
was one of the veterans of that (•ontest who jiai'ticipate 1 in tlie (H^i'enionies 
on the 15th (')f July, 182('), at Swamp, in celebration of the semi-centen- 
nial of our inde])endence. 

Jacob Scfmeider became owner of the original ti-act of two hundred 
acres Avliich his grandfather, Johannes Schneider, jjuntbased of John Hcmy 
Sprogell on the 9th of December, 17b8. He ])mchased tliis fnun Hemy 
Schneidei', to whom it had come from his (Henry Schneidei-"s) fatlier, 
John Schneider, innkeeper. (See Perkiomen Region, \'ol. Two, })age 144.) 


Henry Schneidt'r, ;7on of the foregoing, was born August 26, 1781 ; mar- 
ried Anna Maria Nyce; died August 2, 1872. Anna Maria Nyce, daiigli- 
ter of George and Elizabeth (C'hristman ) Nycu', was l>oi-n Februaiy 26, 
1786; died May 27, 1844. Th(y are buried at Falkner S\vani[> Ueforni- 
ed cliui'cli. They had seveii chibb'en: 

1. Elizabeth Schneider, liorn Se])tember 2-5, 1805; died September 
1, 1807. 

2. Renjamin Scbmidei', born January 18, 1807; n^.arried (first ) Eliza 
Cheeny Abbott, and (second) Susan Mai'ia Abbott, sister to Eliza C. 
Abbott; died at Boston, ^biss., Se|»tend)ei' 14, 1877. H(( was a- minister 
of the l\eformed Clnu'ch, and missionary to Turkey. Issue, by lirst wife: 
1. Susan Schneider, mari'ied Rev. .Jam(>s H. Dwigbt; died Fel)ruary 18, 
1860; 2. Eliza Schneider, married Rev. Williaui \l. Dwigbt; 8. Jam'es H. 
Schneider, boi-n in Ib'oosa, Asia Minor, March 14, 1889; C'haplain in the 


TJnion Army of th< Rebellion; died of yellow fever, April 26, l'S64; 
4. William Schneider; 5. Edward M. Schneider, born at Broosa, Ausrust 
17, 1846; died from wounds received before Petersburg, Va., June 19, l'S64, 

3. William H. Schneider, born June 7, 1811; married (first) Mary 
Booi-se, and (second) Mrs. Mary Rhoads, maiden name Knab; died De- 
oeml:)er 16, 1897. He resided on the Schneider homestead, near Falkner 
Swamj) Reformed church. He was a tanner and farmer, and Justice of the 
Peace. He retired from busines.s some years before his death. He was an 
able business man, and left a large estate. 

4. Alfred Schm ider, bom March 1, 1813; married Clarissa Clewell; 
located in Ohio. 

5. Simon Schneider, bi>rn ^lay 25, 1815; married Mary Ann Ren- 
iiinger; died Se]»tember 26, 1848. He was in partnership with Franklin 
Derr in the marl)le lousiness, in Norristown, Pa. 

6. Maria Schneider, bom in December, 1817; married Henry Gill )ert; 
died D(xeml:)er 31, ls91. 

7. Elias Schneifler, bon\ .July 5, 1820; married, August 10, 1847, 
Miss Eliza J. Wise, of Mercersburg, Pa.: <lied at Milton, Pa., May 1, 18S3. 
He was graduated from Franklin and Mai-shall college. Teaching was his 
jtrofession. Childn-n: Alice Schneider, Annie Schneider, LanraJ. Schnei- 
der, and Edwin Schneider. 

Henry Schneider was First Lieutenant in Captain George Sensen- 
derfer's comjiany, the Montgomery Rifle Greens, in the second war with 
Great Britain. He remained identified with military affjiirs and bore the 
title Colonel. He was a Demo(;ratic politician of note in Montgomery 
county. He wa.** n<»minated, after sharp contest, for the office of sheriff, 
at a time when his party enjoyed a normal majority of 1000 to 12r)0 in 
the county, but was defeated by 33 votes. Henry Schneider and his 
iirother, Lsaac Schneider, were tannei-s, and for a time conducted the busi- 
ness in jtartnership — at the old liomestead. "When they discontinued the 
liailnci-ship, Henry remained, and Isaac ix^moved to Ix)wer Salfurd 


second child of Jacoli and Magdalena (Gerhart) SchneidiM-. was born June 
16, 1783; married John Derr; died August 11, 1829. John Derr, son of 
John and Anna Maria (Rouchon) Derr, was bom April 11, 1774; died 
May 24, 1827. John Derr, while engaged at tanning with Jacob Schneider, 
made the acquaintance of and married Elizabeth Schneidf-r, his employ- 
er's daugtiter. They had twelve <diildren, one of whom was Franklin 
Derr, the extensive and wealthy marUe worker at Norristown. John Derr, 
shortly after his marriage, moved to Hamburg. Pa,, wh<-re he and his 
Avife lived and died. 


third child of Jacob and Magdalena (Gerhart) Schneider, Ijorn ]May 9, 
1786; married Connul Riegner; died May 23, 1854. Conrad Riegner, son 
of John and Susanna (Betz) Riegner, was born May 12, 1788; died 


February 1-"), 1847. They are buried at Falkner Swamp Reformed church. 
Conrad Riegner was a member of Captain George Sensenderfer's ]-ilie eon:i- 
pany, tiie Montgomery Greens, in the war of 1S12. 


fifth and youngest cliild of Jacob and INIagdalena (Gerhart) Schneider, 

was born May 17, 17!K}; married ; died in Lower Salford township. 

He was a bmner, and was in business jointly witli his brother Henry, at 
the Schneider homestead, in New Hanover townsiiip. After the dissohi- 
tion of this partnership, he removed to Lower Salford townsliij), along the 
Springhousc and Sumneytown turnpike, about two miles below Harleys- 
vil]<\ He was the father of eleven children: 

I. Solomon Sclmeidor, was a school teacher, a Justice of the Peace 
in Lowtn- Salford townshij), and Register of Wills of Montgomery county. 
He wrote his surname Snyder. He is deceased. 

• 2. Lewis Schneider, 

o. Jacol) Schneider. 

4. Jolm Schneid(>r. 

•5. Ste]>ben Schneider. 

(). Augustus Schneider. 

7. Soi)hia Schneider. 

•S. Susamia Schneider, married Jacob H. Swartz. Issue: 1, IMary 
Swaitz, died, unniiu'ried, at the ag(> of ol ; 2, Aaron S. Swartz, President 
Judge of the 8Sth Juilicial Disti'ict (^Montgomery county), Pa.; o, J']llen 
Swartz, intermarried with Jacol) P>. PL'cklei'; 4, Horace Swartz, died in 
infancy; 0, Charles Swartz, died in infancy. Susanna (Schneider; Swaitz 
is a widow, and resides at Lansdal(\ Pa. 

9. Mary Ann Schneider. 

10. Rel)ecca Schneider. 

II. Hermina Schneider. 

Isaac Schneider was a Diniocrat, and lield the o(Iic(^ of Director of 
the Poor of ]\fontgomer\ county for six years, and was Register of Wills for 
three years. 

Bound Out to Service. 

1795 Sei)t. 10. .lost Heinrich Sassnian with Cons(Mit of his Father 
Christian, ])ound him Self Servant to Luke A\\ Moi-ris of Philadeli)hia, to 
serve him Nine years S: five Months custoniai'v fi-(-cdom Six (iuineas S:, 
Six Mor.ths SchJ)oling. Cons''. £ 10 10 

1798 Nov. 21. Jost II. Sasseman, Assign<'(l by Luk(^ W. Mori'is to 
John Dorsey of the City of Pbiladelpiiia, Sugar Retiuer to serve him or 
Assigns the Peniainder of liis Indeiitui'e as Keeoi-ded ])age 147. Cons'. 
70 Dols. 

1798 Ajti'll 2(). Mariaim Elizabeth Sassmansbausen with (*onsent of 
her Fatbei- bound hei-self Servant to Nathan Folwell of Newtown Town- 
ship, Glouster (bounty, State of New Jersey, Tanner, to serve him Five 
Years and Five Months to have Nine .Xfonths day Schooliug, Customary 
Freedom Suits one ('ow or Six Pounds in Monev S: one new Spining 
Wheel. Considerat". 70 D.'!)'. 


Payments for Land by Purchasers in the Perkiomen Country. 

Extracts from the Journal kept in the Land Office of the Proprietaries. 


March 24, 1731. Thomas May bury 

reced of him in part for Land 

in New Cowessehop" £ 20 '0 

March 24, 173i Paul Leydy 

reced of him in part for Land 

on a bra of Parkeawm^ -5 

Mai'ch 26, 1731. Josejoh Tomhnson 

reced of him in part for Land 

in the Great Swamp 17 

April 3, 1739. Ulriek Hartsel 

reced of him in part for 

Land in Rich Valley, Philad=' 2 

April 3, 1739. Jacob \^lmelm 

reced of him in part for 

LiUKl in Rich \'alley 2 

April 3, 1739. Andreas Miller 

rec^d of him in part for 

I^nd in Rich Valley 10 

May 10, 1739. Valentine C'ressimer 

reced of him in jvart for 

Land in Colebrookdale 15 

May 30, 1739. John Joder 

i^eced of him in part for 

T^nd in the Great Swamp 

Bucks Co 42 

.March 3, 174?. Christian Snyder reced of 

him further 6 

INIarch 3, 174?-. Rec^xl of Bernard Arnd, for — a' of land in 

Fredericks Tow" in part 21 

March 3, 174?. Reced of .]osei)h Grouft' 

for 150 a' on l^ranch of Tohickor. 23 5 

^' 6 veai^ 2 mas 11 d' interest due 

thereon S 12 K) ;51 17 10 

]\lareh 4, 174?. Rec*^d of Conrad Hess for — a' in 

Frederick Town'" in part 10 

:\rarch 4, 174?. Reced of William Smith 

for 128f a' in Salford Townshi]> 19 19 3 

^' 5 years 8 mos interest due G IC 20 15 3 
.Marcli 4, 174?. Rwed of Miitthin'S Ness, in })art for — a'' in 

Salfonl Townshij. . 10 

^Nlarch G, 174?, Reced of George Weidner in part for — a' 

in Franconia 5 

Ma](]i 7, 174i. Reced of Chvi.'^tian Leman for — a' in 

Salford in jmrt 5 

( To he Continv/'d. ) 


Marriages by Rev. George Wack. / ^ *=* 


( Continued. ) 

65H. iNIarch 10, Jolin Steever and Sarah Dannehaiun-. 

660. Marcli 24. Sainiicl Bender and ]\Iary Stein)>ack. 

061. May 17. Edward K. Lower and Elizabeth Weak. 

662. July 7. Jesse Ohdegrove and Enielia Mover. 

•^ G6o. November 17. Joseph Boier and Lidia Rittcnhouse. 

6(i4. Septeinber \o. Andrew Henning and Susannah Stong. 

(i(u). November 28. Frederick Beaver and Margaret!) Kni]>e. 


666. June 20. Henry Clair and C-athrine Sliive. 

667. July 27. Henry H. Hippcl and Isabella Henvir. 

668. September 20. Jesse Tyson anid Elizabeth Styles. 

669. September 20. Josei)li Robins and Sarah Craft. 

670. October 4. Jesse Schultz and Cathrine Godshalk. 

671. November 26. Abraham Cassel and Susannah Cassel. 

672. December 24. John Booze and Eliza rx'lgert. 
67;i. I)eeeml)er 24. Isaac Rittvr and Elizabetli RcifT. 
674. Dicemlx'r .')1. Joshua Cozens and Mari;i Cnlloni. 

67o. April 18. David Hining and Reliecca Stong. 

67(i. September 26. Joseph Hendricks and Sarab Ann Cassell)erry. 

677. September 26. Jacol* Klemmings and Sophia Schultz. 

678. October 24. William Kricalicl and Maiy Zilling. 

1 S42. 

67D. .Tanuary 2. Jacob Ikn'ver and IMarv Ann Snyder. 

680. lA'livuary 10. George Danneliauer and Sarab ;\. I'i'rgcnstock. 

OSl. JA'bruary 20. Solomon Hartman and Euitlicniia Stong. 

682. ]\[ay 22. Gerret Bean and Cathrine Freyer. 

68.'). August 2o. .lolm Andrew Mii'es and Ellenorn Kninsev. 

684. Scptenilter 20. Abi'abani Obdcgrat ami Ilai'i'ict Tayhtr. 

6)85. Octnbcr ^)0. Henry Nic(^ and Levina Tyson. 

686. Nov«'niliri- ;>. Silas 11. Land and l^arbara Danehauer. 

687. Novenilicr 27. Tliomas (i. Schultz and Elizabeth Clinii)ier. 

688. Decembi'r 4. Lewis ^^^asser <uid l^^lizalx'tb Ruth. 
()80. Deeendx'r S. George Kline and Maria (Jodshall. 
61)0. December 11. Levi Barndt and Suphia Knipe. 

691. December 25. Henry l<\iss and Elizal»eth Johnson. 


692. .lanuary o. Isaac Zimmerman and Sarah Wissler. 

()9;]. .lanuaiy 12. Andrew 1>. ^'erger and Angeline Doneliauer. 

(To l>r Cnn/ijinr^L) f *f 6' 

Vol. III. No. :i. 

Jll.OO a Year. 

TLhc pcvhiomcn IRegion, 


ast mxb lAvcscnt. 

Perkiomen Publishing Co., 

1G05 N. TiiiiiTKEXTH Street, 

Henry S. DoUerer, 



Monument to Revolwtionary Sol- 

Tlic Lancaster County Historical So- 
ciety lias issued an apnea! for funds for 
the erection of a nionuinenl at Ephrata 
•an nieiHory of soldieis who died from 
wounds received at the battle of Brandy- 
\vine on .September 11, 1777. These sol- 
diers were taken to pyphrata for treatment 
in the liospital provitled by the Seventh 
Day Ixiptists, and several hundred died 
tliere. The monument will be of polished 
granite, and will cost $oOOO. Contribu- 
tions will be received by Jacob Konig- 
macher, Treasuu'r, Kphrata, Pa. 

dozen or more modern and ancient lan- 
guages besides, and possessed of unlimit- 
ed energy and i^erseveiance, the records 
in the archives of F^umpe yield their in- 
most secrets to his drastic invcstit^ations. 

A Paper by Professor Hinke. 

Tlie readers of The Perkiomen Kegion 
will have the satisfaction of having placed 
Ijefore them, in the course of a month or 
two, a contribution prepared by Professor 
William J. Pliuke, on The Origin of the 
Union of the Ivcformed Church of Penn- 
sylvania with tlie Reformed Church of 
Holland. This is a subject of exceeding 
interest to the student of early Pennsyl- 
vania history, and especially of early 
Perkiomen Valley history. Prof. Hinke 
is admirably fitted foi- the elucidation of 
this intricate and hitherto obscure sub- 
ject, tie is a linguist of wide range; ex- 
haustive and enthusiastic in historic re- 
search; young, keen, indefatigable in the 
sohition of historical problems hitherto 
regarded fif^injjjg^itable t)y our local histor- 
ians. Equipped withfi conaQiand, e(iually 
perfect, of the Englisli and Gerfnim lan- 
guages, reinforced witli a knowledge of a 

Shuitze's Record for the Spring 
and Summer of 1756. 

On tlie 5th of April, David Shultze 
makes record in his Journal, a guard of 
15 men marched to the tront to the scene 
of the Indian troubles. On the Sth plough- 
ing began, and by the 15th his oats ami 
flax was sowed. The remainder of the 
month he was occupied in making sur- 
veys. He learned from the newspapers 
that on Easter Sunday oO,000 French sol- 
diers invaded the island of jNIinorca. On 
the second of April, Sebastian Neff, com- 
monly known as Shoe Bastel, died at 
Chestnut Hill; on the 5th Martin Bitting' 
died at the age of 59; George Nyce's wife 
was buried on the 7th; Henry Riess' wife 
on the Gth; and on the 13th John Mar- 
tin's son John died. He closes the record 
for tiiis month with a number of Indian 
words and their meaning, viz: Issimus, 
brother; Xetap, friend; usque oret, very 
good; Poon, bread; ]\Ieree, eat; Matta, 
not; Mattane hatta, I have not. 

May 5 his mother was ill; on the 12th 
the sheep were shorn — from seven head 
about 30 lbs. of wool. On the Sth he had 
sown three acres more of oats and 100 
perches of flax. Or. the 18th the calves 
were put into Melcliioi''s enclosure, and 
were branded. On the 28th began to 
break land. On the 10th a young child 
of John Sell was buried, on the 12th 


one of Philip Anihnn's, and on tlio VM\\ 
one of Al)ralinin Sochlei's; on tlio Kith 
Sylvester ]\hiylniiy's (laughter was buried; 
on the ]7tli Schanibach's wife — a daugli- 
ter of Pastor P)OehMi ; on the 27th Mich- 
ael Walker's wife died and was buried on 
the 29th. On the 2Uth tiie frame of 
Melchior's stable was erected. On tlie 
27th George P>enneville preached at Here- 
ford Dunker Meeting. On the 27th, in 
the night, Conrad Lewb was struck dead 
by lightning in Weisenl)urg. 

June 1 there was a heavy frost, doing 
nnich injury. On the 5th he finished 
breaking land. On the Pith he addressed 
a letter to George and in the evening re- 
ceived a letter from him dated April 2o, 
1750. On the same day he sold a cow — 
named P>rassey — to Ch''. Newman for 
£P> 8 0. Fiom the Sth to the 1 nth ploughed 
— 122 acres. On the 22 began haymaking 
and continued until 2Sth. Eleven wagon 
loads were gathered in. 

In July he notes farm work as follows: 
;'>d, sowed 5 acres in buckwheat, and on 
the 5th one acre; on the 9th and 10th rye 
was cut, in ail .")2.'!0 sheaves, the afternoon 
of tlie 9th 24 reapers (sicklers) were 
afield; on the 15th wheat was cut by 18 
persons, S80 sheaves; on the 17th again 
reaped wheat, finishing on tlie 19ili, with 
a total crop of 2(ir)0 sheaves. Fi'om the 
19th to tlie 2.']d the entire crop of rye and 
wheat was hauled in; lOOO sheaves of 
wheat were stacked and 900 of rve placed 
in the overshoot of the barn. The sciiool- 
master's grain was also hauled in. July 
13, Wiegner, of Towamentsing, 
died of apoplexy, in hei 5()ili year; on 
the 27th, at (Termantown, John Ih'iiry 
Schcenfeld, an old accpiaintance, ilied. 

August 1, he engaged a new servant, 
nann'd Piiiiip Lar. During the iiKiiilh 
oats harvesting was done, and turnip seed 
sown. On tiie 11th Melchior hauled 
wheat to (-iennantown, and sold it for 
3s. ()d. per Ijushel. 30th and 31st and 
Sept. thi'eshed 7(K) sheaves of rye, pro- 
ducing 2S bushels. August !(), John Otto 
Riedy died in Marllxirough township, 
aged 71 years 4 months. August 24th 
his mother became ill. This month ( ieorge 
Mc(;all, of Philadelphia, died. 


Recent Publications. 

History of Skippack. Written express- 
ly for the Montgomery Transcript, by 
James Y. Heckler, Skippack, Pa. 

Mr. Heckler goes to the bottom of 
things. He gives the names of the first 
pui-ciiasers of tiie lands, and of the origi- 
nal settlers upon them; and the metes and 
bounds, of their properties. In many 
cases he gives the chain of title down to 
date; sometimes the successive occupants 
of the land; and frequently the line of 
descendants of the pioneers to our genera- 
tion. Such thorough work is of exceed- 
ing interest for us and foi- future uses. 

The history is not published in book 
form; a few sets of tlie Transcript con- 
taining it have been reserved, however, 
and may be purchased of the publishers, 
A. E. Dambly's Estate, .Skippack, Pa. 

Skippack in the early times was the 
name applied to tlie country round about 
Skippack creek, and was in the division 
then called Bebber's township. A little 
cluster of houses formed on a small stream 
tributary to Skippack creek; the hamlet 
was known for a long time as Skippack- 
ville. The name P>ebber's township was 
succeeded Ijy the more cumbersome, I\'r- 
kioiHcn and Skippack towiisliip; after- 
wards it was changed toPerkiomcn town- 
ship: in recent years we have two town- 
shijis h(M-e-the one I'erkiouien. tii(> 
other Skippack. After lli(>se i;mtatioiis 
the nomenclature of this i-egion has settled 
down to this: Skippack is the name of 
the g;owing village and its post otlice, and 
Skippack is likewise the name of that 
])ortion of old Bebber's township lying 
t'ast of Perkiomen creek, while the com- 
mon-folk still refer to the surrounding 
Country generally as Skippack — it's aston- 
ishing how old names cling ! 

j\Iattliias van i>el)ber was the first pur- 
chaser frimi Williaui Pemi ; he bought 
six thousand one hundred and sixt.y-six 
acres, on the 22(1 of JM'bruary, 1702. He 
was a Philadelphia merchant, a Menno- 
nite, a good man, but not a settler on 
these forest-clad acres, a maker of oui- 
grand IVnnsylvania. He sold out his 
purchase as soon as he could, made what 



profit was possible, aiid in 1704 went to 
Mnivliiiid iind soiij^lit liis fortune — with 
notable siieecss, history says, (ierhanl 
In den Hoffen and his brother Hermann 
bought of van Bebber four hundred and 
forty acres in irOli. "This land is right 
here in Skippaekville," says Mr. Heck- 
ler. Gerhard In den Hoffen came to 
stay. He bought his brother's half-in- 
terest in their joint purchase. He built' 
the fn-st house in the village, and kept a 
public house here; he also built a grist 
and saw mill on Skippack creek, near by. 
He died here in 174(), and is buried in the 
ancient graveyard of Lower Skippack 
]\Iennonite meeting, not far away from 
the village. Tiie name In den Hoffen was 
soon transmuted into fh'haven — a pat- 
ronymic whicli f'tands for enterprise, 
talent, and wortli thioiigliout tiie land. 
Peter .Tansen (.lohnson ), Andreas Schra- 
ger, Jacob Reiff, Jacob Tpdengraff, (ier- 
hard Clemens and ^Michael Ziegler were 
others of the earliest settlers here. A 
majority of these were of the Mennouite 
persuasion, good meu and true, all; but 
the In de Hoffens were of the Reformed 
church. Jacob Sorver, a Revolutionary 
hero, lived in this locality, and died No- 
vember 24, 184."., age(l 00 years and o 

Our Revolutionary Sires. 


On February Ki, 1S:'.(), the State granted 
to Peter Schmnll, of Montgomery county, 
a soldier of (he Revolution, a gratuity of 
Forty dollars, payable immediately, and 
an annuity of Forty dollars during life, 
payable lialf yearly, to commence Jan- 
uary 1, 18:50. 

Peter Schmoll was born in February 
175;^.; married Juliann .Miller; died in the 
month of February, 18:18; buried at 
Keeler's church, Frederick township. 
Juliann Miller, was born January 11, 
1775; died January 11, 18.50. They had: 

John SmoU, married Catharine Bart- 

Susanna Smoll, died in 1875. 

Tradition says that Pester Smoll was a 
teamster, and that it wa.« thought bj- 

some he was not entitled to a pension. 
Tlie public records show, liowever, that 
he rendered services entitling him to a 
pension; and the stone which marks his 
grave, besides giving dates of his birth 
and deatli,as above, declare that he was a 
soldier : 

Er war ein Soldat im Refolutions Krieg. 
In 1800 he was a taxable in Frederick 
township. He resided near Perkiomen- 
ville at the time of his decease. 

Brief Notes of Colonial Families. 

.\[ICn.\EI. SCirWEN'CK. 

February 7,17;}9, Hans Michael Schwink 
arrived at Philadelphia in the Jamaica 
<7alley. Adam Schwank arrived in the 
same vessel. 

April 1(1, 1747, Michael Schwenk bought 
of David II iebener and I\Iary his wife a 
tract of 100 acres, and allowance, in 
Frederick township; the Old Cussihop- 
pen creek ran through the eastern end of 
this land. January 2, 1752, Michael 
Schwenk and 3Iary his wife conveyed 
this to (leorge Schwenk, who, with his 
wife Fronika. in 17111, granted it to Henry 

June 1, 1749, Saur, the publisher of the 
(iermantown nevvspapei", inserted this 
notice: The Printer has a letter for Michel 
Schwenk in Skippack. 

;May S, 1757, Michael Schwenk and 
Maria Elizabeth, his wife, were sponsors 
(by proxy) for their grandson, Daniel 
Schwenk, born November T), 1750, son of 
Xicholas and Anna Barbara Schwenk. 

January 2, 1754, Michael Schwenk and 
^Eary, his wife, sold to George Schwenk 
(whose wife was Veronica Markley) one 
hundred acres of land in Frederick town- 

February 2, 1701, Michael Schwenk was 
paid 20s. 8d. by the administrators of the 
estate of P^lizabeth ^liller, (widow of Dr. 
John Miller), of Frederick township. 

February 20, 177:', Michael Schwenk 
died, iiged 71 years, 11 months, 9 days. — 
Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran church 

July 4, 1775, Anna Catharine, widow of 
Michael Schwenck, died, aged 70 years 



9 montliH, Ici^p •"> (lays. — Old (TOnIionlinp 
pen Lutlu'iiiii clinrt'li iccord. cAitEL, 



()iie of the original elders of the Old 
Goshenhoppen Lutheran congregation 
Martin Koblinger came on the ship ^yas Joliann IMiilip Gabel, born in Zwei- 
Johnson, fnjui liotterdani, and qualified bruecken. The church record, begun by 
at Philadelphia, September in, 17;]2. Pastpj:. LiLcas J^^us, in 1751, states that 

On the 12th of June, 17:;:;, by Rev. .T,,iuuin riiilip Gabel and his wife Eliza- 
John Casper St( ever, were married John bpth Catharine, (maiden name Colman) 
Martin K(eblinger and Catarina Schnei- came in 17:52, from Glau,in Zweibruecken. 
der, of Hanover (New Hanover). They He was one of the building committee of 
were Lutherans, and members of the the first house of worship, and his name 

Their cliil- ag such appears in the wall at the right 

New Hanover congregation, 
dren were : 

John George Keplinger,confirmed April 
8, 1750, aged 15. 

John Peter Keplinger, confirmed April 
8, 1750, aged l;]. 

Johannes Keplinger, confirmed April 
17, 175(), aged 17. 

Jacob Keplinger, confirmed April 29, 
1759, aged 15. 

John Adam Keplinger, born June .">0, 
174() ; christened August 17, 174(1; spons- 
ors, Peter Conrad and wife. 

Keplinger (son, ) 

Keplinger (daughter.) 

In 1742, i\Iartin Keplinger lived upon Gaukler (maiden name 15ittle) widow of 

125 acres of land in McCall's Manor. De- Killian (nuigler : dietl January is, ISOS ; 

cember25, 1742, he was onc^ of tlu" olli- buried at Old Goshenhoppen churchyard, 

cers of the New Hanover Lutheran Anna ^Margaret l*>ittel, daughter of Nico- 

church, who signed an acceptance of lan;, :i„,| Mary Elizabeth P.ittel. died 

Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, then just nbout Tune, 1802. 

come to Pennsylvania, as pastor of that Philip (iabel, Jr., was an innkeeper in 

of (Miti'ance on the east side. 

June 9, ]7(i8, Philip Gabel, Sr., bought 
IPj acres of land in Old Cowissiopen, 
afterward Tapper Salford township. ^lay 
27, 1775, Philip Gabel, Sr., yeoman, sold 
this propert}' to Marj' Elizabeth Wag- 
oner, widow, and John Wagoner, her son. 
As the wife of Pliilip (iabel does not ap- 
pear in this conveyance, she had doubt- 
less died prior to tlieivto. 


I'hilip and Elizabeth Catharine (Col- 
man) Gabel had a son, Philip (label, who 
was born in Pennsylvania, October 29, 
17:W; married, about 17()(), Anna Margaret 

Martin Keplinger, of McCall's Manor, 
made his will November 22, 1748. He 
mentions his wife, six sons and a daugh- 

Upper Salfoi'tl township. In the assess- 
ment for 177*), he is i-ated for 2(10 acres of 
land, 4 horses, 5 cows, aiid one servant, 
and his occupatiitii was that of innkeeper. 

ter. Peter Coni'adt and Matthias Holien- March 22, 1774, he purchased of the es- 
bach were named as executors. He was tate of Kilian (Jangler, 285 acres of land in 
buried April 22, 1749. 

In 1748 Martin Keplinger contributed 
two siiillings six pence towards the cost 
of a bell for New Hanover Lutheran 

Marv Catliarine Schneider, was the 

Upper Salford township. Philip (iabel, 
Jr., was an elder in the Lutheran congre- 
gation at Old (joshenhoppen. 

Philip (iabel, son of the inunigrant of 
same name, was a Cajrtian of Colonel 
Daniel Hiester's Battalion of Philadel- 
daughter of Mary Magdalena Schneidi'r, phia county militia in the war of Inde- 
who as a widow, married ^Matthias I\in- pendence. 
gcr, of New Hanover, in his will Mat- piiii.ii' (iaiski., hi. 

thias Pinger mentions his step-daughter Son of the foregoing, was born July 29, 
Mary Catharine, wife of ]\Iartin Ke]v 17(18; married, December :^, 1797, Catha- 
linger. rine Schneider; di(>(l October 4, 1835; 


The Schneiders of Falkner Swamp. 



(Jolin) Henry Schneider, son of John and Catharine (Deringer) 
Schneider, was lx)rn Decemlier 5), 1751; married, May 80, 1775, Susanna 
jNIatthew. In the l)ook of the Falkner Swamp Reformed church is rec- 
ord of ther^e chihh'en: 

Anna INIaria Catharina Sehnei(U'r, horn April 6, 177G. 
EHzaheth Schninder, l)orn Fehruary 11, 177.'^. 
Jacoh Sclmeider, born Feliruary 25, 17'*>0. 
Joh. George Sclmeider, l)orn Noyeinl)er 2, 17'S2. 
Anna Maria Sclmeider, horn December 2, 17''>4. 

Hv^nry Schneider came into possession from his father's estate of 
three tracts of land, located ni Xmv Hanoyer township, containing, rc- 
si)ectively: fii'st, 102 acres lo2 i)erches; second, 101 acres 65 perches; 
tin 1(1, ()8 acres IS perches. The last named tract he disposed of, June 25, 
1774, to Jacol) Smith, of New Hanover township; it adjoined lands of the 
Lutlieran church. >h\tthias Hollebach_, Christopher Newman, William 
Kei>l(!r and (icoige Schneider. The first and second tracts (being doubt- 
less the original 200 aeres, juirt^hased December 9, 1718, by Johannes 
Schneider, the founder of the family in this country) he sold to Jacob 
Schneider, whose son, Henry Schneider, was the next owner, and the 
latter' s son, Williau) H. Schneider, Esq., (who died December 16, 1897) 
was the succeeding owner. 

Our knowledge of Hemy Schneider, the subject of this sketch, breaks 
off at this ))oint. 


John Schneider, brother of the foregoing Henry Schneider, was l>orn 
September 6, 1764; married, March 17, 1791, Catharine Dengeler, daugh- 
ter "of Jacob and Catharine Dengeler. She was born June 11, 1772. Issue: 

John George Schneider, born February 12, 1792; baptized, -February 
14, 1792, l)y the pastor of Fnlkn(>r Swamp Reformed church — George and 
Elizabeth Kehle (or Kehler), sponsors. 

lona Schneider, born May 26, 1798; baptized July 21, 1798— spon- 
sors, George and Anna Maria Dengler. 

Carolus Schneider, born September 13, 1794; bai)tized March 3, 
1795 — sponsors, George and Christina Bucher. 

Frederick Schneider, born January 22, 1796; buried December 6, 1806. 

John Schneider died January 15, 1797. He is buried ^^t Falkner 
Swamp Reformed church. 

April 3, 1791, John and Catharine Schneider weiv sponsors for Cath- 


arina Dci^ficlcr, daiio-htor of Goor.o'o and Anna Maria Dengolor, liai)ti/,('(l l)y 
the jtastor of Falkncr Swamp Ki'fornicd cliurch. 

A])ril J 7, 1701, Joliannes and Catharine Schneider were sponsors for 
Catharina Neumann, daiigliter of C'arl and Elizal)eth Neumann, l)aptized 
))}' the pastor of Falkner Swamp Reformed church. 

August 4, 1701, Joliamies and Catharine Schneider Avere sponsors for 
Esther Freyer, twin daughter of Bernhard and Aima M. Freyer, l)aptized 
l)y the pastor of Falkner Swamj) Reformed chur(4i. 

July 19, 1705, Johannes and Catharine Schneider were sponsors for 
Johannes Stetler, son of Samuel and Maria Stetler, l)aptize(l hy th(^ i)astor 
of Falkner Swam}> Refoi-med chureli. 

August 80, 1705, Jolm and Catharine Schneider were sponsors for 
Brissilla (Priscilla) Badmann, daughter of Johannc^s and Hannah Bad- 
mann, haptized hy the pastor of Falkner Swamji Reformed church. 



John Schneider, son of Henry and Catharina (Reinhart) Schneider, 
was born June 11, or July 11, 1750; confirmed a member of Falkner 
Swam]) Reformed cliurch in 1771; married, December 14, 1784, Susanna 
Sclnnidt; died Fel)ruary 10, 1S20. Susanna Schmidt, Ins wife, was born 
in Marcli, 17(i;5, and died August 2, 1S54. They are Imricd at Keeley's 
church. Their cliildren were: 

Peter Schneider, born March 12, 1785; baptized. In- the pastor of 
Falkner Swamp Reformed church. May 10, 17^5 — sponsors, Peter Rich- 
ard, Es(|., and wife ^[agdalena. 

Catharina Schneider, liorn October 27, 178(); baptized December 3, 
1786 — S|)onsors, Henry Schneider and wife Catharina. 

Maria S(^hneider, })ai)tized October 10, 1788 — s])()nsors, Jacob Schn(n- 
der and wife INIagdalcna. 

Salome Schneider, )»orn May 2, 1700; baptized July 11, 1700 — spon- 
sors, Jacob and Anna Sclnnid. 

Margaretha Sclmeider, liorn ^Nfay 12, 1702; baptized October 28, 
1702 — sponsors, Andreas and Maria Ohl. 

December 14, 1784, Johannes Schneider and Susanna Schmidt were 
sponsors for Johannes Beyer, son of Philip and Elisabeth Bejer, bajttized 
by the pastor of Falkner Swamj) Reformed church. 

In 1706 John and Susanna Schneider were sponsors for Susanna Neu- 
mami, daughter of John and Susanna N<'umami, baptized by the pastor 
of Falkner Swamp Rcifonncd churcli. 

Perkiomen Region, Volumes One and Two. 

We liave lor sale twelve boimd copies of Volume One and fifteen of 
Volume Two, at Two Dollars each. 

Will a sul)scril)ei-, who does not care to kee]) the numbers, kindly 
send us Number Six of Volume Two, for a subscriber who needs it to 
comjdete his tile? 


^1 ^'^O 


buried at Old Goshenlioppen clinrch. 
Tiii' wiii'ds oil liis tiiavcstiiiu' arc : 

"liewidiiK'l (k'lii vcrewiglcn Pliilipp <4a- 
bol. Er war oin Sf)lin von Pliilipp un<l 
I\Targarotlia <4abel, geboren den 29 Jnli 
17()S vcrclu'liclite sieli niit Catbarina 
Sclmoidor den :> December 1797 zeugten 
;] Stebne und 6 Tocliter begleidete 
mehrere Jalire das Anit als Aeltester n. 
Scliatzmeister in iiiesigen bitberisclien 
Genieindo n. starl) den 4 October bS;)"), 
da er (17 Jalire 2 nionate und h Tage 
alt war." 

Captain Philip GabePs Company. 

[The following is an exact copy of the 
original Eeturn of Captain Philip (iabel's 
Company of Colonel Pnniel Iliester's 
Battalion of I'hiladelpiiia Militia. The 
names are wiitten in (leiiiian in the Pe- 

Name? of Captain Philip (label's Com- 
pany, 17S(). "Compared Jan-^ 2i», 17.S1. 
I). H." 

Conrad Grim Killian Fischer 

Christian Peiff :Micliel (bidder 

Philib Fisher Gottlib Schlotter 

Ib'niicli Ihutenstein Fridiich Knty 

(ieorg Fiidrich Hanes Jantz 

Jacob Kolb Hanes Bergy 

Jacob Fridricb Christian Scheid 

Vallintin Kratz Willein ^bt'bry 

Atam Ililtenlx'itel Jacol) Bergy 

.Jacol) Klein Henrich Wald Ju'' 

Christoffel Strecker Felix Gutwei 

Piiilip Wald Philib Grim 

Cliristian naltenman Jacob Kassel 

Abraiiam (irofi' (TCorg (irindy 

Jacol) Gmff Saiimel Mohr 

Jacol) Wagner Jacob Gross 

Henrich Groff Sam Jaco 

I'elter Wi'iitz Philib Pahs 

Vallintin Nnngesser Pees Jones 

Jacob Groff. 

Where They Came From. 


Philip Drescher and Fiederick Dresch- 
or, widower, with tlnx-e children, left 
Ellmendingen,near Pfortzheiin, in Baden- 
Uurlach, for Pennsylvania, several 
3'ears before 1774. Inquiry was made 
for them March 22, 1774, l)y the antliori- 
ties of I'fortzheim. 

An Interesting: Land Deal in Fred- 
erick Township. 

Andrew Frey was one of the earliest 
residents of Frederick township. Tu 
what year he came to live in this town- 
ship is not known. He bought land as 
earl J' as 1718 in the Swamp creek valley, 
but whether he immediately occupied it 
the records do not say. The following, 
copied from a document still in existence, 
gives, in substance, the deed for 2(JU 
acres purchased by him August 5,1718, 
and the transfer by him of the tract. 
May 1, 1728, to Ludwig Knglehart, Henry 
Stetler, (leorge Kraus, and Christopher 

To all people to whom these presents 
shall come David Powell of ^the City of 
Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsil- 
vania yeoman Sends Greeting. Whereas 
there is a certain Tiact or Piece of Land, 
Scitnate lying and being in the County of 
Philadelphia in the s'' Province, Begin- 
ning at a Post, being a Corner of John 
Henry llageman's land Thence by a line 
of marked Trees South East two hundred 
perches to a Beach Tree marked for a 
Corner Thence North East One hundred 
and Sixty four perches to a Post for a 
Corner, Thence North West two hundred 
perches to an other Post being a Corner 
of William Prey's and the s'^ John Henry 
Hageman's land, Thence South West by 
the s'' Hageman's line One hundred and 
sixty four perches to tlie place of Begin- 
ning, Containing Two Hundred Acres of 
land with Allowance for Roads, part of 
three thousand Acres, which the present 
Connnissioners of Property Richard Hill, 
Isaac Norris and James Logan by a cer- 
tain W^arrant bearing Date the tenth day 
of September in the Year of our Lord 
One Thousand Seven hundred and Seven- 
teen have granted unto the aboves" David 
Powell, to be surveyed and laid out for 
him, his heirs and assigns. Now Know 
yee, that the s"* David Powell, for and in 
consideration of the Sum of forty Tour 
Pounds Lawful Silver ]Money of America 
. . . paid by Andrew Frey of the 
afores'' County of Philadelphia, Mason, 
, . . Hath . . . sold . . . unto 



the P'' Aiidrcw Frov 

all the 

twenty eisrht Acres ruder the 

above-iuentiimed Two Jlnndred Acres yearly (^iiit rent accruing lor tlie Same to 

. . . I'lider tlie Yearly Quit rent of the Lord of the Fee thereol'. In Witness 

One English Silver Shilling, or Valne whereof the s'' Andrew Frey iiatli liere- 

thereof hi Coin Cnn' henceforth (o be- unto Sett his Hand & Seal Dated tlie lirst 

come dne and ])ayal)le to the Chief Lord day of May in the Year of our Lord one 

of the Soil. . . . . Moreovei- Thousand Seven Hundred it twenty 

within the Space of Seven Y'ears now Fight c*t in the first year of y" Reign of 

next ensuing . . . at the Reqr.est King (ieorge the Second over (ireat 

and Only Costs and Cliarges of the s'^ Britain, Szc. 

Andrew Frev will also Scaled ami Delivered 

procure a Patent from tiie above s'' Com- 
missioners for the better Assurance and 
Confirmation of the above ))argained Two 
Hum red Acres of lantl . . . unto 

the s'' Andi'ew Frey In 

Witness whereof the s'' David Powell has 

ill the pifseiice of 
James Steel 
A\'m. IJobinson 

Andrrw Fuev. 

Revolutionary Pensioners, 

wiij.iAjr Ani,E, 
to these Presents set his hand and seal "^^ Montgomery county, received a gratu- 
Dated the fifth dav of August Anno 

Domi, 171.S. 

Signer) Sealed and Delivered 

lu the presence ol D.WII) PoWKlJ,. 

George Bringhurst ) t;T?\T \ 

Fra: Daniel Pastorius \ ^^''^^' I 

The endorstMnent made upon the fore- 
going is as follows: 

"To all People to whome these presents 
Shall come the vvitliin nan^ed Andrew 
Frey Sends (Treeting Know Ye that for 
and in consideration of the Sum of fifty 
pounds of Lawful Money of Pensilvania 
unto y<^ said xVnd" Frey well ct truly paid 
by Lodwick Inglehort Henry Stadler 
George (Trouse it ChristoYiher Scheagle 

ity of forty dollars, by act of February 
21, is:u. 


of Montgomery county, on March 18, 
hSlU, wi;s voted an annuitv of forty 
• l.illais. 

.lACOB >tER('KEI., 

of Perils county, was granted a gratuity 
of forty dollars by the legislature March 
IS, 1S:]4. 


Tlie Stall' granted Bridget Ihitton, of 
Bucks county, widow of Josejih Britton, 
a soldier of the Revolutionary war, the 
sum of forty dollars annn-ijiy during life, 
to lie paid half-yearly, to commence Jan- 

bc'fore the Sealing and Dehverv hereof "=^'>' ^' 1«". «^it' annuity being in lieu 
the receipt when-of y^' sai.i Andiew Frey '" =^">' P*'"*^'"" P'-oviously granted her. 
doth hereby Acknowk'dge He the said .iacois h(.oz. 
Andrew Frey Hath Granted P.argained I'y '-^^'^ ^^ I'l^' legislature, approved 
Sold Assigned and Set over and by April 12, 1S2S, a gratuity of foity dollars 
these Presents Dotli (hant P>argain foi' i'ii^ Revolutionary sei'vices, was grant- 
Sell Assigne <k Sett over unto y'' said od to Jacob Poo/, of ]\fontgomery county. 
Lodwick Inglehort Henrv Stadler George April 22, 1829, he was granted a gratuity 

Grouse it Christopher Scheagle all the 
within menlioiied two hundred acres of 
LandTogethei with the Houses, Build- 
ings, Improvements Hereditaments it 
Appurtenances thereto belonging To 
Have and to Hold ... in manner 

following (viz) unto y« said Lodwick widow of John Koplin, a Revolnl-ionary 
Inglehort his Heirs it Assigns one hun- sohher, was granted a gratuity of forty 
pred Acres to Henry Stadler . . . dollars and an amuiity of forty dollars, 
fifty Acres to (ieorge (house . . . from January 1, 1828, by the State Legis- 
twenty-two acres to ('hristopher Scheagle lature. 

of forty dollars immediately as compen- 
sation in full for his Revolutionary ser- 
vices. This was repeated ]\rarchl4, 1831, 
and Marcii 1, 18;5;!. 

,lon\ KOIM.IN. 

Susanna Koplin, of Chester county, 






oint>:('fuhret. 1000 ^^^ am rnili den 27"" July ist zu Gonnaii- 

stock, ')00 Korn anf del' Sliot ton dor altc Ix'kantc Johann 

S lienor. Sohnlhnoistors Ilonrk-h SolmMit'old anch ge- 

Frncht auch oingofiihret. storben. 

G irons Vendne ]tor Shorift" Jnly 30"". The Conference and 

James Conltas. 
Northampton County Corner 
viewed and Distanee meas- 

23. Michel Pioudelnish gone home 
after ho worked for mo Five 

2. August. Anna Maria Hoff- 
mannin gone homo, after she 
was her(» 21 Months. 

Treaty at Easton was ended 
witii the Indian King Tidi- 
Vom 4'™ July an Ijossert es wieder 
mil dem Barbel. D. 2' Au- 
gust A mil la H. M. H" went 


1. Servum novum aooe])i. Ph' 

2. Habor zu miihou l)ogint. 
4. At noon finished. 

4, 5, fi. Haber golumden, boy loDO 

570 sheaf oarrved homo. 

Don Piibsaam'gesiihet. P'-lOOp. 

Nooh 170 sh. Ilaber gebunden. 

August 12'" 

War was proelaimed in 


against the French. 


( . 

i . 


[Here follows a pen drawing of imple- 
ments of war — a swonl, a spear, a gun, a 
cannon with smoke of powder, two can- 
Nooh 30 sheaf. Sind 1700 non balls, a human face — probably an 

Indian's, a tomahawk, and an arrow.] 


12. The last Oats and Flax l)rought 

11. Melohior naoh Germantown 
gofahrcMi mit wheat. 

13. Ivoturnod. Price of wheat but 

IG, 17. Was at Samuel Powers. 

Den 16' August ist der alte Hans 
Otto Riedy in Marlbon)Ugh 
Townsliip a u c h gestorben. 
71 Jahr 4 monat alt, den 18'" 
l)egraben worden. 
Den 24"" August abends ist mein 
, ^ .... INI utter Krang Avorden. 

lliero had an Arbitration August 14'" happened The Shame- 
^ =ift':»ii'- . frill Surrender of Oswego. 

Nach German ton getahron mit s^ ^^.^j ^Misfortune. 

M\ b. wheat a 3 /4" pr. bush(^l. Qeorge' M^Call zu Philadelphia is 
Mornings before daylight re- ^^^^^i gestorben. 

^^^"^'^^'*^^- 10. Augt. Nirj^tails Mich' Roudebush 

28. The Second Ploughing finished. et A. M. H. d. 8. Novembr 

30, 31, Sep'. 1. Korn dr. 700 ,, 28 infantem accepunt. 


31. Some rain. 31. Zu mahen 




Bringt Croesus iibern Fluss, 

Sein Yolk sein Zeug und Sachen, 

Er wird gowiss gross Guth 
Und Volck zu niehts machen. 

( To he Continued. ) 


George Heebner, 

soii\venkfi<:^I)1-:k settler i.\ falkner swamp, 

Came ill the shij) 8t. Andrew, John Stec^man, master, whieli arrived 
at Phi]ade]i)hia, 8ei)tcni))er 12, 1734. He was one of a colony of 184 
persons of the Society of Schwenkfelders, of which 81 were males and 83 
females. He signed his name Georg Hiibner. 

George Heebner and Rosina Kriebel were married November 22, 
1738, and had (see Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelders): 

Melchior Heebner, l)orn July 2, 1742; died December 21, 1744. 

Rosina Heebner died July 25, 1745. George Heebner married, on 
May 16, 1749, Susanna Schiiltz, wlio died, after a lingering illness, on 
November 2, 1772, withont issue. 

George Heeliner and Henry Antes, of Frederick township, on the 
28th of January, 1730, jointly purchased 28 acres of land of Francis Russ, 
of Hanover township, for the better acconmiodation of a grist mill which 
they had erected on the adjoining land of Henry Antes. This co-partner- 
ship terminated in 1747. 

On N()veml)er 5, 1736, George Hee1)ner, of Frederick township, bought 
of John Henry Sprogell, 75f acres of land, in New Hanover township, 
part of the Great Tract of 22377 acres, l)oundc(l by lands of Andrew Frey, 
Adam Ax, (Christian Jacol) and Jacob Meyer. 

February 24, 1741, he purchased 100 acres in Frederick toAvnshij-), 
which had previously bemi conveyed to George Haan. This was 1ioundcd 
by vacant land and lands of Ghristian Getzendeaner and (Jodlieb llerger. 
Payment for this tract is recorded in the cash book of the Proprietors, in 
these words: 

Februarv 24, I74'i'. Reced of (Jeorge Heebner, 

For 100 A^ in Fredericks Townsliip. 1 5 10 
" interest for almost (> years due, 5 10 21 

June 22, 1751, he purchased of AA'illiam Parsons, and others, 49 
acres, 104 perch(^s, in Hanover township, bounded by lands of Jacob 
JJirr, Bernard Totherob, Gonrad Smith, Phili]) Hahn and Henry Freyer. 

George Hiibner was naturalized by net of asseml)ly May 19, 1739. 

On January 14 and 15, 1742, a conference was held at the house of 
George Hiibner by the fiiends of the movement for a union for church 
work, led by Count Zinzendorf. 

George Heebnei' died November 3, 1773. He made a will on the 
15th of May, 1762; to which he added a codicil on the 27th of Novtniiber, 
1769. P>etween these dates he had dis])Osed of his property in New Han- 
over and Frederick townships, and had liought a tract on Chestnut Hill. 
1I(» l(4't a legacy of ,£40 lawful money of Pennsylvania, to the son of his 
sister Mary, in Germany, "for a Remembrance of his uncle.'" This sis- 
ter, the will stat(^s, was married "to one J. Xtoi)her Nicolai, at Gorlitz, 



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5'" Wicdor oini Wacht von 15 

iNraiin hinaiif marschieit. 
8'" zu Plluuoii l»('u:int. 

1^^'"' mit ilaln'V o-esahet. 
12. f ak. mit Flax saam ge- 
noch ('twas Habor gesiiliet. 
2 Acker mit TIal)er gesiilu't. 
at Ahr. Mayers. Linos run. 
Snrv('V(Ml for Jcroniiah Yacklc 
for ^Villianl Ilayner. 
Went to Olcv. Lines run for 

John Bartolct. 


in lied. ) 
, ]75(;.] 

Don 2'"" April ist dor 

Schnh Bastol odor Bastiun 
Xecfif bogralieu am Chesnut 

D. 5'™ ist dor Martin Pitting ge- 
storben, und ist den 6'"" be- 
gra])en wordon. 59 .Tahr alt. 

D. 7' ist des Geo. Nice sein Frau 
bograben worden. 

D. T)'" des Henrich Riess soin frau. 

D. 13. ist des Johannes Martins sein 
John gestorbon und ist deu 
14'™ begraben worden. 

Am Osier Sonntag sind 30000 Frant- 
zosen auf die Insull INlinorca 


3. A\^'nt to North Welslis. 

4. Surveyed for Matbew Stal»b and 

Christian HolTert. 
Returned. Plater moa aegrotat. 
Wont to Jaeob Levan, Es(}. 
Returne(l from Maccongy. 
Die S('baaf gesehoren. 7 Stiiek 
boy mm'. Woll. 
Martin Pittingf? Estate ap- 
Surveyed for H(^rman Fisher. 
Noch 3 .acres mit Hal)er 100 p. 
mit Flax saam gesahot. 
Hal)or siihen finished. 
In vain went to Jeremiah 

Die Kiilber ad Melohior fens 
Krops gel)rent This Time. 
22, 24, 25 was at Henry Pleists. 
25. A line run for (loo. Roiter. 
D. 26'" Land aufzubrechen l)Oo;int. 



usque oret, 




IVIattane hatta, 


D. 10'" ist deni 




sehr gutt. 




ich habe nicht. 







Johannes Sell ein 
begraben worden. 
D. 12'" don Phillip Anthon ein Kind. 
Den 13'™ dem Abraham Sechler ein 

D. Ki'" ist des Sill Maybury's Toch- 

tor begraben worden. 
D. 17"" ist des Sehambachs sein 
Frau — des Pastor Behms 


27'™ ist des 

Michael \\>lkers 

Den 20"" May ist bey der Insul 
INIinrtrea ein bitziff See (io- 

sein Frau gestorben, und d. 

29'™ begraben wordon. 
Den 29'™ ist des Molehioi-s sein Stall 

auggeschlagon worden. 
Den IS"" May ist in London Krieg 

gegen Frankreioh erklart und 

ausgeruffon worden. 
27'" (George Beneville preached at 

Hereford D. M. 
Den 27'" May zu Nacht, hat das 

Donnor Wetter Conrad Lewb 

in^\'^eLsenlnn•g todt goschlagen. 



i'cclitc <;('\v('S('n zwichon ilon 
Enulischcn uiul Fi'antzoscn. 

5. Dns Land aufbrcc^hen tinislnMl. 
D. 1"" Morgcns Avar oin starker Keif 

und liat wider viel Sehaden 

8. Went to Oley. Laid out two 

])rivate Roads. Line run for 

ISIiehael Knapp, John Lesher 

and John Voder. 
10. Returned. 
12. Ein Bi'ielV an Goorgen datirt 

und Abends ein Brief von 

ihni (U-haUen, datirt d. 20"" 

April IToH. 
D. 12"" Ein Kuh verkauft the Blas- 

sey nn Ch'. Newman vor 

£3 8. 
8. zu hraehen angefangen. 
19. Das In'aehen geendigt 12^ 

Surveyed for Gireus. 50 acres. 
Surveyed for (lircus. 120 

d. 10. des Barliels sickness liegint 

The small ]^ox and continued 

dangerous untill the 4"' July. 
22. Heu zu machen l)eginnt, hiss 

den 27'". 10 Waggon full 

got home. 
Baringer's agreement written d. ID. 

26. Bonds for John Yackle written. 
D. 28"'" ])as ITeumachen finish. 11 

^^'a^■on full lieu. 


Admiral Bing is turned a Rogue to 
his most honest King and 

Den 20"" Junii hat der General 
lilackemey in Fort 8' Phillip 
zu. Port ]Mahon auf Minorca 
capitulirt well er keine hiilfe 

von lllnglaud hekommen. 

French Fleet. 


]. Fury SOg. 
Crown 74 
Terrible 74 
Ball 74 
A\'arrii>r 74 
Lion 74 

Canning 70 Jnnia 44 guns 
Ovpliens (14 Rosa 4(1 
Peasant (U P.eantv .".(1 
Wild()4 Topiii'nia :>0 

Appertona CA Nymph 2(i 


]\Iay 20'" 
Canon Shot were fired by the 

Foiulrnvant 511 f^age 500 

Redonhtahle 504 Orplioiis 440 

Conronne (iOli Constant 510 

(TO'rriar ()()() Triton 507 

Tenieraire 51.", Frir 4;!0 

Lion 55S llipupotania 4S0 
()277 Shot 




)ey 5 Acker mit Buchweitz 
D. 5' 1 Acker all im lleulnvr Feld. 
9, 10. Das Korn geschnitt(~n, zu- 
saunncn 3280 Sheaf. 
Afternoon had 2-1 Reapers. 
Went to (ireat Swam. Sur- 
veyed for Abraham Krciter. 
Returned. Was rainy. 
Weitz gesc^lmitten. Afternoon 
13 ])(>rsoruS. S8() sheaf. 
1). 17. Weitz ges(thnitten. 19'" 
finished, zusammen 2()()0 
Slieaf Wheat. 
19. hiss 23''. Korn und Weitzen all 

Den 13"" July ist zu Towmentsing 
die Rosina Wiegnerin ge- 
storhen an einem Schlag-lluss 
im 50"" Jahr ihres Alters. 



Ein fronier stirbt nicht 

()1) man schon so spricht. 

Sein l^lend stirbt nnr, 

So steliet er da in der neuen Nalur. 

Pes bringt ihm kein (irans 
Wenn ihm rnft nach Hans 
Sein N'ater und (iolt 

Zur Krbsc'haft, niid ihm kouinit deswegen 
(>in I'.ott. 


in T.nsntia, ojardener, by whom she had a son whoso nanio is unknown td 
us at present and the said sister is sinee deceased." To tlie three chil- 
(h'cn of his deceased uncle, John Ileehner, (John Heebner, Melchior 
Heebner and Ann Grob) he gave £8, Pennsylvania money, each. The 
remainder of his estate was to be divided into fivj equal jiarts and to he 
distributed as follows: 1, to his wife's brother, George Schultz, Sen., of 
Upper Hanover townshi]>; 2, to his wife' s sister, Anna, wife of Christopher 
Wiegner, of Lower Salford townshiir, 3, to his wife's sister, Mary, wife of 
Christopher Yeakle, of Germantown; 4, to his wife's sister, Barbara, wife 
of John Christo[iher Heebner, of ^^'orcester township; the fifth part was 
to !)(■ disclosed of thus: One ecjual half of this part to the school erected 
among the Religious Societ}' called S Jiwenkfeldians, to l)e paid to the 
Trustees of the school, to be applied by them to such purposes as the plan 
and articl(>s of the .ScHiool direct. The other equal half of this part to be 
paiil into tlic alms-box of the people called Schwenkfcldians towards the 
relief of the poor among thr said people, and a recei^tt of four substantial 
perso) s of said people confessing to payment of the same into the said 
alms-box shall l>c a suthcient discharge for m}' executors. 

Christopher .Schultz, of Hereford, Berks county, and Christopher 
Yeackle, of Germantown, were the executors. 

The apitraisement of his itersonal property was made l)y Christopher 
Kriebel and M'elchioi- 8(thultz. It was as follows: 

To mans Clothes, 

Bedding, household linen, eti'. , 

An old little Chest 4s., A corck Drawer and 

Compass Is., a little kettle 12s. 
Three Mortars £2 5 0. Seals 2s. 6d 
Stoves, furniture, etc.. 
All the iiooks together at 
A Brass Candle Stick 2 /6, A large kitchen spoon 3 / 

A Bell 2 /, 
Kitchen utensils, etc.. 
Tinware 4d., A httle Still Kettle £1 7 6 
A Chimney hook and Saw 10/, Snutf Box and Knife 1 /, 
Household cV: fai-m hardware, 
Gold weiuhts, 





































Note of Melcheor Shubert with int.. 

Two Bonds " " " " 

By a Bond of John Philip Leydich for £50 without interest 
bearing date Sept. 5, 17C9, payable 27th May, 1775. 

do. do. 9 other similar bonds, same person, due respect- 
ivelv May 27, 1776, Mav 27, 1777, May 27, 1778, 
Mav 27, 1771), May 27, 1780, Mav 27, 1781, Mav 27, 
1782, May 27, 1783, May 27, 1784, 500 

Afterwards Sundry Articles were found, 13 1 

£853 6 7 


The executors — Christophor Yoaklc nud Cliristophor Schiiltz — crodit 
themselves as follows: 

Paid for Probate of the AA'ill & Codicil, 
Paid the ]{]vidences coining down to ])rove y** will, 
paid for the deceaseds ColHn, 
paid Maria Yeackle, 
paid for Shaving the Corps, 
paid the A}ii)raisers, 
paid Sundry funeral Expenses, 
paid Melchior Shultz & Christ" Kribel, 
paid Sundry Expences at making the A])praisement, &c., 
paid Expences for the Evidences, 

paid at the otiice for these Acco^' stating Examining & passing 
with copy under seal, &c. , . 




( ( 







I i 





1 1 








( ( 





i c 

By a Legacy left the deceaseds Sisters Son in German3% 40 " " 

By ditto left John Heebner, ' 8 " " 

By ditto left Melclior Heebner, 8 " " 

By ditto left Ann Grob, 8 " " 
By an Allowance made the Accomptants for their time troul)le 

& Expence in the Administration, oO " " 

Ballance on this Settlement to l)e disposed of agreeable to the 

deceaseds Will, 738 13 8 

£853 6 7 
Phil. June 15'" 1774. 

Errors Excepted. Signed by the Executors. 

Marriages by Pfarrer Stoever. 

Long before Muhlenberg came to America, a faithful Lutheran minis- 
ter went al)out among the settlers in our region, performing those oilices 
to which they were accustomed in their native lands, ])ut of which they 
were deprived in the wilds of Pennsylvania; preaching to them, solemniz- 
ing marriages, baptizing their children, and gi\'ing Christian burial to the 
dead. His name was John Casper Stoever. He was a regular Minister of 
the Word. W'q ('()])}■ from his published record the marriages of jiersons 
whose families afterwards became prominent: 

October 21. John Heinrich Krelis and IMaria Barbara Krim, ILanover. 

June 12. John Martin Ka-lilinger and Catarina Scbneider, ILnioviu'. 

July 1. Andreas Beyer and Susanna Catarina Berghmer, Providence. 

December 3. Nicolaus Coerper and Margaretha Marstaller, Skippack. 

March 29. Solomon Kremlich and Anna Christina Lap}), Perkiomen. 


Payments for Land by Purchasers in the Perkiomen Country 

Extracts from the Journal kept in the Land Office of the Proprietaries. 

March 7, 174i. Pieced of Adam Moiu-cv for — a. in Salford 

in ]iart 5 

March 10, 174". Peoed in part for — a' at Cowessehoppin 

of Simon Mo}' 3 

of George Overpeck 3 

of ^lartm ?Ieidel)eitel 3 

March 11, 174?. Peced of Hans AMlliam Perkimer, for — a' 

at C'<nvessehojti)in, in ]»art 4 

March 12, 174?. Peced of William Pal)ar in })art for — a' in 

Milford 2 

March 12, 174i'. Peced of (ieorge PIvse. in part for — a' in 

Milford ■ • 2 

March 12, 174?-. Peced of George Andreas Stoop, in part for 

— a' at Gowessehoppin 2 
March 12, 174?. Peeed of Adam Ph-nk, for — a' in Upper 

Milford, in iiart 2 11 6 

March 2S, 1741. Peced of Solomon Gremleigh, for — a' in 

Parkeawming, in part 4 

A])ril 4, 1741. ' Peced of Henry Antes for 9G a" 6G p' of land 

in Limrick ^ £40 ^ C', in full 3S 11 

April 4, 1741. Reced of Joseph Brittin (Pitting) for 145^^ a' 

in Limrick @ £40 f , (", in full " 58 4 

Ajiril 0, 1741. Peced of (n-orge ^^'J^gener, for 

100 a^ 110 p^ in'Salford 15 12 

Interest for 5 y'' 2 mos. due thereon 5 7 20 19 
April 6, 1741. Reced of INIartin G(n'hart, in part for 

— a^ in Fredericks T" 1 5 
April G, 1741. Reced of Adam Hamer, further 82 10 
Ai>ril 8, 1741. Re(;ed of Ulrick Stutfer or Stetfer in full for 

100 a^ in Salford Township 15 10 

5 years mo. interest 5 7 20 17 

April 8, 1741. Reced of Daniel Hecster for — a' in Bern Town'' 

in ].art 10 

April 8, 1741. Reced of Jacob Eckman, in part for — a' 

in Salford 5 

April 13, 1741. Rece^l of Gharles Oalinger, in part for 

— a^ in ]\Iilford 5 
Ajnil 14, 1741. Reced of Valentine Kevser, in part for 

— a^ in Ui)per Milford 5 
April 20, 1741. Reced of Bernard Rum for — a' in 

Fredericks Town'' in part 2 10 

April 28, 1741. Reced of Balthazer Krouse, in part 

for — a^ in Upi)er Milford 8 

April 28, 1741. Reced of Henry Derringer for 166f a' in 

Limerick @ £40 42 14 

April 28, 1741. Reced of John Joder or Yoder in part 

for land in Great Swamp 16 

{To he Cnntinued.) 


Marriages by Rev. George Wack. P 















Octol )(;r 


(59!). Novell il XT 12. 

700. Dcch'HiImt 5. 

701. June 20. 

702. April IS. 

703. Sci) S. 

704. October 20. 





























Oct( )))('!• 





71(;. F(>l)ruai'y 14. 

717. October 10. 

7 IS. October 24. 

719. i\o\'ciiibc|- IS. 

720. December 2(i. 

721. April 21. 

722. May 20. 

723. 8ci)toniber 11. 

u. i>m:i;ii, imi. (;., m. d., of NoinnsTovvN. 

Sainuel IJendric^ks and Elizabetli White. 
Charles Ycakle and Sarah Nnss. y 
Francis W. Yost and Ann Leidy. V 
David Jolmson and Susannah Ritter. 
J esse Bean and Henrietta Schwcnick. 
Antrim Hamsher and Fdith Wiegner. 
Henry llittenhaus and Sojjliia ( Jouldy. 


William Winkler and Hester Seil)ert. 
Martin Ruth :md Mary Miller. 
Aaron Race and Lea Ruth. 
Fi'edci'ick Stong an<l Olementine Nevel. 


Daniel Freyer and Elizabeth Wamier. 
Emos Kni])(' and lOHza. Krautlianiel. 
George Jieaver a,nd Elizabetli Layer. 
Isaac. Halbrian and Susannah Wanner. 

1 846. 

Henry Frey and Helena Eisenburg. 
Charles (Icn'liart, Es(j., and Maria (Jerharl. 
Aaron Ruth and Cathrine Millei'. 
Francis Heid and Susannah (iodshall. 
John Geiger and Ann Denner. 
George Erb and Ilerrietta Sclmeider. 
-Jolm W'isler and Mary W^arner. 


Adam Miller and llebec-ca Welker. 

Peter Schneider and Victoria Oprecht. 

('harles (ioodwin and Mary I'ooz. 

Henry W'eisel and Mai'ia Ij(»ux. 

•folm Allabach and Anna Maria Rodabergcr. 


Jacob Deem mid CaroHne Kook. 
A\'ilHani Custer and INIary Ann Ar]). 
^]ze]<iah IJhoads and Maria Shejipei-d. 


724. February 10. W'ilHaiii Schlotterer and Angeline Bitting. 

Vol. III. No. 4. 

81.00 a Yenr. 

TLhc lp>erkiomen IRcgion, 

jpa9t an^ jprcecnt. 

Perkiomen Publishing Co., 

161)5 N. Thihteenth Street, 

Henry S. Dotterer, 



Albeit Cook Myers, B. L., editor of the 
Historical and (genealogical Department 
of the Philadelphia Literary Era, is mak- 
ing a tour of England and the Continent. 
He will devote a portion of his time 
abroad in tracing his ancestry in Switzer- 

Judge Pennypaeker's work, The Settle- 
ment of Germantown, is in demand by 
libraries and collectors. The edition was 
exhausted soon after its publication. 
Copies are now changing hands at remark- 
ably high figures. We have heard of the 
sale of a copy at $65. 

The July number of The Literary Era, 
in its Historical and Genealogical Depart- 
ment, publishes a letter written by Rev. 
John Frederick Haegei , one of the clergy- 
men in charge of the Palatines sent from 
London, in 1710, to New York. The let- 
ter is dated New York, July 25, 1710, and 
was addressed to the Society for the Pro- 
pagation of the Gospel. It was copied 
by Prof. Wm. J. Hinke from a Letter 
book of the Society preserved in London. 

A. L. A. Hinimelwright, a native of 
the Perkiomen Country, participated in 
a imique trial of rnarksmanshij) — a Re- 
volver match — between ten American and 
ten French expert Revolver shots. The 
teams were separated by three thousand 
miles of ocean. On tliis side, the shoot- 
ing wa-s done at Greenville, N. J., near 
New York, on June 16 and 18; on the 
other side, at Paris, on the 17th. The 
Americans won, the score being 4889 
points American to 4828 French. 

Perkiomen Seminary, at Pennsburg, 
under the care of the Schwenkfelder So- 
ciety, is enjoying marked prosperity. The 
trustees announce the liquidation of its 
entire debt of $18,000. In connection 
with the Commencement exercises the 
afternoon of June 29, 1900, was set apart 
for a grand praise and thanksgiving ser- 
vice to celebrate this happy deliverance, 
Rev. Chester D. Hartranft, D. D., Presi- 
dent of Hartford Theological Seminary, 
delivering the principal address. 

The annual report of the Zurich City 
Library for 1899, just issued, states that 
the Zwingli Museum and Gottfried Keller 
Room were opened on the 29th of June. 
Four years ago, when the editor of the 
Perkiomen Region spent several weeks in 
Zurich, the relics of the Reformer Zwing- 
li and of the Poet Keller were dispersed 
among the great accumulation of rare and 
historic objects preserved within the walls 
of the ancient Wasser-Kirche used by the 
Bibliothek. Now these memorials are 
collected in separate rooms, contracted, 
it is true, conveniently arranged for in- 
spection and study. Dr. C. Escher, the 
President, and Dr. Hermann Escher, the 
Actuary, say, in the Jahresbericht: "The 
Zwingli Museum, thanks to the old treas- 
ures in our library, as also to the new ac- 
quisitions of the Zwingli Union, and 
numerous donations by private individ- 
uals, was enabled to make a rich display, 
which awakened, particularly on the Sun- 
days set apart for free inspection, the 
lively interest of the public. " The Library 
has assets valued at f243,841 45. 

< V^ 



Onr tourists abroad are beginning to 
send us pleasant messages regarding their 
joyous experiences. Here is a postal 
from Albert Cook Myers, B. L., post- 
marked Bubendorf, Switzerland, June 
23, 19(«). The postal is illustrated, giving 
a view of Heidelberg from the Philoso- 
pher's Way, the ancient stone bridge 
over the Neckar and the river in the fore- 
ground, the historic town in tlie middle, 
and the berg and the castle looming up in 
the distance. Mr Myers writes: "I had 
a very comfortable passage and a fine trip 
by rail from Rottertlani to Cologne; then 
by S. 8. up the beautiful Rhine to May- 
ence; then by rail to Frankfort and Hei- 
delberg. Then to Basel, and am now 
writing in an inn in our old ancestral 
town of Bubendorf, Switzerland. Next 
to Zurich, Lucerne, etc., to Paris." 

Edw. J. Mechling, a son of William 
Henry Mechling, of Philadelphia, is one 
of the University of Pennsylvania athletes 
now in Europe. Pie is a Long Distance 
Runner. The Pennsylvania team, con- 
sisting of thirteen men, with other Amer- 
ican college teams, will participate in the 
Olympian games at the Paris Exposition, 
in which athletes from all parts of the 
globe will take part. Mr. Mechling is a 
descendant of Dewalt Mechling, one of 
the pioneer settlers of that portion of the 
Perkiomeii X'alley now included in Le- 
high county. 

Mrs. Rachel Nyce, widow of Jonathan 
Nyce, of Frederick township, died June 
28, 1!)()0, at 2.40 p. in., aged 97 years, Ti 
months, and 27 days. She was the 
mother of the late George S. Nyce, wide- 
ly known as a local antiquary and genealo- 

Where They Came From. 


Johannes Seibert, who came to Penn- 
sylvania in 17ol, was a native of Lower 
Altertheim near Werthi'im on the Main. 
His brother Bastian Seibert lived in Phil- 
adelphia, near t he old sugar house, in July 
17(K), and contemplated making a journey 
to Germany about the middle of J uly, 1 7()0. 

David Shultze^s Recoi:d for the last 
Third of J 756. 

September 0, Second crop was finished; 
on the 7th sowing began and continued 
until the Kith wlien 122 acres had been 
sown ; on the loth and 16th buckwheat 
was mown ; on the lOtli the first cider 
was made; 22d and 2;3d, buckwheat was 
threshed, with a yield of but 25 bushels 
from t) acres ; about seventeen acres of 
wheat was sown, ending on the 25th ; 
wheat threshing on the 25th, 27th, and 
28th, produced 20] bushels On the 29th 
drove to Philadelphia with 20 bushels of 
wheat, for which he obtained .'is 2d per 
bushel, making £8 :> 4. 800 lbs of rye 
meal he sold at (>s .3(1, making S2 10 0. 
On the 12th of this month (ireorge Kces- 
ter, the Lidian trader at Indian Field, in 
Skippack, died. On the 20th Matthias 
Ja-ckel, of Chestnut Hill, died. 

October 18, Jacob Datisman's wife was 
so severely injured by falling under a 
wagon loaded with boards that on the 
28th she died. October 4, tirottfried Leh- 
man died in Germantown, and was buried 
on the Bth in his garden. Mr. Shult/e 
makes a touching and affectionate record 
of the death of his beloved mother, after 
an illness of seven weeks and four days, 
on the 17th of October, between 10 and 
11 o'clock in the forenoon. She was 
buried on the 19th. Her funeral text was: 
Psalms 90: 15: Make us glad according to 
the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, 
and the years wherein we have seen evil. 

In November many of the entries in 
the diary are in Englisli. ( )n the (ith a 
sheep stable was erected; on the 20th a 
cow was slaughtered — it was old Pretty. 
On the 11 til (iregory Meischter's wife 
died of dropsy; on the 12th Bornemaii's 
wife died; on the Kith the aged Fabian 
died; and toward the end of the month 
Daniel Brown, sciiool master at Saucon, 
died of small-pox. 

December was mostly spent in survey- 
ing and ill incidental business. On (he 
farm, hog killing occurred on the 21st. 
On the 28(h Christopher Heydrick, a 
young man of 24, died of small pox at 
Towamensing, and Mr. Shultze attended 



the funeral on the P.Oth. The venerable 
Dielman Kolb, of Skippack, died on the 
28th of December. :\Ir. Shultze read, 
about this time, Jonas^ Korten's account 
of his Journey to Jeru«deni, and made 
notes in his journal cuncerning tiie same. 
Evidently the perusal of this book inter- 
ested and impressed him strongly. 

Captain Heyns's Company. 

A True Return of ('apt. Heyns's Com- 
pany witliout Injury to the State or any 
Individual thereof NicoL.\rs Ni.mtm, 

Nov. 24'" 1780. 

[The Lieutenant signed his name in 
German as here given. In pjiglish his 
name is written Nickum and Xicum]. 
Ensign Hahnan. 


George Rife Solman (Trindy 

(iarat Stowfer Jacob Culp 

Jnseph Tyson Peter Kider 

Henry C'assal. 

2'* (■r..\ss. 
Jacob Rife, Jun^. Jacob Marckley 

?*liclia('l ^^'iarman Israel Newbary 

("hristal P,ergy Benjamin Pawling 

.7' (LASS. 

Jacob Riffe, senior John Marckley 
Isaac ("assal ("hristian Smitji 

4'" fi.Ass. 

(labrial Claen Michael Siglar 

Jac<»b Smith .lacub Protsman 

.lolin Sjjiiiiger. 

.")"' CLASS. 

Jacob l»utvilar John Barnd 

Tilmau ('ul]> Isaac Zigler 

Michael Frogg. 

(>''' CLASS. 

Jacob llaffchuger Sam'lPennapacker 

Henry Wiarman Abraham Karkes 

Jacob Zigler. 


Jacob Shumaker Abraham Kambar 

<Jodslick (iodslick Henry Culp 

Andiew Zigler William Johnson 

Jacob Siglar ( 1 )il man's ) 
Jajob Ziglar (William's son) 
John Wanker 

8'" CLASS. 

Tilman Zigler Henry Hulteman 

John Wiarman Lutwick C'lain 

Martin ("ulb John Dutvilar 

Henrv Marckly John Shoum 

John' Rife. Jacob Ri man 

Barnv Hans- 

The Schwenk Family. 


August 27, 1 789, Peter Schwenk quali- 
fied, having arrived at Philadelphia in 
the ship Samuel. 

In 1751, Peter Schwenk was a member 
of Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran church. 

November 9, 1753, Peter Schwenk died, 
aged 63 years, 1 month, and 12 days. He 
was born September 27, 1(390. — Old (tosIi- 
enhoppen Lutheran church record. 


In 1751, Daniel Schwenk was a mem- 
l)er of Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran 


Aprd (i, 17(i4, Matthias Swenck, of 
(iwynedd township, bought 173 acres in 
Gwynedd township. 

January (i, 1783, he made his will, and 
before Alarch 30, 1784. he died. He then 
owned l(i5 acres of land. 

His children were : Rosina Schwenk, 
married, first, :Matthias Ochs, and, second, 
Henry Berkheimer ; Elizabeth Schwenk, 
wife of Daniel Dubbs ; Anna Mary 
Schwenk, wife of George Heist; Mat- 
thias Schwenk; Jacob Schwenk; Henry 
Schwenk. His son, Matthias Swenck, 
bought the farm on the 4th of June, 1784. 
Daniel Dubbs and (jeorge Heist were the 
executors of his estate. 

June 8, 1784, Matthias Swenck, son of 
Matthias Swenck, deceased, of Gwynedd 
township, single man, sold 173 acres to 
George Heist. 


April 29, 17()9, Nicholas Schwenk, of 
Lower Salford, blacksmith, and George 
Schwenk, of Frederick township, black- 
smith, bought of William Swenl:, black- 
smith, of Gwynedd township, and Mary, 
his wife, a small plantation in Gwynedd 

March 27, 1771, Nicholas Schwenk, of 
Lower Salford township, blacksmith, and 
Barbara, his wife, and tieorge Schwenk, 
of Frederick township, blacksmith, and 
Fronica, his wife, sold the foregoing plan- 
tation containing 40 acres 2(» perches, to 
Nicholas Charles. 



March 19, 1808, old Nicolaus Schvvenck 
died. — Jacob Kemper's MS. record. 

In March, 1728, George Schwenk was 
born, and February 24, 1803, he died. 


January 4, 1759, Jacob Schwenck died, 
aged G4 years less 2 weeks. — Gerniantown 
Reformed church book. 

Jacob Swenck, of German townsliip, 
made a will. He was married twice. By 
tlie first wife he had two daughters — 

Annie, who married Surber; and 

EHzabeth, who married Dottwei- 

ler. His second wife was Anne Mary, 
widow of Hance Rudv Birge. 

unintelligible. The one used by our So- 
ciety has serious faults." 

Speaking of the Register, the Society's 
organ, the President says: "Nine hundred 
copies were printed last yeai'. Tlie de- 
mand for back numbers is steadily in- 
creasing. Some of them have become 
very scarce, and now command as much 
as liftv or sixtv dollars each." 

New Engfland Historic Genealogfi- 
cal Society. 

The New England Historic (jlenealogical 
Society at its annual meeting, in Boston, 
January 10, 19(X), entered upon the fifty- 
sixth year of its existence. From the 
address of its President we learn that its 
total membership, excluding honorary 
and corresponding members, is now nine 
hundred and twenty-six. During the 
preceding year the Society received a be- 
quest of $10,000 — the largest sum ever 
given it by one individual — from the late 
George Plnmer Smith, a merchant of 
Philadelphia, of New p]ngland descent. 
The contents of the first fifty, volumes of 
Tlie New England Historical and Genealo- 
gical Register, i^ublished by the society, 
will be provided with a consolidated In- 
dex, at a cost of $3000. This work is 
well under way; it is estimated that it 
will contain (iOO.OOO names of persons, 
besides 200,000 of families and about 
1;")0,000 of places; besides an index of 
sul)jects, which will be comparatively 

In the address the President draws at- 
tention to an important subject, in these 
words: "In view of the widely different 
methods used by the writers and i)ub- 
lishers of genealogies I would suggest that 
our Society might render a valuable ser- 
vice by projxtsing to establisli a uniform 
system — (jue that shall be simple and 
clear and acceptable to all . Many 
of the systems now in u,<e are clumsy and 

Recent Publications, 

Skizzen aus dem Leclia-Thale. Eine 
Sammlung von Nachiichten ueber die 
ersten Ansiedlungen der Weissen in 
dieser (legend. Von Ben. Allentown, 
Pa. Druckerei des "Friedens-Bote"— 
Trexler c»t Ha?rtzell. 1880—8(1. 

VVe have received, through the kind- 
ness of P. W. Flores, Esq., of Dillingers- 
ville. Pa., a copy of this work, which 
consists of numerous sketches pertaining 
to the Lehigh Valley, originally publish- 
ed in the Friedens-Bote newspsiper. Al- 
lentown, and afterwards issued in book- 
form, with paper cover, making a volume 
of 200 closely printed, double column, 
octavo pages. Among tlie many interest- 
ing articles these deserve to be particular- 
ized: Account of the Voyage of the 
Schwenkfelders to Pennsylvania in 1734 ; 
autobiograjihy of John (tci irge Jungmann ; 
historical notices of notewortliy occur- 
ences among the Schwenkfelders fiom 
1750 to 1775, which was a result of the 
painstaking researches of P. W. Flores ; a 
German poem on the Comet of 1709, 
written by Johannes Krauss, and brought 
to light through the labors of Mr. Flores; 
several poems in the Pennsylvania-(iei- 
man dialect; historical sketches of the 
old congregations — Lutheran, Reformed, 
Moravian, Schwenkfelder, Duiiker, Meu- 
nonite; and accounts of Revolutionary 

Our Revolutionary Sires. 

.lOllN IIOIM'.MA.N. 

At Zieglerville, on May 10, 1843, died 
John lioffman, a Revolutionary soldier, 
lie was eighty years old. He was buried 
at Old (ioshenhoppen graveyard. Rev. 
E. Peixoto preaclied his funeral sermon. 


Samuel Krauss, Clockmaker, of Sumneytown. 

BY v\u:i). A. KHArss. 

Saimu'l Kraiiss. one of tlic oldest living rosidents of the Perkiomen 
Country, was born, August o, 1S07, at Kraussdale. He is of Schwenk- 
felder stock, but is a member of the Reformed Church. His parents were 
Andrew Krauss and Susanna Schultz, who had a numerous family, of 
whom Samuel Krauss and his brother, Jr^hn Krauss, are the only survivors. 

Samuel Krauss was, in his younger days, what would Vje called a bom 
genius. His minfl was of a mechanical turn, and nothing was too diffi- 
cult for him to undertake if he once got the idea that he ought to go about 
it. It was in this way that he conceived the idea of V)ecoming a clfK-k- 
maker. This interesting story is told of his first success at the trade: 
"Wlien lie was quite a young man he thought that a clock made by him- 
self would be a welcome addition to his father's family effects; so he hied 
himself off to a cubby-hole in an out-of-the-way comer of the garret, with 
a brad-awl ;uul ;i j.i'k-knife, and proceeded to carve a clock out of solid 
wood. In those days checks of brass were unknown U> country peopjle. 
The rest of the family wondered what Samuel was doing, but he keyjt his 
own counsel and l»arred the do(»r of his garret retreat aeaia*!t all intrudere. 
His father forbade the other children to interfere on pain of severe punish- 
ment, telling them that in due time Samuel would make his important 
secret known. One day he brought the result of his hard labor to the 
view of the astonished family, and his father was so well pleased that he 
Avillingly acce<led to his son's request for forty dollars to buy tools with 
which to ])ly the trade of a clockmaker. He accordingly went to New 
York f'.nrl j)urchased the tools he most needed. On his return he dis- 
])layed his ]»urchases, which made only a small bundle. His father 
could not understand why it was not larger, for forty dollars went a great 
Avay in those times.'' 

He then .'started, self-taught, in liusiness for himself as a clock and 
watch maker. He was an extensive builder of large hall clocks, some of 
wliieli are still keeping good time, and bid fair to do so for many years to 
come. He was also handy witb the pen-knife, and he exhibits with pride 
specimens f)f his skill as a carver. 

During the active years of his long life he engage<l in various business 
enterprises. He first located on the road that runs from Kraussdale to 
the (jreenville road, in Upper Hanover township, Montgomery' county. 
He kept a general store in connection with bis clock-making 
business, doing a tbriying trade. 

Mr. Krauss has a taste for literature and authorship. About ten 
years ago he published a little volume of German hymns of his own com- 
position, under the title, Ein Sing- und Gebet-Biichlein, Gedichtet und 
Herausgegelien von Samuel Krauss. Three .stanxas, in the original, follow: 


THE pp:rkiomen region, 

O, wie iiio<rt idi seli"; wcrden 

Und zur Riilie gehen eiii. 
Hier auf dieser armen Erden 

Kann nicht meine Heiniath sein, 
Hier ist nur mcin Pilgcrstand, 

Droben ist nieiii Vntcrlaiid. 

Hier ist imnier Krouz und Leiden, 

Hier ist lauter .huiiniersnoth. 
Kraiikheit hcrrscht zu alien Zeiten, 

Eiidlieh nocli sogiir der Tod. 
Daruni aus deni Jamnierstand 

Eil' ich naeh ilcm Vaterland. 

Hier will ieh nieht ewig l)l('il)en. 

In dieseni jannnervollcii Ort. 
Heiniwch thnt mieli iinnier treilten 

Niiher na(;li der Hiiiiiiiels-Pfort. 
Diinini iiinnn niich an iler Hanri, 

Ijeite niich in 's Viiterland. 

Sometime in the 80's Samuel Krauss and a young man of his ne- 
quaintanee made a trip on foot to New York State. He kept a di:irv f)f 
this journey, which contains many interesting notes. 

AI)Out fifteen years ago he retired from husiness, and removecl to 
Sumneytown. We give a fac-simile of his autograj)!!. He writes a re- 
markably firm hand foi- one of his great age. 


Tlie Sehwenkfelder (lenealogieal Record furnishes the facts, princi- 
pally, of Samuel Krauss' s descent from the Krauss and Schultz families, 
wfio came to Pennsylvania in 1738 and 1784. A few dates are added: 


Ann;i Krauss', widow, 

('aino (o Pennsylvania, in 17:!.">, witli her son. 
Balthasar Krauss", (Anna Krauss') 

B<tni about 170(1. 

Died February 2o, 1774. 

Wife, Susanna Hoffman. 

^buried January Ki, 17.'!(i. 


Died April 14, 1791. 

Balthasar Krauss', (Balthasar 

Krauss'', Anna Krauss') 
Horn Xoveniber 28, 174:!. 
Died October 14, ISO."). 

Wife, Susanna Yeakel. 

Horn February 1, 1744. 
Died .January's, 1S2(). 

Barbara Krauss', (lialthasar 

Krauss-. Anna Krauss') 
Born .lulv 22, 1742. 
Died November 24, 1S21. 

ll\isbaiid, (ieorge UrfTer. 

Born .Julv 20, 17:5.">. 
Died Mav •">, 1 704. 


Andrew Kraiiss*, (BalthasarKranss^ Michael Urffer*, (Barbara Krauss*, 

Balthasar Kraiiss', Anna Balthasar Krauss", Anna 

Kraass*) Krauss^) 

Born June 21, 1771. Born June 28, 1779. 

Died May 11, 1S41. Died May 20, 1854. 

Wife, Susanna Sciiultz. Wife, Elizabeth Kohler. 

Born December ]?>. }77i^. Born December 15, 1769. 

Died Died July t\ 1841. 

Samuel Krauss', (Andrew Krauss*, Balthasar Krauss% Balthasar 
Krauss", Anna Krauss') 
Born August 5, 1807. 

'\y\U\ f first) Barbara Urflfer", (Michael I'l-ffer*, Barbara Krau£!s^, 

l>jiltli;isar Krauss", Anna Krauss'; 

Married February 28, 1834. 

Born May 11, 1811. 
Died February 7, 1841. 

Wife, (second) Catharine Ann (lerhard. 
Married September 17, 1842. 
Born November 29, 1821. 
Died October 10, 1880. 


L Anna Krauss\ born Novenilier 2, 1835; died in 1842. 

•2. Andrew Krauss'\ born March 10, 1838; died May 10, 1868. 

S. Mendon Krauss*^, born November 14, 1840. 

4. Matilda Krauss'^, l)orn September 6, 1843. 

."). Hannah Krauss*. bom November 8, 1844. 

(). Charles Krauss", lx)ni Se}»tember4, 1846. 

7. Diana Krauss% born August 8, 1848; died March 24, 1860. 

8. Samviel Augustus Krauss'', born April 8, 1850. 

5). Abraham Krauss\ liorn ()ctol)er 2, 1854; died August 6, 1855. 

Mendon Krauss*, 

B^.rn XovenibtM' 14, 1840. 

Wife, Isabella Tull.v. 

Born in 184(). 
Died in 1882. 

I'liildren: 1. Annie Krauss. 

2. Irene Krauss. 

.■'». Esteila Krauss. 

4. Alice Krauss. 

5. Barbara Krauss. 

it. Mary Ella Krauss, married AVilliam Regen; they have four 
children: ^lamie Regen, Jennie Regen, Harriet Regen, 
C'atlierine Regen. 

Matilda Krauss*, 

B<trn September 6, 184o. 

Hus])and, Henry R. Henry, 
Born August 15, 1841. 
•C'hiJdren: 1. Alice ]\Iay Henry, married Henry Forster; they have three 
children: George Raymond Forster, Edna May Forster, 
Richard Henry Forster. 
2. Oscar Henry, died August 22, 1871, aged 7 months and 23 days. 


Hannah Krauss% 

Born November 8, 1844. 
Husband, Michael H. Gehman, 
Born November 30, 1831. 
Children: 1. Flora Uehman, died October 20, 189fi; married Jerome Treis- 
bach; chihlren: Herbert Treisbach, Clarence Treisbach, 
Charles S. Treisbach. 

2. Katie Gehman. 

3. Charle.s 8. Gehman, died May 22, 1899, aged 27 years, 4 

months, 23 days. 

4. Harrj' A. Gehman, married Annie Weil; they have one child, 

J. Ralph < Jehman. 

5. Matilda Gehman. 

Charles Krauss*', 

Born September 4, 184t). 
Wife, Elizabeth Smith, 

Born December 21, 1843. 

Children: 1. Hannah Krauss, married Arthur J. Rice. 

2. Laura Krauss, married Edward O. Ramberg; they have three 

children: Edward Ramberg, Charles Artliur Ramberg, 
infant daughter. 

3. Katie Krauss. 

4. Matilda Krauss. 

5. Elizabetli Krauss. 

(). Charles Samuel Andrew Krauss. 

Samuel Augustus Krauss", 

Born April 8, 18o0. 

AVife, (first) Ellenora S. Weierbach, 

Born Mav 11, 1849. 
Died June 2(1, 1894. 

Wife, (second) Viola Miller. 

Children: 1. Wdson Krauss; died December 13, 1870, aged 2 days. 

2. Fi'ederick Augustus Krauss. 

3. Alice Virginia Krauss, married T. Piiilip Sherwood; they have 

one child, an infant daughter. 

4. Minnie Ellen Krauss. 

5. Mary Laura Krauss. 

Revolutionary Pensioners. 


of Berks county, a Revolutionary soldier, was granted by tbc State legisla- 
ture a gratuity of forty dollars, and an aimuity of f(»rty dollars from 
January 1, 1825. 


an old soldier of Montgomery county, was granted forty dollars ]iayable 
immediately, and an annuity of forty dollars during life, j)ayable semi- 
annually, by act ap])roved January 29, 1822. 


The State Legislature passed an act, approved February 21, 1822, 
directing the payment of forty dollars innne<l lately, and an annuity of 
forty dollars, to connnence January 1, 1822, ])ayal)le semi-annually dur- 
ing life, to Molly McKolly, of Cumberland county, "for her services dur- 
ing the Revolutionary war." 


The Pawlings on the Perkiomen. 

The Pawling family, honoral>ly identified with the affairs of Penn- 
sylvania, came to our Perkiomen Country in the persons of two brothers, 
who left Ulster county, in the province of New^ York, during the second 
decade of the Eighteenth century, and settled, the one, in Providence 
townshi]), the other, in Bebber's, afterwards Perkiomen, township. The 
parents of these brothers w^ere, according to our best information, Henry 
Pawling and Neeltji Rosa, of Ulster county. New York. 


John Pawling, son of Henry Pawling, was baptized October 2, 1681; 
married Ephia DeM'itt, died in May, 1738. Children: 

1. Henry Pawling, baptized, in the province of New York, November 
1, 1713. 

2. .John Pawling, born in 1722; married Elizabeth DeHaven, daugh- 
ter of Herman DeHaven; died October 23, 1789, aged 67 years, 1 month, 
25 days. 

3. .Joseph Pawling, married ElizaV)eth 

4. Ellen (or Eleanor) Pawling. Supi)(»sed to have married Henry 
Pawling, her cousin, son of Henry Pawling, of Providence township. 
Henry Pawling, of or near Sc^huylkill, and Eleanor his wife were, Septem- 
l»er 9, 1746, heirs of .Tohn Pawling. 

5. Hannah Pawling. Not mentioned among the heirs of John Pawl- 
ing, September 9, 1 746. 

6. Deborah Pawling, married (^hristoj>her Ziegler. 

7. Rel)ecca Pawling, married Abraham VanHoven, otherwise DeHaven. 
]March 26, 1709, a return of survey of 625 acres of land for John 

Pawlin, was made to the office of the Proprietaries. 

Stpteml)er 10, 1713, John Pawling, of Marbletown, Ulster county, 
province of New York, yeoman, bought of James Shattick, of Philadelphia 
county, five hundred acres of land; its bounds were: Beginning at a black 

oak at a corner of T Pagett's land and on the fine of land belonging 

to the Free Society of Traders; thence southwest, by Pagett's land, 467 
perches to another l)lack oak; thence, by William Harmer's land, north- 
west 172 perches to a post; thence northeast l)y vacant land 467 perches 
to a white oak; thence, by the Society's land, southeast, 172 perches to 
the place of beginning. 
John Pawling ))ought of Jost Heydt, 450 acres located "in Perkiomy." 

John Pawling and Isaac Dubois were joint owners of about 640 acres 
in Perkioming and Skippack township. The chain of title of this tract 
ran thus: By patent October 13, 1701, the Proprietary granted 1700 acres 
to ^Villiam Harmer, and July 22, 1713, the Commissioners granted 85 
acres more; all situate in Perkiomen and Skippack township. September 
9, 1713, William Harmer and Ruth his wife granted 1285 acres of the 
foregoing to Solomon Dubois, oi New Paltz, province of New York, and 
Philip Dubois. February 13, 1711, Solomon Dubois released to Phihp 
Dul>ois. The same day, Philip Dubois granted a moiety of the 1285 


acres to Daniel Dubois, of New Paltz. Subsequently, Philij^ r)u1)ois and 
Daniel Dul)ois granted the other moiety to Abraham Dul)ois. November 
2, 1724, Abraham Dubois granted the moiety of 128") acres to John Pawl- 
ing and Isaac Dubois, l)oth of Philadelphia county. 

John Pawling was a man of wealth foi- the times. He owned farms, 
a mill, and slaves. In his will, made May 5, 178;^, he is styled "Jolm 
Pawling, of Bebl;)er Townshij), ({ent. " He was very sick at the time, and 
he died soon after, for the will was probated a month later. He made 
liberal provision for his wife, E|)hia Pawling, giving to her, among other 
personal i)roj)ertv, "three women kind" negroes, named Bettee, Peggee, 
and Uose. To his son, Henry Pawling, he l)equeathed the 4o0 acres "on 
Perkiomy," bought of Jost Heydt, also "that i)art or share of the mill & 
Land, Tenements, Buildings, Edifices, Privi ledges & Ajjpurtenances what- 
soever properly belonging or in any wise appertaining to me or mine." 
The sons, John Pawling and Joscjih Pawling, were under 20, and the 
eldest sen, Henry, was directed to "teach or cause his aforesaid bi-others 
to be taught to Head ])crfectly the Old & New Testaments, & also to write 
a Legal hand, with such Rules of Arithmetick that is necessary for com- 
mon business." All the land of the plantation upon which the testator 
was living was to go to the two younger sons upon reaching the age of 
twenty — that on the west side of Perkiomy to John Pawling; that on the 
east side of Perkiomy to Joseph Pawling. The middle of the creek was 
the dividing line. He made the same division of the ()2() acres of undi- 
vided land ]»urchased jointly by himself and Isaac Dubois, lately de- 
ceased. Henry Pawling, the elder son, was to occupy the two tracts 
devised to the younger sons until they reached the age specified in the 
will. The following year, 1734, Henry Pawling, Jr., of Perkiomen and 
Ski])])ack township, is taxed for 1200 acres, whence we infer that the 
holdings of John Pawling at the time of decease were: 

The tract from Jost Heydt, 450 aci'cs. 

The plantation t)n which he lived, about 450 

The undivided half of the joint pun^hasc with Isaac Dubois, olO 

An interesting clause in the will is in reference to the family burial 
place, in these words: "Whereas, there is a burying i)la(U' upcm tlic Land 
that T have l)e(|uca,thc(l to my son Josc]»h, where divers of my family and 
others are bui'icd, It is my will that there shall be a (piarter of an acre of 
Land laid out comodious thereto, the w"" I do hereby (Jive tt Bequ(»ath 
for a burying Ground iVom the day oFmy Decease thenceforward & forever." 

In reference to this Pawling burying gi-oniid, William J. liuck, in 

the article on I'erkionien Townshi]) in iJcairs History of Montgomery 

county, says: "There is a family bm-yin^-ground situated in (piite a re- 
tii'cd ))lace a<ljoining the farm of Enos Schwcnk, al»out a mile and a (juar- 
ter northeast of (irater's Ford, only a few stones of which contain inscrip- 
tions. A portion of the same was also usefl as a place of interment for 
their negroes." 


111 a l('<riil instrument in reference to the division between their heirs 
of the tract owned Jointly 1>y John Pawling and Isaac Dubois, made years 
after the death of l>oth partwers, the former is designated Captain John 
Pawling. It will ho an interesting subject for the historian to ascertain 
what and when and where he rendered the services which gave him the 
military title. 

Pawling' s mill, on Perkiomen creek, at the head of Skippack road, 
was named after John Pawling. It passed over to his son, -Henry Pawl- 
ing, Jr. , and later to Peter Pannebecker, who added a fulling mill to the 
grist mill. It then became known as Pennepacker's Mills, and under this 
name has become famous in Revolutionary history as the camp ground of 
Washington's army, before and after the battle of Germantown. 

Pawling' s mill was a landmark for many years and for many miles around. 

Jacob Unterkoffler, residing not far from Ealing's Mill, advertises in 
Saur's Germantown paper, November 1, 1750, that a stray mare came to 
his ])remises. 

January !(>, 17')1, Adam Sclmuss, a miller, at the so-called Ealing's 
mill, on the Eergiamen, advertises for sale his mill in Eucks county, at 
the Forks of Delaware (Farcks Dellewar). 

September 1, 1755, Peter Pen nebacker announced in Saur's German- 
town ] taper that he liad erected a fulling mill on Perkiomen creek. Prior 
to that date he bad acquirc^d the Pawling's mill property, and thence- 
forward, until after the Revolutionary war. they were known a.s Panne- 
becker' s mills. 


Jno. Pawling ami ^\'illianl W'cedle made an ir.ventorv and appraise- 
ment of the estate of Hieronimus Dotterer, of Philadelphia county, de- 
<-eased, on the 4th of January 172L There was due from, this estate "to 
John Palling of Eabry townshi]) £08 : 07 : 00." (See Perkiomen Region, 
Volume One. i>age 5S. ) 

John Pawling was one of those who petitioned. May 10, 1728, for 
protection from the Indians to the inliabitants of Falkner Swamp and 

John Pawling was one of the petitioners to have the township of 
►Skippack and Perkiomen laid out and surveyed, which was done in 1725. 

Jn". Pawling was one of the freeholders and inhabitants of Ulster 
county. New York, who signed a jjctition and address of the Protest-mts 
of New York dated December 80, 1701, to King William III. upon his 
accession tf) the crown. 

Among the settlement papers of the estate of Thomas Addis, who 
died in Frederick township, in 1732, is a memorandum of names and 
sums, without e.xj^lanation, in which occurs this item: 

Jn". R;wling, - - - - - 00 04 00 


Henry Pawling, son of Henry Pawling, was born at Marbletown, 
Ulster county, New York, in the year 1689; married. June 26, 1713, 
Jacomyntje Kunst; died, in Providence township, August 30, 1739, aged 


50; and is buried at St. James' Episcopal church, Perkiomen (Evanburg). 
Jacomyntje (Jemima) Kunst was the daughter of Cornehus Borents Kunst 
and Jacomyntje Slecht. The children of Heiu'V Pawling and Jacomyntje 
Kunst were: 

1. Hem-y Pawling, l>aptized at Kingston, N. Y. 

2. Sara Pawling, baptized at Kingston, N. Y. 

3. Elizaljcth Pawling, baptized at Kingston, N. Y. 

4. Levi. Pawling, Ijorn in Pennsylvania. 

5. John Pawling, born in Pennsylvania. 

Henry Pawling came to Pennsylvania about the year 1720, and set- 
tled in Lower Providence township, opi)osite Valley Forge, on a })lantation 
of five hundred acres of land, which he ])urchayed. This property was 
then and is now one of the finest in Pennsylvania, lying at the junction of 
the Schuylkill river and Perkiomen creek. The Bulls, the Evanses, the 
Lanes, the Norrises and other leading families, were his neighliors. He 
was a warden of St. James church. He died at the rather early age of fifty. 
He left no will. Jacomintie Pawling, his widow, and Henry Pawling, 
probal)ly the son of his Ijrother, Captain John Pawling, were administra- 
tors of the estate, which Avas appraised, real and personal, at about £1000, 
Pennsylvania n:ioney. The 500 acres of land Avere valued at £500. In 
the inventory, Iiesides a large number of live stock, grain, and ]»lantation 
outfit, were noted a gun, L5s. ; a sword and pistol, 10s.; a parcel of books, 
£1; and eight slaves, scheduled as follows: a negro man, named Jack, £25; 
a negro woman named Bess, £20; a negro girl, named Cate, £80; a negro 
boy, named Ollever, £37; a negro girl, named Lane, £28; a negro boy, 
named Tom, £20; a negro boy,named Tim, £20; a negro girl, named Bet,£12. 

Henry Pawling' s grave is marked by a stone bearing these words: 

In memory of 

Henry Pawling, 

who Died August the 

:^.Oth 17:5*>, Aged 50 Years. 

A]»ril 2, 1729, Henry Pawling, yeoman, and Jacomynte his wife were 

"of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania." On that date they signed a ([uit 

claim deed to land in Dutchess county. New York. 

( To he Continued. ) 

David Shultze^s Journal. 

( Coidliiiied. ) 

[September, 175(;.] 

D. (')'. Omet Ernte finished; but 8 About 12' St']>tember ist der (ieorge 

waggonfull. K()ster auch gestorl>en. The 

7. Zu siihen begint. Indian Trader i n Indian 

16. Das Feld von 12i"" zu siihen Field Sliippach. 

finished. All This Time my D. 8"" Morgens hat der Colonel 

Mothers Sickness continued. Armstrong die Indian Town 

15, IC). lUicbweitz ahgemiihet wor- Kittaning an der Ohio iiber- 

den. fallen nnd vei'l)rant. Ca])t. 

10. Den ersten Cyder gemacht. .lacob, hisS(|vaa and a Kings 



22, 23', Den Biichweitz gedroschen. 

Von 6 {icres niir 2o bushel. 
25. W'eitzen Saat fini.she<l Be}^ 

17 acres this vear. 
25, 27, 2H. Wheat "dr. 20^ l)ushel. 
29. Naoli Philadelphia gefahren 

mit 20' k Wheat a 3/2", 

£3 3 4. SOO Korn Mehl a 

6/3, £2 10 a 

Son killed. A INIemorable 
Unib d, 20'*'' Septenibr is an Ches- 
nut hill der ^Nlatheus Jackel 

Anno 1740 den ^)ten OctoV)er als 
Sonntags war die grosse Mas- 
sacre zu Batavia in (Xstindia 
mit <len Chine.sen. 











a Famons Election, 
at UiMm returned. 
Land Surveyed for Willian) 
Antis at .1" (hove.'; Mill. 

Went to Isi'riohin |)ro Mother 
nieani. That Week was 
most Time at Matris. At 
Home Some Syder was made. 

Surveyed at .Jacob- Clemens for 
for Peter Friedt al: Freed. 

^^'ent to Olewines. There 

Surveyed for George Olewine. 

for Adam Shuler. 29, re- 

Surveyed for Henrv Weiss at 
IS"^' ()<-t()l)er ist das .JacoV) Datis- 
mans Frau unter ein Wagen- 
full Board gefallen, und 
so sehr beschiidig-t dass sie d. 
28. zu Nacht gestorben ist. 
^Vurd den 30'™ begrabeu. 

Wie ein Bliimlein l)ald vergehet 
Wenn ein rankes Liiftlein wehet 
So ist unser Schore sehet. 

18. John Mai'tin went to Carolina. 


Im Anfang Septemlx;rs ist der Konig 
von Preuseen in das Saxen- 
land einmar.shired mit einer 
grossen Armee. Damit hat 
sich der grosse Krieg ange- 
fangen in Deutschland. 
Maria Knoppin late Krausin 
came here. 

[Oppasite Sunday, September 12, is 
noted:] Beneville to preach. 


Den ersten Octo])er geschahe in Boh- 
men die erste Schlacht z is- 
chcn den Preussen und Oester- 
reichen bev Loboshiitz- 

4'^"" Octoter ist der alte Gott- 
fried Lehmann in Germanton 

Qui vixerunt, abiemnt 

restant Sola Nomina 

Tanquam Stata, atque rata 
Nostra? Sortis omina. 

W^ard d. 6' Octob' l>egraben in sein 

Naohdem mein geliebte Mutter 7 
^\'ochen und 4 Tage Krang 
gelegen so hat es dem Lieben 
G(jtt gefallen sie aus dieseni 
Jammerthal in die Ewigkeit 
hinzunehmen als Sonntags 
den 17'"' October Vormittag 
zwischen 10 und 11 Uhr. 
Ihres Alters 76 Jahr weniger 
5 Wochen. Sie ward zur 
ErJen bestattet d. 19'™ Octo- 
V)er. Ihr Leichen Text war 
Psalm 90, v. 15: Erfreue uns 
nun wieder nachdem du uns 
so lange plagest, nachdem 
wir so lange Ungluck leiden. 


Nun komm und Eil, Herr Jesu Christ 

von ol)en 
Reich un^: in unserer Wahlfart dein Hand, 
Zeuch unser Hertz zu dir durch deine 

Hilft auch dem Schwachen Leib zum 

So wollen wir dich dafuer hertzlich loben, 
In dem Vollkomnien und freudreicheh 




Der Todt ist der Konig des Schreck- 

Sein Grimm erschrecket und Tadet 

alles Fleisch. 




I went to Philadelphia mit I. 
Nichol Young and Griesinger. 
Was at Pembertons. 
Returned pr Madetsehy et Tow- 


6. Den Schaafstall aufgeschlagen 

9. Went to AUemingie. 

10. Surveyed for Cieorge Younker. 

11. For Philip Smith. Returned. 
13. Conference at Shippack for 

Collect Money. 
16. Went to Jacob Levan in Maxe- 

18, 19. Surveyed for Christian Kurr 

unci .Jacob Ste])han atLaraths. 

ein Kuh geschlacht. Die alt D. 15. The Treaty at Easton fm 
Pretty. ished. 

Surveyed for G. Brey and 10. Griibers Christina Nuptials. 

D. 11"" Morgens 7A\ Nachts ist des 
( Gregory Meischters Frau ge- 
storben an der \A\asser-Sucht. 
Den 12'° begral)en worden. 

Den 12' ist des Bornemans Frau ge- 
storben, d. 18' begraben Avor- 

Wie ein Strolim begint zu rinnen 
Unci mit lauffeu nicht Ha'lt iinnier 
So iaeufft unser Zeit von Hinnen. 

Den 16' ist der alte Fabion gestorben. 

Der Daniel BroAvn schullmeister in 
Saucon ist zu ende dieses audi 
gestorben an den Porpeln. 







Smidts C'Onrad. 
Went .to Whitehall. There 

for Daniel Traxel and Adam 

Returned in rain. 
Riiben Erntegeendigt, und den 

Flax .... gebunden, nur 

42 gel)und. 
^^'ent to Nicholas Mayer, Ma- 

Surveye(l for him and I. Ger- 


Aus Jonas Kortens Reise Beschreib- 
uno- nach Jerusalem im Landa 


1. Went with John Rhoads to the D(ni 2<S"" December ist zu Towmen- 

l)lue Mountains. sing der Clnistoph TTi-idi'lg 

1. Surveyed foi- Fridrich Kern. gestorben, an den Porpeln, 

2. for John Rhoads. ' alt bey 24 Jahr. Ward den 
3,4. Returned in very cold weather. ;*>0"" begraben. 

7. Went up with Andr. Millslagle. Der alte l)ieh)ian Kolb zAi Shii)])ach 

8. Surveyed for hhn. ist aucb gestorben d. 2S' Xbr. 

9. in vain for Geo. Story. 

10. For Geo. Guttekunst and Jacol) Jonas Kortens Reise nach Jeiusabnn. 

Shoemaker. alt 54 Jahr. 

11. For Leonard Heickle Tamboui- ^.^.^ „.,^.i, ^',.,u.,lig d :]()( October, 17:57. 

returned at night. Mai;^liiil d:\ ab d. 9. Xovombr. 



13, 14, 15. Went aV«)ut to Lent 
Mony for Jax-ob Detweiler. 

16. Went "to PfaltzKrove, Antis, etc. 

17. W". Kelly a<lfuit, et the 11'". 

Letter dated to George the 26'" XV)r. 



Zwe Sau' gey(;hlaeht. The 
Small 72 tfe. The big burg 
180, the four Quarters. 

Korn dr. 


Went to Ship])aeh to the Buriah 





Kam nach Livorno d. 21. Novembr- 

Segelt da ab 11. December- 

Arrivirte zu Alexandria Jan. 2, 1738. 
Marshirte nach Roeetto March 24 b. 10 h. 
Kani nach Gross Cairo March 30. 

Segelt von Dainiate d. 23t April. 

Arrivirte zu Joppa mittags d. 26t April. 
Kam nach Jerusalem morgens d. 30. April. 
Reisete wieder von Jersulem d. 20. May. 
Von Joppa nach Acre od. Acron 

Nach Nazareth 

\'on Nazareth nach Acron 

Nach dem Berge Carmel 

" von Acron ab 
Nach Tripolis und Libanon 
Zum C'loster der Carmeleter 
Besahn d. 500 Cedern 
Zum Maroniter Closter 
Wolte aut Libanons spitz steige 

d. 18. August. 
Reise von da ab d. 24. August. 

Von Tripolis d. 28. August. 

Jonas K(^rt( 

Yon LataKy nach Alappo 

Kam zu Aleppo an 

Nach dem Euphrat and Urt'a 

d. U. Novemb. 
AVard von 2 Ti;i?ubern gejagt 

d. 13t.- Novemb. 
Kam wieder nach Aleppo d. 20t. Novemb. 
Carravane komt von Bassora d. 25. Nov. 
am Tuerken Closte:- Mibility d. 10. Xbr. 
("aravane ging nach Mecca Jan. 
reiset von Aleppo ab d. 5. 

Komt nach Scanderona d. 9. 
Ward von 4 Akabare gefang d. 
Segelte von Scanderona d, 
arevirt in Cyjjern d. 

.-^egelt von Leinica ab 
Passirten Rhodes 
<l. insul Stantio 
an Kerten bey .Sait^jvin 
bey C'erigo 
bey Ragusa 
arived vov Venedig 
Kam in Venedig, . 
und endlich wieder in 
nach Deutseliland. 

Eine (^etlar auf Libano Lst 7 Klafter 4 Spannen, 

Die ander ist 7 " minus 3 Spannen. 

Sie schjitzen sie bey 3000 -Jahr alt. 

Die Caravmie von Bassone hatte bey 40(X) Cameel, etc. 

Eilhanilhab seid gegruesst 

Acilha dito 

wo komt ihr her 
wie heisst ihr 





'. 4. 



















, July. 



, July. 

18, 1739. 



21. Febr. 

2(5. Feb. 1739. 

1. April, 1739. 

d. 20 April. 

a. 30. April. 

d. 4. Mav. 

d. 19. Mav. 

<1. 22. Mav. 

d. 28. Mav. 

d. 30. Mav 

d. 11. July. 

zwev wochen 


gecho luensi 

() letto 

Noha Matappi 

<Techo ki wenkimem 









husco lallaculla mich hungert sehr 

Langund agboon gebt mir Brodt 

Ilittuck nipa da ist ein baum voll 

Chingo metshi Wann reiset ihr wieder fort 

es ist gutt 

Nacha kurn 
Hocki hoccon 

setzt euch zu uns 

was belibt euch 





ein Kuh 

das Hans 

ein Schwein 

das Messer 

( To he Continued. ) 



eine alte frau 

der Teufel 

ein landguth 


Payments for Land by Purchasers in the Perkiomen Country. 

Extracts from the Journal kept in the Land Office of the Proprietaries. 


May 1, 1741. Reced of Elias Long, in part for — L 

in Upper Hanover, Ph. C". £ 1 10 

May 4, 1741. Reced further of John Nicholas Inglehort 23 10 

May 5, 1741. Reced of Joseph Groof in full for 150 a' 

at Saucony, Bucks 23 5 

Interest for 3 y' 2 mos due thereon4 10 27 15 
May 5, 1741. Reced of Wendal Wyand, for Interest ' 

due on a settlement 10 6 

May 5, 1741. Reced of Isaac Levan for — a' near 

01 ey in part 14 

May 9, 1741. Reced of Jacoh Overhulser in full for 

50 a" in or near Sal ford 7 15 

Interest for 6 y" 2 nios due thereon2 15 6 10 10 6 
Mav 12, 1741. Reced of Johannes Everick in i)art for 

—a^ in Upper Milford ■ 116 

Mav 13, 1741. Reced of John George W'vger, in part 

for — a:^ in Fredericks T^ 16 

May 21, 1741. Reced further of Jacob Shelly 1000 

May 22, 1741. Paid Henry Pannebaker in full for 

assisting JavAih Taylor in resurvey- 
ing the Manor of Mannatawny and 
supplying provisions for the same 3 

May 27, 1741. Reced of^ Wyan Ele, for — a^ at 

(-owessehoppin, in part. 5 

Mav 30, 1741. Adam Hamer, Dr. 

To Quit rent for 200 a^ in Gil- 
bert's Manor £2 14 Stg. 4 6 5 
June 2, 1741. Reced of Andreas Bernard, in part. 

for — a' in Franconia IS 10 

June 4, 1741. Reced of Gregory Shultz, in part 

for — a^ near Macungie 5 

June 10, 1741. Reced of Joseph Albright, in i)art 

for — a' in Macuuigie 9 

June 10, 1741. Reced of Jacob INIoyer, in past for — a' 

at Macungie * 5 

June 10, 1741. Re(;ed of Nicholus Houp, in part for 

— a" near the !)ranches of Shepeck 5 

June 25, 1741. Reced Quit rents of sundrv i)ersons, viz. 

3 mo 19 of Plenry Kraus, 170 iC in Fred. T""J 20 years 
of Hans (irnus, 150 a' do [- in full, 

of John Miller, 125 a' do ) 4 9 

3 mo 30 of Samuel Dubois 17H5 a" 

Telnors, 28 vMn full 2 11 4 

" " of John Jacol)s, 300:rGilb" 

Manor 27 y' in full 4 1 

2 mo 6 of (Jeorge Waganer, 100 a"* 

Salford, 6 yrs in full 1 5 

(7b be Continued.) 


Vol. III. No. 5. 

81.00 a Year. 

Zhc pcvhiowxcn IRegion, 

[past an^ [present. 

Perkiomen Publishing Co., 

1605 N. Thirteenth Street, 

Henry S. Dotterer, 



The descendants of Hans Ulrich Berge, 
who came to America about 1717, and 
settled in Salford township, held their 
-r first reunion on Saturday, August 25, 
•^^ 1900. The committee of arrangements 
consisted of Mr. Oswin W. Berkey, Bally, 
Rev. James R. Bergey, Doylestown, and 
Dr. David H. Bergey, Philadelphia. 

The Bertolet Family had its reunion 
this year, on Saturday, August 4, at Min- 
eral Spring, Reading. Benjamin Berto- 
let, of Philadelphia, read a paper on Jean 
Bertolet's religious life. Daniel H. Ber- 
-^>f\ tblet made a report in the matter of 
erecting a monument to mark the grave 
of Jean Bertolet. the immigrant ancestor. 

Rev. N. B. Grubb, Oi Philadelphia, 
was one of the fortunate ones chosen by 
the patrons of Snellenberg's store to go 
to Europe. His trip includes The Hague, 
Nuremberg, Lucerne, Ober Ammergau, 
Paris, Antwerp, and many other inter- 
esting European points. 

Rev. Edwin MacMinn, of Salem, New 
Jersey, has in press a volume of high 
local interest, entitled On the Frontier 
with Colonel Antes, or the Conflict be- 
tween the Red and the White Races in 
Pennsylvania for Supremacy. The stib- 
jeet of this historical-biographical work is 
John Henry Antes, one of the sons of 
Henry Antes, the noted Colonist of Fred- 
erick township. Mr. Mac^NIinn some 
years ago published a life of Henry Antes, 
the Colonist, which had a large circula- 
tion and made a strong impression. 

The Xation, in a recent issue, devoted 
two pages to a review of Judge Penny- 
packer's work. The Settlement of Ger- 

Bertolet's Burying Gi-ound Association, 
of Frederick township, held its annual 
meeting on Monday, August 0, 1900. 
M. H. DeHaven is secretary. 

Jame^ Y. Heckler, the local historian, 
has a surpluG copy, well preserved, of the 
IMartyrer Spiegel (Martyr's Mirror), which 
he is willing to dispose of. His address 
is Hatfield, ^Montgomery county, Pa. 

Gilbert Cope, genealogist, of West 
Chester, Pa., has in press the Genealogy 
of the Smedley Faniily, made under a 
bequest of the late Samuel L. Smedley, 
chief engineer and surveyor, of Phila- 

Recent Publications. 


x\nnual Proceedings Pennsvlvania Society 
of Sons of the Revolution, 1899-1900. 
Edited by Ethan Allen Weaver, Secre- 
tarv, and publislied bv the Society. 
8v6; 66pp. 

Besides the proceedings of the twelfth / 
annual meeting of the Society, the elo- ^ 
quent Evacuation-Day Address of Hamp- 
ton L. Cai-son, at Paoli, June 10, 1900, 
and the Eleventh Annual Sermon, by 
Rev. Richard Henry Nelson, preached in 
Christ Church, Philadelphia, are given 
in full in this publication. The total 
active membership of the Society, April 
8, 1900, wa.s 1118. 



Dr. John N. Jacobs, Financier. Our Revolutionary Sir^s. ,^>v^^' 

In 1890 the Montgomery Insurance, henry palsgrove, i'^' 
Trust and Safe Deposit Company was in was a son of George Pfaltzgraff, of New 
a bad way. May 5, 1890, it was forced to Hanover township. Heinrich Pfaltzgraff 
close its doors. Dr. John N. Jacobs was and Anna Maria Huber, daughter of Mich- 
called to the Presidency. What he did ael Huber, were married January 15, 1782, 
to bring back into credit and prosperity by the pastor of Falkner Swamp Reform- 
the institution— liow he borrowed money, ed churcli. Tliey had eight children- 
called an assessment on the stock, re- one son and seven daughters. Of these 
opened the bank's doors, restored conti- were: — 

dence, repaid tlie called assessment, met Maria Barbara Palsgrove, born April 

the temporary loans, wrote off losses, 24, 178:). 

resumed dividends, scaled down book Elizabeth Palsgrove, born April 7, 1785. 
value of real estate holdings, increased Susanna Palsgrove, born (Jctober 20, 

the surplus-during the ten succeeding 1787; married November 2, 180(i, George 

years, is told in detail, frankly and fear- tt " t, i n i • n 

;,.,,, , . ^Z. Honrv Palsgrove was enrolled m Lap- 

lesslv, HI the brochure of fifteen pages, ^ . ^,, •., . ^5 , .... '■ , 

\ , . , T^ T 1 ^ ^1 tain Pluhp Ilawn s militia company, oi 

recently given by Dr. Jacobs to the ^^ ..^ ^ ^ , • ■ i-^^ ,.-o" tt 

^ ,, •,, , '. , ^ . jSew Hanover township, in 1// / — /8. He 

stockholders, depositors and customers 01 , , -,. . ,^, ,. , , 

,, _, ^ ' ^ 1 , ., ,1- was also a soldier in the Continental army 

the Trust Company and to the public, • ,, t^ , ,. , i tt 

, , , ,.,, ^ ,. ■ *i, TXT ^ 1" the Revolutionary struggle. He ro- 
under the title Ten Years m the Mont- . - , . 

- m . 1 r. i! TA •. sided in ^ew Hanover township, 

gomery Insurance, Trust and bate Deposit tt t^ i ^ l^ j. 

^. - . ^~ ■ T. -A Plenry Palsgrove was one oi the veter- 

Companv of ISorristown, Pa., witli a , ■ , , ^, , , ■• i i i 

r^, ,' . , ^^ 1 , T-. ^ /-. .1 ans who paraded at the celebration lield 

Chronological Record 01 Events, Growth ^, ^ ', . ^ . ,„_,, ,,, ^^ 

,^ . , , 1 rn, . . . on the loth ot July, lS2b, at Swamp, ^ew 

of Deposits, Surplus and Trust Accounts, ^^ ^ i • • i s: ^^ 

. , \. , n^ -, ^ . -, -r ■ . \ Hanover township, in honor oi the seini- 

includmg a complete Tabulated List ot ^ ■ i j- xi j i x- r * 

'^ ' , , .,. T 1 centennial of the declaration of American 

Investments flie rehabilitated and en- . , , tt j- i t- i lo 

, . . . , ^ . , . , independence. He died February !•), 

larred institition has: Capital stock, ,„,,,, i i • i x t^ n l. ' 

^ '■ , , , ^, ^, ^^„ T .. 18,58, and was buried at lalknerSwamp 

|12o,000; surplus, |;125,000; deposits, ,, , , a rr., , , , 

;, „' ' „,, . r . Reformed graveyard. The local cavalry 

!iil,210,H2n. Tlie investments of stocks f, ,," t- u..rT 

'-, ' , . T , , , .,., company, the Swamp Light Horse, some- 

and bonds carried on the books at II,- x- x i j xi r i i ^ m x 

„„,,„, ^ ^, , , • times styled the Independent Troop, at- 

029,815, were worth at market prices, ^ , i i" ■ r i i x: i n 

^ ' ' ,, ^, ,„ ^,„ ^ \ tended his funeral and nred a volley over 

June 29, 1900, $1,106,768,— a profit of , . ,c< t^ ^ • u • \^ i 

„„„ ' ^ ' ' , . , . his grave. (See Perkiomen Region, \ ol- 

i?/6,29?). Dr. Jacobs makes this culmi- „ ,„. rm i x t- i ■ i 

! ^ , . . ,. . , ,. ume One, page 134). The late In-ederick 

natmg declaration in his unique pubh- ,, ,,. , ,, , . ,. , ■ 

. ° i- tr Brendhnger, who was Captain ot the cav- 

.■„„., , -, 1 airy company which attended the funeral. 

Since 1891 we have purchased and now • i xi ■ • \t icon <<Axtr n i 

, ,, ... nonoi-AA ^v t j^ ■^ T> A said this, in xMay, 1880 : "x\t Henry Pals- 

hold $1,029,845.00 worth of Rail Road , . , li t i ^ x t. 

_ , ' , , , ... ... grove s funeral the Independent Troop 

Bonds and Stocks (see list) which are ^ , , i v i -i-x i tx 
^, .,-,,,. ^^ ^^ , turned out and did military honors. It 
listed on the Philadelphia, New York ,, . 'i ■ ,• , 
and Baltimore stock exchanges and at ^^''^ '^ ^'^'T cold morning, drizzling and 
wliich they can be sold at any time. The hailing. On the way to the funeral we 
proceeds of which with the cash that the stopped at the house of Samuel Yerger to 
Company carries amount to more than ^^..^,,,„ ourselves. Rev. Mr. Hoffman 
all our deposits. So that all our Deposi- i i xi, xj i ^ xi 
tors can be promptly paid without notice Pi'^^ached the sermon. He spoke of the 
and without calling in any of our loans noble services of the Revolutionary sol- 
as the following statement shows: diers. On the way to the church we rode 

Cash in Bank S 45 022 71 our horses at a walk, and all suffered 

Cash in Philadelphia IfiS 777.17 ,. .i , • x„„„„ „^ij m s. ^\ 

Bond Account.... 1,029 845 00 h'om the intense cold. ^X'J 

^1,213,641 88 CIIRISTI.XN SI'ECIIT. 

.. , , , "~ «io^oi.-oo Christian Specht, son of Conrad and 

Deposits, sight 8 124 85/. 23 , ,, , , , • , 

Deposits, time 1,085 7(18.77 Barbara (Boyer) Specht, was born in the 

$1 210,626 00 yt'^r 1759, and was married, May 9, 1786, 



to Barbara Sensenderfer, daughter of 
^Martin and Haniia (Binder) Seiisendf^r- 
fer. Issue: 

1. ;Margaret Specht, born Jaiuiary 31, 
1786; christened November 18, 1788. 

2. Rebecca Speclit, died young. 

3. TIannali Specht, died young; was 
buried June 28, 1789, aged 10 niontlis, 26 

4. Joseph Specht, moved to Rockhmd 
township, Berks county, Pa.; had chil- 
dren: Joseph Specht, Frank Speelit, and 
EHzabetli Specht (who married William 

5. Henry Specht, lived in Falkner 

6. ]\Iarv Specht, born August 2, 1795, 
married Abraham Zern; died December 
30, 1863. They had five sons and six 

7. C'atharine Specht, born February 
10, 179S; married Daniel Gilbert. 

8. William Specht, born November 27, 
1800; flied 1S80. William Specht was 
Justice of the Peace, in New Hanover 
township, f(ir many years, and widely 
and favoraltly known. His remains are 
buried at Sassaman's church. 

9. Sarah (Salome), born June 28, 
1803; married Peter Keiter. 

10. Elizabeth Specht, born Februar}- 
10, 1807; married Jacob Eenninger. 

Christian Specht was in the parade at 
the semi-centennial celebration of Inde- 
pendence at Swamp, New Hanover, 
July 15, 1826. 

By act April 6, 1833, the legislature of 
the State of Pennsylvania granted to 
Christian Specht, of ^Montgomery county, 
a soldier of the Revolutionary war, forty 
dollars gratuity and an annuity of foity 
dollars from January 1, 1833. 

Mi-s. Jacob Eenninger, a daughter of 
Christian Specht. said (in 1880) of her 
father's service in the Revolution: "He 
was twice in the service; the first time at 
the age of seventeen. He spoke of Ani- 
boy as one of the places at which he was 
encamped during tlie war. He died in 
1837, aged seventy-eight years, three 
months." He often related the inci- 
dents of his campaigns in his old age. 

Christian Specht and wife are buried 
at Falkner Swamp Reformed church- 
yard. (See Perkiomen Region, Volume 
One, page 166.) 

Brief Notices of Colonial Families* 


John Zieber, the founder of a wide- 
spread family, lived along Society run, in 
Frederick township. He was married 
twice. His first wife was Margaret Du- 
bois, daughter of Isaac Dubois, of Beb- 
ber's township. Their children were: 

1. Rachel Zieber, bijrn November 9, 
1733; confirmed in the Reformed church 
at Easter, 1749, aged 16; married, Novem- 
Ijer 28, 1752, Johann Peter Reimer. In 
1776, Peter Reimer is taxed, in Perkio- 
men township, as owner of 80 acres of 
land, 3 horses and 5 cows. 

2. Rebecca Zieber, born ^lay 27, 1741. 
The Providence (Trappe) Lutheran 
Church Register says: "March 3, 1761, 
Bern hard Kepner and Rebecca Zieber 
(daughter of the late John Zieber) were 
married in the church.'' 

?>. Sarah Zieber, born July 25, 1744; 
married Andrew Heiser. They had: 
1. Racliel Heiser, baptized November 1, 
1765. — Trappe Lutlieran Church Regis- 
ter. 2. Elizabeth Heiser, born July 8, 
1767; married John ^larkley; died Sep- 
tember 2, 1823, buried at New Hanover 
Lutheran church. 

John Zieber's second w ife was Barbara 
. They had: 

4. Elizabeth Zieber, born November 
20, 1748; died August 15, 1752. 

5. John Zieber, born November 17, 
17.50; confirmed by the pastor of the 
Falkner Swamp Reformed church, on 
Friday before Whitsuntide, aged 15; 
married. March 17, 1772, Elizabeth Mark- 
lev; died November 23, 1829. (See The 
:\farklev Freundschaft, 1884, Pamphlet, 
page 11.) 

6. Jacob Zieber, born November 27, 
1753; baptized December 25, 1753; mar- 
lied Elizabeth Kuntz; died Januarv 24, 

7. Frederick Zieber, born February 1, 
175(). In the register of Old Goshen- 
iioppen Reformed churcli we find: Born 
April 19, 1790, Daniel Zieber, son of 
Friedrich and Christina Zieber. 

8. Philip Zieber, born November 15, 

John Zieber qualified for naturalization 
before the Governor on the 3d of August, 


He signed hir>' name- 



He and his family were members of the 
congregation of the Reformed church at 
Falkner Swamp. 



December 11, 17?)5, he purchased of 
John Micliael Herger and Margaret, his 
wife, 118 acres, 75 perches, part of a five 
hundred acre tract in Frederick town- 
ship, wliich James Shattuck granted, 
February 7, 1717, to John Michael Her- 
ger. ' August 4, 1730, he bought of Joseph 
Groff and Barbara, his wife, 83 acres, 53 
perches, part of one hundred and twenty- 
five acres in Frederick township, which 
Henry Pannebaker and wife conveyed, 
February 5, 1 72S, to Josepli Groff. 

He made a will, which was proven 
May 10, 1759. His wife, Barbara Zie- 
ber, and Frederick Antes were named as 
executors. He owned 250 acres of land 
in Frederick township, and 280 acres in 
Perkiomen and Skippack township, which 
formerly belonged to his first wife Mar- 
garet. He directed that his widow must 
bring up his four sons "in the Prespetiring 
religion & to Give them Due Education 
both Reading & Writing & Syphering." 
Francis Sliunk and Andrew Smith were 
appointed guardians for the four minor 

Til the private graveyard on the prop- 
ertv of Saiuiu'l Faiist, Esq., in Frederick 
towJiship, is a stone bearing this inscrip- 

johanp:s zibepv 

ist gestorben 

den 25. April 



March 17, 1747, Johannes Zieber and 
wife were sponsors for Johannes Miller, 
son of Dr. John Miller and Elizabeth, his 
wife, at the latter's house in Frederick 
township. [See article from Schwenks- 
ville Item in Historical Notes (scrap book) 
Montgomery county. Library of His- 
torical Society of Pennsylvania.] 

Barbara Zieber, widow of John Zieber, 
married Tobias Kepler. 

Muster Roll 

of Capt" Jacob Witz's Company of Potts 
Town Militia, 1781. 


Wm. Kafesiiider Jolni Sinister 

John P>ousH Jacoi) Bcem 

John Stromo Christn. Stanerack 

Henrey Kafcsnider Fredk Yost v 


Patrick McBride Henrey Welley 
Adam Carick John Teater 

Christopr. Slianer John McCartey 
Henrey Davidhizer Peter Paster 
John Fritz Michael Mason 

Barney Hetzel 


Peter Rafesnider Charles Lapley 

Jacob Harpold Wm. Potts 

Philip Rhoads Jacob Bealer 

Jojm Laypold Peter Rafesnider Jr 
Joliii Rafesnider Jr Jacob Rinhart 

Jolni Matliew David Stinerock 

John Stepliens Fredk. Mathew 

Sam. Rhods. 


Harinan Rafesnider John Malich 
George Beckley John Wertz 
Wm. Ives John Dennes 

Andrew Shaner William Thomas 

David Yocom Henry Sink 

John Rhoads 


Christn. Lassech Jacob Malsberger Jr 

Bartho. Wamback Fredk. Reckstone 

John Shaner Thos. Whats 

John Pool Philip Witz 

(ieorge Wisner John B(jldy 

John Taughabaugh John Handwarck 

Thos. Ives Jacob Shaner 
John Reifsnider 


Ensign James Jack George Beaghtel, 
Sarj. Nicholas Child farmer 

Corp. Jolm Child ISIathias Shaner 
Martin Wisner Samuel Brooke 

Conrad Hunter Henrey AVeasner 


Captn. Jacob Witz I>avid Lasich 
Sarj. Robe:t Taylor Fridk. Harpst 
Drum. Jacob Albrite Peter Rodarmel 
Fifer John Albrite Peter Tilber 
Jonas Yocam Felty Reifsnider 

Peter Dampman Bertha. Wickert 
Jolin l>arn Henrey Fox 

Patrick Hanley Joseph Antoney 

James Millard" Jacob Keison 

(ieorge Beghtel 


Lieut. Nathl. Child Christn. Pleam 

Sarj. Thos. White Thomas Mayburey 

Peter Saybold Jacob INhilsberger 

Andrew Bittel Thos. Boone 

Henry Kizer Anthoney Betz 

JohnLeavergood Thos. Child 
Christn. Beghtel 

Revolutionafy Pensioners. 


of Montgomery county, was granted an 
annuity of fori v dollars by act of March 
1, 1833. 



The Origin of the Union of the Reformed Church of Penn- 
sylvania with the Reformed Church of Holland. 


One of the most interesting studies for a historian is the study of the 
origin of things. It is his aim not onlv to chronicle events but also to 
shoAv the causes l)y which they come into existence. He must follow the 
stream of history to its very source. But this interesting study is also 
one of the most difficult. 'As the origin of life, so the origin of historical 
movements is often shrouded in deepest mystery, and w^e are glad if only 
a casual I'ny of light penetrates the darkness. 

This had long been the case in the history of our Reformed Church 
in this country. The fact that our church during the last century was 
united with and under the supervision of the church of Holland was 
indeed never forgotten. But how this union was begun, how the two 
churches, separated by more than 3000 miles, were brought into contact, 
had long remained an unsrlvecl mystery. This mystery was partly 
removed when Rev. Dr. Chaml^ers, pastor of the Reformed Collegiate 
church of New York, published in 1S76 in the Mercersburg Review, from 
one of the old record books of that congregation, the whole corresioondence 
leading up to the onlination of John Phili}) Boehm. Many questions, 
however, remained unsolved and in spite of all efforts no documents could 
be found in this country, which would offer the long-desired solution. 
Finally, through the efforts of Dr. Good, ]\Ir. Dotterer and myself, the 
the archives of Holland w^ere made accessible, in which a great mass of 
documents was found, containing the much-sought information. All of 
these documents were copied and complete extracts, bearing upon our 
church, were secured from the voluminous Acts of the Classis, the Classical 
Deputies, the Synods of North and South Holland and the Synodical 
Deputies. These five sets of minutes, together with the letters from 
Pennsylvania, enable us to speak now, for the first time, with some degree 
of certainty on the question, how the Reformed congregations of Pennsyl- 
vania and the Church of Holland were brought into contact. 

These documents have established, beyond doubt, that the most 
important factor in bringing the two churches together w^as the arrival 
and consequent activity of Rev. George Michael Weiss in Pennsylvania in 
September, 1727. The importance of this event can hardly be exagger- 
ated, and I fear that our historians have not attached enough significance 

to his arrival and activity, whi(;h brought about the most far-reaching 
consequences and shaped to a large extent the future history of our church. 
If, then, the arrival of Weiss is important (which we hope to show 
by tracing some of its important results), it would be of great interest to 
know what brought Weiss to America. Why did he come? Who called 
him ? Who sent him ? To these questions our documents supply but a 


partial answer, giving merely a few meagre statements, too meagre indeed 
for our interest, yet sufficient to answer the questions in a general way. 
There are but three documents, as far as I know at present, which refer to 
this question. We shall give them in their chronological order. 

The first is found in the minutes of the South Holland Synod, held 
at Breda from July 4-14, 1730. It is a report on the Pennsylvania con- 
gregations, read to the Synod by the President, Rev. Wilhelmius, of Rot- 
terdam. In this report he said, referring to the Reformed people in 

"Since their two ministers, the one having departed thither at a 
former occasion and the second [most probably John Peter jNIiller] at the 
present tinu; starting out on his journey, had been (piidified by the Palathiate 
Consistory, that therefore this new American church had been hitherto 
safely under its care, but that it would be Ijetter, l)ecause of the appar- 
ently hopeless condition of the Reformed Church in the Palatinate, if 
such a large open door would be under the supervision and protection of 
the Neiherland Synod." 

The second reference is in the printed "Report and Instructions" of 
1731, pu]^lished 1;)y the Synod of Dort. After liaving referred to the 
number of Germans in the province, the report continues: 

The German Palatines, migrating from their own country to Penn- 
sylvania, were unal»le to provide themselves with ministers. Finding no 
religious worship, many attracted by the good morals and blameless con- 
duct of the Quakers, joined themselves to them, preferring their worship 
to none. At last, four years ago, the Upper Comidory or Clas.^is of the Palat- 
inate sent over a. minister with a. number of people, migratinff from the Palatinate. 

The third reference is in a later re])ort of Rev. Wilhelmius, found in 
the minutes of the Synodical Deputies under date October 31, 1735, in 
which he said: 

"The ministry of these churches has been in charge of Rev. INIr. 
Weiss, who eame over with a colony of these Palatines, and who has now left 
his service and has been called to one of the churches of New Netherland. 
The other is Rev. Mv. Bohm, against whom the congi-egation is greatly 
embittered and from whom they have no service. The third is Candidate 
Rieger, who came with another colony and became a minister there." 

These references prove: 

1. That Rev. Weiss came in 1727 with a colony of Palatines to Penn- 
sylvania. This is corroborated l)y the immigrant lists, the first of which 
is headed l)y George INIichael Weiss, V. D. M. 

2. That he was sent with these people by the Upper Consistory of 
Heidelberg. It was therefore not an accidental meeting of these 400 im- 
migrants on the shi]) William and Sarah with Rev. Weiss, but lie was 
their leader, appointed to this place by the authorities in the Palatinate. 

All the details of this mission were no doubt entered into the Proto- 
cols or Acts of the Upper Consistory of the Palatinate or the "Ober Con- 
sistorium der Pfalz," as the Germans call it. No wonder that our his- 
torians have rei)eatedly tried to find out where these precious documents 
are, but thus far without any success. They are. lost, has been the un- 


varying answer to all inquiries. In the summer of 1898 another search 
was made for them at Heidelberg, Kai'lsruhe, Mannheim and Munich, 
with the same result. The authorities of the present Grandduchy of 
Baden know not what has become of them. They may have been 
destroyed or they may still be hidden in an obscure corner of one of the 
many German archives. We cannot give up the hope that they may still 
some day be found. 

The three extracts, given above, sujoply all the information, which 
we have at present on the mission of ^\'eiss to America. 

His arrival was followed by the most momentous consequences. At 
first indeed it seemed as if nothing but evil could result from it, f(jr l)y it 
the peaceful congregations were thrown into the greatest confusion. For 
two years .Jolm Philip Boehm had been acting as their minister, organizing 
them and administering to them all the means of grace — without ordina- 
tion. The arrival of Weiss acted like a bombshell in the peaceful and 
devoted congregations of Bfjehm. They were thrown into the greatest 
consternation by the open declaration of Weiss, that Boehm had no right 
to act as an ordained minister and the congregations had no right to call 
him to such a sacred office. Weiss Ijegan therefore at once to warn the 
congregations with letters and sermons against such irregular and unlaw- 
ful <'()nduct. ^\'ithout the knowledge and consent of Brehm he entered 
into all his congregations, preaching and baptizing in all of them. He 
even took it upon himself, ' 'by the power accorded to an ordained minis- 
ter of Christ," to summon Bahm to appear before the English Presbytery 
in the passage of the Presbyterian minister at Philadelphia. In short, he 
did everything to bring the ministry of Boehm to an end. 

But most of the people were faithful to their first pastor and hence 
they concluded to remove if possible the objection. Through the help of 
the Dutch ministers of New York they addressed a petition to the Classis 
of Amsterdam in July, 1728, asking tliat their minister be ordained by 
the Dutch ministers of New York. This request was laid before the 
Classis on November 14, 1728. The minutes of that meeting contain the 
following statement: 

"Do. Houthoff reports that the Deputies for foreign affnirs have re- 
ceived a letter from Ne\v York concerning the congregations in Pennsyl- 
vania. They wero thereupon requested to write a comforting letter to 
these congregations, to assure them that we would more fully consider 
and answer this request and to offer their advice to Classis concerning it. 
D"'. Van de Walle and Alstein were also requested to assist the brethren 
with their knowledge of the High German language." 

This comforting letter was written on December 1, 1728, while the 
letter containing the consent of Classis to Boehm' s ordination was not dis- 
patched till June 20, 1729. Whereupon Boehm' s ordination took place 
at New York on November 23, 1729. 

(To he Continued.') 


The Pawlings on the Perkiomen, 
xf>tAJ' ( Continued. ) 


son of Captain John Pawling, succeeded to the property on the Perkiomen, 
as stated in our last number. In 1734 he was rated for 1200 acres of land 
in Perkiomen and Skippack township. 

In Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette were published notices 
(dug out of the old files and given by F. G. Hobson, Esq., in his History 
of Providence township) showing a bit of farmer' s experience in those days: 

December 12, 1735: There has been ever since March last, about the 
plantation of Henry Pawlin, junior, in Perkiomen a flea-bitten ]Mare 
branded S. T. upon the near Shoulder, with a reddish Si)ot u})on her 
Flank, and a Bell about her Neck: She is about 13 hands high, and has 
now a young Colt with her. Whoever owns her is desired to come and 
fetch her, and pay the charges. Henry Pawlin, .tun. 

That domestic infelicity was not a stranger to the dweller on the 
Perkiomen in those days is evidenced by ttiis notice in the Pennsylvania 
Gazette : 

Whereas Mary wife of Hey. Pawhng Perkiomen Phila. county has 
eloped unjustly from her husband not having cause for so doing and as 
she has attempted to run me m debt in some places this is to therefore 
give notice that 1 will pay no debts contracted by her from the date here- 
of Phil. July 1, 1742. ■ Hey. Pawling. 

.lOIFN pawling, son OF CAPTAIN .lOHN PAWLING, 

married Elizal)eth DeHaven, daughter of Herman DeHaven. He lived, 
in 1744, in Providence township, and owned land in Providence and Perki- 
omen townships. 

May 18, 1744, the heirs of Isaac Dubois sold to John Pawling, of 
Providence township, and Joseph Pawling, of Bebber's township, 341 
acres on the Perkiomen, part in Providence township and part in Bebber's 
township, which Isaac Dubois had owned in his life-time. 

In the census of 1756 of Skippack and Perkiomen township ai)])ears: 
John Pawling, farmer, 3 children under 21; 400 acres of land, of which 
100 acres cleared; 2 negroes, 2 horses, 2 mares, 14 sheep, 20 horned cattle. 
Henry Miller, farmer, lived on John Pawling's farm. In 1776 he had 
475 acres, 4 negroes, 4 horses, 4 horned cattle. 

Concerning the children of John and Elizabeth Pawling we ascertain 

Ann Pawling, married Jacob Pennypa(;ker. Issue, Nathan Penny- 
packer and Elizabeth Penny packer. 

Hannah Pawling, married Jolm Hiester. 

Deborah Pawling, married William Twaddle. 

Pvachel Pawling, born July 10, 1765; baptized bv the pastor of Trappe 
Lutheran clim'ch, March 31, 1766; married, April 7, 1784, George Reiff. 

Rebecca Pawling, married. Lynch, j /^f'"' ' ' 


John Pawling lived upon his farm in Skippack and Perkiomen town- 
ship at his death. He owned a house and lot in Philadelphia. At 
the time of making his will he owned three slaves*, a negro woman, named 
Teen; a negro hoy under eleven, named George; and a negro boy, younger 
than the preceding, named Robin. 

John Pawling and Elizal)eth, his wife, were identified with Pastor 
Muhlenbei'g's congregation, and are buried at The Trappe. A fiat stone 
marks their grave. The words engraved on it are: 

In Memory of 


who Departed this Life 

October the 23"* 1789 

Aged 67 years 1 month 

and 25 Da3's. 


wife of John Pawling, 

Born May 16, 1723 

Died Dec. 9, 1791 


May 18, 1744, the heirs of Isaac Dubois sold to John Pawling, of 
Providence township, and Joseph Pawling, of Bebber's township, sons of 
John Pawling, late of Philadeli)hia county, deceased, 341 acres located on 
the Perkiomen creek, part in Bebber's township and part in Providence 
township, which Isaac Dubois had owned in his lifetime. 

According to the census of Perkiomen and Skippack township for 
1756, Joseph Pawling was a farmer, having 400 acres, of which 60 w'ere 
cleared; 4 children, one slave. George Walker, carpenter, rented of 
Joseph Pawling. In 1776 he was taxed on 300 acres, 2 negroes, 4 horses, 
6 cattle. 

In the Trappe Lutheran church record are entered these baptisms: 
Benjamin Pawling, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Pawling, born December 
25, 1750, baptized August 25, 1751; Maria Elizabeth Pawling, daughter 
of the same parentvS, bom October 5, 1756, l)aptized January 5, 1757; 
Anna Phaling, daughter of Joseph and Anna Phaling, born June 6, and 
baptized August 9, 1762. 

November 27, 1760, Joseph Pawling subbcribed £1 per annum towards 
the salary of Rev. Henry M. Muhlenberg, pastor of Trappe Lutheran church. 

The children of Joseph Pawling were, according to our information: 

1. Rachel Pawling, married LewLs Truckemiller. 

2. Benjamin Pawling, born December 25, 1750. He had a son, 
Joseph Pawling. 

3. Joseph Pawling; had a son, John Pawling. 

4. Maria Elizabeth Pawling, born October 5, 1756; married William 

5. Hannah Pawling, married John DeHaven. 

6. Ann Pawling, born June 6, 1762; married Jonathan Jones. 


In his will, dated June 12, 1797, lie describes himself as "ancient 
and advanced in years." His wife, Elizabeth, was living. His son, 
Benjamin Pawling, had, prior to this date, received the mill and planta- 
tion. He willed one of his slaves — "a negro wench" — to his wife. His 
sons, Benjamin Pawling and Joseph Pawling, were named executors. 
One clause in his will reads: "There is hereby reserved two acres of Land 
part of the above said premises for a family Burying Ground, to run from 
the Lower end of said Burying Ground to a small run on tlie northeast 
bank thence along said Bank up the run as to take in two acres of land as 
is already some dead are buried there." 

Joseph Pawling was a slaveholder. In the inventory of his personal 
property, amounting to £517 2 0, made July 22, 1797, by Samuel Penne- 
backer and Jacob Marckley, his four slaves are appraised: Phihs, £22 10 0; 
Peter, s £85 0; Anthony Mik, £37 10 0; Pegg, £60 0. January 11, 
1803, 249 acres of land, the estate of Joseph Pawling was appraised £2929. 


This Henry Pawling we take to have been the son of Henry and 
Jacomyntje Pawling. His wife, Eleanor, we take to have been the 
daughter of Captain John Pawling. His plantation was the 500 acres in 
Providence township, in the neck at the junction of the Schuylkill river 
and Perkiomen creek. 

March 2, 1761, Henry Pawling qualified for the office of Justice of 
the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Gaol Delivery for the 
County Court of Common Pleas for the County of Philadelphia. At the 
same time John Bull and John Koplin (pialiiied for the same office. 

Tlu' children of Henry and Eleanor Pawling were: John Pawling, 
who had a son Henry Pawling; Henry Pawling, who had a son Levi 
Pawling; Benjamin Pawling, Nathan Pawling, Jesse Pawling, William 

Pawling, Catharine Pawling, married Stalmford; Rachel Pawling, 

married Col. Edward Bartholomew, of the Revolutionary war, died in 
1794, aged 52 years. 

Henry Pawling owned an ieland in the River Schuylkill, known ]jy 
the name of Catfish Island. 

In the assessment of Providence township for 1776, his rating is thus 
stated: Henry Pawling, Esq., 290 acres, 2 negroes, 4 horses, 11 cows. 

In his will, executed on the 18th of November, 1791, he requests to 
be "l)uried near my dear parents and my dear wife in Providence." He 
bequeath(;d to St. James' Church £10 "for the purjwse of walling in with 
stone the grave yard of St. James's Church in Providence Township." 
To his daughters, Rachel and Catharine, he gave all his plate. He re- 
members in his will his brother, Barney Pawling. He gave and devised 
to "Col'. Henry Pawling, of the State of Kanetuck," Twenty Pounds as a 
small token of his sincere regard and friendship. The two to three 
hundred acres in Providence townshi]) on whieli stood the mansion house, 


in wliich the testator lived, passed Ijy ^vill into the possession of his son, 
Henry Pawling To his son, John Pawling, he gave 37 acres lying along 
the River Schuylkill, adjoining other land owned by said son. 


Prominent in i)ublic affairs and a leading spirit in important enter- 
prises was Henry Pawling. He it was who succeeded his father, Henry 
Pawling, as the occupant uf the homestead near the junction of the 
Schuylkill and the Perkiomen. January 20, 1789, he was appointed a 
Justice of the Peace of ^lontgomery county, and as such was one of the 
Judges of the Court. He is buried at St. James' Episcopal cljurch, 
Evansl)urg. The words upon the stone which marks his grave are: 

Sacred f^^\ 

to the ]\Ieniorv of / *^*E ^.,._ ^, 


who departed this life, J ^^'^ 

Octolxn- 23^^ 1S22, J 

In the 76th year J ^^^J^^' '•^''^^' — 

of his age. w. .- _.^'. '"*• 


son of the Henry Pawling, who made his will November IS, 1791, owned 
land, as siated, along the Schuylkill river. He doubtless owned Pawling's 
ford. In the tax list of Providence township for 1776, he is taxed as the 
owner of 200 acres, one negro, 3 horses, 6 cows, and a ferry. It is to this 
John Pawling that Rev. Henry M. ^luhlenberg, refers in his journal in 
the following entries: 

Wednesday, March 12, 1777. Mr. .3ohn Pawling sent word that his 
married daughter had died and was to he bui-ied in our churchyard 
to-morrow, and requesting my services. 

Thui-sday, ^NFarch 13, 1777. To-day we have stormy winds and 
rain. In the afternoon at 4 o'clock the funeral procession arrived with 
the corpse, as they could not ride the Schuylkill, but had to cross in 
canoes on account of the high water. I preached a short English sermon 
in Augustus church. 


]\Ir. ^Mlliam J. Buck, the historian, writes from Agner, Caroline 
county, Maryland, under date of July 31, 1900: 

In your August number I observe an interesting account of the Pawl- 
ing Family. I state in my account of the Pawling Family in "Camp 
Perkiomen," and also in article Perkiomen Township in History of Mont- 
gomery County, 1884, that the ancestor, Henry Pawling, came from Pads- 
bury, Buckinghamshire, England, and settled on a tract of 600 acres of 
land below the mouth of the Perkiomen, etc. My authority for this is 
the Penn ]MSS., which I arranged, and in which it is so stated, I think, in 
one of the volumes under land grants or purchases in Philadelphia county. 


Being early members of the Episcopal Church at Evansl:)nrg would indi- 
cate also their ICnglish origin. It appears by the aforesaid as if he had 
come direct here from England, l)ut is not so stated. Auge, in his Mont- 
gomer}'^ County Biographies, says they came from Ulster county, N. Y. 
I visited, last May, Enos. G. Schwenk's. The Pawling graveyard is on 
his land in the edge of a woods, but is close to his line. The following 
was published in the Schwenksviile Item, May 31st last: "Enos G. 
Schwenk, on wliose farm is located Pawling' s burying grounds, planted a 
flag on the grave of Lieutenant [Benjamin] Pawling, a soldier of the 
Revolution, who lies buried there." He was induced to do this on my 
representation of the services he had rendered there. You will see more 
about him in my said article on the "Camp." The army on their first 
arrival chiefly encamped on the lands of the two brothers John and 
Joseph Pawling. 

(To he Continued.) 

Record of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge, 1731-1761. 


The record book from which the following entries are taken has the 
distinction of l)eing the oldest "Congregational Record" in the Reformed 
Church. It therefore claims an unusual interest and deserves a more 
detailed descrii)tion. It measures 7f inches in width, and 12f inches in 
length. It is [)rovided with heavy, leather-bound, oak covers. The 
leather was at one time tastefully ornamented, but it is now torn and 
dilapidated. The covers show the remains of iron clasps; the leaves, of 
which there are at present eighty-one, are water-stained and yellow with 
age, showing that the oldest record of the Reformed C-hurch has passed 
through many a storm. 

The publication of this record is justified by both genealogical and 
historical considerations. It contains the history of some of the most 
prominent families in the Perkiomen Valley, giving information which 
can be obtained nowhere else. From a historical standpoint it is impor- 
tant because it makes us acquainted with the ministry of the earliest 
Reformed ministers at Goshenhoppen. Unfortunately the evidence fur- 
nished by the record has in nearly every case been misunderstood. The 
most absurd and impossible conclusions have been drawn from its pages 
and upon its supposed evidence has been built a history which is wrong 
in nearly every statement, containing the re(>ord of a minister who never 
existed, and omits ihe history of several others who lal)orcd for years in 
the congregations belonging to the charge. 

It is important to notice that during the thirty years of its use, the 
record served for the ministerial acts performed in all the three congrega- 
tions belonging to the charge — Old ()loshenh()})pen, New Goshenhoppen 


iind Great Swamp. This is evident from a comparison of the hsts of the 
members of the three congregations with' the names found in the bap- 
tismal entries. 

When the l)ook was Ix-gun in 1731 a numlier of leaves were left 
blank. Upon these Rev. Goetschy wrote afterwards in 1736 the title page 
and the first list of members; and Rev. Weiss in 1758 entered three addi- 
tional lists, giving the membership of the charge at the end of his ministiy. 

For the sake of historical interest we preface the baptismal entries 
with a literal transcript of the title page and the lists of members: 

The title page reads as follows: 

Dass Buch kostet 5 schilling. 

Tanf Buch 
Der Gemeind von Coschenhope. 
In welchem verzeichnet sind die Nammen 
der Kinderen 
welche (lurch die H. Tauf nach dem Befehl Jesu 
under die Gemeine Gottes als Glieder an- 
genomen worden im Beyseyn Christlicher Tauf- 
Zeugen deren Nammen sumt der Getauften Kinderen 
Elteren, von dem Rechtmessigen Lehreren hier 
eino;ezeichlet worden. 


Gott wolle Ihre Nammen 
mit dem Blut Jesu aus 
dem Siinderi Buch ausloschen 
und in das Lebensl)uch 
ein schreiben. Amen. 
Joh. Henricus 

Gretschius V. D. M. 
Helvetia^ Tigurina^ 
et ct. 

Pronuncias veritatem in 
Schippach, Alt Coschenhoppen, Neu Coschenhoppen, Schwam, 
Sacen, Aegipten, JMacedonia, Mlssilem, Oli, Bern et 


The book costs 5 shillings. 

Baptismal book of the congregation at Goshenhoppen, in 
which are recorded the names of the children, who were 
received through holy baptism according to the command of 
Jesus as members into the congregation of God in the 
presence of Christian sponsor, whose names together with 
those of the parents of the baptized children have been re- 
corded here by the regular ministers. 

Jyi^y God erase their names with the blood of Jesus from 
t' •\f sin and enroll them in the book of life. Amen. 




















John Henry Goetschy, Minister of the 

Divine ^^"or(l, of Zurich, Switzerland, etc., 
Thou art preaching the truth in tSchippaclv, etc. 

'List of the heads of families, belonging to the congregation of 

New Gorhenhoppen:" 

23. Andreas Lohr 

Jolian tSteinmann 

Henrich Galman 

Johanes Bingeman 

Joh. Georg Welker 

Benedict Strohm 

Philip Eirimert 

Johanes Hut 

Abraham Transu 

Andreas Greher 

Philip Ried 

Georg Mess 

Joh. Georg Pfalzgraff 

Jacob Fischer 

Paul Staab 

Wendel Wiand 

Herman Fischer 

Conrad Colb 

Joh. Michael Moll 

Fridrich Hilligas 

Michael Reder 

Joh, Bartholomeus Kuker 

Michael lAitz 

24. Georg Mertz 

25. Michael Fabion 

26. Henrich Jung 

27. Philip Jacob Schellhammer 

28. Lebnhardt Knopf 

29. Jacob Knopf 

30. Caspar Kamm 

31. Caspar Holzliauser 

32. Michael Zimmerman 

33. Baltasar Hut 

34. Niclaus Ensly . 

35. Jacob Maurer 

36. Fridrich Maurer 

37. Christian Knopf 

38. Fridrich Pfanenbeker 

39. Benedi(^t Raderly 

40. Valentin Griesemer 

41. Lorentz Hartman 

42. Georg Philip Dotder 

43. Jacob Meyer 

44. Daniel La war 

45. Peter Walper. 
[This list of 45 members was made by Rev. Goetschy about 173().] 

"List of the heads of famil 
to the congregation 
Peter Beissel • 
Philip Ried 
Berenh. Gucker 
Adam Bosserdt 
Andres Ohl 
Conrad Zimmerman 
Jacol) Ridi 
J. Adam Hillikas 
Georg Peter Hillikas 
Friedrich Hillikas , 
Hennerich Gallman 
J. Gallman 
Andres Grelx-r 
Ullrich Greber 
William Griesemer 
Peter Lauer 
Michael Roeder 
Jost Schlicher 
David Sclmiidt 
Ja(;o)) (xcry 

ies, who in New Goshenhoppen l^elong 
of Rev. Georg Michael Weiss:" 
21. Valadin Griesemer ' 

Caspar Holtzhauser 

Leonhardt Griesemer 

J. Georg Steinman 

Benedict Strohm 

Hennerich Jung 

Mi(^hael Moll 

J. Georg ^^\'lcker 

Con rad Wann en mach er 

Melchior Kolb 

IMichael Ried 

Andres Mauerer 

Abraham Segler 

Wevgandt Pannenbock 

J. Schell 

( 1 eora; Zimmerman 



Wilhelm Cleiger 
J. Nicolans Jung 
Geor<r Michael Kolb 

Samuel Somar 
















- 1. 










J. Mack 

Herman Fischer 
Wendel Wigandt 
Jacol) Maiierer 
Friflei'ich Maiieror 
-J. Huth, Senior 

47. J. Huth, Junior 

48. Philip Huth 

49. J. Nicolaus CEhl 

50. Hennerich Gebel 

51. INIichael Schell, Junior 

52. Jacob Fischer 

''List of the heads of famihe 
to the congregation of 
Johanes Jost 
Jacol) Hauk 
Jacol) A\\'itnian 
Samuel Schiiler 
Benedict Schwob 
Daniel Hister 
Jost Keller 
Bennerich Buhl 
Felix Lee 
Jacob Grul) 
J. HoUenbusch 
H. HoUenbusch 
J. Werman 
J acob Isset 
J "(iantz 
J. Muck 
H. Bamberger 
J. Brunner 

s, who in Old Goshenhoppen belong 
Rev. George Michael Weiss:" 
19. Andres Miiller 

Philip ^^'entz 


Kilian Zimmerman 

Ullerich Herzel 

J. Denig 

Stoffel Dickenschitt 

Jacob Hoffman 

Gabriel Schiiler 

J. Gotz 

Simon Moy 

J. Lee, Junior 

J. Denig, .Junior 

Baltasar Lam per 

H. Bamberger, Junior 

N Dickenschitt, Junior 

J. Gotz, Junior 

N Hildenbeidel 


"List of the heads of famil 
the congregation of 
Franz Rus 
Ullerich Rieser 
Ludwig Bitting 
Alexander Diefendorfer 
Peter Linn 
J. Schmidt 
Christian Miiller 
N. Miiller 
Jacob Diil)S 
Jacol) A\''etzel 
N. Kehler 

Jacob Wetzel, Junior 
Felix Brunner 
J. Reiswick 
Joseph Eberhardt 
Michael Eberhardt 
Michael Eberhardt, Junior 
Ulv Spinner 
J. Bleyler 
Hennerich Bleyler 
Philip Heger 
N. Hitz 
J. Huber 


les, who in Great Swamp belong to 
Rev. George Michael Weiss:" 
24. Abraham Faust 

Hennerich Huber 

Jacob Huber 

Rudy Huber, der Wagner 

N. Huber, der Schneider, des 
Hitzen Tochterman 

Rudy Frick 

Abraham Ditloh 

N. Ditloh, Junior 

J. Nicolaus Mombauer 

Paul Samsel 

N Villauer 





.Johanes Huber 

J. Huber, Junior 

Philip Bohm, der Schlosser 

Valadin Kaiser 

Daniel Hucken 

N Huber, des Schneiders 

Hubers Bruder. 

41. Ein Weber bey Ditloh wohnend 

42. G Weiss 

43. N Kunius 

44. David Streib 

Andres Greber 


[These three lists of members were made by Rev. Weiss in 1758. 
Before that date the record was not in his possession. This appears from 
a note of Weiss himself. 

(7b be Continued.) 

Payments for Land by Purchasers in the Perkiomen Country. 

Extracts from the Journal kept in the Land Office of the Proprietaries. 


June 25, 1741. Reced Qnit rents of sundry persons, viz: 

» 2 mo 6 of G. P. Totherah 150 a. Fredericks, 2 yrs in full 8 4 

♦ do of Mich. Totlierali 50 a. " 4 " " " S4 

.,.„^ 2 mo 8 of Uh-ick Steffer 100 a. Salford «> " " " 1 5 

ni 2 mo 15 of John Zieber 107 a. Frederick 1 yr " " 11 

i 2 mo 16 of Jno. Isaac Klein 132 a. Old Grant. 

do 134 a. 

do 50 a. Salford arrears 2 14 7 

2 mo 20 of Jacob Free 150 a. Fredk. Tp. 6 yrs in full 1 17 6 

3 mo 5 of Wendel Weyan 220 a. Upper Hanr. (j yrs in full 2 Ki 6 
3 mo 5 of Joseph Grouff, jun., 150 a. Saucon 3 yrs in full 18 

June 25, 1741. Quit rents received @ 55 ^ C viz: 

i 3 mo 5 of Wendel Wvan, 226 a' Upper Hanover 

6 y'' in full 
3 mo 9 of Jacob Overhalser 

50 a^ Salford 6 y^ in full 
3 mo 27 of Michael Timerman 

333 a' In-a. of Perk'' y" arrears 

3 mo 30 of Adam Hamer 

200 a^ Gilberts Manor 27 y^ 

4 mo 2 of Sebastian Timerman 

100"' Maxatawny 7 y' in full 

June 25, 1741. Perkasie I^ands a? Farm Dr. to Cash 

Paid Walter McCool for stock 
Jan'' 3, 1740, paid d° for a horse 
May 20, '41, paid d" for 2 horses &geers 20 5 52 6 

July 9, 1741. Reced of Christopher Markley 

in full for 50 a" Land at Andeahelia 7 15 

July 17, 1741. Reced of Paul Kergner 

in part for — a' in the great Swamp 22 

August 6, 1741. Reced of Casper Mover 

for — a' near Macungie in part 5 

August 12, 1741. Reced of Jona. Robison 

in part for 143 a*" in Douglass 

Philad" C". 22 3 2 

August 13, 1741. Rec" of Philip Keyler 

in part for — a' between Rich Valley 

and Great Swamp 2 

Sep'- V, 1741. Reced of INIichael Mover 

in part for — a' on a branch of Lehigh Creek 5 











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Prof. Dr. Weckerling, of Worms-on-the 
Ehine, in a communication dated July 
17, 1900, speaks of family names of Palat- 
inate origin that he found in The Perkio- 
men Region, Volume Two, and says: 
Even concerning one of my own family, of 
whom we had lost trace, I found mention. 
My wife is by birth a Freed. The name, 
so far as we know, occurs in our locality 
only in one case — that from which my 
wife is descended. The given name 
Philip, Avhich is borne by a Freed on 
page 81, is often used by members of my 
wife's family. "We feel grateful to you 
for pointing out to us a Freed in America, 
who was manifestly an emigrant member 
of the Freed familv here. 

The second installment of the ancient 
record of the (Toshenhoppen Reformed 
Charge appears in this number. It is 
fortunate for the cause of local history 
that one as expert as Prof. Hinke has 
undertaken the task of deciphering the 
difficult and indistinct penmanship, and 
of clearing up the confusion caused by 
entries uiade out of place and under 
wrong date, in this record. The impor- 
tance of a correct transcript of this manu- 
sci-ipt becomes apparent when is noted 
the large number of leading families who 
were identified with the charge. 

The Historical Society of Mcmtgomery 
County owns a valuable building in the 
centre of Norristown, in which are an 
auditorium, a library rooui, and a num- 
ber of offices which are rented to pro- 
fessional men. The debt remaining on 
this property is $3(X)0. 

David Shultzc in 1757. 

The first entry of the year is the wed- 
ding of Melchior Shultze, David's broth- 
er, on the 4th of January. The bride's 
name is not recorded. The usual farm 
work was done — 700 sheaves of wheat, 
yielding 31 bushels, were threshed in 
four days, beginning the 5th. The 8th 
and 9th were dewy. The large hog was 
slaughtered on the 10th; weight, includ- 
ing the head, 250 lbs.; 12 lbs. of lard was 
obtained. On the Uth the rye w-as 
threshed. On the 17th and 18th Philip 
Lar, the hired man, split rails. The 21st 
was rainy. 2()th and 27th rye threshing 
produced 16 bushels. 29th, Little Michel, 
otherwise Michael Ewert, died in Heidel- 
berg township. About February 21, Sol- 
omoir Jennison, the strong man, died. 
During the Winter days Mr. Shultze 
found time to read books and make 
notes therefrom. In Jamiary he com- 
piled statistics, and entered them upon 
his journal, concerning famous towers — in Vienna, Strasburg, Landschutt 
and Breslau. In February, he made a 
similar statement as to the great bells 
then in the world, instancing those at 
Moscow, Pekin, Vienna, Erfurt, Breslau 
and G(.erlitz. 

In March his journal is written in 
English, with these exceptions: 1, the 
aged, well-known Arent Hassert of Phil- 
adelphia died this month; and, 2, Lewens- 
beiger of Weissenburg died, also Eber- 
hard Kopp, the potter. 

April 15, the wife of Benedict Strohm 
was buried. The same month died 
Lichtenwa^lder's wife of ^Macungie; Tobias 

■^ ( .«, 

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Moser, on the Jordan; William Schnrm, 
residing on the Manor land, while on a 
journey to Arawell; Schettler, of Heidel- 
berg township, and Peter Crow, of Berks 
hill or Macungie. 

May 1, John Hiestand's youngest 
daughter, aged 4 years, died, and was 
buried May 3. The Indians murdered 
many people at the Minisinks — Bitten- 
bender, etc., — and Abr. Miller's wife was 
captured; on the 19th they murdered 
more in and above Tulpehocken; on the 
28th a man was shot dead at Alleraengle 
— Eckinroth by name. A memorandum 
made under May is: May 2, ride to John 
Campbell without fail, and survey 3 
tracts of land — which T did. 

In June, George Pfaltzgraf, of Falkner 
Swamp, died, and was buried on the 9th. 
A man named Drumm was killed at Alle- 
mengle on the22d, his wife wounded and 
a son carried off, but escaped. This 
month he made notes to ride to Oley on 
the 27th June or the 4th July to meet a 
business engagement with Elizabeth 
Keim, and on the 25th June to call on 
William Dillinger. 

Brief Notices of Colonial Families. 


one of the Earliest Settlers ov the Manatawny 
or Great Tract of 22Sin acres. 

One of the earliest sales from the Man- 
atawny tract to an actual settler was 
made to John Krey. 

August 24, 1714, Lodwick Christian 
Sprogell, of Philadelphia, dyer, and 
Katherine, his wife, sold to John Krey, 
of Mahanatawney, yeoman, for £65 law- 
full Silver Money of America, 400 acres 
in Mahanatawny, beginning at a hickory 
tree by the river Scliuylkill, thence 
northeast 738 perches to a black oak for 
a corner, thence northwest 80 perches to 
a post for a corner, thence southwest 812 
perches to a white oak standing by the 
river Schuylkill, thence up the several 
courses thereof 80 perches to place of 
beginning, subject to yearly quitrent to 
the Lord of the Fee and under yearly 
rent of 12 pence payable to John Henry 
Sprogell. Lodwick Christian Sprogell 

bought this from John Kenry Sprogell 
February 17, 1714. 

John Krey and liis son William were 
naturalized September 28, 1709. John 
Krey died between February 7, 1720, 
when he made his will, and March 18, 
1720, when it was probated. He was 
married twice. 

From a document dated April 21, 1742, 
we learn the following: 

Children by the first wife: 

1. William Krey, deceased. 

2. Peter Krey, of Lancaster county, 
cordwainer, eldest brother and heir-at- 
law of Wm. Krey, dec'd. 

3. Jacob Krey, of Lancaster county, 

4. Mary Krey, wife of Jacob Sentznich, 
of Lancaster county, yeoman. 

Children by the second wife, Sytge 
, were: 

5. Deborah Krey, wife of Jacob Ober- 
holtzer, of Salford township, Philadel- 
phia county. 

6. Susannah Krey, of Philadelphia 
county, spinster, 

7. Katherine Krey, wife of Christian 
Holdeman, of Salford tp., Philadelphia 

8. John Krey, of Bebber's township, 
Philadelphia county, 

Sytge Krey, the widow of John Krey, 
was now the wife of Hubert Cassel, of 
Bebber's township. 

OhI Family. 

Information about the Ohl family or 
families that came to Northampton coun- 
ty between 1740 and 1775 from Germany 
is desired by the undersigned, who is 
compiling the history of the family. 
Henry G. Ohls, M. D., Elgin, 111. 

Where They Came From. 


Adam <Tebhard, of I-pper Milford, 
George Horn, (teorge Reh and Nicolaus 
Peter, of Heidelberg, all of Northampton 
county, were from Breyberg, in the 
Odenwald. They gave notice of their 
intention to make a journey to their nf,- 
tive place in the Spring of 1781. 



Our Revolutionary Sires* 


Died, October 12, 1841, in Upper Han- 
over township, Montgomery county, 
Michael Klein, aged 82 years, 10 months. 
He was buried at the Six-cornered church. 
Rev. Mr. Waage preached the funeral 
sermon from Deuteronomy 32: 7. 


John Hill resided on Swamp creek, at 
Walter's mill, on the road from Swamp 
to Hoffman's. . He was an easy-going 
man, spending much of his time in gun- 
ning and fishing. At Swamp, New Han- 
over township, on the 15th of July, 1826, 
John Hill was one of the old soldiers 
who took part in the celebration of the 
completion of fifty years of American 
independence. He died in New Hanover 
township on February 17, 1838, and was 
buried with military honors on the 19th, 
at New Hanover Lutheran church. The 
Third Troop of Montgomery County Cav- 
alry (Swamp Light Horse) attended tlie 
funeral and fired a volley over his grave. 
Rev. Conrad Miller preached the sermon 
at his funeral. 

Reed Family — An Inquiry. 

John Reed was 12 years old when the 
Revolution came; died between February 
16 and February 27, 1815; resided in 
Frederick Co., Maryland; never married. 

Jacob Reed, born January 4, 1772; died 
March 12, 1829; resided in Frederick 
county, Maryland; married. May 15, 
1820, Susannah Jacobs. 

Abraham Reed, born May 7, 1774; re- 
sided in Rockingham county, Virginia. 

Isaac Reed, born November 5, 1775; 
died January 26, 1847i resided at Lexing- 
ton, Kentucky; married Rebecca Prall 
(whose mother was Mary Stout). 

Henry Reed, born November 25, 1780; 
died March .30, 1815; resided in Tennes- 
see, Kentucky and Ohio; married Eliza- 
beth . 

Benjamin Reed, born March 13, 1782; 
resided at Mount Carmel, Illinois; mar- 
ried Polly Prall (sister to Rebecca). 

Sarah Reed; resided in Frederick coun- 
ty, Maryland; married John Walling. 

Maria Reed; resided in Philadelphia 
and Wilmington, Delaware; married 
Keefer or Kiefer. 

Catharine Reed; died after 1825; re- 
sided in Philadelphia, Pa. , Market street, 
above Front; married Abraham Schrack, 
about 1800; they were Lutherans. 

Wanted, the names of the parents of 
the foregoing. 

These children were all born in the vi- 
cinity of Philadelphia; some say at The 
Trappe, others say in Bristol township, 
Philadelphia county. The family is 
Dutch, and at one time there was an old 
Dutch Bible in existence containing rec- 
ords. The father is said to have served 
as Commissary in the Revolutionary war. 
The mother is said to have borne the 
homely name of Betsy. Christian 
Schrack, of Philadelphia, the son of 
Abraham and Catharine Reed Schrack, 
had the portraits of his grandparents 
( whose names we are seeking) . On these 
portraits were their names, but the por- 
traits passed into strangers' hands, when 
Christian Schrack died, and cannot be 
located. Reasonable compensation will 
be made for obtaining information desi)-- 
ed. Reply to F. H. H., care of Perkio- 
men Region. 

n — 

Capt. Stephen Bloom's Company. 

Copied from the original: 

A Return of v« fore Marching Classe 
that is now ordered to y^ feald Sep'. 22°*, 



Charles Simpson Thomas Dickson 

Christian Stump Jacob Weant 

Caleb Foulk Samuel Castner 

John Erwin William Springer 

Jacob Smith William Williams 

Martin Raker Jacob Histier 

Joseph Shoemaker Pliillip Stillwagon 

THIRD CLASS. Amos Griffeth 

TT V, Lpvi Jinkens 

Humphrey Hugh j^^^^ jinkins 

Mat hi as Boze 

John Jonsant 

( hristian Dilcart j^ewis Waltere 
Hugh Evans 

John Dilcart ^^^^^ ^lass. 

Job Lukens Jacob Dilcart 

Barnit Bever Joseph (jriffeth 

Petei' Hoffman Daniel Hoffman 

William Mar'-is 
Cadwalader Griffeth 
Stephen Bloom, Capt. 



'* General" Wade. 
Dr. B. H. Detwiler, now of Williams- 
port, Pa., but a son of tlie Perkiomen 
Country, writes interestingly concerning 
an eccentric character who flourished 
some sixty years ago at The Trappe: 

About 1840 General Wade was in the 
zenith of his glory. He lived near Col- 
legeville. He had a small farm, a few 
pigs and chickens, and a choice brood 
mare with a number of colts following 
him upon the roads wherever he rode the 
old bay mare. He was a tall, muscular 
man, of good appearance and address. 
He had an antipathy to women, and a 
standing joke among the neighboring 
farmers was sending woinerf tramps to 
General Wade for domestics. The ire of 
the old man was shown by expletives 
that had a sulphurous odor. He had a 
comfortable two-story frame house, which 
he used to cook in. His sleeping apart- 
ment was in the loft above his chickens, 
using a buffalo robe for his bed and bed- 
ding. It was necessary to build or en- 
large his barn— a few boards were want- 
ing to complete it. These he took from 
his house. His isolated hermitical life 
drove the friends of his youtli from iiim. 
He was not insane, but eccentric, honest 
and hard-working, caring for his horses. 
My brother asked him one winter day to 
breakfast with us. A cantering of a horse 
or two at four A. M. announced his com- 
ing. We made him welcome, but do not 
recall any succeeding invitations. He 
gradually deteriorated and I lost siglit 
and remembrance of him. 

At the fourth annual meeting of the 
Hench, Dromgold, Hartman, Rice and 
Ickes Families, at Groff's Park, Perry 
county, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, 
August 9, 1900, Key. Vernon Rice, of 
New Bloomfield, Pa., read an interesting 
Historyof the Rice and Reiss Family, a 
printed copy of which John M. Hartman, 
Gowen Avenue, Mount Airy, Philadel- 
phia, has kindly sent to The Perkiomen 
Region. Zachary Rice (Reys or Reiss) 
was born in the year 1731, in Europe, 
and when arrived at years of manhood 

came to Pennsylvania. He learned the 
trade of a millwright before he came to 
our shores. He built a mill for the sep- 
arating of clover seed, on Pickering creek, 
near Pikeland station, Chester county. 
In 1757, he married Maria Appolonia 
(afterwards called Abigail) Hartman, 
born September 4, 1742, daughter of Jo- 
hannes and Margaret Hartman, residents 
of Chester county. Twenty-one children 
were born to them, seventeen of whom 
lived to a good old age. These parents 
and children attended Augustus Lutheran 
church, at The Trappe, thirteen miles 
distant from their home. During the 
stirring scenes in Chester county in the 
Revolutionary war. Yellow Springs hos- 
pital was fllled with wounded soldiers. 
Historian Rice says: "One of the most 
frequent visitors to this hospital, was 
Mrs. Rice, who on her en-ands of mercy 
carried food and delicacies to the sick 
soldiers. During these visits she con- 
tracted the typhus fever, from the effects 
of which she never fully recovered. In 
peisonal appearance Mrs. Rice was a 
stout, well-built woman, warm hearted 
and ever ready to lend a helping hand. 
It is related that after the battle of Bran- 
dywine, Washington retreated across the 
Chester Valley to the Yellow Springs, 
passing by way of the Rice liome. Halt- 
ing with his staff officers, he asked for 
some water to drink. Mrs. Rice quickly 
sent one of her daughters to the spring 
for a bucket of water, and mixing into it 
some sugar, rum and spice, made flip, a 
then common drink, and presenting the 
bucket to Wasliington, addressed him as 
'my lord.' Washington immediately re- 
plied: 'We have no titles here, we are all 
brothers; my heart is with my poor men 
who lie on the battlefield at Brandy wine.' 
This was one of Washington's dark nio- 
ments, but genius drinks the cup of sor- 
row to the dregs and is strengthened 
thereby." The wife of Zachary Rice died 
on November*), 1787, and was buried at 
Pikeland churcli, Cliester county. Seven- 
teen of her children walked in procession 
to her grave. In the year 1700, Zachary 
Rice went westward and settled in Mil- 
ford township, now Juniata county, Pa. 
He died Augusl'U, 1810, and was bu ried 
at Church Hill, Juniata county. 


The Origin of the Union of the Reformed Church of Penn- 
sylvania with the Reformed Church of Holland, 



We now know from the minutes of the Classis that this appeal of the 
Reformed congregation, written in July, 1728, was tne first ever sent to 
the Classis, and the Classical Minutes of Novemher 14, 1728, contain the 
first reference to the Pennsylvania churches. The Acts of the Classis have 
thus definitely settled the question when and how our Church was first 
brought to the notice of the Classis. 

The coming of Weiss, which at first appeared r.s a great evil, was 
therefore really a blessing in disguise, for the first important result which 
it caused was the ordination of Boehm, through which his ministry gained 
much power and influence. 

The second result, still more important, was that through this ordi- 
nation and the consequent reconciliation of Weiss and Bffihm, a corres- 
pondence was begun, which exercised a lasting influence over our church 
and finally led to the sending of Schlatter in 1746. All this can ulti- 
mately be traced back to the coming of Weiss, his quarrel with Boehm, 
and Bcehm's appeal to the Classis for ordination. 

But the influence of the arrival of Weiss is by no means exhausted, 
when it is shown that by it, although indirectly, the Classis of Amsterdam 
becf'me interested in our churches. 

There was another more direct and perhaps even greater influence. 
When Weiss arrived in Pennsylvania, he had in his possession a Latin 
certificate and a commission by the Upper Consistory of the Palatinate, 
dated May 1, 1727. When he began to attack the ministry of Boehm, on 
the ground of his lack of ordination, the friends of Boehm answered f)y 
asking for the j^roof of his own ordination. When he produced his Latin 
certificate, the people would not accept it as evidence, saying that, as they 
were unal:)le to read Latin, there might be something quite different in the 
papers he produced. Weiss was therefore compelled to write for a Genu an 
certificate on December 2, 1727. At the same time he enclosed a re2)ort 
on the religious condition of the province. On April 26, 1728, the Con- 
sistory answered his request and gave him the following certificate: 

"Whei'eas, Mr. George Michael Weiss, born in Eppingen, in the 
Electoral Palatinate, and at present stationed as a Reformed Minister at 
Philadelj'hia in Pennsylvania, under date of December 2nd of the last 
year, made a report to the Consistory of the Electoral Palatinate concerning the 
present religious and ecclesiastical affairs there — 

"And whereas, on this oecasic.n he gave us to understand that (al- 
though he had received from this Consistor}^ a Latin certificate of his life 
and doctrine at his journey thither) he needs also a certificate in German, 
because of the diffi(uilt circumstances in Avhich he Ls placed and especially 


on account of those persons who do not understand any other language 
(but German): — 

"Therefore, we testify, as we did before, that he is not only orthodox 
in his doctrine and unblamable in his life, peacea))le and sociable in his 
conduct, but he has also l)een found edifying in the sermons which he 
has preached on several occasions, and we have no doubt that if the Lord 
grant him life and health, he will be of great usefulness under divine 
blessing and be a means of edifying many souls." 

The most important part of this testimonial is the reference to the 
report of \^'eiss dated Deceml)er 2, 1727. Let us try to follow its influence. 

On July 6-16, 1728, the Synod of South Holland met at Woerden. 
At this meeting "a letter was read by the President to the Christian Synod 
from the Great Consistory of Heidel1)erg, containing a request to receive 
something for the l)uilding of a church in Pennsylvania for our fellow 
believers, who from the Palatinate have gone thither, because they are 
compelled to worship under the blue sky." 

We naturally ask, where did the Palatinate Consistory obtain such 
information about the Reformed people in Pennsylvania ? We answer 
unhesitatingly, from the report of Weiss; and perliaps we may add the 
supposition that it was this report which suggested to them to write to 
Holland. But whether this be true or not, the fact remains that the 
Palatinate Consistory would not have Avritten to Holland unless they had 
some definite information upon which to base their ai)peal. This infor- 
mation was furnished by the report of Weiss, which called the attention 
of the Palatinate Consistory to the helpless and sad condition of their 
countrymen in Pennsylvania and influenced them to appeal for the first 
time to the Synod of South Holland in behalf of the German Reformed 
emigrants in Pennsylvania. 

It has alread}' been pointed out by Dr. Good how wonderfully two 
opposite currents met in Holland in 1728, influencing the Dutch church 
to care for the Reformed colonists of Pennsylvania. The one current 
came from Rev. Ba^hm to the Classis of Amsterdam and the other from 
the Palatinate Consistory to the Synod of South Holland. But, as we 
have shown, if these currents be traced back far enough it is seen that 
both proceed from the activity of Weiss in Pennsylvania. The o])position 
of Weiss to Brehm's ministry (caused the latter to appeal to the Classis 
and the report of Weiss to the Palatinate Consistory caused the Consistory 
to appeal to the South Holland Synod. Thus, through the activity of 
Weiss, both the Classis of Amsterdam and the South Holland Synod 
were made acquainted for the first time with the needs of the Reformed 
people in the year 1728. 

Finally, we can trace th(! influence of Weiss still in another direction. 
In 1727 ReifT went to Euroj^e "to fetch his relations" and at the same 
time he tells us he took with him a petition which "the said congrega- 
tions of Philadelphia and Skippack in conjunction with their minister, 


George Michael Weitzius (alias Weiss), did prefer to the excellent Classis 
of Divinity in the United Provinces, which petition .... was signed 
and subscribed by the church wardens or elders of both the said congrega- 
tions of Philadel]>hia and Skippack, and it set forth the unhappy and 
ntcessitous condition of the said congregations and prayed the charitable 
donations of the said Classis, and this defendant delivered the said peti- 
tion to Dr. Wilhelmius." 

We have seen that Weiss wrote to the Palatinate in December, 1727, 
and it is at least possil:le that Reiff may have taken both letters along, 
the one to the church of Holland and the other to the Palatinate Consis- 

The influence of the letter of Weiss can clearly be traced. 

From July 27 — August 5, 1728, the Synod of North Holland met at 
Alkmaar, shortly after the meeting of the South Holland Synod, which 
had considered the a])})eal from the Palatinate. At this meeting of the 
North Holland Synod, the corresponding delegate from South Holland 
recommended the church of Pennsylvania to the liberality of the Synod. 
To this request the North Holland Svnod answered that they also had 
"received a letter from Philadelphia, asking to hold a collection for them, 
in order that a new church might be built for our fellrw believers, who 
have fled thither from the Palatinate." 

It is evident that Rev. Wilhelmius had handed the appeal of Weiss 
to the North Holland Synod. 

But this letter of Weiss also influenced the South Holland Synod. 
For when this Synod met in 1730 at Breda, its President, Rev. Wilhelm- 
ius, read a long and interesting report on the condition of the Reformed 
people in Pennsylvania. (It could not be the report of Weiss itself, 
wdiich he read, as it contains references to the recent departure of enji- 
grants from Rotterdam. ) Wilhelmius could not have obtained his infor- 
mation from Weiss orally because the minutes of Synod have no reference 
to the presence of Weiss. There is no evidence that Weiss and Reiff were 
in Holland before August 10, 1730. Such being the case, there only 
remains the other alternative that Wilhelmius obtained his information 
from the petition of Weiss, written in 1727. 

Summarizing the results of our investigation we have shown: 

1. That the opjjosition of Weiss to the ministry of Boehm caused the 
latter to appeal to the Classis of Amsterdam, by which our Church was 
brought for the first time to the attention of Classis on November 14, 1728. 

2. That the report of Weiss, written to the Consistory of the Palati- 
nate on December 2, 1727, influenced the Con.istorj' to appeal for the 
first time to the Synod of South Holland in behalf of the Pennsylvania 
churches, which appeal was laid before this Synod in July. 1728. 

3. That the petition of Weiss, addressed in 1727 to the church of 
Holland, first brought the Pennsylvania church to the attention of the 



North Holland Synod in July, L728, and inspired the first elal)orate 
report concerning Pennsylvania to be laid before the Synod of South 
Holland in July, 1730, by Rev. Wilhelmius. 

All these facts, established beyond question, must lead us to the in- 
evitable conclusion that Rev. George Michael Weiss was the primary and 
most important factor in bringing the church of Holland in touch with 
our church and in laying the foundation of a union which lasted for sixty- 
four years (1728-1792). 

HoMB OF AUDUBON. Courtesy ot W. U. Richaidsou, Norrisiown. 

The Pawlings on the Perkiomen. 



William Bake • ell, an English gentleman, became owner of three 
hundred acres of the Pawling lands on the banks of the Schuylkill and 
the Perkiomen. He named it Fatland. Mr. Bakewell's daughter mar- 
ried John J. Audubon. Mr. William J. Buck sends us the following de- 
scription of the plantation, taken from the Norristown Herald: 

"WuL Bakewell advertises, dated Fatland Ford, August 7th, 1813: 
his Plantation, 5 miles from Norristown, contains U]iwards of 200 acres, 
one-third very good woodland. House 45 by 35, stone. Avith piazza on 
each side, a two story kitchen and wash-house, adjoining a large stone 
barn with stables for 40 head of horses and cattle, two tenements, a 
threshing-mill, which threshes 12 bushels of barley in an hour. Stone 
hay-house 5(> feet long, a stone building for sheep 90 feet long, with 2 
wings 30 feet each and i(-e house. On the Schuylkill is ;i shad lisliciy. 
This farm for healthiness and fertilit}^ is not exceeded by any othei- in 
Pennsylvania. The estate is situated near the junction of the Perkiomen 
with the Schuylkill. Is admirably calculatiMl for keeping sheep, having 
kept between 2 and 300 near 10 years, without having lost any l)y dogs. 
If not sold before the 24th of Sept., it Avill be sold at puljlic vendue, to- 
gether, together with 200 sheep of the English jNIorina breeds, 1 pair of 



oxen and other cattle, 4 asses, 7 horses, a drilling machine, a large 3 
furrow plow, 2 wagons, 2 carts, a large roller, above 30 pigs of the English 
Berkshire breed." 

*'The 23rd of 10 mo., 1805, was spent at my relation's, Wm. Bake- 
well' s. The more I see of this place the more I am convinced that it is 
one of the most beautiful and healthful situations I have known either in 
America or England. " — Extract from Robert Sutcliff's In the United States. 


The church record of Rev. Dr. Muhlenberg's Trappe congregation 
contains several entries regarding the Pawlings. 

October 6, 1745, the day of the dedication of the newly erected 
church edifice, Rev. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg baptized three slaves 
owned by Mr. Pawling (the record does not give the Christian name) and 
recorded the circumstance in the church book in these words: "Oct. 6, 
1745, were baptized Johannes, Jacob and Thomas, three slaves of Mr. 
Pawling, sent on the day of the dedication of the church." December 17, 
1763, Johannes Pawling' s three year old daughter, Rachel Pawling, was 
buried, in Providence, by the pa,stor of the Lutheran church at New Hanover. 

Another reference to John Pawling is made in Rev. Henry M. Muh- 
lenl)erg's diary. As there were several John Pawlings at that time and in 
that vicinity, it is not certain to w i ich of them the diarist refere. The entry is ; 

Tuesday, December 31, 1776. To-day, Mr. John Pawling brought 
fifteen hundred weight of hay at 4s. per hundred; makes £3,' which I 
]»aid him, and gave the servant Is. 3rf. 


(Curtesy of W. H. Richardson, Norristown. 



David Shultze^s Journal. 

( Continued. ) 
[January, 1757.] 

4, Nuptials Melchioris S. fratris Ne major sit Benignitas, quam fac- 

mei. ultas. Cicero. 

5, 6, 7, 8. Wheat dr. 700 Sheaf, Der 8tephanus Thurm zu Wien ist 

31 bushel. Hoch 481 Fuss 

8, 9. Thau Wetter. oder 241 Bresslauer Ellen 

10. Die grosse Sau geschlacht, oder 236 Wiener Ellen. 

schwer 250 lb. mit dem Kopf, Der Strasburger Thurni 494 Fuss. 
12 lb. nieren Schmaltz. Der Landschutter soil noch hoher 

11. Korn dr. 12. Went with John sein, nach dem spruch wort: 

Der Wiener der stiirckste, 
Der Landschutter der hochste, 
Der Strasburger der schonste. 

Der Bresslauer Elisabeth Thurm 364 



14, I 

Martin to g. Swamm. 

Went to Robert Jones 

Shell's Deed. 

18. Ph'p Reals made. 

got Mony for M\ . . r. 

20. Wheat dr. 13^ b. 24, 


Regen Wetter. High Waters. 

Went to John Dankel in Mac- 


27. Surveyed for Leonard Hei- 

ser, John Weber, Warm- 

kessel, and Andrew Fetzer. 

28, Returned. 

27. Korn dr. 16 bu. 

Surveyed for Henry Stouffer. 

Den 29'° Januar ist der kleine 
Michel, oder Michael Ewert 
ge torben, in Heidelberg 

6. Michael Shell 
for 3 . . . 

, Junior, sold his 
to Baltzer Jiickel 






Memorandum, Sept. 10"\ 1757, an 
Geo. Ritter in Conegoshik. 

That Adam Walter | : and perhaps 
his son Jacob Walter : | is 
upon a certain Mill, to en- 
quire of Christopher Dicken- 
shid in Shippach. 


1 Township .... Grosse Glocken. 

2, 3. Surveyed for Daniel Hamm. Zu Moscau gegossen Anno 1653, pr. 

4. Returned in cold weather. 

7. Went to Robert Jones, got 


8. Surveyed for Jacoli Fislicr 10"'" 

9. Went to Salisl)ury Township 

Ad. Blank. 

10. Returned. Got but 8 shillings. 
10. (ieorge my Brother came innn 

22. Settled his Cause witli Melchior. 

This Month much Snow and Rain. 



Alexius Michalowitz Czaar, 
19 Fuss Hoch, 18 Fuss Weit, 
umbkrciss 64 Fuss, Schwer 
440, (XK) lbs., verdorben im 
lirand 1701, d. 30' Junius. 

Pc(!kinger Glocke, 13 Schuh 
Hoch, 12 Schuh weit, 1 F. 
Dick, circuit 44 Schuh, 
schwer 120,000 lb. 

Wiener (jlocke, Schwer 354^ 
Centner, Hoch 10 Fuss, Cir- 
cuit 31 Fuss, dick 9^ zoll. 



22, 23. Surveyed for Jacob Iset, 
Jacob Smith, Geo. H. Griin- 

Line run at Geo. e* Ch^Shultze. 

^^'rote at Henry Heiligs. 

Went to Rockhill Township. 



George went to Philad". 

About February 21 ist der Salomon 
Jennigson or Jeenison ge- 
storben, Der Starke. 
Der sich wie ein Lew erwiesen 
iiberworffen mit den Riesen, 
den wirft eine kleine Driisen. 

Der Kloppel lang 11^ Fuss, 
13 Centner Schwer. 

Die Erfurter. Hoch 9 Fuss 8 breit, 
29 Circuit, Schwer 25,400 lbs. 

Die Bresslauer. Weit 9 Fuss, Cir- 
cuit 28 Fuss, dick 1 Fuss, 
schwer 220 Centner, der 
Klopfel 5 Centner, gegossen 
1507 von George Milden. 

Die zu Gorlitz ist 270 Centner 

Jacob Fisher sold his Plantation 
Michael Shell for 200£. 




28. Surveyed 
D. 1, 2. for Jacol) Morehard. 
3. Returned from David Hiibner. 
11. 20£ Lent of John Sell for Geo. 
the bond dated the 9'\ 
My Brother George sett out 
for Conegoschick. 
^^"™. Kelly came from Cone- 





[March. J 

Andrew r>er alte V)ekante Arent Hassert zu 
Philadelphia ist diesen Monat 
auch gestorben. 
Der Lewensberger in Weissenbergh 
ist auch gestorbeii, als auch 
der Eberhard Kopp der Hiiff- 

French Fleet at Louisbourg. 
August V\ 1757. 






^^"ent home to Tinnickim. 
\\'ent to Olev. 15, 16, 


veyed there for \\Mliam 
Pott, etc. 

Maccongy Road altered. 
Surveyed for Peter Trexler. 
22. Divided ^^'igard' Planta- 
Went to Easton. 26, Return- 
ed. Paid Uy. W". Pai-sons 
£17 10 6^ 
Went to Ph. J. Acker in Mac- 
29, 30. Rainv weather. 
3Q, 31. Surveyed for Ph. J. Acker, 
Dewald Coontz, Christian 
Heisler, ' Adam and 
Conrad Bien. 
d. 1 April returned home; my Mare 
was Sick. 




80 guiLs Beafremoi 









64 voni Martineco 





Le Brun, 



Forniidable.SO B. d. la Motte 




Daupliin R 

64 von Brest. 












74 von Toulon. 


. . . . 


V. Ad. 

18. BienagrieRe,34 

19. Corneville, 32 Frigaten. 

20. Fleur deLis,30 

21. Hermione, 34 

1274 Gung. 

1. Returned from Maccongy. 
4, 5. ^vas at . . . Vendue. 

D. . 

April ist das Benedict Strohms 
sein Frau gestorben. Den 



6, 7. at Martin Fittings Vendue. 

12. Went with Conrad Gresy. 

13. Surveyed for Christian Cassel. 

2 /3. 

14. For John Tool and Peter Swab 

at Jacob Moreys. 

15. For John Mayer, Miller in 


16. At John Nichol France. 

18. Went to Cedar Creek Mill. 

19. Surveyed for Frederick Ledich. 

20. For Jost Diel and Ulrieh Wirth. 

21. For Hans Geo. Sterrigh. 

22. For Adam Mowre and for 

John Frey. 

23. Returned. 

25. Surveyed for ^V"^ Maybury in 

Upper Solford on the County 
line. 363 acres. Got 10 shl. 

26. Surveyed for Martin Sturtzman 

und Frantz Laitshar Junior. 

27. Lines run out at David Strei- 


27, 28. Haber und Flaxsaam ge- 

29. Hillegas Plantation divided. 

D. 18' April zum Fredrich Le.lick 
dem Kramer aufs Millslagies 
Land zu messen ohnfehlbar 
zum Adam Mowre. Which 
I did. 

15'™ begraben word en. 

Des Lichtenwalders Frau ist in Mac- 
congy audi gestorben. 

Der Tobias Moser am Jordan is 
auch gestorben. 

Der Wilhelm Schwiirm auf dem 
Mannor land ist auf seiner 
Reise nach Aneweil auch ge- 

Der Schettler im Heidelbergen Town- 
ship ist auch gestorben. 

Der Peter Crow in Berks hill oder 
Maccongy ist auch gestorben. 

Spanish M. a War. 

44 Ships of the Line. 
18 Frigates. 

4 Bomb Galliots. 

3 Fire Ships. 
12 Chebecks. 

81 and five packet Boats. 

Adam Engles s. late Stribeck, the 
Warrant was tacken up l)y 
one Summer. 7 shillings 







Went to Daniel Ludwig near 

Manetawney. Surveyed for 

Surveyed for Widdow Andeesin. 
Returned home. 
Surveyed for Henry Hertzel 

and Stephan Talman. 
For Adam Kronnes an Christian 

and George Reinhardt. 
6. Indian Corn planted. 

Haber siihen finished. 
, 11, 12, 13. for l)uekwheat 

Roads were repaired. 
Went to Baltzer Fedemian. 
11. Surveyed for him and Geo. 

Keebler, a n d Matthews 

Brother, Adam Kercher. 
For Geo. Shreiner, Martin 



Den r™ Ma}^ ist dem Johannes Hy- 
standt sein jiingstes Madgen 
von 4 Jahr auch gestorben. 
d. 3. begraben worden. 

Den l""" May sind \vieder viel Leu the 
in Menesinks ennordet wor- 
den von Indianern. Des 
Abr. Millers Frau gefangen, 
der Bittenbender ermordet, 

D. 19""' haben die Indianer wieder 
viel Leuthe in imd oben 
Tulpehoccen todt gemacht. 

D. 28""' ein INIann in Allemingle todt 
geschossen, etc. Eckinroth. 

Den 6"" May ist ein gross Schlacht 
geschehen zwischen den 
Preussen und Keyserlichen. 
Di(^ Preussen haben victori- 

Darnach ist Praag so- 










Martin Pittings last Vendue. 

Returned home. 

Hefelfinger and Farber came 

Surve^'ed for Andrew Wint. 
For Jacob Judah, e' Rudolph 

For ^"alentine Young and 

Church land. 
Surveyed for Sheafer e' Church 

at Shippach Jacob Arndt's 

Went to Maccongy. 25, 26. 

Surveyed for Geo. and Henry 

Steininger, Barthohne Miller, 

'-'7, for Daniel Knowse, 2 ps. 
For Daniel Zoller, Returned. 

D. 2" 

gleich belaget worden. D. 
24. und 28'° INIay geschahen 
2 grossen Ausfalle, darbey 
die keyserlichen sehr viel 
Volk verspielten. 
' May ohnfehlbar zum John 
Campbell zu reiten and Sur- 
vey 3 Tracts of Land — which 
I did 

D. 5' 

\\^heat at Den 

was very 

" 311) 

3/6 got £5 8 6*; 

hot weather. 8, 

had a sore foot. 
^^''ent P' Trexler in Maccongy. 

He went down with me. 
Went to Maccongy again and 

returned in much rain. 

Brought there the draft for 

the Road. 
Das brachen finished. 
17, 18. Ha}^ laddei-s made pr Philip. 
17. Very much rain and high Wa- 
ters with Thunder and great 

Zu miihen begint. 25, Some 

Wieder gemaht. 
A Nuptial at ]^Ielehior^Viegners. 
Leonard Griesmers Nuptial. 
30. For Buckwheat j>lougiit. 





ist im Fak^oner 
Schwamm der George Pfaltz- 
graf gestorben. den 9"^ be- 
graben worden. 
22"" ist in Allemingle ein Mann 
nahmens Drunuii von den 
Indianeni . . . getottet 
worden, Sein Frau blessirt, 
ein Sohn mitgenohmen, der 
aber wieder durchgegangen. 




Den 18"'" .June ist wieder eine grosse 
Schlaclit in Bohmen ge- 

Admiral Coates at Jamaica 


1. Marlborough, 

90 Guns. 

2. Edinburg, 


3. Princess Mary, 


4. Dreadnought, 


5. Augusta, 


6. Assi.stant, 




8. Robuck, 


9. Humber, 


10. Lively, 


11. Sphynx, 


12. Slioreham, 


13. Rye 


14. Wager, 


15. One Sloop. 

Nach Oley zu der Elisabeth Keimin 
zu reiten d. 27' June, oder 
den 4"'" July. Zum \\'illiam 
Dillinger zu reiten d. 25' 
Benedict Strohm married again. 
62 y. old, a girl of 15 years. 


{To be Continued.) 



Record of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge, J 73 J -1761. 


( Continued. ) 
I. Baptis.,:s' by John Peter Muller, 1731-1734. 



1. Aug. 

2. " 

3. " 

4. " 

5. " 

6. " 

7. " 

8. " 

9. June 6 

10. " 25 

11. " " 

/ 12. " " 
^ 13. Aug. 22 

14. " " 

15. " " 

16. Sept. 21 

17. " " 

18. Oct. 31 

19. Apr. 9 


Philip Labaar and wife 

FriedrichMaurerand wife 

Johan Georg Welcker and 

Herman Fischer and wife 

Andreas Hag and wife 
Henricli Rether and wife 

Joh.MichaelLutz and wife 
Herman Decher and wife 
Michael Heyder and wife 
Johan Wilhehn Labaar 

and wife 
AbraharaTransou and \vi fe 
Johan Jest Kob and wife 


f AnnaMaria 
t Jacob 
Maria Susanna 

Anna Catliarina 

Johan Wilhelm 
Johan Adam 

Elisbeth Barbara 

Johan Adam 
Johanna EUsbeth 

Jolian Abraham 
Johan Adam 

Jacob Danckel and wife Johannes 
Jost Henckel and wife 

Georg I^utenbuscli and 

Joliannes Huth and wife 

Anna Maria EHsa- 

Maria Mai-garetha 

Jolian Philip 
Wilhelm Schraitt and wife Johan Jacob 





26. " " 

27. June 4 

28. " " 

29. " " 

.30. " " 
31. " " 

V .32. June 1 1 

Elias Lang and wife 

JohannesBleuler and wife 
Joh. Jost Seler and wife 

Jacob Schmit and wife 

Johan Philip Emmert and 

wife, ]Mai-ia Gatharina 
Burckhard Hoffman and Andreas 

Jacob Wetzel and wife 
Hans Adam Blanck and 

Fridrichllillegas and wife 

Maria Magdalena 

Anna Elisabetha 
Jolian Jost 

I Wilhelm 

\ Abraham 

Johan Peter 
Johan Wilhelm 

Elisabeth Barbara 
ThomasHamman and wife Anna Maria 


HenrichBissbing and wife 
Jacob Sclu'llhammer and 

Valentin (Jrisheiiner and 

Joseph Eberhard and wife 
.lohannes lleiuibt'rg and 


Anna Glara 

Johan Leonhard 

Johan Michael 


FridrichHillegas and wife ^ 
Anna Maria Segler and 

Jacob Maurer 
Maria Susanna Zimmer- 
AnnaCath., wife of Joh. 

Wilhelm Schmit and wife 
Michael Rether and 

Susanna Zimmerman 
FridrichHillegas and wife » 
Anna, (jeorg Best's wife 
Johan Adam Blanck 
Johanna Elisabeth, 
daughter of Frantz Stupp 
Michael Schell 
Johan Adam Beuscher 

and wife 
Johannes Bingeman and 

Valentin Griesheimer 

and wife 
Jacob Danckel and wife 

Joh. Philip Emmerth 

and wife 
Jacob Keller and wife 

Wife of Lndwig Schlosser, 

Maria Magdalena 
Peter Diethert and wife 
Jost Henckel and wife 
Wilhehn Schmit and 

Abraham Saler 
Johannes Hut and wife 

Andreas Maurer and 
Anna Marg. Zinnnerman 
Jolidnn Prter MiwUcr 
Wilhelm Labaar and wife 

Anna Barbara, daughter 

of Kaspar Kamm 
Wife of Christian Lehman 

Anna Maria 
HenrichBissbing and wife 
Ghristopliorus Schmitt 

Johan Leonhard Hoch- 

Johan Michael Eberhard 
Adam Wanner 







35. June 11 Joseph Eberhard and wife Anna Margaretha Margaretha, wife of 

Michael Eberhard 

36. July 30 JohanPeterLauerandwife Johan Georg 

Jacob Maurer and wife Andreas 
38. Nov. 24 Johann Adam Eucheling Leonhard 
and wife 
" Bartholomjeus Gucker Susanna 


Peter Walbert and wife Chrisfcophorus 

Johan Georg Zimmerman 
Andreas Maurer 
Leonhard Schmit and 

Anna Maria Herbig 
Christopher Schmit and 

Christoph. Schmit and 



41. Jan. 21 Joh. AdnmStadlerandwife Susanna Catharina Philip Emmert and wife 

42. " " Joh. Fridrich Maurer and Johan Fridrich FridrichHillegas and wife 


43. Mar. 25 Paul Stab and wife Johannes Johannes Hut and wife 

44. " " Michael Dotterer and wife Maria Margaretha Herman Fischer and wife 

45. Apr. 22 Baltiisar Huth and wife 

46. May 20 Jacob Fischer and wife 

Johan Conrad 
Johan Jacob 

Konrad Kolb and wife 
Jacob Hoffman and wife 
Adam Stadler and wife 

Johann Pliilip Emmert Maria Catharina 
and wife 

48. " " I^lrich Hertzel and wife Johann Georg 

49. " " Christophorus Moll and Catharina 


50. ** " Joh. Bingeman and wife Henrich 

51. " " Georg Rautenbusch and Peter 


52. " " Michael Zimmerman and Joh Michael 


53. June 17 Casparus Holtzhauserand Johannes 


54. " " Adam Wanner and wife A ima Margaretha Martin Buedding and wife 

Peter Moll 

Jacob Fischer and wife 

Henrich Rether and wife 
Peter Rautenbusch 

Susanna Zimmerman 

and Michael Rether 
Johannes Bingeman 

55. July 15 Herman Fischer and wife Maria Barbara 

56. Aug. 12 Peter Hess and wife Johann Henrich 

57. " " Wilhelm Labar and wife Anna Maria 

58. Sept. 16 Peter Dieterth and wife Anna Maria 

59. Oct. 17 Andreas Loher and wife Feronica 

60. " " Jacob Danckel and wife Anna 

61. Nov. 11 Joh. Georg Stein man and Anim Barbara 



62. Jan. 

Andreas Eccert and 

Maria Barbara Mack 
Henrich Rether and wife 
Adam Blanck and wife 
Anna Maria, wife of 

Joh. Pleuler [Bleiler] 
JohannesZechlerand wife 
(leorg Heilig and wife 
Anna Barbara Steinman 


1 Christian "Willauer and Johann Adam 
" Peter Matern and wife 

64. July?28 Abraham Trandsu and Johann Jacob 
wife, Anna Mai-garetha 
" Micliael Heiter and wife Anna Maria 

" Hans Michael Butz[Lutz] Johan Adam 

and Margaretha his wife 
" Joh. Georg Kroner and Margaretha 

Anna Elisabetha his wife 
" Joh. Hut and Johannes 

Anna Maria his wife 
" Joh. Phili]) Emmerth and Anna Maria 
Maria Catliarina his wife 


Johann x\dam Beuscher 
and wife 
Maria Margaretha Henrich Busker k andMar- 
garetha, wife of H. Buskerk 
Jacob Keller and wife, 

Anna Maria 
Anna Maria Heck 

Johan Adam Beuscher 

Johannes Geiger and 
Elisa Anna Marg. his wife 
Joh. Philip Emmerth 

Joh. Hut and Anna Maria 
his w^ife 

[These 69 baptisms were performed ])y John Peter Miller. This 
appears from two considerations. Rev. Boehm in his report of 1739 
refers to the congregation of Goshenhoppen as follows: 


"When Do. Weiss came in the beginning into this country [in 1727] 
and caused all the confusion, they adhered faithfully to him and when he 
travelled to Holland [in 17S0] to make the well known collections, they 
joined themselves immediately to Miller." This statement is confirmed 
b}'- the record, which shows that Miller was sponsor at the 26th baptism.] 

{To be Cmitinued.) 

Revolutionary Pensioners. 


The legislature of Pennsylvania granted David Kerbaugh, a Revolu- 
tionary soldier, of Montgomery county, a gratuity of forty dollars, and an 
annuity of forty dollars, payable half-yearly during life, from January 1, 
1825. The State treasurer was directed to pay the money to Caspar 
Schlatter, of said county, for Kerbaugh' s use. A year or two later, the 
legislature directed the payment of the pension to Kerbaugh direct. 


of Montgomery county, a Revolutionary soldier, was granted by act Janu- 
ary 19, 1825, a gratuity of forty dollars and an annuity of forty dollars 
from January 1, 1825. 


December 27, 1826, was approved by Governor J. Andw. Shulze an 
act granting Mary Hollman, widow of Anthony Hollman, of Montgomery 
county, a soldier of the Revolution, forty dollars immediately and forty 
dollars annually, during life, from January 1, 1827. 


at the session of 1816-17, Pennsylvania legislature, was granted a gratuity 
of forty dollars and an annuity of forty dollars. 


of Bucks county, a Revolutionary soldier, was granted a gratuity oi forty 
dollars and an annuity of forty dollars from January 1, 1828, by the 
State legislature. 


The State granted Andrew Sox, of Montgomery county, an oltl sol- 
dier, a gratuity of forty dollars and an annuity of fort}^ dollars during 
life, from January 1, 1822, payable half-yearly. 


of Montgomery county, was grantcnl a gratuity of forty dollai's by tlie 
legislature of Pennsylvania on March 6, 1883. In the act of February 
18, 1834, his name again ai)pears for the same sum. 


of Montgomery county, was granted forty dollars in full by act of Feb- 
ruary 3, 1833. 


Vol. III. No. 7. 

91.00 n Yt-Hr. 

Zhc pcvhiomcn IRcGion, 

|pa0t anb jpreeent. 

Perkiomen Pablish'ngf Co., 

Ifi05 N. Thirtkenth Street, 

Henry S. Dotterer, 



Falkner Swamp Reformed church, at 
New Hanover, Pa., is being remodeled. 
The descendants of Rev. John Philip 
Leydich and Rev. Frederick Dallecker 
are putting in windows in memory of 
these former pastors of the historic con- 
gregation. Leydich was pastor from 1748 
to 1765 ; Dallecker, from 1784 to 1799. 

Mr. Robert Ran, of Bethlehem, Pa., 
recently visited the graves of Henry An- 
tes, in Frederick township, and Conrad 
Weiser, near Womelsdorf. At the annual 
meeting of the Moravian Historical So- 
ciety, held in the old Whitefield House, 
at Nazareth, Pa., September l.S, 1900, Mr. 
Ran read an account of his visit to the 

graves of these worthies of the Colonial 

The Pennsylvania Magazine for Octo- 
ber, 1900, gives a fac-simile of No. II of 
the Philadelphische Zeitung, dated Satur- 
day, June 24, 17.32, printed by B. Frank- 
lin, in Market Street, Philadelphia. The 
original of this is the only known copy of 
this newspaper. It was discovered by our 
friend, Rev. A. Stapleton, of Carlisle, Pa., 
in one of his antiquarian rambles. It has 
been secured, through the exertions of 
Mr. Julius F. Sachse, for the Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania. It had fifty 
subscribers at the date this number was 
issued. The subscription price was five 
shillings. It was issued bi-weekly. 

AV. H. Richardson. Norristown, Pa., 

has issued a series of illustrated postal 

aards, bearing views whicli will stiumlate 

i-(iterest in our local history. The sub- 

■cts brought f)ut thus far arc : The 

Schuylkill at the IMouth of the Per- 
kiomen ; Mill Grove Farm, the First 
Home of Audubon in the United States ; 
Washington's Headquarters, 1777-8, Val- 
ley Forge ; Fort Huntington, Valley 
Forge ; The Intrcnchments, Valley Forge; 
Mount Joy, Valley Forge ; Norristown 
Friends' Meeting House ; Old Swedes' 
Church, near Brideport, Pa.; Plymouth 
Meeting, Pa.; Old St. David's at Radnor; 
Old Trappe Church and Norristown Luth- 
eran churches. 

The Pennsylvania-German, published 
by Rev. P. C. Croll, A. M., at Lebanon, 
Pa., has just completed its first volume. 
The October number contains an appre- 
ciative and noteworthy biographical 
sketch of Reverend INIichael Schlatter, by 
Prof. Wm. J. Hinke. The biographer in 
this case draws largely upon the copious 
material recently brought to light in 
European archives bearing upon the re- 
lations of the Holland, German and Swiss 
Reformed Church organizations and their 
Pennsylvania fellow-believers and pro- 
teges. The editor of the Pennsylvania- 
German closes the volun)e in bouyant 
spirits. His admirable publication has 
met with high favor. He has demon- 
strated what his ideal is. He deserves a 
hearty support; and we trust he will have 
twenty thousand subrcribers before the 
second volume closes. 

Otir Revolutionary Sires* 

Died, at Pottstown, August lo, 1845, 
George Leader, in the ninety-second year 
of his age. He was a soldier of the Revo- 



David Shultze's Journal. 

The second half of the year 1757, Mr. 
Shultze records minutely the operations 
on the f^rm, as was his wont. .July 2, he 
had his Rye cut by ten sicklers besides 
his own people, the quantity being 1500 
sheaves. The 12th and 13th the wheat 
in the new field was I'eaped, yielding 1300 
sheaves, and on the 16th three acres more 
were reaped producing 430 sheaves. He 
was bringing new ground under cultiva- 
tion. He took an active interest in the 
public affairs of the time ; on the 28th of 
July he went on horseback to Easton to 
attend the making of a treaty with the 
Indians. Of surve5ang little was done in 
July — the farmers were quite taken up 
with their crops. Mr. Shultze, however, 
found time to note what was going on in 
the world around him and abroad ; for 
he thought proper to enter upon his 
journal lists of the fleets sent forth by 
England, then our government, to war 
with the French. August 3, he went 
again to Easton. On the 4th peace was 
proclaimed. On the 8th — 1 1th he garnered 
his oats crop of nearly 2900 sheaves. Sep- 
tember 29th he went on horseback with 
Wislers, his neighbors, to Philadelpliia, 
to the election ; at 3 o'clock in the morn- 
ing of October 1st he returned to his 
home. October 17th Philip -Lahr, his 
farmer, took to Germantown a load of 36 
bushels of wheat, which he sold there for 
4s. 2d. per bushel. 

The death of persons well known to 
him, Mr. Shultze usually records in Ger- 
man. He notes these : July 31, the wife 
of Andreas Warmer was buried in Towa- 
mensing September 20, Jacob Nnss died 
of dropsy. October 2, iu tiie night, Henry 
Bachnian, carpenter, died after two weeks' 
illness. October 12, a child of Wendel 
Wyant was buried. This month tlie wife 
of Robert Tliomas, the elder, died. The 
aged Johannes Drissel, in Great Swamp, 
also died in Octobc-. November 8, the 
widow of the elder Andei's, in Towa- 
mensing, died. Doctor .John l>i(>uier, of 
Philadelphia, known nil over Pennsyl- 
vania, died this month. About the 2()tli 
of December, William I'iir.sous, tlie ex- 

tensive land owner, died at Easton. On 
Christmas Night Frederick Reimer, re- 
siding on Society run, Frederick town- 
ship, in Falkner Swamp, was frozen to 
death in the snow. Toward the close of 
the year, Frantz Rotli, of Salisbury town- 
ship, died after a few hours' illness. 

The Antes Memorial Fund. 

The cash contributions remain at $88.23, 
as stated in Number 1 of the present 
volume of The Perkionien Region. The 
wealthly American descendants of the 
distinguished Colonist are slow in coming 
to the support of the projected memorial. 
We regret this. Unless one or more of 
the family meanwhile make up the Fund 
to the amount required (about !!i7.50), the 
sums already paid in will be witiidravvn 
from the saving fund in which they are 
deposited, about January 1, 1901, and re- 
turned in full, plus the interest accrued, 
to the several ccjntributors. 

Recent Publications. 

Michael Schlatter Memorial Addresses at 
the Sesqui-Centennial Held in Hagers- 
town, Md., by the Svnod of the I'oto- 
mac, October 20, 1897. Reading, Pa.: 
Daniel ]Miller, Printer, 1900. Paraph- 
let; 61 pp. 

Papers piepared by Rev. Cyrus Cort, 

D. D., General John E. Roller, and Rev. 

E. R. Eschbaeh, D. D. , make up this pub- 
lication. It is illustrated with portraits 
of Michael Schlatter, Y. D. M., Kev. 
Cyrus Cort, D. D., Col. Henry Boucjuet, 
Gen. John E Roller, Rev. John Brown, 
D. D., and Rev. E. R. Eschbaeh, D. D. 
< leneral Roller's contribution treats large- 
ly of the early (iernian and Swiss settlers 
of the Reformed faith in the valleys of 

Revolutionary Per.sioners* 


widow, of Montgomery county, was grant- 
ed by the legislature April 8, 183.'!, a 
gratuity of Forty dollars, and an anmiity 
of Fortv dollars, from .January 1, 1833. 



Days Devoted to Research Abroad. 




While ill Strasbxu'g, ]Mrs Dotterer and 
myself had the benefit of kindly atten- 
tions from Mr. Jules Beck, a wealthy re- 
tired merchant, whose acquaintance we 
made througli a letter of introduction 
from from Mr. Kudolph Koradi, the con- 
sul of the Swiss Republic, at Pliiladel- 
phia. Although not actively engaged in 
mercantile affairs, Mr. Beck has an inter- 
est in two or more large business houses 
in Strasburg. Apart from a long commer- 
cial experience, he has been an extensive 
traveller, especially as an Alpine climber 
and explorer. His house contains many 
hundreds of views of the scenes of his 
jounieyings, and his collection is particu- 
larly rich in photographs of the difficult 
points in the Alps to which his enthu- 
siasm led him. He also has many Ameri- 
can views, a large proportion of them of 
Rocky Mountain scenery. But he has 
never himself crossed the Atlantic to see 
our stirring American life, and the won- 
ders of Niagara and our pictuiesque moun- 
tain ranges. 

Upon our initial arrival, on this our 
second visit to Strasburg, on the 4th day 
of April, 18i)6, at (3:2o p. m., Mr. Beck 
met us at the large railway station. He 
quickly espyed us, ' as the tourist pair 
from Philadelphia, out of a large number 
of travellers, who alighted from the train 
which had brought us from Paris. He 
had looked up for us a suitable stopping 
place, and conducted us thither. The 
place chosen for us was the <Ta.sthof zum 
Tannenfels, on the Nussbaumgasse, a 
thoroughly Alsatian hotel, frequented by 
reprei.entative people of Strasburg and its 
vicinity. We could observe here the na- 
tive characteristics and came in contact 
with the average people. 

The day following f)Ui- arrival was Eas- 
ter Sunday, which is a high festival here 
as in most parts of the globe. Mr. Beck 
accompanied us to the world-famous 
minster, which was densely tilled with 

the participants in the gorgeous services 
of the Roman Catholic Church. After 
the conclusion of the.«e c<»remonials he 
invited us to dinner at his residence, 
Rue des Hallebardes, which adjoins the 
Muenster-platz. After the elaborate din- 
ner had been discussed and enjoyed Mr. 
Beck took us a drive, through the most 
interesting parts of Strasburg, stopping at 
several points, among them theOrangerie, 
a charming park and garden, resorted to 
by civilians and the military. 

It was not my intention to make my 
researches here at this visit. We had ar- 
ranged for a trip through Italy and Swit- 
zerland in April and May ; and, to carry 
out this purpose, we left Strasburg April 
9, 1896, returning on Saturday, May 2:^, 

After our return on the date last men- 
tioned, I began to made daily visits to the 
great Strasburg library for i-esearch. It 
is not my intention, however, to speak of 
the results attained there in this paper. 

Mr. Beck took a decided interest in my 
unique labors, and afforded every assist- 
ance that occurred to him. He remarked 
one day, in an off-hand way: 

"We have among the merchants who 
deal \\ith us a man of your name — Dot- 

This information was a great surprise 
to me ; and as a matter of coui-se I made 
inquiries as to this gentleman and his 
business relations with the firm of 
Goehrs & Co., which is one of the houses 
in which Mr. Beck has an interest, the 
senior partner of which is his brother-in- 

From these inquiries I ascertained the 
name of the merchant to be Alphonse 
Dottei'er and his place of business Ste. 
Croix-aux-Mines, about forty miles by 
rail south of Strasburg ; and that for a 
long term of years he had made purchases 
from ^lessrs. Goihrs ct Co. I expressed 
my earnest wish to make the acquaint- 
ance of this new-found member of my 

A few days after the foregoing conver- 
sation, Mr. Beck informed me that his 
nephew, junior partner in the Strasburg 
firm, had communicated with the Alsatian 

\ OA 



Mr. Dotterer, and arranged for a meeting 
between him and mj-self. Of this meet- 
ing it is my desire to give a brief account. 
The railway station at Schlettstadt was 
selected as tlie trysting-ijlace. May ."O, 
1890, was the time fixed for it. Tlie dis- 
tance by rail from Strasburg to Scldett- 
stadt is twenty-eight miles ; the distance 
from Ste. Croix-aux-Mines (in German 
Heiligen Kreuz), is fourteen-and-a-quar- 
ter miles. My train left Strasburg, bonnd 
southward, at G.55 a. m. ; the first fifteen 
miles it passed tlirough half-a-dozen small 
towns; after that the eastern side of the 
Vosges mountains became faintly visible; 
at the end of twenty-eight miles the city 
of Schlettstadt was readied There is 
here a commodious covered station. 
Alighting from the train, I looked up 
and down the passenger platform for my 
unknown friend, but no one "filling the 
bill" was in sight. After a wait of fifteen 
minutes another train pulled in and from 
it stepped a gentleman who inuuediately 
recognized me as the sti-anger from x^meri- 
ca, and whom I knew at first glance to be 
the man I just then wislied above all 
others to see. We spent the next fifteen 
minutes in mutual inquiries. He spoke 
German, although he felt much more at 
ease in French; I spoke the best German 

tenholz in an hour and a half. Before us, 
as we walked gaily on, was the village of 
Kiuzheim, with its single church and 
church spire. 

My new-found friend, henceforth ac- 
counted cousin, is a man of near fifty, 
about five feet ten inches in height, and 
nearly two hundred pounds' weight; in 
superb health, happy disposition, and on 
the best of terms with all the world. 
Never did school boys, free from study, 
trip along more joyously than we, P^very 
care left behind, the moment and the day 
were given to unmixed enjoyment. 

Now a word from Bjedeker : "Kinz- 
heim, an ancient village, commanded by 
a castle of the same name, a ruin since 
the Thirty Years' War." 

As we entered the dorf, I noticed that 
many of the houses were very old, all of 
them of odd and antique appearance, 
uneven in size, with curious windows, but 
always having flowers growing in pots set 
on the sills on the sunny side. I noticed 
a woman washing the household linen in 
the little stream wliicli runs in the paved 
ditch on one side of the street — a com- 
mon scene in rural places in Europe. 

One of the first habitations we came to 
was that of Mr. Jenney, wein-sticlier, 
wine-conner,an expert authority in wines. 

at my command. Another train made its This gentleman's business is wine-grow- 

appearance. This we to<jk to make tlie 
three miles to Kestenholz which w is our 
railway stop. Our real destination, how- 
ever, was Kinzheim (Koenigsheim, Regis- 
ville). A few minutes and we were at 
Kestenholz. From this place to Kinz- 
heim the distance is an Knglisli mile. 
(The reader is of course aware tiuit the 
English and American miles ar" identi- 
cal.) We travelled this short distance 
a-foot. A charming walk it was — a bright, 
crisj) day; a good road, equal to our maca- 
damized. A streamlet tiowed tlirougli 
the valley. On either side of the way 
were vineyards, which stretched away 
and covered the adjacent hillsides. On 
the summits of the mountains in tlie dis- 
tance could be seen, here and there, the 
ruins of castles ; the most notable being 
the Ihihen-Ka'iiigsburg, the largest but 
one in Alsace, which is reachetl from Kes- 

ing, wine purchasing and wine shipping. 
Next we called upon Mr. Dochter, the 
buergermeister, wlio i-esides in the centre 
of the village, and whose wife is a cousin 
of my companion, her mother's maiden- 
name having been Dotterer. Here we 
met a most cordial reception. The com- 
ing, entirely unannounced, of a member 
of the Dotterer family from far-away 
America, was a surprise of the first mag- 
nitude ; only after carefully examining, 
again and again, my name as printed on 
my visiting card, did .Mrs. Dochter fully 
realize that the family had spread across 
the sea, and tluit lier visitor was indeed 
a Hesh and blood samjile of the Western 
World Dotterers. 

I lere came to the front tiie central ob- 
ject of our visit. In Kinzheim the Dot- 
terer family has luul an abiding place for 
more than two centuries past. We came 



to examine the church records for pos- 
sible trace of a connection between the 
Alsatian and Peiinsyhanian scions of the 
stock. The bnergernieister, the chief offi- 
cial, was the proper person to apply to for 
the ancient records. He referred us to 
the town clerk in the town hall. Prom- 
ising to return later in the day to the 
magistrate's home, we proceeded to the 
local hotel de ville. Here we learned that, 
while the oldest records were cared for 
here, the later church books were in the 
possession of the priest at the parsonage. 
We found the reverend gentleman in his 
study, and received from him a cordial 
welcome. My friend and guide was well- 
known by reputation to the good Father, 
and they made, in the French language, 
a long series of inquiries about nnitual 
friends. As for the imniediate object of 
our coming, the priest, a man of some 
years fewer than ourselves, put us at ease 
by saying that it would be no trouble to 
search the church books inasmuch as lie 
had indexed them some years ago. This 
statement however lequired some qualifi- 
cation. He had not indexed those in the 
archives at the town hall. These were 
sent for. But before proceeding to ex- 
amine them the host invited us to par- 
take of choice "West India rum, which he 
set before us. We adjourned from the 
study to the dining room, and spread the 
numerous volumes upon the large table. 
The old records having escaped indexing, 
it was necessary that we go over them 
page by page, line by line. This we did. 
The volume which I scanned bore the 
title : 

Ecclesia^ Parochialis 

Sancti ^Martini in 


The most interesting and the oldest en- 
try v^as this marriage: 


January 7 — Martinus Dotter von Sand 

Maria Barbara Knellin von 

Martin Dotter brought the family name 
to Kinzheim, for after his marriage lie 
settled here, and nnuierous childien were 
born to him and his wife. Sand, orSandt, 
is a locality in another part of ALsace. 

Before our search was ended, the liouse- 

keeper brought in the diniter,' to which 
we were heartily invited, which invitation 
my cousin-guide readily, and I not un- 
willingly, accepted. The dinner party 
consisted of our host, the master of the 
parish school, and our tw^o selves as gne.sts. 
It was a full course dinner, with wines. 
One of the dishes served was Zwiebel- 
kuchen, onion pie, a delicacy known to 
every Pennsylvania-tTerman, country- 
born. This toothsome confection won my 
unstinted praise. 

After completing our scrutiny of the 
church books and bidding good-by to the 
hospitable host, we made another and 
longer call at the buergermeister's home. 
The good official and his good wife enter- 
tained us most kindly, and placed before 
us their oldest and best wines. About 
four o'clock we wended our way back to 
Kestenholz station, from which a few 
minutes later my cousin-friend took the 
train going west for his home. As my 
train in the opposite direction would not 
be along for more than an hour, I de- 
termined to walk the three miles to 
Schlettstadt. A glorious tramp it was. 
The chaussee, or the goverment road, was 
smooth as one of our park drives, the 
country people were engaged in their 
daily avocations on each side of the road, 
occasionally a farmer's vehicle would 
pass me, in the near distance were visible 
Kinzheim, Kestenholz, Schlettstadt and 
other towns, and bordering the ample 
landscape were the A'osges mountains, 
crowned hei-e and there by an ancient, 
dilapidated castle. Beside the road was 
a crucifix; at one place a woman was cut- 
ting grass with a sickle; at another two 
women were drawing a push-cart laden 
with fi-esh-cut grass. Button wood trees 
lined the road. The distance was made 
in forty minutes. To see the countrj^ .at 
its best, and the people as they really 
live and move, give me a leisurely walk. 
At Schlettstadt I took the train for Stras- 
burg, aii^ reached it at dusk. 

Before separating, my cousin invited 
mj'self and I\lrs. Dotter-er to come from 
Strasburg some afternoon to his home, 
spend the evening and night with his 
family — consisting of himself, wife and 



daughter, their son being absent at Paris* 
receiving a mnsieal education. Tlie fol- 
lowing day all hands would drive ^o the 
ruins of Hohen-Koenigheini Castle, take 
lunch there, return in the afternoon to 
Ste. Croix-aux-Mines, whence we could 
return to Strasburg tiiat afternoon. It 
was a source of regret to nie at the time, 
and has been ever since, that my time 
and work prevented the acceptance of this 
generous invitation. 

Mr. Dotterer's business card i-eads : 







Of the many noteworthy days of my 
nine months' wanderings in Europe, this 
;^Oth day of May, 189tt, stands among the 
foremost. All the i^revious years of our 
lives Alphonse Dotterer and myself knew 
nothing of each other ; this one day we 
met and enjoyed in unreserved coni- 
mimion; thenceforth, while time endures 
for us, we may not again be brought face 
to face. 

Green Lane Forg;e. 
Our friend, AVilliam J. l>uek, in his 
historical researches, met with the adver- 
tisement of public sale of (ireen Lane 
Forge, in the Norristown Her.. Id, of 
December 18, 1813, Miiich follows: 

Will be sold, January 11th, l.Sl-1, at 
Public Sale, (ireen Lane Forge with 270 
acres of laud on I'erkionu'ii cn^ek, o5 
miles N. W. of Philadclpliia, on (he main 
r(«d to Mascatawriy and Kut/town, about 
00 acres woodland, 40 or 50 prime 
meadow, two story mansion house, large 
stone barn, coal house, smith shoj) and a 
saw mill, all of which with tlie dam, 
race, and forebays arc incomj)k'U' repair. 
The water of tlie Perkiomen creek afford- 
ing excellent water power. The Forge 
would afford materials for niiy man's 


(ireen Lane lM)rge, Dec. IS, ISLJ. 


1 Martin Zihan 

2 John M't'olister 
8 John Deteer 

Capt, Benj, Markley's Company. 

Tliis return is endorsed: "Captain 
Marckleys Class Return, 1781." It is 
written on paper ruled for roll caU at the 
live musters — lstOctober,8th October, 5th 
November, 12th November, and 22d No- 
vemVjer. ' Many of the names are not 
marked present. [Compare Perkiomen 
Region, Volume One, page (>(>.] 

OFFICERS. 5 Christian Zoller 

1 Benjamin Marck- « Martin Miller . 

\^y 7 Barnhard Dotrer v 

2 John Sm'ith Lieut 8 Conrad Miller 

3 Bernhard Frver 9 Thomas Farster 

Ensign' 10 Peter Bare 

11 Jacob Casho 

12 Philip llawn 

13 Conrad Smith 

14 George Trease 

15 Frederick Miller 
DRUM & FiFER. ] (; Martlu Zehan 

1 George Burger ^.^ ^^^^ -^,^ 

2 Jacob Renninger ^ p,^,|^',ick Fogal 

CLASS 1st. 2 Adam Krebs 

1 Michael Helbort 3 William Lick 

2 Peter Benkes 4 Andrew Yerger 

3 Tobias Yerger 5 Adam Egolf 

4 Sebastian Reif- h Peter Mathew 

snyder. 7 Andrew Smith 

5 Jacob Mechhn ^^ Michael Croll 
() Adam Worthman ^.1 

- T 1 1' lu CLASS btfi. 

/ Joseph kolb 1 Joseph Meberv 

8 Daniel Norrigang 2 Phihp Rove- " 
) John schrack 3 j^^J^,,,.;^^, 

O.osephlM-yer 4 Oeorge Burgar 
11 Jacob Wilson 5 Alexanter 

M' Michael 
(1 Jacob Yerger 
CL.vss 2d. 7 (^leorge Erb ^ 

1 John (ieiger g joiui Geisiiiger 

2 Christian Wanne- ,.,... 7fi, 

\ (. lj.\f*>f> / I'll 

^ r '"pi" . 1 Henrv Frver 

3 George Polsgrove 2 Samuel Ffeed 

4 Daniel Linsen- .^ Renetick Horning 

^ T ul^u -i !•• -Tacob Smith 

5 Jacob Erb r, christian Fritz 

CLASS 3d. 5 Samuel Davis 

1 Micluiel Egolf 7 (',,,11 ad Franken- 

2 .lac<ib Palsgrove ber^^-er 

3 Beuetick .Mentz s Michaerivolb 

4 John Richards 9 Michael Trease 

5 Henry Erb m Jacob Fisher 

t) Michael Krebs n .|,,|,,i Snvder, Jr. 
7 John (-iaytiekl class Sth 

S Georgi' Biirrikert 1 j,,hn Willower 
1) John Sackman 2 Peter Loch 

10 Tobias Burrikert 3 ^Vntel Renninger 

11 Vi"nt(4 Heuninger4 Ue„rv Polsgrove 
Not numbered 5 Henrv Egolf 

George Groff ^ l>hilip Kreps 
CLASS 4th 7 (ieorge Yerger 

1 Jolm Smith H Jacob Hill 

2 ileuiv Sackman iHHer Hossinger , 

12 Thomas Lord 

13 Henrv Kurtz 

,') .lacol) Strom 
4 Jacob Kehl 

10 David Burrikerd 

11 Philip Mechlin 


The Grave of Daniel Hiester, the Immigrant. 


In the sketch of Daniel Hiester, of Upper SaKord, printed in The Perk- 
ioraen Region, A'oUiine One, the place of his burial was not given with 
certainty. Recently the writer was informed by Mrs. Noble T. Biddle, 
of San Jose, Cal., that he was buried at Bern Church, eight miles north- 
west of Reading, Pa. A visit to the cemetery adjoining^ the church 
proved that Daniel Hiester and his wife are buried there, and a tombstone 
of the fashion of a hundred years ago, bearing a full inscription, marks 
the graves of the couple. The epitaph reads: 

Hier Liegt Begraben Hier Liegt Begraben 

der Leib von der Leib xon 


Er war gebolnen in der Sie isi gestorben 

Graffscbaft Witgenstein in den 17ten August 1789 

Deutschland den 1st lanuy 1712 .Jhr alter war 72 Jahr 

wurde verlieiratbet mit seiner 11 Monat and 7 Tiag. 

neben ihni liegende Ebe Frau 
CATHAKINA ini lalir 1742 
und Lebte mit ilir 4<i lalir und 
zeugte 5 Scebne und 2 Tochter 
und ist gestorben 
den 7ten luni 1795 
und hat sein alter gebracht auf 
82 lahr 5 Monatb und 7 Tage. 

The inscription is in English letters. The stone, which is marble, 

lies flat, raised about eighteen inches above the ground. The date of 

birth is given in the old notation, in which the year number was not 

changed until the latter part of March; that is, according to our present 

method, he was born Jan. 1, 1713, making his age as given on the stone. 

Pedigree of an Associate of the Perkiomen Nation. 


Johannes Hiester. 

^Mfe, C"at?ierine 

Resided at Elsoff, a dorf in county AN'itgenstein, Germany. 

Daniel Hiester \ Immigrant. 

Born January 1, 171 J. 

Baptized January 7, 171s. 

I>ied June 7, 179.5, at 1 A. M., Sunday. 

Buried?) P. M., Tuesday. 

Wife, Catherine Schuler. 

Born in September, 1719. 

IMarried September 29, 1742. 

Died August 17, 1789, aged 72 years, 11 months, 7 days. 

Daniel Hiester and wife are buried at Bern churchyard, eight miles 
from Reading, Pa. One fiat stone, raised eighteen inches above ground, 
covers both graves; upon it are separate inscriptions. Rev. William 
Hendel, Jr., preached at the funeral of Daniel Hiester, taking his text 
from the Psalm of Asaph, Psalms 7:>: 25, 2H: Whom liave I in heaven but 
thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh 
and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart, and my por- 
tion for ever. 


William Hiester^, (Daniel Hiester^). 

Born June 10, 1757. 
Died July 13, 1822. 

Wife, Anna Maria Meyer, 

Daugliter of Isaac Meyer. 

Born December 28, 1758. 

Died October 4, 1822. 

They were niarried March 18, 1781, and are buried at Bern churchyard. 

Elizabeth Hiester^ (William Hiester^, Daniel Hiester^). 

Botn Februarys, 1789. 
Died Aprill7, 1817. 

Husband, Jonathan Miller. 

Son of Benjamin Miller and Catharine Pepper. 

Died March 24, 18()8. 

They are buried in Charles Evans cemetery, Reading, Pa. 

Julia Hiester Miller*, (Elizabeth Hiester% William Hiester^ Daniel 


Born October 23, 1813. 
Died May 1, 1892. 

Husband, James Huy Van Reed. 

Born November 2, 1809. 
Died August 19, 1884. 

They were married October 6, 1832, and are buried at Oak Hill ceme- 
tery, San Jose, Cal. 

Margaretta Pepper Van Reed', (Julia Hiester IMiller*, Elizalieth 

Hiester', William Hiester% Daniel Hiester^). 

Husband, Noble T. Riddle. 
They reside at San Jose, Cal. 

Isaac Dubois, of Bebber^s Township. 

The Duboises and the Pawlings of the Province of New York had 
joint ownership of land on the Perkiomen. These transactions brought 
members of both families to the Perkiomen valley. As to the Pawlings, 
several numbers of the present volume of The Perkiomen Region supply 

Isaac Dubois, who came here, was born in New York Province, Sep- 
tember 21, 1691; married, April 6, 1714, Rachel Dul)ois, his cousin, 
daughter of Abraham Dubois; died, in Bebber's (Perkiomen and Skip- 
pack) township, February 10, 1729. 

The father of Isaac Dul)ois was Solomon Dubois, born 1670; died at 
New Paltz, New York, in February, 1759; his wife was Tryntje Kunst, 
sister to Jacomynte Kunst, wife of Henry Pawling, owner of the land at 
the jun(!tion of Perkiomen creek and Schuylkill river. The New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Record says Solomon and Tryntje Dubois 
came to Skip])ack in 1716. 

The fath(>r of Solomon Dubois was Louis du Bois. 

The (children of Isaac and Rachel Dubois were: 

Catharine Dubois, born February 13, 171o; married A\'illiam Miller, 
cordwahier; residtMl in 1744, in Frederick townshi]). 


Margaret Dubois, born in 1716; married John Zieber, yeoman; re- 
sided, in 1744, in Frederick township. (See Perkiomen Region, Volume 
Three, page 67. ) 

Sarah Dubois, born March 19, 1720; married, l)y pastor of First 
Presbyterian chiuvh, Philadelphia, under hcense, 7 mo. 12, 1737, Henry 

Reliecca Dubois, born August 14, 1722; married, by pastor of First 
Presbyterian church, Philadeli.hia, 8 mo. 7, 1741, Henry Van Meter, 
yeoman; resided, in 1744, in Salem county, New Jersey. 

Ehzabetli Dubois, born Septeml)er 10, 1724; married Abraham Sah- 
ler, yeoman; resided, in 1744, in Bebber's (Perkiomen and Skippack) 

Louis Hasbrouck Sahler's Genealogy of the Sahlers of the IJnited 
States furnishes some of the foregoing, and much additional, genealogical 
information concerning the Dubois, Sahler and aUied families. 

Now as to the chain of title to the land which Isaac Dubois occupied 
in Perkiomen and Sldppack township: By Patent, October 13, 1701, the 
Proprietary granted 1700 acres to William Harmer; July 22, 1713, the 
Commissioners of Property granted 85 acres more — all situate in Perkio- 
ming and Skippack township. September 9, 1713, WilHam Harmer and 
Ruth, his wife, granted 1285 acres of the foregoing to Solomon Dubois, of 
New Paltz, and Phili}* Dubois. A division was made in May, 1716. 
February 13, 1711, Solomon Dubois released his part (the north-western- 
most) to Philip Dubois. By deed poll, the same day (February 13, 1711), 
Philip Dubois conveyed a moiety of 1285 acres to Daniel Dubois, of New 
Paltz. August 3, 1724, Philip Dubois ard Daniel Dubois granted the 
othe^i- half of 1285 acres to Abraham Dubois. November 2, 1724, Abra- 
ham Dubois granted his moiety of the 1285 acres to John Pawling and 
Isaac Dubois, both of Philadelphia county, as joint tenants. John Pawl- 
ing, by a codicil to his will, dated May 5, 1733, devises his part or share 
of the lands lH)Uglit by him and Isaac Dultois in com})any of Abraham 
Dubois, to his two sons, John Pawling and Joseph Pawling, dividing the 
same between them by Perkiomen creek. INIay 18, 1744, the heirs of 
Isaac Dubois release unto John and Joseph Pawling 341 acres, according 
to the will of John Pawling, deceased. September 9, 1746, the heirs of 
John Pawling, deceased, release unto the heirs of Isaac Dul)ois, 360 acres. 

The j)artitif)n effected Septemlx'r 9, 1746, between the heirs of John 
Pawling, deceased, and the heirs of Isaac Dubois, deceased, did not close 
this perplexing land partnership). As late as March 21, 1772, the State 
Legislature jiassed an act confirming the estates of John Pawling, Joseph 
Pawling, Abraham Sahler, Peter Reimer, Bernard Kepler and Andrew 
Heiser, to these lands. The last three were the husbands of tlie daughters 
of John and Margaret (Dubois) Zieber. 

March 13, 172ff, letters of administration upon the estate of Isaac 
Dubovs, deceased, were granted to li-ichel Dubois, widow. 



In 1734, in Perkiomen and Skippack township, Diiboyce's Estate 
was rated on 400 acres. 

The census of 1756, of Perkiomen and Skippack township, gives the 
name of Christian Doll, famier, on Solomon Duboys farm^ 1000 acres, of 
which 200 acres cleared, 2 horses, 2 mares, 5 sheep, 12 horned cattle. 

David Shultze^s JournaL 

( (hvfdniied. ) 
[July, 17o7.] 
















Al)0ut 3 acres with Buckwheat 

Das Korn all geschnitten, per 
10 reapers besides ourselves, 
1500 Sheab. 
Das Heu machen finished, 11 
waggon full. 
11. For buckwheat plought. 
, 13. Das neu Feld AVeitz ge- 
schnitten, 1300 Sheab. 
Noch 3 acker Weitz geschnitten, 

430 Sheab, 

Melchior et C. 

Returned. D. 

in all 1730 


went to 

19, 1520 Sheab 

Korn und 730 Sheab Weitz 

Heimgefiihrt; noch 1000 

Sheab Heimgefiihrt d. 22*'". 

Vom Schulmeister heimgefiihrt, 

450 sh. Korn, 172 Wheat. 
Nach Oley geritten auf das 
Keyms Platz 7 acker ge- 
Nach Easton geritten auf die 
Indian treat}'. 
80 at night returned, or morning 
d. 31. 
Frigntos. Bomb fix at. 

Nightriif^ale 20 

Kenniiifiton 20 

Ferriti (foundered) 16 

Volttire 12' 

Success 20 

Jamaica 14 


Gil)ialtars I*rice 
Port Malioii 
Country Sloop Arc en Ceil 

24. Benneville preached at d. M. 
Den 31' is des Andreas Warmers 

Fran inTowmensing be.raben 

word en. 

Admiral Holburn and Connri 

Holmes Fleet at H; 

July 24, 1757. 

Names. Captains. Guns 

1. Newark Holbourn 80 

2. Terrible Collins 

3. Invincible Bentley 

4. Northumberland L""'' Colvil 

5. Grafton 

6. Oxford 

7. Bedford 

8. Nassau 

9. Kingstone 

10. Captain 

11. Centurion 











iNlackenzie 60 

Bard 60 











Tilbury ( found'd) Bransley 60 
Windsor Faulkner 60 

Sutherland Ch. Hardv50 

Nottingham Marshall " 60 

Rainbow Rous 54 



. Men. 


1138 8385 
[Foot Note.] 

18, ()])})ress .... mind .... 














Das 2'" niahl naeh Eston gerit- 

ten, luit J. Mart, J. Jiickell, 

— D., M. O. S^ 
Returned. Peace proclaimed 

d. 4*''". 

Halter gem Jiht, and this week 

Haber gebunden, 1500 Sheab 

& carry" home. 
300 oats'gebund. do. 10, 930 

Sheaf. d. 11, 140 Sheab zu 

erst, 50 sheaf, zusammen, 

bey 2900 Sheaf this Year. 

Da von auf der Shot Sheuer, 

1800 sheaf; am Stock, 1070, 

the remainder in der Sheuer. 

Finished d. 11. Aug'. 
Mist gefiilnt, 14 Fuder. D. 

12" 20 Fuder. 13' 6 more. 
Went to Heidelberg Township. 
Surveyed for Phillip Hammel 

and Jacol) Fjirber. 
For Rudolph Peter and William 

Rex. Begin, IS, for Cln-is- 

tian Laugenor, .Jacob Rex 

and Rudoljdi Peter. 
For Henry Frie and Charles 

Returned honje. Got 5£ 18/ 

Wjrni 20' 2 M'agenfull omet 

Zu miihen begint. 
Korn dr. 29, 30, etc., mit 

nuilien continued. 
David Troxel some time in 

August, 2 mile von Bethlem. 

Aufs Kuntze Platz. it" zum 

-Jacob ^\'inter beym Adam 

Braus oder Kleinert. 
Bencvillc sold liis Plantation 

this Montb. 

Den 3'^ August sind 11,000 Frantz- 
osen und Indianer vor Fort 
AA'illiam Henry kommen und 

Den 9' Haben sie capitulirt. Dar- 
auf haben die Frantz In- 
dianer noch viel soldaten, 
auch krancke und verwundte. 

auch ^^'eiber 

und Kinder 

Admiral Hawke and Knowles Fleet 
sailed from England Septemb. 
9"\ 1757. 




Royal George 


Neptune 90 



Xamure 90 

Koyal William 


Pr'css Amelia 80 



Torbay 74 



Dublin 74 



Aleide 64 



Achilles 60 



Medway 60 



Chester 44 



Coventry 32 



Postilion 18 

Escort e 


Pelican 18 



Cormorant 16 






Fire Drache 

Two Busses 

Sixty Transports 

Four Cutters 

10,000 Troops 






Omet P]rnte finished nearly. D. 

Had 12 good Waggon loads. 
5, 6. Geeget. 3. 2^ Pflugen 

Surveyed for Dewald Mechlin. 
Went to Falconer Swam, M'. 

Pitty Haart (?) Der 

Was rainy weather the whole 



20'"' received news that 

my brother was killed by the 
Indians in Conegos'hick, 
about 9 wrecks ago. I think 
the LS'-'.July. Was happily 
not true. 
20'^" Septembr ist der Jacol) 
Nuss gestorben an der \A'as- 
sersucht, imd ist den 22'*" 



6. Korn zu siihen begint. 

12. AVheat dr. 13, Wheat zu 

siihen begint. 
15, 16. einTheil buckwheat mowed. 
17. Wrote Welgars Testament or 
Wheat Sowing finished, bey 9 

Buckwheat mowing finished. 
Rye Sowing finished, full 11 

28, 29. Buckwheat dreshen begint. 

29. Mit Wislers nac^i Philad'' ge- 

ritten To the Election. 


hora returned from Den 




dato begraben word en. 

ITebcr deni, dein man hat muessen 
Wohl die Ha>nde hceflicli kues.^en 
Trit man niorgen gar mit Fuessen. 


to Repair the Roads the first instant. 

zum Ludwig Bush to en(iuire of 
Johannes Muselmann to sur- 
vey by the Middle of Octo- 
ber. (Surveyed there.) 

Morning 3 

dr. finished. 36 

4, Buckwheat 


5, 6. Cyder zu machen begint, 

10. Surveyed for Abr. Rol)erts. 

11. For Samuel Kaufman in Lower 

13,. 14, 15. Wheat dr. 36 bushels. 
17. Ph' nach Germantown gefahren 

with 36 b. Wheat. Price 4 /2. 

Came to £7 10 /O. 
19. Returned. 

17. Went to Berkshill Township. 

18. Surveyed for Carl Rupert. 

19. For Kilian Bower. 

20. For John Kraus, Henry Schlee- 


21. For Adam Schneck, Sam'. 

Wood ringer. 

22. For John Berrit and returned 

at night. 
25. Went to Allemingle. Dewald 

26,, 27. Surveyed for Jacob Wea- 


28. For Teeter Seidlcr and Hans 

JNIartin Wuchter. 

29. For ,Ja(;ob Schneider and Mar- 

tin Buchman. 
31. For George Kint and Valentin 


Otttobr <S. Mane : Foem .... 

M' ris. Inf. . am p. . " 

ac. . pit. 
Zum Micliel Goodman und Kendal. 

2'™ zu nacht ist der H enrich 
Bach man der Zimmerman 
gestorben noch 2 Wochen 
Krangheit. Wurd den 4""' 
begraben. Text, 2 Cor. 5. 
Cap. v. 1, 2. 

Wie ein Strolim begint zu rinnen 
und mit lauft'en nicli lut'lt innen 
So laufft unser Zeit von hiunen. 

D. 12'"" dem Wendel Wyant ein 

Kind begraben worden. 
Des alten Robert Thomas Frau ist 

diesen Monat auch gestorben. 
Der alte Johannis Drissel im Grossen 

Swa'mm is diesen M o n a t 

auch gestorben. 

Schlecht und Recht 
Dass behiitte mich. 



[November. ] 

1. Surveyed for George Emmerich 

Shick and Henry Kempfer 
der Dreher. 

2. For Paul Shoemacker in Berks- 


3. For Christopher 01)ell. Snowed. 

4. For Daniel Rhoad, P'. Troxel 

Junior and returned at nignt. 

6. Daniel Levan aderat and John 


7. \\'ent to \Mlliam Albert, Salis- 


8. Surveyed for W"". Albert, John 

Kurtz, Peter Hertzog, Jacob 

9. David Traxel, Andrew Wint 

and Peter Swab. 

10. For Martin Lazarus, 2 Tracts 

et d. 11"". 

11. for Peter Knepley. 

15. Went to Christian Kurr in 


16. Returned indisposed. 

This Week more Cyder made, 
d. 12'™. Den Stier geschlacht von 
Peter l^all, constat. 53 schl. 
. . 310 It). Fleisch, 19^ ft. 
Inselt, 9 /W die Haut. 
23. had the Taylor. M. Hul)er. 
Surveyed for ^lartin Rear. 
Surveyed forChristophrKrowse. 
Went to Lower Saucon. 
Surveyed for John A ))ple,. Junior, 
for Henry Sheafer and Fi'id- 

ri('h Heimer. 
for Ceo. Weber. 





1 for Christian 
Mathew Shincn'. 


er an( 


Des alten Anderses Witwe zu Towa- 
mentsing ist umb den 8" dato 
auch gestorben. 

Der Doctor John Diemer zu Phila- 
delphia ist diesen ]\Ionat 
auch gestorben. 

Wo ist nun ihr Pracht und ihr 
Hocliinnth. Wo ist ihr Wolleben 
Ehr unci zeitlich Guth, das ihn 
Keine Huelfe thut. 


The first Nov. to go to William 

Albert, beym Stout. Was 

Zum Jacob Winter. 
Zuni ^Nlathew Sheafer, Korbmacher, 

an des Cedor Creeck, 2 meil. 

Was there. 
Zum John Shell im G r o s s e n 

Zum David Streib. 
perhaps zum Han Ajjple in Saucon. 
Zum George Burghard im Falconer 

Swamm und Antis. 

( leorgf 


\\e\>vr, d. 20. 

1. Surveyed for 

U])])er Sau(ton 

2. for ^birtin Lazarus and return- 

ed home. 

5. Went to Bethlehem Tavern. 

6. To Easton. Mr. Parsons was 


7. Surveyed for Nicholas Frantz. 

8. For Fridrich Baserman. 

9. For Henry Weaver and Peter 

Hart man. 

Martin Shiner and 
Koch aderat. Draft 
for him. 


About the 20**" December ist zu Eas- 
ton der bekante Williams 
Parsons gestorben. 

DerFritz Reymer imFalconerSwamm 
ist d. 25' Xbr in der Christ- 
nacht im Schnee erfrohren. 



10. Returned per John Tool^ etc. 

11. Henry Erie and Carl Ross 

Bonds wrote for Michael Kuntz. 
Went to Maccongy. 
Surveyed for Jacob Tanner 

and returned. 
Die grosse S a u geschlacht. 

The four quarters 180 tb. 

Ernst Signiund Seidels Vendue 

at John Martins. Sold for 

about 37£- 
Indians Money was collected at 

Christopher Sholtzes. 
20. Zwey Siiu geschlacht. Die'ein 

110 lbs.; die ander 180 ft. 


[Memorandum. J 
For Martin Schuch near Lapp und 
Jacob Weber in Heidleljergh 
living near Fridrich Moser. 

( To he Contimief]. ) 





Zu Ende dieses Jahres ist der Frantn 
Roth im Salisbury Township 
auch gestorl:)en nach wenig 
Btunde Krangheit, 

Record of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge, I73I-I76I. 


( Continued. ) 
II. Baptisms of John Henry Gcetsohy. 

List of the children, whom I. J. Henricus (Toetschius, have baptized. 

Anno 1736. 





1. 25 Apr. Henrich S'chmid and Hans Martin 

Anna Margaretlia 



Hans Hut 

Eva Maria, wife of Michel 


Johannes Schellenberger 

and 'Anna Schellenberger 

John Georg Gut and wife 

" Hans Adam Stadler Hans Peter 

and Susanna Catrina 

3. 9 May Friedrich Hiliigas (leorg Peter 

and wife Lisa Barbara 

4. " Andreas Lohr Philip Henricii 

and wife Christina 

5. " Peter Beisel and wife (Jeorg Antonins 


6. " Bartlimeus (Juger Eva Elisabeth 

and wife ('atharina 

7. " Michael Zimniernian Fronegg[VenHuca] (xeorg Philip Doder 

and wife Atuia and wife 

8. " .Michael Heider and Catrina Catrina Her weg 

wife Catrina 

9. " Tonias Haniman and Susan Christian Leetnan and 

wife Susan daugliter Anna Mary 

10. " Hans Wolet and .Margreth Herman Fisciier and wife 

Margaret his wife 

11. 23 May T'hilip Rid Margret 

John Phil. Emmert and 

Geoi-g INIertz and wife 

Fridrich Hilled egas[!]and 
daughter Eva Lisabeth 




12. 6 June Feltin [Valentin] Grise- Maria Lisabeth 

nier and Anna Marv 
1.3.20 " Wendel Wiand and ' Sophia 

Anna Margreth ^ , . 

14. " Michael Fabion and Anna Cathanna 


15. •" Abraham Transo and Ehsabetha 

Anna Margretlia 
if). 1 Aug. Herman Fischer and Johannes 

j\hirgretlia m ■ . x ^ 

17. " Michael Moll and Kosina '^ohan ( hristophel 

18. 5 Sept. Johan Jost Ollwein ^ Johannes 

and Anna Eva 

19. 10 Oct. Hans Schelleiiberger Anna Catrma 

and Anna 

20. 31 ' Johan Philip Eberd and Johan Jorg 

Maria Catrina 
21.-5 Pec. Daniel Schwarz Anna Maria 

and Eva Gretha 


Jacob Dihl and wife, 

Maria Lisabeth 
Jacob Fischer and 

wife, Sophia 
Fridrich Nuz and wife 

Elisabeth Schunk 

Johannes ^lagg and 

Margretha Zimmerman 
Chrjstophel Moll and wife 

Anna Catharina 
Johanne.s Magg and Maria 

Marg. Zimmerman 
Anna Catrina Kern and 

husband Kaspar 
Johan Jorg Pfalzgraf and 

wife Anna Barbara 
Niclaus Ensli and 

wife Anna 


22. 27 Mar. :\Iichael Reder and 


23. 11 Apr. Conrad Kolb and 

Maria Barbara 

24. " Jacob Schmidt and 


25. " Caspar Holzhau«er 

and Margaretha 
2B. " Georg Peter Knecht 

and Christina 

27. " Andreas Maurer and 

Anna Maria 

28. " Georg Schuetz and 

Anna Christina 

29. 8 May Hernaan Fischer and 


30. " Conrad Wannenmacher 

and Barbara 

31. " Niklans Enslv and Anna 


Ludwig Detrer and 

Anna Margreth 
Jacob Fridrich 
Anna Margreth 
Hans Leonhardt 
Johan Andreas 
Maria Lisabeth 
Anna Margaretha 
Anna Maria 

Maria Barbara 

ter and f Maria Barbii 

Anna Barbara ] Anna Maria 

.34. 19 June Jacob Maurer and Elisabeth Barbara 

Sophia Lisabeth 
35. " Henrieh Reder and Anna Anna Margreth 

3fi. 24 July Leonhardt I'x [Ochs] E\a Barbara 

and Catrina 

37. " Philip «acob SchelJham- Maria Snsana 

mer c^ wifeAnnaMargreth 

38. " I'lrich A rner and Ferena Anna Catrina 

39. 21 Aug. Michael Fabion and Johan Caspar 


40. 20 Nov. Hans Magg and Margreth Elisabeth 

Georg Welcker and wife 

Anna Margretha 
Jacob ]\[uel]er and 

Eva P^lisabeth Hilligas 
JohannesSchuck and wife 

Wendel Wiand and 

wife Margretha 
Hans Leonhardt Herzel 
and Anna Maria Galmann 
Andreas Sechler and 

Anna Maria Sechler 
Leonhardt Bock and wife 

]Maria Lisabeth 
Wendel Wiand and 

wife Margretha 
Johannes Bess and 

wife Susanna 
Anna Maria Wagenseiler 
daugliterof Christina and 
Christopher AVagenseiler 
Anna Barbara Heriger 
daughter of Gottlieb 

Hans Adam Hilligas 
Anna Maria Steger 
wife of Hans Steger 

Fridrich Hilligas and wife 

Elisabeth Barbara 
Hans Georg Welker 
and wife Anna INIargreth 
Eva Barbara Kun 

Maria Lang and 

Susanna Schmidt 
Anna Catrina Strom 

wife of Benedict Strom 
Johan ( 'aspar Grisemer 

and his mother 
Elisabeth Zimniermann 









1 Feb. 

Johan Philip Enimert 

and .Mary Catrina 

Anna Christina 

Johannes Hut and 

wife Anna Maria 


5 " 

Michael Dodder and 

Johan Michael 

Wendel Wiand and 



Anna Maria 


Anna Margreth 



AYendel AViand and 

Anna Margreth 


Daniel Schiener and 

wife Maria Catrina 


3 Dec. 

Johan Georg Brey and 

Marg. Catrina 

Eva Margretha 

Conrad Tetterer and 

Eva Margretha Hut 


31 " 

Conrad Kolb and 

■ Anna Barbara 

Johan Adam 

John Adam Ililligas and 
Eva Hilligas, his sister 


47. 19 Aug. Herman Fischer and Johann (Jeorg 


48. " Leonhardt Hartmann Joh. Valentin 

and Maria Catrina 

49. 2 Sept. Jacob Lingel and Jacob 

Anna Ursula 

50. " Conrad Wannenmacher Ana Lisabeth 

and ]\Iaria Barbara 

51. 24 Oct. Michael Luz and Georg Ulrich 

Anna Margaretha 

52. " Georg Michael Kolb Michael 

and Anna Elisabeth 


Johan (ieorg Mack 

Valentin (Trisemer and 

Anna Mary his wife 
Jacob Fisclier and 

wife Sophia 
George Joge (?) 

and Helen P^lisabeth 
George Ulricli Engeler 
ct Anna Margrethjiis wife 
Michael Keder and 

wife Susanna 








Joh. Niclaus Mnnibauer 

and Susanna Schmidt 
Georg Zimmermann 

Jacob Maurer and wife 

Susanna Lisabeth 

Henrich Ga'tsch;/ 

Jacob Selzer and 

Elisabeth his wife 

Lisabeth Zimmermann 

58. 24 Sept. Jacob Biseker and Johan Niclaus 

Anna Maria 
Michael Zimmerman Georg 

and Anna 
Johanes Zechler Jacob 

and Anna Maria 
Conrad Frey and Esthfr Isaac 
Wendel Wiand and Jacob 

Anna Margreth 
Michael Reder Lisabeth 

and Susanna 
Michael Moil and Rosina Lisabeth Margreth Melchior Suesholz and 

wife Lisabeth 
Michael Fabion Anna Margreth Anna ]\largretha Dangels 

and Anna Dorothea 

These 60 entries, from April, 1736, — September, 1740, were made by- 
John Henry Goetsehy, who succeeded Miller in the year 1786. Boehm, 
in his report of 1744, writes al)ont (TO'tschy's ministry in (Toshenhoppen 
as follows: 

"They made the young (iottschi their minister, who after the arrival 
of Rev. Dorsius left them, went to him ai.d studied with him for one 
year and after that year he was ordained to be a minister in Long Island 
in the month of April, 1740, l)y Rev. Mr. Dorsius, assisted l)y Rev. Frei- 
linghausen, of Raritan, and by another one (as I have learned since) 
called Tennent, who was reported at that time to be a follower of Weitfield." 

Goetsehy' s call to Long Island is dated October, 1740. Hence he 
studied with Dorsius ftom October, 178i), — October, 1740. Before he left 
for Long Island he made a farewell visit to Goshenhopi)en on September, 
24, 1740, when he baptized the last children. His presence on this date 
is proved by the fact that lie acted as witness in baptism No. 56.] 

( To he CnnthumJ. ) 

Vol. III. No. 8. 

gl.OO a Year. 

^be |p>crktomcn IRcQion, 

[pa0t ant) jprescnt. 

Perkiomen Publishing Co., 

1605 N. Thirteenth Street, 

Henry S. DoUerer, 



Judge Penny packer^s Latest and 
Greatest Acquisition. 

Judge Pennypacker, the president of 
the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 
who for nearly half a century has been 
an industrious collector of historic and 
family relics, and who has secured manu- 
scripts, portraits. Bibles and autographs 
of his ancestors wherever offered, at home 
or abroad, has recently purchased the 
Pennypacker property, on the Perkiomen, 
at S^hwenksville, known in history as the 
headquarters of Washington in 1777, from 
which tlie conuuander-in-chief issued a 
number of letters and orders dated at 
Pennybacker's Mills. 

This historic homestead came into the 
possession of the Pennypacker family 
in 1747, when Peter Pennebacker pur- 
chased it from the Pawling estate, and has 
been in its male or female lines down to 
the present time. The new owner will 
.make extensive improvements in the 
property and will place in it cherisiied 
elics of historic interest, which will 
nake it one of the most notable family 
eats in the United States, as it is and has 
been one of the most conspicuous land- 
marks of the Eevolutionary period. 

The Perkiomen Country welcomes as a 
land proprietor and summer sojourner 
within its borders the distinguished jurist, 
savant, historian, and antiquary,— The 
Doctor of Law&. 

Bern Churchyard. 

Rev. James I. Good, D. D., of Reading, 
sends to the Perkiomen Region a photo- 

graph of that portion of the ancient grave- 
yard of Bern church in which his ances- 
tors—the Guths— are buried. The church 
and burial place are located eight miles 
northwest of the city of Reading, in a 
charming agricultural district, remote 
from trolley cars and railways. The sur- 
rounding country is moderately hilly, and 
its farms are in the highest state of cul- 
tivation. The church is built in a valley, 
and the graveyard is on the gentle slope 
of the adjacent hill. A number of dis- 
tinguished Pennsylvania families settled 
here in the Colonial time, among them 
the Guths, the Hiesters and the Dun- 
dores. In the churchyard, gravestones 
mark the resting places of members of 
these and other old families of the past 
six or more generations. 

Recent Publications. 

On tlie Frontier with Colonel Antes, or 
The Struggle for Supremacy of the Red 
and White Races in Pennsvlvania. By 
Edwin :MacMinn. 1900. 8vo; 51() pp. 
Price, $3.00. 

John Henry Antes, the subject of this 
work, was the son of Henry Antes and 
Christiana Dewees. His parents were resi- 
dents of Frederick township, in the Per- 
kiomen Valley. His father was one of the 
distinguished men in Colonial Pennsyl- 
vania. John Henry Antes was born Oc- 
tober 5, 1736. In 1773, he moved to the 
banks of the West Branch of the Susque- 
hanna river, at the point where it is joined 
by Nippenose, now Antes, creek. Here he 
became a man of note. He was an In- 
dian fighter, and he held the office of 
slieriff in Northumberland county for ten 




years. His death occiured July 13, 1820. 
Much of the Indian and Revolutionary 
history of central Pennsylvania is narrated 
in the work. An excellent portrait of Mr. 
MacMinn serves as a frontispiece. Copies 
may be obtained by addressing Rev. 
Edwin MacMinn, Salem, New Jersey. 

Solomon Jennings* 

Dear Mr. Dotterer : 

Toward the end of David Shultze's 
Journal of February, 1757, he records, 
"About February 21 ist der Salomon Jen- 
ningson or Jeenison gestorben." 

This is evidently Solomon Jennings of 
"Indian Walk" fame, who lived on his 
plantation about two miles above Bethle- 
hem, on the south bank of the Lehigh 
river. Ij\ October of 1 755 he was elected 
one of the Commissioners of Northamp- 
ton county, and a year later commanded 
a company of Rangers daring the Indian 
troubles. He died at his home on Feb- 
ruary 15, 1757, and on the 17th, was 
buried near liis house. The Rev. Abra- 
ham Reinke. of Bethlehem, with a num- 
ber of his acquaintances, attended the 
funeral and addressetl the large company 
present. Some years ago I visited the old 
plantation, which for many years had 
been owned by the Geissinger family, and 
had pointed out to me the foundation and 
cellar, all that remained of the Jennings 
house. \'ery truly yours, 

Oct. 2S, 1900. Jno. W. Jordan. 

New Goshenhoppen in J 759. 

David ShuU/e's Joui'ual furnishes a 
faithful pictme of the home life at New 
Goshenhoppen, with occasional references 
to occurrences in t he lai.ner concerns of the 
Province wliicli stirred the rural com- 
munity. He makes his notes generally 
in English; but those matters which are 
distinctly domestic he I'ecords in tlie ver- 
nacular language. T\\q latter class we 
translate : 

About 7 o'clock in the evening of Jan- 
uary 5, the servant girl of M. W. Iianged 
herself. Rye tlneshing was finished on 
the 22d of the same month. 

February 1, in the evening, a house was 
consumed by fire in Upper Milford, and 
in it a child was burned to death. On the 
5th Philip Lahr, the hired man, hauled 
20 cwt. flour to Germantown, and sold it 
for eight shillings per hundred. This 
month John Zieber, a well-known resi- 
dent of Frederick toM'nship, in Falkner 
Swamp, died. 

]\Iarcli 19, Peter Moll and George Bech- 
tel, both IMernionite ministers,died, twelve 
hours apart; they were buried on the 21st. 
Casper Singer, of Falkner Swamp, died on 
the 10th. Paul Kirckner died on the 17th 
and his wife died on the 21st. On the 23d, 
Andrew Beyer's wife died in Lower Mil- 
ford. Benedict Ga?man's wife died this 
month; also the wife of Henry Weber 
and the son of Henry Bruner. 

April 3 Michael Boeder's Catharina 
died, and was buried on the 5th. April 
17th John Hiestand died on his place in 
Upper Milford. On the 9th Mr. Shultze 
sold a cow to Jacob Muth, and on the 25th 
flax seed was sown. On the evening of 
the 29th a comet was visible to the south- 
waixl, and before Easter one to the east- 

May 4 the aged Mrs. Hillegass died, 
and on the Gth she was buried. On the 
28th he drove to Philadelphia with 15 
bushels wheat, 9| hundred Rj-e meal. 
This month the wife of John Shelly, of 
Lower Milford, died. 

June 14 the first swarm of bees was had; 
on the 20th the second; on the 2Ist the 
third. Began to mow grass on the 21st. 
"On the 30th the two township wagons 
were taken to( Jabriel Sliuler, in Skijipack, 
and were there appraised. The last week 
of June there was much preparation and 
trouble concerning the teams, (referring, 
})robably, to the conveyances to carry sup- 
plies to the Biitish and I'lovincial troops 
in south western Pennsylvania). Hay 
making ended on the 28th. As to local 
necrology he notes that : Jacob INIartin 
died in flower Milford township on the 
5th, and was buried on the (ith. The 
wife of Ziegenfuss died this montli. On 
the 29th Hackbertman's wife died; also 
three children of Nungesser, the smith. 



Days Devoted to Research Abroad, 




Soon after our return from Ilaly and 
Switzerland to historic Strasburg, Mr. 
Jules Beck accompanied me to the librarj^, 
and introduced me to his friend, Prof. Dr. 
Julius Euting, linguist and archaeologist, 
who holds a leading position in tlie insti- 
tution. Dr. Euting knew someting of the 
Wurtemberg branch of my family, and 
gave nie the addresses of members of it 
at Heilbronn, in the (ierman army, and 
elsewhere. He took me to the office of 
Prof. Dr. A. Barack, Geheime Path, of 
the library, and presented me to him. Dr. 
Barack occupies as his office a spacious 
room in a front wing of tlie library edifice, 
of the style and general appearance of an 
American railroad president's private 
office. He took at once, as Di-. Euting had 
done, an interest in tlie object of my 
coming, and tliought of many ways of 
assisting me. He spoke of the splendid 
generosity of American millionaires who 
give thousands and hundreds of thousands 
of dollars for the establishment of libraries 
in American cities. 

The full title of the Strasburg library 
is: Kaiserliche Universita^ts- und Landes- 
bibliothek. As already intimated, Dr. 
Barack received me in the kindliest spirit. 
My coming from Philadelphia seemed to 
please him. A little later the cause of his 
friendship for our city Ijecame apparent. 

As is well remembered in America, the 
great Strasburg library was destroyed dur- 
ing the bombardment of the city by the 
Germans during the siege in ]870. Imme- 
diately after the close of the Franco-Ger- 
man war large donations of books were 
made by Americans to establisli a new- 
library. Dr. Barack spoke feelingly of these 
contributions. He also spoke in terms of 
of highest appreciation, of Col. 31. Rich- 
ards Muckle, of Philadelphia, through 
whose efforts, aided by the powerful in- 
fluence of tlie Public Ledger, with which 
he was connected, the donations were 
principally obtained. Dr. Barack showed 

me some of the correspondences files of 
invoices, and bills of lading, having refer- 
ence to this benevolence, which was in- 
augurated a quarter of a century ago, and 
has not ceased this day. He next con- 
ducted me to the great Council Chamber 
of the Library, a large hall handsomely 
furnished and decorated. L^pon its walls 
were portraits of the leading benefactors 
of the re-established library, conspicuous 
among them that of Colonel Muckle— a 
full-length picture and striking likeness. 

The palatial structure in which the new 
librai-y is housed was completed only a 
few months before my visit. Dr. Barack 
showed me through the various rooms, 
and explained the system of classification 
and cataloguing. The appliances used for 
shelving books are the latest improved. 

AVhen I got down to actual work, the 
service proved to be unsurpassed. The 
tables for reading, the light, and the 
readiness with which calls for books are 
answered, were all that could be wished. 
The depai'tment of American historical 
literature has grown to considerable 
dimensions. Many familiar German- 
American works were here. 

There are a number of volumes relating 
to the hegira from Germany to England 
in 1708-1710. One of these is the well- 
known Das verlangte, nicht eriangte Ca- 
naan (The desired but not acquired Ca- 
naan), an exaggerated account of the 
misfortunes of recent colonists to Carolina 
and Pennsylvania; with which are bound 
seven other papers upon subjects intended 
to dissuade German emigrants from leav- 
ing their native land. The volume, con- 
sisting of 1.S9 pages, was issued at Frank- 
fort and Leipzig in 171L I made copious 
notes from the first paper, for the pur- 
pose of preparing an article for the read- 
ers of the Perkiomen Region ; but a few- 
weeks after my return to Philadelphia, 
Mr. F. R.Diefenderffer read an exhaustive 
paper upon the subject before the Pen.n- 
sylvania-German society, which has bc-n 
printed in the series of volumes issued by 
that society and has been before the pub- 
lic for four years. 

A work on Alsatian familj- history, by 
Bernhardt Hertzog, printed in Strasburg, 



in 1592, interested me. The full title, in 
German, is : 

Chronicon Alsatiae. | Edelsasser Chro- 
nick I ... I Durch den | Ehrnvesten, 
Hochachtbarn, Hern Bernhart Hertzo- 
gen, I dieser Zeit Hanaw Liechten- | ber- 
gischen Amptmann zu AVordt. | Cum gra- 
tia & Priuilegio. I GednurktzuStrassburg, 
durch Bernhart Jobiu, Anno 1592. 

The contents of this exceedingly valu- 
able work show that many old Strasburg 
and Alsatian faniilie« liave sent represen- 
tatives to America, and with us have 
spread broadcast. The Reiff family is an 
example. The coat-of-arms is given, and 
from the long list of services rendered in 

Muster Roll Towamencin Town- 

Captain, Daniel Springer. 
Lieutenant, John Xing. 

Christian Weaver 
Owen Hugh 
Chi-istoplier Master 
Abraham Anders 
Jesse Luken 
David Hipt 
Jacob Frey 
John Welier 
John Smith 
Jacob Smith 
Swan Yeocom 
Henry God wait 
Yealis Castel 
John Hendricks 
Arnold Boors 

Henry Castel 
Jacob TTpregrove 
John Evans 
John Yeakly 
Henry Yealis 
Jacob Penebecker 
Jacob Hendricks 
William Godshalk 
Israel Tennis 
Michael Moyer 
Abraham Wambole 
Boltis Yeakly 
David Speese 
Frederick Fisher 

various centuries by men of the name I '^Christopher Rinewald Jolm Edwards 

select three paiagraphs— 1, Reintz Reiff 
was in tl-e Council of Stiasburg in 1338 ; 
2, Peter Reiff held a government appoint- 
ment in 1304 ; 3, Adam Reiff became 
Annneister (what the present-day equiva- 
lent of this office is, who can tell ?) in 
1445. Take, too, the Zum Riedts, who 
may be identical with our numerous Reed 
family ; Burckluirt znm Riedt was in the 
Council of Strasburg in 1309; others who 
held high stations were Bechtolt zum 
Rieth in 13()4 and 1371, Hamselin zum 
Riedt in 1313, Birckel zuiu Riedt in 1.349,- 
Peterman zum Rieth in 1372, and so on 
down to Hans Wilhelm zum Riedt in 1502. 
The pleasant walk from the heart of the 
city, across the bridge over the 111, be- 
yond what formei-ly was tlie Fischer Thor, 
to the Library, and the fascinating work 
there, were strong trmptations to prolong 
our stay. The concerts at the Orangerie, 
and the wealth of fioweis and plants, and 
the military men and fashionables to be 
seen there, were a great attraction. The 
daily evolutions of flic German army, 
about 23,000 men .stationed there, in a 
vast field of perhaps a thousand acres, 
seetned to have little interest for the resi- 
dents, but to American eyes this was a 
wondrous sight ; for at that time our en- 
tire army numbered little more than the 
garrison in Strasburg. Friday, June 5, 
IcSOt;, we regretfully Ic^ft Strasbui-g, and 
reached Heidellu'rg in time for a mid-day 

Lonard Hendrick Jacob C-rub 

(larretlTodsIialk miller William Hofman 
Benjamin Hendricks Henry Smith 
Peter Boors Joseph Smith 

John Boors Boltis Rinewalt 

Andrew Miller Melcher Rinewalt 

Jacob Kolp William Skelten 

John Luken, Jos. son John Cunrad 
Joseph Luken Peter Godshalk 

Cadwaled Luken Jacob Halman 

Abraham Drasher George Snider 
John Luken, Abraham Abraham Crubb 
Christian Castel Nov. 24th 1780. 

Compared Ja"-^ 29, 1781. D. H. 

Frag-ments of Family History. 

REV. JACOB F. W\.MI>o],E, 

pastor of Grace Lutheran church, Shamo- 
kin. Pa., and a resident of that place and 
vicinity since 1857, is a son of Rev. Jacob 
Wampole, who died and is buried at 
Augustus ciun-ch, Ti'appe. Rev. Jacob 
Wampole was a son of Jacob Wampole, 
who died and is buried at Indian Field 
church, near a brancli of Perkiomen 
creek. The last mentioned Jacob A\'ain- 
pole was a son of Frederick ^Vamp<)le, 
who emigrated from the Wetterau, Ger- 
many, in the year 1742, and settled on a 

farm pin-chased of LuktMis, in 

Towamensing township. 

Revolutiox)ary Persioners. 


of r.ucks county, a soldier of the Revolu- 
tionary war, was granted a gratuity of 
Forty dollars and an anmiity of Forty 
dollars, from January 1, 1822, during life, 
by act of legislatui'e approved April 2,1822. 


Captain Jacob Peterman, 


His Services in the Revolutionary War. 

In the summer of 1776, when it became apparent that the British 
forces at Boston were beginning a movement upon New York, Jacob 
Peterman marched at the head of a company of Providence township 
mihtia across New Jersey to Amboy. He was at the time, according to 
the tax list of Providence township, the keeper of an inn, and owner of 
80 acres of land, 4 horses and 3 cows. He was a man of good standing 
in the community, and held the office of supervisor of the roads in the 
township. Of his antecedents we shall speak hereafter. 

The call for troops was for a temi of six weeks. It came in the 
middle of summer, the farmer's busiest season. Apparently the militia, 
although unused to warfare, had previously been formed into companies, 
but as regarded equipment for service nothing had been done. The 
emergency Avas most urgent. To protect Philadelphia and Pennsylvania 
the invading enemy must be repulsed at New York. The unprepared 
citizen soldiers, in squads and single companies, provided in some cases 
with gurts and blankets and camp kettles, and in others destitute of these 
necessaries, were hurried across the Jerseys, to meet the foe. 

For a fortnignt or more separate companies of men from Reading and 
other parts of Berks county had been marching down the Manatawny 
road, through The Trappe. On Monday, the 5th of August, the Provi- 
dence township company took its departure. The Saturday before. Pastor 
Muhlenl)erg had l)een requested to preach to them on the Sunday prior to 
their march. A large assemblage of people met in the Trappe Lutheran 
church on the afternoon of Sunday, and the pastor preached to them in 
both the languages spoken in the community — English and German. The 
next day they marched away, amid scenes usual to such trying occasions. 

We find trace of them in Philadelphia. August 9, 1776, the Com- 
mittee of Safety directed Treasurer Nesbitt to pay Captain Peterman' s 
account of £5 14 9, and to charge same to Congress. What this money 
was disbursed for the records do not state, but it was in all probability 
paid out by Captain Peterman for meals for his men while on the march 
from Providence to Philade]])hia and while in the city making prepara- 
tions for the further march. 

In due time they reached Amboy, and were there, without doubt, 
when the battle of Long Island was fought, on the 27th of August, but 
did not participate in that engagement, unfortunate for the American 
cause. The names of the soldiers in Captain Peterman' s company have, 
with a few exceptions, l)een lost. We know, however, who were the tax- 
able inhabitants of Providence township in 1776 (see Perkiomen Region, 
Volume Two, pp. 47-52); and that of the young and middle-aged of 
these the company was composed. 


About six weeks later, when the term of enlistment of Ins company 
was about to expire. Captain Peterman wrote to Pastor Muhlenberg from 
Amboy, announcing the intended early return of his soldiers to their 
homes. They returned by way of the city of Philadelphia. Captain 
Peterman here had a difficulty with JNIichael Conner, whose name appears 
in the list of taxables of Providence township, for 1776. The affair is 
described in the proceedings of the Council of Safety, thus: 

In Council of Safety, Sept. 19, 1776. 

Mr. Micthael Conner exhibited a Complaint against Jacol:) Peterman, 

John Slice cl" Roreman, of New Providence Townshi]), wli(\ with 

several others, had assaulted and threatened him so as to put him in fear 
of his Life ct Projjcrt}'; whereupon the sec^'etary was ordered to Issue 
summonses to be served on the said Peterman, Slice and Roreiuan, to be 
and appear before the board on t\iesday Morning next at Ten o' Clock, to 
answer the Com])laint of said IMichael Conner. 

On Saturday, September 28, Captain Peterman and his men having 
returned to Providence township, Frederick Muhlenberg, the soji of Pas- 
tor Muhlenberg, preached to them. 

To Re^•. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, who kejit a careful diary of 
the events of the time, do we owe our knowledge of the fact that Jacob 
Peterman was captain of the Providence township comi^any in 1776, that 
the comjuniy went to the front, that they served tlieir six-weeks' tei'ui, 
and that they i-elurned to their homes. But foi' his journal we sliould, 
most likely, have no record of the patriotic servi('e performed l)y the men 
of The Tra])pe and its vicinity. 

The story of this initial cam])aign of Cajjtain Peterman and his men 
is told, in Pastor Muhlenberg's diary, thus: 

Saturday, August 3, 1776. As a conjpany of militia, coni})osed of 
the inhabitants of Providence is to march next Mond:iy, I was requested 
by the Cai)tain and others yesterday, to give them a ])arting exhortation 
on Sunday afternoon, in English and German, at the Augustus Church. 

Sunday, August 4. Peached the (4iurch in Providence at lialf-])ast 
three o'clock, where I found a very large collection of (-lennan and l^]ng- 
lish jK'ople. We lii'st sang a few verses of a (ieniian hynni, llien I 
preached in Faiglish on Ephesians vi: 10, and following vei'ses, on the 
heavenly armor; and finally in German on Deuteronomy xx: 1-4. There 
was much wee})ing, i)erhaps not so nuich for our sins, as becausi' the 
women must send tlieir husbands, mothers their sons, and childi-en their 
fathers, into the Held: which is sometbing unusual here, nay even un- 
heard of. 

Monday, August 5. This morning the company of Providence 
marched off; many women, children and p., rents wept for their departing 
ones. One of these, viz: Henrv Schrack, re(|uested me to ba])ti/.e liis 
child. \ 

Monday, August \-2. Baptized a child of John \'an der Sluice, and 
wife Reb., named Reinhart, born October oO, 1774: Sponsors, the motiier 
in person, the wife of Ja(H)b Riess, and the wife of I'eler Becki-r. The 
father is absent at cani[). 


Wednesday, SeptemV^er 11. Received an English letter from Captain 
Peterman from Aml)oy in Jersey, where the camp of the militia is placed. 
His company ex])ect to return home to Pro\-idence next week, as they 
have served six weeks, their stipulated time of service. 

Saturday, September 28. In the afternoon Frederick preached to 
Captain Peterman' s company, who have retiu-ned home. 

April 22, 1777, the result of the election for field officers for the Fifth 
BattaHon, Philadelphia County mihtia, was made known. This bat- 
talion comprised White Marsh, Plymouth, Whitpain, Xorrington, Wf _- 
cester and New Providence townships. The officers elected were: Colone^, 
Robert Cuny, Esq. ; Lieutenant-Colonel, Archibald Thompson, Esq. ; 
Major, John Edwards, Esq. Jacol) Peterman commanded the Fourth 
company of the battalion. All the classes of the battalion — eight in 
number — Avere called in 1777 to perform a tour of duty. This was the 
year of Brandy wine, Swede's Ford, Paoli, Germantown; of the crossing 
and recrossing of the Schuylkill by the contending armies; of the taking 
of Philadeljihia by the British, and of the encampment at Valley Forge 
for the Winter. That in these exciting events Captain Peterman had part 
there can he no doubt. 

In the year 1778, six classes of the Fifth Battalion were called out to 
perform the second tour of duty. This year, as in that |jreceding, Cap- 
tain Peterman commanded the Fourth company of the Fifth battahon of 
the County militia. But towards the close of the year, he had serA^ice in 
another organization. We copy from the published Pennsylvania Archives : 

Muster Roll of Captain Jacob Peterman's Company, of the Fourth 
Vtattalion, Philadelphia County Militia, Regiment of Foot, in the service 
of the United States, commanded by Colonel William Dean, Philadelphia, 
December 22, 1778: 

Captain, Jacob Peterman; ' Second Lieutenant, Isaac McGlathery; 
Ensign, Benjamin Ramsey; Seargeants, Peter \\'hitner, app. December 
11, 1778; Thomas Shepherd, app. December 11, 1778; Samuel Bartleson, 
app. December 11, 1778; Benjamin Fox, app. December 11, 1778. 


3Iartin Ferringer, 

December 11, 1778. 

Xichola.* Slough, December 11, 1778. 

John Lukiii, 

Aquila Roberts, 

Jacob Mover, 

Christian Gross, 

Robert Jones, 
Philip Kurnderfer, 


John Bradford, 

James Davis, 

Peter Andei-son, 

John Harple, 

Richard Meggs, 

John Rawn, 

George , 

Michael Whisler, 

George Bisbing, 

George Smvth, 

Andrew Murphy, 

Henry Stall, 

honisle Bower, 

Michael Sjeler, 

Daniel O'Xail, 

George Walter, 

Andrew Knox, 

" onfurlo'h 

Robert Stewart,- 

Henry Conrad, 

Matthia.s Nein, 

Josepli Dehaven, 

George Jerry, 

John Matthews, 

Edward Coulston, 

Ephraim Armstrong, 

John Hannah, 

Edward Wells, 

Joseph Wauker, 

William Doll, 



December 22**, 1778, Mustered then Captain Jacob Peterman's com- 
pany, as specified in the aliove roll. 

Lewis Nicola, T. M. & Com. Muster pro tempore. 

In the accounts of the sub-Lieutenant of Philadelphia county we 
find a jjayment made to 

Jacob Peterman, for provisions for the militia, December 17, 1778, £0 18 9 

The following year, 1779, Captain Peterman held the same position 
in the militia establishment that he held in the two preceding years. 

Apart from service in the field, we find this record in the military 
accounts : 

Jacob Peterman, for hauling baggage, June 12, 1779, £2 12 6. 

In 1780 there was a change in the battalion numbering. Robert 
Curry was Lieutenant Colonel of the Sixth battalion. The Fourth com- 
pany of this battalion was officered by Jacob Peterman, Captain; AMlliam 
North, Lieutenant; John Dismant, Ensign. The men enrolled in the 
company, as printed in the Pennsylvania Archives, were: 

Sixth Battalion, Fourth Company, Philadelphia County Militia. 

Captain, Jacob Peterman. 
1st Class Peter Remby George Bethill 

Cliarles Young 
Benjamin Holme 

Peter Remby 
David Stoll 
Jolin Slninli 

2d Class Michael I'eterman 
Henry Carl 

3d Class George Herpel 
Adam Hoover 
Cad''. Jones 
Benedict (iarber 
Peter Finickle 

4th Class John Rawn 
John Hesser 
Nicholas Bower 
James Shannon 
Michael AVeaver 
John Shearer 

5th Class Ludwick Painter 
Francis Sliunk 

6th Class John Nortli 
Peter Shunk 

7th Class Benjamin Desnitt 

Christopher Bearman 

8th Class Francis Jordan 
Samuel Bradford 
Jolni Eshensrller 

John Shunk 
George Rawn 

John Thomas 

William Davis 
John Fry 

David Kennedy, Esq. 
Anthony Vanderslice 
Daniel Waggoner 
Jolm Hdrple 
John Reed 
AVilliam Doll 
Ludwick Harple 
John "Weaver 

Leonard Dull 
Jacob Remby 
Jacob Peterman 
Leonard Walker 
Jacob Razor 
Jacob Carl 
Casper Rawn 
Christian Rudolph 
Felix Lee 

George Deal 

John Boyer 
Joseph Fry 


Georger Hepler 

James Davis 
Frederick Isaac 
Abram Schrack 
Barney Idle 
Adam Chrisman 

Michael Shupe 

Paul Beard 

Ludwick Backman 
Henry Prisor 
Daniel Crisman 

His Ancestry. 
The sons of Christian Ludwick Piederman, late of Bristol township, 
Philadelphia county, were Jacob Piederman, whose wife's given name 
was Anna; Philip Piederman, Benjamin Piederman, and Christian Pie- 
derman. These persons signed their names to an instrument of writing 
on January 1, 1761, each one spelling the name: Peterman. Christian 
Ludwick Piederman, otherwise Biederman, made his will January 13, 
174f, and died that year. He was a native of Anhalt. His wife was 
Maria Margaretha Zimmerman, daughter of Rev. John Jacob Zimmerman, 
a mathematician and scientist; who died in Rotterdam in 1693, on the 



journey with his family to Pennsylvania. (Sachse in Pietists of Provin- 
cial Pennsylvania and Seidensticker in The Hermits of the Wissahickon. ) 
That Captain Jacol) Peterman was the son of Christian Ludwick Bieder- 
man and Maria Margaretha Zimmerman seems almost certain; but the 
evidence in hand is not sufficient to establish this fact. 

(To be Continued.) 

Record of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge, I73I-J76I* 


( Continued. ) 
III. Baptisms by Peter Henry Dorsius, 1741-1744. 











Aug. 30 Andreas Lohr, ,Tohan Andreas 

Catharina? [Christina] 
" Caspar Holtzhauser, Andreas 

Margretha, his wife 
" Peter Mueller and Johann Conrad 

wife Anna Maria 
" George Welcker and Johannes 

Anna Margreth 
" Johannes Mack Anna Margretha 

and Margreth 
" Philip Kiet and Veronica Eva Elisabetha 
" Jacob Maurer and Sophia Anna Maria 
" Jacob Lingei and Catharina 

Ursula Anna 
" Johan Georg Fritle (?) Elisabetha 
and Anna Catrina 
Philip Labahr and Sara Abraham 
Philip Labahr and Sara Sara 
Philip Labahr and Sara Eva Elisabetha 
Conrad Wannenmacher Elisabetha 
and Barbara 


, Sept. 4 Adam Hilligas and Johan Michel 

Wendel Weigand and Anna Maria 

Anna Margretha 
Bernhard Dotter Elisabetha 

and Gertraut 
Johannes Segler, Andreas 

Anna Mary 
Niklaus Kotenburger Elisabetha 

and Margretha Anna 
Georg Michel Kolb Joseph 

and Elisabeth 


May 5 Hans Rudolf Eck Anna Maria 

• and Anna Cathrina 


Philip Emmert and wife 

Andreas Greber 

Conrad Kolb and wife 

Johannes Mack and wife 

Georg "Welcker and wife 

Elisabetha Hilligas 
Anna Maria Segler 
Johannes Bingeman 

and wife 
Elisabetha Ries 

Caspar Holtzhauser 
Zeuge ist die Mutter 
Eva Elisabetha Hilligas 
Georg Jcerg and wife 

Michel Reder and wife 

Johannes Segler and wife 

Zeuge ist die Mutter 

AVendel Weigand 

and wife 
Elisabetha Hatai (?) 

Joseph Fabion 
Anna Maria 

Catharina Zimmerman 

Moilger [Melchior] Johann Georg 

Suessholtz and Elisabeth 

Adam Bossert and Jacobe Johann Friedrich Friedrich Goetz 

Andres Maurer Margretha Anna INIargaretha Lauer - 

and Anna Maria 
Michel Mol and Rosina Michel Michel Reitenbach 

Joh. Segler and Joh. Friedrich Zeuge ist der Vater selbst 

Anna Maria 


[These 25 children were baptized by Rev. Dorsiiis, but the entries 
were not made l\v him, perhaps by one of the elders. Rev. Boehm, in 
his report of 1744, refers to this period as follows: 

"As Goetschy was no more with them, Rev. Mr. Dorsius has mean- 
while administered the Lord's Supper to this congregation several times 
before his journey to Europe [^Ma}^, 1743-Jan., 1744] and when I Avas at 
Goshenhoppen on last Easter I heard from a ruling elder that he [Dorsius] 
has made an agreement to administer connuunion again to them in the 
coming month of May." In a postscript he adds: "On May 6, 1744, 
Rev. Mr. Dorsius administered the Lord's Supper at New Goshenhoppen. "] 

( To he Continued. ) 

Our Revolutionary Sires. 


son of Henry Scheffy, was born on the first of May, 1757; confirmed a 
member of Falkner Swamp Reformed church at Whitsuntide, 1778; 
married (first), May 25, 1784, Catharine Roshong, daughter of Philip 
Roshong, and (second) June 23, 1793, Catharine Mayburry, daughter of 
Joseph Mayburry; died May 17, 1839. Of children by these marriages 
we have record in tlie Falkner Swamp Reformed church book of: 

Catharine Schefff, born September 3, 1789. 

Jacob Scheffv, l)orn April 22, 1794. 

Maria Schelly, born August 11, 1795. 

Christoi)her S(^heffy was a fifer in the Revolutionary war. 

February 5, 1833, the Pennsylvania legislature granted Christopher 

Sheflfy, of Montgomery county, an annuity of forty dollars for Revolu- 
tionary services. 

He lived at the present village of Fruitville, and Avas buried at Falk- 
ner Swamp Reformed l:)urying ground, with military honors. The SAvamp 
Light Horse attended the funeral. His Avives are buried beside him. 
(See Perkiomen Region, Volume One, page 152. ) 


Mathias Lockman, soldier of the Pennsvh'nnia Line in the Revolu- 
tion, Avas granted a ])ension by the Congress of the United States. In a 
list furnished January 31, 1825, to the State of Pennsylvania his name 

Mar(;h 18, 1834, the legislature of Pennsylvania granted an annuity 
of forty dollars to Mathias Lachman, a Revolutionary soldier. 

He is buried at the Falkner Swamp Reformed church. His grave- 
stone bears these Avords: 

Hier ruliet 

geborcn den * 

21 Juni 1757 

Starb den 8. 

November 184S. 

Alter 91 Jahre 

4 mo. u. 18 Tage. 

Catharine Kerner, Avife of Mathias Lachman, was boni January 23, 
1750, and died November 14, 1820. 


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fyi-t til"'""-'' '-'-'1- ' ^'- 

Fac-siraile of Title Page of Record of Groshenhoppen Reformed Charge, 
■written in 1736 by Rev. John Henry Goetschy. 



David Shultze^s Journal. 

( Continued. ) 
[January, 1759.] 

2. Wrote at Dettery's. 2, 3, 4. 

Wheat dr. 

3, 4. John and Daniel Stoufers 

Land divided at late Walberts. 

15. Snowlicke. 

16. Lines run ad John Martin 

Reyer and Conrad Zimmer- 

17. 18. Land divided for Joseph 

Eherhard in Upper Milford. 
d. 9' Christians Nuptial. 

Den 5'"" Januar abends umb 7 uhr 
ist das Ungliick ans M. W. 
geschehen. Ancilla ejus 
hanged herself. 

Ich versincke 

im tiefen Schlamm 

Da kein Grund ist. 

In Upper Milford ist ein Hauss ver- 
brant, auch ein Kind ver- 
brant, abends d. 1' February. 


















Went to Philadelphia 

Michael Harlaeher. 
Returned home with 6 

►Surveyed for Christian 

reiter, and Ten Drafts made 

this wa . . 
Much Snow. 
Korn dreschen geendigt. This 

Year 153 Bushel. 
Went to Whitpain Township. 
Surveyed for Jacob Kurr at 

returned home 12". 


Went to INIaccongv to Christian Den 25'™ 

Gurr. Wrote iiis Will. 
Surveyed for Anthony Rishel. 

From Spiegels./' 
returned. little' effected pr. 
Krall and^Larush agreement. 
Snowlike. 8, 9. rainy. 
Phillip nach Germanton gefah- 
ren mit 20 hundert Mehl, 
price 8 shl. got £8 0. 
returned home. 
Were at John Mocks. 
Surveyed for Casper Hinter- 
and Walter Miller etc. 
Snow and ver}' Stormy. 
In vain went to Adam Schnei- 
der. Cold. 
ys\'\\\ to Larush Krall with 

John Mack went to Philad. 

Nuptials Christian Kalbachs cles 
Schuhmachers 9' January, 


Februar Phillip Lahr went 
home after he lived with me 
about 2^ years. 
Johannes Ziewer im Falconer 
Swam ist diesen Monat auch 

im Reich China sollen sein 
143 Grosse StJidte . . . Cities 
1229 Kleine Stiidte . . Towns 

Montezuma der letzte Kc'inig in Mex- 
ico hatte 30 vasulen Konige, 
ein jeder war 100,000 man 

stare k. 

Mexico hat 80,000 












returned. Nothing effected 
about the Waggons Ac- 

at Danckels wrote 1 Agreement. 

22. at Martin Sturtznians. 
Settled their affair. 
24. Surveyed at Richard (Greg- 
orys and returned. 

Went to Montgomery Town- 

Surveyed for .John Bruner and 
.John Herman. 


[Memorandum. ] 
to 26. Februar to Survey for 
Bruner witTiout fail on Ne- 

[March J 

A letter dated to George at 19. 

^^"ent to .John Millers in Fal- 
coner Swamp, and David 

Surveyed for Adam Schneider. 





Sind der Peter Moll und George 
Bechtel, die zwey Mennisten 
Prediger, 12 Stundt von ein- 
ander gestorben und sind 21'"° 
dato begraben worden. 

Wohl d.enen zumahl 
Die freudig fortgehen 
Durchs Jammerthal 
Daselbst brunen graben 

I^ehren, dass sich viel bekehren. 

Der Casper Senger im Falconer 
Schwamm ist d. 10*" auch 

Der Paul Ivirckner ist den 17'° Mertz 
auch gestorben. Seine Frau 
ist den 21'" Mertz auch ge- 

D. 23' Mertz ist des Andr. Beyers 
Frau in Lower Milford auch 

Des Benedict Gamans Frau ist die- 
sen ]\Ionat auch gestorben. 

Des Henrich Webers frau und Hen- 
rich Bruners sohn sind diescn 
Monat auch gestorben. 

at Grie^mers Agreements wrote. Den 3"" April ist des Michel Roders 

Very cold weather. Twi^ 
at Roudebush Agreement wrote. 
Melchior's Indisposition l)e- 
ginnt. CVintinued to the 17'" 
Begriibnis Bechtels und Moll's, 
at Griesmer's. Surveyed 50™'''. 
Apple trees planted. 
^^"ent to Saucon, Surveyed for 
George Sewitz. 28 for Tho". 
Owen, and returned in rainy 
27, 28. rain. 29, very Stormy 
with rain from North East. 

Robert Thomas' Land divided. 
Surveyed for Tho. Rich'^ and .J". 

Roberts. Divide d Tho. 

Cristvs Plantation. 

Catherina gestorl)en, und den 
5"° l^egraben worden. 


9. Surveyed for 



17"" April ist der Johannis 
Hystandt auf seinem Platz 




Conrad Gilbert, Fridrich Bai- 
teman, John Ringer and 
John Bans. 
10. returned. 

Ein Kuh sold to Jacob Muth 9'*. 
12. A. Sampsels lines run. 
17. Surve3'ed for Daniel Neyer. 
19. 2|- acres init Haber gesaht. 
Vendue at Mart. tSturtzmans. 
Vendue ans Val. Griessmers. 
Sur\'eyed for Ge')rgc \¥jiggoner 

et John .Jamison. 
A^'ent to ^NFatliews Eagner". 
26. Surveyed for him, and 
lines run for Federolph Gaman. 
For Anna Catharina Eckin. 
M. 8t . . . . Den Flaxsaam 

Went to Jacob Showalter. 
Den 29'™ Abends hat man wieder 
einen Comet stern gesehen 
gegen Suden. Und v o r 
Ostern eincai Comet gegen 





in Upper IMilford Township 

3'™ April als am Carfreytag 
ist bey Franckfort am Mayn 
ein hitzige Schlacht geschehen 
Der Printz von Isenburgh 
blieb Todt. Von Berlin mel- 
den sie die Frantzosen \er- 
lohre 2000 man todt und 
4000 blessirt. Die Deutschen 
2300 todt und l)lessirt. 
Den 11"" Ai)ril hat sich Penamunde 
ergeben an die Preussen. 
190 soldiers 11 officers were 
made prisoners, etc., etc. 

Der Hochbervihmte Held 
Printz von Isenburg fiillt 
Durch einem Schuss den ihm 
Conta<les wust zu langen. 
Der Printz de Ferdinand 
ein schon begrabniss halt 
Auch wiirde sonst des Volcks 

Im Felde viel gefiilt. 





2, 3. Showalters Land divided. 
Surveyed for Adam Deshler. 
For Margareth late Sheafers now 

returned hom(\ 5. Tax list 
came up. 
7. Surveyed for Christopher Krouse 
and for David Streib. Then 
drafts mate etc. 
14. Haber saat finislied. 
14. I went to A\'liite Hall. 15, 
Surveyed lor John Shadd. 
16, for Jacob Bender. 

16. ^^^as at Velte Gramlichs. 

17. Surveyed a piece for Jacob 

Merkel in Weissenliergh. 18, 
was at Velte Peltry s, and 
Christian Kurr's pla(;e. 
19. Surveyed for ])avid Ansel in 
Maccongy and Phillip Keb- 
ler and returned home. 

22. Agreement wrote for Fridr. 


23. Agreement for Philip Heist 


28, Nach Philadelphia gefahren 
mit 15 b. W'lieat 9'2 hundred 

Den 4'™ May ist die alte Hillegassin 

gestorben und den 6'™ be- 

graben worden. 
Des John Shellys Frau in Lower 

Milford ist diesen Monat 

auch gestorben. 

Willian] Kelly lives in Cecil Coun- 
ty, Maryland, at Michael 
^^'alaces IVIill, within six 
miles of North East, to En- 
(juire at jNIr. Hustons, sup- 
pose in Market Street. He 
was here the 25' May,' 1759. 



Rye Meal. Price Wh* 5 /7 

meal 9 / and 9 /6. 
29. was near pressed. 30, returned. 
21, 26. Several drafts made. 
May 3' in the Evening I saw a 

Pluenomenon near the even- 

ing star. 


Ego returned from 

Philad" with 
Mathew Briekerd, Rudy 
Frick, Geo. Roth. 
6. Drafts made. 
^^^ent to Bethlehem. 8, Came 
to JohnHystands. 9, returned. 
Some Township people met. 
13, 15. Weui to Dav' Levys to 

Settle his accounts. 
12, 13, 14. Weidknecht crop- 
ped an acre. 
Den ersten Bienen Schwarm 

Some Township people met. 
13, 14. Accounts settled of 

David Lews. 
Surveyed for Jacob Clemens ct 
Christian Clemmers, — now 
Jacol) Clemmers. 
"W^as at Pittings, etc. 
Den 2"" l>ienen Schwarm be- 
Grass zu mjihcn Ijegint. 
Den 3'"' Bienen Schwarm be- 
Sind die zwey Township wagen 
nach Ship])ach zum GaV)riel 
Shuler gefahren und dasell)st 
gepraist worden. 
Diese Woche war vicl Riistung und 
und troubel wegen den fiih- 
Heu Ernte geendigt. 
Was at Steinmans for Oats. 










')'™ ist in Lower Milford Town- 
ship der Jacob Martin ge- 
storben. Den 6"° begraben 

Des Zigenfuss Frau is auch gestorben. 

D. 29. ist des Hackbertmans Frau 
auch gestorben. 

Item dem Nungesser dem Schmit 3 


to survey for Abraham Heflefinger 
after Pentecost. 

The nint Time in Philad" to get out 
a new Receipt for Jacob 
Shneider in Lowhill. The 
warrant was directed to Chris- 
topher Stetler in Maccongy, 


(To be Continued.) 

Brief Notice of Colonial Families. 


H. J. B. Wright, M. D., 312 South Third street, San Jose, Cal., is 
descended from several Colonial families of Philadelphia. He is the son 
of Ephraim Wright, who was the son of Justus Wright, who was the son 


of Thomas and Elizabeth (Northrop) Wright; Elizabeth (Northrop) Wright 
was the daughter of Jeremiah Northrop; Jeremiah Northrop was the son 
of George and Eleanor (De Neup) Northrop; Eleanor (De Neus) Northrop 
was the daughter of Hans and Janneken De Neus. Hans De Neus (Neues, 
Nyce, Nice) was a resident of the Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, and 
an owner of land in the city and county of Philadelphia. Octol)er 20, 1720, 
he purchased 725 acres in Pennsylvania, 530 acres of which was located 
on the banks of Society run, in the present Frederick township, Mont- 
gomery county. Hans De Neus never lived on this purchase, l)ut he 
granted, September 21, 1724, 200 acres of it to his son, John Nice, who 
lived and died upon it. Dr. Wright desires to obtain information about 
the early life of Thomas Wright, and Thomas Wright's father and grand- 

Justus \\"right was born in Greene township, Greene county, Penn- 
sylvania, May 21, 17.S9; married (first), March 22, ISIO, Rachel Morris, 
(second) May 13, 1816, Elizabeth Morris, and (third) Mary Bailey; died, 
on his farm, five miles southwest of Connersville, Indiana, February 22, 
1873; buried at Tullis Chapel, Connersville township. Rachel Morris, 
daughter of GJeorge and Margaret Morris, was born in Greene county, Pa., 
March 9, 1799; died there, February 23, 1814. Elizabeth Morris, daughter 
■ of Levi and Elizal)eth Morris, was born in Greene county, Pa. ; died, near 
Connersville, Indiana, October 14, 1827; buried in Village Creek ceme- 
tery, Connersville township. 

The children of Justus and Rachel (Morris) Wright were: 

1. Saiah Wright, born June 11, 1811; married Joseph Wood; died 
about 1875. 

2. John Foster Wright, born vSeptember 27, 1812; died :March 12, 18S0. 

3. Rachel Wright, born February 14, 1814. 

The children of Justus and Elizabeth (Morris) Wright were: 

4. Ephraim Wright, born Februar}^ 26, 1818; married Polly (Buck- 
ley) Hardy; died June 26, 18G5. 

5. Henry Morris Wright, born November 16, 1819; married L. A. 
Hastings; died Decemljer 3, 1884. 

Justus Wright lived in Greene county, Pa., until 1821, when he 
moved to what was then called Indiana Territory, and stopped :r few 
weeks where the (iourt house of Fayette county now stands. He settled 
on a farm on Faul criiek, about five miles southwest of Connersville, where 
he lived for half a century. He constructed a saw-mill on Faul creek, 
and coinc^idently carried on lumber-making and farmir.g. He was justice 
of the peace for several years, and Judge of Probate of Fayette county for 
eighteen years. He was a man of great foi:ce of charaf^ter; a meml)er of 
the Baptist Church for more than half a (century; in politics a Whig, and 
next a Republican. 

The Mennonite Year Book and Almanac for 1901 contains a number 
of highly interesting articles relative to the Mennonites and Schwenkfelders. 



Vol. IH. No. 9. 

91.00 a Tear. 

JLhc pcvhiomcn IRcQion, 

past anb |prc0cnt» 

Perkiomen Publishing Co., 



Henry S. DoUerer, 


James Y. Heckler, author of several 
works on local history, is engaged upon a 
history of Franconia township. 

Rev. James D. Acker, of Gernantown, 

met with a grievous loss last smamer at 
the fire at the camp meeting gr..un(is at 
Perkasie. Besides the loss of the <-lothing 
of himself and wife, and their h<.usehold 
goods, the genealogical record of the 
Philip Jacob Acker branch of the Acker 
familv were consumed. 

Prof. H. W. Kriebel, of the Perkiomen 
Seminary, at Pennsburg, Pa., las been 
chosen to prepare a history of the 
Schwenkfelders for the Pennsylvania- 
German Society. Prof. Kriebel is also 
collecting books and manuscripts for the 
Schwenkfeld Historical Library. 

At the meeting of the Lancaster County 
Historical Society, held September 7, 1900, 
papers were read on The Earliest lie- 
formed Church in Lancaster County, by 
Rev. Joseph PL Dubbs, D. D. ; on The 
Juliana Library, and on A Revolutionary 
Record, by B. C. Atlee, Esq. 

Count Zinzendorf's Pennsylvania Ser- 
mons have been translated into English 
by Rev. Francis F. Hagen, Moravian 
clergyman, of York, Pa., and ave r^ady 
for the press. Count Zinzendoi I' came to 
Pennsylvania early in December, 1741, 
and returned to Europe the beginning of 
.Tanuary, 1 74:>. While l.ere he pr. ached at 
Philadelphia, (iermantown, Bethlehem, 

Falkner Swamp, Oley, and in Heidelberg 
townsliip. The sermons are a valuable 
contribution to the liistorical literature of 
our State and country. The volume will 
contain about 400 pages, and will be sent 
to subscribers at SI. 2-5. Subscrijitions 
mav be sent to the Translator. 

Death of Hon. Jones De-fwiler. 

With the decease of Jones Detwiler, on 
Saturday, December 15, 1900, passed away 
a worthy man in all the relations of life, 
and a familiar figure for fifty years past 
in the local affairs of ^Montgomery county. 
Tlie knowledge the writer has of him 
goes back to the beginning of the year 
18o7, when Mr. Detwiler made monthly 
reports of meteorological observations 
which i.e handed in for publication in 
the Xorristown Register. 

In 1876-7S he was State Senator from 
Montgomery county, having been elected 
to that otfice on the Democrarie ticket. 
He was one of the founders of the His- 
torical Society of ^lontgomery county, 
whicli was organized in 1883, and was for 
a tiuie its president. He was a member 
and officer of Boehm's Reformed church, 
at Blue Bell, and took a persistent inter- 
est in developing its early history. In 
1884 he assisted actively in the centennial 
celebration of the founding of Mont- 
gomery county. In its display of anti- 
quarian objects he contributed numerous 
articles in the departments of Indian 
relics. Revolutionary relics, China ware,, 
antique wearing apparel, old school books, 
newspapers, and manuscripts, rare coins 
and paper money, and miscellaneous ar- 





tides. Tlie pame year he prepared the 
article on Whitpaiii Township for the 
History of Montgomery county, edited 
by CoL Theodore W. Bean. In 1800 he 
was one of the principal promolers of 
the celebration of the one hundre'l and 
fiftieth anniversary of the establisl ing of 
Boehm's Reformed Church, and h' con- 
ti'ibuted to it a historical paper. 

In Volume One of Historical Sktjtches, 
published by the Historical Society of 
Montgomery county, is a paper by Mr. 
Detwiler, on the Fourth and Fiftli Bat- 
talions, Pennsylvania Militia, 1777-1780 ; 
and in Volume Two of the same publica- 
tion, are papers by him on The Lost 
Church at "Whitemarsli and on the First 
Troop of Montg(^mery County Cavalry. 
In recent years he perused witli minute 
care the files of the Norristown Register, 
and made notes of historical interest 
therefrom. It is to these notes that the 
readers of The Perkiomen Region are in- 
debted for the information, credited to 
that journal, under the heading Our Re- 
volutionary Sires. Mr. Detwiler was a 
farmer, and attended the Ridge xA. venue 
market, Philadelpliia, for the sale of the 
products of his farm, almost up to the 
time of his death. His works do speak 
for him. He was observing, helpful, 
modest ; void of envy and free from self- 
ish desires. He deprived no weaker fel- 
low-man of one iota of his rights or his 

Jones Detwiler was born in Upper Dub- 
lin townsliip, Montgomery county, on 
the 11th day of November, 1828. His 
given name came from the family of iiis 
mother, who was Eliza Jones. He mar- 
ried, first, Hannah Elizabeth Hulland, 
daughter of John and Eliza Holland ; his 
second wife, Sarah Ann Dull, djuighter 
of Frederick and Sarah Dull, f-urvives 
him. His membership in Biehni's Re- 
formed church covered a period ot more 
than fifty-four years ; he served a< secre- 
tary, deacon and elder ; and was i?terest- 
ed in the Sunday school for f('ity-five 
years He was a school director of 
Whitpain township for thirty ye;i.-s, and 
auditor of Montgomery county for two 
terms, from 1859 to 1805. 

New Goshenhoppen in J 759. 
July 1, the 4th swarm of bees put in an 
appearance ; on the 4th the turnip land 
was broken ; on the 5th rye harvest — 
2570 sheaves cut by 19 reapers. On the 7th 
the two wagons were started, in care of 
Leonard Geisel and Henry Bower, for 
Carlisle and Rays Town ; the 4th of July 
is the first day of their service. On 10-12, 
buckwheat was sown in the level field. 
18 and 19th wheat was cut, 1850 sheaves 
was reaped in one and a half days, at a 
cost of 42 /9. 20, 21, Rye was hauled, 940 
sheaves into the barn, 805 stacked, 825 in 
the new shed— total 2570 sheaves. 23, 24, 
flax was j)ulled, and on the 27, 30, 
bound — 109 sheaves in all. On the 28th 
Stuertzman hauled logs, and on the 31st 
Melchior did the same. On the 31st 
Stuertzman's flax was bound. 

August ], half an acre was sown with 
turnip seed ; and began to bind oats. 
On the 2d, began to break ground for rye. 
On the 4tli Henry Bower, the teamster, 
returned from Rays Town ; on the 11th 
Leonard Geisel returned. 8th, an acre of 
new land sown with turnip seed. 8, 9, 10, 
Finished mowing oats. 10, Stuertzman's 
house w as erected by twenty-one persons. 
1 7, hauled home oats — nearly 2000 sheaves. 
Abraham Bauer died on the 1st, at 10 
o'clock, after 12 days' illness. Peter 
Tressler, the tailor, died on the 10th at 
six o'clock in the evening, in John Sell's 
house, after an illness of two or three 
weeks. (ieorge Michael Kuntz, in Falk- 
ner Swamp, was buried on the 13th- 
John Hutii died suddenly on the 14th, 
about 3- o'clock, in Philadelphia, and was 
buried here on the 16th. 

September 7, four cart loads of second 
crop were brought home ; on the 10th, 
harrowed ; 10th and 11th, the carpenters 
made a trough ; 12, 13, 14, hauled dung ; 
15, began to sow rye, and finished (7 acres) 
and harrowing. 22, brought home 4 cart 
loads of second crop. 25, finished second 
crop— 12 cart loads. 25, "Wheat sowing 
began. 2(), the apple mill came from 
Samuel Detweiler— cost 23 shillings. On 
the 21st Leonard (Jeisel returned frou) 
Fort Littletovvn, after an absence of one 



month and six days ; his best two horses 
were stolen. On the 24th, is noied that 
the material in the fulling mill made 22 
yards. 29, the effects of Tressler, the 
tailor, were sold at vendue. On the 8th 
of this month Sill May bury died. On 
the evening of the 10th young Christopher 
Reinwald, son of George Reinwald, died 
at Towamensing, after nine days' illness. 

October 2, finished wheat sowing — about 
six acres. 9, Threshing buckwheat — 10 
bushel. 18, finished thresh inj; buck- 
wheat, 27 bushels in all. In th" course 
of the month, were threshed 34 bushels 
of wheat, 50 bushels of flax, and about 
42 bushels of rye. On the 12th, George 
Fisher and his wife ]\Iary arri\- id from 
their home in Maryland. The night of 
29th and 30th there was a bear On 
the 22d, Philip Lahr drove to (xerman- 
town with 34 bushels of wheat for which 
he received 6/2 =£ 10 10 0. On the 
evening of the 31st Henry Bowf-r drove 
to Philadelphia with 1500 meal, 7 bushels 
flaxseed. The meal was sold f<'- 10 / — 
and 10 /3 per hundred ; the flax seed for 
7 /6 per bushel. Peter Raudenbush died 
on the loth, aged 20 j years, and was 
buried on the loth. The rates for print- 
ing in Sauer's p'*inting office, in (^>erman- 
town, jNIr. Shultze sets down as follows : 

To set up a sheet and jirint 5';) copies 
on ordinary paper, like the ilarburger 
Hymn Book, costs 35 shillings ; on the 
large paper, about 50 shillings. Therefore 
500 copies of a book of 50 sheets costs 
£125. A ream of large paper 12 shillings. 
50 times 500 sheets are 25,000 = 52 reams 
40 sheets— cost £31 5 0. After 500 sheets 
have been printed, the cost of printing 
each 100 sheets is a half crown, or 2 shil- 
lings (> pence. 

November 1 and 2,Weidknecht was en- 
gaged in breaking llax. On the 5th, at 
5 o'clock, p. m., a daughter was born. 
[According to the New Goslienhoppen 
Reformed church record David Shultze 
find Elizabeth Lar (Larin) were married 
on the 27th of June, 1758. His journal 
for 1758, if he kept one, is lost..] On the 
24th Melchior's (Shultze's) hojse and 
stable were raised, by sixteen persons. 

Nov. 11, at five in the eveniuji,, George 

Hartranft died, and was buried on the- 
13th. For twenty-four jears he had been 
subject to epilepsy. 

December 29, two hogs were slaughter- 
ed. (Jn the 12, Casper Feigel's wife died. 

Days Devoted to Research Abroad. 




Alt Heidelberg, du Feine, 

Du Stadt an Ehren reich. 
Am Neckar und am Rheine, 
Kein' andre kommt dir gleieh. 

The first time Mrs. Dotterer and myself 
visited Heidelberg was on the 4th of Sep- 
tember, 1876. We reached the town at 
4:30 p.m. ; stoppedat the Hotel Schrieder 
alongside the railway station ; engaged a 
carriage and drove up the mountain side 
to tiie Castle and then to the Molkenkur, 
above the Castle. After enjoying the fine 
view afforded of the castle, the tow'n, the 
Vosges, and the country southward, we 
returned to the hotel, had tea, and at 
8:45, p. m., took the train for Mayence. 
This is the tourists' way. It was our wed- 
ding trip. 

Our second visit extended from June 5 
to August 1, 1896. From Stra.sburg I had 
written the Misses Abrahams, proprietors 
of the Pension Anglaise, for room and 
rates, stating that my object was to make 
researches at the University Library, 
with occasional side trips, and named the 
probable length of our stay, indicating 
besides the sum per week to which we 
desired to limit our expenses. Promptly 
came a business-like reply from the la- 
dies, saying that they would \ye pleastd 
to have us stay in their establishment, 
and naming a rate that was satisfactory 
and moderate. A note from me gave 
the-m the day and the hour of our intend- 
ed coming. "When therefore we reacht.'d 
the pension a room was awaiting us, and 
in a !"W minutes we were ushered to the 
dinii^ room. Our stay here was in every- 
way delightful. 

The official title of (lie University li- 
brary is Grossherzoglich Badische Uni- 
versita'ts-Bibliothek. Director Zangemei- 
ster iiitroduccd me to Profe,ssor Dr. Wille» 



the librarian, wlio saw that the w.^rks I 
called for were placed before me. lie also 
suggested a number of works unlniown 
to me which proved interesting and use- 
ful. Dr. Wille is a busy man. In no 
other library that I have visited does the 
librarian in charge of the room for re- 
seai'ch liave as many calls from students 
and readers as does Dr. Wille at the Hei- 
delberg library. 

In Historical Notes relating to ihe Ee- 
formed Church, issued by the Peri iomen 
Publishing Company, appeared, lai^' year, 
some acco'.int of information found at 
this library. An octavo pamphlet of 39 
pages, issued in 1694, entitled, Verzeich- 
nues Derer In der Chur-Fueri-iiiclien 
Pfaltz, und darzu gehoerigen Fr ^i-sten- 
thumben und Landen, Sich ann(.;h ge- 
genwpertig betindenen Evangeli.'-''h-Ee- 
formirten Pfarr«r unn Schul'liener, 
Welche Unter Chur-Pfaltz Kirchen- 
Raths oder Ober-Consistorii Auffsiciit ste- 
hen. Verfertiget den 22 Februaii, 1694, 
gives the names of the pastors and teach- 
ers of the congregations of the Re '.ormed 
Church in the electorate of the I'alatin- 
ate, which were then under the s'lpervi- 
sion of the Upper Consistory ; the extent 
of the support given them, and tl •) con- 
dition of the congregations. IVh ny of 
the congregations were without nastors. 
Great distress prevailed throughout the 
Church, owing to the disastrous invasions 
by France. Later reports were iss led in 
1724 and 1734. 

Zedler's Lexicon, to which I referred 
in the article in Historical Notes, possess- 
ed great interest for me — the articles on 
American places particularly so. I ven- 
ture to give translations of a few : 

Manhate, or Manhatte, a new town in 
North America, which by the Hollanders 
is named New Amsterdam, because it is 
located in New Holland, and is iis chief 
town, but by the English is named New 
York. It stands on an island, and con- 
sists indeed of but 500 houses. Th ? place 
is well fortified, however; it has ;v strong 
citadel, and a very fine harboi-. The major- 
ity of the residents are HolhuukM> as yet, 
and these have the two best churches in 
the town. 

New York (New York City). In the 
year 1700 a library was founded, and the 
Hollanders erect saw mills, of which one 
will accomplisi) in one hour more than 
fifty men can in two days. 

Florida, formerly Jaquaza, is a prov- 
ince in North America, between New 
France, Virginia and Mexico, first dis- 
covered in the year 1497 by Sebastian 

Our prolonged stay, although not con- 
tinuous, enabled us to become acquainted 
with the people's ways of living and to 
enjoy most of the features which make 
Heidelberg a joy to the tourist and the 
sojourner. During the afternoon of the 
da J' of our arrival, we took a stroll over 
the Philosopher's Way, a road on the 
side of the hill opposite Heidelberg. On 
another occasion — it was on the afternoon 
of the lotli of June, a hot day — we took 
another walk over this I'oad, crossing the 
new bridge which connects the lower end 
of the town with Neuenheim. As we 
came to the outskirts of this town, and at 
the foot of the Heiligenberg, we saw two 
women carrying fagots on their heads — 
just as seen in pictures of German home 
life. Next we met a boy of six or seven, 
who showed us, gleefully, a Schmetter- 
ling, (a butterfly) which he had caught. 
On the way, on the mountain slope a 
storm overtook us, but fortunately we 
were able to reach an inn, before it broke 
over us. Here, we were furnished with 
refreshment, of which we partook on the 
balcony overlooking the Neckar and Hei- 
delberg, and the mountains rising beyond. 
A delightful experience this was, until 
the gust drove us into the house, where 
we became interested in several dogs, 
who, with their master, had taken refuge, 
like ourselves, in the hostelry. After 
the rain subsided, we continued our walk 
until we came to the entrance of the 
Hchlangen Weg — a pnlh which leads di- 
rectly down the steep mountainside, 
through vineyardsi Numerous snails had 
come out after the shower, but none of 
the undesirable reptiles after which the 
path is named. At the foot of the hill 
we cauie upon the public road, a few 
vards further along, we came to the old 



bridge, one hundred and ten yeais old, at 
the upper end of Heidelberg, am. crossed 
it, reaching home in time for our evening 
meal, delighted with the occurrences, ex- 
pected and unexpected, of the af'.ernoon. 
On another occasion we drove to tlie 
Hirschgasse, the hotel at which the T'ni- 
versity students fight their famous duels. 
After refreshing with an order of Erd- 
beerbolle, a popular drink hereabouts, 
we inspected the rooms used by the duel- 
lists, their friends, and the surgeons, who 
repair the injuries inflicted by the keen 
blades of the combatants. A prominent 
feature of Heidelberg's population are 
the roystering students, everywhere met 
with, much given to going about in the 
two-horse droschkes. Their college songs 
at night, issuing from their club houses, 
float on the calm night air. Their echoes 
are with us still. In the Kneipen, or 
drinking saloons, they are nmch in evi- 
dence, it is said. The various corps wear 
different colored caps: thePrussi ns wear 
white ; the Badeners, canary ; ti;e West- 
phalians, green ; the Schwai :cwselder 
(Black Foresters), red ; the Rhinolanders, 
blue ; and the Hebrews, oran^^e ; and 
there may be others. Many of the stu- 
dents bear marks of the sabre cuts re- 
ceived in duels — on the cheek, ntck, chin 
or head, and it is a quite common sight 
to see the men, freshly-wouud-i'd, going 
about bearing the bandages plated there 
by the surgeons. Occasionally a man is 
seen with a tri-colored band, m orn over 
one shoulder, crossing the breast at an 
angle, and under the arm, which tells the 
world that he has fought the three duels 
necessary under the code to establish his 
character for courage. Three 'iuels are 
required to prove the man's prov.ess. Af- 
ter he has demonstrated his valor, he may 
continue to fight or not as his taste dic- 
tates. Bismark is said to have fought 
thirty duels at the University. A pecu- 
liarity of the student life is that the 
members of a corps do not recognize or 
notice the members of any other corps. 

We had opportunity more than once to 
attend the noted churches — the Heiligen 
Geist Kirche, which is divided by a stout 
wall built crosswise, on one side of which 

the Protestants woi-ship, and on the other 
ttie Catholics ; and the aristocratic St. 
Peter's Kirche. 

At the Stadtgarten in the town, and at 
the Sclilossgarten on the terrace adjoining 
the castle, concerts of high order are 
given almost nightly. In many of our 
wanderings, we were accompanied by 
Professor 0. H. Richardson, now of the 
depaitment of History, at Yale Univer- 
sity, and Mrs. Richardson. The Profes- 
sor was at the time attending lectures at 
Heidelberg University. The ladies also 
made independent explorations, afoot, on 
several occasions, when the Professor was 
engaged at the University and I at the 
library or out of town. 

(To be continued.) 

Historical Side-ligfhts. 


In your issue of November you speak 
of tlie Dodderer family seated in Kinz- 
heim, Alsace. This is confirmatory of what 
I have always believed, namely, that the 
Dodderer families of Pennsylvania ori- 
ginate from Alsace. In Egle's Notes and 
Queries for 1.S98, p. 173 the reader will 
find an article by me concerning the early 
settles at the Hill Church, in the Oley 
Hills, near the eastern boundary of Berks 
county. 3Iost of the settlei-s there were 
fror.i Rosenthal in Alsace, then a part of 
France. Among these Alsatian families 
weiv the Beviers, Reidenours, Gerbers 
and Mosers. There was a large Dodderer 
fauiily located right among and inter- 
married with these, and I naturally infer 
that tiiey also belonged to the same Alsa- 
tian colony. 


In the October number you refer to 
Christian Specht, son of Conrad and 
Barbara Boyer Specht. These were my 
maternal ancestors, and I have sought for 
years to unravel the Specht — Boyer pedi- 
gree. There is no satisfactory data yet 
collected, in regard to these now exten- 
sive families. Conrad was born in 172;> 
and died in 1777. His home was in Cole- 
brookdale. Nothing concerning his arri- 
val lias as yet api>earcd. I only have this 
clew : In 1891 an aged aunt told me the 



name of the progenitor was Peter. Now, 
John Peter Speclit, who arrived in 1738, 
aged 44 years, and was natnralized in 
Philadelpliia count.y, in 1753, was in my 
opinion the ancestor. I have looked for 
years to discover where John Peter was 
seated, with a view of gaining a knowl- 
edge of his family, but in vain. The 
Boyer history is also nebulous as yet. I 
frequently see biographical notices of the 
great Boyer tribe of Berks and Mont- 
gomery counties in which conflicting 
names and dates are given. Most of them 
assert that the name was originallj- Bayer, 
and give John Philip Bayer, who came 
! from Alsace, France, as the head of the 
J family. Pa. Archives, Vol. XVI]., gives 
' the arrival of John Philip Baj-er iu 1731, 
with others who were presumably sons ; 
but there is circumstantial evidence that 
John Philip Bayer came to Colebrook- 
dale in 1724. I cannot reconcile this as 
yet. We do know that John Phil' n had a 
large family, and no full list of Li? chil- 
dren has been published as ye.. The 
Buyers of Boyertovvn and vicinity claim 
Jacob Bayer as their ancestor. While 
this may be true, yet in my opinio:: Jacob 
was a son of John Philip. Shou:- these 
queries fall under the e3'e of any who 
can give light on the subject, wc would 
be grateful. I am especially anxious to 
i3nd the parents of Barbara Sped t, — nee 
Boyer, — as I cannot find her anmng the 
known children of John Philip. 

A Stapiiton. 
Carlisle, Pa., Nov. 27, 1900. 

Aid for Suflerers from Indian In- 

Mr. John W. Jordan, editor of the 
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and 
Biography, published by the Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania, kindly furnishes 
the following interesting facts, gathered 
from the Moi'avian lecords : 

In the midst of the distress which fol- 
lowed the Indian maraud into N( r.hamp- 
ton county, 17o.")-r)(), the synip; (iiies of 
humanity were enlisted in behal' of the 
sufferers, and charity came to th " aid of 
the rel'ugoes wlio fled to tlie IMora .'ian set- 
tlements. Many of these were po n-, some 
infirm, and lieli^less women and children 

were of the number. For the aid of these, 
means were sent from adjoining town- 
ships, to be applied by the Moravians 
where most needful. At Bethlehem, in 
Januarv of 1 756, there were 205 ; Naza- 
reth, 134; Friedensthal .Mill, 104; Chris- 
tianspring, 49; Gnadenthal, 44; and at 
the Rose Inn, 20; a total of 55G refugees. 

From Skippack there was donated 
through Christian Meire, 22f bush. Pye, 
70 bush. Wheat, J bush. Indian Corn, 
5(5 lbs. Rice. 

Fioni Franconia township, through 
Christian Meire, 10 bush. Rye; 4 busli. 
Wheat; o| bush. Beans; 5 bush, dried 
apples; li bush. Palt ; 382 lbs. Meal; 
85 lbs. Meat; (50 lbs. Pork. 

From Perkiomen township, through 
Valentine Husicker, 34 bush. Rye; 2-2 
bush. AVheat; H bush. Indian Corn ; 7 
bush, dried Apples; 73(5 lbs. Meal; 185 lbs. 
Meat and Fork; 4 lbs. Butter; 21 lbs. Salt; 
12 qts. Beans; 6 yds. flax linen; 7 yards 
tow linen; 4 oz. thread; 1 coat and waist 
coat; 4 pr. children's shoes, 1 child's 
jacket; 1 red sheet. 

Muster Roll of Captain Andrew 
Campbells Company, 1780. 

[Mustei'ed four times in Company, one 
time in I^attalion. IMany of the men were 
marked absent.] 

Michael Sigler Garret Clamens 

Joseph (^Iderfer Abraham Creebel 
Henery Hardly George IMartin 

Sau^uel Hardly Ludvick Age 

Isaac Crots Abrm. Hunshberger 

George Creebel Jacob Rtong 

Michael Shilling Andrew Sigler 
John Fread Andi'ew Crub 

tieorge Ruckstule John Stong 
John Clamens Gaberiel Shuler 

Abraham Clamans John Delp 
Jacob Clamans Isac Crub 

( ieremia Creebel William Yokem 
Pliilip Stong, June Samuel Crub 
•Incob Shwenk Valentine Hock 

William Price Abraham Olderfer 

Samuel Delp Jacob Hardly 

George Hych'ick Peter Baker 
Christ. ^loyer, June William Kerkes 
John Olderfer Abraham Crub 

Mattes Slowfer Jacob Bozzard 

George Nise Jacob Olderfer 

(icorge Markely Joseph Hardly 

^\'illiam Tennes Frederick Lickner 

November the 24th 1780 
Done by me 

Andrew C.vmpbel, Captain. 

Note in nnother hand ■. ('apt. Harpel 
has one common nuisler day and a field 
day to pay in tiiis Return since he; re- 
signed. F.nddrsed : (\)nipared Jan" 29, 
1781. 1). 11. (Daniel Hiester). 


Captain Jacob Peterman. 


( Contimied. ) 
His Business Transactions. 

In 1762 Jacob Petenuan, of PlymouJi township, blacksmith, and 
Ann, his wife, bought and sold land located in that township. Decem- 
ber 13, 1763, Jacob Peterman, of Plymouth township, innkeeper, and 
Mary, his wife, sold to John Yahn, 106f acres of land in New Hanover 
township, being a plantation or tract which he (Peterman) had purchased, 
May 24, 1763, from Henry Derin:i, Senior. 

October 8, 1762, Jacol) Peterman purchased of Philip Dotterer and 
Elizabeth, his wife, 173 acres, 150 perches of land in New Hanover town- 
ship. March 12, 1763, Jacob Peterman, of New Hanover township, yeo- 
man, and Mary, his wife, sold to John Smith, of Limerick township, 
wheelwright, 125 acres of the last-named tract. 

October 13, 1762, Jacolt Peterman, of New Hanover township, yeo- 
man, and jNIary, his wife, sold to Michael Keegler, of New Providence 
township, a plantation of 125 acres in New Providence township, which 
he had purchased January 30, 1761. May 28, 1763, Jacob Peterman, 
innkeeper, of Plymouth township, sold a 50-a<:a'e piece of wood, in Upper 
Merion township, in the Manor of Mount Joy, on the west side of the 
river Schuylkill. It is possible that these transactions were all made by 
the Jacob Peterman who is .ur subject. He was a man of energy and 

March 9, 1763, Jacob Peterman, of Plymouth township, paid £1 16 
for tavern license, recommended the previous August. September 1, 
1764, he paid a like am our t for license in the same township, recom- 
mended August 11, 1764. September 24, 1765, and thereafter at least up 
to 1776, he paid license to keep a tavern in Providence township. 

A Useful Citizen. 

Upon locating in Providence townsbi}) he showed the versatility of 
his talents. He bet^ame an innkec^per here, an occupation in which his 
qualities had opportunity to shine to advantage. But he was useful to 
the people there in other Avays. He was auctioneer, supervisor and con- 
stable's deputy, as is shown by original receipts preserved in the Jacobs 
Papers, OM'ned by Hon. Samuel W, Pennypacker, of Pliiladelphia: 

Receiv'd January 26"* 1770 of Benj' Jacobs the sum of one Pound 
Seventeen Shillings & Sixpence for Wine had at his Brother Joseph's 
Burial. rec"* ^r me 

£1 17 6 J.vcoB Peterman. 

Receiv'd January 24'" 1774 of Benjamin Jacobs the sum of Ten Shil- 
lings being the mileage due to me for serving a summons upon David 
Reiner in an action Ijrought by the said Jacobs against liim. 

rec'^ j)er me, 

£0 10 Jacou Peterman. 


Rec'* April 27th 1775 of I^^rael Jacobs Ex' of the last Will and Testa- 
ment of Benjamin Jacobs deceas'cl the sum of Twenty shillings for crying 
Vendue two days. Rec'' ^ nie, 

£10 Jacob Peteeman. 

Rec"*, 4th Mo. 12th 1776, of Israel Jacobs the sum of nine Shillings 
Road Tax due from the Estate of his late Brother Benjamin Jacobs 
Deceased. Rec'' ^ Jacob Peterman, 

9 /O Supervisor. 

His Family. 

Jacob Peterman and Maria Anna, his wife, had these children: 

1. Jacob Peterman, born on St. Thomas Day (December 21), 1754; 
baptized, by the pastor of Trappe Lutheran church, April 3, 1755 — spon- 
sors: Michael Noll and wife Barbara. 

2. Eliznbeth Peterman, confirmed a member of Trappe Lutheran 
church, May 20, 1772; married AVise. 

3. Maria Peterman. 

4. John Peterman, born March 27, 1761; baptized, by the pastor of 
Trappe Lutheran church, Apiil 3, 1761; sponsors: Jurg Essig and Carl 
Royer's wife Elizabeth. 

5. Michael Peterman. 

His Death. 

Jacob Peterman died the beginning of February, 1793. He 
owned land in New Hanover rownshij^, for which he was taxed in 1785, 
but did not live on it. H(; made a will January 19, 1792, in which he 
describes himself as Jacob Peterman, the elder, of New Hanover town- 
ship, and as very sick. It i.^ probable that he lived with one of his sons 
in New Providence township at his death. His wife, Maria Peterman, 
and his first-born son, Jacob Peterman, were named executors. An in- 
ventory of his personal estcate wa-, made February 9, 1793, by Jacob Crous 
and Philipp Rochon, appraistirs. The widow renounced the executor- 
ship. Jacob Peterman and Isaac Linderman were appointed administra- 
tors, for whom Francis Peterman and Jacob Prutzman were sureties. His 
real estate was rented at the time of his decease. In the inventory were 
these items: 

A S arm end Book 

A pair of saddle bags 

Rent due for house A pi. 1 

Rent due for Powder Mill on 10'" April 


Note 2 10 

One from Nicholas Swoyer for 

20 acres of land sold him 49 

Capt. Jacob Peterman is believed to be buried at Augustus Lutheran 
church, Tra]ipe, Init as there is no stone marking his grave there is some 
uncertainty regarding this. 

In the Trappe Lutheran church record we find that Jacob Peterman 
subscribed seven shillings, sixpence, per year for the support of the pastor, 



1 6 








Rev. Heiir)' M. Muhlenberg, November 27, 1760. Also, that Jacob 
Peterman and wife Maria Anna were sponsors for Johan Roth, born and 
baptized in October, 1760, and for Jaxiob Ketterer, born February 19^ and 
baptized May 16, 1762. 

{To be Continued.) 

Record of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge, 173 1- J 76 U 


( Continued. ) 
IV. Baptisms by Fbederick Casimie Muller. 



1. July 7 

Peter ]\lay and wife 

Andreas Gerber and wife 
Jcerg Michel Kolb 

and Anna Elisa jetha 
.Tac^b Schel and wif^^ 
Christian i^trom 

and Anna Mary 
>6. Oct. 27 Bernhart Wannenm^cher 
and wife 
Wilhehn ]\Iack and ivife 
Johann Adam Menj^el 

and wife 

2. Aug. 11 

3. Sept. 1 

4. Aug. 25 
■5. Sept. 8 

7. Sept. 3 
S. " 27 

Daughter Michel Hubert, 

Anna Maria Maurer 
Son, born July 21 Philip Ried and wife 
Son Philip Enmiert and 

Maria Catharina 
Daught<'r Anna Grertrant Griesemer 

Son, boi n BenexUct Strom 

Jini. 23, 1745 
Son Jacob Wannenmacher 

^. Mar. 23 

10. Apr. 7 

11. " 6 

12. '^ 

1.3. Jun^ 15 

U. Aug. 23 

15. Oct 17 



18. . 



21. Nov. 1 

22. Oct. 25 

23. Jan. 26 Paul Antoni and wife 

24. '' 31 Lehnhart Lootz {Liitz] 

antl wife 

25. Mar. 15 Michel Roeder and wife 

26. " 24 A^'endel A\'iega3id 

and wife 

Johannes Sechler 

ami wife 
Jacob LingeJ aaid wife 

Frifdrich Cashnir Kudler 

and wife 
Casper Griesemer 

and Elisabetha 
G«org Frey and Chi .stina 

Oeorg AVelcker 

and Anna Gretha 
Jacob Lingel and Uisula 

Philip Raffschneider 

and Susanna 
Georg Eautenpusch 

and wife 

Georg Micliel Kolb 

and wife 
Jacob Gcery and wife 




Johann Michel 

Johann Jacob 









•Georg Michel 

Anna ISIaria 

Johanna ^hirla 

Anna IMaria 


" 26 

" 27 


Joh. Mack 
Friediich C. Mueller 

Joh. Hoffmann, 

Friedrich Helwig 
Abraham Eckmann 

]\Iichel Huber and 

Anna INlaria Fischerin 
Benedict Strom 

and Catharina 
Johannes Mack 

and Margaretha 
Johannes Hoffmann 

]\Iichel Roeder 
Valentin Griesemer 
Andreas Grabber 
Weyandt Pfannebecker 

Michel Kurtz and wife 

Yalentm Griesemer 

and wife 

Johannes Sechler 
.Johann Otto and wife 

Johannes Mack and wife 
JoliannesSechler and wife 

Rudolpli Maurer and wife 

Paul Lingel 





29. Pept. 25 Peter May and -wife Lisa Barbara 

30. Jan. 21 Joli. Mack and wife Susanna 

31. Feb. 12 Herman Fisclierand wife Christina 

32. Mar. 5 Weigand I'fanncbeeker Henrich 

and wife 
'33. " 2-5 Jacob (iery and wife Catharina 

34. July 30 JohannesSechlerand wife Joseph 


35. Apr. 28 .lacob Lingel and wife Joh. Philip 


Barbara Hoffmann, 

Lisa Moll 

INIichel Boeder and wife 
Cliristina Moser 
Michel Rceder and wife 

YalentinGrisemer and wf. 
Joh. Sechler, selbst 

Casper Buerger and wife 

[Tliese 35 entries are in the wretched but well known handwriting of 
Fred. Casimir Miller. As the entries of Weiss begin in 1748, the minis- 
try of Miiller must have come to a close in 1747, or perhaps in the be- 
ginning of 1748. The record book, however, remained in the hands of 
Miiller' s adherents, to whom he ministered as late as 1750. This appears 
from the baptisms of Miiller in 1749 and 1750, and from the following 
interesting note of Rev. Weiss, found on page 37 of the record: 

"Before this church recor^l made its appearance [in 1757] the names 
of the baptized children ha ,8 generally been recorded by the parents 

V. Baptisms by G.okge Michael Weiss, 1748-1 7()1. 

From the years 1748 till 1758 the following adidt persons have been 
baptized by me, Georg Micha>.l Weiss, upon their profession of faith: 

1. Anna Maria Neiss 13. J. Schell 

2. Georg Neiss 14. Michael Schell 

3. Stedler, the smith 15. Elisabeth Sell 

4. " " wheelwright, his brother Ki. Peter Sell 

5. Wilhelm Scluder's wife 17. J. Mueller 

6. Samuel Schuler's " 18. Joseph Mueller 

7. Philip Wentz 19. \ Daughter of Mr. Hucken 

8. PeterWentz 20. /Son " " 

9. H. Pannebeck 21. Paul Neiss 

10. N. Meyer 22. Benjamin Somnier 

11. \ Two oldest daughters of 23. Sanuiol Somani 

12. I 

Conrad Dotterer 24. Anna Maria Hildenbeidel 






25. Dec. 


Michel Hied and 

Anna ]\Iaria 

Anna Maria 

Daniel Hamm and wife 

2G. " 

Michel Roeder and 


Anna ]\laria 

A. Margaretha Knauss 

27. " 


Carl Doerr and Christina 


Ullrich Greber and 

Anna Margaret! 

28. " 


Matthys Brickerdt aiid 

Maria Elisabetha 

J. Jacob 

J. Nicol. Jung and wife 

29. Nov. 

• > 

Andres Ohl and Eva 


Wilhelm Hoi-st and 

.30. Dec. 18 Jacob Meyer, Conrad 

Anna Meyer 
31. " 24 Jacob Klotz and Sophia Wendel 

Susanna Ilollacher 
Conrad llillikas, 

Creth Mueller 
Wendel Wigandt 

and wife 
















i i 





































56. Apr. 

57. " 

















> P.\ RENTS. 

1 Peter Bleyler and wife Anna Maria 
Daniel Hucken and Maria Catharina 


7 Adam Eekman and Maria INIargaretha 


8 Jacob Isset and Maria Cat larina 

Anna Maria ^jTi| i\ 
Philip Ried and Balihasur 

]\Iaria Elisalietha 

13 J. Schmidt and J. Jacob 

Maria Elisa 

19 Johannes Huth and Johannes 


20 Adam Heckman and Christina 

Anna EUsr!:)etha 
20 Christian Setzman Georg Daniel 

and Susanna 
Daniel Mueller and j. Daniel 

Anna Margin s^tha 
Wendel Kuehnerard Johannes 
Rosina DOi.>thea 
4 Abraham Driess and wife Johannes 

14 J. Scherer and Maria Catharina 

Anna Margai-etha 
23 Philip Bcehm, Catharina J. Georg 

23 Walter :\lueller Anna Maria 

Anna Maria 
26 Caspar Koffman Samuel 

and Dorothea 
8 Andreas INIanerer Jacob ) 

and Anna Maria Anna Maria / 

8 Friedrich Wigerdt Anna ]Maria 

and Maria Eva 
11 Peter Edel man and IMaria Elisabetha 

Marin Elis;' )etha 

11 BernhardWannenm-icher J. Casper 

and wife 

12 Jacob Morheadt J. Michel 

and Anna 
17 J. Peter >'ickum Anna Catharina 

and Anna Maria 

24 Simon Hir.sch Anna Margaretha 

and Anna Maria 

2 Philip Gressler and Maria Margaretlia 

Anna Margaretha 
10 Christoffel Schuhnmnn J. Wilhelni 

and ^laria Elisa loetha 
23 Philip Wendel and Johannes \ 

Maria Christina Maria Cat herina / 
Adara Bossert and J. Adam 

Michel Jo and wife Veronif-a 

30 Peter Stadler and Anna ^Margaretlia 

Cat' erina 
6 Rudy Hnber and v. -fe J. Huber 
Ileniich Unberan'' wife Jacob 

14 Christian Hagel ^Mathys 

an'l Si -anna 

15 J. Adam Hillikas Anna Margaretha 

and Cat'iirina 


J. Bleyler and wife 
J. Hucken 

Friedrich Mueller 

and wife 
J. Lee and wife 

Balthasar Fiitz, 

Maria Barbara Fischer 
Jacob Wannenmacher 

and wife 
J. Huth and wife 

Daniel Xeidich and 

Anna Margaretha 
Georg Daniel Peiffer 

and Eva ^lueller 
J. Gal I man and 

wife Catharina 
J. Rood [Roth] 

and wife Anna Barbara 
J. Neidich and wife 

Elisa betlia 
J. Gallman and 

wife Catharina 
J. Georg Reider 

and wife Elisabetha 
Jacob Becker and 

wife Anna Maria 
Samuel Lieser and 

Barbara Lieser 

Jacob Mauerer 

Andreas Mauerer 

J. Georg Edelman 

and Maria Catliarina 
J. Casper Berendt 

and wife 
J. Michel Gressler 

Elisabetha Lee 
Georg and Anna 

Catharina Zimmerman 
Conrad Zimmerman and 
Anna Margaretha, his wife 
Michel Bastian and wife 
Philip Lee and wife 
J. Wilhelm Geiger 

and wife Anna Maria 

J. Lee 

J. Adam Lautenschlgeger 
and wife 

J. Heil and wife 

Henrich Huber and wife 
Jacob Huber and wife 
Mathys and wife 

Elisa Barbara 
Anna Marg. Bitting 




67. May 20 Jacob Weidkneclit Jacob 

and Anna Margaretha 

68. " Williebn 

69. " 28 Ullricli Spinner David 

and TTrsnla 
' 28 Georg Schmidt, X Anna 




28 Heniich Ilnber Abraham 

and Susaiuia 
28 Valentin Hnber J. Peter 

and Barbara 

73. June 29 Andreas Mauerer J. Jacob 

and Barbara 

74. July 3 Clnistian Kincker Maria Elisabetha Samuel Suesserdt ant. 


Jacob Funck and 

wife Anna 
Wilhelm Sehneitler 
David Streib and 

wife Susanna 
Henrich Huber and 

wife Anna 
Henrich Huber and 

wife Anna 
Peter Kuster and 

wife Dorothea 
J. Jacob Mauerer 

Elisabetha Riess 
J. Martin Derr 

Anna Cath. Sommer 
Elisabeth Lieser 
Joh. Schmidt and 

wife Maria Elisabetha 
Weygandt Pannebeck 

and wife 

and Catharina 

75. " o Philip Schmidt and Maria Catharina 

Anna Christina 

76. Sept. P. WillH^lm (?) Maria 

77. " 9 J. Caspar Berendt Johannes 

and Elisa Lena 

78. " 3 Weigandt Pannebeck 

and Nelche 

79. " 30 Jacob Hamm and INIaria Catharina 

jNIaria Barl>ara 

80. Oct. 7 Michael Eberhardt Barbara Felix Brunner and 

and Anna wife Barbara 

81. " 13 Roland Jung and J. Henrich Plenrich Jung and 

Catharina ]\Iarg. Fischerin 

82. Nov. 1 Balthasar Stiel Maria Elisabetha Jacob Spinner and 

and Christina 

83. " 25 Jacob Ridy and Susanna Susanna J. Mack 

Susanna Horlacher 

84. " 26 J. Leonhardt Elisabetha Andres Heisser and sister 

85. Dec. 4 Jacob Schuster Andres 

86. " 4 Jost Schlicher Maria Margaretha Maria Gertraudt 


( To he Continued. ) 

INlaria Elis. Ziegenfuss 



David Shultze^s Journal. 

[July, 1759.] 

Den 4"" Bienen Sch-warm be- D. 1' July Gen. Prideaux Set out 

kommen. from Oswego for Niagara,. 

Korn Ernte, 2570 Sheaf ge- D. 5, 6. Gen'. Haldinian was at- 

schnitteii, per 19 reapers. tacked by 1500 French and 

4. Das Riiben land lufge- Canadians, 250 Indians, whom 

brochen. lie rejmlsed with Loss. 

Sind die zwey wagen aus;:esetzt Gen. Prideaux lost his life I)v burst- 

nacli Carhsle und Ray!-: Town 
zu Leonard Geisel und Henry 

ing of a Canon. Col. John- 
ston killed, etc. 

Bower, d 4' July ist der P' July 24"'. Sir William Johnson de- 

tag ihres Accords. 
10-12. Der Buchweitz gesaht im 

flachen feld. 
IG. Thnnder and nuuli Rain. 
18, 19. \\'eitzen geschnitten H tag, 

1850 Sheaf constat 42 /9. 

feated the French Reinforce- 
ment from Venango at Niag- 
ara, killed 500, took many 
Pris(Miers. That Fortress 
Sui'rendered also. 
July 27'". Ticonderoga was taken 



20, 21. Koni eingefiihret, 

*J40 in der Scheuer 
am Stock 805 
5n der neuenShop81ieui'825 


Sunima, 2570 Sheaf 
24. Den Flax gerupft. 
Were at Pittings and otherwise 
finished the difference about 
Welcrars horse. 

26. Den Weitzen Heimgefiihret. 

27. 30. Den Flax gtbmiden, 109 

51. Stiirtzmans Flax gebunden. 
SO, 31. M^as at Al)raham Bauers. 

He was Sick. 
31. ]\Iekhior block gefiihret. 

28. Sturtzman block gefiihret 


2. Vor Korn zu In'achen bc,.-int. 

1. ^ acker mit Riibsam ges.ihet 

Haber gel^unden. ' 

d. 3t August 480 < Sheaf ] 

<3. 4t 180 / (560 

■d. llteu 480 

•d. 14te {)10 

d. 15te 235 

by Gen'. Amherst, and after- 
wards Crown Point, deserted 
and burnt and blown up by 
t French. 
July 23^ The Battle between The 
Russians and Prussians. Of 
the Prussians at le,.st 7000 
men killed, Some say 22000 
m. near Crossen. 


2000 Sheaf 



4'™ ist der Heurich Bruer der 
Fuhrman wieder anl ommen 
von Ra3's Town. 
1 acker Neu land mit Rubsamm 
S, 9, 10. Haber niahen fin'-;hed. 
10. Des Mart Stiirtzmans Hauss 
aufgeschlag per 21 Persons 
including all. 
I>,eonard Geisel ankommen von 
Rays Town. 
The Township People met 
Leonard Geisel with a Wag- 
gon Set out d. 16'*". Set out 
from here again the 26"'. 
Hal)er heimgefiihrt in all near 
2000 Shf. 
The Township ^Nlonev divided, at 
John Mocks 263 lb. in all, 
299 lb. on the 25th inst. 
Surveyed for John Rii ger and 
for John Bauss on McCall's 

Omet zu mahcn begint. 
Young pigs bekommen. 





D. 1'™ ist der Abraham Bauer ge- 
storben umb 10 uhr nach 12 
tagen Kranckheit. 

Den 10'™ Abends umb 6 Uhr ist der 
Schneider Peter Tressler in 
des Joh. Sells Hauss gestor- 
ben, nach zwey oder 3 
wochen Krangheit. 

Den 13"''' ist der Georg Michel Kuns 
im Falconer Swam begraben 
word en. 

Den H'"" ist der Johannis Huht in 
Philadelphia eines schnellen 
Todes gestorben umb 3 uhr. 
Den 16'*'' ist er hir V^egraben 

TT- 1 ^lein Leben ist abgerissen wie 
ein Weber spull. 

D. 12' August The King of Prussia a Bloody Battle near 
Franckfurth on den Oder 
with the Russians and Aus- 
triuns. 40,000 men were 
killed and wounded on both 

This was the hottest battle 
of this vear. 





d. 1. For Peter Featly. Moser, oder Peter Klingen- 

^o. Was at David Hiibnfrf. Him schein. 

14, 15. Draughts made. 

17. Surveyed forMelchior Entzlin. 

18. Nuptials Henry Rauchs mit 


21. Lines viewed for Geo. Klein. 

22. Dispute ended between Ca"". S. 

and Abr. Y 

d. 24. John Kophn, Esq., 
was at Henry Heists, where 
I got The Indentures con- 

27, 28. Ludwig Shitz^ Land divid- 
ed, in very cold weather. 

29. Zwey Schwein geschlacht. 

31. Foi Peter Hillegas lines run at 
Sheeleins place. 

( To be Continued. ) 

Revolutionary Pensioners. 


An act, approved April 13, 1827, directed the payment of the pen- 
sion of Philip Sheets, of Mont-romery county, a Revolutionary soldier, to 
George Sheets for the use of Sidd Philip Sheets. This pension was author- 
ized April 1, 1825, when fort} dollars gratuity and forty dollars annuity 
were granted. 


On the 2d of April, 1822. Governor Joseph Hiester approved an act 
for the payment to Hartman ": .eitheiser, an ensign of the Revolutionary 
war, of Berks county, of seven iy-eight dollars immediately, and an annu- 
ity of seventy-eight dollars during life, payable half-yearly, from Janu- 
ary 1, 1822. 


Margaret Capple, of Bucks county, widow of Charles Capple, a sol- 
dier of the Revolutionary ^var, was granted by the State an annuity of 
forty dollars, from January 1, 1822. 

Charles Cappel was granted forty dollars gratuity and forty dollars 
annuity under act passed February 16, 1813. 


of Montgomery county, a Revolutionary soldier, Avas granted a gratuity of 
forty dollars and an annuity of forty dollars, from January 1, 1825, by 
act approved by Governor J. And. Shulze February 12, 1825. 


Died, December 4, 1843, Mary Llarper, widow of the late John Har- 
per (a Revolutionary soldier), in her ninety-first year. 

Vol. III. No. to. 

Zbc pcvhiomcn IRc^ion, 

past anb jpresent. 

Perkiomen Publishing Co., 

1605 N. Thirteenth Street, 

Henry S. Dotterer, 




The first Number of the Second Volume 
of The Pennsylvania - German, comes 
punctually to hand with the new year 
and the new century. It starts out with 
a cheery Birthday Greeting, followed by 
a carefully prepared biographical sketch 
of David Rittenlionse, and a good meas- 
ure of poetry, in both the Pennsylvania- 
German and the English tongues. The 
universally known The Night Before 
Christmas is rendered into Pennsylvania- 
German by the witching pen of Col. 
Thomas C. Zimmerman, of Reading. The 
Croll Family in America, by Editor P. C. 
CroU, is of particular interest as it treats 
of a Colonial settler in the Perkiomen 
Region — Christian KroU, of Salford town- 
ship. A reproduction of a photograph 
of the Croll homestead, erected in IToT, 
located near Harleysville, is given. We 
should be glad to have every reader of 
The Perkiomen Region become a sub- 
scriber of Editor Croll's quarterly. Sub- 
scriptions should be sent to Edw. E. Croll, 
business manager, Lebanon, Pa. One 
Dollar a year is the price. 

Sfcippack and Goshenhoppen. 


The nameSkippack in our local German 
is Schippacli and Scliipbach. In Zedler's 
Lexicon (17.30 — 17.o4) are names much 
like this and Goslienlioppen : 

Schippacli (Scliipbach), a village in 
Bavaria, T'nterfranken, 5 German mile 
N. N. E. of Klingenberg ; population 180. 

Schippach (Scliipbach), a church vil- 
lage, I (jerman mile S. E. of IMiltenberg; 
population l.o'!. 

Schippach Hof, in the Rhine Province, 
Prussia, 1| German miles N. E. E. of 
Altenkirch ; population 10. 

Goschenhof Einoede, in Mittelfranken, 
Bavaria, | German mile N. N. E. of Din- 
kelsbuehl, near Neuses ; population 5. 

James M. Ycagfer, D. D. 

A scion of a Perkiomen Country fam- 
ily, who has gone to another State, there 
to find fame, is Rev. James M. Yeager, 
D. D., of Carmel, New York. He at 
present holds the important post of School 
Commissioner of Putnam county. Dr. 
Yeager has achieved distinction as a lec- 
turer. East and "West. The subjects upon 
which he speaks are : Rambles on The 
Continent, Jauntings in The East, From 
Blarney Castle to The Nile, Rocks that 
Wreck, and The Twentieth Century. 

James ^Martin Yeager is a great-grand- 
son of John Yeager, wlio was born in 
Montgomery (then Philadelphia) county, 
February 19, 1767. In a recent communi- 
cation to The Perkiomen Region he says : 

Rev. Johann Andreas Strassburger ( The 
Third) married Eva Yeager (my grand- 
father always wrote his name Jfeger). I 
hope, sometime, I may secure the line 
to which she belonged. 

The Rev. Daniel DuBois Saliler was for 
many j-ears pastor of the Presbyterian 
church in this village. His friends here 
placed a very handsome memorial window 
to him in the church not long ago. I 
make no doubt he was connected with 
the DuBois and Sahler families, whose 
records you gave recently in The Per- 
kiomen Region. 

It i.s probably known to your reader 



that the village of Pawling, in Dutchess 
county, New York, is about half way be- 
tween New York City and Chatham, N. Y. , 
on the line of the Harlem Rail-road. It 
it a very flourishing village, and near it 
General Lew Wallace nearly always 
spends his summers. Its name was un- 
doubtedly dei'ived from the Perkiomen 

A Runaway Redemptioner. 

AVe have from Albert Cook ]\Iyers, of 
Swarthmore College, tlie following com- 
munication and appended transcript : 

SWARTHMOHE, Pa., 1/' 7/ 1901. 

My dear Mr. Dotterer:— 

In looking over tlie files of the 
Philadelphia Mercury, at the Historical 
Society, some time ago, I copied tlie en- 
closed advertisement of a reward for the 
return of a German indented servant or 
redemptioner, and thought you might 
like to print it in The Perkiomen Region. 
The "ad" is particularly interesting to me 
for its quaint description of the dress of 
a Pennsylvania German in 1739. It was 
of frequent occurrence, as you know, for 
poor emigrants to sell themselves into 
temporal}' servitude, usually for a term 
of four years, in order to defray the cost 
of their transportation to Pennsylvania. 
Owing to harsh treatnient or to the natu- 
ral dissatisfaction with tiieir hard lot tlie 
bond servants were continually lunning 
away, and the Colonial newspapers are 
filled with offers of reward for their re- 
turn. Much of the business of the pro- 
vincial courts consisted in hearing the 
complaints of masters and servants. 

With kindest greetings for the New 
Year and the New Century, 

I am sincerely youis, 

Albert Cook Myers. 

KAN-away on the 24th of Jvne, from 
David Butfh of Willing Tuwn'^', a 8oi'vant 
Man named John Ciiristian Travett,t he 
is a Palatine, and came in tlie last I'all, 

*) Now Wilmington, Delaware. 

t) In a list of forcisrners itrported in the Ship 
Anflrew John Steriman. .Master, from Rof^errtam. 
qualified at Philadelphia, Oct 27. 173S, appears 
the name "Chris. Trcvetf— Penn'a Archives, 2nd 
Series, XVII., 171. 

in Capt. John Stedman^s Ship from Hol- 
land : He had on a blew Camblet Coat 
full trimmed and lined with white, a grey 
pair of Breeches, white Cotton Stockings, 
a felt Hat, black fiank Hair, and a black 
Cravet on, he is of a middle Stature, a 
down cast Look, and Talks no English, 
had with him two pair of worsted Stock- 
ings, one Dutch Bible and Prayer Book, 
a striped red and white Calimanco Jacket. 

Whoever takes up and secures said Ser- 
vant so that his Master may have liim 
again, shall have Forty Shillings Reward 
and reasonable Charges paid. 

By David Bish. 

American Weekly Mercury, printed at 
Philadelphia, July 2G to Aug. 2, 1739. 

Shultze's Journal for J 768. 

The Journals for the years 1760— 17(17, 
inclusive, are, unfortunatel}', missing. 

As our readers have become quite fami- 
liar with Mr. Shultze's German terms for 
farm, house and barn work, we do not 
regard it necessary to translate them from 
now on. 

In January, under date of 11th, h<? 
notes that Mart Larch has rented a place, 
(hi the 29th Ernst Lud. Baish had ven- 
due. About the beginning of the month 
the aged Mr. Shadd died at Macungie ; 
on the 14th the aged Mrs. Jos. Walker 
was buried. On the 19th, at the time of 
the eclipse of the sun, the weather was 
cloudy, and the sun was seen but little. 
Near Germantown died the wife of Chris- 
toplier Schubert, Senior, and David Schu- 
bert, Junior. 

In February, Frederick Wentz of I'pper 
Sall'ord, died on the .'jd ; and the wife of 
Conrad Shitz died on the 29th, aged (19 
years, and was buried March 1. On the 
29tli Peter Lieliegnt was drowned in the 
Manatawny w hile duck shooting. 

In March, <;n the 25th he surveyed 
Melchior's grain field. On the 12th, in 
(lie forenoon, Chi'istopher Krauss's moth- 
er died, aged 74 years ; and slie was bur- 
ied (in the 14th. Text: Apocalypse, 21 : 
F>ehold, I make all things new. 

April 1<) manure was hauled to the gar- 
den ; ir>th and Kith sowed tiie first flax 



seed ; 21st, apple trees were fetched from 
Welker's ; on the 29th, Indian corn was 
planted— the first reference to this grain 
in the journal ; on the 29th and 80th be- 
gan to plougli for oats ; on the 30th had 
prepared tlie ground for the turnips. 

May 2d to 7th he had the carpenters 
working for him — the Pannebakers. 13th 
sheep-shearing. After the 20th very dry 
weather began, but on tlie 22d came a 
fruitful rain. 25th, Henry Stuertzman's 
son, from Canegoshick, was here. At 
Lazarus Weidner's a barn was hoisted by 
28 persons. 29th, the first bee swarm. On 
the first day of ]\Iay Jacob Detweiler, 
Senior, was buried, aged 78 years. 

The evening of the 6th of June John 
Potts, Esquire, died and on the 8th was 

Colonial Nativei of Skippack. 


Jacob Eothrock, born May 25, 1741, in 
Skippack, Philadelphia county, removed 
to York, Pa., and in December, 1782, to 
Baltimore. He married, April 21, 17<)5, 
Barbara Weller, born April 16, 1747, in 
York, and had by her eight children. 
His fatlier, Philip Rothrock, was born 
December 8, 1713, at Beiselheim, in the 
Palatinate, and came to Pennsylvania in 
1733, where he married, March 22, 1740, 
Catherine Kuutz, who died November 
10, 1777, aged 57 years 6 months, at York, 


John Joseph Bull was born May 27, 
1721, in Skippack, of Quaker parents. In 
1742 he removed to Bethlehem and united 
with the Moravians, and shortly after en- 
tered their Indian ^Mission service. For 
forty-five years he labored among the In- 
dians of Pennsylvania and Ohio, and 
neither the murder of son by the 
whites at (inadenhuetten, on the Mus- 
kingum, nor his own captivity, could 
quench his zeal in the service. In 1746 
he married Christina, a converted squaw, 
with whom he lived for forty-one years, 
and had by her two children. By the 
Indians he was given the name of Sche- 
bosch, i. e. running water. He died at 
New Salem, Ohio, September 4, 1788. 

.ToirX W. .TORDAN. 

A Muster Roll of Captain John 

Harpel's Company J 780. 

John Crater Henry PenepackerSr 

Joiin Kusterd Benjamin Johnson 

Michael AUenbach Henery Hunsiker 
John Detwiler Henery Shutt 

lohn Jacobs Felty Snyder 

Isac Culp John Tyson 

Henery Keely Isac Hunsiker 

Jacob Tmstot Yeales Kolp 

Joseph Tyson Sen' Mattes Tyson 
John r)etwiler,June John Hurning 
Joseph Butterwack I'eter Rymer 
John Fronefield Herman Umstot 
William Custerd Michael Shillig 
Henry Culp, Juner Harman Panebecker 
Benjamin Venfosen Henery Switzer 
Henery I'ptegraf John Panepacker 
Samuel Jacobs Benj. Pannepacker 

Old-Time News. 


New York Post Boy, October 30, 1752. 
Philadelphia, October 26: Saturday last, 
William Kerr, stood one Hour in the 
Pillory, and was whipt at the Cart's Tail 
round two Squares, for uttering Counter- 
feit mill'd Pieces of Eight. 

Treasured Volumes. 

History and Memorial Report | of the | 
Rights between the Heirs | of the deceas- 
ed I General Lieutenant and Governor | 
Theobald ]\Ietzger, | From Weibnom, | 
against the | Fiscus of the Xetherland, | 
in regard to the Estate of the Deceased, | 
With the Genealogy of the different Fami- 
lies ! from 1154 A. D. to date. | By | John 
J. Scholl, I Allentown, Pa. | E. D. Lei- 
senring & Co., Book and Job Printers, 
Allentown, Pa. | 1868. Pamphlet, 8 vo., 
48 pages. Owned by Henry S. Dotterer, 

In America the claimants to the estate 
are the Rotharmel, Zimmerman, Stein- 
man and Metzger families. 

Revolutionary Pensioner. 


Died, July 4, 1840, in Upper Providence 
township, ^Mary Bradford, relict of the 
late Samuel Bradford, a soldier of the Ee- 
volution, in the 78th year of her age. She 
received a pension for services rendered 
by her husband in the Revolutionary war. 
— Norristown Register, July 15, 1840. 



Days Devoted to Research Abroad. 





One of the never-to-be-forgotten sights 
during our stay was Die Schlossbeleuch- 
tung, the ilhimination with red fire of tlie 
castle, tlie mountain side, and tlie ancient 
bridge over the Neckar at the foot of the 
castle. This is a gorgeous spectacle. It is 
provided by the municipality once a 
month, in summer, and attracts great 
crowds from Mannheim and other neigh- 
boring towns, and of course large num- 
bers of tourists adjust their visit to in- 
clude this spectacle. On this occasion of 
the illumination we were the guests of a 
Russian lady stopping at the Pension 
Anglaise, who invited us into her carriage. 
The coachman took his stand on the fash- 
ionable drive along the Neckar, opposite 
Heidelberg and the Schloss. During the 
day, prior to the illumination in the even- 
ing, there was a gathering and parade of 
the miners and sappers of Baden. The 
nature of this oi-ganization — it bore some 
semi-military character — was not clear to 
us foreigners. It brougiit a great number 
of people together and it gave the day a 
strongly holiday appearance. It occurred 
on Sunday, June 28, 1896, 

On another evening, at twilight we 
walked across the new bridge to Neuen- 
heim to witness the closing diversions 
pertaining to a Kirch vveihfest. an annual 
festival in some way connected with the 
Church. Labor had been suspended dur- 
ing the day, and the plain people partici- 
pated. It resembled in the evening some 
of our American lioliday pastimes — tlie 
gay throng, nmsic, lights, target sliooting, 
cake and candy booths,, a merry-go-round, 
a photograph gallery, strength-tester, all 
these were there. At ten o'clock the 
people — in groups of entire families, fath- 
er, mother and children — wended their 
way homeward, orderly, contentedly, and 
we inarvelled at the comfort and liap])i- 
ness enjoyed by the workpeople in Hei- 

On another day we took the train and 
went, by way of Mannheim, to Speyer, 
on the Rhine, the town at which the 
term Protestant was first applied to the 
seceders from the Roman Catholic Church; 
and on still another day, we took the fine 
steamboat at Mannheim and visited 
Worms, the town noted for its fine Luther 
Denkmal. Time and again, day and 
evening, we found ourselves at the ever- 
enjoyable Schloss, in its antiquarian mu- 
seum, at the well (the Ziehbrunnen), at 
the blasted tower(am gesprengte Thurm ), 
at the great cask (am grosse Fass), on the 
great terrace, and in the court admiring 
the architecture of the vari-dated struct- 
ures, which form the Schloss. Nothing 
can better express the perennial delights 
of this huge relic of ancient days than 
tlie exuberant enthusiasm shown on a 
postal card sent me from the .Schloss pos- 
tal station by Mrs. Dotterer on a certain, 
day that she and Mrs. Richardson spent 
in the enchanting grounds : 

The sun never was brighter, nor 
the trees greener, nor the old ruins 
of the Castle more charming. Mrs. 
Richardson and I have been wander- 
ing in the Museum in Friedrichs Ban. 
The walls are covered with the por- 
traits of the Kings and Electors and 
the Princesses, their ghosts almost 
talking to us at every turn. 

We went over to Mannheim several 
times The distance is but eight or nine 
miles, and the trains are frequent. Mrs.- 
Dotterer liere met a lady of her own 
family name, Fraulein Ktetchen Sclielly. 
The ancestors of the Schellys of Pennsyl- 
vania, for as many generations back as is 
known, have been Mennonites — that un- 
liapi)y Christian people who, after having 
been driven hither and thither for cen- 
tuiies by prince and prelate, found peace 
at last within the confines of our Penn- 
sylvania. Nearly two hundred years ago 
the Schellys came to our shores. Whence 
came they ? Various answers have been 
given — from Switzerland; from Germany; 
from Holland. There is a part truth, 
possibly, in each of these answers. But 
there has come to me tlie thought that 
they may be of Italian ancestry, tJiat 
thev mav be descendants of the Vaudois. 



Their black eyes, dark hair, brunette 
complexion, facial features, love of mel- 
od}' and power of song, all indicate Houth- 
ern origin. Their strongly religious char- 
acter in all the generations we know of 
may be an inheritance from sufferers of 
persecution in ages past. Be this as it 
may, Miss Schelly of Mannheim is of 
Alsatian origin. She is the only person 
of the name that we learned of in Europe. 
She has never given much thought to her 
lineage ; but she gave us the name of the 
parish in which may be found the record 
of her family. She is a lyric and drama- 
tic artist. Her professional life has been 
spent at the Eoyal Opera House, of Mann- 
heim. During the year 1896 she finished 
twenty-live years in this service; and 
upon the completion of that term she re- 
ceived a government pension, although 
she needs not abandon her vocation. She 
gave us the names of relatives in the 
musical profession at Wiesbaden and else- 
where. She holds to the faith of the an- 
cient pre-Keformation Cliurch. 

TJie Neckar below Heidelberg passes 
through a flat stretch of land to the Rhine. 
Above Heidelberg the river winds be- 
tween irregulai-, steep elevations, forming 
scenery of great beauty. We sjient a day 
in this region — at Neckareteinach, Dils- 
berg antl Neckargemuend It was on 
July ol, ]<S9(). After several days of rain, 
the weather was pleiisant and clear. We 
went by steam road, although the short- 
ness of the distance would have admitted 

r of going by carriage. iVhiny tourists drive. 

I Rev. Dr. James I. Good, of Reading, Pa., 
who was then in England, asked me to 
make genealogical inquirias concerning 
the Heilmann family, if conveniently 
might be done, at Xc^jirsteinach. Im- 
mediately upon leaving the traiii, there- 
fore, we asked for persons of the name, 
and were told that one family lived at 
the othei' end of the town. After an in- 
teresting walk through the main street, 
the house was shown to us. Entering a 
gate, ascoiding one flight of an exterior 
stairway, and knocking at the door, we 
stood before the suqjrised wife of Johan- 
nes Heihuann, Schiffer, (mariner), who 
gains a livelilK)od on the river. The 

good wife received us courteously, and in- 
vited us into the living room, where we 
met her grown-up daughter. It was a 
scene of domestic industry ; tidy, home- 
like, hospitable. Making known the im- 
mediate object of my coming, Mrs. Heil- 
mann gave me the names and addresses 
of her husband's connections at Mann- 
heim and elsewhere, brought out the 
family Bible, and furnished other in- 
formation which would insure the open- 
ing of correspondence between the pres- 
ent-day members of the family in Ger- 
many, and the descendants in the United 
Stat^^s of the immigrant Heilmanns of the 
Provincial times. Having accomplished 
this errand, we turned our steps to the 
bank of the Neckar, with the view of vis- 
iting the town of Dilsberg on the opposite 
mountain peak. A boatnian was waiting 
for passengers, and soon ferried us across. 
We climbed the mountain side, over a 
smooth nuich-travelled path. The town 
or castle, (the Germans call the place Dils- 
berghof ) rests upon the peak of a conical 
mountain. The ancient walls, which 
withstood the assaults of the bloody Tilly, 
remain, but the gateways are gateless. 

(To be continued.) 

The Great Snow Storm of 1765. 

A deep snow fell March 24, 17(i5, the 
like of which, at tliat time of year, was 
never before seen here. — Saur's America- 
nische Calender, Germantown, Pa., 17(i8. 

On Saturday Night last came on here a 
very severe Snow Storm, the Wind bloAv- 
ing very high, which continued all the 
next Day, when, it is believed, there fell 
t lie greatest Quantity of Snow that has 
been known (considering the advanced 
Season) for many years past; it being 
generally said to be about two Feet, or 
two Feet and a Half, on a Level, and in 
some Places deeper A great Number of 
Trees were destroytid by it, some torn up 
by the Roots, others broke off ; and the 
Roads are rendered so biid, and danger- 
ous, that there has been hardly any travel 
since. — The Pennsylvania Gazette, March 
2H, 17tl5. 


Record of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge, 173 1 -1 76 1. 


( Continued. ) 
V. Baptisms by George Michael Weiss, 1748-1761 (Concluded). 





87 Dec. 

10 Adam Stacker 

88 " 

17 Georg Klein 

89 " 

25 Daniel Haniin 

90 " 

" Peter Laner 

91 " 

26 Isaac Somani 

92 " 

93 " 

94 " 

95 *' 

96 " 

(niristian ? 



Eva Margaretha Peter Beissel and wife 
Anna Sybilla J. Jerger and wife 

Elisabeth Elisabeth Moll 

Peter Peter Reiff and wife 

with all his children 

Anna Barbara 




wife Susanna 


J. Philip 

Peter Christ and 

wife Catharina 
Jacob Christniann and 

wife Anna Eva 

97 Jan. 1 Philip Heger and 

Anna Barbara 

98 " 12 Philip Huth and J. Jacob 

Anna Eva 

99 Feb. 3 Was baptized David Brunner's wife, named Anna Maria, witnesses were: 

Her husband, David Brunner, and J. Brunner. 

100 Feb. 4 Nicolaus Mombauer J. Henrich J. Henrich Heiss 

and N and wife 

101 " 18 Philip Jacob Egi J. (ieorg Georg Heilig and wife 

and Catharina Elisa Barbara 

102 " 24 Johannes Huth and Anna Catharina Michael Roeder and 

Anna Barbara wife Catharina 

103 Mar. 4 Leonhardt Eggelin Anna Margaretha J. Jost Keller and wife 

and X 

Jacob Noyer and Anna Eva Elisabeth 
Johannes Goetz and Anna Margaretha 


Eva Elisabetha Lavar 






Anna Maria 
19 Abraham Dauber and Maria Catharina 
Anna Christina 
Peter Wetzel and Johannes 

Anna Margaretha 
Martin "W'erffel and INIaria Barbara 

Anna Maria 
22 Were baptized upon the confession of their faith 

by me (t. M. AVeiss, Eva Meyerin \^ 
Anna Meyerin j 

Peter Haas and wife 

Maria Catharina 
J. Wetzel 

Maria Barb. Rieser 

25 Henrich Van Sluys Daniel 

and Catharina 
112 Apr. 13 Johannes Schell J. Jacob 

and Veronica 
16 Georg Zinnnermann J. Nicolaus 

and Anna Catharina 

Johannes Cunins 

and Catharina 
Johannes Frey Elisa Barbara 

and Elisa Barbara 
22 Jacob Frolinger Anna Maria Cath. 

and Anna Maria 


Daniel Hister and 

wife Catharina 
Jacob Mauerer and wife 

Nicolaus yeibel and wife 

Jacob (ieri and wife 

Fridrich Hillikas and 

wife Elisa Barbara 
Peter Stroh and wife 

20 David Levi has gone over from Judaism to Christianity upon the pro- 
fession of his faith in Jesus Christ and has been baptized by me, 
(j. M. Weiss. 




118 Apr. 


119 " 


120 May 


121 " 


122 " 


123 " 

124 " 


125 ' 



128 " 


129 " 

130 June 


131 " 


132 " 


133 " 

134 " 

135 July 


136 " 


137 " 


138 " 

139 " 

140 Aug. 


141 " 

142 " 


143 " 

144 " 


145 " 

146 Sept. 


147 " 


148 " 

149 Oct. 


150 " 


151 " 





Georg Peter Hillikas 

and Elisa Barbara 
Johannas Derr J. (leorg 

and Anna JVIaria 
Philip Lehmann Elisabetlia 

and Anna IMaria 
Zacharias Ditterer Christina 

and N 

J. Jacob Reiniger J. Jacob 

and Anna Margaretha 
Johannes Stab and Anna Maria 

Hennerich Bleyler Abraham 

and Susanna 
Joliannes Martin Samuel 

and Anna Bai'bara Christian 
Philip Stein and Barbara Joliann Henrich 

Johannes Nei&s J. Georg 

and Anna ]\Iaria 
Jacob (Teri and Gertraudt Johannes 

Jacob Klein and Anna Barbara 

Anna Maria 
Gabriel Klein and Ludwig 

Elisabeth Dorothea 
Matthys Bruckerdt J. Henrich 

and Maria Elisa 
J. (ieorg and Elisabetha 

Maria Catharina 
Jost Keller and Jacob 

Henrich Buhl and Henrich 

Michael Schmidt J. Jacob 

and Anna Maria 
Henrich Kepjiel and J. Henrich 

Margretha Elisa 
J. Carl Derr and Christina J. Martin 

Jacob Weidknecht Johann Martin 

and Anna ^Margaretha 

Jacob Pfannenbecker Jacob 

and Christina 
Jacob Hildenbeitel Johannes 

ririch (ireber and Anna ^laria 

Anna Margaretha 
Michael Schell and Anna Catharina 

Xicolaus Oehl and J. Henrich 

Anna Margaretha 
Johannes Sperri and Johannes 

Maria Margaretha 
Johannes Diebendoerfer Johannes 

and N 

Abraliani Segler Johannes 

and X 

Peter Linn and Theobald 

Anna ^largaretha 
Henrich ({rub and Anna Catharina 


Friderich Hillikas and 

wife Elisa Barbara 

Jost Weigardt and 

Jac. Wannenmacher & wf . 
Zach. Detterer's parents 
Jacob AVittmer and 

Maria Cath. May 
Benedict Strohm and 

wife Anna Maria 
Peter Bleyler and 

wife Hanna 
Andreas Grebe r and wife 
Geo. Peter Hillikas & wife 
Joh.Gallman &. wife Cath. 
Jacob Hoffman and 

wife Barbara 
Joh. Georg Weiekerdt 

and wife Magdalena 
Fridrich Helwig and 

wife Magdalena 
Anna Barb. Sieber 

Ludwig Bitting and wife 

Anna Sabina 
J. Nicolans Jung and 

wife Anna Gertraudt 
Melchior Suessholtz 

and wife Elisabeth 

Jacob Isset and 

wife Magdalena 
J. Jacob Werner and 

wife Catharina 
J. Martin Derr 
Anna Clara Hinterleiter 

Johannes Derr and 

wife Anna Maria 
Conrad Seeler (Keeler?) & 

Anna Susanna Dotter 
Johannes Klein and wife 
Andreas (ireber and 

wife Anna Maria 
Jacob Griesemer and 

wife Anna Catharina 
Henrich Mueller and 

wife Anna Gertraudt 

Henrich Mueller and 

wife Anna Gertraudt 
Johannes Segler 

Theobald Meglin and 

wife Elisabeth 

Henrich Huber and 

wife C^atharina 




152 Oct. 21 

153 " 

154 " 26 

155 " 27 

156 " 28 

157 " 

158 " 

159 " 

160 Nov. 4 

161 " 

162 " 5 

163 " 12 

164 " 28 

165 Dec. 16 

166 " 24 

167 " 


168 Jan. 5, 

169 " 6 

170 Feb. 17 

171 " 

172 Mar. 1 

173 " 2 

174 Feb. 24 

175 Mar. 23 

176 " 25 

177 Apr. 6 

178 " 7 

179 May 1 1 
ISO " 

181 " 30 

182 " 4 


J. Lee and Margaretha 
Samuel Schiieler & 



Melchior Kolb Anna Catharina 

and Catharina 
Peter Nicuni and Philip 

Anna Maria 

Abraham Herp Abraham 

and Gertrudt 
Jacob Walter and Rosina Jacob 

Peter Stroh and Catharina 

Anna Maria 
Jacob Fischer, Hanna Johannes 

Johann INIichel Plartman Jacob 

and Arma Margaretha 
Samuel Hirsch J- Henrich 

and N 

Peter Stadler and Eva Catharina 

Andreas Ohl and Andreas 

Anna Eva 
J. Adam Hillikas J- Peter 

and Catharina 
Andreas (ireber Anna Margaretha Ulrich Greber and wife 

and Anna Maria Anna Margareth 

J. Martin and J.Michel Michael Eoeder and 

Anna Barbara Eva Catharina wife Catharina 


Alexander Negely 

and Elisabeth Rieder 
Kilian Gaukler and 

wife Margaretha 
Anna Catharina Weber 

J. Philip Boehm and 

wife Catharina 
J. Nicol. Nicum and 

Anna Marg. Wingerder 
Jacob Walter and 

wife Rosina 
Abraham Herp and 

wife Gertrudt 
Catharina Moll 

Johannes Fischer 

and wife Catharina 
J. Jacob Holtzhauser 
and Anna Marg. Redmann 
J. Henrich Hirsch and 

Maria Maig. Scholl 
Melchior Kolb and 

wife Eva Catharina 
J. Wilhelm and p]va Ried 

Georg Peter Killikas 

and wife P)arbara 

J. Kuenerdt and 

Agnes Barbara 
Michael Bischoff 

and Maria Eva 
Joseph Eberhardt 

and Catharina 
Bastian Ruf and Susainia 

Joliannes Muck 

and Elisabetha 
Adam Darms (?) and 

Anna Margaretha 
Peter Hollenbusch 

and Anna Maria 
Wilhelm Geyer 

and Anna Maria 
Jacob Beiger' and Barbara 

J. (jfliitz and Anna Maria 

Benedict Swob 

and Susanna 
Philip Boehm 

and Catliaiina 
Thomas (-ant 

and Margaretha 
Henrich Huber 

and I^ 

Peter Lahb and 


Anna Margaretha 

Anna Maria 


J. Peter 

Maria Catharina 

Johan Michael 


Georg Fridritrli 

J. Jacob 
Maria Eva 


Fridrich ? 

Michel Eberhardt 

and wife 
Peter Wetzel 

(ireorg A< am Sangmeister 

and wife 
Nicolaus AVohlfahrt 

and wife Catharina 
J. Peter Wetzel and 

wife x^nna Margaretha 
Henrich Beyer and 

wife Mary Magdalena 
J. Michael Reiffsclnieider 

and wife Juliana 
Andreas Beyer and 

wife (ierlraudt 
Kridricii Wambold 

and wife Catharina 
J. Georg Welcker 

ami wife 
Conrad Zimmermann and 

wife Anna ^hlrgaretha 
J. Atlam Willauer 

and wife Anna INIaria 
lleniich Iluber and wife 




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207 Oct. 


208 " 


Conrad Biehn (?) Nicolaus 

and Sophia Magdalena 

Michael Kapler 

and Catharina 
Jacob Isset and Elisabetha 

CLristoffel Peirniann Jacob 

and Catharina 
Michael Jo and Veronica 

Jolian Jacob Mohrhed 

and Anna 
Peter Sell and Catharina Johannes 

Rudolf Frick Matheis 

and Veronica 
Stephan Schoener Illrich 

and Catharina 
Conrad Hillikas and Johannes 

^[aria Margaretha 
J. Nicolans Walber Susanna 

and Elisabeth Elisabetha 
Salomo Sell and S<jphia Anna ^Margaretha 

Benjamin Sommer J. Ludwig 

anil Catharina 
Henrich ^Mueller Anna Elisabetha 

and Gertraudt 
Georg Lauer and Barbara Anna Barbara 

Johannes Freyer Georg Jacob 

and Barbara 
Michael Ried Elisabeth 

and Anna Maria 
Johannes Schmidt Johan Henrich 

and Anna Gertraudt 
Jacob Wetzel Jacob 

J. Heniieh Ott Anna Margaretha 

Conrad Ludwig and Elisabeth 

Anna xAppollonia 
Peter Mauerer and Anna 

Mai-ia Margaretha 
Michael Hettenbach \Mlhelm 

and Catharina Peter 

209 " 12 "Vilhelm Dickenschitt Margaretha 

and Catharina 

210 " 26 Jacob Huter and J. Jacob 

Catharina Elisabetha 

211 " Ullrich Greber Sara 

and Margaretha 

212 Dec. 21 Johannes Danckel Johann Jawjb 

and Jenche 

213 " Johannes 2k'.]ler Catharina 

and Anna IMaria 

214 " 25 Johannes Wien Margaretha 

and Appollonia 


215 Jan. 29 Georg Peter Hillikas A. Catharina 

and Barbara 

216 Feb. 1 Philip Jacob Egi Elisa Barbara 

aj)d Gertraudt 


Nicolaus Finck and 

wife Maria Elisabetha 
Johan A rend Weiss 

and wife 
Daniel Hister and 

wife Catharina 
Jacob Mueller and 

wife Catharina 
Peter Jo and 

Maria Hoffmann 
Adam HoUenbusch 

and IMaria Marg. Hoost 
Johannes Fischer 

and wife Catliarina 
Mathys Schrisseli 

and wife Gretha 
Ulrich Hertzel and wife 

Johannes Schellenberger 

and w'ife 
David Streib and wife 
David Gissi and wife 
Anna ]\Iarg. Bitting 

J. Ludwig Lang 

and wife Elisabetha 
Jacob Danckel 

Christian Mueller 

and wife Anna Barbara 
Georg Peter Hillikas 

and wife Barbara 
Jacob Mauerer and 

Elisabeth Ried 
J. Henrich ilincker 

and Eva Meyer 
Jacob Wetzel, Sr., & wife 
J. Georg Ziegenfuss and 

wife Anna Margaretha 
Henrich Moll and 

wife Elisabeth 
Mattheus Mauerer and 

wife Anna Berends 
Wilhehn (Ueiger and 

wife Anna Maria 
Peter Mich. Schlonecker 

and wife Anna Maria 
Christoffel Dickenschitt 

and Maria Margaretha 
Paul Samsel and 

wife Margretha 
Sara La war 

Jacob Dankel and 

wife Elisabeth 
J. Cfallmann and 

wife Catharine 
Margaretha Moll 

J. .\dam Hillikas 

and wife Catharina 
Georg Heilig and 

wife Barbara 



UA X 11.. 

217 Feb. 


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227 Apr. 


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237 May 


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243 June 7 

244 " 

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249 July 


250 " 




J. Leoiihardt 


J. Leonhardt Xeudig 
Daniel Neudig and 

Abraham Friess and 

Anna Margaietba 
Adam Neudig and Anna Barbara 

Anna Barbara M'ife Anna Margaretha 

Wendel Renniger Anna Margaretha Peter May and 

and Anna Margaretha wife Juliana 

Mathys Brickerdt Andreas Andreas Jung and Elisa 

and Maria (lertrandt Barbara Wannemacher 

Jacob Weidkneeht Anna Maria Jacob Ratzel and 

and i^usanna Margaretha wife Maria 

Georg Reinheimer Maria Marg. Elisa Lorentz Suesslioltz and 

and Maria Catharina A. Mar. El. Reiffschneider 

Joseph Eberhaidt Johan Benjamin Michael Eberhardt 

Michael Eberhardt Johannes 

Michael Scheib and Anna Maria 

Anna Barbara 
Christian Scheid Johan Georg 

and Maria Elisa 
Jacob Daub & Elisabetha Jacob 

and wife 
Michael Bischoff & wife 
Johannes Gcetz and 

wife Maria 
Job. Georg Loness and 

wife Catharina Elisa 
Jacob Wigandt and 

Susanna Rceder 
J. Georg Schlicher 

Jost Schlicher and J. Georg 

J. Jacob Dankel J. Henrich 

and Elisabetha 
Jacob Ridi and Susanna Anna Margaretha Jacob Lang and wife 

Anna ]\Iargaretha 

J. Henrich [Dankel] 

wife Gertraudt 

Joh. Philip Schmidt Johan Philip 

and Catharina 
Johan Huth and Eva Margaretha 

Maria Barbara 
Simon Hirs and Simon 

Anna Maria 
Ludwig Hirs and Anna Maria 

Michael Roeder Peter 

and Catharina 
Caspar Hoffmami Anna Eva 

and Dorothea 
Felix Linn and Jacobina Peter 

Theobald Breuchler Barbara Elisa 

and Maria 
Adam Bosserdt Anna Elisabetha 

and Jacobina 
J. Adam Hillikas Anna Christina 

and Catharina 
Henrich Baba (?) Leonhardt 

and Elisabetha 
Philip Ried and J. Philip 

Anna Elisabetha 
Michael Raudenljusch Hcnricli 

and Anna Maria 
Georg Zimmermann Maria Elisabetha 

Anna Catharina 
Michael Lieser Johannes 

Jost Keller & Margaicllia ^laria 

Peter Sell and Catharina Anna ^hirgaret iia 
Peter Lauer and Sara Catharina 

Philip Heist and Susanna Anna Elisabetha 

Henrich Bleyler Anna Maria 

and Susanna 

Johann Martin Derr 
and wife Maria Gertraudt 
Jacob Christmann and 

wife Eva Margaretha 
Henrich Matiiys 

and Veronica 
Peter SchoU and 

wife Anna Maria 
Peter Hillikas and 

wife Barbara 
J. Ulrich Kuhl 

and Eva Lieser 
Peter Wetzel and 

wife Catharina 

Andreas Ohl and wife 

Anna Elisabetha 
Henrich Funck and 

wife Anna Christina 
Leonhardt Beyer and 

Elisabeth Fux 
J. Philip Fisher and 

wife Philippina 
Henrich Hoffmann and 

Cath. Raudenbusch 
Maria Elisabetha 

Johannes Keck and wife 
J. Nicolaus Schneider 

and .Ahxria (ierkess 
.Vnna IShirg. Welcker 
Joiiannes Cunius and 

wife Catharina 
J. Nicolaus Heist and 

wife Elisabetha 
Anna Maria Hlevler 



251 July 6 Michael Resch and 

Anna Margaret lia 
12 Jacob M^yer and Anna Anna Barbara 

Gterhardt tStricker Catharina 

and Catharina 
Isaac Somani and Eva Elisabetha 

Paul Scliwenger Nicolaus 

and Bai'bara 
19 Philip Huth and Eva J. Stoffel 

J. Stab and Catharina 
26 Cl-.ristoffel Heisser 
















J. Sperri and wife 

Anna Margaretha 
J. Martin and wife 

Anna Barbara 
Yalendin NeugLssen 

and wife Catharina 
Andreas Ohl and wife 

J. Bifeecker and 

wife Christina 
J. Stoffel Weiss and wife 
]\Iaria Margaretha Jacob Wittmer and wife 
Barbara J. Georg Lauer 

and Barbara 

259 " Philip Becker and Maria Magdalena J. Michael Bastian 

Maria Elisa and wife Magdalena 

260 Aug. 9 Weigandt Pannenbecker Elisabetlia Melchior Suessholtz 

and Nelche and wife Elisabetha 

261 " Peter Stro and Maria Henrich Henrich Schwalbach 

262 " J. Cunins and Anna Margaretha J. Adam Dillo and 

Catharina Elisa wife Anna Margaretha 

2()3 " Caspar Bucher and Maria Elisa J. Schmidt and 

Catharina wife Maria Elisabetha 

[Rev. Weiss died in August, 1761. This is stated in a letter of 
David Schultze, Esq., to Mr. Daniel Rundle, dated Febr. 3, 1776. 
''Anno 1761 in August their said minister, Geo. Mich. Weiss, died."] 

( To be ContinvMl. ) 

David Shultze^s Journal. 

[Januar}^, 1768.] 




I, 2, 3, 4. Moderate weather. 

5. Rainy. 6, 7. Stormy. 8. 

Welkers, .TiickeL, Kreyder ader- 

For lAidw. Stehler surveyed. 
Churchland. Benj. M.' et G. 

Drafts made. 1, at Mel. 

5, 6, 7. Korn dr. 8, Geputzt, 

II. Mart Larch M"' Platz gerent. 
9, 17. Ill of Sore Mouth myself. 
4, 15. At Nich' Ysht Surveyed. 
16. Boards and blanks pd off 

£5 4 6. 
18. Am accord wrote. 19, wood 
carryed home. 

20. on Ganderwits 16'"^ Surveyed. 

21. on drafts made. 26, rainy 

Aveather and high Waters. 

Der alt« Shadd in Maccongy ist umb 

diese Zeit gestorben. 
Die alte Jos. Walkerin ist d. 14. 

begraben worden. 

d. 19. January, zur Zeit des Sonn 
Finsterniss war sehr triib 
Wetter, und die Sonn wenig 
zu sehen. 

Bey Germanton 
sind gestorben des alten Christoph 

Schuberts Frau; 
auch der Jung David Schubert 

diesen Monat. 


28. At Steiiimans finished. 

27, 28, 29. Very cold weather again. 

29. Ernst Lud. Baish Vendue. 

At Laiiers. 
27, 28, 29. Wheat dr. 26^ b. 
d. 11. Magdalena to School went. 

[February. ] 

2. at Riewels £3, at Wurmans in Der Friedrich Wentz in Upper Sal- 

vain, ford ist auch gestorben den 

3. again at John Neitighs in vain. 3' February. 

4. 5, 6. Trubel al:)out the Negroes. ■ — 

6. Letter to John Murgatroyd. Des Conrad Shitzs frau ist d. 29' 

8. For W™. Walten Two Draughts. gestorben, 69 Jahr alt. Den 

9. at (t. S. et wood carried home. 1* Mertz begral)en. 

10. at INIartin Larch aderat. 

11. at Gearichs Hinterleiters in Den 29. ist der Peter Liebeoutt in 

vain. der Manetawny ersoft'en niit 

13. another letter to Murgatrovd. Enten schiessen. 

15. Rainy. 16, to \\'\ Frey, 

Zachary Nice, and Jacob 

Frey surveyed. 

17. for John Zuller surveyed. 


18. at Geo. Kriebels in vain. 

19. Drafts made. 20, to Kettos 

went, etc. 
"" 22. Geo. Heilighs Agreement wrote. 

23, I at Henry AVunnans surveyed 

24, j and returned home. 

25, For Joseph Everhard surveyed. 

26, Drafts made and wood car- 

ryed home. 

27, at Geo. Kleins ab* J^eon Gries- 

mer, John Lefeber, John 
Whiteman affair. 
29. Very much rain. 29, at An- 
drew M^ints draft finished. 

[March. J 

1. Wurmans Drafts finished. d. 12' N'ormittag ist die alte Krausin 

^ 2, 3. at Ch''. Zieglers. For Sam'. gestorben — des Christoi)h'' 

Bower and Midi' Ziegler Krauss sein Mutter. 74 

Surveyd. Jahr alt. 

4. at David Gerichs Surveyed. Text, Apoc, 21, Siehe ich maclie 

5. Agreement Christ" Miller to alles neu. d. 14. begraben 

Valent. Dickenshit wrott? etc. worden. 

T T? T I a* T„i Ana.c a 1 ^8. Siiowlilvc, and (-ieo. Klein and 

7, Por Jacob Stahl 47*" Surveved. <+., 1,1^ ..,]<„.„,.+ 

<s. at .Jacob Millers, Leasers, ni 

vain. (1. 2S. ist der Philip Gearich in 

9, atRoedersab'Bisbingand-Jackel Hereford nears Leasers be- 

et Hermany Klein Arbt'", graben Avorden. 


10. For Jacob Miller finished Sur- 29. at Mart. Math, in vain. 


1 1 . Drafts for Stahl et Miller made. 

14. Begriibniss d*"" Krausin. 

15. Christian Millers Bonds wrote. 

16. For .John Wetzel Surveyed. 

17. at Mart. Math, in vain. For 

Geo. Fisher lines run. 
19. at Night a most violent Snow 

21. to Maxetawny to Henry Kern 

went. z2. Surveyed for him 

■23. at Bast. Zimmermans, Daniel 


24. from P'. Mertz returned home. 

25. Saamen Feld at Melchior' 


26. \>ndue at Mich' Stabbe. 

29. Siisseholtzs Place divided. 

30. Geo. Ad. Engle^ in Rockhill • 

SI. at John Yeakls Hamiltons 


1. Cold. North West Wind. 

2. Cold. N. W. Stormy. 2. 

Bonds John Wetzel to Ad. Mangold 

4. at Jacob Mow res account Set- 


5. Very cold and windy. 6, for 

Andrew Ziegler finished. To 
Jacob Reif? in vain. 

7. For Valent Kratz surved. Snow- 

like and returned. 

8. Reals carryd Sisseholtz. 

'9. Fense made on Division Line. 
11. To Maccongy went, surveyed 

11, 12 for Henry and Conrad 

Kiappenber a n d Henry 

Henry Matern. 
13. Michael Smoyers divided. 

13. a most violent N. W. Storm 

At Stablers. 

14. for Benj. Meyer and Jacob 

Hahn surveyed. 

15. for Jacob Schlouglt, Peter 

Millcn- surveyed. 

16. Mist in garten gefiihrt. 

18, 19. For John Cressman and 
Geo. Adam Kober surveved 


in Rockhill, Bucks Co. 

20, At Jacob Reiffs finished. Re- 


21. iEpfelbiium at Welkers ge- 


22, 23. Fine rainy weather. 

25. at Adam Posserts a line run. 

28. Mist gefiihret. 

29. Welchkorn planted. 

29, 30. Vor Haber begint to plough. 

30. Das Riibenlandt kroppen lassen. 
15, 16. Den ersten Flax Saam ge- 



2, 3. Drafts made, and Sequenter. D. 1. May ist der alte Jacob Det- 
2 to 7. Schreiner gehabt. Panne- weiler begraben worden, bey 

bakers. 78 Jahr alt. 

5. Haber gesahet. 7, Geeget. 
before 8, Geo. Haffner 6 days 

9, 10. Knappenbergers Draughts 

9. Foemina at J. Hystants. Linns. 

13. Die Schaafe geschoren. 17 lbs. 

white \\^ool; 2 lbs. black. 

14. Pe-- Millers. Shloughs drafts 

13 till 22. Ego Sick on Sore Mouth. 
18, 19, 20. for Mowrer' wrote Bonds 

and Releases, etc. 
Nachdem sehr diirr Wetter begint 

so hat es endlich d. 22' eines 

sehr fruchtbarren Regen ge- 


23. at Mowrer' Deeds knowledged. 

25. Bernt Gilbert agre' Bonds. 

27. for Mich' and John Sliell wrote. 

26, 27. John Yeackels drafts made. 
25. Henry Stiirtzmans Sohn am 

Canegoshick was hier. 27, 
Lazarus W. aderat. 

30. at Pfaltzgraffs met et Antes. 

31. Ans Lazarus Weidners die 

Scheuher gehoben |)r. 28 
29. Den ersten Bienschwarm be- 


1. Den. 2""' Bienschwarm bekom- Den 6' Abends ist der John Potts 
men and sold to Michael Escpiire geslorben. Den 8' 

Huber. l)ograben worden. 

1. Lazarus and wife aderat. Jacob 






\ 1-2. 










For Buckwheat to plough begint. 
Finished. 6, to Colebrookdale 

Surveyed for Jacob Herth. 7, 
for Adam Moodhart et .John 
For Nicholas Koons and Jacob 

Mechlin, and returned. 

for Phihp Gabel Agreement 

wrote. from Rudol})h 

Traugh. Solford. 

den 3' Bienschwarm bekommen. 

den 4' Bienschwarm bekommen. 

For W". Walton new drafts 

Hans Georg Lahr Pieals car- 
M. Stiirtzmans fall. 11, Ego 
visited him. 
to Providence, old Henry Hei- 
ligh went with Joh. G. Hei- 
returned in rain. IH h. 
Hans George reals carried. 
Vom Riibenlandt Holtz 

fiihrt. Fence made. 
Ego Ader bleeded. on the 

Drafts Fox' made. 17. 
pr. Geo. Shultz. 
Den 5^ Bienschwarm b<^kommen. 
Den 6' Bienschwarm bekommen. 
At Krebs about Leman and 

Geo. Haft'ner moved. 21, hay 
brought home. 2. W. 
At Sisseboltz'. Accounts settled. 
Henry Keims and Heesters 

Drafts made. 
Riegel gefiitirt. 25, Fense 

made. Schwarmy (?) 
Fence finished. 28, plought. 
et Secju Mich' Huber sick 3 





Dem Peter Hillegas ein Kindt be- 
graben worden. 

Der alter William Frey im Falconer 
Swamp ist auch gestorben, 
den 15', und den 17' be- 
graben wordem 

22. 1 Sheep 2 LamKs sold. 

{lo be Continued.) 

Our Revolutionary Sires. 


of Limerick township, died December 23, 1840, aged 76 years. He was 
a soldier in the Revolution, having entered the army at a very early age. 
— Nomstown Register. 


Captain Jacob Peterman. 


( Continued. ) 

Jacob Peterman, Son of Captain Jacob Peterman, 
was born December 21, 1754; married Susanna ; was buried Feb- 
ruary 2, 1794. Jacob and Susanna Peterman had eight children: 

1. Elizal)eth Peterman. 

2. Hannah Peterman. 

3. Mary Peterman. 

4. Catharine Peterman. 

5. Jolm Peterman. 

6. Sarah (Salome) Peterman, l:»orn in 1786; buried, b}^ the pastor of 
Falkner Swamp Reformed church, July 29, 1794, aged 7 years, 7 months, 
3 weeks, 4 days. 

7. Susanna Peterman. 

8. George Peterman, born in 1793; buried June 20, 1796, aged 3 years. 

April 8, 1776, Jacob Peterman, junior, of New Providence township, 
yeoman, bought of Andrew Petre, of the same place, mason, and Elizabeth, 
his wife, for £240, Pennsylvania money, a tenement, plantation and tract 
of 50 acres of land, in said New Providence township. 

May 6, 1777, Jacob Peterman was commissioned ensign of Fourth 
company, Fifth battalion, Philadelphia county militia. His father, 
Captain Jacol) Peterman, commanded the Fourth company in 1777. 

Jacob Pitterman, of the Trappe, Avas buried, by the Reformed pastor 
of Falkner Swamp, February 2, 1794, aged 39 years, one month, 2 weeks. 

Jacob Peterman, of Providence township, yeoman, made his will 
October 4, 1793. He directed his executors to sell his plantation and 
tracts of land. His wife survived him. His eight children were all under 
sixteen years of age. Benjamin Dismant, Esq. , was named as trustee for 
them. His personal estate amounted to £336 16 9. George Hepler and 
John Peterman (brother of the testator) were executors under the will. 
In the Pennsylvania Gazette, December 16, 1795, creditors and del)tors to 
the estate of Jacob Peterman, Jun., deceased, of New-Providence town- 
ship, were notified to settle witli George Hepler, Executor. As late as 
1843, the widow's dower in th(> (^state was the subject of appraisement. 

John Peterman, Drum Major, 
son of Captain Jacob Peterman, was born March 27, 1761, according to 

the record of the Trajipe Lutheran church; married (first) Elizabeth 

and (second) INIarch 17, 1789, Susanna 15rant, the jiastor of Falkner 
Swamp performing the latter ceremony. The (hites of birth and death of 
John Peterman, as given on the tombstone wliich marks his grave are: 
Born March 6, 1764; died October 26, 1823. 

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Among the brave, adventurous young 
Americans who engaged in the hazards 
of the war in South Africa, last year, was 
Fred W. Unger, son of John F. Unger, 
largely engaged in the slate business in 
Philadelphia and Northampton county. 
He was a war correspondent, on both 
sides, for the London papei-s, attached to 
Lord Eoberts' headquarters staff during 
the campaign in the Free State, and 
afterward guest of Staat Secretary Reitz, 
and of the foreign military attaches with 
President Kruger, in the Transvaal. ^Ir. 
Unger has entered the lecture field. 

Julius F. Sachse, Esq., of Philadelphia, 
has recently discovei-ed a work which is 
a great surprise to tJie tlveologians and 
historians of the Reformed Church. The 
title of the heretofore unknown book is: 
[ Vignette] 
Gedruckt bey ^Michael Billmeyer, 1798. 
It is a 12mo of 60 pages. It is a book 
of Foru)s for use in the Church, but it 
has never been adopted, so far as known, 
by any congregation. The explanation 
offered for this is, that it was suppressed 
by the Church authorities immediately 
after its publication. 

Sachse's German Sectarians. 

The German Sectarians of Pennsylvania. 
A Critical and Legendary History of 
the Ephrata Cloister and "the Dunkers. 
By Julius Friedrich Sachse. In two 
volumes. Volume I., 1708-1742; Vol- 
ume II, 1742-1800. 

The First volume of this work was 
issued in 1899; the Second in 1900. Each 
volun.e contains about 550 large octavo 
pages, and about 275 illustrations. Many 
fac-similes of title-pages of works issued 
from the Ephrata press during the middle 
Colonial peiiod, are among the illustra- 

This work, the i-esult of exhaustive 
reseaich in Euroi)e and here, and of skill 
and judgment in the illustrator's art, is 
a revelation to the world of the intense 
piety, the persistent activity, the deft 
handiwork, and thorough business disci- 
pline, of that segment of Pennsylvania 
colonists who formed the community at 
Ephrata, and those who looked to that 
centre for religious guidance and inspira- 
tion. As a contribution to the history of 
early Pennsylvania, setting forth one of 
the many phases of our Colonial life, it 
has great value. When all of these 
phases shall have been set forth with 
equal fullness, the opportunity will be 
ripe for the conscientious historian to do 
real justice to our Colonial predeaessors. 

Death of William J. Bock. 

William Joseph Buck, the pioneer local 
historian of Montgomery and Bucks 
counties, who was born at Bucksville on 
:Majch 4, 1825, died at Jenkintown, Feb- 
ruary 13, 1901, and was buried at Hat- 
boro, February ](>, 1901. 

Mr. Buck began to devote attention to 
historical research about fifty-five years 
ago. Hi.s History of Montgomery County 
Within the Schuylkill Valley, printed in 
1859, attracted general notice at the time 
of it.« publictaion in the columns of the 




Norristown Register, and it lias been the pages of The Perkiomen Region a 
continuously consulted by writers down number of papers of highest value to 
to the present time. His pen was ever local history; among them were the Tax 
active. In 1884, in the Bibliography of Lists of Fi'ederick, New Hanover and 
the County, contributed by Mr. Buck Providence Townships, of the years of 
himself to the History of Montgomery the Revolutionary War. He took a 
County, published that year, is a list of kindly interest in this publication, and 
his numerous works up to that time, freely gave — as did many others — words 
Since then he has added largely to the of approval and encouragement, 
list, the principal works, written during Wlien the editor of this periodical was 
later years, being the History of the about to start for Europe, bent on histori- 
Indian Walk (1880) and William Penn cal research, Mr. Buck desired to have 
in America (1888). A work upon which investigations made at Stiasburg and in 
he bestowed much thought, and into Wittgenstein county. This work, which 
which he incorpoiated the results of was of a most agreeable character, was 
almost life-long investigation and corres- done to Mr. Buck's entire satisfaction, 
pondence, is An Account of the Buck In a former volume of The Perkiomen 
Family of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Region is Tiarrated the story of the open- 
issued in 1893. His last work was a ing of the acquaintance, and the conse- 
historical paper on a Revolutionary sub- quent friendly relations, between Mr. 
ject of prime interest to the Perkiomen Buck and the editor of this publication. 
Valley, being a paper on the Camps and Taking a retrospect of the products of 
Movements of Washington and his army his more than hall a century of unceasing 
on the banks of the Perkiomen, in 1777. labor, we feel inclined to the opinion that 
Mr. Buck in his earlier years devoted from Montgomery County most is due a 
considerable attention to geology, botany, large measure of gratitude and honor to 
mineralogy and music. Evidence of his Mr. Buck. His many contributions to 
familiarity with these sciences crops out the County's history — his account of its 
frequently in his writings, particularly in townships washed by the Schuylkill 
those of his earlier years. He was an en- (1859), his sketches of every township in 
thusiastic collector of Indian relics from Scott's Atlas (1877), his oration at the 
liis youth up. In the exhibit at the cele- Centennial celebration (1884), his numer- 
bration of the completion of the first ous contributions to the large History of 
hundred years of the erection of Mont- the County, issued in 1884, and his 
gomery County (in 1884) he contributed several monographs treating of the uiili- 
many articles of great interest. Having tary activities within the limits of the 
ti.e anti(iuarian spirit, it follows as a county during the Revolutionary struggle 
matter of course that he treasured books, — comprehend every phase of the past of 

instruments, utensils, pictures, manu- 
scripts, ialjli- ware, ])()ttery, ami othci- 
objects which caiije down fiom the Colo- 
nial years of our Commonwealth. 

Mr. Buck served the jjublic as Auditor 
of Montgomery connly for two terms, 
beginning with the year 1858. He de- 
lighted in llie sujHTvision of fainiiiig 
operations. At the time of his death he 
owned two or more farms, at one of 
which, in Caroline county, Maryland, he 
spent his summers. His winteis he 
spent with his sister, Mrs. J. F. Cottman, 
at Jenkintowii. 

Mr. P>uck generouslv contributed to 

a section of our country remarkable tV)r 
the numl)er of the nationalities who set- 
tled here in the beginning, and the still 
greater diversity of religious views cher- 
ished by them, for the marvellous devel- 
opment of its natural resources, for the 
niultipiicity of its industrial interests, and 
for the magnificent growth of its ]»()pula- 
tioii and wealth. 

Mr. Buck was a descendant of Nicholas 
Piuck, the immigrant. The line runs thus: 

1. Nicholas lUu-k, descended from an 
ancient family in Lorraine, arrived at 
Philadelphia Sei)tember 23, 1752; mairied 
( liist ), April 21, 17(il, Mavy Abigail Kohl, 



and (second), May 12, 1766, Elizabeth 
Hartman daughter of Michael and Mar- 
garet Hartman, of Haycock, Bucks county. 
From the second marriage, 

2. Nicliolas Buck, born in Springfield, 
Bucks county, August 20, 1767; married, 
in 1789, Mary Magdalena Eck, daughter 
of John Eck* of Tpper Salford township; 
in 1807, raised a troop of cavalry, called 
the Washington Light Horse; died August 
28, 1829. He was the founder of Bucks- 
ville. Mary Magdalena Eck was born 
June 9, 1769; she died, in Philadelphia, 
February 4, 1858. They had 

3. Jacob Eck Buck, born at Bucksville, 
April 21, 1801; married, February 24, 
1821, Catharine Afflerbach, daughter of 
Joseph and Mary Afflerbach; died, near 
Hatboro, February 4, 1880. His wife 
died July 2, 1888, aged 81 years, 6 
months. They had 

4. William Joseph Buck, born March 
4, 1825. 

The Antes Memorial Fund. 

The cash contributions to the projected 
memorial have been returned to the gen- 
erous donors, as was intimated, in our 
November Number, would be the case if 
the apathy in the undertaking continued. 
To the sums received, it gives us pleasure 
to state, interest amounting to $4.00 was 
added, making the checks for money 
returned as follows: 






Mrs. M.Helen Heywooc 



$24 35 

$25 52 

Miss Eleanora S.LaTrobe 


9 01 

9 45 

do do do 

4 87 

5 OS 

Charles H. Latrobe 


10 00 

10 48 

Col. E. A. Irvin 


10 00 

10 41 

A. E. Patton 


10 00 

10 41 

Henry S. Dotterer 


10 00 

10 48 

Robert Antes 


5 00 

5 20 

William <j. Antes 


5 00 

5 20 


$88 23 

$92 23 

Magdalena ShuIUc. 

David Shultze, in his diary, gives No- 
vember 5, 1759, as the day on which a 
daughter was born. The Genealogical 
Record of the Schwenkfelders, page .30, 

gives November 6, 1759, as the date of 
the birth of Magdalena Shultze, daughter 
of David Shultze. The Schwenkfelder 
Genealogical Record does not give the 
name of the second wife of David Shultze, 
the mother of Magdalena. The marriage 
record of the Goshenhoppen Reformed 
Church supplies this information: 

Married, June 27, 1758, by Rev. Geoi-ge 
Michael Weiss, David Schultz and Elisa- 
betiia Lar. 

Magdalena Shultze; in 1785, became the 
wife of Samuel Lobach. Rev. A. Staple- 
ton is our authority for this statement. 
Samuel Lobach was born June 21, 1750, 
and died December 21, 1827. Magdalena 
Shultze, his wife, died November 30, 
1830. They had children: 

1. Samuel Lobach, born July 3, 1786; 
died I)ecen)ber 17, 1845. He was the 
founder of Lobachsville, Pennsylvania. 

2. Magdalena Lobach, born April 28, 
1789; died March 6, 1824. 

Mr. Stapleton, in an article in Dr. 
Egle's Notes and Queries, informs us that 
Samuel Lobach, the husband of Magda- 
lena Shultze, was the son of Peter Lobach 
(born in January, 1720 — died January 20, 
1785), and Helena Pallio (died June 14, 
1 764 ) , daughter of Peter Pallio. He came 
over, a youth of fourteen, with the 
Schwenkfelder colony, in the ship St. 
Andrew, whose passengers took the oath 
of allegiance at Philadelphia, September 
12, 17.34, (September 23, New Style.) 
Mr. Stapleton further says: 

"The Lobacli family springs from the 
Swiss ducal house of Yon Lobach. Years 
ago, before the famdy papers and records 
were scattered, the writer saw a manu- 
script faiuily history, the wridng of 
which was like copper-plate engraving. 
In this history the family was traced from 
A. D. 513 to 1687. The book spoken of 
also contained coats of arms, etc., and 
many references to connections with 
other branches of nobility. Many valu- 
able, historical documents were in the 
same collection, inherited by the emigrant 
Lobach from his noble ancestors." 

Among the papers here referred to 
were the Journal almanacs of David 
Shultze, which are now publisJied for the 



first time in The Perkiomen Region. Tlie 
entire collection of Lobach papers, in- 
cluding the Shultze journals, were sold at 
public sale, many years ago, for a song. 
The Shultze journals — a portion oi them 
— are now in possession of Hon. Sanmel 
W. Pennypacker, of Philadelphia; the 
whereabouts of the Lobach pedigree is at 
present unknown. 

David Shultze's Journal for J 768. 

In July, on the 17th of the month, the 
bees swarmed the 8th time. 28t]i and 
29th, Mrs. Shultze washed in the Perkio- 
men. 30th, flax was threshed, 20 bun- 
dles yielding 1| bushel seed. 29, 30. the 
carpenteis laid the threshing floor. He 
notes these deaths in July: on the night 
of the 3d the aged Mrs. Bisecker; the 
forenoon of the 4th, Fiederick Maui-er's 
wife, who was buried on the 6th, aged 
60; on the night of the ]0th Christopher 
Heebner's wife, who was buried on the 
]2tli; on the same days also died and was 
buried the young Mr. Reinwald's wife. 
On the 11th Jacob Sechler went to Caro- 
lina, and returned about September 4. 

August 22, the tenth swai'in of bees 
made its appearance. 26, old Adam 
Kercher, on old Mr. Seiler's place, died, 
and on the 28th was buried. On the 19th 
of August the Russians took the city of 
Cracow in Poland. The Turks declared 
war against the Russians and Poles. 

September 17th, cleaned the well. On 
tlie night of the 10th Christoph Nenman 
died after a skirmish; buried, on the 12th, 
after an inquest. Henry Grubb, the hired 
man of the Swiss I'arris wonaan, died in 
the night of the .30th or 1st of October, of 
pleurisy, and was buried on the ;!d of 
Octobei'. In I'erkasie many peisons died 
(if diarrhoea. The defrauder Cornelius 
L<^rentz died in Maryland. 

< >ctoljer 7, throslied liuckwln-at by lour 
persons; Sth, cleaned l)ui'U\\ heal, 41 
bushels. 25th, plucked a wagonful \vin- 
ter apples. 27, hauled Indian corn home. 
2Sth at .\braiiam Yeakel's burial at Me- 
thatchen. On the 9th of October Wendel 
Weand arrived safely at Philadelphia on 
his return from (iermany, after a journey 

of 46 weeks from his start from Philadel- 
phia — 8 weeks from Philadelphia to Lon- 
don, and 8 weeks from England to Phila- 
delphia. On the 25th Burghart Hoff- 
man's wife died and on the 27th she was 
buried. Abraham Yeakel in Methatchen 
died at one o'clock on the morning of the 
26th, aged 48 years, 1 month, after a 
languishing illness, and was buried on 
the 2Sth. 29th, wrote a letter to Geo. 
Shultze in ('onegoshick. 

November 14, Mrs. Shultze went to 
Philadelphia; also Ph. Siesseholtz. 15th, 
Weidknecht made a hog trough. 20th, 
fell a great snow, which melted on the 
22dand23d. Hauled home 11 loads of 
turnips. During the night of the 26th a 
considerable snow fell. The wife of old 
Mr. Stahl died on the 13th. Young 
Frank Russ died on the 18th in Upper 
Milford. 20th, there was snowy weather 
the entire day, but it soon passed away. 
On the 26th during the niglit a consider- 
able snow fell. On the morning of the 
29th Alexander Dieffenderffer died of 
constipation, and was buried on the 1st 
of December. 

December 4 there was snow, followed 
by heavy rain. 21, three hogs were 
killed by Henry Ranch, of which the 
four quarters weighed 124 Hj., 96 ft. and 
82 ft., respectively. 24th, the little cow 
had a calf. 

Washington's Birthday, 1901, was cele- 
brated by the Historical Society of Mont- 
gomery County, at Xorristown, by another 
of their delightful Colonial Suppei-s. 

William H. Richardson, Xorristown, 
contributed to The New England Maga- 
zine for February, 1901, an article on 
N'alley Forge, illustrated from photographs 
by the authoi'. Mr. Richardson's paper 
is well calculated to recall to New Eng- 
landeis the thrilling events which trans- 
pired on Pennsylvania soil during the 
wintei- of 1777-78. The snow i)icture of 
the River Road, from one of Mr. Richard- 
son's photographs, is one of the most 
beautiful reproductions ever printed in 
any magazine. The two snow views of 
intrenchments are also gems. 



Days Devoted to Research Abroad. 



We entered by the pos^tein gate. Xo 
gaudy soldiery received us, nor even a 
solitary policeman, but a dignified pro- 
cession of geese noisih' welcomed us, 
apparently much pleased to have two 
strangers come to visit their home. On 
the side of the town opposite this gate is 
the main entrance, which is approached 
by a road having a gradual ascent, over 
which carriages and heavy teams may 
enter. The population of this human 
eyrie cannot exceed two hundred, but 
wdiat it lacks in numbers is made up in 
the picturesqueness of its people. Its 
streets, its buildings, its fashions, its ox- 
teams, and its people date away back. 
We visited the old church, the old tower, 
and climbed over some of its old battle- 
ments, and looked down the famous well 
said to be o65 feet deep, except in leap 
years, when its depth is 366 feet. We 
entered a general store, perhaps the only 
one, noted its humble stock and made a 
small purchase. We also stopped at a 
house of entertainment, taking seats at a 
table under a vine-covered trellis. The 
attentive host after serving us — his only 
customers — tarried to converse with us. 
That we were Germans he was at once 
assured by the language we employed, 
but from which province he was at a loss 
to divine. Although he did not ask the 
ciuestion outright, we set him at ease by 
truthfully telling him that we were from 
Pennsylvania, a province peopled by two 
or three millions of tlie German stock, 
adding by way of explanation that our 
forefathers as mucli as six or seven gener- 
ations ago had renounced allegiance to 
tlie Fatherland, Viecoining subjects to the 
King of Great Britain, and that two gen- 
erations later our forbears rebelled against 
this king, and Vjecame full-fledged Amer- 
icans. This was an open sesame. In a 
twinkling it established confidence, and 
we freelv unbosomed ourselves on social, 
political and economic questions, tmtil 

the noon-hour had passed, and we must 
leave to carry out other plans for the 
remainder of the day. We descended by 
the zig-zag way we had come, stopping 
now and then to enjoy the landscape. 
At Xeckarsteinach, right at the ferry 
landing, is an attractive restaurant, Die 
Harfe, facing the swift-flowing river. 
Here we took lunch. We took the train 
for return; but, in consequence of prior 
urgings by our friends at Heidelberg, we 
stopped over one train at Xeckargemuend 
to taste the highly-lauded Greek wine sold 
by Mr. Menzer. There is a fine view 
from the garden of Menzer' s establish- 
ment,embracing the Xeckar and its valley, 
Dilsbe'-g in the distance, and three or 
four historic ruined castles on the neigh- 
boring hill-tops. The next day we left 
Heidelberg, not to return on this trip. 

While located at Heidelberg, I made 
the acquaintance of Leonhard Hillengass, 
residing at No. 2 Karpfengasse. He is an 
assistant at the General Post Office. His 
father, Georg Hillengass, resides at Ober- 
schwarzach. The latter's grandfather 
was born at Obersch n arzach in 1768. 
The father of the last-named was born at 
Guttenbach. Through this family, it 
may be, the origin of the Pennsylvania 
Hillegasses could be traced. But lack of 
time prevented my going to tlie end of 
this investigation. 

All the time of our stay at Heidelberg 
my researches were kept up intermit- 
tently, at the Univei-sity library, and at 
the Oeffentliche Bibliothek at Mannheim, 
of which Dr. Max Oeser is the chief. I 
carried on a correspondence* at the same 
time with parties at Worms, Eppingen, 
Mayence, Frankenthal, and other points, 
and made trips to the Palatinate, of 
which I have already written, and to 
Stuttgart, Nuremljerg and Wiesbaden, of 
which an account will follow. 

AVilliam H. Eg\e, M. D.,of Harrisburg, 
died February 19, lilOl, aged seventy. 
He was a voluminous writer on Pennsyl- 
vania historical and genealogical subjects, 
and editor of the Third Series of State 
Archives. He was State Librarian twelve 


A Sumptuous Devotional Book. 

Judge Pennypacker has in his large collection of rare and valuable 
works a Book of Hours, a manus:ript on vellum, of exquisite beauty and 
great costliness. It contains certain Latin prayers of the Roman Catholic 
Church to be repeated at stated hours of the day. The illumination is 
certainly as brilliant and artistic as any that has come across the sea to 
our land. The titles, the head-pieces, and the ornamented initials 
throughout the three hundred quarto pages of the book are finest examples 
of the missal illustrator's art; and on the outer side of each page of black 
letter text is painted a broad vertical border or ribbon, of delicate colored 
and gilded work, of intricate, interwoven lines, decorated with flowers, 
fruits and insects — no two borders entirely alike, and in the body of the 
text the capital letters are illuminated, and the spaces made by broken 
lines are filled out with harmonious embellishments. Six pages are 
devoted to full-page pictures in colors of familiar Roman Catholic ecclesi- 
astical subjects; in two of these paintings is the full-figure portrait of the 
person for whom this sumptuous breviary was made — Michelle Dudere, 
daughter of Jehan Dudere, and wife of Louis D' Orleans. The fair 
devotee is on bended knee in the miniature, with face turned to the 
beholder. On the first blank leaf is written: 

Ces heures apartiennent a damoyselle Michelle du Dere, femme de 
M" Loys Dorleans, aduocat en la court de Parlement et lesquelles luy sont 
echeues par la succession de feu son pere M*" Jehan Dudere, conseiller du 
roy & auditeur en sa chambre des comptes. 


Amour & Humilite 

sont les doux Liens 

de nostre mariage 

Translation : 

This Book of Hours belongs to the Lady Michelle du Dere wife of Mr. 
Louis D' Orleans advocate in tlie court of Parliament and it descended 
from her deceased father Mr. Jehan Dudere counsellor of the King and 
auditor in his chamber of accounts. 


Love and Humility 

are the sweet lionds 

of our marriage 

On the second blank leaf is written, by another hand, seventy-three 
years later: 

Ce ])res' liure ma este donne ]»ar leu monsieur Dorleans fils de mad''' 
Dorleans nomee michelle Dudere lequel estoit aueugle et qui estoit digne 
de cette affliction mon Cousain germain. 

G. Dudere, 1650 

les figures (\\u sont a genoux dens les Images de ce liure sont de feu dam''" 
Michelle de sam-ai (?) mere de deft'unct mon pere. 


Translation : 

This present book was given to me by the deceased Monsieur D' Or- 
leans son of Madam D' Orleans named Michelle Diidere. He was blind 
and worthily bore this affliction, my cousin german. 

G. Dudere, 1650 
The figures which are on their knees in the pictures of this book are por- 
traits of the deceased demoiselle Michelle de Saurai (?) mother of my 
deceased father. 

Judge Pennypacker values this devotional work as a choice example 
of mediaeval illumination. But it was not for this reason that he was 
prompted to become its owner. He purchased it because he felt con- 
vinced that the family of Dudere mentioned in the inscription was identi- 
cal with an old Pennsylvania family — that of Doderer, Dotterer. Dud- 
derer, Duttera, Dudderow. This conviction induced him to pay the large 
sum quoted for it by the foreign bookseller, and to bring it, after a service 
of more than three centuries, from its native France to the New World. 

To find the connecting links from the Duderes of the Sixteenth cen- 
tury to the Dotterers of the Twentieth century would be a great genealogi- 
cal achievement. Doderers and Dotterers appear in various parts of 
Europe prior to the date of the arrival, aljout 1722, of George Philip Dod- 
derer, or Dotterer, in Pennsylvania. Tradition, in some instances, asserts 
that the Pennsylvania immigrants were of French origin; but not uni- 
formly so, for Alsace, Baden, Wurtemberg and Austria are also named as 
the place of their nativity. We have unbounded respect for Judge Penny- 
packer's insight into genealogy, ethnology, and the kindred sciences, and 
it will therefore not be a surprise to us if research shall ultimately prove 
that his intuitions are correct. 

Captain Jacob Peterman. 


John Petennan and Elizabeth , his first wife, had: 

1. Sara Peterman, born August 17, 1787; baptized November 18, 1787 
— sponsors, Jacob Roschon and Anna Barbara Creider; died in January, 
1790; buried January 26, 1790, aged 2 years, 5 months, 6 days. 

Elizabeth, wife of John Pitterman, was buried by the pastor of Falk- 
ner Swamp Reformed church June 29, 1788; her age was 20 years, 4 
months, 8 days. 

John Peterman and Elizabeth Brant, his secdiid wife, had: 

1. Jacob Peterman. 

2. Sara Peterman, born October 30, 1791; baptized, Ijy the pastor of 
Falkner Swamp Reformed church, November 8, 1791 — sponsor, Maria 
Pitterman; married Samuel Groff, and had three children. 

3. Francis Peterman, born August 20, 1794; baptized November 9, 
1794 — sponsors, Franz and Maria Pigoney. 


4. John Peteriiuin. 

5. George Peterman. 

6. Israel Peterman. 

7. Abraham Peterman. 

John Peterman was drummer boy in his father's company, in the 
war of the Revolution. He was drum-major at Marcus Hook, in 1814, 
in the second war with England. Col. Thomas Swenk, Sr., in his Recol- 
lections (Perkiomen Region, Volume Two, pages 77 and 99) speaks at 
some length of John Peterman. In Trappe Lutheran churchyard, about 
fifteen yards northeast of the ancient church, John Peterman and Susanna 
(Brant) Peterman are buried. 

Israel Peterman, 
son of Drum-major John Peterman and grandson of Captain Jacob Peter- 
man, married Susanna Rambo, daughter of John Rambo. Issue: 

1. Frederick Peterman, who married Elizabeth Davis, widow, maiden 
name Rile. 

2. Mary Peterman, married Jefferson Walters. 

3. Jolm Peterman, died single at the age of 22. 

4. Morris Raml>o Peterman, married Hannah Sassaman. 

5. Margaret Peterman, married Mathias Fulmer Force. 

6. Sarah Peterman, married J()sej)h P. Mitchell. 

7. Susannn Peterman, married WilHam McCoy. 

8. Hannah Peterman, married Christian Brown, of Chester county. 

Morris R. Peterman, the only survivor of this family, resides at Roy- 
ersford, Pa. He learned the trade of mason. For a long term of years 
he held the position of master mason of the Philadelphia and Reading 
railroad company. He was appointed to the postmastership of Royers- 
ford, during Hon. John Wanamaker's Postmaster-Generalship, and filled 
that office acceptal)ly for one term. He takes an active part in political, 
Church and municipal affairs. 

The Corner Stone of the Old Goshenhoppen Church. 


This cornerstone bears one of the most interesting inscriptions; one 
which 1 venture to think is unique among tlic uiultitudinous inscriptions 
put upon cornerstones. Tlie following is tlie Latin text of the inscription, 
verbatim and literatim: 

LIbkraLItas pLebIs 

LVtheran.I'; atqVk 

reforMaive has .kDks 

Yna eXst\'X1t. 

l. C. ANURE.E. iWST. lA'TII. 

liiterally translated it reads: 

"The liberality, of tlie Lutheran 
and Reformed jieople has 
unitedly erected this temple. 
J. C. Andrea', Taitheran l*astor." 


The unique feature of the inscription does not consist in its contents 
Imt in the cxipitals, or larger letters, used throughout the inscription. His- 
torians have puzzled about their meaning and have finally concluded that 
they must be due to a freak of the sculptor, who amused himself by put- 
ting in these large letters as a puzzle for later generations. It does not 
seem to have occurred to any one that they might have a meaning. But 
this is undoubtedly the case. The simple fact of the matter is that the 
sculptor, or perhaps the minister, chose this strange method to indicate 
the date. This can easily be demonstrated: 

Line 1. L I I. I L I = 15 

2. L V \ = 60 

3. ]\I D = 1500 

4. V X V X I = 31 

Total = 1744 

In the last line each letter must be taken separately to make the 
total of 31. The grand total of 1744 is the year when the cornerstone 
was laid. 

Rev. Boehm, in a letter to the Synods of North and Sovith Holland, 
dated July 7, 1744, refers as follows to this event: 

"On the 7th of May the corner stone was to be laid for the above 
mentioned union church, when a large concourse of people assembled, 
l)ut it was rainy weather on that day and Rev. Mr. Dorsius did not ap- 
pear. Then it was postponed till IVIonday after Pentecost, May the 14th, 
old style. But Rev. JNIr. Dorsius was again absent. Then an elder of 
New Goshenhoppen was appointed to represent Rev. Dorsius and thus the 
ceremony was performed." 

David Shultze^s Journal. 


[July, 1768.] 

2, 4. Wieder miihen lassen. Gestorben sindt. 

5. Heu Enite finished. 6, Be- Den 3' zu Nacht die alte Biseckerin. 

griibniss. D. 4. Vormittag des Friedrich Mau- 

2. Was at Felix Linns. rers Frau. D. 6' begraben, 

Sometimes plough'*. 8, Geeget. bey 60 Jahr alt. 

9, 11. For Buckwheat plough'*. D. 10' zu Nacht ist des alten Chris- 

11. Buckwheat gesahet. 12, ge- toph Hiibners frau gestorben. 

eget. D. 12. begraben worden. 

12. Nachmittagein starcker Regen. item, des Jungen Reinwalds frau 

13. Plough''. At M. K. Korn gestorl)en. 12, begraben. 

geschnitten. 11. Jacol) Sechler nach Carolina 

14. At Levys. 15, Korn geschnit- went. al/ Sept. 4 returned. 

ten. 890 Sheaf pr. 9 persons. About 8 Weeks out. 

16. Siseholtz Korn schneiden fin- 

12. Den 7. Bienschwarm bekommen 


17. Den 8. Bienschwarm bekommen 

18. For Peter Hillegas wrote. 

19. Ein new bee stand made. 

19, 20. for INIich' and John Ziegler 

Bonds wrote. 

21. Korn heim gefiihret. 890 


22. A\'eitz geschnitten. 146 Sheaf. 
25, 26. Flax gerupft ab' 150 per. 

28, 29. FoeminaLavatonPirkjome. 
30. Flax dr. 20 gcbundt. 1^ b. 


29, 30. Die Zimmerleiith den 

Dreshfloor geleget. 


I, 2. Flax dr. 45 gebund. Saam Den 26. ist der Adam Kercher auf 

2^ b. des alten Sellers Platz ge- 

3. Flax rupfen finished. Foem: storben. 28, begraben wor- 

Back. p. .. den. 

4. Zum Peter Sell ans Gregorys 

geritten. Den 19' August! haben die Russen 

5. 6. Fence made am Riibenland die Stadt Cracau in Pohlen 

Schriigen. eingenohmen. 

6. Foem. et Eva Bill Berries got. 

8, 9. H a b e r gemahet. Henry Die Tiircken haben Krieg declarert 
Raueh et Peter. gegen die Russen in Pohlen. 

8. Riibenland ploughs 9, Riib- 

saam gesahet. 

9, 10. Das brachen geendigt. 

II, 12. Das l)rachland geeget. 

triilie und etwas regerisch. 

12, 13. Den Haber gebunden. 570 


13. Redmans, J. Roudebush^ and 

Ohl aderant. 

15. Riegel gefiihrt. 16, new Fence 
made on Buckwheat Land, 
nt^ar 30 perches. 

17,18. For A br. Clemens his Plan- 
tation divided. 

18, 19. at Henry Hefelfingers again 
met Surveyed and returned. 

20. Den 9'™ Bienschwarm l:>ekom- 


22. Den ]()' liifiiscliwanii bckoiii- 


23. Foemina Laval. Scripsi Bonds 

etc. 24. 

22. Gegen Abend Thunder, Light- 
ning and Rain. 

25. At Gonrad Redmans ^^"l•itings 
Agree" signed. 

16, Kebimd. 


2(*). Flax dr. finished. 

3 Packs. 
27. Abr. Clemen' Drafts finished. 
30, 31. Oniet gemiihet H. Pvauch 

et Peter. 
26, 27, 29. Ranchs Peter ploughed. 


Aug. 31 et Sept. 1 four Load Omet Den 10^ zu Nacht ist der Christoph 

Neuman gestorben after a 

finish* pr 

tag, Korn 
. acres. 

})r. home 
this week Wool spun. 2, plough'*. 

2. At Fridrich Mowres in vain met. 

3. William Scull aderat to Chr. 


5. 6. Das Felgen (?) finished. 

6. Drafts made. 

7. Omet miihen finished. Clear 

and d r V continued since 

August 23. 
9. Omet Ernt finished. 6 Load 

in all. 
9. Korn dr. 250'" 11 bushel. 

12, 13. Das Egen 


13, 14, 15, 16, 17. £ 

gesiihet, bev . . 
15. Wh' dr. 41 bu. 
17. Den Brunnen ausgeputzt. 

14. Im Schulhauss the People met 

Churchlands Cause. 

15. a t Krausens met. Letters 

from Silesia read. 
20. Das siihen geendigt. Rocken 

, Weitz 

Nach langen trockenen Wetter war 
d. 22, 23, 24 fein Regen 
at Mich' Everhard about his 

At P^ Mumbowers aiy Phil. 

Fass account in vain. 
For Conrad Finkbonner sur- 
veyed 50/ 
. at J. Fishers Township Elec- 
tion. Philip Hoot, Inspector. 
Michael Rader, Assessor 
at Night Buckwheat mowed 

pr four. 
About Everhards will c(jn- 
30. About Sisseholtzs account wrote. 






skirmish. 12, Begraben 
after a Jury. 
Old Jacob Hahn and family 
went of. 

Der Henrich Grubb, der Schweitzer 
Parrisin ihr Mann ist den 30' 
zu nacht od' 1. October ge- 
storben. Am seiten stecken. 
d. 3' October begraben worden. 

In Perkasie sterben viel leuth an 
der Ruhr. 

Der Betriiger Cornelius Lorentz ist 
auch gestorben in Maryland. 














4. For John Guldin and Jacob Den 

Herth surveyed. dS'" 70^' 
Mount Pleasant. 

5. Returned. 6, at Mich' Ever- 

hards, Linn". 

7. Den Buchweitz gedroschen per 


8. Buchweitz geputzt, 41 bushel. 

10. Again at Mich' Everhards. 

11, 12. his Will wrote and finished. 20. 

14. 15. Some Cyder made. 22. 

15. at Michael Everhards, the Will 


16. at Wendel Wyant. 

17. Letter to John Murgatroyd 


18. Der Kitweilerin Account Set- 


19. 20, 21. Some Cyder and zwey 
niahl latwerg made. 

The People met aliout the 
Churchland. John Biddle 
the surveyor from Reading 

Henry Grul^s Estate appraised. 29'. 

For Fridrich Kiimmerer Sui- 
veyed, 25"° etc. 

Ein Wagenvoll AVinter /Epfel ' 

Guldins and Ktimmerers Drafts 

Welschkorn heim gefiihrt. 

27. to Madetshy went. 

28. Begrabniss. 

28. Aepfel fiihren finished. 
28. Bornemans Account wrote, etc. 
F\ir Martin Wiirffel Surveyed. 

88f ac. 
JNIichael Hubcr and Huns 
George Lahr nach ^hirykiiul 

Henry Bitting' Plant, divided. Des 
Christ" IMillersWoodland divided 
Ph. Hoot and W. Pannehakers Den 
Agree' wrote, 
4. at Kitweilers Gru])s Apprais' Den 

4, 5. Cyder made. 5, Wood car- 

ryd etc. 
7. At P' Mombauers, et Antis, D. 


'=" Octolier ist der Wendel ^Yy- 
ant in Philadelphia gliicklich 
arrivirt von Deutschland, 
nachdem er 46 W^ochen auf 
der Reise gewesen, von Philad'' 
aus. 8 Wochen von PhilacP 
biss London, und 8 wochen 
von England biss Philad. 

letter from J. Murgatroyd. 
letter to Murgatroyd with draft 
for Churchland. 

Des Burghart Hoffmans Fran ist 
den 25'™ gestorben. Den 27' 

begraben worden. 

Abraham Jjickel in Madetshy 
ist d. 26'™ morng. 1 h. auch 
gestorl)en, alt 48 Jahr, 1 Mo- 
nat, nach einer Auszehrenden 
Kranckheit, und den 28' be- 
graben worden. 

Brief an Geo. Shultze in Cane- 
goshik datirt. 

alten Stahls Fran ist d. l.".'" 

aucli gestorbcMi. 
18'™ ist der Jung Frantz Russ 

gestorben in Cpper Milford. 
20. war den gantzen tag ein 

grosses schnee M'etter. Doeh 

ist er bahl wegegangen. D. 

26. zu nacht hats Avieder ein 

zind. Sehnee gelegt. 



For David Gerrick 30"^ surveyd. 
Mart. Clevers, Hahns surveyd. 
For Jacol) Graaf surveyd. 
Vendue at Wislers. 
Fceniiua to Philad" went, et 

Ph. Sisseholtz. 

Weidknecht hogs trog made. 
Finished This week for Martin 

Werffel, John Shout, Anth. 

Stehler Drafts, Agreements, 

Bonds wrote. 
Baltzer Krowss aderat etc. 
Vendue at Kitweiler Grubs, 
rain. 20, a great Snow. 

23. Der Schnee wieder ge- 

For George Whiteman surveyd. 
ab' A\^islers and J. Millers Time 

Die Riiben Heim gefiihrt. 11 

Rain. Draft, Agreem' wrote. 
Zu Nacht ein zieml. Schnee 


24, 25. Korn dr. 27 bushel. 
Dietr. Welgar etc. aderant. 

Agreement wrote at White- 

John Jaekel, G. S. aderant. 

For Jacob Kerwer wrote Agremt 


Alexanders begrabniss. 
H. Grubs appraisement finished, 
at Welgars ab' John Yeackles, 
in vain. 

4. Schnee. Hernach starker Regen. 

5. Wislers Bonds etc. finished, and 

Leonard ^leyer aderat aft. 

Wislers draft made. 
7. Jacob Tanner aderat. Went in 

7. rainy weather. 

9. Felix Linn, J. 

ant etc. 

10. Some wood carried home. 

13. at Jacol) Graafs. Survey fin- 


14. His Drafts finished. 
16. Jacob Kei^u'ers Bonds finished. 
19. Allexanders Plantat. divided. 
















Den 29'™ morgens ist der Alexander 
DiebendorfPer gestorben, an 
der Verstopfung. d. 1. De- 
cembr begraben. 

8, tu Mill etc. 
Griesmer ader- 


29. For Geo. L. about Mumbower 

21. Drey Schwein geschlacht pr. 

Henry Ranch at 124, 96, 82 
lb. the four Quarters. 

22. Den gantzen Tag geschneiet 

zul tif. 

23. to Mill and Lorchs etc. 

24. Tippendervers drafts finished. 

27. Lazarus Weidner aderat etc. 

28. 29. My own drafts made, Long 

Swam, etc. 

29. for Heffelfinger some drafts. 
28, 29. Much rain. High water. 

30. at G. S. 

31. Wood carry ed home. 

Honor Sit Domino 
Finis cum Deo. 
24. Die klein Kuh ein Kalb gehaht. 

[At this point, the pubhcation of Mr. Shultze's journal must cease, 
so far as the present Volume of the Perkiomen Region is (concerned. 
Judge Pennypacker has the continuation of this exceedingly interesting 
historical record, for a considerable number of, though not consecutive, 

Our Revolutionary Sires. 


Died, at the residence of his son-in-law, (Henry Hurst,) in Swedes- 
burg, Upper Merion township, Mr. Christian Moser, in the 84th year of 
his age. Mr. Moser Avas of German extraction, his father having emi- 
grated to this country and settled in Berks county a short time previous 
to the birth of the former. He was among the true and unflinching 
patriots of '76, having been engaged in some of the most memorable bat- 
tles which mark the history of the Revolution. At the massacre of Paoli 
he barely escaped with his life, and at the taking of Stony Point he ol)ey- 
ed the mandate of his leader with a devotion and heroism which the true 
lover of his countiy car: only know. During the latter years of his life a 
cataract in lioth eyes so prevented his vision that life to him seemed 
scarcely worth possessing, but in his character firnmess and resignation 
were so strongly marked that even painfid bodil\' afflictions did not dis- 
turb the cahnness and tranquillity of this truly veneral)le man. — Norris- 
town Register, January 9, 1839. 

See Perkicmien Region, Volume Two, ]>age 1(>9. 


(bnrad Smith was one of the honored vetcrr.ns at the semi-centennial 
celebration at New Hanover on the 15th of July, 1826. 



Record of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge, 1 73 1-176 1. 


( Continued. ) 
VI. Marriages by George Michael Weiss, 1747-17G1. 
Those persons who, from the year 1747 to the year 1758, have been 
ried by me, George ^Michael Weiss, V. D. M. 














' 32. 







John Xeiss and Catharina Halin. 
Geoi'g Neiss and Anna Dotter. 
Jacob Arend and Anna Elisabetha 

Abraham Arend and Catharina Ried. 
Joim Georg Leidicli and Catharina 


Jolin Schicher and Catliarina N 

John Gressman and Widow Hauk. 

John Gressnian's son and 

10. John Gressman's two 


Jacob Ried and Magdalena Leidich. 

J. Zirkel and N 

Benedict Schwob and Susanna 

Dietrich Welcker and Sara DeHeven. 
Phihp Wentz and daughter of UI- 

rich Hartman at Schi2:)bach. 
Stoffel Wagner and second daughter 

of Basthm Sclimid at Schipbach. 

J. Bienneman and N 

Benjamin Sonimer and Anna Maria 

J. Denig and EHsabetli Eichel." 
Jacob Riedi and Susanna Gucker. 
Andreas Ohl and Eva Gucker. 
Peter Beissel and Maria Scliwenk. 
N. Ohl and Ehsa Barbara Gucker. 
MichelWelcker and AnnaMariaRied. 
Tlieobald Winck and Cretlia Ried. 
J. Adam X. and Maria Magdalena 

Micliel Ried and Anna Mai'ia Mauer. 
Michel Schell and Catharina Lauer. 
John Schell and ^'eronica Mauer. 
David Haag and Elisa Catharina 

Melchior Schultz and Catharina 

Adam HillikasandCatharinaBitting. ' 
Peter Hillikas and Barbara Horn- 

Philip Huth and Eva Weiss. 
Jolui Huth and Barbara Zimmerman. 
J. Arendt Weiss and Susana Huth. 
Georg Schley and Catharina N. 
Caspar Berend and Elisa Lena Wan- 

Hennerich Berendt and Anna Maria 

Harmon Luer and Katherina Kieffer. 
J. Luer and Barbara A\'eber. 
JacobFischerand HannahDandlerin. 
Roland Jung and Catharina Fischer. 
Henrich Haas and N. Jung. 
J. Huebner and Anna Dotter. 
Jacob Zinunerman and Sophia Wig- 





Abraham Segler and Barbara Moll. 

Henrich, a smith, and Elisabeth Moll. 

Daniel Hamin and Anna Maria Seg- 

AVendel Lemli and Scharl. M. 

Jacob Weidknecht and Creth 
garet] Buehm. 







Antoni Hamser and Anna 

Benedict Strohm and Anna 

Andreas INIauerer and Maria Barbara 

Paulus Roth«rmel and Maria Cretha 


(). Schmidt and Gertrudt N 

LeonhardtGriesemer and X.Leveber. 

58. ( ieorg Lauer and Maria Barbara X. 

59. Micliel Roeder and Catharina Erb. 

60. Henrich Lobach and Margaretha 


61. ]\Iichel Stab and Catharina X 

62. Mathys Reicherdt and CrethHiUikas. 
63 Xicolaus Jeger and Anna Hillikas. 

64. J. Kiefer and Barbara Hillikas. 

65. AVilhelm Gedman and Susanna Jek- 


66. Andres Greber and Anna Maria Bit- 


67. llrich Greber and Creth Labar. 

68. Peter Laub and Creth Muss. 

69. Call D<jerr and Christina Muss. 

70. John Daudel and X . 

71. Henrich Mueller and Gertrudt Dief- 


72. Xicolaus Old and Anna Marg. Dief- 


73. (ial^riel Klein and Elisabetha Doro- 

tliea Bitting. 

74. Alexander Dieffendueiffei' and Ger- 

trudt X. [Leidig.] 

75. Fridrieh ^ 

76. Christian 


77. .hicob X — — and N'eronica Wetzler. 

78. J. Haag and Anna Marg. Wetzler. 

79. IV'ter Wetzel and Creth Eberhard. 

80. J. .Mecklin and Creth Kehler. 
8L X. Weitzel and Barbara Kehler. 

82. .Vndreas ^luflilschhegel and Anna 

^Taria Emet. 

83. Henrich Rumi)f and Catharina Emet. 

84. ]\Iichel Eberhardt and Catharina 


85. Peter Bleyler and Hanna X 

8(>. Philip Vackenthal and Elisabeth 

87. TIrich Hornecker <S: Barb. Eberhard. 

Lang and X. SchoU. 
Mueller and Elisabeth 





















Ulricli Horneck and Creth Eberhard. 
Valentin Reiser and Barbara Huber. 
H. Heger and Eva Huber. 

N and Creth Huber. 

Nicolaus Mombauer and Magdalena 

138. N— — and Brenneman's daughter at 



N . 

J. Adam N- 

and Creth Hitz. 

Jacob Huber and Elisabetha Sarasel. 

Henrich Huber and Barbara N. 

Philip Sclimidt and Creth Dcerr. 

J. Gcetz and Catharina N. 

N. Zimmerman and Jacob Hoffman's 

N. Zimmerman and Jacob Hoffman's 

Henricli in Schipbacli and N . 

J Oftengraff and N. Oftengraffin 
[Op ten -Graf]. 

Abraham, a tailor, and N. Hamman. 

Henrich Bai-tholome and Elisa Bar- 
bara Erb. 

J. Keiswick and Creth Erb. 

N. Dickenschitt and N :. 

Henrich Frey and N . 

J. Schmidt and N . 

Conrad Moll and Elisa Barbara Hill. 

Georg Weidner and Catharina Moll. 

N and Anna Marg. Moll. 

Diel Neiss and N. Hahn. 

Salomon Kockenstuhl and widow of 

,T. Adam Schneider and N. Levan. 

J. Brobst and Jacob Le van's oldest 

Ludwig AVorkman and Catharina 

Richardt Klein & Elisabeth Horneck. 

Georg Hertzel and Catharina 

Andreas Workman and Catharina 

Mathys Brickerdt and Maria Elisa- 
betha N . 

Andres Niet and Catharina N . 

Georg pydelman and N . 

J. Mueller and N . 

Marcus Wannenmacher and N . 

J. Schmidt andAnnaMargaretha N — . 
Lorentz Bamberger and Scluulotta 

J.Knpeler and Catharina Bambciger. 

.Jacob Hildenbeidel and Anna INlaria 
N . 

.1. BiUtun and X — - Klein. 

"Widow Frid and her servant. 

Sinjon Hirseli ami M:nia Elisabeth 
La war. 

i'hilip I'xi'iiiii and Klisabeth i.'at li. 

Phili|) .Jans ami liarbara Detweilcr. 

Jost Keller and llanna \ . 

Johannes Schneider and Catliarina 

Johannes Jost and Creth Schneider. 

J. Koster and John Jolmson's 

N and Bastian Schmiilt's daugh- 
ter at Schipbach. 










1 55. 













1 75. 

1 76. 


Georg Moyer and Weideman's old- 
est daughter. 
Philip Henrich's second son and 

N. .Tohnsen. 

J. Georg Linckheiraer and N . 

Jacob Schsefer and Catharina, widow 

of Henrich Bitting. 
Abraham Schreiner and Anna Maria 

Samuel Somani and N. Greff. 
N. Henrich's and N. Gottschalk. 
N and a daughter of the young 

N and a daughter of the young 


1. Son of Leonhardt Hennerich and 
daughter of Paul Hennerich. 

2. Son of Leonhardt Hennerich and 
daughter of Paul Hennerich. 

3. Son of Leonhardt Hennerich and 
N . 

Son of Paul Hennerich and daughter 

of John Frey. 
N— — and daughter of Christian 

AVeber of Madetschi. 
Son of Kaiser of Madet.«chi and N — . 

N and daughter of Jost Becker. 

Son of John Frey and daughter of 

Paul Hennerich. 

Son of Felix Lee and N . 

Servant of Uly Stauffer and his maid 


N and daughter of W. Keiber. 

N and oldest daughter of Matlivs 

N. Oberbeck at Cockecreek and N — . 
J. Weitzel and daughter of John 

John, son of Philip Zimmer, and 

daughter of Kilian Zinunerman. 
Sou of Lorentz Hennerich and N. 

Third son of Lorentz Hennerich and 

N of Madetschi. 

W. AVeitzel and N near Dini- 

Henrich Gremmeling and Catlarina, 
f -daughter of Geoi'g Heilig. 
N an Catharina, (laughter of 

Philip Zimmer. 
X and daughter of Kilian Ziin- 


J. Weiss and N . 

.Jacob X and Anna Weiss. 

X and N . 

Ileiuich X" and .\nna INIaiia 

( ieniehl 

Henrich iiubei- and Christina X . 

Caspar Huber and Anna X 
X. Weiss and X' 


widow living at 

.1. Schlossi-r and N . 

Thomas Koch and X . 

Abraham Ludten tS: Maigareth Fiey. 
( To be Covtinurd. ) 

Vol. III. No. 12. 

l.OO a Year. 

^be Hbcrkiomcn IRe^ion, 

Ipaet anb present. 

Perkiomen Publishing Co., 

1G05 N. Thirteenth Street, 

Henry S. Dotterer, 



End of Volume Three. 

With this number is completed Volume 
Three. Between this issue and the com- 
mencement of Volume Four there will be 
an interval of indetinite length. Other 
work, mostly genealogical, will occupy 
the spare time of the editor of The Perki- 
omen Region for several years to come. 

This unavoidable i)ause in the develop- 
ment of the history of the interesting 
Perkiomen Country is to be regretted, 
the more so, as historical and genealogi- 
cal material of the Colonial and Eevolu- 
tionary period is coming to light from 
various sources in large volume. 

Such of our readers as purpose binding 
the numbers of Volume Three should at 
once ascertain whether their files are 
complete. In case numbers are missing, 
we shall be able for the next month to 
supply tliose needed. After that all the 
full sets on hand will be bound. 

A few subscribers owe us for Volume 
Three. We shall feel obliged to these if 
they will kindly remit to us the item of 
tiu'ir indebtedness. 

A carefully prepared index to Volume 
Tiiree accompanies this number. 

I'ruf. William J. IIiid<e contributes tn 
the first iiiinibcr ni the I'resbytfrian 
(^uarliTly :i Iraiiscripl and translatimi of 
tiic original rrcoids ol' tii(^ Low Dutch 
Uelornicd clinrch at Ciiuicliville, Jiucks 
county. This congregation was organized 
in 1710. Prof. lliid<e, as in tiie case of 
the (ioslieni'.opijcn Charge, edits tlie 
record, giving a connected history of the 
original congregation and its branches, 
and the pastors down to our time. 

W. H. Reed, M. D., of Norristown, has 
prepared and in manuscript a history of 
the Welker family, originally and still 
identified with the New Goshenhoppen 
country, but now dispersed over the 
whole land as well. John George AVelker, 
the founder, came over in the ship Wil- 
liam and Mary, whose passengers quali- 
fied at Philadelphia, September 21, 1727. 
He settled at New Goshenhoppen, along 
the Perkiomen. He was a member of 
the Reformed Church, and of the congre- 
gation established at the present town of 
East Greenville, and in the burial ground, 
there, is his grave, which is marked by 
stones bearing German inscriptions, in 
substance as follows: 

.lohn George Welker, 

Born Februarv (i, 1697, 

Died March 8, 1782. 

He lived in matrimony 59 years. 

His wife's gravestone has this inscription: 

Anna INIargaret Welker, 

Born April 3, 1704, 
Died February 27, 1782. 

.Tallies V. Heckler, the author of his- 
tories of several townships of Montgomery 
county, died in Philadelphia, March 22, 
litOl, aged 71. 

Bound Copies at $2. 

We liave for I ale, at Two Dollais each, 
a 'ew copies of The Perkiomen Region, 
\'olumes One and Two, and of Historical 
Notes relating to the Pennsylvania Re- 
I'o: met! Chinch, N'olume One. We shall 
a!so reserve for late comers a few bound 
copies of The Perkiomen Region, Volume 



Irish Quaker Immigrants* 

Albert Cook Myers, B. L., of Swartli- 
more College, has ready for the press a 
work entitled Immigration of the Irish 
Quakers into I'ennsylvania, 1B82-1750, 
with their Early History in Ireland. It 
will contain an almost complete list of 
the Irisli Friends who came to Pennsyl- 
vania during the period, 1682-1750, with 
particulars of the dates and places of mi- 
gration, carefully compiled from some 
hundreds of volumes of monthly meeting 
records. This will prove of great inter- 
est to genealogists and to the descendants 
of these immigrants. The book will be 
an 8vo of some 200 pages. The illustra- 
tions will be reproductions of old manu- 
scripts, portraits, meeting houses, etc. 
The edition will be limited to three hun- 
dred copies. kSubsci'iptions will be re- 
ceived by the author, at $2.50 net; by 
mail, 12.70. 

Washington at the Home of Col. 
Frederick Antes. 

The date of General Washington's so- 
journ at the house of Colonel Antes, in 
Frederick township, has come to the 
front as a burning question. That the 
Commander in Chief rested under the 
hospitable roof of the Frederick town- 
ship patriot during the dark daye of the 
Revolutionary war, as averred in the 
traditions of the old Frederick township 
families, is as firmly accepted as a fact 
by them as any recorded occurience in 
history. When did this happen? In 
September, 1777, it is believed, when the 
Continental forces were encamped at 
Camp Pottsgrove, four miles east of the 
present Pottstown. 

After the unfortunate events of the 
first lialf fif Septembei-, 1777, Washing- 
ton crossed, from tiie west to the east 
side of the Schuylkill, at Parker's Ford, 
now Lawrenceville, on tlie li>th, pro- 
ceeded to the Manatawuy road and down 
through the Trappe to the Perkiomen. 
On the night of the 20th the army de- 
camped and retraced its steps up to the 
Trappe. On the 21st he marched his 

troops to within four miles of Pottsgrove 
(Pottstown) and established Camp 

The site of the encampment was on 
the farms upon which Fagleysville now 
stands. In the openings between the 
adjacent hills— Crooked hill, Mount 
Prospect, Ringing Rocks, and the Stone 
hills — small detachments were posted; 
particularly at Schwammer Thor (gate- 
way to Falkner Swamp) the narrow pass 
between Mount Prospect and the Stone 
hills, a strong outpost was maintained. 

The army was in a sad plight. One 
thousand men were without shoes. Dis- 
comfited and exasperated, Washington 
wrote to the President of Congress, on 
the 23d: "The enemy, by a variety of 
perplexing manceuvres through a coun- 
try from which I could not derive the 
least intelligence (being to a man dis- 
affected) contrived to pass the Schuylkill 
last night at the Fatland and other fords 
in the neighborhood." In truth the 
enemy had eluded Washington, and was 
on the way, unhindered, towards Phila- 
delphia, to occupy the capital of the 
revolutionary government. 

At Camp Pottsgrove the army rested 
and recuperated, as much as the rains of 
the equinoctial season permitted, until 
the 26th. The country surrounding the 
camp was devoted actively and earnestly 
to the cause of Independence. As far 
back as 1775, about the time of the initial 
encounters with the King's army, the 
people of Falkner Swamp sent material 
assistance to the Bostonians. As early 
as April, 1776, recruiting was going on at 
Sumneytown. Colonel Thomas Potts, of 
Pottsgrove, then in New Hanover town- 
ship, commanded a battalion of militia, 
which comprised the companies of Cap- 
tain John (or Frederick) Richards, of 
New Hanover township; Captain Peter 
Lower, of Upper Hanover, Ca]itain 
Matthew Sheively, of Marlborough town- 
ship; Captain Adam Protzuian; Captain 
Nathaniel Potts; Captain Henry Dering, 
of New Hanover township; Captain.Iacob 
Bishop. These troops niarcheJ to Phila- 
delphia in August and thence across New 
.Torsev to the scene of hostilities. In 



September of the same year, Captain 
Jacob Peterman, of Providence town- 
ship, was at Amboy with his company. 
These facts are sliown by the records. 
Doubtless many other troops from tliis 
vicinity, whose movements are not re- 
corded, participated in the 1776 cam- 
paign. Of the other ardent patriots 
residing within five to -ten miles of Camp 
Pottsgrove were: Colonel Daniel Hiester, 
and Philip Gabel, of Salford; William 
Antes, Samuel Potts, Philip Hahn and 
Benjamin ^Nlarkley, of New Hanover; 
Peter Richards and Frederick Wise, of 
Douglass; Samuel Bertolet and Michael 
Potterer, of Frederick; .Jacob Reed, of 
Hatfield; John Brooke, of Limerick; the 
Muhlenbergs, the Bulls and thePawlings, 
of Providence; Jacob Markley, of Perki- 
omen and Skippack, and Abraham 
Wentz, of Worcester. 

A little more than a mile eastward of 
the ramp, beyond Swamp creek, in the 
beautiful and fertile valley, named by its 
inhabitants Falkner Swamp, lived Cnl. 
Frederick Antes. For full three years 
prior to this time, he had devoted his 
efforts, his fortune and his skill to resis- 
tance to British rule. He was one of the 
first to espouse the sacred cause. A 
justice of the peace, a sworn officer of 
the Crown, he boldly declared for the 
Colonies, for which rebellious act a price 
of a hundred pounds was set on his 
head. Ingenious in mechanics, he assist- 
ed in casting cannon at Warwick furnace 
for the Colonial armies. Before the 
Declaration of Independence he was an 
artive member of the Convention of the 
Province of Pennsylvania to take meas- 
ures for the impending conflict. He was 
chosen to command a battalion of militia 
of his immediate neighborhood, and was 
delegated by the provincial authorities 
to aid in arousing and organizing the 
militia elsewhere. In the home of this 
sterling patriot Washington found a 
secure abode. Of this there is not a 
shadow of a doubt. How long he re- 
mained here is not definitely known. 
We incline to the opinion that he was 
here from the night of the 21st to the 
morning of the 2(ith of September. It 

has been stated that he was at the Potta 
mansion in the then village of Potts- 
grove. We do not know what the evi- 
dence is to warrant this statement. It 
may be so; but it seems improbable, for 
it is unlikely that the Commander-in- 
Chief would quarter four miles away 
from the troops, and in a direction oppo- 
site from the enemy. 

The story of the temporary residence 
of Washington at the house of Colonel 
Antes has been handed down from gen- 
eration to generation, and is unmistaka- 
bly true. But there is lacking one essen- 
tial in substantiation — it is written 
cotemporary evidence. The certitudes 
of tradition will satisfy the people of the 
valley, but not the inexorable demands 
of the historian. A half dozen words in 
a diary, a sentence in a letter, a line in a 
family Bible — made in the very time 
that tried men's souls — is required; 
nothing less will suffice. This must be 
sought: let us hope it may be found. 

Mr. Benjamin Bertolet, of Philadel- 
phia, recently presented before the His- 
torical Society of Montgomery County a 
paper on this subject, entitled The Lost 
Link. He has diligently gathered the 
traditions extant in the neighborhood 
and placed them alongside the published 
correspondence of the time of Camp 
Pottsgrove. A most interesting fund of 
tradition was thus obtained. He is 
enabled thereby to identify the four 
principal farms on which the army was 
encamped, and the spot used for slaugh- 
tering the cattle with which it was fed; 
he has learned that the two churches two 
miles northwest of the camp — the Falk- 
nt-r Swamp Reformed and the New 
Hanover Lutheran — were used as hospi- 
tals; that at the then public house of 
Andrew Smith the surgeons made ampu- 
tations; that from the church hospitals 
wounded men were taken in wagons to 
Reading and to Bethlehem; that the 
parsonage of the Reformed Church, one 
mile from camp, was used by General 
Wayne as his quarters. ' By one who was 
then living it was related to one still 
living, that General Washington and his 
body-guard had their quarters at the 



house of Colonel Frederick Antes, and 
that some of the generals and officers 
were quartered at the house of Samuel 
Bertolet, three hundred yards distant. 
Both the Antes and the Bertolet houses 
are standing to-day. The latter has four 
rooms on the first floor, and five on the 
second. A large room on the first floor 
was taken by officers and used as an 
office; another on the second floor was 
the sleeping room of the principal offi- 
cers, and four others as the sleeping rooms 
of the subordinate officers. Washington 
came over each morning to the Bertolet 
house, to visit his officers and to take a 
drink from a spring of mineral water. 

In The Lost Link Mr. Bertolet essays 
to set forth the doings of Washington at 
Camp Pottsgrove on September 23, 24, 
and 25, 1777. He says: "Here is a space 
of three days' time that General Wash- 
ington has been making a personal in- 
spection in Camp Pott?grove, and making 
his calls in the different outposts. It 
was during this period that General 
Washington with his staff had his head- 
quarters with his friend Colonel Frederick 
Antes, in Frederick township." 

September 25, 1777, it was known in 
camp that the army would move the 
following day. September 26, 1777, 
Washington wrote to Lord Stirling: "We 
are now in motion." The weather had 
cleared and the army was marching to 
the Perkiomen. Later, the same day, 
Washington and the army encamped at 
Pennybacker's Mills. 

The Revolutionary history of that por- 
tion of the Perkiomen country lying 
north and west of the camp at Penny- 
backer's Mills has been hardly touched 
upon. To some of the Montgomery 
county historians it is a terra incognita, 
and the stalwart patriots who lived there 
have scarcely been named in the local 
annals of the Kevoliitionary war. INIore 
investigation similar to tliat made by 
Benjamin Bertolet will remedy this 
neglect of duty. 

Isaac R. Pennypacker is the author of 
the Life of General Meade, which has 
just been issued by D. Appleton & Co. 

Our Revolutionary Sires. 


Johannes Schmidt, son of Andreas and 
Maiia Catharine Schmidt, was born 
July 6, 1752; Anna ]\Iaria Rosch, his 
wife, was born August 20, 1757. They 
were married March 7, 1779, and had 
four sons and three daughters: 

1. Catharine Smith, born March 20, 
1780; mairied September 3, 1799, Chris- 
tian Steltz. 

2. Henry Smith, born February 3, 1782. 

3. Elizabeth Smith, born May 5, 1784; 
married John Grimley. 

4. Johannes, born October 8, 1787. 

5. Jacob Smith,born November 24,1789. 

6. George Smith, born February 7,1792. 

7. Sarah Smith, married John Kurtz 
(his third wife). 

Johannes Schmidt lived on the turn- 
pike, below the Falkner Swamp Reform- 
ed church, in New Hanover township. 
He died November 13, 1832. Anna 
Maria Rosch, his wife, was from Ger- 
mantown; she died June 18, 1839. They 
were members of Falkner Swamp Re- 
formed church, and are buried there. 

He was one of the Revolutionary vet- 
erans who took part in the semi-cen- 
tennial celebration of our Independence 
at New Hanover on July 15, 1826. 


a Revolutionary soldier, died in Upper 
Hanover township, November 27, 1836, 
aged 90 years, less 13 days. 

June 25, 1774, Benjamin Sell bought 
171 acres, 46 perches, located in Worces- 
ter township, on the Skippack road. 

December 1, 1775, Benjamin Sell, of 
L^pper Hanover township, jeoman, and 
Margaretha, his wife, sold to Anthony 
Hamsher six-sevenths of the foregoing 
tract of land. 

Benjamin Sell's name appears in the 
payroll, dated October 15, 1781, of Cap- 
tain Benjamin Markley's company of 
militia. See Perkiomen Region, Volume 
One, page ()(\. 


He lived in Marlborough township. 
He died on the 25th of June, 1846, and 
was buried at the Six-cornered church, 
at Pennsbnrg. 



Days Devoted to Research Abroad. 




AVhen arranging for the trip to Stutt- 
gart, Nuremberg, Wurzburg, Frankfort- 
on-tbe-Main, Wiesbaden, Mayence and 
Darmstadt, a friend advised me to get a 
round-trip ticket, as the Germans do, 
and to apply, a few days ahead, at the 
Heidelberg station therefor, which I did. 
The Heidelberg oflice had to send to 
Mannheim, which required two days' 
time. The tickets, when they came, 
were not printed on a long slip as our 
American summer excursion tickets are, 
but were made up of a number of cou- 
pons, neatly inserted in a paper cover, 
upon which were printed lengthy rules, 
restrictions and directions as to their use. 
A ticket of this kind is termed a Zusam- 
mengesteltes Fahrscheinheft. 


Die Kcenigliche Oeffentliche Bibliothek 
contains a valuable work on Heraldry, 
pertaining especially to prominent Swab- 
ian families. It consists of a series of 
folio volumes (scrap-books), in which 
the names are arranged alphabetically. 
It is mainly in manuscript, and coats-of- 
arms, mostly hand-painted, accompany 
many of the family lineages. The series 
is entitled AVappen-Collection. Many 
German-American names occur; in the 
volume covering R and S, I noticed these: 
Reiff, Rauch, von Reiffenberg, Rein- 
hardt (3), Schaid, von Schaid, Schell, 
von Schella, Schellenberger. 

I was uuich interested in reading the 
news concerning our Revolutionary war, 
published in the newspaper of that day, 
entitled Stuttgardische Privilegirte Zei- 
tung. In its issue of January 0, 1780, is 
an article, dated London, December 21, 
which says: "In New England the peo- 
l)le are reported to be suffering from lack 
of the necessaries of life. They desire 
from the heart an agreement with (Treat 
Britain. Yesterday it was stated here 
that two members of the Congress had 
arrived in France with the intention to 
come here and to bring about an under- 

standing between us and America. The 
residents of one of the Massachusetts 
Provinces it is said elected a Tory (one 
favoring the King) as their representative 
in the Provincial Congress. He was re- 
fused admission to the body and sent 
back with instructions that another be 
chosen. He was elected a second time, 
but he was again sent back. At his third 
election, however, they declared that if 
freedom of choice were not given they 
would neither pay taxes nor give support 
to the Congress, and would make terms 
with England." From New York, under 
date of April 19, 1780, came the news: 
•'During the past ten daj's there has been 
a serious uprising against the Congress 
on account of the total ruin of credit and 
trade. The new scheme of Congress to 
make the new white paper dollar of 
value equal to cash money has resulted 
in making sixty brown paper dollars the 
price of one silver dollar. The Congress 
has been much abused, and the Rebel 
General Kalch was obliged to march 1000 
men into the city to preserve order." 
This sounds much like the news which 
to-day percolates from South Africa 
through the English press to this coun- 

The most interesting, from the gene- 
alogical standpoint, that transpired at 
Stuttgart, was a visit to the widow of the 
late Kanzleirath Doderer, at her home in 
the Old Castle, which is in the heart of 
the city. Nearly twenty years before 
Mr. Doderer began investigations for me, 
in a number of towns and dorfs of Wur- 
temberg, for trace of my immigrant an- 
cestoi', (leorge Philip Dodderer, who came 
to Pennsylvania not later than 1722. He 
made these researches by correspondence 
with the clergymen in charge of churches 
in localities wiiere the family name was 
then, or Jiad been in past times, known. 
He performed this work, without charge 
for his personal services, in a most system- 
atic manner, with much patience and 
consummate skill; but, tolas regret and 
mine, without success. For some years 
prior to 189.5 our correspondence had 
been infrequent. I did not apprise him 
of my intendi^d coming to Germany, for 



the reason that it was my purpose to 
make my visit to him — to which I looked 
forward with anticipations of great pleas- 
ure — a surprise. AVhen in Strasburg, I 
learned that his son, a Captain in the 
126th Infantry, was then stationed there; 
and I called on him. The captain 
shocked me with the intelligence that his 
father had died a short time before, on 
the 281 h of March, ISOG The Kanz- 
leirath's widow, lutwever, by the favor 
of the King, was still vvohnhaft im alten 
Schloss — resident in the old castle. Mrs. 
Dotterer and myself visited her in her 
home in the castle, and had, for the first 
time, the opportunity to learn and see 
the mode of living of the attaches of roy- 
alty. The homes of the retainers of the 
King were pointed out to us in the vari- 
ous parts of the castle. It was new to 
me — at any rate the realization was new 
• — that the various people required to 
conduct the household of a King, from 
scrub-woman to clergyman, and the 
places in which they perform their duties, 
from stable to chapel, are all 'comprised 
in a several-storied structure called a 
castle, built around an open space called a 
court-yard. We saw the daily activities 
going on, and the following Sunday at- 
tended service in the chapel in the castle. 
To reach the apartments occupied by the 
Widow Doderer we ascended the distance 
of perhaps three stories by walking up 
an inclined, paved passage-way, broad 
enough and not too steep to drive a horse 
and carriage on it, and used in former 
times for this purpose. A short part of 
the distance before reaching the dwelling 
rooms of Mrs. Doderer was by stairway, 
of the kijid faMiiliar to us. The old cas- 
tle, wliich was built from 1553 to 1570, 
has heavy round towers at the corners. 
In the tower facing southward Mrs. 
Doderer resided. From the windows of 
her rooms, far above the trees of the park 
below us, there was a view of a large 
part of the city. 

The late Kanzleiiath Doderer served 
his King with acceptance. The office he 
held was that of chancery or government 
councillor in the department of Buildings 
and ( irounds. He was knightinl bv the 

King. His widow showed us the decree 
by which His Majesty the King of Wur- 
temberg, on the 10th of September, 1882, 
bestowed upon him the decoration of the 
Cross of the First Class of a Knight of 
the Order of Friedrich. 

Karl Martin Immanuel Doderer, the 
deceased Kanzleirath, was born January 
6, 1825; married (first), May 29, 1853, 
Christiana Friedrika Nagel, of Giemgau, 
and (second) the sister of his first wife; 
died, at Stuttgart, March 28, 1896. His 
parents were Georg Adam Doderer and 
Cliristina Dorothea Arnold, who were 
married May 28, 1818; Georg Adam Dod- 
erer was born J'ebruary 23, 1795, and 
died, at Lauffen, January 26, 1864; Chris- 
tina Dorothea Arnold, of Lauffen, was 
born December 17, 1792, and died Febru- 
ary 12, 1862. His grandparents were Joh. 
Michael Doderer and Anna Maria Cron- 
mueller. John Michael Doderer was 
born 1767, and died, at Murrhardt, in 
1838; Anna Maria Cronmueller, of Han- 
sen, was born in 1771, and died in 1813. 
His great-grandparents were Ludwig 
Wilhelm Doderer and Anna Maria Rap- 
pold, both of Luzenstegmuehle, the latter 
born in 1742 and died in 1822. His 
great-great-grandfather was Joh. Georg 
Doderer, of Goeckelhof, who lived at the 
end of the 17th and the beginning of the 
18th century. 

At Stuttgart we lived at the Pension 
Ruethling, 31 OJgastrasse, kept by Frau- 
lein Ruethling. One of the pleasant 
recollections of our stay in Stuttgart is a 
visit to the circus, our party consisting 
of Miss Ruethling as chaperone, her 
father iind mother, her young brother, a 
gentleman from Indianapolis, and Mrs. 
Dotterer and myself. 


Not thy Councils, not thy Kaisers, win fur Ihee 

the world's regard; 
But tliy painter, Albert Duerer, and Hans Sachs, 

thv cobbler-bard. 

Ever since Longfellow's ^lotable lines, 
and the fascinating story of Hans Sachs, 
were known to me, I had longed to walk 
the streets of Nuremberg and to view its 
historic churches. On Monday, July 13, 
1896, Mrs. Dotterer and myself arrived 
tiiere, and during the ensuing seven day!^^ 



we enjoyed the ancient city: visited 
Albert Duerer's liouse — now a museum 
of his works of art, St. Lawrence and St. 
Sebald's churches, Hans Sachs's lionse, 
the Burg, St. John's cemetery, the Kath- 
haus, the Peller house, the Bratwurst 
Glfficklein, the Stadtbibliothek, and the 
Germanisches National Museum. 

Nuremberg's recorded history dates 
back to tiie year 1050 The architecture 
of its ancient buildings, the art work in 
marble and metal in its churches, and 
the fountains in its public squares, the 
moats out.side the ancient wall, and the 
lofty round towers at the gateways in 
the walls, the histfiric Henker Steeg, the 
bridges over the Pegnitz — all these are a 
constant delight 

We made our home with Madam Anna 
Roquette, Pfarrers Wittwe, in her private 
apartments on Martin Richterstrasse, in 
the new part of tlie city, outside the 
walls. Near her residence the Bavarian 
National Exhibition — Bayerische Landes- 
ausstellung — was held during our stay, 
and we visited it a number of times, and 
found interest in comparing it with our 
Chicago Columbian Exposition of three 
years before. 

While in Nuremberg I called upon 
Carl Leidig, manufacturer of optical 
goods, at his extensive store, 16 Keiser- 
strasse. My object^ — as will be inferred 
— was to acquaint him with the fact that 
we have in America many persons of his 
name, the descendants of Pastor John 
Philip Leydich, who was a settler on the 
banks of Swamp creek, in the present 
Montgomery county. ^Nlr. Leidig is an 
affable gentleman, and a finished artisan, 
in a city noted for centuries past iov its 
skilled handcraftsmen. He has knowl- 
edge of his ancestry, but it does not run 
back two hundred years, at which time his 
line and the missionary pastor's line 
must have diverged, if they are of the 
same stock. 

The Stadtbibliothek (City Library) is 
interesting to the Pennsylvania liistorian 
and genealogist. It is domiciled in an 
ancient structure, once a convent of the 
Dominican friars. It is reached from the 
.street by entering a gate which opens 

into a small courtyard; crossing this a 
door in the building opens to a hall from 
which a stone stairway of one flight 
brings the visitor to several connecting 
rooms having stone floors and arched 
ceilings apparently of masonry. One of 
these is the reading or study room. The 
utmost courtesy is accorded to visitors. 
Dr. Ernst Mummenhoff is the Stadtar- 
chivar (City Archivist) and Dr. Reicke 
is the librarian. There is here a series 
of papers, some printed, some manuscript, 
on the history of Nuremberg families; 
these are placed unbound in a folio cover, 
arranged alphabetically. They do not 
refer to the families of the artists and 
artisans which have ma. e Nuremberg 
famous in other centuries, but rather to 
families who have held high place in 
civil and mercantile affairs in more 
recent times. An extended printed his- 
tory of a distinguished member of the 
Merkel family is among these. There 
are several hundred of these papers. 
Some of tiiem are provided with portraits 
and coats-of-arms. 

Here, too, I found files dated about 
the close of the Revolutionary war. In 
a Nuremberg journal entitled the Peace 
and War Courier (Friedens- und Kriegs- 
Curier), of August 25, 1780, appears this 
item: "England, 8th Aug. In Rhode 
Island many royalists made the attempt 
to seize all officers of the Congress and to 
surrender the Island to General Clinton; 
but a negro betrayed the scheme, and 
thereby caused many prominent pereons 
to be thrown into the prison of the 

In the same newspaper, under date of 
November 27, 1780, is this: "The por- 
trait of Dr. Franklin, which was painted 
by command of His Majesty the King of 
I'rance, has been placed in the gallery at 
Fontaiiiebleu. Beneath the portrait is 
the brief inscription: Homo." 

In that day, as now, America furnish- 
ed facts and pcrfoiined deeds that as- 
tounded our Euiopean cousins. Here is 
an instance. In the issue of the Courier 
of December 27, 1780, is printed the fol- 
lowing account of a remarkably prolific 
North American family, viz: "^laria 



Loomis was born at Windsor, in Connec- 
ticut, in 1680; married John Buel, of 
Lebanon, the same province, in l()9(i; 
died at Litchfield, in the same province, 
in 1768. At the time of her death she 
had these descendants: 

Great 4th 
Grand grand- genera- 
Children children children tion 

Livins 19 75 232 19 

Died before she did 3 26 42 3 

Tdtal. 22 101 274 22 

The Germanisches Nationahnuseums, 
in anotlier part of the city, is a vast col- 
lection of antiquities — sculpture, pottery, 
books and printing, armor, paintings,. and 
objects generally bearing on the heroism 
and the history of the Yaterland. I saw- 
here an autograph of JNIartinus Luther, D., 
1535; an autograph of Gustav Adolf, 1632; 
in plaster of Paris, a bust of Hans Sachs, 
surrounded by his books, in pamphlet 
form, seventy-one in numbe**; a Latin- 
German Vocabulary, printed from Guten- 
berg's types, at Eltville, in 1469; a page 
of the 42-line Bible of Gutenberg and 
Fust, 1455; a fragment of the Bible, of 
the Vlllth Century, in Latin — hand- 
work; and a MS. of 905, the oldest there. 
A libiary is connected with the museum, 
in which is a department of American 
history. Dr. von Betzold is the First 
Director of the institution; Dr. Fuhre is 
conservator and librarian. 

In the new part of Nuremberg, outside 
the walls, is the building of tlie Eoyal 
District Archives. Dr. Alfred Bauch is 
the kgl. Kreisarchivar. He kindly caused 
search to be made in th(» archives for 
several Pennsylvania names, but with- 
out result. 


Our slay here was limited to about two 
itays and a half. I made no researches 
in the Archives, altiiough from all ac- 
counts much inallcr of interest may be 
lodged in them. The Cursaal, the Koch- 
brunnen (boiling s])rings), the Greek 
chapel, the conc<>rts by the two military 
bands, playing alternately, the fireworks, 
and crowd of fashionable visitors and 
multitude of heiilth-seekers, at the baths, 

quickly steal the hours away. During 
the short sojourn I called twice on my 
kinsman (for such we mutually regard 
each other in the absence of evidence to 
the contrary), Hauptlehrer Doderer, aus 
Dienst. (Head Master Doderer, retired. ) 
He received me with the heartiest wel- 
come. When he learned that our plans 
would call us back to Heidelberg on Sat- 
urday evening, July 25, he wrote a note 
urging us to defer our departure until 
Monday, and to make his home our 
stopping place during the interval. This 
kind invitation we were regretfully 
obliged to decline. When we arrived at 
the railway station we were surprised to 
find there, to see us off, the honored 
schoolmaster, his daughter and her son, 
and his son, Carl Doderer, teacher at 
Biebrich-on-the-Rhine. The venerable 
gentleman brought a handsome bouquet 
which he presented to Mrs. Dotterer, 
who appreciated most highly tiiis deli- 
cate and kindly evidence of affection and 
good will. 

Ludwig Dodeier, retired Head Master, 
was born October 17, 1824; married Eliz- 
abeth Kurz, of Schoenbach, near Her- 
born. She died in 1883. Their children 
are: 1, Frederika Doderer, born Septem- 
ber 26, 1858. 2, Carl Doderer, born Jan- 
uary 2, 1862; is teacher at Biebrich. 3, 
Otto Doderer, born June 16, 1864, is chief 
assistant in the postoffice at Frankfort^ 

Mr. Doderer's father was Carl Philipp 
Doderer, born February 16, 1796. His 
grandfather was Johann Mattha^us Dod- 
erer, born at Idstein, September 9, 1759. 
His great-grandfather was Johann Leon- 
hard Doderer, born at INIurrhardt, Decem- 
ber 26, 1716. His great-great-grandtather 
was, according to records recently inves- 
tigated, Johann Christoph Doderer, citi- 
zen and baker, in ]\Iurrhardt,in Wuitem- 
berg, born about i()70, whose wii\> was 
Anna Frsula, nee Schmidt. 

Since my visit to Wiesbaden the worthy 
llau]>t1ehr«>r and his two sons have made 
strenuous efforts to trace their ancestry 
and mine to a common progenitor, but 
thus far the connecting link has not 
l)een found. 


Record of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge, 173 1-1 76 1. 



VI. Marriages by George Michael Weiss, 1747-1761 (Concluded.) 

179. J. Hoffman and Cathaiina Zimmer- 208. Jan. 9. Joh. Christ. Kahlbach and 

man. Anna Cath. Fabian. 

180. CasparHoff man and Dorothea Lieser. 209. Jan. i8. Jacob Griesemer and Cath- 
181 Henrich Schmidt and N. Denny. arina Hahlmann. 

182. J. Seller and Nany Johnson. 210. Jan. 27. Yalladin Schillig and 

183. Baltasar Rabanus and Elisabetha Maria Elis. Moll. 

Kreiner. 211. Aprils. Joseph Eberhardt and 

184. Christian Biihler and Sara Huntz- Catharina Siegel. 

berger. 212. April 5. Henrich Huber and Anna 

185. Melcliior Schnltz and Catharina Cath. Hnber. 

Kohlbeck. 213. April 17. Jacob Beyer and Anna 

,^7c-Q Ma'-ia Jockels. 

^^°"- 214. May 15. J. Zeller and Anna Bar- 

186. Jan. 7. J. Adam Eckman and Chris- bara AVorth. 

tina X 215. May 20. Sylvanus Maburv and Le 

187. Jan. 26. Balthasar Stiel and Chris- Maitre de Name (?) 

tina Wickerd 216. June 26. Andreas Haag and Chris- 

188. Jan. 26. Johannes Jacob Mueller tina Hinderleiter. 

and Margaret ha Eckerd. 217. Aug. — . Peter Sell and N — Alhvein 

189. Feb. 7. Johannes. Schwenck and 218. Sept. 27. Peter Mauerer and C. 

Anna Cath. Christ. Huber. Berst. 

190. March 6. J. Martin Mueller and 219. Oct. 9. Peter Kempf and Eva Elis- 

Catharina Gruen. abetha Kiefer. 

191. March 30. Matthys Pvittenhousen 220. Oct. 8. Johan Fischer and Cath- 

and Catharina von Vasen. arina Gabel. 

192. jNIarch 28. Georg Schill and Eva 221. Oct. 26. Jacob Wetzel and Anna 

IVIarg. Kra'ssler. Maria Hag. 

193. March 4. Philip Heiss and Susana 222. Oct. 23. Peter Weber and Anna 

Schmid. INIarg. Kayser. 

194. March — . J. Jacob Huber and 223. Nov. 13. .Johannes Wiehn and Ap- 

Anna Cath. Kehler. pollonia Moll. 

195. March 26. Wilhehn Mueller and 224. Nov. 18. Daniel Cicherdt and Bar- 

Catharina Schultz. bara Moser (?) 

196. April 20. Joseph Schmidt and Cath- 225. Nov. 20. Peter Samsel and Maria 

arina Frey. Cath. Sein (?) 

197. April 18. Johan Adam Willauer 226. Dec. 18. Henrich .Jacob Rauch and 

and Anna Maria Linn. ^Nlagdalena Kierner. 

198. April 11. Johan Peter Seib and i^y^n 

Anna AFaria Erb. ^'*^^- 

199. May 2. Geoi-g Reinheimer and 227. Jan. 8. LudwigBieder (?) and Mar- 

Maria Cath. Suessholtz. garetha Fischer. 

200. May 30. David Brunner and Maria 2_8. Feb. 5, JohannesMeyer and Esther 

Landess. Contir. 

201. June 6. Paul Schwanger and Bar- 229. Feb. 2(i. Michael Rceder and Bar- 

bara Biseker. bara Mever. 

202. June 27. David Schultz and Elisa- 230. Feb. 28. Wilhehn Rittenhausen and 

betha Lar. Margaretha Umstet-t. 

203. July 15. Henrich Fritz and Maria 2.")1. ^larch 25. Hartman Leibenguth 

Andei-s (?) and Anna Barbara Hornberger. 

204. Sept. 26. Mathys Kern and \'eroii- 232. April 15. Johan Michael Seib and 

ica.Weidman Anna Barbara Eidel. 

205. Oct. 19. (ieorgtiangwehr and Maria 2.!3. April 17. Jacob Kuester and Elisa- 

]\Ielchiors. betha \'ou Vossen. 

206. Nov. 14. Andres Beyer and Phil- 234. ? J. (u'org Lahr and Catharina 
ipina Wigand. Fink. 

235. Nov. 21. Jacob Wittner and Mar- 
garetha Fink. 
207. Jan. 4. Wendel Reiniger and Anna 2.36. Oct. 28. J. Christian Scheitt and 


'ndel n 
Marg. Mey. ."\laria Eli.s. May. 



Lahr and Eli^a- 
Stedler and 

237. Nov. 25. Philip 

betha Mack. 

238. Nov. 2."). J. Henrich 

Anna Catliarina Mack. 

239. Nov. 2G. :\Ir. Johann Fridrich Eeiss 

[Ranss] and N . 

Lutheran ministei* acNew Goshenhoppen 

240. June 17. Johaii Jacob Dankel and 

Ehsabeth Kceder. 

241. June lit. Simon Conrad Grineus 

and Anna i\Iarg. Rab. 

242. Oct. 14. Casper Buclier and Cath- 

arina Wannenmacher. 

243. Dec. 14. Joliann jNIichael Hatten- 

bach and Anna Maria Dald. 

244. Nov. 25. Johannes Mauerer and 

Anna Marg. Ohl. 


245. May 12. Johan Phihp Dosch and 

Veronica Eberhard. 
240. May 12. Georg Fischer and Anna 
Barbara Eberhard. 

247. jNhiy 19. Johannes Wetzel and Eva 


248. May 13. Philip Hahn and Anna 

Marg. Hiester. 

249. June IB. Johannes Eberhardt and 

Cath. Elisabeth Ried. 

VII. Catechumens of Rev. Geo. M. Weiss, 1748-17G1. 

From the year 1748 to the year 1758 the following persons have been 
admitted to the Holy Communion for the first time by me, Georg Michael 
Weiss, Y. D. M. (Verbi Divini Minister. ) 

Jacob Ried 

Catharine Ried 

Jacob Schneider 



Susanna " 

Anna IMaria IMoy 

J. Moy 

Anna Maria Ulster 

Anna Maria Wegelin Elisa Barbara 

Elisabetha " Philip Berendt 

Sara Gerkess Michael Kolb 

Elisabetha (jerkess Joseph " 

Barbara Moll 

Elisabetha " 

Cretha " 




Andres Jung 

N. Jung, daughter of Joseph Eberhard's 
H. Jung five sons 

Catharine Wannen- Joseph Eberhard's 
niacher five daughters 

J. Wilhelm Beissel Henrich Bleiler 

Maria Magdal. " Michael " 

J. Ried Peter 

Wannenmacher ElisaBarbara Gucker Elisabetha 

Anna Lena 


Philip Btehm 
, Creth _ 
Ludwig Hersch 

Hoffman's five oldest Andres Holtzhauser Henrich 



Catharina " 
Hanna. wife of Peter 

Susanna, wife of H. 

Flrich Spinner's son 

Philip Zimmer's son Creth 
David a n d a Michel 

P^lisabetha Ried 

Anna Maria '" 


Sophia Mauer[er] 

Veronica " 


Jacob Mauerer 

Andreas " 

Catherina " 
Elisabeth " 
J. Wendel 

Creth, maidservant Creth Huber 
of Mr. Reider Susanna Cath. Huber 

J. Leonhardt N 
Creth ]\[ueller 
Christina Muss 

Georg Peter Hillikas Henrich- 







INhuia Eva " 


Elis;il)clha MacU 

Cathaiiiia " 


Creth Fisher 


J. <;eorg " 

S()i)hia Wigandt 

l*liilii)in(' " 


jl>arbara " 

Philip Huth 


Elisabetha Schmid 

Henrich Ranch 

l']lisa)4. Christmani 

Susanna " 

Maria Barbara " 

Creth Welcker 


( 'atharina Stapp 

Creth Fink 

Flisaljelha " 

( 'alhariiia Brcndt 

,\uua Maria Lur 

Barbara ' ' 

The old Steinmauu's I'lis. Barbara 

t lirecoidcst (laugh- ( 'retli 

ters Vaa 


Anton " 

Anna Maria " 
Elisabetha " 
Anna iNhirg. I )ieffen- Georg M 

dcerffer David 

( lertrudt D i e ff e n- Jacob Wetzel's three 

(ln'iffer daughters 

( iodfried Die ff i' n- .hicob Wetzel's two 


Michael ' " 

J. Jacob I)andel 


Hanna Dandier 

Anna Marg. Dandier 

Michel Raudenbusch 



.1. Dieffendd'rffer 
Eli^al)et ha Ricscr 
Maria Elisa " 
Viiieiitin Kaiser 
.Anna Maria " 

Anna Maria Linn 
Catharina Erb 

Daniel Schwartz two Barbara Steinman 

oldest daughters P^lisabetha " 
Cath. Holtzhacker Caliiaiina " 

.T. Siegel 


M. Kehler'.s t w o 

I\L Kelder's son 

Scbarlotle ih\rdin 


( ii'dssjocUi'J's son 

" daughter 

("ivfh Willauer 

Anna ^hlria " 

.r. Adaui 

Anna Maria, maid- 
servant of Conrad 

Johannes Dubs 



Peter Lauer 
Georg Lauer 
Elisabetlia Ziininer- 

Samsel's two sons 
" daughter 
Catliarina Mackin 
J. Stab 

J. Denich 
C. Lutz 
Pliilip Henrich 

three sons 

Veronica Zimmer- 

Catharina Zimmer- 
man n 
Miciiel Z i m m er- 

J. Zimmermann 

Peter SchoU two old- 
est daughters 

Kihan Kuss 

(leorg " 

EHsabetha Russ 

Bahhasar Lamper's 
sister's daughters, Jost Keller 
Elisabetlia, Barbara Barbara Semin 

Sebastian Schmid's Henrich Arndt 
son Sophia Dotter 

Sebastian Schmid's Anna " 
three daughters 

Jacob Bruner 

David " 


Andres Bever's son 
"" daugh- 

The old Dreher's two 

The o 1 d Dreher's 

Creth May 

Catharina Mav 

J. Faust 

X. " 


Abraham Ditloh and Mr. Hiuack of Maxe- Elisabetha Baukens 

wife tiini, 3 daughters Joh. Steinman 

Henrich Mombauer and son Cath. Schmid 

Elisa Cath. '■ Henrich Eckman Anna Maria Rieser 

Abraham Faust's son Elisabetha Lichter Joh Peter Eber- 
Hitz's second daugh- J. Herp hardt 

Andres Herp and Anna Cath. Siegel 

wife Maria Elisa Finkin 
Catharina Hill Catharina May 
Adam Hilli Meyer 
Catharina Dieringer J. Georg Mack 
Griesemer's Manenschmid's w'ife Anna Maria 

of ]\Iaxetani Elisabetha Kolb 

Eva Lehman Elisabetha Mauerer 

Son of ^[r. Kutz of Anna Marg. " 

N — Maxatina Anna Maria " 

Jacob AVeidman's Catharina " 

sister Jacob Segler 

Peter Beissel's ser- Johannes " 

vant Jacob ^^^t 

X'llrich Hartman of ^ ' °^- 

Schipbach t w o Jacob Becker 

daughters Jacob Wigandt 

Catliarina Bitting Peter Pannebeck 

and her sister Geoi-g Kolb 

Maria Schmid 

Catharina Halin 
Xcens Dotter 
Christian Lehman's 

three sons 
Christian Lehman's M 

daughter daughters 

Andres Weiss two 

N. Herp and wife Alexander 
Jacob Gruben's dcerffer 


Philip Bitting 
Felix Linn 

Anna Maria Emet 
Catharina " 
Georg " 

Herzel's six Jacob Danner's four J. Georg. FLscher 

sons Anna Marg. " 

two Jacob Welcker 
Xicolaus Nickum 
Anna Maria Panne- 
Dieben- Marg. Suessholtz 
Anna Maria Gerin 
Anna Sophia Ludwig 
Sophia Fisher 

Susanna Cath.R(jeder Barbara La war 
Anna ^Liria Scham- Anna Maria Weber 


Kil. Zimmermann's J. Danner's daughter Johannes 

three daughters 
Bathi (?) Huber 
Maria Barb. Huber 
Elisabetha Brand 
Catharina " 
Maria Cath. Suess- 
Cath. Schneinling 

Michael Stupp's wife Barbara Moll 
Catharina Lauer Elisabetii " 
Henrich Mueller Catharina " 
Conrad Huth Apollonia " 

Conrad Huth's two Stoffel 

Peter Stedler 
Susanna " 

J. Goetz and his wife Anna Marg. Stedlei- 

Georg Steinman 

Stoffel AA'alberdt 

Catharina Moll 



Henrich Bingeman 

Gertraudt " 

Elisabeth La war 

Margaret ha 

J " 

Henrich " 
Peter " 

P^lisabeth ]\Iack 
Catharina " 
Anna Marg." 
.\iiiia Marg 

Maria Cath. Suess 


Michael Burckardt 
J. Adam 
Ciiristian- Lawer 
Abraham S c h e 1 1 

Catharina S c h e 11 

Jacob Hildenbeidel .Vndros Hied 

and wife Michel Hillikas 

Kunius Handwerck's wife Johannes " y 

VII. Miscellaneous Entries of Rev. John Henry Gcets<'Hius. 

List of the members who have diec 
IS. December Jolm Knopf died. Ills age 75 yeai-s. 

March 2. John (ieorg Pfalzgraff died, .son of (Jeorg Pfalzgraff, his age two 
vears and five months. 

Anna Mar. Abigod(?) 

J. Lee 

Johannes Huest«r 


Benjamin Schueler 

Catharina Zimmer- 
man [ 

Conrad Leydich 

Susanna Mack 

Jacob Becker 

Anna Maria Mom- 

Elisabetha Fink 

C. Faust 
Welcker Jacob Bischoff 
" Susanna " 


J. Peter Bitting ' 

J. Weiss 

J. Reiswick 

Catharina Mucker 

Anna Eva Hillikass 

(hu'iug mv ministrv. 


2. List of the couples who have been married in New Goshenhoppen. 

1735. Dec. 21. Daniel Schwartz and P^va Mar^. Raderlin. 

1736. April 26. Georg Peter Kneclit, shoemaker, and Christina Herzler, 
daughter of Mr. Herzel of Schipbacli. 

1736. June 22. (ieorg Meyer and Maria Gerwegen daughter of Hans Ger- 
wegen, of (loshenhoppen. 

3. List of the new communicants who have been instructed by me, Henrico Gcet- 

schio, and admitted to the holy communion for the first time and tluis have 

entered into the Christian congregation. 

October 10, 1736. 

Hans Adam Hilligas, son of Fred. Hilligas. 

Anna Maria (iahnan, daughter of Henr. Gallmann. 

Anna Mai-g. liceder, daughter of the deceased Adam Rceder. 

Anna Maria Knopf, wife of Leonhard Knopf, come over from the Schwenkfeld 

faith into our most holy Reformed faith. 
Eva Marg. lluth, daughter of John Ilut. 

4. List of the men who have served under me, J. Henrico Gcetschio, V. D. M., as 

elders of the congregation. 

A". 1736, April 26, have been elected as A". 1738, January 1, have been honorably 
elders: released from the duties of their 

Johannes Steinmann oflice: 

Johannes Bingemann Johannes Steinmann 

J. Georg Welcker Henrich Galmann 

Henrich Galmann Iji their place were elected: 

Benedict Strom 

Philip Emert 


1727, Oct. 12. First communion held at Goshenhoppen by Rev. Weiss, 
stated b}' Boehm in letter to Classis of Amsterdam, dated Novem- 
ber 12, 1730. 

1727-1730, May. Ministry of Rev. Geo. M. Weiss. 

1730-1734, July. " * " Rev. Peter Miller. 

1735, July-1740, Sept. Ministry of John Henry Goetschy. 

1741, Aug. -1744. Supply. Rev. Peter Henry Dorsius, pastor of North 
and Southampton, Bucks Co. 

1745, July-1748. Ministry of Frederick Casimir Mueller. 

1748-1761, Aug. " ' " Rev. Georg Michael Weiss. 

Martin Schwenk. 

((.'oSlMUNICA'I'KlJ BY LllM T. 1'. W. KI.oRKS. ) 

March (i, 17-')0, John Martin Schwenk and .\nna Maria Dilliuger, 
daugliter of Henry William Dillinger, were married. 

The record of this marriage is found in the churcli hook of the oi'igi- 
nal huthcran congicgatjon of Upj»er Milford lownsliip. Rucks (now Le- 
high) county, in these words: 

1750, den ()tcn Martii ist Johnnn Martin Scliwcnk mil Anna Maria 
Dillingern, Ib'iinich W'illicbn Dillingers Tochter getraut wordeii. 

The cliil(hvii of Martin and Anna INIaiia (Dillinger) Schwenk were: 

1. Anna Rosina Sclnvenk, born June 25, 1751; married, first, 
INlattliias Ochs, Jr., and, second, Henry IJergheimer. 



2. Elizabeth Schwenk, born October 15, 1753; married Daniel 
Dubbs; died February 20, 1818. 

3. Johann Jacob Schwenk, born February 5, 1756; died young? 

4. Anna jNIaria Schwenk, ])orn January 28, 1760; married George 
Heist (?) 

5. Matthias Schwenk, born about 1762. 

6. Jacob Schwenk, l:)orn in 1768. 

7. Henry Schwenk. 

The baptism of four of these children is found in the same Church 
book in which the marriage of their parents is recorded. A literal 
transcript follows: 


1751 Martin Scluvenck 
Anna jMaria 
1753 Job. Martin Schwt-nck 
Anna Maria 
1756 Martin Schwenck 
Anna Maria 
1760 Martin Schwenck 
Anna Maria 

Kinder-Geburth tt Tanfe 

Anna Rosina 
geb. 25 Jiuii, get. 14 Jul. 

geb. 15 Oct., get. 21 Oct. 

Joliann Jacob 
geb. 5 Feb., get. 15 Feb. 

Anna Maria 
geb.d.8 Jan.,get d. 26 Jan. 


Heinrich Wilh. Dillinger 


Anna Rosina 

Elisabetba Dillinger 


Georg AVelter 

Jacob Dillinger 


Elisabetba Mechlin 

Matthias Ox (Sr.) 


Anna Maria 

On November 6, 1750, Martin Schwenk liought a farm from Eber- 
hard Roos, containing 88 acres and 25 perches, situated about 1^ miles 
northeast of the present village of Dillingersville, and settled on the same. 
He lived here for a period of over twelve years. On March 17, 1762, a 
proprietary patent (deed) was granted to said Martin Schwenk, by James 
Hamilton, for the consideration of £13 14s. lOd. [Entered Philadel- 
phia Pat. Book A. A. vol. 3, pp. 286, etc.] 

Martin Schwenk and Anna Maria, his wife, on Fel)ruary 3, 1763, 
conveyed their farm, containing 88 acres, 25 perches, to George Welter, 
(orWiilder, ) blacksmith, of Saucon, for the consideration of £350. He 
signed his name, in German, 5)?artin ®ct)lt)cncf. George Welter was a 
brother-in-law to Martin Schwenck. Anna Elisabeth, his wife, was also a 
daughter of Heinrich Wilhelm Dillinger. 

Martin Schwenck, the same year, left this neighbojhood and it is 
possible, and probable too, that he ami his family moved to Gwynedd 
township, or somewhere in the neighborhood of North Wales. 

April 6, 1764, Martin Schwenk, of Gwynedd township, bouglit 173 
acres of land in Gwynedd townshi]». January 6, 1783, he made his will, 
and Ijefore March 30, 1784, he died. Daniel Dul)bs and George Heist 
were the executors of his estate. His son, Matthias Swenck, bought the 
farm on the 4th of June, 1784. June 8, 1784, Matthias Swenck, the son, 
of Gwynedd township, single man, sold 173 acres to George Heist. 



The account rendered by the executors was as follows: 

The Account of George Hist and Daniel Dubbs Executors of the Testament & 
Last Will of Martin Svvenk deceased as well of and for Such and So much of the 
goods Chattels & Credits of the s** Dec'^. as came to their Hands to be Administered 
as of & for their payments & disbursem'^ out of the same. 

These Accomptt" Charge themselves. 


*r. Contra Prav Allowance. 


To Amount of the Inven- 
tory of Personal Estate 
duly exhibited and re- 
maining in the Kegrs. 
Office Philada 

To what the above inven- 
tory sold for more than 
appraised at 

To Amount of What the 
Real Estate sold for . 

To a bond due from Danl. 

48 5 6 




4 3 

7 6 
14 5 


1316 11 8 

Paid Cash 

Proving the Will 


June 10th 



April 8th 


June 19th 

'85, Oct. 17 


87, Mar. 4 



for Funeral Expences . 

Doctors Bill 

An Accomptant for stating 

this Accot 

Jacob Leger for Adver- 
tisemts . . . . pr Red. 
. pr do. 

. . . do. 
... do. 
... do. 
. . . do. 
. . do. 
& Danl. 

Hugh Evans . . 
Samuel AVheeler 
Esther Johnson 
Daniel Bloom & 
Boor .... 
Daniel Spinger . 
Jacob Sholer . . 
Peter Weaver . 
Jacob Albi'eth 

Bloom do. 

Jacob AVismer .... do. 

Walter Howell .... do. 

Margt. Week .... do. 

Jacob Wissmer . . do. 

George Mercie .... do. 

To George Hist one of the 
Accots. Accot. Agt. Estate 

To Danl. Dubbs the other 
do do do 
Pd. Regr. Examining Allow- 
ing and Passing this Accot. 

wth Copy Seal & Certificate 
Commission allowed these 

Accomptants on paving the 

Sum of £:'.3 7 11 f>\ 5 pr. Ct 
Ballance in the hands of 

these Accotts. to be dis 

posed of as the Law directs 



3 11 
10 4 

3 9 

2 (5 

4 2 
17 6 


3 8 
6 2 

1 10 

4 8 4 

10 6 
7 6 


1 8 4 

11 3 

13 5 
10 4 

£1316 11 8 

GEO. CAMPBELL, Esq. Register for the Probate of Wills <kc. 
To all whom it may concern — (Greeting: 

These are to Certify tiuit the foregoing Account is a just >S: true 
Copy from the Original Settlement Examined allowed t^ tiled in the 
Reg'rs. Office at Philadelphia, (^i ven under the Seal of ( )ffice the 25th 
of April 1787. Ji>. Matthews, Dp. Regr. 

Martin Schwcnck was no doubt a member of the Reformed Cburcli, 
but still be sub.scribed to tbe salary (if Rev. J. A. Frioderich, jiastor of 
the original laitberan congregation, tor Ibc your 17-")(), 7s. (id. Of Ibis 
cliurcb bis witV was an active member. Her name a])|ie;u-s regularly on 
the list of (•ommiinieants of that oM congregation, loc-ated at tbe present 
Dillingcrsville; but the name of her husband, Martin Schwenck, never 
appeared as a communicant. lie was prol)ably a member of the Great 
Swamp ('hurch congregation, or perha])s of the Chestnut-hill church, a 
branch of (ireat Swamp. 



had a number of children. Among their descendants are the well-known 
ministers of the Reformed denomination. 

In the graveyard of the Great Swamp Reformed church are tomb- 
stones bearing these epitaphs: 

Hier ruliet der Leib Hier 

von dem verstorbenen Ruhet der Leib der 

DAXIEL DUBS. verstorbenen mit-schwester 

Er wurde geboren ELISABETH DUBSIN. 

den 5ten October im geborene Schwencken 

Jalir unsers Herrn sie wurde geboren ini Jahr 

1748. Er ist gestorben unsers Herrn 1753 den 15 

den 22 September im October. L^nd starb den 20 

Jaiir unsers 1828. sten Februarius 1818. 

Er brachte sein Alter zu Sie brachte ihr alter auf 

72 Jahr 11 Monath 64 Jahren 4 monath 

und 17 Tage. and 5 Tiige. 

There is some uncertainty as to the date of birth of the son Jacob 
Schwenk, mentioned in the will of Martin Schwenk. According to the 
church register, he, John Jacob Schwenk, was born February 5, 1756; 
but according to the date on the gravestone of Jacob Schwenk, buried at 
the Great Swamp church, he was born in 1768. Yet as to the identity of 
Jacob Schwenk buried at Great Swamp and the Jacob Schwenk mentioned 
in Martin Schwenk' s will there can be little doul)t. 

Mrs. Lydia Dubs (widow of Jacob Dubs, III), 82 years old, and 
still living on a part of the old Dubs farm, and Mrs. Mary Dubs, of Allen- 
town (widow of Aaron Dubs, a son of John Dulxs), about 75 yerrs old, 
when interrogated on this subject, both assert that Jacob Schwenk was a 
brother to Elisabeth Schwenk, the wife of Daniel Dubs. 

Jacob Schwenk married Magdalena Rothenberger (bom April 4, 

1782), a daughter of Johann Adam Rothenberger. He bought a part of 

Rothenberger' s farm, on which he lived until February 2, 1838, when he 

died. He left six children: four sons — Jacob, Henry, John, and Thomas; 

and two daughters — Lydia and (Mrs. A. Kleinsmith). All are 

deceased; and all the grandchildren are deceased, except two sons of Mrs. 

Kleinsmith (Henry and Daniel), who both went West. Jacob Schwenk 

was a farmer and a carpenter; was elected Connnissioner of Lehigh county 

in October, 1831, for three years. He was a member of the Great Swamp 

Reformed church. 

Note. — On page 51 is given some hiformalion concerning Martin 
Schwenk, but placed, in error, undci- tin- beading Matthias Swenck. 

Schell Family Reunion. 

.John Schell, Sr., and Elizabetb, liis wife, migrated from X(!W Gosh- 
enhoppen to Bedford county. Pa., one buii<h-ed years ago, and founded 
the town of Schellsl)urg. Their descendants will have a family reimion 
at the last named ])lace on June 6, 11)01. Rev. M. R. Minnich, of Phila- 
delphia, is f)ne f)f the committee. 



Lieutenant-Colonel Jacob Reed. 

A granite sarcophagus has recently been erected over the grave of 
Lieutenant-Colonel JacoVj Reed, a Revolutionary soldier, in the Leidy 
burying ground, in Franconia township, a mile west of Hatfield, by two 
of his great-grandsons,— W. H. Reed, Ph. D., M. D., of Norristown, Pa., 
and his brother, Frank P. Reed, merchant, of Xational City, Cal. The 
words on the sides of the memorial are: 


Born in Salford Twp., Philada Co., Jnly 6, 1730. 
Died in New Britain Twp., Bucks Co.', Nov. 2, 1820. 

His wife, 


Bom in Franconia Twp., Pliilada. Co., Jan. 24, 1739. 
Died in New Britain Twp., Bucks Co., Aug. 5, 1804. 


Hatfield Twp., Philada. Co., Pa., 

A Patriot and Soldier of the Revolution, 

An Officer of the Philadelphia County Militia. 

Served his Country actively during the wliole War. 

Participated in the Battles of Trenton, Brandywine, 

Geiniantown, etc. 

A public demonstration, conducted by the Historical Society of 

JVIontgoniery County, is contemplated. It will take place, probably, in 

the Spring of the present year. 


f.iNsrANT coMi'AMox oi' TIM': iCDiToi; IN TiiK oi'iMri': (»i" 'r:ii': i'i;i:a1omicx i;K(;I().\'. 


Able, William, .'58. 
Acker, Kev. Jiinies D., 12V1. 
' Antes, Anna Margaretha, G, 2"). 
Antes, Colonel Frederick, 178. 
Antes, Henry, 2. 
Antes, John Henrv, 113. 
Antes Memorial Fund, The, ^^, 98, 163. 
Bakewell, William, 88. 
Barack, Prof. Dr. A., 115. 
Bauch, Dr. Alfred, 184. 
Beck, Jules, 99. 
Berge, Hans Flrich, 6o. 
Bern Churchyard, 113. 
Bertolet, Benjamin, 179. 
Bertolet, Samuel, Plouse of, 180. 
Bertolet Family, ()5. 

Biddle, Margaretta Pepper Van Reed, 103. 
Bloom, Captain Stephen, 83. 
Book of Hours, 166. 
Booz, Jacob, 38. 
Bound Out to Service, .30. 
Bradford, Marv, 147. 
Brey, Christoplier, 180. 
Brief Notices of Colonial Families, — Sta- 
pleton and Specht, 19; Henry Dering, 
20; Michael Schwenck, 35; ^lartin 
Keplinger, 36; Philip Gabel, .36; Philip 
Gatel, Jr., 36; Philip Gabel, .3d, .36; 
.John Zieber, 67; John Krev, 82. 
Britton, Bridget, .38. 
Rritton, Joseph, 21. 
liruner, Frederick, 96. 
Brutal Punishment. 147. 
Brutal Sentence, 4. 
Buck, William J., Death of, Itll. 
Bull, John Joseph. 147. 
Camp Pottsgrove, 178. 
Campbel, Captain Andrew, 134. 
Capple, Charles. 144. 
Chibo, 192. 
rVipe. Gilbert. (>'). 
Croll'. Pov P. C, 97. 
l)ays I'C'voted to P.osoarch Abroad, — At 
Kin/.heim, 99; Sirasbui-g's Famous Li- 
brary. 115; Heidelberg, 131, 148, 165; 
Stuti gart-Xuren i berg-Wiesbaden ,181 
Dering. Henry, 20. 
Descendants of Anna Margaretha .\ntes, 

6, 25. 
Detwilcr, IToii. Jones, Death of. 129. 
Delwiler, Dr. B. H., 84. 
Duderer, Kanzleinith Karl Mariin Im- 
maiinel, 182. ■ 

Doderer, Hauptlehrer Ludwig, 184. 
Dorsius, Kev. Peter Henrv, 121. 
Dotterer, Alphonse, 99, 102. 
Dotterer, Henry S., Contribution bv, 99, 

103, 11.5, 117, 131, 1.35, 149, 160,' 165, 

167, 181. 
Drescher, Philip and Frederick, 37. 
Dubbs, Daniel, 191. 
Dubbs, Rev. Joseph H., D. D., 129. 
Dubois, Isaac, 104. 
Editorials, 1, 17, 33, 49, 6.5, 81, 97, 113, 

129, 145, 161, 177. 
Egle, William H., M. D., 165. 
Engle, Catharine, 98. 
Ent, Daniel, 96. 
Euting, Prof. Dr. Julius, 11-5. 
Evans, William, 96. 
Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, 97. 
Favette, New York, 2. 
Flores, P. W., -52. 
Flores, Lieut. P. W., Communication by, 

Fragments of f\amily History,— Rev. 

Jacob F. Wampole, il6. 
Frankfort Company, The, 2. 
Fuhse, Dr., 184. 
Gabel, Philip, .36. 
(label, Philip, Jr., .36. 
Gabel, Philip, 3d, 36. 
Gabel, Captain Philip, 37. 
Gebhard, Adam, 82. 
Cierman Sectarians of Pennsylvania, The. 

Gcetschv, Rev. John Henry, 79, 110, 123, 

Good, Rev. .Tames I., D. D., 113. 
Goslienhoppen, 145. 
Goshen hoppen Reformed Charge, 76, 94, 

110, 121, 12.3, 137, 1.50, 175, 18.5. 
Grave of Daniel Hiester, The, 103. 
(ireon Lane Forge, 102. 
(hubb. Rev. N. B., 65. 
Haeger, John Frederick, 49. 
Hagen, Rev. Francis F., 129. 
Ilarpel, Captiiin John, 147. 
Harper, Mary, 144. 
Harrar, Daniel, 38. 
Hartmau, .John M., 84. 
Ilartranft, Chester D., D. D., 49. 
Heckler, .lames V., .34, (i5, 129, 177. 
Hector, Edward, 96. 
Heebner, George, 44. 
Heidellx-rg, 131, 148, 1()5. 



Heyns, Captain, 5!. 

Hiester, Daniel, the Iniinigra?'t, lO.'*. 

iJll, John, S;]. 

Hiunnelwright, A. L. A., 49. 

Hinke, William J., 83, 49, 177. 

Hinke, Prof Wni. J., Contribution by, 

69, 7(1, 85, 94, 110, 121, i:i7, 1()8, 175, 

Historical Side-lights, lo;i 
Historical Sketclies, — Montgomery Co. 

Society, 17. 
Historical Society of Montgomery Coinitv, 

The, 17, 81, K)4. 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 17. 
Hoffman, John, 52. 
Hollman, Anthony, 96. 
Horn, (ieorge, 82. 
Huguenot Element in Pennsylvania, The, 


Irish Quaker Innuignmts, 178. 

Jacobs, Dr. John N., 66. 

Jeuning.«, S(jlomon, 114. 

Jordan, John W., Contribution bv, 114, 
i:!4, 147. 

Keplinger, Martin, .'56. 

Kerbangh, David, 9(5. 

Kinzheim, A' ,n Alsace, 99. 

Klein, Michael, 83. 

Koplin, John, 38. 

Koradi, Rudolph, Consul of Switzerland, 

Krauss, Fretl. A., Contribution by, 53. 

Krauss, Sanuiel, Clockmaker, 53.. 

Krev, John, 82. 

Kriebel, Prof. H. W., 129. 

Lachman. Mathias, 122. 

Land Deal in Frederick Township, 3(7. 

Lanx, James Berkeley, 2. 

Leader, (jeorge, 97. 

Leiper. Thomas, 2. 

Leitheiser, Ilartman, 144. 

Lobacli Family, The, 163». 

Lubold Family, The, 3. 

McKolly, Molly, 5(1. 

.Mac.Minn, Hev. Fdwin, (>.5, li:;. 

McNeil, Daniel, 5(;. 

MarUley, Captain IJenjamin, 102. 

Marriages by Pfarrer Std'ver, 4(5. 

.Maniages bv Rev. Ceorge Wack, 16. 3.2, 

Mii\b«Tr\ , Will, and Thomas, 102. 

Mechling, Fdw. J., 5(». 

Mennoiiite Year Book and .Vlmanac for 
1901, 128. 

Merckel, Jacob, 38. 

Monument to Eevolutionary Soldiers, 33. 

Moser, Christian, 174. 

Muckle, Col. M. Richards, 174. 

Mueller, Frederick Casimir, 137. 

Mueller, Rev. John Peter, 94. 

Munnnenhoff, Dr. Ernst, 183. 

.Muster Roll, -Captain Philip Reed's Com- 
pany, 4; Captairi Philij) (ialn-l's Com- 
pany, 3.7; Cai)taiu lle\ns' Conn)any, 
51; Captain .Jacob Witz's Company, 
68; Cai)taiii Stephen P.loom's Com])any, 
8;.; Captain I'.enjamin .Markley's Com- 

pany, 102; Captain Daniel Springer's 
Company, 116; Captain Jacob Peter- 
man's Company, 119 and 120; Captain 
Andrew Campbel's Company, 1.34; 
Captain John Harpel's Company, 147. 

Myers, Albert Cook, 49, 50, 146, 178. 

New England Historic Genealogical So- 
ciety, 52. 

Nuremberg, 182. 

Nvce, Rachel, 50. 

Oid Family, 82. 

Old (losheid)oppen Church, 168. 

Old-Time News, — Brutal Sentence, 4; 
Brutal Punishment, 147. 

Origin of the T-nion of the Reformed 
Churches of Pennsylvania and Holland, 
69, 85. 

Our Revolutionary Sires, — Joseph Brit- 
ton, 21;" Peter Smoll. 35; John Hoff- 
man, 52; Henry Palsgrove, 66; Chris- 
tian Specbt, (56; Michael Klein, 83; 
John Hill, 83; George Leader, 97; 
Christopher Scheffy, 122; Matthias 
Lachman, 122; Jacob Shade, 159; 
Christian Moser, 174; Conrad Smith, 
174; John Smith, Blacksmith, ISO; 
Benjamin Sell, 180; Christopher Brev, 

Palsgrove, Henry, ((6. 

Pawling, Henry, of Proyidence Town- 
ship, 59. 

Pawling, Henry, of Perkiomen and Skfp- 
pack Township, 72. 

Pawling, Henry, of or near Schnvlkill, 

Pawling, Henry, Esquire, 75. 

Pawling, Captain John, of Bebber's 
Townshiii, 57 

Pawling, John, son of Captain Jolin Pawl- 
ing, 72. 

Pawling, Joseph, son of Captain John 
Pawling, 73. 

Pawling Ancestry, The, 75. 

Perkiomen. The, 57, 72, 

Paw lings on the 

Payments for Land in the 
(■'ountry, 15, 31, 47, 64, 80. 

Pennsylvania-Geinian, The, 97, 145. 

Pennsylvania Magazine, The, 97. 
'Peiinsvlvauia Society of Sons of the Rev- 
iiltilii.u, 2. 

Pemiy|)ncker's Mills, 1 1,3. 

Penny|>acker, Isaac R., ISO. 

Pennvpacker, Hon. Samuel "Whitaker, 3, 
5, 17, 49, 113, 166. 

Perkiomen Nation, The, — Pedigree of an 
.Associate, 103. 

Perkic.inen Seminary, 49. 

Peter, Nicolaus, 82. ' 

Peternian, Captain Jacob, 117, 135, 160, 

Philadeli)hiselie Zeitung, 97. ' 

Ran, Robert, 97. 

Recent Publications, — The Huguenot Ele- 
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Historical Sketch of the Town of Fay- 
ette, New Yoik, 2; Thomas Leiper, 2; 







Tlie Aluiiini lU'gisier of tlie I'liivorsity 
of Pennsylvania, 3; History of Skip- 
pack, M; .skizzen aus deni Lecha- 
Tliale, 52; Proceedings Pennsylvania 
Society Sons of tlie Kevolnti(Mi, (io; 
Michael Sclilattei' Memorial Addresses, 
98; On the Frontier with Colonel 
Antes, li:;. 
Keed, Frank P., 1!)2. 
Keed, Lientenant-Colonel Jacob, 192. 
Keed, Captain Philip, 4. 
Keed, W. H., M. I)., 177, 192. 
Keetl, ^V. H., Coniininiicntion bv 

Keed Family, N."!. 
Keh, (Teorge, 82. 
Kevoliitinnarv Pensioners, — 
Smith, 24;' William Able, :',H; 
Harrar, 88; Jacob Merckel,..88; 
P>ritton, ."58; Jacob P>ooz, 38; John 
Koplin, 08; Jacol) Wevandt, o(i; Daniel 
-McNeil, oli; Molly McKolly, .5(i; Daniel 
Kerbangh, 96; William Evans, 9(); .An- 
thony Hollman, 96; John Snyder, 96; 
Daniel Ent, 96; Andrew Sox, 96; Fred- 
erick Bruner, 96; Edward Hector, 96; 
Catharine Engle, 98; Andrew Stoll, 
116; Fhihp Sheets, 144; Hartman Leit- 
heiser, 144; Charles Capple, 144; Wil- 
liam Riche, 144; Mary Harper, 144; 
Mary Bradford, 147. 

Rice and Keiss Family, 84. 

Richardson, W. H., 88, 89, 97, 164. 

Riche, William, 144. 

Roth rock, Jacob, 147. 

Rnnaway Redemptioner, .\, 146. 

Sachse, Julius F., 97, 161. 

Sahler, Louis Hasbrouck, J05. 

Scheffy, Christopher, 122. 

Schell Family Reunion, 191. 

Schelly, Fraulein Ka'tchen, 148, 

Schlatter, Michael, Memorial Aildresses, 

Schneider, Catharine, wife of Conrad 
Riegner, 29. 

Schneide'-, Elizabeth, wife of John Derr, 

Schneider, Henry, ;!9. 

Schneider, Isaac, .'50. 

Schneider, Jacob, 28. 

Schneider, John, ;!9, 40. 

Schneiders of Falkner Swamp, The, 28, 

Schwenck. Daniel, ol. 

Schwenck, Jacob, o2. 

Scliwenck, Michael, 35. 

Sv-hwenk, George, 51. 

Schwenk, Jacob, 191. 

Schwenk, Martin, 188. 

Schwenk. Matthias, 51. 

Schwenk, Michael, 35. 

Schwenk, Nicholas, 51. 

Sciiwenk Family, The, 51. 

Seibert, .lohanncs and P.astian, 50. 

Sell, Benjamin, 180. 

Shade, Jacob, 159. 

Sheets, Philip, 144. 

Shultze, David, 1, 18, 33, 50, 81, 98, 114, 
130, 116, 164. 

Sluiltze, David, Journal of, 10, 22, 41, 60, 
90, 106, 124, 140, 155. 

Shultze, Magdalena, 163. 

Skippack, 145. 

Skippack, History of, 34. 

Skippack, Natives of, 147. 

Skizzen aus dem Lecha-Tliale, 52. 

Smith, Conrad, 174. 

Smith, John, P>lacksmith, 180. 

Smith, Griftith, 24. 

Smoll, Peter, 35. 

Smyth, Sanuiel Gordon, 2. 

Snow Storm of 1765, 149. 

Snyder, John, 116. 

Sons of the Revolution, Proceedings of 
Pennsylvania Society, 65. 

Sox, Andrew, 96. 

Specht, Christian, (56. 

Specht Family, 19, 131. 

Springer, Captain Daniel, 116. 

Stapleton, Rev. A., Contribution bv, 19, 
97, 134. 

Stapleton Family, 19. 

Steever, Rev. John Casper, 4(). 

Stoll, Andrew, 116. 

Strasburg's Famous Library, 115. 

Stuttgart, 181. 

Sufferers from Indian Incursion, 134. 

Swenck, Matthias, 51, 190. 

Tail-piece, 192. 

Treasured Volumes, 147. 

University of Pennsylvania, Alumni Reg- 
ister, 3. 

von Betzold, Doctor, 184. 

Wack, Rev. George, Marriages by, 16, 32, 

Wade, "General," 84. 

Wampole, Rev. Jacob F., 116. 

Waslnngton at the Home of Col. Freder- 
ick Antes, 178. 

Weaver, Ethan Allen, 65. 

Weckerling, Prof. Dr., 81. 

A\'eiss, Rev. George Michael, 78, 85, 138, 

150, 175, 185. 
AVelker, John George, 177. 

^\'eyandt, Jacob, 56. 

AMiere They Came From, — Johannes and 
Bastian Seibert, 50; Philip and Freder- 
ick Drescher, 37; Adam Gebhard, 
George Horn, George Reh, yicolaus 
Peter, 82. 
Wiesbaden, 184. 
Wille, Prof. Dr., 131. 
Willcrs, Diedrich, 2. 
Witz, Captain Jacob, 68. 
Wright, H. J. B., M. D., 127. 
Wright, Justus, 127. 
Yeager, James M., D. D., 145. 
Zangemeister, Director, 131. 
Zieber, .Tohn, 67. 
Zurich City Library, 4<t. 
Z\viel)elkuchen, 101.