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Volume  XXXI 


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EPHR.\TA,  OCTOBER  8,  192^ 


V.  5  1 


Vol.  XXXI 


PUBLISHED  BY  THE  SOCIETY 
1925 


Copyrighted  1925 

BY  THE 
Pennsylvania  German  Societj 


EDITION  600  COPIES 


publication  Committee 

J.  B.  BURNETT  BUCKENHAM,  M.D. 
H.  Jf .  M.  RICHARDS,  LITT.  D. 

BLMEB.  B.  s.  Johnson,  ph.d. 


THE  TRiBUNC   PUBLISHING  COMPANY 


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TABLE  OF  CONTENTS 


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Contents   ' ^ 

Officers  of  the  Society   '  ^ 

Minutes  of  the  Meeting  at  Ephrata   -  

Report  of  the  Secretary,  Daniel  W.  Mead.  M.D  

Report  of  the  Treasurer,  J.  E.  Burnett  Buckenham,  M,D,   

Address  of  the  President,  Rev.  Paul  de  Schweinitz,  D.D. 

Election  of  Officers  *   ^ 

Biographical  Sketches  of  Deceased  Members  ^  - 

A  History  of  the  Tohickon  Union  Church  Bedminster  iown^ 
ship,  Bucks  County,  Pennsylvania,  with  copy  ot  the  Church 
ReLds,  Reformed  Congregation  1745-1869;  Lutheran  Con- 
gregation 1749-1840.  Prepared  and  translated  by  Kev. 
William  J.  Hinke,  Ph.D.,  D.D. 


OFFICERS^OFJTM  SOCIETY 

FOR  1920-1921 
President: 
Gekerai.  Hakky  C.  Tkexler,  LL.D. 
Vice-Presidents: 
Hon.  Charles  L  Landis  LL.D. 
Hon.  Henry  C.  Conrad,  LL.U. 

Secretary: 
Daniel  W.  Nead,  M.D. 

Treasurer: 
J.  E.  Burnett  Buckenham,  M.D. 

Executive  Committee: 
Terms  expire  in  1921. 

BENJAMIN  F.  Fackenthal  JR.,  ScD., 
Naaman  H.  Keyser,  D  D.b^, 
William  K.  T.  Sahm,  M.D. 

Terms  expire  in  1922. 
Rev.  George  W.  Sandt,  D.D., 
Porter  W.  Shimer,  Ph.D., 

WlLLL\M  M.  ScHNURE. 
Terms  expire  in  1923. 
H.  M.  M.  Richards,  Litt.D. 
Alfred  Percival  Smith,  Esq., 
Ulysses  S.  Koons,  Esq. 
Terms  expire  in  1924. 
Elmer  E.  S.  Johnson,  Ph.D., 
Henry  S.  Borneman,  Esq., 
Charles  R.  Roberts. 

Terms  expire  in  1925. 

George  A.  Gorgas,  Ph.G., 
Rev.  John  Baer  Stoudt, 
H.  WiNSLOw  Fegley. 


REPORT  OF  THE  PROCEEDINGS 

OP  THE 

PENNSYLVANIA'GERIVIAN  SOCIETY 

FOR  THE 

Thirtieth  Anniversary  of  the  Society's  Existence  ^ 
Held  at  Ephrata,  Pennsylvania 
On  Friday,  October  8,  1920 

T-HE  Twenty-seventh  Meeting  of  the  Pennsylvania- 
T  German  Society,  commemorating  ^^e  thirtieth  year 
of  its  organization,  was  held  in  Ephrata,  -J'^^^^J; 
October  8,   1920.     The   meeting   was   called  to  order 
fn^Bethany'  Reformed  Church  at  2-20  P-M    by  the  pres. 
dent    Rev    Paul  de  Schwemitz,  D.D.    Dr.  H.  M.  m 
Schards   hen  asked  permission  to  say  a  few  words  and 
sa'd  that  at  the  time  the  Society  had  held  its  annual  meetmg 
n  Ephrata,  on  October  20,  1899,  the  Ephrata  Monumen 
Association  had  presented  the  Society  w:th  a  gavel  made 
ome  of  the  wood  of  the  old  Brother-house,  no  longe 
in  existence;  that  this  gavel  had  been  m  the  pos-»>on  ot 
Rev.  Dr.  Theodore  E.  Schmauk,  and  that  he  now  .e-pre 
sented  it  to  the  Society. 


g  The  Pennsylvania-Gcrnmn  Society. 

At  the  time  of  the  original  presentation  Dr.  D.  Rhine 
Hertz,  of  Ephrata,  said: 

..This  gavel  is  made  '--/-V^t'tSTor  tL  soldiers  o£  the 
,Uich  building  had  been  used  a.  a  hos^Ual  ^^^^^  ^^^^  ^^^^ 
Battle  of  the  Brandywme  toughtSeptemb^^  ^^^^^ 

having  died  of  pounds  ^'l''^^  ^^^.^^^^  „j  ti,ose  who  recovered. 

death  and  burial  and  "  condemned  the  building 
the  society  ot  the  Seventh  °J  ^^f^^'^,,,,,,  ,,en  a  member  of 
and  had  it  torn  down.    Dr^  ^  J^^^       lumber  and  erected 

the  society  and  a  "ZXts'Zl    The  piece  of  timber  from 

a  building  near  by  f''^' ^^^^^^  o.igtaally  twenty  feet  long 
which  this  gavel  has  ''^^^  f  ^^^7/3  Hi  „,ed  in  three  different 
and  eight  by  ten  inches  thick.  ^^J^^J>^  Konigmacher  family 
buildings  and  through  fl;^-''-  rj^^acher.  It  is  one  hun- 
until  it  now  is  the  property  J^™"  J  ^^  erection  of  a 
,.ed  and  /^.^  7  men  this  gavel  sounds  the  clos- 

rSinr^nrng^^martrmembersacknowleage 
God  is  wisdom.    God  is  strength! 
Love,  Truth  and  Charity  all  in  one. 
He  gives  us  power  and  controls 
The  work  that  here  is  done," 
President  de  Schweinit.  accepted  the  gavel  recalling 
memories  of  the  P-^ious  -etui,  he M  Ephrata.^^^^^ 

The  invocation  was  then  aeine.cu  > 
Evans,  D.D. 

Invocation. 
Almighty  God,  our  Heavenly  Father 

Vr.thP-r  -ind  we  are  Thv  children,  through 
TlTv^Lrir^oIr  SdTnd  savior.   We  thank  Thee  that 

„  ha  t"cre;ted  us  rational  and  intelligent  beings,  capaole 
Thouha.tc.eatea  ^^^^^^j 

of  knowingand  ^^^^^^^^  ,,3  been  cast 

everhving  God.    \Ve  |  development  of  the 

^^hX^Tnclp  wS^^^^ 

r.fik  ?■  ee  o  ? hv  cl'.urch  and  the  gospel  of  Thy  King- 
Tom  Sth'me  -  of  grace,  and  the  earnest  of  life  and  im- 


Address  of  the  President  7 

mortality  bevond  the  confines  of  this  world.    We  thank 
r°ee   for  home  and   country,   for   all  knowledge  a^d 
Christian  truth.    We  thank  Thee  for  the  benign  mstitu 
tions  of  our  land  and  nation,  the  ^P'^^'^f  P^°^^=^°  V^,! 
piety  and  enlightened  scholarship  ot  our  f^^^hers    Help  us 
to  prove  worthy  of  our  precious  mher.tance.        e  thank 
Thee  that  we,  in  Thy  good  providence,  are  permitted  to 
meet  and  greet  each  other  once  more  in  annual  session  o 
our  Society.   We  humbly  pray  Thee  to  meet  us  and  greet 
us  with  Thy  benediction.   Preside  over  our  assembly  today 
and  in  all  our  deliberations  give  us  a  sanctified  use  of  our 
privileges  and  opportunities.    Grant  that  w-e    as  a  So- 
ciety, mav  continue  to  merit  Thy  favor  and  blessing  and 
under  Thy  divine  guidance  deserve  a  continued  exis  ence 
Dear  Father:  Inasmuch  as  it  hath  pleased  Thee  to  call  out 
of  our  midst,  by  death,  a  number  of  our  fellow  members 
whose  presence  and  counsel  we  greatly  miss  today,  we  pray 
Thee  that  out  of  the  plentitude  of  Thy  mercies  m  Chri  t 
Tesus  Thou  wouldst  comfort  our  sad  hearts,  and  enab.e 
their 'loved  ones  to  apprehend   the   Everlasting  Arms 
stretched  out  for  their  refuge.   We  thank  Thee  for  all  tney 
wrought  and  taught  and  for  the  faithful  I"^" 
dered    Enable  us  all  the  more  firmly  to  grasp  Thy  guiding 
hand,  and  may  all  the  experiences  we  pass  through  only 
serve  to  bring  us  nearer  and  closer  to  Thee  our  divine 
Companion  and  Guide,  through  Jesus  Christ,  our  Lord, 
Amen. 

The  President,  Rev.  Paul  de  Schweinitz,  D.D.,  Secre- 
tary of  Missions  of  the  Moravian  Church  m  America,  then 
delivered  his  annual  address,  as  follows: 
President's  Addkess. 

It  certainly  must  be  a  great  satisfaction  to  all  of  us  to  be 
permitted  to  meet  again  as  members  of  the  Penns>4vama 
German  Society.    Four  years  have  sped  by  smce  i-'- 


g  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

A  V^^Hpv  Foro-e  November  2,  1916,  years 
Z  ^c^^in^r te'Ltlo^rand  caUst.ophic  events,  that 
no  one  tires  as  yet  to  predict  what  will  be  the  course  of 

'-zs:z::cz:^:7:^s:-^  aee^ea  it  w^e 

TUedient  to  call  no  general  meeting  of  the  Society  m 
19  7  19  8  and  1919.  so  tSat  this  is  the  27th.  --1  meet- 
in,.  althou<^h  the  Society  is  entering  upon  its  30th  year 

I'oriet^ts  it  has  seemed  to  me,  that  perhaps  after  all  i 
wild  hive  been  a  good  thing  if  we  had  met  durmg  the 
:ryear.  for  the  vefy  purpose  of  being  aiTorded  an  oppor- 
Tr^^ty  o  voice  in  actual  publicly  spoken  word  the  unque.- 
tbn  d  loyalty  to  the  United  States  and  to  democratic  gov- 
Zent  of  these  descendants  of  the  early  G«man  settler, 
of  Pennsvlvania.    It  was  Judge  \erkes,  who  at  Reading 
t  1915  pointed  out,  that  of  all  the  various  hyphenated 
societies  which  so  abound  in  this  land  ot  ours,  our  o^vn  s 
he  only  one  which  puts  the  name  of  our  country  and  State 
first    we  are  Pcn^k^an^a-Germans,  not  G.ri»<in-Pennsyl- 
,    Sans.    From  colonial  days  even  unto  the  P-se=n Ji-  • 
the  lovaltv  of  Pennsylvanians  of  early  German  descent  to 
our  S  ate  and  to  ou'r  nation  has  been  wholehearted,  un- 
gLg  ng  and  without  reservation.  Pennsylvania-Gennan 
have  net-er  in  all  the  two  and  a  quarter  centuries  of  thm 
history  in  the  Colony,  Province,  and  State  made  any  use  o 
S^Sr  Americanism  to  further  schemes  in  countries  aero 
the  seas  or  to  influence  movements  and  agitations  m  other 
ttions,  which  can  not  perhaps  be  affirmed  so  positive^ 
of  all  other  citizens  of  our  land.  Pennsylvania-German, 
have  been  native-born,  thoroughgoing  Americans  for  six 
p-enerations  and  more. 

The  publications  of  this  Society  have  revealed  m  a  most 
str  kin<.  way  the  far-reaching  services  of  the  Pennsylvania- 
Germans  to  this  State  and  to  the  United  States  m  times  ot 
war  and  peace,  and  notably  in  the  War  of  Independence 
T  the  Civil  War,  in  the  Spanish-American  War,  and 


Address  of  the  President  9 

now  in  the  World  War,  in  the  aftermath  of  which  we  are 
still  living.  All  that  was  needed  m  1917  and  1918  was 
to  scan  the  rosters  of  the  troops  recruited  in  Pennsylvania, 
as  published  in  the  daily  papers,  to  see  how  many  Pennsyl- 
vania-Germans rallied  to  the  colors,  ready  to  make  the 
supreme  sacrifice  for  our  country.  The  fact  that  the  an- 
cestors of  many  of  our  men  a  hundred  and  fifty  and  two 
hundred  years  ago  had  come  from  Germany,  and  that 
many  of  them  had  kept  up  the  ancestral  language  and 
dialect,  did  not  affect  their  loyalty  in  the  remotest  degree. 

I  judge  that  many  of  us  could  tell  interesting  stories  of 
the  peculiar  and  amusing  situations  which  arose  in  connec- 
tion with  some  the  Pennsylvania  regiments  in  the  Ameri- 
can Army  of  Occupation,  when  quartered  along  the  Rhine. 
The  surprise  of  the  German  Palatines  in  finding  that  many 
of  these  American  soldier  boys  understood  and  spoke  their 
owTi  dialect,  and  yet  were  thoroughgoing  Americans,  fur- 
nished the  background  for  many  unique  incidents  m  the 
days  following  the  signing  of  the  armistice. 

And  it  seems  to  me,  that  it  is  proper  in  this  connection 
to  pay  a  deserved  tribute  to  the  loyalty  of  millions  of  Ger- 
mans'and  of  those  of  German  descent  throughout  out  coun- 
try. It  is  said  that  the  ex-Kaiser  counted  upon  the  sup- 
port of  his  former  subjects  in  this  country,  when  he  per- 
sisted in  his  foolhardy  purpose  of  defying  our  Government 
in  1917  and  of  driving  us  into  the  war.  Never  was  a  man 
more  totally  deceived  in  his  calculations.  The  number  ot 
those  who  proved  disloyal  was  so  small  as  to  be  almost 
negligible,  and  unstinted  praise  should  be  given  to  our  for- 
eign-born citizens  of  even  comparatively  recent  immigra- 
tion. , 

The  temptation  is  strong  to  indulge  in  remarks  on  tne 
course  of  our  country,  or  rather  of  the  legislative  and  ex- 
ecutive  branches  of  our  Government  in  Washington  since 
the  signing  of  the  armistice,  but  as  v/e  are  in  the  midst 
of  a  political  campaign,  everything  that  might  be  saia 


jite  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

u  hp  interpreted  from  a  partisan  point  of  view,  and 
ra    vouM    e  unfortunate,  as  out  Society  has_  nothing  to 
121  partisan  politics.    Let  us  ^ope  that  atter  the  po- 
litical campaign  is  over,  and  our  new  President  has  been 
inlulrared  and  our  new  Congress  has  been  seated,  they 
viU  C  wise  enough  to  find  some  means  of  retr:evmg  the 
g    d  name  of  our  nation  and  of  regaining  at  eas  some  o 
the  prestige  which  has  been  so  deplorably  lo-t    Vv  hen  we 
think  of  the  hich  ideals  with  which  we  entered  the  great 
tu..l  ,  and  of  how  little  has  been  accomplished  of  that 
or  ^hi  h  our  boys  gave  their  lives,  we  are  mdeed  de- 
pres  ed.    Let  us  hope  that  1921  will  brmg  happ.er  read- 
•ustments,  and  may  all  of  us  Pennsylvan:ans  find  some 
means  for  making  our  influence,  be  it  great  or  small,  el 
for  the  establishment  of  righteous  government  and  u= 
social  and  economic  conditions.    And  may  the       -  of  f 
nations  guide  our  leaders  and  rulers  out  of  the  present  tur- 
moil into  real  world  peace ! 

Permit  me  now  to  turn  to  our  own  Society    On  Thurs- 
day, February  26,  1891,  there  met  in  the  ^1°-;-"  f  !' 
sonlge  at  Lancaster,  Pa.,  at  the  invitation  ot  the  Re^  J 
Max  Hark  D.D.,  the  then  Moravian  Pastor  of  Lancaster, 
J  iter  a  few  informal  consultations,  considerable  correspon- 
den  e  and  some  articles  in  the  newspapers,  eighteen  men 
torn  nine  counties  of  eastern  Pennsyh^nia  for  the  purpos 
of  organizing  a  Pennsylvania-German  Society.   The=e  e  gli 
tn  men  wxre  after  Jards  denominated  the  "Founders"  ot 
the  Society.   Arranged  according  to  counties  they  were: 

Carbon  County:  E.  H.  Ranch. 

C/iMfgr  County:    Julius  F.  Sachse.  ' 

Dauphin  County :  W.  H.  Egle,  E.  W.  S.  Parthemore,  Maurice 

C  Ebv 

Lancaster  County :  H.  A.  Brickenstein,  J.  Max  Hark,  Frank 
1  DiffenderfTer,  Robert  Koch  Buerhle,  John  Summers 
Stahr. 


Address  of  the  President  n 
Lebanon  County:  Lee  L.  Grumbine,  Theodore  E.  Schmauk. 
Lehigh  County:  Ed^vin  Albright,  A.  R.  Home. 
Luzerne  County :  F.  K.  Levan. 

Northampton  County:  Paul  de  Schweinitz,  Jeremiah  S.  Hess. 
York  County:  Hiram  Young. 

In  the  more  than  twenty-nine  years  that  have  gone  by 
since  then  nearly  all  of  these  gentlemen  have  been  called 
to  the  land  where  wars  and  tumults  cease,  and  where  pre- 
sumably only  one  language  is  spoken.  At  all  events  ot 
these  eighteen  "Founders",  only  three  remain:  Frank  K. 
Diffendertter,  of  Lancaster,  Pa.,  Jeremiah  S.  Hess  of  Hel- 
lertown.  Pa.,  and  Paul  de  Schweinitz,  of  Bethlehem,  Pa., 
the  present  speaker.  . 

What  has  been  accomplished  in  these  twenty-nme  years. 
Is  the  purpose,  which  the  Founders  had  m  view,  being 
brought  to  fulfilment?  In  the  first  Annual  Meeting  o 
the  Society  held  in  Lancaster,  Pa.,  on  Wednesday,  April 
15  1891  a  Constitution  was  adopted,  the  second  Article 
of' which  sets  forth  the  object  of  the  Society's  existence, 
and  among  various  things  this  one  point  is  specially  em- 
phasized- "to  publish  documents  as  shall  set  torth  the 
part  belonging  to  the  Pennsylvania-  German  in  the  growth 
and  development  of  American  character,  institutions  and 


progress  " 


In  pursuance  of  this  purpose  twenty-seven  splendid  vol- 
umes, really  magnificently  illustrated,  largely  through  tne 
efforts  of  our  late  esteemed  Treasurer  and  President,  Julius 
F  Sachse  have  been  issued.  These  volumes  are  rich  m  his- 
torical and  genealogical  lore  and  have  thrown  a  flood  of 
lio-ht  on  the  real  character  and  worth  of  our  people,  and  ot 
the  part  thev  have  played  in  the  nation's  upbuilding. 
These  volumes  have  enjoyed  a  rather  wide  distribution  and 
have  found  their  way  into  many  libraries,  public  ana 

private.  „  _  y^. 

But  have  they  accomplished  their  purpose?    Ha=  tn 


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tack  which  the  Society  set  itself,  been  in  any  large  measure 
fulfilled?  Have  the  contents  of  these  volumes  permeated 
the  consciousness  of  the  American  people  general?  Has 
the  general  attitude  of  the  American  public  towards  the 
Pennsylvania-Germans  been  affected  to  any  great  extent? 

This  year  elaborate  celebrations  are  bemg  held  m  bng- 
land,  Holland  and  America  to  commemorate  the  tercente- 
nary of  the  landing  of  the  "Pilgrim  Fathers"  at  Plymouth 
in  1620    The  whole  nation  is  bemg  called  upon  to  share 
in  these  celebrations.    National  and  international  com- 
mittees have  been  formed.    The  "Pilgrim  Fathers  are 
beincv  presented  as  almost  the  sole  founders  ot  our  nation, 
and  to  them  is  being  ascribed  all  the  blessings  ot  religious 
and  civil  liberty,  which  we  enjoy,  and  all  our  progress  and 
wonderful  development  is  being  traced  to  them.    Do  you 
think  that  in  any  of  these  celebrations  any  reference  at  all 
will  be  made  to  those  heroic  pioneers,  who  had  such  a  large 
share  in  settling  and  developing  this  great  Commonwealth 
of  Pennsylvania,  and  who  played  an  essential  part  in  es- 
tablishing the  nation  in  the  War  of  Independence  and  at 
the  time  of  the  adoption  of  the  Federal  Constitution  and 
in  saving  the  Union  in  1861-65?    We  of  covirse  have  not 
the  sli-htest  desire  to  detract  from  the  honor  being  paid  to 
the  "Pilgrim  Fathers,"  and  we  rejoice  in  all  the  blessings 
that  have  flowed  to  this  nation  and  to  the  world  at  large, 
because  of  what  thev  did  and  because  of  the  principles 
which  thev  maintained.    But  it  is  well  to  remember,  tnat 
not  all  the  people  who  established  this  nation  and  made  it 
great  came  over  in  the  Mayftoiver. 

A  good,  genuine  Pennsylvania-German,  who  however 
now  resides  in  a  western  State,  wrote  to  me  some  weeks 
ago  and  suggested  that  it  might  be  a  good  thing  to  repub- 
lish' a  paper  read  before  this  Society  at  its  meeting  m 
York  on  October  11,  1893,  in  the  midst  of  these  "Pilgrim 
Fatliers"  celebrations,  to  call  attention  to  the  lact  that  some 
of  the  people  w-ho  came  over  in  the  good  ship  "Catharine 


Address  of  the  President  I3 

also  had  something  to  do  with  the  religious  development 
of  our  country,  as  well  as  those  who  came  over  m  the 
Mayflower.    The  paper  alluded  to  was  published  m  the 
fourth  volume  of  our  Proceedings  and  is  entitled  The 
German  Moravian  Settlements  in  Pennsylvama  1733-1800 
This  paper  covers  pages  54-72  inclusive  of  Volume  IV. 
Upon  the  receipt  of  this  letter  my  first  thought  was  to 
rehearse  the  substance  of  that  paper,  which  I  prepared 
in  1893,  as  the  main  part  of  my  presidential  address  at  this 
meeting     But  on  second  thoughts  I  will  content  myself 
with  referring  all  those  interested  to  Volume  IV.  of  our 
Proceedings,  page  54  and  following,  for  an  account  of  those 
German  Moravian  Pennsylvania  Pilgrims,  who  almost  two 
centuries  ago  "came  to  these  shores  prepared  to  give  and 
gave  their  lives  not  upon  field  of  battle,  but  in  the  heroical- 
ly unselfish  endeavor  to  build  up  the  moral,  intellectual  and 
spiritual  characters  of  the,  in  these  particulars,  destitute 
dwellers  in  this  since  then  so  richly  favored  Province  and 

State."  •  „ 

But  that  letter  did  bring  sharply  to  my  consciousness 
how  little  impression  we  have  after  all  made  upon  the  gen- 
eral American  writing  and  speaking  public,  and  that  the 
work  of  our  Society  is  by  no  manner  of  means  finished,  and 
that  only  a  very  small  beginning  has  been  made  towards 
fulfilling  one  of  the  primary  objects  of  its  existence. 

This  has  suggested  to  me  the  suitability  of  calling  to 
your  attention  an  almost  unknown  fact  of  American  his- 
tory. . 

If  I  were  to  ask:  "Which  is  the  first  American  Foreign 
Mission  Board  and  who  were  the  first  American  Foreign 
Missionaries?"  even  otherwise  well-informed  missionary 
students  would  instantly  arwvver:  "The  American  Board 
of  Commissioners  for  Foreign  Missions  of  Boston,  Mass., 
organized  1810  and  incorporated  1812,  and  the  first  mis- 
sionaries were  Adoniram  Judson  and  his  wife  Ann  Hassc  - 
tine  Judson."   And  yet  both  these  statements  are  incorrect. 


Xhe  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

The  first  American  missionary  society  was  'The  Society 
of  the  United  Brethren  for  Propagating  the  Gospel  among 
the  Heathen,"  the  incorporated  missionary  society  of  the 
Moravian  Church  in  America,  a  corporation  existing  by 
and  under  the  laws  of  the  Commonwealth  of  Pennsylvania, 
having  its  principal  office  in  Bethlehem,  Pa.    This  society 
was  organized  in  1745;  reorganized  in   1787,  and  incor- 
porated by  special  act  of  the  Legislature  of  the  State  of 
Pennsylvania,  Wednesday,  Februarys  27,  1788,  twenty-four 
years  before  the  American  Board  secured  its  charter.  The 
legislature  of  Massachusetts  strongly  opposed  the  granting 
of  a  charter  to  the  American  Board,  and  it  was  only  after 
a  prolonged  struggle  that  the  charter  was  finally  granted 
on  June  20,   1812,  while    the   Pennsylvania  legislature 
cheerfully  and  gladly  granted  this  Moravian  Society  its 
charter  almost  a  quarter  of  a  century  earlier,  and  granted 
it  such  wide  powers  and  functions,  that  it  has  never  been 
necessary  to  apply  for  an  amendment  to  its  charter  in  all 
these  132  years. 

Adoniram  Judson  and  wife,  Ann  Hasseltine  Judson, 
sailed  from  Salem,  Mass.,  for  Calcutta,  India,  on  February 
19,  1812,  and  they  have  ever  been  held  to  be  the  first 
American  Foreign  Missionaries,  and  have  been  celebrated 
in  song,  and  story,  and  history  and  monuments,  and  the 
supposed  fact,  that  they  were  the  first  American  Foreign 
Missionaries,  has  been  cut  in  stone  and  cast  in  bronze. 

But  Susan  Elizabeth  Funk,  born  in  Germantown,  Penn- 
sylvania, Novmber  18,  1721,  married  to  George  Kaske 
on  !^Iay  18,  1746,  went  that  year  as  a  Foreign  Missionary 
to  Berbice,  Demerara  (British  Guiana),  South  America,  66 
years  before  the  Judsons  went  to  India. 

Eight  years  ago  a  friendly,  fraternal  controversy  sprang 
up  between  the  American  Board  of  Boston,  Mass.  (the 
Foreign  ^^li^sion  Board  of  the  Congregationalist  Church), 
and  the  ^.loravian  Board  of  Bethlehem,  Pa.,  on  this  point. 
The  American  Board  claimed  that  the  Moravian  Board 


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worked  only  among  the  Indians  of  this  country,  and  there- 
fore that  it  was  not  a  Foreign  Mission  Board,  and  even  if 
it  did  send  out  missionaries  abroad,  they  were  Germans, 
and  not  Americans.     This  friendly  controversy  sprang 
out  01  some  articles  in  The  Sunday-School  Times.  The 
late  Rev.  William  H.  Romig,  at  that  time  Pastor  of  the 
Moravian  Church  at  Easton,  Pa.,  took  the  matter  up,  and 
induced  the  present  speaker  to  get  the  Archivists  of  the 
Church,  Dr.  Josef  Mueller  of  Herrnhut,  Saxony,  and  Dr. 
William  Schwartze  of  Bethlehem,  Pa.,  to. make  investiga- 
tions, which  resulted  in  rescuing  from  oblivion  the  names 
not  of  one  or  tz.'o  native-born  American  Moravian  Foreign 
Missionaries,  who  went  forth  from  this  country  to  preach 
the  Gospel  in  foreign  parts  before  iVdoniram  Judson  sailed, 
but  of  seventeen.    Many  more  missionaries  went  out,  but 
all  these  were  American  born,  and  with  two  or  three  ex- 
ception all  Pennsylvania  born,  and  went  forth  from  Beth- 
lehem,   Pa.     With    characteristic  Pennsylvania-German 
reticence  their  going  forth  was  marked  by  no  blare  of 
trumpets,  and  their  names  were  forgotten  even  in  their 
own  Church,  being  buried  in  their  Archives,  but  the  fruit 
of  their  labors  remains  in  the  islands  of  the  sea  and  in  the 
uttermost  parts  of  the  earth,  and  their  deeds,  and  their 
names,  are  recorded  in  the  archives  of  heaven. 

In  an  editorial  of  some  length  in  The  Sunday-School 
Times  of  May  24,  1913,  the  editor  graciously  admits  that 
the  priority  of  missionary  fame  belongs  to  these  Pennsyl- 
vania-German Moravians;  the  Secretary  of  the  American 
■  Board,  not  quite  so  graciously,  admits  that  the  historic 
facts  can  not  be  denied,  but  asserts  that  the  American 
Board  had  much  more  influence  in  developing  the  mission- 
ary awakening  of  America  than  the  Moravian  Board, 
which  we  will  modestly  and  cheerfully  admit.  But  the 
fact  remains  that  at  least  seventeen  native-born  Am.encans, 
Pennsylvanians,  went  out  as  foreign  missionaries,  beiore 
Adoniram  Judson  sailed  from  Salem,  Mass.,  for  Caluctta. 


jhe  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

India,  on  February  19,  1812.  So,  as  the  Rev.  Mr.  Romig 
write  at  the  time,  "the  honor  comes  back  from  New  Eng- 
land to  Pennsylvania." 

The  list  of  these  seventeen  missionaries,  with  very  brief 
biographical  notes,  appeared  in  the  Church  paper  The 
Morazian  of  the  issue  of  September  4,  1912.  It  ^MOuld 
be  very  drv  reading  to  repeat  that  list  now,  but  the  names 
are  worthy  of  record,  and  if  this  address  is  to  appear  m  the 
published  Proceedings  of  our  Society,  then  the  list  should 
be  inserted  here,  for  surely  these  Pennsylvania-Germans 
are  worthy  of  all  honor,  and  their  names  should  be  per- 
petuated. 

In  the  article  alluded  to  the  Rev.  Mr.  Romig  writes  as 
foUow^s : 

••The  storv  of  these  early  missionaries  should  be  told  in  such  a 
form  that  it  will  become  not  only  a  part  of  the  history  of  the  Mo- 
ravian Church  but  of  the  history  of  America.  There  is  many  a 
story  of  heroic  devotion  hidden  in  the  shelves  of  Moravian  archives 
in  different  places  that  should  be  put  into  such  a  form  that  it  will 
become  a  part  of  the  general- missionary  literature  of  the  Christian 
Church.  The  contributions  to  history  made  by  these  recent  re- 
searches and  in  this  communication  have  their  value,  but  after  all 
they  only  form  a  record  in  outline,  and  cannot  but  prove  to  be  dry 
reading  to  many.  Nevertheless  with  the  hope  that  it  may  con- 
tribute to  correct  history  and  may  encourage  others  to  restore  these 
devoted  men  and  women  to  a  living  place  in  our  literature,  the  list 
is  given  with  the  names  in  the  order  of  the  time  of  their  service. 

1  SrsAN  Elizabeth  Kaske,  m.n.  Funk,  born  in  Germantown, 
Pa  November  18,  1721;  was  converted  under  the  preaching  of  Count 
Zii^endorf  in  1741;  removed  to  Bethlehem,  Pa.,  in  1743;  was  mar- 
ried to  George  Kaske,  missionary  to  Berbice,  British  Guiana,  South 
America.  May  18,  1746.  She  served  in  this  mission  till  1763.  She 
died  at  Bethlehem.  Pa..  July  28,  1804.  Her  husband  died  at  Nazareth, 
in  June,  1795. 

To  Susan  Elizabeth  Kaske  probably  belongs  the  honor  of  being 
the  first  Protestant  American  Missionary  to  foreign  lands.  If  so, 
the  honor  goes  to  a  woman  whose  life's  story,  so  far  as  the  wTiter 
knows  has  never  been  published.    She  went  to  the  mission  Seld 


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sixty-six  years  before  the  time  of  Adoniram  Judson  and  his  wife, 
Ann  Hasseltine. 

2  Mary  Heap,  second  wife  of  Joseph  Shaw,  a  member  of  the 
First  Moravian  Church  of  Philadelphia,  Pa.  The  place  and  date  of  her 
birth  is  not  given,  but  she  was  an  American.  She  perished  at  sea 
with  her  husband  in  October,  1747,  on  their  way  to  St.  Thomas,  in 
the  West  Indies.  Joseph  Shaw  was  born  in  Little  Ryder  Street,  near 
St  James,  London,  England.  He  came  to  Philadelphia  from  Lon- 
don on  the  ship  Catherine,  Capt.  Thomas  Gladman,  arriving  June  7, 
1743.  He  was  a  school  teacher  at  the  Indian  Mission  at  Shecomeko, 
1745-1746,  and  later  pastor  at  Walpack  in  the  Jersey  Minnesinks. 
His  first  wife  was  Mar^^  Jones,  of  the  First  Moravian  Church,  of 
Philadelphia.  Their  sad  fate  in  some  storm  at  sea  arouses  our  in- 
terest.   We  would  like  to  learn  more  of  them. 

3.  John  Levering,  born  in  Philadelphia,  in  December,  1723.  He 
was  a  grandson  of  Gerhard  Levering,  one  of  the  pioneers  of  Rox- 
borough,  Philadelphia.  He  entered  the  home  mission  work  in  Penn- 
sylvania. In  June,  1756,  he  was,  ^-ith  his  wife,  stationed  in  the 
Moravian  School  at  Nazareth.  In  February,  1759,  he  sailed  for 
Jamaica.  West  Indies,  where  he  died,  after  a  short  service  in  the 
mission. 

John  Levering  was  probably  the  first  American  to  go  as  an  or- 
dained missionary  to  the  heathen  in  foreign  lands.  He  probably 
belonged  to  the  well-known  Levering  family,  of  which  the  Hon. 
Joshua  Levering,  of  Baltimore,  Md.,  and  the  late  Bishop  J.  M. 
Levering,  D.D.,  of  Bethlehem,  Pa.,  were  the  most  distinguished 
members. 

4.  Sa£.^h  Bechtel,  wife  of  John  Levering,  was  the  daughter  of 
John  Bechtel,  of  Germantown,  Philadelphia,  who  united  with  the 
Moravians,  under  Count  Zinzendorf's  ministry.  After  John  Lever- 
ing's  death,  she  remained  in  Jamaica  and  in  1761  married  John 
Merk,  a  missionary  and  native  of  Switzerland.  They  returned  at 
a  later  time  to  Bethlehem,  Pa.,  where  John  Merk  died  in  1796. 

5.  John  Antes,  born  March  24,  1740,  in  Frederick  Township. 
Philadelphia,  missionary  to  Cairo,  Egypt,  from  1769  to  1782,  died 
in  Bristol,  England,  in  1811. 

John  Antes  was  a  famous  missionary;  he  belonged  to  the  pio- 
neer mission  to  Egypt  which  failed  after  heroic  efforts,  and  after 
John  Antes  had  suffered  the  tortures  of  the  bastinado  which  made 
him  lame  for  life. 
It  is  noticeable  that  these  first  American  missionaries  were  na- 


j3  The  Pennsylvania-Gemian  Society. 

tive  Philadelphians.    The  city,  and  especially  the  Moravian  Churcb 
of  Philadelphia,  is  honored  by  the  record  that  they  made. 

6  M^BiA  Mabgaset  Auebbach,  m.n.  Zerb,  was  born  at  Tul- 
pehocken.  Pa.,  October  3,  1728;  was  married  to  her  third  husband, 
John  Christian  Auerbach,  in  1769,  and  served  with  him  in  the 
Danish  West  Indian  Mission  till  1792.    She  died  at  Bethlehem,  Pa. 

7.  John  Bbuckeb,  born  at  Nazareth,  Pa.,  July  12,  1750;  mis- 
sionary  in  the  Danish  West  Indies  from  1771  to  1778.  Died  Octo- 
ber 12.  1778,  on  the  Island  of  St.  Thomas. 

8.  A>-NA  Masia  Ji:ngma>'N,  wife  of  John  Brucker,  born  at  Beth- 
lehem. Pa.,  March  10,  1746,  married  on  the  island  of  St.  Thomas  in 
March,  1775,  and  died  at  New  Herrnhut,  St.  Thomas,  December 
29,  1782. 

9.  DA\^D  Beck,  born  near  Savannah,  Georgia,  September  21,  1744. 
From  1773  to  1780,  missionary  to  the  Danish  West  Indies.  Died 
January  9,  1780,  at  Friedrichsthal,  on  the  island  of  St.  Croix.  His 
wife  was  born  in  Greenland. 

10.  John  P^sedeeick  Schlegel,  born  at  Nazareth,  Pa.,  June  9, 
1753.  From  1785  to  1791,  missionary  on  the  islands  of  St.  Croix  and 
St.  Jan.    Died  May  30,  1805,  at  Graceham,  Marj-land. 

11.  Anna  Rosina  Mack,  wife  of  John  F.  Schlegel,  was  born  at 
Patchogue,  Long  Island,  New  W^ork,  August  15,  1761,  married  May 
9,  17S5,  and  died  at  Bethlehem,  Pa.,  December  4,  1831. 

12.  Samuel  Steup,  born  at  Gnadenthal,  near  Nazareth,  Decem- 
ber 19.  1757.  From  1789  to  1791,  missionary  on  the  island  of 
Antigua.    Died  August  15,  1822,  at  Bethlehem,  Pa. 

13.  Anna  Kbogsteup,  wife  of  Samuel  Steup,  born  at  Bethle- 
hem. Pa.,  March  15,  1758;  married  at  Bethlehem,  April  28,  1789; 
died  before  her  husband,  but  date  not  given. 

14.  Christine  Fritz,  m.n.  Loesch,  born  in  Tulpehocken,  Pa., 
June  26,  1733.  married  to  John  Christian  Fritz  in  1774  and  served 
with  him  in  the  mission  on  the  island  of  Barbados,  from  17S9  to 
1793.    She  died  at  Nazareth,  November  22,  1806. 

15.  Agnes  Reichel,  m.n.  Peters,  born  at  Nazareth,  Pa.,  Septem- 
ber 18,  1762.  Was  married  to  John  Frederick  Reichel  in  May,  1791, 
and  served  in  the  mission  on  the  islands  of  St.  Kitts  and  Antigua 
until  her  death  at  Gracebay,  Antigua,  January  23,  1798. 

16.  Sus-vN  Catherine  Elizabeth  Schl-xtz,  m.n.  Loesch,  was 
born  at  Nazareth,  Pa.,  July  31.  1771.  She  was  married  in  October, 
1799,  to  Theodore  Schultz  and  served  in  the  mission  in  Surinam, 
South  America,  from  1799  to  1807.  She  died  at  Salem,  North  Caro- 
lina, in  1855.    Her  husband  died  at  the  same  place  in  1850. 


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19 


17.  Hannah  L»angballe,  m.  n.  Warner,  was  born  at  Gnadenhut- 
ten.  Pa.,  in  1771.  She  was  married  to  Thomas  Langballe,  mission- 
ary to  Surinam,  in  1805,  and  died  there  August  1,  1806. 

This  completes  the  list  of  American  missionaries  who  served  in 
Moravian  Mission  fields  prior  to  the  year  1812,  as  far  as  is  at  pres- 
ent known.  Nothing  is  noted  in  it  concerning  those  who  served 
as  missionaries  among  the  Indians  of  our  own  country  or  concern- 
ng  foreign  bom  missionaries.  Our  friends  of  other  Churches  have 
a  noble  record  in  the  first  American  missionaries  sent  out  by  the 
American  Board.  We  would  not  take  away  their  honor  nor  dimin- 
ish it.  Those  devoted  men  and  women  deserve  even  wider  recog- 
nition than  they  have  received.  Correct  history,  however,  will 
place  the  American  missionaries,  of  the  Moravian  Church,  in  point 
of  time  at  least,  in  advance  of  them.  We  Moravians,  however,  can- 
not live  on  the  honors  that  our  spiritual  forefathers  fairly  won  by 
consecrated  and  devoted  service.  If  we  would  keep  up  the  pace 
that  they  have  set  for  us  in  missions  at  home  and  abroad  it  will 
require  devotion  and  sacrifice." 
Boston,  Pa.,  Ausrust  27,  1912. 

It  will  be  noted  that  the  majority  of  these  are  Petinsyl- 
vanians,  and  Pennsylvanians  of  German  descent. 

Thus  theoretically  these  facts  have  been  before  the 
American  public  eight  years,  but  no  perceptible  impression 
has  been  created,  and  I  still  hear  the  American  Board 
spoken  of  as  the  oldest  American  Foreign  Mission  Board 
even  by  my  colleagues  of  the  Committee  of  Reference  and 
Counsel,  the  executive  of  the  Foreign  Mission  Conference 
of  North  America.  And  this  in  spite  of  the  fact  that  in 
the  Year  Book  published  by  the  Foreign  Missions  Confer- 
ence the  Society  for  Propagating  the  Gospel  is  properly 
and  correctly  listed. 

A  short  time  ago  the  genial  secretary  of  the  Board  of 
Foreign  Missions  of  the  Reformxed  Church  in  America  ad- 
vised me  to  advertise  this  historic  fact  in  some  strikmg 
way.  Following  his  suggestion  I  have  since  then  inserted 
on  the  official  letter  head  of  the  Society  for  Propagating 
the  Gospel  in  red  ink  the  line: 

"Organized  1745;  Reorganized  1787; 
Incorporated  1788." 


20  The  Pennsylvania^German  Society. 

Let  us  hope  that  this  will  gradually  percolate  even  unto 
New  England!  ^ 

But  all  this  brings  me  back,  so  to  speak,  to  my  origmal 
text,  that  our  Society  still  has  a  great  work  to  do.  We 
need  to  dig  out  of  forgotten  documents  and  records,  what 
our  people  have  done  for  the  welfare  of  our  State  and 
nation  and  of  the  world  at  large,  and  then  publish  the 
same,  'and  persistently  call  attention  to  the  same.  Not  m 
any  spirit  of  vainglorious  boasting,  but  in  order  that  proper 
recognition  may  be  given  to  all  the  elements  that  have  built 
up  our  national  greatness,  and  in  order  that  the  valuable 
traits  of  Pennsylvania-German  character  may  be  made 
available  and  utilized  for  the  State  and  nation  in  both  its 
national  and  international  relationships. 


The  Secretary,  Dr.  D.  W.  Nead,  of  Reading,  then  sub- 
mitted the  following: 

Annual  Report  of  the  Secretary. 
To  THE  Officers  and  Members  of  the  Pennsylvania- 
German  Society: 

As  you  all  know,  for  the  three  years  last  past  the  Annual 
Meetings  of  the  Society  have  been  omitted.  This  was  not 
done  without  considerable  thought  and  debate  among  the 
members  of  the  Executive  Committee,  and  such  a  course 
was  only  decided  upon  because  it  was  felt  that  the  best  in- 
terests 'of  the  Societly  demanded  it.  There  was  some 
critici.sm  of  this  action  of  the  Executive  Committee  on  the 
part  of  some  of  the  members,  but  the  Committee  felt  that 
its  action  was  fully  justified. 

During  these  years  the  Executive  Committee  has  not 
been  idle.  Four  regular  quarterly  meetings  have  been  held 
each  year.  During  1920  the  meetings  were  held  on  January 
22,  at  Philadelphia;  April  21,  at  Philadelphia;  June  25,  at 
Reading,  and  October  8,  at  Ephrata. 


Report  of  the  Secretary. 


21 


The  business  of  the  Society  has  been  looked  after  as 
carefully  as  in  other  years.  The  financial  condition  of  the 
Society  is  excellent,  as  will  be  more  fully  explained  by  the 
Treasurer. 

During  the  past  year  the  Society  has  met  with  an  irre- 
parable loss  in  the  deaths  of  Rev.  Dr.  Theodore  E.  Schmauk 
and  Dr.  Julius  F.  Sachse.  Both  of  these  gentlemen  were 
among  the  Founders  of  the  Society  and  during  its  entire 
existence  were  members  of  the  Executive  Committee,  Dr. 
Schmauk  being  chairman  of  the  committee  for  twenty-twt> 
years.  During  the  entire  life  of  the  Society  Dr.  Sachse  has 
had  charge  of  the  preparation  and  illustration  of  the  annual 
volumes.  Their  loss  is  a  serious  blow  and  it  calls  for  closer 
cooperation  on  the  part  of  the  members  of  the  Society  in 
order  that  the  high  standard  of  the  Society's  work  may 
be  maintained. 

Since  our  last  meeting  the  following  members  have  died : 

William  Adam  Seibert,  M.  D.,  October  7,  1919. 

Rev.  Charles  Samuel  Wieand,  October  7,  1919. 

Andrew  Hamilton  McClintock,  October  7,  1919. 

William  Lincoln  Shindel,  M.D.,  October  26,  1919. 

Julius  Friedrich  Sachse,  Litt.D.,  November  15,  1919. 

Rev.  Eli  Keller,  D.D.,  December  31,  1919. 

Frank  Melchior  Horn,  February  19,  1920. 

Rev.  Jacob  Fry,  D.D.,  February  19,  1920. 

Luther  Jackson  Bricker,  March  7,  1920. 

Rev.  Theodore  Emanuel  Schmauk,  D.D.,  LL.D., 
March  23,  1920. 

W^illiam  Edelman,  March  24,  1920. 

George  Steinman,  March  31,  1920. 

William  Jacob  Heller,  April  1,  1920. 

Rev.  Myron  Oscar  Rath,  May  6,  1920. 

Samuel  Philips  Heilman,  M.D.,  September  11,  1920. 

The  Society  lost  through  other  causes  during  the  year: 
Marcus  S.  Hottenstein, 


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The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Samuel  Shoemaker, 
Rev.  Harry  C.  Kline, 
Rev.  Aaron  C.  R.  Keiter, 
J.  Kennedy  Stout, 
John  S.  Gleim. 

'  At  the  meeting  of  the  Executive  Committee  in  October, 
IqVs  Rev  Dr.  Jacob  Fry  resigned  the  position  o  presa- 
fe  t'a^d  Albert  K.  Hostetter  and  Franklin  A.  Uck^-e- 
si^ned  as  vice-presidents.  Their  places  v.'ere  filled  b>  .ne 
Son  of  Rev.  Dr.  L.  Kryder  Evans  as  pres.d^n  and 
Dr.  Frank  Reid  Diffendertter  and  Ed^vard  h.  Renin  er 
as  vice-presidents.  At  the  meeting  m  October^  1919.  Dr. 
Evans  resigned  as  president  and  Rev.  Paul  de  Schweinuz, 
D  D   was  elected  to  till  the  vacancy. 

Our  president  has  just  said  that  the  work  ot  the  Penn- 
svK-ania-German  Society  is  not  completed;  th^t  there  . 
much  vet  to  be  done,  and  I  want  to  impress  that  f.ct 
r  our  minds.  The  Society  has  established  a  h.gh  -pu  a- 
uon  on  account  of  its  publications  w^ach  we 
tain.    Not  long  ago  the  librarian  ot  one  ot  tne  -^se-t  'i 
braries  in  New  England  told  a  gentleman  that  the  Penn- 
sylvania-German Society  issued  the  finest  volume,  ot  any 
patriotic  organization.    This  is  high  praise,  but  we  ma., 
have  the  co-operation  of  our  members  to  maintain  it  As 
tl  ancient  Israelites  could  not  make  bricks  without  straps 
..-e  cannot  print  books  unless  we  have  the  ma  erial  to  put 
into  them.   There  is  plenty  of  material  to  work  on  and  no 
lack  of  good  writers  to  work  up  this  material.  What 
want  i«  to  get  the  members  interested.    Try  to  get  some 
new  m'embers  and  make  up  your  mind  to  write  a  paper  on 
some  subject  of  historic  interest,  and  then  take  up  t.e 
matter  with  the  Secretary. 

Daniel  W.  Nead, 

Secretary. 


Report  of  the  Treasurer 


23 


Report  of  the  Treasurer. 

The  Treasurer,  Dr.  J.  E.  Burnett  Buckenham,  then  pre- 
sented the  following  report: 

Report  of  the  Treasurer  of  the  Pennsylvania- 
German  Society. 
October  4,  ipip — September  jo,  ip20. 
Db. 

Balance  in  the  Penn  National  Bank,  October  3,  1919   $1,749.65 


Receipts: 

Annual  dues   $766.50 

Interest  on  Bonds    103.74 

Publications  sold    48.00  918.24 


$2,667.89 

Ck. 

Dues,  Pennsylvania  Federation  of  Historical  So- 
cieties, 1920    2.00 

Penn  National  Bank,  safe  deposit  box   5.00 

Insurance  on  Proceedings   11.25 

Postage,  expressage  and  stationery.  Secretary. . .  10.00 
P.  C.  Stockhausen,  printing,  stationery  and  half- 
tones   113.00 

Electro-Tint  Engraving  Co.,  zinc  plate   2.53 

W.  H.  Hoskins,  stationery   6.00 

New  Era  Printing  Co.,  postage  and  sundries. ....  4.63 


154.41 

Balance  in  the  Penn  National  Bank,  September  30,  1920  $2,513.48 

$2,667.89 

Assets. 

2  Electric  &  Peoples  Traction  Company  4  per  cent  Bonds, 

$500.00  each   $1,000.00 

1  United  States  Liberty  Loan  Bond,  $1,000.00   1,000.00 

$2,000.00 

Respectfully  submitted, 
(Signed)    J.  E.  Burnett  Buckenham, 

Treasurer. 


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The  Secretary  then  presented  the  following  report  of  the 
Auditing  Committee : 

We,  the  undersigned,  appointed  by  the  President  of  the 
Pennsylvania-German  Society  to  audit  the  accounts  of  the 
Treasurer,  J.  E.  Burnett  Buckenham,  M.D.,  namely,  from 
Oct.  1,  1918,  to  October  3,  1919,  and  from  Oct.  4,  1919,  to 
Sept.  30,  1920,  do  hereby  report  that  we  have  examined  the 
said  accounts  and  find  them  correct,  principal  and  income, 
items  of  charge  and  discharge  contained  therein  and  that 
the  assets  of  the  said  Society  are  as  stated  in  said  accounts. 

(Signed)    Alfred  Percival  Smith, 
(Signed)    Ulysses  S.  Koons, 
(Signed)    Henry  S.  Borneman, 
October  6,  1920.  Auditors. 

Election  of  Officers. 
During  the  three  years  that  no  annual  meetings  were 
held,  some  of  the  officers  whose  terms  had  expired,  were 
re-appointed  by  the  Executive  Committee.  Whereupon  on 
motion  the  action  of  said  committee  was  ratified  and 
approved. 

The  next  business  being  the  election  of  officers.  Dr.  H. 
M.  M.  Richards,  Chairman  of  the  Executive  Committee, 
presented  the  following  nominations: 

President: 
General  Harry'  C.  Trexler 

Vice-Presidents: 
Hon.  Charles  I.  Landis,  LL.D. 
Hon.  Henry  C.  Conrad,  LL.D. 

Secretary: 
Daniel  W.  Nead,  M.D. 


Treasurer: 
J.  E.  Burnett  Buckenham,  M.D. 


Report  of  the  Secretary. 


25 


Executive  Committee. 
Terms  expire  1922. 
Rev.  George  W.  Sandt,  D.D., 
Porter  W.  Shimer,  Ph.D., 
.William  M.  Schnure. 

Terms  expire  1923. 
H.  M.  M.  Richards,  Litt.D., 
Alfred  Percival  Smith,  Esq., 
Ulysses  S.  Koons,  Esq. 

Terms  expire  1924. 
Elmer  E.  S.  Johnson,  Ph.D., 
Henry  S,  Borneman,  Esq., 
Charles  R.  Roberts. 

Terms  expire  1925. 
George  A.  Gorgas,  Ph.G. 
Rev.  John  Baer  Stoudt, 
H.  WiNSLOW  Fegley. 

There  being  no  further  nominations,  on  motion  the  action 
of  the  Executive  Committee  in  re-appointing  members  of 
that  committee  during  the  years  in  which  no  annual  meet- 
ings were  held,  vras  approved  and  on  further  motion  the 
Secretary  was  instructed  to  cast  the  ballot  for  those  placed 
in  nomination  at  this  meeting,  and  they  were  declared  duly, 
elected. 

Mr.  H.  Winslow  Fegley,  of  Reading,  then  read  a  paper 
entitled  "Among  Some  of  the  Older  Mills  in  Eastern  Penn- 
sylvania," after  which  Prof.  Marcus  B.  Lambert,  of  Allen- 
town,  described  to  the  members  the  plan  he  was  pursuing 
in  making  a  Pennsylvania-German  Dictionary.  He  said 
that  his  collection  of  Pennsylvania-German  words  already 
numbered  more  than  twice  as  many  as  were  contained  in 


26  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

all  the  other  lexicons  published,  and  he  asked  the  assist- 
ance of  the  members  of  the  Society  in  gathering  other 
words,  particularly  such  as  were  peculiar  to  certam  lo- 
calities. 

A  resolution  was  adopted  thanking  the  officers  and  mem- 
bers of  Bethany  Reformed  Church  of  Ephrata  for  the 
privilege  of  holding  the  meeting  in  their  building,  after 
whichrat  4:30  P.  M.,  the  meeting  adjourned. 

Daniel  W.  Nead, 

Secretary. 


Biograpbical  Sketcbes  of  Deceaseb 
riDembers  of  tbe  penns^lvania^^ 
German  Society 

William  Adam  Seibert,  M.D. 
Rev.  Charles  Samuel  Wieand. 
Andrew  Hamilton  McClintock,  Esq. 
•  William  Lincoln  Shindel,  M.D. 
Julius  Friedrich  Sachse,  Litt.D.  ^  :    ;  . 

Rev.  Eli  Keller,  D.D. 
Frank  Melchior  Horn. 
Rev.  Jacob  Fry,  D.D. 
Luther  Jackson  Bricker. 

Rev.  Theodore  Emanuel  Schmauk,  DD.,  LL.D. 
William  Edelman.  : 
George  Stein  man. 
William  Jacob  Heller. 
Rev.  Myron  Oscar  Rath. 
Samuel  Philips  Heilman,  M.D. 


Biographical  Sketches  of  Deceased  Members. 


29 


Waiiam  Adam  Siebert,  M.D. 

Dr.  William  Adam  Seibert  was  born  February  10,  1859, 
in  Lowhill  township,  Lehigh  county,  Pa.,  and  passed  away 
at  Easton,  Pa.,  October  7,  1919.    He  was.  descended  from 
colonial  Pennsylvania-German  stock  on  both  his  father's 
and  mother's  side,  and  from  both  eligible  to  membership  in 
the  Pennsylvania-German   Society,  to  which  he  was  ad- 
mitted July  19,  1899.    His  paternal  emigrant  ancestor  was 
Nicholas  Seibert,  born  in  South  Prussia  1716  and  came  to 
America  in  1738.    He  was  the  son  of  Owen  and  Matilda 
(Miller)  Seibert,  who  moved  to  Easton  during  his  early 
life,  and  that  city  later  became  the  scene  of  his  long  and 
distinguished  career.    In  1875  he  graduated  at  the  Stevens 
Institute  of  Business  and  in  1878  from  Traugh's  Academy, 
Easton,  Pa.,  where  he  prepared  for  entrance  to  Lafayette 
College,  from  which  he  was  graduated  with  honor  in  the 
class  of  1882.    After  leaving  college  he  began  the  study  of 
medicine  in  the  office  of  that  American  pioneer  of  Homeo- 
pathy, Dr.  Henry  Detwiller.    He  graduated  from  the  Bos- 
ton University  School  of  Medicine  in  1885  and  then  served 
on  the  staflF  of  the  Grove  Hill  Hospital  and  the  Massachu- 
setts Homeopathic  Hospital.    He  returned  to  Easton  in 
1887  and  entered  upon  the  practice  of  his  profession. 

Dr.  Seibert  was  held  in  the  highest  esteem,  alike  by  his 
professional  brethren,  his  patients  and  the  community.  His 
earnestness  and  progressive  spirit  made  him  an  important 
factor  in  medical  matters  whether  local,  state  or  national  ni 
scope.  As  a  writer  in  the  field  of  Materia  Medica  his  work 
received  the  most  thoughtful  and  appreciative  consideration. 


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Dr  Siebert  filled  many  offices  in  county,  state  and  na- 
tional Medical  Societies,  always  serving  with  tidelity  and 
zeal  As  president  of  the  Pennsylvania  State  Society  and 
of  the  Lehigh  Valley  Homeopathic  Medical  Society  his  in- 
fluence was  marked.  He  was  a  trustee  of  the  State  Homeo- 
pathic Hospital  of  Ritters^411e,  Pa.,  from  its  inception,  tak- 
ing an  active  interest  in  everything  pertaining  to  its  de- 
velopment and  success. 

Dr  Seibert  was  twice  married,  first  to  Miss  Rosa  A., 
daughter  of  William  and  Ann  E.  (Shimer)  Werkheiser, 
who  died  in  1897,  leaving  one  daughter,  Anna,  now  Mrs. 
Ernest  WyckofT.  His  second  wife,  who  survives  him.  w^as 
Miss  Adelaide  Korndoerfer,  daughter  of  Dr.  Augustus 
Korndoerfer  of  Philadelphia. 

It  is  no  exaggeration  to  say  that  Dr.  Seibert  was  an  ideal 
physician,  respected  by  his  fellow  practioners  of  both 
schools,  and  loved  by  all  those  who  were  so  fortunate  as  to 
come  under  his  sympathy  and  skilful  care. 

P.  W.  S. 


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I 


Biogrg-phiccU  Sketches  of  Deceased  Members.  3 


Rev.  Charles  Samuel  Wieand. 

Rev.  Charles  Samuel  Wieand  was  born  at  Old  Zionsville, 
Lehigh  county,  Pa.,  February  28,  1848,  and  after  retiring 
from  the  active  ministry  moved  to  Philadelphia,  where  he 
passed  away  October  7,  1919.    He  was  the  son  of  Charles 
W.  Wieand  (1809-1890)  and  Susan  Krauss  (1811-1877), 
both  families  tracing  back  into  Germany,  and  through  both 
he   was    eligible  to  membership    in    the  Pennsylvania- 
German  Society,  of  which  he  w^s  made  a  member  October 
2,  1902.   His  grandfather  David  Wieand  was  born  1781  and 
died  1865.    His  great-grandfather,  Wendel  Wieand  (1757- 
1822),  was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolutionary  war,  enlisting  in 
his  country's  service  at  the  age  of  19  years.   It  appears  that 
while  in  the  army  he  was  taken  sick  and  was  invalided 
home,  and  therefore  his  name  does  not  appear  on  the  roster 
of  his  company  at  the  time  it  was  mustered  out  of  service. 
The  family  tradition  is  that  in  1779  he  was  with  the  expedi- 
tion against  the  Indians  at  Wyoming.    His  emigrant  an- 
cestor w*as  Johann  Jost  Wiegant,  who  was  born  in  Germany. 

His  mother  was  the  daughter  of  Andrew  Krauss  (1771- 
1841),  and  the  grand-daughter  of  Balthaser  Kraus  who  was 
born  in  Germany.  His  mother's  ancestor  on  her  mother's 
side  was  Rev.  Christopher  Schultz,  the  first  minister  of  the 
Schwenkfelders  in  America,  born  at  Upper  Harpersdorf. 
Duchy  of  Liegnitz,  Silesia,  March  26,  1718,  landing  at  Phila- 
delphia September  22,  1734,  with  other  Schv/enkfelders ;  he 
died  at  Hereford,  Berks  county.  May  9,  1789.  (See^Genea- 
logical  Record  of  the  Schwenkfelder  families,  page  173.) 
Rev.  Charles  Samuel  Wieand  was  educated  in  the  com- 


32  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society, 

mon  schools  and  in  the  Allentown  Academy,  after  which 
he  taught  in  the  public  schools.  He  prepared  for  college  at 
Freeland  Seminary  and  entered  Franklin  &  Marshall  Col- 
lege, graduating  in  1874.  In  1875  he  founded  Perkiomen 
Seminary  at  Pennsburg,  Pa.,  serving  there  for  nine  years, 
during  which  time  he  prepared  for  the  ministry  under  the 
Rev.  Dr.  C.  Z.  Weiser.  He  was  licensed  to  preach  in  1880, 
and  ordained  to  the  Christian  ministry  in  1883,  and  then 
installed  as  pastor  of  Chestnut  Hill  Church,  Lehigh  county, 
Pa.,  which  he  served  for  one  year.  In  1884  he  accepted  a 
call  from  Zion's  Reformed  Church  at  Pottstown,  Pa., 
where  he  served  for  24  years.  During  the  five  years  fol- 
lowing he  was  supply  pastor  of  three  vacant  charges, 
Schwenksville,  Great  Swamp  at  Chestnut  Hill  and  Shenkel. 
In  1913  he  accepted  a  call'from  the  Shenkel  charge  and  was 
again  installed  as  a  regular  pastor,  serving  there  until  1917, 
when  he  retired  from  active  service  and  moved  to  Phila- 
delphia. He  was  held  in  high  esteem  by  the  ministers  of 
the  Reformed  church,  as  shown  by  the  fact  that  for  25  years 
he  was  the  stated  clerk  of  Goshenhoppen  Classis,  and  for 
14  years  served  also  as  its  treasurer. 

On  July  1,  1895,  he  married  Miss  Leonora  M.  Sell,  who 
died  November  10,  1916.  He  is  survived  by  two  daughters, 
Irma  C.  of  West  Philadelphia  High  School  for  Girls,  and 
Helen  E.,  wife  of  Dr.  S.  V.  Cole,  president  of  Wheaton  Col- 
lege, Norton,  Mass.  His  body  lies  buried  in  his  family 
plot  at  East  Greenville,  Pa. 

B.  F.  F.  Jr. 


Biographical  Sketches  of  Deceased  Members.  33 


Andrew  Hamilton  McClintock. 

Andrew  Hamilton  McClintock  was  born  at  Wilkes-Barre, 
Pennsylvania,  December  12,  1852,  and  died  there  October 
7,  1919.  He  was  the  only  son  of  Andrew  Todd  McClintock, 
Esq.  (1810-1892),  whose  ancestry  traces  back  into  Ireland, 
and  his  wife  Augusta  Cist  (1814-1895),  whose  ancestry 
traces  through  the  HoUenback's  back  into  Germany,  and 
through  whom  he  was  eligible  for  membership  in  the  Penn- 
sylvania-German Society,  to  which  he  was  elected  a  mem- 
ber April  20,  1897. 

The  immigrant  ancestor  to  whom  his  mother  traces  was 
George  Hollenback,  born  in  Saxony,  Germany,  emigrated 
to  America  1719-20,  where  he  died  July  28,  1738.*  On 
his  arrival  in  America  he  settled  in  New  Hanover  town- 
ship, Montgomery  (then  Philadelphia)  county,  where  he 
was  a  land  owner  in  1720.  He  was  an  elder  of  the  Old 
Evangelical  Lutheran  Church,  New  Hanover,  Falkner 
Swamp,  Pa.,  in  1733.  (See  Records- of  the  Trappe  Church, 
published  in  Vol.  VI,  page  167  of  the  Pennsylvania  Ger- 
man Society,  where  his  name  is  spelled  George  HoUebach.) 
Johannes  Hollenback,  son  of  George,  lived  near  Lebanon, 
Pa.,  but  in  1773  moved  to  Martinsburg,  West  Virginia, 
where  he  died  in  1793.  He  married  Eleanor  Jones  born  of 
Welsh  parentage,  and  they  were  the  parents  of  Judge 
Matthias  Hollenback  (1752-1829).  (His  name  was  original- 
ly Johannes  Matthias,  but  the  Johannes  was  dropped  doubt- 
less when  he  was  christened.) 


•  For  an  interesting-  sketch  of  Col.  Matthias  Hollenback,  by 
Welles,  see  Pennsylvania  German,  Vol.  10,  pp.  53-57  and  S7-10J. 


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Sarah  Hollenbach  (born  1790,  died  1854),  daughter  of 
Judge  Matthias  Hollenback,  was  married  August  27,  1807, 
to  Jacob  Cist  (1782-1835)  of  Washington,  D.  C,  and  they 
were  the  grandparents  of  Andrew  Hamilton  McClintock, 
the  subject  of  this  notice.  Judge  Hollenback  was  born 
February  17,  1752,  at  or  near  Jonestown,  Lebanon  (then 
Lancaster)  county.  He  removed  to  the  Wyoming  Valley 
during  the  latter  part  of  1769  for  the  purpose  of  settling 
under  the  Connecticut  laws.  He  was  a  prominent  and  in- 
fluential citizen  of  Luzerne  county  during  the  so-called 
'Tennamite  and  Yankee  Wars."  In  after  years  his  friends 
suggested  to  him  that  he  had  espoused  the  wrong  side  of 
the  Connecticut-Pennsylvania  controversy.  He  was  an  In- 
dian trader  and  a  successful  pioneer  merchant,  who  by  his 
thrift  amassed  what  in  those  days  was  a  very  large  fortune. 
On  October  17,  1775,  he  was  commissioned  an  Ensign  in 
the  24th.  Regiment  of  Connecticut  Militia,  and  on  August 
26,  1776,  was  appointed  by  Congress  as  Ensign  in 
Captain  Durkee's  Company  of  Wyoming  Minutemen,  in 
which  he  served  for  18  m.onths,  having  been  engaged  in 
the  battles  of  IMillstone,  Trenton.  Princeton  and  Brandy- 
wine.  He  married  Sarah  (Burritt)  Hibbard,  the  w^idow  of 
Cyprian  Hibbard,  who  fell  in  the  Wyoming  massacre  of 
July  3,  1778.  She  was  a  great-granddaughter  of  Ensign 
Stephen  Burritt,  a  celebrated  Indian  fighter  of  Connecticut. 

The  history  of  the  McClintock  family  traces  to  James 
McClintock  and  his  wife  Jean  Payne  of  Raphoe,  County 
Donegal,  Ireland,  whose  ancestors  originally  lived  in  Arg>-1- 
shire,  Scotland.  One  of  their  sons,  Samuel  McClintock. 
emigrated  to  America  in  1795.  and  settled  in  Northumber- 
land county.  Pa.,  where  he  died  in  1812,  at  the  age  of  36 
years.  His  parents,  James  McClintock  and  his  wife  fol- 
lowed their  son  Samuel  to  America  and  settled  in  Lycom- 
ing county.  Pa. 

Samuel  McClintock.  the  immigrant  grandfather  of  An- 
drew Hamilton  McQintock,  married  July  15,  1806,  with 


Biographical  Sketches  of  Deceased  Members.  35 

Hannah  Todd,  daughter  of  Colonel  Andrew  Todd  (1749- 
1833)  and  his  wife  Hannah,  daughter  of  Stephen  and  Eliza- 
beth (Edwards)  Bowyer  or  Boyer.  Col.  Andrew  Todd  was 
an  extensive  land-owner  in  Trappe,  Upper  Providence 
township,  Montgomery  county,  Pa.  He  was  a  man  of  su- 
perior mechanical  skill,  an  active  member  of  the  Providence 
Presbyterian  Church,  a  soldier  of  the  Revolutionary  war, 
and  for  33  years,  from  May  22,  1800  down  to  the  time  of 
his  death  in  1833,  sewtd  as  a  justice  of  the  peace.  Robert 
Todd,  father  of  Col.  Andrew  Todd,  was  born  m  Ireland  m 
1697  died  in  Upper  Providence  township,  in  1790.  He  was 
married  in  County  Down,  Ireland,  with  Isabella  Bedley, 
who  was  born  in  1700. 

Andrew  Todd  McClintock,  son  of  Samuel  and  Hannah 
(Toddl  McClintock,  father  of  Andrew  Hamilton  McClin- 
tock was  born  in  Northumberland  county,  Pa.,  February  2, 
1810',  and  died  at  Wilkes-Barre  January  14,  1892.  He  gradu- 
ated at  Kenvon  College,  Ohio,  and  shortly  thereafter  moved 
to  Wilkes-Barre,  where  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar  of 
Luzerne  county,  August  8,  1836.  In  1870  Princeton  Uni- 
versity honored  him  with  the  degree  of  doctor  of  laws 
On  May  11,  1841,  he  married  Augusta,  daughter  ot  Jacob 
and  Sarah  (HoUenback)  Cist.  His  wife,  Augusta,  passed 
away  September  24,  1895. 

Andrew  Hamilton  McClintock  was  graduated  from 
Princeton  University  in  1872,  at  the  age  of  20  years,  with 
the  degree  of  A.  B.,  receiving  his  master  of  arts  degree  m 
course  in  1875.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Beta  Chapter  of 
Phi  Kappa  Sigma  fraternity.  He  read  law  with  his  father 
and  also  with  Edward  F.  and  J.  Vaughn  Darling  of  Wilkes- 
Barre,  and  was  admitted  to  the  Luzerne  county  bar  Janu- 
ary 20,  1876.  He  was  not  only  a  prominent  and  leading 
attorney,  but  one  of  Wilkes-Barre's  foremost  and  most  in- 
fluential citizens,  taking  an  active  part  in  the  civic,  religious 
and  financial  affairs  of  that  city.  He  was  one  of  the  in- 
corporators of  the  Miners  Savings  Bank;  director  oi  tnc 


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Guarantee  Sl  Title  Trust  Company;  president  of  the  Wyom- 
ing- National  Bank;  director  and  treasurer  of  the  Osterhout 
Free  Library;  one  of  the  founders  of  the  Wilkes-Barre  City 
Hospital ;  for  37  years  one  of  the  managers  of  the  Hollen- 
back  Cemetery  Association ;  director  of  the  Lehigh  & 
Wilkes-Barre  Coal  Company;  president  of  the  Luzerne 
County  Bible  Society;  trustee  and  an  elder  of  the  First 
Presbyterian  Church  and  a  teacher  in  its  Sunday  school ; 
member  of  the  Luzerne  County  Bar  Association ;  one  of 
the  original  governors  of  the  Westmoreland  Club,  serving 
as  its  president  1898-1901 ;  member  of  the  Pennsylvania  So- 
ciety in  New  York;  the  PennsyK-ania-German  Society,  and 
the  Wyoming  Historical  and  Geological  Society,  of  which 
in  1876  and  again  from  1889  to  1891  he  served  as  its  presi- 
dent. He  was  also  a  member  of  the  Pennsylvania  Sons  of 
the  American  Revolution,  to  which  he  was  entitled  to  be- 
long through  both  of  his  maternal  great-grandfathers,  viz. 
Ensign  Matthias  Hollenback  and  Charles  Cist,  a  private  in 
Capt.  Conrad  Rush's  Company,  Third  Battalion,  Pennsyl- 
vania Militia.  (See  Pennsylvania  Archives,  Sixth  Series, 
vol.  I,  p.  193.) 

On  December  1,  1880,  he  married  Eleanor  Welles,  of 
Athens,  Bradford  county.  Pa.,  daughter  of  Charles  Frede- 
rick Welles,  Jr.,  and  his  wife  Elizabeth  LaPorte.  Eleanor 
was  descended  on  her  father's  side  from  Governor  Thomas 
Welles  (15S^8-1660)  of  Connecticut,  first  treasurer  of  that 
colony  in  1639  and  its  governor  1658-1660.  On  her  mother's 
side  she  was  descended  from  Bartholomew  LaPorte,  a 
member  of  the  French  refugee  colony  at  Asylum,  Brad- 
ford county,  Pa. 

Andrew  Hamilton  McClintock  is  survived  by  his  two 
sons,  Dr.  Andrew  Todd,  a  practising  physician  and  Gil- 
bert Stuart,  a  member  of  the  Luzerne  county  bar,  both  re- 
siding in  Wilkes-Barre.  His  wife  passed  away  December 
20,  1911. 

•  B.  F.  F.,  Jr. 


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William  Lincoln  Shindel,  M.D. 

William  Lincoln  Shindel,  M.D.,  of  Sunbury,  Pennsyl- 
vania, was  born  in  Sunbury  January  7,  1867,  and  died  there 
at  his  home  on  the  banks  of  the  Susquehanna  river,  Octo- 
ber 26,  1919.  He  was  the  son  of  Daniel  W.  and  Sarah 
Elizabeth  (Irwin)  Shindel 

He  was  educated  in  the  local  public  schools  after  which 
he  entered  the  field  of  journalism.  He  was  a  reporter  for 
the  Sunbury  Dispatch  from  1886  to  1888,  and  then  during 
the  following  two  years  was  city  editor  for  the  Shamokin 
Dispatch,  at  the  same  also  reporting  for  several  city  jour- 
nals. Meanwhile  he  was  studying  medicine  under  his 
father,  then  entered  the  Medico-Chirurgical  College  at  Phil- 
adelphia in  1893.  He  began  the  practice  of  medicine  with 
his  father  in  his  native  city,  and  with  the  founding  of  the 
Mary  M.  Packer  Hospital,  became  a  member  of  the  staff  of 
that  institution. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  Sunbury  Board  of  Health,  serv- 
ing as  its  president  for  several  years.  He  was  also  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Sunbury  Board  of  Education;  Northumberland 
County  Medical  Society;  physician  of  the  Northumberland 
County  prison;  surgeon  for  the  Philadelphia  &  Reading 
Railroad  Company ;  member  of  the  Lycoming  County  Medi- 
cal Society,  the  Medical  Associations  of  both  the  State  and 
the  Nation,  and  president  of  the  Alumni  Association  of  the 
Medical  Department  of  Medico-Chirurgical  College  of 
Philadelphia.  He  was  also  twice  elected  coroner  of  North- 
umberland county.  He  was  affiliated  with  the  Republican 
party  all  through  his  life.   He  was  a  lover  of  nature  and  oi 


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local  history  which  led  him  to  build  his  home  on  the  banks 
of  the  Susquehanna  river,  within  sight  of  Fort  Augusta, 
one  of  the  frontier  forts.  At  the  opening  of  the  World 
War,  he  offered  his  services  to  his  country,  but  was  re- 
jected on  account  of  his  age  being  beyond  the  limit.  How- 
ever he  w-as  active  in  ever>'  patriotic  effort  in  his  com- 
munity, and  during  the  influenza  epidemic  in  1918,  worked 
day  and  night  in  charge  of  the  em^ergency  hospital  in  his 
city.  After  this  epidemic  passed.  Dr.  Shindel  found  him- 
self so  worn  out  that  he  was  physically  unable  to  follow 
his  profession,  and  was  obliged  to  give  up  the  active  prac- 
tice of  medicine. 

Dr.  Shindel  w^as  a  member  of  the  Pennsylvania  Society 
Sons  of  the  Revolution  by  right  of  service  of  his  great- 
great-grandfather,  John  Peter  Shindel  (1766-1829)  who  was 
fife-major  in  the  Eighth  Battalion,  Lancaster  County, 
Militia.  He  was  also  a  member  of  Sunbury  Lodge,  No.  22, 
F.  &  A.  M.,  of  which  he  was  past-master ;  Northumberland 
Chapter  No.  174,  R.  A.  M.,  also  past  commander  of  Mt. 
Herman  Commandery  No.  85,  Knights  Templar.  He  be- 
came a  member  of  the  Pennsylvania-German  Society  on 
April  24,  1906.  His  lineage  runs  back  to  his  paternal  an- 
cestors, John  Peyer  Shindel  1st.,  who  landed  in  Phila- 
delphia, September  24,  1751,  from  the  Province  of  Erbach, 
town  of  Gemmelsbach,  Germany.  For  histories  of  the 
Shindel  family  see  Lebanon  Countv^  Histories  and  Histories 
of  the  Lutheran  Church  in  Pennsylvania. 

Dr.  Shindel  was  a  versatile  writer  of  both  prose  and 
poetry,  and  for  a  year  was  editor  of  The  Gossip,  a  local 
monthly  magazine.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Ruffled 
Grouse  Club  of  Sunbury,  of  which  he  w^as  one  of  the  or- 
ganizers. He  is  survived  by  his  wife  Louisa  (Clark) 
Shindel  and  one  son,  Daniel  Shindel. 

A  characteristic  of  Dr.  Shindel's  writings  can  be  shown 
by  two  of  the  three  verses  of  his  poem  entitled : 


Biographical  Sketches  of  Deceased  Members.  39 

WHEN  THE  TIDE  IS  LOW 

Some  time  at  eve,  when  the  tide  is  low, 

I  shall  slip  my  mooring  and  sail  away 
Through  purple  shadows  that  darkly  trail 

O'er  the  ebbing  tide  of  the  unknown  sea. 
I  shall  fare  me  away,  with  a  dip  of  sail 

And  a  ripple  of  waters  to  tell  the  tale 
Of  a  lonely  voyage,  sailing  away 

To  mysttic  isles,  where  at  anchor  lay 
The  craft  of  those  who  have  sailed  before, 

O'er  the  unknown  sea  to  the  unknown  shore. 

A  few  who  have  watched  me  sail  away 

Will  miss  my  craft  from  the  busy  bay; 
Some  friendlv  barks  that  were  anchored  near, 

Some  loving  souls  that  my  heart  held  dear, 
In  silent  sorrow  will  drop  a  tear; 

But  I  shall  have  peacefully  furled  my  sail 
In  moorings  sheltered  from  storm  and  gale, 

And  greeted  the  friends  w-ho  have  sailed  before 
O'er  the  unknown  sea  to  the  unknown  shore. 

W.  M.  S. 


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Julius  Friedrich  Sachse,  Litt.D. 

Born  November  22,  1842.    Died  November  15,  1919. 

Probably  the  greatest  loss  which  the  Pennsylvania-Ger- 
man Society  has  sustained  at  any  time  occurred  in  the 
death  of  Dr.  Julius  Friedrich  Sachse. 

While  not  its  originator  he  was  one  of  the  actual  found- 
ers, being  one  of  the  little  group  which  met  for  conference 
In  the  study  of  Dr.  J.  Max  Hark's  Moravian  parsonage  at 
Lancaster  on  February-  26,  1891,  at  which  time  plans  and 
methods  were  devised'  which  gave  birth  to  the  Pennsyl- 
vania-German Society  which  has  since  attained  such  an 
enviable  standing  in  its  efforts  to  give  publicity  to  the 
great  deeds  and  work  of  the  early  German  and  Swiss  im- 
migrants to  this  country,  with  their  bearing  upon  the  de- 
velopment which  it  has  since  attained. 

At  the  organization  meeting  held  on  April  15,  1891,  in 
the  Lancaster  County  Court  House,  he  was  elected  its  first 
Treasurer,  which  office  he  held  continuously  until  his  vol- 
untary retirement  on  October  17,  1913,  when  he  was  hon- 
ored by  advancement  to  its  Presidency,  serving  as  such 
during' 1913-1914.  He  was  then  returned  as  a  member  of 
the  Executive  Committee,  on  November  13.  1914.  of  which 
he  had  been  a  part,  ex-officio,  since  its  inception,  and  on 
which  he  continued  to  labor  with  his  accustomed  zeal  until 
death  called  him  to  his  eternal  reward. 

At  the  meeting  of  the  Society,  held  in  Bethlehem.,  Pa.,  on 
October  16,  1895,  its  then  Secretary  urged  that  action  be 
taken  looking  towards  the  publication  of  a  series  or  ex- 
tended papers,  the  whole  to  form  a  "Narrative  and  Critical 


Biographical  Sketches  of  Deceased  Members.  41 

History  of  Pennsylvania;  The  German  Influence  in  its  Set- 
tlement and  Development"  This  met  with  the  prompt  ap- 
proval of  the  members. 

The  first  instalment  of  this  work  was  assigned  to  Dr. 
Sachse,  and  appeared  in  Volume  7  under  the  title  of  **The 
Fatherland  (1450-1750)."  It  was  a  paper  of  the  highest 
order,  beautifully  and  profusely  illustrated,  which  met  with 
universal  appreciation  and  gave  an  impetus  and  standing  to 
the  entire  undertaking  which  has  been  sustained  ever  since. 

The  fact  that  this  standing  has  been  since  sustained  was 
due  not  only  to  the  excellence  of  succeeding  papers  but 
largely  to  the  fact  that  Dr.  Sachse  continued  to  embellish 
them  with  copious  and  most  excellent  illustrations,  many  of 
them  original,  others  copies  of  rare  historic  pictures. 

In  addition  to  his  first  paper  he  was  the  author  of  the  fol- 
lowing, which  added  greatly  to  the  value  of  the  entire 
series : 

"The  Music  of  the  Ephrata  Cloister,  with  Conrad 
Beissel's  Treatise  on  Music  as  set  forth  in.  a  preface  to  The 
Turtletaube  of  1747". 

"Daniel  Falckner's  Curieuse  Nachricht  from  Pennsyl- 
vania", a  translation  of  the  book  that  stimulated  the  great 
German  immigration  to  Pennsylvania  in  the  early  years  of 
the  XVIII  Century. 

"The  Wreck  of  the  Ship  New  Era  upon  the  New  Jersey 
Coast,  November  13,  1854". 

"Diary  of  a  Voyage  from  Rotterdam  to  Philadelphia  in 
1728",  a  translation. 

"A  Brief  History  of  the  Colony  of  New  Sweden",  by 
Carolus  David  Artwedson — translated. 

"A  unique  Manuscript  by  Rev.  Peter  Miller  (Brother 
Jabez),  Prior  of  the  Ephrata  Community",  written  for 
Benjamin  Franklin,  together  with  a  Fac-Simile  and  Trans- 
lation of  Beissel's  99  Mystical  Proverbs,  originally  printed 
by  Benjamin  Franklin  in  1730. 

"Quaint  Old  Germantown"  (with  J.  Richards). 


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"The  Wayside  Inns  of  the  Lancaster  Roadside  between 
Philadelphia  and  Lancaster." 

"The  Diarium  of  Magister  Johannes  Kelpius",  with  an- 
notations. 

"Kirchen-Matricul :  der  Evangelisch  Lutherischen  Gem- 
einde  in  New  Providenz,  Pennsylvania,  (Augustus  Ev. 
Luth.  Congregation,  Trappe,  Pa.)",  by  him  translated,  col- 
lated and  arranged. 

From  the  above  titles  the  versatility  of  Dr.  Sachse  vv  ill  be 
apparent,  not  only  that  but  it  will  be  evident  to  what  ex- 
tent his  abilities  were  directed  towards  the  elucidation  of 
the  early  history  of  our  Commonwealth,  especially  that 
part  bearing  upon  the  little  known  records  of  its  Pietists, 
Mystics  and  Sectarians.  What  he  v/rote,  as  the  result  of 
his  extensive  research,  has  become  the  standard  authority 
on  the  subject. 

In  addition  to  the  papers  supplied  this  Society  he  gave 
to  the  public  three  large  and  splendid  volumes,  beautifully 
illustrated,  on  the  "German  Pietists  and  Sectarians  of 
Pennsylvania";  which  are  unsurpassed  by  any  other  work 
on  the  subject. 

In  1903  he  issued  a  splendid  biography  of  "Justus  Falck- 
ner,  Mystic  and  Scholar,  Devout  Pietist  in  Germany,  Pler- 
mit  on  the  Wissahickon  and  Missionary  on  the  Hudson, 
as  a  Bi-Centennial  Memorial  of  the  First  Regular  Ordina- 
tion of  an  Orthodox  Pastor  in  America,  done  November 
24,  1703,  at  Gloria  Dei,  the  Swedish  Lutheran  Church  at 
Wicaco,  Philadelphia".  As  a  testimonial  and  acknowledg- 
ment of  the  Degree  of  Doctor  of  Letters  (Litt.D.)  con- 
ferred upon  him  in  1900,  this  book  was  dedicated  to  "Muhl- 
enberg College,  the  Institution  Bearing  the  Name  and 
Perpetuating  the  Faith  of  Henry  Melchior  Muhlenberg, 
the  Patriarch  of  the  Evangelical  Lutheran  Church  in 
America,  who  Cherished,  Revived  and  Propagated  the  Seed 
Cast  into  the  Virgin  Soil  of  Pennsylvania  and  New  York 


Biographical  Sketches  of  Deceased  Members.  43 

by  Dominie  Justus  Falckner,  who  was  the  First  Lutheran 
Minister  Ordained  in  North  America." 

As  may  be  presumed  from  what  has  already  been  said, 
Dr.  Sachse  ranked  amongst  the  foremost  of  our  historians. 
He  was  one  of  those  who  was  instrumental  in  the  organi- 
zation of  the  Pennsylvania  Federation  of  Historical  So- 
cieties at  Harrisburg  on  January  5,  1905,  was  made  a  mem- 
ber of  its  Executive  Committee  for  1906;  elected  Second 
Vice  President  for  1908,  and  served  as  its  President  in  1909. 

He  made  various  trips  to  Europe  whilst  collating  data 
from  original  sources,  in  the  preparation  of  his  historical 
works,  especially  while  in  attendance  upon  the  Internation- 
al Congres  des  Orientalistes  during  which  time  he  secured 
a  collection  of  ancient  books,  manuscripts  and  relics,  re- 
lating to  Masonic  history,  gathered  from  all  over  the  world 
and  preserved,  on  exhibition,  in  intelligent  shape  in  the 
library  in  the  Temple  of  the  Grand  Lodge  of  Pennsylvania, 
at  Philadelphia,  an  exhibit  which  has  been  the  wonder  and 
admiration  of  visitors  to  the  Temple  by  the  thousands 
every  year. 

Dr.  Sachse  had  correspondence  with  all  the  Grand  Ma- 
sonic bodies  in  Europe,  as  well  as  this  country,  and  was  un- 
questionably one  of  the  best  informed  scholars  of  his  day 
in  Masonic  history  and  tradition.  From  1906  until  his  de- 
cease he  was  the  Librarian  and  Curator  of  the  Grand  Lodge 
F.  &  A.  M.  of  Pennsylvania. 

He  was  a  prominent  member  of  the  following  Masonic 
bodies:  Colum.bia  Lodge  No.  91,  F.  &  A.  M.;  Harmony 
Chapter  No.  52,  R.  A.  M.;  Kadosh  Commandery  No.  29, 
K.  T. ;  and  the  Philadelphia  Consistory. 

Masonic  burial  services  were  held  at  his  grave  by  Co- 
lumbia Lodge  No.  91,  of  which  he  was  a  Past  Master. 

It  naturally  follows  that,  with  his  ability,  knowledge  and 
experience,  he  should  have  been  the  author  of  many  valu- 
able works  bearing  upon  Masonry.  Principal  among  them 
were  the  following: 


^  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

"Freemasonry  in  Pennsylvania,  1727-1907",  as  shown  by 
the  records  of  Lodge  No.  2,  F.  &  A.  M.,  of  Philadelphia, 
from  the  year  A.  L.  5757;  A.  D.  1757,  compiled  from 
original  sources  by  Norris  S.  Barratt,  Past  Master  Lodge 
No.  2,  Julius  F.  Sachse,  Past  Master  Lodge  No.  91." 

''History  of  Brother  Stephen  Girard's  Fraternal  Connec- 
tions with  the  R.  W.  Grand  Lodge,  F.  &  A.  M.  of  Pennsyl- 
vania," reprinted  from  Vol.  Ill  of  above. 

-Old  Masonic  Lodges  of  Pennsylvania,  Moderns  and 
Ancients,  1730-1800,  which  have  surrendered  their  warrants 
or  afHliated  with  other  Grand  Lodges,  compiled  from  Orig- 
nal  Records  in  the  Archives  of  the  R.  W.  Grand  Lodge,  F. 

6  \  M  of  Pennsylvania,  under  the  Direction  of  the  Com- 
mittee on  Library,  by  Julius  F.  Sachse,  Litt.D.,  Librarian 
of  the  Grand  Lodge." 

"Bi-Centenary  of  the  Birth  of  Right  Worshipful  Past 
Grand  Master  Brother  Benjamin  Franklin",  a  record  ot 
Grand  Lodge  Proceedings  in  the  Masonic  Temple,  March 

7  1906— A.  L.  5906,  and  of  Memorial  services  at  his  Tomb. 
'"Anderson's  Constitutions  of   1723",  as   reprinted  by 

Franklin  in  1734,  facsimile  copy. 

-Constitutions  of  St.  John's  Lodge  of  Philadelphia  , 
"Manuscript  of  Thomas  Carmick,  1727",  facsimile  with  text. 
"History-  of  Columbia  Lodge,  No.  91,  F.  &  A.  M." 
"Washington's  Masonic  Correspondence  as  Found  m  the 
W^ashington  Papers  in  the  Library  of  Congress." 
"Ancient  and  Accepted  Scottish  Rite."  ^ 
"Histor\*  of  Masonic  Knights  Templar." 
Dr.  Sachse  was  a  highly  esteemed  member  of  many  So- 
cieties, among  them  the  following:    American  Philosophi- 
cal Societv ;  American  Library  Association ;  American  His- 
torical A'ssociation;  International  Congres  des  Onental- 
istes;  Historical  Society  of  Pennsylvania;  Pennsylvania- 
German  Societv;  Pennsylvania  Federation  of  Historical  So- 
cieties; American  Jewish  Association;  Pennsylvama  Li 


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brary  Association;  Colonial  Society  of  Pennsylvania;  Na- 
tional Memorial  Association  of  Alexandria;  Quatuor  Coro- 
nati  Society,  England,  etc. 

As  a  basis  for  eligibility  and  election  to  membership  in 
the  American  Philosophical  Society  he  read  before  it,  on 
February  1,  1895,  a  valuable  paper  on  "Horologium  Achaz, 
Christophorus  Schissler,  Artifex."  This  instrument,  known 
by  the  mystics  and  philosophers  of  old  as  an  "Horologium 
Achaz",  or  "Dial  of  Achaz",  and  fully  treated  by  Dr.  Sachse, 
was  restored  by  him,  so  far  as  possible,  and  is  now  pre- 
served in  the  cabinet  of  that  Society.  The  booklet,  well 
illustrated,  is  a  reprint  from  the  Society  Proceedings  of  Vol. 
XXIV  of  March  12,  1895. 

•  Dr.  Sachse  may,  very  properly,  be  called  a  "self-made" 
man.  Born  in  Philadelphia,  November  22,  1842,  the  son  of 
J.  H.  Friedrich  and  Julianna  D.  W.  (Buehler)  Sachse,  he 
attended  the  public  schools  of  his  native  city,  and  was  a 
graduate  of  the  old  Lutheran  Academy.  On  May  15,  1864, 
he  married  Emma  Caroline  Lange,  of  Philadelphia,  who 
survives  him.  His  decease  occurred  November  15,  1919,  at 
his  residence,  4428  Pine  Street,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

In  many  respects  he  was  a  remarkable  man.  He  was  a 
fine  example  of  the  strong  mind  in  a  strong  body,  which, 
with  his  active  temperament,  made  him  a  person  of  unre- 
mitting industry,  patient  and  painstaking  in  research,  es- 
pecially in  the  procuring  of  original  matter.  As  an  annalist, 
biographer,  compiler  and  collector,  and  as  a  practical  illus- 
trator, along  the  lines  of  the  specialties  of  his  study  and  re- 
search, he  was  unsurpassed  and  has  left  behind  him  volu- 
minous and  striking  evidences  of  his  faithful,  comprehen- 
sive labors  in  his  chosen  fields  of  investigation.  He  took  an 
absorbing  interest  in  all  historical  movements  and  organi- 
zations in  Pennsylvania  and  was  an  important  factor  in 
their  establishment  and  perpetuation. 

During  the  many  years  which  some  of  us  were  privileged 
to  associate  with  him,  there  was  formed  an  undying  friend- 


^5  The  Pennsylvania-Gerynun  Society. 

sh^p     It  ^vas  the  friendship  of  an  ever  true  and  sincere 
riend  one  who  was  always  a  Christian  gentleman.  Such 
friendship  and  association  cannot  be  forgotten,  and  wdl  be 
sadly  missed.  U.  U.  M.  R. 


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Rev.  Eli  KeUer,  M.D. 

A  biographical  sketch  of  Rev.  Eli  Keller,  D.D.,  prepared 
by  himself,  is  contained  in  Volume  VII,  (pp.  458-461)  of 
our  publications,  to  which  reference  can  be  had.  This 
Godly  man  lived  to  the  ripe  old  age  of  94  years,  and  con- 
tinued in  the  Christian  ministry'  until  1901,  when  at  the 
age  of  76  years  he  retired  from  active  work,  and  moved  to 
Allentown  Pa.,  where  he  passed  away  December  31,  1919. 
He  devoted  his  life  to  the  uplift  of  his  fellowman,  and  few, 
if  any,  of  us  laymen  can  fully  comprehend  what  a  life  of 
such  fidelity  and  service  means,  nor  of  the  cordial  and  in- 
timate relations  that  become  established  between  a  faith- 
ful pastor  and  his  people,  old  and  young  alike. 

Dr.  Keller  was  born  in  Plainfield  township,  Northamp- 
ton county,  Pennsylvania,  December  20,  1825,  where  the 
Keller  family  resided  for  more  than  one  hundred  years. 
He  was  the  son  of  John  Henry  Keller,  born  December  24, 
1786,  and  died  September  10,  1867,  in  his  81st  year,  and 
his  wife  Mary  Engler,  born  July  4,  1797,  died  November 
18,  1884,  in  her  87th  year.  His  emigrant  ancestor,  Joseph 
Keller  (his  great-grandfather,  born  in  Bavaria  March  15, 
1719,  died  in  Plainfield  township  September  17,  1809),  came 
to  America  w^hen  a  young  man  of  19  years,  from  Zwei- 
brucken  (Deux  Ponts),  Bavaria,  sailing  from  the  port  of 
Rotterdam  by  ship  William,  and  qualifying  at  Philadelphia 
October  31,  1737.  His  paternal  grandparents  were  Philip 
Keller,  born  March  29,  1763,  died  October  2,  1842,  and  his 
wife  Susanna,  whose  family  name  is  not  at  hand. 

The  biographical  sketch,  to  which  reference  has  been 


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made,  speaks  of  his  emigrant  ancestor,  Joseph  Keller,  hav- 
ing a  brother  who  came  to  America  and  settled  m  Virginia, 
whose  son  held  a  clerkship  under  General  Washington, 
1776-77    He  also  records  that  on  September  15,  1757,  tne 
family  of  Joseph  Keller,  the  immigrant,  who  was  I'vmg  in 
Plainfield  township,  Northampton  county,  was  attacked  by 
a  number  of  Indians.    His  son,  Charles,  ^^;as  killed  and 
scalped,  and  his  body  left  lying  on  the  field,  and  his 
wife  (Maria  E.)  and  two  other  sons,  Joseph,  Jr.,  and  John 
Jacob,  were  carried  away  as  captives.   His  wife  was  traaea 
off  to  the  French  officers  at  Montreal,  Canada.    On  Octo- 
ber 20  1760,  after  the  close  of  the  war,  she  was  returned 
to  her 'home,  and  three  years  later,  in  1763,  his  grandfather, 
Philip  Keller,  was  born.   Joseph,  Jr.,  one  of  their  children, 
also  returned,  but  John  Jacob  was  forever  lost.   This  rob- 
bery and  tragedv  resulted  (in  the  fall  of  1757)  in  the  build- 
ing of  a  fort  in  Plainfield  township,  on  elevated  ground  re- 
cently the  propertv  of  Stephen  Heintzman,  located  about 
400  yards  east  of  Miller's  station  of  the  Bangor  &  Port- 
land Railroad.    (See  Frontier  Forts  of  Pennsylvania,  Vol. 
1,  pp.  238-245.) 

Dr.  Keller's  maternal  grand-grandfather,  Rev.  Peter 
Frederick  Niemeyer,  son  of  Lieut.  Charles  Conrad  Nie- 
mever,  was  born  in  Sweden  August  24,  1733,  came  to 
America  from  the  Citv  of  Wismar,  then  in  Sweden,  sailing 
from  the  port  of  Hamburg,  by  ship  "Queen  of  Denmark", 
arriving  in  Philadelphia  and  qualifying  September  11,  l/o2. 
Although  born  in  Sweden,  his  father  was  of  German  an- 
cestry, his  mother  was  Swedish.  He  died  August  16,  1815. 
Dr.  Keller's  maternal  grandparents  were  Caspar  Engle, 
born  December  28,  1772,  died  May  24,  1801,  and  his  wife 
Susanna  Niemeyer,  born  November  22,  1770,  died  Decem- 
ber 4,  1859. 

Dr.  Keller  describes  his  father  as  being  a  man  of  great 
energy.    For  years  a  justice  of  the  peace,  surveyor  and  a 


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notary  public;  also  in  1849  one  of  the  associate  judges  of 
Northampton  county.  He  ^vcLS  in  his  time,  captain  of  a 
volunteer  military  company,  colonel  and  major  of  a  regi- 
ment, and  also  brigade  inspector.  In  church,  he  was 
equally  active,  he  organized  the  system  of  the  so-called 
-Plainfleld  Bonds,"  in  aid  of  the  Theological  Semmary  of 
the  Reformed  Church,  then  located  at  Mercersburg,  Pa. 
On  his  father's  side  the  Kellers  were  Reformed.  Re^^ 
Thomas  Pomp  of  Easton  was  their  beloved  pastor  for  .-3 
years  (1796-1849).  On  his  mother's  side  they  were 
Lutherans. 

Dr.  Keller  was  educated  in  the  public  schools  of  his 
neighborhood,  and  prepared  for  college  in  the  Mlner^-a 
Seminarv  at  Easton,  Pa.,  conducted  by  that  noted  educa- 
tor Dr^John  Vandervere,  and  at  Marshall  Academy  at 
Mercersburg,  Pa.    He  then  entered  Franklin  &  Marshall 
College  at  Lancaster,  and  then  to  the  Mercersburg  Theo- 
logical Seminar^'  of  the  Reformed  Church,  from  which  he 
was  graduated  in  1855.   He  was  licensed  at  Chambersburg. 
Pa.,  in  1856,  and  after  serving  charges  at  Bucyrus,  Belie- 
vue'  and  Canal  Winchester,  Ohio,  he  moved  to  Zionsville, 
Lehigh  county.  Pa.,  where  for  27  years  he  served  tht 
Zionsville  charge  of  the  Reformed  church.    Ursmus  col- 
lege conferred  upon  him  the  honorary  degree  of  master  ot 
arts,  and  in  1889  the  same  college  honored  him  with  the 

degree  of  doctor  of  divinity. 

He  assisted  the  late  Dr.  Benjamin  Bausman  in  editorial 

work,  particularly  that  which  was  printed  in  the  German 

language,  and  he  was  also  a  frequent  contributor  to  the 

church  papers. 

Dr.  Keller  had  five  brothers  and  two  sisters.  The  loyalty 
of  this  family  can  be  shown  by  the  fact  that  at  the  out- 
break of  the  Civil  War,  three  of  his  brothers  enlisted  m 
the  Union  Armv,  one  as  Captain  and  another  as  First  Lieu- 
tenant of  Companv  C,  49th  Regiment  Ohio  Infantry,  both 


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of  whom  fell  at  the  battle  of  Murfreesboro.  Tennessee,  on 
Januar>-  1,  1863.  The  third  soldier  boy  is  now  the  Rev. 
Joseph\\.  Keller,  D.D.,  of  Hartville,  Ohio,  who  was  for- 
merly professor  of  modem  languages  in  Heidelberg  Col- 
lege, Tiffin,  Ohio. 
^  B.  F.  F.,  Jr. 


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Frank  Melchior  Horn. 

Frank  Melchior  Horn,  the  son  of  Colonel  Melchoir  Hay 
Horn  the  younger,  and  his  wife  Matilda  L.  Heller,  v^s 
born  at  Easton,  Pa.,  October  16,  1852,  and  passed  away  at 
Catasauqua,  Pa.,  January  11,  1920.  He  was  eligible  for  mem- 
bership in  the  Pennsylvania-German  Society  through  both 
his  paternal  and  maternal  ancestry,  and  was  admitted  to 
membership  April  12,  1890. 

His  paternal  forebears  were  distinguished  in  military  and 
political  affairs,  taking  an  active  part  in  the  three  wars  that 
their  country  waged  during  their  hfetime.    His  first  pater- 
nal ancestor,  of  whom  there  is  an  authentic  record,  was 
Abraham  Horn,  born  December  31,  1756,  died  May  21,  1826. 
He  was  of  German  lineage  and  a  native  of  Philadelphia.  He 
moved  to  Easton  in  his  early  manhood,  and  later  was  State 
Surveyor  for  the  Eastern  district  of  Pennsylvania.  He  was 
Recorder  of  Deeds  for  Northampton  county  1803-1809,  He 
also  became  largely  interested  in  buying  and  selling  real 
estate.   The  writer  of  these  notes  has  in  his  possession  sev- 
eral deeds  dated  1804,  containing  his  signature  and  that  of 
his  wife,  Susanna,  for  transfer  of  properties  in  Springfield 
tov^-nship,  Bucks  county.  Pa.    During  the  Revolutionary 
war  he  served  his  country  as  sergeant  in  Captain  Thomas 
Craig's  company  in  the  Second  Pennsylvania  Battalion,  un- 
der Colonel  (afterwards  General)  Arthur  St.  Clair.   He  took 
part  in  the  expedition  against  Quebec  in  1776,  also  in  bat- 
tles at  DeChambaut,  Sorel,  Three  Rivers,  Crown  Point  and 
Ticonderoga.    He  was  honorably  discharged  about  August 
6,  1777.    On  August  3,  1807,  Gov.  Thom.as  McKean  com- 


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missioned  him  a  Brigadier  General  of  the  2nd.  Brigade  in 
the  8th.  Division  of  Militia,  composed  of  the  counties  of 
Northampton  and  Wayne.  In  the  War  of  1812-14,  he  was 
Lieutenant  Colonel  of  the  First  Regiment  of  Volunteer 
Riflemen  of  Pennsylvania,  and  had  the  unique  honor  of  hav- 
ing five  sons  and  two  sons-in-law  serve  under  him  in  the 
same  regiment;  the  sons  were  (1)  Capt.  Abraham  Horn, 
Jr.,  who  served  as  postmaster  at  Easton  under  President 
Jackson;  (2)  First  Lieut.  John  Horn;  (3)  Sergeant  Melchior 
Hay  Horn;  (4)  Musician  Joseph  Horn,  and  (5)  Musician 
Samuel  Horn.* 

Col.  Abraham  Horn,  the  elder,  married  Susanna  Hay, 
who  was  born  May  18,  1760,  died  June  28,  1827.  She  was 
the  daughter  of  Melchior  and  Mary  Hay,  (Melchior  was 
also  a  Revolutionary  soldier),  and  they  became  the  happy 
parents  of  ten  children,  eight  sons  and  two  daughters.  The 
third  son,  Melchior  Hay  Horn,  the  elder,  born  December 
29,  1786,  and  died  May  31,  1863,  was  the  grandfather  of 
Frank  Melchior  Horn,  the  subject  of  this  notice;  he  m.ar- 
ried  Isabel  Traill  (born  October  10,  1786,  died  April  24, 
1841),  daughter  of  Major  Robert  Traill,  a  native  of  the 
Orkney  Islands,  Scotland,  v/ho  was  a  prominent  and  influ- 
ential citizen  of  Easton,  during  the  Revolutionary  War,  and 
a  member  of  the  Committee  of  Safety  for  Northampton 
county. t  Melchior  Hay  Horn,  the  elder,  and  Isabel  Traill 
were  the  parents  of  ten  children;  their  sixth  child,  the  third 
son,  Melchior  Hay  Horn,  Jr.,  the  father  of  Frank  Melchior 
Horn,  was  born  at  Easton  April  9,  1822,  and  died  at  Ca- 

•  For  extended  historv-  of  the  Horn  family,  see  History  of  Lehigh  and 
Carbon  rounti.-a.  1884;  Genealogical  and  Personal  Memoirs  of  the  Lehiarh 
Vall-v.  p-"-se  441.  1914:  Hi?torv  of  Lehigh  County  (1914)  Vol.  2,  page  5jo. 
and  Histor.-  of  the  Public  Schools  of  Catasauqua,  by  Hon.  James  B.  Laus 
and  Charl-a  R.  Horn,  (1914). 

t  The  orig-inal  minutes  of  the  Committee  of  Safety  of  Northampton 
countv.  of  vvhi.-h  Major  P.oberr  Traill  was  a  memb.-r.  are  in  possession  of 
Dr    Kd'ATird  Gr^en  of  Easton,  one  of  his  descendants.     Dr.  Green 

ai'o  has  rn**  dueiUng  pistols  presented  to  Robert  Traiil  by  the  will  of  v.-ol. 
George-  Ta>  :<-.r.  one  of  the  signers  of  the  Declaration  of  Independence,  or 
who9*?  will  Mx^bert  Traill  was  one  of  the  executors.  An  etching  of  these 
pistols  ia  shown  as  a  tail-piece  to  this  notice. 


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tasauqua  February  28,  1890.  On  October  12,  1845,  he  mar- 
ried Matilda  L.  Heller,  daughter  of  Captain  Jacob  and 
Susanna  (Butz)  Heller  of  Easton ;  she  was  born  March  1, 
1823,  and  died  August  1,  1903.  This  union  was  blessed  with 
seven  children,  (1)  Susan  Butz,  who  married  Martin  L. 
Dreisbach,  (2)  William  Heller,  (3)  Rev.  Edward  Traill, 
D.D.,  (4)  Frank  Melchior,  (5)  Dr.  Harry  Yohe,  (6)  Charles 
Robert,  and  (7)  Isabella  Traill,  who  died  in  1882. 

Colonel  Melchior  Hay  Horn,  Jr.,  was  a  prominent  and 
public  spirited  citizen.    He  spent  his  early  life  in  Easton 
where  he  was  educated  in  Vanderveer's  School,  known  as 
the  Minerva  Academy.   He  began  his  business  life  as  book- 
keeper for  a  stage  line,  then  for  four  years  was  employed 
in  the  general  store  of  Winter  &  Yohe  of  Easton.   He  then 
entered  into  other  employment.    For  a  time  as  a  partner  of 
William  Burke  in  the  grocery  business,  then  in  the  lumber 
and  milling  business  with  John  Burke.    Later  he  was  en- 
gaged by  the  Borough  of  Easton,  as  one  of  the  engineers 
to  regrade  the  streets,  and  while  thus  employed  was  ap- 
pointed weighmaster  of  the  Delaware  Division  of  the  Penn- 
sylvania Canals  at  Easton,  and  was  later  appointed  one  of 
the  supervisors  of  the  canal.    He  then  entered  the  employ 
of  the  Farmers  &  Merchants  Bank,  now  the  First  National 
Bank  of  Easton.   This  was  the  beginning  of  his  successful 
banking  career.    In  1857,  at  the  age  of  35  years,  he  was 
elected  cashier  of  the  newly  organized  Bank  of  Catasauqua, 
then  a  State  bank,  but  which  in  1865  was  changed  into  the 
National  Bank  of  Catasauqua.   In  1888  he  was  advanced  to 
the  office  of  president,  and  his  son  Frank  Melchior  Horn, 
was  made  cashier.   Colonel  Horn  continued  as  its  president 
until  his  death  in  18'90,  when  Frank  M.  succeeded  him  in 
that  office.    On  the  breaking  out  of  the  Civil  War  Colonel 
Horn  was  on  the  staff  of  Governor  Andrew  G.  Curtin,  and 
was  immediately  called  into  service  to  aid  in  forwardmg 


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troops  to  the  front.    In  1862  he  was  elected  Major  o£  the 
Fifth  Regiment  of  Pennsylvania  Militia,  and  in  1863  was 
made  Colonel  of  the  38th  Regiment  of  Pennsylvania  Mihtia 
(the  Iron  Regiment),  and  was  then  sworn  into  the  United 
States  service.    Col.  Horn  was  a  Democrat  in  politics  and 
took  an  active  interest  in  the  affairs  of  his  party.    He  was 
also  greatly  interested  in  local  affairs.  He  served  as  burgess 
of  the  Borough  of  Catasauqua  in  1874,  and  as  a  school  di- 
rector for  28  years  (1858-1877,  1879-1887).   He  was  in  fact 
interested  in  all  civic  and  religious  affairs  of  his  com- 
munity.  On  moving  to  Catasauqua  he  and  his  family  con- 
nected themselves  with  St.  Paul's  Lutheran  Church,  and  in 
1873  was  largely  instrumental  in  establishing  the  Trinity 
Luthern  Church,  organized  as  an  English  preaching  church. 
Colonel  Horn  was  for  many  years  superintendent  of  the 
Sundav  school  connected  with  that  church.    I  have  thus 
briefly'outlined  the  life  and  work  of  Colonel  Horn  to  show 
how  the  life  of  a  father  influenced  that  of  a  son,  who  m 
many  respects  seems  to  have  followed  in  his  footsteps. 

Frank  Melchior  Horn  was  educated  in  the  schools  of 
Catasauqua,  graduating  at  the  High  School,  class  of  1868 
and  immediately  thereafter,  when  a  lad  of  16  years,  entered 
the  National  Bank  of  Catasauqua  to  begin  his  life  work  as 
a  banker.  He  filled  every  position  in  that  bank,  serving 
for  nine  years  (1890-1899)  as  its  president.  At  the  time  ot 
his  passing  away  he  was  serving  as  cashier,  which  position 
of  trust  he  filled  at  two  different  times,  first  from  18b8  to 
1890,  and  again  from  1899  down  to  the  time  of  his  death  in 
■  1920.  During  the  time  he  was  president  his  brother  Charles 
R  Horn  filled  the  position  of  cashier.  In  1918-19,  he  ^\-as 
president  of  the  Pennsylvania  State  Bankers  Association. 

Frank  M.  Horn  was  the  first  president  of  the  Catasauqua 
High  School  Alumni  Association,  and  in  1918,  at  the  fif- 
tieth alumni  reunion  was  its  guest  of  honor.    Like  his 


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father  he  was  an  active  officer  of  Trinity  Lutheran  Church. 
He  was  a  member  of  Porter  Lodge  No.  284,  F.  &  A.  M., 
of  which  he  was  a  past  master;  a  member  of  Allen  Com- 
mander^^  Knights  Templar,  and  a  Noble  of  Rajah  Temple 
of  Reading,  Pa.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Pennsylvania 
Society  Sons  of  the  Revolution,  and  of  the  following  clubs, 
Catasauqua  and  Charotin  of  Catasauqua  and  the  Livingston 
at  Allentown.  He  enlisted  in  the  Pennsylvania  State  Mili- 
tia serving  as  Sergeant  in  Company  I,  Captain  H.  S.  Harte, 
of  the  4th  Regiment  Colonel  J.  H.  Good,  and  of  which  his 
father,  Melchior  Hay  Horn,  was  Lieutenant  Colonel.  He 
was  engaged  in  active  service  in  1877,  during  the  railroad 
strike  when  his  company  was  called  out  by  the  Governor 
to  suppress  the  riots  at  Reading,  Pa. 

On  January  18,  1882,  he  married  Elizabeth  F.  Williams, 
daughter  of  John  and  Emma  Caroline  (Heilig)  Williams 
of  Catasauqua,  who  with  four  children  survive  him,  viz.. 
First  Lieut,  Melchior  Hay,  Emma  W^iiliams,  wife  of  Cor- 
nelius Van  Inwagon,  Susan,  wife  of  Mitchell  D.  McMullen, 
and  Eleanor  Traill,  wife  of  Ralph  Kempsmith. 

Lieutenant  Melchior  Hay  Horn,  the  third  of  that  name, 
enlisted  in  the  World  War  on  August  27,  1917.  He  was 
commissioned  First  Lieutenant  in  the  Air  Service  of  the 
United  States  Army,  then  as  commanding  officer  of  the 
615th.  Squadron,  and  later  transferred  to  the  Engineering 
Office  of  the  First  Provisional  Wing.  He  was  mustered 
out  of  service  January  23,  1919.  This  makes  a  complete  un- 
broken family  chain,  in  a  direct  line,  through  five  genera- 
tions of  those  answering  their  country's  call  to  arms  m 
time  of  war,  beginning  with  the  War  of  the  Revolution  and 
endino-  with  the  W^orld  War.  All  honor  to  this  patriotic 
family. 

It  was  my  privilege  to  know  Frank  M.  Horn  intimately 
from  his  early  boyhood  down  to  the  time  of  his  death.  As 
a  young  man  he  was  unselfish,  clean  in  thought,  and  a  most 


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agreeable  and  congenial  companion.  Later  when  I  became 
president  of  the  Thomas  Iron  Company  and  of  the  Iron- 
ton  Railroad  Company  (1892-1913),  and  he  had  become  the 
head  of  the  National  Bank  of  Catasauqua,  we  had  close 
business  relations.  I  always  found  him  obliging,  capable 
and  courteous.  He  was  a  loveable  man  with  a  delightful 
winning  personality,  the  type  of  man  that  this  Society  takes 
pride  in  referring  to  as  having  been  among  its  members. 

B.  F.  F.  Jr. 


Duelling  pistols  of  Col.  George  Taylor,  referred  to  in  footnote  on 
page  52  hereof. 


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Rev.  Jacob  Fry,  D.D.,  L.H.D.,  LL.D. 

Jacob  Fry,  Professor  in  the  Lutheran  Theological  Semi- 
nary at  Philadelphia,  was  born  at  Trappe,  Montgomery 
county,  Pa.,  Feb.  9,  1836 ;  died  at  Mount  Airy,  Philadelphia, 
Feb.  19,  1920.   His  father  was  the  Hon.  Jacob  Fry,  Member 
of  the  U.  S.  House  of  Representatives  (XXIV  and  XXV 
Congresses,  1835-39),  and  Auditor  General  of  Pennsylvania 
during  the  fifties.    His  mother  was  Mary,  daughter  of  the 
Hon.  Samuel  Gross,  Member  of  the  U.  S.  House  of  Repre- 
sentatives (XVI  and  XVII  Congresses,  1827-31).    He  was 
prepared  for  college  at  Mercersburg,  Pa.,  where,  as  a  boy, 
he  made  the  acquaintance  of  Drs.  Philip  Schaff  and  Wil- 
liam Julius  Mann,  with  whom  he  was  afterwards  associated 
in  the  Ministerium  of  Pennsylvania  and  the  Philadelphia 
Seminary,  and  whence  he  entered  Union  College,  Schenec- 
tady, N.  Y.,  from  which  he  was  graduated  with  distinction 
in  1851,  and  by  which  he  was  honored  in  later  life  with  two 
honorary  degrees,  viz.,  D.D.  in  1873,  and  L.H.D.  in  1911, 
at  the  fiftieth  anniversary  of  his  graduation.  Graduating 
from  the  Lutheran  Theological  Seminary  at  Gettysburg, 
Pa.,  in  1853,  he  became  pastor,  early  in  1854,  of  the  First 
Lutheran  church  of  Carlisle,  where  he  remained  for  eleven 
years.    During  the  Confederate  invasion  of  1863,  Carlisle 
was  occupied  by  the  enemy,  and  at  a  Sunday  service  he 
found  a  large  number  of  their  officers  among  his  hearers. 
When  the  town  was  afterwards  shelled,  he  had  to  seek 
safety  with  his  family,  out  of  the  range  of  the  guns.  Dur- 
ing his  Carlisle  pascorate,  he  was  Secretary  of  the  Lutheran 
Synod  of  West  Pennsylvania,  Director  of  the  Gettysburg 


xhe  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

Seminary  and  a  frequent  contributor  to  the  Church  Papers. 

His  second  pastorate  was  that  of  Trinity  church,  Read- 
ing 1865-96,  well-known  as  one  of  the  largest,  most  thor- 
ughlv  organized  and  most  influential  congregations  of  the 
Lutheran  Ministerium  of  Pennsylvania,  where  he  was  emi- 
nently successful  as  a  popular,  practical  preacher,  as  well 
as  a  dihgent  and  vigilant  pastor  and  an  efficient  admmis- 
trator    In  the  community  he  was  known  as  a  pubhc 
spirited  citizen,  a  courteous,  affable  gentleman,  a  cheerful 
companion  and  warm  and  devoted  friend.    He  was  suc- 
cessivelv  Secretary  and  Treasurer,  of  the  Venerable  Mm- 
isterium^  during  his  Reading  pastorate;  the  meetmgs  of 
the  Executive  Committee  of  that  Body,  which  at  that  time, 
conducted  all  its  rapidly  growing  business  between  the  an- 
nual conventions,  in  his  church,  constantly  kept  him  m 
close  touch  with  all  that  was  transpiring  in  the  Mother 
Synod  of  the  Lutheran  Church  in  America.    He  was  for 
many  vears  a  Director  of  Mulenberg  College,  and  both  a 
Director  and  Secretary  of  the  Board  of  the  Theological 
Seminarv,  up  to  the  time  when,  on  his  election  as  a  Pro- 
fessor, his  service  as  Director  ceased.    While  not  a  dele- 
gate, he  arranged  in  1866  for  the  meeting  in  Trinity  church 
of  the  convention  to  prepare  for  the  organization  of  the 
General  Council  of  the  Evangelical  Lutheran  Church  m 
North  America.    Subsequently  he  represented  the  Mmis- 
terium  in  no  less  than  twenty-two  conventions  of  the  Gen- 
eral Council,  and  rejoiced  in  conveying  in  1918  to  the  con- 
vention of  the  General  Synod  assembled  in  New  York  the 
message  from  the  General  Council  assembled  in  another 
church  in  the  same  city,  that  final  action  had  been  taken 
for  entering  with  the  General  Synod  into  the  union  of  the 
three  General  Bodies  of  the  Lutheran  Church  that  had 
grown  out  of  the  labors  of  Henry  Melchior  Muhlenberg. 
After  his  removal  to  Philadelphia,  he  served  the  Minister- 
ium for  three  years  (1907-10)  '  in  the  laborious  and  re- 
sponsible position  of  President,  carrying  with  it  the  gen- 


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eral  care  of  over  500  congregations,  and  nearly  the  same 
number  of  ministers  and  beside  the  spiritual  functions  of 
the  office,  requiring  close  attention  to  purely  busmess  mat- 
ters   As  a  fitting  tribute,  at  the  last  meetmg  of  the  Mmis- 
terium  which  he  attended  (1919)  he  was  elected  to  the 
rarely  occupied  office  of  Senior,  an  honorary  office  origmal- 
ly  created  to  show  proper  respect  to  the  Patriarch  Muhlen- 
berg and  which  had  been  vacant  for  over  fifty  years.  ^  As 
secretary  of  the  Executive  Committee  of  the  Mmisterium, 
he  had  in  1869-70,  conducted  all  the  correspondence  con- 
nected with  the  return  of  Rev.  C.  F.  Heyer  to  India,  and 
the  reorganization  there  of  the  Rajahmundry  mission  m 
the  Telegu  country.   He  was  for  many  years  a  very  active 
member  of  the  English  Board  of  Home  Missions  of  the 
General  Council,  and  later  President  of  its  Board  of  Church 
Extension,  until  its  practical  dissolution  by  the  union  of 
the  three  Bodies.    Spending  three  summers  on  the  other 
side  of  the  Atlantic  he  visited  most  of  the  countries,  and 
especially  the  Lutheran  countries  of  Europe,  as  well  as 
Egypt  and  the  Holy  Land. 

Elected  in  1891,  to  the  Chair  of  Homiletics  and  Sacred 
Oratory  in  the  Seminary  at  Mount  Airy,  Philadelphia,  he  at 
first  continued  in  his  Reading  pastorate,  by  the  aid  of  an 
assistant,  while  he  devoted  only  part  of  his  time  to  the 
Seminary.    In  1896,  he  resigned  at  Reading,  and  moved  to 
the  Seminary  grounds,  where  beside  the  duties  of  his  de- 
partment, he  soon  became  the  Secretary  of  the  Faculty,  and 
served  as  such  until  his  death.   Within  a  few  months  after 
removing  to  Mount  Airy,  he  took  charge  of  the  Church  of 
the  Ascension  on  the  Seminary  grounds,  and  continued  m 
this  office  performing  pastoral  duties  until  two  days  betore 
his  death,  and  preaching  also  on  the  preceding  Sunday  with 
but  little  indication  of  his  advanced  age.    He  died  after 
only  a  brief  illness  on  February  19th,  1920. 

Married  on  September  13,  1855,  to  Eliza  J.  Wattles  ot 
Gettysburg,  he  was  survived  by  two  sons,  Charles  Living- 


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stone  Fry,  D.D.,  of  Philadelphia,  and  Frank  F.  Fry,  D.D., 
of  Rochester,  N.  Y.,  and  five  daughters,  Mrs.  Philip  S. 
Zieber  of  Reading,  and  Mrs.  William  Benbovv,  of  Buffalo, 
N.  Y.,  and  Misses  Mary  G.,  Kate  W.  and  Jennie,  residing 
in  Philadelphia.  His  wife  died  ten  months  before.  By  a 
remarkable  coincidence  husband  and  wife  had  reached,  to 
the  very  day,  the  same  age. 

Dr.  Fry  was  president  of  the  Pennsylvania-German  So- 
ciety, 1915-17.  His  contributions  to  authorship  w^ere  con- 
fined to  three  books  growing  immediately  out  of  his  inces- 
sant practical  activity:  "History  of  Trinity  Church,  Read- 
ing", 1894;  "Elementary  Homiletics",  1897,  and  "The  Pas- 
tor's Guide",  1915;  beside  occasional  sermons  which  were 
published,  and  review  articles. 

H.  E.  Jacobs. 


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Luther  Jackson  Bricker. 

Luther  Jackson  Bricker  belonged  to  one  of  those  many 
families  of  Germans  who  on  coming  to  America,  first  set- 
tled in  Pennsylvania,  and  then  migrated  to  Virginia.  His 
immigrant  ancestor,  Peter  Bricker,  who  was  his  great-great- 
grandfather, arrived  in  America  from  Germany  in  1732,  and 
made  his  home  near  Lititz,  Lancaster  county,  Pa.  ^  His 
great-grandfather,  Jacob  Bricker  (son  of  Peter  the  emi- 
grant), vras  born  near  Chambersburg,  Pa.,  in  1782,  and  died 
at  Muncy,  Indiana,  in  1859.  Jacob  doubtless  lived  for  a 
time  in  Virginia,  at  any  rate,  his  son,  Williamx  O.  Bricker, 
the  grandfather  of  Luther  Jackson,  was  born  in  Page 
county,  Va.,  March  19,  1810,  and  died  in  Bridgewater,  Va., 
December  15,  1880.  Henry  A.  Bricker,  the  father  of  Luther 
Jackson,  was  born  in  Page  county,  Va.,  February  5,  1836. 

Luther  Jackson  Bricker  was  born  June  23,  1862,  at 
Bridgewater,  Rockingham  county,  Virginia.  When  he  was 
admitted  to  the  Pennsylvania-German  Society,  October  26, 
1905,  he  was  employed  as  a  traveling  agent  for  the  North- 
ern Pacific  Railroad  Company,  and  made  his  home  at  Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio.  On  January  1,  1910,  he  was  appointed  Gen- 
eral Immigration  Agent  for  that  railroad,  and  moved  to  St. 
Paul,  Minn.,  where  his  headquarters  w^ere  located.  He 
passed  away  at  St.  Paul,  March  7,  1920,  after  which  his 
widow  moved  back  to  Virginia. 

B.  R  F.,  Jr. 


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Rev.  Theodore  Emanuel  Schmauk,  D.D.,  LL.D. 

Theodore  Emanuel  Schmauk  was  born  in  Lancaster  Pa 
May  30  1860.  He  was  the  son  of  the  Rev.  Benjamm  \Vil- 
liam'and  Wilhelmina  Catharine  (Hingel)  Schmauk.  The 
more  immediate  forbears  of  the  Schmauk  family  m  Amer- 
ica hailed  from  Wurtemberg,  Germany.  In  1819,  two 
brothers,  Johann  Gottfried  and  Benjamin  Friednch,  sailed 
from  Holland  on  the  vessel  Susquehanna  and  lanaed  m 
Philadelphia.  The  latter,  then  nineteen  years  of  age,  mar- 
ried six  years  later,  and  on  October  26,  1828,  there  was  born 
a  son.  Benjamin  William,  who  in  1860  became  the  father  of 
the  subject  of  this  sketch. 

When  about  nine  years  of  age  the  son  was  prostrated 
with  a  severe  attack  of  diphtheria,  and  for  some  time  his 
life  hung  upon  a  slender  thread.  The  traces  of  this  sick- 
ness were  never  fully  wiped  out  in  after  life. 

He  passed  through  all  the  grades  of  the  Lebanon  Public 
School,  and  in  the  fall  of  1874  entered  the  preparatory 
school  known  as  Swatara  Institute,  at  Jonestown.  He 
proved  to  be  an  exceptionally  bright  and  model  student 
fond  of  books  and  a  thirst  for  knowledge.  In  the  tall  of 
1876  he  entered  the  University  of  Pennsylvania,  and  under 
such  eminent  teachers  as  Drs.  Krauth,  Muhlenberg,  Thonip- 
son  and  others  distinguished  himself  as  a  student,  thinker 
and  writer.  He  won  the  Junior  Philosophical  Prize,  the 
Alumni  Junior  Declamation  Prize,  the  Philomathean  So- 
ciety's Senior  Prize  for  the  best  original  essay,  and  upon 
graduation  was  the  valedictorian  of  his  class. 

In  the  fall  of  1880  he  entered  the  Lutheran  Theological 


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Seminary,  then  located  at  Franklin  Square,  Philadelphia. 
In  1881  he  established  a  student  monthly  magazine  known 
as  The  Indicator.  Upon  graduation,  he  had  the  choice  of 
entering  into  one  of  seven  fields  of  usefulness  within  the 
Church.  He  had  received  a  call  to  the  professorship  of  the 
English  Language  and  literature  and  Philosophy  at  Au- 
gustana  College,  Rock  Island,  111.,  another  to  become  editor 
of  the  church  paper  known  as  The  Lutheran,  and  five  other 
calls  to  congregations  in  Brooklyn,  Philadelphia,  Camden, 
N.  J.,  Catasauqua,  Pa.,  and  Lebanon,  Pa.  As  Salem  Church, 
Lebanon,  Pa.,  had  issued  a  call  to  both  father  and  son,  it  was 
accepted  and  he  became  the  associate  pastor  in  that  large 
parish  with  his  father,  where  he  remained  and  labored  to 
the  end  of  his  life. 

Within  seven  years,  there  were  added  to  the  already 
large  parish  four  missions,  three  of  whose  chapels  he  had 
been  instrumental  in  erecting.  His  gifts  as  a  versatile  and 
many-sided  genius  were  at  once  manifested  in  more  ways 
than  one.  He  took  a  deep  interest  in  local  affairs  affecting 
the  civic  and  moral  welfare  of  the  community  and  sought 
to  awaken  civic  pride  in  the  hearts  of  the  citizens.  In 
1885  a  series  of  racy  articles,  under  the  title  of  The  Village 
Blacksmith,  from  his  pen,  appeared  in  one  of  the  local 
papers-  He  later  delivered  lectures  on  timely  and  popular 
subjects.  He  began  a  series  of  ''Heart  Glow  Papers"  in  The 
Lutheran  in  1887.  In  the  nineties  he  contributed  editorials 
and  other  articles  to  the  Sunday  School  Times,  then  edited 
by  the  widely-known  Dr.  H.  Clay  Trumbull,  his  life-long 
and  very  intimate  friend.  At  one  time  Dr.  Trumbull  had 
^rged  him  to  become  his  associate  as  editor. 

In  1889  he  became  seriously  sick  with  typhoid  fever,  and 
his  life  was  despaired  of.  He  recovered,  but  serious  in- 
roads had  been  made  upon  his  constitution,  never  any  too 
robust,  and  from  that  time  on  he  ceased  to  be  a  well  man. 
^  ;iysicial  breakdowns  became  the  rule  rather  than  the  ex- 
ception, due  to  the  many  responsibilities  he  had  assumed, 


5^  The  Pennsylvania-Gerynan  Society. 

and  to  the  prodigious  amount  of  literary,  pastoral,  admin- 
istrative and  other  work  that  fell  to  his  lot. 

In  1891  he  became  a  leading  spirit  in  the  organization  of 
the  Pennsylvania  Chautauqua,  at  that  time  one  of  the  most 
ambitious  and  successful  Chautauquas  in  the  country.  Bur- 
ring 1895  and  1896  he  was  its  Chancellor.    In  1891,  a  year 
after  Lee  L.  Grumbine,  Esq.,  of  Lebanon,  Pa.,  had  agitated 
the  organization  of  a  Pennsylvania-German  Society,  he  be- 
came one  of  the  founders  and  promoters.    At  a  preliminary 
meeting  held  February  26.  1891,  at  Lancaster,  he  was  made 
chairman  of  a  committee  to  issue  a  call  for  the  organization 
of  the  Society  on  April  15th  in  the  Court  House  at  Lan- 
caster.  He  at  once  took  a  prominent  and  a  leading  part  in 
the  work  of  the  Society  and  did  much  to  keep  it  true  to  its 
aims  and  ideals.    In  1895  he  was  elected  Chairman  of  the 
Executive  Committee  and  served  in  that  capacity  (with  the 
exception  of  one  year,  1896,  when  he  was  elected  President) 
up- to  the  time  of  his  death.    In  spite  of  an  ever-increasing 
number  of  tasks,  and  responsibilities  as  editor,  author,  ad- 
ministrator, and  official  in  the  Church  he  served,  he  devoted 
much  time  and  energy  to  the  work  of  the  Society.  His 
monumental  work  of  the  early  history  of  the  Lutheran 
Church  in  Pennsylvania,  as  well  as  other  contributions,  are 
among  the  most  valuable  historical  publications  issued  by 
the  Society.    His  insistence  on  a  high  order  of  merit,  both 
as  to  content  and  literary  style,  of  papers  submitted  to  be 
published  has  done  more  than  a  little  to  bring  the  his- 
torical work  of  this  Society  up  to  a  high  standard.  His  dip- 
lomatic skill  in  often  pouring  oil  on  troubled  waters  and 
injecting  fresh  enthusiasm  into  the  membership  has  been 
recognized  and  appreciated  by  all.    Many  of  his  impromptu 
addresses,  abounding  in  genial,  whole-souled  wit  and  hu- 
mor will  long  be  remembered.    That  he  was  a  pillar  of  the 
first  order  in  the  organization  during  all  these  years  is 
universally  conceded. 

On  January  14,  1898,  he  became  one  of  the  founders  of 


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the  Lebanon  County  Historical  Society,  and  easily  its  lead- 
ing spirit  and  promoter.    The  death  of  his  father  two 
months  later  marked  a  new  and  distinct  era  in  his  life. 
From  that  time  on  he  rose  rapidly  in  the  esteem  of  the 
Church,  and  one  responsiblity  after  another  was  placed  upon 
his  shoulders.   The  third  story  of  his  home  became  a  verit- 
able beehive  of  literary  industry,  and  a  secretary  and  a 
stenographer  were  kept  busy  attending  to  his  voluminous 
correspondence,  assorting  material  and  reading  proofs  to 
keep  the  press  going.    Most  of  this  work  was  done  amid 
spells  of  sickness,  several  of  which  brought  him  near  to 
death's  door.    It  will  suffice  to  give  a  list  of  the  positions 
he  held:    Literary  Editor  of  The  Lutheran  (1889-1920); 
Editor  of  Lutheran  Church  Review  (1895-1920) ;  Editor  of 
Sunday  School  Graded  Series  and  Commentary  (1896- 
1920;)  Member  of  Church  Book  Committee  (1895-1920); 
Trustee  of  Muhlenberg  College  (1898-1920) ;  President  of 
the  General  Council,  a  body  of  over  a  half  million  com- 
municant members  (1903-1920) ;  Member  of  International 
Lutheran  Conference  Committee  (1903-1920) ;  President  of 
the  Board  of  Directors  of  the  Philadelphia  Theological 
Seminary    (1908-1920);    Professor    of    Apologetics  and 
Ethics  in  the  same  Seminary  (1911-1920)  ;  Chairman  of  the 
Ways  and  Means  Committee  for  the  union  of  three  Luther- 
an Bodies  into  what  is  now  the  United  Lutheran  Church  in 
America  and  its  leading  organizing  spirit   (1917-1918) ; 
Member  of  the  Executive  Board,  of  Board  of  Publication, 
and  Chairman  of  the  Parish  and  Church  School  Board  of 
the  United  Lutheran  Church  (1918-1920)  ;  Member  of  the 
National  Lutheran  Council  in  America  (1918-1920)  ;  Mem- 
ber of  the  two  Historical  Societies  already  named.    In  all 
of  these  positions  he  was  active  and  in  most  of  them  mas- 
ter of  interests  and  proceedings  down  to  minute  details. 

He  was  author  of  the  following  books :  "Negative  Criti- 
cism ot  the  Old  Testament;"  "The  Voice  in  Speech  and 
Song;"  "Charms  and  Secrets  of  Good  Conversation;"  "His- 


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tory  of  Old  Salem  Church;"  ''Heart-Broken;"  "Hypno- 
tism;" "Bible  History;"  "Bible  Geography;"  "Early 
Churches  of  Lebanon  Valley;"  "History  of  the  Lutheran 
Church  in  Pennsylvania;"  "Bible  Facts  and  Scenes;"  "'The 
Christian  Kindergarten;"  "The  Confessional  Principle;" 
"Annotated  Edition  of  Benjamin  Rush's  Account  of  the 
German  Inhabitants  of  Pennsylvania;"  "In  Mother's 
Arms ;"  "How  to  Teach  in  Sunday  School ;"  "Bibliography 
of  Religious  Education  and  Child  Psychology." 

In  1898  Muhlenberg  College  conferred  on  him  the  title 
of  Doctor  of  Divinity,  and  in  1910  Augustana  College  at 
Rock  Island,  III,  honored  him  with  the  title  of  Doctor  of 
Laws.  Dr.  Schmauk  was  much  in  demand  as  a  speaker  on 
great  public  occasions  of  civic,  social  and  historic  import- 
ance, especially  during  the  World  War.  His  addresses  at 
such  assemblies  are  still  fresh  in  the  memory  of  many. 
Under  the  weight  of  his  many  labors,  he  finally  was 
crushed,  and  ended  a  remarkably  resourceful  and  many- 
sided  career  on  March  23,  1920. 


George  W.  Sandt. 


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Willismi  Edelman. 

Esquire  Edelman  was  born  at  Pottstown,  Pa.,  July  3, 
1839,  and  lived  there  all  his  life,  dying  March  24,  1920,  in 
the  81st  year  of  his  age. 

He  was  descended  on  both  sides  of  his  ancestry  from 
German  stock;  his  immigrant  ancestors  having  arrived  in 
America  during  the  middle  of  the  eighteenth  century.  He 
was  admitted  to  membership  in  the  Pennsylvania-German 
Society  October  28,  1909,  on  the  recommendation  of  Rev. 
J.  J.  Kline. 

He  was  the  grandson  of  John  Edelman,  who  died  in 
1869,  and  his  wife  Magdalena  Freed.  His  father  was  Isaac 
Edelman  born  Feb.  20,  1800,  died  in  1868,  and  his  wife  Tina 
Sechler  (1798-1876).  She  was  the  daughter  of  Henry  and 
Susanna  (Gucker)  Sechler. 

His  father,  Isaac  Edelman,  was  in  the  shoe  business  at 
Pottstown  for  many  years,  and  when  he  retired  his  son, 
William  Edelman,  the  subject  of  this  notice,  succeeded  him 
in  carrying  on  the  "Edelman  Shoe  Store",  which  had  be- 
come a  household  name  in  that  borough  and  surrounding 
country.    William  carried  on  the  business  for  45  years. 

In  politics  W^illiam  Edelman  was  an  enthusiastic  Demo- 
crat and  much  interested  in  his  party,  which  recognized 
his  services  and  loyalty  by  electing  him  for  three  terms  as 
a  justice  of  the  peace.  He  prided  himself  on  not  missing 
any  opportunity  to  vote,  and  on  being  the  very  first  person, 
to  put  in  an  appearance,  year  after  year  when  the  polls  were 
opened  in  the  second  ward,  and  in  casting  the  very  first 
ballot.  The  election  board  always  greeted  him  with  a 
cordial  *'good  morning". 


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He  was  equally  active  and  zealous  in  his  church  work, 
being  a  faithful  and  consistent  member  of  the  Lutheran 
Church  of  the  Transfiguration  of  Pottstown. 

He  died  at  Pottstown  March  24,  1920,  and  lies  buried  in 
their  family  plot  alongside  of  his  wife,  Amelia,  who  pre- 
ceded him  in  death  by  20  years.  Two  sons,  Raymond  and 
Albert,  also  preceded  him  in  death.  He  is  survived  by  one 
daughter,  Mrs.  Adele  Reilly  of  Philadelphia,  and  a  number 

of  g-randchildren. 

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George  Steinman. 

George  Steinman  was  born  at  Lancaster,  February  17, 
1847,  and  lived  there  all  his  life,  passing  away  March  31, 
1920.  He  was  the  son  of  George  Michael  Steinman  (1815- 
1884)  and  his  wife  Elizabeth  F.  Myer  (1816-1890).  His 
great-great-grandfather.  Christian  Frederick  Steinman,  who 
was  his  immigrant  ancestor,  was  born  in  Dresden,  Saxony, 
in  1711,  and  came  to  America  settling  in  Lititz,  Lancaster 
county,  Pa.,  where  he  died  in  1760.  His  great-grandparents 
were  John  Frederick  Steinman,  born  1752,  and  his  wife 
Sybilla  M.  Mayer.  His  grandparents  were  John  Frederick 
Steinman,  Ja.,  (1789-1884)  and  his  wife  Maria  Gill. 

The  Steinmans  were  all  Moravians,  and  George,  the  sub- 
ject of  this  notice,  remained  faithful  to  that  church  during 
his  entire  life,  serving  as  a  trustee  of  the  Moravian  Church 
at  Lancaster  at  the  time  of  his  death. 

As  a  youth  George  attended  the  public  schools  of  Lan- 
caster and  completed  his  education  at  Beck's  Academy  at 
Lititz.  He  then  entered  his  father's  hardware  store  located 
at  26-28  West  King  street,  Lancaster,  of  which  later  he  be- 
came a  partner.  They  operated  under  the  firm  name  of 
George  M.  Steinman  &  Co.  After  his  father  passed  away  in 
1884,  he  became  the  sole  proprietor.  In  1899  owing  to  fail- 
ing health  he  retired  from  active  business  and  the  hardware 
store  was  sold  to  a  corporation  operating  under  the  name 
of  The  Steinman  Hardware  Co.  This  hardware  store  is 
the  oldest  in  the  United  States.  It  came  into  the  Steinman 
family  in  1760,  and  was  operated  by  four  generations  of 
Steinmans  in  direct  descent.  It  is  still  flourishing  on  the 
same  site  as  the  original  store  of  160  years  ago. 


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George  Steinman  'was  a  well-known  local  historian  and 
antiquarian.  He  made  a  large  and  valuable  collection  of 
historical  papers,  account  books,  and  historical  data,  which 
he  presented  in  part  to  the  Historical  Society  of  Pennsyl- 
vania, Philadelphia,  and  part  to  the  Lancaster  County  His- 
torical Society.  It  was  always  a  pleasure  in  passing  by  his 
store  to  stop  and  examine  the  old  documents,  account  books 
and  archaeological  relics  that  he  placed  on  exhibition  in  his 
windows  from  time  to  time. 

He  was  a  member  of  the  Pennsylvania  Society  Sons  of 
the  Revolution,  in  right  of  his  great-grandfather,  Jacob 
Krug  (1750-1817),  who  was  a  captain  in  Colonel  Matthias 
Slough's  Battalion  of  Lancaster  County  Pennsylvania  As- 
sociators,  forming  part  of  the  "Flying  Camp"  of  1776;  also 
a  captain  in  Colonel  Jacob  Glotz's  Battalion,  Lancaster 
Militia,  October  25,  1777.  He  was  also  a  member  of  the 
Masonic  Fraternity. 

He  took  an  active  interest  in  the  civic  and  social  affairs 
of  his  city,  of  which  he  was  one  of  the  leading  citizens. 
He  was  a  member  of  the  Hamilton  Club  of  which  for  sev- 
eral years  he  was  president.  He  was  the  first  president  of 
the  Lancaster  County  Historical  Society,  serving  as  such 
from  its  formation  in  1896  to  1917.  After  his  retirement  as 
president  he  continued  as  a  member  of  the  executive  com- 
mittee. During  the  last  few  years  of  his  life  he  was  prac- 
tically incapacitated  by  illness,  and  finally  passed  away  sud- 
denly with  a  stroke  on  March  31,  1920.  He  did  not  marry, 
and  is  survived  by  a  sister,  Sarah  Meyer,  wife  of  Capt. 
George  M.  Franklin,  of  Lancaster. 

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William  Jacob  Heller. 

William  Jacob  Heller,  born  in  Northampton  county, 
Pennsylvania,  December  3,  1857,  was  the  seventh  in  line 
of  direct  descent  from  Christopher  Heller,  who  was  born 
at  Petersheim,  near  Bingen  on  the  Rhine,  Germany,  in 
1688,  and  emigrated  to  America  with  his  six  sons.  They 
sailed  from  the  port  of  Rotterdam  by  ship,  "Winter  Galley," 
arriving  in  Philadelphia  and  qualifying  September  5,  1738. 
The  third  of  these  sons,  in  point  of  age,  was  John  Michael 
Heller,  the  great-great-great-grandfather  of  William  Jacob, 
born  in  Germany  in  1724,  and  died  at  or  near  Hellertown 
in  1803.  The  great-great-grandparents  of  William  Jacob, 
were  David  Heller,  born  at  Hellertown,  October  5,  1751, 
died  January  24,  1833,  and  his  wife  Elizabeth  Ladenmacker, 
born  December  14,  1749,  died  July  20.  1827.  His  great- 
grandparents  were  Yost  Heller  (1783-1868),  and  his  wife 
Elizabeth  Shaffer.  His  grandparents  were  Jacob  Heller 
(Jan.  1804-Sep.  1881)  and  his  wife  Sarah  Bellits. 

His  parents  were  Josiah  B.  Heller,  born  at  Hellertown, 
October  1829,  died  there  December  5,  1898,  and  his  wife 
Susan  Heinlein,  daughter  of  George  Bay  Heinleln,  born 
1799,  and  granddaughter  of  James  Heinlein  and  his  wife 
Ann  Bay,  (1782-1852).  His  maternal  great-grandfather  was 
Captain  George  Heinlein,  born  1743,  died  October  1,  1805, 
and  Sarah  Heinlein,  his  wife.  Captain  George  Heinlein 
was  a  resident  of  Durham  township,  Bucks  county.  Pa., 
where  he  owned  a  farm,  and  whereon  he  set  aside  a  small 
lot.  along  the  public  road,  to  be  used  as  a  private  burying 
ground.    His  body  and  those  of  members  of  the  Heinlein 


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and  Morgan  families  lie  buried.  (This  farm  was  the  prop- 
erty of  Dr.  B.  F.  Fackenthal,  Jr.,  from  1889  to  1913.)  The 
first  enlistment  of  George  Heinlein  in  the  Revolutionary 
War  was  on  May  6,  1777,  when  he  was  captain  of  the  Sev- 
enth Company,  Third  Battalion  from  Bucks  county,  and 
his  second  enlistment  was  on  May  10,  1780,  as  Captain  of 
the  Eighth  Company,  Second  Battalion  from  Bucks  county. 
(See  Pennsylvania  Archives,  Second  Series,  Vol.  XIV,  page 
185,  and  Fifth  Series,  Vol.  V,  pp.  353  and  363.) 

After  William  Jacob  Heller  completed  his  education  in 
the  schools  of  Easton,  Pa.,  he  followed  various  pursuits  for 
a  time.  In  1886  he  established  a  flag  manufactory  which 
proved  highly  successful,  and  which  he  carried  on  over  the 
remainder  of  his  life.  His  factory  at  Easton  was  the  first 
exclusive  flag  factory  in  the  United  States.  At  the  time  of 
his  death,  April  1,  1920,  it  was  said  that  he  was  making 
nearly  one-half  of  the  flags  used  in  this  country.  His  ac- 
tivities were  largely  responsible  for  the  agitation  which  put 
a  flag  on  every  schoolhouse. 

He  gave  his  lecture  on  "The  Evolution  of  our  National 
Ensign/'  in  many  of  the  principal  cities  of  America,  and 
had  honors  conferred  upon  him  by  The  Woman's  Relief 
Corps ;  The  National  Congress  of  Women  and  other  Na- 
tional Patriotic  Organizations.  He  was  deeply  interested 
in  the  history  of  his  native  county  and  was  largely  instru- 
mental in  the  movement  which  led  to  the  organization  of 
the  Northampton  County  Historical  and  Genealogical  So- 
ciety, of  which  he  served  a  term  as  president.  The  results 
of  his  historical  researches  were  given  to  the  society  in  the 
form  of  papers  from  time  to  time  and  his  large  library  was 
made  up  almost  exclusively  of  historical  works. 

He  was  also  a  member  of  the  Bucks  County  Historical 
Society,  to  which  he  contributed  several  papers.  Also  a 
member  of  the  Historical  Society  of  Pennsylvania  and  a 
charter  member  of  the  George  Washington  Memorial  As- 
sociation-    His  contribution  to  the  Pennsylvania^German 


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in  1911,  entitled  "Historic  Easton  from  the  Window  of 
a  Trolley  Car,'*  was  reprinted  in  book  form  making  a  pub- 
lication of  191  pages.  He  was  elected  to  membership  in 
the  Pennsylvania-German  Society  January  18,  1898. 

Mr.  Heller  was  an  aggressive  business  man  and  took  an 
active  part  in  the  affairs  of  Easton,  the  city  of  his  resi- 
dence. He  was  an  active  member  of  the  Easton  Board  of 
Trade,  and  devoted  much  of  his  spare  time  and  money  too, 
to  the  many  movements  for  the  advancement  of  his  city 
and  county. 

On  May  5,  1877,  he  was  married  to  Miss  Tillie  A.  Lesher, 
daughter  of  George  Lesher.  They  became  the  parents  of 
three  children,  two  sons,  Ray  and  Harry,  who  died  in  early 
childhood,  and  one  daughter,  Bessie  Evelyn,  who  with  his 
widow,  survive  him. 

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Rev.  Myron  Oscar  Rath. 

Rev.  Myron  Oscar  Rath,  a  Lutheran  clergyman  residing 
at  Allentown,  Pa.,  was  born  at  Petersville,  Northampton 
county,  Pennsylvania,  September  25,  1854.    He  was  the 
son  of  Rev.  William  Rath  who  was  born  September  24, 
1826,  died  July  2,  1889,  and  his  wife  Christiana  E.  Snyder, 
who  died  April  16,  1881.    He  was  descended  from  Ger- 
man immigrants  on  both  sides  of  his  ancestry,  but  their 
names  are  not  at  hand.    The  family  tradition  is  that  they 
came  to  America  early  in  the  eighteenth  century.  Neither 
did  he  know  the  name  or  have  a  record  of  his  paternal 
great-grandfather,  son  of  the  immigrant,  but  his  maternal 
great-grandfather  was  Henry  Snyder.    His  paternal  grand- 
parents were  Jacob  Rath,  born  May  25,  1801,  died  Novem- 
ber 27,  1860,  and  Susanna  Boehm  whom  he  married  No- 
vember 13,  1825,  she  was  born  January  21,  1794.  died  May 
4,  1844.    She  was  a  lineal  descendant  of  Rev.  John  Philip 
Boehm,  that  pioneer  preacher  of  the  Reformed  Church  in 
the  United  States.  Jacob  Rath  was  a  blacksmith  and  miller, 
a  highly  respectable,  honest,  sturdy  Pennsylvania  German, 
who  was  the  father  of  eight  children.   His  maternal  grand- 
parents were  Jonas  Snyder,  born  April  16,  1798,  died  Sep- 
tember, 1881,  and  his  wife  Sarah  Flick.    Their  bodies  lie 
buried  in  the  Friedensville  cemetery. 

Rev.  Myron  Oscar  Rath  attended  the  Allentown  Semi- 
nary, later  converted  into  Muhlenberg  College  from  which 
he  was  graduated  with  the  degree  of  A.B.,  in  1872.  He 
then  attended  the  German  University  at  Watertown,  Wis- 
consin, for  one  year.    He  then  entered  the  Mount  Airy 


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Theological  Seminary  'from  which  he  was  graduated  in 
1877,  and  was  then  ordained  by  the  Lutheran  Ministerium 
ot  Philadelphia,  the  ordination  taking  place  in  St.  John's 
Lutheran  Church  at  Allentown.  He  immediately  entered 
upon  his  duties  as  assistant  to  his  father,  serving  in  that 
capacity  for  13  years  in  the  Salisbury-Emaus  charge,  con- 
sisting of  four  churches,  Jerusalem  at  Salisbury ;  St.  John's 
at  Emaus;  Solomon's  at  Macungie  and  the  Blue  Church 
near  Coopersburg,  all  in  Lehigh  county.  He  served  as 
pastor  of  Solomon's  Church,  Macungie,  1881-1900;  Zion 
Upper  Milford  township,  1890-1892;  Jerusalem,  Salisbury 
and  St.  John's,  Emaus,  1890-1920.  In  1890  the  Mountain- 
ville  congregation  was  added  to  his  charge.  He  served 
these  different  churches  for  31  years.  The  combined  ser- 
vices of  father  and  son,  ministering  to  this  group  of 
churches  aggregated  63  years.  His  father,  Rev.  William 
Rath,  served  continuously  in  the  ministry  of  the  Evangeli- 
cal Lutheran  Church  from  1852  to  the  year  of  his  death  in 
1889,  serving  but  two  charges  during  his  ministry,  the  first 
one  for  five  years,  and  the  second  one  for  thirty-two  years. 
During  these  37  years  he  baptized  3,718,  married  1,031 
couples  and  buried  1,466. 

Rev.  Myron  Oscar  Rath  was  interested  in  the  civic  af- 
fairs of  his  city,  and  from  1884  to  1887,  was  a  member  of 
the  School  Board  of  Allentown.  He  died  at  his  home  at 
Allentown,  May  6,  1920,  of  bronchial  pneumonia.  He  did 
not  marry,  but  left  to  survive  him,  two  sisters  and  a  nephew. 

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Samuel  Philips  Heilman,  M.D. 

Dr.  Heilman  was  born  at  Heilmandale,  Lebanon  County, 
Pa.,  on  December  4,  1842,  son  of  John  and  Catharine  (Heil- 
man) Heilman,  cousins,  who  w^s  son  of  John  Henry,  son 
of  John  Adam  (Aug  2,  1745  O.  S.— Oct.  4,  1827)  and 
Catharine  Schmidt,  dau.  Peter  Schmidt  and  Barbara  Lov- 
engood.  John  Adam  served  as  an  officer  in  the  County 
Associators  during  the  Revolution  and  was  present  at  the 
battle  of  Long  Island.  He  was  son  of  John  Adam,  bap. 
Feb.  24,  1715,  and  Maria  Catharine  Steger ;  son  of  Johann, 
son  of  Johann  Jakob,  son  of  Johann  Dietrich,  son  of  Hans 
Dietrich  Heilman,  of  Zuzenhausen,  Baden,  Germany.  His 
ancestor,  John  Jacob,  settled  in  this  country  Sept.  9,  1738. 

Dr.  Heilman  obtained  an  elementary  education  at  the 
Annville  Academy  and  Heilmandale  High  School,  followed 
by  a  course  at  Franklin  and  Marshall  College,  from  which 
he  graduated  with  the  degree  of  A.B.  in  1862,  securing  the 
degree  of  A.M.  in  1865.  He  began  to  read  medicine  in 
1864  under  the  preceptorship  of  Dr.  C.  D.  Gloninger,  of 
Lebanon,  Pa.  After  a  course  of  two  winters  and  one  sum- 
mer at  the  University  of  Pennsylvania  he  obtained  his  de- 
gree of  M.D.  on  March  14,  1867. 

He  practised  medicine  at  Heilmandale  for  many  years, 
continuing  his  practice  after  taking  up  his  residence  in 
Lebanon  a  few  years  prior  to  his  decease.  He  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Lebanon  County  Medical  Society,  serving  as  its 
president  in  1891  and  again  in  1898;  its  secretary  in  1893 
and  1894;  on  its  board  of  censors  for  three  years  from  1892; 
its  treasurer  in  1889  and  1890,  and,  for  some  years,  its  medi- 


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cal  and  surgical  reporter.  He  also  held  membership  in  the 
State  Medical  Society,  serving  as  vice-president  in  1902 
and  1903,  and  as  a  member  of  the  standing  committee  on 
food  adulteration.  He  was  dispensary  physician  at  the 
Good  Samaritan  Hospital,  of  Lebanon,  Pa,,  in  1892,  and  he 
also  served  as  medical  inspector  for  Lebanon  County  under 
direction  of  the  State  Board  of  Health,  as  well  as  quaran- 
tine officer  for  the  same  county.  As  a  member  of  the  Amer- 
ican Medical  Association  he  frequently  represented  the 
county  at  the  association  conventions. 

Religiously,  Dr.  Heilman  was  a  lifelong  member  of  the 
old,  historic  Hill  Reformed  Church,  serving  as  its  organ- 
ist for  a  period  of  thirty-five  years,  and  as  trustee  and 
treasurer  for  six  years  prior  to  1887.  He  taught  in  the 
Sunday  School  since  1867,  and  w^s  a  member  of  its  Home 
and  Foreign  Missionary  Society.  He  served  as  secretary 
of  the  Committee  on  Sunday  Schools  of  the  Eastern  Synod 
of  the  Reformed  Church  in  the  United  States;  chairman 
of  the  Committee  on  Sunday  School  Work  of  Lebanon 
Classis  of  said  Synod;  vice-president  and  secretary  of  the 
Board  of  Trustees  of  said  Classis;  delegate  of  the  Classis 
to  the  Eastern  Synod  of  the  Reformed  Church  at  Sha- 
mokin  in  1895,  and  as  delegate  to  the  General  Synod  at 
Dayton,  Ohio,  in  1896.  He  succeeded  his  father  as  a  trus- 
tee of  Franklin  &  Marshall  College  serving  as  such  at  the 
time  of  his  death.  For  three  years  prior  to  1902  Dr.  Heil- 
man served  as  a  member  of  the  executive  committee  of  the 
Lebanon  , County  Sabbath  School  Association. 

Among  agricultural  activities  Dr.  Heilman  was  perhaps 
the  most  prominent  man  in  his  county.  He  was  secretary 
oi  the  Mt.  Gretna  Agricultural,  Mechanical  and  Industrial 
Exposition  Association  for  twelve  years  prior  to  1903; 
secretary  of  the  Heilm.andale  Creamery  Association  for 
<^3j^liteen  years;  member  of  the  Lebanon  County  Agricul- 
tural and  Horticultural  Association  of  w^hich  he  also  served 


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as  secretary  for  many  years ;  delegate  member  of  the  State 
Board  of  Agriculture;  lecturer  at  many  county  and  local 
farmers'  institutes;  delegate,  by  appointment  of  the  Gov- 
ernor of  the  State,  to  the  Farmers'  National  Congress  at 
Parkersburg,  West  Virginia,  in  1894;  Atlanta,  Georgia,  in 
1895;  St.  Paul,  Minnesota,  in  1897;  Boston,  Massachu- 
setts, in  1899;  Macon,  Georgia,  in  1902,  and  Niagara  Falls 
in  1903. 

In  educational  matters  he  was  a  director  of  the  public 
schools  of  North  Lebanon  Township  from  1879  to  1882, 
and  served  as  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  Frank- 
lin and  Marshall  College,  his  alma  mater,  since  1895. 

Dr.  Heilman  was  much  interested  in  historical  activi- 
ties. He  was  a  charter  member  of  the  Lebanon  County 
Historical  Society,  and  its  faithful  secretary  from  its  in- 
ception until  his  death.  When  the  Pennsylvania  Federa- 
tion of  Historical  Societies  was  organized  January  5,  1905, 
he  became  its  first  secretary  and  served  as  such,  most  effi- 
ciently, up  to  the  time  of  his  decease.  To  him  is  largely 
due  the  make-up  of  its  excellent  and  valuable  Year  Book. 
In  the  Pennsylvania-German  Society,  on  November  5, 
1908,  he  offered  a  resolution,  which  was  adopted,  looking 
towards  the  appointment  of  a  committee  to  compile  a 
bibliography  of  Pennsylvania-German  Dialect  Literature, 
which  committee  was  named  October  14,  1910,  eventually 
resulting  in  the  valuable  paper  by  Harry  Hess  Reichard, 
Ph.D.,  on  "Pennsylvania-German  Dialect  Writings  and 
Their  Writers,"  appearing  in  Vol.  26  of  the  publications 
of  that  Society.  He  was  a  corresponding  member  of  the 
Dauphin  County  Historical  Society,  and,  by  virtue  of  the 
service  of  his  great-grandfather,  a  member  of  the  Penn- 
sylvania Society  Sons  of  the  Revolution. 

On  September  30,  1885,  Dr.  Heilman  married  Miss 
Elizabeth  Beaver,  daughter  of  Dr.  Daniel  H.  Beaver,  of 
Fredericksburg,  Pa.,  who  preceded  him  in  death.    He  is 


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survived  by  three  children,  Anna  Barbara,  Catharine  Ruth, 
and  John  Beaver  Heilman,  also  by  a  brother,  the  Rev.  U. 
Henry  Heilman,  of  Lebanon,  Pa. 

During  the  latter  years  of  his  life  the  doctor's  sight  be- 
came impaired,  as  well  as  his  general  health.  On  Wednes- 
day, September  1,  1920,  he  underwent  an  operation  at  the 
Lebanon  Sanatorium  from  which  he  failed  to  rally,  death 
ensuing  at  12.30  o'clock  on  the  afternoon  of  Saturday 
September  11,  1920. 

He  was  elected  a  member  of  the  Pennsylvania-German 
Society  at  its  organization  on  April  15,  1891. 

H.  M.  M.  R. 


^  History 


OF  THE 


BEDMINSTER  TOWNSHIP,  BUCKS  COUNTY 
PENNSYLVANIA 

WITH  COPY  OF  CHURCH  RECORDS 
REFORMED  CONGREGATION  1745-1869 
LUTHERAN  CONGREGATION  1749-1840 

PREPARED  AND  TRANSLATED  AT 
THE  REQUEST  OF 


REV.  WILLIAM  JOHN  HINKE,  Ph.D.,  D.D. 


Professor  of  Semitic  Languages  and  Religions  in  Auburn  Theological 


BY 


Seminary,  Auburn,  New  York 


MEADVILLE,  PA. 
1925 


Copyright  1925 

BY  THE 

Pennsylvania  German  Society 


AUTOGRAPH  EDITION,  200  COPIES 
No. 


TMX  TRiavR*  puBLianiNa  company 

MIAOVILLK,  PA. 


PREFACE 


'^ReTnemter  the  days  of  old;  consider  the  years  of  many  generations" 

OHICKON  Union  Church*  is  beautifully  situated 
near  the  village  of  Keelersville,  in  the  extreme 
western  corner  of  Bedminster  township,  Bucks 
county,  Pennsylvania,  on  the  Old  Bethlehem  road, 
half  a  mile  from  its  intersection  with,  the  Ridge  road.  It 
is  three-tenths  of  a  mile  south  of  Weisel  postoffice  and 
four-tenths  of  a  mile  south  of  the  point  where  the  Old  Beth- 
lehem road  crosses  the  Tohickon  creek.  The  church  stands 
on  the  east  side  fronting  on  the  Old  Bethlehem  road,  which 
is  the  dividing  line  between  Bedminster  and  Rockhill  town- 
ships. About  1745  a  log  church  was  erected  on  the  Rock- 
hill  township  side' of  the  road,  but  the  deed  for  the  land,  1 
acre  56  perches,  did  not  pass  until  September  1,  1753.  In 
1766  a  stone  church  was  built  on  that  property,  and  it  was 
not  until  1838  that  a  church  w^as  erected  on  the  Bedminster 


*  This  church  is  built  of  native  "new  red  sandstone,"  its  size  is 
50  feet  by  75  feet  on  the  outside.  It  is  unique  in  having  two  en- 
trance doors  in  front,  one  belonging  to  each  denomination,  the  one 
farthest  south  is  inscribed  above  the  door  "Tohickon  Peace  Evan- 
gelical Lutheran  Congregation,"  and  over  the  north  door  "Tohickon 
Saint  Peter's  Reformed  Congregation." 

All  honor  to  the  people  of  the  Tohickon  Union  Church  and  to  the 
many  other  Lutheran  and  Reformed  denominations  througbout 
Pennsylvania,  who  have  worshipped  together  in  the  same  churches 
in  Christian  unity  and  Christian  love  for  nearly  two  centuries. 


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The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


side  of  the  road,  where  the  present  church  stands.  The 
old  burying-ground  is  in  the  church-yard  back  of  the 
church,  but  extending  for  some  distance  both  north  and 
south  thereof,  the  northern  part  extends  out  the,  public 
road.    This  old  cemetery  appears  to  be  reasonably  well 
cared  for  and  is  enclosed  by  a  substantial  stone  wall.  As 
is  usual  in  old  cemeteries,  many  of  the  earliest  burials  are 
not  marked,  while  others  are  marked  only  with  sandstone 
markers  without  inscriptions  of  any  kind.    The  new  ceme- 
tery (which  is  incorporated)  lies  on  the  west  side  of  the 
road  in  Rockhill  township,  immediately  across  from  the 
church  and  facing  its  front  entrance.    But  if  all  old  graves 
were  marked,  and  all  old  church  records  and  documents 
preserved,  there  would  be  but  very  little  research  work 
left  for  the  church  historian.    This  is  equally  true  of  all 
research  work,  which  affords  many  people  a  great  deal  of 
pleasure.    Many  of  our  graveyards  are  sadly  neglected, 
with  markers  falling  into  decay,  and  many  of  the  inscrip- 
tions slowly  but  surely  becoming  illegible.    Much  work 
is  being  done  however  by  members  of  our  local  historical 
societies  and  others  in  copying  tombstone-inscriptions  in 
order  to  preserve  them,  but  much  still  remains  to  be  done. 

Fortunately  the  records  of  the  Tohickon  Reformed  con- 
gregation begun  in  1745,  and  therefore  the  earliest  in  Bucks 
county,  and  the  Lutheran  records  begun  in  1750,  are  at 
hand,  and  we  are  able  to  present  the  translations  thereof 
in  this  volume.  As  will  be  seen  the  Lutheran  records  are 
not  as  full  and  complete  as  those  of  the  Reformed  congre- 
gation;  they  consist  mostly  of  births  and  baptisms,  with 
but  four  communion  .lists,  viz— for  the  years  1826-28-30  and 
34.  There  are  no  records  of  either  marriages  or  deaths ;  if 
such  records  were  kept,  as  would  seem  likely,  they  must 
have  been  recorded  in  some  other  book  which  has  not  been 
discovered,  or  the  pastors  may  have  kept  private  records, 
which  did  not  become  the  property  of  the  church.  Thanks 


Preface 


are  due  to  Rev.  C.  R.  Fetter  pastor  of  the  Lutheran  congre- 
gation and  to  Rev.  Samuel  E.  Moyer  pastor  of  the  Re- 
formed congregation  for  the  generous  aid  they  have  given 
to  Dr.  Hinke  in  placing  their  church  books  and  documents 
at  his  disposal. 

The  good  people  of  the  Reformed  church  are  to  be  con- 
gratulated in  knowing  that  Dr.  Hinke,  although  novv^  a 
member  of  the  Presbyterian  church,  is  willing  to  give  his 
timie  and  talents  to  the  study  and  writing  of  their  church 
history,  but  they  can  never  know  or  appreciate  the  great 
amount  of  labor  that  such  intelligent  research  requires. 
With  him  it  has  been  truly  a  labor  of  love.  In  connection 
with  this  work  he  has  traced  the  history  of  many  ministers 
back  into  Germany  and  Switzerland,  thus  getting  reliable 
information  concerning  their  early  life  and  antecedents,  and 
also  particularly  about  their  education  before  coming  to 
America,  and  in  general  he  has  added  much  entirely  new 
material  to  the  history  of  the  Reformed  church  and  its  min- 
isters. In  this  connection  I  want  to  invite  special  attention 
to  his  exhaustive  "History  of  Goshenhoppen  Reformed 
Charge,"  published  by  this  society  in  Volumes  27  and  28  of 
its  proceedings ;  also  to  his  translation  of  the  Minutes  of 
Coetus  of  the  Reformed  Church,  discovered  in  the  archives 
of  the  General  Synod  of  the  Dutch  Reformed  Church  at  the 
Hague  in  Holland,  which  has  filled  a  gap  in  the  history  of 
the  Reformed  church. f 

I  was  told  by  a  former  librarian  of  the  Pennsylvania  His- 
torical Society,  that  a  large  part  of  its  patrons  was  made 
up  of  those  who  were  studying  their  family  genealogies. 
I  mentioned  this  fact  to  one  of  our  neighboring  librar- 
ians, who  said  that  that  was  true  not  only  of  historical 
society  libraries,  but  of  public  libraries  as  well.   This  inter- 

t  See  "Minutes  and  Letters  of  the  Coetus  of  the  German  Reformed 
Congregations  of  Pennsylvania,  1747-1792."  Reformed  Church  Pub- 
lication Board,  Philadelphia,  1903. 


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The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


est  is  due  primarily  to  love  of  family,  but  often  from  a  de- 
sire for  membership  in  some  patriotic  society,  such  as  the 
Daughters  of  the  American  Revolution,  Sons  of  the  Am.er- 
ican  Revolution,  or  the  Pennsylvania  German  Society,  to 
become  eligible  for  which  their  forebears  must  have  arrived 
in  this  country  prior  to  1800.  These  church  records  are  a 
great  storehouse  of  information  for  genealogists,  and  it  is 
hoped  that  the  publication  of  other  records  will  be  made, 
not  only  of  the  Reformed  and  Lutheran  churches,  but  of  all 
other  denominations  as  well. 

Much  difficulty  has  been  experienced  in  getting  posses- 
sion of  some  of  the  old  Reformed  church  records,  in  fact 
some  have  become  lost  or  mislaid,  while  at  least  three  of 
them  are  known  to  have  been  destroyed  by  fire,  viz — Done- 
gal Reformed  in  Lancaster  county;  Lynn  at  New  Tripoli 
and  Weisenberg  both  in  Lehigh  county.  Among  other 
Reformed  records  that  cannot  be  located  are  Brownbacks 
in  Chester  county;  White  Oak  in  Lancaster  county  (found 
by  Rev.  D.  C.  Tobias  in  1874,  but  now  again  lost)  and 
Kreutz  Creek  church  in  York  county. 

In  an  address  before  the  Historical  Society  of  the  Re- 
formed Church  at  Lancaster,  in  1920,  (See  Reformed 
Church  Review,  Vol.  XXIV,  page  257),  Dr.  Hinke  deplored 
the  loss  of  the  Springfield,  Bucks  county  and  the  Lower 
Saucon,  Northampton  county  records,  these  we  are  happy 
to  state,  have  both  since  been  found  and  both  have  been 
translated  by  Dr.  Hinke;  several  typewritten  copies  have 
been  made,  thus  preserving  and  protecting  their  contents 
against  loss.  It  is  hoped  that  both  of  these  interesting  and 
valuable  records  can  be  published  at  an  early  day. 

The  changing  of  church  officers  often  leads  to  the  loss  of 
records,  and  moreover  some  people  are  very  indifferent 
about  preserving  old  books  and  documents.  This  proceed- 
ure  is  all  wrong,  and  very  selfish,  and  it  is  hoped  that  the 
officers  of  the  churches,  of  whatever  denominations,  v/ill 


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vii 


in  time  see  the  wisdom  of  depositing  these  valuable  books 
in  central  places  where  they  can  be  preserved  in  fire-proof 
vaults,  and  become  accessible  to  all  who  may  want  to  con- 
sult them.  I  have  often  thought  too,  when  looking  over 
some  of  the  imperfectly  kept  church  records  of  the  present 
day,  that  it  would  be  a  wise  movement  for  the  synods  to 
employ  someone,  specially  skilled  in  keeping  such  records, 
to  visit  the  congregations  and  instruct  the  pastors  or  sec- 
retaries in  the  art  of  keeping  them  correctly,  for  they  too 
will  become  of  great  historic  value  as  the  years  go  by. 

For  the  users  of  the  Tohickon  church  records  it  may  be 
helpful  to  state,  that  the  translator  has  adopted  the  Eng- 
lish forms  of  all  Christian  names,  except  when  they  were 
rare  German  names,  not  in  use  in  English,  such  as  Dietrich, 
Balthaser,  Ludwig  or  Cunigunda.  An  exclamation  mark 
after  a  name  means  that  it  is  unintelligible  to  the  editor,  but 
is  reproduced  exactly  as  it  stands  in  the  original.  In  the 
case  of  the  surnames  or  family  names,  no  attempt  has  been 
made  to  substitute  forms  in  use  at  present,  except  in  a  few 
cases,  where  obvious  scribal  errors  were  corrected,  the  sur- 
names are  reproduced  exactly  as  found  in  the  original,  in- 
cluding all  the  scribal  variations.  The  index  will  help  to 
indicate  these  variations. 

While  these  Tohickon  church  records  are  published  by 
the  Pennsylvania  German  Society,  their  publication  was 
first  suggested  by  Calvin  I.  Kephart,  Esq.,  of  Washington, 
D.  C,  whose  forebears  worshipped  in  this  church,  many 
of  whom  lie  buried  in  the  churchyard.  He  and  some  of  his 
relatives,  all  tracing  to  the  same  fountain-heads,  have  con- 
tributed liberally  and  helped  to  make  their  publication  pos- 
sible. It  is  therefore  due  to  these  loyal  friends  of  old  To- 
hickon church,  that  we  desire  to  make  this  slight  recogni- 
tic>n  of  their  generosity.  The  gentlemen  contributing  are 
as  follows: 


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The  Penns'^i^mnia-Germafi  Society. 


Calvin  1.  Kephart,  B.S.,  B.C.S.,  LL.M.,  Washington,  D. 
C;  Ralph  C.  Kephart,  Ensign,  U.  S.  Navy,  Pacific  Coast; 
Paul  Reed,  Bedford,  Pa.;  William  A.  Weisel,  Bedford,  Pa.; 
W.  R.  Weisel,  Tacoma,  Washington;  John  M.  Weisei, 
Akron,  Ohio;  Lieut.  CoL  Ermund  T.  Weisel,  Washington, 
D.  C;  Clayton  E.  Weisel,  Minneapolis,,  Minn.;  James  Har- 
old Weisel,  Pittsburgh,  Pa.;  Winfield  O.  Weisel,  Ddyles- 
town,  Pa.;  Elmer  P.  Weisel,  Philadelphia,  Pa.;  Oscar  W. 
Weisel,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

We  are  indeed  glad  to  present  a  portrait  of  Rev.  Dr. 
Hinke,  the  etching  of  which  was  placed  in  this  volume 
without  consultation  with  him. 


Riegelsville,  Pennsylvania. 


Table  of  Contents  ix 

TABLE  OF  CONTENTS 
PART  I 

History  of  the  Tohickon  Reformed  Congregation  : 

Page 

Introduction    1 

1.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  Conrad  Wirtz,  1745-48   3  ^ 

2.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  Jacob  Riess,  1750-56   14  | 

3.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  Egidius  Hecker,  1756-62   29 

4.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  Christopher  Gobrecht,  1766-70.  38  { 

5.  Ministry  of  Rev.  Caspar  Wack,  1771-81   44 

6.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  Theobald  Faber,  1782-86   47 

7.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  Michael  Kern,  1787-88....   52 

8.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  William.  Ingold,  1788-90   54 

9.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  Nicholas  Pomp,  1790-97   56 

10.  Ministry  of  Rev.  Jacob  Senn,  1799-1818   59 

11.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  A.  Strassburger,  1818-54   61 

PART  II 

Tohickon  Reformed  Church  Records  f 

I.  Baptismal  Records 

1.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  Conrad  Wirtz   65 

2.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  Jacob  Riess   67 

3.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  Egidius  Hecker   77 

4.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  Christopher  Gobrecht   118 

5.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  Caspar  Wack   126 

6.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  Theobald  Faber   140 

7.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  Michael  Kern   147 

8.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  William  Ingold   148 

9.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  Nicholas  Pomp   151 

10.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  Jacob  Senn   164 

11.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  A.  Strassburger   198 

12.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  Peter  S.  Fisher   210 

II.  Marriage  Records 

1.  Marriages  by  Rev.  John  Egidius  Hecker   212 

2.  Marriages  by  Rev.  Caspar  Wack   216 

3.  Marriages  by  Rev.  John  Theobald  Faber   218 

4.  Marriages  by  Rev.  John  Michael  Kern   219 

5.  Marriages  by  Rev.  John  William  Ingold   219 

6.  Marriages  by  Rev.  Nicholas  Pomp   219 

7.  Marriages  by  Rev.  Jacob  Senn   221 

8.  Marriages  by  Rev.  John  A.  Strassburger   234 


X  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society, 

Page 

HI.   Burial  Records 

1.  Burials  by  Rev.  John  Egidiua  Hecker   26b 

2.  Burials  by  Rev.  Caspar  Wack   267 

3.  Burials  by  Rev.  John  Theobald  Faber   268 

4.  Burials  by  Rev.  John  Michael  Kern   269 

5.  Burials  by  Rev.  John  William  Ingold   2^9 

6.  Burials  by  Rev.  Nicholas  Pomp   270 

7.  Burials  by  Rev.  Jacob  Senn   2<1 

8.  Burials  by  Rev.  John  A.  Strassburger   281 

IV.    Records  of  Catechumens 

1.  Catechumens  of  Rev.  John  Egidius  Hecker   308 

2.  Catechumens  of  Rev.  John  Christopher  Gobrecht   311 

3.  Catechumens  of  Rev.  Caspar  Wack   313 

4.  Catechumens  of  Rev.  John  Theobald  Faber   316 

5.  Catechumens  of  Rev.  John  William  Ingold   316 

6.  Catechumens  of  Rev.  Nicholas  Pomp   317 

7.  Catechumens  of  Rev.  Jacob  Senn  •   322 

8.  Catechumens  of  Rev.  John  A.  Strassburger   328 


PART  III 

History  of  Tohickon  Lutheran  Congregation 

Introduction    337 

1.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  Martin  Schaefer,  1750-53   339 

2.  Ministry  of  Rev.  Jacob  Frederick  Schertlein,  1754-1755  314 

3.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  Joseph  Roth,  1755-58   342 

4.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  Wolf  Lizel,  1760-65   344 

5.  Ministry  of  Rev.  Philip  Henry  Rapp,  1765-72   345 

6.  Ministry  of  Rev.  Conrad  Roeller,  1774-1795   351 

7.  Ministry  of  Rev.  Frederick  Wm.  Geissenhainer,  1795- 

1798   

8.  Ministry  of  Rev.  John  George  Roeller,  1798-1840. . . . 355 


PART  IV 
Tohickon  Lutheran  Church  Record 

I.   Baptismal  Records 

1.  Baptisms  by  an  unknown  hand  

2.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  Martin  Schaefer 

3.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  Jacob  F.  Schertlein.. 


357 

358 
359 


Table  of  Contents  xi 

Page 

4.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  Joseph  Roth,   361 

5.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  Wolf  Lizel   364 

6.  Baptisms  by  Rev.    Philip  Henry  Rapp   368 

7.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  Conrad  Roeller   372 

8.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  Frederick  Geissenhainer   394 

9.  Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  George  Roeller   397 

II.   Financial  Statements   

III.   Catechumens,  1826-34   


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ILLUSTRATIONS 
Autographs 

Page 

John  Conrad  Wirtz.    13 

John  Egidus  Hecker   33 

John  Theobald  Faber   49 

John  Wilh.  Ingold   55 

List  of  Title  Pages  and  other  Plates 

Rev.  William  J.  Hinke,  Ph.D.,  D.D  Frontispiece 

Memorial  Tablet  of  Rev.  John  Conrad  Wirtz 

in  Reformed  Church  at  York,  Pa   14 

Tombstone  of  Rev.  Jacob  Riesz   24 

Tombstone  of  Rev.  John  Christopher  Gobrecht   44 

Fragment  of  Autobiography  by  Rev.  Nicholas  Pomp   56 

Tombstone  of  Rev.  Nicholas  Pomp    5S 

Tombstone  of  Rev.  Jacob  Senn   5S 

Portrait  of  Ulrich  Zwingli— 14S4-1531   63 

Title  Page  by  Rev.  Jacob  Reisz,  1749   6S 

Title  Page  by  Rev.  John  Eg.  Hecker,  1756.   78 

Entries  by  Rev,  John  C.  Gobrecht,  1766   118 

Taufschein  of  John  Adam  Laux   130 

Entries  by  Rev.  Faber  and  Rev.  Ingold,  1782   13S 

Baptismal  Entries  by  John  Theobald  Faber   140 

Entries  by  Rev.  Caspar  Wack,  1772   314 

Tohickon  Union  Church,  Erected  in  1S3S   336 

Tohickon  Union  Church,  Renovated  and  Enlarged,  1918   356 

Portrait  of  Martin  Luther— 14S3-1546   440 


HISTORY  OF  THE  TOHICKON  REFORMED  CON- 
GREGATION, BEDMINSTER  TOWNSHIP 
BUCKS  COUNTY,  PENNSYLVANIA. 
1745-1854. 

l^=rjKE  first  Reformed  people  to  appear  in  Bucks 
I  i  I  county^  were  the  Dutch  Reformed.  They  settled 
r'^'^"**^  in  the  southern  part  of  the  county,  along  the  Nes- 
laiiB*."aJ»  haminy  creek,  near  the  present  village  of  Church- 
ville,  where  they  organized  a  Dutch  Reformed  congregation 
as  early  as  1710.  The  pastors  of  this  congregation  preached 
occasionally  to  their  German  Reformed  brethren  in  Phila- 
delphia county,  as,  for  example,  Paulus  Van  Vlecq  at  Skip- 
pack  and  Whitemarsh  during  the  years  1710-1713. 

The  German  Reformed  settlers  in  Bucks  county  followed 
the  Dutch  a  decade  or  two  later,  for  the  first  traces  of  a 
considerable  number  of  German  Reformed  people,  in  what 
was  then  Bucks  county,  do  not  appear  until  the  year  1734. 
In  that  year  the  Rev.  John  Philip  Boehm  wrote  a  letter  to 
Holland,  in  which  he  plead  for  four  ministers  for  Pennsyl- 
vania. The  fourth  minister,  he  wTOte,  "would  greatly  be 
needed  at  Goshenhoppen,  about  36  miles  from  Philadelphia. 
He  might  conduct  services  there  every  three  weeks,  and 

^  It  must  he  remembered  that  Bucks  county  extended  originally  north- 
ward to  the  Kittatiny  mountains  or  "as  far  as  the  land  might  be  pur- 
« fsascd  from  the  Indians".  In  fact  it  comprised  all  territory  in  Pennsyi- 
"'"insa  north  of  Philadelphia  county.  In  1752  Northampton  county  was 
♦*!-vrted  out  of  Bucks  and  until  1812  that  county  included  all  territory 
T^tonh  of  the  present  boundaries  of  Bucks  county,  Leiiigh  county  was 
'fx-tod  in  1812  out  of  part  of  Northampton. 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


use  the  rest  of  the  time  to  feed  the  poor  sheep,  at  end  of  the 
wilderness,  in  the  above-mentioned  Saucon,  Macungie, 
Maxatawny  and  Great  Swamp".-  Saucon  was  then  at  the 
end  of  the  wilderness.  But  already  Reformed  people  from 
this  distant  region  had  been  to  see  Boehm  at  Whitpain  and 
had  asked  for  his  pastoral  services.  There  is  a  baptism  by 
Boehm  at  Egypt  on  record  for  September  23,  1734. 

Saucon  and  Egypt  appear  again  in  1736,  when  the  boy 
preacher,  John  Henry  Goetschy,  entered  the  Goshenhoppen 
region.  On  his  circuit,  as  outlined  on  the  title  page  of  the 
New^  Goshenhoppen  record.  Saucon  and  Egypt  (both  then 
in  Bucks  county)  are  mentioned  among  his  preaching  sta- 
tions. Goetschy  probably  supplied  these  outlying  districts 
with  occasional  preaching  during  the  years  1736-1739. 
With  the  latter  year  his  ministry  in  Pennsylvania  cam.e  to 
an  end.  His  preaching  points  in  the  then  Bucks  county  in- 
cluded at  least  Egypt,  Great  Swamp,  Macungie  and  Sau- 
con. Goetschy  was  followed  by  Peter  Henry  Dorsius,  pas- 
tor at  Neshaminy  from  1737-1748,  who,  although  he 
preached  at  Neshaminy  to  the  Dutch  Reformed  people,  was 
a  German  by  birth  and  visited  the  German  congregations 
repeatedly.  A  visit  to  Saucon  by  Dorsius  is  on  record  for 
the  year  1740. 

But  the  full  tide  of  German  immigration  into  the  upper 
parts  of  Bucks  county  did  not  set  in  till  about  the  year 
1740.  Beginning  with  that  year  and  all  through  the  fol- 
lowing decade  numerous  new  congregations  appear,  such 
as  Heidelberg  in  what  is  now  Lehigh  county  and  Salis- 
bury in  the  same  region.  At  the  latter  place  John  William 
Straub  took  out  a  deed  for  the  church  land  in  1741.  A  few- 
years  later,  in  1746,  Michael  Schlatter  found  him  at  Indian 
Creek. 

About  the  same  time  the  first  traces  of  church  life  mani- 
fest themselves  at  three  other  places,  namely  at  Springneld, 


2  See  Life  and  Letters  of  Boehm,  p.  25 2f. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Church. 


3 


Tohickon  and  the  Forks  of  the  Delaware.  The  first  pas- 
tor of  these  churches  was  John  Conrad  Wirtz,  who  deserves 
a  great  deal  more  credit  for  his  pastoral  activity  than  he 
has  thus  far  received  from  Reformed  historians. 

The  history  of  these  congregations  has  often  been  written 
in  county  histories  and  church  papers,  but,  if  must  be  con- 
fessed, with  a  remarkable  disregard  to  historical  facts  and 
a  surprising  neglect  of  the  church  records. 

It  has  been  stated  by  nearly  ail  writers,  even  former  pas- 
tors, that  the  deed  for  the  Tohickon  church  land  was  given 
on  September  1,  1743,  by  Blasius  Boyer  to  the  trustees  of 
the  Calvanist  church  in  Rockhill  township,  for  fifteen  shill- 
ings. But,  as  there  is  no  such  deed  in  existence  and  as 
Blasius  Boyer  did  not  own  the  land  in  question  till  1747, 
and  furthermore  all  the  facts  stated  in  connection  with  this 
deed  apply  to  the  actual  deed  still  on  record,  given  on  Sep- 
tember 1,  1753,  we  may  dismiss  this  earlier  deed  as  an  his- 
torical fiction. 

The  earliest  date  in  connection  with  the  Tohickon  con- 
gregation occurs  in  the  old  Reformed  church  record,  whose 
careful  and  minute  study  has  been  sadly  neglected  in  the 
past,  to  the  detriment  of  its  history. 

I. 

THE  MINISTRY  OF  REV.  JOHN  CONRAD  WIRTZ 
June  1745  to  July  1748. 

One  of  the  later  pastors  of  the  Tohickon  congregation, 
the  Rev.  John  Egidius  Hecker,  entered  into  the  record 
twenty-one  baptisms,  to  which  he  prefixed  the  following 
heading: 

'The  following  children  were  baptized  by  Dominie  Con- 
rad Wiirze."  These  baptisms  extend  from  June  16,  1745, 
to  July  17,  1748.  Hence  we  may  conclude,  with  some  de- 
gree of  probability,  that  the  ministry  of  John  Conrad  Wirtz 


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extended  from  about  June  1745  to  about  July  1748.  More- 
over, there  is  every  reason  to  think  that  he  was  the  first 
pastor  of  the  congregation  and  as  such  its  founder. 

john  Conrad  Wirtz  (originally  spelled  Wiirtz  by  him, 
but  later  changed  to  Wirtz)  was  born  at  Zurich,  Switzer- 
land, on  November  30,  1706.  He  was  the  son  of  Rev.  John 
Conrad  Wirtz,  Sr.^  The  elder  Wirtz  was  born  May  5,  1661. 
He  was  pastor  at  Kloten  and  later  at  Neukirchen.  In  1711 
he  became  administrator  of  the  charitable  foundation  of  the 
Great  Minster,  the  chief  church  at  Zurich,  but  lost  this  po- 
sition in  1728,  because  of  mismanagement.  He  died  May 
4,  1730.  He  was  married  November  3,- 1685,  to  Magdalena 
Klingler.  This  union  was  blessed  with  fourteen  children, 
eight  of  whom  died  in  infancy.    They  were  as  follows : 

1  — Anna  Ursula,    b.  Dec.  28,  1686;  died  1691 
b.  Nov.  27,  1688;  died  1731 

twins,  b.  1690;  died  young 

b.  May  24,  1691;  died  1691 
b.  Aug.  7,  1692;  died  1693 
b.  Jan.  2,  1694;  died  1773 
b.  Feb.  12,  1696;  died  about  1740 
b.  Sep.  19,  1697;  died  1736 
b.  Aug.  27,  1699;  died  1703 
b.  Dec.  4,  1701;  died  1702 
b.  Jan.  16,  1703;  died  1704 
b.  Nov.  30,  1706;  emigrated 

to  Pennsylvania 
b.  Mch.   9,  1709;  died  1709 

3  According  to  a  sketch  of  the  Wurts  family,  entitled  "The  Ancestry 
of  Theodore  F.  Wurts  and  his  wife  Anna  Vanuxen",  by  John  S.  Wurts,  of 
Philadelphia,  which  the  author  kindly  placed  at  the  disposal  of  the 
writer,  John  Conrad  Wirtz  was  not  only  the  son  of  a  minister,  but  he  was 
descended  from  a  line  of  three  ministerial  ancestors,  all  of  whom  bore  the 
name  John  Conrad.  His  great-grandfather,  1606-1667,  entered  the  ministry 
1628;  his  grandfather,  1631-1682,  in  1854;  and  his  father,  1661-1730, 
in  1682.  A  more  elaborate  sketch  of  the  Wirtz  (Wurtz)  family  is  found 
in  Chambers,  Early  Germans  of  New  Jersey,  (1895)  pp.  561-567,  &  596. 


2  — 

Magdalena 

3  — 

Francis, 

4  — 

Conrad, 

5  — 

Conrad, 

6  — 

Conrad, 

7  — 

Jacob, 

8  — 

Ursula, 

9  — 

Elizabeth, 

lo- 

Anna, 

ll— 

Conrad, 

12  — 

Anna, 

13  — 

Conrad, 

14  — 

Rudolf, 

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This  list  shows  that  five  of  their  sons  had  been  named 
Conrad,  four  of  whom  died  in  infancy.  The  thirteenth  child 
was  Conrad  or  John  Conrad,  Jr.,  the  subject  of  this  sketch. 
He  no  doubt  received  his  training  in  the  Latin  school  at 
Zurich,  where  Henry  Goetschy,  who  later  became  his 
brother-in-law,  was  educated. 

When  he  reached  his  early  manhood  he  Avent  to  Holland, 
where  he  entered  the  service  of  the  Dutch  naw,  as  a  cadet. 
He  was  perhaps  induced  to  make  this  choice  by  the  fact 
that  the  husband  of  a  sister  was  in  the  Dutch  service,  being 
stationed  at  The  Hague.  Soon,  however,  he  gave  up  his 
military  career  and  returned  to  Zurich  where  he  began  to 
practice  law.  He  left  Zurich  in  October  1734,  with  a  large 
colony  of  emigrants.'*  One  of  his  traveling  companions, 
Ludwig  Weber,  who  left  the  party  in  Holland  and  returned 
to  Switzerland,  has  published  a  lively  account  of  the  difri- 
culties  which  the  emigrants  had  to  face  and  overcome,  as 
they  traveled  down  the  Rhine.  W'irtz  served  as  commis- 
sary of  the  expedition.  W^hen  the  party  came  to  Neuwied, 
in  the  neighborhood  of  Coblenz,  four  couples,  among 
whom  were  John  Conrad  Wirtz  and  Anna  Goetschy,  the 
daughter  of  the  Rev.  Maurice  Goetschy,  the  leader  of  the 
colony,  were  married.  A  recent  investigation  of  the  church 
records  at  Neuwied  shows  that  the  event  took  place  on 
October  28,  1734.^ 

4  For  a  more  extensive  account  of  this  emigration  see  the  writer's 
History  of  the  Goshenhoppen  Charge.  Lancaster  1920,  pp.  96-110,  in  Vol. 
XXVII  of  the  Pennsylvania  German  Society's  proceedings. 

5  The  entry  in  the  records  at  Neuwied  is  as  follows:  "On  the  28th  of 
October  1734,  the  following  persons,  members  of  a  Swiss  colony,  coming 
from  Zurich  and  traveling  to  Carolina  in  America,  were  joined  in  mar- 
riage here  in  our  church:  (1)  Johann  Conrad  Wirtz,  leader  of  the 
above-mentioned  colony,  and  son  of  the  late  Johann  Conrad  Wirtz.  De- 
canus  of  the  reverend  college  of  canons,  and  archdeacon  of  the  church  of 
the  Great  Minster  at  Zurich  and  minister  of  the  divine  Word  there,  and 
His  bethrothed,  Miss  Anna  Goetschi,  daughter  of  Maurice  Goetschi,  min- 
ister of  the  Word  of  God.  pastor  and  head  of  the  above-mentioned  colony  ; 
(2)  John  Conrad  Gaweiler,  of  Stein  on  the  Rhine  and  Miss  Regula  Wein- 
mann,  of  Herrliberg,  both  of  the  Canton  of  Zurich;  (3)  Hans  Jacob  Rath- 


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After  many  difficulties  and  trying  experiences  the  colony 
finally  reached  Philadelphia  on  May  29,  1735,  by  the  ship 
"Mercury",  Captain  William  Wilson,,  from  Rotterdam. 
*'Conrad  Wiirtz"  was  the  first  to  sign  the  oath  of  allegiance 
in  the  courthouse  at  Philadelphia.  Exhausted  by  the  fa- 
tigues of  the  long  and  slow  journey,  the  Rev.  Maurice 
Goetschy  died  on  the  day  of  their  landing  in  Philadelphia. 
Both  his  son,  John  Henry  Goetschy  and  his  son-in-law, 
John  Conrad  Wiirtz,  became  preachers  and  ministered  to 
the  Reform.ed  settlers  in  Pennsylvania. 

The  early  activity  of  Wirtz  is  described  by  the  Rev.  John 
Philip  Boehm,  who  in  his  last  report'  to  Holland,  in  the 
year  1748,  writes : 

"He  was  accepted  at  Old  Goshenhoppen  to  teach  school.  But  they 
soon  got  tired  of  him  and  sent  him  away.  Afterwards  the  Men- 
nonites  in  Cannastocka  accepted  him  for  the  same  work,  hut  he 
was  dismissed  by  them  just  as  quickly."^ 

Later  we  find  Wirtz  preaching  to  the  Reformed  people 
in  Lehigh  and  Bucks  counties.  From  September  1742  to 
December  1743,  he  was  preaching  and  baptizing  at  Egypt, 
Lehigh  county,  where  he  headed  a  series  of  nine  baptisms 
in  the  church  record  with  the  statement : 

"The  beginning  was  made  in  1742. 
Baptized  by  me,  John  Conrad  Wuertz,  V.D.M. 
Helvetico-Tigurinus."^ 

In  1745,  he  appears  at  Saucon  and  AUemaengel.  On 
August  29,  1745,  the  minutes  of  the  Moravian  Helpers'  Con- 
ference at  Bethlehem,  Pa.,  report: 

"The  pastor  at  Saucon,  who  has  had  oil  made  for  him- 
self, confesses  that  he  would  like  to  be  a  brother."   This  is 

geh,  of  Walliselen  and  Barbara  Haller  of  Walliselen,  of  the  Canton  of 
Zurich,  (4)  Hans  Conrad  Haff.  of  Walliselen  and  Catharine  Issler,  of 
Haller,  of  the  canton  of  Zurich."  This  extract  was  secured  through  the 
kind  assistance  of  Prof.  Dr.  L.  Lemme,  of  Heidelberg  University. 

•  See  Life  and  Letters  of  Boehm,  p.  447f. 

7  See  the  Kpr>pt  Record,  as  printed  in  the  Pennsylvania  Archives,  6th 
series.  Vol.  VI,  p.  7. 


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corroborated  by  the  Lower  Saucon  church  record,  in  which 
'*Mr.  Wurtz"  heads  the  list  of  ministers  of  that  congrega- 
tion, which  was  drawn  up  about  1792  by  the  Rev.  John 
Mann,  a  later  pastor. 

When  Michael  Schlatter  came  to  Pennsylvania,  Wirtz 
went  to  see  him,  October  14,  1746.  About  this  interview 
Schlatter  writes  in  his  private  diary  :^ 

♦'One  of  these  days  there  came  to  me  a  certain  man,  named  Wirtz, 
of  Zurich,  a  son-in-law  of  the  old  Goetschi,  who  died  in  this  country. 
He  visited  me  with  his  wife  in  Philadelphia,  to  recommend  him- 
self to  me  and  to  ask  my  counsel.  He  was  very  frank,  confess- 
ing his  fault  of  having  presumed  to  act  as  a  minister,  without 
ordination,  but  he  had  done  so  only  because  of  his  need  and  poverty 
and  at  the  solicitation  of  the  farmers.  But  now,  having  heard  my 
commission,  he  was  perfectly  willing  to  submit  to  my  directions  and 
instantly  cease  administering  the  holy  sacraments,  if  1  were  willing 
and  able  to  help  him  to  obtain  a  meagre  subsistence.  Finally  he 
asked  humbly  whether  there  were  no  possibility  for  him  of  being 
ordained  to  the  ministry.  Whereupon  I  answered  him  that  I  did  not 
know  him,  nor  had  any  positive  inlormation  about  his  conduct,  life 
and  teaching  and  the  disposition  of  the  people  toward  him.  Further- 
more, I  told  him,  I  would  do  nothing  against  my  conscience,  nor 
act  to  the  detriment  of  the  church  of  God.  But  next  summer  I 
would  carefully  investigate  his  case  and  then,  if  it  seemed  feasible, 
submit  it  to  the  Reverend  Fathers  and  await  their  reply.  With 
this  he  seemed  to  be  well  satisfied." 

During  the  following  summer  Schlatter  carried  out  his 
intention  and  visited  Saucon  on  June  28-29,  1747.  He  came 
from  Maxatawny,  a  distance  of  twenty-five  miles.  He  de- 
scribes his  visit  in  his  diary:® 

"I  left  soon  after  the  sermon,  and  went  twenty-five  miles  farther 
to  Sacony,  a  congregation  which  is  served  by  a  certain  Mr.  J.  C. 

8  Published  by  the  writer  in  the  Journal  of  the  Presbyterian  Historical 
Society,  Vol.  Ill,  p.  120.  In  his  Life  of  Schlatter  (p.  137)  Dr.  Harbaugh 
Kive.s  October  15th  as  the  day  of  this  visit,  but  in  the  German  text  before 
the  writer  it  is  October  14th.  It  is  given  correctly  in  Harbaugh,  Fathers, 
V<<1.  I,  p.  388.  The  account  of  the  interview,  as  given  by  Schlatter  in  the 
j^'urnal  published  by  him  in  1751,  differs  only  in  some  minor  detaiis  from 
that  given  above  from  his  private  journal. 

«  Harbaugh,  Schlatter's  Life  and  Travels,  p.  162. 


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Wirtz.  to  whom  I  have  already  referred.  Here  I  preached  on  the 
29th,  and,  when  after  the  services  I  laid  my  instruction  before  them, 
I  asked  them,  wh'ether  they  would  have  Mr.  Wirtz,  who  wa.3  also 
present,  as  their  minister,  in  case  he  should  be  regularly  qualified 
by  the  Reverend  Christian  Synod?  The  congregation  was  not  en- 
tirely unanimous;  some  desired  rather  to  have  another  regular  min- 
ister, in  order  that  full  unity  might  be  restored  in  the  congregation." 

On  the  same  day  Schlatter  visited  Springfield,  nine  miles 
from  Lower  Saucon,  to  which  Wirtz  ministered  also,  and 
where  he  found  the  same  condition  as  at  Lower  Saucon. 
The  Coetus  minutes  of  1747  (p.  37)  state  that: 

"In  Saucon,  Forks,  Springfield,  etc.,  the  people  are  well  satisfied 
with  Conrad  "Wirtz,  of  Zurich,  some  few  excepted.  Poverty  hurts 
the  man  much  in  his  ministry,  but  because  he  means  well  and  no 
one  can  speak  evil  of  him,  therefore  the  circumstances  with  regard 
to  this  person  and  said  congregations  shall  be  favorably  reported 
to  Holland." 

This  quotation  adds  another  congregation  to  those  men- 
tioned before,  namely  Forks,  or  Forks  of  the  Delaware, 
now  part  of  Easton,  where  an  early  Union  church  stood  on 
the  south  side  of  the  Lehigh  river  in  Williams  township, 
near  where  the  South  Easton  water  works  are  located. 

A  fifth  congregation  of  Wirtz  is  mentioned  in  the  minutes 
of  the  Helpers'  Conference,  already  referred  to.  They  state 
under  date  September  13,  1745:  "Conrad  Wirtz.  a  Re- 
formed preacher  at  Allemaengel,  who  has  been  against  us, 
is  now  in  favor  of  us."  The  Tohickon  records  add  Tohick- 
on  also  to  the  charge  of  Wirtz.  Hence  his  field  consisted 
of  at  least  six  congregations.  There  may  have  been  still 
others,  where  we  cannot  now  trace  his  presence  through 
historical  documents.^^ 

10  That  it  was  a  union  church  is  definitely  stated  in  an  article,  which 
appeared  in  the  "Weekly  Messenger",  of  February  8.  1837,  and 
was  written  most  likely  by  the  Rev.  Thomas  Pomp,  from  1796-1850  pastor 
of  the  Reformed  church  at  Easton.  In  it  occurs  this  statement:  "The 
first  church  in  which  the  Easton  con^egation  worshipped  stood  at  the 
foot  of  Morgan  Hill,  about  a  mile  and  a  half  from  town,  a  little  to  the 
left  of  the  old  Philadelphia  road". 

11  A  seventh  congregation  of  Wirtz  may  have  been  one  which  Schlatter 


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If  a  statement  of  the  well-known  historian  Prof.  L  Daniel 
Rupp/-  can  be  trusted,  Conrad  Wirtz  was  a  probationer 
at  the  Coetus  in  1749.  If  this  is  correct,  the  ministry  of 
Wirtz  in  all  these  congregations  extended  from  1745-1749. 

Failing  to  receive  the  approval  of  the  Fathers  in  Holland, 
under  whom  the  Coetus  of  Pennsylvania  was  then  carrying 
on  its  work,  Mr.  Wirtz  turned  to  the  Presbyterians.  On 
September  27,  1750,  the  Synod  of  New  York  received  a  pe- 
tition from  the  "High  Dutch"  congregation  of  Rockaway, 
m  the  township  of  Lebanon,  New  Jersey.  The  minutes  of 
the  Synod  state : 

"The  High  Dutch  congregation  of  Rockaway,  in  the  township  of 
Lebanon,  applied  to  the  Sjniod  that  they  may  be  taken  under  the 
care  of  this  Synod,  and  that  a  certain  person  now  preaching  among 
them  may  be  taken  under  examination,  and  if  approved,  ordained  a 
minister  to  them.  The  Synod,  in  order  to  clear  their  way  to  trans- 
act anything  with  said  people,  do  appoint  Mr.  Pemberton  to  make 
inquiry  of  the  Dutch  ministers  in  New  York,  whether  said  people 
belong  to  their  jurisdiction;  and  he  is  to  acquaint  a  committee  of 
the  Synod  how  that  matter  is.  And  the  Synod  appoints  Messrs, 
Pierson,  Burr,  Arthur,  Smith  and  Spencer,  their  committee,  to  sit 
at  such  time  and  place  as  they  shall  appoint,  and  transact  in  said 
affair,  according  as  things  shall  then  appear  to  them."^3 

At  the  meeting  of  the  Synod  of  New  York  on  September 

In  hi3  diary  calls  "Lehigh".  On  June  24-26,  1747,  he  visited  the  congrega- 
tions in  Manata-wTiy  [read  Maxatawny],  Magunschy  [Ziegel],  Egypt  and 
near  the  Lehigh  [bey  der  Lechouw],  a  circuit  of  45  miles,  after  which  he 
came  to  Bethlehem.  On  the  30th,  Schlatter  mentions,  in  connection  with 
Springfield,  "in  this  region  are  four  or  five  small  congregations,  namely 
Saccony,  Forks  of  Delaware,  Springfield  and  Lehigh,  which  would  be  able 
to  contribute  about  35  pounds  or  233  Dutch  guilders  for  the  support  of  a 
minister".  As  Wirtz  supplied  the  first  three,  it  is  probable  that  he  sup- 
plied also  the  fourth.  But  what  congregation  is  Lehigh?  It  has  been 
suggested  (Reformed  Church  Reviexo,  XX,  1916,  89)  that  it  was  Stone 
Church,  Northampton  county.  But,  according  to  Schlatter's  diary,  it 
should  be  on  the  road  from  Egypt  to  Bethlehem.  This  would  fit  Eastern 
Salisbury,  Salisbury  township,  Lehigh  county,  v/here  a  union  church  was 
built  in  1759,  "after  the  Indians  had  again  ceased  to  burn  and  to  kill  in 
this  neighborhood".  It  may  well  be  that  there  was  an  earlier  organiza- 
tion in  this  neighborhood. 

2  2  Rupp,  History  of  Berks  and  Lebanon  Counties,  p.  444. 

i"*  Records  of  the  Presbyterian  Church,  Vol.  I,  pp.  242  and  245. 


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26,  1751,  the  committee  reported  that  "difficulties  arising  in 
their  way  from  time  to  time  they  have  not  been  able  to  do 
anything  in  it."  But  they  recommend  that  the  matter  be 
referred  to  the  Presbytery  of  New  Brunswick,  "to  transact 
in  it  according  as  they  shall  judge  best,  when  matters  are 
fully  before  them."  As  the  action  of  the  Presbytery  of  New 
Brunswick  regarding  Mr.  Wirtz  has  never  been  published 
in  full,  v/e  shall  insert  a  full  statement  of  the  case. 

As  the  last  sentence  of  the  Synodical  minutes  intimates, 
the  matter  had  already  been  laid  before  the  Presbytery, 
when  the  Synod  took  action  in  1751,  committing  the  whole 
case  to  the  Presbytery  for  final  decision.  At  its  meeting  at 
Woodbury,  on  the  second  day  of  the  sessions,  September 
3,  1751,  the  minutes  state 

"Mr.  Wortz  having  applied  to  the  Presbytery  to  be  taken  under 
trials  and  the  Pre?bytery  having  considered  the  case,  and  heard 
something  of  his  Christian  experience,  and  examined  him  in  some 
parts  of  learning,  are  willing  to  encourage  him,  and  for  further 
trial  do  appoint  him  to  make  a  sermon  in  Latin  on  John  III:  3,  and 
an.  exegesis  on  that  question,  an  jiostitia  Christi  justificamur/-^  to 
to  be  delivered  to  the  Presbytery  that  will  sit  at  Neshaminy  the 
first  Wednesday  of  November," 

When  the  Presbytery  met  at  Neshaminy,  November  6, 
1751,  the  minutes  give  us  the  following  information  about 
the  case  of  Mr.  W^irtz : 

"Mr.  Wortz  attended  the  Presbytery  and  gave  in  the  pieces  of 
trial  assigned  to  him  by  our  last,  viz.:  a  sermon  in  Latin  on  John 
III:  3,  and  an  exegesis  on  the  question,  an  justitia  Christi  justi- 
ficamur,  and  the  Presbytery,  having  taken  them  under  considera- 
tion, do  agree  to  sustain  them.  But  the  Presbytery,  having  received 
a  letter  from  the  German  Coetus,  containing  some  complaints 
against  Mr.  Wortz's  conduct  (for  which  he  made  a  suitable  retrac- 
tion to  our  Presbytery)  yet  do  judge  it  necessary  for  promoting 
peace  and  order  of  the  churches,  that  Presbytery  suspend  their 

14  These  extracts  from  the  Ms.  minutes  of  the  New  Brunswick  Presby- 
tery were  made  for  the  writer  by  the  present  Stated  Clerli  of  that  presby- 
tery, the  Rev.  George  H.  Ingram  of  Trenton,  N.  J. 

II  L  e.,  "Whether  we  are  justified  by  the  righteousness  of  Christ"? 


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further  proceedings  till  the  matter  be  more  thoroughly  inquired 
into,  and  do  agree  to  send  a  letter  to  the  above  said  brethren,  as 
soon  as  may  be,  in  order  to  have  said  difficulty  removed  out  of  the 
way,  and  do  appoint  Mr.  Beatty  to  draw  up  a  letter  and  bring  it 
unto  the  Presbytery  the  next  sederunt." 

"The  7th  day  at  10  o'clock,  Mr.  Beatty  brought  in  the  letter 
according  to  appointment,  and  it  was  approved,  and  ordered  to  be 
translated  into  Latin  by  the  moderator,  and  sent  to  them." 

At  the  next  meeting  of  Presbytery  at  Cranbury,  May  27, 
1752,  the  case  of  Wirtz  was  finally  brought  to  a  successful 
conclusion.    The  minutes  state: 

"Mr.  Wortz  brought  into  the  Presbytery  a  letter  from  our  breth- 
ren of  the  German  Coetus,  in  answer  to  what  was  sent  them  by  or- 
der of  our  Presbytery  that  sat  last  fall,  wherein  they  declare  that 
they  have  received  full  satisfaction  from  him  with  regard  to  his 
former  proceeding  in  the  ministry,  and  do  recommend  him  to  us 
under  the  divine  blessing,  wishing  us  to  forward  him  to  the  glory 
of  God  and  edification  of  His  Church." 

"The  people  of  Rockaway  supplicate  the  Presbytery  for  the  speedy 
ordination  fo  Mr.  Wortz,  if  the  Presbytery  see  their  way  clear." 

"The  affair  of  Mr.  Wortz  resumed: — The  Presbytery  finding  all 
diflQculties  as  to  his  ordination  removed,  do  think  it  may  be  for  the 
interests  of  religion  in  that  congregation  to  expedite  his  ordina- 
tion and  therefore  do  appoint  Friday  the  8th  day  of  June  next  to 
be  the  day  of  his  ordination,  to  be  attended  at  Rockaway  at  11  of 
the  clock,  and  do  appoint  Messrs.  McCrea,  Byram,  Lewis  and 
Kennedy  to  attend  it,  and  Mr.  Lewis  shall  preach  the  sermon  and 
Mr.  McCrea  preside  in  said  affair." 

Mr.  Wirtz  ministered  to  the  Reformed  people  at  Rocka- 
way, N.  J.,  till  1761.  He  does  not  seem  to  have  taken  his 
duties  as  a  Presbyter  very  seriously.  From  1752  to  1761, 
he  attended  the  meetings  of  the  Synod  of  New  York  only 
twice,  in  1752  and  1753.  In  1754,  he  complained  to  Pres- 
bytery "with  respect  to  the  deficiency  of  his  congregation." 
On  October  21,  1761,  he  w^as  given  a  letter  of  dismission 
and  thus  he  passed  out  of  the  Presbyterian  church.  He 
had  accepted  a  call  from  the  German  Reformed  church  at 
York,  Pa.,  but  he  did  not  move  into  his  new  field  of  labor 


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till  May  1762.  After  having  entered  his  new  charge,  he 
made  the  following  interesting  entry  into  the  church  record 
at  York: 

"On  the  21st  of  August,  of  the  year  of  our  dear  Redeemer,  Jesus 
Christ,  1761,  I,  John  Conrad  Wirtz,  minister  of  the  Word  of  God, 
and  installed  preacher  and  teacher  in  the  congregation  of  Rock- 
away  and  Valley  in  Jersey,  received  a  letter  from  this  congregation 
through  Mr.  Balthasar  Spengel  [Spangler]  in  which  I  was  re- 
quested to  preach  to  them,  in  the  hope  that  the  Merciful  God  would 
lovingly  unite  my  heart  with  that  of  this  forsaken  flock,  to  the  end 
that  they  might  be  thus  again  supplied  with  a  faithful  pastor  and 
teacher.  Under  the  divine  protection  and  by  His  gracious  will  I 
consented  to  this  request  and  concluded  to  undertake  this  journey 
with  the  above-mentioned  Mr.  Spangler.  Accordingly  we  set  out  on 
our  journey  on  August  27th,  and  arrived  safely,  and  in  good  health, 
on  the  1st  day  of  September.  On  the  Sunday  following  I  preached 
my  first  sermon,  which  together  with  three  or  four  additional  dis- 
courses the  Father  of  Lights  blessed  In  such  a  way  that  the  re- 
spected congregation  unanimously  manifested  their  love  towards 
me  and  showed  such  perfect  confidence  in  me  that  they  requested 
me  to  accept  their  call,  inasmuch  as  Mr,  Lischy  had  left  them  and 
they  were  without  a  pastor." 

"A  call  was  therefore  handed  to  me.  signed  by  the  then  elders 
and  members  of  the  congregation,  dated  September  13,  1761,  which 
call  I  was  unable  to  decline,  but  accepted  it  in  the  name  of  God, 
but  on  this  condition,  that  I  secure  the  consent  of  my  congrega- 
tions and  the  Reverend  Presbytery  of  New  Brunswick,  by  which  I 
had  been  ordained  to  the  holy  ministry." 

"Subsequently,  after  obtaining  the  consent  of  my  congregations 
and  receiving  a  dismission  from  the  Reverend  English  Presbytery 
of  Brunswick,  dated  the  21st  of  October,  1761,  I  removed  to  this 
place  in  the  name  of  the  Lord  Jesus,  and  arrived  on  the  5th  day 
of  May  1762  in  this  congregation.  On  the  following  Sunday,  being 
the  9th  of  May,  I  preached  my  introductory  sermon  from  Revela- 
tions 10:10.  that  I  might  henceforth  serve  this  congregation,  ac- 
cording to  the  grace  of  God  granted  to  me,  with  the  preaching  of 
the  Word  and  administration  of  the  Sacraments.  To  this  end  may 
the  Merciful  God,  for  the  sake  of  Jesus,  grant  and  communicate  the 
grace,  strength  and  assistance  of  His  holy  Spirit. 

May  12th,  1762.  John  Conrad  Wirtz,  V.  D.  M." 

The  ministry  of  Wirtz  at  York  was  of  short  duration.  A 


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later  entry  in  the  record  at  York,  states :  "The  Reverend 
Conrad  Wuertz  died  on  the  21st  of  September  1763,  and 
was  buried  on  the  23rd."  He  entered  83  baptisms  into  the 
York  record,  the  last  one  on  August  14,  1763,  from  which 
we  can  infer  that  he  was  sick  only  a  short  time.^^^ 

In  1902,  Charles  P.  Wurts.  Sr.,  of  Chicago,  compiled  and 
published  a  *'Wurts  Genealogy"  which  shows  the  many  de- 
scendants of  Rev.  John  Conrad  Wirtz/^  some  of  whom  be- 
came prominent  in  the  affairs  of  our  country.  Mr.  Wurts 
however  fails  to  mention  his  great-great  grandson.  Hon. 
George  Theodore  VVerts,  who  became  governor  of  New 
Jersey  in  1893,  and  w^ho  was  descended  through  the  follow- 


Signature  of  the  Rev.  John  Conrad  Wirtz, 
from  the  Kreutz  Creek  record. 


ing  line:  (1)  Peter  Wurts,  son  of  Rev.  John  Conrad,  mar- 
ried February  3,  1774,  with  Eleanor  Roelofson,  daughter 
of  Hermanes  Roelofson,  they  had  children  as  shown  by  the 
record  of  the  Reformed  church  of  Lebanon,  N.  J.,  one  of 
whom  (2)  Hermanes,  born  October  5,  1776,  married  Je- 
mima W^ilmot.  Their  son  (3)  Peter  Werts  was  born  in 
1804  at  Somerville,  X.  J.,  and  died  at  Bordentown,  N.  J. ;  he 

15a  Mr.  Wirtz  ministered  not  only  at  York,  but  also  in  the  neighboring 
Kreutz  Creek,  as  his  signature  in  the  church  record  of  that  congregation 
plainly  shows. 

5  6  According  to  Mr.  John  S.  Wurts  of  Philadelphia,  John  Conrad  Wurts 
had  six  children,  one  daughter  and  five  sons,  namely:  (1)  Anna  Maria 
Magdalena,  born  August  17th  and  baptized  August  20,  1735,  at  Christ 
Church,  Philadelphia;  (2)  Conrad,  who  died  in  Roxbury,  N.  J.,  in  1767, 
leaving  a  widow,  Anna,  and  several  daughters:  (3)  John,  born  June  30, 
174  4,  probably  in  Bucks  county.  He  married,  June  8,  1773,  Sarah  Grandin. 
He  became  a  successful  iron  manufacturer,  who  died  September  14,  1793: 
<*)  George;  (5)  Peter,  one  of  whose  prominent  descendants  is  traced 
above,  and  (6)  Maurice.    See  also  Chambers,  I.e.,  p.  596. 


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married  Mary  Vanatta,  daughter  of  Stephen  Vanatta  of 
Morristown,  N.  J.,  and  their  son  was  (4)  Gov.  George  Theo- 
dore Werts,  who  was  born  March  24,  1846,  at  Hacketts- 
town,  N.  J.  He  was  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1867,  was  mayor 
of  Morristown  1886-1892;  senator  from  Morris  county  1886- 
1892,  serving  in  1889  as  president  of  the  senate;  then  in 
1893-96  governor  of  New  Jersey.  He  died  January  17,  1910, 
and  lies  buried  at  Morristown. 

Rev.  John  Conrad  Wirtz  was  buried  under  the  altar  of 
the  old  First  Reformed  church  at  York,  Pa.,  the  floor  of 
the  church  not  having  been  laid  at  that  time.  On  May  9. 
1914  his  body  was  removed  to  Zion's  Reformed  church  at 
York,  and  a  bronze  tablet  placed  over  his  grave  of  which 
the  etching  shown  herewith  is  a  copy. 

n. 

THE  MINISTRY  OF  REV.  JOHN  JACOB  RIESS 
August  1749  to  March  1756. 

The  successor  of  Wirtz  at  Tohickon  was  Jacob  Riess,  an- 
other independent  Reformed  minister,  who  was  never  a 
member  of  the  Coetus  of  Pennsylvania. 

.Jacob  Riess,  or,  to  give  him  his  full  name,  John  Jacob 
Riess,  was  born  April  10,  1706,  in  Germany,  but  the  exact 
place  of  his  birth  has  not  yet  been  ascertained.  He  arrived 
in  the  port  of  Philadelphia  with  the  ship  "Robert  and 
Alice,"  Hartley  Cussack,  master,  from  Rotterdam,  and  qual- 
ified September  24,  1742.^'  With  him  came  John  George 
Riess,  perhaps  a  brother,  and  Philip  Fackenthal,  the  an- 
cestor of  Dr.  B.  F.  Fackenthal,  Jr.,  of  Riegelsville,  Pa. 

In  August  1749,  Riess  appears  as  pastor  at  Tohickon. 
On  August  27,  1749,  he  entered  his  first  baptism  into  the 
record,  heading  it  with  the  following  superscription : 


IT  See  Rupp's  Thirty  Thousand  Names,  p.  157.  In  this  place  his  name 
appears  aa  '  John  Jacob  Riess". 


^iOlMKll.  Uv^v'vu)!^  l£l>UC:il\}lL 


tlli^  iliUlUi^'  lanr^^iiK^un  i4D<l^ctl^l;. 

iR  ni;i^  001:0 v^i'  ivjuw  jKu^ii>: 


Memorial  Tablet  of  the  Rev.  John  Conrad  \\  irtz, 
erected  in  Zion's  Reformed  Church,  York,  Pa., 
May  9.  1914. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Church. 


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"Church  Record  for  the  Reformed  congregation  on  the 
Tohickon  in  Bedminster  Township.  By  me  were  entered 
these  children,  whom  I,  Jacob  Riess,  have  baptized."  From 
August  27,  1749,  to  March  28,  1756,  Riess  entered  165  bap- 
tisms into  the  Tohickon  record.  Xo  marriages  or  burials 
were  recorded  by  him.  It  was  during  his  ministry  that  the 
first  church  land  was  bought  at  Tohickon.  As  the  deed^® 
is  an  important  document  for  the  history  of  the  congrega- 
tion, we  insert  it  in  full : 

DEED  OF  THE  TOHICKON  CHURCH  LAND, 
SEPTEMBER  1,  1753. 

This  Indenture  made  the  first  day  of  September  in  the  year  of 
our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  Hundred  and  fifty  three  Between 
Blasius  Boyer  alias  place  of  Tretiffrin  Township  in  the  County  of 
Chester  Innholder  and  Catharine  his  wife  of  the  one  part  and 
Jacob  Rees  of  Rockhill  Township  in  the  County  of  Bucks,  Clerk, 
Martin  Shaffer  of  the  same  place,  Clerk,  Ludwig  Wildanger  of  Bed- 
minster Township  in  the  said  County  Yeoman  Adam  Dany  of  Hill- 
town,  in  the  said  County  Yeoman,  Frederick  Salendin  of  Bedmin- 
ster aforesaid  Yeoman,  Nikolas  Weichel,  of  Rockhill  aforesaid,  Yeo- 
man, Rudolph  Drach  of  Bedminster  aforesaid  Yeoman,  and  Bal- 
thasar  Ehrbach  of  Hilltown  aforesaid  Yeoman,  of  the  other  part. 

Whereas  the  Honorable  the  Proprietaries  of  the  Province  of  Penn- 
sylvania and  Counties  annexed  by  their  patent  or  Grant  under  the 
great  Seal  of  the  said  Province  bearing  Date  the  fourteenth  day  of 
January  Annoque  Domini  1743  for  the  consideration  therein  men- 
tioned did  give  grant  bargain  release  and  confirm  unto  Peter  Gruber 
of  Rockhill  in  the  County  of  Bucks  aforesaid  Yeoman  certain  One 
Hundred  and  fifty  acres  of  Land,  situate  on  a  Branch  of  Tohickon 
Creek  called  Three  Mile  Run  in  the  said  County  by  meets  and 
Bounds  in  the  said  patent  specified.  Together  with  the  Appurten- 
ances To  hold  to  him  the  said  Peter  Gruber  his  Heirs  and  Assigns 
for  ever  under  the  yearly  Rent  of  one  half  penny  Sterling  or  Value 
thereof  in  Coin  Current  etc.  as  in  and  by  the  said  recited  Patent 
Recorded  at  Philadelphia  in  the  Rolls  Office  in  Patent  Book  A  Vol. 
13,  page  167  etc.,  if  a  Relation  being  thereunto  had  may  more  at 
large  appear, 

13  We  owe  this  copy  of  the  deed  to  the  kindness  of  the  present  pastor 
of  the  Tohickon  Reformed  Church,  the  Rev.  S.  E.  Moyer  of  Perkasie,  Pa. 


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And  Whereas  by  Indenture  Bearing  Date  the  second  day  of  April 
Annoque  Domini  1747  made  or  mentioned  to  be  made  by  and  Be- 
tween the  said  Peter  Gruber  and  Barbary  his  wife  of  the  one  part 
and  John  Philip  de  Berthold  of  Germantown  in  the  County  of 
Philada,  Surgeon,  of  the  other  part,  he  the  said  Peter  Gruber  and 
Barbary  his  wife  for  the  Consideration  therein  mentioned  did  grant 
Bargain  Sell  release  and  confirm  unto  the  said  John  Philip  de 
Berthold  and  to  their  Heirs  and  Assigns  all  that  above  recited  One 
Hundred  and  Fifty  acres  of  Land  together  with  the  Appurtenances 
To  Hold  to  him  the  said  John  Philip  Berthold  his  Heirs  and  As- 
signs for  ever  by  said  recited  Indenture  Recorded  or  Intended 
to  be  recorded  in  the  Office  for  Recording  of  Deeds  for  the  County 
of  Bucks,  Relation  being  thereunto  had  may  more  at  large  appear. 

And  "VSTiereas  by  Indenture  bearing  date  the  t-wenty-seventh  day 
of  April  Annoque  Domini  1747  aforesaid,  made  or  mentioned  to  be 
be  made  by  and  between  the  said  John  Philip  de  Berthold  and 
Anna  Catharine  his  Wife  of  the  One  part  and  the  said  Blasius  Boyer 
of  the  other  part,  He  the  said  John  Philip  de  Berthold  and  Marie 
[sic]  Catharine  his  wife  for  the  consideration  therein  mentioned 
did  grant  bargain  sell  release  and  confirm  unto  the  said  Blasius 
Boyer  and  to  his  Heirs  and  Assigns  all  that  the  above  mentioned  and 
recited  One  Hundred  and  Fifty  Acres  together  with  the  Appur- 
tenances, To  hold  to  him  his  Heirs  and  Assigns  for  ever  as  by  said 
recited  Indenture  Recorded  or  Intended  to  be  recorded  in  the  Office 
for  Recording  of  Deeds  for  the  County  of  Bucks,  relation  being 
thereunto  had  may  more  at  length  appear. 

Now  this  Indenture  Witnesseth  that  the  said  Blasius  Boyer  and 
Catharine  his  wife  for  and  in  consideration  of  the  sum  of  fifteen 
Shillings  Lawful  Money  of  Pennsylvania  unto  them  in  Hand  well 
and  truly  paid  by  the  said  Jacob  Rees  Martin  Shaffer  Ludwig 
Wildanger  Adam  Dany  Frederick  Salendin  Niclas  Weichel  Rudolph 
Drach  and  Balthasar  Ehrbach  at  and  Before  the  Sealing  and  de- 
livery hereof  the  receipt  whereof  they  the  said  Blasius  Boyer  and 
Catharine  his  wife  do  hereby  acknowledge  and  thereof  do  acquit 
and  forever  discharge  the  said  Jacob  Rees  Martin  Shaffer  Ludwig 
Wildanger  Adam  Dany  Frederick  Salendin  Nicolas  Weigel  Rudolph 
Drach  and  Balthasar  Ehrbach  their  Heirs  and  assigns,  by  these 
presents  have  granted  bargained  sold  released  and  Confirmed  and 
by  these  presents  do  grant  bargain  Sell  Release  and  Confirm  unto 
the  said  Jacob  Rees  Martin  Shaffer  Ludwig  Wildanger  Adam  Dany 
Frederick  Salendin  Nicholas  Weigel  Rudolph  Drach  and  Balthasar 
Ehrbach  and  to  their  Heirs  and  assigns  a  certain  Messuage  or  Tene- 


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rnent  and  piece  or  Tract  of  Land  situate  Lying  and  Being  in  Rock- 
hlll  in  the  County  of  Bucks  on  a  Branch  of  Tohickon  Creek  called 
the  Three  Mile  Run  aforesaid  and  part  of  the  above  mentioned  One 
Hundred  and  fifty  Acres  of  Land,  Beginning  at  a  post  in  William 
Armstrong's  Line  and  from  thence  Extending  northwest  twenty 
four  perches  to  a  post  on  the  great  Road,  Thence  along  the  said 
road  South  twenty  four  perches  to  a  post,  thence  East  twenty  eight 
degrees  north  eighteen  perches  to  the  place  of  Beginning,  Containing 
One  Acre  one  quarter  of  an  acre  and  sixteen  perches  of  Land,  be 
the  same  more  or  less,  Together  also  with  all  and  singular  other 
the  Buildings  Improvements  Ways  Woods  Waters  Water  courses 
Rights  Liberties  Privileges  Hereditaments  and  Appurtenances  what- 
soever thereunto  belonging  or  in  any  wise  Appertaining  and  the 
Reversions  and  Remainders  thereof  and  all  the  Estate  Right  Title 
and  Interest  property  Claim  and  Demand  whatsoever  of  him  the 
said  Blasius  Boyer  and  Catharine  his  wife  of  in  and  to  the  Prem- 
ises hereby  granted  or  mentioned  to  be  granted  or  in  any  part 
thereof,  To  have  and  to  Hold  the  said  ?vlessuage  or  Tenement  and 
one  acre  and  one  quarter  of  an  acre  and  sixteen  perches  of  Land 
Hereditaments  and  premises  hereby  granted  or  mentioned  to  be 
granted  with  the  Appurtenances  unto  the  said  Jacob  Rees  Martin 
Shaffer  Ludwig  Wildanger  Adam  Dany  Frederick  Sallendin  Nicolas 
Weigel  Rudolph  Drach  and  Balthasar  Ehrbach,  their  Heirs  and  As- 
signs To  the  only  proper  Use  and  Behoof  of  them  the  said  Jacob 
Rees  Martin  Shaffer  Ludwig  Wildanger  Adam  Dany  Frederick  Sal- 
lendin Nicolas  W^eigel  Rudolph  Drach  and  Balthasar  Ehrbach, 
their  Heirs  and  Assigns  for  Ever,  Under  the  proportionable  part  of 
the  yearly  quit  rent  hereafter  accurring  [sic]  for  the  hereby 
granted  Premises  to  the  Chief  Lord  of  the  Fee  thereof,  And  the 
said  Blasius  Boyer  doth  hereby  covenant  Promise  and  Grant  for 
him  and  his  Heirs  and  for  the  said  Catharine  his  Wife  and  her 
Heirs  to  and  with  the  said  Jacob  Rees  Martin  Shaffer  Ludwig 
Wildanger  Adam  Dany  Frederick  Sallendin  Nicolas  Weigel  Rudolph 
Drach  and  Balthasar  Ehrbach  and  their  Heirs  and  Assigns  That 
the  said  Blasius  Boyer  and  his  Heirs  the  said  Land  and  premises 
hereby  granted  or  mentioned  to  be  granted  with  the  Appurtenances 
unto  the  said  Jacob  Rees  Martin  Shaffer  Ludwig  Wildanger  Adam 
Dany  Frederick  Sallendin  Nicolas  Weigel  Rudolph  Drach  and  Bal- 
thasar Ehrbach  their  Heirs  and  Assigns  against  him  the  said 
Blasius  Boyer  and  his  Heirs  and  against  the  said  Catharine  his  wife 
and  her  Heirs  and  against  all  other  person  &  Persons  whatsoever, 
lawfully  Claiming  or  to  Claim  by  from  and  under  him,  them  or 


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any  of  them,  shall  and  will  Warrant  and  forever  Defend  by  these 
presents. 

In  Witness  whereof  the  said  parties  to  these  presents  have  in- 
terchangeably set  their  Hands  and  Seals  Hereunto.  Dated  the  day 
and  year  first  above  Written. 
Sealed  and  delivered  in  the  presence  of         Blasius  Boyer  (seal) 
John  Heny  and  Simons  Irwing  her 

Catharine  B  Boyer  (seal) 
mark 

The  twentieth  day  of  November  1758,  Before  me,  Simon  Butler, 
Esq.,  One  of  the  Justices  of  the  peace  for  the  County  of  Bucks  Came 
Henry  Heany  Adam  Tony  and  Nicolas  Wigle  who  upon  their  Re- 
spective Solemn  Oaths  did  Swear  and  Declare  that  they  and  each 
of  them  saw  the  within  named  Blasius  Boyer  and  Catharine  his 
wife  Sign  Seal  and  Deliver  the  within  Written  Indenture  or  Con- 
veyance as  their  Act  and  Deed.  Witness  my  hand  and  seal  the  day 
and  year  above  said. 

Recorded  the  15th  of  February  1768  S.  Butler  (Seal) 

(Recorded  in  the  Office  of  the  Recorder  of  Deeds,  Doylestown, 
Bucks  County,  Deed  Book  12  D,  Vol.  .3,  No.  12,  pp.  51-52.) 

There  is  only  one  point  in  this  deed  which  needs  to  be 
emphasized.  It  is,  that  the  first  two  persons  to  whom 
Blasius  Boyer  and  his  wife  sold  this  land,  Jacob  Rees  and 
Martin  Shaffer,  were  the  Reformed  and  Lutheran  pastor 
respectively.  They,  together  with  the  six  men  associated 
with  them  in  buying  this  land,  acted  in  their  private  ca- 
pacity when  they  secured  this  land.  This  appears  from  a 
second  deed,  or  declaration  of  trust,  which  was  executed  a 
few  days  later,  by  which  they  transferred  the  land  to  four 
trustees  of  the  two  congregations.  Although  this  deed  is 
the  more  important  document,  it  has  been  strangely  over- 
looked by  all  earlier  historians.  To  bring  out  its  import- 
ance and  to  render  it  accessible  to  all  interested  in  the  his- 
tory of  the  congregation,  we  present  it  in  full.  It  reads  as 
follows : 

DEED  OF  CHURCH  LAND  GIVEN  TO  TRUSTEES. 
SEPTEMBER  6,  1753. 
This  Indenture  made  the  Sixth  Day  of  September  of  the  year  of 
our  Lord  One  Thousand  Seven  [Hundred]  and  fifty  three  Between 


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Jacob  Rees  Clerk  and  Martin  Shaffer  Clerk  both  of  Rockhill  in  the 
County  of  Bucks,  Ludwig  Wildanger  of  Bedminster  Yeoman,  Adam 
Dany  of  the  said  County  Yeoman,  Frederick  Sallendin  of  Bedmin- 
ster aforesaid  Yeoman,  Nicolas  Weigel  of  Rockhill  in  the  said 
County  Yeoman,  Rudolph  Drach  of  Bedminster  aforesaid  Yeoman 
and  Balthasar  Ehrbach  of  Hilltown  in  the  said  County  Yeoman  of 
the  One  part  and  Jacob  Rohr  yeoman  and  John  Worman  yeoman 
and  Michael  Lot^^a  yeoman  all  of  Rockhill  in  the  said  County  and 
John  Bernhard  of  *the  same  place  yeoman,  of  the  other  Part, 

Whereas  by  a  certain  Indenture  Bearing  the  date  the  first  day  of 
September  Instant  made  or  mentioned  to  be  made  between  Blasius 
Boyer  of  Tretiffrin  Township  in  the  County  of  Chester  Innholder 
and  Catharine  his  wife  of  the  one  part  and  Jacob  Rees  Martin  Shaf- 
fer Ludwig  Wildanger  Adam  Dany  Frederick  Sallendin  Nicolas 
Weigel  Rudolph  Drach  and  Balthasar  Ehrbach  aforesaid  by  the 
other  part  he  the  said  Blasius  Boyer  and  Catharine  his  wife  for  the 
Consideration  therein  mentioned  did  grant  Bargain  Sell  release  and 
Confirm  unto  the  said  Jacob  Rees  Martin  Shaffer  Ludwig  Wildanger 
Adam  Dany  Frederick  Sallendin  Nicolas  Weigel  Rudolph  Drach  and 
Balthasar  Ehrbach  and  their  Heirs  and  Assigns  a  certain  Mesu- 
suage  or  Tenement  and  piece  of  ground  thereunto  belonging  in  the 
said  Indenture  particularly  described  as  by  the  said  Recited  In- 
denture Relation  being  thereunto  had  may  more  at  large  appear. 

Now  this  Indenture  witnesseth  that  the  sd.  Jacob  Rees  Martin 
Shaffer  Ludwig  Wildanger  Adam  Dany  Frederick  Sallendin  Nicolas 
Weigel  Rudolph  Drach  and  Balthasar  Ehrbach  for  and  in  consider- 
ation of  the  Special  Trust  and  Confidence  which  the  Members  of 
the  Lutheran  and  Calvinist  Congregations  in  these  parts  do  put  in 
them  and  for  certain  causes  and  Intentions  hereinafter  mentioned 
as  also  for  and  in  consideration  of  the  sum  of  five  shillings  unto 
them  well  and  truly  paid  the  Receipt  whereof  they  do  hereby 
Ackwnowledge  Have  granted  bargained  sold  released  and  confirmed 
and  by  these  presents  do  grant  bargain  sell  release  and  confirm  unto 
the  said  Jacob  Rohr  John  Worman  Michael  Lot  and  John  Bernard 
and  to  their  Successors  Trustees  of  the  Lutheran  and  Calvinist 
Congregation  aforesaid  all  that  the  Above  mentioned  Messuage  or 
Tenement  and  Tract  of  Land  thereunto  belonging  Situate  in  Rock- 
hill aforesaid  on  a  Branch  of  Tohickon  Creek  Beginning  at  a  post 
in  William  Armstrongs  Line  and  from  Thence  Extending  North 
West  twenty  four  perches  to  a  post  in  the  great  Road  thence  along 

isa  The  correct  name  of  this  trustee  was  no  doubt  Michael  Ott,  who  ap- 
pears in  the  baptismal  records  repeatedly,  beginning  with  the  year  1719. 


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the  said  Road  south  twenty  four  Perches  to  a  post  Thence  East 
Twenty  eight  Degrees  North  Eighteen  perches  to  the  place  of  Be- 
ginning Containing  One  Acre  one  quarter  and  sixteen  perches  of 
I^and  or  thereabouts  be  the  same  more  or  less  Together  with  all 
and   singular   other  the   Buildings   Improvements   Ways  Woods 
Waters  Water  Courses  Rights  Liberties  Privileges  Hereditaments 
and  Appurtenances  whatsoever  thereunto  belonging  or  in  any  wise 
appurtaining  and  the  Reversions  and  Remainders  thereof,  which 
Messuage  or  Tenement  is  now  converted  and  erected  into  a  church 
and  forever  Hereafter  to  be  called  or  known  by  the  name  of  St. 
Peters  Church,  upon  special  Trust  and  Confidence  and  to  the  End 
and  Intent  that  the  premises  hereby  granted  or  mentioned  or  in- 
tended to  be  hereby  granted  with  the  Appurtenances  shall  for  ever 
hereafter  be  to  and  for  the  only  use  Benefit  and  Behoof  of  the 
Lutheran  and  Calvinist  Congregations  and  to  and  for  no  other  Use 
and  Intent  whatsoever  that  is  to  say:    To  have  and  to  hold  The 
one  full  equal  and  undivided  moiety  or  half  part  of  the  above  named 
St.  Peters  Church  Hereditaments  and  Premises  hereby  granted  or 
mentioned  to  be  granted  with  the  Appurtenances  unto  the  said 
Jacob  Rohr  and  John  Worman  and  their  successors  Trustees  of  the 
Lutheran  Congregation  and  for  ever  to  have  and  to  hold  the  other 
one  full  equal  and  undivided  Moiety  or  half  part  of  the  above 
named   St.  Peters   Church   Hereditaments   and   Premises  hereby 
granted  or  mentioned  to  be  granted  with  the  Appurtenances  unto 
the  said  Michael  Lot  and  John  Bernard  and  their  Successors  Trus- 
tees of  the  Calvinist  Congregation  for  Ever  Under  the  Proportion- 
able part  of  the  yearly  Quit  Rent  hereafter  accurring  [sic]  for  the 
Hereby  granted  Premises  to  the  Chief  Lord  of  the  Fee  thereof  and 
the  said  Jacob  Rees  Martin  Shaffer  Ludwig  Wildanger  Adam  Dany 
Frederick  Sallendin  Nicolas  Weigel  Rudolph  Drach  &  Balthasar 
Ehrbach  do  covenant  promise  and  Grant  to  and  with  the  said  Jacob 
Rohr  and  John  Worman  Michael  Lot  and  John  Bernard  and  their 
successors  respectively  that  they  the  said  Jacob  Ress  Martin  Shaf- 
fer Ludwig  Wildanger  Adam  Dany  Frederick  Sallendin  Nicholas 
Weigt  l  Rudolph  Drach  and  Balthasar  Ehrbach  and  their  Heirs  re- 
spectively the  said  Messuage  or  Tenement  Hereditaments  and  Prem- 
ises hereby  Granted  or  mentioned  to  be  granted  with  the  Appurte- 
nances unto  the  said  Jacob  Rohr  John  Worman  Michael  Lot  and 
John  Bernard  and  their  Successors  against  them  the  said  Jacob 
Rees  Martin  Shaffer  Ludwig  Wildanger  Adam  Dany  Frederick  Sal- 
lendin Nicholas  Weigel  Rudolph  Drach  and  Balthasar  Ehrbach 
and  their  Heirs  and  against  all  other  Person  and  Persons  what- 


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soever  Lawfully  claiming  or  to  Claim  by  from  or  under  them  or 
any  of  them  shall  and  will  warrant  and  for  Ever  Defend  by  these 
Presents. 

In  witness  whereof  the  said  parties  to  these  presents  have  inter- 
changeably set  their  Hands  and  Seals  Hereunto.  Dated  the  day 
and  year  first  above  written. 
Ludwig  Wildanger  (seal)  Adam  Dany  (seal)  Jacob  Rees  (seal) 
Frederick  Sallendin  (seal)  Nicolas  Weigel  (seal)  Martin  Shaffer 
Rudolph  Drach  (seal)  his  (seal) 

Balthasar  X  Ehrbach  (seal) 
mark 

The  twentieth  day  of  November  Anno  Domini  1758  Before  me, 
Simon  Butler,  Esq.  one  of  the  Justices  etc.  came  the  within  named 
Jacob  Rees  Martin  Shaffer  Ludwig  Wildanger  Adam  Dany  Frede- 
rick Sallendin  Nicolas  Weigel  Rudolph  Drach  and  Balthasar  Ehr- 
bach and  acknowledged  the  above  written  Indenture  to  be  their 
Act  and  Deed  respectively  and  desired  that  the  same  may  be  Re- 
corded as  their  Deed.  Witness  my  hand  and  Seal  the  day  and  year 
aforesaid. 

Recorded  the  16th  of  February  1768. 

S.  Butler  (Seal) 

In  this  deed  there  are  several  points  to  which  attention 
may  be  directed.  When  the  deed  was  first  drawn  up,  in 
September  1753,  a  church  building-  was  already  standing  on 
the  church  land,  and  the  church  was  known  from  the  be- 
ginning as  St.  Peter's  church.  The  first  trustees  were: 
Jacob  Rohr  and  John  Worman  for  the  Lutheran  congrega- 
tion, Mfchael  Ott  and  John  Bernhard  for  the  Reformed 
congregation.  Finally,  the  area  of  the  church  land  was  one 
acre  and  fifty-six  perches,  and  it  was  situated  in  what  was 
then  Rockhill  township. 

But  the  activity  of  Mr.  Riess  was  not  confined  to  To- 
hickon. It  embraced  a  number  of  neighboring  congrega- 
tions. One  of  them  was  Lower  Saucon.  Into  the  To- 
hickon record  John  Egidius  Hecker  entered  twelve  bap- 
tisms which  Riess  performed  at  Saucon  from  January  1750 
to  July  1752,  although  it  is  likely  that  the  ministry  of  Riess 
at  Saucon  extended,  as  at  Tohickon,  from  1750-1756. 


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The  charge  of  Riess  comprised  also  Indian  Creek.  He 
preached  there  apparently  from  June  1753  to  August  1766. 
Between  these  two  dates  he  entered  256  baptisms  into  the 
Indian  Creek  record. 

In  1760,  Riess  became  pastor  of  Springfield,  in  Spring- 
field township,  Bucks  county,  near  Pleasant  Valley  post- 
office.  He  baptized  the  first  child  there  August  24,  1760, 
and  the  last  one  November  2,  1763,  officiating  during  that 
period  at  47  baptisms.  It  is  probable  that  here  also,  as  at 
Indian  Creek,  his  ministry  extended  to  1766,  for  no  suc- 
cessor to  Riess  appears  at  Springfield  till  the  latter  year. 

In  1764,  Riess  accepted  several  other  congregations 
farther  south,  in  the  Goshenhoppen  region.  At  New  Gosh- 
enhoppen  his  baptismal  entries  run  from  October  1765  to 
January  1766,  though  it  is  certain  from  other  evidence  that 
his  pastorate  there  began  earlier  and  ended  later.  The 
minutes  of  the  Coetus  of  May  8-9,  1765,  report  Riess  at 
Goshenhoppen.  At  Old  Goshenhoppen  he  seems  to  have 
entered  his  first  baptism  on  June  5,  1764,  and  his  last  on 
March  15,  1766.  That  was  probably  the  extent  of  his  min- 
isterial activity  in  the  Goshenhoppen  region.  Although  his 
name  does  not  appear  in  the  Great  Swamp  record,  we  know 
that  he  preached  there,  for  the  Coetal  minutes  of  Septem- 
ber 3-4,  1766,  report  that  "Old  Goshenhoppen,  as  well  as 
Great  Swamp,  has  dismissed  their  shoemaker,  Ries  by 
name.  They  earnestly  request  that  we  provide  them  with  a 
minister."  When  this  report  reached  the  Fathers  in  Hol- 
land they  replied  under  date  June  26,  1767,  advising  that 
Mr.  Frederick  Daelliker  be  sent  as  pastor  to  these  congre- 
gations.   This  suggestion  was,  however,  not  carried  out. 

On  September  24,  1760,  Jacob  Rees,  of  Rockhill  town- 
ship, Bucks  county,  was  naturalized  by  the  Supreme  Court, 
held  on  that  date  at  Philadelphia.^^ 


i»  These  naturalizations  are  printed  in  full  in  the  Puhlications  of  tAe 
Buguenot  Society  of  London,  Vol.  XXIV,  Manchester,  1521. 


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After  the  year  1766  Riess  probably  retired  from  the  ac- 
tive ministry,  for  his  name  is  not  found  in  any  church  rec- 
ord after  that  date.  However,  he  continued  his  interest  in 
his  churches,  for  at  his  death  he  left  £10  to  the  trustees  at 
Indian  Creek,  for  the  instruction  of  poor  children.^*^  To 
judge  from  his  entries  in  the  various  records  the  v/ork  of 
Riess  was  done  faithfully  and  to  the  best  of  his  ability.  At 
any  rate  he  supplied  churches  which  but  for  his  preaching 
would  have  been  for  years  without  any  pastoral  care.  For- 
merly these  independent  ministers  were  looked  down  upon 
as  being  religious  tramps,  without  any  training  and  conse- 
cration. Some  no  doubt  deserve  this  harsh  judgment,  but 
others  did  a  useful  work,  even  though  they  did  not  enjoy 
official  recognition. 

Riess  lived,  probably  in  retirement,  on  his  farm  in  Rock- 
hill  township.  His  tomb  is  in  the  Tohickon  cemetery.  The 
inscription  on  his  tombstone  reads : 

Hier  Ruhet  in  Gott 
JACOB  RIESZ. 
Gewessener  Reformirter  Prediger 

Gebohren  den  10.  April  1706. 
Gestorben  den  23.  December  1774. 
Nach  Ausgestandener  Miihsamkeit 
und  Ruh  meine  Schrifften  darzu 
Bis  sich  der  liebe  jiingste  Tag 
Nabet  berzu. 

As  the  seventh  line  is  unintelligible,  we  can  only  guess 
at  the  meaning  of  the  latter  part  of  the  inscription.  The 
whole  seems  to  mean:  "Here  rests  in  God  Jacob  Riess,  late 
Reformed  preacher,  born  April  10,  1706,  died  December 
23,  1774.  After  enduring  earthly  troubles  now  I  rest  from 
my  labors  [?]  until  the  dear  last  day  approaches."  From 
all  appearance  Riess  deserves  his  humble  place  in  Reformed 
church  history. 

30  The  receipt  of  tiiis  money  Is  noted  in  the  account  book  of  the  Indian 
Creek  church,  see  Lieut.  Col.  Jacob  Reed,  by  Dr.  W.  H.  Reed,  Norristown 
1305.  p.  I58f. 


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A  short  time  ago  the  writer  discovered  the  last  will  and 
testament  of  Mr.  Riess  in  the  Register  of  Wills  Office  at 
Philadelphia.  It  was  signed  by  Riess  on  October  13,  1769. 
and  was  probated  on  January  3,  1775.  As  this  document 
gives  us  an  interesting  insight  into  his  family  life,,  we 
publish  it  in  full.    It  reads  as  follows : 

THE  WILL  OF  JACOB  RIESS,  OCTOBER  13,  1789. 
In  the  name  of  God,  Amen. 

I  Jacob  Rees^i  of  Rockhill  Township  in  the  County  of  Bucks  and 
Province  of  Pennsylvania,  being  sick  in  body  but  of  sound  and 
perfect  memory,  thanks  be  to  Almighty  God,  and  calling  to  re- 
membrance the  uncertain  Estate  of  this  transitory  Life  and  that 
all  flesh  must  yield  unto  Death  when  it  shall  please  God  to  call, 
do  make  and  declare  this  my  last  Will  and  Testament  in  manner 
and  form  following,  that  is  to  say: 

First,  I  give  and  devise  to  my  dear  wife  Mary  Catharine  the  sum 
of  Eighty  two  pounds  Current  lawful  Money  of  Pennsylvania  to  be 
paid  on  the  next  27th  of  November  after  my  Decease,  besides  one 
bond  of  Eighteen  Pounds  from  Adam  Goar  which  was  payable  In 
the  year  1756  the  said  Bond  to  be  delivered  to  my  said  wife  when 
demanded  after  my  decease  and  I  also  give  and  devise  unto  my 
said  wife  one  of  my  best  cows  and  one  of  my  best  Heiffers  and  I 
also  further  give  and  Devise  to  my  said  wife  my  bed  and  beddings 
and  her  choice  of  as  much  household  goods  as  she  shall  stand  in 
need  of  and  also  two  books,  viz.  Zollenkoffers  Prayer  Book  and  a 
Psalm  Book. 

I  also  give  and  devise  unto  my  son-in-law  Peter  Henry  all  the 
Rest  and  Residue  of  my  goods  Chattels  and  Personal  Estate  what- 
soever after  my  just  Debts  and  Legacies  aforesaid  are  paid.  I  also 
give  and  devise  unto  my  said  son-in-law  Peter  Henry  all  that  my 
Messuage  Tenement  or  Plantation  with  the  Appurtenances  situate 
in  Rock  Hill  Township  wherein  we  now  live  to  hold  to  him  the 
said  Peter  Henry  his  Heirs  and  Assigns  for  Ever.  Provided  never- 
theless  that  my  said  wife  shall  live  in  the  House  wherein  we  now 
live  continuing  her  natural  life  and  shall  have  the  one  half  of  the 

21  The  name  has  sometimes  (Good,  History,  p.  521)  been  spelled 
"Reisa".  but  there  is  no  justification  for  that.  He  himself  spelled  it  con- 
sistently *'Riesa".  It  is  so  given  on  his  tombstone.  His  will  has  "Rees", 
which  indicates  the  proper  pronunciation. 


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garden  which  now  is  on  the  said  Premises  and  she  shall  likewise 
have  four  apple  trees  which  she  may  choose  yearly  when  and  where 
she  please  on  the  said  Premises  continuing  her  natural  life  and  my 
said  wife  shall  also  have  the  new  Stable  to  put  her  chattle  in  and 
my  said  son-in-law  Peter  Henry  shall  provide  good  Hey  on  the 
said  stable  loft  sufficient  to  winter  the  said  chattle  yearly  and 
every  year  during  her  natural  Life  and  when  my  said  wife  is  not 
able  to  feed  her  said  chattle  then  my  said  Son-in-law  shall  feed 
them  or  cause  them  to  be  fed  Feed  and  my  said  wife  shall  like- 
wise have  Liberty  to  take  Grass  for  her  chattle  within  10  Poles 
from  her  said  stable  towards  the  meadow  on  the  said  Premises 
when  and  as  often  as  she  please  and  shall  likewise  have  Liberty  of 
keeping  four  fowls  on  the  said  Premises  and  it  is  further  my  Will 
that  my,  said  Son-in-law  Peter  Henry  shall  give  yearly  and  every 
year  unto  my  said  wife  continuing  her  natural  Life  Eighty  pounds 
of  good  and  Marketable  Pork  and  Eighty  Pounds  of  good  and 
Marketable  Beef  and  six  Bushels  of  good  and  marketable  wheat  and 
six  Bushels  of  good  Rye  one  Bushel  of  good  Indi?n  Corn  and  three 
bushels  of  Buck  Wheat  and  shall  carry  all  the  above  quantity  of 
Grain  to  Mill  and  after  ground  take  the  Meal  and  Bran  Home  to  her 
again,  and  shall  all  be  delivered  unto  her  when  Demanded  and  my 
Son-in-law  Peter  Henry  shall  also  give  unto  my  said  Wife  yearly 
during  her  Life  One  Barrel  of  Good  Sider  and  further  my  said 
Son-in-law  shall  deliver  her  as  much  fire  wood  at  her  said  house  as 
she  shall  have  need  for  and  cut  the  same  small  to  suit  a  Pipe  Stove 
and  other  fiers  likewise  continuing  her  Natural  Life,  and  it  is 
further  my  will  that  my  son-in-law  Peter  Henry  shall  provide  good 
and  sufficient  pasture  for  two  chattle  for  my  said  Wife  during  her 
natural  Life  and  further  I  also  make  and  ordain  him  my  said  Son- 
in-law  Peter  Henry  Executor  and  my  said  daughter  Mary  Executrix 
of  this  my  Last  Will  and  Testament,  in  trust  for  the  Intents  [and] 
Purposes  in  this  my  Last  Will  contained  and  I  make  my  loving 
friend  George  Enough  of  Springfield  in  the  County  aforesd.  over- 
seer of  this  my  Will  to  take  care  to  see  the  same  performed  ac- 
cording to  my  true  intent  and  Meaning. 

In  witness  whereof  I  the  said  Jacob  Rees  have  to  this  my  last 
Will  and  testament  set  my  hand  and  seal  this  the  thirteenth  day 
of  October  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand  seven  hundred  and 
sixty-nine. 

1769.  Jacob  Riess  (Seal) 

Signed  Sealed  Published  and  Declared  by  the  testator  Jacob  Rees 
as  and  for  his  Last  Will  and  testament,  In  the  presence  of  us,  who 


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have  subscribed  our  Names  as  Witnesses  hereunto.    In  tlie  Pres- 
ence and  at  the  Request  of  the  said  Testator, 
her 

Mary  Catharine  X  Rees 
mark 

Pinsel  Motz  Valentine  Bergstresser 

Peter  Shepherd  Conrad  Stringer. 

Philada.  Jan.  3rd  1775.  Personally  appeared  Valentine  Berg- 
stresser and  Conrad  Stringer,  two  of  the  Witnesses  to  the  fore- 
going Will  and  on  Oath  did  declare  That  they  saw  and  heard  Jacob 
Rees  the  Testator  therein  named  Sign  seal  publish  and  declare  the 
same  will  for  and  as  his  last  Will  and  Testament  and  that  at  the 
Execution  thereof  he  was  of  sound  disposing  Mind  memory  and 
understanding  to  the  best  of  their  knowledge  and  Belief.  Coram 
Benjamin  Chew,  Regr.  Genl. 

Be  it  remembered  that  on  the  3rd  day  of  January  1775  The  last 
Will  and  Testament  of  Jacob  Rees  deceased  in  due  Form  of  Law 
was  proved  and  Probate  and  Letters  Testamentary  were  granted  to 
Peter  Henry  and  Mary  [his  wife]  Executors  in  the  said  W^ill 
named,  they  being  first  duly  sworn  well  and  truly  to  administer  the 
said  Deceased's  Estate  and  bring  an  Inventory  thereof  unto  the 
Register  Generals  Office  at  Philadelphia  on  or  before  the  3rd  day 
of  February  next  and  render  a  true  and  just  account  of  the  said 
administration  on  or  before  the  3rd  day  of  January  1776  or  when 
thereto  legally  required. 

Given  under  the  seal  of  said  office. 

pr.  Benjamin  Chew,  Regr.  Genl. 

The  inventory  of  the  estate  of  the  Rev.  Jacob  Riess,  of 
Rockhill  township,  Bucks  county,  appraised  December  27, 
1774,  was  filed  January  3,  1775,  in  the  Register's  of  Wills 
Office,  Philadelphia,  1775,  No.  74.    It  reads  as  follows: 

INVENTORY  OF  THE  ESTATE  OF  JACOB  RIESS. 

"An  Inventory  of  the  Goods  and  Chatties  of  Jacob  Rees.  late  of 
Rockhill  Township  Bucks  County  Deceased  and  appraised  by  us, 
this  the  27th  Day  of  December  in  the  year  of  our  Lord  one  thousand 
seven  hundred  and  seventy  four,  1774. 

Conrat  Stenger 

Valentine  Bergstresser. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Church. 


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7 

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0 

5 

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1 

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0 

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0 

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1 

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7 

6 

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2 

10 

0 

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0 

7 

6 

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0 

1 

0 

To  2  axes   

0 

3 

0 

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0 

5 

0 

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1 

2 

6 

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0 

10 

0 

To  2  frying  pans  and  mead  hatchet  

0 

4 

0 

To  7  peuter  plats  one  dish   

0 

12 

0 

To  a  sugar  box  tee  box  milk  pot  coffee 

0 

5 

0 

To  2  iron  pots  1  roasting  pan   

0 

10 

0 

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0 

2 

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2 

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0 

4 

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0 

1 

6 

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0 

4 

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0 

14 

0 

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0 

5 

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1 

0 

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4 

0 

0 

To  a  brown  and  white  heifer  

3 

10 

0 

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10 

2 

Cunrad  Stenger, 
Valentine  Bergstresser. 


Appraisers  sworn  by  B,  Chew,  Regr.  Genl. 

These  two  interesting  documents  relating  to  the  family 
and  estate  of  Jacob  Riess  do  not  call  for  much  comment. 
We  note,  however,  that  the  Christian  name  of  his  wife 


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was  Mary  Catharine.  He  had  only  one  daughter,  Mary, 
who  at  the  time  of  his  death  was  married  to  Peter  Henry. 
The  inventory  shows  that  Riess  was  a  fairly  well-to-do 
man,  according  to  the  standard  then  prevailing,  and  it  also 
corroborates  the  statement  of  the  Coetus  minutes  that  he 
was  a  shoemaker  by  trade,  for  his  shoemaker's  tools  are 
mentioned  in  the  inventory. 

III. 

THE  MINISTRY  OF  REV.  JOHN  EGIDIUS  HECKER, 
April  1756  to  February  1762. 

The  next  pastor  who  appears  in  the  Tohickon  record  is 
John  Egidius  Hecker.  His  baptismal  entries  are  headed 
by  the  statement:  "Begun  April  19,  1756,  by  John  Egidius 
Hecker,  hoc  tempore  Reformatae  Religionis  Pastor,  Do- 
hicken,"  i.  e.,  "at  this  time  pastor  of  the  Reformed  religion, 
Tohickon." 

Hecker  is  another  independent  Reformed  pastor,  whose 
history  has  been  sadly  neglected  by  Reformed  historians. 
Dr.  Harbaugh  evidently  knew  little  about  him,  for  he  re- 
fers to  him  only  incidentally  in  the  sketch  of  his  grandson, 
the  Rev.  Henry  Koch  {Fathers,  III,  299).  Dr.  Dubbs  added 
a  little  more  to  our  knowledge  in  his  Manual  (p.  395).  Dr. 
Good  (History,  p.  520)  presents  additional  facts,  secured 
by  the  researches  of  the  present  writer,  which  he  carried 
on  in  1898  at  Dillenburg,  the  home  of  Hecker.  From  the 
church  records  at  Dillenburg  the  following  facts  have  been 
gleaned  about  Hecker. 

John  Egidius  Hecker  was  born  at  Dillenburg,  the  capital 
of  the  then  principality  of  Nassau-Diilenburg,  January  26, 
1726.  He  was  the  son  of  John  Wigand  Hecker  and  of  his 
wife  Anna  Juliana,  who  was  of  noble  descent,  because  in 
one  place  of  the  records  she  is  called :   'Thro  hochfurstliche 


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Durchlaucht",  i.  e.,  **her  princely  Highness".  John  Wigand 
Hecker  was  equerry  to  Prince  Christian,  the  last  of  the 
Nassau-Dillenburg  princes,  who  reigned  1724-1739.  The 
following  children  of  this  couple  are  found  in  the  records : 

1.  Anna  Catharine,  b.  March  8,  1708;  bapt.  March  10th. 

2.  August  Christian  Frederick,  b.  Jan.  9,  1712;  bapt.  Jan.  15th. 

3.  Christian,  b.  May  8,  1714;  bapt.  May  11th. 

4.  John  Jacob,  b.  Dec.  29,  1715;  bapt.  Jan.  4,  1716. 

5.  Johanna  Elizabeth,  b.  June  7,  1718;  bapt.  June  15th. 

6.  John  George,  b.  April  12,  1721;  bapt.  Apr.  19th;  died  soon. 

7.  John  George,  and  (8)  John  Egidius22,  twins,  b.  January  26, 
1726;  bapt.  Jan.  29th.  The  name  John  Egidius  was  taken  from  that 
of  his  sponsor,  John  Egidius  Eberhorn  of  Wallen,  in  Hesse-Darm- 
stadt. 

A  certificate,  dated  June  1751,  was  in  existence  till  re- 
cently in  Allentown,  in  the  hands  of  one  of  his  descend- 
ants,^^ which  showed  that  John  Egidius  had  studied  in  the 
University  of  Herborn.  The  matriculation  book  of  the  uni- 
versity, covering  this  period,  is  unfortunately  lost,  so  that 
the  exact  time  when  he  entered  Herborn  can  no  longer  be 
determined. 

Hecker  emigrated  to  Pennsylvania  and  landed  in  Phila- 
delphia in  the  ship  "Neptune,"  Captain  James  Wier,  from 
Rotterdam  via  Cowes,  on  September  23,  1751.  On  Octo- 
ber 23,  1752,  he  appeared  before  the  Reformed  Coetus  of 
Pennsylvania,  at  its  meeting  in  Lancaster.  The  minutes 
state  (p.  76) : 

"A  certain  young  man  was  present  by  the  name  of  Hecker,  who 
arrived  in  this  country  last  year,  and  has  begun  to  preach  without 
ordination.  He  requested  that  he  might  be  examined  and  ordained 
by  us,  so  that  hereafter  he  might  go  on  laboring  with  honor  and 
quietness  of  conscience  in  his  so-called  congregations.  He  received 
this  answer,  that  although  he  might  produce  good  testimonials,  our 

22  The  name  Eg-idius,  more  correctly  Aegidius,  is  derived  from  the 
Latin  word  aegia,  the  shield,  which  in  turn  is  borrowed  from  the  Greek 
algris,  the  shield  of  Jupiter  and  Minerva.  Hence  Aegidius  means  "shield 
bearer",  or  "protector".  * 

28  See  The  Penn  Germania,  Vol.  I,  p.  555  ;  old  series,  Pennaylv<tnia  Ger- 
man, Vol.  XIII. 


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Coetus  could  not  possibly  grant  his  desire,  but  according  to  its  in- 
structions [from  Holland]  it  was  obliged  not  only  to  refuse  his  re- 
quest, but  also  dissuade  him  from  continuing  his  preaching,  further 
beseeching  and  admonishing  him  not  to  keep  on  in  such  unadvised 
conduct,  but  to  conduct  himself  peacefully  and  as  a  Christian." 

In  view  of  the  scarcity  of  ministers  then  pre\^iling,  this 
was  very  shortsighted  advice  to  give,  for  as  the  Coetus  as 
well  as  the  Fathers  in  Holland  could  have  foreseen,  Hecker 
kept  right  on  with  his  preaching  even  without  official  ap- 
proval, while  such  approval  would  have  added  greatly  to 
his  effectiveness. 

One  of  the  members  of  the  Coetus,  the  Rev.  John  Wald- 
schmidt,  had  the  courage  of  his  convictions  and  on  Novem- 
ber 22,  1752,  wrote  the  following  recommendation  to  Depu- 
ty Hoedmaker  at  The  Hague  r'^ 

"There  has  been  with  us  a  student  [of  theology]  named  Hecker, 
from  Dillenburg,  as  you  can  learn  from  Professor  Arnoldi.  He 
knows  some  Hebrew,  Greek  and  Latin  and  therefore  would  be  better 
qualified  to  act  and  teach  thoroughly,  but  in  order  to  avoid  dis- 
order, I  do  not  wish  to  recommend  him  to  you  further.  But  I  want 
to  submit  this  as  also  the  other  matters  to  your  consideration." 

The  place  of  Hecker's  early  acti\-ity  is  somewhat  obscure, 
but  there  are  several  documents  that  throw  light  upon  it. 
In  a  history  of  the  Stone  Church,  Allen  township,  North- 
ampton county,  which  the  Rev.  J.  C.  Becker  entered  into 
the  church  record  there  in  1835,  he  states  with  regard  to 
the  origin  of  the  earliest  congregations  in  Northampton 
county : 

"About  85  years  ago  [about  1750]  there  existed  three  small  Ger- 
man congregations  in  this  neighborhood,  namely  one  in  Moore- 
township,  one  at  Indian  Creek  and  one  on  the  Indian  Land,  which 
because  of  the  sparse  population  were  only  very  small  and  on  ac- 
count of  the  poverty  of  the  members  were  unable  to  support  a  set- 
tled minister.  They  were,  therefore,  compelled,  because  of  lack  of 
well-trained  ministers,  who  were  in  connection  with  a  Synod,  to  be 

24  The  letter  of  Waldschmidt  is  printed  in  full  in  the  writer's  "In 
Memory  of  the  Rev.  John  Waldschmidt"  in  the  Reformed  Church  Bevieio, 
Jan.  1916,  pp.  31-33. 


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satisfied  with  itinerant  preachers,  who  belonged  to  no  organization 
and  merely  pretended  to  be  ministers." 

The  earliest  preacher  in  these  churches  was  Mr.  Hecker. 
This  appears  from  a  letter  which  an  elder  of  the  Stone 
Church,  Simon  Dreisbach,  Jr.,  wrote  in  January  1773,  to  the 
Rev.  John  Henry  Helffrich.    He  writes 

"About  seventeen  years  ago  [1755-1756]  when  I  began  to  reside 
here,  church  services  or  church  attendance  was  very  irregular,  the 
preacher  [Hecker]  appeared  only  half  of  the  time  when  he  had  an- 
nounced services.  Then  the  people  who  met  had  to  return  home 
most  of  the  time,  without  hearing  a  sermon,  which  displeased  them 
very  much." 

Then  the  writer  traces  the  history  of  the  congregation  to 
the  end  of  Mr.  Gross's  ministry  in  1765.  Continuing  he 
writes : 

"Through  his  removal  the  people  became  very  much  dissatisfied, 
and  hence  they  returned  again  to  their  former  preacher,  Hecker." 

As  there  is  a  distinct  tradition  (See  Penn  Gerynaniay  Vol. 
I,  p.  551)  that  Hecker  was  the  first  pastor  of  the  congrega- 
tion and  as  his  pastorate  came  to  an  end  about  1755,  it  is 
probable  that  the  ministry  of  Hecker  extended  from  about 
1751  to  1755.  It  was  brought  to  an  end,  most  likely,  by  the 
Indian  incursions  in  1755-56,  which  seem  to  have  compelled 
him,  like  many  others,  to  leave  Northampton  county,  cross 
the  Lehigh  river  and  serve  congregations  to  the  south  of 
the  Lehigh. 

The  first  tangible  trace  of  Hecker  in  the  southern  field 
occurs  in  the  Lower  Saucon  record,  which  he  opened  on 
March  1,  1756,  prefacing  it  with  the  following  heading: 

Church  Record  of  the  congregation  in  Saucon,  begun  in  the  year 
of  Christ  1756,  by  me,  John  Egidius  Hecker,  pastor  of  the  Re- 
formed religion  there.  Opened  in  the  year  of  Christ  1756,  on  the 
first  of  March. 

Hecker's  last  entry  in  the  Saucon  record  is  dated  March 

25  The  letter  of  Dreisbach  was  published  by  the  Rev.  John  B.  Stoudt, 
in  the  Reformed  Church  Review,  Vol  XVIII,  (1914)  pp.  206-218;  see  p. 
209,  for  the  prtssge  quoted  above. 


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30,  1766.  Between  these  two  dates,  1756  and  1766,  he  en- 
tered 32  baptisms.  Most  of  Hecker's  pastoral  activity  is 
recorded  in  the  Tohickon  record.  Between  August  1756 
and  February  1762,  he  entered  586  baptisms,  besides  these, 
133  marriages,  from  October  1755  to  February  1762,  and  90 
burials  from  June  1756  to  January  1762.  During  the  same 
period,  1756-1762,  Hecker  officiated  also  at  Upper  Milford. 
His  parish  included  a  fourth  congregation  during  this  time, 
namely  Springfield,  where  he  performed  13  baptisms  from 
May  18,  1766,  to  May  6,  1767. 

In  the  year  1767,  Hecker  gave  up  all  of  his  congregations 
south  of  the  Lehigh,  being  succeeded  everywhere  by  min- 
isters of  the  Reformed  Coetus  of  Pennsylvania.  Just  as 
the  Indians  pushed  him  southward  in  1755  so  the  Coetus 


Signature  of  Rev.  John  Egidius  Hecker. 
from  the  Lower  Saucon  record. 

ministers  pushed  him  northward  again  in  1767.  Crossing 
the  river  Hecker  settled  in  Moore  township,  from  which 
as  a  center  he  ministered  to  at  least  three  congregations, 
namely  Indianland,  in  Lehigh  township,  Indian  Creek  in 
Allen  township  and  Emmanuel's  Church  in  Moore  town- 
ship. In  the  church  record  of  the  last-named  congregation 
his  baptismal  entries  begin  May  14,  1769,  and  end  May  9, 
1773,  during  which  time  he  entered  17  baptisms.  The  last 
dated  entry  which  Hecker  made  in  this  record  was  on  Oc- 
tober 8,  1773,  when  he  signed  the  financial  statement  Jor 
that  year.  He  died  in  Moore  township  in  November  1773. 
His  widow  applied  for  letters  of  administration  in  the 
county  court  at  Easton  on  November  30,  1773,  when  she 
and  Jost  Dreisbach  signed  a  bond  of  fifty  dollars  to  insure 


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the  faithful  administration  of  the  estate.  Unfortunately  no 
settlement  or  inventory  of  the  estate  is  now  on  record. 

Mr.  Hecker  was  married,  but  thus  far  only  the  Christian 
name  of  his  wife,  Catherine,  is  known.  They  had  seven 
children,  three  sons  and  four  daughters.  The  following  are 
found  in  the  Tohickon  record: 

1.  John  Adam,  b.  July  27;  bapt.  August  1,  1756. 

2.  Anna  Maria,  b.  Nov.  19;  bapt.  Dec.  17,  1758. 

3.  Catharine  Margaret,  b.  June  25;  bapt.  July  12,  1761. 

In  the  Moore  township  record  is  entered: 

4.  Jest  "WiUiam,  b.  Oct.  7;  bapt.  Oct.  17,  1769. 

Besides  these  there  were  three  other  children,  namely: 

5.  Elizabeth  Magdalena,  b.  March  20,  1754. 

6.  Sibylla  Veronica,  b.  July  6,  1767;  and 

7.  Jonas,  b.  November  12,  1771. 

The  last  three  birthdates  are  taken  from  tombstones.  As 
a  considerable  number  of  Reformed  ministers  are  descended 
from  Mr.  Hecker,  it  will  be  of  interest  to  add  a  short  ac- 
count of  his  descendants.  The  data  have  been  furnished 
by  two  friends,  the  Rev.  John  Baer  Stoudt  of  Allentown 
and  Mr.  Charles  R.  Roberts  of  Allentown.  The  record  of 
the  children  is  as  follows : 

John  Adam  Hecker,  resided  in  Lehigh  township,  North- 
ampton county,  where  he  died  June  24,  1815.  He  there 
possessed  a  farm  of  150  acres.  He  was  married  in  1781 
to  Susanna  Engel,  who  was  born  October  4,  1759,  and  died 
August  1,  1842.  Their  children  were :  Jacob,  John,  Henry, 
Kate,  ^Irs.  Laudenschlager  and  Mrs.  Riegley. 

Jost  William  Hecker,  removed  to  Whitehall  township, 
Lehigh  county,  where  he  died  in  March  1821.  To  him  and 
to  his  wife  Regina,  nee  Seem  (who  died  in  February  1827, 
buried  in  Zion's  churchyard  near  Kreidersville  north  of 
Catasauqua)  were  born  ten  children,  as  follows:  Adam, 
Elizabeth,  Paul,  John,  Egidius,  Jacob,  Mary,  Mrs.  Wood- 
ring,  Mrs.  Butz,  Mrs.  Kreiling. 


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Jonas  Hecker,  was  born  Nov.  12,  1771,  and  died  June  29, 
1842.  He  was  married,  July  2,  1793,  to  Maria  Magdalena, 
daughter  of  Martin  Mickley,  who  was  born  February  19, 
1772,  and  died  January  15,  1854.  They  resided  in  White- 
hall township  and  reared  there  a  family  of  eight  children: 
Daniel,  William,  Joseph,  Jeremiah,  Charles,  Juliana,  Peter 
and  Maria  Magdalena.  Peter  Hecker  married  Eliza  New- 
hard.  Their  issue:  Lewis  P.,  William  F.,  and  Jane,  the 
last  of  whom  was  married  to  Alfred  W.  DeLong,  the  father 
of  the  Rev.  P.  A.  DeLong. 

Elizabeth  Magdalena  Hecker,  was  born,  according  to  her 
tombstone  at  the  Stone  Church  (Zion's  Reformed)  near 
Kreidersville,  on  March  20,  1754.    She  died  October  21, 
1825     She  was  married  to  John  George  Koch,  who  was 
born  July  27,  1744,  and  died  September  2,  1811.   This  union 
was  blessed  with  eleven  children,  John  the  oldest  was  born 
Nov.  7,  1772,  died  March  15,  1858;  he  married  Eva  Catha- 
rine Edelman.     The  other  children  were  Sarah,  Annfa 
Maria,  Eve,  Christina,  George.  Daniel,  Elizabeth,  Henry 
and  Regina.    Their  youngest  son  Henry  was  born  August 
21,  1795.    He  was  confirmed  by  Rev.  Thomas  Pomp  and 
studied  under  the  Rev.  F.  W.  Vandersloot,  Rev.  C.  L. 
Becker  and  Rev.  Jacob  S.  Becker.   He  was  ordained  to  the 
Christian  ministry  September  9,  1819.    The  story  of  his 
pioneer  work  in  establishing  the  Reformed  Church  m  what 
is  now  Clarion  county  has  recently  been  recounted  in  an 
address  by  the  Rev.  H.  H.  Wiant,  at  the  "Henry  Koch 
Memorial"  and  the  One  Hundredth  Anniversary  of  Trmity 
Reformed  Church,  Alcola,  Pa.,  August  4-5,  1920.-*^ 

Anna  Maria  Hecker,  was  married  to  Adam  Troxell,  of 
Whitehall  township,  Lehigh  county.  She  died  February  8, 
1812.  Their  children  were:  Nicholas,  Peter,  Christian, 
Hanna  and  Jonas.    Hannah  became  the  wife  of  the  Rev. 


26  See  "Reverend  Henry  Koch,  A  Memorial  Address",  by  H.  H. 
m  the  Reformed  Church  Review,  Vol.  XXIV,  (1920)  pp.  393-404. 


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John  Gobrecht,  for*  many  years  (1801-1831)  pastor  of  the 
Egypt  charge. 

Catharine  Margaret  Hecker,  according  to  the  inscription 
on  her  tombstone,  was  born  June  24,  1761,  and  died  April 
2,  1844.  Her  husband,  Henry  Bartholomew,  was  born  Sep- 
tember 23,  1758,  and  died  February  23,  1829.  They  re- 
sided near  the  Stone  Church  and  had  the  following  chil- 
dren: Henry,  Jonas,  Philip,  Susannah  (married  to  Kilian 
Reimer),  Elizabeth  (married  to  Isaac  Siegfried),  Sallie  (mar- 
ried to  John  Danner)  and  John,  who  died  in  infancy. 
Among  her  descendants  were  the  following  Reformed  min- 
isters:  Rev.  Abraham  Bartholomew  (1833-1903),  and  his 
brother,  the  Rev.  Dr.  Allen  R.  Bartholomew,  secretary  of 
the  Board  of  Foreign  Missions  of  the  Reformed  Church ; 
Albert  O.  Bartholomew,  now  (1924)  pastor  in  Allentown 
and  Calvin  E.  Bartholomew,  Joshua  S.  Bartholomew  (1863- 
1921)  and  his  nephew  Nevin  D.  Bartholomew  a  Presbyter- 
ian minister,  now  residing  in  Buffalo;  and  Oscar  Bartholo- 
mew, a  Lutheran  minister  and  cousin  of  Dr.  Allen  R.  Bar- 
tholomew. 

Sibylla  Veronica  Hecker,  was  married  to  Peter  Troxell, 
a  brother  of  Adam  Troxell,  the  husband  of  her  sister  Anna 
Maria.  She  died  March  8,  1844.  They  had  seven  children : 
John,  Magdalena  (married  to  Jacob  Jones),  Peter,  Susanna, 
Catharine  and  Solomon. 

The  record  as  given  above  shows  that  there  are  ten 
known  ministers  among  the  descendants  of  John  Egidius 
Hecker. 

In  1873,  at  the  (so-called)  150th  anniversary  of  the  found- 
ing of  the  church,  a  large  monument-^  was  erected  to  the 
memory  of  Mr.  Hecker  in  the  graveyard  adjoining  Em- 
manuel's  Church  at  Petersville,  Pa.  It  bears  the  following 
inscription : 


27  A  picture  of  this  monument  is  published  in  Penn  Germania,  Vol  T 
p.  556. 


Tohickoyi  Reformed  Church. 


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To  the  memory  of 
REV.  JOHN  E.  HEGKER, 
who  was  pastor  of  this 
Reformed  congregation 
one  hundred  years  ago 
and  is  buried  here. 

After  the  departure  of  Hecker  from  Tohickon  in  1762, 
the  congregation  was  not  without  a  leader.  It  was  sup- 
plied with  preaching  by  a  layman,  who  was  teaching  school 
and  also  studying  theology  with  the  Rev.  John  George  Al- 
sentz,  pastor  of  the  Reformed  congregation  at  German- 
town.  This  man  was  John  Christopher  Gobrecht.  Even 
before  he  was  ordained  in  1766  he  preached  at  Tohickon. 
It  was  during  the  period  of  his  lay  activity  that  an  im- 
portant step  vv-as  taken  by  the  two  united  congregations,  a 
stone  church  was  erected  to  take  the  place  of  the  log 
church,  in  which  they  had  been  worshipping. 

It  was  dedicated  on  May  8th,  1766.  The  Tohickon  Luth- 
eran record  gives  us  the  following  information  about  this 
important  event : 

"Anno  1766,  May  Sth,  on  the  festival  of  the  ascension,  our  newly 
built  stone  church  was  publicly  dedicated  by  myself  and  Mr.  Al- 
sentz,  on  the  Reformed  side.  I  took  my  text  from  I  Kings  8:28-29, 
and  gave  the  church  the  name  "Friedens  Kirche,"  i.  e.  Church  of 
Peace.  The  text  of  the  Reformed  preacher  was  from  Isaiah  56:7, 
the  last  words.   Attested  by  Philip  Rapp,  Lutheran  pastor." 

From  this  entry  it  is  evident  that  Gobrecht  had  asked  his 
teacher  Alsentz  to  officiate  for  him  at  this  historic  oc- 
casion.2*  This  stone  church,  tradition  asserts,  was  at  first, 
like  the  log  church  that  had  preceded  it,  without  floor  and 
stoves,  which  were  put  in  later  on.  It  had  galleries  on  three 
sides.  It  was  in  use  till  1838,  when  it  was  succeeded  by  the 
third  building,  also  a  stone  church,  50  by  60  feet  in  size, 

23  Alsentz  was  repeatedly  called  upon  to  dedicate  churches  in  the  ab- 
sence of  regular  pastors.  On  May  13,  1764,  he  preached  the  first  sermon 
in  the  new  stone  church  of  the  Reformed  congregation  at  Reading.  See 
Daniel  Miller,  History  of  the  Reformed  Church  in  Reading,  Reading  1905. 
p.  42. 


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with  g-alleries  on  three  sides.  This  last  building  was  re- 
modeled in  1884. 

With  the  coming  of  Gobrecht  the  congregation  passed 
definitely  under  the  control  of  the  Reformed  Coetus  of 
Pennsylvania. 

IV. 

THE  MINISTRY  OF  REV.  JOHN  CHRISTOPHER 
GOBRECHT, 
October  1766  to  December  1770. 

On  October  12,  1766,  Gobrecht  appears  in  the  church 
record  definitely  as  pastor  of  the  Tohickon  congregation. 
Like  the  preachers  who  had  preceded  him  he  began  his 
ministerial  activity  as  a  lay  preacher. 

John  Christopher  Gobrecht  was  born  in  the  village  of 
Angerstein,  near  the  city  of  Goettingen,  in  w^hat  was  then 
the  Kingdom  (now  the  Province)  of  Hannover,  on  October 
11,  1733,  and  was  baptized  there  October  18th,  the  son  of 
Daniel  Gobrecht,  a  cowherd.^^  Nothing  is  known  of  his 
youth  except  that  he  was  a  weaver  by  trade.  He  arrived 
in  Philadelphia  September  11,  1753,  in  the  ship  ''Queen  of 
Denmark,"  George  Parish,  captain.  He  signed  his  name  to 
the  oath  of  allegiance  as  "Joh.  Christoph  Gobrecht,  Jr." 
With  him  came  another  passenger,  John  Christian  Go- 
brecht, who  may  have  been  his  brother. 

Having  been  in  this  country  about  ten  years,  Gobrecht 
began  teaching  school.  On  the  fly  leaves  of  a  catechism, 
which  he  once  owned  and  which  is  now  in  the  collection 
of  the  Historical  Society  of  Pennsylvania,  he  entered  his 
financial  accounts,  beginning  with  the  year  1763.  From 
these  entries  it  appears  that  in  1763  he  was  conducting  a 

29  These  new  facts  regardin,^  Gobrecht  are  taken  from  a  recent  letter 
of  the  Reformed  pastor  at  Bovenden,  Hannover,  to  which  Angerstein  be- 
longs eccIesiasUcally. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Church. 


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day  school  as  well  as  a  night  school.  As  nothing  has  been 
published  thus  far  about  Gobrecht's  activity  as  a  school- 
teacher, it  will  be  of  interest  to  present  a  few  extracts : 

1763,  November  26th. 

£     sh.  d. 


Adam  Dietz  owes  me  for  the  day  school..   16  1^ 

for  the  catechism    1 

William  Billesfelt  owes  me  for  the  day  school   16  1% 

John  Jung  owes  me  for  the  day  school   1     12  2 

for  the  night  school    2  5 

for  a  cover   5 

for  another  cover   '   2     6  * 

Herbert  Hummer    28  8^ 

Eernhard  Koch's  widow    ^ 

Rachel  Kass    1^ 

Paul  Kuhl   5  1^ 

Matthew  Hanscheld    1 

John  Mueller,  for  John  Arndt's  True  Christianity, 

which  he  bought  from  me    7  6 

1764,  the  evening  school,  with  which  a  beginning 

was  made  December  27th. 
Those  who  attended  my  evening  school  are: 
William  Kuhl     Philip  Kuhl 

Christian  Kuhl    Peter  Hoffman,  who  owes  me  10 
1764,  January  9th.    Christian  sent  his  son 
Christian  to  the  school 

Margaret  Pohk 

Adam  Pohk,  for  the  book  I  sold  him,  owes  me   5 

In  the  evening  school  are: 

Adam  Hummer    2  6 

Herbert  Hummer    2  7 

Henry  Jung   2  2 

Jacob  Jung    2  ,3 

William  Kuhl    2  9 

Jacob  Meyer    2  2 

John  Kuhl  and  J.  Juengsts  servant   2  5 

Another  interesting  entry  reads: 

Peter  Aller  owes  me  for  weaving  and  what  I  have 

loaned  him    ^4    4sh.  3p 


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The  gloves  and  stockings  have  been  paid,  but  the 
12  lbs.  tobacco,  which  are  4sh.,  are  to  be 
deducted  from  the  above  sum 

Hence  there  remains  the  sum  of   £4  and  3  pence 

This  entry  shows  that  Gobrecht  was  engaged  in  teach- 
ing and  weaving  in  this  country,  before  he  began  his  pas- 
toral activity. 

About  the  same  time  Gobrecht  began  to  feel  a  desire  to 
enter  the  ministry.  With  this  end  in  view  he  studied  tor 
two  years  with  the  Rev.  John  George  Alsentz,  who  was 
then  pastor  of  Germantown,  Worcester  and  Witpen.  In 
September  1766,  at  the  meeting  of  the  Coetus  held  at  Read- 
ing, the  following  reference  was  made  to  Gobrecht  and  his 
activity : 

"There  is  a  congregation  [Tohickon]  much  ruined  by  an  adven- 
turer [Hecker].  The  good  element  had  to  withdraw  and  the  other 
part  learned  at  last  to  realize  its  mistake.  These  people  come  and 
desire  aid  from  the  Coetus  and  a  regular  minister.  They  cannot 
raise  more  than  thirty  pounds,  and  to  unite  the  congregation  with 
others  is  impracticable,  because  it  is  located  out  of  the  way.  and 
the  nearest  congregation  [Springfield]  is  still  under  the  influence 
of  the  adventurer.  We  cannot  call  a  minister,  because  of  the  small 
salary;  but  there  is  a  person  [John  C.  Gobrecht]  converted  by  God's 
Spirit,  who  has  a  good  knowledge  of  theoretical  and  practical  the- 
ology, is  able  to  explain  the  principles  of  Holy  Scripture  and  is  well 
qualified  to  build  up  a  congregation  through  his  example  and  preach- 
ing. He  lived  two  years  with  a  minister  [J.  G.  Alsentz]  in  order 
to  be  better  qualified.  The  said  congregation  hears  this  man,  sees 
the  difference  between  a  sincere  and  well  instructed  man  and  an 
adventurer.  The  congregation  wants  to  call  that  person.  He  wishes 
to  accomodate  them,  but  not  without  the  order  of  the  Coetus.  They 
appear  before  Coetus  with  the  request  to  examine  and  ordain  him. 
To  send  him  to  Holland  is  impracticable;  the  candidate  dreads  the 
sea  voyage;  the  congregation  cannot  wait  so  long,  since  the  ad- 
venturer, who  resides  in  the  vicinity,  still  has  and  seeks  adherents 
In  the  congregation,  by  which  course  confusion  and  division  would 
certainly  arise.  The  person  referred  to  above  and  his  quallficatioii3 
being  well  known  to  us  through  personal  contact,  we  have  the  best 


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prospects  of  saving  the  congregation.  What  should  Coetus  in  this 
case  be  allowed  to  do?  These  things  are  not  fiction,  but  the  real 
truth  and  nothing  but  the  truth." 

On  October  12,  1766,  Gobrecht  began  his  entries  in  the 
Tohickon  record,  prefixing  them  with  the  follomng  head- 
ing: "The  children  whom  I,  John  Christopher  Gobrecht, 
Reformed  minister  in  Bedminster  township,  have  baptized, 
are  as  follows,  beginning  with  October  12,  1766."  Ac- 
cording to  Dr.  Harbaugh  {Fathers,  II,  146)  Gobrecht  was 
ordained  in  the  Tohickon  Church,  September  28th,  1766. 
From  that  date  to  December  9,  1770,  Gobrecht  entered  at 
Tohickon  112  baptism.s.  His  charge  included  also  Indian 
Creek,  or  Indianfield,  as  it  is  frequently  called  in  the  Coetus 
minutes.  There  he  baptized  73  children,  from  February 
15,  1767,  to  September  23,  1770. 

As  his  financial  statements,  recorded  in  the  catechism 
quoted  above,  throw  light  on  his  stay  in  the  Tohickon 
charge,  we  shall  present  a  number  of  them : 

"I  Christopher  Gobrecht,  have  received  from  the  Tohickon  con- 
gregation, for  the  year: 

1768,  On  August  21   

On  October  7,  received  from  F.  Salyte. 

On  October  25,  from  Philip  Fluck  

On  October  30,  from  Philip  Fluck  

On  November  27,  in  addition  

in  addition  

Everything  has  been  paid,  a  total  of.. 
November  13,  from  Philip  Fluck  as 

salary   

Philip  Fluck  paid  for  hay. . . 

December        from  Philip  Fluck  

1770,  January  10,     from  Philip  Fluck  

February  23,    from  Philip  Fluck  

April  12,         from  Zacharias  Haller., 
July  8,           from  the  elders  at  To- 
hickon   

Makes  a  total  of  


£ 

sh. 

d. 

11 

3 

4 

14 

6 

4 

1 

5 

7 

6 

10 

10 

12 

17 

6 

11 

6 

1 

19 

1 

4 

17 

6 

20 

1 

2 

5 

5 

27 

12 

9 

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The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


£       s.  d. 

October  27,     received    15 

total    28       5  3 

Similar  sums  are  reported  from  Indian  Creek. 

During  part  of  this  time,  from  at  least  September  1769 
to  September  1770,  Gobrecht  preached  also  at  a  congrega- 
tion, called  Great  Swamp  in  the  minutes  of  the  Coetus 
(Minutes,  pp.  290,  301).  But,  as  Mr.  Faber  was  the  pastor 
at  Great  Swamp,  in  Lower  Milford  township,  Lehigh 
county,  this  Great  Swamp  must  have  been  in  Bucks  county. 
The  solution  of  the  apparent  contradiction  is  that  the  latter 
is  Trumbauer's  church. This  is  not  only  located  near  the 
Swamp  Creek,  but  from  the  minutes  of  the  Coetus  of  1772 
it  is  certain  that  Gobrecht  preached  at  Trumbauer's.  When 
in  that  year  Tohickon  and  Indianfield  refused  to  let  their 
pastor  preach  at  Trumbauer's,  the  latter  congregation  com- 
plained to  Coetus  and  stated  that  *'Do.  Gobrecht,  the  for- 
mer pastor,  had  supplied  the  congregation."  This  is  sup- 
ported by  Gobrecht's  financial  record,  which  contains  for 
the  year  1770,  the  following  statements  regarding  the  con- 
gregation in  the  ''Swamp 

£  sh. 


1770,  February  25,  I  received  in  the  Swamp  from 

Peter  Bleiler  as  my  salary   3  10 

March  18,      from  Benjamin  Siegel    10 

March  11,      received   in  the   Swamp  from 

the  elders    3  13 

March  25,      from  Mr.  Hertzel   10 

May  24,         from  Jacob  Hertzel   1  10 

received  further    15 


On  March  6,  1770,  Gobrecht  makes  the  following  entry: 
"I,  Christopher  Gobrecht,  still  owe  to  Philip  Fluck  for 
meals  and  service,  during  the  past  year,  3£  Ish.  6p."  This 

30  This  identity  can  also  be  inferred  from  the  Coetus  minutes,  for  in 
1782  the  charg-e  is  said  to  consist  of  Tohickon,  Indianfleld  and  Great 
Swamp  (Minutes,  p.  378),  while  in  1783  Indianfleld,  Tohickon  and  Trum- 
bu.uer  s  Church  are  enumerated  as  belonging  to  the  same  charge  (Minutes^ 
p.  382). 


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seems  to  imply  that,  as  Gobrecht  was  still  unmarried  in 
1770,  he  was  boarding  with  his  elder,  Jacob  Fluck, 

At  the  meeting  of  Coetus,  held  September  19-21,  1770, 
at  Philadelphia,  "a  call  came  from  the  congregations  at 
Muddy  Creek,  Cocalico,  Seitenreich  and  Reyer's  Church 
for  Mr.  Gobrecht.  But,  because  he  had  many  scruples 
about  leaving  his  congregations,  four  weeks  time  for  con- 
sideration was  given  him  and  he  was  charged  to  report  his 
decision  to  the  Reverend  Coetus."  Shortly  afterwards  Go- 
brecht decided  to  accept  the  call  and  he  removed  to  his  new 
field  of  labor  in  December  1770. 

On  December  15,  1770,  Gobrecht  began  his  entries  in  the 
Cocalico  record.  While  he  was  pastor  of  the  Cocalico 
charge  Gobrecht  was  married,  :May  28,  1771,  to  Elizabeth 
Sands,^^  of  Berks  county.  This  union  was  blessed  with 
seven  sons  and  three  daughters.  The  following  are  en- 
tered into  the  Cocalico  record :  Daniel,  born  June  13,  bap- 
tized June  19,  1772;  John,  born  December  10,  baptized  De- 
cember 30,  1773 ;  David,  born  October  3,  baptized  October 
8th,  1775;  William,  born  October  17,  baptized  November 
18,  1777.  The  second  of  these  sons,  John  Gobrecht,  1773- 
1830,  became  a  minister  of  the  Reformed  church,  while  a 
younger  son.  Christian  Gobrecht,  1785-1844,  was  a  dis- 
tinguished engraver,  who  from  1840  to  1844  was  chief  en- 
graver in  the  United  States  Mint,  at  Philadelphia. 

Gobrecht  remained  pastor  of  the  Cocalico  charge  till  De- 
cember 1779,  when  he  was  called  to  Hanover,  Christ  Church 
(near  Littlestownj,  Abbotstown  and  Bermudian.  There  he 
ministered  from  1779  until  1806,  when  increasing  infirmity 
of  the  body  compelled  him  to  retire  from  the  ministry.  He 

31  The  name  is  not  Elizabeth  Lentz,  as  Harbaugh  (Fathers,  II,  146) 
Rives  it,  but  Elizabeth  Sands.  She  was  the  daughter  of  John  Sands  of 
Reading  and  his  wife  Catharine,  n^e  Greiner.  They  were  Episcopalians. 
What  is  still  more  surprising  is  that  her  sister  Catharine  was  married 
to  another  Reformed  minister,  the  Rev.  Frederick  J.  Berger.  from  1765-6S 
pastor  at  Reading.  When  John  Sands  died  in  1775,  his  daughters,  Eliza- 
beth Gobrecht  and  Catharine  Berger,  were  mentioned  in  his  will. 


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Tlie  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


died  at  Hanover,  Pa.,  November  6,  1815,  and  was  buried 
in  the  cemetery  of  Immaniiers  Reformed  Church,  Han- 
over.   His  tombstone  bears  the  following  inscription : 

Sanft  schlummert  einer  frohlichen 
Auferstehung  entgegen  der  Ehrw, 
Johann  Christoph  Gobrecht 
viel  jahriger  reformirter  Prediger 
Geboren  in  Deutschland 
den  llten  October  1733 
Gestorben  den  6ten  November  1815 
Seines  Alters  82  Jahr  3  Woclien 
und  5  Tage. 

Alongside  of  him  lie  his  wife  Elizabeth,  born  November 
2,  1746,  died  October  2,  1801,  and  his  daughter  Sarah,  who 
died  February  21,  1860,  aged  69  years  and  3  days. 

V. 

THE  MINSTRY  OF  THE  REV.  CASPAR  WACK, 
November  1771  to  August  1781. 

After  a  vacancy  of  nearly  a  year  the  congregations  called 
the  Rev.  Caspar  Wack  as  their  next  pastor.  He  began  his 
ministry  at  Tohickon  and  Indian  Creek  in  November  1771. 

Caspar  Wack  is  said  to  have  been  the  first  young  man, 
born  in  America,  who  was  ordained  by  the  authorities  of 
the  Reformed  church  in  this  country  (Harbaugh,  Fathers, 
II,  174).  Strictly  speaking  this  is  not  correct,  inasmuch  as 
Jonathan  Du  Bois,  who  was  born  at  Pittsgrove,  New  Jer- 
sey, December  3,  1727,  was  ordained  by  the  Reformed 
Coetus  at  Lancaster  on  October  21,  1752  {Minutes,  p.  75). 
But  as  Du  Bois  became  the  pastor  of  a  Dutch  Reformed 
church  at  Neshaminy,  Bucks  county,  under  the  Reformed 
Coetus  of  Pennsylvania,  Wack  may  well  be  regarded  as  the 
first  Gerynan  Reformed  pastor,  born  in  America,  to  be  or- 
dained in  this  country. 


i\  i  ^-"1  'k^  cTiT  c^'c  t  '  TV  lot"  un  t ! t'^T'^ '  R  T '  cgIt 


.Gel 


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v; 


Tombstone  of  Rev.  John  Christopher  Gobrecht  at  Hanover,  I'a. 


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• 

His  father,  John  George  Wack,  arrived  in  Philadelphia 
with  the  ship  "Patience/'  John  Brown,  master,  and  quali- 
fied there  September  16,  1748.  In  the  original  ship  list  his 
age  is  given  as  twenty-three.  Hence  he  was  born  in  1725. 
His  birthplace  was,  according  to  Dr.  Harbaugh,  the  city  of 
Wittenberg,  in  Germany.  If  that  is  correct  he  was  orig- 
inally a  Lutheran.  The  father  settled  in  Philadelphia, 
where  he  became  an  elder  of  the  Reformed  church  and 
where  he  married  soon  afterwards,  for  his  son,  Caspar 
Wack,  was  born  there  August  15,  1752.  As  young  W^ack 
showed  signs  of  talents,  his  pastor,  the  Rev.  Caspar  W^ey- 
berg,  interested  himself  in  him  and  took  charge  of  his  edu- 
cation. After  several  years  of  study  Wack  was  sent  in 
1770  by  the  Coetus  to  Lancaster  as  a  catechist.  {Minutes, 
p.  298.) 

In  October  1771,  the  Coetus  held  at  Reading,  examined 
and  licensed  him.  The  minutes  of  that  meeting  refer  to 
him  as  follows : 

"Do.  Gobrecht,  concerning  whom  it  was  reported  in  the  last 
minutes,  that  the  congregation  of  Mr.  Wittner  had  given  him  a  call, 
accepted  the  call.  His  congregations,  which  were  vacant  from  that 
time,  this  year  called  Mr.  Wack.  Concerning  Mr.  Wack  the  Rev- 
erend Fathers  were  given  a  short  statement  in  last  year's  minutes, 
namely,  that  he  had  been  under  the  instruction  of  Mr.  Weyberg. 
He  is  now  far  enough  advanced,  through  training,  to  be  able  to 
serve  a  congregation.  The  congregations  of  Lower  Tohickon  and 
Indianfield,  which  have  thus  far  been  cared  for  by  his  ministry, 
and,  according  to  their  statement,  have  also  been  edified  by  his 
preaching,  have  shown  such  a  desire  for  him  as  to  give  him  a  unani- 
mous call.  Mr.  Wack  was  therefore  first  examined  in  the  divine 
truths  and  the  way  of  salvation,  and,  after  he  had  given  satisfac- 
tion to  the  Reverend  Coetus,  it  was  resolved  that  Mr.  Wack,  for  the 
time  being,  should  continue  to  serve  these  congregations  with 
preaching  and  catechizing  as  before,  but  we  will  defer  the  ordina- 
tion until  the  Reverend  Fathers  have  first  been  notified.  Whatever 
they  will  advise  in  the  matter  will  be  done  by  us  with  regard  to 
Mr.  Wack."    (Minutes,  p.  315f.) 

At  the  Coetus  of  June  1772,  held  at  Lancaster,  W^ack 


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with  four  other  candidates,Weber,  Neveling,  Wagner  and 
Steiner,  Jr.,  was  once  more  examined  and  shortly  after- 
wards all  these  candidates  were  ordained  {Minutes,  p.  328). 

Mr.  Wack's  ministry  began  in  the  Tohickon  charge  on 
November  23,  1771,  when  he  baptized  the  first  child.  Be- 
tween that  date  and  August  26,  1781,  he  entered  186  bap- 
tisms, 55  marriages  and  9  burials  into  the  Tohickon  record. 
At  Indian  Creek  his  baptismal  entries  do  not  begin  till  Sep- 
tember 19,  1772.  They  continue  there  till  September  9, 
1781. 

In  1772,  the  Trumbauer's  congregation  complained  to 
Coetus,  that  the  congregations  at  Tohickon  and  Indianfield 
would  not  permit  Wack  to  preach  for  them,  although  Mr. 
Gobrecht,  the  former  pastor,  had  supplied  them.  They, 
therefore,  asked  that  Mr.  Wack  be  permitted  to  preach  for 
them  every  third  Sunday  on  condition  that  they  pay  one 
third  of  his  salary.    Coetus  allowed  this  arrangement. 

In  1773,  Nockamixon  asked  Coetus  to  allow  Mr.  Wack 
to  serve  them.  Coetus  directed  that  he  "serve  this  congre- 
gation from  time  to  time,  as  far  as  he  may  do  so  without 
neglecting  his  other  congregations." 

While  pastor  at  Tohickon  Mr.  Wack  was  married,  on 
April  18,  1776,  to  Barbara,  daughter  of  Jacob  Leidy,  Jr.,  of 
Franconia  township,  one  of  his  officers  in  the  Indian  Creek 
church.  Mr.  Wack  and  his  wife  resided  for  a  while  in  Hill- 
town  township,  Bucks  county,  within  convenient  distance 
of  his  congregations. 

Mr,  Wack  remained  pastor  of  Tohickon  and  neighboring 
congregations  till  1782,  when  he  accepted  a  call  to  German 
Valley,  Fox  Hill  and  Rockaway,  in  New  Jersey.  These 
congregations  he  served  from  1782  to  1809.  From  there  he 
went  to  Germantown,  Pa.,  where  he  was  the  first  to  intro- 
duce English  preaching  into  the  services  of  that  congrega- 
tion. Together  with  Germantown  he  served  also  White- 
marsh,  from  1809  to  1821,  and,  after  resigning  Germantown, 


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he  continued  at  Whitewarsh  to  1823,  when  declining 
strength  compelled  him  to  retire.  During  the  last  few 
years  of  his  life  he  resided  with  his  son,  Dr.  Philip  Wack, 
at  the  Trappe,  where  he  died  July  17,  1839.  He  was  a  most 
active  and  faithful  pastor,  who  by  his  incessant  labors  for 
his  parishioners  endeared  himself  greatly  to  his  people.  He 
lies  buried  in  Leidy's  graveyard,  alongside  of  his  wife. 
Their  tombstones  bear  the  following  inscriptions : 
Sacred  Sacred 
to  the  memory  of  to  the  memory  of 

Rerd.  Casper  Wack  Barbary  Wack 

who  departed  this  life  who  departed  this  life 

the  17th  of  July  A.  D.  1839  the  9th  of  August  A.  D. 

aged  87  years.  1842  aged  86 

years  3  months  and 
22  days. 

VL 

THE  MINISTRY  OF  THE  REV.  JOHN  THEOBALD 

FABER, 

July  1782  to  April  1786. 

At  the  Coetus  held  at  Reading  May  1,  1782,  "the  congre- 
gations Tohickon,  Indianfield  and  Great  Swamp,  which 
by  the  departure  of  Mr.  Wack  had  become  vacant,  asked, 
through  delegates,  for  another  minister.  The  Reverend 
Coetus  could  do  nothing  but  give  these  congregations 
the  liberty  to  call  a  minister."  (Minutes,  p.  378.) 
Shortly  afterwards  the  Rev.  John  Theobald  Faber,  then 
pastor  at  Lancaster,  accepted  a  call  to  Tohickon,  Indian- 
field  and  Trumbauer's,  for  on  July  28,  1782,  he  entered  his 
first  baptism  into  the  Tohickon  record.  At  Indianfield  his 
first  baptism  is  dated  July  14,  1782. 

John  Theobald  Faber  was  born  February  13,  1739,  at 
Zozenheim,  south  of  Bingen,  at  one  time  in  the  Palatinate. 


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but  now  in  Rhenis'h  Hessia.  He  was  the  son  of  the  Rev. 
John  Faber,  from  1730-1754  pastor  of  the  Reformed  congre- 
gation at  Zozenheim.  The  younger  Faber  matriculated  at 
the  University  of  Heidelberg,  February  5,  1760.  His  ex- 
amination as  a  candidate  of  theology  took  place  at  Heidel- 
berg April  20,  1763.  Three  years  later  he  left  the  Palatinate 
for  Holland.  At  his  departure  the  Consistory  of  the  Pala- 
tinate gave  him  a  certificate,  dated  April  28,  1766,  by  which 
his  return  to  his  native  land  was  not  only  permitted  to  him, 
but  he  was  also  guaranteed  special  consideration  for  his 
advancement,  in  case  of  his  return. ^- 

On  May  27,  1766,  Mr.  Faber  with  two  other  candidates, 
Carolus  Lange  and  John  George  Wittner,  appeared  before 
the  Deputies  of  the  Synods  of  North  and  South  Holland  at 
The  Hague,  where  they  were  examined  in  the  Cloister 
Church.  Each  candidate  had  first  to  preach  a  sermon. 
Faber  preached  from  I  Cor.  6:11.  They  were  then  ex- 
amined, for  more  than  three  hours,  in  the  principal  doc- 
trines of  theolog}\  Finally  they  had  to  write  an  exegesis 
of  the  Hebrew  text  of  Psalm  I  and  of  the  Greek  text  of  II 
Tim.  2.  After  passing  these  examinations  to  the  satisfac- 
tion of  the  examiners,  they  were  required  to  sign  the  Dutch 
creeds  and  were  then  given  fifty  guilders  each  for  their 
traveling  expenses  to  Holland.  Later  each  one  of  the  can- 
didates received  fi.  250  as  traveling  expenses  to  Pennsyl- 
vania. Their  ship  "Catharine,"  captain  Nathaniel  Lorentz, 
left  Rotterdam  for  New  York  June  10,  1766.  They  ar- 
rived in  Philadelphia  in  September  1766. 

Mr.  Faber  was  sent  to  the  Goshenhoppen  charge,  consist- 
ing of  New  Goshenhoppen,  Old  Goshenhoppen  and  Great 
Swamp.  He  began  his  ministry  there  in  October  1766.  At 
first  he  made  his  home  with  Colonel  Daniel  Hiester.  This 
was  his  residence  most  likely  till  he  was  married,  August 
18,  1770,  to  Barbara  Rose,  daughter  of  Erhart  Rose,  of 

82  Printed  In  Dr.  Weiser's  Monograph  of  the  New  Goshenhoppen  and 
Oreat  Swamp  Charge,  p.  63f. 


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Reading.^'^  After  his  marriage  he  moved  into  the  parson- 
age built  on  the  church  farm  near  the  New  Goshenhoppen 
church.  His  ministry  at  Goshenhoppen  extended  from  Oc- 
tober 1766  to  October  1779.  Through  his  faithful  labors 
his  membership  increased  largely.  In  1768,  he  reported  30 
families  at  Old  Goshenhoppen,  90  at  New  Goshenhoppen 
and  30  at  Great  Swamp.  In  1773,  the  total  number  of  his 
families  was  260. 


The  ability  of  Faber  as  a  preacher  was  soon  recognized 
by  other  churches.  Hence  frequent  calls  came  to  him  from 
other  fields.  Lancaster  alone  called  him  three  times,  in 
1770,  in  1775  and  again  in  1779.  Finally  in  the  last  year 
Faber  accepted  the  call  of  the  Lancaster  congregation,  to 
the  great  sorrow  of  his  people  at  Goshenhoppen.  He  left 
Goshenhoppen  in  October  1779.  His  ministry  at  Lancaster 
was,  however,  of  short  duration,  lasting  only  three  years, 

32a  Dr.  Weiser  {Monograph,  p.  66)  tells  a  romantic  story  of  Mr.  Faber 
having  been  entertained  as  a  guest  at  the  home  of  Mr.  Erhardt  Rose,  at 
Reading,  at  a  Synodical  meeting,  and  that  he  met  at  that  time  his  later 
wife,  Barbara  Rose.  Unfortunately,  the  story  cannot  be  correct  in  all  its  de- 
tails, because  there  was  no  meeting  of  the  Coetus  at  Reading  from  the 
latter  part  of  September,  1766,  when  Faber  arrived  in  Pennsylvania,  till 
August  1770,  when  he  was  married.  Faber  arrived  shortly  before  the  19th 
of  t^eptember  1766,  when  Alsentz  addressed  a  letter  to  him  (see  Goshen- 
hoppen History,  p  216f).  He  just  missed  the  meeting  of  Coetus,  which 
had  been  held  at  Reading,  September  3-4,  1766.  There  is  no  reference  to 
him  in  the  minutes  of  that  meeting.  After  1766,  Coetus  did  not  meet  at 
Reading  till  1771,  after  Faber  had  been  married.  Hence  Faber  could  not 
have  met  Miss  Rose  at  a  meeting  of  the  Coetus  at  Reading.  But,  in 
1768.  a  special  committee  of  the  Coetus,  of  which  Faber  was  a  member. 
n>et  in  Reading  to  investigate  the  case  of  Mr.  Berger.  It  may  have  been 
at  that  occasion  that  he  was  entertained  at  the  home  of  Mr.  Rose,  and 
m;t  then  for  the  first  time  his  daughter  Barbara,  whom  he  married  in 
1770. 


Signatxire  of  Rev.  John  Theobald  Faber. 
from  Old  Goshenhoppen  record. 


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1779-1782.  The  city  life  contrasted  evidently  unfavorably 
in  his  mind  with  the  quiet  life  of  his  former,  rural,  charge. 
When,  therefore,  the  Tohickon  charge  became  vacant  in 
February  1782,  through  the  removal  of  Wack,  Faber  ac- 
cepted a  call  to  this  field,  which  was  only  fifteen  miles 
from  his  first  home. 

On  July  28,  1782,  Faber  made  his  first  baptismal  entry 
at  Tohickon.    From  that  time  till  June  20,  1784,  he  entered 

57  baptisms  into  the  first  Tohickon  record.  On  July  4, 
1784,  he  began  the  second  church  record  at  Tohickon,  a 
large  folio  volume,  entering  into  it  from  that  date  till  April 
23,  1786,  thirty-one  baptisms.    At  Indian  Creek  he  entered 

58  baptisms  from  July  1782  to  April  1786.  His  marriages 
at  Indian  Creek  extend  from  August  1782  to  March  1786. 
On  May  17,  1786,  the  minutes  of  the  Coetus  report  that 
Faber  had  left  Indian  Creek  and  Tohickon  and  had  returned 
to  his  former  congregations  in  the  Goshenhoppen  region. 
It  was  a  happy  reunion  with  his  first  congregations,  which 
caused  much  mutual  joy  and  satisfaction. 

Unfortunately  his  second  pastorate  at  Goshenhoppen  was 
very  brief.  Faber  died  suddenly  and  unexpectedly  on  No- 
vember 2,  1788.  Under  date  November  26,  1788,  the  ''Lan- 
caster Zeitung"  had  the  following  account  of  his  death 

"On  the  last  Sunday  [November  2,  1788]  Mr.  Faber,  apparently 
well  and  healthy,  proceeded  to  the  New  Goshenhoppen  church,  to 
hold  services  there.  To  the  surprise  of  the  schoolmaster  and  many 
members  of  the  congregation,  he  gave  out  the  funeral  hymn:  "Ach 
Herr  lehre  mich  bedenken,"  [i.  e.,  O  Lord,  cause  me  to  remember]. 
Then  he  read  the  lesson  for  the  Sunday  as  his  text  and  began  to 
preach  from  it.  He  pointed,  with  special  emphasis,  to  the  comfort- 
ing words  of  the  Saviour:  "The  maid  is  not  dead,  but  sleepeth." 
When  he  had  finished  the  first  part  of  the  sermon  and  was  passing 
to  the  second,  he  stopped  his  discourse,  for  he  seemed  to  become 
weak.    The  elders  came  to  his  assistance  and  carried  him  from  the 

33  This  account  of  Faber's  death  was  written  by  the  Rev.  Wm.  Hendel, 
of  Lancaster,  Pa.,  as  appears  from  a  letter  of  Hendel  to  Abr.  Blumer. 
dated  November  17,  1788,  now  in  the  archives  of  the  Historical  Society 
of  the  Reformed  Church  at  Lancaster. 


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pulpit  into  the  schoolhouse,  where  they  laid  him  on  a  bed.  There 
he  passed  aw^y  within  45  minutes,  in  the  49th  year  of  his  age. 
General  sorrow  and  consternation  spread  over  the  whole  congre- 
gation. 

On  last  Tuesday  [November  4th]  his  body  was  buried  in  the 
church,  before  the  pulpit.  Several  neighboring  ministers,  together 
with  a  very  notable,  numerous  congregation,  of  various  denomina- 
tions, followed  his  coffin  to  the  grave.  The  Rev.  Mr.  Blumer  de- 
livered an  impressive  and  edifying  sermon  from  the  text,  Hebrews 
13:17.  The  congregations,  which  were  under  his  pastoral  care, 
mourn  together  with  the  deeply  afflicted  family  the  loss  of  a  hus- 
band, father  and  teacher." 

Faber  left  a  widow  and  seven  children,  the  oldest  of 
whom,  John  Theobald  Faber,  Jr.,  entered  the  ministry  and 
became  his  father's  successor.^^*  Rev.  Daniel  Weiser  had  a 
memorial  tablet  placed  on  his  tomb,  whose  epitaph  reads  as 
follows : 

Tritt  leise!  i.  e.,   "Approach  softly! 

Hier  ruhet  der  Here  rest  the 

Ehrw.  Joh.  Theob.  Faber;  Rev.  John  Theob.  Faber, 

Ehemals  gewesener  Prediger  late  pastor  of 

Dieser  Gemeinde.  this  congregation. 

Geboren  den  13ten  Feb.  1739.  Born  Febr.  13,  1739. 

Starb  den  2ten  Nov.  1788.  Died  Nov.  2,  1788. 

Alter  49  Jahr  8  Mon.  und  18T.         Age  49  yrs.  S  mos.  18  days." 

After  the  removal  of  Faber  from  Tohickon  and  affiliated 
congregations,  in  April  1786,  they  were  apparently  supplied 
by  neighboring  ministers.  At  Tohickon,  the  Rev.  Frederick 
Daelliker,  who  was  then  pastor  at  Falkner  Swamp,  entered 
a  baptism  on  Xov.  3,  1786,  which  evidently  implies  a  visit 
and  preaching  service.  At  Indian  Creek,  the  Rev.  Herman 
Winkhaiis,  then  pastor  at  Witpen  and  Trappe,  baptized 

33a  Mr.  Faber  had  the  following  children:  (1)  John  Teobald,  Jr.,  b. 
Sept  24,  1771;  (2)  Daniel,  b.  Augrust  3,  1773;  (3)  Eva,  b.  Aug.  28,  1775; 
(4)  George,  b.  Febr.  1,  1778;  (5)  Catharine,  b.  March  9,  1780;  (6)  Eliza- 
beth, b.  June  20,  1782;  (7)  Anna,  b.  July  6.  1787.  The  first  four  and  the 
last  of  his  children  were  born  and  baptized  at  Goshenhoppen ;  the  fifth  and 
sixth  at  Lancaster.  The  baptisms  of  the  latter  are  recorded  in  the  Lan- 
caster Reformed  record,  see  Vol.  V  of  the  Pennsylvania  German  Society's 
Proceedings,  pp.  222,  227. 


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children  on  July  26th  and  December  2,  1786;  Caspar  Wack 
did  the  same  on  May  20,  1787. 

VII. 

THE  MINISTRY  OF  THE  REV.  JOHN  MICHAEL 

KERN, 

May  1787  to  February  1788. 

The  next  minister  at  Tohickon  has  left  the  following 
superscription  to  his  baptismal  entries :  "During  the  min- 
istry of  John  Michael  Kern,  V.D.M.,  the  following  were 
baptized."  This  heading  introduces  us  to  another  inde- 
pendent Reformed  minister,  about  whom  little  was  known 
till  recently. 

The  first  trace  of  Mr.  Kern  in  Europe  was  discovered  last 
year  at  Heidelberg.  He  matriculated  at  the  University  of 
Heidelberg  November  21,  1753,  as  coming  from  Mannheim, 
in  the  Palatinate.  Investigations  carried  on  at  Mann- 
heim^* have  disclosed  the  fact  that  John  Michael  Kern  was 
born  there  August  31,  1730,  and  was  baptized  September 
3,  1730.  He  was  the  son  of  John  Leonard  Kern,  tailor,  and 
his  wife,  Anna  Eva,  both  of  whom  were  members  of  the 
Reformed  church  at  Mannheim.  He  probably  studied  at 
Heidelberg  three  years  from  1753-56.  What  became  of  him 
afterwards  we  do  not  know  at  present.  When  we  hear  next 
of  him  he  is  pastor  of  the  German  Reformed  church  in  the 
city  of  New  York,  which  he  served  from  1763-1771. He 
was  then  called  to  Montgomery,  N.  Y.,  where  he  preached 
from  1771  to  1776.  Being  an  ardent  loyalist,  he  was  com- 
pelled to  leave  the  State  of  New  York.  He  then  betook 
himself  for  safety  to  Halifax,  Nova  Scotia,  where  he  stayed 
from  1778  to  1787.    In  1787  he  is  reported  to  have  been  at 

34  These  investigations  were  made  with  the  assistance  of  Prof.  Dr.  L. 
Lemme.  of  Heidelberg  University. 

35  For  Kern's  ministry  in  New  York  state  see  Dr.  Corwin's  Manual  of 
the  Reformed  Church  in  America,  4th  ed.,  1902,  p.  549. 


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West  Camp  and  Rhinebeck,  N.  Y.  In  the  following  year  he 
came  to  Pennsylvania  and  accepted  a  call  from  the  To- 
hickon charge. 

There  were  a  number  of  Kern  families  in  the  Tohickon 
congregation.  Hence  it  is  not  impossible  that  Kern  fol- 
lowed the  invitation  of  his  relatives  to  come  and  settle 
among  them.  As  early  as  1750  Christian  Kern  and  his 
wife  Anna  Mary  were  members  at  Tohickon.  In  1769,  we 
find  Adam  Kern  and  his  wife  Catharine,  in  1789  Philip 
Kern  and  his  wife  Catharine,  in  the  membership  of  the 
congregation. 

But  the  ministry  of  Mr.  Kern  in  his  new  field  of  labor  was 
very  brief.  At  Tohickon  he  baptized  the  first  child  on  May 
16,  1787,  and  the  last  on  February  24,  1788.  At  Indian 
Creek,  his  first  baptism  is  recorded  on  December  7,  1787, 
his  last  on  March  13,  1788.  He  died  suddenly  and  unex- 
pectedly in  Rockhill  township  March  22,  1788,  and  was 
buried  in  the  graveyard  of  the  Indian  Creek  Church.  The 
inscription  on  his  tombstone  reads : 

In  Memory  of 
Rev.  John  Michael 

Kern. 
Born  in  Germany 
1736. 

Died  March  22,  1788. 

Comparing  his  birthdate  on  the  tombstone  with  the  rec- 
ord obtained  from  Mannheim,  there  can  be  no  doubt  that 
either  the  stonecutter  or  the  person  who  ordered  the  in- 
scription made  a  mistake.  It  is  not  the  only  instance  in 
which  a  mistake  is  found  on  the  tombstone  of  a  Reformed 
minister.^^ 

36  Another  instance  of  such  a  mistake  on  a  tombstone  of  a  Reformed 
minister  is  that  of  Rev.  John  W.  Neveling,  who  died  January  IS.  1?44, 
and  is  said,  on  his  tombstone  in  West  Laurel  Hill  Cemetery,  Philadelphia 
<^aIso  in  Harbaugh,  Fathers.  II.  207)  to  have  been  94  years  of  ag-e  at  the 
time  of  his  death.  The  records  of  his  home  town  in  Germany  show  that 
he  was  born  August  4,  1754. 


54 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


VIII. 

THE  MINISTRY  OF  THE  REV.  JOHN  WILLIAM 

INGOLD, 

June  1788  to  July  1790. 

The  next  pastor  at  Tohickon  introduced  his  entries  with 
the  statement:  "Children  who  were  baptized  by  me,  John 
William  Ingold,  pastor  pro  tem." 

Ingold  is  another  minister,  like  Kern,  about  whose  ante- 
cedents in  Europe  it  was  very  difficult  to  get  any  definite 
information.  At  last,  through  the  kind  co-operation  of 
Prof.  Dr.  L.  Lemme,  of  Heidelberg,  this  obscurity  has  been 
dispelled.  John  William  Ingold  was  born  October  4th  and 
was  baptized  October  8,  1734,  at  Simmern,  near  Coblenz. 
His  father  was  the  Rev.  John  William  Ingold,  Sr.,  who 
from  1735-1764  was  the  second  Reformed  pastor  at  Sim- 
mern. The  younger  Ingold  matriculated  at  the  University 
of  Heidelberg  August  8,  1754."'  He  was  ordained  at  Heidel- 
berg May  10,  1762.  In  June  1774,  Ingold  appeared  before 
the  Deputies  of  the  Holland  Synods  at  The  Hague.  He 
submitted  to  them  the  following  testimonials:  (1)  His 
certificate  of  ordination,  dated  Heidelberg,  May  10,  1762; 

(2)  a  letter  of  recommendation  from  F.  C.  Hospital,  Con- 
sistorial  Councillor  at  Heidelberg,  dated  May  23,  1773 ;  and 

(3)  a  letter  from  the  consistory  of  the  German  Reformed 
Church  at  London,  dated  February  20,  1774,  where  Ingold 
had  preached  for  four  months.  Ingold  was  given  fl.  150  as 
traveling  expenses  to  America  and  a  letter  of  recommenda- 
tion to  the  Coetus  of  Pennsylvania,  dated  June  9,  1774. 
Shortly  afterwards  he  left  for  Pennsylvania,  where  he  ar- 
rived in  the  fall  of  1774. 

Ingold  had  a  checkered  career  in  Pennsylvania,  filled 

37  Ingold  matriculated  at  Heidelberg  August  8.  1754,  not  August  4th, 

as  formerly  given  by  the  writer  in  History  of  the  Goshenhoppen  Charge. 

p.  224  ;  see  Matrikel  der  Universitdt  Heidelberg,  1903,  Vol.  rV,  (1704- 
1807)  p.  166. 


Tohickoyi  Reformed  Church. 


55 


with  troubles  and  difficulties.  His  name  occurs  in  the  min- 
utes of  Coetus  from  1775  to  1790.  During  these  fifteen 
years  he  served  at  least  seven  different  charges.  Shortly 
after  his  arrival  he  became  pastor  at  Witpen  and 
Worcester,  in  Montgomery  county.  At  Witpen,  (now 
Boehm's  Church  at  Blue  Bell)  his  baptisms  run  from  No- 
vember 7,  1774,  to  May  25,  1775.  At  W^orcester  (now 
Wentz's  Church)  his  ministry  began  November  10,  1774,  as 
shown  by  a  receipt  for  salary.  At  the  close  of  the  first 
year  his  congregations  refused  to  continue  his  salary  at  £75. 
"His  brethren  were  sorry  for  him  and  helped  him  to  Sau- 
con,"  whites  the  secretary  of  the  Coetus.    There  he  stayed 


for  a  few  months  in  the  year  1776.  without  leaving  any 
traces  in  the  church  record,  and  then  departed  for  Easton. 
Here  his  entries  begin  August  25,  1776,  and  continue  till 
March  17,  1786.    In  1781,  when  Goshenhoppen  became  va- 
cant, the  two  smaller  congregations,  namely  Old  Goshen- 
hoppen and  Great  Svramp,  allowed  him  to  preach  in  their 
churches,  but  New  Goshenhoppen  refused  to  admit  him. 
Hence  he  left  Goshenhoppen  again  in  November  1781. 
After  he  gave  up  Easton  in  1786,  he  accepted  a  call  from 
Reading,  which  is  dated  September  14,  1786.    His  stay 
there,  lasting  a  year  and  a  half,  was  filled  with  quarrels. 
Hence  was  compelled  to  leave  in  April  1788.    Coetus  does 
not  want  to  put  all  the  blame  on  him,  but  states  rather  se- 
verely :    "A  repulsive  conduct  is  likely  to  bring  about  such 
consequences."    From  Reading  Ingold  went  to  Tohickon, 
Indian  Creek  and  Trumbauer's.    At  Tohickon  his  baptisms 


Signature  of  Rev.  John  Wm.  Ingold, 
from  Old  Goshenhoppen  record. 


56 


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begin  July  6,  1788,  and  end  June  3.  1790.  At  Indian  Creek 
they  extend  from  June  19,  1788,  to  November  1,  1789.  While 
pastor  of  these  churches  he  lost  his  wife.  He  himself  en- 
tered the  notice  of  her  burial  into  the  Indian  Creek  record : 
"1789,  March  29th  [buried]  Zvlrs.  Catharine  Barbara  In- 
gold,  wife  of  the  minister,  aged  40  years,  6  months,  3  weeks 
and  4  days."  She  was  buried  in  the  Indian  Creek  cemetery. 
The  date  of  death  on  her  tombstone  is  given  as  March  27th, 
1789,  which  shows  that  the  date  in  the  record  must  be  the 
date  of  burial.    She  left  four  children. 

At  the  meeting  of  the  Coetus,  held  at  Falkner  Swamp  in 
June  1790,  Ingold  is  reported  to  have  been  "rejected  by  his 
congregation."  After  that  he  became  an  independent  Re- 
formed minister,  who  did  not  attend  the  meetings  of  the 
Coetus,  nor,  after  1793,  the  meetings  of  the  Synod  of  the 
Reformed  Church  in  Pennsylvania. 

From  July  1790  to  May  1793,  Ingold  was  ministering  to 
Spiess  Church,  in  Berks  county,  an  independent  Reform.ed 
congregation,  and  from  1791  to  1796  to  Amity  Reformed 
Church,  another  independent  congregation.  After  the  year 
1796  we  lose  trace  of  him,  although  he  was  still  living,  for 
in  the  year  1801  Synod  informed  him  that,  because  of  his 
continued  absence,  he  had  excluded  himself  from  the 
Synod.  When  and  where  he  died  is  as  yet  unknown,  but 
his  son,  John  M.  Ingold,  was  a  Reformed  pastor  in  Pitts- 
burgh, from  1819-1821.^^ 

IX. 

THE  MINISTRY  OF  THE  REV.  NICHOLAS  POMP, 
August  1790  to  September  1797. 
After  an  interval  of  a  few  months  Tohickon  and  neigh- 
boring congregations  secured  a  new  pastor  in  the  person 
of  the  Rev.  Nicholas  Pomp.  His  entries  in  the  Tohickon 
record  are  prefaced  by  the  following  heading:    "N.  Pomp. 

3S  See  Heisler,  Fathers  of  the  Reformed  Church,  Vol.  IV,  p.  472. 


r 


Fragment  of  Autobiograiihy  by  Rev.  Nicholas  Pomp. 


I 


Tohickon  Reformed  Church. 


S7 


having  been  called  to  Tohickon  and  having  accepted  the 
congregations  of  Indianneld  and  Tohickon.  entered  upon 
his  work  at  Tohickon  the  hrst  of  August,  in  the  year  1790, 
and  continued  this  book  in  the  following  order." 

Nicholas  Pomp,  or  to  give  him  his  full  baptismal  name, 
John  Nicholas  Pom.p,  was  born  January  20,  1734,  at  Mam- 
bachel,  then  in  the  Duchy  of  Zweibriicken,  now  in  the 
"Regierungsbezirk"'  Trier,  a  part  of  the  Rhine  Province. 
His  parents  were  Peter  Pomp  (written  Bomb  in  the  rec- 
ords) and  Anna  Elizabeth  Thomser.  They  had  been  m.ar- 
ried  at  Baumholder  (the  center  of  the  parish,  of  which 
Mambachel  was  a  part)  November  28,  1726.  The  couple 
had  seven  children,  of  whom  John  Nicholas  was  the 
fourth.'^  During  his  early  youth  Nicholas  was  a  sickly 
child,  and  even  afterwards  seems  to  have  suffered  from  ill- 
health.  After  leaving  public  school  his  father  urged  him.  to 
take  up  the  tailoring  business.  But  it  undermined  his 
health  and  as  a  result  he  gave  it  up  after  a  few  years.  When 
twenty  years  of  age  he  began  his  preparation  for  the  min- 
istry, by  going  to  a  higher  school,  where  he  studied  the  an- 
cient languages.  At  twenty-four  he  entered  the  University 
of  Marburg,  matriculating  there  April  25.  1757.  While 
studying  at  Marburg  a  call  came  from  the  Synods  of  Hol- 
land for  preachers  in  Pennsylvania.  Pomp  responded  to 
this  call  and  was  ordained  in  the  city  of  Cassel.  He  ap- 
peared before  the  Deputies  of  the  Synods  in  March  1765. 
and  was  by  them  commissioned  for  Pennsylvania  on  March 
27,  1765.  Sometime  afterwards  he  started  for  Philadelphia, 
where  he  arrived  December  7,  1765. 

His  first  charge  consisted  of  Falkner  Swam^p  and  Vin- 
cent, which  he  served  with  great  acceptance  from  1765  to 
1783.  In  the  latter  year  he  accepted  a  call  to  the  Reformed 
church  at  Baltimore.    His  departure  from  Falkner  Swamp 


33  The  new  data  presented  above  were  secured  through  Prof.  Dr.  L- 
Lemme.  of  Heidelberg. 


The  Pennsylvania-Gcrjnan  Society. 


caused  much  sadness  and  even  bitterness  among  his  parish- 
ioners there,  while  his  new  congregation  caused  him  much 
worrv'  and  labor.  There  were  at  that  time  two  factions  in 
the  church  at  Baltimore,  which  disagreed  over  the  erection 
of  a  new  church.  Pomp  was  unable  to  heal  the  di\'ision  and 
to  reconcile  the  contending  parties.  He,  therefore,  left  Bal- 
timore in  1789  and  went  to  Goshenhoppen  to  become  there 
the  successor  of  Faber.  But,  when  accepting  the  call,  in 
October  1789,  he  stipulated  that  he  would  serve  the  con- 
gregations only  until  they  could  secure  the  services  of  the 
younger  Faber,  who  was  studying  for  the  ministry.  Hence 
the  stay  of  Pomp  at  Goshenhoppen  was  brief,  from  Novem- 
ber 1789  to  July  1790.  At  the  latter  date  young  Faber  was 
ready  to  take  his  father's  place. 

On  August  1,  1790,  Pomp  began  his  ministry  at  Tohickon 
and  Indianfield,  or  Indian  Creek,  as  it  is  now  called.  At 
Tohickon  Pomp  baptized  239  children,  from  June  1790  to 
September  1797.  At  Indian  Creek  he  baptized  during  the 
same  time  126  children.  During  part  of  this  period,  namely 
from  April  1794  to  August  1795,  he  was  also  preaching  at 
Witpen,  now  Boehm's  Church  at  Blue  Bell,  as  is  evident 
from  his  entries  in  the  record  of  that  congregation. 

In  1797,  Pomp  retired  from  the  ministry  after  a  pastoral 
activity  of  thirty-two  years.  He  went  to  live  with  his  son, 
Thomas  Pomp,  at  Easton,  where  the  latter  was  pastor  of 
the  Reformed  congregation.  He  died  at  Easton  September 
1,  1819.  He  lies  buried,  alongside  of  his  wife,  in  the  ceme- 
tery at  Easton.  Their  tombs  bear  the  following  inscrip- 
tions: 

Revd.  Nicholas  Pomp 

who  was  born  Elizabeth  Pomp 
January  20.  A.  D.  1734             TVife  of  Rev.  Nicholas  Pomp 

and  departed  this  life  Born  Feb.  9,  1734 

September  1.  A.  D.  1819.  Died  May  20,  1S12 

Aged  So  years  7  months  Aged  7S-2-11. 
and  12  days. 


REV9  rifCKOLAS  FOKP 

'/rf/c  rtOprr 


'f.rr'^f'rr.  ".t'-.t rr  f  rf""^/"., 
r'  TT'-  T/r  •7'"-,        '.z"^-'— —  /  r:4 


*  \     *  ft 


Tombstone  of  Rev.  Xioholas  Pomp, 
at  Easton,  Pa. 


Tombstone  of  Rev.  Jacob  Senn, 
at  Indian  Creek. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Church.  59 

Pomp  was  one  of  the  more  prominent  members  of  the 
Coetus,  for  he  was  repeatedly  its  clerk  and  its  president. 
In  1774,  while  pastor  at  Falkner  Swamp,  he  published  an 
able  treatise  against  the  Universalists/^ 


X. 

THE  MINISTRY  OF  THE  REV.  JACOB  SENN, 

October  1799  to  January  1818. 
After  the  retirement  of  Pomp  the  congregations  were 
without  a  regular  pastor  for  more  than  a  year.  There  was, 
however,  an  unknown  person  supplying  them,  tor  m  the 
Indian  Creek  record  there  are  22  baptisms,  entered  by  an 
unknown  hand,  from  September  1798  to  September  1799. 

The  next  pastor,  who  began  his  ministry  in  October 
1799  was  the  Rev.  Jacob  Senn,  a  man  about  whom  little  is 
known  thus  far.  He  was  born  June  1,  1774,  but  the  place 
of  birth  is  unknown.  He  received  his  education  m  the  Lni- 
versity  of  Pennsvlvania,  graduating  from  that  mstitution 
with  the  degree  of  A.B.  in  the  year  1792,  and  receiving  the 
degree  of  A.  M.  in  1795.*^ 

At  the  meeting  of  the  Reformed  Synod,  convened  at 
Falkner  Swamp,  May  3-5,  1795,  "Messrs.  Wack  and  Ponip 
made  application  for  the  examination  and  ordination  of  the 
candidates  Wack,  Pomp  and  Senn,  and  requested  Synod  to 
have  the  matter  attended  to  in  the  fall  through  a  commit- 
tee The  request  was  acceded  to  and  a  committee  was 
appointed  for  the  purpose  consisting  of  Messrs.  Dalliker, 
Blumer,  Helffrich,  Hendel  and  Herman."  At  the  meeting 
of  Synod,  held  in  April  1796,  in  Philadelphia,  the  commit- 
tee reported  that  "they  had  attended  to  the  duty  assigned 
them  and  were  perfectly  satisfied  with  their  knowledge  ot 

40  The  title  page  of  this  book  is  reproduced  in  the  writer's  History  of 
the  Ooshenhoppen  Charge,  p.  248.  ^ 

41  These  facts  are  given  in  the  General  Alumni  Catalogue  of  the  Lnt- 
versity  of  Pennsylvania,  Philadelphia  1922,  p.  11. 


6o 


The  Pennsylvanm-German  Soc'ety. 


theology,  the  languages,  etc.,  and  accordingly  have  or- 
dained them  to  the  ministry.  It  was  resolved  that  the 
Synod  is  well  satisfied  w^ith  w^hat  was  done."  According  to 
Dr.  Harbaugh  (Fathers,  II.  406)  the  ordination  of  all  the 
three  men,  Thomas  Pomp,  John  Jacob  Wack^-  and  Jacob 
Senn,  took  place  at  Indianfield  on  September  23,  1795. 

Jacob  Senn's  first  pastorate  was  in  New  Jersey,  w^here  he 
labored  for  four  years  at  Knowlton,  Stillwater  and  Sussex- 
town,  in  Sussex  county.  While  pastor  there  he  was  mar- 
ried, September  19,  1798,  to  Elizabeth  Markel.  He  came  to 
Tohickon  in  October  1799.  His  baptismal  entries  at  To- 
hickon  begin  November  2,  1799,  his  marriage  records  No- 
vember 17th,  and  his  burial  records  October  12,  1799.  He 
remained  pastor  of  this  charge  to  the  day  of  his  death, 
which  took  place  January  28,  1818.  His  funeral  sermon  was 
preached  by  the  Rev.  Frederick  W.  Van  der  Sloot,  pastor 
of  the  Goshenhoppen  charge,  from  the  text:  "I  am  dis- 
tressed for  thee,  my  brother  Jonathan,"  II  Sam.  1 :26.  He 
lies  buried  in  the  cemetery  attached  to  the  Indian  Creek 
Church.  His  widow,  Elizabeth  Senn,  died  more  than  54 
years  later,  on  October  30,  1872,  at  the  age  of  90  years.  10 
months  and  7  days.  She  was  buried  beside  her  husband, 
the  Rev.  Jacob  Kehm  preaching  her  funeral  sermon.  The 
inscriptions  on  their  tombstones  read: 


In 

Memory  of 
the  Revd.  JACOB  SENN 
who  was  born  June  1st  1774 


In 

Memory  of 
Elizabeth  Senn. 
wife  of 


departed  this  life  January  28th 
ISIS.  Aged  43  years  7  months 
&  27  days;  was  Minister  of  the 
Refor.  Churches  in  Sussex  Hard- 
wick  &  Nolltown  4  Years  and  at 
Dohicken  Indianfield  &  Swamp 


Rev.  .Jacob  Senn. 
Born  Dec.  23,  1781. 
Died  Oct.  30,  1872. 
Aged  90  yrs.  10  mo. 


&  7  days. 


181^  Years. 


42  It  was  not  George  Wack,  as  stated  by  Dr.  Harbaugh,  Fathers,  II, 
406.  for  he  was  not  ordained  till  1801,  see  Harbaugh,  Fathers,  111,  111. 


I 


Tohickon  Reformed  Church. 


6i 


XL 

THE  MINISTRY  OF  THE  REV.  JOHN  A.  STRASS- 

BURGER, 

April  1818  to  July  1854. 

Jacob  Senn  was  followed  almost  immediately  by  John 
Andrew  Strassburger,  who  preached  for  the  first  time  in 
the  charge  on  Easter  1818.  Although  only  a  theological 
student  at  that  time,  he  began  soon  afterwards  to  preach 
to  these  congregations  regularly. 

John  Andrew  Strassburger  was  the  son  of  John  Andrew 
Strassburger,  Sr./^  who  had  been  born  in  Oberingelheim, 
in  the  Palatinate,  January  24,  1754,  and  had  come  to  Penn- 
sylvania with  his  father,  arriving  in  Philadelphia  October 
13,  1769.  In  1780  he  married  Eva  Jaeger.  They  had  seven 
children,  of  whom  John  Andrew,  Jr.,  was  the  fourth.  He 
was  born  in  Upper  Milford  township,  Lehigh  county,  Octo- 
ber 3,  1796.  He  studied  theology  under  Dr.  Samuel  Helf- 
fenstein  in  Philadelphia.  After  three  years  of  study  he  ap- 
peared before  the  Synod  which  met  at  Carlisle,  September 
6-9,  1818,  was  examined  by  a  committee  and  licensed  Sep- 
tember 9,  1818.  In  the  statistics  for  the  year  1818  he  ap- 
pears already  as  the  pastor  of  Indianfield,  Tohickon  and 
Great  Swamp.  This  is  another  case,  in  which  Great  Swamp 
is  used  for  Trumbauer's  Church. 

'  At  the  meeting  of  Synod  held  at  Lancaster,  September 
5-9,  1819,  Strassburger  w^as  examined  once  more  and,  with 
thirteen  other  candidates,  ordained  in  the  evening  of  Sep- 
tember 9,  1819.'*  It  is  at  first  sight  surprising  that  his  bap- 
tisms begin  shortly  after  he  had  received  his  licensure,  at 

43  For  the  ancestors  of  John  Andrew  Strassburger  see  the  account  of 
the  Strassburger  Family,  in  Dotterer's  Historical  Notes,  1,  92f. 

44  This  corrects  the  statement  of  Dr.  Heisler,  Fathers  of  the  Re-formed 
Church  Vol.  IV.,  p.  127  note,  that  Strassburger  was  ordained  on  ^^P^^";^' 
ber  23,'lS19  The  printed  minutes  show  that  the  Synod  of  1819  was  h^.a 
on  September  5-9,  1819.  The  ordination  of  the  candidates  tooK  place  on 
Thursday  evening,  September  9th.    See  Minutes,  1819,  p.  22. 


62  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Tohickon  on  October  4,  1818.  and  at  Indian  Creek  on  De- 
cember 13,  1818.  His  marriages  start  at  Tohickon  Septem- 
ber 13,  1818.  This  would  be  against  present  day  church 
law,  but  according  to  the  constitution  of  1793,  which  was 
then  in  force,  licentiates  were  granted  license  to  perform  all 
the  ministerial  acts.  Strassburger  was  pastor  of  these  con- 
gregations for  thirty-six  years,  from^  April  1818  to  July 
1854.  On  July  14,  1854,,  he  handed  to  his  consistories  the 
following  resignation,  which  was  printed:*^ 

•'After  due  notice,  the  Consistories  of  the  four  united  con^ega- 
tions,  to  wit:  Indianfield,  Charlestown,  Tohickon  and  Ridge  Road, 
assembled  in  Ridge  Road  Church,  on  Saturday  afternoon,  at  1 
o'clock,  on  which  occasion  the  Pastor  of  said  charge  handed  in  his 
resignation,  viz. 

On  account  of  bodily  and  mental  debility,  I  J.  A.  Strassburger. 
resign  my  ministerial  charge  amongst  you,  after  a  servitude  of 
thirty-six  years  and  three  months;  during  which  time  about  three 
thousand  children  were  received  by  infant  holy  Baptism;  fifteen 
hundred  and  ninety-five  members  by  Confirmation,  after  catecheti- 
cal instruction;  twelve  hundred  and  thirty-five  couple  were  insti- 
tuted in  the  holy  bonds  of  wedlock,  by  matrimonial  ceremony;  one 
thousand  and  forty-four  committed  to  their  long  and  solitary  home, 
on  which  occasions  funeral  addresses  were  delivered. 

That  the  great  Shepherd  of  his  flock  may  soon  bless  you  again 
with  a  pious  and  faithful  Pastor,  is  the  solemn  wish  and  humble 
prayer  of  yours  affectionately  in  the  Lord. 

J.  A.  Strassburger. 

Ridge  Road  Church,  Rockhill  tsp.,  Bucks  Co.,  July  14,  1S54." 

Strassburger  was  much  beloved  by  his  people,  who 
looked  upon  him  as  their  father.  After  his  resignation  he 
retired  to  his  farm  at  Bridgetown,  Bucks  county,  where  he 
died  May  2.  1860.  He  is  buried  in  the  graveyard  adjoining 
the  Indian  Creek  Church. 


45  The  ori^nal  of  this  resignation  was  written  in  German,  of  which  a 
copy  ia  before  the  writer.  It  was  translated  most  likely  by  one  of  the 
elders  into  this,  rather  queer.  English. 


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The  pastors  that  succeeded  Strassburger  to  the  present 
time  were  as  follows : 

1854-1857,  Rev.  Joshua  H.  Derr, 
1857-1871,  Rev.  Peter  S.  Fisher, 
1871-1905,  Rev.  Jacob  Kehm, 
1907-date,  Rev.  Samuel  E.  Moyer. 


ULRICH  ZWINGLI 
14S4  — 1531 


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THE  TOHICKON  REFORMED  CHURCH  RECORDS 

VOLUME  I,  1745-1TS4 

The  first  Tolume  of  the  Tchickon  Reformed  records  is  a  book 
8  by  6^2  inches  in  size,  bound  in  boards  and  contains  at  present 
(1924)  97  leaves  or  194  pages,  some  of  vhlch  are  blank.  It  was  be- 
gun in  1749  by  Jacob  Riess,  but  some  earlier  baptisms,  performed 
by  John  Conrad  V.'irtz.  from  1745-174S,  were  entered,  in  the  rear 
of  the  book,  by  John  Egidius  Keeker,  during  the  latter's  ministry. 
1756-1762.  As  the  entries  in  the  book  are  badly  mixed  up,  it  seemed 
desirable  to  rearrange  them  for  this  edition  in  chronological  order. 

The  following  is  the  contents  of  volume  I.  in  chronolorlcal  order: 
I.    BAPTISMS:  Pages  in  original: 


II. 


1. 

21  by  John  Conrad  Y.'irtz, 

1745-1745. 

pp.  22-24.  rear 

2. 

165  by  John  Jacob  Riess, 

1743-1756, 

pp.  1-22.  rear 

3. 

5SS  by  John  Egidius  Keeker. 

1756-1762. 

pp.  1-36,  90-ies 

4. 

112  by  John  Christopher  Gobrecht. 

1766-1770. 

pp.  50-51,  59. 

pp.  109-119 

5. 

ISG  by  Caspar  Wack, 

1771-17S1, 

pp.  119-140 

6. 

15  by  supplies. 

1781-17S2, 

pp.  140-141 

7. 

57  by  John  Theobald  Faber. 

1782-17S4. 

pp.  142-147 

1144  baptisms. 

MARRIAGES: 

1. 

133  by  John  Egidius  Keeker. 

1755-1762. 

pp.  56-66 

2. 

1  by  John  Christopher  Gobrecht. 

1769. 

p.  82 

3. 

55  by  Caspar  Wack. 

1772-17S1, 

pp.  82-S6 

4. 

6  by  John  Theobald  Faber, 

17S2-17S4, 

p.  76 

195  marriages. 

III.  BURIALS: 

1.  90  by  John  Egidius  Keeker,  1756-1761,  pp.  44-50 

2.  9  by  Caspar  Wack,  1772-17S1,  pp.  25-27.  reai 

3.  5  by  John  Theobald  Faber,  17S2-17S4,  p.  161 

104  bunals. 


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IV.  CATECHOIENS: 

1.  136  of  John  Egidius  Hecker, 

2.  106  of  John  Christopher  Gabrecht, 

3.  95  of  Caspar  "^'ack, 

(also  S6  communicants) 
4      30  of  John  Theobald  Faber, 


Pages  in  original: 

1756-1760,  pp.  37-43 
1766-1770,  pp.  44.  66-68 
1772-1776,  pp.  69-75 


17S4, 


p.  52 


337  catechumens. 


[1 


[I.    BAPTISMAL  RECORDS.] 
Baptisms  by  Rev.  John  Cone^^d  Wibtz,i  1745-1748.] 


The  following  children  were  baptized  by  Domine  Conrad  Wiirze. 


Parents 
Peter  Gruber  and 
Anna  Barbara 

Valentine  Renner 
and  Magdalena 

Herman  Junghenn 
and  Magdalena 

William  Hammer- 
rich  and  Anna 
Magdalena 

Wendel  Lentz  and 
Sophia 

John  Matthias  Mul- 
ler  and  Anna 
Maria 

Conrad  Heister  and 
Gertrude 

John  Niemand  and 
Elizabeth  Chris- 
tine 


Children 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Apr.  27;  bap.  May 

19,  17462 
John  Peter,  b.  May 

16,  1744;  bap. 

June  16,  1745. 
Abraham,  b.  Oct.  2, 

1745;  bap.  May  19, 

1746 

Maria  Catharine,  b. 

Sept.  19;  bap.  De<;. 

15,  1745. 
Maria  Barbara  b. 

Jan.  12;  bap.  Feb. 

9,  1746 
John,  b.  Feb.  2;  bap. 

Feb.  4,  1746 

John,  b.  Sept.  7, 

1745;  bap.  May 

25,  1746 
John  Peter,  b.  June 

22;  bap,  Sept.  3. 

1746 


Witnesses 
Peter  Lederman  and 
wife 

Peter  Hans  and  wife 
Anna  Lucia 

The  father  himself 


Philip  Kruger, 
Maria  Catharine 
Maurer,  Maria 
Schumann 

Balthasar  Stuber 
and  Barbara 

John  Riffert  and 
Elizabeth  Kron 


The  parents 


Peter  Hans  and 
Lucia,  his  wife 


1  These  baptisms  are  in  the  handwriting  of  John  Egidius  Hecker. 
-  The  original  reads:  1756. 


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Parents 
Nicholas  Popp  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Valentine  Nicolaus 
and  Elizabeth 

Peter  Trompauer 
and  Maria 

Casper  AUea  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Solomon  Leibkeipy 
and  Catharine 

Adam  Gans  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Peter  Geiser  and 
Veronica 

Anthony  Hens  and 
Apollonia 

Herman  Junghenn 
and  Magdalena 

Jacob  Heintz  and 
Magdalena 

Frederick  Salade* 
and  Barbara 


Children 
Frederick,  b.  June 
14;  bap.  Sept.  8. 
1746 

John  Balthasar^,  b. 

June  5,  1746;  bap. 

15th  Inst. 
Anna  Barbara,  b. 

Aug.  3;  bap.  Sept. 

8,  1746 
Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

Aug.  3;  bap.  Sept. 

8,  1746 
Elizabeth,  b.  June 

23;  bap.  Sep.  23, 

1746 

John  Jacob,  b.  July 
13;  bap.  Sept.  23, 
1746 

Elizabeth,  b.  Aug. 
26;  bap.  Sept.  23, 
1746 

George  Michael,  b, 

July  20;  bap.  Oct. 

20,  1746 
Magdalena,  b.  Feb. 

5;  bap.  July  17, 

1748 

Catharine,  b.  Jan.  4, 
1748;  bap.  July  17, 
1748 

Jacob,  b.  Jan.  22, 
bap.  July  17,  1748 


Witnesses 
Frederick  Salade 
and  Barbara 

Balthasar  Stuber 
and  Barbara 

Adam  Peischer  and 
Anna  Barbara 

Anna  Elizabeth  and 
Margaret  Hans 

Blasius  Bey^r  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Jacob  Sorber' 
and  Maria  Engel, 
his  wife 

George  German  and 
Barbara 

George  Michael 
Weissel 

Barbara  Marx 


Michael  Weissel 
Catharine  Angene 

Jacob  Weissel  and 
Marg.  Schist 


3  Most  of  the  German  Christian  names  have  been  given  in  their  cor- 
respondini:  English  form,  except  some  of  the  more  uncommon  names,  as 
Melchior,  Diedrich,  Ludwig,  Lorentz,  etc. 

4  Frederick  Sallad^  came  from  the  Canton  of  Basle,  Switzerland.  Emi- 
grated by  ship  "Queen  of  Denmark",  qualifying  at  Philadelphia  Oct.  4. 
1751.  Naturalized  Sep.  1765.  He  belonged  to  a  French  Huguenot  family 
of  good  lineage,  long  established  in  the  ancient  province  of  Provence, 
but  owing  to  persecutions  became  exiles  in  Switzerland.  The  Bessonet 
family  that  settled  in  Bristol,  Bucks  county,  about  1720,  came  from 
Dauphiny,  the  adjoining  province  of  Provence. 


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Parents 
Anthony  Heintz 
and  ApoUonia 

Adam  Duy  and 
Maria  Magdalena 


Children 
Jacob,  b.  Oct.  21, 
1747;  bap.  July  17, 
1748 

Jacob,  b.  Oct.  13, 
1747;  bap.  July  17, 
1748 


Witnesses 
Jacob  Hauck  and 
wife 

Conrad  Duy 


[2.    BAPTISMS  BY  REV.  JACOB  RIESS,  1749-1756.] 
Church  Record  for  the  Reformed  Congregation  on  the  Tohickon 
in  Bedminster  Township.   By  me  were  entered  those  children  whom 
I,  Jacob  Riess,  have  baptized,  beginning  August  27,  1749. 


Parents 

John  Niemand  and 
Christina  Eliza- 
beth 

Ludwig  Linden- 
schmit  and  Mary 
Elizabeth 

Conrad  Nagel  and 
wife 

John  Riffert  and 

Mary  Catharine 
John  Riffert  and 

Mary  Catharine 
Michael  Ott  and 

Catharine 
Peter  Wickert  and 

Mary  Margaret 


Children 
John,  bap.  Aug.  27, 
1749 

Maria  Magdalena, 
bap.  Nov.  19,  1749 

Carl,  bap.  Nov.  30, 
1749 

John,  bap.  Nov.  30, 
1749 

Christian,  bap.  Nov. 

30,  1749 
John,  bap.  Dec.  3, 

1749 

John  Paul,  bap.  Dec. 
7,  1749 


Witnesses 
John  Bauschler  and 
Dorothea  Bob 

George  Henry  Seibel 
and  Mary  Magda- 
lena 

Carl  Geres  and 
Catharine 

John  Hoenig  and 
Anna 

Christian  Kern  and 
Anna  Maria 

John  Gallman 

John  Paul  Wickert, 
Mary  Catharine 
Riess 


John  Hoenig  and 
Anna 

Nicholas  Hatrig 
and  Christina 

Valentine  Vliegel 
and  Anna  Eliza- 
beth 

Nicholas    and 

Catharine  Barbara 


Susan,  bap.  Dec."  17, 
1749 

John  Peter,  bap.  Dec. 

26,  1749 
Carl,  bap.  Jan.  14, 

1750 

Henry  Ludwig,  bap. 
Mar.  25.  1750 


John  Wurman  and 

Susan 
John  Peter  Hatrig, 

Dorothea  Bauscher 
Carl  Kiichlein  and 

Mary  Magdalena 

Rul 

Ludwig  Crob,  Eliza- 
beth Croman, 
Anna  Catharine 
Wildanger 


68  The  Pe 

Parents 
Jacob  Huber  and 

Elizabeth 
George  Bergstrasser 

and  Veronica 

Peter  Geischer  and 

Veronica 
Peter  Gorg  and 

Anna  Margaret 
Valentine  Robr 

and  Barbara 
Frederick  Salete 

and  wife 
Ludwig  Rudolph  and 

Elizabeth 
Jacob  Roth  and 

Charlotte 
Christian  Kem  and 

Anna  Mary 
Michael  Messer  and 

Anna  Margaret 
Philip  Fluck  and 

Barbara 
John  Bernd  and 

wife 

John  VTildanger 

and  Amelia 
Henry  Eckel  and 

Susan 
George  German  and 

wife 

Blasius  Beyer  and 

Elizabeth 
Christopher  Ziegen- 

fuss  and  wife 


msylvania-German  S 

Children 
Magdalena,  bap.  Mar. 

25,  1750 
Philip,  b.  Oct.  31. 

1749;  bap.  Apr.  S. 

1750 

John  Peter,  bap. 

Apr.  8,  1750 
John  Jacob,  bap. 

Apr.  16,  1750 
John  Jacob,  bap. 

May  16,  1750 
John,  bap.  May 

20,  1750 
-John  Adam,  bap. 

May  20,  1750 
John  Peter,  bap. 

July  15,  1750 
Anna  Elizabeth,  bap. 

July  15,  1750 
Lorentz  [Lawrence] 

bap.  Oct.  2S,  1750 
John,  b.  Aug.  30, 

1750;  bap.  Dec.  30 
John,  bap.  Dec.  30, 

1750 


Catharine,  bap.  Jan. 

22,  1751 
Catharine,  bap.  Jan. 

23,  1751 

John  Michael,  bap. 
Jan.  27,  1751 

Anna  Barbara,  bap. 

Feb.  3,  1751 
John  George,  bap. 

Feb.  10.  1751 


ciety. 

Witnssses 
Peter  Stemm  and 
Magdalena 

father  and  mother 

John  Peter  Jung  and 
wife 

John  Jacob  Roth 

and  Charlotte 
John  Jacob  Weissel 

John  Hoenig  and 
Anna 

John  Adam  Bauscher 

and  Barbara 
John  Peter  Gorg 

and  Anna  Margaret 
John  RiSert  and 

Anna  Elizabeih 
Lorentz  Person  and 

Elizabeth 
John  Fluck  and 

Anna  Maria 
John  Bernd  and 

Elizabeth  Mar- 
garet, the  grand- 
parents. 
Ludwig  Wildanger 

and  Catharine 
parents 

John  Michael  Cop- 
pelberger  and 
Anna  Margaret 

parents 

John  George  Tesch 
and  Anna  Eliza- 
beth 


Title  pase  of  Tohickc^n  Reformed  record,  written  by  Rev.  Jacob 
August  27,  174  9. 


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Parents 
George  Riegel  and 
wife 

Adam  Dani  and 

Christina 
Matthias  Diensch- 

man  and  Elsa 

Catharine 
Martin  Colp  and 

Catharine 
William  Pannen- 

becker  and  Anna 
Jacob  Weissel  and 

Anna  Mar^ret 
George  Ihmig  and 

Mary  Elizabeth 

Michael  Wietrecht 
and  Magdalena 

Peter  Stand  [Stoudt] 
and  Mary  Catha- 
rine 

John  Ernest  Glenk- 
hart  and  Catharine 

Wife  of  John  Brend, 
Jr. 

Valentine  Renner 
and  Magdalena 
John  Niemand  and 

Christina 
Anthony  Schneider 

and  Anna  Mary 
Jacob  Fasbenner  and 

Sewille  [Sibylla] 
John  Kieffer  and 

Elizabeth 
Peter  Funk  and 

Mary  Eva 


Children 

(1)  John  George, 

(2)  Mary  Elizabeth 

(3)  Anna 

bap.  Feb.  17,  1751 
John  Adam,  bap.  Mar. 

24,  1751 
John,  bap.  Apr.  8, 

1751 

Catherine,  bap.  Apr. 

8,  1751 
Anna,  bap.  Apr.  8, 

1751 

Frederick,  bap.  Apr. 

21,  1751 
John  George,  bap. 

Apr.  21,  1751 

Mary  Barbara,  bap. 

May  5,  1751 
Elizabeth,  bap.  May 

5,  1751 

Maria  Christine,  bap. 

May  5,  1751 
Anna  Magdalena, 

bap.  May  27,  1751 
John  Adam,  bap. 

May  26,  1751 
Joseph,  bap.  June  2, 

1751 

John  Conrad,  bap. 

June  16,  1751 
Henry,  bap.  June 

16,  1751 
John,  bap.  June  16, 

1751 

John  Peter,  bap.  July 
7,  1751 


Witnesses 
The  parents 


John  Adam  Beuscher 
and  Anna  Barbara 

John  Frey,  Doro- 
thea Bob 

The  parents 

The  parents 

Blasius  Beyer  and 
Elizabeth 

George  Bergstresser, 
Jacob  Riess  and 
wife,  Catharine 

Frederick  Salete  and 
Maria  Barbara 

Peter  Faust,  Eliza- 
beth Croman 

Arnd  Althaus  and 
Anna  Maria 

father  and  mother- 
in-law 

John  Adam  Beuscher 
and  Anna  Barbara 

Joseph  Stegle  and 
Mary  Veronica 

John  Conrad  Dui 
and  Anna  Maria 

John  Bernd  and 
Anna  Magdalena 

John  Wurman  and 
Susan 

Peter  Wohner,  Cilia^ 
Russ,  Mary  Mar- 
garet Riess 


5  Cilia,  an  abbreviation  of  Caecilia. 


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Parents 

Felix  Felter  and 
wife 

Peter  Jorg  and  Anna 

Margaret 
Sebastian  Stein  and 

Anna  Catharine 
Peter  Nuss  and 

Barbara 
Peter  Resch  and 

wife 

Jacob  Huber  and 

Elizabeth 
Jost  Reess  and  wife 

John  Erhart  Ros  and 

wife 
Peter  Kurtz  and 

Sophia 


George  Wildanger 
and  Christina 

Peter  Hatrig  and 
wife 

Conrad  Kother  and 
wife,  Elizabeth 

Valentine  Vliegel  and 
Anna  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Schleif  and 
wife 

Valentine  Rohr  and 
Barbara 

Frederick  Kern .  and 
Anna  Margaret 


Children 

(1)  Mary  Elizabeth, 

(2)  Catharine  Bar- 
bara, bap.  July  14, 
17ol 

Mary  Charlotte,  bap. 

Aug.  11,  1751 
Daniel,  bap.  Aug. 

18,  1751 
John,  bap.  Aug.  18, 

1751 

John  Conrad,  bap. 

Sept.  15,  1751 
Mary  Elizabeth,  bap. 

Oct.  6,  1751 
John  Henry,  bap. 

Oct.  20,  1751 
Maria  Barbara,  bap. 

Oct.  20,  1751 
Maria  Catharine, 

bap.  Nov.  1,  1751 


Magdalena,  bap.  Nov. 

3,  1751 
Philip  Wendel,  bap. 

Dec.  22,  1751 

Catharine  Elizabeth, 
bap.  Mar.  1,  1752 

Anna  ApoUonia,  bap. 
Mar.  15,  1752 

Anna  Maria,  bap. 

Mar.  30,  1752 
John  George,  bap. 

Mar.  30,  1752 

Anna  Margaret,  bap. 
April  5,  1752 


Witnesses 

John  Nickel  Nick- 
lauss  and  Catha- 
rine Bon 

Jacob  Roth  and 

Charlotte 
parents 

Lorentz  Schwenck 
Anna  Margaret 

John  Conrad  Dui 
and  Anna  Maria 

John  Peter  Sayn  and 
Magdalena  Diel 

John  Henry  Rees 
and  Christine 

Frederick  Salete  and 
Maria  Barbara 

Peter  Wohner,  Maria 
Margaret  Wickert, 
Catherine  Eliza- 
beth, wife  of  Peter 
Miiller 

Michael  "Weisel  and 
Magdalena 

Philip  Wendel  Har- 
ing,  Mary  Mar- 
garet Riess 
Blasius  Beyer  and 
wife 

Valentine  Kramer, 
Anna  Apollonia 
Sponemer 

Conrad  Dui  and 
Anna  Maria 

John  George  Wild- 
anger  and  Chris- 
tina 

parents 


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Parents 

Christian  Kern  and 

Anna  Mary 
George  Hertzel  and 

Barbara 

Zacharias  Heller« 

and  Anna 
Conrad  Has  and 

Mary  Catharine 
Ludwig  Linden- 

schmidt  and  Eliza 
Peter  Winkler  and 

Margaret 
Philip  Fluck  and 

Barbara 
Jacob  Roth  and 

wife 

Samuel  Kirch  and 

Charlotte 
William  Kroh  and 

Margaret 


George  Riegel  and 
Elizabeth 


Frederick  Salete  and 

Barbara 
Arend^  Althauser 

and  Anna  Maria 
John  Bernd  and 

Magdalena 
Blasius  Beyer  and 

Elizabeth 


Children 

Anna  Margaret,  bap. 

April  5,  1752 
Anna  Maria,  bap. 

May  31,  1752 

Mary  Elizabeth,  bap. 

June  14,  1752 
Mary  Catharine,  bap. 

July  12,  1752 
Mary  Elizabeth,  bap. 

July  26,  1752 
Margaret,  bap,  July 

26,  1752 
Christopher,  bap. 

Nov.  12,  1752 
Anna  Elizabeth,  bap. 

Nov.  12,  1752 
Magdalena,  bap. 

Nov.  19,  1752 
John  Stephan,  bap. 

Dec.  3.  1752 


(1)  John  Jacob, 


(2)  John  Henry, 

(twins),  bap.  Dec. 

17,  1752 
John  Manuel,  bap. 

Feb.  4,  1753 
John  Jost,  bap.  Mar. 

4,  1753 
Susan,  bap.  Mar.  18, 

1753 

John,  bap.  April  8, 
1753 


Witnesses 
Frederick  Kern  and 
wife 

George  Rau  and 
Anna  Maria  Ham- 
man 

Balthaser  Erbach 
and  Mary  Elizabeth 

Conrad  Hut  and 
Catharine  Trub 

Balthaser  Erbach 
and  Mary  Elizabeth 

George  Rau  and  Mar- 
garet SchaeSer 

Christopher  and 

Magdalena 

parents 

Jacob  Kirch  and 

Magdalena 
John  Stephan  Acker- 
man,  Christian 
Steinbach  and  wife 
Dorothea 
CI)  John  Jacob  Riess 
and  Mary  Catha- 
rine 

(2)  John  Henry  Her- 
ing  and  Eliza 
Margaret 

parents 

John  Jost  Volmer 
and  Magdalena 

Jacob  Fasbenner  and 
Sibylla. 

parents 


«  Zacharias  Heller  was  born  in  1724.  He  emigrated  to  Pennsylvania  in 
ship  "Royal  Judith",  arriving  at  Philadelphia  Sep.  3,  1742. 

7  Arend.  usually  written  Arndt,  from  the  old  German  word  am,  the  eagle. 


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Parents 

Jacob  Huber  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Fluck  and 

Anna  Mary- 
Michael  Ott  and 

Catherine 

Adam  Dani  and 
wife 

Matthias  Wildanger 

and  Judith 
William  Pannenbeck- 

er  and  Catharine 
Peter  Jorg  and  Anna 

Margaret 
Martin  Colp  and 

wife 

Peter  Stand  and 
Mary  Catherine 

Nicholas  Hatrig  and 
Christina 

Peter  Bender  and 
Catharine 

John  Niemand  and 
Christine  Eliza- 
beth 

John  Wildanger  and 

Amelia 
Anthony  Schneiter 

and  Anna  Maria 
Anthony  Schneiter 

and  Anna  Maria 
Zacharias  Heller 

and  Anna 
Jacob  Heintz  and 

wife 

John  Kieffer  and 

Elizabeth 
Michael  Weissel  and 

Magdalena 


Children 

John  Jacob,  bap.  Apr. 
15,  1753 

Anna  Mary,  bap.  Apr. 
15,  1753 

Anna  Catharine  Bar- 
bara, bap.  April 
23,  1753 

Sarah,  bap,  Apr.  23, 
1753 

Anna  Barbara,  bap. 

Apr.  23,  1753  . 
William,  bap.  Apr. 

28,  1753 
John  Peter,  bap. 

Apr.  28,  1753 
Mary,  bap.  Apr.  28, 

1753 

John  Peter,  bap.  May 

27,  1753 
Elizabeth,  bap.  May 

27,  1753 
Christian,  bap.  June 

10,  1753 
Anna  Mary,  bap. 

June  24,  1753 

Anna  Dorothea,  bap. 

Aug.  5,  1753 
John  Jacob,  bap,  Aug. 

5,  1753 
John  George,  bap. 

Aug.  5,  1753 
Barbara,  bap.  Aug. 

19,  1753 
John  Henry,  bap. 

Sept.  2,  1753 
Anna  Elizabeth,  bap. 

Sept.  2,  1753 
Mary  Elizabeth,  bap. 

Oct.  14,  1753 


Witnesses 

John  Jacob  Riess 
and  Mary  Catha- 
rine 

Conrad  Dui  and 

Anna  Mary 
Adam  Beuscher  and 

Barbara 

parents 

Frederick  Salete 

and  Anna  Barbara 
parents 

parents 

parents 

John  Wildanger  and 

Amelia 
Philip  Stein  and 

wife 
parents 

Peter  Hatrig  and 
Anna  Mary 

Martin  Ayer,  Doro- 
thea Beuscher 

Conrad  Dui  and 
Anna  Mary 

John  George  Nees, 
Catharine  Benter 

Marx  Wannenmach- 
er  and  wife 

Peter  Schaeffer,  Mary 
Margaret  Ries 

Michael  Holl,  Apol- 
lonia  Sponemer 

Rudolph  Drach  and 
wife 


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Parents 

John  Frey  and 

Dorothea 
John  Hoenig  and 

Anna 
Balthasar  Erbach 

and  Mary  Eliza 
Jacob  Ziegenfuss 

and  wife 
  Sturm  and  wife 

John  Honinger  and 

wife 
Jacob  Fasbenner 

and  Sibylla 
Matthias  Diensch- 

man  and  Eliza 

Catharina 
Nicholas  Frey  and 

wife 

Conrad  Haas  and 
wife 

Marx  Wannenmach- 

er  and  wife 
John  Kraut  and 

wife 

Frederick  Schwenck 
and  Elizabeth 

Peter  Hatrig  and 
Maria 

Martin  Colp  and 
Anna 

Michael  Jost  and 
Wilhelmina  Catha- 
rine 

Martin  Herbster  and 
Anna  Maria  Ver- 
onica 

Ernest  Glenkhart 
and  wife 


Children 

John  Conrad,  bap. 

Dec.  23,  1753 
Mary  Barbara,  bap. 

Mar.  3,  1754 
Anna,  bap.  Mar.  4, 

1754 

John  George,  bap. 

Mar.  17,  1754 
John,  bap.  Mar.  31, 

1754 

John  Leonard,  bap. 

Apr.  7,  1754 
John  Peter,  bap. 

Apr.  14,  1754 
John  Peter,  bap. 

Apr.  14,  1754 

Elizabeth,  bap.  Apr. 

14,  1754 
Elizabeth,  bap.  Apr. 

14,  1754 

John  Jacob,  bap.  Apr. 

14,  1754 
Daughter,  bap.  Apr, 

28,  1754 
Margaret,  bap.  May 

22,  1754 
Anna  Elizabeth 

Christine,  bap. 

May  26,  1754 
Anna  Barbara,  bap. 

May  26,  1754 
Maria  Christina 

Philistina,  bap. 

June  3,  1754 
Anna  Wilhelmina 

Catharine,  bap. 

June  3.  1754 
Son,  bap.  June  3, 

1754 


Witnesses 

John  Dietrich  Frey 
and  Catharine 

Frederick  Salete  and 
Mary  Barbara 

John  Hoenig  and 
Anna 

John  George  Tesch 
and  Anna  Eliza 

John  Frey  and  Dor- 
othea 

John  Leonard  Abel 
and  Salome 

John  Bernd  and 
Anna  Magdalena 

parents 


Peter  Bender  and 
wife 

William  Schaeffer 
and  Elizabeth 
Kramer 

John  Jacob  Ruhl 

Andrew  Gottschail 

and  wife 
Jacob  Ernst  and 

Margaret  Stroh 
John  Niemand  and 

Anna  Elizabeth 

Christine 
Adam  Bauscher  and 

Anna  Barbara 

Philip  Stiber  and 
Maria  Christina 

Michael  Jost  and 
Anna  Wilhelmina 
Catharine 

John  Glenkhart 


The  Pennsylvania-Gennan  Society. 


Parents 

Jacob  Schleif  and 
Catharine 

George  Henry  Seybel 
and  Mary  Magda- 
lene 

George  Hertzel  and 
wife 

John  Leil  and  Maria 

Margaret 
Andrew  Kiichlein® 

and  Susan 
Philip  Lohr  and 

Anna  Christina 


George  Wildanger 
and  Barbara 

Christian  Kem 

and  Anna  Maria 
Michael  Holl  and 

Apollonia 
Valentine  Renner 

and  Magdalena 
John  Schaydecker 

and  Frike  [Frede- 

ricka] 

Jacob  Roth  and 
Charlotte 


Children 

Christina,  bap. 

June  9,  1754 
Christina,  bap. 

June  9,  1754 

Mary  Elizabeth,  bap. 
June  9,  1754 

Thomas,  bap.  June 

9,  1754 
Abraham,  bap.  June 

16,  1754 
John  Hubert,  bap. 

July  7,  1754 


John  Ludwig,  bap. 
July  7,  1754 

John  Adam,  bap. 

July  7,  1754 
John  Christian,  bap. 

Aug.  11,  1754 
Michael,  bap.  Sept. 

1,  1754 
(1)  Benjamin,  (2) 

John  Jacob,  age  7 

weeks  2  days,  bap. 

Sept.  1,  1754 
John  Henry,  bap. 

Sept.  22,  1754 


Witnesses 

Adam  Dani  and 

Christina 
Adam  Dani  and 

Christina 

George  Rau  and 

Mary  Elizabeth 

Gruber 
Thomas  Haman  and 

Susanna 
Michael  Coppelberg- 

er  and  wife 
John  Hubert  Lohr 

and  Amelia,  wife 

of  Arnold  Schu- 

man 

John  Ludwig  Wild- 
anger  and  Catha- 
rine 

John  Adam  Dani 

and  Christine 
John  Christian  Kern 

and  wife 
Michael  Ott  and 

Catharine 
Jacob  Riess  and 

Maria  Catharine 


parents 


8  Andrew  (Andreas)  Kiichlein  was  born  in  Germany;  he  emigrated  to 
America  and  was  naturalized  Sept.  1760.  He  was  a  captain  in  the  Revolu- 
tionary war.  He  is  believed  to  have  been  a  brother  of  Colonel  Peter 
Kachlein  of  Ea.«5ton,  Pa.,  a  colonel  of  a  regiment  in  the  "Flying  Camp.", 
who  took  part  in  the  battle  of  Long  Island.  They  were  the  sons  of  .Johann 
Andreas  Kachlein  who  was  born  at  Listal,  Switzerland,  Feb.  1680,  and  died 
at  Kirchheim  Sep.  23.  1722.  Col.  Peter  Kachlein  was  born  at  Kirchheim  in 
Nassau  Weilburg.  Germany,  Oct.  8,  1722.  He  emigrated  to  Pennsylvania 
by  ship  "Francis  and  Elizabeth",  and  qualified  at  Philadelphia  Sep  21, 
1742. 


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Parents 

Philip  Fluck  and 
Barbara 

Hartman  Ditmerand 

Anna  Catharine 
Ludwig  Linden- 

schmit  and  Eliza 
Godfrid  Schnelger 

and  Christine 
Peter  Jorg  and 

Margaret 
Peter  Esch  and  wife 

Jacob  Freyer  and 
wife 

Christian  Trager 
and  Barbara 


Arnold  Schuman  and 

Amelia 
George  Riegel  and 

wife 

Peter  Reppert  and 
wife 

John  Peter  Gruber 

and  wife 
Nicholas  Kuns  and 

wife 

Arend  Althaus  and 
wife 

John  Bos  and  Clara 

Sebastian  Stein  and 

Catharine 
Sebastian  Stein  and 

Catharine 

Henry  Eckel  and 
wife 


Children 

Ludwig,  b.  Sept.  6, 
1754;  bap.  Sept.  22, 
1754 

Anna  Catharine,  bap. 

Sept.  29,  1754 
Eva  Eliza,  bap.  Oct. 

12,  1754 
Anna  Maria,  bap. 

Nov.  10,  1754 
John  Adam,  bap. 

Dec.  15,  1754 
John,  bap.  Dec.  23, 

1754 

Daughter,  bap.  Jan. 
5,  1755 

(1)  John,  (2)  Lud- 
wig William,  bap. 
Feb.  2,  1755 

Eva,  bap.  Feb.  26, 
1755 

Maria  Margaret,  bap. 

Mar.  30,  1755 
Peter,  bap.  Mar.  30, 

1755 

Philip  Peter,  bap. 

Mar  30,  1755 
Felix,  bap.  Apr.  13, 

1755 

Magdalena,  bap.  May 

22,  1755 
John,  bap.  June  8, 

1755 

John,  b.  Feb.  7,  1753; 

bap.  Jan.  18,  1756 
David,  b.  May  10, 

'55;  bap.  Jan.  18, 

1756 

John,  b.  Jan.  14, 1756; 
bap.  Feb.  1,  1756 


Witnesses 

Ludwig  Fluck  and 

Maria  Jacobina 

Kern 
Henry  Hertzel  and 

Margaret 
Balthasar  Erbach 

and  Mary  Eliza 
Jacob  Clos  and  Anna 

Maria 
John  Adam  Jorg, 

Ursula  Boschertz 
John  Waltz  and 

Elizabeth 
Henry  Lohra  and 

wife 

John  Niemand  and 
Christina  Eliza. 
Ludwig  William 
Trager  and  Eliza 

Philip  Lohr  and 
Eva  Schuman 

Peter  Henrich  and 
Maria  Margaret 

parents 

Philip  Conrad  Stre- 
ber 

George  Philip  Schu- 
man and  wife 
parents 


parents 
parents 


parents 


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The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 

Peter  Schaeffer  and 

Anna  Eliza 
Daniel  Ott  and  wife 

Peter  Staut  [Stoudt] 
and  wife 

John  Jost  Althaus 
and  wife 


Children 

Anna  Clara,  bap. 

Feb.  8,  1756 
Maria  Catharine, 

bap.  Mar.  18,  1756 
John  Jacob,  bap. 

Mar.  28,  1756 

Mary  Margaret,  bap. 
Mar,  28,  1756 


Witnesses 

Anna  Clara  Schaef- 
fer 

Petor  Henrich  and 
Mary  Margaret 

John  Jacob  Riess 
and  Mary  Catha- 
rine 

Peter  Henrich  and 
Maria  Margaret 


The  following  children  were  baptized  by  Jacob  Riess  at  Saucon.' 


George  Scheib  and 

Apollonia 
Conrad  MuUer  and 
Eva 

Jacob  Dettemer  and 

Elizabeth 
Frederick  Scholland 

Barbara 
Jacob  Freyman  and 

Maria  Elizabeth 
Gottfried  Premaner 

and  Maria  Mar- 
garet 
Anthony  Lerch  and 

Margaret 
Philip  Jacob  Koch 

and  Anna  Barbara 
Jacob  Seem  and 

Barbara 

Zacharias  Heller  and 
Anna 

Conrad  Haas  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Ludwig  Linden- 
schmit  and  Eliza- 
beth 


Christopher,  bap. 

Jan.  17,  1750 
George  Henry,  bap. 

Feb.  18,  1750 
Anna  Margaret,  bap. 

Feb.  18,  1750 
John  George,  bap. 

Apr.  1,  1750 
Maria  Sophia,  bap. 

Apr.  1,  1750 
John  Frederick,  bap. 

Apr.  15,  1750 

Anthony,  bap.  Apr. 

15,  1750 
Carl  Ludwig,  bap. 

May  27,  1750 
Anna  Magdalena, 

bap.  June  24,  1750 

Maria  Elizabeth,  bap. 

June  14,  1752 
Maria  Catharine,  bap. 

July  12,  1752 
Maria  Elizabeth,  bap. 

July  26,  1752 


Christopher  Wagner 
and  wife 

George  Henry 
Unangst 

Martin  Lahr,  Mar- 
garet SchoU 

John  George  Hertzel 
and  wife 

Christopher  Wagner 
and  wife 

John  Frederick 
Scholl  and  wife 


Carl  Ludwig  Keiper 
and  wife 

Georg  Peter  Gaug 
and  Anna  Magda- 
lena Scholl 

Balthasar  Erbach 
and  wife 

Conrad  Huth  and 
Catharine  Trub 

Balthasar  Erbach 
and  wife 


9  The  entries  were  made  by  John  Kgidius  Hecker.  on  pp.  21-22  of  the 
original. 


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77 


Church  Record  of  the  Congregation 

of  Dohicken,-'^ 

in  wnich  are  entered  the  cnildren  who  have  been  baptized  and  con- 
firmed by  me,  as  also  those  who  have  been  married  by  me,  and  those 
who  were  buried  by  me,  divided  into  four  parts: 

The  lirst  part  contains  the  children  who  were  baptized.  It  be- 
gins in  the  beginning  and  continues  to  the  20th  leaf.^^ 

The  2nd  part  begins  with  the  20th  leaf  and  contains  the  children 
who  were  confirmed,  to  the  23th  leaf. 

The  third  part  begins  with  the  25th  leaf  and  continues  to  the 
35th.   It  contains  those  that  were  married. 

The  fourth  part  begins  with  the  35th  leaf  and  extends  to  the  end. 
It  contains  those  who  died  and  were  buried  by  me. 

Begun  April  19,  1756,  by  me,  John  Egidius  Hecker,  hoc  tempore 
Reformatae  Religionis  Pastor  Dohicken.'- 


[3.    BAPTISMS  BY  REV 
Parents 


JOHN  EGIDIUS  HECKER,  1755-1755.] 


Children 


John  Egidius  Hecker 
V.D.M.  and  Catha- 
rine 


John  Adam,  b.  July 
27;  bap.  Aug.  1, 
1756 


"Witnesses 

John  Hoenig  and 
Anna,  Adam 
Thany  and 
Christina 


Ulrich  SLoUer  and 

Elizabeth 
Michael  Mayer  and 

Magdalena 

Christian  Rincker 
and  Maria  Catha- 
rine 

Michael  Ott  and 
Catharine 

Peter  SchaefEer 
and  Elizabeth 


Andrew,  b.  May  12: 
bap.  July  26.  1756 

John  Adam.  b.  Oct. 
28,  1756;  bap,  Nov. 
14 

Christopher  Abra- 
ham, b.  Feb.  2S. 
1756;  bap,  Feb.  6, 
1757 

Benjamin,  b.  Oct.  31, 
1756;  bap.  Feb.  12, 
1757 

Adam,  b.  Mar.  21; 
bap.  Apr.  10.  1757 


Andrew  Muller  and 
wife 

Adam  Bibel,  Anna 
Maria  Odenwalder 

Christopher  Kette- 
man 


parents 

Adam  Schaffer  and 
Catharine  Dany 


10  Entries  made  by  John  Egidius  Hecker. 

11  It  is  act'oally  p.  So. 

12  i.  e.  at  this  time  pastor  of  the  Reformed  religion,  Tohickon. 


-8 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 

Anthony  Schneider 
and  Elizabeth 

Adam  Butz  and 
Margaret 

Jacob  Weissel  and 
Margaret 

Martin  Kolb  and 
Anna  Maria 

Conrad  Schaub  and 
Adriana 

Daniel  Schlappich 
and  Anna  Margaret 

Nicholas  Meloth  and 
Ottilia 

Frederick  Zollner 
and  Maria  Barbara 

Zachariaa  Heller  and 
Anna 

Jacob  Hoffheintz  and 
Anna  Elizabeth 


John  Conrad  Croo 
[Kroh]  and  Anna 
Maria 

Michael  Butz  and 
Maria 


Children 

Anthony,  b,  Apr.  1; 

bap.  Apr.  25,  1757 
John  Christopher,  b. 

July  13.  1756;  bap. 

Aug.  15,  1756 
Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Mar.  18,  1756;  bap. 

June  6,  1756 
Catharine  Elizabeth, 

b.  Mar.  11,  1756; 

bap.  June  20,  1756 
Conrad,  b.  July  7, 

1754;  bap.  Aug.  31, 

1756 

Anna  Christina,  b. 

Aug.  12,  1756;  bap. 

Sept.  9 
Catharine,  b.  Dec. 

26,  1755;  bap.  Jan. 

3,  1757 
John  Conrad,  b.  Oct. 

11,  1756;  bap.  Jan. 

3,  1757 

John  Christian,  b. 

Oct.  19,  1756;  bap. 

Jan.  8,  1757 
John  Daniel,  b.  July 

30,  1756;  bap.  Aug. 

15 

John  Diedrich,  b. 

June  4 ;  bap.  Sept. 

26,  1756 
Christian,  b.  Dec. 

18,  1756;  bap.  Feb. 

6,  1757 


Witnesses 

John  RifEert  and 
wife 

Christopher  Ranch 
and  Mary  Eliza- 
beth Geres 

Jacob  Frey,  Catha- 
rine Beyer 

Catharine  Beischer 


John  Hoenig 

John  Ladenmacher 
and  Anna  Chris- 
tine Hoffman 

Jacob  Muller  and 
Catharine 

Conrad  Lipoid  and 
Kunigunda^s 

Christian  Kern  and 
Anna  Maria 

Daniel  Schlappich, 

Daniel  Gucker. 

Anna  Margaret 

Leibgeb 
John  Diedrich  Frey 

and  wife 

Christian  Schuck 
and  wife 


13  An  ancient  German  name,  from  kuon-kUhn,  i.  e.  brave  and  g-und, 
battle,  hence  "brave  in  battle". 


I 


I, 


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Parents 
Caspar  Doll  and 
Margaret 

Philip  Fluck  and 
Barbara 

Simon  Jacob  Diehl 
and  Maria  Eliza- 
beth 

Lorentz  Remmy  and 
Veronica 


Children 
Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Jan.  1;  bap.  Feb. 

22,  1757 
John  Christian,  b. 

Feb.  8;  bap.  Feb. 

27,  1757 
Carl  Peter,  b.  Feb. 

25;  bap.  Mar.  7. 

1757 

John  Caspar,  b.  Feb. 
10;  bap.  Apr.  13, 
1757 


Witnesses 
Jost  Edelman  and 
Christina 

Christian  Kern  and 
Anna  Maria 

 ,  Anna  Apollonia 


Caspar  Doll  and  wife 


Christian  Lederach,  a  young  man,  about  22 
tized  by  me,  April  23,  1757,  after  he  had  made  i 
of  faith,  before  the  public  congregation. 


years  old,  was  bap- 
,  previous  confession 


Jacob  Blum  and 
Catharine 

Simon  Rohrig  and 
Barbara 

Jacob  Esch  and 
Catharine 

George  Frey  and 

Christina 
William           and  a 

negress 

Conrad  Klein  and 
Anna  Maria 

Nicholas  Fischer 
and  Elizabeth 

John  Bender  and 

Margaret 
George  Hickman  and 

Eva  Catharine 


Elizabeth,  b.  Sep. 
12,  1756;  bap.  Sep. 
19 

John  Conrad,  b.  Feb. 
23;  bap.  Apr.  17, 
1757 

Elizabeth,  b.  Mar. 
29.  1757;  bap.  Apr. 
25 

Conrad,  b.  Apr.  16, 
1757 ;  bap.  May  1 

Elizabeth,  illegiti- 
mate, b.  Apr.  1, 
1757;  bap.  May  1 

Anna  Magdalena,  b. 
Feb.  13,  1757;  bap. 
May  8 

Anna  Catharine,  b. 
Aug.  2,  1756;  bap. 
May  8,  1757 

Hannah,  b.  Dec.  4, 
1756;  bap.  Dec.  26. 

George  Adam,  b.  Aug. 
28;  bap.  Sept.  19, 
1756 


Jost  Edelman  and 
Elizabeth  Merckel 

Conrad  Schiitteler 
and  Barbara  Si- 
mon 

John  Wals  and  wife 


Conrad  Rossly  and 
wife 

Adam  Guckert  and 
wife 

Conrad  Huth,  Mag- 
dalena Georg 

Frederick  Wambold 
and  wife 

Henry  Bartholmae 

and  Hannah 
Adam  Edelman  and 

wife 


8o 


The  Penns\lvania-Germayi  Society. 


Parents 

Arnold  Schuhman 
and  Anna  Amelia 

Henry  Bachman  and 
Elizabeth 

William  Wagner  and 
Margaret  Lahr 


Richard  Dixon  and 
Catharine 

Philip  Gross  and 
Margaret 

Henry  Reinhard  and 
Anna  Maria 

Michael  Weissel  and 
Magdalena 

George  Burckhart 
and  Maria  Chris- 
tine 

Peter  Laux^*  and 
Catharine 

Daniel  Grilly  and 

Maria 
William  Kemmel  and 

Margaret 


Children 

John  Herbert,  b. 

Sept.  28;  bap.  Oct. 

19,  1756 
John  George,  b.  Oct. 

14;  bap.  Dec.  28, 

1756 

John  George,  illegiti- 
mate, b.  May  17, 
1756;  bap.  Jan.  22, 
1757 

Hamilton,  b.  Apr,  6, 
1755;  bap.  Apr.  6, 
1757 

George  Daniel,  b. 

Mar.  26,  1757;  bap. 

Apr.  11 
John  George,  b.  Feb. 

22;   bap.  Apr.  17, 

1757 

Maria  Catharine,  b. 

Dec.  3,  1755;  bap. 

Apr.  19,  1756 
Magdalena,   b.  Mar. 

15;  bap.  Apr.  11, 

1757 

John,  b.  Dec.  14, 
1756;  bap.  Apr.  23, 
1757 

John,  b.  Jan.  1,  1749; 

bap.  Sept.  12,  1756 
Johannetta,  b.  July 

24,  1755;  bap.  Oct. 

13.  1756 


Witnesses 

John  Herbert  Lohr 
and  Eva 

George  Dreisbach, 
Maria  Eliz.  Buch- 
eckern 

Balthasar  Lahr  and 
wife 


The  parents 


George  Hertzel  and 
wife 

Peter  Mirsenheimer 
and  wife 

John  Keller  and 
Anna  Maria 

John  Nicol  Michel 
and  Maria  Riegcl 

parents 


parents 

John  Arnd  Althaus 
and  wife 


14  Peter  Laux  was  born  at  Miinster  in  1726.  He  emigrated  to  Pennsyl- 
vania in  ship  "Patience",  qualifying  at  Philadelphia  Sep.  16,  1748.  He 
belonged  to  an  old  French  Huguenot  family  in  the  southwest  of  France, 
members  of  whi:h  fled  to  Hesse  Nassau  in  Germany  after  the  death  of 
Henry  IV  in  1610,  which  became  a  favorite  asylum  for  the  persecuted 
members  of  the  French  Reformed  Church.  He  was  naturalized  in  1765. 
Died  Feb.  16.  1799.  His  wife  Catharine  was  a  daughter  of  Johannes 
Heunz  (Heutz)  of  Franconia  township,  Montgomery  country.  She  died 
Aug.  18,  1798. 


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Parents 

Nicholas  Bach  and 
Barbara 

Martin  Herbster  and 
Sophronica 

Jacob  SchleiS  and 
Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Scheumer  and 

Elizabeth 
George  Scheib  and 

ApoUonia 
Conrad  Mittman  and 

Barbara 
Peter  Hederich  and 

Maria 

Valentine  Rohr  and 
Anna  Barbara 

George  Haman  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

Diderich  Erhard  and 
Anna  Maria 

Daniel  Grilly  and 

Maria 
Paul  Flick  and 

Catharine 

John  George  Hertzel 
and  Barbara 

Jacob  Freyer  and 
Elizabeth 

Ernest  Klincker  and 
Catharine 


Children 

John  Jacob,  b.  Mar. 

12,  1755;  bap.  Nov. 

21,  1756 
John,  b.  Nov.  27, 

1756;  bap.  Jan.  16, 

1757 

John,  b.  Oct.  14, 
1756;  bap.  Feb.  3, 
1757 

John,  b.  Feb.  18;  bap. 

Apr.  3.  1757 
John,  b.  Feb.  2S, 

1757;  bap.  Apr.  3 
John,  b.  Mar.  2, 

1757;  bap.  Apr.  10 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 
June  1,  1756;  bap. 
Aug.  15 
Michael,  b.  Mar.  9, 

1756;  bap.  July  10 
Maria  Catharine,  b. 
June  20,  1756;  bap. 
July  11 
Maria  Charlotte,  b. 
June  14,  1756;  bap. 
July  11 
Maria,  b.  Jan.  8, 1752; 

bap.  Sept.  12,  1756 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 
Aug.  18;  bap.  Oct. 
6,  1756 
Maria  Margaret,  b. 
Oct.  31;  bap.  Nov. 
14,  1756 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 
Oct.  7,  1756;  bap. 
Nov.  21.  1756 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 
Dec.  20,  1756;  bap. 
Dec.  25 


Witnesses 
Jacob  Freyer 


John  Beischer,  Anna 
Margaret  Drach 

John  Riffert  and 
wife 

John  Melcher  and 

wife 
John  Appel  and 

wife 

John  Beischer,  Bar- 
bara Ott 

John  Beischer,  Maria 
Magdalena  Gruber, 
single 

Jacob  Rohr  and  wife 

John  Haman,  Catha- 
rine Gilger 

Jacob  Roth  and  wife 


Philip  Wendel  Ber- 
ing and  wife 

John  Vogle,  Anna 
Margaret  Fabian 

Conrad  Hess  an^ 
wife 

Peter  Haug  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Jost  Voller  and 
Maria  Magdalena 


82 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 
Peter  Benner  and 

Catharine 
Jacob  Konig  and 

Catharine 
Adam  Many  and 

Maria  Dorothea 

Conrad  Nagel  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Michael  Messer  and 
Margaret 

Conrad  Stenger  and 
Catharine 

Michael  Schumach- 
er, Maria  Catha- 
rine 

Ludwig  Winckler 
and  Christina 

Thomas  Bond  and 
Elizabeth 

Thomas  Bond  and 
Elizabeth 

Josiah  Balduin  and 
Sarah 

Thomas  Melvin  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Oulen  and  Ger- 
trude 


Children 
Ludovicus,  b.  Mar.  4; 

bap.  Aug.  15,  1756 
Matthew,  b.  Sept.  29 ; 

bap.  Oct.  16,  1756 
John  Michael,  b. 

Nov,  24;  bap.  Dec. 

14,  1756 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Jan.  1:  bap.  Feb. 

3,  1757 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Nov. 

10,  1756;  bap.  Feb. 

2,  1757 
Anna  Magdalena,  b. 

Jan.  24;  bap.  Feb. 

13,  1757 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Jan.  26;  bap.  Feb. 

22,  1757 

Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Feb.  19;  bap.  Mar. 

6,  1757 
John  George,  b.  Feb. 

17,  1757;  bap.  Feb. 

24 

Anna,  b.  Feb.  20, 
1753;  bap.  Feb.  24, 
1757 

Moses,  b.  Mar.  16, 
1756;  bap.  Feb.  24, 
1757 

Abigail,  b  .Mar.  13, 
1756;  bap.  Feb.  24, 
1757 

Anna  Martha,  b.  Feb. 
9;   bap.  Mar.  20, 
1757 


Witnesses 
Ludovicus  Benner 

and  Magdalena 
Matthew  Konig  and 

wife 

Michael  Lutz  and 
wife,  Philip  Oden- 
walter  and  wife 

parents 


parents 

Ludwig  Benner  and 
wife 

Jacob  Guckert  and 
wife,  Jacob 
Scheimer,  Mar- 
garet Ridiger 

Philip  Grossge  and 
Anna  Margaret 

George  Bergstraser 
and  Veronica 

parents 


parents 


parents 


Michael  Huppack 
and  Anna  Martha 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


83 


Parents 
Simon  Heller^s  and 
Louisa 

George  Henrich  and 
Elizabeth 

Andreas  Knodler 
and  Anna 

Philip  Lehr  and 
Anna  Christine 

Philip  Fluck  and 

Barbara 
Anthony  Lerch  and 

Margaret 
Conrad  Jacoby  and 

Anna  Maria 

Adam  Rieser  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

John  Frey  and  Doro- 
thea 

Peter  HeSt  and 

Elizabeth 
Joseph  Sebitz  and 

Clara  Catharine 

George  Labach  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Conrad  Haas  and 
Maria 


Children 
John  Michael,  b. 

Jan.  2;  bap.  Apr. 

11,  1757 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Apr. 

11,  1757;  bap.  Apr. 

17 

Maria  Philippina,  b. 

Nov.  21,  1756;  bap. 

Apr.  17,  1757 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

May  4;  bap.  June 

1,  1757 
Christian,  b.  Feb.  8, 

1757 

Nicholas,  b.  Mar.  30, 
1757;  bap.  April  11 
John  Philip,  b.  Dec. 

2,  1755;  bap.  June 
20,  1756 

John  Paul,  b.  Dec. 

27,  1756;  bap.  Feb. 

22.  1757 
John  Philip,  b.  Mar. 

20,  1757;  bap.  Apr. 

10 

Peter,  b.  May  2, 

1757;  bap.  May  18 
Sibylla  Christina,  b. 

Aug.  9;   bap.  Oct. 

27,  1756 
Susanna,  b.  Nov.  27, 

1756;  bap.  Dec.  13. 
Susanna  Maria,  b. 

May  25,  1756;  bap. 

Jan.  31,  1757 


Witnesses 
Michael  Heller  and 
wife 

Adam  Thomas,  Anna 
Maria  Burger 

Philip  Seger  and 
"Wife 

Daniel  Dallwig, 

Maria  Magdalena 

Schumann 
Christian  Kern  and 

Anna  Maria 
Nicholas  Michel, 

Marie  Melcher 
Philip  Sponheimer, 

Anna  Magdalena 

Riegel 
Paul  Rieser  and  wife 


Philip  Schreyer  and 
Barbara  Popp 

Peter  Diehl,  Magda- 
lena Gruber 

Michael  Deter  and 
Sibylla  Christina 

Christian  Labach 

and  Susanna 
William  Manderbach 

Susanna  Maria 

Braunewell 


15  Simon  Heller,  bom  June  18,  1721,  at  Petersheim  in  the  Palatinate  of 
the  Rhine.  Germany;  came  to  Pennsylvania  with  his  father  Christopher 
Heller  in  the  ship  "Winter  Galley",  qualifying  at  Philadelphia  ^ep.  5,  1738. 
He  married  in  1744  with  Louisa  Dietz  of  Milford  township,  Bucks  county. 
She  was  bom  in  1726  and  died  April  13,  1768.  Simon  Heller  removed  to 
Plainfield  township,  Northampton  county,  and  later  to  Hamilton  township, 
*here  he  died  May  20.  17s 3.  He  was  prominent  in  the  organization  of  the 
P.eformed  congregations  of  Plainfield  and  Plamilton  townships. 


84 


The  Pcnnsylvauia-Gcrman  Society. 


Parents 
Henry  Rutschy  and 
Anna 

Peter  Eychert  and 

Susanna 
Frederick  Frutschy 

and  Anna  Margaret 

Rudolph  Oberle^^ 

and  Margaret 
George  Kiilin  and 

Maria  Barbara 

Henry  Bucher  and 
Hannah 

Henry  Bucher  and 
Hannah 

Jacob  Fassbenner 
and  Sibylla 

Jost  Vollmer  and  , 

Maria  Magdalena 
Valentine  Haus- 

wirt  and  Anna 

Maria 
Abraham  Lefeber 

and  Elizabeth 
Balthasar  Hess  and 

Catharine 
Valentine  Renner 

and  Catharine 

George  Schellham- 
mer  and  Elizabeth 

Matthew  Kern  and 
Christina 


Children 
Sarah,  b.   Dec.  27, 
1756;  bap,  Feb.  1, 
1757 

Susanna,  b.  Jan.  28; 

bap.  Feb.  2,  1757 
Sibylla  Margaret,  b. 

Feb.  25;  bap.  Mar. 

6,  1757 
Rudolph,  b.  Jan.  17; 

bap.  Feb.  6,  1757 
Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Mar.  13;  bap.  May 

14,  1757 
John,  b.  June  30, 

1754;  bap.  May  22, 

1757 

Anna  Barbara,  b. 

Dec.  22,  1755;  bap. 

May  22,  1757 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Apr. 

6;  bap.  June  5, 

1757 

Jacob,  b.  Apr.  28; 

bap.  June  5,  1757 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Apr, 

11,  1757;  bap.  June 

5 

Balthasar,  b.  May  8; 

bap.  June  12,  1757 
Susanna,  b.  May  28; 

bap.  June  12,  1757 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Mar.  30;  bap.  June 

18,  1757 
Anna  Catharine,  b. 

May  26;  bap.  July 

5,  1757 
Rosina,  b.  June  18; 

bap.  June  26,  1757 


Witnesses 
Vernonica  Schuck 


Lorentz  Bierson  and 

Elizabeth 
Matthew  Gorth  and 

Sibylla 

Lorentz  Bierson  and 
wife 

Catharine  Leydy 


John  Friedt  and 
Henrica 

Peter  Dautfuss  and 
Sibylla 

Anna  Maria  Born 


Ernest  Klincker  and 

Catharine 
John  Wolfinger  and 

wife 

Melchior  Hey  and 

Susanna 
Susanna  Hey 

Rudolph  Drach  and 
wife 

Henry  Roeder,  Cath- 
arine Wahr 

Adam  Hay,  Rosina 
Seib 


16  Rudolph  Oberle  was  born  in  Alsace.  June  8,  1712,  died  Feb.  17.  1780. 
Buried  in  the  old  graveyard  at  Lower  Saucon  Church. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


85 


Parents 

Gerhard  Mohr  and 

Phoebe 
Conrad  Wagner  and 

Eva  Margaret 

Simon  Peter  Geres 
and  Maria 

Valentine  Kraemer 
and  Anna  Maria 

Peter  Lerch  and 
Anna  Eva 

Nicholas  Best  and 
Elizabeth  Cath- 
erine 

Frederick  Dick  and 
Elizabeth 

Philip  Henry  Scholl 
and  Margaret 

Adam  Johe  and 

Christine 
John  Hahn,  Maria 

Magdalena  Benner 

Peter  Stadel  and 
Anna  Catharine 

Jacob  Neyhard  and 
Anna  Eva 

Henry  Frantz  and 
Maria  Susanna 


Children 

Elizabeth,  b.  July  3; 

bap.  July  10.  1757 
Christopher,  b.  June 

20;   bap.  July  10, 

1757 

Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

July  2;  bap.  July 

17,  1757 
Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

Mar.  14;  bap.  July 

17,  1757 
Anna  Maria,  b.  July 

2;  bap.  July  24, 

1757 

Juliana  Elizabeth,  b. 

July  13;  bap.  July 

24,  1757 
Sibylla  Catharine,  b. 

June  26,  1757;  bap. 

July  24 
Maria  Barbara,  b. 

June  26;  bap.  Aug. 

7,  1757 
Susanna,  b.  June  21, 

1757;  bap.  Aug.  9 
George  Henry,  b. 

July  16;  bap.  Aug. 

13,  1757 

Maria  Christina,  b. 
Apr.  18;  bap.  Aug. 

14,  1757 

Jacob  Caspar,  b.  June 
7;  bap.  Aug.  20, 
1757 

John  Jacob,  b.  Aug. 
3;   bap.  Aug.  20, 
1757 


Witnesses 

Michael  Mohr  and 
wife 

Christopher  Gange- 
wer  and  wife 

Peter  Geres,  Eliza- 
beth Schaeffer 

Herman  Stump  and 
Elizabeth 

Cratias  [!]  Lerch^^ 
and  wife 

Nicholas  Mensch  and 
Sarah  Elizabeth 

Philip  Dick  and  wife 
Barbara  Scholl 


Melchior  Hay  and 

Susanna 
George  Henry  Lohra 

and  Catharine 

Nicholas  Hess  and 
wife 

Jacob  Duncky  and 
wife,  Frederick 
Volck  and  wife 

Jacob  Jeradin,  Cath- 
arine Jeradin 


17  Cratias  is  intended  for  Pancratius,  a  Greek  name,  meanin 
powerful."    For  the  full  name  see  baptism  under  date  March  18, 


86 


The  Fennsyh-aiiia-German  Society. 


Parents 

Ludwig  Eygener  and 
Christina 

Michael  Wilhelm 
and  Margaret 

Jacob  Weiss  and 
Margaret 

Jacob  Lang  and 
Catharine 

Philip  Henry  Scholl 
and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 

Daniel  Grilly  and 
Maria 

Daniel  Grilly  and 
Maria 

Jacob  Meyner  and 
Catharine 

Bartholomaeus  Hoff- 
man and  Anna 
Maria 

John  Engel  Roeder 
and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 

Anthony  Ashauer 
and  Sarah 

John  Schneider  and 
Elizabeth 

Emmanuel  Berge 
and  Maria  Chris- 
tina 


Children 

Henry  Jacob,  b.  July 
29;  bap.  Aug.  21, 
1757 

Maria  Veronica,  b. 
Apr,  29;  bap.  Aug, 

21,  1757 

Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

June  12,  1757;  bap. 

Aug.  21 
Eva  Margaret,  b. 

Aug.  4;  bap.  Aug. 

28,  1757 
Maria  Barbara,  b. 

June  26;  bap.  Aug. 

7,  1757 
John  Nicholas,  b. 

Feb.  27,  1755;  bap. 

Sept.  18,  1757 
Elizabeth,  b.  May 

27;  bap.  Sept.  IS, 

1757 

John  Jacob,  b.  Nov. 

22,  1756;  bap. 
Sep.  IS,  1757 

John,  b.  Aug.  9;  bap. 
Sep.  18,  1757 

Catharine  Elizabeth, 

b.  Aug.  14;  bap. 

Sep.  18,  1757 
Elizabeth  Christina, 

b.  July  26;  bap. 

Sep.  IS,  1757 
Anna  Christina,  b. 

June  30;  bap.  Sep. 

IS,  1757 
Catharine,   b,  Aug, 

10;  bap.  Sep.  25, 

1757 


Wiuicsses 

Jacob  Scheumer, 
Barbara  Raub 

Jacob  Meixel,  Vero- 
nica Zimmerman 

Adam  Gucker  and 
wife 

Eva  Margaret  Ham- 
man 

Barbara  Scholl 


Frederick  Scholl 


Adam  Gucker  and 
wife 

George  Reimel  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Horn  and  Ger- 
trude 

Henry  Jung  and 
Elizabeth 

Adam  Johe  and 
Christina 

Adam  Johe  and  wife 


Lawrence  Mayer  and 
Catharine 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


87 


Parents 

Matthias  Bruch  and 
Anna  Barbara 

Wendel  Eberhard 
and  Susanna 

Wendel  Eberhard 

and  Susanna 
Wendel  Eberhard 

and  Susanna 

Wendel  Eberhard 
and  Susanna 

John  Jaeger  and 

Elizabeth 
Valentine  Scherer 

and  Barbara 

John  Drum  and 
Maria 


Michael  Eberreuther 
and  Margaret 

Conrad  Bachman  and 
and  Catharine 
Magdalena 

Michael  Lantz  and 
Susanna 

Matthew  Wildanger 

and  Judith 
Christian  Kern  and 

Anna  Maria 

Christopher  Willet 
and  Christina 


Children 

Susanna  Catharine, 

b.  Sep.  4;  bap.  Oct. 

2,  1757 
John  Wendel,  b.  Dec. 

22,  1749;  bap.  Oct. 

8,  1757 
John,  b.  Nov.  2, 1752; 

bap.  Oct.  8,  1757 
Abraham,  b.  Oct.  3, 

1754;  bap.  Oct.  8, 

1757 

Elizabeth  Catharine, 

b.  Aug.  26;  bap. 

Oct.  8,  1757 
John,  b.  Aug.  31; 

bap.  Oct.  16,  1757 
John  Adam,  b.  Oct. 

10,  1757;  bap.  Oct. 

16 

Maria  Catharine  Bar- 
bara, b.  Sep.  16, 
1752;  bap.  Oct.  16, 
1757 

Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Oct.  7,  1757;  bap. 

Oct.  23 
John  Conrad,  b.  Oct. 

5;  bap.  Oct.  24, 

1757 

John  George,  b. 

Sep.  21;  bap.  Nov. 

1,  1757 
John,  b.  Sep.  29;  bap. 

Nov.  6,  1757 
John  Jacob,  b.  Sep. 

16;   bap.  Nov.  6, 

1757 

Anna  Barbara,  b. 
Aug.  13;  bap.  Nov. 
6,  1757 


Witnesses 
Jacob  Best  and  wife 


Carl  Zion 


John  Strohschneider 
Abraham  Graff 


Catharine  Hecker 


John  Moor  and  Eva 

Elizabeth 
Adam  Rieser  and 

wife 

John  Bossan,  Bar- 
bara Drum 

George  Emlg  and 
wife 

Conrad  Leisering 
and  Sibylla 

parents 


John  Beischer, 

Sophia  Jost 
Jacob  Ruhl,  Apol- 

lonia  Falck 

Philip  Fluck  and 
Barbara 


88 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 

Henry  Steiner  and 
Dorothea 

Felix  Velte  and 
Anna 

Joiin  Jacob  Radelein 
and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 

Peter  Best  and  Anna 


Georg  Vass  and  Mar- 
garet 

John  Niemand  and 
Christina  Eliza- 
beth 

Matthew  Koenig  and 
Christina 

Henry  Schaeffer  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Haas  and  Cath- 
arine 

William  Vollbrecht 
and  Christina 

John  Wollenschlag- 
er  and  Maria  Eliz- 
abeth 

Samuel  Brodt  and 
Salome 

Anthony  Schmidt 
and  Catharine 


Children 

Maria  Barbara,  b. 

Dec.  25,  1756;  bap. 

Nov.  10,  1757 
Anna  Magdalena,  b. 

Feb.  12,  1756;  bap. 

Nov.  10,  1757 
Cunigunda,  b.  Oct. 

31;   bap.  Nov.  10, 

1757 

Jeremiah,  b.  Oct.  24; 
bap.  Nov.  13,  1757 


Anna  Barbara,  b. 

Sep.  3;  bap.  Nov. 

14,  1757 
John  Jacob,  b.  Oct. 

19;   bap.  Nov.  20, 

1757 

John  Jonathan,  b. 
Oct.  31;  bap.  Nov. 

27,  1757 

John  Jacob,  b,  May 
28;  bap.  Nov.  27, 
1757 

Elizabeth  Catharine, 
b.  July  16;  bap. 
Nov.  27,  1757 

John  William,  b. 
Nov.  20;  bap.  Nov. 

28,  1757 

Philip  Daniel,  b.  Oct. 
23:   bap.   Dec.  5, 
1757 

Anna  Christina,  b. 

Nov.  10;  bap.  Dec. 

10,  1757 
John  Jacob,  b.  Oct. 

28;  bap.  Dec.  26, 

1757 


Witnesses 
Barbara  Huth 


Conrad  Leopold  and 
Cunigunda 

Conrad  Leopold  and 
Cunigunda 

Jeremiah  Drexler, 
Elizabeth  Knauss, 
Leonard  Knecht, 
Catharine  Gotthard 

Christian  Bender, 
Anna  Barbara 
Knecht 

Jacob  Ahlem  [?] 
and  wife 

John  Hertzel,  Cath- 
arine Schlauch 

Jacob  Frolig,  Anna 
Margaret  Leibkeipi 

Elizabeth  Catharine 
Rexer 

John  William  Kehl, 
and  Maria  Magda- 
lena 

Philip  Geres  and 
wife 

Jacob  Sterner  and 
wife 

John  Jacob  Hoff- 
man 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


89 


Parents 

John  Mann  and 
Anna  Catharine 

Jost  Rees  and  Anna 
Margaret 

Philip  Jacob  Ober- 
beck  and  Maria 
Sarah 


Children 

John,  b.  Dec.  19; 

bap.  Dec.  26, 1757 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Dec.  12;  bap.  Dec. 

26,  1757 
John  George,  b.  Dec. 

15;  bap.  Dec.  27, 

1757 


Witnesses 
Peter  Mann  and  wife 

Michael  Eberreuter 
and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 

John  George  Ober- 
beck  and  wife 


Jacob  Leibleiter  and 
Margaret 

Lawrence  Mager  and 
Catharine 

Matthew  Stier  and 
Maria 

Jacob  Gross  and 
Magdalena 

Michael  Schorz  and 
Margaret 

Michael  Ott  and 
Catharine 

John  Arbegast  and 
Rebecca 

Jost  Dreisbach  and 
Elizabeth 

Henry  TJlrich  and 
Catharine 

Frederick  Eysen  and 
Maria 


1758 

Anna  Sibylla,  b.  Dec. 
16,  1757;  bap.  Jan. 
1,  1758 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 
Nov.  13,  1757;  bap. 
Jan.  1,  1758 
John  George,  b,  May 
16,  1757;  bap.  Jan. 
6,  1758 
John  George,  b.  Dec. 
30,  1757;  bap.  Jan. 
8,  1758 
Tobias,   b.   Dec.  8, 
1757;  bap.  Jan. 
22,  1758 
Anna  Dorothea,  b. 
Dec.  3,  1757;  bap. 
Feb.  1,  1758 
John  Jacob,  b.  Jan. 
25;  bap.  Feb.  2, 
1758 

John  Jost,  b.  Oct.  26, 
1757;  bap.  Feb.  8, 
1758 

Elizabeth,  b.  Nov.  29, 
1757;  bap.  Feb.  S, 
1758 

Frederick  William, 
b.  Nov.  15,  1757; 
bap.  Feb.  9,  1758 


Conrad  Jacoby  and 
Hanna,  Sibylla 
Loch 

Christian  Buss  and 
wife 

parents 

George  Hertzel  and 
wife 

Tobias  Scholl,  Eliza- 
beth Oberlin 

Christian  Steinbach 
and  Dorothea 

Jacob  Weisel  and 
Eliza  Bayer 

William  Deter  and 
wife 

John  Dreisbach, 
Elizabeth  Wald- 
man 

Frederick  Nagel  and 
Maria 


90 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 

William  Scbaeffer 

and  VeroDica 
Philip  Shaeffer  and 

Anna  Elizabeth 

Anthony  Mueller  and 
Barbara 

Henry  Hartman  and 
Elizabeth 

Michael  Heller  and 
Helena 

Daniel  Heller  and 
Elizabeth 

George  Aest  and 
Anna  Magdalena 

Ludwig  Heller  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Erasmus  Althaus 
and  Catharine 

Herman  Stumpff  and 
Philippina 

Balthasar  Lahr  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Richard  Lyh  and 
Anna 

William  Taylor  and 
Maria 

Amd  Althaus  and 
Maria 


Children 

Elizabeth,  b.  Jan.  1; 

bap.  Feb.  12,  1758 
Maria  Christina,  b. 

Dec.  12,  1757;  bap. 

Feb.  13,  1758 
John  George,  b.  Jan. 

2,  1758;  bap.  Feb. 

15,  1758 

John  Michael,  b.  Dec. 
23,  1757;  bap.  Feb. 

16,  1758 

John  Michael,  b.  Nov. 

1757;  bap.  Feb.  19, 

19,  1758 
Jeremiah,  b.  Dec.  15, 

7,  1757;  bap.  Feb. 

1758 

Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Nov.  14,  1757;  bap. 

Feb.  19,  1758 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Feb. 

13;   bap.  Feb.  19, 

1758 

John  David,  b.  Jan, 
11;  bap.  Feb.  22, 
1758 

Anna  Barbara,  b. 

Jan,  6;  bap.  Feb. 

26,1758 
Margaret,  b.  Dec.  31, 

1757;  bap.  Mar.  5, 

1758 

Richard,  b.  Apr.  4, 
1753;  bap.  Mar.  5, 
1758 

Isaac,  b.  Mar.  4, 
1754;  bap.  Mar.  6, 
1758 

John  Jacob,  b.  Dec. 
29,  1757;  bap.  Mar. 
12,  1758 


Witresses 

Anna  Clara  Schaef- 
fer 

Philip  Geres,  Maria 
Elizabeth  Emig 

John  Hauskipper, 
Martha  Hauskip- 
per 

Michael  Koppelberg- 
er  and  wife 

Valentine  Warg, 
Catharine  Koch 

George  Christopher 
Heller  and  wife 

Daniel  Heller  and 
wife 

George  Gangewehr, 
Anna  Maria  Mel- 
cher 

David  Gerich,  Cath- 
arine Bauer 

John  George  Schaef- 
fer  and  Barbara 

Balthasar  Lahr  and 
wife 

Adam  Kockert  and 
Elizabeth 

Christian  Schmitt 
and  wife 

Jacob  Rauh 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


91 


Parents 

John  Schweitzer  and 

Catharine 
John  Boos  and  Clara 


Michael  Butz  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Raber  and 
Anna  Elizabeth 

Christian  LafEer  and 
Susanna 

Peter  Behr  and  Cath- 
arine Elizabeth 

George  Terry  and 
Rachel 

Philip  Michael  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Simon  Davis  and 
and  Maria  Sarah 

Peter  Seyler  and 

Margaret 
Philip  Odenwalder 

and  Anna  Maria 

Valentine  Clether 

and  Catharine 
John  Van  Etten  and 
^  Margaret 

Ulrich  Schleppy  and 
Eva 

Diderich  Hertzel  and 

Catharine 
From  Krnck- 

schreck's  mill 


Children 

Leonard,  b.  Feb.  11; 

bap.  Mar.  19,  1758 
John  Jacob,  b.  Feb. 

20;   bap.  Mar.  26, 

1758 

Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Feb.  19;  bap.  Mar. 

27,  1758 
Catharine,  b.  Feb. 

28;  bap.  Mar.  27, 

1758 

John  Adam,  b.  Feb. 
10;  bap.  Mar.  29, 
1758 

John  Jacob,  b.  Dec. 
17,  1757;  bap.  Apr. 

2,  1758 
Magdalena,  b.  June 

1,  1746;  bap.  Apr. 

3,  1758 
Elizabeth,  b.  Feb.  18 : 

bap.  Apr.  9,  1758 
Elizabeth,  b.  Dec.  29, 
1757;  bap.  Apr.  9, 
1758 

Veronica,  b.  Feb.  21; 

bap.  Apr.  9,  1758 
George  Ludwlg,  b. 

Mar.  25;  bap.  Apr. 

9,  1758 
Christina,  b.  Mar.  9; 

bap.  Apr.  15,  1758 
John,  b.  Feb.  11;  bap. 

Apr.  15,  1758 
Peter,  b.  Feb.  19; 

bap.  Apr.  15,  1758 
George,  b.  Apr.  1; 

bap.  Apr.  16,  1758 
A  negro  child — 

Christina,  b.  Aug. 

8,  1757;  bap.  Apr. 

16,  1758 


Witnesses 

Leonard  Vogel, 

Maria  Rexer 
Jacob  Bernhard  and 

wife 

Maria  Elizabeth 
Oberbeck 

Isaac  Weyerbach, 
Catharine  Ditt- 
hard 

Adam  Dreisbach  and 
wife 

Jacob  Behr,  Juliana 
Hoffmann 

Adam  Kockert  and 
wife 

Michael  Menninger 

and  wife 
Philip  Drum  and 

Elizabeth  Barthol- 

mae 

Jacob  Meixel  and 

Veronica 
George  Maisch  and 

wife 

Melchior  Stecher  and 

wife 
John  Lefeber 

Peter  Kocher  and 
wife 

George  Hickman 
and  wife 

Matthew  Koenig  and 
Christina 


92 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 
Arnd  Bald  and 
Christine 

Christopher  Acker- 
man  and  Magda- 
lena 

Philip  Marckert  and 
Catharine  Maria 

Blasius  Beyer  and 
Elizabeth 

Nicholas  Frey  and 

Elizabeth 
Peter  Benner  and 

Catharine 

Conrad  Guth  and 
Eva 

Michael  Weisel  and 

Magdalena 
Michael  Drittenbach 

and  Anna 

Valentine  Mag  and 
Anna  Maria 

John  Lahr  and  Mag- 
dalena 

Michael  McCarmel 
and  Catharine 

William  Mory  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Joseph    and 

Julia 


Children 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Mar.  13;  bap.  Apr. 

16,  1758 
John  Christopher,  b. 

Mar.  25;  bap.  Apr. 

19,  1758 
John  Peter,  b.  Apr. 

18;   bap.  Apr.  19, 

1758 

Hannah,  b.  Dec.  20, 
1756;  bap.  Apr.  22, 
1758 

John,  b.  Feb.  28;  bap. 

Apr.  23,  1758 
John  Jacob,  b.  Feb. 

23;   bap.  Apr.  23, 

1758 

Catharine  Margaret, 

b.  Apr.  5;  bap. 

Apr.  23,  1758 
Veronica,  b.  Mar.  15  ; 

bap.  Apr.  23,  1758 
Andrew,  b.  Dec.  9, 

1757;  bap.  Apr.  27, 

1758 

Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Feb.  15;  bap.  Apr. 

30,  1758 
Philip  Peter,  b.  Mar. 

4;  bap.  Apr.  30, 

1758 

Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Apr.  — ,  1757;  bap. 

Apr.  30,  1758 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Jan.  24;  bap.  Apr. 

30,  1758 
Jacob  Andrew,  b.  Oct. 

1,  1756;  bap.  Apr. 

30,  1758 


Witner^ses 
George  Wm.  Becker 
and  Marg.  Abeler 

Christopher  Schropp 
and  Henrica 

Jacob  Klein,  Magda- 
lena Lantz 

Jacob  Weisel  and 
wife 

John  Niemand  and 
wife 

William  Cressman 
and  Catharine 

John  Beischer,  Mar- 
garet Acker 

William  Chaffer  [?] 

and  wife 
Daniel  Dalwig 


Jacob  Weiss  and 
wife 

Peter  Lahr  and  wife 


Paul  Frantz  and 
wife 

Maria  Eliz.  Bnch- 
ecker 

Jacob  Koenig  and 
wife 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


93 


Parents 
George  Stieverel  and 
Elizabeth 

Frederick  Conrad 
and  Sophia 

Valentine  Rohr  and 

Barbara 
Matthew  Schoener 

and  Joumis^ ^ 


Henry  Knecht  and 
M.  Catharine 

Henry  Happel  and 
and  Catharine 

Christian  Schmitt 
and  Maria 

George  Beck  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Richard  and 

Johanna 
John  Weber  and 

Sarah 

Christopher  Wagner 
and  Anna  Maria 

Henry  Hegeman  and 
Catharine 

Bernhard  Gilbert 
and  Catharine 

Jost  Bibighaus  and 
and  Elizabeth 


Children 
John  George,  b.  Apr. 

15,  1757;  bap.  May 

1,  1758 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Dec. 

29,  1757;  bap.  May 

7,  1758 
John,  b.  Jan.  13;  bap. 

May  20,  1758 
Helena  Catharine,  b. 

May  5;  bap.  May 

28,  1758 

Magdalena  Margaret, 

b.   May   16;  bap. 

May  27,  1758 
Maria  Margaret,  b. 

May  5;  bap.  May 

28,  1858 
Maria  Aphrosina,  b. 

Mar.  21;  bap.  May 

28,  1758 
John  Henry,  b.  Mar. 

31;   bap.  May  28, 

1758 

Jacob,  b.  Apr.  26 ; 

bap.  May  28,  1758 
John  Peter,  b.  May 

1;  bap.  June  12, 

1758 

Christopher,  b.  Apr. 
8;  bap.  June  25, 
1758 

John,  b.  Dec.  20, 
1756;  bap.  July  2, 
1758 

John,  b.  May  27;  bap. 

July  2,  1758 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Apr.    5;  bap.  July 

2.  1758 


Witnesses 
John  Schweitzer 

John  Vogt  and  wife 

John  Mann  and  wife 

Michael  Heller  and 
wife 


Philip  Meixel,  Mag- 
dalena Knecht 

Maria  Dietz 


William  Lowall,  Aph- 
rosina Paulicher 

Henry  Roder  and 
wife 

Ulrich  Schleppi  and 
wife 

Peter  Seib  and  Anna 
Maria 


parents 


parents 


John  Beischer,  Maria 

Bender 
Maria  Magdalena 

Mayer 


18  For  Joumi.s  the  Biblical  name  Eunice  was  probably  intended. 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 
Martin  Gniber  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Frederick  Siegel  and 
Anna  Mary 

Jacob  Koenig  and 
Catharine 

George  Peter  Gauff 
and  Maria  Eliza- 
beth 

Adam  Butz  and 
Catharine 

Nicholas  Weickel 
and  Elizabeth 

Simon  Heller  and 

Louisa 
Conrad  Roessle  and 

Maria  Magdalena 
Anthony  Schneider 

and  Elizabeth 
Frederick  Salade  and 

Elizabeth 

William  Grooi[Groh] 
and  Catharine 

George  Haman  and 
Catharine 

George  Bechtel  and 

Catharine 
George  Weisel  and 

Maria 
Jacob  Weisel  and 

Margaret 


Children 
Maria  Catharine,  b. 
June  17;  bap.  July 

8,  1758 

John  Peter,  b.  Oct.  3, 
1757;  bap.  July  9, 
1758 

Anna  Maria,  b.  June 
25;  bap.  July  9, 
1758 

Anna  Margaret,  b. 
May  25;  bap.  July 

9,  1758 

John  Jacob,  b.  June 
25;  bap.  July  23, 
1758 

Maria  Catharine,  b. 

July  30;  bap.  July 

31,  1758 
Anthony,  b.  Feb.  1; 

bap.  Aug.  6,  1758 
John,   b.   July  27; 

bap.  Aug.  6,  1758 
John,  b.  May  27;  bap. 

Aug.  13,  1758 
Elizabeth,  b.  Apr. 

26;  bap.  Aug.  13, 

1758 

Eva  Maria,  b.  July 
17;  bap.  Aug.  13, 
1758 

Anna  Barbara,  b. 

June  26;  bap.  Aug. 

13,  1758 
John,  b.  May  4;  bap. 

Aug.  13,  1758 
John,  b.  Apr.  5;  bap. 

Aug.  20,  1758 
John,  b.  July  6;  bap. 

Aug.  20,  1758 


Witnesses 
Jacob  Gruber,  Maria 
Eva  Mueller 

Peter  Philip  Hahn 


John  Meixel,  Anna 
Maria  Illig 

Frederick  Frutschy 
and  wife 

John  Jacob  Ranch 


George  Nees  and 
wife 

Anthony  Lerch  and 
Anna  Margaret 

John  Weyerbach, 
Margaret  Abeler 

John  Riffert  and 
wife 

parents 


John  Popp,  Eva 
Maria  Steinbach 

Valentine  Rohr  and 
wife 

John  Hauskipper 

and  wife 
parents 

Blasius  Beyer  and 
wife 


Tohicko7i  Reformed  Records, 


95 


Parents 

MelcMor  Hertzel  and 
Anna  Maria 

P^ter  Ross  and 

Sarah 
Peter  Erhard  and 

Sophia 
Nicholas  Hederich 

and  Christina 

Philip  Schwarzland- 
er  and  Maria  Agnes 

William  Pannebeck- 
er  and  Maria  Jaco- 
bina 

Andreas  Kochlein 

and  Susanna 
John  Scharfenstein 

and  Barbara 

Ludwig  Dittman  and 
Anna  Maria 

Joseph  Zimmerman 
and  Elizabeth 

George  Adam  Ebert 
and  Christina 

Daniel  Scherer  and 
Anna  Sophia 

John  Schaeffer  and 

Anna 
Herman  Schuman 

and  Eva 

John  Schwartz  and 
Elizabeth 


Children 

Henry,  b.  Oct.  10, 

1757;  bap.  Aug. 

27,  1758 
Elizabeth,  b.  July  27, 

1758;  bap.  Aug.  27 
Dorothea,  b.  July  27, 

1758;  bap.  Aug.  27 
Elizabeth  Christine, 

b.  June  15,  1758; 

bap.  Aug.  27 
Cunigunda,  b.  June 

17,  1758;  bap.  Aug. 
27 

Anna  Margaret,  b. 
Aug.  21;  bap.  Aug. 
29 

Jacob,  b.  Mar.  10, 
bap.  Sept.  10,  1758 

Anna  Maria,  b.  Aug. 
5,  175S;  bap.  Sept. 

18,  1758. 

Anna  Christina,  b. 

Sept.  1,  1758;  bap. 

Sept.  18 
Elizabeth  Catharine, 

b.  Aug.  7,  1758; 

bap.  Sept.  18 
Anna  Maria,  b.  June 

19,  1758;  bap.  Sept. 
18 

John  Jacob,  b.  Sept. 
28,  1758;  bap.  Oct. 
8 

Elizabeth,  b.  Aug.  16, 
1758;  bap.  Oct.  15 

Anna  Emilia,  b.  Oct. 
5,  1758;  bap.  Oct. 
20 

George,  b.  July  29, 
1758;  bap.  Oct.  22 


Witnesses 
parents 

George  Desch  and 
wife 

Ulrich  Seller  and 
wife 

John  Niemand  and 
wife 

Conrad  Leopold  and 
wife 

Frederick  Kern  and 
wife 

The  father 

Peter  Seyler  and 
wife 

Joseph  Rosenberger 
and  wife 

Jacob  FoUenweyder, 
and  Elizabeth  Eb- 
erhard 

Jacob  Hahn  and  wife 

Jacob  Menninger  and 
Catharine  Barthol- 
may 

Jost  Edelman  and 

Christina 
Arnold  Schuman  and 

wife 

parents 


96 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 

Michael  Jost  and 
Catharine  Wilhel- 
mina 

Henry  Wolff  and 
Juliana 

Nicholas  Rippel  and 
Anna  Maria 

Conrad  Klein  and 
Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Hirtzel  and 

Barbara 
Jacob  Hirtzel  and 

Barbara 

Valentine  Marsch 
and  Margaret 

Paul  Flick  and 
Catharine 

Frederick  Schwenck 
and  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Ruhl  and  Apol- 
lonia 

Peter  Lahr  and  Mag- 
dalena 

George  Stump  and 

Agnes 
Michael  Class  and 

Catharine 

Paul  Frantz  and 
Anna  Maria 

Christopher  Muller 
and  Anna 


Children 

Anna  Sibylla,  b.  — 
— ;  bap.   

John  Henry,  b.  Apr. 

26,  1758;  bap.  Nov. 

12,  1758 
John  Michael,  b.  Oct. 

6;  bap.  Oct.  29, 

1758 

John  William,  b. 

Sept.  29;  bap.  Oct. 

29,  1758 
Elizabeth,  b.  Sept.  9; 

bapt.  Oct.  10,  1758 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Sept. 

9;  bap.  Oct.  10, 

1758 

John,  b.   Sept.  30; 
bap.  Nov.  14,  1758 

John  Caspar,  b.  June 
22,  1758;  bap.  Nov. 
14 

Jacob,  b.  Oct.  31; 

bap.  Nov.  13 
John  Christian,  b. 

Sept.  28 ;  bap.  Nov. 

12,  1758 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Oct. 

3,  1758;  bap.  Nov. 

27 

Philip,  b.  June  25; 

bap.  Dec.  3,  1758 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

June  19 ;  bap.  Sept. 

3,  1758 
John  George,  b.  July 

10;    bap.   Sept.  3, 

1758 

William,  b.  Aug.  21; 
bap.  Dec.  5,  1758 


Witnesses 


The  parents 


Michael  Heller  and 
wife 

William  Wirth  and 
wife 

Henry  Ritter  and 
wife 

Caspar  Ritter  and 
wife 

John  Dreisbach, 
Elizabeth  Wald- 
mann 

Caspar  Fabian,  Bar- 
bara Waldmann 

parents 

Christian  Kern  and 
wife 

John  Lahr  and  wife 


Philip  John  and  Mar- 
garet 

Michael  Koch  and 
wife 

George  Bender  and 
Magdalena 

William  Mory  and 
wife 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


97 


Parents 

Christian  Rincker 
and  Catharine 

Eg.  Hecker,  pastor 
and  Catherine 

George  Wildanger 

and  Barbara 
Nicholas  Schneider 

and  Elizabeth 
John  Schlegel  and 

Catharine 

Gottlieb  Dornblaser 
and  Anna 

George  Leydy  and 
Catharine 

Henry  Seibel  and 
Magdalena 

Frederick  Frutschy 
and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 

Caspar  Erb  and  Mag- 
dalena 

Daniel  Schlappich 
and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 

John  William  Yoll- 
brecht  and  Chris- 
tina 

John  Nicholas  Mich- 
el and  Dorothea 

Adam  Ttany  and 
Christina 


Children 

Lydia  Gertrude,  b. 

Oct.  18,  1749;  bap. 

Dec.  10,  1753 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Nov. 

19,  1758;  bap.  Bee. 

17 

John,  b.  Oct.  29 ;  bap. 

Dec.  17,  1758 
Susanna,  b.  Nov.  23; 

bap.  Dec.  13,  175S 
(1)  Philip,  (2)  John, 

b.  Dec.  10,  1758; 

bap.  Dec.  14 
John  Jost,  b.  Sept. 

7;   bap.  Dec.  25, 

1758 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Oct,  19,  1758;  bap. 

Dec.  25 
George  Henry,  b. 

Dec.  1,  1758;  bap. 

Jan.  1,  1759 
John,  b.  Jan.  4,  1759; 

bap.  Jan.  7 

William  Lawrence,  b. 

Dec.  24,  1758;  bap. 

Jan.  9,  1759 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Jan.  15;  bap.  Feb. 

4,  1759 
John  William,  b. 

Nov.  19,  1756;  bap. 

Nov.  29,  1756 
Elizabeth  Margaret, 

b.  Jan.  27;  bap. 

Feb.  18,  1759 
John  Christian,  b. 

Mar.  3,  1759;  bap. 

Mar.  6 


Witnesses 

Frederick  Scholl, 
Gertrude  Merckel 

Christian  Kern  and 
wife 

John  Beischer  and 
wife 

Christian  Lauffer 

and  wife 
Philip  Drum  and 

Hannah,  Frederick 

Nagel  and  Maria 
Jost  Erdman  and 

wife 

Michael  Mayer  and 
wife 

parents 

John  Lerch,  Eliza 
Freyman 

William  Lawall 

William  Becker  and 
wife 

William  Kehl  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

Henry  Hering  and 
wife 

Christian  Kern  and 
wife 


I 


98 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 

George  Labach  and 
Margaret 

Pancratius  Lerch 
and  Anna  Maria 

Philip  Flnck  and 
Barbara 

Ulricb  Stoller  and 
Elizabeth 

Thomas  Melvin  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Kueffer  and 
Elizabeth 

Diderich  Erhard  and 
Anna  Maria 

John  Frey  and  Doro- 
thea 

William  Bassinger 
and  Barbara 

Michael  Lantz  and 

Susanna 
Valentine  Hauswirth 

Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Schaub  and 

Veronica 
Peter  Schaffer  and 

Elizabeth 
Conrad  Jacoby  and 

Hannah 
Michael  Itterle  and 

Catharine 


Children 

John  Michael,  b.  Nov. 

22,  1758;  bap.  Mar. 

27,  1759 
Eva  Barbara,  b.  Jan. 

16,  1759;  bap.  Mar. 

18 

John  Caspar,  b.  Dec. 

24,  1758;  bap.  Mar. 

25,  1759 

Maria  ApoUonia,  b. 

Dec.  24,  1758;  bap. 

Mar.  25,  1759 
John,  b.  Oct.  15, 

1758;  bap.  Mar. 

25,  1759 
Catharine,  b.  Nov.  1, 

1758;   bap.  Apr.  8, 

1759 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Jan.  24;  bap.  Apr. 

8,  1759 
John  George,  b.  Jan. 

31,  1759;  bap.  Apr. 

8,  1759 
Maria  Catharine,  b. 

Feb.  13;  bap.  Apr. 

10,  1759 
John,  b.  Feb.  26; 

bap.  Apr.  10,  1759 
Jacob,  b.  Dec.  2. 

1758;  bap.  Apr.  16, 

1759 

Lawrence,  b.  Jan.  IS ; 

bap.  Apr.  18,  1759 
Margaret,  b.  Jan.  22; 

bap.  Mar.  11,  1759 
Peter,  b.  Jan.  1; 

bap.  Apr.  22.  1759 
Jacob,  b.  Dec.  3, 1758; 

bap.  May  6,  1759 


Witnesses 
Michael  Roeder 


Eva  Barbara  Neu- 
kommer 

Caspar  Fluck, 
Helena  Kern 

Jacob  Ruhl,  Apol- 
lonia  Ruhl 

parents 


Michael  Wurman, 
Catharine  Bayer 

Michael  Groman. 
Margaret  Mayer 

George  Bob,  Catha- 
rine Beischer 

Philip  Drum  and 
wife 

parents 

Jacob  Frolich.  Cath- 
rine  Leipkeib 

Lawrence  Bierson 

and  wife 
Marg.  Cappelberger 

Peter  Scheffer  and 
wife 

Jacob  Nunnemacher 
and  wife 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


99 


Parents 
John  Mill  and  Mag- 

dalena 
Peter  Resch  and 

Maria 

Peter  Resch  and 
Maria 

Peter  Resch  and 
Maria 

Simon  Heller  and 

Louisa 
Anthony  Lerch  and 

Margaret 
John  Haas  and 

Maria  Catharine 

Frederick  Nagel  and 
Maria 

Conrad  Bauer  and 
Margaret 

Peter  Eichert  and 
Susanna 

Henry  Ritschy  and 

Susan 
George  Ammelhauser 

and  Catharine 

Peter  Lehr  and 

Elizabeth 
Rudolph  Oberle  and 

Margaret 

John  Schwinck  and 
Christina 


Children 
Solomon,  b.  Apr.  10; 

bap.  May  6,  1759 
John  George,  b.  May 

18,  1755;  bap.  May 

6,  1759 
Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

May  25,  1753;  bap. 

May  6,  1759 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Nov.  3,  1758;  bap. 

May  6,  1759 
Catharine,  b.  Mar.  4, 

1759;  bap.  May  13 
Frederick,  b.  Apr.  17; 

bap.  May  13,  1759 
Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Feb.  8,  1759;  bap. 

May  13 
Frederick  William,  b. 

Apr.  22;  bap.  May 

16,  1759 
John  Philip,  b.  Feb. 

23;  bap.  May  20, 

1759 

John  George,  b.  Apr. 
23;  bap.  May  24, 
1759 

Jacob,  b.  Apr.  15; 

bap.  May  24,  1759 
John  Christian,  b. 

Dec.  12.  1758;  bap. 

May  24,  1759 
Joseph,  b.  May  3; 

bap.  May  24,  1759 
John  Jacob,  b.  Apr. 

6;  bap.  May  27, 

1759 

John  Michael,  b.  May 
8;  bap.  May  27, 
1759 


Witnesses 
Solomon  Gruber  and 
wife 

George  Desch  and 
wife 

Elizabeth  Desch 


Elizabeth  Desch 


Elizabeth  Dietz 

Frederick  Frutschy 

and  wife 
parents 

John  Schlegel 


Martin  Hersch  and 
wife 

George  Oberbeck 


Jacob  Shupp 
Caspar  Ammelhauser 


parents 

Jacob  Schaumer 
and  wife 

Michael  Schwinck 
and  wife 


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The  Pennsylvania-Gennan  Society. 


Parents 
Conrad  Mittman  and 

Barbara 
Caspar  Kramer  and 

Elizabeth 

Henry  Steiner  and 
Dorothea 

Henry  Strunck  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Henry  Strunck  and 
Maria  Catharine 

John  Engel  Strunck 
and  Gertrude 

John  Engel  Strunck 
and  Gertrude 

Philip  Henry  Scholl 
and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 

John  Lahr  and 
Maria 

George  Scheib  and 
Apollonia 

George  Frey  and 
Elizabeth 

Conrad  Stenger  and 

Catharine 
Zacharias  Heller 

and  Anna 

Christian  Kern  and 
Maria 


Children 
Elizabeth,  b.  Mar.  8; 

bap.  June  3,  1759 
Maria  Christina,  b. 

Sept.   29,  1758; 

bap.  June  3,  1759. 
Maria  Barbara,  b. 

May  15;  bap.  June 

3,  1759 
John,  b.  Apr.  9,  1754: 

bap.  June  12,  1759 
John  Henry,  b.  Oct. 

3,  1756;  bap.  June 

12,  1759 
John  "William,  b.  Apr. 

6,  1756;  bap.  June 

12,  1759 
John  Henry,  b.  May 

27;  bap.  June  12, 

1759 

John  Frederick,  b. 

Feb.  27;  bap.  June 

17,  1759 
Elizabeth,  b.  Apr. 

30;  bap.  June  17, 

1759 

Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

June  19;  bap.  July 

8,  1759 
John  Abraham,  b. 

June  22;  bap.  July 

8,  1759 
Conrad,  b.  Apr.  17; 

bap.  July  15,  1759 
Zacharias,  b.  June 

18;  bap.  July  15, 

1759 

John  Jacob,  b.  May 
28;  bap.  July  15, 
1759 


Witnesses 
John  Niemand  and 
wife 

Valentine  Kramer 
and  wife 

Barbara  Popp 

Jacob  Oberbeck 

Nicholas  Hess  and 
wife 

Philip  Jacob  Ober- 
beck 

John  Egidius  Heck- 
er,  Maria  Sarah 
Oberbeck 

Frederick  Scholl  and 
wife 

Elizabeth  Schaeffer 


Jacob  Diehl,  Agnes 
Wagner 

Abraham  Oedinger 
and  wife 

Martin  Hausman 
and  wife 

parents 

Jacob  Ruhl  and  wife 


Tohtckon  Reformed  Records. 


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Parents 

John  Peil  and  Anna 
Margaret 

Philip  Gross  and 
Margaret 

Peter  Heintz  and 
Margaret 

Henry  IJlrich  and 
Catharine 

Henry  Schaeffer  and 
Elizabeth 

Philip  Lang  and 

Catharine 
Philip  Schneider  and 

Elizabeth 

Peter  Bleymehl  and 
Magdalena 

Henry  Schneider  and 
Susan 

William  Winne  and 

Margaret 
John  Dege  and  Anna 


John  Fried  and  Hen- 
ri ca 

John  William  Deter 
and  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Stroh  and 
Maria  Catharine 

John  Fein  and  Eliza- 
beth 


Children 

Catharine  Elizabeth, 

b.  June   18;  bap. 

July  15,  1759 
Maria  Magdalena,  b, 

July  1;  bap.  July 

17,  1759 
Catharine,  b.  Apr. 

17;  bap.  July  22, 

1759 

Catharine,  b.  June 
12;  bap.  Aug.  3, 
1759 

John  Martin,  b.  Jan. 
29;  bap.  Aug.  5, 
1759 

Elizabeth,  b.  July  7; 

bap.  Aug.  8,  1759 
John  Conrad,  b.  July 

17;   bap.  Aug.  5, 

1759 

John  Michael,  b.  Dec. 

5,  1758;  bap.  Aug. 

6,  1759 

John  Henry,  b.  June 
10;  bap.  Aug.  6, 
1759 

Elizabeth,  b.  July  11; 

bap.  Aug.  6,  1759 
John  Jacob,  b.  May 

3;   bap.  Aug.  12, 

1759 

Anna  Catharine,  b. 

June  20;  bap.  Aug. 

12,  1759 
Juliana,  b.  May  20; 

bap.  Aug.  18,  1759 
Regina,  b.  July  7; 

bap.  Aug.  18,  1759 
Margaret,  b.  Dec.  23, 

1758;  bap.  Aug.  19, 

1759 


Witnesses 
Catharine  Elizabeth 
Oberbeck 

Jacob  Gross  and  wife 


parents 

John  Schlegel  and 
wife 

parents 

Ludwig  Lang  and 
wife 

Conrad  Rossle  and 
wife 

Michael  Dasch 


Henry  Brechbiihl, 
Marg.  Insula 

Elizabeth  Barthol- 
may 

Jacob  Derflinger, 
Barbara  Sponheim- 
er 

Catharine  Haman 


Adam  Marsch  and 
wife 

Jacob  Layenberger 

and  wife 
Gottfried  Melich 

and  wife 


102 


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Parents 

George  Ensule  and 
Anna 

Christoplier  Willet 

and  Christine 
Conrad  Wagner  and 

Eva 

Frederick  Schaeffer 
and  Elizabeth 

Frederick  Schaeffer 
and  Elizabeth 

Frederick  Schaeffer 
and  Elizabeth 

Frederick  Schaeffer 
and  Elizabeth 

Joseph  Graff  and 
Susan 

Joseph  Graff  and 
Susan 

Joseph  Graff  and 

Susan 
Felix  Velte  and 

Anna 
Conrad  Haas  and 

Anna  Maria 

Michael  Remberg 
and  Magdalena 

Abraham  Benet  and 
Maria 

Philip  Lehr,  and 
Christina 


Children 

Christopher,  b.  May 
27;  bap.  Aug.  19, 
1759 

Jacob,  b.  July  4;  bap. 

Aug.  26,  1759 
John  George,  b.  July 

18;   bap.   Sept.  2, 

1759 

Sarah,  b.  Mar.  4, 

1748;  bap.  Sept. 

2,  1759 
Rachel,  b.  Apr.  25, 

1751;  bap.  Sept.  2, 

1759 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Mar.  22,  1753;  bap. 

Sept.  2,  1759 
Anna,  b.  Apr.  27, 

1755;  bap.  Sept.  2, 

1759 

Anthony,  b.  Apr.  28, 
1752;  bap.  Sept.  2, 
1759 

John,  b.  July  29, 
1756;  bap.  Sept.  2, 
1759 

Barbara,  b.  Jan.  17; 

bap.  Sept.  2,  1759 
Barbara,  b.  Apr.  9; 

bap.  Sept.  5,  1759 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Feb. 

23;    bap.   Sept.  5, 

1759 

John,  b.  July  24; 

bap.  Sept.  6,  1759 
Maria,  b.  Oct.  12, 

1758;  bap.  Sept.  6, 

1759 

Eva,  b.  Aug.  30;  bap. 
Sept.  6.  1759 


Witnesses 

Christopher  Ensule 
Catharine  Klein 

Jacob  Nagel 

George  Scheib  and 
wife 

Ludwig  Heller  and 
wife 


Christopher  Mueller 
and  wife 


Nicholas  Frantz  and 
wife 

Paul  Frantz  and 
wife 

Jost  Erdman 

Conrad  Leopold 

and  wife 
William  Manderbach 

Maria  Freytag 

parents 
parents 


Herbert  Lehr,  Eva 
Lehr 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


103 


Parents 

Christian  Lauffer 

and  Susan 
David  Marscli  and 

Sophia 

George  Michael 
Beltz  and  Eliza- 
beth 


John  Waterson  and 
Catharine 

Nicholas  Schneider 

and  Elizabeth 
Leonard  Schmitt 

and  Barbara 

David  Schmitt  and 
Anna  Maria 

William  Albert  and 

Elizabeth 
Peter  Geiser  and 

Veronica 

John  Dreissbach  and 
Elizabeth 

Matthew  Koenig  and 

Christina 
Jacob  Gross  and 

Magdalena 
Com  ad  Mueller  and 

Barbara 
Hadrian  Schwartz 

and  Maria 


Children 

Henry,  b.  Aug.  14; 

bap.  Sept.  16,  1759 
David,  b.  Nov.  1, 
1758;  bap.  Sept. 
16,  1759 
Anna  Barbara,  b. 
Aug.  19 ;  bap.  Sept. 
16.  1759 
Christian  Oblinger, 
b.  Dec.  12,  1736; 
bap.  Sept.  16,  1759 
Elizabeth  Schneider, 
b.  July  8,  1738; 
bap.  Sept.  16,  1759 
Simon,  b.  Apr.  12, 
1747;  bap.  Sept. 
16,  1759 
Nicholas,  b.  June  24; 

bap.  Sept.  16,  1759 
William,  b.  Sept.  22, 
1756;  bap.  Sept.  22, 
1759 

Ambrosius,  b.  July 
28;  bap.  Sept.  22, 
1759 

Barbara,  b.  July  25; 

bap.  Sept.  22,  1759 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Aug.  31;  bap.  Sept. 

23,  1759 
John  Adam,  b.  Sept. 

29;  bap.  Oct.  7, 

1759 

Susanna,  b.  Sept.  12; 

bap.  Oct.  14,  1759 
John,  b.  Aug.  1 ;  bap. 

Oct.  14,  1759 
Regina,  b.  Aug.  29; 

bap.  Sept.  31,  1759 
Jacobus,  b.  July  11; 

bap.  Oct.  21,  1759 


Witnesses 

Henry  Beck  and 
wife 

Peter  Altman,  Marg. 
Schwartz 

Abraham  Frantz, 
Barbara  Strahl 


Nicholas  Kern  and 
wife 

William  Geyser  and 
wife 

Ambrosius  Remely 
and  wife 

parents 

Adam  Adamy  and 
wife 

Adam  Dreissbach 
and  wife 

Jacob  Ereucker  and 

wife 
John  Hirtzel 

John  Appel  and  wife 
parents 


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The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 

Peter  Drach  and 
Catharine 

Michael  Leibgeb 
and  Maria  Magd. 

Jost  Vollmer  and 
Magdalena 

Wendel  Eberhard 
and  Margaret 

Nicholas  Doll  and 
Margaret 

John  Beischer  and 
Magdalena 

Peter  Schmitt  and 
Catharine 

Arnd  Bald  and 
Christina 

Adam  Gumbert  and 
Elizabeth 

Frederick  Schaeffer 

Elizabeth 
William  Schaeffer 

and  Veronica 
Henry  Drach  and 

Anna  Maria 

Ernest  Klinckhard 
and  Catharine 

Hartman  Dettemer 
and  Catharine 

Martin  Kolb  and 
Maria 


Children 

Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Aug.  31;  bap.  Oct. 

21,  1759 
Catharine,  b.  Oct.  8; 

bap.  Oct.  21,  1759 
Catharine  Christina, 

b.  Sept.  7;  bap. 

Oct.  21,  1759 
Christina,  b.  July  14; 

bap.  Oct.  24,  1759 
Susanna  Margaret,  b. 

Sept.  24;  bap.  Oct. 

26,  1759 
Anna  Barbara,  b. 

Sept.  28;  bap.  Nov. 

4,  1759 
John  Nicholas,  b. 

Aug.  27;  bap.  Nov. 

11,  1759 
Catharine  Elizabeth, 

b.  Nov.  11;  bap. 

Nov.  26,  1759 
George  William,  b. 

Nov.  11;  bap.  Nov. 

26,  1759 
Jesse,  b.  Oct.  19; 

bap.  Nov.  26,  1759 
John,  b.  Oct.  15;  bap. 

Nov.  18,  1759 
John  Rudolph,  b. 

Oct.  16;  bap.  Nov. 

18.  1759 
Catharine,  b.  Sept. 

25;  bap.  Nov.  18, 

1759 

Catharine  Magda- 
lena,  b.   Apr.  18; 
bap.  Nov.  18,  1759 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 
Mar.  1,  1758;  bap. 
Nov.  18.  1759 


Witnesses 

Ludwig  Schaub  and 
wife 

Solomon  Leibgeb  and 
wife 

Christina  Bibighaus 


Adam  Graff  and 
wife 

Peter  Doll  and  wife 


Adam  Beischer  and 
wife 

Nicholas  Helm  and 
wife 

Christian  Schmitt 
and  wife 

George  William 
Becker 

parents 

John  Boos  and  wife 

Rudolph  Drach  and 
wife 

Catharine  Hecker 


Adam  Schmitt, 
Sophia  Catharine 
Jost 

Michael  Widderrecht 
and  wife 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


105 


Parents 

Philip  Bierson  and 

Elizabeth 
John  Vogele  and 

Catharine 
Henry  Bachman 

and  Elizabeth 
Henry  Bachman  and 

Elizabeth 
John  Boos  and  Anna 

Clara 

Philip  Sponheimer 
and  Magdalena 

John  Schaub  and 

Susanna 
Adam  Adamy  and 

Anna  Maria 
Nicholas  Neelig  and 

Margaret 

Peter  Eyseman  and 
Maria  Catharine 

William  Mory  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Blasius  Beyer  and 
Catharine  Eliza- 
beth 

Balthasar  Stiehl  and 
Christina 

Jacob  Fassbenner 
and  Sibylla 

John  Wolfinger  and 
Anna  Maria 


Children 

Henry,  b.   Oct.  29; 

bap.  Dec.  2,  1759 
John,  b.  Dec.  3;  bap. 

Dec.  7,  1759 
John,  b.  Oct.  12;  bap. 

Dec.  10,  1759 
Henry,  b.  Oct.  12; 

bap,  Dec.  10,  1759 
John  Henry,  b.  Oct. 

30;  bap.  Dec.  16, 

1759 

Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Oct.  26;  bap.  Dec. 

16,  1759 
John,  b.  Oct.  15;  bap. 

Dec.  16,  1759 
John.  b.  Nov.  3;  bap. 

Dec.  17,  1759 
John  Paul,  b.  Dec. 

21;  bap.  Dec.  23, 

1759 

Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

Oct.  1;  bap.  Dec. 

23,  1759 
Margaret,  b.  Aug.  29, 

1759;  bap.  Jan.  1, 

1760 

Benjamin,  b.  June  6, 
1759;  bap.  Jan.  6. 
1760 

Elizabeth,  b.  Dec.  27, 
1759;  bap.  Jan.  27, 
1760 

Jacob,  b.  Aug.  20, 
1759;  bap.  Feb.  14, 
1760 

Solomon,  b.  Dec.  17, 
1759;  bap.  Feb.  24, 
1760 


Witnesses 

Henry  Gut,  Margaret 

Oberbeck 
John  Deter  and  wife 

George  Dietz  and 
wife 

Henry  Buchecker 

Henry  Eckel  and 
wife 

Peter  Georg  and 
wife 

John  Haman,  Cath. 
Dithard 

Paul  Reymond,  Ger- 
trude Wolfinger 

Gerlach  Paul  Flick 
and  Catharine 

George  Acker  and 
wife 

Valentine  Buchecker 
and  wife 

parents 


Henry  Jacoby 

Jacob  Simketh  and 
wife 

Solomon  Leibgeb 
and  wife 


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Parents 

Michael  Diemer  and 
Elizabeth 

Ulrich  Breucker  and 

Apollonia 
John  RifEert  and 

Elizabeth 

John  Berthold  and 
Barbara 

Philip  Mann  and 
Magdalena 

Ludwig  Shaub  and 

Margaret 
John  Lahr  and 

Elizabeth 

Nicholas  Fry  and 
Elizabeth 

Matthew  Wildanger 

and  Judith 
John  Klinckhart 

and  Maria 

John  Van  Seitz  and 
Sarah 

John  Van  Seitz  and 
Sarah 

John  Van  Seitz  and 
Sarah 

John  O'Neil  and 

Johanna 
Jacob  Rudelein  and 

Margaret 


Children 

Elizabeth,  b.  Jan.  26; 
bap.  Feb.  24,  1760 

Andrew,  b.  Feb.  23; 

bap.  Mar.  16,  1760 
John  Jacob,  b.  Jan. 

18;  bap.  Mar.  23, 

1760 

Anna  Maria,  b.  Dec. 

27,  1759;  bap.  Apr. 

2,  1760 
Anna  Sabina,  b.  Mar. 

27;  bap.  Apr.  6, 

1760 

Henry,  b.  Feb.  15; 

bap.  Apr.  7,  1760 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Jan.  30;  bap.  Apr. 

7,  1760 
John  George,  b.  Mar. 

10;   bap.  Apr.  7, 

1760 

Matthew,  b.  Jan.  5; 

bap.  Apr.  8,  1760 
John,  b.  Nov.  27, 

1759;  bap.  Apr.  20, 

1760 

Samuel,  b.  Nov.  22, 
1752;  bap.  Apr.  13, 
1760 

Abraham,  b.  Sept. 

14,  1754;  bap.  Apr. 

13,  1760 
Jacob,  b.  June  19, 

1758;  bap.  Apr. 

13,  1760 
William,  b.  Feb.  2; 

bap.  Apr.  15,  1760 
Susanna,  b.  Nov.  4, 

1759;  bap.  Apr.  15, 

1760 


Witnesses 

Matthew  Herman, 
Gertrude  Wolffing- 
er 

Andrew  Breucker 

and  wife 
Jacob  Roth  and  wife 


Frederick  Nagel  and 
wife 

George  Fryman  and 
wife 

Henry  Ott 

Peter  Georg  and 
wife 

George  Mill  and 
wife 

George  Wildanger 

and  wife 
parents 


John  Peil  and  wife 


John  Seyfert 


Solomon  Leibget 


Christian  Schmitt 

and  wife 
Christian  Schmit 

and  Susanna 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Children  Witnesses 

Susanna,  b.  Sept.  27,  parents 
1759;  bap.  Apr.  15, 
1760 

Barbara,  b.  — ,  1760;     George  Klein,  Bar- 
bap.  Apr.  20,  1760         bara  Sponheimer 

Anna  Margaret,  b.   

— ;  bap.  Apr.  20, 
1760 

(1)  Frederick  (2)        Frederick  Frutschy, 
Margaret,  b.  Jan.         Margaret  Lerch 
8;  bap.  Apr.  27, 
1760 

John,  b.  Feb.  16,         John  Eschbach  and 
1758;  bap.  Apr.  27,  wife 
1760 

Ludwig,  b.  Sept.  22.     Ludwig  Heller  and 
1759;  bap.  Apr.  27,  wife 
1760 

John  Dieter,  b.  Jan.      Dieter^^  Gauff 
1;  bap.  Apr.  27, 
1760 

John  George,  b,  Dec.     John  George  Weber 
9,  1759;  bap.  Apr.         and  wife 
27,  1760 

John  Henry,  b.  Feb.     Henry  Shupp  and 

1;  bap.  May  1,  1760  wife 
Anna  Margaret,  b.        Margaret  German- 

Feb.  13;  bap.  May  ton 

2,  1760 

Abraham,  b.  Apr.  5;     Abraham  Lefeber 

bap.  May  2,  1760  and  wife 

Elizabeth  Margaret,      Nicholas  Miiller, 

b.  Mar.  20;  bap.  Eliz.  Marg.  Doll 

May  2,  1760 
Maria  Margaret,  b.      Leonard  Knecht  and 

June  3;  bap.  July  wife 

6,  1760 


Parents 

Gabriel  Philips  and 
Hannah 

Jacob  Lechleiter 
and  Catharine 

Jost  Bibighaus  and 
wife 

Conrad  Huth,  Marg. 
Fryman 

Ludwig  Kob  and 
Anna  Maria 

Ludwig  Kob  and 
Maria 

Daniel  Heller  and 
Elizabeth 

George  Aest  and 
Margaret 

Philip  Drum  and 

Johanna 
Frederick  Siegel  and 

Anna  Margaret 

John  Van  Etten  and 

Margaret 
Jacob  Sorber  and 

Engel 

Ulrich  Knecht  and 
Catharine 


Paul  Frantz  and 
Maria 


Michael,  b.  May  7; 
bap.  July  6,  1760 


Michael  Scholl, 
Maria  Bender 


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Parents 
Jacob  Shuty  and 
Anna 

Valentine  Warg  and 

Anna 
Valentine  Rohr  and 

Barbara 
Henry  Cratzer  and 

Elizabeth 

Jost  Dreisbach  and 

Elizabeth 
Henry  Bucher  and 

Hannah 

Henry  Bucher  and 

Hannah 
Adam  Butz  and  Anna 

Margaret 
Martin  Kolb  and 

Maria 

Henry  Hegeman  and 

Catharine 
Peter  Benner  and 

Catharine 
Christian  Benner 

and  Barbara 

Jacob  von  der  Weyd 
and  Maria 

Michael  Craus  and 
Barbara 

Michael  Heller  and 
Helena 


Children 
(1)  Jacob,  (2)  Maria 
Barbara,  b.  June 
16;  bap.  July  6, 
1760 

Regina,  b.  June  11; 

bap.  Aug.  20, 1760 
Valentine,  b.  May  3; 

bap.  Aug.  20,  1760 
Hannah  Salome,  b. 

June  19;  bap.  Aug. 

24,  1760 
Simon,  b.  July  18; 

bap.  Sept.  22.  1760 
Sarah,  b.  Feb.  17, 

1758;  bap.  Sept. 

13,  1760 
Hannah,  b.  June  29; 

bap.  Sept.  13, 1760 
Adam,  b.  Aug.  30; 

bap.  Sept.  14,  1760 
Anna  Maria,  b.  May 

1;   bap.  Sept.  21. 

1760 

Bernet2'\  b.  Mar.  14; 

bap.  Aug.  20,  1760 
Henry,  b.  Apr.  4; 

bap.  Aug.  22,  1760 
Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

Nov.  12,  1759;  bap. 

Aug.  22,  1760 
Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Feb.  1;  bap.  May 

18,  1760 
Maria  Veronica,  b. 

May4;  bap.  May 

IS,  1760 
Rachel,   b.    Dec.  5, 

1759;  bap.  May  18, 

1760 


Witnesses 
parents  and  Rudolph 
Schmit 

John  Appel  and  wife 

John  Haman  and 
wife 

Peter  Fuchs  and 
wife 

Simon  Dreisbach 

and  wife 
Andrew  Rickert  and 

wife 

John  Fried  and  wife 
Simon  Jacob  Diehl 
parents 


parents 

Ludwig  Benner 

Anna  Maria  Wil- 
helmi 

Philip  Shreyer  and 
wife 

Peter  Geisser  and 
wife 

Diederich  Heller. 
Catharine  Beyer 


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1 


I 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Parents 
Shepp  and  Jinny 

George  Adam  Ebert 
and  Maria 


George  Dietz  and 

Catharine 
Christian  Weber  and 

Barbara 


John  Lander  and 

Martha 
Christian  Schmit 

and  Margaret 

Arnold  Shuman  and 
Amelia 

George  Peter  Gauff 
and  Maria  • 

Balthasar  Lahr  and 

Catharine 
Melchior  Hertzel  and 

Maria 

Peter  Schwab  and 
Maria 

George  Henry  Knecht 
and  Margaret 

Diter  Schmetzer  and 
Magdalena 


Children 
negro  child-Susanna, 

b.  Apr.  15;  bap. 

May  18,  1760 
Catharine,  b.  Sept. 

17,  1759;  bap.  May 

18,  1760 

Margaret,  b.  May  15 ; 

bap.  May  30,  1760 
Sarah,  b.   ,  14, 

1759;  bap.  June  1, 

1760 

Barbara  Dixon,  ne- 
gro child,  b.   , 

1760;  bap.   

Ezra2i,  b.  July  21; 
bap.  June  12,  1750 

Anna  Margaret,  b. 
June  17;  bap. 
June  22,  1760 

John  Peter,  b.  June 
22;  bap.  June  26, 
1760 

Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 
1760;  bap.  June  8, 
1760 

Balthasar,  b.  May  IS ; 

bap.  June  9,  1760 
Elizabeth,  b.  June 

10;  bap.  Aug.  20, 

1760 

Eva  Catharine,  b. 

Sept.  16;  bap.  Oct. 

10,  1760 
Jacob,  b.  Sept.  27; 

bap.  Oct.  26,  1760 
Helena,  b.  July  1; 

bap.  Oct.  26,  1760 


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Witnesses 

Michael  Heller  and 
wife 

Adam  Sorber,  Mar- 
garet Mombauer 
parents 

parents 

Arnd  Bald  and  wife 

Peter  Shuman 

Ph.  H.  SchoU  and 
wife 

parents 

parents 

Engel  Dunges,  Cath- 
arine Langsdorf 

Jacob  Arnd  and  wife 

Michael  Heller  and 
wife 


21  The  dates  of  birth  and  baptism  should  probably  be  reversed. 


no 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 
Valentine  Hauswirth 
and  Maria 

George  Oberbeck  and 

Margaret 
Ulrich  Schleppi  and 

Eva 

Conrad  Zettel  and 
Maria 

Adam  Marsch  and 

Judith 
Michael  Kreuter  and 

Catharine 

John  Kreuter  and 
Barbara 

Simon  Heller  and 
Louisa 

Andrew  Berns  and 
Catharine 

Henry  Schipfel  and 
Christina 

William  Manderbach 
and  Maria 

Nicholas  Loch  and 

Barbara 
Conrad  Seybel  and 

Hannah 
George  Labach  and 

Margaret 
Reinhard  Labach 

and  Margaret 


Children 
Maria  Salome,  b. 

Sept.  12;  bap.  Oct. 

5,  1760 
John,  b.  Sept.  10; 

bap.  Oct.  5,  1760 
Eva  Elizabeth,  b. 

Nov.  19,  1759;  bap. 

Oct.  7,  1760 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

June  2;  bap.  Oct. 

12,  1760 
Susanna,  b.  Aug.  21; 

bap.  Oct.  12,  1760 
David,  b.  Jan.  14, 

1758;  bap.  Nov.  16, 

1760 

John  Jacob,  b.  Aug. 

1,  1759;  bap.  Nov. 

16,  1760 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Nov. 

18;  bap.  Nov.  23, 

1760 

(1)  Henry,  (2)  John 

b.  Nov.  22;  bap. 

Nov.  24,  1760 
Maria  Dorothea,  b. 

Nov.  3;  bap.  Nov. 

25,  1760 
John  Egidius,  b.  Nov. 

21;  bap.  Nov.  26, 

1760 

Jacob,  b.   Sept.  9; 

bap.  Dec.  25,  1760 
Jacob,  b.  Dec.  19; 

bap.  Dec.  28,  1760 
Adam,  b.  Aug.  25; 

bap.  Sept.  28,  1760 
Susanna,  b.  Aug.  15; 

bap.  Sept.  28,  1760 


Witnesses 
Michael  Frolich,  Sa- 
lome  Hauswirth 

John  Henrich  and 
wife 

Conrad  Kocher  and 
his  sister 

Peter  Zettel,  Maria 
Schneider 

Christian  Lafer  and 

wife 
parents 


Jacob  Leydy 


Christopher  Wagner 
and  wife 

Henry  Berns  and 
wife,  John  Lutz 
and  wife 

Michael  Guth,  Eliza- 
beth Shaup 

Egidius  Hecker  and 
wife 

parents 

Henry  Seybel  and 
wife 

Adam  Kockert  and 
wife 

Christian  Labach 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Ill 


Parents 
Leonard  Knecht  and 
Margaret 

Valentine  Edelman 
and  Elizabeth 

Valentine  Edelman 
and  Elizabeth 

Zacharias  Heller 
and  Anna 

George  Weisel  and 
Anna  Maria 


Josiah  Balduin  and 
Sarah 

Christopher  Wagner 
and  Maria 

Tobias  SchoU  and 
Anna 

John  Haman  and 
Maria 

Gerhard  Zeissloff 
and  Catharine 

Henry  Schoner  and 
and  Elizabeth 

Peter  Deiss  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Peter  Deiss  and 
Anna  Maria 


Children 
Maria  Margaret,  b. 

Nov.  17;  bap.  Dec. 

21,  1760 
Jacob  Frederick,  b. 

Sept.  14,  1757;  bap. 

Oct.  30,  1760 
Maria  Barbara,  b. 

June  26;  bap.  Oct. 

30,  1760 
Anna  Barbara,  b. 

Sept.  26;  bap.  Nov. 

9,  1760 
Catharine,  b.  Sept. 

5;  bap.  Nov.  9, 

1760 

1761 

Josiah,  b.  May  11, 
1760;  bap.  Jan.  17, 
1761 

Abraham,  b.  Aug.  5, 
1760;  bap.  Jan.  18, 
1761 

Anna  Maria,  b.  Dec. 
5,  1760;  bap.  Jan. 

18,  1761 

Eva  Margaret,  b.  Jan. 
6;  bap,  Feb.  4, 
1761 

John  Henry,  b.  Jan. 
8;   bap.  Feb.  10, 
1761 

Henry,  b.  Feb.  2 ;  bap. 

Feb.  10,  1761 
Anna,   b.  Apr.  15, 

1747;  bap.  Feb.  13, 

1761 

Catharine,  b.  Apr. 

19,  1749;  bap.  Feb. 
13,  1761 


Witnesses 
Pbilip  Groos  and 
wife 

Frederick  ZoUner 
and  wife 

Barbara  ZoUner 


Philip  Fluck  and 
wife 

parents 


parents 
parents 

Conrad  Hess  and 
wife 

Eva  Margaret  Ha- 
man 

Henry  Schoner  and 
wife 

George  Weber  and 

wife 
parents 


1 


1  12 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 
Peter  Deiss  and 
Anna  Maria 

Peter  Deiss  and 
Anna  Maria 

Philip  Henry  Scholl 
and  Margaret 

Peter  Jung  and  Cath- 
arine 

Conrad  Rossly  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

Philip  Stiber  and 
Elizabeth 

Peter  Laux  and  Cath- 
arine 

Peter  Laux  and  Cath- 
arine 

Bernard  Mueller  and 
Eva 

Diderich  Herzel  and 
Catharine 

William  Mory  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Michael  Leibgeb  and 
Magdalena 

Peter  Drach  and 
Catharine 

Michael  Schick  and 
Margaret 


Children 
Salome,  b.  Nov.  17, 

1751;  bap.  Feb. 

13,  1761 
Peter,  b.  Apr.  15, 

1755;  bap.  Feb.  13, 

1761 

Elizabeth,  b.  Sept. 

10,  1760;  bap.  Feb. 

16,  1761 
Susanna,  b.  Jan.  29; 

bap.  Feb.  22,  1761 
John  Henry,  b.  Feb. 

17;  bap.  Mar.  1, 

1761 

Henry,  b.  Dec.  24, 
1760;  bap.  Mar.  7, 
1761 

John  Jacob,  b.  Mar. 

16,  1759;  bap.  Mar. 

10,  1761 
John  Peter,  b.  Dec. 

19,  1760;  bap.  Mar. 

10,  1761 
Jacob,  b.  Mar.  8; 

bap.  Mar.  20, 1761 
Eva  Catharine,  b. 

Dec.  13,  1760;  bap. 

Mar.  20,  1761 
Maria  Catharine,  b. 

Feb.  22;  bap.  Mar. 

21,  1761 
John  George,  b.  Jan. 

21;   bap.  Mar.  23, 

1761 

Catharine,  b.  Feb. 
15;  bap.  Mar.  23, 
1761 

Catharine  Barbara, 
b.  Mar.  2;  bap. 
Mar.  23,  1761 


Witnesses 


parents 


Elizabeth  Bachman 


Rudolph  Drach  and 
wife 

Henry  Frey,  Mar- 
garet Weyerbach 

Henry  Keller  and 
wife 

Jacob  Clemens  and 
wife 

parents 

George  Henry  Un- 
angst  and  wife 

John  Hickman  and 
wife 

Elizabeth  Buchecker 


George  Oberbeck 
and  wife 

Peter  Jung  and 
wife 

Catharine  Barbara 
German 


1 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


113 


Parents 

Jacob  Schub  and 

Veronica, 
John  Schaeffer  and 

Elizabeth 
Christopher  Neyhard 

and  Elizabeth 
Felix  Velte  and 

Anna 

John  Keller  and 
Catharine 

Solomon  Leibgeb 
and  Catharine 

Paul  Reymund  and 

Margaret 
George  Fehr  and 

Eva 

Peter  Eichert  and 

Susanna 
Johannes  Boss  and 

Clara 
Philip  Fluck  and 

Barbara 

Christian  Kern  and 
Maria 

Jacob  Grub  and 

Elizabeth 
John  Fried  and  Hen- 

rica 

Pancratius  Lerch 
and  Anna  Maria 

Abraham  Transu 
and  Magdalena 

Philip  Schneider  and 
Elizabeth 


Children 

Veronica,  b.  Jan.  29; 

bap.  Mar.  23,  1761 
John,  b.  Mar.  12; 

bap.  Apr.  26,  1761 
Salome,  b.  Feb.  14; 

bap.  Apr.  26,  1761 
John  Frederick,  b. 
Feb.  22;  bap.  Apr. 
31  [!],  1761 
Anna  Barbara,  b. 
Feb.  28;  bap.  Apr. 
31,  1761 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 
Apr.  1;  bap.  May 
3,  1761 
John,  b.  Apr.  20;  bap. 

May  3,  1761 
John,  b.  Feb.  20;  bap. 

Apr.  5,  1761 
Henry,  b.  Mar,  16; 

bap.  Apr.  5,  1761 
Peter,  b.  Apr.  12; 

bap.  Apr.  19,  1761 
John  Frederick,  b. 
Feb.  11;  bap.  Apr. 
19,  1761 
John  Philip,  b.  Mar. 
26;  bap.  Apr.  19, 
1761 

John,  b.  Mar.  12; 

bap.  Apr.  12,  1761 
Andrew,  b.  Mar.  15; 

bap.  May  3,  1761 
Tobias,  b.  Mar.  15; 

bap.  May  10,  1761 
Melchior,  b.  Feb.  9; 

bap.  May  10,  1761 
Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

Apr.  27;  bap.  May 

10,  1761 


Witnesses 

Henry  Schiebel  and 
wife 

Jost  Edelman  and 
wife 

Ulrich  Hauser,  Sa- 
lome Neyhard 

Frederick  Zollner 
and  wife 

Nicholas  Gross  and 
wife 

Valentine  Hauswirth 
and  wife 

Adam  Adamy  and 
wife 

John  Hugo,  Mar- 
garet Schubb 

Henry  Bierson,  Eliza- 
beth Oberbeck 

Peter  Renner 

Frederick  Kern  and 
wife 

Philip  Fluck  and 
wife 

John  Koch 

Andrew  Riickert 
and  wife 

Philip  Baal,  Eliza- 
beth Freyman 

Melchior  Bender. 
Gertrude  Peiffer 

Abraham  Oedinger 
and  wife 


114 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 
John  Lehr  and 

Maria 
Christopher  Mueller 

and  Anna 
Peter  Stein  and 

Margaret 
Philip  Sponheimer 

and  Magdalena 

Peter  Schaeffer  and 

Elizabeth 
Hadrian  Schwarz 

and  Maria 

Conrad  Jacobi  and 

Hannah 
John  Ulmer  and 

Barbara 

Jacob  Weisel  and 

Margaret 
Peter  Hederich  and 

Maria 
John  Niemand  and 

Barbara 
Wendel  Schenck 

and  Charlotte 

Peter  Oedinger  and 
Margaret 

Nicholas  Hederich 
and  Christina 

John  Mill  and  Mag- 
dalena 

Andrew  Grub  and 
Maria 


Children 
Helena,  b.  Apr.  10; 

bap.  May  10,  1761 
Susanna,  b.  Mar.  15; 

bap.  May  10,  1761 
Margaret,  b.  Apr.  22; 

bap.  May  11,  1761 
Elizabeth,  b.  Mar. 

22;  bap.  May  17, 

1761 

Elizabeth,  b.  Mar.  8; 

bap.  May  17,  1761 
Henri cus  [Henry], 

b.  Oct.  22,  1760; 

bap.  May  31,  1761 
John,  b.  May  18; 

bap.  June  6,  1761 
John  Peter,  b.  June 

7 ;  bap.  June  14, 

1761 

George,  b.  Jan.  29; 

bap.  June  14,  1761 
John,  b.  May  14; 

bap.  June  14,  1761 
John,  b.  Apr.  15; 

bap.  June  14,  1761 
George  Diedrich,  b. 

Apr.  11;  bap.  June 

21,  1761 
William,  b.  May  25; 

bap.  June  21,  1761 
John,  b.  May  19; 

bap.  June  28,  1761 
Maria  Kunigunda,  b. 

Apr.  5;  bap.  June 

28,  1761 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

June  5;  bap.  July 

5,  1761 


Witnesses 
Michael  Heller  and 
wife 

Susanna  Gangewer 

John  Schick  and 
wife 

Frederick  Sponheim- 
er and  wife 

John  Klein  and 

wife 
parents 


John  Melcher  and 
wife 

Peter  Michel  and 
wife 

George  Weisel  and 
wife 

Diderich  Erhard  and 
wife 

John  Keller  and  wife 

Diederich22  Bucher 
and  wife 

William  Neiss  and 
Elizabeth  Oberie 

John  Niemand  and 
wife 

George  Mill  and  wife 


Elizabeth  Freyman 


22  The  spelling  of  this  name  varies  in  the  original. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Parents 
Michael  Flechser  and 

Catharine 
John  Egidius  Heck- 

er,  minister,  and 

Catharine 

John  Kiffer  and 
Elizabeth 

Nicholas  Michel  .-nd 
Catharine 

Lawrence  Bierson 
and  Elizabeth 

Conrad  Stenger  and 
Catharine 

Conrad  Wagener  and 
Eva 

John  Renner2*  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Abraham  Oedinger 
and  Elizabeth 

Greorge  Reser  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Roth  and 
Charlotte 

William  Dihl  and 
Catharine 

George  Frey  and 
Christina 


Children 
Anna  Maria,  b.  July 

2;  bap.  July  5,  1761 
Catharine  Margaret, 

b.  June  25;  bap. 

July  12,  1761 

Susanna,  b.  Dec.  29, 
1760;  bap.  July  12, 
1761 

Catharine,  b.  June 
20;  bap.  July  5, 
1761 

Peter,  b.  July  14; 

bap.  July  26,  1761 
Elizabeth  Barbara, 

b.  _  1761;  bap. 

July  26,  1761 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

July  22;  bap.  July 

19,  176123 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Feb.  26.  1763;  bap. 

Anna  Margaret,  b. 

June  27;  bap.  Aug. 

2,  1761 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 
.  July  12 ;  bap.  Aug. 

9,  1761 
Catharine,  b.  July 

21;  bap.  Aug.  9, 

1761 

Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

July  12;  bap.  Aug. 

9,  1761 
Elizabeth,  b.  Apr. 

14;  bap.  Aug.  9, 

1761 


115 

"Witnesses 
Peter  Werst,  Maria 
Koch 

George  Hertzel,  Cath- 
arine Hertzel; 
Philip  Gross,  Mar- 
garet Gross 

parents 


John  Owen  and  wife 


Peter  Eichert,  Eliza- 
beth Oberbeck 


Elizabeth  Wagner 


George  Popp  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

Margaret  Becker 

Frederick  Sponheim- 
er  and  wife 

parents 

Anthony  Schmit  and 
wife 

John  Hugo,  Eliza- 
beth Oberbeck 


23  Dates  of  birth  and  baptism  are  probably  reversed. 

2*  This  entry  was  made  by  Gobrecht  at  the  foot  of  p.  108  of  the 


ii6 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 

John  Schick  and 
Margaret 

Henry  Schaeffer  and 

Elizabeth 
Peter  Stamm  and 

Magdalena 
John  Klincker  and 

Magdalena 

Ulrich  Stoller  and 

Elizabeth 
Andrew  Kochlein 

and  Maria 

John  Bernet  and 

Agnes 
Adam  Edelman  and 

Elizabeth 

Peter  Dick  and  Bar- 
bara 

John  Schwarz  and 

Elizabeth 
John  Schwenck  and 

Christina 

Michael  Remberg 

and  Helena 
Ludwig  Eygener  and 

Christina 

William  Anderson 

and  Malle  [Molly] 
Rudolph  Oberle  and 

Margaret 
Samuel  Brodt  and 

Salome 
Zacharias  Heller  and 

Anna 


Children 

Anna  Margaret,  b. 

June  14;  bap.  Aug. 

9,  1761 
Solomon,  b.  Apr.  17; 

bap.  Aug.  27,  1761 
Hannah,  b.  June  6; 

bap.  Sep.  6,  1761 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Aug.  3;  bap.  Sept. 

6,  1761 
Ulrich,  b.  July  11; 

bap.  Sept.  26,  1761 
Elizabeth,  b.  Nov. 

27,  1760;  bap.  Sept. 

20,  1761 
Elizabeth,  b.  Aug.  6; 

bap.  Sept.  20,  1761 
Elizabeth  Barbara,  b. 

Sept.  20;  bap.  Oct, 

11,  1761 
Elizabeth  Barbara,  b. 

Sep.  15;  bap.  Oct. 

25,  1761 
Jacobus,  b.  Aug.  19; 

bap.  Nov.  1,  1761 
John  George,  b.  Oct. 

16;   bap.  Nov.  8, 

1761 

Michael,  b.  Oct.  22; 

bap.  Nov.  22,  1761 
George  Ulrich,  b.  Oct. 

2;    bap.   Nov.  23, 

1761 

Maria,  b.  Aug.  2; 

bap.  Nov.  23,  1761 
Frederick,  b.  Oct.  22; 

bap.  Nov.  23,  1761 
Susanna,  b.  Nov.  21; 

bap.  Nov.  25,  1761 
Daniel,  b.  Sept.  27; 

bap.  Nov.  28,  1761 


Witnesses 

Jacob  Schick,  Mar- 
garet Fuhr 

parents 

Jacob  Hieber  and 

wife 
parents 

Peter  Laux  and  wife 
parents 


Philip  Shreyer  and 
wife 

George  Miiller  and 
wife 

John  Vogel  and  wife 


parents 

George  Hertzel  and 
wife 

Eg.  Hecker  and  wife 

Catharine 
Ulrich  Lutz  and  wife 


parents 

Frederick  Nungasser 

and  wife 
parents 

Christian  Kern  and 
wife 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records.  ;  117 


Parents 

■William  Pannebeck- 
er  and  Jacobina 

Diederich  Erhard 

and  Maria 
Jost  Bibighaus  and 

Elizabeth 

Valentine  Rohr  and 
Barbara 

Peter  Resch  and 
Catharine 


George  Popp  and 
Magdalena 

George  Wildanger 
and  Barbara 

Adam  Kumpert  and 
Elizabeth 

Jacob  Juncker  and 
Christina 

Ulrich  Knecht  and 
Catharine 

Jacob  Fassbenner 
and  Sibylla 

Henry  Jacoby  and 
Maria 

Conrad  Klein  and 
Maria 


Children 

John  William,  b.  Oct. 
2;  bap.  Nov.  2S, 
1761 

John  Peter,  b.  Oct.  S ; 

bap.  Nov.  28,  1761 
Maria  Catharine,  b. 

Oct.  19;  bap.  Dec. 

4,  1761 
Maria  Magdalena.  b. 

Nov.  28;  bap.  Dec. 

18,  1761 
Jacob,  b.  Dec.  2; 

bap.  Dec.  27,  1761 
Barbara  Brandt,  a 

grown  up  person, 

bap.  Oct.  13,  1761 
1762 

Jacob,  b.  Oct.  30, 
1761;  bap.  Jan.  1, 
1762 

John  George,  b.  Dec. 

13,  1761;  bap.  Feb. 

1,  1762 
John  Henry,  b.  Dec. 

16,  1761;  bap.  Jan. 

3,  1762 
Nicholas,  b.  Oct.  28, 

1761;  bap.  Jan.  3, 

1762 

Barbara,  b.  Dec.  12, 
1761;  bap.  Jan.  5, 
1762 

Margaret,  b.  Oct.  16, 
1761;  bap.  Jan.  28, 
1762 

John,  b.  Dec.  11, 
1761;  bap.  Jan.  2S, 
1762 

Daniel,  b.  Dec.  IS, 
1761:  bap.  Feb.  2, 
1762 


Witnesses 
John  Wals  and  wife 

Peter  Hederich  and 
wife 

Peter  Hederich  and 
wife 

Maria  Magdalena 
Haman 

Egidius  Hecker  and 
Catharine 


Jacob  Renner  and 
Susanna  Popp 

George  Desch  and 
wife 

Henry  Frey 

Nicholas  Lantz 

Diderich  Heller  and 
wife 

parents 
John  Berns 


parents 


Ii8      ^        The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 
John  Dewald  and 
Christina 

Caleb  That  and  Mar- 
garet 

Henry  Strunck  and 
Catharine 

Philip  Fluck25  and 
Barbara 

Philip  Fluck26  and 
Barbara 

John  Renner25  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 


Children 
Christian,  b.  Nov.  21, 
1761;  bap.  Feb.  7, 
1762 

Caleb,  b.  Dec.  25, 
1761;  bap.  Feb.  7, 
1762 

Jacob,  b.  Sep.  26, 
1761;  bap.  Feb.  8, 
1762 

John  Philip,  b.  Jan. 
7,  1763;  bap.  Feb. 
20 

Elizabeth,  b.  Nov. 

24,  1765;  bap.  Feb. 

17,  1766 
John  Peter,  b.  Sep. 
,4,  1765;  bap.  — 


Witnesses 
Christian  Groos  and 
wife 

John  Schweitzer 
and  wife 

Samuel  Brodt 


grandparents 


John  Riffert  and 
wife 

Peter  Renner,  Bar- 
bara Schwartz 


[4.    BAPTISMS  BY  REV.  JOHN  CHRISTOPHER  GOBRECHT, 

1766-1770.] 

The  Children,  whom  I,  John  Christopher  Gobrecht,  Reformed 
Minister  in  Bedminster  Township,  have  baptized,  are  as  follows,  be- 
ginning October  12,  1766: 


Parents 
Philip  Emig  and 
Barbara 

Valentine  Bergstras- 
ser  and  Elizabeth 

Alexander  Negley 
and  Anna  Maria 

George  Weisel  and 
Maria 


Children 
John  Nicholas,  b. 

Sept.  15;  bap.  Oct. 

12,  1766 
John  Henry,  b.  July 

8;  bap.  Oct.  12, 

1766 

John  Jacob,  b.  Aug. 
28;  bap.  Oct.  26, 
1766 

John  Peter,  b.  Aug. 
10;  bap.  Nov.  16, 
1766 


Witnesses 
Michael  Coppelberg- 
er  and  wife 

John  Henry  Leh, 
Barbara  Penner 

Jacob  Leh,  Hannah 
Huber 

John  Peter  Henrich 
and  Anna  Maria 


28  These  two  baptisms  were  entered  by  Gobrecht,  in  1766. 
26  This  Is  the  last  baptism  entered  by  Hecker. 


Baptismal  entries  of  the  Rev.  John  Christoiiher  Gobrecht, 
begun  October  1  2,  1706. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


119 


Parents 
John  Peter  Hahn 
and  Magdalena 

Frederick  Salate  and 
Barbara 

Jacob  Penter  and 
Catharine 

John  Niemann  and 
Barbara 

John  Hoenig  and 
Catharine 

John  Peter  Kern  and 
Catharine 

Jacob  Bergstrasser 
and  Rosina 

Nicholas  Loch  and 
Barbara 

Christian  Kern  and 
Anna  Maria 

John  Jost  Folmer 
and  Magdalena 

Carl  Zeller  and  Anna 

Maria 
John  Boos  and  Anna 

Clara 
Jacob  Schermer  and 

Gertrude 

Nicholas  Heddrich 
and  Christine 


1767 

Children 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Nov. 

26,  1766;  bap.  Jan. 

11,  1767 
Benjamin,  b.  July 

15,  1766;  bap.  Jan. 
11,  1767 

Jacob,  b.  Oct.  29, 
1766;  bap.  Jan.  11, 
1767 

John  Peter,  b.  Dec. 

29,  1766;  bap.  Jan. 
25,  1767 

Anna  Magdalena,  b. 

Feb.  11;  bap.  Feb. 

22,  1767 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Mar.  5;  bap.  Mar. 

16,  1767 

George  Frederick,  b. 
Jan.  18;  bap.  Mar. 

22,  1767 
Elizabeth,  b.  Dec. 

30,  1766;  bap.  Apr. 
2,  1767 

Catharina,  b.  Mar. 
27;  bap.  May  3, 
1767 

John  George,  b.  Feb. 
17;  bap.  May  17, 
1767 

John,  b.  Dec.  31, 1766; 

bap.  May  17,  1767 
Michael,  b,  Jan.  16; 

bap.  May  18,  1767 
John  Jacob,  b.  Apr. 

12;  bap.  June  14, 

1767 

Maria  Barbara,  b. 
June  28;  bap.  Aug. 

23.  1767 


Witnesses 
John  Peter  Henrich 
and  Anna  Maria 


John  Peter  Keller 


Lorah  and  wife 


Frederick  Kern  and 
Anna  Margaret 

George  Frederick 

Jordan,  Elizabeth 

Seibel 
Peter  Otto,  Elizabeth 

Veronica  Schaef- 

fer 

Peter  Kern  and  Cath- 
arine 

John  George  Folmer 
and  Anna  Catha- 
rine 

Valentine  Schellig 

and  Elizabeth 
Michael  Ott 

Jacob  Meesmer  and 
Elizabeth 

Andrew  Rentz  and 
Maria  Barbara 


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Parents 

J.  George  Mill  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Henry  Eckel  and 

Magdalena 
Jacob  Gruber  and 

Catharine 
Michael  Weisel  and 

Magdalena 
Ulrich  Stoller  and 

wife 

Henry  Ott  and  Bar- 
bara 

John  George  Legleit- 

er  and  Maria 
Valentine  Bergstras- 

ser  and  Elizabeth 

John  George  Berg- 
strasser  and  Eliza- 
beth 

Henry  Dreisbach 
and  Anna  Maria 

Herbert  Loher  and 
wife 

Thomas  Hutschents 
and  Elizabeth 

Peter  SchaeSer  and 
Anna  Elizabeth 

Philip  Fluck  and 
Barbara 

Jacob  Fassbenner 

and  Sibylla 
Ernest  Klincker  and 

Catharine 


Children 

Eva  Catharine,  b, 

Sep.  12;  bap.  Oct. 

18,  1767 
Johanna,  b.  Nov.  2; 

bap.  Nov.  10,  1767 
Jacob,  b.   Oct.  29; 

bap.  Nov.  10,  1767 
John,  b.  Aug.  28; 

bap.  Nov.  29,  1767 
Elizabeth,  b.  — ;  bap. 

Dec.  13,  1767 
John,  b.  Nov.  2;  bap. 

Dec.  13,  1767 
John,  b.  May  27;  bap. 

Dec.  27,  1767 
Christine  Margaret, 

b.  Nov.  2,  1767; 

bap.  Jan.  17,  1768 
John  George,  b.  Nov. 

13,  1767;  bap.  Jan. 

17,  1768 

Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Jan.  6;  bap.  Mar. 

6,  1768 
Child,  b.  — ;  bap. 

Apr.  2,  1768 
John  George,  b.  Sep. 

18,  1767;  bap.  Apr. 
17,  1768 

John  Peter,  b.  Dec. 

12,  1767;  bap.  Apr. 

17,  1768 
John  Adam,  b.  Mar. 

31,  1768;  bap.  May 

1 

Susanna,  b.  Mar.  9; 

bap.  May  1,  1768 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Nov.  16,  1767;  bap. 

May  25,  1768 


Witnesses 

Peter  Renner,  Ev; 
Catharine  Staut 

Johanna  Mozer 


John  Keller  and 
wife 


John  Jacobus,  Mag- 
dalena Gruber 

John  Bergstrasser, 
Christine  Margaret 
Leh 

parents 


Andrew  Stein  and 
Anna  Barbara 

Philip  Herbel  and 
wife 

John  Fa?sbenner 
and  Barbara  Geri 

John  Peter  Hahn 
and  Elizabeth 

John  Adam  Kern, 
Anna  Maria  Fluck 

Susanna  Ebelin, 

widow 
John  Renner  and 

Maria  Elizabeth 


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Parents 

John  Renner  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

John  Philip  Spone- 
mer  and  Lena 

Andrew  Emrig  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

John  Meyer  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Caspar  Fluck  and 

Elizabeth 
Andrew  Kiichlein 

and  Susanna 
Jacob  Penter  and 

Catharine 

John  Steeger  and 

wife 
Peter  Kern  and 

Catharine 

William  Pannebeck- 
er  and  Maria  Sa- 
bina 

William  Luck  and 

Maria  Catharine 
Peter  Renner  and 

Elizabeth 
George  Weisel  and 

Anna  Maria 
John  Jacob  Ruhl 

and  Maria  Braun 

Philip  Emig  and 
Barbara 

John  Wilhelm  and 
Catharine 


Children  Witnesses 

Maria  Elizabeth,  b.  Henry  Renner,  Chris- 
Apr.  3;  bap.  May  tina  Althaus, 
15,  1768  single 

John,  b.  — ,  1768;  John  Jacobus,  Char- 
bap.  May  15,  1768  lotte  George,  single 

John  Andrew,  b.  Eberhard  Weyde- 

Mar.  28;  bap.  May  maier  and  wife 
23,  1768 

Maria  Catharine,  b.   

June  9;  bap.  July 
9,  1768 

John,  b.  June  14;  John  Dany  and  Han- 
bap.  July  24,  1768  nah 

John,  b.  Feb.  26;   

bap.  July  24,  1768 

John  Henry,  b.  Feb.  Peter  Ott,  Charlotte 

29;  bap.  Aug.  21,  George 
1768 

Child,  b.  — ;  bap.   

Oct.  2,  1768 

John  Frederick,  b.  John  Frederick 

Aug.  26;  bap.  Oct.  Sponemer  and 

9,  1768  Anna  Elizabeth 

Elizabeth,  b.   Aug.  Peter  Pannebecker, 

27;  bap.  Oct.  9,  Elizabeth  Kern 

1768 

John,  b.  Sep.  13 ;  bap.  John  Fluck,  Mar- 

Oct.  16,  1768  garet  Weickel 

John,  b.  Sep.  4;  bap.  John  Boos  and  Anna 

Oct.  16,  1768  Clara 

John,  b.  Sep.  9;  bap.  parents 

Oct.  30,  1768 

John  Peter,  b.  Oct.  Peter  Ruhl  and 

13;  bap.  Nov.  6,  Sarah 

1768 

Maria  Magdalena,  b.  Peter  Hahn  and 

Oct.  20;  bap.  Nov.  Maria  Magdalena 
13,  1768 

John,  b.  Aug.  30;  John  Benner,  Cath- 

bap.  Nov.  27,  1788  arine  Dorflinger, 
single 


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Parents 

Nicholas  Loch  and 
Barbara 

Peter  Laux  and 

Catharine 
Carl  Zeller  and  Anna 

Maria 

Peter  Hahn  and 
Magdalena 

Jacob  Ott  and  Han- 
nah 

Felix  Leh  and  Mag- 
dalena 

Zacharias  Haller 
and  Anna 

Zacharias  Haller 
and  Anna 

Jacob  Bergstrasser 
and  Rosina 

Felix  Nagely  and 

wife 
John  Karl  and 

Lowina 

John  Boos  and  Anna 
Clara 

Justus  Follmer  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

Jacob  Weisel  and 
Anna  Margaret 

John  Penter  and 
Magdalena 


Children 

Catharine,  b.  Nov. 
25;  bap.  Dec.  11, 
1768 

Andrew,  b.  Nov.  5; 

bap.  Jan.  23,  1769 
John  Carl,  b.  Nov. 

18;  bap.  Jan.  23, 

1769 

Peter,  b.  Mar.  2;  bap. 

Mar.  16,  1769 
Hannah,  b.  Jan.  28; 

bap.  Mar.  24,  1769 
John  Jacob,  b.  Feb. 

26;  bap.  Apr.  2, 

1769 

Christina,  b.  Apr.  15, 
1766;  bap.  Apr. 
1769 

John,  b.  Nov.  9, 
1764;  bap.  Apr.  — , 
1769 

John  Philip,  b.  Mar. 
26;  bap.  Apr.  30, 
1769 

John  Peter,  b.  — ; 

bap.  June  25,  1769 
Anna  Maria,  b.  June 

13;  bap.  July  9, 

1769 

Catharine,  b.  May 
30;  bap.  Aug.  6, 
1769 

John  Justus,  b.  Aug. 

1;  bap.  Oct.  1,  1769 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

— ;  bap.  Oct.  1, 

1769 

John  Adam,  b.  Sep. 
13;  bap.  Oct.  1^, 
1769 


Witnesses 

John  Jacobus,  Cath- 
arine Ott,  single 

Jacob  Penter  and 
Catharine 

John  Far  and  Doro- 
thea 

Christopher  Magel 
and  Magdalena 

Jacob  Huber  and 
wife,  the  child's 
grandmother 

Simon  Schmieg  and 
Christina 

John  Zielis  and  Eva 


John  Philip  Berg- 
strasser, Eva  Dor- 
othea Meyer 

John  Peter  Scheib 
and  Christina 

Frederick  Koenig 
and  Anna  Maria 

Catharine  Ott, 
widow 

John  Follmer  and 

Barbara 
George  Weisel  and 

Maria 

John  Adam  Dorn- 
berger  and  Maria 


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Parents 
Valentine  Bergstras- 

ser  and  Elizabeth 
Philip  Fluck  and 

Barbara 


John  Jacob  Roth 

and  Veronica 
George  Mill  and 

Elizabeth 
Henry  Eckel  and 

Magdalena 

Valentine  Wirth  and 

Elizabeth 
Caspar  Fluck  and 

Elizabeth 
Philip  Person  and 

Elizabeth 

Peter  Kern  and 
Catharine 

John  Roth  and  Mar- 
garet 

George  Wildanger 
and  Barbara 

Peter  Vatel  and 
Anna  Maria 

William  Rending 

and  Rachel 
Henry  Dreisbach 

and  Anna  Maria 

Henry  Deiss  and 
Anna  Maria 


Children 
Veronica,  b.  Sep.  11; 

bap.  Oct.  22,  1769 
Catharine,  b.  Oct.  31; 

bap.  Nov.  9,  1769 

1770 

John,  b.  Jan,  21;  bap. 

Mar.  18,  1770 
Elizabeth,  b.  Feb.  5; 

bap.  Mar.  18,  1770 
Susanna,  b.  Dec.  17, 

1769;  bap.  Mar.  18, 

1770 

Margaret,  b.  Jan.  1; 

bap.  Mar.  18,  1770 
Barbara,  b.  Feb.  22; 

bap.  Mar.  24,  1770 
Maria  Catharine,  b. 

Mar.  14;  bap.  Apr. 

15 

Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 
Mar.  19;  bap.  Apr. 
18 

Catharine  Elizabeth, 

b.  Mar.  19;  bap. 

Apr.  18 
Anna  Barbara,  b. 

Apr.  12;  bap.  May 

27,  1770 
Jacob,  b.  Jan.  14; 

bap.  May  27,  1770 

Anna,  b.  Jan.  6;  bap. 

May  .27,  1770 
Anna  Maria,  b.  May 

1;  bap.  May  12, 

1770 

John,  b.  June  26; 
bap.  June  — ,  1770 


Witnesses 

Jacob  Roth  and  Ver- 
onica 

Matthias  Hartman 
and  Catharine 


Valentine  Bergstras- 
ser  and  Elizabeth 

John  Gery  and  Eva 
Catharine 


Margaret  Wirth 

Philip  Fluck  and 

Barbara 
Adam  Graff  and 

Catharine 

Frederick  Sponemer 
and  Anna  Eliza- 
beth 

Catharine  Elizabeth 
Seller 

Barbai-a  Beischer 


Jacob  Nunenmacher 
and  Catharine 
Bauer,  single 

Matthias  Ziegenfuss 
and  Margaret 


John  Fried  and  Han- 
nah 


124  ^^^^ 

Parents 

Leonard  SoUer  and 
Barbara 

Philip  Emig  and^^ 

Barbara 
Peter  Scheib  and 

Christina 

Simon  Kohder  and 
Maria 

Adam  Drach  and 
Eva 

Jacob  Miiller  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Ludwig  Wildanger 
and  Maria 

Jacob  Penter  and 
Catharine 

Jacob  Funterweit 
and  Anna  Maria 

John  Engel  and 
Catharine 

Jacob  Klemens  and 
Susanna 

Adam  Schaeffer  and 
Anna  Catharine 

Peter  Ott  and  Cath- 
arine 

Michael  Ott-*  and 
Elizabeth 


'nnsylvania-G  erman 

Children 

Elizabeth,  b.  Apr. 
22;  bap.  July  7, 
1770 

Henry,  b,  Nov.  11, 
1770;  bap.  — 

Elizabeth,  b.  Aug. 
13;  bap,  Sep.  16, 
1770 

Christina,  b.  Aug. 
10;  bap.  Sep.  16, 
1770 

John  Rudolph,  b. 

Aug.  19;  bap.  Oct. 

9,  1770 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Aug. 

26;  bap.  Oct.  14, 

1770 

Frederick,  b.  Aug. 
19;  bap.  Oct.  14, 
1770 

Jacob,  b.  Oct.  29, 
1769;  bap.  Oct.  17, 
1770 

Frederick,  b.  Oct.  3, 
1769;  bap.  Oct.  17, 
1770 

John,  b.  Jan.  8;  bap. 

Oct.  17,  1770 
Barbara,  b.  Mar.  15; 

bap.  Oct.  17,  1770 
Jacob,  b.   June  12; 

bap.  Dec.  9,  1770 
John,  b.  Sep.  12;  bap. 

Dec.  9,  1770 
John,  b.  Nov.  11; 

bap.  Dec.  9,  1770 


iety. 

Witnesses 


Jacob  Leh,  Elizabeth 
Scheib 

Jacob  Wolff  and 
Christina 

John  Rudolph  Drach 
and  Maria  Eliza- 
beth 

John  Jacoby,  Miss 
Ruppert 

Frederick  Salite, 
Eva  Schuman 

Karl  Nagel,  Eliza- 
beth Geres 

Frederick  Salyte  and 
Elizabeth  Kraut- 
hamel 

parents 

Diedrich  Rudy,  Bar- 
bara Laux 

Jacob  Ruhl  and 
ApoUonia 


John  Ott,  Eva  Line- 
schmit 


27  Entered  by  the  Rev.  Caspar  Wack. 

28  This  is  the  last  baptism  entered  by  Gobrecht. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Parents 

.   29 

Herbert  Loher^a  and 
wife 

Caspar  Megly^^  and 
wife 


Children 
Jacob,  b.  May  9;  bap. 

July  7,  1771 
Jacob,  b.  July  7;  bap. 

July  9,  1771 
Child,  bap.  May  1, 

1771 


125 

Witnesses 
Jacob  Ruhl  and  wife 

Jacob  Saledi,  Bar- 
bara Laux 

Jacob  Leh,  Elizabeth 
Popp 


Children  who  were  baptised  by  me,  but  do  not  belong  to  the  Con- 
gregation at  Tohickon,  of  which  I,  Christopher  Gobrecht,  am  the 
pastor: 

1.  John  Frederick,  son  of  Caspar  Carl  and  wife  Elizabeth;  b.  Mar. 

15,  1767;  bap.  Mar.  20,  1767;  witnesses  John  Frederick  Koe- 
nig  and  wife. 
Baptized  in  Tinicum  Township  and  elsewhere: 

2.  John  Anthony,  son  of  Anthony  Loher  and  wife  Maria  Catharine; 

b.  Oct.  15,  1766;  bap.  Apr.  8,  1767;  witnesses  John  Hobrig 
and  wife  Eva  Christina. 

3.  John,  son  of  Michael  Wormann  and  wife  Catharine;  b.  Dec.  22, 

1766;  bap.  Apr.  8,  1767;  witn  John  Wormann  and  wife  Cath- 
arine. 

4.  Maria  Clara,  da.  of  Arnold  Schumann  and  wife  Annimala  [!]; 

b.  Nov.  4,  1766;  bap.  Apr.  8,  1766;  bap.  Apr.  8,  1767;  witn. 
Maria  Lohr. 

5.  Maria  Magdalena,  da.  of  John  Schumann  and  wife  Maria  Eliza- 

beth; b.  Jan.  4,  1767;  bap.  Apr.  8,  1767;  witn.  John  Peter 
Schumann  and  wife  Maria  Magdalena. 

6.  John  Frederick,  son  of  David  Schmit  and  wife  Anna  Maria; 

b.  Sep.  15,  1766;  bap.  July  26,  1767;  witn.  John  Frederick 
Aitamoos  and  wife  Susanna. 

7.  Daniel,  son  of  John  Kiif er  and  wife  Elizabeth ;  b.  Sep.  7,  1767 : 

bap.  Feb.  18,  1768;  with.  Ludwig  Lang  and  wife  Elizabeth. 

8.  John  Jacob,  son  of  Ludwig  Wiltanger  and  wife  Maria  Mag- 

dalena; b.  Dec.  23,  1767;  bap.  Feb.  18,  1768;  witn.  Jacob  Far 
and  Miss  Margaret  Schumann. 

9.  John  Henry,  son  of  David  Schmit  and  wife  Anna  Maria;  b. 

Sept.  15,  1766;  bap.  July  26;  witn.  John  Frederick  Aitamoos 
and  wife  Susanna. 


29  These  three  baptisms  were  entered  by  an  unskilled  hand. 


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10.    Elizabeth,  da.  of  Conrad  Klein  and  wife  Anna  Maria;  b.  Jan. 
19,  1769;  bap.  May  27;  witn,  Elizabeth  Wurth. 
Peter  Sehaeffer  and  wife  Anna  Elizabeth  had  the  following 
children^o 

1.  Adam,  b.  Mar.  21,  1757;  witn.  Adam  Schaeffer  and  wife 

Catharine. 

2.  Margaret,  b.  Jan.  8,  1759;  witn.  Michael  Coppelberger  and 

wf.  Margaret. 

3.  Elizabeth,  b.  Mar.  8,  1761;  witn.  John  Klein  and  wf.  Mar- 

garet. 

4.  Michael,  b.  July  18,  1763;   witn.  Michael  Coppelberger 

wf.  Margaret. 

5.  Anna  Maria,  b.  Feb.  10,  1766;  witn.  John  Keller  and  wf. 

Margaret. 


[5.  BAPTISMS 
Parents 
Peter  Hahn  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

Caspar  Fluck  and 
Elizabeth 

Matthias  Hartman 
and  Catharine 

William  Wilhelm 
and  Catharine 

John  Bibighaus  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

George  Weidemeyer 
and  Barbara 


Henry  Eckel  and 

Magdalena 
Valentine  Wirth  and 

Elizabeth 


BY  REV.  CASPAR 
Children 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 
Aug.  29;  bap.  Nov. 
23,  1771 
John  Adam,  b.  Oct. 
1;  bap.  Nov.  23, 
1771 

John  Philip,  b.  Oct. 
3;  bap.  Nov.  23, 
1771 

John  William,  b.  Sep. 
19;  bap.  Nov.  23, 
1771 

John,  b.  Aug.  1;  bap. 

Nov.  23,  1771 
John,  b.  July  28; 

bap.  Nov.  23,  1771 

1772 

John,  b.  May  27; 

bap.  Aug.  16,  1772 
Valentine,  b.  June 
14;  bap.  Aug.  16, 
1772 


CK,  1771-1781.] 
Witnesses 
Michael  Weisel  and 
wife 

John  Adam  Kern, 
Anna  Maria  Fluck, 
single 

John  Nicholas  Hart- 
man  and  wife, 
grandparents 

John  Benner,  Cath- 
arine Benner 

John  Romert  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

John  Bergstrasser, 
Magdalena  Wild- 
anger 

parents 

parents 


30  Entered  by  the  Rev.  John  C.  Gobrecht 


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127 


Parents 
Peter  Kera  and 
Catharine 

Valentine  Bergstras- 
ser  and  Elizabeth 

John  Philipp  and 

wife 
George  Mill  and 

Maria  Elizabeth 
Conrad  Messemer 

and  Elizabeth 

Alexander  Negley 
and  Anna 

Anthony  Lehr  and 

Catharine 
John  Hertzel  and 

Maria 
George  Kohl  and 

Catharine 
Henry  Walter  and 

Anna  Barbara 

Peter  Ott  and  Cath- 
arine 

Michael  Ott  and 
Elizabeth 

Philip  Emig  and 
Barbara 

Melchior  Weyde- 
meyer  and  Anna 
Maria 

John  Mull  and  Maria 
Magdalena 


Children 
Catharine,  b.  Dec.  11, 
1771;  bap.  Aug.  18, 
1772 

Maria  Catharine,  b, 

Apr.  26;  bap.  Sep. 

13,  1772 
Catharine  Elizabeth, 

b.  — ;  bap.  — . 
John,  b.  May  24; 

bap.  Sep.  — ,  1772 
Anna  Maria,  b.  July 

10;  bap.  Sep.  27, 

1772 

Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Feb.  16;  bap.  Sept, 

27,  1772 
Arnold,  b.  Sept.  4; 

bap.  Oct.  11,  1772 
Catharine,  b.  Apr.  7 ; 

bap.  Oct.  11,  1772 
John,  b.  Oct.  7;  bap. 

Oct.  25,  1772 
Catharine,  b.  Aug. 

29;  bap.  Nov.  22, 

1772 

John  Peter,  b.  Mar. 
2;  bap.  Nov.  22, 
1772 

John  Michael,  b. 

Aug.  21;  bap.  Nov. 

22,  1772 
Catharine,  b.  Nov. 

25;  bap.  Dec.  4, 

1772 

Anna  Maria,  b.  Oct. 
14;  bap.  Dec.  8, 
1772 

Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 
July  11;  bap.  Dec. 
8,  1772 


Witnesses 
liarents 


Conrad  Menger  and 
Catharine 


John  Gehres  and 

Elizabeth 
Michael  Jost,  Anna 

Catharine  Stein 

Valentine  Bergstras- 
ser  and  Elizabeth 

Arnold  Schuman 

and  Anna  Immel 
Nicholas  Bopp  and 

Catharine 
John  Dieter,  Maria 

Magdalena  Kohl 
Frederick  Haffner 

and  Catharine 

parents 


Michael  Weisel, 
Catharine  Geres, 
single 

Maria  Magdalena 
Hert 

grandfather  and 
mother  of  child 

Nicholas  Kruger  and 
Gertrude 


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128 

Parents 
Peter  Mull  and 
Maria  Dorothea 

Frederick  Saleti  and 
Elizabeth 

Matthew  Hauskieper 
and  Anna  Catha- 
rine 

Adam  Shaffer  and 
Anna  Catharine 


Adam  Drach  and 
Eva 

Abraham  Borger 
and  Hannah 


Philip  Engert  and 
Elizabeth 

Philip  Engert  and 
Elizabeth 

Henry  Mill  and  Mar- 
garet 

Philip  Ludwig  Fluck 
and  Barbara 

Jacob  Wenhold  and 
Susan 

Adam  Scherer  and 
Magdalena 


Children 
Maria  Catharine,  b. 
—  19;  bap.  Dec.  8, 
1772 

Immanuel,  b.  Nov. 
8;  bap.  Dec.  25, 
1772 

Hannah,  b.  Aug.  11; 
bap.  Dec.  26,  1772 

Anna  Catharine,  b. 
Sep.  3;  bap,  Dec. 
26,  1772 

1773 

John  Peter,  b.  Nov. 
4,  1772;  bap.  Jan. 
3,  1773 

Catharine  Magda- 
lene, b.   Nov.  26, 
1772;  bap.  Jan.  3, 
1773 

William,  b.   ; 

bap.  Jan.  27,  1773 
Peter,  b.  — ;  bap. 

Jan.  27,  1773 
John  David,  b.  Oct. 

23,  1772;  bap.  Feb. 

14,  1773 
Jacob,  b.  Dec.  9, 

1772;  bap.  Feb.  15, 

1773 

Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Nov.  10,  1772;  bap. 

Mar.  14,  1773 
(1)  Magdalena,  b. 

Apr.  25,  1770,  (2) 

Elizabeth,  b.  Mar. 

13,  1773;  bap.  Apr. 

— ,  1773 


Witnesses 
Daniel  Althaus, 

Anna  Maria 

Michel,  single 
Immanuel  Saleti, 

Catharine  Geres, 

single 
Michael  Shneyder 

and  Maria 

Matthew  Hauskieper 
and  Anna  Catha- 
rine 


Peter  Drach  and 
Catharine 

John  Adam  Renner, 
Catharine  Dede- 
mann,  single 

Peter  Deger  and 

Catharine 
Peter  Deger  and 

Catharine 
David  Gehry  and 

Anna  Dorothea 

Jacob  Fluck,  single 

John  Adam  Schutz 
and  Anna  Catha- 
rine 

parents 


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129 


Parents 
Michael  Wormann 
Catharine 

Peter  Feyn  and  Bar- 
bara 

John  Kiiffer  and 
Elizabeth 

Ludwig  Lang  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

John  Engel  Oerter 
and  Anna  Catha- 
rine 

Charles  ZoUner  and 

Anna  Maria 
Jacob  Clemens  and 

Catharine 

John  Pfeil  and  Mar- 
garet 

Henry  Schaub  and 
Susan 

Michael  Weisel  and 
Magdalena 

Philip  Fluck  and 
Anna  Barbara 

Henry  Person  and 
Catharine 

Philip  Person  and 

Elizabeth 
Henry  Roth  and 

Catharine 

Philip  Thoma  and 
Regina 


*  Children 
John  Henry,  b.  Feb. 
20;  bap.  May  3, 
1773 

Simon,  b.  Apr.  7; 

bap.  May  3,  1773 
Abraham,  b.  Jan,  27; 

bap.  May  3,  1773 

Joseph,  b.  Apr.  9; 

bap.  May  3,  1773 
John  Peter,  b.  Dec. 

6,  1772;  bap.  Apr. 

25,  1773 
Catharine,  b.  Apr.  4; 

bap.  Apr.  25,  1773 
Christina,  b.  Apr.  6, 

1772;  bap.  Apr.  25, 

1773 

Sarah,  b.  Feb.  23; 

bap.  May  20,  1773 
Lawrence,  b.  Dec.  5, 

1772;  bap.  May  20, 

1773 

George  Ludwig,  b. 

Mar.  11;  bap.  June 

20,  1773 
John  Adam,  b.  June 

20;  bap.  July  4, 

1773 

John  Peter,  b.  July 
11;  bap.  July  18, 
1773 

Margaret,  b.  June  2; 

bap.  Aug.  1,  1773 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Mar. 

23;  bap.  Aug.  4, 

1773 

Susanna,  b.  Apr.  4; 
bap.  Aug.  15,  1773 


Witnesses 
Arnold  Schuman  and 
Anna  Immel 

Herman  Schuhman 

and  Eva 
George  Adam  Hille- 

bart  and  Maria 

Philippina 
Michael  Wormann 

and  Catharine 
John  Peter  Lang, 

Elizabeth  Baal, 

single 
Peter  Laux  and 

Catharine 
parents 


Anthony  Graeser, 
Sarah  ,  single 

Lawrence  Parson 
and  Elizabeth 

George  Ludwig  Sei- 
pel  and  Catharine 

John  Adam  Kern, 
single 

Peter  Jung  and 
Catharine 

Jacob  Guth  and 
Elizabeth 

Jacob  Roth  and 
Charlotte,  grand- 
parents 

Susanna  Philipp 


130 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 
George  Weit  and 
Maria 

John  Hoenig  and 

Catharine 
Peter  Kern  and 

Catharine 

Michael  Dieterle  and 
Barbara 

Michael  Dieterle  and 
Barbara 

Michael  Dieterle  and 
Barbara 

Michael  Dieterle  and 
Barbara 

Henry  Steinbach 
and  Dorothea 

Jacob  Lechleiter  and 
Margaret 

Jacob  Lechleiter  and 
Margaret 

George  Weidemeyer 
and  Anna  Barbara 

Peter  Laux^^  and 
Catharine 

Peter  Hahn  and 
Maria  Magdalena 


Children 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 
July  14;  bap.  Aug. 

15,  1773 
Christina,  b.  Apr.  4; 

bap.  Aug.  16,  1773 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 
Aug.  4;  bap.  Aug. 

16,  1773 
Michael,  b.  Jan.  6, 

1772;  bap.  Aug.  16, 
1773 

Maria,  b.  Dec.  4, 
1768;  bap.  Aug..  16, 
1773 

Henry,  b.  Aug.  21, 
1770;  bap.  Aug.  16, 
1773 

John,  b.  Oct.  17, 
1772 ;  bap.  Aug.  16, 
1773 

Michael,  b.  July  10, 
1773 ;  bap.  Aug.  29, 
1773 

Peter,  b.  Mar.  4, 
1770;  bap.  Aug.  29, 
1773 

John  Ludwig,  b. 

June  20;  bap.  Aug. 

29,  1773 
Maria  Barbara,  b. 

Aug.  15;  bap.  Sep. 

19,  1773 
John  Adam,  b.  — , 

1771;  bap.  Sep.  3, 

1773 

Christian,  b.  Aug. 
12;  bap.  Sep.  26, 
1773 


Witnesses 
Michael  Hoffman 
and  Maria  Eliza- 
beth 
parents 

Maria  Magdalena 
Hartman,  single 

parents 
parents 
parents 
parents 

Michael  Steinbach 
and  Barbara 

parents 

Ludwig  Fluck  and 
Maria  Barbara 

Martin  Riddelmayer, 
Margaret  Wildan- 
ger,  single 

Frederick  Salade 
and  Barbara 

Christian  Kern  and 
Anna  Maria 


31  This  baptism,  was  omitted.  It  is  taken  from  an  illuminated  certifi- 
cate, in  the  hands  of  the  great-grandson  of  John  Adam,  the  Hon.  James 
B.  Laux,  of  New  York  City. 


Baptisn-.al  Certificate  of  John  Adam  Laux. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Parents 
Henry  Kemmer  and 

Elizabeth 
John  Nolten  and  Eva 

John  Hugns  and 
Margaret 

Conrad  Cother  and 
Maria  Catharine 

John  Bopp  and  Cath- 
arine 


Matthias  Hartman 
and  Catharine 

Henry  Leh  and 
Anna 

Michael  Grosman 
and  Eva  Maria 

Conrad  Stenger  and 
Catharine 

Philip  Emig  and 
Barbara 


William  Wiihelm 
and  Catharine 

Caspar  Fluck  and 
Elizabeth 

Adam  Bruchhanser 
and  Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Ruhl  and 
Apollonia 


Children 
Catharine,  b.  Aug.  9 ; 

bap.  Sep.  26,  1773 
John,  b.  Aug.  30; 

bap.  Oct.  10,  1773 
Magdalena,  b.  Sep. 

17;  bap.  Oct.  10, 

1773 

Conrad,  b.  Sep.  21; 
bap.  Oct.  10,  1773 

Maria  Barbara,  b. 
Oct.  24,  1773;  bap. 
Nov.  2.  1773 

Anna  Maria,  b.  Nov. 
13;   bap.  Dec.  5, 
1773 

Anna  Barbara,  b. 

Oct.  11;  bap.  Dec. 

5,  1773 
Maria  Margaret,  b. 

Nov.  16;  bap.  Dec. 

5,  1773 
John  Philip,  b.  Oct. 

25;   bap.  Dec.  19, 

1773 

Barbara,  b.  — ;  bap. 
Dec.  19,  1773 

1774 

John  Jacob,  b.  Dec. 

23,  1773;  bap.  Jan. 

2,  1774 
Jacob,  b.  Dec.  6, 

1773;  bap.  Feb.  12, 

1774 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Dec.  29,  1773;  bap. 

Feb.  27,  1774 
Christina,  b.  — ;  bap. 

Feb.  27,  1774 


Witnesses 
Nicholas  Bopp  and 

Catharine 
George  Fuhrer  and 

Eva 

Henry  Schibele  and 
Veronica 

Conrad  Cother  and 
Maria,  grandpar- 
ents 

John  Wiltanger, 
Maria  Barbara 
Bopp,  grandpar- 
ents 

Christian  Kern  and 
Anna  Maria 

Valentine  Bergstras- 
ser  and  Elizabeth 

Peter  Henrich  and 
Maria 

John  Philip  Lam- 
bach  and  Barbara 

Philip  Lambach  and 
Barbara 


Peter  Benner  and 
Catharine 

Jacob  Fluck,  single 

John  Dieter,  Maria 
Magdalena  Kohl, 
single 

Christina  Herr, 
single 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 

Valentine  Bergstras- 
ser  and  Elizabeth 

John  Bibighaus  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

George  Vollmer  and 
Sophia 

Daniel  Althaus  and 
Anna  Maria 

John  Boss  and  Anna 

Clara 
Henry  Krauthamel 

and  Catharine 
Daniel  Vollmer  and 

Maria'  Elizabeth 

Peter  Ott  and  Cath- 
arine 

Jacob  Orth  and  Mar- 
garet 

Jacob  Salleti  and 
Barbara 

George  Emig  and 
Anna  Margaret 

John  Fassbenner  and 
Barbara 

Ulrich  Stoller  and 
Elizabeth 

Nicholas  Loch  and 

Barbara 
John  Jacobi  and 

Anna 
Michael  Jost  and 

Maria  Magdalena 
Joseph  Stumpf  and 

Elizabeth 


Children 

Anna  Christina,  b. 

Mar.  1;  bap.  Mar. 

27,  1774 
John  Conrad,  b.  Apr. 

6;  bap.  May  8,  1774 

John  Jacob,  b.  Mar. 
24,  1774;  bap.  May 
8 

Catharine  Elizabeth, 

b.  Apr.  20,  1774; 

bap.  May  8 
Michael,  b.  — ;  bap. 

May  8 
Andrew,  b.  June  28, 

1772;  bap.  — 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Apr.  6,  1774;  bap. 

Henry,  b.  Nov.  27, 

1773;  bap.  — 
George,  b.   Sep.  — , 

1773;  bap.  — 
Catharine,  b.  Mar.  7, 

1774;  bap.  — 
George,  b.  Apr.  23, 

1774;  bap.  — 
Maria  Catharine,  b. 

Apr.  4,  1774;  bap. 

John  "William,  b. 
Mar.  30,  1774;  bap. 

Susanna,  b.  — ,  1774; 

bap.  — 
John,  b.  June  26, 

1774;  bap.  July  31 
John,  b.  — ;  bap, 

July  31,  1774 
Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Apr.  12,  1774;  bap. 

July  31 


Witnesses 

Peter  Scheib  and 
Christina 

John  Conrad  Stenger 
and  Anna  Catha- 
rine 

Jacob  Ruff  and  Anna 
Elizabeth 

Jacob  Leh,  Elizabeth 
Sheib,  single 

parents 

parents 

Michael  Weisel, 
Catharine  Geres, 
single 

Henry  Otto  and  Bar- 
bara 

George  Emig  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Peter  Laux  and  Cath- 
arine 

Anthony  Lerch  and 

Margaret 
Jacob  Fassbenner 

and  Sibylla 

William  Wilhelm 
and  Catharine 

grandmother 

Joseph  Niemand, 
Elizabeth  Eberhart 

John  Ernest  Lincker 
and  Catharine 

John  Stenger,  Cath- 
arine Benner 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


133 


Parents 
Valentine  Wirth  and 

Elizabeth 
Anthony  Lehr  and 

Maria  Catharine 

Jacob  Leh  and  Anna 


Stephen  Groh  and 
Catharine 

Henry  Eckel  and 
Magdalena 


Children 
Christian,  b.  Aug.  17, 

1774;  bap.  — 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

— ;  bap.  — 

John  Peter,  b.  Oct. 
27,  1774;  bap.  Dec. 
4 

Catharine,  b.  — ; 
bap.  Dec.  4,  1774 

Elizabeth,  b.  Nov.  11; 
bap.  Dec.  19,  1774 


Witnesses 

Christian  Kern  and 
Anna  Maria 

Herbert  Lehr,  Maria 
Magdalena  Shu- 
man 

Peter  Stein,  Eliza- 
beth Dege,  single 

Frederick  Stroh- 
schneider  and 
Catharine 

parents 


John  Wambold  and 
Maria  Charlotte 

Emmanuel  Salleti, 
Elizabeth  Kiifer 

Jacob  Huber  and 
wife,  grandparents 

Carl  Geres  and 
Maria  Catharine, 
grandparents 

John  Dedemer,  Eliz- 
abeth Resch,  single 

Elizabeth  Ruhl, 
single 

parents 

Emmanuel  Sallade, 

Elizabeth  Roth. 

single 
Carl  Haas  and 

Elizabeth 
Valentine  Bergstras- 

ser  and  ElizabetU 


Andrew  Heller  and 
Elizabeth 

Henry  Laux  and 
Barbara 

John  Bergstrasser 
and  Anna 

Jacob  Geres  and  Eva 

Michael  Renner  and 
Catharine 

Peter  Ruhl  and 
Sarah 

Peter  Kern  and  Cath- 
arine 

Peter  Laux  and 
Catharine 

Philip  Schambach 
and  Margaret 

Peter  Scheib  and 
Christina 


1775 

Maria  Charlotte,  b. 
— ;  bap.  Apr.  26, 
1775 

Elizabeth,  b.  Jan. 
20,  1775;  bap.  Apr. 
26 

John  Jacob,  b.  Feb. 
9,  1775;  bap.  Apr. 
26 

Maria  Catharine,  b. 

Jan.  3,  1775;  bap. 

May  25 
John,  b.  Apr.  4, 

1775;  bap.  May  25 
Elizabeth,  b.  Mar.  27, 

1775;  bap.  May  25 
Peter,  b.  June  8, 

1775;  bap.  July  2 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

June  11,  1775;  bap. 

July  2 
Elizabeth,  b.  July  5, 

1775;  bap.  July  30 
John  Peter,  b.  July 

19,  1775;  bap.  Aug. 

13 


134 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 
Daniel  Althaus  and 

Anna  Maria 
Daniel  Althaus  and 

Anna  Maria 
John  Vollmer  and 

Maria  Elizabeth 

George  Mill  and 
Elizabeth 

Jacob  Mayer  and 
Barbara 


John  Bibighaus  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

Michael  Weisel  and 
Catharine 

Peter  Lang  and 
Maria 

George  Vollmer  and 
Sophia 

Ludwig  Flack  and 

Barbara 
Ludwig  Fluck,  Anna 

Marg.  Huber 

Stephen  Groh  and 
Catharine 

Caspar  Fluck  and 
wife 

Michael  Weisel  and 
Magdalena 


Children 
Daniel,  b.  Oct.  9. 

1775;  bap.  Nov.  5 
John,  b.  Oct.  9,  1775; 

bap.  Nov.  5 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Oct.  14,  1775;  bap. 

Nov.  5 
Sarah  Magdalena,  b. 

Apr.  4,  1775;  bap. 

Nov.  5 
John  Jacob,  b.  Sept. 

20,  1775;  bap.  Nov. 

19 

1776 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Dec.  27,  1775;  bap. 

Feb.  25,  1776 
Susanna,  b.  Jan.  22; 

Mar.  10,  1776 

Jacob,  b.  Jan.  31; 
bap.  Mar.  10,  1776 

Catharine,  b.  Feb. 
28,  1776;  bap.  Apr. 
7 

Henry,  b.  — ;  bap. 

Apr.  7,  1776 
Anna  Barbara,  b. 

May  8;  bap.  May 

19,  1776 
Michael,  b.  Jan.  30; 

bap.  May  19,  1776 

Christian,  b.  — ;  bap. 

July  28,  1776 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

June  23,  1776;  bap. 

Aug.  11 


"Witnesses 
Jost  Vollmer  and 

Maria  Magdalena 
John  Bibighaus  and 

Maria  Magdalena 
Martin  Scheib,  Jr. 

and  Magdalena 

Peter  Staut  and  wife, 
grandparents 

John  Michael,  Catha- 
rine  Schissler, 
single 


Jacob  Huber,  Maria 
Magdalena  Lang 

Michael  Weisel  and 
Magdalena,  grand- 
parents 

Jacob  Fassbender 
and  wife,  grand- 
parents 

Henry  Ruff,  Catha- 
rine Klincker, 
single 

Henry  Huber  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Philip  Fluck  and 
Anna  Barbara, 
grandparents 

Michael  Haller,  Eva 
Groh,  single 


Jacob  Berndt  and 
Maria 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


135 


Parents 

Henry  Dauty  and 
Anna  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Clemens  and 

Susanna 
Daniel  VoUmer  and 

Elizabeth 
Herbert  Lehr  and 

Maria  Magdalena 


Caspar  Wack  and 
Barbara 

Martin  Sheib,  Jr. 

and  Magdalena 
Philip  Parson  and 

Elizabeth 

Henry  Leh  and  Anna 

Jacob  Ott  and  Han- 
nah 

Henry  Ott  and  Cath- 
arine 

John  Philip  Hed- 
derich  and  wife 

John  Kiifer  and 
Anna  Eva 

Peter  Kern  and 

Catharine 
Frederick  Salatin 

and  Elizabeth 

Michael  Ott  and 
Elizabeth 


Children 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Aug.  3,  1776;  bap. 

bap.  Sep.  29 
Magdalena,  b.  May  7, 

1776;  bap.  — 
Daniel,  b.  Sep.  7, 

1776;  bap.  — 
John  Peter,  b.  Jan. 

2,  1776;  bap.  — 

1777 

John  George,  b.  Mar. 
1;  bap.  Mar.  16, 
1777 

Jacob,  b.  Mar.  18; 

bap.  Apr.  3,  1777 
John  Philip,  b.  Feb. 

25;  bap.  Apr.  6, 

1777 

John,  b.  Mar.  17; 

bap.  May  4,  1777 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Mar.  18;  bap.  May 

4,  1777 
Peter,  b.  Feb.  18; 

bap.  May  4,  1777 
John  Philip,  b.  — ; 

bap.  May  13,  1777 
Eva,  b.  Nov.  20, 1776; 

bap.  June  1,  1777 

Susanna,  b.  Mar.  16; 

bap.  June  2,  1777 
John,  b.  June  1, 

1777;  bap.  July  27, 

Henry,  b.  Mar.  11; 
bap.  Aug.  18,  1777 


Witnesses 

John  Kiifer  and 
Elizabeth,  grand- 
parents 

Valentine  Marsteller 
and  Magdalena 

John  Bibighaus  and 
and  wife 

parents 


George  Wack  and 
Elizabeth,  grand- 
parents 

Jost  Vollmer  and 
Magdalena 

Michael  Schuck  and 
Margaret 

John  Ott  and  Mar- 
garet 

John  Renner  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Peter  Ott  and  Bar- 
bara 
parents 

Arnold  Shuman  and 

Anna  Immel, 

grandparents 
parents 

John  Sallatin  and 
Elizabeth  Geres, 
single 

Henry  Ott  and  Cath- 
arine 


136 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Witnesses 
Peter  Lang  and 
Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Vollmer  and 
Anna  Sibylla 

Matthias  Hartman 
and  Catharine 

George  Emig  and 
wife 

John  Peter  Scheib 

and  wife 
Ludwig  Fluck  and 

Margaret 
Philip  Boehm  and 

Anna  Maria 
Caspar  Nagle  and 

Elizabeth 

John  Ott  and  Mar- 
garet 

John  Klincker  and 
Anna  Maria 

Henry  Dauty  and 

Elizabeth 
Daniel  Althaus  and 

Anna  Maria 

Martin  Scheib  and 

Magdalena 
John  Fassbenner 

and  Barbara 

Henry  Leh  and 
Anna 

John  Kiifer  and 
Anna  Eva 


1778 

Children 
Anna  Magdalena,  b. 

Aug.  8,  1777;  bap. 

Jan.  11,  1778 
Abraham,  b.  Dec.  18, 

1777;  bap.  Jan.  25, 

1778 

Jacob,  b.  Jan.  7;  bap. 

Jan.  25,  1778 
Child,  b.  — ;  bap. 

Feb.  8 
John  Peter,  b.  Feb.  9, 

1778;  bap.  Mar.  8 
John,  b.  Feb.  — , 

1778;  bap.  Mar.  22 
Elizabeth,  b.  Mar.  15, 

1778;  bap.  Mar.  29 
John  George,  b.  Mar. 

15,  1778;  bap.  Apr. 

19 

Jacob,  b.  — ;  bap. 
Apr.  19 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Apr.  6,  1778;  bap. 

Apr.  19 
John,  b.  Mar.  2;  bap. 

John  Martin,  b.  June 
14,  1778;  bap.  July 
12 

Jacob,  b.  June  13, 

1778;  bap.  July  12 
John  Frederick,  b. 

June  1,  1778;  bap. 

Sep.  6 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Aug. 

16,  1778;  bap.  Sep. 

6 

John  Herman,  b. 
Apr.  7,  1778;  bap. 
Sep.  27 


Parents 
Anna  Magdalena 
Stenger,  single 

Abraham  Jost,  Chris- 
tina Vollmer, 
single 

Caspar  Wack  and 
Barbara 


Valentine  Bergstras- 

ser  and  wife 
John  Fluck  and 

Magdalena 
Elizabeth  Jost 

George  Fuhr  and 
wife 

Jacob  Jung,  Eliza- 
beth Sallatin, 
single 

Michael  Jost  and 
wife 

parents 

Martin  Scheib,  Jr. 
and  Maria  Magda- 
lena 

Jacob  Scheib  and 

Catharine 
parents 


Bernard  Danner  and 
Magdalena 

Herbert  Schuhman, 
Catharine  Kiifer, 
single 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


137 


Parents 
Henry  Eckel  and 
Magdalena 


Children 
Catharine,  b.  Aug. 
4,  1778;  bap.  Sep. 
27 


Witnesses 
parents 


Henry  Roth  and 

Catharine 
John  Fluck  and 

Dorothea 
Caspar  Fluck  and 

Elizabeth 

Peter  Staut,  Jr.  and 
Maria  Salome 

Peter  Kern  and  Cath- 
arine 

Peter  Lang,  and 
Anna  Maria 

John  Fluck  and 

Magdalena 
Daniel  FoUmer  and 

Elizabeth 
Henry  Ruber  and 

Anna  Margaret 

Jacob  Schermer  and 

Gertrude 
Ludwig  Fluck  and 

Barbara 
Christian  Beck  and 

Elizabeth 

Michael  Weisel  and 
Catharine 

Caspar  Wack,  minis- 
ter, and  Barbara 


1779 

John,  b.  Jan.  3, 

1779;  bap.  Feb.  25 
Abraham,  b.  Feb.  15 ; 

bap.  Mar.  14,  1779 
Elizabeth,  b.  Dec.  15, 

1778;  bap.  Mar.  16, 

1779 

Elizabeth,  b.  Jan. 
26,  1779;  bap.  Apr. 
4 

Hannah,  b.  Feb.  3, 
1779 ;  bap.  Apr.  4 

Susanna,  b.  Mar.  5, 
1779 ;  bap.  Apr.  25 

Barbara,  b,  — ;  bap. 

Apr.  25 
John,  b.  Apr.  3, 

1779;  bap.  July  4 
John  Jacob,  b.  June 

3,  1779;  bap.  Aug. 

1 

John  b.  May  16, 1779 ; 

bap.  Aug.  1 
Abraham,  b.  ^une  23, 

1779;  bap.  Aug.  14 
Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

June  26,  1779;  bap. 

Aug.  15 
Anna  Magdalena,  b. 

Aug.  21,  1779;  Sep. 

26 

John  Jacob,  b.  Sep. 
8,  1779;  bap.  Sep. 
26 


John  Spruss,  Catha- 
rine Roth,  single 
parents 

parents 


Jacob  Rauch  and 
wife,  grandparents 

parents 

Conrad  Stenger, 
Susanne  Selss, 
single 

Caspar  Wack  and 
Barbara 

Henry  Pfeil  and 
Catharine 

Henry  Huber  and 
Susanna,  grand- 
parents 

William  Wilhelm 
and  Catharine 

parents 

Henry  Leh  and  Han- 
nah 

Michael  Weisel  and 
Anna  Magdalena; 
grandparents 

Jacob  Leydy  and 
Barbara,  grand- 
parents 


138  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 
Ludwig  Fluck  and 
Margaret 

Benjamin  Ott  and 
Magdalena 


John  Bergstrasser 
and  wife 

Henry  Dauty  and 
wife 

John  Adam  Kern 
and  Catharine 

George  Sheib  and 
wife 

John  Klages  and 
Rosina 

Frederick  Gehres 
and  Catharine 

Henry  Leh  and  Han- 
nah 

John  Ott  and  Mar- 
garet 

Adam  Sherer  and 
Magdalena 

Peter  Sheib  and 
Christina 

Matthias  Herman 
and  Maria  Eliza- 
beth 

Martin  Farber  and 

Anna  Maria 
Michael  Jost  and 

Magdalena 

Christian  Hackman 
and  Susanna  Cath- 
arine 


Children 
John  Henry,  b.  Oct. 
24,  1779;  bap.  Nov. 
21 

John,  b,  Nov.  17, 
1779;  bap.  Dec.  5 

1780 

John  Frederick,  b. 
— ;  bap.  Jan.  30, 
1780 

Child,  b.  — ;  bap. 

Jan.  30 
John,  b.  Dec.  15, 

1779;  bap.  Feb.  13 
Anna  Catharine,  b. 

bap.  Feb.  13,  1780 
Valentine,  b.  Jan. 

16;   bap.  Feb.  21, 

1780 

Elizabeth,  b.  Jan.  1, 

1780;  bap.  Mar.  26 
Hannah,  b.  Apr.  21, 

1780;  bap.  May  20 
John,  b.  Mar.  26, 

1780;  bap.  May  20 
Jacob,  b.  Mar.  13, 

1780;  bap.  July  2 
George,  b.  June  23, 

1780;  bap.  July  23 
Benjamin,  b.  Oct.  15, 

1780;  bap.  Dec.  4 

1781 

Jacob,  b.  Nov.  12, 
1779;  bap.  Jan.  8 

Susanna,  b.  Mar.  14, 
1781;  bap.  May  13 

Sarah,  b.  Sep.  12, 
17S0;  bap.  Aug.  5 


Witnesses 
Henry  Huber  and 
Susanna,  grand- 
parents 
John  Ott  and  Mar- 
garet 


John  Benner  and 
wife 

Martin  Sheib,  Jr. 
and  wife 

Valentine  Klages 
and  Catharine, 
grandparents 

Joseph  Muffle,  Cath- 
arine Gehres 
parents 

John  Fluck  and  Dor- 
othea 
parents 

George  Sheib  and 

Juliana 
Benjamin  Siegel  and 

Maria  Charlotte 


Jacob  Lutz,  Eliza- 
beth Braun,  single 

Philip   Stein,  Eliza- 
beth Klinckhard, 
single 

Emmanuel  Ott, 
Marie  Barbara 
Reeser 


Entries  made  by  Messrs.  Faber  and  Ingold  in  178: 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


139 


Parents 

John  Bibighaus  and 
Maria  Ivlagdalena 

Frederick  Wack^^ 
and  Elizabeth 

Henry  Dauti^* 

Jacob  Nes3* 

John  Qtt3* 

David  Vollmer^* 

Henry  Huper^* 

John  Henig^^ 


Emmanuel  Salate^' 

and  wife 
Emmanuel  Salate^s 

and  wife 
Peter  Staut^s  and 

wife 

Samuel  Fuhrmann^s 
and  Catharine 


Children 
Henry32,  b.  Aug.  2, 

1781;  bap.  Aug.  26 
John  George,  b.  Jan. 

10;   bap.  Feb.  21, 

1782 

Petrus,  b.  Nov.  22, 
1781 

Elizabeth,  b.  Apr.  29, 
1781 

Elizabeth,  b.  Apr.  13, 
1782 

Jacob,  b.  Mar.  15, 
1781 

Philip,  b.  July  20, 
1782 

(1)  Jacob,  b.  Mar.  2, 
1774 

(2)  Sarah,  b.  Mar. 
11,  1776 

(3)  Abraham,  b.  Feb. 
10,  1778 

(4)  Philip,  b.  Dec.  1, 
1779 

(5)  Esther,  b.  Mar. 
15,  1782 

Elizabeth,  b.  June 

13,  1778 
Susanna,  b.  Mar.  29, 

1781 

Petrus,  b.  July  25, 
1782 

Elizabeth,  b.  Jan.  18, 
1781;  bap.  on  East- 
er 


Witnesses 

Henry  Pfeil  and 
Anna  Catharine 

John  George  Scheiw 
[Sheib]  and  Juli- 
ana 

parents 

Henry  Berge,  Eliza- 
beth Fluck 
Michael  Ott 

parents 

Philip  Kern 


Andrew  Heller  and 
Elizabeth 


32  This  is  the  Reformed  minister,  Rev.  Henry  Bibighaus,  1781-1851. 
It  is  the  last  entry  made  by  Caspar  Wack. 

33  Entry  made  by  an  unskilled  hand. 

34  These  entries  were  made  by  an  unknown  hand,  though  evidently  a 
minister.    It  was  perhaps  John  Theob.  Faber. 

35  These  eight  entries  were  made  by  John  Theo.  Faber. 
38  This  entry  was  made  by  John  Wm,  Ingold, 


140 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


[6.    BAPTISMS  BY  REV.  JOHN  THEOBALD  FABER,  1782-1784.} 


Children  who  were  baptized  by  me,  John  Theobald  Faber,  in  the 
year  1782. 


Parents 
Frederick  Geres  and 
wife 

Conrad  Mittman  and 
wife 

William  Wilhelm 
and  wife 

John  Geres  and  wife 


Valentine  Wirth  and 
wife 

Peter  Scheib  and 
wife 

Jost  FoUmer  and 

wife 
Samuel  Furman 

and  wife 

Ludwig  Benner  and 
wife 

Caspar  Fluck  and 
wife 

George  Scheib  and 
wife 


Children 
Elizabeth,  b.  Mar. 

24;  bap.  July  28 
John,  b.  Apr.  28; 

bap.  July  28 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

July  2;  bap.  July 

28 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

July  5;  bap.  Aug. 

18,  1782 
John  Laux,  b.  Aug. 

22,  1776 

Henry  Laux,  b.  Apr. 

23,  1778 

Daniel  Laux,  b.  Jan. 

1,  1780 
Jacob  Laux,  b.  Dec. 

12,  1782 
John  Adam,  b.  Sep. 

14;   bap.   Oct.  20, 

1782 

Martin,  b.  Oct.  8; 

bap.  Nov.  10,  1782 
Susai  na,  b.  Sep.  30; 

bap.  Nov.  10,  1782 
John  Jacob,  b.  Oct. 

22;  bap.  Dec.  1, 

1782 

Catharine,  b.  Sep. 
26;  bap  Dec.  1, 
1782 

Elizabeth,  b.  Nov. 
15;  bap.  Jan.  1, 
1783 

John  Peter,  b.  Nov. 
30,  1782;  bap.  Jan. 
12,  1783 


Witnesses 
Michael  Weisel  and 
wife 

John  Fluck  and  wife 
Elizabeth  Dorflinger 


parents 


Adam  Magel,  Eliza- 
beth Kraemer 

Martin  Scheib  and 
wife 

Ludwig  Benner  and 

wife 
Jacob  Rodt 


Peter  Benner 


Elizabeth  Fluck 


Peter  Scheib  and 
wife 


 r_ 

;  ;  f 


1  v^;^ 


\  W«  (7 


Baptismal  entries  by  the  Rev 


John  Theobald  Faber,  begun  July  28.  1782. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


141 


Parents 

Daniel  Althaus  and 
wife 

Henry  Lehe  and 
wife 

Peter  Kern  and  wife 

Christian  Fluck  and 
wife 

Peter  Ott  and  wife 


George  Diemer  and 
wife 

George  Scheib  and 
wife 

Christian  Kern  and 
wife 

Nicholas  Geres  and 

wife 
John  Fluck  and 

wife 

John  Fassbenner 

and  wife 
Michael  Ott  and 

wife 

Henry  Roth  and  wife 

Jacob  Edelman  and 
wife 

Christian  Hehl  and 
wife 

Henry  Lanx  and 
wife 

Abraham  Seller  and 
wife 

Matthew  Hauskipper 
and  wife 


Children 

Anna  Maria,  b.  Dec. 

5,  1782;  bap.  Jan. 

16.  1783 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Nov.  13,  1782;  bap. 

Mar.  16,  783 
John,  b.   Jan.  6, 

1783;  bap.  Mar.  16 
Elizabeth,  b.  Mar.  7, 

783;  bap.  Mar.  26 
Frederick,  b.  Nov. 

10,  1782;  bap.  Mar. 

29,  1783 
Hannah,  b.  July 

1780;  bap.  — ,  1783 
Elizabeth,  b.  Mar.  14, 

1783;  bap.  Apr.  6 
Christian,  b.  Mar.  15, 

1783;  bap.  Apr.  6 
Susanna,  b.  Mar.  1, 

1783;  bap.  Apr.  27 
Henry,  b.  Apr.  17; 

bap.  May  18,  1783 
John  Peter,  b.  Mar. 

20;  May  18,  1783 
Elizabeth,  b.  Feb.  7; 

bap.  May  29,  1783 
Petrus,  b.  May  8; 

bap.  June  29,  1783 
John,  b.  June  1 ;  bap. 

June  29,  1783 
Jacobus,  b.  Mar.  21; 

bap,  June  29,  1783 
Catharine,  b.  May  4; 

bap.  July  20,  1783 
Sarah,  b.  Aug.  10; 

bap.  May  26,  1783 
Matthew,  b.  Apr.  14, 
1781;  bap.  Aug.  18, 
1783 


Witnesses 

Martin  Sheib  and 
wife 

Jacob  Allen  and  wife 


parents 

Elizabeth  Fluck 
parents 

Philip  Kern  and 
wife 

Christian  Kern  and 
wife 

Christian  Kern  and 
wife 

Jos.  Leer  and  wife 

Henry  Ott  and  wife 

Peter  Scheib  and 
wife 

Adam  Drach  and 
wife 

Peter  Benner,  Mag- 
dalena  Ott 

John  Benner,  Bar- 
bara Bergstrasser 

Jacob  Laux,  Magda- 
lena  Breian 

Jonas  [?]  Jost  and 
wife 

parents 

parents 


142 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 

Morris  Debi  and 
wife 

Benjamin  Ott  and 
wife 

Philip  Nais  and  wife 


Peter  Mickli  and 
wife 

Emmanuel  Salate 
and  wife 

Peter  Kiefer  and 
wife 

Jacob  Salate  and 
wife 

Michael  Rohr  and 
wife 

Henry  Eckel  and 
wife 

Martin  Scheib  and 
wife 

Henry  Ott  and  wife 


Joseph  Lehr  and 
wife 

Jacob  Mayer  and 
wife 


John  Bergstrasser 
and  wife 


Children 

Catharine,  b.  June 
17,  1783;  bap.  Aug. 
18 

Jacobus,  b.  July  9, 
1783;  bap.  Aug.  31 

Magdalena,  b.  Aug. 
3,  1783;  bap.  Oct. 
12 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

July  17,  1783;  bap. 

Oct.  12 
Catharine,  b.  June 

25,  1783;  bap.  Oct. 
12 

Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

Aug,  7,  1783;  bap. 

Oct.  12 
Peter,  b.  Sep.  24, 

1783;  bap.  Nov.  23 
John  Michael,  b.  Dec. 

24,  1782;  bap.  Nov. 

26,  1783 
Henry,  b.  Oct.  7, 

1783;  bap.  Dec.  14, 
1783 

Daniel,  b.  Sep.  21; 

bap.  Dec.  14,  1783 
Maria  Margaret,  b. 

Sep.  17;  bap.  Dec. 

14,  1783 

John,  b.  Oct.  8,  1783; 

bap.  Dec.  14 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Nov,  21,  1783;  bap. 

Dec.  26 

1784 

Catharine,  b,  Dec. 
12,  1783;  bap.  Feb. 

15,  1784 


Witnesses 

Matthew  Hauskipper 
and  wife 

Jacob  Aim,  Eliza- 
beth Ott 
John  Fluck  and  wife 


John  Ott  and  wife 


John  Salate  and  wife 


John  George  Lang, 
Catharine  Rieser 

Peter  Laux,  Hannah 

Eckel 
John  Michael 

Schmeck  and  wife 

parents 


Daniel  Follmer, 

Anna  Maria  Mayer 
John  Ott  and  wife 


parents 

John  Follmer,  Maria 
Elizabeth  Klinger 


Caspar  Fluck  and 
wife 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


143 


Parents 

John  Klincker  and 
wife 

Andrew  Alms  and 
wife 

Conrad  Mittman 
and  wife 

John  Reis  and  wife 

Jacob  Nes  and  wife 

Michael  Weisel  and 
wife 


Children 

John,  b.  Dec.  25, 
1783;  bap.  Feb.  15, 
1784 

Henry,  b.  Jan.  25; 

bap.  Feb.  15,  1784 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Jan.  12;  bap.  Mar. 

7,  1784 
Catharine,  b.  Dec. 

14,  1783;  bap.  Mar. 

28 

Sarah,  b.  Aug.  12, 

1783;  bap.  Mar. 

28,  1784 
Eva,  b.  Dec.  22, 

1783;  bap.  Mar.  28, 

1784 


Witnesses 

George  Scheib  and 
wife 

Henry  Hertzel, 

Christina  Giesse 
parents 

John  Schaub,  Mar- 
garet Kern 

Henry  Laux  and 
wife 

Adam  Drach  and 
wife 


All  these  were  baptized  before  the  last  Coetus.  Now  begins  a 
new  report. 


Parents 
Peter  Ott  and  wife 


Henry  Leh  and  wife 

Andrew  Jiingling 
and  wife 

Cornelius  Ottenin 
and  wife 


1784 

Children 
Maria  Catharine,  b. 

Feb.  8;  bap.  Apr. 

18,  1784 
Maria  Susanna,  b. 

Mar.  7;  bap.  May 

9,  1784 
Abraham,  b.  Dec.  11, 

1783;  bap.  May  9, 

1784 

Anna  Maria^^,  b. 
Feb.  15,  1784;  bap. 
June  20 


"Witnesses 
Frederick  Laux  and 
wife 

Jacob  Aim  and  wife 

Jos.  Stump  and  wife 

Daniel  Follmer, 
Maria  Kllnger 


37  This  is  the  last  baptism  of  Faber. 


144  ^^^^  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

THE  TOHICKON  REFORMED  CHURCH  RECORDS 

VOLUME  II,  17S4-1S69 

The  second  volume  of  the  Tohickon  Reformed  church  records  is 
a  large,  leather-bound,  folio  volume,  12%  by  8V4,  inches  in  size.  It 
has  at  present  (1924)  182  leaves  or  364  pages,  many  of  which  are 
blank.  The  title  page  of  the  record,  entered  by  the  Rev.  John  Theo- 
bald Faber,  reads  as  follows,  in  an  English  translation: 

"Church  Record  of  the  Reformed  Congregation,  on  the 
Dohicke,  which  was  begun  by  me,  John  Theobald  Faber,  at 
present  pastor.   In  this  church  record  were  recorded: 

(1)  The  baptized  children. 

(2)  The  married  couples. 

(3)  The  buried  members. 

(4)  The  confirmed  members. 

Anno  1784,  the  4th  of  July." 

In  accordance  with  this  statement  of  Faber  the  contents  of  the 
record  is  as  follows: 

I.    BAPTISMS:  Pages  in  original: 


1. 

33  by  John  Theobald  Faber, 

1784-1786, 

pp. 

3-5 

2. 

7  by  John  Michael  Kern, 

1787-1788, 

pp. 

5-6 

3. 

40  by  John  William  Ingold, 

1788-1790, 

pp. 

6-9 

4. 

240  by  Nicholas  Pomp, 

1790-1797, 

pp. 

11-30 

5. 

477  by  Jacob  Senn, 

1799-1817, 

pp. 

31-68 

6. 

8  by  supply, 

1817-1818, 

p. 

68 

7. 

214  by  John  A.  Strassburger, 

1818-1852, 

pp. 

69-88 

8. 

32  by  Peter  S.  Fisher, 

1864-1869, 

pp. 

89-92 

1051  baptisms. 


II.  MARRIAGES: 


1. 

3  by  John  Michael  Kern, 

1787-1788, 

p. 

170 

2. 

7  by  John  William  Ingold, 

1788-1790, 

p. 

170 

3. 

59  by  Nicholas  Pomp, 

1790-1797, 

pp. 

235-237 

4. 

481  by  Jacob  Senn. 

1799-1817, 

pp. 

238-251 

5. 

1217  by  John  A.  Strassburger, 

1818-1855, 

pp. 

251-291 

1766  marriages. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


145 


III.  BURIALS: 

1.  19  by  John  Theobald  Faber, 

2.  3  by  John  Michael  Kern, 

3.  10  by  John  William  Ingold, 

4.  47  by  Nicholas  Pomp, 

5.  270  by  Jacob  Senn, 

6.  961  by  John  A.  Strassburger, 

1310  barials. 

IV.  CATECHUMENS: 

1.  36  of  John  W.  Ingold, 

2.  58  of  Nicholas  Pomp, 

3.  352  ot  Jacob  Senn, 

4.  296  ot  John  A.  Strassburger, 

(also  11  communicants) 

742  catechumens. 


Pages  in  original: 

1784-1786,  pp.  214 

1787,  p.  215 

1788-1790,  p.  215 

1790-1797,  pp.  217-219 

1799-1817,  pp.  345-355 

1818-1854,  pp.  355-364 
pp.  316-336 


1788,  p.  117 

1791-1797,  pp.  118-125 

1800-1816,  pp.  121,126-131 

1819-1827,  pp.  132-141 


[6.    BAPTISMS  BY  THE  REV.  JOHN  THEOBALD  FABER, 
JULY  1784-APRIL  1786.] 


Those  children 
in  the  year  1784: 

Dates 
b.  May  19 
bap.  July  4 

b.  July  4 
bap.  Aug.  1 
b.  June  16 
bap.  Aug.  1 

b.  Feb.  28 
bap.  Aug.  24 
b.  July  15 
bap.  Aug.  28 
b.  Aug.  14 
bap.  Sept.  12 


who  were  baptized  by  me,  John  Theobald  Faber, 


Children 
Catharine 
Elizabeth 

Magdalena 

Frederick 

Margaret 
Catharine 
John  Philip 


Parents 
Adam  Kern  and 
wife 

Fred.  Geres  and 

wife 
Daniel  Althaus 

and  wife 

Jacob  Ort  and 

wife 
Jacob  Dege  and 

wife 
John  Fluck  and 

wife 


Sponsors 
Catharine  Eliza- 
beth Hunsch- 
berger 
John  Hellebach, 

Anna  Bibighaus 
Daniel  FoUmer, 
Barbara  Lucin 
[Lutz] 
Catherine  Bam 

[Boehm] 
parents 

Philip  Neis  and 
wife 


146 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Dates 
b.  Sept,  28 
bap.  Oct.  23 
b.  Oct.  22 
bap.  Dec.  5 
b.  Nov.  20 
bap.  Dec.  26 


Children 
Maria  Mag- 

dalena 
John 

John 


Parents 
John  Ott  and 

wife 
John  Fluck  and 

wife 
George  Scheib 

and  wife 


Sponsors 
Peter  Mickli  and 

wife 
John  Ott  and 

wife 
Christian  Kern 

and  wife 


Dates 
b.  Aug.  18, 1784 
bap.  Jan.  8, 1785 
b.  Jan.  15,1782 
bap.  Jan.  8,1785 
b.  May  25, 1784 
bap.  Jan.  8, 1785 
b.  Oct.  24, 1784 
bap.  Jan.  15, 1785 
b.  Apr.  26, 1784 
bap.  Jan.  15, 1785 
b.  Sept.  15, 1784 
bap.  Jan.  16, 1785 
b.  Dec,  18, 1784 
bap.  Mar.  20, 1785 
b.  Jan.  21, 1785 
bap.  Mar.  20, 1785 
b.  May.  20, 1785 
bap.  July  3, 1785 
b.  May  16, 1785 
bap.  July  3, 1785 
b.  Feb.  5. 1785 
bap.  July  4,1785 
b.  Aug.  14, 1785 
bap.  Sep.  4, 1785 
b.  Sep.  4, 1785 
bap.  Nov.  11, 1785 
b.  Sep.  13, 1785 
bap.  Nov.  6, 1785 


Children 
Hannah 

Elizabeth 

Christina 

Salome 

Elizabeth 

Maria  Cath- 
arine 
Catharine 

Daniel 

Philip 

John 

Maria  Char- 
lotte 
John 

Frederick 

Maria  Bar- 
bara 


1785 

Parents 
Caspar  Fluck 

and  wife 
Caspar  Fluck 

and  wife 
Peter  Ruhl  and 

wife 
Peter  Staut 

Daniel  Staut 

John  Feige  and 

wife 
Peter  Mickli 

and  wife 
Peter  Ott  and 

wife 
Christian  Fluck 

and  wife 
Caspar  Fluck 

and  wife 
Samuel  Furman 

and  wife 
Peter  Scheib 

and  wife 
  Croner  and 

wife 
Conrad  Witt- 

man^s  and 

wife 


Sponsors 
parents 

parents 

parents 

parents 

parents 

John  Stump,  Cath- 
arine Leer 

Henry  Keller, 
Catharine  Reck 

Michael  Ott  and 
wife 

Philip  Fluck,  Eliz. 

Schelleberger 
George  Bergstras- 

ser  and  wife 
Jacob  Roth  and 

wife 

John  Fassbenner 

and  wife 
Michael  Ott  and 

wife 

Henry  Bernt  and 
wife 


38  The  original  reads  plainly  Wittman,  but  probably  mispeiled  for 
Mittman,  see  Feb.  24,  1788. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


147 


Dates 
b.  Aug.  20, 1785 
bap.  Jan.  8, 1786 
b.  Dec.  8, 1785 
bap.  Jan.  29, 1786 
b.  Mar.  2, 1785 
bap.  Feb,  28, 1786 
b.  Dec.  10, 1785 
bap.  Mar.  12, 1786 
b.  Dec.  12, 1785 
bap.  Mar.  12, 1786 
b.  Oct.  11, 1785 
bap.  Apr.  11, 1786 
b.  Mar.  15, 1786 
bap.  Apr.  23, 1786 
b.  Dec.  14, 1785 
bap.  Apr.  23, 1786 
b.  Oct.  7, 178639 
bap.  Nov.  3 
b.  May  28, 1787*o 
bap.  Aug.  12 


Children 
John 

John  Daniel 
John 

Magdalena 

Jacobus 

Hannah 

Sarah 

Magdalena 

Susanna 

John 


1786 

Parents 
Jacob  Bucher 

and  wife 
Arnold  Haupt 

and  wife 
George  Weisel 

and  wife 
John  Reis  and 

and  wife 
Isaac  Gerhard 

and  wife 
Abraham  Baal 

wife 
John  Ott  and 

wife 
Michael  Ott  and 

wife 
Adam.  Kern  and 

Catharine 
George  Roeser, 

Anna  Mar- 
garet 


Sponsors 
John  Eckel 

Henry  Drach  and 

wife 
parents 

John  Lutz  and 

wife 
Jacob  Alem  and 

wife 
Christian  Fluck 

and  wife 
Henry  Ott  and 

wife 
John  Fluck  and 

wife 
Jacob  Wenhold 

and  Susanna 
Frederick  Kern, 

Apollonia  Roes- 


[7.    BAPTISMS  BY  THE  REV.  JOHN  MICHAEL  KERN, 
MAY  1787  TO  FEBRUARY  24,  1788.] 
1787 

b.    Anna  Cath-    Peter  Staut  and   George  Wlttemay- 

bap.  May  16  arine  Maria  Salome      er  and  Catha- 

rine 

b.  Nov.  19, 1786    Ludwig  Weyl  parents 

bap.  May  30  and  Anna 

During  the  ministry  of  John  Michael  Kern,  V.D.M.  the  following 
were  baptized: 

1788 

b.  Oct.  10, 1787       Henry  Peter  Scheib        Henry  Trumbor 

bap,  Jan.  1, 1788  and  Christina       and  Hannah 


39  This  baptism  was  entered  by  the  Rev.  Frederick  Delliker. 

40  Entered  by  the  Lutheran  pastor,  the  Rev.  Conrad  Roeller. 


148 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Dates 
b.  Dec.  16,1787 
bap.  Jan.  6, 1788 

b.  

bap.  Feb.  3 
b.  Apr.  5, 1786 
bap.  Feb,  3 


b.  Sep.  8,  [1787] 
bap.  Feb.  24 

[1788] 
b.  Feb.  12, 17 
bap.  May  1 


Children 
Frederick 

Maria  Eliza- 
beth 
Elizabeth 


Parents 
John  Fluck  and 

Dorothea 
■        Jacobi  and 

wife 
Jacob  Trumbor 

and  Magda- 

lena 


John  George  Conrad  Mid- 
mann  and 
Elizabeth 
788*^    John  Samuel  Fuhr- 

mann  and 
Catharine 


Sponsors 
Frederick  Fluck 
Catharine 


Philip  Fluck, 
Elizabeth  Kern, 
daughter  of 
Peter  Kern 

Matthew  Hart- 
man  and  Cath- 
arine 

John  Seller  and 
Anna  Maria 


[8.    BAPTISMS  BY  THE  REV.  JOHN  WILLIAM  INGOLD, 
JULY  1788-JUNE  1790.] 


Children  who 
tor  pro  tem. 

Dates 
b.  Apr.  16, 1788 
bap.  July  6 

b.  May  31, 1788 
bap.  July  6 
b.  June  30, 1788 
bap.  July  27 

b.  Aug.  5, 1788 
bap.  Sept.  28 

b.  Apr.  20, 1788 
bap.  Sept.  28 
b.Aug.  25,1788 
bap.  Sept.  28 

b.  Mar.  28, 1788 
bap,  Sep.  28 


were  baptized  by  me,  John  William  Ingold,  Pas- 


Children 
Philip 


Hannah 
Susanna 


Anna  Mar- 
garet 

Anna  Maria 

John  Jacob 


Elizabeth 


Parents 
Caspar  Fluck, 
Catharine 

Philip  Neiss, 

Elizabeth 
Henry  Weisser, 

Eva 

John  Fassbend- 
er  and  Bar- 
bara 

Peter  Lang, 
Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Berger 
and  Maria 
Catharine 

Ludwig  Benner 
and  Gertrude 


Sponsors 

Philip  Fluck,  Eliz- 
abeth Jacobi, 
single 

John  Leidi  and 
Elizabeth 

Philip  Schelle- 
berger  and  Sus- 
anna 

Henry  Paul  and 
Anna  Margaret 

George  Weissel 
and  Anna  Maria 

Henry  Berger, 
and  Elizabeth 


Susanna 
c  ingle 


Giesse, 


41  Entered  by  Rev.  John  W.  Ingold. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


149 


Dates 

b.  Aug.  31 
bap.  Oct.  19 

b.  Jan.  S,  1787 
bap.  Oct.  21 
b.  Sept.  22 
bap.  Nov.  8 


Children 
John  George 

Sarah 

Maria  Mag- 
dalena 


b.  Aug.  8, 1788 
bap.  Nov.  9 
b.Oct.  29, 17SS 
bap.  Nov.  9 

b.  Sep.  27, 1788 
bap.  Dec.  14 

b.  June  27, 1786 
bap.  Oct.  30, 1788 
b.  July  23, 1788 
bap.  Oct.  30, 1788 
b.  June  18, 1788 
bap.  Aug.  17 


Samuel 

Maria  Mag- 
dalena 

Catharine 
Elizabeth 

William 

Frederick 

Samuel 


Parents 

ueonhard  Weid- 

ner  and  Maria 

Elizabeth 
tienry  Merkel 

and  Elizabeth 
John  Hedderich 

and  Catharine 


John  Ott  and 
Margaret 

Michael  Kolp 
and  Magda- 
lena 

Andrew  Trom- 
bor  and  Mar- 
garet 

George  Peiffer 
and  Eva 

same 


Sponsors 

Leonard  Hinckel 
and  Maria  Eliz- 
abeth 
Jacob  Ruhl  and 

Maria  Apollonia 
John  Benner  and 
Maria  Magda- 
lena,  the  grand- 
parents 
John  Fluck  and 

Magdalena 
John  Fluck  and 
Maria  Magda- 
lena 
Cath.  Elizabeth 
Hundschberger, 
grandmother 
parents 

same 


George  Weissel    Michael  Weissel 
and  Elizabeth      and  Catharine 


b»  Nov.  5, 1788 
bap.  Feb.  12, 1789 
b.  Aug.  24, 1788 
bap.  Feb.  12,1789 

b.  Jan.  10, 1789 
bap.  Apr.  5 
b.  Feb.  7, 1789 
bap.  Apr.  13 
b.  Feb.  5, 1789 
bap.  Apr.  18 
b.  Oct.  16, 1788 
bap.  Apr.  26 
b.  June  27, 1788 
bap.  Apr.  26 


Henry 


John  Jacob 


John 


Jacob 


John  Henry 


John 


Conrad 


1789 

John  Beringer, 

Elizabeth 
Henry  Jansen, 

Elizabeth 

Andrew  Algerd, 
Magdalena 

Adam  Kern, 
Catharine 

Jacob  Deh,  Mag- 
dalena 

Martin  Scheib, 
Magdalena 

Daniel  Althaus, 
Juliana 


Henry  Beringer 

and  Maria 
John  Jacob  Leh, 

Catharine  Braz, 

single 
Philip  Wemmer 

and  Catharine 
Jacob  Wenhold 

and  Susanna 
parents 

John  Mayer.  Cath- 
arine VoUmer 

John  Peil,  Mar- 
garet 


I 


150 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Dates 


bap.  June  6 
b.  Jan.  6, 1789 
bap.  June  6 
b.  Jan.  14, 1789 
bap.  June  7 

b.  June  11,1789 
bap.  July  19 
b.  June  1, 1789 
bap.  July  19 

b.  Mar.  27, 1789 
bap.  July  19 

b.  June  27, 1789 
bap.  Aug.  9 
b.  July  7, 1789 
bap.  Aug.  30 

b.  Aug.  10, 1789 
bap.  Sep.  20 
b.  July  27, 17S9 
bap.  Sep.  20 
b.  May  29. 1789 
bap.  Oct.  10 
b.  Sep.  4, 1789 
bap.  Oct.  11 

b.  Oct.  17, 1789 
bap.  Nov.  1 
b.  Aug.  24, 1787 
[bap.  Nov.  1] 

b.  Oct.  14, 1789 
bap.  Dec.  6 


b.  Jan.  20, 1790  Isaac 
bap.  June  3 

b.  Mar.  12, 1789  Anna  Bar- 
bap.  June  3, 1790  bara 


Children 
Peter 

Anna  Maria 
Frederick 

John 

John  Henry 

John  Peter 

Tobias 
Anna  Maria 

Samuel 
Samuel 
Jost 

John  Peter 
Carl 

Catharine 
John . 


Parents 
Daniel  Staut, 

Sibylla 
Peter  Staut,  Sa- 
lome 
Valentine  Geres, 
Charlotte 

Philip  Kern, 
Catharine 
Henry  Fassben- 
ner,  Catharine 

George  Reser, 
Anna  Mar- 
garet 

John  Fluck, 
Dorothea 

Balthaser  Stein- 
bach,  Anna 
Maria 

Philip  Fluck, 
Elizabeth 

Jacob  Salate, 
Barbara 

Jost  Vollmer, 
Elizabeth 

John  Fluck  and 
Magdalena 

Christian  Fluck, 

Hannah 
Christian  Fluck, 

Hannah 

Nicholas  Riegel, 
Catharine 

1790 

Caspar  Fluck, 

Elizabeth 
Jacob  Trombor, 

Magdalena 


Sponsors 
parents 

John  Geres  and 
Elizabeth 

Michael  Weissel, 
Jr.  and  Catha- 
rine 

John  Fluck  and 
Magdalena 

John  Fluck,  Maria 
Fassbenner, 
single 

Peter  Kern,  Cath- 
arine, grand- 
parents 

Caspar  Fluck  and 
Catharine 

Adam  Lizeberger 
and  Anna  Maria 

Conrad  Jacobi  and 

Hannah 
John  Ott  and 

Margaret 
parents 

Matthias  Hart- 
man  and  Catha- 
rine 

Carl  Leidi  and 
Catharine 

Matthias  Hart- 
mann  and  Cath- 
arine 

John  Dreissbach, 
Elizabeth  Rie- 
gel, single 

parents 
parents 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


[9.    BAPTISMS         THE  REV.  NICHOLAS  POMP. 

JUNE  1790-SEPT.  1797.] 

N  Pomp,  having  been  called  to  Tohickon  and  having  accepted 
the 'congregations  of  Indianfield  and  Tohickon,  entered  upon  his 
work  at  Tohickon  on  the  first  of  August  in  the  year  1790,  and  con- 
tinued this  book  in  the  following  order: 


Dates 

Children 

b.  Apr.  22 

Philip 

bap.  June  3 

b.  July  14 

Joseph 

bap.  Aug.  22 

b.  Aug.  20 

Samuel 

bap.  Oct.  3 

b.  Aug.  8 

Samuel 

bap.  Oct.  3 

b.  Aug.  8 

Samuel 

bap.  OcL  3 

b.  June  10 

Susanna 

bap.  Oct.  3 

b.  Aug.  18 

Maria-Bar- 

bap. Sep.  7 

bara 

b.  Oct.  10, 1790 

Catharine 

bap.  Dec.  5 

b.  Sept.  18 

William 

bap.  Dec.  5 

b.  Dec.  2 

Andrew 

bap.  Dec.  25 

b.  14  yrs.  this 

Hannah 

mo. 

bap.  Dec.  26 

1790 

P- 
sp. 
p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 
sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p- 

sp. 

p- 

sp. 


Parents  and  Sponsors 
Peter  Scheib  and  Christina 
Philip  Neiss  and  wife 
Daniel  Sallaty  and  Maria  Bar- 
bara 

Jacob  Sallaty  and  wife 
Jacob  Berger  and  Catharine 
Adam  Labach  and  wife 
Leonard  Weidner  and  Christina 

Isaac  Gerhard  and  Magdalena 
Samuel  Brod,  Susanna  Mayer 
Henry  Huber  and  Catharine 
Nicholas  Weickert  and  wife 
Philip  Neiss  and  Elizabeth 
Peter  Scheib  and  wife 
Caspar  Plug  and  Catharine 

Jacob  Ott  and  Magdalena 
Philip  Muth  and  wife 
Andrew  Trombaur  and  Mar- 
-  garet 

Her  grandfather,  Isaac  Hunds- 
berger,  her  mother,  Barbara 
Hundsberger 


b.  Dec.  24, 1790  Elizabeth 
bap.  Feb.  5 

b.  Nov.  21,  1790  Henry 
bap.  Feb.  6 


1791 

p.  Christian  Ruhl  and  Johanna 
sp.  Jacob  Ruhl  and  wife 

p.  Nicholas  Frantz  and  Christini 
sp.  Henry  Kramer  and  wife 


J 


152  The  Pcnnsylvania-Gcrmayi  Society. 


Dates 

Children 

Parents  and  Sponsors 

b.  July  4,  l«  89 

Magdalena 

P- 

JOnn   oCIlduU   dliU.  iVlctgUa.iCiJ.a 

bap.  Feb.  6 

sp. 

William  Wilhelm 

b.  Oct.  y,  1  «yu 

John  Peter 

P- 

William  Heft  and  Maria  Sarah 

bap.  Mar.  3 

sp. 

Peter  Heft  and  wife 

b.  Dec.  24, 1790 

Elizabeth 

p. 

Christian  Ruhl  and  Johanna 

bap.  Feb.  5 

sp. 

Jacob  Ruhl  and  wife 

b.  Feb.  5 

Elias 

p. 

John  Fluck  and  Dorothea 

bap.  Mar.  20 

sp.  parents 

b.  Mar.  4 

Veronica 

p. 

Samuel  Fuhrmann  and  Catha- 

bap. Apr.  25 

rine 

sp. 

Jacob  Roth  and  Veronica 

b.  Oct.  9 

Martha 

p. 

Cornelius  Uttenne  and  Hannah 

bap.  Apr.  19 

sp. 

Anna  Elizabeth  Beyscher 

b.  Feb.  16 

Salomon 

p. 

Jacob  Riegel  and  Mary 

bap.  May  1 

sp. 

b.  Mar.  22 

Juliana 

p. 

Henry  Heft  and  Ev^a 

bap.  May  1 

sp. 

George  Scheib  and  wife 

b.  Mar.  2S 

John  George 

p- 

Henry  Weissel  and  Eva 

bap.  Apr.  10 

sp. 

George  Scheib  and  wife 

b.  Mar.  5 

Jacob 

p- 

Nicholas  Riegel  and  Catharine 

bap.  

sp. 

Jacob  Wiltanger  and  Magd. 

Dreisbach 

b.  Mar.  22,  li91 

Margaret 

p. 

Emmanuel  Sallaty  and  Magda- 

bap. May  22 

lena 

sp. 

John  Ott  and  Margaret  Dieder 

b.  Jan.  17, 1791 

Barbara 

p. 

John  Schwartz  and  Anna  Mar- 

bap. May  22 

garet 

sp. 

Michael  Diederle  and  wife 

b.  Jan.  14 

Anna  Eliza- 

p. 

George  Resener  and  Anna  Mar- 

bap. June  11 

beth 

garet 

b.  Apr,  19 

Anna  Maria 

sp. 

p- 

John  Honig  and  Anna  Maria 

bap.  June  12 

sp. 

Leonard  Hinckel  and  wife 

V»     TT'^K  OA 

D,  r  eD.  <:U 

iuicnaei 

p. 

Daniel  Althaus  and  Juliana 

bap.  June  12 

sp. 

Michael  Kolb  and  wife 

b.  May  S,  1791 

John 

p. 

Benjamin  Jacoby  and  Maria 

bap.  June  12 

Elizabeth 

sp. 

Conrad  Jacoby 

b.  May  2. 1791 

Sarah 

p. 

Henry  Sallate  and  Catharine 

bap.  July  3 

sp. 

Daniel  Sallate  and  wife 

Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


153 


Dates  Children                  Parents  and  Sponsors 

b.  May  19, 1791  Elizabeth.        p.  John  Zollner  and  Catharine 

bap.  July  3  sp.  Peter  Schuhman  and  wife 

b,  Apr.  23, 1791  Anna  Maria     p.  Jacob  Weiss  and  Elizabeth 

bap.  June  12  sp.  John  Kohler  and  Eliz.  Jost 

b.  June  16, 1791  Martin            p.  Martin  Scheib  and  Magdalena 

bap.  July  4  sp.  parents 

b.  Oct.  12, 1790  John  Jacob      p.  Adam  Mohrhead  and  Catharine 

bap.  July  4  sp.  parents 

b.  June  27, 1791  Susanna          p.  George  Scheib  and  Juliana 

bap.  July  4  sp.  Catharine  Mayer 

b.  May  20  Isaac              p.  John  Ott  and  Margaret 

bap.  July  24  sp.  Jacob  Sallate  and  wife 

b.  May  6  Abraham        p.  John  Housekeeper  and  Cath- 

bap.  Aug.  14  arine 

sp.  grandparents 

b.  June  26  Henry            p.  Christian  Fluck  and  Hannah 

bap.  Aug.  14  sp.  Henry  Leidig  and  wife 

b.  Mar.  16  Susanna         p.  John  Riegel  and  Elizabeth 

bap.  Aug.  30  sp.  Peter  Kern  and  wife 

b.  July  14  John              p.  John  Peter  Mill  and  Magdalena 

bap.  Sept.  24  sp.  parents. 

b.  June  10, 1791  Catharine  p.  Henry  Huber  and  Anna  Mar- 
bap.  Oct.  8  garet 

sp.  parents 

b.  Sep.  15  Susanna         p.  George  Vollmer  and  Sophia 

bap.  Oct.  16  sp.  Daniel  Vollmer  and  wife 

b.  Aug.  5  Elizabeth        p.  Henry  Gut  and  Catharine 

bap.    sp.  Solomon  Wolfanger  and  wife 

b.  Dec.  9, 1790  Christina        p.  Peter  Walter  and  Margaret 

bap.  Oct.  16  sp.  Nicholas  Riegel  and  wife 

b.  7  mos.  ago  Susanna         p.  Peter  Staut  and  Salome 

bap.  Oct.  16  sp.  Jacob  Rau  and  wife 

b.  6  weeks  ago  Michael          p.  Michael  Kolb  and  Magdalena 

bap.  Oct.  16  sp.  John  Muth  and  wife 

b.  Oct.  20  Jacob              p.  Jacob  Bernd  and  Barbara 

b.  May  14  sp.  Jacob  Ott  and  wife 

bap.  Nov.  6  Maria  Cath-     p.  George  Schambach  and  Cath- 

bap.  Nov.  6  arine  arine 

sp.  John  Appell  and  wife 

b.  Oct.  12  Maria  Mar-      p.  John  Hedrich  and  Maria  Cath- 

bap.  Nov.  24  garet  arine 

sp.  Jacob  Orth  and  wife 


The  Pennsylvania-^ 


1792 


Dates 

Children 

b.  Oct.  5, 1791 

John  Peter 

p. 

bap.  Jan.  20 

sp. 

b.  Dec.  31, 1791 

Maria 

p. 

bap.  Jan.  29 

sp. 

b.  Nov.  20, 1791 

Isaac 

p. 

bap.  Jan.  29 

sp. 

b.  Dec.  8, 1791 

Henry- 

p. 

bap.  Jan.  29 

sp. 

b.  Dec.  16, 1791 

Conrad  (il- 

p. 

bap.  Feb.  14 

legitimate)  sp. 

b.  Jan.  11 

Samuel 

p. 

bap.  Feb.  19 

sp. 

b.  Dec.  20, 1791 

Hannah 

p- 

bap.  Feb.  19 

sp. 

b.  Oec.  6, 1791 

John 

p. 

bap.   

sp. 

rerman  Society. 

Parents  and  Sponsors 
Peter  Meyer  and  Salome 
parents 

John  Worman  and  Susanna 
parents 

John  Fassbender  and  Barbara 
Conrad  Jost 

Gabriel  Kieffer  and  Elizabeth 
Henry  Habach  and  wife 
Catharine  Benner 
Michael  Hauser  and  wife 
Henry  Eckel  and  Magdalena 
parents  • 

Peter  Schmid  and  Magdalena 
Conrad  Schmid  and  Hannah 

Weickert 
John  Schaub  and  Magdalena 
John  Wilhelm  and  Sophia  Cop- 

pelberg 


Henry  Benner  and  his  wife  Julia  brought  their  children  to  bap- 
tism as  follows: 

John,  b.  Feb.  6,  1792;  bap.  Mar.  23,  1792 
Catharine,  b.  July  31,  1789;  bap.  Mar.  23,  1792 
Thomas,  b.  May  25,  17ST ;  bap.  Mar.  23,  1792 


b.  Jan.  2, 1792 
bap.  Apr.  1 


b.  Mar.  22 
bap.  Apr.  1 
b.  Sep.  1, 1791 
bap.  Apr.  1 

b.  Feb.  13 
bap.  Apr.  15 
b.  Dec.  20, 1791 
bap.  Apr.  22 
b.  Mar.  5 
bap.  Apr.  22 


Anna  Bar- 
bara 


John  Jacob 
Matthias 

John  Adam 

Sibylla 

Henry 


p.  George  Bergstrasser  and  Cath- 
arine 

sp.  Barbara  Bergstrasser  and  Jacob 
Wilhelm 
p.  John  Roth  and  Eva 
sp.  Samuel  Fuhrman  and  wife 
p.  Ludwig  Roth  and  Anna  Eliza- 
beth 

sp.  Matthias  Bald 

p.  John  Adam  Kern  and  Catharine 
sp.  parents 

p.  Peter  Lang  and  Maria 
sp.  Jacob  Fassbender 

p.  Conrad  Mitman  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  Henry  Ott  and  wife 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


155 


Dates 

b.  Feb.  14 
bap.  Apr.  22 
b.  Dec.  30, 1791 
bap.  Apr.  22 
b.  Jan.  6 
bap.  Apr.  22 
b.  Nov.  10, 1791 
bap.  May  12 
b.  Mar.  3 
bap.  May  12 
b.  May  4 
bap.  June  3 
b.  Mar.  19 
bap.  June  3 

b.  Feb.  15 
bap.  June  3 
b.  Mar.  26 
bap.  June  24 
b.  Feb.  2 

bap.  

b.  Jan.  3 
bap.  June  24 

b.  June  9 
bap.  July  15 
b.  June  3 
bap.  July  15 
b.  Feb.  11 
bap.  Aug.  5 
b.  Feb.  28 
bap.  Aug.  5 
b.  Mar.  9, 1792 
bap.  Aug.  5 

b.  July  6 
bap.  Sep.  16 
b.  Nov.  20, 1789 
bap.  Aug.  26 
b.  May  29 
bap.  Aug.  26 


Children 
Elizabeth 

Jacob 

Philip 

Elizabeth 

Esther 

Catharine 

Jacob 

Sarah 
Abraham 
Catharine 
Samuel 

Daniel 

John 

Tobias 

Jacob 

Maria 

Juliana 
William 
Elizabeth 


p. 
sp. 

p. 
sp. 

p. 
sp. 

p. 
sp. 

p. 
sp. 

p. 
sp. 

p- 

sp. 
p. 

sp. 

p. 
sp. 

p- 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 
p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 
p. 

ap. 
p. 

sp. 

p. 
sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 
sp. 


Parents  and  Sponsors 

George  Weissel  and  Elizabeth 
parents 

Henry  Blien  and  Elizabeth 
Jacob  Sallate 

Philip  Comparie  and  Catharine 
parents 

Peter  Mickle  and  Eva 
parents 

Jacob  Fluck  and  Margaret 
parents 

John  Fluck  and  Magdalena 
Frederick  Fluck  and  wife 
John  Schwartz  and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 

Jacob  Debisman  and  wife 
Joseph  Mofie  and  Elizabeth 
Jacob  Berge  and  wife 
Ernst  Klincker  and  Catharine 
Jost  Vollmer  and  wife 
Jacob  Dreisbach 

Jacob  Trombor  and  Catharine 
Abraham  Wienhold  and  Sus- 
anna Stump 
Michael  Weissel  and  Catharine 
parents 

George  Seyn  and  Margaret 
John  Wirth  and  wife 
John  Frantz  and  Catharine 
Paul  Frantz  and  wife 
Paul  Frantz,  Jr.  and  Maria 

George  Frantz  and  Anna  Eliza- 
beth 

Isaac  Gerhard  and  Magdalena 
George  Scheib  and  wife 
Isaac  Williams  and  Maria 
Simon  Hoffert  and  wife 
John  Seller  and  Maria 
Peter  Sommer  and  Elizabeth 
Roller 


156 

Dates 

b.  June  25 
bap.  Oct.  7 

b.  June  29 
bap.  Oct.  7 


b.  May  11 
bap.  Oct.  7 
b.  May  7 
bap.  Oct.  7 
b.  Aug.  18 
bap.  Oct.  7 
b.  Sep.  23 
bap.  Oct.  27 
b.  Sept.  25 
bap.  Nov.  18 
b.  Feb.  5 
bap.  Nov.  18 


b.  Dec.  16, 1792 
bap.  Feb.  10 
b.  Jan.  24 
bap.  Mar.  24 
b.  Jan.  8 
bap.  Mar.  24 
b.  Apr.  4 
bap.  May  24 
b.  Dec.  31, 1792 
bap.  May  5 

b.  Nov.  25, 1792 
bap.  May  5 
b.  Feb.  25 
bap.  June  16 

b,  Apr.  21. 1793 
bap.  June  16 
b.  Feb.  28 
bap.  June  16 


The  Pennsylvania-Gcnnan  Society 


Children 
Henry 

Joseph 

Jacob 

Sarah 

Frederick 

Elizabeth 

John 

Barbara 

Maria 

Susanna 

Frederick 

John 

John 

John 
Henry 

Sarah 
Peter 


Parents  and  Sponsors 
Jacob  Lee  and  Elizabeth 
Henrich  Lee  and  Hannah 

Scherer 
Michael  Friedrich  and  Cath- 
arine 

Joseph  Stump  and  Maria  Fried- 
rich 

Henry  Kratzer  and  Margaret 
Conrad  Jacobi  and  wife 
Michael  Ott  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  Jacob  Ott  and  wife 
p.  John  Zollner  and  Catharine 
Frederick  Kern  and  wife 
John  Fluck  and  Christina 
grandfather 

Jacob  Berge  and  Barbara 
parents 

Peter  Benner  and  Barbara 


p. 
sp. 


sp. 

p- 

sp. 

p 


sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p- 

sp. 

p 


sp.  Barbara  Lambach 


1793 

p. 
sp. 

p. 
sp. 

P- 
sp. 

P- 
sp. 

p. 

sp. 

P- 
sp. 

p. 
sp. 

p. 
sp. 
P 

sp, 


John  Fluck  and  Dorothea 
Henry  Ott  and  Maria  Fluck 
Caspar  Fluck  and  Catharine 
Henry  Hertzel  and  wife 
Arnold  Haupt  and  Elizabeth 
Frederick  Honig 
John  Weissel  and  Sarah 
John  Honig  and  wife 
Leonard  Weidner  and  Chris- 
tina 

Leonard  Hinckel  and  wife 
Daniel  Staut  and  Sibylla 
John  Gerit  and  wife 
Andrew  Trombor  and  Margaret 
Henry  Neess  and  Elizabeth 

Weenhold 
Peter  Staut  and  Salome 
parents 

Peter  Walter  and  Margaret 
parents 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


157 


Dates 

Children 

b.  Mar.  28 

Anna  Bar- 

bap. June  16 

bara 

b.  Mar.  14 

John 

bap.  June  16 

b.  July  10 

Joseph 

bap.  July  28 

b.  May  25 

Catharine 

bap.  July  28 

b.  Dec.  4, 1792 

Jacob 

bap.  July  28 

D.  Mar.  ZD 

Maria  Rliza- 

bap.  July  28 

beth 

b.  June  2 

Jacob 

bap.  Aug.  18 

b.  June  9 

Anna  Maria 

bap.  Aug.  20 

b.  Aug.  13 

Elizabeth 

bap.  Aug.  20 

b.  June  8 

Elizabeth 

bap.  Sep.  8 

b.  June  18 

Jacob 

bap.  Sep.  1 

b.  June  10 

Susanna 

bap.  Sept.  29 

b.  Aug.  13 

Catharine 

bap.  Oct.  16 

b.  Apr.  10 

Sarah 

bap.  Oct.  16 

b.  Sep.  3 

Samuel 

bap.  Oct  16 

b.  Aug.  1 

Jacob 

bap.  Nov.  10 

b.  Oct.  14 

Barbara 

bap.  Nov.  10 

b.  Aug.  24, 1793 

John 

bap.  Nov.  10 

b.  Sept.  15 

John 

bap.  Nov.  10 

b.  Dec.  1 

Magdalena 

bap.  Dec.  18 

Parents  and  Sponsors 

p.  Jacob  Sallate  and  Barbara 
sp.  grandfather  Sallate 

p.  Nicholas  Frantz  and  Christina 
sp.  grandfather  Paul  Frantz 

p.  Henry  Weissel  and  Eva 
sp.  parents 

p.  Jacob  Riegel  and  Maria 
sp.  Jacob  Schneider  and  wife 
p.  Joseph  Heller  and  Margaret 
sp.  Christopher  Heller  and  wife 
p.  Frederick  Gerith  and  Catharine 
sp.  Daniel  Vollmer 
p.  John  Dreissbach  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  Jacob  Diemer  and  wife 
p.  Henry  Huber  and  Anna  Maria 
sp.  Christian  Kern  and  wife 
p.  The  late  Philip  Nusspickel  and 

Catharine 
sp.  Elizabeth  Nusspickel 

p.  John  Mayer  and  Catharine 
sp.  Frederick  Drehraauer  and  wife 

p.  Ludwig  Weil  and  Anna 
sp.  Jacob  Wienhold  and  wife 

p.  Daniel  Magel  and  Maria 
sp.  Caspar  Kremer  and  wife 

p.  George  Weissel  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  Catharine  Weissel 

p.  Peter  Mieckle  and  Eva 
sp.  John  Fluck  and  wife 

p.  Martin  Scheib  and  Magdalena 
sp.  George  Scheib  and  wife 

p.  Daniel  Althaus  and  Juliana 
sp.  Frederick  Geres  and  wife 

p.  George  Sayn  and  Margaret 
sp.  John  Sayn  and  wife 

p.  John  Kochlein  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  parents 

p.  Jacob  Degen  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  parents 

p.  Christian  Fluck  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  John  Fluck  and  wife 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Dates  Children 

b.  Nov.  2, 1793  George  p. 
bap.  Jan.  15  sp. 

b.  Sept.  30, 1793  Catharine  p. 
bap.  Jan.  22  sp. 

b.  June  28, 1793  Anna  Maria  p. 
bap.  Jan.  22  sp. 

b.  Apr.  9  Henry  p. 
bap.  Apr.  21  sp. 

b.  Sep.  22, 1793  Elizabeth  p. 
bap.  Apr.  21  sp. 

b.  Mar.  24  Jacob  p. 
bap.  Apr.  21 

sp. 

b.  Nov.  10, 1793  John  p. 
bap.  Apr.  21 

sp. 

b.  Oct.  13, 1793  Magdalena  p. 
bap.  Mar.  21  sp. 

b.  Feb.  28  Michael  p. 
bap.  Apr.  21  sp. 

b.  Jan.  17  Elizabeth  p. 
bap.  Apr.  21  sp. 

b.  Feb.  19  Catharine  p. 
bap.  Apr.  21  sp. 

b.  Feb.  23  Peter  p. 
bap.  Apr.  21  sp. 

b.  Mar.  28  Jacob  p. 
bap.  June  8  sp. 

b.  Mar.  23  Maria  p. 
bap.  June  7  sp. 

b.  Apr.  3  Elizabeth  p. 
bap.  June  8  sp. 

b.  May  10, 1794  Joseph  p. 
bap.  July  20  sp. 

b.  May  10  Catharine  p. 
bap.  July  20  sp. 

b.    Barbara  p. 

bap.  July  20  sp. 


Parents  and  Sponsors 
Peter  Ott  and  Catharine 
parents 

George  Frantz  and  Elizabeth 

John  Frantz  and  wife 

Paul  Frantz  and  Anna  Maria 

Michael  Schneider 

Philip  Theiss  and  Christina 

Henry  Messemer  and  Elizabeth 
Benner 

John  Ott  and  Magdalena 

Jacob  Allum  and  wife 

John  Mast  and  Maria  Magda- 
lena 

Jacob  "Wildanger  and  wife 
Emmanuel  Sallate  and  Magda- 
lena 

John  Honig  and  wife 

John  Reith  and  Susanna 

Caspar  Kroner  (?)  and  wife 

Jacob  Ott  and  Magdalena 

Michael  Ott  and  wife 

Jacob  Schaffer  and  Margaret 

Elizabeth  Schaffer 

John  Fluck  and  Dorothea 

Peter  Ott  and  wife 

John  Ott  and  Margaret 

parents 

Peter  Benner  and  Barbara 
Jacob  Benner  and  wife 
George  Scheib  and  Juliana 
George  Heft  and  wife 
John  Ratzel  and  Elizabeth 
George  Metzger  and  wife 
Henry  Trombor  and  Veronica 
Peter  Benner  and  Elizabeth 
Philip 

Jacob  Staut  and  Catharine 
Peter  Staut  and  wife 
Daniel  Vollmar  and  Catharine 
Jacob  Sallate  and  wife 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


159 


Dates 
b.  June  22 
bap.  Aug.  11 
b.  Nov.  18, 1793 
bap.  Aug.  10 
b.  Feb.  26 
bap.  Aug.  9 
b.  June  19 
bap.  Sep.  21 
b.  Nov.  10 
bap.  Dec.  28 


Children 
Catharine 

John  Peter 

Maria  Cath- 
arine 
Maria 

Samuel 


Parents  and  Sponsors 

p.  George  Reser  and  Anna  Maria 
sp.  Peter  Kern  and  wife 

p.  Henry  Breyan  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  Peter  Laux  and  wife 

p.  Jacob  Klincker  and  Anna  Maria 
sp.  parents 

p.  Martin  Hoffart  and  Anna 
sp.  John  Fluck  and  wife 

p.  Adam  Kern 

sp.  Andrew  Trombor  and  wife 


1795 

p.  Silas  Jones  and  Margaret 
sp.  parents 
p.  Silas  Jones  and  Margaret 
sp.  parents 

p.  Anthony  Odonnel  and  Catharine 
sp.  Daniel  VoUmer  and  wife 
p.  Joseph  Heller  and  Margaret 
sp.  John  Scheib  and  wife 


b.  Feb.  22, 1794        Castoner  ( ?) 
bap.  Jan.  21 

b.  June  13, 1791  Nicholas 
bap.  Jan.  21 

b.  18  w.  ago  Catharine 
bap.  Feb.  15 

b.  Nov.  14, 1794  Joseph 
bap.  Feb.  24 

Jacob  Traxel  and  his  wife  Elizabeth  have  the  following  chil- 
dren and  have  had  them  entered  here  as  an  evidence  of  their 
baptism. 


Jacob,  b.  Dec.  8,  1781 

Elizabeth,  b. 

July  30,  1787 

Catharine,  b. 

Sept.  18,  1789 

Magdalena,  b.  Feb.  27,  1792 

Margaret,  b.  Feb.  24,  1794 

Dates 

Children 

Parents  and  Sponsors 

b.  Feb.  1, 1794 

Catharine 

P- 

Frederick  Kern  and  Hannah 

bap.  Mar.  22 

sp. 

Peter  Kern  and  wife 

b.  Feb.  27, 1795 

Barbara 

p. 

Caspar  Fluck  and  Catharine 

bap.  Apr.  3 

sp.  parents 

b.  Oct.  20, 1793 

Jacob 

p. 

Peter  Lang  and  Anna  Maria 

bap.  May  8 

sp. 

Jacob  Fassbender  and  wife 

b.  Nov.  13, 1794 

Catharine 

p. 

John  Benner  and  Anna  Maria 

bap.  June  21 

sp. 

John  Hedrich  and  wife 

b.  Mar.  20 

Joseph 

p. 

Michael  Strauss  and  Anna 

bap.  June  21 

Catharine 

sp. 

Michael  Kolb  and  wife 

i6o 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society, 


Dates 


Children 


Parents  and  Sponsors 


b.  Nov.  30,  1794 
bap.  May  25 
b.  Aug.  29,  1794 
bap.  May  25 
b.  Oct.  26,  1794 
bap.  May  25 

b.  Feb.  25 
bap.  May  25 
b.  Apr.  10 
bap.  May  25 

b.  Feb.  25 
bap.  May  25 
b.  Feb.  22 
bap.  May  25 
b.  Mar.  1 
bap.  May  25 
b.  May  23 
bap.  May  25 

b.  May  25 
bap.  Sep.  14 

b.  July  24,  1795 
bap.  Oct.  4 

b.  July  6,  1795 
bap.  Oct.  4 

b.  Aug.  26 
bap.  Oct.  24 
b.  Sep.  17,  1794 
bap.  Oct.  25 
b,  July  20 
bap.   

b.  July  12 
bap.  Aug.  21 
b.  Oct.  1,  1795 
bap.  Nov,  10 


Anna 
John 
Hannah 

Eva 

Susanna 

Jacob 
Elizabeth 
Samuel 
Jacob 

Catharine 

Susanna 

Susanna 

Frederick 
Valentine 
Catharine 

Catharine 
Catharine 


p. 
sp. 

p. 
sp. 

p. 

sp. 
p. 
sp. 

p. 

sp. 
p. 

sp. 
p. 
sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 
p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 


Jacob  Trombor  and  Magdalena 
Jacob  Kremer  and  wife 
John  Mayer  and  wife 
I>arents 

Benjamin  Jacoby  and  Maria 
Elizabeth 

Hannah  Jacoby 

Peter  Staut  and  Salome 

Jacob  Neess  and  wife 

George  Bergstrasser  and  Cath- 
arine 

Peter  Scheib  and  wife 
Daniel  Staut  and  Sibylla 
Jacob  Staut  and  wife 
Jacob  Wildanger  and  Elizabeth 

John  Fluck  and  Magdalena 
Henry  Ott  and  wife 
John  Kochlein  and  Catharine 
Jacob  Phillips  and  Sarah  Koch- 
lein 

Nicholas  Frantz  and  Christina 
Daniel  Kremer  and  Catharine 

Schneider 
Michael  Weisel  and  Maria 
Jacob  Bissy  and  Susanna  Wor- 

man 

John  Reit  and  Susanna 
Philip  H.  Schreyer  and  Susanna 
Meyer 

Jacob  Sallate  and  Barbara 
parents 

John  Rothlein  and  Susanna 
Valentine  Thoman  and  wife 
Conrad  Sein  and  Elizabeth 
John  Mayer  and  Catharine 

Neisler 
John  Eckel  and  Magdalena 

John  Hedrich  and  Catharine 
parents 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


i6i 


Dates  Children 
b.  Sep.  9  Jacob 
bap.  Nov.  15 

b.  Sept.  10  Joseph 
bap.  Nov.  15 

b.  Mar.  28  Margaret 
bap.  Nov.  15 

b.  5  mos  and  Samuel 

2  weeks  ago 
bap.  Nov.  15 

b.  Apr.  2  (1)  Maria 

l>ap.    (2)  Sarah 


b.  Dec.  4,  1795  George 
bap.  Jan.  20 

b.  Dec.  3,  1794  John 
bap.  Jan.  20 

b.  Nov.  4,  1795  Peter 
bap.  Jan.  17 
b.  Dec.  11,  1795  John 
bap.  Feb.  28 

b.  Dec.  16,  1795  Sibylla 
bap.  Feb.  28 

b.  Nov.  12,  1795  Anna 
bap.  Feb.  28 

b.  Jan.  29  John  Henry 

bap.  Mar.  29 

b.  Oct.  10,  1795  Magdalena 
bap.  Mar.  29 

b.  Dec.  27,  1795  Ludwig 
bap.  Mar.  29 

b.  Jan.  16  Margaret 
bap.  Mar.  29 

b.  Jan.  30  Maria 
bap.  Apr.  5 

b.  Nov.  30,  1795  John 
bap.  Apr.  10 


Parents  and  Sponsors 
p.  Conrad  Mitman  and  Elizabeth 
sp.   

p  Daniel  VoUmer  and  Catharine 
sp.  Jost  Vollmer 

p.  Peter  Walter  and  Margaret 
sp.   

p.  Frederick  Geretz  and  Catharine 
sp.  Emmanuel  Sallate 

p.  Philip  Stieber  and  Maria  Eliz- 
abeth 
sp.  Philip  Allum 

1796 

p.  George  Frantz  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  Michael  Schneider  and  wife 

p.  Paul  Frantz  and  Anna  Maria 
sp.  John  Schneider  and  Rebekah 
Schneider,  single 

p.  Peter  Samsel  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  parents 

p.  Jacob  Allum  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  John  Ott  and  wife 

p.  John  Fassbender  and  Barbara 
sp.  Jacob  Fassbender  and  wife 

p.  Philip  Frantz  and  Margaret 
sp.  Ludwig  Bender  and  wife 

p.  Henry  Weissel  and  Eva 
sp.   

p.  Christian  Aderhold  and  Cath- 
arine 
sp.   

p.  Henry  Benner  and  Catharine 
sp.  Ludwig  Benner  and  wife 
p.  George  Weissel  and  Elizabeth 

sp.   

p.  Joseph  Hoffart  and  Maria 
sp.  John  Honig 

p.  Jacob  Bernd  and  Barbara 
sp.  Andrew  Muth 


l62  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Dates 

b.  Nov.  30,  1795 
bap.  Apr.  10 
b.  Nov.  30,  1795 
bap.  Apr.  25 
b.  Feb.  6 
bap.  May  21 

b.  Dec.  16,  1795 
bap.  May  1 

b.  11  weeks 

ago 
bap.  May  1 
b.  Mar.  13 
bap.  June  26 

b.  Jan.  16 
bap.  July  3 
b.  Mar.  1 
bap.  July  3 
b.  Mar.  20 
bap.  July  3 
b.  Apr.  22 
bap.  July  3 
b.  Dec.  20,  1795 
bap.  July  10 
b.  Feb.  21 
bap.  July  25 
b.  May  29 
bap.  Aug.  12 
b.  July  11 
bap.  Aug.  12 
b.  May  11 
bap.  Aug.  21 
b.  Sept.  12 
bap.  Nov.  6 
b.  Aug.  8 
bap.  Nov.  6 
b.  Sep.  1 
bap.  Nov.  6 


Children 


Philip 

Henry 
Joseph 


p. 
sp. 
p. 
sp. 

(1)  Peter  (2)  p. 
Catherine  sp. 


Sarah 


Peter 


Maria 


John 


p. 


sp. 

Magdalena  p. 


sp. 
p. 


sp. 
p. 
sp. 
p. 
sp. 

Christian  p. 

sp. 

Maria  Bar-  p. 

bar  a  sp. 
John  p. 

sp. 

Elizabeth  p. 

sp. 

Maria  Magd.  p. 

sp. 

Catharine  P- 
sp. 

Maria  P« 
sp. 

Elias  p. 

sp. 

Enosh  p. 

sp. 

Samuel  P 
P 


Parents  and  Sponsors 

Henry  Hoffert  and  Susanna 
Henry  Fassbender  and 
Peter  Lang  and  Maria 
Jacob  Fassbender  and  wife 
Martin  Scheib  and  Magdalena 
Peter  Scheib  and  wife,  Chris- 
tian Aderhold  and  wife 
Bernhard  Weidner  and  Chris- 
tina 
parents 

The  late  Daniel  Althaus  and 

Juliana 
John  Lutz 

Jacob  Degen  and  Maria  Magda- 
lena 
Peter  Staut 

Henry  Sallate  and  Catharine 

Emmanuel  Sallate 

John  Zollner  and  Catharine 

parents 

Christian  Fluck  and  Hannah 
parents 

Henry  Ott  and  Catharine 
Henry  Ott 

Henry  Breian  and- Elizabeth 
Jacob  Lutz 

John  Ott  and  Dorothea 
Michael  Ott  and  wife 
John  Ott  and  Maria 

Michael  Jost  and  Catharine 
Conrad  Jost 

Jacob  Seltzer  and  Susanna 
Henry  Fassbender 
Henry  Trombor  and  Veronica 
parents 

Philip  Jacobi  and  Catharine 

John  Fluck  and  Christina 
Henry  Trombor  and  Veronica 


I 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


163 


Dates 
b.   

bap.  Nov.  13, 1796 
b.  Nov.  7 
bap.  Nov.  27 

b.  Sept.  21 
bap.  Dec.  25 

b.  Oct.  20,  1796 
bap.  Feb.  25 


b.  Sep.  8,  1796 
bap.  Jan.  8 
b.  Dec.  3,  1796 
bap.  Feb.  9 

b.  Nov.  3,  1796 
bap.  Feb.  19 
b.  Oct.  14,  1795 
bap.  Apr.  17 

b.  Apr.  1 
bap.  May  25 
b.  Oct.  14,  1796 
bap.  Apr.  14 
b.  Nov.  14,  1795 
bap.  May  25 
b.  Apr.  5 
bap.  May  25 
b.  Aug.  11,  1795 
bap.  May  25 
b.  Jan.  3 
bap.  May  25 
b.  May  12 
bap.  June  4 
b.  Oct.  25,  1796 
bap.  June  7 
b.  May  24 
bap.  June  11 


Children 
Maria 

Elizabeth 


John 
Abraham 

Elizabeth 
Samuel 

Jacob 
Magdalena 

Michael 

Isaac 

John 

Jacob 

Elizabeth 

Hannah 

John 

Magdalena 
Sarah 


Parents  and  Sponsors 
p.  Jacob  Hackman  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  Henry  Ott  and  wife 
p.  Henry  Mesemer  and  Elizabeth 
sp.  Christian  Fluck  and  Magd. 
Benner 

p.  Philip  Theiss  and  Christina 
sp.  John  Benner  and  Elizabeth 
Benner 

p.  Peter  Benner  and  Barbara 
sp.  Abraham  Bruner 


1797 

P- 
sp. 

p. 
sp. 

P- 
sp. 

p- 

sp. 

p- 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 
sp. 
p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p. 

sp. 

p- 


Jost  Vollmer  and  Margaret 
Daniel  Heft  and  wife 
Daniel  Sangmeister  andMarg. 
Jacob   Sangmeister  and  Barb. 
Ruhl 

Peter  Staut  and  Salome 

Andrew  Trombor  and  Magda- 
lena 
parents 

John  Ott  and  Margaret 
The  congregation 
Frederick  Kern  and  Hannah 
Peter  Kern 

Jacob  Wambold  and  Elizabeth 
Jacob  Trombor 

Jacob  Wambold  and  Elizabeth 

John  Wambold 

Philip  Reiss  and  Hannah 

Christian  Ruhl 

Philip  Reiss  and  Hannah 

Jacob  Wambold 

Michael  Ott  and  Susanna 

parents 

Daniel  Magel  and  Maria 
parents 

Peter  Samsel  and  Elizabeth 
John  Beitelman  and  Sarah 
Kochlein 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Dates 


Children 


Parents  and  Sponsors 


b.  Feb.  22,  1797 
bap.  June  3 
b.  May  11 
bap.  July  25 

b.  May  5 
bap.  July  23 
b.  Feb.  2 
bap.  Aug.  6 
b.  July  7 
bap.  Aug.  27 
b.  July  12 
bap.  Aug.  27 

b.  Mar.  16 
bap.  Aug.  27 
b.  Aug.  24 
bap.  Sep.  3 

b.  May  28 
bap.  Sep.  25 

b.   

bap.  Sep.  25 


Catharine       p.  Michael  Weisel  and  Maria 
sp.  parents 

John  George    p.  George  Reser  and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 
sp.  parents 

Michael  p.  Henry  Neess  and  Catharine 

sp.  Michael  Neess  and  wife 

Daniel  p.  Joseph  Heller  and  Margaret 

sp.  parents 

Enosh  p.  Daniel  Vollmer  and  Magdalena 

sp.  parents 

Elizabeth        p.  Christian  Aderhold  and  Cath- 
arine 
sp.  parents 

Jacob  p.  Philip  Frantz  and  Margaret 

sp.  parents 

Maria  Mag-     p.  George  Weissel,  Jr.  and  Mar- 
dalena  garet 

sp.  Margaret  Weissel 
Jacob  p.  Jacob  Klincker 

sp.  Jacob  Schneider 
John  p.  George  Oberbeck  and  Elizabeth 

sp.  John  Bouden 


[10.    BAPTISMS  BY  THE  REV.  JACOB  SENN 
NOVEMBER  1799  TO  NOVEMBER  1817.] 
Those  children  who  were  baptized  by  me,  Jacob  Senn. 

1799 

Parents  and  Witnesses 


Child  and  Bapt. 

Abraham  Peter  Staut  and  Salome 

Nov.  2  W.  parents 
Jacob  Henry  Leh  and  Catharine 

Nov.  10  W.  Philip  Muth  and  Barbara 
Sarah  Jacob  Staut  and  Elizabeth 

Nov.  8  W.  parents 
John  George  George  Weissel  and  Margaret 

Dec.  15  W.  George  Sheib  and  Elizabeth 


Date  of  Birth 
Oct.  11,  1799 

Sept.  27,  1799 

May  8,  1799 

Nov.  8,  1799 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Child  and  Bapt. 

Hannah 

(bapt.  by 

Herman) 
Enosh 

Jan.  24, 1800 

Anna  Catha- 
rine 
Jan.  24,  ISOO 
Paulus 

Jan.  24,  1800 
Thomas 

Jan.  24, 1800 
Elizabeth 

Jan.  24,  1800 
Michael 

Feb.  16 
Jacob 

Feb.  16 
Hannah 

Mar.  4, 1800 
John  Jacob 

Mar.  4 
John  Nicholas 
Jan.  12, 1800 
Sarah 

Mar.  24  [?] 
John 

Same  day 
Hannah 

Same  day 
Samuel 
Mar.  30, 1800 

Susanna 

May  30, 1800 
Magdalena 

May  30, 1800 
Samuel 

May  30, 1800 


Parents  and  Witnesses 
Christian  Fluck  and  Hannah 
W.  parents 

Andrew  Erdman  and  Susanna 
W.  George  Franz  and  Anna  Eliza- 
beth 

Andrew  Erdman  and  Susanna 
W.  Jacob  Sneider  and  Catharine 

Paul  Franz  and  Anna  Maria 
W.  parents 

Paul  Franz  and  Anna  Maria 
W.  John  Franz  and  Catharine 

George  Franz  and  Elizabeth 
W.  Andrew  Erdman  and  Susanna 
Conrad  Banner  and  Elizabeth 
W.  Michael  Friedrich  and  Catharine 

John  Ott  and  Dorothea 
W.  Jacob  Keller  and  Elizabeth  Ott 

Jacob  Cope  and  Maria 
W.  Henry  Herzel  and  Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Kremer  and  Anna 
W.  parents 

Henry  Resch  and  Christina 
W.  John  Funk  and  Magdalena 
Philip  Tristler  and  Maria 
W.  parents 

Philip  Tristler  and  Maria 
W.  parents 

Philip  Tristler  and  Maria 
W.  parents 

Jacob  Fluck  and  Elizabeth 
W.  Christian  Fluck  and  Magd. 
Danhauer 
Jacob  Bernd  and  Barbara 
W.  John  Keller  and  Margaret 

Henry  Berge  and  Magdalena 
W.  parents 

Jacob  Scheib  and  Barbara 
W.  Peter  Scheib  and  Christina 


Date  of  Birth 
June  24,  1798 

Aug.  31,  '96 

Feb.  26,  '98 

Aug.  3,  '98 
Sep.  3,  '97 
Oct.  3,  '99 
Jan.  7,  1800 
Sep.  9,  1799 
July  18,  1799 
Oct.  16,  1799 
Dec.  9,  1799 
Sept.  24,  1792 
June  18,  1795 
Oct.  16,  1797 
Jan.  22,  1800 

Jan.  5,  1800 
Feb.  25,  1800 
Jan.  2,  1800 


I 


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Child  and  BapL 

Anna  Elizabeth 

Apr.  20  W. 
Carl 

Apr.  20 
Sarah 

Apr.  20 
John 

Apr.  20 
John  George 


W. 
W. 
W. 
W. 


Elizabeth 
May  10,  1800 

W. 

Maria  Magda- 

lena  W. 

May  10 
Joseph 

May  10  W. 
Jacob 

May  30  W. 
John 

May  30  W. 
John  Peter 

Aug.  3  W. 


Elizabeth 
Oct.  5 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Jacob  Ott  and  Maria  Margaret      Nov.  18,  '99 
Andrew  Muth  and  Elizabeth 
Jacob  Pader  and  Elizabeth  May  15,  '98 

Gertrude  Dedderer 

Jacob  Troxel  and  Elizabeth  July  31,  '98 

parents 

John  Scheib  and  Catharine         Feb,  19,  1800 
John  Schelenberg  and  Elizabeth 
Henry  Sylvius  and  Catharine      Apr.  4,  '99 
George  Scheib  and  Juliana 
Abraham  Aderhold  and  Cath-    Oct.  6,  '99 
arine 

Henry  Jacobi  and  Rachel 

Adam  Laux  and  Elizabeth  Jan.  8,  1800 

Henry  Ott  and  Maria 

Abraham  Kieffer  and  Elizabeth     Mar.  19,  1800 
Jacob  Ott  and  Christine  Cober 
Jacob  Dingier  and  Sophia  Feb.  1,  1800 

Jacob  Solida  and  Barbara 

Jacob  Dingier  and  Sophia  Feb.  1,  1800 

Peter  Ott  and  Catharine 

Andrew  Laux  and  Maria  Apr.  18,  1800 

Matthias  Hartman  and  Cath- 
arine 

Christian  Bloom  and  Catharine  Aug.  8,  1800 
John  Drach  and  Elizabeth  Ott 


On  October  15,  1798,  the  following  children  were  baptized  while 
the  congregation  was  without  a  pastor*^ 


Jacob 


Catharine 
Oct.  3, 1798 

John  Jacob 


John  Conrad  Sehem  and  Eliza- 
beth 

W.  Jacob  Schmid  and  wife 

Conrad  Benner  and  Elizabeth 
W.  John  Benner  and  Magdalena 
Walder 

Henry  Mesemer  and  Elizabeth 


Nov.  16,  1800  W.  John  Benner  and  Elizabeth 


Sep.  9,  1798 


Oct.  12,  1800 


42  The  two  baptisms  that  follow  this  heading  took  place  before  the 
ministry  of  Senn  began,  in  October  1798,  but  they  were  entered  by  him 
in  November  1800. 


1  OnlCROn  I\6J OTlnCil  JXi^tUTli^^ 

167 

Child  and  Bapt. 

Date  of  Birth 

Abraham 

Jost  Folmer  and  Magdalena 

Oct. 

10,  1800 

Nov.  16 

W.  Abraham  Jost  and  Christina 

Abraham 

Christian  Fluck  and  Hannah 

Oct. 

25,  1800 

Nov.  16 

W.  Conrad  Sheleberg  and  Eva 

Henry 

Adam  Renner  and  Elizabeth 

Nov. 

13,  1800 



W.  John  Henry  Scheib  and  Maria 

John  George 

George  Leyde  and  Barbara 

Oct. 

5,  1800 

Nov.  30 

W.  George  Mumbauer  and  Catha- 

rine 

Henry- 

John  Eckel  and  Magdalena 

Oct. 

24,  1800 

Dec.  14 

W.  Henry  Worman  and  Maria  Her- 

zel 

Sarah 

Henry  Peil  and  Maria  Gertrude 

Sep. 

31,  1800 

Dec.  28 

W.  John  Born  and  Elizabeth 

Hauser 

Anna  Maria 

Henry  Staut  and  Elizabeth 

Nov. 

9,  1800 

Dec.  28 

V/ .  AuEm   xVGril  0,11(1  AJxildk  iVldria 

1801 

Samuel 

Jacob  Fassbender  and  Catharine 

Dec. 

28,  1800 

Mar.  22, 1801 

W.  John  Fassbender  and  Barbara 

Abraham 

Jacob  Benner  and  Magdalena 

Jan. 

17,  1801 

Apr.  12 

W.  Abraham  Benner  and  Fanny 

Titulon 

Michael 

Ludwig  Weil  and  Catharine 

Dec. 

3,  1800 

Apr.  12 

W.  Michael  Friedrich  and  Catharine 

Joseph 

David  Aderhold  and  Maria 

Feb. 

16,  1801 

May  14, 1801 

W.  Jost  Folmer  and  Magdalena 

Michael 

Henry  Jacoby  and  Rachel 

Mar. 

14,  1801 

May  14 

W.  Henry  Caufman  and  Elizabeth 

Abraham 

George  Folmer  and  Catharine 

Feb. 

17,  1801 

May  14 

W.  Abraham  Jost  and  Christina 

Maria 

Lreonard  Weidner  and  Christina 

Oct. 

10,  1801 

May  14 

W.  parents 

John  Peter 

Henry  Sylvius  and  Catharine 

Mar. 

14,  1801 

May  14 

W.  Peter  Scheib  and  Christina 

Jacob 

Jacob  Zelser  and  Susanna 

Jan. 

30,  1800 

May  20, 1801 

W.   

Joseph 

Joseph  Heffert  and  Maria 

Oct. 

5,  1800 

May  20 

W.   

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Child  and  Bapt.  Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

John  Christian  Ott  and  Elizabeth         Aug.  23,  1800 

May  20  W.  John  Drach  and  Polly  Ott 

Jacob  George  Sheib  and  Elizabeth         Oct.  6,  1799 

May  20  W.  Jacob  Sheib  and  Barbara 

John  George  Sheib  and  Elizabeth         Mar.  19,  1801 

May  20  W.  Martin  Sheib  and  Magdalena 

Elizabeth  Carl  Bissy  and  Sarah  Sep.  29,  1800 

May  20, 1801    W.  parents 

Jacob  Philip  Hartman  and  Catharine   

May  20  W.  Jacob  Lauks  [Laux]  and  Maria 

John  Abraham  Aderhold  and  Catha-     Jan.  3,  1801 

June  16  arine 

W.  David  Aderhold  and  Maria 

Jesse  Jacob  Henig  and  Rebekah  Jan.  2,  1801 

June  16  W.  Jacob  Sheib  and  Rachel  House- 
keeper 

Joseph  Henry  Benner  and  Catharine        Mar.  22,  1801 

June  29  W.  Joseph  Stump  and  Elizabeth 

Samuel  Henry  Sein  and  Elizabeth  Dec.  16,  1800 

July  5  W.  parents 

Isaac  Andrew  Trumpor  and  Margaret     July  14,  1798 

Aug.  30  W.  parents 

Enoch  Andrew  Trumpor  and  Margaret     May  3,  1800 

Aug.  30  W.  parents 

Sarah  Jacob  Stout  and  Catharine  July  12,  1801 

Sept.  6  W.  Michael  Streepy  and  Magdalena 

Catharine  Daniel  Craut  and  Elizabeth         July  5,  1801 

Sep.  6  W.  Henry  Benner  and  Catharine 
Benner 

josiah  Christian  Clinker  and  Catharine     June  17,  1799 

  W.  parents 

George  George  Mast  and  Maria  Magda-    May  6,  1801 

  lena 

W.   

Jacob  George  Neid  and  Anna  Maria  July  4,  1801 
  W.   

David  Daniel  Stout  and  Sibylla  Aug.  20,  1801 
  W.   

John  Jacob  Scheib  and  Barbara  Dec.  13,  ISOl 

Dec.  25  W.  John  Fluck  and  Magdalena 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 

169 

1802 

Child  and  Bapt. 

Parents  and  Witnesses 

Date  of  Birth 

Adam 

Conrad  Benner  and  Elizabeth 

Nov.  12,  1801 

Jan- 1, 1802 

W.  Adam  Benner  and  Magd.  Miller 



John  Geres  and  Magdalena 

Oct.  5,  1801 

W.  Nicholas  Stier  and  Elizabeth 

Catharine 

Peter  Thiel  and  Elizabeth 

Sept.  5,  1801 

Jan.  30 

W.  Abraham  Stever  and  Maria 

John  Peter 

John  Zolner  and  Catharine 

Oct.  6,  1801 

Mar.  14, 1802 

W.  Peter  Kern  and  Catharine 

Jonas 

Frederick  Fassbender  and  Sus- 

Dec. 13,  1801 

Mar.  14 

anna 

W.   

Samuel 

Daniel  Ott  and  Catharine 

Dec.  14,  1801 



W.  Ludwig  Benner  and  Gertrude 

Anna  Cath- 

Henry Bibighaus  and  Maria 

Feb.  28,  1802 

arine 

W.  Adam  Jest  and  Catharine  Zum- 

Apr.  4, 1802 

stein 

Magdalena 

Joseph  Makel  and  Elizabeth 

June  21,  1799 

Apr.  4 

W.  George  Getman  and  Magdalena 

Hannah 

Joseph  Makel  and  Elizabeth 

Dec.  1,  1800 

Apr.  4 

W.  Thomas  Makel  and  Elizabeth 

Henry 

Adam  Laux  and  Elizabeth 

Jan.  19,  1802 

Apr.  25 

W.  Henry  Breyen  and  Elizabeth 

Barbara 

Henry  Breyen  and  Elizabeth 

Dec.  12,  1801 

Apr.  25 

"W.  John  Ott  and  Magdalena  Laucks 

Joseph 

Jacob  Fluck  and  Elizabeth 

Mar.  4,  1802 



W.  John  Kiichlein  and  Elizabeth 

Michael 

George  Weissel  and  Margaret 

Feb.  18,  1802 

Apr.  25 

W.   

Dec.  30,  1801 

Anna  Maria 

John  Solida  and  Catharine 

Apr.  25 

W.  John  Adam  Kern  and  Maria 

Esther 

Sebastian  Benner  and  Abby  [!] 

July  17,  1799 



W.  Peter  Sheib  and  Christina 

John 

Abraham  Henig  and  Hannah 

May  16,  1802 



W.  parents 

Anna  Maria 

George  Hinkel  and  Maria 

Nov.  26,  1801 

Oct.  10 

W.  Leonard  Hinkel  and  Maria 

Anna 

Jacob  Stout  and  Elizabeth 

June  25,  1802 

Oct.  10 

W.  John  Roth  and  Era 

Aug.  22,  1802 

Carl 

Abraham  Ott  and  P.laria 

Oct.  31 

W.  Ludwig  Benner  and  Gertrude 

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Child  and  Bapt. 

Parents  and  Witnesses 

Date  of  Birth 

John  Eckel  and  Magdaldna 

Sept.  23,  1802 

Oct.  31 

"W.  Henry  Eckel  and  Hannah  Her- 

zel 

Anna  Catharine 

jacoD  rjenner  ana  ivitiBcid.icu<t 

Aug.  25.  1802 

W.  Barbara  Lambach 

Martha 

Amos  Miner  ana  vjnribLiuct 

Dec.  18,  1798 

W.  Michael  Blank  and  Elizabeth 

George 

Amos  Miner  and  Christina 

June  18,  1801 

W.  George  Beringer  and  Magdalena 

1803. 

Jacob  Sheib  and  Maria 

Dec,  31,  1802 

Mar  7  1803 

W.  Martin  Sheib  and  Magdalena 

Jacob  Rule  and  Maria 

Sept.  24,  1800 

Mar  20 

W.  father 

Juliana 

Jacob  Rule  and  Maria 

Mar.  23,  1802 

Mar.  20 

W.  Peter  Rule  and  Sarah 

Hosina 

Jacob  Detisman  and  Elizabeth 

Jan.  8,  1803 

Mar  27  1803 

W.  Henry  Burger 

Peter 

Ludwig  Weil  and  Catharine 

Oct.  5,  1802 

Mar.  27 

W.  Peter  Ziegefus  and  Catharine 

Hannah 

Henry  Peil  and  [Maria  Ger- 

Dec. 2,  1802 

Mar.  27 

trude] 

W.  Jacob  Lutz  and  Elizabeth  Ben- 

ner 

Samuel 

Michael  Jost  and  Catharine 

Mar.  1,  1803 

Apr.  10 

W.   

Sophia 

Henry  Fluck  and  Catharine 

Feb.  7,  1803 

Mav  29 

W.  Henry  Fassbender  and  wife 

Samuel 

Henry  Stout  and  Elizabeth 

Feb.  7,  1803 

May  29 

W.  Samuel  Seibel,  Elizabeth  Fluck 

Dinah 

Joseph  Makel  and  Elizabeth 

Feb.  15,  1803 

W.  Henry  Trumpore  and  wife 

Samuel 

David  Aderhold  and  Maria 

Mar.  4,  1803 

May  29 

W.  Abraham  Jost  and  wife 

Anna 

Daniel  Makel  and  Maria 

Nov.  25,  1802 

May  29 

W.  parents 

Catharine 

John  Schiissler  and  Margaret 

Jan.  24,  1803 

W.  John  Hirschfeld  and  Catharine 

Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


171 


Child  and  Bapt.  Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Christina  John  Schiissler  and  Margaret      Jan.  24,  1803 

  W.  John  Schiissler  and  Christina 

Nepper  Jan.  28,  1803 

Catharine  Jacob  Henig  and  Margaret 

  W.  Philip  Henig  and  Anna  Schiitz 

Philip  Philip  Shiitz  and  Elizabeth  May  3,  1803 

  W.  Jacob  Keller  and  Caty  Kiichlein 

Enosh  Nicholas  Frantz  and  Christina     Apr.  2,  1803 

June  15  W.  George  Frantz  and  Elizabeth 
Tobias  Jacob  Frantz  and  Sophia  Apr.  31,  1803 

June  15  W.  Tobias  Frantz  and  Sarah 
Elizabeth  George  Folmer  and  Catharine      Feb.  27,  1803 

June  15  W.  David  Aderhold  and  Maria 
Jacob  Christian  Getman  and  Magda-      June  3,  1803 

  lena 

W.  parents 

Abraham  Henry  Jacobi  and  Rachel  June  20,  1803 

  W.  Abraham  Jacobi  and  Elizabeth 

Ott 

Anna  Maria  Michael  Steinbach  and  Magda-    May  6,  1803 

  lena 

W.  Henry  Burger  and  Eva  Tieter 
Esther  George  Ort  and  Elizabeth  Aug.  23,  1803 

  W.  Henry  Fluck  and  Catharine 

Anna  Peter  Kern  and  Susanna  Aug.  1,  1803 

Nov.  13  W.  parents 
Jonas  Martin  Althaus  and  Catharine      Oct.  16,  1803 

  W.  Matthias  Ziegefus   and  Anna 

Margaret 

Jesse  Joseph  Heffer  and  Maria  Dec.  10,  1803 

  W.  Jacob  Fluck  and  Elizabeth 

John  Conrad  Benner  and  Elizabeth        Sept.  14,  1803 

  W.  parents 


1804 


Elizabeth  Jacob  Algart  and  Christina  Aug.  3,  1803 

Jan.  15  W.  Matthias  Hartman  and  Catha- 

rine 

Jacob  Henry  Ziegefus  and  Anna  Oct.  18,  1S03 

Jan.  16  W.  Matthias  Ziegefus  and  Margaret 


172 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Child  and  Bapt.  Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Catharine  Henry  Worman  and  Maria  Dec.  28,  1S03 

Feb.  1  W.  parents 
Michael  Henry  Worman  and  Maria  Apr.  3,  1802 

Feb.  1  W.  parents 
Ellas  Henry  Sylvius  and  Catharine        Sept.  17,  1803 

Feb.  5  W.  Adam  Ziegefus  and  Catharine 
by  Mr,  George  Wack 
Susanna  Jacob  Selzer  and  Susanna  Apr.  6,  1803 

July  10, 1803  W.   

John  Sebastian  Horn  and  Catharine      May  23,  1S03 

July  10  W.  John  Roth  and  Eva 
Maria  Daniel  Krout  and  Elizabeth         Jan.  17,  1803 

July  10  W.  Henry  Benner  and  Catharine 
Catharine  George  Hartman  and  Elizabeth     Dec.  30,  1803 

Mar.  18, 1804  W.  Matthias  Hartman  and  Catha- 
rine 

Jacob  Jacob  Stout  and  Catharine  Nov.  15,  1803 

Apr.  8  W.  Jacob  Ott  and  Magdalena 
Henry  Jacob  Sheib  and  Barbara  Jan.  20,  1804 

Apr.  8  W.  Henry  Ott  and  Maria 
Anna  Barbara         Christian  Fluck  and  Hannah        Feb.  10,  1804 

Apr.  8  W.  George  Leyde  and  Anna  Bar- 
bara 

Henry  Henry  Sein  and  Elizabeth  Sep.  28,  1803 

May  19  W.  parents 
Lydia  Henry  Trumpore  and  Veronica     Nov.   5,  1S03 

May  20  W.  Geo.  Sheib  and  Maria  Trum- 
pore 

Lydia  Abraham  Kiifer  and  Elizabeth      Mar,  20,  1804 

May  20  W.  Christian  Nicolaus  and  Susanna 
Samuel  Andrew  Walter  and  Magdalena     Dec.  26,  1803 

May  20  W.  George  Smith  and  wife 
Anna  Christian  Ott  and  Elizabeth         Feb.  26,  1804 

May  20  W.  Emmanuel  Solida  and  wife 
Elizabeth  Adam  Laux  and  Elizabeth  Jan.  13,  1S04 

May  20  W.  Leonard  Jacobi  and  Elizabeth 
Martin  Jacob  Fassbender  and  Catharine     Feb.  7,  1804 

May  20  W.  parents 
John  George  Afflebach  and  Dorothea    Nov.  27,  1803 

May  20  W.  Pater  Litzeberger  and  Eliz. 
Geiger 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


173 


Child  and  Bapt 

Christian 
May  20 
Elizabeth 

John 

Hannah 

July  22 
Adam 

Nov.  4 
Dinah 

Nov.  4 
Elizabeth 

Nov.  14 
John 

Nov.  18 
Samuel 

Nov.  25 
Magdalena 

Nov.  25 
Henry 


Jacob 
John 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Frederick  Geres  and  Catharine  Oct.  22,  1803 
W.  John  Wirth  and  Catharine 

John  Solida  and  Catharine  Jan.  28,  1804 
W.  Henry  Stout  and  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Strohm  and  Sarah  Feb.  26,  1804 

W.  John  Kiichlein  and  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Willader«  and  Elizabeth  Apr.  28,  1804 
W.  parents 

Jacob  Fluck  and  Elizabeth  June  20,  1804 

W.  Adam  Fluck  and  Catharine 

Nicholas  Frantz  and  Christina     June  2,  1804 
"W.  parents 

John  Heterich  and  Catharine  June  31, 1804** 
W.  Elizabeth  Benner 

John  Huth  and  Gertrude  Sept.  24,  1804 

W.  John  Kern  and  Maria 

Martin  Althouse  and  Catharine  Oct.  16,  1804 
W.  Jacob  Jost  and  Maria  Althouse 

Jacob  Stout  and  Elizabeth  Aug.  29,  1804 

W.  Tobias  Ruh  and  Margaret  Stout 

Henry  Peil  and  Maria  Gertrude     May  30,  1804 
W.  Henry  Kilmer  and  Eliza 
Losina 

John  Ort  and  Sophia  June  29,  1804 

W.  Adam  Strayer  and  wife 

Jacob  Benner  and  Maria  Sept.  5,  1804 

W.  John  Benner  and  Elizabeth 


1805 


Anna  Maria  John  Rogers  and  Anna  July  12,  1804 

Jan.  1, 1805  W.  Michael  Ott  and  Susanna 
Thomas  Leonard  Jacobi  and  Elizabeth        Dec.  7,  1804 

Jan.  7  W.  John  Ott  and  Margaret 
Maria  Abraham  Henig  and  Hannah        Sept.  30,  1804 

Feb.  17  W.  parents 
Hannah  Peter  Koch  and  Elizabeth  Oct.  17,  1804 

Feb,  17  W.  John  Roth  and  Eva 


43  Should  probably  be  Willower,  see  entry  in  1806. 

44  Probably  June  30th  was  intended. 


174 

Child  and  BapL 

Lydia 

Feb.  17 
Peter 

Feb.  17 
John 

Feb.  17 
Catharine 


Michael 

May  11 
John 

May  12 
Samuel 

May  12 
Maria 

May  12 

Samuel 
May  12 

Susanna 

May  12 
Samuel 

May  12 
Joseph 

May  12 
Jesse 

June  23 
Thomas 


John  Peter 
July  13 

Samuel 
July  13 

Elizabeth 
July  25 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

'  Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Henry  Ott  and  Maria  Jan.  3,  1805 

W.'John  Fluck  and  Magdalena 

Daniel  Blume  and  Catharine        Nov.  29,  1804 
W.  Peter  Ott  and  Catharine 

Daniel  Folmer  and  Catharine       Nov.  21,  1804 
W.  John  Ott  and  Margaret 

John  Fassbender  and  Elizabeth     Nov.  19,  1804 
W.  Peter  Fassbender  and  Cath. 
Geres 

Abraham  Ott  and  Maria  Feb.  9,  1805 

W.  Michael  Ott  and  Elizabeth 

John  Eckel  and  Magdalena  Mar.  2,  1805 

W.  Henry  Eckel  and  Magdalena 

Joseph  Folmer  and  Catharine      Nov.  22,  1804 
W.  Jacob  Ruff  and  Sarah  Zumstein 

George  Sheib  and  Elizabeth         Mar.  16,  1805 
W.  John  Sylvius  and  Maria  Alt- 
house 

Jacob  Sheib  and  Maria  Dec.  7,  1804 

W.  Samuel  Seibel  and  Magdalena 
Sheib 

George  Folmer  and  Catharine      Dec.  25,  1804 
W.  Daniel  Folmer  and  Catharine 

Henry  Fluck  and  Catharine         Oct.  31,  1804 
W.  Philip  Shrawer  and  wife 

Peter  Sheib  and  Magdalena  Mar.  1,  1805 

W.  Peter  Sheib,  Sr.  and  Christina 

Jacob  Selzer  and  Susanna  Feb.  6,  1805 

W.  parents 

Daniel  Housekeeper  and  Eliza- 
beth June  7,  1805 
W.  Matthias  Housekeeper  and 
Catharine  Fluck 

Peter  Theil  and  Elizabeth  Feb.  2,  1805 

W.  John  Emig  and  Margaret 

David  Rinker  and  wife  Feb.  2,  1805 

W.  Geo.  Sheib  and  Catharine 
Hagar 

Joseph  Heffert  and  Maria  Dec.  7,  1804 

W.  parents 


Tohickon  Ref  or  tried  Records. 


175 


Child  and  Bapt. 

Catharine 

July  4 
Daniel 

July  4 
John 

July  4 
Sabina 

Oct.  6 
Abraham 

Sarah 

Oct.  6 
Catharine 

Oct.  6 
Magdalena 

William 


Israel 

Magdalena 

May  26 
George 

Oct.  27 
Michael 

Nov.  17 
John 

Nov.  17 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Andrew  Laux  and  Maria  May  22,  1805 

W.  Peter  Ott  and  Catharine 

David  Aderhold  and  Maria  Apr.  14,  1805 

W.  Daniel  Folmer  and  Catharine 

George  Weissel  and  Elizabeth  Apr.  1,  1805 
W.   

Jacob  Brecht  and  Susanna  June  15,  1805 

W.  Michael  Ackerman  and  Maria 

George  Ort  and  Elizabeth  Jan.  13,  1805 

W.  Peter  Rule  and  wife 

Daniel  Makel  and  Maria  Jan.  25,  1805 

W.  parents 

Abraham  Gerhart  and  Margaret  July  25,  1805 
W.  Adam  Kern  and  Catharine 

Henry  Stout  and  Eliza  July  5,  1805 

W.  John  Fluck  and  Hannah  Stout 

Ludwig  Algart  and  Barbara         June  20,  1805 
W.  Jacob  Beisher  and  Catharine 
Mikley 

Jacob  Barns  and  Barbara  Mar.  21,  1805 

W.  John  Ott  and  Margaret 

Christian  Getman  and  Magda-     May  26,  1805 
lena 

Philip  Hartman  and  Catharine  July  10,  1805 
W.  George  Hartman  and  Eliza 

David  Alem  and  Hannah  Oct.  11,  1805 

W.  Michael  Alem  and  Margaret 

Adam  Laux  and  Elizabeth  Oct.  13,  1805 

W.  Christian  Bloom  and  Catharine 


Enosh 

Jan.  1 
Jacob 

John 

Lydia 

Mar.  16, 1806 
John 

Mar.  23 


1806 

Joseph  Maugel  and  Elizabeth  Aug.  6,  1805 
W.  parents 

Joseph  Stump  and  Christina  Jan.  23,  1803 
W.  Jacob  Razel  and  Maria 

John  Razel  and  Elizabeth  Feb.  25,  1806 

W.  Peter  Henrich  and  Margaret 

Peter  Ruth  and  Maria  Elizabeth  Jan.  19,  1806 
W.  Henry  Peil  and  Maria  Gertrude 

John  Ott  and  Dorothea  Dec.  12,  1805 

W.  Jacob  Wambold  and  Elizabeth 


176 


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Child  and  Bapt. 

Abraham 
Mar.  23 
Anna  Barbara 


Susanna 

Apr.  23 
Samuel 

Apr.  23 
Micbael 

Apr.  23 
John 

Apr.  23 
John  Levi 

May  4 
Lydia 

May  25 
Joseph 

May  25 
Jesse 

May  25 

Hannah 

Hannah 
July  27 

Sophia 
July  27 

Catharine 

Jacob 

Lydia 

Eliza 

Elizabeth 

Barbara 


W. 
W. 

W. 
W. 
W. 
W. 
W. 

w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Abraham  Kiefer  and  Elizabeth     Nov.  5,  1S05 
Abraham  Cober  and  Christina 
John  Kern  and  Magdalena  Jan.  17,  1806 

Abraham  Gerhart  and  Anna 
Barbara 

George  Makel  and  Magdalena        Oct.  7,  1795 
parents 

George  Makel  and  Magdalena      Apr.  1,  1798 

George  Makel  and  Magdalena      Aug.  8,  1800 

George  Makel  and  Magdalena      Aug.  26,  1804 

Henry  Sylvius  and  Catharine      Jan.  6,  1806 
Peter  Sheib  and  Rachel 

John  Ott  and  Magdalena  Mar.  1,  1806 

Henry  Ott  and  Maria 

Andrew  Walter  and  Magdalena     Dec.  18,  1805 
Henry  Fluck  and  Catharine 
Peter  Stout  and  Magdalena 

George  Krauthammel  and  Mar.  28,  1806 

Catharine 

John  Sylvius  and  Maria  Mar.  14,  1806 

Maria  Sylvius 

Peter  Sheib  and  Magdalena  Mar.  18,  1806 
Jacob  Fluck  and  wife 

Peter  Koch  and  Elizabeth  Jan.  25,  1806 

Jacob  Dany  and  Eliza  Lessig 

Henry  Ott  and  Catharine  Apr.  6,  1806 

parents 

Peter  Solida  and  Magdalena  Apr.  15,  1806 
Jacob  Solida  and  Barbara 

Christian  Spies  and  Catharine  Dec.  15,  1805 
John  Sylvius  and  Maria 

Henry  Trumpore  and  Veronica  May  19,  1806 
parents 

Jacob  Strohm  and  Sarah  Jan.  20,  1806 

John  Razel  and  Elizabeth 

Samuel  Herwick  and  Susanna  Feb.  27,  1903 
Herman  Jost  and  Catharine 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


177 


Child  and  Bapt. 

Catharine 

  W. 

Maria  Margaret 

Sep.  7, 1806  W. 
Enosh 

Sept.  7  W. 
Elizabeth 

Sept.  7  W. 


John 

Sept.  7 
Maria 

Sept.  7 
Susanna 

Oct.  19 
Ephraim 

Oct.  19 
Maria  Magda- 
lena 

Nov.  9 
Andrew 

Nov.  9 

Jacob 


W. 


W. 


W. 


W. 


W. 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Samuel  Herwick  and  Susanna  Apr.  15,  1804 
John  Meyer  and  Catharine 

John  Boehm  and  Rosina  July  22,  1806 

John  Schiissler  and  Marg.  Elisa 
Jost  Folmer  and  Catharine  July  31,  1806 

David  Aderhold  and  Maria 

John  Ort  and  Sophia  June  29,  1806 

Henry  Fassbender  and  Cath- 
arine 

George  Ort  and  Elizabeth  May  11,  1806 

John  Ort  and  Sophia 

John  Althouse  and  Catharine  June  9,  1806 
John  Sylvius  and  Maria 

Christian  Ott  and  Elizabeth         July  30,  1806 

Peter  Ott  and  Susanna  Solida 

Abraham  Henig  and  Hannah        Aug.  15,  1806 

Jacob  Benner  and  wife  Aug.  27,  1806 

Adam  Wenhold  and  Magdalena 
Lewis 

Henry  Sein  and  Elizabeth  May  23,  1806 

Andrew  Colp  and  Maria  Magd. 
Folmer 

Jacob  Willower  and  Elizabeth       June  5,  1806 


W.  Jacob  Alem  and  Eliza 
Margaret  Philip  Tristeler  and  Maria  Sept.  13,  1804 

Nov.  30  W.   

Robert  John  Stoneback  and  Elizabeth      Sept.  20,  1806 

Nov.  30  W.   

Jacob  Jacob  Henig  and  Elizabeth  Oct.  5,  1806 

Nov.  30  W.  Emmanuel  Solida  and  Magda- 

lena 

Frank  Daniel  Ott  and  Catharine  Aug.  27,  1806 
  W.  Abraham  Ott  and  Magdalena 


1807 

Hannah  Jacob  Fluck  and  Elizabeth  Aug.  8,  1806 

Feb.  1, 1807     W.  John  Dannehauer  and  Hannah 
Fluck 


178 


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Child  and  Bapt. 

Matthias 
Feb.  1 


Jacob 

Susanna 

Apr.  22 
Israel 

May  17 
Joseph 

May  17 
Enosh 

May  17 
Anna 

May  17 
Joseph 

May  17 
Rachel 

May  17 

Eliifabeth 

John 
June  7 

Andrew 

June  7 
Tobias 

June  7 
Elizabeth 

June  7 
Maria 

June  7 
Peter 

June  7 
Elizabeth 

June  7 
Catharine 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Jacob  Hartman  and  Maria  Dec.  17,  1806 

W.  Matthias  Hartman  and  Catha- 
rine 

John  Solida  and  Catharine  Oct.  16,  1806 

W.  Jacob  Solida  and  Barbara 

Daniel  Stout  and  Sibylla  Nov.  16,  1806 

"W.  parents 

Henry  Kramer  and  Sarah  Dec.  7,  1806 

W.  John  Kramer  and  Anna  Lutz 

Henry  Fluck  and  Catharine         Oct.  6,  1806 
W.  Geo.  Smith  and  Catharine 

Jacob  Sheib  and  Barbara  Dec.  1,  1806 

W.  Philip  Fluck  and  Eliza  Witman 

Jacob  Sheib  and  Maria  Feb.  15,  1806 

W.  David  Alem  and  Hannah 

Samuel  Emich  and  Maria  July  23,  1806 

W.  Geo.  Emich  and  Margaret 

Jacob  Weierbach  and  Margaret     Dec.  23,  1806 
W.  Jacob  Apple  and  Elisa  Wol- 
shlager 

Conrad  Benner  and  Elizabeth  Feb.  10,  1806 
W.  parents 

John  Trumpore  and  Margaret      Apr.  8,  1807 
W.  John  Blank  and  Maria  Trum- 
pore 

Andrew  Laux  and  Maria  Oct.  1,  1806 

W.  parents 

Martin  Althouse  and  Catharine  Apr.  17,  1807 
W.  Abr.  Jost  and  Christina 

Adam  Jost  and  Sarah  Jan.  2,  1807 

W.  J  hn  Folmer  and  Elizabeth 

George  Folmer  and  Catharine  Mar.  27,  1807 
W.  Peter  Thiel  and  Eliza 

George  Razel  and  Susanna  Apr.  5,  1807 

W.  Peter  Ott  and  Catharine 

Samuel  Herwick  and  Susanna  Feb.  2,  1807 
"W.  John  Smith  and  Barbara  Shaver 

Daniel  Housekeeper  and  Eliza-    Apr.  25,  1807 
beth 

W.  Catharine  Housekeeper 


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Child  and  Bapt 

Benjamin 

July  19 
John  William 

July  19 
John 

Aug.  9 
Enosh 

Aug.  9 
Christina 

Aug.  9 
Daniel 

Aug.  10 

John 

Aug.  10 
Peter 

Aug.  10 
Susanna 

Aug.  10 
Rachel 

Aug.  10 
Eva 

Aug.  10 
Susanna 

Rebekah 

David 

John 

Sep.  20 
Sophia 

John 

Isaac 

Nov.  1 
Amos 

Nov.  22 
Mary  Ann 

Nov.  22 


W. 
W. 
W. 

w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

John  Sylvius  and  Maria  May  15,  1807 

Jacob  Sheib  and  Maria 

George  Hartman  and  Elizabeth     Mar.  5,  1807 

David  Aderhold  and  Maria  Apr.  19,  1807 

John  Adam  and  Esther 

Peter  Sheib  and  Magdalena  June  5,  1807 
Geo.  Sheib  and  Catharine 

Philip  Theis  and  Christina  Feb.  2,  1807 

John  Coffel  and  Maria  Lewis 
Geo.  Theil  and  Catharine  July  4,  1807 

Philip  Detesman  and  Maria 
Elizabeth 

Daniel  Thiel  and  Magdalena  May  12,  1807 
John  Mayer  and  Catharine 

John  Swarz  and  Margaret  Feb.  11,  1797 

John  Swarz  and  Margaret  Feb.  11,  1797 

John  Swarz  and  Margaret  Sept.  22,  1794 

John  Swarz  and  Margaret  Nov.  1,  1800 

Christian  Fluck  and  Hannah  Mar.  29,  1807 
parents 

Peter  Thiel  and  Eliza  Sept.  2,  1806 

Samuel  Emich  and  wife 

Nicholas  Frantz  and  Christina     Mar.  30,  1807 

Ludwig  Algard  and  Barbara  July  5,  1807 
John  Ott  and  Magdalena 

John  Fassbender  and  Maria  June  5,  1807 
John  Ort  and  Sophia 

Jacob  Gruber  and  Maria  Marg.     Sept.  6,  1807 

Doris  Rudy  and  Elizabeth  Rudy 

Jacob  Stout  and  Elizabeth  June  27,  1807 

Leonard  Jacoby  and  Elizabeth      Aug.  30,  1807 
Christian  Sneider  and  Sarah 
Christian  Sneider  and  Sarah      Sept.  14,  1807 
Michael  Sneider  and  Margaret 


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The  Pennsyh'ania-Gcrman  Society. 


Child  and  Bapt. 

Maria  Magda- 
lena 
Nov.  22 
Enosh 

John 

Philip 

Michael 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Isaac  Bean  and  Catharine  July  1,  1S07 

W.  Henry  Crautfaammel  and  Chris- 
tina 

Jacob  Kramer  and  Elizabeth  Aug.  18,  1807 
W.  John  Kramer  and  Margaret 

Abraham  Kiefer  and  Elizabeth  Nov.  8,  1807 
W.  John  Fluck  and  Magdalena 

Samuel  Emich  and  Magdalena  Oct.  24,  1807 
W.   

Andrew  Walter  and  Magdalena     Nov.  8,  1807 
W.  Michael  Fassbender  and  Cath- 
arine Heller 


Rachel 
Peter 


Michael 
Apr.  17 

Hannah 

Apr.  17 
John 

Libya  [!] 

May  29 
Lydia 

May  29 

Lydia 
May  29 

Magdalena 

May  29 
Susanna 

June  19 
Thomas  Henry 


1808 

Joseph  Heffert  and  Maria 
W.  

Archibald  Lester  and  Catharine 
W.  Solomon  Rumfeld  and  Caty 
Weber 

Michael  Reimer  and  Catharine 
Young 

W.  John  Young  and  Maria 

Henry  Stout  and  Elizabeth 
W.  Henry  Weissel  and  Eva 

John  Kern  and  Magdalena 
W.  John  Folmer  and  Barbara 

John  Ort  and  Sophia 
W.  Geo.  Smith  and  Catharine 

Abraham  Shrayer  and  Cath- 
arine 

W.  John  Hering  and  Maria 

Adam  Laux  and  Elizabeth 
W.  Frederick  Ott  and  Elizabeth 
Coder 

John  Bibighaus  and  Sophia 
M.  Michael  Colp  and  Maria  Magd. 

Joseph  Makel  and  Elizabeth 
W.   

George  Cope  and  Lydia 
W.  Henry  Cope 


Oct.  17,  1807 
Dec.  17,  1807 

Jan.  23,  180S 

Dee.  27,  1807 
Nov.  11,  1807 
Mar.  31,  180S 
Apr.  18,  1808 

Mar.  12,  ISOS 

Apr.  17,  1808 
Sept,  29,  1807 
Aug.  9,  1807 


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Child  and  Bapt. 
Anna  Margaret 

Margaret 

Elizabeth 


Hannah 

Magdalena 
Aug.  21 

Israel 
Aug.  21 

Jacob 

Aug  21 
Sarah 

Aug.  21 
Charles 

Aug.  21 
Matthias 

Aug.  21 

Catharine 


Elizabeth 

Samuel 

Jacob 

Jacob 

Jonas 

Isaac 


W. 
W. 

w. 

w. 
w. 

w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 

w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Paul  Cope  and  Magdalena  Mar.  17,  1808 

Daniel  Lander  and  Margaret 
William  Cope  and  Magdalena      Feb.  2,  1808 
John  Cope  and  Margaret  Cooker 
John  Henge  and  Elizabeth  Mar.  29,  1808 

Peter  Nase  and  Elizabeth 
Beaver 

Sebastian  Althouse  and  Maria      July  2,  1808 

Peter  Kern  and  Susanna  June  24,  1808 

Frederick  Fassbender  and  Sus-  Dec.  1,  1806 
anna 

Frederick  Kern  and  Anna  Jan.  26,  1808 

John  Zolner  and  Catharine  Sept.  8,  1803 

John  Zolner  and  Catharine  June  4,  1807 

Andrew  Laux  and  Maria  Apr.  7,  1808 

Matthias  Hartman  and  Cath- 
arine 

Jacob  Sheib  and  Barbara  Apr.  18,  1808 

Michael  Frederick  and  Cath- 
arine 

Tobias  Rule  and  Margaret  Mar.  5,  1808 

Jacob  Stout  and  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Henig  and  Elizabeth  Jan.  13,  1808 
  Knecht  and  Elizabeth 

George  Ratzel  and  Susanna  June  22,  1808 
Jacob  Ratzel  and  Maria 

Jacob  Fluck  and  Elizabeth  Aug.  8,  1808 

Peter  Ott  and  Elizabeth 

Benjamin  Beach  and  Eliza  Aug.  9,  1806 

Geo.   Krouthammel   and  Cath- 
arine 

Benjamin  Beach  and  Eliza  June  9,  1808 

Andrew  Krouthammel  and 
Eliza 


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The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Child  and  Bapt.  Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Jonas  Jacob  Hartman  and  Maria  Sept.  20,  ISOS 

Dec.  4  W.  parents 
Maria  Anna  George  Klein  and  Maria  Dec,  9,  1S08 

  W.  John  Henig  and  Maria 


Christina 
Libia  [!] 
John 
William 

Levi 

Apr.  30, 1809 
Isaac 

Apr.  30 

Ada 

Apr.  30 
Joseph 

Aaron 

Daniel 
May  21 

Anna 

June  11 
Esther 

June  11 
Larch  [!] 

June  11 
Catharine 

June  11 
Maria 

June  11 
Simon 


W. 
W. 

w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 
w. 
w, 
w. 
w. 

w. 


1809 

George  Sheib  and  Catharine  Dec.  16,  1S08 
Peter  Sheib  and  Christina 

John  Fluck  and  Catharine  Jan.  24,  1809 

Catharine  Kuchlein 

John  Hartman  and  Hannah  Jan.  15,  1809 
parents 

Abraham  Henig  and  Hannah        Feb.  2,  1809 

Ludwig  Algard  and  Barbara        Jan.  28,  1809 

George  Scheib  and  Elizabeth  Sept.  30,  1807 
Daniel  Jost  and  Susanna  Syl- 
vius 

Adam  Benner  and  Magdalena  Mar.  31,  1809 

Daniel  Stout  and  Susanna  Nov.  22,  ISOS 

John  Kramer  and  Susanna  Mar.  2,  1809 

Martin  Althouse  and  Catharine     Mar.  5,  1809 
Daniel  Althouse  and  Marie 
Ziegefus 

Joseph  Folmer  and  Catharine  Jan.  30,  1809 
Jacob  Folmer  and  Sibylla 

Jacob  Sheib  and  Maria  Apr.  18,  1S09 

Daniel  Sheib  and  Eliza  Coder 
Samuel  Emich  and  Magdalena      Mar.  3,  1809 
Herman  Jost  and  Eliza 

Abraham  Benner  and  Hannah      Mar.  12,  1809 
Geo.  Keller  and  Elisa  Kiichlein 
John  Wambold  and  Susanna        Feb.  13,  1S09 
John  Roth  and  Eva 

Christian  Sneyder  and  Eliza-        Feb.  19,  1809 
beth 


TohickoH  Reformed  Records. 


183 


Child  and  Bapt, 
Jesse 

Thomas 
July  2 

Anna 

July  2 
Tobias 

July  2 

Christian 
July  2 

Jacob 

Samuel 


Elias 

Aug.  6 
Sarah 

Aug.  6 
Anna 

Aug.  13 

John 
Aug.  13 

John 

Sept  24 
Sarah  Matilda 

Sept.  24 
Ludwig 

William 

Samuel 

Nov.  5 
John 

Nov.  26 


W. 

W. 
W. 

W. 

W. 

W. 
W. 

W. 
W. 
W. 

W. 

w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Jacob  Kramer  and  Elizabeth       Jan.  23,  1809 
Adam  Nunemaker  and  Barbara 
Michael  Frederick  and   Cath-     Feb.  8,  1809 
arine 

Jacob  Sheib  and  Barbara 

Henry  Ott  and  Maria  May  7,  1809 

John  Fassbender  and  Magda-      Feb.  11,  1809 
lena 

John  Rotzel  and  Elizabeth 

Daniel  Housekeeper  and  Eliza-     May  25,  1809 
beth 

Christian  Fluck  and  Hannah 
Daniel  Folmer  and  Catharine      June  22,  1803 
Jacob  Solida  and  Barbara 

Daniel  Folmer  and  Catharine      May  18,  1809 
Samuel  Solida  and  Magdalena 
Sheib 

Peter  Koch  and  Elizabeth  Aug.  8,  1807 

Peter  Koch  and  Elizabeth  Apr.  23,  1809 

John  Wampold  and  Susanna 
John  Kramer  and  Barbara  June  IS,  1809 

Henry  Nunemaker  and  Marg. 
Solida 

Samuel  Harwick  and  Susanna     Mar.  19,  1809 
Soloman  Litzeberger  and  Sus- 
anna Coder 

Daniel  Makel  and  Maria  July  15,  1809 

Henry  Kramer  and  Sarah  Apr.  25,  1809 

Martin  Sheib  and  Hannah  Muth 
Abraham  Durn  and  Catharine      May  3,  1809 
John  Ratzel  and  Elizabeth 

John  Mitman  and  Elizabeth  July  26,  1809 
Conrad  Mitman  and  Eliza 

John  Sylvius  and  Maria  Aug.  14,  1809 

Martin  Althouse  and  Catharine 
John  Steiner  and  Eliza  Feb.  17,  1799 

John  Weber  and  Eliza 


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Child  and  Bapt. 
Samuel 

Nov.  26 
Hannah 

Barbara 
Dec.  25 


David 

Jan.  7 
Anna 

Apr.  14 

Sarah 
Apr.  22 

Elias 

Apr.  22 
Catharine 

May  12 
Martin 

May  12 
Sarah  Anna 

Magdalena 
June  3 

Jesse 
June  3 

Maria 

June  3 
Peter 

Maria  Anna 

Abraham 

Jesse 

Maria 
Aug.  5 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

Parents  and  Witnesses 
John  Weber  and  Eliza 


W. 


John  Weber  and  Eliza 


Peter  Solida  and  Magdalena 
W.  Jacob  Solida  and  Barbara 

1810 

John  Steinbach  and  Elizabeth 
W\  Jacob  Baker  and  Polly  Tristler 
John  Hugh  and  Elizabeth  Wet- 
zel 

W.  Henry  Trumpore  and  Catharine 

George  Folmer  and  Catharine 
W.  Daniel  Sheib  and  Elizabeth 
Coder 

Joseph  W^eissel  and  Catharine 
W.  John  Ort  and  Sophia 

John  Solida  and  Catharine 
W.  George  Solida  and  Elizabeth 

John  Bibighaus  and  Sophia 
W.  parents 

Robert  Darrah  and  Elizabeth 
W.   

Tobias  Ruhl  and  Margaret 

W.   

Matthias  Housekeeper  and 
Catharine 
W.  Peter  Sheib  and  Rachel 

George  Ratzel  and  Susanna 
W.  Frederick  Ott  and  wife  Eva 

Jacob  Kiichlein  and  Maria 
W.   

David  Aderhold  and  Maria 
W.  Frederick  Ott  and  Eva 
Jacob  Stout  and  Elizabeth 

W.   

Anthony  Willower  and  Eva 
W.  Jacob  Dill  and  Elizabeth 

Peter  Thiel  and  Elizabeth 
W.  Geo.  Folmer  and  Catharine 


Date  of  Birth 
Sept.  6,  1804 

Nov.  20,  1806 

Sept,  21,  1809 

June  10,  1809 
Aug.  S,  1809 

Sept.  24,  1809 

Oct.  7,  1809 
Nov.  6,  1809 
Dec.  31,  1809 
Oct.  2D,  1809 
Feb.  10,  1810 
Apr.  22,  1810 

Dec.  31,  1809 
June  5,  1809 
Jan.  1,  1810 
Jan.  28,  1810 
May  14,  1809 
Jan.  15,  1810 


Child  and  Bapt. 
Barbara 

Aug.  5 
Samuel 

Aug.  5 
Thomas 

Aug.  5 

Maria  Magd. 

Isaac 

Sept.  16 
Jacob 

Sept.  16 
Maria 

Sept.  16 

Delilah 
Sept.  16 

Elizabeth 

Sept.  16 
Elizabeth 

Sept.  16 
Lydia 

Oct.  28 

Maria 

Oct.  28 
John 

Dec.  30 
Barbara 


David 


ToJiickon  Reformed  Records. 

Parents  and  Witnesses 
Peter  Ott  and  Eliza 
Abr.  Benner  and  Barbara  Fluck 
Jacob  Hartman  and  Maria 


W. 
W. 

w. 

w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 

w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 


John  Hartman  and  Barbara 
Matthias  Hartman  and  Cath- 
rine 

Andrew  Laux  and  Maria 

Abraham  Gerhart  and  Margaret 
Isaac  Gerhart 
Adam  Laux  and  Elizabeth 
Christian  Nicholas  and  Susanna 
Jacob  Henig  and  Elizabeth 
Jacob  Becker  and  Susanna 
Hagar 

Dennis  Wismer  and  Maria 
Henry  Krouthammel  and  Chris- 
tina 

Benjamin  Bache  and  Elizabeth 
John  Rech  and  Margaret  Solida 
John  Nunkesser  and  Maria 
John  Ott  and  Margaret 
Charles  Leyde  and  Margaret 
Jacob  Cressman  and  Anna 
Solida 

Andrew  Walter  and  Magdalena 
Joseph  Stump  and  Maria 
Joseph  Makel  and  Elizabeth 

David  White  and  Elizabeth 
,  John  Smith  and  Barbara  Mit- 
man 

Jacob  Wildanger  and  Elizabeth 
David  White  and  Elizabeth 


185 

Date  of  Birth 
Jan.  12,  1810 

June  7,  1809 

May  29,  1810 

Nov.  3,  1809 
Aug.  10,  1810 
July  15,  1810 
Dec.  12,  1809 

May  31,  1810 

Aug.  18,  1810 
Sept.  30,  1803 
July  29,  1810 

May  28,  1810 
Feb.  19.  1810 
Sept.  26,  1810 

Nov.  11,  1810 


1811 

Catharine  Frederick  Ott  and  Eva 

Apr.  14, 1811    W.  Peter  Ott  and  Catharine 

Jacobus  Ludwig  Algard  and  Barbara 

Apr.  14  W.  Samuel  Ott  and  Elizabeth 

Weierbach 


Dec.  28,  1810 
Oct.  18,  1810 


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Child  and  Bapt. 

Parents  and  Witnesses 

Date  of  Birth 

Micbael 

ivioses  Jvoip  duu  v^ttLiittriiic 

Nov. 

25,  ISIO 

A  -no       1  A 

Apr.  14 

W.   iVllLIlcLtJl  VJLL  dllU  wiie 

Catharine 

Daniel  Makel  and.  Maria 

Jan. 

15,  1810 

Apr.  14 

w,  parents 

ElizaDetn 

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Sept.  16,  1810 

May  0 

TXT   

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Anna  Maria 

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Jan. 

29,  1811 

May  5 

W.  Henry  Bibighouse  and  Maria 

Maria  Anna 

jQxiii  J? dssoenaer  ana  iviagud* 

Feb. 

7,  1811 

May  5 

lena 

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^V.  Joseph  Stump  and  Maria 

Dina 

Mar, 

4,  1811 

May  5 

Elizabetti 

Martin  Althouse  and  Catharine 

Mar. 

7,  1811 

May  5 

Vv .  L'd.niei  vjLL  ana  wiie 

ElizaDetn 

Frederick  Althouse  and  Sus- 

May 

21,  1810 

May  5 

anna 

YY •  jacuu  oiouL  duu  Hiiizdoeun 

Enosh 

Daniel  Housekeeper  and  Eliza- 

Apr. 

6.  1811 

hpth 

Hill 

Oct. 

22,  ISIO 

May  o 

\A/     ^^om^cro  Tv''T*OTnoT*  CI Ti QiTCdnno 
W  .    vJrcUX  gc  xVl  ciXlci    dilU.  OUbdUlld 

JUQitn 

Abraham  Kiiffer  and  Elizabeth 

Apr. 

10,  1811 

May  lo 

w.  joun  x\.eiicr  diiu  i>idrgdreL 

Catnarine 

Daniel  Stout  and  Susanna 

Apr. 

9,  1811 

May  lb 

w.  j-iUawig  xtom  ana  jiiiizaDetn 

Jonn 

Philip  Fluck  and  Susanna 

May 

16,  1811 

July  / 

VV .    J  UiiU    X:  iU.Cn.    dllU  iVict£^Udlt;Ild 

Jonn 

Henry  Ivramer  and  Sarah 

Apr. 

12.  1811 

J  uiy  / 

W .   «l  Uocyii    VJUU   diiu    iVldl  Id  Xadda 

Jeremiah. 

i\.oraQam  wormdii  dua  oarijara 

June  26,  ISll 

T.^ii^  no 

July  la 

TV.  parents 

Aaron 

Henry  W^orman  and  Maria 

Apr- 

13,  1811 

July  ^8 

w,   

Susanna 

Henry  Ott  and  Maria 

July  26,  1811 

iVUg.  lo 

TV.    X  Llllip    P  iUUiV    dllU.  iOu:><lUUd 

Francis 

John  Steinbach  and  Elizabeth 

Apr. 

20,  1811 

Aug.  18 

W.  Jacob  Keller  and  Sarah 

Henry 

Christian  Ott  and  Elizabeth 

Oct. 

30,  ISIO 

Aug.  18 

W.  Henry  Ott  and  Catharine 

Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


187 


Child  and  Bapt 
Lydia 
Aug.  18 

Lydia 

Aug.  18, 1811 
Jacob 

Aug.  18 

Maria  Bart)ara 
Sept.  8, 1811 

Maria  Magd. 

Sept.  8 
Aaron 

Sept.  8 
Sarah 

Sept.  8 
Elizabeth 

Sept.  29 
Charles  Henry 

John 

Catharine 
Oct.  19 

Thomas 

David 

Elizabeth 

Dec.  1 
Catharine 

Dec.  1 

John 
Dec.  1 


W. 

w. 

w. 

w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 
w. 

w. 
w. 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Daniel  Solida  and  Elizabeth       May  6,  1811 
Emmanuel  Solida  and  Magda- 
lena 

Peter  Stout  and  Maria  Oct.  9,  1810 

John  Swarz  and  Margaret 

Frederick  Koder  and  Magda-       Apr.  19,  1811 
lena 

Jacob  Koder  and  Esther  Fluck 
Adam  Frankenfield  and  Maria      May  3,  1811 
Cath. 

John  Mitman  and  Elizabeth 

John  Shellenberg  and  Elizabeth    June  29,  1811 

Michael  Colp  and  Magdalena 

John  Eckel  and  Magdalena   

Enoch  Davis  and  Magdalena         June  23,  1811 
Daniel  Folmer  and  Maria  Elisa 
Fred'k  Fluck  and  Sarah  July  22,  1811 

Peter  Mickley  and  Elisa  Ott 
Henry  Bibighoi.se  and  Maria       Sept.  4,  1811 
Theodore  Ludwig  Hoffeditz 
Jacob  Fluck  and  Elizabeth  Aug.  11,  1811 

Abr.  Benner  and  Barbara  Fluck 
Philip  Hartman  and  Catharine    Aug.  14,  1811 
Matthias  Hartman  and  Catha- 
rine 

John  Sheib  and  Elizabeth  Sept.  1,  1811 

George  Sheib  and  Julianna 

Jacob  Sheib  and  Barbara  Sept.  28,  1811 

David  Aderhold  and  Maria  June  23,  1811 

Daniel  Ott  and  Catharine 

John  Eckert  and  Catharine    28,  1810 

Philip  Theiss  and  Christina 

May  31,  1811 


John  Eckart  and  Catharine 
W.  Philip  Teiss  and  Christina 


Philip 
Feb.  9, 1812 


1812 

Jacob  Gerhart  and  Elizabeth 
W.  Philip  Herzel  and  Elizabeth 


Dec.  5,  1811 


i88 

Trip    P PI t tl  ^'\<I'7tnti  1  rf  (~Z r>vt/i.i C*/-> /-i  ^ • 
J.  r»c-   X     i^'t-i  yiL  UfilU-\jrtTTrl(l7l  oOClSiy. 

Child  and  Bapt. 

Date  of  Birth 

Aaron 

John  Bergstrasser  and  Barbara 

Jan.  17,  1812 

Mar.  20 

w.  uonn  iViayer,  granaiather 

Israel 

tj  uuu  i.  uiei  and  oaraii 

Aug.  15,  1811 

Apr.  5 

ry  ouuu  r  iucjb.  ana  L/atnarine 

Peter 

Daniel  Folnier  and  Catharine 

Dec.  28,  1811 

Apr.  5 

w.  jr'eier  boiicia  ana  Magaalena 

Anna 

i-'auitji  r  oimer  ana  catnarine 

Dec.  28,  1811 

Apr.  5 

TV.  J  UUU  jobc  ana  Anna  ooiiua 

Jacob 

vjeurge  ooiiaa  ana  iiiilzaDetu 

Mar.  2,  1812 

May  17 

VV.  jacoD  boiiaa  and  wife 

Joseph 

J  uuu  iviiLtnan  ana  xLilizaDetu 

Dec.  5,  1811 

May  17 

T» .  j^ttvxu  VV  igut  L  vvniLej  and  xDiiza 

John 

Dennis  Wismer  and  Maria 

Nov.  28,  1811 

May  17 

W.  John  Resh  and  Barbara  Mitman 

John  George 

Fred'k  Ott  and  Eva 

Feb.  26,  1812 

May  17 

W.  Peter  Strom  and  Catharine 

Swarz 

Charles 

Jacob  Kiichlein  and  Maria 

Sept.  26,  1810 

June  2 

W.   

Susanna 

Michael  Ott  and  Susanna 

Apr.  3,  1811 

June  2 

W.  Henry  Leidig  and  Elizabeth 

Elizabeth 

John  Trumpore  and  Catharine 

Dec.  21,  1811 

June  7 

W.  Elizabeth  Blank 

Jesse 

Jacob  Fike  [Fiege]  and  Susanna 

Apr.  17,  1812 

June  7 

W.  Wm.  Sylvius  and  Susanna 

George 

Thomas  Davis  and  Catharine 

Jan.  22,  1811 

June  12 

W.   

Henry  Philip 

Henry  Baker  and  Hannah 

Oct.  1,  1811 

W.  Philip  Henig  and  Anna 

William  Samuel 

Henry  Baker  and  Hannah 

Oct.  1,  1811 

W.  Samuel  Sellers  and  Catharine 

Elizabeth 

Peter  Sheib  and  Maria 

Apr.  8,  1812 

Aug.  9 

W.  Philip   Dannehauer  and  Eliza 

Sheib 

Hannah 

Jacob  Fassbender  and  Catharine 

Apr.  18,  1812 

Aug.  9 

W.  John  Benner  and  Catharine 

Peter 

Abr.  Titolow  and  Catharine 

May  18,  1812 

W.  Peter  Lewis  and  Maria 

Sarah 

John  Weber  and  Elizabeth 

June  11,  1812 

Nov.  1, 1812 

W.  Mich'l  Frederick  and  wife 

Amelia 

Matthias  Housekeeper  and  Cath- 

Sept. 16,  1812 

Nov.  22 

arine 

W.   

Tohickofi  Reformed  Records. 


Child  and  Bapt. 
John  Henry 

Dec.  13 
Elizabeth 

Dec.  13 

Joseph 
Dec.  13 

Samuel 

Dec.  13 
John 

Dec.  17 
George  Wash- 
ington 

Dec.  17 
Thomas 

Dec,  25 
Maria 

Dec.  25 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Philip  Fluck  and  Susanna  Sept.  28,  1812 

W.  John  Henry  "VVeissel  and  Eva 

Joseph  Stump  and  Maria  Oct.  2,  1812 

W.  Joseph  Friedrich  and  Eliza-  , 
abeth  Micky 
Jacob  Friederich  and  Elizabeth     Aug.  15,  1812 
W.  Michael  Friederich  and  Cath- 
arine 

Andrew  Walter  and  Magdalena  July  13,  1S12 
W.  George  Smith  and  Maria 

Wm.  St.  Clair  and  Maria  Sept.  24,  1810 

W.  John  Eckel  and  Salome 

Wm.  St.  Clair  and  Maria  Sept.  29,  1812 

W.  Michael  Frolich  and  Catharine 

Benjamin  Jacoby  and  Elizabeth  July  26,  1812 
W.  John  Ott  and  Margaret 

Jacob  Snabel  and  Magdalena  July  26,  1812 
W.   ■ 


1813 


Enosh  Adam  Durn  and  Margaret  Oct.  6,  1812 

Jan.  1, 1813      W.  Henry  Berndt  and  Catharine 
Samuel  John  Gerhart  and  Margaret         Sept.  27.  1812 

Jan.  1  W.  George  Leyde  and  Maria 

Jesse  John  Fluck  and  Sophia  Nov.  18.  1812 

Jan.  1  W.  Michael  Nase  and  Elizabeth 

Maria  John  Nunkesser  and  Maria  Oct.  2,  1812 

Jan.  3  W.  Saml  Sherer  and  Elizabeth 

Micky 

Catharine  George  Ratzel  and  Susanna         Nov.  13,  1812 

May  9  W.  Andrew  Fett  and  Catharine 

Sarah  Jost  Vollmer  and  Catharine  Mar.  3,  1813 

May  29  W.  Elizabeth  Zumstein 

Maria  Abraham  Thiel  and  Elizabeth      Apr.  13,  1813 

May  30  Henry  Allem  and  Hannah 

Jacoby 

Samuel  Joseph  Aderhold  and  Susanna       Jan.  1,  1S13 

May  30  W.  Samuel  Ott  and  Elizabeth 

Jacoby 


190  The  Pejinsylvania-Gernian  Society, 


Child  and  Bapt. 

Thomas 
May  30 

Rebekah 

July  11 
Susanna 

July  11 
Enosh 

July  11 
Margaret 

July  11 
Elizabeth 


Samuel 
Aug.  1 

Maria 

Aug.  1 
Elizabeth 

Aug.  22 
Levy 

Sept.  12 
Maria 


John 

Oct.  3 
Lydia 

Oct.  3 
Aaron 

Oct.  18 
Samuel 

Oct.  24 

Charles 
Nov.  9 

Henry 
Dec.  5 

Aaron 
Dec.  5 


W. 
W. 
W. 
W. 
W. 

W. 

w. 

w. 

w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 
w. 
w, 
w. 

w. 
w. 
w. 


"Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Frederick  Althouse  and  Sus-       Aug.  3,  1812 
anna 

Christian  Ott  and  Elizabeth  Nov.  16,  1812 

Adam  Laux  and  Elizabeth  May  5,  1813 

Peter  Keller  and  Maria  Ott 

Henry  Stout  and  Elizabeth  Apr.  17,  1813 

George  Sein  and  Margaret  Feb.  10,  1812 

Daniel  Althouse  and  Elizabeth 
Daniel  Housekeeper  and  Eliza-    Apr.  9,  1813 
beth 

Dennis  Wismer  and  Maria  Mar.  26,  1813 

Andrew  Krouthammel  and 
Elizabeth 

Peter  Ott  and  Elizabeth  Mar.  27,  1813 

Jacob  Stout  and  Elizabeth  Apr.  5,  1813 

Moses  Kolp  and  Catharine  Mar.  4,  1813 

John  Yost  and  Sarah  Ott 

Peter  Koch  and  Elizabeth  July  17,  1813 

Samuel  Shelly  and  Maria  Hete- 
rich 

Enoch  Davis  and  Magdalena  Oct.  18,  1812 
Ludwig  Roth  and  Elizabeth 

George  Weissel  and  Catharine  Aug.  11,  1813 
Henry  Weissel  and  Eva 

Adam  Kern  and  Sarah  June  5,  1813 

Adam  Kern  and  Catharine 
Peter  Stout  and  Maria  July  7,  1813 

Emmanuel  Solida  and  Magda- 
lena 

Wheeler  Clark  and  Elizabeth  Feb.  25,  1813 
Christian  Spies 

Robert  Derrach  and  wife  Apr.  14,  1812 

John  Solida  and  Catharine  July  31,  1813 

John  Shellenberg  and  Barbara 
Folmer 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


191 


Child  and  Bapt. 
Elizabeth 

Dec.  5 
Tobias 

Dec.  26 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Jobn  Hartman  and  Hannah  Sept.  4,  1813 
W.   

Daniel  Sheib  and  Elizabeth         Oct.  11,  1813 
W.  Abr.  Ziegefus  and  Catharine 
Sheib 


1814 

Peter  Abraham  Keefer  and  Elizabeth     Dec.  26,  1813 

Mar.  30  W.  parents 

Maria  Sebastian  Althouse  and  Maria    Sept.  18,  1813 

Apr.  1  W.  Jacob  Fassbender  and  Catharine 

Hannah  Abraham  Stout  and  Magdalena     Dec.  30,  1813 

May  1  W.  Henry  Herzel  and  Hannah 

Elijah  Fred'k  Ott  and  Eve  Nov.  25,  1813 

May  1  W.  George  Mitman  and  Maria  Ott 

Anna  John  Shellenberg  and  Elizabeth    Mar.  19,  1814 

May  1  W.  Henry  Shellenberg  and  Barbara 

Elizabeth  Philip  Fluck  and  Maria  Feb.  3,  1814 

May  21  W.  Daniel  Housekeeper  and  Eliza- 
beth 

Charles  ^ohn  Sein  and  Magdalena  Dec.  10,  1813 

May  22  W.  William  Sein  and  Barbara  Sein 

Eiias  Martin  Althouse  and  Catharine    Apr.  18,  1814 

June  1  W.  John  Ott  and  Maria  Magdalena 

George  Jacob  Sheib  and  Barbara  Feb.  24,  1814 

June  12  W.  George  Weissel  and  Catharine 

Maria  ^ohn  Stoneback  and  Catharine    Aug.  25,  1813 

June  12  W.  Philip  Henig  and  Hannah 

Awles  [!]  Samuel  Emich  and  Magdalena      Aug.  2,  1813 

June  12  W.  John  Allem  and  Catharine 

Reuben  John  Fluck  and  Catharine  Aug.  — ,  1813 

June  12  W.  George  Keller  and  Elizabeth 

William  Abraham  Sellers  and  Catharine     Jan.  3,  1814 

June  19  W.   

John  Peter  Fluck  and  Barbara 

July  8  W.  John  Fluck  and  wife,  grandpar-     June  10,  1814 
ents 

John  John  Stout  and  Susanna  May  21,  1814 

Aug.  14  W.  Joseph  Ott  and  Susanna 

John  Thomas  Housekeeper  and  Maria     May  4,  1814 

Aug.  14  W.  Jacob  Baker  and  Susanna 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Child  and  Bapt.  Parents  and  Witnesses 

Thomas  Jacob  Henig  and  Elizabeth 

Sept.  4  W.  George  Hager  and  Lydia  Sheetz 
Joseph  Abraham  Durn  and  Catharine 

Sept.  4  W.  Joseph  Stump  and  Maria 
John  John  Fassbender  and  Magda- 

Sept.  4  lena 

W.  Philip  Weikel  and  Catharine 
Pennina  John  Shiitz  and  Elizabeth 

Sept.  4  W.  Abr.  Housekeeper  and  Catha- 
rine Wack 

Magdalena  Isaac  Fluck  and  Elizabeth 

Sept.  4  W.  Jacob  Fluck  and  Elizabeth 
Henry  Henry  Leister  and  Elizabeth 

Sept.  5  W.   

Daniel  Daniel  Folmer  and  Catharine 

Sept.  25  W.  Daniel  Yost  and  Veronica 
Catharine  Daniel  Folmer  and  Catharine 

Sept.  25  W.  John  Solida  and  Catharine 


1815 

Susanna  Daniel  Solida  and  Elizabeth 

Jan,  8, 1815  W.  Jacob  Baker  and  Susanna 
John  John  Folmer  and  Barbara 

Jan.  27  "W.  Adam  Kern 

Daniel  Daniel  Longeneker  and  Sarah 

Jan.  29  W.  parents 

Samuel  Matthias  Housekeeper  and 

Jan.  29  Catharine 
W.  parents 

Ellas  Frederick  Althouse  and  Sus- 

Jan.  29  anna 
W.  parents 

Anna  Peter  Solida  and  Magdalena 

Feb.  19  W.  Jacob  Gerhart  and  Anna 

Anna  Jacob  Nunemaker  and  Catha- 

Apr.  20  rine 

W.  Adam  Sax  and  Anna 
John  Jacob  Fike  and  Susanna 

May  14  W.  Philip  Teiss  and  Christina 

Elizabeth  Matthias  Roth  and  Magdalena 

June  3  W.  Ludwig  Roth  and  Elizabeth 


Date  of  Birth 
Sept.  5,  1S13 

July  10,  1814 

June  8,  1814 

July  16,  1814 

Oct.  13,  1813 

Jan.  26,  1S14 

July  19,  1814 

July  19,  1814 

July  21,  1814 
Oct.  27,  1814 
Oct.  1,  1814 
Oct.  9,  1814 

Oct.  7,  1814 
Oct.  1,  1814 

July  12,  1S14 
Nov.  15,  1814 


TohickoH  Reformed  Reeords. 


193 


Child  and  Bapt. 

Samuel 

June  3 
Catharine 

June  4 
Henry 

June  25 

Elias 

July  16 
Barbara 

Aug.  6 
Samuel 

Aug.  27 
Peter 

Aug.  27 
Anna 

Aug.  27 
Magdalena 

John 

Sept.  17 
Susanna 
Sept.  8 

John 

Oct.  29 
Israel 

Oct.  29 
Maria  Anna 

Nov.  21 
Simon 

Dec.  10 
Anna 

Dec.  10 

Hannah 
Dec.  25 

Catharine 
Dec.  26 


W. 
W. 
W. 

W. 

w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 

w. 
w. 


w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 
w. 

w. 
w. 


Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Andrew  Laux  and  Maria  Mar.  31,  1813 

parents 

Daniel  Althouse  and  Elizabeth     Feb.  19,  1815 
John  Althouse  and  Catharine 
Dennis  Wismer  and  Maria  Jan.  6,  1815 

Henry  Krauthammel  and  Chris- 
tine 

Joseph  Ott  and  Susanna  May  27,  1815 

Elias  Ott  and  Susanna  Haas 
George  Solida  and  [Elizabeth]     May  17,  1815 
Henry  Shellenberg  and  wife 
John  Trumpore  and  Catharine     Nov.  3,  1814 

Jacob  Hartman  and  Maria  June  19,  1815 

Philip  Fluck  and  Susan  July  21,  1815 

John  Solida  and  Catharine  Jan.  17,  1815 

.  Peter  Solida  and  wife 
Jacob  Graff  and  Maria  Magda-    July  26.  1815 
lena 

John  Folmer  and  Barbara 

Benjamin  Beach  and  Elizabeth     Dec.  14,  1814 
George  Krouthammel  and  Cath- 
arine 

George  Hagar  and  Elizabeth  Aug.  21,  1815 
Jacob  Baker  and  Susanna 

Martin  Althouse  and  Catharine     Sept.  1,  1815 
Abr.  Zigefus  and  Catharine 
Frederick  Fluck  and  Sarah         Sept.  19,  1815 
Henry  Ott  and  Maria 

Daniel  Sheib  and  Elizabeth  Sept.  21,  1815 
John  Fluck  and  Catharine 

Jacob  Schnabel  and  Magdalena    Apr.  6,  1815 
Abr.  Schnabel  and  Eliza  Com- 
fort 

Daniel  Housekeeper  and  Eliza-     Oct.  26,  1815 

beth 
Hannah  Fluck 

Tobias  Rool  [Ruhl]  and  Mar-    Dec.  22,  1813 
garet 


194 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Child  and  Bapt 
Michael 

Jan.  14, 1816 
Catharine 

Jan.  14 

Margaret 
Jan.  14 

Thomas 

Feb.  11 
Lydia 

Mar.  9 

Francis 
Mar.  14 

Elizabeth 
Mar.  24 

Eleonora 
Apr.  15 

Maria  Magd. 

Apr,  15 
Maria 

May  5 
Elizabeth 

May  5 

Maria 

May  5 
Euphemia 

May  5 
Maria  Anna 

May  5 

Carolina 

May  14 
Daniel 

May  20 


1816 

Parents  and  V/itnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Samuel  Baum  and  Catharine  June  25,  1813 
W.  David  Lessig  and  wife 

Sam'l  Baum  and  Catharine  Sept.  1,  1815 

W.  Henry  Baum  and  Katy  Hen- 
dricks 

Sam'l  Mayer  and  Maria  Aug.  9,  1815 

W.  Wm.  Heineman  and  Katy  Wen- 
hold 

Peter  Sheib  and  Maria  Oct.  26,  1815 

W.  Peter  Sheib,  Sr.,  and  Susanna 

Jacob  Fluck  and  Elizabeth  Nov.  12,  1815 

W.  Elizabeth  Danehauer,  grand- 
mother 

John  Hartman  and  Hannah  Sept.  28,  1815 

W.  Michael  Friederick  and  Cath- 
arine 

Isaac  Fluck  and  Elizabeth  Oct.  1,  1815 

W.  Henry  Teiss  and  Maria  Wen- 
hold 

John  Sheip  and  Elizabeth  Dec.  14,  1815 

W.  Henry  Sheip  and  Elizabeth 
Masomer 

George  Weissel  and  Catharine  Feb.  8,  1816 
W.   

Abr.  Stout  and  Magdalena  Oct.  10,  1815 

W.  Margaret  Kucker 

George  Krouthammel  and  Cath-     Oct.  20,  1815 
arine 

W.  Jacob  Resh  and  Elizabeth  Yost 

Michael  Althouse  and  Susanna  Jan.  11,  1816 
W.  Jacob  Althouse  and  Maria  Kern 

Jacob  Wampold  and  Elizabeth  Nov.  8,  1815 
W.  George  Miller  and  Elizabeth 

John  Wampold  and  Elizabeth      Nov.  24,  1815 
W.  Henry  Trumpore  and  Anna 
Trumpore 

Peter  Ott  and  Elizabeth  Mar.  6,  1816 

W.  Susanna  Ott 

Christian  Ott  and  Elizabeth  Mar.  19,  1815 
W.  parents 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records.  I95 

Child  and  Bapt.  Parents  and  Witnesses  Bate  of  Birth 

Samuel  John  Sheip  and  Magdalena  Apr.  1,  1816 

May  26  W.   

Enosh  Moses  Colp  and  Catharine  Oct.  26,  1815 

May  26  W.  Abr.  Jacobi  and  Magdalena 

Lydia  Henry  Stout  and  Elizabeth  Jan.  16,  1816 

May  26  W.   

Eiias  Samuel  Sheib  and  Juliana  Dec.  6,  1815 

June  16  W.  Martin  Sheib  and  Marg.  Mayer 

Elizabeth  John  Stout  and  Susanna  Mar.  8,  1816 

June  16  W.  Wm.  Ott  and  Louisa  Peil 

Joseph  Jost  Folmer  and  Catharine  Jan.  8,  1816 

June  16  W.  John  Folmer  and  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Charles  Leyde  and  Margaret         Feb.  12,  1816 

June  16  W.  Peter  Roudenbush  and  Catha- 
rine 

Susanna  Frederick  Ott  and  Eve  May  12,  1816 

July  7  W.  John  Dieterly  and  Maria 

Samuel  Henry  Ott  and  Maria  May  16,  1816 

July  7  W.  Christian  Bloom  and  Catharine 

Daniel  Adam  Laux  and  Elizabeth  Mar.  15,  1816 

July  7  "W.  Daniel  Folmer  and  Catharine 

James           '  Andrew  Walter  and  Magdalena     Jan.  23,  1816 

July  7  W.  John  Fluck  and  Catharine 

John  Philip  Fluck  and  Maria  Feb.  27,  1816 

July  7  "W.  John  Ott  and  Elizabeth 

jsaac  Philip  Sheib  and  Elizabeth  May  18,  1816 

July  7  W.  Philip  AUem  and  Sarah 

j^achel  Thomas  Wrathman  and  Maria      July  8,  1816 

Aug.  18  W.  Peter  Sheip  and  Rachel 

j^aria  Thomas  Housekeeper  and  Maria    Apr.  17,  1816 

Aug.  18  W.  Joseph  Stump  and  Maria 

Carolina  Jacob  Sems  and  Elizabeth  Thiel     May  3,  1815 

Aug.  18  W.  David  Mumbauer  and  Hannah 

Elizabeth  John  Stoneback  and  Elizabeth      June  19,  1816 

Sept.  29  W.  Jacob  Stoneback  and  Elizabeth 

Catharine  Matthias  Roth  and  Magdalena      July  14,  1816 

Oct.  20  W.  Jacob  Stout  and  Catharine 

William  Jacob  Henig  and  Elizabeth  July  2,  1815 

Oct.  20  W.  Martin  Sheib  and  Eliza 

Francis  Sel-  John  Resh  and  Lydia  Sept.  15,  1816 

lers  W.  Henry  Krouthammel  and  Chris- 

Oct.  20  tina 


196 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Child  and  Bapt. 

•    Parents  and  Witnesses 

Date  of  Birth 

George 

Jacob  Graff  and  Magdalena 

Aug.  22,  1816 

Nov.  10 

W.  George  Nase 

Alexander 

Peter  Sellers  and  Susanna 

July  26,  1816 

Nov.  10 

W.  Henry  Wenhold  and  Elizabeth 

Shiitz 

Elizabeth 

Peter  Solida  and  Magdalena 

Sept.  20,  1816 

Nov.  10 

W.  George  Sollda  and  Elizabeth 

Fayetta 

John  Fluck  and  Catharine 

Aug.  17,  1816 

Dec.  1 

W.  John  Allem  and  Catharine 

Joseph 

Abraham  Laux  and  Maria 

Mar.  30,  1815 

juec.  i20 

W.  Daniel  Ott  and  Catharine  Hef- 

fert 

Jacob 

Jacob  Kramer  and  Elizabeth 

Dec.  25 

W.  Jacob  Lutz  and  Margaret 

lolT 

Catharine 

George  Hagar  and  Elizabeth 

Dec.  8,  1816 

Mar.  16, 1817 

W.  Philip  Hagar  and  Caty  Mayer 

Isaac 

John  Sheip  and  Hannah 

Dec.  31,  1816 

Apr,  6 

W.  Peter  Sheip  and  Marie  Jacoby 

Elizabeth 

Samuel  Theil  and  Maria 

Jan.  20,  1817 

Apr.  6 

W.  Widow  Heist 

Lovina 

John  Sheip  and  Elizabeth 

Feb.  11,  1817 

May  18 

W.  John  Folmer  and  Elizabeth 

Lydia 

John  Eckert  and  Catharine 

Oct.  15,  1816 

May  18 

W.  Michael  Friedrich  and  Catha- 

rine 

David 

Abraham  Maringer  and  Han- 

Mar. 9,  1817 

May  18 

nah 

W.  John  Ott  and  Elizabeth 

Francis 

Abraham  Gerhart  and  Hannah 

Apr.  6,  1817 

May  18 

W.  John  Stonebach  and  Elizabeth 

Lydia 

George  Gerhart  and  Susanna 

Dec,  27,  1816 

May  18 

W.  Jacob  Berndt  and  Magdalena 

Enosh 

Adam  Kern  and  Sarah 

Nov.  10,  1816 

May  18 

W.  parents 

Sarah 

Abraham  Stout  and  Magd. 

Nov.  3,  1816 

May  18 

W.   

Michael 

John  Trumpore  ^nd  Catharine 

Apr.  17,  1817 

June  8 

W.  Henry  Kramer  and  Cath.  Dreis- 

bach 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


197 


Child  and  Bapt. 

Samuel 

June  29 
Catharine 
Anna 

Aug.  10 
Aaron 

Aug.  10 
James 

Aug.  31 

Jacob 

Aug.  31 
Sarah. 

Aug.  31 
John 

Aug.  31 
Charles 

Sept.  21 
Levi 

Sept.  21 

Elias 

Nov.  23 
Hannah 

Feb.  26 
Lydia 

Dec.  4 


Parents  and  Witnesses 
Daniel  Althouse  and  Elizabeth 

W.  Michael  Snyder  and  Margaret 
George  Keller  and  Elizabeth 

W.  Anna  Kiichlein 


Immanuel 

Aug.  5 
Elias 

Mar.  20 
Carolina 

May  11, 1818 
Carolina 

Apr.  20, 1818 


W. 
W. 

W. 
W. 
W. 
W. 

W. 
W. 
W. 

W. 

W. 
W. 

W. 

W, 


Peter  Mickley  and  Maria 
John  Ott  and  Magdalene 
Jacob  Henig  and  Elizabeth 
Henry  Wenhold  and  Eliz.  Wil- 
lower 

Peter  Stout  and  Maria 

Henry  Mitman  and  Maria 
Henry  Ott  and  Catharine 
John  Sein  and  Maria 
John  Fassbender  and  Elizabeth 
Abraham  Durn  and  Catharine 
Peter  Ziegenfoos  and  Catharine 
Matthias  Housekeeper  and  Cath- 
arine 

John  Sheip  and  Magdalena*^ 
Christian  Fluck  and  Eliza  Sheip 
George  Weissel  and  Catharine 
parents 

Daniel  Housekeeper  and  Eliza- 
beth 

.  William  Fluck  and  Catharine 
Heffert 

Christian  Ott  and  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Hartman  and  Maria 

Frederick  Smith  and  Elizabeth 
John  Bangen  and  Maria 
David  Fluck  and  Rebekah 
Henry  Ott  and  Mary 


Date  of  Birth 
Apr.  14,  1817 

May  29,  1815 

May  25,  1817 

June  10,  1817 

June  5,  1817 
June  1st,  1817 
Jan.  15,  1817 
June  26,  1817 


Oct.  5,  1817 
Nov.  29,  1817 
June  20 

June  20 
June  21 
June  21 
June  21 


45  This  is  the  last  entry  of  Jacob  Senn.  The  following  eight  baptims 
were  entered  by  an  unknown  hand. 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Child  and  Bapt.  Parents  and  Witnesses  Date  of  Birth 

Thomas  Jacob  Fluck  and  Elizabeth  June  21 

Apr.  14, 1818    W.  Michael  Friedrich  and  Cath- 
arine 

Francis  Martin  Althouse  and  Catharine    June  21 

Apr.  1, 1818     W.  Joseph  Stump  and  Mary 


[11.    BAPTISMS  BY  REV.  JOHN  ANDREW  STRASSBURGBR, 
OCTOBER  1818  TO  NOVEMBER  1852.] 

Those  children  who  were  baptized  by  me,  John  Andrew  Strass- 
burger  in  the  year  A.  D.  1818: 

Dates  Children  Parents  Sponsors 

b.  July  25  Elias  Frederick  Fluck;  parents 

bap.  Oct.  4  and  Sarah 

b.  Aug.  4  Saul  Henry    John  Resh  and    Philip  Henry  and 

bap.  Oct.  4  Lydia  Anna 

b.  May  31  Elizabeth      Jacob  Swarz  and  parents 

bap.  Oct.  4  Sarah 
b.  July  1  Mary  Magda  Joseph  Ott  and 

bap.  Oct.  4  lene  Susan 

b.  June  2  Mary  Sarah  Daniel  Folmer 

bap.  Oct.  4  and  Catharine 

b.  Mar.  29  Samuel         John  Salladay 

bap.  Oct.  4  and  Catharine 

b.  Apr.  27  Henry  Abraham  Staut 

bap.  Aug.  2  and  Magda- 

lene 

b.  June  19  Joseph  Thomas  House- 

bap.  Oct.  25  keeper  and 

Mary 

Joseph  Joseph  Weisel 

and  Catharine 


parents 

Henry  Bernt  and 

Magdalene 
Joseph  Weissel 

and  Mary 
Henry  Bernt 


Henry  Fluck  and 
Catharine 


b.  June  5 
bap.  Oct.  25 
b.  May  6 
bap.  Nov.  15 

b.  

bap.  Nov.  15 

b.  Sep.  17, 1816 
bap.  Nov.  15, 1818 
b.  Feb.  11 
bap.  Nov.  15 


Andrew  Snyder 
and  Mary 

Elias  Peter  Wyerbach  Henry  Wyerbach 

and  Susan  and  Susan 

Elias  Joseph  Friede-    Michael  Friede- 

rich  and  Mary  rich  and  Catha- 
rine 

Elias  Peter  Wyerbach  Bastian  Horn  and 

and  Susan  Catharine 

Elizabeth      Moses  Kolp  and   John  Ott  and 
Catharine  Elizabeth 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


199 


Dates 

b.  

bap.  Nov.  15 
b.  Nov.  2 
bap.  Dec.  27 
b.  Oct.  23 

bap.   

b.  Feb.  9, 1818 
bap.  Feb.  7, 1819 

b.   

bap.   

b.  Dec.  25, 1818 

bap.   

b.  Dec.  9, 1818 

bap.   

b.  Jan.  20, 1819 

bap.  

b.  Oct.  22, 1818 

bap.  

b.  May  7, 1819 


b.  Apr.  4, 1819 
b.  Apr.  6, 1819 

b.  May  9, 1819 

b.  Sept.  11, 1816 

b.  May  24, 1819 

b.  Oct.  19,1818 
b.  May  8, 1818 
b.  Aug.  7, 1819 


Children 
Samuel 

Catharine 

Anna 
John 

Hannah 

Henry 

Elizabeth 

Samuel 

Caroline 

Elias 

Jacob 

Benjamin 
Peter 

Levi 

I/evi 

Hannah 

Franciscus 
Franciscus 
Levi 


Parents 

George  Heager 
and  Elizabeth 
Tobias  Gerhard 

and  Barbara 
Robert  Johnson 
and  Barbara 
Isaac  Fluck  and 

Elizabeth 
Joseph  Funck 

and  Maria 
Daniel  Hoffert 

and  Susan 
Henry  Mitman 

and  Maria 
John  Hartman 
and  Hannah 
Henry  Nees  and 

Elizabeth 
Joseph  Kramm 
and  Maria 

John  Shipe  and 

Hannah 
John  Stout  and 
Susan 


Abraham  Ger- 
hard and  Han- 
nah 

Matthias  House- 
keeper and 
Catharine 

Matthias  House- 
keeper and 
Catharine 

John  Eckert  and 
Catharine 

Henry  Sauercool 
and  Maria 

Peter  Mickly  and 
Maria 


Sponsors 

Samuel  Mayer, 
Sarah  Rinker 
Daniel  Folmer 

and  Catharine 
Michael  Snyder 
and  Margaret 
Michael  Keller 

and  Nancy 
Tobias  Franz  and 

Catharine 
J.  Keller,  Catha- 
rine Hoffert 
Conrad  Mitman 

and  Elizabeth 
Andrew  Laux  and 

Maria 
Joseph  Huberand 

Christina  Frank 
Henry  Driesbach 

and  Dorothea 

Mile 

Benjamin  Jacoby 
and  Catharine 

Henry  Kroutham- 
mel  and  Chris- 
tina 

Michael  Althouse 
and  Susan 


Hannah  Fluck 


Michael  Lutz  and 
Mary  Magdalene 

Jonah  Zellner  , 
Maria  Beringer 

John  Keller  and 
Anna  Ott 


200  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

Parents  Sponsors 


Dates 
b.  Aug.  7, 1819 

b.  July  15, 1819 
b.  Apr.  19, 1819 
b.  Aug.  14, 1819 


b.  May  31, 1819 
b.  Aug.  12, 1819 
b.  Sept.  27, 1819 
b.  Jan.  5, 1818 
b.  Aug.  5, 1910 
b.  Dec.  19, 1812 
b.  Mar.  3, 1816 
b.  Nov.  28, 1819 
b.  Oct.  20, 1819 

b.  Sep.  22, 1819 
b.  Jan.  22, 1820 
b.  Oct.  14, 1819 
b.  Dec.  31, 1819 
b.  Dec.  26, 1819 


Mary 
John 


b.  Aug.  14, 1819  Elizabeth 


Children 

Nero  J.  A.  Strassburg-  parents 

er  and  Catha- 
rine 

Anna  Maria  Samuel  Kidny     Mary  Hoffert 
and  Hannah 
Samuel  Fluck      Conrad  Yost  and 

and  Catharine  Catharine 
John  Shellen-  parents 
berger  and 
Elizabeth 
John  Shellen-  parents 
berger  and 
Elizabeth 
George  Sallady  parents 

and  Elizabeth 
David  Allem        Henry  Hertzel 

and  Hannah        and  Susan 
David  Fluck  and  John  Fluck 

Margaret 
Jacob  Strom  and  parents 

Sarah 
ditto  ditto 


Reuben 
Hannah 
John 
Sophia 
Levi 
Sarah 


ditto 


ditto 
ditto 


Mary  Mag-  ditto 
dalene 

Edmund       Jacob  Follmer  Henry  Leidy  and 
and  Elizabeth  Elizabeth 

Abraham       David  Mum-  Abr.  Mumbauer 
bauer  and  and  Barbara 

Hannah  Fluck 

Samuel         Jacob  Stout  and  x>arents 
Elizabeth 

John  John  Shive  and  Jacob  Merckel 

Magdalene  and  Rachel 

Hannah        George  Gerhard  Abr.  Gerhard  and 

and  Sarah  Hannah 

Hannah        Christian  Fluck  David  Mumbauer 

and  Mary  and  Hannah 

John  George  Weisel  John  Fluck 

and  Catharine 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


201 


Dates 
b.  Nov.  19, 1S19 

fa.  July  21, 1816 
b.  Feb.  9, 1820 
b.  Dec.  30,  1819 

b.  Jan.  17, 1820 
b.  Apr.  10, 1820 
b.  May  16, 1820 
b.  Mar.  14, 1820 


b.  Jan.  31, 1820 
b.  June  25, 1820 

b.  July  18, 1820 
b.  July  31. 1820 
b.  July  14, 1820 
b.  Sept.  15, 1820 
b.  July  6, 1820 
b.  Sept.  4, 1820 
b.  Sept.  21, 1820 


Children 
Abraham 

Henrietta 

Lydia 

Elizabeth 

Christine 

Levi 

Eve 

Tobias 

Andrew 

Peter 
Jacob 

Maria 

Catharine 

Samuel 

Jesse 

George 

Maria 

Elias 


Parents 

Abraham  Stout 

and  Magda- 

lena 
Henry  Althouse 

and  Anna 
Joseph  Fried- 

rtch  and  Mary 
Michael  Alt- 

hous  and 

Susan 
Charles  Ziegler 

and  Hannah 
George  Muth  and 

Sarah 
Philip  Fluck  and 

Susan 
John  Geres  and 

Sarah 
Tobias  Fratz 

and  Catharine 

Robert  Johnson 

and  Barbara 
Jacob  Althouse 

and  Magda- 

lena 
Abr.  Dorn  and 

Catharine 
Joseph  Weisel 

and  Mary 
Daniel  Shive  and 

Elizabeth 
Samuel  Fluck 

and  Catharine 
Jacob  Heny  and 

Elizabeth 
John  Tressler 

and  Margaret 
Peter  Fassbend- 

er  and  Hannah 


Sponsors 


parents 


Magdalene  Seibel 

George  Shive  and 

Julia 
Michael  Lutz  and 
Maria 

Daniel  Mayer  and 

Mary 
Abr.  Ott  and 

Maria 
Henry  Weissel 

and  Eve 
Henry  Krouthouse 

and  Christina 
Andrew  Krout- 

hammel  and 

Eliz. 
Peter  Swayer 

Jacob  Wenhold 
and  Hannah 
Friederich 

Jeter  Silvius  and 
Susan 

parents 

John  Shive  and 

Hannah 
John  Fluck 

John  Kreamer 

and  Susan 
Henry  Zep  and 

Sarah  Tressler 
George  Markel, 

Sibylla  Fass- 

bender 


202 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Dates 
b.  Jan.  8, 1821 

b.  Nov.  25, 1820 
b.  Nov.  24, 1820 

b.  Dec.  13, 1820 
b.  May  23, 1821 

b.  May  18, 1821 
b.  May  24, 1821 

b.  May  27, 1821 
b.  June  1, 1819 
b.  Aug.  19, 1821 

b.  Apr.  1, 1821 
b.  Aug.  4, 1821 

b.  Sept.  27, 1821 
b.  Sep.  28, 1821 
b.  Nov.  30, 1821 
b.  Nov.  27, 1821 
b.  Nov.  5, 1821 


Children 
Jacob 

Cath.  Anna 
Susanna 

Elizabeth 
Ephraim 

Hannah 
William 

Maria 

Elizabeth 

John 

Joseph 
Levi 

Levi 

Catharine 

Anna  Cath- 
arine 
Jesse 

William 


Parents 

John  Angeny 
and  Magda- 
lena 

Henry  Mitman 
and  Maria 

J.  A.  Strassburg- 
er  and  Catha- 
rine 

Samuel  Kidny 
and  Hannah 

Michael  Alt- 
house  and 
Susan 

Peter  Mickley 
and  Maria 

Michael  Schel- 
lenberger  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Resch  and 
Lydia 

George  Miller 
and  Elizabeth 

Christian  Fluck 
and  Magda- 
lene 

John  Hartman 
and  Hannah 

John  Folmer 
and  Elizabeth 

David  Fluck  and 

Rebecca 
George  Ott  and 

Maria 
Abr.  Gerhard 

and  Hannah 
John  Schiveand 

Hannah 
Robert  Johnson 

and  Barbara 


Sponsors 

Frederick  Kern 
and  Hannah 

parents 

parents 

parents 

George  Mangel 
and  Catharine 
Schussler 

Samuel  Deaterly 
and  Hannah 

parents 

John   ?  and 

Elizabeth 
Elizabeth  Miller 

John  Steher  and 
Magdalene 

parents 

George  Folmer 

and  Sarah 

Geyer  [?] 
Martin  Althaus 

and  Catharine 
Catharine  Ott 

Samuel  Cressman 

and  Anna 
Daniel  Schive  and 

Elizabeth 
George  Sain  and 

Hannah 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


203 


Dates 
b.  Dec.  17, 1821 

b.  Feb.  9, 1821 


b.  Feb.  26,  1822 

b.  Oct.  27, 1822 
b.  Mar.  11, 1823 
b.  Mar.  16, 1823 
b.  Dec.  14, 1822 
b.  Oct.l,  1823 

b.  Sep.  15, 1823 
b.  Dec.  8, 1823 

b.  Feb.  3, 1824 
b.  Feb.  2, 1823 

b.  Mar.  13. 1824 
b.  Dec.  21, 1824 


Children 
William 


Catharine 

Anna 
Anna  Maria 


Parents 

David  Mum- 

bauer  and 

Hannah 
Jacob  Fulmer 

and  Elizabeth 
John  Deis  and 

Elizabeth 


Sponsors 


parents 


parents 

Ludwig  Benner 
and  Anna  Maria 


Hannah        Isaac  Hunsberg-  Jacob  Hunsberger 


b.  July  22. 1822  Aaron 


er  and  Eliza- 
beth 


and  Susanna 
Benner 


Gideon 

Sophia 

Levi 

Ludwig 

Carolina 

Reuben 

Louisiana 
Peter 

Isaiah 
Maria 

Amos 
Mary  Anne 


Matthias  Hbuse-  Daniel  House- 
keeper and  keeper  and 
Catharine  Elizabeth 

J.  A.  Strassberg-  parents 
er  and  Catha- 
rine 

John  Gerhard 
and  Margaret 

Henry  Eckel 
and  Maria 

Philip  Fluck 
and  Susan 

Jacob  Stout  and 
Elizabeth 

J.  A.  Strassburg- 
er  and  Catha- 
rine 

David  Fluck  and  parents 
Rebekah 

Peter  Saladay 
and  Magda- 
lene 

Peter  Mickly 
and  Maria 

Samuel  Eckert 
and  Elizabeth 


parents 

John  Eckel  and 
M.  Magdalene 
Henry  Ott  and 

Mary 
S.  Krouthammel 

and  Rebekah 
parents 


parents 


Joseph  Fried- 
rich  and  Mary 

Peter  Fassbend- 
er  and  Anna 


Frederick  Rool 

and  Elizabeth 
John  Keller  and 
Elizabeth  Eck- 
ert 

Peter  Ziegenfus 
and  Catharine 

Jacob  Fassbender 
and  Catharine 


204 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Dates  Children  Parents  Sponsors 

b.  Jan.  9, 1824         Maria  Anna  Abraham  Leidy  parents 

and  Elizabeth 

b.  Apr.  22, 1823        Franciscus    Abr.  Gerhard  parents 

and  Barbara 

b.  Aug.  17, 1825       Samuel         Abr.  Gerhard       Samuel  Sholl  and 

and  Barbara  Susanna 

b.  Feb.  25, 1826        Elizabeth      J.  A.  Strassburg-  Henry  Stout  and 

er  and  Catha-  Elizabeth 
rine 

b.  Feb.  6, 1826         Samuel  David  Fluck  and  Samuel  George 

wife  and  Barbara 

b.  Dec.  26, 1825        Sophia  Jacob  Hartman    Adam  Wetzel  and 

and  Maria  Susanna 

b.  Jan.  15,  1826       Emmanuel    John  Salladay     John  Ott  and  wife 

and  Hannah 

b.  Feb.  22, 1826        Lydia  Jacob  Althouse  John  Frd,  Chris- 

and  Magda-         tina  Shissler 
lena 

b.  Jan.  26, 1826        Elizabeth      John  Stover  and  J.  A.  Strassburger 

Hannah  and  Catharine 

b.  Nov.  14, 1825       George  George  Haeger    Jacob  Markel  and 

and  Elizabeth  Rachel 
b.  May  30, 1826        Hannah        Michael  Alt-        Abr.  Gerhard  and 

house  and  Hannah 

Susanna 

b.  Sept.  6, 1826        Isaiah  Samuel  Mayer     Peter  Heager  and 

and  Elizabeth  Susanna 

b.  Feb.  25, 1826       Elizabeth      J.  A.  Strassburg-  Henry  Stout  and 

er  and  Catha-  Elizabeth 
rine 

b.  Sep.  21, 1826        Matthias       Martin  Althouse  Benj.  Jacoby  and 

and  Catharine  Catharine 

b.  Sep.  26, 1826        Catharine      Henry  Shive       George  Kroutham- 

and  Anna  mel  and  Catha- 

rine 

b.  Aug.  23, 1826       William        Henry  Slighter  parents 

and  Magda- 
lena 

b.  Dec.  30, 1826        Aaron  Henry  Eckel  and  parents 

Magdalena 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


205 


Dates 
b.  Oct.  17, 1827 

b.  Sept.  25, 1827 

b.  Nov.  2, 1827 

b.  Jan.  30, 1828 
b.  Feb.  7, 1828 
b.  Apr.  4, 1828 
b.  June  14, 1828 
b.  Jan.  20, 1828 

b.  Jan.  16, 1829 

b.  May  17, 1829 
b.  Feb.  8, 1829 

b.  Oct.  28, 1829 
b.  May  13, 1829 
b.  July  7, 1829 
b.  Apr.  20,  1829 
b.  Oct.  16, 1829 
b.  June  4, 1830 
b.  Mar.  3, 1830 


Children 
Dinah 


Henry  Stout 

Ludwig 

Elias 

Samuel 

Israel 

Thomas 

Mary  Ann 

Henrietta 
Emmanuel 

Tobias 

John 

Elizabeth 

Peter 

Catharine 

Magdalena 

Mary  Anne 


Parents 

Abr.  Gerhard 
and  Hannah 

George  Heager 
and  Elizabeth 

J.  A.  Strassburg- 
er  and  Catha- 
rine 

Samuel  Ekel  and 

Catharine 
John  Follmer 

and  Elizabeth 
George  Cress- 
man  and  Eliza 
Samuel  Eckert 

and  Elizabeth 
David  Mum- 

bauer  and 

Hannah 
Michael  Shellen- 

berger  and 

Elizabeth 
Samuel  Ott  and 

Elizabeth 
George  Heager 

and  Eliza 

George  Reiff  and 

Sarah 
Jacob  Gaubel 

and  Anna 
Philip  Fluck  and 

Susanna 
John  Been  and 

Sarah 
Peter  Stout  and 

Mary 
Samuel  Weissel 

and  Catharine 
Jacob  Atherhold 

and  Susanna 


Sponsors 

Peter  Kern 

and  Susan 
Andrew  Krout- 
hammel  and 
Elizabeth 
Henry  Stout  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Ekel  and 

Maria 
George  Cressman 

and  Elizabeth 
John  Follmer  and 

Elizabeth 
parents 


parents 


parents 


Peter  Mickly  and 
wife 

Enosh  Kroutham- 
mel  and  Catha- 
rine Fassbenner 

Tobias  Sholl  and 
Catharine 

Joseph  Stierly 
and  Elizabeth 

parents 

Joseph  Stump  and 

wife 
Henry  Mitman 

and  wife 
Peter  Salladay 

and  Magdalena 
Andrew  Been  and 

Sarah  Follmer 


206 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Dates 
b.  May  23, 1830 

b.  July  20, 1830 

b.  Jan.  30, 1828 
b.  May  14, 1830 
b.  May  30, 1831 
b.  Dec.  5, 1831 

b.  Aug.  11, 1832 
b.  Aug.  3, 1832 

b.  Nov.  29, 1832 
b.  Oct.  23, 1832 
b.  Oct.  28, 1832 
b.  Oct.  7, 1832 
b.  Nov.  16, 1832 

b,  Dec.  30, 1832 

b.  Oct.  31, 1832 
b.  Apr.  26, 1833 

b.  May  27, 1833 


Children 

Dorothea 

Anna 
Samuel 


Ludwig 
William 
Jonathan 
Peter 

Susanna 
Henrietta 

Mary  Anne 

Francis 

Benjamin 

Lydia 

Catharine 

Mary 

Jacobus 
Henry 

Sarah  Anne 


Parents 

John  Sellers  and 

Mary 
David  Mum- 

bauer  and 

Magdalena 
Samuel  Ekel  and 

Catharine 
Joseph  Mast 

and  Sarah 
Abr.  Fluck  and 

Lydia 
Samuel  Fassben- 

ner  and  Eliza 

Jacob  Hartman 
and  Catharine 

David  Mum- 
bauer  and 
Hannah 

John  Sellers  and 
Mary  Anna 

Samuel  Weissel 
and  Catharine 

George  Ott  and 
Magdalena 

George  Heager 
and  Elizabeth 

J.  A.  Strassburg- 
er  and  Catha- 
rine 

Thomas  Frede- 
rick and 
Christina 

Henry  Deis  and 
Sarah 

Charles  Sellers 
and  Magda- 
lena 

Christian  Gerris 
and  Maria 


Sponsors 

Jacob  Worman 
and  Elizabeth 

.Christian  Fluck 
and  Hannah 

John  Ekel  and 

Maria 
William  Mast  and 

Sarah 
parents 

Michael  KeUer 
and  Catharine 
Hartman 

John  Keller  and 
wife 

parents 


Henry  Ott  and 

Mary 
Henry  Ekel  and 

Mary 
John  Follmer  and 

Elizabeth 
Samuel  Henny 

and  Elizabeth 
parents 


John  Frederick 
and  Magdalena 

Philip  Deis  and 

Christina 
Thomas  Creamer^ 

and  Catharine 

Haeger 
parents 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


207 


Dates 
b.  Aug.  31, 1833 

b  Oct.  3, 1833 

b.  Nov.  11, 1833 

b.  Feb.  9, 1834 

b.  Dec.  12,1833 

b.  Jan.  22, 1834 

b.  Nov.  9, 1833 

b.  Feb.  17, 1834 
b.  June  23, 1832 
b.  Feb.  7, 1834 
b.  July  12. 1834 
b.  June  28, 1834 
b.  Apr.  24, 1834 
b.  Aug.  15. 1S34 
b.  Oct.  14. 1834 
b.  Oct.  2, 1834 
b.  Sep.  3, 1834 
b.  Nov.  11, 1834 
b.  Dec.  8, 1834 
b.Oct.  12, 1834 


Children 
Levina 

Samuel 

Jonas 

Henry 

Levina 

Mary  Mag- 

dalena 
Carolina 

George 

Israel 

Ezra 

John  Henry 

Daniel 

Mary 

Elvina  Cath 

arine 
Mary 

Levi 

Elizabeth 

Eli 

Peter 

Catharine 
Anna 


Parents  Sponsors 

George  Heft  and 
wife 

George  AUum  and 
wife 

Peter  Mickly  and 

wife 
John  Shive  and 

Hannah 
parents 


Samuel  Heft  and 

Sarah 
John  Been  and 

Sarah 
Charles  Moore 

and  Veronica 
Peter  Shive  and 

Catharine 
Henry  Mitman 

and  Maria 
Jacob  Althouse 

and  Maria 
Samuel  Fassben- 
ner  and  Eliza- 
beth 
Elias  Gerhard 

and  Esther 
Elias  Gerhard 
and  Esther 
William  Moore 
and  Hannah 
Henry  Eckel 
and  Mary 
Matthias  Laux 

and  Catharine 
Charles  Deterly 

and  Eliza 
Samuel  Ekel 

and  Catharine 
Enoch  Davis  and 

Sarah 
John  Follmer 

and  Catharine 
Eli  Thomas  and 

Eliza 
Michael  Ott  and 

Barbara 
John  Wirebach 

and  Mary 
Jonas  Althouse 
and  Susanna 


Jacob  Fassbenner, 
Mary  Althouse 

Jacob  Althouse 
and  Maria 

parents 

Abr.  Gerhard  and 

Hannah 
Samuel  Keller 

and  Sarah 
parents 

parents 

Henry  Mitman 
and  Magdalena 

David  Spinner 
and  Catharine 

Michael  Hetrich 
and  Elizabeth 

parents 

Saul  Schlichter, 

Elizabeth  Dorn 
Peter  Mickly  and 

Mary 
John  Sellers  and 

Mary 
Charles  Dieterly 

and  Elizabeth 


208 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Dates  Children  Parents  Sponsors 

b.  Dec.  17, 1835       Ellowina[!]  Samuel  Weissel  parents 

and  Catharine 

b.  Dec.  17, 1835        Caroline        Samuel  Weissel  Joseph  Weissel 

and  Catharine  and  Susanna 

b.  Dec.  27, 1835        Lewis  Kratz  Enosh  Stout  and  parents 

Catharine 

b.  Feb.  23, 1836        Noah            J.  A.  Strassburg-  parents 

er  and  Catha- 
rine 

b.  Apr.  8, 1836         Isaac            John  Stover  and  parents 

Hannah 

b.  Oct.  16, 1836        Catharine      Solomon  Teiss  Elizabeth  House- 
Anna            and  Catharine  keeper 
b.  Jan.  12,  IS 37        Sarah           Samuel  Fluck  parents 

and  Catharine 

b.  Jan.  14, 1837        Sarah           John  Wirebach  John  Been  and 

and  Mary  Sarah 

b.  Jan.  1, 1837         Joseph          Enosh  Stump  Joseph  Stump  and 

and  Elizabeth  Maria 

b.  Mar.  14, 1837       John            George  Hartman  Michael  Althouse 

and  Maria  and  Susanna 

b.  Dec.  6, 1836         Mar>            Philip  Fluck  and  parents 

Magdalene 

b.  July  20, 1837        Sarah           John  Ott  and  Daniel  Ott  and 

Susanna  Elizabeth 

b.  May  20, 1837        Haymondus  Jacob  Resh  and  Martin  Yost  and 

Catharine  Rachel 

b.  Sept.  13, 1836       Maria  Anna  Jacob  Gerhard  parents 

and  Mary 

b.  Mar.  19, 1837       Hannah        Christian  House-  parents 

keeper  and 
Hannah 

b.  Mar.  1, 1838         Gideon          John  Stover  and  parents 

Hannah 

b.  Jan.  9,  1838         Carolina        Samuel  Saladay  parents 

and  Catharine 

b.  May  21, 1838        Catharine      Samuel  Follmer  J.  Follmer  and 

Anna            and  Caroline  Mary 

b.  May  27,  1838        Mahlon         John  Laux  and  parents 

Elizabeth 

b.  July  9, 1838         Jacob            Jacob  Deiss  and  Samuel  Eckert 

Hannah  and  Elizabeth 


Tohickon  Re 

Pates 

Children 

b.  July  12, 1841 

Anna 

b.  July  5, 1841 

Hannah 

b.  Oct.  24, 1841 

Sarah  Eliza- 

beth 

b.  Dec.  5, 1841 

Amanda 

b.  Dec.  28, 1841 

Elizabeth 

b.  Dec.  2, 1841 

John 

b.  June  15, 1842 

John 

b.  Nov.  22, 1842 

Levina 

b.  Dec.  5, 1842 

Isaac 

b.  May  21, 1843 

Allen 

b.  Dec.  27, 1843 

Anna 

b.  Aug.  5, 1844 

Maria 

b.  Nov.  28,  1844 

Hannah 

b.  Aug.  24, 1843 

Mary 

b.  Jan.  13, 1846 

Jonas 

b.  Nov.  27, 1847 

Jairus 

b.  Dec.  17, 1847 

George 

Augustus 

b.  May  2, 1848         Hannah  Isa 
beila 

b.  Nov.  21, 1852       Mary  Jane 


formed  Records.  209 

Parents  Sponsors 
Samuel  Fluck  parents 

and  Catharine 
John  Stover  and  parents 

Hannah 

George  Ott  and  Daniel  Ott  and 
Magdalena  Elizabeth 

Henry  Ekel  and  parents 
Maria 

William  Moore  parents 

and  Hannah 
John  Steahrand  parents 

wife 

Daniel  Appenzel-  parents 

ler  and  Mary 
Henry  Ott  and     David  Missmer 

Mary  Anna 
Klinker 
Jacob  Gerhard  parents 

and  Mary 
Enosh  Stout  and  parents 

Catharine 
Adam  Fluck  and  parents 

May 

David  Creamer  parents 

and  Lydia 
William  Moore  parents 

and  Hannah 
John  Stover  and  parents 

Hannah 
John  Stover  and  parents 

Hannah 
William  Moore  parents 

and  Hannah 
Augustus   Fish-  George  Hartman 
er,  Maria  and  wife 

Hartman 
.  John  Lewis  and  Samuel  Hinkel 
j^ary  and  Hannah 

Peter  Bachman  parents 
and  Susanna 


210 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


[The  following  four  baptisms  were  entered  by  another  hand.] 
Dates  Children  Parents  Sponsors 


b.  Apr.  6,1844 
bap.  July  7 

b.  July  2, 1848 
bap.  Oct.  22 


Petrus 


John  An- 
drew 


Michael  Fried- 
rich  and  Sar- 
ah Ludwich 

Michael  Fried- 
rich  and  Sar- 
ah Ludwich 


b.  Sept.  27, 1851  Anna  Maria  ditto 
bap.  July  4, 1852 

b.  Nov.  21, 1858  Catharine  ditto 
bap.  Mar.  27, 1859 


John  Friedrich 
and  wife 

John  Friedrich 
and  wife 

Cornelius  Schontz 

and  wife 
Reuben  [?]  Sang- 

mester  and  wife 


[12.    BAPTISMS  BY  REV.  PETER  S.  FISHER,  1864-1S69.] 

On  p.  143  of  the  record  is  the  following  entry  about  the  be- 
ginning of  Mr.  Fisher's  ministry. 

"On  Saturday,  the  20th  of  June,  1S57,  the  Rev.  Peter  S. 
Fisher  of  Centre  County  delivered  a  sermon  as  a  visitor  in 
the  Tohickon  Church  and  on  Saturday  following  he  was  al- 
most unanimously  elected  in  this  congregation,  as  well  as 
at  Indian  Creek  and  Charlestown,  as  pastor  of  these  three 
congregations.  On  Sunday,  October  IS,  1857,  he  entered 
upon  his  office  as  minister  in  this  congregation  and 
preached  from  Corinth.  3:11.  On  Dec.  25,  1757,  he  was  in- 
stalled by  a  committee  appointed  for  this  purpose.  It  con- 
sisted of  W.  T.  Gerhard,  A.  L.  Dechant,  A.  J.  Strassburger." 

Dates  Children  Parents  Sponsors 

b.  Nov.  1, 1863         Anna  Mary    Samuel  Miller  parents 

and  Catharine 
b.  Jan.  14,  1864       Samuel         Michael  Hart-  parents 

man  and  Mary 
b.  Dec.  14, 1863        Allen  Samuel  Ratzel  parents 

and  Mary 

b.  Mar.  17, 1864       Hannah        Adam  Reider  parents 
bap.  Aug.  20, 1864  and  Maria 

b.  June  2, 1864        Marcellinus  Wm.  S.  Wismer  parents 
bap.  Aug.  4 

b.  Oct.  30, 1864        Lewis  Abr.  Hartman  parents 

and  Elizabeth 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


211 


Dates 

Children 

b.  Oct  3, 1864 

Livia 

h.  Nov.  16, 1864 

J  onn 

b.  Jan.  16, 1865 

Mary  Etta 

b.  Dec.  18. 1865 

Mary  Sus- 

anna 

V»  TVTo T   90    1  Sfi^ 
D.  jyiar.  xoo«> 

Henry  Con- 

rad 

b.  Aug.  1, 1865 

Rosa  Emma 

b.  Dec.  22, 1865 

Elmer 

D.  May  ly,  loDD 

Allpn  HpTirv 

bap.  Aug.  26 

b.  Aug.  16,  looo 

bap.  Sep.  lb 

b.  July  19, 1866 

Francis  Er- 

bap.  Sep.  16 

win 

b.  Nov.  13, 1865 

i:iizabetli 

bap.  June  24,  1866 

b.  June 

ATirhaGl 

bap.  Sep. 

D.  JjeC.  ^U,  XoDu 

Tbomas 

bap.  Oct.  28 

D.  bepi.  llJ,  loDO 

Henrv  Er- 

bap.  Nov.  6 

win 

b.  Sep.  12, 1866 

Mary 

bap.  Nov.  18 

b.  Nov.  26,1866 

Quintus 

bap.  Mar.  3, 1867 


Parents  Sponsors 

Jacob  D.  Mitman  parents 

and  Sarah 
Henry  Angeney  parents 

and  Lucy 

Anne 

  Stover  parents 

Philip  Fluck  and  parents 

Christina 
Samuel  Miller  parents 

and  Catharine 
John  B.  Loux  parents 

and  Barbara 
Samuel  Dim-  parents 

steab 

Francis  J.  Wei-  parents 

eel,  Sarah  von 

Harpel 
Eli  Stoudt,  parents 

Rachel 

Schwartz 
William  Ziegen-  parents 

fus,  Amanda 

Mangel 
William  Mangel,  parents 

Lucinda  Fox 
Michael  Hart-  parents 

man,  Mary 

Walter 
Jacob  Fulmer,  parents 

Elizabeth  Kel- 

mer 

Louis  K.  Stout,  parents 
Levina  Alt- 
house 

Samuel  Alt-  parents 

house,  Sarah 

Crouthamer 
Benjamin  Ott,  parents 

Susanna 

Kramer 


212 


The  P ennsylvania-G crman  Society. 


Dates 

b.  Aug.  22, 1866 
bap.  Mar.  3, 1867 

b.  June  27, 1868 
bap.  Sep.  20 
b.  July  23, 1868 
bap.  Nov.  2, 1868 

b.  Dec.  14, 1863 

b.  Aug.  18, 1866 
bap.  May  4, 1867 

b.  Aug.  22, 1866 
bap.  July  28, 1867 

b.  Apr.  1,1867 
bap.  Sep.  7, 186 7 

b.  June  28, 1S6S 
bap.  Jan.  1869 
b.  Sep.  17, 1868 
bap.  Dee.  13, 1868 

b.  Dec.  1, 1868 
bap.  Jan.  24, 1869 


Children 
Emma  Jane 

Mary  Susan 

Francis 
Henry 

Elizabeth 

Pearson 

Anna 

Emma  Jane 

Emma 
Servetus 

Abi  [!] 


Parents 

Oliver  Mayer, 
Mary  Jane 
Stever 

Levi  Mitman, 
Hannah  Steely 

William  S.  Wis- 
mer  and  Mary 
Landes 

Aaron  Sine  and 
Carolina 

Thomas  Frede- 
rick and  Eliz- 
abeth Helfert 

William  Shive, 
Elizabeth  nee 
Nace 

Franklin  Mit- 
man and  El- 
lemina  [!] 

  Stover  and 

wife 

Franklin  K. 
Sine  and 
Amanda 

Jesiah  K.  Sine 
and  Elizabeth 


Sponsors 


parents 

parents 
parents 

parents 
parents 

pai'ents 

parents 

parents 
parents 

parents 


[II.    MARRIAGE  RECORDS.] 

[1.    Maseiages  by  Rev.  John  Egidtus  Heckee,  1755-1761.] 

Enoch  Weber  and  Catharine  van  Cambe  were  married  by  me  on 
Oct.  9,  1775,  after  a  three-fold  proclamation. 

1755,  Oct.  28,  Gerlach  Paul  Flick  married  to  Catharine  Fabian. 
1775,  Nov.    7,  Nicholas  Schneider  and  Elizabeth  Oblinger. 
1755,  Oct.  29,  Henry  Ulrich  and  Catharine  Dreisbach. 

1755,  Nov.    5,  Michael  Pottler  and  Gertrude  Pannebecker. 

1756,  Jan.    1,  Peter  Stattler  and  Anna  Catharine  Hollwein. 


40  This  is  the  usual  form  of  Hecker's  marriage  entries.  To  save  space 
we  have  simplified  them. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


213 


1756,  Feb.  29,  John  George  Ammelhauser  and  Catharine  Vas. 

1756,  Mar.  10,  John  Herbert  Loehr  and  Eva  Schuhmann. 

1756,  June  29,  Philip  Daniel  Gross  and  Margaret  Schlauch. 

1756,  July  15,  Herman  Schuman  and  Eva  Hirsch. 

1756,  July    6,  Zacharias  Seyler  and  Maria  Barbara  Wagner. 

1756,  Aug.  12,  George  Stautinger  and  Catharine  Cunckel. 

1756,  Aug.  31,  John  Jacob  Lang  and  Maria  Catharine  Haman. 

1756,  Aug.  30,  Caleb  That  and  Margaret  Williams. 

1756,  Aug.  31,  Conrad  Muller  and  Barbara  Hauser. 

1756,  Sep.  28,  Nicholas  Keppel  and  Maria  Williams. 

1756,  Oct.     7,  Melchior  Hertzel  and  Barbara  Lauder. 

1756,  Nov.  11,  Richard  Dixon  and  Catharine  Gruscher. 

1756,  Nov.  16,  Samuel  Brodt  and  Maria  Salome  Steckel. 

1756,  Nov,  30,  John  Breunig  and  Anna  Regina  Wiister. 

1756,  Nov.  30,  John  Sebastian  Henn  and  Catharine  Tschirmly. 

1756,  Dec.  21,  John  Conrad  Klein  and  Anna  Maria  Huth. 

1757,  Jan.    4,  John  Wollenschlager  and  Maria  Elizabeth  Geres. 
1757,  Feb.    1,  Nicholas  Kufer  and  Maria  Ma?daiena  Morrison. 
1757,  Feb.  22,  Jost  Edelman  and  Christina  Schaeffer. 

1757,  Apr.  11,  Matthew  Rigel  and  Catharine  Leydi. 

1757,  May  10,  John  Adam  Georg  and  Maria  Sophia  Schneider. 

1757,  June  21,  John  Arnd  Bald  and  Christina  Becker. 

1757,  July    5,  Eberhard  Reichman  and  Elizabeth  Stahl. 

1757,  July    5,  Henry  Ferber  and  Maria  Eva  Miiller. 

1757,  Aug.  18,  Adam  Schaeffer  and  Catharine  Dany. 

1757,  Sep.  27,  John  Jacob  Zoerle  and  Anna  Margaret  Siegfried. 

1757,  Oct.  18,  John  Jacob  Meixel  and  Veronica  Zimmerman. 

1757,  Nov.    1,  John  William  Bossan  and  Barbara  Drum. 

1757,  Nov.  29,  Philip  Peter  Lahr  and  Magdalena  Kern. 

1758. 

1758,  Jan.    3,  John  Hoch  and  Hannah  Laux. 

1758,  Jan.  15,  John  Jacob  Ruhl  and  ApoUonia  Falck. 

1758.  Jan.  17,  Joseph  Graff  and  Barbara  Frantz. 

1758,  Feb.  12,  Jacob  Bernhard  and  Susanna  Schaub. 

1758,  Feb.  16,  George  Jacob  Jung  and  Barbara  Huth. 

1758,  Feb.  28,  Andrew  Brencker  and  Sarah  Bayer. 

1758,  Apr.  18,  Henry  Hulde  and  Maria  Hauck. 

1758,  May    2,  Christopher  Neyhard  and  Elizabeth  Hauser. 

1758,  June  20,  Michael  Remberg  and  Magdalena  Salade. 

1758,  Aug.    8,  John  Althaus  and  Gertrude  Valte. 

1758,  Aug.  29,  Philip  Sponheimer  and  Magdalena  Georg. 


214 


The  Pemisylvania-German  Society. 


1758,  Oct.  26,  Hadrian  Schwartz  and  Maria  Hegeman. 
1758,  Oct.  10,  Philip  Meixel  and  Magdalena  Illig. 
1758,  Oct.  10,  John  Meixel  and  Anna  Marg,  Illig. 
1758,  Nov.  14,  John  Dreisbach  and  Elizabeth  "Waldman. 
1758,  Dec.    4,  Gabriel  Philipps  and  Hanna  Brewer. 
1758,  Nov.  21,  Peter  Drach  and  Catharine  Schaeffer. 
1758,  Dec.    5,  Nicholas  Pax  [?]  and  Barbara  Vogely. 
1758,  Dec.    5,  Valentine  Warg  and  Anna  Marie  Ziegler. 

1758,  Dec.  26,  John  Beischer  and  Magdalena  Riegel. 

1759. 

1759,  Mar.  13,  John  Loh  and  Elizabeth  Klein. 

1759,  Mar.  27,  Reinhard  Labach  and  Margaret  Bayer. 

1759,  Jan.  16,  Henry  Phuhl  and  Susanna  Schwartz. 

1759,  Apr.  10,  Frederick  Schoil  and  Gertrude  Merckel. 

1759,  Apr.  17,  John  Renner  and  Elizabeth  Althaus. 

1759,  Apr.  24,  Peter  Bender  and  Catharine  Babb 

1759,  Apr.  27,  John  William  Wagner  and  Margaret  Lahr. 

1759,  June  12,  Ulrich  Brencker  and  ApoUonia  Bayer. 

1759,  June  26,  Conrad  Huth  and  Elizabeth  Schantz. 

1759,  June  24,  Henry  Bitz  and  Elizabeth  Weber. 

1759,  July    3.  Andrew  Bernt  and  Cath.  Gladfeld. 

1759,  July    3,  Jacob  Reiss  and  Christina  Gladfeld. 

1759,  July    3,  Michael  Schick  and  Marg.  Guth. 

1759,  July  17,  Ulrich  Knecht  and  Catharine  Schlauch. 

1759,  Aug.    7,  William  Beehl  and  Eliz.  Marx. 

1759,  Sept.  11,  John  Bernhard  and  Agnes  Gries. 

1759,  Sep.  27,  George  Mill  and  Kunigunda  Franck. 

1759,  Dec,  12,  Christian  Bender  and  Christina  Pfeifer. 

1759,  Dec.  20,  Peter  Hoxfort  and  Marg.  Thomas. 

1759,  Dec.  27,  Casper  Hauser  and  Marg.  Wolfing. 

1760 

1760,  Jan.    1,  Leonhard  Knecht  and  Marg.  Schlauch. 
1760,  Jan.    8,  Tobias  Schoil  and  Anna  Hess. 

1760,  Feb.    5,  Conrad  Seybel  and  Hannah  Cressmann. 
1760,  Feb.    7,  Henry  Beuteler  and  Maria  Blem. 
1760,  Feb.  12,  William  Manderbach  and  Maria  Freytag. 
1760,  Feb.  14,  Jacob  Simketh  and  Maria  Berns. 
1760,  Mar.  20,  Peter  Stein  and  Margaret  Dieman. 
1760,  Apr.    7,  John  Lutz  and  Magdalena  Schwenck. 
1760,  Apr.    8,  John  Haman  and  Maria  Wildanger. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


215 


17G0,  Apr.  15,  John  William  Mellinger  and  Martha  Hauskipper. 
1760,  Apr.  15,  Ludwig  Ruffgarten  and  Anna  Brunner. 
1760,  May    2,  Paul  Reymund  and  Margaret  Schick. 

 ,  ,  Michael  Feleker  and  Catharine  Koch. 

 ,  ,  Jacob  Grub  and  Elizabeth  Koch. 

 ,  ,  James  Juhs  and  Rebeka  Schwartz. 

1760,  Oct.  12,  Frederick  Hesser  and  Catharine  Doll. 
1760,  Oct.   15,  Leonard  Doll  and  Marg.  Stoltz. 

 ,  ,  Nicholas  Geysle  and  Catharine  Koch. 

1760,  Nov.  25,  Jacob  Gruber  and  Catharine  Leibgeb. 
1760,  Nov.  27,  Michael  Wurman  and  Catharine  Hertzel. 
1760,  Dec.  16,  David  Mellinger  and  Catharine  Cressman. 
1760,  Dec.  18,  John  Benner  and  Magdalena  Bos. 

1760,  ,  Simon  Jacob  Diehl  and  Agnes  Odenwalder. 

1760,  ,  John  Schmit  and  Catharine  Odenwalder. 

1760,  Oct.     7,  Michael  Kocher  and  Eliz.  Desloch. 

1760,  ,  Peter  Resch  and  Maria  Jann. 

1761 

1761,  Jan.  22,  Jacob  Shirmer  and  Gertrude  Dorflinger. 
1761,  Jan.    6,  Robert  McFarlin  and  Eliz.  Simbel. 

1761,  Feb.    3,  Christopher  Ketteman  and  Marg.  Lawall. 

1761,  Feb.    5,  Melchior  Hertzel  and  Margaret  Zorlin. 

1761,  Feb.  20,  Henry  Dorfflinger  and  Eva  Margaret  Haman. 

1761,  Mar.    3,  Peter  Labach  and  Christina  Berckenstock. 

1761,  Mar.    5,  Georg  Bopp  and  Magdalena  Renner. 

1761,  Apr.    2,  Jacob  Beuteler  and  Eva  Eliz.  Heist. 

1761,  Mar.  22,  Casper  Bleuler  and  Barbara  Margaret  Hert. 

1761,  Mar.  24,  John  Albrecht  Girmer  and  Marg.  Ruffgarten. 

1761,  Mar.  31,  Jacob  Eberhard  and  Eliz.  Zimmerman. 

1761,  May    5,  Adam  Greischer  and  Gertrude  Althaus. 

1761,  June   2,  John  Mueller  and  Maria  Fabian. 

1761,  June   2,  Michael  Wolff  and  Apollonia  Weber. 

1761,  June   9,  John  Philip  Baal  and  Catharine  Ditthart. 

1761,  July  14,  Andrew  Feltzinger  and  Margaret  Wagner. 

1761,  Aug.  18,  George  Seits  and  Gertrude  Lawall. 

1761,  Oct.  11,  Thomas  Baxter  and  Catharine  Bierle. 

1761,  Oct.  13,  Jacob  Hauswirth  and  Barbara  Brand. 

1761,  Nov.    3,  Henry  Hauser  and  Eva  Doll. 

1761,  Aug.  18,  Christopher  Schweigert  and  Louisa  Gilger. 

1761,  Nov.    7,  Thomas  Miens  and  Agnes  Janson  [Johnson]. 

1761,  Nov.  19,  John  Schuman  and  Elizabeth  Becker. 


2l6 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


1761,  Nov.  24,  Frederick  Frutschy  and  Catharine  Gettert. 

1761,  Not.  24,  Melchior  Bender  and  Catharine  Bohm. 

1761,  Dec.    1,  Jacob  Mayer  and  Eiiz.  Freymann. 

1761,  Dec.  21,  Richard  Hoy  and  Catharine  Glieser. 

1761,  Dec.  22,  Matthias  Hauskipper  and  Catharine  Manderbach. 

1761,  Dec.  24,  Caspar  Bleuler  and  Catharine  Gilbert. 

1761,  Dec.  18,  Christopher  Kotz  and  Catharine  Felt. 

1762 

1762,  Jan.    5,  Diedrich  Heller  and  Barbara  Knecht. 
1762,  Feb.    2,  Elias  Bender  and  Susanna  Vos. 
1761,  Dec.  31,  John  Wagner  and  Agnes  Gass. 

1769,  Nov.    9,  Matthew  Hartman  and  Catharine  Wagner^^. 


[2.    MARRIAGES  BY  REV.  CASPAR  WACK,  1772-1781.] 

List  of  the  persons  who  were  joined  in  marriage  by  me,  Caspar 
Wack,  minister  here: 

1772,  Sept.  8,  George  Schmidt,  son  of  Sebastian  Schmidt,  and  Maria 
Barbara  Beyschley,  da.  of  Casper  Beyschley. 

1772,  Dec.  8,  Daniel  Offerbach,  .son  of  Henry  Offerbach,  and  Doro- 
thea Wiltanger,  da  of  John  Wiltanger. 

1772,  Dec.  24,  Nathaniel  Sample,  and  Susanna  Bower. 

1772,  Dec.  27.  Jacob  Scheib,  son  of  Martin  Scheib,  and  Catharine 

Mack,  da.  of  William  Mack. 

1773 

1773,  Feb.    2,  John  Glincker,  son  of  Ernest  Glincker,  and  Anna 

Maria  Bob,  da.  of  George  Bob. 
1773,  Feb.    2,  John  Michael  Jost,  son  of  John  Michael  Jost,  and 

Maria  Magdalena  Glincker,  da.  of  Ernest  Glincker. 
1773,  Feb.  16,  John  Geres,  son  of  Carl  Geres,  and  Elizabeth  Stout. 

da.  of  Peter  Stout. 
1773,  May  11,  John  Millner,  son  of  Isaac  Millner,  and  Mary  Huff. 

da  of  John  Huff. 
1773,  June   8,  Jacob  Leibgeb  and  Elizabeth  Shibler. 
1773,  June  10,  Jacob  Sallate,  son  of  Frederick  Sallate,  and  Barbara 

Laux,  da.  of  Peter  Laux. 
1773,  June  22,  Henry  Wilhelm  and  Anna  Eva  Hoffman. 
1773,  Aug,  31,  Stephen  Groh  and  Catharine  Rickert. 
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1773,  Sept.  28,  Daniel  Altliaus  and  Anna  Maria  Scheib. 

1773,  Oct.  12,  Martin  Riddelmayer,  son  or  the  late  Martin  Riddle- 

mayer,  and  Margaret  Wildanger,  da.  of  Matthias 

Wildanger. 

1773,  Oct.  21,  Peter  Koffel,  son  of  late  Jacob  Koffel,  and  Elizabeth 

Renner,  da.  of  Valentine  Renner. 
1773,  Oct.  21,  George  Sholl,  son  of  Frederick  ShoU,  and  Anna  Maria 

Dedderer,  da.  of  Conrad  Dedderer. 
1773,  Nov.    2,  Jacob  Geres,  son  of  Charles  Geres,  and  Eva  Schuh- 

man,  da.  of  Arnold  Shuhman. 
1773,  Nov,  23,  Adam  Kern,  son  of  Frederick  Kern,  and  Catharine 

Huntschberger,  da.  of  Isaac  Huntschberger. 

1773,  Nov.  25,  Peter  Schreiner,  son  of  Abraham  Schreiner,  and  Mar- 

garet Faust,  da.  of    Faust. 

1774 

1774,  Mar.    9,  William  Andig,  son  of  William  Andig,  and  Christina 

Dantfuss,  da,  of  Peter  Dantfuss. 
1774,  Mar.  22,  John  Fluck,  son  of  Philip  Fluck,  and  Magdalena  Ley- 

di,  da.  of  Jacob  Leydi. 
1774  Apr.     5,  Andrew  Heller,  son  of  Ludwig  Heller,  and  Elizabeth 
Roth,  da.  of  Jacob  Roth. 

1775 

25,  John  Kohl,  son  of  Conrad  Kohl,  and  Magdalena  Ber- 
son,  da.  of  Lawrence  Berson. 
2,  Jacob  Renner,  son  of  Valentine  Renner,  and  Elizabeth 

Wildanger,  da.  of  George  Wildanger. 
5,  John  Leinberger,  son  of  John  Leinberger,  and  Eliza- 
beth Heffelfinger,  da.  of  Henry  Heffelfinger. 
5,  Jacob  Graff,  son  of  Jacob  Graff,  and  Elizabeth  Hiibner, 
da.  of  Melchior  Hiibner. 
12,  Adam  Renner,  son  of  Valentine  Renner,  and  Magda- 
lena Wildanger,  da.  of  George  Wildanger. 

1776 

1776,  Apr.    9,  Ludwig  Fluck,  son  of  Philip  Fluck,  and  Anna  Mar- 
garet Huber,  da.  of  Henry  Huber. 

1776,  May    7,  Peter  Stemm  and   

1777 

1777,  Apr.    8,  Jacob  Leydi,  son  of  Carl  Leydi,  and  Catharine  Com- 

fort, da.  of  Christian  Comfort. 


1775,  Apr. 
1775,  May 
1775,  May 
1775,  Dec. 
1775,  Dec. 


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1777,  Apr.  24,  John  Hogland  and  Hannah  Huff. 

1777,  Apr.  13,  John  George  Weydemeyer  and  Elizabeth  Wentz. 

1777,  Apr.  29,  John  Ott,  son  of  Michael  Ott,  and  Mar-  i  m.  by  Rev. 

garet  Jung,  da.  of  Peter  Jung.  (  Roeller. 

1777,  May  13,  John  George  Scheib  and  Juliana  Hefft. 
1777^  ,  John  George  Adami  and  Christina  Schissler. 


1779 

1779,  Mar.  23,  Edward  Berson  and  Elizabeth  Blakeledge. 
1779,  Mar.  30,  Moses  Pettit  and  Hester  Crow, 
1779,  Mar.  30,  Philip  Trumbauer  and  Catharine  Huber. 
1779,  Mar.  39,  John  Bruch  and  Anna  Barbara  Geist. 
1779,  Apr.    6,  Jacob  Leydy  and  Veronica  Schell. 


1780 

1780,  Feb.    8,  Philip  Jacobi  and  Catharine  Klincker. 

1780,  Feb.  15,  Peter  Lang  and  

1780,  Mar.    4,  Christian  Nicolai  and  Susan  Kiifer. 
1780,  Oct.  26,  John  Griess  and  Elizabeth  Krouthammel. 
1780,  Oct.  31,  Philip  Riedt  and  Elizabeth  Sallate. 


1781 

1781,  Jan.  30,  Christian  Fluck  and  Hannah  Leydi. 

1781,  Feb.    6,  John  Shelleberger  and  Elizabeth  Sorber. 

1781,  Feb.  27,  Conrad  Mitman  and  Elizabeth  Resh. 

1781,  Mar.    6,  John  Sallate  and  Elizabeth  Hinckel. 

1781,  Mar.  20,  Caspar  Fluck  and  Catharine  Huber. 

1781,  Mar.  20,  Nicholas  Gehres  and  Susanna  Huber. 

1781,  Mar.  27,  Martin  Weber  and  Maria  Elizabeth  Pfeil. 

1781,  Apr.    2,  William  Loyd  and  Susanna  Haycock. 

1781,  Apr.    3,  Christian  Becker  and  Magdalena  Adams. 

1781,  Apr.    3,  George  Henry  Leydi  and  Eliza  Barbara  Raudebusch. 

1781,  Apr.    5,  Michael  Striby  and  Maria  Magdalena  Klinkhart. 


[3.    l^LA^RRIAGES  BY  REV.  JOHN  THEOBALD  FABER,  1782-1784.] 

1782.  Dec.    3,  Jos.  Leer  and  Elizabeth  Geres. 

1783,  Jan.  21,  Arnold  Haupt  and  Elizabeth  Germin. 
1783,  June  29,  Daniel  Althouse  and  Juliana  Schwenck. 

1783,  Aug.  12,  Henry  Schreiber  and  Widow  Elizabeth  Bergstrasser. 
1783,  Dec.    2,  John  Feige  and  Anna  Maria  Benner,  widow,  both  liv- 
ing in  Rockhill  Township. 


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1784,  June  20,  Abraham  Baal,  living  in  Vincent  Township,  and 
Elizabeth  Fluck,  living  in  Hill  Township. 

[VOL.  II  OF  RECORDS.] 
[4.    MARRIAGES  BY  THE  REV  JOHN  MICHAEL  KERN, 

1787-  1788.] 

The  following  were  married  by  Johann  Michael  Kern,  during  his 
ministry: 

1787 

Dec.     8,  Jacob  Kraemer  with  Bibighaus. 

1788 

Jan.     8,  George  Weissel  and  Elizabeth  Hoenig. 
Mar.    2,  John  Benner  and  Maria  Beringer. 

[5.    MARRIAGES  BY  THE  REV.  JOHN  WILLIAM  INGOLD, 

1788-  1790.] 

The  following  were  married  by  John  William  Ingold: 

1788 

July  27,  Andrew  Allgerd  and  Magdalena  Wimmer. 
Aug.  17,  Philip  Fluck  and  Elizabeth  Jacobi. 
Nov.    2,  John  Riegel  and  Elizabeth  Kern. 

1789 

Jan.   29,  Jacob  Ott  and  Magdalena  Muth. 
Mar.  26,  Henry  Salate  and  Catharine  Reppert. 
Dec.  15,  John  Adami  and  Christina  Klincker. 

1790 

Apr.  15,  Michael  Jost  and  Catharine  Vollmer. 

[6.   MARRIAGES  BY  THE  REV.  NICHOLAS  POMP,  1790-1797.] 

Record  of  those  persons,  who  in  the  congregation  in  Tohickon, 
were  lawfully  married  during  my  ministry:  N.  Pomp. 

1790,  Dec.    7,  Andrew  Bucher  and  Anna  Maria  Bop. 


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1791. 

Feb    27  John  Worman  and  Susanna  Kochlein. 

Apr.  is'.  Henry  Dreissbach,  a  widower,  and  Susanna  Maria  Neess, 
a  widow. 

Apr    17,  Philip  Rieth,  a  widower,  and  Christina  Schneider,  single. 
Apr.  19',  Ernest  Klincker,  a  widower,  and  Catharine  Hutchinson, 
single. 

Oct.    11,  Christian  Gann  and  Susanna  Kochlein. 
Dec.   18,  John  Fluck  and  Christina  Hoenig. 

1792. 

Jan.   29,  Henry  Habach  and  Maria  Worman. 
Jan.   31,  Michael  Friedrich  and  Catharine'  Stump. 
Apr.  15,  Jacob  Leh  and  Elizabeth  Scherer. 
Apr.  22,  John  Mayer  and  Catharine  Emig. 
May     6,  George  Heft  and  Elizabeth  Gut. 
June  12,  John  Weissel  and  Sarah  Honig. 
Oct.     2,  Philip  Theiss  and  Christina  Benner. 
Nov.  25,  Daniel  Vollmer  and  Catharine  Sallate. 
Dec.   13,  Henry  Leh  and  Suranna  Stump. 
Dec.   20,  John  Kochlein  and  Elizabeth  Kepler. 

1793. 

Apr.     2,  Jacob  Harthman  and  Anna  Stout. 
Apr.     4,  Jacob  Schaffer  and  Margaret  Muth. 
Apr.  11,  Jacob  Diemer  and  Magdalena  Dreissbach. 
Aug.  18,  Henry  Trombor  and  Veronica  Bergstrasser. 
Oct.    22,  Benjamin  Sallate  and  Margaret  Kramer. 
Nov.  21,  Joseph  Hinckel  and  Anna  Marshal. 
Dec.   22,  Jacob  Vollmer  and  Eva  Catharine  Jorger. 

1794. 

Mar.    2,  John  Eckel  and  Magdalena  Hertzel. 
Apr.  20,  Friedrich  Kern  and  Hannah  Hunsberger. 
Aug.  10,  Michael  Weissel  and  Maria  Habach. 
Nov.  23,  Frederick  Brod  and  Magdalena  Stibel. 

1795. 

Jan.     4,  Jacob  Hackman  and  Elizabeth  Schaffer. 
Mar.  29,  Henry  Ott  and  Catharine  Neelig. 
Apr.  14,  Henry  Diederle  and  Catharine  Zeltner. 


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Apr.  21,  Peter  Sommer  and  Elizabeth  Vollmer. 

May  12,  Michael  Otto  and  Susanna  Rothrock. 

July  7,  Henry  Jacoby  and  Rachel  Hausser. 

Aug.  16,  Jacob  Selzer  and  Susanna  Fassbender. 

Aug.  18,  Christian  Aderhold  and  Catharine  Vollmer. 

Oct.  6,  Jacob  Koop  and  Anna  Maria  Rothrock. 

Sept.  13,  Jacob  Willy  and  Hannah  Magel. 

Aug.  23,  Henry  Benner  and  Catharine  Benner, 

Nov.  17,  Jost  Vollmer  and  Magdalena  Zumstein. 

Dec.  17,  Adam  Wagener  and  Elizabeth  Wehnhold. 


1796. 

Jan.   17,  Henry  Mesemer  and  Elizabeth  Betollomey. 
Feb.   20,  Peter  Henrich  and  Margaret  Ratzel. 
Feb.   20,  Jacob  Roth  and  Elizabeth  Philip. 
Mar.  15,  Henry  Ott  and  Maria  Fluck. 
Mar.  20,  Carl  Biissy  and  Sarah  Davis. 
Apr.     5,  Jacob  Honig  and  Rebekah  Housekeeper. 
Apr.  12,  Daniel  Heft  and  Elizabeth  Vollmer. 
Apr.  12,  John  Adam  Laux  and  Elizabeth  Ott. 
Apr.  19,  George  Weissel  and  Margaret  Scheib. 
Apr.  19,  John  Diederle  and  Marie  ZoUner. 
Sept.  29,  John  Weissel  and  Margaret  Schneider. 
Sept,  11,  Philip  Hartman  and  Catharine  Gross. 
Nov.  27,  Adam  Fluck  and  Catharine  Beydeman. 

1797. 

Jan.     8,  George  Texter  and  Maria  Fluck. 
May  14,  John  Carl  and  Catharine  Neess. 
July  31,  Conrad  Benner  and  Elizabeth  Walter. 
Sept.  12,  Frederick  Weber  and  Maria  Bibighaus. 


[7.    MARRIAGES  BY  THE  REV.  JACOB  SENN.  1799-1817.] 

Record  of  all  persons,  who  were  lawfully  married  during  my  n 
istry,  in  all  my  congregations:  '  J^cob  Senn. 

1799. 

Nov.  17,  Ludwig  Weil  and  Catharine  Friedrich. 
Nov.  19,  Ludwig  Algard  and  Barbara  Ackerman. 


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1800. 

Feb.  18,  Abraham  Tosh  and  Maria  Henricksen. 
Apr.     6,  Jacob  Bergstress  and  Susanna  Frey. 
May     4,  Joseph  Stump  and  Christina  Rotzel. 
May     4,  Daniel  Zolner  and  Catharine  Hoiderman. 
May     4,  Christian  Ott  and  Elizabeth  Solida. 

July  13,  Abraham  Henig  and  Hannah  Kern. 

Sep.  23,  Jacob  Fassbender  and  Catharine  Conrad. 

Oct.  21,  Jacob  Frantz  and  Susanna  Levris. 

Nov.  20,  Joseph  Rothrock  and  Margaret  Been. 
Dec.     7,  Abraham  Klotz  and  Catharine  Smith. 

IGOl. 

Jan.     6,  Jacob  Henge  and  Magdalena  Gerhardt. 

Jan.  29,  Jacob  Jost  and  Elizabeth  Seipel. 

Feb.  12,  Henry  Kaufman  and  Elizabeth  Hauser. 

Feb.  17,  Philip  Sellers  and  Hannah  Roberts. 

Mar.  17,  Henry  Ott  and  Elizabeth  Schafer. 

Mar.  22,  Jacob  Strohm  and  Sarah  Ness. 

Mar.  24,  Henry  Worman  and  Maria  Herzei. 

Apr.  26,  Henry  Gumrein  and  Catharine  Kuntz. 

Apr.  28,  Henry  Althouse  and  Anna  Heissler. 

Apr.  30,  Jacob  Ott  and  Molly  Eckel. 

May  31,  Fred'k  Fassbender  and  Susanna  Kern. 

June  21,  John  Ziegefus  and  Anna  Cath.  Gangweyer. 

July  12,  John  Henge  and  Elizabeth  Hagar. 

Aug.  23,  John  Wampold  and  Susanna  Koch. 

Oct.     4,  Michael  Cope  and  Margaret  Seller. 

Oct.     4,  Adam  Dorn  and  Margaret  Fuhrman. 

Oct.     8,  Henry  Fluck  and  Catharine  Fassbender. 

Nov.    5,  Daniel  Ott  and  Catharine  Benner. 

Nov.  10,  Jacob  Seipel  and  Elizabeth  Sheib. 

Nov.  15,  Henry  Leister  and  Elizabeth  Neiss. 

Nov.  16,  Daniel  Merkel  and  Hannal  Herzei. 

1802. 

Jan.     7,  Jacob  Sheib  and  Marian  Kerney. 

Jan.  21,  Henry  Mayer  and  Susanna  Souder. 

Feb.  11,  Michael  Eckert  and  Eva  Alem. 

Feb.  14,  Peter  Jacobus  and  Margaret  Dorn. 
Mar.    9,  Jacob  Seipel  and  Catharine  Sheib. 

Mar.  16,  Adam  Benner  and  Magdalena  Miller. 


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Mar.  21,  Jacob  Solida  and  Esther  Henig. 

Mar.  21,  Christian  Berger  and  Elizabeth  Weierman. 
Apr.     6,  Conrad  Worman  and  Maria  Leyde. 
Apr.     6,  Samuel  Harwick  and  Susanna  Meyer. 

Apr.  15,  Abraham  Ott  and  Maria  Benner. 

May     5,  John  Kunius  and  Polly  Unrad,  both  of  Gerraantown. 

May     5,  John  Madery  and  Mary  Frances,  Northern  Liberties,  Phila. 

July    7,  Jacob  Shuck  and  Maria  Hagar. 

July  25,  John  Huth  and  Magdalena  Pilger. 

Aug.    1,  Jacob  CoSel  and  Magdalena  Rosenberg. 

Aug.  10,  George  Folmer  and  Maria  Stauver. 

Aug.  15,  Christopher  Hetrich  and  Catharine  Shup. 

Sep.  12,  George  Groman  and  Elizabeth  Paff. 

Oct.  10,  Adam  Miller  and  Maria  Weber. 

Nov.    2,  John  Seipel  and  Elizabeth  Brion  [Bryan]. 

Nov.  31,  Martin  Althouse  and  Catharine  Ziegefus. 

Dec.     5,  Jacob  Gerhart  and  Elizabeth  Zangmaster. 

Dec.  19,  Abraham  Durstein  and  Elizabeth  Furman. 

1803. 

Jan.  2,  Peter  Raudebush  and  Catharine  Cressman. 

Jan.  4,  Jost  Folmer  and  Catharine  Zumstein. 

Jan.  11,  Jacob  Algart  and  Christina  Bernt. 

Jan.  11,  Abraham  Overholzer  and  Elizabeth  Stout. 

Jan.  30,  Abraham  "VVorman  and  Barbara  Leide. 

Feb.  24,  Henry  Trumbower  and  Catharine  Bieyler. 

Mar.  3,  Peter  Kern  and  Susanna  Lutz. 

Mar.    6,  George  Sheib  and  Barbara  Gerhart. 

Mar.  13,  John  Leyde  and  Maria  Grove. 

Mar.  20,  George  Hartman  and  Elizabeth  Jacobi, 

Mar.  24,  Henry  Ruth  and  Maria  Swartz. 

Mar.  31,  John  Frey  and  Sophia  Cope. 

Mar.  31,  Jacob  Welker  and  Margaret  Shellenberg. 

Apr.     7,  Abraham  Benner  and  Susanna  Breeht, 

Apr.  10,  Michael  Sneider  and  Magdalena  Stout. 

Apr.  11,  Peter  Smith  and  Jemimah  Vanhorn. 

May     3,  John  Clemer  and  Elizabeth  Funk. 

May     5,  John  Martin  and  Hannah  Jeraison. 

May  19,  Michael  Resh  and  Elizabeth  Crouthammel. 

May  22,  John  Kern  and  Polly  Gerhart. 

May  26,  Abraham  Jeckel  and  Molly  Souder. 

June  16,  John  Wass  and  Anna  Stauver. 


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June  13,  Andrew  Walter  and  Magdalena  Passbender. 

Aug.    2,  Michael  Heller  and  Eve  Thiel. 

Aug.  14,  Jacob  Carl  and  Catharine  Dieter. 

Aug.  18,  Christian  Souder  and  Elizabeth  Overholzer. 

Sept.  22,  John  Emich  and  Margaret  Hess. 

Sept.  22,  Daniel  Landes  and  Margaret  Cope. 

Oct.    20,  John  Fassbender  and  Elizabeth  Geres, 

Nov.    1,  Elias  Gruber  and  Margaret  Diemer, 

Nov.  17,  Samuel  Emich  and  Maria  Jost. 

Dec.     4,  John  Eckart  and  Catharine  Coffel. 

Dec.   29,  John  Folmer  and  Anna  Elizabeth  Sneider. 


Jan.     8,  John  Ort  and  Sophia  Fassbender. 

Feb.  14,  Wendel  Weiss  and  Margaret  Fowler. 

Feb.  21,  Jacob  Trumpore  and  Barbara  Hager. 

Mar.    6,  Leonard  Jacob!  and  Elizabeth  Ott. 

Mar.  15,  Henry  Springer  and  Elizabeth  Schwartzlander. 

Mar.  20,  John  Althouse  and  Catharine  Wismer. 

Mar.  27,  Henry  Creraer  and  Catharine  Fried. 

Apr.  10,  Peter  Koch  and  Elizabeth  Bender. 

Apr.  12,  Philip  Henig  and  Anna  Shutz. 

Apr.  17,  Christopher  Reinwald  and  Barbara  Henrich. 

Apr.  24,  Adam  Jost  and  Sarah  Sneider. 

May     8,  John  Berger  and  Magdalena  Weierman. 

May  15,  Peter  Sheib  and  Magdalena  Danehower. 

May  15,  Peter  Merkel  and  Hannah  Housekeeper. 

June  24,  Abraham  Cope  and  Elizabeth  Mayer. 

July  15,  David  Alem  and  Hannah  Herzel, 

Aug.  30,  Joseph  Stover  and  Barbara  Overholzer. 

Sept.  13,  Edward  Hacock  and  Elizabeth  Sheib. 

Sept.  23,  Henry  Wagner  and  Catharine  Kern. 

Oct.     7,  Jacob  Heterich  and  Sarah  Henricks. 

Nov.    6,  Michael  Ackerman  and  Maria  Sherer. 

Nov.  11,  Charles  Leydi  and  Margaret  Cressman. 

Nov.  15,  John  Snare  and  Anna  Colp. 

Dec.  13,  John  Funk  and  Maria  Clemer. 


1804. 


1805. 


Jan. 
Mar. 
May 


6, 
10. 
21. 


George  Dexter  and  Maria  Trumpore. 
Abraham  Gerhart  and  IMaria  Croll. 
Henry  Yourdan  and  Rachel  Clemens. 


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June  16,  Joiiii  Sylvius  and  Maria  Althouse. 

Aug.  25,  Peter  Stout  and  Maria  Resh. 

Aug.  27,  Peter  Ruth  and  Maria  Elis.  Peil. 

Sept.  8,  John  Gerhart  and  Margaret  Leyde. 

Oct.  6,  Peter  Solida  and  Magdalena  Gotschalk. 

Oct.  31,  Jesse  Fitzgerald  and  Sarah  Seller. 

Nov.  2,  William  St.  Clare  and  Catharine  Cupp. 

Nov.  5,  John  Fluck  and  Hannah  Stout. 

Nov.  10,  Peter  Berndt  and  Susanna  Herzel. 

Nov.  19,  Jacob  Trager  and  Margaret  Shellenberg. 

Nov.  28,  Jacobus  Yocum  and  Maria  Ruth. 

Dec.  5,  John  Bergstress  and  Barbara  Mayer. 

Dec.  8,  John  Stoneback  and  Elizabeth  Tristle. 

1806. 

Feb.   16,  Henry  Remsy  and  Elizabeth  Crout. 

Mar.    3,  Wendel  Weiss  and  Magdalena  Leyde. 

Mar.    3,  Jacob  Weierbach  and  Margaret  Wolshlager. 

Mar.  13,  Jacob  Weiss  and  Martha  Fowler. 

Mar.  20,  Jacob  Henig  and  Elizabeth  Hager. 

Mar.  23,  Jacob  Hartman  and  Maria  Jacobi. 

Mar.  25,  Daniel  Ptolema  and  Maria  Ott. 

Mar.  25,  Harry  Strieker  and  Susanna  Rothrock. 

Mar.  30,  Frederick  Shull  and  Hannah  Sneider. 

Mar.  30,  Christian  Cressman  and  Catharine  Teyss. 

Apr.     3,  Andrew  Heller  and  Mirah  McCarty. 

Apr.  10,  Peter  Sheib  and  Rachel  Housekeeper. 

Apr.  13,  Abr.  Crauthammel  and  Catherine  Solida. 

Apr.  17,  Abr.  Jacoby  and  Maydalena  Ott. 

Apr.  17,  Jacob  Maas  and  Margaret  Lewis. 

Apr.  27,  Jacob  Shull  and  Catharine  Leyde. 

May     1,  John  Keil  and  Elizabeth  Ness. 

May  10,  George  Swenk  and  Margaret  Althouse. 

May  22,  Jacob  Ruth  and  Maria  Overholtz. 

June  19,  George  Ratzel  and  Susanna  Ott. 

June  19,  John  Mitchell  and  Sally  O'Dannel. 

June  23,  William  Jenkins  and  Susan  Walker. 

Aug.  14,  John  Humphrey  and  Nancy  Baurer. 

Aug.  26,  John  Brunner  and  Elizabeth  Kern. 

Sept.  21,  Joseph  Heft  and  Magdalena  Johnson. 

Sept.  25,  John  Trumpore  and  Catharine  Blank. 

Oct.     2,  Isaac  Smith  and  Hannah  Heacock. 


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Oct.  12,  Christian  Sneider  and  Sarah  Ott. 

Oct.  21,  Frederick  Coder  and  Maria  Fluck. 

Oct.  23,  Rees  Stroud  and  Mary  Berndt. 

Oct.  SO,  John  Fluck  and  Katy  Kiichlein. 

Oct.  30,  George  Cope  and  Anna  Strickler. 

Nov.  16,  Abr.  Gerhart  and  Hannah  Leyde. 

Nov.  16,  George  Sheib  and  Catharine  Hager. 

Nov.  21,  Henry  Fuhrman  and  Hannah  Mayer. 

Nov.  20,  John  Fassbender  and  Maria  Ness. 

1807. 

Jan.  11,  David  Brecht  and  Anna  Bechtei. 

Jan.  15,  David  Ruth  and  Susanna  Allebach. 

Jan.  20,  Jacob  Kremer  and  Elizabeth  Benner. 
Feb.     8,  Jacob  Gerhart  and  Catharine  Been. 

Feb.  12,  Geroge  Coder  and  Susanna  Sylvius. 

Mar.  19,  Adam  Lechner  and  Anna  Fried. 

Mar.  22,  Isaac  Gerhart  and  Mary  ShoU. 

Mar.  24,  Jacob  Schnabel  and  Magdalena  Comfort. 
Apr.     5,  Isaac  Delp  and  Catharine  Laux, 

Apr.  21,  Andrew  Reed  and  Maria  Hartrnan. 

Apr.  21,  John  Gerhart  and  Catharine  Gebhart. 

Apr.  21,  Jacob  Rohr  and  Anna  Nusspickel 

May  12,  Christian  Swartz  and  Sophia  Ruth. 

May  14,  Joseph  Fretz  and  Magdalena  Delp. 

May  17,  Jacob  Appezeller  and  Elizabeth  Olp. 

May  21,  Henry  Overholzer  and  Catharine  Cassel. 

June  21.  George  Cope  and  Lydia  Berger. 

June  23,  Jacob  Krout  and  Elizabeth  Swertley. 

June  25,  Eleazer  Fov/ler  and  Sarah  Crame. 
Oct.     7,  Sebastian  Althouse  and  Maria  Conrad. 
Oct.     4,  Peter  Gruber  and  Margaret  Sneider. 
Oct.     8,  Isaac  Seller  and  Maria  Bachman. 

Oct.  11,  Henry  Kramer  and  Barbara  Stauver. 

Oct.  18,  Paul  Cope  and  Maria  Hunsberg. 
Nov.    5,  Jacob  Swarzlander  and  Elizabeth  Cope. 
Nov.    8,  John  Wirt  and  Eva  Shellenberg. 

Nov.  24,  John  Bivighouse  and  Sophia  Smith. 
Dec.     8,  Jacob  Beideler  and  Susanna  Krout. 

Dec.  10,  Conrad  Wintling  and  Rebekah  Lewis. 


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1808. 

Jan.   12,  John  Krether  and  Catharine  Swartz. 

Jan.   24,  John  Koffel  and  Maria  Lewis. 

Jan.   31,  Andrew  Erdman  and  Margaret  Cope. 

Feb.     4,  John  Laux  and  Anna  Angeny. 

Feb.   18,  Abraham  Banner  and  Hannah  Kiichlein. 

Mar.    1,  George  Klein  and  Polly  Henig. 

Mar.    3,  Abraham  Durn  and  Katy  Micky. 

Mar.  13,  Matthias  Housekeeper  and  Katy  Fluck. 

Apr.  17,  Peter  Lewis  and  Maria  Coffel. 

Apr.  19,  Conrad  Worman  and  Hannah  Fluck. 

Apr.  26.  Jacob  Ruth  and  Margaret  Delp. 

Apr.  26,  John  Mitman  and  Elizabeth  Fogel. 

Apr.  26,  Peter  Bleyler  and  Elizabeth  Smith. 

May     1,  Henry  Herzel  and  Hannah  Herzel. 

May     8,  Abr.  Herzel  and  Hannah  Felman. 

May     8,  Peter  Ott  and  Elizabeth  Fluck. 

May  12,  John  Kremer  and  Susanna  Solida. 

May  22,  Henry  Stouver  and  Catharine  Hilgard. 

May  29,  George  Delp  and  Susanna  Gottshalk. 

May  29,  Daniel  Stout  and  Susanna  Shiitz. 

June    5,  Jacob  Overholzer  and  Catharine  Resh. 

June  28,  John  Kern  and  Catharine  Coder. 

July    3,  John  Heller  and  Catharine  Geres. 

Aug.  21,  John  Hagar  and  Catharine  Stout. 

Sept.    8,  Peter  Benner  and  Catharine  Overholzer. 

Sept.  20,  Isaac  Overholzer  and  Rachel  Stouver. 

Sept.  25,  Christian  Weierman  and  Hannah  Price. 

Oct.    23,  John  Hartman  and  Hannah  Fluck. 

Nov.    6,  John  Jost  and  Christina  Rees. 

Nov.  17,  Jacob  Schafer  and  Barbara  Overholz. 

Dec.  29,  Adam  Needier  and  Maria  Sellers. 

1809. 

Jan.     1,  Abel  Kerr  and  Maria  Cressman. 

Jan.  10,  Isaac  Keil  and  Elizabeth  Mayer. 

Jan.  19,  William  Samby  and  Barbara  Hendricks. 

Feb.     7,  John  Kremer  and  Barbara  Solida. 

Feb.     7,  John  Shellenberger  and  Elizabeth  Kolp. 

Feb.  21,  John  Engleman  and  Maria  Strasberg. 

Feb.  23,  John  Nice  and  Barbara  Ott. 

Feb,  23,  Benjamin  Ferrel  and  Maria  Fluck. 


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Feb.   28,  Benjamin  Allebach  and  Hannah  Housekeeper. 

Mar.    5,  John  Fluck  and  Sophia  Ziegler. 

Mar.    5,  Daniel  Longenecker  and  Sarah  Cressman. 

Apr.     2,  Paul  Herzel  and  Elizabeth  Young. 

Apr.     2,  Jacob  Cope  and  Maydalena  Mayer. 

Apr.  16,  Abraham  Benner  and  Sarah  Crow. 

Apr..  20,  Jacob  Kiichlein  and  Polly  Peiffer. 

May  14,  Jacob  Swartz  and  Polly  Ruth. 

May  21,  Jacob  Leide  and  Hannah  Sellers. 

June  13,  David  Williams  and  Sophia  Mayer. 

June  18,  Abraham  Tdumpore  and  Magdalena  Getman. 

July    9,  Andrew  Kunzer  and  Eliza  Swartz. 

Aug.  15,  Joseph  Weissel  and  Katy  Heller. 

Aug.  15,  Lester  Rich  and  Maria  Wasser. 

Aug.  20,  John  Hackman  and  Katy  Berger. 

Sept.  17,  Jacob  Krop  and  Maria  Swarz. 

Oct.    17,  Fred  k  Fluck  and  Sarah  Folmer. 

Nov.    2,  Henry  Sneider  and  Elizabeth  Harwick. 

Nov.    5,  Anthony  Pelz  nad  Margaret  Benner. 

Nov.  19,  Andrew  Ptolemay  and  Sarah  Baringer. 

Nov.  19,  Henry  Hetrich  and  Eliza  Berndt. 

Nov.  21,  John  Overholz  and  Abigail  Jeckel. 

Nov.  21,  Josiah  Thomas  and  Eliza  Hoffman. 

Dec.   10,  John  Haldeman  and  Catharine  Benner. 

Dec.  17,  Joseph  Stump  and  Maria  Ziegefus. 

Dec.  24,  George  Sellers  and  Magdalena  Sneider. 

1810. 

Jan.  11,  Daniel  Rosenberg  and  Dorothea  Hunsberg. 

Jan.  14,  John  Benner  and  Magdalena  Fuhrman. 

Jan.  28,  Samuel  Wessel  and  Mary  Elizabeth  Miller. 

Feb.  26,  Henry  Detweiler  and  Elizabeth  Ruth. 

Mar.    8,  Jacob  Wasser  and  Elizabeth  Hobein. 

Mar.  11,  Fred'k  Althouse  and  Susanna  Schlichter. 

Mar.  15,  Peter  Stout  and  Mary  Geres. 

Mar.  18,  Isaac  Schlichter  and  Maria  Price. 

Mar.  20,  Jacob  Stover  and  Esther  Zuck. 

Mar.  20,  George  Jenkins  and  Catharine  Savercool. 

Mar.  20,  Moses  Kolp  and  Catharine  Ott. 

Mar.  20,  Frederick  Ott  and  Eva  Dieterly. 

Apr.     8,  Christian  Souder  and  Maria  Groff. 

Apr.  12,  Daniel  Harley  and  Catharine  Groff. 


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22^ 


Apr.  17,  Jacob  Shrager  and  Maria  Frederick. 

Apr.  22,  Henry  W.  Conrad  and  Eliza  Kendall. 

Apr.  24,  Philip  Fluck  and  Susanna  Weissel. 

May  8,  Abraham  Keensey  and  Susanna  Kolp. 

May  8,  John  Groff  and  Anna  Rath. 

May  15,  Frederick  Bergstraser  and  Margaret  Fry. 

May  29,  John  Drake  and  Maria  Cassel. 

June  7,  Wm.  Mayer  and  Susanna  Overholz. 

June  12,  Abraham  Nash  and  Maria  Herpel. 

June  12,  Daniel  Berger  and  Catharine  Weaver. 

June  14,  John  ShoU  and  Hannah  Bleyler. 

July  15,  Henry  Wasser  and  Elizabeth  Cope. 

July  29,  Jacob  Dill  and  Elizabeth  Cramm. 

Aug.  19,  John  Kramer  and  Anna  Maria  Tush. 

Aug.  21,  Jacob  Clemens  and  Susanna  Durstein. 

Sept.  16,  Abr.  Landes  and  Barbara  Berger. 

Oct.  7,  Abraham  Berger  and  Elizabeth  Groff. 

Oct.  11,  Jonathan  Sholl  and  Catharine  Gerhart, 

Oct.  11,  Emmanuel  Swarz  and  Anna  Henricks. 

Oct.  30,  Abraham  Detweiler  and  Elizabeth  Clemer. 

Dec.  2,  Andrew  Trumpore  and  Elizabeth  Getman. 

Dec.  9,  Daniel  Solida  and  Elizabeth  Makel. 

Dec.  9,  Jesse  Smith  and  Elizabeth  Weil. 

1811. 

Jan.  8,  Samuel  Durstein  and  Anna  Horning. 

Feb.  10,  Henry  Nunemaker  and  Elizabeth  Rosenberg. 

Mar.  7,  John  Sheib  and  Elizabeth  Housekeeper. 

Mar.  10,  Abraham  Roth  and  Magdaiena  Kramer. 

Mar.  12,  Isaac  Krop  and  Sarah  Mayer. 

Mar.  12,  Henry  Means  and  Barbara  Swartz. 

Mar.  31,  Joseph  Fretz  and  Maria  Souder. 

Mar.  31,  Abr.  Server  and  Sarah  Berndt. 

Apr.  4,  Henry  Overholz  and  Elizabeth  Fisher. 

Apr.  4,  George  Solida  and  Elizabeth  Shellenberg. 

Apr.  7,  Christian  Souder  and  Catharine  Nice. 

Apr.  7,  David  Shiitz  and  Catharine  Hering. 

Apr.  9.  John  Jones  and  Catharine  Sink. 

Apr.  14,  John  Shellenberg  and  Catharine  Berndt. 

Apr.  16,  John  Benner  and  Elizabeth  Holdeman. 

May  28,  William  Mayer  and  Sarah  Stout. 

June  6,  Jacob  Wetzel  and  Catharine  Shrager. 


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July    2,  John  Lear  and  Catharine  Bergstrass. 

July  14,  Abraham  Titolow  and  Catharine  Lewis. 

Aug.    4,  Charles  Leyde  and  Dorothy  Kunzer. 

Sept.  12,  Andrew  Schlichter,  Esq.,  and  Maria  Rohr. 

Sept.  15,  Jonathan  Zane  and  Catharine  Comfort. 

Sept.  29,  Jacob  Fike  and  Susanna  Sylvius. 

Oct.     6,  Samuel  Landes  and  Margaret  Cope. 

Oct    10,  Peter  Gerhart  and  Catharine  Shellenberg. 

Oct.    10,  John  Benner  and  Elizabeth  Mayer. 

Oct.    13,  Andrew  Herzel  and  Margaret  Fassbender. 

Oct,    29,  Jacob  Frederick  and  Elizabeth  Benner. 

Oct!    10,  Peter  Gerhart  and  Catharine  Shellenberg. 

Nov.  26,  Henry  Cope  and  Margaret  Cope. 

Dec.     8,  Abraham  Dannehouer  and  Barbara  Trumpore. 

Dec.  24,  Henry  Krout  and  Susanna  Kremer. 

Dec.   29,  John  Frederick  and  Sarah  Benner. 

1812. 

Jan.   12,  Michael  Niederrauer  and  Barbara  Miller. 

Jan.   14,  Sam'l  Berger  and  Maria  Treichler. 

Jan.   14,  Abraham  Smith  and  Catharine  Heist. 

Jan.   IQ,  Henry  Cope  and  Anna  Maria  Shellenberg. 

Jan.   19,  Daniel  Althouse  and  Elizabeth  Wirt. 

Jan.  19,  William  Herzog  and  Maria  Sherry. 

Jan.   28,  Joseph  Krout  and  Catharine  Aderhold. 

Feb.     6,  Adam  Gerhart  and  Elizabeth  Shellenberger. 

Mar.    1,  George  Miller  and  Eliza  Applezeller. 

Mar.  24,  George  Shutz  and  Esther  Fluck. 

Mar.  29,  Jacob  Trager  and  Hannah  Shellenberger. 

Mar.  31,  George  Weissel  and  Catharine  Fluck. 

Apr.     5,  David  Herr  and  Maria  Bean. 

Apr.  19,  Adam  Huber  and  Elizabeth  Shantz. 

Apr.  26,  Henry  Masomer  and  Margaret  Heft. 

Apr.  26,  John  Cassel  and  Susanna  Henricks. 

Apr.  30,  George  Thiel  and  Catharine  Rosenberg. 

May     3,  John  Hockman  and  Margaret  Clemer. 

May  26,  Philip  Fluck  and  Maria  Ott. 

June    2,  David  Worman  and  Anna  Stouver. 

Aug.  11,  John  Sein  and  Magdalena  Geres. 

Aug,  13,  Jacob  Worman  and  Elizabeth  Schleifer. 

Aug.  23,  Daniel  Cooper,  Esq.,  and  Margaret  Brunner. 

Sept.  15,  Michael  Maurer  and  Catharine  Berndt. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 

Oct  4,  Abraham  Clemer  and  Sarah  Smith. 

Nov  5,  William  Gotschalk  and  Susanna  Fry. 

Nov  17.  Martin  Sheib  and  Elizabeth  Hager. 

Dec  1.  John  Haycock  and  Mary  Kremer. 

Dec  6,  John  Merkel  and  Elizabeth  Fried. 

Dec  6,  George  Weiss  and  Elizabeth  Shanzebach. 

Dec.  17,  Nicholas  Miimbower  and  Rachel  Cressler. 

1813. 

Jan,   10,  John  Bachman  and  Elizabeth  Cope. 

Jan.   10,  John  Souder  and  Catharine  Snyder. 

Feb.     7,  Christian  Berger  and  Maria  Souder. 

Feb.  23.  Jonas  Borse  and  Elizabeth  Gotschalk.  , 

Mar.    2,  Jacob  Gerhart  and  Anna  Solida. 

Mar.    9,  Adam  Kern  and  Sarah  Shrayer. 

Mar.  16,  Peter  Fluck  and  Barbara  Mitman. 

Mar.  21.  Jacob  Keil  and  Anna  Detweiler. 

Mar.  30,  John  Harley  and  Elizabeth  Stang. 

Apr.    6,  Jacob  Fry  and  Maria  Gotschalk. 

Apr.  13,  Philip  H.  Dell  and  Elizabeth  Wissler. 

Apr.  is!  Isaac  Benner  and  Catharine  Swarz. 

Apr.  20,  Abraham  Stout  and  Maria  Berndt. 

May   16,  Jacob  Swarz  and  Susanna  Tristle. 

May  18.  Michael  Swertley  and  Catharine  Delp. 

June    3,  Jacob  Baringer  and  Barbara  Landes. 

June    3,  Rev.  Henry  Gerhart  and  Elizabeth  Leidy. 

July    4,  John  Stover  and  Hannah  Worman. 

July    4,  Henry  Gerhart  and  Catharine  Weil. 

July  15.  Jacob  Hummel  and  Catharine  Shnabel. 

Aug.  22,  John  Drach  and  Catharine  Leyde. 

Aug.  24,  Francis  Hendricks  and  Rachel  Swarz. 

Sept.    5,  Jonas  Herzel  and  Mary  Housekeeper. 

Sept.    5.  Christian  Comfort  and  Maria  Schnabel. 

Sept.    5,  Samuel  Clark  and  Catharine  Groff. 

Oct.    21,  Abraham  Springer  and  Anna  Morris. 

Nov.    7,  Levy  Thiel  and  Catharine  Hendricks. 

Nov.    9,  John  Stout  and  Susanna  Geres. 

Nov.  23,  Berndt  Heller  and  Eve  Shellenberger. 

Dec.     9,  Matthias  Roth  and  Magdalena  Stout. 

Dec.  30,  Thomas  Housekeeper  and  Maria  Fassbender. 


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1814. 

Mar   12,  Thomas  Buskirk  and  Catharine  Schlichter. 
Mar!  24.  Benjamin  Sholl  and  Elizabeth  Unerkoffel. 
Apr.    5,  Tobias  Gerhart  and  Barbara  Folmer. 
Apr.  21,  John  Sheib  and  Hannah  Jacoby. 
May  19,  ^ohn  Folmer  and  Elizabeth  Jacoby. 
May  22,  David  Spinner  and  Catharine  Eckel. 
May  31,  Henry  Leidy  and  Margaret  Cope. 
June    7,  Martin  Swertley  and  Magdaiena  Delp. 
July    3,  Philip  Weikel  and  Catharine  Sherer. 

July  31,  Peter  Sheib,  Sr.,  and  Susanna  Haycock. 

July  31,  George  Krop  and  Elizabeth  Stang. 

July  31,  Jacob  Brunner  and  Catharine  Bry. 

Aug.    2,  Fred'k  Diefenbach  and  Elizabeth  Sherer. 

Aug'.    7',  Abraham  Gerhart  and  Maria  Blank. 

Aug.  11,  Jacob  Pleem  and  Maria  Hockman. 

Aug.  14',  John  Rohr  and  Margaret  Lear. 

Aug.  23,  Joel  Lewis  and  Hannah  Grove. 

Sept.    4,  Jacob  Keesy  and  Sarah  Hummel. 

Sept    s!  Jacob  Mayer  and  Catharine  Coder. 

Sept  is'  Christian  Aderhold  and  Elizabeth  Ruth. 

Oct    20,  Abraham  Stouver  and  Catharine  Hockman. 

Oct.    23',  Samuel  Sheib  and  Juliana  Longeneker. 

Nov.  27',  George  Ha  gar  and  Elizabeth  J^Iayer. 
Nov   29,  Samuel  Kramer  and  Sarah  Mickley. 
Dec.     4,  Frederick  Huber  and  Elizabeth  Seidel. 
Dec.  25,  Jacob  Stouver  and  Maria  Groff. 


1815. 

Jan.     3,  Abraham  Durstein  and  Maria  Rinker. 

Jan.   24,  Andrew  Ruth  and  Magdaiena  Ruth. 

Jan.   31.  Joseph  Frederick  and  Catharine  Wismer. 

Feb.   16.  John  Swartley  and  Maria  Mayer. 

Feb.  23,  John  Shellenberger  and  Catharine  Sneyder. 

Mar.  14,  Abraham  Weierman  and  Anna  Rosenberger. 

Mar.  19,  Henry  Leidy  and  Sarah  Gerhart. 

Mar.  26,  Philip  Cope  and  Susanna  Fassbender. 

Apr.  11.  Abraham  Laux  and  Maria  Heffert, 

Apr.  13,  Sara'l  Ott  and  Elizabeth  Mikley. 

Apr.  18,  Yost  Folmer  and  Magdaiena  Nash. 

Apr.  20,  Adam  Sox  and  Anna  Shellenberger. 

May  14,  Philip  Sheib  and  Elizabeth  AUem. 


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233 


June  11,  Christian  Benner  and  Sarah  Hunsberger. 
June  11,  John  Wampold  and  Elizabeth  Trumpore. 
June  18,  Conrad  Althouse  and  Barbara  Delp. 
Aug.  27,  Michael  Althouse  and  Susanna  Mackel. 
Sept.  24,  Samuel  Mayer  and  Elizabeth  Hoffman. 
Sept.  28,  Jacob  Benner  and  Elizabeth  Delp. 
Oct.     3,  Wm.  Mayer  and  Sarah  Schafer. 
Oct.     5,  Henry  Bartholoma  and  Anna  Bleam. 
Oct.     8,  Joseph  Ruth  and  Anna  Souder, 
Oct.    26,  John  Lap  and  Anna  Lap. 
Oct.    29.  Henry  Kidney  and  Maria  Darrach. 
Nov.  14,  Michael  Yost  and  Catharine  FoUmer. 
Nov.  19,  Isaac  Delp  and  Anna  Weierman. 
Dec.   19,  John  Resh  and  Lydia  Sheetz. 
'  Dec.   19,  Christian  S.  Laux  and  Magd.  Fretz. 

1816. 

Jan.   25,  John  Boarse  and  Hannah  Bitting. 

Feb.  22,  Rev.  Samuel  Stehr  and  Catharine  Wolfingar. 

Mar.  17,  David  Mumbower  and  Hannah  Fluck. 

Mar.  24,  John  Gerhart  and  Maria  Ziegler. 

Apr.  15,  Christian  Ruth  and  Maria  Rinker. 

Apr.  28,  John  Jacoby  and  Elizabeth  Weikel. 

May  23,  Peter  Mikley  and  Maria  Ott. 

Aug.    1,  Jacob  Smith  and  Catharine  Sheip. 

Aug.  13,  Peter  Drake  and  Maria  Mayer. 

Aug.  18,  Samuel  Diehl  and  Maria  Heist. 

Sept.    1,  Joseph  Kram  and  Maria  Mill. 

Sept.  29,  Tobias  Frantz  and  Catharine  Krouthamnel. 

Oct.     6,  Abr.  Housekeeper  and  Elizabeth  Heist. 

Oct.    20,  George  Baringer  and  Catharine  Landes. 

Nov.    3,  Henry  Smith  and  Catharine  Miller. 

Nov.    7,  Sam'l  Shelly  and  Elizabeth  Shelly. 

Dec.   22,  Henry  Mitman  and  Maria  Ott. 

Dec.   24,  Jacob  Lederman  and  Barbara  Hockman. 

* 

1817. 

Feb.     6,  Jacob  Brecht  and  Catharine  Teiss. 
Feb.  16,  Conrad  Schlicht  and  Sarah  Gloss. 
Feb.  23,  Samuel  Shelly  and  Sarah  Dreisbach. 
Mar.  IS,  John  Wasser  and  Hannah  Master. 
Mar.  20,  Sam'l  Fluck  and  Catharine  Yost. 


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Mar.  20,  Joseph  Friderick  and  Mary  Sheib. 

Mar.  30,  John  Syder  and  Anna  Weidener. 

Apr.  20,  Isaac  Haycock  and  Hannah  Diehl. 

Apr.  22,  John  Uromy  and  Susanna  Funk. 

Apr.  27,  Casper  Johnson  and  Catharine  Frederick. 

June    8,  John  Fry  and  Elizabeth  Bean. 

Oct.     5,  Jacob  Kiichlein  and  Christina  Schleifer. 

Nov,    4,  George  Herzel  and  Hannah  Miller. 

Nov.  23,  Charles  Zeigler  and  Hannah  Mackel. 

Nov.    3,  John  Sellers  and  Maria  Schleifer. 

Dec.     2,  David  Fluck  and  Margaret  Gorger. 


[MARRIAGES  BY  THE  REV.  JOHN  A.  STRASSBURGER, 

1S18-1S55.] 

Record  of  all  those  persons  who  were  lawfully  married  during  my 
ministry:  John  Andrew  Strassburger. 

1818. 

Sept.  13,  Daniel  Hoffert  and  Susanna  Mangel. 

Oct.    15,  Abraham  Becker  and  Susan  Swartz. 

Oct.    18,  Samuel  Kydney  and  Hannah  Hoffert. 

Nov.    1,  Jacob  Roudenbush  and  Magdalena  Grossman. 

Nov.    8,  Jacob  Leidy  and  Elizabeth  Roudenbush. 

Dec.     6,  Jacob  Scheib  and  Elizabeth  Horn. 

Dec.   27,  Peter  ?ranz  and  Mary  Sellers. 

1819. 

Feb.     7,  Martin  Scheib  and  Eva  Horn. 

Feb.     9,  Jacob  Eeed  and  Maria  Wolfert. 

Feb.  21,  Solomcn  Ruth  and  Fanny  Leidy. 

Mar.    4,  Abraham  Woodward  and  Elizabeth  Berge. 

Mar.  28,  David  Schelly  and  Susan  Stouver. 

Apr.     7,  Peter  Silvius  and  Susan  Steer. 

Apr.  25,  Abrahan  Obrlst  and  Hannah  Brunner. 

May  13,  Joseph  Scherer  and  Maria  Steer. 

May  23,  Isaac  Eolp  and  Magdalena  Berge. 

May  25,  Henry  Cressman  and  Mary  Stout. 

Sept.  26,  Jacob  Althouse  and  Magdalena  Wenhold. 

Sept.  26,  John  i^ngeny  and  Magdalena  Kern. 

Sept.  26,  Henrj  Shipe  and  Elizabeth  Weaver. 

Oct.    28,  John  Kechline  and  Magdalene  Rinker. 


Tohickon  RefGrmed  Records. 

Oct.  31,  George  Herr  and  Catharine  Ruth. 

Nov.  14,  John  Henry  and  Elizabeth  Delp. 

Nov.  16,  Isaac  Hunsberger  and  Elizabeth  Dels. 

Nov.  21,  Michael  Hoot  [Huth]  and  Elizabeth  Fry. 

Nov.  28,  Philip  Swertley  and  Maria  Smith. 

Dec.  12,  Jacob  Frick  and  Nancy  Landes, 

1820. 

Jan.     4,  John  Hetrich  and  Elizabeth  Rees. 

Jan.   25,  Peter  Fassbender  and  Hannah  Strom. 

Jan.   28,  Philip  Gerhard  and  Sarah  Bayer. 

Mar.    2,  Jacob  Treichler  and  Sarah  Drumbouer. 

Mar.    2,  Michael  Ott  and  Maria  Dice. 

Mar.    5,  Henry  Friedrich  and  Susan  Rodenberger. 

Apr.  11,  Samuel  Leidy  and  Lydia  Gerhard. 

Apr.  23,  Samuel  Kramer  and  Maria  Magel. 

Apr.  23,  Abraham  Heistand  and  Elizabeth  Fretz. 

Apr.  23,  Henry  Swertley  and  Elizabeth  Hackman. 

Apr.  23,  John  Dimmig  and  Sarah  Rinker. 

Apr.  25,  Jacob  Benner  and  Nancy  Delp. 

May  21,  Isaac  Oberholzer  and  Elizabeth  Hunsberger. 

May  21,  James  Zellner  and  Elizabeth  Roberts. 

June  11,  John  Blyler  and  Anna  Maria  Althouse. 

June  22,  Samuel  Gerhard  and  Barbara  Gerhard. 

July  16,  Adam  Gerhard  and  Maria  Markel. 

Aug.  10,  William  Herzel  and  Maria  Wambold. 

Aug.  12,  John  Friedrich  and  Maria  Keller. 

Sept.    3,  Henry  Weissel  and  Elizabeth  Seibel. 

Sept.  21,  Lewis  Hunsman  and  Charlotte  Pears.  [?] 

Oct.     1,  Christian  Spies  and  Elizabeth  Weil. 

Oct.    17,  Henry  Eckel  and  Maria  Weisel. 

Oct.     8,  Samuel  Bollinger  and  Catharine  Swartz. 

Nov.    5,  George  Roudenbusch  and  Barbara  Bernt. 

Nov.  11,  George  Geiger  and  Elizabeth  Scheetz. 

Dec.     5,  Michael  Hoifert  and  Elizabeth  Hill. 

Dec.  17,  Aaron  Hendrich  and  Margaret  Hertzel. 

Dec.  24,  John  Gerhard  and  Margaret  Mayer. 

1821. 

Jan.     7,  Anthony  Been  and  Weil. 

Jan.   16,  Benjamin  Markel  and  Sarah  Brumback. 
Jan.   21,  Samuel  Frederick  and  Mary  Wessel. 


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Jan.  14,  Henry  Mumbauer  and  Elizabeth  Blanck. 

Jan.  26,  Daniel  Huldeman  and  Magdalena  Mayer. 

Mar.    4,  Charles  Reinhard  and  Magdalena  Heycock. 

Mar.  22,  John  Hunsberger  and  Magdalena  Jordan. 

Apr.     5,  Charles  Leidy  and  Sarah  Stout. 

Apr.  15,  David  Snyder  and  Elizabeth  Schelly. 

Apr.  22,  John  Gerhard  and  Elizabeth  Bissy. 

Apr.  22,  George  Conveur  and  Sarah  Stelwagen. 

May     1,  Frederick  SchoU  and  Catharine  Grob. 

May     3,  David  Tressel  and  Catharine  Benner. 

May     6,  Daniel  Stonebach  and  Bretisien  [!]  Kerlin. 

May  20,  Abr.  Apple  and  Maria  Klein. 

July    8,  Ludwig  Benner  and  Anna  Maria  Althouse. 

July  26,  John  Schelly  and  Anna  Landes. 

Oct.     1,  John  Houseman  and  Catharine  Mayer. 

Oct.     7,  James  Cossida  and  Anna  Senn. 

Oct.  20,  John  Stine  and  Maria  Jacoby, 

Oct.  20,  Samuel  Eckart  and  Elizabeth  Willower. 

1822. 

Jan.     3,  John  Laux  and  Barbara  Funk. 

Jan.  31,  Jacob  Appenzeller  and  Susan  Been. 

Jan.  31,  William  Dreisbach  and  Elizabeth  Scholl. 

Feb.  26,  John  Angeny  and  Catharine  Schessler. 

Feb.  26,  Jacob  Widener  and  Maria  Althouse. 

Mar.    5,  Michael  Henge  and  Barbara  Benner. 

Mar.    8,  John  Swenk  and  Rachel  Murphy. 

Mar.  — ,  Abraham  Gerhard  and  Barbara  Fluck. 

Mar.  — ,  John  Godshalk  and  Catharine  Clemens. 

Mar.  — ,  Samuel  Herzel  and  Elizabeth  Herzel. 

Mar.  — ,  Abr.  Benn  and  Anna  Maria  Herzel. 

Mar.  21,  Abr.  Roth  and  Elizabeth  Rosenberg. 

July  — ,  Christ.  Hunsberger  and  Esther  Oberholzer. 

July  — ,  Jacob  Kehler  and  Catharine  Creamer. 

Sept.    1,  George  Maugel  and  Lydia  Ott. 

Sept.  24,  George  Zuck  and  Magdalena  Sterner. 

Oct.  13,  Abr.  Mayer  and  Margaret  Snyder. 

Oct.  21,  George  Shellenberger  and  Catharine  Sholl. 

Oct.  21,  Jacob  Gabel  and  Anna  Benner. 

Oct.  — ,  Martin  Wissler  and  Magdalena  Delp. 

Oct.  24,  John  Shiv©  and  Catherine  Frankenfield. 

Dec.  15,  Thomas  Seller  and  Elizabeth  Gerhard. 


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Dec.   26,  George  Prise  and  Maria  Gergis. 

Dec.   29,  Tobias  Buissy  and  Elizabeth  Drisebach. 

1823. 

Jan.     5,  Henry  Landis  and  Magdalena  Allderfer. 

Jan.   12,  Frederick  Allderfer  and  Anna  Friderick. 

Feb.     2,  Samuel  Sechler  and  Magdalena  Krout. 

Mar.    9,  John  Delp  and  Rachel  Swager. 

Mar.  16,  John  Server  and  Maria  Savacool. 

Mar.  16,  Jacob  Klinker  and  Magdalena  Koffel. 

Mar.  20,  Henry  Shive  and  Nancy  Krouthammel. 

Mar.  23,  George  Folmer  and  Catharine  Drumbauer. 

Mar.  27,  Nicholas  Rush  and  Maria  Young. 

Apr.   17,  George  Deaterly  and  Barbara  Mikly. 

Apr.  27,  Abr.  Herzel  and  Catharine  Dietz. 

May     8,  Peter  Bloom  and  Christina  Heller. 

June    8,  Abr.  Benn  and  Hannah  Fluck. 

June  20,  Henry  Schellenberger  and  Elizabeth  Bietelman. 

Aug.  10,  Jacob  Schott  and  Maria  Klein. 

Aug.  14,  Thomas  Marshall  and  Hannah  Shaeffer. 

Sept.  — ,  Samuel  Ritter  and  Elizabeth  Trechler. 

Oct.    21,  Abr.  Gerhard  and  Catharine  Drumbar. 

Oct.    26,  Jacob  GrofE  and  Mary  Stout. 

Oct.    16,  Joseph  Benner  and  Elizabeth  Kassel. 

Oct.    — ,  Samuel  Shryver  and  Catharine  Roether. 

Nov.  18,  Jacob  Shumaker  and  Jane  Dunbar. 

Nov.  18,  John  Hackman  and  Anna  Frederick. 

Nov.  30,  Jelis  [Julius]  Rossel  and  Hannah  Shipe. 

Dec.   14,  Jacob  Gerhard  and  Sophia  Scholl. 

Dec.   21,  Benjamin  Becker  and  Catharine  Markel. 

Dec.   28,  Jesse  Smith  and  Sarah  Blyler. 

1824. 

Jan.     4,  Michael  Kolp  and  Magdalena  Kessel. 

Feb.     1,  Joseph  Fry  and  B.  Miller. 

Jan.   13,  John  Yotter  and  Susanna  Souder. 

Jan.   25,  Philip  Scholl  and  Sarah  Scholl. 

Mar.  16,  John  Slotter  and  Sibylla  Fassbender. 

Way     9,  George  Mumbauer  and  Anna  Shellenberger. 

May        Abr.  Fisher  and  Mary  Dettweiler. 

May  30,  John  Dettweiler  and  Susanna  Detweiler. 

June    6,  Jacob  Stoltz  and  Susanna  Kern. 


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Aug.  22,  Jacob  Sloop  and  Catharine  Hunsberger. 

Sept.    5,  William  Roudenbush  and  Elizabeth  Begbtel. 

Sept.  26,  Andrew  Ache  and  Margaret  Nees. 

Sept.  26,  Abraham  Mayer  and  Rachel  Drake. 

Sept.  26,  Charles  Ott  and  Catharine  Ott. 

Nov.  18,  Jacob  Becker  and  Hannah  Kieper. 

Nov.  21,  Jacob  Althouse  and  Eva  Heist. 

Dec.     5,  Henry  Renner  and  Maria  Kuhnser. 

Dec.   21,  John  Reiff  and  Anna  Buchhammer. 

Dec.   26,  Henry  Hertzel  and  Mary  Hertzel. 

Dec.   26,  William  Read  and  Catharine  Kuhnser. 

1825. 

Jan.   23,  Philip  Cressman  and  Magdalena  Stout. 

Jan.   27,  Adam  Weider  and  Anna  Zellner. 

Feb.     6,  Abraham  Fluck  and  Lydia  Gerhard. 

Feb.     6,  John  Hartman  and  Catharine  Nees. 

Mar.    6,  John  AUebach  and  Elizabeth  Henge. 

Apr.     3,  Peter  Bloom  and  Sarah  Robberst. 

Apr.     3,  Henry  Antony  and  Susanna  Berge. 

Apr.  28,  Michael  Been  and  Catharine  Berge. 

May     1,  John  Stouver  and  Hannah  Stout. 

May  16,  Jacob  Salladay  and  Hannah  Shipe. 

May  28,  Enosh  Oberholzer  and  Catharine  Wireback. 

July  31,  John  Hertzel  and  Elizabeth  Cressman. 

Aug.  11,  Jacob  Johny  and  Sarah  Snoufer. 

Sept.  18,  Samuel  Sloop  and  Eve  Miller. 

Sept.  18,  George  Lewis  and  Margaret  Rosenberger. 

Sept.  18,  Michael  Hunsberger  and  Margaret  Bitting, 

Oct.    16,  Samuel  Sholl  and  Susan  Fluck. 

Oct.    23,  Michael  Savacool  and  Margaret  Herzel. 

Oct.    25,  Godshalk  Berge  and  Catharine  Ziegler. 

Oct.    30,  Michael  Hetrich  and  Elizabeth  Nees. 

Nov.  13,  Isaac  Wissler  and  Anna  Sellers. 

Nov.  27,  Samuel  Weil  and  Esther  Eisenberger. 

Nov.  24,  Richard  Hollenbush  and  Margaret  W^elker. 

Dec.   11,  Peter  Shive  and  Catharine  Ott. 

1826. 

Jan.     1,  Daniel  Zellner  and  Susanna  Souder, 
Jan.   22,  John  Rosenberger  and  Maria  Hackman. 
Jan.   22,  Samuel  Mayer  and  Anna  Ott, 


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Jan.  29,  Andrew  Weiss  and  Maria  Swertly, 

Feb.  26,  Enosh  Sellers  and  Elizabeth  Jobnson. 

Mar.    6,  Jacob  Rush  and  Catharine  Hoffert. 

Mar.  19,  George  Reiff  and  Sarah  Shull. 

Apr.  16,  Samuel  Mayer  and  Magdalena  Deetz. 

Apr.  20,  George  Mitman  and  Susanna  Fretz. 

May     4,  Abraham  Bieler  and  Susanna  Bieler. 

May     4,  Samuel  Maugel  and  Sarah  Ott. 

May  14,  Henry  Bachman  and  Lydia  Breish. 

May  21,  John  Wagner  and  Magdalena  Wissler. 

May  28,  Samuel  Fassbender  and  Elizabeth  Keller. 

June  25,  Abraham  Berger  and  Catharine  Markel. 

July    2,  Thomas  Winhold  and  Magdalena  Gerhard. 

July  30,  John  Kern  and  Mary  Smith. 

Sept.  21,  Jacob  Clemmer  and  Catharine  Clemmer. 

Sept.  24,  Tobias  Johnson  and  Maria  Salladay. 

Oct.  12,  Cornelius  Sellers  and  Rachel  Kelly. 

Oct.  22,  Jacob  Follmer  and  Mary  Craemer. 

Nov.    5,  Jacob  Aderhold  and  Susanna  Follmer. 

Nov.    9,  John  Shell  and  Carolina  Keller. 

Nov.  23,  Jacob  Hertzel  and  Catharine  Hartman. 

Nov.  30,  Peter  Ott  and  Magdalena  Nungesser. 

Nov.  30,  Henry  Frick  and  Sarah  Mininger. 

Dec.     7,  Jacob  Allum  and  Hannah  Fluck. 

Dec.  17,  Samuel  Frick  and  Mary  Landis. 

Dec.  17,  William  Bernts  and  Elizabeth  Henge. 

Dec.  24,  Abraham  Roudenbush  and  Magdalena  ShoU, 

Dec.  24,  George  Eberhard  and  Salome  Cope. 

Dec.  24,  John  Muth  and  Catharine  Mann. 

Dec.  31,  Philip  Herzel  and  Elizabeth  Kerr. 

Dec.  31,  Jacob  SchoU  and  Hannah  Bernt. 

1827. 

Jan.  7,  John  Allum  and  Margaret  Ratzel. 

Jan.  21,  Samuel  Colp  and  Hannah  Koch. 

Feb.  18,  George  Shellenberger  and  Barbara  Detweiler. 

Feb.  18,  Peter  Miller  and  Susanna  Hering. 

Mar.  1,  John  Eckhard  and  Mary  Freed. 

Mar.  11,  John  Fluck  and  Maria  Allum. 

Mar.  13,  David  Davis  and  Elizabeth  Cope. 

Mar.  4,  Isaac  Drumbaur  and  Anna  Stout. 

Mar.  25,  Enosh  Drumbaur  and  Magdalena  Hetrick. 


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Apr.     1,  Thomas  Schlichter  and  Catharine  Koffel. 

Apr.  15,  Enosh  Hunsberger  and  Sarah  Herzel. 

Apr.  22,  Patrick  Kork  and  Hannah  Gerhard. 

Apr.  29,  Jesse  Frantz  and  Catharine  Ritter. 

Apr.  29,  Henry  Craemer  and  Hannah  Lester. 

May     1,  Samuel  Stover  and  Anna  Godshalk. 

June  10,  Henry  Salliday  and  Catharine  Benner. 

Aug.    5,  Samuel  Hetrick  and  Elizabeth  Mumbauer. 

Aug.    5,  George  Seibel  and  Magdalena  Gerhard. 

Aug.  19,  John  Yost  and  Margaret  Hoot. 

Sept.    2,  Joseph  Drake  and  Elizabeth  Althouse. 

Oct.    28,  Peter  Metz  and  Elizabeth  Godshalk. 

Oct.    30,  Jesse  Shelley  and  Anna  Clemmer. 

Oct.    30,  Samuel  Treichler  and  Susanna  Clemmer. 

Nov.    4,  John  Follmer  and  Catharine  Craemer. 

Nov.  11,  Adam  Fluck  and  Mary  Koffel. 

Nov.  25,  John  Ache  and  Catharine  Groff. 

Nov.  25,  Leonard  Delp  and  Elizabeth  Detweiler. 

Nov.  25,  Joseph  Freed  and  Magdalena  Berge. 

Dec.   13,  Isaac  Lewis  and  Anna  Eckhard. 

Dec.   16,  John  Funk  and  Mary  Becker. 

Dec.   16,  Daniel  Gel  and  Sarah  Stoll. 


1828. 

Jan.     6,  Jacob  Roudenbush  and  Hannah  Cressman. 

Jan.     6,  Daniel  Markel  and  Hannah  Dirstine. 

Jan.  20,  John  Mayer  and  Dorothea  Weishe. 

Jan.  27,  Henry  Gerhard  and  Rebekah  Keller. 

Jan.  31,  Enoch  Davis  and  Magdalena  Fetter. 

Feb.  17,  William  Allum  and  Anna  Ott. 

Feb.  17,  Jacob  Musselman  and  Anna  Ruth. 

Feb.  24,  Jacob  Deis  and  Elizabeth  Eckert. 

Feb.  29,  Philip  Harpel  and  Mary  M.  Shellenberger. 

Mar.    9,  Peter  Henrich  and  Susanna  Henry. 

Mar.  16,  George  S.  Fry  and  Catharine  Schwenk. 

Mar.  20,  Samuel  Detterly  and  Barbara  Salliday. 

Mar.  25,  Thomas  Engelman  and  Juliana  Heist. 

Mar.  27,  Martin  Bechtel  and  Sophia  Eckert. 

Mar.  23,  Abraham  Gehman  and  Maria  Rosenberger. 

Apr.     1,  Jacob  Buchhammer  and  Elizabeth  Zane. 

May  18,  Jacob  Berge  and  Sophia  Koch. 

June    1,  Charles  Gerhard  and  Barbara  Soiliday. 


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July  27,  John  Hoffman  and  Elizabeth  Streier. 

July  27,  Enosh  Watz  and  Margaret  Billger. 

Aug.    3,  Jacobus  Drake  and  Elizabeth  Mayer. 

Aug.  24,  Michael  Craemer  and  Catharine  Frantz. 

Oct.  26,  John  Shissler  and  Elizabeth  Benner. 

Nov.    9,  Absalom  Bieler  and  Sarah  Bender. 

Nov.  16,  John  Shot  and  Catharine  Freud. 

Nov.  18,  Christian  Detweiler  and  Catharine  Allebach. 

Nov.  20,  Joseph  Smith  and  Catharine  Gerhard. 

Nov.  23,  John  Frantz  and  Mary  Bitting. 

Nov.  23,  John  Henge  and  Hannah  Hunsberger. 

Nov.  30,  Abraham  Koffel  and  Susanna  Dreisbach. 

1829. 

Jan.   15,  Samuel  Atherhold  and  Rebekah  Yry. 

Jan.   22,  Samuel  Funk  and  Magdalena  Fretz. 

Jan.   25,  John  Godshalk  and  Anna  Henge. 

Jan.   25,  Henry  Derstein  and  Mary  Oberholzer. 

Mar.    3,  Samuel  Detweiler  and  Barbara  Stover. 

Mar.    8,  John  Swarzlender  and  Sarah  Berge. 

Mar.  17,  John  Been  and  Sarah  Wireback. 

Mar.  22,  Jacob  Ott  and  Maria  Ratzel. 

Mar.  29,  Abr.  Crook  and  Maria  Wireback. 

Apr.     5,  John  Shelly  and  Juliana  Rool. 

Apr.  19,  Enosh  Shive  and  Henrietta  Shive. 

Apr.  26,  Jacob  Elias  and  Hannah  Hunsberger. 

May     3,  Jacob  Snyder  and  Susanna  Wonner. 

May  17,  Tobias  Herr  and  Sophia  Hertzel. 

May  31,  Samuel  Eckhard  an  dHannah  Gross. 

May  24,  Samuel  Weissel  and  Catharine  Soliday. 

May   17,  John  Ratzel  and  Susanna  Cope. 

June  28,  Nathan  Thomas  and  Hannah  Renner. 

Aug.    2,  Elias  Hoch  and  Sophia  Snyder. 

Aug.    9,  William  Clark  and  Sophia  Benner. 

Aug.  10,  Jacob  Klinker  and  Ellemeira  [!]  Huldeman. 

Aug.  28,  Enosh  Craemer  and  Anna  Shaeffer. 

Aug.  30,  Henry  Fredrick  and  Magdalena  Drumbor. 

Sept.  13,  Abraham  Roudenbush  and  Elizabeth  Stout. 

Sept.  20,  Joseph  Shive  and  Elizabeth  Ackerman. 

Sept.  27,  Christian  Hunsberger  and  Rachel  Delp. 

Sept.  27,  Isaac  Hege  and  Eliz.  Kassel. 

Sept.  27,  William  Kidney  and  Susanna  Haas. 


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Oct.     4,  John  Sloop  and  Hannah  Koonser. 
Oct.     8,  John  Laux  and  Eliz.  Bryan. 
Oct.    11,  Jacob  Klein  and  Elizabeth  Weil. 
Oct.    18,  Seno  [!]  Weil  and  Catharine  Gerhard. 
Nov.    1,  George  Mayer  and  Sarah  Hiltebeitel. 
Nov.    8,  William  Moore  and  Hannah  Eckert. 
Nov.  21,  Abr.  Follmer  and  Sophia  Klein. 
Nov.  21,  Jacob  Getman  and  Anna  Shellenberger. 
Dec.     6,  Jacob  Salladay  and  Maria  Hertzel. 
Dec.  13,  Joseph  Mies  and  Lydia  Ruch. 

1830. 

Jan.     3,  John  Kindig  and  Maria  Hunsberger. 

Jan.     3,  Michael  Reiff  and  Rebekah  Gaubel. 

Jan.     7,  Benj'n  Miller  and  Margaret  Cope. 

Feb.     7,  Michael  Hertzel  and  Maria  Wambold. 

Feb.     7,  David  Wambold  and  Martha  Senn. 

Feb.     7,  William  Keller  and  Lydia  Heney. 

Feb.  14,  Michael  Trollinger  and  Elizabeth  Newman. 

Feb.  21.  Jesse  Been  and  Margaret  Wenhold. 

Feb.  28,  William  Mohr  and  Susanna  Hertzel. 

Feb.  2S,  Joseph  Gerhard  and  Sarah  Henge. 

Mar.    5,  Abr.  Hackman  and  Catharine  Borch. 

Mar.  20,  Michael  Hertzel  and  Sarah  Wirebach. 

Mar.  25,  Joseph  Mangel  and  Catharine  Betts. 

May  26,  Abr.  Gerhard  and  Elizabeth  Moyer. 

June    8,  Henry  Bachman  and  Sarah  Bitting. 

June  27,  Joseph  Grob  and  Elizabeth  Funk. 

July    6,  John  Fretz  and  Elizabeth  Klein. 

Aug.    S,  John  Shell  and  Hannah  Dreisbach. 

Aug.  15,  John  Bartels  and  Hannah  Rees. 

Aug.  29,  Amos  Jacoby  and  Sophia  Springer. 

Aug.  29,  Thomas  Frederick  and  Christina  Deis. 

Sept.    9,  Henry  Swenk  and  Rebekah  Renner. 

Sept.  19,  Henry  Kern  and  Elizabeth  Althouse. 

Sept.  19.  Samuel  Sloop  and  Sarah  Snair. 

Sept.  28,  John  Delp  and  Anna  Detweiler. 

Oct     3,  John  Yeakel  and  Margaret  Mayer. 

Oct.    24,  Matthias  Laux  and  Catherine  Yost. 

Oct.    26,  Enoch  Davis  and  Sarah  Hetrich. 

Nov.  23,  Charles  Clark  and  Maria  Laux. 

Dec.     5,  Abraham  Mayer  and  Elizabeth  Delp. 


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Dec.  12,  Frederick  Hartman  and  Maria  Ziegenfuss. 

Dec.  21,  Michael  Beck  and  Elizabetli  Swartz. 

Dec,  30,  Joel  Buck  and  Margaret  Buchhammer. 

Dec.  30,  John  Erdnian  and  Delina  [!]  Good. 

1831. 

Jan.     2,  Abraham  Klein  and  Lydia  Musselman. 

Jan.     9,  Jacob  Herr  and  Margaret  Clemmer. 

Jan.   11,  Jacob  Stout  and  Christina  Fetter. 

Feb.     3,  Nelson  Michener  and  Elizabeth  Huldeman. 

Mar.  15,  Joseph  Fluck  and  Elizabeth  Strom. 

Apr.    3,  John  Derstine  and  Marie  Ruth. 

Apr.  10,  William  Hartley  and  Maria  Shot. 

May     8,  Tobias  Althouse  and  Eliz.  Craemer, 

May   12,  Adam  Stlchler  and  Anna  Kern. 

May  15,  Elias  Gerhard  and  Hetty  Cope. 

May  22,  Samuel  Herr  and  Sarah  Anne  Rool. 

Aug.  21,  George  Yost  and  Susanna  Ott. 

Sept.  25,  Paul  Hertzel  and  Sarah  Cressman. 

Oct.     2,  Samuel  Swertly  and  Barbara  Ruth. 

Oct.    20,  Isaac  Kratz  and  Elizabeth  Butler. 

Oct.    16,  Da-vid  Sellers  and  Saraii  SchoU. 

Oct.    23,  Abr.  Bieler  and  Anna  Berns, 

Oct.    23,  Manasseh  Been  and  Hannah  Herr. 

Oct.    23,  Peter  Sherer  and  Sarah  Hartman. 

Oct.    30,  Martin  Lup  and  Susan  Hottel. 

Nov.    6,  John  Gehman  and  Lydia  Sly\^er. 

Nov.  12,  John  Heaney  and  Rachel  Bernt. 

Dec.  11,  Joseph  Drumbor  and  Sarah  Koch. 

1832. 

Jan.     5,  Benjamin  W.  Landes  and  Elizabeth  Jacoby. 

Jan.     8,  John  Fellman  and  Elizabeth  Benner. 

Jan.  15,  William  Reiff  and  Salome  Stem. 

Feb.  12,  Samuel  Wasser  and  Anna  Hertzel. 

Feb.  19,  Samuel  Kern  and  Catharine  Yelles. 

Mar.  8,  Samuel  Stehr  and  Lydia  Clemmer. 

Mar.  25,  Samuel  AUebach  and  Susanna  Heller. 

Apr.  3,  Jonas  Ott  and  Catharine  Ratzel. 

Apr.  5,  Jesse  Gerner  and  Margaret  Godschalk. 

Apr.  8,  Thomas  Eckert  and  Rebekah  Gamel. 

May     6,  Absalom  Markel  and  Magdalena  Frank. 


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June    3,  Peter  Heistler  and  Catharine  Blyler. 
June    5,  Henry  Sall&ciy  and  Magdalena  Mayer. 
Sept.    2,  Jacob  Ziegler  and  Elizabeth  Landis. 
Sept.  25,  Charles  Sellers  and  Mary  Henig. 
Sept.  30,  Jacob  High  and  Hannah  Heller. 
Oct.     7,  William  Yerger  and  Mary  Wolfinger, 
Oct.    28,  George  Frederick  and  Catharine  Stauffer. 
Nov.    4,  Michael  Shell  and  Lydia  Leidy. 
Nov.    4,  Samuel  Follmer  and  Caroline  Ekert. 
Dec.   16,  John  Drumbore  and  Lydia  Lutz, 
Dec.   23,  Jacob  Fellman  and  Hannah  Been. 
Dec.  30,  John  Wirebach  and  Magdalena  Gerhard. 

1833. 

Jan.  13,  John  Benner  and  Mary  Frederick. 

Jan.   29,  Samuel  Fluck  and  Sarah  Wenhold. 

Feb.   12,  Christian  Hunsberger  and  Hannah  Rosenberger. 

Mar.    3,  Daniel  Drumbouer  and  Catharine  Drumbouer. 

Mar.  10,  George  Delp  and  Susanna  Ruth. 

Mar.  24,  Peter  Frick  and  Susanna  Smith. 

Mar.  31,  John  M.  Rosenberger  and  Elizabeth  Eckhard. 

May     2,  Jesse  Cope  and  Maria  Leidy. 

May     9,  Christian  Hetrich.  and  Susan  Bruuner. 

June    6,  Samuel  Reser  and  Sarah.  Strom. 

June  13,  Joseph  S.  Fretz  and  Margaret  Sehrager. 

June  13,  Abraham  King  and  Sarah  Wildanger. 

June  30,  Adam  Scherer  and  Christina  Hetman. 

July  21,  Enosh  Keil  and  Elizabeth  Stout. 

July  28,  Tobias  Heange  and  Lydia  Landis. 

Aug.    4,  Samuel  Heft  and  Sarah  Anna  Fetter. 

Aug.  25,  Henry  Heft  and  Mary  Anna  Heacock. 

Oct.     6,  Solomon  Hetrich  and  Hannah  Hotrauf. 

Oct.    20,  John  Dixy  and  Sarah  Miller. 

Nov.    3,  Alfred  Chapman  and  Lydia  Ott. 

Nov.  17,  Eliezer  Russel  and  Anna  Freed. 

Nov.  24,  Conrad  Miller  and  Anna  Keller. 

Dec.     1,  Abraham  Heange  and  Hannah  Gerhard. 

Dec.     8,  Henry  Moyer  and  Sarah  Gerhard. 

Dec.   22,  Solomon  Fries  and  Catharine  Housekeeper. 

Dec.   22,  Henry  Abelbach  and  Catharine  Corner. 

Dec.   26,  Daniel  Huber  and  Sophia  Eberhard. 

Dec.   26,  Jesse  Craemer  and  Sarah  Werthington. 


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1834. 

Jan.   12,  Thomas  Hartman  and  Maria  Housekeeper. 

Jan.   19,  Daniel  Reeder  and  Lena  Rosenberger. 

Jan.   19,  Michael  Gerhard  and  Catharine  Nyce. 

Jan.   19,  Jacob  Bender  and  Juliana  Reed. 

Jan.   19,  Enosh  Renner  and  Caroline  Diehl. 

Jan.   26,  Tobias  Shull  and  Rebekah  Groff. 

Feb.     9,  Henry  Wismer  and  Anna  Ott. 

Feb.  16,  David  Appenzeller  and  Mary  Bean. 

Feb.   23,  Abraham  Godshalk  and  Mary  Reiff. 

Feb.  23,  John  Ott  and  Elizabeth  Fluck. 

Mar.    9,  John  K.  Tyson  and  Mary  Gerhard. 

Apr.  20,  Peter  Hoffman  and  Sophia  Swink. 

Apr.  20,  David  Herr  and  Christina  Shellenberger. 

Apr.  27,  Samuel  Salladay  and  Catharine  Fretz. 

June  29,  Christian  Ciemmer  and  Mary  Keil. 

Aug.    7,  Charles  Ruth  and  Mary  Klein. 

Sept.  14,  Jacob  Fisher  and  Hetty  Berge. 

Sept.  14,  John  L.  Shellenberger  and  Elizabeth  Savacool. 

Sept.  21,  George  Stiefel  and  Mary  Wambold. 

Oct.     5,  Jacob  Gooker  and  Catharine  Landis. 

Oct.     5,  Jacob  Fluck  and  Mary  Althouse. 

Oct.    12,  Reuben  Taylor  and  Sarah  Graeber. 

Oct.    16,  Michael  Wiess  and  Sarah  Snyder. 

Oct.    19,  John  Roth  and  Sarah  Hertzel. 

Nov.    2,  Ephraim  Heany  and  Eliza  Shellenberger. 

Nov.    2,  Peter  P.  W.  Lewis  and  Caroline  Wasser. 

Nov.    9,  Enosh  Frantz  and  Annie  Batts. 

Nov.  11,  Philip  Rees  and  Margaret  Weiss. 

Nov.  14,  Enosh  Stout  and  Catharine  Kratz. 

Nov.  16,  Enosh  Roudenbush  and  Catharine  Follmer. 

Nov.  23,  Henry  Sauder  and  Hannah  Hunsberger. 

Dec.     7,  William  Jones  and  Hannah  Hetrich. 

Dec.     7,  Jacob  Cope  and  Juliana  Hertzel. 

Dec.     7,  Frederick  Rudy  and  Elizabeth  Daub. 

Dec.   21,  Jonas  Nees  and  Lydia  Fretz. 

Dec.   21,  Charles  Swenk  and  Catharine  Hertzel. 

Dec.  28,  Tobias  Roeller  and  Hannah  Bisse. 

1835. 

Jan.     4,  Israel  Yokum  and  Margaret  Diehl. 
Jan.     4,  Thomas  Leister  and  Lena  Landis. 


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Jan.   11,  Abraham  Craemer  and  IMary  Klinker. 

Feb.     8,  Samuel  Orr  and  Elizabeth  Heage. 

Feb.   24,  John  Frantz  and  Catharine  Ziegenfus. 

Mar.    1,  Isaac  Hunsberger  and  Catharine  Stover. 

Mar.  15,  Jesse  Willower  and  Sarah  Heist. 

Apr.  12,  Jonas  Angelmayer  and  Elizabeth  Fluck. 

Apr.  30,  Amos  Fluck  and  Mary  Hoot. 

May     3,  Samuel  Lewis  and  Hannah  Fluck. 

May     3,  John  Allebach  and  Mary  Lewis. 

May  24,  John  Casper  Wack  and  Catherina  Funk. 

May  24,  Elias  Freed  and  Elizabeth  Rool. 

June  28,  Michael  Walter  and  Rebekah  Drumbor. 

Aug.    9,  Peter  Dillinger  and  Citian  [!]  Ann  Rooth. 

Aug.  23,  Jacob  Sellers  and  Sarah  Hoot. 

Sept.    6,  John  Ruth  and  Magdalena  Weissel. 

Sept.    6,  Jesse  Moore  and  Anna  Kern. 

Sept.  20,  John  Althouse  and  Mary  Levi  [Leidy]. 

Oct.     8,  Henry  Kraut  and  Lydia  Dieterly. 

Oct.    11,  Thomas  Althouse  and  Anna  Roudenbush. 

Nov.    1,  Abraham  Stout  and  Lydia  Cressman. 

Nov.  22,  Isaac  Stout  and  Hannah  Nace.  * 

Nov.  29,  David  Craemer  and  Lydia  Staut. 

Dec.     6,  Martin  Detweiler  and  Sarah  Rosenberger. 

Dec.   13,  Samuel  Yeakel  and  Anna  Mayers. 

Dec.   20,  George  Delp  and  Catharine  Gehman. 

Dec.  27,  Jacob  Clymer  and  Deborah  Clymer. 

1836. 

Jan.  21,  Nathan  Beitler  and  Mary  Krout. 

Feb.  7,  George  Delp  and  Maria  Fluck. 

Feb.  23,  Christian  Housekeeper  and  Hannah  Yost. 

Mar.  6,  Henry  Herzel  and  Sophia  Drumbore. 

Apr.  3,  Amos  Hendricks  and  Elizabeth  Mientz. 

Apr.  10,  Peter  Frankenfield  and  Susan  Ott. 

Apr.  24,  Michael  Derstine  and  Elizabeth  Herr. 

May  15,  Henry  Maurer  and  Elizabeth  Koffel. 

May  22,  John  Thomas  and  Maria  Murphi. 

May  22,  Benjamin  Wireback  and  Catharine  Bitting. 

June  5,  John  Kindig  and  Elizabeth  Kratz. 

Aug.  21,  Jesse  Hoot  and  Magdalena  Vvieand. 

Aug.  28,  Abraham  Funk  and  Susanna  Berge. 

Sept.  3,  Isaac  Fellman  and  Catharine  Follmer. 


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Oct.     6,  John  Lentman  and  Anna  Funk. 

Oct.     9,  Abraham  Kinsey  and  Sarah  Hoch. 

Oct.  11,  John  Weiand  and  Susan  Snyder, 

Oct.  16,  George  Everhard  and  Hannah  Shell. 

Oct.  23,  Jesse  Fluck  and  Elleraiard  [!]  Wambold. 

Oct.  23,  Enosh  Cassel  and  Mary  Gerhard. 

Oct,  25,  Samuel  Drumbore  and  Rebekah  Ott. 

Nor.  13,  Aaron  Berge  and  Lena  Berge. 

Nov.  22,  Philip  Fretz  and  Eliza  Fretz, 

Nov,  22,  Joseph  Ratzel  and  Catharine  Laux. 

Nov.  29,  Jacob  Bach  and  Anna  Ruth. 

Dec.  15,  Samuel  Landis  and  Catharine  Detweiler. 

Dec.  20,  Samuel  Stover  and  Annie  Beitler. 

Dec.  25,  Jacob  Charles  and  Elizabeth  Hackman. 

Dec.  25,  Enosh  Cressman  nad  Sarah  Heany. 

1837. 

Jan.     8,  Isaac  Rosenberger  and  Eva  Shellenberger. 

Feb.     5,  Elias  Herr  and  Christina  Cope. 

Feb.  21,  Abraham  Ott  and  Christina  Krouthammel. 

Apr.  23,  Henry  Grob  and  Margaret  Kindig. 

May     9,  John  Hunsberger  and  Sarah  Krout. 

May  21,  Henry  N.  Huebner  and  Margaret  Weil. 

June    1,  George  Swenther  and  Elizabeth  Mittman. 

Aug.  13,  John  Smith  and  Mary  Huebner. 

Aug.  13,  Moses  Wagner  and  Lydia  Delp. 

Sept.  10,  Enosh  Sellers  and  Elizabeth  Kern. 

Oct.    12,  Abraham  Mayer  and  Mary  Rice. 

Oct.    18,  David  Deily  and  Elizabeth  Housekeeper. 

Oct.    29,  Joseph  Kratz  and  Anna  Heage. 

Oct.    29,  Edward  Roberts  and  Catharine  Keil. 

Nov.    5,  Simon  Frederick  and  Maria  Nees. 

Nov.    9,  Thomas  Heany  and  Barbara  Ott. 

Nov.  12,  John  Heange  and  Anna  Drumbouer. 

Dec.     3,  Isaac  Kratz  and  Sibylla  Duke. 

Dec.     3,  Simon  Sholl  and  Anna  Cressman, 

Dec.     3,  Samuel  Weil  and  Catharine  Hartzel. 

Dec.   10,  Solomon  Hoover  and  Catharine  Kittelman. 

1838. 

Jan.   14,  William  Jenkins  and  Anna  King. 
Feb.   15,  Jacob  Deis  and  Hannah  Eckert. 
Feb.   18,  John  Klein  and  Anna  Newkommer. 


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Feb.  18,  John  Gehre  and  Catharine  Mumbauer. 

Feb.  18,  Anthony  Iffrich  and  Catharine  Hartman. 

Feb.  25,  Henry  Troxel  and  Elizabeth  Blyler. 

Feb.  27,  Henry  Benner  and  Maria  Moyer. 

Mar.  29,  William  Fretz  and  Anna  Moyer. 

Mar.    8,  Jacob  Young  and  Mary  Hoover, 

Mar.    8,  Jonas  Krout  and  Susanna  Nicklaus. 

Apr.  22,  George  Shantz  and  Catharine  Craemer. 

Apr.  22,  Isaac  Wineman  and  Barbara  Rosenberger. 

June    3,  George  Drumbor  and  Catharine  Stover. 

June  10,  Michael  Been  and  Catharine  Althouse. 

July     8,  George  Resor  and  Levina  Hillagas. 

Aug.  28,  Abraham  Mayer  and  Annie  Shimmel. 

Sept.  23,  Samuel  Gehman  and  Elizabeth  Hering. 

Sept.  29,  Henry  Hertzel  and  Esterline  Roudenbush. 

Sept.  29,  Samuel  Ott  and  Hannah  AUum. 

Sept.  29,  John  Hetman  and  Elizabeth  Heany. 

Oct.     7,  Isaac  Shive  and  Anna  Stover. 

Oct.     7,  Daniel  Rosenberger  and  Maria  Benner. 

Oct.  21,  Jacob  Sander  and  Phoebe  Woodward. 

Oct.  21,  John  Fellman  and  Anna  Deahl. 

Oct.  21,  John  Kinsey  and  Catharine  Sallady. 

Oct.  21,  Tobias  Fiuck  and  Anna  Staut. 

Oct.  21,  Jacob  Stout  and  Catharine  Wambold. 

Oct.  '  21,  Tobias  Gerhard  and  Maria  Mann. 

Oct.  28,  Daniel  Follmer  and  Lydia  Housekeeper. 

Nov.  11,  John  Renner  and  Catharine  Craemer. 

Nov.  25,  Abraham  Kratz  and  Sarah  Swertly. 

Nov.  25,  Samuel  Krout  and  Magdalena  Kern. 

Nov.  25,  Michael  Godshalk  and  Hannah  Weissel. 

Dec.     2,  Daniel  Strom  and  Elizabeth  Hofler. 

Dec.     9,  John  Hering  and  Elizabeth  Berge. 

Dec.  23,  Jacob  Leidy  and  Lydia  Herzel. 

Dec.  23,  Adam  Nice  and  Lydia  Renner. 

Dec.  23,  John  Swartz  and  Anna  Mayer. 

Dec.  23,  Daniel  Berge  and  Mary  Sauder. 

Dec.  23,  Jacob  Swartiy  and  Anna  Ruth. 

Dec.  30,  Jacob  Delp  and  Catharine  Clemmer. 

1839. 

Jan,  13,  Jesse  Housekeeper  and  Hannah  Stever. 

Jan.  13,  Christian  Allebach  and  Barbara  Rosenberger. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Jan.   29,  Henry  Kunser  and  Maria  Renner. 

Feb.   10,  John  Apple  and  Anna  Wireman. 

Feb.   21,  Henry  Leny  and  Sarah  Krout. 

Feb.  24,  John  Groh  and  Veronica  Godschalk. 

Mar.    3,  Benjamin  Mayer  and  Hannah  Appenzeller. 

Mar.  12,  Charles  W.  Eberhard  and  Elizabeth  VanBuskirk. 

Mar.  17,  John  Krout  and  Elizabeth  Kinsey, 

Mar.  24,  David  Roberts  and  Lydia  Drumbore. 

Mar.  24,  Samuel  Gehman  and  Barbara  Wireman. 

Mar.  28,  John  Mast  and  Catharine  Krouthamel. 

Mar.  31,  Simon  Gooker  and  Sarah  Mumbauer. 

Apr.     7,  Michael  Sold  and  Sarah  Yelles. 

Apr.     9,  John  High  and  Veronica  Fretz. 

May  19,  Samuel  Diehl  and  Mary  Hilligas. 

July  28,  Henry  Wissmer  and  Susanna  Ott. 

Aug.  25,  Hillary  Senn  and  Eliza  Gerhard. 

Sept.  15,  Jesse  Dubs  and  Maria  Creaver. 

Sept.  15,  Samuel  Althouse  and  Sarah  Mitman. 

Sept.  22,  Jacob  Cassel  and  Maria  Snyder. 

Oct.    20.  Charles  Haycock  and  Catharine  Yerger. 

Oct.    27,  Franklin  Nees  and  Sophia  Worman. 

Nov.  10,  Samuel  Roudenbush  and  Hannah  Cressman. 

Nov.  10,  Elias  Hertzel  and  Louisiana  Strassburger. 

Nov.  17,  Lewis  Jones  and  Lydia  Frederick. 

Nov.  19,  Jacob  Fretz  and  Susanna  Beitler. 

Nov.  21,  Isaac  Drumbore  and  Hannah  Markel. 

Nov.  24,  William  Jones  and  Catharine  Hartzel. 

Dec.     1,  Henry  Fluck  and  Mary  Salladay. 

Dec.   15.  Jesse  Roudenbush  and  Rachel  Farmer. 

Dec.   15,  Leidy  Gerhard  and  Lydia  Cressman. 

Dec.   22.  Tobias  Miller  and  Sarah  Funk. 

Dec.   26,  Abraham  Keil  and  Hannah  Hoover. 

Dec.   26,  Tobias  Heange  and  Mary  Drach. 

Dec.   2D,  Joel  Thomas  and  Catharine  Herr. 

1840. 

Jan.  12,  Matthias  Smith  and  Barbara  Newkomer. 
Feb.     4,  Elias  Althouse  and  Maria  Dietz. 
Feb.     9,  Joseph  Wimmer  and  Nancy  Moyer. 
Feb.     9,  Daniel  Rickert  and  Mary  Swartly. 

Mar.  15,  Samuel  Godshalk  and  Elizabeth  Mayer. 

Mar.  29.  Levi  Sheard  and  Elizabeth  Stoll. 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Apr.  16,  J.  S.  TVorman  and  Mary  Finbiner. 

May  10,  V/iliiam  Johnson  and  Elizabeth  Shellenberger. 

Aug.    9,  Henry  Shellenberger  and  Levina  Atherhold. 

Sept.    6,  Jacob  Althouse  and  Maria  Hertzel. 

Sept.    6,  George  Woodward  and  Elizabeth  Shutt. 

Sept.  27,  Neri  Bernt  and  Hannah  Lutz. 

Oct.     8,  John  Fretz  and  Sarah  Leatherman. 

Oct.     8,  John  Shadinger  and  Catharine  Slutter. 

Oct.     8,  Charles  Cassel  and  Mary  Newcomer. 

Oct.    11.  Samuel  Laux  and  Lydia  Weissel. 

Oct.    18,  John  Frederick  and  Rachel  Been. 

Oct.    25,  Samuel  Freed  and  Salome  Hunsberger. 

Oct.    27,  Christian  Fretz  and  Elizabeth  Fretz. 

Nov.    1,  Elias  Nees  and  Hannah  Weidenmayer. 

Nov.    8,  James  Heany  and  Catharine  Seams. 

Nov.  15,  William  Hamssing  and  Sophia  Fillman. 

Nov.  19,  John  Thomas  and  Margaret  Meyer. 

Nov.  13,  John  Sellers  and  Catharine  Hager. 

Nov.  22,  Levi  Craemer  and  Mary  Dieterly. 

Nov.  29,  Samuel  Heany  and  Lydia  Graff. 

Dec.     3,  Jacob  Oberholzer  and  Barbara  Meyer. 

Dec.     6,  Joseph  Clemmer  and  Hannah  Landis. 

Dec.  24,  Abraham  Fretz  and  Sarah  Detweiler. 

1841. 

Jan.     3,  Levi  Leidy  and  Elizabeth  Shellenberger. 

Jan,   28,  Jeremiah  Nice  and  Catharine  Hoot. 

Feb.    7,  Susanna  Kraft  and  Catharine  Berge. 

Feb.   14,  Elias  Hetrick  and  Fayetta  Leister. 

Feb.   16,  John  Meyer  and  Sarah  Frankenfield. 

Mar.  25,  Peter  Yost  and  Eve  Fluck. 

May  11,  Samuel  Sholl  and  Mary  Ann  Wambold. 

June    6.  William  Maugel  and  Magdalena  Shellenberger. 

June  15,  Aaron  Beitler  and  Susan  Kratz. 

June  20,  Abraham  Delp  and  Catharine  Fullmer. 

Aug.    1,  Jacob  Moyer  and  Mary  Anna  Winhold. 

Aug.  29,  Enosh  Sanders  and  Juliana  Hartzel. 

Aug.  31,  Peter  Hartman  and  Susanna  Craemer. 

Sept.    5,  David  Levi  and  Sophia  Hillegas. 

Sept,  12,  Joseph  Lines  and  Leanna  Klein. 

Sept.  26.  Michael  Sholl  and  Catharine  Leidy. 

Sept.  2S,  Jonas  Fretz  and  Mary  Ann  Stover. 


Tohicko7i  Reformed  Records. 

Oct.  3,  David  Kinsey  and  Catharine  Hartman. 

Oct.  3,  Abraham  Landis  and  Maria  Ott. 

Oct.  7,  Alphaeus  Carver  and  Mary  Slotter. 

Oct.  10,  Benjamin  Krupp  and  Elizabeth  Clemmer. 

Oct.  17,  Jonas  Gerhard  and  Caroline  Walt. 

Oct.  17,  Daniel  Althouse  and  Maria  Springer. 

Oct.  30,  Henry  Knaus  and  Catharine  Clemmer. 

Oct.  31,  Charles  Nunemaker  and  Mary  Stout. 

Oct.  31,  Samuel  Mayer  and  Hannah  Oberholzer. 

Nov.  7,  David  Newcomer  and  Christina  Godshalk. 

Nov.  21,  John  Mayer  and  Rachel  Hendricks. 

Nov.  21,  Abraham  Groff  and  Elizabeth  King. 

Nov.  28,  Henry  Gehman  and  Hannah  Landis. 

Dec,  5,  John  Swartley  and  Nancy  Ruth. 

Dec.  26,  Franciscus  Sholl  and  Mary  FoUmer. 

Dec.  26,  Solomon  Snyder  and  Dorothea  Swartz. 

1842. 

Jan.   23,  David  Rickert  and  Levina  Swartz. 
Feb.     3,  Henry  K.  Moyer  and  Barbara  Kratz. 
Feb.  20,  John  Seibel  and  Catharine  Angeny. 
Feb.   22,  Jacob  Freed  and  Leah  Been. 
Mar.  27,  Hillary  Gerhard  and  Hannah  Bernt. 
Apr.     7,  Jacob  Slotter  and  Leah  Hackman. 
May     5,  Jeremiah  Worman  and  Maria  Nehs. 
May     5,  David  Gibson  and  Catharine  Erdman. 
May     8,  Aaron  Hunsberger  and  Margaret  Herzel. 
May    8,  Henry  Creamer  and  Sarah  Lambert. 
May  22,  Samuel  Stout  and  Eliza  Stoneback. 
June  23,  Daniel  Ott  and  Mary  Creamer. 
June  26,  Jacob  Kern  and  Barbara  Seibel. 
Aug.  14,  Samuel  Hottel  and  Barbara  Drinsley. 
Aug.  28,  Enosh  Laux  and  Amy  Rickert. 
Sept.  11,  Jonas  Loh  and  Catharine  Hartzel. 
Sept.  18,  Washington  Doll  and  Anna  Musselman. 
Sept.  18,  Abraham  Benner  and  Mary  Anna  Wilson. 
Sept.  18,  John  Godshalk  and  Mary  Fuhrman. 
Sept.  25,  Joseph  Zeigler  and  Sophia  Nice. 
Sept.  25,  Jacob  Berge  and  Elizabeth  Konig. 
Sept.  25,  Elias  Hunsberger  and  Sarah  Benner. 
Oct.     9,  Henry  Fretz  and  Barbara  Rosenberger. 
Oct.    16,  Jacob  Ruth  and  Susanna  Boarch. 


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Oct.  16,  Tobias  Grain  and  Sarah  Fellman. 

Oct.  23,  Philip  Griebel  and  Hannah  AUderfer. 

Oct.  30,  Samuel  Fullmer  and  Christina  Groff. 

Nor.  6,  Isaac  Mayer  and  Anna  Barbers. 

Nov.  6,  Henry  Berge  and  Elizabeth  Clemmer. 

Nov.  6,  John  Allbright  and  Mary  Bryan. 

Nov.  8,  George  Swertley  and  Catharine  Funk. 

Nov.  13,  Joseph  Frederick  and  Magdalena  Shelly. 

Nov.  20,  David  Herr  and  Elizabeth  Sorwer. 

Dec.  8,  Elias  Frederick  and  Eliza  Hartzel. 

Dec.  18,  Samuel  Sain  and  Sarah  Straus. 


1843. 

Jan.     1,  Dillman  S.  Spare  and  Eliza  Anna  Widener. 

Jan.     S,  Balthasar  Moeller  and  Elizabeth  Drach. 

Jan.     S,  John  Adam  Wideman  and  Maria  Bartels. 

Feb.     5,  George  Reiff  and  Mary  Swartley. 

Feb.     5,  Jacob  Ratzel  and  Elizabeth  Scholl. 

Feb.     5,  Noah  Summers  and  Christina  Brockter. 

Feb.   12,  John  Ferrel  and  Lydia  Roth. 

Feb.   26,  Eva  Wiegner  and  Maria  Gehman. 

Mar.    9,  Reuben  Schleiffer  and  Polly  Ann  Wood. 

Mar.  12,  Samuel  Heager  and  Elizabeth  Salladay. 

Apr.     2,  Charles  Leidy  and  Catharine  Wright. 

Apr.   16,  Joseph  Drumbore  and  Anna  Koffel. 

May   21,  Michael  Frederick  and  Sarah  Lewis. 

May  25,  Samuel  Ely  and  Mary  Godshalk. 

.May  28,  John  Mayer  and  Elizabeth  Mayer. 

June  11,  John  Althouse  and  Anna  Weaver. 

Aug.  13,  Simon  Gooker  and  Anna  Snyder. 

Aug.  27,  John  Gehman  and  Barbara  Lena  Shelly. 

Aug.  31,  John  Oberholzer  and  Anna  Treissel. 

Sept.    3,  James  Rothrock  and  Eliza  Anna  Beitelman. 

Oct.     S,  Jacob  Bartholomew  and  Catharine  Shearer. 

Oct.     8,  Jeremias  Griebel  and  Susanna  Muenchinger. 

Oct.    15,  Noah  Drumbore  and  Hannah  Kinsey. 

Oct.     8,  Thomas  Shive  and  Mary  Yost. 

Oct.    15,  Levi  Mickly  and  Louisiana  Worman. 

Oct.    29,  Jacob  Swartz  and  Susanna  Snyder. 

Oct.    27,  Henry  Gehman  and  Elizabeth  Hockman. 

Nov.    5,  William  Young  and  Margaret  Berge. 

Nov.    5,  Henry  Dorn  and  Maria  Weil. 


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Nov.    5,  Eli  Laux  and  Hannah  Grob. 

Nov.    5,  Aaron  Appenzeller  and  Mary  Ann  Herr. 

Nov.  19,  William  Gerhard  and  Catharine  Oberholzer. 

Nov.  26,  David  High  and  Elizabeth  Meyer. 

Nov.  28,  James  Willgoos  and  Sarah  Creamer. 

Nov.  30,  John  Fluck  and  Catharine  Heffner. 

Dec.     3,  William  Hilligas  and  Lucy  Ann  Schantz. 

Dec.     3,  John  Sein  and  Elizabeth  Klein. 

Dec.     3,  Martin  Cassel  and  Catharine  Godshalk.. 

Dec.     3,  Elias  Derr  and  Eliza  Shankweiler. 

Dec.   21,  John  Haldeman  and  Catharine  Leatherman. 

Dec.  24,  John  Neis  and  Salome  Gerhard. 

Dec.  31,  Benjamin  Hendricks  and  Susanna  Leatherman. 


1844. 

Jan.     7,  John  Drumheller  and  Elizabeth  Leifer. 

Jan.   21,  Samuel  Stout  and  Rebekah  Nunamaker. 

Feb.     4,  Henry  Geller  and  Mary  Stoll. 

Feb.     4,  John  Kolp  and  Eliza  Heange. 

Feb.     4,  Levi  Sheard  and  Catharine  Stoll. 

Feb.   25,  Reuben  Schantz  and  Emilia  Hilligas. 

Feb.   29,  Daniel  Gotwaltz  and  Sarah  Fretz. 

Mar.    3,  Henry  Hertzel  and  Dinah  Drumbore. 

Mar.  24,  Joseph  Bieler  and  Hannah  Kern. 

Apr.     7,  Jonas  Kern  and  Elizabeth  Gerhard. 

Apr.  23,  Jacob  Beidler  and  Mary  Ann  Funk. 

Apr.  28,  Samuel  Kindig  and  Catharine  Rittenhouse. 

May  26,  Andrew  Frantz  and  Isabella  Maugel. 

June  29,  Franklin  Umstead  and  Levina  Been. 
July    7,  Daniel  Gross  and  Hannah  Funk. 
Aug.    4,  Henry  Jones  and  Peninnah  Shive. 
Aug.  15,  Jacob  Kohr  and  Elizabeth  Covens. 
Aug.  25,  Aaron  Hackman  and  Mary  Ann  Groman. 
Sept.    1,  Joseph  Munchinger  and  Sarah  Johnson. 
Sept.    5,  Franklin  Scholl  and  Sarah  Snyder. 
Sept.    S.  Francis  Scheetz  and  Catharine  Fretz. 
Sept.  15,  Jesse  Rudy  and  Hannah  Gerhard. 
Sept.  15,  Michael  Sold  and  Sarah  Hartzel. 
Sept.  22,  Aaron  Shive  and  Elizabeth  Clemmer. 
Sept.  22,  Levi  Shive  and  Sarah  Anna  Hetrich. 
Oct.     6,  James  Harris  and  Margaret  Hackman. 
Oct.    13,  Reuben  Frederick  and  Catharine  Fluck. 


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Oct.  24,  Wm.  Bniner  and  Sarah  Clemmer. 

Oct.  24,  Henry  Fretz  and  Elizabeth  Landis. 

Oct.  28,  Jesse  Fluck  and  Anna  Maria  Allen. 
Nov.    3,  John  Shellenberger  and  Eliza  Swartz. 

Nov.  10,  Henry  Frantz  and  Sarah  Nunemaker. 

Nov.  16,  Samuel  Darrach,  Esq.,  and  Amanda  Byard. 

Nov.  17,  Abraham  Clemmer  and  Anna  Huebner. 

Nov.  17,  Tobias  Hetrick  and  Elizabeth  Sander. 

Nov.  19,  Solomon  Brunner  and  Barbara  Shelly. 

Nov.  24,  John  Kratz  and  Lena  Swertley. 

Nov.  24,  Jesse  Hunsberger  and  Elizabeth  Lewis. 

Nov.  26,  Joseph  Beitler  and  Maria  Bibighouse. 
Dee.     1,  William  Frederick  and  Susan  Preston. 
Dec.     1,  Jacob  Fassbender  and  Hannah  Fluck. 
Dec.     1,  John  Detweiler  and  Maria  Leatherman. 
Dec.     1,  Peter  Neis  and  Susan  Lewis. 
Dec.     1,  Abraham  Gerhard  and  Elizabeth  Gerhard. 

Dec.  15,  Aaron  Frederick  and  Sarah  Fluck. 

Dec.  19,  John  Haldeman  and  Hannah  Allebach. 

Dec.  22,  Jacob  Stauffer  and  Carolina  Swartz. 

1845. 

Jan.  11,  Joseph  Kinsey  and  Magdalena  Drumbor. 
Mar.    9,  George  Swartz  and  Mary  Moyer. 

Mar.  13,  Jesse  Drelsbach  and  Sarah  Schantz. 

Mar.  16,  Jacob  Slotterer  and  Sarah  Treichler. 

Mar.  23,  Anthony  Lengert  and  Hannah  Heffner. 

Mar.  23,  Joseph  Wirebach  and  Hannah  Trexler. 

May  18,  Henry  Shoil  and  Catharine  Ann  Gerhard. 

May  29,  Eli  Leatherman  and  Sarah  Godwaltz. 

Aug.  24,  Isaiah  Herzel  and  Barbara  Benner. 

Aug.  31,  Francis  Gooker  and  Catharine  Strieker. 
Sept.    7,  John  E.  Green  and  Mary  Ann  Warge. 
Oct.     5,  Frederick  Fluck  and  Elizabeth  Leidy. 
Oct.     5,  Levi  Fullmer  and  Mary  Hartman. 
Oct.     5,  Jacob  Bachman  and  Caroline  Leidy. 

Oct.  12,  "William  Drumbore  and  Sophia  Hartman. 

Oct.  12,  Andrew  Christ  and  Catharine  Clemens. 

Oct.  12,  Levi  Leidy  and  Catharine  Weissel. 

Oct,  19,  John  Clemmer  and  Christina  Mayer. 

Oct.  26,  James  Althouse  and  Livia  Deitz. 
Nov.    2,  Henry  Drumbore  and  Susanna  Hunsberger. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 

Nov.    2,  Ephraim  Althouse  and  Sarah  Smith. 
Nov.    9,  Elias  Fellman  and  Mary  Bearinger. 
Nov.    9,  Enosh  Klein  and  Fayette  Gerhard. 
Nov.    9,  Benjamin  Rosenberger  and  Sarah  Frick. 
Nov.    9,  Francis  Gerhard  and  Barbara  Mayer. 

Nov.  20,  Tobias  Swartz  and  Elizabeth  Snyder. 

Nov.  30,  Jesse  Gerhard  and  Mary  Amanda  Nes. 
Dev.    4,  Samuel  Fluck  and  Susanna  Bolinger. 

Dec.  6,  Aaron  Summer  and  Maria  Troxel. 

Dec.  7,  Joseph  Trissel  and  Mary  Busher. 

Dec.  7,  Isaac  Landis  and  Rebekah  Bechtel. 

Dec.  7,  Enosh  Housekeeper  and  Caroline  Gerhard. 

Dec.  25,  Henry  Kratz  and  Mary  Godshalk. 

1846. 

Jan.   13,  Henry  Shellenberger  and  Hannah  Wirth. 

Feb.     8,  Joseph  H.  Laux  and  Lydia  Ann  Hackraan. 

Feb.  15,  George  Kelper  and  Anna  Maugel. 

Mar.    8,  Lafayetta  M.  Creamer  and  Mary  Ann  Nees. 

Mar.  12,  Aaron  F.  Shelly  and  Elizabeth  Strassburger. 

Mar.  22,  John  Orr  and  Sophia  Geiger. 

Apr.    5,  Seno  Frantz  and  Elizabeth  Singmaster. 

Apr.  26,  Ezekiel  Hartzel  and  Sarah  Stoneback. 

Apr.  28,  Jacob  Sutter  and  Magdalena  Steiner. 

Apr.  30,  Eiias  Fretz  and  Esther  Leatherman. 

May  17,  Leonard  Detwsiler  and  Elizabeth  Bibighaus. 

June    7,  William  Mitman  and  Lydia  Althouse. 

June  14,  Frederick  Dortner  and  Hannah  Lengert. 

Aug.    2,  Aaron  Griebel  and  Catharine  Wissler. 

Sept.    3,  John  Haldaman  and  Ann  Clemmer. 

Sept.  10,  Samuel  Detweiler  and  Magdalena  Shadinger. 

Sept.  20,  Benjamin  Allderfer  and  Mary  Mayer. 

Sept.  27,  Philip  Swertly  and  Mary  Godshalk. 

Oct.     1,  Joseph  Funk  and  Rebekah  Garges. 

Oct.     8,  Samuel  Souders  and  Mary  Thomas. 

Oct.     8,  William  Allebach  and  Sarah  Price. 

Oct.    25,  Reuben  Hartzel  and  Margaret  Heange. 

Oct.    29,  Jacob  Leatherman  and  Jane  Carver. 

Nov.    1,  Reuben  Cressman  and  Sophia  Roudenbush. 

Nov.    8,  Jacob  Herr  and  Sophia  Nace. 

Nov.    8,  William  Mayer  and  Mary  Schichter. 

Nov.    8,  Francis  Frantz  and  Anna  Shellenberger. 


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Nov.  S,  John  High  and  Rebekah  Fry. 

Nov.  15,  Henry  Hartzel  and  Elizabeth  Derr. 

Nov.  21,  John  Clymer  and  Matilda  Roudenbush. 

Nov.  21,  Ellas  Shellenberger  and  Carolina  Cressman. 

Nov.  22,  Samuel  Rees  and  Rebekah  Ruth. 

Nov.  22,  Charles  Swenk  and  Mary  Wambold. 

Nov.  26,  Calvin  Tyson  and  Anna  Keiper. 

Nov.  29,  Nathaniel  Heany  and  Mary  Wambold. 

Dec.  6,  John  Kratz  and  Eliza  Hiestand. 

Dec.  6,  Valentine  Clemmer  and  Sarah  Holdaman. 

Dec.  21,  Casper  Custer  and  Sarah  Mayer. 

1847. 

Jan.  3,  Joseph  Oberholzer  and  Angelina  Davees. 

Jan.  21,  Reuben  Y.  Strassburger  and  Elizabeth  Schwenk. 

Jan.  24,  Henry  Bradford  and  Sarah  Mann. 

Feb.  7,  Abraham  Sorwer  and  Maria  Leidy. 

Mar.  22,  Philip  Ott  and  Susanna  Winhold. 

Apr.  25,  Samuel  Griebel  and  Levina  Wagner. 

Apr.  25,  Peter  Gerhard  and  Anna  Althouse. 

May  25,  Samuel  Hartman  and  Louisa  Myson. 

July  4,  Joseph  Hartman  and  Margaret  Cope. 

July  25,  Jacob  Herzel  and  Sophia  Nace. 

Aug.  1,  John  Davis  and  Esther  Ermy. 

Aug.  15,  Samuel  Young  and  Sarah  Gehman. 

Aug.  15,  Jesse  Klein  and  Anna  High. 

Sept.  19,  Henry  Groff  and  Magdalena  Sauder. 

Sept.  19,  Ephraim  Rickert  and  Mary  Ann  Fretz. 

Sept.  23,  Jacob  Wismer  and  Sophia  Laux. 

Sept.  23,  Abraham  Leatherman  and  Rachel  Geisinger. 

Sept.  23,  Valentine  Clymer  and  Mary  Ann  Swertly. 

Oct.  3,  Benjamin  Moyer  and  Ann  Musselman. 

Oct.  10,  Abraham  Rosenberger  and  Elizabeth  Kessel. 

Oct.  10,  Michael  Shellenberger  and  Matilda  Ott. 

Oct.  24,  Abraham  Moyer  and  Catharine  Ann  Fretz. 

Oct.  24,  Levi  Bliem  and  Esther  Groff. 

Oct.  24,  James  Brader  and  Martha  Yewston. 

Oct.  31,  Daniel  Gerhard  and  Mary  Ann  Weil. 

Oct.  31,  George  Heins  and  Sarah  Weiss. 

Oct.  31,  Samuel  Delp  and  Eliza  Clemmer. 

Nov.  7,  Paul  Hartzel  and  Catharine  Xace. 

Nov.  21,  Jacob  Allderfer  and  Susanna  Swertly. 


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Nov.  21,  Jacob  Laiix  and  Hannah  Rittenhouse. 

Nov.  21,  Reuben  Mover  and  Hannah  High. 
Dec.     2,  Solomon  Huttel  and  Ann  Ply. 
Dec.     5,  Henry  H.  Snyder  and  Sarah  Samby. 

Dec.  16,  George  Seine  and  Susanna  Slutter. 

1848. 

Jan.   13,  Melchior  Schlamb  and  Magdalena  Klos. 

Jan.   16,  William  Hertzel  and  Eliza  Jones. 

Jan.   16,  Henry  Clemmer  and  Mary  Colp. 

Feb.   13,  Abraham  Landis  and  Maria  Ott. 

Feb.  27,  Henry  Schnabel  and  Maria  Rudy. 

Mar.    5,  George  Heager  and  Louisiana  Applebach. 

Mar.  12,  Jacob  Landis  and  Mary  Eckert. 

Mar.  12,  Abraham  Schneck  and  Mary  Minsinger. 

Mar.  16,  Jacob  Seibel  and  Anna  Bryan. 

Mar.  21,  Charles  Leidy  and  Margaret  Gerhard. 

Mar.  25,  Jesse  Larkins  and  Sarah  Dorn. 

Mar.  26,  John  Weisel  and  Christina  Ziegler. 

Mar.  26,  Joseph  Horning  and  Susan  Landis. 

Apr.     2,  Ralph  Shelly  and  Maria  Roades. 

Apr.  15,  Daniel  Frederick  and  Hannah  Hunsberger. 

May  14,  Josiah  Snyder  and  Sarah  Rudy. 

May  14,  Israel  Ruth  and  Mary  Hunsicker. 

May  14,  John  Rosenberger  and  Catharine  Stouffer. 

May  28,  Abraham  Kratz  and  Elizabeth  Dedesman. 

June    6,  John  Schissler  and  Margaret  Keller. 

June  11,  Levi  Heange  and  Mary  Amanda  Cope. 

June  11,  William  Acker  and  Sarah  Leidy. 

July  23,  Albert  Weis  and  Rachel  Klein. 

Aug.  13,  William  Sholl  and  Leah  Leidy. 

Sept.    3,  Jonathan  Benner  and  Catharine  Bernt. 

Sept.    3,  Jacob  Cassel  and  Matilda  Shellenberger. 

Sept.  17,  Levi  Cassel  and  Sarah  Ann  Been, 

Sept.  24,  John  Clemmer  and  Lena  Musselman. 

Sept.  24,  George  Heange  and  Elizabeth  Landes. 

Oct.     8,  Jonas  Leidy  and  Elizabeth  Cressman. 

Oct.     8,  Christian  Moj^er  and  Sarah  Landes. 

Oct.    12,  Levi  Moyer  and  Barbara  Fretz. 

Oct.    15,  Enosh  Hartzel  and  Lydia  Fuhrman. 

Oct.    2S,  Abraham  Hartzel  and  Catharine  Gerhard. 

Oct.    29,  Enosh  Housekeeper  and  Hannah  Strieker. 


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Oct.  29,  Jesse  SMve  and  Susan  Walp. 

Oct.  29,  Samuel  Fluck  and  Levina  Creamer. 

Oct,  29,  David  Moyer  and  Margaret  Hendricks. 

Nov.    2,  Lewis  Myson  and  Catharine  Fly. 

Nov.    5,  Levi  Swartly  and  Catharine  Holdaman. 

Nov.  12,  Joseph  Groff  and  Hannah  Dimig. 

Nov.  16,  Samuel  Hackman  and  Isabella  Hackman. 

Nov.  18,  Ephraim  Hendricks  and  Mary  Rosenberger. 

Nov.  18,  Jones  F.  Godshalk  and  Susan  Delp. 

Nov.  19,  Joseph  K.  Landis  and  Anna  Rosenberger. 

Nov.  19,  John  Sorwer  and  Maria  Cressman. 

Nov.  21,  Michael  Fry  and  Mary  Ann  Smith. 

Dec.     3,  John  Alderfer  and  Sarah  Swartly. 

Dec.     3,  John  Kratz  and  Margaret  Oberholtzer. 

Dec.  24,  Isaac  Detweiier  and  Elizabeth  Swartly. 

Dec.  24,  Isaac  Gehman  and  Catharine  Landes. 

Dec.  24,  James  Holebein  and  Mary  Ann  Aker. 


1849. 

Jan.   18,  Samuel  Hetrick  and  Maria  Sechler. 

Jan.   21,  Abel  Horning  and  Mary  Moyer. 

Jan.   23,  Henry  Weber  and  Caroline  Mauk. 

Jan,   28,  John  F.  King  and  Mary  Godshalk. 

Mar.  11,  Emanuel  Salladay  and  Mary  Fetter. 

Mar.  11,  Levi  Godshalk  and  Sophia  Frick. 

Mar.  25,  Francis  Weisel  and  Sarah  Ann  Harpel. 

Mar.  25,  George  Groff  and  Elizabeth  Sauder. 

Apr.    8,  John  Wireman  and  Catharine  Fisher. 

May     6,  Dilman  Hunsicker  and  Amanda  Wagner. 

May  20,  Francis  Hetrick  and  Lydia  Lee. 

May  24,  Henry  D.  Wlssmer  and  Elizabeth  Leatherman. 

May  24,  Amos  Moore  and  Fayetta  Frederick. 

July  22,  Ephraim  Hackman  and  Anna  Darrach. 

Sept.    2,  Abraham  Wireman  and  Isabella  Wagner. 

Sept.  29,  William  Schlichter  and  Mary  Mangel. 

Sept.  29,  Jesse  D.  Hartzel  and  Mary  Strassburger. 

Sept.  30,  Matthias  Althouse  and  Lydia  Anna  Leh. 

Sept.  30,  Israel  Eckert  and  Leanna  Ruth. 

Oct.    21,  Jacob  Killmer  and  Elizabeth  Fluck. 

Oct.    28,  William  Derr  and  Caroline  Housekeeper. 

Oct.    28,  Aaron  Heange  and  Levina  Leidy. 

Oct.    28,  Samuel  Gerhard  and  Sibylla  Henry. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 

Oct.  28,  John  Landis  and  Barbara  Mayer. 

Oct.  28,  Samuel  Kiensy  and  Maria  Kie[n]3ey, 

Oct.  28,  Aaron  Gerhard  and  Catharine  Smith. 

Oct.  28,  Lewis  Apple  and  Mathilda  Ott. 

Nov.    1,  Christian  Leatherman  and  Sarah  Heager. 

Nov.  4,  Enosh  Bishop  and  Mary  Ann  Been. 

Nov.    6,  Dr.  George  Clymer  and  Margaret  Detweiler. 

Nov.  18,  Elias  Hartzel  and  Barbara  Eckert. 

Nov.  18,  Thomas  B.  Woodward  and  Sarah  Gulp. 

Nov.  22,  John  Moyer  and  Barbara  Moyer. 

Nov.  24,  John  Stout  and  Mary  Ann  B.  Hill. 

Nov.  25,  Jonas  Moyer  and  Anna  Minchinger. 

Nov.  25,  Joseph  Fox  and  Margaret  Follmer. 

Nov.  25,  Charles  Young  and  Sarah  Sauder. 

Nov.  25,  Joseph  High  and  Rachel  Gehman. 

Nov.  25,  Clemens  Stover  and  Salome  Stover. 

Dec.  23,  Abraham  Mayer  and  Susanna  Bahm. 

Dec.  23,  Jacob  Shelly  and  Leanna  Kern. 

1850. 

Jan.     1,  Isaiah  Miller  and  Margaret  Rees. 
Jan.     3,  William  Kichleine  and  Elizabeth  Lukens. 
Jan.     6,  Andrew  Schleichter  and  Caroline  Fretz. 
Mar.    9,  Leidy  Baker  and  Elizabeth  Ziegler. 

Mar.  12,  John  Moyer  and  Mary  Nunemaker. 

Mar.  14,  Milton  Kern  and  Eliza  Ann  Drumbauer. 

Mar.  24,  Jacob  Gehman  and  Catharine  Clemmer. 

Mar.  24,  William  Hartzel  and  Leanna  Sheetz. 

Mar.  24,  Edwin  Hartzel  and  Hannah  Sloop. 

Mar.  31,  Isaac  Moyer  and  Ann  Yerg. 

Apr.  21,  Enosh  Meyer  and  Mary  Hunsberger. 

Apr.  28,  Samuel  King  and  Hannah  Cressman. 
May     7,  Jeremiah  Fetter  and  Elizabeth  Ruth. 

May  11,  Mark  Hartzel  and  Catharine  Gerhard. 

May  19,  Charles  Sigfried  and  Christian  Gerhard. 

May  21,  Thomas  Hedman  and  Elizabeth  Mitman. 

May  23,  Charles  Hoot  and  Amandy  Shellenberger. 

May  26,  Henry  Creamer  and  Agnes  Bryon. 

June  10,  Reuben  Keisin  and  Amanda  Lay. 

June  16,  Roeden  Snyder  and  Mary  Oberholtzer. 

June  16,  Peter  Barthollomew  and  Catharine  Bernt. 

June  21,  Isaac  G.  Stauffer  and  Elizabeth  Hunsicker, 


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Aug.    4,  Christian  Benner  and  Susanna  Drumbore. 

Aug.    4,  John  Stocker  and  Veronica  Sarah  Kurtz. 

Aug.  18,  Jonas  Geisinger  and  Lena  Muselman. 

Aug.  18,  Levi  Clenimer  and  Mary  Shlpe. 

Aug.  25,  Isaac  Deerstine  and  Catharine  Frederick. 

Sept.  15,  Henry  Stout  and  Ann  Oberholtzer. 

Sept.  29,  Francis  Baker  and  Mary  Anne  Hartman. 

Oct.     3,  John  Hechler  and  Mary  Colp. 

Oct.     6,  Allen  Drumbore  and  Mary  Eckert. 

Oct.    13,  Silas  Deterly  and  Amanda  Fluck. 

Oct.    13,  John  Kulp  and  Frances  Clemmer. 

Oct.    13,  Peter  Bachm.an  and  Susanna  Fluck. 

Nov.    2,  Philip  Becker  and  Elizabeth  Creamer. 

Nov.    3,  Tobias  SchoU  and  Susanna  Leidy. 

Nov.    3,  Aaron  Fullmer  and  Eliza  Sheetz. 

Nov.    3,  Levi  Fluck  and  Matilda  Sloop. 

Nov.  14,  Daniel  Hering  and  Anna  Swartley. 

Nov.  16,  Francis  Hartzel  and  Catharine  Ann  Shellenberger. 

Nov.  16,  Josiah  Frantz  and  Lena  Ott. 

Nov.  24,  Henry  Hertzel  and  Mary  Amanda  Fillman. 

Nov.  30,  Thomas  Cooker  and  Levina  High. 

Dec.     1,  Emanuel  Heager  and  Hannah  Salladay. 

Dec.     1,  Tobias  Clemmer  and  Anna  Weil. 

Dec.  22,  Cornelius  V/eisel  and  Elizabeth  Detweiler. 

Dec.   31,  Hiram  Yeakel  and  Elizabeth  Allbright. 

1851. 

Jan.     5,  Roland  Hartzel  and  Catharine  Hetrich. 

Jan.  15,  John  L.  Deemer  and  Ellen  Martin. 

Jan.  19,  Jacob  Hendricks  and  Anna  Moyer. 

Jan.  25,  George  Keiper  and  Elizabeth  Freed. 

Feb.  9,  Abner  Gerhard  and  Mary  Cressman. 

Feb.  9,  Charles  Huldeman  and  Mary  Kratz. 

Feb.  9,  Jacob  Shellenberger  and  Catharine  Rudy. 

Feb.  16,  Jacob  Groff  and  Hannah  Moore. 

Feb.  18,  Charles  Wra.  Kern  and  Mary  Ann  Althouse. 

Mar.  11,  John  M.  Kemmerly  and  Maria  Meiser. 

May  10,  J.  Henry  Roudenbush  and  J-Iaria  Mann. 

May  18,  Amos  Pannebecker  and  Eliza  Hendricks. 

July  5,  Allen  Henge  and  Elizabeth  Heffner. 

Aug.  3,  Edward  Sheetz  and  Susanna  Mill. 

Aug.  28,  Nathan  Beitler  and  Elizabeth  Swartly. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 

Sept.  6,  John  Moyer  and  Catharine  Gerhard. 

Sept,  7,  William  Moll  and  Angelina  Dimmig. 

Oct.     2,  Benjamin  Rosenberger  and  Sophia  Derr. 

Oct.  5,  Jonas  Bieler  and  Matilda  Delp. 

Oct.  5,  Isaac  Seachrist  and  Leah  Frantz. 

Oct.  5,  Levi  Fassbender  and  Elizabeth  Atherhold. 

Oct.  5,  Jacob  Sorwer  and  Katy  Anne  Hering. 

Oct.  11,  William  Gerhard  and  Magdalena  Cressman. 

Oct.  12,  Jesse  Reder  and  Mary  Welker. 

Oct.  12,  Jacob  Fellman  and  Lydiann  Shellenberger. 

Oct.  25,  Martin  Shive  and  Catharine  Sorwer. 

Oct.  25,  Francis  Sellers  and  Elemina  Frantz. 

Oct.  26,  John  Fluck  and  Amanda  Deterly. 

Oct.  26,  Peter  Saladay  and  Ann  Stover. 

Oct.  26,  Philip  Hartman  and  Mary  Freed. 

Oct.  30,  Levi  Gerhard  and  Ann  Keller. 

Nov.  1,  Enoch  Deerstine  and  Mary  Roudenbush, 

Nov.  1,  Lefenus  [!]  Gerhard  and  Sarah  Ann  Weikel. 

Nov.  2,  Isaac  Landes  and  Mary  Freed. 

Nov.  2,  Nathan  Prise  and  Elizabeth  Angelmayer, 

Nov.  2,  Samuel  Weisel  and  Catharine  Ann  Cover  [Kober]. 

Nov.  8,  Aaron  Brunner  and  Sarah  Ann  Reiff. 

Nov.  9,  Samuel  Weil  and  Deborah  Scholl. 

Nov.  9,  Joseph  D.  Rosenberger  and  Mary  Ann  Shutt. 

Nov.  23,  Joseph  Nash  and  Elizabeth  Benner. 

Nov.  23,  Samuel  Ratzel  and  Mary  Yv'eissel. 

Nov.  23,  Alexander  Hoot  and  Leah  Hillagas. 

Nov.  29,  Jacob  Fluck  and  Catharine  Fretz. 

Nov.  29,  Joseph  Wissemer  and  Sophia  Shupe. 

Nov.  30,  Charles  Grau  and  Sophia  Roth. 

Dec.  6,  Francis  Eckhard  and  Sarah  Delp. 

Dec.  7,  Henry  Heebner  and  Catharine  Shutt. 

Dec.  7,  Abraham  Althouse  and  Sarah  Kindig. 

Dec.  18,  Benjamin  Bruner  and  Sarah  Wisler. 

Dec.  21,  Daniel  Rickert  and  Hannah  Moyer. 

Dec.  27,  Seno  [!]  Gerhard  and  Sarah  Horning. 

1852. 

Jan.  8,  Enosh  Moyer  and  Magdalene  Swartley. 

Jan,  11,  David  Savacool  and  Louisiana  Frank. 

Jan.  11,  Abraham  Kratz  and  Rachel  Moyer. 

Jan.  15,  Jeremiah  Thomas  and  Sarah  Hetrich. 


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Jan.   17,  John  Derstine  and  Sarah  Landes. 

Jan.   24,  Henry  Worman  and  Hannah  Ruth. 

Jan.   27,  Peter  Keller  and  Angelina  Eckert. 

Feb.     5,  Enosh  Gooker  and  Helena  Keiper. 

Feb.     7,  Jacob  Gerhard  and  Eliza  Sheetz. 

Feb.     8,  John  Drumbore  and  Elizabeth  Hartman. 

Mar.    6,  John  Heist  and  Eliza  Creaver. 

Mar.  25,  Isaac  M.  Wismer  and  Elizabeth  Leatherman. 

Mar.  27,  David  Herr  and  Susanna  Frantz. 

Apr.  10,  Eli  Mover  and  Sarah  Ann  Smith. 

Apr.  29,  George  Hackman  and  Mary  Mitman. 

May     2,  George  Heager  and  Catharine  Trissel. 

May     9,  Joseph  F.  Moyers  and  Mary  Hunsicker. 

May  29,  Jesse  Pollmer  and  Mary  Dedery. 

June  19,  John  Slotter  and  Magdalena  Gerhard. 

June  26,  George  Springman  and  Wilhelmina  Rummel. 

June  27,  William  Sheetz  and  Susanna  Mary  Ziegler. 

Sept.    5,  Levi  Snobel  and  Levina  Hertzel. 

Sept.    5,  Peter  Keller  and  Mary  Leidy. 

Sept.  12,  Jacob  Angeny  and  Lydiann  Fluck. 

Sept.  12,  William  Heange  and  Annie  Geisinger. 

Sept.  19,  Aaron  Lewis  and  Eliza  Musselman. 

Sept.  19,  Abraham  Delp  and  Ann  Kassel. 

Sept.  26,  Elijah  Dennis  and  Caroline  Shelly. 

Oct.     2,  Henry  Swartz  and  Sarah  Clemmer. 

Oct.     2,  John  Ginder  and  Diua  Delp. 

Oct.     3,  Isaac  Benner  and  Sarah  Weil. 

Oct.    17,  Samuel  Fluck  and  Henrietta  Roudenbush. 

Oct.    17,  John  C.  Moyer  and  Catharine  Kolp. 

Oct.    17,  Elias  Nice  and  Hannah  Krupp. 

Oct.    17,  Benjamin  Young  and  Rebekah  Nees. 

Oct.    24,  Benjamin  Cran  and  Maria  Markel. 

Oct-    24,  Samuel  Shellenberger  and  Hannah  Gerhard. 

Oct,    24,  Franklin  Hendricks  and  Anna  Freed. . 

Oct.    31,  Thomas  Groff  and  Maria  Strunk. 

Nov.  14,  Valentine  Kratz  and  Sarah  Kratz. 

Nov.  14,  Joseph  Moyer  and  Barbara  Bernt. 

Nov.  14,  Valentine  Albert  and  Barbara  Epes. 

Nov.  27,  John  B.  Walfort  and  Angelina  Wohnsittler. 

Nov.  27,  John  Earner  and  Elizabeth  Wimmer. 

Dec.     5,  Jacob  Saseman  and  Elizabeth  Nicklaus. 

Dec.   25,  Isaac  Delp  and  Mary  Rhoack. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 

Dec.   25,  Jacob  W.  Swartz  and  Susanna  Hiestand. 
Dec.  25,  John  Detweiler  and  Catharine  Delp. 
Dec.   26,  Henry  Kratz  and  Sarah  Delp. 

1853. 

Jan.     2,  Levi  Nees  and  July  Ann  Bryon. 

Jan.   16,  John  Moyer  and  Sarah  Landis. 

Jan.   23,  Henry  Angelmeyer  and  Elizabeth  George. 

Jan.   29,  Augustus  Shieler  and  Frederika  Peter. 

Mar.  12,  Amos  Harpel  and  Mary  Fullmer. 

Mar.  27,  Henry  Rickert  and  Elizabeth  Hunsberger. 

Apr.  30,  Joseph  Kratz  and  Elizabeth  Haege. 

May  14,  Enosh  Kulp  and  Susanna  Fretz. 

May   14,  John  Cassel  and  Elizabeth  Hunsicker. 

May  15,  Francis  Schwartz  and  Mary  Ruth. 

June  25,  Jacob  N.  Groft  and  Elizabeth  Berge. 

July  30,  Henry  Kries  and  Mary  Spees. 

July  30,  Charles  Soberer  and  Angelina  Koch. 

Aug.    6,  John  Gerhard  and  Mary  Laux. 

Aug.  27,  [Rev.]  Alfred  A.  S.  Dubs  and  Elizabeth  Jacoby. 

Aug.  27,  Samuel  Keller  and  Eliza  Sholl. 

Aug.  28,  Jacob  Hetrich  and  Matilda  Musselman. 

Aug.  28,  Simpson  R.  Lewis  and  Elizabeth  Sherer. 

Sept.    4,  Levi  Jacoby  and  Catharine  Rool. 

Sept.  10,  Samuel  Sauders  and  Catharine  Krouthammel. 

Sept.  11,  George  Smith  and  Eliza  Sellers. 

Sept.  17,  Philip  Walz  and  Eliza  Linder. 

Sept.  18,  John  Boars  and  Mary  Ann  Grob. 

Sept.  25,  Andrew  Laux  and  Lydia  Scheaffer. 

Oct.     8,  Daniel  Nice  and  Eliza  More. 

Oct.     8,  Ferdinand  Kleson  and  Elizabeth  Alderfer. 

Oct.    15,  Seno  Gerhard  and  Sarah  Ann  Gerhard. 

Oct.    16,  William  Fluck  and  Elizabeth  Fluck. 

Oct.    16,  Benjamin  Rosenberger  and  Rachel  Benner. 

Oct.    22,  Samuel  Gerhard  and  Llydia  Ann  Moyer. 

Nov.    5,  Elias  Roth  and  Annie  Frabel. 

Nov.    5,  Silas  Billger  and  Elizabeth  Schlichter. 

Nov.    6,  Samuel  Weil  and  Mary  Shellenberger. 

Nov.    6,  John  Allderfer  and  Elizabeth  Krout. 

Nov.  12,  Lewis  Ott  and  Maria  Bentz. 

Nov.  12,  John  F.  Long  and  Magdalena  Rieser. 

Nov.  24,  Jacob  Keller  and  Eliza  Bryon. 


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Nov.  26,  Thomas  Leidy  and  Catharine  Hartzel. 

Nov.  27,  Jacob  Stout  and  Hannah  Housekeeper. 

Dec.  3,  Philip  Bell  and  Mary  Krier. 

Dec.  10,  Jacob  Been  and  Mary  Shutt. 

Dec.  11,  Eli  Hechler  and  Anna  Drake. 

Dec.  17,  Henry  Godshalk  and  Anna  Gehman. 

Dec.  24,  Simon  Jacoby  and  Abigail  Yost. 

Dec.  24,  Charles  Hunsicker  and  Amanda  Heaney. 

1854. 

Jan.  14,  Seneca  Gerhart  and  Elizabeth  Eckart. 

Jan.  19,  Tobias  Fox  and  Catharine  Fluck. 

Jan.  21,  William  Hartman  and  Susanna  George. 

Jan.  24,  William  Sheit  and  Dorothea  Roth. 

Feb.  16,  Charles  Schlichter  and  Maria  Hartzel. 

Feb.  23,  Samuel  Hunsberger  and  Catharine  Fretz. 

Feb.  25,  Edward  Wittemer  and  Lydia  Amanda  Klein. 

Apr.  1,  Abraham  Heange  and  Susanna  Geisinger. 

Apr.  9,  Dr.  H.  S.  Jacoby  and  Caroline  Hinkel. 

Apr.  15,  Peter  Hoot  and  Eliza  Grain. 

May  11,  Jacob  Keehm  and  Catharine  Roth, 

Aug.  5,  Samuel  Detweiler  and  Anna  Bibighouse. 

Aug.  13,  Jacob  Delp  and  Susanna  Sloop. 

Aug.  17,  Aaron  Weisel  and  Maria  C.  Cover  [Kober]. 

Aug.  20,  George  Specht  and  Catharine  Horlacker. 

Aug.  26,  William  Housewerth  and  Mary  Kindig. 

Sept.  16,  Charles  Baum  and  Elizabeth  Aaron. 

Sept.  16,  Lewis  Phillips  and  Veronica  Roth. 

Sept.  17,  Abraham  Bibighouse  and  Elizabeth  Fretz. 

Oct.  22,  Reuben  Stover  and  Eliza  Fretz. 

Oct.  26,  Abraham  Ziegler  and  Sarah  Hunsberger. 

Oct.  28,  William  Fretz  and  Catharine  Hoffert. 

Nov.  4,  Henry  Hackman  and  Catharine  Benner. 

Nov.  5,  John  L.  Frick  and  Susan  Swartly. 

Nov.  5,  Ephraim  Landis  and  Catharine  Rosenberger. 

Dec.  3,  Henry  Fretz  and  Mary  Fretz. 

Dec.  16,  Henry  Hartzel  and  Matilda  Roudenbush. 

Dec.  30,  Levi  Dreisbach  and  Catharine  Kreamer, 

1855. 

Jan.     6,  William  Fretz  and  Mary  Bernts. 
Jan.     7,  Francis  Klee  and  Gertrude  Kleinkoof. 


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Jan.  27,  Thomas  Fluck  and  Caroline  Creaver. 

Feb.  17,  Tobias  Swertly  and  Margaret  Delp. 

Mar.  20,  John  Jarret  [!]  Huber  and  Christine  Hensenring. 

Mar.  24,  John  Frederick  and  July  Ann  Kratz. 

Apr.  1,  William  Hafener  and  Catharine  Ernst. 

June  9,  Martin  Beck  and  Magdalena  Peiffer. 

Sept.  3,  Joseph  Bieler  and  Christine  Long. 


[III.    BURIAL  RECORDS.] 

[1.    BURIALS  BY  REV.  JOHN  EGIDIUS  HECKER«,  1756-1762.] 

Child  of  Anthony  Cressman,  died  June  15,  1756,  buried  June  16. 

Child  of  Conrad  Guth,  died  Aug  .18,  1756,  buried  Aug.  19. 

Child  of  John  Boss,  died  Dec.  21,  1756,  buried  Dec.  22. 

Child  of  John  Hoenig,  died  Jan,  4,  1757,  buried  Jan.  6. 

Son  of  John  Wurman,  died  Jan.  29,  1757,  buried  Jan.  31. 

Child  of  Matthias  Wildanger,  died  Mar.  2,  1757,  buried  Mar.  4. 

Child  of  Frederick  Schwenck,  died  Mar.  14,  1757,  buried  Mar.  15. 

Daughter  of  Peter  Starn,  died  Aug.  11,  1757,  buried  Aug.  13. 

Andrew  Brencker's  wife,  died  Dec.  7,  1757,  buried  Dec.  8. 

Child  of  Adam  Thany,  died  Jan.  25,  1758,  buried  Jan.  26. 

Child  of  Frederick  Weisel,  died  Jan.  26,  1758,  buried  Jan.  27. 

George  Crether's  wife,  died  Feb.  4,  1758,  buried  Feb.  6. 

Child  of  Philip  Jacob  Oberbeck,  died  Feb.  12,  1758,  buried  Feb.  14. 

John  Michael  Biihlheimer  died  Feb.  13,  1758,  buried  Feb.  15. 

Child  of  Zacharias  Heller,  died  May  14,  1758,  buried  May  15. 

Christopher  Angne,  an  old  man,  died  July  15,  1758,  buried  July  16. 

Child  of  Martin  Herbster,  died  July  28,  1758,  buried  July  29. 

Child  of  Michael  Weisel,  died  July  30,  1758.  buried  July  31, 

Child  of  Melchior  Hirtzel,  died  July  31,  1758,  buried  Aug.  1. 

Child  of  Christian  Kern,  died  Aug.  1,  1758,  buried  Aug.  2. 

Child  of  Conrad  Kother,  died  Aug.  2,  1758,  buried  Aug.  3. 

Arnd  Althaus  died  Aug.  6,  1758,  buried  Aug.  7. 

Henry  Steiner's  son,  died  Aug.  8,  buried  Aug.  9,  1758. 

Arnd  Althaus's  child,  died  Aug.  9,  1758,  buried  Aug.  10. 

Henry  Steiner's  son,  died  Aug.  13,  1758,  buried  Aug.  14. 

George  Salade's  child,  died  Aug.  11,  1758,  buried  Aug.  12. 

Nicholas  Weickel's  child,  died  Aug.  15,  1758,  buried  Aug.  16. 

44  Entered  on  pp.  44-50  of  oriirinal  record. 


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The  Petmsylvania-German  Society. 


Michael  Jost's  child,  died  Aug.  16,  175S,  buried  Aug.  18. 

Jacob  Weisel's  child,  died  Aug.  18,  1758,  buried  Aug.  20. 

Henry  Nonnemacher's  child,  died  Aug.  20,  1758,  buried  Aug.  21. 

Peter  Ross's  child,  died  Sept.  16,  1758,  buried  Sep.  17. 

Frederick  Frutschy's  child,  died  Sep.  23,  1758,  buried  Sep.  24. 

Michael  Ott's  child,  died  Sept.  30,  1758,  buried  Oct.  1. 

John  Hausknecht,  died  Oct.  22,  1758,  buried  Oct.  23. 

Ludwig  Lang's  child,  died  Oct.  4,  1758,  buried  Oct.  5. 

Michael  Butz's  wife,  died  Nov.  23,  1758,  buried  Nov.  25. 

Peter  Lahr,  died  Nov.  23,  1758,  buried  Nov.  27. 

Balthasar  Lahr's  wife,  died  Dec.  4,  1758,  buried  Dec.  5. 

Nicholas  Rippel's  child,  died  Dec.  23,  1758,  buried  Dec.  25. 

John  Metzler's  child,  died  Dec.  26,  1758,  buried  Dec.  28. 

Peter  Lerch,  died  Jan.  2,  1759,  buried  Jan.  4. 

Samuel  Brodt's  child,  died  Feb.  4,  1759,  buried  Feb.  5. 

Christopher  Mangel's  child,  died  Feb.  25,  1759,  buried  Feb,  26. 

John  Meckerle's  wife,  died  Mar.  IS,  1759,  buried  Mar.  19. 

Balthasar  Lahr,  died  April  11,  1759,  buried  April  12. 

Adam  Thany's  child,  died  Apr.  19,  1759,  buried  April  20. 

Tobias  Baal,  died  May  10,  1759,  buried  May  12. 

Frederick  Schwenck's  child,  died  June  1,  1759,  buried  June  2. 

John  Philip  Gauff,  died  June  2,  1759,  buried  June  4. 

Henry  Seibel's  child,  died  June  6,  1759,  buried  June  7. 

Adam  Gumbert's  two  children,  died  Dec.  4,  1759,  buried  Dec.  6. 

Christian  Schweigelmeyer,  died  Dec.  7,  1759,  buried  Dec.  9. 

1760. 

William  Jeysser,  physician  in  Tinicum,  died  Dec.  30,  1759,  buried 
Jan.  2,  1760. 

Anna  Maria  Schaeffer,  died  Feb.  6,  1760,  buried  Feb.  8. 

Jacob  Horst,  a  servant  of  Christian  Bachman,  died  Feb.  17,  1760, 

buried  Feb.  18. 
Jacob  Simketh,  died  Feb.  20,  1760,  buried  Feb.  21. 
Anna  Maria  Berns,  died  Feb.  25,  1760,  buried  Feb.  27. 
Simon  Heller's  child,  died  March  17,  1760,  buried  Mar.  19. 
Peter  Resch's  wife,  died  Mar.  26,  1760,  buried  Mar.  27. 
Sarah  Doll,  died  April  3,  1760,  buried  April  4. 
Jacob  Fassbender's  child,  died  Mar.  28,  1760,  buried  Mar.  29. 
Henry  Schaeffer's  child,  died  April  5,  1760,  buried  Apr.  6. 
Christopher  Wagner's  child,  died  April  25,  1760,  buried  April  26. 
Christopher  Mueller's  child,  died  May  15,  1760,  buried  May  17. 
Peter  Stern's  child  died. 


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267 


George  Miisse,  the  old  glassblower  died,  buried  June  21,  1760. 

Henry  Schaeffer's  child  died. 

Jacob  Roth's  child  died. 

Jacob  Shoup's  child  died. 

Jacob  Seem's  wife  died. 

Wendel  Eberhard's  wife  died. 

Melchlor  Hertzei's  wife  buried  Nov.  24. 

Conrad  Sheumer  died. 

John  Fried's  child  died. 

Matthias  Diirr's  child  died. 

John  William  Kahl,  an  old  man,  died. 


Frederick  Frutschy's  wife,  died  Jan.  6,  1761,  buried  Jan.  7. 
Peter  Schmitt's  child,  died  Jan.  20,  1761,  buried  Jan.  21. 
Henry  Schoener  s  wife,  died  Feb.  12,  buried  Feb.  13,  1761. 
William  Mory's  child,  died  Mar.  20,  buried  March  21. 
George  Mesemer,  died  Mar.  20,  buried  Mar.  22,  1761. 
Christopher  Gaul,  died  Mar.  22,  buried  Mar.  23. 
Frederick  Frutschy's  child,  died  Mar.  29,  1761,  buried  Mar.  30. 
Jost  Mourner's  mother-in-law,  died  May  7,  1761,  buried  May  9 
Andrew  Filtzinger's  wife,  died  June  17,  1761,  buried  June  18. 
Henry  Emig's  child,  died  Aug.  12,  1761,  bui-ied  Aug.  13. 
Abraham  Oedinger's  child,  died  Sept.  12,  1761,  buried  Sept.  13 
Michael  Wolff,  died  Sept.  27,  buried  Sep.  29,  1761. 
George  Hertzel      )     both  drowned  at  Easton,  Jan.  21,  [1762], 


Adam  Kumbert's  child,  died  Jan.  24,  buried  Jan.  26,  [1762]. 

[2.    BURIALS  BY  REV.  CASPAR  WACK,  1772-1781.] 
List  of  those  who  died  in  the  congregation  of  Tohickon. 


June  1,  died  Maria  Salome,  da.  of  Peter  Hahn  and  wife,  Magdalena, 

age  8  yrs.  4  months,  10  days. 
June  11,  died  Jacob  Frohlich,  son  of  Michael  Frohlich,  born  1721, 

age  51  years. 

 ,  Jacob  Ruhl's  child. 

'  ,  Frederick  Kern. 

 ,  Henry  Ott's  son. 


1761. 


buried  Jan.  24. 


1772. 


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The  Pennsylvania-Gerynan  Society. 


1773. 

Jan.  3,  died  Andrew,  son  of  Andrew  Kuchlein,  age  9  years,  8  months, 
2  weeks. 

1774. 

Feb.  10,  died  John,  son  of  John  Bibighaus  and  wife,  Maria  Magda- 
lena,  age  2  years,  6  months,  7  days. 

1776. 

May  17,  died  Maria  Angela  Wienholt,  age  69  years,  7  months. 

1781. 

Jan.  2,  died  John  Bender. 

[3.    BURIALS  BY  REV.  JOHN  THEOBALD  FABER,  1782-1874.] 

1782. 

Oct.  3,  was  buried  a  da.  of  Mr.  Kuchlein,  age  12  years,  8  months,  4 
days. 

Oct.  12,  was  buried  Frederick  Salate,  age  37  years,  1  month,  3  days. 

1783. 

Jan.  16,  was  buried  wife  of  Mr.  Althaus,  age  32  years,  9  months, 
14  days. 

May  13,  was  buried  a  child,  ,  age  4  years,  8  months,  4  days. 

1784. 

Jan.  30,  Was  buried  the  old  Mr.  Gilian,  age  76  years. 


(Volume  II,  of  Church  Record.) 

[3]  Those  persons  who  were  buried  by  me,  JOHN  THEOBALD 
FABER. 

1784. 

Aug.  22.    Child  of  Jacob  Nes,  3  yrs.,  3  mos.,  3  weeks. 

Aug.  24.    Child  of  Jacob  Ort,  13  yrs.  less  2  mos. 

Aug.  31.    The  three  children  of  Jacob  Ort  buried  at  the  same  time. 

Oct,    24.    Wife  of  Mr.  Melinger,  39  yrs.,  7  mos.,  3  weeks. 

Nov.  29.    Child  of  Mich.  Kolb,  10  mos.,  2  days. 

1785. 

Jan-   31.   Child  of  John  Ott,  4  mos.,  1  day. 
Mar.  23.    Child  of  Mr.  Schaufer,  1  mo.,  14  days. 


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Apr.    4,    Daughter  of  the  old  Schaufer,  22  yrs. 
Apr.   18.    Child  of  Mr.  Laux,  Jr.,  2  mos. 
May  19.    Mr.  Miltaner,  71  yrs. 

May  22.   Child  of  Widow  Moyers,  4  yrs.,  3  mos.,  6  days. 

May  30.    The  old  Mrs.  Huper,  72  yrs.,  8  mos. 

July  23.   The  burnt  wife  and  child  of  the  young  Mr.  Kramer'*^. 

The  wife  was  22  yrs.,  2  mos.,  3  weeks. 

The  child  was  1  yr.,  3  mos.,  some  days. 
Nov.  11.   Child  of  the  young  Staut,  1  mo. 
Dec.     2.    Child  of  John  Beringer,  6  mos.,  2  weeks,  3  days. 

1786. 

Feb.     3.    Old  Mrs.  Sponemer,  77  yrs.,  5  weeks. 

[BURIALS  BY  REV.  JOHN  MICHAEL  KERN,  1787.] 

[4]  By  the  Reformed  pastor,  JOHN  MICHAEL  KERN,  the  fol- 
lowing were  buried  during  his  ministry: 

1787. 

Dec.   11.    John  Hoenig,  62  years. 
Dec.   20.    Widow  Leh,  68  years. 
Dec.  26.   Maria  Berson,  18  years. 


[BURIALS  BY  REV.  JOHN  WILLIAM  INGOLD,  1788-1790.] 
[5]    JOHN  WILLIAM  INGOLD,  pastor,  buried  the  following: 

1788. 


1789. 

George  Pfeiffer's  da.,  5  yrs.,  4  mos.,  less  one  day. 
Philip  Schmidt,  son  of  Philip  Schmidt,  28  yrs.,  1  mo. 
7  days. 

Daughter  of  Jacob  Weiss,  11  mos.,  2  weeks,  3  days. 
Son  of  Leonard  Weidner,  1  yr.,  5  weeks,  2  days. 


Nov. 

26. 

Jan. 

11. 

June 

7. 

Aug. 

22. 

Oct. 

7. 

45  This  was  Mrs.  Lawrence  Kramer,  nee  Catharine  Laux,  daughter  of 
Peter  Laux.  With  her  infant  son  Peter  she  was  brutally  murdered  by  a 
man  named  John  McDonald,  while  defending  her  honor,  who  had  been  em- 
ployed by  her  husband  as  a  care-taker.  Her  home  was  set  on  fire  for  the 
purpose  of  concealing:  the  crime.  McDonald  was  captured  and  hanged  on 
the  galiows  at  Newtown,  then  the  county-seat  of  Bucks  county. 


270  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

1790. 

Jan.     5.    Frederick  Jacob  Laux,  68  yrs.,  2  mos.,  2  weeks,  5  days. 
Feb.   15.    Philip  Fluck,  27  yrs.,  1  mo.,  6  days. 
Mar.  19.    Magdalena  Jost,  33  yrs.,  3  mos.,  less  several  days. 
Apr.    3.    Anna  Maria,  da.  of  Henry  Dreisbach,  19  yrs.,  11  mos., 
1  day, 

Apr.     5.    Daughter  of  Henry  Leh,  2  yrs.,  11  mos.,  2  weeks,  4  days. 

[BURIALS  BY  REV.  NICHOLAS  POMP,  1790-1797.] 

[6]  The  following  persons  were  buried  by  the  Reformed  pastor, 
NICHOLAS  POMP,  who  began  his  ministry  at  Tohickon  on  August 
1,  1790. 

1790. 

Date  of  Burial. 

Aug.    9.    Catharine  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Ernest  Klinger,  62  yrs.,  11 
mos.,  7  days. 

Sep.     6.    Hannah,  da.  of  Philip  Neiss,  2  yrs.,  3  mos.,  7  days. 
Oct,    18.    Jacob  Schwartz,  a  Catholic,  60  yrs.,  about. 
Nov.  13.    Martin  Scheib,  73  yrs.,  5  days. 

1791. 

Jan.     6.  Catharine  Elizabeth,  widow  of  Mr.  Malter,  65  yrs. 

Feb.   25.  Philip  Stein,  a  Lutheran,  74  yrs.,  7  mos.,  10  days. 

Mar.    1.  Barbara  Rohr,  widow,  68  yrs. 

Mar.    3.  Anna   Catharine,   wife   of   Peter   Heft,   of  Springfield 

Church,  23  yrs.,  15  days. 

Mar.    4.  Jacob  Roth,  73  yrs.,  1  mo.,  13  days. 

May     7.  John  Philip  Kern,  30  yrs.,  2  mos.,  9  days. 

June    9.  Margaret  Nagel,  widow,  82  yrs..  5  mos. 

Aug.  13.  Youngest  child  of  Peter  Ruhl,  2  yrs. 

Aug.  20.  John,  son  of  Peter  Ruhl,  4  yrs.,  8  mos. 

Aug.  20.  Magdalena,  wife  of  John  Hinckel,  27  yrs.,  8  mos.,  1  day. 

Aug.  30.  Elizabeth,  da.  of  George  Resener,  7  mos.,  14  days. 

Sept.  15.  Charlotte  Roth,  widow  of  late  John  Roth,  71  yrs. 

Sept.  15.  John  Peter,  son  of  George  Resener,  2  yrs.,  5  mos.,  21  days. 

1792. 

Jan.     6.    Maria  Margaret,  wife  of  Frederick  Paul,  75  yrs.,  10  mos., 
1  day. 

Mar.    3.    Catharine  Ott,  widow  of  Michael  Ott,  72  yrs.,  10  mos. 
Mar.  22.    Elizabeth,  da.  of  Christian  Ruhl,  1  yr.,  3  mos. 
July    5.    Catharine,  da.  of  Henry  Huber,  1  yr.,  23  days. 


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Aug.    7.    David,  son  of  Michael  Welssel,  2  yrs.,  7  mos.,  12  days. 
Sept.  24.    Son  of  Isaac  Gerhard,  2  yrs. 

1793. 

Feb.     3.    John  Lauder,  65  yrs.,  4  mos.,  17  days. 
Feb.   16.    Philip  Nusspickel,  29  yrs.,  4  mos.,  2  yrs. 
Mar.    2.    Hannah  Trombor.  wife  of  Henry  Trombor,  died  in  child- 
birth, 32  yrs.,  6  mos.,  9  days. 
Aug.  IS.    Peter  Hederich,  70  yrs.,  about. 
Sept.  23.    Elizabeth,  da.  of  John  Fretz,  3  yrs.,  2  mos.,  1  day. 
Nov.  10.    Hannah,  da.  of  Peter  Laderich,  5  yrs.,  6  mos. 
Nov.  12.    Jacob  Fluck,  48  yrs.,  4  mos. 
Dec.   18.    Henry,  son  of  Christian  Fluck,  2  yrs.,  5  mos. 

1794. 

Jan.  21.   Catharine,  da.  of  Jacob  Kramer,  1  yr.,  11  mos. 
Jan.   24.    Elizabeth,  da.  of  George  Weissel,  1  yr.,  11  mos. 
Jan.   25.    Michael,  son  of  Michael  Kolb,  2  yrs.,  4  mos. 
Feb.     9.    Peter  Benner,  80  yrs.,  2  mos. 
Mar.    3.    John  George,  son  of  Peter  Mill,  1  yr.,  5  mos. 

1795. 

Mar.  28.    Conrad  Jacobi,  died  of  dropsy,  64  yrs.,  9  mos.,  17  days. 
June    2.    Phoebe  Jungling,  73  yrs.,  4  mos.,  18  days. 
Dec.     8.    Conrad  Mitman,  73  yrs.,  2  mos. 
Dec.  16.    Daniel  Althaus,  through  an  accident. 

1796. 

Mar.  20.    Elizabeth  Sallate,  wife  of  Fred.  Sallate,  66  yrs. 

June  24.    Michael  Weissel,  76  yrs. 

July  18.    Joseph,  son  of  Daniel  Vollmer,  9  mos. 

Aug.  29.    Elizabeth  Sackreiter,  84  yrs.,  5  mos. 

1797. 

Jan.   15.    Anna  Maria  Mauer,  widow  of  the  late  Andrew  Maurer 

of  Goshenhoppen,  90  yrs. 
Apr.  29.    Jacob  Weissel,  72  yrs. 

July    6.    Thomas,  son  of  Henry  Benner,  10  yrs.,  1  mo. 

[BURIALS  BY  REV.  JACOB  SENN,  1799-1S17.] 
[7.]    Those  persons  who  were  buried  by  me,  JACOB  SENN,  Re- 
formed pastor: 

1799. 

Oct.    12.    Widow  Emich,  Springfield. 


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Nov.  8.  Widow  Sterner. 

Dec.  9.  Mr.  Bibighouse's  wife,  Tohlckon. 

Dec.  10.  Mr.  Ruth's  child,  Springfield. 

Dec.  11.  Conrad  Hess'  father.  Spring-field. 

Dec.  28.  Old  Widow  Fluck,  Springfield. 


1800. 

Jan,     5.  John  Frantz's  child,  Indianfield. 

Jan.   26.  Henry  Resh,  Tohickon. 

Jan.   29.  John  Fluck,  Springfield. 

Feb.     9.  Widow  Herr,  Indianfield. 

Mar.    7.  Widow  Shellenberg,  Indianfield. 

Mar.    8.  Henry  Sylvius,  Tohickon. 

Mar.  23.  Old  Sellner,  Tohickon. 

Mar.  25.  Peter  Heft's  wife,  Springfield. 

Apr.    2.  John  Gruber's  child,  Springfield. 

Apr.  12.  Old  Mr.  Kiefer,  Tohickon. 

Apr.  15.  Widow  Fluck's  daughter,  Springfield. 

June    4.  Henry  Nes's  wife.  Swamp. 

July    6.  Michael  Werner,  Springfield. 

July  17.  Hartman  Keil. 

Aug.    3.  Jacob  Henig's  child,  Tohickon. 

Aug.  11.  Gobel's  son,  Ridgewell. 

Aug.  22.  Wm.  Heft's  child,  Springfield. 

Sep.    17.  Henry  Shellenberg's  child,  Indianfield. 

Oct.     6.  Martin  Heffert's  child. 

Oct.     7.  Peter  Wollback's  wife. 

Oct.    14.  Martin  Heffert's  child. 

Oct.    16.  Jacob  Comfort's  child. 

Oct.    18.  Jacob  Comfort's  child. 

Oct    26.  Abr.  Gerhart's  child. 

Dec,   14.  Christian  Getman's  child. 


1801. 

Jan.  5.  Widow  Trumpore,  Indianfield. 

Jan.  25.  Old  Mr.  Geres,  Springfield. 

Jan.  26.  Peter  Henry's  child. 

Feb,  5.  Abel  Sitting's  child. 

Feb.  27.  Christian  Kern. 

Mar.  4,  Jacob  Stout's  child. 

Mar.  13.  Joseph  Long,  Schoolmaster. 

Mar.  14.  Jacob  Ptolemay's  son. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Apr.  22.  John  Ruth. 

May  13.  .  Isaac  Weaver's  wife,  Tinicum. 

May  22,  John  Ruth's  widow,  Springfield. 

May  25.  John  Sheib's  child. 

May  30.  Ludwig  Berndt's  wife. 

June  21.  James  Crossley's  child. 

July    1.  Henry  Benner's  child. 

July  31.  Solomon  Mill's  2  children. 

Aug.    1.  Solomon  Mill's  one  child. 

Aug.    7.  George  Folmer's  wife. 

Aug.  10.  Joseph  Applebach's  child. 

Aug.  29.  Abraham  Kiiffer's  child. 

Sept.    1.  Widow  Erhart. 

Sept.    4.  Henry  Erhart's  child. 

Sept.    5.  Philip  Hartman's  child. 

Sept.    7.  Joseph  Fry's  servant  boy. 

Sept.    9.  Henry  Sein's  child. 

Sept.  11.  John  Fretz's  child. 

Sept.  12.  Christopher  Kesler's  wife. 

Sept.  13.  Henry  Dotterer's  servant  girl. 

Sept.  15.  Jacob  Weiserbach's  child. 

Nov.  15.  Christian  Nicholas'  child. 

Nov.  19.  Jost  Folmer's  child. 

Dec.  10.  Widow  Wasser. 


1802. 

Jan.  17.  Fred'k  Conrad's  son,  Skippack. 

Feb.  20.  John  Ott's  child. 

Mar.  7.  Ludwig  Algart's  child. 

Apr.  12.  Widow  Matheis. 

July  10.  Jost  Folmer's  wife. 

Aug.  10.  George  Weissel. 

Aug.  12.  Henry  Kilmer's  child. 

Aug.  24.  Widow  Riegel. 

Aug.  26.  Peter  Rule's  son. 

Sept.  21.  Jacob  Herzel. 

Oct.  26.  Old  Mr.  Fassbender. 

Dec.  6.  Charles  Leyde. 

Dec.  7.  Jost  Folmer,  Sr. 


1803. 


Jan.  1.  Henry  Peil's  son. 
Jan.     3.    Simon  Gucker. 


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Feb.  10.  Joseph  Stump's  wife. 

Apr.  19.  Phillis,  a  negro  woman. 

Apr.  21.  Jacob  Rule's  child. 

Apr-  23.  Old  Widow  Blank. 

May  19.  Jacob  Solidas'  child. 

May  27.  Widow  Ekel. 

May  30.  Mr.  Housekeeper. 

June  23.  old  Mr.  Heft. 

Aug.    3.  Jacob  Nunemaker. 

Aug.    7.  George  Trumpore's  daughter. 

Aug.    8.  Nicholas  Frantz's  child. 

Aug.  17.  Peter  Diel's  child. 

Sept.    3.  Abr.  Gerhart's  child. 

Oct.     7.  Jacob  Henig'3  wife. 

Oct,    17.  Old  Mrs.  Mast. 

Oct.    26.  Jacob  Mann's  child. 

Dec.     4.  Daniel  Yost's  child. 

Dec,   20.  John  Mayer. 

Dec.  20.  Daniel  Stout's  child. 

Dec.   21.  David  Rinker's  child. 

Dec.  25.  Widow  Gann. 


1804. 

Jan.   15.  Daniel  Markel's  child. 

Jan.   28.  Jacob  Ort. 

Mar.  15.  Old  Mr.  Paul. 

Mar,  17.  George  Folmer's  daughter. 

May  20.  John  Ziegefus'  child, 

June  24.  Old  Mr.  Solida. 

July  10.  John  Frederick's  wife. 

July  26.  George  Eckert's  child. 

July  28.  Henry  Masomer's  child. 

Aug.    6.  Old  Mrs.  Reed. 

Aug.    7.  Old  Mrs.  Althouse. 

Aug.  26.  Henry  Fakenthai^^, 

Oct.     3.  Jacob  Frantz's  child. 

Oct.     4.  Philip  Heft's  son. 

Nov.    9.  Peter  Sommers, 

Dec.  15.  John  Herstein's  child. 


46  Son  Philip  Fackenthal.  bom  May  13,  1760.    A  soldier  of  the  Revo- 


lution. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records, 


1805. 


Feb. 

10. 

Jacob  Appleseller. 

Feb. 

18. 

Wendel  Weiss'  wife. 

Feb. 

28. 

Jeremias  Raudebusb. 

Mar. 

10. 

Andrew  Walters*  cbild. 

Apr. 

2. 

Henry  Ott,  Sr. 

Apr. 

17. 

Henry  Ott's  child. 

Apr. 

19. 

Jacob  Weierbacb's  wife. 

May 

22. 

Henry  Stout's  cbild. 

May 

24. 

Martin  Altbouse's  cbild. 

June 

10. 

Jobn  Adam  Frankenfield's  cbild. 

June 

13. 

Peter  Ziegefus'  cbild. 

June 

14. 

Peter  Gobel,  Sr. 

June 

15. 

Elijab  Watt's  child. 

July 

1. 

Jobn  Altbouse's  cbild. 

July 

7. 

Jobn  Mayer's  cbild. 

July 

15. 

Tobias  Frantz's  cbild. 

Aug. 

24. 

Leonard  Seller. 

Aug. 

19. 

George  Hess's  cbild. 

Sept. 

2. 

Samuel  Seller's  child. 

Sep. 

24. 

Henry  Burgy's  cbild  . 

Oct. 

9. 

Jacob  Wasser's  cbild. 

Oct. 

12. 

Jacob  Wasser's  2  children. 

Nov. 

2. 

Abr.  Henig's  cbild. 

Nov. 

o 
5. 

Magdalena  Shellenberg. 

Nov. 

1  A. 

juiiii  jDruuxier  s  Uaugiii.er. 

Nov. 

1  R 

Nov. 

7 

Nov. 

17 

xctcr  ixiicib  cnixu. 

Nov. 

AO, 

\jm  vriuow  vjcrxidri. 

1806. 

Jan. 

3. 

David  Herr's  cbild. 

Jan. 

8. 

Jobn  Fluck,  Jr. ;  Jobn  Fluck,  Sr. 

Mar. 

2. 

Jacob  Troxel. 

Mar. 

17. 

Jacob  Cope's  cbild. 

Mar. 

20. 

Benjamin  Solida's  cbild. 

Mar. 

21. 

Jacob  Rule. 

Mar. 

25. 

Old  Widow  Rees. 

Mar. 

30. 

Daniel  Housekeeper's  cbild. 

Apr. 

23. 

Jacob  Samsel's  cbild. 

Apr. 

29., 

Abr.  Stever's  child. 

May 

2. 

Jacob  Lutz. 

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May     6.  Daniel  Weidner's  child. 

May     6.  Peter  Huber's  daughter. 

May  21.  Old  Widow  Fluck. 

May   25.  Jacob  Selzer's  child. 

May  30.  Martin  Althouse's  child. 

June    5.  John  Sylvius'  child. 

Aug.  21.  Philip  Zangmaster's  daughter. 

Aug.  22.  Paul  Herzel. 

Sept,  17.  Isaac  Gerhart's  child. 

Sept.  26.  Joseph  Stump's  child. 

Dec.     7.  Isaac  Gerhart's  child. 

Dec.  18.  Peter  Gerhart's  widow. 

Dec.  31.  George  Hilligas,  Goshenhoppen. 

1807. 

Jan.   12.  Peter  Stout's  wife. 

Feb.     3.  Widow  Gross. 

Feb.     6.  Henry  Banner's  child. 

Feb.     7.  Old  Peter  Stout. 

Mar.  13.  Philip  Fluck,  Springfield. 

Mar.  24.  Peter  Stout,  Jr. 

May    5.  Peter  Stout's  child. 

May  28.  George  Sheib's  child. 

June  — .  John  Shiisler's  child. 

July    5.  Benjamin  Solida's  child. 

Aug.    7.  Henry  Sein's  child. 

Aug.  10.  John  Fluck's  child. 

Aug.  30.  Conrad  Jost's  child. 

Sept.  10.  Philip  Stang's  wife,  Skippack. 

Sept.  11,  Adam  Jost's  child. 

Sept.  12.  Old  Mr.  Niceler. 

Oct.    11.  Conrad  Mitman's  son. 

Nov.    4.  Peter  Benner's  W^idow. 

Nov.  11.  Frederick  Geres'  wife. 

Nov.  30.  Andrew  Schlichter's  wife. 

1808. 

Jan.     3.    Widow  Resh's  child. 
Jan.     5.    Philip  Bauman. 
Jan.     7.    Widow  Wenhold. 
Jan.     8.   Old  Mr.  Dreisbach. 

Jan.   29.    Widow  Creasmer,  Goshenhoppen,  94  yrs. 


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277 


Feb.     6,  Peter  Heists's  wife,  Goshenhoppen. 

Feb.   16,  Philip  Lessig's  child. 

Feb.  25,  Abraham  Kiichlein's  wife. 

Mar.    2.  Samuel  Emich's  child. 

Mar.    7.  Jacob  Herzel's  apprentice,  Saueon. 

Apr.  25.  Conrad  Hefletrager's  wife. 

May    6.  Jacob  Teis's  child. 

June  17.  Daniel  Folmer's  son. 

June  23.  Henry  Bleiler. 

July  31.  Old  Widow  Klein. 

Aug.    8.  Jacob  Loh's  son. 

Aug.  13.  Rees  Stroud's  child. 

Aug.  24.  John  Fassbender's  child. 

Sept.    4.  Henry  Seipel. 

Sept.  26.  John  Loh's  wife. 

Oct.     6.  Philip  Sellers'  Saucon,  84  yrs. 

Oct.     8.  Widow  Sellers,  78  yrs. 

Oct.    31.  Will,  a  black  man — Wm.  Lewis's. 

Nov.    4.  Ludwig  Micky's  wife. 

Nov.    7.  Jacob  Nunemaker's  widow. 

Dec.  11.  John  Kern's  child. 

Dec.   13.  Ludwig  Fluck's  widow,  Springfield. 

Dec.  23.  John  Shiissler's  child. 

1809. 

Jan.   13.  Anthony  Cressman's  widow. 

Jan.  24.  John  Dieter  Miller's  child. 

Feb.  24.  John  Comfort. 

Mar.    8.  Michael  Bleyler. 

Apr.  26.  Jost  Folmer's  widow. 

July  10.  Peter  Henry. 

July  25.  John  Kidney's  daughter. 

Aug.    5.  John  Hartman's  child. 

Aug.  27.  Christian  Fluck. 

Sept.  27.  John  Leister's  wife. 

Sept.  29.  Conrad  Bender's  wife. 

Nov.    2.  George  Makel's  child. 

Nov.  12.  David  Lessig's  wife. 

Dec.  14.  Peter  Sheib's  wife. 

1810. 

Jan.  17.  Henry  Bartle's  child. 

Jan.   21.  Samuel  Harwick's  wife. 


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Mar.    4.  Jacob  Henge's  child. 

July    5.  George  Eckarfs  wife,  Hilltown. 

July  22.  Henry  Masomer's  child,  Flats. 

Aug.    6.  Peter  Hagar's  child. 

Aug.  11.  David  Aderhold's  child. 

Sept.    7.  Jacob  Fluck's  child. 

Sept.  25.  Henry  Cope. 

Sept.  26.  Widow  Long,  Tinicum. 

Oct.     7.  John  Hackman's  child.  Flats. 

Nov.    8.  Henry  Paff's  child. 

Nov.  11.  Jacob  Gobel's  child. 

Nov.  14.  Elizabeth  Shoup's  daughter. 

Nov.  25.  Jacob  Stout's  child. 

1811 

Jan.     8.  Jacob  Sheib's  wife. 

Jan.   10.  John  Mitman's  child. 

Jan.   11.  Conrad  Worman,  Tinicum. 

Feb.     2.  Abraham  Bean's  child. 

Feb.   19.  Jacob  Sheib's  child. 

Feb.  22.  Widow  Durn. 

Feb.   28.  Adam  Shrayer's  wife. 

Mar.    4.  George  Trumpore. 

Mar.  12.  Old  Mr.  Row,  91  yrs.,  Haycock. 

Apr.     4.  Jacob  Applezeller's  child. 

May  12.  John  Bibighouse. 

May  14.  Henry  Masomer's  wife,  Flats. 

Aug.  24.  James  Crossley's  wife. 

Oct.     2.  Peter  Smith,  Springfield. 

Oct.    12.  Peter  Ott's  child. 

Nov.  10.  Abraham  Stout's  wife. 

Nov.  18.  David  Spinner,  Esq. 

Nov.  23.  Widow^  Fassbender. 

Dec.  12.  Jacob  Ott's  son. 

Dec.  15.  Philip  Fluck's  child. 

Dec.  19.  Jacob  Renner's  wife. 

Dec.  22.  George  Wunderly,  81  yrs. 

Dec.  24.  Samuel  Harwick's  child. 

1812. 

Feb.  14.  Gabriel  Shuler,  Old  Goshenhoppen. 

Mar.    1.  Jacob  Henig's  child. 

Mar.  14.  Rudolph  Berger. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 

Mar.  15.   "Widow  Kieffer. 

Mar.  20.    John  Bergrstrass,  Tinicum. 

Mar.  26.    Widow  Housekeeper. 

Mar.  27.   Widow  Walt,  Old  Goshenhoppen. 

Apr.    3.   Abraham  Herzel's  child. 

May  24.    John  Benner,  76  yrs. 

June    9.   Abraham  Stout,  72  yrs. 

June  12.    George  Zangmeister's  wife,  77  yrs. 

June  21.    Widow  Fluck's  child,  Springfield. 

June  29.   Michael  Sholl's  wife. 

Aug.    8.    John  Leidy's  child. 

Aug.  31.    Philip  Herzel's  child. 

Sept.  13-   Henry  Trumpore's  child. 

Oct.     7.    Jacob  Summer,  Tinicum. 

Oct.    20.    Henry  Fassbender. 

Dec.     8.    Jacob  Sheib's  child. 

1813. 

Jan.     2.    Martin  Althouse's  child. 

Jan.     3.    Martin  Althouse's  child. 

May  10.    Widow  Cope — Adam's. 

July    9.    George  Gerhart's  child. 

Aug.  15.    Henry  Berger. 

Aug.  18.    Widow  Heterich. 

Aug.  30.    Peter  Koch's  child. 

Sept.  19.    Jacob  Ptolema,  70  yrs. 

Sept.  24.    Widow  Laux,  87  yrs. 

Sept.  25.    Samuel  Watts,  19  yrs. 

Oct.     1.   Jacob  Server,  son  of  David,  23  yrs. 

Oct.     4.   Jacob  Henge's  wife,  68  yrs. 

Oct.     5.    George  Mackel's  son,  13  yrs. 

Dec.  29.    George  Gerhart's  child,  2  wks. 

1814. 

Jan.   13.  Jacob  Sneider's  wife. 

Jan.  31.  George  Leyde's  child,  2  yrs. 

Feb.   17.  Andrew  Trumpore's  child,  8  yrs. 

Feb.   21.  Peter  Koch's  child,  7  mos. 

Mar.    1.  Daniel  Berger,  28  yrs.,  2  mos. 

Mar.  20.  Henry  Berndt's  wife,  53  yrs.,  3  mos. 

Mar.  30.  Frederick  Fluck's  child,  2  mos. 

Apr.    3.  Jacob  Gerhart,  35  yrs.,  3  mos.,  18  d. 

June    6.  Martin  Althouse's  child,  6  weeks,  5  d. 


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July  7.  John  Leyde's  wife,  28  yrs.,  10  mos. 

July  10.  John  Fried's  wife,  50  yrs. 

Aug.  25.  Peter  Ott's  child,  3  weeks,  4  d. 

Aug.  28.  Peter  Fluck's  wife,  28  yrs.,  11  mos.,  13  d. 

Dec.  16.  George  Weissel's  child,  3  mo. 

Dec.  22.  George  Makel's  son,  22  yrs.,  8  mos.,  2  wk. 

1815. 

Jan.     4.  David  Wampold,  25  yrs.,  9  mos.,  2  wks. 

Feb.  20.  Adam  Durn's  child,  3  mos.,  less  5  d. 

Mar.    1.  Ludwig  Hering,  50  yrs.,  4  mos.,  10  d. 

Mar.    7.  Jacob  Sherer's  child,  16  d. 

Mar.  13.  Philip  Rumfeld's  child,  4  mos.,  10  d. 

Mar.  16.  Jacob  Herzel,  47  yrs.,  3  mos.,  2  wks. 

Mar.  18.  Henry  Fried's  son,  12  yrs.,  1  mo.,  16  da. 

Apr.  13.  John  Christian  Sackrider,  80  yrs.,  5  mos.,  6  d. 

Apr.  17.  Jacob  Solida,  67  yrs.,  2  mos.,  2  wk. 

May  11.  Joseph  Himmelright's  son,  3  yrs.,  9  mos.,  2  wks. 

May  18.  Christian  Comfort,  25  yrs.,  10  mos.,  6  d. 

May   28.  Jacob  Shellenberger,  51  yrs.,  3  mos.,  10  d. 

June  13.  Michael  Eckert's  child,  1  yr.,  2  mos. 

June  15.  William  Weil's  son,  10  yrs.,  10  mos.,  3  wks. 

July    1.  Samuel  Ziegler's  son,  3  yrs. 

July  26.  Peter  Seller's  child,  8  mos.,  4  d. 

Sept.    7.  Jacob  Dreisbach's  wife,  49  yrs.,  5  mos.,  2  wks. 

Oct.     1.  Henry  Weiss,  75  yrs.,  3  mos. 

Oct.    11,  Henry  Dietz's  widow,  68  yrs.,  2  mos.,  8  d. 

Oct.    13.  Abr.  Stever's  son,  7  yrs.,  7  mos.,  10  d. 

Nov.    3.  Peter  Kern's  wife,  69  yrs.,  10  mos.,  1  d. 

Nov.  21.  Philip  Fluck's  child,  4  mos. 

Dec.     1.  John  Eckel's  servant's  child,  2  yrs.,  8  mos. 

1816. 

Jan.   31.  Yost  Frederick,  68  yrs.,  3  wks. 

Apr.  15.  Andrew  Reed's  Esq.,  daughter,  15  yrs.,  5  mos.,  5  d. 

May     3.  George  Smith's  wife,  53  yrs.,  9  mas. 

May  13.  Benjamin  Hoot,  son  of  John  Hoot,  17  yrs.,  9  mos.,  8  d. 

June    4.  Jeter  Jacobus,  35  yrs.,  9  mos.,  26  d. 

Sept.  29.  Widow  Herpel,  82  yrs.,  8  mos..  3  d. 

Oct.    21.  Peter  Sholl's  wife,  58  3rrs.,  4  mos. 

Nov.  16.  John  Sheip's  child,  7  mos.,  2  wks. 

Dec.  26.  Jacob  Henge.  78  yrs.,  3  mos.,  9  d. 

Dec.  31.  Philip  Fluck's  child,  10  wks.,  1  d. 


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281 


1817. 

Feb.   12.  Philip  Lessig's  child,  10  mos.,  2  wks.,  3  d. 

Mar.    5.  Adam  Laux's  wife,  40  yrs.,  3  mos.,  10  d. 

Mar.  14.  Jacob  Fluck's  child,  1  yr.,  4  mos. 

Apr.     6.  Henry  Trumpore's  child,  2  yrs.,  1  mo.,  3  wks.,  1  d. 

May  10.  Jesse  Smith's  wife,  27  yrs.,  7  mos.,  11  d. 

June    3.  Eleanore  Applezeller,  64  yrs.,  5  mos.,  12  d. 

June  15.  Andrew  Werner,  72  yrs.,  2  mos.,  12  d. 

Aug.  10.  Samuel  Baum's  child,  2  yrs.  less  1  mo.,  4  d. 

Aug.  14.  Jacob  Shonecker,  35  yrs. 

Aug.  17.  Joseph  Weissel's  son,  7  yrs.,  10  mos.,  8  d. 

Aug,  20.  Samuel  Sellers,  Esq.,  52  yrs.,  3  mos.,  10  d. 

Aug.  21.  George  Sholl,  61  yrs.,  11  mos.,  2  wks.,  2  d. 

Sept.  12.  Joseph  Emicher's  wife,  31  yrs.,  6  weeks. 

Sept.  29.  John  Fluck's  child,  1  yr.,  1  mo.,  11  d. 

Oct.     7.  John  Althouse's  wife,  70  yrs.,  9  mos.,  10  d. 

Oct.    17.  John  Jacob  Herr,  67  yrs. 

Oct.    23.  Ludwig  Benner's  step-daughter,  15  yrs.,  6  mo.,  1  d. 

Oct.    28.  John  Wenhold,  38  yrs. 

Nov.    9.  Jacob  Race's  son,  20  yrs.,  6  mos. 

Nov.  27.  Widow  Weiss. 

Dec.   11.  Widow  Bartholoma,  64  yrs.,  8  mos. 

[BURIALS  BY  REV.  JOHN  A.  STRASSBURGER,  1818-1854.] 

[8.]  Those  persons  who  were  buried  by  me,  J.  A.  STRASSBURG- 
ER, Reformed  pastor: 

1818. 

Apr.    23.    Catharine  Herr,  55  yrs.,  3  mos.,  Indianfield. 
May     4.    Magdalena  Herr,  17  yrs.,  6  mos.,  2  d..  Indianfield. 
July  10.   Abraham  Gerhard,  72  yrs.,  7  mos. 
July  16.    Catharine  Bartholomew,  6  yrs.,  10  mos.,  2  wks. 
Oct.    15.    Elizobeth  Schuetz,  55  yrs.,  10  mos.,  6  wks. 
Dec.   24.    Michael  Scholl,  1  yr.,  10  mos.,  3  wks.,  4  d. 
Dec.  29.    Jacob  Renner,  83  yrs.,  9  mos.,  5  d. 

1819. 

Jan.   30.    Mary  Magdalene  Scholl,  44  yrs.,  5  mos.,  3  wks.,  Goshen- 
hoppen. 

Feb.     8.    Samuel  Schuler,  55  yrs.,  3  mos.,  5  wks.,  Goshenhoppen. 
Feb.     9.    Elizabeth  Geiger,  17  yrs.,  5  mos.,  17  d. 
Feb.   11.    Eleonora  Scheib,  3  yrs.,  8  mos. 


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The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Feb.  23.  Henry  Hertzel,  65  yrs.,  10  mos.,  3  wks.,  5  d. 

Mar.    3.  Charles  Leidy,  36  yrs.,  5  mos.,  1  wk.,  5  da. 

Apr.     2.  Christian  Spees,  62  yrs.,  2  mo.,  3  wks.,  5  d. 

Apr.  12.  Catharine  Ziegenfus,  46  yrs.,  19  d.,  Tohickon. 

Apr,  22.  Michael  Broughler,  68  yrs.,  10  mos.,  Swamp. 

May  19.  Margaret  Heft,  61  yrs.,  5  mos.,  Springfield. 

May  21.  Catharine  Kratz,  46  yrs.,  4  mos.,  9  d.,  Goshenhoppen. 

May  22.  Henry  Huber,  1  yr.,  8  mos.,  less  1  da.,  Indianf. 

June    8.  Joseph  Fry,  74  yrs.,  3  mos.  less  3  da.,  Springfield. 

June  11.  Raymond  Charles,  80  yrs. 

June  18.  Philip  Henry,  39  yrs.,  6  mos.,  16  d. 

June  28.  John  Follmer,  84  yrs. 

June  29.  Sophia  TroUinger,  73  yrs.,  3  wks. 

July  21.  Maria  Henge,  4  mos.,  3  days. 

Aug.  28.  Louisa  Shipe,  2  yrs.,  6  mos..  2  wks.,  2  d. 

Aug.  29.  Barbara  Benner,  37  yrs.,  6  mos.,  24  d. 

Oct.     1.  Daniel  Pannebecker's  child,  17  days. 

Oct     2.  Old  Mrs.  Blank,  58  yrs.,  10  mos.,  2  d. 

Oct.     7.  John  Adam,  16  yrs.,  10  mos.,  4  d. 

Oct.    15.  John  Drumbore,  71  yrs. 

Oct.    22.  Barbara  Folmer,  74  yrs.,  11  mos. 

Nov.    1.  Magdalena  Stout,  75  yrs. 

Dec.     2.  Rachel  Finck,  24  yrs.,  1  mo.,  17  d. 

Dec.     4.  Catharine  Eckert,  37  yrs. 

Dec.  28.  Widow  Brunner,  72  yrs.,  6  mos. 


1820. 


Jan. 

15. 

Widow  Yost,  55  yrs.,  5  mos.,  5  d. 

Feb. 

17. 

Peter  Seller,  84  yrs. 

Mar. 

1, 

Martin  Shive,  68  yrs.,  1  mo. 

Apr. 

1. 

Elizabeth  Ott,  70  yrs.  less  2  d. 

Apr. 

9. 

Peter  Seller,  30  yrs.  less  13  d. 

Mr.  Miller. 

Apr. 

15. 

Widow  Billger. 

June 

3. 

Peter  Kern,  79  yrs.,  1  mo.,  2  d. 

June 

23. 

Abr.  Derstein's  child,  7  yrs. 

Aug. 

13. 

LfUdwig  Heller's  child,  9  yrs. 

Aug. 

16. 

Jacob  Stout,  45  yrs.,  6  mos.,  7  d. 

Oct. 

4. 

Widow  Pepper,  78  yrs. 

Oct 

5. 

Abr.  Seller's  child,  3  yrs. 

Oct 

9. 

Abr.  Seller's  daughter,  16  yrs.,  6  mos. 

Oct 

16. 

Peter  Ott,  73  yrs.,  6  mos. 

Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Oct.  21.  Elizabeth  Swertly,  18  yrs.,  4  mos.,  6  d. 

Oct.  22.  Old  Eckert. 

Oct.  27.  Magdalene  Schive,  26  yrs.,  26  d. 

Nov.  3.  Jacob  Read,  90  yrs.,  4  mos. 

Nov.  18.  John  Tressler,  25  yrs.,  6  mos. 

Nov.  19.  Magdalena  Fair,  70  yrs. 

Nov,  25.  Samuel  Henge,  16  yrs.,  11  mos.,  8  d. 

Dec.  4.  John  Gerhard,  24  yrs. 

Dec.  6.  Catharine  Murphy,  29  yrs. 

Dec.  11.  Hannah  Seitz,  24  yrs. 

Dec.  16.  John  Bruner's  child,  1  yr.,  4  wks. 

Dec.  17.  July  Ann  Reed,  15  yrs.,  10  mos. 

Dec.  18.  Caroline  Weisser,  5  yrs.,  7  mos.,  12  d. 

Dec.  26.  Elizabeth  Drumbor,  9  yrs.,  2  d. 

Dec.  26.  Elizabeth  Krout,  15  yrs.,  8  mos. 


1821. 

Jan.   21.  John  Drumbor,  54  yrs.  less  20  d. 

Jan.   24.  Old  Widow  Resh,  66  yrs. 

Jan.   29.  Magdalena  Angeny,  22  yrs. 

Mar.    8.  Peter  Schive,  77  yrs.,  5  mos.,  7  d. 

Apr.     2.  Joseph  Renner,  7  yrs.,  10  mos. 

Apr.     7.  Widow  Cope,  79  yrs.,  5  mos.,  2  wks.,  2  d. 

Apr.  11.  Old  Mrs.  Folmer,  76  yrs. 

Apr.  18.  Michael  Maurer,  3  yrs.,  8  mos.,  3  wks. 

Apr.  20.  William  Hertzel's  child,  5  mos. 

Apr.  21.  Sarah  Schlight,  34  yrs. 

May  20.  Elizabeth  Drumbour. 

Sept.  16.  Old  Ruth,  68  yrs. 

Sept.  22.  Elizabeth  Scholl,  72  yrs.  ' 

Sept.  24.  James  Heffelfinger,  2  yrs.,  5  mos.,  2  d. 

  — .  Anna  Catharine  Scholl,  3  yrs. 

Oct.    14.  Gottlieb  Ruff's  child. 

Oct.    26.  John  Sholl,  38  yrs. 

  — .  Elizabeth  Stout. 

  — .  Adam  Gerhard,  36  yrs. 


9  mos. 


1822. 

Old  Low,  87  yrs. 
July  20.    Joseph  Wydenmeyer,  14  yrs. 

Jacob  Sechler's  wife,  45  yrs. 
Lawrence  Creamer. 
Adam  Renner. 


284 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


  — .  Catharine  Reeas. 

 .  Old  Mr.  Kern. 

  — .  Jacob  Gerhard's  child,  8  yrs. 

  — .  David  Frantz. 

  — .  Wm.  Gerhard's  child,  3  yrs. 

Aug.    9.  Philip  Fluck's  child,  3  yrs. 

Aug.  12.  Henry  Ekel's  child,  1  yr. 

Aug.  13.  Henry  Drumbouer's  child,  12  yrs. 

Aug.  15.  George  Sendey's  child,  3  yrs. 

Aug.  16.  Widow  Stoll,  74  yrs. 

Aug.  20.  F.  Housekeeper's  child,  2  yrs. 

Aug.  29.  Elizabeth  Ott,  44  yrs. 

Sept.    1.  Benner's  child,  2  mos. 

Sept.    2.  Widow  Ott,  78  yrs. 

Sept.    4.  Henge's  child,  2  yrs. 

Sept,    6.  Philip  Hertzel,  5  yrs. 

Sept.    8.  Catharine  Hertzel,  2  yrs. 

Sept.  10.  Matthias  Housekeeper's  child,  2  yrs. 

Sept.  15.  Henry  Fuhrman,  70  yrs.,  3  wks. 

Sept.  21.  George  Silvius,  33  yrs. 

Oct.     5.  Widow  Silvius,  67  yrs. 

Oct.     8.  Widow  Lechner,  68  yrs. 

Oct.    12.  Robert  Johnson's  child. 

Oct.    15.  Catharine  Roudenbush,  81  yrs.,  2  mos.,  6  d. 

Oct.    21.  Barbara  Mayer,  58  yrs. 

Oct.    23.  Philip  Bernt's  wife,  68  yrs. 

Oct.    30.  Susanna  Stout,  16  yrs. 

Nov.    1.  Franciscus  Sechler,  9  yrs. 


1823. 

Jan.  1.  Paul  Frantz,  61  yrs. 

Jan.  5.  Apollonia  Rool,  86  yrs.,  10  mos.,  3  d. 

Jan.  20.  Henry  Fluck,  45  yrs. 

Jan.  21.  Miss  Fassbender. 

Jan.  17.  Joseph  Dreisbach's  son,  14  yrs. 

Feb.  22.  Casper  Johnson's  child. 

  — .  Jacob  Heany's  child,  8  mos.,  24  d. 

  — .  John  Blyler. 

  — .  Christian  Ott's  child,  8  mos.,  2  d. 

  — .  Jacob  Spees,  21  yrs.,  7  mos.,  5  d. 

  — .  John  Ott,  7  yrs.,  2  mos.,  8  d. 

  — .  Widow  Spees. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records, 


  — .   Jacob  Sechler,  19  yrs.,  2  mos. 

  — .    Adam  Gerhard's  child,  3  yrs. 

  -— .    Paul  Herzel's  child,  2  wks.,  3d. 

  — .    Sebastian  Althouse,  . 

  — .    Jacob  Wasser,  77  yrs.,  1  mo. 

  — .    David  Mumbauer's  child, 

  — .   A.  Bernd's  child. 

Oct.     3.    D.  Mumbouer's  child. 

—. —  — .    Thomas  Housekeeper's  child. 

  Widow  Hoffert. 

  — .    Christian  Doll,  75  yrs. 

  — .    John  Heffelfinger. 

  — .    Henry  Gerhard's  child. 

Oct.    12.    Old  Coonser. 

Dec.     1.    Hannah  Ziegler,  30  yrs. 

Dec.     9.   Peter  Ratzel,  16  yrs. 

  — .    Philip  Fluck's  child,  8  mos.,  18  d. 

Dec.  18.    Jacob  Drumbouer's  wife,  70  yrs. 
Dec.  20.    Henry  Althouse,  48  yrs. 
Dec.  22.   Old  Widow  Wasser. 

1824. 

Jan.     3.    George  Maugel,  70  yrs.,  8  mos. 

  — .    Widow  Shipe. 

  — .    Jacob  Gerhard's  son. 

Apr.  23.    Maria  Wambold,  26  yrs. 

  — .    Jacob  Swarz's  child. 

June  27.    Margaret  Shellenberger,  66  yrs. 
July  19.    George  Sholl,  75  yrs. 

  — .    Samuel  Mayer's  child. 

Sept.    3.    Aaron  Hendrick's  child. 
Sept.    5.    Jacob  Lee,  58  yrs. 

1825. 

Jan.   21.    Peter  Ott's  wife,  44  yrs. 

Jan.  23.    Jacob  Haine's  wife. 

Feb.     4.    John  Hetrick. 

Feb.   11.    Henry  Shipe's  child. 

Mar.  30.    Matilda  Senn,  8  yrs. 

May  13.    Jacob  Henge's  child,  6  mos. 

June    7.    Catharine  Scheive,  24  yrs.,  4  mos.,  11  d. 

June  11.    Old  Salladay's  wife,  66  yrs. 

June  13.    Eve  Heller,  36  yrs. 


286 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


July  17.  Reuben  Gerhard,  12  yrs.,  2  d. 

July  27.  Maria  Sloop,  29  yrs. 

Sept.  18.  Michael  Scholl,  83  yrs.,  2  mos.,  12  d. 

Sept.  22.  Maria  Henge,  20  yrs. 

Oct.     3.  George  Heager's  child,  4  yrs.,  9  mos,,  12  d. 

Oct.    25.  Jacob  Hartman's  son,  7  yrs.,  7  mos. 

Oct.    30.  Jacob  Convers'  wife. 

Oct.    21.  Isaac  Heacock's  child,  3  yrs. 

Nov.  19.  George  Shellenberger's  wife,  30  yrs. 

Nov.  23.  Sarah  Mangel,  19  yrs. 

Dec.   13.  George  Henger's  child. 

Dec.  29.  Matthias  Hartman,  82  yrs.,  7  mos.,  7  d. 


1826. 

Jan.   31.  Veronica  Leidy,  70  yrs. 

Feb.  10.  Maria  Bernt,  24  yrs. 

Feb.  12.  Jacob  Sailaday.  19  yrs. 

Feb.  15.  Eve  Christina  Shellenberger,  66  yrs.,  3  mos. 

Mar.  31.  Old  John  Freed. 

May  17.  John  Shive's  son,  14  yrs.,  8  mos.,  15  d. 

June    4.  Abraham  Samsel,  60  yrs. 

July  13.  Joseph  Weissel's  child,  1  yr.,  9  mos. 

July  16.  Daniel  Follmer,  61  yrs.,  10  mos. 

July  24.  Daniel  Panebecker's  child,  1  yr.,  6  mos. 

Aug.    4.  Daniel  Panebecker's  child,  3  yrs.,  10  mos. 

Aug.  30.  Jacob  Ott,  86  yrs. 

Sept.   4.  Jesse  Thomas'  child,  6  yrs.,  2  mos.,  2  d. 

Sept.    5.  Jacob  Liester's  child,  2  yrs.,  2  mos.,  24  d. 

Oct.    13.  Salome  Bernt,  26  yrs. 

  — .  Peter  Stout's  child,  6  mos. 

Dec.  29.  Aaron  Ekel,  15  yrs.,  5  mos. 


1827. 

Feb.  13.  Paul  Frantz's  child,  10  mos. 

Feb.  15.  Elizabeth  Henge,  18  yrs.,  10  mos.,  13  d. 

Feb.  21.  Daniel  Rees,  22  yrs. 

Feb.  28.  Michael  Hoffert's  child,  11  mos. 

Mar.    5,  George  Gerhard,  23  yrs. 

Mar.    7.  Isaac  Hunsberger,  35  yrs. 

Mar.  29.  Samuel  Bollinger's  child,  2  wks. 

Apr.    8.  George  Heist's  child,  1  yr.,  4  mos. 

Apr.  11.  Simon  Gooker's  child,  3  wks. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records, 


287 


  — .  Fisher's  child,  5  wks. 

  — .  Widow  Wirebach's  son,  about  6  yra. 

  — .  Catharine  Seibel,  45  yrs. 

Oct.    13.  Peter  Mickly,  73  yrs. 

Oct.    24.  Peter  Bloom's  child,  7  mos. 

Nov.  13.  Charles  Roeller's  child,  1  yr.,  3  mos. 

Dec.     3.  Abr.  Cressman's  wife,  66  yrs.,  10  d. 

Dec.     9.  Jacob  Groff's  child,  2  yrs. 

Dec.  12.  Sarah  Margold,  24  yrs. 

Dec.  14.  Henry  Hertzel,  57  yrs.,  10  mos. 

^  Dec.  29.  Frederick  Fluck,  40  yrs. 

1828. 

Jan.   13.    John  Althouse,  S4  yrs.,  8  d. 

Jan.   14.    John  Frederick,  90  yrs.,  10  mos.,  5  d. 

Jan.   22.    Christian  Keil,  38  yrs. 

Mar.    5.    Mary  May  Weissel,  29  yrs. 

Feb.     8.    Maria  Watz,  27  yrs. 

Mar.  19.    Samuel  Leidy's  child,  4  wks. 

Mar.  20.    Jesse  Frantz's  child,  6  wks. 

Mar.  21.    Jacob  Solliday,  17  yrs. 

May    2.    Joseph  Mast's  child,  1  yr.,  7  mos. 

May  20.    Barbara  Gerhard,  24  yrs.,  3  mos.,  10  d. 

June  21.    Susan  Ott,  33  yrs.,  5  mos. 

July  15.    Maria  Snyder,  35  yrs.,  5  mos. 

July  22.    Susanna  Klein,  34  yrs.,  4  mos..  16  d. 

July  23.    Michael  Sees,  55  yrs.,  6  mos.,  14  d. 

July  24.    Elizabeth  Haupt,  75  yrs.,  10  mos.,  11  d. 

July  27.    Henry  Cope,  6(4  yrs.,  5  mos.,  4  d. 

Aug.  25.    Peter  Kern,  53  yrs.,  2  mos.,  15  d. 
Aug.  30.    Isaac  Gerhard,  52  yrs. 

Sep.   11.    George  Herr,  35  yrs. 

Sep.   12.    Widow  Welker,  88  yrs.,  2  mos.,  6  d. 

Sep.    13.    John  Yost's  child,  2  mos. 

Sep.   16.    Barbara  Conrad,  47  yrs. 

Sep.    17.    Michael  Colp's  child,  1  yr.,  9  mos. 

  — .    John  Rinker,  68  yrs. 

 — .    Jacob  Herwig,  79  yrs. 

Oct.    25.    Elizabeth  Fluck,  15  yrs. 

Nov.  12,    George  Mitman,  41  yrs.,  2  mos.,  3  d. 

Nov.  26.    Enosh  Henge,  23  yrs. 

Dec.  24.    Old  Widow  Eenner,  84  yrs. 


288  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 

Dec.   26.   Abr.  Herzel's  ch  Id. 

Dec.   28,    Henry  Gerhard's  child,  3  wks. 

Dec.  28.   Isaac  Cressman's  child,  1  yr. 

1829. 

Jan,     9.  John  Hartman,  58  yrs. 

Feb.  19.  John  Ott's  wife,  74  yrs.,  10  mos. 

Mar.  25.  Jacob  Dee's  child,  5  mos. 

Mar.  29.  Widow  Copley,  91  yrs.,  7  mos.,  3  d. 

Apr.     5.  Widow  Salladay,  75  yrs. 

Apr.     9.  Widow  Benner,  81  yrs. 

Apr.  15.  Lydia  Frantz,  38  yrs. 

Apr.  16.  Old  Emig's  wife. 

May  11.  Sarah  Weissel,  55  yrs. 

May  15.  Hannah  Housekeeper,   . 

July    7.  Anthony  Shipe,  28  yrs. 

July  14.  Jacob  Roedline's  wife,  69  yrs. 

July  15.  Jacob  Sholl,  28  yrs. 

July  21.  Samuel  Wright's  child,  1  yr.,  4  mos. 

July  24.  Philip  Shive,  39  yrs.,  3  mos. 

Aug.  27.  John  Gerhard,  75  yrs. 

Sept.    3.  Henry  Hertzel,  22  yrs. 

Sept.  12.  Elizabeth  Senn,  33  yrs. 

Sept.  20.  Christian  Drumbour's  child,  2  yrs. 

Ck;t    11.  Jacob  Gerhard,  78  yrs. 

Nov.    4.  Benj.  Weil's  child,  3  wks. 

  — .  Abr.  Ott's  wife,  37  yrs. 

1830. 

Jan.     6.  Old  Ruchstele's  daughter,  29  yrs. 

Jan.   17.  Henry  Barthalomew's  daughter,  12  yrs. 

Jan.   20.  John  Shive's  child,  4  yrs. 

June  20.  Abr.  Fluck's  child,  13  mos. 

June  22.  Benj.  Becker's  child,   . 

July    9.  Old  Millan,  82  yrs. 

May  22.  Jacob  Pollmer's  child,  about  2  yrs. 

May  26.  Henry  W^eissel,  68  yrs. 

Aug.  12.  George  Hartman's  child,  10  mos. 

Aug.  14.  George  Roudenbush's  child,  2  yrs.,  10  mos. 

Aug.  29.  Mr.  Geesse's  child,  1  yr.,  6  mos. 

Oct    10.  Adam  Kern,  80  yrs.,  10  mos.,  19  d. 

Nov.  24.  Salome  Klein,  48  yrs.,  6  mos.,  21  d. 

Dec.   11.  Enosh  Hendrick's  child,  1  yr.,  9  mos. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records.  289 
1831. 

Jan.     9.  Isaac  Ruber's  child,  1  yr.,  7  mos.,  8  d. 

Feb.     8.  Elizabeth  Maugel,  52  yrs. 

Mar.  26.  Henry  Dreisbach's  child,  4  yrs.,  4  mos. 

Apr.     1.  Jacob  Wiedenmayer,  49  yrs. 

Apr.     3.  John  Gerhard's  child,  2  yrs. 

Apr.  17.  Samuel  Yost's  child,  9  yrs. 

May     8.  Catharine  Krouthammel,  50  yrs. 

May  20.  David  Mumbauer's  child. 

Aug.  30.  Widow  Shive,  78  yrs. 

Sept.  13.  Magdalena  Frederick,  34  yrs. 

Sept.  12.  Samuel  Sechler's  child, 

Sept.  12.  Samuel  Steven's  child. 

Sept.  17.  Henry  Gerhard's  child. 

Sept.  21.  Peter  Stout's  son. 

Sept.  23.  Anthony  Emig's  child. 

Sept.  29.  Thomas  Seller's  child. 

Oct.     5.  Michael  Ziegler. 

Nov.  27.  Michael  Colp,  about  80  yrs. 

Dec.     8.  Henry  Miller's  wife,  38  yrs. 

1832. 

Jan.     2.  William  Hertzel's  child,  1  wk. 

Jan.     5.  John  Adam  Hoover,  38  yrs. 

Jan.   20.  Patrick  Rhoack's  child. 

Feb.     2.  Catharine  Creamer,  36  yrs. 

Feb.     7.  John  Ott,  about  75  yrs. 

Feb.   21.  Susanna  Berger,   . 

Feb.   23.  John  Gerhard,  35  yrs. 

Mar.  31.  Frederick  Rohr,  about  75  yrs. 

Apr.     3.  Maria  Hunsberger,  70  yrs. 

Apr.    8.  Daniel  Housekeeper,  56  yrs. 

July  20.  Enosh  Drumbor's  child,  1  mo.,  2  wks. 

Oct.     2.  Carolus  Sheilenberger,  82  yrs. 

Oct.     9.  Jacob  Shellenberger's  child,  1  yr. 

Oct.    22.  Catharine  Fluck,  83  yrs. 

Oct.    26.  Clara  Sies,  94  yrs.,  8  mos.,  16  d. 

Nov.    4.  Frederick  Fluck,  72  yrs.,  6  mos. 

Nov.  — .  Elizabeth  Seibel,  77  yrs.,  6  mos. 

Nov.  14.  Matthew  Jordan's  w^fe,  33  yrs.,  5  mos.,  15  d. 

Dec.   17.  John  Angeny's  child,  3  yrs. 

Dec.   18.  Peter  Gerhard's  child,  3  yrs. 

Dec.     8.  George  Frederick,  56  yrs. 


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The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


1833. 


Jan,  20.  Joseph  Mees'  child,  2  yrs. 

Jan.   26.  Juliaa  E.  Laux,  82  yrs.,  10  mos.,  10  d. 

Febr.  11.  Sarah  Anne  Jacoby,  17  yrs.,  3  mos.,  20  d. 

Mar.    7.  Tobias  Bissey's  child,  . 

Mar.  24.  Dr.  Lunn's  child,  . 

Mar.  26.  Israel  Althouse,  17  yrs. 

Mar.  29.  John  Shissler's  child,  1  yr.,  5  mos. 

Mar.  31.  Aaron  Hendrick's  child,  1  yr.,  7  mos. 

Apr.     1.  Aaron  Hendrick's  child,  5  yrs.,  6  mos. 

Apr.    4.  Elizabeth  Rosenberger,  26  yrs,,  7  mos.,  13  d. 

Apr.  10.  George  Convere's  son,  about  11  yrs. 

Apr.  24.  Samuel  Ott's  child,  3  yrs. 

Apr.  25.  Jesse  Lunn's  child,  9  yrs. 

Apr.  26.  Peter  Gerhard's  child,  3  yrs. 

May  25.  Samuel  Shelley's  daughter,  15  yrs.,  8  mos. 

  — .  Conrad  Mitman,  70  yrs. 

  — .  Mr.  Marckley's  child,   . 

Aug.  15.  Old  Rohr,  . 

  — •  J.  Benner's  child,  . 


Jan.  19,  Jacob  Heange's  child,  11  yrs.,  7  mos. 

Jan.  23,  John  Fluck's  child,  9  yrs.,  6  mos.,  20  d. 

Jan.  30.  Philip  Fluck,  49  yrs. 

Feb.  8.  George  Leidy's  child.  4  mos.,  9  d.  (of  smallpox). 

Mar.  26.  John  Swartz,  69  yrs. 

Apr.  4.  Abraham  Young,  36  yrs. 

Apr.  25.  Jacob  Leidy,  75  yrs.,  3  mos.,  2  d. 

Apr.  28.  Jacob  Klinker's  child,  10  mos. 

Apr.  30.  Jacob  Stout,  72  yrs. 

July  — .  Samuel  Mangel's  child,   . 

  — .  John  Allebach's  wife,  . 

  — .  George  Frantz,  38  yrs. 

Aug.  24.  Matilda  Renner,  5  yrs. 

  — .  Henry  Dreisbach's  child,  5  wks. 


Oct.  29. 

Nov.  3. 

Dec.  — . 

Dec.  — . 


C.  Clark's  child,  . 

S.  Kidney's  child,  . 

Henry  Ott,  59  yrs. 


Peter  Gerhard,  56  yrs. 

John  Diese's  child,  11  yrs.,  7  mos. 

Joseph  Frederick,  37  yrs.,  7  mos. 


1834. 


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291 


Sept.    9.  Sophia  Stoll,   . 

Sept.  20.  Abr.  Creamer's  child.  6  mos. 

Sept.  21.  David  Fluck's  child,  6  yrs. 

Sept.  23.  John  Hoot's  child,  1  yr.,  6  mos. 

Sept.  28.  Thomas  Gaubel's  wife,  26  yrs. 

Sept.  29.  Samuel  Eckel's  wife,  26  yrs. 

Oct.     3.  Anna  Maria  Hoover,  81  yrs.,  2  d. 

Oct.     4.  Solomon  Nunemaker's  son,  18  yrs.,  6  mos.,  2  d. 

Oct.    14.  Jacob  Rees,  35  yrs. 

Oct.    17.  Jonas  Hoot,  27  yrs.,  2  mos. 

Oct.    17.  John  Shessler,  96  yrs.,  7  mos.,  21  d. 

Oct.    18.  Henry  Fassbnener,  83  yrs.,  6  mos.,  8  d. 

Nov.    1.  Reuben  Sellenberger,  11  yrs.,  4  mos.,  7  d. 

Nov.    2.  Michael  Colp's  child,  2  mos.,  23  d. 

Nov.    7.  Henry  Wissmer's  child,   . 

Nov.    9.  Samuel  Hertzel's  child,  2  yrs.,  4  mos. 

Nov.  11.  "Widow  Tressler,  71  yrs. 

Nov.  21.  John  Hoot,  65  yrs.,  6  mos.,  12  d. 

Nov.  18.  Andrew  Bartholomew,  55  yrs.,  4  mos. 

Dec.  — .  Peter  Heager,  about  65  yrs. 

Dec.  — .  Henry  Shive's  child. 


1835. 

Apr.     6.  Widow  Mitman,  65  yrs. 

Apr.  29.  Widow  Hartman,  87  yrs.,  1  mo. 

May  21.  Joseph  Hilligas,  27  yrs. 

May  25.  Joseph  Hilligas's  child.  1  yr.,  4  mos. 

June  28.  Daniel  Stout,  77  yrs. 

  — .  Henry  Renner's  child,  . 

1836. 

Jan.     3.  Christian  Hetrick's  child,  10  yrs. 

Jan.   14.  Michael  Hetrick's  child,   . 

Jan.   22.  Elizabeth  Diehl,  29  yrs. 

Feb.  15.  George  Prantz,  75  yrs.,  7  mos.,  3  d. 

Feb.     2.  Abr.  Stahler's  child,  3  yrs. 

Apr.  — .  Philip  Reese's  child,  2  yrs. 

  — .  Anna  Creamer,  70  yrs. 

May  — .  Old  Jacob  Allum's  wife,  81  yrs. 
May    8.  Saulus  Siebel,  13  years. 
May  20.  Widow  Rees,  about  65  years. 
June  — .  Tobias  Gerhard's  wife,  43  yrs. 
  — .  Hannah  Watz,  35  yrs. 


292 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


  — .  Christian  Hetrich,  . 

Oct.  2.  Abraham  Gerhard,  48  yrs. 

Oct,  18.  Charles  Afflerbach,  25  yrs.,  6  mos.,  4  d. 

Nov.  15.  Enosh  Erdman's  child,  9  mos. 

  — .  Henry  Weissel's  child,  1  yr.,  3  mos.,  3  wks.,  1  d. 

  — .  Widow  Roth,  78  yrs. 

  — .  Robert  Stonebach's  child,  3  wks. 

  — .  Henry  Gerhard's  child,  2  yrs, 

  — .  Eli  Hoot,  70  yrs. 

Dec.  31.  Thomas  Housekeeper,  48  yrs. 

1837. 

Jan,     1.    Rachel  Housekeeper,  86  yrs. 

  — .    William  Satcher,  24  yrs. 

Jan.     5.  Widow  Hoot,  70  yrs. 

Jan.   23.    Widow  Gerhard,  about  64  yrs. 

Feb.     3.  Margaret  Bissy,  62  yrs. 

Feb.     7.  Christian  Housekeeper's  child,  3  wks. 

Feb.   12.  John  Hertzel,  68  yrs. 

Feb.  23.  Widow  Shellenberger,  74  yrs. 

Feb.  24.  Elizabeth  Sellers,  30  yrs.,  2  mos.,  8  d. 

Mar.    7.  Charles  Levi's  child,  6  mos. 

Mar.  14.  Andrew  Bernt's  wife,  about  42  yrs. 

Apr,     6.  Jacob  Schliver's  child,  9  mos.,  1  d. 

Apr.     9.  Elizabeth  Albright,  44  yrs.,  10  mos.,  3  d. 

Apr.  11.  Jacob  Schliver,  67  yrs.,  4  mos. 

Apr.  14.  Jonas  Althouse's  child,  9  mos. 

Apr.  19.  Jacob  Rees,  son,  7  yrs.,  3  mos. 

Apr.  29.  Peter  Lewis,  82  yrs.,  3  mos. 

Aug.  17.  Rachel  Frederick,  19  yrs.,  3  wks. 

  — •  Leonna  Heist,  18  yrs, 

  — •  Henry  Drumbouer,  45  yrs. 

  — .  John  Hertzel,  60  yrs. 

Sept.  17.  Matthew  Housekeeper,  48  yrs. 

  — .  Abraham  Been,  58  yrs. 

  — •  Abraham  Shipe,  78  yrs. 

  Michael  Ott's  child. 

  — .  Samuel  Fluck's  child. 

Oct.    20.  Frederick  Scholl,  58  yrs.,  6  mos. 

Oct.    24.  Sarah  Davis,  26  yrs.,  4  mos. 

Oct.    28.  Samuel  Fluck's  child,  2  wks. 

Nov.    4.  Anna  Wissmer,  33  yrs.,  4  mos. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


293 


Nov. 
Dec. 
Dec. 
Dec. 


17. 
10. 
13. 
22. 


Susanna  Geres,  74  yrs.,  10  mos.,  22  d. 
Abraham  Kichline,  85  yrs. 
William  Jones'  wife,  32  yrs. 
George  AfElerbach,  65  yrs. 


1838. 


Jan.     8.  Michael  Creamer's  child,  8  yrs.,  1  mo. 

Jan.     9.  Christina  Rool,  64  yrs.,  16  d. 

  — .  Henry  Hertzel's  wife. 

Feb.   15.  Anna  Hackman,  5  yrs.,  10  mos.,  21  d. 

Feb.   19.  Philip  Fluck,  56  yrs. 

Feb.   29.  Samuel  Shellenberger's  son,  11  yrs.,  4  mos.,  23  d. 

Mar.    4.  Tillman  Martin  Temple,  6  yrs.,  11  mos.,  4  d. 

Mar.    6.  John  Hetrick's  child,  3  yrs. 

Mar.  18.  Catharine  Colp,  17  yrs.,  3  mos.,  4  d. 

Mar.  21.  Widow  White,  91  yrs.,  4  mos.,  6  d. 

Apr.     4.  Old  Sheetz's  wife,  74  yrs.,  4  mos.,  10  d. 

Apr.     5.  Frank  Hertzel,  5  yrs.,  3  mos.,  25  d. 

Apr.  11.  Thomas  Sholl's  son,  2  yrs.,  7  d. 

Apr.  13.  Enosh  Drumbore's  son,  4  yrs.,  3  mos. 

Apr.  15.  Henry  Hetrich,  71  yrs. 

Apr.  22.  Jacob  Seller's  child,  6  yrs. 

Apr.  24.  Fred  Hoover's  child,  4  mos. 

June    8.  Jacob  Diese,  34  yrs. 

June  11.  Alpheus  Nunemaker,  27  yrs. 

July    5.  Magdalena  Ekel,  65  yrs. 

July  10.  David  Stahler's  wife,  29  yrs. 

July  11.  Michael  Walter,  61  yrs. 

July  27.  John  Ekel,  66  yrs.,  2  mos. 

Aug.    2.  Henry  Weissel's  child,  5  yrs. 

Aug.    8.  Joseph  Hetrick's  child,  10  mos. 

Aug.  15.  Mary  Ott,  61  yrs.,  11  mos. 

Aug.  23.  Thomas  Frederick's  child,   . 

Aug.  24.  Thomas  Frederick's  child,  2  yrs.,  7  mos. 

Aug.  29.  John  Frantz's  child,  2  yrs. 

Aug.  30.  John  Sorwer's  child,  4  yrs.,  11  mos.,  12  d. 

Sept    5.  Jacob  Heange's  child,  2  yrs. 

Sept.    9.  John  Angeney's  child,  3  yrs. 

Sept.  10.  John  Widenmeyer's  child,  12  yrs. 

Sept  12.  John  Adam  Dorn,  63  yrs. 

Sept  16.  Mary  Weissel,  67  yrs. 

Sept  22.  John  Weidemeyer's  child,  2  yrs. 


294 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Sept.  24.  John  Leidy,  58  yrs.,  6  mos.,  13  d. 

Oct.     3.  Christine  Clemer's  child,  2  yrs. 

Oct.    16.  Paul  Hertzel,  62  yrs.,  11  mos. 

Oct.    18.  Absalom  Markel's  child,  5  mos. 

Oct.    19.  Samuel  Follmer,  29  yrs.,  5  mos. 

Nov.    2.  Barbara  Fluck,  67  yrs. 

Nov.    7.  Henry  Mitman's  son,  10  yrs.,  3  mos.,  3  d. 

Nov.  20.  Old  Widow  Hertzel,  76  yrs. 

Dec.   13.  Henry  Hertzel,  50  yrs.,  5  mos. 

Dec.   17.  Jacob  Sholl's  wife,  54  yrs.,  5  mos.,  20  d. 

1839. 

Jan.   14.  Old  Widow  Eckert,  S3  yrs. 

Jan.   15.  William  Luken's  child,  1  wk. 

Jan.   16.  Frederick  Kern's  wife,  65  yrs. 

Jan.   21.  Peter  Neess'  wife,  46  yrs. 

Apr.     4.  Henry  Weissel's  wife,   . 

Apr.  18.  Conrad  Shellenberger,  85  yrs.,  7  mos.,  2  d. 

June    2.  Abraham  Gerhard's  wife,  . 

J^ly  — •  Christian  Housekeeper's  child,  1  yr.,  4  mos.,  11  d. 

  — .  William  Kidney,  42  yrs. 

  — .  Abr.  Stahler's  child,   . 

Apr.  — .  Martin  Althouse,  58  yrs. 

  — .  Michael  Haeger's  child,   

Sept    6.  John  Sorwer's  child,  . 

  — .  Old  John  Bender,  76  yrs. 

  — •  Joseph  Maugel's  child,   . 

Nov.  10.  Laux's  child,  2  yrs. 

Nov.  12.  Michael  Eckert,  62  yrs. 

Nov.  24.  Old  Henry  Frederick,  75  yrs. 

Dec.  — .  John  Thomas'  wife,  21  yrs.,  8  mos. 

Dec.   25.  Jacob  Hartman,  62  yrs. 


1840. 

Febp.  — .  Mary  Anne  Yerger,  2  yrs.,  4  mos. 

  — .  Michael  Colp's  child,  3  yrs. 

  — .  Jacob  Fetter,  54  yrs. 

  — .  Jesse  Wambold's  child,  2  yrs. 

  Fred  Ott,'  64  yrs. 

  — .  Jacob  Heange,  65  yrs. 

 — •  Jacob  Yost's  son,  24  yrs. 

— —  — .  Mr.  Reeser,  68  yrs. 


Tohickoyi  Reformed  Records.  295 

p  •— —  — .  Jolm  Follmer's  wife,  37  yrs. 

I    — .  Adam  Ziegenfus,  64  yrs.,  6  mos.,  2  wks. 

I    — .  Jacob  Weidenmeyer's  son,  10  yrs.,  3  mos. 

Aug.  26.  Jesse  Dubs'  child,  3  wks. 

Aug.  26.  Jacob  Sorwer,  23  yrs.,  5  mos.,  12  d. 

  — .  Widow  "Wert,  75  yrs. 

  — .  Mrs.  Drumbauer,  65  yrs. 

  — .  Mr.  Lewis'  child,  2  yrs. 

  Mr.  Hilligas,  26  yrs. 

  — .  Henry  Herman,  70  yrs. 

1841. 

Jan.     2.    Sarah  Leidy,  38  yrs. 
^.  Jan.     9.    Catharine  Frantz,  68  yrs. 

J  Jan.   15.    Philip  Rees,  40  yrs.,  9  mos.,  15  d. 

^  Jan.   18.    Frederick  Esterline,  81  yrs.,  9  mos.    (He  was  blind  76 

yrs.) 

Jan.   20.  Christian  Housekeeper,  1  yr.,  3  mos.,  3  wks.,  6  d. 

Jan.   27.  Tobias  Sholl,  66  yrs.,  21  d. 
(7  months  no  funeral.) 

J  Aug.  30.  Catharine  Bartholomew,  19  yrs.,  3  mos.,  7  d. 

Oct.     1.  Jacob  Stoll,  72  yrs. 

Oct.     3.  Adam  Sherer's  wife,  25  yrs. 

Oct.     6.  Mary  Diehl,  69  yrs. 

Oct.    10.  Charlotte  Herr,  77  yrs.,  9  mos.,  15  d. 

Nov.  14.  John  Groff,  83  yrs. 

Dec.     4.  John  Nees.  81  yrs. 

Dec.     6.  Samuel  Worman,  25  yrs. 

Dec.     8.  John  Rudy,  28  yrs.,  6  mos.,  11  d. 

Dec.     9.  John  Fluck,  91  yrs.,  3  mos.,  10  d. 

Dec.   10.  Anna  Maria  Kern,  85  yrs.,  10  mos.,  28  d. 

Dec.   11.  Levi  Althouse,  19  yrs.,  7  mos.,  28  d, 

Dec.  24.  Barbara  Maurer,  21  yrs.,  3  mos. 

1842. 

Jan.  5.  Henry  Hartzel's  child,  4  mos.,  17  d. 

Jan.  5.  Jacob  ShoU's  child,  3  mos.,  27  d. 

Jan.  8.  Henry  Button's  child,  6  mos.,  16  d. 

Jan.  9.  Christian  Yost,  82  yrs.,  4  mos. 

Jan.  9.  John  Frantz's  child,  10  mos.,  20  d. 

Feb.  1.  Abraham  Steever,  65  yrs.,  1  d. 

Feb.  6.  Isaac  Gerhard,  31  yrs.,  6  mos.  less  6  d. 

Feb.  7.  Sophia  Frantz,  43  yrs.,  10  mos.,  25  d. 

Feb.  10.  Enosh  Dorn's  son,  2  yrs.,  7  mos. 


296 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Feb.  21.    Michael  Klup's  child,  1  yr.,  2  mos.,  13  d. 
Mar.    3.    Elizabeth  Drumbore,  17  yrs. 

Mar.    5.    Old  Gotshalk  and  wife,  88  yrs.  and  wife  79  yrs.  in  one 
grave. 

;        Mar.    7.    Sarah  Anna  Troxel,  2  yrs.,  5  mos.,  1  d. 

Mar,  15.   William  Amey's  wife,  31  yrs.,  6  inos. 

Mar.  19.    Henry  Weissel,  46  yrs.,  1  mo.,  7  d. 

Mar.  24.    John  Althouse's  wife,  22  yrs. 

May  22.    Henry  Stonebach,  20  yrs. 
I  May  27.    David  Shell's  wife,  29  yrs. 

j  May  30.    John  Heager,  24  yrs. 

1  June  12.    Samuel  Soliday,  26  yrs. 

June  25.    William  Read's  child,  2  yrs.,  6  mos. 

July    2.    Isaac  Shive's  child,  6  mos.,  2  d. 

July    3.    Old  Widow  Robert,  . 

July  28.    Wm.  Thompson,  about  35  yrs. 

July  2S.    Henry  Fuhrman's  wife.  50  yrs. 

Aug.  17.    Simon  Gooker's  wife,  23  yrs. 

Sept.    8.    Abr.  Stout,  32  yrs. 

Sept.    9.    Elizabeth  Creamer,  51  yrs. 

Sept.  15.    John  Lutz's  wife,  27  yrs. 

Sept.  17.    Anna  Maria  Laux,  68  yrs.,  10  mos. 

Oct.     7.    Conrad  Althouse,  55  yrs. 

Oct.     7.   Henry  Ekel,  8  yrs. 

Oct.     8.    Jesse  Frantz,  20  yrs.,  8  mos. 

Oct.    24.    Jacob  Rouse's  wife,  78  yrs. 

Oct.    26.    John  Heange's  da.,  10  yrs. 

Oct.    31.    Daniel  Shellenberger,  43  yrs.,  5  mos.,  21  d. 

Nov.  21.    Widow  Heager,  69  yrs.,  8  mos.,  10  d. 

Nov.  25.    Elizabeth  Rudy,  54  yrs.,  14  d. 

Dec.     2.    Jonas  Hartman,  34  yrs.,  2  mos.,  10  d. 

Dec.   12.    Benjamin  Shive,  23  yrs.,  8  mos. 

Dec.  27.    Jacob  Bartholomew,  54  yrs.,  6  mos.,  26  d. 
Dec.   30.    Daniel  Stoneback,  43  yrs.,  8  mos.,  20  d. 

1843. 

Jan.  24.  Sarah  Hertzel,  42  yrs.,  5  mos.,  20  d. 

Jan.  26.  Hannah  Schleifer,  41  yrs.,  11  mos.,  18  d. 

Feb.  2.  Samuel  Eckel,  40  yrs.,  2  mos. 

Feb.  12.  Elizabeth  Sheard,  35  yrs.,  3  mos.,  27  d. 

Feb.  13.  Hannah  Fluck,  81  yrs..  4  mos.,  12  d. 

Feb.  15.  Nicholas  Frantz,  92  yrs.,  19  d. 

Feb.  25.  Elias  Herr's  child,  10  mos.,  29  d. 


Mar.  3. 
Mar.  18. 

Mar.  22. 
Apr.  4. 
Apr.  14. 
Apr.  — . 
Apr.  24. 
May  18. 
June  11. 
June  13. 
June  29. 
June  30. 
July  — . 
Aug.  — . 
Aug.  23. 
Aug.  31. 
Sept.  1. 
Sept.  16. 
Sept.  17. 
Sept.  20. 
Oct.  10. 
Nov.  4. 
Nov.  9. 
Nov.  21. 
Nov.  22. 
Nov.  23. 
Nov.  24. 
Dec.  1. 
Dec.  25. 
Dec.  31. 


Jan.  7. 

Jan.  27. 

Feb.  21. 

Mar.  12. 

Mar.  13. 

Mar.  20. 

Mar.  21. 

Mar.  29. 

Apr.  3. 

Apr.  13. 

Apr.  15. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 

Maria  Ott,  75  yrs.,  4  mos. 
Enosh  Dorn's  son,  2  yrs.,  2  mos.,  10  d. 
Maria  Sbipe,  75  yrs.,  5  mos. 
Peter  Shipe,  65  yrs.,  1  mo.,  19  d. 
John  Frantz,  79  yrs.,  12  d. 
Abraham  Gerhard's  da.,  8  yrs. 
Walp's  child,  4  mos.,  10  d. 
Margaret  Creamer,  82  yrs.,  7  mos. 
Christian  Herr,  89  yrs. 
Sarah  Creamer,  22  yrs. 

John  Adam  Cressman's  wife,  63  yrs.,  8  mos.,  7  d. 

Elizabeth  Althouse,  32  yrs.,  3  mos.,  2  d. 

Benjamin  Salladay,  77  yrs.,  1  mo.,  4  d. 

Catharine  Maugel,  32  yrs. 

Old  Widow  Stout,  69  yrs. 

Henry  Snyder's  wife,  52  yrs.,  3  mos. 

Henry  Slyver's  wife,  78  yrs. 

John  Seller's  child,  2  mos.,  25  d. 

Old  Widow  Watz,  73  yrs. 

Catharine  Follmer,  69  yrs.,  4  mos. 

Levina  Shellenberger,  29  yrs.,  2  mos.,  11  d. 

Catharine  Keiper,  45  yrs.,  8  d. 

Daniel  Maugel,  84  yrs.,  8  mos. 

Sarah  Fauller,  83  yrs. 

Samuel  Saine's  child,  4  mos. 

Sarah  Stout,  S3  yrs. 

Henry  Shellenberger's  child,  4  mos. 

Enosh  Fassbenner,  17  yrs.,  8  mos.,  15  d. 

Michael  Sholl,  54  yrs.,  25  d. 

Lydia  Frantz,  18  yrs.,  10  mos. 


297 


1844. 

John  Creamer,  of  Montg.  Co.,  44  yrs., 
Henrietta  Harwig,  32  yrs.,  2  mos.,  24 
Enosh  Seller's  child,  4  yrs. 
Thomas  Frederick's  child,  13  d. 
Hannah  Hertzel,  57  yrs. 
Charles  Lunn,  20  yrs.,  2  d. 
Barbara  Shellenberger,  78  yrs. 
Catharine  Housekeeper,  80  yrs.,  25  d. 
William  Maugel,  49  yrs.,  1  mo. 
Jacob  Freed,  28  yrs. 
Jacob  Freed's  child,  1  yr.,  6  mos. 


mos.,  17  d. 


298 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Apr.  20.  Mr.  Blank,  25  yrs. 

July    1.  William  Corner's  da.,  19  yrs. 

July    3.  Widow  Snyder's  son,  3  yrs.,  2  mos. 

July  10.  T.  Loux's  son,  2  yrs. 

July  16.  John  Krouthammel's  wife,  64  yrs.,  5  mos. 

July  20.  Abr.  Been's  child,  8  d. 

July  28.  David  Mumbauer,  56  yrs.,  8  mos.,  26  d. 

Aug.    3.  Philip  Hartman,  72  yrs.,  9  mos.,  27  d. 

Aug.  14.  Adam  Sherer's  wife,  87  yrs. 

Aug.  17.  Enosh  Seller's  child,  2  yrs. 

Aug.  19.  Paul  Cope,  73  yrs. 

Aug.  20.  John  Ott's  son,  8  yrs. 

Aug.  21.  Isaac  Fellman's  child,  2  yrs. 

Aug.  30.  Old  Widow  Stout,  83  yrs.,  2  mos.,  13  d. 

Sept.    3.  Old  Isaac  Gerhard's  wife,  70  yrs. 

Sept.  25.  Reuben  Erdman,  4  yrs.,  9  mos. 

Sept.  25.  Barbara  Weil,  70  yrs. 

Sept.  18.  Henry  Boyer's  child,  3  mos.,  8  d. 

Oct.    16.  Mr.  Barche's  two  sons,  9  yrs.  and  5  yrs.,  Hilltown. 

Nov.  14.  Jonas  Roudenbusch,  6  yrs.,  7  wks.,  3  d. 

Dec.     2.  Daniel  Wittmer,  17  yrs.,  1  mo.,  3  d. 

Dec.  12.  Jonas  Gerhard,  32  yrs.,  2  mos. 

Dec.   16.  Thomas  Williams,  about  70  yrs. 

Dec.  20.  Susan  Mittman,  46  yrs.,  9  mos.,  24  d. 

Dec.  22.  Patrick  Roock's  child,  3  yrs. 

Dec.  26.  Theodore  Gerhard,  4  yrs.,  11  mos.,  20  d. 


1845. 

Jan.  4.  Allen  Althouse,  3  mos.,  12  d. 

Jan.  8.  Sarah  Klein,  42  yrs.,  4  mos.,  20  d. 

Jan.  11.  Jacobus  Augustus  Cope,  12  yrs.,  2  mos.,  5  d. 

Jan.  21.  Neander  Peixoto,  son  of  Rev.  Englebert  Peixoto,  2  yrs. 

4  mos.,  9  d. 

Jan.  29.  Martha  Mars,  5  yrs.,  1  mo.,  7  d. 

Jan,  29.  William  Heaney,  35  yrs.,  5  mos.,  15  d. 

Jan.  31.  Sarah  Jane  Buchecker,  2  yrs.,  2  mos,,  15  d. 

Feb.  1.  Old  Mother  Griffith,  about  80  yrs. 

Feb.  5.  Old  Mother  Rosenberger,  75  yrs. 

Feb.  7.  Samuel  Mayer,  75  yrs.,  11  mos.,  1  d. 

Feb.  8.  Enosh  Shearer's  child,  4  mos.,  3  weeks,  3  d. 

Feb.  14.  Isaac  Stoil's  child,  2  yrs. 

Feb.  20.  Thomas  Seller's  wife,  51  yrs.,  6  mos.,  5  d. 


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Mar.    2.  Samuel  Hartzel's  daughter,  15  yrs. 

Mar.    5.  Peter  Gerhard,  43  yrs. 

Mar.    3.  Aaron  Allem's  child,  3  yrs. 

Mar.  10.  Christian  Housekeeper,  35  yrs.,  9  mos.,  12  d. 

Mar.  11.  Joseph  Young,  14  yrs.,  3  mos.,  14  d. 

Mar.  18.  Maria  Fisher,  48  yrs.,  3  mos.,  20  d. 

Mar.  21.  Mr.  Billger's  3  sons,  in  one  grave. 

Apr.    3.  Widow  Housekeeper,  53  yrs. 

Apr.     5.  Andrew  Laux,  78  yrs. 

Apr.  11.  Thomas  Hartzel's  child,  2  mos. 

Apr.  15.  Widow  Eckert's  daughter,  7  yrs.,  10  mos.,  11  d. 

Apr.  17.  Henry  Albright's  child,  3  yrs.,  6  mos.,  2  wks.,  3  d. 

Apr.  20.  Elizabeth  Himmelright,  27  yrs.,  3  wks.,  2  d. 

Apr.  20.  Dr.  Charles  Everhard's  do.,  4  yrs.,  10  mos.,  18  d. 

Apr.  23.  Dr.  Charles  Everhard's  da.,  1  yr.  less  4  da. 

Apr.  25.  Michael  Walters,  2  yrs.,  7  mos. 

Apr.  25.  James  Dreisbach,  16  yrs.,  7  mos. 

May     7.  Thomas  Dungan's  child,  1  yr.,  8  d. 

May  16.  Samuel  Shive,  8  yrs.,  8  mos.,  20  d. 

May  16.  William  Shive,  5  yrs.,  6  mos.,  25  d. 

May  26.  Tobias  Frantz,  53  yrs,,  3  mos.,  27  d. 

May  27.  Anna  Margaret  Welker,  69  yrs,,  4  mos.,  25  d. 

May  28.  Elizabeth  Stoll,  71  yrs.,  1  mo.,  26  d. 

May  29.  George  Lambach,  about  67  yrs. 

June  14.  Mr.  Seachrist's  child,  1  yr.,  2  mos. 

June  27.  Elizabeth  Stout,  61  yrs.,  3  mos. 

July  17.  Widow  Penrose,  79  yrs,,  5  mos. 

July  18.  Henry  Hertzel,  83  yrs.,  11  mos. 

July  19.  Michael  Hertzel's  child,  1  yr.,  10  mos. 

July  22.  Philip  Dise,  74  yrs. 

Aug.  11.  John  Gehman's  child,  2  yrs. 

Aug.  13.  Old  Jacob  AUum,  86  yrs. 

Aug.  17.  David  Wieand's  child,  1  yr.,  5  mos. 

Aug.  24.  Joseph  Maugel's  child,  3  yrs.,  11  mos, 

Sept.  10.  Joseph  Maugel's  son,  5  yrs.,  1  mo,,  17  d. 

Sept.  22.  John  Kern,  65  yrs,,  9  mos,,  6  d. 

Sept.  26.  Samuel  Gehman,  about  78  yrs, 

Sept.  26.  Noah  Gerhard,  21  yrs,,  27  d. 

Oct.    13.  Charles  Sine,  32  yrs. 

Oct.    26.  Philip  Berger,  75  yrs. 

Nov.  24.  Sophia  Gerhard,  23  yrs.,  3  wks,,  5  d. 

Nov.  27.  Peter  Shive's  child,  2  mos. 


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Nov.  30.  Widow  Singmaster,  87  yrs.,  1  mo.,  5  d. 

Dec.  9.  Widow  Ott,  92  yrs.,  10  mos.,  25  d. 

Dec.  13.  Sarah  Yohney,  43  yrs.,  4  mos.,  16  d. 

Dec.  24.  Barbara  Wohnsitler,  80  yrs.,  7  mos.,  3  d. 


1846. 

Jan.  13.  Aaron  Allebach's  child,  13  d. 

Jan.  16.  Old  Widow  Young,  S3  yrs.,  2  mos.,  5  d. 

Jan.  20.  Anna  Barbara  Erdman,  79  yrs.,  22  d. 

Jan.  27.  Jacob  Groff's  son,  5  mos.,  10  d. 

Jan.  29.  Levi  Mickley's  daughter. 

Jan.  31.  John  Stover's  son,  16  yrs.,  2  mos.,  2  wks.,  4  d, 

Feb.  20.  John  Clemmer's  wife,  23  yrs. 

Mar.  2.  Charles  Thacher,  79  yrs.,  6  mos.,  5  d. 

Mar.  4.  Elizabeth  Schissler,  38  yrs.,  10  mos.,  22  d. 

Mar.  4.  John  Schissler's  son,  1  yr.,  8  mos,,  3  d. 

Mar.  6,  Jacob  Widener,  52  yrs.,  5  mos.,  13  d. 

Mar.  17.  Anna  Margaret  Drees,  79  yrs.,  4  mos.,  17  d. 

Mar.  19.  Mary  Magdalene  Fretz,  34  yrs.,  3  mos.,  12  d. 

Mar.  25.  John  Mayer,  83  yrs.,  7  mos.,  11  d. 

Mar.  26.  William  Reed,  46  yrs.,  1  mo.,  26  d. 

Mar.  29.  Old  Widow  Gerhard,  88  yrs.,  1  mo.,  20  d. 

Mar.  31.  Catharine  Swenk,  34  yrs.,  2  mos.,  19  d. 

Apr.  4.  George  Gerhard,  54  yrs.,  7  mos.,  28  d. 

Apr.  8.  Catharine  Frank,  45  yrs.,  11  mos.,  1  d. 

Apr.  17.  John  Althouse,  33  yrs.,  less  15  d. 

Apr.  18.  Henry  Frantz,  55  yrs.,  4  mos.,  24  d. 

May  17.  Franklin  Frantz,  21  yrs.,  9  mos.,  7  d. 

May  22.  Thomas  Leidy,  18  yrs.,  6  mos.,  6  d. 

June  4.  Anna  Frantz,  age  not  known. 

Aug.  1.  Samuel  Herr's  child,  2  yrs.,  6  mos.,  6  d. 

Aug.  6.  Hilarius  Dreisbach,  13  yrs.,  9  mos.,  28  d. 

Aug.  21.  Enosh  Gerhard's  child,  2  mos.,  2  wks.,  2  d. 

Aug.  22.  Elizabeth  Stout,  26  yrs.,  9  mos.,  3  d. 

Aug.  24.  Elizabeth  Heange,  about  68  yrs. 

Aug.  24.  Henry  Hertzel's  child,  7  mos.,  2  d. 

Sept.  2.  Jonas  Kern's  child,  1  yr.,  1  mo.,  17  d. 

Sept.  3.  Aaron  Hunsberger's  child,  1  yr.,  4  mos.,  16  d, 

Sept.  3.  Jesse  Nees's  child,  10  mos.,  21  d. 

Sept.  6.  Noah  Drumbore's  child. 

Sept.  7.  Jacob  Yeakel.  75  yrs.,  21  d. 

Sept.  17.  Andrew  Drumbore,  88  yrs.,  8  mos.,  15  d. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Sept.  21.  Jacob  Dreisbach,  about  84  yrs. 

Sept.  21.  Isaac  Stout,  21  yrs.,  on  the  day. 

Sept.  23.  John  Weidenmeyer's  child,  1  yr.,  6  mos. 

Sept.  26.  Elizabeth  Heager,  about  47  yrs. 

Sept.  27.  David  Weil,  14  yrs. 

Sept.  27.  Alfred  Weil,  8  yrs. 

Sept.  29.  William  Drumbore's  child,  6  mos. 

Sept.  30.  Rebekah  Weil,  47  yrs. 

Oct.     5.  John  Weidenmeyer's  child,  7  mos. 

Oct.    17.  Old  Widow  Deer,  about  88  yrs.,  Hilitown. 

Oct.    19.  David  Herr's  son,  9  yrs. 

Nov.    4.  Adam  Schreyer's  wife,  78  yrs. 

Nov.    9.  Magdalena  Kuhnser,  49  yrs.,  10  mos.,  12  d. 

Nov.  10.  Old  Widow  Fullmer,  77  yrs. 

Nov.  24.  Henry  Schleiffer,  88  yrs. 

Nov.  25.  Reuben  Worman,  31  yrs.,  9  mos.,  13  d. 

Nov.  28.  Christian  Allebach,  78  yrs. 

Nov.  29.  John  Jacob  Wechter,  84  yrs.,  9  mos. 

Dec.     5.  Abraham  Reiff,  80  yrs.,  of  Phila. 

Dec.     8.  Mary  M.  Maugel,  85  yrs. 

Dec.  10.  George  Sechler,  38  yrs.,  8  raos. 

Dec.  19,  Henry  Drumbore,  27  yrs.,  4  mos.,  8  d. 

Dec.  27.  John  Worman,  80  yrs.,  5  d. 


1847. 

Jan.     3.  Abraham  Stover,  84  yrs.,  4  mos.,  16  d. 

Jan.   21.  Philip  Scholl,  84  yrs.,  8  mos.,  26  d. 

Feb.     3.  Levi  Fluck's  child. 

Feb.  16.  Charles  Gerhard's  child,  8  mos.,  21  d. 

Feb.   17.  Maria  Hackman,  51  yrs.,  3  mos.,  10  d, 

Feb.     7.  Samuel  Moyer,  Sr.,  84  yrs. 

Mar.    5.  Leonard  Detweiler's  child,  2  mo.,  2  wks.,  2  d. 

Mar.    6.  Catherine  Nunemaker,  80  yrs.,  2  mos. 

Mar.  11.  John  Leh,  47  yrs.,  7  mos.,  2  d. 

Mar.  19.  John  Sellers,  56  yrs.,  4  mos. 

Mar.  14.  Samuel  Shelly,  53  yrs. 

Apr.     6.  Samuel  Fluck,  47  yrs.,  4  mos.,  12  d. 

Apr.  20.  John  Drach,  58  yrs.,  10  mos. 

Apr.  22.  Elizabeth  Gooker,  17  yrs.,  8  mos.,  12  d. 

Apr.  29.  John  Stover's  child,  1  yr. 

July    9.  William  Weil's  son,  2  yrs.,  6  mos.,  7  d. 

July  19.  Henry  Herzel's  son,  2  mos.,  20  d. 


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July  20.  Christianna  Meisler,  46  yrs.,  5  mos. 

July  21.  Hilary  Gerhard's  son,  2  yrs.,  6  mos.,  9  d. 

July  22.  Michael  Been's  son,  1  yr.,  4  mos. 

July  23.  Enosh  Klein's  son,  8  mos.,  21  d. 

July  24.  Hilary  Gerhard's  son,  4  yrs.,  7  mos.,  4  d. 

July  29.  Christian  Fluck,  51  yrs.,  4  mos.,  7  d. 

Aug.    1.  Andrew  Lock's  child,  about  1  yr. 

Aug.    4.  Seno  Weil's  child,  1  yr. 

Aug.  12.  Isaac  AfElerbach's  child,  about  1  yr. 

Aug.  13.  Jacob  Billger's  child,  1  yr.,  8  mos.,  8  d. 

Aug.  17.  Charles  Keil's  child,  1  yr.,  16  d. 

Aug.  17.  Sophia  Gerhard,  44  yrs.,  2  mos.,  13  d. 

Aug.  16.  Andrew  Lock's  son,  8  yrs. 

Aug.  29.  Jacob  Smith's  child,  1  yr.,  16  d. 

Aug.  31.  Simon  Frederick's  daughter,  6  yrs.,  1  mo.,  26  d. 

Aug.  31.  Simon  Frederick's  son,  3  yrs.,  7  mos.,  3  d, 

Sept.    1.  Michael  Herzel's  daughter,  10  yrs.,  9  mos. 

Sept.    2.  George  Heange,  79  yrs.,  2  mos.,  13  d. 

Sept.    7.  Samuel  Fluck's  child,  3  yrs.,  5  mos.,  5  d. 

Sept.    9.  Leonard  Creamer's  child,  3  yrs.,  9  mos.,  26  d. 

Sept.  10.  Samuel  Fluck's  child,  1  yr.,  8  mos.,  21  d. 

Sept.  19.  Henry  Hertzel.  56  yrs.,  7  mos.,  1  d. 

Sept.  21.  George  Maugel,  53  yrs.,  8  mos.,  2  d. 

Oct.     5.  Sarah  Keller,  20  yrs.,  5  mos.,  7  d. 

Oct.     6.  Laura,  da.  of  Rev.  Engeibert  Peixoto,  11  yrs.,  2  d. 

Oct.     8.  Jacob  Ratzel's  child,  about  3  wks. 


1848. 

Feb.     9.  Magdalene  Groff,  43  yrs.,  5  mos.,  10  d. 

Feb.  29.  Samuel  Weissel's  child,  3  mos.,  9  d. 

Mar.    8.  Samuel  Diehl's  child,  1  yr.,  6  mos.  less  5  d. 

Mar.  24.  Henry  Scholl's  child,  1  yr.,  5  mos. 

Mar.  25.  Reuben  Frederick's  child,  2  yrs.,  4  mos.,  9  d. 

Mar.  28.  Elizabeth  Schissler,  83  yrs.,  3  mos.,  28  d. 

Apr.    2.  Rebekah  Siegfried,  19  yrs.,  5  mos.,  22  d. 

Apr.  15.  Sarah  Keller,  4  yrs.,  4  mos.,  9  d. 

Apr.  15.  Samuel  Keller,  2  yrs.,  5  mos. 

  — .  George  Shellenberger,  62  yrs. 

May  15.  Mary  Lewis,  35  yrs.,  5  mos.,  7  d. 

June    1.  Susanna  Althouse,  56  yrs. 

June    2.  Eiias  Frederick's  child,  1  yr. 

June  — .  Abr.  Hertzel'a  wife,  62  yrs. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


June  — .  Solomon  Katz's  child,  2  yrs. 

June  — .  Elizabeth  Fluck,  70  yrs.,  3  mos. 

June    6.  Ellen  Woodward,  4  mos.,  8  d. 

June  20.  Henry  Hertzel's  child,  about  3  mos. 

July  26.  Frank  Hartman's  wife,  37  yrs.,  7  mos.,  13  d. 

Aug.    1.  Charles  Zellner,  78  yrs.,  9  mos.,  12  d. 

Aug.    3.  Abraham  Stout,  61  yrs.,  11  mos.,  14  d. 

Aug.  11.  Henry  Schellenberger,  86  yrs..  10  mos.,  2  d. 

Aug.  27.  Levi  Wessel's  child,  2  yrs.,  10  d. 

Aug.  30.  Melchonus  [!]  Hoover's  child,  1  yr.,  1  mo.,  25  d. 

Sept.  16.  Samuel  Heany's  child,  about  3  yrs. 

Sept.  23.  Hilarius  Senn,  about  35  yrs. 

Oct.    16.  Susan  Woodward,  19  yrs. 

Nov.  19.  Susanna  Creamer,  49  yrs. 

Nov.  20.  Lawrence  Kern,  52  yrs.,  2  mos.,  21  d. 

Dec.  19.  Catharine  Klein,  28  yrs.,  3  mos.,  11  d. 

Dec.   21.  Jane  Rebekah  Hedman,  10  yrs.,  6  mos.,  11  d. 


1849. 

Jan.     7.  Philip  Hartzel,  79  yrs.,  4  mos.,  Indianfield. 

Jan.   14.  Charles  Gerhard's  child,  7  mos.,  1  d.,  Flowertown. 

Jan.   28.  Jacob  Rool,  78  yrs.,  8  mos.,  16  d. 

Jan.   30.  Sarah  Tressler,  about  57  yrs. 

Feb.     2.  John  Andrew  Frantz,  13  yrs.,  4  mos.,  8*d. 

Feb.  11.  Peter  Althouse,  4  yrs.,  4  mos.,  18  d. 

Feb.  12.  Michael  Frederick,  80  yrs.,  3  mos.,  26  d. 

Feb.  13.  Balthasar  Moeller's  da.,  5  yrs.,  5  d. 

Feb.  21.  Maria  Wiegner,  about  26  yrs. 

Feb.  24.  Maria  Nees,  19  yrs.,  8  mos.,  21  d. 

Mar.  19.  Maria  Schellenberger,  19  yrs.,  5  mos.,  10  d. 

Mar.  20.  Diana  Troxel,  4  yrs.,  3  d.  less. 

Apr.  18.  Maria  Troxel,  2  yrs.,  6  mos.  less  1  d. 

May    6.  Old  Widow  Bedesman,  91  yrs.,  3  mos.,  7  d. 

June  12.  Mr.  Gold's  child,  about  9  mos. 

June  13.  Peter  Krouthamel's  child,  2  yrs.,  8  mos.,  11  d. 

July    1.  Hearing's  child,  3  yrs.,  6  mos. 

July    4.  Henrietta  Drumbouer,  33  yrs. 

July    7.  William  Hartzel's  child,  3  wks.,  4  d. 

July  28.  Elizabeth  Leidy,  66  yrs.,  3  mos.,  1  d. 

Aug.    2.  Catharine  Frederick,  85  yrs.,  6  mos.,  16  d. 

Aug.  13,  Amanda  Ott,  10  mos.,  1  d. 

Aug.  19.  Widow  Ott,  72  yrs.,  5  mos.,  6  d. 


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Aug.  20.  Margaret  Stout,  45  yrs.,  2  mos.,  21  d. 

Sept.    1.  Balthaser  Moeller's  son,  4  yrs. 

Sept.    5.  Michael  Ziegler's  child,  1  yr.,  1  mo. 

Sept.  14.  Jacob  Fellman's  wife,  44  yrs. 

Sept.  15.  Andrew  Walter's  wife,  67  yrs. 

Sept.  16.  Ephraim  Althouse's  child,  2  yrs.,  5  mos.,  2  d. 

Sept.  26.  Thomas  Thomas,  9  yrs.,  3  mos, 

Sept.  30.  John  Stauffer,  2  yrs.,  2  d. 

Oct.     3.  Morris  Leidy,  11  mos.,  10  d. 

Oct.    25.  Eliza  Blank,  30  yrs.,  28  d. 

Oct.    27.  Isaiah  Micklaus'  child,  17  d. 

  — .  Joseph  Stump,  about  80  yrs. 

Nov.    4.  Peter  Laux,  50  yrs.,  3  mos. 

Nov.    8.  William  More,  46  yrs.,  10  mos.;  14  d. 

Nov.  13.  David  Herr,  58  yrs.,  8  mos.,  29  d. 


1850. 

Jan.  21.  Isaac  Heacock,  55  3^-8.,  3  mos.,  21  d. 

Feb.     3.  Henry  Rosenberger,  24  yrs.,  less  10  d. 

Feb.     7.  Peter,  son  of  Jacob  and  Catharine  Scholl,  3  mos.,  8  d. 

Feb.  13.  Joseph  Mangel's  son,  6  yrs.,  3  mos. 

Feb.  21.  Elizabeth  Keyser,  72  yrs.,  1  mo.,  4  d. 

Feb.  22.  Joseph  Maugel's  son,  4  yrs.,  3  mos.,  11  d. 

Mar.  15.  Daniel  Althouse,  75  yrs.,  5  mos. 

Mar.  22.  Catharine  Bernt,  63  yrs. 

Apr.  — .  Old  Moll,  80  yrs. 

May  27.  Frederick  Hoover's  wife,  about  50  yrs. 

Apr.  — .  Isaac  Fellman's  child,  8  mos.,  5  d. 

May  30.  Peter  Krauthamel's  son,  about  17  years. 

June  19.  Jacob  Gerhard,  74  yrs.,  7  mos.,  27  d. 

June  25.  Catharine  Cassel,  74  yrs.,  4  mos.,  11  d. 

July  14.  Mary  Magdalene  Graff,  59  yrs.,  10  mos.,  14  d. 

July  24.  Thomas  Althouse's  child,  3  mos.,  22  d. 

Aug.  16.  Widow  Gerhard,  SO  yrs.,  9  mos. 

Aug.  30.  Jacob  Gerhard's  wife. 

Sept.  11.  Matthias  Althouse's  child,  2  mos,  18  d. 

Sept.  13.  Tobias  Hetrick,  29  yrs.,  7  mos.,  18  d. 

  — .  Michael  Been's  child,  about  5  yrs. 

Oct.    14.  Isaac  Fluck's  wife,  62  yrs. 

Oct.    23.  Elizabeth  Dorn,  42  yrs..  10  mos.,  10  d. 

Nov.  19.  Jacob  Althouse's  daughter,  about  16  yrs. 
Sept.  15.    Samuel  Roof's  wife,  about  21  yrs. 


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Dec.  8.  Christian  Weissel,  30  yrs.,  10  mos.,  18  d. 

Dec.  14.  James  Heany's  son,  7  yrs.,  8  mos.,  3  d. 

Dec.  15.  John  Strom's  son,  3  yrs.,  9  mos.,  12  d. 

Dec.  16.  John  Hoot,  68  3^s.,  6  mos.,  24  d. 

Dec.  26.  James  Heaney's  wife,  27  yrs.,  6  mos.,  15  d. 


Jan.  12. 

Feb.  4. 

Feb.  5. 

Feb.  9. 

Feb.  10. 

Feb.  17. 
Feb.  27. 
Mar.  11. 
Mar.  30. 
Apr.  14. 
Apr.  18. 
Apr.  24. 
May  4. 
May  18. 
June  3. 
June  16. 
June  18. 
June  18. 
Aug.  3. 
Aug.  18. 
Aug.  26. 
Aug.  28. 
Aug.  29. 
Aug.  31. 
Sept.  12. 
Sept.  24. 


Oct.  1. 

Oct.  7. 

Oct.  10. 

Nov.  2. 

Nov.  9. 

Dec.  2. 

Dec.  3. 


1851. 

♦ 

Magdalena  Salladay,  65  yrs.,  9  mos.,  11  d. 
John  Fluck,  30  yrs. 
Jacob  Swartz,  59  yrs. 
Catharine  Detweiler,  22  yrs. 

Conrad  Miller's  2  children;  da.,  5  yrs.,  10  mos.,  3  d. 

son,  3  yrs.,  less  19  d. 
Elizabeth  Renner,  74  jrs.,  3  mos.,  27  d. 
Old  Widow  Hartman,  75  yrs. 
Samuel  Heager's  son  Peter,  1  yr.,  3  mos.,  17  d. 
Jacob  Hetrick,  about  67  yrs. 
John  Dreisbach,  S4  yrs.,  9  mos.,  1  d. 
Barbara  Heany,  31  yrs.,  9  mos,,  less  2  d. 
Frances  Rush's  son,  1  yr.,  3  mos. 
Bartelson  Jones'  son,  3  mos.  less  3  d. 
Elizabeth  Geiger,  53  yrs.,  9  mos. 
Daughter  of  Samuel  Stout,  1  mo.,  18  d. 
Ephraim  Ott,  45  yrs.,  9  mos. 
Francis  Sellers,  49  yrs.,  11  mos.,  7  d. 
Jacob  Leidy,  65  yrs.,  3  mos. 
Caroline  Krouthamel,  33  yrs.,  3  mos.,  9  d. 
David  Steer,  12  yrs.,  9  mos.,  12  d. 
Samuel  Kern,  56  yrs.,  10  mos.,  14  d. 
Jacob  Sholl,  70  yrs.,  4  mos.,  26  d. 
Samuel  Roof's  child,  11  mos.,  5  d. 
Elizabeth  Musselman,  32  yrs.,  5  mos.,  23  d. 
David  AUum,  71  yrs. 
Hannah  Allum,  66  yrs.,  8  mos.,  16  d. 
Samuel  Krout's  son,  1  yr.,  8  mos. 
Edward  Sheetz,  22  yrs.,  9  mos.,  3  wks.,  2  d. 
Amanda  Leatherman,  1  yr.,  4  d. 
Jonas  Sheetz,  50  yrs.,  2  mos.,  26  d. 
Jacob  Winhold,  55  yrs.,  9  mos.,  21  d. 
Reuben  Frederick's  child,  1  yr.,  1  mo.,  8  d. 
Anna  Kreamer,  52  yrs.,  6  mos.,  15  d. 


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1852. 

Jan.     1.  Philip  Hartzel,  51  yrs.,  10  mos.,  15  d. 

Jan.     9.  Matthias  Althouse's  child,  2  mos.,  3  d. 

Jan.   14.  Catharine  Eddinger,  57  yrs.,  8  mos.,  2  d. 

Jan.   22.  Frederick  Althouse,  69  yrs.,  6  mos.,  3  d. 

Jan.   23.  Hannah  Raushenberger,  36  yrs.,  11  mos.,  10 

Feb.    7.  William  Weil,  85  yrs.,  1  mo.,  15  d. 

Feb.  19.  Widow  Markel,  74  yrs.,  11  mos.,  17  d. 

Feb.  21.  Enosh  Schlighter,  54  yrs.,  10  mos.,  1  d. 

Feb.  22.  Elias  Gerhard,  35  yrs.,  5  mos.,  5  d. 

Feb.  23.  Henry  Wissmer,  37  yrs.,  15  d. 

Mar.    7.  Charles  Hefler's  child,  8  mos.,  12  d. 

Mar.    8.  Peter  Stout's  wife,  58  yrs. 

Mar.  15.  Paul  Bernt's  wife,  19  yrs.,  7  mos.,  9  d. 

Mar.  22.  Jacob  Bartholomew's  child,  1  yr.,  3  d. 

Mar.  24.  Samuel  Kilmer,  51  yrs.,  6  mos.,  9  d. 

Apr.    3.  Samuel  Fluck,  30  yrs.,  8  mos.,  9  d. 

Apr.    5.  Joseph  Weissel's  wife,  51  yrs. 

Apr.  16.  Henry  Bartholomew's  son,  4  d. 

Apr.  19.  Catharine  Cope,  widow,  88  yrs.,  3  mos.,  13  d 

Apr.  25.  Henry  Hernig,  about  60  yrs. 

May    3.  Peter  Bachman's  child,  1  yr.,  3  mos. 

May    7.  Martin  Seechrist,  8  yrs.,  4  mos.,  13  d. 

May     7.  Wm.  Seechrist,  5  yrs.,  3  mos..  4  d. 

May     7.  Frederick  Seechrist,  3  yrs.,  4  mos.,  26  d. 

May     8.  Catharine  Eckel,  75  yrs.,  11  mos.,  19  d. 

May  10.  John  Lee,  50  yrs.,  5  mos.,  6  d. 

May  25.  Balthasar  Miller's  child,  3  mos.,  7  d. 

May  28.  Henry  Gerhard,  69  yrs.,  2  mos.,  5  d. 

June  16.  Christina  Jacoby,  26  yrs.,  12  d. 

June  19.  Le^-ina  Hoff,  31  yrs.,  8  mos.,  2  d. 

July  11.  John  Boyer's  child,  4  yrs.,  4  mos.,  25  d. 

July  13.  Philip  Gerhard.  53  yrs.,  2  mos.,  17  d. 

July  13.  Alexander  Seller's  child,  5  mos.,  13  d, 

July  16.  Maria  Hockman,  21  yrs.,  3  mos.,  3  d. 

July  23.  John  Kichline,  84  yrs.,  3  mos.,  24  d. 

July  25.  Samuel  Hartman's  child,  10  mos.,  17  d. 

July  26.  Catharine  Gerhard,  24  yrs.,  10  mos.,  24  d. 

Aug.    9.  John  Beltz's  child,  3  wks. 

Aug.  16.  Hannah  Stauffer,  69  yrs..  8  mos..  6  d. 

Aug.  23.  Lawrence  Kern,  21  yrs.,  1  mo.,  11  d. 

Aug.  30.  Isaac  Stover's  da.,  about  7  yrs. 


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3. 

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10. 

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14. 

Dec. 

22. 

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J&n 

12. 

Tan 

13. 

21. 

Feb. 

12. 

Feb. 

15. 

Feb. 

19. 

Xudi  . 

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29. 

5. 

Apr. 

10. 

Apr. 

14. 

June 

4. 

June 

6. 

June 

14. 

June 

28. 

July- 

3. 

July 

6. 

July 

7. 

July 

8. 

July 

17. 

July 

Aug. 

7. 

Aug. 

Aug. 

29. 

Sept. 

2. 

Sept. 

7. 

Sept. 

10. 

Sept. 

16. 

George  Nees'  wife,  about  65  yrs. 

Wm.  Hendry's  child,  1  yr.,  1  mo.,  3  d. 

Elizabeth  Drake,  44  years,  10  mos„  4  d. 

'Francis  Pafi's  daughter,  8  yrs.,  24  d. 

William,  s.  of  Samuel  Smith,  17  yrs.,  3  wks.,  4  d. 

Henry  Fluck,  s.  of  Henry,  10  yrs.,  10  mos.,  9  d. 

Charles,  s.  of  Peter  Bartholomew,  1  yr.,  1  mo.,  28  d. 

Jacob  Hetrick's  child,  about  1  yr.,  from  Phila. 

Elizabeth  Kilmer,  27  yrs.,  11  mos.,  20  d. 

Old  Mother  Reiff,  80  yrs.,  20  d. 

1853. 

Jacob  GroS,  62  yrs.,  5  mos. 
Jacob  Kilmer's  child,  1  mo.,  15  d. 
Charles  Ott's  wife,  47  yrs.,  9  mos.,  5  d. 
Frederick  Willecke,  17  yrs,,  2  mos.,  2  wks.,  2  d. 
Eliza  Ann  Worman,  24  yrs.,  4  mos.,  15  d. 
David  Stabler,  about  48  yrs. 
Samuel  Been,  16  yrs.,  7  mos.,  3  d. 
Louisianna  Eckert,  22  yrs.,  4  mos.,  1  d. 
John  Kilmer,  22  yrs.,  7  mos.,  1  d. 
Thomas  Groff' s  child,  5  wks.,  2  d. 
Charles  Grain's  child,  3  mos.,  less  5  d. 
Amanda  Hinkel,  9  yrs.,  10  mos.,  12  d. 
Elizabeth  Derstine,  about  39  yrs. 
Elizabeth  Fellman,  75  yrs.,  4  mos.,  13  d. 
Samuel  Leidy's  da.  Hannah,  7  yrs.,  10  mos.,  23  d. 
Pierce  Paul,  son  of  Fred  Rudy,  1  yr.,  29  d. 
Levi  Shipe's  da.,  1  yr.,  11  mos.,  5  d. 
Mary  Ann  Allum,  18  yrs.,  5  mos.,  17  d. 
Jacob  Fluck's  wife,  23  yrs. 
Jacob  Hetrich,  31  yrs.,  3  mos.,  2  d. 
Maria  Creamer,  40  yrs.,  9  mos. 
Elizabeth  Salladay,  22  yrs.,  5  mos.,  15  d. 
Old  Fellman,  about  75  yrs. 
Samuel  Haeger's  son,  1  yr„  10  mos.,  24  d. 
Maurice  Housekeeper's  son,  1  yr.,  6  mos.,  25  d. 
Valentine  Opp,  85  yrs.,  7  mos. 
Samuel  Hartman's  da.,  3  yrs.,  6  mos.,  14  d. 
Margaret  Dorn,  73  yrs.,  7  mos. 
Henry  Fluck,  2  yrs.,  2  mos.,  18  d. 
Mary  Fluck,  2  yrs.,  2  mos.,  23  d. 
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Sept.  18.  Mary  Magd.  Fluck,  16  yrs.,  8  mos.,  12  d. 

Sept.  22.  Elizabeth  Lutz,  41  yrs.,  6  mos.,  13  d. 

Oct.  4.  Jesse  Housekeeper,  43  yrs.,  5  mos.,  6  d. 

Oct.  9.  Lewis  Stahr,  20  yrs.,  9  mos.,  23  d. 

Oct.  26.  Hilarius  Shellenberger's  da.,  2  yrs.,  1  mos.,  10  d. 

Oct.  28.  Elias  Gerhard,  44  yrs.,  3  mos.,  4  d. 

Oct.  30.  Margaret  Rool,  75  yrs.,  4  mos.,  10  d. 

Nov.  8.  Tobias  Gerhard,  65  yrs.,  9  mos.,  12  d. 

Nov.  9.  Peter  Bernt's  wife,  69  yrs.,  11  mos.,  5  d. 

1854. 

Jan.  5.  Anna  Maria  Koffel,  68  yrs.,  10  mos.,  17  d. 

Jan.  10.  Samuel  Moyer's  son,  4  yrs.,  8  mos.,  10  d. 

Jan.  17.  George  Roudenbush,  83  yrs.,  8  mos.,  21  d. 

Jan.  20.  Emmanuel  Heager's  son,  1  yr.,  2  mos.,  18  d. 

Feb.  9.  Elizabeth  Seechrist,  68  yrs.,  3  mos.,  18  d. 

May  1-  William  Deetz's  son,  3  yrs.,  2  mos.,  26  d. 


[IV.    RECORDS  OF  CATECHUMENS.] 


[1.    Catechume:7S  of  Rev.  John  Egidius  Hecker,  1756-1760.*'] 

List  of  those  children  who  were  confirmed  by  me  on  Pentecost 
1756,  at  the  Doheck  [Tohickon]. 


Jacob  Bender 
John  Peter  Kern 
John  Haman 
John  William  Berns 
Jacob  Ott 
John  Renner 
John  Philip  Brand 
John  Peter  Diehl 
Simon  Jacob  Diehl 


brothers 


Barbara  Ruhl 
Catharine  Dany 
Maria  Salome  Bender 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Sponheimer  (sisters 
Barbara  Sponheimer  J 


Isif 


Catharine  Gladfeld 
Christina  Gladfeld 
Helen  Kern 
Anna  Maria  Berns 
Barbara  Ott 
Magdalena  Renner 
Catharine  Haman 


sisters 


47  Entered  on  pp.  37-43  of  the  original  record. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


309 


At  Doheck  [Tohickon]  on  Easter,  1757,  the  following  was  con- 
firmed: 

Christian  Lederach 

At  Doheck  [Tohickon]  on  Easter,  1758,  the  following  were  con- 
firmed: 

John  Jost  Lindenschmidt  Elizabeth  Althaus 

Michael  Wurman  Magdelena  Boss 

Jacob  Kraemer  Magdalena  Salade 

Catharine  Dany  Martha  Hauskipper 
Eva  Seibel 


At  Dryland  were  confirmed  c 
Michael  Kocher 
Conrad  Kocher 

John  Peter  Kocher  „ 
Bernhard  Weyer 
Christian  Braun 
Ulrich  Hauser 
John  Schmitt 

In  Heidelberg  Township  on 
the  following  were  confirmed: 
Conrad  MuUer 
Philip  Mertz 
Martin  Roder 
John  Peter  Poller 
William  Fenstermacher 
Peter  Kocher 


April  15,  1758. 
Eva  Barbara  Weyer 
Elizabeth  Hauser 
Susanna  Lefeber 
Veronica  Hauser 


the  Sunday  following  Easter  1757, 

Maria  Barbara  Daubenspeck 
Anna  Elizabeth  Bios 
Ma^ia  Susanna  Mertz 
Maria  Barbara  Kocher 
Anna  Margaret  Bios 
Anna  Margaret  Mertz 
Anna  Jager 
Catharine  War 
Christina  Kocher 
Juliana  Hoffmann 


On  the  second  Sunday  before 
confirmed  on  the  Forx  [Forks] 
John  Frederick  Merckel 
John  William  Hess 
Michel  Bruch 
John  Beyer 
Jacob  Hauser 


Pentecost  1757,  the  following  were 
near  Easton: 
Anna  Hess 
Gertrude  Merckel 
Anna  Catharine  Best 
Anna  Catharine  Hertzel 
Elizabeth  Catharine  Doll 
Elizabeth  Hertzel 


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In  Lohr  Sacconheim  [Lower 
on  Pentecost  1757: 
John  Hertzel 
Jonas  Hertzel 
Ulrich  Lutz 
John  George  Knecht 
Michael  Scholl 
John  Koch 
Christopher  Kocher 


Saucon]  Township  were  confirmed 

Elizabeth  Koch 
Anna  Frey 
Christina  Oedinger 
Margaret  Beyer 
Barbara  Knecht 
Elizabeth  Freyman 
Elizabeth  Oberle 
Elizabeth  Melcher 


At  the  Gucks  Crick  [Cooks'  Creek]  the  following  children  were 


confirmed  on  September  23,  1757: 

William  Diehl 

George  Ruth 

Michael  Diehl 

Philip  Mann 

Daniel  Diehl 


Anna  Catharine  Ruth 
Maria  Charlotte  Stein 
Anna  Maria  Weiherbach 
Catharine  Dithard 
Elizabeth  Catharine  Schaeffer 
Elizabeth  Stein 
Elizabeth  Schaeffer 


On  April  2,  1758,  were  confirmed  at  Heidelberg: 


Lawrence  Wahr 
Conrad  Neff 
Samuel  Schneider 
Peter  Wageman 
Dewald  Hunsicker 
Nicholas  Wageman 


Anna  Barbara  Weckman 
Anna  Catharine  Kempfer 
Anna  Catharine  Widderstein 
Anna  Catharine  Kumbert 
Christina  Widderstein 
Anna  Maria  Krantz 
Anna  Maria  Corell 
Veronica  Schopp 
Margaret  Scheuer 
Elizabeth  Scheuer 


On  Easter  1760  were 
Jacob  Beyer 
Conrad  Labach 
Henry  Frey 
Philip  Hertzel 
Christopher  Eschbach 
Frederick  I^abach 
William  Reiffschneider 
Conrad  Beyer 


confirmed  at  Sacconheim  [Lower  Saucon.] 
Catharine  Beyer 
Anna  Maria  Rauch 
Magdalena  Bittinger 
Elizabeth  Margaret  Theiss 
Maria  Elizabeth  Baal 
Maria  Elizabeth  Fryman 
Clara  Schlauch 
Elizabeth  Beyer 


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Balthasar  Buckecker  Margaret  Lerch 

Henry  Reichert  Anna  Maria  Koch 

Jacob  Rippel  Elizabeth  Koch 

Caspar  Rippel  Maria  Magdalena  Mann 

John  Knecht  -  Anna  Catharine  Velte 


[2.    CATECHUMENS  OF  REV.  JOHN  CHRISTOPHER 
GOBRECHT,  1766-1770.] 


The  following  children  at  Tohickon,  were  instructed  by  me, 
Christopher  Gobrecht,  in  the  year  1766,  and  confirmed  by  Rev.  Mr. 
Alsentz : 


1. 

Frederick  Salite 

18. 

Barbara  Wildanger 

2. 

Henry  Renner 

19. 

Barbara  Witterecht 

3. 

Michael  Renner 

20. 

Christina  Althaus 

4. 

Peter  Ott 

21. 

Elizabeth  Hedrich 

5. 

Peter  Hedrich 

22. 

Catharine  Panter 

6. 

Joseph  Nieman 

23. 

Sarah  Dani 

7. 

John  Walte[r] 

24. 

Elizabeth  Kern 

8. 

John  Adam  Halier 

25. 

Anna  Margaret  Kern 

9. 

George  Henry  Haller 

26. 

Maria  Charlotte  Georg 

10. 

Jacob  Leh 

27. 

Elizabeth  Roth 

11. 

John  Fluck 

28. 

Maria  Magdalena  Panne- 

12. 

John  Peter  Roth 

becker 

13. 

John  Heyniman 

29. 

Christine  Hertzel 

14. 

John  Jacob  Georg 

30. 

Maria  Elizabeth  Willepin 

15. 

Catharine  Hoenig,  Sr. 

31. 

Elizabeth  Seipel 

16. 

Susanna  Hoenig 

32. 

Christian  Klincker 

17. 

Catharine  Hoenig 

33. 

  Schaub 

At  Tohickon  were  confirmed  by  me  tor  the  first  time  on  Easter 


in  the  year  1767*^: 

Valentine  Bergstrasser 
John  Bergstrasser 
Philip  Bergstrasser 
three  brothers 


Magdalena  Eckel, 

Henry  Eckel 
Catharine  Eckel 
Barbara  Hoenig 
Christina  Leh 
Catharine  Ott 


wife  of 


48  The  catechumens  of  1767-1770  are  entered  on  pp.  66-68  of  the  origri- 
naL 


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On  Easter  1768,  were  confirmed  the  following  at  Tohickon: 


John  Fassbender  ^ 

John  Henry  Fass-    \  brothers 

benner  J 
Jacob  Scheib 
Frederick  Weisel 
Michael  "Weisel 
Carl  Nagel 

On  May  13,  1769,  on  Pentecost, 

1.  Ludwig  Fluck 

2.  John  Adam  Kern 

3.  William  Pannebecker 

4.  Henry  Soller 

5.  Christian  Hell 

6.  Christian  Fluck 

7.  Michael  Dany 

8.  John  Boos 

9.  Jacob  Boos 
10.  Jacob  Mill 


Maria  Catharine  Gery 
Anna  Maria  Scheib 
Maria  Eva  Riffert 
Maria  Elizabeth  Weisel 
Magdalena  Wildanger 
Margaret  Ebenreiter 
Catharine  Dege 

were  confirmed  by  me  at  Tohicon: 

19.  Barbara  Laux 

20.  Susanna  Wenhold 

21.  Maria  Elizabeth  Haller 

22.  Anna  Margaret  Haller 
From  Swamp  and  Tinicum 

the  foUo-^^ng: 

23.  Margaret  Schmitt 

24.  Elizabeth  Graffert 

25.  Anna  Eva  Schuman 

26.  Elizabeth  Loher 


From  the  Inschenfiel  [Indian  Field]  Congregation  the  following: 

27.  Elizabeth  Nicolaus 

28.  Barbara  Scheib 

29.  Christina  Seipel 

30.  Magdalena  Leydi 

31.  Elizabeth  Schmitt 

32.  Catharine  Zeller 

33.  Catharine  Haas 

34.  Elizabeth  Haas 


11.  Conrad  Schellenberger 

12.  Peter  Gerhard 

13.  Henry  Seipel 

14.  John  Reess 

15.  Jacob  Trombauer 

16.  John  Trombauer  from 

Tinicum 

17.  Arnold  Loher 

18.  John  Loher 


The  children  who  were  confirmed  on  April  14th,  1770,  are  the 


following: 

1.  John  Ott 

2.  Jacob  Wilhelm 

3.  Jacob  Weisel 

4.  Emanuel  Salite 

5.  John  Wildanger 

6.  John  Stenger 

7.  John  Klincker 

8.  Joseph  Hornecker 


9.  Elizabeth  Fassbenner 

10.  Catharine  Fassbenner 

11.  Anna  Margaret  Hornecker 

12.  Eva  Lindeschmitt 

13.  Margaret  Kiichlein 

14.  Magdalena  Fluck 

15.  Magdalena  FoUmer 

16.  Magdalena  Klincker 

17.  Magdalena  Althaus 

18.  Elizabeth  Dege 


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[3.    CATECHUMENS  OF  REV.  CASPAR  WACK,  1772-1775.] 

The  children  v^ho  on  October  11,  1772,  were  admitted  to  the 
Lord's  Supper  for  the  ilrst  time,  after  having  been  confirmed  by  me, 
Caspar  Wack*^. 

Tohickon  1772: 

7.  Dorothea  Groin 

8.  Elizabeth  Kuffer 

9.  Elizabeth  Renner 

10.  Maria  Elis.  Drach 

11.  Maria  ApoUonia  Haller 

12.  Margaret  Rohrer 


1.  Andrew  Stoller 

2.  Jacob  Vollmer 

3.  Andrew  Altgert 

4.  Henry  Roth 

5.  Michael  Renner 

6.  John  Pfeil 


At  Indian  Field, 


9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 


John  Gerhardt 
Philip  Riedt 
Jacob  Leydy 

Jacob  Abbezeller  [Appen- 
zeller] 

George  Ludwig  Trumbauer 
Andrew  Trumbauer 
Matthias  Wildanger 
John  Seller 
Henry  Abbezeller 
John  Jost  Zeller 
Conrad  Zeller 
John  William 


1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 
10 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 


sisters 


1772: 

Elizabeth  Gerhardt 
Elizabeth  Rees 
Elizabeth  Scheib 
Anna  Maria  Benner 
Barbara  Leydi 
Margaret 
Eva  Leyd] 
Catharine  Schneyder 
Anna  Christina  Brodt 
Anna  Maria  Seller 
Blandina  Weitner 
Anna  Maria  Magdalena  Weil 
Susanna  Fissler 
Margaret  Geres 


Leydi 


The  children  who  on  Easter  17 
to  the  Lord's  supper  at  Tohickon 

1.  Adam  Melchior 

2.  Caspar  Fluck 

3.  John  Sallete 

4.  Jacob  Boos 

5.  Conrad  Schaub 

6.  John  Mittman 

7.  Jacob  Niemand 

8.  Henry  Hahn 

9.  Kilian  Gerich 
10.  Peter  Hein 


73  were  admitted  for  the  first  time 
as  follows: 

11.  Anna  Maria  Hertzel 

12.  Anna  Maria  Fassbenner 

13.  Catharine  Steiner 

14.  Dorothea  Ott 

15.  Elizabeth  Mittman 

16.  Anna  Marg.  Pannebecker 

17.  Eva  Lehr 

18.  Eva  Groin 
10.  Anna  Marg.  Ebhart 


49  The  catechumens  of  Rev.  Caspar  Wark,  1772-75,  are  recorded  on  pp. 
69-75  of  the  orl^naL 


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The  children  who  on  Sunday  i 
for  the  first  time  to  the  Lord's 
John  Kufer 
Peter  Staut 
Benjamin  Ott 
Jacob  Staut 
Henry  Heft 
Jacob  Laux 
Emmanuel  Ott 
Herbert  Shurmann 
George  Sheib 
Daniel  Staut 
John  Laux 

Carl  Frederick  Althaus 


iter  Easter,  in  the  year  1774,  went 
supper:  : 

Elizabeth  Resch 
Elizabeth  Sallete 
Catharine  Klincker 
Christina  Follmer 
Margaret  SchaeSer 
Maria  Margaret  Hafner 
Maria  Eliz.  Pfeil 


The  persons  who  on  Sunday  t 
present  at  the  Lord's  Supper  at 

Adam  Kern  and  wf.  Catharine 
Andrew  Altgert 
Caspar  Fluck  and  wife 
Christian  Fluck 
Christian  Benner 
Eberhardt  Weidemayer 
Ernst  Klincker  and  wife 
Felix  Leh 

George  Emig  and  wife 
Henry  Dreisbach 
Henry  Eckel  and  wife 
Henry  Ott 
Henry  Laux 
Henry  Rees 
Henry  Hefft 
Henry  Schuhman 
Jacob  Sallade  and  wife 
John  Henig  and  wife 
John  Bibighaus  and  wife 
John  Fassbenner 
John  Klincker 
John  Schwerdtle 
John  Fluck  and  wife 
Ludwlg  Wiltanger 
Ludwig  Benner 


efore  Easter,  in  the  year  1775,  were 
Tohickon: 

Adam  Faulman 
Annie  Kern 
Anna  Kemp 
Anna  Maria  Fluck 
Anna  Margaret  Resch 
Anna  Maria  Ebhart 
Apollonia  Stoller 
Catharine  Kruber 
Catharine  Schuck 
Catharine  Fett 
Catharine  Haffner 
Catharine  Ott 
Catharine  Benner 
Catharine  Heck 
Catharine  Klincker 
Christine  Follmer 
Dorothea  Groin 
Elizabeth  Huber 
Elizabeth  Dres 
Elizabeth  Bergstrasser 
Elizabeth  Mesemer 
Elizabeth  Weisel 
Elizabeth  Kiifer 
Elizabeth  Resch 
Elizabeth  Mittman 


19 


Entries  by  the  Rev.  Casper  Wack,  made  in  1' 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


315 


Martin  Scheib,  Jr.  and  wife 
Michael  Weisel,  Sr. 
Peter  Hans 
Peter  Ott 
Peter  Scheib 
Peter  Schuck 
Peter  Heinrich 
Peter  Hefft 

Philip  Correll  and  wife 
Philip  Fluck  and  wife 
Philip  Person  and  wife 
Philip  Hefft 

Valentine  Bergstrasser  and  wf. 
William  Diehl 


  Emig 

Eva  Leydi 
Juliana  Hefft 
Magdalene  Kappelberger 
Magdalene  Jost 
Margaret  Resch 
Maria  Heniger 
Maria  Eliz.  Pfeil 
Ursula  Blanck 

Total  87 


Those  who  this  year  (1775) 
per  for  the  first  time: 
George  Stenger 
Henry  Benner 
Henry  Berson 
Jacob  Kern 
John  Jacob  Herr 
John  Jacob  Benner 
John  Henig 
John  Klincker 
Leonard  Gerich 
Peter  Kiifer 


e  admitted  to  the  Lord's  Supper 

Catharine  Kern 
Christina  Hunsberger 
Elizabeth  Geres 
Anna  Margaret  Nagel 
Anna  Barbara  Geres 
Dorothea  Blanck 
Catharine  Kiifer 
Catharine  Huber 
Catharine  Pfeil 
Elizabeth  Henig 
Elizabeth  Kiichlein 
Elizabeth  Rul  [Ruhl] 
Elizabeth  Dreisbach 
Elizabeth  Rees 
Magdalene  Henig 
Magdalene  Klincker 
Magdalene  Klein 
Maria  Conradt 
Maria  Magd.  Hefft 
Margaret  Diehl 


3l6  The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


[4.    CATECHUMENS  OF  REV.  JOHN  THEOBALD  FABER,  1784.] 

Those  children  who  were  confirmed  by  me,  John  Theobald  Faber, 
on  April  17.  1784,  in  the  Tohickon  Church*: 


Boys : 

Age: 

Girls : 

Age 

1. 

x'eter  oCJioii 

la 

1. 

Barbara  Mayer 

19 

z. 

Abraham  Seller 

15 

2. 

Salome  Brod 

15 

3. 

Jacob  Roscher 

18 

3. 

Margaret  Hoffman 

17 

4. 

John  Roscher 

17 

4. 

Catharine  Reid 

15 

5. 

Samuel  Mayer 

15 

5. 

Margaret  Bergstrasser 

16 

6. 

Henry  Mayer 

17 

6. 

Catharine  Wilhelm 

15 

7. 

Sebastian  Simon 

20 

7. 

Elizabeth  Kiichlein 

17 

8. 

Henry  Furman 

8. 

Susanna  Fassbinder 

16 

9. 

Henry  Bergstrasser 

17 

9. 

Maria  Fries 

16 

10. 

John  Weisel 

17 

10. 

Christine  Schmidt 

14 

11. 

Carl  Kiichlein 

16 

11. 

Sophia  Kopelberger 

15 

12. 

Michael  Bleiler 

16 

12. 

Elizabeth  Kroll 

17 

13. 

Conrad  Schmidt 

15 

13. 

Anna  Elizabeth  Kehler 

14 

14. 

John  Nais 

15 

14. 

Catharine  Bischof 

16 

15. 

John  Peter  Schweiss- 
forth 

15 

16. 

Elias  Hirsch 

15 

[5.    CATECHUMENS  OF  REV.  JOHN  WILLIAM  INGOLD,  178850.] 

(1.)  In  the  year  1788,  October  18th,  the  following  adults  were 
baptized  by  me,  John  William  Ingold,  pastor,  after  preceding  In- 
structions. 

(1)  Conrad  Schaub  and  Maria  Schaub;  parents,  John  Schaub 
and  wife  Susanna;  sponsors,  Peter  Kern  and  wife  Catharine. 

(2)  Anna  Staut;  parents,  Abraham  Staut  and  wife  Magdalena; 
sponsor,  Elizabeth  Kern,  single 

On  the  same  day,  the  following  were  confirmed  at  the  preparatory 


service  for  the  Holy  Communion: 

Sons:  Age:  Daughters:  Age: 

Philip  Hartman  17  Anna  Ott  18 

John  Eckel  15  Magdalena  Vollmer  14 

Adam  Morhard  23  Susanna  Wambold  18 

Andrew  Laux  19  Catharine  Kern  16 

Jacob  Ruhl  15  Magdalena  Kern  14 


♦  Entered  on  page  52  of  the  original  record. 

50  The  following  catechumens  are  entered  in  Vol.  II  of  the  records. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records.  317 


Sons : 

Age : 

Daughters : 

Age: 

Conrad  Schaub 

16 

Christina  Ruhl 

13 

Adam  Laux 

16 

Anna  Staut 

15 

Jacob  Wildaner 

20 

Maria  Hartman 

15 

Henry  Ott 

15 

Maria  Schaub 

17 

John  Ott 

17 

Catharine  Salate 

14 

George  Gut 

17 

Elizabeth  Scheib 

17 

Jacob  Ott 

16 

Veronica  Bergstrasser 

18 

Jacob  Scheib 

15 

Susanna  Stumb 

15 

Jacob  Strom. 

16 

Susanna  Kiichlein 

18 

John  Ott 

17 

Hannah  Ott 

14 

George  Sein 

17 

Margaret  Bersen 

15 

John  Wilhelm 

16 

Philip  Reiss 

18 

Henry  Ott 

15 

[6.    CATECHUMENS  OF  THE  REV.  NICHOLAS  POMP, 

1791-1797.] 

List  of  the  young  people  who  after  preceding  instruction  in  the 

Christian  truth,  as  found 

in  the  Heidelberg  Catechism,  were 

con- 

firmed  on  Pentecost,  in  the  year 

1791,  and  admitted  to  the 

Holy 

Communion: 

Males : 

Age: 

Parents : 

George  Weissel 

16 

Michael  Weissel 

Jacob  Stout 

15 

Abraham  Stout 

Adam  Fluck 

19 

Caspar  Fluck 

Jacob  Fluck 

17 

Caspar  Fluck 

Frederick  Haas 

18 

the  late  Dieder  Haas 

Peter  Kern 

15 

Peter  Kern 

Henry  Jacobi 

15 

Conrad  Jacobi 

Michael  Ott 

17 

Michael  Ott 

Jacob  Wilhelm 

16 

William  Wilhelm 

Henry  Wilhelm 

14 

William  Wilhelm 

George  Hartman 

16 

Matthias  Hartman 

Jacob  Hertzel 

16 

Jonas  Hertzel 

Simon  Seyn 

18 

Peter  Seyn 

Christian  Ott 

16 

Henry  Ott 

Joseph  Weissel 

16 

George  Weissel 

John  Reith,  married 

Andrew  Bucher,  married 

Jacob  Mayer 

21 

the  late  Lawrence  Mayer 

Peter  Ott 

16 

Peter  Ott 

3i8 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Females : 

Age : 

Parents : 

Rebekah  Houskieper 

16 

Matthias  Houskieper 

Anna  Houskieper 

18 

Matthias  Houskieper 

Sarah  Ott 

17 

Jacob  Ott 

Maria  Nees 

17 

Jacob  Nees 

Elizabeth  Mill 

17 

John  Mill 

Susanna  Mill 

John  Mill 

Maria  Pluck 

14 

John  Fluck,  Jr. 

Catharine  Zollner 

16 

Carl  Zollner 

Anna  Maria  Zollner 

14 

Carl  Zollner 

Margaret  Ruhl 

14 

Jacob  Ruhl 

Susanna  Schaub 

16 

John  Schaub 

Maria  Magd.  Bibighaus 

16 

John  Bibighaus 

Magdalena  Fluck 

14 

John  Fluck 

Margaret  Kern 

15 

Adam  Kern 

Elizabeth  Schmid 

15 

Philip  Schmid 

Hannah  Stump 

15 

Joseph  Stump 

Maria  Bucher 

adult 

wife  of  Andrew  Bucher 

Elizabeth  Bop 

15 

John  Bop 

Elizabeth  Bender 

16 

John  Bender 

Anna  Elizabeth  Bender 

16 

John  Bender 

Barbara  Mayer 

16 

Lawrence  Mayer 

Sarah  Honig 

16 

John  Honig 

Elizabeth  Vollmer 

16 

Jost  Vollmer 

Maria  Vollmer 

14 

Jost  Vollmer 

Elizabeth  Emrich 

16 

the  late  Andrew  Emrich 

Catharine  Fassbender 

16 

Henry  Fassbender 

Elizabeth  Diel 

15 

Henry  Diel 

All  these  young  people  had  been  baptized  in  infancy  except  two. 
namely  Jacob  Stout  and  Susanna  Schaub,  who,  after  making  their 
confession  of  faith,  received  holy  baptism  in  church  and  then  com- 
muned with  the  other  communicants,  on  the  following  Sunday. 


1793. 

List  of  the  young  people,  who,  from  Easter  to  Pentecost  of  this 
year  went  to  catechetical  instruction  and  on  the  first  Sunday  after 
Pentecost  were  admitted  to  the  Lord's  Supper,  after  having  been 
confirmed  on  the  preceding  Saturday  at  the  preparatory  service. 

Males :  Age :  Parents : 

John  Trombor  15  Jacob  Trombor 

Jacob  Hartman  15  Matthias  Hartman 

Philip  Pirson  15  Philip  Pirson 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


319 


Males : 

Agre: 

Parents : 

15 

the  late  Andrew  Blear 

17 

Martin  Srheib 

16 

Jacob  Sallate 

John  Ort 

15 

Jacob  Ort 

TTPTirv  S?tAnt  hantizpd 

16 

Abraham  Staut 

Nirlinlfl.^^  RpvTi 

17 

Peter  Seyn 

Abraham  Honig 

16 

the  late  John  Honig 

Tlmmfl-Tiiipl  Sallatp 

20 

the  late  Frederick  Sallate 

Jaroh  Ott 

14 

John  Ott 

Henrv  Ott 

15 

Michael  Ott 

l^hri=;tian  F^IupIc 

15 

Caspar  Fluck 

17 

John  Fassbender 

John  Althaim  ^ 

17  ) 

Daniel  Althaus 

Daniel  Althaus  j 

17  ) 

Jacob  Roth 

14 

Henry  Roth 

Jacob  Schaffer,  married 

Adam  Schaffer 

Peter  Ott, 

16 

Henry  Ott 

John  Frederick 

17 

John  Frederick 

Jacob  Romer 

17 

Benjamin  Romer 

Peter  Walter,  an  aged  man 

Females : 

Age : 

Parents : 

Catharine  Trombor 

15 

Jacob  Trombor 

Maria  Bibighaus 

15 

John  Bibighaus 

Christina  Klemens 

20 

the  late  Jacob  Klemens 

Elizabeth  Eckel 

15 

Henry  Eckel 

Anna  ^laria  Vollmer 

20 

Jost  Vollmer 

Sarah  Davis 

20 

Morris  Davis 

Magdalena  Laux 

17 

Peter  Laux 

Elizabeth  Ort 

1*? 

xo 

Tarnb  Ort 

Maria  Sfjiut 

16 

Peter  Staut 

Elizabeth  Staut 

14 

Peter  Staut 

Elizabpth  fJ-prp^; 

16 

John  Geres 

MasrrtalpTia  T^ane^ 

15 

Peter  Lang 

xo 

the  late  Valentine  Berg- 

strasser 

Elizabeth  Weissel 

15 

Michael  Weissel 

Elizabeth  Ott 

17 

Peter  Ott 

Catharine  Ott 

14 

Peter  Ott 

Elizabeth  Althaus 

19 

Maria  Ott 

16 

Jacob  Ott 

Susanna  Kern 

16 

Peter  Kern 

320 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Hannah  Kern 
Elizabeth  Kochlein 
Elizabeth  Roth 
Elizabeth  Schaffer 
Catharine  Bop 
Magdalena  Kieffer 


Fenaales : 


Age 
14 


Peter  Kern 

wife  of  John  Kochlein 

Henry  Roth 

Adam  Schaffer 

John  Bop 

John  KiefCer 

Peter  Ruhl 

Frederick  Theiss 

John  Fluck 

George  Wildanger 

wife  of  Peter  Staut 


Parents : 


adult 


Barbara  Wildanger 
Salome  Staut 


Elizabeth  Ruhl 
Elizabeth  Theiss 
Barbara  Fluck 


16 
18 
14 
16 
16 
18 
14 
20 


adult 


Among  these  young  people  were  three  sets  of  twins,  namely; 

1.  Jacob  and  Catharine  Trombore,  age  15 

2.  John  and  Daniel  Althaus,  age  17 

3.  John  and  Elizabeth  Ort,  age  15 


Beginning  with  March  31st,  1795,  the  following  children  came  to 
me  for  catechetical  instruction  in  the  Tohickon  Church,  twice  a 
week,  until  the  first  Sunday  after  Pentecost,  when  they  were  ad- 
mitted to  the  Lord's  Supper,  after  having  been  confirmed  at  the  pre- 
ceding preparatory  service. 


Males : 

Age : 

Parents : 

John  Fluck 

16 

the  late  Jacob  Fluck 

Peter  Scheib 

16 

Peter  Scheib  * 

George  Scheib 

14 

Peter  Scheib 

Philip  Honig 

15 

the  late  John  Honig 

Frederick  Fassbender 

16 

John  Fassbender 

Jacob  Kochlein 

18 

the  late  Carl  Kochlein 

Jacob  Sallate 

16 

Jacob  Sallate 

Jacob  Trombor 

16 

Jacob  Trombor 

Martin  Althaus 

16 

Daniel  Althaus 

George  Althaus 

14 

Daniel  Althaus 

Jacob  Scheib 

16 

Martin  Scheib 

Tobias  Ruhl 

16 

Jacob  Ruhl 

Conrad  Worman 

18 

Michael  Worman 

Leonard  Jacobi 

16 

the  late  Conrad  Jacobi 

John  Kern 

15 

Adam  Kern,  Sr. 

Daniel  Hauskieper 

15 

Matthias  Hauskieper 

Christian  Aderholt 

20 

the  late  William  Aderholt 

1795. 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


321 


Age : 

Parents : 

John  Borgstrass^r 

1  8 

jaCOD  xiergbti dbfttir 

19 

x^niiip  xsergbtrctbbtjr 

17 

John  Bergstrasser 

Females : 

Age : 

Parents : 

Catharine  Fluck 

17 

the  late  Jacob  Fluck 

Elizabeth  Sallate 

16 

Emmanuel  Sallate 

Maria  Koechlein 

16 

the  late  Carl  Koechlein 

Elizabeth  Scheib 

16 

George  Scheib 

Susanna  Lang 

•  16 

Peter  Lang 

Elizabeth  Fassbender 

16 

Henry  Fassbender 

Magdalena  Wessel 

16 

Michael  Wessel 

Christina  Bergstrasser 

15 

the  late  Valentine  Berg- 

strasser 

Elizabeth  Kern 

16 

Adam  Kern,  Jr. 

Catharine  Kern 

15 

Adam  Kern,  Jr. 

Margaret  Staut^^ 

16 

Abraham  Staut 

Anna  Reiss^'^ 

adult 

wife  of  Philip  Reiss 

Elizabeth  Romer 

16 

Benjamin  Romer 

Sibylla  Haas 

16 

Dieder  Haas 

1797. 

Those  young  people  who  were  admitted  this  year  to  the  Lord's 
Supper  on  the  first  Sunday  after  Pentecost,  after  having  been  in- 
structed and  having  made  their  confession  of  faith. 


Males : 

Age : 

Parents : 

Henry  Bibighaus 

15 

John  Bibighaus 

John  Vollmer 

18 

Daniel  Vollmer 

John  Fassbender 

16 

John  Fassbender 

John  Hartman 

16 

Matthias  Hartman 

Henry  Trombor 

16 

Jacob  Trombor 

John  Ott 

17 

John  Ott 

Abraham  Ott 

17 

Michael  Ott 

Abraham  "Worm an 

18 

Michael  Worman 

Daniel  Ott 

16 

Henry  Ott 

Daniel  Zollner 

17 

Carl  Zollner 

George  Miltz 

19 

George  Miltz 

Females : 

Age : 

Parents : 

Susanna  Sallate 

16 

Emmanuel  Sallate 

Elizabeth  Gehry 

17 

Frederick  Gehry 

51  These  two  were  baptized  before  their  confirmation. 


322 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Females 

Age ', 

JTctX  t7llCo  • 

Esther  Honig 

16 

the  late  John  Honig 

Elizabeth  Fluck 

15 

Christian  Fluck 

Magdalena  Fassbender 

16 

Henry  Fassbender 

Elizabeth  Scheib 

16 

Martin  Scheib 

Catharine  Benner 

14 

Ludwig  Benner 

Catharine  Scheib 

17 

George  Scheib 

Elizabeth  Walter 

20 

Peter  Walter 

Christian  Bernhard 

18 

Conrad  Bernhard 

Elizabeth  Jost 

15 

John  Jost 

Catharine  Sallate 

17 

Frederick  Sallate 

Elizabeth  Ott 

15 

John  Ott 

Rachel  Houskieper 

16 

Matthias  Housekieper 

Catharine  Scheib 

16 

George  Scheib 

[7.    CATECHUMENS  OF  THE  REV.  JACOB  SENN,  1800-1816.] 

The  following  children  were  confirmed  by  me  Jacob  Senn,  in  the 
year  1800: 


Males : 

Age : 

Females : 

Age : 

Philip  Fluck 

16 

Maria  Trumpore 

18 

Daniel  Sheip 

16 

Maria  Ott 

17 

Martin  Sheip 

16 

Elizabeth  Fluck 

17 

Peter  Sheip 

17 

Anna  Ott 

15 

John  Fluck 

17 

Catharine  Solida 

17 

Philip  Fluck 

15 

Polly  Melona 

18 

Leonard  Willdaler 

17 

Christina   

16 

Abr.  Rool 

18 

Catharine  Kern 

16 

John  Sylvius 

21 

Anna  Maria  Sylvius 

16 

Abr.  Jacoby 

18 

Sarah  Stout 

15 

Peter  Stout 

18 

Elizabeth  Mitman 

16 

John  Mitman 

17 

Barbara  Mitman 

15 

John  Kern 

16 

Susanna  Ott 

23 

Peter  Fassbender 

17 

Anna  Maria  Ott 

18 

Henry  Kilmer 

17 

SarahElizabeth  Sheip 

20 

Henry  Sylvius 

24 

Sophia  Fassbender 

18 

Peter  Solida 

16 

Susanna  Zolner 

17 

Fred'k  Ott 

17 

Magdalena  Zolner 

14 

Daniel  Ott 

14 

Elizabeth  Stout 

17 

George  Roth 

18 

Sarah  Nace 

17 

John  Peil 

16 

Magd.  Mickly 

17 

Andrew  Kolp 

19 

Catharine  Mickly 

15 

Jacob  Folmer 

17 

Catharine  Resh 

19 

Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Females : 
Elizabeth  Resh 
Christine  Resh 
Susanna  Folmer 
Esther  Aderhold 
Elizabeth  Ott 
Catharine  Geres 
Magd.  Geres 
Maria  Ott 
Hannah  Stout 


Catechumens  at 

Tohickon  1803. 

Males : 

Age: 

Father : 

TTrAflpriplr  Althnimp 

18 

Daniel 

TnTin  TTassQVvpTidPT* 

18 

Henry 

Tamil  ATiptrlpv 

16 

Peter 

16 

Jacob 

16 

John 

TkAipViQol    "K^5»  ci«V>  An  f1  PT 

18 

John 

Tohn  Shpih 

17 

Peter 

Tnaf  PptI 

14 

Henry 

vTcorge  iHitiXtciii 

15 

Conrad 

21 

Michael 

jUimauuci  TV  urixictxi 

20 

Michael 

Jacob  Gerhart 

Females : 

Age : 

Father : 

Elizabeth  Peil 

14 

Henry 

Elizabeth  Benner 

14 

Ludwig 

Catharine  Fluck 

16 

Christian 

Maria  Trumpore 

15 

Henry 

Magd.  Sheib 

17 

Martin 

Sarah  Ott 

17 

John 

Magd.  Ott 

17 

Michael 

Elizabeth  Stout 

15 

Jacob 

Barbara  Solida 

16 

Emmanuel 

Susanna  Ott 

15 

Peter 

Maria  Trumpore 

17 

Henry 

Catharine  Weil 

16 

Ludwig 

Barbara  Ott 

15 

Henry 

Polly  Resh 

15 

Henry 

Elizabeth  Trumpore 

15 

Jacob 

Eva  Wack 

19 

Frederick 

Males :  Agre : 

David  Aderhold  18 
Christian  Trumpore  16 


The  P ennsyhania-German  Society. 


Females : 

Age : 

Father  ■ 

Polly  Wack 

16 

Frederick 

Sarah  Gorger 

Frederick 

Susanna  Kern 

17 

Adam 

Maria  Langdale 

Michael 

Magd.  Colp 

George 

Catechumens  at  Tohickon  in  180 

Males : 

Age: 

Father : 

George  Folmer 

18 

George 

Peter  Mickly 

17 

Peter 

Samuel  Ott 

16 

John 

Henry  Hetrick 

20 

Philip 

Abr.  Fluck 

17 

Caspar 

Isaac  Fluck 

lo 

Caspar 

Jacob  Kern 

Adam 

Abr.  Stout 

18 

Abraham 

Abr.  Trumpore 

1  Q 
15 

Andrew 

Daniel  Solida 

lo 

Emanuel 

Christian  Roth 

17 

Ludwig 

Daniel  Stout 

1  o 

lo 

Daniel 

Adam  Clemens 

A/* 

26 

John  Sheib 

17 

George 

Females : 

Age: 

Father 

Maria  Henig 

14 

John 

Susanna  Kiichlein 

16 

Abraham 

Maria  Fluck 

17 

Jacob 

Susanna  Mickly 

15 

Peter 

Eliza  Trumpore 

19 

Jacob 

Barbara  Trumpore 

16 

Jacob 

Sarah  Trumpore 

16 

Henry 

Susanna  Weissel 

16 

Henry 

Catharine  Shellenberg 

16 

Henry 

Elizabeth  Shellenberg 

15 

Henry 

Maria  Eliza  Miller 

17 

Henry 

Mary  O'Donnel 

21 

Anthony 

Mary  Fassbender 

18 

Henry 

Catharine  Ort 

17 

Jacob 

Eliza  Mickly 

15 

Ludwig 

Margaret  Fassbender 

17 

John 

Susanna  Folmer 

16 

George 

Catharine  Jacoby 

16 

Benjamin 

Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


325 


Females : 

Age : 

Father : 

Magdalena  Stout 

15 

Abraham 

Margaret  Stout 

20 

Philip 

Sarah  Stout 

18 

Philip 

Christina  Wollschlager 

17 

Philip 

Elizabeth  Blackberry 

19 

Catharine  Trumpore 

16 

Andrew 

Catechumens  at  Tohickon  in  1807. 


l^ales '. 

Age 

Father : 

Females : 

Age 

Father : 

John  Rohr 

18 

Michael 

Susanna  Hager 

18 

Emmanue 

George  Rohr 

20 

Michael 

Susanna  Sylvius 

15 

Henry 

John  Sheib 

18 

Martin 

Magdalena  Sein 

17 

Henry 

Henry  Fassbender 

17 

Henry 

Elizabeth  Mackel 

17 

George 

Andrew  Trumpore 

16 

Andrew 

Elisa  Kuchlein 

17 

Abraham 

Michael  Althouse 

16 

Daniel 

Maria  Stout 

16 

Wm.  Sylvius 

20 

Henry 

Margaret  Solida 

15 

Em'l 

Henry  Sheib 

17 

Peter 

Maria  Overpeck 

18 

George 

Isaac  Worman 

20 

Michael 

Elisa  Overpeck 

15 

George 

Martin  Wack 

16 

Jacob 

Catharine  Fluck 

15 

John 

Philip  Sheib 

15 

Peter 

Eliza  Mickly 

15 

Peter 

John  Sein 

20 

Henry 

Sarah  Robert 

20 



Wm.  Sein 

16 

Henry 

Sarah  Folmer 

17 

George 

Adam  Kern 

15 

Adam 

Maria  Stout 

18 

Peter 

Samuel  Solida 

17 

Jacob 

Susanna  Stout 

16 

Peter 

George  Weissel 

17 

Henry 

Catharine  Stout 

20 

Peter 

Isaac  Ott 

15 

John 

Peter  Stout 

18 

Daniel 

Joseph  Ott 

17 

Jacob 

Peter  Jorger 

20 

Frederick 

Peter  Fluck 

18 

John 

Catechumens  for  the  year  1S09. 

Males : 

Age 

Father : 

Females : 

Age 

Father : 

Samuel  Kuchlein 

17 

Abraham 

Magdalena  Fluck 

16 

Christian 

Samuel  Ott 

17 

John 

Anna  Shellenberger  16 

Henry 

John  Follmer 

18 

George 

Anna  Solida 

16 

Jacob 

Matthias  Roth 

18 

Ludwig 

Christina  Spies 

16 

Christian 

Martin  Gruber 

19 

Jacob 

Frederica  Spies 

18 

Christian 

Conrad  Althouse 

21 

Daniel 

Maria  Ott 

16 

John 

Daniel  Heffert 

18 

Joseph 

Catharine  Stout 

15 

Jacob 

Michael  Heffert 

16 

Joseph 

Sarah  Mickly 

16 

Peter 

Jacob  Worman 

21 

Michael 

Eliza  Ott 

15 

John 

The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Males : 

Age : 

Father : 

Females :            Age : 

J?  auncr  . 

Henry  Mitman 

16 

Conrad 

Sarah  Ott 

16 

Michael 

Joseph  Weissel 

16 

Henry 

Eliza  Jacoby 

16 

Benjamin 

Henry  Shellenberg 

17 

Henry 

Catharine  Wack 

16  : 

Frederick 

Joseph  Friedrich 

17 

Michael 

Magdalena  Heft 

16 

Henry 

Julianna  Heft 

18 

Henry 

Susanna  Fassbender 

17 

John 

Catechumens  at  Tohickon  in  1811. 

Males : 

Age  * 

Father : 

Females :             Age : 

Father : 

Alexander  Ott 

17 

John 

Susanna  Shellenberg  15 

Henry 

Jacob  Swarz 

19 

John 

Catharine  Eckel 

16 

John 

George  Ott 

17 

Peter 

Barbara  Folmer 

16 

Daniel 

Samuel  Kern 

16 

Adam 

Catharine  Heffert 

16 

Joseph 

Henry  Trumpore 

18 

Andrew 

Susanna  Kolp 

17 

Michael 

Frederick  Folmer 

16 

George 

Eliza  Sein 

17 

Henry 

George  Fluck 

20 

Jacob 

Eliza  Mayer 

18 

John 

Jacob  Resh 

16 

Henry 

Maria  Rosenberg 

18 

Jacob 

John  Stout 

18 

Daniel 

Susanna  Rosenberg 

16 

Jacob 

John  Resh 

19 

Henry 

Barbara  Sein 

18 

George 

John  Solida 

17 

Em'l 

Jane  Cammel 

26 

 . 

Wm.  Ott 

19 

Jacob 

Eliza  Swartz 

17 

John 

Sam'l  Fluck 

16 

John 

Catharine  Raser 

19 

George 

Martin  Sheib 

19 

Martin 

Catharine  Steiner 

17 

John 

Daniel  Folmer 

16 

George 

Eliza  Ott 

15 

John 

Sam'l  Wollschlager  19 

Philip 

Susanna  Geres 

19 

Fred 

John  Mayer 

16 

John 

Maria  Ott 

15 

John 

Cornelius  Sellers 

18 

Abraham  Susanna  Rinker 

19 

John 

Fred'k  Geres 

21 

FrederickHannah  Mackel 

16 

Daniel 

Henry  Mackel 

22 

George 

Catharine  Swarz 

22 

John 

Joseph  Solida 

21 

Daniel 

Eva  Stout 

16 

Peter 

John  Benner 

25 

Daniel 

Hannah  Jacoby 

16 

Benjamin 

Rachel  Swarz 

15 

John 

Hannah  Mickly 

16 

Peter 

Catharine  Benner 

17 

John 

Maria  Benner 

20 

John 

Magd.  Frederick 

17 

Jost 

Susanna  Stout,  wf . 

of  Dan'l  Stout 

Catechumens  in  Flatland,  Nov.  1813. 

Males : 

Age 

:  Father : 

Females : 

Age 

:  Father : 

Samuel  Sheib 

19 

Martin 

Catharine  Sheib 

17 

Martin 

Peter  Sheib 

17 

Martin 

Elizabeth  Fried 

15 

Henry 

Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


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Males : 

Age 

:  Father : 

Females : 

Age 

:  Father : 

John  Weber 

19 

Jost 

Sarah  Fried 

17 

Henry 

Henry  Berger 

17 

John 

Elizabeth  Masomer 

16 

Henry 

Jacob  Berger 

16 

John 

Catharine  Masomer 

14 

Henry 

Joseph  Smith 

16 

Peter 

Elizabeth  Berger 

14 

John 

Henry  Heft 

18 

Henry 

Maria  Sheib 

19 

George 

Samuel  Fluck 

15 

Jacob 

Sarah  Green 

18 

John 

Philip  Heft 

16 

Henry 

Sarah  Fluck 

15 

Philip 

Mary  Smith 

14 

John 

Mary  McMoUen 

18 

John 

Hannah  Smith 

16 

John 

Maria  Weierbach 

15 

Isaac 

Anna  Treichler 

17 

John 

Elizabeth  Beideler 

16 

John 

Catharine  Folmer 

16 

George 

Magdalena  Emich 

14 

George 

Mary  Fisher 

16 

Jacob 

Catechumens  at  Tohickon,  May  22,  1814. 

Males : 

Age 

Father : 

Females : 

Age 

Father : 

David  Mackel 

23 

Daniel 

Anna  Trumpore 

19 

Jacob 

Henry  Weiss  el 

IS 

Henry 

Mary  Heffert 

18 

Joseph 

Jacob  Mitman 

17 

Conrad 

Hannah  Heffert 

16 

Joseph 

David  Fluck 

16 

John 

Magd.  Mackel 

17 

Daniel 

Henry  Teiss 

20 

Philip 

Maria  Darrah 

21 

Robert 

Ludwig  Benner 

18 

Henry 

Hannah  Fluck 

16 

Christian 

John  N.  Solida 

19 

Daniel 

Elizabeth  Teiss 

16 

Philip 

Frederick  Tingler 

19 

Jacob 

Susanna  Mackel 

20 

Daniel 

Sam'l  Kidney 

18 

John 

Magd.  Kern 

16 

Frederick 

Sam'l  Ott 

16 

Henry 

Maria  Folmer 

15 

Daniel 

Henry  Kidney 

24 

John 

Charlotte  Shissler 

22 

John 

Adolph  Hufnagel 

22 

Adolph 

Susanna  Mackel 

18 

George 

Peter  Mackel 

21 

George 

Magd.  Fassbender 

24 

wf.  of  John 

Jacob  Althouse 

20 

Daniel 

Maria  Ott 

17 

Jacob 

John  Frederick 

18 

Michael 

Maria  Mickly 

17 

Peter 

Peter  Swarz 

16 

John 

Fanny  Ott 

15 

John 

Abraham  Durn 

28 

Adam 

Maria  Ott 

17 

Henry 

Michael  Ott 

18 

Jacob 

Elizabeth  Folmer 

17 

Joseph 

Samuel  Solida 

21 

Daniel 

Catharine  Laux 

16 

Adam 

Elizabeth  Solida 

16 

Henry 

Sibylla  Fassbender 

17 

John 

Sarah  Ott 

16 

John 

Louisa  Peil 

17 

Christian 

328 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Males : 


Age  :  Father :  Females  :  Age  :  Father : 

Maria  Applebach      15  George 
Catharine  Stout       15  Henry 
Catharine  Frederick  15  Michael 
Catharine  Summer   17  Peter 
Catharine  Althouse  27  wf  of  John 


Catechumens  at  Tohickon  May  26,  1816. 


Males : 
John  Teiss 
John  Heffert 
George  Makel 
Henry  Stout 
Michael  Colp 
Samuel  Stout 
Isaac  Trumpore 
Samuel  Mayer 
John  Fetter 
Thomas  Sellers 
Enosh  Schlichter 


Age :  Father ; 
18  Philip 

17  Joseph 
22  George 

18  Daniel 

19  Michael 
16  Daniel 
18  Andrew 
18  John 

18  Christian 
18  Samuel 
—  Andrew 


Females :  Age 

Maria  Mackel  17 

Hannah  Mackel  16 

Sarah  Stout  17 

Sarah  Sheip  17 

Sarah  Watts  19 

Maria  Watts  16 

Catharine  Watts  14 

Maria  Friederich  15 

Maria  Stout  15 

Esther  Benner  17 


i    Elizabeth  Applebach  15 


Barbara  Mickly 
Barbara  Solida 
Susanna  Swarz 
Sarah  Rinker 
Sarah  Dreisbach 
Elizabeth  Dreisbach  16 
Catharine  Mayer  16 
Magdalena  Jacobi 
Susanna  Althouse 
Maria  Stout 
Elizabeth  Sheetz 
Maria  Senn 
Tirzah  Sellers 


15 
25 
21 

17 


:  Father: 
Joseph 
Joseph 
Jacob 
George 
Eliza 
Eliza 
Eliza 
Michael 
Henry 
Peter 
George 
Peter 
John 
John 
David 
Jacob 
Jacob 
John 
Benjamin 
Frederick 
Peter 
Philip 
Jacob 
Abraham 


[8.    CATECHUMENS  OF  REV.  J.  A.  STRASSBURGER.  1819-1827.] 

Catechumens  at  Indianfield,  May  9,  1819. 

Th«  following  young  people  were  instructed  and  confirmed  by  me, 
Rev.  J.  A.  Strassburger: 

Males:  Age:  Father:  Females:  Age:  Father: 

John  Henge  20  George     Barbara  Fluck         15  Christian 

Mich'l  Hertzel         19  Henry      Mary  Hartzel  17  Henry 

Jacob  Roudenbush    16  Peter       Elizabeth  Henge      18  George 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


329 


Males :  Age  :  Father  : 

Samuel  Scholl  17  Tobias 

Jonathan  Gerhard  16  Isaac 

Henry  Renner  IS  Adam 

Ephraim  Seller  17  Abraham 

Philip  Rees  19  Jacob 

John  Henge  16  Abraham 

John  Scholl  17  Philip 

George  Leidy  18  George 

Peter  Gerhard  17  Isaac 

Abr.  Young  —   


Females ; 


Age ;  Father 


Margaret  Shipe 
Catharine  Shipe 
Lydia  Gerhard 
Elizabeth  Seibel 
Maria  Conver 
Margaret  Conver 
Sarah  Scholl 
Elizabeth  Henge 
Salome  Scholl 
Catharine  Stout 
Catharine  Wirebach 
Sarah  Wirebach 
Catharine  Spees 
Elizabeth  Been 
Catharine  Henge 
Catharine  Rees 
Elizabeth  Hoot 
Elizabeth  Seller 
Anna  Shellenberger 
Mr.  Adam  Renner' 


18  Abraham 

16  Abraham 
15  Jacob 

15  Jacob 

17  Jacob 
15  Jacob 

15  Tobias 

16  Jacob 

17  George 
Thomas 
Isaac 
Isaac 
Christian 

16  Abraham 

15  John 

17  Jacob 

16  John 

15  Abraham 

17  Conrad 
s  wife 


17 
17 
18 
16 


Catechumens  at  Tohickon,  May  23,  1819. 


Males : 

Age : 

Father : 

Females : 

Age : 

Father 

Peter  Laux 

19 

Andrew 

Christine  Folmer 

17 

Daniel 

Samuel  Fluck 

John 

Maria  Shellenberg 

16 

Henry 

Samuel  Benner 

19 

Henry 

Maria  Weissel 

17 

Henry 

Joseph  Magel 

19 

Daniel 

Christine  Rinker  . 

16 

David 

John  Hartman 

19 

Philip 

Nancy  Magel 

16 

Daniel 

John  Trlsler 

23 

Philip 

Christine  Magel 

16 

Joseph 

Sam'l  Appenbach 

17 

George 

Nancy  Kern 

16 

Peter 

Henry  Ekel 

19 

John 

Eva  Swartz 

18 

John 

Samuel  Sechler 

17 

Jacob 

Sarah  Wirebach 

15 

Peter 

Jacob  Ott 

19 

John 

Christine  Schissler 

17 

John 

Henry  Mayer 

20 

Jacob 

Hannah  Friderich 

15 

John 

John  Herr 

18 

FrederickLydia  Ott 

14 

Henry 

Jacob  Deis 

18 

Philip 

Hannah  Tressler 

20 

Philip 

Samuel  Fassbender 

18 

Jacob 

Hannah  Schissler 

22 

John 

Joseph  Hoffert 

18 

Joseph 

Sarah  Trissler 

22 

Philip 

Nicholas  Resh 

19 

Henry 

Nancy  Ruth 

22 

Isaac 

Jacob  Ott 

17 

Jacob 

Maria  Stout 

15 

Jacob 

Daniel  Stonebach 

19 

Michael 

Nancy  Stout 

17 

Jacob 

330 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Age  I 

;  Father : 

Females : 

Age  '. 

Father  ■ 

Samuel  Magel 

10 

George 

Nancy  Ott 

17 

John 

John  Keny 

1  Q 

Jacob 

Hannah  Ott 

1 1 
i  I 

Jonn 

jonn  uiu 

1  S 
Xo 

Christian  Maria  Mayer 

1  n 
i  i 

Jacob 

i^nanes  utt 

1  R 
ID 

Abraham  Catharine  Heny 

10 

Jacob 

David  Trissler 

18 

Philip 

Maria  Sallady 

17 

John 

John  Laux 

16 

Andrew 

Maria  Deis 

16 

Philip 

Samuel  Colp 

16 

Michael 

Hannah  Strom 

17 

Jacob 

Samuel  Ott 

17 

Daniel 

Sophia  Fluck 

17 

Henry 

William  Kidney 

20 

John 

Esther  Grow 

18 

George 

Peter  Silvius 

24 

Henry 

Hannah  Fluck 

18 

Peter 

Abraham  Kichline 

Nancy  Althouse 

16 

Conrad 

Catechumens 

at  Charlestown,  October  30,  1819. 

Males : 

Age ; 

;  Father : 

Females : 

Age : 

Father : 

Isaac  Huber 

18 

Henry 

Mrs.  Elizabeth  Moll 

Joel  Blyler 

18 

Jacob 

Mrs.  Elizabeth  Hertzel 

David  Witener 

18 

Daniel 

Anna  Huber 

21 

Henry 

Solomon  Hetrich 

18 

Abraham  Sarah  Hertzel 

18 

Jacob 

Jacob  Hertzel 

18 

Jacob 

Hannah  Stoll 

17 

Jacob 

Joseph  Hetrich 

16 

Christian  Mary  Willower 

15 

Anthony 

Catharine  Magel 

17 

Daniel 

Hannah  Blyler 

17 

Jacob 

Maria  Jacoby 

17 

Peter 

Maria  Widener 

16 

Daniel 

Susan  Aple 

16 



Catechumens  at  Tohickon,  October  12,  1820. 

Males : 

Age; 

;  Father : 

Females : 

Age : 

Father  i 

Michael  Shellenberg  24 

Philip 

Sarah  Frederick 

17 

Henry 

Jacob  FoUmer 

17 

Daniel 

Elizabeth  Hoffert 

16 

Joseph 

Jesse  Heny 

20 

Jacob 

Sarah  Drumbor 

17 

Andrew 

Samuel  Eckel 

18 

John 

Catharine  Deis 

17 

Philip 

Jacob  Follmer 

21 

Joseph 

Lydia  Ott 

15 

John 

Jonas  Althouse 

17 

Martin 

Anna  Smith 

15 

JacoD 

Samuel  Weissel 

16 

Henry 

Catharine  Ott 

15 

Henry 

William  More 

18 

Jesse 

Christine  Geris 

17 

Fred 

Michael  Ott 

16 

Abraham 

Elizabeth  Salladay 

17 

John 

Martin  Fassbenner 

17 

Jacob 

Catharine  Gerhard 

15 

Abraham 

John  Adam  Fluck 

16 

Jacob 

Sophia  Brecht 

15 

John 

Samuel  Kern 

17 

Fred 

Margaret  Tressler 

16 

Philip 

Jonathan  Gerhard 

18 

Abr. 

Sarah  Geres 

24 

George 

Samuel  Mayer 

16 

Samuel 

Hannah  Applebach 

15 

George 

Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


331 


Males : 

Age : 

Father : 

Females :            Age : 

Father ; 

George  Ernst 

16 

George 

Magdalene  Stout 

15 

Henry 

Samuel  Hartman 

17 

Philip 

Anna  Ott 

16 

Christian 

Jesse  Hoffert 

17 

Joseph 

Susan  Benner 

Henry 

Jacob  Stout 

1 7 

Jacob 

Anna  Yeakel 

23 

Jacob 

John  Hoot 

16 

John 

John  Geris 

24 

Frederick 

John  Applebach 

17 

George 

Henry  Benner 

18 

Henry 

Abr.  Gerhard 

20 

Abraham 

John  Angeny 

24 

Jacob 

Catechumens  at  Indianfield  April  20,  1821. 

Males : 

Age : 

Father : 

Females :            Age : 

Father : 

George  Gerhard 

17 

Jacob 

Mary  Dorn 

15 

Adam 

Abr.  Roudenbush 

17 

Peter 

Elizabeth  Dreisbach 

16 

John 

Abr.  Roudenbush 

17 

George 

Magdalena  Gerhard  16 

Isaac 

John  Widenmeyer 

17 

John 

Margaret  Hoot 

16 

John 

Jacob  Hartman 

17 

Philip 

Elizabeth  Shipe 

16 

Abraham 

Henry  Gerhard 

17 

Isaac 

Barbara  Hertzel 

16 

Philip 

Philip  Drisebach 

17 

John 

Anna  Kern 

15 

John 

Jacob  Welker 

17 

Jacob 

Marg.  Henge 

15 

George 

George  Henge 

17 

George 

Sarah  Renner 

16 

Adam 

John  Watz 

16 

Elisha 

Marg.  Welker 

16 

Jacob 

Abr.  Henge 

16 

Jacob- 

Magdalena  Widdig 

20 

Enosh  Frantz 

18 

John 

Elizabeth  Weaver 

an  adult 

William  Reiff 

18 

Benjamin  Elizabeth  Herr 

17 

David 

Michael  ReifC 

19 

Benjamin  Margaret  Herzel 

19 

Henry 

Jacob  Althouse 

19 

Henry 

Maria  Shellenberger 

16 

Jacob 

Henry  Kern 

17 

John 

Anna  Renner 

17 

Adam 

Catechumens  at  Charlestown,  October  23,  1821. 

Males : 

Age 

:  Father : 

Females : 

Age 

:  Father : 

Michael  Hiltebeutel  21 

Jacob 

Magdalene  Grossly 

16 

James 

Jonathan  Levi 

17 

Adam 

Maria  Hetrich 

16 

Christian 

John  Hetrich 

17 

Jacob 

Susanna  Dreisbach 

16 

Jacob 

Charles  Nicholas 

16 

Joseph 

Hannah  Dreisbach 

17 

Jacob 

Jonas  Merkel 

16 

Daniel 

Juliann  Stuvert 

19 

Charles 

William  Hetrick 

15 

Jacob 

Magdalene  Kellise 

25 

Conrad 

Henry  Watz 

22 

Elisha 

332 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Catechumens  at  Indianfield,  April  20,  1822. 


X"  diner  . 

Females : 

Age 

:  Father: 

William  Herzel 

22 

Henry 

Hannah  Gerhard 

15 

Isaac 

John  Sloop 

19 

Conrad 

Cornelia  Gerhard 

16 

Abraham 

Michael  Hertzel 

17 

Henry 

Catharine  Gerhard 

14 

Abraham 

William  Weil 

17 

William 

Maria  Gerhard 

17 

Henry 

Enosh  Henge 

18 

John 

Magdalena  Gerhard  16 

John 

Joseph  Gerhard 

17 

Jacob 

Henry  Althouse 

17 

Henry 

Daniel  Rees 

18 

Jacob 

Rachel  Gerhard 

15 

J  acob 

Jesse  Been 

16 

Abr. 

Hannah  Koch 

19 

Peter 

Jacob  Buchhammer  19 

John 

Sophia  Koch 

17 

xreter 

Tobias  Leidy 

16 

George 

Catechumens  at  Tohickon,  October  22,  1822. 

Males : 

Age 

:  Father : 

Females : 

Age 

:  Father : 

Jacob  Salladay 

16 

Peter 

Catharine  Heller 

15 

Ludwig 

John  Follmer 

17 

Daniel 

Catharine  Ott 

16 

Henry 

Samuel  Leidy 

17 

Charles 

Hannah  Fluck 

16 

Jacob 

Andrew  Laux 

15 

Andrew 

Susanna  Fluck 

16 

Christian 

Peter  Brecht 

15 

Jacob 

Magdalena  Kern 

15 

Peter 

John  Eckel 

17 

John 

Sarah  Maugel 

15 

Joseph 

Peter  Bloom 

18 

ChristophiSusanna  Ott 

16 

Christian 

Joseph  Shive 

17 

Peter 

Elizabeth  Neis 

14 

Daniel 

Enosh  Shive 

17 

Peter 

Catharine  Laux 

17 

Andrew 

Samuel  Rinker 

17 

David 

Christine  Dise 

16 

Philip 

Enoch  Davis 

adult 

Catharine  Benner 

17 

Henry 

Rachel  Hoffert 

15 

Joseph 

Elizabeth  Leidy 

adult 

Catharine  Salladay 

15 

Peter 

Hannah  Shive 

16 

jreLer 

Hannah  Stout 

15 

Henry 

Magdalena  Shive 

adult 

Catechumens  at  Tohickon,  October  30,  1824. 

Males : 

Ag-e : 

Father : 

Females :            Age  : 

Father : 

George  Hartman 

19 

Philip 

Catharine  House- 

Levi Leidy 

16 

Charles 

keeper 

18 

Daniel 

Jacob  Ratzel 

16 

George 

Barbara  Salladay 

15 

Peter 

Tobias  Applebach 

17 

George 

Lydia  Gerhard 

16 

Abraham 

Jonas  Hartman 

16 

Jacob 

Eliza  Rool 

16 

Tobias 

Christian  Hous- 

Maria  Reeder 

18 

John 

keeper 

16 

Daniel 

Eliz.  Ott 

16 

Christian 

Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


Ag6 

Father ',           F6rn3,lGS  t 

Age 

Father 

John  Strom 

OA 

Jacob       Hannan  Follmer 

18 

Jacob 

Tobias  Drumbour 

1  c 

Andrew    Hdizabetn  Strom 

18 

Jacob 

Isaac  Stout 

17 

Jacob       Catharine  Fassben- 

Jacob  Kern 

16 

Frederick  ner 

19 

John 

Tobias  Althouse 

17 

Martin     Lydia  Laux 

16 

Adam 

Charles  Gerhard 

17 

Abraham  Maria  Wolfinger 

16 

John 

John  Ott 

20 

John        Anna  Ott 

15 

Henry 

Samuel  Follmer 

19 

Joseph     Maria  Colp 

adult 

Enosh  Follmer 

17 

Joseph 

John  Drumbour 

17 

John 

Enosh  Sholl 

17 

Frederick 

Simon  Sholl 

16 

Frederick 

Catechuments  at  Charlestown,  November  20,  1824. 


Males : 
Abraham  Obrist 
Michael  Gerhard 
Franklin  Read 
John  Wunderlich 


Age  :  Father  :  Females : 

23  Abraham  Caroline  Read 


16  Isaac 
19  Andrew 
16  George 


Lydia  Markel 
Elizabeth  Gerhard 
Eliz.  Bartholomew 
Maria  Widener 
Catharine  Huber 
Miss  Moll 


Age :  Father 

16  John 
IS  Daniel 

17  Isaac 
15  Andrew 
—  adult 


Catechumens  at  Indianfield,  May  15,  1825. 


Males : 

Age 

:  Father : 

Females : 

Age 

:  Father : 

Jesse  Roudenbush 

18 

George 

Elizabeth  Althouse 

17 

Henry 

Samuel  Renner 

17 

Adam 

Catharine  Swenk 

18 

George 

Tobias  Henge 

17 

George 

Sophia  Swenk 

17 

George 

Zeno  Meile 

17 

William 

Maria  Herzel 

17 

Henry 

Lydia  Herzel 

18 

Henry 

George  Seibel 

18 

Jacob 

Hannah  Herzel 

16 

Philip 

Tobias  Sholl 

17 

Jacob 

Hannah  Fluck 

16 

John 

Ephraim  Heny 

17 

Abraham  Hannah  Weil 

16 

William 

John  Kern 

16 

John 

Eliz.  Henge 

17 

John 

John  Stover 

adult 

Eliz.  Sholl 

16 

Jacob 

Sophia  Herzel 

16 

Henry 

Lydia  Henge 

16 

Jacob 

Catharine  Renner 

15 

Adam 

Anna  Follmer 

15 

John 

Catharine  Follmer 

16 

John 

Catharine  Gerhard 

16 

John 

334 


The  P ennsylvania-G erman  Society, 


Males; 


Age :  Father 


Females  : 
Eliz.  Klein 
Hannah  Dreisbach 
Sarah  Reiff 
Sophia  Reiff 
Eliz.  Bender 
Hannah  Reiff 
Margaret  Buchham- 
mer 


Age :  Father : 

15  Jacob 

16  John 

15  Benjamin 

16  Benjamin 
16  Adam 
—  adult 


16  John 


Catechumens  at  Tohickon,  Sept.  26,  1826. 


Males : 
John  Shessler 
Samuel  Fluck 
Jesse  Housekeeper 
Samuel  Heny 
Elias  Gerhard 
Henry  Lechler 
Abr.  Appelbach 
Samuel  Follmer 
Sam.  Hart  man 
Fred  Hartman 
Abr.  Rinker 
John  Maugel 
Tobias  Heller 
Lazarus  Sholl 
Samuel  Eckert 


Females : 
Rebekah  Cammel 
Christina  Fluck 


Age 
21 
20 

16  Matthias  Anna  Follmer 

17  Jacob       Maria  Ratzel 
17  Abraham  Elizabeth  Stout 
17  Jacob       Lydia  Leidy 

Maria  Heany 
Lydia  Heany 
Catharine  Magel 
Magd.  Rool 
Magdalena  Shellen 

berger 
Caroline  House- 
keeper 
Margaret  Ott 
Barbara  Ott 
Elizabeth  Althouse 
Catharine  Hartman 
Lydia  Fluck 
Marg.  Drumbaur 
Susan  Ott 
Elizabeth  Fluck 
Sarah  Hetrick 
Delilah  Wissmer 
Magd.  Rinker 
Elizabeth  Althouse 


Father: 
John 
Henry 


17  John 
17  Daniel 
Jacob 
Philip 

—  adult 

17  Joseph 

18  Ludwig 
16  Fred 

—  adult 


16 
18 


Age 
16 
15 
15 
16 
16 
16 
16 
15 
16 
16 


Father : 
Philip 
John 
Daniel 
George 
Henry 
Charles 
Jacob 
Jacob 
Daniel 
Tobias 


16  John 


17 
17 
17 
15 
16 
18 
16 
15 
15 
22 
17 
24 
16 


Matthias 

John 

Peter 

Martin 

Philip 

John 

Abraham 

Henry 

Fred 

Peter 

Dennis 

John 

Fred 


Catechumens  at  Indian  Creek,  April  13,  1827. 
Males:  Age:  Father:  Females:  Age:  Father 

David  Appenzeller    18  Jacob       Sarah  Dorn  17  Adam 

Tobias  Herr  17  David      Hannah  Gerhard      15  John 


Tohickon  Reformed  Records. 


335 


Males : 

Samuel  Herr 
Benj.  Wirebach 
Sam.  Leidy 
Paul  Hertzel 
William  Heany 
Jacob  Sholl 
John  Hoot 


Age :  Father : 


Females : 

Catharine  Herzel 
Elizabeth  Dorn 
Catharine  Herzel 
Maria  Lutz 


17  David 
17  Isaac 
17  Jacob 
17  Henry 
17  Abraham  Eliz.  Leidy 

16  Jacob       Eliz.  Hetrich 

17  John        Hannah  Rees 

Hannah  Wirebach 
Rachel  Jacoby 
Eliz.  Reiff 


Age :  Father : 

16  Philip 

18  Adam 

15  Henry 

16  Jacob 
15  Jacob 
18  Peter 

17  Jacob 
15  Isaac 
17  Peter 

15  Benjamin 


Catechumens  at  Charlestown,  June  2,  1827. 


Males : 
Samuel  Young 
Andrew  Young 
Henry  Hertzel 
Thomas  Hartman 
Absalom  Markel 
Jacob  Stoll 
John  Markel 
Augustus  Drum- 

bauer 
Jonas  Hillegas 
Jacob  Blyler 
John  Bender 
George  Mayor 


Age :  Father : 

17  Christian 

16  Christian 

18  Paul 

17  John 

19  Daniel 

19  Jacob 

18  Daniel 

20  Henry 

19  Henry 
17  Jacob 
17  Adam 

21  John 


Females :  Age  : 

Hannah  Mumbauer  — 
Julianna  Heest  15 
Hannah  Hendricks  17 
Magd.  Gooker  19 
Eliz.  Stoll  19 
Hannah  Hetrick  18 
Sarah  Hertzel  16 
Hannah  Frederick  17 
Anna  Shellenberger  21 
Catharine  Drumbaur  15 
Euphemia  Shive  15 
Catharine  Blyler  17 
Anna  Herr  19 
Sarah  Herr  16 
Mary  Bender  15 
Leanna  Widener  19 
Marg.  Kern  — 
Sarah  Smith  — 


Father : 
adult 
John 
Henry 
Jacob 
Jacob 
Christian 
Paul 
George 
John 
Henry 
John 
Peter 
Jacob 
Jacob 
Adam 
Daniel 
adult 
adult 


33 1^ 


HISTORY  OF  THE  TOHICKON  LUTHERAN  CON- 
GREGATION, BEDMINSTER  TOWN- 
/  SHIP,  BUCKS  COUNTY, 
/  1745-1840. 

N  trying  to  write  the  history  of  the  Tohickon  Luth- 
eran congregation,  the  writer  feels  he  cannot  do  full 
justice  to  his  subject.  The  sources  of  Reformed 
church  history  in  Pennsylvania,  which  he  has  been 
gathering  for  twenty-five  years,  fail  him  when  he  un- 
dertakes to  write  also  the  history  of  the  Lutheran  church- 
Hence  he  acknowledges  himself  as  hampered  for  lack  of 
documents.  But  since  the  Lutheran  record  published  here- 
with calls  for  a  treatment  similar  to  that  of  the  Reformed 
record,  he  must  content  himself  with  the  sources  that  are 
at  present  available.  These  are  mainly  three :  First,  the 
minutes  of  the  Lutheran  Ministerium  of  Pennsylvania, 
1748-1821,  printed  in  Philadelphia  in  1898;'  secondly,  the 
"Hallesche  Nachrichten,"  the  great  treasure  house  of  Luth- 
eran church  history  in  Pennsylvania,  w^hich  consist  of  elab- 
orate reports,  sent  by  the  Lutheran  ministers  of  Pennsyl- 
vania to  the  authorities  of  the  institutions  at  Halle,  Ger- 
many, presided  over  for  years  by  the  celebrated  Dr. 
Francke.  They  were  first  published  at  Halle  in  1787,  but 
were  reprinted  in  this  country,  in  1886-1895,  in  two  large 

1  Do<yitmentary  History  of  the  Evangelical  Lutheran  Ministerium  of 
Pennsylvania  and  adjacent  States.  Proceedings  of  the  Anmial  Conven- 
tions from  1748  to  1821.  Philadelphia,  1898,  Board  of  Pubi.  of  the  Gen- 
eral Council  of  the  Evang.  Lutheran  Church  in  North  America.  IV,  61!) 
pp.  Quoted  as  Minutes. 


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volumes,  and  provided  with  numerous  and  valuable  anno- 
tations by  Drs.  Mann  and  Schmucker.^  Our  quotations  are 
always  taken  from  the  American  reprint.  And  last,  but 
not  least,  the  church  record  of  the  congregation,  whose  care- 
ful study,  like  that  of  the  Reformed  records,  has  been  sadly 
neglected,  to  the  detriment  of  the  true  history  of  the  con- 
gregation. 

What  is  usually  regarded  as  the  earliest  reference  to  the 
Tohickon  Lutheran  congregation  is  found  in  a  letter  of  the 
Lutheran  patriarch,  the  Rev.  Henry  Melchior  Muhlenberg, 
dated  June  18,  1754.  Under  that  date  he  wrote  as  follows 
to  the  pastors  at  Halle : 

"At  a  river,  called  Tohicon,  about  twenty-two  miles  from  Provi- 
dence, is  a  small  congregation  of  High  German  Lutherans,  who  for 
about  ten  years  past  [1744-1754]  have  been  visited  as  much  as  possi- 
ble by  our  Ministerium,  and  were  last  served  by  Messrs.  Rauss  and 
Schultz.  But,  inasmuch  as  the  congregation  is  somewhat  out  of 
the  way,  is  also  too  poor  to  support  a  minister  alone,  and  is  indeed 
not  able  to  raise  even  the  half  or  the  third  part  of  a  sufficient  salary, 
in  union  with  other  congregations.  ...  we  are  much  perplexed 
about  it.  The  congregation  has  built  with  great  efforts  and  costs 
a  schoolhouse  and  parsonage.  But  we  do  not  know  how  to  help 
them,  because  the  financial  support  is  lacking.  They  are  very  sad 
that  we  cannot  help  them  as  we  would  like  to  do,  and  they  believe 
that  they  are  abandoned  for  other  reasons"  (H.  N.,  II,  186). 

When  we  compare  these  statements  with  the  Tohickon 
record  we  discover  to  our  great  surprise  that  no  trace  of 
either  Rauss  or  Schultz  can  be  found  in  the  record.  The 
Tohickon  church  record  was  opened  on  May  24,  1750,  by 
an  unknown  hand,  which  entered  six  baptisms  on  that  day. 
It  could  not  have  been  either  Lucas  Rauss,  pastor  at  Old 
Goshenhoppen,  or  Frederick  Schultz,  Muhlenberg's  assist- 
ant at  New  Hanover  and  Providence,  for  the  simple  reason 

2  Nachrichten  von  den  vereinigten  Deutschen  Evangelisch-Lutherischen 
Gemeinen  in  Pensylvanien.  New  edition,  with  historical  annotations  by 
Dr.  W.  J.  Mann  and  Dr.  B.  M.  Schmucker.  Vol.  I.  Allentown,  1886  ;  Vol. 
IL  Philadelphia,  1895.  Quoted  briefly  as  Hallesche  Nachrichten,  abbre- 
viated as  H.  N. 


Tohickon  Lutheran  Church.  339 

that  neither  of  them  came  to  Pennsylvania  before  the  year 
1751. 

I. 

MINISTRY  OF  REV.  JOHN  MARTIN  SCHAEFER, 

1750-1753. 

On  June  10,  1750,  there  begins  another  set  of  thirty-seven 
baptismal  entries,  which  extend  from  that  date  to  Decem- 
ber 3,  1753.  These  were  made  by  John  Martin  Schaefer, 
who  in  a  baptism  of  his  own  daughter,  Magdalena  Barbara, 
on  June  3,  1753,  calls  himself  "minister  here."  These  en- 
tries, all  in  the  same  handwriting,  prove  that  from  June 
1750  to  December  1753,  John  Martin  Schaefer  preached  to 
the  congregation.  His  ministry  leaves  no  room  for  that 
of  Rauss  and  Schultz.  The  only  conclusion  which  we  can 
draw  from  these  facts  is  that  the  "Tohicon"  of  which 
Muhlenberg  wrote  in  1754  is  not  identical  w^ith  the  To- 
hickon of  this  church  record.  Hence  there  must  have  been 
two  Lutheran  congregations  on  the  Tohickon  creek  at  that 
time.  This  conclusion  is  corroborated  by  several  other 
facts.  In  1750,  there  were  two  delegates  from  the  "To- 
hecka"  present  at  the  meeting  of  the  Ministerium  {Minutes, 
p.  28).  This  could  not  have  been  the  Tohickon  of  the  rec- 
ord which  we  now  publish,  because  it  was  in  1750  under 
the  care  of  an  independent  Lutheran  minister,  who  was  not 
recognized  by  the  Ministerium.  Again,  in  1752,  the  Minis- 
terium resolved  that  "Old  Goshenhoppen,  Indianfield  and 
Tohecka  shall  remain  together,  as  they  have  been  to  the 
present,  and  be  served  by  Mr.  Rauss"  (Minutes,  p.  39).  This 
passage  is  further  proof  that  the  "Tohecka"  mentioned  in 
the  minutes  of  the  Ministerium  cannot  be  our  Tohickon, 
because  the  latter  was  served  from  1750-53  by  Schaefer  and 
not  by  Rauss.  If  there  must  be  tzvo  Lutheran  congregations 
on  the  Tohickon  creek,  the   question   naturally  arises: 


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Where  is  the  second  to  be  found?    The  answer  is  simple- 
It  IS  Keller's  Church,  also  in  Bedminster  township  =  and 
also  on  the  Tohickon  creek,  but  two  and  one-half '  mile, 
southeast  of  the  present  Tohickon.    It  was  this  church  on 
the  "Tohecka"  which  sent  delegates  to  the  convention  of 
Lutheran  ramisters.  held  in  June  1750,  at  Providence,  and 
It  was  this  church  which  was  under  fhe  pastoral  care  of 
Rauss.    In  the  "Jubilee  Volume"  of  the  Norristown  Con- 
ference, published  in  1917,*  occurs  this  statement  about 
Kellers  Cburch  (p.  93)  :    "The  f^rst  pastor  of  this  congre- 
gation of  whom  there  is  any  record  was  Lucas  Rau=s  " 
Thus  assurance  is  made  doubly  sure  that  the  Tohickon 
mentioned  by  Muhlenberg  and  in  the  minutes  of  the  Minis- 
terium was  not  the  present  Tohickon  Church,  but  rather 
Keller's  Church,  whose  record  harmonizes  perfectlv  with 
Muhlenberg's  description. 

Being  thus,  to  our  regret,  deprived  of  the  "earliest  refer- 
ence" of  our  Tohickon,  we  are  left  in  the  dark  as  to  the 
first  pastor  or  pastors  of  the  present  Tohickon  Lutheran 
congregation.  It  is  probable,  although  by  no  means  cer- 
tain, that  the  union  of  the  Lutheran  and  Reformed  people 
went  back  to  the  very  beginning  of  church  life  in  thi.  com- 
munity, that  is,  the  year  1745.  When  in  the  vear  1753  the 
first  church  land  was  purchased,  it  was  done  bv  the  two 
united  congregations.  Hence,  we  may  perhaps'  conclude 
that  the  Lutheran  congregation  also  reaches  back  to  the 
year  1745. 

But  while  the  founder  of  the  Tohickon  Lutheran  congre- 
gation IS  unknown,  the  first  known  pastor  was  John  Mar- 
tin Schaeier.  This  man  was  an  independent  Lutheran  min- 
ister and  an  opponent  of  Muhlenberg,    He  came  to  Amer- 

3  As  a  result  Keller's  Church  appears  occasionally  as  •■Bedminster"  in 
the  minutes  of  the  Ministerium,  see  pp.  238,  332,  335. 

o/Ve;l^;Zn;•^"a,;;,''J°'""^i^°'"'"'°'""  conference  of  ,ke  MUisteriu.n 
date,  3^2  pp  I'">"'^hed  by  the  Conference.  .v„ 


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Tohickon  Lutheran  Church. 


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ica  in  the  year  1750,  having  been  originally  a  schoolmaster 
(H.  N.,  I,  591).  He  was  a  student  and  adherent  of  the 
notorious  John  Conrad  Andreae,  pastor  at  Old  Goshenhop- 
pen,  and  was  probably  ordained  by  him.  From  1750-53, 
he  was  preaching  at  Tohickon  and  during  his  stay  there 
took  part  in  the  purchase  of  the  first  church  land  on  Sep- 
tember 1,  1753.  In  1757,  we  find  him  at  Upper  Milford, 
where  he  entered  the  first  baptism  into  the  record.  He 
had  apparently  accepted  an  invitation  to  preach  at  Upper 
Milford,  but  before  the  end  of  the  year  he  received  and  ac- 
cepted a  call  from  the  German  Lutheran  congregation  in 
New  York  City.  He  stayed  in  New  York  till  1761,  when 
he  removed  to  Waldboro,  Maine,  where  he  is  said  to  have 
neglected  his  pastoral  duties,  but  became  rich  as  a  physic- 
ian.  He  died  there  in  1794  (H.  N.,  I.  631). 


II. 

MINISTRY  OF 
REV.  JACOB  FREDERICK  SCHERTLEIN, 
1754-1755. 

During  the  years  1754  and  1755.  we  find  a  number  of 
entries  in  the  Tohickon  record  made  by  Jacob  Frederick 
Schertlein.  Thus,  on  December  1,  1754,  there  is  a  baptism 
of  Anna  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John  David,  and  of  his 
wife,  Christina  Barbara.  This  baptism  was  entered  by  "M. 
[Magister]  Schertlein,  minister  in  Maguncy."  Other  bap- 
tisms were  performed  by  Schertlein  on  May  8,  1/5^. 

Jacob  Frederick  Schertlein  was  born  at  Hornberg,  in 
Baden,  Germany.  He  became  Magister  at  Tuebingen  in 
1717;  was  pastor  at  Zell  and  Altbach,  near  Esslingen.  Wur- 
temberg.  in  1733:  was  dismissed  there  in  1748;  came  to 
America,  landing  at  Philadelphia  September  27.  1752;  was 
pastor  in  Heidelberg,  Lehigh  county,  beginning  in  1754,  of 


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the  new  church  in  Weissenberg  in  1754,  at  Zionsville  in 
Upper  Milford  in  1758.  How  long  he  served  these  congre- 
gations is  not  certain.  The  above  extract  from  the  To- 
hickon  record  shows  that  he  was  also  at  Macungy  as  early 
as  1754.  In  1763,  he  was  compelled  to  flee  from  his  home 
because  of  the  Indian  incursions.  At  the  meeting  of  the 
Ministerium  in  October  1763,  at  Philadelphia,  a  letter  was 
read  from  Mr.  Schertlein,  in  which  he  excused  his  absence 
"on  account  of  his  age  and  danger  from  the  Indians,''  with 
the  added  request  to  be  remembered  in  prayer  {Minutes,  p. 
71).  In  November  1768,  Muhlenberg  reports  him^  as  hav- 
ing departed  this  life.  Although  Schertlein  was  not  a  regu- 
lar member  of  the  Ministerium,  Muhlenberg  tried  to  culti- 
vate friendly  relations  with  him,  and  invited  him  to  attend 
the  meetings  of  the  Ministerium,  as  he  expresses  it,  "in  the 
hope  that  under  the  rough  shell  a  good  kernel  might  yet 
grow  under  the  influence  of  suffering  and  through  the  work- 
ing of  the  good  Spirit"  {Minutes,  p.  43).  Schertlein  was 
present  at  only  one  meeting,  in  1754. 


III. 

MINISTRY  OF  REV.  JOHN  JOSEPH  ROTH, 
1755-1758. 

On  August  17,  1755,  another  pastor  was  at  Tohickon, 
heading  his  baptismal  entries  with  a  Latin  sentence,  which 
may  be  translated:  "The  deacon  John  Joseph  Roth  has 
begun  to  write  the  names  of  the  baptized  children."^ 

John  Joseph  Roth  was,  according  to  the  statement  of 
Muhlenberg  (H.  N.,  II,  434).  in  his  youth  a  Roman  Catho- 
hc  student  from  Siegen,  Westphalia.    He  is  probably  iden- 

fK  ^f'li''^^^  NachTichten,  I,  592;  Schantz,  HistoHcal  Discourse  at 

1894   p^u  "*""^^  ^^^sregation,  Allentown. 

yJtT^^  """'^k^^  Johannes  Josephus  Roth  incepit  scri- 

oere  nomina  baptizantium. 


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tical  with  the  "Jo^^^^nnes  Josephus  Roth/'  who  qualified  at 
Philadelphia  September  22,  1752.  He  appears  as  a  preacher 
first  at  Tohickon,  in  August  1755.  F'rom  that  date  till 
April  15,  1758,  he  entered  thirty-six  baptisms  into  the  To- 
hickon record.  He  preached  also  at  Indianfield,  where  his 
baptismal  entries  begin  February  15,  1756,  and  extend  to 
March  18,  1764.  Several  of  his  own  children  appear  in  the 
Indianfield  record.  Thus,  on  March  18,  1757,  John  Marcus, 
"son  of  John  Joseph  Roth,  pastor  of  this  church,  and  Eliza- 
beth, his  wife,"  w^as  born  and  baptized  March  24th.  An- 
other son  of  the  pastor,  John  Michael  Kilian,  was  born 
June  16th  and  baptized  July  24,  1759. 

On  December  8,  1761,  Mr.  Roth  visited  Muhlenberg,  (H. 
N.,  II,  382)  and  asked  to  be  received  as  a  member  of  the 
Lutheran  Ministerium.  He  w*as  at  that  time  pastor  at  Old 
Goshenhoppen,  Indianfield  and  Upper  Milford.  He  re- 
ported that  he  had  notified  Indianfield  of  his  intention  to 
resign,  which  intention,  however,  he  did  not  carry  out.  If 
there  were  any  difficulties,  they  were  apparently  overcome. 

Mr.  Roth  was  examined  by  the  Ministerium  on  June  29, 
1762  (Minutes,  p.  65),  but  his  reception  was  postponed  until 
more  information  <:ould  be  secured  about  him.  There  must 
have  been  some  doubt  and  hesitation  about  him,  for  when 
he  was  finally  received  on  October  17,  1763,  the  delegates 
of  Indianfield  and  Saucon  were  asked  about  his  conduct 
and  whether  the  congregations  had  expressed  a  desire  for 
him.  After  satisfactory  assurances  had  been  given,  the 
Ministerium  received  him  on  the  following  conditions:  "1. 
That  a  necessary  admonition  be  addressed  to  him  before- 
hand. 2.  That  it  be  understood  that  we  retain  the  right  to 
exclude  him  for  sufficient  reasons.  The  President  addressed 
the  admonition  to  him,  and  the  other  members  gave  their 
assent  and  received  him  with  the  right  hand  and  hearty  con- 
gratulations." (Minutes,  p.  71.)  Roth  was  pastor,  at  that 
time,  of  Indianfield,  Saucon  and  Upper  Milford.    In  the 


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year  1763,  he  became  also  the  first  pastor  of  the  newly 
organized  Lutheran  congregation  in  Allentovvn.  He  served 
these  congregations  till  his  death,  which  occurred  in  May 
1764.  On  May  17,  1764,  Muhlenberg  received  a  letter  from 
Saucon,  containing  the  report  that  Deacon  Roth  had  been 
buried  on  the  preceding  Sunday,  May  13th.  (H.  N.,  II. 
566.)  He  was  buried  in  the  graveyard  of  the  Blue  Church,' 
Upper  Saucon  township,  near  Coopersburg.  Pa.^ 


IV. 

MINISTRY  OF  REV.  JOHN  WOLF  LIZEL, 
1760-1765. 

The  next  Lutheran  pastor  at  Tohickon  was  John  Wolf 
Lizel.  He  was  no  doubt  identical  with  "Joh.  Wolfgang 
Leitzel,"  who  on  September  24,  1753,  signed  the  oath  of 
allegiance  at  Philadelphia.*  He  gave  his  age  at  that  time 
as  ^thirty  years.  Hence  he  was  born  in  1723.  On  July  16. 
1754,  "Johann  Wolfgang  Leitzel,"  advertised  as  "deutscher 
Schul-und  Rechen  Meister"  in  Saur's  newspaper  and  an- 
nounced that  he  was  conducting  a  night  school,  both  in 
summer  and  winter,  in  Germantown.^  He  was  probably 
engaged  in  teaching  for  some  years.  In  1760,  he  appears 
in  Tohickon  as  preacher,  heading  his  baptisms  in  the  church 
record  with  the  statement :  "Baptized  by  me,  John  Wolf 
Lizel,  of  Nuremberg."  Very  little  is  known  about  him. 
According  to  the  annotations  in  the  "Hallesche  Nachri'ch- 
ten,"  he  was  an  adherent  of  the  ill-famed  Andreae  (pastor 
at  Old  Go^shenhoppen  from  1743-50  and  at  Germantown 
from  1750-53)  and  was  probably  ordained  by  him.    He  was. 

7  See  Proceedings  of  the  Lehigh  County  Hist.  Society,  Vol  I,  p.  106, 
s  See  Pennsylvania  Archives,  2nd  Series,  Vol.  XVII,  pp.  399  and  401. 
9  Knauss,  James  O.  Social  Conditions  among  the  Pa.  Germans  in  the 
Society  T  77''''''''''  ^^^^^  Proceedings  of  the  Pa.  German 


Tohickon  Lutheran  Church. 


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therefore,  an  independent  Lutheran  minister,  who  was  never 
recognized  by  the  Ministerium. 

At  Tohickon,  Lizel  baptized  the  first  child  on  December 
8,  1760,  and  the  last  one  on  July  27,  1765.  During  that 
period  he  entered  84  baptisms  into  the  record.  One  of  the 
children  baptized  by  him  w^as  his  own  daughter,  Maria 
Helena,  baptized  January  1,  1765.  He  officiated  also  at  In- 
dianfield,  where  from  December  9,  1767,  to  May  15,  1769, 
he  entered  18  baptisms  into  that  record.  In  1769,  he  was 
preaching  in  the  Salisbury  church,  for  in  August  of  that 
year  he  entered  a  baptism  in  the  records  of  that  church  (H. 
N.,  I,  593).    After  that  his  name  disappeared. 

V. 

MINISTRY  OF  REV.  PHILIP  HENRY  RAPP, 
1765-1772. 

Beginning  with  October  1765  a  new  pastor  was  active  at 
Tohickon.  It  was  Philip  Henry  Rapp.  On  January  16, 
1766,  he  signed  the  financial  statement  for  the  year  1765, 
with  the  following  signature:  'Thilippus  Henricus  Rapp. 
pastor  loci." 

Rapp  came  to  Pennsylvania  in  1750.  Under  date  August 
29,  1751,  Muhlenberg  reports  in  his  diary:  "Mr.  Andreae 
has  recommended  some  one  else  from  here  for  New  York, 
one  who  calls  himself  Rapp.  With  other  Germans  he  came 
to  this  country  a  year  ago."  (H.  N.,  11.  29.)  In  his  youth 
Rapp  is  said  to  have  been  engaged  in  a  mercantile  busi- 
ness (H.  N.,  I.  630).  When  he  came  to  Pennsylvania,  An- 
dreae received  and  ordained  him,  and  sent  him  to  Macungy 
in  Lehigh  county,  where  he  officiated  from  the  fall  of  1750 
to  October  1751.  Andreae  then  recommended  him  to  New 
York,  where  he  served  the  party  of  Riess  (a  party  hostile 
to  Muhlenberg)  till  the  end  of  1753.  After  the  death  of 
Andreae,  on  January  1,  1754,  he  went  to  Germantown, 


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where  he  stayed  as  pastor  till  1762.  At  that  time  he  be- 
come invoived  in  a  quarrel  with  his  parishioners,  who  ap- 
pealed to  Muhlenberg  for  assistance.  In  the  following  year 
Rapp  was  compelled  to  withdraw,  as  he  failed  to  get  a 
single  vote  in  an  election,  which  Muhlenberg  had  arranged 
(H.  N.,  II,  650).  Shortly  afterwards  he  came  to  Tohickon, 
where  he  entered  the  first  baptism  on  the  22nd  Sunday  after 
Trinity,  i.  e.,  in  October  1765.  From  that  date  till  1772  (the 
exact  date  is  not  given)  he  entered  forty-eight  baptisms  in 
the  Tohickon  record. 

It  was  during  the  ministry  of  Rapp  that  the  first  stone 
church  was  built  at  Tohickon.  Several  historians^°  have 
stated  that  Muhlenberg  contributed  to  this  building.  Let 
us  examine  the  evidence.  In  his  diary  of  1763,  Muhlenberg 
writes:  **On  February  2,  1763,  towards  evening  several 
men  from  the  Tohickon  congregation  came  to  me  and  asked 
for  a  collection  for  their  new^  church  building.  I  gave  them 
my  mite,  but  told  them  to  look  for  more  from  other  friends." 
(H.  N.,  II,  523.)  Now,  inasmuch  as  Rapp,  the  then  pastor 
at  Tohickon  was  not  a  member  of  the  Ministerium  and  To- 
hickon itself  had  always  been  an  independent  congregation, 
it  is  much  more  likely,  and  indeed  almost  <:ertain,  that  this 
passage  refers  to  the  other  congregation  on  the  Tohickon, 
namely  Keller's  Church,  which  had  been  for  years  an  ob- 
ject of  Muhlenberg's  solicitude  and  care."  Rapp  himself 
has  left  us  a  record  of  the  dedication  of  the  Tohickon  stone 
church: 

"Anno  1766,  May  8tli,  on  Ascension  Day,  our  newly-built  stone 
church  was  publicly  dedicated  by  myself  and  Mr.  Alsenz,  as  the  Re- 
formed representative.  I  took  as  my  text  I  Kings,  VIII,  vs.  28  and 
29.  and  gave  her  the  name  'templum  pacis'  or  Peace  Church  (Fried- 


10  See  HaUesche  Nachrichten,  I,  268;  Jubilee  Volume,  Norristown  Con- 
ference, p.  246. 

11  Moreover,  It  Is  unlikely  that  it  took  three  years  to  build  a  stone 
church  at  Tohickon.  1763-1766.  The  correct  inference  from  the  diary  of 
Muhlenberg  is,  that  a  stone  church  was  built  at  Keller's  in  1763. 


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enskirclie).  The  text  of  the  Reformed  preacher  was  from  Isaiah 
56,  V.  7,  the  last  words. 

Testor  Philipp  Henry  Rapp." 

After  Rapp  left  Tohickon  in  1772  he  probably  served  some 
neighboring  congregation.  The  Tohickon  congregation 
then  seems  to  have  been  without  a  pastor  for  several  years. 
In  the  minutes  of  the  Ministerium  for  the  year  1772  (p.  131) 
it  is  stated  that  "the  remaining  vacant  congregations  on  the 
Tohecka,"  cannot  at  present  be  cared  for.  This  no  doubt 
refers  to  Tohickon. 

Rapp  resided  in  Nockamixon  township,  where  he  had 
purchased  a  farm  probably  in  1774.  He  made  his  will  July 
12,  1779,  which  was  probated  November  8,  1779.  Hence  he 
died  shortly  before  the  latter  date.  Muhlenberg  records  in 
his  dairy,  under  date  November  10,  1779,  that  Rapp  had 
committed  suicide.    H.  N.,  I,  591.) 

As  the  will  of  Rapp  throws  an  interesting  light  on  the 
membership  of  his  family  we  insert  it  in  full. 

loAST  WILL  AND  TESTAJVIENT  OF  PHILIP  HENRY  RAPP, 
July  12,  1779. 

In  the  name  of  the  Lord,  Amen!  I  Philip  Henry  Rapp  of  Naco- 
mlxon  Township  Minister  of  the  Gospel,  being  at  present  sick  and 
weak  of  Body,  but  sound  of  Mind  and  Memory,  thanks  to  the  Lord, 
make  this  my  will  and  Testament,  viz.. 

First,  I  resign  my  soul  to  my  Redeemer  Jesus  Christ  and  my 
Body  to  the  Earth,  to  be  buried  there  in  such  a  Manner  as  my  Exec- 
utors shall  think  proper. 

Concerning  my  small  temporal  Estate  it  is  my  Will  that  first  of 
all  my  legal  Debts  are  to  be  paid,  my  son  Philip  Henry  shall  have 
the  whole  Plantation,  excepted  twenty  five  acres  containing  six 
acres  meadow  the  remainder  Wood  and  Plow  Land  which  shall  be 
the  property  of  my  son  Frederick  Christian. 

My  Wife  shall  have  the  Mare  and  all  the  Household  Goods,  dur- 
ing the  time  she  remains  my  widow,  and  also  the  use  of  Twenty  five 
Acres  of  Land,  during  the  time  till  Christian  shall  be  [of]  age; 
and  it  is  my  will,  that  the  said  Frederick  Christian  shall  be  put  to 
a  Trade  as  soon  as  suitable  to  his  mother.    Then  it  is  my  will  that 


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my  daughter,  who  is  married  to  Joseph  Yost,  and  my  daughter 
Catharine,  who  is  married  to  John  Rohrbach,  shall  each  of  them 
have  fifteen  pounds  current  money  as  it  is  at  present  received  in 
Continental  Payments  in  the  State  of  Pennsylvania.  But  when  my 
widow  marries  again,  then  she  shall  have  her  bed  and  apparel  and 
half  of  the  movables,  the  remainder  shall  be  the  Property  of  my 
both  sons,  for  reason  they  had  no  proper  education,  as  my  said 
daughters,  who  had  all  the  benefits  for  themselves,  since  they  was 
able  to  work  for  themselves  and  contributed  nothing  for  the  Edu- 
cation of  the  said  sons. 

For  the  true  performance  of  this  I  appoint  my  son  Philip  Henry 
and  my  wife  Mary  his  assistant  to  my  sole  executor  and  Executrix 
of  this  my  last  will  and  testament.   Made  this  12th  Day  of  July  1779. 

Philip  Henry  Rapp. 

Signed,  seal'd  and  pronounced  as  my  will  in  the  presence  of  us 
the  subscribers  Godfrey  Miller,  Bucks  Co. 

The  Sth  Day  of  November  1779  appeared  Godfrey  Miller  the  wit- 
ness to  the  within  writing  purporting  to  be  the  last  Will  and  Testa- 
ment of  Philip  Henry  Rapp,  deed,  who  on  his  solemn  affirmation 
did  declare  and  say  That  he  was  called  by  the  said  Testator  to  be 
an  evidence  to  the  same,  when  the  said  Testator  produced  the  with- 
in Instrument  already  executed  and  declared  the  same  to  be  his 
last  will  and  that  he  signed  it  with  his  name  as  such  and  moreover 
pointed  out  to  the  Witness  the  Erasure  in  the  Body  of  the  Will  of 
the  Word  Five  and  Interlineation  above  it  of  the  words  have  fifteen. 
intimating  that  the  same  was  done  by  himself.  The  said  affirmant 
further  saith  that  the  said  Testator  was  then  of  sound  Mind, 
Memory  and  understanding  to  the  best  of  his  knowledge  and  be- 
lief; That  the  name  Godfrey  Miller  underneath  the  said  writing  was 
wrote  by  him  the  affirmant  as  witness  thereto;  and  also  that  he 
was  well  acquainted  with  the  hand  writing  of  the  said  Testator  and 
verily  believes  that  as  well  as  the  signature  Philip  Henry  Rapp  as 
the  whole  Body  of  the  Will  to  be  of  his  the  Testator  s  own  proper 
Hand  writing. 

Bucks  Co.  Be  it  remembered  that  on  the  Sth  Day  of  November 
1779  the  within  written  last  Will  and  Testament  of  Philip  Henry 
Rapp,  deed,  was  proved  in  the  manner  above  shown,  when  Letters 
Testamentary  were  granted  to  Mary  Rapp  and  Philip  Henry  Rapp 
the  Executor  and  Executrix  therein  named,  they  being  first  duly 
affirmed  well  and  truly  to  administer  the  Goods  Chattels  Rights 
and  Credits  of  the  sd.  Deed,  to  exhibit  within  one  month  from  the 
date  hereof  into  the  Registrar's  Office  for  the  said  County,  a  true 


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Inventory  and  Conscionable  appraisement  of  the  same,  &  in  one 
Year,  or  when  thereunto  lawfully  required  render  a  just  account  of 
their  whole  administration.  In  Testimony  whereof  I  have  here- 
unto set  my  Hand  &  affixed  the  Seal  of  sd.  Office,  the  Day  and  Year 
above  said.  John  Hart,  D.  Regr. 


ACCOUNT  OF  THE  ESTATE  OF  PHILIP  HENRY  RAPR 
Dr.  Philip  Rapp  acting  Executor  of  the  Last  Will  and  Testament 
of  Philip  Henry  Rapp  late  of  Nockamixon  Township  deceased. 
To  the  value  of  the  personal  eastate,  as 
taken  from  the  solemn  affirmation  of 
Philip  Rapp  Executor  aforesaid,  no  in- 
tory  being  filed  £30     0     0  . 

£     s.  d. 

By  Cash  for  Probate  of  Will,  &ct   1     0  9 

Dr.  John  Adams  for  making  coffin  per 

receipts   0     5  0 

John  Roarbach  a  Legacy    5     0  0 

Joseph  Jost  Do   5     0  0 

Commission  allowed  when  the  whole 

administration  is  finished    3     0  0 

Expenses  attending  this  settlement...  12  9 
Balance  in  Hands  of  Executor   14    11  6 

£30     0  0 

Bucks  Co.   This  account  was  examined  and 

allowed  January  19,  1790.   James  Hanna,  Register. 

On  May  15,  1787,  his  son,  Philip  Henry  Rapp,  Jr.,  exe- 
cuted a  power-of-attorney  as  the  onl}^  surviving  heir  of  his 
deceased  father,  by  which  he  appointed  John  George  Ober- 
miiller,  of  Neuwied,  Germany,  to  be  his  attorney  to  recover 
all  goods,  dues  and  accounts  coming  to  him  from  the  estate 
of  his  grandfather,  the  Rev.  Godfrey  Rapp,  of  Sulz,  in 
Lower  Alsace,  near  Strassburg.  This  document  is  recorded 
in  the  recorder's  office  at  Doylestown,  Bucks  county.  It 
proves  that  Rapp  came  from  a  ministerial  family. 

The  Rapp  family  tradition  is  that  Rev.  Philip  Henry 
Rapp,  emigrated  from  Sulz  arriving  America  during  1750; 
that  he  located  in  Nockamixon  township,  where  later  he 


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bought  a  farm ;  that  he  died  on  this  homestead  and  was 
buried  thereon.  In  1893,  his  descendants  erected  a  granite 
monument  over  his  grave,  which  was  unveiled  on  August 
18th  of  that  year,  with  appropriate  ceremonies  and  a  Rapp 
family  reunion.  This  monument  states  that  he  died  No- 
vember 10,  1779,  which  is  evidently  wrong,  as  his  will  was 
probated  November  8,  1779. 

The  powxr-of-attorney  referred  to  above  (a  fragment  of 
the  original  of  which  in  German  is  in  the  hands  of  the  writ- 
er), states  that  Philip  Henry  Rapp,  Jr.,  was  the  only  surviv- 
ing heir  of  his  father,  but  the  family  tradition  says  that  he 
had  three  sons,  one  Philip  Henry,  Jr.,  one  son  who  died 
young,  and  George  who  was  born  shortly  after  his  father's 
death.  Just  why  the  do'cument  makes  no  mention  of  this 
posthumous  son  does  not  appear,  but  the  family  claims  that 
he,  George,  became  the  founder  of  the  Society  of  Harmon- 
ites  of  Economites  at  Economy,  Beaver  county,  Pa.^-  In  re- 
cent years  the  Rapp  family  has  laid  claim  to  the  property 
and  assets  of  that  society,  which  they  say  is  valued  at  $10,- 
000,000. 

Mrs.  Rapp,  widow  of  Rev,  Philip  Henry  Rapp,  afterwards 
married  a  Mr.  Miller  by  whom  she  had  children.  Philip 
Henry  Rapp,  Jr.,  was  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution,  he  lies 
buried  in  an  unmarked  grave  in  the  Nockamixon  Church 
burying-ground. 

12  This  claim  of  the  family  cannot  be  sustained  in  the  light  of  well 
authenticated  history.  According  to  the  article  "Rappists"  in  M'Clintock 
and  Strong's  Cyclopaedia  of  Biblical,  Theological  and  Ecclesiastical  Lit- 
erature, New  York,  1894  (Vol.  VIII,  911-13)  the  society  of  the  Harmonites 
was  founded  by  George  Rapp,  who  was  born  at  Iptingen,  Wurtemberg,  in 
October  1757.  That  was  seven  years  after  Philip  Henry  Rapp,  Sr.,  had 
arrived  in  Pennsylvania.  In  1803,  George  Rapp,  accompanied  by  his  son 
John  and  two  other  adherents,  came  to  America.  Within  a  year  he  was 
followed  by  600  persons,  who  on  Febr.  15,  1805,  organized  themselves  into 
the  "Harmony  Society".  They  had  settled  on  5000  acres  of  wild  land, 
in  the  valley  of  the  Conoquenessing,  about  25  miles  north  of  Pittsburg. 
This  location  did  not  suit  them.  Hence,  after  moving  about  for  some 
time,  they  finally  located  along  the  Ohio  river,  near  Pittsburg,  where  they 
built  "Economy".  See  also  the  more  recent  article  "Communistic  So- 
cieties" in  Hastings,  Encyclopedia  of  Religion  and  Ethics. 


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VI. 

MINISTRY  OF  REV.  CONRAD  ROELLER, 
1774-1795. 

In  1773,  Indianfield  and  Tohickon  petitioned  the  Minis- 
terium  for  a  preacher,  *'who  would  suit  their  conditions,  be- 
cause they  do  not  as  yet  have  a  parsonage  and  can  raise  only 
a  small  salary."  {Minutes,  p.  141.)  It  was  then  resolved 
that  the  minister  of  Old  Goshenhoppen  should  visit  these 
congregations,    (p.  142.) 

As  a  result  we  find  a  new  pastor  at  Tohickon  March 
1774,  in  the  person  of  Conrad  Roeller.  He  was  born  in  Ger- 
many, educated  in  the  University  of  Erlangen  (H.  N.,  II, 
735),  and  came  to  this  country  in  the  year  1770,  well  sup- 
plied with  excellent  testimonials.  He  was  cordially  received 
by  Muhlenberg,  who  at  first  made  him  his  assistant  at 
Philadelphia.  Later,  with  Frederick  A.  C.  Muhlenberg,  he 
was  sent  to  the  congregations  in  the  vicinity  of  Lebanon,  Pa., 
(H.  N.,  II,  104)  and  in  1772  became  pastor  at  Old  Goshen- 
hoppen and  Indianfield.  At  Old  Goshenhoppen  his  bap- 
tismal entries  begin  February  16,  1772,  at  Indianfield  April 
20,  1772.  At  Tohickon  he  did  not  begin  to  enter  baptisms 
till  March  1774.  On  June  12,  1774,  he  signed  the  financial 
statement  for  the  first  time.  Sometime  afterwards  the  three 
congregations  constituting  the  parish  united  in  buying  a 
piece  of  land  containing  160  acres  near  Tylersport,  where 
Mr.  Roeller  settled  and  resided.^^  He  ministered  to  his 
people  till  1795.  On  July  5,  1795,  he  entered  his  last  bap- 
tisms both  at  Tohickon  and  at  Indianfield.  He  probably 
retired  at  this  time  because  of  advancing  age. 

Roeller  was  highly  respected  by  Muhlenberg.  In  a  re- 
port, dated  October  31,  1778,  Muhlenberg  reports  him  as 
pastor  at  Old  Goshenhoppen,  Indianfield  and  Tohickon  and 
then  he  adds :    "He  adorns  his  teaching  with  a  Christian 


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life  and  is  feared  and  loved  by  all,  who  show  Christian 
feeling."  H.  N.,  II,  735.)  and  Again,  in  another  report, 
dated  December  6,  1782,  Muhlenberg  writes  about  Roeller : 
'*He  adorns  the  Christian  doctrine  with  an  edifying  lire" 
(H.  N.,  II.  741).  On  May  31,  1795,  and  following  days, 
Roeller  attended  for  the  last  time  the  meeting  of  the  Luth- 
eran Ministerium.  He  died  in  June  1799  and  was  buried 
under  the  altar  of  the  Indiantield  Church.  Roeller  was  the 
first  Lutheran  pastor,  of  Tohickon,  who  during  his  pas- 
torate there  was  a  member  of  the  Ministerium.  Up  to  the 
year  1772  the  congregation  and  its  ministers  had  been  in- 
dependent. 

VIL 
MINISTRY  OF 
REV.  FREDERICK  WILLIAM  GEISSENHAINER, 
1795-1798. 

A  new  pastorate  began  at  Tohickon  in  November  1795, 
when  Frederick  William  Geissenhainer  entered  his  first  bap- 
tism. He  was  born  at  Muelheim  on  the  Ruhr,  then  in  the 
Duchy  of  Berg,  now  in  the  Rhineprovince,  on  June  26. 
1771^  (H.  N.,  I,  267).  He  studied  three  years  at  the  Uni- 
versity of  Giessen  and  two  at  Goettingen.  Then  he  taught 
for  two  years  as  'Trivatdozent"^^  at  the  latter  university. 
In  1793,  he  went  to  Philadelphia  with  his  brother,  Henry 
Geissenhainer.  Induced  to  visit  Goshenhoppen  and  Trum- 
bauer's  churches,  he  was  called  as  their  pastor.  In  June 
1794,  these  congregations  applied  to  the  Ministerium  for 
his  reception  as  a  member.  Accordingly  he  was  recognized 
as  a  licensed  candidate  in  1794.  In  1798,  he  is  mentioned  in 
the  minutes  as  an  ordained  minister.  (Minutes,  p.  297.) 
He  stayed  at  New  Goshenhoppen  and  Swamp  (New  Provi- 

14  The  position  of  "Privatdozent"  corresponds  to  the  instructor  in  an 
American  university,  with  this  difference,  that  the  Privatdozent  receives 
no  salary  from  the  university,  but  only  the  fees  of  the  students  who  at- 
tend his  lectures. 


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dence)  till  1808.  It  was  during  this  time  that  Geissen- 
hainer  preached  at  Tohickon  and  Indianheld.  At  the  for- 
mer place  his  baptisms  begin  on  November  29,  1795,  and 
continue  till  June  17,  1797.  On  June  15,  1796,  he  signed  a 
financial  statement  at  Tohickon,  which  definitely  proves  his 
presence  there.  In  the  Indianfield  record  his  baptisms  ex- 
tend from  August  23,  1795,  to  April  17,  1797.  In  Tohickon 
he  continued  as  a  supply  till  May  1798,  until,  as  he  states 
in  the  record,  "George  Roeller  has  finished  his  studies." 

While  at  Goshenhoppen  Geissenhainer  married  Anna 
Maria,  daughter  of  Michael  Reiter,  one  of  his  elders.  He 
had  six  children,  one  of  whom  became  a  prominent  Luther- 
an minister,  the  Rev.  Dr.  F.  W.  Geissenhainer.  In  1808, 
Geissenhainer  was  called  to  New  York  City,  where  he  min- 
istered till  1814.  In  the  latter  year  he  resigned  the  New 
York  church  to  go  for  a  number  of  years  on  a  farm  in 
Clearfield  county,  Pennsylvania.  In  1818,  he  moved  to 
Chester  county,  where  he  supplied  several  churches  until 
1823,  when  he  returned  to  his  former  congregation  in  New 
York  City.  Here  he  labored  till  his  death.  May  27,  1838. 
Mr.  Geissenhainer  w-as  a  man  of  great  learning  and  ability 
and  as  a  result  had  much  influence  in  the  church.  He  edu- 
cated a  number  of  young  men  for  the  ministry,  among 
others  was  John  George  Roeller,  the  son  of  his  predecessor 
and  also  his  own  successor  at  Tohickon.  In  1826,  the  Uni- 
versity of  Pennsylvania  conferred  the  title  of  D.D.  upon 
him.^^ 

On  August  20,  1797,  a  new  hand  appears  in  the  Tohickon 
record  which  entered  six  baptisms  on  that  date.  The  same 
hand  appears  also  in  the  Indianfield  record,  beginning 
August  6,  1797,  and  continuing  till  December  1797,  making 
in  all  thirteen  entries  over  that  time.  As  the  "Hallesche 
Nachrichten"  (I,  269)  state  that  in  1797  August  Henry 


15  See  the  sketch  of  his  life  in  Sprague,  Annals  of  the  American  Pulpit, 
Vol  DC,  (1869),  pp.  104-6. 


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Schmidt  was  pastor  at  Tohickon,  it  is  tempting  to  identify 
the  author  of  these  entries  in  1797  with  Mr.  Schmidt.  There 
are,  however,  a  number  of  difficulties  in  the  way.  In  the 
first  place,  the  'TIallesche  Nachrichten"  state  that  Schmidt 
arrived  in  Tohickon  in  1795,  but,  as  we  have  seen,  Geissen- 
hainer  w^as  entering  baptisms  into  the  Tohickon  record 
from  1795-1797.  His  signature  in  June  1796  proves  his  pres- 
ence there.  Moreover,  it  is  stated  that  Schmidt  was  preach- 
ing at  two  places,  Tohickon  and  Springfield.  But  the  man 
who  entered  the  baptisms  in  August  1797  at  Tohickon  was 
also  preaching  at  Indianfield,  as  is  shown  by  the  same 
chirography  there.  Again,  Schmidt  refers  to  his  predeces- 
sor as  a  man  who  was  no  theologian,  for  he  was  unable  to 
learn  the  Latin  declensions  and  the  Greek  alphabet.  This 
cannot  apply  to  Conrad  Roeller.  And  finally,  Schmidt 
states  that  his  two  congregations  had  never  been  in  con- 
nection with  the  Ministerium.  This  could  not  be  said  of 
Tohickon,  for  Conrad  Roeller  had  been  for  many  years  a 
member  of  the  Ministerium.  All  this  leads  us  to  conclude 
that  the  congregation  served  by  Schmidt  is  not  identical 
with  the  Tohickon,  whose  record  we  publish.  This  is  sup- 
ported by  the  minutes  of  the  Ministerium,  which  in  1795 
report  Conrad  Roeller  as  serving  Old  Goshenhoppen,  In- 
dianfield and  Tohecke  (p.  278),  while  in  the  same  year  the 
vacant  congregations  of  Springfield  and  at  *'Tohick"  were 
to  be  offered  by  Mr.  Helmuth  to  a  certain  Mr.  Quitman, 
who  had  just  arrived  from  the  Danish  West  Indies  (p. 
280).  All  this  shows  once  more  that  there  were  two  Luth- 
eran congregations  at  the  Tohickon  creek,  one  the  congre- 
gation now  known  as  Tohickon,  the  other  Keller's  Church. 
The  records  of  the  latter  show  that  Schmidt  was  preceded 
by  Anthony  Hecht,  a  former  schoolmaster,  to  whom  the  de- 
scription of  Schmidt  applies. 

However,  it  is  possible  that  Schmidt,  being  pastor  at  the 
neighboring  Keller's  Church,  did  pay  Tohickon  and  Indian- 


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field  occasional  visits  in  the  year  1797,  and  thus  supplied 
them  for  a  short  time. 

In  1796,  Schmidt  asked  to  be  received  into  the  Minis- 
terium,  but  his  request  was  refused  until  more  could  be 
learned  about  his  character.  (Minutes,  p.  286.)  In  1798, 
Schmidt  went  to  Easton,  where  he  remained  pastor  of  the 
Lutheran  congregation  there  till  1801.  While  at  that  place 
he  made  another  attempt  to  be  admitted  into  the  Minister- 
ium,  but  in  1802  the  later  definitely  declined  to  have  any- 
thing with  him.  (Minutes,  p.  329.)  He  lies  buried  in  the 
cemetery  attached  to  the  Indianfield  church.^^ 

VIII. 

MINISTRY  OF  REV.  JOHN  GEORGE  ROELLER, 

1798-1840. 

In  March  1798,  a  new  Lutheran  pastor  began  his  activity 
at  Tohickon.  It  was  John  George  Roeller,  the  son  of  the 
former  pastor,  Conrad  Roeller.  His  father  himself  entered 
his  birth  and  baptism  into  the  Indianfield  record.  He  was 
born  May  16th  and  baptized  May  25,  1775.  In  1798,  Indian- 
field,  Old  Goshenhoppen  and  Tohickon  requested  that  Mr. 
Roeller  be  received  into  the  Ministerium  (Minutes,  p.  301). 
As  a  result  he  was  examined  and  placed  as  a  catechist  under 
the  supervision  of  Mr.  Fr.  Geissenhainer  (Minutes,  p.  302), 
under  whom  he  had  studied.  In  1799,  Roeller  was  licensed 
(p.  306),  but  he  was  not  ordained  till  June  12,  1805  (p.  361). 
During  his  pastorate  the  present  church  was  built  in  1837, 
at  a  cost  of  $3,000.  He  remained  pastor  at  Tohickon  for 
forty-two  years,  till  his  death,  on  March  27,  1840.  One  of 
his  successors,  the  Rev.  Frederick  Waltz,  entered  the  fol- 
lowing tribute  to  his  predecessor  into  the  record: 

**His  faithful  care  in  teaching  the  young  through  cate- 
chetical instru'ction  found  special  recognition." 


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Mr.  Roeller  lies  buried  in  the  Indianfield  graveyard,  be 
hind  the  church  in  which  he  preached,  with  a  long  Germai 
epitaph  on  his  tombstone,  of  which  the  following  is  ; 
translation : 

Here  rest  the  bones  of  the  Reverend 

John  George  Roeller 
Evangelical  Lutheran  minister.  He 
was  the  son  of  the  Rev.  Conrad  Roeller. 

He  was  born  May  16th,  1775. 
After  the  death  of  his  reverend  father 
He  took  his  place  as  minister  and 
Held  this  office  till  his  death 
He  entered  upon  his  ministry  in  the  year  1798 
And  served  his  three  congregations,  Tohickon,  Old 
Goshenhoppen  and  Indianfield,  and  this  with 
the  divine  assistance  and  grace  for  a  period  of 
forty-two  years. 
He  was  first  married  to  Magdalena 

Wembold,  on  July  19th,  1798. 
He  was  widowed  on  July  31st,  1803. 
He  married  a  2nd  time,  to  the  now 
surviving  Sarah  Raudenbusch, 
widow,  nee  Himmelreich,  on  June  18th 
1805.    In  his  first  marriage  he  had  three  children, 
in  the  second  five  children.  He 
died  March  27,  1840,  his  age  being  64  years,  10  months 
and  11  days. 

His  funeral  text  was:    Gospel  of  John,  chap.  7,  v.  24. 

His  first  wife,  Magdalena  Wembold,  was  born  Septem- 
ber 7,  1779,  died  July  19,  1798.  His  second  wife,  Sarah 
Himmelreich,  was  born  May  29,  1783,  died  October  28,  1856. 

With  the  pastorate  of  John  George  Roeller  we  close  the 
history  of  the  Tohickon  Lutheran  congregation.  The  later 
pastors,  down  to  the  present  time,  are: 

Engelbert  Peixoto,  1841-1864. 

Frederick  Waltz,  1865-1892. 

C.  R.  Fetter,  1893  to  date  (1924). 


TohickoH  Lutheran  Records, 


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THE  TOHICKON  LUTHERAN  CHURCH  RECORD. 
1749-1840. 

This  church  record  is  a  parchment  covered  hook,  13  by  8y2  inches 
in  size,  which  contains  at  present  (1924)  233  pages  of  baptismal 
entries.  Reversing  the  book  there  are  35  pages  of  financial  ac- 
counts and  lists  of  catechumens,  the  former  extending  from  1766- 
1873,  the  latter  from  1826-1834.  The  baptismal  entries  cover  the 
years  1750-1880. 

The  record  has  a  title  which  may  be  translated  as  follows: 
"Church  Record  in  Tohickon. 

May  God  grant  his  grace  to  all  the  children  who  are  entered 
into  this  book." 

The  contents  of  the  record  is  as  follows: 


I.    BAPTISMAL  ENTRIES: 


1. 

12 

by  an  unknown  hand, 

1749-1750 

2. 

39 

by  John  Martin  Schaeffer, 

1750-1753 

(except  two  by  Schertlein) 

3. 

2 

by*  Jacob  Fredtrick  Schertlein, 

1755 

4. 

36 

by  John  Joseph  Roth, 

1755-1757 

5. 

3 

by  unknown  hand. 

1758-1759 

6. 

90 

by  John  Wolf  Lizel, 

1761-1765 

7. 

48 

by  Philip  Henry  Rapp, 

1765-1770 

8. 

5 

by  different  hands, 

1772-1773 

9. 

393 

by  Conrad  Roeller, 

1774-1795 

10. 

3 

by  unknown  hand. 

1795 

11. 

30 

by  Frederick  Wm.  Geissenhainer, 

1795-1797 

12. 

12 

by  unknown  hand, 

1797 

13. 

13 

by  Frederick  Geissenhainer, 

1797-1798 

14. 

614 

by  John  Henry  Roeller, 

1798-1840 

1300 

Total. 

II.    FINANCIAL  RECORDS,  1766-1839. 
III.    LISTS  OF  CATECHUMENS,  1826-1834. 

[TWELVE  BAPTISMS  BY  AN  UNKNOWN  HAND.] 
1750. 

Parents  Children  Sponsors 

Jacob  Hahns  and  (1)  John  Henry,  Henry  Acker  and  wf. 

Magdalena  (2)  John  Jacob,  b.         Jacob  Loch  and  wf. 

Mar.  6;  bap.  May 
24 


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Parents 

Christian  Steinbach 

and  Dorothea 
Rudolf  Drach  and 

Maria  Elizabeth 
Philip  Zimmer  and 

Maria  Margaret 
Thimon  Evans  and 

Sarah 
John  Philip  Yv^'eich- 

hard  and  Anna 

Maria 
Valentine  Nicolaus 

and  Elizabeth 
Valentine  Nicolaus 

and  Elizabeth 

Andrew  Ziegeufuss 
and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 

John  Christopher 
Ziegenfuss  and 
Anna  Catharine 

John  Jacob  Ziegen- 
fuss and  Anna 
Margaret 


Children 

John  Henry,  b.  Apr. 

29;  bap.  May  24 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Apr. 

8;  bap.  May  24 
Philip  Jacob,  b.  May 

2;  bap.  May  24 
William,  b.  Aug.  6, 

1749;  bap.  May  24 
Catharine  Elizabeth, 

b.  Mar.  19;  bap. 

May  24 
Jacob,  b.  Jan.  3;  bap. 

Mar.  11 
John,  b.  Nov.  14, 

1748;  bap.  May  23, 

1749 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Jan.  20;  bap.  Feb. 

19,  1749. 
John  George,  b.  Dec. 

16,1750;  bap.  Jan, 

21 

John  George,  b.  Feb. 
28,  1754;  bap.  Mar. 
17 


Sponsors 

Henry  Keller  and 
wife 

Conrad  Kohl,  Anna 

Maria 
Jacob  Ziegenfuss, 

Maria  Cath.  Loch 
parents 

Catharine  Elizabeth 
Hansel 

Jacob  Loch  and  wife 

parents 

Michael  Teuber, 
Anna  Maria  Zie- 
genfuss 

John  George  Desch, 
Anna  Elizabeth 

John  George  Desch, 
Anna  Elizabeth 


[ENTBIES  BY  THE  REV.  JOHN  MARTIN  SCHAEFFER.] 


Parents 

John  Flug  and 

Maria 
Jacob  Geyer  and 

Maria  Veronica 

Christopher  Bender's 
widow 

Christopher  Willet 
and  Christina 


1750. 
Children 

John,  b.  May  8;  bap. 

June  10,  1750 
Maria  Adrian,  b. 

June  5;  bap.  July 

22 

George  Christopher, 
b.  Oct.  7;  bap.  Oct. 
14 

Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 
Oct.  4;  bap.  Oct.  28 


Sponsors 

John  Conrad  Doe, 
Maria 

George  Hahman, 
Adrian  Hahman, 
Maria  Reissenbach 

Jacob  Geyer,  George 
Hahman,  Cath- 
arine Bender 

Valentine  Fliigel, 
Elizabeth 


Tohickon  Lutheran  Records. 


Parents 
Nicholas  Weichel 
and  Elizabeth 

John  Horn  and 
Maria  Gertrude 

Andrew  Gottschall 
and  Catharine 
Elizabeth 

Nicholas  WeigeP^ 
and  Elizabeth 

Teimans  [!]  Ibans 
and  Sarah  Ibans 

Christopher  Schemel 
and  Elizabeth 

Matthias  Georg  and 
Catharine 

Gottfried  Schmel- 
cher  and  Christina 

Henry  Nunnemacher 
and  Elizabeth 

John  David' 3  and 
Christine  Barbara 


Children 
John  Peter,  b.  Oct. 
26;  bap.  Nov.  11 

John  Peter,  b.  Oct.  2 ; 

bap.  Nov.  11 
Maria  Johanna,  b. 

June  10;  bap.  July 

7 

Margaret,  b.  July  17; 

bap.  Aug.  2 
Joseph,  b.  Oct.  5, 

1751;  bap.  Mar.  22, 

1752 

Conrad,  b.  Aug.  7; 

bap.  Oct.  8,  1751 
Christopher,  b.  Aug. 

15,  1752;  bap.  Mar. 

6,  1753 
Dorothea,  b.  Dec.  9; 

bap.  Dec.  31,  1752 
John  Emrich,  b.  Nov. 

1;    bap.  Mar.  11, 

1752 

Anna  Elizabetha,  b. 
Dec.  1,  1754;  bap. 
by  M.  Schertlein, 
minister  in  Ma- 
guncy 


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Sponsors 
John  Peter  Schneid- 
er, Catharine  Ben- 
der 

Peter  Schneider, 
Maria  Catharine 

Jost  Pfannekuchen 
wf,  Maria  Agnesia, 
and  da.  Maria 
Johanna 

Conrad  Nagel,  Mar- 
garet 

John  Joseph,  Eliza- 
beth Labborn,  Tin- 
icum  Township 

Philip  Herbel, 
single 

Christopher  Trubi, 
Maria  Catharine 

Martin  Eyer,  Doro- 
thea Beuscher 

Andrew  Kichlin, 
Maria  Nunnemach- 
er, single- 

Ludwig  Schmid, 
Anna  Elizabeth 


John  Martin  Schaef- 
fer,  minister  here, 
and  Maria  Salome 

Christopher  Willet 
and  Christina 

Christopher  Thoman 
and  Anna  Eva 


1753. 

Magdalena  Barbara, 

b.  May  12;  bap. 

June  3,  1753 
Christopher,  b.  Apr. 

19;  bap.  May  7 
Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Feb.  11;  bap.  Mar. 

4 


Adam  Beuscher, 
Catharine  Barbara 

parents 

Jacob  Fuchs  and 
wife 


52  Baptism  entered  by  Rev.  M.  Schertlein. 

53  Baptism  entered  by  Rev^.  M.  Schertlein. 


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Parents 
Christopher  Schemel 

and  Elizabeth 
George  Gab,  and 

Maria  Dorothea 

John  Lange  and 
Barbara 

Andrew  Gottschal 
and  Catharine 
Elizabeth 


Children 
John  Jacob,  b.  Jan. 

2;  bap.  Jan.  21 
Maria  Margaret,  b. 

July  8;  bap.  July 

22 

John  William,  b. 
Mar.  11;  bap.  Apr. 
1 

Esther,  b.  May  7; 
ban.  June  3 


Sponsors 

John  Jacob  Zeisler. 
single 

Henry  Hering, 
Maria  Margaret, 
both  single. 

John  William  Lab- 
bar  and  wife 

Henry  Jeckel  and 
wife 


On  June  6th,  1753,  was  baptized  a  father,  mother  and  their  nine 
children: 

James  Hoepenny  and  wife  Mary  and  their  nine  children. 

Sponsors  were:  John  Martin  Schaeffer  and  wife,  Adam  Beuscher 
and  wife,  Gottfried  Schemcher  and  wife,  Mr.  Seubel  and  wife,  Se- 
bastian Stein  and  wife,  Martin  Eyer  and  Dorothea  Beuscher,  Cas- 
par Stouter. 

Children 
John,  b.  Aug.  6: 

bap.  Aug.  12 
Anna  Sarah,  b.  July 
28;  bap.  Aug.  19 


Parents 
Jacob  Wirt  and  Mar 

garet 
Joseph  Lang  and 

Elizabeth 


Michael  Witterich 
and  Magdalena 

George  Anthon  Hons 
and  ApoUonia 

John  Jacob  Rau  and 
Anna  Sibylla 

John  Jacob  Rau  and 
Anna  Sibylla 

John  David  Fiess 
and  Anna  Maria 


John  Peter,  b.  May 

22;  bap.  Sept.  9 
George  Anthony,  b. 

June  3;  bap.  Oct.  3 
Maria  Salome,  b. 

Dec.  7;  bap.  Dec. 

10 

Anna  Wilhelmina 
Catharine,  b.  Dec. 
7;  bap.  Dec.  10 

Jacob  David,  b.  Oct. 
25;  bap.  Dec.  9 


Sponsors 
John  Lauter,  Doro- 
thea Beuscher 
Anna  Sarah  and 
William  Labbar, 
both  single 
John  Peter  Tautfuss 

and  Sibylla 
parents 

John  Martin  Schaef- 
fer  and  wife  Sa- 
lome 

Michael  Just  and 
wife,  Anna  Wil- 
helmina Catharine 

Jacob  Gloss  and 
Anna  Maria 


[The  next  three  baptisms  were  entered  by  M.  Schertlein.] 
Henry  Nonnen-  Christine,  b.  Apr.        Adam  Dani  and 

macher  and  Elsa         22;  bap.  May  S,  Christine 
1755 


Tohickon  Lutheran  Records. 


Parents 
Carl  Goris  and 
Catharine 

George  Ness  and 
Catharine 


Children 
John  Nicholas,  b, 

Oct.  26,  '54;  bap. 

May  8,  1755 
Jacobus,  b.  Mar.  28; 

bap.  May  8;  bap. 

by  M.  Schertlein 


Sponsors 
John  Nicholas  Wei- 
gel  and  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Ness  and 
Maria  Binder 


[ENTRIES  BY  THE  REV.  JOHN  JOSEPH  ROTH,  AUGUST  1755 
TO  FEBRUARY  1758.] 

The  Deacon  John  Joseph  Roth  has  begun  to  write  the  names  of 
the  baptized  children. 


Parents 
Martin  Eyer  and 
Dorothea 

Valentin  Kramer 
and  Anna  Maria 

Michael  Widerich 
and  Magdalena 

Valentine  Philip  and 
Susanna 

Christopher  Willet 
and  Christina 

Caspar  Beuschlein 
and  Eva 

Frederick  Dorflinger 
and  Maria  Eliza- 
beth 

Melchior  Hertzel 

and  Esther 
Melchior  Hertzel 

and  Esther 

Melchior  Hertzel 
and  Esther 


Children 
John  Adam,  b.  July 

27,  1755;  bap.  Aug. 
17 

Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

July  5;  bap.  July 

29.  1755 
Jacobus,  b.  Mar.  25; 
bap.  July  27,  1755 
Jacobus,  b.  June  27; 

bap.  July  31,  1755 
Elizabeth,  b.  May  24 ; 

bap.  June  15,  1755 

Barbara,  b.  Mar.  16; 

bap.  June  1,  1755 
Cath.  Elizabeth,  b. 

Dec.  24,  1750;  bap. 

Jan.  14 
George,  b.  Apr.  18, 

1752;  bap.  June  1 
Jacob,  b.  Sept.  1, 

1751;  bap.  June  1, 

1755 

Magdalena,  b.  Sep. 

28,  1754;  bap.  June 
1,  1755 


Sponsors 
John  Adam  Beischer 
and  Anna  Barbara 

Jacob  Nunnemacher, 
Ursula  Boshertz 

Jacob  Niess  and 
and  Agnes  Mesmer 
Matthias  Stier  and 

Anna  Maria 
John  Joseph  Roth, 

Elizabeth  Kraem- 

er,  single 
Nicholas  Bob  and 

Barbara 
Catharine  Trubey. 

Anna  Elizabeth 

Coppelberger 
parents 

parents 


Joseph  Robel  and 
Anna  Maria 


54  The  original  reads :  Diaconus  Johannes  Josephus  Both  incepit  scrib- 
ere  nomina  baptizantium. 


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Parents 
Frederick  Salatin 

and  Maria  Barbara 
Ludwig  Bender  aud 

Magdalena 

Conrad  Guthlorret 
and  Eva 

William  Geiser  and 
Anna  Barbara 

Bernhard  Sukman 
and  Anna  Clara 

Lawrence  Schwing 
and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 

Peter  Nos3  and 
Maria  Barbara 

Herman  Stumb  and 
Elizabeth 


Frederick  Dorflinger 
and  Maria  Eliza- 
beth 

John  Truby  and 
Esther 

John  Henry  Hart- 
man  and  Eliza 

John  Jacob  Redling 

and  Margaret 
Jacob  Klein  and 

Anna  Maria 

John  Hoenig  and 
Anna 


Children 
John,  b.  Apr.  9;  bap. 

July  13,  1755 
John  Peter,  b.  June 

13;  bap.  July  13, 

1755 

John,  b.  Aug.  6;  bap. 
Aug.  18,  1755 

John  George,  b.  Aug, 
28;  bap.  Nov.  9, 
1755 

Bernhard,  b.  Sep. 
25;  bap.  Nov.  9, 
1755 

John  Adam,  b.  Apr. 
14;  bap.  Aug.  1 

Anna  Maria,  b.  Feb. 
17;  bap.  Aug.  1, 
1755 

Elizabeth,  b.  Oct.  29; 
bap.  Dec.  7,  1755 

1756. 

John  Joseph,  b.  Feb. 
22;  bap.  Mar.  7, 
1756 

John  Christopher,  b. 

Feb.  1;  bap.  Mar. 

26,  1755  . 
John  Henry,  b.  Feb. 

14;  bap.  Mar.  28, 

1756 

John,  b.  May  7,  1756; 

bap.  May  30 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Dec. 

17,  1755;  bap.  May 

9,  1756 
John  Adam,  b.  Mar. 

14;  bap.  Mar.  29, 

1756 


Sponsors 
John  Hoenig  and 

Anna 
John  Peter  Bender 

and  Catharine 

Anna  Elizabeth 
Desch,  John  Wage- 
ner 

John  George  Sukman 
and  Barbara 

Bernhard  Bisbinger 
and  Anna  Mar- 
garet 

George  Adam  Beck- 
holl,  Anna  Martha 
Hansgieber 

Anna  Maria  Haus- 
gieber 

Henry  Hartman  and 
Elizabeth 


John  Joseph  Roth, 
sacerdos 

John  Christopher 
Trubi 

John  Arwegast,  Anna 
Catharine  Gress- 
man 

John  George  Gerner 
and  Maria  Eva 

Elias  Schneider, 
Anna  Maria  Noss 

John  Adam  Dany 
and  Christina 


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Parents 
Frederick  Schweng 

and  Elizabeth 
Philip  Haering  and 

Elizabeth 

John  Jacob  Weil  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Christopher  Knotel 
and  Anna  Maria 

John  Philip  Schwarz 
Lands  and  Maria 
Agnes 

Joseph  Pannekuchen 
and  Catharine 

Balthasar  Erbach 
and  Maria  Eliza 


Caspar  Kraemer  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Michael  Jost  and 
Elizabeth  Catha- 
rine 

Michael  Jost  and 
Elizabeth  Catha- 
rine 

Michael  Jost  and 
Elizabeth  Catha- 
rine 

Martin  Herbster^s 
and  Maria  Ver- 
onica 

John  Henry  Nunne- 
macher^^ 


Children 
Veronica,  b.  May  2; 

bap.  May  30,  1756 
John  Michael,  b.  May 

8;  bap.  May  15, 

1756 

Anna  Maria,  b.  Mar. 
20 ;  bap.  May  16, 
1756 

Maria,  b.  Dec.  17, 
1755;  bap.  May  20, 
1756 

Conrad,  b.  Dec.  31, 
1755;  bap.  May  10, 
1756 

Catharine,  b.  June 
31;  bap.  Aug.  1, 
1756 

Jacob,  b.  May  15; 
bap.  Aug.  22,  1756 

1757. 

Anna  Magdalena,  b. 

Jan.  25;  bap.  Feb. 

6,  1757 
Abraham,  b.  Aug.  30 ; 

bap.  Sep.  5,  1756 

Isaac,  b.  Aug.  30; 
bap.  Sept.  5,  1756 

Jacob,  b.  Aug.  30; 
bap.  Sep.  5,  1756 

Barbara,  b.  Oct.  27, 
'57;  bap.  Apr.  15, 
1758 

Adam,  bap.  April  21 


Sponsors 

George  Bergstraaser 
and  Veronica 

John  Michael  Kro- 
nau,  Cath.  Doro- 
thea Haering 

Valentin  Bigel  and 
Anna  Maria 

Ernst  Hausgeber  and 
Maria 

Conrad  Libold  and 
wife 

Christopher  Trubi, 
Catharine  Dani, 
single 

parents 


Christopher  Mackel 
and  Magdalena 

Adam  Beuscher  and 
Barbara 

Rudolph  Drach  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Frey  and 
Elizabeth 

parents 


Adam  Dany 


56  This  is  the  last  baptism  of  Rev.  Roth.  The  next  was  entered  by  a 
different  hand. 

8«  Entered  by  Philip  H.  Rapp. 


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Parents 
Jacob  Alem  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Jacob  Alem  and 
Anna  Margaret 


Children 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 
Jan.  27;  bap.  — , 
1758 

John  Jacob,  b.  May 
4,  1759 


Sponsors 
Rudolph  Drach  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Huber  and 
wife 


[ENTRIES  BY  REV.  JOHN  WOLF  LIZEL,  JAN.  1761-JULY  176G.] 

Baptized  in  the  sacred  name  by  me,  John  Wolf  Lizel  of  Nurem- 
berg. 


Parents 
Leonard  Mayer 

Nicholas  Wei  gel 

Lorenz  Schwinck 

Henry  Bohringer 
Philip  Detlesman 

Jacob  Hilkert 

Martin  Hausman 
Michael  Jost 

John  Kramer 

John  Luz 


Michael  Holder 
Peter  Schmidt 
Conrad  Seipel 
John  Dege 
George  Martin 


Children 
Anna  Barbara,  bap. 

Dec.  8,  [1760] 
Maria  Catharine,  bap. 

Jan.  3,  1761 
John,  bap.  Jan.  3, 

1761 

Rosina,  bap.  May  — 
Catharine,  bap.  June 
21 

Maria  Magdalene, 

bap.  Aug.  15 
Anna,  bap.  Aug.  15 
John  Conrad,  bap. 

Oct.  20 
Andrew,  bap.  Nov. 

7 

John  Jacob,  bap. 
Nov.  24 

1762. 

John,  bap.  Jan.  3, 
1762 

George  Jacob,  bap. 

Jan,  3 
Elizabeth,  bap.  Jan. 

4 

John  Adam,  bap. 

Mar.  8 
Maria  Elizabeth,  ba. 

Apr.  — 


Sponsors 
George  Desch 

George  Mess 

Nicholas  Weigel 

Rosina  Bohringer 
Philip  Schreyer 

Dietrich  Schmezer 

Elizabeth  Schwenck 
parents 

Andrew  Pedmann 
Jacob  Bernt 


John  Joerger 

George  Henry  Seipel 

George  Henry  Seipel 

Adam  Storr 

Maria  Salome  Bend- 
er 


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Pai-ents 
Philip  Hering 

  Wilbern 

Lawrence  Kramer 

David  Beringer 
Martin  Herbster 

  Renz 

John  Peter  Schnei- 
der 

Michael  Weissel 

Hartman  Dettmer 
Jacob  Ahlem 

Adam  Weber 

Frederick  Schwenk 
Martin  Eyer 

John  Nees 

Caspar  Carl 

Frederick  Fuchs 
John  Nees 
Michael  Krohman 
John  Fried 
John  Reifert 
Leonard  Meyer 
John  Luz 


Children 
Maria  Susanna,  ba. 

Apr.  — 
John,  ba.  Apr.  3 
(a)  Anna,  (b)  Cath- 
arine, ba.  Apr.  3 
Maria,  ba.  July  7 
Maria  Veronica,  ba. 

July  7 
son,  ba.  July  16 
Marg.  Barbara,  ba. 

Aug.  1 
Maria  Margaret,  ba. 

Aug.  1 
son,  ba.  Aug.  15 
John  Philip,  ba. 

Nov.  — 
George  Frederick, 

ba.  Nov.  — 
Juliana,  ba.  Sep.  26 
Anna  Barbara,  ba. 

Sept.  26 
John,  ba.  Dec.  5 

Anna  Maria,  ba.  Dec. 
20 

1763. 

John  Frederick,  ba. 

Jan.  6,  1763 
Anna  Maria,  ba. 

March  12 
Anna  Catharine,  ba. 

July  3 
Maria  Agnes,  ba. 

July  3 
John  Peter,  ba.  July 

3 

Anna  Catharine,  ba. 

July  3 
Catharine  Elizabeth, 

ba.  — 


Sponsors 
Valentine  Philipp 

Henry  Drach 
Michael  Jost 

Peter  Schneider 
parents 

Barbara  Weigel 

Jacob  Ahlem 

  Jost 

Philip  Stein 
Jacob  Ziegenfuss 

parents 

Adam  Beischer 

John  Bender,  Eliza- 
beth Dorfler 
Anna  Maria  Laux 

Henry  Schlucker 
Jacob  Nees 
John  Krohman 

Peter  Kern 
Jacob  Fuchs 
  Stenger 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


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Parents 
Michael  Holder 
Casper  Kramer 

John  Kramer 
Peter  Laux 

John  Nees 
Valentine  Edelman 

Christopher  Sig- 

mann 
Jacob  Bilckert 

Philip  Schreyer 

Jacob  Ziegenfuss 

  Hartman 

George  Martin 
Henry  Junkhen 

John  Dege 
John  Kenneff 
Philip  Heripg 

Ludwig  Benner 
Philip  Herzel 
Conrad  Seller 
Henry  Petringer 


Children 
Maria,  ba.  Apr.  24 
Anna  Maria,  ba. 

June  5 
Henry,  ba.  June  5 
Anna  Catharine,  ba. 

June  5 
Elizabeth,  ba.  June  5 
Catharine,  ba.  June 

5 

Dorothea,  ba.  July  15 

Maria  Barbara,  ba. 

July  15 
Anna  Barbara,  ba. 

July  31 
Anna  Magdalena,  ba. 

Aug.  28 

1764. 

Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

Jan.  4,  1764;  ba. 

Feb.  28,  1764 
Christina,  ba.  Feb. 

28,  1764 
Frederick,  b.  Oct.  15, 

1763;  ba.  Feb.  24, 

1764 

Maria  Charlotte,  ba. 

Oct.  14,  1763 
Anna  Maria,  ba.  Oct. 

14,  1763 
(1)  Anna  Elizabeth, 

(2)  Susanna,  ba. 

Oct.  28,  1763 
John  Ludwig,  ba. 

Dec.  5,  1763 
Maria  Magdalena,  ba. 

Dec.  11,  1763 
John  Henry,  ba.  — , 

1763 

Michael  Henry,  ba. 
Sep.  21,  1763 


Sponsors 
Jacob  Nunnemacher 
William  Wirth 

Henry  Wald 
Philip  Schreyer 

Elizabeth  Dorfler 
?ylatthias  Jorg 

Dorothea  Schreyer 

Maria  Bander 

Adam  Beischer 

Andrew  Ziegenfuss 

Frederick  Spane- 
mer 

Simon  Schmug 
Frederick  Schmidt 

Jacob  Dorflinger 

Conrad  Duy 

George  Desch 
Susanna  Drach 

John  Follmer 

Anna  Maria  Hensel 

son  of  Mr.  Eckel,  da. 

of  Mr.  Seipel 
Michael  Holder 


Tohtckon  Lutheran  Records. 


Parents 
Jacob  Nees 

Leonard  Hiingel 

Jolm  Carl 

Conrad  Bom 
Jacob  Fuchs 
Hartman  Dettemer 
John  Keller 
Martin  Eyev 
John  Vetter 
Nicholas  Weigel 

  Ludi 

Peter  Jorg 
John  Schwenck 
Jacob  Ahlem 

Michael  Krohman 

Peter  Rebert 

Adam  Fauchler 
Theobald  Fuchs 

Peter  Drach 
Andrew  Renz 


Children 
John  Jacob,  b.  Feb. 

18;  ba.  Mar.  10, 
Maria  Magdalena,  ba. 

Mar.  11,  1764 
John  Jacob,  b,  Dec. 

23,  1763;  ba.  Mar. 

12,  1764 
Philip,  ba.  Mar.  17, 

1764 

John  Wolfgang,  ba. 

Mar.  27,  1764 
John  Michael,  ba. 

Apr.  18,  1764 
John  Conrad,  ba. 

Apr.  22,  1764 
Susanna,  ba.  May  7, 

1764 

Matthew,  ba.  May  7, 
1764 

John  George,  b.  Apr. 
23;  ba.  May  9, 
1764 

John  Jacob,  ba.  May 
20 

John,  ba.  Aug.  It 


Matthew,  ba.  Aug.  12 
Gottlieb,  ba.  Aug.  12 
Maria  Susanna,  ba. 

Sept.  9 
George  Michael,  ba. 

Sept.  9 
Christina,  ba.  Oct. 

22 

Sarah,  ba.  Oct.  23 
Maria  Magdalene, 

ba.  Nov.  4 
Jacob,  ba.  Nov.  4 
Henry  Philip,  ba. 

Dec.  10 


Sponsors 
George  Nees  - 

Philip  Hering 


Philip  Stein 

John  Wolf  Lizel 

Michael  Wettrich 

John  Conrad  Seipel 

Andrew  Beischer, 

Susanna  Popp 
Matthew  Jorg 

George  Nees 


John  Jacob  Jost 

father,  who  is  serv- 
ant at  John  Hoe- 
nig's 
Matthew  Jorg 
Theophilus  Hubler 
Maria  Susanna 

Drach 
George  Ackerman 

Dietrich  Rudi 

parents 

Leonard  Mayer 

Rudolph  Drach 
Philip  Hering 


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The  Pennsylvania-German  Soeiety. 


Parents 
George  Nees 

Nicholas  Giess 

Lawrence  Kramer 

The  pastor,  John 

Wolf  Lizel 
Michael  Iderle 

Valentine  Kramer 


Children 
Maria  Salome,  ba, 

Jan.  18,  1765 
Catharine,  ba.  Jan. 

18,  1765 
Anna  Maria,  ba.  May 

4,  1765 
Maria  Helena,  ba. 

Jan.  1,  1765 
Andrew,  ba.  July  11. 

1765 

Anna  Maria,  ba. 
July  27,  1765 


Sponsors 
John  Jacob  Dor- 

flinger 
Catharine  Nees 

Widow  Kramer 

George  Desch 

Andrew  Rickert 

Conrad   Koter  and 
wife 


Note,  As  the  above  children  have  been  entered  very  irregularly. 
I  have  entered  the  following  list  into  the  Church  record,  according 
to  the  information  of  those  who  had  entered  their  age  in  Bibles  or 
other  books.    [Note  by  Philip  H.  Rapp.] 


Jacob  Alem 
Jacob  Alem 

Jacob  Alem 

Jacob  Alem 


Michael,  b.  Oct.  27, 
1760,  ba.  Nov.  — 

Philip,  b.  Oct.  12, 
1762;  ba.  24th  Sun- 
day after  Trinity 

Maria  Susanna,  b. 
July  14,  1764;  ba. 
Sept.  7 

Maria  Margaret,  b. 
Febr.  8,  1766;  ba. 
Sept.  — 


Michael  Weissel  and 

Magdalena 
Philip  Stein  and 

Elizabeth 

George  Seibel,  Sus- 
anna Drach 

John  Keller,  Maria 
Margaret 


[ENTRIES  BY  THE  REV.  PHILIP  HENRY  RAPP,  OCTOBER  1785 


Parents 
John  Maurer  and 
Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Ness  and 
Anna  Maria 

Andrew  Emerich 
and  Maria  Magda- 
lena 


TO  APRIL  1773.] 
Children 
John,  b.  Sept.  29;  ba. 

22  Sunday  after 

Trinity 
John,  b.  Oct.  5;  ba. 

as  above 
Lawrence,  b.  Oct.  17, 

'65;  Sunday  XXIII 

after  Trinity,  1765 


Sponsors 
John  Wirth  and 
wife 

John  Neess,  Eliza- 
beth Dedesmann 

Lawrence  Sherer 
and  Anna  Maria 


Tohickon  Lutheran  Records. 


3^ 


Parents 
Ludwig  Benner  and 
Catharine 

Jacob  Beutelman  and 
Elizabeth  Mar- 
garet 

Martin  Housmann 
and  Margaret 

John  Beusher  and 
Catharine 

Leonard  Hinckel 
and  Maria  Eliza- 
beth 

Philip  Schreyer  and 

Catharine 
Jacob  Schwarz  and 

Margaret 
Valentine  Wirth  and 

Maria  Eliz. 
Jacob  Rauh  and 

Sibylla 


Philip  Stein  and 
Elizabeth 

Nicholas  Baringer 
and  Elizabeth 


1766. 

Children 
Conrad,  b.  Nov.  8, 
1765;  ba.  Jan.  1, 
1766 

Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

Oct.  10,  1765;  ba. 

Sept.  — ,  1766 
Elizabeth  Barbara,  b. 

July  3,  1766;  ba. 

July  27 
Philip  Henry,  b. 

Sept.  1,  1766 
Maria  Margaret,  b. 

Aug.  5,  1766 

Philip  Henry,  b.  May 
26 

John,  b.  — 

John,  b.  July  25, 
1766 

Anna  Sophia  Cath- 
arine, b.  Oct.  24, 
1766;  ba.  XXVI 
Sunday  after  Trin- 
ity 

Anna  Maria,  b.  Oct. 
7,  1766;  ba.  XXVI 
th  after  Trinity 

George  Adam,  b.  Oct. 
19,  1766;  ba.  2nd 
after  Epiphany 


Sponsors 
Conrad  Stenger  and 
Catharine 

Anna  Elizabeth  Allis 


Bernhard  Heller, 
Elizabeth  Heller 

Philip  Schreyer  and 

.  Catharine 
Adam  Schiitz  and 
Maria  Margaret 

Martin  Eyer  and 
Dorothea 

John  Renner  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Binder,  Eliza- 
beth Kern 

Lawrence  Kraemer 
and  Anna  Sophia 
Catharine 


Philip  Herpel  and 
Anna  Maria 

George  Adam  Stohr 
and  wife 


1767. 


Jacob  Dorflinger 
and  Magdalena 

John  Maurer  and 
Anna  Maria 


John,  b.  March  2, 
1767;  ba.  Pentecost 

John  Peter,  b.  June 
15;  ba.  5th  after 
Trinity 


John  Rifferd  and 

Elizabeth 
George  Gassinger 

and  wife 


370 


The  Pennsylvania-German  Society. 


Parents 
Philip  Herpel  and 
and  Anna  Maria 

Valentine  Wirth  and 
Elizabeth 

Adam  Sherer  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

Adam  Sherer  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

Jacob  Brean  and 
Barbara 

Philip  Schreyer  and 
Catharine 

Andrew  Beischer 
and  Anna  Eliza- 
beth 

Philip  Stein  and 
Elizabeth 

Michael  Gronman 
and  Eva  Maria 


Leonard  Hinckel  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

David  Knerr  and 
Anna  Maria 


John  Luz  and  wife 

Henry  Mill  and  Mar- 
garet 

Valentine  Kraemer 
and  Anna  Maria 


Children 
Conrad,  b.  May  30; 
ba.  3rd  after  Trin- 
ity 

Andrew,  b.  Oct.  7, 

1767;  ba.  17th 

after  Trinity 
Johanna,  b.  Feb.  9, 

1768;  ba.  — 
Gertrude,  b.  June  4, 

1765;  ba.  — 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Feb. 

17,  1768;  ba.  Sun- 
day Rogate 
Maria  Dorothea,  b. 

Aug.  30,  1768;  ba. 

17th  after  Trinity 
John  Adams,  b.  Oct. 

—,"  1768;  ba.  23rd 

after  Trinity 
Anna  Dorothea,  b. 

Nov.  6;  ba.  4th 

after  Advent 
(1)  Eva  Maria,  (2) 

Catharine  Barbara- 

b.  Apr.  1;  ba.  Apr. 

23 

Christina  Margaret, 
b.  March  15;  ba. 
Apr.  23 

John  George,  b.  Dec. 
6,  1768;  ba.  Apr.  23 

1769. 

John,  b.  — ;  ba.  Apr. 
23 

Joseph,  b.  Apr.  14; 
ba.  Sunday  Exaudi 

John  Jacob,  b.  Feb, 
9;  ba.  2nd  after 
Trinity 


Sponsors 
Jacob  Gerling  and 
Elizabeth 

Andrew  Beischer 
and  Margaret 

parents 

parents 

Michael  Schneider 
and  Maria 

Balthasar  Steinbach. 
Dorothea  Schreyer 

John  Adams  Eyer, 
Martin  Eyer  and 
Dorothea 

Martin  Eyer  and 
Anna  Dorothea 

Eva  Maria  Acker- 
man,  grandmother, 
John  George  Phil- 
lips, Catharine 
Eliz.  Codron 

Matthias  Ziegenfus 
and  Margaret 

John  George  Naes, 
Anna  Marg.  Non- 
nemacher 

John  Fassbinder, 

Barbara  Pauli 
Joseph  Niemandt  ^ 

and  Magdalena 

Sarah 
John  Jacob  Brean 

and  Barbara 


Tohickon  Lutheran  Records. 


371 


Parents 
Henry  Drach  and 
wife 

George  Nees  and 
Catharine 

Jacob  Alem  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Jacob  Schwarz  and 
Margaret 

Michael  Goz  and  Eva 
Barbara 


Children 
Susanna,  b.  Apr.  30; 
ba.  2nd  after  Trin- 
ity 

Anna  Margaret,  b. 

July  3;  8th  after 

Trinity 
Catharine,  b.  Aug. 

18;  ba.  Nov.  6 
John  Jacob,  b.  Nov. 

6;  ba.  Dec.  31, 1769 
John,  b.  Dec.  26;  ba. 

Jan.  1 


Sponsors 

George  Ludwig 
Seipel  and  Sus- 
anna 

Conrad  Nagel  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Lawrence  Meyer  and 

Catharine 
John  Jacob  Renner, 

Elizabeth  Stein 
John  Hoefler,  Maria 

Dorothea  Rapp 


The  following  were  baptized  privately  on  March  15,  1770: 
Catharine  Paul,  b.  April  30,  1752  ^ 

Elizabeth  Paul,  b.  Aug.  8,  1750  C  Witnesses;  The  parents 
John  Paul,  b.  May  13,  1757  ) 


Parents 
Andrew  Beischer 
and  Elizabeth 

John  Wirth  and 
Catharine 


Jacob  Brean  and 

Barbara 
Morris  Devis  and 

Maria 
Philip  Herpel  and 

Anna  Maria 

Philiy  Schreyer  and 

Catharine 
Philip  Kraemer  and 

Margaret 
Jacob  Brean  and 

Anna  Barbara 


Children 
George,  b.  June  19; 
bap.  8th  after  Trin- 
ity 

Catharine  Margaret, 

b.  Oct.  25,  1770; 

ba.  3rd  Sunday  of 

Advent 
Henry,  b.  Nov.  21, 

1769 

Anna  Maria,  b.  June 

13,  1770 
Elizabeth  Margaret, 

b.  Mar.  24;  ba. 

Mar.  29,  1771 
John  Adam,  b.  Nov. 

19,  1770;  ba.  Dec.  9 
Jacob,  b.  — ;  ba.  23 

rd  after  Trinity 
John  Jacob,  b.  Sept. 

26,  1771;  ba.  Oct. 


Sponsors 
John  George  Desch 
and  Elizabeth 

Michael  Dany,  Mar- 
garet Seller 


Henry  Nunnemacher 
and  Anna  Maria 

Henry  Nunenmacher 
and  Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Beukler  and 
Elizabeth  Marg. 

Andrew  Beischer 
and  Elizabeth 

Lawrence  Kraemer 
and  Catharine 

John  Schreyer  and 
Anna  Maria 


John  Schreyer  and 
Anna  Maria 


Anna  Catharine,  b. 
Oct.  1771;  ba.  Oct. 


Jacob  Brean  and 
Anna  Barbara 


.^372 


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Parents 
Jacob  Beutelman57 

and  Elizabeth 

Marg. 
Jacob  Ahlem  and 

Anna  Margaret 
John  Huber  and 

Susanna 

John  Schwab  and 

Magdalena 
Michael  Lampel  and 

Rosina 
Martin  Weber  and 

Catharine 


Children 
Jacob,  b.  Dec.  10, 
1771;  ba.  — ,  1772 

Susanna,  b.  May  12; 

ba.  Nov.  2S,  1772 
Catharine  Margaret, 

b.  Nov.  19;  ba. 

Nov.  29,  1772 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 

Jan.  12 ;  ba.  Apr.  4 
John,  b.  Dec.  30;  ba. 

Apr.  4 
John  Jacob,  b.  Feb. 

15;  ba.  Apr.  4 

[1773] 


Sponsors 
Abraham  Beutelman, 
Elizabeth  Schemel 

Barbara  Peisch, 

widow 
Jacob  Beidelraan  and 

Elizabeth  Marg. 

Peter  Lang,  Barbara 
Kahler 

John  Straus,  Mar- 
garet Stein 

Jacob  Pilger  and 
Barbara 


[ENTRIES  OP  REV.  CONRAD  ROELLER, 


Parents 
George  Philip  and 

Maria 
Henry  Joerck  and 

Dorothea 
Conrad  Mesenheimer 

and  Elizabeth 

John  Carl  and 

Cunigunda 
Henry  Beringer  and 

Anna  Maria 
Jacob  Aim  and  Anna 

Margaret 
Philip  Schreier  and 

Catharine 
Jacob  Jost  and  Maria 

Elizabeth 
John  George  Philip 

Lishik  and  Maria 

Agathe 


JULY  1795.] 
.  Children 
Peter,  b.  Jan.  29; 

Mar.  — .  1774 
Abraham,  b.  Apr.  14; 

ba.  May  12 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 
Mar.  28;  ba.  May 
29 

John,  b.  Jan.  25;  ba. 

May  29 
John  Henry,  b.  Dec. 

1773;  ba.  May  29 
John  George,  b.  May 

19;  ba.  July  25 
Anna  Maria,  b.  July 

15;  ba.  Aug.  21 
John  Jacob,  b.  Aug. 

12;  ba.  Oct.  2 
Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Sept.  7;  ba.  Sent. 

13 


MARCH  1774  TO 

Sponsors 

Jacob  Philip,  Eliza- 
beth Herb 

Ludwig  Miltaun  and 
wife 

Andrew  Rickert  and 
Agnes 

Jacob  Carl  and  - 

Cunigunda 
John  Bosh  and  wife 

George  Weisel  and 

Maria 
Anna  Maria  Schreier 

grandmother 
parents 

grandmother 


57  This  is  the  last  entry  of  Rev.  Rapp.  The  following  five  entries  were 
made  by  two  different  hand3. 


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373 


Parents 

Conrad  Koder  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Ludwig  Benner  and 
Catharine 

John  Huber  and 
Susanna 

Frederick  Salathe 
and  Elizabeth 

George  Wittemeier 
and  Anna  Cath- 
arine 


Andrew  Schneider 

and  Margaret 
Gottfried  Henry 

Herpster  and 

Catharine 
Henry  Krauthammei 

and  Eva  Catharine 
Adam  Drach  and 

Eva 

Bernard  Ruppert 

and  Maria 
Jacob  Nees  and 

Anna  Maria 
Philip  Thoma  and 

Regina 

Jacob  Beideleman 

and  Eliz.  Margaret 
Same  parents 

Peter  Drach  and 
Catharine 


Conrad  Koder  and 
Maria  Catharine 
Same  parents 


Children 
Conrad,  b.  Sep.  21, 
1773 

John  George,  b,  Aug. 

17;  bo.  Oct.  2 
Gertrude,  b.  Aug.  1; 

ba.  Oct.  15 
Frederick,  b.  Sept. 

27;  ba.  Nov.  13 
John  Jacob,  b.  Sep. 

22;  ba.  Nov.  13 


1775. 

Andrew,  b.  Jan.  2; 

ba.  Mar.  19 
John,  b.  Apr.  6;  ba. 

Mar.  19 

John,  b.  Nov.  13;  ba. 

Apr.  17 
John  Philip,  b.  Mar. 

9;  ba.  Apr.  17 
Elizabeth,  b.  Feb.  3; 

ba.  June  11 
Elizabeth,  b.  Apr. 

24;  ba.  June  10 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

May  12;  ba.  June 

11 

John,  b.  Apr.  26;  ba. 

June  22 
Catharine,  b.  Apr. 

26;  ba.  June  22 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Sept.  25,  1774 

1776. 

— — ,  b.  Nov.  18;  ba. 

Nov.  27,  1774 
 ,  b.  Feb.  17;  ba. 

Apr.  14,  1776 


Sponsors 

Conrad  Coder  and 
Anna  Maria 

George  Tesch  and 
Anna  Elizabeth 

Philip  Gruber,  Ger- 
trude Schemel 

Frederick  Geres, 
Elizabeth  Salate 

Jacob  Rauh  and  Si- 
bylla 


Andrew  Stein 
Jacob  Joehrling 


John  Salade,  Eliza- 
beth Krauthammei 

Philip  Stieber  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Miiller,  Apol- 
lonia  Elizabeth 

Catharine  Dedemer 

George  Philip, 
Maria 

John  Ott,  Gertrude 

Schemler 
Rudolph  Schiebler, 

Elizabeth  Herpel 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Drach 


Elizabeth  Koder, 

Philip  Lessig 
Maria  Barbara 


374 


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Parents 

John  Huber  and 
Susanna 

Lawrence  Kraemer 
and  Sophia  Cath- 
arine 

George  Philip  and 
Anna  Maria 

Andrew  Schneider 

and  Margaret 
Andrew  Schneider 

and  Margaret 
Andrew  Schneider 

and  Margaret 
Adam  Lautenschlag- 

er  and  Margaret 
Philip  Lessig  and 

Maria  Agatha 
Jacob  Nees  and  Eva 

Catharine 
Jacob  Aim  and  Anna 

Margaret 

Philip  Henrich  and 
Eva  Catharine 

John  Luz  and  Mag- 
dalena 


John  Benner  and 

Anna  Maria 
Jacob  Wenhold  and 

Susanna 
Andrew  Schneider 

and  Margaret 
Henry  Joerck  and 

Dorothea 
Christian  Beck  and 

Elizabeth 


Children 

Michael,  b.  Dec.  25, 
1775;  ba.  Apr.  29 

Abraham,  b.  Jan.  12; 
ba.  Mar.  31 

Elizabeth,  b.  June 
14;  ba.  July  7 

Frederick,  b.  Nov. 

11,  1769 
Elizabeth,  b.  July  13, 

1771 

Catharine,  b.  June  2, 
1773 

Catharine,  b.  July 

25;  ba.  Aug,  4 
Conrad,  b.  July  25; 

ba.  Aug.  18 
John  Peter,  b.  Aug. 

2;  ba.  Sep.  29 
Eva  Elizabeth,  b. 

Aug.  10;  ba.  Oct. 

28 

Philip  Henrich,  b. 
Sept.  24;  ba.  Nov. 
10 

Elizabeth,  b.  Aug.  2; 
ba.  Nov.  10 

1777. 

Elizabeth,  b.  Jan.  3; 

ba.  Mar.  31 
Jacob,  b.  Feb.  1;  ba. 

Mar.  31 
Margaret,  b.  Jan.  7; 

ba.  Apr.  13 
John  Jacob,  b.  Mar. 

25;  ba.  May  25 
John,  b.  Mar.  8;  ba. 

July  6.  1778 


Sponsors 

Michael  Huber  and 
Anna 

Abraham  Jost,  Eliza- 
beth Kraemer 

Jacob  Philip,  Eliza- 
beth Marg. 

Schemel 
Frederick  Eberhart 

and  Elizabeth 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Jacobi 
Nicholas  Loch  and 

Barbara 
Peter  Schwerer  and 

Elizabeth 
Conrad  Coder  and 

Anna  Maria 
Peter  Staudt  and 

Salome 
Jacob  Gut  and  Eva 


parents 


Michael  Jung,  Eliza- 
beth Krouthamel 


Christian  Benner, 
Elizabeth  Roth 

Peter  Gerhardt  and 
Christina 

parents 

Valentine  Bergstras- 
ser  and  Elizabeth 
John  Dege  and  wife 


Tohickon  Lutheran  Records. 


375 


Parents 
Jacob  Beidelman 

and  Elizabeth 

Margaret 
John  Huber  and 

Susanna 
Ludwig  Benner  and 

Catharine 
John  Carl  and 

Cnnigunda 

John  Luz  and  Mag- 

dalena 
George  Seybel  and 

Catharine 
Jacob  Brean  and 

Barbara 

George  Wittemayer 
and  Anna  Cath. 
Wilhelmina 

Andrew  Beischer  and 
Anna  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Aim  and 

Margaret 
Michael  Jost  and 

Magdalena 
George  Prinz  and 

Magdalena 


Jacob  Jost  and 

Maria  Elizabeth 
Henry  Krauthamel 

and  Eva  Catharine 
Nicholas  Weicker 

and  Susanna 
Andrew  Schneider 

and  Margaret 


1778. 
Children 
Anna  Margaret,  b. 
Jan.  7;  ba.  Apr.  26 

Magdalena,  b.  Oct. 

28;  Dec.  25,  1777 
Henry,  b.  Oct.  1, 

1777;  ba.  — 
John  Jacob,  b.  Dec. 

19,  1777;  ba.  June 

6,  1778 
Elizabeth,  b.  Apr. 

15;  ba.  June  8 
Elizabeth,  b.  June  6; 

ba.  June  19 
John  Adam,  b.  June 

10;  ba.  June  19 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 
Sep.  28 ;  ba.  Nov.  1 

Anna  Catharine,  b. 
Sept.  26 ;  ba.  Nov.  1 

John,  b.  Sept.  8;  ba. 

Nov.  22 
Elizabeth,  b.  Oct.  12 ; 

ba.  Nov.  22 
Anna  Barbara,  b. 

Oct.  29;  ba.  Nov. 

21 

1779. 

Abraham,  b.  Dec.  13, 

'78;  ba.  Jan.  24 
John  George,  b.  Jan. 

12;  Apr.  5,  1779 
Dinah,  b.  Oct.  13,  '78; 

ba.  Apr.  6 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Oct.  10,  '78;  ba. 

Apr.  18 


Sponsors 

Frederick  Eberhardt 
and  Elizabeth  Mar- 
garet 

Philipina  Stroh, 
Philip  Herpel 

John  Benner  and 
Magdalena 

John  Jacob  Carl  and 
Cunigunda 

Frederick  Salade  and 
Elizabeth 

Henry  Seybel,  Eliza- 
beth Scheib 

John  Adam  Nunne- 
macher,  Elizabeth 
Kilamin 

John  Jacob  Schmidt, 
Maria  Magd.  Rauh 

Andrew  AUgert, 
Catharine  Wim- 
mert 

John  Keller,  Eliza- 
beth Weisel 

Manes  [!]  Jost  and 
Elizabeth 

Jacob  Brean  and 
Anna  Barbara 


Abraham  Jost  and 
Christina 

George  Steinbach 
and  Catharine 

John  Egel  and 
Elizabeth 

Frederick  Eberhardt 
and  Anna  Eliza- 
beth 


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Parents 
Philip  Schreier  and 

Anna  Catharine 
Lawrence  Kraemer 

and  Catharine 
Jacob  Nees  and  Eva 

Catharine 
John  Huber  and 

Susanna 
Leonard  Hinckel  and 

Elizabeth 
Conrad  Koder  and 

Anna  Maria 


Children 
Abraham,  b.  Mar.  18 ; 

ba.  May  6 
Magdalene,  b.  Apr. 

4;  ba.  May  30 
John,  b.  Mar.  13;  ba. 

ba.  May  30 
Susanna,  b.  July  28; 

ba.  Sept.  5 
John  George,  b.  Aug. 

25 

Christina,  b.  Oct.  13; 
Nov.  14 


Sponsors 

John  Adam  Eyer, 
Margaret  Gut 

Michael  Jost  and 
Magdalena 

John  Geres  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Strauss,  Cath- 
arine Kruger 

John  George  Ziegen 
fuss  and  Anna 

Martin  Conrad  and 
Catharine 


Manes^s  Jost  and 

Elizabeth 
John  George  Ziegen- 

fuss  and  Anna 

Maria 
Philip  Kraemer  and 

Margaret 
Philip  Kraemer  and 

Margaret 
Philip  Kraemer  and 

Margaret 
Philip  Kraemer  and 

Margaret 

Ludwig  Benner  and 
Catharine 

Conrad  Messemer 
and  Elizabeth 

John  Luz  and  Mag- 
dalena 

Jacob  Aim  and  Anna 
Margaret 

Alexander  Jamison 
and  Catharine 

Andrew  Beischer  and 
Anna  Elizabeth 


1780. 

Anna  Maria,  b.  Jan. 

3;  ba.  Mar.  19 
Elizabeth,  b.  Jan.  15; 

ba.  Mar.  19 

John,  b.  Aug.  25, 1774 

Philip  Jacob,  b.  Apr. 

11,  1776 
Catharine,  b.  Mar.  4, 

1778 

John  Adam,  b.  Mar. 

20,  1780;  ba.  May 

14,  1780 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Apr.  14;  ba.  May  14 
Andrew,  b.  Apr.  9; 

ba.  June  4 
Michael,  b.  Feb.  25; 

ba.  May  13 
John  David,  b.  July 

18;  ba.  Aug.  27 
William,  b.  Oct.  21; 

ba.  Nov.  19 
Anna  Susanna,  b. 

Nov.  27;  ba.  Dec.  31 


Philip  Stieber  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Isaac  Jost  and  Eliza- 
beth 

John  Kraemer  and 

Christina 
Jacob  Schneider  and 

Catharine 
Jacob  Schneider  and 

Catharine 
Adam  Nunnemacher, 

Catharine  Kraemer 

Peter  Benner  and 
Anna  Catharine 

Andrew  Stein  and 
Barbara 

parents 

Philip  Herpel  and 

Anna  Maria 
Jacob  Beidelman  and 

Elizabeth  Margaret 
George  Wimmert 

and  Susanna 


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Parents 
Andrew  Schneider 

and  Margaret 
John  Benner  and 

Elizabeth 
Henry  Krouthamel 

and  Eva  Catharine 

Manes  Jost  and 

Elizabeth 
George  Seybel  and 

Catharine 
Christian  Beck  and 

Elizabeth 
Leonard  Hinckel  and 

Maria  Elizabeth 
Frederick  Jordan 

and  Catharine 
John  George  Ziegen- 

fuss  and  Anna 

Isaac  Jost  and  Anna 

Elizabeth 
Abraham  Jost  and 

Christina 
Andrew  Altgaert  and 

Anna  Catharine 
Conrad  Coder  and 

Maria 


John  Gries  and 

Elizabeth 
Peter  Lang  and 

Magdalena 
Conrad  Schreiber 

and  Magdalena 
Lawrence  Kraemer 

and  Catharine 
Michael  Weissel  and 

Catharine 


1781. 

Children 
John  Henry,  b.  Jan. 

17;  ba.  Mar.  4 
John  Ludwig,  b.  Mar. 

14;  ba.  May  6 
Dorothea  Elizabeth, 

b.  Mar.  17;  ba. 

May  27 
Catharine,  b.  Mar. 

28;  ba.  June  17 
John  Jacob,  b.  June 

3;  ba.  July  8 
Charlotte,  b.  Aug. 

26;  ba.  Sep.  30 
Maria  Sarah,  b.  Aug. 

23;  ba.  Sept.  30 
Henry,  b.  Aug.  17; 

ba.  Oct.  21 
Jacob,  b.  Aug.  17; 

ba.  Nov.  11 

Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Sept.  5;  ba.  Dec.  2 
Jacob,  b.  Oct.  31;  ba. 

Dec.  2 
John  Henry,  b.  Oct. 

29;  ba.  Dec.  2 
Jacob,  b.  Nov.  8;  ba. 

Dec.  23 

1782. 

Philip  Henry,  b.  Nov. 

30,  '81;  ba.  Feb.  24 
John,  b.  Sept.  13,  '81; 

ba.  Feb.  24 
Andrew,  b,  Jan.  17; 

ba.  Apr.  7 
Susanna,  b.  Feb.  6: 

ba.  Apr.  28 
John  Henry,  b.  Jan. 

25;  ba.  Apr.  28 


Sponsors 
parents 

Ludwig  Benner  and 
Catharine 

John  Gries,  Dorothea 
Elizabeth  Krout- 
hamel 

Catharine  Mayer 

Jacob  Leydy  and 
wife 

Michael  Heiser  and 
wf.  Oshale  [?] 

Jacob  Ort  and  Maria 
Margaret 

Henry  Egel  and  Mag- 
dalena 

Jacob  Ziegenfuss, 
Catharine  Schaef- 
fer 

John  George  Ziegen- 
fuss and  Anna 

Jacob  Jost,  Elizabeth 
Schneider 

Henry  Emig,  Eva 
Wemmer 

Jacob  Iderlein,  Cath- 
arine Eliz.  Koder 


Henry  Krauthamel 

John  Hinckel,  Mar- 
garet Wilhelm 

Andrew  Stetzel  and 
Anna  Margaret 

Conrad  Jost,  Maria 
Kraemer 

parents 


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Parents 

Clemens  Davis  and 
Catharine 

Jacob  Huber  and 
Anna  Catharine 

Adam  Nunnemacher 
and  Barbara 

Jacob  Beidelmann 
and  Elizabeth  Mar- 
garet 

Philip  Kraemer  and 
Margaret 

Jacob  Orth  and  Mar- 
garet 

Cornelius  O'Daniel 
and  Hannah 

Cornelius  O'Daniel 
and  Hannah 

Joseph  Mofflin  and 

Elizabeth 
John  Dannenhauer 

and  Elizabeth 
Philip  Schiiz  and 

Magdalene 
Caspar  Kraemer  and 

Elizabeth 
Michael  Jung  and 

Catharine 

Philip  Lessig  and 
Maria  Agatha 

John  Egel  and  Eliza- 
beth 


Christian  Beck  and 

Elizabeth 
Andrew  Algert  and 

Anna  Catharine 
Adam  Drach  and 

Eya 


Children 
Catharine,  b.  Sep.  1; 

ba.  April  2S 
Catharine  Elizabeth, 

b.  — ;  ba.  May  19 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Feb. 

6;  ba.  May  19 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Apr. 

10;  ba.  July  8 

Abraham,  b.  Mar.  23; 

ba.  July  8 
Peter,  b.  Apr.  30; 

ba.  June  30 
Christine,  b.  May  20, 

1780 

Anna  :Maria,  b.  Jan. 
18,  17S2;  ba.  June 
30 

Catharine,  b.  May 

15;  ba.  June  30 
Sarah,  b.  Jan.  17;  ba. 

July  21 
John  George,  b.  June 

10;  bap.  July  21 
John,  b.  June  1;  ba. 

Sep.  1 
Elizabeth,  b.  Aug. 

11;  ba.  Sep.  22 

Anna  Maria,  b.  Sep. 

9;  ba.  Oct.  12 
Henry,  b.  July  17; 

ba.  Oct.  13 

1783. 

Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Dec.  S;  ba,  Jan.  26 
Jacob,  b.  Sep.  22; 

Feb.  16 
Hannah  Magdalena, 

b.  Dec.  16;  ba. 

Mar.  9 


Sponsors 
Jacob  Edelman, 

Clara  Benner 
Lawrence  Kraemer 

and  Catharine 
Valentine  Kraemer 

and  Anna  Maria 
Philip  Herpel  and 

Anna  Maria 

Lawrence  Kraemer 

and  Catharine 
Peter  Hedrich  and 

Catharine 
John  Niclas  and 

Christina 
Philip  Herpel  and 

Anna  Maria 

Catharine  Mayer 

Jacob  Bader,  Sarah 
Dannenhauer 

George  Schiiz,  Cath- 
arine Hedrich 

Adam  Magel,  Eliza- 
beth Kraemer 

Frederick  Koenig 
and  Elizabeth 
Catharine 

Conrad  Koder  and 
Anna  Maria 

Henry  Egel  and  Mag- 
dalene 


Jacob  Dege  and 
Magdalene 

Jacob  Algert  [?] 
and  Anna.  Maria 

Henry  Weisel,  Han- 
nah Egel 


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Parents 
Andrew  Beiscter 

and  Elizabeth 
Jacob  Brean  and 

Barbara 
Jacob  Jost  and 

Maria  Elizabeth 

Andrew  Schneider 

and  Margaret 
Philip  Gruger  and 

Maria  Margaret 

Conrad  Mahler  and 

Catharine 
Henry  Krauthamel 

and  Catharine 
John  Luz  and  Mag- 

dalena 
John  Wirth  and 

Catharine 
Frederick  Salade 

and  Elizabeth 
Abraham  Jost  and 

Christine 
John  Eyer  and  Mar- 
garet 

George  Wittenmayer 
and  Wilhelmina 
Catharine 

John  Dannenhauer 
and  Maria  Eliza- 
beth 

John  George  Kraem- 

er  and  Elizabeth 
Abraham  Beidelman 

and  Gertrude 
Jacob  Fluck  and 

Margaret 
George  Seybel  and 

Catharine 


Children 
John  Jacob,  b.  Feb, 

4 :  ba.  Mar.  9 
John  Abraham,  b. 

Feb.  19;  ba.  Mar.  30 
John  Philip  Peter,  b, 

Mar.  13;  Apr.  20 

John  George,  b.  Mar. 

23;  ba.  Apr.  11 
John,  b.  Apr.  27;  ba. 

June  1 

John  Frederick,  b. 

Apr.  IS;  June  1 
Abraham,  b.  Mar.  2; 

ba.  June  1 
Susanna,  b.  Apr.  9; 

ba.  June  22 
John,  b.  Apr.  29;  ba. 

June  22 
Frederick,  b.  Jan. 

30;  ba.  July  13 
Magdalena,  b.  June 

22;  ba.  Aug.  3 
Jacob,  b.  July  21;  ba. 

Aug.  24 
Susanna,  b.  May  30; 

ba.  Oct.  5 

John,  b.  Sept.  5;  ba. 
Oct.  5 

John  George,  b.  Sep. 

17;  Oct.  26 
Elizabeth,  b.  Oct.  13; 

ba.  Nov.  16 
John  Peter,  b.  Sept. 

28;  ba.  Nov.  16 
Samuel,  b.  Nov.  4; 

ba.  Dec.  28 


Sponsors 

Jacob  Niclas  and 
Elizabeth 

Jacob  Salade  and 
Anna  Barbara 

John  Philip  Peter 
Daron  and  Sus- 
anna 

George  Jacobi  and 
Anna  Maria 

John  George  Lang, 
Elizabeth  Beidel- 
man 

parents 

George  Steinbach 

and  Catharine 
Michael  We  is  el  and 

Magdalena 
Paul  Franz  and 

Anna  Maria 
Frederick  Geres  and 

Catharine 
Jost  Volmer  and 

Magdalena 
Jacob  Guth  and 

Elizabeth 
Jacob  Dege  and 

Maria  Magdalene 

Jacob  Schneider  and 
Anna  Catharine 

John  Kraemer  and 

Christine 
Jacob  Beidelman  and 

Margaret  Elizabeth 
Peter  Dantfus  and 

Sibylla 
George  Scheib  and 

Apollonia 


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Philip  Schuz  and 

Magdalene 
Michael  Jung  and 

Cath.  Elizabeth 
George  Niclas  and 

Barbara 
Philip  Stein  and 

Elizabeth 
Conrad  Coder  and 

Maria  Catharine 

Henry  Miihl  and 

Margaret 
Peter  Lang  and 

Anna  Maria 
Abraham  Walther 

and  Catharine 
George  Schaeffer  and 

Barbara 
Henry  Hering  and 

Margaret 
Philip  Stieber  and 

Maria  Elizabeth 

Henry  Niclas  and 
Maria  Magdalena 

Philip  Fas  and  Mar- 
garet 

Lawrence  Kraemer 
and  Catharine 

Michael  Lambert 
and  Rosina 

Jacob  Niclas  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Rohl,  Anna 
Marie  Stiegel 

Jacob  Huber  and 
Catharine 

Elias  SchoU  and 
Catharine 


1784. 

Henry,  b.  Nov.  24, 

'83;  ba.  Mar.  21 
George  William,  b. 

Jan.  29;  Apr.  18 
Elizabeth,  b.  Feb. 

13;  ba.  Apr.  11 
Elizabeth,  b.  Feb. 

24;  ba.  Apr.  11 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Dec.  14,  '83;  ba. 

Apr.  11 
Catharine,  b.  Mar.  5; 

ba.  May  2 
John  Peter,  b.  Oct. 

12,  '83;  ba.  May  2 
George,  b.  Nov.  11, 

'83;  ba.  May  2 
Catharine,  b.  — ;  ba. 

May  2 
Susanna,  b.  Jan.  16; 

ba.  May  23 
John  Peter,  b.  Dec. 

18,  '83;  ba.  May  31 

Elizabeth,  b.  May  4; 

ba.  June  13 
Maria  Magdalena,  b. 

Apr.  3 ;  ba.  June  13 
Peter,  b.  Mar.  12; 

ba.  July  4 
John  Leonard,  b. 

Jan.  6;  ba.  July  4 
John,  b.  — ;  ba.  July 

4 

Elizabeth,  b.  Apr.  5; 

ba.  July  25 
Anna  Catharine,  b. 

Jan.  16;  ba.  June 

14 

Philip,  b.  July  2; 
ba.  Aug.  15 


Henry  Vetter,  Eliza- 
beth Schiitz 

William  Koehler  and 
Anna  Maria 

Andrew  Beischer 
and  Elizabeth 

Bartholomew  Weit 

parents 


Melchior  Knepple 
and  Catharine 

Peter  Henrich  and 
wife 

William  Wilhelm 

and  Catharine 
Jacob  Nees  and  Eva 

Catharine 
Rudolph  Schoch, 

Susanna  Hering 
Peter  Henrich  and 

Elizabeth  Mar- 
garet 
Valentine  Niclas 

and  Christine 
George  Schambach 

and  Rv^a  Fas 
Peter  Laux  and 

Catharine 
Leonard  Straus  and 

Philippina 
Daniel  Niclas  and 

Catharine 
Valentine  Roher, 

Elizabeth  Herbst 
parents 


Philip  Gruber  and 
Margaret 


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Parents 
Jacob  Beidelman  and 

Elizabeth  Margaret 
Philip  Kraemer  and 

Margaret 
John  Niemand  and 

Juliana 


Henry  Heffert  and 

Susanna 
Adam  Scherer  and 

Magdalena 
Jacob  Gies  and  Eva 

Simon  Heffert  and 

Elizabeth 
George  Seibel  and 

Catharine 
Matthias  Ziegenfuss 

and  Margaret 
Conrad  Koder  and 

Maria  Catharine 
Jacob  Aim  and 

Elizabeth 
Conrad  Schemel  and 

Magdalena 
Abraham  Jost  and 

Christina 
Frederick  Bremauer 

and  Catharine 
Christian  Nicolas 

and  Susanna 
Conrad  Mahler  and 

Catharine 
Balthasar  Riedt  and 

Maria  Elizabeth 
Philip  Stein  and 

Elizabeth 

  ■% 

William  Koehler  and 

Anna  Maria 


Children 
Sarah,  b.  Aug.  2&; 

ba.  Sept.  5 
John  William,  b.  July 

21;  ba.  Oct.  17 
Sarah,  b.  Sep.  7;  ba. 

Oct.  28 

1785. 

Barbara,  b.  Jan.  26; 

ba.  Apr.  3 
Magdalena,  b.  Nov. 

13,  1784;  ba.  — 
Jacob,  b.  Aug.  24; 

ba.  Apr.  24 
John,  b.  Mar.  21; 

ba.  Apr.  24 
Abraham,  b.  Mar.  16 ; 

ba.  June  5 
Catharine,  b.  Mar. 

10;  ba.  June  5 
Martin,  b.  Apr.  15; 

ba.  June  5 
Maria  Margaret,  b. 

Feb.  3 ;  ba.  June  5 
Margaret,  b.  Apr.  28 ; 

ba.  June  26 
John,  b.  Aug.  19; 

Sept.  18 
John,  b.  July  20; 

ba.  Sep.  18 
Joseph,  b.  July  21; 

ba.  Sep.  18 
Elizabeth,  b.  Sept.  4; 

ba.  Oct.  9 
John,  b.  Mar.  9;  Oct. 

9 

John,  b.  Aug.  12;  ba. 
Oct.  9 

Elizabeth,  b.  Sep. 
26;  ba.  Oct.  28 


Sponsors 
Philip  Gruber  and 

Margaret 
Jacob  Schneider  and 

Catharine 
Michael  Steinbach 

and  Barbara 


Joseph  Heffert, 

Barbara  Ott 
Berndt  Heller  and 

Ursula 
Jacob  Nees  and  Eva 

John  Heffert,  Mar- 
garet Wirth 
parents 

George  Scheib  and 

Catharine 
parents 

Jacob  Aim,  Maria 
Margaret 

Peter  Henrich  and 
Elizabeth  Margaret 

Jacob  Volmer  and  Jo- 
hanna Catharine 

Christian  Niclas  and 
Susanna 

Frederick  Bremauer 
and  Catharine 

Michael  Schneider 
and  Anna  Maria 

Rudolph  Drach  and 
Elizabeth 

Christian  Stein  and 
Elizabeth  Beidel- 
man 

Jacob  Mast  and 
Elizabeth 


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Parents 
Michael  Jung  and 

Catharine 
John  Keller  and 

Margaret 


Children 
Anna  Elizabeth,  b. 

Oct.  11;  ba.  Nov.  20 
Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 

Sept.  30,  1785;  ba. 

Jan.  1. 


Sponsors 
Jacob  Philip  and 
Anna  Elizabeth 
Jacob  Berndt,  Mar- 
garet Keller 


Philip  Vas  and  Mar- 
garet 

Henry  Niclas  and 
Maria  Magdalene 

Andrew  Schneider 
and  Margaret 

Henry  Krauthamel 
and  Catharine 

Philip  Deddesman 
and  Maria  Eliza- 
beth 

George  Schaeffer  and 
Eliz.  Barbara 

Jacob  Stetzel  and 
Magdalene 

Same  parents 

Same  parents 

Andrew  Beischer 
and  Elizabeth 

Philip  Schiiz  and 
Magdalene 

George  Nicola  and 

Barbara 
Michael  Jost  and 

Magdalene 
Abraham  Seller  and 

Sophia 
John  Fluck  and 

Dorothea 


1786. 

Margaret,  b.  Nov.  6; 

ba.  Feb.  2 
John,  b.  Jan.  6;  ba. 

Feb.  12 
John,  b.  Jan.  6;  ba. 

Apr.  16 
John  Jacob,  b.  Jan, 

28;  ba.  Apr.  16 
Maria  Margaret,  b. 

Mar.  6;  ba.  Apr.  16 

Eliz.  Barbara,  b.  Dec. 
30,  1785;  ba.  Apr. 
16 

Maria  Elizabeth,  b. 
Dec.  5,  1785;  ba. 
Apr.  16 

Isaac,  b.  Jan.  9, 
1784 

Jacob,  b.  Jan.  9, 
1784 

John,  b.  Feb.  8;  ba. 

Apr.  16 
Anna  Maria  Cathar- 
ine, b.  Apr.  4;  ba. 

May  7 
Maria  Sarah,  b.  Apr. 

12;  ba.  May  25 
Abraham,  b.  Mar.  16 ; 

ba.  June  5 
Lydia,  b.  Nov.  26; 

ba.  June  5 
Susanna,  b.  Apr.  25; 

ba.  June  18 


Conrad  Gerges  and 
Margaret 

John  Seyn  and  Bar- 
bara 

Conrad  Jacobi  and 

Hannah 
Jacob  Geist  and  Eva 

Barbara 
Jacob  Aim  and  Anna 

Margaret 

Elizabeth  Barbara 
Gruber 

Michael  Ott  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Andrew  Hertzel  and 
wife,  Jacob  Aim, 
Elizabeth  Drach 

Jacob  Junghein, 
Cath.  Hatch 

Andrew  Schiiz,  Cath- 
arine Vetter 

Frederick  Koenig, 
Dorothea  Schreier 

Abraham  Jost  and 
wife 

parents 

Michael  Heiser  and 
Priscilla 


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Parents 
Jacob  Gie3  and 
Eva 

John  Adam  Diimig 
and  Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Nees  and  Eva 
Catharine 

Peter  Lang  and 
Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Brean  and 
Barbara 

John  Luz  and  Mag- 
dalene 

George  Oberbeck  and 
Elizabeth 

John  Dannenhauer 
and  Maria  Eliza- 
beth 

Daniel  Althaus  and 

Juliana 
John  Beringer  and 

Elizabeth 
Immanuel  Salade 

and  Magdalene 
Jacob  Clemens  and 

Susanna 

Jacob  Jost  and  Eliza- 
beth 

Frederick  Geres  and 

Catharine 
Daniel  Staudt  and 

Sibylla 
Peter  Mickle  and 

Eva 

Nicholas  Franz  and 
Christina 


John  Nicholaus  and 

Christine 
Henry  Beringer  and 

Anna  Maria 


Children 
Magdalene,  b.  Dec,  23, 

1785;  ba.  June  18 
Catharine,  b.  May  2; 

ba.  June  18 
Daniel,  b.  Feb.  12; 

ba.  July  9 
Barbara,  b.  Mar.  15; 

ba.  July  9 
Catharine,  b.  May 

25;  ba.  July  9 
Anna,  b.  May  1;  ba. 

July  30 
John  Adam,  b,  Apr. 

16;  ba.  July  30 
Abraham,  b.  July  7; 

ba.  Aug.  20 

Abraham,  b.  Jan.  19; 

ba.  Aug.  20 
John,  b.  July  18; 

bap.  Aug.  20 
Barbara,  b.  Jan.  12; 

ba.  Aug.  20 
John  Adam,  b.  Oct. 

18,  1778;  ba.  Sep. 

31 

Samuel,  b.  July  29; 

ba.  Oct.  1 
John,  b.  — ;  ba.  Oct. 

1 

Daniel,  b.  Sep.  17; 

ba.  Oct.  21 
Jacob,  b.  Aug.  7;  ba. 

Oct.  22 
Anna  Maria,  b.  Oct. 

24;  ba.  Dec.  3 

1787. 

John,  b.  Oct.  7;  ba. 

Jan.  14 
John  George,  b.  Dec. 

1;  ba.  Jan.  14 


Sponsors 
Ludwig  Benner  and 

Gertrude 
Catharine  Mayer 

parents 

John  Fassbinder  and 

Barbara 
John  Wirth  and 

Catharine 
parents 

John  Adam  Drach 
and  Eva 

Abraham  Dannen- 
hauer and  Eliza- 
beth 

parents 

John  Wasser,  Cath- 
arine Beringer 

Jacob  Salade  and 
Barbara 

Henry  Drach 

Herman  Jost  and 

Elizabeth 
John  Geres  and 

Elizabeth 
parents 

Jacob  Aim  and 

Elizabeth 
parents 


Jonas  Herzel  and 

Margaret 
John  George  Kraem- 

er  and  Elizabeth 


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Parents 
John  Benner  and 
Elizabeth 

Andrew  Trumbauer 

and  Margaret 
George  Seybel  and 

Catharine 
John  Schoch  and 

Elizabeth 
Elias  SchoU  and 

Catharine 
Ludwig  Schambach 

and  Catharine 
John  Keller  and 

Margaret 
Philip  Stein  and 

Elizabeth 
Daniel  Wiegner  and 

Elizabeth 
John  Niemand  and 

Juliana 
Philip  Wenz  and 

Anna  Ursula 
Peter  Reppert  and 

Barbara 
Jacob  Niclas  and 

Elizabeth 
Conrad  Messmer  and 

Elizabeth 
John  Nees  and 

Elizabeth 
Matthias  Ziegenfus 

and  Margaret 
John  Roedlein  and 

Susanna 
Christopher  Straus 

and  Maria 

Conrad  Koder  and 
Maria  Catharine 

Philip  Grucher  and 
Margaret 


Children 
Maria  Catharine,  b. 
Nov.  30;  ba.  Mar. 
18 

Abraham,  b.  Nov.  15 ; 

ba.  Apr.  8 
David,  b.  Dec.  30, 

1786;  ba.  Apr.  8 
Margaret,  b.  Dec.  1; 

ba.  Apr.  8 
Elias,  b.  Nov.  27;  ba. 

Apr.  8 
Margaret,  b.  Sep.  27, 

1786;  ba.  Oct.  22 
Henry,  b.  Mar.  14; 

ba.  June  10 
Henry,  b.  Mar.  11; 

ba.  June  10 
Elizabeth,  b.  Oct.  20, 

1786;  ba.  June  10 
John,  b.  May  22;  ba. 

July  1 
John,  b.  May  3;  ba. 

July  1 
Elizabeth,  b.  May  21; 

ba.  June  10 
John  Henry,  b.  June 

15;  ba.  July  22 
Hannah,  b.  May  6; 

ba.  July  22 
Catharine,  b.  Apr. 

23;  ba.  July  22 
Anna  Maria,  b.  June 

10;  ba.  Aug.  12 
Jacob,  b.  July  9;  ba. 

Sep.  2 
Samuel,  b.  7  weeks 

ago  today;  ba. 

Sept.  2 
Maria,  b.  Apr.  28; 

ba.  Sep.  2 
John  George,  b.  Apr. 

9;  ba.  June  11 


Sponsors 
John  Stump,  Cath- 
arine Benner 

Jacob  Winhold  and 

Susanna 
parents 

John  Schwarz  and 
Margaret 

Nicholas  Kruger 
and  Catharine 

Philip  Fas  and  Mar- 
garet 

Henry  Keller,  Sus- 
anna Foegli 

Jacob  Berndt,  Doro- 
thea Stein 

Frederick  Premauer 
and  Catharine 

John  Keller  and 
Margaret 

John  Bleiler  and 
Gertrude 

Jacob  Beidelmanand 
Elizabeth  Margaret 

Nenry  Niclas  and 
Magdalena 

Benjamin  Stein  and 
Elizabeth 

Lorenz  Kraemer  and 
Catharine 

Leonard  Hinckel  and 
Maria  Elizabeth 

Jacob  Schneider, 
Susanna  Roedlein 

Philip  Stein  and  wife 


Philip  Lessig  and 

Maria 
John  Lang,  Maria 

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Parents 

Adam  Dumig  and 
Maria 

John  Feiger  and 
Anna  Maria 

Jacob  Sterner  and 
Catharine 

Jacob  Ort  and  Mar- 
garet 

Henry  Johnson  and 
Elizabeth 


Arnold  Haupt  and 
Elizabeth 

Conrad  Schemel  and 
Magdalena 

Jacob  Laz  and  Mag- 
dalena 

John  Straus  and 
Catharine 


Children 
John  Peter,  b.  Sep.  2; 

ba.  Oct.  17 
Jacob,  b.  July  4;