Godshalk Hermans Godshalk1

M, b. 1693
FatherBishop Jacob Henricks Godtschalk2 b. 1666, d. May 1763
MotherAeltien Symons Hermans b. c 1667, d. 1706
     Godshalk Hermans Godshalk was born in 1693 in Goch, Germany.1 He was the son of Bishop Jacob Henricks Godtschalk and Aeltien Symons Hermans.2 Godshalk Hermans Godshalk married Eva Custer, daughter of Paulus Custer and Gertrude Doors, circa 1713 in Germantown Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.3 As of 1734, Godshalk Hermans Godshalk was also known as Gatchalk Gatchalk.4 He was a miller and a farmer.1 He spoke three languages, Dutch, English and German.1 He left a will on 15 March 1747/48.5,1 The transcript of the Will read:
In the name of God amen this 15 day of March anno domi one thousand seven hundred and forty seven/eight I Godschalk Godschalk of Towamensin in the county of Phila. husbandman being weak in body but of perfect understanding sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be to God therefore remembering my latter end and the uncertain of this transitory life do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and former following Imprimis and first of all I recommend my soul unto the hands of God my merciful saviour and creator and my body to the earth whence I came decently to be buried at the direction of mine executors hereafter named whom I also charge and devise to pay all my just debts my legacies herein mentioned and now touching such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased the Lord to bless mine endeavers I devise and dispose of the same as follows viz. My sons and daughters that are married have received several things at their marriage and it is my will that all the rest of my children shall receive as much at their marriage except Magdlen shall have ten pounds more than any of the rest and that at her age Secondly my Will is that my wife shall bring up my children out of my estate until my youngest son Peter arives to age of twenty years. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my lovin wife Eve all the remainder of my estate both real and personal until my youngest son arives at the age of twenty years Fourthly it is my will that when my youngest son Peter arrives at the age of twenty years that then my will is that my executors shall devoid my estate between my loving wife and my fourteen children to wit Wm. Suken Mary Catherin Margaret Garret Janecen Magdlen Gertrude John Ann Eve & Peter Godschalk shear alike except my loving wife shall have twenty pounds current lawful money to be raised out of my estate to be paid unto her by my executors. More than Eny The Bebore Said Children Fifthly and it is my will that my loving wife shall live on the said plantation during her natural life with molestation of my said children or my executors Finall I give all my said children to the care of my loving wife to bring them up out of my estate and I do hereby nominate and appoint my brother in law Peter Custer and Wm. Nash joynt executors of this my last will and testament revoking and
disallowing al other former wills and testaments in witness whereof I have set hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Godschalk Godschalk.1
He was buried in Towamencin Mennonite Meeting-house burial ground, Kulpsville, Towamencin Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1 His estate was probated on 26 September 1748 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Eva Custer b. c 1693, d. 1764
Children
  • Jacob Godshalk b. 1715
  • William Godshall1 b. c 1717, d. 1781
  • Syken Godshalk b. c 1719, d. 1769
  • Margaret Godshall b. a 1725, d. a May 1797
  • Garret Custer Godshalk b. 1727, d. 1819
  • John Godshalk b. 22 Jul 1737, d. 15 Jul 1814

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 115.
  2. [S1290] Philadelphia County Will Book M: 532-533. FHL microfilm 0021725.
  3. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 115, citing Michael A. Barnhart.
  4. [S1049] Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734, 1:182.
  5. [S1923] Philadelphia Probate file no. 48, City Archives.

Eva Custer1

F, b. circa 1693, d. 1764
FatherPaulus Custer
MotherGertrude Doors b. c 1648, d. b 23 Feb 1708
     Eva Custer was born circa 1693. She was the daughter of Paulus Custer and Gertrude Doors. Eva Custer married Godshalk Hermans Godshalk, son of Bishop Jacob Henricks Godtschalk and Aeltien Symons Hermans, circa 1713 in Germantown Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 Eva Godshalk died in 1764 Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was buried in Towamencin Mennonite Meeting-house burial ground, Kulpsville, Towamencin Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Family

Godshalk Hermans Godshalk b. 1693
Children
  • Jacob Godshalk b. 1715
  • William Godshall b. c 1717, d. 1781
  • Syken Godshalk b. c 1719, d. 1769
  • Margaret Godshall b. a 1725, d. a May 1797
  • Garret Custer Godshalk b. 1727, d. 1819
  • John Godshalk b. 22 Jul 1737, d. 15 Jul 1814

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 115, citing Michael A. Barnhart.