Christian Schumacher

M, b. circa 1654
FatherPeter Schumacher b. c 1630
     Christian Schumacher was born circa 1654.1 He was the son of Peter Schumacher. Christian Schumacher was a Mennoite living in Osthofen, Hesse, Germany, He had a wife and child in 1685.1

Citations

  1. [S1241] Richard W Davis, Shoemaker/Schumacher 1.

Jacob Schumacher

M, b. circa 1662
FatherPeter Schumacher b. c 1630
     Jacob Schumacher was born circa 1662.1 He was the son of Peter Schumacher. Jacob Schumacher lived in 1683 in Germantown Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 He was naturalized on 7 March 1691 in Germantown Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 He was a Friend, also known as a Quaker.1

Citations

  1. [S1241] Richard W Davis, Shoemaker/Schumacher 1.

Peter Schumacher

M, b. circa 1656
FatherPeter Schumacher b. c 1630
     Peter Schumacher was born circa 1656.1 He was the son of Peter Schumacher. Peter Schumacher was a Mennonite living in Osthofen, Hesse, Germany, in 1685.1 He immigrated on 16 October 1685 to Germantown Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, upon the "Francis and Dorothy." He came with Henry and Mary Buchholz, with his children and with others.1

Citations

  1. [S1241] Richard W Davis, Shoemaker/Schumacher 1.

Christian Shelley

M, b. circa 1697, d. before 14 December 1761
Father-CANHans Shelley b. c 1672
     Christian Shelley was born circa 1697.1 He was the son of Hans Shelley. Christian was the probable son of Hans Shelley.1 Christian Shelley married Magdalena (?) Christian Shelley and Magdalena lived in 1733 in Germantown Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 Christian Shelley died before 14 December 1761 in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1 He left a will on 22 April 1760.2 The transcript of the Will read:
In the Name of God, Amen! I, Christian Shelly, of the County of Lancaster, yeoman, being very sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind, memory, and understanding, thanks be given unto God therefor, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed to all men once to die, do macke (sic) and ordain this my last will and testament, in following manner and form,
Imprimis, It is my will, that I do order, that all my just debts and funeral charges shall be paid and satisfied,
Item, I give and devise unto my beloved son-in-law John Gingry, which is maried (sic) to my daughter Catharina, the plantation whereon I now live, to hold to him, his heirs and assigns forever; hee (sic) the said John Gingry, his heirs or assigns paying to and among my other children the sum of four hundred pounds lawfull (sic) money, in manner following, that is to say, to my daughter Mary, the sum of fifty pounds; to my daughter Anna, the sum of fifty pounds; to my daughter Margret, the sum of fifty pounds; to my daughter Elizabeth, the sum of fifty pounds; to my daughter Ester, the sum of fifty pounds; to my daughter Frena, the sum of fifty pounds; and to my son Christian, the sum of fifty pounds. The said sum of four hundred pounds to be paid by the said by the said [sic] John Gingry, his heirs or assigns, in annual payments, of thirty pounds in each payment, to and among them, that is to say, the sum of three pounds fifteen shillings annually to each child, till the whole of the said sum of four hundred pounds is paid.
Item, I give and bequeath to my beloved son Jacob one brown mare called Banny, one cow, one bed and bedstead, and one plow (sic) with share (sic) and coulder (sic) because, that he is allready (sic) provided by me by a certain tract of land, for which he have a deet (sic) for the same.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Magdalena, the sum of forty pounds, to be paid to her as soon as conveniently may be out of my estate.
Item, All the rest and residue of my personal estate I give and bequeath to and among and between my children hereinafter mentioned, to wit, Mary, Anna, Margreth (sic), Elizabeth, Ester, Susanna, Catharina, Frena, and Christian, share and share alike. And my will further is, and I do order and direct, that the following provision shall be made by my said son in law John Gingry, for the support and maintenance of my loving wife Magdalena, so long as she shall remain a widow, and no longer, that is to say, that my said son- in-law John Gingry, shall annually find ad provide for her ten bushels of wheat, and two bushels of rye, shall suffer her peaceably and quietly to have the sole use and liberty of living in the small stove room, in the house wherein I now live, and the use of the kitchen, in common with her or her assigns, the use and the privilege of half of the garden spot, situate at the gabel [sic] and of the said dwelling house; the use of all the apples growing in that row of apple trees, that is near the lane, and shall plow [sic] or cause to be plowed and sown, yearly, for the sole use of my said wife, one quarter of an acre of flave, and shall find, provide for her as much firewood as she may stand in need of, and that cut and brought to her door.
Item, I also give to my wife here [sic] choice of one milch cow and two sheep, and do will and direct, that the said John Gingry shall permit her to keep one cow and two sheep, and one hog on my said plantation, to be provided for with fother (sic) and in the same manner as the creatures of the said John Gingry, his heirs and assigns. And my will and meaning is that if my said wife should marry again, that then and ____ otherwise my said son-in-law John Gingry, his heirs and assigns shall be free and discharged of making and provision for here (sic) mentainance (sic) as above mentioned. And my will further is, that my executors herein after mentioned, shall and do so soon as my son Christian shall be fit to be pound (sic) out apprentice, that they do put him out to learn such trade as he shall most incline to himself.
And lastly, I nominate, constitute and appoint my loving friends Samuel Hover and John Reist executors of this my last will and testament. Hereby revoking and macking (sic) null and void all other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made, declaring this and no others to be and contain my last will and testament. In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the twenty second day of April, anno domini 1760.
Christian Shelly (SEAL)

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced, and declared by the testator, as his last will and testament, in the presence of us subscribers.
Michael Hoffman, Valentine Grosh, Abram. Myer

Lancaster County, ss.: On the twelfth day of March, anno domini 1767, Before me the Subscribers, personally appeared Michael Hoffman and Valentine Grosh, two of the subscribing witnesses to the within will, and on their respective affirmations, according to law, did severally declare and say, that they were present and saw and heard Christian Shelly, the testator within named, sign, seal, publish, pronounce, and declare the within writing as and for his last will and testament, and that at the doing thereof he was of sound and good disposing mind, memory, and understanding, to the best of their knowledge, observation and belief.2 His estate was probated on 12 March 1767 in Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.3

Family

Magdalena (?)
Children
  • Elizabeth Shelley b. c 1720, d. 1767
  • Margaret Shelley b. c 1722, d. Jun 1761
  • Esther Shelley b. c 1724, d. 1767
  • Christian Shelley b. c 1726, d. 1804
  • Verena Shelley b. c 1728, d. 1767
  • Anna Shelley b. c 1730, d. Mar 1767
  • Jacob Shelley b. c 1732, d. Jun 1761
  • Catherine Shelley b. c 1734, d. 1786
  • Mary Shelley b. c 1737, d. 1777
  • Susanna Shelley b. c 1740, d. c 1778

Citations

  1. [S1242] Richard W Davis, Schölli/Shelley 1.
  2. [S1870] Lancaster Will Book J: 244-246. Digital images online Ancestry.com.
  3. [S1870] Lancaster Will Book J: 245-246. Digital images online Ancestry.com.