Henry Stauffer

M, b. 13 August 1725, d. 19 June 1803
FatherJacob Stauffer1 b. 1696, d. 1 Mar 1780
MotherBarbara Sauter2 b. c 1706
     Henry Stauffer was born on 13 August 1725 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.3,4 He was the son of Jacob Stauffer and Barbara Sauter.1,2 Henry Stauffer married Maria Buckwalter, daughter of Jacob Buckwalter. He sold property in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1795. He sold his plantation to his eldest son.5,6 Henry Stauffer died on 19 June 1803 in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, at age 77 years, 10 months and 6 days.7,6 He was buried in Mennonite burying ground, Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.4
     Henry Stauffer appeared on the census of 1790 in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was the head of a household consisting of one free white male 16 years of age or older, one free white male under the age of 16 years, and one free white female.8

Family

Maria Buckwalter b. 3 Apr 1725, d. 19 Jun 1803
Children
  • Jacob Stauffer b. 2 Aug 1754, d. 20 Mar 1839
  • Rev. John Stauffer b. 5 Oct 1762, d. 11 Oct 1822

Citations

  1. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, "My son, Henry Stauffer, was born to me in the year 1725, the 3 August".
  2. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, "My son, Henry Stauffer, was born to me in the year 1725, the 3 August" in her husband Jacob's hand.
  3. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300.
  4. [S120] A.J. Fretz, The Stauffer-Stover Family History, 197.
  5. [S120] A.J. Fretz, The Stauffer-Stover Family History, 198.
  6. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 27.
  7. [S120] A.J. Fretz, The Stauffer-Stover Family History, 197, date only.
  8. [S437] 1790 U.S. census, Berks County, Pennsylvania, (Colebrookdale Township), page 109, line 19.

Christian Stauffer

M, b. 18 December 1728, d. 14 July 1798
FatherJacob Stauffer1 b. 1696, d. 1 Mar 1780
MotherBarbara Sauter2 b. c 1706
     Christian Stauffer was born on 18 December 1728 in Perkionmen Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3,4,5 He was the son of Jacob Stauffer and Barbara Sauter.1,2 Christian Stauffer married Susannah Buckwalter, daughter of Jacob Buckwalter, on 23 August 1756.6,7 Christian Stauffer was inducted into the militia at the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775.7 His neighbor, Anthony Wayne, recruited volunteers to serve in a regiment to fight for liberty. Christian enlisted accompaining General Wayne until the end of the war. He fought in the battles of Three Rivers, Ticonderoga, Brandywine, Monmouth, Stony Point, Green Springs in Virginia and at Yorktown.7,8 He was after the war, a farmer in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.7 He and Susannah were Mennonites.9 Christian Stauffer left a will on 8 April 1797.10 The transcript of the Will read:
In the Name of God, Amen. I, Christian Stauffer of Colebrookdale Township, in the County of Berks, And State of Pennsylvania Yeoman, being Sick in Body, but of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding praised be the Lord for the same, Do hereby make my Last Will & Testament in Manner following, that is to say---
First, I Will that all my Just Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be duly paid And Satisfied.
Item, I Give unto my beloved Wife Susannah, All my Real & Personal Estate whatsoever To hold One hundred pounds thereof to her, Her Heirs & Assigns forever, And the residue To hold during her Natural Life only---And I Make & declare that what I have herein given to my said wife is & shall be in Lieu & full Satisfaction of her Dower or thirds in my Estate Real & Personal and not otherwise.
And Whereas in and by a certain Article of Agreement between myself of one part, and my Son John Stauffer of the other part, I have agreed to convey unto him the Plantation he now Dwells on, Situate in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County aforesaid, Containing about one hundred acres, be the same more or less, Out of which he is to pay yet the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds (after Deducting what I allowed him towards his Legacy) as Agreed on--but as no Actual Conveyance is Executed for the aforesaid Plantation unto my Son the said John Stauffer---It is my Will and do direct, Authorize & Impower my Executors herein after named, or the Survivor of them, to make Execute and Acknowledge, All and every such further Act or Acts, Deed or Deeds, Device or Devices in the Law whatsoever for Assuring and Confirming of the same unto my said Son John Stauffer his Heirs & Assigns forever As by him or them or by his or their Council Learned in the Law shall be reasonably devised Advised or required He the said John Stauffer or His Heirs, paying the One hundred and fifty pounds aforesaid, into my Estate, for the use of my said Wife as aforesaid----
I likewise Will, and do direct Authorize and Impower my Executors or the Survivor of them to make Execute and Acknowledge All and every such reasonable Act or Acts Deed or Deeds, Device or Devices in the Law whatsoever for the Conveying and Assuring, of a certain Lot of Ground, Containing about Two and one quarter Acres, as Agreed on, unto Peter Mudhard his Heirs & Assigns forever As by him or them or his and their Council Learned in the Law shall be reasonably devised Advised or required---
Item I Give and devise (from and immediately after the decease of my said wife) unto my GrandSon John Yeager (only Son of my late daughter Anna deceased) All my Plantation, Consisting of Three Tracts (being the whole of my Real Estate, Willed to my Wife during her Natural Life) with the Appurtenances, To hold to him his Heirs & Assigns forever: Upon this Condition, that he shall pay or cause to be paid, for the same unto my Estate such a reasonable sum as may be Adjudged by Impartial Men--which Appointment shall be made in the following Manner, to wit my Executors or the Survivor of them, shall Appoint one Man, my said Grand Son shall appoint another, and if these two Men disagree they shall themselves appoint a third man, and whatever they or any two of them Agree shall be the sum he is to pay---Which sum, Together with the Personal Estate, which may be left after the decease of my said wife, (exclusive of the said one hundred Pounds Will'd to her absolutely) shall be disposed of as follows--- to wit---
I Give the sum of Fifty Pounds thereof to my Son in Law John Landes, for the Assistance he gave me in hawling & while I was Building---
the sum of Twenty seven pounds & six shillings thereof unto my Grand Children born of the Body of my Daughter Esther, which Together with what I have Already given unto my said Daughter Esther, will make an Equal Share of my what I have given my Children Already---
And the Residue thereof I Give unto my Grand Children, that is to say, One full Equal fourth part thereof unto the Children born of the Body of my said Daughter Esther---One full Equal fourth part thereof unto the Children of my said Son John--- One full Equal fourth part thereof unto the said John Yeager, the only Son of my late Daughter Anna---And one full Equal fourth part thereof unto the Children born of my Daughter Mary---To hold the same to them, their Heirs & Assigns respectively forever----
Item, it is my Will and do hereby Order, that if it should so happen that my said Son John Yeager, should die in his minority, Unmarried and without leaving Issue, in such case, all and whatever I Will'd unto him, shall fall unto my other Grand Children, and be Divided amongst Agreeable to the Mode above prescribed, And lastly I constitute & appoint my said wife Susannah to be Executrix; And my said Son in Law John Landes to be Executor of this my last Will & Testament, utterly disallowing revoking & disannulling All and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies & Executors----by me in any ways before this time named Willed & bequeathed Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my last Will & Testament .
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the eighth day of April, in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred & ninety seven--- Christian Stauffer
Signed Sealed published pronounced & Declared by the said Christian Stauffer as his last Will & Testament in the Presence of us the Subscribers, Viz:
Abraham (his mark) Meyer
Peter Richards

Registers Office Reading in Berks County May 30th 1797---
Then personally appeared Abraham Meyer on his Solomn Affirmation and Peter Richards Esqr. on his Solomn Oath (the witnesses to the within written Will) did severally declare & dispose and say that they were present together and did see and hear Christian Stauffer the Testator herein named, Sign, Seal, Pronounce publish and declare the same writing to be his last Will & Testament and that at the time the doing thereof he the said Testator was of sound mind memory and understanding, to the best of their knowledge and as they verily believe and further the mark of Henry Meyer is of his own hand make and Peter Richards Esqr., of his own proper hand writing, the witnesses thereto marked & Subscribed by the sd Affirment & deponent respectively in the presence of each other, at the request and in the presence of the said Testator. Coram.

Christian Stauffer deced.
Letters Testamentary granted to Susanna Stauffer, Widow, and to John Landes, a Son-in-law, Executors named they being first duly affirmed thereto.---May 30th, 1797.11 His estate was probated on 30 May 1797 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.12 Various sources state that Christian Stauffer died on 14 July 1798 in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, at age 69 years, 6 months and 26 days. This date is incorrect. His will was probated over 13 months earlier.6,4,13 He was buried in Bally Mennonite Cemetery, Washington Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.14
     Christian Stauffer appeared on the census of 1790 in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was recorded as the head of a family consisting of one free white male at least 16 years of age, one free white male under the age of 16 years, and two free white females.15

Family

Susannah Buckwalter b. c 1728
Children
  • Esther Stauffer b. 22 May 1757, d. 1805
  • John Stauffer b. 24 Dec 1758, d. 5 Mar 1845
  • Maria Stauffer b. 13 Jul 1761, d. 11 Mar 1833
  • Anna Stauffer b. 20 Jul 1763
  • Polly Stauffer b. c 1766

Citations

  1. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, "My son, Christian Stauffer, was born to me in the year 1728, the 18 day December."
  2. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, "My son, Christian Stauffer, was born to me in the year 1728, the 18 day December" in her husband Jacob's hand.
  3. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, date only.
  4. [S120] A.J. Fretz, The Stauffer-Stover Family History, 241, date only.
  5. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 28, date only.
  6. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 28.
  7. [S120] A.J. Fretz, The Stauffer-Stover Family History, 241.
  8. [S10] Henry S. Bower, Genealogical Record of Daniel Stauffer and Hans Bauer, 17.
  9. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 28, where he is referred to as a Mennonite, even though he fought in the Revolutionary War.
  10. [S1827] Berks County Will Book S: probate package 5.
  11. [S1827] Berks County Will Book S: probate package 2-5.
  12. [S1827] Berks County Will Book S: probate package 2.
  13. [S10] Henry S. Bower, Genealogical Record of Daniel Stauffer and Hans Bauer, 17, date only.
  14. [S113] Stauffer Genealogical Database, 1998-1999.
  15. [S437] 1790 U.S. census, Berks County, Pennsylvania, (Colebrookdale Township), page 109, line 25.

Susan Stauffer

F, b. 11 April 1730
FatherJacob Stauffer1 b. 1696, d. 1 Mar 1780
MotherBarbara Sauter2 b. c 1706
     Susan Stauffer was born on 11 April 1730 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia County, later Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3,4 She was the daughter of Jacob Stauffer and Barbara Sauter.1,2 Susan Stauffer married Peter Allebach, son of Christian Allebach, on 14 November 1765.5,4

Family

Peter Allebach b. c 1729, d. 1783
Children
  • Jacob Allebach b. c 1767, d. b 1782
  • Elizabeth Allebach b. 18 Apr 1770, d. 18 Apr 1815

Citations

  1. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, "My daughter, Susan, was born to me in the year 1730, the 11 day April, in (the sign) Gemini. "
  2. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, "My daughter, Susan, was born to me in the year 1730, the 11 day April, in (the sign) Gemini " in her husband Jacob's hand.
  3. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, date only.
  4. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p 29.
  5. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300.

Esther Stauffer

F, b. June 1732
FatherJacob Stauffer1 b. 1696, d. 1 Mar 1780
MotherBarbara Sauter2 b. c 1706
     Esther Stauffer was born in June 1732.3 She was the daughter of Jacob Stauffer and Barbara Sauter.1,2 Esther Stauffer married Jacob Klemmer on 29 May 1760.4,5

Citations

  1. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, "My daughter, Ester, was born to me in the year 1732, in June."
  2. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, "My daughter, Ester, was born to me in the year 1732, in June" in her husband Jacob's hand.
  3. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300.
  4. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, does not give name of husband but does give date, "Anno 1760, the 29 day May, my daughter, Ester, married, and I, paid her one hundred and fifty pounds money on her inheritance---II: 22."
  5. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 29.

John Stauffer

M, b. October 1737
FatherJacob Stauffer1 b. 1696, d. 1 Mar 1780
MotherBarbara Sauter2 b. c 1706
     John Stauffer was born in October 1737.3 He was the son of Jacob Stauffer and Barbara Sauter.1,2 An administration bond on the estate of John Stauffer was issued on 15 February 1808 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, It was in the amount of ten thousand pounds, and Jacob Stauffer of Hereford Township, Henry Moyer of Hill Town Township in Bucks County, Jacob Alenbach of Colebrookdale and Jacob Latshaw of Hereford Township in Bucks County were bound by it.4 An inventory of the estate of John Stauffer of Hereford Township was filed on 16 April 1808 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, It was appraised a £2248/2s/10½d.4

Family

Children
  • Henry Stauffer5 b. 20 Nov 1767, d. 31 May 1821
  • Sally Stauffer6 b. 11 Nov 1771
  • Elizabeth Stauffer7 b. 19 Oct 1779, d. Jun 1793
  • Jacob Stauffer8 b. 6 Sep 1785, d. 1829

Citations

  1. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, "My son, John, was born to me in the year 1737, October".
  2. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, "My son, John, was born to me in the year 1737, October" in her husband Jacob's hand.
  3. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300.
  4. [S1901] Estate file of John Stauffer of Hereford Township, 1808.
  5. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 300, "My son, Henry, was born in the year 1767, the 20 November".
  6. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 301, "My daughter, Sally, was born to me in the year 1771, the 11 November".
  7. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 301, "My daughter, Elizabeth, was born in 1779, the 19 October".
  8. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 302, "1785, the 6 day of September, my son, Jacob Stauffer, was born."

Daniel Stauffer

M, b. 1697, d. after 1763
FatherHans Stauffer b. 1644, d. a 1710
MotherKungold Hiestand b. 10 Jan 1657/58
     Daniel Stauffer was born in 1697 in Alsheim, Switzerland.1,2 He was the son of Hans Stauffer and Kungold Hiestand. Daniel Stauffer immigrated with his parents Hans Stauffer and Kungold Hiestand between 1709 and 1710 to Pennsylvania.3 Daniel Stauffer purchased land from his brother-in-law Gerhart Clemens in Colebrookdale Township, Pennsylvania on 8 January 1720.4,2 He married Catherina Merkel. Daniel Stauffer was the probable father of Catharine Stauffer. Daniel Stauffer was a shoemaker by trade.5 He appeared on a tax list from 1752 to 1762 in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.5 He deeded the land that he bought from his brother-in-law Gerald Clemmens to his son Abraham Stauffer on 1 September 1762 in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.2,4 Daniel Stauffer lived in 1763 in Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.5 He died after 1763 probably in Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.4

Family

Catherina Merkel
Children
  • Daniel M. Stauffer b. 16 Mar 1728, d. 16 Mar 1790
  • John Stauffer6 b. c 1730
  • Catharine Stauffer b. c 1730, d. 17 Jul 1787
  • Barbara Stauffer b. 1732
  • Elizabeth Stauffer b. c 1734
  • Anna Stauffer b. c 1737
  • Abraham Stauffer b. 1737, d. c Feb 1800
  • Mary Stauffer b. c 1739

Citations

  1. [S61] Jane Evans Best, "Hiestand Family", 59.
  2. [S120] A.J. Fretz, The Stauffer-Stover Family History, 260.
  3. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 299, part VI of his notebook, the designation "Book 2: 1, 2, 3" appears above this part of the transcription.
  4. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 29.
  5. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 30.
  6. [S457] Arlene Houghton, "Daniel Stauffer descendants."

Henry Stauffer

M, b. 1700, d. after 1762
FatherHans Stauffer b. 1644, d. a 1710
MotherKungold Hiestand b. 10 Jan 1657/58
     Henry Stauffer was born in 1700 in Alsheim, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany.1,2 He was the son of Hans Stauffer and Kungold Hiestand. Henry Stauffer was also known as Heinrich Stauffer.1 He immigrated with his parents Hans Stauffer and Kungold Hiestand between 1709 and 1710 to Pennsylvania.3 Henry Stauffer bought land in Perkiomen, Frederick Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania from Gerhart Clemens on 18 March 1720 and he paid for it, delivering the money on 3 January1725.1 Henry Stauffer was the probable father of Christian Stauffer.4 Henry Stauffer acquired 150 acres of land adjoining his brother Jacob's land in Hereford, Colebrookdale Township, Philadelphia County, now Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1733 on Perkiomen Creek.5 He deeded land to Rev. Hans George Bechtel in 1734 in Hereford, in what was then Colebrookdale Township, Philadelphia County, now Berks County, Pennsylvania.6 Henry Stauffer was the probable father of Heinrich Stauffer.4 Henry Stauffer was the probable father of Jacob Stauffer.7 Henry Stauffer lived in 1742 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.8 He was the probable father of Johannes Stauffer.9 Henry Stauffer was of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on 20 September 1742.1 He was taxed in 1750 and in 1751 in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1 He deeded 150 acres to his son Abraham Stauffer in 1762 in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which was sold later that year.1 Henry Stauffer was a Mennonite.1 He died after 1762 probably in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Children
  • Abraham Stauffer b. c 1725, d. 7 Jul 1785
  • Christian Stauffer b. 1727
  • Elizabeth Stauffer b. c 1730
  • Heinrich Stauffer b. c 1735
  • Jacob Stauffer b. 1737
  • Johannes Stauffer b. c 1741, d. 1759

Citations

  1. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 42.
  2. [S61] Jane Evans Best, "Hiestand Family", 59.
  3. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 299, part VI of his notebook, the designation "Book 2: 1, 2, 3" appears above this part of the transcription.
  4. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 44.
  5. [S113] Stauffer Genealogical Database, 1998-1999, Henry Stauffer data.
  6. [S1239] Richard W Davis, Bechtel/Bächtold 3.
  7. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 46.
  8. [S113] Stauffer Genealogical Database, 1998-1999, Richard W. Davis.
  9. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 47.

Elizabeth Stauffer

F, b. 1688
FatherHans Stauffer b. 1644, d. a 1710
MotherKungold Hiestand b. 10 Jan 1657/58
     Elizabeth Stauffer was born in 1688 in Alsheim, Switzerland.1 She was the daughter of Hans Stauffer and Kungold Hiestand. Elizabeth Stauffer married Paulus Friedt on 5 June 1707 in Alsheim, Switzerland.2,3 Elizabeth Stauffer immigrated with her parents Hans Stauffer and Kungold Hiestand between 1709 and 1710 to Pennsylvania.4 Elizabeth Stauffer lived after 1710 in near Grater's Ford, Skippack Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.5 She and Paulus were Mennonites.6

Family

Paulus Friedt
Child
  • Maria Friedt

Citations

  1. [S61] Jane Evans Best, "Hiestand Family", 59.
  2. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 298, date only.
  3. [S61] Jane Evans Best, "Hiestand Family."
  4. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 299, part VI of his notebook, the designation "Book 2: 1, 2, 3" appears above this part of the transcription.
  5. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", vol. X, 296.
  6. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 27.

Michael Reif

M, b. 13 June 1652, d. 1684
FatherHans Heinrich Rÿff1 b. 19 Mar 1622
MotherAnna Hitz1 b. 30 Mar 1617
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Michael Reif was also known as Michel Reiff.1 He was the son of Hans Heinrich Rÿff and Anna Hitz.1 Michael Reif was also known as Michel Rÿff. He appeared in the census of 1670 in Wädenswil, Switzerland, living with Hans Heinrich Rÿff and Anna Hitz as a son.1 Michael Reif lived in 1679 in Mettenheim, near Ibersheim, Germany.2 He married Kungold Hiestand in 1679.2,3 Michael Reif appeared on the census of 1682 in Wädenswil, Switzerland, with his two brothers and sister Joseph Reiff, Christen Reiff and Barbel Reiff.1 Michael Reif died in 1684 in Mettenheim, near Ibersheim, Germany.2,4 He appeared in the census enumerated on 1689 in Wädenswil, Switzerland, living with Hans Heinrich Rÿff and Anna Hitz as a son.1

Family

Kungold Hiestand b. 10 Jan 1657/58
Child

Citations

  1. [S114] Jane Evans Best, "Reif and Hiestand Families", 5.
  2. [S61] Jane Evans Best, "Hiestand Family", 59.
  3. [S114] Jane Evans Best, "Reif and Hiestand Families", 5, 6.
  4. [S114] Jane Evans Best, "Reif and Hiestand Families", 5, 7.

Anneli Reif

F, b. circa 1683
FatherMichael Reif b. 13 Jun 1652, d. 1684
MotherKungold Hiestand b. 10 Jan 1657/58
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Anneli Reif was born circa 1683 in Mettenheim, near Ibersheim, Germany.1 She was the daughter of Michael Reif and Kungold Hiestand. Anneli Reif married Gerhart Clemens, son of Jacob Clemens, on 9 August 1702.2 Anneli Reif immigrated with her husband Gerhart Clemens on 6 May 1709 to London, England.3 Anneli Reif lived after 1710 in Salford Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.4 She was the possible mother of Catharine Clemens.5 Anneli Reif was the possible mother of Maria (?)6 Anneli Reif and Gerhart lived in Salford Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.4 Anneli Reif and Gerhart were Mennonites.

Family

Gerhart Clemens b. 1681, d. c 1745
Children

Citations

  1. [S61] Jane Evans Best, "Hiestand Family", 59.
  2. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 297.
  3. [S1374] Richard W Davis, Clemens 1.
  4. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", vol. X, 296.
  5. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 62.
  6. [S1239] Richard W Davis, Bechtel/Bächtold 4.
  7. [S1239] Richard W Davis, Bechtel/Bächtold 4, may have been.

Gerhart Clemens

M, b. 1681, d. circa 1745
FatherJacob Clemens b. c 1650
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Gerhart Clemens was born in 1681 in Dittlesheim, Hesse, Germany.1 He was the son of Jacob Clemens. Conflicting evidence states that Gerhart Clemens was born in 1680.2,3 He married Anneli Reif, daughter of Michael Reif and Kungold Hiestand, on 9 August 1702.4 Gerhart Clemens lived before 1709 in Niederfloresheim, Germany.5 He and Anneli Reif arrived in London, England, on 6 May 1709.1 Gerhart Clemens immigrated in 1709 to Philadelphia.2 He was a 28-year-old linen weaver with a wife and two sons in 1709.1 He was the possible father of Mary (?). This relationship is said to be a tradition in the BERGEY family, but this tradition does not exist in the CLEMANS family.. The author also believes it unlikely, as the possible dates of birth do not make sense with the rest of the known facts.6 Gerhart Clemens settled in Bebber's Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1711.7 He purchased from Matthias Van Bebber for the sum of thirty pounds 100 acres of land in Bebber's Township, later known as Skippack Township, in Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania on 1 May 1711.8,7 Gerhart Clemens was the possible father of Catharine Clemens.9 Gerhart Clemens was the possible father of Maria (?)10 Gerhart Clemens sold land from his brother-in-law Gerhart Clemens in in Pennsylvania to Daniel Stauffer on 8 January 1720. Daniel Stauffer purchased land Colebrookdale Township, Pennsylvania on 8 January 1720.11,12 Gerhart Clemens sold land in Perkiomen, Frederick Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to Henry Stauffer on 18 March 1720 and he received payment from hs brother-in-law on 3 January 1725.13 In 1734 his name was also recorded as Garret Clements.14 Gerhart Clemens and Anneli lived in Salford Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.15 Gerhart Clemens and Anneli were Mennonites. Gerhart Clemens died circa 1745.2

Family

Anneli Reif b. c 1683
Children

Citations

  1. [S1374] Richard W Davis, Clemens 1.
  2. [S72] A. J. Fretz, Kratz Family History, 13.
  3. [S744] Daniel Kolb Cassel, Kolb Genealogical History, 433.
  4. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 297.
  5. [S61] Jane Evans Best, "Hiestand Family", 59.
  6. [S116] David Hendricks Bergey, Genealogy of Bergey Family, p. 3, in which he cites Heckler's History of Lower Salford Township.
  7. [S896] William Detwiller, (Map of) Bebber's Township, now known as Skippback Township, Montgomery County, PA, showing the original settlers, 1702 to 1724.
  8. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 454-456.
  9. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 62.
  10. [S1239] Richard W Davis, Bechtel/Bächtold 4.
  11. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 29.
  12. [S120] A.J. Fretz, The Stauffer-Stover Family History, 260.
  13. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 42.
  14. [S1049] Landholders of Philadelphia County, 1734, 1:182.
  15. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", vol. X, 296.
  16. [S1239] Richard W Davis, Bechtel/Bächtold 4, may have been.

Paulus Friedt

M
     Paulus Friedt married Elizabeth Stauffer, daughter of Hans Stauffer and Kungold Hiestand, on 5 June 1707 in Alsheim, Switzerland.1,2 Paulus Friedt immigrated with his wife Elizabeth and her parents Hans Stauffer and Kungold Hiestand between 1709 and 1710 to Pennsylvania.3 Paulus Friedt lived after 1710 in near Grater's Ford, Skippack Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.4 He was the neighbor of Gerhart Clemens in 1711 in Bebber's Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.5 Paulus Friedt and Elizabeth were Mennonites.6

Family

Elizabeth Stauffer b. 1688
Child
  • Maria Friedt

Citations

  1. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 298, date only.
  2. [S61] Jane Evans Best, "Hiestand Family."
  3. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", 299, part VI of his notebook, the designation "Book 2: 1, 2, 3" appears above this part of the transcription.
  4. [S59] William T Stauffer, "Hans Stauffer's Account Books", vol. X, 296.
  5. [S896] William Detwiller, (Map of) Bebber's Township, now known as Skippback Township, Montgomery County, PA, showing the original settlers, 1702 to 1724.
  6. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 27.

Abraham Clemens

M, b. circa 1707, d. 24 April 1776
FatherGerhart Clemens b. 1681, d. c 1745
MotherAnneli Reif b. c 1683
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Abraham Clemens was born circa 1707 in Niederflörsheim, Germany.1 He was the son of Gerhart Clemens and Anneli Reif. Abraham Clemens immigrated with his parents Gerhart Clemens and Anneli Reif on 6 May 1709 to London, England.2 Abraham Clemens married Catherina Bachmann, daughter of Hans George Bachmann and Anna Maria Schnebelli. Abraham Clemens appeared on a tax list in 1769 in Lower Salford Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He paid £21/9/4 in taxes on 250 acres, four horses and six cattle.3 In 1769 his name was also recorded as Abraham Clemans.3 He left a will on 9 March 1776 in Lower Salford Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.4 The transcript of the Will read:
In the Name of God AMEN. I Abraham Clemens of Lower Salford Township in Philada County Yeoman do find my Selfer Seak and Weak in Body But of sound Mamory and Understanding (Blased Be god). Therefore I do make and Publish this my Last Will and Testament. Inpr
I do deliver my Soul in the Hand of god Allmighty my Creator and my Body to the Earth to Be Buyred at the Direction of my Executors And Concerning my Worldly Estate I dispofse of the same in the following Manner first I will that all my Just debts and furnel Charges shall be just and fully paid by my hereafter named Executors. Item, I give and devise unto my well beloved Wife Catharina our Bed with the Bedsted and Duppel Cafses and the Cuttans, all her Cloths with a Walnut Cheast her Saddle and Bridle, our small Copper Kittle, and so much Household Goods as she shall want, one of the Beast Cows which she will and my large Biblia and Corse Sing Book and gulden aple, all this I give her to her on Use and dispofsal and further the sum of One Hundred & fifty Pounds Lawfull Money of Pensilvania Whereof she is to receive the Interest Yearly so long she remainds my Widow. And in Case my Wife those marry again then the said Sum shall be divided among my Childern or the Heirs of their Body in equal Shears as well as after her Defeace. And my Wife shall live with my hereafter named Son Abraham on my pleace where I now dwell in the Littel Stone House which She is to have for her free Living, so lang she remainds my Widow and my said Son shall Ceep her Cow in foder and paustur as good as he shall Ceep his on and give her Yearly so long she remainds my Widow Twelve Bushel of Rey and Ten Bushel of Wheat, and fifty Pound of good Beef and fifty pound of good Borke and Ten pound of good Hacheld flax or Hamp and Ten pound of Tow, and fier Wood so much as she shall want ready cut for her Use Delivered to the house and the fourth part of the Gardan and Dung Brought on the same by my said Son, so much as she shall tincke fit and She is to have the Liberty of Aples in the Orchard so much as she shall want for her Use all this Artules shall be Cept and paid to my Wife by my said Son Abraham his Heirs and Afsings during the Time she shall remaind my Widow.
Item. It is my Will That my Wife with my Childern shall Ceep house as We dit to the Bast of my Childern with my Estate one Year and Six Months, after my Decease, And Whereas I do own and pofsef Two Hundred and fifty Six Acres of Land or thereabout and I had the same devided into two Parts as the same may be Sin in the Draughts and the largest part Those Contain One hundred and Eighty five Acres and Forty Perches it is my Will that five or Six Acres shall be survayed of the same to the other Lefser part to begin on or near a Maple Corner and thence up to Jacob Clemenses Madow and then by a Stright Line to Dilman Ziegler's Land.
Item I give and devise unto my said Son Abraham Clemens the said largest part of my said Land with the Appurtenances thereunto Belonging and with the large Cloths Clafset and the Larg Kitchen Drefser Which Land will be One Hundred and Eighty Acres to have and to hold the same unto my said Son Abraham his Heirs and Afsings forever Which I do valua to him in the sum of Eight Hundred Pounds Lawfull Money of Pensilvania Whereof I give and devise unto him, the sum of Two Hundred Pounds for his Shear and the Remainder part of Six Hundred pounds he shall pay in payments of fifty pounds Yearly without Interest the first payment, payment whereof one Year after my Wife and Childern shall Braik up House Ceeping And the Lefser part of my Land which will Contain when the above mantioned five or Six Acres Surveyed to the same Seventy Six Acres or thereabout which I give and devise unto my Son Jacob to have and to hold to him his Heirs and Afsings forever with all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging with the Weaver Lum and all the gears belonging to the same.
Item. It is my Will Whil my Wife and Childern Ceeps House that the shall move the Old House on the Least mantioned Land to the Spring where we all ready hould the Stons and to build the same according to the Direction I dit give to my Executor about the same, and to pay the Cost out of my Estate And I do valua the same last mantioned Land to my said Son Jacob in the Sum of Four Hundred & fifty Pounds Lawful Money above said. Two Hundred pounds thereof I give and devise unto him and the Residue of the said Sum he shall pay in Payments of Twenty five pounds Yearly and the first payment thereof when my Son Abraham pays the first.
Item. it is my Will that my Wife and Childern shall sow Winter Grain on both Pleaces the Least Year the Ceep House and that shall be fore the Use of my Two Sons Abraham & Jacob. Leekwise shall the have halfe of all the Hay and Somer Ceap and my Son Abraham Rader more than halfe the Hay, Cause he is to Ceep my Wifs Cow, and the other halfe part with all my Movable Easte and Household goods shall be sold on Publick Vendur when the Eighteen Months Expired after my Decease. And Whereas I have none Land to give unto my Son Gerhart I give and Devise to him the Sum of Two Hundred and fifty Pounds Lawfull Money beforesaid One Hundred Pound thereof shall be paid to him Derectly after my Defease and One Hundred Pounds in Twelve Months after, and the fifty Pounds of the first Vendue Money that my Executors shall receive. And Whereas I dit give to my Childern that are marryed on household goods and Cattle to the Value of Thirty Pounds it is my Will that my Childern that are not marryed shall have the same Either in household Goods or Money And Whereas I dit give to my daughters Anna Mary and Catharina besides their Household goods the Sum of Seventy five Pounds to Each of them it is my Will that my three Youngest daughters, Elisabeth, Susanna and Hester, shall have Each of them the Sum of Seventy five pounds All this to be paid to my three Yougest Daughters when the are Eighteen Years of Age And Whereas I dit give to my Son Georg at the time he was married to the Valua of Thirty Pounds, and the further Sum of Two Hundred Pounds which I did allow to him in the Pleace he bought of me, which Sums is to be Charg'd to his Shear, And it is further my Will and I give and Devise the further Sum of Sixty Pounds Leicke Money before said to be equaly devided Between my Six daughters to be paid Each his Shear as my Executors shall receive the payments of my Sons Abraham and Jacob of my Real Estate, my Sons Gerhart, Abraham and Jacob is to Receive Each of them the Sum of Thirty Pounds Either in Household goods or Money: When the begin to Ceep house Leike my Son George.
Item. I give and Devise the farther Sum of five Pounds lawful Money of Pensilvania to be paid to the Elders of our Meeting in Lower Solford Township for the Use of the poor in the said Meeting to be paid by my Executors after my Defease.
Item. All the Residue of my Estate I give and Devise unto my Ten Childern or the Heirs of their Body In equal Shears and in Case one or more of my Childern should die before the are at Age or without Isue then his or their Shear shall be equaly devided Between my other Childern then Living or to the Heirs of Their Body.
Item. It is my Will that my Two Youngest daughters shall be under the Care of my Wife till they are of Age and it is my Will that my Wife shall recive the first payment of the Interest of the one Hundred & fifty Pounds one Year after the Breakup House Ceeping and then Yearly as Mantioned before.
Item. It is Leastly my Will and I do hereby Nomanet and apoint my Two Sons Georg and Abraham Sole Executors of this my Least Will and Testament and give them full Power herewith Do Do and Act according to the true Indent and Meaning herein Contained maiking void herewith all my other and former made Wills declaring this present to be my only active and Least Will and Testament. In Witnefs whereof I do these prfent have Set my hand and Seal hereunto the Ninth day of March in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Six.


Abrafam Cluinuns (Seal)


Signed Sealed and Declared by the said Abraham Clemens as his last Will and Testament in the Presence of us.
Jacob Heffelfinger
Efrighiour buriger
John Barky

Philada May 31st 1776 personally appeared Jacob Heffelfinger, Christian Barkey and John Barky the Witnefses to the foregoing Will and on their solemn Affirmations according to Law did declare that they saw and heard Abraham Clemens 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 & Belief.
Coram Benjamin Chow Reg. Genl.

Be it remembered on the 31st day of May 1776 the last Will and Testament of Abraham Clemens deceased in due Form of Law was proved And Probate and Letters Testamentary granted to George Clemens and Abraham Clemens Executors of the said Will named they having been duly affirmed well and truly to administer the said deceased's Estate and bring an Inventory thereof into the Register Generals Office at Philadelphia on or before the 30th day of June next And render a true and Just Account of the said Administration on or before the 31st day of May 1777 or when thereto legally required.
Given under the Seal of the s.d Office.
Benjamin Chew, Reg. Genl. He died on 24 April 1776. He was buried in Lower Salford Mennonite Cemetery, Lower Salford Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. His estate was probated on 31 May 1776 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.5

Family

Catherina Bachmann b. 25 Aug 1722
Children

Citations

  1. [S1374] Richard W Davis, Clemens 2.
  2. [S1374] Richard W Davis, Clemens 1.
  3. [S608] Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1769 Tax list, p. 7, Abraham Clemans entry, FHL microfiche 6049503.
  4. [S951] Philadelphia Will Book Q, no. 249: 295, 296. FHL microfilm 0021727.
  5. [S951] Philadelphia Will Book Q, no. 249: 296-297. FHL microfilm 0021727.

Mathias Stauffer1

M, d. 1826
FatherChristian Stouffer1 b. c 1709, d. 1781
MotherElizabeth (?)
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Mathias Stauffer lived in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2 He was born. He was the son of Christian Stouffer and Elizabeth (?)1 Mathias Stauffer was also known as Mathias Stover. He married Anna Clemens, daughter of Abraham Clemens and Catherina Bachmann. In Christian Stouffer's will, proved 11 January 1782, Mathias was named by Christian to handle his estate.1 Mathias Stauffer and Anna lived in Kulpsville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3 Mathias Stauffer and Anna lived in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.4 Mathias Stauffer and Anna were Mennonites.4,5 Mathias Stauffer was a farmer.4 He left a will on 24 January 1823.4 He died in 1826.4 He was buried in Towamencin burial ground, Kulpsville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.4 His estate was probated on 3 October 1826.4

Family

Anna Clemens b. c 1740
Children

Citations

  1. [S939] Philadelphia Will Book S: no. 58. FHL microfilm 21728.
  2. [S120] A.J. Fretz, The Stauffer-Stover Family History, 54.
  3. [S744] Daniel Kolb Cassel, Kolb Genealogical History, 433, "res., Kulpsville, Pa."
  4. [S120] A.J. Fretz, The Stauffer-Stover Family History, 164.
  5. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 62.

Anna Clemens

F, b. circa 1740
FatherAbraham Clemens b. c 1707, d. 24 Apr 1776
MotherCatherina Bachmann b. 25 Aug 1722
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Anna Clemens was born circa 1740. She was the daughter of Abraham Clemens and Catherina Bachmann. Anna Clemens married Mathias Stauffer, son of Christian Stouffer and Elizabeth (?). Anna Clemens and Mathias lived in Kulpsville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1 Anna Clemens and Mathias lived in Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2 Anna Clemens and Mathias were Mennonites.2,3 Anna Clemens was buried in Towamencin Mennonite Church burial ground, Kulpsville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Mathias Stauffer d. 1826
Children

Citations

  1. [S744] Daniel Kolb Cassel, Kolb Genealogical History, 433, "res., Kulpsville, Pa."
  2. [S120] A.J. Fretz, The Stauffer-Stover Family History, 164.
  3. [S1063] Richard W Davis, Stauffer/Stouffer Part 1 p. 62.