Hans Bauer

M, d. Spring 1747
FatherHans Bauer d. bt 1748 - 1749
MotherAnne (?) d. 1761
     Hans Bauer was the son of Hans Bauer and Anne (?) Hans Bauer married Magdalena (?)1 Hans Bauer left a will on 27 December 1746 in Colebrookdale Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. (an unknown value.)2 The transcript of the Will read:
Colebrookdale, December 27th 1746
I underwriten being weak and Sick and therefore not knowing wheather the time of my Life will be much Longer and finding my Self of Sound Memory (thanks be unto God for the Same) I do by these Presents declare my Last Will as follows vizt: my dear wife Magdalena shall have one third of all and Every thing I am pofsefsed of and the Remainder two thirds shall be Equally divided between my two Children Abraham and Anna Barbara and my wife shall have her abode on the Plantation as Long as she pleases whilst she remains unmarried and the Rest I leave to the disposition of my Executors.
Furthermore concerning my Children it is my Will that my little Son Abraham shall remain under Tuition of my ffather untill his age of one and Twenty years with this Proviso that he shall be put to a good Trade at a Seasonable Time such his prenticeship do Expire when he is of age. The Girl may stay with her Mother Provided my Executors have authority to direct Least she should be kept hard and putting a Good Confidence in my Father Hans Bauer and in my Eldest Brother Samuel Bauer I herefore do put and confirm them to be my Executors of all my Estate Lands Cattle and Chattels with full authority according to their best knoweldge and Confcientic to do to Act, to Sell or to keep as they shall judge ____ and to have a faithfull care for my children. This is my last Will and firm Testament and decleration to be Observed after my decease.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal---
Hans Bauer (L.S.)
Signed, Sealed pronounced and declared in the presence of Benedictus Stohn X(mark) & Christop Scholtz.
Translated by me June 10th 1747 Joseph Collins.
Salford the fourth day of May 1747 Then personally appeared Benedict Strom and Christopher Sholtz two of the Witnefses to the within written Will and on their Affirmacon respectfully did declare they Saw and heard Hans Bauer the Testator within mentioned Sign Seal Publish and declare the Same Will to be his Last Will and Testament and that at the doing thereof he was of Sound Mind Memory and Understanding to the best of their knowledge-------Coram
Jacob Reiff, Dept. by Authority from Wm. Plumsted, RegE Genl.
Be it Remembered that on the 4th day of May 1747 the Last Will and Testament of Hans Bauer deced was proved in due form of Law and Probate and Lres Testamentl were granted to Hans Beauer and Samuel Bauer Exers. in the said Testament Named being first Solemnly Affirmed well and truly to Administr the said decedts Estate and to bring an Inventory thereof unto the RegE Genls office at Philada at or before the 4th Day of June next and to render a true Accot. when thereunto Lawfully required.
Given under the Seal of the said Office-- Wm. Plumsted Regr GenL. He died Spring 1747.1 His estate was probated before Deputy Register Jacob Reiff on 4 May 1747 in Salford Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.3 His will was translated from German into English by Joseph Collins for probate on 10 June 1747.3

Family

Magdalena (?)
Children
  • Abraham Bauer
  • Anna Barbara Bauer

Citations

  1. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 317, 320.
  2. [S1192] Philadelphia Will Book H: 252. FHL microfilm 0021723.
  3. [S1192] Philadelphia Will Book H: 253. FHL microfilm 0021723.

Abraham Bauer

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FatherHans Bauer d. bt 1748 - 1749
MotherAnne (?) d. 1761
     Abraham Bauer was the son of Hans Bauer and Anne (?) Abraham Bauer married Anna (?)1 Abraham Bauer was the neighbor of Michael Bauer and Veronica Landis 1765 in Hereford, Berks County, Pennsylvania.2 Abraham Bauer and Michael Bauer acquired 150 acres of land left to them in the Will of their father in Colebrookdale Township, Philadelphia County, now Berks co., Pennsylvania, on 6 April 1749. George Scholtze, as the executor of the Will, signed the deed. The widow of their brother Hans, and their brother Samuel renounced their rights to the land.3 Abraham Bauer and Anna (?) removed themselves in 1752 to Huntington County, Pennsylvania.1

Family

Anna (?)

Citations

  1. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 320.
  2. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 321.
  3. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 320-321.

Michael Bauer

M, b. between 1720 and 1722, d. between 17 July 1784 and 8 November 1784
FatherHans Bauer d. bt 1748 - 1749
MotherAnne (?) d. 1761
     Michael Bauer was born between 1720 and 1722.1 He was the son of Hans Bauer and Anne (?) Michael Bauer was also known as Michael Bower. He married Veronica Landis, daughter of John Landis and Ann Musselman, circa 1744.1 Michael Bauer was a farmer.2 He and Veronica lived in Hereford, Berks County, Pennsylvania. This was his address the last 25 years of his life, but he lived on what was his father's homestead his entire life. Before 1752 this land was in Philadelphia County, and before 1754 it was in Colebrookdale Township.2 Michael Bauer and Abraham Bauer acquired 150 acres of land left to them in the Will of their father in Colebrookdale Township, Philadelphia County, now Berks co., Pennsylvania, on 6 April 1749. George Scholtze, as the executor of the Will, signed the deed. The widow of their brother Hans, and their brother Samuel renounced their rights to the land.3 Michael Bauer, Samuel Bauer, Jacob Stauffer, [Petitioner3], Melchoir Schultz and others petitioned the Court of Philadelphia asking for the creation of a new township to be bounded and described as follows: "Beginning at a heap of stones on land of Adam Trump, being chief corner of Philadelphia County in the line of Northampton County, bounded by Colebrookdale Township, etc. to be named Hereford" in 1753.4 Michael Bauer left a will, written in German and translated into English at time of probate, on 17 June 1784.2 The transcript of the Will read:
                    WILL OF MICHAEL BAUER
In the Name of God Amen I Michael Bauer of Hereford Township in Berks County & State of Penna Farmer, finding myself Thank God at present yet of good Health But taking into Consideration the Mortality of my Body & that it is Just that I Concerning the Worldly Effects wherewith God has blessed me to leave behind a Satisfactory Acknowledgement So I make & Declare herewith my Last will & Testament this 17th day of June in the year of the Lord One thousand seven hundred & Eighty four and desire that from all persons it may be held therefore as follows:
Firstly it is my Will that all my just Debts shall be paid off and I give and Construe to my Loving wife Fronica the sum of One hundred pounds good Current Money further I give to her the possession & Benefit of all and each single and actual & exception So I having excepted, for me and my wife, On my plantation, as I Left & give over to my Eydam (son-in-law) Christian Meyer, that she make use of the same With all right and Authority belonging thereto as long as she lives agreeable to her option Also I give her all Chattle which I leave behind at my Departure as also each & all Household furniture (furniture & dishes) so I having in my Dwelling House or will have, But all sums of money which arising out of the leaving and quitting of my plantation Which after the Deduction of the above specified one hundred pounds at present yet come to Four hundred £. The same I bequeath & give to my only [?] Daughter Anna Meyer to her and her husbands use & benefit as long as my said Daughter is alive. After her death I give and order the said money to my said Daughters own ofspring Children in equal shares the one as much as the other. It having equal meaning & Consequence & it shall have with the inheritance all the goods & Estate which my said Loving Wife Fronica will Leave behind at her Departure that it likewise Also shall remain & be given over to my Daughter & her Bodily Heirs And I nominate & appoint My said Son-in-law Christian Meyer & my Loving friend & Neighbour John Bechtel as Executors of this my Last Will & Testament In trusting the true state & Meaning thereof. In witness of all that I have hereunto put my Hand & Seal the day & year above mentioned.               his
                    MICHAEL     X MB BAUER
                         mark
Signed Sealed & Declared through the named
Michael Bauer for his last will & Testament in
the presence of us GEORGE LANDES
ABRAHAM BECKTEL.5 He and Veronica Landis sold for £175 seventy-five acres, their share of the family homestead in Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, on 7 July 1784 to their son-in-law Christian Meyer.6 The transcript of the deed read:
This Indenture Made the Seventh day of July in the year of our Lord Onr thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty four Between Michael Bower of Hereford Township in Berks County and State of Pennsylvania, Yeoman, and Fronica his wife on one Part and Christian Meyer of the same place, yeoman, of the other Part. Whereas Samuel Bower and George Schultz Executors of the last will and Testament of Hans Bower deceased by Virtue of an Authority in the same Will dated the 27th day of October Anno Domini 1748, By his Deed on the Sixth day of April 1749, Did grant Certain One hundred and fifty acres and allowance of 6 pc unto the said Michael Bower and to his brother Abraham Bower undivided and in equal parts in Severalty to them their Heirs and Assigns for Ever the said one hundred and fifty Acres being formerly granted unto the said Hans Bower by Patent of the 30th day of March A d 1736, *** And the said one hundred and fifty acres were released unto the said Michael Bower and Abraham Bower by Anna Bower and Samuel Bower (Widow and eldest son of the said Hans Bower) by their release on the 7th day of April 1749, Endorsed on the first above recited deed and the said Michael Bower and Abraham Bower having afterwards divided the said one hundred and fifty acres between themselves by Which division seventy four acres and twenty eight perches and the Usual Allowance of Six pc hereinafter described were allotted to be and remain as the Own and Proper Share of the said Michael Bower and by an Indenture of Release of the said Abraham Bower and Anna his Wife bearing date of the 26th day of December Ano Domi 1751 for the Consideration therein mentioned the said Seventy four acres and twenty eight perches ** were fully granted and Confirmed unto the said Michael Bower his Heirs and Assigns forever *** NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that for and in Consideration of the Sum of One hundred and Seventy five Pounds in specie unto them the said Michael Bower and Fronica his wife in Hand Well and truely paid by the said Christian Meyer *** he the said Michael Bower and Fronica his wife have granted, bargained, sold, released and Confirmed **** unto the said Christian Meyer ** All that above mentioned Tract of Seventy four acres and twenty eight perches ** situte in Hanover Township formerly taken to be in Colebrookdale adjoining lands of Franz Latshars, George Zern, other land of the said Michael Bower, land of Abraham Bower, now Isaac Bower *** Together with all **** hereditaments and appurtenances unto the said described Seventy four Acres and twenty eight perches ** And the free and uninterrupted Liberty and Privilege and Use of a Road two perches wide Extending from the land herein granted ** over the said Abraham Bowers next adjoining allotment ** along the outside line of the said Isaac Bowers land between him and Frantz Latshars land ** to another allotment or tract of one hundred and eight acres of the said Michael Bower thereunto adjoining to be firever left open to and for the Use of the said Christian Meyer his heirs and Assigns forever ** In Witness whereof the said Parties to these Presents have Interchangeably set their Hands and Seals hereunto Dated the Day and Year first above written.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of us George Landis
his MICHAEL MB BOWER mark
her FRONICA FB BOWER mark.7
Michael Bauer died between 17 July 1784 and 8 November 1784.2 His estate was probated on 8 November 1784 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.8

Family

Veronica Landis b. c 1716, d. c 1823
Children

Citations

  1. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 320.
  2. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 321.
  3. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 320-321.
  4. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 321, citing History of Berks County, Pennsylvania by Morton L. Montgomery, p. 996, here quoted.
  5. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 321-322, originally in German, translated into English, citing Will Book 3:50, Register of Wills, Reading, Pennsylvania.
  6. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 323.
  7. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 323-324.
  8. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 321, 323.

Barbara Bauer

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FatherHans Bauer d. bt 1748 - 1749
MotherAnne (?) d. 1761
     Barbara Bauer was the daughter of Hans Bauer and Anne (?)

Susannah Bauer

F
FatherHans Bauer d. bt 1748 - 1749
MotherAnne (?) d. 1761
     Susannah Bauer was the daughter of Hans Bauer and Anne (?)

Magdalena (?)

F
     Magdalena (?) married Hans Bauer, son of Hans Bauer and Anne (?).1

Family

Hans Bauer d. Spring 1747
Children
  • Abraham Bauer
  • Anna Barbara Bauer

Citations

  1. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 317, 320.

Fronica Bauer

F, b. 10 April 1756, d. 13 September 1840
FatherMichael Bauer b. bt 1720 - 1722, d. bt 17 Jul 1784 - 8 Nov 1784
MotherVeronica Landis b. c 1716, d. c 1823
     Fronica Bauer was born on 10 April 1756.1 She was the daughter of Michael Bauer and Veronica Landis. Fronica Bauer married Abraham Schwenck, son of George Schwenk and Veronica Markley, circa 1779.2 Fronica Bauer died on 13 September 1840 at age 84 years, 5 months and 3 days.3 She was buried in Keeley Reformed Churchyard, now known as the Schwenkville Graveyard, about a half mile from Schwenkville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.4

Family

Abraham Schwenck b. 24 May 1759, d. 6 Aug 1843
Children
  • Anna Schwenk b. 5 Sep 1786, d. 29 Mar 1803
  • Jacob Schwenck b. 14 Sep 1789, d. 19 Aug 1852

Citations

  1. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 296, 327.
  2. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 296.
  3. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 327.
  4. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 304.

Anna Bauer

F, b. 19 August 1757, d. 28 April 1809
FatherMichael Bauer b. bt 1720 - 1722, d. bt 17 Jul 1784 - 8 Nov 1784
MotherVeronica Landis b. c 1716, d. c 1823
     Anna Bauer was born on 19 August 1757.1 She was the daughter of Michael Bauer and Veronica Landis. Anna Bauer married Christian Meyer, son of Rev. Peter Meyer. Anna Bauer died on 28 April 1809 at her home, Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, at age 51 years, 8 months and 9 days.1,2

Family

Christian Meyer d. 1826
Children
  • Fannie Moyer b. 30 Jul 1777, d. 13 Sep 1838
  • Michael Moyer b. 28 Dec 1779, d. 9 Jan 1859

Citations

  1. [S1136] Richard W Davis, Bauer 1.
  2. [S9] A. J. Fretz, The Descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer, 521.

Christian Meyer

M, d. 1826
FatherRev. Peter Meyer1 b. c 1723
     Christian Meyer was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.2 Christian Meyer was also known as Christian Moyer. He was the son of Rev. Peter Meyer.1 Christian Meyer married Anna Bauer, daughter of Michael Bauer and Veronica Landis. It is related that a number of Revolutionary soldiers on a foraging expedition came to the house of Mr. Bauer on the day of the wedding of his daughter just as the guests were about ready to eat the wedding dinner, but were intercepted by the soldiers who sat down at the table and consumed the whole.2 Christian Meyer bought his father-in-law's share of the family homestead in Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, on 7 July 1784.3 He died in 1826 at his farm, Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Anna Bauer b. 19 Aug 1757, d. 28 Apr 1809
Children
  • Fannie Moyer b. 30 Jul 1777, d. 13 Sep 1838
  • Michael Moyer b. 28 Dec 1779, d. 9 Jan 1859

Citations

  1. [S9] A. J. Fretz, The Descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer, 521.
  2. [S9] A. J. Fretz, The Descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer, 522.
  3. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 323.

Abraham Schwenck

M, b. 24 May 1759, d. 6 August 1843
FatherGeorge Schwenk b. Mar 1728, d. 24 Feb 1803
MotherVeronica Markley b. 1 Apr 1732, d. 29 Sep 1777
     Abraham Schwenck was born on 24 May 1759 in Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of George Schwenk and Veronica Markley. Abraham Schwenck married Fronica Bauer, daughter of Michael Bauer and Veronica Landis, circa 1779.1 Abraham Schwenck left a will on 11 July 1842.2 He died on 6 August 1843 at age 84 years, 2 months and 13 days.2 He was buried in Keeley Reformed Churchyard, now known as the Schwenkville Graveyard, about a half-mile from what is now known as Schwenkville, then Skippack & Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3

Family

Fronica Bauer b. 10 Apr 1756, d. 13 Sep 1840
Children
  • Anna Schwenk b. 5 Sep 1786, d. 29 Mar 1803
  • Jacob Schwenck b. 14 Sep 1789, d. 19 Aug 1852

Citations

  1. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 296.
  2. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 296, 299.
  3. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 304.

Samuel Johnson Godshalk

M, b. circa 1730
FatherHerman Hermans Godshalk b. 1698, d. 1785
MotherAgnes Johnson b. 1700, d. 1746
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Samuel Johnson Godshalk was born circa 1730.1 He was the son of Herman Hermans Godshalk and Agnes Johnson. Samuel Johnson Godshalk married Maria (?)

Family

Maria (?) b. bt 1730 - 1735
Children

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 119.
  2. [S1922] Montgomery County Will Book 9: 155-156.

Mary Geil

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FatherJacob Geil b. 1746, d. 1794
MotherAnna Clemmer b. 1746, d. 1775
     Mary Geil was born. She was the daughter of Jacob Geil and Anna Clemmer. Mary Geil married Samuel Godshalk, son of Samuel Johnson Godshalk and Maria (?), circa 1781 in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1 Mary Geil and Samuel lived in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.2 Mary Geil and Samuel were Mennonites.2

Family

Samuel Godshalk b. 1756, d. 1831
Children
  • Jacob Godshalk b. c 1783, d. 21 Mar 1868
  • Agnes Godshalk b. c 1785
  • Nancy Godshalk b. c 1787
  • William Godshalk b. 16 Apr 1788, d. 22 Jul 1867
  • Mary Godshalk b. c 1789
  • Rev. Abraham Geil Gottschall b. 29 Dec 1791, d. 19 Aug 1838

Citations

  1. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 122.
  2. [S117] Michael James Godshalk, Godshalk History, 119.