Rudolph Landes

M, b. circa 1695
Father-CANRudolph Landes b. 1662, d. 5 Apr 1705
     Rudolph Landes was born circa 1695.1 He was the son of Rudolph Landes. Rudolph Landes married Anna Maria Gastwolf on 2 June 1723 in Schatthausen, Germany.1 Rudolph Landes was a Mennonite living in Schatthausen, Germany, in 1717 and in 1724.1 He emigrated from Mannheim, Germany.1 He immigrated on 30 September 1727 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, on the ship "Molly" with five members of his family and a large group of Mnnonites.1

Family

Anna Maria Gastwolf
Children
  • Christina Sharlotta Landes b. 7 Jan 1724
  • Julianna Landes b. 23 Feb 1726

Citations

  1. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes p 15.

Anna Maria Gastwolf

F
     Anna Maria Gastwolf married Rudolph Landes, son of Rudolph Landes, on 2 June 1723 in Schatthausen, Germany.1 Anna Maria Gastwolf was a Lutheran.1

Family

Rudolph Landes b. c 1695
Children
  • Christina Sharlotta Landes b. 7 Jan 1724
  • Julianna Landes b. 23 Feb 1726

Citations

  1. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes p 15.

Hans Rudolph Landes

M, b. 6 January 1639
FatherHans Jagli Landes b. 10 Aug 1600, d. 20 Mar 1656
MotherVerena Pfister b. 1599, d. 26 Dec 1672
     Hans Rudolph Landes was born on 6 January 1639 in Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.1 He was the son of Hans Jagli Landes and Verena Pfister. Hans Rudolph Landes was the probable father of Rudolph Landes.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes p 15.

Verena Pfister

F, b. 1599, d. 26 December 1672
Father-CANWerni Pfister b. c 1571, d. 1640
MotherCatherina Hönin b. 1574
     Verena Pfister was born in 1599.1 She was the daughter of Werni Pfister and Catherina Hönin. Conflicting evidence states that Verena Pfister was born circa 1602.2 She may have been the Verena Pfister who was born on 12 February 1605 in Wädenswil, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.3 Verena was the daughter of Werni Pfister provided she was Verena Pfister who was born on 12 February 1605 in Wädenswil.3 Verena Pfister married Hans Jagli Landes, son of Oswald Landes and Margaret Schnebeli.4 Verena Pfister and Hans were called Anabaptists in 1643 in Mosacher, Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.5 Verena Pfister and Hans Jagli Landes emigrated by 1646 from Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.5 Verena Pfister and Hans lived from 1646 to 1655 in Heidelsheim, Alsace.5 Verena Landes and Hans lived in Weiler, Baden, Germany, by 1655 or 1656.5 Verena Pfister died on 26 December 1672 in Weiler, Baden, Germany.4

Family

Hans Jagli Landes b. 10 Aug 1600, d. 20 Mar 1656
Children

Citations

  1. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 11, calculated from age of 34 years in 1633.
  2. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 11, calculated from age at time of death in 1672 of 70 years.
  3. [S1359] Richard W Davis, Pfister 2.
  4. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes p 11.
  5. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 11.
  6. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 12.
  7. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 15.

Hans Jagli Landes

M, b. 10 August 1600, d. 20 March 1656
FatherOswald Landes1 b. 31 Mar 1577, d. 4 Mar 1650
MotherMargaret Schnebeli
     Hans Jagli Landes was born on 10 August 1600.2 He was the son of Oswald Landes and Margaret Schnebeli.1 Hans Jagli Landes married Verena Pfister, daughter of Werni Pfister and Catherina Hönin.2 Hans Jagli Landes and Verena were called Anabaptists in 1643 in Mosacher, Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.1 Hans Jagli Landes and Verena Pfister emigrated by 1646 from Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.1 Hans Jagli Landes and Verena lived from 1646 to 1655 in Heidelsheim, Alsace.1 His property was confiscated and by 1647 annual accounts were kept of his estate.3 Hans Jagli Landes and Verena lived in Weiler, Baden, Germany, by 1655 or 1656.1 Hans Jagli Landes died on 20 March 1656 in Weiler, Baden, Germany, at age 55 years, 7 months and 10 days.2

Family

Verena Pfister b. 1599, d. 26 Dec 1672
Children

Citations

  1. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 11.
  2. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes p 11.
  3. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 11, taken word for word, citing Roland Wagner, PMH (Pennsylvania Mennonite History), April 1995, p. 5.
  4. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 12.
  5. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 15.

Jacob Hiestand

M, b. circa 1697, d. 30 March 1769
FatherAbraham Hiestand b. c 1676
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Jacob Hiestand was born circa 1697.1 He was the son of Abraham Hiestand. Conflicting evidence states that Jacob Hiestand was born circa 1700.2 He married Anna (?) in 1724 in Ibersheim, Oberant, Alzey, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany.2,3 On 27 March 1765 his name was also recorded as Jacob Hystand.4 Jacob Hystand left a will on 27 March 1765. It was witnessed by Johnnes Wagonseil and David Schultz.4 The transcript of the Will read:
In the Name of God Amen. Whereas I Jacob Heystand of Upper Hanover Township in the County of Philadelphia and Province of Pennsylvania Yeoman do find myself in an advanced age but of Sound mind understanding and memory Thanks be to God and calling to mind the mortality of my Body and knowing That it is appointed for all Men mu to die. So do I on this twenty seventh day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five, make and ordain this my last Will and Testament
And first of all I recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God that gave it, and as concerning to such Worldly Estate, wherewith it hath pleased God to Blefs me in this life ##
I do hereby dispose of the same in the following Manner
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Anna the Sum of One hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Pennsylvania to be levied at first out of my Eftate for her Ufe and Behoof during her Lifetime And further it is my Will That my Wife Shall have get and receive her yearly Subsiftance of my Plantation during her Lifetime of any of my Children That Shall chuse to keep my Plantation in the following Manner, That is to say, ten Bufhells of Wheat five Bufhells of Rye Ten Bushells of Buckwheat One Cow and one Sheep to be held in fodder in Summer and Winter Time to hold one hog to Serve one Quarter Acre with Flax and one half Quarter with Indian Corn and She is also to have the fourth part of the Kitchen Garden and Apples and peaches as much she has need of for her use and one hogshead Cyder and Six Gallons Brandy Chickens and Eggs, which she has neccefsary. And full Privilege and Liberty to live in the Houfe where we now live and Room and Liberty in the Cellar for her Ufe and else everywhere on my said Plantaion. As also firewood to be carried and cut for her use All to be held and delivered her during her Lifetime And I do further give and bequeath unto my said beloved Wife Anna my Bed, Chest and one Cow and all and every other Sorts of Household Goods and Tools whatever I may happen to be in Pofsefsion of at the Time of my Death, to keep the same during her Life Time at her own discretion. But in Case All my Children Should agree to fell my said Plantation to any Body else Then it is my Will That my Children Shall give to my Wife Yearly the Sum of Ten Pounds of lawful Money aforesaid, instead of her above described Yearly Subsiftance and that then ony said Wife shall be at Liberty to go to live with any of my Childrenwhere she pleases.
And I do further give and bequeath unto my eldest Son Jacob Hystand the Sum of Five Pounds, beforeout, And further I do give devise and bequeath my Plantation Situate in Upper Hanover Township in the County of Philadelphia aforesaid adjoining the land the land of Jacob Wagensil, Andrew Mowre, Jacob Mowre, Peter Mowre and John Mock and Containing one hundred fifty Acres of Land or thereabouts with all the Appurtenances whatsoever Which I do hereby Value at the Rate and Price of Eight Hundred Pounds of lawful Money of Pennsylvania unto my Son Abraham Hystand his Heirs and Afsigns forever To hold to him his Heirs and Afsigns forever in Case he should intend to keep the same for the said Price, But otherwise I give devise and bequeath my said Plantation unto my Youngest Son Ifaac Hystand his Heirs and Afsigns To hold to him His Heirs and Afsigns forever in Case he Should intend to keep the same for the said Price. But if not, Then it is my Will That any of all my other Children Shall have an equal Right to whom it may Suit best to take keep and hold my said Plantation with all Appurtenances whatsoever for the abovementioned Price their Heirs and Afsigns forever. But in Case none of my Children Should incline to keep and hold the same Then I give them full Liberty to sell the same whenever they please it is also my Will That if any of my Children Should keep and hold my said Plantation That the same Shall pay the said Consideration of Eight hundred Pounds on the following Terms As one hundred Pounds then ready down and then on every Year then following the Sum of Fifty Pounds untill the said Sum be fully paid unto the others of my Children in such a Manner So that each of them Shall get the Sum of Twenty five Pounds thereof, as at first my four Sons according to the Rank of their Age, and Then my Seven Daughters according to their Age to begin from the oldest. And I do hereby fully impower my hereunto named Executors to Sign Seal Execute and Deliver a Deed for my said Plantation and Land unto That of my Children, That shall intend to keep the same or to such other Perfon as shall intend to Buy the same as abovesaid
And further it is my Will that my Youngest Daughter Magdalena Shall have & get so much for her Marriage portion as my other Daughters have got of my Eftate.
And I do hereby give and bequeath unto my four Sons as Jacob and John and Abraham and Ifaac Hystand and to my Seven Daughters, as Margareth, now the Wife of Martin Clemmer and Barbara now the Wife of Abraham Beyer and Anna now the Wife of Samuel Detweiler and Mary now the Wife of Leonard Metz; and Elizabeth now the Wife of Abraham Stouffer, and Sufannah and Magdalena and their Heirs and Afsigns for ever All my Moveable & immoveable Real and Perfonall Eftate whatsoever to be equally divided among them Share and Share alike Except as above bequeathed according to the true intent and meaning of this my last Will and Testament. And I do hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint my Two eldest Sons Jacob Heystant and John Heystand to be the Sole Executors of this my last Will and Teftament And I do hereby declare this and no other to be my last Will and Teftament. And I do desire that all may be done and performed according to the True intent of the same
In Witnefs & Confirmation whereof I the said Jacob Hystand have hereuto Set my Hand and Seal on the day and Year as first above written.
Jacob Hystand (Seal)

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Jacob Hystand as his last Will and Testament in the Prefence of Us
Jofousant Wagonseil
David Shultze

Philadelphia June 6th 1769 Personally appeared John Wagonseil and David Shultz the two Witnefses to the within Will and the said John Wagonseil on Oath and the said David Schultz on his Affirmation according to Law respectivey declare and say that they saw Jacob Hystand the Testator therein named Sign Seal Publish and declare the same Will for and as his last Will and Teftament 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 Remembred that on the fixth day of June 1769 the last Will and Teftament of Jacob Heystand deceased in due form of Law was proved, and Probate and Letters Testamentary thereof were granted to Jacob Heystand and John Heystand Executors in the said Will named being first duly Affirmed well and truly to Administer the said deceased's Eftate and bring an Inventory thereof into the Register Generals Office at Philadelphia on or before the Sixth day of July next and render a true and just Account of the said Administration on or before the Sixth day of June 1770. Given under the Seal of the said Office.
Benjamin Chew Regr Genl Jacob Hiestand died on 30 March 1769 in in Upper Hanover Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.5,6 His estate was probated on 6 June 1769 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.7

Family

Anna (?) b. Aug 1703, d. c 1767
Children

Citations

  1. [S61] Jane Evans Best, "Hiestand Family", 62.
  2. [S1245] Richard W Davis, Hiestand p 10.
  3. [S1467] Website Kroll/Crull, Hiestand/Heaston, HuberHoover (<http://community-2.webtv.net/castorena/KrollCrullHiestand/>) page 11 of the website, downloaded 6 July 2010, concerning date and place of marriage.
  4. [S1288] Philadelphia County Will Book O: 378-380. FHL microfilm 21726.
  5. [S61] Jane Evans Best, "Hiestand Family", 62, date only.
  6. [S1245] Richard W Davis, Hiestand p 10, date, county and province.
  7. [S1288] Philadelphia County Will Book O: 380. FHL microfilm 21726.
  8. [S1288] Philadelphia County Will Book O. FHL microfilm 21726.

Anna (?)

F, b. August 1703, d. circa 1767
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Anna (?) was born in August 1703.
      She married Jacob Hiestand, son of Abraham Hiestand, in 1724 in Ibersheim, Oberant, Alzey, Rhineland-Pfalz, Germany.1,2 Anna (?) died circa 1767.3
     It has been suggested that Anna, the wife of Jacob Hiestand, was the daughter of Hans Shelley of Lancaster County, and that Hans had a previously unknown son named John. We have no record of that Hans having a son by the name of John, and if he did we have no evidence of it. If Anna, the wife of Jacob Hiestand, wasa a SHELLY, that also is coindential. John Shelly of Lower Milford Township in Bucks County was not the brother of the Anna who was marrired to Jacob Hiestand.
These things have been alledged, or suggested, due the last will of John Shelly of Lower Milford Township. In it he states he had a deceased sister Anna Hiestand, and he left two of her children, John and Barbara, twenty pounds each. Jacob and Anna Hiestand had several children, among them a John and a Barbara. This Anna Hiestand has also been proposed as his sister because there were very few women named Anna Hiestand, especially those with children named John and Barbara, living anywhere in Pennsylvania at that time.
Everything else that John Shelly wrote in his will simply does not confirm to the known facts.
The will was written on 14 August 1781. In it he states that his home was devised to him in his father's will. Hans Shelly of Lancasteer County did not, as far as we are aware, leave a will. None was probated. One of the main reasons why it has been alledged that Hans Shelly was his father is because John Shelly refers to himself as John Shelly Junior. The name John Shelly ws not that common---Hans Shelly of Lancaster County was one of the few who shared that name. He also had a daughter named Anna, born in 1705. The wife of Jacob Hiestand is said to have been born in 1703. Could it be the same woman? The problem with this line of reasoning is that in the 18th centurary the term Junior did not necessarily mean that his father shared the same given name. Simply that there was another person with that given name and surname living in that area.
The problem also exists that no will has been found that devises land in Lower Milford Township to this John Shelly. There are few Shelly wills writen before 1781 on file; the most promising possibility involves a 1770 estate of a man who died interstate.
John Shelly had a brother Michael and a sister Elizabeth, both living in 1781. Hans Shelly of Lancaster County also had a son named Michael, one of four brothers. John refers to Michael as his "only" brother. Very simply he came fromn a family of four siblings--Michael, John, Anna and Elizabeth, whose father died before 1781 leaving a will. Such a family unit has not been found in 18th century Pennsylvania. There remains two specfic reasons why John Shelly of Milford Township was not the brother of Anna the wife of Jacob Hiestand.
John Shelly did not state catergoily that his sister Anna only had two children living in 1781 but that implication is clear. Jacob and Anna Hiestand had several children then living. What is certain is the following. The youngest of Jacob and Anna Hiestand's 11 children were born in 1747 or not long after that. In 1781 their son John was 55 years old and their daughter Barbara was 50 years. The niece and nephew of John Shelly were under the age of 21 years in 1781 and cnsequently could not have been born prior to 1760 at the earliest. The will is very clear that niether of them were adults in 1781.

Family

Jacob Hiestand b. c 1697, d. 30 Mar 1769
Children

Citations

  1. [S1245] Richard W Davis, Hiestand p 10.
  2. [S1467] Website Kroll/Crull, Hiestand/Heaston, HuberHoover (<http://community-2.webtv.net/castorena/KrollCrullHiestand/>) page 11 of the website, downloaded 6 July 2010, concerning date and place of marriage.
  3. [S61] Jane Evans Best, "Hiestand Family", 62.
  4. [S1288] Philadelphia County Will Book O: 378-380. FHL microfilm 21726.