64. Edward HUGHES was born about 1745 in Hopewell Forge, Chester, PA. He died about 1809 in Hopewell Forge, Chester, PA. He married Mary MONTGOMERY in 1786 in Oley Valley, Berks, PA. [Parents]
Shows as Edward HUGHS on the 1790 Census in Union Township of Berks County. Enumerated as: 1 male over 16; 4 males under 16; and 3 females of any age.
66. Jacob MOCK was born about 1773 in , Bedford, PA. He died on Mar 10 1853 in , Bedford, PA. He married Barbara BERKHEIMER. [Parents]
68. John R BOYER was born on Aug 21 1769 in Robeson Twp, Berks, PA. He was christened in Trinity Luth Ch. He died in Geigertown, Berks, PA. He was buried in St Pauls Cem, Geigertown, Berks, PA. He married Esther WORRALL before 1789 in , Berks, PA. [Parents]
Information on this family group gathered from Nancy Hughes Yorty and the records from Manada Gap United Christian Church.
72. Johannes STEIN was born in , , PA. He was buried in Jacobs Luth Cem, Pine Grove, Schuylkill, PA. He married Eva Maria HETZEL on Dec 18 1800 in Trinity Ref Ch, Jackson Twp, Lancaster, PA. [Parents]
Information on this family group gathered from Nancy Hughes Yorty, the book "Pennsylvania German Marriages", and the records from Jacob's Lutheran Church in Pine Grove, Schuylkill, PA.
73. Eva Maria HETZEL was born on Oct 20 1780 in Pine Grove, Berks, PA. She died on Oct 28 1877 in Pine Grove, Schuylkill, PA. She was buried in Oct 1877 in Jacobs Luth Cem, Pine Grove, Schuylkill, PA. [Parents]
Aged 97 years, zero months, 8 days.
74. John George BERGER was born on Sep 03 1741 in Breitfurt, Mimbach, Webenheim, Germany. He died in Pine Grove, Berks, PA. He married Mary Catherine ULRICH. [Parents]
76. Johan Philip Valentin KLAHR RWV was born on Apr 05 1736 in Grossbundenbach, Bayern, Pfalz, Germany. He died on Apr 28 1809 in Tulpehocken, Berks, PA. He was buried in Blue Mtn Cem, Strausstown, Berks, PA. He married Maria Margaretta LANG. [Parents]
Revolutionary War Veteran - Berks County Militia
Shows on the 1767 Berks County Tax List in Tulpehocken Twp.
Aged 73 years, zero months, 23 days.
Information on this family group gathered from the Wills of Berks County, the book "Pennsylvania German Marriages", the book "The Batdorf Family", Nancy Hughes Yorty, and the book "Johann Jacob Klahr" by Rex O. Matthews.
The Last Will and Testament was written in German. Following is a literal translation of that will:
In the Name of God, Amen.
I, named Philip Klahr, of Tulpehoccon Township, Berks County and State Pennsylvania, Farmer, am much advanced in years and have, in the Course of Nature, not to live a long time more, but am, God be praised for it, of sound judgement and, we being all mortals but without knowing the Hour of our dying, I have, after due consideration, resolved to make my last Will or Testament, in the following order, recommending for the best my Soul to the Protection of the most high almighty Creator and my Body to the Earth that the same may be buried in a Christian-like manner.
Firstly, I do give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife the Marriage Bed with every Thing thereto belonging, her Chest with all Linen and Wearing Apparel, likewise ten Pounds Cash and morever there shall be, of the Money now being ready, two hundred Pounds lent out and my Widow shall have the Interest of the same during her Life Time, but after her Decease the said two hundred Pounds and what else of money or money-worth she may leave behind her shall be distributed among my children in equal parts or as I shall order them to inherit. It is also my Will that all my Moveables shall be sold after my decease, according to my Order [by my below named Executors] at public Vendue and be distributed among all my Children, but I give and do bequeath previously to my four Sons, to each of them separately, fifty Pounds, that is to say, to Jacob fifty Pounds, to Jonathan fifty Pounds, to Daniel fifty Pounds and to John fifty Pounds and, of my Debts being duly paid, the Rest shall be distributed among my Heirs at equal Parts, each of my sons having previously received fifty Pounds - But Hana Kern is no Heir to what has been now mentioned, but I do give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter, Hannah Kern, one hundred and fifty Pounds of my Estate, as soon as she shall be arrived at the age of twenty-one years, she shall have one hundred Pounds, and then the next ensuing year the remaining fifty Pounds, that is what Hanna Kern is to have of my Estate, real or personal, in full and not more. It is also my Will, I do give and bequeath unto my Son Jacob Klar, my Plantation and Land, situate in Tulpehoccon Township, joining land of John Batteiger, Christian Miller, Jacob Reber, and others, together with the grain in the ground, with all Buildings, the Windmill, all Boards on the Stables and the whole Barn, the Cider Press, Apple Mill, and containing one hundred-eighty-four Acres Deed Land, also that Tract of Woodland my Son must take the Title such as I have it and must provide for the rest himself. And now for this Plantation my Son, Jacob Klahr, has to pay his Father, Philip Klahr, or, after me, to my Heirs thereto empowered, fifteen-hundred Pounds good current Money, Gold or Silver, as it is current in Pennsylvania, and, my Son, Jacob Klahr, has to pay yearly one hundred Pounds in one or two Payments according to as I shall order it in the Bonds till thirteen hundred Pounds [but the last Payment is but fifty] shall be paid, but except his Part of the Land, the last hundred and fifty pounds are come to my Son Jacob as his Part of the Land, being likewise an Heir of or to the Land with his Brothers and Sisters, but he must make all even with these, with his Brothers and Sisters, so that one shall receive so much as the other, with Regard to the Plantation. It is likewise my Will that the surviving Husband of my Daughter, Barbara, Deceased, be likewise an Heir to all like any of my Children, named Philip Shertel shall be remain an Heir like my other Children to all goods, both real and personal, and it is my Will, that that what my Daughter Magdelena might as Heiress have to expect from me, shall not be paid to her, my Son, Jacob, is to and shall keep her Part in Hand, shall lend it out and pay yearly the Interest to her, in case he cannot lend out he shall not be liable to pay the interest, but in case her husband, to whom she is married, should die before her, she, my Daughter Magdelena, shall be entitled to receive as Heiress her Part belonging to her, according to the rank she is entitled to, but should this not happen, it shall, after her Decease, be distributed to her children at equal parts, as soon as the Child has attained the age of maturity - and this my Will with Regard to my Daughter, Magdelena. And my Son, Jacob Klahr, is to give to his Father and Mother for their Subsistance:
Firstly, we keep the new room to inhabit so long as we or either of us shall live, free use of the Fire in the Kitchen for cooking and for what else we please, right to make use of the Celler, Freedom of the Springhouse, in the Springhouse, of the Granary, the right to use the Bake Oven, Freedom in all Parts of the building and on the land, so much as we shall have Occasion for our Housekeeping, five Bushels of Wheat, ten Bushels of Rye, six bushels of Buck Wheat, six Bushels of Indian Corn, to brin the grain to the mill and to bring the Meal and the Bran to the House to where we will have it, a fattened Hog weighing one hundred fifty Pounds and they have to clean all what my be useful of the Hog and give thereto without weighing, one hundred Pounds of Beef, all Meat in the Fall at the Season of Butchering, fiftenn Pounds of Flax, fifteen Pounds of Tow, four Pounds of good Wool, every year to each one Pair of Shoes, other Apparel so much as they may have occasion for, he has to feed two Cows for us in Summer and Winter as his own, two Barrels good drawn-off Cyder, Apples for Drying and for eating, we may take so many as we please, and where we please, and of all other Fruit we may take so much as we please, but if there shall grow no Apples he is not togive us Cyder, Apples to store up for the Winter, we may take as many as we want and where we please, ten Bushels of Potatoes, and so long as the same are in the ground we take, for eating them, as many as we please, the third Part of the Garden, all where we want to have good things, and whenever we want to take a Ride, he is to provide us with Horses, and good ones too, to split Fire Wood, so much as we want, fit for burning and to bring the same into the House, Hens' Eggs, so many as we want, Fowls we may kill whenever they do kill some, half a bushel of coarse and half a bushel of fine salt. And our Daughter, Elizabeth, may live with us so long as either of us shall be living in the Dwelling where we Dwell, and if need be, she must, in Days of Health and Sickness, assist us in every Regard, in particular when we shall be sick and weak she must nurse us well or cause it to be Done. And this Subsistence must be given yearly so long as we live, but in case one dies, the Half of it ceases.
I have also chosen and appointed for my Executors my wife Marggreta Klar and my Son, Philip Klar, and empower them to settle my whole Estate as I have ordered and do order yet in this my Wlll or Testament, and my Executors shall have fifteen Pounds for their Trouble and they have to do all their duties, they, as Executors, have to perform and that shall be their Salary and no more.
And it is further my Will, having bequeathed unto my Son, Jacob Klar, my Plantation for the Sum of fifteen hundred Pounds as above mentioned, I will, with my own Hands, assign unto my Son my Deed or Titles requisite for the Law, and then my Son, Jacob, shall, as above mentioned, give to me and finish the bonds, but afterward both Deeds and Bonds shall be given in Trust or the Deeds in my Possession and the Bonds in his Possession. But after my Decease my Son, Jacob, shall give the Bonds to his Brothers and Sisters, in case I myself cannot set it a-right any more and then receive the Deeds, so good as if not I did give the Deeds into his Hands, The payment of the Land begins with the youngest, that is: my Daughter, Hanna, fifty Pounds and my Son, John, fifty Pounds, a yearly Payment and so every time the two youngest next following, till the sum required is paid, the Payment begins so as the bonds require it and as it is required in the Bonds. And in case of my Children should die before attaining the age of twenty-one years, the Property of the same is to be divided along all my bodily Heirs, Moreover there will be found a small book or a Book, wherein I have most exactly noted what money I have given to my Children, who by this Book have not received any thing must be made equal to my other Children by my personal Estate, after they will be equal Heirs. And as there are some of my daughters, who have not yet, as usual, received any Dowry as most of my Daughters have received, this regards but those who are unmarried, with the married ones it is as it shalle be, they shall be made equal to the others in every regard, either with the same Things or the Value therefor in money. But in case I shall deliver the Deeds unto my Son and he deliver the bonds to me, then it must remain so, for so it was my Will. This is my last Will or Testament and is drawn up according to my orders, and shall remain firm in every Part as it is mentioned here, in all I have ordered nothing is and cannot be altered. Done the fifth Day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight and signed with my own Hand and is my last Will and Testament.
Sealed and signed in the
presence of us
John Riegel, Jun.
77. Maria Margaretta LANG was born on Apr 22 1747. She died on Mar 12 1825 in Tulpehocken, Berks, PA. She was buried in Blue Mtn Cem, Strausstown, Berks, PA. [Parents]
Aged 77 years, 10 months, 18 days.
Aged 74 years, 3 months, 17 days.
Aged 74 years, 3 months, 17 days.
Aged 74 years, 3 months, 17 days.
Cindy Holsapple-Boone, 12923 Sutters Lane, Bowie MD 20720
Aged 81 years, 10 months, 12 days.
Aged 81 years, 10 months, 12 days.
Aged 81 years, 10 months, 12 days.
Cindy Holsapple-Boone, 12923 Sutters Lane, Bowie MD 20720
80. Gideon SCHEDDEL was born 1 on Jan 01 1794 in , Berks, PA. He died on Dec 02 1848 in Zion Union Churc, Erdman, Lykens Twp., Dauphin Co.. He was buried in Klinger Cem, Lykens, Dauphin, PA. He married Maria Christina HENNINGER in 1814 in Zions Luth, Klingerstown, , PA. [Parents]
Aged 54 years, 11 months, 1 day.
His will is dated 11 Oct 1848 and was probated 27 Dec 1848 in Northumberland Co., PA [Will Book 4, page 131]. He was a shoemaker and apparently owned a store. The store goods were sold in order to settle his estate. His sons, Gideon and William, were executors of his estate.
This family shows on the 1820 Federal Census for PA, Upper Mahantango Twp, Schuylkill County, page #94, line 2.
His tombstone reads: "Hier ruhet Gideon Scheddel; geboren den 1 ten Jan. 1794 und starb den 2 ten Decebr 1848; Alten 54 yahre, 3 monata und 2 tage."
81. Maria Christina HENNINGER was born 1 on Feb 06 1795 in , , PA. She died on Aug 28 1850 in , Northumberland, PA. She was buried in Klinger Cem, Lykens, Dauphin, PA.
Aged 55 years, 6 months, 22 days.
Her tombstone reads: "Hier ruhet die Gebeine von Maria Christina, ehefrau von Gideon Scheddel; Geboren am 6 ten Feb 1795, Starb am 28 ten August 1850".
82. Jacob STROHECKER was born on Sep 12 1800 in Reading, Berks, PA. He was christened on Oct 05 1800 in Trinity Luth Ch, Reading, Berks, PA. He married Maria about 1820 in Reading, Berks, PA. [Parents]
Birth and baptismal information from the Trinity Lutheran Church records, Volume Two, page 49.
86. Johann STAHLMAN was born about 1758 in , Berks, PA. He died in 1823 in Mahantango Twp, Schuylkill, PA. He married Eleanor MCCROREY before 1786 in , , , PA. [Parents]
Shows on 1790 Census for Dauphin County. Page 097.
88. Johannes ARTZ was born on Jul 13 1797 in , Berks, PA. He died on Jul 13 1842 in Hegins, Schuylkill, PA. He was buried in St Pauls Cem, Sacramento, Schuylkill, PA. He married Barbara STEIN in , Schuylkill, PA. [Parents]
89. Barbara STEIN was born on May 05 1801 in , Berks, PA. She died on Jan 09 1883 in Sacramento, Schuylkill, PA. She was buried in St Pauls Cem, Sacramento, Schuylkill, PA. [Parents]
90. George DIETRICH was born on Jan 21 1792 in Erdman, Dauphin, PA. He died on Apr 20 1865. He was buried in Friedens Cem. He married Susanna Catharina STAHLMAN. [Parents]
91. Susanna Catharina STAHLMAN was born on Jan 01 1792 in Berrysburg, Dauphin, PA. She died on Feb 07 1861. She was buried in Friedens Cem. [Parents]
Birth record noted in Hoffman's Reformed Church, Lykens Twp., Dauphin, PA. [now St. Peter's Reformed Church of Christ]
92. Frederick SCHWALM was born on May 17 1796 in Hubley Twp, Berks, PA. He was christened in Klingers Ch, Erdman, Dauphin, PA. He died on Jan 06 1872 in Hubley Twp, Schuylkill, PA. He was buried in Spring Glen Cem, Hubley, Schuylkill, PA. He married Catharina STEIN on Dec 04 1817 in Schwalms Ch, Hubley, Schuylkill, PA. [Parents]
Aged 75 years, 7 months, 20 days.
93. Catharina STEIN was born on May 05 1801 in Pine Grove, Berks, PA. She died on Feb 21 1850 in Pine Grove, Schuylkill, PA. She was buried in Spring Glen Cem, Hubley, Schuylkill, PA. [Parents]
Aged 49 years, zero months, 16 days.
94. John SHADE was born on Mar 15 1808. He died on Aug 19 1869 in Hubley Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA. He was buried in Zion (Klinger's), Erdman, PA. He married Hannah HOFFA. [Parents]
Will written June 6, 1869 and probated Aug. 30, 1869; p. 420, will book
95. Hannah HOFFA was born on Mar 13 1810. She died on Oct 21 1894 in Klingers Zion Ch, Erdman PA. She was buried in Zion (Klinger's), Erdman, PA. [Parents]
96. James HILTON RWV was born about 1764 in , Lancaster, SC. He died on Mar 02 1845 in , Lancaster, SC. He was buried in Hilton Fam Cem, , Lancaster, SC. He married Patricia "Patty" BREWER before 1799 in , , Lancaster, SC. [Parents]
Revolutionary War Veteran - Soldier, South Carolina Militia ; Listed in the DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, Volume # 2, Page # 1429. Shown in "Abstracts of Graves of Revolutionary War Soldiers", volume 2 as having been buried in the Hilton Family Cemetery in Lancaster Co., SC. According to information, James served as a Private with the 3rd SC Regiment. He saw duty as Ft. Sullivan [later called Ft. Moultrie], taking part in the Battle of Ft. Sullivan. Information found in the Roll of SC Soldiers, Revolutionary War, National Archives, RG 98, volume 9, m-858, roll 16. Information on his duty at Ft. Sullivan found in a publication by the Ft. Sullivan Chapter of the SC DAR, printed 28 Jun 1976.
98. David Roger WILLIAMS was born about 1779 in Fork Hill, Lancaster, SC. He died in 1842 in Fork Hill, Lancaster, SC. He was buried in 1842 in Fork Hill Cem, Fork Hill, Lancaster, SC. He married Elizabeth REEVES in LANCASTER CO., South Carolina. [Parents]
100. Levi SOWELL was born in 1774 in , Bertie, NC. He died on Dec 03 1851 in Mt Pisgah, Kershaw, SC. He was buried in Dec 1851 in Mt Pisgah Cem, Mt Pisgah, Kershaw, SC. He married Gilla Ann KING in 1798 in Mt Pisgah, Kershaw, SC. [Parents]
Family shows on 1850 Census, Kershaw County, dwelling/family number 518. At the time, there is just he and his wife in the home.
Shows on 1830 Census, Kershaw County: Males; 1/5-10, 1/10-15, 2/15-20, 1/20-30, 1/50-60; Females; 1/10-15, 1/40-50: 10 slaves.
From an entry found in the "Reverend Aaron Weaver Knight Journal" - "Levi Sowell died Dec 3 1851".
Information on this family gathered from personal family records, along with the following:
Census records for Kershaw County, SC for the years 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850.
Records from the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 1839-1870.
101. Gilla Ann KING was born in 1780 in , Chesterfield, SC. She died on Sep 06 1860 in Mt Pisgah, Kershaw, SC. She was buried in Sep 1860 in Mt Pisgah Cem, Mt Pisgah, Kershaw, SC. [Parents]
From the Kershaw District Will Books, page #355:
"Est. Gilla Sowell Last Will & Testament
In the name of God Amen
I Gilla Sowell of the District of Kershaw & State of South Carolina being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make Ordain publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament that is to say ~~~~~~~~~~
First I give and bequeath to my grand Daughter Caleb Horton Daughter of John S Horton One bed furniture and Trunk
Second I give and bequeath to Eliza Holley the Wife of John Holley Twenty Dollars in Cash.
Third I give and bequeath unto Gilla Ann Thompson the wife of Wm Thompson Twenty Dollars in Cash.
Fourth I give and bequeath unto Loude Raley the Wife of Wm Raley Jr Twenty Dollars in Cash.
Fifth I give and bequeath unto my daughter Biddy Ann Horton the wife of John S Horton my Bureau
Sixth I give and bequeath unto my Nine Children viz Lewis, King, George, William, Gilliam, Levi, James Russel, John A Sowell and Biddy Ann Horton the Wife of John S Horton the following property viz my Negro man Robt Aaron, Negro woman Rachel & child, Negro girl, and all of my Flax Plantation, Implements, Household and Kitchen Furniture, crops and provisions that may have been promised at my death Share & Share alike
Seventh Likewise, I make Constitute and Appoint my Sons William Sowell and John A Sowell to be my executors In this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made, In Witness Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and Affixed my Seal this the Sixth day March A.D. 1855.
GILLA X SOWELL
Signed Sealed in the presence of us
CLIBURN BLACKWELL "
From an entry found in the "Reverend Aaron Weaver Knight Journal" - "Gilly Sowell died Sept 6 1860".
Shows on 1860 Census, Kershaw County, Flat Rock, dwelling #262. At the time, she was widowed, living alone, and shown as aged 80.
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