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Casper Holtzhauser

Casper Holtzhauser arrived in Pennsylvania 16 Aug 1731 on the ship "Samuel," Hugh Peirch, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes - inhabitant from the Palatinate, according to Rupp, "Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants."

Born about 1700 in Germany, Casper married in Pennsylvania to Margaret ______, born about 1704 in Germany.

Casper is listed as having made an oath of allegiance to Pennsylvania on 17 Aug 1731. Casper bought land in Montgomery Co, PA, which is near Valley Forge, PA. He later settled in Upper Milford Township, Northampton Co, PA. His last move was to Upper Hanover Township, Philadelphia Co, PA, where he made a will, 12 Aug 1784, stating his intention to move to North Carolina to live with his children. Casper died in February 1785 in Upper Hanover Township, having never completed his move to North Carolina.

His will names his children:
Johannes Jacob
Anna Margareth
Andreas (Andrew)

From "A Casper 'Holtzhouser' Holshouser Genealogy" by Dr. Grace Duff.