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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Probate Index -- 1729-1850
Name Birth Probate Identity   [ "s/o" equals "son of" ]
Cathrine Erb ----- 1845 ?
Christian Erb abt 1690 1736 (The 1736 immigrant on the ship Harle)
Christian Erb ----- 1750 (Possibly the mysterious Christian 1703?)
Christian Erb 1755 1812 s/o John Hans 1713 -- See details here
Christian Erb 1766 1823 s/o Jacob 1724
Daniel Erb, Sr. 1756 1829 s/o John Hans 1713 -- See details here
Daniel Erb 1760 1837 s/o Christian 1734
Isaac Erb 1790 1838 s/o Peter 1759 s/o John Hans 1713
Isaac Erb 1790 1838 s/o John 1756 s/o Jacob 1724
Jacob Erb 1724 1811 s/o Nicholas Claus 1680
Jacob Erb 1783 1815 s/o John 1756 s/o Jacob 1724
Jacob Erb abt 1746 1819 s/o John Hans 1713
John Erb 1713 1783 s/o Nicholas 1680 -- See details here
John Erb 1756 1810 s/o Jacob 1724
John Erb abt 1783 1825 s/o Messach 1756 -- See details here
Joseph Erb ----- 1804 (Father unknown) -- See details here
Joseph Erb 1758 1832 (died 1830) s/o Christian 1734
Joseph Erb ----- 1834 ?
Judish Erb ----- 1839 ? (The only known appearance of "Judish")
Messach Erb abt 1756 1833 (Father unknown) -- See details here
Nicholas Erb abt 1721 1769 s/o Nicholas 1680 -- Read his will here
Peter Erb 1759 1832 s/o John Hans 1713
Salome Erb ----- 1838 ?
Samuel Erb ----- 1818 ?
Samuel Erb ----- 1819 (Samuel 1777? s/o John Hans 1713)
Sussanna Erb ----- 1837 ?


Note: The "Name" and "Probate" columns are from the source listed below. The "Birth" column shows the birthdates for those early Erbs I have been able to identify from their known death dates or their having a unique given name in Lancaster Co. at that time. A question mark in the "Identity" column indicates either that there are several Erbs with the same given name and without a known death date that would distinquish between them or that there is no known Erb that fits.

For unknown reasons, there is no will listed for Nicholas (Claus) Erb Sr., even though he died in Lancaster Co. in 1740, shortly after immigrating there in 1737. On the other hand, the absence of a will for his youngest son Christian Erb (1734-1810) is only to be expected since Christian and several of his children died in Ontario, Canada.

If anyone can add further identifications to this list or, even better, if anyone has a copy of any of these wills, I would very much like to hear from them.

Source: Fulton, Eleanore Jane and Barbara Kendig Mylin. An Index to the Will Books and Intestate Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1729-1850: with an Historical Sketch and Classified Bibliography. Lancaster, PA: Fulton and Mylin, 1936.


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