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Research By William A. Neff

 

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GENERATION NO. 1

 

.W Sebastian NEFF was born 1718. Sebastian died 31 March 1756 in Philadelphia Co., PA, Springfield Twp., will proven, and was buried in Philadelphia Co., PA, Germantown, St. Michaels Luth. He married Anna Barbara ..... about 1745/1748. Known child of Sebastian NEFF and Anna Barbara _____ is.

.W1 Jacob NEFF b. 1749 d. 11 September 1784

 

Anna also married (2) Henry JUNCKEN about 1856 in Philadelphia Co., PA. Henry died 1803 in Quebec, Canada, Quebec City. This was also his second marriage.

 

See NEFF NEWS February 1996; Purchased the Wheel Pump Inn in Springfield Twp. Philadelphia Co., PA (now Montgomery Co., PA) from David Reynolds on 15 Apr 1750. Phila Deed Book G-12, pg. 226. Will proven 12 April 1757. Besides an innkeeper, will states his occupation was "corwainer" or boot maker. The inn is still in business on the Bethlehem Pike between Flourtown and Germantown, PA.

Death record from St. Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church register. Gives date of death as 31 March 1756, age 38 years. Wife named in will, Anna Barbara, and minor son Jacob.

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GENERATION NO. 2

 

.W1 Jacob NEFF was born 1749 in Philadelphia Co., PA. Jacob died 11 September 1784 in Philadelphia Co., PA, Springfield Twp, and was buried in Philadelphia Co., PA, Germantown, Lutheran Church. He married Sarah STREEPER. She was born 1755. Known children of Jacob NEFF and Sarah STREEPER are.

.W11 Jacob NEFF b. about 1770 d. after 1824

.W12 Susanna NEFF b. 15 April 1772 d. 6 December 1865

 

Name and date of birth from Kriebel, GENEALOGICAL RECORD OF THE SCHWANKFELDERS, page 97.

 

Jacob was named as a minor in Father's will. Innkeeper and tanner at the site of his father's inn. Will dated 12 Jun 1784, proven 6 Oct 1784, Philadelphia Co., PA Will Book Q, page 462. From the will Jacob Jr. is the oldest and Susanna is the younger. Both children under age of 21.

Year of birth, name of wife, and date of death from Kriebel, GENEALOGICAL RECORD OF THE SCHWANKFELDERS, page 97;

A Jacob Neff is listed as a Private, 3rd Class, 2nd Company, of the 7th Battalion, Philadelphia County Militia, Capt. Andrew Redheiffer Company. PA Archives, 6th Series, Vol. 1, page 933;.

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GENERATION NO. 3

 

.W11 Jacob NEFF was born about 1770 in Philadelphia Co., PA, Springfield Twp., (Montgomery Co.). Jacob died after 1824.

 

The partition of his father's estate took place in 1803. Both Jacob Jr. and his sister Susanna were over 21. Jacob got the Inn (tavernhouse), originally belonging to his grandfather Sebastian, which he sold to a William Rex on 1 Jun 1824.

 

.W12 Susanna NEFF was born 15 April 1772 in Philadelphia Co., PA, Springfield Twp. Susanna died 6 December 1865 in Montgomery Co., PA, Springfield Twp, and was buried in Montgomery Co., PA, Springfield Twp., Geakel Bury Ground. She married Abraham HEYDRICK 11 July 1803. He was born 18 May 1779 in Philadelphia Co., PA. He was the son of Abraham HEYDRICK and Susanna YEAKLE. Abraham died 16 June 1866 in Montgomery Co., PA, Springfield Twp, and was buried in Montgomery Co., PA, Springfield Twp., Geakel Bury Ground. Known children of Susanna NEFF and Abraham HEYDRICK are.

 

.W121 Mary Ann HEYDRICK b. 2 June 1805 d. 28 November 1885

.W122 Caleb HEYDRICK b. 28 December 1806 d. 1 January 1888

.W123 George Neff HEYDRICK b. 1 November 1808 d. 23 November 1879

.W124 Edward HEYDRICK b. 29 November 1809 d. 4 July 1811

.W125 Levi HEYDRICK b. 30 October 1811 d. 11 November 1811

.W126 Charles HEYDRICK b. 18 February 1813 d. 25 January 1896

.W127 Susanna HEYDRICK b. 14 April 1822 d. 31 December 1891