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Commerative Stamp Issued to honor the Original 13 Families & German Immigration   ...Was the number of German immigrant family groups that were counted on the ship called: "Concord". These 13 families were german settlers, whose most noted stop on their long journey was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania... after which a part was designated to become their new home...Germantown.

         There are many descendants, whether directly, or through other famous Philadelphia-area names... Shoemaker, Levering, Van Bebber, Potts, DeHaven, Custer, and others, that will be noted throughout this website. Click Here for more.

        The 13 counted families that boarded the Concord departed from London on July 24, 1683, and arrived safely in Philadelphia on October 6 1683 and are among the passengers listed below:

         Lenert Aratts (Arents)

         Elizabeth Bennett, servant to James Claypoole

         Johannes Bleikers

         James Claypoole and wife Helena and seven children

         Edward Cole, Jr., servant to Claypool

         William Hard

         Peter Keurlis

         Thones Kunder

         Hugh Lamb

         Jan Lensen

         Jan Luykens

         Hugh Masland and wife, servant to Claypoole

         Abraham Op Den Graeff

         Derick Op Den Graeff

         Hermann Op Den Graeff

         Jan Siemes

         William Streypers

         Leonard (Ryner/Rynier)Teison (Tyson)

         Abraham Tunes

         Cicely Wooley, servant to Claypoole

The Original 13 Settlers of Germantown, Pennsylvania

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