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LANDIS Families

Switzerland to France, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio

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My fourth great-grandparents were Mary LANDIS 1772-1858 Franklin County, Virginia to Preble County, Ohio and Henry EIKENBERRY 1771-1828 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Franklin County, Virginia to Preble County, Ohio. They are buried in the Eikenberry-Wheatville Cemetery on their pioneer Eikenberry farm.


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Mary's parents were Henry LANDIS 1740-1825 Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey to perhaps Maryland to Franklin County, Virginia to Preble County, Ohio and Mary GARBER or CARVER about 1740-1788 Hunterdon County, New Jersey to perhaps Maryland to Franklin County, Virginia. Henry LANDIS is buried in Section 36, Lanier Township, Preble County, Ohio on his farm in a small family burial plot consisting of 3 tombstones. I know nothing about the GARBER/CARVER families, so if you do please contact me Email.


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Henry's parents were Heinrich Hirt LANDIS 1716-1809 Alsace, France to Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Elizabeth NAAS about 1716-1753 Krefelt, Germany to Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. In 1723 they were in the first baptisms of the German Baptist Brethren in America. Heinrich LANDIS in 1750 built a stone house still standing in Amwell, New Jersey. A signs says "Built about 1750 by Henry Landis, local saddler. Lafayette, stayed here while being treated by Dr. Gershom Craven." Heinrich had a second wife Catherine GROFF, quite likely related to Fronica GROFF married to Peter EIKENBERRY. Henry had a total of 23 children if compiled genealogies are correct.

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Henry's parents were Johan Heinrich Landis 1782-1826 Hirzel, Switzerland to Chester County, Pennsylvania and Elizabeth HIRT perhaps 1688-1783 Alsace to Germantown, (Pike or Columbia County) Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was a daughter of Jacob HIRT 1662-1727 Germany to Germantown, (Pike or Columbia County) Pennsylvania. They briefly belonged to the Ephrata Cloister formed by Conrad Beissel. Galen Frysinger has some great Ephrata photos here!

A Combined Landis Genealogy Report of the Descendants of Hans LandisA recent LANDIS book outlines the first 8 generations from Hirzel, Switzerland A Combined Landis/Landes Genealogy Report of the Descendants of Hans Landis and Katharina Schinz by Samuel E. Wenger.

There are about five more generations of LANDIS found in Switzerland back to 1521. The family includes the classic religious persecution story of relatives beheaded for practicing their religion contrary to the authorities. In this case, it is true that my ancestor Hans LANDIS was the last martyr beheaded in 1614 Zurich Switzerland for his Anabaptist beliefs. First found in the 1660 Dutch classic Martyr's Mirror describing the torture of over 1500 pages, with my Hans Landis on page 1103-1104 (160) and 162. Images from this book are found on the Bethel College Mennonite Library and Archives. This story can be found in many internet searches. The Amish Masthof bookstore has a 248 page book 2755 Hans Landis; Swiss Anabaptist Martyr in Seventeenth Century Documents by James Lowry with new information on his life. A line drawing is referenced in history books. He is mentioned in German in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland as well as in Italian and French. Geneva and environs was the stronghold of Calvinism for decades before the beheading of Hans Landis.

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