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Genealogical Information Published in the Pennsylvanische Geschichts-Schreiber by Christoper Sauer in 1764 of German settlers in Philadelphia/Germantown and the surrounding area

Transcribed by January 2004
Source: Genealogical Data Relating to the German Settlers of Pennsylvania and Adjacent Territory
By: Hocker 1980


January 29, 1762

Abraham Taylor, who is going to England, offers for sale his 70-acre plantation in Berks County, on Swatara Creek, occupied by Christoph Weiser; also another of 130 acres, occupied by Georg Seller, and an adjoining tract of 100 acres, occupied by heirs of the late Georg Bleystein.

Johannes Walter, Pikeland Township (Chester County), on the Great road, adjoining Squire Moore.

Johannes Roth, shoemaker, near Smithfield, Byberry Township, Philadelphia County.

Jacob Graethman, Whitehall Township (Lehigh County).

Johannes Unverzagt, gunsmith, Germantown.

Henry Lukens, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia County.

Daniel Huhn, Bristol Township, Philadelphia County.

Jacob Eberle, Cocalico Township, Lancaster County.

Henrich Adami, Bucks County, near Georg Oberbeck.

Michel Musselman, Milford Township, Bucks County.

Georg Weidner, North Wales (Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County), one mile from the meeting house, where John Jones formerly lived.

Johannes Artzt, Heidelberg Township, Berks County.

Andreas Crossan, on Israel Pemberton's plantation, Kensington, Philadelphia County.

Matthes Willson and Jacob Heald, on Israel Pemberton's plantation, Kensington, Philadelphia County.

Henrich Addington, on Israel Pemberton's plantation at the Forks of the Brandywine.

Georg Moser, Northern Liberties of Philadelphia, gives notice that his father-in-law, Peter Schuh, is dead.

Jacob Zienet, Monocacy, Maryland. He was in Pittsburgh in 1759-61.

Gottfried Daubenbauer, Adamstown, Lancaster.

Moses Peters, Montgomery Township (Montgomery County) offers for sale the place adjoining his own, where Garret Peters lived.

Henrich von der Schleisz, Upper Salford Township (Montgomery County), offers for sale his farm of 180 acres, with a grist mill on Perkiomen Creek.

Johann Gellnitz, Lebanon Township (Lebanon County); wife Elisabeth.

Nicolaus Brosius, beyond the Blue Mountains.

April 9, 1762

Herman Gerlach, stockingweaver, Cresheim (Mount Airy, Philadelphia).

Johann Bausz will be at his old place in Colebrookdale Township (Berks County), with Henrich Engel, to collect debts.

Valentin Bayer, Old Goshenhoppen (Montgomery County), on the Branch (of Perkiomen Creek), wants a tyler.

Henrich Hess, Berks County, near Johannes Loescher's furnace.

Benjamin Nathan, Lancaster County, and Lion Nathan, Reading, have terminated their partnership. Each now conducts a store.

Johannes Bausz has removed from Colebrookdale (Berks County), to Methacton (Worcestor Township, Montgomery County), to the place where Rudolph Bonner conducted a tavern for a long time, and he will continue the tavern.

Jacob Krischer, Lancaster, seeks news of his sisters from Alzey--Sophia Krischerin, Miriamel Krischerin and Maria Lieberin.

Johannes Kleyenr, Cumru Township, Berks County; wife, Barbara.

Johannes Schwedener, Greenwich Township, Berks County.

Adam Zollman, Greenwich Township, Berks County.

Michel Bosch, at Captain Flower's furnace.

Hansz Adam Schmidt, Greenwich Township, Berks County.

Nicolaus Kern, Towamencin Township, Northampton County.

Peter Gerhard, at the Branch (of Perkiomen Creek), Franconia Township (Montgomery County).

Henrich Menge, Philadelphia, at Poole's bridge, is going to Freiburg, Frankfort and Butschbach, Germany.

Johann Georg Nattler, Bern Township, Berks County.

Christofel Wittmer, Heidelberg.

Paulus and Valentin Wentz, Goshenhoppen (Montgomery County).

Johann Michel Kilian, near Lancaster.

Christian and Hans Adam Eva, Lancaster County.

Jacob Gaininger, Tulpehocken (Berks County).

Samuel Lefeber, Salisbury Township, Lancaster Conty.

Peter Schuhmann, Pikeland Township, Chester County, on French Creek.

Georg Blanck, Rockhill Township, Bucks County.

Valentin Eckert, Alsace Township, Berks County.

Casper Schnaebely, Bethel Township, Berks County.

Isaac Scharret, Macungie (Lehigh County).


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