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Genealogical Information Published in the Germantauner Zeitung by Leibert & Billmeyer in 1786 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 page 201 - 202
By: Hocker 1980


April 18, 1786

Caspar Kirling, Hamburg, Windsor Township, Berks County, cures cancer and fistula.

Auguest 8, 1786

Mattheus Flack, Groenwich Township, Berks County, one mile from the stone church, is going to Germany in August. He was born at Rimhorn, near Hoechst, in the Odenwald.

Georg Weber, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, advertises that his servant, Henrich Seiler, also known as Bickel, 17-18 years old, ran away.

October 31, 1786

Simon Keppler, Little Oley, Berks County, one mile from the old furnace, is going to Germany in five weeks. He was born at Adlingen, Boeblinger Amt, Wurtemberg.

November 14, 1786

Reuben Haines, Philadelphia, inquires for proof of the death of Adam Marggranden, cooper, from Eggenstein, Germany, who lived with Reuben Hains for several years and left him in 1777. He was a substitute in the militia in the campaign against the Indians at Shamokin, and on returning, two years ago, it was reported he had been drowned in a millpond near Northumberland.

December 12, 1786

Inquiry for Johann Lorenz Veil, baker, Johann Wilhelm Deinhart and the latter's sister, Christina Magdalena Deinhartin, both born at Gartsch, Wurtemberg. They came to America thirty-four years ago. The sister married Peter Haller, of York.


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