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Genealogical Information Published in the Germantauner Zeitung by Leibert & Billmeyer in 1787 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 202 - 203
By: Hocker 1980


February 6, 1787

Died in Colebrookdale Township, Berks County, Franz Latschaar, a German Mennonite, in his 102d year. A few days before his death he traveled twenty miles to visit sick relatives. He frquently walked twenty to twenty-five miles a day.

May 20, 1787

Michael Eckert, from Eppingen, five hours from Heilbrunn, is going to Germany the middle of August.

April 3, 1787

Martin Apple perfects a process of printing on linen, in Upper Saucon Township (Lehigh County), and he solicits such work. He continues dyeing and fulling.

June 12, 1787

Valentin Wunder, Germantown Township, Philadelphia County, advertises that his apprentice, Georg Wealbanck, ran away. He is a butcher, 17 years old, and speaks English and German.

June 10, 1787 **a number of the months for this year are out of order. I've left them as I saw them

Thomas Kerr, Jr., Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, advertises that his German servant, Jacob Spangler, 16 years old, ran away.

September 18, 1787

Inquiry for Georg Carl Friederich Hartmann, formerly in the service of the Duke of Brunswick. The last information received from him came from Loudoun County, Va., in 1780.

November 13, 1787

Jacob Schneebbely continues the inn and store of his later father, Caspar Schnebbely, in Lebanon.

February 19, 1787 **a number of the months for this year are out of order. I've left them as I saw them

Heinrich Clement is going to Germany in March. He is at home in Frauenfeld.

August 19, 1787

Adam Hillegass, Upper Hanover Township (Montgomery County), advertises that his German apprentice, Phillip Kaufman, 20 years old, ran away.

William Tennis, Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, advertises that his apprentice, James McCallister, ran away. He is 22 years old, of Irish ancestry but was reared in a German family.

October 14, 1787

Jacob Berto, Rockland Township, Berks County, advertises that his papermaker apprentice, Jacob Ginder, nearly 18 years old, ran away.


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