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From: Beverly Utz <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Jacob Danner-Maria and Daniel Utz
Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 21:45:31 -0500
I would be interested in any information about Maria and Daniel Utz.
At 08:59 PM 11/6/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> I hope we are talking about the same Michael Danner. I am referring to
>the Danner that received a license, Sept. 17, 1734, to settle "200 acres of
>land on the west side of the Susquehanna River...about six miles
>southwesterly from John Hendricks". The license was granted by Samuel
>Blunston who promised a regular land grant as soon as the Indians would
>release their claims on the lands. Lord Baltimore issued warrants against
>settlers in the disputed lands (southern York Co.). In May 1736, Thomas
>Cresap and 300 militiamen came to the Susquehanna River to survey the lands
>from the Susquehanna River to the Codorus Creek. Cresap waited for more
>militiamen from Maryland to take prisoner all who lived between Wright's
>Ferry and the Codorus Creek because they refused to acknowlege themselves as
>tenants of Lord Baltimore. When the MD militiamen began to seize settlers
>property/goods, Danner represented the citizens and succeeded in having the
>militiamen withdraw for two weeks. The (York Co.) settlers appealed for
>protection from Pennsylvania. Gov. Ogle of MD was angry and offered 100
>pounds for the arrest of each person who signed the petition. There is some
>evidence that Danner was taken twice to Maryland for "trespassing" in York
>Co. In 1736, Michael Danner appeared befor a Maryland court to repurchase
> According to the Conewago settlement and tombstone records, the
>of Michael and Anna Danner were:
> Jacob (1727-1799) married Elizabeth Boechtel, daughter of Samuel
>Boechtel of Manheim Twp. Jacob became the presiding elder of the Codorus
>Cong. and later moved to MD where he helped establish the Lingamore (Locust
> Catharine ( - bef. 1790) married George Wehrly
> Anna (Dec 6, 1730-Jan 10, 1804) married Stefan Petry (1729-1793)
> Stefan and Anna are buried in the Chestnue Grove Ch Cem.
> Michael Jr. ( - d. 1782) married susanna Kehr whose family was
> Elizabeth (Nov. 13, 1736-April 21, 1798) married Christian Bear (June
> 1733-April 17, 1795) <Was there a second or other husband>
> Philip married Markret (Margaret) Millheim, daughter of George
>Millheim of Manheim Twp.
> Heinrich (Feb 12, 1742-Feb 5, 1814) married Elizabeth Kehr (Sept 28,
>1744-June 17, 1828) Heinrich was a minister in the Little Conewago church.
> Maria (Dec 24, 1744-Feb 18, 1816) twice married (1) Heinrich Hohf
>(d. Aug 9, 1783) and to (2) Daniel Utz.
>Source:"The History and Families of the Black Rock Church of the Brethren
>1738-1988", Anniversary Volume, Elmer Q. Gleim.
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