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Subject: [BRE] Jacob Schneider, d. 1793, Germantown, Phil. Co.
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 19:38:27 -0500
I believe that this man is the Jacob Schneider who was a brother of Anna
Margaret (Schneider) Mack. There is a Jacob Schneider in Germantown from
1760 through 1794, and there appears to be only one of them in each
record, implying that there was only one living there throughout this
period. Jacob isn't listed in the 1734 land records and there are two
explanations for this. One, he didn't own any land at that time, which
is consistent with him being listed as a laborer in 1794. However, if he
didn't have any property, what did he need a will for? Two, he may have
moved to Germantown sometime before 1760 after living elsewhere for the
previous twenty to thirty years. This is consistent with a historical
account in Biographical Annals of Lancaster County [PA].
I wasn't able to find a cemetery record for Jacob so that may be an
indication that he didn't have a headstone originally or that the one he
did have weathered away to illegibility. I did find a cemetery record
for his daughter, Margaret, who was buried at the Market Square
Presbyterian Church. She was born about 1735-1736, which is consistent
with Jacob being born in the early 1700's. Margaret Snyder was a
benefactor of this church so I hope that there may be more information
about her in the church records than what is on the headstone. I have
ordered a film of the church records so I'll soon see.
The following will summaries may or not apply to this family. The first
two are for Jacob and his daughter, Margaret. The third may be for
Jacob's son, Peter, but I doubt it since his occupation doesn't seem real
consistent with Jacob's. The last will has Jacob as a witness.
Wills: Abstracts, Philadelphia Co, PA.
Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Thera, Jack Bowman, and Judy.
SCHNEIDER, JACOB. Germantown. Co. of Phila. Labourer.
November 2, 1793. January 2, 1794. X.4.
Children: Peter, Margaret, Elizabeth Bass.
Exec: William Holbe, Daughter Margaret Schneider.
Wit: Leonard Sommers, John Myer, Jacob Knorr.
SCHNEIDER, MARGARET. Germantown, City of Phila.
November 5, 1806. November 17, 1806. 2.26.
Legacy to Germantown German Presbyterian burying ground. All property to
be sold, interest thereof to her niece Mary Schneider. After her death
the principal to Jacob and Enoch Schneider, my nephews, and Margaret Bass
and Margaret Beck, my relations.
Wit: John H. Lower, William Dedier, John Conrad.
SCHNEIDER, PETER. County of Philadelphia. Dr. of Physick.
October 30, 1817. June 16, 1823. 8.33.
Exrx. wife: Mary Ann Schneider to whom I leave all estate.
Wit: Robert Whitehead, Charles Rubicom.
HARTMAN, ADAM. Germantown, Phila. Co. Starch maker.
August 24, 1775. October 2, 1775.
Wife: Mary Margaret.
Children: John, Barbara, Margaret and Gertrude. Grandson: John Keen.
Execs.: Mary Margaret Hartman and Jno. Hook.
Wit: Jacob Schneider, Daniel Luken and John Lehman. Q.203.
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