17 Feb 1689
Knonau, Zurich, Switzerland
2 Oct 1771
Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
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. Palatine Migrants
Irwins of PA and IA, citing Jane Evans Best, "Bär Families of Ottenbach, Switzerland, and Lehigh County, Pennsylvania," in Mennonite Family History, vol. 9 (Apr. 1990), pp. 48-57:
Age at death 82/4/4/
1708 lived at "Bären-Hütte" in Rieschweiler, near Zweibrücken, Germany, with his widowed mother.
1711 m. Elizabeth GNESER, Ottenbach, Switzerland
1716 wife E. GNESER d., Ottenbach
1716 m. K WIDMER, Ottenbach
1717 Shoemaker at nearby Nünschweiler (near Zweibrücken), Germany
1725-31 schoolmaster at Nünschweiler "
1725 wife K. WIDMER d., Rieschweiler, Germany
1726 m. Anna Elisabetha ABEGGLEN, Rieschweiler
1732-1738 "Hofmann" (farmer) in Offweiler Thal (also); schoolmaster at Rieschweiler
1743 immigrated (established homestead-"Bruin's Rest" 1 mi. SE of Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Penn.?) Res. with son Melchio r, Jr. until 1769.
[1761 A Melchior BARR of Northampton applied for naturalization in Philadelphia. Could be ID-678 or ID-683.]
1762 bought homestead fm. Melchior, Jr.
[1766 - A Melcher BARE was one of the "12 men" appointed to assess the estate of Peter WALBERT in Northampton Co., Pa . Could be ID-678, ID-683 or ID-2708.]
[1767 - A Melchier BARE was one of the "12 men" appointed to evaluate the estate of Jacob KOON of Macungie Twp., Northampton Co., Penn. Could be ID-678, ID-683 or ID-2708.]
[1768 - A Melchior BARE gave security and was one of the "12 men" appointed to evaluate the estate of Jacob STEPHEN o f Macungie Twp., Northampton Co., Penn. Could be ID-678, ID-683 or ID-2708.]
1769 deeded homestead to son John Peter
1773 res. Macungie Twp. Northampton [Lehigh] Co.
↑ Irwins of PA and IA cites Jane Evans Best, "Bär Families of Ottenbach, Switzerland, and Lehigh County, Pennsylvania," in Mennonite Family History, vol. 9 (Apr. 1990), pp. 48-57.
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