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Melchior Baer (1689 - 1771)

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Melchior Baer
Born in Knonau, Zurich, Switzerlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Rieschweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Aug 2014
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Biography

Information from 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.[1]

Sources

  1. 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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