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Hans Johannes Bishop (1731 - aft. 1810)

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Hans Johannes (John) Bishop
Born in Oberhausen, Rhine, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germanymap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married about in Montgomery County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Montgomery County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Aug 2010
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Categories: German Immigrants to Virginia | French and Indian War | Palatine Migrants | US Southern Colonist | Patriotic Service, Virginia, American Revolution.

John Bishop was a Palatine Migrant.
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John Bishop settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.
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John Bishop performed Patriotic Service in Virginia in the American Revolution


John Bishop, was born April 1, 1731 in Oberhausen, Germany, the son of Hans Jakob Bischoff and Anna Catharina Rauch/Rouch.  After the death of Hans Jakob Bischoff in 1739, Anna Catharina Rauch/Rouch Bischoff and sons immigrated to America arriving in Philidelphia October 13, 1747 on the "Two Brothers".[1]

John first married Margaretha Obermeyer and married secondly Ruth Scaggs widow of John Scaggs after 1780.

John is listed in Captain George Mercer's Company, as being in  'The Party of Recruits Which Joined at Will's Creek after the Battle of the Meadows (3rd Day of July, 1754).' In returns made by the same Company on July 9th, 1754, John is listed as "missing." It was later recorded that he was among those paid 1 pound, 15 shillings, 10 pence for "sundrys due on account of claims to land." Wills Creek is a tributary of the North Branch Potomac River in Pennsylvania and Maryland. It drops off the Allegheny Plateau of southeastern Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and enters the North Branch Potomac River at Cumberland, Maryland. Somerset was created in 1795 from a part of Bedford County. Bedford was created in 1771 from Cumberland County.

Due to his military service, John acquired land in what later became Floyd County, Virginia. On January 1st, 1767, there was a transaction between Samuel Canterbury and John Bishop, involving land on Mill Creek on the Little River, a branch of the New River.

John is listed on Virginia Muster Rolls of November 6th, 1771 and 1772. John & son Henry Bishop both enlisted for service in the Revolutionary War on September 13th, 1777. Henry stated in his 1832 Floyd County, Virginia Revolutionary War Pension application that he had volunteered in Botetourt County.


  1. A collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727-1776 Author: Israel Daniel Rupp. Publisher: Philadelphia IG. Kohler 1880. Page: 179 & 180.

Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 13 Feb 2018), "Record of BISHOP, JOHN", Ancestor # A131373.

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On 10 Jan 2017 at 13:16 GMT Eric Daly wrote:

Bishop-2975 and Bishop-139 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate

John is 16 degrees from Elizabeth Winter, 18 degrees from Antoine de La Mothe Cadillac and 12 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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