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Hans Abraham Kessler (abt. 1720 - bef. 1768)

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Hans Abraham (Abraham) Kessler
Born about in Germanymap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvaniamap [uncertain]
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Categories: Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania | Lydia, Arrived 29 Sep 1741 | Palatine Migrants.

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Abraham was born in Germany in about 1720. His birthdate is estimated from ship's passenger records. Abraham was listed as 21 years old when he arrived in Philadelphia in 1741.[1]


Abraham died in 1768 in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. His probate documents that begin in July 1768 state that he resided in Heidelberg Township.[2]


  1. Page 302, Ralph Strassburger, Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808, Vol. I,
  2. Abraham Kessler Estate File, Berks County, 1768
  • Berks County Deeds, Book B3, Page 521
  • Giuseppi, M.S., ed.. Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American and West Indian Colonies. London, England: Huguenot Society Publishing, 1921.
  • Kessler Research
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Persons Naturalized in the Province of Pennsylvania [1740-1773]. Harrisburg, PA, USA: 1876.

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