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Isaac Van Sintern Kolb (1711 - 1776)

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Bishop Isaac Van Sintern "Strong Isaac" Kolb
Born in Skippack, Montgomery, Pennsylvaniamap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Gwynedd, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Sep 2011
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ISAAC KOLB, son of Jacob Kolb, an immigrant from Europe and son-in-law of Andreas Ziegler, was a pioneer minister in the Skippack, Pa., congregation. He became the first resident minister and bishop in the Rockhill congregation, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was ordained to the ministry in 1743 and in 1761, he was ordained a bishop. It was on his farm that Rockhill Church was built. In 1773, together with Christian Funk and Andreas Ziegler, three prominent leaders in the Franconia Conference district, they wrote a detailed report of the Mennonite churches in America.

In 1744. Isaac Kolb was ordained a preacher, and Michael Derstine a deacon. thus becoming the first officials of the Rockhill congregation. They erected the first house of worship in 1744. It was a log church and stood on the boundary line of their several tracts. The brick church of today is the fourth house of worship on this tract. The log church stood until 1776 when an addition was built to it. This second building stood until 1838.

Preacher Isaac Kolb was ordained bishop to take the place of Bishop Heinrich Funk who had died. In 1776. Bishop Isaac Kolb died and in his stead was ordained preacher Christian Funk. son of Heinrich Funk of Franconia. Bishop Christian Funk in his "Mirror For All Mankind" mentions Bishop Isaac Kolb several times in an account concerning some difficulties in the Church. The Revolutionary War was coming on and what the trouble was he did not disclose. as Bishop Isaac Kolb died before the trouble of Funk ripened.

He married twice. He married GEERTRAUTA ZIEGLER 11 July 1734 in N. Wales, Montgomery Co. Pa.. she was born 1713 and was the daughter of MICHAEL ZIEGLER REV. and CATHERINE

He married MARGARET KOLB (widow CUNRAD) after 1764 in N. Wales, Montgomery Co. Pa, she was born 04 October 1723. She married CORNELIUS CUNRAD date unknown. MARGARET died 09 May 1809 in N. Wales, Montgomery Co. Pa., at age 85.


Abstract of will of ISAAC KOLB Dated 7 August 1772 Proved August 7th. 1776. Recorded in Deed Book Q.. page 325. Philadelphia.

Cassel, Daniel Kolb(, b. 1820-?) , A genealogical history of the Kolb, Kulp or Culp family: and its branches in America , 1895 Publisher: Norristown, Pa. : Morgan R. Willis , pg. 151 - 152. "A genealogical history of the Kolb, Kulp or Culp family : and its branches in America, with biographical sketches of their descendants from the earliest available records

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On 18 Jun 2018 at 21:56 GMT Christopher Roberts wrote:

Kolb-395 and Kolb-225 appear to represent the same person because: I believe these are the same people

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