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Jacob Reis (1718 - 1795)

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Jacob Reis aka Reiss, Rice
Born in Pfaffenhoffen, Alsace, Francemap
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Husband of — married about (to ) in Francemap
Husband of — married after in Sussex County, New Jerseymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sussex, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 May 2013
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Biography

Jacob was an executor of Conradt Teeter's estate before marrying his widow.[1]

Many variations of this surname are found but the spelling REISS was common in German Church records, becoming RICE which is how it was pronounced. This REISS/RICE family was from Pfaffenhoffen in Alsace, France. [2] Alsace is a region on the eastern border of France, adjacent to Germany and Switzerland. Researchers have shared many facts about this family, but the European sources were not given. Can anyone help with original sources?

Jacob Reiss was born in December 1718. One source says it was on December 16, 1718. [3] He was the son of Friederick Reiss and Catharina Burweiler Reiss of Pfaffenhoffen, Alsace, France. [4] [5] [6]

He arrived in Philadelphia on August 13, 1750 aboard the Bennet Galley. It’s believed his father, brother-in-law and other family members were also onboard. [7] [8] [9]

Jacob married Catharina Mueller but it isn’t clear if it was in Europe or Pennsylvania. She was the mother of all of his children. [10] It’s believed they were first in Pennsylvania then later moved to New Jersey.

Researchers say the first record of Jacob Reiss was when he was an executor of the 1771 will of Coonrod Teeter of Knowlton Township, Sussex, New Jersey (now Warren County). [11] They go on to say, “Sometime between 1772 and 1774, two of Jacob's daughters had married sons of Coonrod: Catharine Reiss married Jacob Teeter and Christiana Reiss married Peter Teeter. When Christiana died, Peter Teeter married her sister Margaret Reiss.” In 1773, Jacob and Catharina were sponsors for a baptism at the Knowlton Church. [12] [13]

Jacob Rice was mentioned in the History of Sussex & Warren Counties, NJ, under Stillwater, Sussex County.

The first house of worship in Stillwater was built conjointly by members of the German Lutheran and German Calvinist denominations who worshiped alternately therein. The church was completed sometime during 1771, and stood within the graveyard near Stillwater village... It appears from certain records that on January 10, 1783, a number of persons calling themselves members of the reformed Association of Hardwick signed articles of religious faith. The signers were: [among the 36 names] Jacob Rist [Reiss] [14]

Catherina died in 1783 and Jacob married Coonrod Teeter’s widow, Maria Catharine. They married sometime before a 1784 deed to Henry Teeter, where the widow Teeter was called the current wife of Jacob Reiss. Maria Catharine was alive in 1787 and sponsored another grandchild at the Stillwater Church. She died before Jacob, who married a third time to Zevuiah, who is mentioned in his will. Some believe she is Zevuiah, the widow of Johannes Fries and had married Jacob Reiss about 1790. [15] [16]

Jacob Reiss wrote a will on February 27, 1794. [17] He died January 22, 1795 in Sussex County, New Jersey, and is buried next to his first wife Catherina in the Old Stillwater Cemetery, Stillwater, Sussex County, New Jersey. [18] [19]

An inventory of Jacob Rice “late of Hardwick” was taken on February 5, 1795.

Sundry Clothing of Everyday Ware One Feather Bed and Beding One Walnut Cubbard One Clock One Pipe Stove Chairs Table and Chest One looking glass one Chaff bed and Bedding 15 bushel of Buckwheat One Saddle and Bridle Sole Leather One Big and Little wheel Sundry Lumber and Wind Mill Kitchen furniture Barrels and Tubes One Brown cow One Red cow One black cow One Light wagon and Harness One pair iron traces and cow chain One Pleasure Sleigh One Black horse. [20]

This profile is a collaborative work-in-progress. Can anyone contribute more?

Sources

  1. My Teeter Lineage (Part 1); part of Teeter Kin (2003), genealogy by Laurie S. Dunham.
  2. Genealogy.com Forum, Hardinger; Re: Hardinger/Rice, Bedford Co., PA; December 19, 2001; http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/hardinger/34/
  3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  4. Birth based on age at death, appearing as 76 years & 1 month on his gravestone; Find-a-grave memorial, referenced below.
  5. Genealogy.com Forum, Hardinger; Re: Hardinger/Rice, Bedford Co., PA; December 19, 2001; http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/hardinger/34/
  6. "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/STBJ-KXK : accessed 8 November 2012), entry for Jacob (Reiss) /Rice/.
  7. A collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776: With a Statement of the Names of Ships, Whence They Sailed, and the Date of Their Arrival at Philadelphia, I. D. Rupp, 1875, Page 226.
  8. Pennsylvania Archives; A collection of documents …"Colonial records of Pennsylvania", J. Severns & Company 1892.
  9. Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Typed: Pg. 428 & 429; Handwritten: pg. 490 & 491, List 147C - At the Courthouse at Philadelphia, Monday, the 13th August, 1750. Present: Thomas Lawrence, Esq, Mayor. The Foreigners whose Names are underwritten, imported in the Ship Bennet Gally, John Waldham, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Portsmouth in England, did this day take and subscribe the usual Qualifications. James Shoemaker; 93 p. List, 260 Whole Freights. [Jacob (X) Vallentine, Friederich (O) Reys, Jacob Reiss].
  10. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/STBV-YP8 : accessed 2017-04-20), entry for Catharina /Mueller/.
  11. Manuscript, “Hans Jacob Weber” Linda Bloom Rossi, 1991, source: Lansing Historical Association/Town Historian, Lansing, New York, source citing: “New Jersey Archives, First Series” “Abstract of Wills 1771-1780”, Vol. 34, page 518 “Jacob Rice”.
  12. Under NOTES: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/STBJ-KXK : accessed 8 November 2012), entry for Jacob (Reiss) /Rice/.
  13. Manuscript, “Hans Jacob Weber” Linda Bloom Rossi, 1991, source: Lansing Historical Association/Town Historian, Lansing, New York, source citing: The First German & English Congregation of Knowlton, Warren Co., NJ; 1942 Survey Version: Baptism, Jacob Schmidt, son of Abraham and Elisabeth Schmidt, sponsors: Jacob and Catharina Reiss.
  14. Coonrod Teeter Manuscript, reference above; source citing: History of Sussex & warren Counties NJ, by James P. Snell, 1881, Centennial Edition 1981; Stillwater, Sussex County, page 385; Stillwater Presbyterian Church.
  15. Maria Catharine Weber & Coonrod Teeter: Manuscript, “Hans Jacob Weber” Linda Bloom Rossi, 1991, source: Lansing Historical Association/Town Historian, Lansing, New York, page viii.
  16. "Pedigree Resource File," referenced above.
  17. Manuscript, “Hans Jacob Weber” Linda Bloom Rossi, 1991, source: Lansing Historical Association/Town Historian, Lansing, New York, source citing: Probate Records: State of New Jersey, Dept. of State, New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, NJ, File 647S; Lib 36; pp. 125+.
  18. Manuscript, “Hans Jacob Weber” Linda Bloom Rossi, 1991, source: Lansing Historical Association/Town Historian, Lansing, New York, source citing: Stillwater Cemetery records; Sussex County Historical Society, Newton, NJ and “A History of the Teetor Family, 1730-1966” by Paul Teetor, 1967, DeWitt Historical Society, Ithaca, NY.
  19. Find A Grave Memorial# 13279363; https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13279363
  20. Under NOTES: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/STBJ-KXK : accessed 8 November 2012), entry for Jacob (Reiss) /Rice/.

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Acknowledgments

Thanks to Dave Rutherford for starting this profile. Click the Changes tab for the details of contributions by Dave and others.



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