Frederick Shimer Sr. was born about1730 in Gersheim, Germany to parents Friedrich Scheimer and Ruth K Zimmer. He immigrated to America with his brothers Daniel and Michael on the ship "Edenburg" starting from Rotterdam on 15 Sep 1749. They settled in Northern Maryland and then Chester and Bedfor Counties, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Magdalene Bach on 7 Feb 1752 at Old Trappe Lutheran Church in Trappe, Chester, Pennsylvania. Children: Conrad 1753, Daniel 1754, Michael 1757, Elizabeth 1759, Frederick 1760, Bartholomew 1761, Peter B 1764, Catherine 1766, Mary Magdalena 1768, John B 1771, Barbara 1772. He died on 19 Jul 1807 in Pikeland, Pennsylvania. His will was probated on 10 Feb 1807 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
"Pursuant to the last will of Frederick Shimer, late of the township of Pikeland, deceased - will be exposed to public sale, on Saturday the 7th of December next, at one o'clock, on the premises, a certain Plantation, situate in the township aforesaid, bounded by lands of James Roberts, Deceased, Samuel Rease, John Yeager and others, containing 156 acres. The improvements are, a Stone dwelling house, Stone barn and Springhouse, a large Apple orchard - an excellent meadow, and a good proportion of WOODLAND - This property is convenient to Mills - houses of Worship of different denominations, etc. Also a lot of WOODLAND." -Pikeland newspaper 1807
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