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Blue Book of Schuylkill County

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Blue Book of Schuylkill County

who was who and why, in interior eastern Pennsylvania, in Colonial days, the Huguenots and Palatines, their service in Queen Anne's French and Indian, and Revolutionary Wars : History of the Zerbey, Schwalm, Miller, Merkle, Minnich, Staudt, and many other representative families

  • by Ella Zerbey Elliott
  • published by Press of Pottsville, Pa,, "Republican", Pottsville, Pennsylvania, 1916
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Table of Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS
Frontispiece — Road Petition, Year 1727
Martin Zerbe's Homestead
Pioneer Homestead Map, 1723
Early Church, built 1727
Conrad Weiser's Signature
Patent from John Penn to Seven Stars (Minnich) Property, 1750
Land of Early Settlers on Tulpehocken
Schuylkill County Erected
Site of Mill John(4) Zerbe, Tulpehocken
Mardin Zarvas Run, 1723, Wm. Penn Grant
Rear of Homestead of Martin Zerbe's Land
Map George Zerbe Land, Schuylkill Haven
George Zerbe Homestead, near Orwigsburg, Pa
Water Right Agreement Johannes Zerbe, 1747
Site of John Zerbe's Old Mill
Conrad Minnich Map, Land Deed
Stout Homestead, Settled 1736
Ancient Schwalm Castle
Andrew Schwalm Homestead, Orwigsburg, Pa

PART I.

Translation of Road Petition

Title Page
Foreword
Prologue
Huguenots and Palatines
Settlers in Interior Eastern Pennsylvania, 1750-1752
1730-1780
German Immigration
Huguenots and Palatines:
Come to London
Invitation to America
Sail for New York
Who Settlers Were
Settle in New York
Queen Anne's War
Huguenots and Palatines, Continued
Soldiers in War, 1711
Company Lists
Their Lands Resold
Pennsylvania Pioneers of 1723:
The Thirty-Three Families
Settlers Petition Governor
First Church Built, 1727
Petition for Roads, 1727
Tulpehocken Confusion
Province of Pennsylvania
Organization of Pennsylvania Counties to 1811
Petition for New County
Remonstrate Against Revising Constitution
Failed
Constitution Amended
Indian Troubles in Pennsylvania:
Indian Troubles
Policy
Forts
First Fort Dupui
Fort Augusta
Blue Mountain Forts
Forts Lebanon and Franklin
Chain of Forts
Friendly Indians
Indian Atrocities
The Finschers and Millers
John Penn Patent to Seven Stars (Minnich) Property, 1750
Neyman and Other Massacres
Indian Stories
War of the Revolution:
War of the Revolution
Oath of Allegiance
Recruits From Schuylkill (Berks) Co
Zerbes, Grubers, Rebers, Stouts, Swrartzs, Merkles, Rieths, etc., in the Early Wars
Family Traditions
War of 1812-1814:
Soldiers From Schuylkill County
Mexican War:
Schuylkill County Represented
The Early Settlers:
Early Notable Settlers
Conrad Weiser's Diary
Governor Schulze Story
Baltzar Gehr, Jacob Morgan, Douglass Family, etc
Schuylkill County Erected From Berks
Who Was Who
First Settlers of Schuylkill County
Neuferts, Whetstones, Potts
Klocks, Christs, Bresslers
Potts, Helms, Hessers
The Morris'
Boyers, Guldins, Colemans
Bocks, DeTurks, Mortimers . . . 159
John R. and Benjamin B. Bannan . . . 160
Lindemuths. Matzs, Roseberrys . . . 163-167
Braun-Brown Family . . . 168
Filberts, Weidmans, Krebs, Tysons . . . 170-171
Spohns, Bechtels, Palmers . . . 173-174
Kaerchers, Kepners, Shippens . . . 175
Hobarts, Bairds, Pattersons . . . 177-179
Zellers, Rahns, Seitzingers . . . 180-182

PART II.

Genealogical Records:
Origin of the Zerbeys . . . 187-192
Zerbeys in America . . . 192-194
First Generation . . . 194
The Manors . . . 198
Second Generation . . . 200
(MARTIN ZERBE'S LINE)
John Jacob Zerbe . . . 200
John Zerbe . . . 203
Heinrich Boyer . . . 204
Albrecht and John Philip Strauss . . . 204
George Peter Zerbe . . . 207
Third Generation . . . 211
Peter, Jr., Elizabeth, Valentine . . . 211
Michael . . . 212
John George Zerbe . . . 216
(John) George and Anna Barbara Zerbe's Children. . . . . 220
Hon. Daniel Zerbe . . . 222
Herring Family Tradition . . . 225
Daniel Zerbe, Cressona . . . 226
Henry Zerbe, Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pa . . . 227
John Adam Miller . . . 229
Fourth Generation . . . 232
George Zerbe . . . 232
Children . . . 233-239
Rev. Frank Ellsworth Graeff, D. D . . . 238
Wm. Merkle Zerbey . . . 239
John F. Zerbey Family . . . 241
Heber S. Zerbey Family . . . 241
Joseph Henry Zerbey Family . . . 242
"Pottsville Republican" . . . 242
Robert A. Zerbey Family . . . 245
Genealogical Records, Fourth Genration (sic), Continued::::Page
Frederic E. Zerbey Family . . . 245
"Schuyllcill Weekly Republican" . . . 246
Charles D. Elliott . . . 246
Ella Zerbey Elliott . . . 246
Adelia E. Zerbey Family . . . 249
Sara Frances Zerbey Family . . . 250
Rieths or Reeds . . . 250
War Records . . . 254
Ship Lists . . . 257-258
Zerfass, Serf as, Surber, Sarvar, Sevir, Sarvas . . . 258-260
Unclassified Zerbes . . . 259
British Oath of Allegiance . . . 260
Penna. Oath of Allegiance . . . 261
Taxables in Berks County, 1752 . . . 262
Early Churches in Schuylkill County . . . 262
The First Census . . . 262
Grubers Intermarried . . . 263
Sontag Family . . . 266
(LORENTZ ZERBE LINE)
First Generation . . . 266
Lorentz Zerbe Family . . . 267
Second Generation . . . 269
John Zerbe, the Miller, Family . . . 271
Blue Mountain Lands . . . 272
Tulpehocken Confusion . . . 274
Second and Third Generations . . . 276
Dr. Samuel and Maria Isles . . . 277
Leonard Zerbe . . . 279
Valentine Zerbe . . . 280
Christian Zerbe . . . 281
Benton H. Zerbe . . . 282
John Zerbe's Law Suit . . . 284
Nathan Zerbe . . . 287
John Zerbe, Cumru Township . . . 288
Third and Fourth Generations . . . 289
Jonathan and David Zerbe . . . 289-291
Rev. John W. Zerbe . . . 292
George Adam Zerbe, Land and Family . . . 294-297
George Zerbe, Tulpehocken, and Family . . . 297-298
Tyrone and Altoona Zerbes . . . 298
Reading, Pa., Zerbes . . . 299
Unclassified Zerbes . . . 301
Location of Land, Early Settlers . . . 303
Host's Church . . . 304
The Jacob Zerbes . . . 304
Joel Zerbe Children . . . 307
Philip Zerbe, of Washington Twp., Schuylkill Co . . . 309
Descendants . . . 309-323
Centre County Zerbes . . . 323-325
Northumberland County Zerbes . . . 325-332
Old Church, and Tombstone Records . . . 333-347

PART III.

Page
Allied Families . . . 351
Merkles . . . 351
Church Records . . . 351-355
Taxables . . . 355
In Wars . . . 357
Wills and Records . . . 357
Michael and Elizabeth, Children . . . 359
Daniel Bartolet's Descendants . . . 361
Isaac Strauch . . . 362
Michael Merkle Family . . . 363
Minnich, Muench History . . . 364
Capt. Conrad Minnich . . . 367
Hotel . . . 371
Conrad Minnich, Second . . . 373
Graves of 1776 Men Marked . . . 376
Minnich, Minnig Genealogy . . . 378-387
Phila. Branch Muenchs . . . 387-393
Staudts. Stoudts, Stouts . . . 393
Miller, Filbert, Kershner, Lerch, Ebling, Snyder, Maurer, Wagner and other Families . . . 393-397
Marriages, Land Warrants . . . 397
Muellers (Millers) . . . 398
Henry Miller . . . 399
Family History . . . 399-402
Andrew and Elizabeth Miller, Descendants . . . 403-409
History of the Reber Family . . . 409
Conrad Reber Descendants . . . 409
The Wildermuth Family . . . 411
Origin of the Schwalms . . . 413
First Schwalms in America . . . 413
Caspar Phillips' Children . . . 416
Baptismal Records . . . 417
Andrew Schwalm, Sr., Family . . . 418
Andrew and Hannah Schwalm Family . . . 420
Frederic and Catharine Haeseler Family . . . 421
Haeseler's Ancestry . . . 423
William E. Boyer Family . . . 427
Dr. Francis W. Boyer Family . . . 427
James A. Medlar Family . . . 428
Edmund S. Boyer . . . 428
Boyer Ancestry . . . 429
John Andrew Schwalm Family . . . 430
Dr. Thomas W. Swalm . . . 430
Allen H. Swalm . . . 430
Henry A. Swalm . . . 430
Joseph M. Schwalm Family . . . 431
Sarah L. Schwalm . . . 432
Thomas Clouse and Amanda Schwalm Family . . . 432
Thomas K. Wagner and Susan J. Schwalm Family . . . 432
Hegins Valley Schwalms . . . 433
Hubley Township Schwalms . . . 435
Pottsville Erected . . . 437
Great Road or King's Highway . . . 437
Turnpike Roads, Canal, Railways, Stages, etc . . . 438-440
Discovery of Coal . . . 440
Settlers of Norwegian Township . . . 441
Pottsville Erected . . . 443
Pottsville's First Houses and First Settlers . . . 443-445
Old Time Stories . . . 447-455
Hessian Ancestors . . . 455
Wills Probated Before 1800 . . . 455-456




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