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Johann Jacob Walter II (1729 - 1803)

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Johann Jacob (Jacob) Walter II
Born in Gommersheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germanymap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 24 Jul 1757 in PAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Beaver, Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 9 Jun 2019 | Created 12 Apr 2013
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Born 15 JAN 1729. Germany[1] ABT 1732. Union Co, PA. [2] Found multiple copies of birth date. Using 15 JAN 1729

"'Christening"' 16 JAN 1729 EVANGELISCH, GOMMERSHEIM, PFALZ, BAVARIA (Germany) [3] He was born in either 1728 or 1729.

His name occasionally appears as "J. Jacob Walter". His "Taufname" was "Johann", only used in a religious context. The 2nd name in such circumstances became the name by which a German person of that era would have been called in daily life.

Died 23 JAN 1803. Snyder Co, PA. [4][5]

Note: Possible fathers are Jacob Walter Sr. & Jr.(2 men to be sworn)(6 in family) who arrived in Philadelphia aboard the ship, James Goodwill on 9271727, per Strassburger & Hinke. One Jacob Walter came from Europe about the middle of the last century and settled in Snyder County. From him descended hundreds most of whom are now living near the spot where Jacob originally settled about two miles from Middleburg, Pa. The 1790 census shows a Jacob Walter in Northumberland Co, with 5 males over 16, 5 males under, and 1 female.

Buried 1803 Hassinger's White Cemetery. [6]


  1. Source: #S1690
  2. Source: #S1613
  3. "Deutschland Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018), Johann Jacob Walther, 16 Jan 1729; citing ; FHL microfilm 488,531.
  4. Find A Grave
  5. Source: #S1690
  6. Source: #S14896
  • Source: S14896 .........Wagenseller's Snyder County Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Source: S1613 IGI Ancestral File
  • Source: S1690 Snyder County Pioneers, Charles A. Fisher


  • Walter, Gina. "Jacob Walter," Walter Family Tree - available online through

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On 24 Nov 2016 at 04:15 GMT Bruce Fosnocht wrote:

Walter-1178 and Walter-2742 appear to represent the same person because: Same person except for a year difference in birth date.

Jacob is 26 degrees from Michael Cayley, 30 degrees from Rick Rescorla and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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