Immigrated from the Palatine region of Germany with his family and relatives named Huffman (Hoffman). His parents and two younger siblings, one of whom had been born in Holland, were victims of an outbreak of disease aboard the ship and died on the journey. The brothers Peter and Jacob Walter landed in Philadelphia as orphans. The two older brothers were put out for apprenticeship while the youngest, Johan Jacob was taken in by the Huffman family. Peter and Jacob eventually rejoined the Huffmans after escaping their master who had treated them cruelly and together the families moved westward, settling in Venango County, Pennsylvania.
Johan Jacob eventually married one of the Huffman girls, Elizabeth Huffman. They were the parents of several children, among whom are Jacob Jr., Philip (who settled in Ohio), Peter, who married Anna Marie Huffman, Christina Elizabeth, who married Daniel John Huffman and John Jacob Walter Sr., who married Maria Magdelena Crispen. Two other daughters married and remained in Westmoreland County. One of the daughters, Sarah, married Andrew Crissinger.
Note: Grave is marked with ordinary fieldstone and badly sunken. There is a Revolutionary War marker showing that he was a Private in Captain Porter's Company in the Calvert Riddle Cemetery.
Burial: Walter Cemetery Nectarine, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Possible confusion here, but is represented to show (Peter) Jacob Walter(s) Revolutionary War marker.... http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=95966105
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