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Bernard Walter (1721 - 1781)

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Bernard Walter aka Walters Walther
Born in Nordheim, Brackenheim, Württemberg, Germanymap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Forks Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 24 Apr 2019 | Created 24 Jul 2015
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Bernard was born on 17 Feb 1721 in Nordheim. He is the son of Bernhard Walter and Anna Maria.[1] He passed away in 1781.

Notes Hans Bernard and his wife had eight children, five died in infancy (1), (4). At 58 years of age with at least two sons, he probably traveled down the Rhine River by boat with other Palatines to reach Rotterdam, Netherlands. Father with two sons — one listed — Hans Conrad Walther (Walter) b. 9 Mar 1714 (1) age not given on manifest, were listed on the following ship's manifest. Conrad's place of origin Nordheim, Württemberg, Germany, and would have been 18 years old. The following boarding took place: Ship (Pink) Loyal Judith. Rotterdam, Netherlands via Cowes, England to Philadelphia 25 September 1732 (2); 1732 Loyal Judith [List 24 A, B, C] Loyal Judith Captain: Robert Turpin From: Rotterdam By Way of: Cowes Arrival: Philadelphia, 25 Sep 1732 (3).

Bernard, at 11 years of age, would also have been on the above voyage. Ships manifests at the time often did not list names of young children or females. Barnet received in 1740 a land warrant (7)/bought (5) from John and Richard Penn (6), a farm of 300 acres in Forks Township, Northampton Co., PA. {near Easton}. He earned 9 shillings for three days work in May 1752 clearing the forest to form Center Square, in Easton (5). The German Bernard becomes Barnet in English (7). Faced with an eviction order by another generation of Penns claiming the quit-rent was not fully paid, Barnet's heirs had to pay up in 1810 (23). Sons Michael and Johan George Walter had first claim to the property in his will.


  1. Church book Nordheim, Württemberg: Landeskirchliches Archiv Stuttgart > Dekanat Brackenheim > Nordheim > Mischbuch 1711-1778 Band 3 [1]
  • (2) Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild, Ship (Pink) Loyal Judith
  • (3) The Palatine Project
  • (4) Frankenfield-Beam Genealogy
  • (5) The Michael Shoemaker Book 1924 p. 256 & 7, Easton PA, Public Library
  • (6) John and Richard Penn appear to be grandsons of William Penn
  • (7) Horatio Gates Shull Genealogies 1930, Easton PA, Public Library
  • (8) DAR Patriot Index 1967 page 714, Arlington Co. Public Library
  • (9) Ancestor Chart 1939 w/text by Fredrick R. Walter b. 2 March 1920
  • (10) Letter July 1979 from Fredrick R. Walter b. 2 March 1920
  • (11) The Daily Free Press, Easton, PA news clipping obituary on Jacob
  • (12) History of Northampton Co., PA c.1877, page 248, Easton Public Library
  • (13) The American Miller Vol. XII, No. 6, 1 Jun 1884 Colvin Run Mill, Fairfax Co. Park Authority, Virginia
  • (14) Letter 6 Dec 1995 w/copy of news story/photos from Fredrick R. Walter b. 2 March 1920.
  • (15) Certificate signed by John Wanamaker
  • (16) Teacher's Certificate from Warren Co., NJ for the third grade
  • (17) Various newspaper obituaries and clippings from Easton, PA; East Orange, NJ area; the Newark (NJ) Evening News and NY Herald Tribune.
  • (18) In the U.S. Regular Army Artillery 2nd Regiment Battery “B ”. U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914. Military and Pension files, National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • (19) Teacher's Certificate from State Normal School, Shippensburg, PA
  • (20) The Daily Advance, Elizabeth City, NC; Norfolk VA Pilot 28 Aug 1955 news clippings
  • (21) Letters in the effects of Emaline Warford Dillon b. 20 Oct 1855 held by Richard J. Walter
  • (22) Letter March 18, 1979 from Fredrick R. Walter b. 2 March 1920 Easton, PA
  • (23) Letter 9/1/1982 from Fredrick R. Walter and 3/28/1980 which also mentions it is in Historic Easton from the Window of a Trolley-Car by William Heller 1911.
  • (24) Letter circa 1981 by Fredrick R. Walter b. 2 March 1920.
  • (25) Easton, PA newsclipping of accident in collection of R.J. Walter.
  • (26) Elizabeth City, NC news clippings collection of R.J. Walter.

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On 31 Mar 2019 at 20:24 GMT Manuela Thiele wrote:

Walters-5642 and Walter-2321 appear to represent the same person because: same birth date. Death date should be verified

Bernard is 23 degrees from Michael Cayley, 26 degrees from Rick Rescorla and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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