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We are researching the parents of Elizabeth Herr, spouse of John Stoner. We suspect that Daughter Elizabeth Stoner, named in the 1783 will of this Abraham Herr, was the spouse of John Stoner.

1700 On 25 June, Abraham Herr was born. [1]

1737 On 2 November, Abraham Heer [Herr] warranted 424 acres in Conestoga Manor, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Abraham patented the land 22 April, 1751. [2][3][4]
Photocopy,  Survey Map of Abraham Herr tract in Conestoga Manor [5]
Photocopy,  Map of Conestoga Manor [6][7]
Photocopy,  Superposition on Google map

1754 Abram Hair [Abraham Herr] was taxed for one lot in Lancaster Borough. [8]

1756 On 30 January, Abraham Heer [Herr] Senior and wife Anna Herr of Lancaster County sold land to son Abraham Herr Junior. The 600 acre tract of land on the north west side of Conestoga Creek in Conestoga Manor had been patented on 30 Nov 1717 to Abraham Herr, deceased, father of Abraham Herr Senior. [9] When Abraham Herr died, the land descended to Abraham (senior) Hare, Rudy Hare, Christian Hare, John Hare, Barbara Hare, and Elisabeth Hare, the sons and daughters of Abraham Herr. On 18 May 1735, the other heirs: Rudy Hare, Christian Hare, John Hare, David Martin and wife Barbara, and Jacob Batzel and wife Elisabeth sold their shares for 295 acres of the tract to Abraham Senior. Abraham Senior sold 246 acres of the land to Abraham Junior for 700 pounds lawful money. [10][11]

1762 On 8 May, Abraham Steiner, blacksmith, and wife Salome of Bethlehem Twp, Northampton County, Pennsylvania sold 200 acres of land in Manor Twp, Lancaster County to Abraham Hare [Herr], perhaps this one. The land had been warranted to Michael and Catherine Baughman on 20 Feb 1738 and sold to Abraham's father, Abraham Stoner, blacksmith of Lancaster County. Abraham Senior died intestate at the time of the deed (apparently 1738) and was an alien at the time of the grant, and eldest son Abraham (of Northampton) inherited the land [12][13][14]

1771 Abraham Hear [Herr] was taxed in Manor Twp, Lancaster County for 150 acres, 4 horses and 6 cattle. Abra. Hear Ju'r, was taxed for 100 acres, 2 horses, and 3 cattle. [15]

1772 Abraham Herr taxed in Manor Twp, Lancaster County, one was for 100 acres, 2 horses and 2 cattle. [16]

1773 Abraham Herr was taxed in Manor Twp, Lancaster County for 100 acres, 2 horses and 2 cattle. [17]

1779 There were 3 listings for Abr'm Hare [Herr] on the tax list of Manor Twp, Lancaster County with 10, 25 (Sen'r), and 100 (Sen'r) acres. There was 1 listing for Abram Hare with 170 acres. [18]

1782 There were 2 listings for Abraham Hare [Herr] on the tax list of Manor Twp, Lancaster County with 25 (Sen'r, m.) and 100 acres. Christ and John Hare, sons of old Abr were also listd. [19]

1783 The will of Abraham Hare [Herr] was written 5 August 1783 and probated 15 Sept 1785 in Manor Twp, Lancaster County. The will name wife Anely; sons Abraham, John, and Christian; grand daughter Elizabeth Moyers; daughters Mary Long, Barbara Myers, Elizabeth Stoner, Magdalane Frisk, and Christiana Huffman; son-in-law Ulrich Ashleman (spouse of daughter Frena). Wife was not to be included in the division of the estate. Son Abraham and Christian Stouffer of Manor Twp were named executors. Witnessed by John Witmer, Christian Kauffman, and Caleb Johnson. [20]

1785 On 5 September, Abraham Herr died. [21]

Research Notes:

We are uncertain about the identity of the spouse of this Abraham Herr. Anna Miller has been named as the spouse of this Abraham Herr [22][23][24]. Richard Warren Davis notes two men named Abraham Stoner married to Anna. Person 211: "Abraham Herr, born 25 Jun 1700. died 5 Sep 1785, Manor Township, Lancaster County. He wrote his will 5 Aug 1783 and it was proved 15 Sep 1785. md Annaly. All of his children were named in the orphan court record of 8 Mar 1787. Christian Hoffman was also given money from the estate in 1787. He was first taxed in 1724 as Abraham Herr Jr." versus person 2315: "Abraham Herr. md Ann Miller (d. 1815)." [25]

Footnotes:

[1] Theodore Herr, Genealogical Record of Rev. Hans Herr and his direct Lineal Descendants (1980), 1.

[2] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, H8, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[3] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A15-612, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[4] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, A50-282, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[5] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, A50-282, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[6] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 4 (Draughts of the Propretary manors) (1895), 38, [Internet Archive].

[7] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 4 (Draughts of the Propretary manors) (1895), 34, [Internet Archive].

[8] H. Frank Eshleman, "Early Taxables - 1754," Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 13 (1909), 263-277, at 272, [Internet Archive].

[9] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A5-358, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[10] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed D-375. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[11] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed M3-545. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[12] Pennsylvania Land Patent, AA3-201, to Abraham Steiner, 13 April 1762, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[13] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed H-43. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[14] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed H-45. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[15] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 111, of 111-12, [Google Book], [Internet Archive].

[16] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 173, [Google Book], [Internet Archive].

[17] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 401, [Google Book], [Internet Archive].

[18] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 535, [Google Book], [Internet Archive].

[19] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 743, [Google Book], [Internet Archive].

[20] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Will E-272, [FamilySearch_Image].

[21] Theodore Herr, Genealogical Record of Rev. Hans Herr and his direct Lineal Descendants (1980), 1.

[22] Theodore Herr, Genealogical Record of Rev. Hans Herr and his direct Lineal Descendants (1980), 1, 3-4, person 9; p 788.

[23] Jane Evans Best, "Martin Kendig's Swiss Relatives," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 15 (January, 1992), 2-18, at 15, person HH111.

[24] Clyde L. Groff, Walter B. Groff, and Jane Evans Best, The Groff Book, Vol. 2 (Ronks, Pennsylvania: Groff History Associates, 1997), 35, [Google Book].

[25] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, also Herr 2315.


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