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c 1695 John Meyer, perhaps the John Moyer who later married Mary Lenhardy, was born to parents Hans Meyer and Anna Brubaker. [1][2]

1718 Jacob and Rudy Meyer [Moyer] were taxed in Lancaster County. [3]

1719 Hans and Rudil Meyer [Moyer] were taxed in Lancaster County. [4]

1720-21 Jacob, Rudith, Hans Curick, and Hans Senior Meyer [Mayer] were taxed in Lancaster County. [5]

1721 John Meyer's brother Hans Conrad Miers, died. Jacob Myer was a witness, but John Meyer was not a witness for Conrad's will. [6][7]

1721 [Hans] John Meyer [Myer] witnessed the will of his father, Hans Miers, suggesting he may have been 21 by this time. [8][9]

1721 John, Jacob, Anna, Rudolph, John (a second listing), and Michael Meyer [Mier Mire] were taxed in Lancaster County. [10]

1722 John Meyer [Moyer] was taxed in Lancaster County. [11]

1724 John, Rudy, Michael, Jacob (twice), Abraham, and Hans Meyer [Myer Moyer] were taxed in Lancaster County. [12]

1725 John (twice), Michael, and Jacob (twice) Meyer [Mire Moyer] were taxed in Lancaster County. [13]

1726 John, Abraham, Rudy, Mike, and Jacob Meyer were taxed in Lancaster County. [14]

1729 John, Jacob, Hans, Abraham, and Rudy Meyer [Mire] were named on a list of persons who immigrated from Germany between 1700-1718 [15][16][17].

c 1729 John Meyer [Moyer] acquired 19.5 acres from Hans Brubaker. Although the deed has not been found, the date of 1729 has been surmised based on dates of other deeds (see 1734 entry). The land was situated just west of the town of Lancaster.

1730 The first Mennonite meetinghouse was built on Christian Stoneman's land, which was just to the west of the Moyer property. It is not known if John Moyer was a Mennonite. [18]

1733 On 24 January, John Meyer [Moyer] warranted 100 acres on a branch of Conestoga Creek. No survey or patent were recorded. [19]

1733 On 23 October, John and Michael Meyer [Meir/Moyer] warranted 550 acres near Lancaster Town in Manheim Twp. [20] The patent for 556 acres was issued 7 or 24 March 1738 to John Moyer [21]. The land was next to land of George Aston, Jacob Gritor, and Andrew Hamilton [22]. In 1759, John Moyer deeded this tract of land to his son Jacob. [23]Photocopy, Patent survey to John Meyer.

1734 On 8 April, John Meyer [Moyer] surveyed and patented 250 acres on a branch of Conestoga Creek. [24]

1734 On 10 June, John Meyer [Moyer] patented 262 acres of land [25] previously warranted by Michael Baughman (warranted 8 June 1734), adjacent to the 18.5 acres previously acquired in 1729.

1735 On 2 May, John Meyer [Moyer] patented 500 acres in West Earl Twp, Lancaster County previously warranted by Hans Graff on 4 October 1718 and John Blake on 25 July 1718. [26][27]

1735 On May 28, John Meyer (known as John, the Elder) purchased the rights to the 400 acres in Earl Township on which his father had made a 50 percent payment (of 20 pounds) in 1719. John paid the 20 pound note, interest for 16 years, and quit-rent. He also purchased rights to an adjacent 100 acre tract. The entire 500 acre patent included a 6 percent allowance for roads. [28]

1738 On 24 March, John Meyer [Moyer] patented the 556 acres that he warranted with Michael Moyer in 1733. [29][30]

1747 On 19 May, John Meyer [Moyer] purchased, by indenture from Roger Hunt, a tract of 146 acres on a branch of Conestoga Creek in Manheim Twp, Lancaster County. The land was next to land of said John Moyer, John Brubaker, and Peter Sware. [31][32][33][34][35]

1748, On 22 Nov, John Meyer of Lancaster Twp and his wife Maria Lenhardy sold 140 acres (warranted 15 Feb 1735) to John Brubaker of Lancaster Twp, Lancaster County. [36]

1748 On 22 Nov, John Meyer, the Elder, and his wife Mary Lenhardy of Lancaster Township sold to their son Christian Meyer of Lancaster County 250 acres in Earl Township next to John Meyer Jr. The 250 acres was part of the land that was patented 2 May 1735 to John Meyers. [37][38][39]

1748 On 22 Nov, John Meyer, the Elder, and his wife Mary Lenhardy of Lancaster Township sold to their son, John Meyer Junior, 150 acres in Earl Township. The 150 acres was part of the land that was patented 2 May 1735 to John Meyers. [40]

1748 On 22 November, John Meyer, the Elder, and his wife Mary Lenhardy of Lancaster Township sold to John Meyer, the nephew of John Meyer the Elder, 100 acres on a branch of Conestoga creek in Earl Twp, which was part of the 500 acre patent of 2 May 1735 to John Meyer the Elder. [41]

1754 On 30 January, Hannes and Mary Meyer, perhaps this couple, sold land on Mulberry Street to John George Lutz. The deed was witnessed by Abraham Meyer and was affirmed by him in 1874. [42]

1756 John Meyer [Myer] was taxed in Earl Twp, Lancaster County. There were two listings, one for 100 acres and the other for 150 acres. [43]

1759 On 29 September, John Meyer [Moyer] and wife Mary of Lancaster Twp, Lancaster County, sold to son John Moyer, 556 acres of land that John Meyer had warranted in 1733. [44][45]

1759 On 29 September, John Meyer, yeoman, signed his will in Lancaster Twp, Lancaster County. The will was probated on 27 December 1760. The will named wife Mary, who was to live in the newer apartment adjoining the old frame house where son Abraham lived, as well as the orchard and part of the garden. Abraham was to provide Mary with specified amounts of wheat, cider, apple liquor, beef, pork, and firewood. Abraham received including land from the 1734 patent and land purchased from John Brubaker in 1732. Son Jacob Moyer was to receive 50 acres adkoining the tract he had already received, and part of a tract purchased from Moses Musgrove. Son Christian Moyer received 50 acres, pert of the 100 acres adjoining land of John Brubaker. Barbara Bare, daughter of Henry Bare by deceased daughter Mary was to receive 150 pounds when she received age 18. The residue to be divided among the children: John Moyer, Jacob Moyer, Christian Moyer, Abraham Moyer, and Barbara wife of Henry Smith. Sons Jacob and Abraham Moyer were named executors. [46]. The will was prepared by William Atlee, a well-known attorney who was a burgess of Lancaster from 1770-75 and who was appointed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1777 [47]. An inventory of the estate was signed by Jacob Brubaker and John's son-in-law, Henry Smith. The inventory was valued at 773.17 pounds, most of which was outstanding debt. The inventory included one cow, a copper still, copper kettle, iron kettle, casks and tubs, and 60 gallons of "appel and Bitch (peach) licquor". (In this era, grain was often converted to whiskey prior to transport to market and whiskey was regarded as a product with a standard value, in place of money). John's Holy books were willed to his children. Other household items were listed in the inventory. [48][49]

John Meyer had built a small apartment for himself and Mary near the main house, and had turned the farm, patented in 1734, over to Abraham, the youngest son, to care for them in their old age. The will named John's wife Mary and left the farm of about 280 acres he patented in 1734 in Lancaster Twp, to his youngest son Abraham.

John Meyer also left the land he bought on 7 Dec 1732 from John Brubaker to his son Abraham. He also left 50 acres next to his Brubaker land to his son Jacob. Jacob also got 100 acres which his father bought from Moses Musgroves. By will he left 52 acres next to his Brubaker land to his son Christian. He left 150 pounds to his granddaughter Barbara Bear, daughter of "my daughter" Mary, who was deceased and was married to Henry Bare. He named all his children in his will as; John Meyer, Jacob Meyer, Christian Meyer, Abraham Meyer and Barbara the wife of Henry Smith. He named as his executors his sons Jacob and Abraham. [50]

John Meyer, the Elder gave a total of 606 acres in Manheim to his oldest son Jacob, 250 acres in Earl and 50 acres in Manheim to Christian, and 150 acres in Earl to John.

1761 On 11 April, son Christian and Mary Moyer of Earl Twp, Lancaster County, sold their 50 acre share of John Moyer's estate to son Jacob. [51]

1793 On 15 April, Jacob Meyer and his wife Anna, of Manheim Twp, gave water rights to their son, Christian. The rights were on 100 acres of land in Manheim Twp, Lancaster County, which was purchased by John Meyer, father of Jacob and Christian Meyer, from Roger Hunt who had patented the land on 15 February, 1738. John Meyer had bequeathed the land to sons Christian and John in his will dated 29 September, 1754, and Christian Meyer had sold his 50 acre share to Jacob Meyer. Adjacent lands of Christian Brubaker, Christian Bomberger, John Meyer, Jacob Meyer Jr, David Meyer, and William Hamilton. Another tract, originally patented by John Meyer on 24 March, 1738, had been sold by John and Mary Meyer to their son Jacob on 29 September, 1759. [52]

Research Notes:

"John Meyer, also known as Hans, Jr. and John, Jr., was a brother of Hans Conrad. He married Mary Lenhardy. In 1738 he received a patent [53][54] for 556 acres in Manheim Township not far from the lands of Martin/Michael and of Rudolph Meyer unknown relationship. A deed [55] of April 1, 1825, traces this land from John and Mary Meyer to his son Jacob (122) and wife Anna and then to Jacob Myers (1227) and wife, Maria Bruchaker. His will [56] is dated September 29, 1759. Land amounting to 280½ acres went to Jacob and Anna Myers [57]". [58]

An extensive biosketch has been published. [59]

The ancestry of John Meyer and of wife Mary is uncertain to us. Some researchers have suggested that Maria Lenhardy was a daughter of Sigmund Landart [60], a member of Ephrata Cloister.

c 1717? John Meyer married Mary Lenhardy or Landert, possibly the daughter of Sigmund Landert. [61][62][63]

1724 On Nov 13, an evangelistic meeting for the German Baptist Brethren sect called the German Seventh Day Baptists was held at Isaac Friedrich's house in Lancaster County. John Mayer and his housemate were baptized. A meeting was held the following Sunday at Sigmund Landert's house. Sigmund Landert and his wife asked to be baptized and received into communion. They formed the Conestoga Church, or "Gemeinde", with a congregation of 12, including Sigmund Landert and Johannes Meyer. Meetings were held at the home of Simon (Sigmund?) Landert. At one of the meetings at Sigmund Landert's during December, the question was raised about identifying a spiritual leader. Hans Mayer, perhaps this one, a neighbor of Landert's, rose and pointed to Conrad Beissel as the man-elect chosen by God. Beissel was confirmed as the spiritual leader of the Conestoga Dunkers. [64]

c 1724 John Meyer [Moyer] and his wife, perhaps this couple, were members of the Conestoga congregation of the German baptists. [65]


Footnotes:

[1] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Meyer D133.

[2] Jane Evans Best, "Meyer Families Update," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 21 (April, 1998), 31-26, at 33, family MC133.

[3] H. Frank Eshleman, "Assessment Lists and Other Documents of Lancaster County Prior to the year 1729," Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 21, No.7 (1916), 155-194, at 163, [HathiTrust].

[4] H. Frank Eshleman, "Assessment Lists and Other Documents of Lancaster County Prior to the year 1729," Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 21, No.7 (1916), 155-194, at 165, [HathiTrust].

[5] H. Frank Eshleman, "Assessment Lists and Other Documents of Lancaster County Prior to the year 1729," Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 21, No.7 (1916), 155-194, at 167, [HathiTrust].

[6] Lancaster County Pennsylvania Will I-K-324, [FamilySearch_Image].

[7] USGenWeb, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Will Abstracts (Gateway website), [USGenWeb].

[8] Lancaster County Pennsylvania Will I-K-324, [FamilySearch_Image].

[9] USGenWeb, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Will Abstracts (Gateway website), [USGenWeb].

[10] H. Frank Eshleman, "Assessment Lists and Other Documents of Lancaster County Prior to the year 1729," Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 21, No.7 (1916), 155-194, at 174, of 174-75, [HathiTrust].

[11] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Meyer D133.

[12] H. Frank Eshleman, "Assessment Lists and Other Documents of Lancaster County Prior to the year 1729," Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 21, No.7 (1916), 155-194, at 180, [HathiTrust].

[13] H. Frank Eshleman, "Assessment Lists and Other Documents of Lancaster County Prior to the year 1729," Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 21, No.7 (1916), 155-194, at 184, of 184-85, [HathiTrust].

[14] H. Frank Eshleman, "Assessment Lists and Other Documents of Lancaster County Prior to the year 1729," Historical Papers and Addresses of the Lancaster County Historical Society 21, No.7 (1916), 155-194, at 188, of 188-91, [HathiTrust].

[15] Henry Frank Eshleman, Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Lancaster, PA: 1917), 233, left column, [Google_Book].

[16] Barbara L. Weir and Laurie A. Roffini, "German Qualification for Naturalization in Pennsylvania, 1728," Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 37 (1991), 367-373, at 369, [American_Ancestors].

[17] Marion F. Egge, Pennsylvania German Roots Across the Ocean (2000), 35, left column, [Google_Book].

[18] Franklin Ellis and Samuel Evans, History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches (1883), 868, right column, [Google_Book], [HathiTrust].

[19] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, M799, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[20] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, M824, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[21] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A10-194, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[22] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C121-112, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[23] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed N-341. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[24] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, M801, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[25] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A6-345, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[26] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, D78-299, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[27] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A7-160, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[28] Jane Evans Best, "Meyer Families Update," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 21 (April, 1998), 31-26, at 33, family MC133.

[29] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A10-194, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[30] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed E5-88. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), cites patent and 1759 sale by John and Mary to son Jacob, [Online_Images].

[31] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed N-348. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[32] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed RR-555. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[33] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, Lancaster County, A4, [PA_Land_Warrant_Links].

[34] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, A62-126, [PA_Survey_Book_Links].

[35] Pennsylvania Land Patent Index, Commission Book, A1, [Pennsylvania_Archives_Patent_Index].

[36] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed EE-99. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[37] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed G-273. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[38] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed RR-191. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[39] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed WW-29. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[40] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed MM-342. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[41] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed II-646. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[42] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed AA-411. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[43] Albert H. Gerberich, "Lancaster County, Pa. Tax Lists," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 21 (1933), 1-13, at 7.

[44] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed N-341. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[45] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed E5-88. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), cites 1738 patent and this 1759 sale by John and Mary to son Jacob Moyer in deed N-341, and subsequent sale in 1793 by Jacob and Ann to son Jacob, [Online_Images].

[46] Lancaster County Pennsylvania Will B-340, [FamilySearch_Image].

[47] Jane Evans Best, "Meyer Families Update," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 21 (April, 1998), 31-26, at 33, family MC133.

[48] Dorothy Adams, Myers History: some descendants of Hans Meier of Pequea, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (1987), 51, [Google_Book].

[49] F. Edward Wright, Abstracts of Lancaster County Pennsylvania Wills 1732-1785 (2008), 152.

[50] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Meyer D133.

[51] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed N-348. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[52] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed RR-554. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[53] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A10-194, [PA_Patent_Book_Links].

[54] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed N-348. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[55] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed E5-88. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[56] Lancaster County Pennsylvania Will B-340, [FamilySearch_Image].

[57] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed E5-88. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[58] M. Robert B. Klinger and Jacqueline O. Klinger, "The Ancestry and Some Descendants of Henry E Meyers (1813-1901)," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 10 (October 1987), 12-16, at 13, person 12.

[59] Dorothy Adams, Myers History: some descendants of Hans Meier of Pequea, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (1987), 43-57, [Google_Book].

[60] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for Sigmund Landart, [JR_Wolfe_Genealogy].

[61] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Meyer D133.

[62] Jane Evans Best, "Meyer Families Update," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 21 (April, 1998), 31-26, at 33, family MC133.

[63] Jane Evans Best, "A Bear Saga: The Birmensdordf Connection," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 11 (April, 1988), 31-45, at 41, family MA413, Mary Lenhardy was reported as a daughter of Sigmund Landart. Subsequent research has attributed this John Meyer family to different Meyer parents.

[64] Brothers Lamech and Agrippa, Chronicon Ephratense, a history of the community of Seventh Day Baptists at Ephrata (1899), 25-26, [Google_Book].

[65] Martin Grove Brumbaugh, A history of the German Baptist brethren in Europe and America (1899). 298, [Internet_Archive].


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