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Jacob Hoover

John Stair. . . *.

Benjamin Moore

Anthony Kelker

John McConnell

Casper Tonngblnd

Peter Weirich

Mary Dishon

Godfrey Eichelbergar

Henry Moyer

John Moyer

George Hese

Christian Gasserd

John Zimmerman

Abraham Bliestone ,

Jacob Weiss

Samuel Moore

John Keller

William Paine

Mathias Melch ,

Henry Shaffner

John Thome, Esq

Jacob Grove

Christopher Uhler

George Reinohl 2

Widow Bibb

John Snow [Schnee] 3

John Stone 2

Michael Crnbler 3

Philip Greenawalt 3

Jacob Empty 2

James Reed 3

John Beard 1

Conrad Mast 2

John Steer

Frederick Noglin

John Slatterbangh

Peter Thirst

Christian Walter

Joseph Shania.

Peter Kinter

Adam Stear ,

Peter Baly

George Crieveser

John Hoover

Charles King

Benjamin Spikart

Jacob Carneothest

Frederick Nagle

Peier Spnchman

George Kirl

Abraham Bear

Cbristiau Deal 2

Christopher Leab

Peter Fisher

Martin TensU 2



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Casper Lesb 2

William Kurt* 1

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Christopher Empty 1

Henry Tenet 1

Jacob Sawder 1

Conrad Lye 1

Jacob Steab 1

Jacob Folmore 1

Michael Neader 1

Widow Capp

Frederick Empty 1

Peter Richard 4

Jacob Shaffner 1

Peter Wents 1

Jacob Millinger, Eeq 1

Jacob 8mith 1

Christian Bajler 2

George Minich 2

Christopher Warts 3

George Hess 1

Christian Oasserd 2

John Zimmerman 1

Abraham Bleistone 2

Henry Kelker 2

Hngh McCollongh 2

Leonard Hayler 8

Conrad Neiral 2

Peter Shlndle 2

Widow Shindle. ..

Widow Qerder

Jacob Beacherd

John Peek. ,

Conrad Fasnacht

Widow Graff

James Woods

Frederick Stoerer

Michael Vierse

Peter Gloninger ^

Lndwic Fonrman

Frederick Stager

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Philip Tintnrf

Petet Flora

Josiah Wen

Philip Fortenbangh

Michael Bole.

Ceorge A. Gartner.

Peter Bachel

John Dyer.

Daniel Costard

Lndwlck Minsker

James Lenard

Abraham Mooney.

Abraham Spangler

John Murray, Esq 2



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James Willaon 2 3 3.

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Thomas Montgomery. 1 2 4 . -

Robert McCollongh 1 .. 2 ..

Archibald McCollongh 4 . . 2 . .

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Robert Goody 1 2 6..

Jacob Cooler. 1 . . 2 . -

William Hampson 1 9 1 . .

Christian Stookey 1 13..

Jacob Spooohaver 2 2 6..

Leonard Shertrer 1 5 5..

John Ryan. 1 . . 1 . .

John Ryan, Jr 1 4 2..

Michael Crow 1 2 6 .

Christian Bowman 1 12..

Joseph Strow 3 1 2..

Nicholas Strow 1 .. 2 ..

George Strow 2 2 5..

Charles Welker 1 1 5 . .

Godlieb Gottshal 1 1 3 . .

John Brown 1 3 4..

Richard Wade 13 1..

Mr. Brown. 1 . . 2

William Bell 111..

James Hay 13 1..

William Fonlk 3 16..

Stephen Foster.. 2 2 2..

John Norton 1 . . 2

John Thomas 2 2 3..

8amnel Franklin 2 2 2..

Alexander Douglass 1 15..

Thomas Sturgeon 3 2 3..

Peter Sturgeon 112..

Capt James Murray 1 • • 2 . .

John Murray 1 1 1 ..

Margaret Foster 12 2..

Anthony Hoone 2 1 4 ..

Peter Eeiter. 4 15..

Thomas Kennedy 1 14..

Robert Armstrong 2 2 4..

FeliaLee 12 3..

Adam Crissman 1 1 4..

Michael Fertig 3 2 1..

Jacob Bogner 1 .. 1

Lambert Nool 12 2.

Patrick Lafferty. 2 . . 2 . .

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NOTCA AND QUERIES.

Historical* Bl*«raphleal an* Geaealagleal*

CCLXXIIL



Thb Fibst Census— This extremely
valuable paper to many is completed in this
number of Note* and Queries It* import-
ance ha* been made manifest from the fact,
that several newspapers in the State have se-
cured similar data from f e Uuited States
censns bnrean. It is to be ardently wished
that the Federal Government, will see the
value of the publication of the entire record,
ere the same in lost

Modern Pronunciation of Naurs.—
A correspondent from a distance writes: "It
has been often asserted that if a mau conld
rise from his grave fifty years after burial,
he wonld be unable to recognise his own
homestead or his conntry. Had Mr. Snow-
den or Mr. Sharon been able to have heard
their names, as pronounced at that one hun-
dred and fiftieth anniversary ot Paxtang
church, wonld they have recognised them ?
Doubtful. Modern taste, clipping and trim-
ming the aspirates regardless of etymology,
makes sad havoc with the good old Saxon
and Celtic names of onr forefathers."

TBB FIRST CENSUS.

The Fa«lllee la Daaphla Caaaty In 1790.

X.

[For convenience of reference we repeat
that the columns of figures are:]

1. Free white males above 16 years, in-
cluding heads of families

2. White males under 16.

3. Free white females, including heads of
families.

4. 81aves.

All other free persons. [Persons answer-
ing to this description are marked with an *.]

Patrick Hunter 13 3..

James Brooks 1 .. 4 .

James Watts 1 14..

John Bell 3 2 3 . .



James Bell 1

John Bell -

George Bell 1

Thomas Nickols 3

Jamts Brorns 1

Henry McOloskey 3

Patrick Taf ren 1

John Cochran 1

Robert McCord 3

John McFadden 1

Jane Smith

John Beekmand 3

William Clark 3

William Leetcb 1

Samuel Wolf 1

Martin Newbacker 3

Philip Newbacker ]

John Taylor 5

William Johnson 1

Samuel Taylor 1

Isaac Janes 3

James Buchanon 5

Peter Reese 1

George Tavlor 1

Kichard Allison 1

John Gorril 1

John Millen 1

Philip Andrews I

David Deeord 1

George Holmes 1

Margaiet Black 3

James Black 1

John 8weigart 3

Adam Sweigart 1

Michael Cotshal 1

Joseph Lewis 1

John Bra baker 1

Matthew Lodge 1

John Bright 1

Jacob Frits 1

Peter Sweigart 1

John Brown 1

Henry Leek 1

♦John Taylor 3

JohnCaieler 2

Patrick Milyaw 6

George Clark 1

William Buskin ]

Michael Herrin 1

John Divan 3

John Meeley ]

John Wary 1

Patrick Martin 3

Jahn Coleman 3

Charles Coleman 1

Charles Coleman, jr 1

Josiah Shefe ]



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Benjamin Walter l

Tobias Hollingor l

MaryMcCall 1

Sarah Lytic, 2

Hugh Caldwell 2

Thomas Ormao 2

James Trotter. 1

Richard Hancock 1

Adam Welt l

Francis Canaway 2

John Meetch 2

Jacob Saa* 1

Valentine Valker 1

Abraham Neber 1

Adam Kin^ 2

Adam King, Jr 1

Jacob Mock 1

•Christopher Sleeley l

Jacob Seckley 1

Henry Moyer. I

Anthony Frelick 3

Jacob Shoop 1

Bastian Met* 1

■George Snyder l

David Rush 1

Dewalt Novioger 1

-George Gray 1

Laaareth Wingert 3

Peter Neese 1

Peter Shotts 1

John Wof'dside 1

James Wood side 1

Lad wick Shott I

Adam Cooper 1

Richard Peters 1

Joseph Powell 1

George Powell I

George Mnench 1

Richard Walters 1

John Sbive 1

John Matter 4

John Matter, Jr 1

Michael Matter 1

Henry Wtirfield 1

Adam Panther . 1

Jacob Shertz 2

John Vernor 2

Michael Melker 1

Balser Peterman 1

Benjamin Bnffington 1

Isaac Heller 2

Peter Hoffman I

Christian Hoffman 1

Nicholas Hoffman 1

John Hoffman 1

Michael Sal en tine 1

John Salentine 1



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Jacob Hoover

George Fertig

Henry Um bolts

John Bossard

Michael Hawk

Jacob Salladay

Frederick Stone

Jacob Hoffman

Andrew Hoffman

Casper Emerick

John Coleman

Jacob Colem *n

Charles Coleman

H*»nry Peace

John Raisineer

Henry d utcl'

Philip Klinger

Alexander Klioger

Philip Klinger, jr

Conrad Dei is.

Nicholas Boner

Thomas Osman . . . .'

Joshua Osman

Abraham Kissinger

Samuel Osman

Henry Wolf

Peter Vill

Andrew Orman

George Hawk

John Bortner'.

William Bortner

Michael Deibler

Matthias Deibler

John Grabs

Martin Lopor

George Besil

Peter Hemiley

Michael Deitrich

Andrew Reigel

Henry Shoffstall

Peter Haw

Jacob Smith 2

Peter Shoffstall 3

Philip Beachil.

David Shive

Michael ShadJle.

John Orlandey

Leonard Snider.

Henry Hains

John Strawsnyder

John Strawsnyder, jr

Philip Aman

Lndwick Sheets

John Staltman

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Henry Hand 1 2 1

Jonathan McGrory 1 l 1

Benjamin Serva l 1 I

Jacob Herman 2 3 3

George Boffington 12 2

Balaer Peter man 1 4 3

John Matters 3 . . 3

Rev. Mr. Eoterline 2 1 2

Michael Eoterline. 1 1 2

Hill Freeborn 1 3 4

Philip Lancort I 1 3

Christopher Lark 1 . . 1

George Lark 1 1 3

Deltrich Stooebreaker 1 1 4

Christopher Yager 1 .. 4

John Measener 1 4 3

Matthias Dei bier 1 2 5

John Miller 13 6

Jacob Metz 2 13

Jacob Weaver 2 2 3

George Feight 3 1 1

George Negley 2 .. 1

George Riddle 3.. 1

Joseph Stoever 2 . . 2

Daciel Stoever 1 I 3

Adam Wirtz.. 2 1 2

John Wirtz 1 .. 4

Christian Wirtz 1 .. 3

Elizabeth Priest.... 1

George Segal 3 1 3

Peter Heckert 1 1 3

Adam Miller 1 2 3

Frederick Dibentoogh 1 1 1

Widow Irick 2

John Dido 1 4 4

Abraham Jnra 1 2 3

Daniel Miller 1 2 3

John Ci earner 1 2 4

Conrad Baker 1 .. ..

James McLene 1 2 2

Thomas Snyder 1 . .

Martin Weaver, Esq 12 4

William Cline 3 . . 3

Adam Wilts 1 2 6

Joseph Miller 1 2 4

Henry Bole 13 3

John Eves 12 3

Thomas Osman 1 2 1

Philip Sickneter 1 3 1

Henry 8iog r 1 1 3

Godleib Cline, 1 1 4

Lad wick Sh^lman 1 3 7

George Sheaver 1 . . 1

George Short 1 1 4

James Fox I . . 1

Daniel Roberto 2 2 2

Andrew Berryhill 2 1 4



Widow Carson

Thomas Ridge 1

James Black . . 1

James Haye 1

John Carson 1

Archibald McAlister 1

Benjamin Bombarger. I

William Bell 1

Widow Rannels [Reynolds].. . 1

Georpe Simmons 1

William Siot 1

Jacob Miller 4

Isaac Updegrove 1

Jacab Miller 1

Philip Kinter 1

Michael Ornsbongh 1

Robert Elder 1

Zacariah Steen [Stephen] 1

James Stewart 2

Andrew Steen [Stephen] 1

Hugh Steen [Stephen] 2

Peter Isinhonr 1

Thomas McCormick 1

John Lemer 1

Francis Wenrick 1

Casper Hinkle 1

Andrew Swallnm 1

Alexander Johnson 1

Thomas Jones 2

John Gowel 1

Philip Heckert 4

John Barnett 1

William McCnne 1

William Mc Roberts 3

Andrew Kerr 2

William Taylor 3

Capt John Barnett 1

Thomas Barnett 1

Michael Bower 1

Leonard Umberger 4

William Brown 2

Moses Swan 1

Robert Kennedy 3

Charles Brown 1

Alexander Mc El benny 1

Mary Wallace

Martin Fnnk 2

George Gloninger 1

Jacob Eli 2

Michael Moyer 1

Mathias Morris 1

Widow Orth

Nicholas Weiss 2

Francis Cosher 1

Christopher Seaport 1

Jacob (/openheffer 1

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John Thenges 1

Martin Bad? 3

Michael Leeher

Jacob Conrad

Jobn Reieblj

Abraham Crall

Jacob Tbenges

Nicholas Thenges

Henry Vernor

Jacob Dyer

Jacob Six

Jacob Light

Frederick 8tager

Jobn Brown

Henry Yinks

Jacob Stager

Conrad Oldwine

Coorad Bantel

Henry iTey

Jacob Knave

Conrad 8ere

Henry Kipemaa 3

Jobn Batman 2

Matthias Font

Jacob Fox

George Fox

Frederick 8teiner

Jobn Grill

Freder ck 8teiner

Christian Gring

John Gosser

Henry Anghey 2

John Cnrry

Peter 8pangler

Robert Milk worth

Heojy Lance

George Royer

HenryStrake

Widow Blackron

Widow Waggoner

Samuel Anghey

Jacob Miller

Valentine Miller.

Michael Miller

Jacob Sunday

Lndwick Wearer

Michael Hershioger

Frederick Noacre

Christian Bnehler

Henry Bnehler

George Smith

Henrj Zimmerman

Jacob StODer

Joseph Folts

John Lance

George Garret

Barhart Deerwister.



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Peter 8tone

George Brown

Peter Stone

Conrad Mark wort

Philip Browm

John Nnll

Jobn Sbnll

Christian 8eibert 3

Andrew Graf t

John Sharaff

Henry Deewighter

Frederick Kreitser

Michael Hawk

Michael Hawk 2

Nicholas Hawk

Michael Kreider

Christian Walborn

Christian Deitsler

Matthias Nnll

Michael Nnll

Michael Diffenbangh

Philip Britenbangb

Nicholas Carper

George Borknon

Jobn Moyer

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Free white males nnder If years.

Free white females

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Assistant for the Connty of Dauphin.
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NOTB4 AND<|TJBUBH.

Historical, Btooraphleal and C swswlea i — 1«

CCLXXIV.



Patton.— David Patton, 8cn., of Pax-
tang, died in 1784, leaving a wife, Rebecca,
and children as follows:

i. David; to him "all land" was devised.

ft. Elieabeth.

Hi. Rebecca; m. Gamble.

»©. Jane,

t Jeeepk.

vi Martha.

vii. Sarah; m. Hatfield. What is

known of the descendants of this family ?

Uhlib. —A friend has sent ns a copy of
the original will of Deter Uhler, of Man-
chester township, Tork connty, made on the
26th day of December, 1784. He left his



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•state to his wife.. Margaret, and. children
named in the following order:

i Adam.

ii. Bramtue.

Hi. Valentine.

i9 Andrew.

v llonnah

vi. Barbara.

vii Eva.

viii. Elizabeth.

ir Serenah.

x. Oithirine.

The witnesses were Philip Ziegler and
Henry Harris, the executors Martin Eichel-
berger aod George Meyers, the will being
proven 6th ot January, 1765. How is this
family related to the Lebanon county Uhlers ?



RB0AKO4OH MP PBPBR'A IXTHBRAN
CHURCH, niDULBrOWN, PA.

I.



[Recently, tbrongh the efforts of an *ld
friend, were secured the "Parish Records" of
the Rev. Trangot Frederick II ling, who was
pastor at Middletown from 177S to 1788.
Bnt little can be learned of the Rev. Mr.
Itling. He was, what was called in those
day* a German Calvinist, a follower of the
Swias Reformer Zwingli, ot which country
he was a native. Reaching England prior to
the War for Independence he received ordi-
nation at the hands of the lx>rd
Bishop of London, and was
sent to Pennsylvania by the Society for
the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign
Parts. As early as 1765 Mr. John tJox, a
merchant of Philadelphia, by deed granted
a lot to the' society named for a church at
Estherton, a town laid oat by him, and which
subsequently went by the name of Coxes-
town. To this mission, So the Juniata and
to several points in the Cumberland Valley
was he first sent Dr. Peters represented
him as **a very worthy man," and from all
that we can learn of* him he deserved that
character Reaching Middletown, oue of
his objective points, the Church of
St. Peter's being vacant, he re-
ceived first a call from the English
speaking residents of the neighborhood for
his gospel ministrations in ttng ish, followed
by that of the Lutheran congregation in
German. Mr Illtng presched at various
points besides Middletown and Estherton, as
we learn from the records herewith given, at



Mount Joy, Pennsboro' (tang- known as the,
Stone Church near Shiremanstown), Lie-
burn. Maytown, Bangor, or Caernarvon
(which included the Church of England
commnnicants residing in the southeastern
part of Lancaster county, the southwestern
of Berk*, and the northeastern of Chester. )
The * 'calls" first given contain the names of
the more prominent settlers, Scotch Irish,
or English speaking, and German.

Many of the descendants of these people
became eminent in the county in which they
were natives, and othars did honor in the
halls of legislation. At the end of these
parish records we propose giving an account
of some of those connected with the various
cb arches, esptcially that of Middletown.
The lists contain the names of nearly all
the early settlers of this ancient and oldest
town in Daupbin county on the Swatara and
the surrounding country, and not only com*
prised those nho were followers of Luther
and Zwingli, but also those of John Knox.
It may also prove that Col. Burd and his
8cotch Irish neighbors were not always wor-
shipers at Old Pax tang Meeting House, and
that from the year 1773, as will be seen by
the first subscription list, the Scotch Irish of
this vicinity attended Divine service at old
St. Peter's church, and which accounts for
his burial in that town in the Presbyterian
graveyard instead of at the Paxtang Meet-
ing House graveyard, where subsequently
from his death, which occurred only a few
years after Rev. Mr. Ming's removal from
the pastorate of 8t. Peter's church, Mr.
Burd's 8cotch Irish neighbors, the Crouchs,
Jordans, Colliers and others bnritd at Pax-
tang. No doubt with the death of Col.
Bard, by emigration, by the growth of the
German membership at St. Peter's, the few
remaining Presbyterians at Middletown and
vicinity, who were left at the beginning ot the
present century, became communicants
at Old Paxtang. Of the Rev. Mr.
Illing's subsequent career we kno« bot little.
In 1779, in a letter from the Rev. William
Barton to the secretary of the society in Lon-
don, after alluding to the Rev. Mr. Fraser,
of Am well, he says:

•* I he second is VI r. F. II ling, a German,
who, about 7 or 8 years ago, received ordina
tion from tbeLord Bishop of London, and came
to America without any appoint incut or al-
lowance. He settled in t e back pans of
Pennsylvania, where be became very useful,
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office, both in English and Dutch, to a large
number of people, whose contributions alto-
gether, perhaps, never amounted to £30
sterling per annum, and for 2 years past,
would not have been sufficient to keep him
alive had he not received relief from private
beneficence. It would not become me to
point out what should be done for them. I
only beg leave to represent them as good
men. zealously attached to the Church of
England, and the interest of Great Britain,
and an being now in distress."

In 1784, when the Episcopal clergy in and
adjacent to Philadelphia met to consider the
formation of the Diocese of Pennsylvanis,
which assembled at the residence of the Rev.
Dr. White, among its minutes we find this
reference :

It apt earing that as the Rev. Mr. Illing
was the minister of the Episcopal church at
Caemavon and Pequea, the clergy wrote
that gentleman inviting him to the meeting
together with delegates from his vestries.

Among the proceedings there is no further
reference to this eminently faithful minister
of the Gospel. As it may not be out of place
in this publication of the record spoken of,
we have concluded to give a brief history of
the church in question, for which we are in-
debted to Dr. Egle's History of Danphin
County. B. W. 8 P.]

Historical Sketch •t St. Peter's Charek.

St. Peter's church of Middletown, is the
oldest Lutheran cbnrch in the county The
lot numbered 135, upon which the first
ohnrch edifice stood, including the graveyard
in the rear, was purchased from George
Fisher, and Hannah, his wife, as appears
from a deed bearing date Sept. 18, 1764. to
Peter Woltz George Frey and Deterick
Scbob, all of Lower Paxtang townxhip, Lan-
caster county, Province of Pennsylvania.
The purchase money was seven shillings and
six pence, with the additional rent of one
grain of wheat every year, to be deli vend
annually on the 1st day of May. The deed
was scknowledged before Justice John Alli-
son, and attested by Joseph Greenwood and
Henry Renick. It* is written on parchment,
and is yet in a good state of preservation.
It is recorded t»t Lancaster in Deed Book M,
page 395. by Edward Shippen, recorder;
and bears the eld Provincial seal of Lan-
caster county. In the same year
a petition was sent to John Penn,
then Lieutenant-Governor of the Province,



praying for authority for erecting a church,
and also for the privilege of collecting funds
for the same purp jse. Whereupon privilege
was granted bv license, dated Sept. 88. 1 764,
to Christian Roth and David Ettele* to. raise
by subscription twelve hundred pounds in
the space of three years. This document
bears the autograph of John Penn, and is
countersigned by Joseph Shippen, his secre-
tary. There are no papers to show how
much of this money was raised. It appears
from the terms of the license, dated Sept.
28, 1764. granting the above privilege, that
the members were then very poor, and thai
many were driven from their homes by the
hostile Indians. Middletown then contained
but few houses, and a great part of 1 unphia
and Lancaster counties was then a wilder-
ness. The forests were peopled by Indians,
and the settlers could not go outside their
homes unarmed with any degree of safety.
Whenever t"he people went to toe store, mill,
or even the church, they armed themselves.
They would stack their arms inside the
church, and station one person at the door
as sentinel to warn the others of approachiog
danger.

The church edifice was built in 1767. The
corner-stone was laid by Justice (Col ) James
Burd, in the presence of Revs. < heopbilus
Engeland, N. Harnell, Conrad Bocher, and
the church wardens and elders, John Chris-
tian Roth, John Metsgar. George Phillip
Shaag, Gottleib David Ettele and Jacob
King, together with the building committee,
which consisted of George Frey, Frederick
Zebernick and Conrad Wolfley. There was
placed in the corner-stone a German Bible,
printed at Halle, in 1763; the shorter Cate-
chism of Martin Lnther, printed in Phila-
delphia in 1764; three wafers; a half-pint
bottle of wine, and some money in Pennsyl-
vania currency. The lot upo » which the
lecture-room stood was transferred by the
executors of George Frey and Jacob King, by
a deed bearing date Oct. 7, 1807, to the trus-
tees of the church, viz: John Met agar, Philip
Ettele, John Blattenberger Jacob Wolfley,
Christian Eshenaner and Marks Snyder.
On March 10. 1807, application was made
by the congregation for a charter of incorpo-
ration. On the 21st of the same month, Gov-
ernor Thomas McKean authorised Timothy
Matlack, master of the rolls, to issue the
charter prayed (or by the petitioners, woo
were Ludwig Wolfley, Valeotine Weyrick,
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man, James Metsgar, Jacob Snyder, John
Smaller, John Croll, John Heppich, John
Blattenberger, jr., Christian Laurent z,
David Ettele, George Scbuler, Matthias
Wolf. In 1813 the steeple was built. For
this purpose twelve hundred aod eleven dol-
lars aod thirty- five cents were subscribed by
one hundred and nicety three different per-
sons, whose names are all on record, and
amoBg whom are the ancestors of many of
the prominent families of the town. The
first floor of the church was of brick, and in
1830 the present floor was laid. In 1 835 the



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