Thanks for the info. What do you know about Johan-Heinrich Ache? Where was he originaly from? If you could let me know I would sure appreciate it.
Well... I wish I knew where he was from. The bit about being
"Hermannus Ache" aboard the Halifax is 100% nonsense; and
you'll see references to the widow, three-sons their father-
beheaded which seems overly dramatic and inconsistent with
the modern evidence. Since he's the progenitor of one of
the lines in Dayton, Ohio (the other line descends from
Jacob Ache, aboard the Halifax), he's been well "documented"
in a number of D.A.R. applications from the early 20th
This is what I know for certain about Johan-Heinrich Ache...
He's somehow related to the old Johannes Ache(n), 1702-1764
buried at the Swamp UCC in Reinholds, Cocalico Twp,
There are possibly two Henrich Ache's in Cocalico Twp,
Lancaster Co, Pa. during the 1760's. father-son?
father-uncle? I'm not sure....
1764 - Naturalized as Citizen of Great Britain. Sep 15,1764 - Cocalico Twp, Lancaster Co, Pa.
1767 - Sponsors Catherine SCHMID, dau. of Jos Heinrich SCHMID in Cocalico
1771 - Assessed for taxes on a 100 acre farm in Cocalico Twp, Lancaster Co, Pa.
1772 -Assessed for taxes on a 100 acre farm in Cocalico Twp, Lancaster Co, Pa.
1776 - Purchased land in Heidelburg Twp, Lebanon Co, Pa. (near Reistville)
1777 - Henry Achi - Non-Associator in Heidelburg Twp, Lebanon Co, Pa.
(History of Dauphin and Lebanon Co, Egle) - (why? was he too old? doesn't seem to be a Tory)
1778 - Swore "Oath of Allegance" to Pennsylvania renouncing King George III
see Pa. Archives,2nd series, Vol 13 - Henrick Ache (Heidelburg Twp, Lanc Co)
1779 - Purchased additional 170 acre farm in Heidelburg Twp, Lebanon Co, Pa.
1780 - Assessed for taxes in Heidelburg Twp, Lebanon Co, Pa.
1782 - List of eligable men for the militia, 5th Co, 3rd Bat. Lancaster Co, Militia (between 18 & 53) - see. Pa. Archives, 5th S, Vol 4, p. 176(or the son?)
1782 - Constable in Heidelburg Twp, Lebanon Co, pa.
1785 - Assessed for taxes in Heidelburg Twp, Lebanon Co, Pa.
1786 - Died intestate. 356A farm in Heidelburg Twp, Lebanon Co, Pa. survived by wife (Catherine) and 12 children (9 minors, 5 under 14). Guardians appointed in Orphan's Court.
NOTE : NO RECORD OF FARM PURCHASE IN COCALICO TWP, LANCASTER CO
May have inherited farm from "Old Johannes" - died 1764
NOTE:NO RECORD OF FARM SALE IN COCALICO TWP, LANCASTER CO.
Excerpted from "The History of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties, Pennsylvania," ed. W.H. Egle, 1883.
[note, the original manuscript is based upon research performed by Abraham GUSS. This excerpt is abridged to be consistent with the modern, known historical record - TT]
"Henry ACHE lived in Heidelburg township, some six miles east of Lebanon, and about the time of the Revolutionary War was one of its heaviest tax-payers. From the location of his residence and the time of his death, he must have been the brother of [Johannes of Linglestown].... He had a tact of land patented in 1776, and he called in "ACHAM," evidently having some relationship to his name.
Henry ACHE, of Heidelburg, died in 1786. His children seem to have been Henry, by a first wife, and by the second wife, Catherine, Samuel and the following under age at the time of his death: Jacob, Elizabeth, George, Susanna, Thomas, John, Christian, Peter and Sophia.
Henry (Jr.) died in 1808. Samuel married Elizabeth Albright, daughter of George, of Heidelburg. Jacob was a captian of a company in the war of 1812. After the war, he went to New Orleans and was never heard from afterwards. John married a Hoover, and they are the parents of John H ACHEY, president of the First National Bank of Dayton, Ohio. John P ACHEY, son of Peter, also lives in Dayton. Thomas married Christina Stickel, of Schaefferstown, where he died in 1826. His children were John, died at Oley; Christiana, married Holder; Samuel, married Ann Egle; Catherine; Thomas, died 1879 at Myerstown; Henry, married Ryder, died in Philadelphia; Peter, learned carpenter trade with uncle, Capt. Jacob; Charles, married Foltz, of Lancaster, where he died in 1838; Anthony, drowned near Lancaster; Frederick, leather-dresser and merchant in Baltimore; Lydia, married Raber of Lykens Valley; and Filbert, died unmarried."
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Pa. Archives, 2nd Series, Vol. 13, p. 426
"Names of Persons who took the oath of allegiance to the state of Pennsylvania in Heidelburg Township, Lancaster Co, 1777-1779.
June 22, 1778 - Henrick ACHE"
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Pa. Archives, 5th Series, Vol. 7, p. 175-176
"A Just and Exact Return of Each and Every Male White Person Inhabiting or Residing within my
district of the 5th Co. of the 3rd Batt. of Lancaster Co. Militia between the age of 18 and 53 years.
Taken for the year 1782.
Capt. John Moore
Lt. Jacob Zollinger
Ensign Michael Mehs
2nd Class (includes) Anthony Steigel, Peter Wolffersperger
3rd Class (includes) Peter Spengler, Henry Aghy, Jr.
4th Class (includes) Frederick Wolffersperger
5th Class (includes) Henry Aghy, Sr.
6th Class (includes) Philip Woffsperger, Henry Heebshman, Martin Albreght
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Orphan's Court Abstract:
Michael Tryon - for Jacob, Elizabeth and Susanna
Samuel Ache --- for Thomas
Henry Hipsam (Henry Hibschman, b. Aug. 5, 1748 - d. June 2,1818 - neighbors) - for John
Henry Ache, Jr - for Christian, Peter and Sophia