ADAMS FAMILY, p 741
Surnames: ADAMS, WEISNER, REINHARD, STIMMER, DUNKEL, LESHER, LADICH, ELY, HAUSKNECHT, KLINE, MILLER, MADERY, GLASS, ZANER, HESS, HILL, ENGLE, TRUGH, GOBLE, HUTTON, LEIDY, MOYER, CONNER, LEVAN, TRAUGH, VANDERHOVEN, KISNER, KINNEY, FREAS, WARREN, TURNBACH, MILES, ALBERTSON, CRYDER, EVANS, DAVIS, ANDERSON
Anthony Adam, a potter by trade, was born in the Fatherland in the year 1716, and emigrated to America in the year 1741. He sailed from Rotterdam on the Snow "Molly," commanded by Captain John Cranch. This vessel arrived at Philadelphia, and the passengers, having taken the oath of allegiance to the English Sovereign, were qualified to land, Oct. 26, 1741. Anthony Adam's age is entered on the passenger list as twenty-five years. On Feb. 7, 1748, he received from the Proprietaries of the Province of Pennsylvania, a warrant for a tract of 136 A. 146 P. of land in Albany township, then a part of Philadelphia county. This land was surveyed for him by the Surveyor-General of the Province, June 6, 1752. The farm is now in the possession of Nathan Weisner of Round Top, Albany township, Berks county.
Anthony Adam, or Andoni Adam, as he wrote his name, received a warrant for a tract of 135 A. and 47 P. "above Maxatawny," Feb. 7, 1748. In 1761 he sold 140 acres of his land in Albany township to John Reinhard. He was administrator of the estate of Albrecht Stimmel, of Albany township, in 1766, being the chief creditor. His administration account was audited and approved in December of 1768. The date of death of Anthony Adam, of Albany township, is not known. Anthony Adam (2), son of Anthony of Albany township, was born about the year 1736, and was a resident of the adjoining township of Windsor in 1758, described on the tax list of that year as a single man. He married Rosina Dunkel, widow of Vincent Lesher, of Richmond township. , aAnthony Adam served during the Revolutionary War as a private in Captain Jacob Ladich's Company, Colonel Samuel Ely's Battalion of Berks County Militia as appears from a muster roll showing that this company was in the service of the United States from Oct. 1, to Oct. 17, 1781 (Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Vol. V, pp. 279-281). In 1799 Anthony Adam (2) received from the State of Pennsylvania, a patent for 307 acres of land called "Manheim" on Briar Creek, in Northumberland (now Columbia) county, Pennsylvania, and in 1806, received a patent for another tract of 426 acres called "Quincy" on the same creek. These lands he conveyed to his four sons. Anthony Adam died sometime after April 27, 1809. He had at least four children, as follows. Peter, of Windsor township, Berks county, born Oct. 1, 1765, died July 1, 1849, m. Catharina Hausknecht; Anthony (3) was of Briar Creek township, Columbia county; Jacob Adam, of Richmond township, Berks county, m. Susan Kline; Abraham, of Briar Creek, born Oct. 7, 1799, died in Briar Creek, July 6, 1855, m. Sarah Miller. Anthony Adam (3) established the Adams homestead in Briar Creek township, Columbia county, Pa. He was the son of Anthony Adam and Rosina Dunkel, of Windsor township, Berks county, and was born Dec. 25, 1767. He served as a private in Captain Christian Madery's Company of Berks County Militia, which was "Ordered to Wyoming by the Supreme Executive Council of the State of Pennsylvania." This company arrived at Fort Allen Nov. 21, 1787, at Wyoming, November 6th, and was discharged January 6, 1788. (Pennsylvania Archives, 6th Series Vol. III, pp. 94, 95, 96.) Anthony Adam (3) settled in Briar Creek as early as 1792, for on Oct. 18th of that year a warrant was granted to him for 278 acres of land for which he received patent in 1811. On March 20, 1795, he purchased seventy-five acres of land in Fishing Creek township (later a part of Briar Creek). The tract of land called "Manheim," containing 307 acres, was deeded to him by his father, Sept. 3, 1806. On Oct. 15, 1811, he received a deed from his three brothers for his fourth interest (106 acres) in the tract of land called "Quincy." He married Catherine Glass, born Dec. 30, 1766, died Aug. 12, 1845. He died April 29, 1822. Both are buried in the Briar Creek Reformed Church-yard, five miles west of Berwick, Pennsylvania. The children of Anthony Adam and Catherine Glass: (1) Hannah, born May 10, 1790, died Sept. 3, 1870, m. Daniel Zaner, of Briar Creek. (2) William, of Briar Creek, born Dec. 15, 1791, died April 26, 1860, m. Susanna Hess. He served during the War of 1812-1814, as a private in Captain George Hidler's Company in the 112th Regiment of Columbia County Militia, under Colonel Andrew Keller. (3) Samuel, of Briar Creek, born in 1793, died Nov. 29, 1846, m. Esther Hill. (4) Anthony (4) m. Elsie Engle, and removed to Rock Island, Ill. (5) Rachel, born Nov. 29, 1797, died April 8, 1852, m. in June, 1817, William Trugh, of Berwick. (6) Abraham m. a Goble, and removed to Rock Island, Ill. He served in the same company with his brother in the War of 1812-1814. (7) Elizabeth m. John Hutton, and removed to Illinois. (8) Catherine, born May 12, 1803, died Sept. 26, 1840, unmarried. (9) Mary Magdalene, born in 1806, died June 17, 1879, m. Aug.22, 1824. Enos Leidy, of Berwick and later of Manayunk, Philadelphia. (10) Sarah Adam, born May 29, 1808, died March 17, 1872, m. Jacob Moyer, of Berwick.
Samuel Adams, son of Anthony Adam and Catherine Glass of Briar Creek township, Columbia county, Pa., was born there in 1793, and remained in the same township. He married June 27, 1819, Esther Hill, who was born March 21, 1802 and died March 9, 1826, daughter of Captain Frederick Hill, proprietor of the old "Fort Jenkins Inn." and his wife, Catherine Conner. Captain Frederick Hill was born March 8, 1772, and died Aug. 21, 1823. He was commissioned Captain of the 6th Company of the 112th Regiment of the Militia of Pennsylvania, by Governor Thomas McKean, Aug. 3, 1807, as appears by the original commission in the possession of Charles F. Hill Esq., of Hazleton. Captain Frederick Hill was the son of Frederick Hill of Berks county, by his wife Maria, daughter of Judge Jacob Levan, Colonial Judge of the Courts of Berks County. Frederick Hill, Berks County, father of Captain Frederick Hill, served during the Revolutionary war in the Continental Line. He enlisted May 1, 1776, as a private in Captain Lewis Farmer's Company in the Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, commanded by Colonel Samuel Miles. After the capture of Colonel Miles and the greater portion of the command at the Battle of Long Island, Frederick Hill, with other survivors of the Rifle Regiment, enlisted in The State Regiment of Foot. He served in this regiment in 1777 as a private in Captain John Nice's Company, participating in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown. (Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series, Volume II.)
Samuel Adams and Esther Hill of Briar Creek township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, had the following children: Anthony, born Feb. 26, 1821, died in infancy; Mary Ann, born Jan. 31, 1822, died March 1, 1877, m. (first) Louis Traugh, of Berwick (died Nov. 5, 1850) and (second) Warren Vanderhoven; Enos L. is mentioned next.
Enos L. Adams, of Briar Creek township, Columbia county, Pa., son of Samuel Adams and Esther Hill, of the same place, was born July 28, 1824. He married March 13, 1847, Margaret Kisner, who was born April 21, 1827, and died May 19, 1872, daughter of John Kisner and Lydia Kinney. Lydia Kinney was born Nov. 10, 1805, and died Sept. 5, 1851, daughter of John Kinney and granddaughter of Major John Kinney, a Revolutionary officer of New Jersey.
Mr. Enos L. Adams owned the old Adams homestead in Briar Creek township, several properties in the neighboring town of Berwick, and some lands in the State of Kansas. From 1872 to 1880, he was the senior member of the firm of Adams & Son, merchants, of Berwick. He died Aug. 17, 1887. The children of Enos L. Adams and Margaret Kisner were : (1) Alice Lydia, born Feb. 11, 1848, married Jan. 7, 1869, James Knox Polk Freas, of Berwick, who died Oct. 16, 1898. (2) John Kisner, born April 8, 1850, died March 15, 1880, unmarried. (3) Samuel Warren, born Feb 2, 1853, was of Berwick. (4) Enos Kinney, born July 8, 1855, died Nov. 30, 1889, m. Clara Miles. (5) Anna Mary, born Nov. 4, 1857, m. Joseph H. Turnbach, a hardware merchant of Philipsburg, Pa. She died Dec. 30, 1903. (6) William L., born May 27, 1860, is mentioned below. (7) Charles Elliott, born Jan. 26, 1863, of Berwick, m. Mary E. Albertson. (8) Margaret Ida, born Oct. 11, 1866, married Oct. 9, 1891, Leoni H. Cryder, of Berwick. (9) Francis Laura, born Oct. 14, 1869, m. June 2, 1904, James L. Evans, attorney- at-law, of Berwick. (10) Edwin Orison, born March 12, 1872.
William L. Adams, son of Enos L. and Margaret (Kisner), was born at the Adams homestead in Briar Creek township, Columbia Co., Pa., May 27, 1860. He was educated at Mr. Union College, Alliance, Ohio, graduating with the Class of 1881. On Aug. 15, 1888, he was married at Fort Worth, Texas to Lizzie A. Davis, only daughter of Willis G. Davis and Adelia Anderson of Colon, Mich., and a graduate of the Michigan Seminary, Kalamazoo, Mich. Since March of 1890, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Adams have resided at Hoquiam, Washington. They have four children living, viz: Gaylord, born Aug. 8, 1890; Gwenivere Sept. 12, 1893; Elizabeth, Jan. 30, 1898, and William L., Jr., May 27, 1907. William L. Adams is president of The First National Bank of Hoquiam, and president of the Keystone Timber Company of Hoquiam.
List of foreigners imported in the ship Snow Molly, John Howell, Master from Amsterdam. Qualified Sept 10, 1737.
ALBERT, John George
CHRIST, George Simon
ENDLER, Philip Adam
FRELICH, John Martin
HARTLYN, Hans Michael
KAYER, John Jacob
KRATZER, John Philip
MUNK, Philip Godfriet
RYFFEL, Hans Jonas
SHAFT, Philip Jacop
SHALLER, Johan Albert
STOBER, Valentine Jr.
WILLFORT, John Lenoard
WOLLENWEBER, George Fredarick