I. Mathias Dotterer-emigrant ancester
whose name is given as Matthues Dotter, came to America on the ship "Jacob". On the same ship were Nichlausand Martin Dotter, who may have been brothers, or sons over 16. His son, Mathias (1744-1827) was about 5 at the time because his name would not have appeared on the passenger list.
II. Mathis Dotterer, son of Mathias, was born Jan 22, 1744, became the pioneer of Lower Berks Co. His name is variously spelled Dotterer, Doottero and Toderrow. O the red sandstone that marks his grave just south of the Hill church is the following inscription. Mathias Dotterer,, son of Mathias and Catharine, born Jan 22, 1744, died June 30, 1827 aged 83y 5m 8d. His wife is buried by his side, her grave being marked, Anna Catharine, d/o Adam Imbody, w/o Mathias Dotterer. She was born May 17, 1743, married 1765, and lived in holy wedlock for 60 years. She had 2 sons, 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren at the time of her death, which occurred Feb 24, 1725 aged 81y 9m 17d. They had 2 sons, Daniel and Mathias
III. Daniel Dotterer, s/o Mathias was born July 4, 1755, died Sept 13, 1844, He married Barbara Muthart, born June 23, 1763, died Dec 3, 1843 and their children were; Mathias, John, Daniel 1792-1840, Jacob, George, Henry, Susanna, Catharine, and Margaret.
IV. Mathias Dotterer, s/o Daniel, was born 1787, he died 1871. He was married twice, 1st to Catharine Muhart, born Dec 21, 1799 died Aug 23, 1843. He married 2nd to Catharine Herb. He was the father of 14 children, Isaac, David, Jonathan, Aaron, George, Joseph, israel, John, Mathias, Abraham, Henry 1825-1856, William 1825-1903, Anna w/o Edward Anthony of Dale, PA and Catharine, w/o William Schoenly of Boyertown.
V. David, son of Mathia was born in Washington twp in 1823. He married Magdalena Heydt, d/o John and Magdalean (Weller) Heydt. She died in 1896. Children, James, Mathias H., John and Manasses, who died 1905 age 35.
VI. Mathias H., s/o David, on Nov 29, 1884 he married Torinda Gerhard, d/o Daniel and Eliza (Angstadt) Gerhard of Longswamp. Children; Winfield S. of Reading, Raymond A, Lloyd J., and Viola M.
Berks Co. Births
Agnes 14 Feb 1727 Hieronymus and Catharine (Wesel)
Anna 21 Dec 1756 Philip and Elizabeth (Antes)
Anna Benigna 7 Feb 1755 same parents
Elisabeth 7 May 1759 same parents
Philip no date, Michael and not named
A. Cath. 5 May 1763 George and Cath.
A. Cath 12 June 1773 Conrad and Cath. Barb.
Cath. 13 Feb 1761 Michael and Susanna
Elizabeth 30 March 1775 Conrad and Barb.
Jacob 10 Jan 1764 George and Cath.
Jacob 19 Jan 1779 Conrad and Cath
Johan George 24 Feb 1767 Michael and Cath
Johann George 16 Aug 1760 George and Cath
Johann Jacob 1 Oct 1758 Matthias and A. Cath
Lorentz 31 Jan 1758 Johan George and Cath
Margaretha 23 Jan 1777 Conrad and Cath
Maria Catharine 19 Aug 1769 not given and M. Magd
Mathias 13 June 1760 Matthais and wf
Matthias 20 Feb 1767 Matthais and Anna Maria
Peter 24 Feb 1765 Michael and Cath.
Robert 3 Nov 1755 John and Cath
Susanna 14 Sept 1756 Georg and Cath
Susanna 6 May 1758 Michael and Susanna
Herb, George-Earl twp. Proved Aug 5, 1811, Exrs. Wife and father-in-law, Matthais "Dottirer". Wits. Abraham Muldhart
Mudhard, Joseph-Colebrookdale, Proved March 28, 1814. Provided forWife Elizabeth. Various sums to children, Maria, wf of Matthias Dotterer, son Abraham , son John, Magdalena w/o Henry Roth, Elizabeth, w/o Abraham Hoch, Catharine, w//o Solomon Hoch.