I am looking for the connection between a Peter MATHIAS and Henry FRIED who died in 1817 in Hellam Twp, York Co, PA.
In the inventory of Henry FRIED's estate, Peter MATHIAS is mentioned under "book debts" with the notation "in advance of his legacy" behind his name. Since one of the other names listed similarly is a son-in-law of Henry, I suspect that this Peter MATHIAS may also be Henry's son-in-law.
A death record for Henry FRIED's son Peter indicates that he (Peter) was born in Bucks Co, PA. Could this Peter MATHIAS be the father of Abraham b. 6 Jan 1784 and baptized at Lower Milford (Trumbauers) church in Bucks Co?
The first record that I have found of Henry FRIED in York County is when he purchased 195 acres and allowance from George KATZ and his wife Maria Sara of Hellam Twp in Apr 1786. Could this be the Peter MATHIAS in the 1793 Tax records for Hellam Twp, York Co?
Henry's daughter Barbara married David HOKE in 1805 and daughter Anna married George WOLF in 1806, both marriages are recorded in York County. Another daughter Catharine married Abraham LEHMAN.
William MATHEUS' will probated in 1864 in York Co names his wife Rebecca and children: Joseph, Lamuel L., Elizabeth and John (deceased). He owned property in Hellam Twp adjoining John WOLF, Abraham FRIED (grandson of Henry FRIED) and Henry LEHMAN. This is most likely the William MATHEIS who married Becky SCHLOT in 1820 in York Co. Is he a son of the above mentioned Peter MATHIAS?
Any information on a Peter MATHIAS that fits this description will be appreciated.