Melchior Yant (Jent), the emigrant, DID NOT migrate to western Pennsyhlvania.He is buried in a very well kept cemetery maintained by the St. Peter's Lutheran Reformed Church in the Boroough of Wind Gap, Plainfield Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.(Located about 55 air miles north of Philadelphia sited on the Delaware River.) Of Melchior many sons, three, Valentine, Philip, and John migrated first to southwestern Pennsyhlvania (Washington County) and thence to east central Ohio to Stark County and vicinity about 1805.I have no additional information on Daniel and James, nor his other sons Andrew, Jacob, and Nicholas.
Below is listed a rendering of the headstone: YENT, Melchior as written HIr RUHet McLcher leNT 1st GeBOHren IN JaH CHrISTI 1707 Den 13 HOrNUNG UND 1ST GESTOrBeNe IM r CHrISTI A 1777
His sons Philip, John, and Valentine (Felty) served in the American Army during the War for Independance.Philip and John are so acknowledge by the DAR as of 1990 Patriots Index. (Philip was so acknowledge in earlier editions.)