Stitzel and Stutsman family, Brethen and Mennonite families:Information about Jacob Stutzman
Jacob Stutzman (b. 01 Jan 1705, d. 03 Feb 1775)
Notes for Jacob Stutzman:
The Brethren Encyclopedia
The Brethren Press, Elgin, IL (1983)
Stutzman, Jacob, ca. 1710-75, Brethren leader in colonial America. Believed to have immigrated in 1727 and to have been a son of Christian and Magdalene (Maudlin) Stutzman, Mennonite refugees from Switzerland to the
Netherlands (fL. 1709-16), Jacob Stutzman joined the Brethren before 1747, when he was located in Coventry Twp., Cbester Co., PA. He identified himself in a German newspaper in 1750 as Jacob Stutzman, on the Schuykill, near Martin Orner [*Urner}. He was associated with the Northkill (Berks Co., PA), 1753-54; Little Connewago (York Co., PA), 1754-61; and Conococheague Frederick [later Washington] Co., MD) congregations. (After the *Mason-Dixon line was surveyed in 1767, the last-mentioned residence was located in Cumberland [later Franklin] Co., PA.) Stutzman was a close associate of *Nicholas Martin and Stephen Ulrich in the ministry of Ckonococheague congregation. He also corresponded with Alexander Mack, Jr. After Stutzmans death, his widow Hanna(h) married Stephen Ulrich. JSD
J.H. Stutesman, Jacob Stutzman (1979; revised ed. 1982); Colonial America (1967) index; E. Pennsylvania (1915) 372, 544; public records of Philadelphia, Lancaster, Berks, York, Cumberland and Franklin Cos., PA; and Baltimore, Frederick, and Washington Cos., MD.
The Brethren Encyclopedia
The Brethren Press, Elgin, IL (1983)
Stutzman (Stutsman, Stutesman) Family. Jacob Stutzman, born abroad prior to 1725, may have been related to the *Johan Jacob Stutzman who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727, and/or to the Amish Stutzman families who settled Berks Co., PA. He was possibly among the founders of the Little Conewago, PA, congregation in 1738. In 1761 he moved west to the Conococheague Valley of Maryland and was naturalized in 1767. His will, probated in 1776, named his wife, Hannah, and sons David, Jacob, Daniel, Abraham and daughters Plantina (m. Philip Stoner) and Hannah (m. Philip Lear).
Another *Jacob Stutzman (ca. 1727-1813), probably a relative, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 and settled in Frederick Co., MD. Moving south to North Carolina he led the Uwharrie Brethren congregation of Rowan (now Randolph) Co., NC, in 1764-1801, then moved to the Indiana Territory where he founded the first Brethren congregation in Clark Co. A third Jacob Stutzman was born in Franklin Co., PA, in 1777 and was an early settler near Johnstown, PA. He married Susannah Ulery and their eleven children were all Brethren. JHS
J. H. Stutesman, Jr., Jacob Stutzman (1982); H. Hostetler, Descendants of Barbara Hochstedler and Christian Stutzman (1938); York Co., PA, Land Record Book 2D, 422-24; Frederick Co., MD, Land Record Book F, 1271-73; Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, 11:399; Cumberland Co., PA, Tax Lists: 1768, 1769; Colonial America (1967) index; Cumberland Co., PA, Will Book B, 215-16; York Co., PA, Deed Book G, 217; J.
S. Davenport, "Family of Jacob Stuzman Sr." (1972); D. B. Eller, "Hoosier Brethren and the Origins of the Restoration Movement," Indiana Magazine of History 76 (1980) and "Ohio Valley" (1976) 154-57, 179, 202; E. B. M. Angevine, "Miller and Related Families" (Ca. 1976); C. C. Y. Boyer, "Boyer Ancestors and Collaterals" (1980); J. S. Howell, Genealogical Record of the John Howell and Jacob Stutzman Families (1922); "Stutesman Family," PG. 9 (1908) 525-26; D. L. Stutzman, Descendants of Jacob C. Stutzman (1978); J. Stutzman and A. S. Stutzman, "David D. Stutzman and Mary Ann Beckler Family Record" (1964), "Addition" (1967); F. H. Weddle, Pleasant Hill (1956); E. Pennsylvania (1915) 544; New Nation (1976) 44; S. Pennsylvania (1941) 190; W. Pennsylvania (1916) 545-46; S. Ohio (1920) index; Kansas (1922) 29, 119, 260.
Johnnes Jacob - Hannah Stutzman
Compiled by Carole Henson
Jacob was born 1/1/1705 in Weilacher Hof, near Hardenberg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany to Anna Loysa (Elisabetha) Regina and Johannes Jacob Stutzman. There are many references to Jacob having been baptized Lutheran and recorded in the Lutheran Church Register of Kallstadt, Germany.
Jacob, a tailor, left Gonnheim, Germany, headed to Rotterdam and sailed from there to America with his family. Jacob arrived in Philadelphia and took his oath on October 2, 1727, having arrived on the Adventure. Jacob stayed in America, as did his brother Christian and step-brother Johann Michael Miller. His mother and other siblings died on the voyage -- and his father returned to Switzerland. There are many references to
Christian and Jacobs passage being paid by "fellow Amish" -- which required a period of service as repayment.
The marriage to Hannah is expected to have occurred between 1736 and 1764.
Jacob was a Dunker, or Brethren, while his brother, Christian became Amish or Mennonite (he has a long famly lineage on the Swiss Anabaptist site -- with database records stored for Amish and Mennonite families). Because both families inter-married with Millers and Uhlrichs, tracing the family history is a bit complicated. The decided difference appears to be their religion.
Jacob continued to improve the familys future by buying land inexpensively in the wilderness, selling it at higher rates, and buying land in newly settled areas at low prices. This way, he amassed considerable land for himself and his family. Jacob lived first in Berks County, then Chester County and Adams County, PA before settling near Hagerstown, MD in the early 1730s (verify).While there his family consisted of four sons: David, Jacob, Abraham, and Daniel; and two daughters: Hannah and Franeyor or Fanny (which may be Plantina, as there are some record that his second daughters name is Plantina.). One of these daughters was married to a Mr. Stoner, and the other to Daniel Lehr. Some folks write it Leer. Stoners came to Cambria County; Daniel Lehr went west, and finally located near Goshen, Indiana. (verify)
As described in the Ulrich family story, border disputes between Pennsylvania and Maryland, resolved by the setting of the Mason Dixon line -- as well as changes in Pennsylvania counties over the years make it a bit difficult to track all the land transactions. It was difficult to track in Jacobs time as well -- for land deemed Jacobs land was found to be his good friend Stephen Ulrichs land following surveying for the
Maxon Dixon line. Jacob acquired this property from Stephen. In 1742, Stephen Ulrich acquired 100 acres of land at Little Conewago Creek, Lancaster. This land went to Jacob Stutsman of Manheim Township, York County, in two different tracts of 100 acres -- likely after land resurveying.After the state lines were re-drawn, the Stutzman family owned propery on both sides of the PA and MD border.
October 2, 1742 Jacob Stutsman of the County of Philadelphia received a land grant of one hundred Acres of Land on Saccony Creek, which adjoined other land of his in Maxatawny Township, for Fifteen Pounds Ten shilings and the yearly Quit-Rent of One Half-penny Sterling for every Acre In 1761 Jacob Stutzman sells his land to George Wine of York County, PA and the Stutzman and Ullery families go to Conococheague Hundred of Washington Co MD, then Frederick Co MD. Listed as neighbors are Funderburg of von Funderbach and
Waggoner, which is the maiden name of Stephens mother. The land tracts in MD are called "Good Neighbour" and Good Luck" located near Clear Spring MD.
Not sure this is the right Jacob... On file in Carlisle, PA is a will dated March 15, 1773 for Jacob Stutzman of Peters Township, Cumberland County (now Franklin County), names wife Hannah and children David, Platina Stoner, Jacob, Fannie Leer, Daniel, and Abraham.
His property in Gonnheim was given, in 1773, to the guardian relatives on security.
Jacob died February 3, 1775, in Peters, Montgomery Twp., Cumberland County, PA.
From the article "A Revolutionary War Company of Maryland Militia Which Included members of the Dunker Community", by John Hale Stutesman, it appears that the men referenced include David Stutzman, eldest son of Brethren pioneer Jacob Stutzman, whose land lies on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line directly north of Clear Spring. Daniel was one of Davids brothers.
Stephen Ulrich, a son of the Brethren pioneer, Stephen Ulrich, who was a founder of the Conococheague Brethren congregation. Henry Butterbaugh, whose name was also spelled Puterbaugh, married a daughter of Stephen Ulrich, Sr.
Jacob STUTZMAN III 1
Birth: 1 JAN 1704/05 in Weilacher Hof, Hardenburg, Rheinland Pfalz, Germany 3 3
Birth: 1 JAN 1705/06 in Weilacher Hof, Hardenburg, Rheinland Pfalz 2
Death: 3 FEB 1775 in Peters, Montgomery Twp, Cumberland, Pennsylvania 3 2
NATU: 1767 4
Religion: Dunkard Chruch 4
This is possibly the immigration ship of Jacob:
1727 Adventure Galley
[List 4 A, B] Adventure Galley
Captain: John Davies (Mirion)
By Way of: Plymouth
Arrival: Philadelphia, 2 Oct 1727
Fifty-three Palatine, who with their families, make about one hundred and forty Persons.
Name, Age Place of Origin (Town, Province)
Johann Jacob Stutzman
Father: Johann Jacob STUTZMAN II b: ABT 1675 in Spiez, Near Lake Thun, Switzerland
Mother: Anna Loysa REGINA b: ABT 1684 in Weilacher, Hof, H, RP.Germany
Marriage 1 Hanna UNKNOWN b: ABT 1724 in PA
David STUTZMAN, Sr. b: ABT 1742 in PA
Plantina STUTZMAN b: ABT 1744
Jacob STUTZMAN IV b: ABT 1746 in PA
Hannah STUTZMAN b: ABT 1748
Daniel STUTZMAN b: 1753 in York, PA
Abraham STUTZMAN b: ABT 1755
Marriage 2 Magdalena STECK
Christian STUTZMAN b: 1732
1. Title: Jacob Greib descendants.FTW Text: Date of Import: Sep 17, 2002
2. Title: OneWorldTreeSM, Note: www.ancestry.com
3. Title: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~quick/d0143/g0000005.htm
4. Title: "Jacob Stutzman- his children and grandchildren" by John H. Stutesman 1982
Richard W. Davis
Adventure Galley 2 Oct 1727
Arrived in Philadelphia with Fifty-three Palatines with their families about one hundred and forty persons. Males over 16 signed the ship list.
Mennonite who signed the ship list
Johann Jacob Stutzman
Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
3. Johann Jacob Stutzman (1706-?). He may have settled in Coventry Township, Chester County. He was born at Weilacherhof, Bayern and emigrated from Gönnheim near Friedelsheim, Bayern, Germany. His wife was the sister of Michael Krehbiel of Eisenberg, Bayern. No children.
Children of Jacob Stutzman and Hannah Krehbiel are:
- +Jacob Stutzman, b. 1746, MD Or PA (Changed With Mason-Dixon), d. 1816, Trotwood, Montgomery Co., Ohio.