Adam Frederick Rasor (Reeser) (1755 - 1814)

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Birthplace: Walpack, Sussex, New Jersey
Death: Died in Wadsworth, Medina, Ohio
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About Adam Frederick Rasor (Reeser)

Research Notes for Adam Frederick Rasor (1755-1814) by Mary F. Geier : From the web: William DeCoursey decoursey@earthlink.net , on Oct. 28, 2005 Adam Frederick Rasor, male, born about 1755, near Walpack, New Jersey and died after 1814 in Wadsworth, Wayne Co. (Perhaps Medina Co.) , Ohio Father supposed to be Jacob Reeser born about 1733/1734 in New York. Wife of Adam Frederick Rasor is Anna Magdalena Schneifle Children: Christian Rasor born 1783 Christopher Rasor born 10 Mar 1787 in Westmoreland Co, Pa. William Rasor born 2 Sept 1789 George Rasor born about 1791 Margreta Rasor born 1 Jan 1792 Anna Maria Rasor

Possible Ancestry of Adam Frederick Rasor: from the above same source father of Adam could be Jacob Reeser born about 1733/1734 in New York father of Jacob Reeser could be Teunis Dennis "Reeser" "DeCoursey" Corsa born abt 1703 married 10 Nov 1726 to Elizabeth Namburgh (born abt 1710) Married in New York, N Y and died after 1763 father of Teunis "Reeser" Corsa could be Theunis Corsi who married 29 May 1702 in NY to Josyntje Van Oblinis. He died about 1704 at sea.

Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890 Adam Resser of Pa. Northampton County, Township of Easton Tax List for 1772. Page 005. Database: Pa 1772 Northampton Co., Tax List

Census Records: 1790 Census - Pennsylvania - Westmoreland - Hempfield Fredrich Razor 1 - 0 - 1

1800 Census - Pennsylvania - Armstrong Co. - Buffalo Frederick Razor males 2 up to age 10, 2 to age 16, 1 to age 45 females 1 to age 16, 1 age 45 and over. On the same page are Frederick and Jacob Everhart.

1810 Census - Pennsylvania - Armstrong Co. - Buffalo Razor, Frederick males 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 1 females 0 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 1

1810 Census - Pennsylvania - Westmoreland - Hempfield Reiser, Frederick males 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - females 2 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0

1820 Census - Pennsylvania - Westmoreland - Mount Pleasant Raser, Frederick males 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 -1-1- 0 -1 - 0 - 1- 0 -1

1830 Census - Pennsylvania - Westmoreland - Mount Pleasant Razor, Frederic males l of age 80 and under 90 females 1 of age 10-15 and 1 of age 70 and under 80 Land Records: From HISTORY OF ARMSTRONG COUNTY by Robert Walter Smith, Esq. Published 1883 in Chicago by Waterman, Watkins & Co., Found on line at Ancestry.com. Pages 443 & 516 Page 443, under the Heading "South Buffalo Township": "Next south of "Concordance," on the later of the two last-mentioned maps, is seen the Frederick Razer and A. McCall tract, 313 acres and 104 perches, called "Mount Hope," the greater part of which was included in Gapen's survey to John Bell, Jr. Razer's improvement began in August, 1793, and the patent for which was granted to Razer and McCall, February 6, 1809, who made partition of it between themselves, and McCall conveyed 165 acres of it to Razer, May 23, 1813, and Razer conveyed the ramaining 148 acres to McCall, June 21. Razer conveyed 165 acres and 104 perches to John Reamer, June 21, 1813, for $828.12 1/2 which Robert Robinson, sheriff, sold to Samuel S. Harrison on "pluries ven. ex.," No. 55, March term, 1823, in the common pleas of this county, for $280, which the latter conveyed to Hugh and James Forrester, April 2, 1833, for $500, of which about 50 acres were then cleared, "with a cabin house and cabin barn." Hugh Forrester conveyed all his interest in these 165 acres to Stephen Forrester, January 8, 1859, for $1,100, and on the same day the widow, administrator and administratrix of James Forrester released to Stephen all their interest therein, to whom it still belongs. Page 516, under the heading "History of Armstrong County": "Adjoining the Milligan tract on the south and west is an octagonal one, 342 acres, on which Frederick Razor must have either lived, or to which he claimed title, for his name is on it on the Lawson & Orr map, though it does not appear on the assessment list of either Sugar Creek or Franklin township.

U. S. House of Representative Private Claims, Vol. 3 Adam Frederick Raser Claim for Compensation for military services during the Revolutionary war. Congress 4, session 1, date 20 Jan 1796. Petition found in Journal page 384. House disposed: Leave to withdraw Report: Adverse Found on Ancestry.com, U. S. House of Representative Private Claims, Vol. 3. Washington D. C., Government Printing Office, 1863. Note: Copy requested 12/14/05. Response from Archives 12/15/05 that No records still available for this petition.

Children supposed to be born in Westmoreland Co., Pa. Westmoreland county Courthouse North Main St. Greensburg, Pa., 15601 724-830-3000 800-442-6926 Called tax assessors office and he will look for land records for Adam Frederick Rasor/Resor/Razor. 12/13/05. He called back just before Christmas, 2005 but could not find any land/tax records.

Westmoreland County Historical Society 951 Old Salem Road Greensburg, Pa 15601 724-836-1800 e-mail: history@star of the west.org

Baltzer Meyer Historical Society Baltzer Meyer Pike RD 11, Box 211 Greensburg, Pa. 15601-9712 Phone: 724-836-6915 Letter sent requesting info. on Adam Rasor and Family 12/14/05. Marie Forehan, Librarian-genealogist e-mail: leonamf@wpa.net

From Baltzer Meyer Historical Society, May, 2006: Found baptismal records for 4 of the Rasor children: Mt. Pleasant Township, St. Paul's Lutheran U Reform by Fischer

  1. 1241 Margarette born 1/1/1792 babtised 5/20/1792 Parents: Frederick Rosser and Magdalena, Witness: Martin Busch and Margaretta
  2. 1242 George, born 6/28/1795 baptised 4/29/1797 Parents: Frederick Rosser and Magdalena, Witness: Leonhart Albrecht and Elizabeth

German Church Records of Western Pennsylvania, Vol. I Translated from the Original German by Paul M. Ruff. (Vol. I contains records of three men, Baltzer Meyer was the first school master in Stwickley Settlement as it was then called. He taught school and was allowed to baptize children. This is the earliest baptismal record known for this area. The second record is by Rev. Luetge who was a Lutheran pastor, and the third is Rev. John William Weber, who was the first Reformed pastor in the area.--Note by Marie Forehan) From the section by Luetge:

  1. 192 Christoph born 10 Mar 1787 and baptised 14 May 1787 Parents: Frederich Reeser and Magdalena. Witnesses: Christoph Lewengayer and Elisabetha
  2. 62 Christian born 6 Feb 1784 and baptised 25 June 1785 Parents: Friedrich Rise and Anna Magdalena Witnesses: Johannes Spielman and Catharina

From a letter to Rev. Paul M. Ruff dated June 21, 1982 from Evelyn A. Winters or 5 East Northwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201: "The Westmoreland Historical Society has suggested that you might be able to help me verify 4 Christening Certificates of my ancestors: I. To these two parents as Thomas Winters and his wife Mary born Jone was born a son in the year of our Lord 1781 the 12th day of June. this child was baptised by the Rev. B. Moyer(probably Baltzer Meyer) and received the name of John. Wisness to the Holy Act of Baptism Christian Phirsing and his wife in the State of Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Fayette Township. II. Translated from German: To these two parents as Frederich Raesor and his wife Magdelene born Schneifle, a daughter was born into the world in the year of our Lord 1780 the 17th day of September. This daughter was born in Fayette Township in Westmoreland County, in the free state of Pennsylvania in North America and was baptised and received the name Anna Magdelena the 10th day of November in the year of the Lord Christ 1780 by Mr. Leiche. The witness were Christopher Labengeyer and wife Elisabeth. Mary Geier Note: I checked the web for Evelyn A. Winters and it appears that she was born 1901 and died 24 Feb 1988 in Lancaster Ohio. Perhaps she donated her papers or passed them down in the family?

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Adam Frederick Rasor's Timeline

1755
1755
Walpack, Sussex, New Jersey
1780
September 17, 1780
Age 25
Fayette Twp., Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
1784
February 6, 1784
Age 29
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania
1787
March 10, 1787
Age 32
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
1789
September 2, 1789
Age 34
Westmoreland, PA, USA
1791
June 28, 1791
Age 36
Pennsylvania
1792
January 1, 1792
Age 37
1814
1814
Age 59
Wadsworth, Medina, Ohio
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