Conrad Conrad Kerschner (1717 - 1791)

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Birthplace: Germany
Death: Died in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: note: owner (or father of) Kerschner house in Winterthur
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Conrad Kirschner, M, * 1719 (err./calc.); Immigration Philadelphia 27.8.1733, Name: Conrad Kirschner 5; Immigration Philadelphia 27.8.1733, Name: Conreet Kesnoser, Alter / Age: 14 J.

Conrad Kirscher (Kerschner), born: 1717 in Germany. He arrived on the Ship ELIZABETH, August 27, 1733 from Palatinate of Germany by the way of Rotterdam, Holland and settled with his parents in the Hain's Church-Warnerville region of what was then Lancaster County and is now Berks County, Pennsylvania.

According to the ship passenger list, Conrad Kerschner was born 1719. A new tombstone placed beside the old original red stone reads: Conrad Kirschner born: 1717 and died: 1791. Dr. A. G. Kerschner of Norristown, Pennsylvania had the new gray granite stone placed beside the original stone in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery (now the Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery). The original reads:

German: Heir Ruhet Der Leib Von Conrad Kirschner Gebore D 15 Sept. 1717 er Starb Dewn 21 ten April; 1791 Alter 73 Jahr 7 mo und 6 tag Leichen Tex Nahemia Cap 13 verse 29

Translation: Here lies the body of Conrad Kirschner Born: 15, Sept., 1717 He died 21 of April, 1791 Funeral Tex Jeremiah Cap. 13, verse 29

Conrad Kirsachner left the Wernerville region because of too many mountains and hills. He moved to Windsor Castle region because the land was better. It was during the days of the French and Indian Wars but the Indians were back of the Blue Mountains.

Conrad Kirschner is buried in Zion Church of Christ Cemetery (formerly the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery) in Windsor Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The cemetery is located between Shoemakersville and Windsor Castle, Zion Church of Christ is a beautiful dark red brick church, standing upon a slight hill to the right of the road. It has one tall spire and a shorter one to the left.

Conrad Kirschner, like many others of that time, were deeply religious and anxious for the spread of worship of the Gospel. It was therefore neccary to have a house of worship closer to their homes. conrad Kirschner had moved his farm in Windsor Township, close to the sight of the Zion Lutheran Church. He journeyed to Philadephia as early as 1759 or 1760 for the purpose of getting a grtant of land on which to erect a church and schoolhouse. William Penn's sons granted hin a tract of 40 acres of land upon which a log church was built in 1861. Thirteen or fourteen years later the original church was replaced by a larger and finer building. These two chrches stood at the very southern end of the cemetery. This stone church was in use during the Revolutionary War as an arsenal and store house when food and clothing were solicited for the army. During the war, the congregation assembled in a barn belonging to Conrad Kershner to worship. They also met there when the third church was being built. THE KERSHNER FAMILIES OF MARYLAND 1731-1977 VOL. I, by Mary Kershner Maxwell.

"At the Courthouse aforsaid, August 27, 1733. Fifty eight Palatines who with their families making in all one hundred and seventy two Persons, were imported here in the SHIP ELIZABETH, of London, Edward Lee, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Dover, as by Clearance thence, were qualified as before." Minutes of the Proviuncial Council. printed in COLONIAL RECORDS, VOL.III, Pages: 5 and 6.

List 30B -- Palatines imported in the SHIP ELIZABETH, of London, Edward Lee, Master, from rotterdam, but last from Dover, pt Clearance thence, Qualified aug. 27, 1733.

Johannes Kesnoser, farmer, age 50 (first namne on the list of men). Kertroudt (Gertrude) Kesnoser, age 50, (first name on the list of women). Conree (Conrad) Kesnoserm age 14, (first name on the list of children). Johan Yerck (George) Kenoser, age 12, (second name on the list of children). PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN PIONEERS VOL. I, by Ralph Strassburger, pages: 113-115 and 765-767.

The Oath of Allegiance Conrad Kerschner of Windsor Township, part of the First Battalion, Berks County Militia under Captain Nicholas Scheffer on duty at New Town, January 2, 1777. BLUE BOOK OF SCHUYLILL COUNTY, by Ella Elliott, pages: 143-144.


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Parents:
 Johannes Kirschner (1693 - 1742)
 Gertrudt Dietrich Kirschner (1683 - 1786)

Spouse:
 Anna Catharina Beck Kerschner (1723 - 1813)*

Children:
 Johann Conrad Kerschner (1744 - 1813)*
 Johann Peter Kerschner (1749 - 1812)*
 Mathias Kerschner (1751 - ____)*
 Philippina Kerschner Fenstermacher (1753 - 1837)*
 Jeremiah Kerschner (1757 - 1826)*
 Maria Margaret Kerschner Hinkel (1757 - 1835)*
 Jonathan Kerschner (1764 - 1836)*
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Burial: Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery Windsor Castle Berks County Pennsylvania, USA

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Conrad Kerschner's Timeline

1717
September 15, 1717
Germany
1743
1743
Age 25
Berks, Pennsylvania
1744
August 1, 1744
Age 26
Windsor Twp., Lancaster, Pa
1746
July 5, 1746
Age 28
Windsor Twp., Lancaster, Pa
1747
November 1, 1747
Age 30
Windsor Twp., Lancaster, Pa
1749
April 17, 1749
Age 31
Windsor Twp., Lancaster, Pa
1751
February 22, 1751
Age 33
Windsor Twp., Lancaster, Pa
1753
September 20, 1753
Age 36
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
1756
April 2, 1756
Age 38
Windsor Twp., Berks, Pa
1757
February 10, 1757
Age 39
Windsor Twp., Berks, Pa