Daniel Etter (1750 - 1803) MP

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Birthplace: Palmyra, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia, United States
Occupation: Revolutionary War Soldier, Private in Capt. James Finley's Comp. of Militia
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About Daniel Etter

Christening: 3 Jun 1752 , Hebron Quit. Ch, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Family Data Collection - Births

about Daniel Etter

Name: Daniel Etter

Father: Gerhard Etter

Mother: Catharine Banga

Birth Date: 28 Apr 1752

City: Hanover

County: Lancaster

State: PA

Country: USA


Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

about Daniel Etter

Name: Daniel Etter

Year: 1750

Place: Pennsylvania

Family Members: Wife Catharina; Child Elisabeth; Child Peter; Child Daniel

Source Publication Code: 3171

Primary Immigrant: Etter, Gerhard

Annotation: List of Moravian families in Quitopehille, a Moravian settlement, in the year 1752. Gives the European birthplaces of emigrant ancestors. Entitled, "Catalogus der Geschwister in Quitopehille den 25. Oktober 1752," the original is preserved in the Moravian

Source Bibliography: HINKE, WILLIAM J., compiler. "Lebanon County Moravians-1752." In The Pennsylvania Dutchman, vol. 2:13 (Dec. 1, 1950), p. 6.

Page: 6


U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

about Daniel Etter

Name: Daniel Etter

Gender: male

Birth Place: PA

Birth Year: 1752

Spouse Name: Mary Magdalen ???

Spouse Birth Year: 1760

Number Pages: 1


1820 United States Federal Census

about Daniel Etter

Name: Daniel Etter

Township: Evensham

County: Wythe

State: Virginia


American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

about Daniel Etter

Name: Daniel Etter

Birth Date: 1750

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Volume: 51

Page Number: 232

Reference: Ten "Series" of "Pennsylvnia Archives" have been so far published in from 5 to 31v. Ea. Philadelphia and Harrisburg. 1852- ( We have indexed Series 2, v.2 and v.8 ( early Pa. marriage recds.) And all the v. of SeriesV. Which contain nearly complete Pa. Rev. War recds.)Ser.5:2:870, 967, 995; 3:176; 4:126; 5:459, 553


U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783

about Daniel Etter

Name: Daniel Etter

Rank - Induction: Drumr

Roll Box: 82

Roll State: PA

Rev. War Records, "Fincastle and Montgomery County" pg 70 under Capt. James Finley's Comp. of Militia by Arlene Carter


In Wythe Co. deed book #3, page 54 is entry that Daniel and Mary gave a 1 acre lot to the Trustees and Congregation of St. Johns Lutheran and Reformed Church in November 1800..


Family Data Collection - Deaths

about Daniel Etter

Name: Daniel Etter

Death Date: 5 Sep 1803

City: Wytheville

County: Wythe

State: VA

Country: USA

Burial: Wytheville, St Johns Luth Ce, Wythe, Virginia

The following heirs of Daniel were listed in the Wythe County, Virginia Supreme Court Chancery Record, Book 3, page 138; Catherine and Henry Rader, Peter Etter, Mary and John Rader, John and Christina (Steffey) Etter, SAMUEL and RESINA ETTER, Henry Etter, Elizabeth and Peter Catron, Rebecca and John Bumgardner, Daniel and Mary (Lindemood) Etter, Christine and Michael Brown, Rachael and Henry Kinser and William Etter.

Source: Wythe County, Virginia Administrators, Book 1, page 287-292.

On 13 June 1804 John Etter and John Rader together with Joseph Brown and Andrew Brown signed the appraisal for Daniel's estate (8 beds, 7 head horse, 8 cattle, 23 sheep, 49 hogs, 3 spinning wheels, loom, etc. See book by Arlene Carter for more detail).


Name: Daniel Etter

Sex: M

Birth: 27 APR 1750 in Palmyra, Hanover, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Death: 5 SEP 1803 in Wytheville, , Wythe, Virginia

Christening: 3 JUN 1750 , Hebron Quit. Ch, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Burial: Wytheville, St Johns Luth Ce, Wythe, Virginia

Father: Gerhard Etter b: in Riggisberg, Kanton Bern , Switzerland c: 27 JAN 1717/18 in Kirchenthurnen, , Kanton Bern, Switzerland

Mother: Catharina BANGA b: in Munchenstein, , Basel, Switzerland c: 26 OCT 1717 in Munchenstein, , Basel, Switzerland

Marriage 1 Mary Magdalen Rein


  1. Catharine Etter b: ABT 1772
  2. Peter Etter b: ABT 1774
  3. Mary Etter b: ABT 1776
  4. John Etter b: ABT 1778 in , , Montgomery, Virginia
  5. Samuel E. Etter b: ABT 1780 in , Wythe, Virginia
  6. Henry Etter b: 25 AUG 1783 in , Wythe, Virginia
  7. Elizabeth Etter b: 16 AUG 1785 in , , Montgomery, Virginia
  8. Rebecca Etter b: 20 FEB 1787 in , Wythe, Virginia
  9. Daniel Etter b: 28 SEP 1791 in , Wythe, Virginia
  10. Christena Etter b: ABT 1793 in , Wythe, Virginia
  11. Rachel Etter b: ABT 1795 in , Wythe, Virginia
  12. William Henry Etter b: 6 MAY 1800 in Evansham, Wythe, Virginia


   Title: GEDCOM file imported on 26 Oct 1998.
   Author: margie Etter
   Title: GEDCOM file imported on 28 Oct 1998.
   Title: Piety.FTW
   Media: Other
   Text: Date of Import: Nov 7, 2005 

Notes from Find A Grave:

Birth: Apr. 28, 1750 Lebanon County Pennsylvania, USA

Death: Sep. 5, 1803 Wythe County Virginia, USA

His tombstone says he died in 1805 but his estate was appraised in 1803. He donated the land for the burying ground of St. John's Church. Son of Gerhand Etter born 27 Jan 1717/18 in Bern, Switzerland, died 26 April 1783 in Lancaster Co. Pa. and Catherine Banga born 26 Oct 1717 in Bern, Switzerland and died 20 Apr 1788 in Lancaster County. Daniel served as a Fife and Drummer during the Revolutionary War. He married Mary Magdalena Rein 25 April 1781 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Pa. issue: Catherine m. Henry Rader, Mary m. John Laughner, John m. Phoebe Michaels, Henry m. Elizabeth Parks, Peter m. Polly Erwin, Elizabeth m. Peter Kettering, Margaret Rebecca m. John Baumgardner, Samuel, Daniel m. Mary Magdalena Lindamood, Rachel m. Henry Kinzer, Christina m. Michael Brown, William Henry m. Nancy Haynes.

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Daniel Etter's Timeline

April 27, 1750
Palmyra, Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
Age 20
Lancaster County, Province of Pennsylvania
Age 21
Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania (became Lebanon Co.-1813)
Age 23
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
Age 25
Montgomery County, Virginia, USA (became Wythe Co. in 1790)
Age 27
Montgomery, VA, USA
Age 29
Montgomery County, Virginia, USA (became Wythe Co. in 1790)
August 25, 1783
Age 33
Montgomery, VA, USA
August 16, 1785
Age 35
Montgomery County, Virginia, USA (became Wythe Co. in 1790)
February 20, 1787
Age 36
Wythe, VA, USA