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About Eva Elizabeth Gottschalk (Kuster)

Eva Doors KUSTER was born between 1681 and 1688 in Kaldenkirchen, Lower Rhine, Prussia, German.(5411) She died after 1748 in Towamencin, Philadelphia, Pa..(5412)  Parents: Paulus Von Haren CUSTER and Gertrude Op Den Graeff DOORS.

She was married to Godshalk Hermans GODSHALK in 1713 in Germantown, Philadelphia Co., Pa.. (5413) Children were: Anna Mary GODSHALK, Syken Custer GODSHALK.

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Godshalk7 GODSHALK (Jacob Henricks6 GODTSCHALK , Bishop, Gottschalk THONIS5 (THEUNISSEN), Thones4 COMES, Gottschalk3, Thonis E.2, Gottschalk1) was born 1693 in Goch, Germany, and died Bef. September 26, 1748 in Towamencin Township, Pennsylvania (age 45). He married Eve CUSTER 1713 in Germantown, Pensylvania, daughter of Paulus CUSTER and Gertrude STREYPERS.

Notes for Godshalk GODSHALK:

--His will was probated on 26 September 1748.

--Source of information: Jennie SPERLING (Lansdale, PA);

He spoke 3 languages, Dutch, English, German.

He came to America with his Father in 1702 and was naturalized with his Father, on 29 September 1709, by the Act of Council of Philadelphia ... under the name of Gaedschalk GAEDSCHALCK Van Der Heggin, which indicates his ancestral home was originally in Germany.

He acquired 123 acres of land adjoining his Father's property, in 1714. He was a miller and a farmer. The Skippack Creek flowed through his tract. The Continental Army passed through his tract and George WASHINGTON used the home of Joseph Smith, a neighbor, as his headquarters in 1777 during the Battle of Germantown. In 1725, he purchased 50 more acres from Isaac PENNINGTON in Lower Salford Township. His property was in the hands of the Godshalk family for 135 years, until 1849.

Godshalk GODSHALK and his father petioned for the laying out of the Skippack Road adn later he petioned for the Sunnytown Toad to be laid out. Towamencin Township was created in 1728. Up to this time the only roads were trails.

He died in 1748 at the age of 45, leaving a will dated 15 March 1747, propated, 26 September 1748, in which he direct that his wife was to have all the property until the youngest son Peter comes of age. Then the estate wsa to be divided between the 14 children. By 1769 all the heirs had joined in a deed conveying this real estate to their brother Garrett GODSHALK, who got about 173 acres. Godshalk is buried at the Towamencin Meeting House.

--Source of information: Carl H. GOTTSHALL (gottshal@ix.netcom.com); Shows his death date as 1759.

--Source of information: Michael A. Barnhart (Barnhart@imagin.net http://www.imagin.net/~barnhart); Godshalk Godshalk (Gaedtschalck Gaedtschalcks) & Eva Custer Gaedtschalck was born 1693 and came to America with his father; he was naturalized in 1708. He too was a turner. He married Eva Custer, daughter of Paul and Gertrude Custer, around 1713. He purchased 123 acres in Towamensin Twp on the Skippack Creek, and another 50 acres (where he built a mill on the Skippack) in Salford Twp. He died 1748. Children: Garrret Custer (see next) Jacob (m. Helena Shrager) William (m. Gertrude Hunsicker) Syken (m. Goshen Shrager) Mary (m. John Johnson); Catherine Margaret (m. Henry Cassel) Garret (m. Edia Boose) Jane Magdalena (m. John Hendricks) Gertrude (m. Mathias Hendricks) John (m. Hannah) Ann (m. Melchior Yoder) Eva (m. Jacob Schwartz) Peter (m. Elizabeth Schwartz) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------- Will of Godschalk Godschalk (Admr. book Fp. 161 Phila.) In the name of God amen this 15 day of March anno domi one thousand seven hundred and forty seven/eight I Godschalk Godschalk of Towamensin in the county of Phila. husbandman being weak in body but of perfect understanding sound and disposing mind and memory thanks be to God therefore remembering my latter end and the uncertain of this transitory life do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and former following Imprimis and first of all I recommend my soul unto the hands of God my merciful saviour and creator and my body to the earth whence I came decently to be buried at the direction of mine executors hereafter named whom I also charge and devise to pay all my just debts my legacies herein mentioned and now touching such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased the Lord to bless mine endeavers I devise and dispose of the same as follows viz. My sons and daughters that are married have received several things at their marriage and it is my will that all the rest of my children shall receive as much at their marriage except Magdlen shall have ten pounds more than any of the rest and that at her age Secondly my Will is that my wife shall bring up my children out of my estate until my youngest son Peter arives to age of twenty years. Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my lovin wife Eve all the remainder of my estate both real and personal until my youngest son arives at the age of twenty years Fourthly it is my will that when my youngest son Peter arrives at the age of twenty years that then my will is that my executors shall devoid my estate between my loving wife and my fourteen children to wit Wm. Suken Mary Catherin Margaret Garret Janecen Magdlen Gertrude John Ann Eve & Peter Godschalk shear alike except my loving wife shall have twenty pounds current lawful money to be raised out of my estate to be paid unto her by my executors. More than Eny The Bebore Said Children Fifthly and it is my will that my loving wife shall live on the said plantation during her natural life with molestation of my said children or my executors Finall I give all my said children to the care of my loving wife to bring them up out of my estate and I do hereby nominate and appoint my brother in law Peter Custer and Wm. Nash joynt executors of this my last will and testament revoking and

disallowing al other former wills and testaments in witness whereof I have set hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Godschalk Godschalk.

More About Godshalk GODSHALK:

Fact 12: Miller and farmer

Notes for Eve CUSTER:

--Source of information: Harry ADAMS (Bedminster, PA); Her last name is spelled KUSTER.

    

Children of Godshalk GODSHALK and Eve CUSTER are:

+ 25 i. Syken Custer8 GODSHALK, died 1769.

 	26 	ii. 	  	Mary Custer GOTTSCHALL. She married John JOHNSON.
 	27 	iii. 	  	Catharine Custer GOTTSCHALL, died 1795.
	Notes for Catharine Custer GOTTSCHALL:

--She died unmarried.

 	28 	iv. 	  	Jancien (Jane) Custer GOTTSCHALL, born in of Towamencin Township, Pennsylvania; died 1802.
	Notes for Jancien (Jane) Custer GOTTSCHALL:

--She died unmarried.

 	29 	v. 	  	Magdalena Custer GOTTSCHALL. She married John HENDRICKS.
 	30 	vi. 	  	Gertrude Custer GOTTSCHALL. She married Matthias HENDRICKS.

+ 31 vii. Jacob Custer GOTTSHALL, born 1715; died 1798.

+ 32 viii. Margaret GOTTSCHALL, born 1726; died 1797.

+ 33 ix. Garret Custer GOTTSCHALL, born Abt. 1727; died 1819.

+ 34 x. William Custer GOTTSHALL, born Abt. 1733; died 1781.

 	35 	xi. 	  	John Custer GOTTSCHALL, born July 22, 1737 in Towamencin Township, Pennsylvania; died July 15, 1814 in Doylestown Mennonite Church, Pensylvania (age 76 years, 11 months). He married Hannah HENDRICKS.
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Eva Elizabeth Gottschalk's Timeline

1688
1688
Kaldenkirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
1691
1691
Age 3
Germantown, PA, USA
1713
1713
Age 25
PA, USA
1715
1715
Age 27
Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
1721
1721
Age 33
Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
1723
1723
Age 35
Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
1725
1725
Age 37
Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
1726
1726
Age 38
Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
1727
1727
Age 39
Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
1728
1728
Age 40
Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States