Hans Johannes Gregorius Detweiler (c.1690 - 1761)

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Birthplace: Germany (probable) though the origin was Switzerland
Death: Died in Bebber's Twp (now Skippack Twp, Montgomery Co, ) Philadelphia Co, PA
Occupation: Farmer and Weaver, Farmer
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About Hans Johannes Gregorius Detweiler

690. HANS DETWILER, born 1690 in GERMANY; died 26 June 1761 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA. He married 691. SUSANNA ? Bef. 1710.

     691. SUSANNA ?, died Aft. 1750 in Skippack, Montgomery Co., PA.

Notes for HANS DETWILER:

Hans arrived in America in 1700 and settled in what was then known as Bebbers Township, Philadelphia (now Montgomery) County, Pennsylvania. He acquired 102 acres there on 8 April 1724 from Matthias Van Bebber (founder of the township) for 25 pounds. This land is believed to be situated between the Perkiomen and Skippack Creeks between the present-day Routes 29 and 113, near Rahn's Station. In 1734, he was listed in the township rolls of "Parkiomen and Skippake" with 100 acres. His homestead was used as a meetinghouse until the Franconia Meetinghouse was built.

Hans also apparently owned 178 acres in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, which he conveyed to his son John on 2 March 1742/43. Hans also bought and sold various properties around Bedminster Township, Bucks County.

In 1725, he signed a petition to re-survey Bebbers Township and establish Perkiomen and Skippack Townships from it. And in 1728, he was one of the signers of a petition to the Governor of Pennsylvania requesting protection against the Indians. (See Appendix.)

Hans was naturalized in 1730, signing his papers 'Hans Datweiler.' On a document signed on 24 December 1737 to bond his daughter Anna Clemmer as administrator of her late husband Hans Clemmer's estate, he was named as "John Debtwalter."

In his will, written 17 December 1750, he calls himself "Hans Tatwiler of ye Township of Perkyomie and Skepack" and signs it 'Hans Dotweiler.' An abstract:

    Hans Tatweiler of ye Township of Perkyomie and Skepack. To "my Dear & well beloved wife Susannah Tatwiler," 60 pounds; "my best bed with all its furniture, my best chest and all such other necessary Househould Goods as she shall have occassion of for her own use as if they were hereby named or particularized. Also the Fruit yearly & every year of her choice two rows of Aple Trees growing in my Orchard Together with a third part of my garden...". I direct that son Henry "Provide for my said wife sufficient Meat Drink Houseroom & fireing fit & convenient for her aged condition During her Natural life" and that each of the other children "deliver unto my said wife Five pounds of Hatchel flax yearly."

More About HANS DETWILER:

Burial: Lower Skippack Mennonite Cemetery

Immigrated: 1700, From Germany to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Naturalized: 1730

Occupation: Weaver/Farmer

Religion: Mennonite

Resided: Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA

Will Probated: 26 June 1761

More About SUSANNA ?:

Burial: Lower Skippack Mennonite Cemetery

Immigrated: Bef. 1724

    

Children of HANS DETWILER and SUSANNA ? are:

 		i. 	  	Jacob Detwiler, born 1710 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died 2 September 1786; married Neltgen Van Sintern Kolb 25 July 1738; born 20 July 1712.
 	345 	ii. 	  	ANNA DETWILER, born 1712 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died 18 January 1767 in Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; married (1) Hans Clemmer; married (2) FREDERICK ALDERFER 1738 in Montgomery Co., PA.
 		iii. 	  	Mary Detwiler, born Aft. 1712 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.
 		iv. 	  	Susanna Detwiler, born Bet. 1720 - 1730 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died 1777; married Hans Freed; died 8 October 1777.
 		v. 	  	Johannes Detwiler, born 24 August 1721 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died 19 December 1806; married Anna Moyer Reiff 1 November 1744; died 9 January 1798.
 		vi. 	  	Joseph Detwiler, born Cir. 1723 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died 2 November 1786; married (1) Maria Van Sintern Kolb; born 1724; married (2) Elizabeth ? Aft. 1755; died 1829.
 		vii. 	  	Henry Detwiler, born 23 November 1726 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died 23 October 1809; married Sarah Van Sintern Kolb

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672. Hans Gregorius Detweiler, born 1688 in Switzerland; died June 26, 1761 in Skippack, Montgomery Co., PA. He married 673. Susannah ? Bef. 1712.

673. Susannah ?, born Abt. 1684 in Germany; died Aft. 1761 in Skippack, Montgomery Co., PA.

Children of Hans Detweiler and Susannah ? are:

336 i. Jacob Detweiler, born 1710 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died September 01, 1786 in Montgomery Co., PA; married Neltgen Van Sintern Kolb July 25, 1738 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.

ii. Anna Maria Detweiler, born 1712 in Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pa; died January 18, 1761 in Lower Salford Twp, Montgomery Co., Pa; married (1) Hans Clemmer Abt. 1731 in Pennsylvania; born Abt. 1707; married (2) Frederick Alderfer 1738 in Montgomery Co., PA; born May 18, 1715 in Steinsfurt, Baden, Germany; died August 17, 1762 in Philadelphia, Pa.

iii. Susanna Detweiler, born 1716 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died 1777; married John (Hans) Freed; died October 08, 1777.

iv. Mary Detweiler, born 1718.

v. Johannes Detweiler, born August 24, 1721 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died December 09, 1806; married Anna Moyer Reiff November 01, 1744; died January 09, 1798.

vi. Joseph Detweiler, born 1723 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died February 11, 1786; married (1) Maria Van Sitern Kolb; born 1724; died 1755 in Upper Dublin Twp, Montgomery Co., PA; married (2) Eliza ? (?Elizabeth) Aft. 1755; born 1738; died February 26, 1827 in Germantown, PA.

vii. Henry Detweiler, born November 17, 1726 in Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died October 23, 1809; married Sarah Van Sitern Kolb; born 1732; died August 01, 1778.


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  1. Birth: 1690 in Switzerland or Germany
  2. Death: BEF 26 JUN 1761 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  3. Emigration: 1717 Most likely with 363 Palatines on 3 ships that landed at Philadelphia (This is the group that included Bishop Valentine Klemmer, Dielman Kolb, John Landis, Bishop Henrich Funk)
  4. Occupation: Farmer and weaver
  5. PROP: 1724 Bought 100 acre farm in Skippack, Montgomery County ( between Skippack and Perkiomen Creeks between present day Routes 29 and 113 near Rahn's Station), from Matthis Van Bebber
  6. Event: Signed 10 MAY 1728 Signed petition for relief from "ingians".
  7. Burial: Lower Skippack Mennonite Cemetery, Perkiomen, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  8. Event: Emigrated 1717 In second wave of Palatine Mennonites to land in Philadelphia. Generally, those Swiss-born headed to Pequea area of Lancaster County, and others moved into Skippack. Bishops Valentine Klemmer, Benedict Brechbill, and Burghalter in group.

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  1. ID: I009873
  2. Name: Hans \ Johannes \ John * Detweiler
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: ABT 1690 in (probably) Germany (though the origin was Switzerland)
  5. Death: 1761 in Bebber's Twp (now Skippack Twp, Montgomery Co, ) Philadelphia Co, PA - probably buried Lower Skippack Menn Cem
  6. Note:
   From A Genealogical History of the Detweiler, Detwiler Family, compiled by Elizabeth A. Zern Smith, 1993:
   Hans probably came to Pa between 1710 and 1720. Whether he was marri ed at the time of immigration is not known. On 8 April 1724 Matthias V an Bebber and his wife Hermana granted to Hans Tottweiller of Berbers Tw p. Philadelphia Co., for 25 pounds, 102 acres, 52 perches (Deed Book 11, p age 238, Montgomery County Court House). In 1725 Hans Tetweiller with thi rty four others signed a petition which was presented to the Court of Quar ter Sessions of Philadelphia ordering the surveying and formation of the t ownship of Skippack and Perkiomen...At that time Skippack and the surround ing townships were part of Philadelphia County since Montgomery County w as not established until 1784.
   Although Indians were not much of a problems for the pioneers of Bebber 's Township, due to the Indian situation further west around Falkners Swam p, "The 1728 petition For Protection Against the Indians" was signed by mo st of the residents of what is now upper Montgomery County, and accordi ng to Dr. William J. Hinke this petition furnished a good census of the Pe rkiomen Valley. Many of the men who signed the petition were Mennonites in cluding Hans Detweiler who was the nineteenth of twenty-seven signatur es on the petition to Governor John Roberts.
   Hans Detweiler is listed among the first settlers of Berks and Philadelph ia counties (now Montgomery County), naturalized between 1729 and 1730 (Se ction 11 of the Appendix, page 434, in Rupp's Index to the 30,000 Nam es of Immigrants in Pennsylvania, 1727,1776) together with 83 other inhabi tants of Philadelphia County, most of these probably being from the area n ow known as Montgomery County. Since all of the English immigrants were B ritish subjects, only immigrants of European extraction, many of them Menn onites, were required to take the oath of allegiance or become naturalize d. Hans was a weaver by trade and records show he owned land and paid qui trent prior to 1734. The annual audit book, "The Skippack Alms book ," of the Mennonite church was signed twice between 1750 and 1757.
   Hans & Susanna Detweiler had their homestead at Skippack (which was th en called Bebber's Township) from the 1720's until their deaths. It is th ought that this property is in Perkiomen Twp. between the Skippack and Per kiomen Creeks at the head of a small stream between the present route 29 a nd route 113, not far from Rhan's Station. On the 1848 Montgomery Coun ty map it is 40 degrees 13' latitude and 0 degrees 36' longitude and mark ed J. Bean across from the H. Tyson farm. Between 1735 and 1742 Hans Detw eiler bought and sold various properties around Bedminister Twp, Bucks. A ccording to Edna Gehman, the old Detweiler homestead was in Bebber's Towns hip, Phila. Co., which is now Skippack Twp, Montgomery County. It was us ed as a meeting house before the Franconia meeting house was built.
   The exact date of death of Hans and Susanna Detweiler is not known, n or is the burial site although most generally agree that they are buried at Lower Skippack Mennonite cemetery. Hans Detweiler's will was ma de 17 December 1750, and it mentions his wife by name, Susanna Tatweiler. Since no new will was made between 1750 and 1761, the year of Han's dea th, it is probable that Susanna was still living at that time. The will w as probated June 26, 1761 (can be found at the Orphans Court, County of Ph iladelphia.)
   It is believed that Mary is the middle name of Anna Detweiler since in Han's Account Book it states..."This is what Mary Dottweiller hath received f rom her father at her marriage Day in goods and others the value of... 40 17 01" and "now what his daughter Susanna hath received from her father at her marriage Day to the value of... 39 07 07." There is no menti on of the name Anna; however, Anna was married first to Hans Klemmer who d ied in 1737. In 1738 she married Frederick Alderfer and was still alive w hen her father died. As Alderfers of America states "She was known as An na to her contemporaries."

Marriage 1 Susanna (nee unknown) * Detweiler b: ABT 1691

   * Married: ABT 1710 in Germany or PA & resided Montgomery Co

Children

  1. Has Children Jacob * Detweiler b: ABT 1711 in Germany or Montgomery Co, PA
  2. Has Children Anna Maria * Detweiler b: ABT 1712 in what is now Montgomery Co, PA
  3. Has Children Johannes \ John * Detweiler , Jr b: 24 AUG 1721 in what is now Montgomery Co, PA
  4. Has Children Joseph Detweiler b: ABT 1724 in what is now Montgomery Co, PA
  5. Has Children Heinrich \ Henry Detweiler b: 23 NOV 1726 in what is now Montgomery Co, PA
  6. Has Children Susanna Detweiler b: AFT 1730 in what is now Montgomery Co, PA
  7. Has Children Samuel Detweiler b: BEF 1737 in PA - unproven as son of Hans & Susanna...SPECULATION only

-------------------- Was a farmer and a weaver; It is believed that he arrived in America as

part of three shiploads of Palatines, including 363 persons, which docked

in Philadelphia late in the summer of 1717., Resided aft. 1720 at

Skippack, Lower Salford, Montgomery Co, PA, Purchased 102 acres in

Skippack from Mathias VANBEBBER 8 April 1724, With 34 others, signed a

petition ordering the surveying and formation of the township of Skippack

and Perkiomen. The petionion was presented to the Court of Quarter

Sessions 1725 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co, PA, Signed, with 76 other

Pennsylvania pioneers, the HREF="glossary.html#colebrookdale">"Petition of the Inhabitants of

Colebrookdale" for protection against the Indians 10 May 1728,

Naturalized along 83 others from Philadelphia County. Immigrants from

England were British subjects; other European immigrants were required to

either take an oath of allegiance or become naturalized. 1729/30, Made

will (M/130)- Named wife, Susannah. Named children Henry, Jacob, John,

Joseph, Anna, Mary, and Susannah. 17 December 1750 at Philadelphia Co,

PA, Will proven 26 June 1761, Probably buried aft. 26 June 1761 at Lower

Skippack Mennonite Cemetery, Perkiomen, Montgomery Co, PA -------------------- Birth: ABT 1690 in Europe (Germany or Switzerland) Death: 1761 in Bebber's Twp (now Skippack Twp, Montgomery Co, ) Philadelphia Co, PA - probably buried Lower Skippack Menn Cem Note: From A Genealogical History of the Detweiler, Detwiler Family, compil ed by Elizabeth A. Zern Smith, 1993: Hans probably came to Pa between 1710 and 1720. Whether he was marri ed at the time of immigration is not known. On 8 April 1724 Matthias V an Bebber and his wife Hermana granted to Hans Tottweiller of Berbers Tw p. Philadelphia Co., for 25 pounds, 102 acres, 52 perches (Deed Book 11, p age 238, Montgomery County Court House). In 1725 Hans Tetweiller with thi rty four others signed a petition which was presented to the Court of Quar ter Sessions of Philadelphia ordering the surveying and formation of the t ownship of Skippack and Perkiomen...At that time Skippack and the surround ing townships were part of Philadelphia County since Montgomery County w as not established until 1784.

Although Indians were not much of a problems for the pioneers of Bebber 's Township, due to the Indian situation further west around Falkners Swam p, "The 1728 petition For Protection Against the Indians" was signed by mo st of the residents of what is now upper Montgomery County, and accordi ng to Dr. William J. Hinke this petition furnished a good census of the Pe rkiomen Valley. Many of the men who signed the petition were Mennonites in cluding Hans Detweiler who was the nineteenth of twenty-seven signatur es on the petition to Governor John Roberts.

Hans Detweiler is listed among the first settlers of Berks and Philadelph ia counties (now Montgomery County), naturalized between 1729 and 1730 (Se ction 11 of the Appendix, page 434, in Rupp's Index to the 30,000 Nam es of Immigrants in Pennsylvania, 1727,1776) together with 83 other inhabi tants of Philadelphia County, most of these probably being from the area n ow known as Montgomery County. Since all of the English immigrants were B ritish subjects, only immigrants of European extraction, many of them Menn onites, were required to take the oath of allegiance or become naturalize d. Hans was a weaver by trade and records show he owned land and paid qui trent prior to 1734. The annual audit book, "The Skippack Alms book ," of the Mennonite church was signed twice between 1750 and 1757.

Hans & Susanna Detweiler had their homestead at Skippack (which was th en called Bebber's Township) from the 1720's until their deaths. It is th ought that this property is in Perkiomen Twp. between the Skippack and Per kiomen Creeks at the head of a small stream between the present route 29 a nd route 113, not far from Rhan's Station. On the 1848 Montgomery Coun ty map it is 40 degrees 13' latitude and 0 degrees 36' longitude and mark ed J. Bean across from the H. Tyson farm. Between 1735 and 1742 Hans Detw eiler bought and sold various properties around Bedminister Twp, Bucks. A ccording to Edna Gehman, the old Detweiler homestead was in Bebber's Towns hip, Phila. Co., which is now Skippack Twp, Montgomery County. It was us ed as a meeting house before the Franconia meeting house was built.

The exact date of death of Hans and Susanna Detweiler is not known, n or is the burial site although most generally agree that they are buri ed at Lower Skippack Mennonite cemetery. Hans Detweiler's will was ma de 17 December 1750, and it mentions his wife by name, Susanna Tatweile r. Since no new will was made between 1750 and 1761, the year of Han's dea th, it is probable that Susanna was still living at that time. The will w as probated June 26, 1761 (can be found at the Orphans Court, County of Ph iladelphia.)

It is believed that Mary is the middle name of Anna Detweiler since in Han 's Account Book it states..."This is what Mary Dottweiller hath received f rom her father at her marriage Day in goods and others the value of... 40 17 01" and "now what his daughter Susanna hath received from her fath er at her marriage Day to the value of... 39 07 07." There is no menti on of the name Anna; however, Anna was married first to Hans Klemmer who d ied in 1737. In 1738 she married Frederick Alderfer and was still alive w hen her father died. As Alderfers of America states "She was known as An na to her contemporaries."

-------------------- From A Genealogical History of the Detweiler, Detwiler Family, compil ed by Elizabeth A. Zern Smith, 1993: Hans probably came to Pa between 1710 and 1720. Whether he was married at the time of immigration is not known. On 8 April 1724 Matthias Van Bebber and his wife Hermana granted to Hans Tottweiller of Berbers Twp. Philadelphia Co., for 25 pounds, 102 acres, 52 perches (Deed Book 11, p age 238, Montgomery County Court House). In 1725 Hans Tetweiller with thirty four others signed a petition which was presented to the Court of Quarter Sessions of Philadelphia ordering the surveying and formation of the township of Skippack and Perkiomen...At that time Skippack and the surrounding townships were part of Philadelphia County since Montgomery County was not established until 1784.

Although Indians were not much of a problems for the pioneers of Bebber 's Township, due to the Indian situation further west around Falkners Swam p, "The 1728 petition For Protection Against the Indians" was signed by mo st of the residents of what is now upper Montgomery County, and according to Dr. William J. Hinke this petition furnished a good census of the Perkiomen Valley. Many of the men who signed the petition were Mennonites including Hans Detweiler who was the nineteenth of twenty-seven signatures on the petition to Governor John Roberts.

Hans Detweiler is listed among the first settlers of Berks and Philadelphia counties (now Montgomery County), naturalized between 1729 and 1730 (Section 11 of the Appendix, page 434, in Rupp's Index to the 30,000 Nam es of Immigrants in Pennsylvania, 1727,1776) together with 83 other inhabitants of Philadelphia County, most of these probably being from the area n ow known as Montgomery County. Since all of the English immigrants were British subjects, only immigrants of European extraction, many of them Mennonites, were required to take the oath of allegiance or become naturalize d. Hans was a weaver by trade and records show he owned land and paid qui trent prior to 1734. The annual audit book, "The Skippack Alms book ," of the Mennonite church was signed twice between 1750 and 1757.

Hans & Susanna Detweiler had their homestead at Skippack (which was then called Bebber's Township) from the 1720's until their deaths. It is th ought that this property is in Perkiomen Twp. between the Skippack and Perkiomen Creeks at the head of a small stream between the present route 29 and route 113, not far from Rhan's Station. On the 1848 Montgomery Coun ty map it is 40 degrees 13' latitude and 0 degrees 36' longitude and mark ed J. Bean across from the H. Tyson farm. Between 1735 and 1742 Hans Detweiler bought and sold various properties around Bedminister Twp, Bucks. According to Edna Gehman, the old Detweiler homestead was in Bebber's Towns hip, Phila. Co., which is now Skippack Twp, Montgomery County. It was us ed as a meeting house before the Franconia meeting house was built.

The exact date of death of Hans and Susanna Detweiler is not known, nor is the burial site although most generally agree that they are buried at Lower Skippack Mennonite cemetery. Hans Detweiler's will was made 17 December 1750, and it mentions his wife by name, Susanna Tatweiler. Since no new will was made between 1750 and 1761, the year of Han's death, it is probable that Susanna was still living at that time. The will w as probated June 26, 1761 (can be found at the Orphans Court, County of Philadelphia.)

It is believed that Mary is the middle name of Anna Detweiler since in Han 's Account Book it states..."This is what Mary Dottweiller hath received from her father at her marriage Day in goods and others the value of... 40 17 01" and "now what his daughter Susanna hath received from her father at her marriage Day to the value of... 39 07 07." There is no mention of the name Anna; however, Anna was married first to Hans Klemmer who d ied in 1737. In 1738 she married Frederick Alderfer and was still alive w hen her father died. As Alderfers of America states "She was known as Anna to her contemporaries."

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Hans Johannes Gregorius Detweiler's Timeline

1690
1690
Germany (probable) though the origin was Switzerland
1710
1710
Age 20
Skippack, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
1711
1711
Age 21
Probably Province of Pennsylvania, Probably Heiliges Römisches Reich (Present Germany)
1712
1712
Age 22
Germany
1716
1716
Age 26
Hatfield Twp., Montgomery, PA
1717
1717
Age 27
Philadelphia, PA, USA
1721
August 24, 1721
Age 31
Rahns Station, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
1724
1724
Age 34
Skippack,Montgomery,Pennsylvania,USA
1726
November, 1726
Age 36
1732
1732
Age 42