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Nicknames: "Herman"
Place of Burial: Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Birthplace: Menden, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
Death: Died in Providence Township, Montgomery County, Province of Philadelphia
Managed by: Samantha (Donna) Fox
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About Harmon DeHaven

From The Historical Society of Trappe, Collegeville, Perkiomen Valley, Inc. work on the Andrew Miller House — Dewees Tavern:


According to the genealogical research of Dr. Ralph L. Johnson and Dr. David H. Bergey, published in The Perkiomen Region in 1934, the part of the Trappe area under consideration was part of the Streeper Tract and the Arets Tract. William Penn conveyed 500 acres to William Streeper in 1705. Half of that descended to his son Peter Jansen. Jansen sold part of that to Herman IndeHaven, who on December 20, 1722, sold 42 perches by 4 perches to Nicholas Cressman, Frederick Marsteller—Church Wardens of the Dutch Lutheran Congregation and their Society. The other half was inherited by his son Leonard, who sold a tract to John Nicholas Kressman, who in turn sold on March 14, 1744/5 81½ acres to Henry Melchior Muhlenberg and his wife Mary Weiser.

Penn granted to Lenart Arets 1000 acres adjoining the Manor of Gilberts, land of Jacob Telner, and land of Edward Lane. Lenart Arets was married to a sister of William Streeper. In 1749 139¼ acres of that land was sold to Johan Jacob Miller. A connection between Johan Jacob Miller and Andrew Miller has not been established.

In 1706 Gerhard and Herman Indehaven moved out from Germantown into what was once called van Bebber’s Township (later Skippack and Perkiomen Township, now Skippack Township), having purchased 440 acres on the upper side of the Skippack Creek, one mile long along the Lower Salford township line and 220 perches wide on both sides of the Skippack Road. On May 2, 1723, Gerhard and Herman Indehaven sold 200 acres at the upper end of their tract to Peter Janson. Gerhard Indehaven, or DeHaven, built a saw mill and a grist mill on the Skippack Creek near the present Skippack Village and also kept an ordinary, or inn, for which he received a license in 1734. Herman Indehaven went to New Providence near Evansburg and settled on 200 acres in 1734. Herman DeHaven died in April 1752.

Henry Schuler encourages us to heed a first-person account of life in the 18 century recorded by Frederick Sheeder (1777-1865) in something entitled ”East Vincent Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.” Sheeder’s rendition is not edited here but quoted directly from an earlier publication: “My grandmother had her wedding dinner at garrit Brumback’s Tavern and would be now 125 years of age if alive her father’s name was Dehaven built the house at the Trapp that Devise now owns and she carried the victuals to the masons and working folkes an aunt of mine Margaret Davis.”

Margaret Davis was a daughter of Herman and Annekin Op de Graef DeHaven and was born in 1721. She later married William Davis. Others think that the child who “carried victuals” was Katherine DeHaven, born in 1713, who also married a Davis.

In 1746 Herman IndeHaven sold 31 acres of land to John George Krissman, sadler, a deacon at Augustus Lutheran church. The tract adjoined land of Henry Muhlenberg, Henry Hawks, other land belonging to DeHaven, and the church. At that time Father Muhlenberg lived on what is now 7 Avenue, north of the Lutheran Church.

Herman DeHaven died in April 1752. His will, witnessed by several leaders of the Reformed Church, in 1749, was probated April 23, 1752.

On September 1, 1761, Edward DeHaven and his wife Anen (Anniken) sold 3/4 acres 6¼ perches to Abraham Sailer, Conrad Rubell, and George Mayer, trustees of the “Dutch Presbyterian Meeting,” that is, the German Reformed Church, that was already erected on that part of Edward DeHaven’s land.


Andrew Miller served as a deacon of Augustus Lutheran Church and occasionally played the organ. According to Henry Schuler, the Millers did not live in Trappe for many years but moved instead to a house in the center of Reading in 1754. Miller sold the Reading house on June 11, 1764, and moved to Trappe, where, Schuler proposes, he transformed the DeHaven house from an old-style Germanic house into a quasi-Georgian house with an entrance hall and staircase.

5. Harmon Dehaven (Evert Ten Heuven1) was christened 1682 in Germany, died 1752 in New Providence, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Mennoite Cermetary, Skippack, Pennsylvania. He married Annekin Op Den Graef 6 Feb 1711 in Pennsylvania, daughter of Abraham Isaaks Op Den Graef and Katharina Jensen. She was born Abt 1693, and died Aft 1752.


Children of Harmon Dehaven and Annekin Op Den Graef are:

 * 11   i. Edward Dehaven was born Abt 1710 in Pennsylvania, and died 1781. He married Hannah Wanger. She was born in Of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  
  • + 12 ii. Abraham Dehaven was born 1711 in Pennsylvania, and died 1771 in Virginia. He married Rebecca Pawling, daughter of John Pawling and Aynje Dewitt. She was born in Pennsylvania, and died 1776.
  • 13 iii. Katherine Dehaven was born Abt 1713 in Pennsylvania. She married Enoch? Davis.
  • 14 iv. Mary Dehaven was born Abt 1714 in Pennsylvania. She married Samuel Seeley.
  • 15 v. John Dehaven was born Abt 1715 in Pennsylvania, and died Aft 1791.
  • 16 vi. Margaret Dehaven was born 1721 in Pennsylvania, and died Aft 1783. She married William Davis.
  • + 17 vii. Elizabeth Dehaven was born 1723 in Pennsylvania, and died 1791 in Pennsylvania. She married John Pawling, son of John Pawling and Aynje Dewitt. He was born 22 Aug 1722 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, and died 23 Oct 1789 in Philadelphia, Phila, Pennsylvania.
  • 18 viii. Jacob Dehaven was born 1724 in Pennsylvania. He married Eleanor Davis. He married Margaretta Bucher.
  • 19 ix. Harmond Dehaven was born 1729 in Pennsylvania, and died in , Berks, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Umstadt. She was born Abt 1732.
  • 20 x. Isaac Dehaven was born Abt 1730 in Pennsylvania.

6. Harmon In den Hoffen DeHAVEN (Evert In den Hoffen DeHAVEN2, Wilhelm In Den H

Children of Harmon In den Hoffen DeHAVEN and Anneken Margaretha op den Graef are:

  • + 23 i. Edward DeHAVEN was born 1712/1713 in Skippack, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 1781 in Union Twnshp, Berks Co, Pennsylvania. He married Hannah Ann Ankin Wanger 1734 in ,Pennsylvania, daughter of Heinrich Wenger and Elsi Elizabeth Blum. She was born 1712, and died ABT 1779.
  • + 24 ii. Abraham DeHAVEN was born 1713 in Skippack, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, and died 8 Apr 1770 in Loudoun, Virginia. He married Rebecca Pawling 3 Mar 1736 in Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, daughter of John Pawling and Aagje oven1) was born Jul 1682 in Menden, Mulheim, Germany, was christened 1682, and died 23 Apr 1752 in Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania.. He was buried in Skippack Mennonite Meeting House Cemetery, Skippack Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He married Anneken Margaretha op den Graef 6 Feb 1710/1711 in Wytems, Whitemarsh, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, daughter of Abraham Isaac op den Graef and Catherina Trintje Jansen. She was born 1697 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 1760 in ,Pennsylvania.
   (Agatha) DeWITT. She was born 1716 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, and died 3 Mar 1776 in Shenandoah Valley, Loudoun, Virginia
  • + 25 iii. Mary DeHAVEN was born 1714 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, and died 1788 in Easton, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania. She married Samuel Seeley 1729 in ,Pennsylvania. He was born 4 Apr 1710 in Fairfield, Stamford, Connecticut, and died 1779 in Easton, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania.
  • + 26 iv. Jacob DeHAVEN was born ABT 1715 in Lower Providence, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, and died 13 Apr 1761 in Limerick, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. He married Margaretta Buchner 8 May 1750 in Trappe, Montgomery, Pennsylvania. She was born 1730, and died 1753 in , Pennsylvania. He married Eleanora Davis 1754, daughter of John Davis and Mary. She was born ABT 1720 in Sommerset Co., Pennsylvania.
  • 27 v. John Harmon DeHAVEN was born ABT 1716 in Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, and died AFT 1780 in Union twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. He married No Proof.
  • + 28 vi. Katharine DeHAVEN was born 1717 in Philidelphia Co., Pennsylvania, and died 1770. She married Enoch Michael Davis 1755, son of John Davis and Mary. He was born 1715 in ,Pennsylvania, and died 1792 in Orange Co., North Carolina.
  • + 29 vii. Margaret DeHAVEN was born 1721 in Pennsylvania, and died AFT 1740. She married William Davis 1740, son of John Davis and Mary. He was born 1717 in , Pennsylvania, and died 1783.
  • + 30 viii. Elizabeth DeHAVEN was born 6 May 1723 in Skippack, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 9 Dec 1791 in Trappe, Pennsylvania. She married John Pawling 9 Sep 1746, son of John Pawling and Aagje (Agatha) DeWITT. He was born 22 Aug 1722 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, and died 23 Oct 1789 in Philadelphia, Phila, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Trappe Lutheran Ch.
  • + 31 ix. Harmond DeHAVEN was born 1729 in Providence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died 1761 in Amity, Berks, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Umstadt 1750. She was born
  • + 32 x. Isaac DeHAVEN was born 1731 in Pennsylvania, and died 1752. married [-?-]
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Harmon DeHaven's Timeline

July 1682
Menden, Kurpfalz, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
February 6, 1710
Age 27
Whitemarsh, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
Age 30
Philadelphia, Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 31
Montgomery, PA
Age 32
Philadelphia County (Present Montgomery County), Province of Pennsylvania
Age 33
Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 34
Southampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 38
Age 40
Southampton, Bucks County, Province of Pennsylvania, (Present USA)
Age 46