Jacob Jacob B. Landis (1672 - 1730)

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Birthplace: Steinsfurt, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Death: Died in East Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation: farmer
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About Jacob Jacob B. Landis

Jacob, a Mennonite farmer, had 200 acres on both sides of what is now know as "The Old Road". This became the center of the Mellinger church activities.

He married Anna Witmer. He was a neighbor of her father.

Birth: 1667, Switzerland Death: 1730 East Lampeter Township Lancaster County Pennsylvania, USA

Jacob was a descendant of the 1614 Martyr, Hans Landis of Canton, Zurich, Hirzel, Switzerland. At the time of his birth this part of Steinsfurt, Germany was actually part of Switzerland.

The Mennonite Jacob Landis married Anna Witmer about 1688 in Zurich, Switzerland. Jacob knew her family growing up as he lived on a farm in the neighborhood.

Jacob's family immigrated during 1717 and then in 1722 they bought farm land in Lancaster Co., PA and relocated one last time.

The rest of Anna & Jacob's lives were spent on their farm of 200 acres on both sides of what is now know as "The Old Road".

Their son Benjamin was the first Mennonite preacher in the area and where they lived became the center of the Mellinger church activities.

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Jacob Landis (i1717)'s Timeline

1672
1672
Steinsfurt, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
1688
1688
Age 16
1688
Age 16
Zurich, Switzerland
1696
March 6, 1696
Age 24
Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1707
1707
Age 35
1710
1710
Age 38
Switzerland
1710
Age 38
Of, Strasburg Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1730
1730
Age 58
East Lampeter, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA, USA