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About Johann Heinrich 'Henry' Ault

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor # A003760

RECORD:

1. Keith A. Dull, Early German Settlers of York County Pennsylvania (1997), pg. 287.

" Johan Henrich b. abt 1740 and m. Anna Maria dau.  Henrich Walter (See entry) and widow of Peter Ness (see entry) about 1768. He married Christina after 1789. His will was written in Shrewsbury Township on Aug. 14, 1816 and probated on Sept 23, 1816. They had the following children recorded FRI)..."

2. Nellie Wallace Reeser, Valentin Alt, His Children and Grandchildren (1949), pg. 46-53.

"Henry Alt, son of Valentin and Maria Katharina Alt was born October 31, 1745 [YOrk co. Pa. Will Book C pg. 426] at the age of ten he was apprenticed to a weaver, as the following orphans court record shows: March 26, 1756 Came into court Maria Katharina Alt widow and administratrix of Valentine Alt late of York township weaver dead and prayed that Henry Alt a minor orphan son of the said Valentine aged ten years the thirty first day of October last, may be bound an apprentice to Abraham Keepher of Codorus township weaver. It is considered by the court and the said Henry Alt is hereby bound an apprentice to the said Abraham Keepher until he shall be of the age of twenty one years in consideration whereof the said Abraham Keepher (by Casper Keepher his father) doth covenant and agree to teach the said apprentice to read and write and the art of mystery of a weaver which he now practiseth and to furnish and allow the said apprentice sufficient meat drink apparel washing and lodging during the said term and at the expiration thereof to pay unto him three pounds current money of this province of two suits of apparell one whereof shall be new..." Henry's guardians, appointed November 28, 1759 were George Meyer and Philip Zeegler [York county Pa. Orphans court records Book A pg. 129]

The orginal tax lists for York county show Henry resident in Shrewsbury township in 1774, York township 1779 through 1789, then Shrewsbury 1800 and on to the end of his life. Since the York county assessment rolls for 1783 also carry a census of inhabitants, the itemized statement from the orginal lists concerning Henry Alt is given her, York township: Henry Alt 6 males, 1 females, 210A Land, 3 horses, 3 cows, 3 sheep, 3 houses, 1 outhouses. Federal census records for Henry Alt include the following: 1790 Pennsylvania York county York township head of household Henry Ault free white males 16 or over = 4 under 16 = 4; free white females 16 or over = 2 under 16 = 0. 1810 Pennsylvania York county Shrewsbury township head of household Henry Ault males under 10 = 2 26-45= 0 over 45 = 1 femlaes under 10 = 2 26-45 = 1 over 45 = 0.

Baptismal records for Henry's children are to be found in York county as follows * Johann Heinrich b. 6/23/1769 parents Heinrich and Anna Maria Alt witnesses Felix Klettfelder and Barbara Walter [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg. 1];

  • Valentin b. 8/4/1772 bap. 8/30/1772 parents Henriich and Anna Maria Alt witnesses Valentin Alt and Barbara Walther [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 19];
  • Johan Valentin Philipp b. 11/22/1775 bap. 6/23/1776 parents Henrich and Anna Maria Alt witnessess Heinrich Walther, the grandfather [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 12];
  • Johan Jacob b. 10/20/1778 parents Henrich Alt Anna Maria witnesses Johan Jacob Beck Maria Barbara [ Blymire's (St. John's) Union Church Lutheran and Reformed York township, York county Pa. Collections of the Historical Society of York couny pg. 6];
  • Johannes b. 2/13/1781 bap. 4/15/1781 parents Henrich Alt Anna Maria witnessess Johann Schmidt and wife Barbara [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 18];
  • Elizabeth b. 10/1/1783 bap. 12/11/1783 parents Henrich Alt Anna Maria witnessess Dorothea, daughter of Henrich Walther, deceased [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 22];
  • Anna Maria b. 12/7/1785 bap. 1/15/1786 parents Henrich Alt Anna Maria witnesses Conrad Hardt and wife Juliana [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 24] ;
  • Frederick b. 4/6/1788 bap. 5/1/1788 parents Henrich Alt Anna Maria witnessess Valentine Wild and Elizabeth [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 34];
  • Ludwig b. 4/10/1804 bap. 6/3/1804 parents Henry Alt Christina witnessess Ludwig and Elizabeth Bopp [Christ Lutheran Church York, Pa. Collections of the Historical Society of York county Vol. 2 pg pg. 230];
  • Henrich b. 1/10/1806 bap. 3/15/ 1806 parents John Henry Alt Christina witnesses Solomon and Magdalen Walter [Christ Lutheran Church York, Pa. Collections of the Historical Society of York county Vol. 2 pg pg. 237].

Henry Alt served in the American Revolution as the following records shows [Archives Division Pennsylvania State Library, Ms. volume stamped accounts militia debt with U. States pg. 1-66] Ray Rolls of York & Cumberland Northampton Westmoreland County Militia 1781. Capt Wm. Dodds pay roll from October 5th to Decmr. 5th 1781 Henry Ault private pay 5.0.0 Bounty 5.10.0.

 Henry Alt died September 14, 1816 [The Gazette (York co. Pa. Thursday September 19, 1816].  
He signed his will on August 24, 1816 and it was admitted to probate on September 23, 1816 [York county Pa. Wills Book N pg. 339-42] 

The inventory of his personal estate is included in this study. A pressment [York co Pa. Probate Records 1816] is made this twenty-seventh day of September A.D. 1816 over the property of Henry Alt 2 cows 26.00 , 2 dito 30.00, 2 haffer 25.00, 2 dito 20.00, 3 cafs 12.00, 1 Mahr 20.00, 1 dito 45.00, 1 hores 40.00, 1 mahr 30.00, 2 hogs 10.00, 5 ditto 25.00, 5 peags 1.75, 1 laum and sundries 20.00 , 1 stove with tin palt 2.00 , 10 sheep 12.00, 2 collors and sundres 2.50, 3 ploughs 6.00, 1 windmill 10.00, hay 32.00, 1 bean's sworm 1.00, Hamp 5.00, 5 cows shaush (?) 1.33, 5 furcks and sundre 2 .50, 1 catten backs 1.33, sundre .50, paind blanks per hundred $00 per hundert 13.00, 1 waggon 45.00, 1 waggon cans 1.75, 1 harrows 4.00, sundres 1.00, 2 horses-gears 4.00, 1 stove an pipe 8.00, 1 greenston 1.75, 1 stoer hamoner (?) & Sundres 1.33, 2 gruben hoels & Sundres 2.00, $462.74 (End of 1st page) 1 cack and haelf bushel 1.00, 6 Reags (?) 1.33, for sundres .75, 2 cotten savs (?) & sundres 3.75, 1 habw (?) & tam back 1.50, 4 aex 2.00, 1 sadell 5.00, 1 dito & Breidell 4.00, 2 lots Iron 1.50, 1 hogh es & plar (?)ster 4.00, 6 Sieglen & horn & sundree 2.00, 2 booder toops & sundres one flaxs bract 2.50, Brick stoon (?) & cattel & sundress 1.33, 1 wasth top & sundree 4.00, 1 shom 3.50, 1 watterkan lander & sundrees 1.00, 3 cattels & freyen paan 5.00, 1 caffe cattel 1.50, 2 iron pots & freyen paan 3.00, 1 watter boket & sundree 3.25, spoon & furcks .50, 1 kitcen dress (?) 5.00, 2 coffee pots and sundree .37 1/2, 2 plats & sundree .40, for sundree 2.87, 4 tens & sundree 1.50, ditto .90, 2 flat iorn & sundree 1.00, 8 plats 1 caffeekann & sundree 1.75, for baack trap & sundree 1.25, 1 top & Laim .50, 1 flacks & sundree 1.50, 3 basky & sundree 1.00, 1 speenen wial 2.00, 1 snal (? word looks like woug) 1.50, Flax per lb 4 cent 300 lb. 12.00, dito dito 6 cent 77 lb 4.62, dito dito 25 cent 30 lb. 3.75, straw 15.00, $108.82 (end of 2nd page) Thoo per lb 10 cent 25 2.50, 1 sails (?) .50, corn per bushel $1.00 6 bushel 6.00, 2 baskes .25, 2 bonds 8.00, 4 tops 1.00, 10 baaks 6.00, 10 lb. wull 5.00, 5 lb dito 2.00, 1 batt & badstill 12.33, 1 dito dito 3.50, 1 dito dito & sundree 3.75, 2 basky & haelf bushel 1.00, 1 deisks (?) 2.50, 10 lb corn p lb 25 cent 2.50, oths p bushel 50 cent 50 buschel 25.00, 1 stove & pipe 16.00, 1 eight day clock 45.00, 2 tabels 3.00, 1 luckenglas 3.00, 7 ceers .75, 1 batt & Bedtile 2.25, 1 spinnen will 18.00, straibs per yard 60 30 yard .50, (?) 16.20, 1 cist & blanket 2.50, too clat per yard 25 cents 9 yard 2.25, for linccy 1.33, (words crossed ot) paind bord 13.00 - 13.00, haemp linnon per yard 50 cents 3 yard 1.50, Flax ditto ditto 50 cents 23 yard 11.50, Dito dito dito 50 cents 3 yard 1.50, 1 pear back clat dito 33 cent 3 yard .99, 1 bibel & boocks 6.00, 1 tabel & sundree 1.50, 1 drawer 10.00, 1 bardel & winnicker .50, 6 lb. soap per 1 b 11 cent .66, $239.74 (end of 3rd page) 7 bodels two lamps and sundree 1.00, 1 kac & sundre .50, 11 lb tally 15 cent p lb .50, 1 cott saket & trauses 6.00, 1 hatt & stackenn 2.00, 1 cott two sket & a pear trauses 2.00, 1 grat cott 1.00, 1 pear silver bokels 1.50, 1 pear boods & shuas 1.50, 7 shards 1.60, 1 auparell 5.50, Weed per bushel $1.87 cent 55 buschel 99.42, Rey dito dito $1 p b 78 bushell 78.00, recals per hundert $2 75 C 600 hundert 16.50 (?) ;--- Debt: Henry Lehnig 10.00, Peter Wilt 50.00 Valentin Alt 328.46, Philip Alt 134.60, Jacoob H(o)ys bond 266.68, Interest 44.00, George Borkmann Bond (?) 400.00, Jacob Beyer 406.93, George Sheirer 25.47, John Boeshaer 66.67, George Kleinfelter 14.20, John Zeller 18.00 Witten Widlen 10.00;----- for the widow: 1 cow 15.00, 1 spinnen wile 2.50, 1 cist 3.00, 1 bead & Beadstead 21.33, $20223.86, 462,74,108.82 1/2, 239.74 ---- $2,835.16 1/2.

Henry Alt's first wife was Anna Maria, daughter of Henry Walter (Walder) and widow of Peter Neas. Anna Maria's mother was Dorothea Lauffer, daughter of Hans Jacob Lauffer. The Walders and Hans Jacob Lauffer came from Canton Zurich, Switzerland [list of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth century to the American Colonies by A. B. Faust Vol. 1 pg. 52], on the ship Francis and Elizabeth, Henry qualifing at Philadelphia on August 30, 1743 [Pennsylvania German Pioneers by R. B. Strassburger and William J. Hinke Vol. 1 pg. 330. Anna Maria had a brother Solomon, and three sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Valentine Wilt), Barbara (Mrs. John Smith) and Dorothea (Mrs. Jacob Shafer) all of York county [York county Pa. Wills Bk. E pg. 159] Anna Maria was baptized August 3, 1747 by the Rev. Jacob Lischy, the sponsors being Casper Klabfleder and Maria [Baptismal Records of the Rev. Jacob Lischy Collections of the Historical Society of York county, pg. 9]. She married Peter, son of Matthias Neas (Nehs, Nohs) of Manchester township, York county, but was a widow with a baby son, Peter, by June 30., 1767, when her father-in-law made his will [York County Pa. Orphans Court records Book C pg. 235; York County Pa. Wills Book B pg. 131-2]. Her son Peter Nace, married Elizabeth Glattfelder [York co Pa. Wills Book M pg. 490-4], daughter of Felix and his wife Elizabeth [York county Pa. deeds Book 2P pg. 555-9], who was a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Renoll of York county.. Anna Maria Alt died December 10, 1794 [tombstone inscriptions], and was buried in Bupp's Union Church Cemetery, Springfield township.

Henry Alt's second wife was Christina, widow of Ephraim Graybill, as indicated in an orphans court item dated December 1803 [York County Pa. Orphans court Book H pg. 431]. The note is as follows: On the application of Christina Alt, late Christina Graybill the court appoints Dieterich Brubaker guardian over the persons and estate of David Graybill, aged seven years and upwards, and Ephraim Graybill, aged three years and upwards both orphan minor children of Ephram Graybill, deceased.

According to Henry's will [York co. Wills Bk. N pg. 339-42] he and Christina had four children: Ludwig, Henry, Christina, and Elizabeth. A

fter Henry's death Christina married again according to three deeds on record in York county, Pennsylvania. One [York County Pa. Deed Book 3 N pg. 230] dated February 14, 1835 states I Aphrim Grabill on of the sons and heirs of Bristena Bap of Codorus township in the county of York, Pennsylvania deceased have granted ....unto the said Frederick Bollinger...the estate share and interest claim of the said Ephraim Grabill of in to or out of the Real or Personal or mixed estate of Christina Bop late of the Township... Another deed [York county Pa. deeds Book 3N pg. 337] dated March 17, 1835 is a receipt given by Ephraim Graybill to Michael Sower, administrator of the estate of Christina Bop, for the former's full share of his mother's estate. Still another [York county Pa. Deeds Book 3N pg. 65] dated March 17, 1834 names her Christina Bob widow of Lewis Bop, deceased."

3. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, F733_01V1 Tree #0032, 16 Oct 1998, The Learning Company, Inc., Broderbund Blue Banne Division, 1700 Progress Dr., P.O. Box 100, Hiawatha, Ia. 52233-0100, www.Genealogy.com. "John Henry Alt. born October 31, 1745 died September 14, 1816 in York co., Pa. married 1) Anna Maria Walter; married 2) Christina ???. children are: Valentine Alt b. 4 Apr. 1772 d. 11 Sep 1854 married Susanna Lowe; John Alt b. 23 Nov. 1775 d. 1849 or 7 Jan. 1854 m. Elizabeth Lowe; Jacob Alt b. June 1776 d. 11 May 1807 or 1867 m. Catherine Livingston; Anna Maria Alt b. Dec. 7, 1785; Frederick Alt b. April 6, 1788 d. August 23, 1855; Christina Alt m. Henry Nease; Elizabeth Alt m. Michael Sower; Lewis Alt b. 4 Oct 1804 or Apr. 10, 1804 [date written as 4-10-1804]."

4. Nellie Wallace Reeser, Chartered Records of the Valentin Alt Family In America, A (1963, West Lafayette, Indiana Handwritten/Typed Family Group Sheets 2876 pgs. bound in 4 vols), pg. 3, 637, 639, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington DC 20540-4570, CS71.A465.1963. Microfilmed 1984 L. C. Photoduplication Services Washington D.C. 2 reels. Copies in Indiana State Ligrary Genealogy Division www.statelib.lib.in.us; Phone: 317-232-3675; Fax: 317-232-3728 140 North Senate Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2296 and Latter Day Saints Family History Library 50 East North Temple Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3400 Phone: 801-538-2978; FAX: 801-240-1448; Library Photduplications Services Phone: 202-707-5640 quoted mein Nov. 2001 as follows after a $25.00 deposit above that for 1500 exposures @ 50 cents for neagative $750, 2 reels postive $96., processing and retrieval fee $12 for grand total of $858.

DEATH:

5. Compiled by Bob and Mary Closson, Index to York County, Pa. Wills 1748 - 1900, October 1990, May 1995 Closson Press Apollo, Pa, pg. 1. "Alt, Henry 1816 Vol. N pg. 339."

6. David A. and Brenda L. Paup, Index to the Probate Inventories of York County Pennsylvania 1749 - 1850 (1992, Family Line Publications Rear 63 East Main Street Westminster, Maryland 21157), pg. 4. "Ault, Henry, 1816, Shrewsbury twp."

7. York co. Pennsylvania Wills, Bk. N pg. 339-42. "In the name of God Amen I Henry Aldt of Shrewsbury Township in the County of York and State of Pennsylvania Being, advanced in age yet of Sound mind memory and understanding (Blessed be god for the Same) but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life and being desirous to Settle my wordly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to Leave this world Do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following to wit principally and first of all I commit my Immortal soul into the hands of god who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent & christain like manner at the descretion of my executors herein after named and as to such wordly estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner to wit After payment of my just debts and funeral Expences I give devise and bequaeth unto my Children Valentine Aldt, Phillip Aldt, John Aldt, Jacob Aldt and Frederick Aldt all that plantation and tract of land Situate in Shrewsbury Townships and York Townships marked and known on a plot by the number on Containing about one hundred and thirty acres be the Same more or less also a tract of land Containing about twenty Seven acres to be devided amongst them Share and Share alike, Item I give and bequaeth unto my beloved wife Christinia one Cow of her own choice one Bed and bed stead, on Spinning wheel and one Chest. I futher will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Christina and to her Children. Namely Lewis Aldt, Henry Aldt, Christina Aldt, and Elizabeth Aldt the residue of my planation Number two Situate in Shrewsbury, and York Townships aforesaid Containing about one hundred and six acres be the Same more or less I further will and bequeath unto my said wife Christina and her heirs namely Lewis, Henry, Christina and Elizabeth Aldt a small piece of wood land marked by the Number three containing about ten acres be the same more or less, to be equally devided share and share alike. It is further my will that in case my said wife Should marry again after my decease that then and in such case my said wifes share being the one fifth part of the two last mentioned pieces of land shall be equally devided amongst the aforesaid Children Namely Lewis, Henry, Christina and Elizabeth Share and Share alike, I also will that all my personal Estate Shall be Sold after my decease and the monies there from arising Shall be devided share and Share alike amongst my nine children and my said wife Christina Item it is further my will that all the bonds and Notes and Book Accounts due me by my children Shall bear no interest only the principal Shall be deducted from their shares of the personal Estate Item it is further my will that in case any of my wifes said children shall marry and would wish to live in the house on said land that then the said children are to repair the house side of the turnpike so that my said wife can live in it, And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my trusty and well beloved friends Peter Fyser and Michael Hess Executors of this my last will and Testament And I do hereby revoke, disanull and make void all other and former wills by me heretofore made. ratifing and holding this for and as my last will and Testament . IN WITNESS whereof I the said Henry Aldt have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twenty fourth day of August in the Year of out lord one thousand Eight hundred and Sixteen Henrich Alt (seal)." -------------------- ECORD:

1. Keith A. Dull, Early German Settlers of York County Pennsylvania (1997), pg. 287. " Johan Henrich b. abt 1740 and m. Anna Maria dau. Henrich Walter (See entry) and widow of Peter Ness (see entry) about 1768. He married Christina after 1789. His will was written in Shrewsbury Township on Aug. 14, 1816 and probated on Sept 23, 1816. They had the following children recorded FRI)..."

2. Nellie Wallace Reeser, Valentin Alt, His Children and Grandchildren (1949), pg. 46-53. "Henry Alt, son of Valentin and Maria Katharina Alt was born October 31, 1745 [YOrk co. Pa. Will Book C pg. 426] at the age of ten he was apprenticed to a weaver, as the following orphans court record shows: March 26, 1756 Came into court Maria Katharina Alt widow and administratrix of Valentine Alt late of York township weaver dead and prayed that Henry Alt a minor orphan son of the said Valentine aged ten years the thirty first day of October last, may be bound an apprentice to Abraham Keepher of Codorus township weaver. It is considered by the court and the said Henry Alt is hereby bound an apprentice to the said Abraham Keepher until he shall be of the age of twenty one years in consideration whereof the said Abraham Keepher (by Casper Keepher his father) doth covenant and agree to teach the said apprentice to read and write and the art of mystery of a weaver which he now practiseth and to furnish and allow the said apprentice sufficient meat drink apparel washing and lodging during the said term and at the expiration thereof to pay unto him three pounds current money of this province of two suits of apparell one whereof shall be new..." Henry's guardians, appointed November 28, 1759 were George Meyer and Philip Zeegler [York county Pa. Orphans court records Book A pg. 129] The orginal tax lists for York county show Henry resident in Shrewsbury township in 1774, York township 1779 through 1789, then Shrewsbury 1800 and on to the end of his life. Since the York county assessment rolls for 1783 also carry a census of inhabitants, the itemized statement from the orginal lists concerning Henry Alt is given her, York township: Henry Alt 6 males, 1 females, 210A Land, 3 horses, 3 cows, 3 sheep, 3 houses, 1 outhouses. Federal census records for Henry Alt include the following: 1790 Pennsylvania York county York township head of household Henry Ault free white males 16 or over = 4 under 16 = 4; free white females 16 or over = 2 under 16 = 0. 1810 Pennsylvania York county Shrewsbury township head of household Henry Ault males under 10 = 2 26-45= 0 over 45 = 1 femlaes under 10 = 2 26-45 = 1 over 45 = 0. Baptismal records for Henry's children are to be found in York county as follows Johann Heinrich b. 6/23/1769 parents Heinrich and Anna Maria Alt witnesses Felix Klettfelder and Barbara Walter [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg. 1]; Valentin b. 8/4/1772 bap. 8/30/1772 parents Henriich and Anna Maria Alt witnesses Valentin Alt and Barbara Walther [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 19]; Johan Valentin Philipp b. 11/22/1775 bap. 6/23/1776 parents Henrich and Anna Maria Alt witnessess Heinrich Walther, the grandfather [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 12]; Johan Jacob b. 10/20/1778 parents Henrich Alt Anna Maria witnesses Johan Jacob Beck Maria Barbara [ Blymire's (St. John's) Union Church Lutheran and Reformed York township, York county Pa. Collections of the Historical Society of York couny pg. 6]; Johannes b. 2/13/1781 bap. 4/15/1781 parents Henrich Alt Anna Maria witnessess Johann Schmidt and wife Barbara [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 18]; Elizabeth b. 10/1/1783 bap. 12/11/1783 parents Henrich Alt Anna Maria witnessess Dorothea, daughter of Henrich Walther, deceased [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 22]; Anna Maria b. 12/7/1785 bap. 1/15/1786 parents Henrich Alt Anna Maria witnesses Conrad Hardt and wife Juliana [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 24] ; Frederick b. 4/6/1788 bap. 5/1/1788 parents Henrich Alt Anna Maria witnessess Valentine Wild and Elizabeth [Register of Friedensaal (Schuster's) Church Springfield township York county Collections of the Historical Society of York County pg 34]; Ludwig b. 4/10/1804 bap. 6/3/1804 parents Henry Alt Christina witnessess Ludwig and Elizabeth Bopp [Christ Lutheran Church York, Pa. Collections of the Historical Society of York county Vol. 2 pg pg. 230]; Henrich b. 1/10/1806 bap. 3/15/ 1806 parents John Henry Alt Christina witnesses Solomon and Magdalen Walter [Christ Lutheran Church York, Pa. Collections of the Historical Society of York county Vol. 2 pg pg. 237].Henry Alt served in the American Revolution as the following records shows [Archives Division Pennsylvania State Library, Ms. volume stamped accounts militia debt with U. States pg. 1-66] Ray Rolls of York & Cumberland Northampton Westmoreland County Militia 1781. Capt Wm. Dodds pay roll from October 5th to Decmr. 5th 1781 Henry Ault private pay 5.0.0 Bounty 5.10.0. Henry Alt died September 14, 1816 [The Gazette (York co. Pa. Thursday September 19, 1816]. He signed his will on August 24, 1816 and it was admitted to probate on September 23, 1816 [York county Pa. Wills Book N pg. 339-42] The inventory of his personal estate is included in this study. A pressment [York co Pa. Probate Records 1816] is made this twenty-seventh day of September A.D. 1816 over the property of Henry Alt 2 cows 26.00 , 2 dito 30.00, 2 haffer 25.00, 2 dito 20.00, 3 cafs 12.00, 1 Mahr 20.00, 1 dito 45.00, 1 hores 40.00, 1 mahr 30.00, 2 hogs 10.00, 5 ditto 25.00, 5 peags 1.75, 1 laum and sundries 20.00 , 1 stove with tin palt 2.00 , 10 sheep 12.00, 2 collors and sundres 2.50, 3 ploughs 6.00, 1 windmill 10.00, hay 32.00, 1 bean's sworm 1.00, Hamp 5.00, 5 cows shaush (?) 1.33, 5 furcks and sundre 2 .50, 1 catten backs 1.33, sundre .50, paind blanks per hundred $00 per hundert 13.00, 1 waggon 45.00, 1 waggon cans 1.75, 1 harrows 4.00, sundres 1.00, 2 horses-gears 4.00, 1 stove an pipe 8.00, 1 greenston 1.75, 1 stoer hamoner (?) & Sundres 1.33, 2 gruben hoels & Sundres 2.00, $462.74 (End of 1st page) 1 cack and haelf bushel 1.00, 6 Reags (?) 1.33, for sundres .75, 2 cotten savs (?) & sundres 3.75, 1 habw (?) & tam back 1.50, 4 aex 2.00, 1 sadell 5.00, 1 dito & Breidell 4.00, 2 lots Iron 1.50, 1 hogh es & plar (?)ster 4.00, 6 Sieglen & horn & sundree 2.00, 2 booder toops & sundres one flaxs bract 2.50, Brick stoon (?) & cattel & sundress 1.33, 1 wasth top & sundree 4.00, 1 shom 3.50, 1 watterkan lander & sundrees 1.00, 3 cattels & freyen paan 5.00, 1 caffe cattel 1.50, 2 iron pots & freyen paan 3.00, 1 watter boket & sundree 3.25, spoon & furcks .50, 1 kitcen dress (?) 5.00, 2 coffee pots and sundree .37 1/2, 2 plats & sundree .40, for sundree 2.87, 4 tens & sundree 1.50, ditto .90, 2 flat iorn & sundree 1.00, 8 plats 1 caffeekann & sundree 1.75, for baack trap & sundree 1.25, 1 top & Laim .50, 1 flacks & sundree 1.50, 3 basky & sundree 1.00, 1 speenen wial 2.00, 1 snal (? word looks like woug) 1.50, Flax per lb 4 cent 300 lb. 12.00, dito dito 6 cent 77 lb 4.62, dito dito 25 cent 30 lb. 3.75, straw 15.00, $108.82 (end of 2nd page) Thoo per lb 10 cent 25 2.50, 1 sails (?) .50, corn per bushel $1.00 6 bushel 6.00, 2 baskes .25, 2 bonds 8.00, 4 tops 1.00, 10 baaks 6.00, 10 lb. wull 5.00, 5 lb dito 2.00, 1 batt & badstill 12.33, 1 dito dito 3.50, 1 dito dito & sundree 3.75, 2 basky & haelf bushel 1.00, 1 deisks (?) 2.50, 10 lb corn p lb 25 cent 2.50, oths p bushel 50 cent 50 buschel 25.00, 1 stove & pipe 16.00, 1 eight day clock 45.00, 2 tabels 3.00, 1 luckenglas 3.00, 7 ceers .75, 1 batt & Bedtile 2.25, 1 spinnen will 18.00, straibs per yard 60 30 yard .50, (?) 16.20, 1 cist & blanket 2.50, too clat per yard 25 cents 9 yard 2.25, for linccy 1.33, (words crossed ot) paind bord 13.00 - 13.00, haemp linnon per yard 50 cents 3 yard 1.50, Flax ditto ditto 50 cents 23 yard 11.50, Dito dito dito 50 cents 3 yard 1.50, 1 pear back clat dito 33 cent 3 yard .99, 1 bibel & boocks 6.00, 1 tabel & sundree 1.50, 1 drawer 10.00, 1 bardel & winnicker .50, 6 lb. soap per 1 b 11 cent .66, $239.74 (end of 3rd page) 7 bodels two lamps and sundree 1.00, 1 kac & sundre .50, 11 lb tally 15 cent p lb .50, 1 cott saket & trauses 6.00, 1 hatt & stackenn 2.00, 1 cott two sket & a pear trauses 2.00, 1 grat cott 1.00, 1 pear silver bokels 1.50, 1 pear boods & shuas 1.50, 7 shards 1.60, 1 auparell 5.50, Weed per bushel $1.87 cent 55 buschel 99.42, Rey dito dito $1 p b 78 bushell 78.00, recals per hundert $2 75 C 600 hundert 16.50 (?) ;--- Debt: Henry Lehnig 10.00, Peter Wilt 50.00 Valentin Alt 328.46, Philip Alt 134.60, Jacoob H(o)ys bond 266.68, Interest 44.00, George Borkmann Bond (?) 400.00, Jacob Beyer 406.93, George Sheirer 25.47, John Boeshaer 66.67, George Kleinfelter 14.20, John Zeller 18.00 Witten Widlen 10.00;----- for the widow: 1 cow 15.00, 1 spinnen wile 2.50, 1 cist 3.00, 1 bead & Beadstead 21.33, $20223.86, 462,74,108.82 1/2, 239.74 ---- $2,835.16 1/2. Henry Alt's first wife was Anna Maria, daughter of Henry Walter (Walder) and widow of Peter Neas. Anna Maria's mother was Dorothea Lauffer, daughter of Hans Jacob Lauffer. The Walders and Hans Jacob Lauffer came from Canton Zurich, Switzerland [list of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth century to the American Colonies by A. B. Faust Vol. 1 pg. 52], on the ship Francis and Elizabeth, Henry qualifing at Philadelphia on August 30, 1743 [Pennsylvania German Pioneers by R. B. Strassburger and William J. Hinke Vol. 1 pg. 330. Anna Maria had a brother Solomon, and three sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Valentine Wilt), Barbara (Mrs. John Smith) and Dorothea (Mrs. Jacob Shafer) all of York county [York county Pa. Wills Bk. E pg. 159] Anna Maria was baptized August 3, 1747 by the Rev. Jacob Lischy, the sponsors being Casper Klabfleder and Maria [Baptismal Records of the Rev. Jacob Lischy Collections of the Historical Society of York county, pg. 9]. She married Peter, son of Matthias Neas (Nehs, Nohs) of Manchester township, York county, but was a widow with a baby son, Peter, by June 30., 1767, when her father-in-law made his will [York County Pa. Orphans Court records Book C pg. 235; York County Pa. Wills Book B pg. 131-2]. Her son Peter Nace, married Elizabeth Glattfelder [York co Pa. Wills Book M pg. 490-4], daughter of Felix and his wife Elizabeth [York county Pa. deeds Book 2P pg. 555-9], who was a daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth Renoll of York county.. Anna Maria Alt died December 10, 1794 [tombstone inscriptions], and was buried in Bupp's Union Church Cemetery, Springfield township. Henry Alt's second wife was Christina, widow of Ephraim Graybill, as indicated in an orphans court item dated December 1803 [York County Pa. Orphans court Book H pg. 431]. The note is as follows: On the application of Christina Alt, late Christina Graybill the court appoints Dieterich Brubaker guardian over the persons and estate of David Graybill, aged seven years and upwards, and Ephraim Graybill, aged three years and upwards both orphan minor children of Ephram Graybill, deceased. According to Henry's will [York co. Wills Bk. N pg. 339-42] he and Christina had four children: Ludwig, Henry, Christina, and Elizabeth. After Henry's death Christina married again according to three deeds on record in York county, Pennsylvania. One [York County Pa. Deed Book 3 N pg. 230] dated February 14, 1835 states I Aphrim Grabill on of the sons and heirs of Bristena Bap of Codorus township in the county of York, Pennsylvania deceased have granted ....unto the said Frederick Bollinger...the estate share and interest claim of the said Ephraim Grabill of in to or out of the Real or Personal or mixed estate of Christina Bop late of the Township... Another deed [York county Pa. deeds Book 3N pg. 337] dated March 17, 1835 is a receipt given by Ephraim Graybill to Michael Sower, administrator of the estate of Christina Bop, for the former's full share of his mother's estate. Still another [York county Pa. Deeds Book 3N pg. 65] dated March 17, 1834 names her Christina Bob widow of Lewis Bop, deceased."

3. Family Tree Maker Family World Tree, F733_01V1 Tree #0032, 16 Oct 1998, The Learning Company, Inc., Broderbund Blue Banne Division, 1700 Progress Dr., P.O. Box 100, Hiawatha, Ia. 52233-0100, www.Genealogy.com. "John Henry Alt. born October 31, 1745 died September 14, 1816 in York co., Pa. married 1) Anna Maria Walter; married 2) Christina ???. children are: Valentine Alt b. 4 Apr. 1772 d. 11 Sep 1854 married Susanna Lowe; John Alt b. 23 Nov. 1775 d. 1849 or 7 Jan. 1854 m. Elizabeth Lowe; Jacob Alt b. June 1776 d. 11 May 1807 or 1867 m. Catherine Livingston; Anna Maria Alt b. Dec. 7, 1785; Frederick Alt b. April 6, 1788 d. August 23, 1855; Christina Alt m. Henry Nease; Elizabeth Alt m. Michael Sower; Lewis Alt b. 4 Oct 1804 or Apr. 10, 1804 [date written as 4-10-1804]."

4. Nellie Wallace Reeser, Chartered Records of the Valentin Alt Family In America, A (1963, West Lafayette, Indiana Handwritten/Typed Family Group Sheets 2876 pgs. bound in 4 vols), pg. 3, 637, 639, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington DC 20540-4570, CS71.A465.1963. Microfilmed 1984 L. C. Photoduplication Services Washington D.C. 2 reels. Copies in Indiana State Ligrary Genealogy Division www.statelib.lib.in.us; Phone: 317-232-3675; Fax: 317-232-3728 140 North Senate Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2296 and Latter Day Saints Family History Library 50 East North Temple Street Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3400 Phone: 801-538-2978; FAX: 801-240-1448; Library Photduplications Services Phone: 202-707-5640 quoted mein Nov. 2001 as follows after a $25.00 deposit above that for 1500 exposures @ 50 cents for neagative $750, 2 reels postive $96., processing and retrieval fee $12 for grand total of $858.

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5. Compiled by Bob and Mary Closson, Index to York County, Pa. Wills 1748 - 1900, October 1990, May 1995 Closson Press Apollo, Pa, pg. 1. "Alt, Henry 1816 Vol. N pg. 339."

6. David A. and Brenda L. Paup, Index to the Probate Inventories of York County Pennsylvania 1749 - 1850 (1992, Family Line Publications Rear 63 East Main Street Westminster, Maryland 21157), pg. 4. "Ault, Henry, 1816, Shrewsbury twp."

7. York co. Pennsylvania Wills, Bk. N pg. 339-42. "In the name of God Amen I Henry Aldt of Shrewsbury Township in the County of York and State of Pennsylvania Being, advanced in age yet of Sound mind memory and understanding (Blessed be god for the Same) but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life and being desirous to Settle my wordly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to Leave this world Do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following to wit principally and first of all I commit my Immortal soul into the hands of god who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent & christain like manner at the descretion of my executors herein after named and as to such wordly estate wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner to wit After payment of my just debts and funeral Expences I give devise and bequaeth unto my Children Valentine Aldt, Phillip Aldt, John Aldt, Jacob Aldt and Frederick Aldt all that plantation and tract of land Situate in Shrewsbury Townships and York Townships marked and known on a plot by the number on Containing about one hundred and thirty acres be the Same more or less also a tract of land Containing about twenty Seven acres to be devided amongst them Share and Share alike, Item I give and bequaeth unto my beloved wife Christinia one Cow of her own choice one Bed and bed stead, on Spinning wheel and one Chest. I futher will and bequeath unto my beloved wife Christina and to her Children. Namely Lewis Aldt, Henry Aldt, Christina Aldt, and Elizabeth Aldt the residue of my planation Number two Situate in Shrewsbury, and York Townships aforesaid Containing about one hundred and six acres be the Same more or less I further will and bequeath unto my said wife Christina and her heirs namely Lewis, Henry, Christina and Elizabeth Aldt a small piece of wood land marked by the Number three containing about ten acres be the same more or less, to be equally devided share and share alike. It is further my will that in case my said wife Should marry again after my decease that then and in such case my said wifes share being the one fifth part of the two last mentioned pieces of land shall be equally devided amongst the aforesaid Children Namely Lewis, Henry, Christina and Elizabeth Share and Share alike, I also will that all my personal Estate Shall be Sold after my decease and the monies there from arising Shall be devided share and Share alike amongst my nine children and my said wife Christina Item it is further my will that all the bonds and Notes and Book Accounts due me by my children Shall bear no interest only the principal Shall be deducted from their shares of the personal Estate Item it is further my will that in case any of my wifes said children shall marry and would wish to live in the house on said land that then the said children are to repair the house side of the turnpike so that my said wife can live in it, And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my trusty and well beloved friends Peter Fyser and Michael Hess Executors of this my last will and Testament And I do hereby revoke, disanull and make void all other and former wills by me heretofore made. ratifing and holding this for and as my last will and Testament . IN WITNESS whereof I the said Henry Aldt have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this twenty fourth day of August in the Year of out lord one thousand Eight hundred and Sixteen Henrich Alt (seal)."

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  • •Name: Johann Heinrich "Henry" ALT
  • •Given Name: Johann Heinrich "Henry"
  • •Surname: ALT
  • •Nickname: Henry
  • •Sex: M
  • •Birth: 31 Oct 1745 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • •Death: 14 Sep 1816 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • •Event: Court 28 Nov 1759 , York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • •Note: Orphans court - George Meyer and Philip Zeegler appointed guardians.
  • •Will: 24 Aug 1816 Shrewsbury Twp., York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Father: Valentine ALT b: 1 Mar 1700/01 in Altdorf, , Germany
  • Mother: Maria Catharina SCHMIDT b: 1 Dec 1722 in Emmerhausen, Osingen, Germany

Marriage 1 Anna Maria WALTER (WALDER) b: 31 Aug 1747 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States •Married: 1768

  • Children
  • 1. Johann Heinrich ALT b: 23 Jun 1769 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 2. Valentin Johann ALT b: 4 Aug 1772 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States c: 30 Aug 1772 in , , Pennsylvania, United States
  • 3. Johann Valentin Philipp ALT b: 22 Nov 1775 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States c: 23 Jun 1776 in , York, Nebraska, United States
  • 4. Johann Jacob ALT b: 24 Jun 1776 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 5. John (Johannes) AULT b: 13 Feb 1781 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States c: 15 Apr 1781
  • 6. Elizabeth ALT b: 10 Jan 1783 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 7. Anna Maria ALT b: 7 Dec 1785 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 8. Frederick ALT b: 6 Apr 1788 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States

Marriage 2 Christina (GRAYBILL) •Married: Dec 1803

  • Children
  • 1. Ludwig "Lewis" ALT b: 10 Apr 1804 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 2. Heinrich "Henry" ALT b: 10 Jan 1806 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States c: 15 Mar 1806 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 3. Christina ALT b: Sep 1807 in , York, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 4. Elizabeth ALT

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Johann Heinrich 'Henry' Ault's Timeline

1745
October 31, 1745
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1768
1768
Age 22
York Co., Pennsylvania
1769
June 23, 1769
Age 23
Falkner Swamp, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
1772
August 4, 1772
Age 26
York, Pennsylvania, United States
1775
November 22, 1775
Age 30
Springfield Twp., York, Pennsylvannia.
November 22, 1775
Age 30
York, Pennsylvania
1778
October 20, 1778
Age 32
York, Pennsylvania
1781
February 13, 1781
Age 35
York, Pennsylvania
1783
January 10, 1783
Age 37
Shrewsbury, York, Pennsylvania, United States
1785
December 7, 1785
Age 40
York, Pennsylvania