John Jacob Lanius, Sr. (1708 - 1778) MP

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Birthplace: Meckenheim, Erzstift und Kurfürstentum Köln, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
Death: Died in Hellam Township, York County, Pennsylvania, United States
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About John Jacob Lanius, Sr.

Jacob Lanius appears on the list of men over the age of 16 on the Ship Pennsylvania Merchant. There is no one else with that surname and this one also lists the woman over age 16 and children under age 16. He is on all three lists from the ship.

Jacob Lanius immigrated on the Pennsylvania Merchant , Sep 11, 1731. He is listed as one of the signers of an agreement dated Mar 17, 1745 to build the first Reformed Church of York, Pennsylvania. He was licensed land f rom William Penn. 6 miles north of York. Janey Joyce notes that Juliana is not listed as a passenger on this ship, but presumably accompanied him. On Jul 25 , 1752, he and his wife were taken into membership of the First Moravian Church , York. On Apr 7, 1761 he was naturalized at a Supreme Court in Philadelphia, along with George Ilgenfritz, John Feiser, Franz Berot, and John Fischel, all a lso Moravians. He was involved in the Maryland Border War. On Aug 25, 1762, h e moved from his farm in Kreutz Creek, Hellam Twp. According to Gibson(?) page 606, re 1783 tax list, Jacob had 150 acres and 1 still, val. 556 pounds. His w ill was dated Jun 20, 1775 and probated Apr 28, 1778. York Moravian: March 1, 1778. At Noon. Died Jacob Lanius Sr., widowed, aet, 69-9-19. Buried March 2

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John Jacob Lanius, Sr.'s Timeline

1708
May 12, 1708
Meckenheim, Erzstift und Kurfürstentum Köln, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
1730
June 13, 1730
Age 22
Meckenheim, Erzstift und Kurfürstentum Köln, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
1731
June 3, 1731
Age 23
Voyage to America
1732
August 3, 1732
Age 24
Hellam Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States
1734
June 18, 1734
Age 26
Kreutz Creek, Hellam Twp., York, PA
1736
June 1, 1736
Age 28
Kreutz Creek, York County, Province of Pennsylvania
1738
August 10, 1738
Age 30
Kreutz Creek, Hellam Twp., York, PA
1740
December 1, 1740
Age 32
Kreutz Creek, Hellam Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
1742
April 20, 1742
Age 33
Kreutz Creek, Hellam Township, York, Pennsylvania, USA
1745
October 12, 1745
Age 37
Kreutz Creek, York, PA