Michael Gratz (1740 - 1811)

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Birthplace: Langendorf, Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland
Death: Died in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Managed by: Judith יהודית Ann Berlowitz
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About Michael Gratz

A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA. DAR Ancestor # A047169

According to an 1833 document offered on ebay (Report to the 23rd Congress, House of Reps) Michael made a claim to the US goverment in 1792 for the loss of three continental loan office certificates funding the Revolutionary War. Gratz descendants, check out the sale

Michael Gratz (1740-1811) was Parnas of Mikveh Israel from 1784 to 1785. As a tribute to him and his wife Miriam, the northwestern section of Mikveh Israel Cemetery was reserved for the Gratz family. He arrived from Germany in 1758, following his older brother, Bernard, who was previously apprenticed to David Franks. Together they set up a coastal shipping service between New Orleans and Quebec. The French & Indian Wars interfered with shipping, and drove the brothers to western frontier trade in Pennsylvania, Illinois and Kentucky. They, along with David Franks, Mathias Bush and others, signed the Non-Importation Resolutions of 1765 to protest the Stamp Act. Later, the Gratz brothers supplied the Continental Army. During the British occupation of Philadelphia, the firm relocated to Lancaster, home of the father-in-law of Michael Gratz, Joseph Simon.

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Michael Gratz's Timeline

1740
1740
Langendorf, Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland
1769
June 20, 1769
Age 29
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1770
April 16, 1770
Age 30
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1771
June 18, 1771
Age 31
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1773
January 14, 1773
Age 33
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1774
October 1, 1774
Age 34
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1776
September 23, 1776
Age 36
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1779
July 11, 1779
Age 39
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1781
March 4, 1781
Age 41
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1783
January 25, 1783
Age 43
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA