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Barnard Gratz

Birthplace: Langendorf, Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland (Germany)
Death: April 20, 1801 (62-63)
Baltimore, MD, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Solomon Gratz
Husband of Richea Gratz
Father of Fanny Gratz and Rachel Etting
Brother of Michael Gratz; Judith (Gitel) Bloch; Hyman Gratz; Jonathan Gratz and Leah Gratz

Managed by: Judith Berlowitz
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About Barnard Gratz

When about seventeen years of age he emigrated to the United States, arriving in Philadelphia in 1754. For a time he was engaged in the counting-house of David Franks, but subsequently he entered into partnership with his brother Michael, trading with the Indians and supplying the government with Indian goods. On Oct. 11, 1763, he became a naturalized British subject. He was one of the merchants who signed the Non-Importation Resolutions adopted Oct. 25, 1765. After the outbreak of the Revolutionary war he took the oath of allegiance to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Nov. 6, 1777). Gratz was also one of the signers of a petition presented to the government in 1783 for the abolition of an objectionable oath of office. About the time of the outbreak of the American Revolution he was appointed parnas of an unorganized congregation of Philadelphia Jews, which was ultimately known as the Congregation Mickveh Israel, on whose board of trustees he later served.

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Barnard Gratz's Timeline

April 1738
Langendorf, Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland (Germany)
October 9, 1761
October 9, 1764
Philadelphia, PA, United States
April 20, 1801
Age 63
Baltimore, MD, United States