Hans John Groff, Jr.

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Hans John Groff (Graff), Jr.

Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: 1780 (82-83)
Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Washington County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans George Graff and Susanna Orndorf Graff
Husband of Elizabeth Grof and Mary Elizabeth Groff
Father of Jacob Grove, Sr; Capt. George Grafft; Elizabeth Graff; John Graff; Henry Graff and 9 others
Brother of Peter B. Groff; Anna Good; Michael B. Groff; Samuel B. Groff; Veronica B. Kundig Landis and 6 others
Half brother of Anna Souders and Hans Graf, III

Managed by: Russell Glenn Smith
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About Hans John Groff, Jr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND. DAR Ancestor # A048822



Name changed from Graf to Grof.

Married in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Moved his family to Frederick County during the year of 1765, settling in the Frederick County area. Is also said they lived in Piney Run Hundred, Maryland.

He and his wife had a total of seven children. There is confusion as to possibly another marriage, and additional children being involved through that wife as well.

Granted 197 acres of his fathers land in 1746. Later sold his land to a brother of his, David.

Have not located the family cemetery.. was still around in 1912 when it was mentioned the graves were cut with their initials only.


John was the s/o Hans Groff b.1675 & Susanna Kendig b.1678. John was the f/o Barbara Groff Erb b.1772 she was 1st w/o Peter Erb b.1770

Hans Groff Jr. otherwise called John Hans Groff, was the son of Hans Groff (Graf) and Susanna Orndorff. The Grafs also used the surname Grove. According to the http://files. usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/family/graf0001.txt website, John Hans Graf (Groff) and his wife Elizabeth Carpenter had 5 children. George Graft (Graf) was the third child.

John Hans Grove and his eldest son, Jacob Graf (Grove), signed the Oath of Fidelity and Support to the State of Maryland at the march Court 1778, Sharpsburg Hundred, Washington County. (Washington from Frederick in 1776) see Revolutionary Records of Maryland (Rumbough) page 14.

John Groff is listed with the DAR as ancestor #A048822.

Children: Jacob, born 4 Jun 1737, married Catharine Staley Elizabeth, born 1738, married Baltzer Henkel George, born 6 Apr 1739, married Mary Ferree Henry, born abt. 1741, married Anna Mary ? Catherine, born abt. 1745

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Hans John Groff, Jr.'s Timeline

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
June 4, 1737
Age 40
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
April 6, 1739
Age 42
Lancaster County, PA, United States
September 1740
Age 43
Age 46
Age 46
Age 48
Age 48
July 19, 1746
Age 49
Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA