Jacob Harvey Frick

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Jacob Harvey Frick

Birthplace: Switzerland
Death: March 23, 1799 (82)
Tredyffrin, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Place of Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Parker Ford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Conrad Frick and Gertrude Barbara Frick
Husband of Elizabeth Frick and Catherine Frick
Father of John Nicholas Frick; Jacob Frick; Hannah Reinhart; Susanna Christina Frick and John Frick
Brother of John Frick; John Philip Frick; Daniel Frick; Maria Barbara Frick; Elizabeth Frick and 5 others

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About Jacob Harvey Frick

The Frick familiy is of Swiss origin, being among the early German emigrants of the Baptist persuasion who settled along the Schuylkill in Chester and Montgomery Counties. Jacob Frick, September, 1733, came over on the "Pennsylvania," merchantman, of London, John Stedman, master, from Rotterdam. He, with his brother John, settled one mile east of Pottstown, and later removed to Chester Valley, two miles from Valley Forge, where they lived during the Revolutionary War, near the scene of the Paoli massacre, and on their farm the British and Hessians encamped after the battle of the Brandywine.

Jacob Frick, born 1717, married Elizabeth Urner, who was born in 1724; he died in 1799, and she in 1757. Their son, John, married Catharine Grumbacher, from which union was born Jacob Frick. He married Mary Sower, daughter of David, and granddaughter of Christopher Sauer.*

To Jacob and Mary (Sower) Frick were born eight children, of whom three survive. Of these, John Frick was born April 26, 1811, and was the eldest child. He moved with his parents, when two years old, to the farm he now owns, and on which he has ever since resided.

Feb. 4, 1836, he married Mira Reinhart, daughter of Daniel Reinhart, to whom were born four children,-- one daughter died in infancy; Harriet Emily (deceased), married to Rev. A. J. Rowland, pastor of Tenth Baptist Church, Philadelphia; Ann Sarah, and Isabella R.

Mr. Frick taught school in his younger days; was many years a surveyor, and still occasionally does surveying when called upon. Farming has been his general avocation. He is a member of the German Baptist or Brethren Church. He has frequently served as a school director, and ever taken a deep interest in the progress of the free schools. He is a worthy citizen, and a lineal descendant of a noted ancestry.


Swiss Immigrant - Sptember 28, 1733 Departed life in his 82nd year.

He sailed from Rotterdam aboard the ship "Pennsylvania Merchant," arriving at Philadelphia on September 18, 1733. He was the brother of John Frick of Upper Milford, Bucks (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania, who was baptized in 1735 by Martin Urner, Senior.

Jacob married 1st Elizabeth Urner who was the daughter of Jacob and Ann Urner. Jacob married 2nd to Catherine Miller, daughter of John Miller of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Jacob and Elizabeth (Urner) Frick made their home near Elizabeth's parents, one mile east of present-day Pottstown. Jacob Frick was a wheelwright.

After his wife Elizabeth died, the family moved to Tredyffrin Township in the Chester Valley, about two miles from Valley Forge. He was a taxpayer in Tredyffrin by 1774. The British and Hessian armies encamped on their farm after the Battle of Brandywine in 1777.

His will (Chester Will Book K or 10, page 79), was signed January 16, 1793 and proved March 19, 1799, mentions his second wife Catherine, daughters Elizabeth, Susanna, Hannah and Anna; son John; daughters Christiana, Mary and Rebecca; and son-in-law John Rinehart and Nathaniel Jones.

The birth order and some of the birth dates of the children of Jacob Frick are unknown. His 1st wife Elizabeth Urner died in 1757, so any children born before 1757 would be the children of Elizabeth Urner, and the children born after 1757 would be the children of Catherine Miller.

(1) Elizabeth, b. abt 1742; m. 1st Jacob Switzer, & 2nd Abraham Crumbacker.

(2) Susanna, b. abt 1748?; m. David Zublin.

(3) Hannah, b. 23 June 1750; m. John Reinhart/Reinhard.

4) Anna, m. John Neilor.

(5) John Frick, b. 8 April 1757; married 1st Catharine Grumbacher, and 2nd Susanna Bartlett.

(6) Christiana, m. 1st Enoch Jones; m. 2nd Nathaniel Jones.

(7) Mary, b. 4 Jul 1776; m. Nathaniel Miles.

(8) Rebecca, m. _________ Cornick.

(9) Jacob, d. age 21.

(10) David, d. age 12.

For more information on the Urner family: http://www.kinfolks.info/urner/index.html* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Sep 2 2020, 5:51:38 UTC

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Jacob Harvey Frick's Timeline

March 23, 1717
Chester, Delaware County, PA, United States
June 23, 1750
April 8, 1757
Port Royal, Juniata County, PA, United States
March 23, 1799
Age 82
Tredyffrin, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Oak Grove Cemetery, Parker Ford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA