Hans Jacob B. Landis

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Hans Jacob B. Landis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Steinsfurt, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Death: Died in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Heinrich Landis and Barbara Landis
Husband of Anna Eby Landis
Father of Heinrich (Henry) Landis; Johannes Heinrich “Ephrata John” Landis; (Reverend) Benjamin Witmer Landis; Barbara W. Myer (Landis); Anna Mosser Tinkey and 2 others
Half brother of Jakob Landis; Osli Landes; Hans Heinrich Landis; Catherine Landis; Barbara Landis and 1 other

Occupation: farmer, Immigrant
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About Hans Jacob B. Landis

Jacob, a Mennonite farmer, had 200 acres on both sides of what is now know as "The Old Road". This became the center of the Mellinger church activities.

He married Anna Witmer. He was a neighbor of her father.

Birth: 1667, Switzerland
Death: 1730
East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA

Jacob was a descendant of the 1614 Martyr, Hans Landis of Canton, Zurich, Hirzel, Switzerland. At the time of his birth this part of Steinsfurt, Germany was actually part of Switzerland.

The Mennonite Jacob Landis married Anna Witmer about 1688 in Zurich, Switzerland. Jacob knew her family growing up as he lived on a farm in the neighborhood.

Jacob's family immigrated during 1717 and then in 1722 they bought farm land in Lancaster Co., PA and relocated one last time.

The rest of Anna & Jacob's lives were spent on their farm of 200 acres on both sides of what is now know as "The Old Road".

Their son Benjamin was the first Mennonite preacher in the area and where they lived became the center of the Mellinger church activities.

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Hans Jacob B. Landis's Timeline

1667
1667
Steinsfurt, Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
1690
1690
Age 23
1690
Age 23
Schiltach, Baden-Württemberg, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
1696
March 6, 1696
Age 29
Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1697
September 2, 1697
Age 30
Zurich, Zurich District, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
1705
1705
Age 38
Canton Zurich, Switzerland
1710
1710
Age 43
Of, Strasburg Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1730
April 13, 1730
Age 63
East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America