Jacob Seiler, Powwower

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Jacob Seiler, Powwower

Birthplace: Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Death: April 15, 1793 (77)
Elk Lick Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Jacob Seiler and Anna Ursula Saylor
Husband of Magdalena Staid
Father of Johannes Seiler, Powwower; Catherine Berkey; Anna Gnagey; Jacob Saylor and Magdalena Saylor
Brother of Catherine Berkey

Occupation: Jacob Seiler/Saylor immigrant 15 Sep 1749 on ship Phoenix first Mennonite minister in Somerset Co.], minister, Minister
Managed by: Charles Denver Miller, Jr.
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About Jacob Seiler, Powwower

Jacob Seiler/Saylor immigrated 15 Sep 1749 on ship Phoenix. First Mennonite minister in Somerset Co., PA.

Following contribution from Capt (#47510447):

Jacob married Magdalena Stald 19 March 1739. Magdalena died 27 January 1784 in Pennsylvania. We believe Jacob arrived in America 15 September 1749 on the Ship Phoenix at the port of Philadelphia, PA. They settled first in Lancaster, now Lebanon, County, PA. Jacob also owned land on Saylor Hill; but, he is believed to have made the move after the death of Magdalena. A stone in the Saylor Hill graveyard can be identified for Jacob.

Powwow, also called Brauche or Braucherei in Deitsch, is a vernacular system of North American traditional medicine and folk magic originating in the culture of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Blending aspects of folk religion with healing charms, "powwowing" includes a wide range of healing rituals used primarily for treating ailments in humans and livestock, as well as securing physical and spiritual protection, and good luck in everyday affairs.[1][2] Although the word "powwow" is Native American, these ritual traditions are of European origin and were brought to colonial Pennsylvania in the transatlantic migrations of German-speaking people from Central Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. A practitioner is sometimes referred to as a "Powwower" or Braucher, but terminology varies by region. These folk traditions continue to the present day in both rural and urban settings, and have spread across North America.[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pow-wow_(folk_magic)

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Jacob Seiler, Powwower's Timeline

July 30, 1715
Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
May 26, 1740
Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Somerset, Somerset, PA
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,
April 15, 1793
Age 77
Elk Lick Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 77
Saylor Burial Ground, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States