Johann Anthony Bierly

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Johann Anthony Bierly

Also Known As: "John Anthony Bierly", "Anton Bierlich"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Germany
Death: April 07, 1825 (81)
Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
Place of Burial: Rebersburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes Melchoir Bihrle and Maria Anna Barbara Bierly
Husband of Anna Maria Bierly
Father of Margaret Carter; Nicholas Bierly, II; Catherine Bierly; John Anthony Bierly, Jr.; Elizabeth Berry and 8 others
Brother of Catharine Barbara Bierlich; Nicholas Bierlich; Johannes Franz Bierlich; Valentina Elisabeth Bierlich and Maria Barbara Bierlich

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About Johann Anthony Bierly

BIERLY, ANTHONY,

He was one of the pioneer settlers of Brush valley. He leased a tract of three hundred acres, on part of which Rebersburg is now situated, from Col. Samuel Miles in 1791, and it is probable that he brought his family into the valley in the spring of the same year.

They came from Mahantango Creek, now Snyder County. Mr. Bierly and his son, Nicholas had been up during the previous fall to clear and put in grain a small piece of ground for the family's subsistence. A Mr. Strawbridge had cleared about half an acre; and built a hut on this tract when Mr. Bierly first came, and there were a few huts standing in the woods through other parts of the valley. Mr. Bierly's house was situated about mid way between the present homes of Peter S. and thony Bierly. There are several apple-trees around the place which were brought from below, one of which measures thirteen and one-half feet in circumference.

During the Revolutionary war Anthony Bierly served in the militia, but it is not known in what engagements he took part. On one or two occasions he, with other parties, followed Indians who had murdered white families. This occurred while he was still living along the Mahantango. He came to the valley with his family through Brush Valley Narrows, over the road which Samuel Miles had opened but a short time before, and was the first man that traveled it in a conveyance. Anthony Bierly was a native of Bavaria; his parents and an only brother, Nicholas, came to America at the same time probably, but in what year is not known. His brother settled in Ohio somewhere. His father's name was Melchior, and he lived along the Mahantango also until the Indian troubles of 1778, when he left with the "Great Runaway," and never returned from the eastern part of the State. His wife brought along a beautifully ornamented bottle from the old country, which is today a cherished relic in the family of a great-grandson, Melchior Bierly, of Rebersburg. Anthony Bierly was married to a Miss Warner; he died in 1825, and was eighty-two years of age; both he and his wife lie buried in the Lutheran and Reformed graveyard, Rebersburg, and neither grave has a tombstone with an inscription. Children,-Nicholas, John, Anthony, Margaret, married to John Philips; Mary, married to Michael Kehl; Sarah, first married to Henry Grenninger, and after his decease to George Leash; Anna, married to Philip Glantz; Barbara, married to Frederick Womeldorf; Rosina, married to Christian Gramly; Elizabeth, married to Peter Berry; Eva, married to Michael Ketner; Catharine not married. All the children are dead. (Meyer.)

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883


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They came from Mahantango Creek, now Snyder County. Mr. Bierly and his son, Nicholas, had been up during the previous fall to clear and put in grain a small piece of ground for the family¡¦s subsistence. A Mr. Strawbridge had cleared about half an acre; and built a hut on this tract when Mr. Bierly first came, and there were a few huts standing in the woods through other parts of the valley. Mr. Bierly¡¦s house was situated about midway between the present homes of Peter S. and Thony Bierly. There are several apple trees around the place which were brought from below, one of which measures thirteen and one-half feet in circumference.

During the Revolutionary War Anthony Bierly served in the militia, but it is not known in what engagements he took part. On one or two occasions, he, with other parties, followed Indians who had murdered white families. This occurred while he was still living along the Mahantango. He came to the valley with his family through Brush Valley Narrows, over the road which Samuel Miles had opened but a short time before, and was the first man that traveled it in a conveyance. Anthony Bierly was a native of Bavaria; his parents and an only brother, Nicholas, came to America at the same time probably, but in what year is not known. His brother settled in Ohio somewhere. His father¡¦s name was Melchior, and he lived along the Mahantango also until the Indian troubles of 1778, when he left with the ¡§great Runaway,¡¨ and never returned from the eastern part of the State. His wife brought along a beautifully ornamented bottle from the old country, which is today a cherished relic in the family of a great-grandson, Melchior Bierly, of Rebersburg. Anthony Bierly was married to a Miss Warner; he died in 1825, and was eighty-two years of age; both he and his wife lie buried in the Lutheran and Reformed graveyard, Rebersburg, and neither grave has a tombstone with an inscription. Children: „X Nicholas „X John „X Anthony „X Margaret, married to John Philips; Mary, married to Michael Kehl „X Sarah, first married to Henry grenninger, and after his decease to George Leash „X Anna, married to Philip Glantz „X Barbara, married to Fredereick Womeldorf „X Rosina, married to Christian Gramly „X Elizabeth, married to Peter Berry „X Eva, married to Michael Ketner „X Catharine not married

All the children are dead. (Meyer) Wife: Anna Maria Warner

Parents: Melchior Bierly and Maria Barbara Ocker

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883.

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Anthony was born in 1743 in Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany and came to America when a few months old. He married Anna Maria Warner and they had nine daughters and three sons. He served in the Militia during the Revolution and lived in Northumberland County, about 15 miles south of Selinsgrove until 1791 when they moved to Brush Valley, Center County.

Anthony was one of the pioneer settles of Brush Valley. He leased a tract of three hundred acres, on part of which Rebersberg is now situated from Col. Samuel Miles in 1791, and it's probable that he brought his family into the valley in the spring of that year. They came from Mahantango Creek, now Snyder County. Mr. Bierly and his son, Nicholas, had been up during the previous fall to clear and put in grain on a small piece of ground for the family's subsistence. A Mr. Strawbridge had cleared about half an acre and built a hut on this tract when Mr. Bierly first came, and there were a few huts standing in the woods through other parts of the valley.

Mr. Bierly's house was sitauted about mid-way between the presnet homes of Peter S and Anthony Bierly III. There were several apple trees around the place, one of which measures thirteen and one-half feet in circumference. During the Revolutionary War, Anthony served in the malitia, but it is not known in what engagements he took part. On one or two occasions he, with ohter parties, followed Indians who had murdered white families. This occurred while he and his family were still living along the Mahantango. He came to the valley with hsi family through Brush Valley Narrows, over the road which Col. Samuel Miles had opened a short time before, and was the first man that traveled it in a conveyance.

Anthony was a native of Bavaria, his parents and only brother, Nicholas, came to America at teh same time, and it's believed this occured in 1743. Anthony would have been only a few months in age. His brother settled in Ohio somewhere. His father's name was Melchior, and he lived along the Mahantango also until the Indian troubles of 1778, when he left with the "Great Runaway" and never returned from the eastern part of the state. Anthony was married to a Miss Warner and he died on April 7, 1825 and was 82 years old. His wife, Anna Maria Warner who was born on November 15, 1752 and died on April 3 1841. Both lie buried in the Lutheran and Reformed graveyard, Rebersburg, and neither grave has a tombstone with an inscription.


Anthony Berly (Bierly) (1747-1825)

He was one of the pioneer settlers of Brush Valley. He leased a tract of three hundred acres, on part of which Rebersburg is now situated, from Col. Samuel Miles in 1791, and it is probable that he brought his family into the valley in the spring of the same year.

They came from Mahantango Creek, now Snyder County. Mr. Bierly and his son, Nicholas, had been up during the previous fall to clear and put in grain a small piece of ground for the family¡¦s subsistence. A Mr. Strawbridge had cleared about half an acre; and built a hut on this tract when Mr. Bierly first came, and there were a few huts standing in the woods through other parts of the valley. Mr. Bierly¡¦s house was situated about midway between the present homes of Peter S. and Thony Bierly. There are several apple trees around the place which were brought from below, one of which measures thirteen and one-half feet in circumference.

During the Revolutionary War Anthony Bierly served in the militia, but it is not known in what engagements he took part. On one or two occasions, he, with other parties, followed Indians who had murdered white families. This occurred while he was still living along the Mahantango. He came to the valley with his family through Brush Valley Narrows, over the road which Samuel Miles had opened but a short time before, and was the first man that traveled it in a conveyance. Anthony Bierly was a native of Bavaria; his parents and an only brother, Nicholas, came to America at the same time probably, but in what year is not known. His brother settled in Ohio somewhere. His father¡¦s name was Melchior, and he lived along the Mahantango also until the Indian troubles of 1778, when he left with the ¡§great Runaway,¡¨ and never returned from the eastern part of the State. His wife brought along a beautifully ornamented bottle from the old country, which is today a cherished relic in the family of a great-grandson, Melchior Bierly, of Rebersburg. Anthony Bierly was married to a Miss Warner; he died in 1825, and was eighty-two years of age; both he and his wife lie buried in the Lutheran and Reformed graveyard, Rebersburg, and neither grave has a tombstone with an inscription. Children: „X Nicholas „X John „X Anthony „X Margaret, married to John Philips; Mary, married to Michael Kehl „X Sarah, first married to Henry grenninger, and after his decease to George Leash „X Anna, married to Philip Glantz „X Barbara, married to Fredereick Womeldorf „X Rosina, married to Christian Gramly „X Elizabeth, married to Peter Berry „X Eva, married to Michael Ketner „X Catharine not married

All the children are dead. (Meyer) Wife: Anna Maria Warner

Parents: Melchior Bierly and Maria Barbara Ocker

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883.

http://www.retracing-our-family-legacy.com/notes_bierly_anthony.html* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Sep 25 2019, 3:17:16 UTC

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Johann Anthony Bierly's Timeline

1743
December 22, 1743
Germany
1773
October 31, 1773
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
1774
January 19, 1774
1777
1777
1779
February 8, 1779
Pennsylvania, United States
1781
March 22, 1781
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States
1783
September 20, 1783
1785
October 8, 1785
Northumberland, PA
1787
September 8, 1787
November 16, 1787
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA