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Rev. Johannes Jacob Preiss (Preisch)

Also Known As: "Johannes Jacob Preisch", "Johann", "Jakob", "Price"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Near Schwarzenau, Wittgenstein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: circa 1752 (59-68)
Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp, Philadelphia, Pa
Immediate Family:

Son of Heinricus Preisch Price and Elisabetha Preisch
Husband of Margaret Preiss
Father of Reverend Johannes John Preiss, III
Brother of David Heinrich Price and “David” Adam David Heinrich Preisch Price Preiss
Half brother of David Preisch

Occupation: Dunkard minister Dunkard meetinghouse, Vernfield, Montgomery County, PAImmigration: 1719 Arrived in America from Friesland Was said to be a half-brother of the King of Prussia, of the house of Haps burg. Migrated to Krefeld, Germany in 1715 due to religi
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About Johannes Jacob Preisz

The Church of the Brethren was organized in 1708 under the leadership of Alexander Mack. Jakob Price was an early follower of this church. Johannes Naas and Johan Jakob Price evangelized for the Brethren during 1715-16 in the Rhine Valley in what would become Germany. Johan Jakob Preisz (Price) came to America in 1719 with Peter Becker and other members of the new Church of the Brethren after a short stay in Friesland in the Netherlands. Jakob purchased 200 acres of land in what would become Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (then Salford Township, Philadelphia County) on 27 June 1720. His only known son Johannes (John) married a local Native American maiden who was probably of the Unami tribe of the Delaware.

  Johann Jakob Preisz   

Church of the Brethren website

MONASTIC ORDERS OF PROVINCIAL EPHRATA.

Reviewing the History of the Settlement of the Solitary at Koch-Halekung (Cocalico), Lancaster County; Also the Resultant Monastic Orders, by Edwin Melvin Williams.

"Accordingly, after the candidates for baptism had chosen Peter Becker to be their Baptizer, they were baptized in the stream Wiskohikung (Wissahickon), near Germantown, on December 25th, of the year 1723. And as these were the firstlings of all baptized, from among the high-Germans in America, their names shall here be recorded and given to posterity, namely: Martin Urner and his female house-mate, (his wife, Catherina), Henry Londes and his house-mate (Heinrich Landes and his wife), Frederick Lang, and Jan Mayle. The evening following they held the first Love-feast ever celebrated in America, at John Gomorry's (Gumre's), which created a great stir among the people of that neighborhood; Peter Becker,* * * * * ministered at the same.

At this, the first baptism by immersion held in America, "it was found that there were present seventeen persons who had been baptized in Europe. They were: Peter Becker, Johann Heinrich Traut, Jeremias Traut, Balser Traut, Heinrich Holzappel, Johannes Gumre, Stephan Koch, Jacob Koch, Johannes Hildebrand, Daniel Ritter, George Balser Gansz, Johannes Preisz, Johannes Kampfer, Magdalena Traut, Anna Gumre, Maria Hildebrand, and Johanna Gansz. These seventeen persons constituted the first Dunker congregation formed in America. They chose Peter Becker as their elder. To them were added ere that memorable Christmas Day ended the six persons baptized in the Wissahickon. Of the baptismal ceremony, Sachse writes:

Clear above the sound of the rushing waters and the rustle of leafless branches rose the solemn German invocation and the singing of the baptismal hymn composed by Alexander Mack, "Ueberschiag die Kost, Spright Jesu Christ, wann du den Grund wilt legen." Numerous as had been the mystic rites and occult incantations held on the rugged ravine and valley of this stream since the gentle Kelpius and his band settled there thirty years before, none were more fervent or brought so great and lasting results as this solemn rite upon the narrow strip of rock-bound land on the shore of the Wissahickon. There stood the administrator deep in the cold water. Before him knelt the rugged Alsatian. Thrice was he immersed under the icy flood. As he arose the last time the Segenspruch was pronounced, and Martin Urner once more entered the material world to become a factor in the religious development of his adopted country. His wife, Catherina Reist, was the next candidate, followed by the other four persons, the same scenes being repeated in each case.

More About REV. JOHANN JAKOB PREISZ - Immigration: 1719, With the Peter Becker party, to Germantown

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-------------------- The Church of the Brethren was organized in 1708 under the leadership of Alexander Mack. '''Jakob Price was an early follower of this church.''' Johannes Naas and Johan Jakob Price evanglized for the Brethren during 1715-16 in the Rhine Valley in what would become Germany. Johan Jakob Preisz (Price) came to America in 1719 with Peter Becker and other members of the new Church of the Brethren after a short stay in Friesland in the Netherlands. Jakob purchased 200 acres of land in what would become Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (then Salford Township, Philadelphia County) on 27 June 1720. His only known son Johannes (John) married a local Native American maiden who was probably of the Unami tribe of the Delaware.

BIRTH & DEATH: HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA,

PG. 291 & 292.

CAME TO AMERICA IN 1719 WITH PETER BECKER.

SETTLED FOR A SHORT TIME IN GERMANTOWN GOING ON TO INDIAN CREEK.

PURCHASED PROPERTY IN INDIAN CREEK IN JUNE OF 1720.

WAS IN FRIESLAND BEFORE COMING TO AMERICA.

WAS MISSIONARY COMPANION TO JOHANN NAAS WHILE IN GERMANY IN 1715.

PURCHASED INDIAN CREEK PROPERTY IN SALFORD TOWNSHIP, 27 JUN 1720.

WAS DESCRIBED AS A SMALL FEEBLE MAN.

see also: A History of the German Baptist Brethren in Europe and America By Martin Grove Brumbaugh


Jakob Price (described as a small feeble man) was an early follower of Alexander Mack, a devout German Pietist who began evangelizing in Schwarzenau, Germany, about 75 miles east of Cologne in the opening

Alexander Mack began evangelizing in northwestern Germany in the opening years of the eighteenth century. years of the 18th century. His followers, first known as the Schwarzenau Brethren and later, in America, as the German Baptist Brethren), and today as the Church of the Brethren. Price evidently united with the Brethren soon after their organization in 1708. He continued until persecution became more raging, when with others he fled to Friesland[1]

In 1719, with his wife and son, Jakob came to America with Peter Becker and other members of what was to become the Church of the Brethren. Jakob purchased 200 acres of land in Salford Township, Philadelphia County (later Montgomery Co.) in Pennsylvania. Upon this tract, he built a small log house with one window, one pane of glass. The roof was thatched with straw. He gradually improved his property and eventually conveyed it to his grandson Daniel Price.

immigrated in 1719. see Word document

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Johannes Jacob Preisz's Timeline

1688
October 10, 1688
Near Schwarzenau, Wittgenstein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
October 10, 1688
Offenbach,Rheinland Pfalz,Germany
1702
June 24, 1702
Near Schwarzenau, Wittgenstein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1752
1752
Age 63
Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp, Philadelphia, Pa
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