John Jacob Lanius, Sr.

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John Jacob Lanius, Sr.

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Meckenheim, Erzstift und Kurfürstentum Köln, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
Death: March 1, 1778 (69)
Hellam Township, York County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: York, York County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Wilhelm Lanius; Johann Heinrich LANIUS; Anna Catharina Lanius and Catherina UNKNOWN
Husband of Julianna Lanius
Father of Beata Lanius; John Jacob Lanius, Jr.; Catherina Roemer; Heinrich Henry Lanius; Julianna Fishel and 7 others
Brother of Anna Barbara Ohler; Gabriel Lanius; Christina Felicitas Lanius; Johann Christoph Lanius and Anna Elisabetha Lanius

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About John Jacob Lanius, Sr.

Jacob Lanius appears on the list of men over the age of 16 on the Ship Pennsylvania Merchant. There is no one else with that surname and this one also lists the woman over age 16 and children under age 16. He is on all three lists from the ship.

Jacob Lanius immigrated on the Pennsylvania Merchant , Sep 11, 1731. He is listed as one of the signers of an agreement dated Mar 17, 1745 to build the first Reformed Church of York, Pennsylvania. He was licensed land f rom William Penn. 6 miles north of York. Janey Joyce notes that Juliana is not listed as a passenger on this ship, but presumably accompanied him. On Jul 25 , 1752, he and his wife were taken into membership of the First Moravian Church , York. On Apr 7, 1761 he was naturalized at a Supreme Court in Philadelphia, along with George Ilgenfritz, John Feiser, Franz Berot, and John Fischel, all a lso Moravians. He was involved in the Maryland Border War. On Aug 25, 1762, h e moved from his farm in Kreutz Creek, Hellam Twp. According to Gibson(?) page 606, re 1783 tax list, Jacob had 150 acres and 1 still, val. 556 pounds. His w ill was dated Jun 20, 1775 and probated Apr 28, 1778. York Moravian: March 1, 1778. At Noon. Died Jacob Lanius Sr., widowed, aet, 69-9-19. Buried March 2

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John Jacob Lanius, Sr.'s Timeline

May 12, 1708
Meckenheim, Erzstift und Kurfürstentum Köln, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
June 3, 1731
Age 23
Voyage to America
August 3, 1732
Age 24
Hellam Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States
June 18, 1734
Age 26
Kreutz Creek, Hellam Twp., York, PA
June 1, 1736
Age 28
Kreutz Creek, York County, Province of Pennsylvania
June 1, 1736
Age 28
York County, Pennsylvania, United States
August 10, 1738
Age 30
Kreutz Creek, Hellam Twp., York, PA
December 1, 1740
Age 32
Kreutz Creek, Hellam Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
April 20, 1742
Age 33
Kreutz Creek, Hellam Township, York, Pennsylvania, USA