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John Praal (Prall)

Birthplace: Hunterdon Co., NJ
Death: May 04, 1813 (84)
Hunterdon Co., NJ
Place of Burial: Kingwood, Hunterdon County, NJ, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Prall and Sarah Prall
Husband of Susannah Barber
Father of Aladay (Eliada) Prall
Brother of Peter Prall; Catherine Abbott; Isaac Prall; Abraham Praal; Mary Praal and 2 others

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About John Praal

The Life Summary

When John M Prall was born on 29 April 1729, in Kingwood, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, Peter Prall, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Grandin, was 25. He married Susanna Barber about 1759, in New Jersey, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 4 May 1813, at the age of 84, and was buried in Kingwood, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States.

Information obtain from "Stockton, New Jersey - 300 Years of History" by Iris H. Naylor.

For a complete copy of this Historical Pamphlet, please contact the Borough's Office at 609-397-0110. Copies are $10.00 plus postage. Or you may pick one up at the Borough Hall.

John Reading, a proprietor of West Jersey, one of the first surveyors of the wilderness area that is now know as Hunterdon County and one of the men chosen to meet with the Indians in 1703 in order to purchase this land. He chose for himself a large tract of land bordering the Delaware river. Part of this land contained the present day Stockton.

Reading established a ferry across the Delaware and the area became known as Readings Ferry. When John's daughter Mary married Daniel Howell part of her dowry was a square mile tract of land fronting the river. This property included the location of the ferry. The name was then changed to Howell's Ferry.

In 1792, John Prall, Jr. , a veteran of the Revolutionary War, purchased some property owned by Joseph Howell (son of Daniel and Mary) and mill property in 1794 once owned by the Woolvertons. John proceeded to build a grist mill, saw mill, oil mill a store and several stone dwellings. There was also a quarry located on this property. The area became known as Prallsville as it remains today.


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John Praal's Timeline

April 28, 1729
Hunterdon Co., NJ
May 18, 1762
Hunterdon Co., NJ
May 4, 1813
Age 84
Hunterdon Co., NJ
Kingwood, Hunterdon County, NJ, United States