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Nicholas Barron

Birthplace: Palatine, Germany
Death: March 1785 (54)
Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Catharina Christina Barron
Father of Catherine Barbara Young; George Barron; Nicholas Barron, Jr.; John N. Barron and Phillip Barron

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About Nicholas Barron

Copied from "The History of Somerset, Bedford, and Fulton Counties, Pennsylvania -- 1884"

Nicholas Barron emigrated from Germany to Berks county, and thence to Somerset county. He settled and died on a farm of three hundred acres in Somerset township. His children were: George, John, Nicholas, Philip and Barbara (Young). Nicholas, Jr., was born in Berks county in 1765. About 1795 he settled in the northern part of Milford township, where he bought and cleared a farm, the same now owned by his son Nicholas. He died in 1831. His wife was Rachel Houser, and their children: George, Adam, Henry, Isaac, John, Nicholas, Elizabeth (Barclay), Catharine (Barclay), Mary (Levan) and Effie (Putman), are all dead but Isaac, Nicholas and Effie. Nicholas purchased the farm after his father’s death, three hundred and thirty-four acres, for thirty-three hundred and forty dollars.

Copied from "Descendants of Jacob Barkley and Veronica Hauer of Somerset Co., PA"

"Samuel's Evangelical Luthern Church, the second or third oldest church in Somerset County, was possibly started as early as 1775. The German immigrants of the area banned together to form this church. On 16 April 1795, the first German Records of the church lists the names of people baptized. The Barkley first appears in the records in 1804.

Nicholas Barron played a major role in the organization of the church. "The 200 years of History of Samuel's Church," states, the congregation began meeting in a two-room log schoolroom on the site" presently occupied by Samuel's Church. It was common in those days for a church to build Sabbath Schools for the children of the congregatioin, using it for worship on Saturdays and Sundays. The same building was used as a school during the weekdays. The history goes on to state that the first building was built by Nicholas Barron, his sons, and other members. Nicholas donated the land

His will dated 1785

More About Nicholas Barron:

Fact 1: October 04, 1752, Arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fact 2: 1752, Came to states on the ship Neptune

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Nicholas Barron's Timeline

Palatine, Germany
May 9, 1761
Age 30
Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
January 27, 1762
Age 31
Berks Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
December 25, 1762
Age 31
Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA
September 27, 1765
Age 34
Richmond Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
September 9, 1767
Age 36
Richmond Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States
March 1785
Age 54
Somerset, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA