Philip Ferree, Sr.

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Philip Ferree (Fierre), Sr.

Birthplace: Steinweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: May 19, 1753 (66)
Paradise, Lancaster , Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Paradise, Lancaster , Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean 'Daniel' Fierre (La Verree), Sr. and Maria Ferree
Husband of Leah Corlea Ferree
Father of Maria Magdelena Buffington; Rachel Leah Ferree; Leah Baker; Abraham Ferree; Elizabeth Ferree and 4 others
Brother of Daniel Ferree, Jr.; Catherine LeFevre; Marie Catherine Faulkner; John Ferree; Abraham Ferree and 1 other

Occupation: possibly wheelwright
Managed by: Anthony John Hill
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About Philip Ferree, Sr.

Given name has also been reported to be Phillip.

Date and place of birth have also been erroneously reported to be:

  • July 1687 at Landau (Landau an der Isar?), Lower Bavaria?, Bavaria, Germany
  • 1709 at Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Philip Ferree was born in 1687 in Steinweiler, Germany. His Huguenot parents were Daniel Ferree and Marie (Mary) Warrembere.

When he was a boy, in 1685, the family fled to Strasburg. They later fled on into Bavaria, Germany. From there they sailed to New York.

He married Leah Dubois about 1711 at Esopus, New York. Leah was the daughter of Abraham Dubois, whose father Louis was the founder of New Platz.

Soon after their marriage they continued on to the Pequea Valley with the rest of the Ferree family

When they arrived he built a temporary home out of of forked poles with a bark roof.

Philip and Leah had eight children: Abraham Ferree (d. 1775), Isaac Ferree (d. 1782), Jacob Ferree, Philip Ferree, Joel Ferree (1833), Magdalena, Ferree (married William Buffington, son of Thomas Buffington), Leah Ferree, (married Peter Baker), Elisabeth Ferree (married her cousin, Isaac Ferree).

Philip died on May 19, 1753, Paradise Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. An American Family History

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Philip Ferree, Sr.'s Timeline

July 1686
Steinweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Age 25
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
April 4, 1714
Age 27
Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
August 1715
Age 29
Conestoga, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 28
Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
Age 31
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Age 38
Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Age 41
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
March 24, 1730
Age 43
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania