Ulrich Hans Longenecker

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About Ulrich Hans Longenecker

emigrated from Bern, Switzerland, with his father in 1733. He purchased land in Rapho Twp, Lancaster County, from Thomas Penn, son of William Penn, in 1742. Rev Abraham Longenecker, one of his 15 children, is buried with his wife at Stauffer's Mennonite Church in Dauphin County.


His father, Ulrich Longenecker (Olrige Langnecker)--There is some disagreement as to his record, but he was definitely a Swiss Mennonite. Davis indicates that he was born in Langnau and emigrated from Zweibrucken, with his wife, Anna Blaser and his sons Ulrich (1711) and Jacob (1714). He was born on October 7, 1664 (one record says Zurich) and died on Nov. 15, 1752 in Rapho Township in Lancaster County, where Joseph Florey lived. His father was David Longanegger and his mother Madlena Gerber. Davis states that his wife was Anna Blaser, but another source says "Feronica," family name unknown. He may have been a book printer in Zurich, although he is listed as illiterate.

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Ulrich Hans Longenecker's Timeline

1711
1711
Langnau, Bern, Switzerland
1730
1730
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1732
January 7, 1732
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1735
1735
Rapho Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1738
December 16, 1738
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1740
1740
1741
August 6, 1741
Lancaster County, PA, United States
1741
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
1742
1742
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States