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Jacob Strieby

Male 1699 - Abt 1770  (71 years)


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  • Name Jacob Strieby 
    Born 1699  Lower Rhine Vall, Palitinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1770  Northampton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Westmoreland Twp, Northampton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1505  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Children 
    +1. Hans Michael Strieby,   b. Abt 1726, Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1790, Lynn Twp., Northampton County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "STREVEY FAMILY HISTORY" by Maxine Strevey Scott, p. 4,5 and 6
      "Jacob Strieby ...crossed the Atlantic on board the St. Andrew
      skippered by Capt. Robert Brown, arrived Port of Philadelphia on the
      afternoon of Oct. 7, 1743. Nothing is know of Jacob before his
      arrival in America. It is assumed that he is widowed, since the only
      family that he brought with him was his son Hans Michael." "Of all
      twelve children, most retained the spelling of Strieby, but if one
      looks at the passenger list the name was spelled both ways. Jacob and
      Hans Michael signed it Strieby, but when it was printed under "those
      who took the oath of allegiance" it was spelled Strevey.
      "Pennsylvania German Pioneers": the foreigners whose names are
      underwritten imported in ship St. Andrew, Capt. Robert Brown from
      Rotterdam, last from Cowes, England did this day take the Oathe of
      Qualification, vis dated Oct. 7, 1743." "Jacob Strieby and his son
      Hans Michael were the first Striebys to come to the new land. Jacob
      was born in the Lower Rhine Valley in the Palitinate area of Germany
      in 1699. He was 44 years old on that Oct. day in 1743 when he and his
      son Hans Michael said goodbye to Capt. Robert Brown on the ship St.
      Andrew and set foot on American soil for the first time. Young
      Michael (he followed the German custom of using his middle name) was
      one of the "young foreigners who came from Rotterdam by way of Cowes,
      England". At the time of his arrival he was 17 years old. After they
      left the ship they walked a short distance to the courthouse in
      Philadelphia where they were the 13th and 14th men, respectively, to
      sign the "Oathe of Allegiance" to the crown of England. (Pennsylvania
      German Pioneers, Strassburger Vol.11, p. 366)." "Jacob and Michael
      stayed in the Philadelphia area for the next 10 years, and while there
      Michael met and married Barbara ______, and their son Jacob was born."
      "Not much is learnedof Jacob after this. It is assumed that he
      lived a quiet life as a clockmaker. He lived to a ripe old age, and
      was laid to rest in Westmoreland County Pa."


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