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Hans Graf

Male - 1746


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Hans Graf was born in in Steinsfurt ?, Zurich, Switzerland (son of Marx Graf and Unknown); died in 1746 in Earl Twp., Lancaster County, PA.

    Notes:

    "DESCENDANTS OF HANS GRAF" by Lindsey M. Brien (handtyped book at Allen County Public Library, Ft. Wayne, IN, 1966) "Hans Graf, thesecond, otherwise called John Graf, or John Grove, son of Hans Graf and wife Susanna, is named in the will of his father. His wife was Elizabeth Carpenter, daughter of Heinrich (Zimmerman) Carpenter. In 1763 Hans sells to his brother David, a tract of 197 acres, being part of a tract of 1419 acres granted to his father." " Hans Graf, Jr. went with his sons into Maryland, about 1763, and settled in Frederick County A note appended to his will states that his heirs write the name 'Grove.' Both Hans and his wife Elizabeth are buried at Keedysville, Washington County MD. Their graves are simply marked with a slab on which is cut their initials. These were legible in 1912." "Sharf's History of Western Maryland mentions a resurvey made of Groff's Forests, which had been granted to John Groff; also mentions a survey made of Groff's Content in 1788, to Jacob Groff." "John Grove (Hans Jr.) and his son Jacob, signed the Oath of Fidelity and Support to the State of Maryland, at the March Court 1778, Sharpsburg Hundred, Washington County (Washington from Frederick County in 1776). (See Revolutionary Records of Maryland, by G. M. Brumbaugh, p. 14)" "THE GROFF BOOK" by Clyde Groff, Walter Groff, and Jane Evans Best, (Groff Hist. Associates, 1985) "John Groff (E8) was granted 197 acres from the heirs of Hans Groff (E) on 30 July, 1746...John Grove of Earl twp. purchased 422 acres of land in Newberry twp., York County on the Conewago Creek on the west side of the Susquehanna River, on 2 May 1763. In 1769 he was listed as living in Newberry twp. when he purchase land in York Twp. from Michael Gross...by 1779 John Grove had sold his land, signing his mark HG."
    In 1783 Hans sells to his brother david a tract of 197 acres, being part of the tract of 1419 acres granted to his father. (recorded book n page 17 of Lancaster co Penn. Deeds) indenture, apr 15, 1763 between that of Hans Graf of earl township , yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife of the one part and David Graf of the same, yeoman of the other part; to David Graf of Earl township 197 acres, part of a larger tract granted by a proprietary patent to Hans Graf the father of said Hans Graf dated 8 November 1737 and recorded in Philadelphia patent book a, vol 8 page 292.

    Hans Graf went with his sons into Maryland about 1763, and settled in Frederick county. A note appended to his will state that his heirs write the name "Grove". Both Hans and his wife Elizabeth are buried at Keedysville, Washington county, Maryland. Their graves are simply marked with a slab on which is cut their initials. Those were legible in 1912.

    Fharf's history of western maryland mentions a resurvey made of Groff's for which had been granted to john groff; also mentions a survey made of Groff's conten 1788 to Jacob Groff.

    John Grove and his son jacob sign the oath of fidelity and support to the state of Maryland at the march court 1778, Sharpsburg hundred, Washington county. (Washington from Frederick in 1776) see Revolutionary records of Maryland (Rumbough) page 14.

    Family/Spouse: Oberholtzer?. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Jacob Graf

    Hans married Susanna Kendig in 1704 in Germantown, PA. Susanna was born about 1680; died after 1746 in Lancaster County, PA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Peter Graf
    2. Hannah Graf
    3. Samuel Graf
    4. Fronica Graf
    5. Marcus Graf
    6. Daniel Graf
    7. Mary Graf
    8. David Graf
    9. Hans Graf, Jr. was born about 1697-1698 in Lancaster County, PA; died in 1780 in Keedysville, Washington County, MD; was buried in Keedysville County, Washington, MD.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Marx Graf was christened on 1 Nov 1640 in Baretswil, Zurich, Switzerland (son of Jacok Graf and Anna Sporri); died before 26 Apr 1716 in Baretswil, Zurich, Switzerland.

    Notes:

    Information for Marx Graf and his ancestors is taken from April
    1990 Issue of Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, Vol. XIII, Number 2,
    written by Jane Evans Best.

    Marx married Unknown. died after 26 Apr 1716. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Unknown died after 26 Apr 1716.

    Notes:

    Unknown wife of Marx Graf died after April 26, 1716, when she lived
    in Steinsfurt, record from Palatine Mennonite Census Lists, 1664-1793,
    as taken from Jane Evans Best article--see Marx Graf

    Children:
    1. 1. Hans Graf was born in in Steinsfurt ?, Zurich, Switzerland; died in 1746 in Earl Twp., Lancaster County, PA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Jacok Graf was christened on 28 Jan 1616 in Baretswil, Zurich, Switzerland (son of Hans Graf and Elsbeth Peter); died after 1683.

    Notes:

    Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage (Vol XIII, No. 2, Apr.1990, Jane
    Evan Best) contains the following information about Jacok Graf: " In
    1633 listed as Hans Jacob, aged 18; in 1634 lived with his mother; in
    1637 lived with his wife and son in his mother's household in Bettswil
    in 1640; in 1640 lived in Bettswil with his wife and 2 ch.; in 1646
    was and Anabaptist living in Bettswil his brother's family; in 1649
    was an Anabaptist living in Wirzwil with his wife and 6 ch.; in 1651
    moved near Sinsheim, Germany, with his wife and 7 ch.; in 1661
    attended Steinsfurt meeting;, in 1661 and 1683 lived at Steinsfurt"

    Jacok married Anna Sporri on 21 Jun 1636 in Baretswil, Switzerland. Anna (daughter of Jacob Sporri) was born in in Of Wolfensberg, Zurich, Switzerland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Anna Sporri was born in in Of Wolfensberg, Zurich, Switzerland (daughter of Jacob Sporri).
    Children:
    1. 2. Marx Graf was christened on 1 Nov 1640 in Baretswil, Zurich, Switzerland; died before 26 Apr 1716 in Baretswil, Zurich, Switzerland.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Hans Graf was born before 1590 in Baretswil, Zurich, Switzerland; died in in Baretswil, Zurich, Switzerland.

    Notes:

    Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage (Vol XIII, No. 2, Apr.1990, Jane
    Evan Best) "On March 22, 1612, Hans Graf of Baretswil, east of Lake
    Zurich, Switzerland, married Elsbeth Peter of Aaruti, in parish of
    Fischenthal. They had six children by 1625. The father and two of the
    children were not included in the 1634 census (Census of Baretswil,
    1634-1723, Canton Zurich Archives, Zurich, Switzerland), and may have
    died in the 1629 plague. When the Anabaptists in the canton of
    Zurich were required to register in 1633, Elsbeth Peter was a
    forty-five year old widow who had been an Anabaptist for seven years.
    She lived with her four surviving children, aged ten to nineteen. In
    1634 they lived in one of the five households in Betschwyl, now
    Bettswil, where the plague had struck particularly hard" A. Sierszyn,
    "Unser Baretswil, Aus der Geschichte seiner Fluren, Hoffe and Dorfer",
    (Baretseil, Zurich: 1983) p. 203, translated by Raymond T. Stoe. The
    first Bettswiler family of record is the Graf family in 1469. At
    least three families of this clan lived in the three Bettswil houses
    in 1541.

    Hans married Elsbeth Peter on 22 Mar 1612 in Baretswil, Zurich, Switzerland. Elsbeth was born about 1588 in Aaruti, Fischenthal, Switzerland. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Elsbeth Peter was born about 1588 in Aaruti, Fischenthal, Switzerland.

    Notes:

    Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage Vol. XIII, No.2 Apr. 1990, p. 11,
    note no. 12 " Peter families had been living on Strehlegg in
    Fischental since 1500, according to a paper on the parish translated
    by Raymond T. Stoe. Peter families were Anabaptists since the
    beginning of the sect in Switzerland, according to Dwayne Coughenour,
    "The Bad Anabaptists--The Gachnauwers," Mennonite Family History 6
    (April 1987):70."

    Died:
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y

    Children:
    1. 4. Jacok Graf was christened on 28 Jan 1616 in Baretswil, Zurich, Switzerland; died after 1683.

  3. 10.  Jacob Sporri was born in in Of Wolfensberg, Zurich, Switzerland.
    Children:
    1. 5. Anna Sporri was born in in Of Wolfensberg, Zurich, Switzerland.


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