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Hans Graf

Male - 1746


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  • Name Hans Graf 
    Born Steinsfurt ?, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1746  Earl Twp., Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I290  Carl
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2021 

    Father Marx Graf,   c. 1 Nov 1640, Baretswil, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 26 Apr 1716, Baretswil, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Unknown,   d. Aft 26 Apr 1716 
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Oberholtzer? 
    Children 
     1. Jacob Graf
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susanna Kendig,   b. Abt 1680,   d. Aft 1746, Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 1704  Germantown, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    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.,   b. Abt 1697-1698, Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Keedysville, Washington County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.


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