Hazel Pratt

F
     Hazel Pratt married Melvin Erickson.

Child of Hazel Pratt and Melvin Erickson

Isaac Newton Pratt1

M, b. December 1857, d. 17 October 1936
     Isaac Newton Pratt was born in December 1857 at Virginia (now WV).1 He married Mahala Elizabeth Vansickle circa 1878, four children born, three living as of 1900 census.1 Isaac Newton Pratt died on 17 October 1936 at Centerville Dist., Tyler Co., WV, at age 78.

Child of Isaac Newton Pratt and Mahala Elizabeth Vansickle

Citations

  1. [S1259] 1900 Federal Census, Tyler County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1774; FHL #1241774.

Isabelle Clarinda Pratt

F, b. 7 April 1909, d. 15 December 1996
     Isabelle Clarinda Pratt married Augustus William Harvey Millard, son of Augustus William Harvey Millard and Olive Augusta Samson. Isabelle Clarinda Pratt was born on 7 April 1909. She died on 15 December 1996 at Angwin, Napa Co., CA, at age 87.

Katherine Gordon Pratt1

F, b. circa 1882
     Katherine Gordon Pratt was born circa 1882 at New York.1 She was the daughter of Dallas Bache Pratt. Katherine Gordon Pratt married Lycurgus Winchester. Katherine Gordon Pratt married Dr. David J. Dickson before 6 April 1910.1

Child of Katherine Gordon Pratt and Lycurgus Winchester

Citations

  1. [S847] 1910 Federal Census, New York City, Manhattan, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 996 - 1048; FHL #1375009 - 1375061.

Katie Owens Pratt

F, b. 1882
     Katie Owens Pratt was born in 1882 at Indiana. She married Jesse R. Coon, son of Jacob Coon and Charlotte Rinearson, on 11 December 1909 at Kalamazoo Co., MI.

Child of Katie Owens Pratt

Lester Barnum Pratt

M, b. 5 April 1876
     Lester Barnum Pratt was born on 5 April 1876 at Newark, Licking Co., OH. He married Gertrude A. Harrison, daughter of Uriah Heath Harrison and Sarah Elizabeth Hazleton, on 22 June 1902, No children. Occupation: Watch maker for jewelry company in 1910 at Lima, Allen Co., OH.1

Citations

  1. [S2708] 1910 Federal Census, Allen County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1151; FHL #1375164.

Lydia Pratt

F, b. 1843
     Lydia Pratt was born in 1843. She was the daughter of Randall Pratt and Mary G. Lewis. Lydia Pratt married T. Dillwyn Dutton, son of Edmund Dutton and Tacy Matlack.

Margaret Pratt

F, b. 1853
     Margaret Pratt was born in 1853. She was the daughter of Randall Pratt and Mary G. Lewis.

Mary L. Pratt

F, b. 1848
     Mary L. Pratt was born in 1848. She was the daughter of Randall Pratt and Mary G. Lewis.

Myrtle I. Pratt

F, b. 15 May 1880, d. 18 May 1965
     Myrtle I. Pratt was born on 15 May 1880 at Crawford Co., KS.1 She married Stephen Morris McCullaugh on 10 September 1898 at Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS. Myrtle I. Pratt died on 18 May 1965 at Oroville, Butte Co., CA, at age 85. She was buried in May 1965 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Oroville, Butte Co., CA, Find A Grave Memorial# 94118342.

Child of Myrtle I. Pratt and Stephen Morris McCullaugh

Citations

  1. [S1762] 1900 Federal Census, Jasper County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 867; FHL #1240867.

Nathan L. Pratt

M
     Nathan L. Pratt was born. He was the son of Randall Pratt and Mary G. Lewis.

Randall Pratt

M, b. 30 September 1801, d. 3 April 1866
     Randall Pratt was born on 30 September 1801. He was the son of David Pratt and Lydia Hoopes. Randall Pratt married Mary G. Lewis, daughter of Nathan Lewis and Hannah Goodwin, on 4 April 1837 at Newtown Meeting, Chester Co., PA. Randall Pratt died on 3 April 1866 at age 64.

Children of Randall Pratt and Mary G. Lewis

Randall Pratt

M, b. 1845, d. 1861
     Randall Pratt was born in 1845. He was the son of Randall Pratt and Mary G. Lewis. Randall Pratt died in 1861.

Roland E. Pratt

M, b. 31 October 1878, d. January 1970
     Roland E. Pratt was born on 31 October 1878 at Tyler Co., WV. He was the son of Isaac Newton Pratt and Mahala Elizabeth Vansickle.1 Roland E. Pratt married Minnie Lee McCullough, daughter of Matthias Samuel McCullough and Ella Zane Tallman, on 3 October 1914 at Pennsboro, Ritchie Co., WV. Roland E. Pratt died in January 1970 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, at age 91.

Children of Roland E. Pratt and Minnie Lee McCullough

Citations

  1. [S1259] 1900 Federal Census, Tyler County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1774; FHL #1241774.
  2. [S2385] 1930 Federal Census, Harrison County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2535; FHL #2342269.

Roscoe Pratt

M
     Roscoe Pratt married Olivia Ines Edgar.

Child of Roscoe Pratt and Olivia Ines Edgar

Samuel Safford Pratt

M, b. 1815, d. 1882
     Samuel Safford Pratt was born in 1815. He married Esther Adaline Beckwith. Samuel Safford Pratt died in 1882.

Child of Samuel Safford Pratt and Esther Adaline Beckwith

Wallace Pratt

M
     Wallace Pratt married Adaline Russell.

Child of Wallace Pratt and Adaline Russell

William Allen Pratt1

M, b. 22 August 1869, d. 10 June 1938
     William Allen Pratt was born on 22 August 1869 at Morrow Co., OH.1 He married Myrtle May Van Sickle on 8 August 1889 at Morrow Co., OH. William Allen Pratt died on 10 June 1938 at Morrow Co., OH, at age 68.

Child of William Allen Pratt and Myrtle May Van Sickle

Citations

  1. [S3486] 1910 Federal Census, Morrow County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1219; FHL #1375232.

Wilma Uidine Pratt1

F, b. 19 November 1915, d. 1 March 1993
     Wilma Uidine Pratt was born on 19 November 1915 at Ritchie Co. (probably), WV.1 She was the daughter of Roland E. Pratt and Minnie Lee McCullough.1 Wilma Uidine Pratt married Hayward L. Boone. Wilma Uidine Pratt died on 1 March 1993 at Hillsborough Co., FL, at age 77 dates per SSDI, last residence Plant City.

Citations

  1. [S2385] 1930 Federal Census, Harrison County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2535; FHL #2342269.

Echo Hart Preble1

F, b. 23 April 1892
     Echo Hart Preble was born on 23 April 1892.1 She was the daughter of Erastus Brookes Preble and Ada Sprague.1 Echo Hart Preble married Allen Baine Rinewalt, son of Adam Lorenzo Rinewalt and Sarah Filena Bloker, on 23 July 1913.1

Child of Echo Hart Preble and Allen Baine Rinewalt

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 203.

Erastus Brookes Preble1

M
     Erastus Brookes Preble married Ada Sprague.1

Child of Erastus Brookes Preble and Ada Sprague

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 203.

Anna Maria Pregitzer

F
     Anna Maria Pregitzer married Johan Ludwig Hirschmann.1

Child of Anna Maria Pregitzer and Johan Ludwig Hirschmann

Citations

  1. [S210] Daniel W. Bly, From the Rhine to the Shenandoah, Vol. III, p.226.

Georg Ludwig Preiser

M, b. 9 October 1868, d. 3 October 1926
     Georg Ludwig Preiser was born on 9 October 1868 at Sulzbach, Saarland, Germany. He was the son of Nikolaus Preiser and Katharina Margarethe Lorenz. Georg Ludwig Preiser married Katharina Sophie Wilhelmine Triem, daughter of Philip Jakob Triem and Katharine Margaretha Luise Blatter, on 23 December 1893 at Sulzbach, Saarland, Germany. Georg Ludwig Preiser died on 3 October 1926 at Sulzbach, Saarland, Germany, at age 57.

Child of Georg Ludwig Preiser and Katharina Sophie Wilhelmine Triem

Katharina Sophie Preiser

F, b. 1896
     Katharina Sophie Preiser was born in 1896. She was the daughter of Georg Ludwig Preiser and Katharina Sophie Wilhelmine Triem. Katharina Sophie Preiser married Karl Franz Johann Ströher.

Children of Katharina Sophie Preiser and Karl Franz Johann Ströher

Nikolaus Preiser

M, b. 31 December 1841, d. 28 June 1895
     Nikolaus Preiser was born on 31 December 1841 at Bitburg, Palatinate. He married Katharina Margarethe Lorenz. Nikolaus Preiser died on 28 June 1895 at Sulzbach, Saarland, Germany, at age 53.

Child of Nikolaus Preiser and Katharina Margarethe Lorenz

Elizabeth Preiss

F, b. 27 March 1765
     Elizabeth Preiss was born on 27 March 1765 at Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Preisz and Johanna Weicker. Elizabeth Preiss married Jacob Weidner, son of Rev. Lazarus Weidner.1

Children of Elizabeth Preiss and Jacob Weidner

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 320.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 330.
  3. [S82] Price Genealogy, 331.

Daniel Preisz

M, b. 11 December 1723, d. 11 February 1804
     Note: Daniel Price was but seventeen years of age when his grandfather conveyed his interests in the farm to him on Feb. 7, 1741, as before mentioned and the following year, on Dec. 10, 1742, at his request to have the plantation legally conveyed to him, a patent was obtained from the proprietors, John, Thomas and Richard Penn, for and in consideration of the improvements made by Jacob, and also of five shillings and under the yearly quit-rent of one English silver shilling. Daniel Preisz was born on 11 December 1723 at Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Johannes Preisz and (?) Daniel Preisz married Johanna Weicker, daughter of Johann George Weicher and Barbara Elizabeth Daecher, on 22 May 1746 at Trappe, Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, Ceremony performed by Rev. Henry Melchior Muehlenberg, pastor, Trappe Lutheran Church. Daniel Preisz died on 11 February 1804 at Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, at age 80.

Children of Daniel Preisz and Johanna Weicker

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.3.

Rev. Jacob Preisz

M, b. circa 1676, d. circa 1741
     Note: The following is taken verbatim from "A Genealogy of The Descendants of Rev. Jacob Price: Evangelist--Pioneer" compiled for The Price Family Association by Geo. F. P. Wanger, The Evangelical Press, Harrisburg, PA, 1926. The book is housed in the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Library in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Pages 1+: "Rev. Jacob Price (John Jacob Preisz), the founder of a family that has spread all over this nation, with representatives on foreign shores, and has left its imprint for piety and good citizenship in all localities touched, was born in Witgenstein, Prussia, toward the close of the 17th century. He is said to have been the owner of nine acres of land in Germany.

The earliest record I can find of him is in the years 1715-1716 when he, with Johannes Naas, the latter a very large, tall man, were traveling together as evangelists in Germany when they encountered the recruiting officers of the King of Prussia, who, finding Naas just of the stature of the Life Guards, insisted upon his enlisting. He constantly refused, however, although they tortured him to enforce his consent. Being obdurate, they carried him before the King who, eyeing him closely, added: "Why, yes, I would very much like to have you; tell my why you will not enlist in my army?" "Because," said Naas, "I have already enlisted on the rolls of the noblest army, under the very best Captain in the world, and can not prove traitor to him." "Why, to whom then -- or who is your captain?" asked the astonished King. Naas answered, "My Captain is the great Prince Emmanuel, our Lord Jesus Christ; I have espoused his cause and cannot forsake him." "Neither will I then that you should," answered the King, when he dismissed him with a present as a reward for his fidelity. Price, being small in stature and not commanding in appearance, was unmolested.

He evidently united with the Brethren soon after their organization in 1708 and is no doubt one of those whom Alexander Mack says "came with Johann Naas from the North." He continued his labors until persecution became more raging, when with others he fled to Friesland and in 1719 came to Germantown with twenty or more of co-religionists under the leadership of Peter Becker. In Germantown he acquired some land and on June 27, 1720, he purchased 200 acres in Salford township, then Philadelphia, now Montgomery County, from Dirk Jansen (Johnson), a weaver of Germantown, and Margaret his wife; this was part of 500 acres which Jansen purchased from the Commissioner of Property, Aug. 15, 1719, and which was surveyed Feb. 19, 1720.

Upon this tract he built a small log house with one window consisting of a single pane of glass, the roof thatched with straw and gradually improved his property which on Feb. 7, 1741, he conveyed to his oldest grandson, Daniel Price, with all the power vested in himself, not having been naturalized and therefore without citizenship, on condition that he would pay to his brother John a certain sum as detailed hereafter. As to Jacob Price's connection with the Church in Germany, D. M. G. Brumbaugh, in his "History of the Brethren," says: "Heinrich Holsapple, George Balser Gantz, Jeremiah Traut and John Jacob Price are also among the worthies of the early church. Brother Price was an active preacher in Germany, traveling with Johann Naas. They were successful missionaries. Brother Price came to America with Peter Becker's party, was at the first love feast, and, in 1721, settled on a large tract of land in Lower Salford township in Montgomery county, PA. This Jacob Price was the father of all the Prices in the Brotherhood. His family has been a remarkable one, many of them have been and are preachers of ability in the church. Their history is interwoven with the activities of the Brotherhood from its beginning."

At the organization of the first church in America--the Germantown congregation, Christmas day, 1723, Jacob Price was present and quoting again from Dr. Brumbaugh, "To his (Peter Becker) right sat John Jacob Price, who had prayed and preached in the Rhine Valley with Elder Naas. He was not large in body but fervent in spirit. . . The congregation was now organized. The spirit of the Master was upon them. The next autumn the congregation decided to undertake a general visitation to all their brethren in the whole country. Oct. 23, 1724, they started. Their first visit was to Brother John Jacob Price on the Indian Creek." The Brethren living about Indian Creek gradually added to their numbers and Jacob Price is said to have been their first minister and elder, although the exact date of the formal organization of the Indian Creek congregation is unknown.

Nothing is known of the wife of Jacob Price but it is generally supposed she came with him to America and had a prominent part in the care of the two grandchildren left fatherless. One child -- John.

Rev. Jacob Preisz was also known as Johann Jacob. He was born circa 1676 at Schwarzenau, Wittgenstein (now in Nordrhein-Westfalen), Germany, Additional information about Wittgenstein:

On a relatively detailled map of Germany, find Cologne (Köln) on the Rhine River. Look eastward until you find the city of Siegen, principal town of the Siegerland district. A bit farther east still is the town of Laasphe, now known as Bad Laasphe. North of Bad Laasphe is Bad Berleburg. You have now located the two main towns of Wittgenstein.

Wittgenstein, once an Imperial County ruled by the Counts of Sayn-Wittgenstein, was always somewhat out-of-the-way. It had no large cities, its agriculture was marginal and there were no raw materials to speak of, only endless stands of beech and oak covering the steep slopes of its hills. The amount of land that could be farmed has always been limited. The valleys which lie between the wooded slopes are not broad, and even today forest covers 60% of Wittgenstein. Villagers combined a little farming, some pasturing and woodcutting and perhaps a trade. Life in Wittgenstein was literally life at the edge of the forest. It was a countryside that could not possibly absorb large increases of population.

The neighboring principality of Nassau-Siegen (today's Siegerland) now forms one administrative district together with Wittgenstein: Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein. In the 18th century Siegerland had iron mines and forges. Forges need high-quality fuel to smelt the ore, and it was Wittgenstein that provided the fuel in the form of charcoal. There were many charcoal burners' huts in the forests of Wittgenstein, and the charcoal they produced was transported westward, overland to the forges of Siegen (in the 18th century up to 6000 wagon loads per year.) By decree of the Count, some forges were established in Wittgenstein too, including one in the village of Balde where several lines of Dreisbach emigrants to America originated. However, most attempts at implanting industry into Wittgenstein failed.

By the end of the eighteenth century many of the hills were totally denuded. These naked hills could not be farmed, but they could be quarried for slate. Such were the hills around Raumland, where Martin Dreisbach was born. Today slate has lost its economic importance, but many Wittgenstein houses are still sheathed in slate shingles arranged in decorative patterns. Thus Wittgenstein has several traditional types of houses, the half-timbered houses with their white plaster and dark beams, the slate-covered ones and various combinations of the two.

In 1603 the county was divided between two brothers of the house Sayn-Wittgenstein. The seat of the southern half remained at the centuries-old Castle Wittgenstein near Laasphe. The northern half was ruled from Castle Berleburg in the town of that name. In 1801 the Counts were elevated to the rank of Prince. (Today Castle Wittgenstein is a boarding school, and the head of the southern line, Prince Bernhart of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein, lives in a smaller castle in Schwarzenau. Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein, head of the northern line, resides at Castle Berleburg. He is married to Princess Benedikte, sister of the Queen of Denmark.)

At the time when families began to emigrate to North America, Wittgenstein was still a feudal state. Martin Dreisbach of Raumland and his forebears in Balde were subjects of the northern counts. The parents and grandparents of Simon Dreisbach lived in villages ruled by the southern Counts. The Counts had enormous power over the personal and economic circumstances of their subjects. Most villagers did not own sufficient land to earn a living, and therefore they leased extra land for eight-year periods from the Count and/or from the parish. Taxes and revenues were levied not only on the land owned by the villagers, but also on their cattle, poultry and other livestock. They had to pay firewood fees and charges for the Count's messengers, watchmen and threshers. One tenth of their grain, hay, sheep and calves went to the Count. Moreover they had to perform certain services involving hunting for the Count, transporting wood for him and working for set periods on the Count's farms. Taken separately, these obligations to the Count were not excessively burdensome, but when put together they were a crushing weight on the villagers of Wittgenstein, who had to live from their marginal agriculture and auxiliary trades. Even emigration was linked to a fee which had to be paid to obtain official permission to leave.

The Counts of Wittgenstein converted to Protestantism soon after the Reformation in 1535. By the rules set down in the Peace of Westphalia which ended the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), they had the absolute right to choose the religion of their subjects. They chose Calvinism in particular. Since World War II, a larger number of Catholics live in the area. The large majority remain Protestant (Evangelical in German). Today there are about 40 churches or chapels in the area of Wittgenstein; only six are Catholic.

During the 1700s, the Counts gave refuge to some religious minorities. These included Huguenots from France as well as Pietists. The best known of the latter lived at the village of Schwarzenau before moving on. They were the core of the Dunkards, an important sect within the movement of German Brethren.

He immigrated in 1719 to Germantown (now Philadelphia), PA; with the Peter Becker party of Brethren.


Note: Jacob Preisz purchased 200 acres of land in what is now Salford Twp., Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

He died circa 1741 at Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.

Child of Rev. Jacob Preisz

Johannes Preisz

M, b. circa 1702, d. circa 1724
     Note: BIRTH: HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, PG. 291.

From "A Genealogy of The Descendants of Rev. Jacob Price: Evangelist--Pioneer" compiled for The
Price Family Association by Geo. F.P. Wanger, The Evangelical Press, Harrisburg, PA, 1926:

"John Price (Johannes Preisz), b. Germany about 1702; d. 1724 or 1725. He was seventeen years of age when with his father he came to America. He was a weakly youth and his father feared he would not live to have issue. And yet so anxious was the parent to leave a name and posterity behind him that he encouraged his son to marry while still very young. It is said that an Indian girl, on account of her excellent physique and good health, was selected and became his wife.

This tradition in many forms has been firmly believed in by many of the family, though denied by others. The writer on one occasion asked Abraham H. Price, No. 2293, what he knew of it and he said that he often heard his father speak of the "Indian grandmother and it is not only tradition but truth." Abraham H. Cassel, the noted historian, informed me there was no doubt but that John Price's wife was an Indian maiden. James Y. Heckler, another local historian of note, said in 1888: "Her parents and family resided on the farm (Price's) in a log house on the other side of the Indian Creek, until the latter part of the last century or longer." Two children resulted from this union, Daniel 3, and John 4, the latter born after his father's death and the grandfather took them in his care, although he died before John reached his majority."

Excerpt from the History of Lancaster County by H.M.J. Klein Ph.D., 1926

MONASTIC ORDERS OF PROVINCIAL EPHRATA.

Reviewing the History of the Settlement of the Solitary at Koch-Halekung (Cocalico), Lancaster County; Also the Resultant Monastic Orders, by Edwin Melvin Williams.

"Accordingly, after the candidates for baptism had chosen Peter Becker to be their Baptizer, they were baptized in the stream Wiskohikung (Wissahickon), near Germantown, on December 25th, of the year 1723. And as these were the firstlings of all baptized, from among the high-Germans in America, their names shall here be recorded and given to posterity, namely: Martin Urner and his female house-mate, (his wife, Catherina), Henry Londes and his house-mate (Heinrich Landes and his wife), Frederick Lang, and Jan Mayle. The evening following they held the first Love-feast ever celebrated in America, at John Gomorry's (Gumre's), which created a great stir among the people of that neighborhood; Peter Becker,* * * * * ministered at the same.

At this, the first baptism by immersion held in America, "it was found that there were present seventeen persons who had been baptized in Europe. They were: Peter Becker, Johann Heinrich Traut, Jeremias Traut, Balser Traut, Heinrich Holzappel, Johannes Gumre, Stephan Koch, Jacob Koch, Johannes Hildebrand, Daniel Ritter, George Balser Gansz, Johannes Preisz, Johannes Kampfer, Magdalena Traut, Anna Gumre, Maria Hildebrand, and Johanna Gansz. These seventeen persons constituted the first Dunker congregation formed in America. They chose Peter Becker as their elder. To them were added ere that memorable Christmas Day ended the six persons baptized in the Wissahickon. Of the baptismal ceremony, Sachse writes:

Clear above the sound of the rushing waters and the rustle of leafless branches rose the solemn German invocation and the singing of the baptismal hymn composed by Alexander Mack, "Ueberschiag die Kost, Spright Jesu Christ, wann du den Grund wilt legen." Numerous as had been the mystic rites and occult incantations held on the rugged ravine and valley of this stream since the gentle Kelpius and his band settled there thirty years before, none were more fervent or brought so great and lasting results as this solemn rite upon the narrow strip of rock-bound land on the shore of the Wissahickon. There stood the administrator deep in the cold water. Before him knelt the rugged Alsatian. Thrice was he immersed under the icy flood. As he arose the last time the Segenspruch was pronounced, and Martin Urner once more entered the material world to become a factor in the religious development of his adopted country. His wife, Catherina Reist, was the next candidate, followed by the other four persons, the same scenes being repeated in each case. Johannes Preisz was born circa 1702 at Schwartzenau, Wittgenstein, (now Nordrhein-Westfalen), Germany.1 He was the son of Rev. Jacob Preisz. Johannes Preisz married (?) circa 1722. Johannes Preisz died circa 1724 at Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1

Children of Johannes Preisz and (?)

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.3.

John Preisz

M, b. 1724/25, d. January 1803
     John Preisz was also known as Johannes Preisz. He was born in 1724/25 at Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Johannes Preisz and (?) John Preisz married Mary Ann Steiner, daughter of Johannes Steiner and Catharine Brenneman.2 John Preisz lived on 7 December 1752 at Washington Twp., Franklin Co., PA; At the time of purchase, it was Antrim Twp., Cumberland County. He was Elder of the Conococheague congregation of the Brethren, which organized not later than 1752. Their church building on the banks of the Antietam Creek built 1892 supplanted a stone house erected in 1795 which had been added to in 1826 and 1830 on land above mentioned of John Price and was commonly called Price's Meeting.

Annual meetings were held at Antietam in 1810; with George Royer in 1829; in 1847 with Isaac Deardorf and in 1866 with Jacob Price.

He died in January 1803 at Washington Twp., Franklin Co., PA,

Before removing from the homestead on Indian Creek, he seems to have been a personal friend of Christopher Saur, the noted printer, and wrote occasionally for Saur's paper. In 1753 Saur published the following collection of poetry:

"Der wandehare bassfertige Blichtrater oder Seelsorger, wills zur Erkentniss seiner Trinden gekomen ist a sie besenest hat. (Appx). Geist liche ist andachtige Seider autgesetzt von Johannes Preiss."

He acquired land in Germantown, formerly of his grandfather, which he sold and in 1752 took up land, then in Antrim Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, now in Washington Township, Franklin County; a patent for the same was issued to him in 1765 by Thomas and Richard Penn:

"Dated Oct. 31, 1765
Consideration, 66 pounds, 16 shillings and 6 pence.
And under a quit rent on the same of one-half penny sterling per acre. Deed Book AA vol. 7, page 80."

Recites that a warrant granted March 29, 1750, to John Leatherman for 200 acres in Antrim Twp., Cumberland Co., who by deed poll Sept. 22, 1750, granted same to George Grubb, blacksmith of Chester Co., who by deed poll of Dec. 7, 1752, sold to John Price, then of Phila. Co., and whereas another warrant issued Dec. 11, 1750, was granted unto one Richard Ocain for 100 acres in said township of Antrim, but he not complying with the terms and conditions, became void, and whereas the said John Price having afterwards purchased the interest or claims of said Richard Ocain and the said John Price being thereby possessed of the same and of the said Leatherman's land, he procured a survey to be made on both the warrants which being returned, is bounded and described, as follows:

Beginning at a post; thence by John Wallace's land, East 13 perches to a marked Black Oak; thence by John Whitehead's land North 40 degrees East 233 perches to a Pine; thence by William Blakely's land North 5 degrees West 43 perches to a White Oak; thence by William Irwin's land Northwest 63 perches to a post; South 88 degrees West 65 perches to a Black Oak; thence by Frederick Foreman's land; South 86 degrees West 128 perches to a White Oak; thence by said Foreman's land and Jacob Hollinger's land South 4 degrees East 145 perches to a hickory grub; thence by said Hollinger's land South 47 degrees East 73 perches to a marked White Oak and South 14 degrees East 44 perches to a marked White Oak; thence by John Crook's land South 4 degrees West 105 perches to the place of beginning. Containing 430½ acres and allowance of 6%.

He also purchased other lands adjoining the above; Aug. 8, 1786 for a consideration of 1088 pounds he secured 284½ acres and allowance from William Irwin, part of a tract called "Dryberry", and by deed May 6, 1780, William Patterson for and in consideration of 8075 pounds granted him another tract.

He was an elder or bishop in the Conococheague congregation of the Brethren, which was organized not later than 1752. Their church building on the banks of Antietam Creek built 1892 supplanted a stone house erected in 1795 which had been added to in 1826 and 1830 on land above mentioned of John Price and was commonly called Price's Meeting.

Deed of John Price to Christian Royer and Andrew Freadly, Trusteees of the First Day German Baptist Congregation in Antietam, dated March 31, 1797, recorded at Chambersburg, July 3, 1797, in Deed Book 4, page 172, consideration ten pounds, conveyed one acre of land, one half from the "Dryberry" tract and one-half from the 430½ tract and reads as follows:
Beginning on a line between the said two tracts of Patented Lands at about forty perches from a Black Oak corner to said John Price and Frederick Foreman, the course South 22 degrees East at a stone; thence North 58 degrees East 11 perches to a stone; thence North 60 degrees, West 14 perches to a stone; thence South 68 degrees West 8¾ perches to a stone; thence South 22 degrees East 16 perches to a stone by the spring; thence including the head of the spring North 40 degrees East 6½ perches to the place of beginning. In trust for the only use and behoof of said German Baptist Congregation and never to be sold nor disposed of legally without the majority of the members of said congregation then in being, consent and agree to the sale and manner of conveying.

Annual meetings were held at Antietam in 1810; with George Royer in 1829; in 1847 with Isaac Deardorf and in 1866 with Jacob Price.

Apparently Elder John Price was twice married, his first wife evidently was dead before 1792, for in deeds dated 1792 and 1797 no wife joined in the conveyances but his wife Mary Ann joined in a deed dated Jan. 19, 1801.

Will of John Price, dated April 2, 1795, witnessed by James Crooks, John Price, and Abraham Price. Probated at Chambersburg, Jan. 27, 1803. To his wife Mary, he left a "comfortable residence", ground for garden, 2 cows, one horse of $60 value, house furniture not to exceed twenty pounds and two hundered pounds in specie. To daughter Hannah, two hundred pounds specie and personal property not to exceed thirty pounds specie. To daughter Elizabeth Miller, one hundred pounds specie. To the children of daughter Catharine Stover, two hundred pounds specie. To daughter Susannah Stover, one hundred pounds specie. To son Jacob, tract on which he lives providing he pays thirty-seven pounds, ten shillings yearly for 8 years making the whole three hundred pounds to use of the other legatees. To sons John and Abraham the remainder of real and personal property and appointed his son Jacob and son in-law John Miller Executors. The former only served.

The land taken up by Elder John Price by patent and purchase from Wm. Irwin was divided up into two tracts. In the settling of his estate the tract lying south-west of Price's church went to his son John, and the tract lying south-west of the church near the "Nunnery" in Quincy Twp., went to his son Jacob, who died in 1839, and this latter tract, containing about 300 acres, went to Jacob's son Jacob, and later to the latter's son Rev. Benj. E. Price and after his death to the daughter of Benj. E., Mrs. S. Catherine Bonebrake.3 He was buried in 1803 at Sharpsburg Reformed Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Washington Co., MD, Find A Grave Memorial# 156713166.

Children of John Preisz and Mary Ann Steiner

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.396.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 401.
  3. [S82] Price Genealogy, 396 - 402.
  4. [S82] Price Genealogy, 751.