Jacob Schaub (Shobe, Shoub)
Birth: 1714, Wittinsburg, Basel, Switzerland Source:
Christening: 9 Sep 1714, Switzerland Source: two-hundred-fifty years in america
Death: ABT 1771, Hampshire Co., Virginia, USA Source: two-hundred-fifty years in america
Father: Jacob Schaub *
Mother: Barbara Wurtz *
- Married Anna Barbara Heyer on 3 Jul 1743 at Tulpehocken, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA
- Child 1: Rudolph "Little Rudy" Schaub (Shobe) 1748 - 2 Apr 1829 m. Unknown
- Child 2: Clara Schaub (Shobe) 1748 - 24 Feb 1833 m. Henry Lancisco
Notes: Jacob and his brother Martin came from Switzerland to America in the summer of
1737 on the ship "Virtuous Grace", in company with their step-father Anthony
Reiger Sr. and his family, and Leinert Heyer Sr. and his family. The names of
the twenty persons in this group are given on pages 111 and 112, Volume II, of
Faust and Brambaugh's "Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the
American Colonies", as coming from Benken in the Canton of Basel. For a time
they lived in the Tulpehocken region in Pennsylvania, and three more children
were born to Leinert and Clara Heyer - Anthony, Magdalene and Eve. By 1750 the
Shobes and Hyers were living in the Valley of the South Branch of Potomac, just
across the river from the present location of Petersburg in Grant County, and it
was in this locality Jacob Shobe died. His will was probated March 10, 1772.
The name had become anglicized to Shobe by his children and those of his brother
Jacob and Anna Barbara Hyer were married by the Rev. John Caspar Stoever.
Jacob's will as recorded in at Romney, WV. The original will is written in high
Dutch and the translation as given below was proved by Abraham Hite.
In the name of God Amen I Jacob Shobe in Hampshire County and Colony of
Virginia am weak in Body but Sound in memory I give my loving wife Barbara one
mare branded with a 4 /12 and a Cow which She choseth and the grane that is in
the Stackyard hemp Flax and wool and Woolen yarn and a Side Saddle and this
shall be her own. Secondly I will to my wife all the money that is Due to me
and my black horse and all the Beds and all the house and Furniture and all the
Land Except that which I have give to my son Jacob this I give her as long as
she bears My Name and if She bears my name no more then shall this all come to
my heirs again Except her third part. 3 I give my son Jacob that piece of
Land which he now lives on and shall be his own - beginning at a hickory..........
as the Pon gows to a hickory Saplin marked with three chops from
thence to a black Oak Standing on the Pon Side And all that is on the other Side
of the Pon so far as my right goes. This I give to him and his heirs this shall
be his part of my Estate and Shall have no more to expect.
The land which I have will to my wife as Long as she bears my Name that
shall come to my three sons to wit Rudulf and martin and Abraham to them and
their heirs ..... my children ...... Shall be Sold and Equily Divided among my
Children And my wife shall have her thrid Part of it Elizabeth and Flora and
Barbara and Eve and Rudulf and Martin and Abraham and my son Jacob I Do appoint
to be my Executor of my las will and Testament September 16th in the year of our
Lord 1771 his
Christopher Ermantrout mark
The will was presented in court 10 March 1772.
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