John Groethausen *
Birth: ABT 1698, Germany?
Death: 1791, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA
Burial: St. Michaels Church, Germantown, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA
- Married Amelia Miller * on 10 Nov 1720 at Christ Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA
- Child 1: Wilhelm Greathouse (Groethausen)* ABT 1724 - 25 Mar 1792 m. (1) Barbara Shatz (Schutz, Schatz, Schatzin) * m. (2) Anna Maria Puff
- Child 2: Rebecca Groethausen - m. Lenart Streeper
- Child 3: Johannes Groethausen ABT 1720 -
Notes: Owing to the whole of Springfield having been early taken up and held by the Penn family, i t has been difficult to secure the names of the earliest settlers within its limits. Mentio n is made that one hundred and sixty acres of land were surveyed in the "Manor of Springfield ", in 1690, to Thomas Fitzwater, but whether he resided on said tract is not known the road f rom Philadelphia through this township to the lime-kilns at Sandy Run was ordered to be opene d in 1703, and the following year extended up to Gwynedd. The earliest settlement under the c ircumstances could not have been made much before that date. In 1734 there were sixteen land- holders residing in the township: Harman Greathouse, 260 acres John Greathouse, 100 Samuel Ad ams, 50 John Harmer, 100 William Nice, 75 Thomas Silance Job Howel, 75 Thomas Hicks, 100 Chri stopher Ottinger, 85 George Gantz, 40 Allen Forster, 100 Henry Snyder, 50 Adam Read, 50 Hug h Boyd, 30 Michael Cline, 12 and George Donat, 80 acres. Nearly one-half of those names indic ate a German origin, which at this day is decidedly the strongest element in its native popul ation. Thomas Penn, son of the founder, in 1738, owned sixteen hundred acres here, being th e balance still unsold of the original tract. Herman Greathouse's tract in 1705 comprised fiv e hundred acres.
More About JOHN JOHANN ADOLPH GROETHAUSEN:Fact 1: St.Michael's Lutheran Church, Germantown , PA
Notes for AMELIA MILLER:Source: WDC GenWeb Descendants of Hermanus GroethausenAuthor: Ann a Herbertson, Colorado Springs, Co.
More About AMELIA MILLER:Fact 1: St.Michaels Luthern, Germantown, PA
Marriage Notes for JOHANN GROETHAUSEN and AMELIA MILLER:Source: Letter Lois GindlespergerC hildren of JOHANN GROETHAUSEN and AMELIA MILLER are:3. i. REBECCA3 GREATHOUSE, b. 1718, Germ antown, Philadelphia, PA; d. Bef. 1763, PA.4. ii. JOHANNES GREATHOUSE, b. Abt. 1720; d. Unkn own.5. iii. WILHELM GROETHAUSEN, b. 1724, Springfield Manor, Germantown, PA; d. March 25, 17 92, Zack's Run, Harrison, WV.
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