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Johann Peter FISCHER (1735-1787) m. Maria Appolonia HECKERT (1738-1788)
s/o Johann Wilhelm Fischer (1706-1771) & Elizabeth Gertrude Hain (1711-1768)
d/o

1735 Sep 8 born in Wernersville, Berks, PA [Peter owned and lived on a farm about one half mile east of Wernersville, subsequently owned by Abraham H. Miller and wife Eleanor Hain.]

1738 wife Maria Appolonia born.

1756 settled in Heidelberg Twp, Berks, PA

1756 paid federal tax of $4

1757 Nov 23 Peter and Maria Appolonia listed as sponsors at baptism for Appolonia Lamm (doc; Hains Reformed Church Records)

1758 Apr 16 married Maria Appolonia Heckert in Heidelberg, Berks, PA by Rev Waldschmidt [Marriage Register; PA Archives, 6
th Series, Vol VI, p219]

1758 Dec 9 son
Johann Heinrich born in South Heidelberg, Berks, PA [m. Susanna Himmelberg Ruth 1785 Jan 3 in Heidelberg, Berks, PA] Baptism Jan 1, 1759 lists Peter and Appolonia as parents (doc; St Johns Hain’s Church Baptism Records) History of Hain Family, p14)

1759 Jan 1 son Hudson born in Berks, PA [m. Harriet Riddle 1799 Feb 11 in Russell, VA] [baptism records list Peter and Appolonia as parents and Henry Fisher as sponsor-doc

1761 Jan 13 daughter Rosina born in South Heidelberg, Berks, PA [m. Valentine Moser 1782 Mar 19 in Berks, PA]; baptized Feb 10 1761; lists Peter and Appolonia as parents – Peter Graeul and Rosina Fisher sponsors. (doc; St Johns Hain’s Church Baptism Records) (
History of Hain Family, p15)

1761 Nov 25 son Peter born in South Heidelberg, Berks, PA [m. Maria Sarah Yocum bef 1790] (
History of Hain Family, p15: PA Archives, 5th Series, Vol V, p238)

1761 Dec 20 Peter and Appolonia listed as sponsors at baptism of Peter, son of Henry and Christina Fischer. (doc; St Johns Hain’s Church Baptism Records)

1763 Jun 10 son Michael born in South Heidelberg, Berks, PA [m. Elizabeth Hemmig 1792 in Berks, PA] Baptised 1763 Jun 19, lists Peter and Appolonia as parents (doc; St Johns Hain’s Church Baptism Records) (
History of Hain Family, p15)

1763 Jun 19 Peter and Appolonia listed as parents of Michael who was baptism ; sponsors were Michael and Susanna Mueller. (doc; St Johns Hain’s Church Baptism Records)

abt 1764 son Johannes born in South Heidelberg, Berks, PA [m. Rosina Hain 1796 Mar 21 in Reading, Berks, PA] (
History of Hain Family, p15: he established a paper mill in early 1800s)

1765 Sep 1 Peter and Maria Appolonia listed as sponsors at baptism for Appolonia Huber (doc; Hains Reformed Church Records)

1766 Jan 9 daughter Elisabetha born in South Heidelberg, Berks, PA [m. David Adams 1785 Nov 13 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, PA] (
History of Hain Family, p15) [Baptised 1764 Sep 9 – Peter and Appolonia listed as parents; William and Elizabeth Fischer listed as sponsors-doc]

1767 Apr 7 Land Warrant for 30 ac adjoining land owned by Christian and George Hain in Heidelberg, Berks, PA (doc)

1767 on tax list 100 ac, blacksmith Lower Heidelberg, Berks, PA

abt 1767 son George born in South Heidelberg, Berks, PA [m. possibly Catharina Mohn 1795 Sep 1 in Berks, PA] (
History of Hain Family, p15)

1768 Jun 4 mother Elizabeth Gertrude Hain died in Heidelberg, Berks, PA; age 57

1768 PA Tax & Exoneration list 100 ac Lower Heidelberg, Berks, PA (doc; Archive Roll 316) [Smith, 100 ac land; 30 ac cleared; 8 ac sewed; 0 slaves; 1 horse; 2 mares; 3 cows; 0 sheep; mills, furnaces; new property; tax 8]

1768 PA Tax & Exoneration list 100 ac Amity, Berks, PA (doc; Archive Roll 316) [Saddler, 40 ac land; 20 ac cleared; 4 ac sewed; 1 servant; 2 horse; 2 mares; 6 cows; 0 sheep; 0 mills, furnaces; new property; tax 4]

bet 1768-1779 operated a paper mill in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, PA

1769 Mar 17 daughter Catherine born in South Heidelberg, Berks, PA (
History of Hain Family, p15) [Baptism lists Peter and Appolonia as parents; Catharine Brache as sponsor-doc)

1771 Oct 23 father Johann Wilhelm died in Heidelberg, Berks, PA; age 65

aft Oct 231771 land deeded in father’s will in South Heidelberg, Berks, PA

1771 Nov 17 Peter and Maria Appolonia listed as sponsors at baptism for Peter Heckert (s/o Conrad) (doc; Hains Reformed Church Records)

1773 Jun 20 son William born in South Heidelberg, Berks, PA [m. Margaretha Spohn 1790 in PA] (
History of Hain Family, p16)

abt 1777 served as private in the 6th battalion of Berks County, Pennsylvania militia under Col. Joseph Hiester. [DAR 158046

1779 PA Septennial Census Heidelberg, Berks, PA (doc)

1779 on tax list 200 ac blacksmith Lower Heidelberg, Berks, PA

1785 PA Tax & Exoneration List, Amity, Berks, PA (Archive Roll 318-319) [1 4 6]

1786 PA Septennial Census Heidelberg, Berks, PA (doc)

1787 Nov 23 death in Lower Heidelberg, Berks, PA; age 52 [doc-PA Veterans Burial Card, Church Yard, Hains Church, p2]

bet 1787 Nov 8 1788 Mar 11 – will filed and proven. To son Michael the tanyard and 1 acre of land and 4 acres of meadow thereto, also 15 acres of other land and £100. To sons William and John all my other land in Heidelberg and pay therefor £1200. Wife Abalona to carry on the farm until son John is 21, and provision made for her during life. To son Henry £150 for his birthright. Remainder in equal shares to sons Henry and Peter and daus. Rosina and Catharina. Exrs: Son Henry and brother John FISCHER. Wits: Michael MILLER and John ECKERT. Translation.

1787 Nov 25 Burial at Hain's Church by Rev. Boos Wernersville, Lower Heidelberg, Berks, PA

1788 Mar 11 will probated, Berks, PA; sons Henry and John listed as executors; notes that inventory will be completed by 11 Apr 1789 (PA Index to Wills, A-Z, 1752-1915] (Berks Co Wills Book 2A, p161) (Berks Co Wills Index #81) (PA Wills & Probates, Vol 1-3, 1752-1800) (doc)

1788 Jun 4 wife Maria Appolonia Heckert died in Wernersville, Berks PA; age 50

RECORDS/DOCUMENTS Peter Maria Appolonia
Birth
Marriage
Death

Johann Valentine FREY 1721-1798 m. Anna Maria BINCKELE 1722-1791
RECORDS/DOCUMENTS Johann Anna Maria
Birth X
Marriage 1743 2X 2X
Death
1727 German Immigrant List 2X
1755 Baptism X
1780 NC Census X
1784 NC Land Grant X
1786 NC Census X
1790 Census X
1798 Probate/Will 4X
SAR Appl 74574 X X
SAR Appl 72754 X X
SAR Appl 70720 X X
Gravestone X
Burial 2X X
Mennonite Vital Records X X