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Sassaman Family of Berks and Montgomery Counties, PA

My immigrant Sassaman ancestor was Hermanus Sassamanhausen. He was born in Germany and immigrated to America in 1738 aboard the ship St. Andrew. His first wife was Anna Maria Beyer, daughter of John Philip Beyer and Maria Elizabeth Beck. They had at least one daughter, Magdalena, before Anna Maria died in 1746. In 1748, Hermanus married Maria Amalina Spiess. The marriage was recorded at the German Reformed Church in Philadelphia. Later records (including the will and some of baptism records) show his wife's name as Maria Magdalena. At this point I am not sure if Maria Amalina and Maria Magdalena are the same person. In 1771, Hermanus and his wife (Magdalena) had twins sons Henry and Andrew. Hermanus died in 1780, when the twins were about 9 years old.

Visit the biography of my grandmother MaryAnn Sassaman Dilliplane for more information on the Sassaman in my direct line.

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