German Settlers of Pennsylvania 1743 - 1800

German Settlers of Pennsylvania

From advertisements in German newspapers 1743-1800

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The Seiler references from the book below are presented in support of the Saylor DNA Project. In each section the newspaper is named first and the records follow.

Genealogical Data Relating to the German Settlers of Pennsylvania and a Adjacent Territory - from advertisements in newspapers published in Philadelphia and Germantown 1743 - 1800, Edward W. Hocker, Baltimore Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980, 242 pages, Toronto Ref. Lib. 929.30893 H57

Pennsylvanische Geschichts-Schreiber, pub. in Germantown by Christopher Sauer. The name of the paper was later changed to Pennsylvanishe Berichte.

16  June 1746
Abraham Sayler, on Perkiomen Creek (Montgomery County). [5]

1 Nov 1749
Peter Seyler, near Trappe [15]

1 Sep 1751
Johann Peter Saeyler, near Falckner Swamp (Montgomery County), near Henrich Deringer's who has been in this country 24 years, seeks his brother Felix, who came from Ruchheim two years ago. [28]

Wochentlicher Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote, pub. in Philadelphia by Heinrich Miller.
19 May 1772
Abraham Sahler, Perkiomen Township (Montgomery County) advertises that his German servant, Joh. Georg Bremer, 52 years old, ran away. [114]

Philadelphische Correspondenz, pub. by Melchior Steiner

18 Sept 1798
Anna Barbara Seylerin, living at 81 Appletree alley, Philadelphia, received word from her husband two years ago, while she was in Germany, directing her to America, but she has not heard from him since. He lived in Baltimore for six years. [198]

Germantauner Zeitung, pub. in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pa, first by Leibert & Billmeyer and later by Michael Billmeyer.

8 Aug 1786
Georg Weber, Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, advertises that his servant, Heinrich Seiler, also known as Bickel, 17-18 years old, ran away. [201]