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Re: Land records for Jake or Abe Greenawald
Posted by: ed greenawald Date: December 16, 2000 at 09:20:32
In Reply to: Land records for Jake or Abe Greenawald by Randall Wert of 232

Hello Randy after a long absencenfrom the forum.
Sources on Jacob the elder;s land are listed in the Grunewald family history which was on file in the Lehigh County Historical Society in Allentown. Jacob sold this land to several of his sons circa 1787 presumably in preparation for the end of his life.
I have a description of the parcel in a copy of Johannes (Jacob's 3rd son) son Abraham's will which was filed in the Berks County Prothonetary's Office circa 1826.
Lastly, I have purchased a new book on Northampton County entitled Sweet Land of Liberty: The ordeal of the American Revolution in Northampton County, PA; authored by Francis S. Fox, published by the Pennsylvania State University Press, Universoty Park, PA 16802-1003, copyright 2000. It uses historical recotds and newspaper accounts to recount events surrounding 18 citizens of the county. The unnamed militia officer testifying against Michael Ohl is Jacob Greenawalt. In my copies of the event from the PA Achives, it names Jacob the Weisenberg Township TAX ASSESSOR which I believe was the elder Jacob. Anyway a number of references are made to militia records in the PA Archives for 1775-76 which I will eventually work my way through. One passage in the book points out how the western townships comprised a battalion in the original 1775 militia which later splti north into the 1777 3rd Battalion (including Weisenberg) and south into the 8th Battalion. This would account for Ensign Wert being tied to class 8 in Company C of the 1776 3rd Battalion. I am still reading the book and constructing a rough sociograph of the featured individuals and ties to the Weisenberg militia.
Have a Merry Christmas and a fruitfull search!
-- Ed --


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