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View Tree for Jacob KegereissJacob Kegereiss (b. January 19, 1789, d. April 27, 1857)

Jacob Kegereiss (son of Christian Kegereiss and Magdalena Feyers)342 was born January 19, 1789 in Fulton Co., PA343, and died April 27, 1857 in Bedford Co., PA. He married Barbara Burger on February 19, 1811 in Washington Co., MD344, 345, 346, daughter of Daniel Burger and Annie Snowberger.

 Includes NotesNotes for Jacob Kegereiss:
Seventh Day Baptist family records of Jacob Kagarise; death age listed
as 68 yrs 3 mo 5 days.

There are 8 graves and 2 stones for Jacob and Barbara.

HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF MORRISONS COVE: Jacob Kagarise came from Fulton County and settled near Clearville in Monroe township, Bedford County about 1835. - - was a carpenter by trade. He was a very tall man, at least 6 feet 2 inches. None of his sons are as tall as he was. He lived at Flitchville for some years and worked at his trade.

1850 PA Census:Lancaster Co., Elizabeth T., John 30, Mary 24, Kitty Ann 3, Elizabeth 9 mo.
& 1850 PA Census index: pg 813 Franklin Co., 338, Metal Twp. & 1850 PA
Census index: pg 813 BED 107 WEST PRO

1830 PA Census: Bedford Co., Providence Twp., Jacob Kagerice 2
males -5, 2 males 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 16-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 1 female -5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female
16-20, 1 female 30-40, total 13.

1820 PA Census: Bedford Co. Woodberry Twp., Jacob Kegerice, 4 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-45 and 1other.

Cumru Twp., Berks Co., PA (John): 1840 Census Index on CDROM (Broderbund), Source page:pg 379
Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co. PA: 1820 Census Index on CDROM (Broderbund), Source page:Page#:026


p. 16 April 1, 1812, Jacob bought land from Henry Hinkle in
Waynesboro, Franklin Co., PA Sept. 9 1814, Jacob bought a house in Woodbury, Bedford Co., PA from David Holsinger and wife, Lydia. July 11, 1816, Jacob sold the house to Jacob Snowburger. James Boor, Genealogist: Jacob's farm was located on Shaffer Crk. near Clearville, Monroe Twp., Bedford Co. PA.

Jacob changed the Germany spelling of Kegerreis to Kagarise.

T.J. Hartman and Erastus S. Kagarise's book on the family history:
In 1940 the old farm was known as the Pittman farm and the house
still stood.
from The Kagarise Descendants

From the time of the Inauguration of GEORGE WASHINGTON the First President fo the U.S.A.

DEDICATED To our sturdy ancestors who had a large part in taming the wilderness and making Morrison's Cove, Bedford Co., PA, as you see it today.

--- The Authors

Compiled and Edited by

Mary Alice Hartman-Hopping and T. J. Hartman, children of Mary Ann Kagarise-Hartman, daughter of Christian B. Kagarise, the third child of Jacob Kagarise and Barbara Burger,

and by
Irvin S. Kagarise and Erastus S. Kagarise, children of Rev. George B. Kagarise, the eleventh child of Jacob Kagarise and Barbara Burger.


Three brothers, married or single, came to America about 1805, or possibly a few years later, and settled in PA. Most German immigrants, when they settled in PA, made their way thru the forest westward beyond where William Penn and his followers had settled around Philadelphia.

The names of these three German brothers were Peter Kegerreis, who settled where Lancaster County is now on the map; Henry Kegerreis, further west where Lebanon and Douphin[sp] Counties are located; and Jacob Kegerreis and his wife Barbara Burger Kegerreis, moved on further west beyond the Susquehanna River into the mountains of Franklin and Fulton Counties, and finally a hundred miles further west into Bedford County and settle on Clear-Ridge. Here Jacob and Barbara reared their family of Thirteen children. Jacob and Barbara are buried on the old farm in a little burial plot in the orchard. This farm is on Shaffer Creek, near Clearville, Bedford Co., and is now known as the Pittman farm. The old farm house that was built by Jacob Kagarise nearly a century ago is still standing and in fair condition.


The name was spelled Kegerreis in German. However, after landing in this country Jacob left his brothers and drifted further west up into the Alleghanies[sp], where the Scotch-Irish were settling. The work of building roads, canals, and later railroads, were requiring many pick and shovel adepts, and stone masons. This brought job seekers of all nationalities to work side by side. The Scotch-Irish, who were witty, even sarcastic, enjoyed a good laugh. The name K-e-g-e-r-r-e-i-s was too Dutch for the shrewd, comical, smart, and having-the-last-word Scotch-Irish. So Jacob, or a near friend, made up the word KAGARISE composed of English letters, and, when pronounced, sounds like the Dutch or German in the original. In this manner he outwitted the fun makers, and the word does not have the "Dutch as sauer kraut" flavor and accent. You would be surprised to see a list of the different ways the name is spelled by your kinsmen all over the country. We have found it spelled at least ten different ways. Even the person who chiseled the name on the monument ran out of work space and had to shorten the name to Kagrise.
German--Kegerreis; American--Kagarise. Both words pronounced the same.
In Latin and in German the vowel e, when long, is pronounced a (long). The first e in Kegerreis, the word is as "Dutch as sauer kraut," is ong by position, being placed before the hard sound of G, a single consonant; hence pronounced a. The second e in the word is also pronounced a, because it is followed by two consonants rr. The third e is joined with i making a dipthong ei and pronounced i. Example "Tramrei," the name of a piece of music.

--- Erastus S. Kagarise

alternate m. 19 Feb 1811 Clearfield, Bedford Co., PA - source unknown

SOURCE: GEDCOM download from RootsWeb WorldConnect, Kriss Replogle, Brookside, NJ, file date Dec 2002

More About Jacob Kegereiss:
Burial: Unknown, orchard in family burial plot on old farm 6 mi. SW of Everett, Bedford Co., PA.
Occupation: 1835, carpenter, farmer, & minister, Monroe Twp, Bedford County PA.
Record Change: October 12, 2003
Residence 1: 1850, Woodberry Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.347
Residence 2: 1830, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.348

More About Jacob Kegereiss and Barbara Burger:
Marriage: February 19, 1811, Washington Co., MD.349, 350, 351

Children of Jacob Kegereiss and Barbara Burger are:
  1. John Burger Kagarise, b. December 10, 1811, Clearville, Bedford Co., PA352, d. August 31, 1878, Morrison Cove, Bedford Co., PA.
  2. Nancy Burger Kagarise, b. October 08, 1813, Franklin Co., PA352, d. October 14, 1884, Bedford Co., PA352.
  3. Christian Burger Kagarise, b. January 28, 1815, Bedford Co., PA352, d. September 09, 1903, Prairie Center, NE353.
  4. +Daniel Burger Kagarise, b. March 31, 1816, Bedford Co., PA354, d. December 31, 1894, PA.
  5. Susan Burger Kagarise, b. July 12, 1817, Bedford Co., PA354, 355, d. September 06, 1891, Garden City, Cass Co., MO355.
  6. Jacob Burger Kagarise, b. October 02, 1818, Bedford Co., PA356, d. June 12, 1899356, 357.
  7. Mary Ann Kagarise, b. March 21, 1822, Bedford Co., PA, d. 1906, Atlantic, IA.
  8. Barbara Burger Kagarise, b. May 26, 1824, Bedford Co., PA358, d. December 06, 1908, Salemville, Bedford Co., PA358.
  9. Samuel Burger Kagarise, b. September 12, 1825, Bedford Co., PA358, d. 1907, IL358.
  10. David Burger Kagarise, b. August 25, 1827, Bedford Co., PA358, d. September 14, 1873, Clear Ridge, Bedford Co., PA358.
  11. George Burger Kagarise, b. May 14, 1829, S. Woodbury, Bedford Co., PA358, d. September 10, 1893, S. Woodbury, Bedford Co., PA358.
  12. Isaac Burger Kagarise, b. August 03, 1832, Salemville, Bedford Co., PA359, 360, 361, d. March 04, 1862, Salemville, Bedford Co., PA362, 363, 364.
  13. Abraham Burger Kagarise, b. September 24, 1834, Salemville, Bedford Co., PA365, d. March 16, 1835, Salemville, Bedford Co., PA.
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