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Jacob Muller (son of Hans Jacob Muller and Tryni Meilt) was born 01 Mar 1663 in Zurich, Switzerland, and died 20 Apr 1739 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Lisenbeth Hess, daughter of Samuel Hess and Barbel Reimann.

 Includes NotesNotes for Jacob Muller:
** question about wife's name: Magdalena or Elizabeth Lisenbeth Hess, twowives? **
Miller Family
Richard W. Davis
Hans Jacob Müller, b. 1668. According to the Mennonite census, he was a Mennonite living at Dammhof, Eppingen, Baden, Germany in 1703, for the last five years, age 35.

He may be the Jacob Müller who was born on 1 Mar 1663 and died on 20 Apr 1739, age 76 years, 1 month, 3 weeks and was called Jacob Miller, the elder on his tombstone. He was buried in a Mennonite cemetery in Lampeter Township.

He arrived in Lancaster County in 1710. He was married to Magdalena. He was taxed at Conestoga in 1727 as Jacob Sr. next to Jacob Miller Jr., Martin Miller and Rudolph Miller and son. He was naturalized at Lancaster in 1729 with his sons Jacob and Martin.

1. Christina Miller, b. c1700. She married Henry Haines (1696-c1739) of Lancaster County. They were neighbors to Martin Miller.
2. Jacob Miller, b. c1702. He was naturalized at Lancaster County in 1729. He received land from his father in 1730 in Lampeter Township.
3. Martin Miller, b. c1707. md Margret Neff (1718-1782), daughter of Franz Neff. She died at Strasburg Township, Lancaster County. He was naturalized at Lancaster in 1729, signing the petition next to his father Jacob Miller and brother Jacob Miller Jr. He received 100 acres from his father Jacob Miller in 1731.
4. Samuel Miller, b. 22 Jan 1711. He died in 1739. He married Magdalena Neff (c1713-1793), daughter of Franz Neff on 17 Oct 1733. She died at Strasburg Township. He was called the oldest son of Jacob and Magdalena Miller on his headstone (which is probably incorrect). He is buried next to his father in Lampeter Township. He received land in 1736 from his father.
5. John Miller, b. 9 Dec 1713. He died 6 Jan 1802. He married Maria Brubaker (8 Jun 1719-8 Jul 1798).

Buried Tschantz Cemetary, West lampeter Twp, Lancaster County, Penn on land patented to him. He was 76 yrs, 1 mo, and 3 weeks at the time of his death. His tombstone was erected in 1742. In 1693 was a Mennonite living in Friedrichstadt, Germany.

Residence: 1693 Friedrichstadt, Germany
Religion: Mennonite

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Two groups migrated from the Palatinate for Friedrichstadt in 1693. Almost all of them returned to the Palatinate, mostly by 1698. Only Hans Conrad Egli, Hans Gritter (Grutter), and the Strickler family remained in the Friedrichstadt area permanently.

The members of the first group were mainly from the Ibersheim area. By church letter, dated 13 October 1693 and signed by Christian Pliem of Heppenheim, Hans Meyer of Rudelsheim and Hans Müller of Ibersheim.
1. Hans Jacob Hiestand, minister, with wife and child. He was a widower with one child when he married Anna Beyers at Friedrichstadt, 29 Apr 1694. Anna was probably the daughter of Samuel Beyer. Hans Jacob returned to the Palatinate 9 Apr 1698 with his wife.
4. Hans Jacob Brubacher with wife and child. He died at Friedrichstadt and was buried there 30 May 1697. One of his children was buried 7 Jun 1696. Another child was buried 29 Nov 1696.
5. Hans Strickler with wife. His wife was buried 25 Mar 1697. His child was buried 20 Jun 1697. He returned to the Palatinate with his wife Anna, 9 Apr 1698.
11. Hans Conrad Strickler. He stayed at Friedrichstadt.
12. Jacob Strickler.
13. Jacob Mueller.
16. Hans Heinrich Hiestand. He was living at Lamist, Holland until 31 October 1694, when he went to Friedrichstadt. He married at Friedrichstadt, 20 Feb 1698, Maria Gochenaur (# 18 Below). He returned to the Palatinate 9 Apr 1698.
17. Maria Hiestand.

The other group left by letter dated 26 October 1693, and signed by Christian Pliem of Heppenheim, Hans Meyer of Rudesheim, Hans Heinrich Bar, Rudolf Bletcher and Christian Bechtel.

27. Martin Meyli, widower with five children. He married Anna Rutgen at Friedrichstadt, 14 Jan 1694. He bought land called "Tamkenbaly", at Stapelholm, just east of
Friedrichstadt, 29 Nov 1694.
33. Anna Hiestand is not mentioned in either letter. She was baptized at Friedrichstadt 11 Jul 1695. She may be the daughter of Hans Jacob Hiestand.

Other Mennonites who were known to be in Holland in the mid to late 1690's; Jacob Denlinger of Ibersheim who was reported to be in Holland in 1695 and Ulrich Stauffer, the brother of Hans Stauffer (b. 1644) of Ibersheim, Germany was in Friesland, Holland.

1 Sem C. Sutter, "Palatine Mennonites in Schleswig-Holstein, 1693-1698", PMH.

Sponsored in 1710
A group of Mennonites escaped persecution in Europe by coming to America in 1710. They were sponsored by Martin Kendig and included Jacob Miller, Christian Herr, Martin Mylin, Hans Herr, and Martin Oberholzer. Christian Herr built a house for his father, Bishop Hans Herr in 1719. Completely restored, the Hans Herr House has become one of Pennsylvania's most interesting places to visit.

Source: "The Nisley Family and its Architecture" was written by Margaret Clark Reynolds as a partial requirement for her Master's Degree at Penn State. She presented a copy to the Heritage House in Elizabethown. A condensed version of the work can be found in the Spring issue (1993) of PA Folklore Magazine, available in the High Library at Elizabethtown College.

1718 Residents of Lancaster County
These all came to the country previous to 1718 and had purchased and held lands before 1729.

Miller, Jacob
Miller, Jacob (black)
Miller, Jr., Jacob
Miller, Martin

All of Lancaster county, be, and shall be to all intents and purposes deemed, taken, and esteemed, His Majesty's natural born subjects of this province of Pennsylvania, as if they and each of them had been born within the said province; and shall and may, and every one of them shall and may, within this province, take, receive, enjoy, and be entitled to all rights, privileges and advantages of natural born subjects, as fully, to all intents, and constructions and purposes whatsoever, as any of his Majesty's natural born subjects of this province can, do or ought to enjoy, by virtue of their being His Majesty's natural born subjects of His Majesty's said province of Pennsylvania. Authentic History of Lancaster County

More About Jacob Muller:
Burial: Unknown, Tschantz, West Lampeter Township, Lancaster, PA.

Children of Jacob Muller and Elizabeth Lisenbeth Hess are:
  1. +John Hess Miller, b. 09 Dec 1713, Lancaster Co, PA, d. 06 Jan 1802, Lancaster Co, PA.
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