Notes for Johann "Honorable Simon" Dreisbach, Jr.: One of these two Wills probably refers to Simon, Jr.:
1807--Will. Northampton Co., PA, Book 4, page 258, File No. 2513 Simon Dreisbach. Anna M, John, Peter, and Jacob Dreisbach were named Executors. Inventory & Appraisal is dated 1807. Account filed 1809; Citation, 1815; 2nd Account, 1815.
1807--Will. Northampton Co., PA, Book 4, page 297, File No. 3762 Simon Dreisbach, Jr. of Allen Twp. Daniel Dreisbach, Administrator. Sept. 13, 1806 Jacob Heastand-E, Presbyterian & Reformed Church of Allen Twp., Witnessess: Nicolas Nelligh and Jacob Dreisbach on 18 Jan 1808. Letters Administered cta, Admr. Bond, Inventory and Appraisal, all dated 1826. Account filed 1827 with 2nd Account filed 1837.
1914--History. Roberts, Charles R. "History of Lehigh Co. & A Genealogical and Biographical Record of its Families," 3 volumes, page 283ff, (He is the Simon Dresibach, Jr. mentioned below) DREISBACH FAMILY "Simon Dreisbach, Jr. was born at Oberndorf, Feb. 18, 1730, and died near Weaversville, Dec. 17, 1806. He was a farmer and miller in Lehigh township, and at the outbreak of the Revolution was a member of the Provincial Convention. He was a member of the Assembly from 1776 to 1780, and on Oct. 20, 1782, became a member of the Council of Censors. After the war he served several terms in the Assembly and was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1790. His first wife, Maria Dorothea, died in 1773. He married, second, Mrs. Anna Maria Kuder, daughter of Conrad Fuchs. He had eleven children, four of whom: George, born Jan. 31, 1756; Adam, born May 8, 1761; Daniel, born May 29, 1764; and Sophia, born Feb. 1, 1766, were deaf and dumb. His other children were: John, born Aug. 21, 1752, died Sept. 20, 1825; Peter, born Nov. 3, 1757; Jacob, born July 27, 1759; Elizabeth, born Aug. 29, 1762; Magdalena, born Dec. 1, 1767; Catherine, born Jan. 8, 1769, married, July 9, 1787, George Butz; and Susanna born Jan. 25, 1771, married (1st) George Deshler, and had children: Mary and David, and (2d) a Mr. Lynn..." (If the deaf and dumb attribute was genetic, it was from him and not his wives since it affected children from both marriages)
1924--History. Helman, Laura M. "History & Genealogy of the Dreisbach Family," Allentown, PA: Press of Berkemeyer, Keck & Co., 1924 (also supplement), LCC# CS71.D767, page 4-5 "HON. SIMON DREISBACH, Jr., was born at Oberndorf-Witgenstein, Germany, February 18, 1730; died December 17, 1806. He is buried at Kreidersville, Pa. He married April 7, 1752, Maria Dorothea Dies or Dies. Record found in St. Michael's and Zion's Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, Pa. She was the daughter of Peter Dies and wife Elizabeth, and was born April 26, 1732; died July 8, 1773. She was the mother of all his chiuldren. His second wife was Anna Maria Kuder, a widow, and daughter of Conrad Fuchs. Children of Hon. Simon Dreisbach, Jr., and wife Dorothea. Dates of birth from Bible records: 1. John Dreisbach, born August 21, 1752; died September 20, 1825. 2. Simon Dreisbach. Died in infancy, 1754. 3. John George Dreisbach, born January 31, 1756; died August 1, 1826. Married Sophia---. 4. John Peter Dreisbach, born November 3, 1757; died August 16, 1810. Married Susanna Beisel. 5. Jacob Dreisbach, born July 27,1759; died January 14, 1817. Married Anna Margaretta Beaver. 6. Adam Dreisbach, born May 8, 1761; died April 22, 1842. Married---. 7. Elizabeth Dreisbach, born August 29, 1762; died October 24, 1839. Married Lieut.-Col. Nicholas Hower. 8. Daniel Dreisbach, born May 29, 1764. 9. Sophia Dreisbach, born February 1, 1766. Unmarried. 10. Maria Magdalene Dreisbach, born January 1, 1767. Married Christian Hagenbuch. (On my personal copy "Christian" is crossed out and "John" is handwritten in the margin) 11. Mary Catherine Dreisbach, born January 8, 1769. Married George Butz. 12. Susanna Dreisbach, born January 25, 1771. Married Geroge Deshler. Second husband, Peter Lynn.
Hon. Simon Dreisbach, Jr., was a farmer and owned a large tract of land in Lehigh Township. He was prominent in the Reformed Church and was an elder in the congregation. He was very active in the early days of the congregation at Stone Church, and letters written by him are on record showing that he was well educated. On July 8, 1776, he was elected a member of the First Constitutional Convention of Pennsylvania. The delegates to this convention were representative men of the State, men elected for their ability, patriotism and personal popularity. They met at the State House, Philadelphia, July 15, 1776, and remained in session until September 28th. Dr. Benjamin Franklin was chosen president of this convention. At an election held November 5, 1776, the members of the First Assembly of the State were elected and Simon Dreisbach was the one elected from Northampton County. He took his seat on January 15, 1777. He was re-elected in 1778, 1779, 1780, and after the close of the war represented the county for several sessions in the Assembly. At that time the pay of a member of the Assembly was $8 a day. On August 11, 1778, he was appointed one of a committee of ten to prepare a bill for the more equal assessing and collecting of taxes in the State. On September 16, 1779, he was on of a committee of twelve to bring in a bill for the regulation of trade. On January 27, 1780, he was appointed one of a committee of eleven to consider the dispute between this State and Virginia. On October 14, 1783, he was elected a member of the Council of Censors. He was also a commissioner to collect blankets for the soldiers, being appointed by the Board of War on May 2, 1777. He was also appointed justice of the peace on May 9, 1774. A Sate D.A.R. marker was placed at his grave in 1912. Memorial exercises were conducted by Liberty Bell Chapter, D.A.R. The marker was presented by the writer. The following was copied from the tombstone of Hon. Simon Dreisbach, Jr., at Kreidersville, and translated into English: 'Calmly rests the mortal body of Simon Dreisbach, Jr. He lived and labored for the benefit of his country. Devoted to her during mny years of faithful service, and some of his noblest faculties. He advanced Christianity. He brought blessing to this congregation (Reformed) and for a long number of years, with true diligence, and candid zeal, he filled the office of elder. He died courageously and gained the final victory, fervently praying, hopeful and as a Christian. He was born February 18, 1730, in the principality of Witgenstein, at Oberndorf, Germany. He died December 17, 1806. His funeral text was Job 7:1,2,3.'"
History. Website of Nikki Roth-Skiles, http://familytreemaker.com/users/r/o/t/Nikki--RothSkiles/GENE32-0002.html 4. JOHANN SIMON7 DREISBACH, JR. (JOHANN SIMON6, GEORG WILHELM5 THREISBACH, DANIEL4, JOHANN3 TREISBACH, GEORG2, ABRAHAM OF1 BALDE) was born February 18, 1729/30 in Oberndorf, Wittgenstein, Germany, and died December 17, 1806 in Howertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. He married (1) MARIA DOROTHEA DIES April 07, 1752 in St. Michael's and Zion's Lutheran Church; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, daughter of PETER DIES and ELIZABETH. She was born April 26, 1732, and died July 08, 1773. He married (2) ANNA MARIA FUCHS Aft. 1773, daughter of CONRAD FUCHS. She was born October 28, 1736. Children of JOHANN DREISBACH and MARIA DIES are: 26. i. JOHN8 DREISBACH, b. August 21, 1752, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; d. September 20, 1825. ii. SIMON DREISBACH, b. May 19, 1754, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. May 09, 1769, Howertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. 27. iii. JOHN GEORGE DREISBACH, b. January 31, 1756, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; d. August 01, 1826, Lehigh Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. 28. iv. JOHANN PETER DREISBACH, b. November 03, 1757, Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; d. August 16, 1810. 29. v. JOHN JACOB DREISBACH, b. July 27, 1759, Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; d. January 14, 1817. 30. vi. ADAM DREISBACH, b. May 08, 1761, Howersville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; d. April 22, 1842. 31. vii. ELIZABETH DREISBACH, b. August 29, 1762, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; d. October 24, 1839. viii. DANIEL DREISBACH, b. May 20, 1764, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. 32. ix. SOPHIA DREISBACH, b. February 01, 1766, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; d. March 31, 1834. 33. x. MARIA MAGDALENA DREISBACH, b. December 01, 1767, Kreidersville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; d. January 03, 1825, Centre Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. 34. xi. MARY CATHERINE DREISBACH, b. January 08, 1769, Howersville, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; d. September 18, 1849. 35. xii. SUSANNA DREISBACH, b. January 25, 1771, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; d. September 20, 1851.
More About Johann "Honorable Simon" Dreisbach, Jr.: Baptized/Christnd: 160 Immigratn/Nat'ln: 1743, Came with parents. Occupation(s): 24 Jan 1729/30, Oberndorf, Pfarramt, Feudingen, Ger.160 PlaceBuried/Age: Kreidersville, PA. SpecialExperienc: Delegate to First Constitutional Convention of PA; State Assembley 1776-1780.
More About Johann "Honorable Simon" Dreisbach, Jr. and Maria "Mary" Dorothea Dies: Marriage 1: 7 Apr 1752, St. Michaels and Zion's Luth Ch Philadelphia, PA.161, 162 Marriage 2: 7 Apr 1752, St. Michael's Zion Lutheran Ch., Philadelphia, PA. Marriage Fact: 14 Aug 1954163
Children of Johann "Honorable Simon" Dreisbach, Jr. and Maria "Mary" Dorothea Dies are:
+John "Peter" Dreisbach, b. 3 Nov 1757, Pobably near Kreiderville, Allen Twp., Northampton Co., PA164, 165, d. 16 Aug 1810, Probably Allen Twp., Northampton Co., PA166, 167.