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Ancestors of Teresa Jo Leak

      174. Caleb Nichols, died Unknown. He married 175. Ruth (_) Nichols.

      175. Ruth (_) Nichols, died Unknown.
Child of Caleb Nichols and Ruth Nichols is:
  87 i.   Phebe Nichols, died Unknown; married Stephan Bates 08 October 1789 in Providence, RI.

      182. Prindle Hubbell11, born 1760 in Newton, Fairfield Co., CT; died 1828 in Thamesville, Howard Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada. He was the son of 364. Jeptha Hubbell and 365. Experience Prindle. He married 183. Abigail Sherman.

      183. Abigail Sherman11, born Aft. 1764 in Newton, Fairfield Co., CT; died Abt. 1820 in Howard Twp., Fairfield Co., CT. She was the daughter of 366. David Sherman and 367. Abiah Wheeler.
Children of Prindle Hubbell and Abigail Sherman are:
  i.   Lyman Hubbell, died Unknown.
  ii.   Sally Hubbell, died Unknown.
  iii.   Ann Hubbell, died Unknown.
  iv.   Abigail Hubbell, died Unknown.
  v.   Andrew Hubbell, died Unknown.
  vi.   Wheeler Hubbell, died Unknown.
  vii.   Rufus Hubbell, died Unknown.
  91 viii.   Polly Hubbell, born Abt. 1797 in Canada; died 1833 in Kent Co., Ontario Canada; married Randall McDonald 1815.
  ix.   Lucinda Hubbell, died Unknown.

      192. Michael Meyer, born 11 February 1742/43 in Hanover twp., Northampton Co., PA; died 02 May 1819 in 76y 2m 21d Hanover twp., Schoenersville, PA. He was the son of 384. Ludwig Meyer and 385. Susanna (_) Meyer. He married 193. Barbara Ritter Abt. 1766.

      193. Barbara Ritter, born 01 February 1749/50 in PA or Germany; died 28 March 1828 in 78y 1m 27d Schoenersville, PA.

Notes for Michael Meyer:

Michael Meyer (Revolutionary Soldier)

I. Michael Meyer (variously spelled Meyer, Moyer, Meier, Maear and Meyers) was born Feb.11, 1742, (a son of Ludwig Meyer), and died May 2,1819. His wife, maiden name Barbara Ritter was born Feb. 1,1750, and died March 28, 1828. They are both buried in the Schoenersville Church Cemetery, in Hanover Township, Lehigh (formerly Northampton County, Pennsylvania

The following is the service record of Michael Meyer in the Revolutionary War:

Private, 7th Class, May 14, 1778,in Col. John Siegfrieds 4th Battalion of Northampton County militia; Capt. George Raudenbuegh
Private, 7th Class, Nov. 1, 1781 to Jan. 1, 1882, in First Battalion Northampton County militia; Lt. Col. Stephen Balliet; Capt. Daniel Good.

Private, 7th class, 1782, in Third Battalion, Northampton County militia: Lt. Col. Nicholas Kern; Capt. Jacob Clater.

Private, 7th, Class, Feb. 13, 1783, in Second Battalion, Northampton county militia: Capt. Jacob Clater.

--Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth series, Vol.8, pp.53, 115,160, 291, 281, 316 and 614.

The baptisms of six of the children of Michael and Barbara (Ritter) Meyer are to be found in the records of the Dryland Union (Reformed and Lutheran) Church, in Nazareth township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania as follows:

Caspar (John Caspar), b. Sept 25 and bapt. Oct .4,1767,
Sponsors: John Ritter and Margretha Germanton.

Margaretha Anna Margaretha), b. June 8, bapt. July 16, 1769
Sponsors: Martin in and Anna Margaretha Meyer.
Michael Meyer (continued)


Henry (John Henry), b. May 27, bapt. June 23, 1771.
Sponsors: Henry Ritter and Elisabeth Germanton.

Maria (Anna Maria), b. May 9, bapt. June 7,1778;
Sponsors: Peter and Anna Maria Glass.

Barbara (Elizabeth Barbara), b. Apr. 11, bapt. May 7, 1780.
Sponsors: John Nicholas Fuchs (Fox) and wife, Elizabeth Barbara.

Michael (John Michael), b. June 13, bapt. July 21,1782;
Sponsors: Michael Ritter and wife, Salome.

The baptism of a seventh child, Martin, is found in the records of the Schoenersville Reformed Church. He was born March 15, and bap Apr.7, 1787; Sponsors: Martin and Barbara Ritter.

The baptismal record of Valentine Meyer, son of Michael and Barbara (Ritter) Meyer, does not appear in the records. However, Michael Meyer, in his will
dated March 14, 1818 and probated May 8, 1819 (six days after his death), provided for his wife, Barbara and named the following children: Caspar, Margareth, Valentine, Susanna, Anna Maria, Barbara, Michael and Martin.

The death of Martin Meyer, the youngest son of Michael Meyer, occasioned the filing in the Lehigh County Court, in Allentown, Pa. of a petition Aug. 29, 1822, by Christian Hauser, son-in-law of Michael Meyer, for settlement of the latter's estate. This petition named the following children of Michael and Barbara Meyer:
Casper, Valentine, Michael, Margaret (wife of Phillip George), Susanna (wife of Matthias Snyder), Barbara (wife of Christopher George)

The petition also stated that the deceased son, Martin, left surviving children, but a widow, Margaret.

Note: The Schoenersville referred to in the above data is a settlement situated on the line between Hanover township in Lehigh County and Hanover township in Northampton County, Pa. It derives its name from Adam Schooner who settled there in 1779 and opened a tavern named "Blue Ball".

The oldest church organized in Hanover town in Lehigh and Northampton Counties is Christ Church located at Schoenersville. It was organized in 1779 as a Lutheran and German Reformed Union Church by Rev. Johann Friederich Ernst, a Lutheran preacher and Rev. Mr.Gross, a German Reformed Pastor.

References: History of Northampton County, Penna. Vol. 2. Page 500.

Michael Meyer Will.
In the name of God Amen I Michel Meyer of Allen township in the County of Northampton State of pennsylvania farmer being in perfect health of body and of sound mind, memory and understanding blessed be God for the same but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form following, to wit Principally and first of all I commend my imortal soul in the hands of God who gave it; and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executors herein after mentioned, and as such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give unto my dear wife Barbara the yearly interest of one thousand pounds which said sum of one thousand pounds my executors shall put out on interest with sufficient security as long as my said wife lives, further she shall have and may take one Bed, one Stove, one Cow, and all such household and kitchen furniture as she shall see fit and as much linnen and linnen clothing and bedding as she may choose. But in cause (sic) circumstances should happen, that the interest of the aforesaid one-thousand pounds should be insufficient for the support of my said wife, then and in that cause (sic) it is my will that my executors may take part and such parts of the principle as circumstances so give (?). Secondly it is my will the my lands shall be appraised by eight honest farmers in the neighborhood of which men each and everyone of my said children or their heirs shall have a right to choose one, and the or the majority of them shall value the same, that is to say in three different payments without interest/annual payments/ the first to commence six months after my death, and said children shall have the right and liberty to except (sic) of the same, beginning by the eldest, and if he shall not except of the same then my second child shall have a right to except or reject and so on according to their age, but in cause none of my said children should take the land by the said appraisement, then it is myh will that my executors shall sell the same at public vendue to the highest and best bidder, but in each cause the purchase money shall be a lien on the premises till the whole is paid or every part therof, and I do hereby impower my executors, or one of them in cause the other should take or buy as aforesaid to give seal and execute a full and suffiecient deed or deeds for the same as I could where (sic) I in full life. Thirdly I give all the residue and remainder of my estate of what kind and nature soever the same may be I give and bequeath the same unto my eight children Casper, Margareth, Valentine, Sussana, Anna Marie, Barbara, Michael, and Martin or to their heirs in equal shares, with shares, with the conditions that that part which is comming to my daughter Margareth, who is intermarried with Philip George it is my will she shall receive only the interest thereof as long as she lives, but the principal thereof shall remain till after her death and then/except circumstances should require it then she may take part or the whole of the principle sum: such as necessary/ when it shall be divided in equal shares among her children but if it should happen that one of her children should dye before their mother leaving no issue the it is my will that the same be divided in equal shares among their (?) survivor or survivors of them.
And lastly I nominate constitute ? and appoint my dear son Casper Meyer of Hanover Township in the county of Lehigh and my dear friend Henry Patterson of Allen township in the county of Northampton to be my executors of my will revoking all other wills legacys and bequests by me heretofore made, and declairing this and no other to be my last will and testament I in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal fourteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighteen.

Signed sealed & published pronounced and declared by the said testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request have subscribed as witnesses

I Michael Meyer do this 14th day of March 1818 make and publish this codicil to my last will and testament in manner and form that is to say I give to my grandchild Maria George (daughter of Philip George) one Bed one drawer, one Cow, 1 spinning wheel, and schooling; also to be send to a minister to cathechised and one new set of decent cloathing the foregoing articles to be given at her age of eighteen years. And lastly it is my desire that this my present codicil be annexed and to be made part of my last will and testament to all intents and purposes. In wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid Signed sealed published, pronounced and delaired by the said testator as a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request have subscribed as witnesses

Buried Christ Union Church, Schoenersville, Lehigh Co., PA.

More About Barbara Ritter:
Burial: Buried Christ Union Church, Schoenersville, Lehigh Co., PA.
Children of Michael Meyer and Barbara Ritter are:
  i.   John Casper Meyer, born 25 September 1767; died 08 April 1852; married (1) Elizabeth Heil; born 05 September 1770; died 19 November 1838 in Schoenersville, PA; married (2) Lydia ( ) Meyer; died Unknown.
  ii.   Anna Margaretha Meyer, born 08 June 1769; died Unknown; married Philip George; born Bet. 1756 - 1774; died Unknown.
  iii.   John Henry Meyer, born 27 May 1771 in Northampton Co., PA; died Unknown.
  96 iv.   Valentine Meyer, born 28 September 1773 in Hecktown, Northampton Co., PA; died 07 May 1852 in Crawford Co. OH; married (1) Cathreen Wolf
  v.   Susanna Margaretha Meyer, born 1775; died Unknown; married Christian Hauser; born 1775; died Unknown.
  vi.   Anna Maria Meyer, born 09 May 1778 in Northampton Co., PA; died 01 April 1859; married Mathias Snyder; died Unknown.
  vii.   Elizabeth Barbara Meyer, born 11 April 1780 in Northampton Co., PA; died 23 October 1865; married Christopher George; born 1766; died 05 January 1838.
  viii.   John Michael Meyer, born 13 June 1782 in Northampton Co., PA; died Unknown; married Anna Maria Knauss; born 21 July 1780 in Upper Milford Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died 01 April 1866 in Beth. Twp., Norin.
  Notes for Anna Maria Knauss:
1860 living with son Daniel in Beth. twp., Northampton Co., PA

  ix.   Martin Meyer, born 14 March 1787 in Northampton Co., PA; died 31 May 1822; married Margaret Lautenchleger; died Unknown.

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