|Descendants of Johann Georg Schneider/Snider
Generation No. 1
1. Johann Georg1 Schneider/Snider1,2,3,4,5,6 was born Bef. 1733 in Wurttembery, Germany, and died 09 Apr 1781 in Shenandoah County, Virginea. He married Elizabeth Pense Mar 1765 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, daughter of Petter Pense and Mary. She was born 1750 in Pennsylvania, and died Aft. 1782 in Shenandoah County, Virginea.
Notes for Johann Georg Schneider/Snider:
Notes for Johann Georg Schneider/Snider:
Johann Georg Schneider was born before 1733 in Wurttemberg, Germany. A will dated April 8, 1781, mentioned wife Elizabeth and an unnamed son. legend is that Johann Geore an his to brothers, Johann Jacob and Martin Schneider, went from Wurttemburg in January, 1749 Rotterdam, Holland and then to Cowes, England. Here they worked as ship builders, under the sponsorship of the Quakers (Friends) for seven months thereby paying for passage to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, debarking there on October 17, 1749. Two ships landed in Philadelphia on that date: the ship Dragon: mastered by Daniel Nichols, and the ship Fane, mastered by Captain William Hyndman. Johann Georg was on the ship Dragon. ( Pennsylvania, German Pioneers, Strossberg and Hinke, Vol. 1, p 424)
Family tradition is that the Sniders moved ilnland from Philadelphia to the Susquehanna Valley , near a Quaker brick meeting house. They lived there for about ten years, until they migrated to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where they bought property and settled. George was a farmer and served in the Revolutionary War as a patriot. It is stated that he furnished meat to the militia. He married Elizabeth Pence and had seven children, all were believed to have been born in Dunmore, Shenandoah County, Virginia.
In the early 1700's Wurttemburg was a kingdom. William Penn visited Germany and invited peasants to "his new province across the sea", causing many thousands to emigrate. Ships setting sail from Rotterdam, Holland usually stoped in Cowes, England to pay proper obeisance to the English flag and government.
Following added 08/13/1998 Source: Frederick T. Snider.
April 9th 1771
In the name of God amen. I George Snider being afflicked by sickness being indosposed ;to make my will being in my right sences Thanks be to God for it. I do leave my Estate as follows I do bequath to my Lawful wife Elizabeth Snider my hole Estate and possestions i do possess my Eldist son. I do bequath to him one Shilling Starling andemand to be paid out of my Estate this being his Leagecy after my Death. I George Snider do acknowledge this my desire being my Will and Testament in the God Amen..
George Snider X Seal
Wlitness Jocob Shaver
The Last Will and Testament of George Snider deed was proved by the oaths of Jocab Shaver & Phillip Summers Witness thereto & ordered to be recorded
Teste John Williams CSX
Will Book B
A copy of Teste: (Signed by M.G, Sigler), Clerk
Circuit Corut of Shenandoah County [George Daniel Snider FTW]
Came to America in 1749 and changed his name to John George Snider.
More about Johann Georg Schneider/Snider:
Emigration 1749 (Source: George Daniel Snider, FTW, Date of import: Apr. 5, 1999)
Fact: Revolutionary War Patriot
Notes for Elizabeth Pense:
Notes for Elizabeth Pence:
Elizabeth Pence was probably born around 1750, the daughter of Petter (Peter) and Mary Pence. She was married to Johann Georg Schneider. Resources have located a Peter Pence Sr.. Descendents claim this Peter Pence to be the Father of Elizabeth. (DAR Patriot Index, Vol. 1, pg 525, 1966). He Served in the Pennsylvania militia in the Revolutionary War. Other Pences found in resources were George, Jacob, Jacob, Jr. Michael and another Peter all from Virginia. The surname Pence is German in origin. Some believe the name Bentz and in pronunciation to immigration clerks it sounded like Pence and was written thus. It is often in early histories of Pennsylvania and Virginia. In "History of Lycoming County Pennsylvania, 1882" John Meginnness mentioned Peter Pence, a famous Indian fighter who died in 1812. Legend is that Peter and Mary Pence lived in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
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