Henry Bear or Baer

Male 1715 - 1771  (55 years)


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  • Name Henry Bear or Baer 
    Born 22 Dec 1715  Ottenbach, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1771  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I272008475026  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2010 

    Father Hans Jagely Baer,   b. Abt 1683, Hausen am Albis, Affoltern, Zurich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Barbara Heistand,   b. Abt 1701, Friedrichstadt, Dresden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1761, Earl, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Family ID F246729423067  Group Sheet

    Family Barbara Good,   b. 1727, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1812, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1747  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Veronica Bear or Baehr,   b. 20 Apr 1762, Upper Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1842, Leacock, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 7 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F246729422924  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Dec 1715 - Ottenbach, Zurich, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1747 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1771 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Bear Saga Update: Part Two Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage Vol. 21, No. 4 15-28
      Author: Jane Evans Best
      Publication: October, 1998
      Note: ABBR bear2, pmhREFN 5042DATE 28 MAR 1999
    • From: Mila Bernethy
      Subject: Bear Family
      To: geisenhour@sbcglobal.net
      Date: Saturday, May 29, 2010, 4:21 PM


      You recently sent me an email asking I add Henry Bear and wife Barbara Good to their daughters link, Veronica Baehr (Bear) in the Monterey Chapel Cemetery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I can do that, not a problem at all but do you know any more about them? Where might they be buried? DOB and DOD dates? If not, that's fine but I would like to have all I can.

      Thanks!
      Mila Eby Bernethy

      Response: 05/29/2010

      Glad to help any way I can. I've found there are lots of Bears in the woods!
      Let me say first my information mostly came from a publication of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society called Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage. This particular info is from the Oct. 1998 issue "Bear Update" Part 2 by Jane Evans Best. This is a great source for Bear info. Here's what I know:

      Henry Bear was b 22 Dec 1715; died about Jan 1771. He made a will in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., PA which was proved & inventory taken 26 Jan 1771. His father was Jagely Bar (bapt. 30 Dec 1883, died aft 1740).

      Barbara Good was born abt 1725 and died abt Oct 1812. Her will was proved 14 Oct 1812 Leacock Twp, Lancaster Co., PA.

      I would think they were buried around Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co. - but no idea where. They had 10 known children including Veronica. I note a couple of them are buried at Kurtz Cemetery & another at Bard Cemetery both in Upper Leacock Twp. - parents might be in any of the three.
      Hope this helps.
      Glenda Eisenhour
    • Sources:
      Abbrev: Bear/Good
      Title: Willis N. Baer
      Author: The Genealogy of Henry Baer of Leacock, Pennsylvania (Baer - Bear - Bare)
      Publication: Allentown, PA: Schlechter's Publishers, ©1955; FHL film #1035684
      Abbrev: laplante.ged
      Title: * The Cameron and Paige Report *
      Author: Patricia A. (Wren-Simon) LaPlante
      Publication: Everett, WA: Compiled 2001-2007; <http://wc.rootsweb.com/~laplante>
      Abbrev: Court
      Title: Court Record
    • ! Emigrants, Refugees and Prisoners, by Richard W. Davis, v 3, p 38; Will dated 3 Dec
      1770, proved 14 Jan 1771, Lancaster Co., PA; left land to his sons David and Henry;
      Executors: John Bare and Christian Moyer; signed will as Henrich Baer; Witnesses:
      Michael Sharer and Abraham Bear;
      1758 tax, Leacock Twp., Lancaster, PA on 160 acres; 1759, 1770 tax; 1775 tax of
      widow Barbara Bear, 120 acres;
      Family search, IGI 2000;
      Parents: Hans Jacob Bear & Barbara; see Emigrants, Refugees and Prisoners, v 3, p 32;
      Family moved from Duhren, Germany to PA in 1719, bef. Henry was born; see Family
      search, IGI 2004 for family group;


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