I Abraham Herr Brubacher

Male 1731 - 1811  (79 years)


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  • Name I Abraham Herr Brubacher 
    Title
    Born 21 Sep 1731  Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Jan 1811 
    Person ID I645062159  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2007 

    Family Magdalena Eshelman,   b. 06 Jun 1730,   d. 12 Mar 1785  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 06 Jun 1755 
    Children 
     1. John Eshelman Brubacher,   b. 12 Jul 1756, Clay, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1831, Bunkertown, Juniata County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Maria Eshelman Brubacher,   b. 17 Jun 1763,   d. 1822  (Age 58 years)
     3. Jacob Eshelman Brubacher,   b. 31 Jul 1765,   d. 23 Mar 1813  (Age 47 years)
     4. Daniel Eshelman Brubacher,   b. 01 Sep 1767,   d. Feb 1848  (Age 80 years)
     5. Christian Eshelman Brubacher,   b. 1770,   d. 1825  (Age 55 years)
     6. Abraham Brubacher,   b. 10 Sep 1774,   d. 15 Sep 1850  (Age 76 years)
     7. Magdalena Martha Eshelman Brubacher,   b. 18 Sep 1776
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F557296896  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • Born on St. Michaels's day in Switzerland, Abraham arrived in America on the ship St. Andrew, September 9, 1749 with his cousin John who was born in America but had returned to Europe to seek a wife.

      Abraham may have lived with his cousin until his marriage to Magdalena Eshelman. In 1757 he bought 172 1/2 acres of land in Clay Twp., Lancaster Co. from Martin Weightman who had acquired it directly from John Penn in 1733. He was going to build a grist mill on this property, but due to water right problems caused him to sell it. Magdalena died 12 March 1785 and is buried in a lone grave on this farm close to Middle Creek. In 1787 Abraham sold this farm and moved about a mile north.

      In 1788 he bought a tract of land in the same township from John Carpenter for 3400 lbs. This purchase was recorded in 2/5/1790 in Philadelphia. This property was actually a Indian reservation. The last of the tribe, the Nanticokes, remained on the land until all were dead. As a result the descendants of Abraham are referred to as the "Indiantown Brubachers".
      There is a small family graveyard, referred to as the "Abraham Brubacher Cemetery" in Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania that has a monument to Abraham.


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