I have been writing about the grandmothers in our family tree since August of 2012. Beginning with "A is for Anna" each entry introduced you to a different grandmother. Telling the Grandmother stories was a fun way to share my research with family and friends. Now I am looking at our Revolutionary War ancestors, their service records, the story of their families and of course the stories of their wives, our grandmothers. After all, "Who's Your Grammie?" is about our grandmothers!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Johannes George Lilly (1726 - 1791)
Also known as and
shown in various records as: Johan Georg, Hans Jerg, John George, Jürg, and
George, his name is found among the list of foreigners imported in the
Bilander, Thistle, Geo. Houston, Commander, from Rotterdam, last from
Cowes.John Georg Lille was
on board the Thistle with forty-two men, thirty-six boys, sixty-four women and
girls, in all 142 passengers, when they arrived in Philadelphia and qualified
October 28, 1738, 250 years ago this week.
Record of Burial Place Card provides us with a record of his service in the
War. It is noted that he served as a substitute for his brother Leonard.
In November, 1738
Johannes George Lilly located in Albany Twp., Berks, County, Pennsylvania where
his name later appears on tax lists from that time to 1771.In 1767 George Llly was assessed in
Berks County for 100 acres, 4 horses, 3 cows, and 4 sheep.
He married Anna
Margaretha Wenner, a daughter of Hans Nicholas Wenner and his wife Anna Maria,
on March 17, 1746 in Albany Twp., Berks, County.George Lilly was given 20 pounds in the will of his father
in law in 1760, Nicholas Wenner.
George migrated his family to Allen Township, Northampton County. Records show
that he purchased several lots in what was called the Indian Tract in Allen
Township. It is probably here that they raised their family of seven children,
namely Andreas, Johan Jacob, John Niclolas, John, Johan Leonard, Johannes
Frederick, Michael and Anna Margaretha.Andreas Lilly married Catherine Kunkel.
George Lilly, made his will out in January, 1780, WB:2:152:1791 Allen Twp. Executors
of the will were Han Stalling and son Leonard Lilly. Named in the will are his
wife Anna Margaretha and five sons: Johan Jacob; Leonard; Johann; Michel, and
the eldest son Andrew. Also mentioned is deceased daughter, Anna Margaretha who
married George Kunkel, her two children to receive her share. The will was
proven April 2, 1791 and filed at the Northampton County Courthouse in Easton,
Pennsylvania. The will is written in German.
is buried at Zion UCC Stone Church Cemetery, Kreidersville,Northampton County, Pennsylvania. While
the stone is no longerthere, his
name appearson a plaque with
those of other Revolutionary War Veterans.
Find A Grave Memorial# 571853
George and Anna Margaretha Lilly were the 3rd great grandparents of Estella Kunkle Smith, great grandmother of Ronald B. Smith.
Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania
Veterans Burial Cards, 1929-1990; Archive Collection Number: Series 1-7; Folder Number: 279.
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