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  • ID: I24786
  • Name: Abraham Reiff
  • Given Name: Abraham
  • Surname: Reiff
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: 7DC08AB246674C5D8D1E758F889B90C4F530
  • Change Date: 3 AUG 2017
  • Note: Abraham Reiff, b. 1696 in Ibersheim, Germany, occupation Farmer, d. Dec-1763 in N. Coventry Twp., Chester Co. Pa. *One of three Mennonite brothers who arrived in Philadelphia in 1717. *Abraham bought land in Franconia Twp, present Montgomery Co., PA. Barbara *Moyer/Meyer was daughter of neighbor Christian Meyer. Abraham was one of *the founders of the Salford Mennonite Church near Harleysville, Montgomery *Co, PA. In early 1740's is said to have moved to Earl Twp, Lancaster Co., PA *where son Abraham Jr. was located. Later he moved to Coventry Twp, Chester *Co., where he died. Will filed in Philadephia, Registrar of Wills, City Hall Will N-34 (dated 20 Jul 1763), Philadelphia City Archives, Philadelphia, Pa. Immigrant in 1717. Purchased 212 acres from James Steele on 14 Sept 1729; sold this farm to Jacob Detweiler on 16 Apr 1746; the spacious log house on this farm was occasionally used as a meetinghouse by the Franconia Mennonite congregation before the Franconia meetinghouse was built.* ; in 1746 located in Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.** *Joyce Clemmer Munro, "Early and Successive Land Owners in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1981, p. 35. **According to Deed 0-1-545, Lancaster, on 23 Apr 1746, Abraham Reiff purchased the 297-acre tract which had been patented to Samuel Evans: Patent A-7-562 (2 Jan 1735), Harrisburg. He married Barbara Bergey Moyer, married 1735 in Montgomery Co., PA. Children: i Anna Reiff b. 07-Nov-1723, d. 09-Jan-1798. ii Christian Reiff b. 1725, d. 1809. iii Abraham Reiff b. 1730, d. 19-Aug-1788. iv Fronica Reiff b. 1730, d. 1788. v Isaac Reiff b. 1733, d. wp. 06-Mar-1801. vi Barbara Reiff b. 1735. vii Jacob Reiff b. 1737, d. 1814. viii Elizabeth Reiff b. 1740. Information from Mark Blosser Family tree, compiled by Mark Blosser.
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  • Birth: 1696 in Ibersheim, Rhein Pfalz, Germany
  • Immigration: 1717 Germany to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Death: DEC 1763 in North Coventry Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • Occupation: Farmer



    Father: Joseph Reiff b: 1 SEP 1657 in Wadenswil, Switzerland
    Mother: Unknown

    Marriage 1 Barbara (Meyer) Moyer b: 1705
      Children
      1. Has Children Anna Reiff b: 7 NOV 1722
      2. Has Children Christian Reiff b: 1725
      3. Has Children Fronica Reiff b: 1727
      4. Has Children Abraham Reiff b: 1730
      5. Has Children Isaac Reiff b: 1733
      6. Has Children Barbara Reiff b: ABT 1735
      7. Has Children Jacob (RuffRoofRooff) Reiff b: 1737 in Pennsylvania
      8. Has Children Elizabeth Reiff b: ABT 1740

      Sources:
      1. Abbrev: obit. see notes
        Title: obit. see notes
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        Name: ShortFootnote
        Name: Bibliography
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