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  • ID: I27926
  • Name: Abraham Reiff
  • Given Name: Abraham
  • Surname: Reiff
  • Suffix: Jr
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: DC4BAB7C75614489AAFFFCC2152D14D280BB
  • 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. Will was probated 19 August, 1788.
  • Birth: 1730
  • Death: BEF 19 AUG 1788
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  • Name: Page
  • VALUE: pg 20 - also see daughter Nancy pg 21 1
  • Burial: Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery
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  • VALUE: pg 20 2
  • Occupation: Minister Groffdale Mennonite Church
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  • Name: Page 3
  • Religion: Mennonite Groffdale Mennonite Church
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  • VALUE: pg 20 2



    Father: Abraham Reiff b: 1696 in Ibersheim, Rhein Pfalz, Germany
    Mother: Barbara (Meyer) Moyer b: 1705

    Marriage 1 Barbara (Groff) Grove b: ABT 1736
      Children
      1. Has Children David Reiff b: 10 DEC 1755
      2. Has Children Christina Reiff b: 28 AUG 1757
      3. Has Children Abraham Reiff b: 7 SEP 1760
      4. Has Children Barbara Reiff b: 1761
      5. Has Children Feronica Reiff b: 17 APR 1763
      6. Has No Children Mary Reiff b: 25 NOV 1765
      7. Has Children Anna Reiff b: 16 MAY 1770
      8. Has Children Joseph Reiff b: 19 JUL 1772
      9. Has Children Samuel Reiff b: 20 JAN 1775 in West Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
      10. Has No Children Catherine Reiff b: 1777
      11. Has Children Susanna Reiff b: 6 JUL 1780

      Sources:
      1. Abbrev: Descendants of the Three Immigrant Mennonite ReiffBrothersofEuropeandPennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehma
        Title: Descendants of the Three Immigrant Mennonite ReiffBrothersofEuropeandPennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999nnsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999nnsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999.
        Name: Footnotennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999
        Name: ShortFootnotennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999
        Name: Bibliographynnsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999.
        Page: pg 20 - also see daughter Nancy pg 21
      2. Abbrev: Descendants of the Three Immigrant Mennonite ReiffBrothersofEuropeandPennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehma
        Title: Descendants of the Three Immigrant Mennonite ReiffBrothersofEuropeandPennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999nnsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999nnsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999.
        Name: Footnotennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999
        Name: ShortFootnotennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999
        Name: Bibliographynnsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999.
        Page: pg 20
      3. Abbrev: Descendants of the Three Immigrant Mennonite ReiffBrothersofEuropeandPennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehma
        Title: Descendants of the Three Immigrant Mennonite ReiffBrothersofEuropeandPennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999nnsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999nnsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999.
        Name: Footnotennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999
        Name: ShortFootnotennsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999
        Name: Bibliographynnsylvania, by Daniel R.Lehman, Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage, April 1999.
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