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Jacob Clemens Sr.
(1651-After 1684)
Mary Unknown
(Abt 1654-After 1702)
Michael Reiff
Kungold Hiestand
Gerhart (Gerhard) Clemens
Anneli (Anna) Reiff
(1680-After 1755)
Jacob R. Clemens
(1707-After 1782)


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Barbara Clymer

Jacob R. Clemens

  • Born: 1707, Niederflorsheim, Dittelsheim, Germany
  • Marriage: Barbara Clymer in 1727
  • Died: After 3 Aug 1782, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
  • Buried: Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse Cemetery, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Emigration, 1709. I immigrated as a toddler with his parents.

• appointed. I was one of the trustees and treasurer of the Salford Meetinghouse. I was also the earliest deacon for the Salford Mennonite Congregation.

• lived. After my father's death, I lived at my father's farm

• faith. I was a member of the Mennonite Faith.

• Land owner, 1734. 688 In 1734, I was listed in the “Landholders of Pennsylvania County” as owning 100 acres.

• Oath, 1743. 689 In 1743, I took an oath of allegiance allowing me to become naturalized.

• Sold, 9 Apr 1746. On 9 April 1746, I sold my farm to my son, Gerhart Clemmer Clemens.

• purchase, Fall 1746. In the fall of 1746, I purchased the lands, which had belonged to the recently deceased Christian Allebach.

• Sold, 16 Dec 1756. December 16, 1756, my wife and I sold ninety-eight acres of this tract to Peter Freed. Nineteen years later on March 27, 1775, Peter Freed sold these same ninety-eight acres back to me. I was a resident of Gwynedd Township at the time Peter sold the land back to me. Immediately thereafter, I sold the messuage and thirty-six acres of this same land to my grandson, Dillman Ziegler.

• Moved, 1769. About 1769, I removed with my family to Gwynedd Township. On May 26th of that year, I purchased from Amos Griffith a tract of land containing one hundred acres. One of the witnesses to this deed was my son-in-law, Michael Ziegler. Adjoining this farm, I added another thirteen acres. I eventually returned to Lower Salford, where the later years of my life were spent.

• Moved, After 1777. Following Barbara's death, I made my home with my son John to whom I deeded all of my lands in Salford Township except the homestead farm.

• will, 14 Dec 1779.

• Deeded, 3 Aug 1782. On August 3, 1782, I deeded the homestead to my son John.

• Will probated, 30 Nov 1782.


Jacob married Barbara Clymer, daughter of Jacob Clymer and Mrs. Unknown Clymer, in 1727. (Barbara Clymer was born in 1714 and died in 1777 in Gwynedd Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.)

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