Honorable John Griesemer

Male 1717 - 1789  (72 years)


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  • Name John Griesemer  [1, 2
    Title Honorable 
    Born 1717  Lampertheim, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 21 Dec 1774  Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Revolution
    "On Dec. 21, 1774, John Griesemer was elected by the freeholders of the county a member of the Committee of Observation for the county and reelected Sept. 27, 1775. This committee, in which he represented Whitehall township, was composed of leading men from each township, who took the first steps leading to independence in the county and who were the leading spirits during the Revolution. His three sons also served in the war. 
    Died 10 Oct 1789  Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John and his wife were the first settlers along Ceder Creek in
      Northampton County,PA. There they owned 600 acres of land and were
      members of the Zion Reformed Church. John was naturalized 24 Sep
      1767. He was a prominent leading citizen. During the American
      Revolution he a member of the Committee of Obervation for Northampton
      County in December 1774 and was re-elected 27 Sep 1775. All his three
      sons served in the American Revolution as true Patriots.
    Person ID I556  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2018 

    Father John Valentine Griesemer,   b. 4 Jan 1688, Lampertheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1773, East Greenville, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Anna Margaret Kern,   b. Abt 1690, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1720, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Family ID F9411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maria Brunner,   b. 16 Nov 1725, Hereford, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1809, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Abt 1748 
    Children 
    +1. Anna Maria Griesemer,   b. 11 Jul 1752, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1823, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F1176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1717 - Lampertheim, Hessen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - American Revolution "On Dec. 21, 1774, John Griesemer was elected by the freeholders of the county a member of the Committee of Observation for the county and reelected Sept. 27, 1775. This committee, in which he represented Whitehall township, was composed of leading men from each township, who took the first steps leading to independence in the county and who were the leading spirits during the Revolution. His three sons also served in the war. - 21 Dec 1774 - Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Oct 1789 - Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Fisher, Pennsylvania Births, Charles A. Fisher, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1986).

    2. [S46] King-Knauss, Genealogy, Wilbur L. King, (Bethlehem,PA, 1930).