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1776 Henry Musser was born on 4 April. [1]

1776 Elizabeth Seitz was born in 1776. [2]

1797 On 16 June, Son Jacob Musser was born at the homestead. [3]

1797 On 2 Aug 1797, Henry Musser and Christian Gish, husband of Ann Musser, heirs of Jacob Musser released Benjamin Musser from claims, in a deed [4]:

To All People to whom these presents shall come Henry Musser of the Township of Manor in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania yeoman and Christian Gish of the Township of Donegal in the said County of Lancaster yeoman (the said Henry Musser being the son of Jacob Musser late of the Township of Manor in the County of Lancaster aforesaid yeoman deceased by his wife Christiana lately also deceased, and the said Christian Gish being the Husband of Ann the Daughter of the said Henry Musser and Christina Musser deceased, and also Guardians duly chosen and appointed in and by the Orphans' Court in and for the said County of Lancaster over the Estate of the said Ann during her minority) send greetings. Know Ye that the said Henry Musser and Christian Gish have on or before the day of the date hereof had and received of and from Benjamin Musser and John Engle Executors of the Last Will and Testament of the said Jacob Musser deceased and also Executors of the Last Will and Testament of said Christina Musser deceased the sum of One thousand three hundred and ninety four pounds and eleven pence in specie of Gold and Silver coin that is to say, the sum of six hundred and ninety seven pounds and five pence half penny by the said Henry Musser, and the like sum of six hundred and ninety seven pounds and five pence half penny by the said Christian Gish, in full of and for the several and respective parts shares and Proportions of them the said Henry Musser and Christian Gish and Ann his wife (in right of the said Ann) as well of and in the Personal Estate of the said Jacob Musser deceased and of and in the Personal Estate of the said Christina Musser deceased, and all Interest Monies thereon accrued (including also the sum of Forty five pounds and eleven shillings received of and from John Musser the Brother of the said Jacob Musser deceased) as also of and in the Rents Issues and profits of the Real Estate lands and Tenements late of the said Jacob Musser deceased, agreeable to the true Intent and Meaning of the Last Will and Testament of the said Jacob Musser deceased dated the fifth day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy eight, duly proved and remaining in the Registers Office at Lancaster, and agreeable to the directions and true Intent and Meaning of the last Will and Testament of the said Christina Musser deceased dated the Twenty second day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six, also duly proved and remaining in the said Registers Office at Lancaster, And Know Ye Also that the said Henry Musser and Christian Gish have on the day of the date hereof had and received of and from the said Benjamin Musser and John Engle Executors of the Last Will and Testament of the said Jacob Musser deceased the further sum of three thousand pounds in specie of Gold and Silver Coin, that is to say the sum of fifteen hundred pounds by the said Henry Musser and the like sum of fifteen hundred pounds by the said Christian Gish in full of and for the respective parts and shares of them the said Henry Musser and Christian Gish and Ann his wife (in Right of the said Ann) of and in the Proceeds or sale of the Real Estate lands Tenements and Hereditaments late of the said Jacob Musser deceased by the said Executors Benjamin Musser and John Engle sold and conveyed to the said Henry Musser by virtue and in pursuance of the last Will and Testament of the said Jacob Musser deceased and the directions and Powers therein given In Consideration whereof they said Henry Musser and Christian Gish for himself and for the said Ann his wife and Ward and his and her Heirs Executors and Administrators Do and each of them Doth by these presents remise release and forever quit claim unto the said Benjamin Musser and John Engle and each of them their and each of their Heirs Executors and Administrators, All and all manner of Action and Actions cause and causes of Action and Actions, suits, Legacies, bequests, Controvercies Accounts Reckonings and Demands whatsoever which against them the said Benjamin Musser and John Engle or either of them they the said Henry Musser and Christian Gish or either of them ever had or now have, and which against them the said Benjamin Musser and John Engle or either of them their or either of them Heirs Executors or Administrators can or may have claim challenge or demand for or on account of the Estate Real and Personal of the said Jacob Musser deceased or any part thereof or for or on account of the Estate of the said Christina Musser deceased or any part thereof or any delings or Transactions Proceedings Matter or thing whatsoever in any manner relating to or respecting or concerning the same. In Witness whereof the said Henry Musser and Christian Gish have hereunto set their hands and seals the second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven. Henry Musser. Christian Gish. Sealed and Delivered in the presence of William Bausman, Philip Cloninger. Lancaster County SS. Before me Michael Hubley, Esquire, one of the Justices of the peace in and for the County aforesaid Personally appeared the within and above named Henry Musser and Christian Gish and severally Acknowledged the foregoing Instrument in writing to be their act and deed to and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and desired that the same may be recorded as such according to law. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal the second day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven. M. Hubley. Recorded the 2nd day of August A.D. 1797.

1797 On Aug 2, acknowledged receipt of 697 pounds 5.5 pence, as settlement of personal estate of father, from Benjamin Musser and John Engel, executors of the estate, and 1500 pounds as settlement of real esate of father. [5]

1801 Henry Musser purchased 205 acres of land along the Susquehanna river near Bainbridge in Donegal Twp; paid 4000 pounds in gold and silver specie, perhaps obtained from family of first wife. [6]

1804 Elisabetha Seitz Musser died on January 12 at Donegal Heights, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and was buried at Shock Burial Ground, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Elisabetha Seitz Musser was born on November 2, 1776. [7] [8] [9]

1820 Henry Musser purchased additional land. [10]

1822 Henry Musser agreed to sell 124 acres of land in Donegal Twp to son Jacob in a deed dated May 1. [11]

1822 Henry Musser agreed to sell 124 acres of his first purchased land to eldest son Jacob, but payment had not been completed by the time of Henry's death. By court action, Jacob paid the remaining money to the estate. [12]

1822 Heinrich Musser purchased a Lancaster Quarto German Bible for eldest son, Jacob. [13]

1822 Dr Heinrich Musser died on October 3 at Donegal Heights, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and was buried at Shock Burial Ground, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Dr Heinrich Musser was born on April 4, 1776. [14] [15]

estate administered by John Longnecker and John Engle Jr. [16]

1823 Henry Engle was appointed guardian for Benjamin and Ann, minor children under the age of 14 of Henry Musser, deceased of Donegall township, on the petition of widow Mary Musser to the Lancaster County Orphans Court on June 23. [17]

1824 Son Jacob completed purchase of 124 acres of land in Donegal Twp on May 26. [18]

1826 Henry Musser, second son of Henry Musser, deceased, petitioned the Lancaster Orphans Court in March to partition the estate. Henry Musser, deceased, of Donegal Twp, had died after April 19, 1794, leaving widow Mary, since intermarried with Jacob Hershey, and six children: Jacob, Henry, Benjamin, who has Henry Engle for his guardian, the two former being of age, Susanna intermarried with John Gish, Magdalena intermarried with Michael Hoffman, & Anne under age who has the said Henry Engle as her guardian. The estate included land adjacent to lands of Henry Groff, Frederick Bower, Henry Shock, & Henry Huber in Donegal Twp, lots in Marietta, and lots in the Village of Maytown. [19]

1825 Jacob Musser paid a mortgage due to Jacob Engle, Henry Engle, and Mary Musser-Hershey. Jacob Engle had been appointed as guardian of two of the minor children of Henry Musser; Henry Engle had been appointed as guardian of two other minor children. Mary, widow of Henry Musser had since married Jacob Hershey. Mary was named as the widow of Henry Musser but was not specifically named as a sister of Jacob and Henry Engle in this deed. The land was adjacent to lands of Alexander Boggs on the road from Marietta to Maytown on the banks of the Susquehanna. [20] Perhaps this was land that Jacob Engle, Henry Engle, and Mary Engle had inherited from their father, as described in the 1796 will of Ulrich Engle. However, see the Research Notes for uncertainties about the parents of this Mary Engle.

1842 Maria Elizabeth Engle Musser died on October 20 at Donegal Heights, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and was buried at Shock Burial Ground, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Maria Elizabeth Engle Musser was born on May 16, 1783. [21] [22]

Maria was the second wife of Dr Henry Musser. They married Sept 20, 1805. They would have 3 children: Susanna, Benjamin, and Anna.
They would also raise his children from his first marriage: Jacob, 8, Henry, 6, and Magdalena was 2 yrs old when they married.

1840 Daughter Magdalena Martha Musser Hoffman died on November 30 at East Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and was buried at East Donegal Cemetery, Maytown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Magdalena Martha Musser Hoffman was born on October 5, 1809. [23] [24]

1862 Michael Hoffman Jr, spouse of Magdalena Martha Hoffman, died on February 25 in East Donegal Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania of America. He was born on October 3, 1803 in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, United States of America, son of Michael Hoffman. [25]

Research Notes:

Lancaster County Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds, Deed books 1729-1867. SLC: GeneSocUT, 1947. Book 5A, 1823-1825, LDS Film#0021430#1. Lancaster County Court House, Office of Records and Archives, 50 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA.

Recker, Charles, People of the Marsh, Newsletter of the Musser Family 1972-75. Grenada Hills, CA: author, 1972-5. NYPL APV (Moser) 87-2041.

E Morris Sider, More than Names: A Story of John and Barbara Martin. Nappanee, (IN: Evangel Press: 1985) JSMB 929.273 M364s

Conflict: Mennonite Vital Records report two different spouses for Henry Musser (Apr 4, 1776 - 1822). Which is correct, if either? We show Henry Musser married to Maria Engle, daughter of Ulrich Engle and Magdalena Bixler.

Henry married Maria Engle (Nov 2 1776), daughter of John Engle and Elizabeth Shock. [26]

Henry married Mary Engle, daughter of Ulrich Engle and Magdalena Bixler. [27]


Footnotes:

[1] "A Musser Family Record," The Pennsylvania German 10 (1909), 393-395, at 395, [GoogleBooks].

[2] "A Musser Family Record," The Pennsylvania German 10 (1909), 393-395, at 395, [GoogleBooks].

[3] Franklin Ellis and Samuel Evans, History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches (1883), 785, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[4] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book B3, 238-242, [238], [239], [240], [241], [242], [FHLCatalog].

[5] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book B3, 238-242, [238], [239], [240], [241], [242], [FHLCatalog].

[6] E. Morris Sider, More than Names: A Story of John and Barbara Martin (IN: Evangel Press, 1985), 38, [GoogleBooks].

[7] Find A Grave Memorial 131850951, [FindAGrave].

[8] "A Musser Family Record," The Pennsylvania German 10 (1909), 393-395, at 395, [GoogleBooks].

[9] Find A Grave Memorial at Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[10] E. Morris Sider, More than Names: A Story of John and Barbara Martin (IN: Evangel Press, 1985), 39, [GoogleBooks].

[11] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book B5, 291-294, [291], [292], [293], [294], [FHLCatalog].

[12] E. Morris Sider, More than Names: A Story of John and Barbara Martin (IN: Evangel Press, 1985), 39, [GoogleBooks].

[13] H. W. Kriebel, "A Musser Family Record," The Pennsylvania German 10 (1909), 393-395, at 393, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[14] Find A Grave Memorial 131850950, [FindAGrave].

[15] Find A Grave Memorial at Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[16] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book B5, 291-294, [291], [292], [293], [294], [FHLCatalog].

[17] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Miscellaneous Book 1823-204, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[18] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book B5, 291-294, [291], [292], [293], [294], [FHLCatalog].

[19] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Miscellaneous Book 1826-143, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[20] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book E5, 376-378, [376], [377], [378], [FHLCatalog].

[21] Find A Grave Memorial 204855799, [FindAGrave].

[22] Find A Grave Memorial at Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[23] Find A Grave Memorial 31055864, [FindAGrave].

[24] Find A Grave Memorial at Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[25] Find A Grave Memorial at Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[26] Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Genealogical Card File (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[27] Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Genealogical Card File (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].