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Jacob Sherk was a Mennonite farmer who remained on the family homestead in Lancaster County all his life. [1]

c 1735 Jacob Sherk was born about 1735 [2] or 1736 [3].

1759 Jacob Sherk was first taxed in Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County as a freeman (single man). [4] [5]

1763 Jacob Shork and Mary Lichty, spinster, daughter of Daniel Lichty yeoman deceased, were married on February 28, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania [6] [7]. Sureties: Jacob Shork and Christian Stevens, both yeoman of Hempfield Township. [8]

1763 Jacob Sherk was taxed in Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County. [9]

1769 Jacob Sherick was taxed in Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County for 80 acres, 5 horses, 8 cattle, and 10 sheep. [10]

1770 Jacob received his father's 244 acre homestead in Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, by will in 1770. [11] [12]

1770 Jacob Sherk was taxed in Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County. [13]

1771 Jacob Sherk's brother, Joseph Sherik, and Jacob's brother-in-law, Martin Hoober; yeomen of Hempfield Twp and executors of the will of Joseph Sherick, deceased, of Hempfield Twp; granted land, on December 18, to Jacob Shirk of Hempfield, as directed in the will of Joseph, deceased. The land included two parts described as the 100 acres on Chestnut Hill and the 36 acres near Martin Hoober's land. The land was offered for sale to the heirs and was sold to John Sherick, later named as Jacob Sherick in the same deed. Signed by John Sherrick and Martin Hoober in German. (perhaps both Joseph and Jacob were sometimes referred to or signed their names as John). [14]

1771 Jacob Sherck was taxed at Hempfield for 200 acres, 3 horses, and 8 cattle. [15] [16]

1772 Jacob Sherk was taxed in Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County. [17]

1773 Jacob Sherch was taxed at Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for 200 acres woodland, 100 acres clear, 4-6 horses, 6-8 cattle, 10 sheep. [18] [19] [20] [21]

1776 Jacob Sherk was taxed in Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County. [22]

1777 Jacob Sherk was taxed in Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County. [23]

1779 Jacob Sherch was taxed at Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for 300 acres, 4 horses, 8 cattle, 2 sheep. [24] [25]

1779 Jacob Shirk was taxed at Hempfield for 300 acres, 6 horses, and 10 cattle. [26]

1779 Jacob Shirk was listed in the septennial census for Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [27]

1782 Jacob Shirk was taxed at Hempfield for 300 acres, 4 horses, and 8 cattle. [28]

1783 The executors of the estate of Joseph Sherich granted land from the estate to son Jacob Sherick, of Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County. The deed cited the land patent of 1741 and land purchased from John Newcomer in 1762. [29]

1785 Jacob Shirk was taxed at Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for 300 acres, 5 horses, 9 cattle, and 2 stills. [30]

1786 Jacob Shirk was taxed at Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for 200 acres, 4 horses, 7 cattle, and 2 stills. [31]

1788 Jacob Shirk was taxed at Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for 300 acres and 2 mills. [32] [33]

1788 Jacob Sherch wrote his will in Hempfield Township, Lancaster County in German. On May 2, 1788, John Schallenberger and Christian Musser affirmed that they had witnessed the will. Letters of administration were issued to Joseph Sherch, Henry Neff, and Andrew Gerber, administrators. No transcription is shown in the will book. [34] [35] [36]

1788 Jacob Shirk, Jacob Shirk Jr, and Joseph Shirk, were taxed at Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [37]

1788 Jacob Scherch died. [38]

1789 Jacob Shirk Dec'd was taxed at Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for 200 acres and 0 mills. [39] [40]

1792 The estate of Jacob Sherrek was taxed at Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [41]

1793 The estate of Jacob Sherrok was taxed at Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [42]

1794 Jacob Sherk's brother Joseph Sherck of Hempfield Twp and friends Henry Neff of Manor Twp and Andrew Gerber of Hempfield Twp, all of Lancaster County, executors of the last will and testament of Jacob Sherk, late of Hempfield Twp, sold land to John, the son of Jacob, on August 8. A Patent for the land, a tract of 244 acres in Hempfield Twp, had been granted in 1741 to Joseph Sherck (by the name of Joseph Sherrock), the father of the said Jacob Sherck deceased and his heirs. [43] [44] In his will with executors son Joseph Sherck and son-in-law Martin Huber, Joseph Sherck [Senior] indicated that he had granted the land to his son Jacob by deed dated September 30, 1783. Jacob's will was dated March 24, 1788 and directed that his five sons: Joseph, Jacob, John, David, and Christian; should have all his lands according to the needs of their trades, as determined by the executors. Jacob died soon after writing his will. Son John Sherck was granted a large tract of the estate. Adjoining land belonged to David Rohrer (perhaps a son-in-law of Jacob) and to Peter Musser. Another tract was next to widow Stoner, Herman Spore, and John Newcomer. [45]

1794 Son John Sherck sold land to Henry Neff, on May 16, that he had inherited from his father Jacob. [46]

1794 Joseph Sherck, of Hempfield, Henry Neff of Manor Twp, and Andrew Gerber of Hempfield Twp; being the executors of the will of Jacob Sherck; settled, on August 9, eighteen outstanding debts held by Jacob's son, John Sherk. [47]

1795 Joseph Sherck, Henry Neff, and Andrew Gerber, executors of the will and testament of Jacob Sherck of Hempfield produced their account of the estate showing a balance of £2978.10.2. Andrew Garber was appointed guardian over Christian, minor son under the age of 14. [48]

1795 The children and heirs of Jacob Sherk signed a release on August 1. The children were Joseph Sherck of Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Jacob Sherck of Leacock Twp, Lancaster County, John Sherck of Washington County in Maryland, David Sherck of Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Mary wife of David Rohrer of Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Susanna the wife of Andrew Gerber of Hellam Twp in York County, and minor son Christian Sherck under the guardianship of Andrew Gerber. [49]

1796 The estate of Jacob Sherock was taxed at Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with a log house and stable. [50]

1800 Jacob Sherk, farmer, was listed in the septennial census for Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [51]

1800 The estate of Jacob Sherck was taxed at Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [52]

50 years later … Descendants of Jacob Sherrick lived along Chickasalunga Creek on the Marietta - Lancaster Turnpike, which runs to the Mennonist Church to the east and to the Susquehanna River to the west. [53]

Research Notes:

1788 Jacob Sherch's will was reportedly dated March 24, 1788. Where is this date documented? Is there a copy of the will?

Other summaries: [54]

Mennonite Cardfile. [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61]


Footnotes:

[1] Thomas A. Sherk and James W Sherrick, "Joseph Scherch, Immigrant of 1727, and His Descendants," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 13 (July, 1990), 17-29, at 20, person C2.

[2] Thomas A. Sherk and James W Sherrick, "Joseph Scherch, Immigrant of 1727, and His Descendants," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 13 (July, 1990), 17-29, at 25, person C2.

[3] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com Family Notes, Schürch/Shirk/Sherk A8355, [Website].

[4] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[5] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[6] Thomas A. Sherk and James W Sherrick, "Joseph Scherch, Immigrant of 1727, and His Descendants," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 13 (July, 1990), 17-29, at 20, C2.

[7] Thomas A. Sherk and James W Sherrick, "Joseph Scherch, Immigrant of 1727, and His Descendants," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 13 (July, 1990), 17-29, at 25, C2.

[8] Rita Mowrer, "Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marriage Bonds, 1757-1793," Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 34 (1985), 48.

[9] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[10] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[11] Thomas A. Sherk and James W Sherrick, "Joseph Scherch, Immigrant of 1727, and His Descendants," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 13 (July, 1990), 17-29, at 25, person C2.

[12] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com Family Notes, Schürch/Shirk/Sherk A8355, [Website].

[13] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[14] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed O-536 to 538, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[15] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 119, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[16] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[17] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[18] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[19] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[20] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, has errors, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[21] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[22] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[23] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[24] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [AncestryRecord].

[25] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[26] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 588, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[27] Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[28] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 809, [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[29] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed UU-22 to 25, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[30] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[31] Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[32] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[33] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[34] Pennsylvania Probate Records, 1683-1994, Lancaster, Will F, page 11 (image 253), pagination obscured, [FamilySearchImage].

[35] Pennsylvania, Will and Probate Records, F-11, [AncestryRecord].

[36] See also, Lancaster, Will Y2-570, not seen.

[37] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[38] Thomas A. Sherk and James W Sherrick, "Joseph Scherch, Immigrant of 1727, and His Descendants," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 13 (July, 1990), 17-29, at 25, person C2.

[39] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[40] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[41] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[42] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[43] Pennsylvania Land Patent, A9-370, except for 8 acres sold to Valentin Breneison and with an additional 8 acres purchased from John Newcomer in 1762, [PAPatentBookLinks].

[44] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed K-179 to 180, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[45] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book UU, 25-29, [25], [26], [27], [28], [29], [FHLCatalog].

[46] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book WW, 256-263, [256], [257], [258], [259], [260], [261], [262], [263], [FHLCatalog].

[47] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed OO-468 to 474, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[48] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Miscellaneous Book {2}, 1795-324, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[49] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed 3K-494 to 497, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[50] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[51] Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[52] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Tax Records, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[53] Samuel Moody, Map of West Hempfield Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (1850), [LibraryOfCongress Map], [LibraryOfCongress Catalog].

[54] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com Family Notes, Schürch/Shirk/Sherk A8355, [Website].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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