Although this information comes from reasonably
it is subject to later or better information, and as always,
the reader's own verification.
- Hendrick/Heinrich Pannebecker
(1673/74 - 1754)
+Eva Umstat (daughter of
Hans Peter) born about 1680, died 27 November 1739
Married 14 October 1699 in
Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
- NEW INFO March 2008: Hendrick's
date of arrival, the marriage date, Eve's date of death, and
birthdates of their children are listed in "Pennypacker
Express" March-April 2008, which shows info handwritten
by Hendrick Pannebecker in DE WERKEN van den HOOG VERLICHTEN
JACOB BRIL (THE WORKS OF JACOB BRIL), published in Dutch in Amsterdam
by Barent Visser, 1705. The birth dates of the children (last
1725) and her date of death would indicate that Eve was probably
born earlier than previously thought, perhaps around 1680.
- A link to the full article, including
a German transcript, an English translation and the original
image can be found at
- Click the link that says Pennypacker
Mills March-April 2008 Newsletter.
- A few particulars:
- "September 2, 1698 I Heinrich
Pannebecker arrived in Philadalphia."
"October 14, 1699 I Heinrich Pannebacker from Crefeld with
Eva Umstat got married."
- "My wife died November 27,
- A listing of their children born
between 1702 and 1725.
- Of interest in the article is Hendrick's
statement "I Heinrich Pannebecker from
Crefelt." (The original transcript
in German is clear that it was Heinrich who was from Crefelt,
not Eva Umstat). It is traditionally believed that Hendrick
was born in Flomborn, which is very close to Kriegsheim. When
or why he went to Krefeld is unknown (at least to me). Looking
through my notes on Heinrich, I see no original documents quoted
to confirm his place of birth.
- Heinrich's statement that he "arrived"
in Philadelphia September 2, 1698 is also interesting. Who was
the Pannebecker who was here in 1682 and/or between 1686 and
1690 in the references below? Hans Peter and family were here
by 1685, so they could reasonably be included in the familys
from Kriegsheim, but whether the "one from Flomborn"
was a Pannebecker at all, let alone Hendrick, is questionable.
- In the first reference below, the
focus seems to be "with particular consideration of emigration
from Nassau." Nassau is a town not too far north and west
of Kriegsheim and Flomborn. So this ??? Pannebecker may have
been from Nassau.
- I also wonder whether Heinrich and
Eve met in Germantown since they married a year after Heinrich's
arrival, or whether they'd known each other as children in Kriegsheim/Flomborn.
Heinrich would have been eleven or so and Eve only four or five
prior to her leaving to come here in 1685.
- Individual: ???
SCHIERENBERG, E. "Die Deutschpennsylvanier (Mit besonderer
Beruecksichtigung der Auswanderung aus
Nassau)." In Nassovia: Zeitschrift
fuer nassauische Geschichte und Heimatkunde. Jahrgang 4:16 (Aug.
1903), pp. 194-196; jahrgang 4:17 (Sept. 1, 1903), pp. 206-208;
jahrgang 4:18 (Sept. 16, 1903), pp. 218-220; jahrgang 4:19 (Oct.
1, 1903), pp. 232-235.
Source Page #: 196
[Broderbund Family Archive #354, Ed. 1, Passenger and Immigration
Lists Index, Date of Import: Aug 10, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.354.1.76271.12]
- A Hendrik Pannebecker was known
to be in Germantown between 1686 and 1690 per WILLIAM PENN AND
THE PA DUTCH MIGRATION, Hull, Wm I., page 398. The reference
says: (After a reference to 1686), "The migration of twenty-seven
pioneers from Kri(eg)sheim nearly exhausted the spring; but during
the next few years, we find in the Germantown records the names
of four more men from Kri(eg)sheim and ONE
FROM FLOMBORN, a neighboring village (626).
THESE SENT CHILDREN TO THE GERMANTOWN SCHOOL, and presumably
brought their wives with them, thus adding to the populatttion
perhaps a score of persons, and making a total of about fifty-two
from Kri(eg)sheim and Flomborn. Adding together the population
from 1683 to 1690, we find the population in the latter year
to have been about 175, of whom all but eight or ten were Dutch.
- (626) Hendrik Pannebecker shown
as the footnote.
- Other Pennypacker/Umstead
- HARMON Umstead
+ANN Vanderslice (daughter
of Anthony Vanderslice + Margretha Pannebecker)
Married about 1751 Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Jacob Pannebecker
Married probably between
1776 and 1787
- Henry Umstad
Married June 8, 1790 in Skippack,
Perkiomen Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
- John Adams Pennypacker
+Hannah Wells (daughter
of James Wells + Margaret Umstat)
Married probably mid-1840s
- Henry Harrison Wanger (son of Jacob Wanger + Elizabeth
+Mary Jane Root (daughter
of Eli S. Root + Sarah Pennypacker)
Married about 1866
- J. Harry (Henry?) Grover (son of Mary Elizabeth
+Mary C. Umstad
Married about 1890
P Markley (son of Louisa Pennypacker - not identified - who was
+Annie L Smith (daughter of Eliza Umstead)
Jacob P Markley and Louisa Pennypacker married after1880 - Jacob,
age 25, was still single in 1880 Census. We don't have a marriage
date for Jacob P Markley and Annie L Smith, but it was probably
beginning with Eve Umstat who married Heinrich Pannebacker is
being handled by descendants of the Pennypacker family. PLEASE
CONTACT BRUCE PENNYPACKER at [email protected]
if you descend from Heinrich and Eve. You'll want to
remain in contact with the Umstead.org site for updates on Eve's
father Hans Peter and his father Nicholas though.
If you are ever in Pennsylvania,
take time to go visit the lovely Pennypacker Mills.
This historic house (Washington really slept there!) is well worth
YOU CAN SEE HANS PETER UMSTATT'S
BIBLE THERE TOO!!!
5 Haldeman Road
Schwenksville PA 19473
Architecture -- Pennypacker Mills
We had our first Pfannebecker/Umstat
Reunion in 1999 at Pennypacker Mills.
Pannebakker Family Association
last updated 3 May 2017
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