The Germantown Grund- und Lager Buch for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, was begun by Francis Daniel Pastorius. The original is housed at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. They also hold an English translation, prepared by Marion Dexter Learned and presented to William S Vare, the recorder of Deeds for the County of Pennsylvania in January, 1910.
The translation lists Hans Peter Umbstat as having land in Germantown "on the west side," and the index (found only at the end of the translation, not in the original), refers the reader to page 231. There is no page 231 in the translation, but page 231 of the original does show Hans Peter Umstat and that page number, but is otherwise completely blank. The same index also lists Dirck Sipman as being found on page 55. That page in the original is also blank, except for Sipman's name, the page number and "ein erster kaüffer," which means "a first buyer."
This heading is all that appears on Hans Peter's blank page in the Grund- und Lager Buch:
The above cannot be thought to be Hans Peter's signature, it is most likely the handwriting of Pastorius. One might suppose that Samuel W Pennypacker saw this page and because of it used the Umstat spelling in his various writings.
I obtained a copy of Learned's TRANSLATION of SCHUMACHER'S Grund- und Lager Buch deed from The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5669, www.hsp.org.
This is NOT necessarily the same as Hans Peter Umstatt's deed would have read had it been included in the Grund- und Lager Buch, but it is probably similar. Neither is it a transcript of Hans Peter's Rotterdam deed. I have included this only because it mentions Hans Peter's land in the first section and because he was shown as a witness in the second section.
The title page of TRANSLATION reads:
This is the TRANSLATION by Learned of the PETER SCHUMACHER deed:
"This deed of sale made this 6th day of the 10th month in the year 1685 between Hermen Isaacks op den Graeff, Dirck Isaacks op den Graeff and Abraham Isaacks op den Graeff inhabitants of Germantown in the County of Philadelphia as grantors of the one party and Peter Schumacher a recent arrival from Krisheim in the Palatinate in High Germany as grantee of the other party witnesseth that said three brothers, Hermen, Dirck and Abraham Isaacks op den Graeff, with the consent of their respective wives herewith bargain and release to said Peter Schumacker 25 acres of land or a half lot in Germantown (of which 10 acres being 7 perches and two feet wide are in the village adjoining Hanns Peter Umbstat on the southeast and Abraham Isaacks op den Graeff on the northwest; the remaining 15 acres, 5 perches and 11 inches wide in that portion of the sideland in which the remaining share for all the other lots of the same quarter is laid out, likewise adjoining said Hanns Peter Umstet on the southeast and Abraham Isaacks up den Graeff on the northwest) with all the right, title, appurtenances and usances, which the aforesaid grantors possess thereto by virtue of a deed of sale from Jacob Tellner, in such manner to wit: that said Peter Schumacker, his heirs and assigns shall hold in peaceable possession said 25 acres or any part of the same free and unencumbered (except the yearly quitrent which hereafter shall fall due on the proprietary and Governor of this Province at the rate of one shilling old English for each thousand acres) and may do and dispose therewith as with their own property without the least molestation on the part of the aforesaid grantors or their herrs; and for and in consideration of five pounds of money of this Province receipt of which sum fully paid in cash the said three brothers Herman, Dirck and Abraham Isaacks op den Graeff acknowledge and herewith discharge him Peter Schumacher his heirs and assigns fully and in due form on account of such payment. Moreover, the said three grantors, Herman, Dirck and Abraham Isaacks op den Graeff, promise that in case said Peter Schumacker or his heirs within seven years from the above date shall justly demand any legal confirmation and transfer for the further securing of the said a5 (sic) acres, they the grantors at the particular charge of said Peter Schumacker of his heirs will give and firnish the same.
"In witness and confirmation of this purchase both contracting parties have signed and sealed this deed with their own hand at Germantown the day and year aforementioned in the beginning.
Sealed and delivered in presence
Herman Isaacks up den Graeff
Passed in court of record 14th of the 4th month 1692.
Arnolt Cassell, Recorder
Frantz Daniel Pastorius, Bailiff
"This deed of sale made the 15th day of the 10th month Anno 1685 between Abraham Isaacks op den Graeff inhabitant of Germantown in the County of Philadelphia as grantor of the one part and Peter Schumacker new arrival from Krisheim in the Palatinate in High Germany as grantee of the other part witnesseth that said Abraham Isaacks up den Graeff with the consent of his wife Catharina bargains and releases herewith to said Peter Schumacker 25 acres of land or a half lot in Germantown (of which ten acres being 7 perches and two feet wide are situate and lying in the village, adjoining on the southwest Peter Schumacker's own land which he purchased on the 6th of this month from Hermen, Dirck and Abraham Isaacks op den Graeff and on the northwest the other land of the grantee which he took up from Dirck Sipman as hereditary feof; the remaining 15 acres 7 perches 15 feet and 11 inches wide line in that part of the sideland in which the respective share for all the other lots of the same quarter is laid out, adjoining likewise on the southeast the land of Peter Schumacker which he purchased of the said three brothers and on the northwest the land taken up by Dirck Sipman as hereditary feof) with all the right, title appurtenances and usances which belong to him Abraham Isaacks up den Graeff by virtue of a deed of sale held from Jacob Tellner as follows: That said Peter Schumacher, his heirs and assigns may forever hold unencumbered and freely dispose of said 25 acres of land or any part of the same free and unencumbered (except the yearly quitrent which hereafter shall fall due to the Proprietary and Governor of this Province in the sum of one English shilling for each thousand acres) without the least molestation on the part of the said grantor or his heirs; and for and in consideration of eights pounds of money of this Province receipt of which sum said Abraham Isaacks up den Graeff acknowledges in full and releases entirely and in due form by virtue of this deed said Peter Schumacker, his heirs and assigns on account of said payment, moreover he the grantor promises herewith that in case he, Peter Schumacker, or his heirs within seven years from the above date shall justly demand any legal confirmation and transfer for the further securing of said 25 acres he will at the special charge of Peter Schumacker or his heirs give and provide the same.
"In witness and confirmation of this sale both contracting parties have signed and sealed this deed with their own hand the day and year above mentioned.
Sealed and delivered in the
Harmen up den Graeff
Hanns Peter Umstatt
Peter Schumacher ( )
Passed in Court of Record the 14th day of the 4th Month 1692.
Arnold Cassell, Recorder
Frantz Daniel Pastorius, Bailiff
Permission to use the above has been requested, but I received no response from the Historical Society of PA. I belived this information to be public domain, but I will remove it upon request.