Johannes Extras


Please note: this is not necessarily reliable material, it's simply "out there." In some cases,
these may also be listed in the main Johannes Biblio, I've just added interesting
statements or specifics because I have them.



1692 Germantown Fry-Levering marriage certificate, Hans Petter Umstatt appears to have signed his own name, whereas his son Johannes signed with a mark.

1734 Limerick Twp, Philadelphia Co, PA, Johannes shown on list of "Four Hundred and Sixty-Five Names of German, Dutch, and French Inhabitants of Philadelphia County who owned land, and paid quit-rents prior to 1734," Rupp, I Daniel, THIRTY THOUSAND NAMES, Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore 1965, page 474.

1734 Philadelphia County Taxables: Berks County portion
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The following list was taken from tax lists of Philadelphia County and presents those persons who in 1734 lived in what is now Berks County, Pa. or in Townships bordering Berks Co.

1743 Johannes Umstadt listed Early Census Index Philadelphia Twp, Philadelphia Co, PA.

1880 The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. IV, #1, 1880, gives the same information as SWP's SETTLEMENT OF GERMANTOWN, which was published later in book form (1899).

1886 THE HISTORY OF HARLEYSVILLE and LOWER SALFORD TOWNSHIP, James Y Heckler, (reprinted 1993 by Adams Apple Press) say this about Johannes on page 8: "In 1741, when the township was divided into Upper and Lower, a small portion of this trace was cut off into Lower Salford. John Umstead [Johannes] appears to have been an old man, and therefore transferred his land to his son, Jacob Umstead, who, in 1735, obtained a reconfirmatory patent for it, and afterwards he and his wife, Ann sold it to John Isaac Klein."

1907 Samuel W Pennypacker, "Bebbers Township and the Dutch Patroons of Pennsylvania." The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, VOL XXXL, No 1.

1908 Marion Dexter Learned, THE LIFE OF FRANCIS DANIEL PASTORIUS, THE FOUNDER OF GERMANTOWN, William J Campbell, Philadelphia, 1908.


1947 Cushman, Mrs Palmer H, "Justice & Umstead Families of Frederick County Maryland 1685-1947," reprinted by Mr Harry M Ball, 1979, Montgomery County Historical Society, Inc, from SLC film Q929.273J984c

1948 Cook UMSTAT OF GERMANTOWN AND OF SKIPPACK, PHILADELPHIA CO, PA, complied by Lewis D. Cook, 1300 Locust St, Philadelphia, for Mr Heath T. Coburn of Fontana, CA

1967 PERSONS NATURALIZED IN THE PROVINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA 1740 - 1773, Excerpted and Reprinted from Pennsylvania Archives, Series 2, Volume II, for Clearfield Company, by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1968. John Omstadt.

1986 (ca) Alice Morrison, Genealogist

1994 Germantown Crier, Volume 42, #4, Fall, 1994 Johannes witnesses two land transactions in 1697.

2002 Pannebakker Familie Nieus, Vol 1, #8, December 2002 has an article about the Skippack Road, taken from the notes about Heinrich Pannebecker found in the genealogy of Samuel W. Pennypacker.

The Skippack website lists Johannes Umstat as one of the men signing a petition for a road in 1713, and another in 1725 for the new Township of Skippack and Perkiomen. Eve's husband, "Henry Pannebecker" is also mentioned. Good map on this site.

See also Hans Peter Bibliography. Many of the sources listed show Johannes as son of Hans Peter.


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