Pennypacker/Umstead Marriages

Although this information comes from reasonably accurate sources,
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, 1739."
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: ??? Pannebecker
Place: PA
Source Name:
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 Marriages
HARMON Umstead
      +ANN Vanderslice (daughter of Anthony Vanderslice + Margretha Pannebecker)
      Married about 1751 Evangelical Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 Jacob Pannebecker
      +Hannah Umstead
      Married probably between 1776 and 1787
 Henry Umstad
      +Magdalena Pannebecker
      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 Umstead)
      +Mary Jane Root (daughter of Eli S. Root + Sarah Pennypacker)
      Married about 1866
 J. Harry (Henry?) Grover (son of Mary Elizabeth Pennypacker)
      +Mary C. Umstad
      Married about 1890
Jacob P Markley (son of Louisa Pennypacker - not identified - who was she???)
+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 about 1902.

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Pannebecker/Pennypacker-UM genealogy 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 site for updates on Eve's father Hans Peter and his father Nicholas though.

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