Wilhelm MinnirEva Susanna EhlJohannes GengelbachAnna [Gengelbach] ??

Christian MinnirAnna Rosina Gengelbach

Johann Georg Minnir (Minier) (Minear)

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Children with:
(Anna) Catharina (Katrina) Mayer (Meyer)

John (Johan) Minear
Johann Georg Minnir (Minier) (Minear)
  • Born: 12 May 1705, Lutzelsachen, Mannheim, Germany
  • Married 28 Nov 1728, Michelfeld, Sinaheim, Germany, to (Anna) Catharina (Katrina) Mayer (Meyer)
  • Married 1745, Lancaster Co., PA, to Maria Elizabeth Strunk
  • Died: 14 Dec 1779, Heidelberg, Northampton Co., PA

    Christening: 17 May 1705 Evangelical Ch, Hohensachsen, Mannheim, Baden

    Johann Georg Minnier arrived with his brother Christianus Minner, in Philadelphia in 1732, on the ship Mary of London, from Rotterdam Adn Cowes. His age was given as 26, and Christianus' age was 28.

    He soon changed his name to George Minnear.

    George left a will in May 1779, Easton, PA, which names children. Listed under Menier, Menegar, Meniger, and Mynegar.
    Born near Heidelberg in 1705, he married and had his first child, Johannes (John) Minier (Minear), our ancestor, in Germany. In 1732 he emigrated to America on the Ship Mary from Rotterdam, arriving 26 September in Philadelphia.

    Listed as Hans Georg Minier on importations list and as Hance Jerck Mineer, age 26 on list of persons taking oath of allegience to PA. Nicolas Stemple, age 70, and Jacob Stemple, age 40, on same boat (Egle, see brother for ref). They settled first in Conestoga, Lancaster County, PA, where the next three children were born; then on to Heidelberg, Lancaster County. Catherine, his wife, died in the early part of 1745 and he remarried later that same year,
    Maria Elizabeth, daughter of Weinert Strunk, at the Tulpehocken Moravian Congregational House. Their next to last child, Lorenz was born in 1753 in Northampton County, PA. The family did not live with the Moravian group which usually held land in common, but he did send his children to the Moravian schools. However, during the French and Indian Wars, he wintered 1755-56 in the fortified Moravian settlement at Friedensthal or "Vale of Peace." During the Revolutionary War he took the oath of Allegience (see William Henry Eagle, "Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance in Pennsylvania,1727-1775," page 66-68). He wrote his will in May 1779
    (filed in Surrogate's office at Easton, PA under both Minier and Menegar).

    Documents to consult include the following (see references for Willhelm):
    Evangelical Parish House, Hohensachen, Mannheim, Germany Marriage register book, beginning 1656, book 2, p. 55 Baptism book 2, p. 55; Michelfeld, Norbaden, Germany Moravian Church archives, Lancaster Co, PA, Bethlehem Parish.
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