Hans Peter Umstat Arrives In Pennsylvania

August 16, 1685 Hans Peter Umstat (1650-1711), my 9th great grandfather, arrives in Philadelphia on the ship Francis & Dorothy from London, England. The ship was commanded by Richard Bridgeman. Prior to arriving in Philadelphia, Hans Peter had purchased a tract of 200 acres of land from Crefeld merchant, Dirck Sipman. 25 of those acres…
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The Naturalization Of First Germantown Settlers

March 7, 1691 Thomas Lloyd, Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania, granted naturalization to 62 of the first settlers in Germantown. This made them a subject of the British crown and all freemen. COPIA NATURALISATIONIS. Francis Daniel Pastorius and of sixty-one persons more. German Town. WILLI,IAM PENN, ESQ. “William Penn, Proprietary of the Province of Pensilvania, &c….
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