Jacob Sprenger

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  • Name Jacob Sprenger 
    Born Bef 29 Nov 1748  Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died allegedly died in Jefferson County, OH, in 1831 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I40363  South Central Pennsylvania Families
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 

    Father Philipp Sprenger,   b. Abt 1700, See OC records--11 children listed Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 06 Apr 1774, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catharina ???,   d. Aft 17 Mar 1774, of Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F4928  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabeth Hartung,   b. 10 Jul 1749, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 08 May 1769  Seltenreich Reformed, Earl Twp., Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Elisabeth Sprenger,   b. 15 Jun 1773  []
     2. Anna Barbara Sprenger,   b. 27 Aug 1769  []
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F2485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Data From http://www.mouthfulofmoonlight.com/legacy/993.htm

      Noted events:

      • He signed a will 13 May 1820 in , Jefferson County, Ohio, USA. Will of Jacob Springer - Jefferson Co. Ohio

      General file 264 (some portions unreadable or missing due to age.)

      In the name of God, Amen. This13th day of May in the year of Our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and (20) twenty I Jacob Springer Senior of Jefferson County in the state of Ohio being in perfect mind and good memory although a ____ in body. Therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testment, that is to say:

      Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the direction of my executor, nothing doubting but at the g------- I shall receive the same ------- of God ------.

      (next page)

      --------- I do devise and dispose of it in the following manner and forever. (Item) I do allow my lawfull debts and funeral expenses to be paid out of my estate (Item) I do allow and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth two beds and bedding, the clock in the house, spinning wheel and -------- all the kitchen furniture with the cupboard, one table, one chest and desk, one cow, one of the rooms of the house with the priveledge of passing and repassing to the yard and on the premises at any time, and her maintenance of the place during her natural life in clothing and living and fifteen dollars in money yearly during her natural life. I do allow and bequeath to my son Jacob Springer, Jr. all my lands with the mills and improvements which is lying and being in the County of Jefferson, Ohio and in Section #30 SE 1/4 and SW 1/4 Sec. 24 Twp. 11 and 4th range to and for the ------- properly--------- and behoof of him the said Jacob Springer Jr. his heirs and assigns forever excepting the maintanance of his mother Elizabeth Springer and her living also to provide her with firewood with every necessarys and also to pay yearly unto her fifteen dollars during her natural life excepting as ------ be provided. And after my decease to pay to my other children here mentioned namely -Barbara, Christina, Catherina, Sarah, and Nancy, ------- each one hundred dollars to be paid to ---------- of them within three years after------ excepting my daughter Barbara. (bottom lines torn and unreadable)

      (page 3)

      ----------- Hundred acres of land lying below me. Island Creek in Taylor County, Virginia, I do bequeath to my daughter Barbara's children to be qually divided amongst them. Namely his sons Solomon, Samuel and Charles Duel and his daughters Ruth and Rachel and to pay to Benjaman Duel the sum of five dollars. I also bequeath to my daughters each namely Catherine, Sarah & Nancy each to have one hundred acres of my land lying in Taylor County Virginia, and also to my daughter Christina I bequeath her share of money and one hundred acres of the aforesaid land to her three children to be equally divided between William, Elizabeth and Christina ( the said Christina being married to John Ramsburg) I also bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth married to Henry Isenaugle one hundred acres of land where he now lives to be laid off on the east side of the quarter section. I also bequeath to my daughter Sarah Married to John Miller fifty dollars to be paid by Jacob Springer Jr.to the said Sarah after my decease. I also give and bequeath to my son Jacob Springer Jr. two horses, all my carpenters tools, shovels, halters, and picks for his use. Lastly I do likewise constitute, make and ordain my son Jacob Springer and John Showber to be my whole and sole executors of this last will and testament, giving and investing them with full power to sell and convey my estate both real and personal not otherwise provided for. I do hereby utterly disavow all and every other wills and bequeath ------- my last will and testament in writing whereof I Jacob Springer Sr. have hereunto set my hand and seal. The date first written, signed, sealed in the presence of who at his request have signed our names as witnesses,

      Wm. Heald Jacob Springer (suignature)

      Joseph Springer (signatures)

      Codocil to the foregoing will of Jacob Springer.

      I Jacob Springer of Springfield Township in Jefferson County and State of Ohio do this twenty eighth day of July A.D. 1828 make and publish this codocil to my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say I give and bequeath unto Margaret Springer my daughter in law and widow of my son Jacob Springer deceased, the full right of living on the premises she now lives until the children she now has become of age------ and also sixty bushels of wheat yearly until the youngest child she now has becomes of age, and also that what is bequeathed to my son Jacob Springer in my last will and testament shall be bequeathed to his children and delivered to them when they become of age by by executor and lastly it is my desire that this my codocil be delivered to and made a part of my last will and testament to all intent and purpose in witness thereof I have ------ and seal on the ----- Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Jacob Springer as a codocil to be assigned to his last will and testament in the presence of

      William B. Powell

      William Springer (x mark)

      • He had a residence 28 Jul 1828 in Springfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA. As stated in codocile to last will and testament.

      • He had an estate probated 2 May 1831 in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, USA.
      State of Ohio Jefferson County

      At a court of Common Pleas begun and held at Steubenville within and for said County, on Monday the 2d day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty One. the foregoing last will and testament was brought into court and the subscribing witnesses thereto being called, William Heald says that he did see the said testator sign the said will and that he did sign the same as a witness in the presence of the testator, that the testator at the time was of sound mind above the age or twenty one years, and under no restraint. And the court being satisfied with the said proof do order that the same together with the will be recorded. Thereupon John Showber one of the executors named in said will was duly sworn in open court according to law and Solomon Stine, John Hagerman and David Johnston were appointed the appraisers of the personal Property.

      • Biography of Jacob SPRINGER-[993]
      History of Belmont & Jefferson Counties

      By J. A. Caldwell F#896779

      Pg 575 Springfield Twp. Pioneers

      In mentioning the names of the first settlers of Springfield, we wish to say that our information is from memory of the oldest living settlers. Solomon Miller, from Fayette county, PA, settled in 1800, and was one of the first prominent settlers within the present limits of this township. He settles on section 10, but being too poor to buy the section, and nothing less at the time could be entered, after having lived two years on it, and made considerable improvements, the section was entered by Henry Miser in 1802, and Mr. Miller was dispossessed, and had to commence anew on section 11. In 1801 Stewart McClave settled on section six, and from 1801 to 1806 came John Stutz, Joseph Gorden, Jacob SPRINGER, Thomas Peterson, James Allman, Henry ISINOGLE, George ALBAUGH, James Rutledge, Mr. Davidson, Mr. Wells, Robert Young, Adley Calhoon and son, William S. Jenkins, James Campbell, S. Dorrance, Philip Burgett and several others, whose names we are unable to obtain, but all of these old settlers have passed away and almost forgotten, but the noble deeds of these old fathers should be perpetuated, and their hardships recorded that they may live in the remembrance of posterity.

      • He has conflicting birth information of 1750.

  • Sources 
    1. [S277] Seltenreich Reformed KB, Earl Twp., Lancaster County, PA.