Henrich Landis

Male - Abt 1761


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  • Name Henrich Landis 
    Born see notes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1761  Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I42848  South Central Pennsylvania Families
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 

    Family 1 Maria ???,   d. received land in Donegal Twp. from second husband Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F3463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ???,   b. Possibly Feronica Graff, daughter of Hans Graff Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Magdalena Landis  []
     2. Elisabeth Landis  []
     3. Margaret Landis  []
     4. Maria Barbara Landis,   b. Abt 1736,   d. of Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. Catharina Landis  []
     6. Susanna Landis  []
     7. Maria Landis  []
     8. Henrich Landis,   b. Abt 1750,   d. Minor child in 1767--sold land in 1772 Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     9. Frena Landis  []
     10. Christina Landis  []
     11. Anna Landis  []
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F9321  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Lancaster Will J139:
      Henry Landes, yeoman, of Manheim tp., writ 17 May 1760, probated 3 Jul 1772
      1. To his beloved son Henry Landes: All his land and plantation on whereon I now live in Manheim tp., containing 216 acres, together with sundry items. The property is valued at 600 pounds. The said Henry is to make yyearly payments of 30 pounds “till he and the rest of my children being in equal shares.”
      2. Henry is yet a minor. The plantation is to be rented by the executors until he comes of age.
      3. His executors are to pay 100 pounds to his beloved wife Mary according to the agreement made with her before their marriage.
      4. Executors: Son-in-law Arnold Becker and trusted friend Benjamin Landes.
      5. Signed Henrich Landes.
      6. Witnessed by Abraham Myer and Velte Metzler.
      7. Codicil dated 26 Oct 1760: His big bible and testament are given to his son Henry. To his wife Mary be bequeaths his 198-acre plantation situate in Donegal tp., Lancaster County, to her and her heirs forever. His executors are authorized to issue a deed good for the same.

      Lancaster County Genealogy Project Will Board

      Henry Landis

      Posted By: James Landis
      Date: August 30 2003

      Will of Rev Henry Landis (1700-1760) of Manheim Township,
      Will Book J p139:

      In the name of God, amen! I Henry Landis of Manheim township in the county of
      Lancaster and Province of Pennsylvania yeoman, being at present of good
      health and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, thanks be given unto
      God therefore, recalling into mind that it is appointed for all men once to
      die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following
      manner and form. Imprimis, it is my will and I do order that in the first
      place all my just debts and funeral charges shall be paid and satisfied.
      Item. I give and devise unto my beloved son Henry Landes all this my land and
      plantation and messueges whereon I now live, in Manheim township, being about
      two hundred and sixteen acres, to him, his heirs and assigns forever,
      together with two draught horses and gear, one cow, one wagon, the big chain
      and handscrew, in and for the consideration of the sum of six hundred pounds,
      in which he shall have his share as one of my other children.
      Item, It is my will that my said son shall pay out of the same in yearly payments
      the sum of thirty pounds till he and the rest of my children being in equal shares.
      Item I will that after my decease my said plantation shall be lett out by my
      executor, and the third share of the rent I give and bequeath unto my said
      son Henry, and the other two shares I give and bequeath to and amony my other
      children in share and share alick; no hieh place shall be let out till my son
      Henry shall arrive to the age of twenty one years or to the day of marriage.
      Item It is my will that all the rest of my real and personal estate shall be
      equally divided to and among all my childrens, in share and share alike.
      Item It is my will that my hereafter named executors shall pay unto my beloved
      wife Mary the sum of one hundred pounds, according to the agreement made with
      her before our marriage. And lastly, I nominate, make and appoint Arnold
      Becker my son-in-law and my trusted friend Benjamin Landes as executors of
      this my last will and testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke,
      and disanull all and every other will by me at any time made, satisfying and
      confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness
      whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the seventeenth day of May in
      the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty. Henrich Lances.
      Signed, sealed, published, pronounced, and declared by the said Henry landes
      as his last will and testament in the presents of us. Abra Ayer, Valti Metzler.

      I Henry Landes of Manheim township in the county of Lancaster do this twenty
      sixth day of October, 1760, make and publish this my codicil to my last will
      and testament, in manner following, that is to say, I give to my son Henry
      Landes, my bigg Bible and testament, one heim book and Salm book, and one ax,
      grubing hoe, and two mallrings, and two watches which not mentioned in my
      last will and testament. Item I give and devise unto my beloved wife,
      Mary, all that my land and plantation of one hundred and ninety eight acres of land
      in Donigall township Lancaster county to her, her heirs and assigns forever. And I do
      hereby impower my executors in my last will and testament mentioned and appoint that
      they shall after my decease sign, seal, and execute and
      deliver unto my said wife Mary a good and lawful deed for the same. And
      lastly it is my desire that this present codicil be annexed to and macke part
      of my last will and testament to all intents and purposes. In witness whereof
      I have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
      Henrich Landes.

      Signed, sealed, and published by the said Henry Landes as a codicil to be
      annexed to his last will in the presents of us, Joseph Groff, Abra Ayer.
      Lancaster County. On the third day of July, anno domini 1772. Before me the
      subsriber, then personally appeared the above named Valentine Metzler, one of
      the subscribing witnesses to the above will, and on his solemn affirmation,
      according to law, did declare and say that he was present and saw and heard
      Henry Landes the testator above named, sign, seal, publish, pronounce, and
      declare the above writing as and for his last will and testament, and that at
      the doing thereof he was of sound and well disposing mind, memory, and
      understanding, to the best of his knowledge, observation, and belief, and
      that he also saw Abraham Ayer the other subscribing witness subscribe his
      name thereto as a witness to the due execution thereof. Edward Shippen.
      Lancaster County. On the third day of July, anno domini, 1772, before me the
      subscriber personally appeared the above named Joseph Groff, one of the
      subscribing witnesses to the above codicil, and on his solomn affirmation,
      according to law, did declare and say, that he was present and saw and
      heard

      Henry Landis the testator above named, sign, seal, publish, pronounce, and
      declare the above writing as a codicil to his last will and testament, and
      that at the doing thereof he was of sound and well disposing mind memory and
      understanding, to the best of his knowledge observation, and belief, and he
      also saw Abraham Ayer subscribe his name thereto as a witness to the due
      execution thereof. Edw Shippen. [Ref: LancasterCoPA Wills J1-139]

      U3-342: Henry Landes, yeoman, of Manheim tp. enf.to Christian Wenger & Martin Graff, yeomen, both of Earl tp.
      1a Earl tp., adjoining lands of Peter Graff and David Graff: HISTORY: Part of 97a Earl tp. that Susanna Graff & others granted 30 Jul 1746 to the said Henry Landes.
      --17 Jan 1755

      SEE COCALICO LAND FILE

      From http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2515629&id=I525983391
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      ID: I525983391
      Name: Henry LANDIS
      Given Name: Henry
      Surname: Landis
      Sex: M
      Birth: 1700 in Europe
      Death: Nov 1760 in Manheim Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
      Note:
      Mennonite Minister at Hammer Creek Mennonite Church
      residence before 1754: Hammer Creek, Warwick Twp, Lancaster Cnty
      residence after 1754: Manheim Twp, Lancaster Cnty

      Henry and Veronica lived on the Hammer Creek just west of the Cocalico Creek in Warwick Twp about five and one half miles northeast of the land for which John Landis received a patent... Most of this farm lies to the north of the Hammer Creek and is bounded on the east by what is now Erb's Bridge Road... Henry and Veronica's home, which no longer stands, was on the south side of the Hammer Creek about 100 yards southwest of Erb's covered bridge on Erb's bridge Road. This home, along with a portion of the farm north of Hammer creek was sold to Henry's son-in-law, John Schrantz (Frena's husband), evidently soon after the death of Veronica Groff. The rest of the farm was divided equally among his 11 children. This was later transfered to Peter Hull on 25 Sep 1783

      They lived on the Hammer Creek in Warwick Twp on 184-1/2 acres he warranted in 1733 and patented 24 Jul 1741.(Warwick Twp Deed X-1-164 Lanc. Co Court House)

      They were married approx. 25 years and had 11 children, 10 daughters and the last child, 1 son, Henry, Jr.

      At the time of Veronic's death, Henry moved to Manheim Twp where he purchased 216 acres from Benjamin and Anna (Snavely) Landis on 20 Dec 1753 (Deed D-75, recorded in Lancaster Cnty 12 Jan 1754). This land was part of a patent obtained by John Jacob Snavely (Anna Snavely's grandfather) of Manheim Twp.

      A house on the property was built in 1728 and was a restaurant for a number of years known as the Landis House Restaurant. Later was remodeled for commercial offices. The barn was renovated as a County court office for Lancaster Cnty. The house was lated sold back to a descendant of Benjamin Landis and has remained in the family. Reputed to be the second oldest house in Lancaster Cnty (Second only to Hans Herr House). Farm house is located at 2201 Oregon Pike, 3/4 mile NE of Roseville along Landis Run.

      Around the time Henry moved to Manheim Twp he married his second wife Mary Shelley.

      He was buried between Oct and Nov 1760 in Roseville Cemetery (on his Manheim Twp Farm?)

      He signed a will on 26 Oct 1760 in Lancaster Cnty, giving his Manheim Twp farm to his son Henry, Jr.

      A codicil of the will added to include land to be deeded to his second wife Mary - 198 acres on the Chiques Creek in Donegal Twp, Lancaster Cnty

      Father: Jacob LANDIS b: 1667 in Canton Zurich, Switzerland
      Mother: Anna WITMER b: 1671 in Zurich

      Marriage 1 Veronica GROFF b: 1706 in Germantown, Philadelphia Co, PA
      Married: abt 1728 in
      Children
      Henry LANDIS, JR b: 4 Mar 1751 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
      Mary LANDIS b: Abt 1732
      Frena LANDIS b: abt 1733
      Anna Groff LANDIS b: 1734 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
      Christina LANDIS b: abt 1735 in Lancaster Co, PA
      Susanna LANDIS b: abt 1736 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
      Barbara LANDIS b: abt 1736 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
      Margaret LANDIS b: abt 1743 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
      Elizabeth Groff LANDIS b: 9 Oct 1743
      Magdalena LANDIS b: 1744 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
      Catherine LANDIS b: 1747 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA

      ID: I525983319
      Name: Henry LANDIS, JR
      Given Name: Henry
      Surname: Landis, Jr
      Sex: M
      Birth: 4 Mar 1751 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
      Death: 4 Jan 1791 in Manheim Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
      Burial: Landis Valley Graveyard, Lancaster Co, PA
      Note:
      Henry Jr. inherited the Manheim Twp farm of his father.

      Maria or Mary Erb's (Henry's wife) father, Jacob Erb, owned adjoining land on Hammer Creek to Henry Landis (Henry Jr's father)

      Father: Henry LANDIS b: 1700 in Europe
      Mother: Veronica GROFF b: 1706 in Germantown, Philadelphia Co, PA

      Marriage 1 Mary ERB b: 1753 in Lititz, Lancaster Co, PA
      Children
      John Erb LANDIS b: 18 Apr 1779 in Manheim Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
      Elizabeth E. LANDIS b: Abt 1772/1773
      Mary E. LANDIS b: Abt 1774/1777
      Anna E. LANDIS b: Abt 1775/1781
      Henry Erb LANDIS b: Abt 1780
      David Erb LANDIS b: Abt 1783
      Abraham Erb LANDIS b: 1788