Samuel Muse 1765 (declared insane)
Elizabeth Musse Married John Flexer
Anthony Musse 1775-1836 M. Susanna Maria Blumer
Barbara Musse 1777 Married Henry Roth
Catharine Musse 1778- Married Henry Desenbach
Salome Musse 1780- Married Andreas Knerr
According to the Petition Dorthea filed in Orphans Court in 1795, Samuel had eight children when he died:
Samuel whom by inquest has been found to be insane, Margaret Married to George Gramlich David, Elizabeth married to John Flexer, Anthony, Barbara, Catharine, Salame
Name Samuel Musse
Arrival Year 1752
Arrival Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code 7820
Primary Immigrant Musse, Samuel
From "Pennsylvania German Pioneers," Ralph B. Strassburger & William J. Hinke, 2 Vol, Genealogical Publishing Co, Baltimore, 1980.Vol I, 1727-1775, Page 491.
".....imported on the ship 'Nancy,' Captain John Ewing, from Rotterdam and last from Cowes.
Wednesday, 27 September 1752."
Jacob Mussgenug (Father of Samuel Musse's wife Dorothea)
1765- Land Warrant
Name: Samuel Musick
Warrant Date: 5 Aug 1765
Warrant Location: Es-225
1762/63 Samuel Musse married Maria Magdalena Tusing.
Their first child, Anna Margaretha, was born 29 Nov 1763 and christened at the Jordan Lutheran Church on 25 Dec 1763.The sponsors for her baptism were Paul Tusing and wife, Anna Margaretha. Parents names are listed as "Samuel Musy and wife Magdalena."
1765 Son Samuel Muse is Born:
Name: Samuel Muse
Date of Event: 1 Oct 1765
Church: Records of Jordan Reformed Congregation, South Whitehall Township, Lehigh
County, Pennsylvania, 1765-1858
A son, Samuel Muse, was born 30 Sept 1765 to Samuel and Maria Magdalena Muse and baptized 1 Oct 1765 at Jordan Lutheran Church, Whitehall Township, Northampton Co, Pa.His only sponsor was Daniel Gros, Pastor of the Jordan Reformed Church.(The Lutheran and Reformed congregations shared the Jordan Church for a time.)
1768 Land Warrant
On 5 Aug 1768 applications for land were made by Samuel "Mussee", # 104, East Side for 50 acres in Macuncie Township, Northampton Co, and #225, East Side for 25 acres in Whitehall Township, Northampton Co.
On 30 Aug 1768, Samuel Musey took out application #3543, East Side for two tracts of land totaling about 151 1/2 acres in Whitehall Township, Northampton Co.
Before 1769 Magdalena Tusing Musse died
"Maria Magdalena Muse might have died in childbirth or been killed in the Indian troubles that were prevalent in Northampton County in the 1760s. Either event might be the cause of her son Samuel's mental condition noted later in court records.She probably died before 1769. " - Copied from a genealogy forum, I suspect it comes from the Musse Book.
Abt 1769 Samuel Musse Married Dorthea Musgening
Samuel Musse, born Bef. 1736; died Mar 1780 in Whitehall Twp., Northampton Co, Pa.63.He married 67. Dorothea Musgening Abt. 1769 in Northampton Co, Pa.
From A Genealogy Forum:
Dorothea Musgening, born 27 Aug 1745 in Sollingen, Baden/Durlach, Germany; died Bef. May 1813 in Lehigh Co., Pa..She was the daughter of 134. Jacob Mussgenung and 135. Anna Margaret Fuger. "Musick Family from Lomersheim, Wurttemberg in Germany to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Related Lines." Patricia Musick Hornick, Nov 2011
Around 1769 Samuel Muse married Dorothea Mussgenug, daughter of Jacob Mussgenug (one of Samuel's fellow passengers on the ship Nancy in 1752) of Weisenberg Township, Northampton County.
Dorothea Mussgenug came to America with her Parents, Jacob andAnna Margaret(Fuger) Mussgenug, two brothers and four sisters on the ship "Nancy" in 1752 at the age of seven. She married Samuel Musse/Musick around 1769.Samuel died in 1780.
Name: David Musick
Date of Event: 28 Jul 1773
Church: Records of Jordan Reformed Congregation, South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, 1765-1858
1775 Son Anthony Muse Is Born
"Anthony Musick, born 16 Sept 1775, son of Samuel Musick of Whitehall, who died in 1780, and his wife Dorothea Musgening.""Penna. Births, Lehigh Co., 1734-1800" lists Anthony, born 16 Sept 1775, father: Samuel Muse, mother: Dorothea, Jordan Reformed Church, Whitehall Twp.
1780 Samuel Musse Died
Samuel Musse/Musick died 5 March 1780 (calculated from the birth of daughter Salome) (birth record at Jordan Reformed Church states that she was born 13 Sept 1780, 6 months and 7 days after her father's death.)
Samuel's wife Dorothea and her father, Jacob Mussgenug, were appointed executors of the estate.Samuel left land and possessions that were eventually valued at over 668 pounds.
According to Orphans Court records 22 Jun 1780 in Northampton County, Dorothea Musick petitioned the court to appoint guardians for two children above the age of fourteen, possessed of some considerable real estate.
Margaret, being the eldest (age 17), chose her own guardian, Leonard Steininger of Whitehall Township, a neighbor of her parents.
Dorothea petitioned to let Margaret choose a guardian for her brother, Samuel, as "though having attained the age of fourteen and upwards, (he was 15) from a weakness in his understanding is scarceable to chuse (sic) a guardian for himself..." The court chose George Hoffman of Macuncie Township for his guardian.
Another petition on 20 Jun 1782 made "Gottfried Knause and Benedict Nadlinger guardians of the persons and estates of the other minor children of Samuel Moosich: Elizabeth, David, Anthony, Mary Barbara, Eva Catharine, and Mary Salome."
1778 Dorthea (Mussgening) Musse
Remarried to Andrew Knedler
Dorothea (Mussgening) Musick remarried to Andrew Knedler before June 1788.
A petition filed on 21 Jun 1788, in the name of "Samuel Musick, eldest son and heir at law of Samuel Musich, late of Whitehall states that Samuel Musich died intestate leaving a widow who has since intermarried to a certain Andrew Knedler."
The Jordan Lutheran Church records show the birth of two children to Dorothea and Andrew Knedler, Johannes Knedler, born 2 May 1789 and Johan Caspar Knedler, born 16 Oct 1790. Andrew Knedler may have died in early or mid 1790, as he is not listed on the 1790 census for Pennsylvania, but there is a "widow Musick" in Whitehall Township, Northampton County.
1780 Daughter Salome Is Born
Birth record at Jordan Reformed Church states that she was born 13 Sept 1780, 6 months and 7 days after her father's death
1795 - Dorothea files a petition on behalf of her children
On 8 April 1795 Dorothea filed a petition with the Orphans Court in Whitehall Township on behalf of the children:
"On the petition of Dorothea Knoedler, now the wife of Andrew Knoedler, late the widow of Samuel Musick, of Whitehall Township, deceased, setting forth that the said Samuel Musick about fifteen years ago died intestate, leaving the petitioner his widow and eight children, vizt:
Samuel, his oldest son who by an inquest has been found to be insane in mind and for whom the court of common pleas have appointed commissioners,
Margaret married to George Gramlich, David, Elizabeth married to John Flexer, Anthony, Barbara, Catharine, and Salome."
"The petition goes on to request a partition of Samuel Musick's land between the children, or if not feasible, an appraisal.Later, David Musick, second son of the deceased and brothers & sisters accepted the land and premises with a valuation of 668 pounds, 8 shillings, and 4 pence.
A set of property deeds in Northampton county shows that:In April 1807, there is a release of dower from Dorothea Knedler to David Musick and a record of the sale of land from David Musick to Daniel Good and Philip Heninger.
Another deed shows David Musick and wife, Elizabeth transferring land to his brother, Anthony on the 6th of May 1807.
1813 - Dorthea Died
An administration was entered on 13 May 1813 for the estate of Dorothea Knedler, with her son, Anthony the administrator.
Look for this book, which is often quoted online -
"Musick Family from Lomersheim, Wurttemberg in Germany to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Related Lines." Patricia Musick Hornick, Nov 2011