Monday, February 17, 2014

John Pontios 1718 - 1790



John Pontius
son of
Born 1718
Died  aft 1790
married in 1774
Anna Catherine Zeller
daughter of Henry & Anna Marie (Briegal) Zeller
Born 1722
Died Dec 8 1771

Children:
Johan Heinrich Pontius
John Andrew Pontius
John Peter Pontius
John Nicklas Pontius
John Jr
Maria
George
Catherine
Frederick
Elizabeth



 ANNA CATHRINA ZELLER, born ca. 1722; died after 8 DEC 1771; married by the Rev. Stoever 14 JAN 1743, JOHN PONTIUS, born ca. 1718; died after 1790 in Northumberland (now Union) County.44 He had arrived at Philadelphia on the Ship Glascow, qualifying 9 SEP 1738, aged 20.45 He settled in Tulpehocken Township where in 1768 he was rated on 100 acres of land. He appears to have removed to Buffalo Township, Northumberland County, after 1772, when he was a party to the division of his father-in-law's estate, and before 1778.46 Three children were baptized by Stoever: JOHANN HEINRICH PONTIUS, 1 APR 1744, sponsors Heinrich Zoeller and wife; JOHN PETER PONTIUS, 25 OCT 1747; JOHANNES PONTIUS, 18 AUG 1751. On Whitsunday, 1765, his sons ANDREAS, JOHN PETER, and JOHN NICHOLAS PONTIUS were communicants at Host Reformed Church, and at Christmas, 1769, JOHANNES, JOHN GEORGE, and ANNA MARIA PONTIUS, his sons and daughters, communed at the same Church.

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