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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT
Susannah Schultze was born Nov. 18, 1763 in
Pennsylvania, possibly New Hanover Township Montgomery County
to Rev. John Schultze. Her mother is
unknown. from Bulletin
on Historical Society of Montgomery county, Vol 9, page
135, Early Residents and Land Transfers in Pottstown.
New Hanover Township later became Lower Pottsgrove
birthdate is engraved on her tombstone, noted below.
married Henry Brandt Missimer Feb. 14, 1781
probably in the Lutheran church founded by her
father. Notes found at Montgomery
Historical Society say the church was at Hilltop, but
I cannot find Hilltop on today's map.
The family were members of Zion Reformed church in Pottstown. The names and birth dates of their children come from an Ancestry Worldwide tree record that says they came from church records. The children of Susannah and Henry Missimer were:
1. John S.
Missimer born Jan 21, 1781
2. Jacob S. Missimer born Aug 27, 1782
3. Elizabeth B. Missimer born April 22, 1784
4. Joseph S. Missimer born May 18, 1787
5. Cassimer S. Missimer born March 4, 1789
6. Margretha S. Missimer born May 27, 1791
7. Heinrich S. Missimer born June 15, 179, he died 1843 and is buried in Old Burying Ground
8. Susann Missimer born Dec. 3, 1796, she died 1799 and is buried in Old Burying Ground
9, Nathaniel Schultz Missimer born Jan 3, 1799
It is possible that all the "S." stood for Schultz. It was
only listed on the last child born.
In 1787 the young family was listed on the Montgomery Tax, film #330
list as living in
Douglass township. They were taxed for
their house, one cow and one horse. That is just north of Pottstown
on the county line with Berk county. The 1798 Tax, film# 372
has them living in New Hanover. However, they may
not have moved. The two townships today are just
next to each other. Their lines may have been moved
a bit by the Tax Collectors 200+ years ago.
The Zion Reformed Church has a cemetery shared by another
church. It is called Old Burying Ground of
Schultze Missimer died July 12, 1833 and is
buried there. There is a plaque listing all the Missimers buried there
that can be found on the Findagrave website
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