Johann Georg Philip Gebhart

Johann Georg Philip Gebhart

Male 1713 - 1792  (78 years)

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  • Name Johann Georg Philip Gebhart 
    Born 4 Feb 1713  Desloch, Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 6 Feb 1713 
    • see note section “Church & Cemetery”
    Immigration 9 Sep 1738  From Desloch To Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ship “Glasgow”
    Naturalization 27 Jul 1755  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • *Phillip Gebharts Nauralization: [And in like manner, in September Term following, to wit: On the twenty-fourth day of September 1755, at the said Supream Court, before the said Judges, in pursuance of the aforesaid Act of Parliament, the following persons, viz:] ... Philip Gephart, Sacrament taken 27 July 1755...Certified by William Allen, Esquire, Chief Justice. The foregoing is a true and perfect List, taken from the original Certificate, under the Hand of William Allen, Esquire, remaining in my office. Richard Peters. Source: Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 2, "Persons Naturalized in the Province of Pennsylvania." Edited by John B. Linn and Wm. H. Egle. Harrisburg: B.F. Meyers, State Printer, 1876, pp. 345-397.
    Died 1792  Rehrersberg, Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Altahala Lutheran Church Cemetery, Bethel Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3304  Tegtmeyer Kenow Family
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2013 

    Father Johann Peter Gebhart,   b. 1680, Desloch, Meisenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Anna Maria Margrethea Schlarpp,   b. 1680, Kirschroth, Bad Sobernheim, Bad Kreuznach, Rhineland-Palatinate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1748, Desloch, Meisenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1702  Evangelisch, Meisenheim, Rheinland, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F537  Group Sheet

    Family (Jeanne) Anna Margaretha Massa,   b. 1 Jan 1710, Otterburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783, Rehrersberg, Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 4 Feb 1738  Evangelisch, Meisenheim, Rheinland, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Johannes Gebhart,   b. 4 Oct 1738, Rehrersberg, Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anna Maria Barbara Gebhart,   b. 10 Jan 1740, Rehrersberg, Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1825, Pinegrove Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Anna Margaret Gebhart,   b. 1741, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. George Phillip Gebhart,   b. 17 Jul 1743, Tulpehocken Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1815, Miami Twp., Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Johnan Heinrich Gebhart,   b. 8 Jan 1745, Tulpehocken Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Oct 1815, Jefferson Twp., Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 70 years)
     6. Peter Gebhart,   b. 22 Dec 1746, Tulpehocken Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1828, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Maria Eva Gebhart,   b. 3 Nov 1748, Tulpehocken Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1818, Pinegrove Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     8. John Philipp Gebhart,   b. 20 Jan 1750, Tulpehocken Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1816  (Age 65 years)
     9. Valentine Gebhart,   b. 7 Nov 1751, Tulpehocken Twp., Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1810  (Age 58 years)
    Family ID F2343  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Georg Philipp was the first of my Gebharts to immigrate to America in 1738. In 1741, his brothers Peter & Michael immigrated along with Peter’s son, Peter and Peter and Michael’s cousin, Nickel.

      In early to mid 1738, Philipp and his wife, who was expecting their first child, left Desloch for the long trip up the Rhine and on to America and the colonies.
      From the List of Emigrants from Zweibrucken and the Oberamt (jurisdiction) Meisenheim:
      “1738 Johann Bartholmae, Bernhard Rauch, Gorg Gebhard, Johann Dreher, all of Desloch, Carl Neumann, Christoph Bernhard of Gallbach, Nickel Bauer of Jeckenbach, all seven leave for Pennsylvania.”

      From Pennsylvania German Pioneers by Strassburger and Hinke, Vol. 1, Pages 204, 206 and 208. List of arrivals at Philadelphia 1727-1808:
      Ship “Glasgow” arrived at the port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - September 9, 1738 - Walter Sterling, Commander. List of Palatines from Rotterdam, last from Cowes, in England.
      List 53A - Philip Gibhert - age 26 - Captain’s List
      List 53B - Phillips Gebhart - signature on Oath of Allegiance
      List 53C - Philip Gebhart - signature on Oath of Abjuration
      As was stated at the beginning of this volume, in discussing the voyage across the Atlantic, the year of 1738 showed the arrival of sixteen ships at Philadelphia. Of a total of 5125 Germans who left at the start of the voyages, not less than 2000 died while making the crossing. This must have been a very difficult trip for Margaretha, for only a month after their arrival, she gave birth to their first child, this occuring on October 4, 1738, just after making the trip northward and east into Lancaster County, near Rehrersburg (that area now Berks).

      From a warrant signed on March 19, 1738/39 and with the Bureau of Land Records, Lancaster County by Philipp.
      “George Philip Gaphart of Lancaster County hath requested to take up 100 acres of land adjoining Peter Hoyler on the Middle Creek in Tulpyhockin Township in Lancaster County. He apress to pay the sum of 15 pounds, 10 shillings for the 100 acres. Authorized to survey unto George Philip the place aforesaid and make return into the Secretary’s Office in order for confirmation, for which this shall be your warrant.”

      From Book A, Vol. 17, pg 57:
      A certain tract of land situate in Tulpyhoccon Township, Lancaster County containing 103 acres - which tract was surveyed by virture of a warrant dated March 19, 1738/39 granted to George Philip Gebhart. Signed January 31, 1752

      1743 Joh. Philipp Gebhardt was witness to the laying of the corner stone of the new Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church and School on the south side of the Tulpehocken (v) southeast by south along with his ? brother, Peter- pg 2 Both Peter and John Philip have had children about the same time.
      Was the first of my Gebharts to immigrate to America. He came over in 1738 from Desloch. In 1741,

      24 September 1755
      Phillip Gebharts Nauralization: [And in like manner, in September Term following, to wit: On the twenty-fourth day of September 1755, at the said Supream Court, before the said Judges, in pursuance of the aforesaid Act of Parliament, the following persons, viz:] ... Philip Gephart, Sacrament taken 27 July 1755...Certified by William Allen, Esquire, Chief Justice. The foregoing is a true and perfect List, taken from the original Certificate, under the Hand of William Allen, Esquire, remaining in my office. Richard Peters. Source: Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 2, "Persons Naturalized in the Province of Pennsylvania." Edited by John B. Linn and Wm. H. Egle. Harrisburg: B.F. Meyers, State Printer, 1876, pp. 345-397.


      More Gebharts are mentioned in:
      Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania - The Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever from 1730-1779
      Philipp Gebhardt of Tulpehocken

      Henry Janssen Library, Historical Society of Berks County, Reading, Pennsylvania; File ID# 14007
      1 July 1765 - County Tax of 3 pence per pound and nine shillings per Head laid on the inhaitants of Tulpehocon.
      Charged with 7 [? 7 pounds]
      To Martin Stup Collector of the Rates and Assessments contained in the within wrtten Duplicate of Tulpehocon.
      These are to will and require you to demand of the Parties within named, the respective Sums of Money, wherewith they are hereby charged, being a Tax laid on the Inhabitants of the said County for defraying the Charge of killing and destroying of Wolves, Foxes and Crows, and such other publick Charges, as may fall thereon, and acquaint them, that the Second Day of August next is the Day of Appeal at the Christopher Witman’s in the Town of Reading. But where any of the Parties, of whom Demand is to be made, cannot be met with, you are to leave Notice whth some of their Family, or at the Place of their last Abode, signifying also the Day of Appeal; at which Day and Place you are to return this Duplicate, with the Names of all such Persons and Value of such Estates in this District, as are concealed, under-valued, or omitted in the Township-Assessor’s Return, or not contained in this Duplicate. Herein fail not at your Peril, GIVEN under our Hands and Seals the First Day of July Anno Domini 1765. Signed: Isaac Lovan and Rich’d Lewis

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      Obtained from the Henry Janssen Library; Historical Society of Berks County, 940 Centre Ave., Reading, Pennsylvania 19601; tele # 610-375-4375; May 2011
      ID #13834; Collection #13; Collection Code - AC
      Petition to the Representatives of the State of Pennsylvania, undated. Signed by 238 individuals, including some signified by a mark, some are unreadable, some have the name written next to it in pencil.
      remonstrance |riˈmänstrəns|
      noun
      a forcefully reproachful protest : angry remonstrances in the Senate | he shut his ears to any remonstrance.
      • ( the Remonstrance) a document drawn up in 1610 by the Arminians of the Dutch Reformed Church, presenting the differences between their doctrines and those of the strict Calvinists.

      Remonstrance of Inhabitants of Berks County
      227
      To the Honourable Representatives of the Freemen of the State of Pennsylvania in Gerneral Assembly met, the following remonstrance of a number of the inhabitants of Berks County. Thewith,
      That we re not a little surprised to find that a Resolve has passed the Honourable House at Your last sessions calculated to throw the State into new convulsions and revive the animossities which, we have reason believe were well nigh allayed, namely, that the Sentiments of the People might be taken respecting a new Convention to alter or abolish certain articles of our happy constitution. As it is our undoubted priviledge to have our Sentiments respecting this resolve laid before your H on the Body,we are bold to say, that they come from men who have the most tender regard for the Honour, and Reverence for the dignity and authority of our Representatives acting in a legal and constitutional manner.
      It has been our Study to promote order by supporting your authority when just raissing its head, against the confusion and licentiousness of the times; and that virulent apposition it met with from a factious and dis.... [tape obliterates this line] ... we either complain of your proceedings, or call in question your power.
      Yet as we regard the future Tranquility and ... of the State, we cannot in Justice both to our selves and Representatives, avoid sending up to the Honouable House the warmest remonstrance against a resolve in every point of light fraught with Danger and mischei to the State and praying that at your next Sessions it may be wholly reseinded.
      We are at a loss to know what could have induced the Hon.ble House to pass a resove of such an extraordinary nature when there was neither a call of the people, nor yet any embarrassment in the way to obstruct the execution of you laws. If such opposition and embarrassment had subssisted, it must, doubtless have been first felt by the Executive branch, who doubtless would have represented the incompetency of the constitution in its present form for the purposses of good Government and concurred with you in taking the Sense of the people upon the proposed amendments. But no such representation has been made by the Hon.ble Council and therefore we presume no such incompetency has been found. Nay so far from this, we are informed, on your authority that the measure was preprobated by the council as calculated to produce the most penicious effects. We think it would have been but common decency to have taken the council with you in a matter not belonging to you in a legislative capacity and in which they were equally the Prepresentatives of the people with Yourselves.
      But we can Ttrace the rife of your Resolve no further than you own House. Had you been elected to sit as a convention, there would have been strict propriety in you Conduct but consider as an assembly, chosen and appointed to act upon a Constitution already formed to your hands, you have executed your power, have violated the purposes of your election, and exposed the Constitution to the ... of a Single election of which you were the appointed Conservators and Guardians, and which you had plighted your faith to preserve inviolate: Had you declared that you would not hold your seals under the Constitution, there would have been found Persons, doubtless who would. But to prfess to hold them, and proceed to trangress the purposses for which you were chosen to fill then ... is at once absurb and inconsistent. We can conceive therefore of the other alternative but either resigning your Seats or Refunding your resolve. We cannot but Judge that you have Strangely neglected the Constitution in you Hasty Resolve when no Sudden Necessity pressed you and that the State of the votes appointed to be taken at both absurd and ensnaring by doubling it so that Persons must vote both for and against the same thing at one and the same time.
      However the Hon’ble House may reconcile their proceedings with their own solemn Oath to preserve the Constitution inviolate we can not help thinking that they meant either to tempt those of their Consituents who hae taken the Same Oath to violate their faith or to shut them entirely our of the proposed election. We are truly surprized at the Hon’ble House in holding up for the cosideration of the proposed to Convention, prepositions that lie at the very foundation of our Constitution and makes us conclude that the house have a very low opinion of that dignity and independence to which we had ... them by subjecting themselves to the precarious determination of a Convention whether another house should be created and Set over their head to check and controul their proceedings. We wish to See no power above you but that of the people and however You may be determined to ... with you priviledges we are determined not part with ours. We chose to retain the reins of Government in our own hands and as the power is radically with us resolve, that no Particular body of men whatever wealth, Influence or Talents, they may possess, shall check or controul you otherwise than as members of the community at Large.
      When we consider this and the subseequent Articles all calculated to draw the power our of the hands of the people, and to vest them in the hands of a few, we have just ground to apprehend that the Resolve in question, has originated from some discontented and ambitious spirits in Your House; as the former opposers of our independance and Servants of the Propriatary have been in general the fore most in opposing the Constitution , and embarrasing and infeebling the government of established thereon.
      As the Constitution appears to have made the amplest provision for Securing the liberties of the people we persuade ourselves that these in your house or elsewhere who would either weaken or overthrow it, have other ends in view than the Liberties of the people, namely the gratification of their insatiable lust after Power and Domination accounting it better to improve themselves to a Governer and Council of over grown and dangerouse than to their below citizens by whose free suffrage their Pride disdains to hold office.
      To put the good people of this State to the Trouble and expence of a new Convention to unhinge their Government, to divide them into parties and irritate their minds for the sake of certain supposed inconviencies in the present Constitution and form of Government, said ... be suggested by divers petition presented to former assemblies; ... the Hon’ble House observes in their ... to they inhabitants of this State, they were confronted by a vastly Superior number, and even those Petitioners not renewing their Request, was beneath the wisdom of the legislative Body, and incomsistent with the goodness of heart which they should aways manifest with that Harmony, good order and universal benevolence which they should always cultivate in every part of the State and we would beg leave further to observe that the inv... of the State the resolution of a former assembly being dropped, and for good reason, never taken up untill your Hon’ble House thought Proper to revive it in a manner very different from theirs, and with an Artifice of which they were incapable, were true Causes why Remonstrance of a similar nature to this were not generally ...
      Upon the whole cannot but apprehend that the Hon’ble House have come into the Resolve with precipitation have gone beyond the limit of the power delegated to them, laid the foundation for anarchy and confusion to reign throughout this State, and therefore require the Honourable House to retract said Resolve and never attempt carrying into execution a measure frequent with the greatest evils and which we cannot think of without Horror
      Signed by: [about 60 people of which 2 were Gebharts]
      signature of Philip Gebhart
      signature of Vallin Din Geb hart


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