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John Peter ETRIS


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John Peter ETRIS

  • Born: 1709, Luxembourg, Germany
  • Marriage: Maria Dorothy about 1740 in Germany
  • Died: 24 Sep 1784, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania at age 75
  • Buried: Boehm's Church Cemetery, Blue Bell, Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

bullet   Another name for John was Johannes Edertz, Johann Peter Leiss, Ederich,Edris, Etteris.


bullet  General Notes:

Possible middle name Peter from many baptizism sponsorships and a son named John Peter Jr.

Johann Etris1 was born Abt. 1709, and died date unknown. He married Dorothy on Abt. 1740 in Germany1.
Includes NotesNotes for Johann Etris:
[Spannuth 4-07-04.FTW]
b: ABT 1709 in Germany or Holland or Switzerland or Luxembourg
Tradition says that Johann had two borthers. One was to have died enroute and the other to have remained in Philadelphia. Only reference to middle name of Peter is from sponsorship of a baptism at Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Pennsylvania.
Linda Etters has a Maria Fronig (maybe that's Veronica) Eteris listed as a child of Johan and Dorothea. No other info.
Origin of "Endres" surname per LDS is Wertheim, Germany.
Due to the spelling variations, research on this name is difficult. The ships lists have been searched for this name but no definitive confirmation can be found. John and Dorothy settled in Tulpehocken sometime before 1750. only scattered records can be found on them inthe area (also see Boehm's Church area in Blue Bell, Montgomery County, Pa.). It appears they left the region about 1758. That year they bought a farm in Whitpain Township. It appears that theTulpehocken farm was run by Andreas from that point; or maybe Johnran both farms since Andreas would have bee only 17 at the time.
Birth: ABT 1709 in Germany or Holland or Switzerland or Luxembourg
Art McGonigle info states birth year about 1709.
Deed to old homestead in 1755 mentions John Edris and wife Dorothy.
Before he settled here he lived in Whitemarsh Twnshp. in Montgomery County, near Philadelphia.
Ancestors of Robert Melvin Simpson state that he was born in Luxembourg.
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Death: 24 SEP 1784 in Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania 2 5
Burial: SEP 1784 Whitpain Twnshp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania
Burial Boehm's Church Cemetery, Blue Bell, Whitpain Township,Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Buried with wife Dorathy, North from Church, East of Main Path, underlarge shade tree.
Tombstone reads:
"In memory of John Etris
who departed this life
September 9?, 1778?
Aged about 73 years"
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Emigration: 3 DEC 1740 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
From the Palatines, Germany, from the port of Rotterdam on the shipRobert & Alice, Captained by Walter Goodman, Master. Qualified Dec 3,1740. 185 passengers. Ships list also contained a John Eader.
Several lists reference a John Eader, a Johann Eader, and a Johan Casper Eader (OEther) depending on who you believe.
In German: Dec 3, 1740. 185 Pfalzer famen mit dem Schiffe Robert und Alice, Captain Walter Goodman, von Rotterdam uber Cowes.
Walter Perry Edris' record says that Johann was naturalized immediately upon arriving in Philadelphia under the 1708-1709 Act of Assembly and 1727 Provincial Council.
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Emigration: 15 SEP 1748 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Johann Matteus Etter
Ship "Two Brothers", List 120B immigration and list 120C oath ofallegiance.
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Occupation: Yeoman (farmer) 1785 Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania 12
Religion: Reformed 1784 Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania
Deeds - George Etteris & John Etteris, recorded in Book II, Vol. 9,page 519 in Philadelphia.
Scap book states:
"By the will of John Etris in 1784, sons George and John, Jr., were directed to sell various portions of his real estate." Left to wife Dorothy 1/3 of estate and one milk cow. Andrew already had 200 acres in Tulpehocken Township.
"The name Etris is probably of German Extraction and is not extant within this or adjoining townships. In old documents it is sometimes spelled 'Ettridge' at others is given as 'Eldridge'. The family belonged to the Reformed faith. John Etris and his sons held land in three townships (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania) - Whitemarsh,Plymouth, and Whitpain for many years during the colonial period and also after independence.
The elder John Etris was born in 1709, probably in Germany. He became a ruling elder in Boehm's Church, and in which Churhc yard he lies buried. His death took place September 24, 1784. His wife, Dorothy, who lies beside him was born in 1708, and died October 1, 1790. Their children were seven - Andrew, Henry, George, John, Mary, Catherine,and Margaret.
This Etris family had left this part of the country by 1793, in which year John, Jr. was living in Philadelphia
Etris name recorded in the church book in 1748.
Religion: Reformed 1764 Witpain Twnshp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania
Note: Boehm's Reformed Church, Johannes Edertz listed as one of the original church elders. 5
Religion: 29 SEP 1751 Stouchsburg, Berks Co., Pennsylvania
Sponsored baptism of Johann Peter Leiss as well as Johannes Ederich (John Eteris) on the same date. This is only reference found with the middle name of Peter.
Religion: Reformed 1748 Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Note: Name listed in church record in 1748 as church elder. 5
Residence: 1755 Greble, Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania
East of Greble (Greenville), Lebanon Co., PA & South of Frystown,Berks Co., PA
Purchased land from Thomas Frame who had acquired a 10,000 acre tract from the heirs of William Penn.
Land was deeded from Johann to son Andrew I to son Andrew II to son "Big" Peter to son Percival (letter to Eli Frantz in 1861) to son Peter Edris who owned and occupied the farm in 1912.
Land was adjacent to the land of Thomas Lower/Lauer.
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Residence: SEP 1784 Whitemarsh Twnshp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania
Note: Will lists all children. 16
Residence: 1752 through 1756 Tulpehocken Twnshp, Berks Co., Pennsylvania 17
PROP: "Etris farm" 1763 Whitpain Twnshp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania
Located in extreme south corner of Whitpain Township. Later became Reinhart farm.
History of farm:
By grant to Thomas McCarty in 1704 - 250 acres.
67 acre portion became Funk residence between 1704 and 1724.
Sold to George Reinich in 1724.
Sold to John Todd in 1731.
Then to Daniel Brynes in 1737.
Then to Daniel Brynes, Jr. in 1753.
Then to Joshua Brynes between 1753 and 1763.
Sold to John Etris in 1763 - 67 3/4 acres.
Sold to George Etris in 1776.
Sold to John Etris (Jr.) in 1787.
Per Local Newspaper history prepared May 5, 1898 by E.M.
"Reinhart Farm, Former Etris Farm
See separate document. "Edtris Farm - Whitpain"
PROP: Farm 1758 Whitemarsh Twnshp., Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania
162 acres in Whitemarsh Township and 50 acres in Plymouth Township bought from Thomas Sheppard and wife Jane in 1758. (Vol 9, page 519 inPhiladephia deed). Thomas Sheppard bought it in 1745 from Mordechi Morris.
Sold back to Thomas Sheppard by sons George and John, Jr. for 198 pounds 16 schillings.
Contained woodland, a limestone quarry and kiln.
Sold 80 acres to George Walter on October 11, 1785.
Neighbors per deed:
George Walter, James Sheppard, Thomas Shepard, Jonathan Tomkins,Hannah Bell, and Each Markle.
Other land owned and sold:
Whitpain Township - bought from Dawes Wood November 18, 1771 42 acres, 39 perches; and from Malachi Davis 13 acres and 3 perches. Sold toSamuel Hallowell April14, 1790. Neighbors were Hannah Jones, Margaret Given, Joseph DeHaven, and Robinson's Mill.
Whitemarsh Township - Bouhgt from Thomas Sheppard on December 16,1758. Sold to Jacob Schlatter for 140 pounds, 6 acres, 150 perches.Neighbors were: Egbert, Schuylkill, Broad Ax Tavern, and Wilkonson.
Plymouth & Whitemarsh - Sold to Peter Robeson (miller) July 27, 1797,6 acres 157 perches for 149 pounds, 15 schillings. Neighbors were: Nicholas Cline, Jacob Zeller, Whitemarsh Church.
Whitpain & Whitemarsh - John, Jr. and wife Christina sold to Joseph Ingels. Neighbors were: Joseph DeHaven, Thomas Blackley, JohnSouder, Wendle Kenigsfeld, George Smith and George Etris. Was sold to John Etris by William Dawes on April12, 1776. (Philadelphia Book I,Vol. 15, page 388. Witnesses William Etris and Hilary K. Baker.
Whitpain and Whitmarsh - Sold to Margaret Faberitz by George and John.92 acres for 460 pounds. Bought by John Etteris April 18, 1775 fromJoseph & Hannah Jones. Witnesses James Morris and John Burk.
Whitpain Township - John Etris sold to George Walter land for 213 pounds 13 schillings. Land was sold to John, Jr. on September 17,1790 by Frances Swaine. Neighbor was Jacob Curr.
PROP: 67 acres of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 1776 Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania
Note: Sold property to son, George. 12
Event: Eders or Adris AKA 18
Event: John Eteris AKA 12
Event: John Epris AKA
Boehm's Reformed Church
Oldest place of worship in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County,Pennsylvania
Event: John Etteris AKA
Land sold from John's estate by his sons on September 27, 1785.
Buyer was Nicholas Kline, property in Whitemarsh Township.
Second buyer was George Walter, property in Whitemarsh Twonship.
Event: John Eader AKA
Land sold from John's estate to John Yetter, Whitemarsh Township September 3, 1789.
Land sold from John's estate to Thomas Sheppard, Plymouth Township July 29, 1786.
Land sold from John's estate to Samuel Thomas, Whitemarsh & Plymouth Townships September 3, 1789.
per tombstone in Boehm's Church cemetery.
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Event: John Eider AKA
Tulpehocken Tax List - 1752 - 1754 1756
Apparantly John's family lived in Tulpehocken Township until 1758 whenhe bought land from Thomas Sheppard in Whitemarsh Township in what is now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Andrew evidently stayed inTulpehocken.
Event: John Etherich AKA
Note: Sponser for several baptisms with his wife Dorothy. 20
Event: Johannes Ederich AKA 14
Event: Johann Peter Ederich AKA
9/29/1751. Baptism of Johann Peter Leiss sponsored by Johann Peter Ederich and wife.
Also sponsored the baptism of Johannes (John) Ederich on the samedate.
Will: 19 SEP 1784 Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania
Will proved 9/28/1784, listed children - seven.
Will actually signed on September 19, 1784.
Ordered sale of estate; 1/3 to his wife Dorothy along with one milkcow.
Andrew already owned 200 acres in Tulpehocken Twnshp., Berks Co.,Pennsylvania
Marriage 1 Dorathy (Etris) b: ABT 1708 in Europe
More About Johann Etris and Dorothy:
Marriage: Abt. 1740, Germany.1
Children of Johann Etris and Dorothy are:
+Andreas Etris, b. February 01, 1740/411, d. December 06, 1808, Tulpehocken Township, Berks, Pennsylvania1.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Personal Photo: Tombstones.

2. Will: Will Proved, 28 Sep 1784, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania. Will proved 9/28/1784, listed children - seven.
Will actually signed on September 19, 1784.
Ordered sale of estate; 1/3 to his wife Dorothy along with one milkcow.

3. Personal Photo: John and Dorothy's Marker, 23 Jul 2015, Boehm's Church Cemetery, Blue Bell, Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.


John married Maria Dorothy about 1740 in Germany. (Maria Dorothy was born in 1708 in Europe and died on 1 Oct 1790 in Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania.)


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