Arms of Stadel
Arms of Canton
Arner (son of Johann Heinrich Anner), born at Windlach, Zurich,
christened 05 December 1699
at Stadel, Zurich, Switzerland
(Sponsors: Johann Ulrich Vogel and _______?)(Baptismal Record(1)); died by 1777 probably in North Whitehall,
Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania, USA;
married 03 January 1722/3 at Stadel to Verena
Eberhardt (daughter of Heinrich Eberhardt and Anna Gassman) who was christened 25 September 1701 at Kloten, Zurich, Switzerland and died after 1777 probably in
They left Windlach for America in 1734(1)[also
page 81 (surname mis-transcribed as “Auer”), Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth
Century to the American Colonies, Albert Bernhardt Faust, published by
National Genealogical Society, Washington, DC, 1920]. They came to America
with a colony of Swiss immigrants led by the Reverend Maurice Goetschy on the ship Mercury,
which sailed from Rotterdam via Cowes,
Isle of Wight, England
and arrived at Philadelphia on 29 May 1735. Part of the story of
this group’s trip was published in “History
of the Goshenhoppen Reformed Charge”, Pennsylvania German Society
Proceedings, Volume 27, published in 1916 (this article is also transcribed
on Reed Wurts’ website).
They settled in the New Goschenhoppen area, in Upper
(now Montgomery), Pennsylvania.
He was a contributor to the first New
Goschenhoppen Church building (which was built during or before 1739).
February 1744, he received a warrant to buy 105 acres of land along
the Jordan Creek
in what is now North Whitehall
Pennsylvania(E). At that time, Whitehall
Township (including now North
Whitehall) was in Bucks County,
in the part that was set off as Northampton
County in 1752, then
set off as Lehigh County
in 1812. He sold a tract of nearly 400 acres to Michael Deibert in 1750 and on 26 May 1751 he received a warrant to
buy different land in the same area(E).
On 28 March
1745, Hans Ulrich “Arnd” was on the first list of members of the Heidelberg Union Church(F).
Biography in Lehigh County
History(E). There are no Arner’s
on the list of members who built the second Heidelberg
Church in 1756.
[Verena is mentioned as still living and still having
a dower right in her husband’s estate, in the final settlement of their son
Felix’s estate, filed 06 January 1778 (Northampton Will File #0741). She is probably
the “Widow Arner” on the Whitehall Tax List in 1781.]
Their exact burial place is not known. Their memorial stone is at Heidelberg Church, and was dedicated
on 25 August 2002. [For
other photos, see here.]
Known children, first six born at
Windlach and christened at Stadel(1):
Margaretha2 Arner, christened 21 December 1723(1); died 12 February 1729 at Windlach(1).
+ VERENA2 ARNER, christened 24 June 1725(1); married Heinrich Schleiffer;
moved to Upper
Bucks (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania; then back to Upper
+ Felix2 Arner, born 02-03 January
1726/7(14) and christened 05
January 1726/7 (Sponsors: Felix Vogel and Anna ______?)(Baptismal Record(1)); married Maria Elizabetha
+ Johann Ulrich2 Arner, christened 10 January 1728/9 (Sponsors: Johann
Ulrich Vogel and Verena ______?)(Baptismal Record(1)); married Margaretha ______; moved to Towamensing, Northampton
(now Franklin, Carbon), Pennsylvania.
Margaretha2 Arner, christened 05 March 1729/30(1). She
came to America
with her parents. No further info about her has been found yet.
Anna Barbara2 Arner, christened 1732(1); died 19 March 1734 at Windlach(1).
Anna Catharina2 Arner, christened 24 July 1737 (Sponsor: Anna Catrina Strom, wife of Benedict Strom)(recorded
at New Goshenhoppen Reformed Congregation, above).
+ Heinrich2 Arner, born 20 August 1742(2) probably in North
Whitehall and christened 19
September 1742 (Sponsors: Heinrich Hauser and wife)(2);
moved to Hempfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.
All copies of Stadel baptismal
records courtesy of Beth Snyder.
Coats of Arms courtesy of the International
Civic Heraldry website, © Ralf Hartemink.
may not be commercially reproduced without permission from Ralf
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