christened 10 January 1728/9
at Stadel, Zurich, Switzerland
(Sponsors: Johann Ulrich Vogel and Verena ______?) (Baptismal
Record(1), from Beth
Snyder);died August 1781 in
Towamensing, Northampton (now Franklin, Carbon), Pennsylvania, USA and was
buried 01 September 1781(34);married in Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania to Margaretha ______ who was born about February-March 1727 and
died December 1789 aged 62 years, 09 months and was buried 08 December “on
their own land at Sandignac Creek” (Moravian Church Records: congregation at Allemengel, congregation at Gnadenhutten, Raymond E.
Hollenbach, published by W. J. Ziegler, 1980).
The following items probably all refer to this
Ulrich, although any of them could conceivably be his father: On 23 January 1754, “Ulrich Arnear” received a warrant for 25 acres in Heidelberg
(PA::027)(C). On 19 March 1755, Ulrich Arner received a warrant for
another 50 acres (PA::027)(C).
In 1762, “Ulrich Arnerrt” was on the Heidelberg Tax
Lists [NOTE: He was taxed at five pounds, far less than most of the other
landowners in that township, which is why I assume that it was probably him
instead of his father; and also that at least one of the land warrants must be his].
They moved to Whitehall
about 1763, then to Towamensing by 1770 (both dates from son Martin’s pension application)(also 16 April
1770: Baptismal Sponsor “Martin Arner, Ulrich Arner’s son, across
In a deed dated 29 December 1837 (Northampton Deed Book E6, page 615), the
tract of land (in Towamensing) is referred to as being the same that was
surveyed to Ulrich Arner in 1770, and which he sold by deed to his son Martin
on 10 August 1776. Ulrich was a taxpayer in Towamensing by 1772 (PA:3:19:074)(C). In a deed dated 27 November 1772 (Northampton Deed
Book B1, page 402), Ulrich mortgaged his sawmill and three tracts of land in
Towamensing to Conrad Kreiter, Innholder
of Allen Township [Side Note of miscellaneous interest: This Conrad Kreitermay be, or be related to, the person for
whom Kreidersville was named].
[From the Brenckman History of Carbon County(G),
page 352: “In 1785, [Colonel Jacob] Weiss brought his family… to the new home [Weissport].
At the time of his coming, the Arners, Solts and Hoeths were already settled along the PohoPoco creek, several miles to the eastward…”]
Known children, most born in Heidelberg,
Northampton (now Lehigh), Pennsylvania;
possibly not in correct birth order:
He enlisted in Captain Peter Koeken’s Company,
Northampton County Militia on 08 May
1781 (PA:5:8:035)(C) [NOTE:
This is the same date that Martin Arner (above) enlisted in the same company].
Abraham received Depreciation Pay (PA:5:4:311)(C).
[NOTE2: Depreciation Pay Certificates were granted to soldiers of the
Pennsylvania Line who had served between 1777-1780
(and had been paid in Continental Bills of Credit that quickly lost value) and
who remained in service in 1781. Therefore, Abraham must also have served at
least one earlier enlistment, but I haven’t found it yet; possibly his surname
was recorded under a spelling that I haven’t checked yet.]
+ProbablyJohann Ulrich3 Arner. He
enlisted in CassemerGrientmeyer’s
(7th) Company, (1st Battalion), Northampton County
Militia in 1781 (PA:5:8:603)(C). He served
tours of duty in the 1st Battalion (Penn Township) from 31 March to
31 May 1781 as a substitute for Adam Deshler; from 16 July to 08 August 1781 in
Captain Henry Keit’s Company and from 15 November
1781 to 03 January 1782 as a substitute for Peter Dester/Deshler
(PA:5:8:032, 039, 044, 063)(C). He received Depreciation Pay (PA:5:4:311)(C) [see NOTE2 for Abraham, just above];
and pay for services (PA:5:4:338, 644)(C). [Probably the Johannes3 Arner/Ahner,
born probably mid-1750s;married by 1777 to Christina
______;moved to LehighTownship, then to TowamensingTownship.]
+ProbablyJacob3 Arner, born about 1758-59;marriedMaria Barbara Arnold;moved to Gosfield, Essex, Ontario,
Canada [but, see NOTES here].
+Johannes3 Arner, born 1760(14a)
and christened 07 February 1760
(Sponsors: Johannes Kern and Juliana Catharina Hoffman)(2)(37);married first Catharina
Anna Elisabeth3 Arner, born 06 July 1764 and christened “4 weeks, 2 days
old” 05 August 1764 in Heidelberg
(Sponsors: Johann JürgHaack
and Anna Elisabeth Hoffmännin, single)(4).
born probably by 1767;married 15 September 1783(42) to Jacob
Kuhns (son of George Michael Kuntz/Kuhns and Magdalena ______) who was born 24 March 1764(42)
and died 03 April 1830 aged 66 years, 09 days in Lynn, Lehigh, Pennsylvania
(buried 05 April 1830)(42). They had ten children(42).
[All information also from Burial Records of the Reformed
Congregation at New Tripoli in LynnTownship.]
1820 Census: Jacob Kuntz, page 150, Lynn, Lehigh,
born about 1772;marriedApollonia ______;moved to Pickaway County,
Ohio, then to Sandusky