BA. Johan Casper Kerber (d. ca. Mar 26, 1748, West Manchester Twp.)

BA. Johan Casper Kerber (d. ca. Mar. 26, 1748, West Manchester Twp., York Co.) [1] came to America in the fall of 1733. [2] He had 300 acres on Codorus Creek on the West side of the Susquehanna River [3] and received a warrant for 300 acres in Spring Garden Township on Oct. 30, 1736 (Blunston License). He m. Anna Walpurga (or Wahlburg), and had the following children: [4]

BA1 Anna Eva Kerber (b. Dec. 9, 1717, Wagendorf in the Mark of Anspach; d. Nov. 23, 1785, one mile from York Town) m. in the fall, 1741 Georg Matthias Weller (b. Sept. 19, 1709, Hegenau, Wurtemberg, Germany; d. Jan. 2, 1780). They had the following children (recorded at CLY and FMY): BA11 Maria Magdalena Weller (b. Oct. 29, 1742, d. young); BA12 Johan Georg Weller (b. July 25, 1744), served in the Revolution; BA13 Maria Barbara Weller (b. Apr. 16, 1747) m. Jacob Rothrock; BA14 Eva Elisabetha Weller (b. June 3, 1749) m. Philip Rothrock, Moravian, emigrated to N.C.; BA15 Johan Martin Weller (b. June 27, 1751), served as a Private in Captain Godfrey Fry's Company during the Revolution, and d. in 1788, Moravian, bur. Prospect Hill cemetery; BA16 Johan Jacob Weller (b. May 10, 1754, d. Jan. 7, 1761); BA17 Sabina Weller (b. Aug. 9, 1756); and BA18 John Weller (b. Mar. 13, 1759; d. 1771). [5]

BA2 Johan Michael Kerber (b. ca. 1719) m. June 19 , 1739 Elisabetha Klapper in Lancaster Co. They may have had a son BA21 Casper Carver (b. ca. 1740). [6]

BA3 Margaretha Kerber (b. ca. 1721) m. Leonard Immel.

BA4 Anna Elisabetha Kerber (b. Jan. 30, 1727, Reichenbach, Ansbach) m. Marcus Hoehns.

BA5 Eva Barbara Kerber (b. July 25, 1729, Reichenbach, Anspach) m. Apr. 10, 1749 Martin Ebert.

BA6 Anna Walpurga Kerber (b. Dec. 14, 1734, bap. at Christ Lutheran) m. 1750 Peter Pfaff (b. June 24, 1727, Kaiserslautern in the Palatinate, immigrant of 1749); children: BA61 Isaac Pfaff (b. Apr. 15, 1755); BA62 Anna Barbara Pfaff (b. Feb. 23, 1758); BA63 Anna Maria Pfaff (b. May 5, 1762); BA64 Samuel Pfaff (b. Aug. 14, 1764); BA65 Joseph Pfaff (b. Sept. 28, 1768). [7]

BA7 Anna Barbara Kerber (b. Dec. 15, 1735) m. Georg Meyer; son BA71 Joh. Michael Meyer bap Nov. 19, 1738, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, Pa.

BA8 Johan Casper Kerber (b. July 13, 1737) [8] m. Maria Magdalena Lau. He may be the Casper Kerber to whom 143 acres was surveyed May 12, 1772 in Jackson Twp., York Co., warranted Aug. 25, 1746 to Nicholas Schuster. Children: BA81 Anna Eva Kerber (b. Mar. 31, 1762); BA82 Johan Michael Kerber (b. June 27, 1765); BA83 Maria Magdalena Kerber (b. Sept. 15, 1768); and BA84 Maria Barbara Kerber (b. Oct. 11, 1773).


[1]Administration Bond, Lancaster Co., issued to Walpburgher Kerver, widow, and George Meyer and George Weller, Mar. 29, 1748, subsequent to the decease of Caspar Kerver; Inventory of the estate of Caspar Cerver of Upper Hellanm Twp., Lancaster Co., prepared by Michael Evert and Phillip Rothrock, Mar. 26, 1748.

[2]Bates and Wright (1991), Records of First Moravian Church, City of York, p. 22.

[3]See also Deed A305, York Co., Aug. 9, 1758, for the estate of John Casper Kerber executed by George Weller of York Twp. and wife Eve, George Myer of Manchester Twp. and wife Barbara, Martin Evert of Manchester Twp. and wife Eva Barbara, and Peter Pfaff of Codorus Twp. and wife Walburgh.

[4]Keith A. Dull, Early German Settlers of York County Pennsylvania, pp. 220-221, Manchester Twp.

[5]See also York Dispatch, issue of Oct. 7, 1933, Early Families in York County. George Weller, of York Twp. was a weaver and became a member of the Moravian Society; in 1755 he was appointed overseer of the poor and in 1759 he was a constable. He and his wife are buried in the Moravian Cemetery on Prospect Hill.

[6]Book H416, York Co., Pa., Sept. 20, 1803 session of Orphans Court presents a petition of George Carber, eldest son and heir of Casper Carber, who d. ca. Apr. 1802, with a 100-acre tract in Chanceford and Faron Twps., with a grist and merchant mill, leaving six children: George, Michael, Adam, Mary m. Charles Emig, Margaret m. Jacob Winter and Susanna. On May 6, 1802 an administrative bond was issued to Charles Emig of Codorus Twp. and Jacob Hahn and George Barnitz of York Borough for administering the estate of Casper Carver of Codorus Twp. Book H428, York Co., Pa., at Dec. 1803 session of Orphans Court, Charles Emigh, administrator for Casper Carver produced an account of £2913. Helen M. Gladfelter, a descendant of Caspar Carver filed DAR Record No. 266135 in 1931 stating that Caspar Carver was on the muster roll of Capt. Reinhart's Bott's Company as a private in the York Co. Militia. She cited Pa. Archives, 6th Series, Vol. 2, p. 497.

[7]Keith A. Dull, Early German Settlers of York County Pennsylvania, p. 60, Codorus Twp.

[8]Misc Book, p. 63, Lancaster Co., Mar. 6, 1749/50. John Casper Garber, son of John Casper Garber, deceased, chooses George Weller guardian.


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