~ Wismer

Kindly submitted by Charlie Walton

Jacob Wismer,b 1684, migrated to America with his parents, Jacob and Maria Freit (entering at New Bern, NC. According to the Rev. A.J. Fretz book on Jacob Wismer, the settlers were attacked by Indians with about 100 being killed. Jacob escaped by giving the Indians some tobacco and running/walking 90 miles the first day. He ended up in the Byberry settlement (Quaker settlement including William Walton in NE Phila.) Jacob later was taken into the country (present Bedminster Twp.). Jacob lived to be 103 years old, 1787.

He is buried in the Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery. Jacob was married to Nanny Souder for 67 years, had 11 children and between children & grandchildren there were 170 offspring.

Mary Elizabeth Wismer, is the daughter of Zenus.


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