Tobias Schall


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1. Anna Magdalena Bechtold

Tobias Schall 1 2

  • Born: 1706, Mittelschefflenz, , BW, DEU 1
  • Marriage (1): Anna Magdalena Bechtold on 7 Jan 1730 in Mittelschefflenz, , BW, DEU 1
  • Died: 1765, , Berks, PA at age 59 1
  • Buried: Boyertown: Hill Church Union Cemetery, Berks, PA 1

   FamilySearch ID: L45H-KK3.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: Rhineland Emigrants. 3
Tobias Schall, of Mittelschefflenz, who had asked in 1748 for permission to emigrate to Pennsylvania, was allowed to leave the country without paying the usual emigration taxes (Protocol 8120, pp. 131, 231). Tobias Schall, aged 42, arrived at Philadelphia on the Ship Hampshire, September 7, 1748 (List 118 A-C).

Tobias Schall settled in the Oley Valley of Berks County, see the Perkiomen Region, Vol I (1895), pp. 127-128. In the records of Christ Lutheran Church, the "Bieber Creek Church" near Dryville, Rockland Township, Berks County, is the baptism of his daughter, Anna Catharina, October 5, 1750. Tobias Schall's wife's name is given as Anna Magdalena nee Bechtold. The sponsors at the baptism were Peter Gerhard and wife Christina.

2. He immigrated on 7 Sep 1748 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4 5 Tobias Schall, age 42, arrived in the ship Hampshire, Thomas Cheesman, Captain, from Rotterdam, last from Falmouth. With him was his wife and son George.

3. Occupation: farmer in Pike Twp., Berks, PA. 2

4. Occupation: wagon maker in , Berks, PA.

5. Book: Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania, 1909. 6
Note: See the complete text from the book about the history of the Schall family under the listing for Tobia's son, George Schall, born 1735.

Tobias married Anna Magdalena Bechtold on 7 Jan 1730 in Mittelschefflenz, , BW, DEU.1 (Anna Magdalena Bechtold was born on 22 Jul 1707 in Mittelschefflenz, , BW, DEU,7 died on 27 Oct 1789 in Pikeville, Berks, PA, United States 7 and was buried in Boyertown: Hill Church Union Cemetery, Berks, PA 7.)


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2 Roberts, Charles Rhodes, History Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Volume III (Allentown, Pa., Lehigh Valley Pub. Co., 1914.
3 volumes, illustrated, maps.
Prepared by a committee appointed by the Lehigh County Historical Society; chapters contributed by various writers.).

3 Yoder, Don. Editor., Rhineland Emigrants, Lists of German Settlers in Colonial America (Excerpted and reprinted from Pennsylvania Folklife by arrangement with the Pennsylvania Folklife Society.
Copyright 1981 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.,
1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Now available online at:, Palatine Emigration Materials from the Neckar Valley, 1726-1766, Page 19.

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5 Rupp, Daniel, A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727 - 1776 (I. G. Kohler, Philadelphia, 1876).

6 Montgomery, Morton L., Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1909. Online at:, Page 785.

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