Abraham Wotring
(1700-1752)
Anna Margaretha Mertz
(1701-1741)
John William Wotring
(Abt 1738-1778)
Christina Kocher
(1740-1821)
Jacob Wotring
(1764-1836)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth

2. Magdalena

Jacob Wotring 1

  • Born: 1 Aug 1764, Lowhill Twp.: Lowhill Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth
  • Marriage (2): Magdalena
  • Died: 20 Nov 1836, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA at age 72

   Another name for Jacob was Jacob Woodring.3

  General Notes:

Militia 1785. Freeman 1788. Children named by Lehigh Co.
Orphan's Court.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: carpenter.

2. He appeared on the census in 1820 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 4 The census listed Jacob Woodring. In his household:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 son
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 son
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 son
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 father Jacob
Females (born)
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 wife

3. He appeared on the census in 1830 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 5 Name:Jacob Wotring
Home in 1830 (City, County, State):Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69:1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59:1
Total Free White Persons:2

4. Book: History of the counties of Lehigh and Carbon, 1884. 6
Leather Corner Post is the somewhat odd name applied to a tavern-stand in this township. Its origin is involved in obscurity, but doubtless it arouse from some trivial circumstance. A tavern was kept here during the Revolution by Ludwig Smith, and later by Moses Coyne (who also opened a store about 1806), by Jacob Wotring about 1815, and by Conrad and Christian Bobst. In 1826, Jacob George, son in law of Woodring, became landlord, and greeted the few guests who came this way until his death in 1878, being a Boniface for the period of fifty-two years. His widow is still living, aged eighty-four, or three years younger than her husband was at the time of his death. The present hotel at the Leather Corner Post was built in 1861. It is kept by John P. Bear.


Jacob married Elizabeth.


Jacob next married Magdalena.


Sources


1 Carroll Hamlet (w2qbr@compuserve.com).

2 Bell, Raymond Martin (Lehigh County Historical Society
PO Box 1548
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18105-1548).

3 1800 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Roll 104 Book 1, Page 173.

4 1820 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township, Roll 104 Book 1, Page 173.

5 1830 United States Census, 1830 US Census; Census Place: Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Page: 106; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 155; Family History Film: 0020629.

6 History of the counties of Lehigh and Carbon, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Everts & Richards, 1884, 934 pgs.), Page 297.



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