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Jacob Gries

Male 1788 - 1845  (57 years)


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  • Name Jacob Gries  [1
    Born 20 Jan 1788  [2
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 6209 
    Died 29 Jul 1845  Exeter Twp. Berks Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I6209  Hilbish-Blackman Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 May 2019 

    Father Ernst Gries 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Maria 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3743  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Hollenbush,   b. 1790, Oley Twp. Berks Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1854, Pottsville, Schuylkill Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1812  Reading, Berks Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Reference Number 83667 
    Children 
     1. Catharine Gries  [natural]
     2. Levi Gries,   b. 1814, Berks Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Gries,   b. 1820, Berks Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Jacob Gries,   b. 23 Apr 1822, Reading, Berks Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Nov 1837, Reading, Berks Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 May 2019 
    Family ID F2421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Mar 1812 - Reading, Berks Co. PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jul 1845 - Exeter Twp. Berks Co. PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1820 Census Alsace Twp. Berks Co. PA
      Jacob Gries - head of household
      1M(0-10) 1M(26-45) 2F(0-10) 1F(16-26) 1 person engaged in agriculture

      1830 Census Alsace Twp. Berks Co. PA
      Jacob Gries - head of household
      1M(5-10) 1M(40-50) 1F(10-15) 1F(30-40)

      1840 Census Berks Co. PA
      Can’t find him in Alsace or Exeter Twp.

      Source: Berks Co. PA deed book 59, pg 243:
      25 Apr 1845 - Jacob Griece of Exeter Twp. blacksmith, and Elizabeth his wife convey to George Kintzey of Exeter Twp. yeoman, for the sum of $150, 4 acres in Exeter Twp. It being one of two tracts of land which Sarah Henton, widow, conveyed on 9 Mar 1840 to Levi Griece. (Recorded in Deed Book A6 pg 460) And the said Levi Griece & Anna his wife granted on 22 Apr 1842 to Jacob Griece (party hereto).

      Source: Berks Co. PA deed book 95, pg 187:
      25 Mar 1846 - Elizabeth Greas, widow of Jacob Greas, late of Exeter Twp. Blacksmith deceased, Levi Grease a son of said deceased and Anne his wife, Catharine Grease a daughter of said deceased, and Abraham Frohnheiser & Elizabeth his wife and the daughter of said deceased convey to Michael Dethrof, for the sum of $305, 3 acres in Exeter Twp. with improvements including a one story log dwelling house & a log stable; and also 3 acres of sprout land in Exeter Twp. The first 3 acres being the same premises which Daniel Esterly, Esq. late Sheriff of Berks Co. sold as the property of Daniel Boyer, on 14 Nov 1842 to said Jacob Greas, deceased. The last described 3 acres being the same premise which the same Sheriff sold on 14 Nov 1842, as the property of Daniel Kaub, to Levy Greas and the said Levy Greas & wife afterwards on 31 Jan 1843 by en endorsement on said Deed Poll transferred and assigned said premises unto the said Jacob Greas, deceased. The said Jacob Greas died intestate leaving the said widow and issue the said Levy, Catharine, and Elizabeth upon whom the said premises by operation of the laws of Pennsylvania descends.

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] Berks Co. PA Estate Files, found on LDS film #1818672.
      estate of Elizabeth Hollenbush, mentions daughter Elizabeth intermarried with Jacob Gries.

    2. [S497] Trinity Lutheran Reading Transcription, Jacqueline Nein, (Name: 1993;), Baptisms, pg 141.
      Griess, Jacob - son of Ernst & Maria
      Born: 20 Jan 1788
      Baptizes: 23 Jun 1790
      Sponsors: Jacob Hoff & Barbara

    3. [S497] Trinity Lutheran Reading Transcription, Jacqueline Nein, (Name: 1993;), Burials, pg. 327.
      Levi Greas
      Born: 1/20/1788
      Died: 7/29/1845

    4. [S497] Trinity Lutheran Reading Transcription, Jacqueline Nein, (Name: 1993;), Marriages, pg 40.
      29 Mar 1812 - Jacob Gries of Reading married Elisabeth Hollenbusch of Oley Twp. on 29 Mary 1812