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Philip Nicholas SOHNS

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  • Name Philip Nicholas SOHNS 
    Born 1719  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 17 Jan 1797  Berks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Jan 1809  Berks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Egle, William Henry, Names Of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, With the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808, Harrisburg, PA: E. K. Meyers, 1892:

      Name: Johannes Sohn
      Ship: SNOW CHARLOTTE
      Captain: JOHN MASON
      Place: ROTTERDAM
      Date: SEPT. 5, 1743

      (2) Sullivan County, PA GenWeb Project <http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasulliv/
      settlers/settlers18/settlers18.html>:

      PHILIP NICHOLAS SOHNS, b. 1719, Oldenburg, Birkenfeld, Germany; d. January, 1809, Richmond Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. He married ANNA BARBARA KERN some time between 1738 and 1768; Anna was the daughter of JOHAN KERN and ANNA _____. She was born November 09, 1722 in Eggenstein, Baden, Germany, and died January 01, 1809 in Richmond Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania. Immigration papers list him as "John Philip Sohns" (Germany). Came over on the ship Snow Charlotte on 5 September 1743, via the Port of Philadelphia, sailing under Capt. Thomas Arnot from Rotterdam.

      The Will of Philip Sohns reads as follows:

      In the name of God Amen I Philip Sohns Richland Twp Berks Co State of Pennsylvania being very sick and weak in body but of sound memory and understanding blessed our God for the same but considering the infirmities of this transitory life to make and publish this my last will and testament in a manner and from feeling to wit. First of all I commend my mortal soul into the hands of God who gives it and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian manner and as the such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life and I give and dispose of the sum in the following manner that is to say I Philip Sohns divise unto my wife Anna Barbara during her natural life and after her death I give and I divise of the sum of my estate to all my children to be divided share and share alike and I nominate Jacob Ely and approve my friend Samuel Eli to be Executor of this my last will and testament and I hereby revoke any and all other wills, codicils and to make and declare this to be my last will and testament in the presents (SP) and his request have subscribed and witness the 17th day of January in the year of our Lord and One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-seven.

      Jacob Ely
      Sam Ely

      Above will appears here courtesy of Lee Sones (Sohns) McBride.

      The children of PHILIP SOHNS and ANNA BARBARA KERN were:

      [1] JOHANN PETER SONES, b. November 23, 1755, Richmond Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania; d. November 03, 1850, Moreland Twp., Lycoming Co., PA.

      [2] ANNA CATHERINE SONES, b. 23 March, 1744. Richmond Twp., Berks Co., PA

      [3] ANNA ELIZABETH SONES, b. 15 April, 1748, Richmond Twp., Berks Co. PA.

      [4] ANNA MARIA SONES, b. 15 April, 1748, Richmond Twp., Berks Co. PA.

      [5] MARIA MAGDALENA SONES, b. 22 July, 1750, Richmond Twp., Berks Co. PA.

      [6] ANNA SOPHIA SONES, b. 29 may, 1752, Richmond Twp., Berks Co. PA.

      [7] MARIA ELIZABETH SONES, b. 10 Sept., 1757, Richmond Twp., Berks Co. PA.

      [8] FREDERICUS SONES, b. 16 March, 1761, Richmond Twp., Berks Co. PA.

      [9] MARIA EVA SONES, b. 1762, d. June 4, 1840, married GEORGE BECK about 1785.

      (3) A household headed by Philip SOHNS is listed in the 1790 census of Richmond Township, Berks County, PA.
    Person ID I12527  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Family Anna Barbara KERN,   b. 9 Nov 1722, Eggenstein, Baden-W??rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1809, Berks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
     1. Johann Peter SONES,   b. 23 Nov 1755, Berks County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1850, Lycoming County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
    Family ID F5694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart