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Mathias AMBROSE

Male 1696 - 1784  (88 years)


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  • Name Mathias AMBROSE 
    Born 7 Feb 1696  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 11 Oct 1732  Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name Marthies AMBROSE 
    Name Matheis AMBROSI 
    Name Mathys AMBRO 
    Name Mattheis AMBROSE 
    Name Mattheis AMBROSIUS 
    Name Matthias AMBROSE 
    Naturalization 19 Oct 1743 
    Died 10 Aug 1784  Frederick County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Apples United Church of Christ Cemetery, Thurmont, Frederick County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: Steve Ambrose, "Descendants of Mathias Ambrose" <http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/m/b/Stephen-P-Ambrose/GE NE2-0001.html>. According to this source, the only clue to Mathias' birthplace is a notation on a DAR record indicating that he was the son of Pierre d'Amboise of Lorraine, France; and the DAR no longer has the records to support this notation.

      (2) Strassburger, Ralph Beaver and Hinke, William J., Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808, Vol. I [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002, pp. 99-101:

      [List 27 A] [Passengers imported in the Ship Pleasant, James Morris, Master. Qualified Oct. 11th 1732.] . . .

      Marthies Ambrose 37 . . .

      Philadia Octr 11th 1732.

      At the Courtho Present:

      The Honble Lt Govr, Henry Brooke, Esqr, Chas. Read, Esqr.

      The foregoing List was declared by the Master upon Oath to be a true one.

      Robt Charles, Cl. Con.

      "At the Courthouse of Philadelphia, Octr 11th, 1732.

      Forty two Palatines, who with their families, making in all . . . Persons, were imported in the Ship Pleasant, James Morris, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Deal, as by Clearance thence." From the Minutes of the Provincial Council, printed in Colonial Records, Vol. III, p. 465.

      [List 27 B] Palatines imported in the Ship Pleasant, James Morris, Mr, from Rotterdam, but last from Deal, p. Clearance thence. Qualified Octr 11th 1732. . . .

      Matheis Ambrosi . . .

      [List 27 C] Palatines imported in the Ship Pleasant, James Morris, Master. Qualified Oct. 11th 1732. . . .

      Matheis Ambrosi . . .

      Octr 11th 1732.

      At the Courthouse before the Govr & sevl Magistrates the foregoing Qualifications were taken & subscribed by the several foreigners whose Names are on the other side of this Leaf.

      Robt Charles, Cl. Con.

      (3) "Palatines to America" <http://www.palam.org/>:

      [S]ome of the earliest German-speaking immigrants to the American colonies came from a region in present-day Germany known as the Palatinate (Pfalz) and were called Palatines (Pfalzer). . . .

      In German history, the Palatinate, or Pfalz in German, was the lands of the count palatine, a title held by a leading secular prince of the Holy Roman Empire. (The counts palatine were also known as the electors palatine after 1356.)

      Geographically, the Palatinate consisted of two small areas in the southern part of present-day Germany:

      The Lower or Rhenish Palatinate was in southwest Germany between Luxembourg and the Rhine River. It included lands on both sides of the Middle Rhine River between two of its tributaries, the Main and the Neckar Rivers. Heidelberg was its capital until the 18th century. This region consists of approximately 2,100 sq. mi. (5,440 sq. km.). It is called Rheinpfalz or Niederpfalz in German.

      The Upper Palatinate was located in northern Bavaria, on both sides of the Naab River as it flows south toward the Danube, and extended eastward to the Bohemian Forest. This region consists of approximately 3,700 sq. mi. (9,580 sq. km.). It is called Oberpfalz in German.

      The boundaries of the Palatinate varied with the political and dynastic fortunes of the counts palatine.

      [Note by compiler: Although Mathias AMBROSE may have been a Palatine at the time of his immigration to Philadelphia, he was not necessarily born in the Palatinate.]

      (4) Tracey, Grace L. Tracey and Dern, John P., Pioneers of Old Monocacy - The Early Settlement of Frederick County, Maryland 1721-1743 [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1989, pp. 202-204:

      Matthias Ambrose arrived at Philadelphia on October 11, 1732 aboard the ship Pleasant from Rotterdam by way of the English customs port of Deal. Immigrating with him were Valentin Muller and Johannes Tafelmeyer who were also destined ultimately for Maryland. Ambrose settled first in the Conestoga area of Lancaster County. He was 37 years of age. Most likely he was already married or was soon to be, for we have record in the Muddy Creek Church Book of baptisms of four sons born between 1734 and 1741. From the baptism sponsors - Mattheis and Anna Barbara R??ssel for son Mattheis in 1739, Johann Friederich Verdriess for son Johann Friederich in 1741 - and from other facts, it is clear that Ambrose had probably moved on to the Monocacy area, even though St??ver's records did not note it, sometime in 1737 or 1738. He would have been nearly 48 when on June 13, 1743 Pastor Candler baptised his daughter Maria Barbara Ambrose. Jacob Weller and his wife Maria Barbara were this child's Lutheran sponsors. Coincidentally Johannes Weller, who arrived in Philadelphia three months later, was shortly thereafter to marry Mattheis Ambrose's older daughter Catharine Ambrose.In late September of 1743 Mateas Ambrose received communion from Pastor Candler "in the Lutheran Church of Manaquice" preparatory to his naturalization on October 19th.

      Ambrose's Mill was the forerunner of today's town of Thurmont and was used as a reference point in many of the old road records. It was situated a half mile below his parcel called "Gap" which had been initially surveyed June 3, 1743 for Adam Spuch, an early contributor for the purchase of the Frederick Lutheran Church Book. "Gap" was patented to Mattheis Ambrose but not until November 10, 1752. In 1746 Matthias Ambrose had obtained 125 acres of "Arnold's Delight" from Arnold Livers, Sr., and in 1754 Samuel Collard and his wife Helena Livers, executors for Arnold Livers, deceased, deeded [quit-claimed?] to Matthias Ambrose the same 125 acres. Later, in 1753, Ambrose and his wife Catharine conveyed "Gap" to his son Jacob Ambrose, who had the land resurveyed in 1763. Jacob resurveyed it again in 1773 and at that time changed the name to "Good Neighbor." Mattheis Ambrose had also purchased land in present-day Carroll County, a part of "Arnold's Chance," which he divided among his children Matthias Ambrose, Jr., Henry Ambrose, and the daughter Maria Barbara noted above. In 1762 Henry Ambrose received 168 acres of "Arnold's Delight" from Solomon Harday and his wife Rachel Livers.

      In March 1748 Matthias Ambrose and Jacob Matthias journeyed to the area of present-day Hagerstown in Washington County to meet and hear the Moravian missionary Brother Matthias Gottlieb Gottschalk. In his Diary, Gottschalk described his departure after preaching there: "I took leave of my host, Jonathan H??ger, who wept and was very sorry that I had to leave him. Ambrosius was also unable to say much because of his emotion." Although some of the Ambrose family in later generations associated with the Moravians, Matthias Ambrose himself stayed with the Lutherans at Apples Church. Together with the same Jacob Matthias and his own son Jacob Ambrose, he was an initial trustee for the Apple school house which later became Apple's Church. In his will, Matthias Ambrose left three pounds to "the church at Peter Apple's called Jeep's Church." He was buried there in 1784 at the age of at least 89. In his will he devised the remainder of his estate to his daughter Catherine Weller and (her husband) John Weller, Sr., adding that "none of the other children shall have claim, I having given them their share."

      (5) www.findagrave.com:

      Mathias Ambrose
      Birth: Feb., 1695, Germany
      Death: Aug. 10, 1784, Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
      Family links: Spouse: Maria Catherine Ambrose (1697 - 1780)
      Burial: Apples United Church of Christ Cemetery, Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
      Created by: robin murphy
      Record added: Mar 20, 2005
      Find A Grave Memorial# 10646881

      [Note by compiler: On his tombstone, his name is shown as "Mathys Ambro," and his birth date is shown as 7 February 1696.]
    Person ID I22575  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 

    Family 1 Elizabeth WILHIDE,   d. Abt 1732 
    Married Bef 1725  Germany? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Salome AMBROSE,   b. 1725, Germany? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1804, Nelson County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F9953  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine SPOHN,   b. Abt 1697,   d. Abt 1780, Frederick County, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Aft 11 Oct 1732  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 21:10:14 
    Family ID F9958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart