Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameMathias Gmelin 107, 7G Grandfather, M
Birth31 Jan 1677, Vaihingen an der Enz, Ludwigsburg, W├╝rttemberg107,58
Death17 Apr 1756, Worcester Twp., Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, U.S.A107,58
BurialMethacton Mennonite Church, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania107
FatherJeremias Gmelin Jr. , M (1643-1714)
MotherChristina Zimmerman , F (1644-1707)
1Maria Barbara Unknown 107, 7G Grandmother, F
Birth1691, Germany107
Death27 Sep 1756, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA107,58
BurialMethacton Mennonite Cemetery, Norristown, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania, USA107
ChildrenMaria Christiana (Christina) , F (ca1716->1792)
 Rosina Margaretha , F (1717-)
 Christian , M
Notes for Mathias Gmelin
The postulated birthplace of Vaihingen an der Enz is based on the research of Dr. Richard S. Simpson who found a Mathias Gmelin listed in the Kirchenbuch there with the exact birthdate as this Mathias Gmelin.107,117

From Kathie Weigel: “The 1877 Gmelin genealogy [Moritz Gmelin, "Stammbaum der Familie Gmelin" (Karlsruhe: G. Braun'schen Hofbuchhandlung, 1877)] says that Jeremias' son Mathias was a Pietist who went to Schwarzenau and then they lost track of him. The notes in the book say that he does not appear in the Schwarzenau Church Book (not unusual, since a Pietist would avoid the established church). So his children may have been born in that region of Germany, which is now part of Nordheim-Westphalia.”107

Immigrated to Pennsylvania where he was naturalized in Philadelphia Co. 9 Jan 1729/30.107

He purchased land in Worcester Township northwest of Germantown in 1734 and became established at Methacton Hill (today’s Fairview Village north of Norristown). In 1747 he advertised in Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette that his Negro servant, Jack Tross, had run away.117
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