|Death: ||Jul. 7, 1781|
The following information is excerpted from the Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography, available online.
Adam Deshler, son of Captain David and Maria (Wuster) Deshler, was among the pioneer settlers of Whitehall township, Lehigh county, Pennsylvania.
He was one of the most successful farmers in the township. From 1756 to 1758 he furnished provisions for the provincial troops in the French and Indian War.
In the year 1760, Adam Deshler built a stone house... giving unmistakable evidence by its heavy walls, that it was built to serve other purposes than those of an ordinary farm home. Adjoining the stone building upon the north, was a large frame building in which twenty soldiers might be comfortably quartered, and a considerable quantity of military stores kept. During the Indian troubles this place was a kind of military-post, furnished gratuitously by Adam Deshler, who was one of the most liberal and humane men in the region. [See the wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Deshler]
He was a member of the Egypt Reformed congregation, and is buried in the graveyard there. His last will and testament, dated January 22, 1772, was probated September 20, 1781.
Adam and Apollonia Deshler had seven children, namely : Eva Catharine, born 1729, died June 2, 1816; David,born 1734, died December 24, 1796; Peter,born March 18, 1743, died September 28, 1800; Adam, born October i, 1745, died February 24, 1790; Juliana, born May 7, 1746, died March 12, 1840; Barbara, born November 2, 1747, died October 10, 1832; Catharine, born 1751, died February 11, 1825.
Hannah Appolonia Deshler (1708 - 1783)
Eva Catherine Deshler Burkhalter (1729 - 1816)*
David Deshler (1734 - 1796)*
Adam Deshler (1745 - 1790)*
Adam Deschler (1745 - 1790)*
Catharine Deshler Kern (1746 - 1815)*
Anna Barbara Deshler Boehm (1747 - 1832)*
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