|Birth: ||Feb. 24, 1735, Germany|
|Death: ||Jun. 25, 1812|
Jacob came from Wuerttemburg (according to the Adolf Gerber List) or Weisenberg, a small village in northeast Rhineland-Pfatz near the city of Koblenz. He emigrated to American on the ship "Nancy" with Capt. John Ewing, landing in Philadelphia on September 27, 1752. The ship came from Rotterdam via Cowes, England. He took the Oath of Allegiance the same day. (May have been a redemptioner?)
Jacob married Elizabeth Stump. His name has many spellings such as Neuferdt, Neuferth, Neuffer, etc. In 1757, he served with the Pennsylvania Militia as a private under Capt. John Nicholas Wettersholts, 1st Battalion. He served for three years during the French and Indian War, doing duty east of the Susquehanna River. His company was involved in many skirmishes with the Delaware Indians around the Blue Mountain area of Berks and Northhampton (now Lehigh) Counties. He was on duty with the command in Heidelberg Twp., Northampton County during March and April, 1758, protecting the people against Indian raids.
He was a farmer, weaver and a beekeeper and resided at Stoney Run (Wessnersville) near Kempton, Albany Township, Berks Co., PA. A John Neifert was among the remonstrants of Berks County that opposed calling a convention in 1779.
His will (written in old German script) was written November 1810, probated 27 July, 1812, Will Book A, page 601. Notes and bonds totaled $1,839.11, the proceeds from clothing and furniture amounted to $392.35. Assets were appraised at 1,952 pounds, 3 shillings.
Known children of Jacob and Elizabeth were:
Catherina Elizabeth md. Valentine Sorg
Johan Jacob md. Magdalena Breiner
Christina md. John Jacob Leiby
Johan "John" md. Maria Magdalena Petri
Johan Jacob Neifert (1765 - 1849)*
Christina Neifert Leiby (1775 - 1852)*
Johan Neifert (1777 - 1825)*
Note: No gravestone has been found to date.
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Nov 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31294381