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Jacob Hertzler
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Birth: 1703
Bern, Switzerland
Death: 1786
Hamburg
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA

"Bishop" Jacob Hertzler, first known Amish Bishop in America, was born in 1703 in Canton Bern, Switzerland. He died in 1786 in Hamburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was buried in Northkill Amish Cemetery, two miles west of Hamburg, Pennsylvania. He immigrated on September 9, 1749 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There is a book about his life called, "Life and Times of Jacob Hertzler: Pioneer Amish Bishop 1703 - 1786". In this book, you will also learn about the first known Amish school in America, which was organized on Hertzler's homestead. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine Ruegy Hertzler*
 
 Children:
  Catherine Hertzler Hochstetler (____ - 1800)*
  John Hertzler (1729 - 1801)*
  Christian Hertzler (1744 - 1817)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Northkill Amish Burial Ground
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Janet Euler- Brady
Record added: Sep 04, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15614841
Jacob Hertzler
Added by: Janet Euler- Brady
 
 
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Rest in peace 7G Grandfather...
- carolyn carolla
 Added: Dec. 4, 2014
Go With God Grandfather
- Georgia Lyster
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014
Some day when God calls me home, I will meet you. I am one of your many, many descendants, 10th generation and 2 more generations after me, I am a grandma.
- Stephanie
 Added: Aug. 17, 2014
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