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Jacob Hertzler
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Birth: 1703
Bern, Switzerland
Death: 1786
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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  Catherine Ruegy Hertzler*
  Catherine Hertzler Hochstetler (____ - 1800)*
  John Hertzler (1729 - 1801)*
  Christian Hertzler (1744 - 1817)*
*Calculated relationship
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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Thanks for crossing the big ocean. My 9th Great Grandfather
- NaTashia
 Added: May. 16, 2015
My 6th great-grandfather!!
- Christine Finland
 Added: May. 14, 2015
My 6th Great Grandfather. Thank you for coming to America.
- Jennette
 Added: Apr. 25, 2015
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