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Hans Graf
Birth: 1661
Zurich, Switzerland
Death: May 7, 1746
Groffdale
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA

~OUR FAMILIES ANCESTRAL ROOTS~


Hans was said to have been married twice, first was to Ursula Neukomm about 1683, and believed to have had one child through the marriage. Then later re-married to Susanna Orndorf about 1700 and had what was believed to have been ten children along with her.

West Earl Township Lancaster, Pennsylvania - He was the first settler in 1717, named in his honor 1729 "Earl being the English of Graf."

A stone was finally placed at his grave site, but his grave was unknown for quite some time. But after much searching it later was discovered in the graveyard of the Groff Meeting House. It was marked with only a simple slab of sandstone with the initials "H G". 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Susanna Kendig Groff (1678 - 1746)*
  Susanna Orndorf Graf (1680 - 1746)*
 
 Children:
  Hans Grof (____ - 1788)*
  Marcus Groff (1712 - 1791)*
  David Groff (1721 - 1784)*
  John Groff (1722 - 1797)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
HANS GRAF,
The first Settler,
Came from Switzerland A.D. 1696.
Settlement was made at the head of Groff's Run.
He purchased 1419 Acres of land from John
Richard, S Thomas Penn, for 141L. 18 S.
[equal to $686.80] along Groff's Run. He Built
a log Cabin on the old Groff farm A.D. 1717.
His purchase included the land on which the
Groffdale Meeting House is built.
Died A.D. 1746.

 
Burial:
Groffdale Mennonite Brick Church Cemetery
Leola
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: E.Renkin
Record added: Jul 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11282437
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Hans Graf
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