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Matthias Irion
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Birth: 1702
Talheim (Tuttlingen)
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: 1763
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

Matthias was the son of Heinrich Irion and Maria Magdalena Conradi. He was born in Talheim, District of Tuttlingen, on the Danube in Germany. The Lutheran Evangelical Church there, pictured on the top right, was built in 1600 and was presumably where he was baptised.
By 1730 he had moved to Graben, District of Karlsruhe, on the Rhine, where he married Maria Magdalena Pfister. They had one child, Eva, in Graben, then emigrated to America, arriving in Philadelphia in 1732. Unable to pay his passage, he entered into 3 years and 9 months of indentured servitude to farmer David Kaufman of Oley, Pennsylvania (the farm pictured at the right below the church). By 1744 Matthias had his own farm in what is now Lynn Township of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. He named 5 children in his will: George, Conrad, Elizabeth, Susannah, and Jacob. Because he was illiterate and could not spell his own name, his descendants adopted various spellings, including Yerian, Yarian, Yearian, Yerion, Yaryan, and Yerigan.

Photo of Kaufman farm courtesy of Janice Gibson. 
Family links: 
  Maria Magdalena Pfister Irion
  Elizabeth Yerian Biel*
  Jacob Yerian (____ - 1814)*
  Eva Irion (1731 - ____)*
  George Yerian (1733 - 1804)*
  Conrad Yerian (1737 - 1795)*
  Susanna Yerian Leiby (1740 - 1805)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Carl Bennett
Record added: Dec 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17122133
Matthias Irion
Added by: KS Tobias
Matthias Irion
Added by: Carl Bennett
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In honor of my 7th great grandfather
- Suzy Davidson
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014

- Daniel Edward Vogler
 Added: Dec. 26, 2012
For my 6th Great Grandad. RIP
- Junrue
 Added: Sep. 30, 2012
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