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Jacob Kurtz
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Birth: Apr. 13, 1770
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1846
North Lawrence
Stark County
Ohio, USA

Jacob Kurtz is the third of eight persons to be buried in the Kurtz Cemetery, the cemetery that he carved out of the southeast corner of his 160 acre farm. The cemetery is three rods (49.5 feet) by three rods.

Jacob is the son of Stephan Kurtz, an Amish immigrant from Switzerland. Stephan was one of the founders of the first Amish settlement in the United States, The Northkill Settlement in Berks County, Pennsylvania. It appears Jacob and Sarah had a religious rebirth. Around 1813, Jacob and his wife packed up their six children and walked about 500 miles to North Lawrence, a few miles west of Massillon, Ohio. Once there they alligned themselves with either the Mennonites or the United Bretheren. Their seventh child Henry was not born until 1817, well after their settlement in North Lawrence.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Seiver Kurtz (1772 - 1849)
 
 Children:
  Adam Kurtz (1801 - 1847)*
  John Kurtz (1805 - 1838)*
  Stephen Kurtz (1810 - 1880)*
  Henry Kurtz (1817 - 1843)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Kurtz Cemetery
Stark County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Buck Thesing
Record added: Aug 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5655773
Jacob Kurtz
Added by: Brenda Wise
 
 
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