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Capt Philip Christian Enders
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1740, Germany
Death: Feb. 26, 1809
Enders
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

Johann Philip Enders, known as PHILIP CHRISTIAN ENDERS, was born July 22,1740 in Breunigweiler, Palatine, Germany. On May 13, 1764 he married ANNA APOLONIA DEGAN, who was born January 12, 1746 in nearby Sippersfeld, Palatine, Germany. The parents of Philip Christian Enders were Johann Conrad Enders, birth and death unknown, Breunigweiler, Nassau, Germany and Maria Catherina Geissel, born. 1700 death unknown, Sippersfeld, Nassau, Germany. They were married June 21, 1718 in Sippersfeld, Germany. The parents of Anna Apolonia Degan were Johann Conrad Degen, born 1700 died 1752, Hesse, Germany and Susanne Elizabeth Hohmann, birth and death, unknown. They were married September 5, 1730 in Sippersfeld, Germany.

Philip Christian Enders entered the German Army during the Seven Years War (1756-1763), fighting in numerous battles, serving under Prince Wilhelm Heinrich. Philip served with distinction and rose to the rank of Captain and was assigned to the Royal Guard, serving in the Royal Household of Prince Henry of Nassau. He resigned his commission on February 20, 1764 and on May 14, 1764 married Anna Apolonia Degen.

On June 27, 1764, Philip and Anna left their homeland and sailed on the English ship "Jeneffer," arriving in Philadelphia on November 5, 1764. They eventually settled in Jackson Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. Captain Enders served in the American Revolution in the Pennsylvania Militia.

Philip and Anna had 14 children. Today, over 1000 of their descendants are members of The Enders Family Association. Anna died in 1796 and Philip in 1809. Both were buried in a family plot not far from their homestead. A group of descendants organized in 1885 and formed The Enders Monumental Association. In 1890 they erected a memorial monument. A second monument was erected in 1984.


 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anna Apolonia Degen Enders (1746 - 1796)
 
 Children:
  John Philip Enders (1766 - 1796)*
  Margaret Eva Enders (1768 - 1792)*
  George Michael Enders (1772 - 1832)*
  John George Enders (1774 - 1835)*
  Margaret Martha Enders Baughman (1777 - 1864)*
  Christina Jane Enders Miller (1779 - 1851)*
  Catharine Enders Phillips (1783 - 1844)*
  John Conrad Enders (1788 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Philip Christian Enders Memorial Cemetery
Enders
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Russ Ottens
Record added: Jun 19, 2009
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Capt Philip Christian Enders
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Capt Philip Christian Enders
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Capt Philip Christian Enders
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In memory of my fourth great grandfather.
- L.M.
 Added: May. 17, 2016
Rest in peace.
- L.M.
 Added: Aug. 3, 2014

- DAR Harrisburg Chapter R.I.P.
 Added: Sep. 28, 2013
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