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Col Philip Frederick Antes

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Col Philip Frederick Antes

  • Birth 5 Jul 1730 Frederick, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 29 Sep 1801 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 50005367

Col./Judge Philip Frederick Antes b. 05 JUL 1730 Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; d. 29 SEP 1801 Lancaster Co., PA; buried: "*in the churchyard of the German Reformed congregation"; m.#1 Barbara Tyson; m.#2 Elizabeth Catharine Schuler.

NOTE: *It is not known at this time if Col. Antes was buried in a local German Reformed cemetery in Lancaster County where he died or if his earthly remains were removed to a family plot in another county (e.g. Montgomery County, Philadelphia County, etc.).

NOTE: On November 19, 1764, Col. Philip Frederick Antes was appointed a justice of the peace for Philadelphia County; reappointed: May 23, 1770, April 27, 1772.

m.#1 01 MAY 1755 Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; Barbara Tyson b. DEC 1732 Towamencin Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; d. 06 FEB 1775 Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; buried: (place unknown).

CHILDREN (All born Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., PA):

1) Christina Elizabetha Antes b. 22 JAN 1757
2) Anna-Maria Antes b. 14 FEB 1760
3) male infant Antes b./d. 25 OCT 1762
4) John Henry Antes b. 13 FEB 1766

m.#2 1775 Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; Elizabeth Catharine Schuler b. Abt. 1755 Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; d. 15 DEC Bet. 1816-1818 Selinsgrove, Snyder Co, PA; buried: (place unknown).

NOTE: Elizabeth Catharine Schuler is both spouse and niece-in-law to Col./Judge Philip Frederick Antes. She is the daughter of Philip's first wife Barbara's sister Elizabeth Tyson and their step-brother Wilhelm "William" Schuler.


1) Catharine Antes b. 03 JUL 1777 Frederick Twp., Montgomery Co., PA. NOTE: On 12 JUL 1796, Catharine Antes became the second wife of Simon Snyder, afterwards the Governor of Pennsylvania.

NOTES: From "The Antes Family: A few historical highlights" (his Last Will & Testament can be found here as well) [cut & paste]: Justice of Peace, Philadelphia County; British laid a price on his head for his ardent patriotism; cast first cannon (18 pounder) at Warwick Furnace; member, Pennsylvania Provincial Council; Judge of Election, Philadelphia County, 08 JUL 1776; member, Pennsylvania State Convention, 15 JUL 1776; member, Pennsylvania General Assembly; Colonel, Philadelphia County Militia; one of those named to sign issue of $200,000 paper money issued 10 APR 1777; move to Northumberland County, 1779, (impoverished by war); As did his brother, Philip Frederick Antes served in various county (then Northumberland, now Lycoming) posts after the war: Justice of the Peace, County Commissioner, Judge of the court of Common Pleas.

COURTESY OF FIND-A-GRAVE VOLUNTEER MARGUERITE (#48040627) 22 NOV 2014: Philip Frederick Antes held several public offices, was a member of the provincial council and of the general and state assemblies, judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and a Colonel of state militia. He was so conspicuous and ardent a patriot during the revolution that the British offered a reward for his head. In 1776, in company with a Mr. Ports of Warwick Furnace, he successfully cast an eighteen-pounder, the first cannon ever made in America.

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  • Created by: Kati McSweeney
  • Added: 21 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50005367
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col Philip Frederick Antes (5 Jul 1730–29 Sep 1801), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50005367, citing First Reformed Church Memorial Garden, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kati McSweeney (contributor 46899027) .