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 Jacob Kurtz

Jacob Kurtz

Birth
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 Apr 1846 (aged 75)
North Lawrence, Stark County, Ohio, USA
Burial Stark County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 5655773 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Buck Thesing
  • Added: 1 Aug 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5655773
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Kurtz (13 Apr 1770–1 Apr 1846), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5655773, citing Kurtz Cemetery, Stark County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Buck Thesing (contributor 46492793) .