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Johannes Redcay

Death 1836 (aged 56–57)
Burial Gibraltar, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 62718317 · View Source
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Other name variations: Rathje, Redtkey, Redtkey, Retrke, Rethre

John Redcay, son of Elias, was born in Robeson township, Berks county, about 1779. On April 10, 1810, he, with his father, purchased a farm of John Barr, in Exeter township, which they farmed until 1823, when they sold out. He then moved to a farm near Schwartzwald in Exeter, which had a clover mill on it. There he remained until his death, in 1836, and he is buried in St. John's graveyard at Gibraltar. About 1807 he married Esther Rhoads, of Amity township, and they had children as follows: (1) Mary, born Oct. 14, 1807, m. Thomas Lewis. (2) Betzy, born April 10, 1809, m. Pete Romig, and died Oct. 16, 1851. (3) John, born April 25, 1810, m. Phoebe Schrack, who was born Oct. 31, 1817, and died Feb. 13, 1854. He passed away in July, 1848. (4) Daniel, born Feb. 1, 1812, m. Abby Kint, (born April 18, 1818, died April 13, 1904), and died June 1, 1890. (5) Jacob, born June 13, 1816, and died unmarried Dec. 18, 1898. (6) Catharine m. John Lewis.


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In 1868 his wife Esther, using name Hetty, applied for widow's benefits for John's service in War of 1812; as a private with Capt. Henry Willoz. Esther used the spelling of Redtkey in the application.
Roll of Capt. Henry Willoz's Company

Muster roll of Capt. Henry Willoz's company, in the First regiment, Second brigade, Pennsylvania militia, under command of Lieut. Col. Jeremiah Shappel, at York, Pa. In service from August 28, 1814 to (not mentioned), from Berks county.

Captain: Henry Willoz

First Lieutenant: William Harman

Ensign: John Herberling

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  • Created by: N.D. Scheidt
  • Added: 9 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62718317
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johannes Redcay (1779–1836), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62718317, citing Saint Johns UCC Cemetery, Gibraltar, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by N.D. Scheidt (contributor 47099775) .