Anna Witmer Landis

Death 1725 (aged 53–54)
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 67090737 · View Source
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Anna was the first born child of Ulrich Witmer (b.1633, d.1685) and Barbara Ebbe (b.1643, d.?). Her parents were an Anti-Baptist family.

At the time of her birth this part of Steinsfurt, Germany was actually part of Switzerland. Some records suggest her ancestors used Widmer as their sir name.

Anna married the Mennonite Jacob Landis about 1688 in Zurich, Switzerland. Jacob knew her family growing up as he lived on a farm in the neighborhood.

Jacob's family immigrated during 1717 and then in 1722 they bought farm land in Lancaster Co., PA and relocated one last time.

The rest of Anna & Jacob's lives were spent on their farm of 200 acres on both sides of what is now know as "The Old Road".

Their son Benjamin was the first Mennonite preacher in the area and where they lived became the center of the Mellinger church activities.

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  • Created by: Jack Gilchrist
  • Added: 18 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 67090737
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Witmer Landis (Nov 1671–1725), Find a Grave Memorial no. 67090737, citing Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jack Gilchrist (contributor 47124171) .