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Jurg Phillip Philhower

Death 2 Apr 1803 (aged 78-79)
Tewksbury, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: burial on family farm
Memorial ID 75453727 · View Source
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Jurg was born in Germany and was twenty-four when he came to America on a ship named Patience. He arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 16, 1748.

Jurg Philhower was about twenty-nine and Mary Margarethan Mueller was about twenty-five when they married on January 16, 1753 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

They moved to Hunterdon County, New Jersey and in 1758 built their home there.

Jurg became the overseer of the roads in Hunterdon County on March 11, 1777.

Their known children:

Elizabeth Philhower (Apgar)(b.1753 d.1848)
Christopher Philhower (b.1754 d.1846)
John Philhower (b.1760 d.1820)
Jacob Philhower (b.1765 d.1845)
Mary Philhower (b.1768 d.1769)DY
Ann Catherine Philhower (Fleming)
(b.1769 d.1856)
Mary Philhower (Sutton)(b.1771 d.1858)
Peter Philhower (b.1772 d.1858)
William Philhower (b.1774 d.1839)
Gertrude Charity Philhower (Hoffman)
(b.1776 d.1849)

They had been married fifty-four years when Jurg died in 1803 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

(Tewksbury, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, February 10, 1803)

Philip Philhower bequeathed to wife, Mary, possession of real and personal estate during her widowhood. After wife's decease or marriage, whole estate to be sold. Eldest son, Christopher, $30 for his birthright. Son, William, $30. Residue of proceeds from personal estate to be equally divided between my 5 sons and 4 daughters, to wit: sons, Christopher, John, Jacob, William and Peter, daughters, Elizabeth, Anna, Mary and Charity. The money from sale of real estate to be divided so said sons have each 2 shares and said daughters, each one share.

Executors - sons, Christopher and John. Witness - John Haas, Benjamin Robeson and Jacob Apgar. Proved April 2, 1803.

February 26, 1803. Inventory, $408.40; made by John Haas and Joshua Farley.}}

According to family tradition, Jurg was buried on the grounds of the family farm.

Jurg lived to about age 79.

Bio courtesy of Steve Neilson



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