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Herman Godshalk

Also Known As: "Godshalk (Godtschalk)", "Herman H. Godshalk", "Herman Godshalk"
Birthplace: Goch, Kleve, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Death: 1785 (86-87)
Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Bishop Jacob Godshalk; Jacob Henrichs Godshall van der Heggen and Aeltien Gottschalk
Husband of Eva Doors Gottschalk; Barbara Godshalk (Gottschalk) and Agnes Godshalk
Father of Eve Custer Short; Henry Johnson Godshalk; William Johnson Godshalk; Margaret Johnson Hendricks; Nicholas Johnson Godshalk and 3 others
Brother of Godshalk Godshalk; Bishop Jan "John" Godshalk; Magdalena Nash; Anna Custer; Elizabeth Godshalk and 2 others

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About Herman Godshalk

Herman Hermans Godshalk was born in 1698 in Goch, Germany. He married Agnes Johnson, daughter of Claus Johnson and Catherine Conrad, circa 1720-1725. He died in 1785 in Doylestown, New Britain Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, at age 87 years.

--Source of information: Harry ADAMS (Bedminster, PA); He was the youngest son of Jacob the immigrant and was assumed to have been born in Goch in the late 1690's and shortly before the family emigrated to Pennsylvania. He was married twice, but all of his children are thought to be issue of his first wife Agnes, probably the daughter of Claus (Nichlaus) Johnson or Janson, whom he married between 1720 and 1725. Agnes Godshalk died between 1744 and 1756. Herman Godshalk then married Barbara (maiden name unknown). Barbara Godshalk is probably buried under the stone marker in the Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery, marked "B.G. 1771". In 1772 he sold the last of his land and his wife's name was not listed in the conveyance. Herman inherited the plantation on which his father, Jacob lived most of his life. He also purchased land in Towamencin shortly after reaching his majority and probably about the time of his marriage to Agnes. On 20 December 1720, he bought about 150 acres bordering to the southeast of his father's farm, from James and Martha STEEL of Philadelphia. On 5 July 1727, Herman and Agnes sold 58 acres and 35 perches to his sister Magdalena and her husband William NASH. On 12 October 1744, he sold the balance of about 100 acres in the tract to Isaac KRALL and it is assumed that he moved to his father's farm. He received a patent for a narrow strip of land (181.5' x 3506.25') containing 13 acres and 125 perches from the Penns. It extended northwest from present-day Kulpsville between Jacob Godshalk's farm and Sumneytown Pike. The Towamencin Meetinghouse stands on this land. Herman and his second wife, Barbara sold half of this tract to Isaac KRALL on 9 June 1756 and sold the other half to his sister-in-law Eve GODSHALK, widow of Godshalk Godshalk, by 1764.

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Herman Godshalk's Timeline

Goch, Kleve, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania
Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States
Towamencin Township, Montgomery County, PA
Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
July 22, 1737
Towamencin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, Towamencin Township, Philadelphia, Colony of Pennsylvania, British Colonial America