the Hudson.  They had,been transported at the Queen's
     expense and "in this wilderness home, it Was allotted them,
     that they should manufacture tar and raise hemp to repay
     freightage, from Holland to England, and thence to New
     York. In this business, they were successful. However,
     they were released of all freightage upon them in 1713."
     (Rupp's History of Lancaster County.)
          While they were in Camp in England, five Indian chiefs
     who were in London to solicit aid against the French in
     Canada, saw the miserable condition of the Germans and
     commiserating them, one of them presented the Queen
     a tract of his land in Schoharie, New York for the use and
     benefit of the Germans.
          "About 150 of the families willing to avail themselves
     of the advantages of their present from the Indians to
     Queen Anne, moved through a dense forest to Schoharie,
     west of Albany, and seated themselves among their Mohawk friends.
     Here, their sufferings for a while, were great; they 
     were deprived of nearly all the necessaries of life.  Their 
     neighbors, like Indians, are wont not to do, laid up no 
     stores from which they could supply the wants of their white 
     brethren-depending entirely upon Nature's storehouse." 
     (Rupp's History.) 
        In Schoharie, they commenced building homes and im-
     proving the land.  They labored for ten years. when they
     were dispersed; and in 1723, a portion of them traveled over
     300 miles and seated themselves at Swatara and Tulpe-
     hocken in what is now Lebanon and Berks County, Pa.
        After Braddock's defeat (1755), the enemy Indians
     roamed unmolested and fearlessly along the Western lines
     of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, committing the
     most appalling outrages.  The settlement at Tulpehocken
     was destroyed and many inhabitants slaughtered or made
     captives.  A few of these escaped to the settlement of the
     "Sieben Taegar" at Ephrata where they were nursed and
     cared for.
         Johannes Lans was among the ones who settled at
                      The Landing of the Lantzs

         After 1710, the German Palatines kept coming to
     America, and settled in the vicinity of Philadelphia, espe-
     cially Berks, Lebanon, and Lancaster Counties; both banks
     of the Delaware River; and the vicinity of Hagerstown,