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Descendants of Johann Michael SCHLËYER

Second Generation


3. Johann Michael SCHLEIER Sr. 1 (Johann Michael ) was born 2 on 11 Aug 1755 in near Springtown, Pennsylvania. He died 3 on 29 Nov 1840 in near Springtown, Pennsylvania. He was buried 4 in "Old Williams Graveyard' St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Williams Twp., Northampton Co. Pa..

Jay WILLIS research:

NOTE: baptism record from Old Williams Lutheran church shows him as the son of J. Michael SCHLEYER and wife Margaretha

A review of the "Old Williams " St. Luke's Lutheran Church, WilliamsTwp., Northampton Co. Pa. cemetery records provides his date of birth and death; it is assumed he had two wives. He is listed as having taken communion on with parents, 6/15/1771; with father 6/6/1772 and12/5/1772; with sister Anna on 4/9/1774; with father and sister on5/25/1776; with sister Anna and brother Heinrich on 1/29/1777; by himself in 1784; with his wife Catharina, brother Heinrich and his wife, Margaretha in 1786.

Either he or his son served the "Old Williams " St. Luke's LutheranChurch as Overseer of the Poor in 1795 and as a Deacon in 1803 and 1807.

Believed to the " Michael Sloyer" appearing on muster roll for of Captain Manus Yost's
company of the First Regiment of Foot from Bucks County, PA for 1781during the Revolutionary War

"The Direct Tax of 1798, Springfield Township, Upper Bucks County." Michael Sloyer. Dwelling - 30X24 log house 1 story,barn, 107 acres .This may have been the original home of Michael Schleyer, the emigrant

from the records of Springfield Lutheran Church, Springfield, Bucks Co., PA
Michael SCHLEYER and his wife Catherine took communion 1792

Bucks Co Wills, 1785-1825, Book 5
Page 179. Barbara Shaffer of Springfield, Twp., Widow of George Shaffer.
January 31, 1789. Proved June 26, 1790. John Cyphert of Springfield Twp.
exr. Anthony Nichouse. Elizabeth his wife and their son George. George
Shively, son of George Shively, now living in Northampton Co. Minister and
Vestry of Lutheran Church. Wits: Mathias Shneider, Michael Ernst, Michael
Sloyer.


1800 US CENSUS, Pennsylvania, Bucks Co., Springfield Twp.
Michael SLOYER
3 males under 10
1 male between 26 and 45
1 female between 10 and 16
1 female between 16 and 26
1 female over 45


1810 US Census, Pennsylvania, Bucks Co. Pa. Springfield Township
p057 Michael Sloyer

1820 US Census Springfield Twp., Bucks Co. PA [Ancestry.com 1 of 11]
Name of head of household: Michael Sloyer
Number of free white males
45 and older-1
Number of free white females
16 to 26-1
45 and older-1

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Joyce GODFREY research
Indenture Deed, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster Co., PA; Group 2, Legal/Gov. Doc; Series IV Deeds/Survey/Maps
E-mail correspondence with Ann W. Upton, archivist
Deed dated Aug. 13, 1837

This indenture, made the thirteenth day of August in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and Thirty Six Between Michael SLOYER senior of the Township of Sprin Fields in the County of Bucks and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Gentleman) of the one part; And Michael SLOYER junior, of the Township of Lower Saucon in the County of Northampton and Commonwealth aforesaid (Farmer) of the other part... Michael Sr. sold, for $693.33 to Michael Jr., 42 and 3/4 acres in Northampton Co. it is witnessed by Samuel M. SLOYER and another, (Peter BEATIN?, Justice of the Peace). Michael Sloyer Sr., gives his mark in two places
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Jay WILLIS research:

1840 US Census, Pennsylvania, Bucks Co., Springfield Twp.

Michael SCHLOYER
Males 1 between 80-90 years of age (Michael b. 1755 and dies 11/29/40)
Females 1 between 30-40 years of age
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died at Age: 85y, 3m, 18d
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Jay WILLIS research
Bucks County Genealogy Project Court Record Board
(Abstract) File # 5259, Michael Schleir, Springfield Twp. Died Nov 1840. June 17,1841: No widow,children Jacob,Michael,henry,John and Catharine(wife of Henry Christine). Owned 175 acres. (Source Bucks Co,Orphans Court Records).
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Jay WILLIS research

Index of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, wills and administration records, 1684 to 1850
1841 Michael Sloyer, Springfield Twp. Admin# 7588
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Johann married Anna Catharina MILLER 1. Anna was born 2 on 5 Aug 1754. She died 3 on 21 Nov 1828. She was buried 4 in "Old Williams " St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Williams Twp., Northampton Co. Pa..

NOTE: Old Williams Church records show her as Michael's wife
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died at Age: 74y, 3m, 16d
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Jay WILLIS research

Northampton Co., Pennsylvania Wills

66 MILLER, Christian Moore twn yeoman 13-11-1784 - 27-11-1784 son George dau Anna-Maria (KAPLY) dau Anna-Margaret (SHANEBERGER) dau Maria-Fronica wife of Michael SWARTZ dau Catherine (SLAIGER) son Christian ex son in law Michael SWARTZ wit John HUGUS, Andrew KRAFT and Paul NELIG ******

They had the following children:

+ 7 M i Jacob SCHLEYER Sr.
+ 8 M ii Johann "Michael" SCHLEIER Jr.
  9 F iii Rebecca SCHLOYER was born 1 unknown. She died unknown.

Schleier-Schloyer-Sloyer Family Association Manuscript reports she had no issue.
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+ 10 M iv Heinrich SCHLEYER
+ 11 M v Johannes SCHLOYER
+ 12 F vi Catherine SCHLOYER

4. Anna SCHLEYER 1 (Johann Michael ) was born 2 on 9 Jul 1758. She died unknown. Anna was baptized 3 on 30 Jul 1758 in , , Northampton Co. Pa.- sponsers Conrad Vogelman and Anna .

Jay WILLIS research:

PENNSYLVANIA BIRTHS, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY (1733-1800) by John T. Humphrey.:Michael and Margaretha the parents of Anna Scheier baptised at WilliamsTwp., Northampton Co 9 Jul 1758.
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The Schleier-Schloyer-Sloyer Family Association Manuscript states that the immigrant Michael's daughter " Magdalena" marries Daniel Applebach. The "Old Williams'' Lutheran Church, Williams Twp. , Northampton Co. Pennsylvania records would lead you to beleive the daughter's name was Anna. Magdalena was wife of the immigrant JohannMichael Schleÿer b 1722 in Germany, also the name of his son's JohannHeinrich Schleÿer b 1759 wife. If you study the church records and esp the records of who attended communion and was confirmed you will find : :Michael and Margaretha the parents of Anna Schleier baptised at Williams Twp., Northampton Co 9 Jul 1758. There is no baptism for a daughter Magdalena or any other record for that matter. Michael Schleier and wife Margaretha are listed as Communicants on Easter 4/19/1767 and again with son Michael on 6/15/1771. Only father and son are listed on 6/6/1772 and 12/5/1772. Wife Margaretha is not mentioned again after June 1771 so it is assumed she died. Daughter Anna is confirmed on Good Friday 1773 and took first communion with father and brother Michael on Easter 1773. Father and son Michael are also joined by daughter Anna on 12/18/1773 and 5/25/1776. Subsequent notation never includes two Michaels so it is assumed that Father, Michael Schleier has died. Anna appears on 4/9/1774 and again with her brothers Michael and Heinrich on 1/29/1779, Anna Schleier never appears again but on 5/28/1780 Anna Applebach took communion and likewise she never appear before or after. I beleive Anna is the daughter who married Daniel Applebach
Linda Gross Klosek 7/2002: The two daughters, Anna and Magdalena Schleier, are confusing! I have no info on Anna other than the communions etc. from Old Wms. as you have. I also have no info on Magdalena other than what is in the manuscript. They had Daniel Applebach, b. July 12, 1788 as her husband but I wonder if that is correct. The Springfield Cem. has a Daniel Applebach listed in the cemetery records with that same birthdate but another tombstone on the same cemetery has a Catherine Applebach, wife of Daniel and Daughter of Paul and Christianna Apple, b. Dec. 29, 1788 and dying 4 years before Daniel. Do you have or have access to the Springfield (Trinity Church) records in Pleasant Valley? If you don't, perhaps I could check the Bethlehem Library to see if they have them and possibly I could find something there. I really didn't follow that line in my book, other than what the manuscript had.
Now one might think it was Anna Magdalena- but at that time the baptism records would have most likely read that way.
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Anna married Daniel APPLEBACH. Daniel was born 1 in 1788. He died unknown.

They had the following children:

+ 13 M i Paul APPLEBACH
  14 M ii Henry APPLEBACH was born 1 unknown. He died 2 unknown.
  15 M iii William APPLEBACH was born unknown. He died unknown.
  16 F iv Hannah APPLEBACH was born unknown. She died unknown.
  17 F v Catherine APPLEBACH was born unknown. She died unknown.
  18 F vi Lucy Ann APPLEBACH was born unknown. She died unknown.
  19 F vii Belle APPLEBACH was born unknown. She died unknown.

5. Johann "Heinrich" SCHLEYER 1 (Johann Michael ) was born 2 on 25 Nov 1759 in Springtown, Pennsylvania. He died 3 on 8 Sep 1834 in Northampton Co. Pennsylvania. He was buried 4 in Old Williams Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery; Northampton Co., Pennsylvania. Johann was baptized 5 on 12 Dec 1759 in OWELCNC, Pennsylvania. He was baptized 6 in Name spelled "Schleyer". He was confirmed 8 on 26 May 1776 in OWELCNC, Pennsylvania. He was counted in a census in 1790 in , , Pa. "Henry Slayer" 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16 and . He was counted in a census in 1800 in Lower Saucon Twp, Northampton Co, Pa. "Henry Schleyer".

Jay WILLIS research:

NOTE: Old Williams Church baptism records identify him as a son of J. Michael & Margaetha

1790 US Census Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Name of head of household: Henry Slayer
1- Number of free white males of sixteen years and older
2- Number of free white males under sixteen years
3- Number of free white females

1800 US Census Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Name of head of household: Henry Schleyer
Number of free white males and females in age categories
2-Males under 10 (John b 1797, George b 4/1800)
2-Males 10 to 16 (Michael Schloyer b 1785; Daniel Sloyer b 1786)
2-Males 26 to 45(Heinrich Schleyer b 1759 & John Vogt if Margaret married in 1810?)
2-Females under 10 (Margaretha Schleyer b 1787 & ?)
1-Females 16 to 26 (Catharina Schloyer b 1783)
1-Females 26 to 45 (Margaretha nee Christine Schleyer)

1810 US Census Lower Saucon Township, Northampton Co. Pennsylvania
Name of head of household: Henry Sloyer
Number of free white males and females in age categories
2-Males 10 to 16 ( George b 1800; John b 1797)
2-Males 16 to 26 (Daniel Sloyer b 1786 &?)
1-Males 45 and older (Heinrich Schleyer b 1759)
1-Females 16 to 26 (Margaretha Schleyer b 1787)
1-Females 45 and older (Margaretha nee Christine Schleyer)

1820 US Census Lower Saucon Twp., Northampton Co. PA [Ancestry.com 10 of 14]
Name of head of household: Henry Schleyer
Number of free white males
0 to 10-1 (John Sloyer b 1816)
10 to 16-1 (George Sloyer b 1800)
Males 16 to 18-1 (George Sloyer b 1800)
16 to 26-1 (Michael Sloyer b 1785)
45 and older-1 (Heinrich Schleyer b 1759)
Number of free white females
0 to 10-1 (Maria Sloyer b1819)
45 and older-1 (Catherine Schleyer)
Number engaged in agriculture-1
Number engaged in manufacture-1

1830 US Census Springfield Twp., Bucks Co. PA [Ancestry.com 9 of 11]
Name of head of household: Henry Sawyer
Number of free white males
30 to 40 -1 (Michael Schloyer b 1785 or George Sloyer b 1800?)
70 to 80-1 (Heinrich Schleyer b 1759)
Number of free white females
50 to 60-1 (Catherine Schleyer)
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Excerpts from the writing of David H. Bera, Springtown, Bucks County, PA on May 25, 1895 provided by Sherry Jones, sherrysj@mchsi.com:
To John H. Zeiner of Filmore, Indiana
Dear Sir,
The following is an outline of the history of the people of the first settlers on the South Mountain commonly called Swope Hill. Some of the first settlers who settled in Bucks and Northampton Counties in Pennsylvania on the South Mountain the most southerly range of the Blue Mountains in eastern Pennsylvania such as the Zeiners, the Christines, the Reichards, the Grubes, the Schliriers, (Sloyers) etc. came originally from Wurtemberg, Germany and since their native country being a very hilly one, when they came to America seeking a home they selected a place similar to the one from whence they came, but always near a spring of water. The fertile valleys appeared to them too wild to make a home there.
These people in the country of Wurtemberg are called Swopes, and their country Swopeland and therefore the South Mountain is frequently nicknamed Swope Hill on account of the origin of the first settlers.
These immigrants all belonged to the Lutheran Sect or denomination, and their church and burial place was "Williams Township". When they came to America they brought their original habits, which were honesty, industry, frugality, and contentment. Pride and ostentation was not known among them. Women worked in the fields with the men. Refinement and high living was unknown to them. Real poverty was not found amongst them. They had some learning but their religion was only in form. Their mode of life was, with the original ones, nearly the same here as in their native land.

…… The first Christine settled about a half mile north west of Houpt's Mill on the lands formerly belonging to Peter Grube (Little Petty Grube) and George Reichard. The Reichards settled about two miles north of Houpt's Mill toward the William Township Church. Of the Sloyers, Henry settled near George Zeiner, and the other Michael settled about a mile west of Houpt's Mill. (Houpt's Mill is two miles east of Springtown). (William Township Church is three miles north east of Houpt's Mill).
The first Christine had a family of boys and girls, to wit Nicholas, Peter, George, Daniel, George Zeiner's first wife, and Henry Sloyers first and second wife.
These Wurtembergers were in the habit of marring together, so in time whole Swope Hill appeared to be one family, and at funerals it was somewhat difficult to find help outside of the relatives. So the saying was that whole Swope Hill was like a field of flour overspun with flax ________. If a person would fall in at one end it would shake the whole hill.
……. Abraham Sloyer now owns the George Zeiner farm. He is the grandson of Henry Sloyer above named, who was a brother-in-law to George Zeiner. Henry Adams and Emanuel now owns the original Christine Farm. George Kunsman (now deceased) and the above named Abraham Sloyer now owns the original Henry Sloyer Farm. Rev. P. Diehl and Chapman Wolbach own the original Michael Sloyer farm etc. all belonged to Old John Sloyer once the father of John R. Sloyer.
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from the records of the Reformed Congregation in Lower Saucon Twp., Northampton Co., PA (research by Jay WILLIS)
Heinrich and Catrina SCHLAYER served as sponsors for Johann Heinrih LAUDENBERGER (born Jul 11, 1816, baptised Oct 13, 1816) son of Anton and Catrina
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Johann married (1) Margaretha "Margaret" CHRISTINE 1 daughter of Peter CHRISTINE and Anna Margaretha GRILL. Margaretha was born unknown in Pennsylvania. She died 2 before 1812.

NOTE: Margaretha is identified as the wife of Heinrich in the Old Williams Church baptism records
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Jay WILLIS research

Christine, Margaret
Posted by: Martha Cross Sargent <http://www.pa-roots.org/data/profile.php?19,33> (IP Logged)
Date: July 17, 2005 06:10PM
File #2841 - Margaret Christine Sep 28, 1820 - Seven children: Daniel (eldest son), Peter, Nicholas, George, Mary (wife of George Zeiner), Margaret (deceased, wife of Henry Slauyer, children Michael, Daniel, John, George, Catherine Warich(?), Margaret Fought, Elizabeth), Sarah (wife of D. George Eckert), Catherine (wife of Henry Slauyer), (eight listed). Owned 100 acres. Sep 5, 1821 - Seven children: Peter, Daniel, Nicholas, George, Mary (wife of George Signer), Catherine Wife of Henry Sloyer, Sarah (Geroge Acart's widow), Margaret (deceased, seven children: Michael, Daniel, John, George, Catherine, Margaret and Elisabeth, all over 21. Owned 129 acres. May 27, 1822 - Children Margaret, Daniel (eldest son), Peter, Nicholas, George, Mary (wife of George Signer), Rebecca (deceased, wife of Henry Sloyer, seven children: Michael, Daniel, John, George, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Margaret-wife of George Warrart[?]), Catherine (wife of Henry Sloyer who was previously married to Rebecca), Sally (wife of George Eckart). Note: Names spelled as in record. (MCS) (Source: Book 2, Orphans Court Records, Bucks Co., Pa.)
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They had the following children:

  20 F i Catharina SCHLAHER 1 was born on 7 Mar 1783. She died unknown. Catharina was baptized 2 on 30 Mar 1783 in OWELCCNC, Pennsylvania.

Linda M. Klosek, 250 Years of The Sloyer-Schloyer-Schleyer-Scheier Family 1752-2002. states that possibly may have married Anton Laudenberger with a son Johan Henrich Laudenberger baptised at Lower Saucon b 7/11/1816 and baptised 10/13/1816 with Henrich Schlayer and wife Catrina as sponsors. If so this would have been baby's grandfather and step grandmother. Will of Catharina's grandmother Margaretha Christine in Sept of 1820 and again in May of 1822 indicates married to a Warrart/Warich?
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        Catharina married ? WARRANT OR WARICH. ? WARRANT OR WARICH was born unknown. He died unknown.
+ 21 M ii Michael SCHLOYER
+ 22 M iii Daniel SLOYER
+ 23 F iv Margaretha SCHLOYER
+ 24 M v John SCHLOYER
+ 25 M vi George SLOYER

Johann married (2) Catharina CHRISTINE 1 daughter of Peter CHRISTINE and Anna Margaretha GRILL on 12 Jan 1812. Catharina was born unknown in Pennsylvania. She died unknown.

NOTE: is identified as the wife of Heinrich in Old Williams Church baptism records
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Baptism records indicate daughter was born out of wedlock

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They had the following children:

  26 F vii Susannah SCHLEYER was born 1 on 26 May 1813 in Pennsylvania. She died unknown. Susannah was baptized 2 on 25 Aug 1813 in Old Williams Lutheran Church.

Birth Records - Northampton County
Susanna Schleyer, daughter of Heinrich and Catharina Schleyer, was born 26 Mar 1813 and bapt. 25 Aug 1813; sponsors were Philip and Barbara Kunzman.(Source: Baptismal Records of Williams Township Congregation, Northampton Co., Pa.)

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Schleier-Schloyer-Sloyer Family Association Manuscript and Linda M. Klosek, 250 Years of The Sloyer-Schloyer-Schleyer-Scheier Family 1752-2002 indicated married Samuel Bachman with children Isaac, Aaron, Tighman, William, Reuben, Benjamin and Annie however no supporting document and Samuel father of Aaron was married to Violetta, both are buried at Durham
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