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Descendants of Rev Henry Landis

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  • ID: I525983392
  • Name: Veronica GROFF
  • Given Name: Veronica
  • Surname: Groff
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1706 in Germantown, Philadelphia Co, PA
  • Death: 1752/1754 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
  • Note:
    Veronica's father, Hans Conrad Groff, immigrated to America in 1696. He lived in Germantown and then made his way to Lancaster Cnty with other Mennonite families. It is possible he owned land near Jacob Landis along the Lincoln Highway

    He is also known as Hans Graf, Graff or Graeff.
    Graf in German means earl. And Earl Twp, Lancaster Co, PA was named for Hans Graf.

    He was one of the wealthiest settlers in the area.

    He moved to W. Earl Twp in 1717 where he bought 1,419 acres from Thomas Penn (Deeded in 1737,located between Leola and New Holland in the area of Groffdale.

    Veronica's father, Hans, was a wagoneer.

    Veronica inherited a portion of the farm and sold all but 1 acre to her brother David. The 1 acre Henry and Veronica gave to Groffdale Mennonite Church for the cemetery (This land had been used as a graveyard previously.)

    Hans built a grist mill at the intersection of the Conestoga and Cocalico Creeks which was probably the first mill in Lancaster Cnty.


    Father: Hans Conrad GROFF (GRAF) b: 1 Jul 1683 in Sinsheim, Germany.
    Mother: Susan Orendorf KENDIG b: 1678 in Ittlingen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany.

    Marriage 1 Henry LANDIS b: 1700 in Europe
    • Married: abt 1728 in
    Children
    1. Has Children Henry LANDIS, JR b: 4 Mar 1751 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
    2. Has No Children Mary LANDIS b: Abt 1732
    3. Has Children Frena LANDIS b: abt 1733
    4. Has Children Anna Groff LANDIS b: 1734 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
    5. Has Children Christina LANDIS b: abt 1735 in Lancaster Co, PA
    6. Has Children Susanna LANDIS b: abt 1736 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
    7. Has No Children Barbara LANDIS b: abt 1736 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
    8. Has Children Margaret LANDIS b: abt 1743 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
    9. Has Children Elizabeth Groff LANDIS b: 9 Oct 1743
    10. Has No Children Magdalena LANDIS b: 1744 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
    11. Has Children Catherine LANDIS b: 1747 in Warwick Twp, Lancaster Co, PA
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