Joseph, Sr.* (c.1725- ) b. Palatinate, Germany; r. Lancaster-Berks Co., PA (parents unknown; Farmer; Justice of Peace 1777?)
Maria/Mary Sharp (1722- ) little is known
Wedding: before 1748
Immigration: From Rotterdam in 1754 on The Barclay to Ephrata, Berks-Lancaster Co., PA, with both children on board
1. Joseph“Yost,” Jr. (1748-1811) b. Palatinate, Germany; r. Berks & Ephrata, Lancaster Cos., PA, and Stoneycreek & Quemahoning Twps., Somerset Co., PA (m. Anna Catharina Lang/Long: Farmer, sawyer; our line)
-military: Revolutionary War, various companies; rank-sgt.
-buried: Miller Cemetery, Coleman’s Station, Somerset Co.
2. Jeremiah (1752-1835) b. Germany r. Somerset Co. (m1. Elizabeth “Betty” ___ ; m2. Mary Shade; Farmer)
-military: Revolutionary War 1776-1778 (POW at Brandywine, escaped at Brunswick) He & Betty fought side-by-side, the only woman to do so, according to monument at Samuels Cemetery.
-buried: Samuels Lutheran Cemetery, Lavansville, Somerset Co.
DAR Patriot Index
History of Berks County, PA
History of Somerset County. 1883
History of Bedford & Somerset Counties, PA. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906
Jan Markle Hoth. E-mail. 23 May 2011
Laurel Messenger. May 1964
Sons of the American Revolution Application, 1946
U.S. Federal Census, 1790, Bedford Co., PA
Various Public Member Family Trees and other documents. Ancestry.com
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