Vitals: Jacob & Magdalena Stald Seiler

Jacob (1715-1793) b. Kaiserslautern, Stadtkreis, Obermehlingen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; r. Lancaster & Lebanon Co’s, PA, and Elklick Twp., Somerset Co., PA (son of Joseph Seiler)
-burial: Saylor Hill Cemetery & Burial Ground, near Meyersdale, Somerset Co., PA (See cemetery for GPS)JacobSaylorGrave1793

Magdalena Stald* (1718-1784) b. Fishpur, Switzerland; r. Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, & Somerset Co. (parents unknown)
-burial: no tombstone found, but believed to lie in Saylor Burial ground with Jacob. She may have died before he moved to Somerset County.

*other spellings are Staldt, Stalk, & Stalder

Married: 1739

Emigration: 1749 aboard the Phoenix to Philadelphia. He was ordained the first Mennonite minister in Somerset County, PA.


1. John, Sr. (1740-1822) b. Germany or Berks Co., PA; r. Somerset Co. (m. Caterina Berkey 1761; they had 9 children; she died in 1809)
-burial: Saylor Burial Ground, near Meyersdale, Somerset Co., PA
2. Magdalena (1745-  ) b. Germany; r. Coshhocton Co., OH (m. Peter Keefer?)
burial: Berger Shutt Cemetery, Holmes Co., OH
3. Catherine “Catrina” (before 1749-1799) b. Germany; r. Somerset Co. (m. Christian Berkey – our line) should no be confused with brother John’s wife of the same name
4. Anna “Nancy” (aft. 1749-1798) b & r Somerset Co. (m. Christian Gnaegi)


“Descendants of Joseph Seiler.” 17 April 2013

“Jacob & Magdalena Seiler.” 15 October 2018

John Brant. “The Seilers and Folks–Anabaptists: Their Persecution and immigration.” The Casselman Chronicle, fall & winter 1969. V. IX, Ns. 3 & 4.

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Last revised 10/15/18

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