Sons of the American Revolution
serving the Pennsylvania counties of Somerset and Cambria

Jacob Boltz

Jacob was born in Germany or Switzerland around 1734 to Johan Michael Boltz and his wife Maria Barbara (Lauten) Boltz.  He arrived in Philadelphia with his mother and father aboard the ship William on October 31, 1737 

He married Catherine (Caterine) Mader (Madern) on March 22, 1757 at the Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church in Annville Township, Lancaster County (now Lebanon County).  He and Catherine had eleven children:  Mary Catherine (1757), Johan Michael (1759), Johan Jacob (1761), Fronica (1763), George (1765), Anna Mary (1767), Heinrich (1769), Conrad (1772), Elizabeth (1776), Johann (1778) and Christine (1780).

He is identified as a farmer in the 1769 tax record of Lancaster County and he appears on the 1771 Tax record as a freeman.  In 1782 he is shown on the tax rolls for Lebanon Township, Lancaster County with 181 acres, 3 horses and 4 cattle.

He died in 1795 in Dauphin County (previously Lancaster County).  His grave site is unknown.  His wife Catharine who was born around 1735, died on October 5, 1794 and is buried on Lot OC-5 of the old cemetery of Hill Lutheran Church near Annville, Lebanon County.

In 1782, Jacob served as a private in the 2nd Company, 2nd Battallion, 7th Class, Lancaster County Militia under Captain Michael Holderbaum.  On May 29, 1778 he signed the Oath of Allegiance in Lancaster County, PA.

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