Franz Philip Fenstermacher .
Philip was the youngest son of Mathias Fenstermacher and Anna Katharine Ruppenthal, he was born in Germany on Feb 27, 1713.
In this country he was a member of the Longswamp Reformed Church . At an early age he aquired valuable land which in later years iron ore was found in larges.
Some of this land is still in possession of his decendants. IN 1767 the proprietary return shows him to have been the owner of 150 acres, and in 1779 ,250 acres. He was also the owner of land in Lynn Township. He died June 1, 1790 and his will dated July 1, 1789 was probated at the Berks Co. Courthouse. In the will provision was made for his wife Elizabeth , and after his death for his 8 sons and 1 daughter
2-Christian who with his wife were executors of the will were also given his dwelling and a plantation of 249 acres and 60 perches
3-Peter was also given another plantation of 103 acres and 140 perches, whereon he resided
4-Jacob was given 300 pounds
5-Abraham was given 350 pounds
6- Magdalena wife of Christopher Eylert was given 300 pounds
9-Daniel were evidently provided for during the lifetime of their father
Paul Grosscup and John Borher were the witnesses to the will
Elizabeth Fenstermacher the widow of Philip died Oct 1, 1791 aged 65 years and 11 months.
They are both buried in the old graveyard adjoining the Longswamp Church of which they had for many years been faithful members
Submitted by 5th Great Grand daughter
Marsha Fenstermacher / Binkley
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