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Re: Sorting Berk Co. Kattermans out
Posted by: Pat Date: December 27, 2000 at 06:40:44
In Reply to: Re: Sorting Berk Co. Kattermans out by Fred Crowder of 102

Hi, Fred, Dan and i have been communicating, trying to put this family in the right perspective. Apparently there were two Jacobs in Berks Co., both having children at the sametime, but one was Lutheran and the other apparently 'reform' Lutheran. Trying to figue out which was which isn't easy. From which of Jacob's children do you descend?

Dan, this is for you, too. I found this in a book Hub of the Tulpehocken

Jacob and a David Kattermann are on the tax lists for 1752-1754-1756, p 12

p 25, a letter to Judge Conrad Weiser, dated at Tulpehocken, the 16th november, 175--
       "John Anspach and Frederick Reed came to me and told me the miserable circumstances of the people murdered __ the mountain. (Bethel Township) Yesterday the Indians attacked the Watch, killed and wounded him, at D____ and in that neighborhood, a great many that night.
       This morning the people went out to see, and about 10 o'clock came to Thomas Bower's house, finding a ------ killed with a gunshot. They soon heard noise of firing guns; running to that place, saw four Indians setting ----dren scalping them -- three of the children are dead, two are still living though scalped. Afterwards our people went to the house of Dietrich Six, where the Indians made the first attack. They found six dead bodies, four of them scalped; about ---- this side of the Watch-house, as they came back, the Indians had set fire to a stable and barn; burnt the corn, cows and o --- tures--here they found five Indians in a house eating their dinner and drinking rum which had been in the house; two of t ---- on the outside of the house. They fired upon them, but without doing execution. The Indians have burnt the improvement--- other plantations.
       I know this account from those above named, and from Peter Anspack, Jacob Caderman, Christopher Noacre, Leonard --- George Dollinger and Adam Dieffenback.
       We are, at present, in imminent danger to lose our lives, or estates; pray, therefore, for help, or else whole Tulpehocken __ be laid waste by the Indians, in a very short time--all the buildings will be burned, the people scalped. Do therefore, los ----to get us assisstance. The Assembly may learn from this work, what kind, and find friends the Indians are!!! We hope memb--- Assembly will get their eyes opened, and manifest tender hearts towards us; and the Governor the same. They are, it is ho-- subjects to our king George II, of Great Britain, or are they willing to deliver us into the hands of these cruel and merciless c---
                            I am your friend,
                             Peter Spycker
N.B. "The people are fled to us from the hills; Peter Kyger (Kyser) and John Wise are the last."



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