John Odenheimer

Born:Circa 1720 In:  Emig from Mayence/Rhine, Germ'y
Died:Sep 1807 (at age ‎~87‏)In:  Chester, Pa

Immediate family

Mary Odenheimer (born Keppele)
His wife
Catherine Gros Brinton (born Odenheimer)
His daughter

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Per "Rhineland Immigrants/List of German Settlers In Colonial America"/Yoder, pp 76,77: May 29, 1793 The Pennsylvania Gazette Sixty Dollars Reward. RAN away from the subscriber, living in Chester, Delaware county, on Sunday, the 12th instant, a Negro Man, who calls himself Jeffery Butcher, 24 years of age; about 5 feet I I inches high, straight in his carriage, a pleasant circumstance, shews his teeth when he laughs; had on and took with him, one new striped nankeen coat of a greenish colour; one half worn green do, one brownish do, one new pair of nankeen breeches, one new yellow jacket, bound with green ribband; one half worn red calimanco do. two pair of trowsers, one of top-sail duck; several pair of cotton stockings, one pair of pumps and one par of shoes, with large plated buckles; two hats, one almost new. He has been seen along the wharves of Philadelphia, and is supposed to have endeavoured to get on board some vessel, or else concealed in some free negro's house, until an opportunity offers. Therefore, all captains of vessels and others are forbid to harbour him at their peril; if the above negro will return to his master, he shall be used as formerly, which was with the utmost lenity. The above reward will be given to any person~ or persons who will secure him, so that his master shall have him again. JOHN ODENHEIMER N.B. He has money with him, and will probably change his cloaths. Chester, August 21, 1793. The following may relate to a brother?: March 30, 1791. The Pennsylvania Gazette West Chester, Chester county, March 22, 1791 BY virtue of a writ of Venditioni Exponas, to me directed, will be exposed to public sale, at the house of Henry Odenheinier, innkeeper, in the town of Chester, in the county of Delaware, on Thursday, the 14th day of April next, at two o'clock in the afternoon, a two story stone Messuage and Lot of Ground thereto belonging, situate in said town of Chester, on the main street, nearly opposite the Court-house, adjoining lands of Robert Ferguson, William Kerlin and others. Taken in execution as the estate of Jacob Tobin. CHARLESDILWORTH, Sheriff
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