Borger, Berger, Burger, Barger
Johann Nicolaus BORGER born c 1710-20 Wertheim Main-Tauber-Kreis Baden-Weurttemberg Germany, died 1/15/1791, immigrated 1753 age 33, lived Chestnut Hill Township, Northampton Co./Monroe Co.
Spouse: Ottilla SCHAFER born c 1725 Nassig Germany died 1791 Chestnut Hill
Children: Elisabeth married John Bauer; Nicholaus born 8/10/1754 died c 1815 married Sophia Christman; Heinrich born 1757 married Anna Margaretha Veissnet ; Anna Margaretha married Christopher Kleintof & Henry Weiss; Anna Abelonia / Appolonia born 11/23/1742 died 8/26/1835 married Abraham Osenbacher; Yost / Jost born c 1756, Revolutionary War Vet; Barbara born c 1750 married Daniel Strohl; Jana; Juliana born c 1751 married George Hawk; Jacob born c 1765 married Barbara Christman; Daniel; David; Mary married David Frantz; Sarah; Babalonia Elizabeth born 1751 in Nassig died 1825 Middle Creek
Babalonia Elizabeth BORGER born 1751, lived Gilbert PA, dau of Johann Nicholas Borger & Ottilla Schafer
Spouse: Conrad HAWK, Sr. born 1744 Germany died 1825 buried Salem Church Cemetery Gilbert, Monroe Co. PA, granted 600 acres near Jonas PA; served in Revolutionary War under Capt Griggory & Col. Carn
Children: John George born 3/19/1770; Anna Margaretha born 12/18/1774 died 7/30/1861 married John Peter Shupp; Conrad Jr. born 1776; Elizabeth born 4/4/1777 married Jacob Scheible; Jacob born 10/29/1779 died 1/23/1859 married Elizabeth Klein; Nicholas born 3/21/1782 died 3/25/1844 married Catherine Shupp; Susanna born 1/11/1784 died 9/25/1875 married John George Shupp; Catherine born 4/8/1786 married Charles Houser; John born 11/2/1788 died 7/2/1857 Ohio married Susanna Hahn; Peter born 5/1/1791 died 1824 married Elizabeth Eckhart; Michael born 2/8/1794 died 4/20/1846 married Maria Salome Fischer
1790 Census Chestnut Hill PA: Yost Burger;
Henry Burger; Hannicol Burger
Johann Nicolaus Borger immigrated 9/28/1753 age 33 to PA on Halifax, master Thomas Coatan, with wife, 3 children, Mother. Extracted from manuscripts in the princely archive of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. Also in source nos. 4517 and 9964 (indexed in PILI 1991 and 1983, respectively).
In the name of Holy Trinity, amen. Be it known that Johann Nicolaus Borger of Chestnut Hill township, Northampton County, having from God Almighty with a (_____) Johan Altem been blessed, in my feeble old age, being yet considerably alert and aware, I resolve, here and now, being even now sustained by God Almight in (__________) feebleness and homebound. Nevertheless, being in good mind with a sound intellect and memory, do command, most importantly, my soul to the hands of my faithful Redeemer Jesus Christ and have thus, for this will, all unnecessary quarrels or disputes so allayed that my soul might peacefully rest with my God. Concerning the remaining heirs there should be arrangements, and thus I resolve, at this time, to reveal before signed Witnesses, my last will or testament - sequentially declared will - as follows hereafter. First I choose those who are to be my executors - my two sons Nicholaus and Heinrich who justly and faithfully, according to my word, have been readily at hand and will continue to do their duty. //P// Further, it is my will to bequeath to my two abovementioned two sons, Nicholaus Borger and Heinrich (Henry) Borger, my plantation together with my Worldly (movable) goods, some of which they already possess and all that can be removed; some of which after my death will be dispersed, some of which I bequeath to my wedded wife in my will. That which concerns the division of the property: the plantation must be divided between my two sons Nicolaus and Heinrich. It should be divided as per the instructions of the two men that I have chosen and shown the division of the property between my two sons Nicolaus and Heinrich and, with the judgment of these two men, Henrich Sillhier and Heinrich Grien (Green), two men who were appointed by me, matters should be established without any delay or argument. And from the above mentioned will, they should _______ the two above announced sons, should disperse money to my other heirs, as much as will be stipulated herewith. //P// Thus, it is my will to bequeath to my daughter Anna Margaretha (Margaret) for her inheritance the sum of 30 Pounds. Because she already has received 14 Pounds from me, thus she should yet received 16 Pounds one year after my death from my two sons Nicolaus and Heinrich, paid from my assets, each of them contributing 8 Pounds. //P//Further, it is my will to bequeath to my daughter Abelonia (Apollonia) the sum of 30 Pounds. Because she already has received 25 Pounds, thus she should receive an additional 5 Pounds from my two sons Nicolaus and Heinrich. It should be paid to her two years after my death, each son giving her 50 Shillings. //P// Further, it is my will to bequeath to my daughter Elisabeth the sum of 30 Pounds. Because she has already received 14 Pounds, thus she should also receive 16 Pounds from my two sons Nicolaus and Heinrich, paid three years after my death, from each son 8 Pounds. //P//Further, it is my will to bequeath to my son Yost (Jodokus) the sum of 30 Pounds. Because he already has received 4 Pounds from me thus he should yet receive 26 Pounds from my two sons Nicolaus and Heinrich, which should be paid to him four years after my death, each son contributing 13 Pounds. //P// Further, it is my will to bequeath to my daughter Barbara the sum of 30 Pounds, which should be paid by my two sons Nicolaus and Heinrich five years after my death, from each son 15 Pounds. //P// Further, it is my will to bequeath to my dear Jana Borger the sum of 30 Pounds, which should be paid by my two sons Nicolaus and Heinrich: the amount of 15 Pounds six years after my death, each son to pay 7 Pounds, 10 Shillings and the amount of 15 Pounds seven years after my death, each son contributing 7 Pounds, 10 Shillings. //P// Further it is my will and firmly established, because my daughter Juliana lives contrary to my wishes and will not listen to my counsel, she should receive no more than 1 English Shilling for her inheritance which should be paid by my two sons Nicolaus and Heinrich. //P// Further, it is my will to bequeath to my wedded wife Otillia, her residence, bed and the house manager (overseer) and all the (_____ship) should, after my death, wherever she may reside, be handled according to her needs as long as she lives. //P// Further, my two sons, Nicolaus and Heinrich, should give her annually, 10 bushels rye and 5 bushels wheat and 5 bushels (_____) wheat. Yet more: annually, one hundred pounds of pork meat and also, annually, 1 bushel of salt and half hundred heads of cabbage and ten bushels of potatoes and 10 pounds of flax and 10 pounds of curds and 4 pounds of wool and firewood for her needs should be brought to her residence and split into useable logs for her fireplace, and, for as long as she lives, provide a good milk cow for her needs and provide it with ample and adequate fodder. If my beloved wedded wife Otillia should become sick or infirm that she could not care for herself, then should my two sons Nicolaus and Heinrich, attend diligently to her needs, making sure that she does not suffer from want. Also, they should annually give her a pair of good new shoes and a (___________) (__________). Yet more, they should each, annual give her an allowance of 15 shillings in cash and in everything that has been made mention, each should provide half. Also annually, each to provide a gallon of oil and all of these things should be, by my two sons Nicolaus and Heinrich. justly and faithfully maintained. //P// Further,it is my will and by me firmly established that wherever one or another of my inheritors, is not willing to abide by my will or testament, then they should receive not more than 1 English Shilling and having made this permanent record of the above bequests, I have, at this time, as signed and witnessed, place my seal with printed and personal signature this 15th day of January 1791. //P// Nicolaus Borger, his x mark //P// Adam Correll, Jacob Shaffer, his x mark