Heinrich Clemmer1

M, b. 1700, d. 13 January 1791
FatherValentine Clemmer b. 1 Jan 1655
MotherBarbara Bär b. 11 Sep 1659, d. 2 Sep 1711
     Heinrich was born in 1700 in Germany. Henrich immigrated with his father, Valentine, and his nephew, Valentine Hunsucker, the later two the same age of 17 years. They left Mannheim Germany around 21 March 1717 and arrived in the harbor of Philadelphia around the 10th of August. These two boys soon became involved in the community and helped to build the first meeting house in Skippack in 1720. Heinrich married Anna Maria Bitzer circa 1737 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In 1738, Henrich signed the deed for land to the Lower Salford Mennonite Church whose minister was Deilman Kolb. Less than two years later, on 2 January 1740, he purchased 156 acres in Franconia Township in what would become Mongomery County from the same minister, Deilman Kolb. Here is where he settled and raised his family.2 Heinrich's wife, Anna, died on 1 October 1777 in Franconia Township leaving him a widower. Heinrich departed this life on Thursday, 13 January 1791 in Franconia Township at age 91 years.3 He was buried there at Franconia Township in the Mennonite Cemetery. His tombstone reads: 1700-1791.


Anna Maria Bitzer b. 1720, d. 1 Oct 1777


  1. [S1914] Donna Basinger, Seven Genearations of Clymers in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, pages 1-3.
  2. [S724] , page 5 - no. 6. Heinrich Clemmer, b. 1700, He died at Franconia Township, Montgomery County on 13 Jan 1791, age 90 years. Family tradition states that he came over in 1717. He was of Franconia Township and could sign his name and wrote it "Heinrich Klemmer". He was first mentioned in Franconia Township in 1738, the year the
    Salford Mennonite congregation was formed. He bought 156 acres in Franconia on 2 Jan 1749 from Dilman and Elizabeth Kolb. Heinrich was married to Maria. - mennosearch.com.
  3. [S724] , page 5 - Heinrich Clemmer died at Franconia Township, Montgomery County on 13 Jan 1791, age 90 years. - mennosearch.com.