A Biographical Sketch of
Patriot John Jacob Menges

(Patriot Ancestor of Col. Harry C. Long USAF (RET))

John Jacob Menges

Summary for John Jacob MENGES (MANGES) Rev War Vet-86
Born on 13 Dec 1752 at Alsace Lorraine, France
Died on Jan 1827 at Stoneycreek Twp., Somerset Co., PA
Burled on 1827 Glade Cem , Somerset Co., PA
Sex: M
ID: 86


Spouse Elizabeth GLESSNER-87

Marriage Date/Place 1775 Caernarvon Twp., Berks Co., PA


JOHN JACOB MENGES (Manges)(86) (1752-1827) arrived at Philadelphia, PA on the ship "Tyger" in 1771, list 290c as Messrs. Willing & Norris Store at Philadelphia, PA the 19th of November, 1771. The ship sailed from Rotterdam, Holland, but stopped in Cowes, England. He served as a private in the Revolutionary War in Captain Robinson's Company from Caernarvon Township, Berks County, PA. Later, in 1781, for twelve months as a guard for prisoners of war in Newton, NJ.; Reading, PA; and Lancaster, PA. After the war he settled in Stoneycreek Township, Bedford Co., PA where he farmed until his death in 1827. He was born in Alsace Lorraine, France on 13 Dec 1752. He died in Jan 1827 and is buried with his wife Elizabeth in the Glade Church, Cemetery, Somerset Co., PA.


(l)Rev. War. Vet, Pa Archives, s2,v5,pp 121,129,278. s3,v7,pg291.

(2)NSSAR File #117152, Rev. Edgar Manges.

(3)Will: John J. Menges, 7 Jun 1825.

(4)"Pennsylvania German Pioneers", v1, p737; Henke & Strassburger.

(5)NSDAR File #638133, Betty Jane Philpot, Oregon Trail Chapter, Graham, OR.





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