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Christian (Christopher) Eutsey

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Re: Christian (Christopher) Eutsey

Lisa Covi (View posts)
Posted: 1046930407000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Eutsey, Jutzy, Kaufmann, Kauffman, Kaufman, Freymer, Freymeyer

How did you know that (Mary) Polly Freymeyer (Freymer) was a widow?

I may go back to the Berks County Genealogical Library to do a little more research on this family. Here's what I have so far.

In the tax records, listed below, there is a Margaret Kaufman who is a widow. She disappears after 1781 and does not appear on the 1784 tax record. Stephen Kaufman, also of Bern, died the same day 9 Apr 1799 as Jacob Jutzy and listed directly above him in the abstract of wills "daughter Marie, Son Jacob and wife Barbara" However, I would guess that your conclusion is correct since 1) Polly's headstone says "Polly Freymer Eutsey" instead of Kauffman. It seems that a tradition in this family was to take the mother's maiden name as a middle name untill married and then to use the maiden name.

Christian Eutsey was listed in the Berks County Militia on May 4, 1784. Jacob Jutsy's deed for the Fayette County land is "enrolled" May 1786 (though dated 28 Feb 1775 and one of Christian's leave forms from the militia says "gone to Pittsburg". Jacob Jutzy's will (died 9 Apr 1799) mentions that "eldest son Christian to have no more than he has aready rec'd. "

Here's some information about Kaufmans in Berks County:

From PA Archives Series 3 Vol 18 Taxes for Berks Co:
In 1767 [p nos and acres only]
Oley Twp
p. 36 Jacob Kaufman, Heidelberg Twp 354
p. 49 Christ'n Frymier, Maiden Creek 100
Bern Twp
p. 69 John Kaufmann, Farmer 178
p. 83 Jacob Kaufman, Farmer 100
Isaac Kaufman 100
Christian Yoder, Farmer 100
Hans Joder 140
Christan Joder, Farmer 100
Mag't Kaufman, widow 60

1768 Bern Twp
p. 109 Hans Jatter 100
Christian Jatter 100
Christian Jr 100
p. 110 Jacob Kaufman 150
Marg't Kaufman 100
Stephen Kaufman 100
Isaac Kaufman 50
Stephen Kaufman 100

In 1779 (p102): [acres and tax]
Jutzy, Jacob [Hans Jacob] ..., 160
Kauffman, Jacob Jr. 70, 110
Kauffman, Valentine 100, 1040
Kauffman, Christian 100, 235
Kauffman, Jacob, Sen'r 300, 3280
Kauffman, John 50, 160
Kauffman, Isaac, Tory -, -
Kauffman, Margaret, Widow 150, 1440
Kauffman, Stephen, Tory -, -
Kauffman, Christian Jr -, -
Kauffman, Jacob, wheelwright -, 120

Continues for 1780, 1781, 1784 and 1785
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lmcovi 1046239398000 
Charles Vanorsdale 1046475669000 
Lisa Covi 1046930407000 
berichardson1 1295828768000 
DuaneKauffman... 1310684182000 
lmcovi 1310709654000 
dbrehun 1181827715000 
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