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Johann Peter THOMAS
(Bef 1696-1743)
Anna Elisabetha KURZ
Dietrich SIX
(Abt 1710-Bef 1770)
(Abt 1736-Bef 1789)
Eva Maria SIX
Johann Jacob THOMAS


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Johann Jacob THOMAS 1

  • Born: 5 Sep 1767, Bethel Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania 1
  • Baptized: 16th S. after Trinity[1767], Altalaha (Atolheo) Lutheran Church, Rehrersburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania 1

bullet   Another name for Johann was Jacob THOMAS.


bullet  Baptism Notes:

Sponsors: Jacob Mühleis and wife


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Baptismal Sponsor: unamed son of Abraham and Maria Cath Brosius at Himmel's Church with his wife Cath., 27 Feb 1803, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. 3

• Baptismal Sponsor: Sara Ressler, daughter of Peter and wife Sussanna, at Himmel's Church with his wife Cath., 15 Oct 1805. 4

• Baptismal Sponsor: Joh. Jacob Paul, son of Georg and Maria Paul, at Himmel's Church with his wife Cath., 26 Oct 1817. 5

• Baptismal Sponsor: Anna Maria Kreiligh, daughter of Adam and Anna Maria, at Himmel's Church with his wife Cath., 28 Mar 1819. 6

• Baptismal Sponsor: Levi Schneider, son of Jacob and Sara Schneider, at Himmel's Church with his wife Cath., 10 Nov 1823. 7


Johann married Catharine SCHMELZER.



1 F. Edward Wright, Berks County, Vol 4, Family Archives CD #166 (Church Records: Selected Areas of Pennsylvania 1600s-1800s), CD-ROM, Version 2.0, (Brøderbund Software, Inc., Novato, CA, 1997), based on Berks County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century, Vol. 4, (Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1994), Atolheo Lutheran Church, 92.

2 Peter Thomas Estate, Probate File, Berks County, Pennsylvania, Berks County Services Center, Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court, Reading, Pennsylvania.

3 Paul H Noll, Translater, Bobbyetta Ganunis, Transcriber, "Baptismal Records Himmel's Church," downloaded from on 8 Jun 1999; also Himmel's Church Records (Paul Knoll), Item 3, film 1486675, Salt Lake City: Family History Library, 52-53.

4 Ibid, 58.

5 Ibid, 68.

6 Ibid, Vol. II, 154.

7 Ibid, Vol. II, 171.

8 Weiser, Frederick S., translator and editor, Records of Pastoral Acts at Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania Part II (The Pennsylvania German Society, Birdsboro, PA, 1990), 68.

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