Randall Pratt

M, b. 1845, d. 1861
     Randall Pratt was born in 1845. He was the son of Randall Pratt and Mary G. Lewis. Randall Pratt died in 1861.

Roland E. Pratt

M, b. 31 October 1878, d. January 1970
     Roland E. Pratt was born on 31 October 1878 at Tyler Co., WV. He was the son of Isaac Newton Pratt and Mahala Elizabeth Vansickle.1 Roland E. Pratt married Minnie Lee McCullough, daughter of Matthias Samuel McCullough and Ella Zane Tallman, on 3 October 1914 at Pennsboro, Ritchie Co., WV. Roland E. Pratt died in January 1970 at Parkersburg, Wood Co., WV, at age 91.

Children of Roland E. Pratt and Minnie Lee McCullough


  1. [S1259] 1900 Federal Census, Tyler County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1774; FHL #1241774.
  2. [S2385] 1930 Federal Census, Harrison County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2535; FHL #2342269.

Roscoe Pratt

     Roscoe Pratt married Olivia Ines Edgar.

Child of Roscoe Pratt and Olivia Ines Edgar

Samuel Safford Pratt

M, b. 1815, d. 1882
     Samuel Safford Pratt was born in 1815. He married Esther Adaline Beckwith. Samuel Safford Pratt died in 1882.

Child of Samuel Safford Pratt and Esther Adaline Beckwith

Wallace Pratt

     Wallace Pratt married Adaline Russell.

Child of Wallace Pratt and Adaline Russell

William Allen Pratt1

M, b. 22 August 1869, d. 10 June 1938
     William Allen Pratt was born on 22 August 1869 at Morrow Co., OH.1 He married Myrtle May Van Sickle on 8 August 1889 at Morrow Co., OH. William Allen Pratt died on 10 June 1938 at Morrow Co., OH, at age 68.

Child of William Allen Pratt and Myrtle May Van Sickle


  1. [S3486] 1910 Federal Census, Morrow County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1219; FHL #1375232.

Wilma Uidine Pratt1

F, b. 19 November 1915, d. 1 March 1993
     Wilma Uidine Pratt was born on 19 November 1915 at Ritchie Co. (probably), WV.1 She was the daughter of Roland E. Pratt and Minnie Lee McCullough.1 Wilma Uidine Pratt married Hayward L. Boone. Wilma Uidine Pratt died on 1 March 1993 at Hillsborough Co., FL, at age 77 dates per SSDI, last residence Plant City.


  1. [S2385] 1930 Federal Census, Harrison County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2535; FHL #2342269.

Echo Hart Preble1

F, b. 23 April 1892, d. after 10 February 1955
     Echo Hart Preble was born on 23 April 1892 at Grants Lick, Campbell Co., KY, per Petition for Naturalization No. 3271 for Hugh Clair Maclaine, U.S. District Court for Arizona, 1953.1 She was the daughter of Erastus Brookes Preble and Ada K. Sprague.1 Echo Hart Preble married Allan Bloker Rinewalt, son of Adam Lorenzo Rinewalt and Sarah Filena Bloker, on 23 July 1913 at Emmett, Canyon (now Gem) Co., ID, Echo remarried to Hugh Clair Maclaine (1888-1955) in 1936, Hernando County, Florida.1 Echo Hart Preble died after 10 February 1955 at Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, Echo was the informant for the death certificate of her husband, Hugh Clair Maclaine, as of 10 FEB 1955. No further record found.

Child of Echo Hart Preble and Allan Bloker Rinewalt


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 203.

Erastus Brookes Preble1

M, b. 6 October 1856, d. 9 November 1929
     Erastus Brookes Preble was born on 6 October 1856 at Pendleton Co., KY; son of James V. and Melvina (O'Rarden) Preble.2 He married Ada K. Sprague.1 Erastus Brookes Preble lived on 13 June 1900 at Alexandria Precinct, Campbell Co., KY, farming.2 He died on 9 November 1929 at Emmett, Gem Co., ID, at age 73.

Child of Erastus Brookes Preble and Ada K. Sprague


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 203.
  2. [S2552] 1900 Federal Census, Campbell County, Kentucky. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 512; FHL #1240512.

Mary Helene Prefrock1,2

F, b. 16 August 1847, d. 26 July 1918
     Mary Helene Prefrock was born on 16 August 1847 at Niagara Co., NY, date per Findagrave.com memorial -- early censuses indicate a date closer to 1849.1,3,2 She married Joseph H. Stoll. Mary Helene Prefrock lived on 22 July 1870 at Newfane, Niagara Co., NY.3 She died on 26 July 1918 at Avoca, Cass Co., NE, at age 70. She was buried in July 1918 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Nehawka, Cass Co., NE, Findagrave #149975163.

Child of Mary Helene Prefrock and Joseph H. Stoll


  1. [S5103] 1860 Federal Census, Niagara County, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 823; FHL #803823.
  2. [S1163] 1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Nebraska. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 744; FHL #1254744.
  3. [S5102] 1870 Federal Census, Niagara County, New York. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1055; FHL #552554.

Anna Maria Pregitzer

     Anna Maria Pregitzer married Johan Ludwig Hirschmann.1

Child of Anna Maria Pregitzer and Johan Ludwig Hirschmann


  1. [S210] Daniel W. Bly, From the Rhine to the Shenandoah, Vol. III, p.226.

Delores Kae Prehm

F, b. 16 October 1938, d. 11 September 1993
     Delores Kae Prehm was born on 16 October 1938 at Eagle Grove, Wright Co., IA. She was the daughter of Edgar R. Prehm and Gladys M. Davis. Delores Kae Prehm died on 11 September 1993 at age 54. She was buried in September 1993 at Graceland Cemetery, Rowan, Wright Co., IA, Findagrave #64913098.

Edgar R. Prehm

M, b. 15 March 1914, d. 16 June 1949
     Edgar R. Prehm was born on 15 March 1914 at Eagle Grove, Wright Co., IA; son of Robert Thomas and Ethel Eva Mae (Rounds) Prehm. He married Gladys M. Davis, daughter of Stephen Alexander Davis Jr. and Martha Matilda Johnson, in 1934. Edgar R. Prehm died on 16 June 1949 at age 35.

Child of Edgar R. Prehm and Gladys M. Davis

Georg Ludwig Preiser

M, b. 9 October 1868, d. 3 October 1926
     Georg Ludwig Preiser was born on 9 October 1868 at Sulzbach, Saarland, Germany. He was the son of Nikolaus Preiser and Katharina Margarethe Lorenz. Georg Ludwig Preiser married Katharina Sophie Wilhelmine Triem, daughter of Philip Jakob Triem and Katharine Margaretha Luise Blatter, on 23 December 1893 at Sulzbach, Saarland, Germany. Georg Ludwig Preiser died on 3 October 1926 at Sulzbach, Saarland, Germany, at age 57.

Child of Georg Ludwig Preiser and Katharina Sophie Wilhelmine Triem

Katharina Sophie Preiser

F, b. 1896
     Katharina Sophie Preiser was born in 1896. She was the daughter of Georg Ludwig Preiser and Katharina Sophie Wilhelmine Triem. Katharina Sophie Preiser married Karl Franz Johann Ströher.

Children of Katharina Sophie Preiser and Karl Franz Johann Ströher

Nikolaus Preiser

M, b. 31 December 1841, d. 28 June 1895
     Nikolaus Preiser was born on 31 December 1841 at Bitburg, Palatinate. He married Katharina Margarethe Lorenz. Nikolaus Preiser died on 28 June 1895 at Sulzbach, Saarland, Germany, at age 53.

Child of Nikolaus Preiser and Katharina Margarethe Lorenz

Elizabeth Preiss

F, b. 27 March 1765, d. 4 July 1857
     Elizabeth Preiss was born on 27 March 1765 at Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Preisz and Johanna Weicker. Elizabeth Preiss married Jacob Weidner, son of Rev. Lazarus Haass Weidner, on 30 March 1784 at Oley Twp., Berks Co., PA, Pennsylvania, Church Records - Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Elizabeth Preiss died on 4 July 1857 at Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, at age 92 or 22 JUL 1852, per Findagrave.com memorial. She was buried at Weidner Cemetery #1 (probably), Maxtawny Twp., Berks Co., PA, Findagrave #156629624 , no documentation.

Children of Elizabeth Preiss and Jacob Weidner


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 320.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 330.
  3. [S82] Price Genealogy, 331.

Daniel Preisz

M, b. 11 December 1723, d. 11 February 1804
     Note: Daniel Price was but seventeen years of age when his grandfather conveyed his interests in the farm to him on Feb. 7, 1741, as before mentioned and the following year, on Dec. 10, 1742, at his request to have the plantation legally conveyed to him, a patent was obtained from the proprietors, John, Thomas and Richard Penn, for and in consideration of the improvements made by Jacob, and also of five shillings and under the yearly quit-rent of one English silver shilling. Daniel Preisz was born on 11 December 1723 at Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Johannes Preisz and (?) Daniel Preisz married Johanna Weicker, daughter of Johann George Weicher and Barbara Elizabeth Daecher, on 22 May 1746 at Trappe, Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, Ceremony performed by Rev. Henry Melchior Muehlenberg, pastor, Trappe Lutheran Church. Daniel Preisz died on 11 February 1804 at Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, at age 80.

Children of Daniel Preisz and Johanna Weicker


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.3.

Rev. Jacob Preisz

M, b. circa 1676, d. circa 1741
     Note: The following is taken verbatim from "A Genealogy of The Descendants of Rev. Jacob Price: Evangelist--Pioneer" compiled for The Price Family Association by Geo. F. P. Wanger, The Evangelical Press, Harrisburg, PA, 1926. The book is housed in the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Library in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Pages 1+: "Rev. Jacob Price (John Jacob Preisz), the founder of a family that has spread all over this nation, with representatives on foreign shores, and has left its imprint for piety and good citizenship in all localities touched, was born in Witgenstein, Prussia, toward the close of the 17th century. He is said to have been the owner of nine acres of land in Germany.

The earliest record I can find of him is in the years 1715-1716 when he, with Johannes Naas, the latter a very large, tall man, were traveling together as evangelists in Germany when they encountered the recruiting officers of the King of Prussia, who, finding Naas just of the stature of the Life Guards, insisted upon his enlisting. He constantly refused, however, although they tortured him to enforce his consent. Being obdurate, they carried him before the King who, eyeing him closely, added: "Why, yes, I would very much like to have you; tell my why you will not enlist in my army?" "Because," said Naas, "I have already enlisted on the rolls of the noblest army, under the very best Captain in the world, and can not prove traitor to him." "Why, to whom then -- or who is your captain?" asked the astonished King. Naas answered, "My Captain is the great Prince Emmanuel, our Lord Jesus Christ; I have espoused his cause and cannot forsake him." "Neither will I then that you should," answered the King, when he dismissed him with a present as a reward for his fidelity. Price, being small in stature and not commanding in appearance, was unmolested.

He evidently united with the Brethren soon after their organization in 1708 and is no doubt one of those whom Alexander Mack says "came with Johann Naas from the North." He continued his labors until persecution became more raging, when with others he fled to Friesland and in 1719 came to Germantown with twenty or more of co-religionists under the leadership of Peter Becker. In Germantown he acquired some land and on June 27, 1720, he purchased 200 acres in Salford township, then Philadelphia, now Montgomery County, from Dirk Jansen (Johnson), a weaver of Germantown, and Margaret his wife; this was part of 500 acres which Jansen purchased from the Commissioner of Property, Aug. 15, 1719, and which was surveyed Feb. 19, 1720.

Upon this tract he built a small log house with one window consisting of a single pane of glass, the roof thatched with straw and gradually improved his property which on Feb. 7, 1741, he conveyed to his oldest grandson, Daniel Price, with all the power vested in himself, not having been naturalized and therefore without citizenship, on condition that he would pay to his brother John a certain sum as detailed hereafter. As to Jacob Price's connection with the Church in Germany, D. M. G. Brumbaugh, in his "History of the Brethren," says: "Heinrich Holsapple, George Balser Gantz, Jeremiah Traut and John Jacob Price are also among the worthies of the early church. Brother Price was an active preacher in Germany, traveling with Johann Naas. They were successful missionaries. Brother Price came to America with Peter Becker's party, was at the first love feast, and, in 1721, settled on a large tract of land in Lower Salford township in Montgomery county, PA. This Jacob Price was the father of all the Prices in the Brotherhood. His family has been a remarkable one, many of them have been and are preachers of ability in the church. Their history is interwoven with the activities of the Brotherhood from its beginning."

At the organization of the first church in America--the Germantown congregation, Christmas day, 1723, Jacob Price was present and quoting again from Dr. Brumbaugh, "To his (Peter Becker) right sat John Jacob Price, who had prayed and preached in the Rhine Valley with Elder Naas. He was not large in body but fervent in spirit. . . The congregation was now organized. The spirit of the Master was upon them. The next autumn the congregation decided to undertake a general visitation to all their brethren in the whole country. Oct. 23, 1724, they started. Their first visit was to Brother John Jacob Price on the Indian Creek." The Brethren living about Indian Creek gradually added to their numbers and Jacob Price is said to have been their first minister and elder, although the exact date of the formal organization of the Indian Creek congregation is unknown.

Nothing is known of the wife of Jacob Price but it is generally supposed she came with him to America and had a prominent part in the care of the two grandchildren left fatherless. One child -- John.

Rev. Jacob Preisz was also known as Johann Jacob. He was born circa 1676 at Schwarzenau, Wittgenstein (now in Nordrhein-Westfalen), Germany, Additional information about Wittgenstein:

On a relatively detailled map of Germany, find Cologne (Köln) on the Rhine River. Look eastward until you find the city of Siegen, principal town of the Siegerland district. A bit farther east still is the town of Laasphe, now known as Bad Laasphe. North of Bad Laasphe is Bad Berleburg. You have now located the two main towns of Wittgenstein.

Wittgenstein, once an Imperial County ruled by the Counts of Sayn-Wittgenstein, was always somewhat out-of-the-way. It had no large cities, its agriculture was marginal and there were no raw materials to speak of, only endless stands of beech and oak covering the steep slopes of its hills. The amount of land that could be farmed has always been limited. The valleys which lie between the wooded slopes are not broad, and even today forest covers 60% of Wittgenstein. Villagers combined a little farming, some pasturing and woodcutting and perhaps a trade. Life in Wittgenstein was literally life at the edge of the forest. It was a countryside that could not possibly absorb large increases of population.

The neighboring principality of Nassau-Siegen (today's Siegerland) now forms one administrative district together with Wittgenstein: Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein. In the 18th century Siegerland had iron mines and forges. Forges need high-quality fuel to smelt the ore, and it was Wittgenstein that provided the fuel in the form of charcoal. There were many charcoal burners' huts in the forests of Wittgenstein, and the charcoal they produced was transported westward, overland to the forges of Siegen (in the 18th century up to 6000 wagon loads per year.) By decree of the Count, some forges were established in Wittgenstein too, including one in the village of Balde where several lines of Dreisbach emigrants to America originated. However, most attempts at implanting industry into Wittgenstein failed.

By the end of the eighteenth century many of the hills were totally denuded. These naked hills could not be farmed, but they could be quarried for slate. Such were the hills around Raumland, where Martin Dreisbach was born. Today slate has lost its economic importance, but many Wittgenstein houses are still sheathed in slate shingles arranged in decorative patterns. Thus Wittgenstein has several traditional types of houses, the half-timbered houses with their white plaster and dark beams, the slate-covered ones and various combinations of the two.

In 1603 the county was divided between two brothers of the house Sayn-Wittgenstein. The seat of the southern half remained at the centuries-old Castle Wittgenstein near Laasphe. The northern half was ruled from Castle Berleburg in the town of that name. In 1801 the Counts were elevated to the rank of Prince. (Today Castle Wittgenstein is a boarding school, and the head of the southern line, Prince Bernhart of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein, lives in a smaller castle in Schwarzenau. Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein, head of the northern line, resides at Castle Berleburg. He is married to Princess Benedikte, sister of the Queen of Denmark.)

At the time when families began to emigrate to North America, Wittgenstein was still a feudal state. Martin Dreisbach of Raumland and his forebears in Balde were subjects of the northern counts. The parents and grandparents of Simon Dreisbach lived in villages ruled by the southern Counts. The Counts had enormous power over the personal and economic circumstances of their subjects. Most villagers did not own sufficient land to earn a living, and therefore they leased extra land for eight-year periods from the Count and/or from the parish. Taxes and revenues were levied not only on the land owned by the villagers, but also on their cattle, poultry and other livestock. They had to pay firewood fees and charges for the Count's messengers, watchmen and threshers. One tenth of their grain, hay, sheep and calves went to the Count. Moreover they had to perform certain services involving hunting for the Count, transporting wood for him and working for set periods on the Count's farms. Taken separately, these obligations to the Count were not excessively burdensome, but when put together they were a crushing weight on the villagers of Wittgenstein, who had to live from their marginal agriculture and auxiliary trades. Even emigration was linked to a fee which had to be paid to obtain official permission to leave.

The Counts of Wittgenstein converted to Protestantism soon after the Reformation in 1535. By the rules set down in the Peace of Westphalia which ended the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), they had the absolute right to choose the religion of their subjects. They chose Calvinism in particular. Since World War II, a larger number of Catholics live in the area. The large majority remain Protestant (Evangelical in German). Today there are about 40 churches or chapels in the area of Wittgenstein; only six are Catholic.

During the 1700s, the Counts gave refuge to some religious minorities. These included Huguenots from France as well as Pietists. The best known of the latter lived at the village of Schwarzenau before moving on. They were the core of the Dunkards, an important sect within the movement of German Brethren.

He immigrated in 1719 to Germantown (now Philadelphia), PA; with the Peter Becker party of Brethren.

Note: Jacob Preisz purchased 200 acres of land in what is now Salford Twp., Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

He died circa 1741 at Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.

Child of Rev. Jacob Preisz

Johannes Preisz

M, b. circa 1702, d. circa 1724

From "A Genealogy of The Descendants of Rev. Jacob Price: Evangelist--Pioneer" compiled for The
Price Family Association by Geo. F.P. Wanger, The Evangelical Press, Harrisburg, PA, 1926:

"John Price (Johannes Preisz), b. Germany about 1702; d. 1724 or 1725. He was seventeen years of age when with his father he came to America. He was a weakly youth and his father feared he would not live to have issue. And yet so anxious was the parent to leave a name and posterity behind him that he encouraged his son to marry while still very young. It is said that an Indian girl, on account of her excellent physique and good health, was selected and became his wife.

This tradition in many forms has been firmly believed in by many of the family, though denied by others. The writer on one occasion asked Abraham H. Price, No. 2293, what he knew of it and he said that he often heard his father speak of the "Indian grandmother and it is not only tradition but truth." Abraham H. Cassel, the noted historian, informed me there was no doubt but that John Price's wife was an Indian maiden. James Y. Heckler, another local historian of note, said in 1888: "Her parents and family resided on the farm (Price's) in a log house on the other side of the Indian Creek, until the latter part of the last century or longer." Two children resulted from this union, Daniel 3, and John 4, the latter born after his father's death and the grandfather took them in his care, although he died before John reached his majority."

Excerpt from the History of Lancaster County by H.M.J. Klein Ph.D., 1926


Reviewing the History of the Settlement of the Solitary at Koch-Halekung (Cocalico), Lancaster County; Also the Resultant Monastic Orders, by Edwin Melvin Williams.

"Accordingly, after the candidates for baptism had chosen Peter Becker to be their Baptizer, they were baptized in the stream Wiskohikung (Wissahickon), near Germantown, on December 25th, of the year 1723. And as these were the firstlings of all baptized, from among the high-Germans in America, their names shall here be recorded and given to posterity, namely: Martin Urner and his female house-mate, (his wife, Catherina), Henry Londes and his house-mate (Heinrich Landes and his wife), Frederick Lang, and Jan Mayle. The evening following they held the first Love-feast ever celebrated in America, at John Gomorry's (Gumre's), which created a great stir among the people of that neighborhood; Peter Becker,* * * * * ministered at the same.

At this, the first baptism by immersion held in America, "it was found that there were present seventeen persons who had been baptized in Europe. They were: Peter Becker, Johann Heinrich Traut, Jeremias Traut, Balser Traut, Heinrich Holzappel, Johannes Gumre, Stephan Koch, Jacob Koch, Johannes Hildebrand, Daniel Ritter, George Balser Gansz, Johannes Preisz, Johannes Kampfer, Magdalena Traut, Anna Gumre, Maria Hildebrand, and Johanna Gansz. These seventeen persons constituted the first Dunker congregation formed in America. They chose Peter Becker as their elder. To them were added ere that memorable Christmas Day ended the six persons baptized in the Wissahickon. Of the baptismal ceremony, Sachse writes:

Clear above the sound of the rushing waters and the rustle of leafless branches rose the solemn German invocation and the singing of the baptismal hymn composed by Alexander Mack, "Ueberschiag die Kost, Spright Jesu Christ, wann du den Grund wilt legen." Numerous as had been the mystic rites and occult incantations held on the rugged ravine and valley of this stream since the gentle Kelpius and his band settled there thirty years before, none were more fervent or brought so great and lasting results as this solemn rite upon the narrow strip of rock-bound land on the shore of the Wissahickon. There stood the administrator deep in the cold water. Before him knelt the rugged Alsatian. Thrice was he immersed under the icy flood. As he arose the last time the Segenspruch was pronounced, and Martin Urner once more entered the material world to become a factor in the religious development of his adopted country. His wife, Catherina Reist, was the next candidate, followed by the other four persons, the same scenes being repeated in each case. Johannes Preisz was born circa 1702 at Schwartzenau, Wittgenstein, (now Nordrhein-Westfalen), Germany.1 He was the son of Rev. Jacob Preisz. Johannes Preisz married (?) circa 1722. Johannes Preisz died circa 1724 at Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1

Children of Johannes Preisz and (?)


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.3.

John Preisz

M, b. 1724/25, d. January 1803
     John Preisz was also known as Johannes Preisz. He was born in 1724/25 at Indian Creek, Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Johannes Preisz and (?) John Preisz married Mary Ann Steiner, daughter of Johannes Steiner and Catharine Brenneman.2 John Preisz lived on 7 December 1752 at Washington Twp., Franklin Co., PA, At the time of purchase, it was Antrim Twp., Cumberland County. He was Elder of the Conococheague congregation of the Brethren, which organized not later than 1752. Their church building on the banks of the Antietam Creek built 1892 supplanted a stone house erected in 1795 which had been added to in 1826 and 1830 on land above mentioned of John Price and was commonly called Price's Meeting.

Annual meetings were held at Antietam in 1810; with George Royer in 1829; in 1847 with Isaac Deardorf and in 1866 with Jacob Price.

He died in January 1803 at Washington Twp., Franklin Co., PA,

Before removing from the homestead on Indian Creek, he seems to have been a personal friend of Christopher Saur, the noted printer, and wrote occasionally for Saur's paper. In 1753 Saur published the following collection of poetry:

"Der wandehare bassfertige Blichtrater oder Seelsorger, wills zur Erkentniss seiner Trinden gekomen ist a sie besenest hat. (Appx). Geist liche ist andachtige Seider autgesetzt von Johannes Preiss."

He acquired land in Germantown, formerly of his grandfather, which he sold and in 1752 took up land, then in Antrim Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, now in Washington Township, Franklin County; a patent for the same was issued to him in 1765 by Thomas and Richard Penn:

"Dated Oct. 31, 1765
Consideration, 66 pounds, 16 shillings and 6 pence.
And under a quit rent on the same of one-half penny sterling per acre. Deed Book AA vol. 7, page 80."

Recites that a warrant granted March 29, 1750, to John Leatherman for 200 acres in Antrim Twp., Cumberland Co., who by deed poll Sept. 22, 1750, granted same to George Grubb, blacksmith of Chester Co., who by deed poll of Dec. 7, 1752, sold to John Price, then of Phila. Co., and whereas another warrant issued Dec. 11, 1750, was granted unto one Richard Ocain for 100 acres in said township of Antrim, but he not complying with the terms and conditions, became void, and whereas the said John Price having afterwards purchased the interest or claims of said Richard Ocain and the said John Price being thereby possessed of the same and of the said Leatherman's land, he procured a survey to be made on both the warrants which being returned, is bounded and described, as follows:

Beginning at a post; thence by John Wallace's land, East 13 perches to a marked Black Oak; thence by John Whitehead's land North 40 degrees East 233 perches to a Pine; thence by William Blakely's land North 5 degrees West 43 perches to a White Oak; thence by William Irwin's land Northwest 63 perches to a post; South 88 degrees West 65 perches to a Black Oak; thence by Frederick Foreman's land; South 86 degrees West 128 perches to a White Oak; thence by said Foreman's land and Jacob Hollinger's land South 4 degrees East 145 perches to a hickory grub; thence by said Hollinger's land South 47 degrees East 73 perches to a marked White Oak and South 14 degrees East 44 perches to a marked White Oak; thence by John Crook's land South 4 degrees West 105 perches to the place of beginning. Containing 430½ acres and allowance of 6%.

He also purchased other lands adjoining the above; Aug. 8, 1786 for a consideration of 1088 pounds he secured 284½ acres and allowance from William Irwin, part of a tract called "Dryberry", and by deed May 6, 1780, William Patterson for and in consideration of 8075 pounds granted him another tract.

He was an elder or bishop in the Conococheague congregation of the Brethren, which was organized not later than 1752. Their church building on the banks of Antietam Creek built 1892 supplanted a stone house erected in 1795 which had been added to in 1826 and 1830 on land above mentioned of John Price and was commonly called Price's Meeting.

Deed of John Price to Christian Royer and Andrew Freadly, Trusteees of the First Day German Baptist Congregation in Antietam, dated March 31, 1797, recorded at Chambersburg, July 3, 1797, in Deed Book 4, page 172, consideration ten pounds, conveyed one acre of land, one half from the "Dryberry" tract and one-half from the 430½ tract and reads as follows:
Beginning on a line between the said two tracts of Patented Lands at about forty perches from a Black Oak corner to said John Price and Frederick Foreman, the course South 22 degrees East at a stone; thence North 58 degrees East 11 perches to a stone; thence North 60 degrees, West 14 perches to a stone; thence South 68 degrees West 8¾ perches to a stone; thence South 22 degrees East 16 perches to a stone by the spring; thence including the head of the spring North 40 degrees East 6½ perches to the place of beginning. In trust for the only use and behoof of said German Baptist Congregation and never to be sold nor disposed of legally without the majority of the members of said congregation then in being, consent and agree to the sale and manner of conveying.

Annual meetings were held at Antietam in 1810; with George Royer in 1829; in 1847 with Isaac Deardorf and in 1866 with Jacob Price.

Apparently Elder John Price was twice married, his first wife evidently was dead before 1792, for in deeds dated 1792 and 1797 no wife joined in the conveyances but his wife Mary Ann joined in a deed dated Jan. 19, 1801.

Will of John Price, dated April 2, 1795, witnessed by James Crooks, John Price, and Abraham Price. Probated at Chambersburg, Jan. 27, 1803. To his wife Mary, he left a "comfortable residence", ground for garden, 2 cows, one horse of $60 value, house furniture not to exceed twenty pounds and two hundered pounds in specie. To daughter Hannah, two hundred pounds specie and personal property not to exceed thirty pounds specie. To daughter Elizabeth Miller, one hundred pounds specie. To the children of daughter Catharine Stover, two hundred pounds specie. To daughter Susannah Stover, one hundred pounds specie. To son Jacob, tract on which he lives providing he pays thirty-seven pounds, ten shillings yearly for 8 years making the whole three hundred pounds to use of the other legatees. To sons John and Abraham the remainder of real and personal property and appointed his son Jacob and son in-law John Miller Executors. The former only served.

The land taken up by Elder John Price by patent and purchase from Wm. Irwin was divided up into two tracts. In the settling of his estate the tract lying south-west of Price's church went to his son John, and the tract lying south-west of the church near the "Nunnery" in Quincy Twp., went to his son Jacob, who died in 1839, and this latter tract, containing about 300 acres, went to Jacob's son Jacob, and later to the latter's son Rev. Benj. E. Price and after his death to the daughter of Benj. E., Mrs. S. Catherine Bonebrake.3 He was buried in 1803 at Sharpsburg Reformed Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Washington Co., MD, Find A Grave Memorial# 156713166.

Children of John Preisz and Mary Ann Steiner


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.396.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, 401.
  3. [S82] Price Genealogy, 396 - 402.
  4. [S82] Price Genealogy, 751.

Dr. Robert J. Prendergast

M, b. 20 June 1920, d. 21 September 2007
     Dr. Robert J. Prendergast was born on 20 June 1920 at Sac City, Sac Co., IA. He married Letha Mae Morrow, daughter of Charles R. Morrow and Sophia Ida Paine, in 1990. Dr. Robert J. Prendergast died on 21 September 2007 at Centennial, Arapahoe Co., CO, at age 87 Obituary (Findagrave.com):

ARNOLD - Dr. Robert J. Prendergast, a resident of Arnold for more than 61 years, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, in Centennial, Colo. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded in love, peace and tranquility by his son, Patrick, daughter-in-law, Janie, grandchildren Katie, Lauren and Tom, and several close family friends.

He was born June 20, 1920, in Sac City, Iowa. He was one of five children and the eldest son of John and Anna Klinger Prendergast. He was the last surviving member of his family. He attended and graduated from Sac City High School in 1939. He graduated with his doctorate in dental surgery from the Creighton University School of Dental Science in 1945. He served in both the U.S. Army and U. S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

Robert married Lillian Mae Meyers on June 7, 1943, while still attending dental school. After serving in the Army Dental Corps in San Diego, "Doc" and Me moved to Arnold in 1946 where he began a practice of general dentistry that continued for almost 50 years. To this marriage five children were born, one living only briefly. They raised Barbara, Robert Jr., William and Patrick in Arnold. Today sons Robert Jr. and William reside in Omaha and Patrick lives in Centennial.

Dr. Prendergast was preceded in death by his wife, "Mae," who left all too soon on May 4, 1980. After living alone for 10 years, he was fortunate to marry a second wonderful woman, Letha Mae McDowell in 1990. The couple enjoyed 12 happy years together before Letha Mae passed away in 2003. He was also preceded in death by his parents, his four siblings and his daughter, Barbara.

In addition to his three sons, Dr. Prendergast is survived by his stepson, Kendall (Margie) McDowell of Arnold; daughter-in-law, Janie Prendergast of Centennial; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He will be missed by hundreds of friends who loved, cherished and respected him. The world is a lesser place with Doc's passing.

Throughout Doc's life in Arnold, his true civic passion was the Arnold Public School System. He, like many dedicated Arnold residents, served many years on the Arnold School Board. Together these people guided a school system toward excellence that has served so many so well.

Rosary services will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Arnold. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, also at St. Agnes Catholic Church. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, in the Oakland Cemetery in Sac City. Arnold Funeral Home in Arnold is in charge.

He was buried in September 2007 at Oakland Cemetery, Sac City, Sac Co., IA, Findagrave #136558063.

May L. Prentiss1

F, b. 12 June 1875, d. 10 October 1970
     May L. Prentiss was born on 12 June 1875 at Nebraska.1 She married Prof. Joel Stebbins on 27 June 1905 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. May L. Prentiss died on 10 October 1970 at Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, at age 95. She was buried in October 1970 at East Lawn Palms Cemetery and Mortuary, Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, Findagrave #165917251.

Child of May L. Prentiss and Prof. Joel Stebbins


  1. [S2180] 1930 Federal Census, Dane County, Wisconsin. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2567; FHL #2342301.

Florence Wadsworth Prescott

F, b. 25 June 1867, d. 13 August 1951
     Florence Wadsworth Prescott was born on 25 June 1867; daughter of George B. and Eliza Curtis (Parsons) Prescott. She married Philip Van Rensselaer Van Wyck, son of Philip Van Rensselaer Van Wyck and Salvadora Meade McLaughlin. Florence Wadsworth Prescott died on 13 August 1951 at age 84. She was buried in August 1951 at Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA, Findagrave #42464985.

Children of Florence Wadsworth Prescott and Philip Van Rensselaer Van Wyck

Lloyd H. Prescott

M, b. 14 October 1921, d. 28 May 1996
     Lloyd H. Prescott was born on 14 October 1921. He married Maudie C. Shamblin, daughter of Odis Shamblin and Anna Dora Carroll. Lloyd H. Prescott died on 28 May 1996 at San Bernardino Co., CA, at age 74 Dates per SSDI, last residence Apple Valley.

Mary Alice Prescott

F, b. 8 January 1923, d. 28 May 2010
     Mary Alice Prescott was born on 8 January 1923. She married Paul Williston Marth, son of Albert Edward Marth and Lettie May Fulrath, on 6 November 1948 at Monmouth, Wabash Co., IL. Mary Alice Prescott died on 28 May 2010 at Richmond, Goochland Co., VA, at age 87.

Margaret Virginia Presgraves

F, b. 18 October 1920, d. 12 October 2016
     Margaret Virginia Presgraves was born on 18 October 1920 at Fairfax Co., VA. She married Willard Walker Clark on 14 June 1941 at Fairfax Co., VA, Caremony by Rev. W. Boyd Bryant. Margaret Virginia Presgraves died on 12 October 2016 at age 95. She was buried in October 2016 at Arnon Chapel Cemetery, Great Falls, Fairfax Co., VA, Findagrave #172307253.

Charles Presley

     Charles Presley was the son of Emily Slack.

Sally Presley

F, b. 4 April 1912, d. June 1980
     Note: SS Death Index info appears to match, but has not been validated. Sally Presley was born on 4 April 1912.1 She married Glen Kitzmiller, son of William Cleveland Kitzmiller and Latisha Maralda Barry. Sally Presley died in June 1980 at Morristown, Hamblen Co., TN, at age 68.1


  1. [S89] Social Security Death Index, online www.ancestry.com.

Samuel D. Pressell

     Samuel D. Pressell married Anna M. (?).

Child of Samuel D. Pressell and Anna M. (?)