Person:Johann Beckner (1)

Johann Nicholas Beckner
b.abt. 1704 Germany
d.bef. 1779 Pennsylvania
m. 5 May 1722
  1. John Nicholas Beckner, Jr.Abt 1725 - Abt 1812
  2. Lawrence Beckner1733 - 1802
  3. John BecknerAbt 1734 -
  4. Michael BecknerAbt 1736 -
  5. Peter BecknerAbt 1738 - Bet 1810 & 1820
  6. Magdelina BecknerAbt 1745 -
Facts and Events
Name Johann Nicholas Beckner
Alt Name Johann Nicholas Böckner
Alt Name Johann Nicholas Boeckener
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt. 1704 Germany
Marriage 5 May 1722 Reichenbach, Kr. Sankt Wendel, Rheinland, Prußen, Germanyto Dorothea Margretha Nagel
Death[1] bef. 1779 Pennsylvania
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    JOHAN NICHOLAS1 BECKNER was born Abt. 1704 in Germany, and died Bef. 1779 in Pennsylvania. He married__ in __.

    The Beckner family lineage described in the book Beckners in America( by Branda Cook Beckner & Barbara Roland Beckner,
    Beckners in America, (Gateway Press Inc., 1001 N. Calvert Street Baltimore, Md. 21202). , known as the Johan Nicholas line,
    was of Swiss-German descent. This family sailed from Rotterdam on the "Lydia", arriving in Philadelphia 27 Sep 1740. Johan
    Nicholas, Nicholas and Lawrence Beckner are found on the roles of the Little Conewago Church in 1770 in York county,
    Pennsylvania. Descendents live in Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey and elsewhere.

    Children of JOHAN BECKNER and ?? are:
    i.JOHAN NICHOLAS BECKNER, JR., b. Abt. 1725, Germany; d. Abt. 1812, Botetourt County, Va..
    ii.MARILLIS BECKNER, b. Abt. 1730, Germany; d. Unknown.
    iii.LAWRENCE BECKNER, b. Abt. 1733, unk; d. 1802, unk.
    iv.JOHN BECKNER, b. Abt. 1734, Germany; d. Unknown.
    v.MICHAEL BECKNER, b. Abt. 1736, Germany; d. Unknown.
    vi. PETER BECKNER, b. Abt. 1738, unk; d. Bet. 1810 - 1820, unk.
    vii. MAGDALINA BECKNER, b. Abt. 1745, Pennsylvania; d. Unknown; m. CHRISTOPH FUCHS,
    June 04, 1765, York County, Pa.; b. Unknown, unk; d. Unknown, unk.
    viii. HENRY BECKNER, b. Abt. 1750, unk; d. Bet. 1798 - 1800, unk.

  2.   Find A Grave.

    ohann Nicholas Beckner
    BIRTH 1704
    DEATH 1779 (aged 74–75)
    Pennsylvania, USA

    John was born about 1704 in Baden-Baden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
    Died before 1779 Pennsylvania
    married Anna Killan about 1724 in Germany

    Johann Nicholas Beckner arrived in Pennsylvania September 27, 1740, aboard the Lydia, sailing from "Rotterdam, last from Dover", with 180 passengers. On the passenger manifest he was listed as age thirty-six. The only other family member listed was his son Johann Nicholas Jr., age fifteen. Women and children under the age of fifteen were not routinely named on the passenger lists at that time. He was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1743 and appears on a tax list there in April of that year. He is next found in York County, Pennsylvania. In 1770, he was named as a single member of the Great Conewago Church of the Brethren. It is believed he died before 1779 as he is not on the tax lists for York County, as are his sons. No record has been found naming Johann Nicholas's wife or children, with the exception of his son Johann Nicholas, Jr. in a day when large families were the rule, it is reasonable to assume that his family was no exception. All children listed were found in the York County, Pennsylvania area. All ages work out to be approximately two years apart, which is the typical age spread for the time period, the same names appear in each family, etc. (That Lawrence is a son of Johann Nicholas has been generally accepted for many years and indeed, Lawrence and Nicholas Jr. moved side by side to Virginia and their families were close for several generations.) There does not seem to have been any other Beckner families in the Pennsylvania area during these early years. The only exception is a tax listing for Jacob Beckner, with 200 acres, in 1783, however, the tax list shows that there are no inhabitants on this property. This listing could well refer to either Jacob, son of Nicholas Jr., or Jacob, son of Lawrence, and not necessisarily an elderly man as some would have suggested. If there was another family in the area, there most likely would have been more evidence that a one year tax listing. Therefore, we have listed Marillis, John, Magdalina, Michael, Peter and henry as additional "probable" children of the immigrant Johann Nicholas Beckner.

    *Taken from book "Beckners in America The First 250 Years", compiled by Brenda Cook Beckner & Barbara Roland Beckner, published by Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD. 1996, page

    1. Johann Nicholas Beckner, b. Abt 1725, Germany
    2. Marillis Beckner, b. Abt 1730
    3. Lawrence Beckner, b. Abt 1733, Germany
    4. Michael Beckner, b. Abt 1736, Germany
    5. Peter Beckner, b. Abt 1738
    6. Magdalina Beckner, b. Abt 1745, Pennsylvania
    7. Henry Beckner, b. Abt 1750