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Sampler of Deed Plotting

Below is a sampler of several deeds and state surveys that I've plotted with Deed Mapper. The first column is the reference and the second is the modern view. The third column is an aerial photo of the area showing the topology. Not all pictures exist (and I'll occastionally add updates). If you want additional information on these places, warrants, etc, send me email. Note that in some cases the person owned multiple tracts at different times and they may not have resided on these specific land tracts. There are also often deeds for small land fragments that changed hand from time-to-time, and these are not shown.

In each case, I began using a variety of backgrounds (always starting with a standard topographical map) for the connecting the surveys and deeds and then changing to other backgrounds to show a more modern view. The county GIS and 1930's aerial photos are the best starting points in most cases. When the land has changed purpose over many years, the old aerial photos are best.


Description Reference Alternate Aerial
George Michael Bastian, Sr (c1732-1798) land, Allen Twp, Northumberland Co, PA.
George Michael Bastian, Sr (c1732-1798) land, above Selinsgrove, Snyer Co, PA. He gave the three tracts to his children as shown.
George Michael Bastian, Jr (1769-1845) land, Rockefeller Twp, Northumberland Co, PA (deed DD:78 and HH:114).
Thomas Benfield's (c1706-1770) first land in Amity Twp, Berks Co, PA.
Thomas Benfield's (c1706-1770) second land in District Twp, Berks Co, PA.
Heinrich Bollender (c1729-1775) land, tracts on left at base of rock outcrop, Greenwich Twp, Berks Co, PA (D58:124 and C19:162)
Johan Nicholas Bollender (c1709-1757) land, tracts on right, Greenwich Twp, Berks Co, PA (C164:240)
Samuel Boyer (c1740-a1805) land, Hegins Twp, Schuylkill Co, PA (S:232)
Peter Clemens (c1743-1804) land, Pine Grove Twp, Schuylkill Co, PA (S:232)
Henry Conrad (1799-1855) land (roughly C:146), Lower Augusta Twp, Northumberland Co, PA
Jacob Conrad (c1740-1812) land, Lower Augusta Twp, Northumberland Co, PA
John Conrad (1777-1839) land, Rockefeller Twp, Northumberland Co, PA (A:48)
Peter Conrad (1767-1837) land, Rockefeller Twp, Northumberland Co, PA (C21:202, A77:204, F:131, deed M:398)
Johannes Derr (1735-a1813) land, Weisenberg Twp, Lehigh Co, PA (aerial looking N)
Lorence Derr (1769-1825) land, East Cameron Twp, Berks Co, PA (C52:101)
Michael Derr (1815-1876) land, Butler Twp, Schuylkill Co, PA
Christopher Dunkelberger (c1749-1835) land along creek, West Cameron Twp, Northumberland Co, PA (N:200)
Clemens Dunkelberger (c1705-c1779) land, three tracts, upper right, Windsor Twp, Berks Co, PA (aerial lookin E)
Jacob Herb (c1733-1806) land, District Twp, Berks Co, PA (Jacob had D58:87 and C92:2, son Daniel had C129:257) (aerial looking SW)
Jacob Hill (1716-1775) land, two tracts, lower left, Windsor Twp, Berks Co, PA (aerial looking N)
Adam Howerter (1742-1819) land, Longswamp Twp, Berks Co, PA (aerial looking SE)
Adam Howerter (1742-1819) land, Upper Mahanoy Twp, Northumberland Co, PA (C11:41)
Henrich Huber (c1700-b1762) land, Lower Macungie Twp (at present Macungie borough), Lehigh Co, PA (C179:77 and A51:232) (Jacob Wagner had C91:243, D63:6 and others) (aerial looking S)
Johannes Klock (1777-1833) land (blue deed on left), Eldred Twp, Schuylkill Co, PA
Peter Klock (1743-1818) land, Longswamp Twp, Berks Co, PA (aerial looking E, back left corner)
Peter Klock (1743-1818) land (C13:10 and B4:202), Eldred Twp, Schuylkill Co, PA
Johannes Knerr (1747-1825) land, Lowhill Twp, Lehigh Co, PA
Sebald Kramer (c1700-a1747) land, Greenwich Twp, Berks Co, PA (C36:3) (son Godfrey Kramer Sr go D58:53 and C102:63) (aerial - Sebald left/Godfrey right)
Adam Maurer (c1708-c1768) land, top left, North Whitehall Twp, Berks Co, PA (C:557)
Christian Reiner (1723-1784) land, Upper Milford Twp, Lehigh Co, PA
Conrad Schwenk (1765-1836) land on left, South Manheim Twp, Lehigh Co, PA (C203:78) (land is on right side in aerial pic)
Marcus Schwenk (c1733-1786) land on right, South Manheim Twp, Lehigh Co, PA (C220:157)
Michael Sebastian land (1705-1780) (approx location since he didn't complete the patent in his name), Frederick Twp, Montgomery Co, PA
Johannes Smith (1802-1858) land (blue deed at bottom), Eldred Twp, Schuylkill Co, PA
Johannes Wagner (1763-1834) land (E:284), Upper Mahanoy Twp, Northumberland Co, PA
Jacob Steinbruch (c1720-1756) land, Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co, PA
Sebastian Truckenmiller (1715-1795) land, Upper Milford Twp, Lehigh Co, PA (aerial looking E - see housing development)
Jacob Weary (c1717-c1779) land, Greenwich Twp, Berks Co, PA (aerial looking S)
George Nicholas Wenner (c1704-1760) land, Albany Twp, Berks Co, PA
Jacob Wolf (c1720-1789) land, bottom right, North Whitehall Twp, Berks Co, PA (C212:209 and D7:251)
Fred Yoder (1896-1968) land (blue deed on right), Eldred Twp, Schuylkill Co, PA
Samuel Yoder (c1730-1771) land (land on left of the road, from his father), Oley Twp, Berks Co, PA (land on right of road is Hans Yoder Jr) (aerial Samuel)
Hans Yoder (c1700-1779) land (land on right), Oley Twp, Berks Co, PA (aerial Hans Jr)