|Rev. John Christoph Gobrecht
Noted events in his life were:
1. Arrival: 11 Sep 1753, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1
2. Book: History of the Reformed Church in the United States, 1725-1792. Bio of John Christopher Gobrecht, 1899. 1
3. Book: HIstory of York County: bio of Rev. John Christopher Gobrecht, 1907. 3
4. Magazine: The Pennsylvania-German: article about bibles of John Christopher Gobrecht and John Beecher owned by N.A. Gobrecht, Apr 1908, , , PA. 5 N. A. Gobrecht, Altoona, Pa., has in his possession a German Bible printed at Zurich, Switzerland, by Emanuel and Johann Rudolff, printers, 1729. It was brought over by John Christopher Gobrecht, the ancestor born October, 1733, at Angerstein, Hanover, Germany; landed September 11, 1753, at Philadelphia, from the ship "Queen of Denmark," Geo. Parish, captain; settled in Bucks county; studied theology under Rev. John George Alsentz, and was licensed 1764 as the first Reformed student under the care of Coetus in Pennsylvania; died at Hanover in 1815. He has also another German Bible printed by Christopher Sauer, Germantown, Pa., 1763, having family record of John Beecher and Elizabeth Keplinger, the ancestors of the numerous Beecher families in Adams and York counties, Pa. John Beecher was a soldier of the Revolution, died in his 90th year, August 1838, and was buried at Arendtsville, Pa. This Bible comes to N. A. Gobrecht by his wife, who is a Beecher descendant of the third generation. Both German Bibles are in good condition and are in the hands of a worthy member of the Pennsylvania German Society of Pennsylvania and are cherished by him as family heirlooms.
John married Elizabeth Sands. (Elizabeth Sands was born on 3 Nov 1746 in Reading, Berks, PA,4 6 died on 2 Oct 1801 in Hanover, York, PA 4 6 and was buried in Hanover: Old Reformed Church Graveyard, York, PA, USA 4 6.)
1 James Isaac Good, History of the Reformed Church in the United States, 1725-1792 (Reading, Pa. Daniel Miller, Publisher. 1899.), Page 567, bio of John Christopher Gobrecht. https://books.google.com/books?id=S90qAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA567&ots=oHdDhIKb9b&dq=John%20christoph%20gobrecht%20buried&pg=PA567#v=onepage&q=John%20christoph%20gobrecht%20buried&f=false.
2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55985487.
3 Prowell, George, History of York County, Pennsylvania (Historical Society of York County, PA. 1907. 3 volumes.), Vol. 1, page 818. Bio of John Christopher Gobrecht. https://books.google.com/books?id=psc4AQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA818&ots=CInHzP0Nux&dq=John%20christoph%20gobrecht%20buried&pg=PA818#v=onepage&q=John%20christoph%20gobrecht%20buried&f=false.
4 N. A. Gobrecht, "Old Pennsylvania-German Graveyard Records, Hanover, Pa.," The Pennsylvania-German, Oct 1904; (https://books.google.com/books?id=zdcwAQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA186&ots=ySKy5x8NKd&dq=%22daniel%20gobrecht%22%201842&pg=PA184#v=onepage&q=reformed%20graveyard&f=false).
5 "Clippings from Current News," The Pennsylvania-German, Apr 1908, page 188; (https://books.google.com/books?id=DtMwAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA189#v=onepage&q=gobrecht&f=false).
6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=55985432.