Skippack Historical Society

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XXXI, No. 1, written by Hon. Samuel W. Pennypacker, LL.D, published by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1907.

Township of Skippack & Perkiomen

Before Montgomery County was created the Skippack region was part of Philadelphia County. In 1725 by petition of the residents of the region near the Skippack and Perkiomen creeks, a new Township was laid out, surveyed, and given the name of Skippack and Perkiomen. According to Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker this "effort was made, under the direction of Pannebecker", the Governor's ancestor Henry Pannebecker, who he went on to write "secured the signatures to the petition and gave his assistance to those who were unable to write."

The following names were included with this petition:

Klas Jansen
Johan Umstat
Peter Bon
Henry Pannebecker
Hermanus Kuster
Paulus Frid
Johannes van Fossen
Johannes Friedt
Hans Tetweiller
Jacob Scheimer
Paul Friedt
Willem Weirman
Nicholas H--st
Henrick Kolb
Martin Kolb
Jacob Kolb
Jacob Merckley
Arnold van Fossen
Issac Dubois
Huppert Kassel
John Pawling
John Jacobs
Richard Jacob
Michael Ziegler
Christoph Dock
Hans Volweiller
Valentin Hunsicker
Richard Gobel
Matthias Teissen
Arnold vanVossen
Jacob Op de Graff
George Merckle
Daniel Deesmont
Peter Jansen

Researched by Bradley S. DeForest

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