Jacob Wagner Jr. was the son of Jacob Wagner (b. ca. 1693, d. 1754) and Anna Maria Jung. He arrived in America on September 20, 1738 with his parents aboard the ship "Friendship" . Jacob was married to Louisa Huber. He was born in Nottingen, Germany. He is mentioned in all the Lehigh County histories with his father, as a pioneer settler of Macungie Township, and a founding member of the Lehigh Zion Church in 1745/1750, which he served in the responsible position of elder. He was naturalized in Lehigh County in March 1764. He seems to have been a community leader, both in Lehigh County and in Mahantongo. He served in the War of the Revolution, along with his 3 sons-in-laws.. In 1776 he served as a private in Capt. John Arndt's Company of Associators and Militia in Northampton Co. Our ancestor was the patriarch of the overland migration of our Lehigh County families who made new homes in the Mahantongo wilderness after the Revolution. He and his oldest son-in-law Daniel Maurer bought land together in Mahantongo in 1793, and the Heplers and others followed. Shortly after 1800 Jacob Wagner was one of the founders of the St. Jacob's or Howerter's Union Lutheran and Reformed Church to which most of our Mahantongo ancestors belonged. Jacob and Louisa are buried in Howerter's Cemetery, in Upper Mahantongo Twp., Northumberland County. His is the oldest grave (1802) marked in the cemetery. The Schuylkill and Northumberland County line runs through the cemetery, part in Northumberland and part in Schuylkill. The Wagners lived in Schuylkill and Northumberland Counties and their records are found in both counties. Jacob and Louisa had 10 children, all of whom were born in Lehigh County. Jacob pre-deceased his mother, not named in her will. It appears that the Wagners daughters, with their husbands moved to Schuylkill County with their parents. All the girls married men from the same general area of Lehigh County. Two never married. The three girls that did marry all had husbands who also served in the Revolutionary War. Thus this unusual family, you find Jacob Wagner Jr. and all his sons-in-law, all buried in Howerter's Cemetery . All four of them patriots of the Revolution.
Jacob Wagner b. 7-6-1725 d. 11-30-1802
Louisa Huber - b. 3-1-1736 d. 7-1-1827
|Regina Wagner||b. 25-Jul 1756||d. 24- Oct 1816|
|Gertrude Wagner||b. 10- Nov 1760||d. 1859|
|Johannes Wagner||b. 27- Feb 1763||d. ?|
|Maria Elizabeth Wagner||b. 21- Feb 1765||d. 8- Mar 1856|
|Jacob Wagner Jr.||b. 28- Jun 1767||d. ?|
|Johan George Wagner||b. 18- Jun 1770||d. 4- Apr 1855|
|Louisa Wagner||b. 19- Feb 1773||d. ?|
|Michael Wagner||b. 8- Feb 1775||d. ?|
|Anna Maria Wagner||b. 27- Sep 1777||d. 15- Jan 1842|
|Catharina Wagner||b. 8- Oct 1780||d. 14- Apr 1855|
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Source: The Wagner Family History, by Avice Hepler Morgan. First Edition, Gateway Press Inc., Baltimore, 1997. Pgs XVI, 1&2
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