How did Michael App acquire his land upon his arrival in 1752? The area was still under British rule, and this is how land ownership evolved.
The settlement of Michael App’s will in 1809 by a lower court was appealed and heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on March 22, 1823.
The ship St. Andrew’s passenger manifest for September 23, 1752 listing only males 16 years and older. Women and children were not listed. It sailed from Rotterdam, to Plymouth (England), then to the Port of Philadelphia.
2021 Map of App surname distribution in Germany.
Large numbers of prospective migrants to America met at Rotterdam, a site very suitable for travelers who had come down the Rhine from their towns and farms upstream.
They depart Visalia for home in Jamestown, 150 miles and a five day ride to the north, along the same route they followed south two months earlier.
They have ridden 153 miles since Ivanpah, but 283 miles still remain ahead until they arrive at home in Jamestown.
John and his traveling companion leave camp for home. The next day he writes about the heat, the mosquitos, and the large horse flies.
John is wrapping up his exploratory activities and getting ready to go home. First, he visits some nearby mines.
Even with some Indian trouble there seem to be several who are friendly. John locates the “Lucy Eva”… named for John’s 2 year old daughter.