Ulrich Christian Langenegger
- Born: 7 Oct 1664, Langnau, Bern, Switzerland
- Marriage: Anna Blaser on 12 Jan 1694 in Langnau, Bern, Switzerland 339
- Died: 1754, Lancaster, Pennsylvania at age 90
Noted events in his life and other information:
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Ulrich Longenecker immigrated in 1733. His age was 69 years, and there came with him his wife and two sons-Ulrich, Jr., aged 22 years, and Jacob, 19 years. He located upon a tract of land of 229 acres, lying upon the west side of the Schuylkill River-now in North Coventry Township, Chester Co., for which a warrant issued April l0th, 1736, to Ulrich Loninnacre-and a deed of Ulrich Loninnacre and wife, dated May 17th, 1749, was executed to John Staner (now Steiner), recorded at Philadelphia, in Deed Book A, Vol. 10, page 25.
It is traditionary amongst his descendants that he was a book-printer at Zurich, Switzerland. Three other sons preceded him in coming to the new world. David immigrated about 1722. Rupp says it was as early as 1719; whatever was the date, it is quite probable that he sailed in the same vessel in which his Uncle Daniel and family came. John immigrated in 1727 and Christian in 1729; these sons, except Jacob, settled in Lancaster County, Pa., as did their father at a later period.
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Jacob Longenecker, grandson of Ulrich, about 1780, changed the name to Longaker, and the descendants of Daniel, their names to Longacre. The descendants of Ulrich in Lancaster County and their descendants elsewhere generally retained the name of Longenecker; one branch, however, adopted Longnecker, and a few Longanaker, and under these names their descendants are residing in many of the States and Territories of the United States.
Ulrich married Anna Blaser on 12 Jan 1694 in Langnau, Bern, Switzerland.339 (Anna Blaser was born on 12 Dec 1673 in Langnau, Bern, Switzerland and died in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.)