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Jacob Setzer 1

 

Born: 1730, Heidelberg, Germany
Died:  18 Dec 1766, Iredell County, NC

 
 

 

                       

Jacob Setzer I, "the Pioneer", was born in 1730 in Heidelberg, Germany.  He settled in Catawba County by 1765 (at that time part of Lincoln County).  As a young man, he made his way down the Rhine River to Holland and is believed to have come to America, along with his brother, Michael, on Captain William Muir's ship Brothers from Rotterdam, Holland. 

 
 
It is believed that Michael was also born in 1730 but it is not known if they were twins or not.  The ship landed in Philadelphia, PA on September 26, 1753.  Jacob was the son of Johannes Adam Setzer, who came to America on the Ship Patience which landed in America on August 10, 1750.  Michael went west and Jacob came south almost immediately.
 
 
Jacob was a physician and brought his medical books with him when he came to America.  He settled on the farm of Conrad Bovey (Poovey) near Newton, North Carolina.
 

Jacob married Mary Magdalene Bovey about 1753.  She was the daughter of Conrad and Magdalene Bovey and was born about 1735. 

 
Jacob and Mary lived in a part of Anson County, North Carolina.  Rowan County was formed from Anson in 1753 and included all the territory west to the Blue Ridge.  The area where they lived eventually became part of Mecklenburg County in 1762, then part of Tryon County, then part of Lincoln County in 1779, and in 1842 part of Catawba County, NC.  They lived on Hildebrand Creek, an arm of Clark's Creek, currently located in Catawba County, about 3.5 miles west of Maiden.
 
 
A deed from 10 Dec 1766 on file in Mecklenburg County shows that Jacob was deeded 196.5 acres of land by Conrad Bovey.
 
 
Jacob and Mary had three sons:
 
Children of Jacob Setzer I and Mary Magdalene Bovey
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
John Setzer I 1754 18 Mar 1822 Catherine Bushart Barringer
Jacob Setzer, Jr. 1756 1834 Mariah Elizabeth Hildebrand
Adam Setzer 1758 29 Aug 1843 Elizabeth Arney
 
The family church affiliation was Lutheran and they attended Old Saint Paul's Church in Newton.
 
 
All three of Jacob and Mary's sons are named in their Grandfather Boovy's will.  All three saw service in the Revolutionary War.  John served with the militia at Kings Mountain.  Jacob Jr. served in Franklin Co., GA, where he had moved.  Adam served three terms for which he received a Revolutionary War pension.
 
 
Jacob died 18 Dec 1766 in Catawba/Lincoln Co, NC.  After Jacob's death, Mary married Conrad Mingus and bore several other children.  Mary died about 1795. 
 

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