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  Johann Leonardt Bear, was born abt 1700 in Erbach, Hesson, Germany, date of death unknown. Johann married Elizabeth Unknown. They had atleast 1 child; Phillip Jacob Bear b. 1735





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  Phillip Jacob Bear (Johann) was born abt 1735 in Erbach, Hesson, Germany, he died in 1812 in Arendtsville, Adams Co., PA.. He was the son of Johann Leonardt Bear and Elizabeth Unknown. Phillip married Anna Maria Walther . They had atleast 1 child; Johann  Nicholas Bear b.1769.





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  Johann Nicholas Bear (Phillip,Johann) was born in 1769 in Macungie Twp., Lehigh Co., PA., he died Dec 31,1852 in Butler Twp., Adams Co., PA., burial at Fairview Cem.,Arendtsville, Adams Co., PA.. He was the son of Phillip Jacob Bear and Anna Maria Walther. Johann married Maria Magdalena Schlossar in 1807 in Adams Co., PA.. Maria was born May 8 1785 in PA., she died Sep 14 1864 in Arendtsville, Adams Co., PA., burial at Fairview Cem.,Arendtsville, Adams Co., PA..
Johann and Maria had 11 children; Catherine Bear b.1808, Maria Magdalena Bear b.1810, Jacob Bear b.1812, Leah Bear b.1814, Salome Bear b.1816, Johnnes Bear b.1819, Elisabeth Bear b.1820, George Bear b.1822, Sara Anna Bear b.1825, Sophia Bear b.1828 and Delila Bear b. 1831.





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  Catherine Bear (Johann, Phillip, Johann) was born Nov 10, 1808 in Arendtsville, Adams Co., PA., she died Dec 5,1856 in Mason Co., Illinois. She was the daughter of Johann Nicholas Bear and Maria Magdalena Schlosser. Catherine married Daniel Arendt on Apr 30, 1828 at Arendtsville Luthern Church, Arendtsville, Adams Co., PA.. They had 11 children; George B. Arendt b.1830, Sophia Arendt b.1832, Lucy Ann Arendt b. 1832, Julie Ann Arendt b.1834, Susan Arendt b.1836, Peter Arendt b.1838, Salome Arendt b.1840, Daniel Arendt b.1842, Deliah Arendt b.1845, Henry Nicholas Arendt b.1846 and Mary Cahterine Arendt b. 1849.