Heinrich Frey


Anna Catherine Levering

Heinrich Frey was born in Germany June 17, 1663 and is known to be the first German to live in Pennsylvania. He came from Altheim, Alsace to the Delaware River in 1680. He would have been 17 years old when he landed in America.  He managed to acquire 1250 acres while in Philadelphia. 

He met and married Anna Catherine Levering daughter of American Immigrant, John Wigard Levering who came to America 5 years after Heinrich.  Heinrich and Anna were married in Germantown, Philadelphia Co., PA on April 26, 1692.  To this union the following children were born: George, Jacob,William, Benjamin, Henry, Abraham, John, Rebecca, Elizabeth and my ancestor Amelia Frey.

Anna and Heinrich are buried in Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania.


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