St. Jacob's Lutheran Church
Chapin, South Carolina
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The earliest history of St. Jacob's Church has not been described. When
the church was founded is a matter of conjecture. The earliest record of
St. Jacob's is its participation in the organization of the Ecclesiastical
Union Hill of 1788. Early bounty grants for the St. Jacob's Church
area include: John Michael Ergil, John Fayt Kersinger, Jacob Haltewanger,
Olrig Sleys and Ann Mary Wilder, wife of Jacob Lindler. All of these
family names are found among signers of the petition for membership of St.
Jacob's Church into the Ecclesiastical Union. St. Jacob's Church is
located on the 150A survey of 1748 to Christian Theus (Colonial Plats
4:468). This survey was the earliest in the Wateree Creek area. Theus sold
the land to John Geiger.John Geiger in 1768 sold the south 100A part of
the survey to Christian Reister and fact is confirmed by early state
surveys adjacent the land grant of Christian Theus. The original
church was located on the north side of the old road that passes through
the grant and it would be assumed that part of the grant was deeded over
to the church at some point, either in the Colonial or early statehood
period, and either by Rister or Boyer.
Signatures of Petitioners for St. Jacob's Church for Membership in
Names as interpreted in Quattlebaum, Paul. "German Protestants in South
Carolina in 1788; a Petition for Incorporation of Their Churches." SC
Historical and Genealogical Magazine, XLV:4 (Oct 1946). Names in
parenthesis represent modern or alternative equivalents of name.
Jacob bindler ser. (Lindler)
Conrad (X) Shleis (Slice)
Jacob bindler ju. (Lindler)
Johan Vetter Bondscher (Peter Baltscherrer)
Johan J. Jungling (?)
Johan Heinrich Seitz
George Froeschle(r) (Freshley)
Adam (X) Paltzer (Saltzer, Salser)
michel (X) Ergle
Michael Carle (Charles)
Christian (X) Rucker (Rister)
Banerman Getzunger (X) (Getsinger)
Tobias Yttler (X)
Colonial Surveys to Women in the St. Jacob's Church Area
The following is a list of women's surveys all of which are thought to be
in the St. Jacob's Church or Wateree Creek area of Lexington County.
Deeds to the sale of late Colonial surveys in old Newberry District reveal
that it was a common practice at that time for women to obtain surveys and
grants in their maiden name. The names of owners of adjacent lands are
given in the following list. Some of the women in this list may have been
obtaining lands adjacent their husbands. Following the name of
grantee is found the acreage, date of plat certification, and Colonial SC
plat book reference
* Mary BLACK - 100A plat, 11 Feb 173, Vol. 13, p. 231. Adj. surveys of
John Coinnot and George Rizer. Shown as John Kinarksland on 200A survey of
1772 to George Rizer.
* Rosina CHARLES - 100A, 1773, Vol. 14, p. 62. Adj. survey of
Jacob Lindler. The David Lindler cemetery is located on this tract.
* Anne COOKE - 100A plat, 26 Jan 1773, Vol. 14, p. 175.
Adj. land of Frederick Kicklighter.
* Mary EXTON - 100A plat, 24 May 1773, Vol. 15, p. 72. Adj.
land of Michael Boyer and Adam Shull. Land later owned by Michael Farr and
inherited by children of Michael Farr - John, Eve, Conrad, George &
David Farr; transferred by them to Thomas L. Veale (Lex. Deed Book O, p.
* Margaret GROMER (CROMER) - 100 plat, 17 May 1773, Vol. 16,
p. 248. Adj. land of John Hipp and James Hollenshead.
* Barbara KISELHOT (GEISELHART) - 100A plat, 22 March 1773,
Vol. 17, p. 505. Adj. land of Jacob Fullmore. 57A of tract sold 17 Oct
1843 by Wilks F. Waters & wife, Elizabeth , to Thomas Clark (Lex.
Deeds N-415). Deed says land left to Elizabeth Waters by her father,
George Stoudemire, Sr.
* Christiana NATHAMERING - 50A plat, 8 Feb 1750, Vol. 5, p.
250. Adj. survey of Baltzer Bush. Wife of Balzar Bush (Memorials 8:359)
* Catherine POWMIN - 150Aplat, 15 Dec 1752, Vol. 5, p.
495. Adj. surveys of Alexander Deley, Ferdinand Fisher, Margaret
Schradin, and Frederick Kicklighter. Married Adam Hover
(Hauber). Came on Upton with daughter, Catherine 5 or 6 (JC, pt. 2)
* Barbara REICH (RISH) - 100A plat, 2 March 1772, Vol.
20:56. Adj. survey of Martin Swaggert.
* Barbara RISHTER - 100A plat, 2 March 1773, Vol. 30, p.
112. Adj. land of Henry Shuller and George Freshley.Magdelena
RISHTER - 100A plat, 29 March 1773.
* Margaret SCHRADIN - 50A plat, 3 Dec 1753, Vol. 12, p. 137.
On Elizabeth (JC 21, pt. 1) Adj. surveys of William Hendrick Desch,
Tobias Walthouer, Ferdinand Fisher and Catherine Powmin.
* Anna Christina SETZLER - 100A plat, 19 May 1772, Vol. 19,.
p. 403, Wife of Adam Frederick Epting. Adj. survey of George Zachary
* Rosanah SINGLING (SINGLEY) - 100A plat, 22 Mar 1773, Vol.
19, p. 476. Adj. land of Jacob Fullmore. Sold in 1775 to Wm. Summer, she
was wife of Sebastian Kock (SCMAR 11:10, 1983)
* Catherine SISSA (SEASE) - 100A plat, 25 Mar 1773, Vol. 19,
p. 403. Adj. land of John Rykard.
* Catharine SLICE - 100A plat, 24 Mar 1773, Vol. 19, p. 516.
Adj. surveys of John Wilder, John Kynet, and Jacob Bos.
* Angell WALDEWANGER (HALTEWANGER) - 100A plat, 25 Mar 1773,
Vol. 21, p. 260. Adj. lands of Jacob Bookter, Tobias Eisler and
* Angellica WELLER - 100A plat, 24 May 1773. Adj. land of
* Ann Mary WILDER - 50A plat, 8 Apr 1753, Vol 8, p. 260. With
her brother & family on Elizabeth (JC 21, pt. 1). Wife of Jacob
Lindler (Memorials 14, p. 258 & Quit Rents 1760-1765, pt. 1, p. 75).
Adj. surveys of John Michael Ergil, Olrig Sleys and Jacob Lindler.
* Catherina WILLIAMS - 100A plat, 20 Jan 1773. Adj. lands of
Thomas and Frederick Kittokter (Kicklighter).
* Mary WRITEER (RITTER) - 100A plat, 22 Mar 1773, Vol. 20, p.
521. Adj. surveys of Michael Hamader and John Bush.
Written by Dr. Carl W. Nichols
(Article was published in the Dutch Fork Digest, Vol. XIV, April-June
Posted 13 May 2007
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