Col. Philip Frederick Antes

Male 1730 - 1801  (71 years)


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  • Name Col. Philip Frederick Antes  [1
    Title Col. 
    Born 2 Jul 1730  Frederick, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 5 Jul 1730  [3
    High Dutch Reformed Churches of Falkner Swamp, Skippack and Whitemarsh near Harrisburg, PA 
    _MILT 6 May 1777 
    Col., Philadelphia Co. Militia 
    Died 20 Sep 1801  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 21 Sep 1801  Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Frederick was a member of the Convention, which met at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, 1776. He was an iron founder and gunsmith who cast the first cannons used by the American Revolutionary forces. In 1779, during the British occupation of Philadelphia, he moved to Northumberland Co., where he was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1784. In 1799 Gov. Thomas Mifflin appointed him one of the commissioners to survey the headwaters of the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill, and East branch of the Susquehanna rivers. His sponsors were and Anna Catherine and Frederick Antes, grandparents.

      From the New Hanover, PA website:
      "Colonel Phillip Frederick Antes was commissioned in the 6th Battalion of the Pennsylvania Militia and is believed to have assisted Washington in choosing the area of 'Forkners Swamp (Falkner) about 4 miles from Pots Grove.' (Washington's Letter to General Wayne, September 23, 1777)

      "This choice made sense in several ways. First, it was the location of temporary hospitals set up sometime after the Battle of Brandywine. At this location the army could protect the Great Road and Swamp Road, both leading to Reading thus protecting the stores and forges. The hills surrounding the area provided a strong defensive position.

      "It was to this area that the Commander-In-Chief moved his 8,000 man army on September 21st. Some of his militia mayhave arrived as early as the 18th as recorded in a Maryland Officer's journal.

      "Colonel Antes is credited with many arrangements of the Camp. His house, built by his Moravian father, Henry Antes, was General Washington's Headquarters. Washington always tried to stay among his troops. The army officers stayed at the Bertolet house next door. Colonel Antes, a member of the German Reformed Church in Falkner Swamp, arranged to have this church (a frame structure at the location of the present building) and the German Lutheran Church used as temporary hospitals. The church benches were removed. Farmers' wives and daughters made bandages from cloth and bedding; they boiled water and cooked. Medicines were very limited. They supplied what they could. Local farmers helped bring the wounded to the hospitals, their wagons covered with the blood of moaning soldiers. Other wagons carried the dead. A number of soldiers were buried in the Reformed Church Cemetery. The seriously sick were sent to Reading. Operations (many of them amputations) were performed at the Andrew Smith Inn. Smith used his stone farmhouse west of Fagleysville as an inn. Operations were performed on the bar room table."
    Person ID I1861  mytree
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 

    Father John Henry Antes,   b. 17 Jul 1701, Freinsheim, Bad Durkheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1755, Frederick, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Christina Elizabeth De Wees,   b. 2 Feb 1702, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1782, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 2 Feb 1726  Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Notes 
    • They were married at the High Dutch Reformed Church of Whitemarsh near Harrisburg, PA.
    Family ID F404  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Barbara Tyson,   b. Dec 1732, Towamencin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1775, Frederick, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Notes 
    • They had 4 other children.
    Children 
     1. Reinhard Antes,   b. 1750,   d. 1811, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F943  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Catharine Shuler,   b. Aug 1755, Salford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1818, Selinsgrove, Snyder, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1775 
    Children 
     1. Catharine Antes,   b. 3 Jul 1777,   d. 15 Mar 1810  (Age 32 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F944  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jul 1730 - Frederick, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Sep 1801 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Sep 1801 - Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S127] The Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe,Vol 1, 1784-1804, James Van Horne and Lee W. Formwalt, Editors, (Name: Yale University Press, New Haven and London 1984;), Note: Page 181..

    2. [S130] The Dewees Family, (Name: Norristown, PA 1905;), p37.

    3. [S65] Henry Antes, Carol R. Onderdonk, Vol XXXI, No. 2, April 1993.

    4. [S101] Now and Then, Muncy Historical Society, PA, (Name: Volume xiv, Number 11, Apr 1965, pp.337-344;).

    5. [S65] Henry Antes, Carol R. Onderdonk, Vol. XXXI, No2, April 1993..


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