ULRICH (ULERY/ULREY) Family History
Jacob/John ULRICH1 (<1660)
1. Jacob/John Ulrich1 (perhaps Johann Jacob Ulrich) was born before 1660 in Germany. He married Anna Frey and had at least three sons:
|11.||Hans Jakob Ulrich||--||--||--|
|12.||Stephen Ulrich (Sr.)2||1680||--||--|
According to work by Kriss Replogle and Fred E. Ullery, Jacob's three sons were reportedly short and stout and all three married tall English sisters. It is possible that they married in the English seaman area of Chincoteaque Island in present-day Accomack County, Virgina. They raised ponies -- rounded up the wild small horses on the island and swam them to the mainland to sell.
The first recorded land holdings by the Ulrichs were in the area of the present-day Adams County, Pennsylvania, then in Chester County, which later became Lancaster County on October 14, 1728, York County on October 14, 1748, and finally Adams County in 1800.
It was probably in Adams County that Jacob/John Ulrich, while hunting wild turkeys, fell down a precipice and was fatally impaled on a tree snag.
Stephen ULRICH (Sr.)2 (~1680-1749)
|121.||Stephen Ulrich (Jr.)3||(1710)||1785||(75)|
|123.||Daniel Ulrich (Sr.)||(1720)||--||--|
Stephen Ulrich reportedly died in 1749 near Hanover, then in Lancaster County but later that year became part of York County, Pennsylvania. He was about 69 years old.