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Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916 / Tulip ware of the Pennsylvania-German potters : an historical sketch of the art of slip-decoration in the United States
(1903)

Chapter I: The settlement of eastern Pennsylvania by the Germans,   pp. [9]-16


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TULIP WARE
mans crossed the river and founded the counties of York and
Cumberland. Still later they spread over Northampton,
Dauphin, Lehigh, Lebanon and the other counties, while
toward the end of the century the tide of colonization swept
to the South and the newly opened West."
An examination of the official records relating to the
third period (after 1727), to which reference is made above,
reveals the fact that many of the arrivals bore the same sur-
names as those who at a later date were operating potteries
ii some of the southeastern counties of the state. For in-
stance, on September I I, 1728, a list was presented of the
names of forty-two Palatines who, with their families, were
imported here in the ship "James Goodwill," from Rotter-
dam, but last from Deal, as by clearance from the officers of
the customs there, bearing date the 15th day of June, 1728.
In this list is found the name of Frederick Sholl, in all prob-
ability an ancestor of Michael and Jacob Scholl, who, as we
shall see, were potters in Montgomery county about the be-
ginning of the following century. In the lists of arrivals for
the year 1730, we find the name of Rudolph Draugh, evi-
dently a progenitor of the Rudolf Drach who was potting in
Bucks county sixty years later. In 1731 came six members
of the Nehs family, and in 1733 Johannes Naiis, to which
stock Johannes Neesz (afterwards written Nase) probably be-
longed, whose pottery was in operation in Montgomery
county after the opening of the nineteenth century  In the
last-named year Peter Drochsel's name appears on the list of
the ship "Samuel," from Rotterdam, and it is reasonable to
suppose that Samuel Troxel, the Montgomery county potter
of sixty years later, was one of his descendants. George
Heibner, who reached Philadelphia in 1734, was in all prob-
ability the grandfather of Georg Hilbener, who was en-
gaged in the manufacture of earthenware some fifty years
afterwards.
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