More About Jacob ANSPACH, Sr.
Dr. Jung: The earliest known ancestor of the emigrant was Jacob Anspach (Asbach), known as Ansbach der "Dicke," (Anspach the thick, fat or big), a ploughman in Stierstadt near Oberursel/Ts, born circa 1520 and died circa 1601-1603. This Jacob Sr. was married first about 1547-1549 to an unknown woman, and then married second the sister of Wendel Brems. By this second marriage, the American line was continued by Jacob Anspach Jr., (II) b. ca 1570 and d. before 1608 at Steinbach; Jacob Jr. was called Schultheiss at Steinbach 1598-1608. His son, Jacob Anspach III b. ca. 1590 was recorded as Schultheiss and merchant at Steinbach 1608-1650. Schultheiss appears to be a father-son occupation or title. It means mayor of the town.
This information kindly shared by: Carol Swinehart
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