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Johannes Adam Apgar

Male 1741 - 1815  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Johannes Adam Apgar 
    Born circa 1741 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 April 1815 
    Person ID I000026  Apgar Family | Johannes Adam
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2010 

    Father Friedrich Epgert 
    Mother Anna Eva Schaefer 
    Family ID F00004  Group Sheet

    Family Anna Barbara Manning 
    Married 27 October 1763 
    Children 
    +1. Ana Eva Apgar,   b. 31 July 1764,   d. 28 October 1858  (Age 94 years)
     2. Anna Margaret Apgar,   b. 13 January 1766, Cokesbury, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1818, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +3. Jacob A. Apgar,   b. 29 April 1769,   d. 24 February 1845  (Age 75 years)
     4. Peter Apgar
    +5. Peter Adam Apgar,   b. 13 February 1773,   d. 10 January 1850  (Age 76 years)
    +6. Catherine Apgar,   b. 6 July 1775
    +7. William Apgar,   b. 31 July 1777,   d. 1 April 1857  (Age 79 years)
     8. John Apgar,   b. 31 December 1779, Cokesbury, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Elizabeth Apgar,   b. 1 January 1782, Cokesbury, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 March 1863, Califon, Hunterdon County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +10. Mary Apgar,   b. 18 December 1785,   d. 13 October 1849  (Age 63 years)
    +11. Johannes Adam Apgar, Jr.,   b. 6 March 1790,   d. 19 September 1865  (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F00014  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Johannes Adam Apgar was probably the first child of Fritz Epgert and Anna Eva Schaefer, Fritzís second wife. In 1779, a tavern license was issued to Adam Apgar. At that time, Adam was renting the Cokesbury Tavern, or Hotel, built by John Farley. Later, Adam gave his hotel business to his younger brother, Conrad. He then procured some farm land on Petticoat Lane in Cokesbury, NJ. Eventually, Adam and his wife, Anna Barbara, acquired 250 acres of good farm land in the village of Cokesbury, NJ. It was located just beyond the location of the present Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury. With the exception of son John, all of Adam's family stayed in New Jersey. On 4 Apr 1815, Adam went to the spring to fetch a pail of water. He must have tripped or slipped, because he was found lying face down in the water of the spring. An inquest was held, according to records. It was decided that he had not met with foul play and that his death was accidental. After his death his homestead farm was sold and the proceeds divided equally among the heirs. William C. Apgar, son of Herbert, bought the farm for $3000.

      By the late 1800's, the majority of the descendants of Johannes Adam Apgar had left the Cokesbury vicinity. The sale of the homestead farm and the rising price of other farmland forced them to go elsewhere to find some cheaper land or other means of livelihood. Of Adam's own family, Jacob, his eldest, farmed in Tewksbury Township, Hunterdon County, NJ Peter A. went into the sawmill business. William went to Morris County, NJ John went to far western Pennsylvania, while Adam, his youngest, went to Ohio. The next generation, his grandchildren, almost completed the exodus.
    • In 1779, a tavern license was issued to Adam Apgar. At that time, Adam was renting the Cokesbury Tavern, or Hotel, built by John Farley. Later, Adam gave his hotel business to his younger brother, Conrad. He then procured some farm land on Petticoat Lane in Cokesbury, NJ Eventually, Adam and his wife, Anna Barbara, acquired two hundred and fifty acres of good farm land in the village of Cokesbury, NJ It was situated just beyond the location of the present Mountain View Cemetery in Cokesbury, NJ With the exception of son John, all of Adam's family stayed in New Jersey. On 4 April 1815, Adam went to the spring to fetch a pail of water. He must have tripped or slipped, because he was found lying face down in the water of the spring. An inquest was held, according to the records. It was decided that he had not met with foul play, and that his death was accidental. When his estate was settled, Nicholas Wyckoff was appointed attorney by the heirs. Nicholas was referred to, by them, as "their trusty friend". They agreed that the homestead farm should be sold, and the proceeds divided equally. This would mean that those who were then living on the farm would have to leave or pay rent. Nicholas sold the farm to William C. Apgar, son of Herbert, for $3,000.00.


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