- Brief Bio of Abraham Griesemer
Abraham Griesemer, son of John, was born in 1759, and died July 26, 1821. He was buried on the old Allentown cemetery. He served as a private in the Revolution in Captain Reitz' company of militia in 1781. He was a farmer and inn-keeper and built, in 1806, the hotel at Griesemersville. In 1790, his uncle deeded to him a tract of 189 acres, which he sold to his son Solomon on May 27, 1820, for $5,691. He was one of the first county commissioners in 1812. He married Catharine Fogel, who was born in 1762 and died Jan. 24, 1834. They had seven children:
Elizabeth, born Oct. 19, 1783, married Abraham Bieber.
Hannah, born April 11, 1786, married, May 18, 1806, John Ried.
Solomon, born April 6, 1788, died April 5, 1874; married, Nov. 24, 1811, Elizabeth Butz, born in October, 1788, died Feb. 5, 1830.
Catharine, born June 17, 1792; married, Nov. 12, 1809, Jeremiah Trexler.
Lydia, married, Feb. 24, 1811, John Keck.
Magdalena, married, April 6, 1817, James Gebhard.
from: History of Lehigh County Pennsylvania And A Genealogical And Biographical Record Of Its Families Vol II, available in digital form at: http://books.google.com/books?id=mzQPAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA462&lpg=PP7&ots=sbaMSJokFL&dq=his tory+of+lehigh+county+pennsylvania+and+a+genealogical+and+biographical+record+of+its+families&ou tput=text