Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania


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Notes: Albany Township, Berks County’s second largest municipality and often referred to as “the environmentalist’s paradise” is situated north of Interstate Route 78, at the northern tip of the County.
Like most of the county, the first settlers to the area were of German descent. Settlers originally referred to the area as “Allemaengel” after an area of old Germany now encompassing part of Switzerland, from which many of them came. The word means “all wants”, which settlers also thought appropriate based on the fertility of the soil.

Albany’s first settlers lived in the section of the township called Die Eck, German words for “The Corner”. The village is known today as Eckville, which is located near the base of Hawk Mountain.

Soon after the township’s incorporation in 1752, it was divided into two districts, with the northern part retaining the name of Albany and the southern part being named Greenwich, both named after districts in England.



A significant portion of the township is located on the Blue Mountain ridge, a part of the Appalachian Mountain chain that runs along the entire northern border of the county. Albany Township shares a portion of the world-famous Hawk Mountain Sanctuary with Schuylkill County, which borders the township to the north. The Pinnacle, at 1670 feet elevation, is the highest point in Berks County and located just southwest of the center of the township.

Albany Township contains several villages; the busiest and most populous area is Kempton. The other villages include Stony Run, Trexler, Quaker City, Albany, and Eckville. The village of Trexler was placed on the registry of National Historic Districts in 2001, with its character largely intact after 100 years.

City/Town : Latitude: 40.603526799885884, Longitude: -75.84205627441406

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Born

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born   Person ID   Tree 
1 Ahn, Levi  20 Sep 1838Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I023353 Strausstown Roots 
2 Anthon, Daniel  3 Sep 1763Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I096607 Strausstown Roots 
3 Anthon, George  11 Feb 1768Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I096614 Strausstown Roots 
4 Anthon, Samuel  May 1766Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I096608 Strausstown Roots 
5 Antony, Daniel  16 Dec 1771Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I018280 Strausstown Roots 
6 Antoriner, Maria  8 Apr 1785Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I010087 Strausstown Roots 
7 Arndt, Benjamin Alfred  5 Aug 1841Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I022778 Strausstown Roots 
8 Arndt, Charles Henry  01 Jul 1865Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I156472 Strausstown Roots 
9 Arndt, Lenius  18 May 1836Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I096782 Strausstown Roots 
10 Arndt, Sarah Emalina  12 Jul 1853Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I096677 Strausstown Roots 
11 Arnold, Franklin David  13 Apr 1857Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I023169 Strausstown Roots 
12 Arnt, James Allen  3 Nov 1854Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I096659 Strausstown Roots 
13 Arnt, William Adam  2 Oct 1858Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I023433 Strausstown Roots 
14 Bacher, Anna Maria  5 Mar 1774Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I018230 Strausstown Roots 
15 Bacher, Christina  19 Apr 1753Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I004649 Strausstown Roots 
16 Bachman, Amandus F  27 Sep 1899Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I153469 Strausstown Roots 
17 Bachman, Calvin Neifert  28 Apr 1868Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I245088 Strausstown Roots 
18 Bachman, Mildred Mae  05 Jan 1921Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I034496 Strausstown Roots 
19 Bailey, A Leanda  13 Aug 1866Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I185915 Strausstown Roots 
20 Bailey, Albert S  23 Jun 1860Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I185890 Strausstown Roots 

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Died

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Died   Person ID   Tree 
1 (Kalbach), Christina  before 11 Mar 1767Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I008123 Strausstown Roots 
2 (Knepper), Anna Elisabeth  about 1777Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I035363 Strausstown Roots 
3 (Lembert), Anna Maria  18 Aug 1762Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I017850 Strausstown Roots 
4 (Reinhart), Magdalena  21 Feb 1802Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I140951 Strausstown Roots 
5 Albright, Robert P  22 Jun 1941Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I171373 Strausstown Roots 
6 Ames, Mary  14 May 1906Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I185922 Strausstown Roots 
7 Austrian, Ben  09 Dec 1921Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I187250 Strausstown Roots 
8 Bacher, Nicholas  before 10 Mar 1785Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I005902 Strausstown Roots 
9 Bachman, Amandus F  17 Jul 1979Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I153469 Strausstown Roots 
10 Bachman, Elmer Jonas  25 Mar 1956Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I153468 Strausstown Roots 
11 Bachman, Nathan  06 Oct 1908Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I016179 Strausstown Roots 
12 Baer, Charles  15 Sep 1907Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I194671 Strausstown Roots 
13 Baer, Jonathan  29 Apr 1916Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I194857 Strausstown Roots 
14 Bailey, Almena L  22 Aug 1939Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I130418 Strausstown Roots 
15 Bailey, Claude A W  24 May 1962Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I177476 Strausstown Roots 
16 Bailey, Elwood James  17 Jan 1913Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I192888 Strausstown Roots 
17 Bailey, Emanuel  25 Jan 1931Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I185926 Strausstown Roots 
18 Bailey, Ezra James  30 Apr 1912Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I193489 Strausstown Roots 
19 Bailey, Frantz  about 1805Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I147762 Strausstown Roots 
20 Bailey, Henry D  08 Dec 1922Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I185918 Strausstown Roots 

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Baptism

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Baptism   Person ID   Tree 
1 Braucher, Jacob  29 May 1760Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I038317 Strausstown Roots 
2 Miller, Jesse  05 May 1816Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I115370 Strausstown Roots 
3 Petri, Christine  22 Dec 1764Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I191500 Strausstown Roots 
4 Schmidth, Leonard  24 Aug 1760Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I093744 Strausstown Roots 
5 Sontag, Henry  16 Oct 1757Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I004660 Strausstown Roots 


Baptismal Sponsor

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Baptismal Sponsor   Person ID   Tree 
1 Baltzer, Thomas  1768Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I209671 Strausstown Roots 


Census

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Census   Person ID   Tree 
1 Faust, Charles  1850-1880Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I151273 Strausstown Roots 
2 Faust, Daniel  1850-1860Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I019321 Strausstown Roots 
3 Grünewald, Jacob  1850Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I097404 Strausstown Roots 
4 Hemerly, Thomas W  1900-1920Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I153457 Strausstown Roots 
5 Henninger, Daniel Charles  1920Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I151597 Strausstown Roots 
6 Miller, Jacob  1870Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I040938 Strausstown Roots 
7 Potteiger, Franklin S  1860Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I005124 Strausstown Roots 
8 Schmidt, Isaac  1850Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I036290 Strausstown Roots 
9 Schmidt, John P  1850-1860Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I031209 Strausstown Roots 
10 Schroeder, Jacob W  1900-1920Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I152008 Strausstown Roots 


Confirmation

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1 Sausel, Johan George  24 Mar 1780Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I026606 Strausstown Roots 


Estate

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Estate   Person ID   Tree 
1 (Kalbach), Christina  11 Mar 1767Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I008123 Strausstown Roots 
2 Braucher, Christoph  13 Jun 1792Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I022178 Strausstown Roots 
3 Ernst, Benjamin  1892Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I193248 Strausstown Roots 
4 Ernst, Daniel  Apr 1877Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I193249 Strausstown Roots 
5 Ernst, Maria Magdalena  Mar 1890Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I193251 Strausstown Roots 
6 Faust, Barbara  25 Sep 1781Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I096594 Strausstown Roots 
7 Groh, Peter  11 Aug 1790Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I033425 Strausstown Roots 
8 Groh, Peter  12 Nov 2790Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I033425 Strausstown Roots 
9 Haal, George  03 Jul 1776Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I013438 Strausstown Roots 
10 Hechler, Christian  27 Feb 1798Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I025435 Strausstown Roots 
11 Henrich, Christian  17 Dec 1798Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I017142 Strausstown Roots 
12 Kalbach, Christoph  09 Jun 1760Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I008122 Strausstown Roots 
13 Keilbach, John Wolf  10 Mar 1767Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I023735 Strausstown Roots 
14 Keller, John  1825Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I003581 Strausstown Roots 
15 Knepper, Peter  13 Jun 1783Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I010654 Strausstown Roots 
16 Knepper, Peter  1826Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I010176 Strausstown Roots 
17 Kuntz, Jacob  20 Oct 1796Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I030976 Strausstown Roots 
18 Loy, Adam  1844Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I051940 Strausstown Roots 
19 Miller, Samuel  1872Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I106827 Strausstown Roots 
20 Reichelderfer, Michael  28 Apr 1813Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I115478 Strausstown Roots 

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Occupation

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1 Faust, Reuben  1850Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I151001 Strausstown Roots 


Residence

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Residence   Person ID   Tree 
1 Faust, Ezra Harvey  1910-1920Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I151459 Strausstown Roots 
2 Faust, Francis Sebastian  1900-1930Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I007220 Strausstown Roots 
3 Fetherolf, Elias  1870-1880Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I153443 Strausstown Roots 
4 Neifert, Jacob  1800Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I115281 Strausstown Roots 
5 Wagaman, Earl W  1930Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I102491 Strausstown Roots 


Tax List

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Tax List   Person ID   Tree 
1 Bacher, Nicholas  1767Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I005902 Strausstown Roots 
2 Bacher, Nicholas  1779Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I005902 Strausstown Roots 
3 Bacher, Nicholas  1784Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania I005902 Strausstown Roots 


Married

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   Family   Married   Family ID   Tree 
1 Sontag / Bacher  about May 1771Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F01467 Strausstown Roots 
2 Potteiger / Brobst  08 Oct 1857Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F01617 Strausstown Roots 
3 Schoeffer / Dietrich  13 Mar 1886Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F62499 Strausstown Roots 
4 Seidel / Dietrich  16 Mar 1889Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F62498 Strausstown Roots 
5 Heinly / Keller  22 Mar 1890Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F54810 Strausstown Roots 
6 Arndt / Clauss  28 May 1892Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F56564 Strausstown Roots 
7 Kamp / Bailey  20 Jan 1894Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F61752 Strausstown Roots 
8 Bailey / Miller  03 Jan 1895Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F62700 Strausstown Roots 
9 Merkel / Faust  24 Sep 1898Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F27210 Strausstown Roots 
10 Kunkel / Miller  21 Feb 1901Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F62616 Strausstown Roots 
11 Fink / Keller  18 Feb 1902Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F62610 Strausstown Roots 
12 Bolich / Balthaser  30 Aug 1918Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania F11016 Strausstown Roots 


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