Artifacts in banner (left to right): Photo of Mast homestead from Mast Family History. Entries from 1790 United States Federal Census. Headings for the columns were Family Head, Free White Males 16 and Up, Free White Males Under 16, Free White Females, Free White persons, and Slaves. Photo: Jacob Mast coat and wedding vest located at Lancaste Mennonite Historical Society.
Jacob and Magdalena (Hooley) Mast
JacobMast (1738-1808) and Magdalena Hooley (1739-1820) are our 5-greats grandparents on Dad's and Mom’s sides. Jacob was born in Switzerland. He came to America on the ship Brotherhood in 1750 along with several siblings in the care of his uncle, Johannes Mast. Magdalena, also born in Switzerland. Her father, Johannes, is listed on the same ship. The Masts and Hooleys settled in the Northkill along with many other Amish families. They soon found themselves in danger from Indian attacks during the French and Indian War. In 1764, Jacob and Magdalena's father purchased land near present-day Elverson.
The Story of the Children of Jacob and Magdalena Mast By Dot Moss and Linda Christman Following are a set of articles that provide information about the children of Jacob and Magdalena Hooley Mast. Did their sons and daughters stay in Berks County where they were born? Did they stay Amish? Were they farmers like their parents? Were they church leaders? Where did they live? Who were their spouses? What happened to their children?
Background Information John Mast Magdalena Mast Barbara Mast Jacob Mast David Mast Mary Mast Anna Mast Veronica Mast Elizabeth Mast Christian Mast Esther Mast Daniel Mast Conclusion Sources