Our German Price Ancestry
The Church of the Brethren was organized in 1708 under the leadership of Alexander Mack. Jakob Price was an early follower of this church. Johannes Naas and Johan Jakob Price evanglized for the Brethren during 1715-16 in the Rhine Valley in what would become Germany. Johan Jakob Preisz (Price) came to America in 1719 with Peter Becker and other members of the new Church of the Brethren after a short stay in Friesland in the Netherlands. Jakob purchased 200 acres of land in what would become Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (then Salford Township, Philadelphia County) on 27 June 1720. His only known son Johannes (John) married a local Native American maiden who was probably of the Unami tribe of the Delaware.