History of Centre and Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 1893

Philip  Antes Biography

Philip Antes died in Lawrence township, Clearfield County, Aug. 14, 1831. He was a son of Henry Antes, sheriff of Northumberland County in 1782, and grandson of Rev. Henry Antes, "the pious and active German Reformed layman of Frederick township." (See Harbaugh, "Fathers of the Reformed Church," vol. i. page 326.)

Philip was born at Falkner Swamp, Montgomery Co., Aug. 26, 1759, removed while young to what is now Dauphin County, married Susanna Williams, Feb. 21, 1780, and removed to Nippenose, to what was known as the Little Mill, and came to Bald Eagle May 3, 1787. He is more especially referred to in the general history of the Methodist Church. His wife died May 2, 1826, in Clearfield County.

Their children, Frederick, born Jan. 18, 1781, lived and died on the farm opposite Eagle Forge; John, born Oct. 4, 1782, died at his son's, in Moshannon, in 1852; Henry, born Dec. 4, 1784, lived and died in Harrisburg; Philip, Jr., lived near Clearfield, and died at his daughter's, in the town of Clearfield; Polly, born June 3, 1787, married Hiram J. Miller, and afterwards Isaiah Goodfellow; Elizabeth, born July 31, 1794, married Moses Boggs, associate judge of Clearfield County for seventeen years; Susan (Mrs. John Patton, Sr.), mother of Gen. John Patton, of Curwinsville, still survives, at the age of ninety-two years, born May 10, 1791, at Antes Mill, now Curtin.

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883.

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