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Jack plane found in PA. Birch and beech.

Possible Ambrose Breig ca 1818 Germany -1885 Meyersdale, PA. Carpenter and Joiner.

A scale will be added to the imprint as it's available.

Photos and information provided by Dan Linski, Rhykenology Group on Facebook.

A Breig

A Breig

1st tier candidate; Ambrose Breig born ca 1818 in Baden, Germany and died in 1885 in Meyersdale, Somerset Co., PA.  His wife was Margaret and his children were Mary, Esther, Elizabeth, Martha, Peter, Aplh, Louisa, George and Eva.

He was listed as a jointer in the 1850 census and as a carpenter in the 1880 census. In deeds starting in 1864 he's in Salisbury, Elk Lick and finally Meyersdale but no trades are mentioned. In a deed entry from 1886, his real estate is being assessed and it notes a two story frame dwelling house, a wash house, a stable and a carpenters shop that was erected thereon.

His will provided the names of his family members, but no other pertinent details were included.

No other A Breigs were found in the US census records prior to 1880 and 1850 was the first year that Ambrose was included.

1885 deed excerpt

The plane.

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