The Samuel and Joseph Mechlin collection is made up of 10 legal documents, at least 9 of which pertain to the financial affairs of Samuel Mechlin of Germantown, Pennsylvania, and his nephew, Joseph Mechlin of Colebrookdale Township, Pennsylvania. The documents concern property in Germantown, Pennsylvania, and payments to the children and other heirs of Mathias Tuttrow of Colebrookdale, Pennsylvania.
The first 2 items, in German, are dated December 12, 1692, and 1755. The first document pertains to Germantown, Pennsylvania, and the second is signed by Jacob Mechlin. A group of 3 indentures between Samuel Mechlin and Daniel Endt, Catherine Zacharias Endt (daughter of John Zacharias), and Baltas Reser (exector of John Zacharias's estate) pertain to Mechlin's purchase of property in Germantown, Pennsylvania, in the summer of 1764.
A later series of documents releases Jacob Mechlin from financial obligations to Matthias Roth (also referred to as Matthias Roads), guardian of Maria "Esshenboch" [Eschenbach?] (1 item, August 10, 1771), and to the children of the late Mathias Tuttrow (also referred to as Mathias Tudrow) (3 items, January 12, 1778-December 1782). Mechlin held a sum of money in trust for Tuttrow, and distributed money to Tuttrow's children and other named heirs, including Phillip Tuttrow, Andrew Fetzer, and Solomon Tuttrow.
The final item is a mortgage between Samuel Mechlin and George Schneider of Bristol, Pennsylvania, pertaining to property that Mechlin purchased from the heirs and executors of John Zacharias (March 22, 1784). The mortgage specifies the method of payment as "Spanish milled Silver Dollars," therein described.