- Ganier records the name of his father, but doesn't know his mother's name. I have seen it as Rosina Likens, but with no evidence.
There is this birth record in the First Reformed Congregation, Lancaster Co.: John Jacob, son of Philip Knecht & Regina Knecht, b. September 18, 1739, bapt. December 2, 1739. Spon: John Jacob Bayerle & wife Maria Rosina.
I have no idea whether it refers to this family, however.
It would seem that he was in Bucks Co. in the 1790 census; there is one white male who is HOH, four other white males, and two white females, which would match his family (page 112).
I cannot find him in the 1800 census.
Ganier gives Jacob and Solomon as children of his first wife, Sarah Winn (or Wind). He says that Henry, William, Elizabeth, and Michel are children of his second wife Catherine, but he didn't know of Joseph.