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07/28/2021 12:57 PM
Pennsylvania State Senate

Johann Michael Schmyser


Session Position District Party
1791-1792 N/A Federalist
1793-1794 N/A Federalist
 Counties   Lancaster, York


1740 - 1810

Col. Michael Schmyser; born on November 21, 1740, York, Pa., the son of Mathias and Anna Koppenhoffer Smyser; Col. Revolution, in 1775 spearheaded financial support of  Boston; captured at Ft. Washington, 1776; returned in 1778; elected to colonial Assembly, 1788; state Senate, 1790-1795; pursued agriculture and owned a tavern; died on July 7, 1810 at home, Berlin Road, 3 miles west of York, interred in the First Lutheran graveyard.  He married Anna Maria “Mary” Hoke.
 Two grandnephews (sons of his brother Mathias, Jr.) also served in the state Senate – Henry and Philipp Smyser.