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The Ancestors of Ralston Richard Hunsinger

The material in this summary was organized and contributed by Richard F. "Dick" Hunsinger, who lives in Berks County, PA. Dick is now maintaining a Huntzinger / Hunsinger computer database that includes thousands of names submitted by descendants and family members and those found in other sources. He has over 26,000 names at this time, but has not attempted to verify every source for every name submitted, since that would be an impossible task. However, when information has been submitted by a descendant or found in another source and it links with what Dick already has, then he includes it. Since not all information has been verified, this database should be considered as a reference source only. Dick is adding more names and families all the time from descendants of the original immigrant and others. Dick does not intend to release this data to any organization for commercial sale, nor does he intend to publish a book to be sold. He believes in sharing and the free distribution of genealogical information. It is not feasible to send out complete printouts of this material, since each issue would be almost 1500 single sheet pages. However, Dick will distribute on request a printout of a direct line of ancestors back to the immigrant, if available, for specific individuals requested. Please send any new information or information on other family members to Dick. He will include it in the database. Dick can be reached for inquiries concerning your line via e-mail at rhunsi2@ptd.net. The Sullivan County Genealogical Web Page is grateful to Dick Hunsinger for this historical information.

Editor's Note: Many members of the Hunsinger family talked about here, as well as elsewhere on the Sullivan County Genealogical Web Page, are buried at Trinity Cemetery in Luzerne County, PA. You can use the link provided here to look them up and find other connections. Another background source on this family is Morton Montgomery's Biographical and Historical Annals of Berks County (1909), where several biographies of Huntzinger Family members include information on the family origins and initial settlement in Pennsylvania.

Generation No. 1

1. Ralston Richard Hunsinger, born abt. February 1863 in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died in 1926 probably on Bahr Hill road, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA. He was the son of 2. Barney P. Hunsinger and 3. Emma Rowe (see below). He married (1) Mary Ann Sick about 1885. She was born in June 23, 1858, and died May 1, 1902. She was the daughter of Augustus and Frances (Marshall) Sick. After her death, he then married (2) Mary Amelia Hunsinger bet. January 13 - 19, 1905 in Sullivan Co., PA. She was born March 15, 1879 in Wilmot Twp., Bradford Co., PA, and died August 12, 1924. She was the daughter of Amos Hunsinger and Elizabeth Diana "Betsy" Johnson.

Notes for Ralston Richard Hunsinger:

Ralston and wife Mary Amelia Hunsinger were 3rd cousins. She was the daughter of Amos Hunsinger and Betty Johnson.

More About Ralston Richard Hunsinger:

Burial: Fairview Cem., Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Census: 1900, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

More About Mary Ann Sick Hunsinger:

Burial: St. Basil's Cem., Lot 56D O, Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA

More About Mary Amelia Hunsinger:

Burial: Fairview Cem., Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Census: 1900, Cherry Twp. Sullivan Co., PA

Generation No. 2

2. Barney P. Hunsinger, born December 1835 in Forks Twp. when it was part of Lycoming Co., PA; died 1912. He was the son of 4. Samuel Hunsinger and 5. Sarah "Sallie" Brobst. He married 3. Emma Rowe abt. 1859.

3. Emma Rowe, born April 1840; died 1917. She was the daughter of 6. Richard Rowe and 7. Ann (__).

More About Barney P. Hunsinger:

Burial: Fairview Cem., Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Census: 1900, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

More About Emma Rowe:

Burial: Fairview Cem., Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Census: 1900, Cherry Twp. Sullivan Co., PA

More About Barney Hunsinger and Emma Rowe:

Marriage: abt. 1859

Children of Barney Hunsinger and Emma Rowe are:

i. Frank W. Hunsinger, born August 1860, probably in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1952, buried in Peace Cemetery - location unknown; married Emma S. Sayman abt. 1885.

More About Frank W. Hunsinger:

Census: 1900, Cherry Twp. Sullivan Co., PA

More About Frank Hunsinger and Emma Sayman:

Marriage: abt. 1885

ii. Ezra Oscar Hunsinger, born May 3, 1875 in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1952; married Emma Rowena Bleiler abt. 1900; born June 22, 1880; died July 5, 1960.

More About Ezra Oscar Hunsinger:

Burial: Tioga Point Cem., Athens, Bradford Co., PA

Census: 1900, Cherry Twp. Sullivan Co., PA

More About Emma Rowena Bleiler:

Burial: Tioga Point Cem., Athens, Bradford Co., PA

More About Ezra Hunsinger and Emma Bleiler:

Marriage: abt. 1900

iii. Estella R. Hunsinger, born abt. July 1879, probably in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died June 18, 1919; married Samuel Benjamin Sayman abt. 1900; born October 5, 1872 in Sullivan Co., PA; died February 5, 1954 in Forksville, Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

More About Estella R. Hunsinger:

Burial: Fairview Cem., Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA

More About Samuel Benjamin Sayman:

Burial: Fairview Cem., Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA

More About Samuel Sayman and Estella Hunsinger:

Marriage: abt. 1900

1 iv. Ralston Richard Hunsinger, born abt. February 1863, in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died 1926 in Probably on Bahr Hill road, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; married (1) Mary A. (__) abt. 1885; married (2) Mary Amelia Hunsinger bet. January 13 - 19, 1905 in Sullivan Co., PA.

Generation No. 3

4. Samuel Hunsinger, born 1809 in Hector, Seneca Co., NY; died October 1876 in Forks, Sullivan Co., PA. He was the son of 8. Johan Jurg (George) Huntzinger and 9. Mary Ann (__). He married 5. Sarah "Sallie" Brobst November 18, 1827 in Conyngham, PA.

5. Sarah "Sallie" Brobst, born December 15, 1808 in Catawissa, Columbia Co., PA; died May 21, 1900 in Forks, Sullivan Co., PA. She was the daughter of 10. George Brobst and 11. Margaretha Wertman.

Notes for Samuel Hunsinger:

Located with his brother Charles on the Kaier farm in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co.,PA, about 1847. Came to Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co. about 1819 with his father. After leaving the Kaier farm, he moved to a farm in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA now owned by John Wright. (From Streby History of Cherry Township, 1903)

Notes for Sarah "Sallie" Brobst: Sponsors were Jacob and Barbara Schumann.

More About Sarah "Sallie" Brobst:

Baptism: June 11, 1809, St. John's Lutheran Church, Catawissa, Columbia Co., PA

Burial: Bahr (Fairview) Cem., Cherry Twp, Sullivan Co., PA

More About Samuel Hunsinger and Sarah Brobst:

Marriage: November 18, 1827, Conyngham, PA

Children of Samuel Hunsinger and Sarah Brobst are:

i. Rebecca Hunsinger, born abt. 1829, probably in Cherry Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; married John Samm, born abt. 1824 in Germany.

More About John Samm:
Census: 1850, Sullivan Co., PA

ii. Mary Hunsinger, born June 2, 1831 in Cherry Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died July 24, 1912 in Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; married Henry Bedford aft. 1858; born abt. 1823 in England; died February 11, 1900.

More About Henry Bedford and Mary Hunsinger:
Marriage: aft. 1858

iii. Anna Hunsinger, born May 18, 1833 in Loyalsock, Cherry Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died January 22, 1928 at home of Sevell Corson, her grandson; married Levi Benjamin Thrasher abt. 1854; born February 27, 1833 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; died January 22, 1907.

More About Levi Benjamin Thrasher:
Burial: Old Zion "Thrasher" Cem., Cherry Twp., Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA.

2 iv. Barney P. Hunsinger, born December 1835 in Forks Twp. when it was part of Lycoming Co., PA; died 1912; married Emma Rowe abt. 1859.

v. Charles P. Hunsinger, born September 18, 1838 in Overton, PA; died abt. 1911 in Overton, PA; married Sarah Ann Rinebold, January 23, 1855; born 1843 in Lehigh Co., PA; died November 22, 1910 in Forks, Sullivan Co., PA.

More About Charles P. Hunsinger:
Census: bet. 1870 - 1900, Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA
Source: Streby History of Forks Township, 1903, page 55

vi. Nancy Hunsinger, born abt. 1839.

Notes for Nancy Hunsinger:

Listed with father in 1850 census, Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

vii. William M. ("Old Bill") Hunsinger, born June 1844 in Cherry Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; died September 7, 1913 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Bradford Co., PA; married Mary Jane Mulkins abt. 1865; born June 1844; died bef. 1913.

More About William M. Hunsinger:
Residence: Sullivan Co., PA in 1910 census.

More About Mary Jane Mulkins:
Census: 1900, Cherry Twp., Lycoming Co., PA

viii. Sarah Hunsinger, born abt. 1845 in Forks Twp, Sullivan Co., PA, died in 1886; married Joseph Kester abt. 1858; born abt. 1838.

More About Joseph Kester:

Census: 1880, Cherry Twp. Sullivan Co., PA

ix. Susannah Hunsinger, born August 1, 1846 in Overton Twp., Bradford Co., PA; died December 20, 1907 in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; married (1) Tilghman Johannes Rinebold, June 13, 1865; born December 2, 1839 in Lehigh Co., PA; died October 18, 1905 in Overton Twp., Bradford Co., PA; married (2) David Wayman.

Notes for Susannah Hunsinger:

"Susan" remarried after the death of "Tillman." The Bradford County Historical Society card files on Waymans has a card as follows: David Wayman and Mrs. Susan Rhinbolt (sic), both of New Albany, married September 25, 1906 at Justice John Meredith, as reported in the "Reporter Journal & Bradford Republican" dated Oct. 4, 1906. Also reported in the Sep. 27, 1906 issue of the "Bradford Star."
Another card: Mrs. David Wayman died Dec. 20, 1907 in Forks, age 61. She is survived by husband, 5 sons, 4 daughters, Mrs. C. E. McCracken of Towanda, as reported in Bradford Star dated Dec 26, 1907.
Susan's death certificate, no. 0089942, from New Castle, PA as follows; Cert. of Death file no. 121652, registered no. 80, county of Sullivan, township of Forks, full name Susan Wayman, date of birth: Aug. 1, 1846, age 61 years, 4 months, & 18 days. Birthplace, Sullivan Co., father's name Samuel Hunsinger, born in NY; mother's name Sarah Brobst, born in Columbia Co., PA. Susan's date of death Dec. 20, 1907, with cause of death being appoplexy, attending doctor A.J. Bird from May 3, 1907 to Dec. 18, 1907. Place of burial in Warburton Hill Cemetery, Dec. 22, 1907. All death certificate information was signed by her daughter, Miss Cora Rinebold of Campbellville, PA.

More About Susannah Hunsinger:
Burial: Warburton Hill Cem., Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

Notes for Tilghman Johannes Rinebold:

"Tillman", as he was called, lived near Warburton Hill, on the north side of the Warburton Cemetery, where there is now the township building. His family had a serious diptherea epidemic in 1890, and 4 children died. Local legend has it that some of the boards were removed years afterward from their house, and people broke out with the same disease in the house where the boards were used. The children that died so young, probably all from dipthera, are buried in the Warburton Hill Cemetery, not far from where they lived and died. They are John, Samuel, Freddie, Vernie, Elsie, and Edith May Rinebold.

Source: Bradford County Historical Society, Towanda, PA, card file on Rinebolds, as follows: Bradford Argus dated Oct 27, 1905 lists the death of "Truman" Rinebold on Oct 18, 1905 at Warburton Hill, Sullivan County, PA, age 66. He is survived by Mrs. C.E. McCracken of Towanda, PA. The same information was also reported in the Reporter Journal dated Oct 26, 1905. Most of the information on his descendants was contributed by his gr-grandson, Lyle Dean Rockwell of Athens, PA.

More About Tilghman Johannes Rinebold:
Burial: Warburton Hill Cem., Fox Twp., Sullivan Co., PA
Reference: Streby History of Forks Township, Sullivan Co., page 44

x. Lydia Hunsinger, born June 30, 1848 in Forks Twp, Sullivan Co., PA; died August 30, 1929 in Forks Twp, Sullivan Co., PA; married Mannesa Harry Sayman, February 21, 1871; born June 21, 1851; died December 8, 1937.

More About Lydia Hunsinger:
Reference: Hunsinger Reunion Book, page 48
Reference (2): Streby History of Forks Township, Sullivan Co., PA, page 74

More About Mannesa Harry Sayman:
Burial: Peace Cemetery, Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA
Source: Gr-Grandaughter, Mary Aerie Sayman

xi. Catherine Hunsinger, born abt. 1852 in Forks Twp, Sullivan Co., PA; married Oliver H. Bird, December 6, 1871; born March 24, 1846 in Millview, Sullivan Co., PA.

More About Oliver H. Bird:
Census: 1880, Forks Twp. , Sullivan Co., PA

xii. Levi Richard Hunsinger, born June 5, 1855; died March 11, 1949; married Mary Ann Sayman 1875; born March 18, 1859; died September 1, 1918.

More About Levi Richard Hunsinger:
Burial: Peace Cem., Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA
Census: 1900, Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

More About Mary Ann Sayman:
Burial: Peace Cem., Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

6. Richard Rowe married 7. Ann (______).

Child of Richard Rowe and Ann (______) is:

3 i. Emma Rowe, born April 1840; died 1917; married Barney P. Hunsinger abt. 1859.

Generation No. 4

8. George Huntzinger, born July 16, 1775; died abt. January 24, 1855 in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA. He was the son of 16. Bernard (George) Huntzinger and 17. Eva Margaretha Reich. He married 9. Mary Ann (__) abt. 1796.

9. Mary Ann _______, ; .

Notes for George Huntzinger:

Lived for a while in Berwick, PA from where he moved to the Genesee country in New York. Finding the country subject to fevers, he returned to Berwick and from there to Sullivan Co., PA (From Streby's History of Cherry Township, 1903, page 37.) 1810 census shows him living in The Town of Hector, Seneca Co., New York. Census shows 3 males under age 10, 1 male age 11 to 15, 1 male 21 to 45 and 1 female under age 10, 2 female 11 to 15 and 1 female 21 to 45 (31010-12010). This was the Finger Lakes region then called the "Genesee Country. The town of Hector was part of the Military Tract (land given by New York state to their Revolutionary War veterans) and many of the men promptly sold their lands cheaply. Hector is now part of Schuyler Co., N.Y.

In 1823, he bought 400 acres of land for $3.00 per acre. He was among the earliest settlers in Cherry Township. **He took up land near the southwestern corner of the present boundary of the township along the old turnpike. By him and his sons, the first clearings were made on the ridge between the two branches of the Loyalsock creek. ** (from Egle's Notes and Queries of PA 1700s-1800s, Fourth Series, Volume II.)

More About George Huntzinger:
Baptism (LDS): July 23, 1775, Zion (Old Red Church) Brunswick Twp., Berks Co., PA. Sponsors were Jurg and Anna Huntzinger.
Burial site: Unknown
Census: 1810, Hector, Seneca Co., N.Y.
Marriage: abt. 1796

Children of George Huntzinger and Mary Ann ________ are:

i. Christian Hunsinger, born abt. 1798 probably in Mifflin Twp., Northumberland Co., PA; died bef. June 14, 1859 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; married Eliza Sherman abt. 1822; born abt. 1805 in Forks Twp.,Lycoming Co., PA (now Sullivan Co.); died bet. 1861 - 1870.

Notes for Christian Hunsinger:

Was a blacksmith by trade and by this occupation became a very useful man in the settlement of the county.

ii. Daughter Hunsinger, born bef. 1800.

iii. Jacob Hunsinger, born bet. 1800 - 1810.

Notes for Jacob Hunsinger: Settled in Lycoming county. Reference: Streby History of Cherry Township, Sullivan Co., page 47.

iv. Catherine Hunsinger, born 1802 probably in Mifflin Twp., Northumberland Co., PA; died November 1834 in Overton, Bradford Co., PA; married Henry Sherman in 1823, in Sullivan Co., PA; born April 25, 1801 in Mifflin Twp., Northumberland Co., PA; died May 14, 1878 in Overton, Bradford Co., PA.

Notes for Henry Sherman:

Page 23 of History of Forks Township., Sullivan Co. by Streby, says 7 children by 2nd wife died in infancy.
Appears in 1850 census of Albany Twp., Bradford Co., PA.
Burial: McCann/Pioneer Cem. Overton, Bradford Co., PA.

v. George Hunsinger, born March 28, 1802 probably in Berwick, Pennsylvania; died January 13, 1874 in Clearfield County, PA; married Mary Elizabeth Haunse abt. 1828; born July 8, 1800 in Luzerne Co., PA; died November 29, 1847.

Notes for George Hunsinger:

Settled in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA around 1819 - 1820. Moved to McCarty Settlement in Elkland. In 1829, bought 450 acres near Campbellville in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co. Lived there a number of years, than sold to Kelly brothers and built a sawmill at Campbellville. He sold this to a Mr. Frier in 1860 and moved to Clearfield Co., PA (From Streby History of Cherry Township, 1903, page 37). Father lived with him when from the infirmities of age he was unable to provide for himself.

More About George Hunsinger:

Burial: Millview Cem., Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA. Source: Tombstone. Millview cemetery is located 9.8 miles West of Rt. 220 on Rt. 87 just south of Dushore, in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA It is on the left side of Rt. 87 just off the road before you get into small Boro of Millview.

More About Mary Elizabeth Haunse:

Burial: Millview Cem., Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA. Source: Tombstone

4 vi. Samuel Hunsinger, born 1809 in Hector, Seneca Co., NY; died October 1876 in Forks, Sullivan Co., PA; married Sarah "Sallie" Brobst, November 18, 1827 in Conyngham, PA.

vii. Solomon Hunsinger, born bet. 1810 - 1820 probably in N.Y.; married Mary Ann (_____).

Notes for Solomon Hunsinger:

Settled in Bradford County. Census: 1840, Bradford Co., PA. Also 1860 Tioga Co.

viii. Bernard Hunsinger, born July 7, 1811, in N.Y.; died July 17, 1872, in Ringtown, Union Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA; married (1) Nancy Applegate; born abt. 1807 in PA; married (2) Susanna (______).

Notes for Bernard Hunsinger:

Settled in Schuylkill Co. Appears in 1850 census of Union Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA. Lists his wife and 4 children. Census information entered and recorded by Richard Turnbach lists his wife's surname as Applegate.

More About Bernard Hunsinger:
Burial: By Rev. Isaac Shellhammer
Census: 1850, Union Twp, Schuylkill Co., PA

ix. Charles P. Hunsinger, born October 1, 1814 in PA; died May 30, 1877; married Mary Epler about 1839; born about 1819 in Germany; died July 1859.

Notes for Charles P. Hunsinger:

Located with his brother Samuel on the Kaier farm in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA about 1847. Later he settled on and cleared up the farm now owned by Daniel K. Epler, a native of Germany. (From the Streby History of Cherry Township, 1903, page 37.). The 1889 Biographical History of Cherokee County, Iowa contains a biographical sketch of Henry Edward Huntsinger [sic], son of Charles and Mary (Epler) Hunsinger:

H. E. HUNTSINGER is one of the progressive and enterprising citizens of Silver Township. He was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, December 27, 1840. His parents were Charles and Mary (Epler) Huntsinger, natives of New York and Pennsylvania respectively. He was seven years old when his parents removed to Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, where they lived for ten years. He then went to Lycoming County, in the same State. The early life of our subject was spent in the lumber districts, and at work in sawmills. When there was a call for men to go to the defense of this country, he enlisted in the One Hundred and Forty-first Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company K, and served three years. He took an active part in the battle of Chancelorsville, and at Gettysburg, where he was wounded in the thigh by a piece of shell, which confined him to the hospital for four weeks. He was in the campaign of 1864, in the battle of the Wilderness, and was again wounded at North Anna by a gun-shot wound in the left foot. This compelled him to remain in the hospital for six months. He was discharged as Corporal, July 8, 1865. Mr. Huntsinger was united in marriage in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, September 26, 1865, to Miss Rachel R. Payne, who was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. She is a daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Sherman) Payne, natives of Pennsylvania. In 1867 Mr. Huntsinger came to Cherokee County, and took out a homestead in Pilot Township. He went with an ox team to Sioux City to file his claim. The first house on the way was a tavern kept by one Mr. McDermott. There Mr. Huntsinger took dinner, and on asking for his bill he was told that the regular price for a meal was 50 cents, but as he was a neighbor he would be charged only 25 cents. In 1876 he sold his first farm and bought a portion of his present place. He now owns 240 acres of superior land. His residence was erected in 1887, at a cost of $1,200. It is built in modern style, and is one of the best in the neighborhood. A fine grove of eleven acres adds very materially to the value of the farm. Mr. and Mrs. Huntsinger are the parents of seven children: Cladius E., Asa Russell, Martha Ellen, Etta, Eva, Anna and Mary. Mr. Huntsinger is a strong adherent to the principles of the Republican party. He has served his township as trustee for twelve years, has been a member of the School Board, and is the present assessor. He is a charter member of the General Custer Post, No. 25, G. A. R., and is also a member of the I.O.O.F., Lodge No. 490, at Holstein, Iowa. He is a man of great integrity of character, and is one of the most highly esteemed citizens of the township.

More About Charles P. Hunsinger: Burial: Peace Cem., Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

x. Daughter Hunsinger.

10. George Brobst, born 1770 in Jacksonville, Lynn Twp., Northampton Co., Pa.; died 1860 in Muncy, Lycoming Co., Pa.. He was the son of 20. George Michael "Jurg" Brobst and 21. Anna Maria Catharina Stambach. He married 11. Margaretha Wertman about 1790.

11. Margaretha Wertman, born April 16, 1776; died about 1820 in Krebs Station, Union Twp., Schuylkill Co., Pa.. She was the daughter of 22. Johan Michael Wertman and 23. Catharine Flach.

Children of George Brobst and Margaretha Wertman were:

i. Susanna Brobst, born after 1791 in Schuylkill Co., PA; married (1) _______ Snyder; married (2) ________ Snyder.

ii. Catherine W. Brobst, born March 14, 1799 in Schuylkill Co., PA; died August 3, 1854 in Lobachsville, Berks Co., PA; married Daniel K. Angstadt about 1815 in Northumberland Co., PA; born March 19, 1790 in Rockland Twp, Berks Co., PA; died April 13, 1878 in Lobachsville, Berks Co., PA.

Notes for Catherine W. Brobst:

She lived in Kutztown, Berks Co., PA. They probably died on the farm, and are buried in Lobachsville.

iii. Rebecca Brobst, born about 1800 in Catawissa Valley, Schuylkill Co., Pa.; died after September 1, 1841 in Schuylkill Co., Pa; married Jacob Peter Kahley, 1812 in Ringtown, Schuylkill Co., Pa; born November 17, 1791 in Berks Co., PA; died February 12, 1848 in Schuylkill Co., PA.

Notes for Jacob Peter Kahley:

Local history spells his family name as Kehley. Church records of the births of the children spell it "Kohler"! He went by the name Peter. He once owned the land where the village of Shenandoah now stands. He built the first log house there in 1825, and for many years after, he and his family were the only residents within six miles. In 1857, in poverty, he sold his land. After he died, his family moved away.

iv. George Brobst, born January 28, 1802; died before. 1834.

v. Daniel Brobst, born about 1804 in Schuylkill Co., PA; died after 1840; married Catherine Frey before. 1829 in Ringtown, Union Twp, Schuylkill Co., PA; born about 1807; died June 13, 1881 in Schuylkill Co., PA.

vi. Johan Jacob Brobst, born August 14, 1805 in Schuylkill Co., Pa.; died August 5, 1859 in Union Twp., Schuylkill Co., Pa; married Catherine Brobst before. 1840; born December 5, 1805; died June 13, 1881 in Union Twp, Schuylkill Co., PA.

Notes for Johan Jacob Brobst:

He was a weaver. Another record states he never married. Per the 1850 census, he was living in the household of John and Catherine Horn in Union Twp, Schuylkill Co., PA, working as a laborer. Where was his wife? Burial services by Rev. Isaac Shellhammer, probably in Luzerne Co.

5 vii. Sarah "Sallie" Brobst, born December 15, 1808 in Catawissa, Columbia Co., Pa.; died May 21, 1900 in Forks, Sullivan Co., Pa; married Samuel Hunsinger November 18, 1827 in Conyngham, PA.

viii. John Brobst, born May 20, 1812 in Brobst's Cottage, Union Twp., Schuylkill Co., Pa.; died May 5, 1895 in Zion's Grove, Schuylkill Co., PA; married Catherine Gilbert, 1835, in Zion's Grove, Schuylkill Co., PA; born March 30, 1815 in Schuylkill Co., PA; died June 13, 1899 in Ringtown, Schuylkill Co., PA.

Notes for John Brobst:

Listed on 1890 census of Union Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA as age 78 with wife Catherine. and a Samuel, age 8, who was his grandson, son of William. He was born in an old log house known as "Das Brobst Heisel", about one mile east of Krebs Station on the Reading Railway. The house was blown down in 1920.

His mother died when he was very young (8 yrs), and the family was broken up and went to live with relatives. John was raised by Daniel Berck, near Kutztown, Berks Cty, PA. After he reached 21, he moved in with his sister, Rebecca.

He and Peter Kahley, husband of his sister Rebecca, once owned most of the land on which the village of Shenandoah now stands. Not realizing the real worth of the land, they sold it for a small sum -- just before the discovery of massive coal fields on the land.

In 1867, he bought 47 acres of land in the Catawissa area from John Foose. He was a vigorous and competent marksman and hunter with a double-barreled revolving rifle, custom made for him, when he was not actively engaged in running his farm in the Catawissa Valley, Schuylkill Co.. There is a great story about him in the Brobst 1936 and 1937 Reunion Books. Their children were mostly baptized in the Old White church. Ancestors of the Brobst family were living around Ringtown, PA. Shown in 1890 census in Union Twp North, Schuylkill Co.. He made his will on Oct 10 1890.

Notes for Catherine Gilbert:

Her family comes from Gilbertsville, PA. Her grandfather was Henry Gilbert, one of the pioneers of Catawissa Valley who died in 1883 at the age of 95.

ix. Elizabeth Brobst, born June 13, 1818 in Schuylkill Co., PA; died June 29, 1877 in West Penn Twp, Schuylkill Co., PA; married Solomon Gerber before. 1862; born July 18, 1819; died March 23, 1902 in West Penn Twp, Schuylkill Co., PA.

Generation No. 5

16. Bernard (George) Huntzinger, born abt. May 1753 in Pennsylvania; died February 6, 1832 in Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne Co., PA. He was the son of 32. Johann Georg Huntzinger and 33. Maria Magdalena Schweitzer. He married 17. Eva Margaretha Reich abt. 1774, probably in Berks Co., PA.

17. Eva Margaretha Reich, born abt. 1753; died 1818.

Notes for Bernard (George) Huntzinger:

Was a member of the 8th Class of the Berks County Militia in 1780.
Baptized on Ascension day along with Anna Margaretha Reich.

More About Bernard (George) Huntzinger:
Baptism: May 9, 1771, Zion Red Church
Burial: Trinity Church Cemetery, Mountain Grove, Black Creek Twp., Luzerne Co., PA. There are many Hunsingers buried here, most or perhaps all of whom are related to one another.

Notes for Eva Margaretha Reich: Baptized on Ascension Day along with Bernard Huntzinger.

More About Eva Margaretha Reich:
Baptism: May 9, 1771, Zion Red Church
Burial: Trinity Church Cem., Mountain Grove, Black Creek Twp., Luzerne Co., PA

Children of Bernard Huntzinger and Eva Reich are:

8 i. Johan Jurg (George) Huntzinger, born July 16, 1775; died abt. January 24, 1855 in Forks Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; married Mary Ann (__) abt. 1796 in Unknown.

ii. Peter Hunsinger, born abt. 1777; died abt. June 1855; married Elizabeth (__) abt. 1804.

Notes for Peter Hunsinger:

Peter and his brother George were both living in Hector, Seneca Co., N.Y. (now Schuyler Co.) in 1810. George had a son named Bernard born 1811 who moved to Schuylkill Co. and married a Nancy ?. For this reason, it is felt that Peter had a son named Bernard who is the one listed in the 1880 census as being born in New York. A death certificate for Bernard's son, William, also lists his father as being born in N.Y.

More About Peter Hunsinger:
Burial: Unknown

iii. Bernhard (Barney) Huntzinger, born January 16, 1779 in Prolly in Brunswick Twp., Berks Co., PA; died October 30, 1847; married Barbara Fuller (or Feller) about 1804.

Notes for Bernhard (Barney) Huntzinger:

His land adjoined that of George Dresher in Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne Co., PA and his son Paul married Lydia, daughter of George Dresher.

More About Bernhard (Barney) Huntzinger:
Burial: Mountain Grove Cem., Black Creek Twp., Luzerne Co., PA; tombstone is next to that for his parents, Bernard (George) Huntzinger and Eva Margaretha (Reich) Huntzinger.
Source: Trinity Church and Cemetery Records

iv. Catharina Elizabeth Huntzinger, born December 17, 1780 probably in Catawissa Twp., Northumberland Co., PA; married Michael Ritner.

More About Catharina Elizabeth Huntzinger:
Baptism: March 18, 1781, Spopnsors Daniel Geiger and Catharina Mararetha Minihin

Notes for Michael Ritner: No additional research done on this family.

v. Elizabeth Hunsinger, born December 17, 1780; died abt. 1864; married Charles Naus ; born abt. 1775.

More About Charles Naus:
Source: Prbate record, dated 8 15, 1864, of a Charles Naus of Black Creek Twp., Luzerne Co., PA, names children and some grandchildren.

vi. Jacob Hunsinger, born abt. 1785 either in Brunswick Twp., Berks Co. or Mifflin Twp., Northumberland Co., now Columbia Co., PA; died bef. 1850; married Elizabeth _______ abt. 1814.

More About Jacob Hunsinger:
Source: Johann Georg Huntzinger/Hunsinger, Jean Hunsinger Burr, GPS, 1996

vii. John Hunsinger, born abt. October 8, 1789 in Northumberland Co., PA; died December 15, 1863 in Colley Twp.,Sullivan Co., PA; married Elizabeth Rupert, 1813 in Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne Co., PA; born January 12, 1796 in Heidleberg Twp., Northumberland Co., PA; died August 25, 1882 in Colley Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

More About John Hunsinger:
Source: Tombstone, Colley Cem., Sullivan Co., PA

Notes for Elizabeth Rupert:

Name appears on tombstone in Colley Twp, Sullivan Co., PA as Rufard. Some census records of her brothers show this spelling. However, the Luzerne Co. Orphans Court records firmly establish the spelling as Rupert. Her father Charles was born abt. 11 Feb. 1770 and died abt. 1 May 1827. He is buried at Mountain Grove Cem. beside Bernard & Margaretha Hunsinger.

More About John Hunsinger and Elizabeth Rupert:
Marriage: 1813, Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne Co., PA

Editor's Note: One of the sons of John and Elizabeth, Daniel Hunsinger (1819-1892), married Mary Catherine Miller (1828-1894). During the 1840s and early 1850s, many of the baptisms of children in the Sullivan County area were conducted by the circuit riding preacher from St. Matthews of Pike Church in Stevensville, Bradford County, PA. The baptismal record of Mary Catherine Hunsinger (02/07/1849-05/14/1941) survives in the papers at St. Matthews and is reproduced here.


Mary Catherine Hunsinger
Baptismal Record
April 21, 1849
Records of St. Matthews Church of Pike
Photo Courtesy of Carol Brotzman

The text reads:

1850
April 21. Baptized. "Mary Catherine" daughter of Daniel and Mary Hunsinger, at the house of J. S. Miller, Sullivan County. Sponsors, Mary Green, Edmund Green, and Mrs. Geo. W. Mitchell....Dewitt C. Byllesh,-Rector.

Mary Catherine later married Charles Schock, a Civil War veteran. Here is her obituary:

The Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
May 14, 1941
Mrs. Mary Catherine Schock, widow of the late Charles Schock of Lopez, died Wednesday, May 14th at her home, following an illness of some duration.
Mrs. Schock celebrated her 92nd birthday on February 7th, at which time she was in her usual good health. She was born in Colley township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hunsinger. She married Charles Schock, a Civil War Veteran, and spent her early life in Colley, moving to Lopez about 50 years ago.
She is survived by two sons, Llewellyn Schock of Phoenix, Arizona and William Schock at home. Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clinton Schock lived with her.
Funeral service will be held from her last home at Lopez, Saturday morning at 9 o’clock; further service in Zion Lutheran church, Dushore, at 10 o’clock. Interment will be in the cemetery at Colley in the family plot. Rev. Harold G. Deisher, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, of which she was a member, will officiate.

 

viii. Solomon Hunsinger, born April 27, 1793 probably in Mifflin Twp., Northumberland Co., now Columbia Co. , PA; died May 25, 1872 in Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne Co., PA; married (1) Susannah Catharine Weaver abt. 1820; born December 8, 1801 in Salem, PA; died April 15, 1857; married (2) Elizabeth ________ bet. 1857 - 1860.

Notes for Solomon Hunsinger:

Apparently had a second marriage because in 1860 census he is listed as retired farmer , age 66, with wife Elizabeth age 60.

More About Solomon Hunsinger:
Burial: Mountain Grove Cem., Luzerne Co., PA, by Rev. Shellhamer.
Census: bet. 1820 - 1870, Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne Co., PA

More About Susannah Catharine Weaver:
Burial: Mountain Grove Cem., Luzerne Co., PA

ix. Mary Huntzinger, born August 10, 1793 probably in Mifflin Twp., Northumberland County, now Columbia Co., PA; died May 10, 1831 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA; married Christian Weaver abt. 1811; born 1785 in Northampton Co., PA; died December 26, 1837 in Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.

Notes for Mary Huntzinger: Tombstone shows date of birth as 1794.

More About Mary Huntzinger:
Burial: Old Zion "Thrasher" Cem., Cherry Twp., E. of Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA., Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA

More About Christian Weaver:
Burial: Old Zion "Thrasher" Cem., Cherry Twp., E. of Dushore, Sullivan Co., PA., Cherry Twp., Sullivan Co., PA
Occupation: wheelwright and farmer.
Source: Children dates compiled by Audrey A. Isbell of Towanda, PA

x. Powel (Paul) Hunsinger, born abt. 1797; died March 20, 1871 in North Union Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA; married Margaret "Rebecca" Siewell abt. 1819; born 1800 in Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne Co., PA.

xi. Christiana Huntzinger.

20. George Michael "Jurg" Brobst, born abt. 1742 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died November 21, 1795 in Jacksonville, Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA. He was the son of 40. Johann Michael Brobst and 41. Anna Maria Kerr. He married 21. Anna Maria Catharina Stambach abt. 1765 in Lehigh Co., PA

21. Anna Maria Catharina Stambach, born January 7, 1746 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died May 1776 in Lehigh Co., PA She was the daughter of 42. Johann Phillip Stambach, Sr. and 43. Anna Maria Christina Kuntz.

Notes for George Michael "Jurg" Brobst:

He was confirmed by Rev. Schumacher in 1757, per Hollenbach.
He owned 173 acres of land in west part of Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co. Their children were all probably born in Lynn Twp, although baptized in Albany Twp, Berks Co.
George served in the Revolutionary War, and is listed in the DAR Patriot Index files as a "corporal". He was corporal of 6th Co., 3rd Bn (later the 6th Bn), Northampton County Militia.
He married one of the Stambach girls as did his brother. Anna Maria Catharina was his sister-in-law! He may have married a second time to Maria Anna Stambach, his first wife's sister, by some accounts. Lewis Donat of Allentown believes that he married Anna Maria Derr.
Will dated Nov 20, 1795, one day before he died; it was given orally to Jacob Wannamacher and Jacob Oswald. The will was probated in Easton, PA, Dec 12 1795. Will does not give names of children. Administrator of estate was widow and eldest son Mathias.

Notes for Anna Maria Catharina Stambach:

She apparently died shortly after the birth of Martin, from the aftereffects of childbirth.

More About Anna Maria Catharina Stambach:
Bapt: March 31, 1746, Jordan Lutheran Church, South Whitehall Twp, Northampton Co., PA
Confirm: 1761, Jerusalem Union Church, Stony Run, Berks Cty
Fact 3: November 8, 1776, Death date per DAR filing

Children of George Brobst and Anna Stambach are:

i. Maria Eva Christina Brobst, born June 19, 1767 in Allentown, Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died April 23, 1825 in West Penn Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA; married Johannes Heinrich Billman abt. 1788 in Lehigh Co., PA.

iii. Margaretha Barbara Brobst, born 1769 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died January 4, 1828 in Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA; married Johannes Heinrich Billman 1789.

10 iv. George Brobst, born 1770 in Jacksonville, Lynn Twp., Northampton Co., PA; died 1860 in Muncy, Lycoming Co., PA; married (1) Margaretha Wertman abt. 1790; married (2) Margaretha Wertman abt. 1790.

v. Maria Brobst, born 1771 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA.

vi. Matthias Brobst, born 1773 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died August 12, 1811 in Lynn Twp., Northampton Co., PA; married Catharina Billman aft. March 24, 1789 in Stony Run, Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA; died 1821 in Canfield, Mahoning Co., OH.

Notes for Matthias Brobst:

Lewis Donat claims he also had a son named George. George was married to Anna Maria Derr; while yet of young age, he suffered a stroke and barely made a non-cupative will before he expired. One of his sons was named Mathias. Actually, Lewis was partly right. George did marry Anna Maria Derr, but that was Mathias' father, not his son! The proximity in dates of his third and fourth children is noted with interest. Eva Catharine and Anna Catharine were born only six months apart. Is it possible that they are the same person? Alternatively, it is noted that John Krum married both Anna Catharina and her sister Anna Maria Maricha (Matthias' sixth child); are those two the same person? Is this all just some gross mixup in dates? And how could he have had two Christian Brobsts, one born in 1807 and the other in 1810, both of whom grew to adulthood? Does one of these belong to another set of parents? One record states he wrote his will on Sep 28 1812, but he died in 1811. Is the 1812 date a year off? Philip Wertman was executor of his estate.

Notes for Catharina Billman: After her husband died, she moved to Ohio to be with her daughter, Maria Barbara.

More About Catharina Billman:
Baptism: Jerusalem "Red" Church Wessnerville, Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA

More About Matthias Brobst and Catharina Billman:
Marriage: aft. March 24, 1789, Stony Run, Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA

vii. Johan Heinrich Probst, born 1775 in Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co., PA; died January 1802 in Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co., PA; married Catharina Heinrich abt. 1794; born abt. 1775; died aft. 1802.

Notes for Johan Heinrich Probst:

He was a blacksmith.
Letter of administration issued on his estate on Feb 18 1802. Administrators were his brother Mathias Brobst and his brother-in-law Johann Daniel Straub (husband of his wife Catharina), also David Frey and Daniel Wertman, all of Lynn Township. Wife Catharina renounced claims on Feb 18 1802. Filed Mar 23 1802.

viii. Martin Brobst, born April 29, 1776 in Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA.; died July 4, 1801 in Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA; married Anna Maria Dorothea Fosselman abt. 1792 in Berks or Lehigh Co., PA; born March 30, 1774 in Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co., PA; died August 22, 1835 in Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA.

Notes for Martin Brobst:

Rinkenbach and Sally Gordon believe that Martin (1773) married Maria Fosselmann, but most researchers (incl. Hollenbach) disagree.
Martin's will was probated 17 July 1801 in probate court. Dorothea relinquished her right to administer. Samuel Kistler and Dorothea's brother Heinrich were appointed administrators.

More About Martin Brobst:
Burial: Jerusalem (Red Church) , Stony Run, Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA

Notes for Anna Maria Dorothea Fosselman:

Rinkenbach says that she married a different Martin Probst (1773-b1800), son of Johananes F. Probst; so does Sally Gordon. Hollenbach says that Rinkenbach is wrong. Most other researchers place Maria with this Martin, as I have shown here, not the one born in 1773 and who died bef 1800.

More About Anna Maria Dorothea Fosselman:
Burial: Jerusalem (Red Church) , Stony Run, Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA

22. Johan Michael Wertman, married 23. Catharine Flach.

Child of Johan Wertman and Catharine Flach is:

11 i. Margaretha Wertman, born abt. 1770; died abt. 1820 in Krebs Station, Union Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA; married George Brobst abt. 1790.

Generation No. 6

32. Johann Georg Huntzinger, born August 18, 1715 in Widdern, Germany; died bef. 1790. He married 33. Maria Magdalena Schweitzer on March 9, 1736 in Widdern, Germany.

33. Maria Magdalena Schweitzer, born October 24, 1712 in Leibenstadt, Mosbach, Baden, Germany. She was the daughter of 66. Lorenz Matthias Schweitzer and 67. Anna Juliana Dietscher.

Notes for Johann Georg Huntzinger:

John R. Hunsinger did extensive research on the origin of Johann Georg in Germany, including several trips to Germany to research him, and provided the following information:
"There is a small town in Germany, called Widdern, which was also the home of a George Michael Teubert/Deibert. He was born in 1718, married in 1743, and emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1753 and settled in the same area as Johann Georg. Here in PA, he had a daughter, Anna Maria, born in 1755, that married John George's 1st first born son, John George 2nd. It is too much of a coincidence that they didn't know each other back in Germany."
Based on these facts that J.R. uncovered in Widdern, Germany, it pretty much establishes the birth and marriage information on Johann Georg Huntzinger. They had 5 children born at Widdern and it is not known if the daughters survived, came to America with the father, or remained behind with other family members. He came to America on the ship Jacob which sailed from Amsterdam, Holland. The captain was Adolph Degrove and the ship carried 249 Palatinate Germans from Swabia, Wirtemberg and Darmstadt, Germany. The ship docked in Philadelphia on Oct. 02, 1749. His wife may have come with him but is not listed on the passenger rolls as was the custom at that time. The voyage to America was probably as bad as that described in the Oxford History of the American People, chapter X, which quotes Gottlieb Mittleburger who described his voyage in 1750
"...Bad drinking water, putrid salt meat, excessive heat and crowding, lice so thick they could be scraped off the body, seas so rough that the hatches were battened down and everyone vomiting in the foul air. Children under seven years of age rarely survived the voyage. Passengers succumbed to dysentery, typhus, cankers and mouth rot. On his ship no fewer than 32 died".
The name Johann Georg Huntzinger does not appear on any of the published tax records for the ensuing years and it is possible he died about 16 years after his arrival in America. His date of death and where he is buried are unknown. However, in the biography of Rev. Franklin Krick Huntzinger, on page 488 of the History of Berks Co., PA, it states that his great-grandfather John George Huntzinger died in 1802.

Children of Johann Huntzinger and Maria Schweitzer are:

i. Johann Michael Huntzinger, born February 16, 1739 in Widdern, Germany; died March 3, 1739 in Widdern, Germany.

Notes for Johann Michael Huntzinger: Died when 15 days of age.

ii. Son Huntzinger, born September 30, 1739 in Widdern, Germany; died at birth on September 30, 1739 in Widdern, Germany.

iii. Maria Clara Huntzinger, born January 2, 1741 in Widdern, Germany; .

iv. Georg Michael Huntzinger, born February 27, 1743 in Widdern, Germany; died February 4, 1745 in Widdern, Germany.

v. Maria Dorothea Huntzinger, born June 24, 1747 in Widdern, Germany; .

vi. Johann George Huntzinger, born February 7, 1751 in Brunswick Twp., Berks Co., PA; died September 6, 1802; married Anna Maria Deibert abt. 1774; born February 1, 1755 in PA; died August 31, 1833.

Notes for Johann George Huntzinger:

In Zion Cemetery, at Old Red Church in Orwigsburg, is a memorial marker to the Revolutionary War soldiers on which is listed a John George Huntzinger (1751-1802).

More About Johann George Huntzinger:
Burial: Friedens Cemetery, Hegins, Schuylkill Co., PA
Veteran: Revolutionary War.

Notes for Anna Maria Deibert: Anna Maria buried in St. Johns Reformed Cemetery, Orwigsburg, Berks Co., PA. Death notice in Reading Adler.

More About Anna Maria Deibert:
Baptism: April 10, 1755, Zion(Old Red Church, Brunswick Twp. Berks Co., PA
Burial: St. Johns U.C.C. Church Cem., Orwigsburg, Schuylkill Co., PA
Sponser: Anna Maria Rost

16 vii. Bernard Huntzinger, born abt. May 1753 in PA; died February 6, 1832 in Sugarloaf Township, Luzerne Co., PA; married (1) Eva Margaretha Reich abt. 1774, probably in Berks Co., PA; married (2) Mary _______ bet. 1819 - 1825 probably in Sugarloaf Twp., Luzerne Co., PA.

40. Johann Michael Brobst, born 1701 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany; died abt. 1771 in Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co., PA. He was the son of 80. Christophel Probst and 81. Eva Christina Hoffman. He married 41. Anna Maria Kerr bet. 1732 - 1735 in Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, by Rev. Caspar Stover.

41. Anna Maria Kerr, born bet. 1710 - 1715 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA; died aft. 1754 in Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co., PA

Notes for Johann Michael Brobst:

The ship John & William, of Sunderland, Constable Temperton, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Dover, arrived in America at the port of Philadelphia with sixty-one men above the age of sixteen, and one hundred and nine women and children of both sexes. After enduring a horrible voyage on board the above ship the first "Probst's" in America arrived on Oct. 17, 1732 (Name shown as "Proops"). The ship arrived in Philadelphia carrying Philip Jacob Probst and his wife, C'erine, and his three youngest sons--Jean Michael, Jean Valentine, and Jean Martin. Along with Philip Jacob was his brother, Johann Michael Probst, who was unmarried. He was one of the passengers listed as sick. Also on board was their sister, Elizabeth Margaretha, and her husband, Hans Erhardt Vossellmann. Also on the ship was a Hans Michael Probst who may have been an uncle or other relative. France controlled Alsace in 1720; therefore Philip and sons were French citizens. Since winter's onset was near, they probably remained in Philadelphia over the winter, gathering supplies and equipment, and left for the Allemaengle in early spring. These families made their way north to settle in the area now known as Berks and Lehigh Counties of Pennsylvania, about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Many of their German friends who sailed with them settled in the same area. They fought off starvation, poverty, unfriendly weather and even less friendly Indians.
On 10 Sept., 1761, John Michael appeared before the Supreme Court of PA and became a citizen of PA. When he came to America, he was already 31 years old. Since it would be most unusual for a man not to have married and started a family in his early 20s, it is possible that he had already done that, and left a wife and some children behind. It is possible they might have died, and that released him to come to America, or he might have been so driven to start a new life that he just left them behind. They might not have wanted to face the unknowns of the American wilderness. However, according to German records, in 1727, Michael was a traveling potter, not married, and was listed on the ship's manifest as still single when he emigrated. So it is assumed that he did not marry in Germany. Another record says his birth date was Mar 13, 1707. This must have been a mis-reading of the German script "1" which often looks like a "7". The 1701 birth date is verified in the baptismal records in Kandel and in the Lineage Succession List from Kandel. Sometime between his arrival in Philadelphia and mid-1735, Johann Michael married. He might have married during the winter in Philadelphia, or might have found his future wife in the Allemaengle. Birth and baptismal records of his children indicate that her name was Maria or Anna Maria, a name quite common in those days. The marriage record has not been found, and her maiden name is still unproven; several long-time Brobst researchers believe her maiden name to be Kerr (or Kehr), and that is what is shown here. For a long time, it has been assumed that her name was Anna Maria Keller, but that hypothesis has been proven wrong. Anna Maria Keller was the widow of Peter Keller, and she lived in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County in the early 1730s. Her marriage to Johann Michael Probst is recorded at the Muddy Creek Lutheran Church on December 25, 1733. That was not "this" Johann Michael Probst. In order for that to be true, it would have meant that Johann Michael left his brother and sister and their families and went to Lancaster Co. instead of Berks/Lehigh Co. Why would he have done such a thing? And then to come to Berks/Lehigh Co. a year or so after his marriage, for his first child was born in Lynn Twp in 1836? Would he have left his family with whom he had been through so much and struck off on his own to find a wife in Lancaster County, rather than accompanying his family to the Allemaengle and looking for a wife there? And, in fact, that was not the case. It was once thought that Johann Michael may have met Anna Maria Keller on the ship enroute to America, but there was no Keller, and no Anna Maria, listed on the ship's manifest. There is no indication that he had any knowledge of Anna Maria Keller prior to or during the voyage, or in Philadelphia over the winter. Given that, there would be no reason for him to go to Lancaster to marry her and bring her to Lynn Township, Lehigh County. There is no evidence that he even knew she existed. There is no evidence that Johann Michael Probst ever went to Lancaster, nor that, if he did, he stayed in Lancaster County for some time, perhaps a year, and then moved to Lynn Twp, Northampton (Lehigh) Co., PA to rejoin the rest of his immigrant family. All indications are that he left Philadelphia with his brother and sister in the spring of 1733 and moved directly to Lynn Twp. His children are all recorded as having been born in Northampton (Lehigh) County. So who was the Johann Michael Probst who married Anna Maria Keller in Lancaster County? Johann Michael Propst (b abt 1712) arrived in America in 1733 on the ship Samuel, and moved to Lancaster County with his parents and sister. This Johann Michael Propst actually signed his name "Probst", not "Propst" on his immigration and oath of allegiance papers, and apparently used that same spelling on the marriage record in Lancaster County. His signature is quite clearly written with the "Probst" spelling. He remained in Lancaster County for some years, and had four children with Anna Maria Keller from 1735 to 1738. After Anna Maria died in 1738, he quickly married a second time there, before migrating southward to what is now Pendleton County, West Virginia. Accordingly, I have recorded the marriage of Anna Maria Keller to Johan Michael Propst in the Propst family file. History still has to tell us something about the actual wife -- Anna Maria Kehr/Kerr -- of "our" Johann Michael Probst. We do know that Johann Michael and Anna Maria lived in Lehigh County, having founded the village of what became Hynemansville. He served in the Rev. War as a major in the Northampton Militia. His farm was in Lynn Township, Northampton County (now Lehigh County), about 7 miles southeast of his brother's (Philip Jacob's) farm which was in Albany Twp. His death date is not certain. Most records show "about 1771"; one says "after 1790". His death location is also uncertain, but was most likely in a private cemetery on his farmsite.]

Notes for Anna Maria Kerr:

The German spelling of this name was probably Kehr. For a long time, it has been assumed that her name was Anna Maria Keller, widow of Peter Keller, but that has now been determined to be incorrect. Anna Maria Keller lived in Lancaster County, PA. For "our" Johann Michael to have married her in the Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Cocalico Twp, Lancaster County, it would have meant that Johann Michael left his brother and sister and their families and went to Lancaster Co. instead of Berks/Lehigh Co. Why would he have done such a thing? Not possible, for his first child was born in Lynn Twp in 1736. However, Johann Michael Propst and Anna Maria Keller had four children in Lancaster, from 1734 to 1738. We now know that Anna Maria Keller married Johan Michael Propst (b abt 1712), who did in fact move from Philadelphia to Lancaster Co. in 1733. The Probst and Propst families are not related. It is also noted that an Anna Maria Keller, daughter of Heinrich and Anna Catharina Keller, married Erasmus Hess, son of Heinrich and Margaretha Hess, at the Oley Hill Church, Pike Township, Berks County, on August 10, 1755. That was a different Anna Maria Keller.

More About Johann Brobst and Anna Kerr:

Spurious marriage: bet. 1732 - 1735, Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, by Rev. Caspar Stover

Marriage Fact: November 25, 1733, marriage date per Rev. Schumacher's records.

Children of Johann Brobst and Anna Kerr are:

i. Mathias George Brobst, born March 17, 1736 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died December 12, 1792 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; married (1) Anna Maria Magdalena "Polly" Stambach, 1763, in Jerusalem Red Church, Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA; born June 29, 1747 in Faulkner Swamp, New Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died August 1777 in Kempton, Berks Co., PA; married (2) Anna Maria Elizabetha Stambach abt. 1778 in Northampton Co., PA, by a Justice of the Peace; born November 6, 1758 in Lynn Twp., Berks Co., PA; died aft. 1792 in PA.

Notes for Mathias George Brobst:

Lived in Lynn Twp in 1762. He owned up to 300 acres at various times. He served in the Revolutionary War as a soldier in the Berks County Militia, and later as a captain in the Continental Line, under the command of Lt Col Michael Brobst. There is a story that he and some of his men were camped about 20-30 miles from Philadelphia early in the war. [On July 14, 1777, he took the oath of allegiance to PA in Philadelphia.] As the British were advancing on Philadelphia, in late August of 1777, Mathias and his men, with Jacob Leeser and several others, went there and took the Liberty Bell, weighing over a ton, along with a dozen other bells, with them from Philadelphia, through Bethlehem, and buried it inside of the Zion Reformed Church in Allentown, Lehigh County, on Hamilton Street, between 6th and 7th Streets. In Bethlehem, the Bell was transferred to a wagon belonging to Jacob Mickley for the remainder of the journey. After the war, they returned it to Philadelphia. A bronze tablet commemorating the event was placed on the church in 1908.
The large, heavy Conestoga-type wagon, belonging to Frederick Lieser, was drawn by six black horses. It was the largest and heaviest wagon at the market in Philadelphia. On the way to Bethlehem, Brobst, Leaser, and the accompanying troops stopped overnight at the Red Lion Hotel in Quakertown. But it broke down in a mud-hole in front of the old Sun Inn at Bethlehem, while it was being used to haul the Liberty Bell, and was stored for many years in a barn that stood on the farm of Jesse D. Follweiler, who had inherited the farm from his grandfather, Bernhard Follweiler. The front axle, which had broken, had been repaired, and the wheels removed. The Follweiler children later played on the wagon for decades. In 1855, lightning struck the barn and destroyed it and the wagon. The only part that was preserved was the heavy iron brake handle and ratchet, which was taken to Ohio by a member of the Follweiler family who migrated to Ohio in the late 1850s or early 1860s. (Was that Susanna Follweiler, mother of Obadiah Brobst?). Much of the above information on the bell may be found in History of Lynn Township by Arthur Klingaman, 1974. He is listed on the DAR Patriot Index as a "Captain", and is on the DAR Roll of Honor.
When Rev. Daniel Schumacher died, Matthias became guardian of Rev. Schumacher's son Johannes.
In 1777, after bringing the bell from Philadelphia to Allentown, he was commissioned a Justice of the Peace in Northampton County, and a Judge from 1777 to 1784. For that reason, he is referred to in some records as Matthias Probst, Esq. Matthias bought 325 acres of land in Mecklenburg (now Lincoln) County, North Carolina, on Nov 10, 1765, as speculative property. He never settled there, however. There were Propsts in that same Lincoln/Catawba County area, but not of this family line. Henry Propst was a physician there. Matthias' will (written in German) is dated Dec 12 1792; probated in Easton on Jan 15 1793 (#1541). Michael, Samuel, and Daniel Brobst were executors. Mathias was very literate, and wrote clearly. Will translated by Lewis Donat. He may have actually died some days later than Dec 12. He is buried in the Jerusalem Red Church Cemetery, Stony Run, PA, where he had been a lifelong member. No grave has been found for Anna Maria. Most research records on Mathias are noted with his family name as Probst; however, his gravestone clearly says Brobst. I defer to his family and use Probst rather than Brobst.]

More About Anna Maria Magdalena "Polly" Stambach:
Burial: Jerusalem Red Church, Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA

20 ii. George Michael "Jurg" Brobst, born abt. 1742 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died November 21, 1795 in Jacksonville, Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; married (1) Anna Maria Catharina Stambach abt. 1765 in Lehigh Co., PA; married (2) Anna Maria Derr aft. 1776 in PA.

iii. Daniel Brobst, born bet. 1740 - 1750 in PA.

Notes for Daniel Brobst: According to Paul Gann, Daniel refused to take the oath of allegiance to Pennsylvania, and left the state.

iv. Philip Jacob Brobst, born 1744 in Weissenberg Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died 1782 in Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co., PA; married Anna Maria Barbara Kistler bef. 1762; born 1742 in Kistler Valley, Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA; died 1816.

Notes for Philip Jacob Brobst: Will was probated on Feb 12 1892.

More About Philip Jacob Brobst:
Veteran: Revolutionary War as an ensign in the Continental Line.

Notes for Anna Maria Barbara Kistler:

Her given name might have been Magdalene, with Madlene as a nickname. After Philip Jacob died, she married Michael Mosser.

v. Anna Margaretha Probst, born September 8, 1746 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died aft. 1789 in Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA; married Jacob Schmidt abt. 1764 in Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA; born January 11, 1741 in Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA; died August 17, 1811 in Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA

More About Anna Margaretha Probst:
Burial: New Bethel Church Cem., Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA

More About Jacob Schmidt:
Burial: New Bethel Church Cem., Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA

vi. Catherina Probst, born aft. 1747; .

vii. Barbara Probst, born February 1, 1754 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died abt. 1829 in Burke/Caldwell Co., NC; married Albert Corpenning June 23, 1774 in Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co., PA; born May 16, 1747 in Netherlands; died October 30, 1827 in Johns River, Burke/Caldwell Co., NC.

Notes for Barbara Probst:

In 1774, shortly after their marriage, Albert and Barbara began a trip to North Carolina. They were held up by a snow storm and stayed the winter with a farmer where Albert helped with the farm work for a shilling and board per day, and Barbara helped the wife. They finally arrived in Lincoln County, North Carolina, where their first child, John, was born April 3 1775. Coming into what is now Caldwell County, NC, they purchased a large acreage on both sides of Lower Creek in the Copenhagen section on the present Calico Road from Christopher Beckman. All of this information is from The Heritage of Burke Co., NC, 1981, pp 149-153. According to Elaine Schwar and Carolyn Price, Barbara apparently was or may have been a daughter of Johann Michael Probst (b. 1701). Some other records do not show her. Other records (Lee Ann Propst) show that she had a brother, Henry, who moved with her and Albert from Pennsylvania to Rowan County, North Carolina, shortly after their marriage. Because of bad weather, they had to lay over in Western Virginia for some time before moving on to NC in 1775. But Johann Michael Probst didn't have a son named Henry. Henry may have been a cousin. It was once thought that she might have been a daughter of Johann Michael Propst (b. 1712), not Probst, and so belongs to the West Virginia Propsts. However, if in fact, she was born in Lynn Township, Northampton (Lehigh) County, PA, then she is probably correctly placed in the family of Johann Michael Probst (b. 1701). Considering the date of her reported birth, 1754, and marriage in PA in 1774, when Johann Michael Propst was already in Pendleton Co., WV (Rockingham Co., VA), she could not have been his daughter. Pending any further evidence, I have shown her as a daughter of Johann Michael Probst (b. 1701) and Anna Maria Kerr (b. abt 1710). Another record shows that she lived as a widow in Somersettown, PA, in 1796, 1804, and 1814, and died in Somerset, PA. But Albert didn't die until 1827. This record appears clearly to be in error; it must have been some other Barbara Probst. Her will was probated in January 1830 in Burke (now Caldwell) Co., NC.

More About Barbara Probst:
Burial: Corpenning Family Cmty, Caldwell Co., NC

Notes for Albert Corpenning:

He arrived with his father at the age of four years at the Port of Philadelphia on September 14, 1751 on the ship Duke of Bedford. In 1774, Albert and Barbara began a trip to North Carolina. They were held up by a snow storm and stayed the winter with a farmer, as per preceding Notes on his wife. They finally arrived in Lincoln County, North Carolina, and so forth as per above. The Registry has a copy of his will, courtesy of Nita Shepard <nita@glasscity.net>. The will was found in the Corpenning Family Papers at Duke University. Will dated 27 Aug 1822, with a codicil signed 18 Jun 1827. Barbary got the use of the plantation and tools, and the use of his "negroe woman Hannah". His son John got the lands which Albert gave him, plus" two negroes Tom & Jack". His son Abraham got other lands, and three negroes: Sally, Cheney, and Allin. Son Jacob got land and four negroes: Perry, James, Hannah (after Barbara dies), and Hannah's child. Son George got lands plus three negroes: Cook Nandy, Henry, and Nancy's child. Son David got the plantation after Barbara dies plus several negroes. Daughter Polly Forney got money and three negroes. Daughters Betsy Summy and Catharine Shuford got money and three negroes each. David was the executor of the estate; his wife Mary Perkins was a witness to the codicil which gave a newly born slave to his son John.

More About Albert Corpenning:
Burial: Corpenning Family Cmty, Caldwell Co., NC

viii. Catherina Brobst, born aft. 1747.

42. Johann Phillip Stambach, Sr., born April 21, 1719 in Stambach, Baden-Baden, Bavaria; died October 1777 in Berks Co., PA. He married 43. Anna Maria Christina Kuntz, March 1745 in Oley Valley, PA, by Rev. Muhlenberg.

43. Anna Maria Christina Kuntz, born May 1, 1727 in Niederbronn, Alsace, France; died 1789 in Lehigh Co., PA. She was the daughter of 86. John Jacob Kuntz and 87. Anna Margaret Pfalsgraff.

Notes for Johann Phillip Stambach, Sr.: Arrived in America Sept. 3, 1739 aboard the Friendship, William Vittery, Commander, from Rotterdam, last from Deal (Delft?). Name appears in Rupp's as Philip Stambach.

More About Johann Phillip Stambach, Sr.:
Source: Helen Stambaugh Tree, World Connect RootsWeb.
Veteran: Revolutionary War, 3rd class private, 6th Co., Capt. Mathias Probst Commanding.

Children of Johann Stambach and Anna Kuntz are:

21 i. Anna Maria Catharina Stambach, born January 7, 1746 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died May 1776 in Lehigh Co., PA; married George Michael "Jurg" Brobst abt. 1765 in Lehigh Co., PA

ii. Anna Maria Magdalena "Polly" Stambach, born June 29, 1747 in Faulkner Swamp, New hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died August 1777 in Kempton, Berks Co., PA; married Mathias George Brobst 1763 in Jerusalem Red Ch, Albany Twp, Berks Co., PA; born March 17, 1736 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died December 12, 1792 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA.

More About Anna Maria Magdalena "Polly" Stambach:
Burial: Jerusalem Red Church, Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA

Notes for Mathias George Brobst: See preceding notes in his entry above.

More About Mathias George Brobst:
Burial: Jerusalem (Red Church) Cem., Stony Run, Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA
Veteran: Revolutionary War in Berks County Militia and later as a Captain in the Continental Line, under the command of Lt. Col. Michael Brobst.

iii. Johann Daniel Stambach, born November 12, 1748 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died 1784 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA

Notes for Johann Daniel Stambach: Was a twin to Anna Barbara.

iv. Anna Margaretta "Emma" Stambach, born January 5, 1754 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died January 16, 1816 in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA; married Johann Philip Kuntz, November 1775, in PA.

v. Anna Maria "Mariga" Stambach, born May 7, 1756 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died July 16, 1816 in Greenwich Twp., Berks Co., PA; married Johann Jacob Greenawald, Jr., September 23, 1777 in PA.

vi. Anna Maria Elizabetha Stambach, born November 6, 1758 in Lynn Twp., Berks Co., PA; died aft. 1792 in PA; married (1) Mathias George Brobst abt. 1778 in Northampton Co., PA, by a Justice of the Peace; born March 17, 1736 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died December 12, 1792 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; married (2) Johann Heinrich Schumacher.

Notes for Anna Maria Elizabetha Stambach:

Sponsors Bernhard Kuntz and wife Catharina. After her second marriage to Johan Heinrich, she moved to Perry County in 1806. Carolyn Price states that her second husband was Frederic Miller, whom she married after Mathias died. Another record backs that up.

More About Anna Maria Elizabetha Stambach:
Bapt: November 6, 1758, Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co., PA

vii. Johann Jacob Stambach, Sr., born April 18, 1761 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died May 29, 1837 in Elliotsville, Northampton Co., PA; married Catherina Weitzel 1783 in PA; born September 25, 1765 in Hereford Twp., Berks Co., PA; died May 16, 1816 in Elliotsburg, Northampton Co., PA.

More About Johann Stambach and Catherina Weitzel:

Marriage: 1783, PA

viii. Johann Philipp Stambach, Jr., born March 6, 1763 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; died August 21, 1836 in Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH; married Anna Catharina Fosselman 1784 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA; born April 13, 1766 in Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co., PA; died June 11, 1821 in Mahoning Co., OH.

Notes for Johann Philipp Stambach, Jr.:

Sponsors Johannes Kistler and wife Barbara. Moved with his brother Johann Daniel to Sherman's Valley, Elliottsburg, Perry Co., PA in 1788. In 1811, he continued on to Ohio. He and Anna Catharina had 12 children.

More About Johann Philipp Stambach, Jr.:
Baptism: March 8, 1763, Allemaengle, by Rev. Schumacher

ix. Anna Christina Stambach, born September 23, 1767 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA.

x. Maria Magaretha Susanna Stambach, born September 23, 1767 in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., PA.

Generation No. 7

66. Lorenz Matthias Schweitzer, born January 25, 1670 in Rosenberg, Moshbach, Baden, Germany. He was the son of 132. Michael Schweitzer and 133. Maria Catharina Goetzinger. He married 67. Anna Juliana Dietscher, May 15, 1700.

67. Anna Juliana Dietscher.

More About Lorenz Matthias Schweitzer:

Source: LDS IGI records.

Child of Lorenz Schweitzer and Anna Dietscher is:

33 i. Maria Magdalena Schweitzer, born October 24, 1712 in Leibenstadt, Mosbach, Baden, Germany; married Johann Georg Huntzinger, March 9, 1736 in Widdern, Germany.

80. Christophel Probst, born 1661 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria; died February 14, 1719 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany. He was the son of 160. Barthel "Bartholomew" Probst and 161. Susanna Fischer. He married 81. Eva Christina Hoffman January 31, 1690 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany.

81. Eva Christina Hoffman, born September 25, 1670 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria; died March 2, 1727 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria. She was the daughter of 162. Hans Michael Hoffman and 163. Anna Maria (Renipler) Rimpler.

Notes for Christophel Probst:

Born in Kandel, state of Palatinate in Germany, this being the location of the religious upheaval precipitating the exodus from this area to the new land of America. He married Eve Christine Hoffman and ten children were born to them between the late 1680's and 1714. His will, probated April 01, 1727 in Kandel, shows the family living in Oberseebach, wherein he lists the children's names. His wife was not living at the time of the probate, having died a few weeks earlier. His exact date of birth is unknown. Mar. 31, 1661 is the date of his christening. Christophel was a master potter (Meistertopfer) in Middle Kandel. Church records call him a Burger and Haffner in Kandel. The birth dates for the children (except Eva Christina, Maria Sara, and Eva Christina II) are actually the baptism dates, the exact dates being unknown. Bill Brobst has a copy of the birth and marriage records, in the German Pfalz file. Church records show his name as Christoph, as do several historical reports.

More About Christophel Probst:
Baptism: March 31, 1661

Children of Christophel Probst and Eva Hoffman are:

i. Johannes Probst, born 1690 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died February 7, 1776 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; married Anna Maria Margareth Grimm, May 19, 1722 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; born September 26, 1700 in Kandel Pfalz, Germany; died November 3, 1749 in Kandel Pfalz, Germany.

Notes for Johannes Probst:

Johannes' birth date is not known, but is probably within a month or two before his christening on Oct 25 1690. The LDS records show his birth as "about 1680", but a ten-year delay prior to christening would have been most unusual. The contributor accepts 1690 as the year of his birth. Like his father, Johannes was a master potter in Kandel, Germany, registered as such in 1727. A column by Schuyler Brossman in 1981 claimed that this Johannes came to America in 1733, and later moved to Virginia. That Johannes was actually Johann Michael Propst, who arrived on the ship Samuel with his parents and sister. They did move to western Virginia, now Pendleton Co., WV. Further, an exam of the ship's lists for 1720 revealed no Johannes Probst.

ii. Philip Jacob Brobst, born 1692 in Kandel, Pfalz,Bayern, Germany; ; married Anne Catharine "C'erine" Christ 1720 in Oberseebach, Alsace, France/Germany; born November 10, 1696 in Niederseebach, Alsace, France/Germany; died abt. 1760 in Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA.

Notes for Philip Jacob Brobst:

Philip Jacob Probst was a master potter by trade (as were his father and brothers) in Kandel. He left Kandel and moved across the Lauder (River) about 15 miles to Oberseebach, in Alsace, where he met Catherine (Christ?), his future wife. C'erine was a French Huguenot. They were married probably in Oberseebach, although they may have married in Minfeld before they moved to Alsace. (In 1720, Alsace was controlled by Germany, but soon thereafter reverted back to French control.) He might have also later used the name of Philippe Jacques Probst, reflecting the politics of living in French Alsace! The births of his first four children were recorded there. They were French citizens when they left for America. The first names of the three boys may have been originally intended to be Johan, but had become Jean for political reasons, prior to their departure for America. It is noted in the church records in Oberseebach (Evangelish-Reformierte Kirche) that one Phillippe J. Probst was the godfather on April 15 1724 of Marie Marguerite Anthes, daughter of Henri Anthes and his wife, Eve; the godmother was Maria Margaretha Christin (Christ). That same Maria Margaretha Christin was the godmother of Jean Michael, son of Philipp Jacob and C'erine. It is also noted that the German translation of those baptismal records shows PJ's name to be Philippus Jacobus in one place and Philippi Jacobi in another!! He left Kandel and went to Oberseebach which is now in Alsace, France. He was there in 1727 according to his father's probate papers, and indeed the parish register of Oberseebach shows the births of four of his children. Either he returned to the Kandel-Minfeld area or else met his brother-in-law, Hans Erhardt Fosselman, at another place, for we find them, along with his brother, Johan Michael Probst, on the same ship, John and William, leaving from Rotterdam, Holland, and then Dover, England. The ship arrived in Philadelphia on 17 October 1732 with their children Jean Michael, Jean Valentine, Jean Martin, and perhaps Anne Marie. On arrival there, the passenger lists show that Phillip and Michael were listed as sick so they must have taken the oath of allegiance to England in absentia. Evidently, their illness was not contagious or the ship would never have been allowed to dock. Also, on that boat were (1) an older Hans Michael Probst (1655?), PJ's younger brother Johann Michael (1707), and his younger sister Elisabeth Margaretha Probst Vossellmann. His family stayed in Philadelphia over the winter, and in the spring of 1733 left for Berks County. See The Brobst Chronicles for details of this move and settlement. Since he could not make a living as a potter, he became a farmer as well. By virtue of a warrant dated 1 August 1734 (Book # C-155, page 253, in the Land Office of the Commonwealth) and surveyed 12 November 1735, PJ was granted 200 acres of land situated on Kistler Creek, a branch of Maiden Creek, in eastern Albany Township, Berks County. He soon after acquired 50 acres more. In 1743, he acquired 97 more acres. The northeast corner of his land extended into Lynn Twp, Northampton (now Lehigh) County, per Lewis Donat, a Berks/Lehigh County historian. His farm, adjoining the Donat plantation, was northeast of Kempton, Albany Twp, Berks County, about 7 miles northwest from that of his brother, Johann Michael, whose farm was in Weisenberg Twp, Lehigh County. To the south of this land was the farmland of Jean Valentine Probst, reaching almost to the Jerusalem Church. It is evident that Philip Jacob and Michael Probst; and Erhardt Vosselman moved much more quickly than most to become established in a district that for a time was called "Allemagnel", which today is Albany Township, Berks County, PA. Philip Jacobs’ warrant for two hundred acres of land plus 6% allowance for roads is dated 1 Aug 1734, which is but twenty one months from the time of their arrival in this country. This has been found to be most unusual. The farmsite is located just about a mile northwest of the Jerusalem "Red" Church in Stony Run, in what was back then called Fetherolfsville. It lies just north of Kistler Creek, at the intersection of Kistler Valley Road and Old Philly Pike. The bridge is still called Fetherolfsville Bridge on county maps. The tract, resembling a huge trapezoid, is located east of the village of Kempton, Berks County, PA, along what is locally known as the "Kistlers’ Valley Road". More specifically, Philipp Jacob's house, located just north of the bridge spanning the Kistler Valley Creek in what years ago was regarded as the village of Fetherolfsville, would be near the center of this tract. The tract bordered George Ritter's farm on the west side. All three of them, Philip Jacob, Michael Probst and Erhardt Vosselman, must have been skilled in the trades of masonry and carpentry, although they had been potters in Germany. With all of this work in progress in this time period of the 1730s, this would account for the reason why Erhardt Vosselman did not acquire his own tract of land until 4 Oct 1738. There is a possibility that Hans David Billman was another person to aid in the construction of the Brobst tract; for he had acquired land adjoining Erhardt Vosselman on the north of the warrant, too, dated 4 Oct 1738. Billman arrived in this country on 16 September 1736. Certainly, the sons of Philip Jacob Brobst were of but limited help during this time period for, in 1734, his son Michael was but 13 years old, Valentine was 10, and Martin was 8. It was during this time period that their three daughters were born.

In addition to necessary housing and farm buildings that had to be constructed, a grist mill and a saw mill were built across the road from the house of Philip Jacob. This mill has long since disappeared, but the foundation stones still exist at the site, though no longer visible because of later road improvements. For a period of almost eight years, there was no attempt made to acquire more land. The building phase was completed, and the Brobst children were growing up. Suddenly, in 1742, there was a flurry of activity. A fifty-acre tract of land was acquired about a mile distant from the plantation; a twenty-five acre tract of land was acquired which adjoined the plantation on the western boundary; a seventy-five acre tract of land was acquired which adjoined the plantation partially on the northern boundary and all of the eastern boundary. All of these separate tracts were acquired by warrants on the same day, the 23rd of March, 1742. The family farmhouse was on the farmsite of Philipp Jacob Probst. The original log house is gone, but the stone house which replaced it is still there and is being used today as a residence. There is a stone in the foundation clearly engraved "1737". During the French and Indian War, the Ft. Henry Militia stayed over night in the "Brobst Tavern" in Philipp Jacob's house, operated by Valentine Brobst. The bar room was in the cellar, next to the fireplace which is still there. The tavern had a separate entrance around the south side of the house. The house left Brobst hands probably around 1900. Interestingly, the front walkway is made of the millstones from Martin Probst's mill which was across the street. The stone house has been modified and expanded in recent years. In the 1930s, it was occupied by Ralph and Mabel Lutz; they sold it to a Dritski family in the 1950s. It is currently occupied by Joseph and Barbara Freeman. Sarah (Schroeder) Burns, a Brobst descendant, spent some time visiting in that house when she was a child, not knowing it was a Brobst ancestral home!

In 1740, he and his sons helped to build the "New Bethel Corner" Church in Albany Township, west of Kempton, and just north of the Brobst Grist Mill on Pine Creek (per Bill Rutledge). >PJ's son Jean Michael took over management of the farm in the late-1750s; PJ died around 1757-1759, just a short time before his wife, C'erine. Jean Michael died in 1771, and his sons Martin and Johannes F. took over the farm. His saw mill (later, son Martin's grist mill) was just across the street (now Old Philly Pike), also on the north side of Kistler Creek, but is no longer there; it was located in what is now just a depression with some buried stones in a grove of trees. Their children were probably all born on the family farm. His spelling of English was poor, and command of spoken English probably not much better. PJ signed his will on Apr 27, 1747, stating that he was then in good health; his will was not probated until Mar 21, 1860. Jacob Albrecht was a witness to the signing of the will, which was written in very poor English, and signed what appears to be "Philbs Brobs". However, Lewis Donat of Allentown challenges that will. He translated the original will from German to English. On May 20, 1991, Lewis wrote to Paul Gann:

"1760 was the year of the probate of the last will and testament of Philip Jacob Probst. At this point I will write something that will astonish you. Historians have oft quoted this will, and it has caused some genealogical discomfort. I say to you that the PHILIP JACOB BROBST WILL IS A FRAUD. Now that you have regained consciousness from this genealogical shock, let me give you the end result of all these goings on. We are dealing here with the original 1734 land purchase by PJ containing 212 acres of land. In addition to that, we must add 150 acres of the 1742 purchase, all of which amounts to 362 acres of the finest farm land to be found, and is so to this day. The PJ daughters were very neatly eased out of the picture, leaving the land mass to PJ's sons. (Jean) Michael, as administrator of the PJ estate, out of love and affection for his brothers, paid 5 shillings to (Jean) Valentine and 5 shillings to (Jean) Martin; Valentine, out of love and affection for his brothers, paid (Jean) Michael 5 shillings and (Jean) Martin 5 shillings; (Jean) Martin, out of love and affection for his brothers, paid (Jean) Michael 5 shillings and (Jean) Valentine 5 shillings. After these rounds were completed, they put the money in their pockets, probably shook hands and enjoyed an applejack or two at the tavern which Valentine conducted on the premises; for they had now legally transferred 362 acres of land for the price of the probate fees and the oats consumed by their horses on their trips to the Court House at Reading, PA."

PJ apparently never became a naturalized citizen. His will was witnessed by Johann Jacob Albrecht, father of Marilis Albrecht who married Philipp Jacob's son Jean Michael. His will was probated on March 21 1760; his death date is not recorded. He apparently died 13 years earlier, which was the date of his will. He was, by his own assertion, "I being in good helth and my Naturall Senses" in 1747 when he made his will; it is assumed he lived significantly longer than that. It would have been extremely unusual to take 13 years to probate the will, especially as land-hungry as his sons were. On the other hand, Bill Rutledge's history of the Brobsts notes that he "was not listed among the residents of Albany Township in 1748 or 1752, although his three sons were listed." He was not listed on the tax rolls for Albany Twp, Berks Co., in 1752, so he may have already died by then. Rutledge states ".... the will was not filed until 1760 as the widow died in 1760 and the necessity of settling the estate led to the filing of the Will and the repatenting of the Land."

His children took spelling of the names as "Brobst". Per Irene Konrad, he was buried on 27 Apr 1747, so perhaps he really did die in Apr 1747. Brobst is trying to verify that. Perhaps he is buried w/ C'erine in New Bethel "Corner" Church Cemetery, Albany Twp, Berks Cty, but no marked stones have been found (there are many unmarked ones). It is also possible that both he and C'erine were buried on the family farmsite. It is noted that a Joes Philippus Probst was the sponsor for the baptism of Johannes Philippus Enes, born to Johannes and Elisabeth Enes, Pietists -- in Oberseebach, Alsace, on 14 June 1726, in the Oberseebach Catholic and Lutheran Church! Who was Joes Philippus Probst? Baptismal sponsors were Philipp and Christina Stambach.

Notes for Anne Catharine "C'erine" Christ:

Her name may have been Anne Marie Marguerite, per one record. Her family name is in some question. Unfortunately, the marriage records for Oberseebach, Alsace, France, for the period 1682 through 1755 are missing. We only know that the marriage took place there about 1720. Other records do exist. According to French archives in Strasbourg, France, for the church in Oberseebach, on 4/15/1724, one Phillippe J. Probst was godfather to Marie Marguerite Anthes, daughter of Henri (Heinrich?) Anthes and his wife Eve (Eva) (nee Christ). The godmother, standing with Philipp Jacob, of Marie Marguerite Anthes was Marie Marguerite Christin (Christ). That same Marie Marguerite Christin was the godmother of Jean Michael Probst, first son of Philipp Jacob and C'erine. Philipp Jacob's wife C'erine was the sister of either Henri or Eva. But which one? For some time, it was not known, but only assumed that she was Henri's sister.

(Note: Henry Antes and Christina Dewees were parents of an Elizabeth Antes (b Feb 9 1834) who married Rev. Nicholas Pomp at the New Goshenhoppen Church, Upper Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co., PA, on Apr 23 1772. Elizabeth was the widow of George Philip Dotterer (m. in 1754). Nicholas and Elizabeth lived in Montgomery Co., PA. The relationship of this Antes family to the Alsatian Henri Anthes is not known.)

And the godfather of Philipp Jacob Probst was Valentin Christ. The godparents of Philipp Jacob's second son Jean Valentine were Johann Valentine Christ and Anna Elisabeth Anthes. And the godparents of Philipp Jacob's first daughter, Anne Marie, were Johann Jacobus Christ and Anna Maria Kobel! Clearly, their ties to the Christ family were much stronger than to the Anthes family. Those same records (Evangelish-Reformierte Kirche, Oberseebach) state: "Philippe Jacques Probst and Catharine, his wife, Lutherans, had these children found in the Parish registers of Oberseebach: 28 Aug 1721--Jean Michel; 18 Feb 1724, Jean Valentin; 29 Dec 1726, Jean Martin; 8 Mar 1731, Anne Marie." It is noted that two of her daughters had the first name "Eva", and one of her children was named "Valentin", the same name as her husband's godfather (Valentin Christ). Those same records in the Catholic version listed their names as Philippi Jacobi, Joannes Michael, Joannes Valentinus, and Johannes Martin.) Another coincidence, or possibly more than a coincidence, is that a Johann Heinrich Christ Jr., son of Johann Heinrich Christ Sr., born in Kanton Berne, Switzerland, was living in the village of Hatten (or Hotten), just a few miles southwest of Oberseebach, Alsace, France, where he married, on Jan 8 1715, Anna Goetz, daughter of Johann Jacob Goetz, in the village of nearby Hatten. Johann Heinrich was probably born around 1690-1693, and appears to have been a possible (likely?) brother to C'erine! Johann Heinrich Jr and his family came to America on the Pennsylvania Merchant on Sept 11 1732, just a month before C'erine and Philipp Jacob. Their property in Berks Co. was very close to that of Philipp Jacob and C'erine. Their son, Johann Heinrich, Jr, b 26 Jan 1721, was Recorder of Deeds in Berks County for several years. It is noted that there were other Christs in the Kandel area in the 1600s: Jonas and his daughter Anna Christina (d 1626), Balthasar and his son Adam (d 1626). Note: information provided by Dora Kamalu. C'erine's asserted family name of Anthes had earlier been inferred, rather than proven. In the past, the evidence for that seemed credible, under the (unproven) assumption that Henri Anthes was C'erine's brother, rather than her brother-in-law. However, information that Dora Kamalu has put together indicates that the reverse is more likely; i.e., that C'erine's family name is more likely to have been Christ, not Anthes. At this point, it appears possible, and perhaps even probable, that Eva Anthes' maiden name was Christ, and she may have been a sister to C'erine, in which case C'erine's maiden name would definitely be Christ, not Anthes. It is noted that if C'erine were truly a Christ, she might well have been a sister to Johann Heinrich Christ who came to America in 1732, just a month earlier than C'erine and Philipp Jacob, and whose son was Register of Deeds for Berks County for quite some years. However, W. Robert Gillespie, a noted Christ researcher, has yet (in 1999) to find any certain information on brothers or sisters of Johann Heinrich Christ. There was no mention of Christs in the estate papers of Philipp Jacob Probst. Since the preponderance of evidence now tends to favor Christ rather than Anthes, these records have been changed to reflect Christ, not Anthes, and as a sister to Heinrich Christ, with the understanding that it is not certain. She was illiterate; therefore, Anna Catharine signed her will and other papers with an "X". Some records show her death year as 1759. That is not certain, but she was probably not alive when PJ's will was probated in 1760 since she was not mentioned in any of the probate records. It seem certain then that she died sometime between 1747, when PJ made out his will and March 1760. Other records show she died in 1760; if true, then she must have died Jan, Feb, or early Mar 1760. Jan is most likely, since it probably would have taken a month or two to get PJ's will into probate after C'erine died.

More About Anne Catharine "C'erine" Christ: Birth may have been around 1699 or 1700

iii. Zacharias Jacob Probst, born 1695 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany; died March 9, 1736 in Minfeld, Pfalz, Germany; married Anna Appolonia Merckler, November 25, 1727 in Minfeld, Pfalz, Germany; born abt. 1695; .

Notes for Zacharias Jacob Probst: He was a journeyman and a potter, just like his father and two older brothers.

More About Zacharias Jacob Probst: Baptism: November 13, 1695, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

iv. Maria Catherina Probst, born 1697 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany; died February 14, 1767 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; met (1) boyfriend, Francois Henri Knoll, aft. 1712 in Minfeld.

Notes for Maria Catherina Probst:

From the parish register of Oberseebach: "On 3 March 1728, there is entered the baptism of Marie Catherine, the illegitimate daughter of Francois Henri Knoll and of Marie Catharina Probst of Langencandel. Protestant."

More About Maria Catherina Probst: Baptism: December 21, 1697, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

More About Maria Catherina Probst: Marriage: aft. 1712, Minfeld

v. Anna Maria Margaretha Probst, born 1699 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany; died April 27, 1727 in Kandel Pfalz, Germany.

Notes for Anna Maria Margaretha Probst:

Other records show she married Johann Michael Burg. But he married Maria Catharina Probst.

More About Anna Maria Margaretha Probst: Baptism: November 11, 1699, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

40 vi. Johann Michael Brobst, born 1701 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany; died abt. 1771 in Lynn Twp, Lehigh Co., PA; married Anna Maria Kerr bet. 1732 - 1735 in Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, by Rev. Caspar Stover.

vii. Elizabetha Margaretha Probst, born 1703 in Kandel Pfalz, Germany; died aft. 1745 in Northampton Co., PA; married Hans Erhardt Fosselman, August 23, 1729 in Minfield, Germersheim, Der Pfalz, Germany; born September 22, 1701 in Minfeld, Germersheim Dist, Pfalz, Germany; died aft. 1773 in Northampton Co., PA

Notes for Elizabetha Margaretha Probst:

Arrived in Philadelphia on Oct 17, 1732 on the ship John & William with her husband, Hans Erhardt Vossellmann, and her brother Johann Michael, who was single, and brother Philipp who came with his wife and 3 children. She was born on the St. Peter and Paul holiday. Some records show the birth date as 1709, but the Lineage Succession List from Kandel clearly shows 1703. They had fourteen children, including Eva Elizabeth, Philipp Peter, Maria Dorothea, and Catharina; founding the Fossellman family in America. W. Thomas records state she died in Minfeld, Germany, on 3 Aug 1729. This appears to be in error, since she came to America in October 1732 with her brothers, Philipp Jacob and Johann Michael Probst. A monument in the cemetery of the Jerusalem "Red" Church at Stony Run, Berks Co., PA, mentions her and their son Philipp Peter as being early members of that church which was established in the late 1740s.

More About Elizabetha Margaretha Probst: Baptism: June 29, 1703
Burial: Jerusalem (Red Church) , Stony Run, Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA

Notes for Hans Erhardt Fosselman:

In April, 1732, he was in Minfeld selling and signing over his land to his mother and sibling. They probably never lived in Oberseebach. The sale was recorded in the name of Johan Erhardt Vosselmann. Alice-Ann Askew has a document showing him alive in 1773. His youngest daughter probably died at sea.

He was an ancestor of BettyAnn Lockwood Hedegard <lockwood@gotnet.net>

New World Immigrants, Vol 2, p 67: "Baptized at Minfeld, September 25, 1701, son of Ludwig Fosselman in Minfeld and wife Maria Margaretha Scha(:)ffer; Married at Minfeld August 23 1729, to Elisabetha Margaretha Probst, daughter of Christoph Probst; emigrated thirty years ago to the New Land (Document dated 1762). brother-in-law, Johannes Kauffmann."

He was the first Vosselmann immigrant to America, arriving in October 17 1732 on the ship John and William with Johann Michael Probst, single, and Philipp Jacob Probst and his family. His history is documented in Askew's book on Vosselmann history and in The Brobst Chronicles. His sister, Maria Margaretha Vosselmann Ott, came to America in 1752.

He was granted 150 acres of land in Lynn Twp, NorthamptonCo, in 1738. The property lay near the western edge of Lynn Twp, between Ontelaunee Creek and Kistler's Creek, just east of Matthias Probst's and Michael Brobst's property. All three of them, Philip Jacob and Michael Probst and Erhardt Vosselman, must have been skilled in the trades of masonry and carpentry, although they had been potters in Germany. With all of this work in progress in this time period of the 1730s, this would account for the reason why Erhardt Vosselman did not acquire his own tract of land until 4 Oct 1738. There is a possibility that Hans David Bielman was another person to aid in the construction of the Brobst tract; for he had acquired land adjoining Erhardt Vosselman on the north of the warrant, too, dated 4 Oct 1738. Bielman arrived in this country on 16 September 1736 and was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1765.

Per Joanne Fussellman Farrell: "The Fusselmans all stayed Lutheran or Reformed right up to the present."

More About Hans Erhardt Fosselman: Bapt: September 25, 1701, Minfeld Cathedral, Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany
Burial: Jerusalem (Red Church) , Stony Run, Albany Twp., Berks Co., PA

viii. Johann Christopherus Probst, born 1706 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany

More About Johann Christopherus Probst: Baptism: July 30, 1706, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

ix. Eva Christina Probst, born September 30, 1707 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died 1714 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany.

More About Eva Christina Probst: September 30, 1707, Bapt, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

x. Maria Sarah Probst, born February 25, 1711 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany; died aft. 1732.

Notes for Maria Sarah Probst: Maria was single in 1732.

More About Maria Sarah Probst: Baptism: February 25, 1711, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

xi. Eva Christina Probst, born May 20, 1714 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany.

More About Eva Christina Probst: Baptism: September 30, 1707

86. John Jacob Kuntz, born February 19, 1692 in Niederbronn, Alsace, France/Germany; died September 15, 1754 in New Hanover, Lehigh Co., PA. He was the son of 172. John George Kuntz and 173. Anna Catherine Miller. He married 87. Anna Margaret Pfalsgraff September 22, 1718 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

87. Anna Margaret Pfalsgraff, born September 22, 1695 in Niederbronn, Alsace, France; died 1738 at sea.

Notes for John Jacob Kuntz: Source: Rupp, page 116.

Child of John Kuntz and Anna Pfalsgraff was:

43 i. Anna Maria Christina Kuntz, born May 1, 1727 in Niederbronn, Alsace, France; died 1789 in Lehigh Co., PA; married Johann Phillip Stambach, Sr., March 1745 in Oley Valley, PA, by Rev. Muhlenberg.

Generation No. 8

132. Michael Schweitzer, born January 24, 1644 in Rosenberg, Moshbach, Baden, Germany. He was the son of 264. Caspar Schweitzer and 265. Kunigunda Leysen. He married 133. Maria Catharina Goetzinger February 13, 1666 in Rosenberg, Moshbach, Germany.

133. Maria Catharina Goetzinger

More About Michael Schweitzer: Source: LDS IGI records.

Child of Michael Schweitzer and Maria Goetzinger was:

66 i. Lorenz Matthias Schweitzer, born January 25, 1670 in Rosenberg, Moshbach, Baden, Germany; married Anna Juliana Dietscher, May 15, 1700.

160. Barthel "Bartholomew" Probst, born 1626 in Ettischweyl, Allgau, Bavaria, Germany; died April 12, 1689 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany. He was the son of 320. Rudolph Probst. He married 161. Susanna Fischer, January 18, 1653 in Kandel, Germany.

161. Susanna Fischer, born February 14, 1630 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died April 25, 1705 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany. She was the daughter of 322. Peter Fischer and 323. Ottilia ______.

The children of Barthel Probst and Susanna Fischer were:

i. Hans Michael Probst, born October 18, 1654 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died October 19, 1654 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany.

ii. Johann Michael Probst, born September 2, 1655 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died January 8, 1724 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; married (1) Anna Ohl, January 21, 1679 in Kandel, Plaz, Germany; born abt. 1660 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died November 3, 1692 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; married (2) Anna Appolonia Kleiber, April 7, 1693 in Kandel Pfalz, Germany; born October 9, 1670 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died April 20, 1708 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; married (3) Anna Appolonia _______, born 1659; died April 13, 1680 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany.

More About Anna Ohl: Baptism (LDS): March 11, 1660, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

iii. Johannes Jacob Probst, born 1658 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died December 28, 1714 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; married Anna Maria Pfaff, November 21, 1682 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; born 1662 in Kandel Pfalz, Germany; died September 21, 1743 in Queichheim, Germany.

More About Johannes Jacob Probst: Baptism: November 7, 1658, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

More About Anna Maria Pfaff: Baptism: May 4, 1662, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

80 iv. Christophel Probst, born 1661 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria; died February 14, 1719 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; married Eva Christina Hoffman, January 31, 1690 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany.

v. Hans Bartholomew "Barthel" Probst, born bet. 1663 - 1664 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died September 26, 1738 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; married Anna Appolonia Hamm bef. 1696 in Kandel Pfalz, Germany; born January 10, 1675 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died October 8, 1751 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany.

More About Hans Bartholomew "Barthel" Probst: Baptism: January 10, 1664, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

vi. Ottilia Probst, born 1666 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died 1694 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; married Johann Michael Koch, December 29, 1692 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; born 1654 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died April 30, 1719 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany.

More About Ottilia Probst: Baptism: May 27, 1666, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

More About Johann Michael Koch: Baptism: August 7, 1654

vii. Hans George Probst, born March 12, 1668 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; married Clara Elisabetha Heimberger, born 1705.

More About Hans George Probst: Bapt: December 9, 1668

viii. Johannes Probst, born 1671 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died February 19, 1672 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany.

More About Johannes Probst: Baptism: March 29, 1671, Kandel, Pfalz, Germany

162. Hans Michael Hoffman, born February 14, 1630 in Kandel, Germany; died April 25, 1705 in Kandel, Germany. He was the son of 324. Christoffel Hoffman and 325. Catharina Nortwein. He married 163. Anna Maria (Renipler) Rimpler, August 28, 1666 in Kandel, Germany.

163. Anna Maria (Renipler) Rimpler, born August 31, 1645 in Kandel, Germany; died July 3, 1693 in Kandel, Germany. She was the daughter of 326. Simon (Renipler) Rimpler and 327. Anna Hieronymus.

The child of Hans Hoffman and Anna Rimpler was:

81 i. Eva Christina Hoffman, born September 25, 1670 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria; died March 2, 1727 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria; married Christophel Probst, January 31, 1690 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany.

172. John George Kuntz, born February 5, 1658 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. He was the son of 344. Anastasy Kuntz and 345. Margaretha ______. He married 173. Anna Catherine Miller, May 4, 1680 in Niederbronn, Les-Baines,Bas-Rhin, France.

173. Anna Catherine Miller, born February 5, 1658 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. She was the daughter of 346. John Jacob (Muller) Miller and 347. Maria ______.

More About Anna Catherine Miller: Christening: June 26, 1659, Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France

The child of John Kuntz and Anna Miller was:

86 i. John Jacob Kuntz, born February 19, 1692 in Niederbronn, Alsace, France/Germany; died September 15, 1754 in New Hanover, Lehigh Co., PA; married Anna Margaret Pfalsgraff, September 22, 1718 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

Generation No. 9

264. Caspar Schweitzer, born 1607 in Rosenberg, Moshbach, Baden, Germany. He was the son of 528. Michael Schweitzer. He married 265. Kunigunda Leysen, September 21, 1633 in Rosenberg, Moshbach, Germany.

265. Kunigunda Leysen

More About Caspar Schweitzer: Source: LDS IGI records.

The child of Caspar Schweitzer and Kunigunda Leysen was:

132 i. Michael Schweitzer, born January 24, 1644 in Rosenberg, Moshbach, Baden, Germany; married Maria Catharina Goetzinger, February 13, 1666 in Rosenberg, Moshbach, Germany.

320. Rudolph Probst, born September 24, 1595 in Ettischweyl, Wangen, Allgau, Germany; died bef. January 18, 1653 in Ettischweyl, Wangen, Allgau, Germany. He was the son of 640. Niklaus Probst and 641. Margareth ________.

Notes for Rudolph Probst:

Mostly because of the Thirty Years War and epidemics, the Palatine needed people to help settle and cultivate the lands. The presiding Duke promised men from other countries that if they would come to the Palatine they would be free of taxes for some years. Many people from Switzerland, Austria, northern Italy, and perhaps other places went to the Palatine. In the early 1600's, Rudolph moved from Ettischweyl in Allgau, to the Kandel area belonging to the State of Wangen, Germany. In 1900, it was called Ettensweiler, in the community and parish of Niederwanger, near Wangen near Lake Constance. This is also a short distance from Zurich, Switzerland. They were one of the largest families in Kandel at the time. In the mid-1600's, his only son, Barthel, floated down the Rhine to Kandel, in the Palatinate state of Germany, near the Alsace border of France. He had a large family, one of whom was Christophel (1661). Because living conditions there were so deplorable, three of Christophel's children came to America in 1732. He had 7 other children besides Barthel but names are not known.

The child of Rudolph Probst was:

160 i. Barthel "Bartholomew" Probst, born 1626 in Ettischweyl, Allgau, Bavaria, Germany; died April 12, 1689 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; married Susanna Fischer, January 18, 1653 in Kandel, Germany.

322. Peter Fischer married 323. Ottilia ______.

The child of Peter Fischer and Ottilia ______ was:

161 i. Susanna Fischer, born February 14, 1630 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; died April 25, 1705 in Kandel, Pfalz, Germany; married Barthel "Bartholomew" Probst, January 18, 1653 in Kandel, Germany.

324. Christoffel Hoffman, born 1631 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany; died November 16, 1669 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany. He was the son of 648. Adam Hoffman. He married 325. Catharina Nortwein, October 12, 1640 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

325. Catharina Nortwein, born 1617 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany; died April 2, 1668 in Kandel, Pfazl, Bavaria, Germany.

The child of Christoffel Hoffman and Catharina Nortwein was:

162 i. Hans Michael Hoffman, born February 14, 1630 in Kandel, Germany; died April 25, 1705 in Kandel, Germany; married Anna Maria (Renipler) Rimpler, August 28, 1666 in Kandel, Germany.

326. Simon (Renipler) Rimpler, born 1602 in Minderslachen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany; died 1645. He was the son of 652. Peter Rimpler. He married 327. Anna Hieronymus, February 8, 1642 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

327. Anna Hieronymus, born 1607 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany; died July 24, 1661. She was the daughter of 654. Wendel Hieronymus.

The child of Simon Rimpler and Anna Hieronymus was:

163 i. Anna Maria (Renipler) Rimpler, born August 31, 1645 in Kandel, Germany; died July 3, 1693 in Kandel, Germany; married Hans Michael Hoffman, August 28, 1666 in Kandel, Germany.

344. Anastasy Kuntz, born 1615 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; . He was the son of 688. Michael (Cuntz) Kuntz. He married 345. Margaretha _______ abt. 1657.

345. Margaretha _________ was born abt. 1619 in Niederbronn, Bas-rhin,Alsace, France; .

The child of Anastasy Kuntz and Margaretha _______ was:

172 i. John George Kuntz, born February 5, 1658, in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; married Anna Catherine Miller, May 4, 1680 in Niederbronn, Les-Baines,Bas-Rhin, France.

346. John Jacob (Muller) Miller, born abt. 1632 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; died March 1, 1719. He married 347. Maria _______.

347. Maria ______ was born abt. 1736.

The child of John Miller and Maria _______ was:

173 i. Anna Catherine Miller, born February 5, 1658 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; married John George Kuntz May 4, 1680 in Niederbronn, Les-Baines,Bas-Rhin, France.

Generation No. 10

528. Michael Schweitzer, born 1578 in Rosenberg, Moshbach, Baden, Germany.

The child of Michael Schweitzer was:

264 i. Caspar Schweitzer, born 1607 in Rosenberg, Moshbach, Baden, Germany; married Kunigunda Leysen, September 21, 1633 in Rosenberg, Moshbach, Germany.

640. Niklaus Probst, born November 4, 1554 in Siselen, Berne, Switzerland; died aft. 1603. He was the son of 1280. Hans Michael Probst. He married 641. Margareth _______ in 1577 in Siselen, Bern, Switzerland.

641. Margareth ______ was born abt. 1556 in Siselen, Berne, Switzerland.

The children of Niklaus Probst and Margareth _______ were:

i. Elizabeth Probst, born November 16, 1578 in Siselen, Bern, Switzerland; died bef. 1597 in Siselen, Bern, Switzerland.

ii. Margreth Probst, born January 17, 1580 in Siselen, Bern, Switzerland.

iii. Wilhelm Probst, born November 12, 1581 in Siselen, Bern, Switzerland.

iv. Hans Probst, born March 17, 1583 in Siselen, Bern, Switzerland; married Barbli Probst in 1603.

v. Jakobe Probst, born December 23, 1584 in Bern, Switzerland

vi. Barbara Probst, born August 6, 1587 in Kanton, Bern, Switzerland

vii. Peter Hans Probst, born March 25, 1589 in Bern, Switzerland; married Christina Krebs.

viii. Fanni Probst, born August 16, 1590 in Bern, Switzerland.

320 ix. Rudolph Probst, born September 24, 1595 in Ettischweyl, Wangen, Allgau, Germany; died bef. January 18, 1653 in Ettischweyl, Wangen, Allgau, Germany; married abt. 1624 in Siselen, Bern, Switzerland.

x. Elizabeth Probst, born July 3, 1597 in Bern, Switzerland.

xi. Euphrosina Probst, born March 22, 1600 in Bern, Switzerland.

xii. Niklaus Probst, born May 27, 1604 in Bern, Switzerland.

648. Adam Hoffman, born 1580 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany; died 1639 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

The child of Adam Hoffman was:

324 i. Christoffel Hoffman, born 1631 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany; died November 16, 1669 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany; married Catharina Nortwein, October 12, 1640 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

652. Peter Rimpler, born 1570 in Frankenland

The child of Peter Rimpler was:

326 i. Simon (Renipler) Rimpler, born 1602 in Minderslachen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany; died 1645; married (1) Veronica Mahllmeister, June 6, 1627; married (2) Anna Hieronymus, February 8, 1642 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

654. Wendel Hiernonymus, born 1580 in Germany

The child of Wendel Hiernonymus was:

327 i. Anna Hieronymus, born 1607 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany; died July 24, 1661; married Simon (Renipler) Rimpler, February 8, 1642 in Kandel, Pfalz, Bavaria, Germany.

688. Michael (Cuntz) Kuntz, born 1585 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; died 1661 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. He was the son of 1376. Sebastian (Cuntz) Kuntz.

The child of Michael (Cuntz) Kuntz was:

344 i. Anastasy Kuntz, born 1615 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; married Margaretha _______ abt. 1657.

Generation No. 11

1280. Hans Michael Probst, born abt. 1531 in Kanton Berne, Switzerland; died 1577 in Siselan, Berne, Switzerland. He was the son of Alt Herr Probst and Alt Frau Probst.

The children of Hans Michael Probst were:

640 i. Niklaus Probst, born November 4, 1554 in Siselen, Berne, Switzerland; died aft. 1603; married Margareth _______ in 1577 in Siselen, Bern, Switzerland.

ii. Hans Michael Probst, born 1557 in Siselen, Bern, Switzerland; married Christina _______.

1376. Sebastian (Cuntz) Kuntz, born 1560 in Niederbronn, Bas_Rhin, Alsace, France; died 1635.

The child of Sebastian (Cuntz) Kuntz was:

688 i. Michael (Cuntz) Kuntz, born 1585 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; died 1661 in Niederbronn, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France.

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Richard Hunsinger
Treasurer
Hunsinger/Huntzinger Family Association
December 29, 2000

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