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1901 Susan and her husband, Samuel Pyles, lived in Bowersville, Ohio
Haughey, Susan (I3180)
1902 Tax Lists
1768 - Christian Ritz listed on Hereford Township, Berks Co. Tax List. Has 25 acres of land.
1779 - Christian Ritz listed on Longswamp Twp, Berks Co., PA Tax list. He has 40 acres and one cow.
1781 - Christian Ritz listed on Longswamp Twp, Berks Co., PA Tax list with 40 acres of land and one cow.
Ritz, Christian (I6072)
1903 Tax Records
1783 Upper Hanover Twp, Philadelphia Co., PA
1785 Upper Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co., PA
1786 Upper Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co., PA "Cordwainer"
1787 Upper Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co., PA "Cordwainer"
1788 Upper Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co., PA
1789 Upper Hanover Twp, Montgomery Co., PA
1789 Eastern District Twp, Berks Co., PA "Nonresidentor"

Ritz, Elias (I6070)
1904 Tax Records
Massachusetts and Maine: Direct Tax, 1798. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003.) Original manuscript: Direct tax list of 1798 for Massachusetts and Maine, 1798. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA.
V.17, p135
Roswell Knowlton, Belchertown, 1 dwelling, 45 acres, valuation $250 and a second 45 acres valued at $250.

Knowlton, Roswell (I2403)
1905 Tennessee. Tennessee State Library and Archives. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002. Source (S193)
1906 Text: A Study of Spencers compiled by Karen Spencer 1981

REF: The Descendents of Henry G. Spencer George Spencer

Son of Thomas of Eton Socon, Bedfordshire, married a lady by the name of SMYTH, of Bedford. Her first name is not known. Their children were: Robert, John, Henry and Thomas. In reserches made by Mr. Holding he finds that Robert Spencer of St. Albans was the ancestor of John Spencer of Kempton and Edworth. ***Other data shows that Robert married Anne Peake, that must be proven, but in this file she will remain as his wife and mother of their children***** 
Spencer, Robert (I2562)
1907 Text: A Study of Spencers compiled by Karen Spencer 1981

REF: The Descendents of Henry G. Spencer George Spencer
Spencer, John (I2558)
1908 Text: A Study of Spencers compiled by Karen Spencer 1981
He married second Jane Graunt who d. 1498, mother of Thomas of Hodnell. His father was John Spencer of Wormleighton married a daughter of Warsted. Son William became ancestor of Pres. F.D. Roosevelt, Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill, Lady Diana Spencer, princess of Wales, and her sons Prince William and Prince Harry.

REF: The Descendents of Henry G. Spencer George Spencer

Reverend John Holding, Vicar of Stotfold, Bedfordshire, England, made an extensive search of old records and other historical data relating to the Spencers who migrated to America in 1632 from Bedfordshire, England. Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire are adjoining territory.(counties). Eton Socon lies near Badby, the home of Henry Spencer, and Mr. Holding suggests that Thomas Spencer, the second son of Henry Spencer, was the Thomas Spencer who resided at Eton Socon in1433. The first official notice of the Spencer family in Bedfordshire, England, occurs in an official document issued by certain commissioners appointed by King Henry IV in the year 1433 as the result of an equiry that had been made by authority of Parlaiment. We are told that the Commons in the Parlaiment of 1433, thee having been complaints that the country swarmed with robbers, and oppressors of the people, and various evil doers, it was enacted that certain commissioners in every county should have power to summon them all persons of quality, and to administer to them an oath for better keeping of the peace and observing the King's laws, both as to themselves and their retainers. (See Blayde's Visitation of Bedfordshire, pg ix) The list of persons of quality thus summoned includes the names of Thomas Spencer and Johannes Spencer. In the Pamphlet compiled by the Rev. John Holding, M.A., he says: "Our search must commence then with the first recorded fact of 1433, and from this as a starting point our investigation must proceed. The Hearld's Visitation Book of 1566 was made more than a century afterwards, and the pedigrees that given embrace some of 3 or 4 generations at last before a family could claim to rank among the gentry." From an old manuscript in the British Museum, called Phillip's MS. (No 10376) Mr Holding found material which states that Thomas Spencer of Eton Socon left 3 sons: John, Robert and Thomas. The social status of Thomas Spencer of Eton Socon is not shown in any of the Herald's Visitations, although it is stated that he was a man of some standing in the county in 1433. Mr Holding says: "One thing is certain, the Bedfordshire Spencers were allied to those of Northamptonshire, but where the point of junction lies it is impossible for us to say., as we have no material at our disposal to enable us to decide. they must have satisfied the Hearlds in their visitations in 1566, 1634 and 1666, that they were the same family, otherwise they would not have been allowed to bear the same coat of arms and crest, as they did, with only one slight difference, that whereas on the bend sable of the Northampton arms, there are threee scallops (shells) on the Bedfordshire shield, there are three fleurs-di-lis. The crest is exactly the same a griffin's head between two wings expanded, emerging out of a mural crown."
Spencer, Thomas (I2566)
1909 Text: Spencer Genealogy by Harold L. Spencer
The Great Migration Begins 3 Vols. by Robert Charles Anderson
Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines by Mary Walton Ferris
Text: The Great Migration Begins 3 Vols. by Robert Charles Anderson
Text: 1644 - 1750 Probate Records by Manwaring, Early Records of Hartford, CT
CD by Heritage Books 
Spencer, Thomas (I2537)
1910 Text: The American Genealogist 1951
He is the only Spencer brother for whom there is lacking a complete account.
Administration of his estate was granted 29 Nov 1653 to Gerard Spencer, who was then also living in Lynn and Gerard was called his brother when he brought in the inventory. It is possible that Isabel was not the first wife of Michael. His will was proved 29 November 1653. 
Spencer, Michael (I2541)
1911 Text: The American Genealogist 1951
The Great Migration Begins 3 Vols. by Robert Charles Anderson
Text: The Great Migration Begins 3 Vols. by Robert Charles Anderson
Text: The American Genealogist Vol. 63
He married Agnes Harris by abt. 1633, baptized Barnstaple, Devonshire, Eng, 6 April 1604, daughter of Bartholomew and Elizabeth (Collamore) Harris. She married 2nd Hartford, CT 11 Dec 1645 to William Edwards. Noncupative will dated both March 4th and May 4th 1640. 
Spencer, William (I2531)
1912 Text: The American Genealogist Vol. 27
Text: The American Genealogist 1951

REF: The Descendents of Henry G. Spencer George Spencer

The division of Michael's children between the two wives is somewhat different from what might be inferred from the rev. Mr. Holdings's book, because of the discovery of the burial of the first wife, Agnes ,early in 1562. The name of the mother is not stated in the Edworth baptisms, but Elizabeth is stated as mother of two children, Gerard and Richard, who were baptized at Stotfold. We therefore assume that Elizabeth was mother of the other children who were born after 1562 and before the birth of Gerard in 1576, though it remains possible that there was a seond, unknow, wife between Agnes and Elizabeth. The removal of the family from Edworth to Stotfold occured between 1571 and 1576. The above notes taken from: The American Genealogist, Whole Nr.105, Vol 27, Nr. 1, Jan. 1951 ***Additional Notes from Rev. John Holding*********** Michael was the oldest son of John and Anne Spencer. Mr Holding says of him: "We find Anne Spencer in her Will,conveying her interest in the lease to Michael, her eldest son, who must have remained there as long as the lease was in force, and then, if not further confirmed or continued in the tenancy, he must have removed elsewhere. The later event took place, for we find him in Stotfold in 1576, where first evidence of his appearance there is the record in the register of this parish of the baptism of Gerard Spencer, son of Michael and Elizabeth Spencer, May 20, 1576." There is an entry in the church record that on November 5th, 1597, among those present at a church meeting, was Michael Spencer. (Stotfold is situtated but a few miles from Edworth.) The first wife of Michael Spencer was Anne Lorimer. They were married January 22nd, 1555. His second wife Elizabeth (Last name not known) Mr. Holding, on page 33, says: "While Richard and Thomas were flourishing in London, Michael and his sons who remained at Stotfold, seem to have been less prosperous, for we find Michale filing a bill in chancery in 1581, and we find Gerard Spencer, his son, and his wife Alice, leasing their land in Stotfold to Thomas, his brother in London, in 1615, and then the next year they conveyed these lands to Thomas. This decadence in this branch of the family, no doubt was one great reason for William Spencer, and his brothers, Thomas, Michael and Gerard migrating to New England in 1632." Mr Holding is of the opinion that the name "Micael" was given for the reason that his parents lived in St.Albans, which is in St. Michael's parish. ***The beginning notes are from Flora Clark's manuscript, "Genealogy of the Four Spencer Brothers."

Title: The Four Spencer Brothers Their Ancestors and Descendants
Author: Jacobus, Donald Lines
Date: 1951
Text: p. 81 
Spencer, Michael (I2548)
1913 Text: The American Genealogist Vol. 27
Text: The American Genealogist 1951
His will was proved 21 April 1561 Edworth, co. Bedford, England.

REF: The Descendents of Henry G. Spencer George Spencer

John was called "senior" at burial. The recorder in entering the burial of Ann Spencer, widow, paid her respect by the following tribute: "the good hospitallity keeper; and she did give to the township of Edworth ii of her best beasts, to be let to the pore folks in the town for iii s. a cow and the parson and church warden to have the letting of them and the distributing of the money to the poor and to see the stock maintained each of them to have iiii d. of the vi s. for their pains to see this truly done according to her last will." Her will dated 13 June 1560, proved 21 April 1561, calls her Widow, in Edworth, Bedfordshire and names her Gerard (age 17); son Michael, to have the chest that was his brothers John's; John Spencer, so Michaels child, to have 20 Marks, Elizabeth Lymer, to have 4 Marks at marriage; Alice Aystin, to have a callf; servants; for the mending of "London Brygge Waye" 10s.; brother Edward's children, to have the 1 Mark that he borrowed of her; Nicholas Merrll and John Meryll his brother, to have the barley their father gave her sons; and the poor of Edworth, to have the gift already mentined. Michael Spencer was a witness. From this will we gain the impression that our Spencer family at the period was of the yeoman class, and somewhat better off than the average village family of the time and place. Whether they wer in origin a younger branch of an older gentry family, or a more humble clan which by industry and good fortune had improved its lot, we are not in a position to affirm. It would be necessary to prove the parentage and more remote ancestry of John Spencer, Sr, by documentary evidence, before claiming any specific connection with any other Spencer family in England. From the terms of the will, it would seem that Anne's brother was Edward Merryll or Merrill and that this was her maiden name. A search of Merrill wills might confirm this conjecture. The above was taken from: The American Genealogist, Whole Nr. 105, Vol 27, Nr. 1, Jan. 1951 ***Additional notes**** According to Mr. Holding, John was a son of John Spencer of South Mylls. From an extensive search of records in Bedfordshire Mr Holding ascertained to his satisfaction that John Spencer, the 18th in descent from Robert the steward of King William, was the John Spencer who resided at St.Albans, England in the 1553, and who later moved to Kempton and Edworth, Bedfordshire, and is the ancestor of the Massachusetts and Connecticutt Spencers. In the year 1553 a Royal charter was given to the town of St. Albans by Edward VI. One of the chief burgesses or alderman was John Spencer. Shortly afterwards he moved to Edworth, where he died a few years later, in 1558, and where his family resided. He was buried at Edworth. In the parish register is this entry: John Spencer, Senior Buried June 9,1558 Anne Spencer died June 16, 1560. She left a will bequeathing her property to her children, and to certain public charities. The Will is set forth at length in the brochure of the Rev. John Holding. He says: "There is every indication that previous to his advent at Edworth. John resided at St.Albans, where he was held in such high esteem as to be chosen one of the first chief burgesses of that town, and as such is named in the Royal charter granted to that town by King Edward VI in 1533." From research made by Mr. Holding it appears that John Spencer occupied a farm of about 600 acres at Edworth, as lessee of Robert Parry of Ellington, who was then lord of the Manor. Writing of the Will of Anne Spencer, Mr Holding says: "It is interesting as showing the position in life she occupied, and her kindly, thought nature. The ennumeration of stock and chattels, and her bequests certainly show that the family was at least that of a prosperous gentleman." "She nowhere makes mention of land or tenements belonging to her. There is only the lease of the farm which evidently refers to the ones of which she was then the tenent, and which is handed on to her oldest son Michael." Regarding the Edworth farm Mr Holding says: "Edworth is a parish on the borders of Hertfordshire, and is situatied half way between Baldock and Biggleswade. There have always been two large farms in Edworth, comprising really the whole land in the parish, with the exception of about 8 acres glebeland attached to the rectory, giving a totla of about 1122 acres." "So that the Spencer farm would cover about 600 acres in extent, a large farm even at that present time, and gave employment to half the laboring poor of the place. The Hall, where the Spencers resided, is still standing, although much modernized. It is now occupied a gentleman named 'Smyth'." In 1923, H.R. Spencer, author of the Spencers of East Haddam, visited Edworth. The old church is still standing, in the same shape as when John and Anne Spencer worshipped there. The old Baptismal font is still in use-the same font at which the Spencer children were christened. The church register is still in a good state of preservation, and dates back several hundred years prior to the time when John and Anne Spencer resided there. Original entries show the dates of christening the Spencer children, and the date of the death of both John and Anne Spencer. There is nothing in the churchyard to indicated at what precise spot John and his wife are buried. On the interior wall of the church H.R. Spencer placed a brass tablet containing the words: In Memoriam John and Anne Spencer 1558-1560

Title: The Four Spencer Brothers Their Ancestors and Descendants
Author: Jacobus, Donald Lines
Date: 1951
Text: p. 80 
Spencer, John (I2552)
1914 The ancient records of the town of Ipswich
Ancestry.com. The ancient records of the town of Ipswich. [database on-line]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: The ancient records of the town of Ipswich. : from 1634 to 1650. Ipswich, Mass.: G.A. Schofield, 1992.
Image 94: 1641
"The names of such as are Comoners in Ipswich, viz: that have right to Commonage there: the last day of the last month 1641
Willm. Knolton"
p104-5: "Octob. 1643."
"Mr. Browne his note of such as have forfeited, for not returning their Powder, according to an order of the Towne. ... Wm. Knolton 1 lb"

Knowlton, William (I2617)
1915 The cemetery is adjacent to the St. Lucas United Church of Christ Church, 11735 Denny Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63126. It is formerly known as the Park Hill Cemetery. Stahlhuth, Heinrich Ernst Gottlieb (I196)
1916 The Essex Genealogist
Vol. 1 (1981), p75
20 May 1680 trial of Mrs. Elizabeth Morse for witchcraft with testimony by:
"Thomas Knowlton charged her with making a death statement against the Ordway child."
The Essex Genealogist. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.)

Knowlton, Thomas (I2581)
1917 The Knowlton DNA group website (https://www.familytreedna.com/groups/knowlton-surname/about/background) shows that the descendants of the two sons of William, John and William, are not related, based on Y-DNA analysis of the two lines. John's descendants are in the Haplogroup R1b and William's descendants are in the Haplogroup T. Most likely somewhere in John's descendant line an interruption occurred.

Knowlton, Robert (I2630)
1918 The marriage record says Elizabeth is of Iver, a nearby village to Uxbridge. Hatten, Elizabeth (I6592)
1919 The Mayflower Planters Cape Cod Series Vol. I.

Library of Cape Cod History & Genealogy # 37&63.

The Mayflower Passengers

Her husbands Will. 
Fisher, Elizabeth (I2661)
1920 The pedigree indicates that the Rainsfords of Brixton, and General Charles Hanbury Rainsford of Henlow, Beds., descend from him. He married Rachel, 6th dau. of William Whalley of Norton by Gaulby, Leic. Rainsford, John (I1975)
1921 The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine XXIV #4, "Hans George Hertzel, Pioneer of Northampton County and his Family", p. 151

Note: Anna Sinter was, for many years, the midwife of Reihen. 
Sinter, Anna (I3379)
1922 The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, "Hans Georg Hertzel, Pioneer of Northampton County and His Family", p. 151.
Note: Arrived 21 September 1732 in Philadelphia, PA on the Pink Plaisance. 
Hirzel, Hans Heinrich (I3380)
1923 The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, "Hans George Hertzel, Pioneer of Northampton County and his Family", p. 151

Ulrick Hertsell, Skipach listed as passenger on Ship William and Mary arrived 18 Sept 1727 in Philadelphia from Rotterdam. Travelled with Johanes Leib and Hans Jerg Herzels.

"Skipach" indicates a prior residence in the province - he probably arrived prior to 1727. It appears that he returned to Europe, probably to find a wife, and was now returning with her: the list shows their were
only two persons in his party. No marriage record has been found in Reihen.

Ulrich Herzel has vital records (children) recorded in New Goshenhoppen Reformed Congregation, Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania.

Will - Philadelphia Will Book P, 7, #49:1771; see also Philadelphia Orphans Court Book 10, 120, 165.
Hiertzel, Hans Ulrich (I3389)
1924 The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, "Hans George Hertzel, Pioneer of Northampton County and his Family", Vol 24, p 151 Sinter, Hans (I3390)
1925 The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Vol 24, p 151
The identification of the Hirtzel families in Reihen was undertaken in 1961 for Mr. Charles H. Price, Jr. of Telford, PA. The registers of the Reihen Evangelical Church in the State Archives at Karlsruhe were searched for him by Pastor Henry Schuchman. His findings were then collated and arranged in family groups by Dr. Fritz Braun of Kaiserlautern for Mr. Price. Mr. Price's interest is with the Hertzel family who were founding members of the Christ Reformed (Indian Creek) Church in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA.

Reihen, a village due north of Eppingen in the Upper Paltinate, some twenty miles down the Elsenz, the little tributary of the Neckar which flowed through both that town and the village of Reihen.

The Hirtzel family had lived in Reihen since about 1652, when Hans Heinrich Hirtzel and his wife Maria Steiner moved there from the parish of Pfafficon, Canton Zurich, Switzerland.

Sponsor at Baptism was Clemens Hirtzel, pastor of the congregations at Reihen, Steinsfurt, Kirchardt, and Stebbach.

Clemens Hirtzel is described as Venningenscher Untertan und des Gerichts in Reihen, Venningenscher Verwalter, a subject of the Venningen family as their administrator or bailiff. The von Venningen family had jurisdiction over a part of the village of Reihen, the Electorate Palatinate over the rest.
Hirzel, Clemens (I3378)
1926 The Pioneers Of Massachusetts Pub. Lib. 929.3744

The Mayflower Passengers

The Mayflower Planters Cape Cod Series Vo. I & II. by Leon Clark Hill

Signers of The Mayflower Compact page 38.

National Genealogical Society Quarterly vol.5,#1.

She is named in her husbands Will written Nov.14,1676, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massashusetts

Plymouth Colony Marriages To 1650 Pueblo public library

Adventures Of Purse And Person -Virginia 1607-1625 Pueblo library 975.

Author: John D. Austin
Publication: General Society of Mayflower Descendants
Source for birth

Author: Robert Charles Anderson
Publication: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

REF: Genealogy of Hugh and Marian (Yancey) Zorger Hugh A. Zorger

BIRTH: "Mayflower Descendants and Their Marriages" by J.T. Landers; mentioned in father's will; General Society of Mayflower Descendants. "Mayflower Families in Progress" Plymouth: General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

MARRIAGE: "New England Marriages" as noted above p.692.; General Society of Mayflower Descendants, "MFIP", Plymouth. Stratton, Eugene Aubrey,FASG. "Plymouth Colony Its History and People 1620-1692, Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1986. "Mayflower Descendants and Their Marriages", J.T.Landers.

DEATH: "Saints and Strangers", George F. Wilson(New York 1945); "New England Marriages" as noted above p.692; "Mayflower Descendants and Their Marriages" as above.

Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol 6, John D Austin FASG, Published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1992.

Sailed to New World as a Pilgrim on the Mayflower 
Hopkins, Constance (I2750)
1927 The Records of Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church, Wilmington, Del., from 1697 to 1773; Historical Society of Delaware, 1890; p 712. Google Books, accessed 3 Oct 2016
Dec 6 1759
Ezekiel Currey and Elizabeth Brownlees 
Currey, Ezekiel (I6274)
1928 The ship "Samuel of London", Captain: Hugh Percy, sailed from Rotterdam by way of Cowes and arrived in Philadelphia on August 11, 1732. On board were about 279 German immigrants, including Martin Weigel, age 24 (a Carpenter from Helmstadt, Baden, Germany), his wife Anna Dorothea (Friedlin) Weigel, age 20, and their son Johann Sebastian Weigel, age 1 and a half. They settled in Lancaster and York County, Pennsylvania.

REF: Gary Weigel

Early Families in York County, PA by the Historical Society of York County, PA
The Weigel Family
This information was originally compiled by Harold W. Weigel, retired German History professor from Shippensburg University. Other spellings of Weigel include Wagel, Weichel, Weigal, Weikle, Wiygul, and Weigle.
Johann Martin Weigel was born in the village of Saalbach in Brandenburg, Germany November 11, 1703, son of Valtin Weigel. In 1724, he went to Worintz near the ancient city of Rothenburg where he learned the carpenter?s trade. In 1729, he married Anna Dorothea, daughter of Nicholas Triddel.

Johann Martin and Anna Dorothea embarked for America in June 1732 on the English ship Samuel. 277 other German emigrants were on board. Leaving Rotterdam, the ship proceeded to Cowes on the south coast of England, and then on to America. They landed at Philadelphia on August 11, 1732.

It is believed that they went directly to York county. It is certain that they lived west of the river (?) in 1736. Johann Martin is mentioned as one of the intended victims of the "Chester County Plot" where some of Lord Baltimore's sympathizers wished to drive the Germans out of the Kreutz Creek settlement. About 1738, they built what may have been the second mill west of the Susquehanna River on the Little Conewago Creek near the present road from York to Dover (Route 74). They had first tried to build it on the Codorus Creek, but found that stream too large for his pioneer venture. The mill is still located in the village of Shiloh at the border to the village of Weigelstown.

Johann Martin Weigel died January 31, 1759 leaving his wife and eight of his eleven children as survivors. He was burried in the Lutheran church yard at York, PA. His surviving children were: Sebastian (1730-1807), John Martin(1735-1822), Johann Jacob(1739-1804), Johann Leonard(1743-1825), Peter(1744-?), Henry(1747-1812?), Maria Juliana(1733-?), and Maria Elizabeth(1738-?).

Alternate spelling is Johannes Martin Veigle and Anna Dorothy Triddell

REF: Christina Finlayson

Birth information and father's name from Record of Death, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Death information from Record of Death, Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church and from last will and testament.

Will lists children as Bastian, Martin, Jacob, Leonard, Peter, Henry, Juliana, and Elizabeth.

Came to America 11 Aug 1732 on ship "Samuel" with his wife. Sebastian not on ship. Ship left Rotterdam.

Note: York County created from Lancaster County in 1749.

REF: Ancestry.com B Showalter Family Tree BarbaraB1947
John & Dorothy Weigle who had emigrated from Saalbach, Brandenburg, Germany to Pennsylvania in 1730, just after their marriage. They were members of the Lutheran Faith. John Martin Weigel's father was named Valentine Weigel, who lived in the 1600's. Another Valentine Weigel, who lived about 100 years earlier was among the early Protestant reformers in Germany. The author of the book "THE WEIGEL FAMILY" writes: "The name Weigel-Weigl-Weigele goes back to the 12th century, when people adopted family names... At one time the Weigels were one family. It is likely the spelling of the name was not changed until the family separated, and branches of it settled in different parts of the country (of Germany). There are the Bavarian Weigls, Saxon Weigels, and further north, along the Baltic Sea, the name appeared Weigele. The Bavarian and Saxon Weigels preoccupied themselves mostly with matters of religion and in printing and publishing books... The Bavarian Weigls remained Catholics, but some of the Saxon Weigels became followers of Luther. A certain Saxon by the name of Valentin Weigel, frequently referred to as "Der Grosse (Great) Herder," became a follower of Luther and was an Evangelical pastor for a while. Becoming dissatisfied with Luther's preaching, he started a sect of mystics, which he called the "Weigelaner." Born at Naundorf near Grossenhain in 1533 (father: Michael Weigel), he studied at Leipzig and Wittenburg and from 1567 to his death was a preacher at Zschopan, near Chemnitz. He emphasized the necessity of internal unction (an anointing of Spirit; see 1 John 2:20) and illumination. He taught...that knowledge does not come from without, but from the Spirit operating upon our spirit within. In cosmology, Valentin Weigel stands near Paracelsus...(After his death), his writings were published from 1604 and 1618 in various places, and Weigelanism became widely spread. His opponents represented him (falsely) as a dangerous revolutionary who aimed at the overthrow of all political and social order." 
Weigel, Johann Martin (I1700)
1929 The Souza, Sherman, Huntsman, and Eaton Families by Darlene Jacoby, iagenweb.org, Lyon County, accessed 15 Nov 2016.
"My great grandmother, Julia Ann Amelia Souza was born Nov. 16, 1828, in Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania. When a child she became a member of the German Lutheran church and has lived a devoted Christian life from that time. She was married to Peter Sherman March 1, 1849. To them were born nine children, seven of which are living. They moved to Illinois in 1866 and to northwest Iowa in 1888. United with the Presbyterian church of this place where she was a member at the time of her death. Her husband passed on before on March 23, 1893. On March 18, 1911, at Morristown, South Dakota., she peacefully passed out of this life to join the loved ones gone before." 
Sousa, Julia Ann Amelia (I2166)
1930 The Third Presbyterian Church of Rosemary Street, Belfast, Ireland had been established about 1722. Unfortunately, it was destroyed in 1941 by Nazi Germany during the Belfast Blitz. The Masonic Hall sits on the site today. Corry, Samuel (I6338)
1931 Their last child was born abt Sept of 1797, about 4 months after Joshua died, and then died in June 1798, aged about 10 months. She would have been conceived about Jan 1797, or 2 months before Joshua wrote his will on March 18, 1797.
Not sure if this child was a girl or a boy. 
Whitney, Unknown (I6149)
1932 There is a John Cowert, son of William Cowert, that was baptized on Aug 10, 1698 in St. Chad, Poulton le Fylde Cowart, John (I5978)
1933 There is a Thomas Lawson baptized in St. Chad, Poulton le Fylde to father John Lawson on Apr 16, 1727 Lawson, Thomas (I5962)
1934 There was a John McGrew in Christian County, Kentucky in 18??

There was a John McGraw in Fayette County, Illinois in 1847 
McGrew, Kezia (I717)
1935 These folks moved to California after their 3 kids moved out to Oakland, California. - Mervel
Kemper, Matilda (I179)
1936 They setttled five miles south of Wellsburg, Brooke Co., WV about 1800 Clendenin, Samuel (I3100)
1937 This is a mess ... Family Search is full of conficting data!!

REF: Raven Genealogy and Family History Alice Raven
see this family tree for more ancestors

1 Title: FamilySearch? Ancestral FileTM, Url:
Abbrev: LDS FamSearch AF web
Publication: 1999

3 Title: Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers of New England,
Volume: Vol. 2
Abbrev: Genealogical Dictionary, vol. 2
Author: Savage, James
Publication: Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1965
Page: p 498 (GL 278) (1663)

4 Title: FamilySearch? Ancestral FileTM, Url:
Abbrev: LDS FamSearch AF web
Publication: 1999
Page: (Mar 1663)

5 Title: One Branch Of The Booth Family Showing The Lines Of Connection
WithOne Hundred Massachusetts Bay Colonists
Abbrev: One Branch of the Booth Family
Author: Booth, Charles Edwin
Publication: privately printed, New York, 1910
Name: GenealogyLibrary.com
Page: p 233 (shortly before 1 May 1663)

6 Title: Genealogical Notes: Contributions to the family history of some
of the fist settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts
Abbrev: Genealogical Notes
Author: Goodwin, Nathaniel
Publication: F.A. Brown, Hartford, CT, 1856
Name: GenealogyLibrary.com
Page: p 201

7 Title: Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers of New England,
Volume: Vol. 2
Abbrev: Genealogical Dictionary, vol. 2
Author: Savage, James
Publication: Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1965
Page: p 498 (GL 278)

8 Title: One Branch Of The Booth Family Showing The Lines Of Connection
WithOne Hundred Massachusetts Bay Colonists
Abbrev: One Branch of the Booth Family
Author: Booth, Charles Edwin
Publication: privately printed, New York, 1910
Name: GenealogyLibrary.com
Page: p 233

9 Title: Bullard and Allied Families
Abbrev: Bullard and Allied Families
Page: p 266

Hartford County Court and Probate Records, Book 3, page 6. Court July 9, 1663. The Inventory of Thomas Hungerford, of New London, was exhibited into Court, and Isaac Willey and Peter Blachford are appointed by this Court to husband the state, and pay debts that appear to be due from the state, and take care of the children, until the Court see cause to come to a distribution of the state. [:ITAL] 6

Residence: 1639 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
He was not an original proprietor (Savage), but was a "proprietor by courtesie of the towne" (Booth)
7 8
Residence: 1650 New London, New London, Connecticut 7 8
Occupation: constable 1652 New London, New London, Connecticut 7 8

Probate: 10 MAY 1664 Hartford County, Connecticut
Hartford County Court and Probate Records, page 15. Court, May 10, 1664. This Court accepts the account of the payment of debts to the creditors of Thomas Hungerford, and do
order that the estate be thus divied: To the relict the whole estate, she paying these portions, viz., To Thomas Hungerford, 7 pounds: to Sarah Hungerford, 4
pounds, and to Hannah Hungerford, 4 pounds,--the son to be paid at 21, and the daughters at 18. [:ITAL] 6

Title: "A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut."
Author: R. R. Hinman
Publication: Hartford, CT, 1846
Note: "A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut; with the Time of their Arrival in the Colony, and their standing in society, together with their place of residence, as far as can be discovered by the records."
Media: Book
From "A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut.":
Hungerford, or foot, Thomas--on the record is spelt Hungerfoot until October, 1664, after which it is spelt Hungerford--the last is the name in England. He held land in Hartford before 1639. He died in '62, and left children, Thomas aged 15, Sarah 9, and Hannah 4 years old. He moved down the river, probably to Haddam or New London. Ancestor of William Hungerford, Esq. of Hartford.

REF: huber/page family at Rootsweb.com Brent Huber
From Caulkins History of New London, CT, page 281, "ThomasHungerford died in New London 1663." (His will is found in Printed Digest, Vol. 1, page 211, by Manwaring. Three children are mentioned in his will and estate, May 1, 1663. Thomas, aged about fifteen, Sarah, aged nine, Hannah, aged four. The relict of Thomas Hungerford married Samuel Spencer of East Haddam; one of the daughters married Lewis Hughs of Lyme, CT on the road leading from New London to the Nahantick bar (Rope Ferry). Nearly in the parallel of Bruen's Neck is a large single rock of granite that in former times has been popularly known as Hungerford's Fort. It is also mentioned on the proprietary records in describing the pathway to Bruen's Neck as the "greatrock called Hungerford's Fort".)

REF: Lutes-Palmer-Dunning-Ward at Rootsweb.com Linda Amundson
Thomas Hungerford, immigrant ancestor was born in England and came to this country as a mariner when he was a young man. In 1639 he owned a triangular piece of land with a house at Hartford, Conn. He moved to Pequot, now New London, and shortly afterwards cleared the land on which the fort now stands. He had 2 children by his first wife and remarried in 1650 producing 1 child from that marriage.

A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut. Hartford, CT: - , 1846.
Text: Savage, James. A Genalogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, -Vol. I-IV (4). Boston, 1860-1862.Volume 2
page 498

REF: Dunham - Wilcox - Trott - Kirk website: http://dunhamwilcox.net/source_files/hungerford.htm

Thomas Hungerford 1, son of Anthony Hungerford and Lucy Unknown (Hungerford), was born about 1602 in Bremhill, Wiltshire, Eng 1 and died in Apr 1663 in New London, New London Co., CT 1 2.

1. Emigrant Ancestor; Bef 1639; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.
2. Lawsuit; Sep 1644; Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 3. Math: Beckwith & Tho: Hungerford pl agt Will Edwards deft in an act of slaunder. In the act of math: Beckwith & Tho: Hungerford pl agt Will Edwards deft the Jury find for the pl damages 20s & Costs of Court.
3. Fine; 24 Mar 1653/54; New London, New London Co., CT 4. Thomas Hungerfoote for being Drunk Contrary to Law is fined accordingly 10ss
4. Lawsuit; 13 Jun 1655; New London, New London Co., CT 5. Tho: Hungerfoott plt Contra Tho: Rowell defendt in an Action of debt with the dammage to the valve of 37s 10d. In the Action betweene Tho: Hungerfoott plt and Tho: Rowell defendt the Courte adjudges the defendt to pay vnto ye plt det dammage thirty shillings and Costs of Courte.
5. Lands Recorded; 13 Jun 1655; New London, New London Co., CT 6. As the result of a petition to the court, "It is allso futher ordered with the good liking and to the full Satissfaction of Thomas Hungerfoot that the Towne of Pequott [New London] shall lay out and Record to the said Thomas Hungerfoot 40 acres of land in the neck of land to the Northward of John Prentice his land and Robert Hempsteed his land which doth fully answer all his demaunds against the said Towne of Pequott to this day."
6. Probate; 1 May 1663; New London, New London Co., CT 7. Name: Thomas Hungerford Location: New London Invt. ?100-05-06. Taken 1st May, 1663, by Obadiah Breuen, Samuel Smith, Robert Royse. The children: Thomas, age 15 years, Sarah 9, Hannah 4 years. Court Record, Page 6--9 July, 1663: Invt. Exhibited. Isaac Willey and Peter Blatchford to care for the estate. Page 15--10 May, 1664: Order to Dist. the whole of the estate to the Relict, she to pay to Thomas Hungerford ?7; to Sarah ?4, to Hannah ?4, at (Legal) age.

Thomas married Unknown Unknown (Hungerford).
Children from this marriage were:
2 M i. Thomas Hungerford 1 7 8 was born about 1648 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT 1 7 8 and died on 11 Jan 1713/14 in East Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT 1.
3 F ii. Sarah Hungerford 7 8 was born about 1654 7 8.

1. Enfield-Bryant Genealogy, (http://www.gendex.com/users/Enf_Bry/Enf_Bry/index.html (9 Sept 1998)).

2. Woldf, Grace Shaw, New London Vital Statistics from the Collated Copy from the Original Records, Vol 1, (S.l.: s. n., c1900?), rebound copy in custody of the Memphis Public Library, Memphis, TN, . Transcribed by Susan G. Taylor , online as part of the USGenWeb New London, CT, project , [1 Aug 2000]. Miss Caulkins' Necrology of New London.

3. Records of The Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663, (Hartford, 1928). p 29.

4. ibid. p 130.

5. ibid. p 147.

6. ibid. p 149.

7. Charles W. Manwaring, Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), (Hartford, 1902). Vol 1, p 211.

8. Nathaniel Goodwin, Genealogical Notes of Connecticut and Massachusetts, (Hartford. 1856.) p 201.

9. Ancestors of Jeffrey Paul Fuller

10. Charles W. Manwaring, Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), (Hartford, 1902). Vol 1, p 2.
Hungerford, Thomas (I2429)
1938 This is probably son of Christopher Stephenson
Stephenson, Thomas (I5879)
1939 Thomas is "of Thorpe Mandeville," England. Kirton, Thomas (I2251)
1940 Thomas was a knight and of Purshell. Purshell, Sir Thomas (I2276)
1941 Three children
James M. Hendricks
Thomas F. Hendricks
Milton Cicero Hendricks 
Ross, Sarah (I2066)
1942 Three of Clara's younger children (boys) from her marriage to Henry Kemper died during the cholera epidemic in 1840s as well as Henry.
Clara may be of Indian heritage - Aunt Pearl per Mervel
This family folklore persisted until I was able to gather the source data showing that Clara was born in Germany. What probably started this rumor is the picture of Clara where she "looks" Indian. In my research I found that some of the women from Buer, Germany have similar facial shapes (thin, high cheekbones).

REF: 1850 St. Charles City, MO Census
22 17 27 Kemper Elizabeth 20 F . . . MO

REF: Marriage Records of St. Louis and St. Louis Co., 1806 - 1965, Volume 02 / Page 158
Franz Henry Kemper married Clara Mary Kohlmann on May 25, 1839

REF: Glenn Feb 13, 2001
May have found something for you here it is:
all their children were baptized at Saint Paul Ev. Lutheran Church
New Melle, Missouri
I will get a complete listing of the children to you, this will help in establishing their birth and christening dates.
Also I found:
married MAY 11, 1853
by a Ev. Lutheran Minister named CLAUS.

I will get you all this information, I was in a hurry today and only wrote down the names and dates.
The family folklore may have it's tale some what straight, the Kemper family could have suffered their losses during a cholera epidemic but it wasn't in the early 1840's. The time doesn't fit I strongly believe it was the epidemic of the early 50's.

If this is your ancestors dismiss the American Indian theory on Miss Clara, I have KUHLMANN in my line also and they were pure Prussian(German). I am positive that the marriage that took place in 1853 is that of your FREDERICK WILLIAM and CLARA M. KEMPER, I am sure you know WILHELM is German for William and Maria is correct for Mary. Like most Germans they had several first names and they picked the one they liked. For example Clara, she might have been baptized CAROLINE CLARA MARIA, the three names more than likely came from the godmother and her name was CAROLINE CLARA was her given name and MARIA was her baptismal name. It was not unusual for all the females in the family to bear the name MARY(Maria). And KAMPER/KEMPER the Minister wrote it as he thought it sounded to him. I have a surname in my Ancestry of HEI, I have found it Hay, Hey, Ahe.
Also don't be surprised and I hope you are that the probate record of 1843 maybe that of Henry Kemper's father. Clara would have been in her 30's when she married FREDERICK BREDENKAMP, I figured her first marriage took place about 1841-42 she was about 18 maybe 20 so her birth was in the 1820's. I am positive she was not widowed long not with small children. At the time of our Ancestors there was a saying "A husband or wife would walk in church behind their spouse's casket and walk out with a dozen proposals or engaged to be married." One of my Ancestors was widowed in January 1850 and in Aug. 1850 he was married to a woman who was widowed in July of 1850.

Hope I gave you more help and I will get and copy the baptismal records and marriage record for you.
Take care and hope to see you on the screen soon.

REF: Glenn Feb 14, 2001


FREDERICK WILLIAM born: 5, MAY 1840 baptized: 15,May 1840
GERHARD FREDERICK born: 28, Jan. 1843 baptized: 28, Jan.1843
DAVID VICTOR born: 15, April 1845 baptized: 28, April 1845
CATHERINE LOUISE born: 15, April 1845 baptized: 28, April 1845
CATHERINE MARIE born: 31, October 1847 baptized: 31, Oct. 1847
FREDERICK WILLIAM born: 4, February 1850 baptized: 1, April 1850

married: 11, March 1853

FREDERICK WILLIAM born: 28, May 1856 baptized:28, May 1856
MARIA CAROLINE born: 9, January 1859 baptized: 9, January 1859

All the above came from the records of Saint Paul Ev. Lutheran Church New Melle, Mo.
Found a few other dates that maybe the death dates of some of the children.
FREDERICK WILLIAM KEMPER died: 4, April 1862 no age was given or date of birth.
CATHERINE LOUISE KEMPER died: 30, April 1876 ************************************
In one record the surname of BREDENKAMP is written BREITENKAMP
Hope this bit of inf. helps.

REF: Census
1850 Federal Census for District 78, St. Charles County, Missouri lists her as Caroline M. Kemper, age 32
1860 Federal Census for St. Charles County, Missouri (page 61) Lists her as Mary Bradencamp, age 43, and born in Norway

REF: History of St. Louis County, Missouri by William L. Thomas 1911 two volumes
Kuhleman, Henry ...............[Thomas 1]............ 167
Kuhlmann, Emma ................[Thomas 2]............ 365
Kuhlmann, F. W. ...............[Thomas 1]........ 214,243
Kuhlmann, Joseph ..............[Thomas 1]............ 123

REF: IGI at FamilySearch.org
Birth: 17 MAY 1818
Christening: 24 MAY 1818 Evangelisch, Gehlenbeck, Westfalen, Preussen

Birth: 27 MAR 1815 Buer, Westfalen, Preussen

REF: Early (pre 1900) St. Louis Places of Worship by David A. Lossos, (December 2, 2002)
Trinity German Evangelical Lutheran Church
Bishop Martin Stephan and 700 Lutherans arrived via steamboats in 1839. Stephan was expelled, and Otto Hermann Walther was the pastor of the congregation that worshiped in Christ Episcopal Church and which later became Trinity Church, the first German Lutheran church in St. Louis. His brother, Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther, succeeded him upon his death, and for 48 years was the dominant figure in the Lutheran movement. In 1842 they occupied a chapel on Lombard between 3rd and 4th. They relocated at 8th and Lafayette in 1865. The 1896 tornado destroy the church built in 1865, and reconstruction began immediately. Located at 1805 S. 8th Street, 63104)

The steamboat era began in Saint Louis on July 27, 1817, with the arrival of the "Zebulon M. Pike." Rapids north of the city made Saint Louis the northernmost navigable port for many large boats, and Pike and her sisters soon transformed St. Louis into a bustling boomtown, commercial center, and inland port. By the 1850s, Saint Louis had become the largest U.S. city west of Pittsburgh, and the second largest port in the country, with a commercial tonnage exceeded only by New York.

REF: SCCHS website
Femme Osage UCC Church
Femme Osage, Mo.
Last Name First, Middle Date
KAEMPER Gerh. Heinrich 28 Jan 1843
KAEMPER Heinrich Daniel Vic. 5 Apr 1845
KEMPER Cath. Louise 24 Apr 1845
Kuhlmann, Clara Maria (I75)
1943 Title: #5
Author: John D. Austin
Publication: General Society of Mayflower Descendants
Abbrev: #5

Gives marriage date as June 1, 1627
Family F1085
1944 Title: Arthur Howland of Plymouth, Mass., 1640, His Wife Margaret (-------) Walker, and Their Children
Author: Wakefield, Robert S. F.A.S.G., and Robert M. Sherman, F.A.S.G.
Publication: NGSQ, v.71, no.2, Jun 1983 (Online archives, National Genealogical Society, (http://www.ngsgenealogy.org)
Page: 84-5
The record which appears responsible for the incorrect identification of Arthur's wife is an agreement, dated 6 June 1643, by John Walker, "sonn in law of Arthur Howland," to appear before the next General Court. But John's marriage to Lydia Reed did not take place until eleven years later. Clearly then, this marriage had no connection with his being a "son-in-law" of Arthur Howland and so there is no basis for the contention that Arthur's wife Margaret was the mother of John Walker's wife, Lydia Reed, and therefore a Widow Reed.
Then why was John Walker called Arthur Howland's son-in-law? John had not married one of Arthur's daughters, for Arthur's will plainly speaks of "my wifes grandchild Mary Walker." However the term son-in-law had a broader meaning in the severnteenth century than given it today, and then meant any son by law including a step-son. The fact that John Walker was a step-son of Arthur Howland is revealed in a deed dated 19 May 1663:
Arthur Howland Senir of the towne of Marshfeild ... in consideration of moneyes payed for my use in old England by my wife Margarett Howland to the sume of seaventeen pounds fourteen shillings and ten pence which said sume was given by the above said Margarett in the time of her widdowhood unto her son John Walker ... I the said Arther Howland ... graunt ... unto the said John Walker ... twenty acrees of upland ...
Walker, John (I6436)
1945 Title: Arthur Howland of Plymouth, Mass., 1640, His Wife Margaret (-------) Walker, and Their Children
Author: Wakefield, Robert S. F.A.S.G., and Robert M. Sherman, F.A.S.G.
Publication: NGSQ, v.71, no.2, Jun 1983 (Online archives, National Genealogical Society, (http://www.ngsgenealogy.org)
Page: 85
The will of "Margarett Howland of Marshfeild," relict and widow of Arther Howland late of Marshfield deceased, dated 19 January 1683 sworn 5 March 1683/4, mentions grandson John Walker; three grandchildren, sons of my son Arther: Ebenezer, Thomas, And Arther (not yet 21); residue to my son Arther Howland, he to pay legacies given by my late husband in his will to my children and grandchildren therein named [it is impossible to determine from this wording of her will just which Howland children are hers, excepting only Arthur]; and son Arthur to be executor. The inventory was appraised 25 January 1683.

REF: Deaths and Burials from the Early Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts
(Online datase, Ancestry.com0
p 249
Margaret widow of Arthur Howland Sen. buried Oct. 23, 1683

Her Inventory was appraised Jan 25, 1683 and her will was writen Jan 19, then the burial source of "Marshfield Vital Records" is accurate at Jan 22. 
?, Margaret (I1776)
1946 Title: Decendants of Arthur, Henry and John Howland 1885
Text: A Brief Genealogical and Biographical History of Arthur, Henry, and John Howland and their Descendants of the United States and Canada by
Franklyn Howland
New Bedford Massachusesettes 1885 
?, Margaret (I1782)
1947 Title: Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
Author: Ancestry.com
Publisher: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
Publisher Date: 2011
Publisher Location: Provo, UT, USA
Name: Mary Keese
Birth Date: 24 Oct 1847
Birth Place: New Mella, MO
Death Date: 7 Mar 1931
Death Place: East St Louis, St Clair, Ill
Burial Date: 10 Mar 1931
Burial Place: ...antrun Township, St. Clair, Ill.
Cemetery Name: Memorial County
Death Age: 83
Occupation: Housework
Race: White
Marital Status: W
Gender: Female
Street Address: 406a Missouri Avenue
Father Name: Frank Kemper
Father Birth Place: Germany
Mother Name: Kuhlman
Mother Birth Place: Germany
Spouse Name: August Keese, Sr.
Comments: resident 51 years

Kemper, Catherine Marie (I167)
1948 Title: Ohio, Huron County, Marriage Records
Page: Marriage Book 1855-1878
Note: From LDS IGI Extraction Record, record is for "Edward Springer & Lucinda Knapp" 
Family F1448
Author: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register
Publication: pub. By New England Historic-Genealogical Society for the year 1860. Volume XIV; reprinted: http://www.genealogylists.com/country/usCT/Middletown_VR_NEHGR.asp
Page: Volume 14, page 63 
Family F1771
1950 Town Records
Source Information
Title: Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Author: Thomas Franklin Waters
Publisher: The Ipswich Historical Society
Publisher Date: 1905
Publisher Location: Ipswich, Massachusetts
2 Dec 1679, Deacon Knowlton and John Knowlton, Sen. listed as Selectmen (allowed to vote in Town affairs).
13 Feb 1678
List of names who have right of commonage: Deacon Knowlton

Knowlton, Deacon Thomas (I2637)

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