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   This collection of German emigrants (auswanderer) represents an attempt to bring together information on the origins of the first inhabitants of the Carolina cnbsp; The great majority of the original settlers of the Dutch Fork were German Protestants.  According to E. B. Hallman’s list of Dutch Fork settlers there were 483 families who obtained land grants before 1760.  These families represented about 1400 people.  Some of these people moved away, some families died out, and some original family names were lost when their daughters married sons of other settlers.

   The Adolf Gerber list of Württemberg emigrants, originally published in Germany during the 1920s, has been found to contain only eight German immigrant families who either settled in the Dutch Fork or their children resided there.   In recent years several publications have greatly expanding our knowledge of the origins of the first families of the Carolina Dutch Fork.      

   Many of the German immigrant settlers in the Dutch Fork came in 1752 on one of several ships.  Several earlier immigrant families had arrived in 1749 on the Griffin, coincident with the time that some German families moved into the Dutch Fork, having lived before in Pennsylvania and Maryland.  As the list of emigrants has grown it has become increasingly clear that the first ships in 1752 (the Upton and Cunliffe) contained mostly emigrants from Baden and, to a lesser extent, from the Palatinate.  The Caledonia and Elizabeth which arrived at Charleston shortly thereafter have so far been found to contain only settlers from Württemberg.  The passengers of the Rowand also appear to have been made up mostly of people from Württemberg.   Württembergers also arrived in 1754 on the Priscilla, some of whom settled in the Dutch Fork.  These insights may be of help when considering likely places to search German Church records.


AAL, JOHANN PHILIP  (1766).  Unterauerbach

Born 27 October 1748, son of Hans Adam Aal and Catherina Weidner of Unterauerbach. According to the church record the children went "with parents to the new land in 1752"  (Burkett)

Philip All arrived in SC on the Brittania in 1766.  Parents and sister are not found in the SC record.  100A in Craven Co. (near Laurens-Newberry Co. line).   Settled near Little Mountain in what is now Lexington Co., SC, and married Anna Margaretha Emig, daughter of Johann Conradt Emig and Anna Barbara Herion.


1.  Catherine Aal, married Johann Heinrich Kunkle.

2.  George Aal, married Mary Margaret Minick, daughter of George Bartholomew Minick and Mary Magdalene Summer.

3.  Henry Aal, wife named Ann.  Lived in Barnwell Dist., SC.

4.  John Adam Aal, born 1774, died 1830, married Elizabeth Platts.  Lived in Barnwell Dist., SC.

5.  Rev. John Herman Aull, born 20 September 1786, died 27 May 1852, married (1) Christina

      Rikard, daughter of Michael Rikard and Margaret Eigleberger; married (2)  Mrs. Eve Margaret

      Riser Wertz, daughter of Martin Rizer, Sr. and Christina Sease and widow of John Wertz.

6.   Margaret Aal, born about 1791, died 28 May 1863, married (as second wife) Jacob Cook.



ADE, HYERONYMUS SALOMON  (1738, Georgia).  Pfullingen

Shoemaker, born about 1708 (age 30 in 1738), son of John Michael Ade, deceased Musketeer in Hohentwiel (a mountain top fortress in the south of Germany).  In 1752 he was married to Maria Margaretha Wahl, born 28 October 1704, daughter of Johannes Wahl, vine-dresser in Pfullingen.  Child: Maria Agnes, born 14 May 1733.  No further record in Pfullingen.  They may have lived a few years in Tubingen before migrating to America.  The family arrived at Savannah 7 October 1738 on the Ship “Two Brothers,” Capt. William Thomson.  Another child, John, age 3 in 1738, is listed in Colonial records of Georgia.  The family of Solomon Ade moved to Dutch Fork about 1747 and obtained a 200A land grant on the north side of the Saluda River. 

BAUKNECHT, MICHAEL  (1752).  Neckartenzlingen

Born 5 July 1711, son of Johannes Bauknecht (Tailor) and Anna Catharina Helmgärtner, married November 1738, Maria Margaretha Stöcklin, born 10 May 1704, daughter of Hans Casper Stöcklin (Linenweaver) and wife, Anna.  Surviving child: Johann Georg, born 11 January 1742   (Gerber).   Came to SC on the Rowand with wife and one child, George 11.  150A on Saluda R. in Lexington Co.  Son, Johann Georg Bauknecht married (1) Magdalene Larey, daughter of Michael Larey and Rachel Koch; married (2) Unknown; married (3) 23 March 1809, Mary Frye Pendarvis Jones, widow of Brand Pendarvis.

BEYL, DANIEL   (1752).  Ottersheim

Left in 1752 with wife and children (Hacker).  Came to SC on the Upton.  Children: John Philipp 14, Charlotta 9.  200A on Crims Cr.  Charlotta Beyl married (1) George Hartley; married (2) Peter Wilhelm (Newberry Deeds C-978).  The family cemetery of Peter Wilhelm is located on the Beyl grant on Crims Cr.

BEZ, GEORG (1752).   Mägerkingen

Weaver.  Born 8 July 1707, son of Jerg Betz and Catharina Stoll of Mägerkingen.  Married 15 November 1735 in Gomadingen, Eberhardina Leitze, daughter of Hanß Michael Leitze (Tailor) and Anna Hägele of Gomadingen.  Only surviving child: Georg Michael, born 11 May 1743.  Georg Michael Bez came to SC on the Elizabeth.  There was a 150A bounty grant on Camping Cr. in the name of George Bett.  Before 1764 Georg Bez had remarried a woman named Margaret and had a child, Christina Barbara, born 6 January 1764.  After the death of Georg Bez, the widow Margaret was married on 27 August 1767 to John George Rühnlen, a widower (St. John’s Lutheran Church records, Charleston, SC).  The son, Michael Bates, inherited his father’s land and acquired much surrounding lands.  Michael Bates died in Newberry Dist. about 1800 leaving a widow, Catherine.  The original Bett land grant was left to the widow and youngest son, John.

BICKELE, PETER  (1752).  Schönau     

Went to America in 1752 (Hacker).  Came to SC on the Upton with wife and 2 ch: Andony 5 and Casper 2.  200A on Crims Cr.  This man was found to be a Catholic and his land was evidently confiscated by the Province of SC.  Joachim Bulow obtained a resurvey of this immigrant’s land from which 50A was sold in 1774 as land for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Pomaria, SC (Newberry Deeds B-107).

BÜCKLE, JOHANNES, THOMAS, AND JACOB  (1738,-Georgia).  Dettingen an der Erms

Johannes, Thomas, and Jacob Bückle were the sons of Johann Jörg Bückle (shoemaker) and Agnes Weible.  Johann Jörg Bückle was born 10 May 1695 at Gruorm (near Münsingen, now in a Military area), the son of Johann Jörg Bückle and Barbara Röcker.  He married Agnes Weible on 6 February 1720 in Dettingen an der Erms.  She was born 28 March 1696, the daughter of Michael Weible and Anna Agatha Dolde.  All of the children of Johann Jörg Bückle and Agnes Weible were born in Dettingen an der Erms.  Children: Johannes, born 14 March 1721; Thomas, born 21 December 1724; and Jacob Bückle, born 5 March 1730. 

The family arrived 7 October 1738 at Savannah, Georgia on the ship, “Two Brothers.”  The sons moved to the Dutch Fork in the following decade as did members of the Addy and Derrick families. 

The son, John Bickley, is believed to have been married when he requested bounty land in SC.  He evidently died before 1771 as he did not request headright grants in the late Colonial period as did his brothers.  Thomas Bickley, born 21 December 1724, died before 1797, married Anna Ochs/Oaks, daughter of Frederick Ochs.  Jacob Bickley, born 5 March 1730, died before 1800, is believed to have married Anna Margaretha Neuert, born 8 November 1741, Leimen, Germany, the daughter of Johann Michael Neuert and Anna Margaretha Müller.  The Neuert family had migrated to SC in 1752. 

BÜLOW JOCHIM  (Early 1760s).  Rethwisch

Joachim Bülow, Lutheran Minister and later Merchant in Charleston, is believed to have been Jochim Bülow, baptized 14 April 1734, in Rethwisch, the son of Jochim Hinrich Bülow and Anna Elisabeth Barten.  He disappeared from the German record at the time of the Seven Years War (corresponding to the “Cherokee War” in South Carolina).  From his 200 acre land grant on Crims Creek in 1774 he provided 50 acres of land for St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Newberry Deeds B-107) and is said to be the founding minister of this church.  He owned several properties in Newberry County including a grist mill on Bush River.  By 1786 he was living in Charleston where he established a successful mercantile business that was carried on by his sons after his death in 1795.  His wife, named Amelia, is named in his last will and testament.


1.   John Joachim, died 23 June 1841, married in November 1818, Caroline Amelia Lehre, daughter of Col. Thomas Lehre.  John Joachim Bulow was a wealthy cotton merchant who lived in Charleston.

2.   Anna Elizabeth, born about 1776, died 19 September 1848, married 19 July 1798, Robert Geddes, son of Henry Geddes.

3.   Charles Wilhelm Bulow, born about 1779, died 1 May 1823, married 16 January 1803, Adelaide Fowler Johnston, daughter of John Johnston.  Beginning in 1819, Charles Wilhelm Bulow began the development of a large sugar plantation (“Bulowville”) in Florida Territory and which was destroyed during the Second Seminole War. 

BUNDRICK, JOHANN NICHOLAS  (1741, Pennsylvania).  Hornbach

Born 15 September 1717, son of Carl Bundrick and Maria Barbara Fryer who were Roman Catholic.   He arrived in Philadelphia in 1741 having come on the Friendship.  He married Anna Maria Müller on 22 April 1744 in Frederick, MD.   Before 1754 his family moved to NC where she died in 1763 (buried near Winston-Salem, NC).   Before 1767 he came to Dutch Fork and settled on Cannons Cr. near Pomaria, SC.   Nicholas Bundrick was a Tory during the Rev. War and was killed 19 April 1782 (SCMAR 11:123, 1981).


1.  Frederick Charles Bundrick, born about 1755, married Agness Wicker, daughter of Mathias Wecker.  Served in Water’s Militia Regt. during the Rev. War. 

2.  John B. Bundrick, born about 1762, married Mary Magdalena (Molly) Clapp, daughter of Joseph Clapp.  About 1825 the family moved to Crawford Co., GA. 

3.  George Bundrick, born about 1780, may have been a son of Nicholas Bundrick.  He married Mary Leitzey, daughter of Jacob Leitzey and Maria Agnes Schiele.

DICKERT, HANS PETER  (1752).  Leimen

A resident of  Leimen in 1731 and the son of Andreas Dickert, a citizen of Undenheim near Oppenheim.  He was married on 10 January 1730 in Leimen to Christina Sophia Kalbrunner, born 6 April 1710, daughter of Johann Philipp Kallbrunner and Maria Magdalena Schardt (Frei).  Peter Dickert came to SC on the Cunliffe with wife and 4 children: Magdalen 19, Barbara 16, Michael 14, and Susanna 11.  Found in the SC Colonial record as Peter Fickhart.  300A on Camping Cr.  Peter Dickert was a founding Elder of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pomaria, SC.  Peter Dickert died 20 May 1779 at age 93 (St. John’s Lutheran Church records, Charleston, SC). 


1.   Catharina Elisabetha Dickert, born 4 March 1731, died 9 April 1733.

2.   Maria Magdalena Dickert, born 15 October 1733, died 14 April 1817, married (1) John Caloff; married (2) Henry George.  They are buried at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Charleston, SC.

3.   Anna Barbara Dickert, born 17 March 1736, married a son of Hanss Oswald and Margaretha Clauss.

4.   Johann Michael Dickert, born 19 April 1739, died 1811, married Mary Margaret Seigler Cromer, daughter of Carolus Seigler and widow of George Cromer.  During the Rev. War  Johann Michael Dickert served as Quatermaster in the years 1781 and 1782 in the Regt. of Philemon Waters.

5.   Susanna Dickert, born 28 January 1742, died about 1805, married (1) Jacob Wirth; married (2) Thomas Harris.  Buried in St. John’s Lutheran Church cemetery, Charleston, SC.

6.   Hans Bernhard Dickert, born 1 November 1744, died 13 November 1746.

7.   Henrich Dickert, born 13 December 1747, died 8 September 1748.

8.   Catharina Dickert, born 20 September 1749.  Did not survive the trip to SC.

DOMINICK, ANDREAS  (1752).  Machtolsheim

Born 10 August 1720, son of Andreas Dominig (Farm laborer) and Dorothea Gockelen.  Married  Barbara Reulin (orphaned farmer’s daughter), born 13 March 1721, daughter of Andreas Reulen and Waldburga Majer.  Married 22 April 1752, with hastened procedure, omitting banns with magisterial permission, “on account of rapid departure for America.”  Child: (1) Walpurga, born 24 July 1751.  (Gerber)  Came to SC on the Caledonia, wife Barbara (JC 21(1).  100A on Twelve Mile Cr. of Saluda R.  Son, Henry Dominick, born 1758, died 1 January 1836, is believed to have married (1) Agnes Fellers, and (2) Margaret Fellers, daughters of John Fellers.  Henry Dominick is buried with second wife in the Dominick-Workman cemetery near Prosperity, SC. 

DOMINICK, JOHANNES  (1752).  Machtolsheim

Born 1 June 1724, brother of Andreas Dominick.  Married 8 October 1748 in Machtolsheim, Margareta Häberlin, daughter of Johann Georg Häberlin and wife Maria.  Came to SC on the Caledonia along with family of brother, Andreas Dominick.  Wife and one child.  150A, Crims Cr.  Johannes Dominick and first wife had additional children after coming to SC.   Johannes Dominick married (2) Elizabeth, widow of Peter Rikard who died in 1779 during the Rev War.  Johannes Dominick died before 1796 and the second wife, Elizabeth Dominick, died 26 February 1807 and is buried in the Rikard Family Cemetery near Pomaria, SC.

Children of Johannes Dominick and Dorothea Gockelen:

1.  Maria Dominick, born 23 June 1749, may have been the wife of Andrew Hallman, Jr.

2.  Dorothea Dominick, born 10 October 1751.  Did not survive trip to SC.

3.  Christina Dominick, married Henry Summer, son of Adam Summer.

4.  John Dominick, died 1830.

5.  Daughter, married, as first wife, John William Fulmer, son of Capt. Jacob Fulmer and Mary Leitzey.

Children by second wife, Elizabeth:

6.  Jacob Dominick, died 1831/32, married Susan Catherine Sease, daughter of John Leonard Sease and Katherine E. Rizer.  Moved to Bibb Co., AL.

5.  Christina Dominick.

6.  Margaret Dominick, born about 1785, married John Rickard, son of Michael Rikard, Sr.  Moved to Williamson Co., TN, then to Greene Co., AL.

DREHER, JOHANNES  (1749).  Erpfingen

Wheelright.  Born 13 April 1701, son of Hans Georg Dreher (Wheelwright) and Anna Maria Riesch, married 18 November 1727, Veronica Bazer.  Children: (1) Christian, born 24 December 1730; (2) Catharina Judith, born 28 April 1732; (3) Andreas, born 17 November 1735; (4) Anna Maria Dreher, born 15 June 1738; and (5) Johannes, born 15 Feb 1748.

Johannes Tryer, came on the Griffin.  350A on Second Cr.  Bought land on Saluda River in Lexington Co. in 1764 (Lexington Deeds O-253).


Born 15 February 1730, son of Jakob Eychelberger and Apolonia Brecht.  The father, Jakob Eychelberger was born in Ittlingen (Burgert).  The family had come to Ittlingen from Wynau, Canton Bern, Switzerland, in the 17th Century.  George Eigleberger came to SC on the Upton.  50A on Crims Cr.  He married (1) Elizabeth Catharina Schiele, daughter of Johannes Schiele and Maria Margaretha Haupter Herrmann.  About 1785 he married (2) Maria Ursula Schiele Koon, sister of first wife and widow of John Henry Koon.

Children by Elizabeth Catharina Schiele:

1.  John Eigleberger, born 21 January 1758, died 9 April 1827, married (1) Anna Barbara ___; married (2) Mrs. Saloma (Sarah) Ruff Piester, daughter of George Ruff and widow of John Piester.

2.  Mary Ursula Eigleberger, born 1 May 1760, died 25 October 1838, married (1) Jacob Stairley, son of George Michael Stairley; married (2) Rev. Frederick Joseph Wallern.

3.  Margaret Eigleberger, born 9 February 1763, died 3 February 1842, married Michael Rikard, son of Peter Rikard.

4.  Susannah Margaret Eigleberger, born about 1764, died 25 April 1815, married (1) John Frederick Legron; married (2) Capt. Jacob Counts, son of John Counts, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth.

5.  Elizabeth Eigleberger, born 8 August 1768, 14 December 1835, married Capt. John Counts, brother of Capt. Jacob Counts.

6.  Michael Eichleberger, born 21 October 1768, died 12 January 1813, married Rosannah Catharine Summer, daughter of Capt. John Adam Summer and Mary Reese; married (2) George Eichleberger, son of John Eigleberger and wife Anna Barbara.

7.  Martin Eigleberger, born about 1770, died before 1805.

8.  George Eigleberger, Jr., born about 1774.

9.  Magdalene Eigleberger, born about 1775, died after 1812, married John Frederick Shaffer.  They moved to Perry Co., AL.

10.  Christian Eigleberger, born about 1781, died after 1830, wife named Maria Ursula.  Moved to Beaufort Dist., SC.

EMIG, JOHANN CONRADT  (1752).  Schönau

Drapery maker (Tuchmacher).  Son of Johann Georg Emig, married 15 June 1745, Anna Barbara Herion, daughter of Johann Philipp Herion.  Children: (1) Johann Heinrich, born 7 March 1746; (2) Anna Felicitas, born 7 April 1748; and (3) Anna Barbara, born 30 March 1750.

Conrad Emick, wife and child, “upper part of Germany.”   Came to SC on the Upton.  Wife and child: Wemick 5.   150A on Crims Cr.  Son, Johann Heinrich who died before 1816, was the father of the Lexington Co. Amick family.  An additional son of Johann Conradt Emig was Johann Adam Emig who had wife, Christina.  He died in 1828.

EPPLIN, BENJAMIN  (1752).   Oberhausen

Born about 1723, son of Johann Georg Epplin and Anna Catharina Weber Schielin of Oberhausen.

Came on the Caledonia with family of half-brother, Johannes Schiele.  50A on Crims Cr.  He sold this land in 1767 to Martin Hauk (Newberry Deeds B-748).  In 1756 he bought a 200A tract on Broad River north of Spring Hill, SC (Memorial of Benjamin Apply, 6:7).

FREY, JOHANN JACOB  (1752).   Eschelbach

Son of Jerg Michael Frey (Blacksmith) and Maria Elisabetha Bentz of Eschelbach.  He married  on 24 August 1751, Maria Elisabetha Bentz, born 9 May 1731, daughter of Jorg Henrich Bentz and Maria Catharina Schweitzer of Darmbach.  "In 1751 given Baptism, to new land."  (Burgert)

Came to SC with wife on the Upton and was granted 100A on Cannons Cr.  In SC Johann Jacob Frey married (2) Elizabeth Ridlehuber, born about 1737, daughter of Simon Ridlehuber.  Jacob Frey made will in 1799 and died in 1800 (Newberry Wills C-31).  In 1818, after the death of Elizabeth Ridlehuber Frey, the children sold land that had been owned by their father on Crims Cr. (Newberry Deeds N-145).


1.  Jacob Frey, Jr.  His family moved to Edgefield Dist. and he died about 1840.

2.  Elizabeth Frey.

3.  Sibella Frey, married David Egner, son of George Egner and Rachel Weinmann Zuber.

4.  Hannah Frey, married Jacob Heller, son of Johannes Heller.

5.  Louisa Frey, married (1) 14 February 1791, Gasper Wicker, son of Matthias Wecker; she married (2) Jacob Miller.

6.  Frederica Frey, married Jacob Long, son of Johann Jacob Lang.  They moved to Edgefield District (Saluda Co.).

7.  Maria Frey, married Peter Rikard, son of Michael Rikard, Sr.

8.  Ursula Frey.

9.  Magdalena Frey, married George Dawkins.

FRICK, JOHANN THOMAS  (1752).  Erpfingen

Born 10 July 1712, son of Johann Thomas Frick and Agnes Walter.  He married Anna Catharina Batzer.  Came to SC on the Elizabeth.  Wife and 3 ch.: Agnes 18, Thomas 10, and Hans Jacob 3.  250A near St. Peter’s (Piney Woods) Church, Lexington Co., SC.  The Frick family cemetery is located on the original bounty grant. 

Children born in Germany:

1.  Agnes Frick, born 16 June 1735.

2.  Thomas Frick, born 24 August 1743, married (1) 26 May 1767, Anna Maria Rittheimer Werner, widow; he married (2) 24 August 1816, Susannah Long Cromer, daughter of John Jacob Long and Elizabeth Hair and widow of John Michael Cromer.

3.  Hans Jacob Frick, born 7 December 1750, married 10 October 1774, Christina Hinckel, daughter of Jacob Hinckel.  Hans Jacob Frick lived in Charleston and was a Fusilier during the Rev. War.

Child born in SC:

4.  Ann Catharine Frick, born 30 February 1755 in SC, died 30 December 1815, married (as 2nd wife) Ulrich Mayer, Sr., born 12 September 1736, died 14 December 1803, son of Andreas Meyer and Barbara Bez. 

GEISELHARDT, JOHANNES  (1752).  Unterhausen

Married 15 July 1738 in Unterhausen, Anna Maria Herrmann.  Came to SC on the Caledonia.  Wife and ch: Mary Anne 14, Mary Barbara 7, and Mary 2.  250A on Crims Cr.


1.  Maria Agnes Geiselhardt, born 14 December 1741, died 9 March 1772, married (as first wife) Ulrick Mayer, Sr., son of Andreas Meyer and Barbara Bez.

2.  Maria Barbara Geiselhardt, born 18 June 1748, believed to have been the wife of Johann Jacob Epting, son of John Adam Epting and Christina Barbara Osiander.

3.  Anna Maria Geiselhardt, born 16 Jan 1752, died before 1799, married (as second wife) Capt. William Frederick Houseal, son of Rev. Bernard Houseal.

GICKELEUTHNER, THOMAS  (1752).  Söhnstetten

Name according to Gerber was “Bickeler.”  “went ... to the English island of Carolina in 1752”

Weaver, born 19 July 1714, married 31 October 1736, Anna Maria Walliser.  Children: (1) Catharina, born 16 November 1736; (2) Elisabetha, born 29 April 1740; and (3) Johann Friedrich, born 24 September 1743.  (Gerber)

Thomas Kickelayter came to SC on the Elizabeth.  Wife and 3 ch: Catherine 16, Elizabeth 12, and John Frederick 10.  250A near St. Jacob’s Church, Chapin, SC.   The son, John Frederick Kicklighter, died between 1782 and 1790.  He was a Loyalist during the Rev. War and his name is found on a Death Warrant in 1779 signed by Gov. John Rutledge.  Frederick Kicklighter’s sons moved to Beaufort District, SC.

HALLDENWANGER, JACOB  (1752).  Söhnstetten

Weaver.  Born 14 September 1704, married 5 June 1736, Anna Maria Behner.  Came to SC on the Elizabeth.  Wife and 2 ch: Christopher 10 and Angelina 8.  200A on Wateree Cr. 

Children born in Germany:

1.  Christoph Halldenwanger, born 16 August 1742. 

2.  Angelica Halldenwanger, born 26 November 1744, died after 1819, married Johann Georg Schweikardt, son of Johannes Schweikardt and Anna Maria Baisch.

Children born in SC:

3.  Johannes Haltiwanger, born about 1753 in SC, died after 1830, married Catherine Margaret Schmitz.  He served in 1781/1782 in the Company of Capt. Jacob Fulmer, Water’s Regiment, during Rev. War.

1.  George Haltiwanger, born about 1755, died about 1821.  His estate was probated 29 November 1821 (B. H. Holcomb, “Memorialized Records of Lexington Dist., SC, 1814-1825”).  He married Mary Barbara Schmitz, sister of Catherine Margaret Schmitz.

HAUSIHL, WILHELM FRIEDRICH  (1754, Maryland).  Heilbronn

Born in 1739 (baptized 21 March 1739) in Heilbronn, son of Johann Friedrich Hausihl (Schoolteacher) and Sophia Elisabetha Wild.  Came to America as a teenager with his brother Johann Friedrich Hausihl, to join the older brother, Rev, Bernard Michael Hausihl, who was living in Frederick, Maryland.  Arrived in mid-October 1754 at Philadelphia having traveled on the Ship Peggy from Rotterdam (R. B. Strassburger and W. J. Hinke, “Pennsylvania German Pioneers”, Vol. 1, 1934).  From Maryland he moved to S.C. and first settled in the Four Hole Swamp area of Orangeburg County where he had a 200A survey in 1768.  His first wife was Mary Elizabeth Stroman, daughter of Jacob Stroman and wife, Catherine.  After her death he moved to the Dutch Fork and married (2) Anna Maria Geiselhardt, born 16 January 1752; and married (3) 16 September 1799, Christina Barbara Stockman Weedaman (widow of George Stockman and John Weedaman).  William Frederick Houseal commanded militia companies during the Revolutionary War under Cols. Lyles and Jonas Beard and later was Captain of a cavalry unit in the regiment of Col. Philemon Waters.  William Frederick Houseal died 1806/1807. 

Children by Mary Elizabeth Stroman:

1.   Mary Magdalene Houseal, died in February 1832, married John Adam Lagrone, born about 1755, died in 1817, son of Tobias Lagrone and Johanna Elisabetha Hoffmann.  They moved to Williamson Co., TN.

2.   Anna Maria Houseal, married Thomas Ebenezer Glass.  They moved to Alabama.

Children by Anna Maria Geiselhardt:

3.   John William Houseal, died before 1798.

4.   John Adam Houseal, born 19 January 1773, died 24 March 1816, married (her first husband) 30 April 1795, Mary Magdalena Summer, born in 1777, died after 1860, daughter of John Adam Summer and Mary Reese.

5.   John Houseal, born about 1775, died about 1796, married Christina Chapman, daughter of Abraham Chapman and Ann Elizabeth.Herring.

6.   David Houseal, born 29 September 1782, died in February 1869, married (in Charleston) 3 August 1809, Margaret Lilley (widow).

7.   William Frederick Houseal, Jr., born 10 February 1785, died 5 September 1876, married Maria Elizabeth (Betsy) Setzler, daughter of George Adam Setzler and Anna Margaretha Leitner.

8.   Mary Margaret Houseal, born 4 April 1787, died 15 December 1871, married in January 1804, Capt. John (Peg Leg) Summer, born 3 September 1779, died 12 October 1855, son of Nicholas Summer and Eve Margaret Sease.

HEPDING, JOHANN ADAM  (1749).  Rötenberg

Day laborer.  Born 8 March 1720, son of Hans Cunrad Hepding (Farmer) and Maria Catharina Beck of Rötenberg.  He married 2 September 1738, Christina Barbara Osiander, born 14 January 1721, daughter of Lukas Daniel Osiander and Agatha Löhrer.  "This man went to Pennsylvania in 1749 with wife and children."  (Gerber)   The family of John Adam Epting came to SC on the Griffin.  250A on Crims Cr. near St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pomaria, SC.  John Adam Epting was a founding Elder of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pomaria, SC.  He died before 1768 with land grant inherited by the oldest son, Johann Jacob Epting (Memorials 9-325).  Taxes on the property were paid the same year by widow, Barbara Epting (1768 Quit Rents).   This land contains the location of Epting cemetery #2 at Pomaria, SC.

Children born in Germany:

1.  Catherine Epting, born 13 September 1739, died 1816, married (1) Jacob Folk, Sr.; and married (2) Peter Stockman. 

2.  Johann Jacob Epting, born 28 Apr 1745, died about 1800 in SC, believed to have married Barbara Geiselhart, daughter of Johannes Geiselhardt and Anna Maria Herrmann.

3.  Anna Maria Epting.  She married John Wendel Shealy, son of Johannes Schiele and Maria Margaretha Haupter Herrmann.  Her birth record is not found in the Rötenberg Church record book. 

4.  Matthias Epting, born 29 May 1748, believed to have died young.

Children born in SC:

5.  Adam Frederick Epting, born about 1752 in S.C., died in 1780, married (as second husband) Anna Christina Setzler Black, daughter of John Adam Setzler, Sr. (Gunsmith) and Anna Christina Müller.

6.  John Epting, born about 1756, died before 1810, said to have married Anna Lohner, daughter of Melchior Lohner.

7.  Margaret Epting, died about 1790, married (as first wife) Francis Summer, son of Hans Adam Summer Sr. and Anna Maria Yost.

HERRMANN, ANNA BARBARA  (1752).  Unterhausen

Born 27 April 1738 in Holzelfingen, daughter of Matthäus Herrmann and Maria Margaretha Haupter.  Came to SC on the Caledonia with mother and stepfather, Johannes Schiele (Saddler).

Listed as Barbara Shely, 14 yrs. old, in petition of John Shely.  She married Alexander Andrew Bowers who came to SC in 1752 on the Upton.  In 1766 she obtained in her maiden name a 100A land grant at Prosperity, SC.  After her death, the children sold this grant to their brother, Stephen Bowers (Newberry Deeds H-165).  This land was the homeplace of Stephen Bowers.



1.  Catherine Bowers, married George Long, Sr., born 1758, died 6 July 1815, planter and merchant, son of Jacob Long Sr. and wife Judith.  They moved to Edgefield Dist., SC.

2.  Stephen Bowers, born about 1768, died 13 November 1860, married Nancy Bates, born 26 September 1775, died 23 October 1848, daughter of Michael Bates and wife Catherine.

3.  John Jacob Bowers, born 6 March 1774, died 26 April 1859, 1st wife named Mary Elizabeth; married (2) Anna Catherine Mayer, daughter of Ulrich Mayer and Anne Cathren Frick.  Lived near St. Peter’s (Piney Woods) Church, Lexington Co., SC.

4.  George Bowers, married Catherine Christine Bates, daughter of Michael Bates and Catherine Kelly.  Moved to Edgefield Dist., SC.

5.  Margaret Bowers, died 24 September 1847, married Matthias Younce.  Moved to Orangeburg Dist., SC.

HIPP, JERG  (1749).  Mägerkingen

Weaver.  Born 5 August 1714 in Mägerkingen, son of Hans Jacob Hipp (Farmer) and Anna Maria Lorch, married 27 November 1737 in Mägerkingen, Anna Göckeler, daughter of Johannes Göckeler (Farmer) of Meidelstetten.   Ch: (1) Johann Georg, born 28 April 1737 (in Meidelstetten); (2) Johannes, born 2 June 1739; and (3) Juliana, born 16 February 1743.

On Griffin, 1749.  250A on Crims Cr.  Son, Johannes Hipp owned the land grant of his father and lived in the Dutch Fork with wife Susannah.  He died in 1801.

HüNTZ, MICHAEL  (1752).  Machtolsheim

Farmer’s son from Hörvelsingen (Gervelfingen according to Gerber).  Married 23 April 1752, Anna Barbara Örtler, weaver’s daughter from Bermaringen.  Married with the foreknowledge of the Lord Dean, on the day after the marriage of their fellow-villager Andreas Dominick.  The pastor wrote, “these people likewise made the resolution to go at once to the New World with others.  Because there was no longer time for their banns to be proclaimed in the territory of Ulm, marriage was denied them.  They came therefore to me, and asked me, in tears, to marry them.”  (Gerber)

Michael Haynes, on Caledonia, wife.  100A on Cannons Cr. at Broad R.  Michael Hentz was killed by the Weberites in 1760 leaving son, Mathias Hentz who married (2) Magdalena Wicker Ridlehuber, daughter of Matthias Wecker and widow of George Michael Ridlehuber.

JUNGINGER, MARTIN   (1752).   Dettingen am Albuch

Weaver.  Born 19 Sept 1718, son of Philipp Jacob Junginger and wife, Magdalena.  He married 21 November 1742 in Dettingen am Albuch, Margaretha Hartmann, daughter of Sigmund Hartmann.   Children: (1) Johannes, born 13 October 1744; (2) Sigmund, born 25 December 1745; (3) Anna Magdalena, born 2 June 1748; and (4) Philipp Jacob, born 11 June 1750.

On Elizabeth, 1752. Wife and 2 ch: Johannes 8, and Simon 7.  200A on Lick Cr. of Little Saluda River.  The sons Johannes and Sigmund (Simeon) lived in the Dutch Fork in the area of Irmo, SC.  Johannes Younginer died before 1811 leaving widow Margaret Younginer and children.

KEINAT, MICHAEL  (1744).   Undingen

Carpenter.  Born 31 October 1697, son of Johannes Keinat (Carpenter) and Lucia Koch of Winterlingen.  He married on 15 February 1724 in Undingen, Anna Maria Letsche, born 9 June 1694, daughter of Johann Jacob Letsche and Anna Gugel of Undingen.  The bounty petition of the son, Johannes Keinat, in January 1750 says the parents were indented to Henry Middleton and had died in his service.   The petitions of Johannes and Matthäus Keinat both indicate that they came to S.C. in 1744 on Capt. Brown’s ship, the St. Andrew.  Johannes and Johann Martin Keinat had 50 acre bounty grants on Crims Cr.  A 50 acre bounty grant to Matthäus Keinat was on Cannons Cr.  The present day name in Germany is Keinath.


1.   Johann Friderich Keinat, born 6 November 1724.

2.   Johannes Keinat, born 9 July 1726.

      Both of these men were known only as John Kinard, Sr., in the Colonial records of S.C.  One of these men lived from an early date in the area of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pomaria, and died before 1786.  Many of his descendants were members of Ruffs Meeting House and later Bethlehem Lutheran Church which came into existence in 1817.  The other of these two men lived in Pennsylvania for awhile and did not petition for land in S.C. until 1772.  His family lived in the area of Prosperity, S.C., and his descendants left Newberry Co. area at an early date.

3.   Matthäus Keinat, born 7 March 1728, died before 1790.  His family lived in the area of Bachman Chapel Lutheran Church, Prosperity.  Some of his family moved to Perry and Greene (later Hale) Counties, AL, and to Winston Co., MISS.

4.   Johann Martin Keinat, born/died 23 April 1730.

5.   Johann Martin Keinat, born 3 April 1731, died the following day.

6.   Hans Jacob Keinat, born 20 March 1732, died 14 February 1733.

7.   Clara Keinat, born 7 July 1734, died 1 October 1735.

8.   Johann Martin Keinat, born 11 December 1736, died about 1805, wife named Mary, said to have been Mary Witt.  Lived on Crims Cr. and, after his death, the homeplace was sold in 1805 with deed naming the children, including names of the daughter’s spouses (Newberry Deeds L-183). 

KöLLE, JOHANN JACOB  (1752).  Blaubeuren 

Wheelwright.  Born 24 February 1711, son of Hans George Köllin (Wheelwright) and Waldburga Schmid.  He married on 3 February 1739 in Blaubeuren, Anna Catharina Sigler, born 15 October 1713, daughter of Johann Sigler and Anna Barbara Ott.  With wife and five children to “Neu-England.”  (Lonhard)  Came to SC on the John and Mary.  Wife and 6 ch: John George 12, Anna Barbara 11, John 7, Catherine 5, Jacob 4, Andrew 6 mos.  400A on Buffalo Cr. 


1.  Johann Georg Kelly, born 13 August 1741, died before 1816, wife named Mary Margaret.

2.  Anna Barbara Kelly, born April 1743, died about 1816, married John Melchior Derrick.

3.  Johannes Kelly, born 8 October 1746, married (1) Maria Elisabeth Rittheimer; married (2) Anna Maria Werner.  Johannes Kelly was a baker in Charleston.

4.  Anna Catharina Kelly, born 30 May 1748, died 4 September 1825 (in Edgefield Dist.), may have been the wife of Michael Bates, died about 1800, son of Georg Bez and wife Eberhardina.

5.   Jacob Kelly, born 10 February 1750, died 1806/1810, married Nancy Bickley, daughter of Thomas Bickley and Anna Ochs/Oaks.

6.  Andrew Kelly, born 11 September 1752 at sea, wife named Mary. Served in the Rev. War under Capt. Drayer (Dreher) and under Lieut. Ramey.  About 1832, the family moved to Dallas Co., AL.

KROMER, HANS JERG  (1752).  Erpfingen

Weaver.  Born 5 March 1716, married 16 October 1741, Christina Baisch. Came to SC on the Elizabeth. Wife and 3 ch: John Michael 10, George 6, and Andrew 15 mos.  250A on Camping Cr.


1.   Johann Michael Kromer, born 23 August 1742, died 1815, married (1) Maria Cathrena Lang (a widow, arrived on the Brittania in 1766); married (2) Susanna Long, daughter of John Jacob Long and Elizabeth Hair.

2.  Johann Georg Kromer, born 7 March 1746.

1.  Andreas Kromer, born  24 August 1751, died 7 November 1779 at Savannah, GA while serving with his brother Michael in the Rev. War.  His wife was named Mary and she afterward married (as first wife) Philip Gruber, son of Johann Philipp Gruber and wife Magdalene. 

KUHN, VALENTIN (VELTIN)  (1764).  Mörzheim

Born about 1718.  Butcher.  Wife: Anna Maria, born about 1731.  Children born in Mörzheim: (1) Barbara, born 4 February 1752; (2) Johann Georg, born 11 September 1756; and (3) Henry, born 2 December 1758.

Came to S.C., probably on the Dragon, arriving at Charleston on 14 December 1764.  Valentine Kuhn, 46, Anna Maria Kuhn 33.  Ch: Barbara 12, George 8, and John Henry 4.  350A on Turkey Cr. (in Edgefield Co.)   Valentine Kuhn settled in the Saluda River section of Lexington Co., S.C., and the family were members of Zion Lutheran Church.  His wife died soon after arriving in S.C. and he remarried the widow of Jacob Chubb (Chupp).  Valentin Kuhn of Saxe Gotha township administered the estate of Jacob Chubb in 1773 (Journal Court of Ordinary, 1771-1775).  Valentin Kuhn disappeared from Zion Church records about 1806.


1.   Barbara Kuhn, born 4 February 1752.  Came to SC with parents but no further record found.

2.   Johann Georg Kuhn, born 11 September 1756.  May have been George Koon of 1790 and  1800 Fairfield Co., SC, census records. 

3.   Henry (John Henry) Kuhn, born 2 December 1758, died about March 1815.  Settled before 1800 in the Dutch Fork on the south side of the town of Irmo with wife.  Wife named Mary.

4.   Margaret Kuhn, born about 1765, married John Lips who died in August 1821 (Dreher’s Journal).  They were members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Eighteen Mile Cr. and John Lipz was a signer in 1788 of the petition for that church.

KUNTZ, JOHANN GEORG  (1732, Pennsylvania).  Steinfeld

Johann Georg Kuntz was born about 1712 in Steinfeld, Rhein-Pfalz, Germany.  Kuntz arrived in Philadelphia on the ship "Pensylvania Merchant."  He lived in York Co., PA, where he married, 20 November 1733, Catarina Ochs, daughter of John Adam Ochs and wife, Elizabeth.   He moved his family to the Dutch Fork of  SC about 1749.  His petition is the earliest of the German settlers in Newberry District, SC.  350A on Crims Cr. in 1749. Johann Georg Kuntz died 5 June 1779 in Savannah, GA, during the Rev War.


1.  John Adam Counts, born 1 December 1734 in Providence, York Co., PA, died 16 Jan 1781 at Camden during the Rev. War.  John Counts was a Private in the 2nd SC Volunteer Regiment  on 4 November 1775.  In 1779 he was a Lt. in Col. Jonas Beard's Regiment of State troops in the Company of Capt. John Adam Summer.  He married Maria Catherine Setzler, daughter of Johann Adam Setzler and Anna Christiana Müller. 

2.  Maria Catarina Counts, born about 1735.

3.  Jacob Counts, born about 1737, died 30 October 1779 at Savannah while serving during the Rev. War.  His wife, Ephie, may have been Ephie Metz.  

4.  Henry Counts, born about 1739, died 1814, married (1) Mary Elizabeth ___; married (2) Catherine Fellers, daughter of Johannes Fellers. 

5.  Francina Counts, born about 1742, died before 1821, married George Martin Riser, Sr.  George Riser had come to SC about 1750 and settled on Crims Cr. 

LAMENICK, JOHANN JAKOB  (1739-Pennsylvania).  Sankt Julian - Obereisenbach

Johann Jakob Lamenick left St. Julian about 1740 (Hacker).  Born 26 December 1704, son of Hans Georg Lamineck and Maria Susanna Grub of Lauterecken.  He arrived in Philadelphia in 1739 on the ship “Samuel.”  He married and lived in Lancaster Co., PA, then moved to N.C., later to S.C.  In 1772 he obtained a 300 acre land grant on Second Cr.  He transferred halves of the Second Creek grant to his two sons, Michael and Jacob Lominack (Newberry Deeds M-49).


1.  Michael Lominick, born 17 March 1747, died 1806, wife named Caty.

2.  Anna Katharina Lominick, born 31 December 1748.

3.  Jacob Lominick, born about 1749, wife named Elizabeth

4.  Daniel Lominick, born about 1751.

LEGRON, LORENTZ  (1752).  Schönau   

Lorentz Legron, also spelled Grun or Grome in the church records, is believed to have been Lorentz Grome born in Schönau on 9 February 1698, son of Johann Peter Grome and Anna Margaretha Scheid.  The family is believed to be descended from Walloons who came from Belgium to Germany seeking religious freedom.  According to the Schönau records Lorentz Legron left for America with his wife and 8 children (Hacker).  Records of the marriage and births of the children of Lorentz Legron are not found in the Schönau.  Came to SC on the Upton.  450A on headwaters of Cannons Cr.  Lawrence LeCrown, wife and 7 ch.:  Maria Sofia 25, July Elizabeth, 23, Magdalena 21, Elizabeth 18, John Adolph 14, Lawrence 12, and Frederick 4. 


1.   Tobias Legron (Weaver), born about 1725, married 22 November 1746 in Schönau, Johanna Elisabetha Hoffmann, daughter of David Hoffmann and wife, Anna Margaretha.  He migrated in 1752 to SC with his father’s family. 

2.   Maria Sofia Legron, born about 1727. 

3.   Juliana Elizabeth Legron, born about 1729, married William Stone (Newberry Deeds F-343).

4.   Maria Magdalena Legron, born about 1731, believed by some to have been the wife of John Kinard (Keinat), Sr., a son of Michael Keinat and Anna Maria Letsche.  They lived in the area of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pomaria.

5.   Elizabeth Legron, born about 1734. Her land grant on Cannons Cr. was later owned by Jacob Cappleman.

6.   John Adolph Legron, born about 1738, died 1794/1800 leaving wife Ann Mary (Newberry Deeds C-124). 

7.   Frederick Legron, born about 1748, killed as a Tory during the Rev. War (SCMAR 11:123, 1981).  

LEGRON, TOBIAS  (1752).  Schönau  

Weaver.  Eldest son of Lorenz Legron, born about 1725, married 22 November 1746 in Schönau, Johanna Elisabetha Hoffmann, daughter of David Hoffmann and wife, Anna Margaretha.  Left for America with wife and 2 ch. (Hacker).  That Tobias Legron was the eldest son of Lorenz Legron who migrated to SC at the same time as Tobias is proven in a deed of gift of land from Tobias to son, John Jacob Legone (Nby Deeds B-385).  Tobias Legron died between 1786 and 1790.   Came to SC on the Upton.  Wife and 3 ch: Frederick 5, Margaret 2 ½, and Elizabeth 3 mos.  250A on Crims Cr. next to St. Paul’s Church land, Pomaria, SC. 

Children born in Germany:

1.  August Friedrich Legrone, born 22 August 1747.

2.  Anna Margaretha Legrome, born 31 July 1750, died after 1815, married Matthias Rinehart, son of Johannes Reinhardt and Agnes Staiger. 

3.  Elizabeth Legrome, born 1752.

Children born in SC:

4.  John Adam Legrome, born about 1755, married Mary Madalene Houseal, daughter of Capt. William Frederick Houseal and Maria Elizabeth Stroman.

1.  John Jacob Legrome.

2.  John Legrome, died 1836/1840, married Agnes Hartley.  Moved to Edgefield District, and then about 1828, to Perry Co., AL.

3.  Andrew Legrome.

LEUZE, JACOB  (1749).  Eningen unter Achalm

Carpenter.  Born 25 April 1714, son of Johannes Leitzin (Farmer and Wheelwright) and Anna Maria Cuon of Eningen unter Achalm.  This is an old Eningen family with records dating back to 1584.  Jacob Leuze married on 4 November 1738 in Neuhausen/Erms, Anna Maria Schuler, daughter of Johann Georg Schuler (Carpenter) of Neuhausen/Erms.  The family disappears from the Eningen record after the birth of the last child.  They came to SC in 1749, sailing on the Ship Griffin.  Johannes Jacob Leitzinger in his bounty petition claimed a wife and 4 children.  A 300 acre land grant was on Cannons Creek near Pomaria, SC.  Jacob Leize and Jacob Leize, Jr. were petitioners in 1794 for the incorporation of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pomaria, SC. 


1.  Johann Georg Leitze, born 22 December 1739, died before 1816.  Wife named Mary.  The children of Georg Leitze settled in Barnwell District, SC, afterward several of them moved to AL, GA, FL, and MS.

2.  Michael Leitze, born 21 March 1741.

3.  Maria Dorothea Leitze, born 20 September 1742.

4.  Anna Maria Agnes (Nancy) Leitze, born 8 December 1743, married Capt. Johann Jacob Fulmer, son of Eberhard Ludwig Vollmer and Agnes Meck.  They lived in the area of Macedonia Lutheran Church, Lexington Co.

5.  Anna Maria Leitze, born 17 December 1745,

6.  Johann Jacob Leitze, born 13 November 1748, died about May 1816, married Maria Agnes Schiele, daughter of Johannes Schiele and Maria Margaretha Haupter Herrmann.

LIEBENSTEIN, JOHAN BERNARD  (1727, Pennsylvania)   Dühren

Born 1705, son of Hans Andreas Libenstein of Backhoff (Burgert).  Both parents were from villages in Canton Zurich, Switzerland.  Johan Bernard Liebenstein left Dühren in 1727 as a single man (Hacker) and arrived in Phildadelphia on the William and Sarah.  He married and lived in Lancaster Co., PA, then moved to Frederick Co., MD.  About 1750 Bernard Liebenstein moved his family to the Dutch Fork of S.C.  350A on Cannons Cr. near Prosperity, S.C.   Sons: John, Martin, and Michael, were Loyalists during the Rev. War.  In 1779, John and Martin Livingston’s names appear on Gov. Rutledge’s list of Tories with Death Warrant.


1.  Mary Magdalene Livingston, born December 1728.

2.  Juliana Livingston, born 5 May 1731.

3.  John Livingston, born 3 August 1733, died about 1799, married Anna Margaretha Sligh, daughter of John Ulrick Schleich.   In 1779 he served in GA in the company of his brother, Capt. Martin Livingston.  In 1781 he served in the Regt. of Col. Philemon Waters. 

4.  Louisa Frederica Livingston, born 19 April 1736.

5.  Capt. Martin Livingston, was Capt. of a Co. of Loyalist forces at Savannah, GA in 1779 and at Camden in 1781.  He was killed 24 April 1781 at Camden (M. J. Clark, “Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the Rev War., Vol. 1”, 1981).

6.  Michael Livingston, wife named Rosina.  In 1779, Michael Livingston was a Sergeant in the Company of his brother, Capt. Martin Livingston, in GA, and in 1781 at Camden.  He later served in the Militia under Col. Waters.

LORCH, GEORG  (1754).  Erpfingen

Farmer.  He married (1) 7 November 1741, Anna Maria Dreher Riesch, born 30 July 1703, died 12 September 1746, daughter of Hans Jerg Dreher (Wheelwright) and Anna Margaretha Riesch and widow of Johannes Thomas Riesch (Tailor).  Married (2) 17 May 1747, Anna Barbara Schweikardt, daughter of Johann Martin Schweikardt (Blacksmith) and Anna Barbara Riesch of Erpfingen.   Children: (1) Anna Maria, born 5 November 1742; and (2) Michael, born 3 October 1751.

Came to SC on the Priscilla.  Wife and 2 ch: Mary Anne 12 and Michael 3.  200A on Camping Cr.  Georg Lorch settled in the Saluda River section of Lexington County.  The son, Michael, lived until after 1830.  He married Esther Elizabeth Emmark, daughter of Andreas Emmark who had come to SC a single man on the Griffin in 1749. 

MACK, CHRISTIAN FRIDRICH  (1749).   Steinheim an der Murr

Linenweaver.  Married 7 May 1737, Agnes Barbara ___.   Child: Christoph Adam, born 2 December 1740.

Came to SC on the Griffin.   Wife and 1 child.  150A on Crims Cr.  Son, Adam Mock, inherited this land and died before 1790.  He and wife, Mathana (Magdelina?) sold the land grant of Catharine Harris on Buffalo Cr. in 1772 (Newberry Deeds H-194).  The deed says Mathana was the daughter of Catharine Harris.

MANZ, BERNHARD  (1752).  Kleinengstingen

Born 12 January 1720, son of Georg Manz, (Daylaborer) and Anna Maria Stoss of Kleinengstingen.  He married 22 October 1743, Anna Maria Röcker, daughter of Bernhard Röcker (Judge in Kleinengstingen) and Anna Maria Oberacker.  Children: (1) Michael Christoph, born 22 September 1744; (2) Anna Maria, born 25 September 1750; and (3) Johann Georg, born 29 January 1752.

Came to SC on the Caledonia.  Wife and 2 ch.: Michael 7, George 12.  200A on Camping Cr.  In 1774 Bernhard Manz was an Elder of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Newberry Deeds B-107).  He ran a mill on Cannons Cr. and moved about 1790 to Lexington County, SC.   The son, Johann Georg Manz, had wife Barbara, and also moved to Lexington County where he died before the year 1800.

MANZ, JOHAN CASPAR  (1752).  Holzelfingen 

Born 3 March 1723, son of Georg Manz (Daylaborer) and Anna Maria Stoss of Kleinengstingen.  He married November 1751 in Holzelfingen, Anna Catharina Werner, daughter of Christian Werner.  Child: Ursula, born 27 August 1750.  Came to SC on the Caledonia.  Wife and daughter, Ursula 3.  150A on Crims Cr.  This couple is believed to be the parents of Gosper Monts who married Anna Mary Minick, daughter of George Bartholomew Minick and Mary Magdalene Summer.

MARTIN, JOHANN NICHOLAS  (1754, Pennsylvania).  Herrstein

Born 15 May 1724, son of Johann Valentin Martin (Butcher) and Anna E. Schüttenhelm of Herrstein, then in the Duchy of Zweibrucken.  Married 15 February 1746 in Herrstein, Anna Catharina Schmidt, born 22 March 1722, daughter of Hanß Peter Schmidt and wife, Anna Elisabeth.  The family of Johann Nicholas Martin arrived at Philadephia in September 1754 on the Ship Barclay.  In the first years in America they moved from Pennsylvania to Anson County, NC, and then to the Dutch Fork of SC where he obtained land grant of 400 acres on Broad River in 1764 and had a 121 acre survey of 1770 on Crims Cr.   He was ordained by the Salzburger Ministers in Georgia and was one of the earliest Ministers in the Dutch Fork (R. Fritz, in History of the Lutheran Church in South Carolina, SC Synod, 1971).  He was pastor of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Charleston from 1763 to 1767, from 1774-1776, and in 1786-1787.  Before 1763, and in between the times spent in Charleston, he was minister of several churches in the Dutch Fork.  John Nicholas Martin died in Charleston on 27 July 1795.  His wife, Anna Catharina, died on 18 July 1800.  They are buried in St. John’s Lutheran Church cemetery, Charleston, SC. 

Children born in Germany:

1.   Maria Elizabetha Martin, born 29 November 1746, died 7 August 1807, married (as second wife) 10 December 1763, Daniel Strobel.  They lived in Charleston. 

2.   Anna Catharina Martin, born 21 December 1747.  Died young.

3.   Maria Margaretha Martin, born 23 November 1749.

4.   Johann Leonard Martin, born 29 January 1751, died 5 January 1827 (N.C.), married Catherine Lazenby.

5.   Anna Catharina Martin, born 19 December 1752.

6.   Johann Christian Martin, born 12 December 1753, died 5 October 1799, married (1) 3 December 1787, Esther Johns; married (2) 16 December 1781, Elizabeth Miller.  Moved with second wife to Coweta County, GA.


Children born in America:

7.   Johanna Magdalene Martin, born 1756, died 31 June 1798, married Albert Aerney Muller. 

       Lived in Charleston.

8.   John Peter Martin, born 1760, died 21 June 1832.  Wife named Catherine.

9.   John Thomas Martin, born 1762, died 1828, married 21 September 1786, Charlotte Ogier. 

      They lived in Charleston.  

10.   John Jacob Martin, born June 1763, died 17 March 1845 (N.C.), married (1) Elizabeth

        Bower; married (2) 14 May 1789, Rebecca Mary Selzer.  They lived in Charleston.



MEYER, ANDREAS  (1752).  Merklingen

Brickmason.  Born 3 June 1707, son of Ulrich Meyer (Farm laborer) and Johanna Hochstätter, married 17 November 1734, Barbara Bez.  According to the German record, went with wife and 7 children to Ebenezer (GA).   The family arrived in SC on the Caledonia.  Wife and 6 ch: Ursula 17, Worley 16, Johanna 14, Jacob 12, Barbara 6, Andrea 4.  400A on Crims Cr.



1.  Ursula Meyer, born 12 May 1735.

2.  Ulrich Meyer, born 12 September 1736, died 14 December 1803, married (1) Maria Agnes

      Geiselhardt, daughter of Johannes Geiselhardt and Anna Maria Herrmann; married (2) Ann

      Catherine Frick, daughter of Johann Thomas Frick and Anna Catharina Batzer.

3.   Johanna Meyer, born 10 September 1738.

4.   Jacob Meyer, born 21 January 1741.

5.  Barbara Meyer, born 17 July 1746, married Henry Siteman.  Henry Siteman was a Loyalist during the Rev. War and moved to Nova Scotia after the fall of Charleston.  They are buried at Lower Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia.

6.  Andreas Meyer, born 6 December 1748, wife named Magdalina.  A Loyalist during the Rev. War, he moved after the fall of Charleston to Nova Scotia.

7.  Georg Meyer, born 13 December 1750, did not survive the trip to SC.



NIEß, CUNRAD  (1752).   Bolheim

Husbandman.  Married (1) 27 November 1723 in Bolheim, Anna Danner, born about 1699, died 13 January 1744; married (2) 22 February 1745 in Bolheim, Catharina Eckhardt Ziegler, widow of Georg Ziegler from Heuchlingen.  Children by first wife: (1) Anna Catharina, born 14 April 1725; (2) Balthas, born 29 January 1728; (3) Theodorus, born 27 November 1729; (4) Dorothea, born 15 June 1732, and (5) Jacob, born 25 March 1735.  Children by second wife: (6) Knäblein, born 1746; and (7) Anna, born 12 June 1749. 

Came to SC with the second, third, and fourth children on the Elizabeth in 1752 and obtained a 250A land grant on Camping Cr. near Prosperity.  Part of this land was sold in 1786 by Baltis Niese of Mecklinburg Co., NC (Newberry Deeds D-146).  Dorothy Niese may not have married as she obtained a 100A grant near Prosperity which was sold in 1792 by Baltis Niese as next of kin (Newberry Deeds C-542)



QUATTLEBAUM, PETER   (1736, Pennsylvania).  Mülheim an der Ruhr

Born 1698 in Kettwig, Westphalia, Germany.  Married on 11 April 1723 in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Anna Barbara Von der Hutte.  Arrived in Philadelphia on the Brigantine John.  Peter Quattlebaum died 14 January 1747/1748 at Kinsingtown, PA.  At least one of the daughters and all of the sons moved to SC.



1.  Gertraud Quattlebaum, married 7 March 1746, Frantz Carl Huyet.  They came to SC in 1752 from Philadelphia traveling by ship on the Edinburgh.  Settled on Crims Cr.

2.  Maria Catharina Quattlebaum, married 31 March 1748, Johann Jacob Umstadt.

3.  Anna Barbara Quattlebaum, married 3 January 1749, Hans Eberhardt Kunkel.

4.  Mathias Quattlebaum, born about 1736.  Came to SC and settled on Crims Cr.  He married Rachel Derrin who had come to SC from Germany in 1764.  Beginning in 1786 Mathias Quattlebaum acquired large land holdings in the Dutch Fork.  He died about 1806.

5.  Johannes Quattlebaum, born 18 February 1742.  Settled in Edgefield Dist., near Leesville, SC.

6.  Peter Quattlebaum, born about 1744, died 1806, married Catherine Cappleman Sligh, daughter of Jacob Cappleman and widow of Nicholas Sligh.

7.  Johanna Quattlebaum, born 1746, died February 1748.



REINHARDT, JOHANNES  (1752).  Unterhausen

Brickmason.  Born 25 May 1714, son of Matthäus Reinhardt and Agness Knaur of Unterhausen.  Married 18 November 1734 in Unterhausen, Agnes Staiger, daughter of Hans Jerg Staiger and Ursula Zanger.  Surviving children: (1) Maria Elisabetha, born 24 November 1743; and (2) Matthäus, born 7 July 1748.  They came to SC on the Caledonia.  Wife and 2 ch.; Elizabeth 9 and Mathias 4.  200A on Cannons Cr.  Family settled on Crims Cr.  Son, Matthäus, married Anna Margaretha LeGrande, daughter of Tobias Legrande and Johanna Elizabeth Hoffmann.



REUSTER, HANß JACOB  (1752).   Stein

Born 5 March 1696 in Stein, son of Hanß Jacob Reister and Margreta Hueg.  Married (1) 9 July 1726, Christina von Sanct Leon, born about 1702, daughter of Hanß Jacob von Sanct Leon of Dürrmenz in Württemberg.  First wife died 14 February 1740 (37 years old).  The widower remarried (2) 25 July 1741, Anna Maria Brutsch, daughter of Matthias Brutsch, former resident of Gernspach, in the Rastatt district. (Hahner and Huber) 

Came to SC in 1752 on the Rowand.  Wife and 5 ch: George Jacob 21, Magdelene 12, Christian 7, Christiana 4, and Anna Barbara 2.  350A, John’s Cr. of Saluda R. in Lexington Co.  Several of the children had late Colonial grants in the Spring Hill section of the Dutch Fork.  


Surviving child by Christina von Sanct Leon:

1.  Georg Jacob Reuster, born 23 January 1730, married Katherine Reimensperger, daughter of John Jacob Reimensperger.


Children by Anna Maria Brutsch:

2.  Magdalena Reuster, born 6 June 1742, died about 1810, married Michael Eargle, son of John Michael Eargle.

3.  Christian Reuster was born about 1746 and died about 1817.  Christian Reuster’s name is not found in the Stein Church record.  His birth record was evidently omitted by the pastor or he was born while the family was living in a neighboring town.  He is said to have married Mary Ann Rinehart.  He served in Water’s Regiment of the Militia during Rev. War.

4.  Christina Reuster, born 22 December 1748.

5.  Anna Barbara Reuster, born 8 March 1751, believed to have been the wife of George Freshley.



RIESCH, JOHANNES  (1749).  Erpfingen

Born 2 October 1712, married 29 October 1737, Christina Rosina Dreher, born 10 December 1713, daughter of Hans Jerg Dreher and Anna Margaretha Riesch.  Children: (1) Anna Margaretha, born May 1739; (2) Anna Maria, born 9 December 1740; (3) Anna Barbara, born 26 August 1742; and (4) Anna, born 8 January 1745.

Wife and 4 ch.  300A on Metz br. of High Hill Cr. in Lexington Co.   The land grant was later owned by John Comalander.  The daughter, Anna Margaretha, had a late Colonial land grant on Buffalo Cr. which was sold in 1785 by Margaret Riech and husband, John Comberlander (Newberry Deeds C-14). 



SALTZER, CHRISTOPH  (1749).   Eningen unter Achalm

Dealer in lace.  Born 11 May 1719, son of Johannes Saltzer (Farmer) and Maria Barbara Wickh, married on 26 September 1741 in Eningen unter Achalm, Anna Maria Wolfart, born 19 October 1719.  Surviving child in German record: Johann Georg, born 9 January 1747 (Gerber).    Christopher Salzer made will 12 July 1765, proven 6 August 1768, mentioning an older son and a younger son, Christopher (Charleston Wills RR-247).  The family came to SC on the Griffin.  100A, Broad River near Peak, SC.  Son, Adam Saltzer, is shown on later adjacent plats as owner of the land grant of Christoph Saltzer and is found in the 1790 census of the area.  Descendants moved to Shelby Co., AL.



SCHEURER, HANS CUNRAD  (1749).  Gönningen

Shepherd.  Born 29 September 1709, son of Martin Scheurer and wife Magdalena.  He married 19 October 1735 in Gönningen, Margaretha Haffner.  Children: (1) Johann Michael, born 5 August 1736; (2) Johann Cunrad, born December 1741; and (3) Matthäus, born 21 September 1748.  All three children “in the New World.”   Ludwigsburg Protocol, 11 Feb 1752, Matthäus Scheurer to South Carolina.  (Gerber)  Came to SC on the Griffin.  Protestant of Germany (Council Journal 17(2):716).  250A on Crims Cr.



SCHIELE, JOHANNES  (1752).  Unterhausen

Johannes Schiele (Saddler), born 24 June 1711, son of Johannes Schiele and Anna Catharina Weber, married on 3 June 1738 in Unterhausen, Maria Margaretha Haupter Herrmann, born 26 January 1716, daughter of Johann Wendel Haupter (School Teacher) and Ursula Christner of Holzelfingen and widow of Matthäus Herrmann.  Came to SC on the Caledonia.  Wife and 6 ch.: Barbara 14, Elizabeth 12, Ursula about 9, John Windle about 7, Margaret about 6, and Mary Anna about 3.  400A on Crims Cr.  Surname of child listed as Barbara, age 14, was Herrmann; she was the step-daughter of Johannes Schiele and was a child of Maria Margaretha Haupter by her first husband, Matthäus Herrmann. 


1.  Elizabeth Catharina Schiele, born 21 December 1740, died about 1785, married Johann Georg Eichelberger, who came from Baden, Germany in 1752 on the Upton.

2.  Maria Ursula Schiele, born 25 January 1743, died after 1796, married (1) John Henry Koon; and married (2) (her brother-in-law) Johann Georg Eichelberger.

3.  Margaretha Schiele, born 24 October 1745, died 1830, married Martin Hough/Houk.

4.  Johann Wendel Schiele, born 7 December 1746, died about 1820, married Anna Maria Epting, daughter of Johann Adam Epting and Christina Barbara Osiander.

5.  Anna Maria Schiele, born 25 December 1750, married Johann Jacob Leitze, son of Jacob

Leuze and Anna Maria Schuler.

SCHLAISS, ULRICH  (1752).  Söhnstetten

Born 7 July 1713, son of Jörg Schlaiss (Farmer), married 4 June 1738, Anna Bohner.  Children: (1) Hans Conrad, born 8 January 1740; and (2) Anna Catharina, born 22 September 1742.  Children "with parents to Carolina."  According to Gerber the parents had a bad reputation.  (Gerber)  Family came to SC on the Elizabeth.  Wife and 2 ch: Hans Conrad 12, and Anna Catherine 10.  200A on Wateree Cr.   Members of the Slice family owned the land grant well into the 19th century indicating that the land grant came down by primogeniture law to Conrad Slice.   Conrad Slice had a 100A bounty survey in 1773 near Chapin which was later owned by son, John Slice. 

SCHLEICH, HANS ULRICH  (1752).  Wiesloch   

Born 26 March 1705, married (1) 24 August 1728, Anna Susanna Alsweiler, died 26 September  

1731; married (2) Catharina ___, died 19 January 1745; married (3) Anna Catherina ___; married (4) 18 September 1748, Anna Barbara Senck.  Came to SC on the Cunliffe.  Wife and 4 ch: Eva Catherina 18, Creda 15, John Jacob 5, and Margaretta 3.  300A on Cannons Cr.

Children by first two wives:

1.   Eva Schleich, born about 1734.

2.   Britta Schleich, born about 1737, married Rudolph Boshart, Sr., son of Felix Boshart.  A

      100 acre grant of 1761 on Broad River to Britta Sleighen was sold by L&R 5 and 6 March 1773

      by Rudolph Buzard and wife, Britta, to Joseph Fish (Charleston Deeds P-4, p. 1).

Children by Anna Barbara Senck:

3.   John Jacob Sligh, born 8 October 1747, died about 1797, wife named Christina.

4.   Anna Margaretha Sligh, born 11 July 1749, married John Livingston, son of Bernard


5.   John Phillip Sligh, born 9 April 1752, died 21 December 1818, married Christina Kinard,

      daughter of Martin Kinard, Sr. and Mary Witt.

6.   Nicholas Sligh, born about 1755, died about 1790, married Catherine Cappleman, daughter of

      Jacob Cappleman.  After his death she married secondly, Peter Quattlebaum, son of Johann

      Petter Quattlebaum.


Born 13 June 1721 in Unter Beerfelden, son of Johann Nicel Schumpert and Catharina Braner. Married 9 December 1746 in Beerfelden, Anna Christina Paulus, born 8 September 1717, daughter of Georg Paulus and Margaretha Menges of Hebstahl.  They lived in Hebstahl before migrating to America.  Jacob Schumpert died 27 August 1779 while serving in Capt. Martin Livingston’s Company of SC Royalists at Savannah, GA.

Children: (1) Georg Adam, born 23 July 1750; (2) Johann Peter, born 6 June 1753; and (3) Maria Elizabeth, born 9 October 1758.  (Hutzelman, Research of Rudolf Dietmann, Hannover, Germany).

The family came on the Brittania.  Anna Christiana 38, George Adam, John Peter 13, and Maria Elis’h 8.  250A on Stephens Cr. branch of Camping Cr. (near St. Peter’s, Piney Woods, Lutheran Church).


1.   Georg Adam Schumpert, born 23 July 1750.  100A on waters of Camping Cr.  His land grant

      was sold in 1801 by Catherine Schumpert to Joseph Weir (Nby Deeds G-158).  Catherine

      was presumably the widow of Georg Adam Schumpert.

2.   Johann Peter Schumpert, born 6 June 1753 (1 August 1753, according to tombstone), died 29

      November 1831, married Mary Elizabeth Shaffer, born 10 July 1765, died 6 January 1826,

      daughter of Frederick Shaffer and wife, Elizabeth.

3.   Maria Elizabeth Schumpert, born 9 October 1758, married William Herring.

*SCHUMPERT, JOHANN JACOB (1766).  Unterbeerfelden?

Born 16 October 1729 in Unterbeerfelden, son of Johannes and Anna Catharina Schumpert.  “Went to America 1754).

SCHWEIKARDT, JOHANNES  (1752).  Erpfingen

Weaver, born 5 March 1710, son of Hanss Georg (“Der Krumme”) Schweikardt (Farmer) and Margaretha Batzer of Erpfingen, married 7 February 1736 in Erpfingen, Anna Maria Baisch, born 19 May 1712, daughter of Michel Baisch (Weaver) and Anna Maria Binder.  Children: (1) Anna Margaretha, born 26 June 1740; (2) Johann Georg, born 13 May 1742, and (3) Maria Barbara, born 4 April 1745.

Came to SC on the Elizabeth.  Wife and 3 ch: Anna Margaret 11, John George 9, and Anna Barbara 6.  250A, Camping Cr. of Saluda R.  The son, Johann Georg Schweikardt married Angelica Haltiwanger, daughter of Jacob Halldenwanger and Anna Maria Behner.  Johann Georg Schweikardt died after 1819.

SCHWEIKARDT, JOHANNES  (1754).  Erpfingen

Blacksmith.  Born 18 December 1720, married 26 November 1742, Christina Catharina Riesch.  Children: (1) Margaretha, born 27 February 1743; and (2) Hans Martin, born 9 April 1747.

On Priscilla, 1754.  Wife and 2 ch: Margaret 12, and John Martin 7.  200A, North side of Saluda River in Lexington Co.   The son, Hans Martin, lived in the area of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Irmo, SC.  He died about 1790.

*SETZLER, JOHANN ADAM  (1766).  Ober-Sensbach

Born 11 February 1719, married 21 July 1746, Anna Christina Müller, born about 1730.  The family came to SC on the Brittania. Anna Christina 36, George Adam 15, John George 12, John Adam 10, and Ann Elizabeth 3.  400A on Second Cr.  The two older daughters had their own 100A land grants.


1.  Maria Catherina Setzler, born 27 Apr 1747, died 15 December 1833, married John Counts.

2.  Anna Christina Setzler, born 6 May 1751, married Adam Frederick Epting, son of John Adam Epting and Christina Barbara Osiander.

3.  John George Setzler, born Apr 1754.  Died young.

4.  John Adam Setzler, born 19 November 1756, wife named Barbara.

5.  George Adam Setzler, born 2 January 1761, married Anna Margaretha Leitner, daughter of Maj. Michael Leitner and Maria Beard. 

6.  Anna Elizabeth Setzler, born 24 August 1763, married William Swittenberg, son of John Swittenberg.

7.  Johann Jacob Setzler, born 26 April 1766 (in Hebstahl), died 1835, married Barbara Rikard, daughter of Lawrence Rikard and Anastasia Staudenmeyer.

*SETZLER, PETER  (1766).   Ober-Sensbach

Born 3 April 1724, brother of Johann Adam Setzler, married 28 June 1762, Anna Maria Scheuermann, born about 1737.   Child: Anna Margaretha, born 6 April 1763.

Came to SC on the Brittania.  200A, Crims Cr.  Anna Maria 29 and Anna Marg’t 3.

STAUDENMEYER, HANS  (1752).  Altheim

Butcher.  Born 19 April 1719, son of Georg Staudenmeyer (Cowherd) and Magdalena Bader.  He  married 24 November 1739 in Altheim, Anna Magdalena Finckh, born 9 April 1714 in Zähringen, daughter of Johann Georg Finckh (Farmer) and Angelica Buckh.  3 children to the New World.  (Hacker) .  Came to SC on the Caledonia.  Wife and child: Anastasia 10.  150A on Crims Cr.


1.  Anastasia (Nancy) Staudenmeyer, born 31 May 1742, died about May 1810, married Lawrence Rikard, son of Thomas Rikard.

2.  Magdalena Staudenmeyer, born 14 October 1745.   Did not survive trip to SC.

3.  Angelica Staudenmeyer, born 26 January 1750.  Did not survive trip to SC.

4.  George Stoudemire, born in SC, married Anna Margaretha Barre.


Widow of Georg Staudenmeyer (Cowherd) who died 23 June 1723.  She was the daughter of Hans Bader (Butcher) and wife, Magdalena.  She married Georg Staudenmeyer on 5 January 1717 in Sölingen and was the mother of Hans Staudenmeyer.  She went with son to the New World in 1752.  Magdalene Stoudemeyer of Wittenberg on the Caledonia.  50A on Crims Cr.  Her land grant was sold in 1776 by grandson, George Stoudemayer, to Lawrence Rikard (Newberry Deeds D-578).

STENGEL, HANS MICHAEL (1749, 1754).  Endingen

Siebmacher.  Born 9 September 1713 in Endingen, son of Hans Jacob Stengel and Anna Catharina Haller, married 28 August 1748 in Endingen to Anna Maria Merz, born 21 December 1716 in Endingen.  Before 1752 he went to “New-England“ (Gaiser). 

Shipwrecked in NC, having sailed on the “Friends Good Will“, Capt. Crawford.  Petitioned in S.C. for 150A of bounty land on 24 May 1750.  On 4 June 1751, John Michael "Shingley" got the warrant extended and changed the location to "north side of Wateree River”.  He petitioned again on 8 December 1752 with name written as John Mich Steugley and Michael Steugel.  The petition asked that his 150 acres be surveyed "above the Congrees". Stengel went back to Germany in 1753 with Hans Jerg Dreher and brought more of his countrymen to S.C. in the following year and arrived on the “Priscilla”.  According to the S.C. Colonial record Stingle brought 150 people (Council Journal, Meeting of 22 Nov 1754).  On 21 October 1762 Johannes Stengli placed a 50A tract on Saluda River in the hands of Godfrey Dreher (Miller) in trust for Stengli’s two children, Godfrey and Ann (Charleston Deeds S-2, p. 233). The deed says Godfrey Dreher was the Godfather of the son, Godfrey Stengli.

Child born in Germany:

1.  Christina Catharina Stengel, born about 1741 (not in Endingen), died 14 Nov 1752 in


Children born in SC:

2.  Ann Stingley.

3.  Godfrey Stingley, born about 1760, died about 1825.  No children.

4.  John Stingley, born. about 1762, died after 1800, married Sophia Jane Wise, born 19 April

     1769, died 11 August 1848, daughter of Johann Georg Weiss and Anna Barbara Bickley. 

     About 1842 his family moved to Attala Co., MISS.

STOCKMANN, JOHANN ENGELBERTH  (1749-Pennsylvania).  Burbach

Christened 2 December 1725 in Burbach, son of Johannes Peter Stockmann and Anna Catherina Löhr.  Married 2 July 1747 in Burbach, Anna Maria Schmidt, born 31 May 1722, daughter of Conrad Schmidt and wife, Anna Elizabeth, of Würgendorf.   Arrived October 1749 in Philadelphia, having traveled on the Ship Fane.  Moved to Frederick Co., MD, and lived there for several years, then moved to the Dutch Fork of SC.  Sold land near Pomaria, SC, in 1786 with wife Katherine, believed to be a second wife (Newberry Deeds I-30).  On this deed he is described as a Surgeon.


1.  Anna Elisabeth Stockmann, born 24 October 1748 in Burbach.

2.  Frederick Stockman, born about 1749, died about 1838, lived in LA and TX.  Married Catherine Disponet.

3.  Peter Stockman (Tanner and farmer), born about 1750, died about 1821.  He lived at Pomaria, SC and married (1) Catherine Epting Folk, daughter of John Adam Epting and Christina Barbara Osiander and widow of Jacob Folk.  Married (2) Barbara ___. 

4.  George Stockman, died before 1790, wife named Christina Barbara, thought to have been a daughter of John Kinard, Sr.  She married (2) John Weedaman; and (3) 16 September 1799 (as third wife) William Frederick Houseal.

5.  Christopher Stockman, born 1 May 1755 (in Maryland).  Served in Rev. War and afterward moved to KY.

6.  John Stockman.

7.  Henry Stockman, born 1760, died 1828, married Agnes (Nancy) Hair, daughter of Peter Heer, Sr. and Anna Maria Herrman.

SÜSS, JOHANN CHRISTOPH  (1752).  Eschelbach

Born 24 January 1711, son of the highly respected Marcus Süss and his wife Catharina of Eschelbach (Burgert).  Married 1) 14 January 1738, Maria Barbara Brecht, daughter of Johann Thomas Brecht.  Maria Barbara died 23 December 1749 and he married 2) 1 September 1750, Susanna Anhausen from Dühren.  Arrived 6 September 1752 on the Upton with wife and 3 children.  250 acre land grant on Crims Creek.

Children by Maria Barbara Brecht:

1.   Johann Jacob Süss, born 29 December 1739.  No further record.

2.   Maria Catharina Süss, born 21 February 1741.  Came to SC with father and second wife.

3.   Johann Martin Süss, born 22 February 1744, died young.

4.   Eva Catharina Süss, born 27 January 1745.  Named “Dorothy“ in the SC Colonial record. 

      “Dorothy“ Sease is said to have married Henry Tidmore.

5.   Maria Eva Catharina Süss, born 15 March 1746, died 1747.

6.   Eva Catharina Süss, born 25 November 1748, died young.

7.   Margretha Süss, born 10 December 1749, died the following day. 

Child by Susanna Anhaus born in Germany:

8.  Eva Catharina Süss, born 9 June 1751.  Came to SC with parents.

Children by Susanna Anhaus born in SC:

9.  Johann Leonard Sease, born 1754, died 8 December 1840, married Katherine Elizabeth Riser, born 7 June 1762, died 24 December 1838, daughter of Martin Riser, Sr., and Francina Kuntz (Counts).  They moved to Barnwell Dist., SC.

10.  Eve Margaret Sease, born 12 October 1756, died 30 March 1842, married 1) Nicholas Summer, born about 1754, killed February 1781 at the Battle of Fort Granby, son of Adam Summer.  She married 2) Maj. William Summer, Sr., born 19 march 1764, died 24 September 1832, brother of first husband. 

11.  John Mark Sease, born 23 April 1761, died 8 May 1822, married 1) Nancy Shirer, daughter of Conrad Shirer; married 2) Christina Barbara Shaffer, died 21 February 1839, daughter of Frederick Shaffer.

12.  Christina Sease, born 1763, died about 1800, married (as first wife) Martin Riser, born 1760, died 28 September 1844, son of Martin Riser, Sr,. and Francina Kuntz.

UTZ, ANNA MARGARETHA  (1766).  Hoffenheim 

Born 2 February 1739, daughter of Martin Utz and wife, Maria Barbara.   

Came to SC on the Brittania.  100A on Cannons Cr.  She died before 1784 with land inherited by brother, Dietrich Utz (Newberry Deeds I-220).

UTZ, JOHANN DIETRICH  (1766).  Hoffenheim

Born 13 November 1726, son of Martin Utz and wife, Maria Barbara.  He married (1) 22 February 1757, Anna Catherina Gilbert, born 25 November 1727.   He came to SC on the Brittania with ch: George Peter 8 and Maria Catherina 4.  Johann Dietrich Utz married (2) (at St. John’s Lutherran Church, Charleston, SC) on 25 November 1766 to Maria Dorothy Samblin.  150A on headwaters of Cannons Cr.   About 1783 the family moved to Edgefield Dist.  Johann Dietrich Utz died 1 January 1802 in Edgefield, SC.

Children by Anna Catherina Gilbert:

1.  George Peter Utz, born 25 March 1757, died 25 March 1829 in Edgefield.  He married Elizabeth Harling.  He served in Col. LeRoy Hammond’s Regiment during the Rev. War

2.  Maria Catherina Utz, born 1761.

Child by Maria Dorothy Samblin:

3.  Jacob Utz, born in SC, married Anna Maria Fellers, daughter of John Fellers.  Lived near Prosperity, SC.

VOLLMER, EBERHARD LUDWIG  (1752).  Unterhausen

Born 6 August 1697, son of Eberhard Volmar (Miller) and Catharina Zanger.  He was married (1) on 29 November 1719 to Catharina Schielin, born 7 February 1697, died 3 April 1728, daughter of Michael Schülin and Christina Bader; he married (2) on 23 November 1729, Agnes Meck, daughter of Jerg Meck. Eberhard Ludwig Vollmer came to SC with his second wife and their children on the Caledonia.  Wife and 4 children: Catherine 20, John 18, Jacob 9, and Mary 6 ½ .  300A on Crims Cr. 

Children of Eberhard Ludwig Vollmer and Agnes Meck:

1.  Christina Catharina Fulmer, born 9 April 1730.

2.  Johannes Fulmer, born 8 February 1733, probably died between 1800 and 1805.  His wife was named Anna Maria and most probably was a daughter of Joseph Ritter.  Johannes Fulmer owned the Ritter land grant which was adjacent the bounty grant of Eberhard Ludwig Vollmer.  Also, John Fulmer is shown as owner of the land grant of Mary Writeer which was located near Little Mountain, SC.

3.  Anna Maria Fulmer, born 22 June 1739.

4.  Johann Jakob Fulmer, born 21 January 1744, died after 1790, married Anna Maria Agnes (Mary or Nancy) Leitze, daughter of Jacob Leuze and Anna Maria Schuler.  Jacob Fulmer was a Capt. in the Militia, serving in the Regiment of Col. Philemon Waters during the Rev. War.

WALDHAUER, TOBIAS  (1738-Georgia).  Brötzingen

Born 11 March 1727, son of Andreas Waldhauer (Farmer)  and Anna Wiedmeyer of Brötzingen.  Arrived 7 October 1738 at Savannah with parents and several siblings on the ship “Two Brothers,“ Capt. William Thomason.  Tobias Walthouer had a 150 acre land grant in 1752 on Wateree Cr. near Spring Hill.  He sold this land in 1762 to Daniel Maults (Memorials 6-271).  No further record of Tobias Waldhauer in the Dutch Fork. 

WECKER, MATTHIAS  (1752).  Baiertal

Born 25 September 1717, son of Johan Caspar Wecker and Agatha Magdalana Boehm.  He married 4 June 1737, Eva Elisabeth Fuchs in Schatthausen.  Wife and five children to New Land. They came to SC on the Upton.  3 ch: Wulrath 15, Henry 12, and Matthias 9.  200A on Broad River.  After arrival in SC Matthias Wecker remarried and had additional children.  The family is given in an equity of 1835 filed by the family of John Uriah Wicker (Newberry Equities, Box 21, pkg. 3).

Children born in Germany by first wife:

1.  Hans Heinrich Wecker, born 21 March 1739, married (2) Elizabeth Cromer, daughter of Frederick Cromer and wife, Mary Sibel.  Served during Rev. War in Water’s Regiment of Militia.

2.  Matthias Wecker, born 23 November 1742, died about 1778, married Mary Sibella Ridlehuber, daughter of Simon Ridlehuber and wife, Catherine.

3.  Wolratth Wecker, born 18 April 1745.

4.  Johann Wecker, born 1747 (baptized 27 October 1747), died 1808, wife named Margaret.  Moved to LA.

5.  Johan Leonhardt Wecker, born 20 May 1750.

Children born in SC:

6.  Agnes Wicker, born 1755/1760, died August 1821, married Frederick Charles Bundrick, son of Johann Nicholas Bundrick.

1.  Lucy Wicker, born 1757, died 1814, married Conrad Suber, son of Johann Michael Zuber and Ester Margretha Hermann.

2.  Magdalena Wicker, born about 1770, married (1) as second wife, George Michael Ridlehuber, son of Simon Ridlehuber and wife, Catherine.

3.  John Uriah Wicker, died August 1808, married Catherine Sligh, daughter of John Jacob Sligh, Sr. and wife, Christina.  After his death she remarried John Peter Kinard, son of John Kinard, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth.

4.   Barbara Wicker, died after 1808.  Did not marry.

5.  Gasper Wicker, born 14 February 1772, married 3 January 1791, Mary Louisa Frye, daughter of Jacob Frye and Elizabeth Ridlehuber.

6.  Andrew Wicker, born about 1775, married Anna Barbara Metts, daughter of Henry Metts.  Moved to Pike Co., MISS.

WEINMANN, PETER  (1752).  Schönau

Left Schönau in 1752 (Hacker).  Came to SC on the Cunliffe.  Hans Peter Weyman, wife and 3 ch: Eva Susannah 16, Johanna 13, and Anna Regina 8.  250A on waters of Cannons Cr.

The daughter Eva Susannah had her own land grant which she and husband Leonard Bough sold in 1770 (Newberry Deeds C-628).  


1.  Eva Susannah Weinmann, born about 1736, married Leonard Bough and lived in Lexington Co., SC.

2.  Johanna Weinmann, born about 1739.

3.  Rachel Weinmann, born about 1744, married (1) Hans Bjorg (George) Zuber, son of Hans Michael Zuber and Anna Marie Wittman; married (2) George Egner; married (3) Gasper Piester, son of George Piester.

WEISS, ERNST FRIEDRICH  (1752).  Obermutschelbach 

Ernst Friedrich Weiss was the surviving son of Johann George Weiss of Obermutschelbach.  According to Burkett he was a Roman Catholic and had to promise that the children would be raised in the Evangelical church when he was married on 2 December 1732 to Barbara Ruf in Nöttingen.  Barbara was the daughter of Friedrich Ruf and wife Eva, of Obermutschelbach.   "With parents to the new land."  (Burkett)

The family of Ernest Frederick Wists arrived 2 October 1752 in Charleston on the Rowand.  The bounty petition was for wife and 4 ch: Maria 12, George 10, Felix 6, and Fred. 4.  300A on Saluda R. in Lexington Co. in the Macedonia Lutheran Church area.   The two oldest sons, Johann Martin and Jacob, are not listed in the bounty petition of Ernest Frederick Weiss and may have been indented servants.  Martin Wees had a 100A survey on Rocky Cr.  Johann Martin, Jacob, and Johann Philipp Weiss lived in the Charleston area.


1.  Johann Martin Weiss, born 22 August 1733, died about 1767.  Lived in Charleston.  Widow, Maria Barbara, remarried on 12 April 1767 to Charles King-Chetty of Philadelphia (St. John’s Lutheran Church Records, Charleston, SC).

2.  Jacob Weiss, born 9 October 1735, died 23 September 1781 (age 43 yrs., 11 mos., 14 dys. (St. John’s Church records).  The St. John’s Church record says that Jacob Weiss was born in Obermutschelbach.  His widow, Eve, died 3 June 1783 (49 yrs. old).

3.  Maria Salome Weiss, born 17 May 1740.

4.  Johann Georg Weiss, born 23 November 1742, died 1821, married Anna Barbara Bickley, daughter of John Bickley, Sr.  Said to have fought in Battle of King’s Mountain during the Rev. War.

5.  Johann Philipp Weiss, born 31 January 1746, died before 1777 leaving wife Salome who remarried Martin Rothmayer (St. John’s Church Records).

6.  Ernst Friedrich Weiss, born 26 February 1749, died 1817 with Mary Wise, Admr. of Estate (B. H. Holcomb, Memorialized Records of Lexington Dist.).

WERTZ, ANNA CATHARINA  (1752).  Holzelfingen

Widow of Hans Georg Wertz, who was born 20 March 1683 and died 25 April 1716.  She came to SC with her son, Jerg Heinrich Wertz.  50A on Crims Cr.

WERTZ, JERG HEINRICH  (1752).  Holzelfingen

Daylaborer, born 8 December 1708, son of Hans Georg Wertz and wife, Anna Catharina.  Married (1) 26 July 1731, Maria Barbara Sparn, born 17 August 1705, died 27 June 1751; married (2) 1752, Anna Barbara Brendlin, born 19 November 1726.  Came to SC probably on the Caledonia (bounty petition not found in Council Journal record).  150A on Crims Cr.  By Anna Barbara Brendlin there were additional children born in SC.  After the death of Jerg Heinrich Wertz, the widow, Anna Barbara, remarried John Miller.

Children by Maria Barbara Sparn:

1.  Margaretha Wertz, born 6 September 1732, married Johannes Meck (Baker) and came to SC on the Caledonia.  They lived in Charleston where he was a baker.  After his death she married (2) 2 June 1773, Christian Koklie (St. John’s Lutheran Church records, Charleston, SC).  Margaretha Meck had a 100 acre bounty grant in her married name on Crims Cr.  In 1796 she sold this grant, as Margaret Clarendon of Savannah, GA (Newberry Deeds C-1067). 

2.  Anna Maria Wertz, born July 1747.

3.  Anna Catharina Wertz, born 10 March 1750.

Children by Anna Barbara Brendlin born in SC:

1.  John Werts, Sr., born about 1757, died 15 April 1842, married Anna Catherine Hair, daughter of Peter Heer, Sr. and Anna Maria Herrmann.  Served in the Militia during Rev. War under Capt. John Adam Summer.

2.  George Henry Werts, born May 1765, died 27 November 1840, married Molly Singley, daughter of Martin Singley and Setona Regina Wagner.  Served in Militia in the Regt. of Col. Waters during the Rev. War.

3.  Barbara Werts, married Adam Bedanbugh, Sr., son of Michael Bidenbach.

WIDEMANN, GEORGE  (1752).  Scharenstetten

Weaver.  Born 21 June 1702, son of George Widemann (Farm laborer) and Maria Barbara Hözler, married (1) 8 November 1730, Ursula Huber of Grimmelfingen; married (2) 22 September 1739, Maria Federlen of Scharenstetten.  Children:  (1) Barbara, born 12 March 1732; (2) Georg, born 30 June 1733; (3) Barbara, born 10 July 1740; and (4) Anna Maria, born 12 June 1745.  Left 24 April 1752 for SC.

On Caledonia, 1752.   Wife and children: Maria 12, and Anna Maria 7.  200A on branch of Wateree Cr. of Broad R.   100A part of the grant was transferred in 1814 by Magdalena Rekert to George Rekert (B. H. Holcomb, “Memorialized Records of Lexington Dist., SC”).  The daughter, Barbara Wideman, had a 100A survey in 1773 near St. Peter’s (Piney Woods) Church.

WöSSINGER, MATTHäUS  (1752).  Darmsbach 

Cowherd in Nöttingen, son of Matthes Wössinger of Birkenfeld in Württemberg, married 9 January 1744, Margaretha Siebler, born 17 December 1719, daughter of Adam Siebler of Darmsbach and his wife Margaretha, daughter of Martin Rosswag.  "With parents in the new land."  (Burkett)  Came to SC on the Rowand.  Wife and 3 ch: Michael 8, Mathias 6, and Catherine 1 ½.  250A on Saluda River in Newberry Co.


1.  Johann Michael Wössinger, born 2 May 1744, died after 1800.  There is some evidence that his wife may have been Catherine Kleckley, daughter of Johannes Kleckley.

2.  Matthias Wössinger, born 22 March 1746, died 26 March 1816, married 2 October 1771, Lydia Ann Smith, born about 1752, died 22 November 1807, daughter of John Ulrich Smith.  Lived on waters of High Hill Cr. which land and family cemetery is now under Lake Murray.

3.  Anna Catharina Wössinger, born 9 April 1751, died about 1820, married John Kleckley, son of Johannes Kleckley.

4.  Jacob Wessinger, born about 1755 in SC, wife named Susannah.  Lived in the area of St. Andrews Church, Richland Co., SC.

ZUBER, HANS MICHAEL  (1752).  Leimen

Born about 1711 in Baiertal, married 26 August 1738 in Leimen, Anna Maria Wittman, born 13 March 1712, died 20 February 1748, daughter of Georg Wittmann and Anna Barbara Schuler of Leimen; married (2) Esther Margaretha Hermann, born 28 February 1717, daughter of Johannes Hermann and Anna Katharina Appel of Leimen.  (Frei)

Michael Saeber came to SC on the Cunliffe.  At the time of his petition there were three ch: Elizabeth 10, Hans Erick 9, and Conrad 3.  200A on Heller’s Cr.  In SC Hans Michael Zuber married Elizabeth Miller and had additional children.  Elizabeth Miller, a widow, had come to SC in 1752 on the same ship with Hans Michael Zuber.

Children by Anna Maria Wittman:

1.  Elisabetha Zuber, born 3 September 1741.

2.  Hans Georg  Zuber, born 28 April 1743, died October 1783, was first husband of Rachel Weinmann, daughter of Peter Weinmann.  After his death Rachel Zuber remarried (2) George Egner; and (3) Gasper Piester. 

3.  Eva Barbara Zuber, born 17 January 1745.

Children by Esther Margaretha Hermann:

3.  Conrad Suber, born 8 October 1749, died May 1814, married Lucy Wicker, daughter of Matthias Wecker.  Both are buried in Suber Cemetery #1.

4.  Wolrath Zuber, born 23 January 1752.

Children by Elizabeth Miller:

5.  John Suber, born 1756, died 14 October 1827, wife named Barbara.  Buried in Suber Cemetery #4.

6.  John Uriah Suber, born 26 December 1761, died 6 July 1832, married Catharine Ruff.  Both buried in Suber-Glymph Cemetery.


Annette Kunselman Burgert: “Eighteenth Century Emigrants from German-Speaking Lands to North America, Vol. 1: The Northern Kraichgau.”  (1983)  Kutztown Publishing Co., Kutztown, PA.

Brigette Burkett: “Emigrants from Baden and Württemberg in the Eighteenth Century, Vol. 1.”   (1996)  Picton Press,  Camden, Maine.

Kurt Frei: "Familien in Leimen, Rhein-Neckarkreis, 1677-1900."  Reihe B der Deutschen Ortssippenbücher, Band 137.  (1996)  Leimen, Germany

Dieter Gaiser. “Ortsfamilienbuch Endingen 1600-1940” Zollernalbkreis.  Reihe A der Deutschen Ortssippenbücher, Band 355. (2005) Balingen-Endingen, Germany.

Werner Hacker: “Eighteenth Century Register of Emigrants from Southwest Germany (to American and other countries).”  (1984)  Closson Press, Apollo, Pennsylvania.

Ernst Hahner and Konstantin Huber: "Ortsfamilienbuch Stein, Gemeinde Königsbach-Stein (Enzkreis)."  Reihe A der Deutschen Ortssippenbücher, Band 288.  (2002)  Pforzheim, Germany.

Thomas H. Hutzelman, “Immigrants to America from Beerfelden Parish, County of Erbach, Germany”, National Genealogical Society Quarterly 78:213-220, 1990.

Otto-Günter Lonhard:  “Familienbuch der Stadt Blaubeuren, 1638-1780.”  (2004)  Pforzheim, Germany.

Seemüller, Georg: “Eningen unter Achalm. Familienbuch von 1386 bis 1800. Bd. 2:
Eninger Familien M-Z.” (2000)  Eningen unter Achalm, Germany.

Donald H. Yoder: “Emigrants from Württemberg: The Adolf Gerber Lists.”  The Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, Vol. 10, 1945, pp. 103-237.


Altheim 89174, Landkreis Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Baiertal, 69168 Wiesloch, Landkreis Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Blaubeuren  89143, Landkreis Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Bolheim 89542, Landkreis Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg

Brötzingen 75179 Pforzheim, Stadtkreis Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg

Burbach 57299, Landkreis Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Darmsbach, 75196 Remchingen, Landkreis Enzkreis, Baden-Württemberg

Dettingen am Albuch,  89547Gerstetten, Landkreis Heidenheim, Baden-Württemberg

Endingen, 72336 Balingen-Endingen, Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Württemberg-

Dühren, 74889 Sinsheim, Landkreis Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Eningen unter Achalm 72800, Landkreis Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg

Erpfingen, 72820 Sonnenbühl, Landkreis Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg

Eschelbach, 74889 Sinsheim, Landkreis Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Ettenstatt 91796, Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Bayern

Gönningen, 72770 Reutlingen, Landkreis Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg

Hebstahl, Erbach 65343, Landkreis Odenwald-Kreis, Hessen

Heilbronn 74196, Baden-Württemberg

Herrstein 55756, Landkreis Birkenfeld, Rheinland-Pfalz

Hoffenheim, 74889 Sinsheim, Landkreis Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Holzelfingen, 72805 Lichtenstein, Landkreis Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg

Hornbach 66500, Landkreis Südwestpfalz,  Rheinland-Pfalz

Kleinengstingen, 72829 Engstingen, Landkreis Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg

Leimen 69181, Landkreis Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Machtolsheim, 89150 Laichingen, Landkreis Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Mägerkingen, 72818 Trochtelfingen, Landkreis Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg

Merklingen  89188, Landkreis Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Mörzheim, 76829 Landau in der Pfalz, kreisfreie Stadt, Rheinland-Pfalz

Mülheim an der Ruhr 45468, kreisfreie Stadt, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Neckartenzlingen  72654, Landkreis Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg

Oberhausen, 72805 Lichtenstein, Landkreis Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg

Obermutschelbach, 76307 Karlsbad, Landkreis Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg

Ober-Sensbach, 64759 Sensbachtal, Landkreis Odenwald-Kreis, Hessen

Ottersheim 76879, Landkreis Germersheim, Rheinland- Pfalz

Pfullingen 72793, Landkreis Reutlingen, Baden Württemberg

Rethwisch 18211, Landkreis Bad Doberan, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Rötenberg, 78733 Aichhalden, Landkreis Rottweil, Baden-Württemberg

Sankt Julian-Obereisenbach, 66887, Landkreis Kusel, Rheinland-Pfalz

Scharenstetten, 89160 Dornstadt,  Landkreis Alb-Donau-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Schönau 69250, Landkreis Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Söhnstetten, 89555 Steinheim am Albuch, Landkreis Heiden-heim,  Baden-Württemberg

Sontheim an der Brenz 89567, Landkreis Heidenheim, Baden- Württemberg

Stein, 75203 Königsbach-Stein, Landkreis Enzkreis, Badn-Württemberg

Steinfeld 76889, Landkreis Südliche Weinstraße, Rheinland-Pfalz

Steinheim an der Murr 71711, Landkreis Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg

Undingen, 72820 Sonnenbühl, Landkreis Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg

Unterauerbach, 76307 Karlsbad, Landkreis Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg

Unterhausen, 72805 Lichtenstein, Landkreis Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg

Wiesloch 69168, Landkreis Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Baden- Württemberg

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