Family:Hans Blanckenbuhler and Anna Schon (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? 1680 Villingen, Baden, Germany
Alt Marriage[1] 2 Nov 1680 Neuenbürg, Germany
Children
BirthDeath
1.
02 Jan 1681/82 Neuenburg, Germany
2.
bef. 1772 Culpeper, VA
3.
29 Decamber 1684 Neuenberg
1763 VA
4.
5.
1688-1691 Neuenberg
28 Decamber 1762 Culpeper, VA


Descendants of Johann Thomas Blanckenbühler


Generation No. 1

1. JOHANN THOMAS2 BLANCKENBÜHLER (MATTHIAS1) was born 1660 in Germany, and died Bet. 1687 - 1691. He married ANNA BARBARA SCHÖN 02 Nov 1680 in Neuenbürg, Germany, daughter of QUIRINUS SCHÖN and MARIA ???. She was born 29 Sep 1664 in Neuenburg, Kraichtal, Baden, Germany.

Notes for JOHANN THOMAS BLANCKENBÜHLER: From "Germanna History", Notes: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~george/johnsgermnotes/germhis3.html


Anna Barbara Schön was born there on 29 Sept 1664. Her father was Quirin(us) Schön(e) and her mother was Maria Barbara, maiden name unknown. The letters in the parenthesis indicate spelling variations sometimes found in the records. Besides Anna Barbara, we know of three other children for a total of four:


Anna Barbara Schön, b. 29 Sept 1664 Peter Matthaeus Schön, b. 31 Aug 1667 Maria Barbara Schön, b. 17 July 1671, d. 3 March 1679 Jerg Martin Schön, b. 10 Jan 1682

The father died 17 May 1683 not long after the birth of the last child. Anna Barbara Schön, barely past her sixteenth birthday, married Johann Thomas Blanckenbühler on 2 Nov 1680 in Neuenbürg. He was the son of Matthias and Margaretha ( ? ) Blanckenbühler. This Matthias, a weaver, died 11 Aug 1691 at age 70 in Neuenbürg.

Four children of Anna Barbara (Schön) and Johann Thomas Blanckenbühler were baptized in Neuenbürg:


Hans Niclas Blanckenbühler, b. 2 Jan 1682 Hans Balthasar Blanckenbühler, b. April 1683 Hans Matthias Blanckenbühler, b. 29 Dec 1684 Anna Maria Blanckenbühler, b. 5 May 1687

When the fourth child was born, Anna Barbara was only twenty-two and a-half years old. As we will see, she certainly had a full life.

Three of the four children above are immediately recognized as Germanna 1717 immigrants. One of the surprises in the church records is that they showed that the fourth child, Anna Maria, was also a Germanna immigrant. But there were lots of other surprises also.

The name Blanckenbühler became many names in the colonies. Citing a few of them, there are: Blankenbaker, Blankenbeker, Blankenbeckler, Blankenbecler, Pickler, Bickler, Blank, Blanken and Baker.



Nr.60:

After the birth of Anna Maria Blanckenbühler in 1687, there is a gap in the church records of a few years. The mostly likely cause was war, probably due to an invasion by the French. During such periods, the pastors often took the church books to a more remote location (and perhaps took himself also). When the church books resume, we find that Anna Barbara (Schön) Blanckenbühler married Johann Jacob Schluchter on 2 Nov 1691. Herr Schluchter acquired a ready made family of four step-children aged four to nine years.

Johann Jacob Schluchter was born about 1652 and some records indicate he was from "Hollsultz". He died 13 Feb 1698 so Anna Barbara was left as a widow for the second time when she was 34 years old. Her family had grown by the addition of Henerich Schluchter, born 7 May 1697.

Four years later, Anna Barbara married her third husband, Cyriacus Fleischmann on 5 Mar 1701 in Neuenbürg. Cyriacus is noted as "of Klings" and his father was Weltin Fleischmann. Three children were born to Anna Barbara and Cyriacus in Neuenbürg:


Maria Catharina Fleischmann, b. 8 Mar 1702 (presumably she died young) Maria Catharina Fleischmann, b. 26 Jan 1704 Hans Peter Fleischmann, b. 10 April 1708

At the birth of Hans Peter, Anna Barbara has seven living children with a spread of 26 years in their ages.

Anna Maria Blanckenbühler was the first child to marry. On 18 Nov 1711 in Neuenbürg, at the age of 24, she married Johann Thomas, the son of Albrecht Thomas. They had three children born in Neuenbürg:


Hans Wendel Thomas, b. 17 April 1712 Ursula Thomas, b. 8 May 1714, d. same day Anna Magdalena Thomas, b. 24 Nov 1715

Johann Nicholas Blanckenbühler married Apollonia Käffer in Neuenbürg on 6 May 1714. Two children were born in Neuenbürg:


Maria Barbara Blanckenbühler, b. 22 Dec 1714, d. the next day Zacharias Blanckenbühler, b. 21 Oct 1715

The father of Apollonia was Wolfgang Käffer who seems to have originated in the region of Ansbach, some distance to the east. Apparently he lived in Zaberfeld, Kreis Heilbronn, Württemburg for a brother of Apollonia, Jerg Niclas Käffer was born there 20 Jul 1701. Wolfgang died on 8 Aug 1728 in Zaberfeld. His wife was Elisabetha.

The day after Johann Nicholas Blanckenbühler married, Johann Mattheus Blankenbühler, tailor, married Anna Maria Mercklin on 7 May 1714 in Oberderdingen, Württemburg. Anna Maria was born 12 March 1693 in Oberderdingen to Hannes Jacob Mercklin and Königunda ( ? ). Mattheus and Anna Maria may have lived in Oberderdinger for that is where the birth of one child is recorded:


Hannes Jerg Blanckenbühler, b. --Feb 1715. [Some of the details of this paragraph are courtesy of Mrs Jean Strand.]

No marriage has been found in Germany for Hans Balthasar Blanckenbühler though when he stepped off the ship in Virginia he had a wife but no children.


Notes for ANNA BARBARA SCHÖN: From "Germanna History", Notes:

Nr.60:

After the birth of Anna Maria Blanckenbühler in 1687, there is a gap in the church records of a few years. The mostly likely cause was war, probably due to an invasion by the French. During such periods, the pastors often took the church books to a more remote location (and perhaps took himself also). When the church books resume, we find that Anna Barbara (Schön) Blanckenbühler married Johann Jacob Schluchter on 2 Nov 1691. Herr Schluchter acquired a ready made family of four step-children aged four to nine years.

Johann Jacob Schluchter was born about 1652 and some records indicate he was from "Hollsultz". He died 13 Feb 1698 so Anna Barbara was left as a widow for the second time when she was 34 years old. Her family had grown by the addition of Henerich Schluchter, born 7 May 1697.

Four years later, Anna Barbara married her third husband, Cyriacus Fleischmann on 5 Mar 1701 in Neuenbürg. Cyriacus is noted as "of Klings" and his father was Weltin Fleischmann. Three children were born to Anna Barbara and Cyriacus in Neuenbürg:


Maria Catharina Fleischmann, b. 8 Mar 1702 (presumably she died young) Maria Catharina Fleischmann, b. 26 Jan 1704 Hans Peter Fleischmann, b. 10 April 1708

At the birth of Hans Peter, Anna Barbara has seven living children with a spread of 26 years in their ages.

Anna Maria Blanckenbühler was the first child to marry. On 18 Nov 1711 in Neuenbürg, at the age of 24, she married Johann Thomas, the son of Albrecht Thomas. They had three children born in Neuenbürg:


Hans Wendel Thomas, b. 17 April 1712 Ursula Thomas, b. 8 May 1714, d. same day Anna Magdalena Thomas, b. 24 Nov 1715

Johann Nicholas Blanckenbühler married Apollonia Käffer in Neuenbürg on 6 May 1714. Two children were born in Neuenbürg:


Maria Barbara Blanckenbühler, b. 22 Dec 1714, d. the next day Zacharias Blanckenbühler, b. 21 Oct 1715

The father of Apollonia was Wolfgang Käffer who seems to have originated in the region of Ansbach, some distance to the east. Apparently he lived in Zaberfeld, Kreis Heilbronn, Württemburg for a brother of Apollonia, Jerg Niclas Käffer was born there 20 Jul 1701. Wolfgang died on 8 Aug 1728 in Zaberfeld. His wife was Elisabetha.

The day after Johann Nicholas Blanckenbühler married, Johann Mattheus Blankenbühler, tailor, married Anna Maria Mercklin on 7 May 1714 in Oberderdingen, Württemburg. Anna Maria was born 12 March 1693 in Oberderdingen to Hannes Jacob Mercklin and Königunda ( ? ). Mattheus and Anna Maria may have lived in Oberderdinger for that is where the birth of one child is recorded:


Hannes Jerg Blanckenbühler, b. --Feb 1715. [Some of the details of this paragraph are courtesy of Mrs Jean Strand.]

No marriage has been found in Germany for Hans Balthasar Blanckenbühler though when he stepped off the ship in Virginia he had a wife but no children.


Children of JOHANN BLANCKENBÜHLER and ANNA SCHÖN are:

  • i. JOHANN NICHOLAS3 BLANCKENBÜHLER, b. 02 Jan 1681/82, Neuenbürg, Germany; d. Abt. 1743, Culpeper County, Virginia; m. MARIA APPOLONIA KÄFFER, 06 May 1714, Neuenburg, Baden, Germany; b. Abt. 1690, Ansbach region of Mittelfranken, Germany.

Notes for JOHANN NICHOLAS BLANCKENBÜHLER: John Nicholas Blankenbaker was one of the German immigrants that came to Germanna Colony in 1717, in Culpeper County, Virginia.


From "Germanna History", Notes:

Johann Nicholas Blanckenbühler married Apollonia Käffer in Neuenbürg on 6 May 1714. Two children were born in Neuenbürg:

Maria Barbara Blanckenbühler, b. 22 Dec 1714, d. the next day Zacharias Blanckenbühler, b. 21 Oct 1715


  • ii. HANS BALTHASAR BLANCKENBÜHLER, b. Apr 1683, Neuenbürg, Germany; d. 1773, Virginia; Stepchild; m. ANNE MARGARET ???; b. Abt. 1685; d. Aft. 1772, Virginia.

Notes for HANS BALTHASAR BLANCKENBÜHLER: Balthasar Blankenbaker was one of the original 1717 colonists to Germanna Colony, Culpeper County, Virginia. (Germanna Record No. 6, p. 16)

Historian John W. Wayland says "1759 Pallas Blankenbaker, Brumfield (?) Parish, Co. of Culpeper, leaves behind his beloved dtr. Elizabeth, wife of Adam Wayland, 160 acres of land in Culpeper County, witnesses, Jas. Barbour, Wm. Kirtley, Christopher Blankenbaker. Book 0, pg. 244.

  • iii. HANS MATTHIAS BLANCKENBÜHLER, b. 29 Dec 1684, Neuenbürg, Germany.
  • iv. ANNA MARIA BLANKENBAKER, b. 1687, Neuenbürg, Germany; m. (1) JOHN THOMAS, 18 Nov 1711, Germany; b. 30 Dec 1685, of Neuenbuerg, Germany; d. Bet. 1720 - 1721; m. (2) WOLFF MICHAEL "MICHAEL" KÄFER, Abt. 1721, Virginia; b. Abt. 1695, Ansbach region of Mittelfranken, Germany; d. Abt. 17 Nov 1768, Culpeper (now Madison) County, Virginia.

Notes for JOHN THOMAS: From "Germanna History", Notes: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~george/johnsgermnotes/germhs58.html

Continuing with the family of Michael Thomas, Margaret was a daughter who married Everhard Hupp. Some say the marriage took place about 1768, probably in Culpeper County, Virginia. The will of Philip Hoop (Hupp) is recorded on pages 264-5 of Will Book A of Culpeper County. It was dated in April of 1761 and proved in the fall of that year. The executors of the will were the wife, Elizabeth, and Henry Aylor. Henry married a daughter of John Thomas, Sr., and Anna Maria Blankenbaker. Michael Thomas was a son of Anna Maria Blankenbaker Thomas. About 1770 several members of the Hupp family moved to southwest Pennsylvania in the general vicinity of Redstone Fort. One fix on the time they moved is that Everhart and John Hupp deeded away land in Culpeper County in 1769.


Nr. 1445: The immigrant John Thomas, Sr., (who had married Anna Maria Blankenbaker) had four children which we know, because Anna Maria's second husband, Michael Kaefer, left a very complete will which named his stepchildren as well as his own children. The four children were:

John, Jr.; Anna Magdalena; Margaret; and Michael. In the preceding notes, we have talked a lot about the children of Michael, where we have mentioned a few of his purported twenty-five children. We believe that we know the four children of John, Jr., who were: Susanna (m. Jacob Holtzclaw), Mary (m. Joseph Holtzclaw), Mary Barbara (m. Jacob Blankenbaker), and Elizabeth (m. John Railsback). There may have been a fifth child, possibly a son, Michael. We know the families of the two daughters of John, Sr., best of all. It took us a long time to find the husband of Margaret, but he was Henry Aylor.(?)

Notes for WOLFF MICHAEL "MICHAEL" KÄFER: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/4803/Kaifer.htm

Wolff Michael Kaefer (aka Michael Kaifer) (Reference # 770 & 774 & 794 & 798) was born c1695 in the Ansbach region of Mittelfranken, Germany and died c17 November 1768 in the part of Culpeper Co., Virginia that is now Madison Co. He married Anna Maria Blanckenbuhler (Reference # 771 & 775 & 795 & 799) c1721 in Virginia. She was christened 5 May 1687 at Neuenburg, Baden, Germany. For further information on her ancestors see the Blanckenbuhler/Blankenbaker Family. Anna Maria Blanckenbuhler had first married Johannes Thoma (30 December 1685-c1720 or 1721) 18 November 1711 at Neuenburg, Baden, Germany. Anna Maria Blanckenbuhler and both of her husbands were members of the 1717 Colony at Germanna. Children of Anna Maria Blanckenbuhler and Johannes Thoma:

Hans Wendel Thomas b. 17 April 1712 at Neuenburg, Baden, Germany Ursula Thomas b. 8 November 1714 at Neuenburg, Baden, Germany d. 8 November 1714 at Neuenburg, Baden, Germany Anna Magdelena Thomas b. 24 November 1715 at Neuenburg, Baden, German m. Michael Smith, Jr. Margaret Thomas b. c1718 at VA m. Henry Coller Michael Thomas b. c1720 at VA Children of Anna Maria Blanckenbuhler and Wolff Michael Kaefer: Dorothea Kaifer b. c1717 d. before 1775 m. John Clore (c1704-c1785) at VA Elizabeth Kaifer m. Adam Gaar Mary Kaifer m. Hans George Utz ( -c21 August 1766 when his will was probated) and had the following children: George Utz; Michael Utz ( -c1790); Margaret Utz; and Barbara Utz Barbara Kaifer m. John Weaver (c1728-) at VA Margaret Kaifer m. Nicholas Crigler ( -before 19 October 1789 when his estate probated) and had the following children: Elizabeth Crigler (8 August 1750-); Aron Crigler (9 July 1756-); Margaret Crigler (8 March 1759-); Nicholas Crigler, Jr. (14 April 1762-); Susanna (13 February 1764-); Anna Crigler (16 December 1768-); Abraham Crigler (3 June 1771-); Jacob Crilger (twin); and Ludwig Crigler (twin). *See the Weber/Weaver Family for further information on Nicholas Crigler's ancestry.


  • v. JOHANN MATTHEUS BLANKENBÜHLER, b. WFT Est. 1688-1691, Neuenbürg, Germany; d. Abt. 1763; m. ANNA MARIA MERCKLIN, 07 May 1714, Oberderdingen, Württemburg, Germany.

Notes for JOHANN MATTHEUS BLANKENBÜHLER: From "Germanna History", Notes:

The day after Johann Nicholas Blanckenbühler married, Johann Mattheus Blankenbühler, tailor, married Anna Maria Mercklin on 7 May 1714 in Oberderdingen, Württemburg. Anna Maria was born 12 March 1693 in Oberderdingen to Hannes Jacob Mercklin and Königunda ( ? ). Mattheus and Anna Maria may have lived in Oberderdinger for that is where the birth of one child is recorded:


Hannes Jerg Blanckenbühler, b. --Feb 1715.

References
  1. Blankenbaker, John (e-mail: john@@germanna.com). Germanna History.