Family:Johan Wilhoit and Walburga Weber (1)

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Generation No. 1

1. JOHANN CHRISTIAN2 WILHOIT (JOHANN MICHAEL1 WILLHEIT) was born 01 Jul 1713 in Schwaigern, Germany, and died 04 Oct 1776 in Madison County, Virginia. He married WALBURGA WEAVER Bef. 1737 in Virginia, daughter of PHILIPP WEBER and SUSANNA CLORE. She was born Abt. 1717 in perhaps at sea, and died Aft. 1776.

Notes for JOHANN CHRISTIAN WILHOIT: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wayland/wayland/pafg05.htm#1280

Johann Christian WILHOIT was born on 1 Jul 1713 in Schwaigern, , , Germany and was christened on 13 Dec 1715. He died on 4 Oct 1776 in Madison, Madison Co., Virginia. Johann married Walburga WEAVER in , , Virginia.

I have the 10 children of John listed, courtesy of Harriet Crisler, 2843 So. Daniels, Heber City, UT 84032. John's wife was given as Margaret Weaver, but John Blankenbaker pointed out that this is not true:

"Just the simplest of time lines shows that Margaret Weaver could not be true. She would be younger than some of her children.

The true facts were worked out in an article in Beyond Germanna, v. 6, n.3 (May 1994). A summary is provided here.

John Willheit and wife Burga attended the Hebron Lutheran Church in Culpeper Co., VA on Easter Sunday in 1776. They appear in the list of communicants. The names adjacent to John and Burga were George Utz, Sr.(son of the 1717 immigrant), wife Mary (Kaifer) and Henry Aylor, wife Anna Margaret. Henry Aylor was born in 1718 and the other three were thought to have been born in the 1720's. Thus John Willheit was probably the son, born 1713, of the immigrant Michael Willheit. Usually people sat with others of the same age. Also, the grandsons of Michael Willheit who were named John had wives whose names do not suggest the name Burga.

On the first Sunday after Easter in 1778, the name Burga Wilheit was recorded again in the church Register confirming that the name really did exist. The name Burga is unusual at the Hebron Lutheran Church. Burga is, of course, a nickname for Walburga or Waldburga. In the Virginia records there is one other record of a similar name. The list of fifty imported Germans which Spotswood used to partial payment for a patent of land includes the family, Joseph Wever, Susannna Wever, Hans Frederick Wever, Maria Sophia Wever, and Wabburie Wever. Except for the name Wabburie, the family is known in Germany. This suggests that Wabburie was born in 1717, at sea or, at least, in transit from Germany. Wabburie is another nickname for Walburga.

So we have these facts: John Willheit married Burga (i.e., Walburga). The only Walburga in the Second Colony is Walburga Wever (Weaver). He was born in 1713 and she was born in 1717.

The Hans Frederick Wever, above, was actually Hans Dietrich Wever (from the German records). The Dietrich became Dieter, Teter, Peter. Thus Walburga Weaver was a sister of Peter Weaver, the 1717 immigrant, and not the granddaughter of Peter.

Mrs. Wever was Susanna Klaar, the sister of Michael Klaar (Clore). Joseph Wever died early on in Virginia though his arrival in Virginia is recorded. Susanna married Jacob Crigler and, after he died, she married Nicholas Yager.

The name Wever is often rendered as Weber or in America as Weaver.

John Blankenbaker Beyond Germanna PO Box 120 Chadds Ford, PA 19317 http://www.wp.com/germanna/ http://www.concentric.net/~sgtgeorg/germhist.shtml"

Walburga WEAVER [Parents] "Burga" was born in 1717. She died after 1776. Burga married Johann Christian WILHOIT in , , Virginia.

John Willheit and wife Burga attended the Hebron Lutheran Church in Culpeper Co., VA on Easter Sunday in 1776. They appear in the list of communicants. Therefore, she died after this date. John died soon after in 1776. "Burga" is the sister of the immigrant Peter Weaver # 6787. Last name may be "Weber" but may have become "Weaver" after arrival in Virginia.

The five hundred and eighty-fifth note in a series on the Germanna Colonies

Recent notes on the list have given some names and relationships which I do not believe are true. One note said that the wife of Johann Michael Willheit, early Germanna immigrant, was Mary Blankenbaker which is definitely false. His wife was Anna Maria Hengsteller and she was the mother of all of Michael's children.

The senior Willheits had a son John who married Walburga Weaver. Often her name is given as Margaret or Peggy which is not correct. At the Hebron church she was known as Burga. This, and her nickname as a headright, suggest strongly that her formal name was Walburga which is also sometimes spelled as Waldburga. Her birth is not recorded in the German records yet she was living at the time of importation. Very probably she was born at sea; the age of her parents and siblings suggests that it would be natural. She had a brother, slightly older, who became known as Peter Weaver. Her father was Joseph Weaver and her mother was Susanna Clore who later married Jacob Crigler and Nicholas Yager.

Nicholas Wilhoit, the son of John and Walburga in the preceding paragraph, married Mary Margaret Fisher, not Elizabeth Fisher or Mary Elizabeth Fisher. Nicholas and his wife have mentions in the Hebron church records in the Robinson River Valley where her name appears as Mary and as Margaret. This was not unusual as several cases similar to this are known in the church records. The odds are in favor of the name sequence being Mary Margaret (as opposed to Margaret Mary) since Mary is more popular as a first name than Margaret.

It has been said here recently that Michael Souther married a Mary Fisher. I would not argue against this but I would claim that she is not a daughter of Lewis Fisher and Anna Barbara Blankenbaker. An analysis that I have done of the children of Lewis and Anna Barbara clearly suggests there was no daughter Mary except for the Mary Margaret who married Nicholas Wilhoit, see the paragraph above.

Here is an idea to think about. In the Orange County tithe list in 1739, there were two Lewis Fishers, one of whom lived north of the Robinson River and one of whom lived south of the river. In the baptism of Zimmermann children in Sulzfeld, one set of sponsors is Ludwig and Anna Barbara Fischer (as found and reported by Margaret James Squires). While this couple would be too old to be the Lewis and Anna Barbara that we commonly know in Virginia, the Sulzfeld couple might be the parents of the Lewis Fisher. The senior Lewis may have had more children than Lewis, Jr. and the nephews and nieces of Lewis, Jr. may be confused with his own children. Nothing is proven here yet but I pass along these ideas and facts for someone who wishes to search in more detail.

Finally, a few correct spellings are Baden, Württemberg or Wuerttemberg, and Schwaigern.

John Blankenbaker, PO Box 120, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 Beyond Germanna, A Newsletter/Journal of Germanna Information http://www.germanna.com/

In another note, John answered:

">Nicholas was the son of Johannes WILLHEIT (John >> WILHOIT/WILHOITE) Walburga (Waldburga) Margaret P. WEAVER.

There is no valid source for saying that her full name was Walburga Margaret P. Weaver. One record calls her Wabburie and other records call her Burga. Margaret and the P. are dreams."

They had the following children:

  F i Mary WILHOIT 
  F ii Susanna WILHOIT 
  M iii Nicholas WILHOIT 
  F iv Margaret WILHOIT 
  F v Rosina WILHOIT 


Notes for WALBURGA WEAVER:


Some accounts claim that John Wilhoit's wife was Margaret "Peggy" Weaver, not Walburga. The following e-mail, written by John Blankenbaker, author of "Beyond Germanna" refutes this claim and proves that John Wilhoit's wife was Walburga Weaver:

The three hundred and nineteenth note is a series on the Germanna Colonies > > A recent note spoke of John Wilhoit and his wife Margaret "Peggy" Weaver. > John Wilhoit was the son of Johann Michael Willheit and his wife Anna Maria > Hengsteler. Margaret "Peggy" Weaver was said to be the daughter of Peter > Weaver and Mary B. Huffman. (The source for this may have been Germanna > Record 13, page 50.) > > Just the simplest of time lines shows that the above statement concerning > Margaret Weaver could not be true. She would be younger than some of her > children. > > The true facts were worked out in an article in Beyond Germanna, v. 6, n.3 > (May 1994). A summary is provided here. > > John Willheit and wife Burga attended the Hebron Lutheran Church in Culpeper > Co., VA on Easter Sunday in 1776. They appear in the list of communicants. > The names adjacent to John and Burga were George Utz, Sr.(son of the 1717 > immigrant), wife Mary (Kaifer) and Henry Aylor, wife Anna Margaret. Henry > Aylor was born in 1718 and the other three were thought to have been born in > the 1720's. Thus John Willheit was probably the son, born 1713, of the > immigrant Michael Willheit. Usually people sat with others of the same age. > Also, the grandsons of Michael Willheit who were named John had wives whose > names do not suggest the name Burga. > > On the first Sunday after Easter in 1778, the name Burga Wilheit was > recorded again in the church Register confirming that the name really did > exist. The name Burga is unusual at the Hebron Lutheran Church. Burga is, of > course, a nickname for Walburga or Waldburga. In the Virginia records there > is one other record of a similar name. The list of fifty imported Germans > which Spotswood used to partial payment for a patent of land includes the > family, Joseph Wever, Susannna Wever, Hans Frederick Wever, Maria Sophia > Wever, and Wabburie Wever. Except for the name Wabburie, the family is known > in Germany. This suggests that Wabburie was born in 1717, at sea or, at > least, in transit from Germany. Wabburie is another nickname for Walburga. > > So we have these facts: John Willheit married Burga (i.e., Walburga). The > only Walburga in the Second Colony is Walburga Wever (Weaver). He was born > in 1713 and she was born in 1717. > > The Hans Frederick Wever, above, was actually Hans Dietrich Wever (from the > German records). The Dietrich became Dieter, Teter, Peter. Thus Walburga > Weaver was a sister of Peter Weaver, the 1717 immigrant, and not the > granddaughter of Peter. > > Mrs. Wever was Susanna Klaar, the sister of Michael Klaar (Clore). Joseph > Wever died early on in Virginia though his arrival in Virginia is recorded. > Susanna married Jacob Crigler and, after he died, she married Nicholas Yager. > > The name Wever is often rendered as Weber or in America as Weaver. > John Blankenbaker > Beyond Germanna > PO Box 120 > Chadds Ford, PA 19317 > http://www.wp.com/germanna/ > http://www.concentric.net/~sgtgeorg/germhist.shtml


Children of JOHANN WILHOIT and WALBURGA WEAVER are:

  • i. MARY3 WILHOIT, b. Abt. 1737, prob. Culpeper County, Virginia; d. Bef. 1800; m. JOHN "BLIND JOHN" YAGER, 1757; b. 15 Sep 1732, Virginia; d. 17 Aug 1826.
  • ii. EVA WILHOIT, b. WFT Est. 1738-1752, prob. Culpeper County, Virginia; m. BERNHARD FISCHER.
  • iii. SUSANNA WILHOIT, b. Abt. 1740, prob. Culpeper County, Virginia; m. NICHOLAUS YAGER, Abt. 1758; b. 1735, Culpeper County, Virginia; d. 1781, Culpeper County, Virginia.
  • iv. DANIEL WILHOIT, b. WFT Est. 1742-1757, prob. Culpeper County, Virginia; m. MARY BLANKENBAKER, Bef. 1776, prob. Culpeper County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1754, prob. Culpeper County, Virginia.
  • v. NICHOLAS WILHOIT, b. Abt. 1745, prob. Culpeper County, Virginia; m. MARY MARGARET FISHER.

Notes for NICHOLAS WILHOIT: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wayland/wayland/pafg125.htm#3051

Nicholas WILHOIT [Parents] was born about 1745. He married Mary Margaret FISHER.

Johann Michael Wilhoit(Willheit) (25/1/1671 Schwaigern, Wrttemberg-1746 Orange Co VA) and Anna Maria Hengsteler (chr 10/9/1684 Oberbaldingen Baden) Johann was first married to Anna Dorothea Mller (died in childbirth) with children Maria Dorothea, Hans Michael, Hans Georg. He married Anna Maria 16/2/1706. Anne Maria was the daughter of Matthias Hengsteler and Maria Mller. (-1688) Matthias, chr. 2/24/1654, m. Maria 7/10/1684, d. 4/1/1693. was the son of Hans Hengsteler (-1699) of Oberbaldingen and Maria Kntzler (-1675, daughter of Martin Kntzlin and Agnes); he was son of Thoman Kntzlin (b. ca. 1555) and Catharina). Maria was the daughter of Barthlin Mller (1630-1-28-1688) and Salome, daughter of Sebastian Metzger of Altdorf, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He was the son of Sebastian Mller (ca. 1585 Pfohren, Baden) and Maria. Sebastian was the son of Sebastian Mller (b. ca. 1550 at Pfohren) and Anna, daughter of Peter Sulzmann.

The family came with the Second Germany Colony, Evangelical Lutherans who left Germany 12 July 1717 en route to Pennsylvania. Their ship captain was detained in London, imprisoned for debt, and their food supplies dwindled as they waited, with several dying of starvation at sea. They were landed not in PA but all 100 passengers were taken up the Rappahannock and sold as indentured servants to Spotswood to pay for their passage and their belongings were confiscated. Eight years later Spotswood sued to force them into another year of service.He is listed with second group of patentees in 1728 for 289 acres in present Madison County to Hebron Valley near the Robinson River (and next to land granted his wife's brothers, Nicholas, Matthias, and Balthasar Blankenbaker) and was naturalized in 1736. Their church, the Hebron Lutheran Church, still stands.

For context of their immigration, see The Great Palatine Migration. . Children:

Anna Catharina (b/d 1707) Tobias (1708-62) Hans Michael (1711-12) Johannes (1713-) Johann Christian (1715-) (the first five children were all born in Germany) Adam (1719-) Eva (1723-)Holt] Matthias (1721) Phillip (1725)


Johann Michael Willheit was the son of:

Michael Willheit (9/9/1645 Schwaigern) and Anna Maria Rfflin (-- 27/12/1689) They married 3/11/1668. He is recorded as "Great Caretaker of the Poor." Anna Maria was the daughter of Martin Rfflin (1623-after 1686) and Barbara Bartenschlag (b. 1617 to Matthias and Catharine Bartenschlag, tubmaker) , m. 7/4/1647, d. 8/16/1660): 7 children. Martin was the son of Johannes Rfflin (1606-) and Barbara Kneer (daughter of Jacob Kneer) ; Johannes was the son of Johannes Rfflin (Rffle) (1580-) and Anna Eberman. Johann married Anna Barbara Nellinger in 1690: Christian, Matthias

Children:

Anna Maria Johann Michael Matthias Barbara Elisabetha Catharina Johann Georg Susanna Anna Maria


Michael Willheit was the son of:

Johann George Willheit ("Schwarz-Georg") (25/4/1610-13/11/1685) and Barbara Lutz (--31/7/1674) They were married 12/7/1640. She was the daughter of Hans Lutz and Anna Flamm (daughter of Johannes Flamm) of Schwaigern. He was recorded as "Gerichtsverwandt" [Court Official]. Children:

Georg Anna Elisabeth Michael Barbara Magdalena Catharina Matthias Samuel Johannes


Johann Willheit was the son of:

Georg (Jerg) Willheit (ca. 1580-19/8/1623) and Anna Bickel (--19/4/1637) They married 3/4/1605. Children: Anna, Johann, Martin


Georg Willheit was the son of

Georg Willert ("Old Georg") (ca 1550--between 1611-17 (?))

Mary Margaret FISHER [Parents] was born about 1750. She married Nicholas WILHOIT.

NOTE: A, p.84. She has about same dob as Mary Elizabeth Fisher, who has different husband. The 585th note by John Blankenbaker gives a possible explanation. See it under her mother-in-law. John goes on:

"Nicholas Wilhoit, the son of John and Walburga in the mentioned in the above note, married Mary Margaret Fisher, not Elizabeth Fisher or Mary Elizabeth Fisher. Nicholas and his wife have mentions in the Hebron church records in the Robinson River Valley where her name appears as Mary and as Margaret. This was not unusual as several cases similar to this are known in the church records. The odds are in favor of the name sequence being Mary Margaret (as opposed to Margaret Mary) since Mary is more popular as a first name than Margaret.

It has been said here recently that Michael Souther married a Mary Fisher. I would not argue against this but I would claim that she is not a daughter of Lewis Fisher and Anna Barbara Blankenbaker. An analysis that I have done of the children of Lewis and Anna Barbara clearly suggests there was no daughter Mary except for the Mary Margaret who married Nicholas Wilhoit, see the paragraph above.

Here is an idea to think about. In the Orange County tithe list in 1739, there were two Lewis Fishers, one of whom lived north of the Robinson River and one of whom lived south of the river. In the baptism of Zimmermann children in Sulzfeld, one set of sponsors is Ludwig and Anna Barbara Fischer (as found and reported by Margaret James Squires). While this couple would be too old to be the Lewis and Anna Barbara that we commonly know in Virginia, the Sulzfeld couple might be the parents of the Lewis Fisher. The senior Lewis may have had more children than Lewis, Jr. and the nephews and nieces of Lewis, Jr. may be confused with his own children. Nothing is proven here yet but I pass along these ideas and facts for someone who wishes to search in more detail."

They had the following children:

  M i Sampson WILHITE 


  • vi. MARGARETHA WILHOIT, b. Abt. 1750, prob. Culpeper County, Virginia; m. JOHN GAAR, WFT Est. 1763-1767; b. WFT Est. 1737-1749.
  • vii. ROSINA WILHOIT, b. 1754, prob. Culpeper County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1801; m. JOHN WAYLAND; b. Abt. 1751, Virginia; d. 1841, Madison County, Virginia.

Notes for ROSINA WILHOIT: From "Germanna History", notes:


The Rosina or Rosanna Willheit, who married John Wayland, was the daughter of John Willheit and Walburga Weaver, both of whom came with their respective parents to Virginia. John Weiland, Jr. (this John Weiland was called "Junior" to distinguish him from his uncle), and his wife Rosina had Nancy baptized 5 Jun 1776. The sponsors were Adam Weyland with wife Maria, and Barbara Schmidt. These are identical to the case above and suggest that the appearance of Barbara Schmidt was deliberate. At the birth of Maria to John, Jr. and his wife Rosina in 1777, the sponsors were Gottfried Jager with wife Maria, and Barbara Schmidt. Maria Jager was the sister of John Yager. In 1779, John Wayland, Jr., and Rosina were the parents of Elizabeth, and her sponsors were John Jager, Elizabeth Christopher, and Eva Fischer. Eva was Rosina's sister, Elizabeth was the father's sister, and John Yager is not clearly identified now, but was probably Rosina's brother-in-law.