Family:MIchael Wilhite and Anna Hengsteler (1)

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Descendants of Johann Michael Willheit


Generation No. 1

1. JOHANN MICHAEL1 WILLHEIT was born Bef. 25 Jan 1669/70, and died Bef. 26 Jun 1746 in Orange County, Virginia. He married ANNA MARIA HENGSTELER Bef. 1707. She was born Bef. Oct 1685, and died 1746.

Notes for JOHANN MICHAEL WILLHEIT: http://users.adelphia.net/~selenetawny/genealogy/fam1507.html

Johann Michael WILLHEIT, son of Michael Hans WILLHEIT and Anna Maria RUFFLIN , was born bef. 25 JAN 1669/70 in Schwaigern Wurttemberg. He married Anna Maria HENGSTELER WFT Est 1697-1727. He died bef. June 26, 1746 in Orange Co., Va.. Anna Maria HENGSTELER, daughter of Matthias HENGSTELER , was born bef. October, 1685 in Oberbaldingen, Baden. She died 1746 in See Note Page.


Children of Johann Michael WILLHEIT and Anna Maria HENGSTELER are: 1. Johann Christian WILLHEIT, b. bef. July 01, 1713 See Johann Christian WILLHEIT & Walburga WEAVER 2. Anna Catherina WILLHEIT, b. bef. March 28, 1707 3. Tobias WILLHEIT, b. bef. July 15, 1708 See Tobias WILLHEIT & Cartharine WALKER 4. Hans Michael WILLHEIT, b. bef. April 12, 1711 5. Adam WILLHEIT, b. abt. 1719 See Adam WILLHEIT & Catherine BROYLES 6. Matthias WILLHEIT, b. 1721 See Matthias WILLHEIT & HANNAH OR Matthias WILLHEIT & Mary BALLENGER 7. Eva WILLHEIT, b. abt. 1723 See Nicholas HOLT & Eva WILLHEIT 8. Philip WILLHEIT, b. abt. 1725 See Philip WILLHEIT & RACHEL

Other Marriages for Johann Michael WILLHEIT: See Johann Michael WILLHEIT & Anna Dorthea Boger MULLER OR Johann Michael WILLHEIT & Leslie Odus CRIGLER


Notes for Johann Michael WILLHEIT: Name: Johann Michael Willheit Born: bef. 25 JAN 1669/70 Schwaigern Wurttemberg Died: bef. June 26, 1746 Orange Co., Va. Sources for Johann Michael WILLHEIT: v80t1471.ftw, Date of Import: Aug 2, 2004


Notes for Anna Maria HENGSTELER: Name: Anna Maria Hengsteler Born: bef. October, 1685 Oberbaldingen, Baden Died: 1746 See Note Page

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Facts about this person:

Alt. Born Bef. October 1685 Oberbaldingen, Baden

Alt. Born Bef. October 1685 Oberbaldingen, Baden

Alt. Born Bef. October 1685 Oberbaldingen, Baden

Alt. Died 1746 Orange Co., Va.

Alt. Died 1746 Orange Co., Va.

Alt. Died 1746 Orange Co., Va.

Sources for Anna Maria HENGSTELER: v80t1471.ftw, Date of Import: Aug 2, 2004


Notes for Anna Catherina WILLHEIT: Name: Anna Catherina Willheit Born: bef. March 28, 1707 Schwaigern, Wurttemberg Died: April 04, 1707 Schwaigern, Wurttemberg Sources for Anna Catherina WILLHEIT: v80t1471.ftw, Date of Import: Aug 2, 2004


Notes for Hans Michael WILLHEIT: Name: Hans Michael Willheit Born: bef. April 12, 1711 Schwaigern, Wurttemberg Died: September 01, 1712 Schwaigern, Wurttemberg Sources for Hans Michael WILLHEIT: v80t1471.ftw, Date of Import: Aug 2, 2004



Children of JOHANN WILLHEIT and ANNA HENGSTELER are:

  • i. ANNA CATHERINA2 WILHOIT, b. Bef. 28 Mar 1707.
  • ii. TOBIAS WILHOIT, b. Bef. 15 Jul 1708.
  • iii. HANS MICHAEL WILHOIT, b. Bef. 12 Apr 1711.
  • iv. JOHANN CHRISTIAN WILHOIT, b. 01 Jul 1713, Schwaigern, Germany; d. 04 Oct 1776, Madison County, Virginia; m. WALBURGA WEAVER, Bef. 1737, Virginia; b. Abt. 1717, perhaps at sea; d. 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


  • v. ADAM WILHOIT, b. Abt. 1719, Germany; m. CATHERINE BROYLES, Abt. 1739; b. 1718.

Notes for ADAM WILHOIT: http://users.adelphia.net/~selenetawny/genealogy/fam1702.html

Adam WILLHEIT, son of Johann Michael WILLHEIT and Anna Maria HENGSTELER , was born abt. 1719. He married Catherine BROYLES WFT Est 1734-1767. He died WFT Est 1750-1810. Catherine BROYLES was born 1718. She died WFT Est 1749-1812.


Children of Adam WILLHEIT and Catherine BROYLES are: 1. George WILHOIT, b. 1742 See George WILHOIT & Elizabeth UTZ 2. John WILHOIT, b. 1743 See John WILHOIT & Elizabeth BLANKENBAKER 3. Mary Maria WILHOIT, b. 1746 See William CARPENTER & Mary Maria WILHOIT 4. Elizabeth WILHOIT, b. WFT Est 1736-1759 See Michael GAAR & Elizabeth WILHOIT 5. Michael WILHOIT, b. 1744 See Michael WILHOIT & Elizabeth CRISLER

Other Marriages for Catherine BROYLES: See John WAYLAND & Catherine BROYLES


Notes for Adam WILLHEIT: Name: Adam Willheit Born: abt. 1719 Died: WFT Est 1750-1810 Sources for Adam WILLHEIT: v80t1471.ftw, Date of Import: Aug 2, 2004


Notes for Catherine BROYLES: Name: Catherine Broyles Born: WFT Est 1712-1751 Born: 1718 Died: WFT Est 1746-1835 Died: WFT Est 1749-1812 Sources for Catherine BROYLES: v80t1471.ftw, Date of Import: Aug 2, 2004


http://home.comcast.net/~rich4839/p94.htm

Adam Wilhoit was born circa 1722 at Germany. He married Catherine Broyles, daughter of John Broyles and Ursula, circa 1739 at Orange Co, VA.1,2 Adam Wilhoit died in 1763 at Culpeper Co, Virginia.1,3

Last Edited=25 Jun 1999 Children of Adam Wilhoit and Catherine Broyles Mary Wilhoit b. c 1740, d. 1830 John Wilhoit b. 1745, d. 1815 Elizabeth Wilhoit b. c 1748 Michael Wilhoit+ b. 1749, d. b 28 Mar 1805 George Wilhoit b. 1752 Citations [S167] Germanna Record, Wilhoite. [S169] Broyles & Wilhoit, Wilhoit Family. [S170] Culpeper Co, Will Book.


Notes for CATHERINE BROYLES: http://users.adelphia.net/~selenetawny/genealogy/fam1407.html

John WAYLAND was born WFT Est 1705-1748. He married Catherine BROYLES WFT Est 1731-1784. He died WFT Est 1746-1828. Catherine BROYLES was born 1718. She died WFT Est 1749-1812.


Children of John WAYLAND and Catherine BROYLES are: 1. Mary WAYLAND, b. WFT Est 1746-1774 See Joshua YAGER & Mary WAYLAND

Other Marriages for Catherine BROYLES: See Adam WILLHEIT & Catherine BROYLES


Notes for John WAYLAND: Name: John Wayland Born: WFT Est 1705-1748 Died: WFT Est 1746-1828 Sources for John WAYLAND: v80t1471.ftw, Date of Import: Aug 2, 2004


Notes for Catherine BROYLES: Name: Catherine Broyles Born: WFT Est 1712-1751 Born: 1718 Died: WFT Est 1746-1835 Died: WFT Est 1749-1812 Sources for Catherine BROYLES: v80t1471.ftw, Date of Import: Aug 2, 2004


  • vi. MATTHIAS WILHOIT, b. 1721.
  • vii. EVA WILHOIT, b. 1723.
  • viii. PHILIP WILHOIT, b. 1725.