Facts and Events
Jacob Halteman was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
- Not to be confused with Jacob Haldeman (1722-1784) of Rapho Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who married Maria Miller.
Records in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Page 505.--10th August, 1753. Jacob Rodgab's appraisement by Mathias Selzer, Jacob Halterman, Christian Magret.
- Vol. 1 - NOVEMBER 17, 1758. - (219) Appraisers appointed for the estate of Moses Moore, decd., in Green Brier. Jacob Halderman removed out of Colony.
Halteman: For Carol Stevens. Under Marriages, p. 57; under the year 1740:
"May 13. Jacob Halteman and Maria Catar. Boin, Moden Creek."
Not clear to me if Moden Creek is a PA locale or a VA locale; most of the entries in the book are PA locales. [Note: "Moden Creek" as listed by Rev. John Casper Stoever is actually "Muddy Creek" in Lancaster County, PA]
Note to others: This Jacob, whose family was killed by Indians in a massacre at Hawksbille settlement, VA, in 1758,
Jacob HALDEMAN, Haldiman
M, #I765, b. bet. 1705 and 1715, d. bef. 1764
Father: Christian HALDEMAN, b. 13 May 1677, d. abt. 1764
Mother: Christiana KNEISSLEY, b. 1681, d. 1758
Birth: bet. 1705 and 1715 Lancaster County, Pennslyvania, USA
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Find A Grave.
Before 1758 Jacob with his family together with his father's family migrated with a colony of Mennonites to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to a place called Hawksbill Settlement (Brock's Gap) in Rockingham Co., Va.
Several conflicting versions of the August 1758 Indian massacre at the Hawksbill Settlement one of which (Samuel Kerchevel's) states "The same Indians killed Jacob Holtiman's (Halterman) wife and her children, Holtiman (Halterman) escaping. One account tells us that the family while at breakfast was attacked by the Indians, the wife Maria and the two daughters were tomahawked, the baby girl was picked up by the heels and its head dashed against the log wall. The Indians were amused at the futile defense put up by the three small boys so they were carried off into captivity.
The settlement of Jacob's father's will in Lancaster Co., Pa. in 1764 stated that Jacob's share was distributed to his representitive confirming to us that Jacob had passed away. Jacob's share of this will finally reverted to Michael Kauffman, his brother-in-law to whom Jacob owed a debt.
Jacob and Maria were Mennonites as were their parents.
Jacob Haldeman [son of Christian Haldeman and Christiana Kneissley], who "probably" married Maria Catrina Boin and that she was killed by Indians. He lists their children as:
(#1511) Veronica (not killed, m. Jacob Shinaver in 1759)[Note: s/b daughter Magdalena that married Jacob Shinaver in 1759, and 2nd, Joseph Van Gundy abt. 1764]
(#1512) Jacob (m. Elizabeth)
(#1513) Veronica (m. Nicholas Hoffer in 1767 - same person as #1511, 2nd marriage??)
(#1514) George Daniel (died in infancy)
(#1515) Christian/Christopher (returned by Indians, continues to live in VA)
(#1516) Gabriel (died in captivity)
(#1517) Daughter (killed by Indians)
(#1518) Daughter (killed by Indians)
(#1519) Charles ?
(#1510) Daughter (killed by Indians)