Johann Justus Albrecht
b.Est. 1682-1692 Prob. Germany
Facts and Events
Johann Justus Albrecht was one of the Early Settlers of Germanna Colony
The parentage of Johann Justus Albrecht is undetermined. He could be the Justus Albrecht born 8 Oct. 1687 in Katholisch, Horgen, Schwarzwaldkreis, Wuerttemberg, Germany, son of Balthararis Albrecht and Maria Schunckkremer on familysearch, but this is not proven to be the same person (research needed).
Johann Justus Albrecht was employed by the George Ritter Company to recruit miners for the company's mining interests in the Colonies, i.e., Pennsylvania, Virginia and the Carolinas.He was sent to Germany in 1710 to recruit miners, skilled men of various occupations. and/or laborers. Albrecht went to Siegen to do this. There he signed a contract with the pastors of Siegen on 15 August 1711, enlisting their assistance in recruitment. [http://www.germanna.org/node/525 Germanna.org" In his descriptions to Christopher Graffenried of his work, he described the men as miners to show that he had fulfilled his function. Graffenried accepted this definition and repeated it. (Source: Rootsweb post; Germanna Colonies).
Johann Justus Albrecht worked as an Agent for the Ironworks Immigrants (First Immigrants) to Germanna Colony in 1714. Prior to the immigration, he wrote a document in 1712 in London, written in German, entitled "The Shareholder's Book". Germnanna.com. He later was known as the "Head Miner" for Germanna Colony.