m. abt. 1743
Facts and Events
Johann Gotlieb Ilrich ("Cutlip Arey") was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Records of Johann Gotlieb Ilrich ("Cutlip Arey") in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
Information on Johann Gotlieb Ilrich ("Cutlip Arey")
Johann Gotlieb Ilrich was baptized in Beerfelden Lutheran Parish, Oldenwald, 18 Feb 1724. Religion: religion unknown. In Germany the name is now Ihrig and was such about 1730 in the church records. The various ministers spelled it as they thought as there was no set way for spelling any words back then. But they now spell it Ihrig. The same with Wuellenbuecher (which is really the umlated u) after the W and the b. Now it is spelled Willenbucher.
A book was published about the immigrants in Germany by a Ella Geig in the past several years. In volume 5 (there are 5 volumes) she lists our Johann Gottlieb. He is the only Johann Gottlieb in the church records for many years so made it easy to know which was he. He and his immediate ancestors resided in the villages of Beerfelden Parish, Hesse, Germany.
Johann Gottlieb Ihrich was the tenth child of sixteen children born to Georg Ihrich and Anna Christina Wuellenbuecher. He was the only one of his immediate family to come to America. He arrived on the ship St. Andrew at the Port of Philadelphia, from Rotterdam via Cowes, England on the 14th of September, 1751. It is known that he was literate as he signed the "Oath of Allegiance" on Saturday, the 14th of September, 1751 at the Court House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.