b.ABT 1745 prob. Culpeper County, Virginia
m. Bef. 1737
Facts and Events
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
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