Family:John Broyles and Ursula Ruop (1)

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Marriage[2] 6 Nov 1703 Ötisheim, Württemberg, Germany

Notes for JOHANNES BROYLES: From "Thomas Wieland (Wayland) and related lines": (

Johannes BROYLES [Parents] was born on 1 May 1679 in Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany and was christened on 1 May 1679 in Lutheran Church, Dusslingen, Wurttemburg, Germany. He died on 5 Feb 1733 in , Spottsylvania, Virginia and was buried in 1733 in Spottsylvania, , Virginia. Johannes married Ursula RUOP on 6 Nov 1703 in Lisheim, , Germany.

NOTE: Germann Record No. Six, p.19

John was one of the older original Germanna immigrants, arriving with the others in 1717, worked his importation, sued by Gov. Spotswood in 1724, and granted land in 1726 (Grant Book 12, p.476). Another source says that he was buried on his property in Madison Co., VA. Please see long notes under wife.

The following came from the Broyles net page at:

Though born in the village of Dusslingen in Wrttemberg, Johannes moved, perhaps around the year 1700, to tisheim, a small village approximately 40 miles north as the crow flies. There he met and married Ursula Ruop, daughter of a local gravedigger. And there he and Ursula began raising their family.

Johannes' father Conrad was a farmer, and Johannes was the eldest son, thus entitling him to a good inheritance, but he forsook this to make his living as a weaver in tisheim. Perhaps it was this sense of trying the unknown that prompted him and Ursula to join a group of families making the voyage to the New World.

There can be no doubt that Johannes and Ursula Breyhel of tisheim are identical to John and Urseley Broyle of Germanna. The names and ages of their children match perfectly with what is known, and they disappeared from the tisheim records at just the right time.

1717 - Johannes and family emigrate to America with about 20 other German families, and come to live at Germanna, in Virginia.

24 Jun 1726 - John Prial is granted 400 acres in the "first fork of the Rapidan River." [1]

2 May 1727 - John Bryoll proves his importation. He is granted the right to take up 200 acres. He states that he came to this country about nine years since with Captain Scott, and that he brought with him his wife Urseley, and children Conrad and Elizabeth. On the same day, Jacob Bryoll (John's son) proves his right to take up land, and is granted 50 acres.

7 Mar 1732 - John Broyle makes his will, Spotsylvania Co., Va., Book A, page 209: "I, John Broyles, being willing to setel my affairs, knowing that in this trancitory life we are in ye mids of death. I does after by wife's deceas leve my land, Goods, and catel to be "be" equally divided amongst all my children mail and female as witness hand. This being my last will Testament his John / Broyles mark wit: Michael Holt, Balthasar (Paultus) Blankenbaker, and Nicholas Blankenbaker.

5 Feb 1733 - At a court held for Spotsylvania County: "Urseley Broyle, widow of John Broyle decd Exhibied the above will which was proved by oath of Paultus Blankepaker one of the witnesses thereto and desired the same might be recorded which was granted."

26 Jul 1744 - Jacob and Conrad Broil convey to Adam Wilhite 200 acres of land patented 24 Jun 1726 by John Broil, and bequeathed to them. This was their inheritance, and would indicate that their mother had died. Since it appears that John Broil owned 400 acres at his death, this would also indicate that he had four children who survived him, because the estate was to be divided equally among his heirs.

The below was posted to the Germanna group on 1/26/00:

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=- The eight hundred and second note in a series on the Germanna Colonies

I continue with the families who are candidates to be included in the Second Colony. One family is the Barlow family which had a land patent in 1726 and was sued by Spotswood, two good criteria. Unfortunately, this family has never been found in Germany. In fact, the German name is uncertain which makes the search more difficult. Though many church records have been filmed, not all have. You will notice that the primary search is made in the church records. One does not need the complex German for these as would be the case with civil records.

Conrad Amberger was sued by Spotswood and had a land patent in the year 1728, two years later than most of the Second Colony members. The delay in the land patent may have been due to the location which was southeast of Mt. Pony and outside of the Robinson River community. The Amberger family has many associations with the village of Bönnigheim though other locations are involved also. The "Before Germanna" monographs have a rich history for Conrad's ancestors and descendants who plan on visiting the "home country" should consult this information. Just recently, the villages of Brackenheim, Botenheim, and Cleebronn were mentioned. You could walk from any one of these to Bönnigheim before Frühstück (breakfast). Bönnigheim is a little larger than the average village; it has two churches.

John Broyles has excellent credentials for membership in the Second Colony. He was sued by Spotswood, he had land in 1726, and his proof of importation says he came in 1717. Can't beat that. Johannes Breyhel is associated with two villages, Dußlingen, where he was born, and Ötisheim where he married Ursula Ruop and lived until he came on to America. These two villages are farther apart than you would want to try and walk in one day and the reason for the move is not known. Dußlingen is about twenty miles almost due south of Stuttgart so that this community (one church) is about fifty miles away from the "center of mass" of the Second Colony villages that have been discussed. Ötisheim is about six or seven miles south of Oberderdingen where Matthias Blankenbaker was living. Oberderdingen is on the southwest corner of the region we have been talking about so Ötisheim is definitely outside the region that has been discussed so far.

Excepting Dußlingen, all of the Second Colony villages are on one page of my atlas which has 176 pages for the old West Germany. One page would be more than ample in size for the villages of the First Colony. In the name Dußlingen, the third character is "ss" for which the Germans have a special character.

John Blankenbaker (

Johannes Broyles (Breuel)

  1. 553, b. before 1 May 1679, d. circa 1734

Relationship 7th great-grandfather of Paul Edward Lawrence.

    Johannes Broyles (Breuel) was born before 1 May 1679 in Dusslingen, Württemberg. Johannes was christened on 1 May 1679 in Dusslingen, Württemberg.1 He married Ursula Ruop on 6 November 1703 in Ötisheim, Württemberg.1 Johannes died circa 1734 in Madison Co., Virginia.
    Johannes was also known as John. 
    One of the original members of the second Germanna colony of 1717, John Broyles was one of 19 colonists sued by Governor Spotswood in 1724 to keep them in indenture service. They were kept in indenture service for eight years, one year longer than the normal seven years. He proved his importation on 2 May 1727 stating that he had been accompanied by his wife, Ursely, and two children, Conrad and Elizabeth. Jacob Bryol swore under oath the same day that he had come to this country at the same time.
    John patented 400 acres on 24 June 1726 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia near property granted to other Germanna colonists. Less than eight years later his will was proved in Spotsylvania County on 5 February 1733/34. The will mentions his wife, sons, and daughters, but not by name. His will directed his property to be divided among his children after their mother's death. The Broyle's children consisted of Jacob, Conrad, Elizabeth who were mentioned when John proved is importation, and Catherine, wife of Adam Wilhite. Jacob's relationship to John Broyles is proven in a deed recorded 26 July 1744 in which Jacob and Conrad Briel sell 200 acres, being a part of the deceased John Broyl's patent dated 24 June 1726, and bequeathed to them by John Broyl.2

Family Ursula Ruop Children Hans Jacob Broyles b. b 26 Mar 1705, d. May 1763 Mattheus Breyhel b. b 24 Nov 1706, d. 24 Jul 1708 Conrad Breyhel or Broyles b. b 2 Jul 1709, d. c 1784 Jerg Martin Breyhel b. b 2 Jul 1711 Maria Elisabetha Breyhel or Broyles b. b 5 Jul 1716 Catherine Broyles b. c 1719

Citations [S146] Zimmerman, Gary J. and Johni Cerny. Before Germanna No. 6, The Ancestry of the Broyles, Paulitz, Moyer, and Motz Families. Bountiful, Utah: American Genealogical Lending Library, January 1990. [S473] Orange Co., Virgina Deed Book 5, 26 July 1744.


  • i. CONRAD4 BROYLES, b. Abt. 1704, Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany; d. probably died young.
  • ii. HANS JACOB BROYLES, b. 1705, Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, , Germany; d. 18 May 1763, Culpeper County, Virginia; m. MARY CATHERINE FLEISCHMAN, 1727, Culpeper County, Virginia; b. 26 Jan 1703/04; d. Aft. 1771, Culpeper County, Virginia.

Notes for HANS JACOB BROYLES: From "Thomas Wieland (Wayland) and related lines": (

Jacob BROYLES [Parents] was born in Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, , Germany and was christened on 26 Mar 1705 in Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, , Germany. He died on 18 May 1763 in , Culpeper Co., Virginia and was buried in 1763 in Bromfield Parish, Culpeper, VA. Jacob married Maria Catharina FLESHMAN in 1727.

NOTE: Germanna Record No. Six, p.19

Came over with his father and was an adult when arrived from Germany, as he proved his own importation 2 May 1727. His 9 sons and 3 dtrs. and their lines are mentioned in the Keith work: "The Germanna Colony of 1717" (William and Mary College Quarterly, First Series, Vol. 26, pp.79-95, 178-195, 234-249).

Following quoted from John Blankenbaker's notes:

Henry Schlucter was born 7 May 1697. Before he was a year old, his father died on 13 Feb 1698. About three years later, Anna Barbara Schne married her third husband, Cyriacus Fleischmann on 5 May 1701. At this time, she was thirty-six years old. Two surviving children were born in this third marriage in Neuenbrg, the small village where Anna Barbara had lived her life.

1.Maria Catharina Fleischmann, b. 26 Jan 1704, 2.Hans Peter Fleischmann, b. 10 Apr 1708.

Anna Barbara was now forty-three years old. Her eldest son, John Nicholas "Blankenbaker" was twenty-six years old.

In 1717, Anna Barbara, her third husband, Cyriacus, and her seven children, and four grandchildren left for the new world, Pennsylvania to be more exact. Surprisingly they all seem to have survived the trip.

Maria Catherine Fleshman married (Hans) Jacob Broyles in Virginia. They had eleven children:

Adam Broyles, b. 1728, m. Mary Wilhoit, Nicholas Broyles, b. c1730, m. Dorothea Crisler, Cyrus Broyles, b. c.1732, m. Mary Wilhoit, Jacob (Jacob 2) Broyles, b. 1735, m. Elizabeth Yowell, Peter Broyles, b. 1737, m. Elizabeth Blankenbaker, Catherine Broyles, b. c.1740, m. John Wayland, Michael Broyles, b. Jun 1740, m. Elizabeth Klug, Elizabeth Broyles, b. c.1740, m. Conrad Wilhite, John Broyles, b. c.1745, m.1, Margaret ___, m.2 Frances ____, Zacharias Broyles, b. c.1744, m. Delilah Clore, Mathias Broyles, b. c.1746, m. Eve Klug.

The German history is courtesy of the research of Margaret James Squires. The Fleshman history I have taken from "Our Families" by Larry G. Shuck. Larry was assisted ably by Ardys Hurt.

As is often the case, not all researchers agree, and I would say that Peter Broyles married Elizabeth ____ (perhaps Finks) who was a stepdaughter of Zacharias Blankenbaker.

Peter Broyles, b. c.1745, m. Elizabeth ____ (perhaps Finks).

From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996.

In 12/98, I received an email from the below person:

Jacob A. Broyles m. Catherine Fleishman l Catherine Broyles m. John Wayland (she is my 6th Great Aunt)

Jacob Broyles m. Elizabeth Yowell

Lewis/Louis Broyles m. Mary Cain/McCain (He is my 4th great grandfather. Louis was a soldier in the American Revolution).

James Allen Broyles m. Nancy Caroline Waddle

Jonathan Montgomery Broyles m. Sarah Jane Reaves

Oscar Owen Broyles m. Elizabeth Hollinger

Mabel Lillian Broyles m. (1) Robert Schneider (2) Delos Linton

Elizabeth Emily Schneider (me) m. Charles Pearson Jinks

(Elizabeth Schneider Jinks)

Maria Catharina FLESHMAN [Parents] was born on 26 Jan 1704 in Neuenberg, , Germany. She died after 1771 in , Culpeper Co., Virginia and was buried in Bromfield Parish. Maria married Jacob BROYLES in 1727.

NOTE: Germanna Record No. Six, p.19; Keith, p.90. The English version of her name after she arrived was "Mary Catherine." The name Fleischmann is not unusual in German. It means "flesh" plus "man" or a butcher. 260. Jacob Broyles: 26 March 1705, Germany; d 1763, Culpeper County, VA

    (now Madison County)

261. Mary Catharine Fleishman: b 26 January 1703/04, Neuenburg, Baden, Germany

  • iii. MATTHEUS BROYLES, b. Abt. 1706, Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany; d. 24 Jul 1708, Germany.
  • iv. APPELLOMIA BROYLES, b. Abt. 1707, Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany.
  • v. JOHN BROYLES, b. Abt. 1708, Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany; d. Virginia.
  • vi. CONRAD BROYLES, b. Abt. 1709, Oteisheim, Wurtenburg, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany; d. 13 Sep 1783, Randolph, North Carolina.
  • vii. JERG MARTIN BROYLES, b. Abt. 1711, Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany.
  • viii. MARIA ELIZABETHA BROYLES, b. Abt. 1716, Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany; d. Virginia; m. JOHAN PETER FLEISCHMAN, SR.; b. 10 Apr 1708, Germany; d. 1774, Virginia.

Notes for JOHAN PETER FLEISCHMAN, SR.: From "Thomas Wieland (Wayland) and related lines: (

Peter FLEISCHMANN [Parents] was born on 10 Apr 1708 in , , Germany. He died in 1774 in , , Virginia. Peter married Maria Elisabetha BROYLES.

The four hundredth note in a series on the Germanna Colonies

The last note discussed the Second Colony in Germany and where the Barlows might be found. Going back to Virginia, there are three Barlow men who appear to have been born early in the eighteenth century, Jacob, Christopher, and Adam. Jacob and Christopher appear to be brothers and Adam may be another brother or he may be a cousin.

Adam is known to have married Mary Smith because Michael Smith gave land to his son-in-law, Adam Barlow. At the church there is a recorded baptism in which Adam and Mary Barlow are the parents.

Christopher is known to have married Catherine Fleshman, the daughter of Peter Fleshman and the granddaughter of Cyriacus Fleshman. Thus Christopher's wife and Adam's wife were first cousins once removed. That Catherine was the daughter of Peter Fleshman comes from the estate settlement of Peter. Participants in this were Adam Cook, Christopher Barlow, Christian (Christopher) Reiner, all sons-in-law, who joined with John and Peter Fleshman, sons of Peter Fleshman, Sr.

John Blankenbaker

Maria Elisabetha BROYLES [Parents] was born in Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany and was christened on 5 Jul 1716 in Oteisheim, Wurtemburg, Baden-Wurtemburg, Germany. She died in , , VA and was buried in , , VA. Maria married Peter FLEISCHMANN.

I have not seen proof that she is wife of Peter, but it is alleged.

This was posted 9/99:

"As far as I know, no one has really proven who the wife of Peter FLEISCHMANN was. Some say she was Elizabeth BROYLES, others say Barbara TANNER -- but no proof of either. The presumption of Barbara Tanner is made because 1)the Tanner's were next-door neighbor's of the Fleischmann's and 2)several of Peter Fleischmann's children bore Tanner family given names. I lean toward Elizabeth Broyles but again, no real proof -- only conjecture."

They had the following children:

  M i Peter FLESHMAN Jr. 
  F ii Barbara FLESHMAN was born about 1732. 
  M iii John FLESHMAN 
  M iv Robert F. FLESHMAN was born in 1735.

The following line downward was posted 2/99:

Robert Fleshman 1735 Moses Fleshman 1761 Simeon Fleshman 1793 William G. Fleshman 1820 William T. Fleshman 1858 Floyd Leslie Fleshman 1884 (My Grandfather) Theodosia Belle Fleshman Seibert 1918 (My Mother) Brenda Seibert 1938 David Seibert 1961 Daniel Seibert 1991

Thank you Brenda Seibert

and "Carol Rose" posted 4/99:

I am trying to research my ancestry but am finding it difficult. I think........Veltin, Cyriacus, Hans Peter, Robert F., Moses, Susanna- Susanna married George Washington Osborne Susanna , my ggg/grandmother.

  F v Catherine FLESHMAN 
  F vi Elizabeth FLESHMAN 

  • ix. CATHERINE BROYLES, b. 1718, prob. Germany; m. ADAM WILHOIT, Abt. 1739, prob. Virginia; b. Abt. 1719, Schwaigern, Germany.


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


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

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.

  1.   Blankenbaker, John (e-mail: Thomas Wayland (Wieland), Immigrant to Virginia prior to 1720, and related lines. (P.O. Box 120, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-0120).
  2. Marriage of Johannes and Ursula [1], in George W. Durham, web manager. 1st & 2nd Germanna Colonies Family History.

    The scanned image from microfilm from FamilySearch of the marriage record in Ötisheim for Johannes Breihel and Ursula Ruop was contributed by Steve Broyles. Also from Steve Broyles the marriage record was also recorded in Dußlingen. The image was not posted but according to Steve this entry was undated but is sometime after August 1703, and states that Hans Breÿel, weaver, son of Conrad Breÿel married Ursula, daughter of Hans Jacob Ruop in Othisheim [sic].

    (6 Nov 1703) Wúrden copuliert Johannes Breihel, Conrad Breihels sel.geweßener bürger__ ___ wohinn(?), zúr Dúßling, Tübing Ambts,hinterlaßener ehel. Sohn; Und Ursula, Jacob Ruopen Sel. geweßener bürger und TodtGräber allhier hinterlaßene ehel.Tochter.

    English translation:
    (6 Nov 1703) Were joined together, Johannes Breihel, surviving legitimate son of the late Conrad Breihel, citizen ___, of Dußlingen, Tübingen office; and Ursula, surviving legitimate daughter of the late Jacob Ruop, who was citizen and gravedigger from here.