Person:Heinrich Haeger (1)

m. 3 Dec 1678
  1. Agnes Haeger1697 - 1725
  2. Anna Catherine Häger1702 - 1728/29
Facts and Events
Name Johann Henrich Haeger
Gender Male
Birth? Aug 1644 Antzhausen, Nassau-Siegen, Germany
Other? 27 Aug 1644 Netphen, Nassau-Siegen, GermanyChristened
Marriage 3 Dec 1678 Siegen, Nassau-Siegen, Germanyto Anna Catherine Friesenhagen
Death? Mar 1738 Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia
Occupation[1] Minister

Heinrich Haeger (Hager) was one of the Early Settlers of Germanna Colony

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Immigration to Germanna Colony

Heinrich Haeger and his family are listed among the first group of settlers to Germanna Colony in Virginia in April 1714:

  • Henrich Haeger, 70, former pastor, his wife Anna Catherine Friesenhagen, and their daughters, Agnes, b. 1697, and Anna Catherine, b. 1702. The two daughters were 16 and 11 while the parents were 69 and 50 when they arrived. This definitely made Rev. Hager the senior citizen in the group.

Information on Heinrich Haeger

Reverand Henry Haeger and his wife, Anna Catharine Friesenhagen, emigrated America in 1714 with their two daughters. He was born in Antzhausen in the Catholic part of Nassau-Siegen in 1644, and was christened on August 27, 1644 at Netphen.

Henry attended the Gymnasium or Latin School at Siegen as a young man, and from there went to the Herborn Paedogogium for further training, being admitted there April 16, 1668. He became a teacher in the Siegen Gymnasium in 1678, and married at Siegen December 3, 1678.

Henry continued as a teacher of the third class in the Siegen Gymnasium until 1689, when he was promoted to the position of Conrector, or associate director of the school. He continued to hold this position until 1703, when he was appointed to the pastorate at Oberfischbach. Just before this date he published a book, a translation from the French, which is discussed in the Fishback genealogy.

Henry's family were shown at Oberfischbach in May, 1708 in a census listof the District of Freudenberg (Siegener Landesarchiv, 16, No. 4), consisted only of himself, his wife, and his son Johann Friedrich, and his daughters Agnes Catharina and Anna Catharina, besides a manservant and two maids.

On April 3, 1711 he received permission to retire from the pastorate because of ill health, but this did not prevent him and his family fromleaving Oberfischbach in the summer of 1713, and emigrating to the NewWorld.

Henry Haeger's full name was Johann Henrich Haeger. Reverand Henry Haeger died in 1737 in Prince William County, Virginia, leaving his property to his wife, Anna Catherine, and to his Fishback and Huffman grandchildren. His wife was still living in 1733, when the will was written, but it is uncertain whether she survived him.

  1. Germanna Record. (Germanna Foundation).