Person:Johann Lotspeich (6)

Johann Christopher Lotspeich
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Name[1] Johann Christopher Lotspeich
Alt Name Johann Christopher Lotschberg
Gender Male
Birth? 7 Oct 1751 Baden Baden, Germany
Marriage 1777 Washington County, North Carolinato Rebecca Barbara Hartley
Death? 1 Mar 1830 Greenville, Greene County, Tennessee

Johann Christopher Lotspeich was one of the Early Settlers of Germanna Colony

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Early Migration to Germanna Colony

Johann Christopher Lotspeich was an early immigrant from Germany. He and his brother Johann William arrived in Philadelphia on the Catherine in 1772 and settled in the Germanna Colony in Culpeper County, Virginia.


The other brother of Johanna Friederika Lotspeich was Johann Christopher Lotspeich. He was born in 1750 and died in 1830 in Greeneville, Tennessee. His arrival in America was in 1772 on the ship Catherine. Four years later he was a witness in the Culpeper Co. deed book. In the Bourbon Co. Deed Book it is recorded in 1795 that he received a distribution from his uncle's estate. He was said to be "of Virginia." Apparently, the record is in Bourbon Co. because his sister was living there. In 1798, there is a record in Greene Co., Tennessee, in which Christopher signed a release to his uncle's executors.
Johann Christopher Lotspeich was a resident of Greene County for many years as he had a North Carolina land grant in 1788. His will was proven in Greene County in 1830. He had married Rebecca Barbara Hartley in Culpeper Co. and they were the parents of fifteen children. Christopher was a Quaker who would not allow any work, including cooking, on Sunday. However, Rebecca was a Methodist and two of their sons were Methodist ministers.
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