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ALISONMARTIN (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT
Edited: 25 Jul 2001 8:26PM GMT
Sherry..

I did send you a reply to your mail. but I will include the info here. Let me know what you think
Ancestors of William Hollis Clowser


First Generation

1. William Hollis Clowser-[562] was born on 16 Aug 1889, died on 9 Jan 1971
and was buried in Mount Hebron Cemetary Winchester Virginia.

[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, Social Security
Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Nov 2, 1998, Internal Ref.
#1.111.6.47506.42]

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth; 16 Aug 1888. (1)
2. Alt. Death; Jan 1971. (1)
3. Fact 1; Social Security #: 230-24-0977. (1)
4. Fact 2; Issued In: Virginia. (1)
5. Fact 3; Residence Code: Virgina. (1)
6. Fact 4; Last Residence Zip: 22601. (1)

William married Myrtle Peer-[563] [MRIN:229] on 17 Sep 1908.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Bessie Eunice Clowser-[565]
2. William H. Clowser-[564]

Second Generation (Parents)

2. William Turner Ashby Clowser-[478] was born on 21 Mar 1862 and died on 4
Apr 1935.

William married Mary Ellen Anderson-[479] [MRIN:189], daughter of Joseph
Anderson-[509] and Unknown.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Ernest Leslie Clowser-[595]
2. William Hollis Clowser-[562]
3. Walter Hartwell Clowser-[573]
4. Clarence Watkins Clowser-[582]
5. Henry Clowser-[517]
6. Mary Beulah Clowser-[518]
7. Paul E. Clowser-[544]
8. Joseph Benjamin Clowser-[546]
9. Lewis Cecil Clowser-[551]
10. Valley Mable Clowser-[556]

3. Mary Ellen Anderson-[479] was born on 8 Jun, died on 26 Dec 1935 and was
buried in St John Cemetary Maryland.

Mary married William Turner Ashby Clowser-[478] [MRIN:189], son of George
Washington Clowser-[294] and Margaret Rosenberger-[317].

Third Generation (Grandparents)

4. George Washington Clowser-[294] was born on 18 Feb 1842 in Clowser Gap
Frederick County Virginia, died on 16 Apr 1901 and was buried in St
Johns Cemetary Maryland.

George and Margaret Clowser were of pioneering stock. They lived and
spent their entire lives in Clowser Gap where they earned a living and
raiseda large family. The 1870-1880 atlas of Frederick County Virginia
lists George Clowser as owning two homes. One listing is Clowser the
other Clouser Do not be confused by the spelling they are the same
individual family and out of the same original root stock.

George Washington Clowser was a soldier in the civil war along with his
brothers Henry Jacob and Andrew Jackson. All served in the 51st
Virginia Militia.

1870 CLOWSER GEORGE W. Frederick County VA 014 Back Creek Township
Federal Population Schedule VA 1870 Federal Census Index VA08793340

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census; 1850; District 16 Frederick County Virginia. Listed As
George W Clowser
Age 18 Male
Occupation Farmer
Family 934
House 928
Page 265

George married Margaret Rosenberger-[317] [MRIN:125], daughter of John B.
Rosenberger-[944] and Catherine A Richard-[989].

Children from this marriage were:

1. John H. Clowser-[480]
2. William Turner Ashby Clowser-[478]
3. J. Frank Clowser-[438]
4. Mary Clowser-[506]
5. Annie Margaret. Clowser-[436]
6. Edith H. Clowser-[440]
7. Lillian Clowser-[500]
8. Edward Clowser-[507]
9. Frederick Clowser-[508]
10. Ethyl V. Clowser-[465]

5. Margaret Rosenberger-[317] was born on 10 May 1840, died on 26 May 1928
and was buried in St John Cemetary Maryland.

Research: 1870 CLOWSER MARGARET R. Frederick County VA 014 Back Creek
Township Federal Population Schedule VA 1870 Federal Census Index
VA08793350

Margaret married George Washington Clowser-[294] [MRIN:125], son of Henry
Clowser-[265] and Regina Rosenberger-[290].

6. Joseph Anderson-[509] .

Joseph married someone.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Sam Anderson-[510]
2. Mary Ellen Anderson-[479]

Fourth Generation (Great Grandparents)

8. Henry Clowser-[265] was born between 1798-1800 in Clowser Gap Frederick
County Virginia and died on 10 Oct 1870 in Clowser Gap Frederick
County Virginia.

1850 Census shows henry as 53 years old a farmer
1860 Census shows 62 years old Farmer 1500 Dollar real estate value
1870 Frederick County Census shows 72 years old ... Farmer with
real estate value of 6,000 dollars

1870 CLOWSER HENRY Frederick County VA 014 Back Creek Township Federal
Population Schedule VA 1870 Federal Census Index VA08793342


1840 CLOWSER HENRY Fayette County VA 101 No Township Listed Federal
Population Schedule VA 1840 Federal Census Index VAS4a524331 ???????
Could this be a typo... Never known any clowsers in fayette county

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census; 4 Oct 1850; District 16 Frederick County Virginia. Listed As

Henry Clowser
Sex Male
age 53
Occupation Farmer
Federal 1850 Census
House Number 928
Family Number 934
Page 265

Henry married Regina Rosenberger-[290] [MRIN:103], daughter of Jacob
Rosenberger-[291] and Elizabeth Brodbeck-[292], on 15 Jan 1820 in
Married By Christian Streit (2, 3).

Children from this marriage were:

1. Jacob Clowser-[295]
2. Henry Clowser-[299]
3. Mary Clowser-[296]
4. Rebecca Jane Clowser-[297]
5. Louisa Catherine Clowser-[298]
6. Andrew Jackson Clowser-[264]
7. Martha Ann Clowser-[293]
8. Margaret Virginia Clowser-[300]
9. George Washington Clowser-[294]
10. Sidney Frances Clowser-[399]
11. Amanda Regina Clowser-[319]
12. Harriet Ann Clowser-[307]

9. Regina Rosenberger-[290] was born about 1801 in Frederick Or Shenandoah
Counties VA and died on 22 Aug 1878 in Clowser Gap Frederick County
Virginia.

1860 census,

Regina is seen as being 53 years old and a wife under Henry Clowser
1870, Regina is seen in the Henry Clowser house as being 66 years old.

1870 CLOWSER REGNIA Frederick County VA 014 Back Creek Township Federal
Population Schedule VA 1870 Federal Census Index VA08793353

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census; 1850; District 16 Frederick County Virginia. Listed as
Regina Clowser
Age 47 Female
Page 265
House 928
Family 934

Regina married Henry Clowser-[265] [MRIN:103], son of Henry Clowser-[266]
and Sarah Frye-[277], on 15 Jan 1820 in Married By Christian Streit
(2, 3).

10. John B. Rosenberger-[944] was born on 24 Feb 1814 in Frederick County
Virginia and died on 25 May 1880 in Frederick County Virginia.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census; 1850; Frederick County Virginia. Listed as
John Rosenberger
Age 36
Sex male
Occupation Farmer
Born in Virginia
page
265
House 930
Family 936

John married Catherine A Richard-[989] [MRIN:378] on 7 Mar 1835 in
Frederick County Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Margaret Rosenberger-[317]
2. Elizabeth Rosenberger-[990]
3. Rachael E. Rosenberger-[991]
4. Margaret Rosenberger-[992]
5. John W. Rosenberger-[993]
6. Mary E. Rosenberger-[994]
7. Sarah Rosenberger-[995]

11. Catherine A Richard-[989] was born about 1815.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census; 1850; District 16 Frederick County Virginia. Listed as
Catherine A Rosenberger
age 35
Sex Female
Page 265
Born in Virginia
Family 936
House 930

Catherine married John B. Rosenberger-[944] [MRIN:378], son of Jacob
Rosenberger-[291] and Elizabeth Brodbeck-[292], on 7 Mar 1835 in
Frederick County Virginia.

Fifth Generation (Great Great Grandparents)

16. Henry Clowser-[266] was born about 1760 in Clowser Gap Frederick County
Virginia and died in 1835 in Clowser Gap Frederick County Virginia.

Marriage of Henry Clowser to Sarah Frye was performed by Christian
Streit. Henry was the lone male survivor of the Indian Massacre of His
father Henry Clowser and tow older brothers among others as tehy were
leaving a neighboors home after an overnight stay enroute to Whites
Fort About two miles to the north east which was one mile west of the
present Hayfield Virginia. There was another male survivor not of the
Clowser name. Henry kept himself hid as best as a four year old could
while the indians departed with his mother and four sisters and
brothers and the others. He was an orphan but later inherited his
fathers lands and properties according to available recorded records

Research: 1810 Federal Census Schedules for Virginia read

Frederick County Page 357
Name of Head of Family: Henry Clowser

There are 3 males under the age of 10
There is one male of 10 and under 16
There is one male of 16 and under 26
There are 2 females under the age of 10
There are 2 females of 10 and under 16
There is one female of 16 and under 26
There is one female over 45

1810 CLOWSER HENRY Frederick County VA 357 22101-31110-00 Federal
Population Schedule VA 1810 Federal Census Index VAS1a710571

Henry married Sarah Frye-[277] [MRIN:104], daughter of Benjamin Frye
Sgt-[281] and Catherine Speers(?)-[282], on 12 Jan 1790 in Frederick
County Virginia (4).

Children from this marriage were:

1. John Clowser-[283]
2. Sarah Clowser-[286]
3. Benjamin Clowser-[287]
4. Leah Clowser-[1885]
5. Catherine Clowser-[284]
6. Henry Clowser-[265]
7. Joseph Clowser-[288]
8. Mary Ann Clowser-[289]

17. Sarah Frye-[277] was born about 1763 in Virginia (Maybe Kentucky) and
died about 1860 in Clowser Gap Frederick County Virginia. Another
name for Sarah was Elizabeth? -Middle Name.

Proof of Sarah Fryes parentage comes in the form of a will written by
her father and dated January 1813. This will is located in Shelby
County Kentucky Will Book 3 page 46. Those mentioned are
Wife Catherine
Sons Elisha Sam Henry and Martin
Daughter Elizabeth Frye Ferguson
Daughter Rebecca Frye Johnson
The children of Rebecca Frye Johnson John. Henry Benjamin Rebecca and
Catharinah
Daughter Catharina Cartmell

The part of the will that pertains to Sarah Frye Clowser reads as
follows.
"I also bequeath to my daughter Sarah Clousure (note mispelling) one
hundred and forty eight and a half acres of land already laid off,
adjoining Isaac Fry and Priestly Dogseth, land upon the north side of
Japath Creek" Will Book Three Page 46 Shelby County Kentucky.

Further proof of the Sarah Frye, Benjamin Frye relationship is
contained in the deed of sale of the land bequeathed to Sarah by her
father Benjamin. This document is contained in Deed Book M Page 506.
It reads

"This indenture made the 20th day of November in the year of our lord
one thousand eight hundred and fifteen between Henry Clowser and Sarah
his wife of Frederick County in the commonwealth of Virginia and
Jacob Frye of Shelby County in the state of Kentucky of the other part.
Wittnesseth that the said Henry Clowser and Sarah his wife for and in
consideration of the sun of four hundred and fifty dollars current
money of the United States unto them in hand paid by the said Jacob
Frye at or before the sealiing and delivering hereof the receipt where
they do hereby acknowledge and thereof do release acquit and discharge
the said Jacob Frye his heir executors and administrators by these
presents the said Henry Clowser and his wife Sarah have granted
barganned sold """""""" (unreadable), released unto the said Jacob
Frye.

".........a certain tract of land situate lying and being in the County
of Shelby and the state of Kentucky containing one hundred and forty
eight and a half acres adjoining Presely Dogged on the east and Henry
Hunter on the north side and the save the land which was deeded to the
said Sarah Clowser by the last will and testament of Benjamin Frye "

There is more to this document but the author had only transcribed that
which is necessary to prove relation.

Sarah married Henry Clowser-[266] [MRIN:104], son of Johann Heinrich
Clauser-[267] and Anna Maria (Arma?)-[270], on 12 Jan 1790 in
Frederick County Virginia (4).

18. Jacob Rosenberger-[291] was born about 1777 and died in 1815 in
Frederick County Virginia.

Jacob Rosenberger purchased land in Frederick County in 1809 which is
now owned by his great grandson Charles M. Rosenberger (born 1876).
Jacob Rosenberger established a flour mill which he operated until his
death a few years later. The "Account of the Personal Estate of Jacob
Rosenberger, deceased" dated April 1815 was recorded in Frederick
County on may 5 1817. In the account were items for "boarding" and
"tuition" for his children and and item for "translating Dutch to
English" The appraisement noted a "Number of Dutch Books" (5)

Research: Jacob purchased property in Frederick County Virginia near
Fawcetts Gap and had a grist mill. (Cartmell, Shenandoah Valley
Pioneers and their descendants page 441)
Jacob died in the Spring of 1815 ( frederick county will book 10 page
589 - 590). Elizabeth lived as a widow for many years. She was living
with her son William in 1860 at age 84. (3)

Jacob married Elizabeth Brodbeck-[292] [MRIN:109], daughter of Johannes
Brodbeck-[940] and Margaret Unknown-[941], on 31 Aug 1799 in
Shenandoah County Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

1. William Rosenberger-[1923]
2. Regina Rosenberger-[290]
3. Margaret Rosenberger-[943]
4. John B. Rosenberger-[944]

19. Elizabeth Brodbeck-[292] was born about 1778 in Shenandoah County
Virginia and died after 1860 in Shenandoah County Virginia. Another
name for Elizabeth was Betsy.

Elizabeth married Jacob Rosenberger-[291] [MRIN:109], son of Erasmus
Rosenberger-[822] and Regina Unknown-[861], on 31 Aug 1799 in
Shenandoah County Virginia.

20. Jacob Rosenberger-[291] was born about 1777 and died in 1815 in
Frederick County Virginia.

Jacob Rosenberger purchased land in Frederick County in 1809 which is
now owned by his great grandson Charles M. Rosenberger (born 1876).
Jacob Rosenberger established a flour mill which he operated until his
death a few years later. The "Account of the Personal Estate of Jacob
Rosenberger, deceased" dated April 1815 was recorded in Frederick
County on may 5 1817. In the account were items for "boarding" and
"tuition" for his children and and item for "translating Dutch to
English" The appraisement noted a "Number of Dutch Books" (5)

Research: Jacob purchased property in Frederick County Virginia near
Fawcetts Gap and had a grist mill. (Cartmell, Shenandoah Valley
Pioneers and their descendants page 441)
Jacob died in the Spring of 1815 ( frederick county will book 10 page
589 - 590). Elizabeth lived as a widow for many years. She was living
with her son William in 1860 at age 84. (3)

Jacob married Elizabeth Brodbeck-[292] [MRIN:109], daughter of Johannes
Brodbeck-[940] and Margaret Unknown-[941], on 31 Aug 1799 in
Shenandoah County Virginia.

21. Elizabeth Brodbeck-[292] was born about 1778 in Shenandoah County
Virginia and died after 1860 in Shenandoah County Virginia. Another
name for Elizabeth was Betsy.

Elizabeth married Jacob Rosenberger-[291] [MRIN:109], son of Erasmus
Rosenberger-[822] and Regina Unknown-[861], on 31 Aug 1799 in
Shenandoah County Virginia.

Sixth Generation (3rd Great Grandparents)

32. Johann Heinrich Clauser-[267] was born on 12 Dec 1721 in Ottersheim
Germany and died on 1 Jun 1764 in Clowser Gap Frederick County
Virginia. The cause of death was Massacered in an Indian Attack (6).


Traditionally, some of the Clauser/Clowser children were born in PA.


Johann Heinrich did sign an oath of allegiance to the United States in
the name of Henry Clauser.

Research: Johann Heinrich (Henry) appears on the passenger list for the
Ship Osgood that landed in Philadelphia on September 29 1750. William
Wilkie was captain and the ship sailed from Rotterdam to Cowes and then
to Philadelphia with 480 passengers total.

A fellow passenger on the journey was a Gottlieb Mittelberger. He
wrote a detailed account of the crossing which seemed to be typical of
most who made the voyage to america. He states

"Both in Rotterdam and Amsterdam the people are packed densely like
herrings so to say in the large sea-vessels. One person receives a
place scarcely two feet wide and 6 feet in length in the bedstead,
while many a ship carries four to six hundred souls; not to mention the
innumberable implements, tools, provisions, water-barrels and other
things which likewise occupy such space.

On account of contrary winds it takes sometimes 2, 3, and 4 weeks to
make the trip from Holland to England. But when the wind is good, they
get there in 8 days or even sooner. Everything is examined there and
the customs-duties paid, whence it comes that the ships ride there 8,
10 or 14 days and even longer at anchor. till they have taken their
full cargoes. During that time, every one is compelled to spend his
last remaining money and to consume his litte stock of provisions which
had been reserved for the sea; so that most passengers, finding
themselves on the ocean where they would be in greater need of them,
must suffer from hunger and want. Many suffer want already on the
water between Holland and Old England.

When the ships have for the last time weighed their anchors near the
city of Kaupp (Cowes0 in Old England, the real misery begins with the
long voyage. For from there, the ships, unless they have good wind,
must often sail 8, 9, 10 to 12 weeks before they reach philadelphia.
But even with the best winds the voyage lasts 7 weeks.

But during the voyage, there is on board these ships terrible misery,
stench fumes, horror, vomiting, many kinds of sea sickness, fever,
dysentary, headache, heat, constipation, boils, scurvy, cancer, mouth
rot, and the like, all of which come from old and sharply salted food
and meat, also from very bad foul water, so that many die miserably.

Add this to the want of provisions, hunger, thirst, frost, heat,
dampness, anxiety, want, afflictions, and lamenations, together weith
other troubles as......the lice abound so frightfully, exspecially on
sick people,. that they can be scraped off the body. The misery
reaches a climax when a gale rages for 2 or 3 nights and days so that
every one believes that the ship will go to the bottom with all the
human beings on board. In such a visitation the people cry and pray
most piteously.

Children from 1 to 7 rarely survive the voyage. I witnessed misery in
no less than 32 children in our ship, all who were thrown into the sea.
The parents grieve all the more since their children find no resting
place in earth but are devoured by the monsters of the sea.

That most of the people get sick is not surprising, because, in
addition to all other trials and hardships, warm food is only served
three times a week the rations being very poor and very little. Such
meals can hardly be eaten on account of being so unclean. The water
which is served out of the ships is often black, thick, and full or
worms, so that no one can drink it without loathing, even with the
greatest thirst. Toward the end we are compelled to eat the ships
biscuit which had spoiled long ago; though in a whole biscuit there was
scarcely a piece the size of a dollar that had not been full or red
worms and spiders nests.

At length, when, after a long and tedious voyage. the ships come in
sight of land. so that the promotories can be seen, which people were
so eager and anxious to see, all creep from below on deck to see the
land from afar and they weep for joy, and pray and sing, thanking and
praising god. The sight of the land makes the people on board the
ship, exspecially the sick and the half dead, alive again, s that their
hearts leap within them, they shout and rejoice and are content to bear
their misery in patience, in hope that soon they will reach the land in
safety But alas.

When the ships have landed at philadelphia after their long voyage, no
one is permitted to leave them except those who pay for their passage
or can give good security; the others who cannot pay; must remain on
board the ships til they are purchased and are released from the ships
by their purchasers. the sick always fare worst, for the healthy are
naturally purchased first; and so the sick and wretched must often
remain on board in front of the city for 2 or 3 weeks and frequently
die, whereas many a one , if he could pay his debt and were permitted
to leave the ship immediately, may recover and remain alive

The sale of human beings on board the ship is carried out thus. Every
day, englishmen and dutchjmen and high german people come from the city
of Philadelphia and other places, in part from great distance say 20 30
or even 40 hours away and go onboard a newly arrived ship that has
brought and offers for sale passengers from Europe, and select among
the healthy persons such as they deem suitable for buisness, and
bargain with them how long they will serve for their passage money
which most of themare still in debt for. When they have come to an
agreement, it happens that adult persons bind themselves in writing to
serve 3, 4, 5, or 6 years for the amount due by them according to their
age and strength. But very young people from 10 to 15 years must serve
til they are 21 years old.
Many parents must sell or trade away their children like so many head
of cattle; for their children take the debt upon themselves, the
parenst can leave the ship free and unrestrained; but as the parents
often do not know where and to what people their children are going ,
it often happens that such parents and children, after leaving the ship
do not see each other again for many years and perhaps in all their
lives.

It often happens that entire families husband wife and children are
separated by being sold to different purchasers, exspecially when they
have not paid any part of their passage money.

When a husband or wife dies at sea, when the ship has made more than
half of her trip, the survivor must pay or serve not only for himself
or herself but also for the deceased. When both parents have died over
half way at sea, their children, exspecially when they are young and
have nothing to pawn or pay, must stand for their own and their parents
passage, and serve til they are 21 years old. When one has served his
or her term, he or she is entitled to a new suit of clothes at parting
and if it has been so stipulated, a man gets a horse and a woman, a
cow. When a serf has an opporotunity to marry in this country, he or
she must pay for each year which he or she would have yet to serve...5
or 6 pounds.

Johann Heinrich Clauser and his wife are buried underneath what is now
a golfcourse that is managed by Shawnee Land. The headstones once stood
there however they were destroyed and removed by the Developers.
Merle Moore, a researcher of the Clowser line states that from his
personal knowledge, the graves are located under what is now the
Clubhouse at this golfcourse.

Medical: The Major White Fort was on the West Side of Hogue Creek about
Seven miles from Winchester. This place was known for more than a
century to be the White Homestead. Dr. White, son in law of William
Hogue, had settled there as one of the first settlers. In 1763 Major
Robert White son of the doctor, lived there and for the safety of the
many families who had settled along the big North mountain, he had
erected a small fort and stockade around his residence. At the July
term of that year, the Major appeared in person before the Justices.
He was then a justice himself and startled his brethren by announcing
that Indians had appeared in his neighborhood the day previous but
disappeared without molesting anyone, and that he had also been
informed that a large band was marauding the settlements on Great
Ca-Capon. The court was moved to convene and take steps to protect
the settlements. No action was taken and the Major returned to take
charge of the situation himself. He warned families and went along the
mountain for fully six miles as far as Owen Thomas' home and advised
all to come to his fort. As this raid involved families so near to
Winchester, it is well to give the narrative as related by Maj. John
White, a son of the owner of the Fort property. Some little
confusion as to the date appears. One statement gives July 1763 and
another gives June 1764. This may have occurred by two raids having
been made, for we have evidence that Indians raided the settlement
twice. Some of the families took no heed to the warning. Owen Thomas'
being one saying he could not leave his harvest and then rode to his
neighboor Jacob Keckley, who had several sons, to propose that they arm
themselves and work together at their harvest. He was shot dead on
this trip. This was certainly the next day after Major White had
visited the Justices. In June 1764, Major White went again to warn the
people that they had better come to the fort, that he was reliably
informed that a large band was on the warpath. Now the narritive
becomes intensely interesting to many people who live in Frederick
County today, and exspecially in that section.
This warning was heeded but the families moved slowly. Mrs. Thomas, the
widow, Mrs Jones and a man named Clowser started with their families
but stopped at the house of a man named Lloyd, two miles from the Fort
and spent the night. The next morning at an early hour they resumed
their journey and before they were out of the sight of the house, the
indians attacked them and killed, wounded or took away as prisoners ,
twenty three persons. A young son of Owen Thomas who had been killed
in the previous raid ran back into the house and hid, escaping
detection, although the indians brought his mother and sister back into
the house and bound and kept them their while they fried bacon and ate
breakfast. They then set fire to the house and moved off.
The boy managed to escape from the fire and rambled about for two days
before he found someone to tell his direful story. The families had
fled to the fort, Lloyd and several of his children, David Jones and
his wife, two old people, some of the Thomas family, Henry Clowser and
two of his sons were killed. Mrs Clowser and four of her daughters
were taken off as captives. The youngest child, about two years old,
was horribly butchered while crossing the North Mountain, the band
heading for the south branch. They halted one night by Furmans Fort,
the men of the fort fired upon them. The next morning they moved away
and Mrs Thomas escaped and lived for many years to tell thrilling
stories. The wounded who were left near Major Whites were gathered up
after the departure of the Indians and were carried to the Fort where
they were cared for. Out of the seven found, only one survived and that
was Hester Lloyd who had two scalps taken from her. A Dr. McDonald
attended her, trepanned her head and she recoved living many years.
Mrs Thomas' daughter and Mrs Clowser and her three daughters were taken
to the Indian town and after an abscence of about six months, were
released from captivity and all returned home safely. There is
something in kerchevals narrative about the three Miss Clowsers, who
were prisoners at the same time. They were aged respectively at ages
10, 7 and 5 years. After their return, they grew up in their old
neighborhood, and were married and raised families of children. They
were all three widows when Kercheval knew them and lived not more than
five or six miles apart, two of them were Mrs Shutlz and Mrs Snapp who
lived one and a half miles from his residence and a third, Mrs Frye
lived no more than six miles. Such history must be accepted as totally
reliable. Descendants of all of these families live in Frederick County
at the time of this writing

Johann married Anna Maria (Arma?)-[270] [MRIN:105] on 20 Mar 1753 in
Pennsylvania.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Jacob Clauser-[271]
2. John Clauser-[272]
3. Elizabeth Clowser-[273]
4. Sarah Ann(A) Clowser-[274]
5. Mary Magdalene Clowser-[275]
6. Henry Clowser-[266]
7. Infant Clowser-[276]

33. Anna Maria (Arma?)-[270] , died in May 1772 in Frederick County
Virginia.

Anna married Johann Heinrich Clauser-[267] [MRIN:105], son of Hans Jakob
Clauser-[268] and Anna Barbara Bär-[269], on 20 Mar 1753 in
Pennsylvania.

34. Benjamin Frye Sgt-[281] was born in 1723 and died in 1813.

Benjamin married Catherine Speers(?)-[282] [MRIN:92], daughter of Unknown
and Unknown.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Sarah Frye-[277]

35. Catherine Speers(?)-[282] was born about 1700 and died about 1760.

Catherine married Benjamin Frye Sgt-[281] [MRIN:92], son of Benjamin
Frey-[2264] and Christena __________-[2265].

36. Erasmus Rosenberger-[822] was born on 21 Nov 1723 in Niederzell Germany
(7) and died about 1794 in Shenandoah County Virginia.

Parish Records Reflect

Born at 21.111723 Niederzell: Erasmus, Godfather Erasmus Rüffer of
Hohenzell
(Erasmus Rüffer was brother to Anna Rüffer Rosenberger)

Search Terms: ROSENBERGER (1)
Database: Pennsylvania Foreign Oaths of Allegiance
Combined Matches: 1
Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and
State of Pennsylvania
[The original list is herewith given.]

Erasmus Rosenberger, (8)

Research: Erasmus was baptized at Schluchtern and sponsored by his
mothers brother Erasmus Rüffer of Hohenzell.

Erasmus arrived into the port of Philadelphia on the ship "Ranier"
September 26 1749 and signed the oath of allegiance to the british king
is his own handwriting(Strassburger and Hinke, Pennsylvania German
Pioneers, Vol 1 page 411). By the following year he is recorded as a
resident of Hanover Township Lancaster County PA and already had 100
acres of land with six of it in corn. (Lancaster County Pa Tax lists
1750-Lancaster County PA). This area later became Dauphin County PA.

In 1756 Erasmus was married to Anna Catherina at the Hill Church in
Lebanon PA. by Rev. Johann Casper Stover, a reformed minister who
served much of the Frontier community, including VA. She was most
likely the widow of Godfreid Baumgartner of Lebanon. By the time of
his marriage, Erasmus had settled on a 120 acre tract on the Great
Swatara Creek near Kittatany Hills in Hanover Township and applied for
a patent to this land on December 26 1761. He indicated that he had
lived there for some time but he had been prevented from applying for
the proper warrants and patents earlier because his property had been
ravaged by indians during the French and Indian conflict. The records
state that they "burnt his house and carryd off or destroyed all of his
cattle stock and goods" (pennsylvania land office records Lancaster,
Warrant R369)Erasmus received patent to an adjoining tract of 49 acres
in May 1769.

Erasmus and his family moved to Virginia about 1776 and in that year he
purchased over 300 acres on a branch of Opequon Creek in Berkeley
County (now WV). This is evidenced in Berkeley County Deed book 4
pages 2 and 3. He purchased additional land in Berkeley County in 1785
which he then sold to his two oldest sons Frederick and John as
evidenced in Berkeley County Deed book 6 page 395 - 397. Erasmus
appears on the personal property tax list of Berkeley County from the
beginning of the Records in 1783 through 1789.

About this time Erasmus and his family moved again, this time further
south to Shenandoah County and purchased 328 acres a short distance
west of Strasburg from Henry and Rosena Felkner. (Shenandoah County
Deed book G pages 477 - 479) Their neighbors were Philip Peter Baker
to the North, The Brubecks (Erasmus' son Jacob married Elizabeth
"Betsy" Brubeck/Brodbeck) to the west and the Funkhousers to the south.
Erasmus and Regina deeded this land to his sons Anthony and Rudolph in
1794. Erasmus is listed on the personal property tax lists of
Shenandoah County from 1791 - 1794. and was apparently deceased by
the time the tax lists were drawn up in June 1795. Regina is listed
as the "widow rosenberger" on a list of communications of the St Pauls
Lutheran Church in Strasburg in October 1798. The ages of the younger
sons have been estimated from appearance in the tax records. The house
in which Erasmus and Regina are reputed to have lived in Shenandoah
County still stands along the north Branch of "Brubecks Run" (Tumbling
Run) near St Stephens church west of Strasburg.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Immigration; Sep 1749; Arrived In Philadelphia. Erasmus Rosenberger
can be found on the ship roster of the ship
RANIER which landed in Philadelphia PA.
2. Oath of Allegiance; Unknown; Pennsylvania. Erasmus Rosenberger is
listed in a list entitled Foreigners who took the Oath of allegiance
to the province and state of PA

Erasmus married Anna Catarina Keifer Baumgartner-[862] [MRIN:328] on 27
Jul 1756 in Hill Church Pennsylvania By Rev John Casper Stoever.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Anna Barbara Rosenberger-[863]
2. Frederick Rosenberger-[865]
3. John Rosenberger-[867]
4. Elizabeth Rosenberger-[871]
5. Henry Rosenberger-[869]
6. Eva Rosenberger-[873]
7. Erasmus Rosenberger-[875]

Erasmus also married Regina Unknown-[861] [MRIN:314] about 1771 in
Shenandoah Berkley Virginia.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Anthony Rosenberger-[876]
2. Rudolph Rosenberger-[877]
3. Michael Rosenberger-[878]
4. Jacob Rosenberger-[291]
5. Abraham Rosenberger-[879]

37. Regina Unknown-[861] , died after 1798 in Virginia (9).

Regina married Erasmus Rosenberger-[822] [MRIN:314], son of Christoffel
Rosenberger-[823] and Anna Catherina Rüffer-[848], about 1771 in
Shenandoah Berkley Virginia.

38. Johannes Brodbeck-[940] (10) was born about 1754 in Shenandoah County
Virginia and died in 1808 in Shenandoah County Virginia. Another name
for Johannes was John.

Research: John remained at the family homestead on Tumbling Run and
received deed to 150 acres of his fathers patent tract from Abraham
Funkhouser executor of his fathers will in October 1793. (Shennandoah
County Deed Book I page 221) His name appears along with his brother
Adam on Alexander Machirs militia list for Strasburg area in 1776.
(Brumbaugh op. Cit P606) The estate of John Brubeck deceased was
ordered to be appraised by Jacob Didawick, Philip P. Baker and Rudolph
Rosenberger in October 1808 and a public sale of personal property was
held November 3 1808 (shenandoah county will book g pp 295 299. A
settlement of the estate was reported to the court March 1814.
Margaret received one third of the money and the rest was to be
distributed to the ten children four of whom were still underage (Ibid
book H page 539). In 1818 Mary the youngest child still under age 14
was made a ward of George Hottel who reported the account of his
deceased ward to the court in November 1822 (shennandoah county Minute
book 1816 -1822 Oct Court 1818 and minute book 1822 - 1826 November
court 1822. A division of John Brubecks land was made among the
remaining nine children in November 1822 (Deed Book BB page 528)

Margaret Brubeck died in the winter of 1827 - 1828 and her personal
property was ordered appraised by Abraham Funkhouser Henry Pontzer and
John Hamman in February 1828 (Shenandoah County Will book O page 481)
According to the settlement of her estate the cost of settlement
exceeded the proceeds from the sale of her effects and there was
nothing to distribute to the heirs (Ibid will book P page 318) Three
of John Brubecks children married children of George Baker (11)

Johannes married Margaret Unknown-[941] [MRIN:361] about 1775.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Elizabeth Brodbeck-[292]
2. Jacob Brodbeck-[3049]
3. Phillip Brodbeck-[3051]
4. William Brodbeck-[3053]
5. John Brodbeck-[3055]
6. Christina Brodbeck-[3057]
7. Rebecca Brodbeck-[3059]
8. Catherine Brodbeck-[3061]
9. Joseph Brodbeck-[922]
10. Mary Brodbeck-[3065]

39. Margaret Unknown-[941] .

Margaret married Johannes Brodbeck-[940] [MRIN:361], son of Adam
Brodbeck-[1947] and Elizabeth Zehnder-[1948], about 1775.

Seventh Generation (4th Great Grandparents)

64. Hans Jakob Clauser-[268] (12).

Hans married Anna Barbara Bär-[269] [MRIN:106] on 16 Jan 1719 in
Ottersheim Germany (12).

Children from this marriage were:

1. Johann Heinrich Clauser-[267]
2. Johannes Clauser-[2974]
3. Hans Velten Clauser-[2975]
4. Magdalena Clauser-[2976]
5. Johann Nicolaus Clauser-[2977]
6. Nikolaus Clauser-[2978]
7. Wilhelm Clauser-[2979]

65. Anna Barbara Bär-[269] .

Anna married Hans Jakob Clauser-[268] [MRIN:106], son of Hans Jacob
Clauser-[2965] and Unknown, on 16 Jan 1719 in Ottersheim Germany
(12).

68. Benjamin Frey-[2264] was born in 1696 in Fryes Fort Virginia and died in
1753.

Benjamin married Christena __________-[2265] [MRIN:848] between
1731-1750.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Benjamin Frye Sgt-[281]
2. Jacob Frey-[3323]
3. William Frey-[3325]
4. John Frey-[3327]
5. Henry Frey-[3329]
6. Abraham Frey-[3330]
7. George Frey-[3331]
8. Rebecca Frey-[3332]
9. Elizabeth Frey-[3333]
10. Amelia Elizabeth Frey-[3335]

69. Christena __________ -[2265] .

Christena married Benjamin Frey-[2264] [MRIN:848], son of Heinrich
Frey-[2266] and Anna Catherine Levering-[2267], between 1731-1750.

72. Christoffel Rosenberger-[823] was born on 31 Mar 1683 in Niederzell
Germany, died on 10 Apr 1754 in Niederzell Germany (8) and was buried
on 12 Apr 1754 in Niederzell Germany (8). Another name for
Christoffel was Johann Christoffel Rosenberger.

Parish Record reflects the following.

Birth 31.03.1683 Christoffel, Niclaß Rosenberger of Niederzell with his
wife Agnessa has his son baptized in the schoolhouse. Christoffel
Heylmann neighbor to the Billings, hs been Godfather.

Died for 10.04.1754 Niederzell: In the afternoon at 12:30 AM the old
Johann Christoffel Rosenberger died and buried the 12th. (8)

Christoffel married Anna Catherina Rüffer-[848] [MRIN:315], daughter of
Balthasar Rüffer-[849] and Anna Noll-[850], on 15 May 1715 in
Niederzell Germany (13).

Parish Records Reflect
Wedding at 15.05.1715 Niederzell: Christoffel Rosenberger and Anna
Catharina daughter of the church elder of Hohonzell Balthasar Rüffer.
(13)

Children from this marriage were:

1. Johannes Rosenberger-[857]
2. Jacob Rosenberger-[858]
3. Erasmus Rosenberger-[822]
4. Johann Christoffel Rosenberger-[859]
5. Anna Catherina Rosenberger-[860]

73. Anna Catherina Rüffer-[848] was born on 14 Nov 1692 in Hohenzell Germany
(13) and died on 2 Apr 1767 in Niederzell Germany (14).

Parish Records Reflect

Died 02.04.1767 Niederzell The Johann Christoffel Rosenbergers widow
Anna Catharina born Rüffer. Died and buried the 5th age 74 years 6
months

Anna married Christoffel Rosenberger-[823] [MRIN:315], son of Nicolaus
Rosenberger-[824] and Agnesa Haffner-[837], on 15 May 1715 in
Niederzell Germany (13).

76. Adam Brodbeck-[1947] (15) was christened on 17 May 1722 in Muttenz
Switzerland (15) and died between 1778-1779 in Shenandoah County
Virginia (15). Another name for Adam was Brubeck.

Research: In 1748 Adam Brodbeek, a weaver, requested and was granted
permission to leave for America with his wife and two children (Faust
Vol II. p.47). He arrived in Philadelphia on the ship "Crown" August
30 1749, along with several other families from Muttenz including his
uncles Adam and Nicolaus (Strassburgber and Hinke, Vol1 page 392). By
1760 Adam Brodbeck and family were living in the Shennandoah Valley of
Virginia. He settled on a branch of Tumbling Run a few miles west of
present day Stasburg where he witnessed the will of his neighbor, John
Funkhouser in February 1760 along with John Nicolaus Baker. (Frederick
County Will Book 3 page 255 256. This is the first record of Adam in
Virginia. He obtained a survey warrant for 300 acres on Tumbling run
where he lived, in June of 1763 (peggy Joyner, Northern Neck Warrants
and Surveys, Vol 11. Frederick County. Portsmouth, 1985, Page 19).
He received a patent for this land from Lord Fairfax August 9 1766.
Adam "Brewback" was naturalized as a citizen of Virginia in Frederick
County Court November 1 1768. (Frederick County Order Book 14 page
348).
The death date for Adams first wife Elizabeth is unknown but in October
1773 he married Ursula Rohrer, widow of Jacob Rohrer another settler on
Tumbling run. At the time of the marriage they drew up a contract that
forfeited all dower interests in his property. Jacob Rohrer and his
family were associated with the Sabbatarian group on Sandy Hook that
had connections with the Cloisters at Ephrata PA. There is no evidence
that the Brubecks have any further ties to the Sabbatarians. Adam
wrote a will December 2 1778 and died soon afterwards. The will was
probated March 25 1779 with his son in law Abraham Funkhouser as
executor (Shennandoah County Will Book "A" page 205/ A final
settlement of the estate was made by Funkhouser in 1782, by which time
the youngest child had come of age. Ursula Brubeck was living at the
time of the settlement.

Adam Brodbecks will reads as follows
December 28 1778
In the name of God amen I, Adam Brodbeck of the county of Shenandoah in
the Colony of Virginia yeoman being sickly and weak in body but of
perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto god. Therefore calling
into mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for
all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament
that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my
soul to the hands of the almighty god who gave it, and my body I
roccamand to the earth to be burryed in a Decent Christian Burial at
the descretion of my executor not doubting but at the general
resurection I shall leave the same again byt the power of Almighty
god.
THIS LINE CAN NOT BE READ and dispose of the same in the following
manner and form. .
First I I ordain that my lawful debts be paid and discharged out of my
estate.
And whereas I have made a contract with my wife be fore our marriage
whereby she hath no right to my estate which can be seen in the records
of the county office and so she is entirely excluded in this last will
And next, I give and ordain five pounds to my son Adam as his
birthright he being my oldest son and whereas I have given unto my
daughters Anna and Rosina to each a coe and som money in my lifetime I
likewise give and bequeath to my daughter Barbary a cow and a bed the
uper bed to be of feathers.
And further I ordain unto my sons Adam John Jacob and Philip thirty
pounds to be given each out of my estate and the remainder to be equal
divided amongst all of my children.

And I further ordain and it is my will that my Plantation whereon i now
live either be rented out either to one of my sons or in case they dont
choose to rent the same it shall be rented to a stranger until my
youngest son Philip shall come upon age and then they shall sell the
same plantation unto one of my sons or if noen is inclined to purchase
the same they may sell the same to a stranger and my son Adam shall
make a good deed for the purchaser of said plantation and whereas I
have sold in my life a certain tract of land in Pauls fourth between
the treetop mountains which i have sold unto George Hoan Jorden and it
is my will that my son Adam shall make a good deed unto said George
Hoan for the same. The money which will become due fo rhte same shall
likewise divided between all my children equally and in case son Adam
should die before my youngest son should come upon age my other
executor shall give or make a deed or deeds for said lands which shall
stand by law.
And further it is my will after my decease my moveable estate to be
sold by Publickand the money thereof equal divided amongst my children
and in case one of my children should die under age the rest shall
divide his share equally amongst themselves.
And Lastly I appoint and ordain my son Adam and my son in law Abraham
Funkhouser to the executors of this my last will and testament and I
hereby annull and remove all former wills, legates what so ever and
declaring this to be my last will and testament in witness thereof I
have here unto set my hand and seal the day and year first written
above.

His
Adam Brodbeck
Marck

Adam married Elizabeth Zehnder-[1948] [MRIN:754] about 1742 in Muttenz
Switzerland (10).

Children from this marriage were:

1. Johannes Brodbeck-[940]
2. Anna Brodbeck-[3000]
3. Sybilla Brodbeck-[3001]
4. Anna Maria Brodbeck-[3002]
5. Adam Brodbeck-[3003]
6. Elizabeth Rosina Brodbeck-[3004]
7. Johann Jacob Brodbeck-[3005]
8. Barbara Brodbeck-[3006]
9. Philip Brodbeck-[3007]

Adam also married Ursula Rohrer-[2914] [MRIN:1091] on 9 Oct 1773 in
Shenandoah County Virginia.

77. Elizabeth Zehnder-[1948] , died before 1773. Another name for Elizabeth
was Elsbeth.

Elizabeth married Adam Brodbeck-[1947] [MRIN:754], son of Hans
Brodbeck-[1949] and Anna Schaffner-[1950], about 1742 in Muttenz
Switzerland (10).

Eighth Generation (5th Great Grandparents)

128. Hans Jacob Clauser-[2965] (12) was born about 1640 and was buried on 4
Mar 1710 in Ottersheim Germany (12).

Hans married someone.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Hans Jakob Clauser-[268]

136. Heinrich Frey-[2266] was born in 1663 in Altheim Alsace Germany and
died in 1734.

Heinrich married Anna Catherine Levering-[2267] [MRIN:863], daughter of
John Wigard Levering-[2271] and Magdalena Boekers-[2272], on 26 Apr
1692 in Germantown PA (16).

Certificate of previous notice that was posted on the door of the meeting
house where they were married states:

Whereas Henry Fry of Altheim in the province of Alsace in High German now
inhabitant of Germantown, in the county of Philadelphia, bachelor and
Anna Catherine Levering of the county of Bruck, likewise in High Germany,
a young woman, after due consulatation with their respective parents,
have produced sufficient certification of their clearness of all other
engagements, under the hand of several credible persons. unto one of the
Justices of the Peace, in the bailwick of Germantown, and have published
and affixed their intention of marriage in the meeting-house of the said
town on the 24th of the first month past.

As no objections wre filed, the ceremony was performed and THIS
certificate witnesseth that the said Henry Fry and Anna Catharine
Levering have this day been made husband and wife according to the law
of this country, and before in the presence of us, whose names appear are
hereunder written at Germantown the 26th day of April 1692

Francis Daniel Pastorius
Justice of the Peace.
Witnesses. Wigart Levering Gerhard levering Magdalena Levering Hans
Peter Umstat, Arnold Cassel Henrich Shellenberg, Jon Ponder, Andrew
Supplee, Manigha May, Catein Tompkins, William Rittinghuysen, Henrich
Zollen, Jacob Pfoutz, Heinrich Buchholtz, Elias Tossen, Honnas Miller,
Elizabeth Cassel, Herman Trapman, Sara Hendricks, Anecki Supplee, Maria
Bonus and others.

This certificate is in the possession of Abraham Cassel of Harleysville
PA at the time of this publication. (17)

Children from this marriage were:

1. Benjamin Frey-[2264]

137. Anna Catherine Levering-[2267] was born in Mar 1676 in Mulheim On The
Rhur (16) and died in 1754 (18).

Research: Anna Catherine Levering was brought to America in 1685 by her
parents when aged 9 years as stated in the contract of transportation.
(16)

Anna married Heinrich Frey-[2266] [MRIN:863] on 26 Apr 1692 in Germantown
PA (16).

144. Nicolaus Rosenberger-[824] was born on 23 Mar 1644 in Niederzell
Germany and died on 29 Nov 1709 in Niederzell Germany. Another name
for Nicolaus was Niklas.

Parish records reflect
23.02.1644. Niclas Conrad Rosenberger of Niederzells son Godfather
Niclas Kolb. (8)

Nicolaus married Agnesa Haffner-[837] [MRIN:316], daughter of Hans
Haffner-[838] and Anna Wigant-[839], on 4 Sep 1666 in Schlüchtern
Germany (8).

Parish Records Reflect

Married: 04.09.1666 Niklas Rosenberger, son of Conrad and Agnes daughter
of Mr Johann Haffner

(Johann ie Hans Haffner was dead at the time of this marriage) (8)

Children from this marriage were:

1. Anna Maria Rosenberger-[3218]
2. Weitzel Rosenberger-[3219]
3. Margretha Rosenberger-[3220]
4. Otillia Rosenberger-[841]
5. Johann Conrad Rosenberger-[843]
6. Margaretha Elisabetha Rosenberger-[844]
7. Anna Margaretha Rosenberger-[846]
8. Gertraut Rosenberger-[847]
9. Christoffel Rosenberger-[823]

145. Agnesa Haffner-[837] was born on 17 Aug 1643 in Schlüchtern Germany and
died on 23 Mar 1714 in Niederzell Schlüchtern Germany.

Agnesa married Nicolaus Rosenberger-[824] [MRIN:316], son of Conrad
Rosenberger-[825] and Gela Henning-[831], on 4 Sep 1666 in
Schlüchtern Germany (8).

146. Balthasar Rüffer-[849] was born in 1661.

Balthasar married Anna Noll-[850] [MRIN:326].

Children from this marriage were:

1. Anna Catherina Rüffer-[848]
2. Erasmus Rüffer-[3199]

147. Anna Noll-[850] .

Anna married Balthasar Rüffer-[849] [MRIN:326].

152. Hans Brodbeck-[1949] (19) was born on 12 Dec 1697 in Muttenz
Switzerland and died after 1747 in Muttenz Switzerland (19).

Research: Hans Jacob was a linen weaver at Muttenz and was probably
still living when his son , Adam, left for America in 1748. When his
wife Anna died in 1747 she was identified as the wife of the linen
weaver and Adam was identified as his son in the records concerning his
immigration. Hans Jacob was not referred to as deceased in either
record. No death record can be found at Muttenz. It is strange that
Hans Jacob remained at Muttenz after his son left, since his first wife
was deceased and he had no other children. (19)

Hans married Anna Schaffner-[1950] [MRIN:755] on 20 Sep 1720 in Muttenz
Basel Switzerland.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Adam Brodbeck-[1947]
2. Hans Jacob Brodbeck-[2999]

153. Anna Schaffner-[1950] (19) was born in Nov 1700 (20) and died on 17
Mar 1747 in Muttenz Basel Switzerland (19).

Anna married Hans Brodbeck-[1949] [MRIN:755], son of Adam Brodbeck-[1951]
and Anna Roesch-[1952], on 20 Sep 1720 in Muttenz Basel Switzerland.

Ninth Generation (6th Great Grandparents)

274. John Wigard Levering-[2271] was born in 1648 in Gemen Westphalia
Prussia and died on 2 Feb 1745 in Roxborough Philadelphia PA.

One of the first publications on the Levering family was produced by
Hiratio Gates Jones. it was later improved upon by John Levering of
the The Levering Historical Association. Both publications are
available on film through the Mormon (LDS) family history libraries.

The Jones publication includes the following information.

Research: They (John Wigard and Magdalena) lived in Gemen until
sometime after the birth and decease of their first child and then
moved to Mulheim where they remained until they immigrated to America
after the 20th of March 1685, bringing with them, their surviving four
children.

He settled first in Germantown Philadelphia and removed from their a
short distance west into Roxborough Township in 1691 where he bought a
tract of 500 acres of land lying between and bordering upon both the
River Schuylkill and Wissahickon Creek. Upon this estate he lived his
remaining years with his family and died there.

His wife Magdalena died in the summer of 1717 aged about 67 years. He
died February 2 1745, at the probable age of 97 year and was buried
upon his farm in a spot overlooking the romantic Wissahickon, which has
become a part of the famous Fairmont park of Philadelphia. This spot
subsequently became the churchyard and burial ground for the baptist
church organized in 1789 which was greatly enlarged and is now known
as the Levering cemetary under a special charter from the state of
Pennsylvania. This ground doubtless contains the remains of Magdalena.
A gravestone marking the interment in June 1744 of their grandchild.
clement levering still stands and points the place where repose the old
pioneers though no sculptered tablet was ever erected to their memory.

Wigard Levering left a will dated August 23 1742 which reads as
follows

I, Wichert Levering , of the township of Roxborrow in the county of
Philadelphia , in the Province of Pennsylvania, Joyner, being in good
health of body and of a sound and perfect mind and memory, and calling
to mind the frailty of this transitory live and that its appointed for
all flesh once to dye, do make and ordain this my Last Will and
Testament in manner and former wills by me at any time herefore to
made.

Imps. I will that all my Just Debts and funeral expenses be paid and
discharged by my executor hereinafter named with all convenient speed
after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Katherine ye sum of ten
pounds lawful money aftd to be paid to her by my said executor
hereinafter named within twelve months after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter amelia the sum of ten
pounds lawful money aftd to be paid to her by my said executor
hereinafter mentioned within two years of my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sebilla the sum of ten
pounds lawful money aftd to be paid by my said executor within three
years after my decease.

Item. I bequeath unto my son in law Peter Indehaven ye sum of ten
pounds lawful money aftd to be paid to him by my said executor within
four years after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son in law William Tunes ye sum of
tenn pounds lawful money aftd to be paid to him by my said executor
within five years after my decease.

Lastly, I give and bequeath unto my son William Levering whom I hereby
constitute ordain and appoint sole executor of this my last will and
testament all other my estate and effects of what kind soever.
In witness whereof I have herunto put my hand and seal this twenty
third day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and forty two.

His mark is made here.

This will was probated after the death of the testator on the 7th day
of February , 1745 (21)

John married Magdalena Boekers-[2272] [MRIN:739], daughter of William
Bokers-[2273] and Sidone Braviers-[2274], in Apr 1674 in Gemen
Westphalia Prussia (22).

The Presbytery of the Evangelical Parish at Gemen reflects

Sunday Occuli of the year '74, for the first time is proclaimed John
Wigard Levering, Rosiers son, with the chaste virgin Magdalena Boekers of
Essen.
(note occuli is the fourth sunday before easter in 1674 was March 22nd
according to the Churchmans Almanac by Wm A Whitworth MA published in
London in 1882

Children from this marriage were:

1. Anna Catherine Levering-[2267]
2. Anna Sophia Levering-[3313]
3. Maria Elizabeth Levering-[3314]
4. William Levering-[3315]
5. Amelia Anna Sophia Levering-[3316]
6. Anna Sibella Levering-[3317]
7. Herman Levering-[3318]
8. Elizabeth Levering-[3319]
9. Jacob Levering-[3320]
10. Magdalena Levering-[3321]
11. Magdalena Levering-[3322]

275. Magdalena Boekers-[2272] was born between 1648-1650 in Leyden In South
Holland and died in 1717 in Pennsylvania.

Magdalena married John Wigard Levering-[2271] [MRIN:739], son of Rosier
Levering-[2275] and Elizabeth Van De Walle-[2276], in Apr 1674 in
Gemen Westphalia Prussia (22).

288. Conrad Rosenberger-[825] was born on 31 Jan 1613 in Niederzell Germany
(23) and died before 1677.

Conrad married Gela Henning-[831] [MRIN:317], daughter of Hans
Henning-[832] and Unknown, on 22 Nov 1640 in Schlüchtern Germany
(24).

Parish Records reflect

Marriage 22.11.1640. Conrad Rosenberger, Hans rosenbergers son and Gela
the widow of Velten Lotz of Niederzell got married. (25)

Children from this marriage were:

1. Otillia Rosenberger-[833]
2. Nicolaus Rosenberger-[824]
3. Sophia Rosenberger-[835]
4. Johan Rosenberger-[3224]
5. Dorothea Rosenberger-[3225]
6. Catharina Rosenberger-[3226]

289. Gela Henning-[831] was born on 17 Apr 1614 in Reinhards Germany and
died on 11 Mar 1689 in Niederzell Germany. Another name for Gela was
Gertraud.

Parish records reflect

Died 11.03.1689 the woman, Conrad rosenberger of Niederzells widow at
the age of 75. Born in 1614

Gela married Conrad Rosenberger-[825] [MRIN:317], son of Hans
Rosenberger-[826] and Christina Lotz-[830], on 22 Nov 1640 in
Schlüchtern Germany (24).

Gela also married Velten Lotz-[3221] [MRIN:1190] on 5 Feb 1630 in
Schlüchtern Germany.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Maria Lotz-[3222]
2. Dorothea Lotz-[3223]

290. Hans Haffner-[838] was born on 28 Oct 1607 and died on 20 Oct 1661.

Hans married Anna Wigant-[839] [MRIN:324], daughter of Hans Wolff
Wigant-[1946] and Unknown, on 8 Feb 1636 in Schlüchtern Germany.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Agnesa Haffner-[837]

291. Anna Wigant-[839] was born in 1611 and died on 20 Sep 1681 in
Schlüchtern Germany.

Anna married Hans Haffner-[838] [MRIN:324], son of Peter Haffner-[1935]
and Maria Stirn-[1936], on 8 Feb 1636 in Schlüchtern Germany.

304. Adam Brodbeck-[1951] (26) was born in Muttenz Switzerland, was
christened on 28 Mar 1675 in Muttenz Basel Switzerland (26) and died
on 10 Nov 1739 in Muttenz Switzerland (26).

Research: The records of Muttenz do not give much information about
Adam Brodbeck, not even his occupation. Anna's father Hans Roesch was
baptized Muttenz Switzerland in 1642. He was the son of Hans Roesch
and Elsbeth Heinemann. He married Maria Heidt March 1670 and died
April 12 1693. No records were found for Maria Heidt. though the
family name was common at Muttenz. Adam and Anna's son, Adam, left for
America in 1748 to "get away from his nagging wife" (faust, Vol II page
148) He left with a contingency from Muttenz that also included his
brother, Nicolaus his nephew Adam Brodbeck and their families.

Adam married Anna Roesch-[1952] [MRIN:756], daughter of Hans
Roesch-[1953] and Maria Heidt-[1954], on 23 Nov 1696 in Muttenz
Switzerland.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Hans Brodbeck-[1949]
2. Adam Brodbeck-[2992]
3. Anna Maria Brodbeck-[2993]
4. Nicolaus Brodbeck-[2994]
5. Johannes Brodbeck-[2995]
6. Andreas Brodbeck-[2996]

305. Anna Roesch-[1952] (26) was christened on 13 Feb 1676 in Muttenz Basel
Switzerland (26).

Anna married Adam Brodbeck-[1951] [MRIN:756], son of Hans Jacob
Brodbeck-[1955] and Margareth Seidermann-[1956], on 23 Nov 1696 in
Muttenz Switzerland.

Tenth Generation (7th Great Grandparents)

548. Rosier Levering-[2275] (27) was born in 1624 in Leiden South Holland.


Rosier Levering was born in the early years of the seventeenth Century.
He is the known progenitor of the Levering family in America. It is
believed that he was born in Holland of ancient english or anglo saxon
parentage, exiled because of persecution for their religious
priniciples. He married Elizabeth Van De Walle of Wesel in Westphalia
in Germany or near the frontier of Holland. They settled in the same
district at Gemen, where several children were born to them, between
the years of 1648 to 1662. Tradition, preserved by the remnant of the
family at Gemen says they occupied the old Levering homestead in that
town and that they died there.

Rosier married Elizabeth Van De Walle-[2276] [MRIN:858].

Children from this marriage were:

1. John Wigard Levering-[2271]
2. Eberhard Levering-[3303]
3. Elizabeth Levering-[3305]
4. Alche Levering-[3306]
5. William Levering-[3307]
6. Gerhard Levering-[3310]
7. Unknown Levering-[3312]

549. Elizabeth Van De Walle-[2276] .

Elizabeth married Rosier Levering-[2275] [MRIN:858].

550. William Bokers-[2273] .

William married Sidone Braviers-[2274] [MRIN:852].

Children from this marriage were:

1. Magdalena Boekers-[2272]

551. Sidone Braviers-[2274] .

Sidone married William Bokers-[2273] [MRIN:852].

576. Hans Rosenberger-[826] was born on 28 Mar 1590 in Niederzell Germany
(8) and died in 1621 in Niederzell Germany.

This was in the early years of the Thirty year War and he was in hanau
working onthe fortress. Source "From the Rhine to the Shennandoah" by
Daniel Bly.

Research: Parish records reflect
Born 28.03.1590 Hans, father Meß Rosenberger Godfather Hans Müller

Hans married Christina Lotz-[830] [MRIN:318], daughter of Conrad
Lotz-[3189] and Elisabeth Unknown-[3190], on 29 May 1611 in
Niederzell Schlüchtern Germany.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Conrad Rosenberger-[825]
2. Michel Rosenberger-[3227]
3. Dorothea Rosenberger-[3228]
4. Johannes Rosenberger-[3229]
5. Elizabeth Rosenberger-[3230]

577. Christina Lotz-[830] was born on 6 Feb 1591 in Schlüchtern Germany.

Christina married Hans Rosenberger-[826] [MRIN:318], son of Meß
Rosenberger-[827] and Otillia __________-[3286], on 29 May 1611 in
Niederzell Schlüchtern Germany.

578. Hans Henning-[832] , died on 1 Dec 1635 in Schlüchtern Germany.

Hans married someone.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Gela Henning-[831]

580. Peter Haffner-[1935] , died on 8 Feb 1619.

Peter married Maria Stirn-[1936] [MRIN:746], daughter of Mauriti
Stirn-[1937] and Unknown.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Hans Haffner-[838]

581. Maria Stirn-[1936] , died on 18 Jan 1637.

Maria married Peter Haffner-[1935] [MRIN:746], son of Ludwig
Haffner-[1938] and Unknown.

582. Hans Wolff Wigant-[1946] .

Hans married someone.

Children from this marriage were:

1. Anna Wigant-[839]

608. Hans Jacob Brodbeck-[1955] (26) was born on 16 Jan 1648 in Muttenz
Switzerland (26) and died on 22 Feb 1691 in Muttenz Basel Switzerland
(26).

Hans married Margareth Seidermann-[1956] [MRIN:758], daughter of Jacob
Seidermann-[1957] and Barbara Tschudi-[1958], about 1670 in Muttenz
Switzerland (26).

Children from this marriage were:

1. Adam Brodbeck-[1951]
2. Hans Jacob Brodbeck-[2990]
3. Margareth Brodbeck-[2991]

609. Margareth Seidermann-[1956] (26) was christened on 6 Nov 1642 (26)
and died on 23 Jan 1687 in Muttenz Basel Switzerland (26).

Margareth married Hans Jacob Brodbeck-[1955] [MRIN:758], son of Peter
Brodbeck-[1959] and Kunigunda Salathe-[2981], about 1670 in Muttenz
Switzerland (26).

610. Hans Roesch-[1953] (26) was christened in 1642 in Muttenz Basel
Switzerland (26) and died on 12 Apr 1693 in Muttenz Basel Switzerland
(26).

Hans married Maria Heidt-[1954] [MRIN:757], daughter of Unknown and
Unknown, in Mar 1670 in Muttenz Basel Switzerland (26).

Children from this marriage were:

1. Anna Roesch-[1952]

611. Maria Heidt-[1954] (26).

Maria married Hans Roesch-[1953] [MRIN:757], son of Hans Roesch-[2997]
and Elsbeth Heinemann-[2998], in Mar 1670 in Muttenz Basel
Switzerland (26).

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sources

1. Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index:
U.S., Date of Import: Nov 2, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.6.47506.42.
2. Frederick County Marriage Records, 1820, (Frederick County Virginia . Copy
on file with author).
3. Daniel Bly, From the Rhine to the Shennandoah by Daniel Bly, (Gateway Press
Inc. Baltimore 1993). page 148.
4. Frederick County Virginia Marriage Records, (Marriage documents in the
possession of the Author. Information obtained through the frederick
County Court House . Date of marriage listed as January 12 1790).
5. Francis Coleman Rosenberger, Rosenberger Family in Pennsylvania and Virginia
1729 - 1850, (Richmond, The william Byrd Press, 1950). 28 - 29.
6. T. K. Cartmell, Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and their Descendants, (Copyright
1909 by T. K. Cartmell, The eddy press corporation, Winchester Virgina.
Reprint by Heritage Books 1989 Bowie Maryland.) Pages 75 and 76.
7. Reformed Church of Schlüchtern (Germany) transcribed by Herr Clemens
Schreiber, Records are located in the parish records beginning in 1577 for
the Parish of Schlüchtern Germany, (This author obtained the information
by writing to Katholisches Pfarramt 36381 Schlüchtern Germany. The
response was received from Herr Clemens Schreiber Bergastraße 19 36381
Schlüchtern Germany. Herr Schreiber states that he is the person in
charge of handling queries about ancestry and records for the deanary of
Schlüchtern. The records were sent all together and this author has no way
of knowing what exact page numbers of what registers the records came
from. A copy of these materials is available upon request.) Unknown page
number of Schlüchtern Parish Records, Page 2 of my Rosenberger documents.

8. Reformed Church of Schlüchtern (Germany) transcribed by Herr Clemens
Schreiber, Records are located in the parish records beginning in 1577 for
the Parish of Schlüchtern Germany, (This author obtained the information
by writing to Katholisches Pfarramt 36381 Schlüchtern Germany. The
response was received from Herr Clemens Schreiber Bergastraße 19 36381
Schlüchtern Germany. Herr Schreiber states that he is the person in
charge of handling queries about ancestry and records for the deanary of
Schlüchtern. The records were sent all together and this author has no way
of knowing what exact page numbers of what registers the records came
from. A copy of these materials is available upon request.)
9. Daniel Bly, From the Rhine to the Shennandoah by Daniel Bly, (Gateway Press
Inc. Baltimore 1993). page 141.
10. Daniel Bly, From the Rhine to the Shennandoah by Daniel Bly, (Gateway Press
Inc. Baltimore 1993).
11. Daniel Bly, From the Rhine to the Shennandoah by Daniel Bly, (Gateway Press
Inc. Baltimore 1993). page 39.
12. Church Clergy of the Reformed muncipality Ottersheim near Germersheim,
Register F6 Number 238, (Church Register of the Reformed Municipality
Ottersheim near Germersheim. Dates of Creation are the dates of the actual
events. Copies of actual documents on file with the author and available
upon request.)
13. Reformed Church of Schlüchtern (Germany) transcribed by Herr Clemens
Schreiber, Records are located in the parish records beginning in 1577 for
the Parish of Schlüchtern Germany, (This author obtained the information
by writing to Katholisches Pfarramt 36381 Schlüchtern Germany. The
response was received from Herr Clemens Schreiber Bergastraße 19 36381
Schlüchtern Germany. Herr Schreiber states that he is the person in
charge of handling queries about ancestry and records for the deanary of
Schlüchtern. The records were sent all together and this author has no way
of knowing what exact page numbers of what registers the records came
from. A copy of these materials is available upon request.) Unknown page
of Schlüchtern Parish Records, Page 3 of authors records.
14. Reformed Church of Schlüchtern (Germany) transcribed by Herr Clemens
Schreiber, Records are located in the parish records beginning in 1577 for
the Parish of Schlüchtern Germany, (This author obtained the information
by writing to Katholisches Pfarramt 36381 Schlüchtern Germany. The
response was received from Herr Clemens Schreiber Bergastraße 19 36381
Schlüchtern Germany. Herr Schreiber states that he is the person in
charge of handling queries about ancestry and records for the deanary of
Schlüchtern. The records were sent all together and this author has no way
of knowing what exact page numbers of what registers the records came
from. A copy of these materials is available upon request.) Unknown page
of Schlüchtern Parish Records, page 3 of authors records.
15. Daniel Bly, From the Rhine to the Shennandoah by Daniel Bly, (Gateway Press
Inc. Baltimore 1993). 36.
16. John Levering, Levering Family History and Genealogy, Call NumberCS71.L661,
(Published in 1897 in Indianapolis Indiana by William B. Burford Printers
for the Levering Historical Association.) page 97.
17. John Levering, Levering Family History and Genealogy, Call NumberCS71.L661,
(Published in 1897 in Indianapolis Indiana by William B. Burford Printers
for the Levering Historical Association.) 97 and 98.
18. John Levering, Levering Family History and Genealogy, Call NumberCS71.L661,
(Published in 1897 in Indianapolis Indiana by William B. Burford Printers
for the Levering Historical Association.)
19. Daniel Bly, From the Rhine to the Shennandoah by Daniel Bly, (Gateway Press
Inc. Baltimore 1993). page 36.
20. Daniel Bly, From the Rhine to the Shennandoah by Daniel Bly, (Gateway Press
Inc. Baltimore 1993). page 36. Muttenz records state that she died at
the age of "46 years and 4 months".
21. John Levering, Levering Family History and Genealogy, Call NumberCS71.L661,
(Published in 1897 in Indianapolis Indiana by William B. Burford Printers
for the Levering Historical Association.) pages 93 - 99.
22. John Levering, Levering Family History and Genealogy, Call NumberCS71.L661,
(Published in 1897 in Indianapolis Indiana by William B. Burford Printers
for the Levering Historical Association.) page 93.
23. Reformed Church of Schlüchtern (Germany) transcribed by Herr Clemens
Schreiber, Records are located in the parish records beginning in 1577 for
the Parish of Schlüchtern Germany, (This author obtained the information
by writing to Katholisches Pfarramt 36381 Schlüchtern Germany. The
response was received from Herr Clemens Schreiber Bergastraße 19 36381
Schlüchtern Germany. Herr Schreiber states that he is the person in
charge of handling queries about ancestry and records for the deanary of
Schlüchtern. The records were sent all together and this author has no way
of knowing what exact page numbers of what registers the records came
from. A copy of these materials is available upon request.) Unknown page
in the Parish records. Page 6 in authors records.
24. Reformed Church of Schlüchtern (Germany) transcribed by Herr Clemens
Schreiber, Records are located in the parish records beginning in 1577 for
the Parish of Schlüchtern Germany, (This author obtained the information
by writing to Katholisches Pfarramt 36381 Schlüchtern Germany. The
response was received from Herr Clemens Schreiber Bergastraße 19 36381
Schlüchtern Germany. Herr Schreiber states that he is the person in
charge of handling queries about ancestry and records for the deanary of
Schlüchtern. The records were sent all together and this author has no way
of knowing what exact page numbers of what registers the records came
from. A copy of these materials is available upon request.) Unknown page
number in the parish registers. Page 6 in authors notes.
25. Reformed Church of Schlüchtern (Germany) transcribed by Herr Clemens
Schreiber, Records are located in the parish records beginning in 1577 for
the Parish of Schlüchtern Germany, (This author obtained the information
by writing to Katholisches Pfarramt 36381 Schlüchtern Germany. The
response was received from Herr Clemens Schreiber Bergastraße 19 36381
Schlüchtern Germany. Herr Schreiber states that he is the person in
charge of handling queries about ancestry and records for the deanary of
Schlüchtern. The records were sent all together and this author has no way
of knowing what exact page numbers of what registers the records came
from. A copy of these materials is available upon request.) Unknown page
in the Parish records. Page 6 in authors notes.
26. Daniel Bly, From the Rhine to the Shennandoah by Daniel Bly, (Gateway Press
Inc. Baltimore 1993). page 35.
27. John Levering, Levering Family History and Genealogy, Call NumberCS71.L661,
(Published in 1897 in Indianapolis Indiana by William B. Burford Printers
for the Levering Historical Association.) Page 92.
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