Johann Andreas Mühlschlägel
b. 15 April 1730, d. between 1813 and 1820
Last Edited=27 Apr 2004
Johann Andreas Mühlschlägel was born on 15 April 1730 in Lachen-Speyerdorf, Palatinate, Bayern, Germany.1
He was the son of Hans Henrich Mühlschlägel and Maria Apolonia Hamman.2,3
He followed German naming customs and was known as Andreas.
Johann Andreas was baptized on 23 April 1730 at the Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche in Lachen. His godfather was Johann Andreas Riedinger, citizen and innkeeper in the city of Neustadt in Mannheim.1
Johann Andreas emigrated on 26 May 1750 from Weindenthal, Palatinate, Bayern, Germany. During this time, Palatinates needed to get permission to leave the area. This is the translated entry given about Andreas: "Andreas Mühlschlägel, Reformed schoolmaster, Weidenthal, permitted to go to Pennsylvania, but must pay the supplementary tax (Tenth Penny) on his property of 300 florins." David Schmitt and family as well as Johann Adam Wetzel were also permitted to go to Pennsylvania and they arrived on the same ship as Andreas.4
Johann Andreas was found on a passenger list dated 11 August 1750 for the ship Patience landing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The ship departed from Rotterdam, stopped in Cowes, England and then continued to America. Andreas is rumored to have brought "his valuable violin which he could play so well, his Bible, and his dreams."5
See an article written by Paul A. Darrel about Palatines and the ship Patience.6
Before the disembarking off the boat, he had to sign an Oath of Allegiance to the King of England and state that he was not Catholic. Follow the icon to see his signature.7
Shortly after arriving in America, Andreas lived East Greenville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.8
Johann Andreas married Anna Maria Emmitt, daughter of Johann Philip Emmert and Maria Catharina Kamp, circa 1752 at New Goshenhoppen Church in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania . He was about 22 years old and she was about 18.9,10
She followed German naming customs and was known as Maria and Mary.
Grace Kelso Garner in Earliest Settlers of Western Frederick-Eastern Hampshire Counties gives her reasoning behind an estimated marriage date of 1754 but their son, George, was baptized in 1753. Garner did not know his birthdate. I have revised Andrew and Mary's marriage to be circa 1752.11
Johann Andreas and Anna had 8 children. These children are Georg Henrich, Anna Christina, Maria Catharine, Anna Barbara, Anna Maria, Johann Jacob, Anna Margretha and Hanna.12
Andreas is found on the tax list of Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1752 as Andreas MILSHIEGEL. According to Alice Gedge, this part of Berks County was actually in Oley Township in 1752.13
Andrew Millslagle and his mother-in-law, Catharina Emerthin, signed an "Acort" or agreement where he promises that he or his children will take care of her.14
In 1767, Andrew and Mary were taxed on 70 acres, 2 horses, two cows, and three sheep in Berks County, Pennsylvania.15
They are believed to have lived between 1768 and 1774 in Emmitsburg, Frederick County, Maryland.16
Andrew and Mary purchased land 7 November 1774 Hampshire County, Virginia. Here is part of the deed: "THIS INDENTURE, made the seventh day of November in the year of Our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and seventy four BETWEEN Jonathan PUGH of the County of Hampshire of the one part and Andreas Milslagle of the said County." This deed was for a tract of 106 acres and granted to Evan Pugh, Jr. by deed under the hand of Right Hon. Thomas Lord Fairfax and by Evan Jr. conveyed to Jonathan PUGH in February 1764.17
He and Mary were 1782 taxed for 7 white souls on the list of in Hampshire Co, on the list of Levi Poston.18
He and Mary were 1784 taxed for 6 white souls in Hampshire Co, on the list of Elias Poston.18
Rev. Christian Streit wrote in his diary that "one of his congregations met at Mr. Horn and Mr. Millschlegel on the Cacapon River. He preached there six times" between 1785 and 1788.19
The 1790 census records for Hampshire Co have been lost. Other sources for residence information will need to be found.
Andrew purchased an additional 421 acres on 26 February 1793 in Hampshire Co.18
The 1800 census records for Hampshire Co have been lost. Other sources for residence information will need to be found.
Andrew and Mary purchased additional land 20 November 1809 Hampshire Co.20,21
Andrew was enumerated on the 1810 census for Hampshire Co as Andrew Milslagle, aged over 45 years old. Based on ages, it is possible that the following were also living in the household: Mary, his wife, aged over 45 years old..22
Follow the link to see the census image.
He and Mary lived with their son, Jacob, and his wife, Elizabeth, until their deaths.18
He and Mary were buried in the Millslagle burying place in Hampshire Co. According to Darrell Cooper, the family cemetery is located on north of what is now Highway 50 on 50/22 road, west of Capon Bridge, Hampshire County, West Virginia.18
To learn more about Lachen-Speyerdorf follow this link .
- Children of Johann Andreas Mühlschlägel and Anna Maria Emmitt:
- Georg Henrich Mühlschlägel+ b. 3 May 1753, d. bt 1810 - 1820
Anna Christina Mühlschlägel+ b. 24 Apr 1757
Maria Catharine Mühlschlägel+ b. 13 Mar 1760
Anna Barbara Mühlschlägel b. 14 Mar 1762
Anna Maria Mühlschlägel+ b. 22 Jan 1765, d. Nov 1836
Johann Jacob Mühlschlägel+ b. c 24 Feb 1767, d. b 1850
Anna Margretha Mühlschlägel b. 3 Jul 1769
Hanna Mühlschlägel+ b. 11 Nov 1771, d. 19 Dec 1858
- [S5] Alice Ament Davidson Gedge, online <http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=adgedge>, (< and e-mail address>), viewed February 2000, entry for Johann Andreas (Millslagel) Muhlschlagel, ID: I7954. PDN: Millslagle-DEU-0001. Cites Kirkchenbuch Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Lachen FHL film 0,488,296 and 0,488,298.
- [S5] Alice Ament Davidson Gedge, entry for Hans Henrich Muhlschlagel, ID: I7956. PDN: Millslagle-DEU-0001.
- [S5] Alice Ament Davidson Gedge, entry for Maria Apolonia Hamman, ID: I8872. PDN: Millslagle-DEU-0001.
- [S5] Alice Ament Davidson Gedge, entry for Johann Andreas (Millslagel) Muhlschlagel, ID: I7954. PDN: Millslagle-DEU-0001. Cites Werner Hacker, "Auswanderungen aus Rheinpfalz und Saarlnd im18 Jahrhundert:" #10593.
- [S3] Grace Kelso Garner, compiler, Earliest Settlers of Western Frederick - Eastern Hampshire Counties (n.p.: self, 1974), page 8.
- [S387] Paul A. Darrel, "Patience Background," online <http://www.execpc.com/~trarbach/Patience/patience.html>, viewed 30 May 2000. A printout is in the possession of the author. PDN: Millslagle-PA-0010.
- [S4] Peggy McKenzie, "Oath," online <http://home.t-onlin.de/home/mckenzie>; citing This was taken from Pennsylvania German Pioneers, page 489. PDN: Millslagle-PA-0002.
- [S5] Alice Ament Davidson Gedge, entry for Johann Andreas (Millslagel) Muhlschlagel, ID: I7954. PDN: Millslagle-DEU-0001. Cites Grady Loy who cited "Loy Family in America" by Stewart and Lynch (Gateway Press, 1984).
- [S3] Grace Kelso Garner, Earliest Settlers, page 175. Cites Professor William John Hinke, Ph.D. - D.D. in The Atlantic Monthly, (Volume 43-43).
- [S355] This is a working assumption of Carol Lea Millslagle-Macke.
- [S3] Grace Kelso Garner, Earliest Settlers.
- [S4] Peggy McKenzie, Andreas Muhlschlagel-Original Immigrant , "Journal written by Johann Andreas Muhlschlagel"; citing Andreas' diary. PDN: Millslagle-PA-0001. At first I thought these dates were baptizism dates but in his last entry he writes "born to the world and then prepared for holy baptism" which made me think his entries were birth dates.
- [S5] Alice Ament Davidson Gedge, entry for Johann Andreas (Millslagel) Muhlschlagel, ID: I7954. PDN: Millslagle-DEU-0001. Cites the 1752 transcribed tax lists for Longswamp Township <<https://sites.rootsweb.com/~GENHOME, 1999>>.
- [S4] Peggy McKenzie, Andreas Muhlschlagel-Original Immigrant.
- [S3] Grace Kelso Garner, Earliest Settlers, page 175, citing tax lists.
- [S3] Grace Kelso Garner, Earliest Settlers, page 175, she did not cite her source.
- [S3] Grace Kelso Garner, Earliest Settlers, page 175.
- [S3] Grace Kelso Garner, Earliest Settlers, page 176.
- [S5] Alice Ament Davidson Gedge, entry for Johann Andreas (Millslagel) Muhlschlagel, ID: I7954. PDN: Millslagle-DEU-0001. Cites Rev. Streit's diary.
- [S3] Grace Kelso Garner, Earliest Settlers, pages 188 and 189.
- [S5] Alice Ament Davidson Gedge, entry for Johann Andreas Muhlschlagel, ID: I7954. PDN: Millslagle-DEU-0001. Cites Phyllis Ellis Edmonton, Alberta Canada who cited work "researched professionally by ___ Lazenby, Salt Lake City, UT.".
- [S610] Andrew Milslagle, 1810 U.S. Census, Hampshire County, Virginia, page #783, line #17; National Archives micropublication M252, roll 69, viewed on Ancestry.com (image 24 of 79) December 12, 2002. PDN: Millslagle-VA-0017.