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Rev Baltasar Hoffman1 (M)
b. 1687, d. 11 July 1775
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     Rev Baltasar Hoffman was born in 1687 in Harpersdorf, Principality of Liegnitz, Silesia.2 He was the son of Christopher Hoffman and Ursula Anders. He was described as being a tall man, rather slender, his face longish and thin; and after his 50th birthday his hair grew entirely white.2 He was very industrious and desirous of acquiring truth. He studied Greek, Hebrew and Latin for the puropse of reading and understanding the Holy Scripture; and he studied Christian doctrine, especially the teachings of Casper Schwenkfeld.3 He was from his early years a follower of the religious principles of Casper Schwenkfeld.3 He was employed as a weaver in Harpersdorf, especially in the winter.2 He was also employed as a day laborer, especially in the summer.2,3 He married Ursula Beier, daughter of Melchior Beyer and Eva (?).2 He and Ursula fled by night in 1726 from Vienna by way of Prague to Lausitz. Their daughters and his father accompied them.3 He became George Jäckel's godfather at his baptism in Berthelsdorf, Saxony, on 21 May 1732.4 He sold for eighty dollars, his house, which was located between the properities of Christopher Miller and John Christoph Nadler in Upper Berthelsdorf, Silesia, on 24 April 1734. David Weber purchased the property.5 He and Ursula immigrated in 1734 to Pennsylvania.2 He and Ursula lived after 1734 in Lower Salfold Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3 He officiated at the wedding of George Kriebel and Susanna Yeakel on 25 November 1740.6 He officiated at the wedding of Rosina Hoffman and Christopher Seibt on 16 November 1742.1,7 He officiated at the wedding of George Scholtze and Maria Yeakel on 31 January 1744.8,9 He officiated at the wedding of Rev. Christoph Scholtze and Rosina Yeakel on 9 October 1744.10,11 He officiated at the wedding of Casper Seibt and Rosina Yeakel on 27 November 1750.1 He officiated at the wedding of Rosina Hoffman and Christoph Jäckel on 30 May 1751.12,8 He officiated at the wedding of Abraham Kriebel and Susanna Scholtze on 13 May 1762.13,14 He officiated at the wedding of Balthasar Reinwald and Elizabeth Yeakel on 24 November 1763.15 He died on 11 July 1775 at age 88 years.2 He was buried on 14 July 1775 in Salford Schwenkfelder Cemetery, in Lower Salford Township, in Philadelphia County now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2
     Published material in a work in the public domain appeared in 1879 It read: Balthasar Hoffman, son of Christopher Hoffman, came
to Pennsylvania in 1734, with his three children:
Anna.
Rosina.
Christopher, born in 1728.
Among the Schwenkfelders who arrived in Pennsylvania
in the year 1734, Balthasar Hoffman,(*) who settled
in Lower Salford Township, was one of the most eminent.
He was born in Harpersdorf, Principality of Liegnitz,

(*)This sketch of the life of the Rev. Balthasar Hoffman was written by his son Christopher in German in 1777, and translated by Abraham H. Cassel for the forthcoming work of M. Auge, Esq., "The Prominent Men of Montgomery County, Pa." The compiler of this work cheerfully acknowledges the courtesy of Mr. Auge in allowing him to make use of this memoir.

in Silesia, Austria. By his own testimony he was
born of "worthy poor and lowly parents," and was first
reared to the trade of a weaver, occasionally working
as a day laborer in the summer. He early embraced
the religious principles of Caspar Schwenkfeld. He
was tall in stature, lean in person, and "after his
fiftieth year wore an entire white head." From his
earliest youth he seems to have been very industrious
and desirous of acquiring truth. By assiduous labor
he soon gained a knowledge of Latin, Greek, and
Hebrew, and by help of good books set himself to
study the Sacred Scriptures, for which his knowledge
of the 'languages gave him great facilities. He was
very diligent in acquainting himself with Christian
teachings around him, and especially of those promulgated
by Caspar Schwenkfeld.
In 1719 the Reformation had made great progress in
Silesia, and the Catholic Church in 1721 sent a mission
to convert the people back to the old faith, at
first laboring with them mildly, but soon after committing
great acts of violence. The persecuted people
in 1721, therefore, resolved to send an embassy to the
Emperor, to implore toleration. Of this body Balthasar
was one. During this effort, which lasted five
years, Hoffman delivered no less than seventeen memorials
to the royal ruler. At last, however, in 1726,
the mission turned the heart of the sovereign still
more against the reformed people, so that Balthasar
dared not show himself by day, but had to return by
night, taking with him to Ober Lausitz his wife and
two daughters. Even there he was not safe, but fled
again with his gray-haired father from Vienna by way
of Prague to Lausitz, and obtained the protection of
Count Zinzendorf. Here he resided eight years,
during which time a son was born to him. As tolerance
was not even here assured he, with many others,
concluded to emigrate to Pennsylvania, where William
Penn had promised religious freedom to all. This
resolution was formed in 1734, and on September 22
of the same year, with his wife and family, "under
the guidance of the good Lord they arrived at Philadelphia,
and offered praise to God for his graciousness
to them." He was especially grateful that no evil had
befallen them on the way, and further that kind
friends in Holland had sent himself over free and
without cost to him. He did not remain in the city,
but removed to the country, "where, too, the grace of
God provided for him and his." During all this time
he continued a diligent Bible reader and Christian
teacher to those around him. Here he freely worshipped
God according to the dictates of conscience.
Upon the death of the Rev. George Weiss, the first
minister of the Schwenkfelders in America, in 1740,
Hoffman was chosen to officiate in his stead. Not
being constitutionally strong in body, he several times
withdrew, especially in 1749, when he became afflicted
on his breast and debilitated in his power of speech
and of singing. Still, demands were made upon him,
particularly for outdoor services, as catechizing the
children; but by the help of God he labored till the
weight of years made it impossible. Nor did he ever
tire in his many duties. His Sabbath forenoons, afternoons,
or evenings, were employed in writing, reading,
and singing. He left many letters and writings on
Holy Scripture and Christian teachings, prompted by
the questions of others as well as of his own conception,
thus at once rendering service to his brethren in
time to come. He also left hymns. Of these writings
we have a catalogue. "To him idleness and the
want of truth were of great moment, seeing how God's
gift of freedom was misapplied."
The closing years of Balthasar Hoffman's life were
spent in a small room, spinning; yet daily would he
read, write, sing, and pray. And as he had long been
blessed with bodily health, so God protected him
against much and severe sickness in his last days.
Gradually, however, his sanctified spirit was loosened
from its earthly tabernacle, and nature sank year by
year, till December 21, 1774, when he was attacked
with vertigo and increasing debility, and on July 11,
1775, in his 89th year, he passed peacefully away. His
wife, Ursula, died May 15, 1767, aged 80 years, and
both lie buried in the Schwenkfelder burying-ground
belonging to the congregation in Lower Salford. Balthasar
Hoffman and wife left three children, Anna,
Rosina, and Christopher, who succeeded his father as
minister of the society; his children were all born in
Europe. All three were married, but the son left no
issue. There are descendants of the daughters, however,
to the fifth and sixth generations.
He remained an acceptable minister of the Schwenkfelders
from the death of Weiss in 1740 until the
time of his death. He resided on a tract of land by
the east side of Skippack Creek, two miles west of
Franconia village, now owned by Henry Derstine.
He was a man of eminent wisdom and piety, and left
behind him a catalogue of his writings, embracing
fifty-eight tracts, all on theology and practical religion,
besides eighty-three letters on various kindred
topics.
Christopher Hoffman, the father of Balthasar, died in
Saxony, under the protection of Count Zinzendorf; he,
together with his son Balthasar and Balthasar Hoffrichter,
constituted the embassy to the court of Charles
VI, at Vienna.16,17

Children of Rev Baltasar Hoffman and Ursula Beier
Anna Hoffman+ b. 1712, d. 16 Jan 1796
Rosina Hoffman+ b. 21 Dec 1718, d. 14 Jun 1788
Rev. Christopher Hoffman b. 3 Dec 1727, d. 29 Jan 1804

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 886.
  2. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1180.
  3. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 6.
  4. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 886, citing Berthelsdorf Church Book.
  5. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1180, citing the Berthelsdorf Gericht-Kauffbuch.
  6. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 228.
  7. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 22.
  8. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 23.
  9. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 940.
  10. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 964.
  11. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 24.
  12. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 466.
  13. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 350.
  14. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 44.
  15. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 631.
  16. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 5-9.
  17. [S743] Moses Auge, Lives of the eminent dead and biographical notices of prominent living citizens of Montgomery County, Pa., 107-110, the article ends with "letters of various kindred topics" and slighty different beginning, which concerns Casper Schwenfeld, and the word "worthly" used in the Genealogical Register description of his parents is translated in Eminient Lives as "wicked."

Ursula Beier (F)
b. circa 1686, d. 15 May 1767
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     Ursula Beier was born circa 1686.1 She was the daughter of Melchior Beyer and Eva (?). She married Rev Baltasar Hoffman, son of Christopher Hoffman and Ursula Anders.1 She and Baltasar fled by night in 1726 from Vienna by way of Prague to Lausitz. Their daughters and his father accompied them.2 She and Baltasar immigrated in 1734 to Pennsylvania.1 She and Baltasar lived after 1734 in Lower Salfold Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2 She died on 15 May 1767.1 She was buried in Salford Schwenkfelder Cemetery, in Lower Salford Township, in Philadelphia County now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1

Children of Ursula Beier and Rev Baltasar Hoffman
Anna Hoffman+ b. 1712, d. 16 Jan 1796
Rosina Hoffman+ b. 21 Dec 1718, d. 14 Jun 17881
Rev. Christopher Hoffman b. 3 Dec 1727, d. 29 Jan 18041

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1180.
  2. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 6.

Eva (?) (F)

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     Eva (?) married Melchior Beyer.

Children of Eva (?) and Melchior Beyer
Ursula Beier+ b. c 1686, d. 15 May 1767
Abraham Beyer+ b. 16 Aug 1690, d. 30 Oct 1754
Maria Beyer+ b. c 1694, d. 12 Mar 1768

Rev. Christopher Hoffman1 (M)
b. 3 December 1727, d. 29 January 1804
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     Rev. Christopher Hoffman was born on 3 December 1727 in Berthelsdorf, Saxony.1 He was the son of Rev Baltasar Hoffman and Ursula Beier.1 He was baptized on 4 December 1727 in Berthelsdorf, Saxony. The sponsors were Christoph Kriebel, Balthasar Jäckel, Frau Barbara Hoffman, the wife of George; and others.1 He married Rosina Dresher, daughter of George Dresher and Maria (?), on 17 May 1753.2 He and Rosina had no children.2 He officiated at the funeral of Rev. Christoph Scholtze.3 He was the minister at Anna Wagner's burial in Worcester Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He preached the funeral sermon on Matt. 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me
.4 He officiated at the wedding of Jacob Gerhard and Helena Krauss on 12 November 1795.5,6 He officiated at the wedding of Abraham Seibt and Anna Anders on 21 November 1799.5 He was a minister of the Schwenkfelder community, being a faithful and acceptable divine.2 He officiated at the wedding of Abraham Kriebel and Christina Kriebel on 4 June 1801.7 He died on 29 January 1804 at age 76 years, 1 month and 26 days.1,2

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1180.
  2. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 37.
  3. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 30.
  4. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1502.
  5. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 887.
  6. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 81.
  7. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 231.

Rosina Dresher1 (F)
b. circa 3 October 1723, d. 3 July 1794
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     Rosina Dresher was also known as Rosanna.1 She was born circa 3 October 1723.2 She was the daughter of George Dresher and Maria (?). She immigrated with her parents George Dresher and Maria (?) in 1734 to Pennsylvania.3 She married Rev. Christopher Hoffman, son of Rev Baltasar Hoffman and Ursula Beier, on 17 May 1753.1 She and Christopher had no children.1 She died on 3 July 1794.1

Citations

  1. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 37.
  2. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 37, from age at death.
  3. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 4.

George Dresher (M)
d. 3 March 1774

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     George Dresher was also known as Drescher.1 He married Maria (?). He and Maria (?) immigrated in 1734 to Pennsylvania.1 He died on 3 March 1774.1

Children of George Dresher and Maria (?)
Christopher Dresher+ b. c 1718, d. 2 Aug 1770
Maria Dresher+ b. 1723, d. 30 Dec 1772
Rosina Dresher b. c 3 Oct 1723, d. 3 Jul 1794

Citations

  1. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 4.

Maria (?) (F)
d. 18 March 1762

     Maria (?) married George Dresher. She and George Dresher immigrated in 1734 to Pennsylvania.1 She died on 18 March 1762.1

Children of Maria (?) and George Dresher
Christopher Dresher+ b. c 1718, d. 2 Aug 1770
Maria Dresher+ b. 1723, d. 30 Dec 1772
Rosina Dresher b. c 3 Oct 1723, d. 3 Jul 1794

Citations

  1. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 4.

Anna Hoffman1 (F)
b. 1712, d. 16 January 1796
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     Anna Hoffman was born in 1712.1 She was the daughter of Rev Baltasar Hoffman and Ursula Beier. She married George Scholtze, son of Balthasar Scholtze and Susanna Dietrich, in the presence of witnesses and elders on 3 May 1737.2 She and George lived in 1737 on a farm, Upper Hanover Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3,2,4,5 She made a will on 22 January 1795.6 The transcript of the Will read:
In the Name of God, Amen. I Anna Schultz of Upper Hanover Township in the County of Montgomery & state of Pennsylvania Widow and relict of George Schultz late of the same place Yeoman deceased being of old Age but of sound mind and memory blefsed be god and bringing to mind the mortality of my Body do make this my last will & Testament Concerning my wordly Estate wherewith the lord hath blefsed me this Twenty second day of January in the Year of Our lord one thousand seven hundred & Ninety five vizt First it is my Will that all my just debts & funeral Charges shall be paid off. And I give and bequeath to my eldest son Balthaser Schultz the sum of twenty pounds specie Money and further I do will & Order that after my decease when the said twenty pounds are paid off all my remaining Property or Estate shall be devided in five equal Shares or portions One equal fifths share of the same I give to the said my eldest Son Balthaser Schultz another equal fifths share of my Estate I give to my second son ChristG Schultz another equal fifths share of the same I give to my youngest Son Gregory Schultz. Another equal fifths share of the same I give to my eldest Daughter Suzanna Krieble wife of Abraham Kriebel of Towamencin and the remaining equal fifths share of the same I give thirty pounds thereof to my beloved son in law Abraham Drisher of Towamencin aforesaid and the remaining part of such equal fifths share of my Estate I give to the Children of the Body of my Youngest Daughter Eve Dreshey deceasd into equal shares & portions between them. Unto each of the said my heirs, their heirs & Afsigns forever and I do constitute the said my eldest Son Balthaser Schultz and the said my youngest Son Gregory Schultz to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament in trust for all the Intents & purposes in this my will contained.
In Witnefs whereof I have to this my last Will & Testament set my hand & Seal the day & year first above written.
Anna Schultz (Seal)
Signed sealed & pronounced by the said
Testator for her last Will & Testament
in the presence of Us
Abrm Schultz David Schultz

Personally came each of the Witnefses to the foregoing Will and being affirmed according to law did say that they were personally present & did see Anna Schultz the Testatrix in the said Will Named sign & seal & heard her pronounce & declare the same to be her last Will & Testament and at the doing thereof she was of perfect & sound disposing mind Memory & Understanding to the best of their knowledge that they subscribed their names as Witnefses thereto at the request of the Testatrix in her presence of each other. Be it Remembered that on the 29th day of March 1796 the foregoing Will of Anna Schultz was proved in due form of law & letters Testamentory granted unto Balthazer & Gregory Schultz Executors therein named they having first affirmed well & truly to perform the same & to render an account according to law. Given Under my hand & seal & registered the 29th day of March 1796.
For Register A Webb.6 (see also for a transcription of her will on-line). She died on 16 January 1796 at age 84 years.1 She was buried in Washington Schwenfelder Cemetery, Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Her will was proved on 29 March 1796 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.7

Children of Anna Hoffman and George Scholtze
Susanna Scholtze+ b. 21 Aug 1740, d. 10 Oct 1820
Balthasar Schultz+ b. 23 Apr 1744, d. 12 Apr 1813
Christopher Schultz+ b. 7 Oct 1746, d. 10 Sep 1830
Ursula Scholtze b. 2 Nov 1749, d. 4 Jul 1750
Gregory Schultz+ b. 25 Mar 1753, d. 27 Feb 1827
Eve Scholtze+ b. 31 Jan 1756, d. 6 Apr 1786

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1180, 1186.
  2. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1186.
  3. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 319, citing Philadelphia County Will Book I:77, Pennsylvania..
  4. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 20.
  5. [S1313] Montgomery County Will Book 1: she resided here in 1795, and states her late husband George, who died 1784, did also. FHL microfilm 0021547.
  6. [S1313] Montgomery County Will Book 1: 497-498. FHL microfilm 0021547.
  7. [S1313] Montgomery County Will Book 1: 498. FHL microfilm 0021547.

George Scholtze1 (M)
b. 8 February 1710, d. 21 March 1784
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     George Scholtze was born on 8 February 1710.1 Another source said that George Scholtze was born around Candlemas, 1710. Candlemas is the feast of the purification of the Virgin Mary, celebrated on 2 February.2 He was the son of Balthasar Scholtze and Susanna Dietrich.1 He was baptized on 9 February 1710. The sponsors were Adam Krausze, Melchior Herrmann and Regina Jäckelin.1 His name was also recorded as George Schultz.3 He fled with his parents Balthasar Scholtze and Susanna Dietrich on 27 April 1726 to Saxony.1 He immigrated with Susanna Dietrich in 1734 to Pennsylvania.1 He married Anna Hoffman, daughter of Rev Baltasar Hoffman and Ursula Beier, in the presence of witnesses and elders on 3 May 1737.1 He was a farmer.3 He and Anna lived in 1737 on a farm, Upper Hanover Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.4,1,3,5 He was a weaver in October 1748 according to the Will of Hans Bauer.4 He was named the executor under the Will of Hans Bauer on 27 October 1748.6 George Scholtze deeded 150 acres of land left to them in the Will of their father in Colebrookdale Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, to Michael Bauer and Abraham Bauer on 6 April 1749. He acted in his capaciticy as executor of the Will.7 On 10 April 1760 his name was also recorded as George Sholtz.8 He was naturalized on 10 April 1760 before the Supreme Court, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.8,1 He was reported to have died on 21 March 17841,3. He did not, however, as his will bears a date four months later. He left a will on 30 July 1784.9 The transcript of the Will read:
July the 30th 1784.
Whereas the loving god hath again reminded me by this my Sicknefs of my last end, I have therefore thought I would publish my Intention in these few lines as I think it should be done with that which God has given us.. and which may yet remain if I Should die before Mother: it is therefore my Intention, that every thing we have shall be for the use of my wife Anna, as she finds it good for her nesefsity. And when Mother is also dead, then it is my Intention, that my son Baltzer fhall first have twenty pounds I say twenty pounds in money the Remainder which may be left you can divide into five equal Shares unto each brother or Sister as much as unto the other. as to the rest deal with each other according to love and Consider that we this little as well from the good and Paternal hand of God as if we had much its therefore we aweas well hearty thanks for it as well as for much. Ah my dear beloved Children I would wish you to live fo that you may find a gracious god when once your end Shall come which is along necefsary for us to seek for this earthly life ~ therefore let the grace of God be with you ~
George Schultz

Personally Came Andrew Krieble and Melchior Kreible Witnefses to this foregoing Will who being affirmed according to law did say that they were personally present and did see George Schultze the testator in the said Will named sign and Seal & heard him pronounce and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament & at the doing thereof he was of perfect & Sound disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge.
Be it Remembered that on the 8th day of May 1797 the forgoing will of George Schultz was proved in due form of law and Letters Testamentary granted unto Gregory Schultz & Baltzer Schultz Executors they having first affirmed well and truly to perform the same & to renfder an account according to law. Given under my hand and seal And Registered the 8th day of May 1797.
For Register A. Webb. (see also for a transcription of his will on-line).
     George Scholtze was buried in Washington Schwenfelder Cemetery, Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.1 His will was proved on 8 May 1797 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.10

Children of George Scholtze and Anna Hoffman
Susanna Scholtze+ b. 21 Aug 1740, d. 10 Oct 1820
Balthasar Schultz+ b. 23 Apr 1744, d. 12 Apr 1813
Christopher Schultz+ b. 7 Oct 1746, d. 10 Sep 18301
Ursula Scholtze b. 2 Nov 1749, d. 4 Jul 1750
Gregory Schultz+ b. 25 Mar 1753, d. 27 Feb 1827
Eve Scholtze+ b. 31 Jan 1756, d. 6 Apr 1786

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1186.
  2. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 14.
  3. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 20.
  4. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 319, citing Philadelphia County Will Book I:77, Pennsylvania..
  5. [S1313] Montgomery County Will Book 1: she resided here in 1795, and states her late husband George, who died 1784, did also. FHL microfilm 0021547.
  6. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 317, also 319, originally in German, translated into English, citing Philadelphia County Will Book I:77, Pennsylvania..
  7. [S121] Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Strassburger Family, 320-321.
  8. [S102] Persons Naturalized in the Province of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Archives, p 344.
  9. [S1314] Montgomery County Will Book vol. 1: 550-551. FHL microfilm 0021547.
  10. [S1314] Montgomery County Will Book vol. 1: 551. FHL microfilm 0021547.

Ursula Scholtze1 (F)
b. 2 November 1749, d. 4 July 1750
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     Ursula Scholtze was born on 2 November 1749.1,2 She was the daughter of George Scholtze and Anna Hoffman. She died on 4 July 1750 at age 8 months and 2 days.1,2

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1186.
  2. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 20.

Anna Schultz (F)
b. 29 April 1785, d. 2 April 1839
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     Anna Schultz was born on 29 April 1785.1 She was the daughter of Christopher Schultz and Maria Yeakel. She married Henry Heebner, son of George Heebner, on 21 April 1807.2 She and Henry lived in a farm, Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3 She died on 2 April 1839 at age 53 years, 11 months and 4 days.1

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1187.
  2. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 104.
  3. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 105.

Henry Heebner (M)
b. 1 December 1778, d. 30 March 1847
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     Henry Heebner was born on 1 December 1778.1 He was the son of George Heebner. He married Anna Schultz, daughter of Christopher Schultz and Maria Yeakel, on 21 April 1807.2 He was a farmer.3 He and Anna lived in a farm, Gwynedd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3 He died on 30 March 1847 at age 68 years, 3 months and 29 days.3

Citations

  1. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 49.
  2. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 104.
  3. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 105.

Susanna Schultz (F)
b. 5 November 1775, d. 22 March 1848
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Appears on charts:
Descendant Chart for Melchior Beyer
Descendant Chart for Christopher Hoffman
Descendant Chart for Balthasar Dietrich
Descendant Chart for Matthias Scholtze
Descendant Chart for Melchior Heydrick
Descendant Chart for David Jäckel

     Susanna Schultz was born on 5 November 1775.1 She was also listed as being born, probably incorrectly, on 11 October 1775.2 She was the daughter of Christopher Schultz and Maria Yeakel. She married Rev. Balthasar Heebner, son of George Heebner and Susanna Heydrick, on 20 May 1794.3 She and Balthasar lived in a farm, Worcester Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.4 She died on 22 March 1848 at age 72 years, 4 months and 17 days.1

Children of Susanna Schultz and Rev. Balthasar Heebner
George Heebner b. 22 Jul 1795, d. 10 Apr 1796
Unnamed Girl Heebner b. 7 Jan 1796, d. 9 Jan 1796
Maria Heebner b. 26 Oct 1803, d. 10 Sep 1815

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1187.
  2. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 51.
  3. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 77.
  4. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 78.

Rev. Balthasar Heebner (M)
b. 12 June 1770, d. 28 April 1848
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Descendant Chart for Melchior Heydrick

     Rev. Balthasar Heebner was born on 12 June 1770.1 He was the son of George Heebner and Susanna Heydrick. He married Susanna Schultz, daughter of Christopher Schultz and Maria Yeakel, on 20 May 1794.2 He was a minister of the Gospel in the Schwenkfelder faith.3 He preserved the genealogical records of the Schwenkfelders, and their descendants adhering to the faith, in German script, until 1846. Few records were kept before him, and it is due to his recordkeeeping that the 1879 edition of the Genealogical Record could be written.3 He was described as being of a cheerful disposition and of active and industrious habits, a person who retained the confidence of the entire community where he lived.3 He and Susanna lived in a farm, Worcester Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3 He died on 28 April 1848 at age 77 years, 10 months and 16 days.3

Children of Rev. Balthasar Heebner and Susanna Schultz
George Heebner b. 22 Jul 1795, d. 10 Apr 1796
Unnamed Girl Heebner b. 7 Jan 1796, d. 9 Jan 1796
Maria Heebner b. 26 Oct 1803, d. 10 Sep 1815

Citations

  1. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 49.
  2. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 77.
  3. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 78.

Rev. John Schultz (M)
b. 11 March 1772, d. 3 November 1827
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Appears on charts:
Descendant Chart for Melchior Beyer
Descendant Chart for Christopher Hoffman
Descendant Chart for Balthasar Dietrich
Descendant Chart for Matthias Scholtze
Descendant Chart for Melchior Heydrick
Descendant Chart for David Jäckel

     Rev. John Schultz was born on 11 March 1772.1 He was the son of Christopher Schultz and Maria Yeakel. He married Regina Heebner, daughter of George Heebner and Susanna Heydrick, on 24 May 1796.2 He and Regina lived in Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.3 He was a farmer.3 He was also a minister of the Gospel of the Schwenkfelder Society. He was highly esteemed for his earnest and impressive piety.3 He died on 3 November 1827 at age 55 years, 7 months and 23 days.1

Children of Rev. John Schultz and Regina Heebner
Sophia Schultz b. 28 Jan 1800, d. 24 Jul 1879
Susannah Schultz b. 19 Feb 1810, d. 8 Jun 1810
Frederick Schultz b. 19 Nov 1813, d. 19 Nov 1872

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1187, 1188.
  2. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1188.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb World Connect Project, Karon Bosze's Home Page, 1188.

Regina Heebner (F)
b. 13 January 1777, d. 8 September 1862
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Appears on charts:
Descendant Chart for Melchior Heydrick

     Regina Heebner was born on 13 January 1777.1 She was the daughter of George Heebner and Susanna Heydrick. She married Rev. John Schultz, son of Christopher Schultz and Maria Yeakel, on 24 May 1796.1 She and John lived in Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.2 She died on 8 September 1862 at age 85 years, 7 months and 26 days.2

Children of Regina Heebner and Rev. John Schultz
Sophia Schultz b. 28 Jan 1800, d. 24 Jul 1879
Susannah Schultz b. 19 Feb 1810, d. 8 Jun 1810
Frederick Schultz b. 19 Nov 1813, d. 19 Nov 1872

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1188.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb World Connect Project, Karon Bosze's Home Page, 1188.

George Heebner (M)

     George Heebner married Susanna Heydrick, daughter of Balthasar Heydrick and Maria Hoffrichter.

Children of George Heebner and Susanna Heydrick
Rev. Balthasar Heebner+ b. 12 Jun 1770, d. 28 Apr 1848
Regina Heebner+ b. 13 Jan 1777, d. 8 Sep 1862

Child of George Heebner
Henry Heebner b. 1 Dec 1778, d. 30 Mar 1847

Susanna Heydrick (F)
b. 5 October 1745
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Descendant Chart for Melchior Heydrick

     Susanna Heydrick married George Heebner. She was born on 5 October 1745.1,2 She was the daughter of Balthasar Heydrick and Maria Hoffrichter.

Children of Susanna Heydrick and George Heebner
Rev. Balthasar Heebner+ b. 12 Jun 1770, d. 28 Apr 1848
Regina Heebner+ b. 13 Jan 1777, d. 8 Sep 1862

Citations

  1. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 10.
  2. [S1278] Theodore W Bean, History of Montgomery County, 836.

Susannah Schultz (F)
b. 19 February 1810, d. 8 June 1810
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Appears on charts:
Descendant Chart for Melchior Heydrick
Descendant Chart for Melchior Beyer
Descendant Chart for Christopher Hoffman
Descendant Chart for Balthasar Dietrich
Descendant Chart for Matthias Scholtze
Descendant Chart for Melchior Heydrick
Descendant Chart for David Jäckel

     Susannah Schultz was born on 19 February 1810.1 She was the daughter of Rev. John Schultz and Regina Heebner. She died on 8 June 1810 at age 3 months and 20 days.1

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1188.

Frederick Schultz (M)
b. 19 November 1813, d. 19 November 1872
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Appears on charts:
Descendant Chart for Melchior Heydrick
Descendant Chart for Melchior Beyer
Descendant Chart for Christopher Hoffman
Descendant Chart for Balthasar Dietrich
Descendant Chart for Matthias Scholtze
Descendant Chart for Melchior Heydrick
Descendant Chart for David Jäckel

     Frederick Schultz was born on 19 November 1813.1 He was the son of Rev. John Schultz and Regina Heebner. He was single.1 He died on 19 November 1872 at age 59 years.1

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1188.

Balthasar Scholtze (M)
b. circa 28 October 1679, d. 28 November 1726
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Pedigree for Jesse Schultz
Descendant Chart for Matthias Scholtze

     Balthasar Scholtze was born circa 28 October 1679.2 He was the son of Matthias Scholtze.1 He lived in Nieder Harpersdorf, Silesia.3 He married Susanna Dietrich, daughter of Balthasar Dietrich and Barbara (?), on 15 January 1709.4 He and Susanna fled on 27 April 1726 from Salesia to Saxony with their children George, Gregorius, Anna, Susanna, Maria and Barbara Scholtze.3 He died on 28 November 1726 in Herrnhut, Saxony.3 He was also reported to have died incorrectly in 1727 in Saxony, Germany.5 He was buried on 2 December 1726 in Herrnhut, Saxony.3

Children of Balthasar Scholtze and Susanna Dietrich
George Scholtze+ b. 8 Feb 1710, d. 21 Mar 1784
Gregorius Scholtze b. 19 Aug 1711, d. 7 Aug 1728
Anna Scholtze+ b. 1 Apr 1714, d. 26 Jun 1789
Susanna Scholtze b. 23 Mar 1716, d. 4 Nov 1773
Maria Scholtze+ b. 28 Mar 1718, d. 11 Mar 1807
Barbara Scholtze+ b. 5 Jul 1720, d. 26 Jan 1786

Citations

  1. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 14.
  2. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1186, calculated from age at death, 47 years, 4 weeks, with 4 weeks translating to 1 month for purpose of calculation. October 31st would be four weeks diference, and could be the correct date..
  3. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1186.
  4. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1186, citing the N. Hdrf. Ch. Book..
  5. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 14, 'Balthasar died in Saxony, Germany, in 1727, in the
    47th year of his age.' .

Susanna Dietrich (F)
b. 13 March 1690, d. 23 February 1765
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Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Jesse Schultz
Descendant Chart for Balthasar Dietrich

     Susanna Dietrich was born on 13 March 1690.1 She was the daughter of Balthasar Dietrich and Barbara (?). She married Balthasar Scholtze, son of Matthias Scholtze, on 15 January 1709.2 She and Balthasar fled on 27 April 1726 from Salesia to Saxony with their children George, Gregorius, Anna, Susanna, Maria and Barbara Scholtze.1 She immigrated in 1734 to Pennsylvania.1 She died on 23 February 1765 at age 74 years, 11 months and 10 days.1,3

Children of Susanna Dietrich and Balthasar Scholtze
George Scholtze+ b. 8 Feb 1710, d. 21 Mar 17841
Gregorius Scholtze b. 19 Aug 1711, d. 7 Aug 1728
Anna Scholtze+ b. 1 Apr 1714, d. 26 Jun 1789
Susanna Scholtze b. 23 Mar 1716, d. 4 Nov 1773
Maria Scholtze+ b. 28 Mar 1718, d. 11 Mar 1807
Barbara Scholtze+ b. 5 Jul 1720, d. 26 Jan 1786

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1186.
  2. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1186, citing the N. Hdrf. Ch. Book..
  3. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 14.

Matthias Scholtze (M)
b. 11 March 1612, d. 1682

Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Jesse Schultz
Descendant Chart for Matthias Scholtze

     Matthias Scholtze was born on Invocavit Sunday, 11 March 1612.1 He died in 1682 in Lower Harpersdorf, Dukedom of Liegnitz, Silesia, at age 69 years.1

Children of Matthias Scholtze
Melchior Schultz+ b. 1647, d. 26 Feb 1708
Balthasar Scholtze+ b. c 28 Oct 1679, d. 28 Nov 17262

Citations

  1. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 24.
  2. [S54] (Rev.) Reuben Kriebel, Descendants of the Schwenkfelders, 14.

Gregorius Scholtze (M)
b. 19 August 1711, d. 7 August 1728
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Appears on charts:
Descendant Chart for Balthasar Dietrich
Descendant Chart for Matthias Scholtze

     Gregorius Scholtze was born on 19 August 1711.1 He was baptized on 20 August 1711. The sponsors were Adam Krausze, George Grohe and Regina Jäckelin.1 He was the son of Balthasar Scholtze and Susanna Dietrich. He fled with his parents Balthasar Scholtze and Susanna Dietrich on 27 April 1726 to Saxony.1 He died at 5 pm on 7 August 1728 at age 16 years, 11 months and 19 days.1 He was buried on 10 August 1728 in Saxony.2

Citations

  1. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1186.
  2. [S359] Samuel Kriebel Brecht, Genealogical Record of the Schwenkfelder Families, 1186, citing "mit einer Collecte" cf. Berthelsdorf Church Book.

Balthasar Dietrich (M)

Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Jesse Schultz
Descendant Chart for Balthasar Dietrich

     Balthasar Dietrich married Barbara (?).

Children of Balthasar Dietrich and Barbara (?)
Barbara Dietrich d. 1759
Eva Dietrich d. 1762
Balthasar Dietrich d. 14 Feb 1775
Susanna Dietrich+ b. 13 Mar 1690, d. 23 Feb 1765


         
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