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Re: Johannes Albrecht, 1732 immigrant
Posted by: christy yates (ID *****6174) Date: July 12, 2004 at 23:30:01
In Reply to: Johannes Albrecht, 1732 immigrant by Alfred Achtert Jr. of 853

this is what i have been able to find on him i have more info. i was able to find a distant cousin who great great great (not sure how many) grandfather settled there in texas. from what i have been able to find out they came from all over. i have even been able to get anna barbara's family as well (some anyway). i would love to share info with you. from what i have found out my great grandmothers father was a desendent of ludwig johannes and anna's son. who moved with his brother and sister to north ca. cause of the taxes being so high

Name: Johannes (von Oberengstrimgen) Albrecht Sex: M Birth: 19 DEC 1697 in Bayern Pfalz, Hessen, Germany Death: BEF. DEC 1752 in Bern TWP, Berks County, Pennsylvania Burial: Fritz Cemetery, Little Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania Note:
Three of Johannes Albrecht's children, Jacob, Ludwig, and Barbara, left Berks Co., Pa for Orange Co., N,C. in the 1760's. High taxes and land prices probably prompted their move. They settled in the Haw River plains of northern North Carolina, an area of rich farm land. The Albrecht's settled along Alamance and Stinking Quarter Creeks. This part of Orange Co. was later divided to form Alamance [1849] and Guilford Counties.

One of the first churches founded was a union of the Lutheran and Reformed faiths in SE

Guilford Co. near the present site of Laws Church along the old road from Hillsboro to Salisbury. In 1813 the congregation constructed a brick church using local clay. It is said to be the first brick church in N.C. and used until 1967 when a modern building was built next door. The "Old Brick Church" is located six miles south of Nurlington. Records at the church were kept in German until 1813 when the State decreed that English be spoken and taught in all public schools.

Several pioneer Albright's are buried there, including Ludwig's and his wife, Anna Marie Keller. The original headstones were in German and were replaced with English language in the 1930's.

Nearby is a colonial brick home now owned by Ruby [Clapp] Pentecost, an Albright descendant. This home was built by Daniel Albright, Ludwig's grandson in 1842. Located near a large flat rock, the home is known as "The Flat Rock Daniel Albright Home." Nearby is another early German Reform Church, Stoner's [Steiner's] Church, located at the confluence of the Alamance and Stinking Quarter Creeks. The first elders were Jacob Albright, Peter Sharp, and John Foust, husband of Barbara Albright. Jacob and Barbara and their spouses are buried in the Stoner's Cemetery.

Two miles west of Stoner's Church and five miles south of the city of Graham is Mount Harmon Church which was established on a tract of land donated by George Albright, son of Daniel and Catherine Loy.

Just south of the town of Alamane is the old St. Paul grave yard where many Albrights are buried. The cemeteries of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church near Snow Camp and the Cane Creek Quaker Church [founded in 1751] in the same area also contain the graves of many ancestors. Also the cemetery of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church founded in 1756 at Greensboro, Guilford County, has many Albright graves of the 18th century.

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A publication of the original lists of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia by Strassburger and Hinke indicated that Johannes Albrecht, wife Anna Barbara, and five children were on board the "Johnson Galley" of London, David Crockett, Commander, September 18, 1732 when it arrived in America. They emigrated from Rotterdam to Philadelphia. ("Pennsylvania German Pioneers", R.B. Strassburger, Volumes I and II.) The names of this family were included on List 21A. They settled first in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on the west bank of the Schuylkill River which later became part of Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Records of the Port of Philadelphia list Johannes Albrecht and his wife Anna Barbara (maiden name not listed) as Palatine passengers of the "Johnson Galley" which arrived from Rotterdam on September 18, 1732. Their children were listed as:

MEN OVER 16 YEARS WOMEN ABOVE 14

Albrecht Albrecht
Johannes Albrecht Anna Albrecht

BOYS UNDER 16 GIRLS UNDER 14
Jacob Albrecht Matelina Albrecht
Lodawick Albrecht Barbara Albrecht
Christian Albrecht

(Pennsylvania German Pioneers, R.B. Straussberg, Vol. I)

Family records and other data show that Christian was improperly listed; the correct name was Christian, the oldest son of this couple. The ages of the five children on arrival were: Matelina-16 (she was mistakenly listed as "under 14"), Barbara-13, Christian-6, Jacob-5, and Lodawick-10 months who was born November 11, 1731 in Ruttenberg, Germany.

Continuing the search with the aid of Edward Hocker (*1), the author has been able to prove that the Jacob and Ludwig Albright who left Pennsylvania and settled in North Carolina, are identical with the Jacob and Ludawick who are listed as the sons of Johannes and Ann Albright found in Vol. I of Strassburger's book.

Since the old Bible records showed that the Pennsylvania ancestors lived in Berks County, the research deals mainly with this section of the state. Berks County was not established until 1752. It is made up from parts of Philadelphia, Chester and Lancaster Counties. Johannes settled in that part of Lancaster County that was taken into Berks County. The earliest records were land grants (Lancaster County) in 1740, 1741 and 1743:

Pennsylvania Archives, Volume XXIV:
John Albrecht, 100 acres, June 20, 1740
John Albrecht, 100 acres, June 3, 1741
John Albrecht, 25 acres, Feb. 8, 1743.

This section of Berks County was the western part which included Bern Township where , the records show, most of the Berks County Albright families lived. Bern Township originally extended from a point a few miles west of Reading westward to the present line of Schuylkill County.

*1 Hocker, Edward W. -- A professor genealogist and historian, 51 Pastorius St., Germantown, Philadelphia, PA.

*2 McClain, Claribel Albright -- 1941 -- "Some Records of the Albright Family." This book was available through the D.A.R. Library, Washington D.C.

*3 Stockard, Sallie -- 1900 -- "History of Alamance."

*4 Albright, Augustus Garland -- 1916 -- "Some Data on the Albright Family.

*5 Albright, Shannon D. -- 1981 -- 1989 Rev. -- "The Albrights" Richmond, VA.

Johannes Albrecht Von Oberengstrimgen --- Disc #39 Pin #229272
Anna Barbara Gossauer Von Riesbach ---Disc #30 Pin #227507
Submitter: John Rose 3101 N.E. 129th Street, Edmond, OK, 73013, USA
http://familysearch.org/Eng/Search/PRF/individual_record.asp?recid=390227506&lds=2Žion=

Father: Hendrich Albrecht , Sr. b: 1668 in Bavaria, Germany
Mother: Anna Elizabeth Folsom b: ABT. 1670 in Germany

Marriage 1 Anna Barbara (von Reisbach) Gossauer b: ABT. 1699 in Reisbach, Zurich, Switzerland
Married: 1715 in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany
Children
Matelina Magdalena "Mary" Albrecht b: ABT. 1716 in Swabia, Wurttemberg, Palatinate, Germany
Anna Barbara Albright b: 10 OCT 1719 in Bavaria, Palatinate, Germany
Johann Christian Albright , Sr. b: 9 OCT 1726 in Bavaria, Germany
Jacob Albright , Sr. b: 10 OCT 1728 in Wurttemberg, Germany
Lodawick "Ludwig" Albright b: 11 NOV 1731 in Bayern Pfalz, Hessen, Germany
Judith Albright b: 1 JUN 1734 in Oley Township, (now Berks, County), Pennsylvania
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Name: Anna Barbara (von Reisbach) Gossauer Sex: F Birth: ABT. 1699 in Reisbach, Zurich, Switzerland Death: AFT. 1764 in Bern Twp, Berks County, Pennsylvania Immigration: 18 SEP 1732 Pennsylvania Burial: Fritz Cemetery, Little Oley, Berks County, Pennsylvania Note:
It is a long standing family tradition that Anna Barbara Albrecht brought the first white mulberry tree to this country by carrying a sprout wrapped in her black silk apron.

Source: Shannon D. Albright

Contact: <joekarel@cox.net>

Father: Hans Gossauer b: ABT. 1670 in Austria
Mother: Regula Maurer b: 21 FEB 1674/75 in Hittnau, Zuerich, Switzerland

Marriage 1 Johannes (von Oberengstrimgen) Albrecht b: 19 DEC 1697 in Bayern Pfalz, Hessen, Germany
Married: 1715 in Langenselbold, Hessen, Germany
Children
Matelina Magdalena "Mary" Albrecht b: ABT. 1716 in Swabia, Wurttemberg, Palatinate, Germany
Anna Barbara Albright b: 10 OCT 1719 in Bavaria, Palatinate, Germany
Johann Christian Albright , Sr. b: 9 OCT 1726 in Bavaria, Germany
Jacob Albright , Sr. b: 10 OCT 1728 in Wurttemberg, Germany
Lodawick "Ludwig" Albright b: 11 NOV 1731 in Bayern Pfalz, Hessen, Germany
Judith Albright b: 1 JUN 1734 in Oley Township, (now Berks, County), Pennsylvania

if this is part of your family tree i would love to share with you with what i do have. you can e-mail me at cjyates@peoplepc.com
christy yates


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