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Re: Johann Michael Emmerich, b. 1682 in Grmy
Posted by: Harry Furey (ID *****9500) Date: July 11, 2002 at 20:25:23
In Reply to: Re: Johann Michael Emmerich, b. 1682 in Grmy by Linda Dark of 155

Hi Linda. I think that your Johann Michael was related to but a different person than mine, but here are a couple of additional gernerations for you. You can e mail me direct at

Descendants of Christoff Emmerich

Generation No. 1

1. CHRISTOFF1 EMMERICH was born 1586. He married MARIA FRITZSCHE, daughter of GEORGE FRITZSCHE. She was born 1587 in Pfaffroda, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany.
2.       i.       CHRISTOFF2 EMMERICH, b. 1612, Germany; d. 1682, Delkenheim Hesse, Germany.
       ii.       PHILLIPS EMMERICH, b. 1614; d. 1683, Delkenheim Hesse, Germany.

Generation No. 2

2. CHRISTOFF2 EMMERICH (CHRISTOFF1) was born 1612 in Germany, and died 1682 in Delkenheim Hesse, Germany. He married ANNA. She was born 1619 in Phaffroda, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany.
Children of CHRISTOFF EMMERICH and ANNA are:
3.       i.       HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, b. July 19, 1652, Delkenheim Hesse, Germany; d. 1693, Delkenheim Hesse, Germany.
       ii.       ANNA CHRISTINA EMMERICH, b. June 24, 1655; d. June 1717.
       iii.       JOHANN NICOLAS EMMERICH, b. March 14, 1657/58; d. May 07, 1713; m. REBECCA GARIACE, April 30, 1672, Delkenheim Hesse, Germany.
       iv.       ANNA CATHARINA EMMERICH, b. February 10, 1667/68; d. March 07, 1741/42; m. CONRAD NOLTE, April 22, 1694, Delkenheim Hesse, Germany.
       v.       ANNA MARIA EMMERICH, b. July 21, 1661; m. TOLACE HEINRICH ACHENBACH, August 08, 1693, Delkenheim Hesse, Germany.

Generation No. 3

3. HEINRICH3 EMMERICH (CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born July 19, 1652 in Delkenheim Hesse, Germany, and died 1693 in Delkenheim Hesse, Germany. He married ANNA MARGRETHA GRUNAGEL December 10, 1678 in Delkenheim Hesse, Germany, daughter of NICHOLAS GRUNAGEL and CATHARINE. She was born September 25, 1653 in Delkenheim Hesse, Germany, and died 1711 in West Camp, Ulster, NY.

The winter of 1708-9 was the most severe since 1683-4 and cattle, sheep, and birds froze to death in the forest. Corn was scarce and fruit trees were killed. Frost followed, killing the corn and calamity and desolation prevailed. In addition, the people had suffered the devastation of wars, heavy taxation, and religious quarrels. The French Army had invaded the area that year and had driven many of the inhabitants out, most of whom wound up in England.

Thus, after the death of Heinrich, his widow Anna Margretha used a portion of the estate to immigrate to the New World, in the year 1709. She traveled with three families from Delkenheim and Massenheim, and brought along her five children, including Johann Michael.

Travelling from the Rhineland to America was accomplished in three phases. The first phase was the journey down the Rhine to Rotterdam. This journey down the Rhine lasts from the beginning of May to the end of October, fully half a year, amid such hardships as no one is able to describe adequately with their misery. The cause is the Rhine boats from Heilbronn to Holland have to pass by 26 custom houses, at all of which places the ships are examined, which is done when it suits the convenience of the custom house officials. In the meantime the ships with the people are detained long, so that the passengers have to spend much money. The trip down the Rhine lasts therefore four weeks. When the ships come to Holland, they are detained there likewise five weeks. Because things are very dear there, the poor people have to spend nearly all they have during that time."

In England there was another delay of two weeks, with the ship waiting for favorable winds. When the ship had for the last time weighed its anchor at Cowes in England, the real misery began with the long voyage. For the ship must sail eight weeks before she reaches Philadelphia.
The third phase of the journey, the ocean voyage proper, was marked by much suffering and hardship. The condition of the passengers was that of being packed densely, like herrings, without proper food and water. The passengers were soon subject to all sorts of disease, such as dysentery, scurvy, typhoid, and smallpox. The children were the first to be attacked by these illnesses and several died en route.

When at last the Palatines (German Emigrants from the Rhineland) reached the harbor of Philadelphia another delay occurred. A health officer visited the ship and discovered infectious disease on the ship, the ship was then ordered to be removed one mile from the city for one more month before they were finally landed in America.

The journey was a long and perilous one. Surviving it, she became the first Emerich to arrive in the new land. She first settled near Schoharie, New York. She only lived for two more years and died in 1711.

4.       i.       JOHANN MICHAEL4 EMERICH, b. March 02, 1681/82, Delkenheim Hesse, Germany; d. June 01, 1744, Tulpehocken, Lancaster Co., PA.
       ii.       ELIZABETHA CATHARINE EMERICH, b. August 17, 1684.
       iii.       ANNA MARIE EMERICH, b. October 09, 1687.
5.       iv.       ANNA CATHARINE EMERICH, b. July 25, 1680, Delkenheim Hesse, Germany.
       v.       CHRISITNA EMERICH, b. June 28, 1692.

Generation No. 4

4. JOHANN MICHAEL4 EMERICH (HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born March 02, 1681/82 in Delkenheim Hesse, Germany, and died June 01, 1744 in Tulpehocken, Lancaster Co., PA. He married ELIZABETH KRANTZ December 18, 1711 in Schoharie Valley, NY. She was born 1682 in Scholharie Valley, NY, and died 1750 in Lancaster, PA.

Michael arrived as a young man with his Mother from Germany in 1709, and settled in Schoharie, where he married Elizabeth. In 1723, they joined a group of German settlers in a migration from the Schoharie area to the Berks Co. region of Pennsylvania. Beginning in 1713, the Rieths and others searched for a better location for permanent settlement. In that year, George Rieth visited Tulpehocken Valley in Pennsylvania and in 1719 several Rieths led scouting parties through great hazard and hardship into unsettled parts of Penn's great domain. In 1722, when visiting Albany, Gov. Keith of Pennsylvania invited the Schoharie Palatines to move to his province. Early in 1723, 15 families of about 50-60 people cut a trail from Schoharie about 40 miles to the headwaters of the Susquehanna River. There they made canoes dug out of chestnut logs and rafts and shoved off on their hard, exciting journey. They travelled past arrow-shooting Indians to the mouth of Swatara Creek, where Middletown now stands below Harrisburg then up that creek and a trek across a gravel ridge into the Tulpehocken Valley, then in Lancaster County and later in Berks County. Their horses and cattle were driven by a shorter overland route, (too difficult for women and children), down the Delaware River and then across to Tulpehocken. After reaching there, 12 horses ran away and many months later, ten of them reached their old homes in Schoharie, N. Y.
6.       i.       JOHN JACOB5 EMERICH, b. 1714, New York; d. 1803, Bethel Twp., Berks County, PA.
       ii.       ANNA CATHARINE EMERICH, b. 1721, Tulpehocken, Lancaster Co., PA; m. ANDREW KREITZER, 1744, Berks Co., PA; b. 1716, New York State; d. May 1786, Berks Co., PA.
       iii.       BALTHAZER EMERICH, b. 1718, New York; d. 1810, Schuylkill Co., PA; m. MARY MARTHA KANTER; b. 1722, Germany; d. 1808.

Balthazer and Mary had a son named David Emerick, who was born in 1745. David, his wife Catherine Scharff, and family were the victims of an Indian attack in 1781. The Indians plundered Emerick's house of everything and loaded him down with baggage. After proceeding a little way, they killed the youngest child, a baby girl. David became so exhausted with his load that he sat down upon a log and refused to go any further. One of the Indians sank his tomahawk into his head and killed him. Another of the daughters died from excessive bleeding of the nose on the journey through the wilderness. The others were taken to Niagara and later the wife and two daughters married Indians, their captors. Some time after that, Catherine, her two daughters and their Indian husbands came back to Harrisburg to collect her inheritance from the estate of David Emerich. She arrived on horseback decorated with all the tinsel of Indian dress. The Court released her share of the estate, amounting to $516.75. So it seems that the wife married her Indian captor, and this Indian later claimed his wife's share of the estate of the man he murdered. None the less, Mrs. Emerick was infatuated with the Indian style of life, and endeavored to persuade some of her female relatives to go off with them to the Indian Camp.

       iv.       JOHN ADAM EMERICH, b. October 08, 1720, New York State; d. January 25, 1813; m. (1) MARIA BARBARA REITH; b. February 16, 1735/36, Berks Co., PA; m. (2) CHRISTINA REITH, 1770; b. August 12, 1749, Berks Co.,PA; d. April 26, 1819, Berks Co., PA.

John Emerich father-in-law John Casper Died September 1788, and in his will he lists his children and provides Adam with 2 parts of 200 pounds for " my daughters Maria Barbara and Christina." Christina is dead before 1788 according to the will. Adam and Johannes bought out the other heirs interest in the 155 acre plantation in 1752 when Johannes became of age. In 1753 Adam purchased Johannes share in the plantation. Transactions are recorded in Berks County Courthouse, recorder of Deeds. (Refer to Book A-2, Pages 241-244 and pages 244-245.)

Adam served in the Rev. War in the Berks County Militia, in the sixth company of the first Battalion 1777, know as the "Old Mans Company" probably because of the age of its members. He is listed as Court Martial Man, May 17, 1777. Adam is buried in Reed's Cemetery, Stouchburg, Penn.

Adam's Will was proved on February 11, 1813 and is recorded in Book 5, page 299. The Will was witnessed by Daniel Reith and Benjamin Reith. the Executors were John Emrich and John Jacob Reith, whose wife was Margareth Emrich. Adam is buried in Reed's Churchyard one mile east of Stouchsburg, Berks county Penn.

       v.       LEONARD EMERICH, b. 1722; m. (1) MARGARET KANTER; b. 1726, New York State; m. (2) CATHERINE FORREY.

Leonhard's first wife Mararet died shortly after their marriage.

7.       vi.       JOHANNES EMERICH, b. 1731, Berks Co., PA; d. 1813, Berks Co., PA.
8.       vii.       ANNA CATHARINE EMERICH, b. December 16, 1712; d. 1743.

5. ANNA CATHARINE4 EMERICH (HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born July 25, 1680 in Delkenheim Hesse, Germany. She married GEORGE HEINRICH STUBENRAUCH. He was born 1685 in Delkenheim Hesse, Germany.
       i.       GEROG HEINRICH5 STUBENRAUCH, b. July 26, 1712.
       ii.       JOHANN GEORG STUBENRAUCH, b. 1718.
       iii.       ANNA MARGARETHA STUBENRAUCH, b. 1720.

Generation No. 5

6. JOHN JACOB5 EMERICH (JOHANN MICHAEL4, HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born 1714 in New York, and died 1803 in Bethel Twp., Berks County, PA. He married (1) MARGARETHA ELISABETH REITH. She was born March 20, 1720/21, and died October 23, 1748 in Berks Co.,PA. He married (2) ANNA MARIA 1750.

John Jacob Emerich married first in 1743 to Margaretha Elisabetha Reith. Margaretha died October 23, 1748, and was buried at the Blue Mountain Cemetery. Jacob married his second wife, Anna Maria, probably in 1750, with whom the last five children were born.

       i.       ANDREW6 EMERICH, b. 1744, Bethel Twp., Berks County, PA (then Lancaster County); d. 1811, Lower Mahoney Twp. Northumberland, PA; m. (1) MARGARET NEY; m. (2) ELIZABETH FELTY FORTNER.

Andrew was confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Little Tulpehocken on May 9, 1761. He committed suicide in 1811.

       ii.       MARIA CATHARINA EMERICH, b. 1745; m. MARTIN FISHER.

Children of JOHN EMERICH and ANNA MARIA are:
9.       iv.       JOHN WILHELM6 EMERICH, b. January 1762, Berks Co., PA; d. September 06, 1839, Wayne Twp., Schuylkill Co.

Jacob was Baptized at Zion's Blue Mountain Reformed Church, now in Upper Tulpehocken Twp.. He lived in Bethel and Pine Grove before moving to Fayette, Seneca County, NY with his family.

       vi.       JOHN GEORGE EMERICH, b. 1758; m. CHENE ANN HARRISON.
       viii.       JOHN PETER EMERICH, b. 1768; m. CATHARINE REITH, 1790, Zion's Blue Mountain Reformed Church; b. 1762; d. 1828.
10.       ix.       MARIA CATHARINE EMERICH, b. 1751, Bethel Twp., Berks County, PA.

7. JOHANNES5 EMERICH (JOHANN MICHAEL4, HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born 1731 in Berks Co., PA, and died 1813 in Berks Co., PA. He married ANNA GERTRUDE SCHAEFFER 1752 in Berks Co., PA.
       i.       LEONHARD6 EMERICH, b. October 11, 1754; d. January 05, 1834, Pennsylvania; m. (1) ELIZABETH KANTER, January 16, 1781; m. (2) BARBARA GREICHBAUM, March 05, 1820.

Leonhard was a Private in the Revolutionary War in Captain John Lester's Company of the Berk's County Militia. (Ref: Berks Co. Records, Vol. 133, pp. 45-47)

11.       ii.       MICHAEL EMERICH, b. February 10, 1756, Bethel Twp., Berks County, PA; d. October 14, 1820, German Twp. Montgomery Co., OH.
12.       iii.       JOHN WILLIAM EMERICH, b. July 01, 1761; d. February 10, 1845.
       iv.       JOHN EMERICH, b. August 24, 1762.
       v.       CHRISTOPHER EMERICH, b. January 16, 1771.
       vi.       ANNA BARBARA EMERICH, b. December 10, 1759; m. CHRISTIAN WIRTH, November 10, 1778.
       vii.       CATHARINE ELIZABETH EMERICH, m. JOHN KANTNER, May 12, 1778, Stouchsberg, Mrion Twp., Berks Co., PA.
       viii.       ANNA ELIZABETH EMERICH, b. March 04, 1760; d. June 27, 1845; m. NICHOLAS KANTNER.
       ix.       MARGARETHA EMERICH, b. June 11, 1767; m. (1) JOHN JACOB KLEIN; m. (2) JOHN JACOB REITH.

8. ANNA CATHARINE5 EMERICH (JOHANN MICHAEL4, HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born December 16, 1712, and died 1743. She married WILLIAM LIETNER. He was born 1708 in New York State.
       i.       CATRINA6 LEITNER.

Generation No. 6

9. JOHN WILHELM6 EMERICH (JOHN JACOB5, JOHANN MICHAEL4, HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born January 1762 in Berks Co., PA, and died September 06, 1839 in Wayne Twp., Schuylkill Co.. He married EVA BARBARA. She was born December 25, 1771, and died January 03, 1833 in Wayne Twp., Schuylkill Co..
Children of JOHN EMERICH and EVA BARBARA are:
13.       i.       HANNAH7 EMRICH, b. October 05, 1813, Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA.
14.       ii.       JOHANN WILLIAM EMRICH, b. February 09, 1795, Berks Co., PA; d. March 02, 1865, Washington Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA.
       iii.       JOHANN EMRICH, b. July 28, 1798, Schuylkill Co., PA; m. MARGARETHA BERHART.
       iv.       CATHARINE EMRICH, b. April 18, 1799, Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA; m. (1) ABRAHAM FERTIG; m. (2) WILLIAM HEINBACH.
       v.       ELIZABETH EMRICH, d. July 19, 1841; m. AMOS WEISNER.
       vi.       PETER EMRICH, b. October 02, 1803, Wayne Twp., Schuylkill Co.; d. February 07, 1833, Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA.
       vii.       HEINRICH EMRICH, b. July 13, 1810, Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA; d. March 08, 1830, Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA.
       viii.       JACOB EMRICH.

10. MARIA CATHARINE6 EMERICH (JOHN JACOB5, JOHANN MICHAEL4, HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born 1751 in Bethel Twp., Berks County, PA. She married THOMAS MAY 1772, son of FRANTZ MAY and ANN MAGDALENA. He was born 1747.

She was Baptized July 7, 1751 at Zion (Blue Mountain) Reformed Church.
Children of MARIA EMERICH and THOMAS MAY are:
       i.       CATHARINA ELIZABETH7 MAY, b. May 05, 1772.
       ii.       HEINRICH MAY, b. December 05, 1773.
       iii.       MARIA MAGTHALEA MAY, b. September 09, 1777.
       iv.       MARGARETH ELISABETH MAY, b. January 23, 1779.
       v.       JOHANNES MAY, b. March 03, 1778.
       vi.       ELANORA LOREY MAY, b. October 22, 1785.
       vii.       MARIA CATHARINA MAY, b. October 07, 1787.
       viii.       MICHAEL MAY, b. March 07, 1790.
       ix.       THOMAS MAY, b. 1793.

11. MICHAEL6 EMERICH (JOHANNES5, JOHANN MICHAEL4, HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born February 10, 1756 in Bethel Twp., Berks County, PA, and died October 14, 1820 in German Twp. Montgomery Co., OH. He married CHRISTINA KANTER. She was born 1753.

Michael served in the Revolutionary War in Captain Folmers's Company, Berks Co, PA (Ref: PA Archives Third Series, Vol. 6, page 320)
       i.       SUSANNA7 EMERICH, b. September 19, 1781.
       ii.       ABRAHAM EMERICH, b. February 25, 1784.
       iii.       HENRY EMERICH, b. 1787.
       iv.       JOHN WILLIAM EMERICH, b. August 17, 1790.
       v.       CATHARINA ELIZABETH EMERICH, b. February 10, 1791.
       vi.       DIANA CHRISTINA EMERICH, b. March 29, 1796.
       vii.       MICHAEL EMERICH, b. October 10, 1786.
       viii.       JOHANNES EMERICH, b. March 05, 1786.

12. JOHN WILLIAM6 EMERICH (JOHANNES5, JOHANN MICHAEL4, HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born July 01, 1761, and died February 10, 1845. He married MAGDALENA REBER. She was born August 24, 1776, and died September 02, 1845.
       i.       CHRISTOPHER7 EMERICH, b. 1791; m. CATHERINE FRY, January 14, 1836.

He was a merchant in Portage Twp. St. Joseph Co., Indiana. He served as a Private in the War of 1812 in Captain Gunckel's Company Ohio Militia.

Generation No. 7

13. HANNAH7 EMRICH (JOHN WILHELM6 EMERICH, JOHN JACOB5, JOHANN MICHAEL4, HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born October 05, 1813 in Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA. She married GEORGE BRETZIUS April 04, 1835 in Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA, son of GEORGE BRETZIUS and CATHARINA. He was born September 21, 1808 in Wayne Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA, and died 1875 in Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill Co., PA.

Hanna was Baptized on April 24, 1814, her sponsors were Gerog Berger and his wife Annamaria.

George was Baptized on Sept. 28, 1808 at St. John Lutheran and Reformed Church in Friedensburg, Schuylkill Co. His sponsor was Catharina Ernst.

George was primarily a woodsman, engaged in the preparation of timber for the mills. Politically he was a Democrat, with an ordinary interest in the welfare of his Party. His marriage to Hannah yielded them three sons and five daughters. They were members of St. John's Lutheran Church in Friedensburg, Schuylkill Co.
15.       i.       RUBEN8 BRETZ, b. December 28, 1835, Bretz's Gap, Schuylkill Co., PA; d. January 29, 1886, Mine Hill, Schuylkill Co., PA.
       ii.       SARAH BRETZ, b. January 08, 1851.

She was Baptized at St. John's on 11/30/1851.

       iii.       WILLIAM BRETZ, b. June 08, 1848.

He was Baptized October 16, 1849 at St. Johns Lutheran Church

       iv.       MARIA BRETZ, b. October 04, 1842, Wayne Twp., Schuylkill Co..
       v.       JOSEPH BRETZ, b. March 20, 1846, Wayne Twp., Schuylkill Co..
       vi.       JOHANNES BRETZ, b. March 27, 1844.

14. JOHANN WILLIAM7 EMRICH (JOHN WILHELM6 EMERICH, JOHN JACOB5, JOHANN MICHAEL4, HEINRICH3 EMMERICH, CHRISTOFF2, CHRISTOFF1) was born February 09, 1795 in Berks Co.,PA, and died March 02, 1865 in Washington Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA. He married MARIA CATHARINA BERGER 1815, daughter of GEORGE BERGER and ANNA HAHN.
       i.       ELIZABETH8 EMERICH, b. August 15, 1816; m. GOTTLIEB STAHLMOYER.
       ii.       JOHANN EMRICH, b. July 25, 1818; d. September 24, 1869.
       iii.       JOSEPH EMRICH, b. May 05, 1820, Washington Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA; d. November 11, 1896; m. LYDIA HERRING, November 19, 1844.
       iv.       MARIA ANNA EMRICH, b. November 15, 1823, Washington Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA; m. HENRY WENSEL.
       v.       JOHANN JACOB EMRICH, b. June 18, 1828.
       vi.       HEINRICH EMRICH, b. August 19, 1833.
       vii.       MARIA CATHARINA EMERICH, b. July 16, 1826; d. Cedar County, Iowa; m. JONATHON ZERBE, June 15, 1846.
       viii.       SUSANNA EMERICH, b. July 17, 1836; m. VAN BUREN WIKE, August 29, 1857, Pine Grove Twp., Schuylkill Co., PA.

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