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Posted by: Ray Haupt (ID *****9548) Date: July 12, 2009 at 13:24:18
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Heinrich Haupt died intestate in Lancaster Co., PA in 1743. His wife's name and the names of his children were not mentioned in the documents and references that I have encountered. I do strongly believe that he did have a widow as well as children. His name in the records is spelled Haup.

In July 2009, I discovered a Haupt that had been overlooked until now. John Adam Houpt (b. Jan. 20, 1770 d. Aug. 27, 1851) was buried in the rural, tiny village of Kleinfeltersville, Lebanon Co., PA. As a result of this discovery, I set out to take another good look at the Haupts in this immediate area.

The area in question is where the counties of Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks all come together. Most of Lebanon County was part of Lancaster County until 1813. Imagine a circle 22 miles diameter stretching from Lancaster City north to Stouchsburg in Tulpehocken Twp., Berks Co., PA. The Haupts being reviewed lived within that circle and all appear to be connected to the old Lancaster County.

I now believe the following five are sons of Heinrich Haupt who died in 1743: Peter Houte (b. abt. 1728), George Haudt (b. 1730's), Rudolph Haup (b. abt. 1735), Frederick Haupt (b. 1743), and quite possibly Johann Philipp Haupt (b. abt. 1730). I believe Heinrich Haupt arrived with young children in the late 1730's. No ships list has been found with his name. Older children appear to have remained at home and would travel later.

Rudolph Haup resided in Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., PA according to the 1760 deed book of Lancaster County. He married Catherine Heilman, who was from Lebanon Twp., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster City. He, along with wife and children would migrate to Greenville, Augusta Co., VA. Rudolph's family would later use the spelling of Hawpe. Some of the earliest church records for his family in Greenville would use Haubt. Rudolph's first son was named Heinrich Heilman (b. 1756). He would also have a son named Adam (b. 1767).

Georg Haudt married Catherine Nicodemus at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster City on Feb. 9, 1755. His name in the church books is spelled Hauth. He along with wife and children would migrate first into Frederick Co., MD. He would purchase 254 acres there on May 26, 1763. His name on these papers was George Houte. They would later migrate across the river into Berkeley Co., VA (now West Virginia). Georg's will (has his name signed as Haudt) states he has a brother Peter living in Hagerstown, MD. This would be Peter Houte (Haut). Georg's family would later use the spelling of Hout.

Georg's marriage record states that he was a single man from Neyl near Kreuznach which should read Nahe (valley) near Kreuznach as this is a small river flowing through Bad Kreuznach. Georg's youngest child was named Rudolph (b. 1765).

Georg Haupt arrived in Philadelphia in Sept. 1752 on the "Richard and Mary".. If this is this Georg, I still think it is possible that some of Henry's children arrived later. I believe the same Georg made repeated trips across the ocean. In 1749, he arrives with Philip on the ship "Christian", the 1752 trip, and another trip's return in Aug. 1764 ship "Chance". I believe Georg to have traveled back to Germany with Johann Samuel Haupt (Upper Dublin, Montgomery Co., PA) in Jan. 1762. When Samuel advertized his trip back to Kreuznach (Gezwitscher Notices Dec. 1761), he was also searching for Johann Georg Hath. Samuel would also return to Pennsylvania (abt. 1766).

Peter Houte of Hagerstown, MD was married to Barbara (_____). In records of 1776, Peter Hout was 48 years old (b. 1728). In 1783, Peter Houte purchased lot 24 in Elizabeth Town (now Hagerstown). In 1776, his wife Barbara was age 52 (b. 1724). Daughters Catherina (b. 1757) and Margaretha (b. 1762) were still at home in 1776. Special note: There was another Peter Haut in the Morganton, Virginia (now West Virginia) area whose family would later go by the spelling of Haught. I am not sure if there is a connection or not with him.

Frederick Haupt (Houpt) resided in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster Co., PA (in 1771) which is located on the border shared with Berks Co., PA. I believe the following two Haupts are sons of Frederick Haupt: Conrad Haupt (b. 1765) and Johann Adam Haupt (b. 1770). Other know children of Frederick Haupt and his wife Dorothea are: Anna Barbara (b. 1768), John Frederick (b. 1772 d. 1829), John (b. 1774 d. 1824), Susan (b. 1781 d. 1834), Maria Magdalena (b. 1783), Catherine (b. 1786), and Anna Maria (b. 1789 d. 1823). This family is associated with Muddy Creek Church in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., PA (now Lebanon Co., PA) and the Annville Township area. At the christening of Frederick and Dorothea's first child (Anna Barbara b. 1768), the witness is widow Haupt (Haubin) whom I now believe to be Frederick's mother and Henry's widow. Henrich Haup died 1743.

There is an old wagon trail (now Highway 897) that connects Brecknock Twp. to Kleinfeltersville, Heidelberg Twp., Lebanon Co., PA (abt. 13 miles) and Lebanon City in the center of Lebanon County (another 8 miles). Johann Adam Haupt/Houpt resided in Kleinfeltersville located in Heidelberg Twp., Lebanon Co., PA. He is buried there. Nothing more is known about him.

A turn east (in Lebanon City) and a few miles (abt. 7) along the trail that is now Hwy 422 and one finds Stouchsburg, Tulpehocken Twp., Berks Co. In Stouchsburg, at Christ Lutheran Church, Conrad Haupt married Maria Magdalena Rittman on Apr. 28, 1789. This couple would settle in Northumberland Co., PA. Conrad's first son was named Frederick (b. Jan 8, 1798). All total, Conrad and Maria Magdalena would have 11 children. He would die an untimely death in 1811 leaving a widow and several young children.

Johann Philipp Haupt (b. abt. 1730) settled in Northumberland Co., PA. He would die there on Sept. 17, 1813. He had three children: Maria (b. Jan. 20, 1763), Johann Philipp (b. abt. 1774), and Heinrich (b. abt. 1776). Special note: Do not confuse him with the other Philip Haupt in the Shamokin area of Northumberland Co., PA. This other Philip Haupt (b. 1758 d. 1832) is a son of Johann Samuel Haupt of Montgomery Co., PA.

Johann Philipp Haupt (b. abt. 1730) seems to have had a close relationship to Conrad Haupt who also resided in Northumberland Co., PA. Perhaps it is as an uncle-nephew relationship. Both families associated with Himmel's Church. Johann Philipp Haupt seems to have arrived after the others. Ships lists show a Philip Haupt arriving in Aug. 1750 on the ship "Nancy". I believe this Philipp to have also made return trips back to Germany. I believe he was the same one with Georg arriving in Sept. 1749 on the ship "Christian".

We do not know exactly yet the village where Heinrich Haupt came from. But if Georg Haudt was indeed a son and Georg's marriage record says he is from the area near Kreuznach, then Heinrich and family are related to the Windesheim, Rheinland Haupt clan. Windesheim is just to the NW of Bad Kreuznach (abt. 7 miles away). I have studied the Windesheim Church records and those of some of the surrounding villages and have not made a connection. There are many small villages in the area of Bad Kreuznach and Bingen am Rhein.

July 11, 2009

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