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Re: Michael Wilt of Aurora
Posted by: Cheryl (ID *****3614) Date: March 02, 2009 at 06:04:03
In Reply to: Re: Michael Wilt of Aurora by Chris Pulver of 631

So then it is highly likely that this branch descends from immigrant Johannes Valentine Wild & Elizabeth Abegg of Baden Switzerland..(?)

Genealogist, Chris E. Wilt has them linked to Henry Wilt from Fairfax/Loudoun Virginia - because there's clearly evidence that there was a Peter, Michael (and Peter's son, George among other children) that came West and settled in Garrett County MD...where some of the Preston County Wilts also lived at times (including our Christian & Caroline).


Johan Valentine WILD

Birth: 28 DEC 1679 in Neckargemund, Baden, Germany
Death: 15 MAR 1755 in Earltown, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co.(became York Co.) PA

Notes: "Valentine Wilt and his wife Elizabeth crossed the Atlantic with their two sons, Nicolas and Paul, and their two daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth, on the ship Johnson Galley (David Crockatt, Commander), arriving in Philadelphia on 18 Sep 1732. Valentine applied for a land
grant in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co., PA ('one hundred acres of land scituate on the Muddy Creek.'). After Elizabeth's death, he remarried Apollonia [-----] and moved to York Co, PA where his oldest son, Nicolas, had already settled." {His WILL refers to her as "Abbiloma Vilt;" and also mentions giving her "Moufables House."}

German pioneers to Pennsylvania Passenger Ships' lists includes People from the Palatine "The Johnson Galley;" Surnames listed as "Vield" and "Wield"

(List 21 A) A list of Palentines arrived in the Port of Philadelphia on board of the Johnson Galley in London, David Crockatt, Commander, Sept. 18th OS, 1732.

Men above 16 years: Valentine Vield, Nicolas Vield
Women above 14: Elizabeth Vield, Margt. Vield
Boys under 16: Paul Vield
Girls under 14: Elizabeth Vield        

{out of 112 men, 98 women, 120 boys and girls, 330 persons}

Records referring to the Valentine Wild and Elizabeth Abegg family in Lancaster County found in the records of the First Reformed Congregation at Lancaster, PA as translated by the Rev. William J. Hinke:

- Marriage: Christian Weber, son of Henry Weber,
m.Elizabeth Wildt, daughter of Valentine Wildt,
residing at Earltown, on November 9, 1742 (by the
Rev. John Bartholomew Rieger)

- Baptism: John, son of Paul Wild and Barbara, b. July 30,
1756, bapt. Sept. 26, 1756. by the
Rev. Philip William Otterbein. Sponsored by John Graf
and wife.

- Baptism: Maria, Daughter of Paul Wild and Barabara,
b. December 27, 1759; bapt. Feb. 13, 1760. by the
Rev. Henry William Stoy. Sponsored by Henry Graf and
Elizabeth Obersteg (NB: Elizabeth Groff)
married to Abraham Oberstag was a sister to Barbara)

- Catharine, daughter of Paul Wild and Barbara, b. Feb. 6
1763, bapt. April 14, 1763. Spon. Henry Graff and
Anna. { Baptisms by the Rev. John Waldschmidt and
others, 1763-1764 (entered by the schoolmaster,
John Hoffman)

- If you are a descendant of Paul and Barbara Groff Wilt,
the records of this church is a good beginning for
the Groff family. According to the will of John Groff
(d. 1765, Manor Twp.) he was survived by his wife,
Elizabeth and four children, Barbara married to
Paul Wilt, Henry, Jacob, and John Ulrich, his daughter
Elizabeth married to Abraham im Oberstag having
pre-deceased him.

- Paul Wilt paid taxes in Strasburg Twp. Lancaster Co.,in
1765, but by the end of the year he is found in the
records of Dover Twp., York Co., PA.

- Paul and Barbara are buried in the Quickel's Cemetery in
York Co., as are their sons and their wives:
John and Catharine, Michael and Magdalena; and Jacob.

- Elizabeth and Ludwig Schindel were originally buried in
the Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in
Greencastle, Pa. Their remains were removed in Sept.
1922 to build an Educational addition to the church
and moved across the street. The Tombstones are no
longer extant, but we are indeed fortunate that the
information from them were copied down by
William E. Shindle, before the tombstones were removed.
Their son Jacob Shindle and his wife Catharine Long were
also buried there.

Father: Hans-Henrich WILD b: 12 SEP 1655 in Neckargemund,
Baden, Germany
Mother: Anna MARIA b: 1651 in Germany

Marriage Maria Elizabeth ABEGGE ca 1680 in Zurich, Switzerland / Married: 9 JUN 1711 Ziegelhausen, Germany
/ d. bef 1755

Children born (presumably) in Ziegelhausen Baden:
1.       Johann Nicolas (Nicholas) b. 12 JUN 1712
2.       Anna Margaret c. 2 MAY 1715
3.       Susanna Margaret c. 17 APR 1718
4.       Johann Paulus (Paul ) b. 1 DEC 1722
5.       Hans Georg c. 6 AUG 1723
6.       Johanna Elizabetha c. 18 FEB 1725/6
7.       Johann Adam c. 12 SEP 1728
8.       Johann George c. 2 APR 1731

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