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Johann [John] Adam Wuertemberger and wife Anna Maria Strohecker born c: 1730's
Posted by: Janice McCarty (ID *****5429) Date: September 17, 2002 at 15:24:40
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Does anyone know anything about this family in Germany? Who were their parents and siblings? Why did they come over?

Below, I have written a little of what I have gleaned about them. My line runs through their son John George.
Janice McCarty

A tradition among the Wattenberger descendants is to the effect that a mother and five sons arrived at Philadelphia on the ship 'Shirley' on 5 September 1751. The ship list shows the names of H. Georg Wurtenberger and H. Michael Wurtenberger. The signature of Johan Adam Wirdeberger, presumed by some researchers to have been our ancestor, appears on the list for the ship 'Neptune' on 24 September 1751. It is possible that these were three of five sons; the other two, if less than age sixteen, would not have appeared ona ship list.

A Whittenberger tradition is that three brothers arrived in America and that two returned to their homeland. A Geroge Wirtenberger appears on the coventry rate for Chester County, PA, 1765-1771.

There are other traditions also.

On March 5, 1757, Johann Adam was found in the records of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, PA where he and his wife, presented their son, John Jacob, for baptism.

On page 4 of the 'Lester H. Binnie' Book on the Wertenbergers, is the research done by Jurgen Nickchen in Germany. The Reformed Church in Ilbesheim, a village near Landau, in the Palatinate region of Germany shows Johannes Wirthembecher m. to Anna Maria and having children Bernhard, Johann Adam, Johann Jacob, Thomas, Maria Petronella, Johann Adam and Matthes.

Descendants of John Adam Wuertemberger
1 John Adam Wuertemberger b: in Germany       d: Aft. 1782 in Cimru, Reading, PA       
..+Anna Maria Strohecker b: in Germany d: Bef. 1782 in Pennsylvania m: Abt. 1756
........2 John Jacob Wuertemberger b: March 28, 1757 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania d: Abt. April 27, 1829 in New Middletown, Ohio       
............+Catharine Engel b: September 27, 1761 in Pennsylvania d: April 01, 1807 in New Middletown, Ohio       m: 1780 in Berks County, Pennsylvania
........*2nd Wife of John Jacob Wuertemberger:              
............+Hannah Lewis                     
........*3rd Wife of John Jacob Wuertemberger:              
............+Hannah Rose b: Abt. 1799 in Pennsylvania d: Aft. 1850 m: February 23, 1814 in Trumble Co., Ohio
........ 2 John Adam Wuertemberger b: February 22, 1760 in Reading, Berks, Co., Pennsylvania d: July 1825 in Washington County, Tennessee       
............+Anne Mary Smith b: 1788 in Virginia d: 1870 in Greene County, Tennessee       
........*2nd Wife of John Adam Wuertemberger:              
............+Maria Elizabeth Frentzeler       b: December 04, 1768 in Berks County, Pennsylvania d: 1850 m: February 04, 1783 in Reding, Berks County, Pennsylvania
........2 John "George" Wertenberger b: May 04, 1762 in Reading, PA Berks CO.d: September 1843 in Stark Co., Ohio
............+Catharine Ream m: Abt. 1783
........*2nd Wife of John "George" Wertenberger:       
............+Elizabeth       m: Abt. 1793
........*3rd Wife of John "George" Wertenberger:       
............+Mary Elizabeth Harter b: August 25, 1767 in Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania d: August 21, 1832 in Stark Co., Ohio m: Abt. 1795
........2 Mary Rosina Wuertemberger b: Abt. 1766 in Berks County, Pennsylvania              
........2 Anna Maria Wuertemberger b: November 29, 1764 in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania d: December 09, 1764 in Berks County, Pennsylvania       
............+John George Hinkle       b: December 17, 1767 in Berks County, PA d: May 11, 1823 in Washington County, TN       

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