Hans George Zweyer
He arrived here in 1751 from Alsace, France
(See ships list at the bottom of the post under Research)
Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890 about Hans George Zweier
Name: Hans George Zweier
County: Philadelphia County
Database: PA Early Census Index
"George Zweyer and his wife, Mary Julianne, and several of his children came to
"Hans George Zweyer came to the United States on the ship Janet in 1751 with his son Stephannus Zweyer. They took the oath of allegience[sic] at Philadelphia on Monday 7th October 1751. Present: Joshua Maddox, Esp. It is not known if anyone else came with them, but probably the whole family came together. Only the men and male children over 16 years of age had to take the oath."
O'Neill show the Zweyers came from Alsace, France."
1769 - Death
30 Dec, 1769
Rockland Township, Berks, Pennsylvania Colony
George Zweyer, a resident of Oley Hills, died 30 Dec 1769 of old age and asthma, buried 25 Sep 1769 [sic] in the church graveyard (Catholic, Goshenhoppen)
Mary Juliana died 1, 2 17 May 1784 - 20 Jul 1796 in Oley Hills, Berks, Pennsylvania. Mary signed a will 3 on 20 Jul 1772. She had a will probated 4 on 20 Jul 1796.
Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery
Obit– Burial Record, “George Zweyer a resident of the Oley hills, died 12/30/1769, of old age and asthma; buried 1/1/1770, in the church graveyard.
"After a visit to the Balley Church of 6/14/1992 the gravestone is no longer standing or in the old church graveyard which was unkept for many years and is now being restored. The Goshenhoppen Registers said that he was buried in the church graveyard."
Name Hans George Zweyer
Birth Date 1700
Birth Place Alsace, France
Death Date 30 Dec 1769
Cemetery Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place Bally, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Has Bio? Y
Will of Hans George Zweyer (abstract)
20 Dec 1769 , Rockland, Berks, Pennsylvania Colony
ZWEYER, HANS GEORGE, Rockland. December 20, 1769 - February 3, 1770. To wife Juliana, my dwelling place and all moveable goods, for the time of her life, for bringing up of my young children. To eldest son Steffanus £5, having already rec'd. great help from me. To dau. Agatha £15 after wife's death. To daus Maria and Juliana £15 each after wife's decease. At wife's decease, all my land I give to son Joseph, he paying to my other sons, viz, Johannes, Balthasar, Johan Adam, Anthony and Thomas, £40 each. Exr: wife Juliana. Wit: Michael RUTTGER, Philip MULLER, Michael SIGFRIDT. Translation.
From Berks County Will Abstracts 1766-1770,
The full will follows, first in the original German, then in translation, and lastly in transcription.
1781 - Julianna is found on the tax exoneration list
Name: Julimaria Zweyer
Town or Ward: Rockland
Archive Rollname: 316
1788 - Julianna on Tax Exoneration List
Name: Juliana Zweyer
Town or Ward: Rockland
Archive Rollname: 318-319
The Ship JANET
[List 175 C] At the Court House at Philadelphia,
Monday, 7th October 1751.
Present: Joshua Maddox, Esqr.
The Foreigners whose Names are underwritten,
imported in the Janet,
Capt. William Cunningham, from Rotterdam & last from Cowes,
were this Day Qualified & subscribed the usual Oaths.
By List 99. Whole Freights 220.
Johannes () Waller, sick Peter (X) Ganns
Michaell Hollstein Peter (O) Rossburger
Philip (X) Pfiffer H.Adam (X) Diem
Ehrhardt Thurwachter H.George (X) Odewalt
Matheas (+) Pfiffer Johann Andreas Engelman
Adam Jacobi Michael (X) Alt
Marx Breinig Adam Jordan
Leonhart (X) Simon Jacob (+) Holtz
Adam (X) Beckebag Carl Wagner
Caspar (XX) Beckebach Georg Jacob Schirmer
Georg Adam Beckenbach Abraham (+) Konig
Johann Georg Beckenbach Philib Enes
Georg Leonhardt Beckenbach Jacob Weimer
Johan Vallenthin Sommer Michael Wahrlich
Nickolas (X) Eshwyn Hans Conrad Bauman
Peter Ulmer Johann Georg Geisler
Jacob (X) Hauswird Jo Nicklas()Wolff on board
Jacob Kammerer Johann Valendin Rost
Henrich Hetzel J.Jost (O) Shweiger
Johann Nickel Strumm Johann Jacob Weltz
Johannes Kauffman Johann Simon Schober
Johann Adam Bast Eberhard Gahnat
Johann Nickel Schmidt Abraham Bitilion
Georg Welter Lonhart Buckel
Michel Finck Johannes Hahn
Killian (X) Hawsser Wilhelm (X) Ewig
Nickolas (X) Steyn Christian (X) Ewig
Johan Petter Schang Michael (M) Leonhart
Henry (+) Carle Matheas (N) Nass
Martin (+) Bigler Henry (H) Haushalter
George (X) Bigler Heinrich Friedle
Jacob (+) Walter Johann Georg Busch
Anderas (O) Altendorff Johann Michael Hoffman
Johann Lenerdt Gosel Melcher Krautter
Johannes (H) Lap Philipp Jacob Hagenbuch
Johann Jagob Lapp Matheus Konig
Christ Peifer Jacob Konig
J. Christoph (X) Weysbach Enoch (X) Weber
H. Georg (HIZ) Zweyer Hans Jacob Hulckert
Stephen (X) Zweyer Christoph Kettman
Ewerhart Kreiling Jacob Sprecher
Hans Jorg Sprecher Philipp Jacob Humbert
Phillip Jacob Kunlen Johann Michaell Drion
Jacob (O) Weimmer Diewalt Matter
Dewalt (X) Storch Jacob (X) Gallman
Jacob Diether Philipp Jacob Meder
Jacob Hahn George (X) Sheud
H. George (X) Wollhuter Jacob (X) Shaffer
Johann Jorg Reimer Andereas()Kisselberg,on
U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Han George Zweier
Name: Han George Zweier
Arrival Year: 1751
Arrival Place: Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code: 1804
Primary Immigrant: Zweier, Han George
Annotation: Taken from original manuscripts in the state archives. Names given throughout pages 1-677. Foreigners arriving in Pennsylvania named on pages 521-667. No. 3776, Kelker, supplements this.
Source Bibliography: EGLE, WILLIAM HENRY, editor Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, with the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808. (Pennsylvania Archives, ser. 2, vol. 17.) Harrisburg [PA]: E.K. Meyers, 1890. 787p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1967.
U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about H. George Zweyer
Name: H. George Zweyer
Arrival Year: 1751
Arrival Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code: 9041
Primary Immigrant: Zweyer, H George
Annotation: Contains 29,800 names, with annotations written by Krebs (see no. 4203). Various references to the names in Strassburger will be found in other listings, mostly where authors have attempted to line up their information with that in Strassburger. This work
Source Bibliography: STRASSBURGER, RALPH BEAVER. Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Edited by William John Hinke. Norristown [PA]: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934. 3 vols. Vols. 1 and 3 reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1964. Repr. 1983. Vol. 1. 1727-1775. 776p.
U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications,
1889-1970 about Hans George Zweyer
Name: Hans George Zweyer
SAR Membership: 66456
Death Date: 30 Dec 1769
Cemetery notes and/or description:St. Paul's Mission (The Most Blessed Sacrament Church) located in Bally, Pennsylvania. Most of the older tombstones were washed away during the hurricane rain flooding of the 1950s. "Possible Hurricane Diane in 1955?" Most tombstones were washed down the creek. Only some of the tombstones today survive. The older wall was torn down around the cemetery in the 1960s. It was quite a large cemetery once behind the Chapel. The newer cemetery is located on the other North side of the street. The Mission of Goshenhoppen (old name "Churchville") in Washington Township, Berks Co., was founded in 1741 by Father Theodore Schneider and was the first Catholic settlement outside of Philadelphia; today called ("Bally, PA") after Fr. Bally. In Bally, PA Take Main Street then take South 7th Street and turn south onto Pine St. A very large cemetery is located across the street just west of this Church.
Missionary activity existed here around the year 1716."Et Fondavit Hano Missionom circa Anno 1716"