Monday, January 30, 2012

Hans George Zweyer 1715 – 1769

Hans George Zweyer 
son of
Born 1715 
Died 1769
Mary Juliana 
daughter of
Born 1720
Died 1796

Stephen Zweyer 1736 – 1790
Mary Agatha Zweyer 1736 – 1789
John Adam Zweyer 1738 – 1790
Juliana Zweyer 1740 – 1811
Anna Maria Zweyer 1751 – 
John Zweyer 1753 – 1786
Thomas Zweyer 1752 – 1843
Anthony Zweyer 1759 – 
Balthasar Zweyer 1766 – 

1751 - Arrival
He arrived here in 1751 from Alsace, France

“Hans George Zweyer came to the United States on the ship Janet in 1751 with his son Stephannus Zweyer. They took the oath of allegiance at Philadelphia on Monday 10/7/1751. Present: Joshua Maddox, Esq. 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. ”
     From the genealogy of Joseph Eck & Mary Bower Family by Germain O’Neill: the Zweyers came from Alsace, France.  Emigration October 7, 1769 Ship Janet, Captain William Cunninghan, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes, England. Pennsylvania German Pioneers, list 175C. Also on board was Stephen Zweyer, Hans George Zweyer’s son.

(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
State: PA
County: Philadelphia County
Township: Philadelphia
Year: 1751

Database: PA Early Census Index

1769 - Death
30 Dec, 1769  
Age: 54
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.

1769- Burial
Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery 
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA 

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."

Will of Hans George Zweyer (abstract)

20 Dec 1769 , Rockland, Berks, Pennsylvania Colony
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.

From Berks County Will Abstracts 1766-1770, 

The full will follows, first in the original German, then in translation, and lastly in transcription.

In the name of God amen
I am George Zweyer of the township of Rockland in the county of Berks in Pennsylvania being weak and sick and body yet god be thanked of good understanding and memory and calling to the mind the mortality  of man do therefore hereby make my last will and testament and distribute my worldly goods in the following manner that is to say

Firstly I recommend my immortal soul into the hands of the great and merciful God who gave the same to me and my body in a Christian like manner to be buried in the earth where it was taken that all my just that Shelby paid out of my personal state by my executor who shall be here after named.

2. It is my will and I order that my beloved wife Julianna Zweyer shall have in full possession my dwelling place together with all movable goods of what name so ever they may be for the whole time of her life and at her discretion therewith to do as she thinks best for the bringing up of my young children and to be in stead of her third part of my estate until they attain to their full address yet reserving that my land and Plantation shall not be ruined by her during her full time of life.

3. I give and bequeath to my so Steffanus Zweyer as the eldest of my sons the sum of 5 pounds current many of Pennsylvania as his school portion of my estate to Hammond is yours forever because he has hereto for received great help from me during my life.

4. I give and bequeath to my daughter Agatha the sum of fifteen pounds current money of Pennsylvania as her full portion of my estate to her and her heirs forever to be paid after my wife's death.

5. I give and bequeath to my daughter Maria the sum of fifteen pounds current money of Pennsylvania as her full portion of my estate to her and her heirs forever to be paid after my wife's death.

6. I give and bequeath to my daughter Julianna the sum of fifteen pounds current money of Pennsylvania as her full portion of my estate to her and her heirs forever to be paid after my wife's death.

7. It is my will that as soon as my wife shall die I say from and after such time I give and devise all my land and plantation in the township and county aforesaid adjoining on the north side to Michael Siegfried's land on the east side to Abraham Peters land and on the south side to the furnace land to my son Joseph Zweyer to have and to hold to him my son and to his heirs and assigns forever yet with this condition that he shall pay the following bequests to  my son's namely
to Johannes Zweyer the sum of 40 pounds current money of Pennsylvania the year after my death to Balthazar Zweyer the sum of 40 pounds current money of Pennsylvania the year after my death to Johan Adams Zweyer the sum of 40 pounds current money of Pennsylvania at the year after my death
to Anthony Zweyer the sum of 40 pounds current money of Pennsylvania the year after my death
to Thomas Zweyer the sum of 40 pounds current money of Pennsylvania the year after my death and lastly I ordain constitute and designate as the sole executor of Guardian over this my last will and testament my beloved wife Juliann Zweyer and I make here by null and void all and every will and testament before here to made and ratify this to be my last will and testament and no other in witness whereof I have here on to set my hand and seal the 20th day of December in the year of our Lord 1769  signed sealed and therefore hold hands while as his last will and testament openly acknowledged that this at his request as witness here into subscribed and his presents Michael Rutger,  Phillip Muhler, Michael Siegfried

A just and true translation for common read



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.
Messrs. Stedman

     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.
Page: 348

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.
Page: 474

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
Juliana Zweyer 
Joseph Zweyer 

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"     

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