Monday, January 30, 2012

Joseph Zweyer 1755 – 1814

Joseph Zweyer 
Son of George & Mary Julianne Zweyer
Born 1755 
Died 1814
Catherine Scharg 
Daughter Of Ludwig & Catherine (Schmitt) Scharg
Born July 25, 1759

Mary m. Daniel Aunkst
Julianna m. David Stewart

1769, 20 Dec

Age: 14
Rockland Township, Berks, Pennsylvania Colony 
Son Joseph mentioned in father's will

1772, 20 Jul
Age: 17
Rockland Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA 
Son Joseph mentioned in mother's will (proved 20 Jul 1796)

1779, 11 Apr
Age: 24
Marriage to Catharine Scharg
, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA 
Joseph Zweyer m. Catharine Scharg, both single, during Mass (Catholic) at Michael Sigfried's house

Name: Joseph Zweyer
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Ruscomb, Berks, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females: 4
Number of Household Members: 8

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications,
 1889-1970 about Joseph Zweyer
Name: Joseph Zweyer
SAR Membership: 66456
Birth Date: 1746
Birth Place: Germany
Death Date: 1814
Death Place: Berks, Pennsylvania
Hans George Zweyer 
Juliana Zweyer 
Catherine Scharg 
Mary Zweyer 

He served as a private, 3rd class, Capt. Christopher Folk's Company, 1st Battalion Berks County PA Militian, under Col Daniel Hunter

Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, Volume 6 page 295

Mary Zweyer (Zweier, Sweir), (b. Rockland Twp. Berks Co., PA., Feb.l4,1784; d. Delaware Twp.,North-
umberlend Co., PA., circa 1850), was the daughter of Joseph Zweyer 9b. circa l755, d, ante 1814), and Cath- erine Scharg Zweyer (b. July 25, l759), Joseph Zweyer - who married April 11,1779, Catherine Scharg, was the son of George Zweger ( d. Dec,30, 1769, ”a very old man") and Mary Julianne Zweyer (d. July 20,1796) of Rockland and Ruscomb Manor Twp.,Berks Co.,PA.  Their farm was situated in these two townships.  

CatherineScharg (Shark, Schorch), b, July 25, 1759, was the  daughter of Ludwig and Catherine (Schmitt) Scharg of Williams Twp., Northampton Go., PA
.Ludwig Scharg and family came to America in the ship Two Brothers landed Phila. Pa., Sept.28,1753. Joseph Zweyer served in the Am.Rev., under Capt. Folk's Co., lst BN, Berks County Militia.

George Zweyer and his wife, Mary Julianne, and several of his children came to America from Baden,
Germany on the ship "Janet”, on Oct. 7, 175l; landed Phila.,PA.; settled in Berks County, Pa. The proved
wills of George and Mary Julianne Zweyer are deposited in the Court House, Reading, Berks Go., PA.

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