Monday, January 30, 2012

Joseph Zweyer 1755 – 1814

Dan's 5th great grandparents, maternal line

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


John Zweyer 1852
Mary Zweyer 1784-1850 m. Daniel Aunkst
Julianna Zweyer m. David Stewart

1755 - Joseph Is Born

1759 Catherine Scharg is born

1769 - Joseph Mentioned in Fathers Will
1769, 20 Dec

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

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, contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Thera and others.  USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, data may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material.

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

Abt 1777 - Served In Revolutionary War

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 Militia, under Col Daniel Hunter

Pennsylvania Archives, 3rd Series, Volume 6 page 295

1779 Joseph marries Catharine Scharg
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

1779 -Catherine & Joseph waive rights of administration on Catherine's father's estate
October 28 1779
To Henry Christ esq register for the probate of wills and granting letters of administration in and for the county of Berks. Whereas our father Ludwig Schork died intestate ----- ------- of a personal estate leaving three children of whom I Cathrina are the eldest daughter and now married to J oseph Zweiyer we doherebyrenounce & relinquish our right of and the administration of the estate of the deceased and request the same may be granted to our stepbrother Frederick Bingaman.  Witness our hands and seals October the 28th 1779.  Sealed and & delivered int the presence of Conrad Geise

Joseph Zweiyer

Cathrina Zweiyer

1782 Birth of Son John Zweyer

July 5 1782  - birth, or baptism?

I'm not sure what record this is - it's a scan on, the full page is shown there and it is obviously an index of some sort.

1781 - Residence
Tax List
Name Joseph Zueyer
Year 1781
Town or Ward Oley
County Berks

Archive Rollname 316

1783 - Residence

Name: Joseph Zweyer
Year: 1783
Town or Ward: Oley
County: Berks

Archive Rollname: 317
Tax List

1784 - Daughter Mary Zweyer is born
Mary Zweyer married Daniel Angst (Aunkst). They are Dan's 4th great grandparents, you can read more about them here:

8/22/1809 • St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, now the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Bally, Berks Co. Pa.

Angst-Zweyer, Daniel, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Angst, and Mary, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Zweyer; witnesses: David Stewart and Catherine Zweyer. 
eyer, sister of Mary Zweyer Angst.
1790 - Residence
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

1800 - Residence
Name Joseph Zweier
Residence Year 1800

Residence Place Rockland, Berks

listed on the septennial census as a farmer. Thomas Zweir, laborer, is listed right above him.

1814- Joseph Died


Mary Zweyer (Zweier, Sweir), (b. Rockland Twp. Berks Co., PA., Feb.l4,1784; d. Delaware Twp.,Northumberlend Co., PA., circa 1850), was the daughter of Joseph Zweyer b. circa l755, d, ante 1814), and Catherine 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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