Saturday, March 24, 2012

John Jost Bingaman 1729-1755

John Jost Bingaman
son of
Born 1729? in Germany
Died 1755
Anna Julianna Ortt
daughter of
Born 1731
married 2nd abt 1760
Ludwig Shorck
son of
Born: before 1740


An interesting tangle of genealogy - 
Ludwig Scharg was Dan's 6th great grandfather
Ludwig was also the 2nd husband of my (Heather's) 7th great grandmother Julianna (Ort) Bingaman.
Ludwig was the stepfather of my 6th great grandfather, Frederick Bingaman

1754  - Age 25

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about J. Jost Bingeman
Name: J. Jost Bingeman
Year: 1754
Place: Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code: 1804
Primary Immigrant: Bingeman, J Jost
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: 434

Name: J. Jost Bingeman,
Date: SEPT. 30, 1754

See complete ship list here:

Pennsylvania Census, 1772-1890 about J. Jost Bingeman
Name: J. Jost Bingeman
State: PA
County: Philadelphia County
Township: Philidelphia
Year: 1754
Database: PA Early Census Index

Pennsylvania Church Records - Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881 about John Jost Bingeman
Name: John Jost Bingeman
Event: Baptism
Relation: Baptized
Location: Berks Co., PA
Church: Zion's and Spiess's Reformed and Lutheran Church
Record ID: 277100

1755- age 26

In Berks county while attempting to locate minerals and fertile land on which to settle, he and his companions encountered hostile Indians who slew many including Johann.  His wife and baby Freidrich escaped by hiding in a storage cellar or pit.  sources: Snyder Co. Pioneers by Dr. Charles Fisher;


Johann was a professor of Physics and Chemistry in the Unversity of heidelberg which is about 50 miles north of his birthplace.  Johnann arrived in America 30 Sept 1754 on the ship Edinburg, James Russell, Master, from Rotterdam, Holland.  He was listed as from the Palatinate and Wirtemberg, Germany. (Snyder County Pioneers, Charles A. Fisher p. 10)

Johann died in July 1755, just a few months after the birth of his son Frederick. He was married to Juliana Ort who apparently came with him from Germany.  No other children are mentioned.  He is probably buried in Berks Co., Pa.  Johann was a young professor of Physics and Chemistry in the University of Heidelberg which is about 50 miles from his birthplace.

Central Penna. marriages 1700-1896 by Fisher; and Early Penna. Births 1675-1875, Fisher


John and J Jost Bingaman cannot be the same person, as appears on many Ancestry trees.

John Bingaman owned 200 acres in Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania by 1734 and settled on New River (Pulaski Co, Virginia) before 1852.

John Jost Bingaman arrived in Phlidelphia in September, 1754 on the ship "Edinburgh".

By Dr. J. C. Shuman

In an autographic record in my possession, Frederick Bingaman tells us that in 1754 his father, Johan Jost Bingaman and wife, Juliana, whose maiden name was Ort, came from Germany “aus der Wetteran” to America.

In Rupp’s “Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants” I find the name of  J. Jost Bingaman in a list of passengers who came over in ship Edinborough. James Russel, Master, from Rotterdam, and landed in Philadelphia Sept. 30, 1754. Those people came from the Palatinate and Wurtenburg, in southern Germany.

Frederick Bingaman says “I was born in Istum County Jan. 15, 1755” (I know of no such county). His father, Johan Jost, died in July 1755 Where his father died and is buried, and what became of his mother I do not know.

At the time when the first U. S.  census was taken in 1790, a Frederick Bingaman and family lived in Ruscomb Manor township, Berks Co. This Fred had then one son over 16 years old, two sons under 16 and two daughters.

Frederick Bingaman who came to Snyder Co., says that on April 6, 1779 he married Maria Christina Hufnagle, who was born May 3, 1758. She was a daughter of Johan Christian Hufnagle and her mother’s name was Maria Elizabeth.

In the list of residents of Ruscomb twp., Berks Co., of the census of 1790 I find Christian Hufnagle and family of three sons over 16 years, two under 16, and two daughters.  Again I find a Henry Swartz and family in this same township of Ruscomb. I will let the reader decide whether this Fred. Bingaman, of Ruscomb Twp., is the one who came from
Berks Co. to Snyder County afterward and became the father of the large family by that name.

That Frederick Bingaman, of  Adams township, came here from Berks there is no doubt. Those who knew, said that he was a soldier in the American Revolution and fought in the battle on the Brandywine.

He and his wife had 12 children, 6 sons and 6 daughters. How many of these children they brought with them to Snyder County, I do not know. He must have come after 1794, because we know that his son, Henry came with him and he was born in 1794.

Fred Bingaman’s wife died Apr. 12, 1818 and was buried on the 14th in the cemetery of St. Heinrich’s Church, Rev. Gerhart officiating. The text of the funeral sermon was “Kom, Sterblicher, betrachte mich.”

Father Bingaman died in Adams township Oct. 30, 1845, aged 90 yrs., 11 months and 9 days, and is buried in St. Henry’s cemetery. He must have had a second wife, since he calls Maria C. Hufnagle his “first” wife. Of this large family of children, of
which at least nine lived after 1818, I know only one, namely:
Henry Bingaman born 1794 and died 1861 Henry married Christina Moyer, born 1797. Her son, Jacob says she was born in Northumberland County. It would be interesting to know just where she was born. She may have been born in Snyder County for all that, since Snyder County was a part of Northumberland County in 1797. Henry was a sol-
dier of the war of 1812. This data I have from “Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys “Vol. II p. 1582. Henry Bingaman had the following children:
Yost; John Frederick, married to Susan Partch;
 Isabelle, married to Jacob Neidich;
Christiana, married to Elias R. Swartz (see Swartz family) ,
Jacob, married Catherine Fetterolf. (see Fetterolf family) ;
 Elizabeth, married Abraham Hufnagle;
 Gutelda, married William Swengel;
Mary Ann, married William Wagner;
 Amanda married Henry Middleswarth, of Kansas.

Of these children I know none besides Jacob and Christiana. Jacob Bingaman was born 1826 and died 1897, was born one mile east of Troxelville on the farm now (1918) owned by his son, John Fred Bingaman. which farm was his father Henry’s while he lived. Jacob tilled the same land untii a few years before he died, when John F. Bingaman, the pres
ent owner bought it. Dec. 23, 1852 Jacob Bingaman, married Catherine Fetterolf, daughter of Peter Fetterolf and grand daughter of Henry Swartz.

Jacob and Catherine Bingaman had the following children: Elizabeth born 1856 married Ner M. Middleswarth whose children are, John S., Prudie E., Charles J., Sarah C, William; (2) D. Jacob Bingaman born 1869, married Alice A. Middleswarth  who have children: Verdie G., married Fultz; Jacob C, Charles E.,Cottie, Hazel, Merrill and Lucinda. (3) Savilla Christina born 1863, married 1880 to Dr. J. C. Shuman, has two children, Mabel Patti, married Daniel Thomas. Mabel has three children, Robert C, Marjorie A. and Lester G.; Cottie Pruella Shuman, born March 30, 1886. (4) Anna C, born 1865 and died 1883. (5) John Frederick Bingaman born 1868 and married Fanny Berge. (6) Ida C, born 1870 married to Mr. Walter. 

"Ludwig Shorck to Frederick Bingeman step-son of Ludwig Shorck late of Ruscomb-manor Township in Berks Co. deceased, Oct. 28, 1779." This document was from "Letters Of Administration", Berks Co., PA., book 1 to 8, page 271 of original, and page 95 of copy by Mrs. C.M. Steinmetz. We are assuming that Julianna Ort Bingeman was married to Ludwig after her first husband's death.

1 comment:

  1. Frederick's grandson, Jacob Bingaman born in 1806, (Not the Jacob & Catherine, Jacob), served in the Civil War, in Co E 53rd PA vol Inf at the age of 55. He was a drummer.
    When Jacob was around 10yrs old, he injured his leg in a charcoal pit. He was discharged from the army in 1863 for disability and had his leg amputated in 1865. He wore a wooden leg for the last 16yrs of his life. I have had his wooden leg, and his photo from the army, discharge papers and letters for 30 years.