Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ludewig Scharg - 1769

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

Ludewig Scharg
son of
Died 1769
Married 1st
Catherine Schmidt
daughter of Peter Schmidt
Died abt 1760
Married 2nd
Julianna (Ort) Bingaman
widow of John Jost Bingaman 1729-1755
daughter of
Born abt 1731


With Catherine:
Catherine 1759-  m. Joseph Zweyer

With Julianna:
Anna Maria 1761-

Step Son - Frederick Bingaman

1753 - Arrival
Arrived on Two Brothers landed Phila. Pa., Sept.28,1753

"Ludwig Schorch immigrated to America on board the ship “Two Brothers“which landed in the Port of Philadelphia on Sept. 28, 1753.  The ship set sail from Rotterdam, Holland last from Portsmouth, England.  The ship’s master was Thomas Arnot.  Qualified Sept. 28, 1753. The captain’s A list has his name spelled Joh Ludwick Shrick; B list has his name spelled John Ladarick (H) Schrack; C list J. Ludewig (+ +) Shork.  The doctor’s report dated Sept. 29, 1753 determined that all were healthy and says the ship was freighted with Palatines. [Source:  Pennsylvania German Pioneers A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia From 1727 to 1808, Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Vol.1 pp. 563-567 list 208A]"


"In 1758, Ludwig (spelled, Ludwig Scharg) partook of communion as did his future wife, Catharina Schmidt, and her family at Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield Township, Bucks County Pennsylvania. [Source. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records 1708-1985 Trinity Lutheran, Springfield Buck Co. p.159]"

1759 - found in Northampton PA, baptism record for daughter
Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 about Catharina Scharg
Name: Catharina Scharg
Birth Date: 25 Jul 1759
Event Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 26 Aug 1759
Baptism Place: Williams Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA
Baptism Age: 0
Father Name: Ludewig Scharg
Mother Name: Catharina Scharg
Denomination: Lutheran
Organization Name: St Luke´s Lutheran Church

On July 25, 1759 Catharina was born to Ludwig and Catharina Scharg.  Catharina’s Baptism occurred on Aug. 26, 1759 at the Old Williams Lutheran Church in Williams Twp., Northampton Co. PA, Sponsor was Peter Schmidt father of Catharina.  [Source. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records 1708-1985, Old Williams Lutheran, Williams Twp., Northampton Co.PA, p. 25]

About 1760

Ludwig evidently married Juliana Ort Bingeman according to Ludwig’s estate records where he made his step-son, Frederick Bingeman, executor of his estate.  Julianna was the widow of Johan Jost Bingeman who died shortly after their son Frederick’s birth. [The Snyder County Pioneers, Fisher, Charles A, 1938 p. 10]

Ludwig Scharg is in my husbands Maternal Genealogy Line.  Frederick Bingaman is MY Paternal Genealogical line.  The family tree intertwines once again.  :-)

"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.


On Jan.3, 1761 Ana Maria was born to Ludwig Schoreck and wife Julianna. Ana Maria’s Baptism was performed on April 8, 1761 at Mertz Church, Rockland Twp., Berks Co.PA,  Sponsors were Adam Herrpold and wife [Source:  Notes and Queries Historical and Genealogical/Chiefly relating to Interior Pennsylvania Annual Volume 1900, William Henry Egle M.D. M.A.,  p. 77]


In 1767 Ludwig Sherk paid taxes in Ruscombmanor Twp., Berks, Co. PA.  The tax list   shows 0 acres, 0 horses, 1 cow, 1 tax  [Source: 1767 Proprietary Return Tax Lists, Edited by  William Henry Egler, M.D, Vol. SVIII, 1898]


Ludwig Shorck passed away in Berks County PA in 1769.  Letters Administration, Estate of Ludwig Shorck, dated 6 October 1779, Vol. 3, p. 271, Berks County Courthouse, Reading, Pennsylvania.  Abstract:  Letters of Administration in and for County of Berks, granted to Frederick Bingeman, step-son of Ludwig Shorck, late of Ruscombmanor Twp., Berks County.  Whereas the said Ludwig Shorck lately died intestate, and desiring that the goods, rights and credits of the deceased may be well and truly administered, grant Letters of Administration to the said Frederick Bingeman.  A true and perfect inventory shall be prepared and filed at the Registers Office at Reading at or before 28 November next, and rendering a true and just account at or before 28 Oct 1780.  Document signed and sealed 28 October 1779. [Information provided by Tom Sherk]

"Know all men by these present, That we Fredrick Bingeman Stepp son of Ludwig Shork late of ----- township in Berks county deceased, Conrad Geist Of Reading, and Frederick Kear of the said town are held and firmly bound unto Henry Christ Register for the probate of wills and granting letters of administration in the county of Berks in the sun of two thousand pounds lawful money of Pennsylvania to be paid Henry Christ register, his certain attorney, executors, administrators or assigns: to which payment, well and truly to be made, we do bind ourselves our heirs, executors, administrators and every of them, jointly and severally, for and in the whole firmly by the presents. Sealed with our seals Dated the 28th day of October Anno Fomini 1779 "

Signatures appear to be: Frederick Bingaman, Henry Christ,Joseph Zweiyer & Conrad Geise

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


Church & Cemetery Record List found here:

notes above & below in italics are from researcher Pam Sherrick

Catharina Scharg daughter of Ludwig and Catharina Schmidt Scharg married Joseph Zweyer on April 11, 1779 during mass in Michael Sigfried’s house in Oley Hills, Berks Co., PA witnesses were all that were there. [GOSHENHOPPEN REGISTERS Second Series 1765-1785 Vol. 3 p. 387]  Joseph Zweyer was the son of George Zweyer and Mary Juliana.[Wills: Abstracts, Berks Co., PA 1766-1784, Contributed to USGenWeb by Thera]  Catharina and Joseph Zweyer had a son John b. July5, 1782 who’s birth registration gives Catharina’s maiden name as Schork [GOSHENHOPPEN REGISTERS Second Series 1765-1785, Vol. 3 p. 363] Catharine and Joseph Zweyer made their home in Oley, Ruscombmanor and Rockland Townships . [Source:  1781 & 1783 Pennsylvania Tax and Exoneration Lists 1768-1801 pp. 199 & 225 Year: 1790; Census Place: Ruscomb, Berks, Pennsylvania; Series: M637; Roll: 8; Page: 53; Image: 67; Family History Library Film: 0568148. 1800; Census Place: Rockland, Berks, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 35; Page: 667; Image: 253; Family History Library Film: 363338. Year: 1810; Census Place: Rockland, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 45; Page: 195; Image: 00236; Family History Library Film: 0193671

Other possible children of Ludwig Shorch :

 Mother Julianna Ort:  Jacob Schork: There’s a birth and Baptismal record of Mertz Church for Jacob Schork’s daughter Ana 1812. [Source: "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950," index, FamilySearch ( : Ana Schork, 19 Jan 1812; Christening, citing MERTZ CHURCH, ROCKLAND TWP, BERKS, PENNSYLVANIA; FHL microfilm 1036047.] Note that this is the same church for Ludwig’s daughter Ana Maria’s birth and Baptismal in 1761.
Mother Julianna Ort:  Ludwig Sherk is listed in the 1789 tax list for Ruscombmanor Twp., PA.  Since code S Ludwig Schorch has passed away by this date, this is possibly his son. [ Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.]
Mother Julianna Ort:  Peter Schork. Born Oct. 9, 1765 and Baptized Dec. 8, 1765.  Parents Ludwig Schork, sponsors:  Peter Schumache and wife. [Source: Pa. Births Lancaster County, 1723-1777, by John T. Humphreys, Wash. DC, 1997, p. 312. (Records Emanuel Lutheran Church, Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pa., also called Old Warwick Lutheran Church.  The same entry is found in:  Records of Pastoral Acts at Emanuel Lutheran Church near Brickerville, Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, Pa. 1743-1779, edited by Pastor Frederick S. Weiser, Pennsylvania German Society 1983, Vol. 1, p. 78] [Information provided by Tom Sherk]

Mother Catharina Schmitd: Elizabeth Shreck born March 29, 1758.  Elizabeth married Casper Strauss born Jan. 27, 1751 in Tulpehocken, Berks, PA.  Casper was the son of John Peter Strauss and Anna Margaret Reimer.  Elizabeth and Casper made their home in Bern, Berks Co., PA.  One of their sons was named Ludwig.  [Source:  Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County, Pennsylvania, embracing a concise history of the county and a genealogical and biographical record of representative families, Montgomery, Morton L., Vol. I, p. 386]


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