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1694 Jacob Wolf, son of Joh. Peter Wolff and wife Susanna of Ratzweiler, was baptized on May 31, at the Ulmet Reformed Church, Kusel, Germany. The son of the mayor of Rathsweiler was among the sponsors at his baptism. [1] [2] [3] [4]


1694 Baptism of Jacob Wolff at Ulmet Church, Kuzel, Germany

Transcription of sponsors: Johannes Jung zu Ratzweiler; Johanns Jacob Johann Peter ? schultheißen sohn zu Ratzweiler; Margaretha Michael Borg frau daselbst; Sÿbilla Daniel Schneiders frau zu Eshrandry [? Eschenau is nearby]


Ulmet Flurskapelle, Ulmet, Landkreis Kusel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. [5]

Flurskapelle (The Field Chapel) in Ulmet, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

The parish church of Ulmet is one of the oldest churches in the middle Glan valley region. For centuries it carried the name "Flurskapelle" which translates to Field Chapel. Parts of it have been rebuilt over the years. The oldest church carries the year 1091. Only the early Roman stile tower of that church survives today. This four story tower tapers upwards and has for span ceilings. The three lower levels show slotted holes, which can be labeled as a significant characteristic of the 11th century. Instead of the slotted holes, the top level has four double windows with round columns. An octagon shaped vaulted roof covers the 27 meter high tower. The Thirty Years War came to Flurskapelle. Rhine Count Otto Ludwig on May 25, 1632 defeated the Spaniards with a crushing victory. Three years after the battle imperial troops plundered and burned the village of Ulmet including the parsonage. The church escaped the plundering. The original tower was kept, but the rest of the church was reconstructed. On July 1, 1737 at noon the foundation stone for the new church, which still is standing today, was put in place. (Adapted from Betty Griffin. [6] Another photo. [7])

1694 Anna Barbara Orth was born and baptized on October 24 at Weiler Nahe [Kr. Kreuznach], Monzingen, Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Her father was Jacob Ort. [8] [9]


1694 Baptism of Anna Barbara Ort, daughter of Jacob Ort at Weiler Nahe, Germany [10]

Transcription: Anna Barbara NB. Den 24 Octo'. ist Jacob Ort ein tochtor allhier im Laÿish' haus, weil[and] wie weg der frantzosh Darein ge?leht war, gebohrn, Doch getauft, und Anne Barbara gennant wurd'. gevattern wurn? Anna Margarethe, Velten Schmollen frau; Maria Barbara, Philip Eslichs frau: hanß Adam Dieter: heinrich Schneider.


The Evangelical church in Weiler near Monzingen
was first mentioned in 1349.
The tower dates from the 13th century,
the choir and nave from the 15th century [11]

1716 Johan Jacob Wolff, son of Hans Peter Wolff inhabitant of Ronnenberg, and Anna Barbara Orth, daughter of Hans Jacob Orth, inhabitant at Weyler an der Noh [now at 6571 Weiler, Nahe], were married on May 12, at the Evangelisch-reformierte and Lutheran church in Baumholder, Birkenfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. [12]


1708 Map of the Palatinate (portion) showing
Weiler and Monzingen [north-east], Baumholder [south-west],
Ronenberg [east of Baumholder], and Rathsweiler [south-central] [13]

An historic map (1708, above) shows the town where Jacob Wolf (born in Rathsweiler) and Anna Barbara (born in Weiler bei Monzingen) were born and married (married at Baumholder). [14] Another historic map (c 1845, below) shows Baumholder, Ronnenberg and several nearby towns where their children were baptized and where several baptismal sponsors were from. Rathsweiler is shown in the lower-right corner of this map. [15] [16] [17] [18]


c 1845 Ronnenberg and several nearby towns

1717-1735 Ten of their children were baptized at the Evangelische Kirche in Baumholder (Kr. Sankt Wendel), Rhineland-Palatinate, Preußen. [19] [20] [21]

1717 Maria Magdalena Wolff, daughter of Johann Jacob Wolff and Anna Barbara Wolff, was baptized on February 9, 1717. Maria Magdalena Wolff was born on February 3, 1717. [22]

1718 Anna Maria Barbara Wolff, daughter of Hans Jacob Wolff and Anna Barbara Wolff, was baptized on November 4, 1718. Anna Maria Barbara Wolff was born on 29 Okt 1718 (29 Oct 1718). [23]

Anno 1718 d(ay) 4 m(onth) Novembris. Hans Jacob Wolff et uxorj Anne Barbara von Ronnenberg, ein ?tochfrelein (:So d(ay) 29 m(onth) octobr gebohren? word:) geban St. Laithey Warren, Caspar Mombauer, et Wilhelm Orth von Roneberg Gethy warren. Anna Catharina Wolffin aus dor Ulenethor Mufe, ? Maria Christina Schufin et Anna Barbara Lufin von Roneberg. ? ? word Anna Maria Barbara.

1720 Joh. Peter Wolff, son of Joh. Jacob Wolff and Anna Barbara, was baptized on November 1. [24]

1723 Johann Ludwig Wolff, son of Joh. Jacob Wolff and Anna Barbara, was baptized on March 5. [25]

? March Joh Jacob Wolff und Anna Barbara zu Ronnonberg - Johann Ludwig - Joh Nichlas ? ? Joh Nichol ? Joh Nichol ? ? Ronnenberg Joh Ludwig Martin ? Martin ? Maria Elisabetha Joh Philip Anna Magdalena ? tochtor zu Ronnenberg

1724 Anna Maria Wolff, daughter of Jacob Wolff and Anna Barbara Wolff, was baptized on June 15, 1724. Anna Maria Wolff was born on June 10, 1724. [26]

1726 Johannes Wolff, child of Johann Jacob Wolff and Anna Barbara Wolff, was baptized on May 18, 1726. [27]

1728 Johann Nickel Wolff, child of Jacob Wolff and Anna Barbara Wolff, was baptized on November 4, 1728. [28]

1730 Maria Barbara Wolff, daughter of Jacob Wolff, was baptized on December 27, 1730. [29]

1733 Maria Christina Wolff, child of Joh. Jacob Wolff and Anna Barbara Wolff, was baptized on January 16, 1733. Maria Christina Wolff was born on January 12, 1733. [30]

1735 Joh. Friedrich Wolff, son of Jacob Wolff and Anna Barbara Wolff, was baptized on August 21, 1735. Joh. Friedrich Wolff was born on August 16, 1735. [31]

16th Aug 1735 Jacob Wolff zu Ronnenberg und desen ehl. hausfr. Anna Barbara ein sohnlein zur welt gebohrn, d 21th ejuso zur ? tauft gebea?; tauft ? Sebastian Böber, ? Gies Balbierr zu Baumhold und Peter Estreutser, p.t. Schuldie?ner zu Ronnenberg, Anna Barbara Jacob Frantzmann zu Grünbach tochtor, Elisabetha Margaretha Caspar Heÿdrich zu Mambächel elh tochtor were sponsors.

1737 A record in Germany reports: Jacob Wolf of Ronnenberg left Germany with wife and children for America. [32] [33] Note that the cornerstone of the rebuilt church at Ulmet near Rathsweiler, where Jacob Wolf was baptized in 1694, was laid in this year. Perhaps Jacob was able to visit Ulmet and see the rebuilding before he and his family embarked for America.



1768 The city of Philadelphia, from the Jersey shore [34]

1737 Jacob Wolf arrived in Philadelphia on August 30 aboard the ship Samuel. Hugh Percy was the captain, sailing from Rotterdam. A list of male passengers, over age sixteen, included Jacob Wolf, age 43 and John Peter Wolf, age 17. [35] [36] [37] [38] They subscribed an oath to the government the same day [August 30] at the Philadelphia courthouse. [39]


1752 Philadelphia State House (built in 1732) and map [40]

1745 Hans, Jacob, and Peter Wolff were listed as members in Lischy's church records, York County, Pennsylvania. [41] An Entry in the record book of the First Reformed Church, York, lists the names of Jacob, Hanes, and Peter Wolf as subscribers to the fund to build a church; the record is dated March 17, 1745. [42]

1750 Jacob and Anna Barbara Wolf [Wolff] were sponsors for the baptism, in January, of John Jacob Wolff, son of Johannes and Charlotte Wolf, in records of the Reverend Jacob Lischy. [43]

1750 Jacob and Anna Barbara Wolf [Wolff] were sponsors for the baptism, in April, of John Jacob Wolff, son of Peter and Anna Elizabeth Wolf, in records of the Reverend Jacob Lischy. [44]

1751 John Jacob Wolf settled in Paradise Township, York County, where he received a warrant, on December 18, for 266 ½ acres of land. The land was surrounded by lands belonging to Conrad Ament, Jacob Ziegler, Christian Oister, Peter Enderson and George Rudolph. [45] [46] [47]

1754 Jacob Wolf, of Paradise Twp, exchanged a 100-acre tract of land; in Paradise Township, York County; for one of like acreage in the Pigeon Hills in Berwick Township on 22 February, 1754. The exchange was made with Peter Naftzger of BerwickTownship on condition that each pay the principal and interest which the other owned at the time of exchange. The land that Jacob Wolf got was adjacent to land of Abraham Housewart, George Peter, and had been originally granted to Andreas Balley [Andrew Bailey] in 1744. Jacob Wolf gave up land in Paradise Twp that was granted to him by warrant dated December 18, 1751 [Recorded December 17, 1762]. [48] [49]


1858 Map of Berwick Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania
Pigeon Hills are the white areas in Berwick Twp
Many descendants of Jacob Wolf and Anna Barbara Orth lived
in Berwick and Hamilton [to the north] Twps in 1858 [50]

1757 Jacob Wolf deeded the land where he lived, adjacent to Abraham Housewart and George Peter, in Pigeon Hills in Berwick Township, to Frederick Wolf (likely his son), on July 2, 1757, on condition; first, that Frederick agree to pay the unpaid principal, the interest on it and the quit rent due the Proprietors of the Province; second, that Jacob and his wife, Barbara, be permitted to live in the house on the farm and be assured of support until their decease. The deed showing this transfer was recorded December 13, 1762. [51]

Research Notes:

Monzinger is more than 50 kilometers north of Rathsweiler and Baumholder. How did the Wolff and Orth families know each other?

1733 Johann Abraham Wolff, son of Jacob Wolff died on February 23 at age 3 years, 3 months, 16 days at Baumholder. [52]

1737 Jacob Wolf immigrated to Philadelphia on August 30 aboard the ship Samuel [53]. A list of male passengers, over age sixteen, included Jacob Wolf, age 43 [54]; John Peter Wolf, age 17; Joh William Welch, age 25; and Jacob Welch, age 21. [55] Some researchers suspect that Welch could be a mis-spelling of Wolf. Welsch was also a family name associated with the Wolff family in York County. [56]

In the Record of Rev. Jacob Lischey, there is a reference to a Jacob Wolf who subscribed to an "Ordnung" for member belonging to a Reformed Church located in the Pigeon Hills. [57]

In the record of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Hanover, Pennsylvania, they were the godparents of a daughter, Anna Barbara, the child of Henry Ickes and his wife, residents of Berwick Township. [58]

When and where did Jacob Wolf and Anna Barbara Orth Wolff die? Both were named in a 1757 deed to their son Friedrich.

1762 The name of James Wolf [Jacob Wolf?] was included in a tax list of Berwick Township for the year 1762. [59]

Alternative parents? We seek evidence to clarify the identity of their parents.

Johann Peter Wolf (1671-1700/1707) and Maria Susanna Rauschkolb (1672-1710), married 5 May 1696, have also been named as possible parents of Johan Jacob Wolff.

Johann Peter Orth (1648-) and Anna Magdalena Bass (1659-) have also been named as the parents of Anna Barbara Orth.

1774 On 4 November, Jacob Wolf, stiller, of Maryland, sold land in York Town to John Kunkle. [60] On 30 November, 1775, Jacob Shank administered the intestate estate of Jacob Wolf, relationship if any, unknown, of York Town. The estate involved John Kunkle and land in York Town. [61]

1739 Jonas Wolf, spouse of Appolonia Dick, has been named as a son based on substantial circumstantial evidence. We seek further evidence about this reported relationship. [62]

Tax records of likely descendants:

1799 Peter Wolf was named on the tax list of single men in Berwick Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. His name was marked out with the notation "Dead". [63]

1799 Jacob Wolf was taxed for 2 houselots in Abbottstown, Berwick Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [64]

1799 John Wolf was taxed for 5 acres in Berwick Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [65]

1800 Adam Wolf, weaver, was taxed for 10 acres in Berwick Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [66]

1800 John Wolf, labor, was taxed for 6 acres in Berwick Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [67]

1800 Jacob Wolf was taxed for 1 house, 2 lots in Abbottstown, Berwick Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [68]

1800 John and Wolf were on a list, perhaps of single men, in Berwick Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [69]

1800 Andrew Wolf was taxed for 2 acres in Berwick Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [70]

1800 Widow Wolf was taxed for 100 acres in Berwick Twp, Adams County, Pennsylvania. [71]

1803 Fred Wolf (tailor), John Wolf, Susanna Wolf (widow), Adam Wolf, Jacob Wolf (cordwinder), Jacob Wolf (tinman), and George Wolf (sold to Hoffman) were taxed in Berwick township. [72]

See also, tax records of Dover Twp, Adams County for Frederick Wolf.


Footnotes:

[1] Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, reports May 31, [AncestryRecord].

[2] Annette Kunselman Burgert, Eighteenth Century Emigrants From German Speaking Lands to North America, Vol. 2: The Western Palatinate (1985), 338, incorrectly reports May 3.

[3] Germany, Pfalz, Zentralarchiv der Evang Kirche, Kusel, Ulmet, Taufen Trauungen Bestattungen Sonstiges 1639-1760, 79, [Archion Image].

[4] Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Ulmet (BA Kusel), Kirchenbuch, 1639-1950, FHL film 193194, [FHLCatalog].

[5] Betty Griffin, Palatines to America German Genealogy Society "Ancestral Churches", [URL].

[6] Betty Griffin, Palatines to America German Genealogy Society "Ancestral Churches", [URL].

[7] Wiki Commons photo of the tower, [URL].

[8] Rhineland, Prussia, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[9] Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Weiler Nahe (Kr. Kreuznach), Germany, FHL film 493219, [FHLCatalog].

[10] Rhineland, Prussia, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[11] Website for the town of Weiler on the Nahe River, near Monzingem, Germany, [URL].

[12] Germany Marriages, 1558-1929, [FamilySearch Record].

[13] Alexis Hubert Jaillot, Nicolas Sanson, La Palatinat et Electorat du Rhein (Amsterdam,Paris:1708, Pierre Mortier), [David Rumsey Maps].

[14] Alexis Hubert Jaillot, Nicolas Sanson, La Palatinat et Electorat du Rhein (Amsterdam,Paris:1708, Pierre Mortier), [David Rumsey Maps].

[15] Meyers Gazeteer, Karte des Deutschen Reiches. Berlin: Kartographische Abteilung der Königlichen Preußischen Landesaufnahme, 1845-1916., Baumholder, Sankt Wendel, Trier, Rheinland, Preussen, [Meyers Gazeteer].

[16] church locations superimposed on a satelite map, [URL].

[17] genealogy website for Baumholder area, [URL].

[18] David Rumsey Historical Map Collection, [Rumsey Map].

[19] Annette Kunselman Burgert, Eighteenth Century Emigrants From German Speaking Lands to North America, Vol. 2: The Western Palatinate (1985), 338, citing Weiler Evangelisch-Lutherische Pfarrei: Kirchenarvhiv Koblenz: 44:1,188; 44:1,249; 44:1,39; 44:1,82; 44:1, 180.

[20] Family History Library microfilm, 0493257, Evangelische Kirche Baumholder (Kr. Sankt Wendel), [FHLFilmCatalog].

[21] Annette Kunselman Burgert, Eighteenth Century Emigrants From German Speaking Lands to North America, Vol. 2: The Western Palatinate (1985), 338.

[22] Rhineland, Prussia, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[23] Rhineland, Prussia, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[24] Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, [AncestryRecord].

[25] Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898, [AncestryRecord].

[26] Rhineland, Prussia, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[27] Rhineland, Prussia, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[28] Rhineland, Prussia, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[29] Rhineland, Prussia, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[30] Rhineland, Prussia, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[31] Rhineland, Prussia, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1533-1950, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[32] Donald Herbert Yoder, ed., "Zweibrucken Immigrant List," Pennsylvania German Folklore Society 1 (1936), 101-124, at 109, citing document "Zweibruecken III,2035" at Bavarian State Archives, Speyer, Germany, [Listing of Oberamt Lichtenberg].

[33] Annette Kunselman Burgert, Eighteenth Century Emigrants From German Speaking Lands to North America, Vol. 2: The Western Palatinate (1985), 338.

[34] Thomas Jefferys, George Heap, An east prospect of the city of Philadelphia; taken by George Heap from the Jersey shore (London: 1768), [LibraryOfCongress], [LibraryOfCongress Catalog].

[35] Ralph B. Strassburger, William J. Hinke, ed., Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Vol. 1 (1934, Pennsylvania German Society), 170-171, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[36] John B. Linn and William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 17. (Oath of Allegiance 1727-1775) (1890), 131, lower left, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[37] John B. Linn and William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 17. (Oath of Allegiance 1727-1775) (1890), 134, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[38] I. Daniel Rupp, A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776, 2nd ed. (1875), 106, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[39] Ralph B. Strassburger, William J. Hinke, ed., Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Vol. 1 (1934, Pennsylvania German Society), 173, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[40] Nicholas Scull, George Heap, A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent with a Perspective of the State House (Philadelphia: 1752), [LibraryOfCongress], [LibraryOfCongress Catalog].

[41] Annette Kunselman Burgert, Eighteenth Century Emigrants From German Speaking Lands to North America, Vol. 2: The Western Palatinate (1985), 338.

[42] Willis Wolf Eisenhart, Ancestry of the John Franklin Eisenhart Family (1951), 72, [GoogleBooks].

[43] York County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1744-69: Jacob Lischy's Private Pastoral Record abstracts of Henry James Young, The private record of Jacob Lischy, V.D.M., 1743-1769, [AncestryRecords], [FHLCatalog].

[44] York County, Pennsylvania Church Records, 1744-69: Jacob Lischy's Private Pastoral Record abstracts of Henry James Young, The private record of Jacob Lischy, V.D.M., 1743-1769, [AncestryRecords], [FHLCatalog].

[45] Pennsylvania Land Warrant, York County, W20, [PALandWarrantLinks].

[46] Pennsylvania Archives Land Office Survey, C234-293, December 29, 1751 returned 1763 for Jacob Wolf, [PASurveyBookLinks].

[47] Pennsylvania Land Patent, AA5-198 to John Shirrick on 29 June 1763, [PAPatentBookLinks].

[48] York County, Pennsylvania, Deed A-631, sale by Peter Naftzger to Jacob Wolf, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[49] York County, Pennsylvania, Deed A-634, sale by Jacob Wolf to Peter Naftzger, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[50] G. M. Hopkins, Map of Adams Co., Pennsylvania from actual surveys (Philadelphia, M. S. & E. Converse, Publishers, 1858), [LibraryOfCongress Map].

[51] York County, Pennsylvania, Deed A-632, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[52] Evangelisch-Reformierte Kirche Baumholder (Kr. Sankt Wendel), Kirchenbuch, 1679-1798, FHL film 493258, [FHLCatalog].

[53] John B. Linn and William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 17. (Oath of Allegiance 1727-1775) (1890), 131, lower left, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[54] John B. Linn and William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Second Series, Volume 17. (Oath of Allegiance 1727-1775) (1890), 134, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[55] I. Daniel Rupp, A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776, 2nd ed. (1875), 106, [GoogleBooks], [HathiTrust].

[56] York County, Pennsylvania, 1764-1894: Wolf's (St. Paul's) Reformed and Lutheran Church, (West Manchester Township), [AncestryRecord].

[57] Willis Wolf Eisenhart, Ancestry of the John Franklin Eisenhart Family (1951), 72, [GoogleBooks].

[58] Willis Wolf Eisenhart, Ancestry of the John Franklin Eisenhart Family (1951), 72, [GoogleBooks].

[59] Willis Wolf Eisenhart, Ancestry of the John Franklin Eisenhart Family (1951), 72, [GoogleBooks].

[60] York County, Pennsylvania, Deed F-493, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[61] York County, Pennsylvania, Deed F-490, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[62] Willis Wolf Eisenhart, Ancestry of the John Franklin Eisenhart Family (1951), 72, [GoogleBooks].

[63] Adams County, Pennsylvania Tax List, [FamilySearch Image].

[64] Adams County, Pennsylvania Tax List, [FamilySearch Image].

[65] Adams County, Pennsylvania Tax List, [FamilySearch Image].

[66] Adams County, Pennsylvania Tax List, [FamilySearch Image].

[67] Adams County, Pennsylvania Tax List, [FamilySearch Image].

[68] Adams County, Pennsylvania Tax List, [FamilySearch Image].

[69] Adams County, Pennsylvania Tax List, [FamilySearch Image].

[70] Adams County, Pennsylvania Tax List, [FamilySearch Image].

[71] Adams County, Pennsylvania Tax List, [FamilySearch Image].

[72] Adams County, Pennsylvania Tax List, [FamilySearch Image].