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Ancestors of Michael Craig Hall

Generation No. 10

      640. Johann Ulrich Katterman132, born November 1702 in Michelfeld, Heidelberg, Germany132; died November 09, 1745 in Michelfeld, Heidelberg, Germany132,133. He was the son of 1280. Weyrich Kattermann and 1281. Elisabeth. He married 641. Agnes Katharina Kuhlewein WFT Est. 1706-1749134,135.

      641. Agnes Katharina Kuhlewein136,137, born Bet. 1689 - 1712138; died Bet. 1734 - 1800138,139.

Notes for Johann Ulrich Katterman:

Michelfeld has a population of about 1800 and the neighboring village is Eichtersheim, population about 1500. The two united in 1972 in the interest of territorial reform into the new municipality of Angelbachtal. Angelbachtal means Fishing Brook Village, because the fishing stream runs through both places. It is located about 12 miles south east of one of the oldest cities in Germany, beautiful Heidelberg.

Bits from Eighteenth Century Emigrants, by Annette Kunselman Burgert, (for The PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN SOCIETY) from which we learned where our people came from in Germany. Michelfeld is traceable to a document from the year 850. At the time of heavy emigration in the 18th century the Gemminger-Hornbach family owned it. Farmers in the Kraichgau lived in the village and farmed fields around it. Barns were attached to the houses or adjoined them around a Hof or courtyard. Their shape and style greatly influenced the oldest barns by Pennsylvania Germans.

A number of Kattermann families who are related to, still live in the same area. Visits and correspondence have taken place between them and some of us in the United States.

It appears the spelling of Kattermann or Kettermann is excepted as one and the same in the Michelfeld area. According to Heinze-Casorbi's THE GERMAN FAMILY NAMES (1933), the name K(G)attermann comes from "dwells by the trellis" or railing, fence, grating, or lattice. No family crest was found.

The wide-spread Kattermann name in Michelfeld originated from a German root word. This family name certainly comes to us from low German. The word "Kote", "Katte" or "Kot" is still used today. In North Germany and in Lower Germany they designate a hut, or a small house as a Kot. Even in England they are familiar with a similar word. There it is called a cottage (cottitsch).

In Westfalen they call a small "Hutte" the "Kate" and the people who live in one a "Katner".

The Forefathers of the present-day Kattermanns were probably originally peasants who neither possessed acreage nor a fenced-in yard. Their sole possessions was a small garden and house. In the course of time they acquired possessions and the influence of wealth and even magnificent estates. There was such an estate earlier between Eichtersheim and Eschelbach, the so-called "Katterhof". It received later the name of "Filiale" and belonged to the estate which was administered by the sugarworks Washausel.

The Katmanner were therefore people who worked themselves up from servants and underlings to distinguished citizens and have not dishonored their birthright.

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More About Johann Katterman and Agnes Kuhlewein:
Marriage: WFT Est. 1706-1749140,141
Child of Johann Katterman and Agnes Kuhlewein is:
  320 i.   David Corderman, born July 12, 1731 in Michelfeld, Germany; died November 1806 in PA (Union Co.); married Catharina Barbara WFT Est. 1746-1779.

      946. Joshua Fearn142, born WFT Est. 1672-1701142; died WFT Est. 1724-1764142. He married 947. Mary WFT Est. 1698-1741142.

      947. Mary142, born WFT Est. 1681-1704142; died WFT Est. 1725-1776142.

More About Joshua Fearn and Mary:
Marriage: WFT Est. 1698-1741142
Child of Joshua Fearn and Mary is:
  473 i.   Rebecca Fearn, born January 13, 1722/23 in New Jersey; died WFT Est. 1762-1818; married John Githens November 03, 1741 in Gloucester Co., NJ.

      1000. Hans Johan Michael Schauer143, born April 17, 1699 in Massenbach, Wurttenburg, Germany143; died August 16, 1772 in Heidelberg,Berks County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.143. He was the son of 2000. Michael Schauer and 2001. Anna Magdalena Schawerin. He married 1001. Elizabeth Catharina Lauck 1717 in Schoharie, Albany, New York, U.S.A or Tulpenocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania143.

      1001. Elizabeth Catharina Lauck144, born WFT Est. 1678-1705144; died 1784 in Berks, Pa144. She was the daughter of 2002. Valentine Lauck and 2003. Anna Catharine Ruhl.

Notes for Hans Johan Michael Schauer:

According to Massenbach church records, at the birth of his son Hans Michael b. 1699, lists: Michael, a Catholic from Bavaria and Magdalena a Lutheran as the parents. Since Magdalena was a Lutheran it is assumed that she was born in Massenbach or at least Wurttemburg. Wurttemburg religion was Lutheran, Bavarian was Catholic.

According to Scott Fry(GenForum) maybe Catharine Schauer born about 1723 in Berks County, PA. Married in August 1743 to Johan Heinrich Frey. He believes her parents are Hans Michael Schauer and Elizabeth Catharine Lauck.

According to Jo Showers Sanford (GenForum) Catharine was married 30 August 1743 to Heinrich Frey in Heidelberg. (Records of John Casper Stoever) She is listed in the will of Michael Schauer as the third daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Catharine Lauck had 12 children.

According to Jennifer Schauer Bauer (GenForum) Johann Michael Schauer's will is recorded at the Berk's County PA courthouse. The will was probated in 1772. Catherine Schauer Frey lived in Cumru Township in Berk's County.

Some of these messages have her birthdate 1720.

According to Debra Kane (RootsWeb Michael Schauer was a Palatine debtor in 1718, 19, 21, 22, 26 (Livingston Debt Lists). His obituary in the Tulpehocken Church book states he was born 1699 in Massebach. The will of Michael Schauer of Heidelberg was dated November 27, 1771 and probated August 26, 1772 (Berks County Will Book 2, pg.117)[v105t3024.ftw]

Michael Shourer was a Palatine debtor in 1718,19,21,22,26 (Livingston Debt Lists) His obituary in the Tulpehocken Churchbook states he was born 1699 in Massebach.

The will of Michael Schouer of Heidelberg was dated Nov 27, 1771 and probated Aug 26, 1772 (Berks County Will Bk 2, p.117)

Facts about this person:

Baptism      May 30, 1699
Lutheran Church, Massenbach, Wuertemberg, Germany

More About Hans Johan Michael Schauer:
Baptism: May 30, 1699, Massenbach, Wurttenburg,Germany145
Burial: St. Daniel's Cemetery, Robesonia, Berk's County, Pennsyvania, U.S.A.145
Confirmation: 1713, On Easter sunday, Newton, New York (West camp Lutheran Churchbook)145
Fact 1: See Note Page146
Naturalization: September 08, 1715, Kingston, New York, U.S.A.147

More About Hans Schauer and Elizabeth Lauck:
Marriage: 1717, Schoharie, Albany, New York, U.S.A or Tulpenocken Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania147
Children of Hans Schauer and Elizabeth Lauck are:
  500 i.   John Adam Schauer, born Bet. 1697 - 1726; died WFT Est. 1749-1789; married Anna Elizabeth Koch WFT Est. 1723-1766.
  ii.   Schauer

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