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Ancestors of Helen May Miller

Generation No. 8


      192. Johann George Bieber, born March 09, 1697/98 in Hirschland, Alsace, France; died June 1775 in Dryville, Rockland Township, Berks County, PA. He was the son of 384. Hans Dietrich Bieber and 385. Eva Catharine Lentz. He married 193. Anna Magdalena Schaeffer November 26, 1720 in Hirschland, Germany.

      193. Anna Magdalena Schaeffer, born 1702 in Germany.

More About Johann George Bieber:
Burial: Merta, Chester County, PA
Immigration: 1744, Arrived in Pennsylvania

More About Anna Magdalena Schaeffer:
Burial: Dryville, Rockland Township, Berks County, PA
     
Children of Johann Bieber and Anna Schaeffer are:
  96 i.   John Bieber, born January 27, 1721/22 in Hirschland, Alsace, France; died December 15, 1777 in Valley Forge, Chester County, PA; married Margaret Barbara Steinbrenner Abt. 1745 in Dryville, Rockland Township, Berks County, PA.
  ii.   Dietrick Bieber, born 1719.
  iii.   Hans Theobold Bieber, born October 22, 1729.
  iv.   Johann George Bieber
  v.   Johann Heinrich Bieber
  vi.   Martha Margaretha Bieber
  vii.   Anna Margaretha Bieber
  viii.   Bernhard Bieber
  ix.   Anna Magdalena Bieber
  x.   Johann Frederick Bieber
  xi.   Johann Jacob Bieber, born December 17, 1731.


      194. Johann Michael Steinbrenner, born 1700 in Chester County, PA. He married 195. Sybilla ?.

      195. Sybilla ?, born 1702.
     
Children of Johann Steinbrenner and Sybilla ? are:
  97 i.   Margaret Barbara Steinbrenner, born August 25, 1725 in Chester County, PA; died March 09, 1816 in Stafford, Chester County, PA; married John Bieber Abt. 1745 in Dryville, Rockland Township, Berks County, PA.
  ii.   Sybilla Steinbrenner, born October 06, 1725.
  iii.   M. Veronica "Fronita" Steinbrenner, born 1734.
  iv.   Christina Catharine Steinbrenner, born 1735.


      196. Johan Schaeffer, born Abt. 1704 in Germany.
     
Child of Johan Schaeffer is:
  98 i.   Georg Schaeffer, born 1730 in Reichelsheim, Hesse Darmstadt, Germany; died December 17, 1792 in Richmond Township, Berks County, PA; married Maria Katharine Ruhl September 17, 1751 in Christ Lutheran Church, Rockland Township, Berks County, PA.


      216. Johannes Siegfried, born 1695 in Heichelheim, Germany; died December 1746 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, PA. He was the son of 432. Hans Peter Siegfried and 433. Margeretha (Magdalena) Bohli. He married 217. Elisabeth Seves Abt. 1717.

      217. Elisabeth Seves, died September 1767.

Notes for Johannes Siegfried:
He came to America sometime after 1710 and before 1720. Birthplace per Rich Siegfried . He settled first around Oley in Philadelphia Co (now Berks Co), and then in the early 1720s moved to the Maxatawny area of Berks Co.

Leon Borst has a lot of info on this family. Ancestor of Bob Hewitt and Jane Green

Per Leon: Johannes Siegfried was the progenitor of the Siegfried Family in Maxatawny, Pennsylvania. He had 600+ acres of land in Maxatawny when he died in Dec 1747 and his will left 1/2 the land to son Joseph and 1/2 the land to son John. The will also provided for his widow, Elizabeth, and for his six daughters, the youngest of whom were Anna and Margaretha.

Per Leon: They were Mennonites and lived in Oley, Philadelphia Co. (now Berks Co.) before moving to Maxatawny, Philadelphia Co. (now Berks Co.).

From "Pennsylvania Archives" (Series 2, Vol 19): "9b'r 1724, John Sigfrid requests the grant of about 300 acres of land above Oley when it is to be granted", but he never received, via warrent/patent, the 300 acres he requested. [9b'r is an abbreviation for November, the ninth month in the Julian calendar, which was the official calendar in use in Colonial America until 1752.] On Mar 7 1732, he purchased 294 acres in Maxatawny (land he was probably living on when he made his request in 1724) from a land speculator, Casper Wister, who received a Patent for 2,000 acres on Apr 13 1730. [The heirs of William Penn "purchased" this land from the Indians on Sep 7 1732.] He later purchased more land adjacent to the 294 acres.

From Dori Coplien: "John Siegfried, brother of Joseph, and co-founder of the Siegfried family in Maxatawny township, died late in the spring of 1766. His widow, Elizabeth, made her last will and testament, June 17, 1766, and she died between that date and the filing of her will, Nov. 10, 1767. She designated her son, Joseph Siegfried, and her trusted and esteemed friend Sebastian Zimmerman as her executors. The children mentioned in the will were : Joseph; Margaret, m. to Jacob Moss, of Lynn township, Lehigh County; Catherine, m. to Frederick Raumich; Susanna, m. to Daniel Levan; Elizabeth, m. to John Rothermel; Magdalena, m. to Anthony Fisher; and Anna, m. to Jacob Fisher (Deisher, will has Teisher)." Note: Johannes Siegfried, Jr., was not named in the will because he had died the previous year.

However, Morton Montgomery's "History of Berks County" was wrong about Johannes and his sons Johannes and Joseph. Per Leon Borst: Montgomery for his 1809 publication, apparently didn't know that Johannes (the father of Joseph and John) was the founder of the Siegfrieds in Maxatawny (or in fact, that he even existed).

Per Leon Borst: "To date, no one knows where or when Johannes and his wife Eliaabeth were born (Switzerland and Germany are "probabilities" -- people speculate that they were born in the 1690's since that would put them in their 20's when their first known child, Catharina, was born in 1719). Nor do we know when and where they were married or Elisabeth's maiden name. Any dates or "facts" you see without qualification prior to the 1719 record of their daughter's birth are pure speculation. Also, Catharine wasn't born in Oley Township, Berks County, Pa. as many people write. She was born in Oley (an area quite a bit larger than present day Oley Township), Philadelphia County (present day Oley Township was officially formed in 1740 and this area of Philadelphia County became a part of Berks County when Berks was established in 1752). And Johannes Siegfried did not move to Maxatawny Township. He moved from Oley to an area the Indians called Mach-set-hanne (Bear's path creek) and I believe he moved there in 1724 -- eight years before the Penns "purchased" the land from the Indians in 1732. When Johannes died in Dec of 1747, he left half his 600+ acre farm in Maxatawny Township (became a Township in 1742)to son Joseph and half to son Johannes (John)."


     
Children of Johannes Siegfried and Elizabeth Seves are:
  i.   Susanna Siegfried, born 1728.
  ii.   Catharine Siegfried, born November 11, 1719.
  iii.   Johannes "John" Siegfried, born February 02, 1722/23.
  iv.   Mary Elizabeth Siegfried, born July 02, 1726.
  v.   Margaretha Siegfried, born Abt. 1725.
  vi.   Magdalena Siegfried, born Abt. 1727.
     
Children of Johannes Siegfried and Elisabeth Seves are:
  108 i.   Joseph Siegfried, born February 21, 1720/21 in Oley Township, Berks County, PA; died September 03, 1795 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, PA; married Anna Maria Romig July 03, 1745 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, PA.
  ii.   John Siegfried, born February 02, 1722/23.
  iii.   Catharina Siegfried, born November 11, 1719.
  iv.   Susannah Siegfried, born 1728.
  v.   Margaretha Siegfried
  vi.   Maria Elisabeth Siegfried, born July 02, 1726.
  vii.   Magdalena Siegfried, born 1727.
  121 viii.   Anna Siegfried, born 1724; died 1803 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, PA; married Jacob Deischer Bet. 1766 - 1768 in Pennsylvania.


      218. Johann Adam Romig He married 219. Agnes Marguerite Bernhardt.

      219. Agnes Marguerite Bernhardt
     
Children of Johann Romig and Agnes Bernhardt are:
  109 i.   Anna Maria Romig, born June 12, 1724 in Ittlingen, Der Pfalz, Germany; died December 10, 1806 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, PA; married Joseph Siegfried July 03, 1745 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, PA.
  ii.   Johann Frederick Romig, born April 24, 1713.


      220. Johann Nicholas Kutz, born Abt. 1690 in Switzerland or Bavaria; died June 1749 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, PA. He married 221. Anna Catharina.

      221. Anna Catharina, born Abt. 1698 in Switzerland; died April 1768 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, PA.

Notes for Johann Nicholas Kutz:
Johann arrived in America and the Allemaengel in 1719, per Passenger and Immmigration Lists Index. His wife isn't listed, but that isn't unusual. Johann bought a large farm (150 acres) in Maxatawny Township in November 1729. In 1734 he bought 222 acres more, and in 1737 another 250 acres. In 1741 he bought 48 acres, totaling 520 acres in Maxatawny Townhips; a valuable estate. The town of Kutztown was created on his estate by his son, George (who was born in 1730). The town was first laid out in 1779 and incorporated in 1815.


More About Johann Nicholas Kutz:
Will: June 03, 1749
     
Children of Johann Kutz and Anna Catharina are:
  110 i.   Johann Nicholas Kutz, Jr., born 1722 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, PA; died May 1790 in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, PA; married Eva Catharina Brobst Abt. 1759 in Berks County, PA.
  ii.   Johann Jacob Kutz
  iii.   Maria Catherine Kutz
  iv.   Samuel Kutz
  v.   Thomas Kutz
  vi.   Johann George Kutz, born 1730.
  Notes for Johann George Kutz:
Founder of Kutztown in 1779.

  vii.   Johann Adam Kutz, born 1734.


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