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Ancestors of Jane Clark Mullen

Generation No. 9

      400. Edward Sweeting He married 401. Mary.

      401. Mary
Child of Edward Sweeting and Mary is:
  200 i.   Robert Sweeting, born Abt. 1710 in Baltimore Co, MD; married Sarah "Sary" Lane 05 Dec 1731 in Baltimore Co, MD at St Paul's Parish.

      402. Dutton Lane, born 1670 in Anne Arundel Co, MD433; died Abt. Oct 1726 in Anne Arundel Co, MD. He was the son of 804. Maj Samuel S Lane and 805. Margaret Mauldin. He married 403. Pretitia Tydings Abt. 1695.

      403. Pretitia Tydings, born Abt. 1680; died 02 Feb 1733/34 in Baltimore Co, MD434. She was the daughter of 806. Richard Tydings and 807. Charity.

More About Dutton Lane:
Occupation: 1700, Deputy surveyor
Will: 31 May 1716
Children of Dutton Lane and Pretitia Tydings are:
  201 i.   Sarah "Sary" Lane, born Abt. 1712 in Baltimore Co, MD; married Robert Sweeting 05 Dec 1731 in Baltimore Co, MD at St Paul's Parish.
  ii.   Dutton Lane435, born Abt. 1701 in Baltimore Co, MD; died 1783 in Baltimore Co, MD; married Dinah Boring Bef. 1742.
  iii.   Samuel Lane, born Abt. 1700; married Jane Corbin.
  iv.   Richard Lane, born Abt. 1702; married Sarah Fuller.
  v.   Margaret Lane, born Abt. 1705; married William Merryman.
  vi.   John Lane, born Abt. 1717; married Avarilla Bosley 1754.
  vii.   Charity Lane, born Abt. 1720.

      416. Theobald Bieber436, born Abt. 1690 in Alsace, Germany (now France)436. He was the son of 832. Hans Dietrich Bieber. He married 417. Sara Ludmann Jan 1716/17.

      417. Sara Ludmann436, born Abt. 1694 in Alsace, Germany (now France)436. She was the daughter of 834. Lorenz Ludmann.

Notes for Theobald Bieber:
**The following script is taken from the Bieber History & Genealogy site developed, maintained, and copyrighted by John W Bieber <> -

To the New World
An Alsatian notarial record of 1760 June 12 states that "Theobald, resident of Hirschland, wished to emigrate to the New World 18 years ago, but according to reliable reports, he suffered an accident on the way there." (GHE-84, my translation). The same record mentions that Theobald had five children, of whom three are named: Lorenz, Hans Georg, and Anna Magdalena.

Referring to the Philadelphia ship lists, it appears that Lorenz came to America first, arriving aboard the Robert and Alice on 1739 Sep 3. Hans Georg arrived aboard the Lydia two years later, 1741 Sep 29. There is documentary proof that Sara Ludmann was in America by 1742/3 Jan 12 (see below), or about 15 months after Hans Georg arrived on the Lydia if I understand the Old Style/New Style dates correctly. It therefore seems logical that the rest of Theobald and Sara's family arrived on the Lydia in 1741, but there is no way to prove this. Except for Theobald and Hans Georg, the family members were all women and children, who typically were omitted from the ship lists.

But why is Theobald not listed? Could it be that the "accident" mentioned above occurred aboard the ship, and Theobald did not survive the long voyage to America? For more discussion about Theobald's fate, see "The Mystery of Theobald's Death" below.

Theobald Bieber's Estate File in Philadelphia
Sara Bibber filed Letters of Administration for the estate of Theobald Bibber on 1742/3 Jan 12. When I requested the corresponding estate file at the Philadelphia archives, the clerk was unable to locate one. (Note that Berks County was not formed till 1752. Before that time it was part of Philadelphia County.)

In an e-mail exchange with Bieber researcher Joe Helwig, I mentioned the Sara Bibber Letters of Administration, and that it might be worth another try at getting the estate file. Not long afterward, Joe had business in Philadelphia and stopped by at the Archives. He asked for the Theobald Bibber estate file, and this time the file turned up, containing two of the earliest documents pertaining to the Bieber family in America!

Owing to their significance, I have placed scans of these two documents -- an Administration Bond and Estate Inventory -- on this Website. Key information from them is abstracted and discussed below.

Administration Bond
The Administration Bond, dated 1742/3 Jan 12, begins with these words: "Know all men by these Presents that Sara bibber widow Bernhard Klein and Lepold Grebber near allemangle in the County of Philadelphia and in the province of pennsilvania House Keepers are held and firmly Bound onto Peter Evans Register General for the Probate of Wills and granting Letters of administration ...." The Bond later obligates Sara Bibber to produce "a true perfect Inventory of all & singular the Goods Chattels rights & Credits" of her late husband Dewald Bibber.

The above provides further proof that Theobald Bieber [Dewald Bibber] died soon after his arrival in America. It also shows that the Theobald Bieber family lived near the Allemangel region of early Pennsylvania. Allemangel encompasses present Albany and Greenwich Townships in Berks Co, together with nearby areas of Berks and Lehigh County. (The exact boundaries are fluid.) Also of interest is that Bernhard Klein co-signed the Bond. As described further below, Bernhard Klein is Sara Bieber's brother-in-law; he married Sara's sister Anna Elisabetha. The relationship of Lepold Grebber [Leopold Gruber?] is currently unknown; this relationship is worth further investigation.

The Bond was signed and witnessed by Jacob Müller, Daniel Huver [Huber?], Sara Bibber, Bernhard Klein, and Lepold Greber. Müller and Klein signed their own names, the rest signed with their mark.

Children of Theobald Bieber and Sara Ludmann are:
  208 i.   Lorenz Bieber, born Oct 1717 in Hirschland, Alsace, Germany (now France); married Maria Catherina Adam Bef. 1745.
  ii.   Johann Georg Bieber436, born Dec 1719.
  More About Johann Georg Bieber:
Baptism: 12 Dec 1719
Probated Will: 14 May 1753

  iii.   Johann Theobald Bieber436, born May 1722; died 18 Mar 1723/24.
  iv.   Theobald Bieber436, born Sep 1727; died 31 Dec 1730.
  v.   Hans Michael Bieber436, born Jan 1729/30; died 21 Jan 1730/31.
  vi.   Johann Jacob Bieber436, born 24 Dec 1731.
  More About Johann Jacob Bieber:
Baptism: 27 Dec 1731

  vii.   Anna Magdalena Bieber436, born Sep 1734; married George Henrich Müller 28 Apr 1757.
  More About Anna Magdalena Bieber:
Baptism: 26 Sep 1734

  viii.   Anna Eva Bieber436, born Mar 1736/37; died 08 Jan 1738/39.
  More About Anna Eva Bieber:
Baptism: 24 Mar 1736/37

  ix.   Ottilia Bieber436, born Aft. 1737.

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