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The Schmidtpeter (Smithpeter) Family of Germany & America




Generation No. 1


      1. Michael1 Schmidtpeter was born 1603 in <Burk, Mittlefranken, Bavaria>, and died April 29, 1675 in Ettenstadt, Mttlf, Bav.. He married (1) Anna Maria Nusslein November 6, 1638 in Ettenstatt, Mttlf, Bav., daughter of Leonard Nuesslein and Clara Hoffmann. She was born February 27, 1618/19 in Burk, Mittlefranken, Bavaria, and died March 6, 1648/49 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria. He married (2) Catharina Dollman October 26, 1669 in Ettenstatt, Mttlf, Bav., daughter of Hans Dollman. She was born December 4, 1621 in Fiegenstall, Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria, and died December 18, 1681 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
     
Children of Michael Schmidtpeter and Anna Nusslein are:
  2 i.   Barbara2 Schmidtpeter, born February 6, 1639/40 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  3 ii.   Anna Maria Schmidtpeter, born February 4, 1642/43 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  4 iii.   Hans Georg Schmidtpeter, born March 19, 1644/45 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
+ 5 iv.   Michael Schmidtpeter, born October 7, 1646 in Ettenstatt, Mittelfrankenf, Bavaria; died December 11, 1731 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
Generation No. 2



      5. Michael2 Schmidtpeter (Michael1) was born October 7, 1646 in Ettenstatt, Mittelfrankenf, Bavaria, and died December 11, 1731 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria. He married Catharina Pilling October 11, 1675 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria, daughter of Hans Pilling and Catharina Dollman. She was born October 24, 1652 in Hundsdorf, Mittlefranken, Bavaria, and died June 8, 1736 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
     
Children of Michael Schmidtpeter and Catharina Pilling are:
  6 i.   Margaretha3 Schmidtpeter, born October 7, 1676 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  7 ii.   Hans Michael Schmidtpeter, born October 16, 1677 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria; died January 21, 1704/05 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bav..
  8 iii.   Johannes Schmidtpeter, born December 7, 1678 in Ettenstatt, Mttlf, Bav.; died January 15, 1756 in Ettenstatt, Mttlf, Bav..
  9 iv.   Catharina Schmidtpeter, born October 31, 1680 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria; died January 14, 1754 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  10 v.   Anna Maria Schmidtpeter, born July 15, 1682 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  11 vi.   Ursula Schmidtpeter, born September 22, 1685 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria; died September 24, 1685 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  12 vii.   Barbara Schmidtpeter, born May 10, 1687 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria; died June 2, 1687 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  13 viii.   Andreas Schmidtpeter, born November 28, 1688 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria; died March 25, 1689 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
+ 14 ix.   Georg Schmidtpeter, born March 30, 1694 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria; died December 14, 1773 in Wollmerzhofen, Mttlf, Bav.
Generation No. 3



      14. Georg3 Schmidtpeter (Michael2, Michael1) was born March 30, 1694 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria, and died December 14, 1773 in Wollmerzhofen, Mttlf, Bav. He married Margaretha Heberlin January 8, 1720/21 in Geyern, Mittlefranken, Baden, Germany, daughter of Matthias Heberlin and Elisabetha Beckstein. She was born April 21, 1696 in Burk, Mittlefranken, Bavaria, and died September 11, 1760 in Wollmerzhofen, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
     
Children of Georg Schmidtpeter and Margaretha Heberlin are:
  15 i.   Johann Michael4 Schmidtpeter, born November 26, 1721 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria; died January 4, 1721/22 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  16 ii.   Elisabetha Schmidtpeter, born April 21, 1726 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  17 iii.   Anna Catharina Schmidtpeter, born November 29, 1727 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria; died December 17, 1789.
+ 18 iv.   Johann Georg Schmidtpeter, born October 28, 1730 in Wollmertzhofen, Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria; died February 23, 1761 in Younginer's Ferry, Saxe Gotha (Lexington County) , SC.
  19 v.   Anna Margaretha Schmidtpeter, born July 29, 1733 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  20 vi.   Johannes Schmidtpeter, born May 8, 1737 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  21 vii.   Anna Maria Schmidtpeter, born October 18, 1740 in Ettenstatt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria; died March 1766 in Rupmansburg, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
  22 viii.   Georg Michael Schmidtpeter, born Abt. 1742 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria.
Generation No. 4



      18. Johann Georg4 Schmidtpeter (Georg3, Michael2, Michael1) was born October 28, 1730 in Wollmertzhofen, Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria, and died February 23, 1761 in Younginer's Ferry, Saxe Gotha (Lexington County) , SC. He married (1) Catron (Catherine) Bef. 1752 in (Bavaria). She was born Abt. 1734 in Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria, and died Aft. 1761 in America. He married (2) Catron (Catharine) Abt. 1752. She was born in <Ettenstadt, Mittlefranken, Bavaria>, and died Aft. 1790.

More About Johann Georg Schmidtpeter:
Cause of Death: Murdered.
Fact A: 1752, Arrived in Charleston, South Carolina. Settled in Saxe-Gotha Township, Lexington County, South Carolina.
Fact B: 1761, At age thirty-one he was murdered by Jacob Weber (who had proclaimed himself to be God.)
Fact C: April 25, 1761, Jacob Weber was executed for his murder in Charleston, SC.
Fact D: March 17, 1761, Jacob Wieber, John Gieger, Jacob Bourghart, & Hanna Wieber were convicted of murder of John George Smithpeter at March sessions, Charleston, SC.
Fact E: March 31, 1761, Jacob Wieber was executed at Charleston, SC for the murder of John George Smithpeter & a black preacher named Dauber.
Fact F: May 1761, John Gieger, Jacob Bourghart, & Hannah Wieber who wer convicted of murder at March sessions were admitted to bail to appear upon recognizance from sessions to sessions "his majesty's pleasure touching the sentence passed upon them."
Probate: 1761, Inventory of his estate in South Carolina; names Caterin Smithpeter, his wife, administratix.
Property: 1778, His son and heir, John Michael Smithpeter Sr, sold his land in South Carolina to John Clackly of Orangeburg County, SC.
Religion: Lutheran Protestant -- Weberite Sect (aka the Gifted Brethren).

More About Catron (Catherine):
Fact A: February 23, 1761, When her husband was murdered by the Weberites in South Carolina, Catron was left a widow at age twenty-seven years with an eight year old son to raise on her own.
Probate: November 7, 1761, Catherine Smith Peter was named Administratix of the estate of John George Smith Peter.
     
Child of Johann Schmidtpeter and Catron is:
+ 23 i.   John Michael5 Smithpeter, Patriot, born 1753 in Dutch Fork, Colony of South Carolina; died April 5, 1836 in Johnson County, Tennessee (formerly Carter Co.).
Generation No. 5



      23. John Michael5 Smithpeter, Patriot (Johann Georg4 Schmidtpeter, Georg3, Michael2, Michael1) was born 1753 in Dutch Fork, Colony of South Carolina, and died April 5, 1836 in Johnson County, Tennessee (formerly Carter Co.). He met (1) Mary Katharine Kyle 1778 in Washington Co., NC/TN, daughter of Robert Kyle and Betty Campbell. She was born 1755 in (Tyrone County, Ireland), and died Aft. 1823 in Johnson County, Tennessee. He married (2) Christena Miller Strevelstrut March 21, 1815 in Carter County, TN. She was born 1766 in Carter County, TN, and died Abt. April 18, 1855 in Johnson County, TN.

More About John Michael Smithpeter, Patriot:
Burial: 1836, Matherly Cemetery, Hwg 67, 2nd turnoff, Johnson Co., TN
Fact A: February 23, 1761, At age eight, his father, Johann Georg Schmidpeter, was murdered near Younginer's Ferry at Dutch Fork by Jacob Weber in South Carolina.
Fact B: March 28, 1851, His widow, Christena, applied for his pension in Wash. Co, TN; age79.
Military: Bet. 1776 - 1778, American Revolution: North Carolina Line #W3730; BLW 26006-160-53
Property: 1778, As son and heir of John George Smithpeter, he sold his father's 200 acres on the Saluda River in South Carolina to John Clackly. Listed as a Yeoman of Virginia.
Residence: 1790, Washington Co., TN Tax list, 375 acres, 1 white poll

More About Mary Katharine Kyle:
Fact A: Bet. 1782 - 1783, Appears as Mary Johnson & Mary Johnstone of the Washington Co., NC court records.
Fact B: April 25, 1799, Carter Co., TN: Nathaniel Taylor, Sheriff, to MARY JOHNSON, 50 acres of a 200 acres survey, south of Watauga River; Godfrey Carriger Sr, buyer at vendue, requests sale. Witnessed by Charles Whitson, Modicae Boon & Godfrey Carriger. Jr. Proved Feb Court.
Fact C: August 11, 1802, MARY JOHNSTON deeded to Samuel Musgrave for $100, 50 acres, north side of Watauga River; Witnessed by Christian Carriger & Henry Carriger, Proved Feb Court 1803, Carter Co., TN.
Fact D: August 16, 1816, Deed. Samuel & Elender Musgrove of Greene Co., & MARY JOHNSON, Molly & Elizabeth Bowman of Carter Co. to John Grindstaff for $1000, 320 a on Stoney Creek, granted by TN to Arthur Johnson. Proved Aug 1816.
Fact E: October 13, 1816, John & Elizabeth Bowman (Green Co.TN), MARY JOHNSTON, Nicholas & Mary Grindstaff, David & Easter Brooks to Hardy Pierce for $84, 37 1/2 & 33 3/4 ac on Stoney Creek granted to Arthur Johnston; Carter Co., TN.
Fact F: October 14, 1816, John & Eliz. Bowman (Green Co, TN), David & EAster Brooks & MARY JOHNSTON (of Carter Co., TN) to Nicoles & Mary Grindstaff, for $160, acres on Stoney Creek, being part of tract granted to Arthur Johnsoton. Proved Feb 1818.
Fact G: February 11, 1819, Deed for Wm. B. Carter, Geo. & Sally Duffield, to James P. Taylor "crossing MARY JOHNSTON'S spring branch & Stoney Creek".
Fact H: Descendant of William Kyle of County Tyrone, Ireland.
Fact I: Mary Kyle & Arthur Johnson/Johnstone may have had several daughters who inerhited land from him in Carter & Greene Co., TN.
Fact J: Her grandson, Andrew J. Fletcher, served as secretary of state of Tennessee during Brownlow's administration in the Civil War.

More About Christena Miller Strevelstrut:
Fact A: April 18, 1855, Made her Last Will & Testament, Johnson Co, TN
Fact C: March 26, 1855, At age 89 she applied for soldier's BLW at Johnson Co, TN, age 89 yrs.
Fact D: BLW Pension #26006-160-55
     
Children of John Smithpeter and Mary Kyle are:
+ 24 i.   George6 Smithpeter, born 1786 in North Carolina; died Aft. 1811 in of Carter Co.,TN.
+ 25 ii.   Cateren Smithpeter, born 1788 in (Washington County), Tennessee; died 1858 in Johnson County, TN.
+ 26 iii.   Mary Smithpeter, born March 8, 1790 in Washington Co., TN/NC; died June 18, 1877 in Winner, Carter Co., TN.
+ 27 iv.   William Smithpeter, born Bef. 1792 in Johnson Co. , TN; died Aft. 1856 in Tennessee.
+ 28 v.   John Michael Smithpeter, Jr., born 1792 in Washington County, NC/TN; died November 1856 in Johnson County, TN.
     
Children of John Smithpeter and Christena Strevelstrut are:
+ 29 i.   Michael6 Smithpeter, born 1815 in Carter County, TN; died Aft. 1880 in Washington Co, TN.
+ 30 ii.   John Smithpeter, born March 27, 1816 in Carter Co., TN; died January 30, 1892 in Cherokee, Kansas.
+ 31 iii.   Jacob Smithpeter, born 1817 in Carter County, Tennessee; died Bef. 1850 in Johnson County, TN.
Generation No. 6



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