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View Tree for *John George Focht*John George Focht (b. 1755, d. Bet. 1831 - 1834)

*John George Focht was born 1755 in Neastadt, Franconia, Germany, and died Bet. 1831 - 1834 in Union Twp, Schuylkil Co, Pa. He married *Barbara Beaver.

 Includes NotesNotes for *John George Focht:
Name may derive from or connect to Vogt: John George (Georg Henrich) Foucht (Vogt)

Note: Two possibilities: He came to states on January 10, 1773 from port of Rotterdam, indentured to Wm, Rey and his assigns. He was a servant for 4 years. Amt. 20.16.6.
He came on May 10, 1767 on the ship, Sally, John Oaman, Master, from Rotterdam, from Cowes, 116 passengers.
According to St. Paul or "White" Church at Ringtown, by Dr. Glenn P. Schwalm -- in the records of baptism, the name was being spelled "Voght" or "Vogt" at least until the 1830s.
BIO:Wife was Barbara Beaver, Bieber, or Widow Stroup, nee Planck.

According to family remembrance, immigrants George Focht and wife Barbara Beaver came to the Catawissa Valley about 1773. By 1820, George and Barbara Focht were enumerated living adjacent to their son Adam Focht, his wife Susanna Furry, and five of their children. Both generations of the Focht family lived in close proximity to the extended Bitler family, led by Ringtown pioneer *John Bitler. Generations of Focht and Bitler children were baptized at St. Paul's Church, the "Old White" Church, in Ringtown, Union Township. In early records, the Focht surname is often written as Vogt or Voght. (From Sue Phillips' "An American Adventure: Focht Ancestors,"

Name: John George (Georg Henrich) FOCHT (VOGT)
Birth: about 1755 in Neastadt, Franconia, Germany
Death: January 24, 1831 or 1834 in Union Twp. Schuykill Co. PA, buried in Ringtown Cemetary
Occupation FARMER

Father: Peter??? VOGT????

Marriage 1 Barbara BEAVER? b: December 29, 1764?
Married: 1778-1785

George FOCHT b: January 30, 1783 in Whitehall Twp. Northhampton Co. PA
Magdalene FOCHT b: June 3, 1781
Elizabeth FOCHT b: November 1, 1796
Catherine FOCHT b: about 1791
* Adam FOCHT b: May 16, 1787 in Whitehall Twp. Northhampton Co, PA
John FOCHT b: 1785
Daniel FOCHT b: about 1789
Barbara???? FOCHT b: 1793

1820 U.S. Census

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (Union Township)
Head of Family: George Focht, about age 65
Wife: Barbara
Household of son Adam Focht is adjacent.

Last residence: Catawissa Valley PA
Occupation FARMER

More About *John George Focht:
Burial: Unknown, Ringtown Cemetery, Union Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Immigration: October 01, 1773, from Port Rotterdam.

Children of *John George Focht and *Barbara Beaver are:
  1. Elizabeth Focht, b. January 11, 1781, d. date unknown.
  2. George Focht, b. January 01, 1783, d. date unknown.
  3. John Focht, b. 1785, d. date unknown.
  4. +*Adam Focht, b. May 16, 1787, Whitehall Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, d. August 12, 1853, Union Township, Auglaize County, Ohio.
  5. Daniel Focht, b. Abt. 1789, d. date unknown.
  6. Catherine Focht, b. Abt. 1791, d. date unknown.
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