Johann Jost Strock (b. Abt. 1708, d. date unknown)
Johann Jost Strock was born Abt. 1708 in Witgensteiner Land, Germany, and died date unknown.
Notes for Johann Jost Strock: Wittgensteiner Land, Germany, located in the southwest corner of present-day Westphlia. The nearest town in this area is Bad Laasphe. Around 1750, there was a dispute between Johann Jost Strock, along with his broher, with their Over-Lord and Count of Sayn. Hohenstein and Wittgenstein, Lord of Hamburg, Vallender, Clottenberg, and Loha also ducal Wurtenberger Knight of the Great Order of the Chase. His given name was John Ludig. In this dispute, Johan and his brother lost their lives, Their propertyand their lives of their families became forfeit. As a result, the remaining family fled Germany. As best we know, his wife name Anna Catharina (Maia) born about 1700 in Wittgenstein, Germany. They had 7 sons. In 1750, John Henrich, along with brothers, Johan Peter, Anthony, and Samuel fled Germany to the town of Holstein, Canton of Basel, Switzerland. Some years later, the widowed Anna Catharina married Mr. Sassaman who hepled esoct her and her three youngest sons, John, Joseph, Johnannes from Germany to Alsace-Lorraine, France. In 1753, John Henrich, Johan Peter, Anthiny, and Samuel sailed from Rotterdam, The Netherlands to Portsmouth, England, where Johan Henrich, being over the age 16 took the oath of alleglance to the English crown. Johan Peter Anthony, Samuel being under the age 16 did not take the oath. They sailed from Portsmouth on the Ship Edinburgh, under the command of Captain James Russel, landing in Philadephia, PA on September 14, 1753. In 1757, Joseph Jost, his mother Anna Catharina, and Mr. Sassaman arrived in Philadephia. John at the age of 17, sailed to Charleston, South Carolina during the same year. It is belived the John was either taken by friends of the family or by relatives of another family and was bound out to a family in South Carolina who paid for his passage. As for Johannes, an account has him returning to Germany from Alsace-Lorraine, France to make peace with his father's Over Lord and to recaive permission to immigrate to America. Yhe permission was granted, as long as neither he, nor any of his relatives, return to Germany. Johannes left Rotterdam, last from Cowes, England on the Ship Prince of Wales, under Captain James Edgar and landed in Philadelphia on November 5, 1764.