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View Tree for Waldburga WeaverWaldburga Weaver (b. Abt. 1718, d. Aft. 1763)

Waldburga Weaver (daughter of Joseph Phillip Weaver and Susannah Clore) was born Abt. 1718 in En Route To Virginia from Germany, and died Aft. 1763 in Madison County, Virginia. She married John (Johann) Christian Willhoit on Abt. 1735 in Orange County, Virginia, son of Johann Michael WILLHEIT and Anna Marie Hengsteler.

 Includes NotesNotes for Waldburga Weaver:
John Willheit and wife Burga attended the Hebron Lutheran Church in Culpeper County, Virginia on Easter Sunday in 1776. They appear in the list of communicants. Therefore, she died after this date. John died soon after in 1776. "Burga" is the sister of the immigrant Peter Weaver. Last name may be "Weber" but may have become "Weaver" after arrival in Virginia.

Recent notes have given some names and relationships which I do not believe are true. One note said that the wife of Johann Michael Willheit, early Germanna immigrant, was Mary Blankenbaker which is
definitely false. His wife was Anna Maria Hengsteller and she was the mother of all of Michael's children.

The senior Willheits had a son John who married Walburga Weaver. Often her name is given as Margaret or Peggy which is not correct. At the Hebron church she was known as Burga. This, and her nickname as a headright, suggest strongly that her formal name was Walburga which is also sometimes spelled as Waldburga. Her birth is not recorded in the German records yet she was living at the time of importation. Very probably she was born at sea; the age of her parents and siblings suggests that it would be natural. She had a brother, slightly older, who became known as Peter Weaver. Her father was Joseph Weaver and her mother was Susanna Clore who later married Jacob Crigler and Nicholas Yager.

Nicholas Wilhoit, the son of John and Walburga in the preceding paragraph, married Mary Margaret Fisher, not Elizabeth Fisher or Mary Elizabeth Fisher. Nicholas and his wife have mentions in the Hebron church records in the Robinson River Valley where her name appears as Mary and as Margaret. This was not unusual as several cases similar to this are known in the church records. The odds are in favor of the name sequence being Mary Margaret (as opposed to Margaret Mary) since Mary is more popular as a first name than Margaret.

It has been said recently that Michael Souther married a Mary Fisher. I would not argue against this but I would claim that she is not a daughter of Lewis Fisher and Anna Barbara Blankenbaker. An analysis that I have done of the children of Lewis and Anna Barbara clearly suggests there was no daughter Mary except for the Mary Margaret who married Nicholas Wilhoit, see the paragraph above.

In the Orange County tithe list in 1739, there were two Lewis Fishers, one of whom lived north of the Robinson River and one of whom lived south of the river. In the baptism of Zimmermann children in Sulzfeld, one set of sponsors is Ludwig and Anna Barbara Fischer (as found and reported by Margaret James Squires). While this couple would be too old to be the Lewis and Anna Barbara that we commonly know in Virginia, the Sulzfeld couple might be the parents of the Lewis Fisher. The senior Lewis may have had more children than Lewis, Jr. and the nephews and nieces of Lewis, Jr. may be confused with his own children. Nothing is proven here yet but I pass along these ideas and facts for someone who wishes to search in more detail. (John Blankenbaker, PO Box 120, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Beyond Germanna, A Newsletter/Journal of Germanna Information

They had the following children:

F ii Susanna WILHOIT
M iii Nicholas WILHOIT
F iv Margaret WILHOIT
F v Rosina WILHOIT

More About Waldburga Weaver:
Record Change: November 14, 2003

More About Waldburga Weaver and John (Johann) Christian Willhoit:
Marriage: Abt. 1735, Orange County, Virginia.

Children of Waldburga Weaver and John (Johann) Christian Willhoit are:
  1. +Susanna Willhoit, b. Abt. 1740, Culpepper, Orange County, Virginia, d. April 26, 1810, Madison County, Virginia.
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