GERMAN SPEAKING PEOPLE WEST OF THE CATAWABA RIVER IN NORTH CAROLINA 1750-1800 AND SOME EMIGRES PARTICIPATION IN THE EARLY SETTLEMENT OF MISSOURI.
This is a migration history of more than six hundred immigrants(heads of household) who pioneered the settlement of the present - day North counties of Burke, Catawaba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, and Rutherford.
Emphasis is upon time of arrival, spouses, children, children;S marriages, and where families moved. Others information, were available, included ships the settlers arrives on and points of departure from Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania as they moved south.
Documentary evidence of origin in Alsace, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germond provinces of Europe, some as many as five generations prior to emigration, has been located on surprising number of families. Sources are listed throughout the volume.
Many of these emigres participated in the early settlement of Missouri. By 1810 they were moving into northeast Arkansas, the westward. Many families are followed as many as four generations after, tracing pioneer progeny south and westward, and as far north as southwest Virginia, Kentucky, southern Indiana, and as far north as southwest Virginia, Kentucky, southern Indiana, and Illinois to continue the repetition of names on land records and tombstones.
This is a culmination of forth-six years by the author; the generous contributions of many longtime associates, and expertise in European research generously of many contributors by Miles Philbeck and others individuals. It is a one- of-a kind guide to an important group of immigrants as they pioneer in the settlement of America.
By an Unknown Arthur. This was found a the Catawaba Library in Newton, North Carolina.
NOTE. Joseph does not appear on 1800 LC, NC Census. He was in CGC, MO. by 27 Jan.
1801 when Dau. Catherine Niswonger m. Joseph Baker. This marriage was registered in 1805 CGC, MO, DB A-B-;52. It is written in French.
Joseph Neighswonger was closely associated with Henry and John Miller and Peter Baker family. both in NC and CGC, MO. It is be lived they were all German Baptists or Dunkards.
1A CATHERINE NISWONGER, b. ca 1784 LC, NC, d. ca 1850 CGC, MO; m. 27 Jan. 1801 CGC , MO, Josh Baker, b. 1777 PA LCX, d. before 24 Jun. 1848 cGC, MO; son of Pewter and Mary Miller Baker.
2A. JOSEPH NISWONGER, JR., b. ca 1788 VA, d. before May 1856 CGC, MO; Dau. of Frederick Limbaugh, Jr..
3A. ELIZABETH NISWONGER, b. ca 1788 LC, NC, d. after 1850 CGC, MO
JOHN NOLL/NULL, b. 10 Nov. 1754, d. 30 Dec 1881 LC, NC; m. Elizabeth Eckert, b. 27 Nov. 1766 Frederick Co., MD, d. 11 May, 1852 LC, NC; Dau. Adam and Anna Maria Eckert.
LC, NC 1790 Census: 2 m. - 16, 1 m. 16+; 2 f.
LC, NC ct. of Ps & Qs- Jul. 1788 - State vs. John Null - ordered to receive ten lashes on his bare back well laid on.
LC, NC Wills: 3 Oct. 1830, probate Jan. 1832: Wife Elizabeth, youngest son Jacob Noll; son Peter Noll; eight Daus. Catharina, Magdalena, Barbara, Elizbeth, Mary, Sara, Margaret, Christina; Dau. Margaret wife of Solomon Hedrick.
LC, NC ct. of Ps & Qs - Jul. 1832-Heis of John Null, dec'd, divide real estate agreeable to Last Will Testament: Jacob and Winebarger, 46 A; Michael Hefner and wife and Barbara, 47A; William Winebarger and Mary 48 A; Elias Hefner and wife Sara 45 A.
LX, NC Marriage Bonds:
Christine Null m. 16 Dec. 1827 Jacob Winebarger.
Elizabeth Null m. 30 Nov. 1820 David "Foote" Bolick.
Mary Null. 1822 William Winebarger.
Sara Null m. 26 Oct, 1824 Elias Hefner.
Jacob Null m. 1825 Magdalena Hedrick.
NOTE: Elis and Michael Hefner were sons of Philip and Elizabeth Keller Hefner.
PHILIP NULL and wife MARGARET: LC, NC 1790 Census: 1 m.- 16, 2 m. 16 +; 7 f.
LC, NC DB 2: 2:53 $_5_16 Dec. 1779 purchased 320 A from Philip Fenseler/Canslor. This couple had many land transactions. He sighed in German. They seem to disappear from records between 1793-1800.
NOTE: There were a number of Null families who moved into Wayne County, Missouri, who show on the 1850 Census as being born in Tennessee after 1800. I think, at one time, I knew what happened to Philip and Margaert. However, the details escape me now.
MC DB4:443-5-11 April 1768- He sells this and was in BC 1782. ( See Civil action papers in case of John Griffith vs. Thomas Kennedy Apr. 1783.)
BC, NC Ct of Ps & Qs- Jan 1797- George Eberhart vs Francis Patton's adm.
RW Final Settlements, Burke Co., NC 1777-1782.)
From the US in account with Davidson, Dobbins & Eberhart 1778-1779, Box D, Comptrollers Papers Power of Attorney T. Lewis of Surry Co., NC from David served together in the Continental Line of NC..
Adam Eckert, b. ca 1730 d. 1803 LC, NC; m. (1) 1G Aug. 1757 Frederick Co., MD ANNA MARTHA--------. b. ca 1740 d. after 1803 LC, NC. see CTC: HB
NOTE: More than twenty years ago I copied everything on Eckert/Ikard ( all spellings) that I could find, in self defense, to prove to all these decedents they were not part of our Eaker family. I finally made believers out of them in that respect, but sorting them out---one from the other--- is still muddle.
I have been trying to prove who were the parents of Catherina, 2nd wife of John Miller on Potts Creek who moved to CGC, MO. Adam has a daughter. Catherina Miller that is unidentified. So far I have not proven a connection.
Evangelical Reformed Church, Frederick Co., MD: Adam Eckert m. 16 Aug. 1757 Eva Reisz (rice); Peter Eckert, b. 21 Dec. 1763 bp. 12 Feb. 1764, son of Adam and Anna and Anna Maria Eckert; Maria Elizabeth Eckert, b. 28 Feb. 1765, Dau. of Adam and Anna Maria Eckert.
Frederick Co., MD Land Records: Adam Eckert bought 150 A on 14 Aug. 1761 and he and he and wife Anna Maria Sold on 19 Aug. 1762. He continued as a taxpayer until 1769.
MC, NC Land Warrants: 20 OCT. 1767 - 400 A on Lyles Creek.
Martin Eckert, b. 22 Aug 1759 Fedrerick Co., MD d. 29 Nov. 1839 LC, NC; m ca 1780 LC, NC CATHERINE TRAFFENSTAAT b. 27 Dec, 1759 d. 2 Jan 1842 LC, NC Dau. of Christain and Maria Barbara Eckert Traffenstaat.
2A. CATHERINE ECKART, b. ca 1760; m.-----MILLER and remain unidentified. Some say she m. Phillip Miller son of Jacob a d Anna Maria Pabst Miller. Others say Philip m. ca 1792 to Maria Margaretha Helderman. This writer suspects she may actually be the 2nd wife of John Miller of Potts Creek who moved to CGC. MO. The only problem with that is that Sophia, Dau. of John and Catherine Miller in MO, identifies her mother as having been born in NC and census indicates she was b. 17550 GO. If this Catherine was born before 1767 it would have had to be in MD.
3A. Peter Eckert b. 21 Dec 1763 Frederick Co., MD does not appear west of the Catawaba.
4A. ELIZABETH ECKERT b. 1765-6 Frederick Co., MD, d 11 May 1852 LC age 86 years, 5 months 13 da: m. John Null, b. 10 Nov 1754 d. 30 Dec. 1831 LC, NC age 77 years 1 months 20 da. He is reputed to have been a Hessian soldier.
NOTE: Elizabeth's birth date is recorded as 27 Nov. 1766 but at time of death would make it 27 Nov, 1965 which is not in keeping with her birth record at the church. Perhaps the 27 Nov. 1966 is her baptismal date. This raises another question-- are we dealing with two separate Eckert Families?
LC, NC Wills: 9 Jan 1797, probate Jul. 1803: Adam Wills to: wife Mary; eldest son Martin all my children including a stepdaughter, the wife of Nicholas Fry, Mary by name; Martin, Simon and Adam Eckert; Mary Fry( step Dau.); Elizabeth Nill; Catherine Miller; Margaret Koontz; and Barbara Eckart, Spinster.
NOTE: I have no positive proof that Adam Eckert of Fredrick Co., MD is this one. It is the general consensus that he is.
5A Simon Eckert, b. 14 Apr. 1768 d. 26 Nov. 1838 LC, NC; m. ca 1788 I. C, NC-------
Reputed to be a Dau. of Joseph Hartle/Hartle. However, Joseph, Joseph Hartle's family records don't seem tom bear this out. A Simon Eckert was m. Polly Boovey, Dau, son of Matthias, but doesn't appear to be this Simon. Needs further research. There is no stone in the cemetery for Simon's wife.
6A. ADAM ECKERT, JR., b. ca 1768 (may be twin to Simon), d. before 1850 Census CTC, NC; m. before 1790 LC, NC-------- b. ca 1770. Reputed to be the Dau. of Joseph Hartlie/Hartle. See above note. In 1880 dam and wife were both over 26 and 1820 both over 45. To hvae m. before 1790 would put his birth date 1770 or before.
7A. MARGARET ECKERT, b. c1771 LC, NC d. 30 Jun. 1848 LC, NC; m. William Coonse, b. ca 1765 d. 31 Jul. 1842 LC, NC.
8A. BARBARA ECKERT, b ca 1773 was still a spinster (single) when Adam made his will 9 Jan. 1797. She would not be the one who m in 1784 LC, NC to Cornelius Eckert/Acord
CTC: HB: 144 Idem # 203-- In Oct 1942 eight or ten graves were found about a mile from Conover, NC, Est of the road leading to Lail School, but only had three markers Hans Adam Eckert 1775; Magdalen Echert 1799; Daniel Eckert 1803... " By July 1944 these stones had been removed and cemetery b. was destroyed."
CGH, MO DB C: 271 Henery Eckert witnessed a deed for Daniel Harleroad ca 1808. Henry is unidentified.
*****************************************************************************John Joseph Eckert/Ecard, b. 1750-56 d. 1839-1840 Census Harrison Co., IN; m. ca 1772 (note say in SC.) Frances Stroup, b. 1756-60 d. 1830-1840 Harrison CVo., IN Dau of Jacb Strop.
LC, NC DB 2:640-1 27 Sep. 1782 - 185 A on Leepers Creek, which he sold LC DB 18:449, 8 Nov. 1797 and moved to BC, NC.
1790 LC,NC Census: 3 m - 16+; 2f
1880 BC, NC Census: 2 m - 10, 1 m 16-26, 2 m. 10016. 1 m. 45+; 1 f 10-16 1 f. 26-45
Served in NC Continental Line of RW and recd Tennessee Grant # 2636 on n. side Holston R. on Richland Creek, Hawkins Co., TN. Was in Harrison Co., IN by 1812. Not sure how many of this family actually lived in TN.
JONAS ECARD, possible the one 16-26 1880 Census d. on White River, IN. No further record.
2A. JONATHAN ECARD; not sure about this one but a Jonathan was named with Joseph in an 1817 newspaper article in Harrison Co., IN.
3A. CHRISTINA ECARD, b. 1787 LC, NC d. in Ceder Co., months; CA 1808 Conrad Baker, possibility son of Jacob and Susannah Baker of LC, NC