• Name: Frederick Rhinehart Woltz 1 2
• Sex: M
• Birth: ABT 1690 in Switzerland 1 2
• Death: 1782 in Liberty Districk, Frederick Co., MD 1 2
• Reference Number: 242
Father: Fredrick Woltz b: ABT 1660 in Alpine Range, [Area], Switzerland
Marriage 1 Charity Alsbaugh b: ABT 1690 in Switzerland
• Married: ABT 1715 in Switzerland 2
1. Michael Woltz
2. Dorothy Woltz
3. John Woltz
4. Frederick Woltz
5. Eve Woltz
6. Peter Woltz , Sr. (John Peter Woltz) b: 1719 in Alpine Range, [Area], Switzerland
7. Reinhart Woltz b: BEF 1731 in Antwerp, Germany
8. Samuel Woltz b: AFT 1731 in Maryland Colonies
Per Genealogy published in 1939 by Flora Woltz, A summary of the Will of Frederick Woltz, which is found in Book 1, page 282, at the Frederick County, MD Court House, is as follows:
Sept. 17, 1782.
"In the name of God, Amen, I Frederick Woltz of Frederick County, in the Province of Maryland, Farmer to my wife Charity Woltz, my son Peter one shilling, and to my son Peter's two sons, fifteen shillings. I bequeath to my dear wife, Charity Woltz, and my following children namely Samuel, Michael, Dorothy, Reinhart, John, Frederick and Eve, the rest of my estate to be equally divided among them and their heirs and assigns. It is my desire that my two sons John and Frederick, be bound to such trade as they may respectively choose. I do nominate my wife Charity Woltz, my whole and sole executive."
[Will of Rhinehart Waltz (1782) Frederick County, Maryland, per other reserchers]
Copy was received from the Frederick County Registrar of Wills Liber GM 1, Folio 282
In the Name of God Amen, I Rhinehart Waltz of Frederick County in the State of Maryland, Farmer, being sick and weak in Body but of sound Mind, Memory and understanding thanks to Almighty God for the same and reflecting on the Certainty of Death and the uncertainty of the Time think it proper to make this my last Will and Testament for the Disposal of any worldly effect, in the following manner to wit. Imprimis, it is my Will that my Funeral Charges and just Debts be first paid out of my Estate. Item. As I hold the Land whereon I live jointly with my Wife Remainder to her Heirs I do give and Bequeath the same to my said Wife Charity Waltz & her Heirs forever. Item. I give and bequeath unto my said Dear Wife Charily one Cow of her Choice and the Bed she lays on with the Furniture, also one pewter Bason, one pewter Dish, two plates and half a dozen pewter spoons together with one Dutch Oven, one iron pot, one Iron Kettle and her Spinning Wheel. Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Son Peter Waltz one Shilling Sterling and no more of my Estate. Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Son Peter Waltz's two Children fifteen shilling each to be paid them by my Executrix when they respectively arrive at age. Item. Tis my Will and Desire that all the Grain with the Common growing, that is the small Grain on Hand and Indian Corn should be Kept and used by my Executrix for the support of herself and my Family that lives with me. Item. All the rest and Residue of my Estate of what Nature of Kind soever I give and Bequeath unto my dear Wife Charity Waltz and my following children. Viz, Samuel, Michael, Dorothy, Rhinehart, John, Frederick and Eve to be equally divided between them and their Heirs and assigns. Item. It is my Will and Desire that my two Sons John and Frederick Waltz be carried to the Orphans Court at proper Time and be bound to such Trades as they may respectively chose, and Lastly I do nominate and appoint my said dear Wife Charity wholey sole Executrix of this my said Will, hereby, revoking all former Wills by me made if any such there be Ratifying and Confirming this only to be my last Will and Seal this 17th Day of September in the year of our Lord 1782.
Rhinehart Waltz (seal)
Signed Sealed and Acknowledged by the Testator as his last Will and Testament in presence of us the Subscribers who witness the same in presence of the Testator and his Request in the presence of each other.
George Murdoch Registrar,
Frederick County October 23, 1782
Then came Peter Fine, John Albaugh and Fetrick Byer the three subscribing Witnesses to the aforegoing last Will and Testament of Rhinehart Waltz late of Frederick County deceased and severally made Oath on the holy Evangelist of Almighty God that they did see the Testator therein named sing and seal this Will and Testament that they heard him public pronounce and declare the Same to be his last Will and Testament, that at the Time of his so doing he was to the best of their apprehensions of sound and disposing Mind, Memory and understanding that they respectively subscribed their Names as Witnesses to the Will in the Presence and at the Request of the Testator and in the presence of each other.
Information found on ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/md/
According to RUPP'S "Thirty Thousand Immigrants", (Vol. 17, 2nd Series), Frederick Rhinehart Woltz was the first man by that name to come to America.
1. Is this WILL, executed October 23, 1782, the WILL of Frederick Rhinehart Woltz (Waltz), or is it the WILL of Rhinehart Woltz (Waltz), another person or possibly his son?
2. How reasonable is it to believe that Frederick Rhinehart Woltz lived to be 92 years of age in that time frame? None of his believed Descendents, at least in my line, lived that long. They attained the following ages:
John Peter Woltz, Sr. – 66 years
Peter Woltz, Jr. _ 64 years
John George Adam Woltz – 68 years
George Woltz _ 66 years
Socrates Woltz _ 80 years
William Wesley Woltz _ 69 years
Clifford Herbert Woltz _ 82 years
Noel Herbert Woltz _ 64 years
3. Could it have been possible for Frederick Rhinehart Woltz to have sons, John and Frederick, who would have been elgible (i.e. young enough) to be “carried” to the Orphans Court in 1782, when Frederick Rhinehart Woltz was 92 years of age?
4. Frederick Rhinehart Woltz is said to have come to the US in 1731. By what means, where and when did his children come to this country? Is there a record of their coming? Same questions for his wife.
5. Are we sure Frederick Rhinehart Woltz’s wife was named Charity or are we taking the name Charity from the 1782 WILL?
6. Are we sure of Frederick Rhinehart Woltz’s childrens names or do those names come from the 1792 WILL?
Any answers you may have will be appreciated.