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  • ID: I01267
  • Name: HANS JORG "JORG" DIETER , SR., the immigrant 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: JOHN GEORGE "GEORGE" /TETER/
  • Birth: 7 JUN 1699 in Schwaigern, near Heilbronn, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg, Germany 1 3
  • Death: ABT 22 MAR 1743/44 in Robinson River, Orange Co., VA 1 3
  • Burial: Hebron Church Cemetery on the Robinson River, Orange Co., VA 3
  • Immigration: 18 SEP 1727 Ship "Molly" to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Probate: 23 MAR 1743/44 Orange Co., VA
  • PROP: 10 JAN 1735/36 Land Patent Robinson River, Orange Co., VA
  • Note:
    (Hans) Jorg Dieter/(John) George Teter was born June 7, 1699 in Schwaigern, near Heilbronn, Brackenheim, Wuertemberg, Germany. He was the son of Hans Michael Dieter and Maria Katharine Frey. George married December 19, 1720 in Schwaigern, (Maria) Margaretha Luttman, born June 1, 1701. She was the daughter of Hans George Luttman and Anna Dorothy Northa. George died about March 22, 1743/1744 in Orange Co., VA.

    Upon the death of Queen Anne of Great Britain, August 1, 1714, George, the 1st ascended the throne of Great Britain. George, the 1st was born in Hanover, Germany. He was the son of the Elector Ernest Augustus, by Sophia, granddaughter of James, the 1st of England and daughter of Frederick Elector Palatine. It is easy to understand how (Hans) Jorg Dieter/(John) George Teter could so easily, and with the approval of the authorities in Schwaigern, submit himself and family to the rule of a British King who was also a German.

    Hans Jorg Dieter, and family, came to this country on the Ship Molly, and he signed the loyalty oath at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 30, 1727,

    "The following material was compiled by Mr. Karl Wagenplast from records in the Archives of the City of Schwaigern. From the Minutes of the Police Court of Schwaigern 1727, p. 220:

    "Johan George Teter (Hans Jorg Dieter) son of Schwaigern Mayor Johann Michael Teter (Dieter) who has decided in furtherance of his expected success to render himself to Pennsylvania under Royal British Sovereignty. (This entry shows that our George Teter did come to Pennsylvania in 1727 as we thought)."

    ".....In the partition of the estate of Hans Michael Teter (Dieter) on 5 July 1734, the heirs are listed as the widow Maria Elisabetha (second wife); son Hans George, who emigrated some years prior to Pennsylvania; Eberhardina, wife of Jacob Baumgartner of Schwaigern; and Juliana, wife of Dieter Eberle, the baker. The records show that Juliana died in 1733, and eight weeks before the partition Dieter Eberle married Christina ---, she died 1741.

    "..... The mayor's son Hans George Teter (Hans Jorg Dieter), who has lived in America since 1727, received as his share still 855 Guilders at the partition......" (The Mayor was the above Hans Michael Teter/Dieter, son of Wolfgang Teter/Dieter)

    "Herr (Karl) Wagenplast has the Town Journals dating back to 1200 A.D." He complied a list of the property the Teter family brought with them to America. "If you think that our ancestor was pretty poor, remember that many of the immigrants did not obtain permission to leave, or pay their feudal dues, but sneaked out at night. Our George Teter had more of this world's goods than most of the immigrants." He left with the permission of the authorities.

    In these Town Journals it was told, what George Teter's own belongings were:

    1 black coat, 3 Gulden 2 pairs knitted white stockings, 30 Kreuzer
    1 new gray parker, 10 Gulden 1 cotton necktie, 15 Kreuzer
    1 pair lethern trousers, 2 Gulden 3 shirts, 15 Kreuzer each
    1 hat, 30 Kreuzer 2 working shirts, 40 Kreuzer each

    As a present from his father he got "Handbook of Nurnberg"

    (Maria) Margaretha Luttman had the following personal belongings:
    1 middle good brown skirt, 1 Gulden 1 black Damst cap, 25 Kreuzer
    1 a bit worse worne out, 30 Kreuzer 1 white worne sewed up cap, 15 Kreuzer
    1 red bodice, 50 Kreuzer 1 of the same kind 10 Kreuzer
    1 medium brown hat, 40 Kreuzer 3 good skirts, 30 Kreuzer each
    1 heavy cap, 50 Kreuzer 2 bad skirts, 20 Kreuzer each
    1 cotton " Schurz" (?apron), 15 Kreuzer 2 good veil, 30 Kreuzer
    1 white of the same kind, 20 Kreuzer 1 white neckcloth, 11 Kreuzer
    1 pair white woolen stockings, 15 Kreuzer

    "It was counted what they were wearing. Then her belongings were Linnen, tin pans and pots, cupper pans and pots, iron pots to prepare cakes, wooden pans and pots, a bed, boxes, tables, kitchen furniture, but one chair.

    "Cattle:
    1 Brown cow, 18 Gulden 4 Zentner hay, 2 Gulden
    1 male sheep, 20 Gulden 40 bands straw, 1 Gulden
    1 pig, 1 Gulden

    2 new songbooks for church, 30 Kreuzer.

    All together 387 Gulden and 8 Kreuzer. 60 Kreuzer = 1 Gulden."

    There were 70 Palatines with their families, in all, 300 persons who came on the ship Molley. John Hodgeson was the Master. The Molley set sail from Rotterdam and stopped off at Deal as its last port. The Palatines appeared, repeated, and signed the Loyalty oath at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 30, 1727.

    Interesting Titbit--- From: "Branching Out" From St. Clair Co., IL, Vol. 16, #3, May 1989, pg. 123:
    "Johann George Dieter signed petition on Pennsylvania Frontier asking for protection from Indians--April 17, 1728."

    George Teter lived at Lancaster Co., PA where his son, George was born April 6, 1730, and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church on May 7, 1730. After George's death (Maria) Margaretha Dieter/Teter may have remarried; she and her family moved to North Carolina.

    Orange Co., VA records of Intestate for George Teter cover the period from when Margaret Teater, George Uts and Michael Cloure signed papers binding them for the estate, March 22, 1743/1744 thru the appraisement of Georg Teater's Estate, Dec'd, May 24, 1744.

    Here is an interesting article from the "Henckel Genealogical Bulletin", p. 84.
    Please note that George Uts and Michael Cloure are mentioned in the article:

    George Teter of the Hebron Church Community
    "Among the most interesting chapter in Virginia colonial history is that relating to the efforts of Governor Spotswood to settle a number of German families up on the Rappahannock River and have them work the iron mines there. This settlement finally was abandoned. The two groups of people who had been there (Lutheran and Reformed) separated, the Reformed families going to what later was called Germantown in Fauquier County, and the Lutherans farther up the river valley, to a site in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. Here came to be one of the most important and most flourshing of all the German colonies in the country at that time, clustering around the church, the famous "Hebron" Lutheran church.
    "The first Lutheran colony to come to Virginia had arrived in 1717. They landed on the coast and were sold by the captain to pay the cost of their transportation. Governor Spotswood advanced this money and so they became his indentured servants. He settled them on the south side of the Rappahannock River, near "Germanna", but not actually there, where three years before he had established a German Reformed colony from Nassau-Siegen. The Lutheran group of twenty families was quite separate from the Reformed colony, and did not live at the same place. The names of the heads of families in this first Lutheran group are known and include: Michael Cook, Michael Smith, George Uts, and Michael Clore.
    "The new location was on both sides of the Robinson River and White Oak Run, in what is now Madison County, Virginia. The Robinson River is a branch of the Rapidan. A radius of about eight miles would include the homes of all the German colonists, with Hebron church as a center. The original group was soon joined and increased by other newcomers, many of them from Pennsylvania. In 1733, the number of colonists was about three hundred. This colony formed, at that time, the most advanced outpost of white civilization. This was in Spotsylvania County, and in 1734 it became part of Orange County, and in 1748 it became Culpeper County, and in 1792 it became Madison County.
    "The present church was built in 1740, and is the oldest Lutheran Church built and still used and owned by Lutherans in the United States. It is older than the Trappe Church in Pennsylvania.
    "On January 10, 1735/36 a land grant was given to George Teter for 200 acres of land in Orange County "on the south side of the Robinson River, in the little fork of the same, touching Roger Quarles' land, also Michael Cook's." This land was near the Hebron Church community.
    "In a list of tithables in Orange County for 1739, in Henry Down's quarter, in the precinct of James Pickett, constable, is the name of George Teter (next to Ludowick Fisher, and near Michael Cook, Henry Snyder, Mathias Castler, and other known members of the Hebron community).
    "There are no deed records in Orange County involving (this) George Teter. The Court Minute Books show that on 28 Nov. 1740, the suit by attachment brought by 'George Tetter' plaintiff against the estate of one Charles Kitching defendant was dismissed. At a Court on March 23, 1743/44, the suit of George Teater plaintiff vs Joseph and David Kincade defendants, being abated by the death of the plaintiff was dismissed.
    "George Teter died, apparantly, early in 1744. In Orange County Will Book 1, p. 339, is a copy of the administration bond of Margret Teater as adminintratix of the estate of George Teater Dec'd. The bond is dated March 20, 1743/1744, George Utz and Michael Clore sign it with her as sureties, and it is witnessed by James Porteus. The bond was acknowledged in Court on March 22, 1743/1744, and then recorded.
    "An inspection of the actual bond shows that the widow signed the bond herself as "Maria Mariagreda Dieter". The last name is partly covered by the seal. At this same Court it was ordered that Michael Cook, Michael Cafer, Michael Smith, and Adam Yeager, or any three of these, being first duly sworn, do appraise the estate of George Teator deceased. At court on May 24, 1744, the appraisement was returned by Christopher Zimmerman and admitted to record. It is recorded and totaled 32 pounds and 10 shillings.
    "The inventory included the usual live stock, farming implements, guns, saddles, etc., and also some book valued at 15 shillings. It would seem to indicate that George Teter was a man of education, and fairly well-to-do. The fact that the widow signed her own name to the bond shows that she too was well educated for the time, and a woman of character....."
    "It is possible that after the death of her husband in 1744, being left with several small children, the widow Mary Margaret Teter married again. At any rate she probably soon removed to North Carolina with the children. No further mention of her occurs on the record or what became of George Teter's land after his death. If the widow married again, any later transfer of the property might be lost through the change in name. A careul study of the early Orange and Culpeper Deed Books gave no positive results along this line....."

    "The Henckel Family Records, number 6, pp. 235-239, (Jan. 1931), published a petition dated 17 April 1728, from the frontier settlers of Pennsylvania, asking for protection from the Indians. Among the signers were: Rev. A. Jacob Henckel, his son Gerhard, son-in-law Valentine Geiger, son-in-law (perhaps future) George Geiger, and Johann George Dieter (Teter)."

    "History of St. Clair Co., (IL), F167:
    ".....By 1735 they owned property in Virginia where Hans George became known as Old George Teter of Hardy County.
    "Four of Old George's children married children of John Justus Henckel. It is probable that both families were living in North Carolina when Old George's son, Paul married Rebecca Henckel (ca 1760). They returned soon after this marriage to Virginia and settled in Augusta County. Paul served as a captain in the Revolutionary War."

    According to WFT Vol. #3, Pedigree #1009, Georg is buried at the Hebron Church Cemetery, on the Robinson River, in Orange County, Virginia. We do not know the source.

    "Fitschen, Engelken, Dieter / Teter, Ehlen, Klindwort / Klintwort, Dammann, Bredehoft, Meier / Meyer, Ficken and Many Others" by Roger Engelken, rengelken@msn.com.
    Name: Hans Jerg Dieter
    Sex: M
    ALIA: Johann Georg /Dieter/
    Birth: 7 JUN 1699 in Schwaigern, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg (Sources: 1, 2, 3)
    Death: 1744 in Robinson River, Orange County, Virginia Commonwealth (4, 5)
    Immigration: 18 SEP 1727 Ship "Molly" to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6)
    Event: Land Patent 10 JAN 1736 Robinson River, Orange County, Virginia (7)
    Probate: 23 MAR 1744 Orange County, Virginia (8)

    Note:
    1] From The Henckel - Teter Connection, pages 30-31:
    "Johann Georg Dieter was born in Schwaigern, Wurttembourg on June 7, 1699 and married Maria Margaretha Lüttmann there on November 19, 1720. Their first two children were born at Schwaigern before they boarded the sailing ship 'Molly' enroute to Pennsylvania. They arrived in Philadelphia September 30, 1727, almost exactly ten (10) years after the arrival of the family of Rev. Anthony Jacob Henckel with whom their children intermarried. Johann George probably settled in or near New Hanover and thus affiliated with the Henckel family.
    "On January 10, 1735-36, Johann Georg Dieter, the elder, obtained a grant of land in Robinson River, Orange County (now Frederick County), Virginia (Virginia Patent Book 16, page 475) where he died intestate in 1744. His widow and children then moved to Rowen County, North Carolina apparently along with members of the Henckel family. In 1760, because of Indian uprisings, they moved to present day Pendleton County, West Virginia with other members of that settlement."

    "2] Teter and Henckel Marriages
    "According to The Henckel - Teter Connection, The Henckel Genealogy by Junkin (page 194) indicates that at least four of Johann's children intermarried with the Henckels, as follows:
    "1. Paul Teter married Rebecca Henkle, born October 5, 1736 in upper Milford township, Bucks county (now Lehigh County) Pennsylvania. Paul Teter came to Orange county, Virginia (now Frederick County, Virginia) in 1735.
    "2. Mary Barbara Teter married Jacob Hinkle.
    "3. Philip Teter married Susanna (Sunna) Henkle, born October 16, 1747.
    "4. George Dieter (Teter) married Anna Margaret Henkle, born about April 30, 1741.


    "3] Germanna History by John Blankenbaker
    "Germanna History Notes, Page 4, Nr. 86:

    "A Jacob Miller had a patent for 47 acres in 1733 adjoining Adam Yager in the Mt. Pony area. He paid for the land with his own headright. The absence of other headrights suggests he came as a bachelor. He was naturalized 24 Feb 1742/3. Later he appears with a wife Rebecca in deeds.

    "A Joseph Cooper (Kooper) patented 400 acres in 1726 and in 1728 he patented another 404 acres in the Mt. Pony watershed. He was associated with many known Germans and is thought to be German himself. He married a Barbara and died very early.

    "A Jacob Prosie was the administrator of the estate of Barbara Cooper in 1735. He might have been a German.

    "George Slaughter patented 300 acres in the midst of the Germans in the Robinson River area giving the names of his adjacent German neighbors. In the tithe list of 1739 the name is given as Slater. Since the tithe list was composed by English people, they tended to use English names which were approximate sound alikes to German names. This confuses us today because it hides the German origins of many men. In this case, Slaughter was probably a German family.

    "John Michael Stoltz patented 291 acres in Robinson River area in 1732. There was an earlier patent in Hanover Co. in 1725 which could have been his. His Robinson River community patent was forfeited, claimed by William Fowler and sold to Michael Utz. Michael Stoltz died in 1741/2 and his administratror was a person of the same name.

    "John Caspar Stöver became pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Hebron) in 1733. He did not live long in the community but he had a big impact as he headed the three person team which solicted funds in Europe. Stöver came to the colonies through Philadelphia with his son of the same name. Later the senior Stöver went to North Carolina and was living there when he joined forces with the Lutheran congregation in the Robinson River community.

    "George Teter had his origins in Schwaigern, the home of many other Germanna settlers. He arrived with his family 1727 at Philadelphia. He lived a while in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania where a son John George was christened in 1730. He obtained a patent in the Robinson River area 10 Jan 1736(NS). He died in Orange Co. in 1743.

    "John Paul Vogt (Vaught, etc.) was born in Frankfurt in 1680 and came with his family through Philadelphia in 1733. On 10 Jan 1736(NS) he too (see Teter, above) had a patent for 640 acres. He moved to the Shenandoah Valley in 1744.

    "Martin Walk is probably Hans Martin Valk who landed at Philadelphia in 1728. He married Catherine,the daughter of Michael Clore. Martin and Tobias Willhide had a joint patent of 400 acres on branches of Deep Run. Martin moved to North Carolina.

    "Thomas Wayland (Wieland in German) came in 1719 and patented land in 1728. He lost most of this land because it was in conflict with an earlier patent of John Broyles (Johannes Breyhel).

    "John Willer made a donation to the Lutheran church in 1734. Most likely, he was not German but his wife was.

    "Johann Leonhart Ziegler came through Philadelphia in 1732 and moved on to Virginia where he married Barbara Zimmerman. He appears to have lived in the Mt. Pony area outside the Robinson River community.

    "These additional names reinforce the idea that the community was rapidly growing. Many of the individual stories show that Pennsylvania was the gateway. In some of the cases, we understand why the person moved on to Virginia but in other instances we are left wondering.

    "Germanna History Notes, Page 6, Nr. 137:
    "In 1727, Hans Jorg Dieter and his wife Maria Margaretha Luttman of Schwaigern wanted to emigrate to Pennsylvania. They went to the police court to get permission and to pay the necessary taxes. There an inventory of their possessions was made. The list is interesting for what it contains. At the time Hans Jorg was in his late twenties and Maria Margaretha was in her middle twenties. They should have had one child, Johann Michael, at this time. The court minutes state that, "Hans Jorg Dieter, son of Schwaigern Mayor Hans Michael Dieter, has decided in furtherance of his expected success to render himself to Pennsylvania under Royal British Sovereignity."
    "They did arrive in Philadelphia later in the year and lived for a time in Lancaster County in PA. By 1736, he has taken a land patent for 200 acres in the Robinson River community among the Germanna people. The choice of the location is not unusual as Schwaigern was the home of several Germanna families. In the colonies, he became known as George Teter but he should be distinguished from the George Teter who lived at the same time in Opequon.
    "Returning to the possessions, the value is quoted in two denominations, Gulden and Kreuzer. I do not know the relative or the absolute value of either of these. But in the list below, values will be quoted in Kreuzer except those which specifically say Gulden (G). More to the point is what they did own:
    "George's property included a black coat (3G), a new gray parker (10G), a pair of leather trousers (2G). This is the only pair of trousers that he owned. Quoting now in Kreuzer, George also owned a hat (30), two pairs knitted white stockings (30), a cotton necktie (15), three shirts (15 each), and two working shirts (40 each). He also owned a book given to him by his father.
    "Mary's property made a longer list: one good brown skirt (1G), one worn out skirt (30), a red bodice (50), a medium brown hat (40), a heavy cap (50), a cotton Schurz (15), a white one of the same kind (20), a black Damst(?)(25), white worn sewed up cap (15), another of the same kind (10), three good skirts (30 each), two bad skirts (20 each), two good veils (30), a white neckcloth (11), pair white woolen stockings (15).
    "Note that no shoes are listed for either of them. Household property was listed by name but not value. That sub-list included: linen, tin pans and pots, copper pans and pots, iron pots to prepare cakes, wooden pans and pots, a bed, tables, kitchen furniture, one chair. Two new church songbooks were also included.
    "More of their assets were in livestock and feed: one brown cow was worth 18 Gulden, one pig at one G, one male sheep at 20 G, four zentner of hay at 2 G and 40 bands of straw at one G.
    "There should have been clothing for Johann Michael, the young son, but none is listed. Perhaps he had died which would be consistent with a lack of records for him in America.
    "Richard Phares was helpful in providing information about the family."

    Germanna History Notes, Page 18, Nr. 426:
    "Theobald (David) Christler came to America as a nine-year-old in 1718. The family lived for a while in Pennsylvania. He moved to the Robinson River Valley at about the same time that the Garr family did. There may have been a connection in these two event, as Theobald married Rosina Garr. The name Christler or Crisler in America was Christele in German
    "Frederick Baumgardner arrived at Philadelphia in 1732 and went to Virginia immediately where his uncle, Michael Willheit, lived. He also knew other residents of Schwaigern who had emigrated to Virginia. Baumgardner, or Baumgartner, or Bäumgardner, is a popular name in Germany and means tree-gardener or orchard-gardener. It some cases it can also mean forester.
    "The John and Martin Deer families appear in the Hebron Church records as Hirsch, the German word for "deer." In the civil records, the form is either Deer or Dear. John and Martin were brothers.
    "The George Teter family of Virginia was another Schwaigern family that arrived in Philadelphia in 1727. The family lived in Pennsylvania for a few years before settling in Virginia. An association with the Henckel family began there and, I believe, there were eventually four marriages between the two families. The German spelling of Teter was the sound-alike name of Dieter.
    "Three members of the Lutspike or Lotspeich family moved to Virginia in the later period of immigration, but even by then, spelling was still at the whim of the writer. In Germany, the name occurred in multiple forms with the most common being Lotspeich.
    "The Scheible family left no male heir in Virginia, so there are no English spellings of the name. The family came from the same small village as the Blankenbakers, Fleshmans, Schlucters, and the Thomases. Margaret James Squires, a major researcher of the emigrants from this village, thought the Scheibles might be related to the other families, but she found no conclusive proof. The Scheible family had five daughters, all of whom had the first name of Anna. Three of them were given the name Anna Maria but the first two died. Three daughters came to America in 1717 but the fate of only one, Anna Elisabetha, is known. She married Michael Holt."

    Germanna History Notes, Page 33, Nr. 823:
    "Johann Georg Dieter emigrated from Schwaigern in 1727 with his wife, Maria Margaretha Luttman, and two children. They lived for a while in Pennsylvania, where another son was born. Then, in 1736, he obtained a patent for 200 acres on the south side of the Robinson River, adjacent to Roger Quarles and Michael Cooke. In Virginia, the name became Teter (another popular variation for people named Dieter was Teeter). George Teter died in 1744. His widow and children moved to Rowan Co., NC, and then to Pendleton County, in today's West Virginia. There were many marriages with the Henckel family.
    "John Paul Vogt came with a mature family in 1733, but the place of origin is unknown. He said that he was born in Frankfurt. The name Vogt has had many spellings, some of which really obscure the name. Also, he was in the habit of using all three names and many listeners heard the Paul Vogt as one name.
    "Another family which has obscure origins is Walk. This name could have been Volck, a fairly popular name in Germany. (The second wife of John Huffman, 1714 immigrant, was Maria Sabina Volck.) Martin Walk came in 1728, and his village of origin is unknown. His connections by marriage and business suggest that he could have come from the Kraichgal, where so many Second Colony people originated.
    "Johann Leonhart Ziegler came through Philadelphia, in 1732, and moved on to Virginia, where he married Barbara Zimmerman. From his land holdings, it would appear that he lived in the Mt. Pony area, where the Zimmermans and Kablers where his neighbors. Though not proven, it is highly probable that the Zieglers came from Sinsheim. The Pinnegars (Benninger) came from here and they were closely associated with the Zieglers in Virginia. Sinsheim was about eight miles northwest of Gemmingen, and was the fringe of the area from where the majority of the Second Colony came.
    "So far, Germanna immigrants through about 1750 to 1760 have been mentioned. A few may have been missed so, if any more are known in this time frame that have not been mentioned, please speak up. The influx of Germans after this time did not stop, even though some of the older residents were leaving the community. Some of these newer German citizens may have been transients, and, in fact, it is known that this was the case with some. A transient was often on the move, looking for a new home, and traveled only a limited distance in any one year. A community might have its appeal and the family might stay for a while before moving on. Some probably decided to stay indefinitely."

    Germanna History Notes, Page 43, Nr. 1071:
    "The discussion here on the Redmans convinces me that we are talking about a German family; however, not all of the personal names that I gave for the Redmans are necessarily German. It may be the case that, through a convergence of names, there were two branches of Redmans, an English family and a German family. It may also be the case that the Redmans had been in the community for a while, and had marriages with an English family, with the result that some of the first names came from the English side of the family. I am still mystified how the family could have had as many members as it did and did not leave more records.
    "The mention of the Henkel family brings to mind another Germanna family, that of George Teter, of Schwaigern (the home of several Germanna families). The Germanna George Teter must be distinguished from another George Teter who lived in the Valley at the same time. It is seldom that there were as many marriages between two families as there were between the Teter and the Henkel families.
    "George Teter, born in Schwaigern, married Maria Margretha Luttman, in 1720. In 1727, Hans Jorg Dieter went to the police court in Schwaigern to obtain an exit visa (and to pay the taxes due on his property). The baptism paper of Rev. Paul Henkel in America identifies Georg Teter with Schwaigern. The Dieters arrived in Philadelphia in 1727, and lived in Pennsylvania for a few years. They then moved to Virginia, where George Teter (Jeter) obtained a patent, in Orange County, for 200 acres on the south side of the Robinson River in 1735/6. The patent was adjacent to Michael Cook, who was also from Schwaigern. George Teter died about ten years after this, for Margaret Teter obtained a bond in the administration of his estate in 1743/4. She signed for herself as Maria Mariagreda Dieter.
    "The record of the family grows hazy for a period. Disposition of the land and the remarriage of Maria Margaret are unknowns. Eight children are known, but two apparently died as infants, and information on one daughter is scarce. Among the knowns:

    1. George (b. 1730), married, about 1764, Mary Ann Margaret Henkel.
    2. Paul (b. ca 1732), married Rebecca Henkel.
    3. Mary Barbara (b. May 1734), married, first, Rev. Jacob Henkel, and, second, David Harman.
    4. Philip (b. ca 1733 - 36), married Susanna Henkel
    5. Rosina, married Marin Peterson.

    "I am not sure just how the Paul Henkel, mentioned here recently, fits into this picture, but I have few doubts about his being a part of this picture. The Henkels apparently never lived in the Germanna community, but, with all of the marriages between the Henkel and Teter families, it would appear that Henkels should be honorary members.
    "The marriages between the Henkels and Teters took place in North Carolina, I believe. My comments are based on an article on George Teter by Franklin Cockran in Beyond Germanna."

    4] Henckel Genealogical Bulletin:
    Court appointed wife as administrator on Mar 23, 1744 (NS). Henckel Genealogical Bulletin, page 147 lists 11 children. On page 173 this number is reduced to 7. Eva Winfield has the 11 listed on page 147 of the Bulletin.

    "Father: Johann Michael Dieter b: 26 MAR 1671 in Schwaigern, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg
    "Mother: Maria Catharina Frey b: 2 APR 1672 in Schwaigern, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg

    "Marriage 1: Margaretha Anna Lüttmann b: 1 JUN 1701 in Schwaigern, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg
    Married: 19 DEC 1720 in Schwaigern, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg (4)

    Note:
    "1. In 1727, Hans Jorg Dieter and his wife Maria Margaretha Luttman of Schwaigern wanted to emigrate to Pennsylvania. They went to the police court to get permission and to pay the necessary taxes. There an inventory of their possessions was made. The list is interesting for what it contains. At the time Hans Jorg was in his late twenties and Maria Margaretha was in her middle twenties. They should have had one child, Johann Michael, at this time. The court minutes state that, "Hans Jorg Dieter, son of Schwaigern Mayor Hans Michael Dieter, has decided in furtherance of his expected success to render himself to Pennsylvania under Royal British Sovereignity."
    "They did arrive in Philadelphia later in the year and lived for a time in Lancaster County in PA. By 1736, he has taken a land patent for 200 acres in the Robinson River community among the Germanna people. The choice of the location is not unusual as Schwaigern was the home of several Germanna families. In the colonies, he became known as George Teter but he should be distinguished from the George Teter who lived at the same time in Opequon."
    "Returning to the possessions, the value is quoted in two denominations, Gulden and Kreuzer. I do not know the relative or the absolute value of either of these. But in the list below, values will be quoted in Kreuzer except those which specifically say Gulden (G). More to the point is what they did own:
    "George's property included a black coat (3G), a new gray parker (10G), a pair of leather trousers (2G). This is the only pair of trousers that he owned. Quoting now in Kreuzer, George also owned a hat (30), two pairs knitted white stockings (30), a cotton necktie (15), three shirts (15 each), and two working shirts (40 each). He also owned a book given to him by his father.
    "Mary's property made a longer list: one good brown skirt (1G), one worn out skirt (30), a red bodice (50), a medium brown hat (40), a heavy cap (50), a cotton Schurz (15), a white one of the same kind (20), a black Damst(?)(25), white worn sewed up cap (15), another of the same kind (10), three good skirts (30 each), two bad skirts (20 each), two good veils (30), a white neckcloth (11), pair white woolen stockings (15).
    "Note that no shoes are listed for either of them. Household property was listed by name but not value. That sub-list included: linen, tin pans and pots, copper pans and pots, iron pots to prepare cakes, wooden pans and pots, a bed, tables, kitchen furniture, one chair. Two new church songbooks were also included.
    "More of their assets were in livestock and feed: one brown cow was worth 18 Gulden, one pig at one G, one male sheep at 20 G, four zentner of hay at 2 G and 40 bands of straw at one G.
    "There should have been clothing for Johann Michael, the young son, but none is listed. Perhaps he had died which would be consistent with a lack of records for him in America.
    "2. The George Teter family of Virginia was another Schwaigern family that arrived in Philadelphia in 1727. The family lived in Pennsylvania for a few years before settling in Virginia. An association with the Henckel family began there and, I believe, there were eventually four marriages between the two families. The German spelling of Teter was the sound-alike name of Dieter.
    "3. Emigration to America
    Ship: Molly
    Captain: John Hodgson
    From: Rotterdam
    By Way of: Deal
    Arrival: Philadelphia, 30 Sep 1727

    "70 Palatines men over 16 and their families, approximately 300 people."

    "Name, Age Town of Residence Source Remarks (USA, Spelling Variations, Occupation, Relationships, etc.)
    Johann Georg Dieter, 28
    Maria Margaretha (Lüttmann)
    Johann Michael, 5
    Maria Christina, 1
    Schwaigern, Baden
    Teter; To Lancaster, PA; Orange Co, VA; Rowan Co, NC; and Pendleton Co, WV.

    "Source: http://www.palproject.org/pa/1727molly.htm"

    4] Emigrants (from Schwaigern) of the 18th & 19th Century by Wolfram Angerbauer (translated by Karl and Marlene Buchhalter and provided by Mrs. Eva Kendall of Schwaigern, Germany)
    "Immigration and migration was in the Zabergan and Leintal specific regions in central Swabia. Already in earlier centuries very common according to preserved tax returns and estate registers there was a strong population movement between the years 1370-1546.
    "During the years of the 30 Years War (1618-1648) the population declined rapidly due to plundering soldiers, sickness, epidemics, and hunger. Immigration and childbirth created a slow rise in population after the year 1650.
    "The Palantine War of Succession (1688-1697) brought again great burdens and upheavels to the region. In the 18th century, the Spanish War of Succession (1701-1741) and the Austrian War of Succession (1741-1748) caused once again great unrest in southwestern Germany. Those two wars did not have the devastating effect on the region as the previous ones had, and as a result, the population showed a significant increase in the first half of the century.
    "Several famalies immigrated in 1706 from the town of Niederhofen. In 1711 appeared the name of Magdalene Schauer from the town of Massenbach in the earliest German church register in North America. The year 1727 brought a new mass immigration into the British Colonies of North America. Approximately 1,500 immigrants landed in Philadelphia and most of them settled in Pennsylvania. Among the registered passengers were Johann Georg Dieter and Johannes Steger with their families from Schwaigern.
    "In 1729 followed from Schwaigern, Johann Georg Hoffert with family. In 1730 his daughter, Anna Christina, with her husband, Kaspar Krieger. At the height of the immigration surge between the years 1731-1732, 15 families and 3 single persons (a total of about 75 people) left Schwaigern for Pennsylvania.
    "Johann Martin Bauer, Hans Jacob Bockle, Paul Boger, Johannes Ebermann, Christopher Engler, Ulrich Fischer, the brothers, Michael and Friedrich Gebert, Wendel Holl, Johann Paul Lederer, Hans Jorg Lohrmann, Andreas Schuttler, Johann Gottfried Stahl, Jackob Weiss, and Friedrich Willheit, all with their families. In addition the 3 single persons: Martin Boger (brother of Paul Boger), Georg Glasbrenner, and Hans Jerg Heinrich."

    "Characteristics which an immigrating woman must have:
    A strong, hardy, resistant body
    Robust health
    Resistant soul, strong nerves
    No consideration for herself
    Kind and helpful toward others"

    "A Schwaigern immigrant, Peter Lohrmann, answers a letter from Germany in 1739: From your letter I assume that you people have it really bad with compulsory service, guard duty, taxes and sickness. Here in America it is much better. I serve 1 day a year and give 18 (?). I give my tithe and there is no penalty of 30f1(?). What I build and what I grow belongs to me. We are very happy here, and we live every day as well as the Wucherer [ Matthias Wucherer--He was the richest citizen in Schwaigern at the time]. I have 4 horses, 3 cows, 1 calf and 9 pigs. I also have many chickens and pidgeons. You must work hard or else you have nothing. If you work, you can make a very good living. If it is the way I have heard, I never want to live with you again. [His wife adds]: I have no desire to be in Germany again. If you come to me I will give you plenty of apples!!!"

    "Children
    Johann Michael Dieter b: 18 SEP 1722 in Schwaigern, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg
    Maria Christina Dieter b: 25 OCT 1726 in Schwaigern, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg
    Johann Georg Dieter b: 6 APR 1730 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Commonwealth
    Paul Dieter b: ABT 1732 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Commonwealth
    Barbara Maria Dieter b: MAY 1734 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Commonwealth
    Philip Dieter b: ABT 1736 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Commonwealth"

    "Sources:
    1. Title: Schwaigern Kirchenbuch, 1600-1913
    Author: Evangelische Kirche Schwaigern (OA Brackenheim)
    Publication: FHL International Films #1184789 through #1184792 (4 Films)
    Note: 1184789: Taufen, Heiraten, Tote 1600-1699 Taufen 1700-1776 Heiraten 1700-1789 Taufen 1776-1789 Tote 1700-1789 Tauf-, Heirats-,Toten-Index 1730-1810 Taufen 1789-1807 Heiraten 1789-1805 Tote 1789-1807 Heiraten 1805-1807 Taufen 1808-1866;
    1184790: Taufen 1867-1896 Heiraten 1808-1884 Tote 1808-1913;
    1184791: Konfirmationen 1801-1881 Familienbuch ab 1700 Familien der Grafen Neipperg Familienbuch ab 1808;
    1184792: Familienbuch & Index ab 1808, 1876.
    Note: Superior
    Repository:
    Note: Mikrofilme aufgenommen von Manuskripten im Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart
    Media: Manuscript
    Page: Familienbuch ab 1700, Page 75

    2. Title: Schwaigern Kirchenbuch, 1600-1913
    Author: Evangelische Kirche Schwaigern (OA Brackenheim)
    Publication: FHL International Films #1184789 through #1184792 (4 Films)
    Note: 1184789: Taufen, Heiraten, Tote 1600-1699 Taufen 1700-1776 Heiraten 1700-1789 Taufen 1776-1789 Tote 1700-1789 Tauf-, Heirats-,Toten-Index 1730-1810 Taufen 1789-1807 Heiraten 1789-1805 Tote 1789-1807 Heiraten 1805-1807 Taufen 1808-1866;
    1184790: Taufen 1867-1896 Heiraten 1808-1884 Tote 1808-1913;
    1184791: Konfirmationen 1801-1881 Familienbuch ab 1700 Familien der Grafen Neipperg Familienbuch ab 1808;
    1184792: Familienbuch & Index ab 1808, 1876.
    Note: Superior
    Repository:
    Note: Mikrofilme aufgenommen von Manuskripten im Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart
    Media: Manuscript
    Page: 1600-1699 Taufen, Page 210

    3. Title: Schwaigern Familienbätter, 1600-1789
    Author: Evangelische Kirche Schwaigern (OA Brackenheim)
    Publication: FHL International Film #2125560
    Note: Familienblätter A-F 1600-1789; G-L 1600-1789; M-S 1600-1789; Sch-Z 1600-1789
    Repository:
    Note: Mikrofilme aufgenommen von Manuskripten im Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart
    Media: Manuscript
    Page: Page 185

    4. Title: Teter Descendants of Hans Jorg and Maria Dieter
    Author: Eva A. Winfield
    Publication: Gateway Press, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992
    Note: Teter Descendants of Hans Jorg and Maria Dieter
    Repository:
    Note: Wisconsin State Historical Library
    Media: Book
    Henckel Genealogical Bulletin, Page 456

    5. Title: Pennsylvania German Pioneers
    Author: Ralph B. Strassburger and William J. Hinke
    Publication: 1934 by the Pennsylvania German Society, Norristown, Pennsylvania
    Repository:
    Media: Book

    6. Title: Henckel - Teter Connection
    Author: Kennth F. Moist
    Publication: Masthoff Press, 1966
    Note: Henckel - Teter (Dieter) Connection: A Compilation of the Close Relationship of the Henckel and Teter Families in Early America and to Their New Land.
    Repository:
    Media: Book

    7. Title: Cochrun Family Genealogy
    Author: Dean Cochrun
    Publication: RootsWeb
    Note: Cochrun Family
    Repository:
    Note: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dscochrun
    Media: Electronic
    Text: Court appointed wife as admnx

    SOURCES: Most of the TETER information is from the "Henckel Genealogical Bulletin", pages 84-86, 147-148, 172-175, 330,331, 352, 456. "Pennsylvania German Pioneers'', List 3, p. 13, Strassburger and Hinke. Some of the information can also be found in "Teter Descendants, of Hans Jorg & Maria Dieter", by Eva A. Teter Winfield. The original information was from the Lutheran Church at Schwaigern, near Heilbronn, Brackenheim, Wuertemberg, Germany and the City Archives of Schwaigern, as published by "The Rev. Anthony Jacob Henckel Family National Association". Orange Co., VA Records of Intestate for George Teter, Dec'd., 22 Mar. 1743-24 May 1744. Virginia Land Patent Book 16, p. 475. Orange County, VA Minute Book 2, p. 303, & Minute Book 4, p. 58, 82; Will Book 1, p. 326. "History of St. Clair Co., (Illinois)," Vol. 1, pg. 211, F167, by Nora Lee McWilliams Vest. RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, "Fitschen, Engelken, Dieter / Teter, Ehlen, Klindwort / Klintwort, Dammann, Bredehoft, Meier / Meyer, Ficken and Many Others" by Roger Engelken, rengelken@msn.com., Hans Jerg Dieter; also, "Our Kin: A Family History Collection," by James H. Carroll, jameshcarroll@comcast.net.; his sources were the Lewis Bunker Rohrbach genealogies, 3 Volumes; more information can be obtained at his WebSite: http://www.connectingourkin.com/rohrbach.htm.




    Father: JOHANN\HANS MICHAEL DIETER , the younger ("jung") b: 26 MAR 1671 in Schwaigern, near Heilbronn, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg, Germany
    Mother: MARIA CATHARINA FREY b: 2 APR 1672 in Schwaigern, near Heilbronn, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg, Germany

    Marriage 1 MARIA MARGARETHA "MARGARET" LÜTTMAN , immigrant b: 1 JUN 1701 in Schwaigern, near Heilbronn, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg, Germany
    • Married: 19 DEC 1720 in Schwaigern, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum, Württemberg, Germany
    Children
    1. Has No Children Johannes Michael Teter b: 18 SEP 1722 in Schwaigern, near Heilbronn, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg, Germany
    2. Has No Children Maria Christina Teter b: 25 OCT 1726 in Schwaigern, near Heilbronn, Kirchspiel Brackenheim, Herzogtum Württemberg, Germany
    3. Has Children Unknown Teter b: BET 1727 AND 1729
    4. Has Children George Teter II b: ABT 6 APR 1730 in Lancaster Co., PA
    5. Has Children PAUL TETER , Revolutionary War Soldier b: ABT 1732 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Commonwealth
    6. Has Children Philip Teter b: BET 1733 AND 1736
    7. Has Children Mary Barbara "Barbara" Teter b: MAY 1734 in probably PA
    8. Has No Children Rosina Teter b: AFT 1736

    Sources:
    1. Title: "Henckel Genealogy", 1500-1960, Ancestry and Descendants of Reverend Anthony Jacob Henckel, 1668-1728
      Author: William Sumner Junkin & Minnie Wyatt Junkin; Sponsor: Burt Brown Barker, LL.D.; © 1964 Henckel Family Association
      Publication: Pioneer Evangelical Lutheran Minister, Emigrant from the German Palatinate to America in 1717; Publication: Rev. Anthony Jacob Henckel Family National Association, 1964
      Repository:
      Note: Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO; Call Number: CS 71 H4954 1964
      Media: Book
    2. Title: "Henckel Genealogical Bulletin"
      Author: Nedra Dickman Brill, CGsm, Editor, 2410 Northeast 58th Avenue, Portland, OR 97213-4002; brillnd©pacifier.com
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: Pgs. 86-87, 147-148, 172-175, 330,331, 352, 456
    3. Title: "Henckel Genealogical Bulletin"
      Author: Nedra Dickman Brill, CGsm, Editor, 2410 Northeast 58th Avenue, Portland, OR 97213-4002; brillnd©pacifier.com
      Repository:
      Media: Book

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