Name: Anna Catherine OTTERBACH
Given Name: Anna Catherine
Birth: 2 Jan 1705 in Trupbach, Westphalia, Ger.
Death: BEF 1745 in ,,Va.
from Barb Price:
Change Date: 13 Jan 2017 at 14:56:23
We do not know a great deal about Ailsie Utterback. Sometimes the records spell the nameOtterback.An e-mail message to Germanna Colonies rootsweb 12 Oct 2004 gives this information:Actually, there were three members of the Germanna Colony that were naturalized: Jacob Holtzclaw, John Fishback and John Henry Hoffman/Huffman. They were granted 1800 acres in then Stafford Co, now Fauquier Co., and all 12 families from the First Colony moved to the area called Germantown, now underwater and part of Crockett Park.Jacob Holtzclaw was from the village of Trupbach, as was his first wife, Anna Margreth Otterbach, they lived next door to each other; John Fishback was born in Trupbach, as was his mother, Elizabeth Heimbach, his father, Phillip Fishback being born in Seelbach; and John Hoffman was from Eisern. At the time of their emigration, Jacob and Anna were living in Oberfishbach where Jacob was the schoolteacher, having taken over the job at the death of his brother, Johannes Holzklau, in 1708.The homes of John Hoffman and Tillman Weaver still stand in Eisern, the Weaver home being built around 1500 and the oldest in the village; the Holtzclaw, Jung/Young(they shared a house), Heimbach, Otterbach homes are still standing in Trupbach, being built prior to the 1680's and the old Fishback home in Niederndorf still stands, also being built prior to the 1600's and the home of the original ancestor, Tyl van Fispe.The villages of the 12 original Germanna families are in pretty close proximity to one another--Muesen, Niederndorf, Trupbach, Oberfischbach, Eisern, Rehbach, and Oberschelden--all part of the Nassau-Siegen area of Germany. The village of Oberholzklau is also in this district and probably where the Holtzclaws got their name, the the emigrants of 1714 did not live there.I am a descendant of the Holtzclaw, Fishback, Heimbach and Otterbach families and have been lucky enough to travel to Germany with the Germanna Foundation twice to visit our ancestral homes. I do have photos of the the Weaver, Hoffman, Holtzclaw, Jung/Young, Heimbach, Otterbach and Fishback homes that I'll be posting to the Germanna website and would be happy to send to any of you on the List.Barb Price
Father: Herman Johann OTTERBACH b: ABT 1659 in Trupbach,Nassau-Siegen , Ger.
Mother: Elizabeth HEIMBACH b: 1662 in Seelbach, , , Ger.
Harman FISHBACK b: 21 May 1693 in Trupbach, Ger.
- John FISHBACK b: ABT 1726
- Alse FISHBACK b: ABT 1726
- Herman FISHBACK b: ABT 1740
Johann Heinrich KEMPER b: 2 Mar 1696 in Mussen, , Ger.
in , , Va.