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  • ID: I812
  • Name: Johann Peter Heydrich
  • Given Name: Johann Peter
  • Surname: Heydrich
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 APR 1710 in Oberalben,,Ulmet,Rheinpfalz,PALATINATE,
  • Baptism: 17 APR 1710 Oberalben,Reformed Church Parish of Ulmet,Ulmet,Rheinpfalz,PALATINATE,
  • Death: 28 MAR 1788 in ,,Lebanon/Lancaster,Pennsylvania,USA,
  • Death: 23 MAR 1789 in ,,Lebanon/Lancaster,Pennsylvania,USA,
  • Burial: ,Family burial plot near Swatara Gap,Lancaster County,Pennsylvania,USA,
  • Note:
    [Transcribed by: Diann Sadler 4/10/97
    Edited by: Duane Poncy 3/9/99
    Source : Book -" The Hedrick Family"
    Fifth revised edition 1996
    Editors: Charles Fisher Ward Jr and Sr.]

    Born in RheinPfalz, Germany, Johann Peter Heyderich/Heydrich Sr. came with his family to America on the ship "Robert & Alice" arriving at the port of Philadelphia on Sept. 11, 1738. He and his family settled in East Hanover Township, Lancaster Co. PA. near the Swatara Gap in the Blue Mountains. Here Peter built a block house for his family, which was to be used by friends and neighbors as protection. This was before the beginning of the French and Indian War 1754-1763. There is no doubt that Peter had experienced military training before coming to American for he was quick to organize and train a local guard. He held the rank of Captain, and his home was to become "Fort Swatara".

    At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Peter Heyderich, Sr. organized, trained, and outfitted a company of men to be attached to Colonel [Timothy] Green's Battalion (Flying Camp) of Lancaster Co. PA. He was commissioned as Lt. colonel and received 60 stands of arms (180) as shown on Service record dated Sept. 9, 1776. Two of Peter Heyderich's sons also served in the Revolutionary War: Capt. Peter Hedrick, Jr. , with the North Carolina Troops and Pvt. John Adam Hedrick, with Capt. Bradley's Co., 9th. Bn. of PA.

    On the List of Revolutionary War Soldiers buried in Lebanon Co. PA. you find Lt. Col. Peter Hedrich buried in the Family Burial Plot, near Swatara Gap

    [From Heidrich web site:]
    The Peter Heidrich family came from Oberalben/Ulmet area in the RheinPfalz region of Germany. They arrived in America on 11 September 1738 onboard the ship 'Robert and Alice' at the port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    NOTE: The name Heidrich has gone through many variations of spelling in the USA. Samples:
    NAME: Heydrich, Haedderich, Headrick, Hedrick, Hatrick, Hetrick, Hedderich, Hedderick and about 5 or 6 more variations.
    NAMES(as of 1990's): Headrick, Hedrick

    Born April 17, 1710 Johann (John) Peter Hedrick, Sr. was baptized in the Reformed Church Parish of Ulmet, RheinPfalz, Rhineland (Germany). On March 18, 1731 he married Anna Otilia (Otila) "Milla" Blum in Germany. They along with their son Peter arrived in America on the ship Robert and Alice on September 11, 1738 at the Port of Pa. Philadelphia, Pa. They located in the East Hanover Twp, Lancaster Co. Pa., where he became a community leader and a patriot. He was in the Lancaster Co. Militia with the title of Lt. Colonel. After the death of "Milla" he married two (2)
    times. He died on March 28, 1788. Two of their sons Peter Hedrick, Jr. b. December 17, 1733-d. January 24, 1798 and Johann Adam Hedrick, Sr. moved to what is now Davidson County, NC in about 1755. Peter Hedrick volunteered to the patriot army the Salisbury District Militia. He was commissioned a Lieutenant and rose to the rank of Captain. There is a monument to his honor at his burial place in the cemetery of Beck's United Church of Christ. It is nine feet high and stands on a solid concrete base 4X5 feet. It is constructed of beautiful native flint stone laid in concrete and was dedicated on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Peter Hedrick and his
    family are believed to have been among the founders of Beck's Reformed Church.

    [Sources: Article 529-Hedrick Connections by Cyril L. Johnson, his sources -tombstone inscriptions.
    Article 542-Captain Johann Peter Hedrick-From Original History Hedrick Family by Jefferson
    Article 543-Captain Peter Hedrick by Lena Swing Cliff with sources from Family Bible, NC Colonial Records, DAR Records, Dr. Jacob Calvin Leonard's materials, and in public records.
    All the above from - Davidson County Heritage-NC 1982 Published by: The Genealogical Society of Davidson County, PO Box 1665, Lexington, NC 27292]
    Ship Name and arrival date to America: Pennsylvania German Pioneer: A publication of Original List of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 1727-1808: By Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Edited by William John Hinte, 9041-Vol. 1- 1727-1775 (Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., 1964 (Robert & Alice from Rotterdam; List 55-A; Walter Goodman
    Master; Pages 212-216).

    Reference - Passenger List 55A names Palatine passengers - Peter, Gerit, Adam, Jan Jurich, and Christopher Hedrick. The ship came from Rotterdam via Dover England to Philadelphia, PA according to List 55A sworn to on 11 Sep., 1738, by the ship's Master Walter Goodman. The passengers numbered 106 men and 53 women. Source - Straseburger's Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Vol. I, page 212. Another source has the name of the ship, 'Robert and Oliver'.

    In Lancaster County, PA he built a block house for his family, which was to be used by friends and neighbors as protection from the rampaging Indians. The building had been constructed with
    "Musketry" slots where the guns could be fired without exposure. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, Peter, demonstrated his loyalty by organizing, training, and outfitting a company of
    men to be attached to Colonel Green's Battalion (Flying Camp) of Lancaster County, PA. Peter was commissioned as Lt. Colonel and received 60 stands of arms (180) as shown on a Service
    Record dated 9 Sep., 1776. In 1788, Peter, deeded land to two of his sons, John and Phillip by his second wife. On 28 Mar., 1789 Letters of Administration in the estate of Peter Hetrick were
    granted to Catherine Hetrick and Christopher Enterline. A notation in the letter states that the estate was not sufficient to warrant a Court Probte. It appears that he deeded the land in order
    to leave no estate.
  • Reference Number: 2113

    Father: Johann Adam Heydrich b: 1654 in ,,Ulmet,Rheinpfalz,PALATINATE,
    Mother: Elizabeth Faust b: 20 JAN 1672 in Oberalben,,Ulmet,Rheinpfalz,PALATINATE,

    Marriage 1 Anna Otilia (Millenia) Blum b: 1711 in Rothweiler,,,Rheinpfalz,PALATINATE,
    • Married: 18 MAR 1730 in Lichtenberg,,,Prussia,PRUSSIA,
    1. Has No Children Johann Peter Hedrick b: 17 DEC 1732 in Oberalben,,Ulmet,Rheinpfalz,PALATINATE,
    2. Has No Children Maria Catarina Hedrick b: 11 JUN 1734 in Oberalben,,Ulmet,Rheinpfalz,PALATINATE,
    3. Has No Children Anna Maria Hedrick b: 12 FEB 1735 in Oberalben,,Ulmet,Rheinpfalz,PALATINATE,
    4. Has No Children Johannes Henry Hedrick b: 23 NOV 1736 in Oberalben,,Ulmet,Rheinpfalz,PALATINATE,
    5. Has Children Johann Adam Hedrick b: 12 OCT 1741 in East Hanover,,Lebanon/Lancaster County,Pennsylvania,USA,
    6. Has No Children George Hedrick b: 12 SEP 1743
    7. Has No Children Johann George Hedrick b: 12 OCT 1743 in East Hanover,,Lebanon/Lancaster County,Pennsylvania,USA,

    Marriage 2 Phillipina Strivens b: 1735 in ,,,Pennsylvania,USA,
    • Married: 1760 in ,,Lancaster County,Pennsylvania,USA,

    Marriage 3 Catherine Hummel Weiser b: 26 FEB 1715
    • Married: 12 DEC 1780 in ,,Lancaster County,Pennsylvania,USA,
    • Divorced: 5 FEB 1783 in ,,Lancaster County,Pennsylvania,USA,
    • Divorced:
    • Note: A contract for Seperation was signed by both parties on February 5, 1783, in Lancaster County, PA.
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