Name: Johannes Wilhelm BAST 1
Birth: 26 FEB 1720 in Kaldung, GERMANY
Death: 3 SEP 1777 in Adams Creek (north of Concord), Cabarrus County, North Carolina USA
Burial: 5 SEP 1777 St. John's Lutheran Church, near Mount Pleasant, Mecklenburg County, NC
Immigration: 19 SEP 1732 Port: Philadelphia, PA USA. Point of Origin: Palatines.
Immigration: 1754 Moved to Adams Creek (north of Concord), Cabarrus County, North Carolina USA
Christening: 10 JUL 1721 Evangelisch-Lutherische Church, Heuchelheim Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bayern, GERMANY
Reference Number: IND4772
Pioneer ancestor of the BOST families of North Carolina. Migrated 1754 fr om Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Children: William, ANNA MARIA, Leonhardt, M aria Catherine, John, Elias, Margaretha, Barbara, Elizabeth, Jacob, Georg e, Dorothy, Christina, Margaret and another daughter.
Wife's maiden name unknown.
General Notes: Will was recorded in Mecklenburg County, NC. Records at S t. John's Lutheran Church. Dates of children taken from Baptismal recor d. William, George, Dorothy, Christina, and Margaret may have been bo rn in N. C. (Ref. Records of Old Williams Township Congregation Lutheran C hurch of Northampton County, Pa.)
BIOGRAPHY: THE JOHANNES BAST FAMILY Biographical Notes by Mary Pegram Wes t. Johannes Bast was an educated German, a farmer, the father of fourte en children and all were ardent Lutherans. The first records found to da te are in the History of Old Williams Township Congregation (Luthera n) of Bucks Co., PA. but now in Northampton County due to county line chan ges. Here we find the names of his wife, Susanna Catharina, and nine of h is children. Their church activities are set forth from 1740 until the la te summer 1754. It is safe to assume that the whole family left PA by ear ly fall 1754 and came to NC where they settled in this community of many G erman families.
Johannes secured a land grant on Adams Creek, west of St. John's Church. S ome of his descendants are living there today. Traces of the old John Bo st Meeting House Road remain on the farm even though the road has not be en used for several generations. His land was within walking distance of t he church. Johannes died in late 1777 but Susanna Catharina was livi ng in 1787. Both must have been buried at St. John's but their graveston es have crumbled long ago.
Children by first wife (name not known): William (Ger., Johann Wilhelm Bas t), Anna Maria
Children by Susanna Catharina: Leonhardt b. 10/19/1740 Maria Cathari na b. 3/7/1742 * John b. 8/23/1743 Bucks Co., PA Elias b. 6/24/1747 Buc ks Co., PA Margaretha Barbara b. 3/10/1749 Bucks Co., PA Elizabeth b. 2/24 /1751 Bucks Co., PA, Jacob b. 1/1/1753 George b. unknown, daughter Doroth y, Christina Margaret.
Johannes signed his name Johannes Bast and we have kept this spelling f or our Pioneer Ancestor. In later years it was Anglicized to Bost and so r emains today. Our family is not to be confused with the French Huguenot o ne of the same name-Bost-which fled France and years later some came to Am erica. NC has always been noted for its patriotic citizens. Feeling was st rong against the British Crown before and during the Revolution. British s oldiers tortured St. John's beloved first Pastor, Adolph Nussmann, a nd he later died from these unhealed wounds. Thus, we can understand why t he Bost family took an active part in the cause for freedom. Four of the f ive living sons; William, Elias, Jacob, and George are proven soldiers a nd patriots. There are documents indicating that John also served. Willi am settled early in what is now Catawba County but Elias, Jacob and Geor ge remained in this community near St John's. Jacob was on the first Boa rd of Elders of this church.
Research has turned up the following material. Johannes Bast immigrated wi th his parents from Rotterdam to Philadelphia on 21 Sep 1732 on the sh ip - Pink Plaisance. Johannes parents (Georg and Anna Maria) came with hi m. Johannes was christened 10 Jul 1721 in Evangelisch-Lutherische Churc h, Heuchelheim Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bayern. This area is located just nor th of Ludwigshafen, Germany and south of Worms, Germany. You will need a g ood map to find Frankenthal.
It has been suggested that the first wife of Johannes was Mary KLIEN, wi th a marriage date between 1738 & 1739. I have seen no documentation for t his marriage but is appears safe to assume that William was a son this uni on.
SOURCE: Under The Unicorn
Father: George Jurig BAST b: 1687 in Pfalz, Bayern, GERMANY
Mother: Anna MAREE b: 1689 in GERMANY
[--?--] b: BET 1715 AND 1725
- Johann William BAST b: ABT 1738 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania USA
Susannah Catharina MOYER b: ABT 1723 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania USA
in Bucks County, Pennsylvania USA
- Leonhardt BOST b: 11 FEB 1740 in Williams Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (now USA)
- Maria Catharina BOST b: 1 FEB 1742 in Williams Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (now USA)
- Christina BOST b: ABT 1743 in Williams Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
- Johannes John "R. S." BOST b: 23 AUG 1743 in Williams Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (now USA) c: 18 OCT 1743 in Williams Township Congregation Lutheran Church, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (now USA)
- Elias BOST b: 24 JUN 1747 in Williams Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (now USA)
- Margaretha Barbara BOST b: 24 MAR 1749 in Williams Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (now USA)
- Elizabeth BOST b: 24 FEB 1751 in Williams Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (now USA)
- Johanne Jacob BOST b: 29 JAN 1753 in Saint Luke's, Northampton County, Pennsylvania USA
- Anna Maree BOST b: OCT 1753 in Saint Luke's, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
- Johann George BOST b: ABT 1760 in Mecklenburg (nka Cabarrus) County, North Carolina USA
- Dorothy BOST b: 1762 in Mecklenburg (nka Cabarrus) County, North Carolina USA
- Margaret BOST b: 12 OCT 1773 in Mecklenburg (nka Cabarrus) County, North Carolina USA
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