Person Sheet


Name Maria Barbara GEIST
Birth abt 1698, Preuschdorf (Bas- Rhin, ) France
Death abt 1749, Frederick Co., Virginia
Father Hans Nichlaus GEIST
Spouses
1 Martin (Hans Martin) WETZEL
Birth 6 Sep 1700, Preuschdorf (Bas-Rhin) France
Death 2 Aug 1760, Frederick Co., Virginia
Education Hans Martin was probably unable to read and/or write in English, and signed his name with a distinctive "mark."
Father Hans Nichol (Nicklaus) WETZEL
Mother Maria Barbara MOTZ (MOTZIN)
Marriage 6 Jan 1720, Gerstorff, Germany
Children Martin (1724-~1782)
Nicholas (1727-1793)
Katharina (1728-~1794)
Maria Barbara (1732-)
Henry (George Henry) (1731-)
John (1733-1786)
Susanna (~1737-<1794)
Notes for Maria Barbara GEIST
Maria Barbara Geist accompanied her husband, Martin Wetzel, to America, aboard the "Britanna," arriving in Philadelphia in 1731. They brought 3 children with them: Martin Wetzel, Jr., born 1724; Nicholas Wetzel, born 1727; and Katharina Wetzel, born 1728. At least 3 more children were were born to the family in America: Henry (George Henry) Wetzel, born, probably in 1731; John Wetzel, born 1733; and Susanna Wetzel, born about 1737.

These names & dates are given in Albert Herbert Toothman's document "The Wetzels and Bonnets".

Image material for Martin (Hans Martin) Whetsel and Maria Barbara Geist may be seen at:
http://webpages.charter.net/cwfw/Photographs/Martin(HansMartin)Whetsel.jpg
Last Modified 2 Nov 2005 Created 26 Apr 2006 using Reunion for Macintosh

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