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Johann Hermanus BOTT (1696-1772) m. (1) Anna Kunigunda KEBLER (1696-1749); (2) Anna Catharina HAHN (1701-1771)
s/o Johann Peter BOTT (1663-1744) and Maria Catharina HARTMANN (1673-1754)
d/o Johannes Michael KESSLER (1659-1708) and Anna Catherine TRAUTWEIN )1658-1700)
p/o Johann Reinhardt BOTT (1729-1790)


15 Jan 1696 Johann Hermanus BOTT born at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

1700 Anna Kunigunda KEBLER born (one source says 24 Jul 1696 at Frankenthal, Frankenthal, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany]

22 Nov 1701 Anna Catharina HAHN born at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

1710 Johann Hermanus BOTT baptized at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany [one source says baptism was 15 Jan 1697]

14 Jan 1719 Johann Hermanus BOTT and Anna Kunigunda KEBLER married at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany [At the time of his marriage, Hermanus was described as Schmidtgesell, which indicates he was a journeyman blacksmith. In Sonnenberg records he is called a Schmidtmeister. His first name is listed as both Hermann and Hermanus.]

19 Sep 1721 dau Gertraud BOTT born at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany [Baden Germany Lutheran Baptisms lists parents names and Gertraud Bott; p.42; and Wiesb-Sonnenberg]; died 21 Oct 1721 at Ludwigshafen, Bayern, Germany

1722 son Johann Philip BOTT born Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany [Baden Germany Lutheran Baptisms lists parents names and Johann Philipps Bott; p.88, 89; and Wiesb-Sonnenberg]; died 27 Sep 1725 at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

4 Dec 1723 dau Maria Elisabeth BOTT born at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany; died 1805 at York, PA; married John COOKAS; immigrated with family in 1743

1724 son Johann Heinrich BOTT born Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany [Records of Reformed Congregation of St. Paul's (Wolf's) Church, West Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania, 1764-1936]; died 20 Jul 1734 at Nassau, Deggendorf, Bayern, Germany

15 Jan 1727 son Johann Adam BOTT born at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany; died 1804 at PA; married Julianna LAUMANN; immigrated with family in 1743

17 Feb 1729 son Johann Reinhardt BOTT born at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany; died 5 Jul 1790 at Manchester, York, PA; married Mary Elizabeth BLECKROTH; served in Rev War [SAR 89124; 68972 (doc)] ; immigrated with family in 1743

30 Apr 1731 dau Elizabetha Margaretha BOTT born at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany [Baden Germany Lutheran Baptisms lists parents names and Elisabetha Margretha Bott; p.116, 117; and Oggersheim (doc)]; died 7 Sep 1753 at York, York, PA; immigrated with family in 1743

22 Oct 1733 son Wilhelm Peter BOTT born at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany [Baden Germany Lutheran Baptisms lists parents names and Wilhelm Peter Bott; p.126, 127; and Wiesb-Sonnenberg]; died 27 Jan 1733 at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

22 Dec 1737 dau Maria Ottilla BOTT born at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany; died aft 24 Aug 1756 at York, PA; married John HEGENER; immigrated with family in 1743

30 Jul 1740 son Johann Jacob BOTT born at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany; died aft 22 Nov 1761; married Magdalena LAUMANN; immigrated with family in 1743 [A census of Bottstown was taken in the year of 1788 by the township assessor. There were then 151 inhabitants. The names of the property holders were Peter Lint, joiner, Michael Wise, Gotlieb Reicherd who owned four horses, Jeremiah Shriack, Gabriel Derr, John Ernst, hatter; Mathias Detter, innkeeper; Andrew Wyer, Peter Engelmor, Martin Hap,John Haller, Henry Cunningham, Frederick Horn, baker; widow Hoke, John Detter, saddler; John Kortz, tobacconist; Robert Bailey, gunsmith; Alexander Brown, hosier; Frederick Rothrock, saddler, Andrew Sneider, Robert Lewis, Jacob Bott, son of the founder of the town owned eleven acres of land, one horse, one cow and six sheep and had a family of eight person; Philip Rothrock, Philip Hoffman, Martin Bauer, George Fink, Nicholas Reisinger, Frederick Roemer, Frederick Eichelberger and Mathias Ament. The entire property valuation was £2,554 in Pennsylvania currency.]

nd Johann Hermanus BOTT listed as sponsor at baptism at Jacob Lischy’s Church in York, PA

1743 Johann Hermanus BOTT listed in Philadelphia County, PA Early Census Index

2 Sep 1743 Johann Hermanus BOTT and Anna Kunigunda KEBLER and family immigrated to Philadelphia on the Loyal Judith; sailed from Rotterdam Jul 1743 [EGLE, WILLIAM HENRY, editor Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, with the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808. (Pennsylvania Archives, ser. 2, vol. 17.) Harrisburg [PA]: E.K. Meyers, 1890. 787p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1967. P. 238] [BURGERT, ANNETTE KUNSELMAN. Palatine Origins of Some Pennsylvania Pioneers. Myerstown, PA: AKB Publications, 2000. 574p. p.38] [STRASSBURGER, RALPH BEAVER. Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Edited by William John Hinke. Norristown [PA]: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934. 3 vols. Vols. 1 and 3 reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1964. Repr. 1983. Vol. 1. 1727-1775. 776p. p.335, 337] Brother Hans Hendrick BOTT was part of Bott family immigrants. Also on the ship were Johann Emrich Bott his brother and a Peter Bott, the latter who was 35 years old. Peter is possibly a brother or other relative of Hermanus and Emrich, although he does not appear in the Sonnenberg church records

1 Sep 1743 Hermanus and Emrich signed the required oath to King George II on September 1, 1743 at the Court House in Philadelphia (Strassburger & Hinke,
German American Pioneers, volume 1, Lists 97 A, B, & C, pages 334-339.)

1 Apr 1744 Johann Hermanus BOTT’s father Johann Peter BOTT died at Sonnenberg, Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

1748 Johann Hermanus BOTT listed in Philadelphia County, PA Early Census Index

1749 Anna Kunigunda KEBLER died

13 Jun 1749 Johann Hermanus BOTT and Anna Catharina HAHN married at Christ Lutheran Church, York, York, PA

10 Aug 1750 Johann Hermanus BOTT received warrant for 279 ac, p6 Pers at Manchester, York, PA; Returned 11 Aug 1750; original survey was made 1 Mar 1738 (doc) [BOTTSTOWN – Page 520: In the year 1750, on the 9th day of August, Hermanus Bott obtained a patent from the honorable proprietaries of Pennsylvania, John Penn and Richard Penn, for 297 acres of land, west of the Codorus Creek, adjoining the town of York, in the township of Manchester. He was an industrious farmer, having emigrated from Germany a few years before and purchased a lot in York.]

2 Sep 1750 Johann Hermanus BOTT naturalized at York, York, PA

1754 Johann Hermanus BOTT divided his land into lots to be rented for quitrent of 7 shillings, 1 penny payable in May of each year forever. at what is now Bottsville, PA [
History of York, PA, p.516: “Hermanus BOTT, the land west and southwest “– Codorus (doc)] [BOTTSTOWN – Page 520: In 1753 he conceived the idea of planning a town west of York, which was then but a small village. A survey was made of a portion of Bott’s tract, and about fifty lots were laid out. The main highway of the town was called King Street, and was an extension of High Street (now Market Street) of York. This sturdy German intended really to establish a town to compete with York, and in order to encourage persons to locate in it, offered a title to one lot of ground to any one who would agree to pay “a yearly quit rent of seven shillings and one penny forever, or the value thereof in coin current according to the exchange that shall be between the province of Pennsylvania and the city of London.” The lots were sixty-five feet front on King Street (now West Market) and 460 feet long, crossing an alley. All the rights to quit rent on the south side of the street were afterward purchased by Mathias Smyser. The person obtaining a lot was required “to erect a substantial dwelling house twenty feet square, with a good chimney of brick or stone, to be laid in with lime and sand and to be built within the space of two years from the time the deed was executed.” Some of Bott’s deed were printed at the “New Printing Office of H. Miller and S. Holland at Lancaster,” and bear date of March, 1763. Many of the first houses erected were of logs –a few of them are still standing. Bottstown, after an existence of 130 years, finally, after repeated attempts and invitations, was in the year 1884 annexed to the borough of York. It then had a population of about 300. It took 100 years for its population to double. W. H. Bond for many years has kept the leading store. At the time of the annexation, there were a number of handsome residences. He is listed as purchasing one of the first lots in York Twp #106] [Part of Hermanus property comprised what is not a portion of that part of York city which is west of the Codorus Creek. For many years the area around Market Street, west of the Codorus was know as Bottstown]

1754 Johann Hermanus BOTT listed in Philadelphia County, PA Early Census Index

9 Oct 1763 Johann Hermanus BOTT prepared will at York, York, PA [also submitted 9 Oct 1764; proven 28 Jul 1772 Bott, Herman. Oct. 9, 1764. Executor: Jacob Bott. Manchester Township. Wife: not recorded. Children: Reinhard, Jacob, Cookas wife of John Cookas, and Adelia wife of John Hagener.]

1764 Johann Hermanus BOTT listed as an overseer for the poor at Manchester, York, PA

1 Jan 1771 Anna Catharina HAHN died at York, York, PA

28 Jul 1772 Johann Hermanus BOTT died at Manchester, York, Pennsylvania