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John Erhart WOLFENSBARGER (1695-1761) m. Anna Margarethe ENSMINGER (1697-1777)
s/o Johan Erhart WOLFENSBARGER (1666-1740) m. Ursula EMM (1670-1740)
d/o Philip ENSMINGER (1666-1739) m. Elizabeth QUIRIN (1671-1741)

1695 John Erhart [Adam] WOLFENSBARGER born at Wolschheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France (oldest of 6 children) [one sources says birth was 1694] Wolschheim is near and to the south-east of Saverne. This village of Wolschheim is located in France, but it in Germany at that time. His parents had converted to Catholism abt 1680
1 Mar 1697 Anna Margarethe ENSMINGER born at Waldhambach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France (oldest dau; 6th of 13 children) Her parents were born in Waldhambach which is less than 5 km north of Durstel. [Netherlands GenealogieOnline states birth as 1672, which does not sound right:
https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-post-oost/I120901.php; it has a 2nd record that says 20 Aug 1699, which sounds much better: https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-post-oost/I120886.php] [US International Marriage Records indicates birth as 1697 and marriage 1721 to John Adam Wolfensberger]
21 Sep 1697 Anna Margarethe ENSMINGER christened at Durastel, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France ; her father was a smith at Mattstall; on Feast of Matthew. Sponsors: Johann SCHMIDT, smith of Wolffskirch; Bartholomaeus EBERHARDT, carpenter apprentice at Durstel; Catherine Elisabetha, daughter of Johanna George DIETER, weaver of Durstel; Anna Margatetha, daughter of Georg Nicolai QUIRIN, rent master at Wolffskirch. (LDS film729,715) [Durstel is 20 NW of Wolschheim] [Netherlands GenealogieOnline confirms this date for christening: https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/genealogie-post-oost/I120907.php]
27 Jan 1719 John Erhart WOLFENSBARGER married Anna Margarethe ENSMINGER at [Mattstall], Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France [Mattstall is 30 km NE of Wolschheim] [US International Marriage Records indicates birth as 1697 and marriage 1721 to John Adam Wolfensberger]
16 Oct 1721 son John Peter WOLFENSBARGER born at Langensoultzbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; married (1) Appolonia BRUNNER abt 1744, (2) Hannah SUMNER 1751 at Shenandoah, VA; died 1802; Langensoulzbach is about 2km southwest of Mattstall [one sources says birth was 1729]
19 Oct 1721 son John Peter WOLFENSBARGER baptized Langensoultzbach where these records were found. (LDS 717,247)
29 Aug 1724 dau Maria Ursula WOLFENSBARGER born at Langensoultzbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; died 8 Sep 1727; buried at Langensoultzbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace
1 Jun 1727 son Jacob Frederick WOLFENSBARGER born at Langensoultzbach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France; married Ann MEISER; died 1764 in Lebanon, PA; buried at Heidelberg, Lebanan, PA
29 Aug 1730 John Erhart WOLFENSBARGER and family Anna Margarethe ENSMINGER, John Peter WOLFENSBARGER, and Jacob Frederick WOLFENSBARGER emigrated to Pennsylvania on ship Thistle of Glasgow; they immediately settled in Earl Township, Lebanon County, PA [Rotterdam to Dover leaving 19 Jun 1730 for PA] [BELL, RAYMOND MARTIN. "European Origins." In Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, vol. 33:3 (1984), pp. 204-210. esp p. 205] [
BURGERT, ANNETTE K. Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America. Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1992. 690p. p548]
3 Aug 1733 dau Anna Maria WOLFENSBARGER born at Campbellstown, [Heidelberg], Lancaster, Pennsylvania; died 1774; married Martin HEFFELFINGER abt 1756 and moved to Cumberland Co, PA
1736 Entire family moved from Earl Township, Lebanon County, PA to about 10 miles to the NW into Heidelberg Township (became Cocalico Twp), Lebanon County.
14 Feb 1739 son John Philip WOLFENSBARGER born at Campbellstown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; married (1) Susanna THOMAS abt 1766; died 14 Jul 1824 at Campbellstown, PA and buried in the Salem Reformed Lutheran Church in Campbellstown; and (2) Charlotte SIHLE
1740 dau Catherine Elizabeth WOLFENSBARGER born at Lebanon, Pennsylvania; married Jacob GEMBERLING 1767 at Lancaster, Lancaster, PA [Find A Grave]
11 Apr 1744 John Erhart WOLFENSBARGER naturalized and he immediately applied for 350 acre. The survey shows 671 acres. Johannes died on on this land intestate prior to 6 July 1761. [
Persons Naturalized in the Province of Pennsylvania, 1740-1773, p19 (doc)]
6 Jul 1761 John Erhart WOLFENSBARGER died at Heidelberg, Lebanon, Pennsylvania (age 66); buried near Schaefferstown Cemetery in Schafferstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, exact location unknown [The WOLFERSBERGERS, SCHAEFFERS, TROUTMANNS and MILLERS (Muellers) were the pillars of the German Reformed Church in Schaefferstown. Some of the WOLFERSBERGERS that were members of that church prior to 1800 were: John (R 889) and wife Elizabeth (R 921), Peter and wife Margarete, Frederick (R 827) and wife Elizabeth (R 891), George (R888) and wife Eva (R 913), Philip (R 876) and wife Margaret and Martin HEFFELFINGER (R 867). (This was before Martin had married Anna Marie WOLFERSBERGER (R 832). Much of the history of the WOLFERSBERGER family is found in the "History of the County of Lebanon, PA", by William Henry EGLE, 1883.] [Gravestone and Memorial photo] [FindAGrave]
28 Sep 1761 John Erhart WOLFENSBARGER estate settled.
1 Dec 1777 Anna Margarethe ENSMINGER died at Schaefferstown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (age 80); buried at Lutheran Church Schaefferstown Cemetery in Schafferstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania [The Luthern Cemetery is located near the center of the town of Schafferstown, Pa. The grave of Anna Margaretha Ensminger Wolfersberger is along side and west of the main road thru the cemetery. The head stone is hand carved out of a brown sandstone. The stone is badly weathered and very difficult to read. It has been reported that the stone also has a carving "Herrerht AdamWolffersperger." It is not known the meaning of this enscription unless it refers to John Adam WOLFERSBERGER, her spouse, and if it does, then it probably means "My master Adam WOLFERSBERGER". In Europe the middle name generally was the name used. The Adam could mean a grand son by that name that died when he was 3 years old. A memorial stone was placed at the foot of Anna Margaretha's grave bythe Wolfensberger Family Association on 27 May 1996 (Memorial Day).This stone also serves as a memorial to her husband Johannes Wolfersberger who died in in 1761. The stone lists their seven children. DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL STONE for JOHANNES WOLFERSBERGER and ANNA MARGARETHA ENSMINGER WOLFERSBERGER In the Lutheran Cemetery, Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, Memorial Day 27 May 1996.] [photo of Memorial] [FindAGrave]

Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index,1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012. Johannes Wolfersberger 1730 Pennsylvania Family Members: Wife Wolfersberger, Anna Margaretha Entzminger; Child Wolfersberger,Johan Peter; Child Wolfersberger, Jacob Friedrich Source Publication Code: 1031.10 Primary Immigrant: Wolfersberger, Johannes
BURGERT, ANNETTE K.
Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America. Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1992. 690p. Page: 548
Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi. Johannes Wolfensberger 1695 France Jul 1761 Schaefferstown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania,
Schaefferstown Cemetery Spouse: Anna Margaretha Wolfensberger Children: Catherine Elizabeth Gemberling

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