Name: John Adam WUERTEMBERGER
Given Name: John Adam
Birth: 22 Feb 1760 in Reading, Berks Co., Penn
Death: Jul 1825 in Washington Co., Tenn.
1781 A private in George Reim's Co. 1st. Regt. Berks Co., Penn Militia.
Change Date: 15 Feb 2004 at 18:36:11
On 13 May 1785 he was recorded in the class roll of Peter Gower's Co., 1st Berks Co. Militia.
Had Sarah a black woman and Samuel a black man, these were to be sold when all children reached 18 yrs. old.
Father of Wattenbarger family
It is evident that Adam left the Pennsylvania area in 1790 to migrate to Virginia, and from there on to Washington Co., Tenn. where he settled for the remainder of his life.
Per Aunt Doolie: The city of Philadeplhia became crowded with immigrants during the Palantine immigration. Though they brought many skills with them and did much to improve the lives of the early settlers, their main interest was in the land. They moved out of the city to the rich limestone valleys of Pennsylvania. They built sturdy barns and houses, and did well with their stock and crops. Since they spoke a strange dialect and on being asked who they were by the English and Scotch-Irish settlers, they would reply "Deutsch", so the settlers called them Dutch.
the Wattenbargers, were hard workers and thrifty. They have been called stingy, but that is not true. They helped their neighbors and took good care of their children. They thought to waste was a sin. As far as Aunt Doolie knew, none of them ever accepted charity or lived off of another man's toil.
According to history the Wattenbargers came from the Rhine Valley Germany in 1791 to Pennsylvania on the boat SHIRLEY. James Allen was Captain of the boat. There were 288 passengers aboard. According to history A Mrs. Wattenbarger and her five sons came over on the boat SHIRLEY. The sons were all under 16 except 2. Michael and John George were 16 or older. Some members of the family came south to Virginia and North Carolina, while others remained in Pennsylvania where they engaged in the tannery business and in the manufacture of fine dress shoes for women. Some of the descendants of the Wattenbargers who settled in Virginia came to upper East Tennessee.
Father: John\Johann Adam WUERTEMBERGER b: 1733/1735 in Wertemberger,Germany
Mother: Anna Maria STROHECKER b: 1738 in Berks Co.,Pa./Germany
Maria Elizabeth FERNTZELER b: 4 Dec 1768 in Berks Co., Penn
4 Feb 1783
in Reading, Berks Co., Penn
- William WUERTEMBERGER b: 8 Apr 1785 in Berks Co., Penn
- John Adam WUERTEMBERGER III b: 20 Jun 1787 in Reading, Berks Co., Penn
- Anna Maria WUERTEMBERGER b: 1 Jul 1789 in Berks Co., Penn
- Jacob WATTENBARGER b: ABT 1790 in Rockingham Co., Virginia
- Peter WATTENBARGER b: ABT 1797 in Virginia
- Solomon WATTENBARGER b: ABT 1800 in Washington Co., Tenn.
- Michael WATTENBARGER b: 30 May 1804 in Washington Co., Tenn.
- Elizabeth (Betsy) WATTENBARGER b: ABT 1807 in Washington Co., Tenn.
- Sarah WATTENBARGER b: 29 Oct 1809 in Washington Co., Tenn.
- Frederick Theodore WATTENBARGER b: 10 Jun 1810 in Leesburg, Washington Co., Tenn
- George WATTENBARGER b: ABT 1813 in Washington Co., Tenn.
- Samuel WATTENBARGER b: ABT 1815 in Washington Co., Tenn.
Anne Mary SMITH
17 Nov 1806
in Greene Co., Tenn