Weitzel, Frederick 1 2

Birth Name Weitzel, Frederick
Gender male
Age at Death about 85 years


From https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Weitzel-550:

Frederick Weitzel was probably born before 1738 in the Palatinate (now Germany). It is assumed that he came to Pennsylvania as an infant because he was later naturalized in 1762.[1]

Possible Father:

Frederick may have been the son of Werner Weitzel (1711-1784) of Berks County, Pennsylvania.

On 16 Sep 1738, Johann Werner Weitzel (27) was among the male passengers over 16 years listed on the ship, Queen Elizabeth, when it arrived in Philadelphia, PA, having departed from Rotterdam with a stop in England. Also listed on the ship manifest are Henrich (30) and Martin (28) Weitzel, whose relationship is unknown.[2]

On 12 Apr 1762, Werner and Frederick Weitzel, both of Berks County, PA, were naturalized.[1]

From baptismal records of St John's Reformed Church (commonly called Hain's), in Heidelberg Twp, Berks, PA, it is known that Frederick Weitzel was married to Anna Maria. Her maiden name is unknown.

Possible Children:

Anna Rosina (1764-1792) married John B REAM
Michael (1765-1845) married Juliana REAM
Werner (1766- ) married Barbara
Jacob (1770-1833) married Elizabeth FREY
Frederick (1771- ) married Elizabeth HEINER
John (1773- )
Juliana (1774- )
Christian (1777-1840) married Catherine DAUBERT
Daniel (1786-1867) married Catherine FRY
Anna Mary married John WEISS

Revolutionary War Service:
Between 1777-1778, Frederick served as a private in the Berks County Militia, 4th Battalion, 7th Company, under Capt Sebastian Miller and Lt Col Hiester.[3][4]

Events: Cumru, Berks, PA

1765 Tax List: Frederick & Werner Weitzel (Screen# 349)[5]
13 Aug 1765; Bapt of son Michael: son of Frederick & Anna Maria Weitzel (p.61)[6][7]
1768 Tax List[8]
9 Mar 1773; Bapt of son John: son of Frederick Weitzel (p.63)[6][9]
4 May 1773; Land Warrant: 12 Acres [10]
23 May 1774; Bapt of daughter Juliana: daughter of Frederick and wife Weitzel (p.65)[6][11]
1779-1785 Tax Lists[12][13][14][15][16]
1786-1789 Tax List[17][18][19][20]
20 Jun 1790; Bapt Sponsors for Daniel Weitzel son of Werner & Barbara Weitzel; Spons: Frederick & Anna Maria Weitzel (p.88)[6]
1793 Tax Lists: Frederick Sr & Frederick Jr[21]
1800 Males: 1<10, 1<15, 1>45+; Females: 1<25, 1>45+[22]
1810 Males: 1<15, 1<25, 1<44, 1>45+; Females: 1<10, 1>45+ [23]

Frederick wrote his will, 7 Jun 1820, in Berks, PA. It was proved, 26 Aug 1820. It lists his sons: Daniel, John, Frederick, Jacob, and Christian WEITZEL; and children of dec’d daughters: Rosina (wife of John REAM), Anna Mary (wife of John WISE/WEISS). The wording also leaves open possible other children not named. The executors were sons Jacob and Christian.[24] It is believed that his wife Anna Maria predeceased him.

Frederick Weitzel died, Aug 1820, in Cumru Twp, Berks, PA and is buried in St John's Hains Cemetery in Wernersville.[25]

The surname of Weitzel is spelled in various ways in early records: Weitzel, Wetzel, Wetzler



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1735 Palatinate, Germany    
Death 1820 Cumru Twp., Berks Co., Pennsylvania, United States of America    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Weitzel, Johann Wernerabout 1711after 1782
         Weitzel, Frederick about 1735 1820


Family of Weitzel, Frederick and Unknown, Anna Maria (wife of Frederick Weitzel)

Unknown Partner Unknown, Anna Maria (wife of Frederick Weitzel) ( * + ... )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Weitzel, Christian25 February 177715 April 1840

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