Voit, George 1

Birth Name Voit, George 2 3 4
Also Known As Foit, George
Also Known As Foit, George
Gender male
Age at Death 76 years, 11 months, 30 days



Birth: Aug. 31, 1819
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death: Aug. 30, 1896
Erie County
New York, USA

Apparently, it seems (but is a mystery). The Voits changed their name from Schlegel to Voit then to Foit.

I had found two naturalization's: (both unconfirmed at this point). One might be for his father (Naturalized in Buffalo, NY on August 30th 1850 at the age of 76 ---even though at that yr, his father would of been 72). The other which might be for George Voit being Naturalized on Sept 16, 1850 at the age of 31.

1880 Census: George is a 60, a farmer, born Bavaria (Mother & Father is born there also). Elizabeth is 59.
Two children are at home: Elizabeth who is 24 and Anna who is 22.

With great help from a distant relation (N.K.), she found the following.:
New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957
Georg Schlegel, 68 bricklayer,
Margaret Schlegel, 68 female,
George Voit Schlegel, 27
Elizabeth Voit Schlegel 26,
Frederic Schlegel age 2,
Barbara Sitzmann age 52.

Arrival date 11/19/1846
Port of Departure Bremen, Germany
Ship Name: Meta
Port of Arrival NY, NY
Line 5
Microfilm Serial M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_64
List Number 1004

Now, we knew of all these people, just didn't know of the Schlegel name. And apparently at one time some of the Voits turned the name in Foits.

George Voit (Schlegel)'s parents: Georg Schlegel born 1778 Germany, I have down as dying in New York. I do not know if that means New York City, or he could be buried in the same cemetery as his son in New York State.
His Mother: Margaret was born in 1781, Germany and I also have down died in New York.

Next mystery: Place of birth. I have written down it was Wiesenthau, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany. I am not familiar with the German villages, etc. On findagrave, I could only pick Bavaria, Germany.

Regardless of the mystery, I am sure glad they all traveled together and came over. This way we were able to fit most of the pieces together.

Children of George & Elizabetha are:
Fred Foit,
unknown Voit who was born and died abt 11/1846 on the way to America,
Karl (Charles) Foit,
Anna Maria (Mary) Foit,
Elizabeth Foit,
Anna Foit.

Family links:
George Schlegel (1777 - 1860)
Margaret Gebhard Schlegel (1779 - 1863)

Elisabeth Sitzmann Voit (1820 - 1897)*

Frederick Foit (1844 - 1929)*
Elizabeth Voit Vander Linden (1855 - 1941)*

George Voit (1819 - 1896)
Margaret Schlegel Motsch (1824 - 1900)*

*Calculated relationship

Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Erie County
New York, USA

Created by: Jo E
Record added: Nov 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62292149


Thanks Jill for the following:
George Foit will have a public auction on his farm, situated between Cooper Ridge and the Creek Road, on Thursday, Jan 17, at 10 o'clock a. m., when he will sell one cow, horse, wagons, harnesses, hay, oats straw, berry crates and other articles too numerous to mention. Usual terms of sale.
PETER DANA, Auctioneer.
January 1889
Hamburg NY Erie County Independent 1888-1891



Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 31 August 1819 Wiesenthau, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany   2 3 4
Death 30 August 1896 Hamburg, Erie Co., New York, United States of America   2 3 4
Burial 2 September 1896 Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, Hamburg, Erie Co., New York, United States of America    
Immigration 1846   per 1910 census (son Fred)  
Naturalization 16 September 1850 Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, United States of America    
Occupation     Farmer  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Schlegel, George17771860
Mother Gebhard, Margaretha20 September 17791863
         Voit, George 31 August 1819 30 August 1896


Family of Voit, George and Sitzman, Elizabeth

Married Wife Sitzman, Elizabeth ( * 11 November 1820 + 10 June 1897 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 7 February 1843 Wiesenthau, Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany   2 3
Name Birth Date Death Date
Foit, Frederick Max11 April 184429 March 1929
Voit, Unknownbetween 1845 and 1847between 1845 and 1847
Foit, Karl “Charles”5 September 184810 May 1933
Foit, Anna Maria “Mary”2 September 18523 November 1940
Foit, Elizabeth6 May 185526 May 1941
Foit, Anna M.28 February 185814 December 1934
Type Value Notes Sources
REFN 30952
REFN 30952


Type Value Notes Sources
REFN 1792
REFN 1792

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