The Dodderer Family came over from an area in Germany called the Kraichgau. It is referred to in German as a "Ritterkanton," a knights' canton. Gemmingen belonged to the Landkaptiel [land chapter] of Schwaigern, within the diocese of Worms. The ruling authority was the Reich, the empire, represented by its ruler, the Kaiser or emperor. He had Lehen or tenancies, in the form of land to bestow upon the Freiherren or barons von Gemmingen. George's records appear in the Evang. Reformed Church records of Stebbach, Baden a suburb of Gemmingen.
The first record we have of George involves property transactions, a deed dated Dec. 22, 1722, that he bought from Hans Neus/Newes/NICE, which states he was from Falkners Swamp in the County of Philadelphia. He paid 21 pounds for the property. It was bounded by a post, a corner of James STEEL'S land in the SE corner to Henry GRUBB'S land NE and to Hans Newes NW and SW. It was 100 acres. Except for his daughter Barbara's marriage to Jacob MARKLEY on Feb. 13th, 1722. In 1725 he bought more land for 16 pounds that adjoined Michael DUDDRA'S land. He had them surveyed and got a patent on march 24, 1736. His name on the patent is George Philip Totherah Al Duddera. It was signed by Thomas Penn. He added another 100 acres on March 24, 1738. It bordered on George TRUMBAUERS land. [Patent Book A. Vol 9, page 47 and A-73 page 275 in Harrisburg, PA. This area is now Frederick Twn, Montgomery County. The land ran on both sides of Society Run. On May 12, 1740 he took the oath of allegiance to the King of England.
Signing the petition for a road to be built were Georg Philib Dodderer; Johann Ludwich DEDERER; Hanns Michaell DODERER...Info from the book, History of Montgomery County by Theodore Bean page 832.[Strassburger book page 365.]
His will is found on page 366 of the 'Strassburger Family and Allied Families of Pennsylvania' Book.
I ran across my two pages [90 and 91] I copied out of the Book on the 18th Century emigrants.
Philadelphia Will Book F:258-- and the notation in it states that 'George Philip Doderer, Frederick twp., Philadelphia co., husbandman. [19 Oct. 1740/1 Dec. 1741]. Wife Veronica, youngest son Conrad. Refers to other 3 children and 'my children's children." Michael, eldest son; Barrant; daughter Anna and mentions her children by her first husband; daughter Barbara's children. Executors: sons Michael and Barrant.'
He was supposed to have been the first settler on the banks of Society Run and Indians were his only neighbors. Family Tradition has it that they came over built a home on the west bank of Society Run by digging a cave under the branches of a buttonwood tree.)
So we know they came over before 1722. I found this blurb, but never found anything else about this info:
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name: George Philip Dodderer
Year: 1720 Place: Pennsylvania
Family Members: Son Conrad Source Publication Code: 927.51
Primary Immigrant: DODDERER, George Philip
Annotation: Date and port of arrival or date and place of naturalization. Many German emigrants. Source Bibliography: BREITBARD, GAIL. "Some Names from the 1790 Census of Frederick Co., MD." In The Lost Palatine, no. 21 (1985), pp. 7-8. Page: 8 BREITBARD, GAIL. "Some More Names from 'Naturalizations of Foreign Protestants in the American Colonies.' "Title varies. In The Lost Palatine.D ate and place of naturalization or date and port of arrival. Title refers to work by Giuseppi.
From the book "Eighteenth Century Emigrants", A note is found, 'It should be noted that the Stebbach KB was opened in 1708 and a notation indicates that the earlier baptisms, dating from 1675, were entered into this new Tauffbuch from an older book at that time."
from the 'Eighteenth Century Emigrants, The Northern Kraichgau' by Ann Kunselman Burgret, page 90. There is a notation that says:
Stebbach Reformed KB:
Georg Philips Dodderer and wife Veronica [also given in record as Fronecka] had:
1. Johann-----------[?] [Book taped on margin] b.[baptized] Mar. 21 1697 sp: [sponsor] Hans Michel, son of
Hieronymi----------? and Anna Margaretha, daughter of Henrich Schlieffer.
2. Hans Michael b. 1 June 1698
3. Barbara b. 5 June 1701
4. Heinrich b. 9 oct. 1705
5. Fronecke b. 4 Jan. 1708
6. Anna b. 25 Dec. 1709
7. Conrad b. 20 Sept. 1712
[It should be noted that the Stebbach KB was opened in 1708 and a notation indicates that the earlier baptisms, dating from 1675, were entered into this new Tauffbuch from an older book at that time. Pennsylvania records indicated the possibility that the above list is not complete.]
Pennsylvania records found in the book, 'Descendants of George Philip Duddra or Dodderer'
1. Michael b. May 1698 [What happened to Johann b. Mar. 21, 1697]
2. Hieronimus b. c 1701
3. Barbara b. ca. 1704
4. Bernard b. ca. 1706
5. Anna Elisabeth
6. Conrad b. Sept 1712_________________________
My Dotterer/Dodderer info from many sources including: Dr. Wm B. Duttera's book in 1934; "The Dotterer Family" by Henry S. Dotterer has 17 large volumes of papers on the Dodderer family on file at the Historical Society, Locust Street, Philadelphia.-; The Family of Morton McIlvain Dukehart; The 'Eighteenth Century Emigrants, The Northern Kraichgau" by Ann Kunselman Burgret; "History of Montgomery County" by Theodore Bean; Samuel W. Pennypacker, "History of Germantown"; 'Strassburger Family and Allied Families of Pennsylvania' Book; "Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey" Descendants of George Philip Duddra or Dodderer, Natives of PA and MD, compiled by Rev. Dr. William B. Duttera, 1929; 'Eighteenth Century Emigrants, The Northern Kraichgau', page 90--Ortssippenbuch Eppingen im Kraichgau. it is volume 109 of series A of these books and the 52nd volume of the Ortssippenbucher for Baden; Samuel W. Pennypacker, "History of Germantown", p. 142 Pennsylvania Magazine, Vol. IV, p. 24; Information from The Heritage Quest #48, page 25
Hope all of this helps someone................
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