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Re: George Stoltz Oct. 25, 1738 Amsterdam
Posted by: scott stultz (ID *****9658) Date: November 07, 2010 at 14:14:36
In Reply to: Re: George Stoltz Oct. 25, 1738 Amsterdam by Denise Stultz Rosenbkluth of 221

Hello my name is scott i will like her addresst that is realate to george stoltz so i can see if she can send me copy of everything she has on the family so far on stoltz side this what i got send me message with it if you will that be awsome here my email stoltz change there name sometime in 1809 to 1840 from stoltz to stultz watch thats what I'm and thanks

ID: I503497148
Name: Danial STOLTZ
Given Name: Danial
Surname: Stoltz
Sex: M
Birth: 1809
Death: 1886

Father: Casper STOLTZ b: 1773 in Wachovia, North Carolina
Mother: Mary Magdalina CARVER

Marriage 1 Anna (Queenie) KAISER Children 1. John Edward STULTZ b: 09 June 1840 in Surry Co. North Carolina

ID: I503497155
Name: Casper STOLTZ
Given Name: Casper
Surname: Stoltz
Sex: M
Birth: 1773 in Wachovia, North Carolina
Death: 1841 in Bethabara , NC

Father: Philip STOLTZ
Mother: Catherine UNKNOWN

Marriage 1 Mary Magdalina CARVER Children 1. Danial STOLTZ b: 1809

ID: I503497557
Name: Philip STOLTZ
Given Name: Philip
Surname: Stoltz
Sex: M

Marriage 1 Catherine UNKNOWN Children 1. Casper STOLTZ b: 1773 in Wachovia, North Carolina
B: 1773 12

P: Wachovia,North Carolina B:
D: 1841 P:
P: Bethabara,NC M:

father: George Stoltz

philip stoltz
brith about 1737
Planinfield, Northampton, Pennsylvania

Now let’s check out that GGGGGG grandpa. Johann Philip Schuck’s wife is Elizabeth Stoltz, b in 1739.

Her Father was George Schultz, b in the early 1700’s. Her mother was Anna Marie Reinmuller, also born in the early 1700’s.
They had several children, including a son, Philip Stoltz, b around 1740ish. He married a gal named Catherine. Nothing more is known about her yet.
Philip and Catherine had a son, Casper Stoltz, b in 1773. He married Mary Magdalina Carver, b in 1771.
Casper and Mary had a son, Danial Stoltz, b in 1809. Danial married Anna (Queenie) Kaiser. Nothing more is known about her yet.
Danial and Queenie had a son, John Edward Stultz, b in 1840.

John Edward Stultz married Francis Whitaker, b in 1842. John Edward is the grandson of the Nephew of Elizabeth Stoltz, my GGGGGG grandma.

ID: I67593
Name: George Stoltz
Sex: M
Birth: in Germany
Immigration: with first wife and two children on the ship Davey 25 OCT 1738 Germany to America
Will: 04 AUG 1764
Event: Will processed: 19 AUG 1766
Death: 1766 in Plainfield, Moore Twp, Northampton Co, PA

Marriage 1 Elizabeth Roth Stoltz Portzen Unknown b: ABT 1730 Married: 08 SEP 1758 in Northampton Co, PA
Children 1. George Jacob Stoltz b: 31 DEC 1760 in Northampton Co, PA

Marriage 2 Anna Maria Unnamed b: in Germany •Married: in Germany
Children 1. Henry Stoltz b: BEF 1738 in Germany
2. Philip Stoltz b: BEF 1738 in Germany
3. Elizabeth Stoltz b: 23 AUG 1739 in Northampton Co, PA
4. Margaret Stoltz b: BET 1740 AND 1744 in Northampton Co, PA
5. Herman Stoltz b: MAY 1744 in Northampton Co, PA
6. Catherina Stoltz b: 27 JUL 1746 in Northampton Co, PA

ID: I67594
Name: George Jacob Stoltz
Sex: M
Birth: 31 DEC 1760 in Northampton Co, PA
Note: see photo of baptism Sholes Swarts Oberholser and Wenger Family Tree

Father: George Stoltz b: in Germany
Mother: Elizabeth Roth Stoltz Portzen Unknown b: ABT 1730

ID: I67600
Name: Henry Stoltz
Sex: M
Birth: BEF 1738 in Germany

Father: George Stoltz b: in Germany
Mother: Anna Maria Unnamed b: in Germany

ID: I67601
Name: Philip Stoltz
Sex: M
Birth: BEF 1738 in Germany

Father: George Stoltz b: in Germany
Mother: Anna Maria Unnamed b: in Germany

ID: I67602
Name: Elizabeth Stoltz
Sex: F
Birth: 23 AUG 1739 in Northampton Co, PA
Event: Burial Cemetery St Peters Cemetery, Northampton Co, PA
Death: 11 NOV 1810 in Northampton Co, PA

Father: George Stoltz b: in Germany
Mother: Anna Maria Unnamed b: in Germany

Marriage 1 Philip Schuck b: 07 JAN 1734 •Married: 1757

ID: I67604
Name: Margaret Stoltz
Sex: F
Birth: BET 1740 AND 1744 in Northampton Co, PA

Father: George Stoltz b: in Germany
Mother: Anna Maria Unnamed b: in Germany

Marriage 1 Unnamed Doll

ID: I67606
Name: Herman Stoltz
Sex: F
Birth: MAY 1744 in Northampton Co, PA
Baptism: 07 JUL 1744 New Hanover Church, Northampton Co, PA

Ancestry Hints for Herman Stoltz

1 possible matches found on

Father: George Stoltz b: in Germany
Mother: Anna Maria Unnamed b: in Germany

ID: I67607
Name: Catherina Stoltz
Sex: F
Birth: 27 JUL 1746 in Northampton Co, PA
Event: Burial Cemetery Forks Cemetery, Northampton Co, PA
Death: 26 OCT 1834
Note: remained single

Father: George Stoltz b: in Germany
Mother: Anna Maria Unnamed b: in Germany

ID: I7129
Name: George STOLTZ
Sex: M
Death: AUG 1766 in Plainfield, Northampton Cty, PA

Marriage 1 ---- •Married: BEF 1739
Children 1. Elizabeth STOLTZ b: 25 AUG 1739
2. Henry STOLTZ b: ABT 1735
3. Herman STOLTZ
4. Philip STOLTZ
5. Margaret STOLTZ

Marriage 2 Anna Elisabeth (ROTH) •Married: 08 SEP 1758 in St Pauls Church,Upper Saucon,PA
Children 1. Catherine STOLTZ
2. George Jacob STOLTZ b: 31 DEC 1760

ID: P-578823692
Name: George Stoltz
Birth: 1705 in , , , Germany
Death: Aug 1766 in Plainfield, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States
Sex: M 1

ID: I159378
Name: John Harmon Stultz , Sr
Sex: M
Birth: 1744
Death: 1816


1779 - 1865
by Roger N. Benson,

In his "Dictionary of German Names" author Hans Bahlow gives the name "Stoltz"
the meaning of proud. A secondary version, "Stiltse" is said to mean pegleg or wooden leg. In 18th century American orthography there were many variant spellings; Stits, Stut, Stutts, Stuter, Slutz, Stolz, Stoltz ( perhaps the original form, with an umlaut), Stoltze, Stotes, Stultz, to name a few. Sometimes it was confused with Schultz. Eventually the sons of John Harmon Stultz, 1779-1865, settled on Stults as the preferred spelling.

Sources are either stated in the text or cited in a parenthetical note beside the particular fact mentioned. As much as possible, evidence is stated which documents the facts claimed so that any future researcher can find the same evidence.

" The Memorial Record of Northwestern Indiana", Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, 1896 or 1897 and the "History of huntingdon County", Brant & Fuller, Chicago, 1887
profile the family of John Harmon and Catherine Ann Smith Stultz. He was born in North Carolina about 10 June 1779, the family legend states, and died in Clear Creek Township, Huntington County, Indiana in April, 1865. Catherine probably was born in Bedford County, Pa. about 1783 as a daughter of John and Mary Smith and listed as such in several Bedford Co. documents. They were married 3 June 1806 in Bedford by the visiting Rev. John King of the Upper West Conococheague Church in Mercersburg, Pa. They lived in Air, and BelfastTwps. in Bedford County; moved to Pike Twp., Stark Co. ca 1816; to Whitley Co. ca 1848, and to Huntington Co. in ca 1855, where she died in 1862 and he in 1865. Documents about his estate have not been researched.

They had eight sons and two daughters: John, born 1807; Samuel, born 1808 and died in Ohio in 1846; Polly (Mrs. Michael Holm),1810-1891; Harmon, 1812-1888; George, 1815; David, 1817; Mary Elizabeth (Mrs. Henry Stahl ), 1819-1888; Joseph, 1821; Jacob, 1824; and William, ca 1825-29. Those whose year of death is not shown died in the early 20th century. Joseph, Jacob and son Marion, Harmon, David, and William appear to have supplied accounts for the local histories of their parents and of Stultz origins.

Put together the oral traditions which became the family legend can be summarized as follows. A German landholder named George Harmon Stultz and wife Catherine had a son, George Harmon Stultz ca. 1727. She died and the father remarried. The son emigrated to colonial North Carolina as a minor between 1740 and 1745. He had two sons, George in 1777 and John Harmon in 1779, and died sometime after 1779, but served as a Revolutionary War soldier between 1779 and 1783, and then died or moved to Bedford County, Pa. where John Harmon, 1779-1865, married Catherine Ann Smith in 1806 and later they moved to Ohio and Indiana. In the late 1900`s, when a new Huntingdon County history including contributions from later generations of descendants was published, George Harmon`s wife - still unnamed - was credited with repelling an Indian attack while overwintering in Virginia enroute from North Carolina to Pennsylvania by pouring hot oil, used for deep-frying doughnuts, on the attackers!

In his genealogy of the George and Margaret Doleman Steele published in 1909 William H. Welfley cites William Stults as the source for the statement his grandparents were William Stultz, born ca 1752 and Elizabeth Steele, born ca 1761, daughter of George and Margaret Steele. William Stults provides no source for this claim. He did not know his grandparents and offered the information when he was about 75 years old or older. While we know from George Steele`s will Elizabeth Steele was his daughter and not named in the will as then (ca1801) as having a husband, nor has a record of any appropriate William Stultz has been found.

In 1966 a granddaughter of John Harmon`s son Samuel, Mrs. Erma Cable Pearson, 1899-1985, aunt of the compiler`s wife, prepared a pedigree chart in which she noted George Harmon as being from Lancaster County, Pa. before going to North Carolina. From other notes it was clear she was fuzzy about county boundaries so the chart was taken to mean a Pennsylvania origin.

With different descendants of John Harmon having different versions of the family tale, digging out what appears to be the underlying truth proved to be a long and complicated investigation. Each version was considered equally valid and for each, contemporary evidence was sought. After first getting genealogical evidence about John Harmon and his family from Pa., Ohio, and Indiana, the North Carolina ancestry was sought.

If no evidence to support one version was found, the next version was checked. No link to the Steele family has been found, except that Catherine Smith was married to John Harmon Stultz, 1779-1865, and her sister was married to George Steele`s son Jacob.

The path of settlement was traced. Too often, leads put ancestors in Pennsylvania counties before the counties were settled or the areas even open to white settlement. In North Carolina some leads claimed settlement or birth in western areas long before anywhere west of the eastern coastal region was developed. And of course the quantity and quality of old records which could be consulted in the 21st century far exceeded that available to earlier, pre-internet generations of Stultz family genealogists who had made faulty assumptions. A few Internet individual entries may be accurate but perhaps most are not; virtually all are unsourced. Transcriptions of various records generally are accurate, although a Greene County, Pa. online 1800 census reference to a John Stults is a transcription error for a man whose different surname is correctly spelled on the handwritten version.

Like so many family stories recounted in 19th century genealogies, the Stultz family traditions turned out to be mostly untrue but with a germ of accuracy. It seems there never was a George Harmon Stultz in colonial America. Rather the old practices in naming customs followed by ethnic German families were forgotten, and descendants forgot there were two Harmons, Senior and Junior, father and son, and instead confused the generations. As the citations below show, George ( or Jurg ) ca 1705 - 1766 was in 1744 the father of Herman/ Harmon (both names appear in George Stoltz`s 1766 will and estate file); Harmon born in 1744 was the father of John Harmon, Jr. in 1779/80.

The George who died in 1766 undoubtedly had a "spiritual" first name, perhaps Johan. What we would think of as a middle name, George, was the "call" name by which he was known. At the time almost all Germans had a spiritual and a call name; children`s names followed a pattern based upon their ancestry and birth order but the system was not understood by English origin settlers ever nor used by ethnic Germans much after 1825.

George migrated as an adult in 1738, probably with wife and two infants, but the Captains of the Palatine immigrant ships were required to only list male passengers over the age of 16. Both George and first wife Anna Maria and sons Heinrich and Philip would appear to have been born in some German state in Europe, but we do not know where. George`s birth date has been calculated as about 1705 to 1710; Maria`s as about 1710 to 1715. They were married sometime between 1725 and 1733. And George came to Philadelphia and lived out his life on the nearby frontier, ending up in the Blue Mountain area ( near the Delaware Wind Gap )of Plainfield Township,( established in 1762 ) Northampton County, ( separated from Bucks County in 1752 ) Pa.

He had a second wife, Elizabeth, but she was the widow Roth whom he married in 1758, her first husband having been killed by Indians north of the Blue Mountain. The mother of George`s first five children named in his will, including Herman, was Europe-born Anna Maria who died before 1757, perhaps as early as 1748 following the birth of son joh. George Steltz, born to George and Anna Maria on 23 April 1748 and baptized 21 July 1748 in the New Hanover Lutheran Church (German Church Records, 1729-1870,Famiy Tree Maker CD - 130), perhaps as late as 1757. Joh. George born in 1748 was not named in George`s, ca 1705 - 1766, will so it is assumed the child died young.

After George`s 1766 estate was settled and accounted for in 1769 his oldest son Heinrich certainly moved by the early 1770`s to North Carolina from Pa. ( with family appearing in records in both states) and his son, Philip, may have, There was a major wagon road linking north and south; the several families from Northampton County fleeing Indian troubles used that or went by ship.

Son Harmon, 1744-1816, in ca. 1774 married Maria Magdalena Unknown, ca 1748 to 1762 - 1823, perhaps in Northampton County. According to the published Pennsylvania State Archives, 3rd Series, Vol. XXVI, page 170 Harmon obtained a warrant for 70 acres in Northampton County on 3 May, 1774. They had Elizabeth in 1775 and George there in 1777. Maria had to be at least thirteen in 1775. She was still having children in the 1790`s so let us say she would have been 45 by 1795, or born about 1750. The 1800 census (NARA Microfilm Roll M32_36, page 867, Peters Twp., Franklin Co., Pa. in Herman Slutz household ) shows her as over 45, or born ca 1755 at the latest.

From Northampton, Harmon and Maria followed his older brothers to Surry County, N.C. by wagon in June, 1778 where Harmon Junior was born in 1779. By 1781, however, Herman/ Harmon (both names shown in George`s estate file) appears in Cumberland Co., Pa where he is registered in the inactive militia. A Herman Stultz is included in a 1786 tax list for Washington Twp., where Waynesboro is located, Franklin County. With 3 males and 7 females Herman appears in the Franklin Co. censuses for 1790 and 1800, and with a smaller family in the 1810 Bedford County census. Widow Mary dies at a daughter`s house in 1823. But Harmon Junior and family had moved from Bedford County to Ohio, perhaps as early as ca. 1816 and on to Indiana around 1848.

Only two of Harmon Senior`s daughters are recorded with given names: Elizabeth and Sarah. Nothing further is known of Elizabeth. Sarah, who died in Whip`s Cove, Brush Creek Twp., Fulton Co., Pa.( formerly known as Bethel Twp. in Bedford, and Bethel Twp. in Fulton) in 1861, is known to have married John Winters, 1791-1872, probably ca. 1817. This leaves several females unaccounted for in the 1790 and 1800 Franklin Co., Pa. censuses; presumably daughters. Some of those numbered, however, may have died; been servants or bound children (county authorities sometimes auctioned off the care of orphans to the lowest bidder); or daughters forgotten by family tradition; or perhaps wife and daughter, if any, of a hired man. But we assume the two younger males numbered are the two sons of Harmon and Maria, George and John Harmon. And the females are Maria and daughters.

As the only George Stoltz listed among the Palatine immigrants arrived as an adult in 1738 it is unlikely that the family tale of birth ca 1727 in what became Germany and the story of a 1740-45 migration is correct. His German antecedents, however, have not been researched. A quick check of the online German telephone directory showed in 2004 just over 300 people named Stoltz scattered throughout Germany, with no particular concentration in any one area. And Pennsylvania colonial authorities tended to call any ethnic German a Palatine no matter which jurisdiction he was from.

What we do know is that the monumental 1934 work on " Pennsylvania German Pioneers" by Drs. R. B. Strassberger and W. J. Hinke listing Palatine immigrants to Colonial Philadelphia ( Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Md reprint, 1975), Volume I, pages 238 & 242 George Stoltz is shown as arriving 25 October 1738 on the Ship Davy from Amsterdam but last from Cowes in England. He signed, in German script, the required oath to the government. A Simon Stoltz who also is listed as a Davy passenger did not sign. It is not known if he was related to George nor what became of Simon. Only a few of the 47 women aboard have been named; Anna Maria was not.

Known as the "Year of the Destroying Angel", 1738 saw relatively few passengers arrive. An article, "The Immigrants of 1738…." By Klaus Wust in Vol 40 of " The Report: The Journal of German History" is said the describe the ordeals faced by immigrants in that year. In any year passengers, many of them refugees from wars or religious persecution in Europe, who could not afford their passage were sold by the vessel`s captain into a period of indentured servitude. We do not know if George and/or Anna Maria were indentured for a period or not.

At any rate, the next record found is in "Pennsylvania German Church Records, Volume II", ( Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1983 ) .The baptismal registry of the New Hanover Lutheran Church in the Falkner Swamp area of then Philadelphia County (now in New Hanover Twp., Montgomery County, Pa.) for 8 July 1744 lists a Joh,(Johan) Herman Stolz, two months old son of George and unnamed wife; sponsors being Joh. Hermann Fischer and Margaretha. Then for 30 May 1746 it shows Anna Catharina Stoltz, born 24 March 1746 as the daughter of Jurg and Anna Maria Stoltz; sponsors being Jurg Zimmerman and wife Anna Catharina. No family relationship beween any of the sponsors and George and Maria was found; probably they were friends from the same congregation. A son born to George and Maria in 1748 probably died.

William Penn and his sons refused to open any part of the colony granted to them until they had made a deal with the Indians allowing settlement. Of course, due to a cultural misunderstanding the Indians thought they were granting hunting rights to land, a free good, and the Penns thought they were buying title to land in fee simple. Thus the Indians resisted what they saw as encroachment and habitat depletion; some settlers fought to take and keep what they saw as rightful possession, but that is another story. Many of the peaceful Moravian and Lutheran settlers fled Northampton County for an unsettled part of North Carolina (the Moravian Tract surrounding now Winston-Salem)
between the French and Indian War and the Revolution in what was called the "Carolina Fever".

But in 1738 what we in 2004 think of as Pennsylvania consisted of only a small settled area surrounding Philadelphia. There was Chester County in the extreme southeast. Philadelphia County was a narrow neighboring swath leading to the northwest, unsettled interior. Bucks County took in the whole northeast beginning just north of Philadelphia County, and Lancaster County to the west and southwest took in the rest of Pennsylvania. By 1752 Northampton County, with county seat at Easton, had been carved out of most of Bucks; Berks County took parts of what had theoretically belonged to Philadelphia, Chester, and Lancaster ( much of this area would not be settled for another half-century). In addition, the originally very large Lancaster County had been carved into York and Cumberland Counties also, with much of the latter lying west and northwest of the area legally open to settlement. By 1776 many more counties had been established; Virginia still claimed portions of the southwest and the Connecticut Susquehannah Company claimed a swath across the north granted both to the Penns and Connecticut by the geographically unknowledgeable English king. Cumberland County now had Bedford County on its west. By 1784 Franklin County had been formed out of eastern Cumberland.

In 1738 George, Maria, and children may have stayed in Philadelphia City but we do not know. By mid-1774 they were in Hanover (now New Hanover) Township in the north of Philadelphia County ( Montgomery County since 1784). To the north and east is Saucon Township in what was Bucks, then Northampton, and since 1812, Lehigh County. George Stoltz is next found in the records of St. Paul`s Luthertan and Reformed Church (also called St. Paul`s Blue Church) in Upper Saucon Township (in then Northampton, now Lehigh County) around 1758. On 8 September 1758 he was married to Anna Elizabeth Roth, widow of Jacob Roth, killed by Indians north of the Blue Mountains. Also listed is the birth of grandchildren: Anna Catherina ca 1758; Johann Jacob on 12 April 1760; and son George Jacob on 31 December 1760.

Transcripts of the Blue Church records, 1740-1892, are maintained at the Easton (Pa.) Area Public Library in a copy of a 1939 typescript, edited by C. E. Beckel, from the Bethlehem, Pa. Public Library. The registrations may indicate that the Stoltzes lived in or near to Upper Saucon before moving north to Plainfield Twp., newly formed in 1762. Later registrations are found at the Easton Area Public Library in a copy of a 1934 typescript by William Hinke of the Church Record of the Plainfied Reformed Church, Plainfield Twp., Northampton County after 1763. A series of Pennsylvania Church records,(births) probably taken from published 19th century Pennsylvania State Archives, was published by John T. Humphrey, Washington, D.C., in the 1990`s, by county. Eyerman`s Genealogy Index and Plainfield Wills Transcripts were also consulted.

George Stoltz died in Plainfield Twp. in August, 1766. In his 1764 will( Northampton # 414 ) probated on 8/19/1766 he bequeathed to:
wife Elizabeth, 30 pounds, all household goods and effects, a cow, a sheep, a hog, and
bed and bedding;
son-in- law Philip Shuck, (husband of daughter Elizabeth) George`s land (which he had sold to Philip on 1 April 1764) and a deed [apparently never registered] for the same from his estate;
and the remainder of his estate to be equally divided among his seven named children:
Henry(Henery) Stoltz, Philip Stoltz, Elisabeth Shuck, Margarit Doll, Harmon Stoltz, Catharina Stoltz, and Geo. Jacob Stoltz, after Jacob (still only a child) received a bequest of 4 pounds. William Stultz, said born ca 1752 was not named, so if he existed, it is not likely he belonged to this family.

Executors of the will were Philip Shuck and Philip Stoltz who provided a meticulous accounting of the estate with a total value of 215 pounds. Although George had specified a complicated distribution schedule in his will the final settlement was reported 7 August 1769, with each heir receiving 10 pounds, 1 shilling, and 2 ¾ pence. Amounts Margaret and Harmon had received earlier were deducted from their share and George Jacob received his 4 pounds in addition. The relationship, if any, between George`s family and other southeastern Pennsylvania Stoltz/Stolse/ Stolz/Stultzes named in the various transcripts such as Michael, Adam, and Conrad, etc. is not known.

A brief biography of what is known of each heir follows except for Herman/Harmon who will be covered separately:

1) Heinrich ( Henry, Henery) probably was born circa 1730 to1735 in a part of Europe which has become Germany. In Northampton ca 1752-1753 he married Anna Barbara Dietz, born 30 May 1738 in Eschweiler, Zweibrucken,, Pfalz ( later in Germany), daughter of Johann Adam and Anna Catherine Abel Dietz. ( See entry re her by Michael K. Miller, 2 Dec 2003). In Plainfield Twp. he is shown only on the 1761 tax list (Northampton County Historical Society) and also appears in East Side land applications ES-1366, 3-22-1766 as adjoining Henry Young, and on his own in ES-1553 of 5-27-1766 for 50 acres. The known living children of Heinrich and Barbara were:

Johann Casper Stoltz,was born 11 Decenber 1753 in Northampton Co., Pa. "according to family Bible in possession of brother-in-law Samuel Strupe" and brought to N.C. as a boy by parents according to Casper`s statement on 1 September 1832 for his Revolutionary War pension. W 4819 details his service, marriage to Anna Margaret Hauser, and children. Old and blind, Casper died
between 1833 and 1839 in Bethania, Stokes Co., N.C.

Johan Jacob Stoltz was born in Upper Saucon Twp., Northampton Co. on 12 April 1760 to Hinrich and Anna Barbara and baptized 15 May 1760 according to Blue Church records; Philip Schuk and
Margarethe Stolz were godparents. He was married to Eva Schultz
on her parents` farm near Bethania or Bethabara, N.C. on 25 July 1786 according to an entry in the Moravian Records (Fries, 1911 ) Volume V, Page 2152. He died in 1798. His four children between 1787 and 1795 are named in the Stoltz family portion of the Jarvis Family website. Eva remarried Abraham Transou. Jacob and his parents are named both in Pa. and N.C. records, proving the family link between the two places.

Susannah Elizabeth Stultz; was born in Plainfield Twp., on 1 July, 1762 according to a Rootsweb worldconnect entry of 1-9-04 by Susan Watts. No church record of birth or baptism has been found, but her existence is confirmed in Revolutionary War pension applications. Her statement of 6-27-1838 is in W10118 for George Hauser and Caspar Stultz`s 1832 statement is in W4819 acknowledging her as his sister. She was married 16 March 1780 in Surry Co., N.C. to Johann Samuel Strub. Their 10 children are named in entry of 4-27-03 by Eva Haven. Samuel Strupe is not listed as having applied for a pension for himself in the Stokes County list.

The Jarvis Family website claims that Heinrich and Barbara had a son, Johan Heinrich Stultz, born ca 1758, who may have died young. However, a typescript of Blue Church records, page 18, on file at the Easton, Pa. Library states that a Johann Jacob was born to Heinrich and Barbara on 12 April 1758 and baptized 15 May 1758. Obviously he died young as they had another son of the same name in 1760. Johan Heinrich may have been born between 1753 and 1758 and been one of the Henrys in North Carolina records, or the Jarvis Family website got the name wrong for the baby born in 1758.

Few tax lists for 18th century Plainfield Twp. have survived. Heinrich is not listed for 1772 or 1780, nor for any of the townships in 1761 which later became part of Lehigh County. He is shown in a 1761 tax list for what became Plainfield Twp. He received his inheritance in August, 1769 and sometime after that moved to North Carolina to what became Surry County in 1771. There is a mention of a Henry Stot in the Rowan County Court minutes of September 1770 but we do not know if this was Heinrich, or someone with a similar name. Heinrich probably died in Surry County in early 1774 as there is a 1774 estate file for him. He died intestate so only an inventory and sales report have been found. This was recorded 14 July 1774 and widow Barbara Stultz was the Administrix. Surry Co. Will Abstracts, 1771-1827 lists the inventory as I:31 with a value of 85 pounds, 23 shillings, 3 pence and the sales record I:34 of 24 January 1775 for a total of 56 pounds, 19 shillings, 1 penny. The sales record was recorded in the February Court Term of 1775. Any heirs other than Barbara are not named.

She married George Hauser in Bethania on 11 January 1776 and died 11 September 1815 in Bethania. (Michael Miller Rootsweb entry, 12-2-03). The Moravian Records, volume II, pages 1045 and 1103, detail the marriage by Justice Bonn and mention that her maiden name was Dietz.

2) Philip Stoltz also probably was born in Europe between 1735 and 1737
and accompanied his parents on the ship Davy. Around 1757 or early 1758 he married, perhaps in Northampton County, a Catherine Unknown, but no record has been found. Her date of birth is guessed to be between 1739 and 1744. The Blue Church records show that Anna Catherina Stolze was baptized 24 September 1758 to parents from the Drylands Church, Hecktown, Lower Nazareth Twp., Philip and Catharina Stolze. Godparents/sponsors were Caspar Rumstech, Catharina Pap, Lenhart Toll, and Margaretha Mumbauer. The Moravian Records (III, 1102) note that banns were published on 20 December 1776 for Catherine Stotz and Gottfried Fiedler in Salem, N.C. Could this have been Anna Catharina? The dates fit.

There are baptismal records for three more children of Philip and Catherine in Pennsylvania. The records of St. Peter`s Union and Lutheran Church in Plainfield Twp show the baptism of Sarah Stoltz on 1 April1764 with Jacob Membauer(Mumbauer? ) and Sarah Sorwer (Sorber ?) as godparents. The Easton Library`s "Records of Dryland Union Church, Lower Nazareth Twp., Northampton Co., Pa." show George Jacob Stoltz, son of Philip and Catherine, was baptized 26 0ctober 1766, sponsors being George Doll, Maegaret Mumbauer, Jacob Sorber and Mary Catherine Dietz. And Adam Stoltz is listed in Plainfield as born to Philippus and Catherine Stoltz on 8 February 1770 and baptized 18 March 1770 with Adam Sorber and Susanna Hauser as godparents.

Having received their shares from George`s estate on 7 August 1769 Heinrich and Philip disappear from Nothampton County records. Earlier, Henry is on a 1761 tax list indicating a Plainfield residence; Philip is listed that year for Lehigh Twp., Northampton County. ( Northampton Co. Historical Society E-mail statement of 6/24/04) But Philip must have been in Plainfield Twp. before 1767 as on 22 December of that year Philip Stolz (Filib Soltz ) served as a juror in the sheriff`s inquest in the estate of Nicholas Heil ("Genealogical Abstracts of Orphan`s Court Records, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Volumes A - E, `752 - 1795", by C.E. Anderson, Closson Press, Apollo, Pa., 1998, page 52 ) Like Heinrich, Philip is not found on the 1772 tax list for Northampton but Harmon Stoltz is shown as a single freeman in Plainfield Twp. None of them is shown for 1780.

Where did Philip go? There are no documents like those relative to Heinrich tying him both to Pennsylvania and North Carolina, but then there are no further mentions of Philip in Pennsylvania records. ( Two men with a similar name in the 1790 Pa. census appear to be different individuals.)Exactly when Heinrich and Philip moved is not clear. Given the time lag between the time a settler appeared and when he is first shown in tax lists at least a year prior to first taxation must be assumed, and it could take longer. As noted above Heinrich`s estate inventory is dated 14 July 1774; he probably died earlier in 1774 so must have been in Surry County by then or earlier.

A Philip Stolz is listed in Dr. Bonn`s 1774 Surry County, N.C. tax list; a Caspar, Sauel, and John are also listed. Thus, we can figure Philip was there by 1773 and perhaps earlier. While Caspar is perhaps Philip`s nephew born in 1753, Philip`s relationship, if any, to the others is not known. Each man has only one white poll or himself. Philip continues to be listed in Surry Co. tax lists throughout most of the century. The first Surry County tax list naming Philip is that for 1774.( Surry Co. Genealogical Association letter). Thereafter he appears in 1777 in Captain Smith`s district; amongst men "scattered on farms" in 1780, ( Moravian Records, Volume IV, page 1925); [ "Records of the Moravians in North Carolina". Editor, A. L. Fries, North Carolina Historical Commission, Raleigh, N.C. 1926]

The tax list in 1782 which states he has 840 acres, is not a Moravian (exempt from bearing arms) and under 50 years old ( "1782 Tax List of Surry County North Carolina" by Mrs R. J. Taylor, 1974); in Captain Krause`s district for 1786; in Captain Shouse`s district for 1790; in Captain Glenn`s district for 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and in Captain Shouse`s district for 1796 and 1797, down to 100 acres. He is shown in Captain Bennet`s district in 1799 and 1800 but not listed in any tax list afterwards. (Various tax list microfilms or separate books/booklets by Iris Mosely Harvey, Clarence E. Ratcliff, and Jo Linn White, were consulted, and "Surry and Wilkes Cos., N.C., 1771 -1800" by William Perry Johnson, 1974)

It is likely that with many settlers fleeing Northampton Co. for North Carolina at that time, and with a brother and perhaps cousins living there,the Pennsylvamia Philip`s destination was Surry Co., N.C. The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road offered access and there was easily acquired land in or near the Moravian Tract. Heinrich and Philip may have even traveled together. There is no evidence to say either was in Surry County before 1773.

continued in the notes for John Harmon Stultz, Jr

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown Children 1. John Harmon Stultz , Jr b: 1778

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