15Misc. Info! SIETZ
- Mar 17, 2005I rcd. this from the Brethren List that I belong to.
Spelling of SEITZ if different, but maybe something someone would like
to file away?
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 12:14:12 -0500
From: "Dwayne Wrightsman" <dwayne55@...>
Subject: 1799 Petition from the German Baptists of Botetourt
1799 Petition from the German Baptists of Botetourt:
There were 42 German Baptist Brethren of Botetourt County who signed a
petition (written in German) in 1799 to the Virginia state government
to be excused from serving muster with the militia. Those who signed
named in Roger Sappington's THE BRETHREN IN THE NEW NATION, 1976, p.
corrected list of the names are in Richard R. Weber's STOVER BRETHREN,
pp. 78-79. Weber also has the images of the original petition, pp.
as well as an English translation (p. 604). The names on the petition
as a who's who of the Brethren in Botetourt. Some of the surnames
Harshbarger, Beckner, Graybill, Rinehart, Ammen, Stover, Houtz, Frantz,
Kintzi, Noftzinger, Gish, Sollenberger, Snider, Neff, Myers, Britz,
I have been able to figure out who most of those who signed were,
lived in Botetourt, and how they related to one another, but there are
names unfamiliar to me. The unfamiliar names are:
Jacob Schiller (spelled Ritter in Sappington)
Would like to hear from any Brethren lister who might be able to
information on one or more of these seven Brethren.
- Next post in topic >>