Anna Barbara Wüster1

F, #24, b. 25 January 1702, d. between 26 October 1762 and 25 January 1775
Last Edited: 22 Oct 2016

Parents:

Father: Hans Caspar Wüster1 b. 5 Apr 1671
Mother: Anna Catharina Müller1 b. 17 Dec 1671, d. 24 May 1743

Family:

Johannes Epler

Notes

  • Immigration*: 1737; Pennsylvania3
  • Note*: "In 1719, Maria Barbara married Johan Georg Bauer, a miller from the neighboring town of Meckesheim. After his death, she eventually moved from Meckesheim with her second husband, Johan Georg Hütner, their two children, and those from her first marriage, to Pennsylvania.(69)...In [1720] Anna Barbara married Johannes Epler, a farmer from Gaiberg whose family had lived there for several generations. They migrated with Maria Barbara and her family to Pennsylvania in 1737.(71)"

    footnote 69: "Their marriage, the baptisms of their children, and his death are recorded in the Bammental and Meckesheim Reformed Church records. Annette R. Burgert, Eighteenth-Century Emigrants from German-Speaking Lands to North America, vol. 1, The Northern Kraichgau (Breinigsville, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1983), 184..."

    footnote 71: "Epler family records are recorded in the Bammental Reformed Church records. Burgert, Eighteenth-Century Emigrants, 1:103-4."4
  • Note: Anna Barbara Wüster's eldest brother Casper Wistar had immigrated in 1717, and was a very successful merchant, with continuing connections to his family and to business connections in Germany. He completely lost communication with his family in the Palatinate between May 1733 and November 1736 during the French invasion. He and his brother John had sent money to Caspar's business partner, Georg Friederich Hölzer, to aid the Wüster family there, which he did. Hölzer then assisted the two Wüster sisters and there families in their journey to Pennsylvania in spring 1737.5

Citations

  1. [S5] Beiler, Rosalind F., Immigrant and Entrepreneur : The Atlantic World of Caspar Wister, 1650-1750. Penn. State Univ. Press, 2008, p. 181, citing Neckargemünd lutherische Kirchenbuch. Evangelisches Oberkirchenrat, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  2. [S5] Beiler, Rosalind F., Immigrant and Entrepreneur : The Atlantic World of Caspar Wister, 1650-1750. Penn. State Univ. Press, 2008, p. 181, citing Bammental reformierte Kirchenbuch. Evangelisches Oberkirchenrat, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  3. [S5] Beiler, Rosalind F., Immigrant and Entrepreneur : The Atlantic World of Caspar Wister, 1650-1750. Penn. State Univ. Press, 2008, p. 48.
  4. [S5] Beiler, Rosalind F., Immigrant and Entrepreneur : The Atlantic World of Caspar Wister, 1650-1750. Penn. State Univ. Press, 2008, p. 47-48.
  5. [S5] Beiler, Rosalind F., Immigrant and Entrepreneur : The Atlantic World of Caspar Wister, 1650-1750. Penn. State Univ. Press, 2008, p. 148.