214. Lorentz (Laurence)
Schweissguth(1) was born on 24
Feb 1724 in Weisbaden, Germany. He died on 12 Mar 1799 in York County, Pennsylvania.
He was buried in On his farm in Paradise Township, Pennsylvania. He was a Shoemaker.
He was a Stone mason, shoe maker, and farmer. Lorentz Schweissguth came to
America on September 16, 1751. He settled in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. He came with the Henrich Ratz family who also came in 1751.
Lorentz was an Evangelical Lutheran. He was also a shoemaker. The records
indicate that Lorentz was admitted as a citizen December 22, 1776. The church
used the Latin spelling Schweisgut. The State and Magistrate writes
Schweissguth, which is the German spelling. Thus Laurentius becomes Lorentz
our predecessor. [Danny A. McBee, June 11, 1998].
The following information was taken from America Online from the records sent by
Charles M. Call, Jr. to me, Danny A. McBee:
Notes from Swicegood record: Will made 3/12-1799. German came to America on ship
Edinburgh (9/16/1751) James Russel, Master, see Book I Straasburg, Page 461 of the book "30,000 Immigrants". All the Clements of Salisbury, N. C. are descendants. All the Swicegoods are related or descended from Lorentz. [Danny A. McBee, December 19, 1998].
Charles Swisegood, Adair, Illinois, states that Lorentz Schweissguth, born in Wiesbaden, Ober-Hessen, now Germany, on February 10, 1724 [I, Danny A. McBee, have a date of birth of February 24, 1924], baptized in Evangelical Church February 24, 1724. Married in Wiesbaden/Bierstadt (now same city) to Elisabetha Catherina Weyer, daughter of Barnhardt Weyer. Elisabetha was born 1728 in Bierstadt. At the time Bierstadt was 2 (not sure what Kilometers, miles, etc.) from Wiesbaden. It is now a district of Wiesbaden. Charles also mentions that another son, Andreas [Andrew Swaisgood] was born in 1755 and later moved westward straight across into Ohio and beyond. I, Danny A. McBee, did not have a son named Andreas [Andrew] listed in my genealogy of the Schweissguth family. [Danny A. McBee,
November 13, 1999].
215. Catharina Elizabeth Mayer
(1) was born in 1724 in York County, Pennsylvania.
She died about 1760. Death date of 1760 given by Charles Swisegood, P.O. Box
225, Adair, Illinois, 61411-0225, in an e-mail message to me, Danny A. McBee,
4131 Grissom Street, Gastonia, North Carolina.
[Danny A. McBee, November 13, 1999]. Charles Swisegood has Elizabetha Catharina Mayer actually being Elisabetha Catharina Weyer. I am not sure. I list this information so it will not be lost. [Danny A. McBee, November 13, 1999]. Children were:
107 i. Maria Margaretha Elisabetha Schwiessguth.
ii. Catherine Schweissguth(1) was born in 1745 in Wuerttemburg, Germany. She was baptized on 22 Feb 1762. Researcher Charles Swisegood, P.O. Box 225, Adair, Illinois, 61411-0225, states that Catherine Schweisgut's first name was Margaret. He also states that he had her baptisimal date as February 22, 1762. He did state that she was usually known as Catherine. [Danny A. McBee, November 13, 1999].
iii. Elizabeth Schweissguth(1) was born in 1747.
iv. Anna Mary Schweissguth(1) was born in 1749.
v. Johann Adam Schweissguth(1) was born on 11 Aug 1752 in York County, Pennsylvania. He died on 11 Oct 1833 in Davidson, North Carolina. He was buried in Sandy Creek Cemetery, near Tyro, North Carolina. He had an estate probated in St. Lukes Lutheran Church.
vi. Philip Schweissguth(1) was born in 1754 in Pennsylvania. He died about 1798.
vii. Sophia Schweissguth(1) was born in 1756 in Pennsylvania. She was buried in Sandy Creek Cemetery, near Tyro, North Carolina.
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