Western Maryland Genealogy Vol. 9 January 1993 Number 1, Pg 28 Lists Frederick Holtzman of Frederick Co. Will dtd. 27 Nov. 1793, weak.To wife Margaret: house and 2 lots where I live, plus 15a on southside of the new road leading from Creagers Town to Hagerstown and adj. Thomas Beatty for life.If she marries, all to be sold and money equally to her children.She to have my bed, mare, and one cow. To two sons Andrew and John: 100a of The Res. on Fountain Low that Gilbert Kemp sold me, forever, providing Andrew and John pay the rest of my children and my wife as follows; wife to have annual supplies (list) while a widow.Money to the following children (over a period of 14 years): Conrad, Susanah, Elizabeth Ridenour, Christina, George, Henry, Jacob, Mary Leighlider, Frederick, Charles, Samuel, Juliana, and Sarah.To Michael Remack, my stepson: 10 pounds.If sons don't take the land, it is to be sold and money to children as stated above.All my land in Creagerstown and personal estate to be sold.Son Jacob executor. /German signature/ Wit.: Biggar Head, Peter Stroup, Mathias Shroup. Proved 24 Sept. 1793 (491-93)
This will would indicate that Margaret is a possible mother of the children or a woman who he married in his old age, who had already raised a family with one surviving child Michael Remack.
Also, one Christina Holtzman married Peter Frensch on 14 July 1805.If this is Jacob's daughter it would indicate that Jacob was a young man at the time of his death.
The Mary Leighlider listed is my ancestor Anna Marie Holtzmaennin.Her marriage is recorded at the "Old Monacacy Church".
I am interested in how you know Andrew Holtzman's middle initial W.
I have found two children born to Andrew Holtzman:Anna Maria Holzman born 31 Aug 1792, Baptized 7 Sept 1792 at the Moravian Community and Congregation in Graceham, Fredrick, MD, USA and Samuel Holzman born 2 Sept 1801, Baptized 3 May 1802 at the Moravian Community and Congregation.
I haven't done much research on this family, because there are 8 German dialects in 19th Century USA, plus the German immigrant ministers didn't do a good job of interpeting the German and the English speaking bureaucrates did worse.