I should check in more often--I see your note goes back to August.Hope you and all our extended family members are well.You probably already have some of this.. but just let me know if you want more from this book.
The "Yaple Family in America" has several pages on the "Yaple-Heimbach Household' which includes some info on Susanna Vesqueau.Note that they spell Susanna without the h at the end and there are several mentions.
"It is believe Philip Henry (Yaple) married his second wife, Susanna Vesqueau, around the beginning of 1759, and that Jacob Yaple was their first child born 7/8 March 1760." (From Gravestone, Kings Cemetery, Ithaca, NY.)
Pg 11 (family chart)
1. Phillip Henrich Jäppel
b 11 May 1725 at Dudweiler
d ca 1783 in Virginia [note from Gail: not sure VA is right]
m 1. 3 Apr 1753 at Dörrenbach, Maria Barbara Hold
b 1 Mar 1723 at Dörrenbach
d ca 1758 in Pennsylvania
m 2. Susanna Vesqueau (in Pa.)
b ca 1725 Alsace-Lorraine
d aft. 1785
"The Yaple-Heimbach Household"
In the settlement papers of Matthias Heimbach's estate, November 17, 1759, Susanna Vesqueau (Wesko, now Wescoe) is referred to as the wife of Johann Henrich Jebel and a relict (widow) of Matthias Heimbach.Matthias died on Dec 29, 1756...skipping down to the bottom of the page...At this time the household consisted of Philip Henry and Susanna Yaple, the four Heimbach children--David, who died in 1816, Henry, born 23 August 1749, died February 12 1837, Peter, who later accompanied the Yaples to New York State, and Elisabeth who married John Gregory in 1772-and three Yaple children, Adam [my ancestor], Henry, and Anna Maria (Mary). And skipping again to page 22..."Philip Henry Yaple and Susanna were blessed with, it is thought, six children-- Jacob (ref 12)[dates are given for everyone], Mary (Polly), Johann Nicholas (ref 22), John (ref 23), Christian, and Philip (ref 22, 24)..."
There's quite a bit more on the next two pages.
But page 26 gives the most about Susanna:
"Susanna Vesqueau Heimbach"
"Susanna Vesqueau (Weske, Wesco, now Wescoe), widow of Matthias Heimbach, was Philip Henry's Yaple's second wife.She was the daughter of Jean Philip Vesqueau who fled from Alsace-Lorraine into Holland and Arrived in America October 1, 1754 on the ship, Phoenix.His name is spelled Filib Wetzer on the passenger list. (ref. 30, 31).It is almost sure to have been him on board the ship because of the French spelling of the name Philip, and Wesco has been spelled Wesker in some documents. He settled in Upper Milford Township and probably lived with his son Francois (Franz), as he is not listed anywhere in the taxes or deeds.There is no record of a wife having reached America.She either d9ied before he left for the new land, or on the voyage across.
It is evident that Susanna and her brother Francois preceded their father to America as Susanna Weske and Matthias Heimbach were married April 9, 1747 (ref 32).The Brother and sister probably ventured to the new land and later sent for their father, perhaps when he was newly widowed, to join them.
"Mr. Vesqueau was fond of entertaining the Reverent Abraham Blumer, who spoke French (ref 31)."Franz" Wesco's daughter Susanna, probably named for her aunt, then married to Matthias Heimbach, married Nicholas Hittel, also of Huguenot origin, and a representative of this family said they had papers in French that were later destroyed (ref 31).Franz also had a son Matthias, probably named for Matthias Heimbach.Franz "Wesker" and Nicholas Rodenbach were administrators of Matthias Heimbach's estate in 1756 (ref 20).This Nicholas Rodenbach and his wife were sponsors at Nicholas Yaple's baptism (ref 22).According to these facts, especially her name on the marriage record, there can be little doubt that Susanna's name was Wesco and not Cisco as tradition remembered (ref 8).
"Philip Vesqueau's burial is noted by the Referent John Henry Helffrich October 8, 1790 "Old Mr. Wesgo, 90 years old," placing his birth in 1700.
"Franz Wesco was married first to Esther Theist, and second to the widow of Jacob Christman.He died in 1809.His many descendants still live in the Lehigh Valley, the Philip Vesqueau family being the only Wescoes to inhabit it."
Then there is considerable more info about Matthias Heimbach (I won't list here)--but just let me know if you'd like to have it) "Susanna Vesqueau and her husband Matthias Heimbach had 4 children: David, Henry, Peter, and Elisabeth, all half-siblings of the Yaple children of Philip Henry's second wife.Matthias & Susanna's son, Peter Heimbach accompanied the Yaples to New York (ref 8, 21).He married Catherine Dumond, sister to Maria Dumond who married Peter's half-brother, Jacob Yaple.Peter and Catherine had 5 known children...Maria Elizabeth Heimbach (8 Oct 1775), Catharina Heimbach (5 Sept 1779), Matthias Heimbach (4 Nov 1781), Janneke Heimbach(29 Aug 1784), and Sellie Heimbach (9 Jul 1787)."There is a little more about Peter in the following paragraphs. Just let me know if you'd like to have this.
The references listed are:
8: The Record of the Yaple Family, Ann E. Smith, 1895.
12: Gravestone, Kings Cemetery, Ithaca, NY
20: Register of Wills, File # 100, Northampton County Courthouse, Easton, PA
21: Anniversary History of Lehigh County, Roberts, Vol II
22: Upper Milford Lutheran Church Records, Old Zionsville, PA
23: Christ Lutheran Church (Mertz Church) Records, Rockland Twp Berks, Co, PA
24: Tombstone, Yaple Cemetery, New Kingston, NY
30: Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Strassburger & Hinke, List 222B
31: The First Huguenot Settlers in the Lehigh Valley, booklet by Charles Rhoades Roberts.
32: New Hanover Lutheran Church Records, New Hanover, PA