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John Ludwig Clapp, Sr. (b. 1711, d. 19 Jun 1777)John Ludwig Clapp, Sr. (son of Johann Jost Klapp and Anne Margarethe [unk]) was born 1711 in Weisenheim Am Berg, Germany (Bingen, Germany), and died 19 Jun 1777 in Orange Co, NC.He married Anna Margaret Strader on 1735 in Hessen RHS, Bingen, Germany, daughter of Casper Stradler and Catherina [unk].
Notes for John Ludwig Clapp, Sr.:
From the notes of Katrina Kerrick Sullivan...............
Notes for JOHN (JOHANN) LUDWIG/LODOWICK (SR.) CLAPP:
"Under a warrant of 02/27/1733 there was surveyed to Lodowick Clapp a tract in Oley Twp. adjoining Wm. Roberts, Owen Richards, and Benjamin Boone, 200 acres.Clapp in deed 08/17/1751 sold tract to Jacob Easterly of Exeter Twp., Berks Co.; Jacob died intestate leaving Elizabeth, his widow, adn George, Frederick, and Daniel, his sons, and Christina, his daughter.The widow obtained letters of administration and reported she had sufficient funds to pay the residue of purchase money.Patent to her 05/28/1762; recorded June 1, 1762.(AA-3; 321)
John Ludwig's will recorded in Will Book A, pg 203 Orange Co., NC, proved Feb. 1778, written July 5, 1768.He states that his property is to be divided equally among his children.His estate settlement in 1778 gives the names of his sons and sons-in-laws, indicating that he had 10 living children at the time.
Guilf. Gen.Summer 1996 Issue:
Brick Ch. Cem. Rec.
Klop, Johann Ludwig
born Bingen, Germany; arrived America 1727, Berks Co., PA, migrated to Alamance Co. circa 1745; wife: Anna Margaretha Klapin.
d. January 1778
Ludwig, Sr., brother of Valentine, lies just south of the old cemetery gate.
Arrived on ship James Goodwill; master was David Crockett.Ludwig Klapp, age 16, single.He later married abt 1734, Anna Margaret Strader in Oley Valley, PA.Moved to Orange Co., NC by 1755.The family migrated to North Carolina and to Knox Co., Tennessee.
Amsterdam in 1663:the last great bubonic plague rages in the town.Bingen 1664:the bacteria were brought in either by the European shipping connection from Holland or the Trade Fair town of Frankfurt.The Bingen people mourned for 1,300 dead.In this state of desperation, Baron Frey von Dheren, a senior civil servant for the municipal authorities, made a pledge to build a chapel in honor of Saint Rochus.The chapel was completed that year, but was officially opened on the Rochus hill in the year 1677.
The Klopp Hill is just right for a castle or a fortress.The Romans built their Castellum Bingium here.The whole hill was, at that time, a ring of defense fortified by a wall, which even enclosed the small town of Bingen.In the year 355, the area was the victim of the Alemannies.The centuries afterwards were terrible of this hill.Castles were built & demolished.The name Klopp Castle was first recorded on paper in 1282.Destruction caused havoc in 1165, 1301, during the 30 Years War and finally in 1689 caused by the French King Louis XIV.It wasn't until the middle of the 1800's that a wealthy businessman, Ludwig Cron, from Cologne, began with reconstruction on a large scale.In 1897, the castle was then transferred into the possession of the town of Bingen.Since that time the mayor and his municipal authorities have resided there.The castle was destroyed during WW II, but today it is one of the most beautiful symbols of the town.The local history museum is also in the castle tower which includes a complete set of surgical instruments that date back to Roman times.The castle tower contains steep & narrow stairs.
More About JOHN (JOHANN) LUDWIG/LODOWICK (SR.) CLAPP:
Burial: Brick Church Cemetery, Guilford Co., NC
More About John Ludwig Clapp, Sr.:
Date born 2: Bet. 1704 - 1705
More About John Ludwig Clapp, Sr. and Anna Margaret Strader:
Marriage: 1735, Hessen RHS, Bingen, Germany.
Children of John Ludwig Clapp, Sr. and Anna Margaret Strader are:
- +Barnhardt Clapp, Sr., b. 1741, Oley, Berks, PA, d. 1808.
- Anna Maria Clapp, b. Abt. 1745, Knox Co., TN, d. date unknown.
- George Tobias Clapp, b. 11 Feb 1738, Berks Co., PA, d. Feb 1800, Guilford Co, NC.
- Charles Troy Clapp, b. Abt. 1741, Berks Co., PA, d. date unknown.
- John Ludwig Clapp, Jr., b. 1742, Berks Co., PA, d. 20 Jan 1834.
- Daniel Clapp, b. Abt. 1743, Berks Co., PA, d. 1848.
- Esther Hester Clapp, b. Abt. 1738, Berks Co., PA, d. date unknown.
- Anna Margaretha Clapp, b. 1740, Berks Co., PA, d. 22 Feb 1844, Giles Co., VA.
- Elizabeth Clapp, b. 1744, Berks Co., PA, d. date unknown.
- Stephen Clapp, b. 1751, Berks Co., PA, d. date unknown.
- Jacob Clapp, Sr., b. 22 Nov 1749, Berks Co., PA, d. 30 Jan 1832.
- Barbara Marie Clapp, b. Bet. 1744 - 1750, Berks Co., PA, d. Bet. Sep - Nov 1798.