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John (Johann) Christian Willhoit (b. July 01, 1713, d. October 04, 1776)John (Johann) Christian Willhoit (son of Johann Michael WILLHEIT and Anna Marie Hengsteler) was born July 01, 1713 in Schwaigern, Wittemburg, Baden, Germany, and died October 04, 1776 in Madison County, Virginia.He married Waldburga Weaver on Abt. 1735 in Orange County, Virginia, daughter of Joseph Phillip Weaver and Susannah Clore.
Notes for John (Johann) Christian Willhoit:
John Willheit and wife Burga attended the Hebron Lutheran Church in Culpeper County, Virginia on Easter Sunday in 1776.They appear in the list of communicants.The names adjacent to John and Burga were George Utz, Sr.(son of the 1717 immigrant), wife Mary (Kaifer) and Henry Aylor, wife Anna Margaret.Henry Aylor was born in 1718 and the other three were thought to have been born in the 1720's.Thus John Willheit was probably the son, born 1713, of the immigrant Michael Willheit.Usually people sat with others of the same age.Also, the grandsons of Michael Willheit who were named John had wives whose names do not suggest the name Burga.
On the first Sunday after Easter in 1778, the name Burga Wilheit was
recorded again in the church Register confirming that the name really did exist.The name Burga is unusual at the Hebron Lutheran Church.Burga is, of course, a nickname for Walburga or Waldburga.In the Virginia records there is one other record of a similar name.The list of fifty imported Germans which Spotswood used to partial payment for a patent of land includes the family, Joseph Wever, Susannna Wever, Hans Frederick Wever, Maria Sophia Wever, and Wabburie Wever.Except for the name Wabburie, the family is known
in Germany.This suggests that Wabburie was born in 1717, at sea or, at least, in transit from Germany.Wabburie is another nickname for Walburga.
So we have these facts: John Willheit married Burga (i.e., Walburga). The only Walburga in the Second Colony is Walburga Wever (Weaver).He was born in 1713 and she was born in 1717.
The Hans Frederick Wever, above, was actually Hans Dietrich Wever (from the German records).The Dietrich became Dieter, Teter, Peter. Thus Walburga Weaver was a sister of Peter Weaver, the 1717 immigrant, and not the granddaughter of Peter.
Mrs. Wever was Susanna Klaar, the sister of Michael Klaar (Clore). Joseph Wever died early on in Virginia though his arrival in Virginia is recorded.Susanna married Jacob Crigler and, after he died, she married Nicholas Yager.
The name Wever is often rendered as Weber or in America as Weaver.
More About John (Johann) Christian Willhoit:
Christening: December 13, 1715
Record Change: November 26, 2003
More About John (Johann) Christian Willhoit and Waldburga Weaver:
Marriage: Abt. 1735, Orange County, Virginia.
Children of John (Johann) Christian Willhoit and Waldburga Weaver are:
- +Susanna Willhoit, b. Abt. 1740, Culpepper, Orange County, Virginia, d. April 26, 1810, Madison County, Virginia.