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Eric H. Albright, Grand Canyon, Arizona

Updated December 28, 2006

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My name is Eric Albright. My profession is Archaeologist, and I have a keen interest in Albright genealogy. I am descended from Johanne Albrecht(John 1) who arrived in Philadelphia aboard the Sno Louther in 1731. That Johanne Albrecht settled at Manheim near York Pennsylvania at a place called ""Wolf's Delight". His eldest son, also Johanne Albrecht moved to Roscombmanor Township in Berks County, and attended Mertze's Church in Dryville. He (John 2) married Anna Truk there about 1754. John 2 had at least 2 sons with Anna Truk, They were Johanne and Jacob.John 2 had several more children, some of which may have been with his housekeeper or second wife Justina Seigfried. In his will dated 1818, John 2 left equal shares of his estate to his younger children, with an equal share going to Justina Segfried; his older sons John(3) and Jacob were only given 5 schillings each. Family oral history suggests that John(3) and Jacob were fife and drummer during the revolution. The brothers moved to Montgomery County PA, about 1/2 mile west of the Berks County line. John(3) married Anna Elizebeth Keely. They attended New Hanover church, which had been used as a field hospital during the revolution. More later

12/28/2006 The following was compiled mostly from the research of Shannon D Albright, with the additions after 1900 from my own notes.
The following information came from a supplement to a book by Shannon D. Albright 1989. This book was described as a "periodical", which in my mind means that Shannon D Albright meant for it to be updated regularly. As far as I can tell, there are only 3 copies in US libraries. Maybe we can remedy this, as we now have this tool that he never had.

Johannes Albrecht (Albright) of York County, Pennsylvania

1.1 Johannes Albrecht (John 1)
Wife’s name unknown
York County, Pennsylvania

2.1 Johannes Jacob Albecht (John 2)
(1) Anna Elisabeth Troke
(2) Justina Seigfried
Berks County, Pennsylvania

2.2John Ernst Albrecht
(1) Catharine -----

2.3Anna Maria Albrecht
(1) John Renkle

2.4 Margaret Albrecht
(1) Bernard Stoner
York County, Pennsylvania

2.5 Ferdinand Albrecht
York County, Pennsylvania

2.6 Clara Albrecht
York County, Pennsylvania

2.7 * Casper Albrecht ( Richard W. Albright, La Grange, Illinois 11/18/1992)

Information in italics is source
Information in BOLD is Generation

2.1 Given name shown as Johan Jacob in marriage record. The first baptismal record of Johannes and Elisabeth shows her name as Ana Elisabeth. The name Albrecht was used until the 4th or 5th generation when it was changed to Albright. Source of data on Johannes Albrecht and his descendants: Richard W. Albright of La Grange, Illinois, a 6th generation descendent.

2.1 Johannes Jacob Albecht (John 2)
(1) Anna Elisabeth Troke
(2) Justina Seigfried
Berks County, Pennsylvania

3.1 Anna Maria Albrecht
(1) Jacob Eisenhaer
6 children
Berks County, Pa.

3.2 Johannes Albrecht
(1) Elisabeth Keely
Montgomery County, Pa.

3.3 Jacob Albrecht
(1) Catharine Kopp, married 1785

3.4 Daniel Albrecht
(1) Esther Wagner
Crawford County, Ohio

3.5 Katharine Albrecht

3.6 George Albrecht
(1) Maria Elisabeth Miller, married at Schwartzwald July 20, 1800
Mifflin County, Pa.

3.7 Margretha Albrecht
Montgomery County, Pa.

3.8 Susanna Albrecht
1776, 1778-(before 1813)
3 children

3.9 Elisabeth Albrecht
Berks County, Pa.

**3.1 Jacob Eisenhaer and wife Anna Maria always lived in same areas as her father (John 2). Jacob was executor of Johannes will.
**3.3, 3.3 Johannes and Jacob served together in Revolutionary War. Johannes played the fife and Jacob was the drummer.
3.3, 3.9 Johannes, his wife Elisabeth, and his sister Elisabeth are buried side by side in Fritz graveyard in Berks County, but they died in Mont

Family Photos
  • Letter from George Horst dated 7/6/1903 (250 KB)
    Letter from Horst apparently telling my g grandfather what he needed to do in order to get paid
  • 1901 Envelope with Pottstown PA Address (103 KB)
    This envelope contained these several pieces of correspondence between my great grandparents and industrialist George Horst
  • 1901 letter from George Horst (307 KB)
    Letter from G Horst to my great grandparents regarding them coming to make arrangements to farm Horst's land near Grill, PA
  • Will of Johanne Jacob Albrecht 1813 (350 KB)
    This is a copy received from the Berks Co Register of Wills office. This copy in Pa Dutch is the handwriting of my GGGGGGrandfather. The translation is in the next picture
  • translation of 1813 will (1107 KB)
    This translation of the 1813 will of Johannes Albrecht is interesting in a number of respects. John 2 appears to be disowning his older two sons who moved to Montgomery County, and it appears that he didn't know that his son Jacob had preceded him in death. Family oral history suggested that Jacob was disowned for his conversion to Methodism. The family was Reformed Lutherans. The will of John 2 leaves an equal share of his estate to his younger children, and also to his "Housekeeper" Justina Segfried. Justina was apparently Catholic.
  • Index from Christ(Mertz's)Church Dryville (1416 KB)
    This church index has a variety of Albright names and dates including the marraige of Johannes Jacob to Ana Troke circa 1754
  • Page 1 of Florence Gordon letter (323 KB)
    This letter from Florence Gordon that was obtained by the reading Berks Historical society discusses the mistake made by DR Raymond Albright with regards to the Ancestry of Jacob Albright for whom the Albright College was named. She identifies John of Roscombmanor TWP Berks as the father of Jacob and John. She also identifies Coburg Germany as a likely place of origin, and also Wurrtenberg in a handwritten note on the page. She also identifies Richard W. Albright of Lagrange Illinois as a principle contributor to her information.
  • Page 2 of Florence Gordon letter (311 KB)
    Please excuse the quality, the original was a mimeograph reproduction
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