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Johann Georg (Swinehart) Schweinhardt (b. 4 March 1679/80, d. 1756)Johann Georg (Swinehart) Schweinhardt (son of Hans Gabriel Schweinhardt and Elisabetha Barbara Appollonie Steinbach) was born 4 March 1679/80 in Jungholzhausen, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg, and died 1756 in Monocacy Valley, Frederick Co., MD.He married Anna Maria Margaretha on 1718.
Notes for Johann Georg (Swinehart) Schweinhardt:
Born on 4 Mar 1681 in , Jungholzhausen, Baden-Wurttembery, Germany. Johann George died in Monocacy Valley, Frederick County, Maryland. in 1756; he was 74.
Information from ged.com/db/page/powell/1837:According to "Pioneers of Old Monocacy" the earliest record of German settlement in the area is a document filed in Prince Georges County where John George Swinehart acknowledged a debt to a John Pawling dating from November 16, 1731. The document indicates Swinehart first settled in "Frederick Townhip in ye County of Philadelphia in ye Propence of Penselvania" and that he was a "Iuman" (yeoman). The document was read in open court on June 24, 1746.
Johann Swinehart's arrival in America dated from before Jan 1725, when his daughter Magdalena was born in Pennsylvania. As late as November of 1730 he appears in church records of New Hanover Township in what is now Montgomery County, PA, coming to Monocacy the following year.
In 1740 Swinehart had 100 acres surveyed in Monocacy, which he named "Lost Spring." He may have been living on this land prior to that, but this is the first record of it. In 1743 he had his land resurveyed, adding 135 acres, and he renamed his holding "George & Margaret."
In 1742 George Swinehart (as he was known in English records) was one of the signers of a petition to divide Prince George's Parish. The following year he was naturalized in the Provincial Court on October 19, having first taken communion from David Candler in the Lutheran Church a few weeks prior.
In 1747 Lutheran Pastor Henry Melchior Muhlenberg visited Frederick, and George and his son Gabriel signed the Lutheran Church articles prepared by the pastor. Later that year Swinehart requested that he be made "levy-free" due to age, and to support his claim testified that "it is set down in his Bible that he was born the fourth day of March in the year 1681."
Swinehart was a signor in the establishment of the Maryland Evangelical Church (Lutheran) in 1738 in Frederick, Maryland.The first official record found to date which shows the beginning of the German settlement in today's Frederick County, Maryland is a document concerning John George Swinehart dated November 16, 1731.
More About Johann Georg (Swinehart) Schweinhardt:
Naturalization: 19 October 1743, Provincial Court, MD.
More About Johann Georg (Swinehart) Schweinhardt and Anna Maria Margaretha:
Children of Johann Georg (Swinehart) Schweinhardt and Anna Maria Margaretha are:
- Elisabetha Schweinhardt, b. 1719, d. date unknown.
- Gabriel Schweinhardt, b. 1721, d. date unknown.
- Johann G. Schweinhardt, b. 1721, d. date unknown.
- +Anna Maria Magdaline Schweinhardt, b. 8 January 1724/25, Lancaster, PA, d. 21 May 1788, Monocacy Valley, Frederick Co., MD.
- Susanna Schweinhardt, b. 1726, d. date unknown.
- Johannes Schweinhardt, b. 1728, d. date unknown.
- Maria Margaret Schweinhardt, b. 1729, d. date unknown.
- Johann Peter Schweinhardt, b. 1730, d. date unknown.