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Johannes "John" Arbogast Sr & Jr
Info on Johannes Sr comes mostly from "Records of Pastoral Acts at Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchberg, Berks Co., PA, part II", p.102. His birth data comes from Christus Kirche, Kehl, Baden/Wuerttemberg, Germany,
Johannes "John" Arbogast, Sr was born 9 Sept 1703 in Kehl, Ortenaukreis, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Johannes father was David Arbogast and his mother was Christiana Diebold.
His paternal grandparents were Michael Arbogast & Marian Mintel, his maternal grandparents were Andreas Diebold & Caterina Franck . He died at the age of 69 on Snyder, Pennsylvania.
Johannes "John" Arbogast, Sr family with Anna Margaretha Buerkel, Children , Anna Maria Arbogast married Hanns Sommer .
Johannes "John" Arbogast, Sr family with Margaretha Walter, Children 1. Johannes "John" Arbogast, Jr, 1739-Abt 1811 2. Catherina Arbogast, 3. Barbara Arbogast, 1742-1818 4. Michael Arbogast,
Barbara Arbogast b 13 Nov 1742 d 22 Sep 1818 Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Burial Sinking Spring Cemetery Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Married Johannes Gaul b 18 Dec 1739 Germany d 21 Feb 1816 Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA . Burial Sinking Spring Cemetery Sinking Spring, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA.
Johannes "John" Arbogast, Jr, 1739-Abt 1811. Married Catharine Beich.
Johannes "John" Arbogast Jr Born in 1739 - Kehl, Germany Deceased in 1811 - Sunbury, Northumberland County Pennsylvania USA , age at death: 72 years old
Parents Johannes "John" Arbogast 1703-1772 Margaretha Walter 1716-1772
Spouses and children ◦ Relationship with Catharine Beich with •F Barbara Arbogast 1768-1853 ◾M Nicholas Arbogast 1771-1851 ◦M John Jr Arbogast 1778-1845 ◾M Peter Arbogast 1780-1892 ◾M Ludwig "Lewis" Arbogast 1786-1867 •F Catharine Arbogast †1829 •F Anna Maria Arbogast 1767-1853 ◦M William Arbogast †
Arbogast -- Johannes Arbogast Born Sept. 9, 1703. The progenitor of a large branch of the Arbogast Family in the New World arrived on the English ship Edinburg Sept. 16, 1751 at the Port of Philadelphia, listed as Johannes Arbengast. He was a son of David (1645-1703) and Christina Diebold Arbogast (1662-1739). Johannes settled in the Bern Township area of Berks County with his second wife, Margaret Walter Arbogast (1716-?). He sired fourteen children including four sons with his first wife, Anna Margaret Burckler Arbogast (1706-1736). It is believed all his children were born in the familys native Germany before emigrating to America. Johannes died on Nov. 12, 1772 and was buried in an unmarked grave in this cemetery by Rev. Christopher Emmanuel Schultz. The date and place of his wifes death are unknown. Several sons of Johannes are reported to have served in the Revolutionary War including John Arbogast (1739-1811)who served in Company 6 Fourth Battalion of the Berks County Militia under Capt. Conrad Eckert. Following the war, most of Johannes family moved to Snyder County PA. where they contributed greatly to the development or that region. This Monument was erected by the descendants of Joahnnes Arbogast to mark the final resting place and honor the memory of a courageous pioneer who dared to face the dangers of the unknown for the benefit of those who would follow him.
transcribed by Strausstown Roots
The ancestors of this representative Pennsylvania family came from Germany on the ship "Edinburgh," which arrived at Philadelphia, Sept. 16, 1751. His name on the ships list of passengers is recorded as Johannes Arbengast. He was married and had among others two sons, Ludwig and Johannes. Johannes Arbogast, the son of Johannes, who emigrated, became one of the pioneer settlers in the territory which was embraced in the original Penn township, Snyder county. This territory was included in old Northumberland county, which was organized in 1772. That this pioneer planned well and was a most industrious and prosperous citizen of colonial Pennsylvania is evidenced by his many recorded land purchases and by his last will and testament which covers two pages, viz, 145 and 146, in Will Book 2, in the registers office at Sunbury, Pa. The will is a model in many respects, and reflects the noble character of the testator, who divided a very large estate among his five sons and three daughters, and for his dear wife, Catharine, who survived him, he provided most liberally.
The name of Ludwig Arbogast appears among a list of non-commissioned officers and privates of the First Pennsylvania Regiment, of the Continental Line, in the Revolutionary War. On Oct. 13, 1776, he was wounded at the Block House, and was discharged March 23, 1783. In 1835, he was still living, and resided in Philadelphia. Penna. Archives, Fifth Series.
The executors of the will were his sons, John and Ludwig Arbogast; and the witnesses to the document were his neighbors, John Moatz and Nich. Roth (or Rath). The will was made on the 15th day of April, 1811, and probated May 14th of the following month. It is evident that John Arbogast, the pioneer, passed from this life into his reward between these two dates. The names of the children follow in order as they are named in the will:
1. "I give and devise unto my son Nicholas, the sum of 400 pounds."
2. "I give and devise unto my son Peter, the plantation whereon he now lives, for which he shall pay out 100 pounds."
3 and 4. "I give and devise unto my two sons, John and Ludwig, whereon they now dwell, which I will and order shall be equally divided between the said John and Ludwig. (A long deion as to how the land is to be divided then follows.) A public road passed through Johns land to the town of Middleburg. John was to pay out the sum of 350 pounds; and Ludwig was to pay out 150 pounds."
5. "I give and bequeath unto my son William, 400 pounds.
6. "I give and devise unto my daughter, Catharine, now the wife of Christopher Schatzberger, the one-half of the undivided plantation whereon she now dwells, which is my share of such plantation."
7. "I give and devise unto my daughter, Anna Maria, now the wife of Jacob Felmly, the sum of 243 pounds."
8. "I give and devise unto my daughter, Barbara, now the wife of John Zwally, the sum of 243 pounds."
The will follows:
In the name of God, Amen, I John Arbogast of Perm township, in the County of Northumberland, and State of Pennsylvania. Being weak in body but of sound and understanding mind, memory and understanding blessed be God for the same, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following to wit:—Principally and first of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of God who gave it to me, and my body to the earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner, at the direction of my executors hereinafter named, and as to such worldly estate wherein it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give and dispose of the same in the following manner, to wit: First, I order that my executors shall pay all my funeral expenses as soon as possible and payable my just debts. I give and devise unto my dear wife Catharine, out of my real and personal property estate during her natural life the room wherein we now dwell and she is to have her right in the kitchen and the one-third of the garden and the kitchen dresser and as much of the kitchen furniture as she shall want, and one copper kettle and one table, four chairs, two beds, one clock and case and her choice of the chests, and she may take two, one ten plate stove and pipe, and her wheel and reel and two milk cows, her choice; one testament and one hymn book, and the one-third of the cellar and two tubs, her choice; also a right to as many apples as she shall want and one hive of bees, her choice; and one-third of the fowls on the plantation where we now dwell. I give and devise unto my son, Nicholas Arbogast, the sum of four hundred pounds, lawful money of the State of Pennsylvania, which he hath already received from me. I give and devise unto my son, Peter Arbogast, the plantation whereon he now lives for which he shall pay out one hundred pounds of lawful money of the State aforesaid, unto my hereinafter named heirs. I give and devise unto my two sons, John and Ludwig Arbogast, the plantation whereon they now dwell, which I will and order shall be equally divided between the said John and Ludwig, beginning on the Chestnut Ridge, a corner of said land and Jacob Moyers land, thence in a strict line to the road to the line of said land and John Motzs land, except a piece of meadow ground of five acres to be the same more or less which would come within the aforesaid, Johns line bordering on the public road leading through said John s land to the town of Middleburg, and my son John shall allow my aforesaid son Ludwig. a road threw his land to the aforesaid meadow. I will and order that my aforesaid son. John, shall pay out of his estate of land unto my heirs herein after named the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds lawful money of the State of Pennsylvania. I hereafter shall direct; and I will and order that my son, Ludwig. shall pay out of his share of land unto my hereinafter named heirs, the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds of lawful money of the State of Pennsylvania, as I hereafter shall direct. I give and bequeath to my son, William Arbogast. four hundred pounds like lawful money as aforesaid.
I will and order that the money that my son, William, hath already received from me shall be in part of the said four hundred pounds and the balance of the four hundred pounds shall be paid as I hereinafter direct. I give and devise unto my daughter, Catharine, now the wife of Christopher Schatzberger, the one-half of the undivided plantation whereon she now dwells, which is my share of said plantation. I give and devise unto my daughter. Anna Maria, now the wife of Jacob Felmly, the sum of 243 pounds, lawful money aforesaid. I will and order that it shall be paid her as I shall hereafter direct, first deducting out of said sum what she or Felmly have already received. I give and devise unto my daughter, Barbara, now the wife of John Zwally, the sum of 243 pounds, like money aforesaid, I will and order shall be paid her as I shall hereinafter direct, first deducting out of said sum that she or Zwally have already received. I will and order that my son Peter pay or cause to be paid the aforesaid sum of one hundred pounds unto three of my aforesaid heirs. William, Anna Maria, and Barbara or their survivors of them, in yearly payments, that is to say, fifteen pounds yearly until the said 100 pounds are fully paid each.
(Here follows at length how more money shall be paid by the various heirs.)
And as touching all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate I will and order that my hereinafter named executors shall take an inventory and expose the same to public sale as soon as they can after my disease, and the money now in my hands and the money standing out shall by my executors be applied toward pattening the land that I have bequeathed to my two sons, John and Ludwig, and then, if there is any money left in their hands they shall put it on interest, and the interest shall be paid to my wife. Catharine, as long as she lives and after her death I order that my executors shall sell by public sale the personal estate now let my wife Catharine and the money arising from sale and all other moneys of my estate I order shall be equally divided between my five sons and three daughters, and lastly I nominate and appoint my two sons, John and Ludwig Arbogast, both of Penn Township in the county aforesaid, to be the executors of my last will and testament.
In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 15 day of April, 1811. Witness: John Moatz, Nich. Roth (or Rath) Signed in German. Johannes Arbogast. Probated May 14, 1811. Recorded in File 37, Will Book 2, pages 145, 146.
Peter Arbogast, the second son of Johannes, and the grandfather of Wilson Arbogast, was a farmer in Snyder county, Pennsylvania. He died about 1859, aged 80 years, and is buried at Grubbs church, of which he was a member of the Lutheran congregation. He was married twice. The first wife was Margaret Long, and their children were: Jonathan; John; and Barbara, who was married to a Steffy. The children by his second wife were: Simon, Peter, and William.
John Arbogast, the second son of Peter, removed to the state of Indiana, and from there to California, where he died and is buried.
Simon Arbogast settled in Ohio.
Peter Arbogast remained in Snyder county, and was a farmer in the Flint Stone Valley.
William Arbogast lived at Freeburg, Snyder county, Pa.
Jonathan Arbogast, the oldest son of Peter, and the father of Wilson, of Allentown, was born in Washington township, Snyder county, on April 13, 1810. He was baptized on July 31st, of the same year, and his sponsors were Jonathan and Catharine Long, probably his grandparents. His birth certificate is in possession of his son, Gustavus. There he owned and conducted a farm of 125 acres. He was a strong supporter of the free school system, serving as a school director of his township for many years.
He married Catharine Busier, a daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Battorf) Busier. She was born in 1821, died in 1893. Mr. Arbogast died in July, 1883. They are buried in Freeburg, Pa. They had the following children: 1. William, who died unmarried about 1859. 2. Jonathan B., married Julia Ann Ricgel, and their children were: Mary, Alice, Catharine, and Maggie. 3. Wilson, history follows. 4. Henry, married Emma Kautz. They resided in the West. He died in 1907. They had three children. 5. John, married Amanda Kantz. They also reside in the West, and have three children. 6. Gustavus. 7. Mary, married Elmer Sechrist, and they have a son, Roy.
History of Lehigh County Pennsylvania and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Its Families, Volume II by Charles Rhoads Roberts, Rev. John Baer Stoudt, Rev. Thomas H. Krick, William J. Dietrich Lehigh Valley Publishing Co., Ltd., Allentown, PA, 1914 Transcribed by Vicki Hartman;
1 Johannes "John" Arbogast, Sr b. 9 Sept 1703 d. 12 Nov 1772 Margaretha Walter b. 1 Aug 1716 d. Aft 1772 2 Johannes "John" Arbogast, Jr b. 1739 d. Aft 15 Apr 1811 Catherine Beich b. Abt 1750 d. Aft 1811 3 John "Peter" Arbogastb. 14 Nov 1780 d. 31 Aug 1892 + Margaret Long Catherine Gaugler b. 9 Sep 1789 d. 7 Dec 1832 4 Barbara Arbogast b. 27 Nov 1807 d. 8 Jan 1863 4 John ARBOGAST b. 1808 d. 1896 4 Johnathon Arbogast b. 13 Apr 1810 d. 28 Jul 1882 4 Polly Arbogast b. 11 Jan 1813 d. 24 Dec 1834 4 Peter P. Arbogastb. 13 Aug 1814 d. 10 Jan 1889 4 Simon Arbogast b. 20 Oct 1817 d. 18 Jan 1895 4 Jacob Arbogast b. 13 Feb 1827 d. 24 Mar 1892 4 William Arbogastpoint b. 1814 d. 1889
Catharine Beich 3 John Arbogast, jr. 3 Ludwig "Lewis" Arbogast Anna Maria Boyer b. 1801 d. 1856 4 Elias Arbogast b. 1840 d. 1884 4 Matilda C Arbogast b. 1843
Gertrude Mertz b. 1787 d. 1846 4 Sarah Arbogast b. 1805 d. 1881 4 George Arbogast b. 1809 d. 1878 4 Henry Arbogast b. 1812 4 John Arbogast b. 1815 d. 1904 4 Lewis Arbogast, Jr b. 1819 d. 1874 4 Elizabeth Arbogastb. 1820 d. 1854 4 Anna Maria Arbogastb. 1826 d. 1846
3 William Arbogast 3 Catharine Arbogast + Christopher Shotzberger
3 Anna Maria Arbogast + Jacob Felmly
3 Barbara Arbogast + John Zwally
3 Nicholas Arbogast b. 7 Oct 1771 d. 3 Jul 1851 Eva Mertz b. 9 Nov 1777 d. 13 September 1847 4 Benjamin Arbogastb. 1793 d. 24 Apr 1878 4 John Arbogast b. 26 Jul 1797 d. 28 Jul 1862 4 Peter Arbogast b. 17 Mar 1799 d. 13 Sep 1847 4 Peter Arbogast b. 17 Mar 1799 d. 29 Mar 1872 4 Philip ARBOGAST b. 3 May 1802 d. 28 Sep 1864 4 Jacob Arbogast b. 28 Mar 1804 d. 8 Jun 1883 4 Mary Arbogast b. 1807 4 Samuel Arbogastb. 1807 d. 1873 4 Michael Arbogast b. 28 Feb 1809 d. 15 Sep 1881 4 Michael Arbogast b. 28 Feb 1809 d. 15 Mar 1881 4 Polly ARBOGAST b. 11 Oct 1810 d. 6 Aug 1851
3 Peter Arbogast b. 1779 d. 1859
2 Catherina Arbogast . Apr 1741 d. Dec 1745 2 Barbara Arbogast b. Sep 1742 2 Michael Arbogast b. Oct 1745 d. Oct 6 1745
Anna Margaretha Buerkel b. Abt 1706 d. 21 Jul 1736 2 Anna Maria Arbogast + Hanns Sommer
Notes for JOHANNES ARBOGAST: Burial record as translated by Frederick S. Weiser in "Records of Pastoral Acts at Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchberg, Berks County PA, Part II," p.102: On the Reformed cemetery in Baeren (Bern) Township, Joh. Arbogast, a legitimate son of the late David Arbogast and his wife Christina. Was born 9 Sept 1703 at Kehl. Entered his first marriage in 1731 with Anne Margreth Burckler and had 4 children, and 1737 with Margreth Waltherin and had 10- children of whom 5 sons, and 1 daughter are living. Was aged 69 years 2 months and 3 days. His birth record exists in Chrustuskirche, Kehl, Baden. He was b. September 9, 1703, and was the son of David and Christina. Christina was a widow at the time of Johannes birth, since his father David Arbogast died on July 16, 1703, age 58