Hello, I am looking for information on Frantz Weiss who came to PA in 1733 with his wife Barbara Maria Trout and brothers Abraham, Peter, & David Weiss. Frantz moved to Frederick County MD and I have reason to believe some of his children moved to VA and ultimately end up in NC using the name spelled as Weist which got changed to Weast/Weese in NC. My direct line comes from a man named Johann Jacob Weist who married Mary Yearwood in Rutherford County, NC in 1792. Their proven children were Adam, Margaret, Elizabeth, Catherine, and Nancy, although it seems likely there may have been sons named Jospeh & James. I am looking for the will of Frantz Weiss in Frederick County MD, and a listing of his children which I have heard is in a book called "Records of Pastoral Acts at the Lutheran and Reformed Congregations of the Muddy Creek Church East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster County, PA." I live in a small town in NC and although I have done some PA research cannot find these two items in my area. If anyone out there has any info about Frantz Weiss please let me know. I have also included some PA/MD Weiss records I have located in the hope that it will help someone else. Thanks in advance-Sharon
Trinity Lutheran Church Records: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Translated and edited by Debra D. Smith & Frederick S. Weiser-extracts from Vol. I & II
Anna Magdalena Traut b. October 29, 1743, baptized November 28, 1743, father Wendel Traut. Sponsor: Magdalena Plattnerin.
Paul Traut, single, married Anna Maria Schaeferin, single on April 6, 1762.
March 21, 1760-by means of a license, Wendel Traut and Elisabet Druckenbrod were married in the prescence of many witnesses.
Hanna Traut born August 11, 1779, baptized June 3, 1780, parents: Paul and wife Anna Maria: Sponsors; parents themselves.
1750: "These 59 persons were all present at the preparatory semon and the confessional devotions on March 3rd and communed on Invocatvist Sunday, the 4th of the same 1750"
signed: Johann Friedrich Handschuch.
New arrival to the community Johannes Weiss listed.
October 1, 1750 Johannes Weiss a widower and tailor form the town and congregation and Anna Elisabeth Liedtin, a single person from Cocalico Twp, were publicly proclaimed three different Sundays, and married.
Eva Margaret Weiss born January 9, 1758, baptized November 11, 1759. dau of Johann Jacob & Maria Weiss. Sponsors: Leonhart & Elisabet Bauser.
Adam Weiss from Gutersbach in Erbach, married Anna Catharina Dichtermillerin from Mockmuhl, on January 25, 1757.
Adam Weiss, died March 2, 1758, buried honorably the following day.
Johann Jacob Weiss, single from Heitingscheim in Wurtt, married, Maria Weyblin from Jutters in Switzerland on March 28, 1758.
Elisabet Weiss b. October 9, 1760, baptized November 30, 1760 dau. of Jacob & Anna Maria Weiss. Sponsor: Leonhardt & Elisabet Bauser.
Jacob Wust born November 22, 1760, baptized December 23, 1760. Son of George Adam and Elisabet Weiss. Sponsor: Jacob Eisenhart & wife.
Conrad Wust born November 22, 1760 baptized January 18, 1761, son of George Adam & Elisabet Weiss. Sponsor Conrad Eisenhart & Barbara Dennelerin.
Johan George Weiss, cooper, single, from Erfurth, married Margaret Luttmannin, single of April 4, 1763.
Anna-Maria Weiss born September 28, 1763, baptized January 1, 1764 dau of Jacob & Maria Weiss. Sponsors: Stephan Werfle & wife Maria.
Johann Georg Luttman born June 26, 1765, baptized July 7, 1765 son of Eberhart & Christina Luttmann. Sponsors: Johann George Weiss & wife Margaret.
Anna Margareta Weiss born October 20, 1765, daughter of Johann George & Margareta Weiss. Sponsors: Jacob Luttman, grandfather & wife Margaret.
Christian Weiss born May 4, 1770 baptized May 7, 1770, son of George & Anna Margaretha Weiss. Sponsors: Christian Ilgner & wife Anna Maria.
Johann Jacob Weiss who moved here from Jersey about half a year ago died August 24, 1773 of a swollen body at the age of 38 years and 6 months.
Susanna Weiss born February 19, 1775, baptized February 26, 1775, daughter of Johann George and wife Anna Margareta. Sponsors: the parents themselves.
July 6, 1776 Susanna, the beloved little daughter of George Weiss and his wife died July 5, 1776 of smallpox, at the age of 1 year, 4 months, 2 weeks & 2 days.
Anna Maria Weiss born March 21, 1777, baptized April 19, 1777, dau. of George and Anna Margareta. Sponsors: John Waydeley and wife Anna Maria.
George Weiss born May 9, 1779, baptized June 1, 1779, son of George and wife Margareta. Sponsors: the parents themselves.
September 3, 1780 proclamation of Johan Jacob Weiss and Anna Catharine Bruckam, a widow from Conestoga Twp. Witness Georg Griessinger.
Susanna Weiss born August 11, 1781, baptized October 12, 1781 3-4 in the AM, dau. of George and wife Margart. Sponsors: the parents themselves.
Frederick County, Maryland Property Records 1756-1761
Weiss & Wise are noted as the same name and listed as such in the index and records by this author. Frantz Weiss who is probably also known as Francis Wise/Weiss is the likely father to the Weiss/Weese/Weist who ultimately end up in Virginia.
Michael Stump recorded 8 July 1757. I Christopher Barger of FC, black smith for 14 pcm sells goods and smith tools: smith balance, anvil, vice, 4 hammers, 2 pair smiths tons, 4 files to have and to hold, signed in German Script. Christoff Barger before Henrich Weiss & Samuel Finley.
Jacob Vonsperger, recorded 1 April 1758, made 22 March 1758 between Jacob Weist of FC, for 7 pcm MD, sells tract called "Charming Betty," beginning at a small hill by the head of a spring near the foot of Katawkin Mountains, containing 25 acres. Signed Jacob Weist before Jos. Wood, Thomas Norris, Receipt Jacob Weist ack, deed at same time, Eve Wiest released dower, AF & duty paid.
Jospeh Locker recorder supersedes 20 Oct. 1758 against John Wise and Rodolphus Eltinage for * shillings debt recovered 17 June 1758 before William Luckett.
Henry Talbert recorded supersedes 20 October 1758 against John Wise and Rudolphus Elting for 15 shillings debt recovered 17 June 1758 before William Luckett.
Christian Bringle recorded 29 March 1760, made 20 March 1760 between George Loy surviving executor of Frances Wise late of Frederick County, deceased and Jacob Wise son and heir at law of said Frances Wise for 280 pcm MD, paid and they sell tract part of "Taskers Chance," sold and conveyed by Benjamin Tasker Esq to Daniel Dulaney Esq, M & B given for 206 acres. Signed in German Script Hannes Georg Loy, Jacob Weiss witnessed by P. Butler & Peter Weiss.
Peter Hubert recorded 17 August 1761, made same date between Adam Wise of Frederick County for 15 pcm MD sells "Andrew's Lot, " in FC, opposite a piney hill on Great Pipe Creek, M & B given for 50 acres. Signed in German Script Adam Weiss before Jospeh Wood, Thomas Norris receipt ack. MariElias wife of Adam Wise released dower AF & duty paid.
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