Johannes Engels


Johannes Engels Jr was born in Klingenthal Alsace France on the 11th of November 1745 and was the son of Johann Peter Engels Sr and brother of Clemens and Johann Peter Jr.In 1754 he immigrated with his Father, Mother, Sister and 2 brothers to the United States at the age of eight aboard the ship Barclay.


1758 Jacob Staheli, Margaretha Staheli, and Barbara Staheli communicants at church.Barbara is believed to be the mother of Johannes wife Anna Barbara.
1759 Melchior, Jacob, Margaretha Staheli are communicants. Melchior is believed to be the father of Anna Barbara and Barbara the Mother.

1767 Before 1767, Johannes was married in Maryland to Susanna Barbara Staheli (1747-1797). He was confirmed as a married man in the Frederick Reformed Church on the 17th of April 1767 along with his younger single brothers Clemens and Johann Peter Jr.

6 Jun 1767 A Peter Engels was born in the Reformed Church to Johann Engels and wife Anna Barbara with witnesses Peter Engels Sr and Maria Catherina.

12 Jul 1769 Elisabetha baptized for Johannes Engel and wife Anna Barbara. Witness: Elisabetha Staheli. Elisabetha the sister of Anna Barbara.

5 Apr 1771 Johannes Engel and Susanna Barbara have a daughter Susanna Barbara. Note: Susanna first name is often spelled Anna.

Children of: Johannes Engels & Susanna Barbara Staheli
Peter 6 Jun 1767   Elizabeth (Kramer)Kyley/1
Elizabeth 12 Jul 1769   Christian Schwend/1
Susanna Barbara 5 Apr 1771   John Walldeck
Johannes 15 Jul 1776    

An Anna Barbara Engels appears in the Reformed Church records as having attended church on the 3 Apr 1774 and it is assumed this is the wife of Johannes. The Reformed Church list of members in 1775 does not include them probably as they are Lutheran. However, their son Johannes is christened in the Reformed church in 1776. It could be they were living in the country side in the 1770's but no death or property records have yet been found.

1782 There was a Captain John Engle listed as captured by the British and not returned. Could this have been Johannes who then died during the war? There is no record of him after 1776.

15 May 1786 Anna Barbara was born to Elizabeth d/o Johannes and Christian Schwend. Sponsors to the christening Johannes Kolb and wife Anna Barbara.

18 Feb 1787 Elisabeth d/o Johannes was married in the Lutheran Church to Christian Schwend. Witnessed by Johann Kolb,George Fris., Caspar Schwend, George Berger.

1800 2 March. In the marriage index of the book "The New World Book of Engles", are listed two marriages for a Peter in Frederick around 1800. A Peter married the widow Mary Renner on Aug 17, 1799 and Peter marries the widow Elizabeth Kramer on 2 Mar 1800. It is believed that the Peter who marries Elizabeth is Peter son of Johannes. Elizabeth Kramer married Ludwig Kramer on October 23 1781 and probably brought several children into the marriage with Peter.

1800 District 2 Census lists 1 male 26/44-Peter (33) s/o Johannes, 1 female 26/44-Elizabeth (Kramer abt 38). 1 male 16/25 (Johannes s/o Johannes, 2 females 0/9, 2 females 16/25. The two younger females could be Elizabeth daughters from the Kramer marriage. A male could be Peter's brother Johannes and a sister Susanna Barbara. Two entries away is George Engels son of Johann Peter Jr. 1801 Elizabeth born d/o of Peter Engels and Elizabeth Kramer.

1810 Census lists Peter (43)& Elizabeth (48), 1 female 16/25, female 26/44. Apparently Elizabeth b. 1801 has died.

1820 Census lists Peter (53) Elizabeth (58), another male >45, 2 females 16-25. 2 females could be Elizabeth from her previous marriage.

After 1820 there is no more record of even Johannes children in the Frederick area.

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