Wilhelm Best III was born in the Palitinate district in Germany in 1733 and came to America with his parents in 1738. I have no information on where Catherine was born or when they were married. Chances are they were married in the late 1750's.
Catherine died in 1773 and I do not know who Wilhelm married after that. He did move his family to Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1774 which at the time, was a district of West Augusta, Virginia.
During his life, Wilhelm ran a grist mill and a saw mill. He was a Captain of a Ranger Company in the French and Indian War and was a Court Martial man in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
He died in 1823 in Clarion County, Pennsylvania and is buried with Catherine in St. Paul's Cemetery 1 mile west of Knox, Pennsylvania.
Max Bess with the help of George Bess
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