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Hans Heinrich Demuth (abt. 1714)

Hans Heinrich (Heinrich) Demuth
Born about in Buettenhardt, Switzerlandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1742 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Heinrich Demuth, wife and children emigrated from Buettenhardt, Schaffhausen Canton, Switzerland in 1742 to Pennsylvania, according to Swiss Genealogy: Schaffhausen Emigration im 16, 17, and 18 Jahrhundert at Four sons were born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Heinrich Demuth and wife Anna, whose maiden name is given as Gisseler in the birth record for son John in 1742. Presumably these are the same people who immgrated from Schaffhausen Canton. Births of three sons are recorded in the records of the First Reformed Congregation of Lancaster in 1742, 1746 and 1754. The birth of a fourth son, Henry, is recorded in the Holy Trinity records in Lancaster County. Genealogical Data Relating to the German Settlers of Pennsylvania and Adjacent Territory From Advertisements in German Newspapers Published in Philadelphia and Germantown, 1743-1800 by Edward W. Hocker, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1981, page 13, has the following entry from Sower's Newspaper, January 16, 1749: Henrich Demuth, smith, Lancaster, advertises that his servant, Johannes Weyand, 20 years old, ran away.' Leatha Betts relates what is apparently the same incident coming from Abstracts of Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvani a Gazette 1748-1755, page 39, as a mention of a runaway indentured servant of Henry Damood of Lampiter Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., the servant's name given as John Waynant, dutch servant, age 20, 10 Jan 1749. Leatha Betts cites a Lancaster Co, Pa. Lampeter Township 1750 tax record with Henry Timwood paying 1 shilling 6 d. taxes. Leatha Betts and others believe that Heinrich and family left Lancaster County, migrating down the 'Warrior Path' to Frederick County Virginia by 1764 or 1765, when Henry Tamewood (as the name was then written) was granted 246 acres of Fairfax Survey land by the proprietor. 'The Winchester to New Market Road,' in Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia, by Cecil O'Dell (Walsworth Pub. Co., Marceline, MO, 1995), states (page 524) 'Approximately 1 1/ 2 miles south of Edinburg, the 'Great Road' crossed the northwest corner of John Valentine Bealor's 280-acre 17 Jun 1754 Fairfax survey land located east of Bowmans Crossing, Virginia on the north side of the North River Shenandoah. Next the 'Waggon Road' crossed the west corner of Henry Tamewood's 246-acre 25 May 1765 Fairfax survey land about two-fifths of a mile south of Bowman's Crossing.' Interestingly, John Valentine Buehler's birth is recorded in 1736 in the same church records as three of Heinrich Demuth's sons--the First Reformed Congregation of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. On September 1, 1766, Henry and wife Honor sold the land to John Valentine Buehler's father, Ulrich Buehler (Woolrick Bealer). Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, Order Book No. XXIV, page 351 has the following' Rutherford vs. Henry Tamewood--Writ, 28th May 1767. Defendent lives this side of Hance Maggot's, upon Mr. Thomas Lewis's land. He is commonly called Temster. (He is a German) from Frederick County.' Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, Deed Book No. 20, page 538 lists the following from page 240: '16th May, 1774, Henry Long (signed Emmaniel Henrich Lung) and Barberry () to Henry Tamewood.' Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, Abstracts of Wills of Augusta County Virginia, Augusta County Court, Will Book No. 4, Additional Members of the Executive Committee, page 110, lists on page 241 the following: '26th November, 1767, Stephen Conrad's estate sold to, viz: John Coutch, Lewis Fisher, Stephen Hensbengar, Zachariah Rexrode, Henry Tamewood, Peachey Gilmore.' Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, Order Book No.XII (apparently for 1767), page 148, lists on page 139: 'Hemp certificates: Henry Tamewood, John Tillery.' Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, Augusta County Court Records, Order Book No. XVI, apparently from 1774, page 182, states on page 19: 'Francis Smith, son of Wm. Smith, aged eleven years 1st June last, to be bound to Henry Tamewood.' Henry Tamewood appears on the Rent Rolls in Dunmore County, Virginia in 1774, 1775 and 1776. By this time sons Melchior (Malachi) and Sebastian (Boston) had continued down the Great Wagon Road to Botetourt County, Virginia. "Virginia in 1760: A Reconstructed Census," (c) 1996 by TLC Geneaology, P.O. Box 403369, Miami Beach, FL 33140-1369, page 88, has Damude, Henry, Frederick (Co.) 14:213. Reference 14 is Frederick County, Virginia Order Book No. 9, 1760-1762, LVA Reel 69. If this is the same person, it places Heinrich in Frederick County earlier than previously believed.[1]


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immigration List Index. Heinrich Demuth/Damewood. year 1742, place America., with wife and children,. Source Publication B123.20 Primary Immigrant Demuth,Heinrich. Date and port of arrival Extracted from microfilms located in the State Archives of Swiss cantons Aargau and Basel, passport list of Swiss carton Solothurn, and the personal records of a private researcher. Date and places of birth and genealogical Schrader-Muggenthaler,C. The Swiss Emigration Book,Vol.1,Apolio,PA;Classon Press,1993.216p. Page 26 I
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