Christian Gutknecht
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Christian Gutknecht (1722 - 1795)

Christian Gutknecht
Born in Bischweiler, Basse-Alsace, Francemap
Husband of — married 25 Apr 1746 in Bischweiler, Basse-Alsace, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Sep 2014
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Christian Gutknecht migrated from Germany to Pennsylvania 1749.
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Christian Gutknecht[1]


22 Feb 1722, Bischweiler, Bas-Rhin, France
22 Jun 1722, Bischweiler, Elsaß-Lothringen, Germany[1]
Note: Elsaß-Lothringen, Germany did not exist until 1871.


Christian Gutknecht[1][2][3][4]
Arrival Year: 13 Sep 1749
Arrival : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ship: Christian
Captain: Thomas Brady
From: Rotterdam
By Way of: Cowes
(Christian made his mark by his name on the passenger list.)


Occupation: Tobacco Preparer[1]


Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976
  1. Maria Grünholtz[1][citation needed]
    25 Apr 1746, Bischweiler, Bischweiler, Elsaß-Lothringen, Germany
  2. Elisabeth Rittenhaus[5]
    * 21 Sep 1784, St Michaels Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Note: Elsaß-Lothringen, Germany did not exist until 1871.


26 Dec 1795, Germantown, Pennsylvania[1]

Research Note

No verifiable records found on DKMMoseley-537 11:33, 11 March 2017 (EST)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Christian Gutknecht at
  2. Egle, William Henry, editor Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and State of Pennsylvania, 1727-1775, with the Foreign Arrivals, 1786-1808. (at Pennsylvania Archives, ser. 2, vol. 17. Harrisburg [PA]: E.K. Meyers, 1890. 787p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1967.
  3. ProGenealogists Ship Passenger List (currently at
  4. Source: #S1410046482 Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Year: 1749; Page Number: 199
  5. Pennsylvania, Church Marriages, 1682-1976 (at Family Search) FHL microfilm 21,334
  • Rootsweb Message Board Summary by Bud Goodnight
  • Family Trees (at
  • Familt Tree (at
  • Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015 Publication: Operations, Inc. Note: GenealogieOnline
  • Source: S1410046482 Repository: U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Publication: Operations, Inc


  • Gudknecht-1 was created on 01 July 2010 through the import of mcdougle 2010-06-30.ged.
  • Gutknecht-25 was created by Colin Grove.

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Looks like 1795 maybe October 26 but I not sure. Thought was so cool too.
Gutknecht Goodnight-1 and Gutknecht-25 appear to represent the same person because: merge from compound surname to Gutknecht-25
posted by [Living Begin]
Gudknecht-1 and Gutknecht-25 appear to represent the same person because: these profiles obviously represent the same man. Two profiles for son Samuel were merged first without addressing duplicates of their fathers. Different dates can be listed in merged profile if necessary. (Any proof of either date anyhow?) Gutknecht is proper German Spelling. (Name probably Anglicized to Goodnight almost immediately by clerks, etc.)

Father's name was either Hans, Michael, or Hans Michael. Original source for that would be nice, also.

posted by Bill Vincent Ph.D.

Rejected matches › Christian Gutknecht (1723-1796)