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Anna Maria Barbara (Heckh) Shoemaker (1730 - 1820)

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Anna Maria Barbara Shoemaker formerly Heckh
Born in Salzburg, Hameln-Pyrmont, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Germanymap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Loudoun, Virginia, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 14 Mar 2017
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Anna Maria Barbara Heckh* was born in 1730 in Salzburg, Hameln-Pyrmont, Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Germany. She married George Shoemaker in Hameln-Pyrmont, Lower Saxony, Germany. They had nine children in 21 years.

John George was born on November 15, 1749, in Oley, Pennsylvania; Anna Maria was born on March 1, 1752; Elizabeth Catharina was born on March 6, 1756 in Reading, Adams, Pennsylvania (died 1836); Christina or Christiana was born on March 8, 1756, in Loudoun County, Virginia (died 1862); Judith was born in 1758 in Apollo, Pennsylvania (died 1834); His daughter Esther was born in 1759 (died 1782); John was born in 1760 in Loudoun County, Virginia (died August 11, 1815, in Westmoreland City, Pennsylvania); Sarah was born on April 18, 1764 (died 1831); Solomon was born in 1770 in Lovettsville, Virginia (died 1854).

John George, Anna Maria, Esther, and John are not mentioned in her husband’s will; however, Joseph, George, and Daniel are mentioned in his will but not listed above, so there is some discrepancy in the names of the children, which could possibly be a discrepancy between their names and what they were called, and could possibly be caused by some of them predeceasing their father.

She died in 1820 in Loudoun County, Virginia, at the impressive age of 90.

The date 1749 for the marriage of Anna Maria Barbara to George Shoemaker is a working estimate based on an immigration record that shows an "Anna Barbara Shoemaker" from "Alsace-Lorraine, France" as an immigrant arriving in America that same year. George Shoemaker was also from Alsace, France and is also known to have immigrated to America that same year.

Most trees show Anna Maria Barbara being married to George Shoemaker at some undetermined date in Virginia, USA, but there is no real evidence of that being the case, and one may therefore conclude that the Virginia location for their marriage is an assumption based on the fact that all the children of Anna Maria Barbara and George Shoemaker were born in America.

With no solid evidence of a Virginia marriage, but with the evidence of the immigration record mentioned above, in which Anna Barbara carries the Shoemaker name, one can tentatively conclude that they most probably married just prior to their immigration in 1749, and most likely in Alsace, France. gss=pt&ssrc=pt_t13073864_p-110919559_g32768

p. 275 of Wills of Loudoun County, Virginia The Will of George Shoemaker I, George Shoemaker, of the County of Loudoun and Commonwealth of Virginia do hereby make my Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say 1st it is my will and desire that my just debts (if any there be) and funeral expenses be as speedily _ punctually paid after my decease as the nature of the case will admit of. 2nd Whereas I have lived to see all my children grow to majority _ settle in life and have from time to time given them such portions of my substance as my circumstances enabled me to do Therefore I now give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Anna Mary Barbara Shoemaker all my estate both real and personal for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease, It is my will and I hereby direct all the parishable part there of to be immediately sold, and the monies arising therefrom together with whatever sum of my cash that may be then on hand and unexpended to be equally divided share and share alike amongst my nine children, namely, John, Joseph, Sollomon, George, Judith, Sarah, Elizabeth, Daniel and Christina to be enjoyed by them their heirs _ assignees forever. On the performance of certain conditions herein aforementioned on the part of my son Daniel after the decease of my wife above named I give and bequeth to him my 1st son Daniel Shoemaker all the tract or parcel of land whereas I now reside together with all and singular the appurtenances there unto belonging to him his heirs and assignees forever. He my son Daniel his heirs Executors and Administrators being hereby required to pay to each of my children or their heirs Estate Legacies at stipulated times as is herein after mentioned as will in all amount to the sum of twelve hundred dollars to be paid as follows that is to say in two years after the decease of my wife, to my son John Shoemaker the sum of one hundred and twenty five dollars. In two years from thence, to my son Joseph Shoemaker one hundred and twenty five dollars, in two years from thence to my Grandson John Vinner two hundred dollars. In two years from thence to my daughter Sarah Warner two hundred dollars. In two years from thence to my son Solomon Shoemaker one hundred and twenty five dollars. In two years from thence to my son George Shoemaker one hundred and twenty five dollars. In two years from thence to my daughter Elizabeth Potterfield the sum of three hundred dollars. But in case it does not happen that my 1st son Daniel his heirs should in any way fail to comply with the payment of those several legacies as above directed then in that case it is my will that the land aforesaid be sold at public sale and I hereby authorize my Executors [herein after named] to make legal conveyance thereof and out of the monies arising therefrom to pay those several legacies to the several above named persons to their heirs rerspectively and give the residue of all money to my son Daniel or his heirs all which I give to them their heirs Executors and Administrators _ Assignees forever And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint constitute and appoint my nephew Simon Shoemaker and my friend Henry Joseph Fry Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and affixed my seal this second day of February in the year of the Lord 1808. Signed Sealed published and declared Signed by As and for the last Will and Testament

Georg Shumaker Of the above named George ShoemakerIn the presence of usJoseph TribbeyGeorge ShoemakerSamuel BakerAt a court held in Loudoun CountyOctober 10th 1808 This Will of George Shumaker deceased was proved by the oaths of George Shumaker Samuel Baker _ the affirmation of Joseph Tribbey and ordered to be recorded on the matter Simon Shoemaker and Henry Joseph Fry the Executors therein named who made oath according to Law and together with Abiel Jenneirs _ George Shumaker their Securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of One thousand five hundred dollars conditioned as the Law directs. Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form Teste J Bergg Cble

  • Note: Most online sources show Anna Marie Barbara as the wife of John Shoemaker, as if Barbara were her maiden name. However, some sources show Heckh as her maiden name, and I have used that here, since Barbara was not a German surname used at that time, and genealogical resources show a Heckh family in Lower Saxony at the proper time. Another note: in her husband's will, she is listed as Anna Mary Barbara Shoemaker, rather than Maria. I assume this is anglicized, just as Schumacher became Shoemaker, and that Maria is correct, as elsewhere.

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


Name: Anna Maria /Barbara/
Name: Anna Barbara /Schumacher/[2]
Name: Anna Barbara /Schumacher/[3]

Found multiple versions of NAME. Using Anna Maria /Barbara/.


Type: Arrival
Date: 1749
Place: America[4][5]


  1. Barbara-199 was created by Mark Eby through the import of Mark p eby family lines.ged on Sep 17, 2014. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
  2. Source: #S-244078988 Page: Place: America; Year: 1749; Page Number: 104 APID: 1,7486::234888
  3. Source: #S-244078988 Page: Place: America; Year: 1749; Page Number: 376 APID: 1,7486::234886
  4. Source: #S-244078988 Page: Place: America; Year: 1749; Page Number: 376 APID: 1,7486::234886
  5. Source: #S-244078988 Page: Place: America; Year: 1749; Page Number: 104 APID: 1,7486::234888
  • Source: S-244078988 Repository: #R-846824311 Title: U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Publication: Operations, Inc APID: 1,7486::0
  • Repository: R-846824311 Name:
  • Source: S-244146318 Repository: #R-846824311 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Page: Ancestry Family Tree Data: Text:
  • Source: S-244146318 Repository: #R-846824311 Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Page: Ancestry Family Tree Data: Text:
  • Repository: R-846824311 Name:

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On 22 Aug 2018 at 15:36 GMT Linda (Reineke) Steiner wrote:

This person does not exist, at least with these facts. There WAS an Anna Maria Heckh who married a Shoemaker/Schumacher, but she lived and died in Germany and her husband's name was Johann Peter and she was born in 1645. She is Heckh-3 on WikiTree. Can we remove her as wife for John George and attribute the children to Anna Maria (Rittenhouse) Shoemaker, the real mother?

On 20 Aug 2018 at 14:28 GMT Marilyn (Wheeler) Willer wrote:

I don't think there is a connection between your Anna Maria Barbara Heckh Shoemaker. My Anna Barbara "Annie" Rittenhouse Schumacher/Shoemaker was born 1736 and died 1762. My Annie's marriage to John George Schumacher is recorded in the Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821 Philadelphia, Swedes' Church, Philadelphia, 1750-1810. Marriage 25 Aug 1756. Other names in my Annie's descendancy are Stepleton and Harpster etal.

On 18 Aug 2018 at 06:29 GMT Mark Eby wrote:

Barbara-199 and Heckh-4 appear to represent the same person because: Same husband

On 17 Aug 2018 at 17:35 GMT Linda (Reineke) Steiner wrote:

This seems to be a combination of several people. Anna Maria Barbara Rittenhouse was married to George Shoemaker on 17 Aug 1756 in Philadelphia. She is the only wife listed for him. She died in 1762, the same year her only child Jacob was born.

On 17 Aug 2018 at 17:27 GMT Linda (Reineke) Steiner wrote:

This is Anna Maria Barbara Rittenhouse. She was born in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA in 1736 and died in 1762. She was called "Anne". Her parents are Matthias Rittenhouse and Elizabeth Williams. There are good sources for this. All these Annas are the same person. George did not have another marriage.

On 2 Mar 2017 at 16:05 GMT Mark Eby wrote:

Also, if you do a search for "Anna Barber" here on WikiTree you will find a ton of "Barbara" results in there.

On 2 Mar 2017 at 16:02 GMT Mark Eby wrote:

According to another source on her parents were Benjamin Barber and Sarah Barber (born Lillibridge)

On 2 Mar 2017 at 15:34 GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Barbara was almost certainly NOT her maiden name. If her maiden name is unknown, the Last Name at Birth should be edited to Unknown.

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