Petter Quattlebaum

Petter Quattlebaum (1698 - bef. 1748)

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Petter "Peter" Quattlebaum aka Quattelbaum
Born in Kettwig, Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germanymap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Ketwig, Presseun, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Kinsington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Dec 2011
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Categories: German Immigrants to America | Palatine Migrants | Quattlebaum Name Study.



Petter Quattlebaum was a Palatine Migrant.
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Petter is the progenitor of the Quattlebaum family in America



Petter married Anna (Maria) Barbara von der Hutte[1] on April 11, 1723 near Mulheim, Ruhr District, Germany.
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Records
Posted 07 Jun 2010 by bakerhen
Name: Anna Barbara Kerkendall
Gender: female
Birth Place: Ge
Birth Year: 1706
Spouse Name: Peter Quattlebaum
Spouse Birth Year: 1698
Year: 1723
Number Pages: 1


Immigration: Brigantine "John" in 1736
Date: 19 Oct 1736
Arrived In: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Colonies
Reference: "At the Courthouse of Philadelphia, October 19, 1736. Thirty-seven Foreigners, from the Palatinate, who, with their Families, making in all one hundred and ten persons, were imported here in the Brigantine John of Perth Amboy, George Frazer, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Dover, as by Clearance thence, were this day qualified as usual."[2] Petter was the second person to sign the oath of allegiance, and also to the oath of abjuration. The writing indicates he was a man accustomed to the use of a pen.
Accompanying Petter were his wife, Anna Barbara, three young daughters, Gertraud, Maria Catherina, and Anna Barbara, and perhaps infant son, Mathias. (Conjecture, based on known facts.) Maria Quattelbaum, likely the mother of Petter, presumably came over with him.[3]
The family seems to have gone to the Frontier, for the name of Petter Quatterlbaum appears on a petition, dated June, 1739, for a road in Oley township, now in Berks County.[4] It is here that the birth of their son Johannes is recorded.[5] It is unknown how long the family actually lived on the Frontier.
The three oldest daughters married after moving back to Philadelphia


The burial of Petter is recorded [6] as January 14, 1748. He was 50 years of age. It was recorded that he left a widow and nine children. Only seven of the children's names are actually known.
Maria Catharina
Anna Barbara
Unknown Daughter
Unknown Son
Johannes (born February 18, 1742)
Peter (born 1744)
Johanna (born 1746)
The last known records in Philadelphia records the death of little Johanna. Just a month after her father died, the little two-year-old died and was buried, February 14, 1749.


It is believed that within the same year of Johanna's death in 1749, the entire family moved south, though the exact date is unknown. Descendants of Petter settled in the Dutch Fork of South Carolina, in modern day Lexington and Orange Counties.

Published References

Source Bibliography: STRASSBURGER, RALPH BEAVER. Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808. Edited by William John Hinke. Norristown [PA]: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934. 3 vols. Vols. 1 and 3 reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1964. Repr. 1983. Vol. 1. 1727-1775. 776p.
Page: 168
Name: Petter Quattelbaum
Year: 1736
Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Source Publication Code: 9041
Primary Immigrant: Quattelbaum, Petter
Annotation: Contains 29,800 names, with annotations written by Krebs (see no. 4203). Various references to the names in Strassburger will be found in other listings, mostly where authors have attempted to line up their information with that in Strassburger. This work

17th Century Germany: Palatine Ship Brig John 1736 Germany to PA
Olive Tree Genealogy [7] proves an excerpt from pages 167-168 of Pennsylvania German Pioneers, A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals In the Port of Philadelphia From 1727 to 1808, by Ralph Beaver Strassburger, LL.D., President of the Pennsylvania German Society, and Edited by William John Hinke, PH.D., D.D, In Three Volumes, Volume 1, 1727 - 1775, published by Pennsylvania German Society, Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1934. List 43 B proves information on Palatines imported in the Brigt John, George Fraiser, Master, from Rotterdam, via Dover. Qualified the 19th day of October 1736. Included on the list is Petter Quattelbaum
First Dutch Reformed Church Burial Ground
Cemetery notes and/or description: Franklin Square, originally called Northeast Square. In its early years, the square was an open common used for grazing animals, storing gun powder (during the American Revolution) drilling soldiers (during the War of 1812). From 1741 to 1835, a portion of the Square was used as a cemetery by the German Reform Church; some of the graves still remain.
Find A Grave: Memorial #92124892


  1. Marriage register of the Evangelical Congregaton of Kettwig
  2. From the minutes of the Pennsylvania Provincial Council, printed in Colonial Records, quoted by Ralph Eaver Strassburger, Pennsylvanian German Pioneers, 3 vols., Norristown, PA., 1934) I, p.xxxi
  3. Two sources of information developed since publication of the genealogy in the State Magazine. In 1938, P.J. Gebhardt, a genealogist of Berlin, Germany, made a report to Mrs. Ruby McGill Dodge of Albany, Texas, in which he lists a family consisting of Peter am Quattelbaum, his wif, Barbara Herckendall, and five children, all born before the emigration of the family to America: Maria Gerdrut, born 1728; Marie Catharina, born 1730; Anna Margaretha, born 1731; Anna Barbara, born 1733; Johann Peter, born 1736. There is no further record of Anna Margaretha. Johann Peter, born the year of emigration of the family to America, seems to have died young and his name perpetuated in later brothers. It thus appears that Matthias was born in Pennsylvania, probably about 1738. page ii, Paul Quattlebaum
  4. Records, Phila. Ct. of Quarter Sessions, Historical Society of Montgomery Co., Pa., II, p. 140a.
  5. Church records, Williams Township Congregation, Publications Pennsylvania German Society, XVIII, p.6
  6. MS Records, First Reformed Church, Philadelphia, III, p. 2437 in possession of Geneological Society of Pennsylvania.
  7. Olive Tree Genealogy. Palatine Ship Brig John, 1736 Germany to PA
  • Quattlebaum, A Palantine Family in South Carolina, compiled by Paul Quattlebaum, Conway, South Carolina, August, 1950.
  • South Carolina Historical & Geneological Magazine, Issues I, II, III, & IV. 1947
  • South Carolina Historical & Geneological Magazine, Issues I, II, III, & IV. 1948
  • Source: S137 Author: Gale Research Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010.
  • Source: S79 Author: Yates Publishing Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Petter by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Petter:

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Quattlebaum Coat of Arms
Quattlebaum Coat of Arms

Church where Peter Quattlebaum Anna Barbara Von Der Hutte were married in Kettwig Germany in 1723, as it appears today
Church where Peter Quattlebaum Anna Barbara Von Der Hutte were married in Kettwig Germany in 1723, as it appears today

House of marriage witnesses in modern times
House of marriage witnesses in modern times

Modern times look at house of witness to marriage of Petter & Anna Barbara in Kettwig Germany
Modern times look at house of witness to marriage of Petter & Anna Barbara in Kettwig Germany

Kettwig, Germany area map where Peter Quattlebaum, Anna von Der Hutte lived prior to coming to America
Kettwig, Germany area map where Peter Quattlebaum, Anna von Der Hutte lived prior to coming to America

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On 8 Mar 2018 at 20:30 GMT Julian Quattlebaum III wrote:

I believe, based on what I have read about the marriage dates, that Wilhelm may very well have been Petter's brother rather than father. More research is needed on this question. Also, I suspect that the Quattelbaums were NOT from the Palatinate (Pfalz), but were likely mischaracterized as such by the English officials who greeted the immigrants on the Brigantine John, on which Petter and his family arrived.

On 19 Jul 2017 at 19:37 GMT Julian Quattlebaum III wrote:

Are there any other male Quattlebaums who have been DNA tested? I sure would like to find one to confirm the Y match.

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