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David Rominger (1716 - 1777)

David Rominger
Born in Winterlingen, Balingen, Württemberg, Heiliges Römisches Reichmap
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Died at age 60 in Bethabara, Surry County, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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David Rominger has German Roots.
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He immigrated to New England with his father in 1742. Will Whitaker, editor of the Old Broad Bay newsletter, states that he is supposed to have married in 1741, but no record of his marriage could be found in Winterlingen, Singen, or nearby towns.

Surry Co. NC will book I. 72. Will of David ROMINGER, carpenter, 7 Jan. 1777. Only dau. Jacobina, now living in New England in Boutilberry Ships Got Town Schipp gets 1 sh sterl. Zorenly Bagge, minister. Exr: Jacob Bonn Esq. Wit: Christian Kanbur; Jacob Blum, Henry Hoehr. Prvd by Blum. Rec. May Ct. 1777

He came to NC in 1769 with the first group of Broad Bay settlers, leaving his wife behind. In a postscript to a letter written from Broad Bay to Frederic William Marshall August 24, 1769, George Soelle wrote, "Dear David Rominger does not bring his wife with him, partly because she is sickly, partly because she prefers to remain with her children [presumably hers from a previous marriage, not his]. But he is leaving with her approval and consent, and has divided his property with her according to law, and has put everything in order. He asked me to tell you this. His son is a dead soul."[1]

His wife did make the trip to NC in 1770, but died before she reached Wachovia.

David Rominger was the fifth of seven known children of Hans Jerg (Georg) Rominger (1680-p1741) and Elisabetha Odelin (Edelin?) Rominger (1685-18741), who married 07 Feb 1708 at Winterlingen, Germany. Elisabetha died in Germany and Hans Jerg (Georg) petitioned to emigrate to America, but it is not known if he died in Germany or in Maine.

David married first in Germany in c1741 to an unknown woman. They came together to America, living in present day Maine. His first wife died there c1751. They had two known children:

1. Philip Rominger (1750-1771) 2. Jacobina Rominger (???-???)

The order of birth of the children is unknown. When David's will was written in 1777 Jacobina was still living in Maine (did she ever marry?). After his first wife died, David remarried to the widow Catherina Barbara Fridrich Kubler (1713-1771) in c1752. David and his son Philip came to North Carolina in 1770, and Catherina came the following year (1771) but she and her step-son Philip died a day apart in Feb 1771.

He is the child of Hans Rominger and Elisabeth Odelin


Christened on 27 Sep 1716 in Winterlingen. David was the son of carpenter Hannß Jerg Rominger and Elisabeth.[2]


Date: 1777


  1. Moravian Church Records, Moravian Archives, Winston-Salem NC
  2. Church book Winterlingen, Württemberg: Landeskirchliches Archiv Stuttgart > Dekanat Balingen > Winterlingen > Mischbuch 1675-1756 Band 3 [1]

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