The house in Edenkoben where Phillip Peter was born is now a winery, as it was when his father Francois "Frantz" worked there. Edenkoben is a small town, approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) southwest of Mannheim, Germany.
Francoise Frantz and Johanna of Maracon, Lausanne, Swiss canton of Vaud, Switzerland. The family had moved to Heilsbruck, Edenkoben, Pfatz, Bayern, which is where Phillip Peter was born.
Peter's father, Francois Franz was a winemaker at Heilsbruck for several years and this is where he was born.
Phillip Peter was christened on 13 Apr 1684 in the Reformed Church in Kloster (Kloiser?), Keilsbrick, Germany. Phillip's godfather was A.D. Hardt, a well-known pharmacist from Neustadt, Germany.
Phillip married Anna Helena Neff on 9 Jul 1710 in Hassloch, Edenkoben, Germany.
Hassloch Reformed records:
Philip Peter Fisenant and his wife Helena had the following children baptized at Hassloch:
Anna Maria, b. 2 May 1711; bp. 6 May
Johann Peter, b. 4 Feb 1714; bp. 7 Feb.
Joh. Nicholaus, b. 24 Beb. 1717; bp. 28 Feb
Johann Adam, b. 3 Sept. 1719; bp. 8 Sept.
Heinrich, b. 27 Sept 1722; bp. 4 Oct
Phillip Peter Visinand was the first of our ancestors in this lineage to arrive in the United States, crossing on a voyage of seven months. At the time of his arrival, the USA did not exist, but was still under the control of the British. Phillip Peter, Anna Helena, sons Johann Peter and Johann Adam, and daughter Maria Magdalen born at sea arrived in Philadelphia, PA from Europe aboard the SNOW LOWDER on 14 Oct 1731, Joseph Fischer, Master. The ship left Rotterdam, Holland with a stopover in Dover, England before its arrival in Philadelphia in America while it was still under British control.
The book, "Pennsylvania German Pioneers", Volume 1, 1727-1775 includes a full list of German passengers aboard "Snow Lowther".
They lived in Colalico Township, Lancaster County, PA and attended Muddy Creek Lutheran and Reformed Church there.
Phillip obtained a land grant in Lancaster Co. PA in 1737. His land adjoined the 9 acres that had been bought for the Muddy Creek Lutheran Church. Phillip died in 1744 and was buried in land reserved by the Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, a church he had helped build and on land next to his own beloved farm. His land was sold to Christian Lutz, whom Maria Magdalen Visinand had married in 1747.
Sometime before 1760 the family left PA and moved to the Lincolnton, NC area. Maria was the only family member remaining behind in Pennsylvania.
The family name took on a variety of spellings over the years: Whisenhunt, then Wisenhunt (Americanized versions?)
One source lists Phillip's death place as Old Lancaster, PA.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Philip 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 Philip:
Whisenant-78 and Visinand-1 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly duplicates -- Please keep the "Visinand" name as the Last Name at Birth. According to information on another profile being merged, this is the original spelling, and Whisenant and Whisenhunt came later. They should be noted as "Other Last Names" on the final profile.
Visinand-20 and Visinand-1 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly duplicates -- please be sure to clean up the biography after the merge and definitely make sure to retain the excellent information on Visinand-20, especially the info explaining the evolution of the last name. Thanks!!!
Whisenant-12 and Visinand-1 appear to represent the same person because: These are also duplicates with a variation in the spelling of the last name. I recommend keeping Visinand and place "Whisenant" in the "Other Name" field so that information is not lost.