Skip to main content

Ancestors of Elizabeth Huffstetler




Ancestors of Elizabeth Huffstetler


by Elmo Len Holmes and Greg Holmes


DNA RESULTS HAVE THE PRESENT DAY
HOLMES FAMILY RELATED TO THE 
HUFFSTETLER, WHISENHUNT FAMILIES

If anyone ever said that the Holmes family had ancestors who came to America from Germany, they were right. While no marriage license has been located, DNA results show Elizabeth Huffstetler married Garnet Holmes (Homesley) about 1795, and was the mother of his sons. We're related by DNA to the Huffstetler, Whisenhunt, and associated lines who were Elizabeth Huffstetler's ancestors. Also, we are related by DNA to Elizabeth's brother Henry Huffstetler whose last name changed to "Huffstickler".


FAMILY NAMES ARE REPETITIVE

A few other facts lend credence to the Elizabeth Huffstetler/Garnet Holmes (Homesley) marriage. Garnet and Elizabeth named their three sons Elias, Lawson, and James. Henry Huffstetler, Elizabeth's brother, named three of his many sons Elias, Lawson, and James. Another fact, that cannot be overlooked, is that Elizabeth, Henry, and their mother Eve moved in with David Short about 1792. David Short lived next to Benjamin Homesley. So Garnet and Elizabeth were neighbors up until 1795, the approximate year of their marriage, as their oldest son Elias was born in 1796 in North Carolina. Also, on the 1800 census, only Eve and Henry are listed with David Short.

THE SARAH HOLMES WHO IS BURIED WITH GARNET
AT STEWART CEMETERY RANDOLPH ALABAMA

Sarah Holmes, who was listed with Garnet on the 1850 Randolph County, Alabama census, is believed to be listed with Garnet as far back as on the 1820 Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA census.


SWITZERLAND TO GERMANY TO LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA
TO LINCOLN, NORTH CAROLINA


Three of Elizabeth Huffstetler's grandparents immigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania,her fourth grandparent was born in Pennsylvania. Some of Elizabeth's ancestors were from Switzerland prior to moving to Germany.


 THE GREAT WAGON ROAD

WAGON TRAIN FROM LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA TO 
LINCOLN, NORTH CAROLINA 
THE END OF THE ROAD

From Pennsylvania, her father, her mother and her mother's parents were part of a migration to parts of North Carolina, including Lincoln County, North Carolina where Elizabeth and her brother Henry were born.


Elizabeth Huffstetler was born about 1780 to John Huffstetler 1749-1804 and Eve Whisenhunt-Eaker 1742-1820.

JOHN AND EVE SEPARATE

John Huffstetler was born 9 March 1749 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He married Eve Whisenhunt about 1780 North Carolina. They had Elizabeth, born about 1780, and Henry, born about 1783. John and Eve separated about 1788. John then lived in York County, South Carolina, and then Logan County, Kentucky. He was granted fifty acres on the Little Whippoorwill Watercourse in Logan County, Kentucky. The survey date for that fifty acres was on 3 August 17961. John Huffstetler died about January 1804/1805.


ENOCH PARKER WAS A CONSTANT IN GARNETT HOLMES’ LIFE
BECAUSE THEY WERE MARRIED TO HALF-SISTERS.    

EVE WHISENUNT MARRIES CHRISTIAN EAKER ABT 1670

Eve Whisenhunt was born 30 November 1742 at Muddy Creek, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She married Christian Eaker about 1760 in Pennsylvania. Eve and Christian's children were Barbary Eaker 1761-1805, Catherine Eaker 1764-1853 (who married Enoch Parker), Peter Eaker 1765-1846, Christian Eaker 1768-1839 and Daniel Eaker 1773-1853.

DEATH OF CHRISTIAN EAKER

Christian Eaker died about 1777 in North Carolina. Eve remarried to John Huffstetler4 and they had Elizabeth Huffstetler born about 1780 who died prior to 1810, and Henry Huffstetler4 born 1783 and died after the 1850 census was taken in Pontotoc County, Mississippi. After Eve separated from John Huffstetler about 1788, she lived with her son Peter Eaker4 for three or four years. Then, about 1792, Eve moved in with David Short4. It is believed that Eve and her son Henry were listed in the household of David Short on the 1800 Lincoln County, North Carolina census. Listed next to David Short on the 1800 census is Benjamin Homesley. It is believed that Eve passed away on 5 May 1820 in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

THE HUFFSTETLER, TRAUTMAN FAMILIES

John Huffstetler was born to Jacob Hochstattler 1701-1776 and Maria Eva Trautmann 1709-1750. Jacob was born in Zweibrucken, Germany; Maria Eva in Kaiserslautern, Germany. This couple was married 16 January 1730 in Lambsborn, Kaiserslautern, Germany. They arrived on 1 September 1736 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with their children Johann Georg, Johann Adam, Catharina Elisabetha. Their son, Michael was born on board the ship crossing the Atlantic. This family sailed on the ship "Harle", Ralph Harle of London but last from Crowes was the Shipmaster2.


JACOB  HOCHSTATLER SON OF CHRISTIAN HOCHSTATLER

Jacob Hochstattler was born to Christian Hochstattler 1679-1731 and Marie Eve Elisabetha MNU 1679-1719. "Christian Hochstattler was originally from the Bern territory of Switzerland in Schwartzenburg, and later moved to the Rhine Palatinate in the Zweibrucken Territory of Germany."2

Christian was born to Christian (Sr) Hochstetler 1624-1697 and Maria Rolin born 1633. Christian (Sr) was born in Wahlern, Bern, Switzerland and passed away in Winterkraut, Switzerland.

Christian (Sr) Hostettler was a son of Peter Hostettler 1579-1660 and Catherina Rohrbach. Peter was born in Wahlern, Bern, Switzerland and died in Schwartzenburg, Bern, Switzerland.

MARIE EVA TRAUTMAN BORN AT LAMBSBORN, KAISERSLAUTERN, GERMANY

Maria Eva Trautmann, 1709-1750, was born to Johann (John) Heinrich Trautmann born about 1682 at Lambsborn, Kaiserslautern, Germany, and Susanna Hayntz, born about 1687 in Germany. John and Susanna were married 22 February 1707 in Lambsborn. John's parents were Michael Trautmann 1656-1736 and Elizabeth Schweitzer born about 1660 in Grobundenbach, Germany. Apparently Michael was born and died in Lambsborn. Michael's father was Georg Trautmann born 11 November 1630 in Lambsborn and passed away 4 November 1680 in Lambsborn. Georg married Anna Elisabeth Romer about 1652, and they had Michael's siblings Ruprecht Trautmann 1652-1732, Anna Ottilia Trautmann 1655-1730, Agnes Trautmann 1664-1730, Johann Georg Trautmann 1668-1749, and Anna Catharina Trautmann 1675-1716.

Georg Trautmann's (1630-1680) father was Jacoby Trautmann 1585-1635. Jacoby Trautmann and spouse Unknown had Friedrich, Joes, Peter, Rosina, Theobald as well as Georg.

Jacoby's parents were Jacob Sartor Trautmann 1557-1607 and Barbara MNU 1561-1624. Jacob Sartor Trautmann's parents were Jacob Trautmann 1535-1589 and Otillia Schneider 1539-1589. Jacob Trautmann 1535-1589 was born and died in Lambsborn as well as his father Peter Trautmann 1500-1550. Ottilia Schneider's parents were Hansen Schneider 1500-1560 and Ottilia Beyer 1500-1558.

Ottilia Beyer was born to Cuntz Beyer 1475-1540 and Ottilia Kitschinger 1490-1522. Both Cuntz and his bride Ottilia were born and passed away in Annaberg, Sachsen, Germany, as was Ottilia's father Leonhard Kytschinger 1460-1528. Leonhard's wife was Walpurga MNU 1465-1521; Leonhard's father was Jakob Kytschinger born about 1440 in Annaberg.

SUSANNAH HAYNTZ MARRIES JOHANN HENRICH TRAUTMAN

Susanna Hayntz, born about 1687 and married Johann Heinrich Trautmann, was a daughter of Hans Conrad Hayntz 1665-1710 and Anna Margaretha Steckelin born 1669 and died in New York, USA in 1712. Her father was John Steckelin 1649-1700, born and died in Mesienheim, Germany. Hans Conrad Hayntz was born to Hans Conrad Anthes 1631-1700 and Anna Maria Werner, born about 1639 in the Netherlands.


While Elizabeth Huffstetler's (1780-bef 1810) father's ancesters had deep German roots, her mother's ancestors had Swiss and German roots. The paternal lineage of Elizabeth's mother, Eve Whisenhunt, goes back to Switzerland. The name is spelled different ways throughout the history of this family. For purpose of this article, the early spelling is "Visinand" and the latter "Whisenhunt".


EVE WHISENHUNT IS BORN

Eve Whisenhunt was born in 1742 at Muddy Creek, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to John (Johann) Adam Whisenhunt 1719-1784 and Anna Barbara MNU 1721-1801.

SHIP  SNOW LOWTHER

John (Johann) Adam Whisenhunt  "arrived in Philadelphia from Rotterdam aboard the "Snow Lowther" on October 14, 1731 with his parents."3

Adam migrated from Heidleburg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, to Rowan County, North Carolina between 1754 and 1759.3 "Records do indicate he owned property first along Abbott's Creek before moving west of the Catawba to Indian Creek."3

    EVA WHISENHUNT’S SIBLINGS ALL BORN IN PENNSYLVANIA

John Adam Whisenhunt was born in 1719 in Edenkoben, Germany. Eve Whisenhunt's siblings were George Michael Whisenhunt 1734-1815, Margaret Whisenhunt 1738-1800, Philip Whisenhunt 1738-1791, John Nicholas Whisenhunt 1743-1831, John George Whisenhunt1749-1833, Anna Barbara Whisenhunt 1751-1801, and Catherine Whisenhunt 1752-1806.

John Adam Whisenhunt died in Lincoln County, North Carolina, in 1784 and left a will.

VISINAND = WHISENHUNT

John Adam was born to Philip Peter Visinand 1684-1744 and Anna Helena Neff 1695-1750. Philip Peter was born in Edenkoben, Germany. He married Anna Helena Neff on 9 July 1710 in Edenkoben. They arrived in October 14, 1731 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, aboard the ship "Snow Lowther"3. Philip Peter and Anna Helena lived at Muddy Creek, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where Philip Peter Visinand was a member of the Muddy Creek German Reformed Church.4

In addition to John Adam Whisenhunt 1719-1784, Philip Peter Visinand and Anna Helena Neff had Anna Maria Visinand, Heinrich Visinand, Johann Nicolaus Visinand, and Johann Peter Visinand.

Francois Visinand 1647-1700 and Anna MNU born about 1664 were the parents of Philip Peter Visinand. Francois was born in Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, and passed away in Edenkoben, Germany. This family moved from Switzerland to Germany sometime between 1678 and 1684.3 Francois was a winemaker at Heilsbruck, Edenkoben, Germany, where he became known as Franz.3 Francois was born to Estienne Visinand 1610-1651 and Andreaz Daunet 1630-1651. Andreaz was a daughter of Jacques Daunet born 1580.



THE VISINAND FAMILY WERE SWISS WHO SPOKE FRENCH

"The Visinand family lived in Switzerland near the French border. They were French speaking and were winemakers."5 Near the French border was Corsier, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, where Estienne Visinand was born to Jean Visinand 1583-1625 and Eve Mellin 1583-1625. Jean was also born in Corsier as was Eve. Jean and Eve were married on 7 February 1609 in Corsier. Jean's father was Guillaume Visinand born 1555 in Lausanne, Canton of Vaud, Switzerland.



1) Jillson, Willard Rouse. The Kentucky Land Grants. Vol. I-II. Louisville, KY, USA: Filson Club Publications, 1925.

2) LoriCovert61, "Roesslein/Hufstedler Family Tree", Ancestry.com, 2007

3) lcase5152, "Larry Case Family Tree", Ancestry.com, 2007

4) Lorena Shell Eaker, "The Shoe Cobbler's Kin",  Gateway Press, 1976

5) RonilueGarrison, "RBG Family Tree", Ancestry.com, 2010

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Crazy Sign over Bankhead Highway

Main Street Showing Crazy Sign
Mineral Wells, Texas
The most famous street marker in the south.
Showing the 80 foot neon sign of the world-famous Crazy Crystals.
Baker Hotel in background.

This most unique sign has been one of my most enduring childhood memories. I was born in 1943 and it was there at that time, I'm sure, because there are other postcards or photographs that have been dated 1940. I got married in 1964, moved to Tennessee with my husband of a year, visited my hometown several times during the 25 years I lived away from Texas, and sometime during that time the sign was removed. I was so sick when I discovered the sign gone. I suppose progress has a way of doing that to you!

There are many websites that tell the story of the healing mineral waters of my hometown of Mineral Wells and the many wells and spas that drew thousands of visitors seeking the rejuvenating powers of these waters. You will find the story of their discovery and the subsequent growth of the town very in…

FLOYER Family

FLOYER
The Floyer name enters the already ancient 300 years of Homersley genealogy with William Homersley 1st x 9 Cousin of Garnett Holmes; (15th great grandson of Ade de Rowenwal, our common ancestor, and his daughter by an unknown wife, Margaret Homerlsey (1548-1597) who married Richard Flyer (1546-?) Hints, Stafford, England about 1571.

UK, Extracted Probate Records, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 
NOTE: Margaret Homerlsey 1548-1597 is the 9th great grandaughter of Ade de Rowenwald.
They had a son, Ralph Flyor (3rd  x 5) 1572-1643, who resided at Oxford, England, married Margery Weston (1577-1609) England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906.



Ralph and Margery had four children; Richard, Francis, Mary, Lettice. 
Richard Flyor/Richard Floyer (29 Jul 1603 Hints, Stafford - 27 Aug 1679) married 21 Mar 1645 Manchester, Warwicke to Elizabeth Eleanor Babington (1618-1679) ; (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," databa…

Doc Gailey and His Sisters

Gailey Children James Dolphus Gailey Grace Amanda Gailey Nellie Mae Gailey
Children of James Newton Gailey and Eleanor Elizabeth Brock Brock Community, Parker County, Texas

My grandfather, James Dolphus "Doc" Gailey, had two younger sisters whom he adored. Grace and Nell were doted on by him and his parents and they grew up so attached to one another, their sibling love and devotion was a thing to be admired. I feel it gave all of their children and grandchildren an example to learn from and a standard to strive for. It was always such fun when the aunts came to visit. Some of you may remember that Doc and Grandma raised me so I, more often than not, call my mother's aunts my aunts, when in reality they were my great-aunts. And my sisters and I would usually go with Doc and Grandma to the aunts' houses to visit, so I find myself remembering things about them that my 1st cousins do not.
All three of Jim and Elizabeth's children were born in the Brock community of Parker …