JOHANNES

 

            Links to the Helbron family come from the marriage of Jean Jacques Gerardy and Susanne Johannes on 29 Jul 1804 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France.  Their daughter, Catherine, married Johann Baptist Helbron II on 7 Sep 1835 in Hilbringen, Saarland, Germany. This Johannes family resided in Biringen, Saarland, Germany (~3 miles west-southwest of Hilbringen) and their descendants reportedly purchased Schloss Helbron in Biringen after the last Helbron descendant living there died in 1919. Of the other two remaining Helbron brothers, one immigrated to the U.S. in 1868 (my great-grandfather); the others relocated to Northern Germany. As stated on the Helbron webpage, Schloss Helbron was supposedly destroyed during World War II when it came between enemy lines.

 

Based on available records, it appears that there were either two unrelated Johannes families living in the same general area or, more likely, were distant cousins and such a marriage between the two families was permitted. In any event, a marriage occurred between a Peter Johannes and Margarethe Brettnacher prior to 1730, likely in Waldwisse, Moselle, France, and another between a Peter Johannes and Katharina Geier (or Geihr) ca 1737, also likely in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. Our lineage can be traced to the latter. The problem here is that available records found to-date do not go back far enough in time to provide a definitive link between these two families. Considerable data have been compiled on other Johannes family descendants, both in Germany and those that immigrated to the U.S., but without more definitive information, no conclusive link can be made between these two families. To further complicate the issue, their given names appear frequently in the Johannes family lineages!

 

On-line sources indicate that several Johannes families from the Saarland region immigrated to the U.S. prior to 1859. One of the first was Jacob Johannes (8 Dec 1790 - 28 Oct 1869), son of Nikolaus Johannes and Maria Seivert, of Fitten, Saarland, Germany. A Jacob Johannes, his wife Margarethe Reiter, and five family members arrived in New Orleans aboard the Aurelius on 28 Dec 1847 from Le Harve, France. This particular family settled in Vernon, Jennings Co., IN and first appear in the 1850 Census of that county. Two brothers, and their respective families from the same Saarland region, Peter Johannes and Nikolaus Johannes, immigrated to the U.S. and settled initially in Racine Co., WI. Peter arrived in New York aboard the Catherine on 15 Jun 1847, with his wife, Maria, and 5 children, from Antwerp, Belgium and first appears in the 1860 Census of Racine Co., WI; Nikolaus, with his wife, Maria, arrived in New York aboard the Progress on 14 May 1859 from Le Harve, France. Nikolaus’ son, Peter, and his family arrived in New York aboard the South Carolina on 17 May 1854, also from Antwerp, Belgium. Nikolaus’ other son, Nikolaus II, arrived in New York aboard the Dorette on 25 Aug 1854 from Antwerp, Belgium. Peter and some of his descendants relocated to Osceola Co., IA. These immigrant families are likely linked to those outlined below due to the close proximity of the hometowns identified in various records, however, no positive link has been determined to-date. 

 

 

 

DESCENDANTS OF PETER JOHANNES

 

Lineage Last Updated: 13 Aug 2018

 

 

Generation E

 

 

1.            Peter E Johannes. (? F). Born ca 1679 in Hilbringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=280.

 

               Married Magdelena Petri, daughter of Adam Petri and Margaretha Schwerdorffer, date and place unknown. RN=281. She was born 1687 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there  9 Aug 1757. Children:

 

+       2          i.   Peter D Johannes. RN=140.

 

 

Generation D

 

 

2.            Peter D Johannes. (Peter E, ? F). Born 1705 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died  6 Jul 1794 in Biringen Saarland, Germany. RN=140.

 

Married Katherina Geier (or Geihr) ca 1737, likely in Waldwisse, Moselle, France, but location  not confirmed. Katherina was born ca 1711, probably in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died 6 Mar 1791 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=141. Children:

 

         3          i.   Magdelena C Johannes. Born 15 May 1739 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=6407. Descendants unknown.

+       4         ii.   Nicolaus C Johannes. RN=1769.

         5        iii.   Anna Margarethe C Johannes. Born 6 Oct 1743 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=6409. Descendants unknown.

         6        iv.   Anna Katharina C Johannes. Born 17 Sep 1748 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=6410. Descendants unknown.

+       7         v.   Marie C Johannes. RN=2461.

+       8        vi.   Johann Peter C Johannes. RN=70.

 

 

Generation C

 

 

4.            Nicolaus C Johannes. (Peter D, Peter  E, ? F). Born 25 Jan 1741 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 17 Dec 1832. RN=1769. [NOTE: He was Bürgermeister (mayor) of Biringen in 1788.]

 

Married (1) Magdelena Brettnacher in Oct 1768, likely in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. She was born ca 1743, place unknown; died 20 Mar 1773 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany. RN=6411. Children:

 

         9          i.   Maria D Johannes. Born 4 Dec 1772 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 1 Apr 1842. RN=10122. Married John Peter Gill on 29 Jan 1795 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=10123. He was born 12 Jun 1773 in Biringen, Saarland, Garmany; died there 21 Nov 1840. Descendants unknown.

 

Married (2) Maria Schontz on 8 Feb 1774 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. She was born 4 Dec 1723 in Kirf, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=6412. No known children.

 

Married (3) Barbara Hoffman on 31 Jul 1779 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. She was born 5 Aug 1745 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=6413. No known children.

 

Married (4) Anna Margarethe Gertrud Michel on 2 Jul 1795 in St. Gandolf, Saarland, Germany. She was born 24 Apr 1753 in Schwemlingen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=6414. Children:

 

       10          i.   Katharina D Johannes. Born ca 1798 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died 25 Dec 1877 in Fremersdorf, Saarland, Germany. RN=10124. Married Nikolaus Fous on 31 Aug 1815 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=10125. He was born 9 Feb 1788 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France; died 18 Jun 1844 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany. Descendants unknown.

 

7.            Marie C Johannes. (Peter D, Peter  E, ? F). Born 6 Oct 1755 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 11 Jan 1823. RN=2461.

 

               Married (1) Philipp Hoffman, son of Johann Hoffman and Katharina Müller, on 21 Jan 1777 in Schwerdorff, Moselle, France. RN=8235. He was born 16 Apr 1749 in Oberesch, Saarland, Germany; died 26 Jun 1794 in Biringen,  Saarland, Germany. Children:

 

       11          i.   Pierre B Hoffman. Born 13 Mar 1778 in Oberesch, Saarland, Germany; died 6 May 1811 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany. RN=8605. Married Anne Wender on 21 Feb 1805 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=8607. She was born 21 May 1786 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France; died 8 Nov 1815 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany. Descendants unknown.

       12         ii.   Barbara B Hoffman. Born 3 Jun 1780 in Oberesch, Saarland, Germany; died there 4 Apr 1782. RN=8605. Single; no children.

       13        iii.   Margarethe B Hoffman. Born 7 Mar 1782 in Oberesch, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=8605. Married Peter Bihl on 10 May 1801 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany. He was born 17 Jan 1775 in Silwingen, Saarland Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=8609. Descendants unknown.

       14        iv.   Barbara B Hoffman. Born 9 Jun 1786 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 5 Jan 1791. RN=8610. Single; no children.

       15         v.   Magdelena B Hoffman. Born 25 Mar 1789 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=8611. Married Johann Nikolaus Wender on 28 Nov 1809 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. He was born 3 Sep 1785 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France; died there 1 Aug 1856. RN=8613. Descendants unknown.

       16        vi.   Anna B Hoffman. Born 12 Jun 1792 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died 17 Feb 1854 in Silwingen, Saarland, Germany. RN=8612. Married Johann Stoffel on 21 Jan 1815 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. He was born 6 Jul 1784 in Silwingen, Saarland, Germany; died there 21 Nov 1838. RN=8614. Descendants unknown.

 

Married (2) Jean Nicolas Kieffer, son of Johannes Keiffer and Maria Löwenbrück, on 19 Jul 1795 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. He was born 16 Oct 1765 in Lohmühle, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=8249. Children:

 

       17          i.   Anna Margarethe B Keiffer. Born 20 Mar 1782 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died 25 Jul 1804 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=8278. Descendants unknown.

 

8.            Johann Peter C Johannes. (Peter D, Peter  E, ? F). Born 17 Nov 1758 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 14 Oct 1846. RN=70. Occupation: Farmhand.

 

               Married (1) Barbara Johannes, daughter of Johann Johannes and Anna Maria Hourth, on 22 Feb 1781 in Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. RN=71. [NOTE: Their relationship, if any, prior to their marriage  is unknown.] Barbara was born 24 May 1759 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 22 Feb 1792. Children:

 

       18          i.   Philipp B Johannes. Born 20 Mar 1782 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1859. Descendants unknown.

       19         ii.   Nikolaus B Johannes. Born 9 Oct 1783 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1858. Descendants unknown.

       20        iii.   Anne B Johannes. Born 21 Sep 1785 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=1817. Descendants unknown.

+    21        iv.   Peter B Johannes. RN=1818.

+    22         v.   Susanne B Johannes. RN=35.

       23        vi.   Barbara B Johannes. Born 22 Jan 1792 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 28 Jan 1792. RN=1819. Single; no children.

 

               Married (2) Katharina Roth on 3 Mar 1795 in Zeurange, Moselle, France. RN=13871. She was born 9 Apr 1765 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died 9 Jun 1841, place unknown. Descendents unknown.

 

 

Generation B

 

21.          Peter B Johannes. (Johann Peter C, Peter D, Peter  E, ? F). Born 7 Jun 1787 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 27 Jan 1861. RN=1818.

 

Married Catherine Schönberger on 12 Oct 1806 in Colmen, Moselle, France. RN=1911. She was born ca 1784 in Colmen, Moselle, France; death date and place unknown. Children: (thought to have had 12 children born between 1807 and 1830, but only the names of three are confirmed):

 

       24          i.   Margarethe A Johannes. Born 1 Jun 1810 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died 14 Dec 1838 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=1909. Married Johann Pierre Gerardy, son of Jean Pierre Gerardy and Susanne Johannes, on 31 Aug 1836 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=1743. He was born 11 Dec 1810 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France; died there 13 Jan 1865. No known children.

       25         ii.   Jean A Johannes. Born 13 Jul 1814 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 20 Jul 1814. RN=1912. Single; no children.

       26        iii.   Jean Nicolas A Johannes. Born 14 Aug 1815 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 20 Aug 1815. RN=1913. Single; no children.

 

22.          Susanne B Johannes. (Johann Peter C, Peter D, Peter  E, ? F). Born 2 May 1789 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died 10 Jul 1845 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=35.

 

               Married Jean Jacques Gerardy, son of Jean Pierre Gerardy and Susanne Johannes, on 29 Jul 1804 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=34. Jean was born 19 Jan 1783 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France; died there on 25 Feb 1850. Occupation: Merchant. Children:

 

       27          i.   Jean Pierre B Gerardy. RN=1741. [See Gerardy genealogy for details].

       28         ii.   Magdelaine B Gerardy. RN=1742. [See Gerardy genealogy for details].

       29        iii.   Jean Pierre B Gerardy. RN=1743. [See Gerardy genealogy for details].

       30        iv.   Catherine B Gerardy. RN=17. [See Gerardy genealogy for details].

       31         v.   Pierre B Gerardy. RN=1744. [See Gerardy genealogy for details].

       30        vi.   Jean Jacque B Gerardy. RN=1745. [See Gerardy genealogy for details].

       32       vii.   Jean Nicolas Victor B Gerardy. RN=1771. [See Gerardy genealogy for details].

       33     viii.   Pierre B Gerardy. RN=1772. [See Gerardy genealogy for details].

       34        ix.   Jean Jacques Phillipe B Gerardy. RN=1773. [See Gerardy genealogy for details].

 

 

 

UNCONNECTED FAMILIES

 

 [NOTE: It is speculated that #1 and #U(1) are related, possibly first or second cousins, but cannot be confirmed with available records located to-date! Corrections are encouraged and welcomed.]

 

Generation D

 

U(1).      Peter D Johannes. (? E) Born ca 1705 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=8268.       

 

               Married Margarethe (or Marguerite) Brettnacher ca 1724, possibly in Biringen, Saarland, Germany, but more likely in either Hilbringen, Saarland, Germany or Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=8269. Born ca 1706 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 20 Jun 1766. Children (one source says there were 7 children, all born in Biringen, but names of only 4 are known):

 

+  U(2)         i.   Johann C Johannes. RN=142.

+  U(3)       ii.   Adam C Johannes. RN=8272.

     U(4)      iii.   Nikolaus C Johannes. Born 3 Oct 1734 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 25 Nov 1786. RN=8274. Married Katharina Becker on 20 Feb 1770 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. She was born 11 Feb 1751 in Fremersdorf, Saarland, Germany, death date and place unknown. RN=8276. Descendants unknown.

     U(5)      iv.   Jakob C Johannes. Born ca 1737, probably in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died there 13 Jun 1807. RN=8275. Married Barbara Müller on 13 Jan 1757 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. She was born ca 1715, place unknown; died 22 Aug 1812 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany. RN=8277. [NOTE: This was her second marriage.] Descendants unknown.

 

 

Generation C

 

U(2).      Johann C Johannes. (Peter D, ? E) Born pre-1730, probably in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=142.

 

               Married Anna Maria Hourth, daughter of Johann Gerhard Hourth and Katharina Fehr, on 9 Feb 1750 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=143. She was born ca 1730, place unknown; died 21 Apr 1804 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany. Children:

 

     U(6)         i.   Barbara B Johannes. RN=71. (See #8 above for descendants.)

 

U(3).      Adam C Johannes. (Peter D, ? E) Born ca 1732, probably in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; death date and place unknown. RN=8272.

 

Married Margarethe Reuter on 21 Jan 1755 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=8273. She was born ca 1735, place unknown; death date and place unknown. Children:

 

     U(7)         i.   Margarethe B Johannes. Born 8 Nov 1761 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died 21 Apr 1826 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=1910. Married Wilhelm Schöndorffer ca 1794, place unknown. RN=5445. He was born ca 1767, place unknown; died 8 May 1824 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. Desccendants unknown.

     U(8)       ii.   Nikolaus B Johannes. Born Born 18 Jun 1764 in Biringen, Saarland, Germany; died 23 May 1819 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=3716. Married Apollonia Becker 4 Aug 1793 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France. RN=12443. She was born 14 Aug 1770 in Waldwisse, Moselle, France; died there 10 Jan 1836. Descendants unknown.

 

 

 

 

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