Simon Dörffler
Anna Martha
Hans Georg Zettelmoyer
(Abt 1636-Abt 1714)
Anna Maria Dörffler
(Abt 1642-1688)
Johann Jacob Zettelmoyer


Family Links

1. Anna Margaretha Barbara Eichelbauer

Johann Jacob Zettelmoyer 1

  • Born: 7 Dec 1706, Dorf Erbach, , Hessen, DEU 1
  • Marriage (1): Anna Margaretha Barbara Eichelbauer on 13 Aug 1726 in König, , Hessen, DEU 1
  • Died: 1775, Hamburg: Windsor Twp., Berks, PA at age 69 2

  Death Notes:

These are comments from Harry Smith, the author of The Settlemeyer Page:
His date of death has been generally been reported to have been 5 Oct 1775, but I believe that he died in January 1775 because the witnesses to his will appeared in court to prove the will on 20 Jan 1775 and 4 Feb 1775. Clearly he must have died between 22 Dec 1774 and 20 Jan 1775. The October date seems to be based upon his tombstone which reads:
D V OC 1775 (the grass hides the "D")
The final line has been interpreted to read "Died 5 Oct 1775." The German for "here lies" is "hier ruht." I have yet to locate an explanation of the abbreviations or initials in the third line. As I examine the photograph that line may actually read "D·V·O·C· 1775." I have not been able to determine just what that means.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: shoemaker in 1726. 1

2. He immigrated on the ship Neptune on 24 Sep 1751 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 3 Two lists of passengers from this ship were recorded, one on 23 Sep 1751 which included Johan Engel Bucher and Johan Henrich Bucher (found elsewhere in this genealogy tree) and one on 24 Sep 1751 which included Johann Georg Zettelmeyer. The irony: in 1905 two of their descendants would intermarry in Schuylkill County as Benjamin Beacher and Bertha Snyder.

Ship Neptune September 24, 1751 Philadelphia

[List 172 C] At the Court House at Philadelphia,
Tuesday the 24th September 1751.
Present: William Peters, Esqr.
The foreigners whose Names are underwritten, imported
in the Ship Neptune, John Mason, Commander, from
Rotterdam & last from Cowes, did this day take the
usual Qualifications & subscribe them. By List 144.
Whole Freights 300. Messrs Shoemaker.

Johannes Laurenzius Schmidt, Med. et Chirg. Doct.
Joh. Pietersz
Christian Armbruster
Matheis Armbruster
Conrad (X) Newmeyer
Henderick Boors
Jacob (X) Sheyer
Fieliepp Klinger
Jean Pierre Arnoul
Abraham Pons
Leonhart Mentzinger
Hans Geörg Anstein
Johannes Horing (umlaut over o in Horing)
Johannes (+) Hering
Johann Ludwig Horing(umlaut over o in Horing)
Henrich (+) Lautenschlager
Johan Leonhart Gotz(umlaut over o in Gotz)
Johannes Adam Winckaus
Johannes Saum
Johanes (+) Redig
Johann Adam Wirdeberger
J. Adam (X) Ewig
Melchior (X) Trautman
Johann Georg Erhardt(umlaut over o in Georg)
Bernhart (+) Jagel
Adam (X) Pfeiffer
Christoph (X) Cotz
Jurg ( ) Klinbach, sick
Michael (X) Link
George (X) Crope
Johan Philipp Meyer
Johannes Hinsch[?]
Frans Horn
David (X) Maisheller
Johanes Gessner
Elias (X) Emminger
Conradt Schmidt
J. Michael (+) Kurtz
Jacob Walter (X) Wagner
Jacob Tritsch
Jacob ( ) Cnuber, sick on board
Conrad Schepfnit
Johan Wilhelm Grell
Johan Georg Schafer (umlaut over a in Schafer)
Conrad ( ) Rawher, sick on board
Balsatzar (X) Hess
Georg Kimmel
Johann Peter Schindel
Johannes ( ) Hock, sick
Johann Adam Geis
Johannes Geiss
Martin (MH) Hekenturm
Daniel ( ) Erhart, sick on board
Peter Klinger
Johann Georg Eisenbeis
Wilhelm Gottman (umlaut over o)
Andres Druschel (umlaut over u)
Andereas Miller
Hans Georg (X) Heysy
Hans Jerg Spohn
Casper ( ) Spann, sick
Johann Adam Heist
Johan Georg Heist
Tobias Daumiller
Jacob Bogus
Johann Petter Trautmann
Christoph (X) Hollebach
Henry ( ) Deutch, sick on board
Clementz Frey
Jacob (+) Summer
Ludwig Knoll
Nickelaus Schey
J. Adam (O) Issener
Andereas (O) Reybold
Friederik (X) Zimmerman
Jacob (Z) Zettelmeyer
Georg ( ) Zettelmeyer, on board
Georg Adam (XX) Weys
Aadam (++) Weys
Casper (X) Kesseler
Johannes Welte
Jacob Nagel
Johannes Schnuringer(umlaut over u)
Lorentz Schniringer
Johann Georg Vollert
Henrich Eysenmenger
Christoph Schropp
Johann Michael Hag
Johann Georg Heist
Johannes Vetter
Johan Ludwig Bilger
Steffan Herth
Henrich Hall
Johann Jacob Gottwalt
Antonias Lamprecht
Johann Jacob Arzt
Joh. Daniel Scharmann
Johan Jacob Schneider
Casper Hoffman
Casper (H) Hoffman, Junior
Christian ( ) Hoffman, sick on board
Jacob Bucs
Jacob Buchs
Jacob Horn
Conrat Selhoff
Christoph (X) Vanterbourg
J.Conrad (+) Essy
Johanis Werner
Georg Scholl (umlaut over o in Scholl)
Martin Schankel (umlaut over a in Schankel)
Andereas (X) Berlib
Conrad (X) Bower
Josebh Lehmann
Ewald (X) Trummaner
Jacob (++) Frey
Albrecht (XX) Shleppy
Baltes Laub
Johs Jerg Must
Joseph Zugmeyr
Philip (X) Mallycoat
Jean Couttiez
George (++) Creesh
Johann Lenhard Schaffer (umlaut over a in Schaffer)
Conrad ( ) Shaffer, on board (umlaut over a in Shaffer)
Johann Wilhelm Muller (umlaut over u)
Johann Peder Klump
Sigmund Copia
Johann Ulrich Durr (umlaut over u in Durr)
Johan George (+) Hummer
Benedict (+) Ewig
Henry (X) Shroder(umlaut over o)
Michael Sattler
Uhllerich (+) Schwenckel
Ludewig Klemmer
Fredeik (X) Sullinger
David Kulling
Jacob (X) Petermen
Peter (X) Klases
Hans Jeorg Stehle
Michael Hahn
Martin Kogel
Jacob Appenzeller

3. He signed a will on 22 Dec 1774 in , Berks, PA. 1 4

Johann married Anna Margaretha Barbara Eichelbauer, daughter of Johannes Eichelbauer and Unknown, on 13 Aug 1726 in König, , Hessen, DEU.1 (Anna Margaretha Barbara Eichelbauer was born on 26 Jan 1698 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

Jacob married in Bad König on 13 Aug 1726 to Anna Margaretha Barbara Eichelbauer. The marriage record tells that he was a master shoemaker. It also mentions that the father of each had already died:
On 13 Aug 1726 Master Johann Jacob Zettelmeyer, shoemaker in König, legitimate son of the deceased Beysitzer Georg Zettelmeyer in Dorf Erbach, and Anna Margaretha Barbara, legitimate left-behind daughter of Johannes Eichelbauer deceased, formerly a miller and citizen here in König. 1


1 Wilson, Harry E, <i>Descendants of Jacob Zettelmeyer of Berks County, Pennsylvania</i> (Harry E. Wilson, 8520 Riley Hill Road, Zebulon, NC 27597. 1991.
Also publishes the Settlemyre/Zettelmeyer Page at:

2 Wilson, Harry E, <i>Descendants of Jacob Zettelmeyer of Berks County, Pennsylvania</i> (Harry E. Wilson, 8520 Riley Hill Road, Zebulon, NC 27597. 1991.
Also publishes the Settlemyre/Zettelmeyer Page at:,

3 Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Edited by William John Hinke, <i>Pennsylvania German Pioneers, A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals In the Port of Philadelphia</i> (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966), Pages 467-469.

4 Berks County Courthouse, Will Book 2, page 90, Berks Co PA Register of Wills.

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