Johannes Casper Wenderoth
(1705-Cir 1777)
Anna Margaretha Strep
(1711-Cir 1772)
Johann Jacob Winteroth Sr.
(1735-1797)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Anna Maria Barbara Mayer

Johann Jacob Winteroth Sr. 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 20 Apr 1735, , Frederick, MD 3 6 7 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Anna Maria Barbara Mayer in 1762
  • Died: 3 Feb 1797, Littlestown, Adams, PA at age 61 2 3 8
  • Buried: Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA 2 3

   Other names for Johann were Johann Jacob Wenderoth and Johann Jacob Winterode Sr..10 11 12

  Burial Notes:

Tombstone in German:
Hier ruhet Iohann Iacob
Winteroth
ist gebohren den 20den April
1735 und ist gestorben den 3den
Februarius 1797
English:
Here rests Johann Jacob Winteroth
he was born the 20th of April 1735, and died the 3rd of February 1797

His tombstone is marked as a Revolutionary War veteran. He is buried next to Maria Barbara (1740-1818), Adam (d. May 26 1817), Johann Jacob (1735-1797), Daniel son of John (d. 1798, age 5), and Henry S. son of Jacob (d. 1801 8 months).

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Name: We show surnames as they appear on tombmstones, which vary: Wintroth, Wintrode, Winterode, Winteroth, Winrott, Windterode.,, in Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA. 2

2. He was employed. 6 Jacob was a successful farmer in both Frederick co., Maryland and York Co., Penna. He and his wife, Barbara, ran an Inn-Hotel on their farm about 2 miles southwest of Littlestown, Penna.

3. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 30 May 1773 at Frederick: Evangelical Reformed Church, Frederick, MD. Frantz Winterode & Susanna. Elisabetha, v. 15 May 1773, bapt. 30 May 1773 sp. Jacob Winterroth & Barbara. 12

4. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 5 Nov 1785 at Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA. 4

5. Tax List: Jacob Winteroth Jr., Jacob Winteroth Sr., Adam Winteroth Esq., John Winteroth, 1793, Germany Twp., Adams, PA. 13

6. Property in 1799 in Germany Twp., Adams, PA. In 1779, two deeds show Jacob and Adam Winrott each bought a tract of land:
First deed in 1779 shows land transferring: from - Balzer Dottoro, to - Jacob Wintrote of Petersburg, adjoining lands of Diggs Choice, Peter Little, Christian Hover, Jacob Beck, Stella and Church Land once owned by John Shown 128 1/4 acres, bequeather to his wife Anna Maria and son Isack Shown; wife intermarried with a certain Jacob Pfar (Psar?) and sold in 1771 to Michael Dotorro, who in 1774 sold to Balzar Dotorro, then here bought for 800 pounds by Jacob Wintroad.
Second Deed in 1779: from - Jacob Sponsaler of Germany Twp, York PA, to - Adam Winrott of town of Petersberg, York Co PA. Land once belonged to Adam Small in 1759, then George Sponsaler, then Jacob & Anna Maria his wife, 130 acres bound by lands of Wm Butt, Jacob Parr, and Diggs Choice. Adam Winrott paid 1900 pounds.

7. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: article about Johann Adam Wintroth, Revolutionary War Solidier, and his family graves in Littlestown, 5 Apr 1941, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 2 Backgrounds of Adams County
by B. F. MacPherson

No. 185 -- Lieut. Col. Johann Adam Wintroth

The next solider in our Revolutionary series whose grave is to be found in Christ Reformed Chruchyard is a rather outstanding one -- Litutenant-Colonel Johann Adam Wintroth. The inscriptions from the stones marking the graves of this many and his wife are as follows:

Hier Ruhet
Johann Adam Wintroth
Gebohren
Dec. den 20, 1739
Gestorben
Aug. den 30, 1815
Alter
73 Jahr
8 monat
30 tag.

Anna Maria Windrothin
born in the year 1735
10th of Feb.
Died October 25, 1807.
Aged 72 years.

There is a tradition in the Wintroth family that Anna Maria, the wife of Johann Adam Wintroth, was an Indian woman and that her husband bought her from her father. If this is true, and we have no proof to the contrary, she quite evidently changed her original Indian name to the German "Anna Maria." She and her husband appear int the Christ Church records many times as sponsors at baptisms and on various other church occasions. Insofar as we know Johann Adam and Anna Maria Wintroth had no children of their own.

During the war of the Revolution Johann Adam Wintroth served, in 1782, as Lieutenant-Colonel of the Seventh Battalion of the York County Militia. The reference for this service can be found in the Pennsylvania Archives -- Sixth Series -- Volume 6 -- page 687.

It is thought that the Johann Jacob Winteroth, whose grave is also to be found in Christ Reformed Cemetery, was a brother of the Lieutenant-Colonel Johann Adam Wintroth. Johann Jacob Winteroth was also a soldier of the Revolution, serving as an Ensign.

The inscriptions from the stones marking the graves of this man and his wife are as follows:

Johann Jacob Winteroth
born April 20, 1735
Died Feb. 3, 1797

Maria Barbara Winteroth
born June 21, 1740
Died February 18, 1818
Alter 77 Jahr.

In addition to these two soliders and their wives the following other members of the Wintroth family are buried in this cemetery:

1. Mary M. Wintrode / Born August 20, 1768 / Died December 26, 1848 / Aged 80 years.
Note: the wife of Adam Winerode, who in his turn, was the son of Johann Jacob Winteroth, soldier of the Revolution, and his wife Maria Barbara Winteroth.
2. Abigail / wife of Samuel Winterode / Died July 5, 1829 / Aged 20 years 6 months.
Note: this young woman was the wife of Samuel Winterode, the son of John and Catherine Winrode. John Winrode was a son of Johann Jacob Winteroth, solider of the Revolution, and his wife Maria Barbara Winteroth.
3. Samuel Winrott / Died March 27, 1870 / Aged 63 years 9 months.
Note: Samuel Winrott was a son of John and Catherine Winrode. John Winrode, as you may remember, was a son of Johann Jacob Winteroth, solidier of the Revolution, and his wife Maria Barbara Winteroth.
4. Daniel Winrott / son of John Winrode / Died May 30, 1798 / Aged 5 years.
Note: this little boy was a grandson of Johann Winteroth, solider of the Revolution, an dhis wife Maria Barbara Winteroth, the son of their son, John Winrode.
5. Adam Winterode / died May the 26th, 1817 / Aged 53 years 6 months.
Note: the son of Johann Jacob Winteroth, solider of the Revolution, and his wife Maria Barbara Winteroth.
6. John Jacob Winrode / died June 28, 1833 / Aged 67 years 7 months.
Note: the son of Johann Jacob Winteroth, soldier of the Revolution, and his wife Maria Barbara Winteroth.
7. Elizabeth / wife of J. J. Winrode / Died April the 25th, 1844 / Aged 78 years 4 months.
Note: the wife of John Jacob Winrode mentioned above, and a daughter-in-law of Johann Jacob Winteroth, soldier of the Revolution, and his wife, Maria Barbara Winteroth.
8. John William Windterrode / of Jacob / died June 29th, 1830 / Aged 51 years.
Note: the son of Johann Jacob Winterode, solider of the Revolution, and his wife Maria Barbara Winteroth. This son, John William, had a wife Catherine, and she is probably buried beside him although her grave is unmarked.
We will continue our notes on this family next week.
Note: Please notice the different ways in which the name "Wintrode" is spelled. The various forms used in the column were taken from the tombstones.


Johann married Anna Maria Barbara Mayer in 1762. (Anna Maria Barbara Mayer was born on 21 Jun 1740 in , Lancaster, PA,2 8 14 died on 18 Feb 1818 in Littlestown, Adams, PA 2 8 14 and was buried in Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA 2 14.)


Sources


1 <i>Letter from Craig Bennett</i> (On file at the Adams County Historical Society, Gettysburg, Adams County, PA.
Mar 11 1972 letter from Craig M. Bennett, 31 Meeting St, Charleston Sc 29401, to Vice Admiral William Gordon Beecher of Alexandria, VA, describing the antique hand-painted fracturs cica 1800 proving birth of Samuel to father Henry Büger in possession of Craig, a descendent.
http://www.emmitsburg.net/achs/), March 11, 1972.

2 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 5 Apr 1941, page 5. Article about Wintroth - Winteroth graves in Littlestown.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5657680.

4 William J. Hinke, <i>Church Record of The Conewago Or Christ Church Congregation Near Littlestown Adams County Pennsylvania 1747-1871</i> (Online https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2130818&from=fhd in FamilySearch.org Books), Page 22.

5 William J. Hinke, <i>Church Record of The Conewago Or Christ Church Congregation Near Littlestown Adams County Pennsylvania 1747-1871</i> (Online https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2130818&from=fhd in FamilySearch.org Books), Page 26.

6 Carpenter, Vern A, <i>Wenderoth Families of Germany</i> (1987.), Pages 1-7.

7 Kevin L. Greenholt, <i>The Wintrode Families of Adams Co., Pennsylaniva</i> (14 Jan 2007. Copy filed at Adams County Historical Society, 368 Springs Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325.), Greenholt's tree "Wintrode Family[et al]" also on Ancestry.com.

8 Kevin L. Greenholt, <i>The Wintrode Families of Adams Co., Pennsylaniva</i> (14 Jan 2007. Copy filed at Adams County Historical Society, 368 Springs Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325.).

9 <i>Evangelical Reformed German Church Record, Frederick, Frederick MD</i> (Historical Society of Carroll Co., Maryland.).

10 Fogel, Patricia A, <i>Baptisms of Evangelical Reformed Church in Frederick, MD</i> (This book is from translations by Wm. Hinke in 1941.), Page 26.

11 Fogel, Patricia A, <i>Baptisms of Evangelical Reformed Church in Frederick, MD</i> (This book is from translations by Wm. Hinke in 1941.), Page 21.

12 Fogel, Patricia A, <i>Baptisms of Evangelical Reformed Church in Frederick, MD</i> (This book is from translations by Wm. Hinke in 1941.), Page 29.

13 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Septennial Census, 1779-1863</i> (Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.), York County (now Adams), Germany Township.

14 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5657693.



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