Johannes Casper Wenderoth
(1705-Cir 1777)
Anna Margaretha Strep
(1711-Cir 1772)
Johann Jacob Winteroth Sr.
(1735-1797)
Anna Maria Barbara Mayer
(1740-1818)
John Jacob Winrode Jr.
(1765-1833)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Elizabeth Beecher

John Jacob Winrode Jr. 1 2 3

  • Born: 23 Nov 1765, , Frederick, MD 4 5 6 7
  • Christened: 25 Dec 1765, Frederick: Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, MD 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Mary Elizabeth Beecher
  • Died: 28 Jan 1833, Littlestown, Adams, PA at age 67 3 6 7 8
  • Buried: Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA 3 7

   Other names for John were John Jacob Winterode Jr, Johann Jacob Winterroth 4 5 and Johan Jacob Wintrode Jr..6

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were Jacob and Catharina Holtz.

  Burial Notes:

Tombstone:
John Jacob Winrode
died June 28, 1833
Aged 67 years 7 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. 3 We show surnames as they appear on tombstones, which vary within this same cemetery: Wintroth, Wintrode, Winterode, Winteroth, Winrott, Windterode.

2. Tax List: Jacob Winteroth Jr., Jacob Winteroth Sr., Adam Winteroth Esq., John Winteroth, 1793, Germany Twp., Adams, PA. 9

3. Newspaper: Intelligencer and Journal: ad for stage coach service stopping at Jacob Winrode's home in Petersburg (later known as Littlestown). (Royster's-town now is Reisterown, MD), 3 Apr 1802, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 10 -----
A New line of Stages.
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THE subscribers take the liberty to inform the public, that they have established a line of stages to run from Chambersburg to Gettysburg, Petersburg, Winchester, Royster's-town and Baltimore, once every week and return. To commence on Tuesday the 6th of April next, as follows, viz. To start at five o'clock in the morning of said day, from the house of Thomas Hetich, at the sign of the green tree, in Chambersburg, & arrive the same evening at the house of capt. Winrode, sign of the red lion, in Petersburg; leave Petersburg at five 5 o'clock next morning and arrive the same evening at the house of David Hoftetter, sign of the red lion, Howard-street Baltimore.---Returning---- leave Baltimore at five o'clock Saturday morning, and arrive the same evening at Chambersburg. To accommodate passengers from Baltimore to the Sulpher or York Springs, from the middle of June, we will run a hack stage from Petersburg (the morning after Baltimore stage arrives) to the Sulpher Springs, and return when said stages arrive at Petersburg from Chambersburg. This route to the springs being as good a route and as near as any oiher -- the line of stages from the city of Washington to Philadelphia, will also meet the line weekly at Petersburg.
Fare for each passenger from Chambersburg to Petersburg 2 dollars; from Petersburg, to Baltimore 2 dollars and 75 cents, and the liberty of 14lb baggage. Extra baggage to be paid for at the rate of a passenger for every 150lb weight -- All baggage to be at the risk of the owner.
The proprietors of this line of stages having provided themselves with good and comfortable stages ; strong and active horses ; sober, steady, and attentive drivers ; flatter themselves that they will meet with encouragement from the generous public.

David Hostetter,
John Shorb,
Jacob Winrode,
Thomas Hetich,
April 3, 1802.

4. Newspaper: Adams Sentinel: Jacob Winrode candidate for Sheriff, 8 Jan 1806, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 11 -----
TO THE FREE AND INDEPENDENT ELECTORS OF THE COUNTY OF ADAMS
Fellow Citizens,
SOLICITED by a number of my friends I am induced to offer myself a candidate for the
SHERIFF'S OFFICE
as the next ensuing election; and should I be fortunate as to obtain your suffages on that occasion, you may rest assured that nothing shall be wanting, on my part, in performing the duties of that office with fidelity and honour,
With sincerity,
I remain, fellow citizens,
Your obedient, and
Very humble servant,
JACOB WINRODE.

5. Newspaper: The Sprig Of Liberty: Jacob Winrode elected sheriff, 16 Oct 1806, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 12 The following is the result of the Election in this county of Tuesday last.
James Kelly, with a very few exceptions, had all the votes in the county, for Congress.
For Assembly, Walter Smith had 1592; and Andrew Shriver 1577.
For Sheriff, Jacob Winrode has 811; James Horner 539; John Murphy 4949; and J. Arendt has 362. William McClellan was next, but we do not exactly know how many votes he received.

6. Obituary: Gettysburg Compiler on 9 Jul 1833 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 13

7. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: article about Johann Adam Wintroth, Revolutionary War Solidier, and his family graves in Littlestown, 5 Apr 1941, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 3 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.

8. Military in 1976 in Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA: Plaque honoring Revolutionary War soliders at cemetery includes "John Jacob Winterode".


John married Mary Elizabeth Beecher, daughter of Henry Beecher Sr. and Catharine. (Mary Elizabeth Beecher was born on 9 Nov 1765 in , , PA,3 14 died on 25 Apr 1844 in Germany Twp., Adams, PA 3 8 14 and was buried in Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA 3 14.)


Sources


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 5, 2005), Batch #: C504181, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0824392 IT 2, Printout Call #: 0883605, Dates: 1737 - 1811.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5657707.

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

4 <i>Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland</i>.

5 <i>Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995</i> (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2WR-1R6 Johann Jacob Winterroth, 23 Nov 1765.

6 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.).

7 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5657707.

8 <i>Records of Mary Lou Mariner</i> (Frederick, MD).

9 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.

10 <i>Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper</i> (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), 3 Apr 1802, page 3.

11 The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, 8 Jan 1806, page 6.

12 <i>The Sprig of Liberty (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 16 Oct 1806, page 3.

13 <i>Gettysburg Republican Compiler</i> (Gettysburg, Adams County, PA.), 9 Jul 1833, death notice of Jacob Wintrode.

14 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=125871748.



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