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The following lists have been published in Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808 by Ralph B. Strassburger and William J Hinke (Norristown Pennsylvania German Society, 1934; reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co. and Picton Press).
There are three sets of passenger lists:
The "A" lists are the Captains' Lists of passengers being imported (these are usually the most inaccurate of the three); The "B" lists are the Oaths of Allegiance to the King; the "C" lists are Oaths of Abjuration from the Pope. An individual being transported may be found on one or all of the three lists.
[List 26 A] A True List of all the Passengers on board the Dragon, Commander Charles Hargrave, from Rotterdam. [Qualified Sepr. 30th 1732.]
MENS NAMES Wilhelm Kyjer, sick Johann Kyjer Simon Basserer, dumb Andreas Beetel Hans Georg Kroner Ulrich Bare Peter Matern Dietrich Kraner Georg Hayl Michael Dirr William Tsiegler Georg Uhlman, sick Martin Wytknecht Johannes Shryok Ludwich Syp Christoph Hoffman Nicolaus Muller Frans Syp Jacob Lypersberger Christian Hoober Henrich Zowck, sick Georg Adam Bender Daniel Steinmetz, sick Laurence Bechtle, sick Wendel Laaber Philip Hoffman Jacob Tups, sick Georg Roodt John Hayea, sick Wolfgang Birle, sick Adam Romich Jacob Hayea, sick Hans Georg Soldner Federich Romich Georg Hayea Friederich Engelhart Leonhard Schlosser Simon Peltzner Christoph Basserer Leonhard Muller Philip Shlowch Dietrich Boocher, sick William Franck Andreas Shlowch Jacob Byerle Peter Rowdenbosh Michael Rysner Michale Nusloch, sick Henry Rowdenbosh Rudolph Illick Georg Tsober, sick Jacob Shark Martin Kopler Henrich Klein Henrich Groober Henrich Baasler Jacob Klein Peter Wolff Ludwig Schitz Felix Bronner Johannes Hearburger Leonhard Pence Georg Fawntz Johan Wittman Michael Graaf Tobis Paul George Adam Hayl Peter Schlosser Georg Dirr Men 70 Women 53 Children 62 ____ Total 185 A True List of Passengers entered from on Bord ye Ship Dragon. Pr. Charles Hargrave. "At the Courthouse aforesaid, Sepr 30th , 1732. Fifty five Palatines, who with their families, making in all One hundred & seventy Persons, were imported here in the Ship Dragon, Charles Hargrave, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Plymouth, as by Clearance thence." From the Minutes of the Provincial Council, printed in Colonial Records, Vol. III, p. 458. [List 26 B] Palatines imported in the Ship Dragon, Chas. Hargrave, Mr , from Rotterdam, but last from Plymouth p. Clearance thence. Qualified Sepr 30th 1732. Peter (O) Matern Leonard (O) Miller Hans Martin Kappler Hans George (O) Dirr Johan Wilhelm Franck Felix Brunner Martin Weidknecht Heinrich Raudenbusch Henrich Bosller Christian (O) Hofman Hans Jacob Schörck Hans Rudolff Illig Jacob (X) Lypersburge Henrich Gruber Frantz Seib Hansh (O) Laabour Hans Peter Wolff Hans Michell Reisner Hans Adam Bender Johannes Heerburger Ludwick (O) Sipe Earick (O) Road Johannes Witmann Andreas Schlauch Johann Adam Romich Jacob Klein Georg Seib Johann Friedrich Romic Henrich Klein George (X) Hoyle Leonard (O) Slosser Johannes Geiger Sio Belser [?] Johann Georg Gruner Jerg Ludwig Schütz Johann Philipp Schauch Johann Dietrich Grune Lenhart Bentz Jans Jergi Hegi Peter Schlosser Michael Graaff Hans Jerg Heill Hans Wilhelm Ziegler [Tobias] Ball Johann Pett[er] Hofman Johannes Schreyiackh Gerg Fantz Has Ulrich Beer Johan Nicklaus Müller Johann Jacob Beyerle Christoff Beser Christian Huber Hans Gerg Soldner Peter Raudenbusch Mich! Dirr [List 26 C] Palatines imported in the Ship Dragon, Chas. Hargrave, Mr. Qualifd Sepr. 30th 1732. Peter (O) Matern Jacob Klein Hans Gerg Soldner Hans Gerg Heill Hans Georg (O) Dirr Henrich Klein Michel Dirr Johannes Geiger Felix Brunner Martin Weidknecht Johann Georg Gruner Frantz Seib Christoph (O) Hofman Johann Dietrich Gruner Ludwig (O) Sype Hans Georg (X) Leipersberger Peter Schlosser Christopher Beser Hans Wendel (O) Lahber Hans Wilhelm Ziegler Johann Jacob Beyerle Hans Adam Bender Johannes Schreyiackh Georg Fantz Hans Georg (O) Road Johan Nicklaus Müller Georg Seib Johann Adam Romich Christian Huber Tobias Ball Johann Friedrich Romich Johann Pett[er] Hofmann Michael Graff Leonhard (O) Schlosser Hans Jergi Hegi Georg (X) Hayl Leonhard (X) Müller Simon Belsner Johannes Widtmann Johann Wilhelm Franc Johann Philip Schlauch Lenhart Bentz Peter Raudenbusch Andreas Schlauch Johannes Widtmann Henrich Raudenbusch Hans Michell Reisner Jerg Ludwig Schütz Hans Jacob Schörck Hans Rudolf Illig Johannes Heerburger Henrich Gruber Hans Martin Kappler Henrich Bosler Hans Peter Wolff September 30th 1732. At the Courthouse before the Govr & sevl of the Magistrates the foregoing Qualifications were taken & subscribed by those foreigners whose Names are contained on this Leaf. Robt Charles, Cl. Con. Passenger George Ludwig Schutz is ancestor of contributor Robert T. Scheetz Correspondence 2/7/02 passenger Wolff I am a direct descendent of Hans Peter Wolff, from the Bavarian Swiss Alps, coming on the ship "Dragon" as a Pallatine emigrant to Phildelphia. He paid his own passage. Two brothers came later. Hans Peter received a Land Grant from King George, signed by William Penn. I have a copy of the original Land Grant. Hans Peter and his sons later sold their land in eastern Pennsylvania and moved to the Washington County area, living near each other. To eliminate confusion of "who lived where", on son chose to spell his name Wolfe, but the other (Jacob - my ancestor) continued the traditional spelling of Wolff. Father Hans Peter at first refused to denounce his sworn allegiance to the King who granted him land in his new country, but as son Jacob rode off with others to serve in the Revolutionary War, he changed his mind and joined with other Patriots in the revolt for the freedom he came here for. There is an historical marker near where Jacob's "Wolff's Fort" was located, and he is written about in a number of histories of Pennsylvania, including those of the Pennsylvania Historical Society. His "fort" was actually a rock house surrounded by a stone wall, more impervious to Indian attacks and arrows than the cabins of nearby families, and when the infrequent, but scary, reports of marauding Indians came, neighbors would rush to his "fort" for protection until the fighting was over. Jacob Wolff's "fort" lay on the route to the Western Territories and was a stopover point for travelers from Philadelphia to their plantations in what was later West Virginia. He was a Justice of the Peace, and it is said that after he was called upon to perform a marriage, he would put his hands in his pockets, smile jovially and say "Now, vere ish mine dollar?". Jacob's descendents continued West into Ohio and Tennessee, Alabama, Illinois and Colorado, and continued on, taking the Wolff name westward to the shores of the Pacific Ocean before the Bicentennial Anniversary of our great country! Anne Wolff O'Brien Correspondence 11/19/02 passenger Wytknecht MARTIN WYTKNECHT is from my ancestry list of the earlier ones who came to the USA. I have his lineage clear back to Hans weidknecht. My own gr grandmother was Mary Catherine Whitenack. She lived all her life in Pike Twp of Jay Co, Indiana. Her husband was a military man with honors. Her own son's mother in law married her brother when his wife died. He was Willam Whitenack. Mary's father was Isaac (Ysak) Whitenack and his father was Cornlius Weidknecht and Maria Collins, Weidknecht, before him was Cornelius and Rachel Servey, Weidknecht. For more information contact Kathy Strine
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