Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Magdalena's sister Margreth Ditlo and Hessian Christian Schneider

I was looking into the Ditlo family and came across the husband of our Magdalena's sister Margreth. His name was Christian Schneider and I have found two entries for him:

Frederick, Maryland, Lutheran Marriages and Burials 1743-1811.
p. 32
1782, Dec. 26 #38 Christian Schneider Surgeon with the Hessian 
regiment from Bosen, and Margreth Ditlo. Porc. Dec. 15, 22, 25. 
Witnesses: ... [torn away] ... Juliana Wittmann, Dct. Rau.

Pennsylvania German Society (Pennsylvania). Der Reggeboge : (the rainbow). (Breinigsville, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania German Society, 1967).
Christian Schneider, b. 1759/61, X5400 Sondershausen. Surgeon,
Hessian von Bose Regt., Maj. Scheer Co., deserted by May 1783 (HET
Christian Schneider, "surgeon with the Hessian Regiment von Bose,"
married Margreth Ditlo 26 Dec. 1782 (Frederick Lutheran Rsgister).
Son Christian Wilhelm b. 22 Feb. 1783, baptized 26 Feb. with
Christian Wilhelm Warffelmann, the Regimental Surgeon, as sponsor
(Frederick Lutheran).

After this their trail goes cold for me because I suspect they started spelling their surname Snider or Snyder but maybe they kept the original Schneider spelling. And I think, since there is no news of them from Frederick after the marriage, I suspect they migrated to Pennsylvania and then to Virginia like all our other relatives. Do you know how many Schneider, Snider, Snyder entries there are for graves in Pennsylvania at Findagrave?!

I wrote a question at at the Frederick, Maryland message board. Here is the response I received:

"According to Frederick's Evangelical Lutheran Church records, Christian Wilhelm, son of Christian Wilhelm and Margreth Schneider was born 22 Feb. 1783; bp. 26 Feb. 1783. Bp. Sponsor was Christian Wilhelm Warffelmann.

Christian, the surgeon had been a Prisoner of War at the Hessian Barracks here in Frederick and Christian Wilhelm Warffelmann was the Regimental Surgeon.

After 1783, Christian and Margreth Schneider no longer appear in the Evangelical Lutheran Church records or have any known gravemarkers here in Frederick County."

Bob Fout

You can read the thread here.

Have you found anything about Margreth's family?

Catherine dee Auvil Sept. 2013

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