Friday, May 17, 2019

52 Ancestors - Week 278: #455 Maria Margaretha (--?--) Nachbar (1698-1770) of Germany and Morris County, New Jersey

Maria Margaretha --?-- Nachbar (1698-1770) is #454 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married  #455 Johann Leonhard Nachbar (1698-1766) in about 1720 in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter, #227 Anna Martha Nachbar (1724-1770) married #226 Matthias Trimmer (1722-1793) in 1742.
*  their daughter, #113 Sophia Trimmer (1755-1811) married #112 Johannes Abel (1758-1818), in 1777.
*  their son #56  John Auble (1780-1831), married #57 Anna Row (1797-1860) in 1804.
*  their son #28 David Auble (1817-1894), married #29 Sarah Knapp (1818-1904) in 1844.
*  their son #14 Charles Auble (1849-1916), married #15 Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952) in 1898.
*  their daughter #7 Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977), married #6 Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976) in 1918.
*  their daughter #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) who married #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Name:                         Maria Margaretha --?-- [1–3]    
*  Alternate Name:         Maria Margareta Nachber[4]    
*  Alternate Name:         Margreata Nochber[5]  

*  Sex:                             Female  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                          June 1698, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany[3-4]    

*  Distribution:               after 26 August 1766 (after about age 68), will of husband; Long Valley, Morris, New Jersey, United States[5]    

*  Death:                        17 November 1770 (about age 72), Long Valley, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States[1,3]    
*  Burial:                       after 17 November 1770 (after about age 72), Old Stone Union Church Cemetery, Long Valley, Morris, New Jersey, United States[3]  

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:             Johann Leon hard Nachbar  (1698-1766)    
*  Marriage 1:          about 1720 (about age 22), Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany[1-2]    

*  Child 1:               Anna Margaretha Nachbar (1722-1765)    
*  Child 2:               Anna Martha Nachbar (1724-1770)    
*  Child 3:               Maria Elisabetha Nachbar (1728-1766)    
*  Child 4:               Leonhard Nachbar (1741-1806)  

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

Much of the information on the Johann Leonhard and Maria Margaretha (--?--) Nachbar family was obtained from:

*  The book,  More Palatine Families, by Henry Z. Jones, published in 1991[1].
*  The book, Early Germans of New Jersey, by Chambers[2].  
*  The book, Descendants of Leonhard Neighbour, Immigrant to America, 1738, by Lambert Bowman Neighbour, published in 1906[3].

Maria Margaretha --?-- was born in about June 1698, probably in Rheinland Pfalz[3-4].  Her parents are not known.  Some online family trees say that her parents were Joseph Marble and Mary Faulkner. 

She married Johann Leonhard Nachbar in about 1720 in Rheinland-Pfalz, and they had four children (the first three born in Rheinland-Pfalz, the last in New Jersey)[1-2]:

*  Anna Margaretha Nachbar (1722-1765), married Henrich Schenckel (1721-1769) in about 1749.
*  Anna Martha Nachbar (1724-1770), married Matthias Trimmer (1722-1793) in about 1742.
*  Maria Elisabetha Nachbar (1728-1766), married Johann Wilhelm Welsch (1719-1805) in about 1747.
*  Leonhard Nachbar (1741-1806), married Louisa Elisabeth Wise (1744-1807) in about 1760.

The Leonhard Nachbar family came to America on the ship "Robert and Alice," arriving in Philadelphia in 1738 with other families who settled in the German Valley of Morris County, New Jersey[1-3].

Leonhard Nochber died in August 1766, and his will, dated 10 January 1765, bequeathed all of his estate to his wife, Margreata[5].  After her death, the lands were to pass to their son, Leonhard. 

Maria Margaretha Nachber died 17 November 1770 in Long Valley, and was buried at the Old Stone Union Church Cemetery there[4].  The gravestone inscription says:

"Here lies the body of
Maria Margareta the wife 
of Leanhard Nachber
who departed this life
November the 17th
1770 AD aged 72
years and 5 months"

1. Henry Z. Jones, Jr., More Palatine Families, some Immigrants to the Middle Colonies 1717-1776 and their European Origins, Plus New Discoveries on German Families Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710 (Rockport, Me. : Piction Press, 1991), Johann Leonard Nachbar sketch, pages 194-195.

2. Theodore Frelinghuysen Chambers, The Early Germans of New Jersey: their history, churches, and genealogies (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982), pages 450-452, Leonhard Neighbor sketch.

3. Lambert Bowman Neighbour, Descendants of Leonhard Neighbour, Immigrant to America, 1738  (Dixon, Ill. : 1906), pages 1-2, Leonard Neighbour (1698-1766) sketch.

4. Find A Grave, indexed database and digital image,  (, Old Stone Union Church Cemetery, Long Valley, N.J., Maria Margareta Nachbar memorial #18833982.

5. A. Van Doren Honeyman (editor), Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, First Series, Vol. XXXIII; Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Administrations, etc.  Volume IV, 1761-1770 (Somerville, N.J. : Unionist-Gazette Association, Printers, 1928), page 309, Leonard Nochber entry.


NOTE:  In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2019 to 312 Ancestors in 312 Weeks.

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