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Before Germanna 1: The Ancestry of Johann Michael Willheit & Anna Maria Hengsteller (PDF Version)


Johann Michael Willheit and his wife, Anna Maria Hengsteller, left Schwaigern, Württemberg, Germany around 1717 on a ship destined for Pennsylvania but diverted by its captain to Virginia. They may have been members of the Second Germanna Colonly as indentured servants of Governor Alexander Spotswood of Virginia. This eBooklet discusses their years in Virginia and traces their ancestry as far back as possible in the church records of the towns where they lived. eBookles will download after purchase.

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