Germanna DNA Project- Background

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Background


This is a Group DNA Project for all descendants of the Germanna Colonies of Virginia and their associated families, The name Germanna was selected by Governor Alexander Spotswood, reflected both the German immigrants who sailed across the Atlantic to Virginia and the British Queen, Anne, who was in power at the time of the first settlement at Germanna in 1714.

The Germanna Colonies consisted primarily of the First Colony of 42 persons from the Siegerland area brought to Virginia to work for Spotswood in 1714, and the Second Colony of 20 families totaling 100 odd persons from the Palatinate and Baden-Wuerttemberg area of Germany brought in 1717. Additionally, The Colonies also include other German friends and families who joined the first two colonies at later dates.

Over the years many Germanna groups of family and friends migrated southward and westward from Piedmont Virginia. The genealogical evidence shows that many of the families intermarried for generations, producing a rich genealogical heritage.

The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, Inc. is promoting this project. Check out their website at http://www.germanna.org for more information on the Foundation

Germanna DNA Project Surnames:
Albrecht, Amberger, Amburger, Ambergey, Arnd, Aylor,
Bach, Back, Baeumer, Ballenger, Barler, Barlow, Blankenbühler, Blankenbaker, Breyhel, Breuel, Briles, Brombach, Brombach, Broyles, Brückmann, Bruhles, Button,
Camper, Carpenter, Castler, Christopher, Clore, Cobbler, Cook, Coons, Crim, Cuntze,
Danner,
Fischbach, Fishback, Fisher , Fleischmann, Fleshman, Friesenhagen,
Gaar, Garr, Gessler, Grimm,
Haeger, Häger, Hanback, Harnsberger, Hause, Hausmann, Heerensperger, Heide, Heimbach, Heite, Hengsteller, Hitt, Hoffman, Hoffmann, Hold, Holdinghaus, Holdt, Holt, Holtzclaw, Holtzklau, House, Huettenhen, Hüffenhardt, Huffman, Huttman,
Jäger, Jung,
Kabler, Käfer, Kaifer, Kastler, Kemper, Kercher, Kerker, Klaar, Koch, Koontz,
Lang, Long,
Majer, Martin, Maubars, Merckle, Merten, Michael, Miller, Motz, Moyer, Mueller,
Nay, Noeh,
Ockert, Öhler, Otterbach, Owell,
Parlur, Paulitsch, Paulitz,
Rausch, Rector, Reiner, Reinschmidt, Richter, Roup, Rouse,
Sauter, Schilling, Schlücter, Schlucter, Schmidt, Schneider, Schöne, Sheible, Sheibley, Sieber, Smith, Snyder, Spade, Späth, Speilmann. Spielmann, Spilman,
Tanner, Thoma, Thomas, Tomas,
Uhl, Utterback, Utz,
Volck, Volg,
Wagenbachhof, Wayland, Wayman, Weaver,Weber, Weidmann, Weissgerber, Whitescarver, Wieland, Wilheit, Wilhoit, Willert, Woods,
Yager, Yeager, Young, Yowell,
Zimmerman, Zimmermann


1714 Adult Female Settlers 
Anna Gertrud Reinschmid CUNTZE
Elsbeth Heimbach FISHBACK
Maria Liesbeth Freudenbert HITT
Ana Margaretha Otterbach HOSTZCLAW
Anna Elisabeth Fischbach RECTOR
Elisabeth Heimbach OTTERBACH
Anna Margaretha Huttman WEAVER

1714 Minor Female Settlers 
Anna Catharina OTTERBACH
Anna Elisabeth CUNTZE
Catherine CUNTZE

1714 FT GERMANNA Minor Female
Anne Elisabeth HOLTZCLAW
Katherine HOLTZCLAW
Mary Spilman

1717 Adult Female Settlers 
Barbara ?? AMBERGER
Barbara ?? PARLUR/BARLER/BARLOW
Anna Margretha ?? BLANCKENBUHLER/BLANKENBAKER
Anna Maria Merckle BLANCKENBUHLER/BLANKENBAKER
Appollonia Kafer BLANCKENBUHLER/BLANKENBAKER
Ursula Roup BREYHEL/BREUEL/BROYLES/BRILES/BRUHLES
Anna Maria Barbara ?? KLAAR/CLORE
Maria Barbara Reiner KOCH/COOK
Anna Barbara Schone FLEISCHMANN/FLESHMAN
Anna Barbara ?? HEERENSPERGER/HARNSBERGER
Anna Margaretha ?? KERCHER/KERKER
Rebecca ?? LANG/LONG
Maria Appollonia Maubars MOTZ
Anna Barbara ?? MAJER/MOYER
Rosina Margretha Schenider PAULITSCH/PAULITZ
Maria Eleanore Ockert SHEIBLE/SHEIBLEY
Anna Margaretha Sauter SCHMIDT/SMITH
Anna Dorotha Schilling SCHNEIDER/SNYDER
Anna Maria Bruckmann SPATH/SPADE
Anna Maria Blanckenbuhler/blankenbakr THOMA/THOMAS/TOMAS
Anna Barbara ?? UTZ/WOODS
?? Majer/Maier/Mayer/Moyer Widow of Johann Michael VOLCK
Susannah Klaar WEBER/WEAVER 
Anna Maria Hengsteller WILLERT/WILHOIT/WILHEIT
Anna Maria Sieber JAGER/YAGER/YEAGER
Anna Elizabeth Albrecht ZIMMERMANN/ZIMMERMAN
1717 Minor Female Settlers 

Maria Elizabetha/Elizabeth BREYHEL/BREUEL/BROYLES/BRILES/BRUHLES
Agnes Margretha KLAAR/CLORE
Maria Catharina FLEISCHMANN/FLESHMAN
Anna Barbara KERCHER/KERKER
Maria Susanna MAJER/MOYER 
Barbara CatherineMAJER/MOYER
Margaretha PAULITSCH/PAULITZ
Maria Catharina PAULITSCH/PAULITZ
Anna Martha SHEIBLE/SHEIBLEY
Anna Elisabetha SHEIBLE/SHEIBLEY
Ana Magdalena SCHNEIDER/SNYDER
Anna Magdalena THOMA/THOMAS/TOMAS
Johannes/Anna VOLCKH/VOLCK/VOLK/FOLG
Maria Sabina VOLCKH/VOLCK/VOLK/FOLG 
Charlotta VOLCKH/VOLCK/VOLK/FOLG 
Barbara VOLCKH/VOLCK/VOLK/FOLG 
Anna Louisa Elisabetha VOLCKH/VOLCK/VOLK/FOLG
Maria Sophia WEBER/WEAVER 
Waldburga WEBER/WEAVER
Anna Maria/Mary JAGER/YAGER/YEAGER


1717 FT GERMANNA Minor Female


Between 1717 and 1725
1714 Adult Female 

Elizabeth Castler/Kastler/Gessler ZIMMERMANN/ZIMMERMAN/CARPENTER
Susanna Christina ?? ZIMMERMANN/ZIMMERMAN/CARPENTER
Barbara ?? KABLER/COBBLER
Mary ?? MICHAEL
Frances Rouse/Rausch MICHAEL
Mary Tanner/Danner MICHAEL
Mary ?? MICHAEL

Mary ?? WAYLAND/WIELAND
Eva ?? YOWELL/UHL/OWELL
Catharine ?? YOWELL/UHL/OWELL

Minor Female 
Anna Magdalena ZIMMERMANN/ZIMMERMAN/CARPENTER
Catherine WAYLAND/WIELAND
Magdalena YOWELL/UHL/OWELL
Anna Catharina YOWELL/UHL/OWELL
Anna Barbara YOWELL/UHL/OWELL

Beginning in 1734 LITTLE FORK GROUP

1714 Adult Female 
Anna Margaret Hausmann BACH/BACK
Anna Catharina Holdinghays FISCHBACH
Gertrud ?? Grimm/Crim
Margaret ?? Grimm/Crim
Anna Margaret Huettenhwn HOFFMANN/HUFFMAN
Anna Maria Arnd MUELLER/MILLER
Maria Clara Otterbach NOEH/NAY
Anna Margarethe Cuntz WEISSGERBER/WHITESCARVER
Anna Maria Baeumer JUNG/YOUNG

Minor Female 
Gerderuth NOEH/NAY
Anna Catherine NOEH/NAY 
Maria Clara NOEH/NAY
Anna Maria WEISSGERBER/WHITESCARVER
Anna Catharina WEISSGERBER/WHITESCARVER
Maria Catherine WEISSGERBER/WHITESCARVER
Maria Gerderuth JUNG/YOUNG
Elizabeth JUNG/YOUNG
Elizabeth Catherine JUNG/YOUNG
Anna Cathrin JUNG/YOUNG

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