Propst Ancestry

Sources:

Propst Family Coat of Arms (Source: A History of the Descendants of John Michael Propst of Pendleton County, Va. (W. Va.) by Walter L. Eye)

Propst Family Coat of Arms Information (Source: A History of the Descendants of John Michael Propst of Pendleton County, Va. (W. Va.) by Walter L. Eye)

Original Propst Settlers: page 1 of 2 and page 2 of 2 (Source: A History of the Descendants of John Michael Propst of Pendleton County, Va. (W. Va.) by Walter L. Eye, pp. x-xi)

Michael Propst
b. 1679
Barbara (maiden name unknown)
b. 1680
m.
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John Michael Propst, Sr., arrived in Philadelphia in 1733, age 21, on the ship Samuel, Hugh Percy, Master from Rotterdam

According to A History of Highland County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton, B.L., © 1911 The Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co. (p. 363), John settled 3 miles South of Brandywine, Pendleton County, VA (now WV), in 1753.

The Propst pioneer settled in 1753 in the South Fork bottom, 2 miles above what is now Brandywine, West Virginia.

John (Johann) Michael Propst (Props), Sr.   Catherine Elizabeth (maiden name unknown)   Stofel (Stophel/Stophil) Au

Eye Coat of Arms (Source: A History of the Descendants of Christopher S. Eye of Pendleton County, Va. (W. Va.) by Walter L. Eye)

Origin of the name Eye (Source: A History of the Descendants of Christopher S. Eye of Pendleton County, Va. (W. Va.) by Walter L. Eye)

unknown   Jacob Andrew Zorn (Zornes)   Anna Maria Gotteskind?
OR
Mary Catherine Ruleman/Ruhlman?

Possible issue with Maria Catharina Ruhlmann
  Frederick Huffman,
born on the high seas when his parents were coming from Germany to America.
Email from Jeff Carr to Glenn Huffman mentioning John Michael Propst b. 1712 in Wuttemburg, Germany
d. 1789
Last Will and Testament: page 1 | page 2
(Source: A History of the Descendants of John Michael Propst of Pendleton County, Va. (W. Va.) by Walter L. Eye, pp. 1-2)
m. b. ca. 1715
d. 14 December 1804
  b. ca 1710 Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
d. in same location
m.
Had 3 sons: Frederick, Gerick and Christopher shown below.
Note: On this page, I once had Stofel d. ca. 1710, but that doesn't make sense given his son's birthdate and the birth dates of his contemporaries. I may have accidentally put 1710 for death when it should have been birth. I assume that is the case and have moved the date where it makes sense.
b.
d.
  b. 1718 in Germany
d. November 1755
The first immigrant to die in Pendleton County, VA
m. b. ca.1720
d.
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  Henry Huffman, Sr. Extensive records about Henry Huffman are available here. Maria Eva Propst   Frederick George Propst   Barbara Pence   Christopher Stophel Eye
(Christafur Stophil Au)
Information from Karl Kiser: Jim Kiser, who researched the old Kiser material (see Mark Arslan's site), believes that Stophel is a short form of Christopher such that Christopher S. Eye would be incorrect. Stophel wouldn't be a middle name as he has found no primary document with the two names--either Christopher or Stophel is used. Catherine (Katrine/Katrina) Anna Zorn
(Some histories have her name as Elizabeth Zorn)
 
  b. 1757 in Rockingham Co., VA
d. ca. June 1835, Pendleton Co., VA (WV)
m. WFT Est. 1765-1815 b. 1751-1758
d.
  b. ca. 1734
d. 1801 at Winfield Propst's
m. b.
d.
  b. 1747 in Germany
d. March 1797
m. ca. 1770-1772

According to the reference text "Pennsylvania German Pioneers," by Ralph Beaver Strassburger [Norristown, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934]Christafur Au, along with Fredrick and Gerick Au is included in List 229-A, which comprised the names of all Palatine male passengers, from sixteen to sixty years of age, "imported in the ship RECOVERY [Amos Jones, Master] from Rotterdam & Cowes and arriving at at Wilmington, Delaware, on October 23, 1754."

Christopher Eye is of record of having served in the Virginia militia during the Revolutionary War.He is mentioned in "Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution: Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, 1775-1783"by John H. Gwathmey.Richmond, VA, 1938.In a second text, "Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War" by J. T. McAllister, a Peter Hull is noted to have been the Captain of a Calvary Troop, 2nd Battalion, Augusta Militia, that fought in the Yorktown Campaign c1779.Christoper Eye is enumerated as a private in Captain Hull's unit. Also see Highland County, Virginia: VaGenWeb Page: Highland Soldiers in the Revolutionary War.

According to A History of Highland County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton, B.L., © 1911 The Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co. (p. 357), Christopher arrived in Pendleton County during his youth.

Christopher and his wife Katrina had 9 children. Additional historical information is available from the article "Grandson's Questions Trigger Eye Family History" by Herbert E. Eye, 28 March 1996, The Pendleton Times.
b. 1751
Arrived from Europe to American on the ship Neptune in 1754.
She had been married before to Henry Stone in 1764. Purchased land with Jacob Ruhlman (Rollman) in 1763.
d. 1813
Christopher Stophel Eye arrived in Philadelphia aboard the Recovery, Amos Jones, Master, from Rotterdam. He has been mentioned living 1721 - 21 Feb. 1797, where the birth year particularly is off when considering his father's birth year. According to Jack Bowers, the correct information for Christopher Stophel Eye is as follows: "1747- Mar 1797, born in Rotterdam/Germany, died in Pendleton County, Virginia, fought in the American Revolutionary War, married Catherine Anna Katrina Zorn, 1751-1813, daughter of Jacob Andrew Zornes and Mary Catherine Ruleman/Ruhlman." Jack Bowers also mentions "two other sons born to Stophel: Frederick and Gerick."
                         
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    Descendants -- Rexrodes and Smiths would connect with Waggys. The descendants of Maria Eva Propst and her brother Frederick George Propst would reunite in the marriage of Martha Jane Waggy and David R. Smith. Click here to see that section of the genealogy. Daniel Propst   Sophia Elizabeth Eye

(Also seen as Ann Elizabeth Sophia Eye; A History of the Descendants of John Michael Propst of Pendleton County, Va. (W. Va.) by Walter L. Eye, p.6, lists her as Elizabeth Sophia Eye as does A History of the Descendants of Christopher S. Eye of Pendleton County, Va. (W. Va.) by Walter L. Eye, p. 4).

   
        b. 1785 in Brandywine, VA (later WV)
d. 1850 in Brandywine, VA (later WV)
A History of the Descendants of Christopher S. Eye of Pendleton County, Va. (W. Va.) by Walter L. Eye, p. 4, and A History of the Descendants of John Michael Propst of Pendleton County, Va. (W. Va.) by Walter L. Eye, p. 3 both have 1846 as the year of death.
m. b. 1785 in Sugar Grove, VA (later WV)
d. before 1853
   
                 
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John Waggy
  Alice (Allie) Helena Propst      
      b. 16 March 1807
d. 16 March 1882
m. 21 August 1830 (A History of the Descendants of Christopher S. Eye of Pendleton County, Va. (W. Va.) by Walter L. Eye, p. 9) b. 15 February 1807 in Pendleton Co., VA
d. 3 February 1887 in Sugar Grove, WV
     
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descendants through son Adam Waggy via his marriage to Susan Kiser
       
Propst was derived from the German surname Brobst.
The Propst pioneer settled in 1753 in the South Fork bottom,
2 miles above what is now Brandywine, West Virginia. 
                                                     Jacob  
John (Johann)    Catherine           Stofel         Andrew    Anna             Mary  
Michael          Elizabeth      (Stophel/Stophil)    Zorn   + Maria        OR  Catherine 
Propst (Props) + (maiden name          Au          (Zornes) | Gotteskind?      Ruleman/Ruhlman?     
               |  unknown)     +------------------+ +-------+--------+
+--------------+-------------+ | b. 1710 Germany, | |b.1718 |b. about|
|b. 1712 in    |b. about 1715| | Rotterdam,       | |  in   |   1720 |
|   GERMANY    |d. 14 Dec.   | | Zuid-Holland,    | |GERMANY+--------+
|d. 1789       |   1804      | | Netherlands.     | |He was the first|
|Arrived in    +-------------+ | d. ca. 1710 in   | |immigrant to die|
|Philadelphia in 1733, age 21| | same location.   | |in Pendleton Co,|
|on ship Samuel, Hugh Percy, | | 3 sons:          | |VA. d. Nov 1755.|
|Master from Rotterdam.      | | Frederick, Gerick| +------+---------+
+--------------+-------------+ | and Christopher  |        |         
               |               | shown below.     |        |
           +---+               +------------------+        |
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           |   |                              |            |
           |   |                              |            |
           |   +-----+                        |            |
           |         |                        |            |
           |         |                        |            |
Henry      Maria    Frederick + Barbara    Christopher    Catharine Anna
Huffman +  Eva      George    | Pence      Stophel Eye  + (Katrine)
        |  Propst   Propst    |          (Christafur    | Zorn
        |                     |            Stophil Au)  |
+-------+-------+  +----------+---------+ +-------------+-----------+        
|Click on their |  |b. about  |         | |b. 1747 in   |b. 1751    | Christopher Stophel Eye has been mentioned living 1721 - 21 Feb. 1797, 
|names as their |  |   1734   |         | |   GERMANY   |m. second  | where the birth year particularly is off when considering his father's 
|descendants -- |  |d. 1801 at|         | |d. March     |husband    | birth year. According to Jack Bowers, the correct information 
|Rexrodes and   |  |Winfield  |         | |   1797      |Henry Stone| for Christopher Stophel Eye is as follows: "1747- Mar 1797, born in 
|Smiths would   |  |Propst's  |         | |Arrived in   |in 1764.   | Rotterdam/Germany, died in Pendleton County, Virginia, fought in the 
|connect with   |  +----------+---------+ |Philadelphia |Purchased  | American Revolutionary War, married Catherine Anna Katrina Zorn, 
|Waggys. Hence, +----+        |           |aboard the   |land with  | 1751-1813, daughter of Jacob Andrew Zornes and Mary Catherine 
|descendants of Maria|        |           |Recovery,    |Jacob      | Ruleman/Ruhlman." Jack Bowers also mentions "two other sons born to 
|Eva Propst and her  |        |           |Amos Jones,  |Ruhlman    | Stophel: Frederick and Gerick."
|brother Frederick   |        |           |Master, from |(Rollman)  |
|George Propst would |        |           |Rotterdam.   |in 1763.   |
|reunite in the      |        |           |             |d. 1813    |
|marriage of Martha  |        |           +-------------+-----------+
|Jane Waggy and David|        |                         |
|R. Smith. Click here|        |                         |
|to see that  section|        |                         |
|of the genealogy    |        |             +-----------+
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                              Daniel   Sophia
                              Propst + Elizabeth
                                     | Eye (Also seen as Ann Elizabeth Sophia Eye)
                         +-----------+-----------+
                         |b.  1785 in|b. 1785 in |
                         |Brandywine,|Sugar Grove|
                         |VA/WV      |VA/WV      |
                         |d.  1850 in|d. before  |
                         |Brandywine,|   1853    |
                         |VA/WV      |           |
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                            John  + Alice
                            Waggy   (Allie)
                                    Helena   
                                    Propst
                                 +-----------------------------------+
                                 |b. 15 Feb. 1807 Pendleton Co, VA/WV|
                                 |d. 3 Feb. 1887 in Sugar Grove, WV  |
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