Snapp/Schnepp/Schneppff, Stephens/Steffen, Ammel, Roesch/Rösch, Dutt/Dut/Dutte/Thut/Toot

Much thanks to Daniel Bly for his research on this lineage of our shared ancestry!

         
Claus Ammel
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Diebolt (Theobald) Ammel
("Clausen Diebolt" Ammel)
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The "en on the end of a name in the old German is possessive and Theobald (Dieboldt an alternate spelling) and so Theobald was a son of Claus and since there was another Dieboldt/ Theobald in the village they had to keep them straight."            
      Hans Ammel
of Illwickersheim (now Ostwald)
m. 26 September 1574 Sophia Ammel
of Illkirch
                 
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Hans Rösch
Catherina Magdalena
(maiden name unknown)
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Hans Schnepp (Schneppff)

Germany 1500s

Theory:
Daniel Bly has theorized that this Hans Schnepp was a Johannes "Hans" Schnepp (b. 1582; bapt. 14 February 1582, sponsored by Georg Ammel) who was son of Wolff Schnepp and his first wife Elsbeth Veltin (m. 18 May 1579). Elsbeth must have died soon after giving birth to Hans because in 1583 Wolff married Barbara Mersch, and there is no indication of children from his second marriage. There's no proof or other evidence that would give any support to this theory, other than the fact that Wolff Schnepff or his wives sponsored a number of Ammel children between 1580 and 1594. Unfortunately, there is a gap in Illkirch records from 1594 to 1620. So, this remains theory. However, more findings make a strong suggestion below:

  Hans Ammel
"Hans the younger"
"Sophia's Hans"
"Suffeys Hans",
a fisherman in Illkirch
  Anna
(maiden name unknown)
  Paul Rösch (Roesch),
a fisherman in Illkirch
  Anna
(maiden name unknown)
       
b. 1575
in Alsace, Germany
(now France)
d. ?
Daniel Bly wrote in April 2016 that he tentatively identified Johannes Schnepff / Schnepp, born 14 Feb 1582, son of Wolff Schnepff, as the Hans Schnepp, father of Hans (b. c. 1605). Though no wife for this Johannes (Hans) is listed, he is more convinced than ever that this lineage is correct. Not only was there a close connection with the Ammel family but he found another child of Wolff Schnepff. Though no further children can be found in baptismal records from 1582-1594 in marriage records of Illkirch 1620-1661, he found Anna, daughter of deceased Wolff Schnepff "from here" (i.e., Illkirch), married Adolph Ernst, 24 Oct. 1625. She was widowed and remarried to Wendling Schertzer 21 May 1638 and died 23 March 1643, age 43, since it was early in the year, it is likely she was born 1599 or maybe early 1600 and of course there are no records for that time period. However, Anna Ernst, wife of Adolph was godmother for Brigitta Schwing, at her baptism, February 1630. Brigitta Schwing married Hans Schnepp, son of Hans, at Illkirch 1656. Brigitta was the first wife of our ancestor Hans Schnepp who married Maria Ammel of Illkirch in 1664. Wolff Schnepff write-up provided by Daniel Bly. Write up by Daniel Bly about Hans Schnepp and the Mauser-Götz
George (Georg/Jörg) Mauser (Müser/Müsser),
a boat builder at Plobsheim
d. 1618 or 1619
Apollonia Wolff
m. ca. 1605
Apollonia married again in 1620 to Christmann Götz after her first husband Georg Mauser died. b. 14 January 1588
d. before September 1633, when his widow sponsored baptism of a child and named as "widow of deceased Hans Ammel, here."
from Illkirch-Graffenstaden parish records researched by Daniel Bly
m. b. ca. 1586-1587
d. 22 Sept 1656, age 69, at Illkirch
  b. 5 January 1589 at Illkirch
d. 24 September 1642 at Illkirch
m. b. ca. 1589-1590
d. 21 November 1664, age 74
       
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Hans Schnepp Hans Schnepp (1600/5-1670) was a shepherd. He is burried near Ingeheim or Melsheim in Alsace, Germany. Apollonia Mauser   Hans Ammel,
a fisherman
  Maria Roesch (Rösch) "Illkirch and Graffenstaden were two small Alsatian villages a few kilometers south of Strasbourg (now in France) that now form one town and have always constituted a single parish .Plobsheim, where Hans Schnepp was born is nearby. Many of the men in these villages were fishermen because these villages are in the flood plain of the Ill and Rhine Rivers that run parallel to each other. There are many lakes and ponds in the area created by the meandering of the rivers. The city of Strasbourg was a good market for their catches." - Daniel Bly, correspondence 15 March 2016
b. 1600/5
in Alsace, Germany
(now France)
d. 1670
m. 16 November 1629
Plobsheim, Alsace, Germany (now France), near Strasbourg
b. 1606
d. 12 September 1640
  b. ca. 1612-1617
d. 26 March 1667 in Illkirch
m. 27 June 1642 at Illkirch b. ca. 1615-1616
d. 3 March 1688, age 72
       
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Anna was Simon's second wife. His first wife Magdalena Muller died without children.



Hans Haber (d. 12 April 1610) from the Ruprechtsau (Robertsau), son of Simon Haber

m. 12 September 1604

Aurelia Willer, daughter of Hans Willer
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Hans Weber


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Simon Haber, a wagon driver in Strassburg
b. 21 July 1604
d. 8 March 1682
Anna Maria Weber
m. 29 July 1634
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Ulrich Hanns of Alteckendorf
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  Johannes (Hans) Schnepp   Maria Ammel   Johannes (Hans) Haber   Anna Barbara Hans
(Barbara Hanns)
    Gabriel Stäffen (Steffen)   Barbara Bär (Bar)    
Hans first wife, Brigitta Schwing, died 5 December 1663 at Graffenstaden. b. 24 January 1633
in Entzheim, Germany
d. 16/17 December 1701
in Pfaffenhoffen (Pfaffenhaffen), Germany
m. 14 May 1664 in
Illkirch-Graffenstaden (Germany)
b. 20 May 1645
at Illkirch
d. 1 February 1683
at Waltenheimb (Germany)
  b. 27 May 1640
baptized at Saint Pierre le Jeune (the new St. Peter's)
d. 2 March 1714
Alteckendorf
m. ? b. ca. 1648-1649
d. 19 January 1712,
age 63
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d. ?
m. ? b. ?
d. ?
   
                             
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Most family trees have Thomas Dutt listed as Georg Thomas Dutt, but in the records of Gries and a few mentions at Schwindratzheim, he is just "Thomas" Dut, Dutte, or Thut
Thomas Dutt
(Dut, Dutte, Thut),
shepherd at Gries
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Georg Dutt,
a shepherd
b. 22 March 1629 at Gries
Anna Kern
d. 1675
m. 24 June 1650
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Georg and Anna Dutt "had a large family and many Dutts intermarried with Schnepps all over northern Alsace" (source: correspondence with Daniel Bly). Georg's family goes on back into the Rhineland north of Alsace. After Anna's death, Georg went to Flacht near Weissbach, about 60 miles directly east in Wuerttemberg, not too far from Abstatt, where Thomas came from. Georg and Anna are also ancestors of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Despite preferences, history is history. Refer to the right for more detail → |
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"There's gotta be one in every family!" ;) Here are the respective lineages to the Dutt ancestry I share with Barack Obama (most recent generation first, sources: 1, 2):
Barack Hussein Obama
Ann Dunham (1942-1995)
Madelyn Lee Payne (1922-2008)
Rolla Charles Payne (1892-1968)
Della L. Wolfley (1863-1906)
Robert Wolfley (1834-1895)
George Wolfley (1807-1879)
Anna Maria Toot (c1786-1841)
George Toot (1759-1813)
David Toot/Dutt (1727-1792) - Dutt changed to Toot in PA in 1750s
David Dutt (1698-1735)
Johannes (Hans) Dutt (1661-1737)
Georg (1629-1690) and Anna (Kern) Dutt
James "Jamie" Arthur Johnson
Carolyn Fisher
Otto Woodrow Fisher (1914-1992)
Otto Keiter Fisher (1880-1942)
Charles Florence Fisher (1855-1917)
Isaac Fisher (1814-1866)
Susanna Juliana Snapp (1789-1853)
Peter Snapp (1754-1789)
Lawrence Snapp (Lorentz Schnepp) (1723-1782)
Barbara Dutt (1700-1758)
Philip Dutt (ca. 1655-1726)
Georg (1629-1690) and Anna (Kern) Dutt
    Lorentz Schnepp   Anna Catherina Haber   Philipp Dutt   Christina
(maiden name unknown)
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    b. 20 May 1669
in Pfaffenhoffen, Germany
d. 6 March 1732
buried in Gumbrechshoffen, Germany
m. 13 September 1689
in Eckendorf (later Alteckendorff), Germany
b. 3 March 1668 in Eckendorf (later Alteckendorff) (Bas-rhin, France)

d. 29 October 1725
in Breunsheim - Geisweiller Parish
(Bas-rhin, France)
  b. ca. 1655 at Gries in Alsace
d. 15 October 1726 at the home of a daughter and son-in-law in Zoebersdorf
Philipp was a shepherd in Schwindratzheim, Germnay, which is near Alteckendorf, Germany
m. ? b. ca. 1660-1661
d. 23 Feb. 1736, age 75, at Zutzendorf
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      John Snapp, Sr.
(Johannes Schnepp)
  Barbara Dutt   Hans Peter Steffen (Peter Stephens, also seen as Stephen and Stephan)

Founder of Stephens City, Virginia
Peter Stephens is known for founding present-day Stephens City, Virginia. Besides his birth in Swabia, little is known about Stephens before 1699 when he and his parents emigrated to America on William Tell's second shipload of families for the purpose of populating the then Colony of Pennsylvania. After spending some years in the Skippack Creek area outside of Philadelphia, PA, Peter migrated to what is now Frederick County, Virginia, with other German Protestants as early as 1732, establishing the Opequon Settlement, a group of homesteads around the Indian Road or Great Philadelphia Wagon Road (U.S. Route 11). He would settle south of present-day Winchester, Virginia (which would not be founded for several more years past Stephens arrival). After buying 674 acres from Jost Hite, the act of which was challenged by land baron Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, though settled amicably between Lord Fairfax and Stephens, Peter settled and founded, then unofficially called "Stephens town", in the early 1730s. It would be later chartered by the Virginia General Assembly at the request of his son Lewis (Ludwig) and called "Stephensburgh". Today, "Stephensburgh" is called Stephens City. Peter was naturalized in Williamsburg on October 31, 1743. His wife, Maria Christina, would have seven children, four sons and three daughters, six of whom would be born in Frederick County, Virginia. Only their first son, Lewis (Ludwig Stephen), was born possibly in New York and it was Lewis who married Mary Rittenhouse, not Peter. Stephens died at the age of 70 in November 1757, just under a year before the town he founded would become chartered in October 1758.
Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Stephens_(pioneer)
http://www.newtownhistorycenter.org/beginnings.php
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ruthhall/Stephens/Stephens.html
Maria (Mary) Christina
(maiden name unconfirmed)
 
  John Snapp, Sr., arrived in American with his family in Philadelphia, PA, on 17 August 1733 on the ship Samuel, Hugh Perry, Master to Philadelphia. He swore oath of allegiance to the British Crown on 17 August 1733 (Source: Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Volume 1, 1727-1775, pp. 107-112, by Ralph B. Strassburger, 1934). He is listed as a foot soldier in the company commanded by Captain Lewis Stephens who was discharged in a list of Frederick Co., VA, soldiers in the French and Indian War (Source: Frederick Findings, Volume 1, No. 2, published by the Lineage Search Associated, Arlington, Virginia, 1988. Also found in Early Troop Records 1755-1756 in Frederick County, Virginia, Deed Book 18, p. 412). b. 1 December 1695
in Duntzheim, Alsace, Germany
Peter was baptized 9th of Mar 1687 and sponsored by Peter von Kennill of Steinsfurt. He was confirmed in the Reformed Church at Steinsfurt, Pentecost Sunday 1699.
d. 19 March 1762
in Frederick Co., VA, where he had settled by 1735 (and he was a 1732 immigrant)
m. 7 February 1719
in Schwindratzheim, Germany
Wedding Record
b. 14 February 1700at Schwindratzheim
d. 20 November 1758
in Frederick Co., VA
  b. 3 March 1687
in Steinsfurt, Heidelberg County, Electoral Palatinate (present day Germany)
d. November 1757
m. ca 1730
in Germantown, PA
b. ca. 1692
d. after 1757
in Frederick Co., VA
 
                   
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    Jacob Copenhaver   Susanna
(maiden name unknown)
  Lawrence Snapp (Lorentz Schnepp) Lawrence Snapp arrived in American in Philadelphia, PA, on 17 August 1733 on the ship Samuel, Hugh Perry, Master to Philadelphia. He, his father and brother, John Snapp, Jr., were naturalized 5 November 1746 in Winchester, VA. Lawrence was a Captain of the Dunmore County, Virginia, Militia in the Revolutionary War. He was also an elder in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Virginia. He owned at least one slave named Hannah. Margaret Stephens (Margaretha Stephan)  
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d. ?
m. ? b. ?
d. ?
  b. 1723
in Mulhausen, Alsace, Germany
d. May 1782
in Shenandoah County, Virginia
m. ca. 1745 in Frederick County, Virginia b. ca. 1724-1725
d. 1801
in Shenandoah County, VA, about age 77
 
                   
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    Catherine Copenhaver   Peter Snapp Peter Snapp was on the muster list of Alexander Machir's Militia Company from Strasburg District of Shenandoah County, Virginia, during the Revolutionary War.  
    b. 16 January 1763
d. 23 July 1846
in Shenandoah Co., VA,
buried at Funk Cemetery, Fishers Hill, VA
m. 11 March 1782 b. 1754
in Frederick Co., VA
d. December 1789
in Shenandoah Co., VA
   
             
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descendants
     
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Hans       George  | GERMANY (1500s) |
Schnepp    Mauser  +-----------------+
(Schneppff)   |
(b. 1575)     |
Alsace        |
(France)      |
Germany       |
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Hans      Apollonia   Hans Schnepp (1605-1670) was a shepherd.  He  
Schnepp + Mauser      is buried near Ingenheim or Melsheim in Alsace, 
(1600-  | (1606-      GERMANY.  He married Apollonia 16 Nov. 1629 at  
 1670)  |  12 Sept    Plobsheim, Alsace, GERMANY -- near Strasbourg.  
Alsace  |  1640)
(France)|
Germany |
        Johannes   Maria       Hans    Anna    
        (Hans)   + (b.1644;    Haber + Barbara
        Schnepp  | d. 1 Feb.         | Hans
(b. 24 Jan. 1633)| 1683 at           |
(d.16/17Dec.1701)|Waltenheim,        |
He was born in   |GERMANY            | 
Entzheim and died|           +-------+
in Pfaffenhoffen |           |
(Pfaffenhaffen)  |           |  
m. 22 Sept. 1656 |           |
Pfaffenhaffen    |           |
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           Lorentz   + Anna Catherina
           Schnepp   |    Haber            Philipp  + Christina
+--------------------+---------------+     Dutt     |
|b. 20 May 1669 at   |b. 3 March 1668|   +----------+-----------+
|Pfaffenhoffen,      |at Alteckendorf|   |Philipp was a shepherd|
|GERMANY.            |GERMANY.       |   |in Schwindratzheim,   |
|d. 6 March 1732;    |d. 29 Oct. 1725|   |Germany, which is near|
|buried in GERMANY in|Breunsheim -   |   |Alteckendorf, Germany.|
|Gumbrechshoffen     |Geisweiller    |   +----------+-----------+
|                    |Parish.        |              |
|m. 13 Sept. 1689 in Alteckendorff   |              |
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                     |    **Note:  Alteckendorf     |
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             John Snapp, Sr. + Barbara  Peter    + Christina
          (Johannes Schnepp) | Dutt     Stephens | (maiden name
+----------------------------+----------+        |  unknown)
|b. 1 Dec. 1695 at           |b. 1699   |        |
|Duntzheim, Alsace, GERMANY).|Mulhausen,|        |
|d. 19 March 1762 in         |Alsace,GER|        |
|Frederick County, Virginia).|d. 20 Nov |        |
|John Snapp, Sr., had settled|1758 in   |        |
|in Frederick County,        |Frederick |        |
|Virginia, by 1735.          |Co., VA   |        |
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|m. 7 February 1719 in Schwindratzheim,|         |
|GERMANY. CLICK HERE FOR WEDDING RECORD|         |
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 See immigration note below. |                   |
 Swore oath of allegiance to |                   |
 the British Crown on 17     |                   |
 August 1733 (Source:        |                   |
 Pennsylania German Pioneers,|                   |
 Volume 1, 1727-1775 pages   |                   |
 107-112 by Ralph B.         |                   |
 Strassburger 1934). Listed  |                   |
 as a foot soldier in the    |                   |
 company commanded by Capt.  |                   |
 Lewis Stephens who was      |                   | 
 discharged in a list of     |                   |
 Frederick Co., VA, soliders |                   |
 in the French and Indian    |                   |
 War. (Reference)            |                   |
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                            Lawrence      +  Margaret  Copenhaver    |      
 Lawrence Snapp arrived in     Snapp         Stephens     |          |
 America in Philadelphia       +----------+---------+     +--+-------+
 on 17 August 1733 aboard      |b. 1723   |1725-1801|        |
 the ship "Samuel" Hugh        |Mulhausen,|         |        |
 Perry, Master to Phila., PA.  |Alsace,   |         |        |
 He, his father, & brother     |GERMANY   |         |        |
 John Snapp, Jr., were         |d. May    |m. approx|        |
 naturalized 5 Nov. 1746       | 1782 in  |1745 in  |        |
 in Winchester, VA.            |Shenandoah|Frederick|        |
 Lawrence was a captain of     |County, VA|County,VA|        |
 Dunmore County, Virginia,     +----------+---------+        | 
 Militia in the Revolutionary             |                  | 
 War. He was also an elder in             |                  |
 St. Paul's Lutheran Church               |                  |
 in Strasburg, Virginia. Owned            |                  |
 at least one slave named Hannah.         |                  |
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                                        Peter        Catherine   
                                        Snapp   +    Copenhaver  
Peter Snapp was on the       (b. 1754 at Frederick   (b. 16 Jan. 1763)
muster list of Alexander      County, Virginia)      (d. 23 July 1846 at 
Machir's Militia Company     (d. Dec. 1789 in         Shenandoah Co., VA--
from Strasburg District       Shenandoah Co., VA)     Funk Cemetery, 
of Shenandoah County, VA,    (m. 11 March 1782)       Fishers Hill, VA)  
during the Revolutionary War.