Hans Welker Genealogy

Record modified: 2017-08-05
This is my direct ancestor 8 generations back.

 / Johannes Welker
 / Hans Welker|
|  \
Hans George Welker |
|  / Matheus Werner
 \ Margaretha Werner |
 \ Barbara (unknown)

Born: 1697-02-06 Heidelberg, Baden, Wurttemberg Germany
Died: 1782-03-08 Perkiomen, Philadelphia C, Pennsylvania USA
1. 1722-06-09 Anna Margaretha Zimmerman

Children of Hans Welker and Anna Zimmerman:
Dietrich Welker b. 1728-00-00
George Welker b. 1729-11-14
*Michael Welker b. 1731-00-00
Maria Susanna Welker b. 1731-08-17
Margaret Welker b. 1736-00-00
Johannes Welker b. 1741-08-30
Jacob Welker b. 1746-03-27


came to America on ship "William & Mary" 1727-09-18
Occupation: Miller.
according to this page
he and his wife are buried in the Welcker plot of the old cemetery at New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, New Goshenhoppen, PA. The web page gives his name as John, so maybe he Americanized it after he arrived.
one ancestry.com board message says that the Welker name is a variation on Völker
The marriages of his children Susanna, Dietrich, and Michael are in the shown in the records of the New Goshenhoppen Reformed Church, p 301.
His first wife was Anna Maria Fabian. They were married 1721-02-18, and she died 1721-12-12.
parents from genforum message 144, citing Annette Kunselman Burgert's EIGHTEENTH CENTURY EMIGRANTS FROM GERMAN-SPEAKING LANDS TO NORTH AMERICA, Vol. I: The Northern Kraichgau (Pennsylvania German Society: Breinigsville, 1983), p. 392-3:
Apparently he had another son Johann Jacob Welker 1725-12-03. This Jacob must have died young.

There is an article about him in "The Bulletin of the Historical Society of Montgomery County", Vol X No 3 (Oct 1956)
[Note Montgomery Co was formed in 1784 from Philadelphia Co.]

Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801

Upper Hanover township, Philadelphia Co PA
1769: George Welker Sr: 200 acres and Dwelling L23, value 13L 16s; 3 horses, value 2L; 4 cows, value 1L 6s 8p; 4 sheep, value 4s
1774: George Welker: 200 acres and Dwelling 18; value 10L 16s; 1 cow, value 6s 8p
1781: George Welker: 350 acres, tax 7L

[Possibly some of those are his son George, but except for the last one I don't see him being charged any tax. The older George would have been old enough to be exempt, so the first two should be him.]

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