3265. Weidknecht


  1. Hans Weidknecht (ca. 1619–1670) m. Catharina ____ (ca. 1611–1679); Adelshofen, Baden, Germany
  2. Catharina Weidknecht (ca. 1648–1675) m. 1671 Hans Andreas Weidknecht (ca. 1644–1708); Adelshofen, Baden, Germany


The most detailed account of this family is now that of Don Whitnah, Hans Weidknecht and Catharina, <http://user.xmission.com/~whitnahd/HansWeidnecht.html>. This summary, however, does not include all of the relevant information from the parish register of Adelshofen, of which Whitnah gives images and transcripts. In particular, the summary misses the baptism of Hans Weidknecht’s son, Hans Dietrich, whose son, Martin, established the Weidknecht family of Pennsylvania. For more on that family, see Annette Kunselman Burgert, Eighteenth Century Emigrants from German Speaking Lands to North America, vol. 1, The Northern Kraichgau, Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society, vol. 16 (Breinigsville, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1983), 386.

Related surnames

51. Whitenack

Created 2 April 2012; last updated 30 April 2012.
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