Sunday, October 3, 2010

German Neighbors in 1724

2. Johann Ludwig Wiltz started the New Orleans branch of the Wiltz family and was not in the 1724 census. He was from Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany. He was born in 1711 And wrote his name as Wilsz. He would have been about 13 years old when the census was taken and was probably one of the unnamed orphans. He was known as Louis.

3. Johann Katzenberger was an engage in 1722. He was from Heidelberg, Germany. He married Christine "de Viceloque", who was from Wiesloch, near Heidelberg. The last name was changed to Gasbergue. He lived in Gentilly, about 1 and 1/2 miles from New Orleans, had 8 arpents of land and an engage.

4. Simon Berlinger from Blaubayern in Wurtemberg lived next door and also owned 8 arpents of land. He was first married to Cath. Rode and had one son. Cath. was the widow of Jacob Herkomm, who had died "aux Allemands".  In 1725 Simon married Elise Flick of Baden, whose first husband, Joseph Ziegler, died in L'Orient. Simon and his family later moved to the German Coast. 

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