Johannes AEGENDER

Male 1687 - Bef 1758


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  • Name  Johannes AEGENDER 
    Born  1687  Gemeinde Boltigen, Ober-Simmenthal, Canton Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Gemeinde Boltigen in the District of Ober-Simmenthal, Canton Bern, Switzerland
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Bef 23 Apr 1758  Rowan Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Johannes Heinrich Aegender, b. about 1698, Switzerland, d. before 23 Apr 1758, Rowan Co., NC, when Conrad Michel proved the will of John Eckender and qualified as executor.
    Buried  Jordan Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rowan Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I5098  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Family  Margarita,   b. Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1718  Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • probably Switzerland
    Children 
     1. Katherina AEGENDER,   b. Abt 1719, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Henriks AEGENDER,   b. Abt 1721, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Rowan Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Dorothia AEGENDER,   b. Abt 1725, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Anna Kreta AEGENDER,   b. Abt 1726, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >5. Ludwig AEGENDER,   b. Abt 1728, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Aug 1790 and 5 Feb 1791, Sharpsburg, Washington Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Magdelena AEGENDER,   b. Abt 1729, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F24936  Group Sheet

  • Notes 

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      CHECK THE ORIGINAL GEDCOMS FOR THIS MISSING INFORMATION!!!!!
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      ALIA Johannes /Aegendener/, Eigenter

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      Listed in the book NEW WORLD IMMIGRANTS on page 6 as John Eigender who was a passenger on the Brittania and settled in Bucks County.

      Johannes and Margarita Aegendener arrived in Philadelphia, PA, 21 September 1731 aboard the ship "Britannia" sailing from Rotterdam, Holland by way of Cowes England. (Johannes Agender may be found on the passenger list at: http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/pa/1pa/ships/britann.txt) Their names and ages, along with that of their children, were recorded at the landing (but is not on the internet site aforementioned).

      The Britannia's passengers (men, women, and children) averaged 22 years in age. Among the youngest aboard was a 15 day old child and a 5 week old child.

      They settled in Lehigh County, PA. farming on a 300 acre tract of land. Johannes became a naturalized citizen there in 1747. Following the sale of his land he and at least three of his grown children (Henry and 2 daughters) migrated to Rowan County, N.C. Johannes' will is in the North Carolina Archives in Raleigh, N.C. The will is written in German. Research by Dr. Roy A. Agner, Jr. of Rowan County, N.C., states that Johannes and Margarita lived in Switzerland before coming to America. It is believed they were of German heritage. (This is probably based on the microfilmed Power of Attorney found in the NC State Archives--this film is now too illegible to be read)

      Records of his children are in the Jordan Lutheran Church in Lehigh County. He is documented as a baptism sponsor in the Egypt Reformed Church. See: http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/pa/lehigh/church/egyp0001.txt, which shows that Johannes & Margaretha Aegender were sponsors for:
      TRAXEL, Johannes, son of the respectable Peter TRAXEL, church censor of the
      Reformed congregation here, and wife Juliana Catharina TRAXEL; b. -; bap.
      Oct. 26, 1736, by Rev. GOETSCHI; sp. Nicolaus KERN, Johannes EGENDER,
      Margaretha EGENDER.

      Per the Jordan Lutheran Church Record Book 1740-1850, translated by Rev. A.S. Leiby, Johannes and Margaretha Egender were sponsors of Johann Nicklaus Senders, who was born 18 May 1741 and baptized 14 Jun 1741. His parents were Johann & Maria Christina Senders. Others sponsors were Nicklaus & Margaretha Kern.

      Johannes' other son, Ludwig, migrated to Frederick Co (Elizabethtown/Hagerstown), then Washington Co. (Sharpsburg) MD. Ludwig's sons migrated to Rockbridge Co. VA. Additional information, although not completely accurate, is contained in the book "Rockbridge County, Virginia, Heritage Book 1778- 1997", published by the Rockbridge Area Genealogical Society, 1997.

      The surname spelling differs considerably from document to document. The Aegender name can be found as Igender, Igonter, Iginor, Eigenter, Aegener, Aigner, Egener, Egender, Agender, Agner, Egner, Agnor, Aigner, Egnor, etc.

      Concerning Johannes "will":
      A translation of the 1757 will (actually power of attorney) of Johannes AGNDER, supposed to have been recorded in Will Book A, page 2, Rowan County, NC.

      Translated from a photostatic copy of the original, which was hand written in German, by Dr. Frank P. Albright, Director of Museums, Old Salem, Inc. Winston-Salem, NC and Dr. Roy A. Agner, Jr. of Salisbury, NC.

      January 24, 1757

      In the presence of the undersigned acquaintances by signature and in the presence of my children, in as much as I am on my sick bed, I assign to Conrad Michel to collect my rights to my paternal and maternal inheritance out of Switzerland, which inheritance is in Binsaltamen bei__________. Herewith I hand over to the aforementioned Conrad Michel willingly with full power hereafter the business rights, to collect it. Therefore please permit the aforementioned person to take unencumbered my inheritance as the same person to whome the highest authorities in Switzerland entrusted it. Even if I wished to come for it myself my old age would not permit me to come myself. The seventieth year is upon me. To be sure you have written me to come myself but it is impossible. Let Conrad Michel carry it out. That is as good as if I did it myself.

      Johannes Agnder [signature]

      Georg Brunner [signature]
      Conrad Michel [signature]

      Anyone interested in obtaining their own copy directly from the NC State Archives should write a check for $8 (June 1999 pricing -- made payable to North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources) and send a request to:

      Department of Cultural Resources
      Division of Archives and History
      Archives and Records Section
      109 E. Jones Street
      4614 Mail Service Center
      Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4614

      I would include in the request that Archivist Kimberly Andersen Cumber found the record under the spelling AGNDER, Johannes for 1758 in the book: Rowan County Original WIlls, 1743-1900, CR.085.801.1

  • Sources 
    1. [S18762] The Little Bit, newsletter concerning Peter Little.


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