Ancestors of Anna Maria Emig

Generation No. 1

1. Anna Maria Emig, born Jul 6, 1723 in Bas Rhine, France. She was the daughter of 2. Johannes "Hans" Emig and 3. Anna Dorothea Rotter. She married (1) Antonius "Anthony" Coble ABT 1741 in Lancaster Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. He was the son of Johann George Kobel and Maria Barbara Geisler.

Children of Anna Emig and Antonius Coble are:
i. John George Coble, born Jul 15, 1742 in Lancaster Twp., Lancaster, PA; died 1815 in Orange Co., NC; married (1) Margaret Unknown; married (2) Unknown Mintz; married (3) Cathrine Reitzel Apr 12, 1798 in NC.
ii. Maria "Mary" Elizabeth Coble, born Oct 17, 1743 in York Co., PA1; died Dec 18, 1811 in Stokes Co., NC; married Peter Smith ABT 1770.
iii. George Coble, born ABT 1744; died 1774 in NC; married Catherine Unknown.
iv. Eve Coble, born Jun 11, 17462; married Paul "Powell" Pall Glass.
v. Molly "Holly" Coble, born ABT 1748; married Michael Shatterly.
vi. Ludwig Lewis Coble, born ABT 1750; died May 17, 1809 in Guilford Co., NC; married Eve Moretz 1784.
vii. Thorely "Dorothy" Coble, born ABT 1752 in Alamance Co., NC; died Bef 1793 in Guilford Co., NC; married John Jacob Graves 1771.
viii. Nicholas J. Coble, Sr., born May 10, 1754 in Guilford Co., NC; died Mar 14, 1828 in Butler Twp. Montgomery Co., OH; married Margaret Cathrine Moretz 1772 in Guilford Co., NC.
ix. Mary Coble, born ABT 1756 in Guilford Co., NC; married John Sebastion Graves.
x. Barbara Coble, born ABT 1756 in Guilford Co., NC; married Phillip Glass.
xi. Cathrine "Cataren" Coble, born ABT 1758 in Guilford Co., NC; died in Butler Twp. Montgomery Co., OH; married (1) George Cortner; married (2) Daniel Cortner.
xii. David Coble, born ABT 1760 in Guilford Co., NC; died 1827 in Guilford Co., NC; married Phillipina Troxler 1786.

Generation No. 2

2. Johannes "Hans" Emig, born ABT 1690 in Utenhoffen, Bas Rhine, France; died Aft 1762 in Manheim Twp. York Co., PA. He married 3. Anna Dorothea Rotter Nov 21, 1717 in York Co., PA.
3. Anna Dorothea Rotter, born Feb 27, 1691/92 in Utenhoffen, Bas Rhine, France; died Aft 1759 in York Co., PA. She was the daughter of 6. Hans Georg Rotter and 7. Anna Maria Volckel.

Notes Hans was born in the Parish of Gunderhoffen and came to America with his family in 1732 on the ship John and William. He was a nailsmith Journeyman.
See Emerick Family Newsletter No. 47, page 3, Fall 1995. John (Johannes) received two land Warrents, the first was in 1746 in Manchester Twp, Pennsylvania, the second in Manheim Twp, Pennsylvania. In 1749 John Emich, Nailsmith, sold the Manchester Twp land to his son John Emig, Yeoman, or farmer.

Johannes Emich by Barbara K. Nichols.

Uttenhoffen, Gundershoffen Parish, Bas-Rhine, France Johannes Emich married Anna Dorothea Rotter 21 Nov 1717 in Uttenhoffen. He is listed as "of" Uttenhoffen, Occupation Nailsmith.

Uttenhoffen is in the parish of Gundershoffen, Bas Rhine, France, where this event is recorded. The area is north and a little west of Strasbourg and south of the Paletanate region of Germany.

Anna Dorothea Rotter was born 27 Feb 1692 in Uttenhoffen, a legal daughter of Hans Georg Rotter, a citizen of Uttenhoffen, father's name unknown,, and Anna Marie Volckel, legitimate daughter of Dorst Volckel, citizen of Uttenhoffen.

Gundershoffen Lutheran records began in 1682. The births of Hans Georg Rotter and Anna Maria Volckel could not be studied.

The search for Emicks before 1717, in or near Gundershoffen parish, revealed no christening for Johannes. This indicates the Emichs came from another locality. After the defeat of Louis XIV in 1697, many reformed Swiss families came into the area of Gundershoffen to repopulate it. At the time of the emigration this region was German territory. Gundershoffen was under the Counts of Hanau-Lichernberg.

Canton Bern in Switzerland provided the majority of Swiss into the Alsatian territories. Of 441, approximately 400 came from Bern, 14 from Canton Zurich, and a few from other cantons.

Bas-Rhine Families to America in 1732 Aboard Pink John & William

Fourteen families from Northern Bas-Rhine went to Pennsylvania together in 1732 aboard the ship Pink John & William. Johannes Emich knew many of these families as they came from neighboring villages. A few are associated with him in Pennsylvania records.

Johannes was the only one from Uttenhoffen, Niederbronn-less-Baines. Seven families resided at Lemback, Soultz, north and east of Uttenhoffen: Balser Gerlach and wife Maria; Ludwig Hugel; Christian Low, Conrad Low and wife; Anna Gluf Lowein, Philip Lowein, Christian Lowein, Barbara Lowein and Margaret Lowein; Johannes Nagel; Hans Georg Sprecher and wife Catharina Spreakering, Jacob Weber and wife Dorothy (Bever). Two from Langensoultzbach, Woerth: Hans Michael Hoffman & wife Eva Hausman (name listed in error). One family from Windstein, Niederbronn-les-Bains and Langensoultzbach: Lorentz Roser (Laurence Rosier, sick, and Dorothy Rosar). Lastly one from Oberseebach, Wissembourg: Jacob Philip Probst and wife Cathrina Proops, Michael Proops, and Felder Proops. these families are all listed in Annette Kunsellman Burgert's "Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America".

John Emich of York County, PA, took up 100 acres of land in Manheim Township adjoining lands of Samuel Dechtel, Christian Gher and Conrad Loaw. The original warrant was dated 10 May 1752. It indicates the close relationships between former neighbors years later in York Co, PA.

Pink John and William

The ships had a regular period to arrive in America. The emigrants left their German homes in the spring of the year, passed down the Rhine, and were ready to sail in May or June. The ocean voyage, therefore, was usually completed in the last month of summer or early in the autumn.

Most of the ships are recorded as arriving in Philadelphia in August, September and October. The recording of ships' lists started in September, 1727.

Johannes Emich (listed as Hans), wife Dorothea (listed as Dorothy), sons Nicholas, John and Diebold (listed as Jacob) and two daughters (unlisted) left about Jine 16, 1732, in the Pink John & William. The Journey took an unprecedented 17 weeks to Philadelphia, arriving Oct. 19, 1732. The hardships endured are but briefly mentioned in the newspaper account of the ship's arrival in Philadelphia.

What is very unusual about the journey was the taking over of the ship by the passengers dissatisfied with the conditions, deaths by starvation and the length of the voyage. As a result of these conditions, 44 passengers died including the youngest daughter of Johannes and Dorothea, one-year -old Magdalena.

The Pennsylvania Gazette, Oct. 9-19, 1732
No. 203 Custom House, Philadelphia
Entered Inwards Sloop John & William
Constable Tymperton, From Dover. Philadelphia, Oct 19, 1732

"Sunday last arrived here Capt. Tymberton, in 17 weeks from Rotterdam, with 220 Palatines, 44 died in the Passage. About three weeks ago, the Passengers, dissatisfied with the length of the voyage, were so imprudent as to make a Mutiny, and being the stronger Party have ever since had the Government of the Vessel, giving Orders from among themselves to the Captain and Sailors, who were threatened with Death in case of Disobedience. Thus having Sight of Land, they carried the Vessel twice backwards and forwards between our Capes and Virginia, looking for a place to go ashore they knew not where. At length they compelled the Sailors to cast Anchor near Cape May, and five of them took the Boat by force and went ashore from whence they have been five Days coming up by Land to this place, where they found the Ship arrived. Those concerned in taking the Boat are committed to Prison."

One of my Amick (Emich) family traditions states "Three brothers came to Pennsylvania from Germany, a sister started with them but she died and was buried at sea." This seems to be borne out in the passenger list of the John & William in Prof. Daniel Rupp's "Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants to Pennsylvania" and in the "Pennsylvania Gazette" report of Oct. 19, 1732.

Rupp states that the passengers numbered "170 in all." The Gazette reported "220 passengers, 44 died in passage, leaving 176 on arrival." Rupp's list appears to be of those landing in Pennsylvania with no mention of the passengers who died. There is a discrepancy of six passengers between the two sources.

Oath of Allegiance 1727-1775

All males over sixteen years of age were obliged to take this oath and declaration as soon after their arrival as possible, often being marched to the Court House.

"I do solemnly, sincerely and truly acknowledge, profess, testify and declare that King George the Second is the lawful and rightful King of the Realm of Great Brittain and all others his Dominions and Countries. - - - and do declare that I do believe the Person pretending to be Prince of Wales during the Life of late King James --- hath not any right or title whatsoever to the Crown of the Realm of Great Britain - - - I will of my best endeavors and make known to King George the Second and his successors all treasons and traitorous conspiracies which I shall know to be made against him or any of the - - -.

And I do make this Recognition, Acknowledgment, Renunciation and Promise heartily, willingly and trule (sic)."

Qualified Oct. 17, 1732 - - - Hans Emich, foreigner imported in the Ship Pink John & William of Sunderland, Constable Tymperton, Master, from Rotterdam.

References: 1) Parish Rec. Evangelische Kirke, Gundershoffen, Bas-Rhine, France. Marr, 1682-1755, 1717. Same for birth 1692.
2) Annette Kunselman Burgert, "Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America," Camden, Maine, Picton Press, 1993, 1-7
3) Warrant #4734, 10 May 1752, Historical Soc. of York Co., PA.
4) - - - - Young, "Memorial History of Philadelphia"
5) Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, "Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants to Pennsylvania, 1727-1776". Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965, 84-5
6) "The Pennsylvania Gazette", 1731-1735, V2, 134, Oct. 1732, Philadelphia: Printed by B. Franklin at the New Printing Office near the Market. Price 10 S a year.
7) Ralph Strassburger, "Pennsylvania German Pioneers". Baltimore, Gen. Pub. Co., 1966, 104.

Children of Johannes Emig and Anna Rotter are:
i. John George Emig, born Jun 18, 1718 in Bas Rhine, France; died Bef 1721 in Bas Rhine, France.
ii. Nicolaus Emig, born May 24, 1719 in Bas Rhine, France; died 1798 in Randolph Co., NC; married Eva Margaret Rausch 1739 in Lancaster Co., PA.
iii. Joh Georg Emig, born Mar 7, 1720/21 in Bas Rhine, France; died Mar 11, 1721/22 in Bas Rhine, France.
iv. Johannes Emig, born Mar 14, 1721/22 in Bas Rhine, France; died Dec 1786 in York Co., PA Wolf's Church; married Maria Margaret Crentz Dec 15, 1745 in PA.
1 v. Anna Maria Emig, born Jul 6, 1723 in Bas Rhine, France; married Antonius "Anthony" Coble ABT 1741 in Lancaster Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
vi. Johan Daniel Emig, born Feb 6, 1726/27 in Bas Rhine, France; died Jun 11, 1731 in Bas Rhine, France.
vii. Johan Dewald "Dibolt" Emig, born Oct 25, 1728 in Bas Rhine, France; married Susanna Maria Emich ABT 1750 in York Co., PA.
viii. Magdalena Emig, born Sep 28, 1731 in Bas Rhine, France; died 1732 in At sea on ship John and Williams.
ix. Matheus "Mathias" Emig, born Feb 28, 1736/37 in Lancaster Co., PA; died Aft 1791 in Guilford Co., NC; married Anna Margreth Emich Bef 1759.

Generation No. 3

6. Hans Georg Rotter. He married 7. Anna Maria Volckel Bef 1692.
7. Anna Maria Volckel. She was the daughter of 14. Dorst Volckel and 15. Unknown.

Child of Hans Rotter and Anna Volckel is:
3 i. Anna Dorothea Rotter, born Feb 27, 1691/92 in Utenhoffen, Bas Rhine, France; died Aft 1759 in York Co., PA; married Johannes "Hans" Emig Nov 21, 1717 in York Co., PA.

Generation No. 4

14. Dorst Volckel. He married 15. Unknown.
15. Unknown.

Child of Dorst Volckel and Unknown is: 7 i. Anna Maria Volckel, married Hans Georg Rotter Bef 1692.


1. Christ Lutheran KB in York Co., PA
2. Baptism date, Christ Lutheran KB in York Co., PA