He is not yet proven in my tree, but I am placing some information about him here, in the hopes that others may have had better results. I would like to remove him if he is not the correct ADAMS father.
Hans Jacob ADAMS is estimated to be born about 1665, aparently in Schlaitdorf, Wuerttemberg region in what is now south-west Germany. The tip of the red marker on the map above is on Schlaitdorf. Approximately 27km south of Stuttgart, Schlaitdorf is a very small town on the Neckar River. Below the map is the small write-up on Schlaitdorf in the Meyers Gazetteer - a wonderful online resource.
Currently the population is approximately 2,000, but would likely be smaller in the early-mid 1700s, when he and his small family emigrated from Wuerttemberg to Pennsylvania.
I have very little information on the ADAMS family who came from Wurttemberg to Pennsylvania. Several online trees state his wife was Margaret Schäffer - however a marriage record in Wurttemberg only has a Hans Jacob Adams marrying Margaret Schäffer in 1715. Clearly, that date is incompatible with the details of an Anna Barbara ADAMS b. abt 1698 Schlaitdorf, Germany, who was possibly the one who married our immigrant John [Johan] KUHN. At this point, Anna Barbara ____ is a fairly hard brick wall, at least until I find more likely documents and stories. No confirmed parents or siblings.
An important point about the ADAMS family is that for Anna Barbara to marry John [Johan] KUHN, she and her parents would be highly likely to be in the Roman Catholic faith. All of their children, grandchildren, and all down the descendants, the KUHN family are Catholic. In fact, John KUHN, a carpenter, opened his home to Rev. Father Theodore Schneider, the founder of the Goshenhoppen Mission,until he had his own home. John is said to have built - with others of course - the first Chapel at Goshenhoppen [above]. It would be very unusual for a Catholic to marry a Protestant in the early 1700s in Wurttemberg.
Children of Anna Barbara [possibly ADAMS] and John KUHN, all b. in Wurttemberg:
1. Henry/Heinrich, b. abt 1718, d. Aug 22, 1765 Salisbury PA; m. before 1741 Anna Margaret Schmidt in Macungie, PA; 10 children.
2. John George [ancestor], b. abt 1720, d. Jan 1760 Conewago PA; m. Nov 27, 1744 to Catherine RIFFEL in Macungie, PA; 5 children; [Catherine's 2nd husband and had 3 additional children w. him]
3. Eva Mary, b. abt 1722, d. abt 1756; m. Apr 24, 1743 to Philip Schmidt in "John Kuhn's house" Macungie PA; 6 chidlren
4. Joseph/Jost, b. abt 1724, d. 1782 Macungie PA; apparently married with one son, also named John b. abt 1747, no further info found to date.
As you see, I have an extremely limited amount of data about Anna Barbara [possibly ADAMS]. I have seen a note on family files and online trees, that perhaps her name is Ickerode [variant spellings]. Dig, dig, dig.
If these are your ancestors, I am happy to share what little I have on these ancestors. And if there are errors, please do let me know, via calewis at telus dot net, or in the Comments below. I appreciate the opportunity to correct any issues in my family trees.
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