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                              Don Norman




    Hans Martin Wetzel (Weitzel) was born in Germany about 1700. Hans

married Maria Barbara ------- in Germany.  She was born about 1698. The

arrived in Philadelphia, PA September 21, 1731 aboard the ship

"Britannia".  The "Britannia" had sailed from Rotterdam, Holland by

way of Cowes, England with 269 Germans under the leadership of Johann

Bartholmew Reiger. An immigration list gives Hans Martin, age 31, Maria

Barbara, age 33, Hans Martin J., age 6, Nicholas, age 4 and Katherine,

age 3.

    The family may have lived in Lancaster or Chester County PA for a

few years, but by 1739, the were in "the upper German settlement" in MD.

    On June 17, 1739, Hans and Barbara were witnesses of the baptism

of Johann Bernhardt Weinmar's child in Maryland.

    Their first land survey of 100 acres just north of present day

Lewistown, MD was recorded November 25, 1741.  On October 26, 1742, he

assigned the certificate of survey to Handel Barrick.

    On May 28, 1743, Daniel Dulaney assigned the certificate of survey

for a plot called "Wine Garden" to Jacob Bonnett.  Bonnett reassigned

the certificate to Hans the same day.  Hans also received the patent

for "Bonnett's Resolution" in 1743 and sold the same plot to Martin

Wetzel Jr. May 9, 1749.

    Hans was naturalized October 19, 1743.


Children of Hans Martin and Maria Barbara Wetzel.


  2.  (1). Hans Martin Jr.         b.c.     1725

         m.Elizabeth Cromerston


  3.  (2). Nicholas                b.c.     1727

         m.Elizabeth Bonnett Apr 3 1749


  4.  (3). Katherine               b.c.     1728


  5.  (4). John                    b.       1733   d.       1786

         m.Mary Bonnett


  6.  (5). George Henry            b.c.     1735





    Hans Martin Wetzel Jr., a son of Hans Martin and Maria Barbara

Wetzel, was born in Germany about 1725. He married Elizabeth Cromerston.


Known children of Hans Martin Jr. and Elizabeth (cromesrston) Wetzel.


  7.  (1). Johann Jacob            b.Dec 22 1744


  8.  (2). George Michael


  9.  (3). John Friedrich


 10.  (4). Maria Catherine






    John Wetzel, a son of Hans Martin and Maria Barbara Wetzel, was born

in PA in 1733 and was killed by Indians in VA in 1786. He married Mary

Bonnett in MD in 1756. Mary, a daughter of Jacob and Mary Bonnett, was

born in Chester county PA about 1735 and died in VA in June 1805.


Children of John and Mary (Bonnett) Wetzel.


 11.  (1). Martin                  b.       1757   d.Oct  2 1829

         m.Marry Coffield


 12.  (2). Christina               b.c.     1759

         m.Jacob Wolfe


 13.  (3). George                  b.       1761   d.       1833


 14.  (4). Lewis                   b.Aug    1763   d.c.     1808


 15.  (5). Jacob                   b.Sep 16 1765

         m.Ruhama Shepard Dec 8 1795


 16.  (6). Susannah                b.       1767

         m.Nathan Goddrich


 17.  (7). John Jr.                b.       1770

         m.Eleanor Williams




"Hackers Creek Journal" Vol. X Issue 4 pp.172,173,174

Wagoner, Crystal V., "John Waggoner and Margaret (Bonnett) Waggoner",

Heritage Books Inc., Bowie, MD 1995 pp.5,15,16,19,20