From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
Balthasar and Susanna Margaretha Hussong/Hesson/Heson
The information source for Hussong family is from Miles S.
Philbeck's article "The Search for Michael Tanner,"
in the Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County,
Inc., Feb. 1995 (23:1, pp. 1-13).
Balthasar HUSSONG - b. 1713, Germany; d. by Jul. 1774,
Frederick Co., MD. From Limbach, Zweibrucken, Germany, Balthasar
arrived at Philadelphia on Sep. 3, 1739 aboard the 'Friendship.'
His will dated Apr.
5, 1773 and filed for probate Jul. 24, 1774 in Frederick Co.,
MD, provides equal shares for his named children and for "Avoh
[Eva] & Michael Tanner," the two children of his daughter
Eve who died about 1760 as wife of Michael TANNER. Married about
Susanna Margaretha - d. after Nov. 1786, Frederick Co.,
MD. Called Margaret in Balthasar's will. Balthasar and Susanna
were sponsors at the baptism of granddaughters Maria Elizabetha
COBLENTZ (Nov. 1, 1767) and Maria Margaretha COBLENTZ (Mar. 31,
1770) at St. John's Evangelical Luthern Church, Germany Twp.,
York Co., PA. As Susanna Margaret, widow of Balthasar HEISON,
she was sponsor at the baptism of her granddaughter Susanna Margaret
BEARD (Nov. 29, 1786) at Zion Lutheran Church, Middletown, Frederick
Co., MD. Either Balthasar or Susanna (or both) were likely the
sponsors at the baptism of additional grandchildren, but specific
records have not yet been read.
Children of Balthasar and Margaret Hussong
- A daughter - b. about 1735,
prob. at Limbach, Germany; d. about 1760, prob. in Frederick
Co., MD. Married Michael TANNER.
- Wendel - b. Jul. 5, 1737, prob. at Limbach, Germany. Married
Catherine HULL. Son of Wendel and Catherine HUSSONG: Andreas (baptism sponsors "Andreas
Holl and Catharina").
- Juliana (or Ulion) - b. 1742, PA; d. Jan. 12, 1806. Married
Herman COBLENTZ, son of Niclaus COBLENTZ and Anna Catherine ORTH.
Both Juliana and Herman were buried in the Reformed Church Cemetery
at Middletown, Frederick Co., MD. They had been sponsors there
at the baptism of several of their nephews and nieces between
1783 and 1792. Their two eldest children married sons of Jacob
FLLOK and Barbara, and their three younger children married a
son and daughter of Michael CULLER and Eleanor SMITH. Children
of Juliana and Herman COBLENTZ: Maria Elizabetha married Jacob
FLOOK; Maria Margaretha married John FLOOK; Juliana married John
CULLER as his second wife; John Philip married Elizabeth CULLER;
and Anna Maria 'Mary Ann' married John CULLER as his first wife.
- Balthasar - b. 1744, PA; d. 1838. Married Catherine COBLENTZ,
daughter of Niclaus COBLENTZ and Anna Catherine ORTH. Daughter
of Balthsar and Catherine HUSSONG: Margaretha Barbara.
- Elizabeth - b. Feb. 14, 1745; d. Dec. 11, 1824. Married on
Nov. 5, 1764 to Johann Peter COBLENTZ, son of Niclaus COBLENTZ
and Anna Catherine ORTH. Elizabetha was the second wife of Peter.
Both were buried in the Middletown Reformed Cemetery, Frederick
Co., MD. Son of Elizabeth and Peter COBLENTZ: John Philip married.
- Peter - b. about 1747.
- Magdalena - b. Nov. 10, 1750, Adams (formerly York) Co.,
PA; bap. Christ Church, Littlestown, Adams Co., PA. Married about
1769, York Co., PA Peter HELWIG/HELVEY (b. about 1740; d. about
1835, Clark Co., OH), possibly the son of Charles HELWIG. Peter's
will was dated Sep. 2, 1835 in Clark Co., OH. The family had
moved to Shenandoah Co., VA by 1783, and to Montgomery Co., VA
by 1786. In 1819, they were in Clark Co., OH. Children of Magdalena and Peter HELVEY: Johann Frederich
married Nancy CANE; Elizabeth married James FISHER; Louisa Margaretha
married Joseph DAVIS; Magdalena married Garland BRUCE; George
P. (or Peter) married Peggy PRICE; John married first Rebecca
MITCHELL, and second Rachel MARSHALL; Adam married his first
cousin Susannah BEARD; Mary Ann married Samuel S. SPICER; and
Balso (or Balthasar) married Rhoda Jane HELVEY.
- Christina - b. 1753, PA; d. 1820. Married Jacob SELL.
- John - b. about 1756.
- Catherine - b. 1759, PA; d. 1852. Married Barnet (or Bernhard)
BEARD (d, Frederick Co., MD), probably the son of Peter BEARD
(b. about 1733; d. Feb. 14, 1794, Woodsboro, Frederick Co., MD).
Their children were baptised at Christ (German) Reformed Church,
Middletown, Frederick Co., MD between 1783 and 1803. Children of Catherine and Barnet BEARD:
Johannes; Catherine; Abraham; Juliana; Elisabetha; Magdalena,
twin; Peter, twin; and Sara.
- Christina Margaret - b. about 1761. Married about 1784 Samuel
BEARD, probably the son of Peter BEARD (b. about 1733; d. Feb.
14, 1794, Woodsboro, Frederick Co., MD). The baptism of their
daughters Susanna Margaret and Margaret are recorded at Zion
Lutheran Church, Middletown, Frederick Co., MD in 1786 and 1792.
The family moved to Franklin Co., VA by 1810, and to Clark Co.,
OH by 1820. Children if Christina and Samuel BEARD: Susanna Margaret married her first cousin
Adam HELVEY; Margaret; and probably others.