The first record of Adam Voltz/Foltz (the name was later standardized to Fultz) in York County was a tax list of 1765, the year there is a record of a birth of his first son (probably), Johan George. His first wife was Elizabeth - possibly Neu or Kaltrider according to the York Heritage Society.
Adam was taxed in Manheim Township by 1772. He warranted 60 acres 3/18/1775. He was a private in George Hoovers Revolutionary War battalion, mustered in Codorus Township in 1776, and a member of Capt John Shearer's Co, 5th battallion York 1780 (PA Archives series 6 vol 11 or 2 - 525, 609, 660, 678, 691). Don Howard (email@example.com)has entered the Sons of the American Revolution on the Adam Fultz line.
Adam married a second time, to an Anna Maria, by about 1781. In 1783 he was taxed on 7 inhabitants, 60 acres, 4 cattle, 1 horse, 1 house, 1 outhouse. He appears in 1784, 1785, 1786, 1787 and 1790 census. The last appearance in Codorus Township of York County was in 1792 when he was listed with two horses, two cows, 70 acres, and an oilmill. Adam had moved to Cumberland County (now Perry) by 1809, according to the History of Perry County, Wheatfield Township (page 81): "land between Pine Hill and Sherman Creek was patented by Samuel Funk in 1805. He soon sold it to John Minich who sold it to Adam Fultz in 1809."
1810 Census of Cumberland County, Rye Township, page 13;
Adam Fultz, male 0 - 15 = 2, males 15 and up = 3, females = 2.
Henry Fultz, male 0 - 15 = 1, males 15 and up = 1, females = 2.
Adam Foltz died in 1816 in Rye Township - his burial place is unknown.WILL OF ADAM FOLTZ
Last Will and Testament, Adam Fultz deceased
In the name of God I Adam Fultz of Rye Township in the County of Cumberland and State of Pennsylvania being weak in body but of sound mind ... do make and publish this my last will and testament ...
Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary one Cow one bed bedstead and bedding of her own choice one chest and one spinning wheel and such part of my dwelling house as may contain herself and property during her life and her thirds of all rents issues or profits yearly that shall be produced yielded or gained on my Real Estate to be paid to her by my two sons Daniel and William or their assigns.
Item I give and Bequeath unto my son George my account of twenty five pounds five shillings which he owes me the payment of which he is hereby discharged.
Item I give and bequeath unto my son John the sum of twenty five pounds to be paid to him four years after my decease by my two sons Daniel & William
Item I give and bequeath unto my son Henry two dollars to be paid as soon as convenient after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eve Dehove [Dehoff] the sum of twenty five pounds to be paid to her one year after my decease by my sons Daniel and William
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Caty Fultz twenty five pounds to be paid to her two years after my decease by my two sons Daniel and William
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susanah Fultz the sum of fifty pounds the one half of which is to be paid to her three years after my decease and the remainder to be paid four years after my decease by my two sons Daniel and William
Item I give and bequeath unto my two sons Daniel and William all my real estate situate in the township of Repaforce [?] said containing one hundred acres
Item I give and bequeath to my son Daniel on mare now two years old one rifle gun and the bus & soaps that he now claimes
I also give and bequeath unto son William all my Smith & Carpenter & Cooper tools
I further order and allow all the remainder of my goods ... to be sold and the moneys arising to be equally divided between Daniel and William
Daniel and William Fultz executors.
Signed June 14 1816
Witnesses Alexander Rodgers and John Swisher
Proved 29 July 1816
Johannes Foltz was the son of Adam Foltz of Codorus Township in York and his birth is recorded at St. Jacob's (Stone) Union Church: Johannes Voltz of Adam and Elisabeth, born October 13, 1771. (Adam Foltz was in the Revolutionary War and patented 60 acres of land in Codorus, but nothing else is known of him or his wife.)
John Foltz first appears in the 1798 general assessment: John Felts in the North Hundred on 2 acres, in a hewed log dwelling house, 2 story, 18x16. He was a single man. If there is a a deed for these two acres, either bought or sold, I cannot find it in Baltimore or Frederick deed indexes.
John's marriage to Annamaria must have taken place between 21 June 1801, when "Conrad Heilmann, wife An. Mar., and An. Mar. Heilmann, single" took communion, and 11 Oct 1801, when "Conrad Heilmann, wife An. Mar, John Foltz, wife An. Mar." and "Cathr Folzin, single" took communion. Catharine Elisabetha Foltz, John's sister, was born October 10, 1777; she is several times listed as an unmarried congregant at Zion Church.
John's tombstone indicates he had only two children. They were my ancestor, Anna Mary "Polly" Foltz, who married Michael Wilson, and Sarah Foltz, who married Michael D. G. Pfeiffer of Adams County.
In Bachman Valley Church records, John and Anna Maria Foltz sponsor the birth of Anna Margarethe Hauser, d/o Friedrich and Catharine Hauser, 25 Oct 1803. Another daughter of Friedrich and Catharine, Susannah, later marries Polly Fultz's brother-in-law Henry Wilson.
John Fultz is in the 1804 tax list on part of Gotham and Hockstadt. In 1813 tax list I found Frederick Heiser and Conrad Heileman on same, but not John. In a deed dated 1807, John is described as being "of Washington County," perhaps a red herring.
A card at the York Heritage Trust indicates that this John Foltz was in the War of 1812 - his family must have applied for burial assistance - but no pension record has been found. After the war, John Foltz was relatively prosperous; the 1823 Assessment records for Baltimore County Elec. Dist 3 shows John Fultz with 194 Acres, part Hogstead and Gotham (lands of his father-in-law Conrod), $60 of improvements, one slave; in 1833 there were $200 improvements, 1 male slave, 4 horses 12 cattle 8 hogs total wealth $2,428. By 1837 there were $380 of improvements.
John Foltz died at 66 years 3 days on Oct 16 1837 and is buried at St David's in Manheim.WILL OF JOHN FOLTZ SR.Anna Mary lived on until 1867; she lived with her grandson John Fultz Jr.
[Condensed.] In the name of God Amen. I John Foltz of Carroll County in the State of Maryland ... desire that my Executors sell all my Interest in Two parcels of land called Hockstadt containing one hundred and thirty six and a half acres, and also the piece of parcel of land called Gotham containing fifty seven and a half acres of land, being the land whereon I now am dwelling lying in Carroll county and state of Maryland, and also all my real and personal estate to remain in the possession of my beloved wife Ann Mary Foltz so long as she shall remain my widow, and [after her death or remarriage] the property to be sold and distributed -
I desire that my Executor pay out of the money that shall arise out and from the sale aforesaid unto my daughter Sarah lawfully allied to Michael D. G. Pfeiffer the one third part of the money and should there be an account produced by the said Michael D. G. Pfeiffer against the Estate or against any of my Executors for any charge for Medicin it is my desire that my Executors thereinafter named only to pay unto my daughter Sarah five dollars out of the money as aforesaid.
I desire that my Executors hereinafter named to pay unto my daughter Ann Mary lawfully allied to Michael Wilson the one third part of the money arising out and from the property as aforesaid to be sold, and if an account will be brought by the aforesaid Anne Mary or by her husband Michael Wilson five dollars shall be paid to them.
I desire that my Executors hereinafter named to pay unto my Grandson by the name of John Foltz the son of my daughter Ann Mary now lawfully allied to Michael Wilson aforesaid the one third part of the money that shall arise out and from all my real and personal Estate. And Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint Phillip Gore and John Foltz the son of my daughter Ann Mary lawfully allied to Michael Wilson aforesaid to be Executor of this my Last Will and Testament - in Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eighth day of April 1837. John Foltz. Witnesses - Jacob Gitt; George Weaver, of H; James Marshall
On the 6th day of November 1837 came Ann Mary Foltz and made oath on the Holy Evangely of Almighty God that the foregoing Instrument of writing is the true whole last will and testament of John Foltz late of Carroll County deceased that hath come to her hand and profession that she received the same from George Weaver of H, with whome the same had been lodged by the Testator ... Test., John Baumgartner, Register ...
The Last Will and Testament of Anna Mary Foltz.
Abstracted. In the name of God I Ann Mary Foltz, widow of John Fultz deceased of [Carroll] County in the State of Maryland, being weak of body but of sound and disposing mind -
Give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah intermarried with a certain Michael D. G. Phieffer the sum of eight hundred dollars to be paid to her or her heirs in the following manner To wit
Whereas I hold eight notes or single bills against my grandson John Foltz bearing date on the eighteenth day of February 1859 and payable as follows: ... which said notes altogether to the sum of sixteen hundred dollars. The first note that may become due two hundred dollars to be paid to my daughter Sarah or her heirs. The second note that may become due two hundred dollars to be paid to my grandaughters to be divided equally between them share and share alike, namely, Lydia Ann Elizabeth Lootz and Izadora Grimm and their heirs. The third note that may become due two hundred dollars to be paid to my duaghter sarah or her hairs, the fourth note that may become due two hundred (etc) I give and bequeath unto my grandson John Foltz all the grain growing of every description on the plantation that I have sold and conveyed to him the said John Fultz by dead bearing date the eighteenth day of February 1859, and all the hay straw and Manure and all the grain that may be unthrashed at the time of my death.
All the rest residue and remainder of my Estate of whatsoever kind I may die seized and possessed of to be sold by my Executor, Notes Bonds accounts to be collected and money arising from each sale ... to be divided as follows, To wit: one third part to my daughter Sarah intermarried with Michael D. G. Pfeiffer, one third part thereof to my grandson John Foltz and one third part thereof to my two granddaughters Lydia Ann Elizabeth Lootz and Izadora Grimm to be equally divided between them, share and share alike.
And lastly I do hereby appoint my grandson John Foltz to be sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament... In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my name and affixed my seal this Twenty Sixth day of Feburary in the year of our Lord 1859. In the presence of Michael Sullivan; Uriah B. Sullivan; John Frantz. On the Fourth of February 1867 before the Orphans Court for Carroll County came Uriah B. Sullivan ... that he with Michael Sullivan (since dead) and John Krantz (who is absent) subscribed their respective names as witnesses.
Descendants of Adam Voltz Foltz
Generation No. 1
1. Adam Voltz1 Foltz. He married (1) Elizabeth Neu or Kaltreuter [Voltz]. He married (2) Anna Maria [Foltz].
Children of Adam Foltz and Elizabeth [Voltz] are:
2 i. Johan Georg2 Foltz, born December 29, 1765.
+ 3 ii. John Foltz, born October 13, 1771 in Stone Church, Codorus, York; died October 16, 1837 in St David's, West Manheim, York.
4 iii. Elisabetha Foltz, born July 03, 1774.
+ 5 iv. Catharine Elisabetha Foltz, born October 10, 1777 in Frederick Md?; died April 1854 in Carroll County MD.
Children of Adam Foltz and Anna [Foltz] are:
6 i. Johan Heinrich2 Foltz, born September 04, 1782.
7 ii. Wilhelm Foltz, born June 05, 1794.
Generation No. 2
3. John2 Foltz (Adam Voltz1) was born October 13, 1771 in Stone Church, Codorus, York, and died October 16, 1837 in St David's, West Manheim, York. He married Anna Maria Heilman Abt. 1801 in Baltimore County, Maryland, daughter of Conrad Heilman and Anna Sabel.
Children of John Foltz and Anna Heilman are:
+ 8 i. Annamaria Polly3 Fultz, born November 25, 1803 in Maryland; died January 23, 1855 in St David's, West Manheim, York.
+ 9 ii. Sarah Salome Fultz, born 1803 in Maryland; died February 16, 1879 in New Oxford.
5. Catharine Elisabetha2 Foltz (Adam Voltz1) was born October 10, 1777 in Frederick Md?, and died April 1854 in Carroll County MD. She married Friederick Heiser Abt. 1802.
Children of Catharine Foltz and Friederick Heiser are:
+ 10 i. George3 Heiser, born November 28, 1798; died July 15, 1838 in Sherman's, West Manheim Twp York Co..
11 ii. Jacob Heiser, born June 21, 1800.
12 iii. Johannes Hauser, born March 05, 1802.
13 iv. Anne Marie Hauser, born October 25, 1803.
14 v. Catherine Heiser, born Abt. 1806. She married Mr Baum.
+ 15 vi. Susanna Heiser, born May 21, 1806; died January 24, 1891 in Sherman's, West Manheim Twp York Co..
16 vii. David Heiser, born January 12, 1808; died November 17, 1859 in Sherman's, York, Pennsylvania. He married Sally [Heiser].
17 viii. Henrich Hauser, born November 28, 1810.
18 ix. Peter Heiser, born January 11, 1813. He married Rebecca [Heiser].
19 x. Barbara Heiser, born Abt. 1805; died Bef. 1838. She married Henry Mathias.
+ 20 xi. Sarah Heiser, born Abt. 1804; died Bef. February 1847 in Carroll County MD.
Generation No. 3
8. Annamaria Polly3 Fultz (John2 Foltz, Adam Voltz1) was born November 25, 1803 in Maryland, and died January 23, 1855 in St David's, West Manheim, York. She married (2) Michael Wilson Abt. 1830, son of () Wilson.
Child of Annamaria Polly Fultz is:
21 i. John Jr.4 Fultz, born June 25, 1822 in Maryland; died September 20, 1899 in Manchester Cem, Carroll County MD. He married (1) Christiana S. [Fultz] Abt. 1845. He married (2) Mary Ann [Pannebaker] March 27, 1865 in Carroll County MD.
Children of Annamaria Fultz and Michael Wilson are:
22 i. Isadora4 Wilson, born June 10, 1838 in Zion Church, Manchester, Carroll Cty MD; died March 02, 1924 in Christ Lutheran, Trenton, Hampstead, Carroll County, MD. She married William Grim October 21, 1855 in St Matthew's, Hanover, York, PA.
23 ii. Lydia A. Elizabeth Wilson, born August 12, 1836; died Bef. 1872. She married Lewis H. Loats Abt. 1858.
9. Sarah Salome3 Fultz (John2 Foltz, Adam Voltz1) was born 1803 in Maryland, and died February 16, 1879 in New Oxford. She married Michael D. G. Dr. Pfeiffer Abt. 1826, son of Jacob Pfeiffer and Rahel [Pfeiffer].
Children of Sarah Fultz and Michael Pfeiffer are:
24 i. Theda4 Pfeiffer, born 1826.
25 ii. Louisa Pfeiffer, born 1830.
26 iii. John Quincy Adams Pfeiffer, born 1841.
27 iv. Thaddeus Stevens Pfeiffer, born 1841 in June 4, 1864; died June 04, 1864.
28 v. Henry Pfeiffer, born 1843.
29 vi. Anna M. Pfeiffer, born 1847.
10. George3 Heiser (Catharine Elisabetha2 Foltz, Adam Voltz1) was born November 28, 1798, and died July 15, 1838 in Sherman's, West Manheim Twp York Co.. He married Catharine [Heiser] Abt. 1820.
Children of George Heiser and Catharine [Heiser] are:
30 i. George Frederick4 Heiser, born November 20, 1836; died May 12, 1838 in St David's, West Manheim, York.
31 ii. Levi S. Heiser, born June 05, 1823; died May 08, 1825 in St David's, West Manheim, York.
32 iii. Elizabeth Heiser, born October 17, 1835; died November 21, 1850 in St David's, West Manheim, York.
15. Susanna3 Heiser (Catharine Elisabetha2 Foltz, Adam Voltz1) was born May 21, 1806, and died January 24, 1891 in Sherman's, West Manheim Twp York Co.. She married Henry Wilson Abt. 1830, son of () Wilson.
Children of Susanna Heiser and Henry Wilson are:
33 i. Mary Ann4 Wilson, born 1831.
34 ii. Joseph Wilson, born November 16, 1832 in Maryland; died August 30, 1897 in Sherman's, West Manheim Twp York Co.. He married Catherine Ann Fuhrman May 11, 1862.
35 iii. Abraham Wilson, born August 11, 1834 in Maryland; died October 27, 1874 in Lazarus Lutheran, Lineboro, Carroll, MD. He married Rachel Buser.
36 iv. Ephraim Wilson, born March 11, 1838 in Hanover PA St Matthews Ev Lutheran church. He married Mary Ann [Wilson].
37 v. Rebecca Wilson, born April 07, 1839; died January 27, 1909 in St David's, West Manheim, York. She married Edmond Henry Sterner January 25, 1863 in Carroll County MD.
38 vi. William Wilson, born 1841.
39 vii. Serepta Wilson, born July 15, 1848 in Sherman's, West Manheim Twp York Co.; died July 25, 1924 in Sherman's, West Manheim Twp York Co.. She married Rufus Feeser August 20, 1865.
20. Sarah3 Heiser (Catharine Elisabetha2 Foltz, Adam Voltz1) was born Abt. 1804, and died Bef. February 1847 in Carroll County MD. She married Mr Foreman.
Child of Sarah Heiser and Mr Foreman is:
40 i. Henry4 Foreman.
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