12. HANS JACOB HOLZKLAU5,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 was christened on 18 March 1683 in Evangelisch, Siegen, Westfalen, Prussia.5 He immigrated in April 1714 to Germanna, Essex County, Virginia.17 He died on 29 February 1760 in Fauquier County, Virginia.3
Godfather at his baptism was Han Jacob Spiess. Quite possibly Holzclau was named for him, but any familial relationship is unknown.
Jacob was the son of Hans Heinrich Holzklau, baptised March 1646 at St. Nicolai Church, Siegen, Germany. Jacob's mother was Gertrud Solbach. He was apparently the youngest of eleven children. The family has been traced back several generations in Siegen.
Jacob took the position of schoolmaster at Oberfischbach when his older brother died; he was 24. He married the following summer.
Twelve families went first to London to await passage to the colonies; they were there about a year.
The first organized body of Germans who came as permanent settlers to Virginia included Jacob and Margaret his wife and sons John and Henry - April 1714. Settlement was called Germanna (located in Orange County of today) and became the first county seat of Spotsylvania Co in 1722. Came from the principality of Nassau-Siegen (Westphalia) and most were skilled workers in iron. Said to have built the first blast furnace in North America.
Families were John Spillman & wife Mary, Herman Fishback and wife Kathrina, John Henry Huffman and wife Kathrina, Joseph Coons and wife Kathrina and son John, John Fishback and wife Agnes, Jacob Rector and wife Elizabeth and son John, Melchior Brumback and wife Elizabeth, Dillman Weaver and Ann Weaver his mother, Jacob Holtzclaw and wife Margaret and sons John and Henry, John Kemper and wife Alice Kathrina, John Joseph Martin and wife Maria Kathrina, Peter Hitt and wife Elizabeth. Certificates for 100 acres of land issued 30 May 1729. (Holtzclaws recieved 200 acres)
In preparation for the 2011 Germanna Foundation Trip to Germany, [Germanna Foundation First Vice President ] Dr. Katharine Brown and I made plans to conduct research at the Stadtarchiv Siegen, the Siegen City Archives.
...Imagine our surprise when we opened the records from 1711-1715 to find that the last person who had signed up to search them was Emil Flender more than 50 years ago!
Emil Flender conducted extensive research in Germany for Dr. B. C. Holtzclaw when he was preparing his work Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia
...While searching through the records, we found the permissions for several members of the First Colony.
...Another permission that is of interest because of its date is the document for Hans Jacob Holzklau, dated 17 July 1713, just five days after Pastor Haeger “moved this early morning from here [Oberfischbach],” according to the letter that was sent to the Royal Synod from Rev. Friedrich Georg Knabenschuh on 12 July 1713.
From Essex Co VA, Will Book 16, p.180 is the following statement:
The Honable Alex Spotswood His Majesty's Leut. Governour & Commander in Chief of Virginia did put under my command Eleven Labouring men to work in Mines or Quarries at or near Germanna, and we began to work March One Thousand Seven Hundred and 15/16 and so continued til Dec. One Thousand Seven Hundred & Eighteen.
Signed: John Justice Albright
What is subscribed above by the Hofman is true, for I kept the accounts for and was one of the men.
Signed: Jacob Holtsclare
At Court for Essex Co on Tues the 17th May 1720 - Then sworn to be the above named John Justice Albright and Hans Jacob Holsclare & Ordered to be recorded. Capt. W. Beverly, Clerk
Johann Justus Albrecht was the recuiter of the Germans in Nassau-Siegen and came with them to Germanna [he was omitted by B. C. Holtzclaw in his list of settlers]. It is believed the first two years the men labored in clearing land, building houses, and guarding the Virginians against the Indians. They first looked for silver, but found iron and spent approximately two years developing iron mines, but this first group did not build a furnace. They moved to Germantown, 20 miles to the north of Fort Germanna, probably in January of 1719. The above document does confirm that the Germans labored for Gov. Spotswood for four years to pay for part of their passage.
Jacob was naturalized Jul 11, 1722 and the copy is in Deed Book A, p.165 of the records of Spotsylvania County VA. It states "Jacob Holtzclow a native a Nassace-Sieger in Germany having settled and inhabited for several years in the County of Stafford in this Colony and now made application to me for the benefit of Naturalization and before me taken the oaths precribed by Law and subscribed the test." Signed A. Spotswood [Governor of VA]
This application direct to Gov. Spotswood suggests perhaps a measure of friendship between the Gov. and Jacob. This act was one of Spotswood's last official duties. [This naturalization has been reprinted in VA Historical Magazine and Beyond Germanna and is in my files.]
CAVALIERS & PIONEERS: Vol III, p.358: Jacob Hulsclaw. 680 acres of new land in Spotsylvania County in St. George's Parish; on branches of Indian Run in the Little forke of Rappahonnock River; on Major Henry Willis' line. 27 Sep 1729.
Vol IV, p.111. William Tapp, 1000 acres, Orange Co in the Little Fork of the Rappahannock River on the Indian Run adj. Col. William Beverley, Col. Henry Willis, & Jacob Holsclaw. 5 Jun 1736. PB 17, p.102
June 10, 1731. John Fishback and Jackob Holtzclow were two of ten men who applied for 50,000 acres of Land on the "Westerly side of the great Mountains". Their petition was granted by Order of Council provided within two years they bring 50 Families to inhabit said land. The next Order on Oct 21 1731, seems to indicate this grant was assigned to Robert McKay and Jost Hite, but John Fishback did own land on the Shenandoah in 1734 when he left it to his son Frederick Fishback in his will.
Exeuctive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia, Vol. IV [Oct 25, 1721-Oct 28, 1739]
Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys Vol. III 1710-1780
Dunmore, Shenandoah, Culpeper, Prince William, Fauquier & Stafford Counties Peggy Shomo Joyner
p.153 John Dawkins, assignee of George Dawkins of Northumberland. 28 Nov 1728 - 23 May 1729 2375 acres N frk Broad Run of Occaquan, drains of Bull Run & Licking Branch adj Jacob Holtzclaw, Dant Tebbs, Col. Carter. Surv: John Warner
2 Jan 1728 George Dawkins assigned to son John Dawkins.
p.160 Jacob Holtzclaw. No wrt. Surv 27 Oct 1724. 496 acres Broad Run adj William Stone. Surv: Thomas Barber
p.156 John Fishback & John Hoffman & Jacob Holtzclaw. No warrant or survey date. 1805 acres on Licking Run. Surv: Thomas Barber [Grant issued 22 Aug 1724, NN Grant Book A, p.63]
Prince William County
p. 98 John Clarke No wrt; survd 6 Feb 1739 - 12 May 1740 2448 acres br of Goose Creek on Hunger Run adj. John Fishback, Jacob Holtzclaw, Ball. Surv: James Thomas
p. 115 Jacob Holtzclaw. No wrt. Surv 12 Jun 1731. 362 acres Broad Run Mt, br of Goose Creek, adj. Fishback. Surv: John Warner
p.132 William Walker of Stafford Co. 17 Sep 1739 - 7 May 1740 524 acres on Goose Creek & Hunger Run toward Bull Run Mt. Adj. Jacob Holtzclaw, Burgess, Chattin, John Fishback. CC: Jacob Holtzclaw & Tilman Weaver. Surv: Thomas Davies for John Warner
Orange County Road Orders, 1734-1749. Ann Brush Miller. Virginia Highway & Transportation Council; July 1984; Revised 2004.
p.24 22 May 1737, O.S. p. 162
Wm: Russell Gent and Charles Dewet having returned ye Last Courts Order for viewing the road Beverley and Brooks Land to ye pitch of the fork executed it is ordered that the said road be cleared accordingly as they have laid it off and that Charles Duett Colo: Carters negroes Jacob Holtzclaw James Wright John Bridges Richard Bridges Charles ffloyd Amora Day Miles Murphey and Thomas Hooper work on ye said road from the point of ye ffork to ye fork of ye Indian Runn and that John Chissum be the Overseer of that part of ye road & that Colo: Willis.s & Tapps tithables work on ye sd Road from the fork of Indian run to Crooked run and that william Tapp be Surveyor of that precinct of ye road And it is also ordered that Cornelius Mitchell Wm Smith John Washburn Thos: Washburn ffrancis Browning Anthony & Samuel Scott Thos: Corbyn & John Byrk work on ye sd road from Crooked run to Ashley & ffrans: Browns Land at Sherundo under Wm Dunkon overseer for that precinct of ye sd Road. & Thomas
Kenninson James Cannon Richard Covington John Ashley & John Jordan Wm Collins Markham McKensey & John Nicks ordered to Clear the precinct under John Sexton Overseer from Ashleys to Beverley & Brooks.s Land and it is further Ordered that ye sd Overseers clear ye sd Road with ye afd tithables according to Law.
Prince William Co VA
Deed Book Liber A 1731-1732
Deed Book Liber B 1732-1735
Abstracted by June Whitehurst Johnson, 1982
p.22 Bk A, p.318-320 13 Jul 1732 Matthew Morse of Hamilton Parish, Prince William Co to Thomas Thornton of St Mary Whitechappel Parish in Lancaster. Negro man & woman for land in Hamilton 819a On west side of branch of Broad Run, in Col. Carter's line …to Jacob Holtsclaw …corner to William Home.
Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys Vol. III 1710-1780
Dunmore, Shenandoah, Culpeper, Prince William, Fauquier & Stafford Counties Peggy Shomo Joyner
p.164 Matthew Morse. No wrt. Surv 24 Oct 1725 819 acres br of Kettle Run, br of Broad Run adj Col. Carter, Jacob Holtzclaw, William Stone. Surv: Thomas Barber
Deed Abstracts of Prince William Co VA 1740-41
Ruth & Sam Sparacio, 1989
Includes partial Index from Missing DB C [1735-1738 and F [1742-1743]
Additions to DB A
Deed Book E 28 Jul 1740-15 Jan 1741
p.30/p.16-172 23 Mar 1740 Jeremiah Darnal & Catherine his wife of Hamilton Parish to John Wright. 236 acres part of great tract taken up by Waugh Darnall, father to Jeremiah. Wit: Jacob Holtzclaw, George Crump
Catherine Darnal was Jacob's daughter.
Deed Abstracts of Prince William Co VA 1740-41
Ruth & Sam Sparacio, 1989
p.105 Election of Burgesses, 1741
p.106 & 107 Thos. Harrison, Candidate
Henry Harding, John Holtsclaw, Jacob Holtsclaw, Martin Harding
Deed Abstracts of Prince William Co VA 1745-1746 and 1748-1749
Deed Books F, G, H, & K are missing
This is DB I and L.
Ruth & Sam Sparacio, 1989
p.25 DB I, p.108-113 26&27 May 1746 William Bailey to Jacob Holtzclaw for 24£ 197 acres which was by patent granted John Blower of Stafford Co & relapsed by Blower moving out of this Colony and Quit Rents not paid, the same became eschetable. A re-survey granted Wm Bailey who intermarried with the dau and only child of said John Blowers and by him sold to Jacob Holtzclaw. Re-survey dated 9 Sep 1745. Pignut Ridge, corner to Waugh Darnal, his line, corner to Macquire, his line and another of his lines, branch of Broad Run. Signed: William Bailey
Wit: Natha. Chapman, George Gent, John Holtzclaw, William (x) Wood
L&R proved by Gent, Holtzclaw & Wood. Elizabeth Bailey, wife, relinq.
p.27 DB I, p.122-126 20 & 21 Jun 1746 Harmon Kamper & Catherine his wife of Hamilton Parish to Jacob Holtzclaw. 10£. 40 acres on East side Licking Run, part of patent taken up by John Fishback, John Hufman & Jacob Holtzclaw and by them conveyed by deeds to Joseph Counts dec'd and by him bequeathed in his Will to Catherine Kemper, wife of Harmon. Land lies between land of Elizabeth Ricter now Elizabeth Marr and the land of Jacob Holtzclaw. Signed: Harmon (x) Kemper, Catharine (x) Kemper. Wit: James Genn, Jacob Spilman, John Holtzclaw
23 Jun 1746 Ack. Deed of L&R Catherine relinq dower
p.29 DB I, p.127-130 23 Jun 1746 Tilman Weaver & Jacob Holtzclaw of Hamilton Parish to John Wright & Joseph Blackwell for 62# 8sh. Begin Jeremiah Darnals line, along Darnals line, Carters line, German Rolling Road. 208 acres. Signed: Tilman Weaver (German), Jacob Holtzclaw
23 Jun 1746 Ack. By Weaver & Holtzclaw
p.36 DB I, p.158-161 28 Jul 1746 John Rictor & Elizabeth Marr, widow to John Wright & Joseph Blackwell. 60£. parcel on East side of Licking Run where John Rictor now lives, adj land of Jacob Holtzclaw & land which Harmon Fishback sold to John Wright & Joseph Blackwell for use of the Parish for a Glebe, being part of patent taken up by John Fishback, John Hufman & Jacob Holtzclaw & by them conveyed by lease for 99 years to Elizabeth Rictor, now Elizabeth Marr. Signed: John ® Rictor, Elizabeth (x) Marr. Wit: Jacob Spilman, Joseph Thurman
28 Jul 1746 Ack. By John Rictor & Elizabeth Marr. Elizabeth wife of John Rictor, relinq.
p.52 DB I, p.230-233 16 Oct 1746 Herman Fishback to John Wright & Joseph Blackwell, churchwardens of Parish of Hamilton. For 30£. Pursuance of authority given in Indenture Tripartitie dated 7 Feb last between Herman Fishback of 1st part, Peter Hitt of 2nd part and Mary Nae, widow of 3rd part. Parcel near a German Town on East side of Licking Run bet lands which Wright & Blackwell purchased of John Rictor, Elizabeth Marr & Tilman Weaver for a Glebe, containing 50 acres. Signed: Herman Fishback. Wit: Jacob Holtzclaw, Henry Otterback. Ack 27 Oct 1746.
p.74 DB L, p.105-109 24 & 25 Nov 1748 Thomas Stone to Jacob Holtzclaw for 45£. 200a part of tract granted Thomas Stone. Begin Licking Run, Carters line, near Waugh Darnells corner, his line, back line of Stones on Licking Run. Signed: Thos (T) Stone. Wit: John Crump, Thos. Machen, Amry Day 28 Nov 1748 ack by Stone
p.95 DB L, p.204-207 18 & 19 May 1749 John Finney to Solomon Jones. Wit by Jacob Holtzclaw & Charles Morgan Junr
2 Jun 1748
Northern Neck Land Grant, Book F, p.293. Jacob Holtzclaw of Prince William Co. 335 acres in Fairfax Co. surveyed by Jacob Lasswell. On fork of William's Gap Branch, adj George Carter Esq, dec'd. Wit: John Hanby, Jacob Pedrix, Fairfax Manor of Leeds.
Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants; Gertrude E. Grary
Listed on Rent Rolls in Prince William Co VA 1751, and 1753.
Order Book Abstracts of Prince William Co VA 1752-1753
Ruth & Sam Sparacio 1988
Minute Book 1752-1753
p.6 Court held 22 Jun 1752. Present: Thomas Harrison, Richard Blackburn, Robert Wickliff, Richard Kenner, Gent. Justices
L W&T of John Holzclaw dec'd presented by Jacob Holtzclaw, Executor therin named who made Oath. Being proved by oaths of witnesses was admitted to record.
Jacob Holtzclaw & Joseph Hitt acknowledged bond.
Joseph Hitt, Thomas McClanaham, Joseph Duncan & George Neavill orany three to appraise the estate of John Holtclase dec'd which shall be presented to their view and the Executor return an Inventory thereof to the next Court
His will dated Jan 15 1759, was probated in Fauquier Co VA on Feb 29 1760. Holtzclaw web page says will probated in Hamilton Parish, Prince William Co VA.
From the Archives of Germanna_Colonies-L@rootsweb.com:
Jacob Holtzclaw died early in the year 1760, aged 77 years. His second wife,
Catherine, had died between 1754 and 1759 (the date of writing his will). His
will, dated January 15, 1759, was proved in Fauquier County, Virginia,
February 29, 1760.
WILL OF JACOB HOLTZCLAW
In the Name of God Amen. I Jacob Holtzclaw of the Parish of Hamilton and
County of Prince William, being of Perfect sense and memory do make and
ordain this my Last Will and Testament as followeth. Imprimis. I Give and
bequeathe to my son Joseph Holtzclaw three hundred and seventy five acres of
land more or less being the land I bought of Warner Toward. To him and his
Heirs Lawfully begotten of his Body forever and in default of such Heirs to
fall to my son Jacob Holtzclaw and his Heirs forever Lawfully Begotten of his
Item. I Give and bequeathe unto my Son Jacob Holtzclaw and his Heirs forever
Lawfully Begotten of his Body all that tract of Land on Licking Run and
containing Two hundred acres more or less being the Land whereon I now live
including forty acres I bought of Harman Kemper and also that forty acres
bought of Harmon Button, being all the land joining the said Tract.
I Give and Bequeathe to my son Jacob Holtzclaw all that Tract of Land
which I bought of Thomas Barton in Prince William County containing one
Hundred and fifty Acres more or less, to him and his Heirs forever Lawfully
begotten of his Body, only reserving to my son Joseph Holtzclaw the liberty
of taking as much timber off of the said hundred and fifty acres of Land as
he shall have occassion for in Building a Dwelling House for himself.
Item. I Give and Bequeathe to my son Harman and his Heirs forever Lawfully
Begotten of his Body two Hundred acres of land more or less being the Land I
bought of Thos Hone (?) whereon the said Harman now lives. Also I give and
Bequeath to my son Harman Holtzclaw and his Heirs forever one Hundred acres
of Land, being part of a Tract of Land containing three hundred and fifty
seven acres and lying of the Branches of Hungar Run in Prince William County
and hereafter given to my grandsons Henry and Joseph Holtsclaw.
Item. I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Eve Wiley the Wife of Allen Wiley
and her Heirs Lawfully Begotten of her body Three Hundred Acres of Land lying
in Loudon County on Goose Creek Granted to me by Patent in the year one
thousand seven Hundred and fifty. But if my said Daughter Eve should Die
without Heirs Lawfully Begotten of her Body or in Default of such Heirs the
said Land to fall to my son Jacob Holtzclaw and his Heirs forever Lawfully
Begotten of his Body.
Item. I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Alice Katherine Hitt the wife of
Henry Hitt three hundred acres of Land where the said Henry Hitt now lives
being Part of a Tract of Land lying in Culpepper County containing one
thousand three hundred acres and Granted to me by Patent in the year one
thousand seven Hundred and forty eight to her and her Heirs Lawfully Begotten
of her Body forever, and in default of such Heirs to my son Jacob Holtzclaw
and his Heirs forever Lawfully Begotten of his Body.
Item. I Give and Bequeathe to my Daughter Elizabeth Miller the wife of Harman
Miller three Hundred acres of Land whereon the said Harman Miller now lives
being Part of the above said Tract of thirteen Hundred acres, to her and her
Heirs forever Lawfully Begotten of her body and in default of such Heirs to
fall to my son Jacob Holtzclaw and his Heirs Lawfully Begotten of his Body
Item. I Leave to son Henry Holtzclaw two Hundred acres of land whereon he now
lives being part of a Tract of land of 496 acres lying upon Broad Run and
taken up on the year 1724--during his natural Life and at his Death to his
son Jacob Holtzclaw and his Heirs forever Lawfully Begotten of his Body and
in default of such Heirs said Land to fall to my son Jacob Holtzclaw and his
heirs forever Lawfully Begotten.
Item. I Give and Bequeath to my Grandson, Henry Holtzclaw, the son of John
Holtzlcaw, one hundred acres of land lying upon the Branches of Hungar Run,
being Part of a Tract of land containing three hundred and thirty-seven
acres, to him and his Heirs forever.
Item. I Give and Bequeath to my Grandson, Joseph Holtzclaw, the son of John
Holtzclaw, the Remaining Part of the above said Tract of land of 337 acres,
being one hundred and thirty seven acres more or less, to him and his Heirs
Item. I Give and Bequeathe to my Grandson Joseph Darnal, the son of Jere
Darnal, three hundred and thirty five acres of Land lying in Loudon County
near Williamses Gap joining the Land of George Carter, to him and his Heirs
Item. I Give and Bequeathe to my Daughter, Katherine Darnal, the wife of
Jeremiah Darnal, Three Hundred and sixty two acres of land in Prince William
County joining the land of the Heirs of John Fishback, to her and her Heirs
Item. I Give and Bequeathe unto my Son, Joseph Holtzclaw, above mentioned,
one Negro Woman named Nan, one Featherbed and Furniture, one cow and calf,
one Pewter Dish and Bason and two Plates and one Desk.
Item. I Give and Bequeathe to my son, Jacob Holtzclaw, one Negroe Boy named
Anthony, one Featherbed and Furniture one Cloathespress, one cow and Calf,
one Pewter Dish and Bason and two Plates.
Item. I Give to my Daughter, Eve Wiley one Negroe Girl named Cate now in the
Possession of Allen Wiley, Husband to Eve.
Item. I Give and Bequeathe to my Daughter, Alice Katherine Hitt, one Negroe
Boy named Daniel.
Item. I Give and Bequeathe unto my Daughter, Eliz. Miller, one Negroe Boy
named Soloman now in the Possession of Harman Miller, Husband to the said
Item. I Give and Bequeathe to my Son, Harmon Holtzclaw, one Negro Wench named
Sarah now in his Possession.
Item. I Give and Bequeathe to my Son Henry Holtzclaw one Negroe Boy named Ned
now in his Possession.
Item. I Give and Bequeathe unto my Grandson, Jacob Fishback, son of Frederick
Fishback, one Negroe Boy named Toney.
Item. I Give and Bequeathe to my Daughter, Katherine Darnal, one Negroe Man
named Robin, one Feather Bed and Furniture and one warming Pan.
Item. I Give and Bequeathe unto my Grandson, John Fishback, son to Frederick
Fishback, one Hundred and seven acres of land lying in Loudon County on Goose
Creek being the Remaining Part of the Tract of land whereof a Part is Given
to my Daughter Eve Wiley above mentioned, to him and His Heirs forever.
Item. It is my Will and Desire that one Tract of Land containing five hundred
and eleven acres in Augusta County being in two Patents, together with all my
Personal Estate not herein before mentioned be sold at Publick sale by my
Executors hereafter mentioned and the money arising therefrom after paying my
just debts to be Divided between all my Children herein before mentioned.
Item. I Constitute and appoint my Son in law Jeremiah Darnal and my son Jacob
Holtzclaw my Executors to this my Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof
I have here unto set my hand and seal this 15th Day of January Anno Domini
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Nine.
Signed Sealed and Published In the first line of in the presence of this page
was Peter Hitt interlined the word (his mark) (estate) and in the Thomas
Marshall second D the words Henry Kamper (by my Executors here after
mentioned) before assigned as also was the other Interlineations.
(signed) Jacob Holtzclaw
Sealed with Double Headed Eagle Signet
At a court held for Fauquier County the 29th Day of February 1760 this Will
was proved by the oaths of Thomas Marshall and Henry Kamper Witnesses thereto
and was ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Jeremiah Darnall one of
the Extrs herein named who made oath according to law Certificate is granted
him for obtaining aprobat whereof in due Form and Liberty I granted the other
Extr. to join in the probat when he shall think fit.
(signed) Humphrey Brook, Clk
A Copy Test: H. L. Pearson, Clerk
Circuit Court of Fauquier County, Virginia
Will Book 1, Page 10
The heirs of Jacob were not satisfied with the administration of Executor Jeremiah Darnall. Chancery Court Case in Fauquier Co, 1764-005. (Library of Virginia digital collection) Herman Miller and Elizabeth his wife, Jacob Holtzclaw, Joseph Holtzclaw, Henry Hitt and Alice Catherine his wife, Henry Holtzclaw, Herman Holtzclaw, Allen Wiley and Eve his wife, residuary legatees of Jacob Holtzclaw decased, brought suit against Jeremiah Darnall in 1764. Jacob was possessed of considerable estate, both real and personal at his death. In his Last will and Testament he gave many specific legacies especially to one of his daughters, the wife to Jeremiah Darnall and to several of their children. He also left a tract of land to be sold at public sale to be divided among all his children. He appointed Darnall Executor and he was qualified to do so. There was a tract of land in Augusta county that was to be sold and it has not been sold. They felt that Darnall had made personal use of some of the personal estate of Jacob and there were at least five slaves not designated in the Will. Allen Wiley and his wife Eve also sued Darnall, citing a signed note from Jacob, promising to give her 10 pounds and a slave Girl for her service in caring for mother on her deathbed. The slave girl, Cate, seems to have been in their possession, according to the Will - maybe the 10 pounds was not forthcoming.
HANS JACOB HOLZKLAU and ANNA MARGRETH OTTERBACH were married on 7 August 1708 in Evangelisch, Siegen, Westfalen, Prussia.17,18 ANNA MARGRETH OTTERBACH, daughter of HERMANN OTTERBACH and ELIZABETH HEIMBACH, was christened on 1 August 1686 in Evangelisch, Siegen, Westfalen, Prussia.17 She died before 1729.19
In Aug 1729, wife of Jacob Holtzclaw, Catherine, relinquished her dower, so certainly Anna had died.
HANS JACOB HOLZKLAU and ANNA MARGRETH OTTERBACH had the following children:
HANS JACOB HOLZKLAU and Catherine [HOLZKLAU] were married before August 1729 in Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia.3 Catherine [HOLZKLAU] was born (date unknown).
First record of Catherine:
On 13 Aug 1729, Catherine Holtzclaw, Jacob’s wife, released her dower rights for land in Germantown that was deeded to Mary Spilman.
HANS JACOB HOLZKLAU and Catherine [HOLZKLAU] had the following children: