Johannes was born in Leiselheim, Germany in 1684. He was the son of Michael Rothrock (1639-1702). Don't know his mother's name. Marriage to Anna Margaretha Krackel (1690-1731) in Leiselheim, Emmendingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany in 1712. Don't know the name of her parents.
Notes for JOHANNES ROTHROCK:
Johannes Rothrock immigrated to America in 1736 on Ship "Harle" proceeded in 1733 by sons, Phillip Jacob and Johannes. The second arrival of Rothrocks at Philadelphia is recorded in Vol. II, page 154-161, "Pennsylvania German Pioneers", published by the Pennsylvania German Society, a three volume compilation of "Ship Lists". He had 14 children
Year of Census Johannes Rothrock 1733 Philadelphia Co. Pa
1736 [Genealogy.com, LLC WFT Vol. 46, Ed. 1, Tree #2046, Date of Import: Mar 27, 2001]
Broderbund WFT Vol. 40, Ed. 1, Tree #1410, Date of Import: Mar 29, 2001]
Johannes was born in Leiselheim, near Worms and immigrated in 1736 on the HARTE, arriving in Philadelphia on September 1. His two oldest sons Philip Jacob and John had immigrated in 1733, on the ship Mary. The ships passengers do not include his wife Anna Margaretha, leading to believe that she died before he immigrated. There is evidence that she was alive in 1730, however. Phillip, Jacob, John and Johann Georg all retained the Rothrock spelling. Descendants of the younger sons, Ludwig and Andrew (Andreas) are named Roderick, Rodruck, or Rodrick. John's name my have been Johann Jr. Wife? Anna Margaretha may have been his daughter who came over on the Harle with him? Anna Margaretha is listed on the Harle as 19 years old. [Genealogy.com, LLC WFT Vol. 51, Ed. 1, Tree #2205, Date of Import: Mar 31, 2001]
Johannes (1) Rothrock immigrated to America in 1736 with his wife and younger children on the ship Harle. He had sent Phillip Jacob and Johannes, Jr. ahead in 1733 on the ship Mary.
In German Rothrock means "red-coat", Roth being an obsolete form of rot-red. The "h" was silent, and the name was pronounced in Palatine German similar to the English phonetic sound "ROAD-TRUCK", or ROAD-TRICK". The older sons of Johannes kept the Rothrock spelling except John who used Rodrock; Ludwig used Roderick and Andrew used Rotruck,
The complete story may be found in RODERICK GENEALOGY, 2nd Edition, 1999, by David Paul Roderick, Carlsbad, California. The book covers the descendants of Ludwig Roderick and Andrew Rotruck.
Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Ralph B. Strassburger and William J. Hinke, Vol. 1, pp. 130-132; 154-161.
Rothrock Genealogy, 2nd Edition, 1984, Henry Shirley Rothrock
At the courthouse of Philadelphia, September 1, 1736 .
"One hundred fifty-one foreigners from the Palatinate and other places, who, with their families, making in all three hundred eighty=eighty persons, were imported here in the ship Harle, Ralph Harle, master, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes, as by clearance thence, were this day qualified as usual ...Johannes Rothrock... Absence of the name of Johannes wife indicates she had died, either on the voyage, as many did, or before. The younger boys were almost certainly on board the Harle but would not have been registered because of their age (Johann George 15, Ludwig 13).
A census record from the city of Worms: which can be dated to the year 1730 contains the following notice: Johannes Rothrock, born here, 46 years old and Margaretha his wife, 40 years old, have six children;: Phillip Jakob 17 years, Johannes 14 years, Anna Margaretha 12 years, Johann Georg 9 years, Ludwig 7 years, Charitas 3 years.
More About JOHANNES ROTHROCK:
Fact 1: 1689, Johannes began selling property through 1731.5,6
Fact 2: 1733, Stated he was born in Leiselheim, but now lived in Pfeddersheim.7
More About ANNA MARGARETHA UHL:
Date born 2: 1690
Date born 3: 1690, Worms, Germany 7
Died 2: WFT Est. 1732-1783, Germany 7
More About JOHANNES ROTHROCK and ANNA UHL:
Marriage 1: Abt. 1712, Leiselheim, Germany
Marriage 2: 1712, Germany 8,9
Children of JOHANNES ROTHROCK and ANNA UHL are:
2.i. PHILIP JACOB 6 ROTHROCK, b. August 14, 1714, Leiselheim , Germany; d. February 28, 1803, at age 89 in York Co. Pa. ;3.ii. JOHANNES JR. ROTHROCK, b. 1716, Baden, Freiburg, Leiseheim, Germany; d. April 1794, Lower Saucon Twp. Northampton Co. Pa. ;iii. ANNA MARGARETHA ROTHROCK 10,11,12 , b. December 20, 1718, Baden, Freiburg, Leiselheim, Germany; d. Abt. 1757, Pennsylvania; m. JOHN HENRY SCHULTZ, June 27, 1738, Lancaster, Pa; b. August 10, 1711, York County, PA; d. Bef. September 1757, PA. Notes for ANNA MARGARETHA ROTHROCK: [Genealogy.com, LLC WFT Vol. 46, Ed. 1, Tree #2046, Date of Import: Mar 27, 2001] .
Anna came on the Harle with her father Johannes. She was 19 years old. She could have married in Lancaster, PA. [Broderbund WFT Vol. 40, Ed. 1, Tree #1410, Date of Import: Mar 29, 2001] .
From "Forbears Family and Descendants of Henry Rothrock ( son of Joseph Rothrock)
More About ANNA MARGARETHA ROTHROCK:
Fact 1: 1736, Immigrated to US on the Harle.13,14
Notes for JOHN HENRY SCHULTZ:
John and Anna Margaretha had 4 children
More About JOHN SCHULTZ and ANNA ROTHROCK:
Marriage: June 27, 1738, Lancaster, Pa
4. iv. J OHANN GEORGE ROTHROCK, b. 1721, Leiseheim, Germany; d. September 20, 1806, Northampton Co. Pa..5.v. LUDWIG LEWIS RODRUCK, b. 1723, Baden, Freiburg, Leiselheim, Germany; d. 1797, Washington County, Maryland. vi. CHARITAS ROTHROCK, b. 1727, Baden, Freiburg, Leiseheim, Germany. vii. ANDREW ROTHROCK 15, b. July 30, 1730, Baden, Freiburg, Leiselheim, Germany; d. September 1804, Hampshire Co. West Virginia; m. (1) CHRISTINA UNKNOWN; b. 1734, Leiseheim, Germany; m. (2) CATHERINE UNKNOWN; m. (3) EAVE UNKNOWN. Notes for ANDREW ROTHROCK:
[Genealogy.com, LLC WFT Vol. 51, Ed. 1, Tree #2205, Date of Import: Mar 31, 2001]
Andrew farmed first in Frederick County Maryland; then in Hampshire County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Andreas Roadruck had 9 children. Andreas Andrew Rothrock had 3 Wives. Farmer first in Frederick Co. Maryland, then in Hampshire Co of West Virginia. 1st wife Christina, 2nd Catherine and 3rd Eave. Three marriages and 9 children. Name spellings Rotruck, Roderick, etc.
From "Forbears Family and Descendants of Henry Rothrock ( son of Joseph Rothrock").
6. viii. JOHANN GEORG ROTHROCK, b. 1721, Leiselheim , Germany; d. September 20, 1806, Northampton, Co. PA.. ix. CHARITAS RODRUCK/ROTHROCK15, b. 1727, Leiselheim , Germany16,17; d. WFT Est. 1728-182118,19 . Notes for CHARITAS RODRUCK/ROTHROCK:
[Genealogy.com, LLC WFT Vol. 51, Ed. 1, Tree #2205, Date of Import: Mar 31, 2001]
No record in America and it is assumed that she died while crossing the Atlantic Ocean during the three month trip.
More About CHARITAS RODRUCK/ROTHROCK: Fact 1: 1736, Assumed she died on ship Harle.20,21
x. ANDREW OR ANDREAS RODRUCK 22,23, b. July 30, 1730, Leiselheim , Germany 24,25; d. 1804, Hampshire Co. VA 26,27. More About ANDREW OR ANDREAS RODRUCK:
Fact 1: 1736, Immigrated to US on the ship Harle.28,29
Fact 2: Farmed in Frederick Co. MD; then Hampshire Co VA/WV30,31
Fact 3: He had 3 marriages and 9 children.32,33
Rotruck (Rothrock, Roderick) Family article in "The Brethren Encyclopedia" of 1983:
"Most Rothrocks in the USA (including all spellings of the name) are descendants of a family that emigrated from Leiselheim, Germany in 1733 and 1736. The father, Johannes, and two sons, Johannes and Johann Georg, settled in Bucks Co., PA; son Philip Jacob and daughter Margaretha (m. John Schultz) settled in York, PA; and sons Ludwig and Andrew settled in Frederick Co., MD, where Ludwig registered as a Dunker. Generally the diverse spellings of the name (Rotruck, Roderick, etc.) are found in the descendants of Ludwig and Andrew with Rothrock being retained by the descendants of the other lines. Many descendants moved on to West Virginia, North Carolina (where they became Moravians), Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, and other states, generally in Brethren communities. Many Rothrocks intermarried with other Brethren families.
H.S. Rothrock, Rothrock Genealogy, 1684-1978 (1979); Colonial America (1967) 315, 600; New Nation (1976) 18-19..."
Johannes died in 1744 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA. He was 60 years old.
Michel Rothrock (1639 - 1702)
Anna Margaretha Krackel Rothrock (1690 - 1731)*
Ludwig Lewis Rothrock (1723 - 1797)*
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