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 Friedrick Wamboldt

Friedrick Wamboldt

Pfungstadt, Darmstadt-Dieburger Landkreis, Hessen, Germany
Death 13 Feb 1800 (aged 82)
Franconia, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Earlington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 48661875 · View Source
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Another fourth great grandfather I am proud of.

History: Local: CHAPTERS LXXIII - LXXIV: Springfield & Towamencin Townships: Bean's., 1884 History
Frederick Wampole came from Germany in 1744, and purchased from
Abraham Lukens one hundred and fifty acres, on which he resided, and was witness thereon to interesting scenes connected with the Revolution.

Among the township officers of the past, we
find Joseph Smith, constable, in 1767 Frederick Wampole, supervisor, 1773 John Luken,constable, 1774 Garret Gotshalk, assessor and Owen Hughes, collector, in 1776.
Washington made his headquarters at the house of Frederick Wampole, whom we have mentioned as being supervisor, and who in 1773 was rated for two hundred and twenty acres of
land, one servant and four horses. The house was about half a mile north of the meeting-house.
It belonged to J. W. Wampole, Esq., as late as 1856 or the following year. The present owner is
Jacob Detweiler, who took down the old house in 1881 and built a new one in its place.

In his letter to Congress, dated at Peter Wentz's, in Worcester township, four miles distant on the
Skippack road, Washington says: "We moved this morning from the encampment at which we
had been for six or seven days past, and are just arrived at the grounds we occupied before the
action of the 4th. Our motive in coming here is to direct the enemies attention from the fort."

The Rev. Jacob Duche of Philadelphia, through the defeat at Germantown, was induced to write
a letter, on the 8th, to Washington, desiring him now to abandon the cause and stop the further
effusion of blood, and at the head of the army demand from Congress that they make peace. This
letter was delivered to him here on the 15th by a female whom he had induced to deliver it, an undertaking which certainly no sane man of his own free will would have risked. While the camp was here a court of inquiry was ordered and held respecting the conduct of General Wayne
at Paoli, of which Lord Stirling was president.
John Farndon, a private of Colonel Hartley's
regiment, was sentenced, September 25th, to suffer death for desertion to the enemy, and was executed here at noon of the 9th, immediately after the funeral, thus adding additional solemnity to the day, traditions respecting which are still extant in the old families of the neighborhood.

The place of execution, it is said, was on the Lower Salford line, about a quarter of a mile
northeast of where the turnpike crosses the Skippack Creek, the premises being now owned by J.Wampole. Major John White, a resident of Philadelphia and an aid of General Sullivan, was shot dead by a British soldier from a cellar-window in the attempt to fire Chew's house. Lieutenant Mathew Smith, a native of Middlesex County, Va., in the hazardous effort to carry a flag to demand a formal and immediate surrender was killed by a ball within musket-shot of the building. Concerning Colonel Boyd, we have so far failed to secure any other information than
that he and the officers were buried beside each other in the Mennonite graveyard, opposite the called and their names even John F. Watson, the annalist, could not give, though on the monument committee.
The chief authority that Washington made his headquarters at the house of Frederick Wampole rests in the letter of Colonel Henry Laurens to his father, president of
Congress, dated at "Headquarters, Wampole's, October 15, 1777," who was aid-de-camp and private secretary to the commander-in-chief during the whole of this period.

List 47 B] Palatines imported in the Ship St. Andrew Gally, John Stedman,
Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes, as by clearance thence.
Qualified the 26th day of September 1737. (List B): The signers of the Oath
of Allegiance to England
Georg Friedrich Wamboldt

Note of Interest:
One might suppose that since Frederich Wambold and Balthasar Beil both traveled from Germany to America on the same ship, St. Andrews Galley that they remained friends throughout the years and maybe a marriage between their two children came naturally or it may well have been arranged.They may have been friends in Germany since they were neighbors, as Pfungstat, is near Brandau.

Frederick married twice , the mother of his first four children , Frederick Jr., Anna Maria, Abraham and Anna Catherine was Eva Elizabetha, last name unknown, she died in 1754 at the age of 36.
Frederick's second wife was Catherina Magdalena Roth and the mother of his last five children,Maria Eva, Magdalena, Elizabetha,Jacob and Isaac.

Fredericks will:
Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1834
February 7, 1798. February 17, 1800. 2.145
To wife Catharine, 50 pds., household goods, &c. use of small house, clock, case and bible. At her death, clock, case and bible to son Isaac. To wife, 25 pds. yearly. To son Isaac, farm, 150 acres; he paying to exrs. 600 pds. To son Isaac, 50 pds. To daughters: Catharine, Maria, Eve, Magdalena and son Jacob, 250 pds. each. To exrs. 250 pds. in trust for daughter Elizabeth, she to receive interest; at her death principal to be divided among her children. Rem. equally divided among children: Abraham, Mary, Catharine, Maria, Eve, Magdalena, Elizabeth,
Jacob, and Isaac. Execs: Wife Catharine, sons Jacob and Isaac. Wit:
Michael Shoemaker, John Aulthouse.
Research ,bio`by JMB

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