Mary Magdalen Whisenant Lutz

Death unknown
Burial Denver, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 54726847 · View Source
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Philip Peter Visinat with his wife and their two boys left Germany bound for America but arrived after seven months at sea with three children--John Peter Visinant, John Adam Visinant, and an un-baptized infant, Mary Madgdalen, who was born during the sea voyage. The family disembarked the ship "Snow Lowther" at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 14, 1731. Mary Madgdalen was not listed as a passenger. The ship Manifest was made prior to leaving the home port; therefore a child born during the trip is not named as a passenger, nor counted at the destination entry. The first official recognition of the infant was found in the Muddy Creek Lutheran Church recording of her baptism. An entry of her marriage was also found in the Church records.

About 1758 the Peter Whisenant land was sold to Christian Lutz whom Maria Magdalen Whisenant had married in 1747. In early 1760's the Whisenant families migrated South. Maria was the only one of the family remaining in Pennsylvania.

Muddy Creek Cemetery holds many sandstone markers still standing, but illegible. It is assumed that both Magdalen Whisenant Lutz and her husband are buried there. Ancestors of the Lutz family are still members of the Muddy Creek Lutheran Church as shown on the membership roles of the Church in 2002.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Magdalen Whisenant Lutz (1731–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54726847, citing Muddy Creek Cemetery, Denver, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .