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  1. Adam Horine: Birth: 11 Jan 1753 in New Hanover Twp., Montgomery, Pennsylvania. Death: 1831 in Hagerstown,Washington,Maryland

  2. Magdalena Elizabeth Horine: Birth: 2 Feb 1754.

  3. Susanna Horine: Birth: ABT 1757.

  4. Judith Horine: Birth: ABT 1760 in Middletown Valley,Frederick,Maryland. Death: 12 Aug 1831 in Fallowfield,Washington,Pennsylvania

  5. Catharina Horine: Birth: 1 Jan 1762.

  6. Anna Maria Horine: Birth: ABT 1765.

  7. Johan Tobias Horine: Birth: 12 Jan 1766 in Mill Creek,Middletown Valley,Frederick, Maryland. Death: 10 Aug 1841 in Myersville,Frederick,Maryland

  8. Samuel Horine: Birth: 2 Feb 1769. Death: ABT 4 Jul 1830 in Bardstown,Nelson,Kentucky

  9. Elizabeth Horine: Birth: 12 Aug 1771 in ,Frederick,Maryland. Death: 23 Apr 1848

a. Note:   e 1 of 5 Johan Tobias Horine (1725-1773) Written & Researched by John D, Barrett Last Modified 12/23/2001 14:18:55 Generation No. 6 Ancestral line: Al Jerg Horein | B1 Jacob Horein | C8 George Horein |D1 Johannes Horein | E3 Hans Adam Hohrein Fl Tobias Horine was born May 05,1725 in Grantschein, Wurttemburg, Germany, and died before October 1773 in Middletown Valley, Frederick County, MD. He married Elizabeth Possert, September 24, 1751 in Falckner's Swamp, New Hanover, PA (Now Gilbertsville, PA), daughter of Jurg Possert. Nine children. Tobias Horine was born in Grantschen, Wurttemburg, Germany and baptized in Flein near Heilbron on May 7, 1725, son of Hans Adam and Anna Catherine Horain. Hans and Catherine lived and are buried in Grantschen. The first Horein recorded in America was Leonhard who arrived in Philadelphia in 1747 aboard the ship "Restauration" from Rotterdam, by way of Leith, and captained by James Hall. At this time no connection between Leonhard and Tobias has been uncovered. The "Passengers and Immigration List Index" lists Tobias Horein as having reported to the Court House in Philadelphia as having been "imported" Tuesday, November 17, 1749, aboard the ship "Dragon" from Rotterdam, by way of Portsmouth, England. The ship was captained by Daniel Nicholas. The list of 244 persons was Palatines, Wurtembergers, and Alsatians. He was able to sign his name on this and other documents. According to D. V. Russell's' "Genealogy of Western Maryland", Tobias Horine married Elizabeth Poussert, daughter of Jurg Possert, at Falckner Swamp Church near (New) Hanover, PA, (now Gilbertsville, Montgomery County) September 24, 1751 He was called Johann Tobias Haarin in the record of the time. Elizabeth was confirmed there before the congregation on 8 April 1750 at age 16. Tobias and Elizabeth had at least one child there prior to moving to Maryland. D. V. Russell states that a will on file (at Flein, Heilbron, Orphans Court #318) of Tobias' father, Adam Horain, was written because Adam wanted an exception of distribution as was required by the laws of the times. The document was written 9 November 1769, "wherein Hans Adam Hohrein, calling himself citizen and commoner, stated that he wanted his estate divided equally among his wife and the children of both his first and second marriages. He mentioned first the daughter of his first marriage Mary Magdalena, now the wife of Johan Friedrich Eberle, who had received her portion already. Next he dealt with Tobias Hohrein, the only living son of his first marriage, who is still living. Tobias against his fathers wishes, in his 17th year before the age of majority, left home, which not only insulted his father but deprived him in those years when he could have been of some benefit to his father. The children of the second marriage, conversely, had lent him a hand and helped him increase his fortune. He therefore ordered that Tobias, instead of his inheritance he should have by law of both real and personal property, have only 300 Guldin (florin, equal to about 25 pounds) and that his inheritance be divided equally among the children of both marriages, excluding the second wife. But if Tobias were to come back or send a power of attorney, then the other children would share proportionately from the balance." He stated further that by German law, a father had the right to give more to one child than the others, provided the second wife did not benefit by such action, a law to protect the children of a first marriage. This will does not name the second wife or the other children. A codicil was attached February 19, 1772. Madame Hohrein summoned town officials to his sick bed to confirm his will. Adam stated that the 300 Guldin would only be given if Tobias came for it. The will was witnessed and signed by the same officials, Christian Jacob Schmid, a magistrate; T J. Rudolph Meisert, land commissioner and Jorg Baltas Munzig, judge. This will opens a mystery of where Tobias was after leaving his father at age 17 and arriving in Philadelphia at about age 24. He first appeared in Frederick County records when a deed was recorded on May 1,1754 (E.423) for a property containing 81 acres, and called "Johnson's Delight". This property was purchased from Thomas Johnson* and his wife Mary for seventeen pound, seventeen shillings, and seven pence. This property was located on the south side of Mill Creek between Middletown and Harmony, then called Beallsville, on Hollow Road. He bought 303 acres on November 10, 1761 and applied for a patent; the land was re surveyed on April 1, 1762 and was found to contain only 58 acres clear of earlier surveys, and therefore added 245 acres of contiguous vacant land in two pieces; the certificate was for 303 acres in Conococheague Manor and renamed Schin Talir Gutt. A patent was issued May 24,1764. (This is also recorded in the book "Settlers of Maryland 1679-1783 by Peter Wilson Coldham" 303 Acres, references being BC27/281; BC 31/132). A discrepancy was also corrected by deed from Thomas Johnson to Tobias dated November 28, 1769 when Tobias paid him 20 pounds for a deficiency of 31 acres in the original 81 acre tract. Johan Tobias Horine, 1725-1773 Page 2 of 5 Other land transactions by Tobias I were as follows: M.316 Tobias and Elizabeth sold to Abraham Hedges and Joseph Hedges 10 acres, part of "Schin Talir Gutt", June 10,1769 M.368 Tobias bought from John Johnson; James Flemming; Thomas Welch, the husband of Elizabeth, deceased; Ann and Hannah, daughters and co-heirs of John Johnson, late of Frederick County, 9 acres land and singular buildings, tract called "Knauss Disappointment", August 9,1769 M.596 Bought from Thomas Johnson, Sr.* of Frederick County and Province of Maryland, part of tract called "Johnson's Delight" which was reduced into one entire tract called "Johnson's' Lain", containing 21 acres of land with all buildings, etc., November 28,1769 There is no mention of Mary Johnson in this transaction. N.592 Bought from Thomas Johnson of Frederick County, two tracts or parcels of land; one called "Johnson's Lain", containing 81 acres of land; and also a port of the same tract called " Johnson's Lain" containing 25 acres of land, January 22,1772. P. 53 At the request of Thomas Johnson the following deed was recorded December 25,1771 to wit: This indenture made the 20th day of December 1771 between Tobias Horine of Frederick County of the one part and Thomas Johnson of the same county of the other part Witness that the said Tobias Horine sold unto the said Thomas Johnson a certain tract of land also a part of a tract colled "Schin Talir Gutt" containing twenty acres of land also a part of a tract called "Johnson's Lain" containing eighty-one acres. No wife of Tobias Horine is mentioned in this deed. The map of "Schin Talir Gutt". surveyed in 1762. is shown as located between Routes U.S. 40 and 70, the eastern most point is the Johnson Family Graveyard off of Route #40. The property continues west of Gambrills State Park to a point south and west of #40 south of Harmony. "WMG" lists Tobias as a witness to the will of Jacob Stayley on 6 June 1764. He, George Nogel and Deeter Bowert signed as witness. Deed was translated to English by Michael Trisler. He took communion at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Frederick May 3, 1767 and was naturalized at Annapolis May 7, 1767 in a group consisting of Adam Deetz, William House, David Stadelmyer. John Michael Wittmyer, all Germans of Frederick County. Witnesses were Tobias Reissner and Rudolph Crecelius. A notation dated June 12, 1770 coupling his name with Peter Wedel of Conegetschick appeared in a German newspaper published in Philadelphia. Tobias' son, Tobias II, married Peter Wedels' daughter. Tobias Horein, farmer, made his will August 14.1773, when very sick. He left his three sons Adam, Tobias, and Samuel 150 pounds each at age 21, the money to be lent out at interest until then. One month after his death, all movable, except what was necessary to maintain his family were to be sold at public auction, being this sale; and the mill to be properly finished, and if any money remained, to be distributed evenly among his children: Adam, Tobias, Samuel, Magdellen, Susanna, Catharine, Judith, Mary, and Elizabeth when of age. Wife Elizabeth and Adam industrious sober honest manner to his mother; if not (in the opinion of the executor), he was to be dispossessed. At the end of nine years, the mill and 20 acres adjoining were to be publicly sold and of the remainder of the plantation, one third to go to wife Elizabeth and the rest divided among the children, reserving 150 pounds for the sons. "If there is or may be or will be any estate by my father Adam Herein of Flein near Heilbron, Germany, left to me." to be divided equally. Johan Tobias Horine, 1725-1773 Page 3 of 5 Tobias (II) and Samuel were to be sent to on English School and instructed until they knew the Rule of Three, (?) and the daughters to be sent to Dutch (probably Deutsch) schools until they could read Dutch perfectly, the schooling to be paid by his wife and Adam out of profit of the plantation. If any children died, his or her share would be divided equally. Wife was to have her share of the moveables. Michael Troutman of Frederick County to be executor. /s/ Tobias Horein. Witnesses were Thomas Johnson, William Lyons, and Hugh Kelly; acknowledged and probated October 30, 1773. Descending Jacob's Ladder, a genealogy history of the Troutman family by Thomas L. Troutman 1993, reports that John Michael Troutman (1739-1814) a large Kentucky land owner, administered Tobias estate in Frederick County. The inventory was taken November 20, 1773 by Thomas Johnson and George Bril and signed by Elizabeth Horine (by mark), it included 1 wagon, 4 wagon wheels, 2 horses and tack, 2 colts, 2 steers, several cows, 10 sheep, 10 geese, 6 shoots (?), 3 sows, wearing apparel, household goods, farming implements, beehives, windmill, a Bible and psalm book, a conk shell, total 168 pounds,10 shillings, 5 pence. The inventory was attested to February 10, 1774. The executor filed his accounts November 8,1774, which showed a balance of 204 pounds, 7 shillings, 7 1/2 pence. Charles Hedges witnessed. Adam sold the 303 acre property October 10, 1786 to Michael Troutman for 55 pounds. Troutman must have had other powers as executor, on March 20 1783 he sold 73 acres of Schin Talir Gutt to Henry Staley, and on August 20,1783 he had 40 acres of the tract re surveyed under the name "Troutmans Delight". One wonders if these sales were known by the heirs. On November 22, 1793, while living in Bullitt County, Kentucky, he gave his friend Joseph Swearingen power of attorney and in May 1796 sold Troutmans Delight, with other land to Jacob Staley. This property would eventually return to the Horine family. Baptismal records of Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church lists the following births and baptisms of some of the children of Tobias and Elizabeth.(All names are spelled as they are in the variousrecords.) Page 102: 2. Magdalena Elis. Haarnin, dau of Tobias, born 2 February; baptized 2 Jun2 1754; sponsor Magdalen., wife of Leonhard Hoffman. Page 102 5. Johan Tobias Horein, son of Tobias and Elisabeth, born 15 January 1766; sponsor & 159: Tobias Reisner and wife Susanna. Page 102: 8. Elisabeth Haarein, dau. of Tobias and Elisabeth, born 12 August, baptized 13 September 1771; sponsors, parents. The number in front of each name above was their order of birth within the family. The following was copied from administrative records of wills in county records: Tobias HORINE deceased Michael TROUTMAN executor. 2/3 of 8 years rent of a still the widow having renounced the will of deceased claiming her thirds of rent. Sale of mill land. More About Johan Tobias Horein: • Immigrated October 17, 1749, Philadelphia, PA aboard ship "Dragon" from England ▪ Went to area which is now Montgomery County, PA on arrival ▪ First in Middletown Valley at Mill Creek, between Harmony & Middletown in 1754 ▪ Bought first property, 81 acres called " Johnson's Delight" from Thomas Johnson ▪ Applied for patent 11/10/1761 for 303 acres, named "Schin Talir Gutt" ▪ Made will 8/14/1773 when very ill. • Took communion at Evangelical Lutheran, Fredrick 5/3/1767 • Naturalized at Annapolis 5/7/1767 with A. Deetz, W. House, D. Stadlemyer, J. M. • Naturalization witnesses; Tobias Reisner, R. Crecelius • Connected with Peter Weddel of Congetschick in Phila German paper. Johan Tobias Horine, 1725-1773 Page 4 of 5 ▪ Ship left Rotterdam via Portsmouth England, Capt D. Nicholas More About Elizabeth Possert: • she confirmed at Falkners Swamp Church, New Hanover, (Mont) PA 4/8/1750 Children of Johan Tobias Horein and Elizabeth Possert are: G 1 Adam Horine, born January 11,1753 in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, PA., died 1831 in Hagerstown, MD. Married Elizabeth Wollenschlager on April 19, 1774 in Frederick, MD. Elizabeth was the daughter of Nicholas Wollenschlaeger. G 2 Magdalena Elizabeth Horine, born February 2,1754; married Valentine Wolfslager. She was confirmed on December 5, 1772 at Evangelical Luthern in Frederick City, MD. G 3 Susanna Horine, born co. 1757; married Henrich Schroeder on September 20, 1778. G 4 Judith Horine, born Abt. 1762 in Middletown Valley, Frederick County, MD; died August 12,1831 in Fallowfield Township, Washington County, PA. She married Henry Furnier April 12, 1784 in Frederick County, MD. G 5 Catharina Horine, born January 01,1762. She married Conrad Schroeder January 01, 1782, son of Michael Schroeder. G 6 Anna Maria Horine, born Abt. 1765. She married Johan Peter Martz October 26,1785, (he was called Mertz, she was called Haarein). G 7 Johan Tobias Horine II born January 12, 1766 in Mill Creek, Middletown Valley, MD., died August 10, 1841, in Myersville, MD.; (1) Rebecca Weddel, daughter of Peter Weddel and Eva, and (2) Catherine Summers, daughter of Valentine Summers and Julianna Schreyack. G 8 Elizabeth Horine, born ca. 1768, died April 23, 1848; married Johanned Jacob Summers, son of Valentine Summers and Julianna Schreynck. G 9 Samuel Horine, born February 2, 1769, died ca. July 4, 1830, in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky; married Mary Magdalena "Polly" Hahn at Bardstown, Kentucky on March 23, 1794 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky. NOTES * I often wondered if there is a connection here between Thomas Johnson, Esq.; first governor of Maryland, lifelong friend and business associate of George Washington, who saved his command of the Colonial Army; member of the Continental Congress, and one of the first Justices of the Supreme Court. He and his family had extensive land holdings in the area; particularly at Catoctin Furnace and Mill Creek, which is the area in question. However, he didn't acquire his property until 1760 and did not move to Frederick permanently until 1761. During this era it was not unusual for people to acquire large land tracts in distant areas for investment only. However, Donna Valley Russell, in Vol 1., No.3 "WMG" pretty much clears that up by proving there was another Thomas Johnson in the area far earlier than the founding patriot. ** The Samuel reported by Darla Jones may have been related to another line as Court House records indicate this Samuel is definitely the son of Tobias and Elizabeth. *** "WMG" date of Adams son, John H. (Johan Heinrich) Horine, birth differ with church records which gives his birth (9 Apr 1775) and baptism (11 Jun 1775). "Schildknechts, Vol II" reports that an Adam Horine immigrated from the city of Hyne, near Heilbrun, on the Neckar River, and settled in the Middletown Valley. Although I long thought it was his brother, his father's will indicates he had no brother, so the Adam in question must have been his son. Sources: The preceding genealogy research data was obtained from many sources. Most biographical sketches were extracted from Donna Valley Russell's Western Maryland Genealogy and William's and McKinsey's History of Frederick County Maryland, Volume I and II. Other sources were: Scharfs History of Western Maryland; A History of Carrollton Manor; Census records 1790-1890; Various court records. (As indicated); Newspaper clippings, (as Indicated); Monocacy and Cotocotin, Vol I & II, C. E. Schildknecht; "Names in Stone"; Church records of Zion Lutheran, Middletown, MD; Church records Evangelical Lutheran, Frederick, MD; Although I did not use foot notes in this report, I have tried to cite my sources where possible. Early on, when I began this search, it was a project I did for my own curiosity and I therefore was lackadaisical in my note keeping, not meaning to disseminate this information to others. Where possible I have corrected this oversight and have updated from time to time. There are some discrepancies between some information I have obtained and data supplied by others. Most of these are minor and concern dates and ages. There are some incidences where there is confusion about Tobias Horine I and Tobias Horine II as being the first Horine in Western Maryland, I hope this will clarify that, as most of my records are from published public records of the day. Most spelling in this report is entered as they were listed in the various documents, however, I'm sure there are a few "typos" that I apologize for. If any errors are discovered in this paper, I would appreciated being advised of same, so it may be corrected . Note: I am currently gathering information on the following early families of Frederick County who were connected to the Horines by marriage: Routzahn, Dutrow, Summers, Bowlus, Merkle, Doub, and Shanks. If you wish, I will send them on completion. JDB April 19. 1997 The Horine Family History is a compilation of information gathered over the past 60+ years by Mr Paul G Horine. Darla (Horine) Jones, John David Barrett, Eric T. Davis, Karen Montgomery, and many other contributors. Horine Family History Home Page | Tree Outline of Horine Generations On 21 Dec, 1793, (W.R. 12-168) Tobias Horine and Jacob bought for 500 pounds from Jacob Keller, Jacob Weddel, (executor of the estate of William Humbert ) and Michael Humbert a tract called "Humbert's Resurvey" adjoining "The Mistaken Friend" property, being 301 acres; they also bought at the same time a contiguous piece of 4 acres called "Second Chance Improved"; witnesses were Jacob Young and George Murdock. On Sep. 23, 1796 Jacob Summers sold to Tobias his undivided half of the parcel for 316 pounds; witnesses were the same as above. On August 30, 1811, Tobias entered a petition to have this parcel resurveyed and renamed "The year of plenty"; the warrant was issued March 17, 1814. The patent book indicates that a parcel of 54 acres called "Pigsty" was part of the tract; This had been surveyed for Samuel Arnold on October 11, 1751 and adjoined "The Mistaken Friend".
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