MARIA ANNA BARBARA [KNAPPENBERGER] EIGNER FAMILY

 

Johan Michael

(1709-1751)

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Maria Anna Barbara

(1742-1801)

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Anna "Christina" (1761-1836)

Johan "Matthias" (1762-?) > 2 Children

Eva (1764-?) > 5 Children

J Henry (1767-1835) > 6 Children

Maria "Catharina" (1769-?)  > 12 Children

Johannes (1771-?) > 6 Children

Conrad (1771-?)

Daniel (1774-1858) > 2 Children

Johan "Peter" (1776-1859) > 2 Children

Elisabeth (1779-1868) > 2 Children

Solomon (1781-?) > 1 Child

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Maria Anna Barbara Knappenberger, daughter of J. Michael Knappenberger and Catharina Heilig, was born 30 October 1742 and christened 7 November 1742 in Six Corner Church (later known as St. Paul Lutheran Church), Red Hill, Montgomery County, PA.  She died 22 January 1801 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton (later Lehigh) County, PA.

 

She married Johan "Mathias"  EIGNER about 1759.  The family name is spelled EIGNER and EGNER in different source materials.  Matthias, son of Johan Mathias Egner and Anna Elisabeth (possibly Redler), was born 2 June 1735 in Lancaster County, PA and died 20 July 1796 in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, PA.  Records for their children were located at the Lehigh Zion Lutheran Church of Lehigh County, PA.

 

 

CHILDREN

 

ANNA "CHRISTINA" EGNER (1761-1836)

Anna  "Christina" Egner (sometimes she is referred to as Anna Catherine Egner) was born 26 February 1761 in Lower Macungie Township, Northampton County, PA  and died 7 September 1835 in Lehigh County, PA.  She married Elias WEAVER (WEBER) about 1782 in Northampton County, PA.  He was born 23 November 1753 in Niefern, Karlsruhe, Baden and is most likely a son of Johann Erhardt Weaver and and Magdalena Hecht.  Elias died 22 October 1839 in Lehigh County, PA.   We have no information of any children to this couple though some sources state that they had three children.

 

 

JOHAN "MATHIAS" EGNER  (1762-?)

Johan "Mathias" Egner (III) was born April 1762 in Northampton County, PA and married Magdalena AUGHSTER about 1785.  Magdalena was born about 1765 in Northampton County, PA.  They had two children.

 

1. Charles Egner was born about 1787 in Northampton County, PA.

 

2. Elizabeth Egner was born about 1789 in Northampton County, PA.  She married Jacob RITTER, son of Johannes Ritter and Mary Elizabeth KECK, about 1810.  Jacob was born 8 December 1785 in Salisbury Township, Northampton County, PA.

 

 

MARIA EVA EGNER (1764-?)

Eva Egner was born 1764 in Upper Milford Township, Northampton County.  She married John Michael WEAVER (WEBER) , son of Johann Erhardt Weaver and Magdalena Hecht, in 1787.  John was born 21 January 1750 in Niefern, Karlsruhe, Baden.  John was the brother of Elias Weaver who married Catherine Egner.  Eva and John had five children that we have information.  However, there is "room" for others in the birth order.

 

1. Solomon Weaver was born 13 March 1788 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.  Solomon seemingly moved to Beaver County, PA by the 1820 census.

 

2. Henry Weaver was born 1794 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.  He married Eva BRINKER, daughter of Conrad Brinker and Catherina Miller, who was born 28 August 1793 in Upper Saucon Township and died 7 May 1864 in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, PA.  They had two sons: Job Weaver (born about 1815) and Enos Weaver (born 24 December 1822 in Lehigh County, PA).

 

3. Charles "Carl" Weaver was born about 1797 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.  He married Susanna WIND who was born about 1797 in PA.  They had two sons:  Andreas "Andrew" Weaver (born 26 march 1822 in Lehigh County, PA) and Ephraim Weaver (born about 1826).

 

4. Mathias Weaver was born 12 December 1798 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.  He married Lydia [maiden name unknown].

 

5. Jacob Weaver was born 1802 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA and died 26 October 1877.

 

It is possible that Eva and John Michael had two more children named Ehrhart and Judith, but this is yet to be proved.

 

 

J. HENRY EGNER (1767-1835)

J. Henry was born 11 February 1767 in Lower Macungie Township, Northampton County, PA and died 11 October 1835 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Catharine SCHNEIDER on 28 January 1798.  Catharine was born 19 January 1780 in Northampton County, PA and died 6 July 1861 in Lehigh County, PA.  This couple had six children.

 

1. Sarah Egner was born 15 November 1798 in Northampton County, PA.  She married Durs RUDY about 1820 in Lehigh County, PA.  Durs was born 28 December 1789 in Switzerland and died 5 February 1850 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

2. Thomas Eigner was born 10 August 1801 in Northampton County, PA and died 23 March 1883 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Hannah WIEDER, daughter of John Adam Wieder, Jr. and Anna Christina Strassburger.  Hannah  was born 7 February 1808 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA and died 27 August 1884  in Lehigh County, PA.  Hannah's full name may have been Anna Joanna Wieder.  This couple is buried at St. Paul's Blue Church in Upper Saucon Township.  They had ten children: John Henry Egner (born 9 November 1827); David Egner (born 13 August 1830); John "Adam" Egner (born 1 February 1832); Mary Egner (born 1834); Daniel Egner (born 8 August 1836) who married Lydia MOHR (born July 1840); Sarah Egner (born 19 March 1839); Amanda Egner (born 26 September 1841); Willoughby Egner (26 January 1844-1863); Charles B. Egner (born 31 October 1845) who married Amanda C.; and Ambrose A. Egner (born 6 November 1851).

 

3. Catherine Egner was born 20 January 1805 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA and died 13 June 1901 in Lehigh County, PA.  She married John HORLACHER about 1825.  John was born about 1797 in PA and died between 1850-1860 in Lehigh County, PA.  They had a daughter: Sarah Horlacher (born June 1827) who married Jacob COOPER.

 

4. Elizabeth Egner was born about 1808 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.  She married Solomon WIEDER, son of John Adam Wieder (II) and Christina Dutt.  Solomon was born 15 October 1806 in Northampton County, PA and died 28 February 1871.  Solomon was previously married to Susanna Shively.  Elizabeth and Solomon had a daughter: Eliza (born 18 November 1837 in Zionsville, PA).

 

5. Esther Egner was born about 1811 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.

 

6. Judith Eigner was born about 1814 in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, PA.

 

 

MARIA "CATHARINA" EGNER (1769-?)

Maria "Catharina" was born 29 March 1769 in Lower Macungie Township, Northampton County, PA.  She married Johan Caspar WIEDER, son of John Adam Wieder and Anna Margaret,  about 1788.  Johan Caspar was born 29 March 1767 in Northampton County, PA and died 23 March 1844 in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, PA.  They had twelve children.

 

1. Maria Wieder was born 8 April 1790 in Northampton County, PA and died 11 October 1850 in Lehigh County, PA.  She married Daniel EBERHARD who was born about 1796 in PA.  They had two children:  Daniel Eberhard (born about 1827) and Sally Ann Eberhard (born about 1829).

 

2. Henry Wieder was born 27 July 1791 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.

 

3. Christina Wieder was born 7 April 1793 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.

 

4. Elisabeth Wieder was born 20 January 1795 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA

 

5. Charles "Carl" Weider was born 19 June 1797 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA and died 13 November 1869 in Fogelsville, Lehigh County, PA.  He married Sarah Matilda KIRSCHNER.  They had a son.

 

a. Elias Wieder (13 February 1840 - 26 February 1934) married Sarah A. SCHULER (born 1845) on 13 November 1869.  Elias and Sarah had 8 children: Mary A. Wieder (born 30 October 1870), Rosa L. Wieder (born 24 February 1872), Charles H. Wieder (see below), Sallie A. Wieder (born 27 October 1875), Katie A. Wieder (born 25 September 1880), Alice C. Wieder (born 17 March 1882), Cora F.Wieder (born 17 October 1884) and Meda E.Wieder (born 6 May 1887).

 

Charles H. Weider was born 17 July 1874 in Lehigh County, PA and died 26 February 1964.  He married Evanna Victoria BREISCH on 23 October 1897.  She was born about 1874 and died 1957.  They had 10 children:  John E. (born about 1898), Emma Sarah (born 1899), Nevin R. (1901-1997), George Richard (1905-1994), Freeman Milton (1907-1994), Elsie May (about 1909-1995), Beulah R. (1910-1999), Lillian V. (1913-1986), William W. (born about 1915), and Pearl L. (born about 1916).

 

6. Lydia Wieder was born 22 May 1798 in Western Salisbury Township, Northampton County, PA.

 

7. Susanna Wieder was born 13 October 1799 in Western Salisbury Township, Northampton County, PA.

 

8. Catherine Wieder was born 12 June 1801 in Northampton County, PA.

 

9. Sarah Wieder was born 2 July 1803 in Northampton County, PA.

 

10. Johannes Wieder was born 28 March 1806 in Northampton County, PA and died 27 December 1841 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Leah who was born 24 September 1804.  They had two sons: Edwin Wider (born about 1836) and Wayne F. Wieder (born 10 June 1838),

 

11. Hannah Wieder was born 24 April 1808 in Northampton County, PA.

 

12. David Wieder was born 18 May 1810 in Northampton County, PA.

 

 

JOHANNES EGNER (1771-?)

Johannes "John" Egner was born 1 July 1771 in Lower Macungie Township , Northampton County, PA.  He married Catharine BOGERT about 1795.  She was born about 1774 in Salisbury Township, Northampton County, PA.   They had six children.

 

1. Jesse Egner was born about 1800 in Northampton County, PA.  He married Esther KOEHLER who was born about 1800.

 

2. Samuel Egner was born about 1802 in Northampton County, PA.  Samuel married Sarah LYNN and had five children.  Samuel later married Theresa STAHLER and had one daughter.

 

a. Henrietta Egner was the child of Samuel and Sarah.  She married William DECH.

 

b. Leah Egner the child of Samuel and Sarah.  She married David ENGELMAN.

 

c. Judith Egner the child of Samuel and Sarah.  She married Jonathan SMITH.

 

d. Anna Egner the child of Samuel and Sarah.  She was born about 1812.  She married David ERDMAN (born about 1812).

 

e. Mary Egner the child of Samuel and Sarah.  She was born about 1816.  She who married Abraham HELLER (born about 1813).

 

f. Angelina Egner the child of Samuel and Theresa.  She was born about 1830.  She married Francis SCHWARTZ (born about 1825).   Angelina and Francis had 3 children: Henrietta, Wilson and Morris.

 

3. Leah Egner was born about 1805 in Northampton County, PA.

 

4. Judith Egner was born about 1808 in Northampton County, PA.

 

5. Anna Egner was born about 1811 in Northampton County, PA.

 

6. Mary Egner was born about 1814 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

 

CONRAD EGNER (1771-?)

Conrad was born 1 July 1771 in Northampton  County, PA.  He was the twin of Johannes.  No further record beyond his christening was found indicating that he perhaps died in childhood.

 

 

DANIEL EGNER (1774-1858)

Daniel Egner was born 29 March 1774 in Lower Macungie Township, Northampton County, PA (later Lehigh County) and died 8 October 1858 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Christina STEININGER about 1795.  She was born 15 March 1772 in Salisbury Township, Northampton County and died 5 February 1829 in Lehigh County, PA.  They had two children.

 

1. Hannah Egner was born 25 April 1806 in Northampton County, PA.  She married Charles KIDD about 1828 in Lehigh County, PA.  Charles was born about 1802 in Northampton County, PA.   They had a son: Charles T. Kidd (born about 1833 in Lehigh County, PA).

 

2. Isaac Egner was born 1810 in Northampton County, PA.  He married Matilda BACHMAN on 9 October 1841 in Lehigh County, PA.  Matilda was born 1820 in Lehigh County, PA and died 23 August 1893 in Emmaus, Lehigh County, PA.  They had two children:  Gideon F. Egner (born 18 September 1843) who married Sarah A. SHIMER and Sarah Anna Egner (born about 1851).

 

 

JOHAN "PETER" EGNER (1776-1859)

Johan "Peter" Egner was born 19 July 1776 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County PA and died in 1859 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Susanna STOUDT about 1800.  She was born 1782 in Northampton County, PA and died about 1850.  This couple had two children.

 

1. David Egner was born 28 July 1804 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.  He married Eliza [maiden name unknown] about 1832 who was born 1807 in Northampton County, PA.  They had 3 sons: Israel Egner (born about 1833), Edwin Egner (born about 1837), William Egner (born about 1840).

 

2. Elizabeth Egner was born 24 July 1807 in Northampton County, PA and died 15 September 1869 in Lehigh County, PA.  Elizabeth married John H. BERND(T) who was born 28 March 1806 and died 10 September 1870 in Lehigh County, PA.  This couple is buried in Emmaus Moravian Cemetery in Lehigh County, PA.  They had two daughters.

 

a. Mary Bernd was born about 1834 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

b. Susanna Bernd was born 4 March 1832 and died 11 May 1876.  She married Maximilian MILLER, Sr. who was born 19 May 1823 in Germany and died 21 June 1900 Lehigh County, PA.  Susanna and Maximilian had 11 children.

 

 

ELISABETH EGNER (1779-1868)

Elisabeth Egner was born 26 January 1779 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA and died 9 January 1868.  She married John HOTTEL about 1810 who was born 23 November 1784 in Northampton County, PA and died 23 December 1870.  John and Elisabeth had two children that we know about.

 

1. Salome Hottel was born 10 October 1811 in Northampton County, PA.

 

2. Samuel Hottel born about 1817 in Northampton County, PA.  He married Sarah [maiden name unknown] who was born about 1820 in PA.  They had 3 children born in Lehigh County, PA: Wilson Hottel (born about 1852), Benneville Hottel (born about 1853) and Helene Hottel (born about 1858).

 

 

SOLOMON EGNER (1781-?)

Solomon Egner was born 22 March 1781 in Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA.  He first married Lydia SCHULER about 1805 who was born about 1783 in Northampton County, PA.  He later married Catherine who was born 1786 in Northampton County, PA.   Solomon moved by 1850 to Wayne Township, Lawrence County, PA.  Solomon and Lydia had a daughter.

 

1. Lydia Egner was born 17 January 1806 in Northampton County, PA.

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Patricia Rumfield Diefenderfer

CHARLES KERCHNER  WHO PROVIDED MUCH OF THE EIGNER/EGNER FAMILY INFORMATION

For more information on the Eigner/Egner family visit Charles Kerchner's website at www.kerchner.com/egner.htm