Heinrich Propst (c.1765 - 1808)

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Death: Died in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Cause of death: on his way home during a severe lightning storm was killed while riding his horse
Occupation: Doctor, Medical Doctor
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About Heinrich Propst

http://www.webring.org/l/rd?ring=millerfamilies;id=12;url=http%3A%2F%2Fcampd.tripod.com%2F Dr. Heinrich Propst, MD(?)

In addition, there were some descendants of Johann Michael Propst, the

immigrant, who settled in North Carolina. Dr. Heinrich Propst, MD (not Dr. Henry Propst, DVM), born abt 1750-1755, married Catherine Abendschon in Anson County, and lived later in Cabarrus County. His early life has been somewhat of a mystery, according to a Cabarrus County history. Was he a native of Bad Gandershiem, Germany, or of Pennsylvania, or of Lincoln County, NC? Other records show him as a son of Johann Michael Propst, Jr.; however, the most credible records do not show him there. Walter Eye, in his pedigree register of the Propst family, does not show him anywhere!

GENDEX states that he was born in 1740, in Schwaigern, Wuerttemberg,

Germany, but that may have been the other Dr. Henry Propst, DVM.

At the height of the smallpox epidemic in Cabarrus County, NC, in the

mid-1780s, one Heinrich Propst, physician, is recorded as having treated patients, per Rouse's Cabarrus County history. He practiced medicine in the German community between Coldwater and Buffalo Creeks, but was he really a physician?. A history of Mecklenberg County, NC, reflects this:

 "Epidemic of smallpox in 1780 brought by British and American armies.

Catherine Blackwelder, of Cabarrus, acted as a nurse and no doubt saved many lives by her care and self-sacrifice. Some of those who were the recipients of her attentions paid her, but the money was almost worthless continental currency all the time, so that she never received any adequate compensation for her heroic efforts to save the lives of her friends and neighbors. Henry Propst, of Cabarrus, in 1780, rendered an account against one of neighbors for 'four fisicks and rideing.' He was not a physician, but no doubt had some knowledge of medicine."

Was he a doctor to the Hessian soldiers who took leave of the British

troops at Camden, SC, and settled in Cabarrus County? He was fluent in German, and a successful physician or pseudo-physician. Since he was actively practicing medicine in 1780, he must have been at least 25 years old at that time, so was born sometime before about 1755.

In the spring of 1808, Dr. Propst was called to the home of a sick

friend. The patient was given medical assistance, and then Dr. Propst began the long trip back home by horseback. Not too far from his home, a violent electrical and rain storm forced the rider under the branches of a giant oak tree. A bolt of lightning struck the tree and instantly killed him.

Descendants of Henry (Heinrich) Propst Sr.

http://www.gorowan.com/rowanroots/family_files/propst.html

Generation No. 1

1. DR. HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST1 SR. was born WFT Est. 1736-1765, and died 1808 in Cabarrus Co., NC. He married CATHERINE ABENDSCHON 1785 in Anson Co., NC, daughter of CHRISTIAN ABENDSCHON and ANNA BERINGER. She was born 1757 in Anson Co., NC, and died 1845 in Cabarrus Co., NC.

Notes for DR. HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST SR.:

Dr. Henry Propst, on his way home during a severe lightning storm was killed while riding his horse.

Notes for CATHERINE ABENDSCHON:

Information on Catherine Abendschon was found on FTM CD#6 tree #119.

Children of HENRY SR. and CATHERINE ABENDSCHON are:

2. i. Henry Propst2 Jr., b. 25 Dec 1785, Anson Co., NC; d. 31 Jan 1863, Cabarrus Co., NC.

ii. Daniel Propst, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

iii. Michael Propst, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

iv. John Propst, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

v. Jacob Propst, b. 27 Aug 1797; d. Unknown.

vi. Valentine Propst, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.

vii. Mathias Propst, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.


Generation No. 2

2. HENRY PROPST2 JR. (HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST1 SR.) was born 25 Dec 1785 in Anson Co., NC, and died 31 Jan 1863 in Cabarrus Co., NC. He married MARY CATHERINE CRESS 06 Apr 1808, daughter of TOBIAS CRESS. She was born 04 Dec 1787, and died 02 May 1856.

Children of HENRY JR. and MARY CRESS are:

i. Peter3 Propst, b. 30 Jun 1816; d. Unknown.

ii. Nelson Propst, b. 10 Sep 1818; d. Unknown.

iii. Catherine Propst, b. 22 Apr 1821; d. Unknown.

iv. Henry Monroe Propst, b. 14 Jul 1825; d. Unknown.

v. Rebecca Propst, b. 08 Sep 1825; d. Unknown.

vi. Eli Alexander Propst, b. 25 Jan 1828; d. Unknown.

3. vii. Capt. William Propst, b. 17 Feb 1831; d. 11 Aug 1919, Cabarrus County, NC.


Generation No. 3

3. CAPT. WILLIAM3 PROPST (HENRY PROPST2 JR., HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST1 SR.) was born 17 Feb 1831, and died 11 Aug 1919 in Cabarrus County, NC. He married HENRITTA CAROLINA RITCHIE 02 Jun 1855, daughter of JOHN RITCHIE and CELIA BLACKWELDER. She was born 01 Oct 1834, and died 03 Aug 1920.

Notes for CAPT. WILLIAM PROPST:

2nd. Lt. William Propst served in the Civil War. He enlisted on 7th. July, 1862 in Cabarrus County in Company "F" 57th. NCST. He enlisted when Company F organized in Concord in July 1862. Propst was captured at the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 4, 1863, but was exchanged in time to rejoin his regiment for the Gettysburg campaign. He was shot in the side at Gettysburg and was one of the thousands of wounded Confederates abandoned when the Army of Northern Virginia retreated at the conclusion of the battle. He was imprisioned until exchanged on May 8, 1864. He returned to duty, and was recaptured again at the Battle of Hatcher's Run, Virginia, on February 6, 1865. He was imprisoned at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC., & Fort Delaware, DE. He was released on June 8, 1865, after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

Child of CAPT. PROPST and HENRITTA RITCHIE is:

4. i. Mary Lucretia4 Propst, b. 06 Mar 1857; d. 16 Nov 1889, Concord, NC.


Generation No. 4

4. MARY LUCRETIA4 PROPST (CAPT. WILLIAM3, HENRY PROPST2 JR., HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST1 SR.) was born 06 Mar 1857, and died 16 Nov 1889 in Concord, NC. She married JOHN RICHARD PATTERSON 03 Feb 1876, son of WILLIAM PATTERSON and LAURA SUTHER. He was born 19 Jun 1851, and died 18 Jul 1934 in Concord, NC.

Notes for JOHN RICHARD PATTERSON:

Was appointed Registrar for Ward #3 Concord precinct #12 in 1897. Buried at N3525.367 W08035.570

FOR MORE ON THE "PATTERSON FAMILY" PLEASE LOOK AT

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Children of MARY PROPST and JOHN PATTERSON are:

5. i. Louis Allen Patterson5 Sr., b. 28 Sep 1882, Concord, NC; d. 02 Apr 1962, Concord, NC.

ii. Addie Patterson, b. Unknown; d. Unknown.


Generation No. 5

5. LOUIS ALLEN PATTERSON5 SR. (MARY LUCRETIA4 PROPST, CAPT. WILLIAM3, HENRY PROPST2 JR., HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST1 SR.) was born 28 Sep 1882 in Concord, NC, and died 02 Apr 1962 in Concord, NC. He married EFFIE ESTELLA MICHAEL 05 Mar 1911, daughter of DANIEL MICHAEL and CORNELIA SINK. She was born 14 Oct 1889 in Lexington, NC, and died 04 Nov 1988 in Concord, NC.

Children of LOUIS SR. and EFFIE MICHAEL are:

6. i. Louis Allen Patterson6 Jr., b. 24 Dec 1911, Lexington, NC; d. 06 Mar 1991, Concord, NC.

7. ii. John William Patterson Sr., b. 03 Sep 1914, Concord, NC; d. 22 Jul 1995, Salisbury, NC.

8. iii. Frank Earl Patterson Sr., b. 28 Dec 1918, Concord, NC; d. 28 Nov 2002, Concord, NC.

9. iv. Dorothy Cornelia Patterson, b. Private.

10. v. Mary Lillian Patterson, b. Private.

11. vi. Mildred Ann Patterson, b. Private.


Generation No. 6

6. LOUIS ALLEN PATTERSON6 JR. (LOUIS ALLEN PATTERSON5 SR., MARY LUCRETIA4 PROPST, CAPT. WILLIAM3, HENRY PROPST2 JR., HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST1 SR.) was born 24 Dec 1911 in Lexington, NC, and died 06 Mar 1991 in Concord, NC. He married NAN LEE JUSTICE Private. She was born Private.

Notes for LOUIS ALLEN PATTERSON JR.:

Louis Patterson entered the Army in April 1943. His service was at Camp Barkley, Texas. He left service in July 1943 due to medical problems.

Children of LOUIS JR. and NAN JUSTICE are:

i. Louis Allen7 Patterson III, b. Private; m. (1) Kathy Bollinger, Private; b. Private; m. (2) Winnifred Ruth Farmer, Private; b. Private.

ii. Malinda Jean Patterson, b. Private; m. Robert M. Barbee, Private; b. Private.

iii. Patricia Gail Patterson, b. Private; m. Thomas Mike Johnson, Private; b. Private.

iv. George Michael Patterson, b. Private; m. Janet Troutman, Private; b. Private.

v. Robert Lee Patterson, b. Private; m. Karen Rogers, Private; b. Private.


7. JOHN WILLIAM PATTERSON6 SR. (LOUIS ALLEN PATTERSON5, MARY LUCRETIA4 PROPST, CAPT. WILLIAM3, HENRY PROPST2 JR., HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST1 SR.) was born 03 Sep 1914 in Concord, NC, and died 22 Jul 1995 in Salisbury, NC. He married RUTH RUFTY 10 Jan 1943 in Salisbury, NC, daughter of OLIVER RUFTY and NANNY LEMLY. She was born 29 Aug 1923 in Salisbury, NC, and died 04 May 2005 in Salisbury, NC.

Notes for JOHN WILLIAM PATTERSON SR.:

John Patterson was unable to serve in the military due to medical problems. He did work Wright's Automatic Machine Shop, Durham, NC. They built bomb sights for military aircraft.

Family history at:

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Children of JOHN SR. and RUTH RUFTY are:

i. Mary Harriet7 Patterson, b. Private; m. Robert Calvin Kluttz, Private; b. Private.

ii. John William Patterson Jr., b. Private; m. Cindy Ruth Workman, Private; b. Private.

iii. Daniel Michael Patterson, b. Private; m. Jatana Lynne Smith, Private; b. Private.

iv. Thomas Rufty Patterson Sr., b. Private; m. Carolyn Jane Seay, Private; b. Private.


8. FRANK EARL PATTERSON6 SR. (LOUIS ALLEN PATTERSON5, MARY LUCRETIA4 PROPST, CAPT. WILLIAM3, HENRY PROPST2 JR., HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST1 SR.) was born 28 Dec 1918 in Concord, NC, and died 28 Nov 2002 in Concord, NC. He married RUTH MANN Private. She was born Private.

Notes for FRANK EARL PATTERSON SR.:

Frank Patterson entered the Army in January 1941. Company E, 30th. Division, 119 Infantry. His unit left Boston and landed in South Hampton, England. They visited France, Belgium, Netherlands & Germany. Were in 5 major battles including the Battle of the Bulge. He left service in September 1945.

Children of FRANK SR. and RUTH MANN are:

i. Carol Ann7 Patterson, b. Private; m. Jeffrey Alan Gilbert, Private; b. Private.

ii. Cynthia Ruth Patterson, b. Private; m. Jack Briggman, Private; b. Private.

iii. Frank Earl Patterson Jr., b. Private; m. Susan Brines, Private; b. Private.


9. DOROTHY CORNELIA6 PATTERSON (LOUIS ALLEN PATTERSON5 SR., MARY LUCRETIA4 PROPST, CAPT. WILLIAM3, HENRY PROPST2 JR., HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST1 SR.) was born Private. She married GEORGE BAGBY BRANDON JR. Private, son of GEORGE SR and LILLIAN SUTHER. He was born 29 Jun 1922 in Kannapolis, NC, and died 30 Jun 2001 in Salisbury, NC.

Notes for GEORGE BAGBY BRANDON JR.:

George Brandon entered the Army Air Corp. in March 1943. 93rd. Heavy bomb group. Squad 335 flying B-24's for General Doolittle. Flew 11 missions and shot down on June 11, 1944. He was a navigator. His unit flew to England via Labrador, Iceland and then England. They flew missions all over Europe. He was shot down and spent time in POW camp "Stalag Luft #3 in Sagan, Poland". When Russians got to close they were moved to Moosburg, S. Germany. "Stalag 7A". He left service in September 1945. Returned back to USA at Boston.

Children of DOROTHY PATTERSON and GEORGE JR. are:

i. George Bagby7 Brandon III, b. 23 May 1946, Concord, NC; d. 04 Nov 1949.

ii. Richard Allen Brandon, b. Private; m. Linda Goodnight, Private; b. Private.

iii. Thomas Hall Brandon, b. Private; m. George Ann Culp, Private; b. Private.


10. MARY LILLIAN6 PATTERSON (LOUIS ALLEN PATTERSON5 SR., MARY LUCRETIA4 PROPST, CAPT. WILLIAM3, HENRY PROPST2 JR., HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST1 SR.) was born Private. She married JAMES RUSSELL SHROPSHIRE SR. Private. He was born Private.

Children of MARY PATTERSON and JAMES SR. are:

i. Jo Ann7 Shropshire, b. Private; m. (1) Danny Bost, Private; b. Private; m. (2) James Fletcher Lomax, Private; b. 10 Apr 1942, Concord, NC; d. 19 Mar 1999, Concord, NC.

ii. James Russell Shropshire Jr., b. Private; m. Judith Tarlton, Private; b. Private.

iii. Edward Michael Shropshire, b. 28 Apr 1950, Concord, NC; d. 17 Jul 1973, Folkston, Ga..


11. MILDRED ANN6 PATTERSON (LOUIS ALLEN PATTERSON5 SR., MARY LUCRETIA4 PROPST, CAPT. WILLIAM3, HENRY PROPST2 JR., HENRY (HEINRICH) PROPST1 SR.) was born Private. She married BOYD ARCHIE BIGGERS Private, son of JOHN BIGGERS and ANNIE BOST. He was born Private.

Children of MILDRED PATTERSON and BOYD BIGGERS are:

i. Lou Ann7 Biggers, b. Private; m. Floyd Lee Carter Jr., Private; b. Private.

ii. Janet Lynn Biggers, b. Private; m. (1) Ray Marshall Cook, Private; b. Private; m. (2) Ronald Gold Overcash, Private; b. Private.

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Heinrich Propst's Timeline

1765
1765
1776
1776
- 1783
Age 11
1785
December 25, 1785
Age 20
Anderson County, North Carolina, USA
1785
Age 20
Anson County, North Carolina, USA

found ancestry.com 1/7/2013:
Dr. Propst was a frequent visitor at the home of Christian Avenshine on Coldwater Creek and was entertained by

Catherine. The courtship was followed by marriage in 1785 in the Avenshine home by the Rev. Samuel Suther,

Pastor of Coldwater German Reformed Church, Coldwater Creek. Christian Avenshine let the newlyweds live on

a nearby farm of 80 acres between Coldwater and Buffalo Creeks and there they remained for their entire lives.

Both Henry & Caterina were members of St. John's Lutheran Church, Cabarrus Co., NC.

[ redjet611added this on 10 May 2011]
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/13633362/person/1972805332/media/1?p...

1790
1790
Age 25

1790 - Propst / Propst, Henry
Children: (unproven) Henry (Katey Cress), John (Polly Cress), Elizabeth (Mathias Barnhart)
Fined for swearing unlawfully in Oct 1806 court in Cabarrus County.
Henry was a doctor.

1800: Henry and wife 26-44, 3 males 10-15, 3 males -10, and 1 female -10. Listed next to Michael Pealer, Joseph Russell, Celia Russell, Leonard Barberick, John Gallimore, and John Siklhouse.

Propst, Henry & Katey Cress
Married in Cabarrus Co., bond dated April 6, 1808, bondsman, Tobias Cress.
1810: Henry household consisted of 3 miles 16-25, 1 female 16-25, 1 male -10, and 2 females -10

1797
August 27, 1797
Age 32
1800
September 21, 1800
Age 35
1808
April 18, 1808
Age 43
Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
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