Johann Peter Puterbaugh, Sr.

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Johann Peter Puterbaugh, Sr.

Also Known As: "Johan Petter Puterbaugh"
Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Eschwege, Hesse, Germany
Death: September 30, 1800 (54-62)
Indiana, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Johann Thiel Puterbaugh; Johann Thiel Puterbaugh and Mary Catherine Puterbaugh
Husband of Elizabeth Buterbaugh and Elizabeth Puterbaugh
Father of Elizabeth Puterbaugh (Butterbaugh); Dr. William S. S. Buterbaugh, Sr.; Joseph Buterbaugh, Sr; Peter Butterbaugh; John Puterbaugh and 3 others
Brother of George Puterbaugh-Butterbaugh, Sr.

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About Johann Peter Puterbaugh, Sr.

From information provided by Wilbur Linder and Geoff Puterbaugh

George and his older brother, Johann Peter Puterbaugh Sr., came from Germany or

Holland in 1752. They are probably descended from Germans who lived in

Schwarzenau (Westphalia) Germany. The church they belonged to, the Church

of The Brethren, was founded in Schwarzenau in 1708. The original Brethren

lived in Schwarzenau for 12 years under the protection of Count Edward (?)

of Wittgenstein. In 1720, the Count died and the Brethren fled to Holland

and later to Philadelphia. Seventeen kilometers from Schwarzenau is a

town called Puterbach. There is another town in Westphalia by that name


George's brother, Johann Peter, signed an oath required of all German immigrants

in 1752. George did not because he was under 16. George later signed on

September 1768 as George Pooderbach. He lived in Frederick County,

Maryland until 1783 when be began buying land in Franklin County, PA.

In 1786 he moved there with some of his children. At the time of his

death he was a very wealthy man for a man of his time. Many Puterbaughs

have followed and helped establish German Baptist (Dunkard) congregations.

Many Puterbaughs were teachers and preachers.

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Johann Peter Puterbaugh, Sr.'s Timeline

Eschwege, Hesse, Germany
Age 17
March 23, 1761
Age 19
Fredrick, Maryland, United States
Age 24
Frederick, MD, USA
Age 30
Frederick, Maryland, USA
Age 32
Frederick, Maryland, USA
Age 34
Frederick, Maryland, USA
December 25, 1778
Age 36
Frederick, Frederick County, MD, USA