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John Holzclau

Also Known As: "John Holtzclaw", "Johannes Holzclau"
Birthplace: Oberfischbach, Nassau-Siegen (now Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
Death: before June 22, 1752
Germantown, Prince William (now Fauquier) County, Virginia
Place of Burial: Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Jacob Holzklau and Anna Margarethe Holtzclaw
Husband of Catherine Holtzclaw
Father of Henry Holtzclaw; Catherine Martin; Mary Bennett; Joseph Holtzclaw; Elizabeth Duncan and 2 others
Brother of Henry Holtzclaw; Ann Elizabeth Fishback; Catherine Darnall; Elizabeth Hanor Miller; Alice Katherine Hitt and 1 other
Half brother of Eve Holtzclaw; Jacob Holtzclaw and Joseph Holtzclaw

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About John Holzclau

Member of the 1714 or First Germanna Colony (child)

Sources: Johanniskirchebuch, Church book at St. John's Church, Oberfischbach, Nassau-Siegen (now Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany). The baptism record for Johannes "John" Holzclau/Holtzclaw was seen and photographed by me on the Germanna Foundation Germany Trip in 2003. Barbara Price, Trustee/Genealogist at the Germanna Foundation

Dr. BC Holtzclaw, Germanna Record No. 5: Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immigrants to Virginia, 1714-1750, (Culpeper, Virginia: The Memorial Foundation of the Germanna Colonies in Virginia, 1964), 261-271.

Genealogy of the Holtzclaw Family 1540-1935, B.C. Holtzclaw, (Richmond, VA: Old Dominion Press, 1936), 15, 53, 54. date of baptism

Barbara Price, Trustee/Genealogist The Germanna Foundation


John Holtzclaw was born circa July 17, 1709 in Oberfischbach, Nassau-Siegen (now Germany) . His parents were Hans Jacob Holtzclaw and Anna Margarethe Holtzclaw (Otterbach).

John married Catherine Holtzclaw (Russell) circa 1730 in Fauquier, Virginia, USA. Together they had the following children:

  1. Catherine Martin (Holtzclaw);
  2. Mary Bennett (Holzclaw);
  3. Elizabeth Ann Duncan (Holtzclaw);
  4. Henry Holtzclaw;
  5. Joseph Holtzclaw;
  6. Benjamin Holtzclaw, Sr.;
  7. Josiah Holtzclaw;

He died between 1750 and 1752 in Germantown, Prince William (now Fauquier) County, Virginia.

Father of:

  • 1. Catherine Holtzclaw, d. Aft 1807
  • 2. Mary Holtzclaw
  • 3. Elizabeth Holtzclaw
  • 4. Henry Holtzclaw, b. Abt 1730, d. Between 1790 and 1800, North Carolina (Age ~ 60 years)
  • 5. Joseph Holtzclaw, b. Between 1735 and 1740, Prince William (now Fauquier) County, Virginia, d. 1786, Fauquier County, Virginia (Age ~ 51 years)
  • 6. Benjamin Holtzclaw, b. Between 1740 and 1745, Fauquier County, Virginia, d. Apr 1826, Lincoln County, Kentucky (Age ~ 86 years)
  • 7. Josiah Holtzclaw, b. Between 1740 and 1750, Fauquier County, Virginia, d. 1816, Fauquier County, Virginia (Age ~ 76 years)

Burial record:

Baptized--July 17,1709 at Oberfishbach Nassau-Siegen, Germany. His father was a school teacher. Married Catherine Russell

1730 Fauquier County ,Va.




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John Holzclau's Timeline

July 17, 1709
Oberfischbach, Nassau-Siegen (now Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)
July 17, 1709
Oberfischbach, Nassau-Siegen (now Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany)
July 17, 1709
Oberfischbach, Germany, Godfather: Johann Otterbach of Truppbach.
July 17, 1709
Oberfischbach, Westfalen, Prussia
July 17, 1709
Oberfischbach, Westfalen, Prussia
July 17, 1709
Oberfischbach, Westfalen, Prussia
November 22, 1711
Age 2
November 22, 1711
Age 2
Oberfischbach, Germany
November 22, 1711
Age 2