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Joseph Wolgamott (Wolbamot)

Also Known As: "Wolgamott", "Wollgemuht", "Wohlgemudt", "Wulgemacht", "Wohlgemut", "Volgamot", "Vulgamore"
Birthplace: Fehraltorf, Pfäffikon District, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Death: January 12, 1775 (58-59)
Frederick County, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Jakob Wohlgemuth; Johan Christof Wohlgemuth; Anna Magdalena Staudt and Anna Magdalena Staudt
Husband of Cathrina Wohlgemuth (Becker)
Father of David Wolgamott; Hester Brandenburg; Joseph Wolgamott; Ann Wolgamott; Elizabeth Meek and 2 others
Brother of John Samuel Wuhlgmacht; Johann Jakob Wohlgemuth; Heinrich "Henry" Wohlgemuth; Katharina Wohlgemuth; Washington G Wuhlgmacht and 10 others

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About Joseph Wolgamott

Arrived at Philadelphia at age 20 on the "Harle" from Rotterdam 9-1-1736 with (presumably his brothers) Abraham;age 22 and Heinrich age 24 or 27 and , possibly another brother, John;b.1719 who would be under age and not required to sign the Oath of Allegiance and abjuration.

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: I Joseph Wolgamot of the county of Frederick and Province of Maryland being weak in Body but of sound Mind and Memory (blessed by God) do this second day of August Dommi Seventeen hundred and seventy four, make and publish this my Last Will and Testament in the manner following ( that is to say) First and principally I recommend my Soul to God that gave it, and my Body to the earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again at the General Resurrection according to the mighty power of God, and as to my wordly Estate with which it has pleased God to bless me I give and bequeath it in the way and manner following.

IMPRIMIS. It is my Will and I do hereby allow that all my Estate both real and personal shall immediately after my Death be justly appraised and the sum arising from that appraisement (after all my just debts is paid and what the law allows Catherine Wolgamot my wife is taken therefrom) to be equally divided in the following manner between my Sons Joseph and David Wolgamot and my Daughters Ann Chambers, Hester Brandenburg, Elizabeth Meek and Sarah Wolgamot giving each of my sons Joseph and David as aforesaid, double as much as each of my daughters aforesaid, and should my Son David, or my Daughter or both of them, die before they are married his her of their part I allow to be equally divided amongst the Survivors aforesaid agreeable to the aforesaid proportion. Secondly, it is my Will and I do hereby allow that Ann Chambers Part shall be continued in the hands of my Executors for the use of her and the said Ann Chambers Children to be equally divided amongst them, and their respective parts to be paid to them as they come of age and for no other purpose. Thirdly, it is my Will and I do hereby allow my sons Joseph and David Wolgamot to hold my Lands betwixt them to be equally divided according to quantity and Quality (that is to say) let so much of the Land most convenient to the new Mill be given with her as will make her equal in value to the Remaining part of my Lands, and they the said Joseph and David to pay my Daughter's portion in money, each one half share (should my sons chuse to do so) but if otherwise I allow my whole Estate real and personal to be sold and the money arising from such sale to be divided as before directed and I do hereby constitute and appoint my Sons Joseph Wolgamot and David Wolgamot jointly Executors of this my Last Will and Testament for the Intent and purposes before mentioned. In Witness thereof I the said Joseph Wolgamot have to this my Last Will and Testament set my hand and affixed my Seal the day and year first above written.

his mark

Joseph X Wolgamot (Seal)

Signed, Sealed and Delivered by Joseph Wolgamot as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who are subscribing Witnesses thereunto

William McClary John Miner Henry Prather

Abraham, Joseph and Heinrich Wohlgemuth (of good humor or disposition in German)landed at Philadelphia on Sept. 1, 1736 from "The Palatine". Those names are signed by themselves on oaths of allegiance to the King of England (photocopies in the Pennsylvania Archives).

Abraham and Heinrich(childless) settled in Southern PA and there are many descendants of Abraham still there with the name Wohlgemuth.

Farmer, 520 acres and Miller, Hagerstown, Maryland. Mill is now an inn: "The Old Mill".

Immigrated to Philadelphia, September 1, 1736 from Rotterdam, Holland, on ship "Harle".

In October of 1747, Henry Avey and eight other men (Jacob Stull, George French, Jacob Miller, Isaac Simon, Joseph Wolgamot, Jacob Rohrer, Andrew Hoover, and Valentine Groff) appeared before the provincial Court in Annapolis and petitioned for naturalization. Described in the court records as “being of the People called Quakers” they asked to affirm their allegiance to the British monarch. The nine men were all Germans and in all likelihood Mennonites. The judge, no doubt unconcerned about the niceties of sectarian distinctions, associated them with the Quakers because of the common testimony against swearing oaths, but they might not have all been Quakers. Also, it would have been convenient to do so in a legal sense, since Quakers had the privilege under English law to affirm rather than to swear. Provencial Court Judgements, Liber EI, 10: 657 (pg 71).

Jacob Stull – he lived in Leitersburg near Joseph Wolgamot’s mill. Name may have been spelled Wohlgemut as there was a Joseph Wohlgemuth who immigrated on the ship Harle on 1 Sep 1736 with Christian Snively.


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Fehraltorf, Pfäffikon District, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Age 20
see notes
near Hagerstown, Frederick, Maryland, USA
Hagerstown, Frederick, Maryland, USA
August 2, 1744
Frederick County, Province of Maryland
Frederick, Maryland, United States
Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States
Frederick Co., Maryland, USA
Frederick, Maryland, USA