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  • Anna Barbara Utz (1690 - c.1742)
    Biography Anna Barbara Utz (Majer) was born in 1690 in Wolfartsweiler, Germany. Her father was Hans Majer . Anna married Johann Michael Volck in 1708 in Hüffenhardt, Baden, Germany. Together they...
  • Catherine Ann Tyler (1809 - 1887)
    Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via son John Henry Tyler by SmartCopy : Nov 29 2014, 10:29:43 UTC
  • Ferdinand Utz (1715 - 1790)
    Biography Ferdinand Utz was born on April 3, 1715 in Wagenbach, Baden, Germany and was baptized on April 3, 1715 in Hüffenhardt, Baden, Germany. His parents were Johann George Utz and Anna Barbara Ut...
  • Johann George Utz (1693 - 1766)
    Children Ferdinand Utz, b. 3 Apr 1715, Wagenbach, Hüffenhardt, Baden (now Baden-Württemberg, Germany), d. Virginia Johannes Utz, b. 25 Jul 1716, Wagenbach, Hüffenhardt Parish, Baden (now Baden-Wü...
  • Johannes Utz, Infant (1716 - 1717)
    Biography Johannes Utz was born on July 25, 1716 in Wagenbach, Hüffenhardt Parish, Baden (now Baden-Württemberg, Germany). His parents were Johann George Utz and Anna Barbara Utz (Majer) . Member o...

About the Utz surname

George Utz (migrated from Germanna to what is now Madison County, Va in 1724) was known as Woode, Woods, Woots, Outs, Ouds, Hans Georg Utz, Johann Georg Utz, and Hans Zeuche. The original German surname was Utsche. George Hans Utz was a native of Brachbach County adjoining Nassau-Siegen. He was a skilled ironworker who immigrated to the Palantinate and was a manager of iron mines there. The Palantinate lies between Alsace and Nassau-Siegen in southwest Germany, west of Bavaria, with which it united in 1777. Many of the Germans who came to America in the 16th century were from this area and were referred to as the “Palantines”

The many variations to George Hans Utz’s name were probably due to the non-German speaking people who did not understand him. This 1717 German colonist was born in Germany in 1695 and died in Culpeper County (now Madison County) in 1766. He took a very active part in the Hebron Lutheran Church where he was warden from 1733 to 1740.

The first settlers of Madison County, VA from Germany included the following surnames: AYLOR, BLANKENBAKER, CARPENTER, CLORE, CRIGLER, CRISLER, FINKS, HOFFMAN, SOUTHEN, UTZ, WAYLAND, WEAVER, AND YAGER.