Traugott Bagge (1729-1800) was one of the original shareholders for the purchase of the Wachovia tract. He came to NC with his wife Rahel or Rachel Nicholson (1734-1799) in 1768, and served the community as a merchant, the storekeeper of Bethabara. During the period of the Revolutionary War, he was the business leader of the community, and after the war served as a member of the N.C. Assembly (Records of the Moravians in NC 1:372). Traugott Bagge also fathered twins, Benjamin Samuel who died of diphtheria at age 16, and Charles Friedrich, whose somewhat turbulent life is described in an article by Frances Griffin, "Charles Friedrich Bagge, Memoirs of a Maverick" (Three Forks of Muddy Creek IV, 1-10.)
Children of Nicholas Lorenz Bagge and Maria Leibert
Johann Lorenz Bagge (1780-1781)
Maria Christina Bagge (1780-?)
Children of Traugott Bagge and Rahel Nicholson
*Anna Elisabeth Bagge (1769-1792) m. Samuel Benjamin Vierling (1790-1817)
Maria Rachel Bagge (b. & d. 1773)
Benjamin Samuel Bagge (1775-1792)
Charles Friedrich Bagge (1775-1837) m. 1) Christine Holder (1778-1830), 2) Anna Maria Schnall (1796-1861)
*When Anna Elisabeth Bagge died (in the same diphtheria epidemic that killed her brother Benjamin), she left an infant daughter, Maria Rosina Vierling. Maria Rosina was sent by her grandfather Traugott Bagge to Bethlehem PA to boarding school in 1799, and remained there, eventually marrying Owen Rice. Traugott Bagge's will created a trust fund for her education in Bethlehem.
Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 11 volumes; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission
Forsyth Co. NC Cemetery Records
This page was revised on April 1, 2001, with the addition of a few missing dates. Information on Nicholas Lorenz Bagge's third wife was added on November 24, 2003.
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