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Christmann Family

First Generation

Jacob Christmann was born in 1720 in Rodan, Steinthal, Alsace, immigrated by 1741, and after settling first in Lancaster and York Counties, PA, came to North Carolina in 1763 Although he had joined the Moravians in Pennsylvania, he was not directly associated with their community in NC, living instead on Reedy Fork, a tributary of the Haw River in northeastern Guilford County. Several of his children did move to Salem and the surrounding area, however. His first wife was Barbara Heckedorn, whom he married in PA in 1742. After her death, he married Barbara Kraemer (in Lancaster PA in 1758), with whom he came to NC. Jacob died in January, 1785, in Guilford County.

Second Generation

Children of Jacob Christmann and Barbara Heckedorn
Johannes Christmann (1743-?) m. 1) Rosina Schiffler, 2) Mary Whitsel
Johann Jacob Christmann (1745-1810), m. Mary Onias, lived Warren Co. OH
Abraham Christmann (1747-1755)
Anna Maria Christmann (1749-?), died young
Catharina Christmann (1751-1788) m. Johann Georg Stockburger (1731-1803)
Theodora Christmann (1754-1756)
Johann Daniel Christmann (1756-1818) m. Johanna Fischer (1757-1829), d/o Casper Fischer and Christina Binkley


Children of Jacob Christmann and Barbara Kraemer
(birth order of the younger children is uncertain)
Barbara Christmann (1759-1830) m. Johannes Ackerman (ca. 1759-1791)
Balthasar Christmann (1760-1797) m. Elisabeth Hartmann (1763-1848)
John George Christmann (?-1841) m. Catherine Falls (1785-1849)
Abraham Christmann
Anna Maria Christmann m. Jacob Huffhines (1769-1819)
Joseph Chrisman (?-1825) m. Elizabeth Coleman
Heinrich Christmann (1775-1849) m. Elizabeth Trollinger
David Christmann (?-1851) m. Catherine Apple
Elizabeth Christmann m. Adam Hart (1757-1847)
Rebecca Christmann m. Jacob Linebury

Third Generation

Children of Johann Daniel Christmann and Johann Fischer
Philippina Christmann m. Peter Sommers of Guilford County in 1820; she was a teacher in the girl's school as early as 1805, suggesting she was probably one of the older children in this family.
Christina Elisabeth Christmann (1785-1865), did not marry
Johann Daniel Christmann (1787-1822)
Anna Johanna Christmann (ca. 1789-1858) m. Petrus Transou (1791-1871), moved to Tennessee
Sabina Christmann (1792-1879) m. Johann Heinrich Schultz (1789-1851)
Dorothea Christmann (1794-1860) m. Jacob Christmann (ca. 1795-?)
Jacob Christmann m. 1) Anna Elisabeth Hauser (1805-1827), 2) Maria Magdalena Phillips, d/o Richard Phillips and Juliana Strub, moved to Indiana in 1831
Thomas Christmann (?-after 1856) m. Maria Henrietta Belo (1809-1832)


Children of Balthasar Christmann and Elisabeth Hartmann
Benigna Elisabeth Christmann (1789-1852) m. Jacob Fetter(1781-1856)
Jacob Christmann (ca. 1795-?) m. Dorothea Christmann (1794-1860)

Jacob and Dorothea's son Abner Christman (ca. 1815-1888), married his cousin Mary Elvira Holeman (1815-1900), d/o Esther Christman and Spencer Albert Holeman (see below),


Children of Joseph Christmann and Elizabeth Coleman
Jacob Christman, lived Alamance Co. NC
Esther Christman (ca. 1775-?), m.Spencer Albert Holeman, died before 1850 in White Co. TN


Records of the Moravians in North Carolina, 11 volumes; Publications of the North Carolina Historical Commission.

Thanks to Lonnie Chrisman for much of the information on this family. Lonnie also credits Cheska Wheatley and Linda Hugle. We also received information in 2000 from Michele Brooks.

This page was revised slightly on December 26, 2003.

©, 2001-2007 Faye Jarvis Moran

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