Generation No. 1 1. BENDICHT1 ETTER was born 1554. He married ELSY MATHYS. Notes for BENDICHT ETTER: Locality Fische-TN LDS Tn, Morgan, Wartburg-Genealogy Reformed Swiss Church-Wartburg, TN Familey Record Book, 1764-1904 Includes a large section on the Etter Family film-0978871 item 2 Child of BENDICHT ETTER and ELSY MATHYS is: 2. i. PETER2 ETTER, b. 1589. Generation No. 2 2. PETER2 ETTER (BENDICHT1) was born 1589. He married ELSI WOLF. Child of PETER ETTER and ELSI WOLF is: 3. i. PETER3 ETTER, b. 1628. Generation No. 3 3. PETER3 ETTER (PETER2, BENDICHT1) was born 1628. He married ELSBETH FORSTER. Child of PETER ETTER and ELSBETH FORSTER is: 4. i. HEINRICH4 ETTER, b. 1653; d. 1695. Generation No. 4 4. HEINRICH4 ETTER (PETER3, PETER2, BENDICHT1) was born 1653, and died 1695. He married ELSBETH STEINMAN. Child of HEINRICH ETTER and ELSBETH STEINMAN is: 5. i. JOHANNES5 ETTER, b. 1685, Fribourg, Switzerland. Generation No. 5 5. JOHANNES5 ETTER (HEINRICH4, PETER3, PETER2, BENDICHT1) was born 1685 in Fribourg, Switzerland. He married ANNA SIEGRIST. Child of JOHANNES ETTER and ANNA SIEGRIST is: 6. i. GERHARD6 ETTER, b. January 27, 1716/17, Bern, Switzerland; d. April 26, 1783, Lancaster Co. PA. Generation No. 6 6. GERHARD6 ETTER (JOHANNES5, HEINRICH4, PETER3, PETER2, BENDICHT1) was born January 27, 1716/17 in Bern, Switzerland, and died April 26, 1783 in Lancaster Co. PA. He married CATHERINA BANGA, daughter of JACOB BANGA and CATHERINA KAPP. Notes for GERHARD ETTER: LDS film #1320897 item 16--M.R. Etter (b.1462) probably in Ferenbalm, near Bern, Switzerland. Son, Hans was born about 1494. He had 5 children. Descendents immigrated to America in 1735 and settled in Mt. Joy, Lancaster County, PA. "The information re Etter family in Switzerland is found in "The Reichen Report-Familien-Register der Etter von Forenbalm-Kerzers and Murten" (parishes near Bern, Swit.) Published by the American Etter Society, Inc. 1965 LDS film #0383292--vol. 24--Abstracts of Lancaster County Wills --1721-1820--p.246--Etter, Gerhard (D) February 17th 1783 (P) may 12th 1783-Exec. Catherine and Samual Etter. Lebanon (twp) w-Catherine Etter--children-Peter, Daniel, John, Samual, Elizabeth wife of George Riff and Anne wife of Adam Kettering. German Settlers of PA by Edward W. Hocker--974.802 H--Pennsylvanische Geschichts Schreiber (Published in Germantown, PA, now part of Philadelphia by Christopher Saur/Saur-Sower)--p. 41--June 16 1754--Sower's Newspaper (above) Georg Etter, wheelwright, in the White Oak Land, Rapho Twp., Lancaster County, seeks his son Christain, who was indentured in Philadelphia several years ago to Wilhelm Mueller, in the Jerseys. --p. 92--July 31, 1761--Sower's Newspaper--Johann Wilhelm Hoffman at the corner opposite Daniel etter, Race Street, Philadelphia, has established a sugar house, in association with Joh Corman.--p. 99--April 9, 1762-- Sower's Newspaper--Peter Gerhard, at the Branch (of Penkiomen Creek), Franconia Twp. (Montgomery County) Children of GERHARD ETTER and CATHERINA BANGA are: i. PETTER7 ETTER. Notes for PETTER ETTER: LDS fische #6101259--Wythe county Virginia will Books 1-2--1790-1822 Will book 2 p.8 Will of Peter Etter 13 May 1811 Wife Elizabeth Sons: John, Henry, Peter Daus: Elisabeth, Caterina, Margaretter, Barbara and Mary Executer: John Etter, John Stanger Witnesses: John Etter, John Stanger Recorded: John P. Matthews, DC ii. JOHN ETTER. iii. SAMUEL ETTER. iv. ELIZABETH ETTER. v. ANNE ETTER. 7. vi. DAN ETTER, b. April 27, 1750, Lancaster Co. PA; d. September 05, 1803, Wythe Co. VA. Generation No. 7 7. DAN7 ETTER (GERHARD6, JOHANNES5, HEINRICH4, PETER3, PETER2, BENDICHT1) was born April 27, 1750 in Lancaster Co. PA, and died September 05, 1803 in Wythe Co. VA. He married MARY MAGDALEN REIN April 25, 1781 in Holy Trinity Church, Lancaster County, PA. Notes for DAN ETTER: LDS fische #6103921 Wythe County, Virginia---A Bicentennial History p.43---Daniel Etter, who later gave the land for the St. John's Lutheran Church, appeared before the court for "harboring persons of ill fame and Enemies of this State." He was required to post bond.(St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1776-1976 [Radford, VA: Commonwealth Press, Inc., 1976] pp.10-12) p. 210---Among the early ministers who were authorized to perform marriages before 1790 were-----Just how many of these men actually came to what is now Wythe County is unknown, but Shroeder was associated with Kimberling and St. Paul Lutheran Churches and Wuizbeck appears to have been associated with---(names of men), and Daniel Etter---all of whom were residents of what is now Wythe county.--- p.217--The 4th German congregation to be organized in Wythe County was St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, which met north of the county seat, probably as early as 1798. At what date, the Rev. Bernhard Willy, serving the Reformed congregations, and probably primarily St. Paul, drew up an agreement dated 30 May 1798, in which St. Paul, Kimberling, St. Mark's in present Smyth county, and St. John's near Wytheville agreed to follow the eleven points set forth in the document in regard to election of elders and deacons, baptism, communion, confirmation, cemetery regulations, and pastor's responsibilities. The churches were identified at this time as "the congregation near town" the "old" church, the "new" church, and the church on the Holston. Those officials who signed the agreement were Jacob Brunner, John Peter Jantz (yonce), Casper Rather(Rader), George Armbrister, Jacob Kinzer, George Wambler (Wampler), Henry Hoppes, George Wambler, Jr., Adam Dottinger(Dutton), George Weber(Weaver), John Schnebely(Snavely), and Philip Aker. (St. Paul Lutheran church, 1776-1976 [Radford, Va: Commonwealth Press, Inc., 1976] pp.10-12) The St. Johns congregation first met on Daniel Etter's land. In 1800, Etter and his wife Mary conveyed one acre to Casper Rader and George Armbrister, elders of the German Lutheran Congregation, the "members of which live near Wythe Court House," and to "Peter Yantz(yonce) and Jacob Prooner, elders of the German reformed congregation, the members of which also reside in the same area," both congregations "having had a place of worship hitherto on said Etter's land. The two congregations were to have the use of a nearby spring. (Wythe county Deed Book 3 p.54--the deed is dated Oct. 11, 1800) A list of subscribers for the building of the church was dated the same year. Sixty local residents gave a total of $201.50 [allowing for conversion of shillings and pence into dollars at the rate of nine shillings=$1.50]. The families included on the list were Armbrister, Brown, Brunner(pruner), Pinkley, Cassell, Clemens, Davies, Etter, Felty, Kegley, Harkrader, Hutzel, Lenhart(Leonard), Losser, Mayers, Messersmith, Murphy, Mosser, Poff, Rader, Repass, Riegel, Schaffer, Sharitz, Suftly, Syfer, Umberger, Foglesong, Wyrick, Wiseley, Wetzel, Wohlford, and Zimmerman(Simmerman). The present church was built in 1854 and has been recognized by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Kegley and Kegley, St. John's pp.10,1-3; most of the family names are still in the Wythe county area, even though spelled differently in the records: a copy of the original church records can be found at the VA State Library and Archives, or the original can be seen at the Wytheville community College Library, Wytheville; undated newspaper clipping reports that the church and cemetery are on the Virginia Landmark Register.) LDS Fische #6101259 Wythe county Will books 1-2 1790-1822/Will book 1 p.287/Appraisal of the estate of Daniel Etter/13 June 1804/ by Andrew Brown, Henry Been, Joseph Barrow/signed by John Roder, John Etter/Recieved:June court 1804/Fleming Trigg, dcwc. p.329/ Settlement of the estate of Daniel Eller(?) (is this Daniel Etter?) Mary Eller, widow receives her survey of land Aug. 5, 1805 by John Montgomery, Robert Adams, and robert Crockett. Recorded: Sept. 1805/John P. Matthews, dcwc LDS Fische #6103898 Wythe county VA/Tax List 1773-1800/Etter, Daniel/1773-2males over 16/1795-2/1796-1/1797-1/1797-1/1798-2/1799-2/1800-2 Annals of SW VA 1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers Volume 1 page vii-- In 1769 Augusta county was divided and all the territory south of Mary's River and to the west as far as Virginia extended was included in the new county of Botetourt. The county seat was Fincastle. At this time but few people had settled west of New river, but many settlements had been made east of New River. the early settlers of this portion of Virginia were Scotch, Irish, dutch, German and Swiss, with an appreciable sprinkling of english people, coming from east and south of the Blue ridge. Between 1769 and the beginning of the revolution great progress was made in the settlement and development of SW VA, and the opening guns of the Revolution found this section of CA in the possession of a people that might properly be termed the bravest, the heartiest of the races, the most fearless and determined patriots and advocates of liberty to be found in America. The first settlers were, as a general rule, composed of people seeking a refuge from political liberty, and they were ready and willing at all times to stake their lives and fortunes to attain these objects.---includes all of that section of VA west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and south of the forks of the James river, and west to the Cumberland Gap,--this constitutes but one and the same country, and one and the same people. P.711---At a court convened and held for Montgomery County May 5, 1779. Ordered that every person who have been prosecuted in the name of the commonwealth at this court do pay all officers fees and other charges accruing thereon except Moses Wells and Daniel Aller who are not to pay any fee or other charge they being acquitted. P.723---At a court held for Montgomery county-Sept. 7, 1779--On the complaint of Robert McFareland against Daniel Etter for certain offences committed against government of this state the prisoner being heard in his defense the court were of opinion that the said Etter be tried by a jury according to the act of Assembly declaring what shall be certain offences. A SEED-BED OF THE REPUBLIC-Botetourt County, Virginia-p.9-The first white settlers and what they found---p.10-In Montgomery, Pulaski, and Wythe Counties is located the New River Valley-p.11-When civilization finally came, it advanced chiefly from PA and Maryland up the valley from its Northern end rather than through the eastern elevated gaps-- animal life of the area 1669-1670--red and fallow dear, bears, small leopards, beaver and otter, grey foxes and wolves. Wolves were numerous--100 years later they were still a problem as bounty was paid for their scalps--p.16-in 1742 there were perhaps no more than 50 settled families south of the James River and west of the Blue Ridge, and no more than half that number along the James on the north side. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VIRGINIA--circa 1790--by Nettie Schreiner-Yantis-- Explanation--Prior to 1786 the procedure used in VA to collect taxes consisted of the collector setting up an office and the residents of his district "delivering or causing to be delivered ", to him a list of their taxable property. This method proved unsatisfactory because the second party could not be held responsible for the inaccuracy of another's list. In 1786 the VA assembly passed an act providing for a tax commissioner who would go from house to house collecting the lists and requiring each taxpayer to swear under oath as to the accuracy of his or her list. For these services he was to receive six shillings per day. He was instructed to record the date he received his list from each individual. It established which taxpayers were neighbors. If no date is recorded next to the taxpayer these persons were evidently not at home when the commissioner called. They paid their taxes at the courthouse.--TAX LIST A--1789--30 Sept 1789--Atter, Peter---white male over 21 charged with the tax-5 horses---Locating residences of taxpayers--list A--p.84-30 Sep 1789 --(middle fork holston, bear creek, nick's creek, hungers mother, ratcliff's marsh, headwaters of redd creek, on dividing ridge between reed and holston) Adkins, Peter Atter, August, Blakely, Boyd, Brantz, Brittain, Calhoun, Chinea, Crow, Dooley, Johnson, Legate, McMullin, Mingle, Shannon, Snido, Spreaker, Stailey, Wilson--p.19--personal property tax list "b"--1789--31 Mar--John Etter--white male over 21 years charged with tax-4 horses--1 Apr-Daniel Etter--white male over 21 charged with tax-4 horses--p.63--Survey book D--(503)John Godfrey Younck--149 acres on Reed Creek adjacent to Adam Knape, Nicholas Cline, John Etter, and Henry Umberger, 18 Mar 1787--p.64--Survey book D--(529)Peter Etter by (right of Settlement)--266 acres on Reed Creek adjacent to Ratcliff's Marsh, Boyd's 23 Apr 1790--p.92--Locating Residences of Taxpayers--List B--31 Mar 1789--(Both sides Reed Creek, Cedar Run) Armbrester, Cook, Corbin, Cypers, Davis, John Etter, Findley, Helms, Helvey, Houndshell, Hutsell, Kettering, Kiesler, Lidia, Linderwood, Louman, McNutt, Miller, Neuman, Phipps, Phry, Shreder, Simmerman, Sluss, Spangler, Thompson, Tonkry, Wisely--1 Apr 1789--(both sides Reed Creek, middle to western end) Cloyn, Cregar, Daniel Etter, fortney, Fullen, Gullian, Kitts, Moirs, Nipp, Plesley, Pruner, Reyboss, Soomer, Umbarger, Wyrick, Young Notes for MARY MAGDALEN REIN: German Settlers of PA by Edward W. Hocker 974.802 H (Pennsulvanische Geschichts-Schreiber published in Germantown, PA, now part of Philadelphia by Christopher Sauer (Saur-Sower) p. 112--Rein, Christoph---February 11, 1772 Staatsbote, Philadelphia----(Wochentlicher Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote --published in Philadelphia by Henrich Miller Christopher Rein, Maxatawny (Berks Co.) p. 64 Sower's Newspaper August 20 1757 Michael Rein, Earl Township, on Mill Creek, Lancaster County Children of DAN ETTER and MARY REIN are: 8. i. MARY8 ETTER, b. 1776; d. March 06, 1848, Greene Co. TN. ii. CATHERINE ETTER, b. 1781, Palmyra, PA; m. (1) HENRY RADER; m. (2) HENRY RADER, December 14, 1790. Notes for HENRY RADER: LDS film #34254 Wythe County Marriage Register 1790-1905 14 Dec 1790 Henry Reather and Catharine Eatter of this county by virtue of license Signed: J. Findley, John Stranger iii. HENRY ETTER, b. August 25, 1783, Wythe Co. VA; d. January 21, 1856, Carlinville, IL; m. (1) ELIZABETH PARKS, June 08, 1807, Jefferson county TN; m. (2) ELIZABETH GRISWOLD, August 10, 1835. iv. PETER ETTER, b. 1784; m. CATHERINE BLEAKER, June 14, 1802. Notes for PETER ETTER: This Peter Etter is believed to be the Peter Etter who was murdered in Greene County, Illinois 1 December 1832. v. ELIZABETH ETTER, b. August 16, 1785; m. PETER CATRON/ KETTERING, July 04, 1809. Notes for ELIZABETH ETTER: The line of Elizabeth (Etter) Kettering can be found in a book on "The Kettering Family" 1537 pages, 9x11 compiled by Henry H. Catron, 1619 North 19th Street, Springfield, Illinois 62702 vi. MARGARET REBECCA ETTER, b. February 28, 1787; d. September 08, 1837; m. JOHN BAUMGARDNER. Notes for MARGARET REBECCA ETTER: She was supposed to have had 15 children.---Margaret Rebecca Etter Baumgardner can be found in "A Baumgardner Family in America" by J.T. Baumgardner, San Felipe Press, Austin, TX 1970 vii. JOHN ETTER, b. 1788; m. PHOEBE MICHAELS. viii. SAMUEL ETTER, b. 1789. ix. DANIEL ETTER, b. September 28, 1791; d. February 09, 1871, Morgan county, Indiana; m. (1) MARY MAGDALEN LINDAMOOD, May 21, 1812, Wythe Co. VA; m. (2) ELIZABETH DUKE GILL, September 10, 1837, Morgan county, Indiana. x. CHRISTENA ETTER, b. 1793; m. MICHAEL BROWN, JR., 1813. xi. RACHEL ETTER, b. 1795; m. HENRY KINSER, February 15, 1816, Greene County TN. xii. WILLIAM HENRY ETTER, b. May 06, 1800; d. October 10, 1879, Nilwood, Illinois; m. (1) SALLY HAYNES, September 25, 1823, Franklin County, Indiana; m. (2) NANY HAYNES, April 26, 1836, Morgan county, Indiana. Generation No. 8 8. MARY8 ETTER (DAN7, GERHARD6, JOHANNES5, HEINRICH4, PETER3, PETER2, BENDICHT1) was born 1776, and died March 06, 1848 in Greene Co. TN. She married JOHN RADER December 17, 1793 in Wythe County VA, son of CASPER (ROEDER) and REGINA GERHART. Notes for JOHN RADER: Greene County TN Wills P.67-- Mary Rader 6 March 1848 $100 To daughter, Elizabeth Rader, bed furniture etc. and 1 set red flower earthen plates. To daughter, Lucinda Colyer, my blue nercer cloak. to daughters, Catherine Altom, Esebella Guthrie, Emaline Jenkins, balance of my wearing clothes. Executer: Son-in-law, William Rader Will dated 2 April 1847 Witnesses: Lemuel Crosby, Jesse Rader Sr. Signed: Mary x Rader The Greene county Pioneer--vol. 2--no. 4--1986--p.40--Some Descendents of Casper Rader by Ralph W. Cansler--John Rader, b.1770-80, d. aug. 1840, Greene County, TN married 17 Dec 1793, Wythe County VA, Mary Etter b. 1770-80 d. 6 Mar 1848 On 22 Sep 1801 John purchased 200 acres of land in Greene County, TN and listed his home as Wythe county, VA. Mary was probably the dau of Dan Etter. Annals of Southwest VA--1769-1800 by Lewis Preston Summers--Vol. 1 929.3755 S-=-page 1362--Wythe county--John Reader granted license to keep an ordinary in the twon of Eversham. LDS film #34254 Wythe county Marriage Register--1790-1905 1793--On the 17th day of Dec Joined together John Reader and Mary Etter by virtue of a license by: J. finley Esqr. Children of MARY ETTER and JOHN RADER are: i. JOHN9 RADER. ii. ELIZABETH RADER. iii. SARAH RADER. iv. SOPHIA RADER. v. WILLIAM RADER. vi. MARY RADER. vii. SAMUEL RADER. viii. LUCINDA RADER. ix. EMALINE RADER. x. CATHERINE RADER, b. 1797, Wythe County VA. xi. ISABELLA RADER, b. 1813, Greene County TN; d. 1884, Greene County TN; m. ANDREW GUTHRIE, September 11, 1832, Greene County TN.
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