|Johann Heinrich Sebastian Haupt|
|Johann Heinrich Sebastian Haupt and Catherine (Cassell) Haupt|
|b. July 4, 1715
d. Nov. 7, 1766
|Sebastian married Mary Castleberry in 1767. She was the widow of Derick Castleberry. Mary died in 1797.|
|Elizabeth - b. 1742 d.
|2.||Johann Heinrich Sebastian - b. May 21, 1744 d. Jan. 1, 1809
m. Maria Catherine Youngkin - b. 1749 d. Jan. 20, 1815
m. May 8, 1766
|Anna Maria - b. Apr. 26, 1758 d.
|Children of #2: John (b. 1767 d. 1851), Mary Magdalena (b. 1768 d. 1816), Johann Michael (b. 1769 d. 1769), Sebastian (b. 1771 d. 1775), Samuel (b. 1773 d. 1857), Jacob (b. 1776 d. 1828), Sarah (b. 1778), Sebastian (b. 1781 d. 1835), Elizabeth (b. 1783 d. 1786), Abraham (b. 1785 d. 1874), Catherine (b. 1788 d. 1849), Henry (d. 1818), Elizabeth (b. 1792 d. 1852).|
|Sebastian was the 3rd eldest son of Johannes and Anna Margaretha (Geiss) Haupt of Windesheim. He was the first of this clan to emigrate to Philadelphia. He did so in 1738 arriving on the ship Glascow. By 1740, he would be joined by his older brother Nicholas. Sebastian and Nicholas took up residence in the area of Providence Twp., Philadelphia County (now Montgomery County) PA. They each had children confirmed in "Trappe" Church. Later, however, Sebastian would move to the Upper Dublin Township area and reside near his brother Samuel who arrived in 1754. Samuel would be buried in "Puff's" Church cemetery (Upper Dublin Evangelical Lutheran Church) and it is believed that Sebastian is buried here as well. Sebastian's 1st wife, Catherine, is buried here. Both Sebastian and Samuel left wills in Philadelphia County.
Sebastian's "only son", J. H. Sebastian Haupt (b. 1744) would go by the name Henry. The surname would also become Houpt.
Henry Houpt, after his marriage to Maria Catherine Youngkin, would move to the Durham Township area of Bucks County, PA. There they would raise a large family. The stone foundation remains of their profitable mill still exists today. Durham Church cemetery has this family's graves prominently marked.
Four of Henry's sons, along with son-in-law Abraham Piesch, would form a partnership in the China shipping trade which proved very profitable for them until 1798. During the next two years French warships captured many merchant ships with some owned by the Piesch-Houpt interest. In 1812, final misfortune struck. The Piesch-Houpt Shipping Business had 15 ships at sea that were captured off Philadelphia by the blockading British fleet.
Of Henry's sons, John would remain in Durham Twp., Bucks Co., PA; Samuel would eventually settle in Newville, NY; Jacob settled in Philadelphia; Sebastian, Jr., would settle in Sumter Co., AL; and Abraham, would move to Wabash Co., IL.
It is Jacob's son Herman Houpt (b. 1817) who would be appointed to West Point Military Academy by President Andrew Jackson at the young age of 14 in 1831. Herman would change his name back to the original spelling of Haupt.
|Johannes Haupt (b. 1686)|
|See Sebastian Haupt Memorial Site - click and scroll|
|See confirmation record of son J. Henry S. Haupt|
|See: Sebastian Haupt House|
|See: J. Henry S. Haupt House and Mill in Bucks Co., PA|
|See: Jacob Haupt and Margaretta Wiall saga|
|Brig. General Herman Haupt|
|Haupt History - 930 years|
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