FAUST FAMILY TREE

JACOB FAUST
Revolutionary War Soldier

 son (7th child)
of Philip Lebs Faust and Magdalena Albright

Jacob Faust was born 25 December 1757 in Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He died 27 July 1834 in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Before the Revolutionary War he owned land in Bern Township, Berks County. During the war he owned 50 acres of wood land in Pine Grove Township. He served in the Revolutionary War in Captain Ladich's Rangers of the Frontier between 1778 and 1787. He also served in Captain Emrich's Bethel Township Company.
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In 1782, on 22 October, he married Elizabeth Kieffer in Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.  Jacob's brother Ludwig married Elizabeth's sister Hannah the same year.  Elizabeth was born 3 July 1761, daughter of Johan Nicholas Kieffer (b. 12 Nov. 1734 in Wendel, Germany) and M. Veronica Fronita Steinbruenner (b. 1734 in Zweibrucken, Pfaltz, Germany).  (Like her sister Hannah Kieffer who married Jacob's brother Ludwig, her birth date lacks clarity; I have also seen it given as 2 June 1760.  Additional research on the Kieffer family is needed.)  Elizabeth died 20 May 1841 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. 


In 1785 Jacob purchased the land in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, on which the well-known old Faust homestead is located, 1/4 mile north of Zion's Red Church near Orwigsburg. This land consisted of about 380 acres and remained in the Faust family until 1930 --almost 150 years, which is something of a record in this country for land to be held by one family. In 1833 Jacob sold his farm to his son Daniel. On the same day Daniel sold half to his brother Jacob, Jr.

Jacob and Elizabeth are buried in the cemetery of Zion's Red Church at Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania near the arched entryway on two acres that Jacob donated to the German Reformed Congregation.12 Two years before his death the congregation of the Christ Reformed Church merged with the members of Zion's Old Red Church and the cemetery serves both congregations. Their tombstone inscriptions are in German.

Issue:
1. Magdalena Faust was born 14 September 1783.  She died about 1826, and was probably buried in Pennsylvania.  She married Johnnes (John) Fiedler.
Children of Magdalena Faust and Johnnes (John) Fiedler:

    1. Hannah Fiedler
    2. Lydia Fiedler
    3. Elizabeth Fiedler
    4. Leah Fiedler
    5. Abigail Fiedler
    6. Isaiah Fiedler
    7. Daniel Fiedler b. 4 Jan. 1818 in Pine Grove Township, Schuylkill County, PA; died in the fall of 1902 at the age of 84, buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery near his homeplace in Jefferson County, Iowa.
    m1. Elizabeth Stewart about 1840


      c1. Ira Fiedler b. about 1844
      c2. Benjamin F. Fiedler b. about 1846; died 1880 in South Dakota. 

    m2. Jane Miller, oldest daughter of Thomas Miller of Glasgow, Jefferson County, Iowa.  She was born about 1835.  Jane was the widow of John Fell who died in the sinking of the Central America during a hurricane in 1857.  She had 2 children with John Fell;  one died from exposure at sea shortly after the sinking of the
    steamer.  Her surviving child was David Fell.


      c3. Kate Fiedler b. in California about 1860
      c4. Clara Fiedler
      c5. Jessie Fiedler

    c8. Mollie Fiedler
    c9. Rachel Fiedler
    c10. John Fiedler, lived in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania

    John Fiedler married 1st [unknown]

    John Fiedler married 2nd Susan Schreck, widow of Miller. She had 4 children: Washington Miller, David
    Miller, Sarah Miller, and Susannah Miller.


2. Elizabeth Faust was born Sept. 26, 1784, and died July 1827 at age 42.  She married Johann Jacob Heim.  He was born 21 Mar 1781, the son of Paul Heim and Anna Catharina (last name unknown).  He died 27 January 1856 at age 74. 8
Children of Elizabeth Faust and Johann Heim:

    1.  Simon Heim was born in 1811and died in 1818 at age 7.

    2.  Susanna Heim was born in 1814 in Pennsylvania.  She died in 1816 at age two.

    3.  Eliza Heim was born 1 January 1816 in Pennsylvania.

    4.  Sarah Heim was born 24 Mar 1817 in Pennsylvania.  She married William Hoch, brother of Thomas Hoch who married Sarah's sister Esther.  William Hoch was born 16 September 1816 in Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, son of Abraham Hoch and Barbara Kaercher.  

    5.  Lea Heim was born 28 April 1821in Pennsylvania and died 15 August 1824 at age three.

    6.  Esther Heim was born 3 April 1823 in Llewellen, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She married Thomas Hoch, brother of William Hoch who married Esther's sister Sarah.  He was killed in the Civil War in Virginia.11  Esther died 30 October 1915 in Weishample, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania at age 92.8    
    Children of Esther Heim and Thomas Hoch:

      1. Frank Hoch was born 23 November 1843 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He died 3 September 1912 at age 68.

      2.  Joseph Hoch was born 7 November 1845 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He married Elizabeth Millard.  Joseph died July 1885 at age 39.

      3.  Emiline Hoch was born March 1847 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died in July 1845 at age 2. 

      4.  Sarah Elizabeth Hoch was born 2 April 1848 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died in September 1923 at age 75. 

      5.  William Hoch was born 27 September 1849 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He died 12 May 1830 at age 80.

      6.  Catherine Hoch was born 10 June 1851 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died 26 July 1939 in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania at age 88.

      7.  Pierce Hoch was born 25 December 1852 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He died in September 1855 at age 2.

      8.  Benjamin Hoch was born 1 August 1854 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He died 25 July 1912 at age 57.

      9.  Thomas Hoch was born 13 October 1855 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He married Catharine Bressler.  He died 14 October in Weishample, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. 

      10.  Maryann Esther Hoch was born 27 February 1858 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died 28 May 1939 in Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania at age 81.

      11.  Amanda Hoch was born 14 September 1859 in Barry Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She married Richard Monroe Thomas 22 July 1883 in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  He was son of Daniel S. Thomas and Catharine Eisenhart.  Amanda died 29 May 1959 in Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania at age 99. 
      Children of Amanda Hoch and Richard Thomas:

        1.  D. Walter Thomas was born in 1888.  He died before 1929.

        2.  William Edgar Thomas was born 21 June 1890 in Coal Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.  He married 1st Mildred R. [last name unknown].  He married 2nd Ruth Sarah Davis 24 October 1917.  Ruth was born 8 April 1892 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and died 9 December 1980 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.  William died 20 August 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at age 62. 
        Children of William Thomas and Ruth Davis:

          1.  Robert E. Thomas was born 27 May 1918 and died 21 October 1965 at age 47.

          2.  Richard Davis Thomas was born 3 January 1924 and died 24 July 1967 in Hershey, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania at age 43. 

        3.  Ella R. Thomas was born in 1893.  She died in 1901 at age 8.

        4.  Minnie Thomas was born est. 1895.

        5.  Benjamin Thomas was born est. 1897.

        6. Alma C. Thomas was born in 1898.   She died in 1902 at age 4. 

        7.  Lee Thomas was born est. 1900.

        8.  Charles Thomas was born est. 1902.

        9.  Allen Thomas was born est. 1904.

        10.  Clarence Thomas was born est. 1906.

        11.  Edna Thomas was born est. 1910.

      12.  Diana Hoch was born 30 October 1860 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died 30 September 1878 at age 17.

      13.  Matilda Hoch was born 9 February 1863 in Deep Creek, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died 27 March 1870 at age 7. 

3. Jacob Faust was born 5 October 1785 in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He died 8 February 1857, and was buried St. John's Church, Friedensburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Jacob Faust married 1st Susanna Fidler.  She died in 1831.  
Issue:

    1. Joseph Faust, born 21 August 1809 in Schuylkill County, PA

    2. Esther Faust, born 11 December 1811; d. 23 March 1891, buried at St. John's Church in Friedensburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
    m. Dan Reed

    3. Sarah Faust, born 6 October 1813
    m. Henry Daniel

    4. Maria Faust, born 21 October 1815; d. 8 April 1850.

    5. Fjamsen Faust, born 24 September 1817
    m. Tom Abbott

Jacob and Susanna Fidler lived near Newton, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, until Susanna died. Two years after her death, Jacob's father sold his farm to his 11th child Daniel who on the same day sold half the farm to his older brother Jacob. Jacob took the part of the farm that contained the grist mill and became the miller, and Daniel took the part containing the main buildings and became the farmer.

Jacob Faust married 2nd Magdalina Reed. 

4. Abraham Faust was born 16 March 1787 in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He died 29 August 1850.
m1. Catherine Goettle
m2. Catherine Miller

5. Catherine Faust (1) was born 31 July 1788 in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died in 1801.

6. Maria Faust was born 13 March 1790 in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died July 13, 1865, and was buried Zion's Red Church, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
  Maria Faust married George Deibert, who was born 28 May 1787 in Pennsylvania.  He was a son of William Deibert (b. 3 Nov. 1751 in Germany; d. 20 Apr 1832 in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania) and Anna Marie Wagner (b. 3 Aug. 1762 in Bern Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. 10 Mar 1811, buried Red Church).  William Deibert was also married to Margaretha Rentschler, daughter of Michael Rentschler and Rosina. 

d. 6 July 1824, buried Zion's Red Church, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.12

7. Heinrich Faust (1) was born 6 January 1792.  He died in 1794.

8. Christina Faust was born 15 February 1793 in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died 22 July 1854.  She married George Kimmel, born 1790; d. 1866.

9. Susanna Faust was born 10 December 1795 in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died May 18, 1864, and was buried at Zion's Red Church, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
12  She married Abraham Hoy, born 28 December 1793; d. Apr. 22, 1841.

10. Heinrich Faust (2) was born 23 February 1797 in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He died 5 February 1820, and was buried at Zion's Red Church, Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
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11. Daniel Faust was born 23 July 1798 in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  His family is covered in a separate section of this web site as it is his line that this genealogy follows. 

12. Esther Faust was born 27 March 1800 in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died in 1863.  She married Andrew Kimmel, born 1797; d. 1868.

13. Catherine Faust (2) was born 19 August 1801
in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  She died 19 December 1876.
m. John Wommer, born 1799; d. 11 March 1858

14. Joseph Faust was born 9 November 1803
in Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He died 31 August 1806.

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