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Hirt/Hordt Family

First Generation

Jacob Hördt was the son of Wendel Hördt of Lembach, Alsace. He married Maria Barbara Dreher (1703-1757) in 1729 in Preuschdorf, Alsace, daughter of Hans Michael Dreher. She was a widow by 1738 when she immigrated to America with her son Johann Martin. Church records in Alsace name three other children who do not appear in the ship's records.

Maria Barbara married Jacob Greter in November 1738 in Muddy Creek PA. She died in 1757 in Pennsylvania.

Children of Maria Barbara Dreher (b. 1703, Preuschdorf, Alsace - d. 1757, PA) and Jacob Hirt/Hordt
Johann Martin Hirt (1729-1757) m. Maria Schön Beroth
Anna Elisabetha Barbara Hirt (b. 1731)
Georg Ludwig Hirt (b. 1734)
Maria Magdalena Hirt (b. 1736)

Second Generation

Children of Johann Martin Hirt and Maria Schön Beroth
Martin Hirt
Johannes Hirt

The boys Martin and Johannes Hirt of Bethlehem PA are named in the will of Jacob Greter, dated 1784. Each was to receive five pounds when he came of age.


Burgert, Annette Kunselman (1992). Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America. Picton Press, Camden, Maine.

Records of the Old Moravian Cemetery, Bethlehem PA

This page was revised on February 29, 2004.

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