My German-Swiss Ancestors
Migration to Orangeburgh, SC


DURING - Anna Maria born 28 Feb 1695 Lausen, Muenchenstein, Basel, Switzerland daughter of Peter During and Anna Sweitzeri, died 19 May 1758 buried 20 May 1758 Husband's plantation, Orangeburgh, South Carolina. In 1736 Niclaus Till of Brattelen and wife Anna Maria During from Lausen with 6 children departed for Carolina. REF Faust V.II, pg. 102. REF: SC Hist. Mag. Vol. 67 - Letter from Giezendenner to a friend in Basel gives a brief account of the trip and his activities prior to settling in Orangeburgh (SC) - Apr. 23., 1737. P.S. At present, the widow of Nicholas Dilles,
rifleman from Brittelen, is here. She lives nearby on a little farm. She sends you greetings and asks that you greet her people and tell them it
took her fifteen weeks to cross the ocean and that her husband died ten days after they reached Charleston. Had he lived, he would have had to
earn the balance of their travel cost. Two weeks earlier, 2 of her children died on board the ship. She is going to stay here with her remaining 4 children as long as it pleases God to let her. One should bear her lovinly in mind. Microfilm in Library of Luthernan Theological Southern Seminary. Orig. signature John Ulrich Giezendanner, Goldsmith from Toggenburg
*1737 Oct 8 Surv. Orangeburgh(SC) Township Lot 393 + 250 acres (Mrs. Anna Maria Till) widow. Resurv. 1743. Plat 5:270; Grant 2F:81; 43:270.

NOTE:  See letter in its entirety with the P.S. from above at bottom of last letter on this page.
Letter from Rev Giessendanner, Sr - 1743 Trip to America.

NOTE:  Anna Maria DURING/DUERING m John Shaumloffel 24 Dec 1737 (the husband mentioned above).   She died on 19 May 1758, Shaumloffel Plantation, Four Holes Swamp, Orangeburg Co., SC.  According to Jaime Adams,  Lovisa was born  in Zurich, Switzerland as was her father, but both died in Orangeburg, SC.  She married Jacob HORGER, Sr.

  TILL - Pratteln, Muenchenstein, Basel, Switzerland. From Muenchestein Niclaus Till of Brattelen (linen-weaver and marksman), age 41. Anna Maria During (from Laausen), his wife
1. Anna, bapt................. Apr. 12, 1722
2. Hans Jacob, bapt........... Sept. 21, 1723
3. Anna Maria, bapt........... Febr. 12, 1725
4. Cathri, bapt............... June 9, 1726
5. Niclaus, bapt.............. March 11, 1731
6. Johannes, bapt............. Jan. 24, 1735
Gratis. Has only 85 pounds worth of property left. Anna Cathrina instead of Cathri, besides in connection with each of the children a note referring to Carolina. A letter by Joh. Ulrich Giezendanner, pietist who had sought religious toleration in Carolina, of Apr. 23, 1737 contains the sad information that two of the children died on the voyage and the father himself ten days after arrival in Carolina. Faust Vol.II, pg.102. *On 8 Oct. 1737 Anna Maria Till (wid.) granted Orangeburgh(SC) Township lot nr.393 and 250 acres of land.


HUNGERPILLER - Dossenheim, Baden, Germany. Johann Conrad Hungerbieler and his wife Maria Elizabeth and five children to Carolina, May 9, 1752. (The Hungerbielers had gone to the electoral Palatinate from Thurgau in second half of 17th century settling in Schriesheim and Dossenheim. PA Germans (Rhineland Emigrants) by Don Yoder, pg. 64. Arrived South Carolina on board ship Cunlif. *On 7 Nov 1752 petitioned for land Four Holes Swamp, Midway Community, Orangeburgh(SC) Township.

Biography was updated on the First Families of Orangeburg Distrinct, South Carolina page on 2 May 2006.