Johann Michael Trittenbach

Male 1722 - 1771  (49 years)

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  • Name Johann Michael Trittenbach 
    Born 1722 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1771 
    • The TRITAPOE surname along with the names of TRITTIPO & TRITTIPOE is derived from the name of DRITTENBACH or TRITTENBCH. The progenitor of this clan was Conrad Trittenbach (1747-1831) who immigrated with his parents, Johann Michael (1722-1771) and Anna Maria Magd Drittenbach, to the U.S. on the ship "Patience" (ship passengers were from the areas of the Palatinate and Duchy of Wirtenberg) arriving @ Phila in 1749 and settling in the Nockamixon Tp., Bucks Co, Pa. area, where Johann Michael had the remainder of this family of (5) viz: John (1752-1838); Elisabeth (1755-1795); Andrew (1757-1795); & John Michael (1759-1837), all Trittenbach's. The surname Tritte(n)bach and its variant spellings is of ancient Swiss or German origin. The earliest & largest congregation found by this author was in the Canton of Thurgau, Switzerland which borders Lake Constance and Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany to the north. The earliest U.S. spelling was Drittenbach and then alternated with Trittenbach & Trittebach and as time passed, Tritte(n)bough was being used. The "D" and "T" in German are nearly the same phonetically and are liable to strange misuse. Viewing the old German script the "h": looks like the American "f" or "g" and the "a" is open and looks like a "u", so written in a hasty scrawl, it could be taken for TRITTEBOUGH and with "b"s sounding like "p"s, it could easily be sounded as TRITTEPOUGH? Many distortions of both German & Anglo-Saxon names are due to court and other civil clerks who set down the names phonetically (as they sounded), each in his or her own individual style and fancy, often as pronounced on lips of dialect-speaking Germans who could not read or write in any language..... At any rate the U.S. families of Tritapoe, Trittenbach, Trittipo & Trittipoe, although not numerous, were divided into several clearly defined branches, according to the localities in which they resided. i.e.: TRITTENBACH's, PA; TRITAPOE's, MD, VA, WV; TRITTIPO's, IL, IN, OH; TRITTIPOE's, DC-VA area..... Conrad is believed to have married Anna Maria Magd. Brill (1754-1841) by 1772 & left Bucks for greener pastures thru Pa., Md. & across the Potomc River into Loudoun Co, Va. near the Lovettsville area, where he had the remainder of his tentative family of 10 (listed elswhere) While in this area, evidence indicates that an attempt was made to establish or stablized the spelling to "TRITTEPO". Viewing the original LDS film #0020490 (the original register was filmed in Feb. 1950, but it wasn't translated & transcribed from the German until 1970, film #0538120 of the NEW JERUSALEM EV LUTHERAN CHURCH RECORDS, Lovettsville, Loudoun Co, Va., there was a small slip of paper on the 9th unnumbered page after page "begin" turned upside down with the four words: Drittenbach; Trittenbach; Trittebo; Trittepo, spaced one word right under the other. What it actully means, I don't know other than what we've mentioned earlier, but it is certain that someone with an interest in these names left in the register and when the volume was filmed, it was included (probably inadvertently). ..... to be continued.
    Person ID I38997  OurNorthernRoots | Rebecca's Ancestor
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Family Anna Magdalene 
    +1. Conrad Trittenbach,   b. ca 1747, Bockweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1831, Berkeley Springs, Morgan Co., West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
    Family ID F13853  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart