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On Tuesday 26 Sep 1752, John Nicholas Shuler [son of Henry] married
Verena Hoggin at Orangeburgh Church, where three of their children were
Verena first settled north of Saxegotha, on a 50-acre tract surveyed for
Fryner Hawke on Crim's Creek of the Broad River on 17 Mar 1748/9,
granted to Fryner Hawk on 10 Feb 1749/50. The petition behind the land
was presented to the SC Council on 6 Feb 1748/9: The Petition of Thomas
Lever setting forth that the Petitioner had settled himself on Santee
River [sic: Saluda] in the forks and that he had a Wife who came in with
Mr. Raminsperger and that he also had two children and maintain'd his
wife Sister for all which he never had any Land granted to him,
therefore prayed to run out to him one hundred and fifty acres of Land
for his wife and two Children and Fifty acres of Land for his Wife's
Sister Freny Hawke. The Prayer thereof was granted.
Thomas Lever's first petition for 50 acres was in 1739. He is believed
to be the second son of John Liver/Lever, who arrived with 7 dependents
from the Rheintal (St. Gallen) in Switzerland in Feb 1736/7 on the ship
Prince of Wales (along with the Rev. Johann Ulrich Giessendanner and
family). John Lever's oldest son Jacob signed the 1740 Riemensperger
brochure prepared for recruiting emigrants from Switzerland to
Saxegotha, and Jacob also represented the family in a petition dated
Friday 28 May 1742, regarding the granting of the 400 acres laid out for
father John Liver on 16 Sep 1737, located on the Santee/Congaree River.
Verena's first appearance in the SC records was at the same Council
meeting of 28 May 1742, since emigration-agent Hans Jacob Riemensperger
was a principal in both petitions. Riemensperger asked for a land grant
and Bounty payments in his own name on behalf of one couple, one single
man, and 15 young orphans, the sole survivors of his 1740/41 recruitment
trip who were willing to leave Georgia with him. The orphans were given
no choice in the matter. The surnames of the orphans were rendered in
the petition as Burchard [Burckhardt], Togeley, Longin [Lang],
Deitchwiler, Warley, Volger [Vogler from parish Elgg, Zürich, also
Tugler in SC], and Hogen [Hag/Hagen]. The Council disappointed
Riemensperger in his expectations by delaying the land warrants until
the individuals came of age and requested them. Regarding the Bounty,
he was ordered to keep a close account of his actual expenses and be
reimbursed as they occurred.
The voyage of the ship Europa is described in some detail in the
Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, among other sources. It
sailed from Rotterdam in late 1741 under Capt. John Wadham, with 172
passengers. An outbreak of "Palatine fever" killed the Captain and part
of the crew, as well as 40 passengers while still at sea. Another 40
died while in quarantine after reaching Tybee Island GA on 4 Dec 1741.
The Rev. Martin Boltzius noted on 15 Jan 1741/2 that Riemensperger had
left for Saxegotha with a small party of survivors of the ship Europa,
since most preferred to remain in Georgia. The children called "Hogan"
in Riemensperger's petition to the Council were named John Ulrich,
Michael, Anna Maria and Frena.
A list of Europa passengers, with questionable spellings, was located in
the Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, Vol. 30, pp. 393-399. It
included two Hag families. Johannes Ulrich Hag, a smith, was born ~1695
(per ages given to the Captain), as was his wife Anna Maria. Their
children were Johannes (b. 1721), Barbara (b. 1723), [Anna] Maria (b.
1725), Hans Jacob (b. 1728), Hans Ulrich (b. 1730), Hans Michael (b.
1732) and Verena (b. 1735). Both parents and three of the children died
of Palatine fever.
Anna Maria Hag married Thomas Lever between 1742 and ~1745. Her younger
sister Verena (called Fryner) was raised in their Saluda River household
until she married Nicholas Shuler in 1752 at age 17. John Ulrich Hagen
(who used that spelling) was raised for 9 years in the home of Henry
Coleman [sic: Gallman]; Michael Hagen was raised by John Coleman
[Gallman]. The Gallman brothers invested the orphans' Bounty payment in
cattle, so each had a herd of livestock at maturity. The two Hagen
brothers petitioned for land together on 4 Dec 1750, and a tract of 50
acres for each was surveyed on the Broad River at the mouth of Wateree
Creek. Nicholas and Fryner [Hawk] Shuler sold her 50 acres on Crim's
Creek on 28 & 29 Jun 1786 to George Holdenwanger (Haldewanger,
Halterwangen, Haltiwanger, Haltewanger, etc.). [SCMAR, Vol. X, No. 4
(Fall, 1982), pp. 183-185.] Nicholas marked with NS, Frene with an X.
The common name Verena was recorded in multiple ways in SC records:
Freny or Vreni, Frances, Fanny, Frannie, etc. In this context, the
various spellings for Verena Hag, who was not literate, are not unexpected.
The GA records provide no clue about the Swiss origin of the Hag
family. Hans Jacob Riemensperger (from Toggenburg) was noted in 1741 in
St. Gallen (home of his co-worker Caspar Galliser). The Bernese
authorities issued a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of recruiting
emigrants, and sent a letter of warning to authorities in Neuchatel.
The emigrant party gathered at Bern, but was detained in Aargau and
Frauenfeld on suspicion that their papers were forged. The Vogler
family was documented as emigrating from parish Elgg, Zürich. The
recruitment venture covered such a large area of Switzerland that the
Hag family may have been resident almost anywhere prior to 1741.