I am looking for an ancestor who was born in 1775 who ended up in Nova Scotia and marrying John Jacob Hiltz in February 24, 1794 or prior to 1807. She is listed as Susanna Barkhouse, or Susanna Ruppert. She is also listed as Anna, Catherine, or Barbara for a given name. She
is even listed as Anna Barbara ROBAR in a Lunenburg marriage record to John Jacob Hiltz. Almost everywhere I look there is conflicting information.
A Nova Scotia HILTZ researcher has her as Catherine Anna Barbara Ruppert
and that she was a united empire loyalist. Her grandfather died fighting
on the British side and her father died on board a ship they were being evacuated to Nova Scotia on. She was raised by an aunt in Nova Scotia. I don't know the aunts name
but that may be where the Barkhouse name came from. He has more information, but
he seems to be unable to hand over the information.
It is important to note that there were no RUPPERT family members in Nova
Scotia.This is why I am thinking that she may have been sent away to Nova
Scotia to live with an aunt who was a Barkhouse when she was really young.
I have had difficulties coming up with a birth record for her with a 1775 birthdate
under any of her names in Nova Scotia. There doesn't seem to be any marriage
records prior to her marrying John Jacob Hiltz.
I am wondering if there were ever any loyalists with the surname RUPPERT
who may have had BARKHOUSE ties in Nova Scotia or had ties to anyone who
may have married into the Barkhouse or Robar family? Were there ships specifically
meant to evacuate loyalists to Nova Scotia? Is there a way to find out
if she was with her father or was on a later ship that were meant for loyalists?
From Blair G Whynacht:I'm a direct descendant of John Jacob Hiltz and I have information stating that he married Anna Barbara Ruppert on April 12, 1801 either in Chester or Lunenburg. Anna was born in 1778 and died on October 31, 1818. I believe she's buried in the St. Stephen's Anglican Cemetery in Chester. Jacob is buried there as well. After Anna died, Jacob married Anna Corney Floyd on June 19, 1819.
I have some information that states when Anna's father Frederick died on the passage to Halifax, he had recomended that his children be taken cared for by his brother Christopher, also on board the same ship. He resided in Magowaggonish. Anna's sister appeared when Christopher filed claim for Frederick's land in Feb of 1787 and she appeared as being 12 years old and Anna did not appear. She was about 9 years old and lived with Daniel Mickler, who married her aunt and they resided in Shelbrune.
When I visited the Family History Center in the Ross Farm Museum in New Ross where some of my Hiltz ancestors once lived, I was told by a Ronald Barkhouse who works at the center that Jacob Hiltz did not marry a Barkhouse woman and all the church records seem to point to Ruppert. Jacob and Anna had 9 children 3 daughters first, followed by 6 sons. The 2 youngest sons were twins born on March 15, 1813 and they both drowned on April 30, 1815. I'm a descendant of Jacob and Anna's son Jacob Jr. who married Elizabeth Corkum and they lived in the New Ross area. Well I hope this information is of some help to you.