Ruby King Langston Foster Mothers Fathers Line
(please refer to bottom of page for abbreviations, explanations and references)
The following article is curtesy of Kate Langston Foster. It is an article on early German settlers like our Glueck's.
The early German settlers in Pennsylvania were the descendants of the Western District of Germany, known as "Allemagne" or "Allemaine" - an old name for Germany. It included part of what was later Switzerland and Lyrol (Swabia) together with that of the Lower Rhenish Palatinate and Alsace, along the French border.
The territory in the northern limits of Berk Co. (now Albany Township) and Lynn Township in Lehign County was designated "Allemaengel" meaning destitute; with great sacrifice or more freely "all wants".
The early Germans were known as colonial Germans. They spoke the language of the fatherland. The next generation brought forth men of another type. They were cut off from the fellowship of the fatherland, and no longer had preachers and teachers who spoke the German language. They were hemmed in by a strange language and had severe language problems in communicating. Perhaps this is the cause of so many variations in the spelling of the same names. Everyone wrote it just as it sounded to him.
The Pennsylavania Germans were charged by some historians as being opposed to education, stagnant in religion, and aloof from social movement. Many of the returning Revolutionary soldiers, after the excitement of a soldiers life, lost their desire for steady work and did not feel like farming or working at a bench or anvil and also had become habituated to strong drink.
Nevertheless, they, as a whole were sober and moral people and did establish a church and also a school. And one of the first was "Allemaengel" Church. And new homes, free from persecution were, at last, found in Pennsylvania.
0 Johannes ? Glueck
1 Johann Philipp Glueck b: 1683 Matzenbach, Germany
w) Anna Katharina Scherer b: 1695
m: Feb 5, 1711 Matzenbach Germany
w/f)Johann Hermann Scherer
1 Lorenz Gluck (possible brother/unsure) b: 1683
d: Dec 13, 1745
w) Magdalena b: 1686
Click here to go to this possible brother's ancestory. Courtesy of Danny McBee.
2 Johann Jacob Glueck b: Sept 29, 1712 Matzenbach Ger.
d: Jan 1, 1741
w) Anna Margaretha Schaefer m: Jan 5, 1712 or 1734 Matzenbach Ger.
c Johann Philipp Glueck b: Oct 10, 1737 Matzenbach, Ger.
c Maria Margaretha baptized on 5 Mar 1741 in Wuerttemburg, Ger.
2 Johann Philips Glueck b: Dec 27, 1714 Matzenbach Ger.
d: Feb 13, 1741
2 Elisabetha Katharina Glueck b: April 28, 1717 Matzenbach Ger.
2 Johann Abraham Glueck b: Feb 21, 1719/20 Matzenbach Ger.
2 HJohann Hermann Glueck b: June 06, 1722 Matzenbach, Ger.
w-1) Sophia Catharina Schneider b: Feb 20, 1720/21 Munchweilwer, Ger.
d: Nov 09, 1755 Matzenbach, Ger.
m: May 29, 1742 Matzenbach, Rheinland-Pfalz Ger.
w/f) Johann Nicolaus Schneider
w/m) Anna Sophia Stemmler Schneider
w-2) Maria Barbara Jung b: 1722
m: Oct 12, 1756 Matzenbach Ger.
2 Maria Johannetta Glueck b: Nov 09, 1724 Matzenbach Ger.
h) Johann Michael Schneider b: Oct 7, 1713 Munchweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz Ger.
2 Johann Henrich Glueck b: Nov 01, 1727 Matzenbach Ger.
2 Anna Margaretha Glueck b: Aug 04, 1729 Matzenbach Ger.
2 Anna Christiana Glueck b: July 29, 1731 Matzenbach Ger.
3 c/w-1 Johann Michael Glueck b: Feb 29, 1743/44 Matzenbach Ger.
w) Maria Elisabeth Christmann b: 1744
d: Oct 9, 1793 Hutschenhausen Ger.
m: Oct 17, 1769 Hutschenhausen Ger.
c Johann Nicolaus (Klick) b: Oct 12, 1770 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz Ger.
w) Maria Barbara Muller b: abt 1770
c Maria Elisabetha (Klick) b: Apr 30, 1772 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz Ger.
h) Theobald Biehl b: abt 1772
c Johann Philippe Peter (Klick) b: Aug 9, 1773 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz Ger.
c Philippina (Klick) b: Nov 15, 1774 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
c Johann Daniel (Klick) b: Apr 28, 1777 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
d: Jun 15, 1777 Matzenbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
c Georg Nicolaus (Klick) b: July 15, 1778 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz Ger.
w) Carolina Stemmler b: abt 1778
c Johann Michael (Klick) b: Sep 17, 1780 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
c Maria Eva (Klick) b: Mar 17, 1783 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
h) Johann Valentin Knechtel b: Jan 22, 1776 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
c/c Philipp Knechtel b: Dec 26, 1800 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
w)Maria Catharina Jung b: 1800
c/c Jean Jacques Knechtel b: Nov 22, 1802 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
w) Anna Eva Wild b: 1802
c/c Jacob Knechtel b: Nov 23, 1802 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
w) Eva Wild b: 1802
c/c Lisette Knechtel b: Jun 28, 1804 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
c/c Katherine Knechtel b: May 16, 1806 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
h)Danial Halberstadt b: 1806
c/c Marie Elizabeth Knechtel b: 1810 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
c/c Peter Knechtel b: Mar 30, 1811 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
w) Barbara Drum b: 1814 Berlin, Waterloo, Ontario Canada
c/c Marie Eve Knechtel b: Sept 19, 1812 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
c/c Anna Eve Knechtel b: Nov 13, 1814 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
h) Johann Adam Seegmuller b: Sept 5, 1807 Rieschweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
c/c Vallentin Knechtel b: Jan 2/12, 1816 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
w) Barbara Ruby b: 1817
c/c Daniel Knechtel b: July 23, 1817 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
w) Anna Eva Diebel b: 1819
c/c Maria Catherine Knechtel b: July 15, 1821 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
h) Adam Durst b: 1821
c/c Johann NIcholas Knechtel b: May 12, 1823 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
w) Margaret McMichael b: 1823
c/c Elisabeth Knechtel b: Oct 12, 1824 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
h) John Bechtel b: 1824
c/c Johann Wilhelm Knechtel b: Aug 6, 1828 Hutschenhausen, Pfalz, Bavaria, Ger.
w) Dorothea b: 1828
c Johann Jakob (Klick) b: Jan 22, 1785 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
c Elisabetha Katharina (Klick) b: June 9, 1787 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
h) Johann Peter Strauss b: abt 1787
c Elisabetha (Klick) b: Sep 17, 1789 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
c Johann Jakob (Klick) b: May 20, 1791 Hutschenhausen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Ger.
3 c/w-1 Maria Margaretha Glueck b: Sept 1, 1746 Matzenbach Germany
3 c/w-1 NJohann Nicholaus Glueck b: Sept 11, 1748 Matzenbach, Ger.
d: Oct 22, 1832 Click Fam Cem
w)Rebecca Elizabeth Harmon b: Oct 14, or Aug. 25, 1753 Germany
d: Oct 13, 1834 Click Fam. Cem
m: July 9, 1771 Pennsylvania
Johann Nicholas Click, Sr. shows up in the 1815 Rowan County, North Carolina Tax List of Capt. Tabb's Compy for the Year 1815. He is listed as having 1341 acres adjoining Richmond Pearson. [Danny A. McBee]
3 c/w-1Johann Jacob Glueck b: Mar 14, 1750/51Matzenbach Germany
3 c/w-1Johann Henrich Glueck b: May 19, 1754 Matzenbach Germany
3 c/w-2 Johann Philipp Glueck b: Sept 26, 1758 Matzenbach, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany
4 Johann Nicholas Gluck Jr. b: Oct 5, 1776 Queens Co MD
d: April 25, 1862 CFC?
w) Catherine Cope b: Oct 8, 1783
d: Oct 13, 1834 or Aug 25, 1844 CFC?
m: Oct 14, 1802
w/f George Philip Cope
I've seen numerous mentions of them being buried in the Click Family Cemtery. Although I did not see their grave in the CFC it may have been one of those unreadable stones at the sunken graves.
c Phillip Click b: Aug 16, 1803
c Magdalene (Polly) Click (never married) b: Sept 28, 1804
d: Apr 15, 1895
c Elizabeth (Rosa) Click
c Susannah (Susan) Click b: Aug 1, 1819
d: Mar 1864
4 Sophia Gluck (never married) b: April 01 (11th on gravestone?), 1778
d: May 16, 1813 Click Fam Cem
4 Daniel Harmon Gluck b: Oct 31, 1780
d: Dec 7, 1845 Click Fam Cem
He had an estate probated Soldier in War of 1812, Rowan County, 3rd Regiment. Through farming he aquired large land holdings on both sides of the Yadkin River as well as farms away from the river, aprox. 5000 acres in all. He was acclaimed to be the best farmer in the county and a highly respected man.
w) Anna Maria (Mary Ann) Ratts b: by 1785
d: Jan 25, 1840 (55 ys per grave stone CFC)
m: Mar 6, 1807
w/f Godfried Ratz
w/m Maria Margaretha Elisabetha Schwiessguth
Mary Ann came from pioneer German stock. The Rattz (Ratts) family
appears to have been wealthy land owners in Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
c Henry Harmon Click b: Dec 28, 1807
d: Feb 17, 1847
w) Sarah Owens (1814-1845)
c Mary Jane Click b: May 30, 1836 Rowan Co
h) Benjamin Rush Eaton b: Feb 27, 1836 Davie Co
d: April 11, 1914 Settlement AR
m: May 20, 1856
c Rebecca Click b: Jan 10 , 1810
d: June 9, 1845 (35 yrs per grave stone CFC)
c John Click b: Oct 27, 1811
d: Nov 16, 1873
w) Elizabeth Minola b: Dec 21, 1813
d: June 27, 1864
m: Nov 4, 1841
c John Nicholas Click b: Jan 15, 1814
d: July 27, 1880 (66 yrs per grave stone CFC)
w-1) Elizabeth (Eliza) Mandly b: Jan 29, 1821
d: Feb 17, 1847 Click Fam Cem
w-2) Susan A. Stoker b: June 21, 1825
d: Feb 26, 1852 Click Fam Cem
m: April 12, 1848
w-3?) Margaret E. Roberts m: Nov 13, 1855
Below are listed the children of a J. N. Click found in the old Click Cemetery with notations found on stones.
Infant of JN &Eliza d: June 10, 1815 ( 13 days old CFC)
Robert R (son of JN & SA) d: Nov 9, 1857? ( 8yrs 9 mons 16 days CFC)
Charlie A. (son of JN & ME) d: Sept 6, 1857 ( 1 yr 15 Days CFC)
Walter (son of JN & ME) d: May 18, 1860 ( 2 yrs 3 mons 18 days CFC)
There was another grave that could not be read beside of J.N. Clicks grave. All we could get was 3 mons 20 days off of that one.
c John Godfrey Click b: April 6, 1816
d: May 5, 1883 Olin NC
w) Margarette Amanda Graham m: Dec 19, 1854
c Mary Magdalene Click b: Mar 4, 1818
d: May 20, 1901Concord Ch
h) Joseph Wells Hodges b: Feb 27, 1817
d: Nov 16, 1856 Click Fam Cem
(I have a list of Mary and Josephs kids if anyone is interested.)
c Mary Elizabeth Click b: Feb 3, 1820
d: June 10, 1825 (5 yrs per grave stone CFC)
c Michael Click b: Dec 31, 1821
d: April 5, 1849 (27 yrs per grave stone CFC)
c Sophia Catherine Click b: Dec 23, 1823
d: Feb 1, 1892
h) Ezra Washington Tatum m: Dec 25, 1846
c Jesse Daniel Click b: Dec 10, 1825
d: Oct 8, 1902
w-1) Mary Parker Crump b: May 12, 1832
d: Mar 15, 1854
m: Nov 30, 1852
w-2) Jane Emeline b: Dec 17, 1834
d: Jan 30, 1868
m: April 13, 1858
4 Michael Gluck (Click) b: 1782 or 1790 Davie Co
d: April 1860 Click Fam Cem
w-1)Sarah Butler b: Abt. 1792
m: April 27, 1809
w/f) William Butler Sr.
w-2?) Clemetine Daniels b: 1833
4 Sarah Gluck b: June 01, 1783
d: May 10, 1845
h) Elisha Butler
m: April 2, 1814
4 John Gluck b: Oct 4, 1785
d: July 26, 1821
4 Jacob Gluck b: Dec 21, 1787
d: Feb 22, 1875 Washington Co IN
w) Margaret Ratts m: Jan 5, 1814 Davie Co
c Elizabeth Click b: May 17, 1815
c John Henry Click b: Mar 20, 1817
c Magdalena Click b: Oct 8, 1818
c Barbara Click b: Nov 8, 1820
4 Anna Maria Elizabeth Gluck b: April 25 or 26, 1792
d: July 8, 1883
h) married a Graves?
4 Rebecca Gluck b: Dec 22, 1794
5 Sarah (Sally) Click (never married) b: 1814
d: 1874 Jerusalem Ch Cem
5 Mary Ann Click b: Feb 16, 1816
h) Jacob Crim (Luth. Minister)
m: Oct 26, 1842
5 America Click (never married) b: Nov or Dec. 11, 1818
5 Cathrine (Caty) Click (never married) b: July 02, 1821
5 Clemmencia Clarisa Click b: May 25, 1823/25
d: Feb, 1892
h) Wilburn Foster Esquire b: Mar 2, 1826
m: Aug 28, 1851 Davie Co
5 Rebecca Click b: Abt. 1823
d: 1879 Jerusalem Ch Cem
h) Calton W Bessent (Baptist Min.) b: Nov 5, 1814
d: May 10, 1877 Jerusalem Ch Cem
5 William Elisha Click (never married) b: May 23, 1825
5 John Nicholas Click b: Jan 15, 1827
d: Aug 3, 1918 Jerusalem Ch Cem
w-1)Rebecca Cheshire b: 1832 Jerusalem
d: 1855 Jerusalem Ch Cem
m: Jan 17, 1853
w-2) P - Amelia (Millie) Elvira (Elvina) Eaton b: Oct 25, 1841
d: Aug 26, 1930 Jerusalem Ch Cem
m: Jan 3, 1864
5 Margaret A. Click b: 1828
h) Samuel Barnes
m: Aug 16, 1848
5 Michael Click b: June 01, 1827/30
d: Dec 23/24, 1919 Jerusalem Ch Cem
w-1)Sarah Clementine Daniel
w-2)Amelia (Milly) J. Snyder b: Jan 1830 Mocksville, (stone has 1832)
d: 1877 Jerusalem Ch Cem
m: Mar 23, 1854
At the Jerusalem Ch Cem, beside of Amelia Snyder Click, there was two more Click graves. I'm not sure where they go but am putting them with Amelia in case they were her children.
Jesse A. Click b: May 23, 1866
d: June 15, 1869 Jerusalem Ch Cem
Mary J. Click b: June 25, 1871
d: Dec 15, 1872 Jerusalem Ch Cem
5 Angenetta (Annetta) Click (never married) b: 1831
d: Aug 1879 Jerusalem Ch Cem
6 c/w-1 John William Click (never married) b: 1854
d: April 26, 1935 Jerusalem Ch Cem
6 c/w-2 Frances Beltchasser ? b: Sept 28, 1862
(not shown elsewhere)
6 c/w-2 Finnell (Finley) B. Click b: 1864
6 c/w-2 Salliee (Sally) Click b: April 19, 1868
h) W R Koontz m: May 22, 1882/87
6 c/w-2 Albert A Click b: May 7, 1871
(Though marriage records show an Albert Click married to a Kate Fowler on Jan 1, 1884, Aunt Kate reports that Kate Fowler was a black slave. And though she did marry an Albert, it was not our Albert. Could have been a case where slaves took on the last names of their owner?)
6 c/w-2 P - Susan (Sudie) May Click b: Oct 25, 1874 Davie Co
d: May 8, 1952 Jerusalem Ch Cem
h) P - William Allen Langston b: Mar 31, 1861 Davie Co
d: Mar 15, 1927 Jerusalem Ch Cem
m: Aug 6, 1896
6 c/w-2 Edith (Edie) A. Click b: Dec 18, 1877
h) C F Grubbs m: Nov 28, 1901
6 c/w-2 Charles (Charlie) Click b: May 11, 1865
d: Jan 30, 1877
6 c/w-2 Un-named Twins b: May 12, 1882
d: May 13 and 20 of 1882
6 c/w-2 P - Sidney Francis Click b: Dec 22, 1886
7 P - Ray Levering Langston (never married) b: Nov 18, 1897
d: May 21, 1920 Jerusalem Ch Cem
7 P - Sarah Ethel Langston b: June 4, 1899
d: Mar 6, 1983
h) Ray Alicen Thompson
7 Allen Wooley Langston (Y2 US Navy) b: Mar 12, 1901
d: Aug 21, 1972 Jerusalem Ch Cem
w) Susan ?
7 P - Mabel Amelia Langston b: Mar 20, 1903
d: Feb 26, 1986
h) Marion A. Andrews
7 Tobitha Mae Langston b: June 17, 1905
d: June 28, 1976 Rose Cem Mocksville
h) Fred Crotts
7 Kate Loreen Langston b: Mar 17, 1907
h) P - Willard Egbert Foster b: Mar 5, 1906
d: June 10, 2000
7 Hettie Lee Langston b: May 2, 1909
d: Dec 1, 1997 Jerusalem Ch Cem
h) Erskine X. Heatherly b: Feb 23, 1909
d: June 8, 1997 Jerusalem Ch Cem
7 Charlie Cashwell Langston (twin) b: Jan 22, 1911
d: April 10, 1936
w) Vauda Merrell (2nd Husband was a Minor)
7 Willie Wingate Langston (twin) b: Jan 22, 1911
d: June 6, 1993
w-1) Thelma Barnes
w-2) Polly Wood Cline
d: July 7, 1997
7 Ruby King Langston b: Feb 24, 1913
h) Mitchell Odell Foster b: Aug 23, 1907
d: Nov 25, 1975 Fork Bapt Ch Cem
m: Nov 29, 1929 York SC
7 Dallas Swaim Langston b: Jan 16, 1916
w) P - Edith Bawls
7 Joe Henry Langston b: May 13, 1917
w) Grace Smith?
7 P - Madge Grace Langston b: May 22, 1919
h-1) Gray Grubb (divorced)
h-2) Bill Brandon
I colored my links Wine... in here underlining does not neccessarily mean a link.
P = When you see a wine colored "P" click to take you to a pic page for the individual
? = Unsure of ... or Unknown
CFC = Click Family Cemetery
Co = County
i: = immigration date
b: = birth
d: = death
m: = married
c = child
c/c = child's child
w) = wife
h) = husband
w/f) = wife's father
w/m = wife's mother
h/f = husbands father
h/m = husbands mother
w/f/f = wife's father's father
w/f/m = wife's father's mother
h/f/f = husband's father's father
h/f/m = husband's father's mother
abt = about, usually an educated guess from information acquired
Unless otherwise noted Cemeteries are found in Davie Co. NC. Unless unknown.
"The Heritage of Rowan County, North Carolina" - ?
"A Concise History of Fork Baptist Church" - Wilson Merrell
"History of Davie County" -Wall
Records also used from Register of Deeds Office in both Davie and Rowan Counties.
Various genealogy sites on the Internet.
Library resources include: Marriage Records, Birth Records, Census Records and genealogy records from Davie and Rowan Counties.
Some notes came from other individuals doing research on Family Line. Like I personally have never seen the Wyatt Bible, the Foster Bible or the Eaton Bible that some of these notes are reported to come from.
On Grandpa Odell's side:
Odell's Fathers side:
Foster line represents Odell's Fathers Fathers line.
Owens/Caudle is Odell's Fathers Mothers line (Caudle is her Father). I haven't found much on the Caudles. I did however find bunches on Odell's Fathers Mothers Mothers line (Owens). So even if you are suppose to do the male lines once you get that far back I had to do this one since I had found so much. Hence they are combined. But you see what I mean about getting confusing? LOL
Odell's Mothers side:
Zimmerman is Odell's Mothers Fathers Line. I could call this Zimmerman/Shutt as well. Because the mother of this line (Odell's Mother's Mother) was a Shutt but I haven't found much on her yet so again, I just included what I did have on this one.
On Grandma Ruby's side:
Ruby's Fathers side:
Langston is Ruby's Fathers Fathers line. I haven't found a thing on Rubys Fathers Mothers yet. I'd welcome any help on this one!
Ruby's Mothers side:
Click is Ruby's Mothers Fathers line.
Eaton is Ruby's Mothers Mothers line.