Johann Peter Wollever (Wohleben) (Wellliver)

Born:Jan 28 1677 In:  Bacharach, Mainz-Bingen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Died:Circa 1730 (at age ‎~53‏)In:  Greenwich, Amwell Twp, Hunterdon Co., New Jersey, USA

Immediate family

Agnes Wollever (Wohleben) (born Odenheimer)
His wife
Anna Maria Wollever (Wohleben)
His daughter
Anna Margaretha Wolleben
His daughter
Johann Jacob (Peter) Wollever (Wohleben)
His son
Johann Peter Wollever (Wohleben)
His son
Elizabeth Catharina Wolleben
His daughter
Anna Rosina Wollever (Wohleben) (born Forster)
His wife
Johann Heinrich Wollever (Wohleben) (Wellliver)
His son
Susanne Wollever (Wohleben) (Wellliver)
His daughter
Anna Barbara Wollever (Wohleben) (Wellliver)
His daughter
Catherine Elizabeth Wollever (Wohleben) (Wellliver)
His daughter
Anna Maria Wollever (Wohleben) (Wellliver)
His daughter
Johann Peter Wollever (Wohleben) (Wellliver)
His son
Abram Wollever (Wohleben) (Wellliver)
His son
Wallrath Wohleben (Wollever)
His father
Anna Catharina Wohleben (Wollever) (born Bauman)
His mother
Anna Elisabetha Froelich (born Wohleben (Wollever))
His sister
<Private> Wohleben (Wollever)
His sibling


Johann Peter, baptized as Hans Peter January 28, 1677, sponsors: Hans Peter Bauman and Anna Elisabeth, daughter of Arnd Kramer (Bacharach Reformed Church). Johann Peter Wolleben, baker at Roxheim and son of Wallrab Wolleben, citizen at Bacharach, married Agnes, daughter of Niclas Odenheimer, July 9, 1697 (Langenlonsheim Church). Wolleben, his wife, and 5 children, were all on Captain Johan Rannel's ship in the third party of Palatines in Holland in 1709 (Rotterdam Lists). John Wollebe aged 33, his wife, sons aged 8 and 5, and daughters aged 10, 4, and 1, baker, were in the third arrivals in England later that year. (London Lists) Peter Wolleben made his first appearance on the Hunter Lists July 4, 1710 with 2 persons over 10 years and 2 persons under 10 years of age. The family was registered with 3 persons over 10 and 2 under 10 years, October 4, 1710; 2 persons over 10 years and 3 under 10 on June 24, 1711; 4 persons over 10 and 1 under 10 on September 29, 1711; and 5 persons over 10 and 1 under 10 December 24, 1711. The cumulative December 24, 1711 entry showed 2 persons over 10 years. Peter Wolleben: 1 man, 1 lad aged 9-15 years, 1 boy aged 8 years and under, 1 woman, and 1 maid aged 9-15 years, were in Ulster County in 1710/11 (West Camp Census). Johon Petter Wollefen (Wollnfon?) was naturalized 8 and 9 September 1715 (Kingston Naturalizations). Peter Wolleben and Anna Rossina with 5 children were enrolled (next to Stephan Frolich and Anna Elisabetha) at Beckmansland about 1716/17 (Simmendinger Register). Peiter Wouleben made his initial appearance on North Ward rolls in 1717/18 and contin ued to be recorded until 1723/24 (Dutchess County Tax Lists). Peter Woollever was a freeholder of Amwell in 1741 (Hunterdon County Freeholders). He probably was the Pitter Woolever who signed the Articles of Order and Discipline of the German Reformed Church of Amwell, December 1, 1749 (HJ). The Children of Johann Peter and his first wife Agnes were..." (Henry Z. Jones, The Palatine Families of New York, A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710; 1985, Universal City, California; pages 1108-1109)

"Johan Peter Wolieben (Woolever or Wooliever), original immigrant, arrived at Governor's Island, New York, June 10, 1710 on ship LYON having left England on December 29, 1709 and from Rotterdam on June 13, 1709 as part of the third immigration from the Palantine. Settled first at Beekman's Landing, West Camp, New York on October 4, 1710. Born 1674 at Bacharach on the Rhine, the son of Wallrath Wohlleben. Died in Greenwich, Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey about 1730. Married Anna Rossina in Germany." (Eva Willever Gares, Willever Genealogy [including reprint of The History of the Ancestors and Descendants of the Woolever Family, 1957, by Raymond Grant Woolever]; 1977, Harmony Press, Harmony, New Jersey; page 27)

"Johan Peter Wohleben was baptized January 28, 1677 at Bracharach on the Rhine, son of Walrath and Anna (Bauman) Wolleben. (The surname Wohelben means 'well-liver,' or one who enjoys a good life; it was given a variety of spellings in English.) Johann bcame a baker by trade, married Agnes Odenheimer, and had six children between 1699 and 1709. In 1709 his father and he joined the mass migration of some 2800 'Palatines' (Protestant refugees) to America on ten ships, by way of Rotterdam and London; his father, his first wife and three of his children died enroute. Johan Peter settled in upstate New York." (W. M. Baillie, A History of Madison Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania; 2005, Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; page 146)

Peter Wolleben; Palatine Heads of Families from Governor Hunter's Ration Lists, June 1710 to September 1714, Compiled from the records in London and presented to the descendants of the Palatines by Boyd Ehle. (Lou D. MacWethy, The Book of Names, Especially Relating to The Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley; 1933, The Enterprise and News St. Johnsville, New York)

Father: Wallrath WOLLEBEN b: ABT 1648 in Germany

Mother: Anna Catharina BAUMAN b: ABT 1658 in Bacharach, Mainz-Bingen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Marriage 1 Agnes ODENHEIMER •Married: 09 JUL 1697 in Germany

Children 1. Anna Maria WOOLEVER b: ABT 1698 in Germany

2. Anna Margaretha WOOLEVER b: ABT 1699 in Germany

3. Johann Jacob WOOLEVER b: ABT 1701 in Roxheim, Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

4. Peter WOOLEVER b: 1703 in Bacharach, Mainz-Bingen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

5. Elisabetha Catharina WOOLEVER b: ABT 1706 in Germany

6. daughter WOOLEVER b: 1709 in Bacharach, Mainz-Bingen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Marriage 2 Anna Rosina FORSTER •Married: BEF 1711

•Name: Johann Peter Wohleben Or WELLIVER 1

•Sex: M

•Birth: ABT 28 JAN 1676/77 in Bacharach, Rhineland-Pfalz, GY

•Death: ABT 1730 in Greenwich, Amwell Twsp, Hunterdon Co, NJ


Peter Williever and Anna Rossina came from Germany in 1710 and settled in the Ringoes area of Hunterdon county by 1721. Peter's 2nd son, Peter, moved his own family (wife and 9 kids) to the Mansfield Woodhouse area in then Sussex Co. NJ in 1755. It is my understanding that that is how the Willever, Woolever, Wooliever families began in that area.

Described as a "Baker at Roxheim, son of Walrab Wolleben, Citizen at Bachrach."

Baptized as Hans Peter 28 Jan 1677

Father: Wahlrath WOHLEBEN b: 16 OCT 1648 in Nassau, Rheinland, Preussen, Germany or Saarbrucken, GY

Mother: Anna Catharina BAUMANN b: 28 JAN 1657/58 in Hocheim

Marriage 1 Anna Rosina FORESTER b: ABT 1681 in Bacharach, GY •Married: JUN 1709 in Germany

Children 1. Abram Wohleben WELLIVER

2. Catharina Elizabetha WOHLEBEN b: JAN 1717/18 c: 12 JAN 1717/18 in West Camp by Rev. Joshua Kocherthal

3. Johann Heinrich WOHLEBEN b: BEF 04 NOV 1711 in NY c: 04 NOV 1711 in Kingston reformed church, NY

4. Anna Barbara WOLLEBEN b: JAN 1715/16

5. Anna Maria WOLLEBEN b: OCT 1720 c: 23 OCT 1720 in West Camp by Rev. Joshua Kocherthal

6. Johnn Peter WOLLEBEN b: ABT 1722 in Hunterdon, NJ

7. Susanna WOLLEBEN b: DEC 1713

Marriage 2 Agnes ODENHEIMER b: ABT 1680 in Langenlonsheim, Rocksheim, GY •Married: 09 JUL 1697 in Langenlonsheim Church, Rocksheim, Germany

Children 1. Anna Margaretha WOLLEBEN b: 22 NOV 1699

2. Anna Maria WOLLEBEN b: 09 MAR 1697/98

3. Elizabeth Catharina WOLLEBEN b: 30 MAY 1706 in Roxheim, GY

4. Johann Jacob WOOLEVER b: 20 NOV 1701 in Langenlonsheim, Hesse, Germany

5. Johann Peter WOOLEVER b: 03 FEB 1703/04 in Roxheim, Bacharach on the Rhine, GY

Sources: 1.Title: "Stewart J.A.Woolever Jr"


"Stewart J.A.Woolever Jr" , "Stewart J.A.Woolever Jr" .

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