Descendants of Johannes Diedricks
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Generation #3

Margaret (2Johannes, 1Johannes) Diedricks of South Carolina

Margaret Diedricks was christened 9/14/1741 in Orangeburg Co SC. And while still an infant, her father died.

Without a doubt, John's death at such a young age was traumatic for the family. Margaret's mother, Agnes, was a young widow with two infant daughters. Sometime after 1742, Agnes married George Giessendanner, Jr., the nephew of Rev. Hans Ulrich Giessendanner and brother of Rev. John Giessendanner. So, Margaret grew up in the Giessendanner home until George's death in 1751.

Again, the young widow with young daughters remarried. On 2/2/1752 Agnes married Peter Roth, widower of sister-in-law Anna Diedricks. And, Margaret grew up on the Roth Plantation. Evidently, Peter was fond of his stepdaughter; as he left land to her in his 1760 will.

Margaret's mother, Agnes, died 3/25/1758. And, Margaret married shortly thereafter. Sometime before 5/1759 in Orangeburg Dist. SC, Margaret married Jacob Hutto b. c. 1733 Old Berkley Co (Orangeburg Co) SC. Jacob had been the husband of Margaret Tshudy, who was recorded in the Giessendanner Record of First Communion, Whitsuntide 6/3/1753 and is believed to have died. Evidence for this marriage comes from the 1759 will for Grandfather Johannes Diedricks which states his "Beloved grand daughter Margaret now the wife of Jacob Hottow of Orangeburg."

In 1762 Jacob and Margaret purchased land out at 4 Holes Swamp Jacob and Margaret are enumerated in the 1790 Orangeburg Dist. SC Census. One adult male is also enumerated who could be son Jacob, Jr.

Jacob is found in the 1800 Orangeburg Co SC Census. However, the female found with him would have been born after 1775. Information from the censuses indicates that Margaret died before 1800, and possibly Jacob remarried. Jacob is believed to have died after 1800 in Orangeburg Co SC.

1741 Sept. 14 baptized privately Anna Maria Margaretta Diedricks, leg. child of Mr. Johannes Diedricks and his wife, Sponsors Henry Wuertzer, Peter Hurger, Margret Koenig, formerly Hessig, and Margareta Laehryig, formerly Bodenerig. (Rev. Giessendanner) 
E˘dem Die et Loc˘ (The same day and place) Isaac, Son of Charles & Anne Hottow; born 23d. of March 1758.
Suret: Isaac Hottow, Simon Yonn, and Margaret Dietrick.
(Rev. Giessendanner) 
Charleston Will Book RR 1767-1771, p. 298:
Will of Hans Dietrick. Hans Dietrick left his estate to his widow Anna. Residual legatees were :
Beloved grand daughter Margaret now the wife of Jacob Hottow of Orangeburg
Ex: Peter Roth. Wit: Samuel Luther, George Frazler, John Endel.
Signed 15 May 1759, proven 3 Mar 1769.
1760 On Sunday Feb. 24, in Orangeburgh Church. Baptized Anna, daughter of Jacob and Dorothy Tshudy; born Feb. 17, 1760. Suret: Simon Yonn, Margaret wife of Jacob Hottow, and Anna wife of Charles Hottow. (Rev. Giessendanner).
Charleston Will Book 1757-1760, p. 282:
Will of Peter Roth. Peter left his estate to surviving sons Peter and Matthias (of first-wife Anna Dietrich), and also left a bequest to "Margaret, now wife of Jacob Hottow, dau. of my late wife [Agnes], deceased." He identified himself as a millwright and house carpenter of Orangeburg.
Signed 26 Mar 1760, proven 2 Apr 1760.
Land Purchase in Four Holes Swamp. Plat 7:261; Memorial 14:250:
3/5/1762 Jacob, Isaac Jr., and Benjamin purchased from brother Charles 250 acres at Deer Hill.
Jacob Hutto put in a claim for 41 days of service in the SC Militia and on 2 Dec 1785 signed a receipt for the interest on the indent claim. On 16 Jan. Mrs. Hannah Hutto used the indent claim to purchase land.
Males Born
# Hutto Females # Hutto
18+   2 Jacob
Jacob, Jr.


1 Margaret
17- 1778 0  


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