Wohlben Family


Maria Catharina Wohlben married Johann Henrich Spohn on 20 feb 1711. According to Henry Z. Jones Jr., her earliest known ancestor was Peter Wolleben, a locksmith at St. Johann, Saarbrucken, probably born about 1580. Clippings from the Jones book "The Palatine Families of New York 1710" regarding Wohleben history are shown below. Notice that Maria Catharina's grandfather, Johann Paulua Wolleben was a pastor and teacher. And that the baptisim of Maria Catharina's father Walrath was sponsored by Walrad, Count of Nassau-Saarbrucken.