Yes, German immigrants were slaveholders, too.
Please note that since this post was published, I have discovered that these Shaws are not, in fact, my ancestors. However, I have left the post online for anyone else who may find it to be useful to their research. Whenever I find a slave holder in the family, I try to post as much … Continue reading Slaves Held by the Shaw Family of Sumner County, Tennessee
Casper Surber was born or baptized on 5 March 1719 in Switzerland.He married Barbara Merkj, and shortly afterwards, on 18 April 1741 left from the German-speaking parish of Schoefflisdorf in Oberwenigen (near Zurich) for "Carolina." Caspar and Barbara may have been Mennonites or other religious dissidents such as Anabaptists, as these formed the majority of Swiss emigrants.They … Continue reading Caspar Surber (Sarver) and Barbara Merkj
Source: Circuit Court Botetourt Co., Va Will Book A, Pg. 148 Written: January 15, 1782 Recorded: February 1782 In the Name of God Amen I Casper Sarver of Botetourt County and province of Virginia Yeoman being very sick and weak of imperfect health of body but of perfect mind and Memory thanks be given unto … Continue reading Will of Casper Sarver, of Botetourt County, Virginia, 15 January 1782