Sassaman Ancestors

The surname Sassmannshausen derives from the small village Sassmannshausen, today part of Bad Laasphe, District of Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, about 60 miles east of Cologne. The village was first mentioned in a document called "Bickensches Mannbuch" in 1344, a register of properties of the noble family von Bicken.

Sassmannshausen as a family name occurred around 1600. Today the name has been shortened to Sassaman.

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Generation No. 1

JOHAN PETER SASSMANNSHAUSEN was born August 7, 1653 in Ruppershausen, Germany and died in Germany. He married ANNA ELIZABETH WEBER. She was born November 15, 1657 in Rueppershausen, Germany.

Child of JOHAN PETER SASSMANNSHAUSEN and ANNA ELIZABETH WEBER is:

  1. ANNA CATHARINA SASSAMANHAUSEN, b. January 9, 1680/81
  2. JOHAN GILBERT SASSAMANHAUSEN, b. September 27, 1682
  3. HERMAN MANNUS SASSAMANHAUSEN, b. October 7, 1683
  4. JOHN GILBERT SASSAMANHAUSEN, b. March, 1684
  5. SUSANNA SASSAMANHAUSEN, b. May 29, 1687
  6. ANNA JULIANNA SASSAMANHAUSEN, b. November 14, 1688
  7. JOHAN GEORGE SASSAMANHAUSEN, b. August 13, 1691
  8. HANS HEINRICH SASSAMANHAUSEN, b. September 2, 1692
  9. JOST HEINRICH SASSAMANHAUSEN, b. April, 1696, Germany
  10. JOHANNES SASSAMANHAUSEN, b. July 18, 1700, Germany

Generation No. 2

JOST HEINRICH SASSMANNSHAUSEN (JOHAN PETER SASSMANNSHAUSEN1) was born April 1696 in Germany and died September 5, 1767 in Maxatawny, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married 1) ANNA KATHARINA STRACH, September 17, 1717, in Germany. She was born March 1700/01 in Amtshausen, Wittgenstein, Germany and died before 1753 in Maxatawny, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married 2) PETRONELLA.

Notes for JOST HEINRICH SASSMANNSHAUSEN
Arrived in Philadelphia before 1730 and was naturalized between 1729-1730. He was listed as "Hausman in Bohls" in Berghaisen, Germany in 1725. Announcement in a Philadelphia newspaper on November 16, 1747, declaring he was in Maxatawny.

Children of JOST HEINRICH SASSMANNSHAUSEN and ANNA KATHARINA STRACH are:

  1. ANNA ELISABETH SASSAMANNSHAUSEN, b. November 20, 1719, Berghausen, Germany; m. PHILIP PENS
  2. JOHANN GEORGE SASSAMANNSHAUSEN, b. October 30, 1722, Berghausen, Germany; d. March 12, 1793, Maxatawny, Berks County, Pennsylvania; m. BARBARA
  3. ANDREAS SASSAMANNSHAUSEN, b. December 20, 1725, Berghausen, Germany; d. December 7, 1804, Pennsylvania; m. ANNA ELIZABETH HOMRIGHAUSEN
  4. ANNA JULIANNA SASSAMANNSHAUSEN, b. about 1727, Berghausen, Germany; d. after 1767; m. BERNHARD SCHNEIDER
  5. HENRY SASSAMANNSHAUSEN, b. about 1729, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; d, March 15, 1783, North Carolina; m. ELIZABETH
  6. CATHERINE SASSAMANNSHAUSEN, b. April 14, 1732, Maxatawny, Berks County, Pennsylvania; d. August 20, 1809, Reading, Pennsylvania; m. HENRY VANDERSLICE
  7. DOROTHEA SASSAMANNSHAUSEN, b. December 8, 1737, Pennsylvania; d. after 1767; m. JOHN JACOB HERBER
  8. SOPHIA SASSAMANNSHAUSEN, b. July 11, 1739, Pennsylvania; d. April 18, 1808; d. April 18, 1808, Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania; m. CHRISTIAN RICHSTEIN
  9. MARIA GERTRAUT "GERTRUDE" SASSAMANNSHAUSEN, b. 1741, Pennsylvania; d. after 1767; m. JOHANNES SIEGFRIED
  10. JACOB SASSAMANNSHAUSEN, b. May 11, 1746, Pennsylvania; d. April 28, 1789, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; m. CATHERINE PEARSON

Generation No. 3

JOHANN GEORGE SASSAMAN (JOST HEINRICH SASSMANNSHAUSEN2) was born October 30, 1722 in Berghausen, Germany and died March 12, 1793 in Maxatawny, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married BARBARA.

Child of JOHANN GEORGE SASSAMAN and BARBARA is:

  1. HENRY SASSAMAN, b. 1745, Maxatawny, Berks County, Pennsylvania

ANDREAS SASSAMAN (JOST HEINRICH SASSMANNSHAUSEN2) was born December 20, 1725 in Berghausen, Germany and died December 7, 1804 in Maxatawny, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He married ANNA ELIZABETH GERTRAUT HOMRIGHAUSEN. She was born January 3, 1723 in Diedenshausen, Germany and died May 3, 1795 in Maxatawny, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Children of ANDREAS SASSAMAN and ANNA ELIZABETH GERTRAUT HOMRIGHAUSEN are:

  1. JOHAN HEINRICH "HENRY" SASSAMAN, b. June 12, 1751
  2. MARIA GERTRAUT SASSAMAN, b. April 4, 1754
  3. MARIA MAGDALENA SASSAMAN, b. December 12, 1756; d. 1833; m. REV. JOHANN HEINRICH HELFFRICH
  4. JACOB SASSAMAN, b. September 4, 1764; d. September 16, 1826, Maxatawny, Berks County, Pennsylvania; m. MARIA GRIM
  5. CATHARINA SASSAMAN, b. 1767

JACOB SASSAMAN (JOST HEINRICH SASSMANNSHAUSEN2) was born May 11, 1746 in Berks County, Pennsylvania and died April 28, 1789 in Buck County, Pennsylvania. He married CATHERINE PEARSON.

Children of JACOB SASSAMAN and CATHERINE PEARSON are:

  1. JACOB SASSAMAN, b. May 11, 1768
  2. ELIZABETH SASSAMAN, b. January 9, 1770
  3. UNKNOWN SON, b. June 25, 1772; d. September 19, 1774
  4. GEORGE HEINRICH SASSAMAN, b. November 17, 1774; d. June 13, 1797
  5. ANNA CATHERINE SASSAMAN, b. November 6, 1776; m. MICHAEL DECK
  6. LAURENCE SASSAMAN, b. April 7, 1779
  7. MARY MARGARET SASSAMAN, b. July 18, 1781; d. February 14, 1851; m. JOHN LIGHTCAP
  8. SARAH SASSAMAN, b. November 10, 1783; m. CONRAD KOHL
  9. JOHN SASSAMAN, b. January 5, 1786; m. ELIZABETH
  10. SAMUEL SASSAMAN, b. July 26, 1788; d. September 3, 1801
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