Wagner, Catharina

Birth Name Wagner, Catharina
Nick Name Caty
Gender female
Age at Death more than 75 years, 7 months, 10 days


a sister of the Rev. Tobias Wagner one of the original founders of the German Reform Church in Pennsylvania.

"“The good ship Lydia sailed from Rotterdam 19 Aug 1742. A law had been passed that all ships to America had to first touch in England, so our Captain James Abercrombie sailed from Rotterdam to Deal, England, which had no harbor, so ships anchored off-shore and the captain used the ship’s boat to go ashore. On the second day at sea, our ‘pfarrar’, Rev. Tobias Wagner, held the first Sabbath service at sea. The captain had decided to go “north about” which would take us north of the British Isles. We had to “tack” frequently as the winds were generally blowing from the northwest. We kept well off the shore of England and Scotland. “Captain Abercrombie kept well off the shore of the Hebrides Islands as he neared the 60th parallel, then headed southwest, also keeping well off the coast of Ireland. The crew took frequent “soundings” because these were “shoal” waters that were not too deep. On the ninth day at sea, a Sabbath, Rev. Wagner told us the story of Jonah from the Old Testament and contrasted us as being “cast away at sea and under the protection of God, our Father.”"


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1740-05-22 Gonningen, Württemberg, Germany    
Death after 1816      
Event Note

"Caty Huffines, widow" in Daniel Huffines estate papers, 1816.

Odd appearance of "Catherine Huffines" b.1780 TN in 1850 Census Peter Forkum and Margaret Huffines hh. Might be her except birthdate and birthplace are wrong.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Wagner, Tobias II
         Wagner, Catharina 1740-05-22 after 1816
    Brother     Wagner, Tobias


Family of Hoffheintz, Johann Daniel and Wagner, Catharina

Married Husband Hoffheintz, Johann Daniel ( * 1736-05-26 + 1816-08-16 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1759 Lancaster, PA Marriage of Hoffheintz, Johann Daniel and Wagner, Catharina  

Daniel and Catharina had at least eight children, and possibly as many as twelve. (In addition to the eight known children and one suspected child, there were three female children listed in Daniel and Catharina's household in the early censuses of Surry/Stokes counties, North Carolina that have yet to be identified.)

Name Birth Date Death Date
Huffhines, Johannes (John)1772-08-041840
Hufhines, Philip1778-05-261821
Hufhines, Jacobabout 1780after 1860
Hufhines, Daniel B?17871869
Huffhines, Adam17881860
Hufhines, Margaret1788between 1879 and 1880
Huffhines, Williambetween 1790 and 1800before 1850
Huffhines, Edwardabout 17941800