The Pflug Family - Kay's Family History and Genealogy

Kay's Family History and Genealogy

The Pflug Family

of Oberbetschdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany Oberbetschdorf,
Bas-Rhin, Alsace, and Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Balthasar Pflug resided Bef. May 01, 1787, in Rott, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. He married Susanna Zimmermann.

Child of Balthasar and Susanna (Zimmermann) Pflug is:
Georg Phillip

Georg Phillip Pflug (1763-1832) was born December 26, 1763 in Rott, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, and died January 05, 1832 in Germany. He married Anna Christina Klick May 01, 1787 in Obersbetchdorf, Elsass-Lothringen, Germany, daughter of Johann Klick and Maria Kurtz.

Children of George Phillip and Anna Christina (Klick) Pflug are:
George Jacob , George Heinrich, Philip Heinrich, Georg Frederich, Eva Margaretha, Eva Dorothea, and Georg Frederich.

George Jacob Pflug (1789-1850) was born 1789 in Oberbetschdorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, and died July 1850 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. He married sometime before 1808 in Oberbetschdorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, Eva Dorothea Marzolph who was born 1784 in Oberbetschdorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, and died 1864 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

George Pflug, a cabinet maker and carpenter in his native town of Oberbetschdorf, emigrated to America on March 16,1830 with his entire family. After a voyage of sixty-four days they landed in Baltimore, Md., on June 9,1830. They traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by means of a six-horse team, arriving on July 4,1830 and George obtained employment in a nail factory.

When he landed in that city he had $100.00 in his pocket but by hard and conscientious work, in September of the year 1830, he was able to buy forty acres of wild land in Marion Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, at a cost of $135.00. In the fall he moved his family onto the property, and built a log house.

The next year, leaving his family at home he went to Phillipsburgh (Now Monaca), Beaver County, Pennsylvania, and worked at boat building for a man named Phillips, continuing in this line of work for three years.

In 1833, he erected a small house at Freedom, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, which was the first home built in that town, and sold his first purchase in Marion Township at a price of $1,100.00. He then bought another property in Marion Township which was all timberland, but by the time his death it was mostly cleared. He lived here for the remainder of his life and at the time of his death in July 1850 owned one hundred and forty acres.

Children of George Jacob and Eva Dorothea (Marzolph) Pflug are:
Barbara, Philip, Eva Dorothea, Magdalena, Margaretha Salome , Jacob, Mary and Frederick.

Margaretha Salome Pflug (1813-1897) daughter of George Jacob and Eva Dorothea (Marzolph) Pflug married in Pennsylvania, July 30, 1833, Jakob Schoene (1813-1886). They resided in Marion Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania and later in Zelienople, Butler County, Pennsylvania.

Please see The Schaney (Schoene) Family page for their family and descendants.


I have additional information on these Beaver County families, including more on the brother and descendants of George Jacob Pflug, if you have a connection, Contact me.


  1. Clear, Helen G.; Schmidt, Gladys G; Winne, Mae H., Naturalizations of Beaver Co. PA 1804-1840 , (Publishers of Beaver County Records, 1987)
  2. Ziegler, Gertrude Mohlin, St. Paul's German Lutheran and Reformed Church, Confirmation, Baptism, Marriage and Death Records (1821-1906) , (Zelienople, Butler County, Pennsylvania, 1987)
  3. Author Unknown, The Life of Jacob Pflug , Typewritten essay in PFLUG folder, Resource & Research Center for Beaver County, Beaver Falls, PA
  4. Young, Catherine (McFadden), Oberbetschdorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France - Civil Records , (Records cited, 1998)
  5. History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania 1888 , (Philadelphia and Chicago; A. Warner & Co. Publishers, 1888.)
  6. Huggins, Jane Elizabeth Horner, Ancestors of Daniel Pflug and Elizabeth Goettman Pflug , (1998).

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