Descendants of First Wüst

Eighth Generation


86. Johann "Jacob" Wuest 1, 2 (Johann "Michael" [Hanss Michel] Wuest , Johannes Wuest , Samuel Jr. Wuest , Samuel , Jacob , Heinrich , First ) was born 3, 4 on 12/14/1745 in Erlenbach, Kandel, Pfalz, Bayern. He was christened on 12/16/1745 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. Johann was christened on 12/16/1745 in Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern.

[Harold M Wiest.FTW]

Message #98 Thursday, November 30, 2000
Subject: Meaning of surname Wiest

Posted by: Bruce T. Hall
Message:
Sorry to disapoint you, but "Wiest" (or Wüst, in German) doesn't mean"crazy" or "mean." In keeping with 15th century German naming practices,in Old German,"Wüst" as a cognomen means "desert," or more precisely"wilderness" in the Biblical sense. The first German Wüsts identifi ablecome from the Village of Dierbach in the Duchy of Zweibrucken,Rhein-Pfalz. The area surrounding Dierbach satisfies the deffinition of"wilderness" in two senses: (1) it was a wooded, mountainous region inthe 15th century; and (2) it was an area devistated by a couple ofhundred years of war as the French (the invaders) and Germanic (theliberators) Armies waged b attle after battle in that region.

German surnames were not just arbitrarily chosen. When the edict wasgiven that individuals m ust assume surnames, strict rules wereestablished for the selection of such names. For "tru e Germans," therewere but three choices: (1) Assume a name related to the trade oroccupatio n of the head of the household. Thus the Bauers (farmers),Zimmermans (carpenters), Schäffers (shepards), etc. (2) Assume a namerelated to the place where the family lived. Thus the Schankweilers(weiler = village), the Lingelbachs (bach = stream), the Frankfurters,etc. Or, ( 3) Assume a surname that was based on being "the son of onewhose father's given name was . This was done by adding the prefix "Von"to the father's given name. Thus the Von Brauns, the Von Eulers, or theVon Furstenberges (this being an example of a combination of the latertwo practices (i.e., son of the man from Furstenberg).

Finally, the Old german word for "camel" was "Wüstschiff" -- literally"ship of the desert.


Johann Jacob WUEST
Sex: M

Event(s):
Christening: 16 Dec 1745
Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern

Parents:
Father: Johann Michael WUEST
Mother: Marie Jenne


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Johann married Eva Catharina Runk 1, 2, 3 on 9/22/1772 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. Eva was born 4, 5, 6 about 1752 in Erlenbach, Germersheim, Pfalz, Germany.

They had the following children:

+ 96 M i Frantz Wiest was born on 12/30/1772. He died on 4/10/1846.
+ 97 M ii Peter Wiest was born in 1774.
+ 98 M iii Johann "Sebastian" Wiest was born on 9/1/1779. He died on 7/7/1840.

87. Johann "Peter" Wuest (Johann "Michael" [Hanss Michel] Wuest , Johannes Wuest , Samuel Jr. Wuest , Samuel , Jacob , Heinrich , First ) was born on 5/15/1748 in Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. He was christened on 5/19/1748 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. He died on 3/23/1810 in Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. Johann was christened on 5/19/1748 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern.

Johann married Mariana (Maria Anna) Kruss on 1/26/1773 in Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern.

They had the following children:

  99 F i Eva Elisabetha Wuest was born in 1773 in Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. She was christened on 9/27/1773 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. Eva was christened on 9/27/1773 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern.
  100 M ii Johannes Wuest was born in 1775 in Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. He was christened on 4/12/1775 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. Johannes was christened on 4/12/1775 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern.

Johannes WUEST
Sex: M

Event(s):
Christening: 12 Apr 1775
Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern

Parents:
Father: Peter WUEST
Mother:


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  101 F iii Maria Margertha Wuest was born in 1778 in Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. She was christened on 4/7/1778 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. Maria was christened on 4/7/1778 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern.

Maria Marg. WUEST
Sex: F

Event(s):
Christening: 7 Apr 1778
Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern

Parents:
Father: Joh. Peter WUEST
Mother:


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  102 F iv Eva Elisabetha Wuest was born on 9/27/1780 in Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. She was christened on 9/27/1780 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. Eva was christened on 9/27/1780 in Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern.
  103 F v Maria Magdalena Wuest was born in 1782 in Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. She was christened on 11/29/1782 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. Maria was christened on 11/29/1782 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern.

Maria Magdalena WUEST
Sex: F

Event(s):
Christening: 29 Nov 1782
Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern

Parents:
Father: J. Peter WUEST
Mother:


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  104 M vi Rudolf Wuest was born in 1789.

89. Johann "Michael" Wuest , Jr. (Johann "Michael" [Hanss Michel] Wuest , Johannes Wuest , Samuel Jr. Wuest , Samuel , Jacob , Heinrich , First ) was born in 2/1751/1752 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. He was christened on 2/27/1751/1752 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. Johann was christened on 2/27/1752 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern.

He had the following children:

  105 F i Maria Catharina Wuest was born in 1782 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. She was christened on 9/29/1782 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. Maria was christened on 9/29/1782 in Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern.

Maria Cathar. WUEST
Sex: F

Event(s):
Christening: 29 Sep 1782
Evangelisch, Rohrbach-Steinweiler, Pfalz, Bayern

Parents:
Father: Michael WUEST
Mother:


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