Georg Friederich Foit1

b. circa 1789, d. 1841

2nd great-grandfather of Ruth Minerva Fairfield.
4th great-grandfather of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Fairfield and Allied Families
Appears on charts:
Pedigree for Ruth Minerva Fairfield
     Georg Friederich Foit was born circa 1789 (age 49 in 1838) in Jagsthausen, Württemberg.2,3,4,1,5 He married Maria Katharina Horlacher. He died in 1841 in Hardin County, Ohio.5 He was buried on the Foit farm, in Cessna township, Hardin County, Ohio.5
     The surname was either Voit or Veit in Württemberg, but it appears as Feut on the passenger lists (see Additional Data below). Nothing has been found to indicate that in America, they went by anything other than Foit.

     It is likely that Friederich and Catharina had just the two children, Friederike and Johann, but it's possible there were older children who stayed in Württemberg. It's also possible that one or two of the other young married women from Jagsthausen who were passengers on the Everhard, were daughters.

     The Foits and Gramlichs bought adjoining farms in Cessna township, Hardin County, Ohio. The elder Foits lived only a few years after coming to America, and are buried in a field midway between where the Gramlich barn stood, and the Foit home. Also buried there are four of their Gramlich grandsons who died young. A later owner plowed over the graves.

Additional Data
Friedrich Veit, his son-in-law Johann Friedrich Gramlich, and Johann's brother and sister Georg Michael and Katharina Barbara Gramlich made application to immigrate to North America in February 1838 at Neckarsulm, Württemberg.4

Friederich Feut appears on a passenger list of the ship Everhard out of Bremen, that arrived in Baltimore on 22 August 1838. Other family members on the passenger list are Johann Gramlich, Fredericka Gramlich, Catharina Feut, Johann Feut, Michael Gramlich, Johanna Gramlich and Catharina Gramlich.2,3 Click to view image

Children of Georg Friederich Foit and Maria Katharina Horlacher


  1. [S988] Hardin County Archeological and Historical Society, Hardin County, Ohio, A Historical Update with Family Histories (Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Co., 1983), 107.
  2. [S990] Friederich Feut entry; Everhard Passenger List, 22 August 1838, page 3, line 117; in Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Baltimore, 1820-91; micropublication M255 (Washington: National Archives), roll 2.
  3. [S1007] Fredk Feut entry; Everhard Passenger List, 1 October 1838, page 24, line 7; in Quarterly Abstracts of Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Maltimore, MD, 1820-1869; micropublication M596 (Washington: National Archives), roll 4.
  4. [S991] Trudy Schenk and Ruth Froelke, comp., Württemberg Emigration Index, 8 vols. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, Inc., 1986). Extracted from the original Wuerttemberg emigration records filmed at Ludwigsburg and available on microfilm at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City or through its branch LDS family history centers, roll 838479.
  5. [S989] Information from Doris Ault (Doris Ault; Kenton, Ohio), to Laura Munson Cooper, 1987. Copies held in 2006 by Cooper (Arlington, Texas).
  6. [S988] Hardin County Archeological and Historical Society, Hardin County History, 97.