Maria Sophia Apgar : Family Sheet

Birth:       About 1741 Cokesbury, Hunterdon County, NJ
Gender:       Female
Died:       After 1814 Bedford (now Fulton) County, PA
Notes:       A baptismal entry dated July 11, 1763, in the records of the German Reformed Church at Mount Pleasant, Hunterdon County, NJ, for "Christ’n (or Christ’r) Wagner", born June 10, 1763, lists his parents as Ad’m (or Jo’n) Wagner and Maria Soph’ Apgar (or Apger). This intriguing record, one of the earliest preserved from the Alexandria (log) Church, came to the attention of Helen S. Apgar in 1984. Helen hypothesized that Maria Sophia Apgar must have been a member of the first American-born Apgar generation, an otherwise unmentioned and previously unknown daughter of Johannes Peter Apgard. It was that she must have either died or moved with her family from Hunterdon County, perhaps to Pennsylvania. Additional information gathered since then suggests that the second guess may have been correct! Sophia and Adam were members of the Alexandria Church in Mt. Pleasant, Alexandria Twp, Hunterdon Co, NJ in 1763, when their second son was baptized there.
Father:       Friedrich Epgert
Mother:       Anna Eva Schaefer
Family 1:       Johann Adam Wagner, b. About 1744, d. About 1779, Frederick County, MD
Married:       About 1760 Hunterdon County, NJ
Notes:       The young Wagner family probably left Hunterdon County during or soon after 1764, as that was the last year that Adam’s name appears in the records of the Alexandria Church. They probably traveled down the Delaware River to Philadelphia, then out the Forbes Road to York, PA, an area. After a while, they continued down the "Monocacy Trail" to the town at the foot of the Catoctin Mountains, now called Thurmont ("door to the mountains"), in Frederick County, MD. There they settled and became members of the congregation of the German Reformed "Apples Church". (This is the English form of Appel, the name of the man who donated the land the church was built on).
  1. William Wagoner, b. About 1761, Hunterdon County, NJ , d. About 1834, Springfield Township, Huntingdon County, PA
  2. Christian Wagoner, b. 10 Jun 1763, Lebanon, Hunterdon County, NJ , d. 13 January 1856, Knobsville, Fulton County, PA
Family 2:       Christian Nead, d. After 1814, Bedford (now Fulton) County, PA
Married:       6 February 1781, Thurmont, MD
Notes:       Sophia and Stoffel moved to Springfield Twp, Huntingdon Co, PA in the mid-1780s.