Philip Peter Visinand

ID# 2, b. 10 April 1684, d. circa 1744
Father*François Visinand b. 18 Jan 1647
Mother*Anna [unknown]
Birth*Philip Peter Visinand was born on 10 April 1684 in Heilsbruck, Edenkoben, Germany
Marriage*He married Anna Helena Neff on 9 July 1710 in Hassloch, Germany.1 
Death*Philip Peter Visinand died circa 1744 in Old Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA
Note*Philip Peter Visinand arrived in Philadelphia on 14 Oct 1731 with his wife Allena (Anna Helena), two of his sons John Peter and John Adam. They lived in Colalico Township, in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. They came from Europe aboard the ship 'Lowther.' Lowther was of the class "snow", and has since been referred to in some printed works as "Snow Lowther". I don't know the whereabouts of the other children born in Hassloch, Edenkoben, Germany. (Edenkoben is a small town, approximately 20 miles, or 32 kilometers, southwest of Mannheim, Germany.) Philip Peter obtained a land grant in Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1737. His family attended Muddy Creek Church there. Philip's godfather was A. D. Hardt, a well-known Pharmacist from Neustadt, Germany.

Author's note: I obtained Philip's day of birth from Rex James Whisnand. The information presented below on Philip Peter and his children came from the Quarterly of the Pennsylvania German Society, Volume 12, No. 2, April 1978, page 17:
"Visanant, Philip Pete
Snow Lowther, 14 Oct 1731 (S-H, I, pg. 54-57) with John Peter, Allena, John Adam

Hassloch Reformed records:
Philip Peter Fisenant and his wife Helena had the following children baptized at Hassloch:
Anna Maria b. 2 May 1711; bp. 6 May
Johann Peter b. 4 Feb. 1714; bp. 7 Feb.
Joh. Nickolaus b. 24 Feb. 1717; bp. 28 Feb.
Johann Adam b. 3 Sept. 1719; bp. 8 Sept.
Heinrich b. 27 Sept. 1722; bp. 4 Oct."


Anna Helena Neff b. before 1695


  1. [S2] Lorena Shell Eaker The Shoe Cobbler's Kin, Series: 1701-1976.