Maria Grünholtz was born 25 April 1723 in Bischwiller, Bas-Rhin, France to Johann Grünholtz (1688-1735) and Magdalena Mitscher (1688) . She married Christian Gutknecht (1722-1795) . Ancestors are from France.


Offspring of Christian Gutknecht and Maria Grünholtz (1723)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Goodnight (1761-1845) 1761 Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States 1839 Fayette County, Ohio, United States Magdalena Berkheimer (c1764-aft1830)


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
  • Chicago Sun times only knew the first and middle name
  • Reitwiesner (wargs) states he got his information on Gutknecht ancestry from Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine cited. There are four issues in the volume, Wargs did not state which issue (Number 1-4) where the cited material occurs.
  • Patricia Law Hatcher, ed., "Gutknecht in Germantown from Bischweiler in 1749 with notes on Grünholtz", Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine (Diane Publishing Co.) 44: 37–42 
Ω Birth
  • Wargs reports "Bischweiler", the German spelling of this town in the contested Alsace region.