Frederick Rhinehart Waltz and his wife Charity Alsbaugh were both born in 1690 in Zurich, Switzerland. Frederick was banished from his Swiss home to the new world in 1731 due to issues involving civil and religious freedom, according to the “Waltz Family History & Genealogical Record”, 1884. Frederick was required to work off the trip’s expenses for 18 months to win back his freedom. He died in 1782 in Liberty District, Frederick County., Maryland. Charity died there five years later.
Some of their children remained in Germany, and traveled to Virginia later. His son, John Reinhart Waltz, emigrated from Switzerland to America on the ship Phoenix and arrived 20 Oct 1744, and settled in Eastern Pennsylvania. Another son of Frederick, Hans Martin Waltz, crossed earlier on the ship St. Andrew on 27 Oct 1738, and settled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His daughter, Elizabeth, born in 1757 in Pennsylvania, is remembered by descendants to have never learned to speak English, even though she was born here. She married David Gardner Goode, Jr., and was the mother of Samuel Goode.