Emigrants from Reichelsheim im Odenwald, Hessen, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, to the American Colonies



Download 155.19 Kb.
Date31.05.2016
Size155.19 Kb.
Emigrants from Reichelsheim im Odenwald, Hessen, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, to the American Colonies

Compiled by Edward N. Wevodau

Modern German identification:
Reichelsheim, District of Odenwald, State of Hessen, Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Postal Code: 64385

Abstracts of some Reichelsheim Lutheran records are available via record search on FamilySearch.org. Narrow your search to Film 1195016 for baptisms and marriages. See also Film 126989 for older records.


Emigrants in this church book may have resided in the nearby villages of Beerfurth (or Pfaffen-Beerfurth), Klein-Gumpen, Gumpen, Gross-Gumpen, and Laudenau.

I am not a professional researcher; however, I have 20 years of experience working diligently with Colonial Pennsylvania records. My passion is piecing together early settlers, documenting their origin, settlement, and (if) subsequent migration. My primary area of focus is South Central Pennsylvania (viz., Franklin, Adams, York, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, and Berks counties).


I have not had opportunity to examine the original Reichelsheim church books, which may identify other emigrants to the Middle Colonies. My work on the European side is rather primitive—relying primarily on abstracts available via familysearch.org. The actual church records should provide more information than abstracts placed online—including actual village of residence (some may have resided in satellite towns of Graben) and places of birth of the parents.
A large number of emigrants left the vicinity of Reichelsheim in 1749 and 1751. They arrived at Philadelphia either on the 1749 Ship Albany or the 1751 Ship Neptune.
The surnames of Reichelsheim are intermixed with those of surrounding villages—where many other emigrants left for Pennsylvania.
I sense that they are quite a few other persons to be identified.



Above: Google satellite image.
PROBABLE OR CERTAIN REICHELSHEIM EMIGRANTS:
1749 Adam Reifwein

1749 Jacob German (presumed)

1749 Balthasar Jaeckel

1749 Martin Schaffer

1749 Alexander Klinger

1749 Johannes Klinger

-----------------------------------

1751 Philipp Klinger

1751 Adam Geiss

1751 Johannes Geiss

1751 Conrad Schepfnit

1751 Johann Georg Heist

1751 Johann Adam Heist

1751 Bernhard Jagel

1751 Melchior Trautmann

1751 Johann Peter Trautmann

POSSIBLE EMIGRANTS:



1749 Christoph Nagel

1749 Martin Rausch

1749 Johan Adam Rausch

------------------------------

1752 Johann Adam Ares

1752 Johannes Ares

1752 Johann Henrich Heist
1749 Adam Reifwein
From German church records to immigrant passengers lists to Pennsylvania church records, Adam Reifwein is linked to other emigrant families from Reichelsheim. His family evidently resided nearer to Neunkirchen, a German village northeasterly of Reichelsheim.

GERMAN RECORDS:


Evangelisch, Neunkirchen, Starkensburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Alexander Reiffwein, buried 24 Dec 1720, aged 38 years
Alexander Reiffwein & his wife Anna Elisabetha had baptized:

  1. Johann Balthasar, baptized 1 Apr 1721



Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Johann Adam Reifwein, son of Alexander Reifwein, married 15 Apr 1749 Anna Germann, daughter of Joh. Heinrich Germann

IMMIGRATION:


1749 Albany, arrived 2 Sep 1749 at Port of Philadelphia:

Johann Adam Krichbaum (signed his name)

J. Adam (X) Rieffwey (signed with a mark)

Johan Wilhelm Krichbaum (signed his name)

--Enumerated together.

PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS:


Christ Lutheran KB, Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania:
Joh. Adam Reifwein & his wife Anna had baptized:

  1. Anna Catharina, born 19 Feb 1751, baptized 24 Feb 1751, sp. Joh. Jacob German & his wife

  2. Anna Barbara, born 7 Oct 1752, baptized 15 Oct 1752, sp. Anna Barbara Greigbaumin

  3. Anna, born 16 Oct 1754, baptized 10 Nov 1754, sp. Jacob German & his wife

  4. Valentin, born 16 Oct 1756, baptized 14 Nov 1756, sp. Valentin & Barbara Lautenschlaeger

  5. Eva Maria, born 17 May 1759, baptized 1 July 1759, sp. Joh. Adam Kriegbaum & his wife

Johann Adam Reifwein & his wife Anna sponsored child of Wilhelm & Anna Barbara Griegbaum on 11 Oct 1750


Johann Adam Reifwein & his wife sponsored child of Jacob German & his wife Maria Catharina on 3 Feb 1751 and 5 July 1752
Joh. Adam Reifwein & his wife sponsored child of Nicholas Gast & his wife Anna Catharina on 26 June 1763

Salomon Rid, legitimate single son of Jacob Rid, married 10 May 1776 Anna Barbara Reifwein, surviving legitimate single daughter of the late Joh. Adam Reifwein in Tulpehocken township, Berks County


Johannes Rid, legitimate son of Jacob Rid in Tulpehocken township, married 11 Oct 1778 Eva Maria Reifwein, surviving legitimate single daughter of the late Joh. Adam Reifwein in Lebanon township


Kimmerling’s Reformed KB, Lebanon Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania:
Joh. Adam Reifwein had baptized:

  1. Johann Jacob, born 11 Feb 1762, baptized 1 Mar 1762, sp. Jacob German & his wife


Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Estate Records:
Estate Index: Adam Rifewine, 1768, testate, C34
Lancaster Will C34:

Adam Rifewine of Lebanon Township, writ 16 Feb 1768, probated 22 Apr 1768



  1. “being very sick and weak in body”

  2. His beloved wife Anna shall keep his personal in her care and work the plantation with his children as good as they can during the minority of his eldest son Valentine Rifewine, and that his wife shall bring up the younger children in a decent and Christian-like manner.

  3. When his son Valentine comes of age, his wife Anna shall receive a one third part of his personal estate and the remainder shall be divided equally amongst his six children, to wit: Valentine, Jacob, Maria Catharine, Anna Barbara, Elizabeth, and Eva.

  4. When his son Valentine comes of age, the testator’s plantation is to be valued and appraised. Son Valentine may elect to accept the property as his own at the given valuation.

  5. Daughter Elizabeth shall have the liberty of abiding and making her home in the house on his plantation as long as any of his family lives thereon if she remains single.

  6. Executors: Friends Michael Lye and John Arnold.

  7. Signed his name with a mark.

  8. Witnessed by Jacob German and Peter Daster.


1749 Jacob German (presumed)
I cannot locate Jacob German in immigration records. I checked the original passenger list of the 1749 Albany for Jacob on the chance that he had been missed. He does not appear. The Pennsylvania records below link Jacob German, Anna Elisabeth German, and Joh. Adam Reifwein & his wife Anna (nee German). Adam Reifwein arrived on the 1749 Albany and immediately thereafter appears in Pennsylvania church records. On five different occasions, Adam Reifwein & his wife are linked to a Jacob German in church records. Presumably, this Jacob would be Adam’s brother-in-law. Reichelsheim church records give a possibility. The Jacob German, son of Henrich, does not appear in available German records post-1749.
The Anna Elisabeth German who sponsored a child of Jacob German & his wife has not been located elsewhere, but she fits the narrative as a daughter of Henrich German in Reichelsheim and thereby sister to Jacob German and Anna Reifwein.
I have seen several descendants post information connected to this Jacob German online in regards to later generations; however, I sense confusion among several Jacob German’s who lived in close proximity in Pennsylvania. I have not attempted to follow this family beyond the information posted below.

GERMAN RECORDS:


Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Joh. Henrich German & his wife Anna Barbara had baptized:

  1. Johann Jacob, baptized 30 Apr 1711—died 23 June 1711

  2. Anna Catharina, baptized 21 Aug 1712—died 10 Dec 1776

  3. Anna Margaretha, born 27 Aug 1715-, baptized 29 Aug 1715—died 1735

  4. Juliana, born 18 Sep 1717, baptized 19 Sep 1717—died 1782

  5. Johann Jacob, born 21 Sep 1720, baptized 22 Sep 1720

  6. Anna, born 12 May 1723, baptized 14 May 1723

  7. Anna Elisabetha, born 2 Jan 1726, baptized 3 Jan 1726

  8. Anna Eva, born 17 Feb 1734, baptized 19 Feb 1734

Anna Eva German, daughter of Joh. Henrich German, married 29 Aug 1726 Joh. Peter Kriechbaum, son of Joh. Philipp Kriechbaum


Juliana German, daughter of Joh. Henrich Germann, married 12 June 1749 Johann Phili Hartmann, son of Valentin Hartmann
Johann Adam Reifwein, son of Alexander Reifwein, married 15 Apr 1749 Anna Germann, daughter of Joh. Heinrich Germann

IMMIGRATION:


Not found.

PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS:


Christ Lutheran KB, Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania:
Joh. Jacob German, single, married 26 Dec 1750 Maria Catharina Gast, single. In church.
Joh. Jacob German & his wife Maria Catharina had baptized:

  1. Joh. Adam, born 13 Dec 1750, baptized 3 Feb 1751, sp. Joh. Adam Reifwein & his wife

  2. Joh. Jacob, born 23 June 1752, baptized 5 July 1752, sp. Joh. Adam Reifwein & his wife

  3. Johannes, born 28 Dec 1753, baptized 6 Jan 1754, sp. Johannes Kurtz & Anna Elisabeth German

  4. Joh. Wilhelm, born 3 Sep 1758, baptized 24 Sep 1758, sp. Joh. Wilhelm Schaefer & Maria Elisabeth Menges

  5. Maria Catharina, born 3 Mar 1760, baptized 30 Mar 1760, sp. Peter Menges & his wife

Joh. Jacob German & his wife Maria Catharina sponsored child of Joh. Adam Reifwein & his wife Anna on 24 Feb 1751 and 10 Nov 1754


Jacob German & his wife sponsored child of Casper Weber & his wife Christina on 16 Apr 1757


Kimmerling’s Reformed KB, Lebanon Township, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania:
Joh. Adam Reifwein had baptized:

  1. Johann Jacob, born 11 Feb 1762, baptized 1 Mar 1762, sp. Jacob German & his wife


1751 Melchior Trautmann

1751 Johann Peter Trautmann
Descendants of this Trautmann family have posted significant information online. As such, I have only provided a skeleton of all that is available below. There are quite a few Leonhard Trautmann’s in the Reichelsheim records. I presume that the man of this name on the 1751 Neptune came from this area as well.

GERMAN RECORDS:


Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
(selected)
Johann Adam Trautman & his wife Anna Margaretha had baptized:

  1. Johann Philipp, born 28 July 1720, baptized 30 July 1720

  2. Anna Elisabeth, born 5 Mar 1722, baptized 6 Mar 1722

  3. Anna Catharina, born 19 Feb 1725, baptized 21 Feb 1725—died 5 Mar 1725

  4. Johann Adam, born 15 Dec 1726, baptized 18 Dec 1726—died 4 Apr 1728

  5. Johann Melchior, born 24 Apr 1729, baptized 26 Apr 1729

  6. Anna Margaretha, born 29 June 1732, baptized 29 June 1732—died 7 Aug 1741

  7. Elisabeth Catharina, born 7 May 1737, baptized 8 May 1737

--[Note: Dates of death taken from research of descendants posted online—deaths/burials not currently available via familysearch.]
Johann Peter Trautmann, son of Johann Adam Trautmann, married 19 June 1742 Anna Elisabetha Gertner, daughter of Henrich Gertner. They had baptized:

  1. Johann Adam, born 18 Mar 1743, baptized [need to compile]

  2. Johann Melchior, born 2 Nov 1744, baptized 3 Nov 1744

  3. Anna Eva, born 26 Aug 1746, baptized [need to compile]

IMMIGRATION:


1751 Neptune, arrived 24 Sep 1751 at Port at Philadelphia:

Melchior Trautman (signed with a mark)

Johann Peter Trautmann (signed his name)

Johan Leonhart Trautman (signed with a mark)

--All three are listed some distance apart from each other.

PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS:



First Evangelical Lutheran KB, Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania:
Peter Trautmann & his wife Anna Elisabeth had baptized:

  1. Eva Maria, born 7 Aug 1755

  2. Anna Elisabeth, born 1 Aug 1757

  3. Anna Margaretha, born 1 July 1759



St. Paul’s Lutheran & Reformed KB, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania:
Melchior Trautman & his wife Anna had baptized:

  1. Johann Adam, born 28 Oct 1752

  2. Maria Catharina, born 2 Aug 1755

  3. Anna Elisabeth, born 27 Sep 1761

  4. Johann Jacob, born 2 Mar 1767, baptized 12 Apr 1767, sp. Jacob Ludwig & his wife Anna Margaretha

Note: Melchior Trautman & Johann Peter Trautmann both appear in Lehigh County church records. Descendants of these families allegedly migrated to Rowan County, North Carolina.




Posted by descendants:
Abstract of North Carolina Wills, p. 281, Rowan County (1799)

TROUTMAN, PETER, Ann, Adam, Melchoir, Peter, Elizabeth, Jacob

"He emigrated in the spring of 1751 with his family. They departed

Roterdam landing in Cowes, England. His daughter Anna Eva died shortly

before arrival and was buried at sea. His step-mother Anna Margaretha

Hartmann and step-brother Johann Melchior Trautmann, accompanied him."




1749 Balthasar Jaeckel

1751 Bernhard Jagel
This surname appears in transcribe in regional German church records primarily as Jaechel or Jaeckel. It is Anglicized to Yeakel.

GERMAN RECORDS:


Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Johann Philipp Heust, son of Leon H. Heust, married 6 Aug 1724 Anna Eva Klinger, daughter of Wilhelm Klinger. They had baptized:

  1. Agatha, born 2 Apr 1722 [sic], baptized 3 Apr 1722 [sic]

--[Note: Presumably the year of birth & baptism or the year of marriage was transcribed incorrectly.]
Bernhard Jaechel, the son of Dietrich Jaechel, married 8 Nov 1735 Anna Eva Heust, widow. They had baptized:

  1. Nicholas, born 31 Aug 1736, baptized 2 Sep 1736

  2. Margaretha Elisabeth, born 3 May 1740, baptized 4 May 1740

Joh. Balthasar Jaeckel, son of Conr. Jaeckel, married 4 June 1739 Elisabeth Engelhardt, daughter of Michael Engelhardt. They had baptized:



  1. Eva Kunigunda, born 2 Apr 1748, baptized 4 Apr 1748

Agatha Heust, daughter of Philip Heust, married 12 Feb 1739 Johann George Niclas, son of Nickel Niclas. (This couple had children baptized over the next 10 years, several of whom died in Reichsheim several decades later. I presume the next Agatha Heust to be the same as Philipp & Anna Eva’s daughter.)


Agatha Heust, daughter of Phil. Heust, married 30 May 1741 Johann George Ellenbach, son of Johann Leonhard Ellenbach. They had baptized:

  1. Gotthard, born 8 Aug 1749, baptized 9 Aug 1749



Evangelisch, Reichenbach, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt:
(See FHC Film 1195075 via familysearch for church abstracts)
Michael Engelhard, son of Wolff Engelhard, married 13 Jan 1705 Elisabeth Catharina Goerling, daughter of Wilhelm Goerling. They had baptized:

  1. Maria Appollonia, born 17 Dec 1705, baptized 20 Dec 1705

  2. Johann Nickel, born 29 Oct 1708, baptized 1 Nov 1708

  3. Hans Peter, born 20 Jan 1709, baptized 23 Jan 1709

  4. Valentin, born 21 Dec 1713, baptized 24 Dec 1713

  5. Johannes, born 8 May 1717, baptized 12 May 1717

  6. Elisabeth, born 17 Feb 1719, baptized 19 Feb 1719

Hans Peter Engelhart, son of Michael Engelhart, married 16 Aug 1735 Anna Barbara Krichbaum, daughter of Hans Philipp Krichbaum

IMMIGRATION:
1749 Albany, arrived 2 Sep 1749 at Port of Philadelphia:

Balthasar Jegel (signed with a mark)


1751 Neptune, arrived 24 Sep 1751 at Port at Philadelphia:

Bernhart Jagel (signed with a mark)


PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS:


St. Paul’s (or New Goshenhoppen) Lutheran KB, Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania:
Hans Balthasar Jaeckel & his wife Elisabeth had baptized:

  1. Hans Jacob, born 7 Aug 1752


Old Goshenhoppen Lutheran KB, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania:
Anna Eva Jöckel, daughter of Wilhelm Selinger [sic] of Pfaffenbeerfurth in the Palatinate, married first Johann Philip Heist. They had 1 daughter and 1 grandchild living beyond the Susquehannah. She married next Bernhardt Jöckel on 13 Nov 1735, a journeyman mason. They came to America in 1751 and he died near Christmas. They had a son named Nicholas Jöckel who is serving 2 miles off Philadelphia. She died 6 Nov 1756 and was buried at Martin Deeren’s place with her second husband. Aged nearly 60 years. [NOTE: I viewed a transcription of these records. I believe Selinger is an errant reading of Klinger.]

Philip Wagner of the Palatinate near Kaiserslautern came to America in 1754, widower the third year, married 16 June 1757 at Hanna Fischer’s house to Elisabetha Jockel, the widow of Baltzer.


Elisabeth Wagner, daughter of Michael & Elisabeth Catharina Engelhardt, born 1721 at Reichenbach, County of Ehrbach. She first married Balsar Jöckel who died in 1753 by accident. They were married for 15 years. She next married Philip Wagner for five months. She died 26 Oct 1757. She had six children by her first marriage, four of whom are still living.
1751 Johann Georg Heist

1751 Johann Adam Heist
Important: For this surname, also search for Heust and Huesten—the Soundex returns for Heiss/Heist and Heuste/Heusten will bring different results.
With certainty, Johann George Heust (or Heist) of Reichelsheim resided in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania—where he died in 1810. His Reading Lutheran burial record gives his place of birth as “Richelsheim.” It appears that others of this name left Reichelsheim, but I cannot be certain--“possibility pending verification” is more appropriate.
I have included below information on other persons of this name arriving in Pennsylvania, most of whom congregated in western Philadelphia (now Montgomery) County.

GERMAN RECORDS:


Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Joh. Henrich Heust (or Heiste, or Heusten) married 16 Aug 1724 Margaretha Blumenschein, daughter of Joh. Peter Blumenschein. They had baptized:

  1. Susanna Maria, born 17 Dec 1725, baptized 18 Dec 1725

  2. Christina Elisabeth, born 28 Dec 1726, baptized 29 Dec 1726

  3. Johann George, born 25 Oct 1728, baptized 26 Oct 1728

  4. Maria Elisabeth, born 9 Apr 1731, baptized 11 Apr 1731

  5. Johann Philipp, born 11 Sep 1732, baptized 14 Sep 1732

  6. Anna Margaretha, born 6 Jan 1735, baptized 9 Jan 1735

  7. Anna Christina Charlotte, born 19 Dec 1736, baptized 23 Dec 1736

Johann Conrad Schafnit, son of Leonhardt Schafnit, married 27 Aug 1744 Susanna Maria Heist, daughter of Joh. Henrich Heist. (See section on emigrant Johann Conrad Schepfnit.)


------------------------------------------
Alexander Heist (or Heusten), son of Hans Heist, married 4 May 1706 Eva Catharina, daughter of Philip Jacob Treusch. They had baptized:

  1. Hans Adam, baptized 26 Aug 1709

  2. Anna Catharina, baptized 6 Jan 1712—died 1735

  3. Johann Leonhardt, baptized 25 Feb 1714—died 12 Feb 1794

  4. Johann Georg, born 5 Apr 1716, baptized 9 Apr 1716

  5. Anna Margaretha, born 28 July 1718, baptized 31 July 1781

  6. Johann Henrich, born 26 Jan 1721, baptized 29 Jan 1721

  7. Agatha, born 26 Jan 1726, baptized 27 Jan 1726

  8. Philipp, born 4 Feb 1728, baptized 8 Feb 1728

Johann Adam Heist, son of Alexander Heist, married 19 June 1736 Anna Elisabeth Weber, daughter of Johannes Weber. They had baptized:



  1. Margaretha, born 28 Oct 1736, baptized 29 Oct 1736

  2. Johann Christoph, born 13 Feb 1740, baptized 14 Feb 1740

  3. Margaretha Elisabeth, born 21 July 1743, baptized 23 July 1743

  4. Anna Elisabeth, born 13 Dec 1745, baptized 13 Dec 1745

  5. Maria Catharina, born 4 Sep 1748, baptized 8 Sep 1748

  6. Johann Melchior, born 16 Mar 1751, baptized 17 Mar 1751

IMMIGRATION:


1749 Albany, arrived 2 Sep 1749 at Port of Philadelphia:

Nickel Heist (signed his name)

Johann Peter Heist (signed his name)

Johan Philip Heist (signed his name)


1751 Neptune, arrived 24 Sep 1751 at Port at Philadelphia:

Johann Adam Heist (signed his name)

Johann Georg Heist (signed his name)

--Enumerated next to each other.


1752 Neptune, arrived 4 Oct 1752 at the Port of Philadelphia:

Johann Henrich Heist (signed his name)

J. Adam Arris (signed with a mark)

Johannes Arris (signed with a mark)

Naturalized 13 Aug 1761:

Henry Heist, Marlborough Township, Philadelphia County


Naturalized 6 Sep 1761:

George Heist of Reading in Berks County


Naturalized 8 Apr 1763:

Adam Heiss, Martin Walter, and Jacob Ehrard, all of Northern Liberties Township in Philadelphia County

PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS:

St. Paul’s Lutheran KB, Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania:
Johann George Heist & his wife Eva Maria had baptized:


  1. Johann George, born 15 Dec 1752

Philip Heist & his wife Anna Gertraud had baptized:



  1. Susanna, born 4 May 1752 (note: father deceased)

Hans Adam Heist & his wife Anna Elisabeth had baptized:



  1. Anna Maria, born 20 Dec 1753

  2. Anna Eva, born 21 Nov 1755

Henrich Heist & his wife Anna Catharina had baptized:



  1. Johann Georg, baptized 12 Aug 1754

  2. Henrich, baptized 29 Oct 1757

Peter Heist & his wife Anna Catharina had baptized:



  1. Margaretha Elisabeth, baptized 8 May 1758

  2. Johann Frederick, baptized 31 July 1761



from Records of St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Upper Hanover Twp., Montgomery County, Pa.

Burial
6 May 1773


Johann Adam Heist
Age - 63 years, 6 months, 9 days


Quitopahilla (Hill) Reformed KB, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania:
Johann George Heust & his wife Elisabeth had baptized:

  1. Anna Margaretha, baptized 3 Sep 1753, sp. Johannes Engel Enners, Anna Margaretha Kitzmiller, and Johann Henrich Rollig


Reading Lutheran KB, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania:
Johann George Heist & his wife Anna Elisabeth had baptized:

  1. Johann George, born 12 Feb 1761, baptized 5 May 1761, sp. Johann George Riem & his wife

  2. Julianna Philippina, born --- 1763, baptized ---- 1763, sp. Philip Haag & his wife Philippina Louisa

  3. Johanna Christina, born 19 May 1766, baptized 3 Sep 1766, sp. Johann Heinrich Hetzel & his wife Johanna Christina

  4. Catharina Elisabeth, born 6 Jan 1769, baptized 17 Dec 1769, sp. Mattes Buchmann & his wife Anna Elisabeth

  5. Johann Thomas, born 1 June 1776, baptized 21 Feb 1777, sp. Johann Thomas Jungmann & his wife Catharina

  6. Christian, born 25 Feb 1782, baptized 9 Mar 1783, sp. Christian Kraus & his wife Catharina

Juliana Philippina Heist, daughter of George, born 24 Aug 1763, died 23 Nov 1768
Anna Elisabeth Heust, born Hage, wife of George, born 1 Mar 1736 in Steinbach in the Franconia Territory, died 7 Dec 1796. 10 children (4 sons and 4 daughters survive). 23 grandchildren. “ch rec of Michelstadt (Geist)”—[I don’t understand this attached note in the transcript I have.]
Johann George Heist, born 24 Oct 1725 in Richelsheim, Germany, in the Duchy of Frebach, died 29 Aug 1810. Buried Trinity Cemetery.
Maria Magdalena Heist, wife of George, died 11 Feb 1821, ages about 67 years. Buried Trinity Cemetery

Henrich Heist, second son of George, Sr., of Reading, married 17 Oct 1793 Elisabetha Christian, fourth daughter of Frederick of Exeter township

Wilhelm Heist & his wife Anna Elisabeth had baptized:


  1. Wilhelm, born 17 Oct 1761, baptized --- 1761, sp. Elias Jungmann & Anna Maria Hoffman

George Heist, Jr., & his wife Catharina had baptized:



  1. George, born 7 May 1786, baptized 27 June 1786, sp. George Grauel & his wife Margartha


Schwartzwald Reformed KB, Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania:
Buried 16 May 1798: Nicholas Heist’s wife Rosina, born March 1746
Berks County, Pennsylvania, Will Abstracts:

HEIST, GEORGE, Reading.


February 16, 1807 - September 1, 1810.
To son George 5 shillings.
To Lutheran Church in Reading £6.
House and lot in Reading to be sold and divided into 8 equal shares among children, Henry, Thomas, Christian, Hannah wife of Leonard FAHLER, Elizabeth, Christina wife of Jacob DRINKOW, Catharine wife of Adam DRINKOW, and the 3 sons of George.
Exrs: Son Henry and son-in-law Leonard FAHLER.
Wits: Jacob KUNTZMAN and Henry BETZ.
1751 Conrad Schepfnit
The unusual surname of this emigrant makes him easy to locate. Please note that I do not have easy access to most Philadelphia-area records.

GERMAN RECORDS


Evangelisch KB, Brensbach und Nieder Kainsbach, Hessen, Germany
Leonhard Schaffnit & his wife Eva Elisabetha had baptized:

  1. Johann Leonhard, born 27 Feb 1717, baptized 28 Feb 1717

  2. Johann Conrad, born 3 Aug 1719, baptized 6 Aug 1719

  3. Johann Martin, born 27 Feb 1721, baptized 28 Feb 1721

  4. Eva Elisabeth, born 26 Sep 1723, baptized 29 Sep 1723

  5. Margaretha Elisabeth, born 19 Feb 1726, baptized 20 Feb 1726

  6. Anna Elisabetha, born 9 Jan 1729, baptized 10 Jan 1729

  7. Johann George, born 29 Apr 1731, baptized 1 May 1731

  8. Johann Jacob, born 11 Apr 1734, baptized 12 Apr 1734

Note: Marriages are given for most of the children. Not compiled at this time.



Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Joh. Henrich Heust (or Heiste, or Heusten) & his wife Margaretha had baptized:

  1. Susanna Maria, born 17 Dec 1725, baptized 18 Dec 1725

Johann Conrad Schafnit, son of Leonhardt Schafnit, married 27 Aug 1744 Susanna Maria Heist, daughter of Joh. Henrich Heist. They had baptized:



  1. Alexander, born 6 May 1745, baptized 9 May 1745

  2. Anna Elisabeth Catharina, born 7 Jan 1747, baptized 8 Jan 1747

  3. Johann Philipp, born 14 Apr 1748, baptized 15 Apr 1748

IMMIGRATION:


1751 Neptune, arrived 24 Sep 1751 at Port at Philadelphia:

Conrad Schepfnit (signed his name)


PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS:


St. Michael’s and Zion Lutheran KB, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Conrad Schafenet (or Schaffenet, Schaffnet) & his wife Susanna Maria had baptized:

  1. Andreas, born 27 Mar 1753

  2. Susanna Maria, born 22 Dec 1754

  3. Philippina, born 2 Dec 1756

  4. Anna Margaretha, born 8 May 1758

  5. Johann Conrad, born 24 July 1760

  6. Christina Charlotte, born 20 June 1762 (twin)

  7. Eva Elisabeth, born 20 June 1762 (twin)

1751 Adam Geiss

1751 Johannes Geiss
Three children of Johann Adam Greiss of the vicinity of Reichelsheim appear to have emigrated to America; viz., Johannes, Anna Elisabeth (the wife of Alexander Klinger), and Johann Adam.
The sons appear in the New Holland Lutheran records of Earl Township, Lancaster County; however, I do not find these men in extant tax records. They likely were indentured servants who—after serving their time—migrated elsewhere. Through cursory searches, I have not yet been able to identify their next place of residence.

GERMAN RECORDS:


Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Joh. Adam Geiss (or Geissen), son of Adam Geiss, married 20 Apr 1723 Eva Grall, the daughter of Stephen Grall. They had baptized:

  1. Johannes, born 25 Jan 1724, baptized 28 Jan 1724

  2. Anna, born 30 Mar 1726, baptized 31 Mar 1726

  3. Anna Elisabetha, born 30 Oct 1727, baptized 31 Oct 1727

  4. Joh. Adam, born 5 Mar 1730, baptized 8 Mar 1730

  5. Eva Maria, born 31 May 1734, baptized 1 June 1734

  6. Margaretta, born 1 Mar 1737, baptized 3 Mar 1737

  7. Johann George, born 16 July 1740, baptized 16 July 1740

Johannes Geiss, son of Joh. Adam Geiss, married 27 Feb 1748 Anna Barbara Klinger, daughter of Johannes Klinger. They had baptized:



  1. Johann Philipp, born 28 Aug 1749, baptized 31 Aug 1749

Alexander Klinger, son of Johannes Klinger, married 14 Feb 1748 Anna Elisabeth Geiss, daughter of Joh. Adam Geiss. They had baptized:



  1. Johann Michael, born 5 Jan 1748, baptized 5 Jan 1748 [sic: wife’s name given as Anna Elisabeth Geist]

IMMIGRATION:


1751 Neptune, arrived 24 Sep 1751 at Port at Philadelphia:

Philip Klinger

Johannes Geiss

Henrich Lautenschleger

Johann Adam Geiss

Johann Georg Eisenbeiss


PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS:


New Holland Lutheran KB, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania:
Johannes Geiss & his wife Anna Barbara, born Klingerin, had baptized:

  1. Joh. Philip, born 25 Dec 1751, baptized 1 Jan 1752, sp. Joh. Philip Klinger & Anna Maria Boshnerin

Joh. Adam Geiss had baptized:



  1. Maria Elisabeth, baptized 1 Aug 1756, aged 3 weeks, sp. Joh. Difendörfer & his wife Elisabeth



Seltenreich Reformed KB, Earl Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania:
Adam Geist & his wife had baptized:

  1. John, baptized 14 May 1754, sp. Leonard Stein & his wife



1749 Alexander Klinger

1749 Johannes Klinger

1751 Philipp Klinger
The Klinger family proliferated in Berks County, leaving a large number of descendants who have previously traced their ancestry to Reichelsheim.

GERMAN RECORDS:


Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Johannes Klinger, son of Jerg Klinger, married 6 Nov 1720 Agatha Heuste, daughter of Hans Leonhard Heuste. They had baptized:

  1. Johann Peter, born 22 Jan 1721, baptized 25 Jan 1721

  2. Johann Philip, born 11 July 1723, baptized 13 July 1723

  3. Alexander, born 23 June 1726, baptized 23 June 1726

  4. Anna Barbara, born 1 May 1729, baptized 4 May 1729

  5. Anna Catharina, born 14 Apr 1732, baptized 15 Apr 1732

  6. Johann Adam, born 9 May 1735, baptized 9 May 1735—died 1738

Joh. Philip Klinger, son of Johannes Klinger, married 3 May 1740 Margaretha Elisabeth Gertner, daughter of Johann George Gertner


Johann Philipp Klinger, son of Johannes Klinger, married 22 Oct 1744 Anna Elisabeth Heist, daughter of Alexander Heist.
Alexander Klinger, son of Johannes Klinger, married 14 Feb 1748 Anna Elisabeth Geiss, daughter of Joh. Adam Geiss. They had baptized:

  1. Johann Michael, born 5 Jan 1748, baptized 5 Jan 1748 [sic: wife’s name given as Anna Elisabeth Geist]

Johannes Geiss, son of Joh. Adam Geiss, married 27 Feb 1748 Anna Barbara Klinger, daughter of Johannes Klinger. They had baptized:



  1. Johann Philipp, born 28 Aug 1749, baptized 31 Aug 1749

Johann Peter Klinger & his wife Catharina Eisenbeissin had baptized:



  1. Johann Philip, born 7 Feb 1744, baptized 9 Feb 1744

--Note: This couple married in the neighboring village of Brensbach.

Evangelisch, Brensbach Und Nieder Kainsbach, Hesse-Darmstadt
(see abstracts via FHC Film 1190544)
Johann Peter Klinger, son of Hanss Klinger, married 15 Aug 1743 Anna Catharina Eisenbeissen, daughter of Samuel Eisenbeissen
IMMIGRATION:
1749 Albany, arrived 2 Sep 1749 at Port of Philadelphia:

Johannes Klinger (signed with a mark)

Alexander Klinger (signed his name)
1751 Neptune, arrived 24 Sep 1751 at Port at Philadelphia:

Philip Klinger

Johannes Geiss

Henrich Lautenschleger

Johann Adam Geiss

Johann Georg Eisenbeiss

--Plus other likely emigrants from the Reichelsheim region.

Naturalized 18 Sep 1761:

Lehnhart Rubbert, Reading, Berks County

John Philip Klinger, Reading, Berks County

Alexander Klinger, Reading, Berks County

Matthias Kinnelin, Reading, Berks County

Jno. George Eisinbeiss, Reading, Berks County

PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS:




Schumacher, Rev. Daniel, records of:
(Note: I do not have access to this book—the records available to me at this time are only an index of baptisms)
Alexander Klinger & his wife Anna Elisabeth had baptized:

  1. Eva Elisabeth, born circa Oct 1756

  2. Georg Henrich, born 28 Oct 1758

Philipp Klinger & his wife Eva Elisabeth had baptized:



  1. Johann Philip, born 30 July 1758


New Hanover Lutheran KB, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania:
(complete to 1850)
Johannes Klinger & his wife Christina Elisabeth had baptized:

  1. Johann Philip, born 10 Nov 1753, baptized 27 Jan 1754, sp. Philip Walther & his wife

  2. Elisabeth, born 6 Mar 1755, baptized 4 May 1755, sp. Joh. George Eckel & Elisabeth Kuehler

Elisabeth, daughter of Johannes Klinger, died 10 May 1756, aged 1 year


Reading Lutheran KB, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania:
(selected—focus on first generation of Klinger’s only)
Alexander Klinger & his wife Anna Elisabeth had baptized:

  1. George Adam, born 12 Sep 1762, baptized ---1762, sp. George Adam Schlegel & his wife Christina

  2. Jacob, born 21 Jan 1765, baptized 31 Jan 1765 (died 22 Sep 1765), sp. Jacob Keraul & his wife Anna Maria

  3. Johann Michael, born 21 Jan 1765, baptized 31 Jan 1765 (died 6 Oct 1765), sp. Johann Michael Klein & his wife Maria Barbara

  4. Jacob, born 15 Apr 1769, baptized 3 Dec 1769, sp. Jacob Kayser & his wife Margareth Elisabeth

Johann Jacob Klinger, son of Alexander & Anna Elisabeth Klinger, born 15 May 1768 [sic], died 21 Feb 1774


Johann Michael Klinger, son of Alexander & Anna Elisabeth Klinger, born 21 Jan 1765, died 6 Oct 1765
-----------------------------------------
Johann Philip Klinger & his wife Eva Elizabeth had baptized:

  1. Christina, born 10 May 1760, baptized 10 May 1760, sp. Christina Petrie, Rapp’s wife (note: from transcript, I am not certain as to whether this is one or two sponsors)

  2. Johann George, born 13 May 1761, baptized --- 1761, sp. Johann George Heist & his wife Anna Elisabeth

  3. Christina, born 30 June 1764, baptized 22 July 1764, sp. Peter Rapp & his wife Christina

  4. Alexander, born 17 Feb 1767, baptized 24 Feb 1767, sp. Alexander Klinger & his wife Anna Elisabeth

Christina Klinger, daughter of Philip, born 30 June 1764, died 11 Dec 1768

Daniel Klinger, son of Philip, born 16 Aug 1769, died 21 Aug 1770
--------------------------------------------
Philip Klinger & his wife Anna Elizabeth had baptized:


  1. Philip, born 11 Dec 1765, baptized 29 Dec 1765, sp. Johann Philip Kraemer & Johanna Loescher

  2. Johannes, born 20 Aug 1767, baptized 9 Sep 1767, sp. Johannes Rihm & his wife Catharina

Anna Elisabeth Klinger, nee Knop, wife of Philip Klinger, died 24 Feb 1768, aged 21 years. They were married for 3 years, 3 weeks, and 4 days. She left two surviving sons.


Philip Klinger & his wife Anna Catharina had baptized:



  1. Daniel, born 16 Aug 1769, baptized 4 Mar 1770, sp. Daniel Wix & Elisabeth Klinger

  2. Michael, born 29 July 1775, baptized 1 Oct 1775, sp. Michael Busch & his wife

Johannes Klinger, son of Philip, born 20 Aug 1767, died 13 Dec 1768

Johann Philip Klinger, son of Philip & Catharina [sic], born 16 May 1765, died 21 Oct 1823
Philip Klinger, son of Joh. Philip, of Reading, married 26 Nov 1786 Elisabeth Jung, daughter of Martin, of Reading
Catharina Klinger, the widow of Philip Klinger, and daughter of Mordecai Jung & his wife Ocella, died 21 Feb 1852, aged about 87 years. Died of old age and buried at Trinity First cemetery. She left 1 son and 1 daughter. (Unclear from church record abstract if her children were living.)

---------------------------------


Johann Peter Klinger, died 18 July 1785, aged 64 years, 6 months, 3 days

Catharine Klinger, nee Eisenbeiss, wife of Peter Klinger, died 16 Oct 1790, aged about 66-67 years


George Zimmerman, son of George Zimmerman, of Wurttemberg, married the second Sunday after Advent 1764 Margaret Klinger, the daughter of Joseph Friedrich [sic]
---------------------------------------

Note: Philip Klinger & wife Catharina who had children baptized in the 1770s not yet compiled.



Reading Reformed KB, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania:
(selected)
Alexander Klinger, died 25 Apr 1802 of consumption; buried in Reading

Berks County Will Abstracts:

CLINGER, PETER, Reading.
July 15, 1785 - October 21, 1790.
All estate for support of wife Anna Catharina.
After her decease to grandson Philip CLINGER, Jr.
To son Philip 20 shillings.
Exr: Friend John PRINCE.
Wits: Alexander EISENBEIS and John REES.
Berks County Will Abstracts:

KLINGER, ALEXANDER, Reading. March 29, 1802 - May 1, 1802.


Provides for wife Anna Elizabeth.

To son George Adam the tract of land on which he now dwells in Mahantango Township, Berks County, containing 200 acres at £1.2.6 per acre. To son-in-law Gideon WILLIAMSON the tract of land on which he now lives in Mahantango Township containing 200 acres at £1.5.0 per acre.


After wife's decease estate divided as follows: Granddau. Eve Elizabeth wife of Abraham HAFFA and dau. of my dau. Eve Elizabeth shall have £50 and residue in 5 equal shares to sons George Henry and George Adam, to dau. Elizabeth wife of William SHENER, to dau. Eve Elizabeth wife of Gideon WILLIAMSON, and the remaining part to the children of my son John, deceased, viz: Jeremiah, John, Polly and Catherine, share of dau. Elizabeth to be in trust.
Exrs: Son George Henry and Peter NAGLE, Esq.
Wits: Nickel DIEHL and John SPYKER.
1749 Martin Schaeffer
Emigrant Johann Martin Schaffer settled in the vicinity of Upper Saucon Township in modern –day Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. On Ancestry.com, descendants identify the same parentage below and add a date of death of 9 Oct 1809 that I cannot currently confirm. Johann Martin allegedly preached to Washington’s soldier’s at Valley Forge, and the DAR has recognized him as a Revolutionary. However, I did note conflicting data and encourage primary source research on this person. For example: Quite a few family trees identify Johann Martin as the 1750 immigrant of this name on the Ship Edinburgh. It would seem to me that he would be the person traveling in 1749 with other Reichelsheim-area emigrants.
(Note: At the time of writing, I do not have access to the full transcripts of the Lehigh County church books cited below.)

GERMAN RECORDS:


Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Johannes Schaeffer & his wife Margreth had baptized:

  1. Joh. Adam, born 28 Feb 1699, baptized 3 Mar 1699—died 1742

Johann Adam Schaefer & his wife Anna Catharina, nee Reinhard, had baptized:



  1. Johann Martin, born 30 Aug 1724, baptized 1 Sep 1724

Hans Henrich Lautenschläger & his wife Elisabeth had baptized:



  1. Elisabeth Catharina, born 27 Jan 1729, baptized 30 Jan 1729

Johann Martin Schaeffer, son of Johann Adam Schaeffer, müller, of Bockenrod, married 29 Apr 1749 Elisabeth Catharina Lautenschläger, daughter of Joh. Henrich Lautenschläger, beisass, of Laudenau


Anna Catharina Schaeffer married 12 May 1750 Joh. George Tritsch

IMMIGRATION:


1749 Albany, arrived 2 Sep 1749 at Port of Philadelphia:

George Michael Frantz

Martin Schffer

Peter Kill

Philipp Jacob Walther

--Note: There is also a Peter Schäffer, Hans Balthasar Shaffer, and Johann George Schfer on this ship.


PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS:


Lutheran KB, Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania:
Martin Schäfer & his wife Elisabeth Catharina had baptized:

  1. Margaretha Elisabeth, born 25 Oct 1752

  2. Johann Peter, born 9 May 1755

  3. Johann Andreas, born 17 Jan 1760



St. Paul’s Lutheran KB, Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania:
Martin Schäfer & his wife Elisabeth Catharina had baptized:

  1. Anna, born 25 Sep 1757

  2. Anna Catharina, born 30 Aug 1763

  3. Valentin, born 31 Dec 1765

POSSIBLE EMIGRANTS:
I researched those below as possible Reichelsheim emigrants. I believe the Christoph Nagel and Martin Rausch were likely from that German village; however, I doubt the others.

1749 Christoph Nagel
I cannot locate this probable emigrant in Pennsylvania records; however, I find no further evidence in Reichelsheim area church records and his name appears with other emigrants from the region on the manifest of the Ship Albany.

GERMAN RECORDS:


Evangelisch, Fränkisch-Crumbach, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Peter Nagel & his wife Eva had baptized:

  1. Agatha, born 28 Jan 1701, baptized 29 Jan 1701

  2. Elisabetha, born 29 May 1702, baptized 31 May 1702

  3. Susanna Maria, born 22 Apr 1705, baptized 24 Apr 1705

  4. Johann Georg, born 29 Sep 1707, baptized 30 Sep 1707

  5. Anna Catharina, born 6 Jan 1710, baptized 7 Jan 1710

  6. Christian, born 30 Sep 1711, baptized 2 Oct 1711

  7. Anna Margaretha, born 28 June 1714, baptized 29 June 1714

  8. Johann Henrich, born 22 Dec 1715, baptized 22 Dec 1715

  9. Anna Catharina, born 2 Jan 1717 (no baptism noted)

  10. Anna Catharina, born 24 Mar 1719, baptized 24 Mar 1719

  11. Johann Christoph, born 23 June 1720, baptized 24 June 1720

  12. Anna Elisabetha, born 11 Dec 1723, baptized 31 May 1723

--Place of residence at baptism given as Kumbach for all children.

Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Christoph Nagel, son of Peter Nagel, married 26 Jan 1746 Anna Margaretha Germann, daughter of Conrad Germann

IMMIGRATION:


1749 Albany, arrived 2 Sep 1749 at Port of Philadelphia:

Hans Philipp Krichbaum (signed his name)

Christoffel (X) Nagel

Johann Adam Gorm[an]

Peter (X) Brunner

Johann Adam Hotz

Johan Leohnhart German

Adam (X) German

Adam Geissinger

Adam (X) Laudenshlager

PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS:
Not currently located in Pennsylvania.

---------------------------------------------------------------



1749 Martin Rausch

1749 Johan Adam Rausch
These immigrants may have come from Reichelsheim. The tombstone of Martin Rausch of Berks County gives a birth date that fits a man of this name born in that German village.
GERMAN RECORDS:
Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Hanss Georg Rausch & his wife Eva had baptized:

  1. Johann Peter, born 3 Oct 1708—died 1752

  2. Elisabeth, baptized 29 Mar 1710

  3. Anna Elisabeth, baptized 28 Sep 1711—died 4 May 1767

  4. Johann Jacob, baptized 27 Feb 1713—died 1715

  5. Anna Eva, born 26 June 1714, baptized 29 June 1714—died 1752

  6. Anna Elisabeth, born 22 Oct 1715, baptized 25 Oct 1715—died 1716

  7. Joh. Nicholas, born 2 Feb 1717, baptized 3 Feb 1717—died 1784

  8. Johann Georg, born 19 Feb 1720, baptized 20 Jan 1720—died 1781

  9. Peter, born 22 Dec 1721, baptized 24 Dec 1721

  10. Dorothea, born 16 June 1723, baptized 16 June 1723

  11. Adam, born 10 Jan 1725, baptized 12 Jan 1725—died 1728

  12. Georg, born 10 Jan 1725, baptized 12 Jan 1725—died 1725

Johann Georg Rausch & his wife Eva had baptized:



  1. Johann Peter, born 6 Sep 1707, baptized 9 Sep 1707

  2. Johannes, baptized 23 Jan 1709 –died 1743

  3. Johann Martin, baptized 26 July 1711

  4. Johann Adam, baptized 25 June 1713

  5. Johann Philipp, baptized 5 Nov 1713

  6. Hans Henrich, born 28 Apr 1726, baptized --- 1716—died 1738

  7. Elisabeth Catharina, born 8 Feb 1717, baptized 10 Feb 1717—died 1 Apr 1794

  8. Johannes, born 2 May 1718, baptized 4 May 1718


Note: I grouped children based on whether the parent was Hans Georg or Johann Georg in online abstracts. The original church books must be consulted to verify that the groupings are correct.
Dorothea Rausch, daughter of Johann George Rausch, married 26 Aug 1745 Johann Philip Kriegbaum, son of Joh. Peter Kriegbaum
Johann Adam Rausch, son of Hanss Georg Rausch, married 15 Apr 1749 Eva Kunigunda Kriegbaum, daughter of Joh. Peter Kriegbaum

IMMIGRATION:


1749 Albany, arrived 2 Sep 1749 at Port of Philadelphia:

Martin Rausch

Johan Adam Rausch

--Both signed their names. Appear within 14 passengers of each other.


PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS:



St. Paul’s (“Smoke”) Church Cemetery, Edenburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania:
1790 December the 16th Johan Martin Rausch is buried – age 79 years, 4 months, 3 weeks
johan martin rausch
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1752 Johann Adam Ares

1752 Johannes Ares

GERMAN RECORDS:


Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Joh. Jacob Ares married 18 Jan 1716 Anna Barbara Kaffenberger. They had baptized:

  1. Johann Georg, born 13 Mar 1720, baptized 15 Mar 1720—died 1743

  2. Georg Heinrich, born 10 Oct 1722, baptized 11 Oct 1722—died 1777

  3. Johann Adam, born 28 Aug 1730, baptized 29 Aug 1730

  4. Johann Jacob, born 1 Nov 1732, baptized 2 Nov 1732

Note: An Adam Ares, son of Jacob, married at Reichelsheim in 1760. This may not be the correct immigrant family.

IMMIGRATION:
1752 Neptune, arrived 4 Oct 1752 at the Port of Philadelphia:

Johann Henrich Heist (signed his name)

J. Adam Arris (signed with a mark)

Johannes Arris (signed with a mark)


Note: Johann Henrich Heist was possibly from Reichelsheim. See data elsewhere in this file.

PENNYSLVANIA RECORDS:



Christ Lutheran KB, Stouchsburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania:
John Adam Ares & Elisabeth Grauin sponsored child of Johann Peter Koch & his wife Maria Barbara on 19 Oct 1755
St. Daniel’s Lutheran KB, Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania:
Adam Ares had baptized:

  1. Johann George, born 6 Aug 1759

  2. Joseph, born 3 Apr 1761

  3. Elisabeth Catharina, born 8 Mar 1763

  4. Catharina, born 22 Mar 1765

  5. Johann Adam, born 23 June 1767

From Internet research:


Johan Adam Arris came to Phila in America on 4 Oct1752 on Ship Neptune with son, Johannes Adam Arris, Jr. (PA GERMAN PIONEERS, p.94 & 30,000 NAMES OF IMMIGRANTS, I. D. Rupp, p.285).1760-1766, Adam ARES paid Berks Co PA pastor 5 shillings a year.Adam AREA became deacon in Evan Luth Church in Heidelberg Tp, Berks Co, PA.John Adam AARES paid 5 shillings toward the school house c. 1765.1765, 1766, 1769 Tax Lists: Heidelberg Tp, Berks Tp, PA, 6 Acres, Adam Ares.1767 Tax List: Heidelberg Tp,
Called Adam.RES: Lived NW of Ickesburg, Saville Tp, Perry Co, PA (from Harry Lenig, Newport, PA).1778 1st State Tax List: E Pennsboro Tp, Cumberland Co, PA, 34 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow (PA ARCHIVES, 3rd ser, v. XX, p. 35).1779, 1780, 1781, 1782 Tax List: E Pennsboro Tp, Cumb Co, PA, Adam (Ayres, Orus, Aures), 100 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow (PA ARCHIVES).1785 Tax List: E Pennsboro Tp, Cumb Co, PA, Adam Orice, 70 acres, 2 horses, 1 cow (PA ARCHIVES).5 Nov 1785 Deed: 80 acres in Rye Tp, Perry Co, PA, to Adam Orris of E Pennsboro Tp, Cumb Co, PA (I-H-223 Cum Co Courthse).29 Nov1792: Adam Aris of E Pennsboro Tp, Cumb Co, PA, grantee for sale of household goods of Joseph Aris (I-K-383-84, Cumb Co Courthse).1793 Tax List: Rye Tp, Perry Co, 50 acres (PA ARCHIVES, 3rd ser, v. XX).1795 Tax List: Tyrone Tp, Perry Co, PA.2 Feb 1796 : Survey for Cumb Co land warrantee, 100 acres (PA ARCHIVES, 3rd ser, v. XXIV, p. 740) - Adam ORRES.1798 Direct Tax List: Tyrone Tp, Perry Co, PA, Cabin and 100 acres adj to Geo Hollibaugh @ $100 tax value.6 Apr 1806 Will: Made a mark rather than a signature. Nicholas Ickes & Henerely Orris, administrators. Lists children and spouses. Henry Orris got the homestead (17-G-168, Cumb Co Courthse).22 Aug 1806 Inventory: "Three large books and a quantity of old books" @ $1.90. Total appraised tax value of PP = $49.40 (O-21, Cumb Co Courthse).18 May 1809 Vendue (O-2) & 31 May 1809 Account (O-3): Cumb Co CourthseBerks Tp, PA, Adam Ares, Tailor (PA ARCHIVES).1768 Tax List: Heidelberg Tp, Berks Tp, PA, Adam Ares, 6 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow (PA ARCHIVES)

-------------------------------------------



1751 Balthasar Hess

Evangelisch, Reichelsheim, Odenwald, Starkenburg, Hesse-Darmstadt
Johann Heinrich Hess & his wife Anna Elisabetha had baptized:

  1. Johann Balthasar, baptized 18 July 1709

1751 Neptune, arrived 24 Sep 1751 at Port at Philadelphia:

Balthasar Hess (signed with a mark)

George Kimmel (signed his name)

--Enumerated next to each other.

A Balthasar Hess, age 60 years, died at Lancaster in the year 1761, aged 60 years. His wife appears to be an Eva Susanna Kummel, daughter of George & Eva Susanna Kummel.


George Kimmel’s place of birth is given as Gimbsheim in his 1782 burial record. It would seem Balthasar Hess married Kimmel’s daughter in Germany. As Gimbsheim and Reichelsheim are about one hour of modern travel time apart from each other, it would seem that the Balthasar Hess on the 1751 Neptune is not the same person as the one born in Reichelsheim.

-------------------------------------------------------------------


End of File

You are welcome to share, use, and distribute the contents of this file. I only ask that you attach source following source attribution:


Wevodau, Edward N. “Emigrants from Reichelsheim im Odenwald, Hessen, Bundesrepublik Deutschland, to the American Colonies.” Pennsylania Settlers. 14 March 2014. Web. [Your date of access.]

Thank You!


Also: Please be advised that this is a living file and will be subject to future updates and revisions. I welcome any additional information that improves the accuracy and content of this file.


Share with your friends:




The database is protected by copyright ©essaydocs.org 2020
send message

    Main page