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The Family History of Laura E. Hess and William C. Deer

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Source: Marya Deer Nill, The Family History of Laura E. Hess and William C. Deer (San Carlos, California: published by the author, 1997).

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Sarah and Coroden HESS  Gravestone  Cement City Cemetery  Jackson County, MI

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Laura, Thurman, Seraph HESS

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CHART NO. 1

HUSBAND: CORODEN MILES HESS (ID=252)

Born 28 Feb 1847 Place Liberty Twnsp, MI (Jackson)
Marr 21 Sep 1869 Place Cement City, MI (Jackson)
Died 21 Oct 1898 Place DeTour, MI (Chippewa)
Bur. Place Cement City Cemetery, Jackson Co. MI

HUSBAND’S FATHER:  WILLIAM HENRY HESS (ID=261)

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:  LUSETTA BROWN (ID=262)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: SARAH ELLEN CARPENTER (ID=253)

Born 19 Jun 1851 Place Wheatland, MI (Hillsdale)
Died 14 Jun 1926 Place Huntington, IN (Huntington)
Bur. Place Cement City Cemetery, Jackson Co. MI

WIFE’S FATHER:  WILLIAM S. CARPENTER (ID=364)

WIFE’S MOTHER:  LYDIA OLDER (ID=365)

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 F BLANCHE (BIRD) HESS (ID=254) 26 Jun 1870 Cement City, MI (Jackson) 29 Aug 1926
Rev. Chas. BRODIE (NO ID)
2 M WILLIAM HUGH HESS (ID=255) 28 Jan 1872 Cement City, MI (Jackson) 29 Oct 1899 14 Jul 1939
Alberta SICKLEY (NO ID)
3 M THURMAN CARL HESS (ID=256) 26 Jan 1875 Cement City, MI (Jackson) 09 Sep 1896 18 Feb 1977
Minnie COLGROVE (NO ID)
4 M MURRAY EDGAR HESS (ID=257) 25 Jan 1877 Cement City, MI (Jackson) 08 Jan 1888
5 F LYDIA SERAPH HESS (ID=258) 16 Mar 1878 Cement City, MI (Jackson) 21 Jun 1902 07 Nov 1968
Gene MOORE (NO ID)
6 F LAURA ESTELLA HESS (ID=259) 10 Jul 1882 Columbia, MI (Jackson) 15 Jun 1909 30 Jun 1960
WILLIAM C. DEER REV. (ID=355)
7 M LEW NATHAN HESS (ID=260) 25 Sep 1894 Cement City, MI (Jackson) 15 May 1919 30 Sep 1981
Ida AGAR (NO ID)

OTHER MARRIAGES

5-Frank ALLEN (NO ID)

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ID-252 CORODEN MILES HESS

Coroden, son of William Henry HESS and Lusetta BROWN, was born 28 Feb 1847 in Jackson County, Michigan.  He farmed near Brooklyn and Cement City.  He married Sarah Ellen CARPENTER 21 Sep 1869.  Seven children were born to them.  All lived to maturity except Murray who died at the age of eleven of scarlet fever.  Coroden died after emergency surgery while on a hunting trip to northern Michigan.  His death certificate lists the causes of death as strangulated hernia, asthma and emphysema.  He was a member of the Baptist church in Cement City.

Our line descends through Laura E. HESS, spouse of William C. DEER.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENTS: Bible records of HESS family, photocopy from Lew N. HESS, Monroe, WA 1975; Harold Chapman, Family History of Caroline Ada (CARPENTER) DOOLITTLE, MS (Eugene, OR: 1970); Hugh McBREEN, Mission City, BC, Canada, research 1972.  Copies of Chapman and McBreen material in possession of author.

MARRIAGE: “Michigan Marriages, 1867-1883,” LDS microfilm #941634, viewed at FHL, Menlo Park, CA.  McBreen and Chapman give wrong date (1868) for marriage.

CENSUS: 1850 U.S. census, Jackson Co. MI (Liberty township), p. 180, line 12; 1860 U.S. census, Jackson Co., MI (Liberty township), p. 139, line 4, from National Archives, San Bruno, CA., photocopies in possession of writer.

DEATH-BURIAL: Death certificate for Coroden HESS, 21 Oct 1898, DeTour, MI, MI Dept. of Vital Statistics.  Certified copy, Aug. 20, 1976, in possession of writer.  Headstone inscription: “Feb. 28, 1847-Oct. 23, 1898” Cement City cemetery, Cement City, MI, sec. 32.  Visited by author 20 May 1978.

WILL-PROBATE: Probate of estate of Coroden M. HESS, Jackson Co., MI #5920/5/505, petition filed 1900, final accounting filed 1907, “Michigan Estate File Index,” LDS Film #961566, FHL, Salt Lake City, UT.

BIOGRAPHY: Portrait and Biographical Album of Jackson County, Michigan (Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1890), pp. 707-709.

ID-253 SARAH ELLEN CARPENTER

Sarah was the youngest child of William S. CARPENTER and Lydia OLDER, b 19 Jun 1851.  After her husband died she lived on a farm willed to her by her father, near Cememt City, Michigan.  It is a short distance from the cemetery where she is buried.  In her old age she lived in a boarding home in Jackson, MI.  She died suddenly of a heart attack while visiting her daughter, Blanche (Bird) BRODIE in Huntington, Indiana.  Blanche died two months later after a fall downstairs while visiting friends.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENTS-MARRIAGE: Same as entry for Coroden M. HESS.

DEATH-BURIAL: Headstone inscription for Sarah HESS, Cemetery City cemetery, Cement City, MI, sec. 32, “June 19, 1851-June 14, 1926.”

OBITUARY: Obituary of Sarah E. CARPENTER HESS, Huntington Herald (Huntington, IN), June 15, 1926, photocopy from Huntington library, Jan 1992.

CHILDREN: Same as ID-252.

Sarah’s oldest son, William, was an engineer.  He died in a mine explosion in British Columbia.  Another son, Thurman Carl, a gunsmith, also lived in Canada.  He died at age 102.

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CHART NO. 1

HUSBAND: WILLIAM HENRY HESS (ID=261)

Born 28 Mar 1816 Place Camillus, NY
Marr 20 May 1840 Place NY
Died 09 Mar 1909 Place Brooklyn, MI (Jackson)
Bur. Place Napoleon Cemetery Jackson Co. MI

HUSBAND’S FATHER:  CONRAD HESS (ID=270)

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:  LAURA WOOD (ID=271)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: LUSETTA BROWN (ID=262)

Born 23 Feb 1821 Place Canandaigua, NY (Ontario)
Died 11 Mar 1913 Place Napoleon, MI (Jackson)
Bur. Place Napoleon Cemetery, Jackson Co. MI

WIFE’S FATHER:  WILLIAM BROWN (ID=370)

WIFE’S MOTHER:  LUCINDA GODARD (ID=371)

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 M MURRAY WILLIAM HESS (ID=263) 03 Jun 1841 NY 27 Dec 1866 25 Sep 1933
Mary Elizabeth SWAIN (NO ID)
2 M MERRITT HESS (ID=264) 1843 NY 1932
Margaret COGKIN (NO ID)
3 M CHARLES HESS (ID=265) 1845 MI
Margaret BROWN (NO ID)
4 M CORODEN MILES HESS (ID=252) 28 Feb 1847 Liberty Twnshp, MI (Jackson) 21 Sep 1869 21 Oct 1898
SARAH ELLEN CARPENTER (ID=253)
5 M EDGAR J. HESS (ID=266) 24 Apr 1851 MI 19 Aug 1870 18 Jul 1880
Laura Jane HUNT (NO ID)
6 F CLARA HESS (ID=267) ca 1855 MI
Robert CAMERON (NO ID)
7 M HUGH HENRY HESS (ID=268) 21 May 1859 Jackson Co. MI 1939
Lilla DEWEY (NO ID)
8 F LYDIA HESS (ID=269) MI
Bo MILLER (NO ID)

OTHER MARRIAGES

6-Nathan RODGERS (NO ID)

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ID-261 WILLIAM HENRY HESS

William Henry was born 28 Mar 1816 in Onondaga County, New York, son of Conrad HESS and Laura WOOD.  He grew up in Steuben County.  He married Lusetta BROWN in 1840.  Their first two children were born in New York.  He immigrated to Michigan in 1843.  His parents and at least two brothers also came about the same time.  He farmed near Brooklyn, Jackson County, Michigan.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  His son, Murray, was in the Civil War, in the 5th Michigan Cavalry, and fought with General CUSTER at Gettysburg.  His grandaughter, Ella HESS HOWLAND, lived to be over 106 years old-see story on Mrs HOWLAND in book, Guilford H. Rothfuss, ‘Round the Square – a story of Brooklyn area in prose and pictures (Brooklyn, MI, Brooklyn Historical Society, The Exponent Press, 1981), p. 156.  Ella HESS HOWLAND describes him as a gentle and kind man.  He was a farmer.  He and his wife were married sixty-nine years.  His son, Hugh Henry, had a general store in Napoleon, Michigan, for many years, and later the post office.  An adopted son, Ray, and a daughter, Ann, are listed on the census-no further information found on them.

Our line descends through Coroden M. HESS, spouse of Sarah CARPENTER.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENTS: Hugh McBreen (Mission City, BC, Canada: 1983) research on the HESS family; pedigree charts from Linda Weatherwax, Brooklyn, MI, 1984, and Ned Chestnut, Hood River, OR, 1983; DAR record for Laura HESS DEER #292904 (Washington, DC, DAR Library, 1935); DAR record for Marya DEER NILL #694393 (Ibid., 1985).

MARRIAGE: Ibid.; census records.

CENSUS: 1840 U.S. census, Steuben Co. NY (Cohocton), p. 216, shows him living with wife near his parents; 1850 U.S. census, Jackson Co. MI (Liberty township); 1860 U.S. census, Jackson Co. MI (Liberty township); pp. 138-9, dwelling 1060; 1880 U.S. census, Jackson Co. MI (Norvell township); dwelling 150; 1900 U.S. census, Jackson Co. MI (Napoleon township), E.D. 23, sheet 3, line 96 at National Archives, San Bruno, CA.

DEATH-BURIAL: “Michigan Deaths, Jackson County,” LDS film #94162, p. 250.  “Index to Cementery Records,” LDS film #92560, p. 207, from Family History Library, SLC.  “Jackson County, MI Records of Deaths,” p. 239 C, Jackson County courthouse: headstone inscription for Wm. H. HESS, 1815-1909, Napoleon Cementery, Jackson Co. MI, picture taken by author 20 May 1978.

ID-262 LUCETTA/LUSETTA BROWN

Lusetta was born in New York in 1821.  She was the daughter of William BROWN and Lucinda GODARD.  Nothing is known of her early life.  Her grandaughter, Ella HESS HOWLAND, described her as a spitfire.  She tells a story about her grandmother, as an old lady, climbing a ladder to pick cherries.  When asked why, she said she was picking them for Murray and Met (her sons) as it was too hot for them to pick and they were too old.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Same as ID-261; “Jackson County, MI Records of Deaths,” p. 90 D, Jackson County courthouse; headstone inscription for Lusetta HESS, 1821-1913, Napoleon cemetery, Jackson Co. MI, on same stone as husband and mother, Lucinda HOLDEN.  Picture taken by author 20 May 1978.

CHILDREN: Same as ID-261; photocopy of school records for four older sons from Mrs. John HARBAUGH, Cement City, MI, 1984.

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CHART NO. 10

HUSBAND: CONRAD HESS (ID=270)

Born 05 Sep 1780 Place German Flats, NY (Montgy)
Marr 01 Jan 1809 Place Camillus, NY (Onon)
Died 14 Feb 1865 Place Liberty Twsp, MI (Jackson)
Bur. Place E. Liberty Twnsp. Cemetery, MI (Jackson)

HUSBAND’S FATHER:  JOHN HESS (ID=276)

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:  MARGARET FULMER (ID=277)

WIFE: LAURA WOOD (ID=271)

Born 22 Jul 1792 Place Milton, NY (Saratoga)
Died 21 Jul 1881 Place Liberty, MI (Jackson)
Bur. Place E. Liberty Twnsp. Cemetery, MI (Jackson)

WIFE’S FATHER:  NATHAN WOOD (ID=314)

WIFE’S MOTHER:  ZILPHA SPRAGUE (ID=315)

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 M WILLIAM HENRY HESS (ID=261) 28 Mar 1816 Camillus, NY (Onondaga) 20 May 1840 09 Mar 1909
LUSETTA BROWN (ID=262)
2 M CHARLES T. HESS (ID=272) 1819 NY 31 Dec 1857
Permelia GATES (NO ID)
3 M NATHAN HESS (ID=273) ?/Nov 1820/1822 NY 22 Jun 1901
Desdemona (NO ID)
4 M OSCAR HESS (ID=274)
5 M LEMIRA HESS (ID=275)

OTHER MARRIAGES

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ID-270 CONRAD HESS

Conrad HESS was born 5 Sep 1780 in German Flats, New York, son of John HESS and Margaret FULMER.  He moved to Onondaga County with his father about 1799.  They were among the first settlers of that county.  He married Laura WOOD in Camillus, New York in 1809.  He was a farmer.  He lived in Cohocton, Steuben County, New York in 1825, moving from there in 1843 to Jackson County Michigan with his sons.  He is thought to have had eight or twelve children, but only four sons can be identified.  S. Whitney Phoenix, THE WHITNEY FAMILY lists another son, Lemira HESS, living in Washington, Iowa in 1877.  Conrad and Laura HESS were living with their son, Nathan, in the Michigan 1850 and 1860 census.  They were members of the Methodist Episcopal church in Liberty township, Jackson County.  Conrad was a soldier in the War of 1812, serving in the New York Militia in Captain Asa CHATFIELD’s company.  He received bounty land in Wisconsin.  His widow applied for a pension in 1879, but died before receiving it.

Our line descends through William Henry HESS, spouse of Lusetta BROWN.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENTS: “Baptism record for Conrath HESS,” born 5 Sep 1780, bapt. 27 Sep 1780, Royden Woodward Vosburgh, Records of Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of German Flats in Fort Herkimer, town of German Flats, Herkimer County, N.Y. trans. by NYGBS, Vol. 1 (New York City: May 1918), p. 6, lists parents as Johannes HESS and Margaretha, sponsors, Conrath VOLMER and Lena.  Copy of record at Montgomery County Dept. of History and Archives, Fonda, NY, seen by writer 26 June 1985, copy also at Family History Library, Salt Lake City; DAR records, Laura HESS DEER #292904, 1935; Marya DEER NILL #694393, 1985.

MARRIAGE: “Service Pension, War of 1812, Widow’s Brief,” #35077 of Laura WOOD gives date of marriage, 1 Jan 1809.  Photocopy from National Archives, San Bruno, CA, in possession of author.

MILITARY: Ibid.

LAND: NY deeds-Herkimer Co. 1799, Onondaga Co. 1822, Steuben Co. 1827, deed 20-98 15 May 1832 Pulteney Estate to Conradt HESS of Cohocton, land in Cohocton for $300, photocopies of original deeds in possession of author; Conradt HESS and Laura h/w to William C. CRITTENDEN, most of same land for $1650, 40-131, 23 Nov; Conradt HES and Laura h/w to Nathaniel R. CHASE, rest of land for $167, 40-417, 22 Mar 1843-letter from Jame HOPE, deputy historian, Dept. of History and Archives, Bath, Steuben Co., NY 25 May 1988.  War of 1812 bounty land in WI #25610, Mar 1856, sold to Eli RUDD, Sauk, WI.

CENSUS: 1810 U.S. census, Onondaga Co., NY, cal #050; 1820 U.S. census, Onondaga Co. NY (Camillus), #137, National Archives, San Bruno, CA; 1825 NY State census, Steuben Co., NY (Cohocton), photocopy from FHL, Salt Lake City, UT; 1830 U.S. census, Steuben Co., NY (Cohocton), Roll 107, p. 428; 1840 U.S. census, Steuben Co., NY (Cohocton), p. 216 (Conrad HEFS and Laura); 1850 and 1860 U.S. Census, Jackson Co. MI (Liberty townsp.), pp. 138-139, dwelling #1057, living with son, Nathan.  Photocopies in author’s possession.

DEATH-BURIAL: War of 1812, service pension application of Laura WOOD gives 14 Feb 1867 as death date.  “Jackson Co. MI Cemetery Records Index,” LDS film #925960 gives year as 1865; burial of Conrad HESS, Liberty Township cemetery, Jackson Co. MI, tombstone date 1865, 84 yrs. 6 mo.

ID-271 LAURA WOOD

Laura WOOD was born 22 Jul 1792 in Milton, Saratoga County, New York, daughter of Nathan WOOD and Zilpha SPRAGUE.  Her parents moved to Onondaga County in 1805, where she married Conrad HESS in 1809.  She moved to Michigan with her husband and sons in 1843.  Laura applied for a War of 1812 widow’s pension in 1879.  She died before it was approved.  She was ill and not competent to sign her name at that time.

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REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENTS: DAR record of Carolyn WRIGHT, Albuquerque, NM, #693384 (Washington, D.C. DAR Library), Revolutionary War record of Nathan WOOD; S. Whitney Phoenix, The WHITNEY Family of Connecticut, 3 Vols. (New York, printed privately 1876), p. 1382; War of 1812 pension record gives age as 89 in 1879; land deed 20 Jan 1840 Onondaga Co. NY, lists her and Conrad HESS with her mother, Zilpha WOOD, and siblings on land sale after death of father, Nathan WOOD.  DAR records of Laura HESS DEER and Marya DEER NILL.

DEATH-BURIAL: “Jackson County, Michigan Cemetery Records,” LDS film #925960 gives year as 1881; Buried Liberty township cemetery, “Jackson County, Michigan Deaths,” Film #941628, #284, Laura HESS died 21 Jul 1881, age at death as 89 yrs., 11 mos., 29 days.

CHILDREN: Same as ID-270; Nathan HESS died in 1901, his wife in 1892, and their only child, Ida Emogen in 1865 at age 15.  Nathan was said to be a very kind and gentle man.

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Murray HESS  Lusetta BROWN HESS  William Henry HESS

ca 1900

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Grave Marker, Napoleon Cemetery, Jackson Co. MI

William Henry HESS  Lusetta BROWN HESS  Lucinda GODARD BROWN HOLDEN

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CHART NO. 10

HUSBAND: JOHN HESS (ID=276)

Born 22 Dec 1747 Place Warren, NY (Tryon)
Marr Place
Died 22 May 1805 Place Camillus, NY  (Onon)
Bur. Place Elbridge Cemetery, NY (Onon)

HUSBAND’S FATHER:  AUGUSTINUS HESS (ID=286)

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:  ANNA CATHERINA KAST (ID=287)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: MARGARET FULMER (ID=277)

Born 16 Feb 1748 Place
Died 25 Jul 1821 Place Camillus, NY (Onon)
Bur. Place Elbridge Cemetery, NY (Onon)

WIFE’S FATHER:  CONRAD FULMER (ID=510)

WIFE’S MOTHER:  HELENA HILTS (OR FRANK (ID=511)

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 M AUGUSTINUS HESS (ID=278) 02 Jan 1775 Warren, NY (Montgy) 02 Jul 1854
Catherine BOWEN (NO ID)
2 F ANNA MARIA HESS (ID=279) 01 Nov 1776 German Flats, NY (Montgy)
3 M CONRAD HESS (ID=270) 05 Sep 1780 German Flats, NY (Montgy) 01 Jan 1809 14 Feb 1865
LAURA WOOD (ID=271)
4 M JOHN HESS (ID=280) bp 1784 German Flats, NY (Montgy)
Eva (NO ID)
5 M FREDERICK HESS (ID=281) 31 Mar 1785 German Flats, NY (Montgy)
Gerusha (NO ID)
6 F CATHERINE HESS (ID=282) 26 Oct 1787 German Flats, NY (Montgy)
Simon MARSHALL (NO ID)
7 M HEINRICH (HENRY) HESS (ID=283) 12 Mar 1790 German Flats, NY (Herkimer)
Prudence (NO ID)
8 M RUDOLPH (REUBEN) HESS (ID=284) 24 Jan 1792/3 German Flats, NY (Herkimer) 1868
Fannie COLLINS (NO ID)
9 F MARGARET HESS (ID=285) Stone Arabia, NY (Alby)
GETMAN (NO ID)

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ID-276 JOHN (JOHANNES) HESS

John HESS was born in Albany County, New York, 22 Dec 1747, son of Augustinus HESS and Anna Catherina KAST and grandson of the Palatine immigrant, Johannes HESS.  He was a blacksmith inheriting his grandfather’s blackmith tools.  He married Margaret FULMER about 1767.  They had nine children, seven of whom have their births and baptisms recorded in the Dutch Reform church of German Flats, New York.

John was a private in the Revolutionary War serving in Captain Michael ITTIG’s Company of Peter BELLINGER’s Regiment of New York Militia of the German Flats district in the county of Tryon.  During the Revolution the German farmers and tradesmen stayed home and tended their farms, serving as soldiers when needed.  John HESS served off and on from 1776 to 1780.  On 6 Aug 1777, he, his father and four brothers fought in the battle of Oriskany.  The militia, under the command of General Nicholas HERKIMER, was ambushed by Indians commanded by Colonel Barry ST. LEGER as they were going to the relief of the American soldiers under seige at Fort Stanwix, now Rome, New York.  This was said to be the bloddiest battle of the war.  It was also a turning point, as the English retreated to Canada which eventually helped prevent the division of the colonies by General BURGOYNE’s forces.  John HESS was wounded in the right arm and is reported to have received a pension of forty dollars, but the papers have been lost or burned.

He moved to Onondaga County, near Syracuse, New York about 1799, one of the first settlers in that wilderness area.  He died there and is buried in the Elbridge cemetery near Camillus, New York.  The Daughters of the American Revolution have marked his grave as a soldier of the Revolution.

Our line descends through Conrad HESS, spouse of Laura WOOD.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENTS: William V.H. Barker, Early Families of Herkimer County, New York (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981), p. 132; Hubert W. HESS, “The HESS Family in the Mohawk Valley,” St. Johnsville Enterprise and News (St. Johnsville, New York, series of newspaper articles published 1928-30), p. 7, copy received from Montgomery Dept. of History and Archives, Fonda, NY, Mar 1984; Rev. W.M. Beauchamp, Revolutionary War Soldiers Dying or Buried in Onondaga County, New York (New York: Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse, 1913), p. 42.  DAR record of Laura HESS DEER #292904, 1935; tombstone, Elbridge cemetery, Elbridge, NY.

MARRIAGE: Same as above.

LAND: Herkimer County lots inherited from father, see Hubert HESS, p. 7; transfer of land by his widow, p. 13.

CENSUS: 1790 U.S. census, Montgomery County, NY (German Flats), line #194; Barker, p. 344; U.S. 1800 census, Onondaga County.

MILITARY: Hubert HESS, p. 13; Lou D. MacWethy, The Book of Names (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981), pp. 133, 167; war service and payment record, BELLINGER’s Regiment, N.Y. Militia, from National Archives.  Photocopy in possession of author.

DEATH-PROBATE: No will; administration was granted to Margaret HESS and Denis HESS 11 Jun 1805 (Letter of Administration, book 2, surrogate’s office, Onondaga County court house, Syracuse, NY).  Copy in possession of author.

ID-277 MARGARET FULMER (FOLMER, VOLLMER)

Margaret was the daughter of Conrad FULMER and Helena (probably HILTS or FRANK).  Little is known about the family.  She is buried beside her husband in Elbridge cemetery.  Their grave markers were erected by their son, Reuben, in 1854.

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REFERENCES:

BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH: Same as ID-276; Erwin W. Fellows, “The FULMER Family of New York State,” The Palatine Immigrant, Vol. XV, No. 3 (Autumn 1990), pp. 123-133.

CHILDREN: Hubert HESS, p. 13; Ida Kast House and Mildred Kast Conrad, Mohawk Valley KASTs and Allied Families, edited and indexed by Hazel Patrick (Herkimer, New York: Herkimer Historical Society, 1985), p. 9.  Royden Woodward Vosburgh, Records of Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of German Flats in Fort Herkimer, town of German Flats, Herkimer County, NY, trans. by NYGBS, Vol. 1, (New York City: May 1918), pp. 5, 6.

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John and Margaret HESS Graves  Elbridge Cemetery, NY

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CHART NO. 10

HUSBAND: AUGUSTINUS HESS (ID=286)

Born 21 Dec 1718 Place Schoharie, NY (Alby)
Marr Place
Died 15 Jul 1782 Place German Flats, NY (Herkimer)
Bur. Place

HUSBAND’S FATHER:  JOHANNES HESS (ID=295)

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:  ANNA CATHERINA CURRING (ID=296)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES: NANCY SCHELL (ID=1917)

WIFE: ANNA CATHERINA KAST (ID=287)

Born 1721 Place NY
Died 1754 Place NY
Bur. Place

WIFE’S FATHER:  JOHANN GEORGE KAST (ID=490)

WIFE’S MOTHER:  GERTRUDE KAST (ID=491)

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 F ELIZABETH HESS (ID=288) 01 Jul 1743 Palatine Bridge, NY (Montgy) 02 Oct 1764
Henry STARING (NO ID)
2 F ANNA EVA HESS (ID=289) 05 Nov 1744 Palatine Bridge, NY (Montgy)
3 F CATHERINA HESS (ID=290) 27 Jul 1746 Palatine Bridge, NY (Montgy) 19 Apr 1768 15 Dec 1838
Johnnes DIEFENDORF (NO ID)
4 M JOHN HESS (ID=276) 22 Dec 1747 Warren, NY (Tryon) 22 May 1805
MARGARET FULMER (ID=277)
5 M FREDERICK HESS (ID=291) 11 Jul 1749 Montg Co, NY 30 Oct 1795
Maria STARING (NO ID)
6 M GEORGE HESS (ID=292) 05 Mar 1751 Montg. Co, NY
7 M AUGUTINUS,JR HESS (ID=293) 10 Oct 1752 Montg. Co., NY 01 Jul 1774 31 Mar 1838
Anna Maria SHOEMAKER (NO ID)
8 F ANNA HESS (ID=294) 24 Dec 1754 Montg. Co., NY
James NASH (NO ID)

OTHER MARRIAGES

5-ANNA MARIA FULMER (ID=516)
8-Jacob DIEFENDORF (NO ID)

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ID-286 AUGUSTINUS HESS

Augustinus HESS was born 21 Dec 1718 in the colony of New York.  He was one of ten children and the oldest son of Johannes HESS and Anna Catherina CURRING.  His parents were Palatine emigrants from Germany who settled on the Hudson River in 1710.  The family moved to the Mohawk Valley in 1723 and were original patentees of the Burnetsfield patent.  Augustinus HESS is listed as owner of lot 10 on the north side of the river.  He eventually inherited his father’s lot 31 and part of his grandfather’s lot 29.  He moved to lot 31 after his father died.  He also owned land in the Harrison patent.  The German Flats area was a frontier outpost and suffered severe losses in the French and Indian Wars and in the Revolution.  Augustinus lost most of his property in an Indian raid of 12 Nov 1757, and again in the raid of BRANT and BUTLER on 17 Sep 1778.  After this raid the army allowed some rations for those who were destitute.  Augustinus and his wife were issued one pound of meat and bread each per day, his two minor children one half pound of each.

He married first Anna Catherina KAST and they had eight children.  After her death in 1754 he married Nancy SCHELL BENSON, a widow.  They had seven children.

Augustinus HESS led a long and useful life.  He was a farmer, miller and ferryman.  Records show that he was active in community, church and military affairs.  He was a member of the Tryon Committee of Safety which governed the county during the Revolution.  He was head of the church finance committee which raised funds for rebuilding their church after its destruction in a raid in 1767.

Augustinus served in the New York militia.  His name first appears in Conrad FRANK’s company in 1767 as a private,  He was on the payroll list of Peter BELLINGER’s company in 1779-1780.  He and five of his sons were in the battle of Oriskany on 6 Aug 1777.  (See John HESS, ID-276.)  Mr. HESS was killed 15 Jul 1782 in an Indian and Tory raid on Ft. Herkimer while attempting to reach the fort.  The fort was on the third farm above his home.  Tradition says he was buried inside the fort after nightfall.  Another account says that 600 Indians and Tories attacked on the south side of the Mohawk River.  Peter WOLEVER and Augustinus HESS and their families reached the fort but Mr. HESS was killed just as he entered the gate.  Mr. WOLEVER killed the man who shot Mr. HESS.

In spite of many property losses during the war, at his death Augustinus bequeathed over 1600 acres of land to his children as well as money and personal property.

Our line descends through John HESS, spouse of Margaret FULMER.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENT: William V.H. Barker, Early Families of Herkimer County, New York (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Company, 1981), p. 129; Hubert W. HESS, “The HESS Family in the Mohawk Valley,” St. Johnsville Enterprise and News (St. Johnsville, NY, series of newspaper articles published 1928-30), p. 7; same material condensed by Louise HESS from husband’s material, received from E.P. HESS, Fayetteville, NY, p. 1.  Hank Z. Jones, Jr., F.A.S.G., The Palatine Families of New York (Universal City, CA: published by the author, 1985), p. 100, born or baptized 21 Dec 1718, Stone Arabia church family List in church book.  Larry M. HESS, comp., Genealogy and History of the HESS Family (August 1954), donated to San Francisco Public Library by SF Chapt. of DAR, Jun

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1966, p. 4; Ida Kast House and Mildred Kast Conrad, Mohawk Valley KASTs and Allied Families, edited and indexed by Hazel Patrick (Herkimer, NY: Herkimer Historical Society, 1985), pp. 2, 3 (not a good source).

MARRIAGE: Same as above; Barker, p. 125.

LAND: Hubert HESS, p. 7; Lou D. MacWethy, comp. and arranger, The Book of Names Especially Relating to the Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co. Inc., 1981), p. 14; Nathaniel S. Benton, History of Herkimer County (Albany: J. Munsell, 78 State St, 1856).  Map of Burnetsfield patent showing owners of lot 10 on north side of Mohawk River, and lots 29 and 31 on south side of river, map in possession of author.

MILITARY: MacWethy, pp. 12, 116, 133, 167; letter from War Dept., Washington, DC, 12 May, 1924, to Mrs. M.M. Hatch, S. Columbia, NY, lists his service.

POLITICAL: Member of Committee of Safety, Tryon Co. representing German Flats and Kingsland area, 1775-see Marlyly Penrose, Mohawk Valley in the Revolution (Franklin, New York: Liberty Bell Associates, 1978), gives history and minutes of meetings; Hubert HESS, pp. 8, 9.

DEATH: Ibid., p. 9; J.H. French, editor, Gazeteer of the State of New York (Syracuse, New York: R. Pearsall Smith, 1860), ft., p. 244.

WILL-PROBATE: “Will of Augustinus HESS,” 29 May 1779, proved 25 Feb 1783, Collections of the New York Historical Society, Abstract of Wills, Vol. XII, p. 71; Jones, p. 1179; Hubert HESS, p. 7.

ID-287 ANNA CATHERINA KAST

Anna Catherina was born about 1721 in New York.  She was the daughter of Johann George KAST and his wife, Gertrude.  She died in 1754 apparently after the birth of her eighth child.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-DEATH: Same as ID-286.

CHILDREN: Ibid.

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Ft. Herkimer Church, Herkimer, NY

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CHART NO. 10

HUSBAND: AUGUSTINUS HESS (ID=286)

Born 21 Dec 1718 Place Schoharie, NY (Alby)
Marr Place NY
Died 15 Jul 1782 Place German Flats, NY (Herkimer)
Bur. Place

HUSBAND’S FATHER:  JOHANNES HESS (ID=295)

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:  ANNA CATHERINA CURRING (ID=296)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES: ANNA CATHERINA KAST (ID=287)

WIFE: NANCY SCHELL (ID=1917)

Born 27 Mar 1737 Place Tryon Co., NY
Died 19 May 1839 Place Herkimer Co., NY
Bur. Place

WIFE’S FATHER:

WIFE’S MOTHER:

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS: Mr. BENSON (NO ID)

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 M CHRISTIAN HESS (ID=1918) 10 Mar 1756 Tryon Co., NY Apr 1776
Elizabeth KAST (NO ID)
2 M JOST HESS (ID=1919) 03 Nov 1758 Tryon Co., NY 12 May 1785 1844
Elisabeth EDICK (NO ID)
3 M JOHAN NICHOLAS HESS (ID=1920) 18 Jul 1760 Tryon Co., NY
4 M CONRAD HESS (ID=1921) 27 Mar 1762 Tryon Co., NY 01 Jan 1788 19 May 1839
Margaret FRANK (NO ID)
5 M HENRY HESS (ID=1922) 24 Apr 1764 Tryon Co., NY
6 M DANIEL HESS (ID=1923) 17 Apr 1766 Tryon Co., NY
Edwina WILLIS (NO ID)
7 F ANNA EVA HESS (ID=1924) 27 May 1768 Tryon Co., NY

OTHER MARRIAGES

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CHART NO. 10

HUSBAND: JOHANNES HESS (ID=295)

Born 02 Apr 1687 Place Bleichenbach, Ger. (Hanau)
Marr 29 Aug 1711 Place West Camp, NY (Alby)
Died after 1749 Place Mohawk Valley, NY
Bur. Place

HUSBAND’S FATHER:  AUGUSTINI HESS (ID=306)

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:  KUNIGUNDA EMMERICH (ID=307)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: ANNA CATHERINA CURRING (ID=296)

Born bp 10 Jun 1694 Place Hellstein, Ger. (Isenburg)
Died Place
Bur. Place

WIFE’S FATHER:  JOHANN LUDOLPH CURRING (ID=411)

WIFE’S MOTHER:  OTTILIA FREUNDT (ID=412)

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 F FANNICHE HESS (ID=297) 20 May 1712 West Camp, NY (Alby)
2 F ANNA EVA HESS (ID=298) 24 Sep 1713 West Camp, NY (Alby)
Andrew CLAPSATTLE (NO ID)
3 F ANNA MARIA HESS (ID=299) 19 Apr 1715 West Camp, NY (Alby)
Gustav OSTERHOUT (NO ID)
4 F CATHERINE HESS (ID=300) 25 Mar 1717 Schoharie, NY (Alby)
5 M AUGUSTINUS HESS (ID=286) 21 Dec 1718 Schoharie, NY (Alby) 15 Jul 1782
ANNA CATHERINA KAST  (ID=287)
6 M JOHANNES JR. HESS (ID=301) 05 May 1721 09 Nov 1743 1760/1
Anna Margaretha YOUNG (NO ID)
7 M JOHN FREDERICK HESS (ID=302) 05 Sep 1722
8 F ANNA DOROTHEA HESS (ID=303) 25 Mar 1724 ca 1753
Adolph WALRATH (NO ID)
9 M HENRY HESS (ID=304) 02 Feb 1730 10 Feb 1810
Mary Eliz. GARLOCK (NO ID)
10 M DEDRICK HESS (ID=305) 1732
Maiah LINSKLEPAUGH

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ID-295 JOHANNES HESS

Johannes HESS, the Palatine emigrant from Germany, was born in the earldom of Hanau, Germany, in the village of Bleichenbach 2 Apr 1687, confirmed 1699.  His parents were Augustini HESS and Kunigunda EMMERICH.   He left Germany in company with his uncle, Johannes EMMERICH.  The Palatines left Germany for mainly economic reasons.  Wars had devastated the country and the extremely cold winter of 1708/9 took its toll of human lives, livestock and crops.  The Palatines sailed from Amsterdam to England where they camped or waited on ships for passage to America.  Queen Anne of England had arranged for them to settle in New York to secure naval stores for the British navy.  Johannes came with Pastor Joshua KOCKERTHAL’s group in 1710, landing at Nutter’s Island (now Governor’s Island).  He settled on the Hudson River at West Camp.  He married Anna Catherina CURRING 29 Aug 1711, who had come with her family in the same group.  They had nine or ten children.  He was naturalized 17 Jan 1715/6.

The naval stores project proved unprofitable.  In 1712 the British government abandoned the project and discontinued the support of the Palatines.  This was due to a change of government in England, poor management and the fact that the pine trees were the wrong kind for the tar and pitch needed.  The Palatines suffered greatly that winter.  Land had been promised them which had not been forthcoming.  Some of the group moved north to the Schoharie Valley and purchased land from the Indians.  Johannes HESS and his family were in this group.  He is listed in the village of Heessburg in 1716/7.  Many problems arose and England tried to expel them without success.  The group soon moved on to the Mohawk River area.  Johannes was one of the original patentees of the Burnetsfield patent, settling on lot 31 on the south side of the river.  His land, now in the town of Herkimer, was in the family for at least four generations.  His father-in-law, Ludolph CURRING, lived on lot 29.  Ft. Herkimer church and school were on lot 30, and Johannes HESS is listed as one of twelve purchasers of this lot for the church.  He also held land in the Harrison and Petrie patents.

Johannes was still alive in 1749 when his name appears as a sponsor for a grandchild.  His date of death is not known.  In 1734 Pastor BERKENMEYER noted in his journal, Albany Protocol, that he started for the Falls 30 Apr 1734 and arrived late in the evening at the home of Hannes HESS, who treated him kindly; later HESS and his wife were so gracious that he stayed longer than expected.

Our line descends through Augustinus HESS, spouse of Anna Catherina KAST.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENTS: Hank Jones, The Palatine Families of New York, p. 379; Barker, Early Families of Herkimer County, New York, p. 129; Hubert W. HESS, “The HESS Family in the Mohawk Valley,” p. 1; Larry M. HESS, Genealogy and History of the HESS Family, p. 1; Frederick A. Verkus, editor, The Compendium of American Genealogy (rpt.: Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1967), p. 616; Frederick A. Verkus, ed., First Families of America (Chicago: A.V. Marquis & Co., 1925), p. 67.

MARRIAGE: Pastor Joshua KOCHERTHAL records, p. 43 in Lou D. MacWethy, The Book of Names.

PASSENGER: Hubert HESS, p. 1; New York Palatine Subsistence Lists of Governor Robert HUNTER 1710-1712 (London: Public Records Office), #302, 30 Jun 1710; Jones, p. 380.

NATURALIZATION: Ibid., p. 380.

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LAND: McWelty, Book of Names, patentee 30 Apr 1725 in Burnetsfield patent; land from Lewis MORRIS, Jr., in 1732 Albany county deeds, Vol. 6, p. 348; Jones, p. 380; Hubert HESS, p. 2, lot #31; Ulrich Simendinger, Simendingers Register (Reutlingen, Germany: ca 1717).

DEATH: Hubert HESS, p. 2; John Dern, ed., The Albany Protocol, Journal of Wilhelm Christoph BERKENMEYER of Lutheran Affairs, NY colony, 1731-50, translated from German by Simon Hart and Sibrandina Geertrud Hart-Runeman (Ann Arbor, MI: 1971), pp. 91, 94.

ID-296 ANNA CATHERINA CURRING

Anna Catherina was born in Hellstein in the earldom of Isenburg, daughter of Johann Ludolph CURRING and Ottilia FREUNDT, baptised 10 Jun 1694.  She came with her parents in the Palatine group who settled in New York on the Hudson River.  She was living in 1749 when she and her husband were sponsors for the baptism of a grandchild.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENTS: Jones, p. 131; Barker, p. 129.

MARRIAGE: Same as ID-295.

CHILDREN: Jones, p. 380; MacWethy, p. 43 (in Kocherthal records); Barker, p. 129; Hubert HESS, p. 2; Larry HESS lists a 10th child, Dedrick, p. 3.

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Auf dieser Luftaufnahme sehen Sie Bleichenbach, inmitten von Wäldern und Wiesen, hier ist die Welt noch in Ordnung.

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CHART NO. 10

HUSBAND: AUGUSTINI HESS (ID=306)

Born Place Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau)
Marr 20 Oct 1680 Place Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau)
Died 17 Apr 1731 Place Germany
Bur. Place

HUSBAND’S FATHER:  Heinrich HESS (NO ID)

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:  Anna Maria HESS (NO ID)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: KUNIGUNDA EMMERICH (ID=307)

Born bp 5 Jun 1659 Place Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau)
Died 10 Mar 1725 Place Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau)
Bur. Place

WIFE’S FATHER:  JOHANNES EMMERICH (ID=713)

WIFE’S MOTHER:  BARBARA EMMERICH (ID=714)

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 M JOHAN HEINRICH HESS (ID=308) 24 Nov 1681 Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau) 28 Mar 1682
2 F ANNA CATHERINA HESS (ID=309) ca 1684 Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau) 04 Jul 1686
3 M JOHANNES HESS (ID=295) 02 Apr 1687 Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau) 29 Aug 1711 after 1749
ANNA CATHERINA CURRING (ID=296)
4 F ANNA EVA HESS (ID=310) 16 Aug 1689 Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau)
5 M JOHAN HEINRICH HESS (ID=311) 17 Apr 1692 Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau)
6 M AUGUSTINI HESS (ID=312) 22 Jan 1696 Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau)
7 F ANNA MARIA HESS (ID=313) 31 Jan 1700 Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau)

OTHER MARRIAGES

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ID-306 AUGUSTINI HESS

Augustini (Augustinus) was born in Bleichenbach, Germany, in the earldom of Hanau, near Frankfort.  He was the son of Heinrich and Anna Maria HESS.  He was a blacksmith by trade.  He was married to Kunigunda EMMERICH in Selters, a town nearby.  They had seven known children, one of whom was Johannes HESS, the original emigrant.  Augustini died at age seventy-four and a half years.  He was buried 19 Apr 1731.

Our line descends through Johannes HESS, spouse of Anna Catherina CURRING.

REFERENCES:

PARENTS-MARRIAGE: Hank Jones, p. 378; Hank Z. Jones, Johannes HESS of Bleichenbach (prepublished material from author, April, 1983).

DEATH-BURIAL: Selters church book.

ID-307 KUNIGUNDA EMMERICH

Kunigunda was born in Bleichenbach, daughter of Johannes and Barbara EMMERICH.  She died at age 65 years 9 months, and was buried 11 Mar 1725.

REFERENCES: Same as ID-306.

CHILDREN: Ibid.

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Selters, Hanau, Germany

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CHART NO. 10

HUSBAND: JOHANN GEORGE KAST (ID=490)

Born 1701 Place Germany
Marr Place
Died after 11 Sep 1768 Place Herkimer Co. NY
Bur. Place

HUSBAND’S FATHER:  JOHANN GEORGE KAST (ID=498)

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:  ANNA FECK (FOX?)  (ID=500)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: GERTRUDE KAST (ID=491)

Born Place Germany
Died after 1778 Place Herkimer Co. NY
Bur. Place

WIFE’S FATHER:

WIFE’S MOTHER:

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 F ELIZABETH KAST (ID=492) unk
2 M CONRAD KAST (ID=493) unk
3 F ANNA CATHERINA KAST (ID=287) 1721 NY 1754
AUGUSTINUS HESS (ID=286)
4 F SARAH KAST (ID=494) bef 1724 Herkimer Co. NY
5 F DOROTHEA KAST (ID=495) bef 1724 Herkimer Co. NY
6 M FREDERICH KAST (ID=496) 8 Apr 1727 Herkimer Co. NY 12 Mar 1817
Elisabeth HELMER (NO ID)
7 F GERTRUDE KAST (ID=497) Herkimer Co. NY
Dieterick STEELE (NO ID)

OTHER MARRIAGES

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ID-490  JOHANN GEORGE KAST, JR.

Johann George, Jr. was born in Germany in 1701, son of Johann George KAST and Anna FECK.  He came with his parents to New York in 1710.  His wife’s name was Gertrude.  They had seven children.  George was a patentee in the Burnetsfield patent on lot 5 on the north side of the Mohawk River, 30 Apr 1725.  He died after 1768.

Our line descends through Anna Catherina KAST, spouse of Augustinus HESS.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-MARRIAGE: Hank Jones, The Palatine Families of New York, p. 438; Barker, Early Families of Herkimer County, New York, p. 146; Ida Kast House and Mildred Kast Conrad, Mohawk Valley KASTs and Allied Families, edited and indexed by Hazel Patrick (Herkimer, NY: Herkimer County Historical Society, 1985), p. 1.

LAND:  Ibid., p. 1.

DEATH:  Ibid.

ID-491  GERTRUDE KAST

Gertrude was born in Germany, parents names unknown.  She died in Herkimer County, New York after 1778.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH:  Same as ID-490.

CHILDREN:  Ibid.

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CHART NO. 10

HUSBAND: JOHANN GEORGE KAST  (ID=498)

Born 1679 Place Leimen, Germany
Marr ca 1700 Place Germany
Died ca 1757 Place Herkimer Co. NY
Bur. Place

HUSBAND’S FATHER:

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: ANNA FECK (FOX?)  (ID=500)

Born Place
Died Place
Bur. Place

WIFE’S FATHER:

WIFE’S MOTHER:

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 M JOHANN GEORGE KAST (ID=490) 1701 Germany after 11 Sep 1768
GERTRUDE KAST (ID=491)
2 F ANNA CATHERINA KAST (ID=499) bp 2 Sep 1703 Leimen, Germany
3 F ANNA ELIZABETHA KAST (ID=501) 1703/5 Leimen, Germany
Nicholaus MATTICE (NO ID)
4 F REGINA KAST (ID=502) bp 25 Sep 1707 Leimen, Germany
5 F MARGARETHA KAST (ID=503) 1707 Germany
John Wilhelm FUCHS (NO ID)
6 M LUDWIG KAST (ID=504) ca 1760
7 F SARAH KAST  (ID=505) 1713 09 Sep 1791
Teddy MAGINNIS (NO ID)
8 F ANNA DOROTHEA KAST (ID=506) 13 Nov 1715 Schoharie, NY
Heinrich HAGER (NO ID)
9 F ANNA MARIA KAST (ID=507) 1717 1769
Geo. RICHTMEYER (NO ID)
10 F MARIA BARBARA KAST (ID=508) bef 1755
Frederich HELMER (NO ID)

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ID-498  JOHANN GEORGE KAST, SR.

Johann George, Sr. came from Germany with the Palatines in 1710.  His family originated in Leimen, Germany.  Leimen registers state he was a citizen of Rohrbach.  He was born in 1679, married Anna FECK in 1700.  They had ten children, four were born in Germany.  He is listed as a husbandman and vinedresser in the Palatine records.  The family appears on the Hunter’s Subsistence lists as #360.  Johann George was naturalized 11 Oct 1715.  He was a patentee on lot 22 in the Burnetsfield patent on the north side of the Mohawk River.  He received 1100 acres in Herkimer County in 1724.  His will dated 30 Apr 1755, was probated in 1757.

Our line descends through Johann George KAST, Jr., spouse of Gertrude.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-MARRIAGE:  Hank Z. Jones, Jr., F.A.S.G., The Palatine Families of New York (Universal City, CA: published by the author, 1985), pp. 437-438; William H. Barker, Early Families of Herkimer County New York (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986), p. 146; Ida Kast House and Mildred Kast Conrad, Mohawk Valley KASTs and Allied Families, edited and indexed by Hazel Patrick (Herkimer, NY: Herkimer County Historical Society, 1985), p. 1.

PASSENGER-NATURALIZATION:  Jones, p. 437.

LAND:  Ibid, p. 437.

MILITARY:  Officer in Albany Co. Militia 1733, Ibid, p. 437.

DEATH-WILL:  Berthold Fernow, ed., Calender of Wills on File and Recorded in the Offices of the Court of Appeals, of the County Clerk at Albany, and of the Secretary of State 1626-1836 (New York: 1896), #971, p. 58.

ID-500  ANNA FECK (FOX)

No record of her parents or birth.

REFERENCES:  See ID-498.

CHILDREN:  Same as ID-498; Sarah KAST MacGINNIS was a notable Tory, a friend of the Iroquois Indians and persuaded them to remain loyal to the British cause.  Much has been written about her exploits during the Revolutionary War.  She died in Canada; Kast, p. 2.

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CHART NO. 147

HUSBAND: JOHANNES EMMERICH (ID=713)

Born ca 1614 Place Germany
Marr Place
Died 23 Nov 1688 Place Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau)
Bur. Place

HUSBAND’S FATHER:

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: BARBARA EMMERICH (ID=714)

Born unk Place Germany
Died 20 Jan 1689 Place Germany
Bur. Place

WIFE’S FATHER:

WIFE’S MOTHER:

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 M JOHANNES EMMERICH (ID=715) bp 1 Jan 1652 Germany bef 1733
Anna Margaretha DESCES (?) (NO ID)
2 M JOHAN CONRAD EMMERICH (ID=716) bp 30 Mar 1657 08 Mar 1665
3 F KUNIGUNDA EMMERICH (ID=307) bp 5 Jun 1659 Bleichenbach, Ger (Hanau) 20 Oct 1680 10 Mar 1725
AUGUSTINI HESS (ID=306)
4 F ANNA MARGARETHA EMMERICH (ID=717) bp 26 Jun 1662 Germany
5 M JOHANNES EMMERICH (ID=718) 13 Nov 1664 Germany 08 Mar 1665
6 M PETER EMMERICH (ID=719) unk Germany 08 Mar 1665

OTHER MARRIAGES

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ID-713  JOHANNES EMMERICH

Johannes EMMERICH was born (circa 1614).  His ancestral home was in Bleichenbach, in the Hanau area of Germany.  He married Barbara, and they had six children.  He died at age 74 on 23 Nov 1688.

Our line descends through Kunigunda EMMERICH, spouse of Augustini HESS.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-MARRIAGE:  Hank Z. Jones, Jr., F.A.S.G., The Palatine Families of New York, 2 Vols. (Universal City, CA: published by the author, 1985), p. 206.

DEATH:  Ibid., p. 206, record in Selters church book.

ID-714  BARBARA EMMERICH

No birth date known for Barbara.  She died 16 Jan 1689 in Germany.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH:  Same as ID-713

CHILDREN:  Ibid., pp. 206-207, son, Johannes EMMERICH, emigrated to America with his nephew, Johannes HESS.  Johannes EMMERICH died before 1733 and his widow married Heinrich BROUWER, causing much dissension among her children: see John Dern, ed., The Albany Protocol, Wilhelm Christoph Berkenmeyer’s Chronicle of Lutheran Affairs in New York Colony, 1731-1750, translated from German (Ann Arbor, MI, 1971), pp. 128-131.

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CHART NO. 148

HUSBAND: JOHANN LUDOLPH CURRING (ID=411)

Born ca 1660 Place Germany
Marr 21 Oct 1685 Place Germany
Died after 1735 Place NY (Mohawk Valley)
Bur. Place

HUSBAND’S FATHER:  ANTON CURRING (ID=709)

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:  UNK CURRING (ID=710)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: OTTILIA FREUNDT (ID=412)

Born 11 Mar 1666 Place Hellstein, Germany
Died after 1735 Place NY (Mohawk Valley)
Bur. Place

WIFE’S FATHER:  JOHANN FREUNDT (ID=424)

WIFE’S MOTHER: ANNA APPELS GEDERN (ID=425)

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 F ANNA APOLLONIA CURRING (ID=413) 05 Jun 1687 Hellstein, Ger 27 Mav [sic] 1688
2 F JOHANNA ELISABETHA CURRING (ID=414) bp 3 Mar 1689 Hellstein, Ger
Christoph FUCHS (NO ID)
3 M JOHANNES CURRING (ID=415) Nov 1692 Hellstein, Ger 29 Jun 1693
4 F ANNA CATHERINA CURRING (ID=296) bp 10 Jun 1694 Hellstein, Ger (Isenburg) 29 Aug 1711
JOHANNES HESS (ID=295)
5 F ANNA DOROTHEA CURRING (ID=416) Dec 1695 Hellstein, Ger
Lt. Thomas SHOEMAKER (NO ID)
6 F ELISABETHA CHRISTINA CURRING (ID=417) bp 4 Dec 1698 Hellstein, Ger 11 Dec 1698
7 M JOHANN GEORG CURRING (ID=418) bp 22 Aug 1700 Hellstein, Ger
8 M JOHANNES CURRING (ID=419) bp 20 Apr 1702 Hellstein, Ger
9 M JOHANN CONRAD CURRING (ID=420) bp 9 Nov 1706 Hellstein, Ger
10 F ANNA MARGARETHA CURRING (ID=421) bp 23 Nov 1704 Hellstein, Ger 1731
Conrad KUHN (NO ID)
11 M JOHANN WILHELM CURRING (ID=422) bp 14 Oct 1707 Hellstein, Ger

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ID-411  JOHANN LUDOLPH CURRING

Ludolph CURRING was born in Germany (circa 1660), son of Anton CURRING.  He married Ottilia FREUNDT 21 Oct 1685.  They had eleven children, baptized at the church in Hellstein (Spielberg) Duchy of Isenburg, Germany.  The family immigrated with the Palatines in 1709 to New York.  His name appears on Governor HUNTER’s subsistence lists in 1710/12.  He was naturalized 31 Jan 1715/6.  He is listed with only three children (Catherina, Anna Dorothea and Conrad) in the New York 1710 census.  At least three children are known to have died in Germany.

Ludolph and his wife were patentees on the south side of the Mohawk River, lots 13 and 29, in the Burnettsfield patent of 30 Apr 1725.  He is also named in the Petrie land deed as “Rudolph KORSING.”  He was one of the original twelve trustees of the Ft. Herkimer church in 1730.  He lived next door to the church.  Johannes HESS lived on the other side of the church.  The rebuilt church is still there today.

His date of death is uncertain.  He was alive in 1734 when Pastor BERKENMEYER visited him.  The pastor mentions in his journal that he visited old Lulof who had been married 50 years.

Our line descends through Anna Catherina CURRING, spouse of Johannes HESS.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENTS-MARRIAGE: Hank Z. Jones, Jr., F.A.S.G., The Palatine Families of New York (Universal City, CA: published by the author, 1985), pp. 130-131; Peter Bellinger, Genealogy of the Mohawk Valley BELLINGER and Allied Families (Herkimer County, New York Historical Society, 1976), viewed at Montgomery Dept. of History and Archives, Fonda, NY in 1985; LDS marriage entry of daughter, Anna Catherina CURRING to Johannes HESS, listing parents’ names, submitted by Lester LASSELL, Albany, NY; William V.H. Barker, Early Families of Herkimer County, New York (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986), p. 160.

NATURALIZATION: At Albany, NY, 31 Jan 1715/6, record in Albany common council, Jones, p. 139.

LAND: Burnettsfield patent map, Lou D. MacWethy, The Book of Names (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1982), p. 192; Francis V. Grifone, ed., Yesteryears, Vol. 13, #39 (Fall 1969), p. 26; Bellinger, map, p. 116.

DEATH: After 1734, when Pastor BERKENMEYER visited him, John Dern, ed., The Albany Protocol, Wilhelm Christoph BERKENMEYER’s Chronicle of Lutheran Affairs in New York Colony, 1731-1750, translated from German, (Ann Arbor, MI, 1971), p. 94.

NOTE: Name also spelled KORDING, CORDING, KORSING, KORING.

ID-412  OTTILIA FREUNDT

Ottilia was born 11 Mar 1666 at Hellstein and baptized at Spielberg, Germany.  She was the daughter of Johann FREUNDT and Anna APPELS.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENTS-MARRIAGE: Same as ID-411.

LAND-DEATH: Ibid.

CHILDREN: Jones, pp. 130-131.

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CHART NO. 148

HUSBAND: ANTON CURRING (ID=709)

Born unk Place Germany, of Erlinghausen/Lippe
Marr Place
Died bur 30 Aug 1703 Place Schachtelburg, Ger
Bur. Place

HUSBAND’S FATHER:

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: UNK CURRING (ID=710)

Born unk Place Germany
Died Place
Bur. Place

WIFE’S FATHER:

WIFE’S MOTHER:

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 M JOHANN LUDOLPH CURRING (ID=411) ca 1660 Germany 21 Oct 1685 after 1735
OTTILIA FREUNDT (ID=412)

OTHER MARRIAGES

ID-709  ANTON CURRING (KORDING)

Anton CURRING of Erlinghausen in Grasffschaft, Lippe, Germany, was the earliest known ancestor of Ludolph CURRING.  He died at Schachtelburg and was buried there 30 Aug 1703.  His wife’s name is not known.

Our line descends through his son, Ludolph, and his spouse, Ottilia FREUNDT.

REFERENCES:

RESIDENCE-DEATH: Jones, p. 130.

ID-710  UNKNOWN CURRING (KORDING)

No information.

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CHART NO. 149

HUSBAND: JOHANN FREUNDT (ID=424)

Born Place Germany, Hanau area
Marr 20 Apr 1665 Place Spielberg, Ger
Died 27 Jul 1682 Place Hellstein, Ger
Bur. Place

HUSBAND’S FATHER:  VELTON FREUNDT (ID=711)

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:  MARGARETHA FREUNDT (ID=712)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: ANNA APPELS GEDERN (ID=425)

Born Place Udenhain (Spielberg) Ger
Died Place
Bur. Place

WIFE’S FATHER:  Johann GEDERN (NO ID)

WIFE’S MOTHER:

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 F OTTILIA FREUNDT (ID=412) 11 Mar 1666 Hellstein, Germany 21 Oct 1685 after 1735
JOHANN LUDOLPH CURRING (ID=411)

OTHER MARRIAGES

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CHART NO. 149

HUSBAND: VELTON FREUNDT (ID=711)

Born unk Place Germany
Marr Place Germany
Died Feb 1675 Place Hellstein, Ger
Bur. Place

HUSBAND’S FATHER:

HUSBAND’S MOTHER:

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

WIFE: MARGARETHA FREUNDT (ID=712)

Born unk Place Germany
Died bef 25 Apr 1665 Place Hellstein, Ger
Bur. Place

WIFE’S FATHER:

WIFE’S MOTHER:

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBANDS:

M/F CHILDREN WHEN BORN WHERE BORN FIRST MARRIAGE WHEN DIED
1 M JOHANN FREUNDT (ID=424) Germany, Hanau area 20 Apr 1665 27 Jul 1682
ANNA APPELS GEDERN (ID=425)

OTHER MARRIAGES

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ID-424  JOHANN FREUNDT

Johann was born in the Hanau area of Germany, son of Velton FREUNDT and Margaretha.  He married Anna Appels GEDERN 20 Apr 1665 at Spielberg.  He died at Hellstein and was buried there 27 Jul 1682.

Our line descends through Ottilia FREUNDT, spouse of Ludolph CURRING.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-PARENTS-MARRIAGE-DEATH: Hank Z. Jones, Jr., F.A.S.G., The Palatine Families of New York (Universal City, CA: published by the author, 1985), p. 130.

ID-425  ANNA APPELS

Anna was the daughter of Johann GEDERN of Udenhain (Spielberg) Germany.

REFERENCES: Same as ID-424.

CHILDREN: Ottilia only child known.

ID-711  VELTON FREUNDT

Velton and his wife, Margaretha, were born in Germany.  They were parents of one known child.  Velton died Feb 1675 in Spielberg and was buried there.  Our line descends through Johann FREUNDT, spouse of Anna Appels.

REFERENCES:

BIRTH-MARRIAGE-DEATH: Jones, p. 130.

ID-712  MARGARETHA FREUNDT

Margaretha died in Hellstein and was buried there 25 Apr 1665.

REFERENCES: Same as ID-711.

CHILDREN:  Only one known is Anton.

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