Abraham Jacob Kiehle

Male 1839 - 1862  (22 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Abraham Jacob Kiehle was born on 26 Nov 1839 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA (son of Benjamin Kiehle and Saloma Zerfass); died on 30 Aug 1862 in Battle of Bull Run, Manassas, Prince William Co., Virginia, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 25 Sep 1861, Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; American Civil War (North) 13th NY Infantry Regt., Co.G Killed instantly by shot during the 2nd Battle of Rull Run.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Benjamin KiehleBenjamin Kiehle was born on 23 Feb 1816 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA (son of Abraham Kiehle and Elizabeth Hughes); died on 16 Sep 1889 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Benjamin married Saloma Zerfass on 28 Feb 1839. Saloma (daughter of Abraham Zerfass and Hannah Knause) was born on 27 Oct 1813; died on 12 Jan 1871 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Saloma ZerfassSaloma Zerfass was born on 27 Oct 1813 (daughter of Abraham Zerfass and Hannah Knause); died on 12 Jan 1871 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. 1. Abraham Jacob Kiehle was born on 26 Nov 1839 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 30 Aug 1862 in Battle of Bull Run, Manassas, Prince William Co., Virginia, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    2. James Monroe Kiehle was born on 17 Mar 1841 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 24 Nov 1862 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    3. Hulda Kiehle was born in 1842; died in 1919.
    4. Frances M. Kiehle was born on 16 Sep 1844 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 20 Mar 1871 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    5. William Henry Kiehle was born on 19 Jun 1846 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 02 May 1932 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    6. Rosabella C. Kiehle was born on 30 Jun 1847 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 10 Sep 1847 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    7. George M. Kiehle was born on 25 Sep 1849 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 1 Apr 1945 in Waukegan, Lake Co., Illinois, USA.
    8. Milton E. Kiehle was born on 20 Jan 1862; died on 7 Mar 1948 in North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Abraham Kiehle was born on 20 Mar 1783 in Pennsylvania, USA (son of Jacob Kiehle and Maria Catharina); died on 10 Feb 1868 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Abraham married Elizabeth Hughes in 1802. Elizabeth (daughter of Cornelius Hughes and Elizabeth Grimmenx) was born on 29 Feb 1784 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 9 May 1784 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 25 Sep 1875 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Hughes was born on 29 Feb 1784 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 9 May 1784 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA (daughter of Cornelius Hughes and Elizabeth Grimmenx); died on 25 Sep 1875 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    known to all the children as "Grossmutter", she was fat and jolly.

    Christened:
    Lehigh Church, Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA Births/Baptisms, Confirmations, Deaths c. 1750-1790
    Cornelius Jus and wf Elisabetha
    Elisabetha Jus
    29 Feb 1784/9 May 1784
    Dietrich Danner and wf Magdalena

    Children:
    1. John Kiehle was born in 1804 in Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died in 1860.
    2. Reuben Kiehle was born in 1808; died in 1896 in West Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    3. Cornelius Kiehle was born on 29 Nov 1809; died in 1896; was buried in Union/Scottsburg Cemetery, Conesus, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    4. James Kiehle was born on 17 Nov 1811 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 27 Oct 1889 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    5. Abraham Kiehle, Jr. was born in ca 1815.
    6. 2. Benjamin Kiehle was born on 23 Feb 1816 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 16 Sep 1889 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    7. Enoch Kiehle was born on 3 Jan 1819 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 6 May 1879 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    8. Elizabeth Kiehle was born on 18 Feb 1821 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 13 Jul 1870 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Sparta Center Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    9. Katherine Kiehle was born on 12 Apr 1824 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died in 1905 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

  3. 6.  Abraham Zerfass was born on 27 Nov 1772 in Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA (son of Captain Johan Adam Zerfass and Maria Elizabeth Shaffer); died on 17 Dec 1837 in North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Notes:

    They came to Dansville,Steuben Co.,NY and located near Dansville about 1818, on the farm north of the village of Dansville, near the road to Groveland. In December of 1818, Abraham was appointed guardian of three Harmon Hartman's under children. He is the ancestor of all the Zerfass' if the area of Livingston and Steuben Counties. There is a road the crosses the valley, north of the village of Dansville with the name Zerfass Road.

    Abraham married Hannah Knause on 19 Apr 1802 in Pennsylvania, USA. Hannah (daughter of Captain Gottfried Knause, Jr. and Anna Maria Griesemer) was born on 23 Jan 1783 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 04 Feb 1845 in North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Hannah Knause was born on 23 Jan 1783 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA (daughter of Captain Gottfried Knause, Jr. and Anna Maria Griesemer); died on 04 Feb 1845 in North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Zerfass was born on 02 May 1803 in Pennsylvania, USA; died on 02 Feb 1845 in North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    2. George Zerfass was born on 28 Jan 1805 in Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 19 Jan 1882 in Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    3. Hannah Zerfass was born on 11 Feb 1807 in Pennsylvania, USA; died on 27 Jun 1869 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in South Sparta Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    4. Abraham Zerfass, Jr. was born on 15 Jul 1809; died on 8 Dec 1855.
    5. Maria Zerfass was born on 21 Sep 1811.
    6. Lydia Zerfass was born on 22 May 1812 in New York, USA; died on 01 Jun 1855 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    7. 3. Saloma Zerfass was born on 27 Oct 1813; died on 12 Jan 1871 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    8. John Zerfass was born on 1 Jan 1816 in Pennsylvania, USA; died in 1893; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    9. Vienna Zerfass was born on 14 Jul 1818 in Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 28 Mar 1882 in Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    10. Margretta Zerfass was born on 27 Sep 1823 in Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 29 Jun 1896 in Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    11. Henry Zerfass was born on 26 May 1826; died on 1 Sep 1894 in Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    12. Anna Zerfass was born in 1830 in Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; died on 8 May 1836 in Dansville, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Jacob Kiehle was born on 21 Oct 1754 in Pennsylvania, USA; died on 14 Jan 1828 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Sparta Center Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

    Jacob married Maria Catharina. Maria was born est 1755 in Pennsylvania, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Maria Catharina was born est 1755 in Pennsylvania, USA.
    Children:
    1. 4. Abraham Kiehle was born on 20 Mar 1783 in Pennsylvania, USA; died on 10 Feb 1868 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.

  3. 10.  Cornelius Hughes was born in 1752 (son of Daniel Hughs and Catherine); died on 9 Nov 1795 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 15 Mar 1776, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA; American Revolution (US) Capt Henry Shade's Co in Col Miles Rifle Reg't 1st Btl'n. First Battle of Long Island - escaped Fort Island, Harlem, Pert Amboy

    Notes:

    Records also have his named spelled Cornelius Jus. Cornelius was
    confirmed to his church 03 Apr 1774. He was also a Private 15Mar1776
    in Col. Samuel Miles Rifle Regt. and participated in the first Battle
    of Long Island , where Col. Miles was captured on Jamacia Road,
    Cornelius was also at Fort Island, Harlem, and Perth Ambroy. In 1786
    he is listed as a weaver and in 1788 was a carpenter in Macungie,PA.
    1790 'Cornelius Use, Macungie,PA 1-1-3'

    Birth:
    Lehigh Church, Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA
    Births/Baptisms, Confirmations, Deaths c. 1750-1790:
    Confirmed; 3April1774, Corneleus Jus, s/o Daniel, age 22 years.

    Cornelius married Elizabeth Grimmenx about 1772. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth Grimmenx

    Notes:

    Married:
    Possibly 'Elizabeth Grimm'

    Children:
    1. Daniel Hughes was born on 24 Aug 1773 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 10 Oct 1773 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 26 Aug 1845 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    2. Catharine Hughes was born on 06 Dec 1775 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 10 Mar 1776 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    3. 5. Elizabeth Hughes was born on 29 Feb 1784 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 9 May 1784 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 25 Sep 1875 in Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Kiehle/Old Dutch Cemetery, Sparta, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    4. Anna Maria Hughes was born on 06 Dec 1791 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 05 Feb 1792 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

  5. 12.  Captain Johan Adam Zerfass was born on 25 Jan 1742 in Salisbury, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 02 Feb 1742 (son of Johann Gottfried Zerfass and Maria Elisabeth Hellwig); died on 18 Aug 1806 in Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Egypt Reformed Church Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 1777-1784, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA

    Notes:

    By W.K. Williams: When he was about 60 years of age, Johann Adam Zerfass recorded in his family bible the following: "I, Adam Zerfass, was born in 1742 on the 25th of January and 8 days later, on the 2nd of February, I was brought to the Holy baptism and there the name Adam was given to me. The Godparents were Adam Blank and his wife. I was confirmed when I was 15 years old by the Reverend Paster Hofer, who has preached in Salzburg. The above was written down according to the testimony of my father. My father's name was Gottfried Zerfass. My mothers name I do not know because she died when I was a child".

    Actually, Adam was born after his family emigrated to America from Hundsbach, Germany, in 1739. He was the fifth of five children born to his parents Johann Gottfrid (or Gottfried) Zerfass and Ann Elisabeth Renner. They included Johann Ulrich, Maria Barbara, Johann Adam, Anna Elisabeth and Johann Adam (Susannah's father). Unfortunately, Barbara and the first Johann Adam died in 1732, so when the second Adam was born in 1742 there were only three children in the family still alive, namely, Ulrich (15), Elisabeth (9), and Adam, a baby.

    Adam's mother died three years after his birth and he was raised by his widower father. Fourteen years later, his father married again, to Ann Sophia Krischer. By this time, Adam was approaching manhood - he was about 17 years old - but he, nevertheless, benefitted from the association he had with his new step-mother. Up until he left home at age 26 to get married, he helped his father to farm their acreage.

    Adam is shown as having married Mary Elizabeth Shafer in 1768 at Whitehall Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Peter Shafer and had grown up in Schuylkill Heights, Pennsylvania. She was about 22 when they married. After the wedding, they apparently settled in Whitehall Township and raised their family there.

    When the Revolutionary Way broke out, Adam enlisted in the Continental Army to fight the British. He attained the rank of Captain and commanded a considerable number of troops. Later, after the war ended, he fought in several Indian Skirmishes while still holding the rank of Captain.

    Johann Adam Zerfass died 18 August 1806 at Whitehall Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, and is buried there. He lived to see his new country, the United States of America, established; a constitution adopted that guaranteed religious liberty; and the successful transition of the Presidency from Washington to Adams. He was a true patriot, a defender of freedom, and a respected citizen.


    Adam is said to have served in the latter half of the French and Indian Wars. In the American Revolution, Adam was a first Sergeant and then a Lieut. in the Fourth Company of the Second Battalion of Northampton Militia, 1777-1778, under Major Frederick Limbeck and Col. George Breinig. The 11th of May, 1780 he was commissioned Captain of the First Company of the First Battalion of Northampton Troops. Also it is known that on July 22, 1781, he was in the same company and holding the same rank, under Col. Stephen Balliot. Adam was a gallant soldier and was in the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Wyoming Valley. After the Revolution he engaged in fighting Indians in the
    Pennsylvania Frontiers. Adam was a Captain of Militia in the Frontiers Indian Wars of 1784, in the First Battalion, under Col. Balliot. Both Adam and his wife died the same year, 1800. Many have joined the D.A.R. on his record. His family bible, printed in 1767, is still in existence and in the possession of one of his descendants, Virginia Zerfass Deal, of San Marcos,TX. Some sources show Adam as being the son of John Nicholas Zerfass, but Adam himself states in his bible, "My father's name was Gottfried Zerfass. My mother's name I do
    not know because she died when I was a child."(translated from German to English). Adam's Godparents were Adam Blank and his wife. Also Adam wrote that he was confirmed when he was 15 years old by the Rev. Pastor Hoffer who preached in Salzburg.

    Military Service:
    French and Indian War (British)
    American Revolution (US) - Northampton Militia
    Battle of Brandywine, Germantown, Wyoming Valley
    Frontier Indian Wars (US) - 1784

    Johan married Maria Elizabeth Shaffer on 08 Mar 1768 in Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA. Maria (daughter of Peter Shaffer) was born on 11 Feb 1746; died on 16 Mar 1800 in Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Egypt Reformed Church Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Maria Elizabeth Shaffer was born on 11 Feb 1746 (daughter of Peter Shaffer); died on 16 Mar 1800 in Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Egypt Reformed Church Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    Notes:

    [Note: That Mary Elizabeth Shafer was the daughter of Peter Shafer is derived
    from when Elizabeth's grandchildren, the children of her daughter, Susanna Fullmer, did LDS temple work for their deceased ancestors,
    they included their grandmother, "Mary Elizabeth Shafer Zerfoss" and their great- grandfather, "Peter Shafer."]

    Children:
    1. Maria Margaretta Zerfass was born in 22 Dec1768 in Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 07 Jan 1769; died in 1831.
    2. Anna Catherina Zerfass was born on 26 Aug 1770.
    3. 6. Abraham Zerfass was born on 27 Nov 1772 in Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 17 Dec 1837 in North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    4. Maria Elizabeth Zerfass was born on 12 Jun 1775.
    5. Johan George Zerfass was born on 15 Jan 1778; was christened on 25 Jan 1778 in Egypt, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    6. Maria Magtalena Zerfass was born on 6 Oct 1780.
    7. Susannah Zerfass was born on 17 Sep 1783 in Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 11 Nov 1856 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, USA.
    8. Maria Magtalena Zerfass was born on 15 Sep 1786.
    9. Maria Sara Zerfass was born in Oct 1791.

  7. 14.  Captain Gottfried Knause, Jr. was born on 15 Jan 1742 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA (son of Gottfried Knause and Anna Eva); died on 15 Feb 1806 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 1778, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA; American Revolution (US) Northampton Co. Penn. Militia Elected Captain 22 May 1783 - 4th Co. 3rd Batt., Under Col Peter Trexler.

    Notes:

    Gottfried Jr. was a blacksmith by trade and had his shop in near Jordan,PA for 30 years. He served in the American Revolution as a Private in the 6th Company, 2nd Battalion of the Northampton County Militia in 1778 under Capt.Henry Ritz. Also in the 8th Company, 1st Battalion in 1782 under Capt. Ritz. On May 22, 1783 he was elected Captain of the 4th Company, 3rd Battalion, under Col. Peter Trexler, Jr. After the war in 1803, Gottfried was elected Commisioner of Northampton County. He was buried in Allentown,PA.

    Gottfried married Anna Maria Griesemer about 1771. Anna (daughter of Honorable John Griesemer and Anna Maria Brunner) was born on 11 Jul 1752 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 24 Sep 1823 in Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Anna Maria Griesemer was born on 11 Jul 1752 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA (daughter of Honorable John Griesemer and Anna Maria Brunner); died on 24 Sep 1823 in Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    Children:
    1. John Henry Knause was born on 26 Dec 1771 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    2. Salome Knause was born on 16 Mar 1773 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    3. Anna Maria Knause was born on 12 May 1774 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    4. Daniel Knause was born on 18 Jun 1775 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    5. Eva Catherine Knause was born on 10 Jun 1777 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    6. Jonathan Knause was born on 19 Oct 1778 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    7. Elizabeth Knause was born on 26 Apr 1780 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    8. 7. Hannah Knause was born on 23 Jan 1783 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 04 Feb 1845 in North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA; was buried in Greenmount Cemetery, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA.
    9. Mary Magdalene Knause was born on 7 May 1784 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 20 Mar 1862 in Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.


Generation: 5

  1. 20.  Daniel Hughs was born est 1730.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 1778, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA; American Revolution (US) Northampton Militia, 2nd Battalon Capt.George Knapperberger\'s 2nd Company

    Notes:

    Name:
    aka Daniel Jus

    Daniel married Catherine. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 21.  Catherine
    Children:
    1. 10. Cornelius Hughes was born in 1752; died on 9 Nov 1795 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    2. Eva Elisabeth Hughes was born on 10 Jul 1769 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 03 Sep 1769 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    3. Maria M. Jus was born on 30 Aug 1771 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 01 Oct 1774 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    4. Catharina Jus was born on 21 Dec 1773 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 04 Sep 1774 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    5. Maria Jus was born on 05 Apr 1776 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 20 Dec 1777 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    6. Johannes Jus was born on 14 Sep 1778 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 17 Oct 1779 in Macungie, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

  3. 24.  Johann Gottfried Zerfass was christened on 07 Dec 1702 in Meisenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (son of Johan Henrich Zerfass and Anne Elisabeth Renner); died in 1768 in Pine Grove, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    Notes:

    Gottfried Zerfass, Palatine, came to Philadelphia from Rotterdam, Germany in the ship 'Glasgow', qualified September 9, 1738.

    By W.K. Williams: Johann Gottfrid Zerfass was born in the village of Hundsbach, about equally distant from Kaiserslautern, Wiesbaden, and Koblenz, in Rhineland Palatinate, Germany. He was baptized in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the nearby town of Meizenheim on 7 December 1702, the fifth of seven known children born to a shoemaker, Hans Henrich Zerfass, and his wife, Anna Elisabeth Renner.

    Gottfrid apparently grew up in Hundsbach. At age 22, on 10 April 1725, he married Maria Elisabeth Hellwich. She was about 20. This marriage, as most of the other religious rites of the family, was performed in the same church, at Meizenheim, where he had been baptized as an infant.

    Gottfrid and Elisabeth remained in Hundsbach until 1739. During that time four children were born to them: Johann Ulrich, Maria Barbara, Johann Adam, and Anna Elisabeth. Unfortunately, Adam and Elisabeth died during the Summer of 1732, just seven days apart, on 29 June and 6 July, respectively.

    In the spring of 1739, Gottfrid's family and the families of two of his fellow villagers, left Hundsbach for America. They were merely three families among a few thousand of the dukedom of Zweibruken that emigrated during the year to the new country of Pennsylvania. Four months after their departure from Hundsbach, this little group of Palatinates arrived in Philadelphia aboard the ship "Glasgow" and immediately took the oath of allegiance to the British government, since Pennsylvania was then a British colony.

    The next we know of Gottfrid is that he is listed as one of the first settlers in Salisbury township, in Bucks (later Northampton, now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania. There is evidence that Gottfrid and Elisabeth's last child, Johann Adam (Susannah's father), was born in Salisbury Township. The only record we have of his birth and baptism were recorded by him nearly sixty years later, in which he states that he was born on 25 January 1742 and was baptized eight days later.

    Gottfrid was forty when Adam was born and probably had three living children - Ullrich (15), Elisabeth (9), and Adam, a baby - when his wife, Elisabeth, died. He apparently remained a widower for about fourteen years, then married Anne Sophia Krischer on 23 May 1756 in the Blue Church, Upper Sauccon township (next to Salisbury township). She was forty at the time of their marriage and was 77 when she died on 17 November 1793.

    We have no further information concerning Gottfrid except that he is said by a not-too- reliable source to have died in 1768 or 1769. We do know, however, that his son, Adam, served as a Captain in the Revolutionary War and, later, fought in Indian skirmishes. Gottfrid was a religious man and left a legacy of honor to his large posterity which undoubtably numbers in the tens of thousands.

    Johann married Maria Elisabeth Hellwig on 10 Apr 1725 in Meisenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. Maria (daughter of Herman Hellwig and Sabina Elisabeth von Kirschroth) was christened on 23 Jan 1708 in Kirschroth, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; died in 1742/1745 in Salisbury, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 25.  Maria Elisabeth Hellwig was christened on 23 Jan 1708 in Kirschroth, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany (daughter of Herman Hellwig and Sabina Elisabeth von Kirschroth); died in 1742/1745 in Salisbury, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    Notes:

    In the record of her marriage to Johan Gottfried Zerfass, Maria is stated to have been a resident of Kirchroth.

    Helwig 1: Meddersheim parish register, bapts.: bapt. 23 Jan 1708,Maria Elisabeth d. o. soldier of the "Westphaelischen Craisfruppen," Herman Helwig & his wife Sabina Elisabeth von Kirschroth...[Note: This entry has strong possibilities of being that of the Maria
    Elisabeth Hellwich who married Johann Gottfrid Zervas but more research is needed before that is proven. She is included in the Zerfass pedigree because of that probability.--JDW (SOURCE: Information received via GedCom from Donna Mae Kemsley, Rt 2, Box 2, Liberal, Kansas; E-Mail: yelsmek@swko.net; date 12 Jun 2000)

    Children:
    1. Johann Ulrich Zerfass was born on 12 May 1727 in Hundsbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; was christened on 15 May 1727 in Meisenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
    2. Maria Barbara Zerfass was born on 22 May 1729 in Hundsbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; was christened on 26 May 1729 in Meisenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; died on 29 Jun 1732 in Hundsbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
    3. Johann Adam Zerfass was born on 30 Jan 1731 in Hundsbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; was christened on 04 Feb 1731 in Meisenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; died on 06 Jul 1732 in Hundsbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
    4. Anna Maria Elisabetha Zerfass was born about 1733 in Hundsbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
    5. 12. Captain Johan Adam Zerfass was born on 25 Jan 1742 in Salisbury, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was christened on 02 Feb 1742; died on 18 Aug 1806 in Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Egypt Reformed Church Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

  5. 26.  Peter Shaffer was born after 1720 in Pennsylvania, USA.
    Children:
    1. 13. Maria Elizabeth Shaffer was born on 11 Feb 1746; died on 16 Mar 1800 in Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Egypt Reformed Church Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

  6. 28.  Gottfried Knause was born on 15 Nov 1707 in Dudelsheim, Hessen, Germany (son of Johann Ludwig Knauss and Anna Margaret Gorlach); died in 1777 in Schoenersville, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    Notes:

    After his marriage to Anna Eva, they settled in Whitehall,PA in 1745. He was Constable in 1753 and was naturalized in 1755. After the death of his wife, Anna Eva, he married the widow of John R. Benax, Regina Louisa. They were members of the Zion Reformed Church and Gottfried was buried on his farm at Schoenersville, today Schoenersville is next to the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Airport, bordering Northampton County.

    Gottfried married Anna Eva about 1741 in Pennsylvania, USA. Anna died in 1758 in Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  7. 29.  Anna Eva died in 1758 in Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    Children:
    1. Daniel Knause was born about 1738; died before 1779.
    2. 14. Captain Gottfried Knause, Jr. was born on 15 Jan 1742 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 15 Feb 1806 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    3. Frances Knause was born about 1744.
    4. Conrad Knause was born about 1746.
    5. Henry Knause was born about 1747.
    6. Paul Knause was born on 13 Apr 1747 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    7. George Frederick Knause was born on 12 Oct 1748; died on 11 Dec 1817 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    8. David Knause was born about 1749.
    9. Eva Catherine Knauss was born on 15 Aug 1750 in Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 22 Apr 1818 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    10. Julia Knause was born about 1755.

  8. 30.  Honorable John Griesemer was born in 1717 in Lampertheim, Hessen, Germany (son of John Valentine Griesemer and Anna Margaret Kern); died on 10 Oct 1789 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Military Service: 21 Dec 1774, Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; American Revolution "On Dec. 21, 1774, John Griesemer was elected by the freeholders of the county a member of the Committee of Observation for the county and reelected Sept. 27, 1775. This committee, in which he represented Whitehall township, was composed of leading men from each township, who took the first steps leading to independence in the county and who were the leading spirits during the Revolution. His three sons also served in the war.

    Notes:

    John and his wife were the first settlers along Ceder Creek in
    Northampton County,PA. There they owned 600 acres of land and were
    members of the Zion Reformed Church. John was naturalized 24 Sep
    1767. He was a prominent leading citizen. During the American
    Revolution he a member of the Committee of Obervation for Northampton
    County in December 1774 and was re-elected 27 Sep 1775. All his three
    sons served in the American Revolution as true Patriots.

    John married Anna Maria Brunner about 1748. Anna (daughter of Felix Brunner and Anna Barbara Guttinger) was born on 16 Nov 1725 in Hereford, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 27 Nov 1809 in Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  9. 31.  Anna Maria Brunner was born on 16 Nov 1725 in Hereford, Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA (daughter of Felix Brunner and Anna Barbara Guttinger); died on 27 Nov 1809 in Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA.
    Children:
    1. 15. Anna Maria Griesemer was born on 11 Jul 1752 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA; died on 24 Sep 1823 in Pennsylvania, USA; was buried in Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA.