Balthasar Kiever1

#5231, (between 1694 and 1701 - )
Relationship5th great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Johan Willem Kieffer2 (c 1670 - )
Mother*Catherina _____

Family

Christina Miller b. c 1702
Children 1. Willem Kieffer+14 (1724 - )
 2.Henrich Kieffer+15 (1726 - )
 3.Annatje Kieffer+16 (1730 - )
 4.Christina Kieffer17 (1732 - )
 5.Catharina Kieffer+18 (1736 - )
 6.Lizabeth Kieffer19 (1738 - )
 7.Johannes Balthasar Kieffer Jr.+20 (1740 - )
 8.Marytje Kieffer+21 (1742 - )
Balthasar Kiever was also known as Kieffer. 
The translation of the marriage record of daughter Anna Maria (or Maria) gives the European origin of the family as "Langen-Göns in Hessen Darmstadt." There is a a municipality named Langgöns in Landkreis Gießen (or Giessen District) in today's federal state of Hesse (in German, Hessen). Some genealogocal sources (see genealogists.us/germany/hesse/hessendLM.htm) give it the name Lang-Göns (location of an Evangelical Parish). The German language site de.wikipedia.org has Lang-Göns with a population of 6,854. Translated (roughly), it says "the municipalities Cleeberg, Dornholzhausen, Espa and Clover Home of the former district Wetzlar and the local Lang-Gons of the former County of Gießen merged to form Langgöns."3,4 
Birth*between 1694 and 1701He was born between 1694 and 1701 at Langen-Göns, Landkreis Gießen, Hessen Darmstadt, Hoog-duytsland (now Germany), Langen-GönsG.4 
1708/9He emigrated with Johan Willem Kieffer and Catherina _____ from Germany to London, England.5 
between 25 December 1709 and June 1710He accompanied Johan Willem Kieffer and Catherina _____ between 25 December 1709 and June 1710 from England to Nutting (now Governor's) Island, New York, New York.6,7,8,9 
6 October 1710He removed with Johan Willem Kieffer and Catherina _____ to New Town, West Camp, Ulster Co., New YorkG, on 6 October 1710.8,7,10,11 
Baptism28 July 1717He witnessed the baptism of William Schramm on 28 July 1717 at West Camp, Ulster Co., New YorkG.12 
Marriage Bann29 September 1723Marriage banns for Balthasar Kiever and Christina Miller were published on 29 September 1723 at Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.1 
Marriage*October 1723He married Christina Miller in October 1723 at New YorkG.1 
Baptism19 January 1752He witnessed the baptism of Baltes Kiever on 19 January 1752 at Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.13 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, compiler, Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York (New York: De Vinne Press, 1891), p. 544, marr. 514. Baltus Kiever, j. m., born in Hoog-duytsland [Germany], and Christina Miller, j. d., also born in Hoog-duytsland, and both resid. in the Co. of Albanyen [Albany]. Banns registered, 29 Sept., no marr. date given.
  2. [S580] Henry R. Kelly, Imprints on the Sands of Time, third edition (n.p.: n.pub., 1972), online Ancestry.com, "The first Keefer in America was Johan William Kieffer who is listed as a Palatine immigrant residing in West Camp, needing aid in 1710 per the New York Subsistence List (Governor Hunter's Rations List). The record reads 'Keifer, Jno. Wm. 1-1-0-2-2-0-6. The first figures means men, 2nd lads from 9-15, 4th women, 5th maids from 9-15, 7th total'. The one lad listed was Baltus..."
    p. 216.
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S1561] Rev. Christian Krahmer, "The Kocherthal Records", Olde Ulster III-IV (1907-1908): II (Feb. 1908):58. "No. 87. Febr. 12. Fridrich Schramm, son of Henrich Schramm of Wollensdorf in the district of Sieg,
    and Anna Maria, daughter of Johann Wilhelm Küster of Langen-Göns in Hessen Darmstadt." [See Imprints citation for explanation of the spelling Küster].
  5. [S583] History of the Palatine Immigration to Pennsylvania, online http://www.searchforancestors.com/passengerlists/…, "In 1708 and 1709, thirty three thousand, on an invitation of Queen Anne, left their homes in the Rhine country for London, where some twelve or thirteen thousand arrived in the summer of 1708. There were books and papers dispersed in the Palatinate, with the Queen's picture on the books, and the title page in letters of gold, which, on that account, were called, 'The Golden Book', to encourage the Palatines to come to England, in order to be sent to the Carolinas, or to other of Her Majesty's colonies, to be settle there."
  6. [S1562] Walter Allen Knittle, Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration (Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co., 1937), p. 286. Johann Wilhelm Kieffer; year 1710, 4 adults and children of age 10 or greater and 2 children under age 10; year 1712, 5 adults and children of age 10 or greater. New York Subsistence List, "of Palatine debtors to the British government for subsistence given either in New York City or in the Hudson River settlements, from their landing in 1710 to September, 1712." Citing Public Record Office, C. O. 5 12.30, corrected from the accompanying "ledger," C. O. 5 12.31."
    p. 295. The Simmendinger Register. Prepared by Ulrich Simmendinger, one of the migrants, who published the list after he returned to Germany in 1717, giving an account of the migration and listing the families and their settlmeet locations. Listed as living in "Becksmanland" (the West Camp settlements of Elizabeth Town, George Town and New Town, collectively referred to as West Camp (on the west side of the Hudson River) are Wilhelm Keiffer with wife Catherine and 3 children.
  7. [S1549] I. Daniel Rupp, compiler, A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French, and Others Immigrants in Pennsylvania, 2nd Revised Edition (Philadelphia: Ig. Hohler, 1876), p. 446. Names of adult male Palatines in Livingston Manor, N. Y., in the Winter of 1710 and Summer of 1711. Johann Wilhem Kieffer. [Livingston Manor in this case includes the extended settlements.]. Hereinafter cited as Thirty Thousand Immigants.
  8. [S1563] Lou D. MacWethy, The Book of Names, Especially Relating to the Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley (St. Johnsville, N. Y.: Enterprise and News, 1933), "Statement of Heads of Palatine Familys and Number of Persons in Both towns of ye West Side of Hudsons River, Winter 1710." Jno. Wm Keiffer/Keifer, one adult male, one male age 9-15, two adult females, two females age 9-15. Hereinafter cited as Book of Names, Especially Relating to the Early Palatines.
  9. [S583] History of the Palatine Immigration, online http://www.searchforancestors.com/passengerlists/…, "Ten sails of vessels were freighted with upwards of four thousand Germans for New York. They departed the 25th December, 1709 and after a six months' tedious voyage reached New York in June, 1710. On the inward passage, and immediately on landing, seventeen hundred died. The survivors were encamped in tents, the had brought with them from England, on Nutting, now Governor's Island. Here they remained til late in autumn, when about fourteen hundred were removed, one hundred miles up the Hudson river, to Livingston Manor. The widowed women, sickly men and orphaned children remained in New York. The orphans were apprenticed by Governor Hunter, to citizens of New York and of New Jersey."
  10. [S1562] Walter Allen Knittle, Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration, p. 286. Johann Wilhelm Kieffer; year 1710, 4 adults and children of age 10 or greater and 2 children under age 10; year 1712, 5 adults and children of age 10 or greater. New York Subsistence List, "of Palatine debtors to the British government for subsistence given either in New York City or in the Hudson River settlements, from their landing in 1710 to September, 1712." Citing Public Record Office, C. O. 5 12.30, corrected from the accompanying "ledger," C. O. 5 12.31."
  11. [S584] Palatine Monument at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Camp, New York (photograph), families who arrived at Hudson's River in the fall of 1710, erected 13 Jun 1998, Monument to the first Palatine setttlers in the Hudson River Valley, includes "Kieffer," of the West Camp.
  12. [S1561] Rev. Christian Krahmer, "The Kocherthal Records", III (Nov 1907):315. No. 377: July 28th: Johann Wilhelm, b. 22 July 1717, child of Fridrich and Anna Maria Schramm; bapt. 28 Jul 1717 by Dom. Joshua Kocherthal, sponsors Johann Balthasar Küster [Kiever] and Catharina Schrammin.
  13. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, Baptisms by Domine Mancius: Laurents; 19 Jan 1752; parents Willem Kiever and Elizabeth Swart; sponsors Baltes Kiever and his wife Christina Muller. No. 6357, p. 312.
  14. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, p. 154, bapt. 3284. Willem, bapt. 22 Nov 1724, son of Baltus Kiever and Christina Muller; sponsors Frerik Schram and Marytjen Kiever.
  15. [S1560] William J. Hoffman, "Baptismal Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Loonenburg, Now Athens, Greene County, New York", The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record Volumes 82-85 (1951-1954): 82 (Jan. 1951):16. Henrich Kieffer, b. 5 Mar 1726, son of Balthasar and Christina Kieffer, bapt. Newtown 10 Mar 1726 by Rev. W. C. Berkenmeyer; sponsors Henrich Fees and Christina, his wife.
  16. [S1560] William J. Hoffman, "Baptismal Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Loonenburg", 82 (Jan. 1951):20. Annatje Kieffer, b. 8 Jan 1730, dau. of Balthasar and Anna Christina Kieffer, bapt. Newtown 14 Jan 1730 by Rev. W. C. Berkenmeyer; sponsors Johan Jacob Eigener and Anna Maria Eligs.
  17. [S1560] William J. Hoffman, "Baptismal Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Loonenburg", 82 (Jan. 1951):26. Christina Kieffer, b. 10 Oct 1732, dau. of Joh. Balthasar and Christina Kieffer, bapt. Newtown 10 Dec 1732 by Rev. W. C. Berkenmeyer; sponsors Peter May and Catharina, his wife.
  18. [S1560] William J. Hoffman, "Baptismal Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Loonenburg", 82 (Apr. 1951):83. Catharina Kieffer, b. 5 May 1736, dau. of Jo. Balth. and Christina Kieffer, bapt. Newtown 5 Jun 1736 by Rev. W. C. Berkenmeyer; sponsors Velten Fuhrer and Catharina, his wife.
  19. [S1560] William J. Hoffman, "Baptismal Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Loonenburg", 82 (Jul. 1951):162. Lisabeth Kieffer, b. 24 Mar 1738, dau. of Jo. Balthas. and Christina Kieffer, bapt. Newtown 16 Apr 1738 by Rev. W. C. Berkenmeyer; sponsors Jurge Wilhelm Dieterich and Cath. Lis., his wife.
  20. [S1560] William J. Hoffman, "Baptismal Records of Zion Lutheran Church, Loonenburg", 82 (Jul. 1951):172. Jo. Balthasar, b. 10 Apr 1740, son of Jo. Balthasar and Christina Kieffer, bapt. Newtown 27 Apr 1740 by Rev. W. C. Berkenmeyer; sponsors Johannes Schram and Lisabeth Jungen.
  21. [S580] Henry R. Kelly, Imprints on the Sands of Time, p. 217. The children of Baltus and Christina as recorded in Athens Zion Lutheran Church, Green County, NY:
    Henrich b. 5 Mar 1726; William bp. 22 Nov 1729, s/s Frinck Schram and Matytje Kiever; Annatje b. 8 Jan 1730; Christina b. 10 Oct 1732; Catharina b. 3 May 1736; Lizabeth b. 24 Mar 1738; John b. 10 Apr 1740; Marytje b. 3 Jun 1742.