Johan Willem Kieffer

#5243, (circa 1670 - )
Relationship6th great-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges

Family

Catherina _____
Children 1. Balthasar Kiever+12 (bt 1694 - 1701 - )
 2.Marytje Kieffer+2 (bt 1694 - 1701 - )
 3.Catrina Susanna Kieffer+13 (bt 1694 - 1701 - )
Johan Willem Kieffer was also known as Wilhelm. 
Johan Willem Kieffer was also known as Küster.1,2 
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*circa 1670He was born circa 1670 at Hessen-Darmstadt (Landgraviate), GermanyG.2 
Marriage*circa 1691He married Catherina _____ circa 1691 at Hoogduitsland, GermanyG; est. date.3 
1708/9He and Catherina _____ emigrated in 1708/9 from Germany to London, England.5 
between 25 December 1709 and June 1710He and Catherina _____ migrated between 25 December 1709 and June 1710 to Nutting (now Governor's) Island, New York, New York, from England.6,7,8,9 
6 October 1710He and Catherina _____ removed to at New Town, West Camp, Ulster Co., New YorkG, on 6 October 1710.8,7,10,11 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S580] Henry R. Kelly, Imprints on the Sands of Time, third edition (n.p.: n.pub., 1972), online Ancestry.com, p. 216, citing Kocherthal Records. "Fridrich Schramm son of Heinrich Schramm, formerly a citizen of Woellensdorf, duchy of Siegen... and Anna Maria Kuester, daughter of Johann Wilhelm Kuester, formerly a citizen of Langen-Goens— Hestein, duchy of Darmstadt" with the explanation that the spelling of Kieffer as Kuester is an error, and that the baptisms of their children gives the correct "Kiever."
  2. [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].
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S1561] Rev. Christian Krahmer, "The Kocherthal Records", 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. [S580] Henry R. Kelly, Imprints on the Sands of Time, "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.
  13. [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, no. 515. Pieter Mey, j. m., and Catrina Kiever, j. d., both born in Hoog-duytsland and res. in Co. of Albany, banns 29 Sep 1723 [no marr. date; the same day her brother and Christina Miller registered banns at the Church.].