Ariette Kieffer1

#1038, (circa January 1773 - 20 February 1841)
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Louwrenz Kieffer1 (1749 - )
Mother*Lena Van Keuren1 (1746 - )


Daniel Tremper b. 1770, d. 1845
Children 1.Elizabeth Tremper+14 (1793 - 1863)
 2.Catherine Tremper+15 (1794 - 1880)
 3.Margaret Tremper16 (1795 - b 1860)
 4.Michael Tremper+17 (1798 - 1870)
 5.James Tremper+18 (1799 - 1872)
 6.Laurens Tremper19 (1801 - c 1802)
 7.John Lawrence Tremper+18 (1803 - 1862)
 8.Leah "Letta" Tremper+20 (1805 - 1876)
 9.Anna Maria Tremper+21 (1807 - b 1850)
 10.Johnson Tremper+22 (1809 - 1887)
 11.Daniel Tremper Jr23 (1810 - 1833)
 12.William Austin Tremper+24 (1814 - 1872)
Ariette Kieffer was named as Arriantje Kieffer in her baptism record. 
Ariette Kieffer was also known as Harriet.2 
Ariette Kieffer was named as Ariantje Kiefer in her marriage record. 
Her married name was Tremper.3 
Birth*circa January 1773She was born circa January 1773 at Ulster Co., New YorkG.1 
Baptism13 February 1773She was baptized on 13 February 1773 at Old Dutch Church, Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.1
1790She appeared on the census of 1790 in the household of Louwrenz Kieffer and Lena Van Keuren at Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG; neis. Conrad Elmendorf, Tobias Swart, Evert Bogardus, Van Vliet.4
Marriage*16 May 1791She married Daniel Tremper, son of Michael Tremper and Louisa Van Deusen, on 16 May 1791 at Kingston, Ulster Co., New YorkG.3 
Baptism3 January 1802She witnessed the baptism of Sarah Ariantje Dumont on 3 January 1802 at Ulster Co., New YorkG.5 
circa 1805She and Daniel Tremper removed with brother John and families to Chaumont, Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG, circa 1805.6,7,8 
1810She and Daniel Tremper appeared on the census of 1810 at Brownville, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; (neis. Britton, Livingworth, Smith, Paver, Abel Tremper.)9
between 1810 and 1814She and Daniel Tremper removed with all children from New York to Ohio. Daniel's sister, Catherine, and her family also came to Ohio at or about the same time between 1810 and 1814.10 
1830She and Daniel Tremper appeared on the census of 1830 at Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG. Thomas Collord, wid. of Daniel's sister Catherine, was also here, appearing in the census sheet 224 (with only the Sargent, Vanness and Bettle families listed between them.)11 
1840She and Daniel Tremper appeared on the census of 1840 at Clermont Co., OhioG; (neis. Wm. Tremper, Samuel Collord, Johnson Tremper, James Tremper.)12 
Death*20 February 1841She died on 20 February 1841 at New Richmond, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG.2,13 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  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. 372, bap. 7614: "Louwrenz Kieffer and Lena Van Keuren: Arriaentje, 13 Feb. [1773]; sponsors Cornelis Van Keuren and his wife Arriaentje Van Buren."
  2. [S2062] U.S. Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, online, Ohio > New Richmond > Presbyterian Church > Baptisms, Births, Deaths > 1793-1866 > img. 318/334. New Richmond Presbyterian Church Congregational Reports and Records, 1821-1743, p 51. Harriet Tremper, d. 20 Feb 1841.
  3. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, 16 May 1791: entry No. 1930, p. 662: "Daniel Tremper, j. m., born in New York, and resid. in Kingston, and Ariantje Kiefer, j. d., born and resid. in Kingston. Banns published, but dates not given."
  4. [S268] 1790 U.S. Federal Census, image viewed online or Laurence Keefer; M (16+) [Louwerenz]; 4 F [Lena, Ariettte, Elizabeth, Blandina].
  5. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, p. 472, bap. 9853.
  6. [S209] John A. Haddock, The Growth of a Century: as illustrated in the history of Jefferson County, New York, from 1793 to 1894 (Philadelphia: Sherman and Co., 1894),
    Jonas Smith and Henry A. Delemater were the first settlers in the town. They came from Ulster county. New York, as agents for LeRay, with several others, among whom were Timothy Soper, with his brothers James and David R., M. Esselstyu and Peter Pratt. They came in a boat by way of Oswego, in 1801. sailing into Chaumont Bay, named on old maps "Nivernois" bay, after the Duke de Nivernois, a French nobleman. It was also called " Hungry Bay." They ascended Chaumont Bay about two and a half miles and began a settlement on the north bank of the stream, at what is now known as "Old Town Spring." They built a double log house for a store and dwelling, and also a frame building, but the location was found to be inconvenient and unhealthy, and it was abandoned. In 1808 they established themselves where the present village of Chaumont stands, which was surveyed into a town-plot the same season. During that year Smith & Delemater erected a saw-mill on the site of the Copely mill ; a warehouse was built, and Luther Britton opened the first tavern where the Elliott House stood, and later occupied the old Coffeen House, a stone structure which is yet standing on the north side of the bay, in a good state of preservation. Afterward Samuel Britton opened a tavern, but finally removed to the shore of the St. Lawrence river, opposite Linda's island. Before settling in Chaumont he traded the lot on which the court-house in Watertown now stands for a barrel of whisky.
    Several families from Ulster county located here at this time, and for a year or two the settlement flourished ; but in 1806 Smith & Delemater failed, lake fevers were prevalent, several deaths took place, and the growth of the village received a check. The first death was that of Timothy Soper, who was drowned in 1803. In 1805 a vessel was begun by a New Yorker by the name of Jones, who died before it was finished. Nancy Smith opened a school that year, being the first teacher in Chaumont. Delemater cleared the first land on Point Salubrious, so named by LeRay because of its freedom from malaria, in 1803, on a farm afterward owned by Harry Horton, who settled there in 1810. The first actual settler on the Point was James Horton, in 1806. Its freedom from sickness and the importance of its fishing interests, promoted its rapid settlement.
    By 1805 Daniel and John Tremper had settled on the Point and Henry Thomas had opened a store of goods at Chaumont. Other early settlers on the Point were Silas Taft, Stephen Fisher, David and Joseph Rider.
  7. [S237] William H. Horton, editor, Geographical Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y 1684–1890 (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Journal Company, 1890), p. 557: "In 1805 James Horton moved the families of Daniel and John Tremper to the Chaumont settlement, and the next year came with his own family from Colchester, Delaware County, and located on Point Salubrious, where he was the first permanent settler. The Tremper's were tanners, in which business they engaged soon after locating here."
  8. [S581] Jere. Coughlin, compiler, Jefferson County Centennial 1905 (Watertown, N.Y.: Hungerford-Holbrook Co., 1905), "In 1805 [James] LeRay made very liberal offers to mechanics to settle in Chaumont and in Feb. of the same year John M. Tremper and Daniel Tremper, brothers, tanners by trade came here led by these inducements. James Horton, who was relied upon as a wagoner in going to and from distant markets, brought the Tremper families with his ox team from Kingston N.Y. to their new home."
  9. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. Daniel (26-44); Ariette (26-44); 2 m (10-15) [Michael and James], m (<10) [John Lawrence or Johnston]; 2 f (10-15) [Catherine and Margaret], 2 f (<10) [Leah and Anna Maria].
  10. [S520] VWH, In NY 1810 census; son William b. OH 1814 (need OH rec. for Anna Maria and Daniel).
  11. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. Daniel (60-69); Ariette (50-59); 1 m 15-19 [Daniel Jr or William A]; 1 f 20-29 [Anna Maria].
  12. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. Daniel (70-79); Ariette (60-69); M (20-30) [may be a strya mark on the document].
  13. [S122] J. Douglas Leith and Priscilla (Tremper) Leith, "Daniel Tremper Pioneer Family of Jefferson County NY", 2011 (Auburndale, MA), "She was born 1775 probably in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY, and died 20 Feb 1841 probably in New Richmond, Clermont Co., OH.", online
  14. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, compilers, American Ancestry, twelve volumes (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1887-1899), XI:61, "b. July 12, 1793."
  15. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, American Ancestry, XI:61, b. 21 Jul 1794.
  16. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, American Ancestry, XI:61, "b. Sep. 28, 1795."
  17. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, American Ancestry, XI:61, "Mar. 1, 1798."
  18. [S122] J. Douglas Leith and Priscilla (Tremper) Leith, "Tremper Pioneer Family."
  19. [S221] Roswell Randall Hoes, Baptisms and Marriages ODC Kingston, entry no. 9850, p. 472
    DANIEL TREMPER and ARIANTJE KIEFER; witnesses Laurens Kiefer and Helena van Keuren.
  20. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, American Ancestry, XI:61, "Leah, b. May 19, 1805" [certainly NY].
  21. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, American Ancestry, XI:61, "Anna Maria, b. Aug. 11, 1807" [certainly NY].
  22. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, American Ancestry, XI:61, "Johnson...b. in Esopus Feb. 9, 1809, d. in N. R.ichmond 1885."
  23. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, American Ancestry, XI:61, "b. Sep. 8, 1810."
  24. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, American Ancestry, XI:61, "William A. Tremper, b. Aug. 17, 1814."