Category Archives: ARRIVED BY SEA

Carl Neher

Carl Neher (Nehr) (c. 1676-1733) was born about 1676 in Birkenfield, Westerich, Germany.  He was the eldest of six children of Hans Jacob Nohr and Gertraud Sohn. The European home of his family was at Birkenfeld, in the commune Trarbach … Continue reading

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Joseph Rikert

Joseph Rikert (c. 1670-c. 1742) was born about 1670 in Kirchberg, Wurtemberg, Germany. He was a Palantine immigrant who became a founder of Rhinebeck and active in the establishment of three churches. His father was Hans (John) Reichard of Kirchberg, … Continue reading

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William Hammond

William Hammond was born about 1815 in Tipperary County, Ireland. Very little is known about his life as no documented records can be found.  What exists are a few online queries by an untraceable great grandson posted in the 1990s.   … Continue reading

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Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond (1849-1919) was born January 27, 1849 in Thurles, Tipperary County, Ireland.   It was a time of the Great Famine with mass starvation and immigration.  Richard came by sea to America with his mother, twin brother, and two other … Continue reading

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Palatine experience of NY immigration 1710

This description relates to ancestors noted as “Palatine Immigrant.” Here is an excerpt from an account of Early Palatine families of New York: The main group of about three thousand distressed Germans sailed for New York in ten ships, arriving … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Palatine Ancestors

What interests me about genealogical research is the discovery of historical context.  I was surprised to learn that I have Palatine ancestors.  They suffered a horrible passage by sea only to be tricked by the government and left to fend … Continue reading

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Johannes Runkle

Johannes (Johan – Hance) Runkle (c. 1735-1803) was born about 1735, probably in the Runkle region of Germany. He was the progenitor of Runkles in New York State, a   farmer who fought in the Revolutionary War, as well as the … Continue reading

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Ducas Clemens

Ducas Clemens (c. 1790-?) of French heritage and born either in France or possibly in Haiti around the time of the French Revolution.  His father was from the Alsace Lorraine area of Nancy, Lorraine, France. According to multiple family sources, … Continue reading

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Frederick Roff

Frederick ROFF (about 1728-1825) was born in 1728, probably in Germany although some believe he was of Dutch origin.  How and when he immigrated by sea remains unknown.  He served in the Revolutionary War, owned a farm, had a son … Continue reading

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Jacob Fratt

Jacob Fratts (c. 1725-1777) was most likely born in Germany — possibly in Wurtemberg.  He probably was a Palatine. It appears that Jacob Fratts arrived by sea before 1758 because a record in the Colonial Laws of New York of … Continue reading

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