Category Archives: Palatine Immigrant

Viet Musig

Viet Musig (Muzigh, Mesick) was born near Heidelberg, Germany about 1690 during a time of religious intolerance for Protestants by Catholics.  He married and immigrated with his family to New York by sea in 1710.  He created a foundation for … Continue reading

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Hermann Betzer

Hermann Betzer (Bitzer, Pitzer) was born in 1669 in Hachenburg, Germany.  Under horrific ill conditions, he emigrated by sea with other Palatines in search of a new life. Hermann settled in the East Camp, known as Germantown, NY where he … Continue reading

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Jacob Best

Jacob Best (c. 1690-) (aka Bast, Beest) was probably born about 1690 in the neighborhood of Schonbach and Herborn about 40 km. north and a little to the west of Frankfurt, Germany.  He arrived by sea to America to become … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Lewis Sicker

Lewis Sicker aka Lodewyk Sikker  (c. 1738-1809) was born in Germany about 1738.  He was my 4th Great Grandfather.  Lewis crossed the threshold leaving Europe and journeyed to the American Colonies by sea.  Nothing is known about Lewis’ parents or why … Continue reading

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