Category Archives: Line – ROFF

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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Hendrick Mesick

Johann Hendrick Mesick (1714-1809) was born December 29, 1714 in Germantown, Columbia County, New York.  A first generation American — before the Revolution — in which he later fought.  He was active in his church, raised a family, lived to … 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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Johannes Best

Johannes Best (c. 1718) was born in Central Camp, Columbia County, NY about 1718.  He was a first born American and son of Jacob Best (c. 1690-c. 1780) and Anna Christina Dederick who were Palatine immigrants. Johannes Best married Eva … Continue reading

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Johannes Best, Jr.

Johannes Best, Jr. (1751-1820) was born April 24, 1751 in Livingston Manor, NY which is now known as Johnstown. He was a second generation American and was baptized four days later with sponsors Johannes Petrie and Thipyta Ham. His parents … Continue reading

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Abraham Best, Sr.

Abraham Best, Sr. (1794-1871) was born in Claverack, Columbia County, NY on January 21, 1790.  He was baptized on April 4, 1790 with sponsors Petrus Herder and Sarah Mesich (Mesick). His parents were Johannes Best (1751-1820) and Margaret Mesick (1756-1831) … Continue reading

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Abraham Best, Jr.

Abraham Best, Jr. (1823-1904) was born in Claverack, Columbia County, NY on September 15, 1823.  His parents were Abraham Best, Sr. (1790-1871) and Harriet Van Deusen (1787-1859).  He was one of eight children and the second oldest son. By age … 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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