Category Archives: Served in War

Colonel John Hynson

John Hynson (about 1646-1705) — later known as Colonel John Hynson –was born into an English family that first immigrated to Virginia and later settled in Maryland in 1651.  He was the second born son among two brothers and two … Continue reading

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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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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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John Runkle

John Runkle (1756-1813) was born March 28, 1756 in the Boght (Watervliet), NY.  He was my third great grandfather. His parents were Johan Runkle (1730-1803) and Anna Barbara Neher (1728-1793).  John’s father purchased a 246 acre farm in October 1769 … 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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