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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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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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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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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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Daniel Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan (1844-1931) was born in Meenygorman, Newmarket, County Cork, Ireland on March 10, 1844. He was baptized that day at the Church of the Immaculate Conception,  Parish of Newmarket by the Reverend D. Murray, C.C.  His sponsors were Michael … Continue reading

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William Cotter

In April 2012 while on a search for my ancestral Irish roots, I discovered evidence of a man named William Cotter through an inscription on a tombstone in Clonfert Cemetery, Newmarket, Co. Cork, Ireland.   It was a tombstone erected by … Continue reading

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