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Names, Age, and Occupation of these who Accompanied
Rev. Joshua Kocherthal



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who settled on lands on Quassick Creek, then Dutchess County, N. Y.,in the Spring of 1709.


Rev. Joshua Kocherthal, aged 39; Sibylla Charlotta, his wife, 39; their children, Benigna Sibylla, 10; Christ. Joshua, 7 ; Susanna Sibylla, 3. Kocherthal was furnished with 1 barrel of lime, 3 gouges, 2 formers (kind of chisel), 1 grind-stone, 1 square, 1 rule, 1 compass and several pieces more.

Lorents Schwisser, aged 25, husbandman and vinedresser; Anna Catharina, his wife, 26; their daughter, Johanna, 8.-He was furnished with 1 grind-stone, 1 square, 1 little gimlet, 2 augers, 1 smoothing plane, besides several pieces more.

Henrich Rennau, aged 24, stocking weaver, husbandman and vinedresser; Johanna, his wife, 26; their children, Lorentz, 2; Heinrich, 5 months old, and two sisters of Mrs. Rennau, Susanna Liboscha, 15; Maria Johanna Liboscha, 10 years old.-He received 1 cross cut saw, 1 mitre block, 1 adze, 2 augers, 1 gimlet, besides several small pieces.

Andreas Volck, aged 30, husbandman and vinedresser; his wife, Anna Catharina, 27; their children, Maria Barbara, 5; Georg Hieronymus, 4; Anna Gertrauda, 1,-He received 1 cross cut saw, 1 smoothing plane, 1 whipping saw, a set of gouges, besides several pieces more.

Michael Weigand, aged 52, husbandman; his wife, Anna Catharina, 54; their children, Anna Maria, 13; Tobias, 7; Georg, 5.-He received 1 large file, 1 smaller one, 1 mortising chisel, 1 auger, besides several small pieces.

Jacob Weber, aged 30, husbandman and vinedresser; his wife, .Anna Elisabeth, 25; their children, Anna Maria, 5; Eva Elisabeth, 1.-He received 1 box with knife, whitelead and compass, 1 adze, 2 gouges, 1 mortising chisel, besides several pieces more.

Johan Jacob Plettel, aged 40, husbandman and vinedresser; his wife, Anna Elisabeth, 29; their children, Margaretha, 10; Anna Sara, 8; Catharina, 3.-It appears that Mr. Plettel, husband of Anna Elisabeth, had died prior to April 20, 1710, when these implements were distributed. It is recorded "to widow Plettel," 1 whipping saw, 1 great hammer, 1 gimlet, 1 tenant saw, besides several pieces more.

Johannes Fischer, aged 27, smith and husbandman; his wife, Maria Barbara, 26; one child, Andreas, 6 months old.-He received 1 tenant saw, 1 gimlet, 1 hammer, 1 small file, 1 hatchet, I jointer, besides several small pieces.

Melchior Guelch, aged 39, carpenter and joiner; his wife, Anna Catharina, 43; their children, Magdalena, 12; Heinrich, 10.-He received 2 full sets of carpenter's tools.

Peter Rose, aged 34, cloth weaver; his wife, Johanna, 45; no children.-He received 1 glue pot, l wimble, l hatchet, 1 little hammer, 2 augers, 1 jointer, besides several pieces more.

Maria Wemarin, widow, 37 years of age; her daughter, Catharina, 2.-She received 1 smoothing plane, 1 file, 1 hatchet, besides several small pieces more.

Isaac Feber (Le Fever), aged 33, husbandman; his wife, Catharina, 30; their son, Abraham, 2 years old.-He received 1 broad axe, 1 little hatchet, 1 smoothing file, I rule, 1 former, besides several pieces more.

NOTE.-Isaac Le Fever was born March 26, 1669, and died in Lancaster County, Pa., 1736. His son, Abraham, was born April 9,1706.I. D. R.

Daniel Fiero, aged 32, husbandman ; his wife, Anna Maria, 30; their children, Andreas, 7; Johannes, 6.-He received 1 broad axe, 1 square, 1 mitre block, 1 tenant saw, 1 jointer, besides several small pieces more.

Herman Schuneman, aged 28, clerk, unmarried.

Isaac Turck, aged 23, husbandman, unmarried.
NOTE.-In 1711, Isaac Turk left New York, went to Pennsylvania

*In 1710, April 20, these were furnished by Queen Anne, through Melchior Guelch, a Palatine joiner, with implements.




Livingston Manor, New York
Names of male Palatine Germans above twenty-one years old in Livingston Manor, N. Y. in the winter of 1710 and summer 1711.




Source: A Collection of upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727 to 1776; Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, Second Revised Edition, 1876, Philadelphia.

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