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KAUFFMAN

 
 Updated 4-7-06 AND kindly submitted by Irv Kaufman

DESCENDANTS of JACOB KAUFMAN

 

1. Jacob Kaufman I From Steffisburg and Schopfe in Canton Basel

2. Jacob Kaufman II

3. Jacob Kaufman III

4. Nicholas Kaufman b: December 10, 1593 in Steffisburg (Canton Bern) Church records are available. Married December 13, 1613.

+Verena Barb

Michael Kaufmann, b. May 28, 1648 He married Elsbeth Hirsing (Hirshi) from Schangnau on Feb. 25, 1668 at Steffisburg. Michael left Steffisburg around the year 1680 and possibly went to live at Schangnau as that is where his brother Isaac Kaufmann, the Anabaptist preacher took refuge when the authorities were trying to arrest him. Michael may well have been an Anabaptist as were his brothers.

Michael Kauffman b. March 14, 1675 d. 1718 in Lancaster Co., Pa. Michael Kauffman was born at Steffisburg, Switzerland. He arrived in Pa. in 1717. His first wife’s name is unknown. His second wife was Anna Kneisley(1688-1758) daughter of Anthony and Magdalena Kneisley. They married about 1707. They had four children, Martin, Christian, David, and Michael.

Martin, b. 1708 d. 1749 Martin died at Page County, VA. He was married to Barbara Stauffer, daughter of Daniel Stauffer. He owned land in Lancaster County, PA and in Virginia on the Shenandoah River in 1739. He bought more land in Virginia in 1747 and then sold it to his brother Michael.

Christian, b. 1710 d. 1745

Michael, b. 1714

David, b. 1716 d. Shenandoah Co., Va.

Cristian, Kauffman b. 1710 d. 1745 md.2 Magdalena

   +1 Madlina Line

Where he lived in Lancaster Co., Pa., is not known. The first Vol. Lanc. Co. Pa. Historical Publication states that Sheriff Robt Buchanan sold a tract of land owned by Christian Kauffman, whose widow Barbara married Martin Nisslev in 1749. The tract was on the southeast side of the Conov Creek. The tract may be correctly located, but Martin Nisslev’s second wife seems to have been Barbara Stauffcr, widow of Martin Kauffman,. See D.

His will was in German, parts of which were hard to translate. Literally it is as follows: “On June 3, 1745, as I. Christian Kauffman am approaching death at last wish to say how my property and family is disposed. First, my children are to inherit alike of my estate. Mad­lina shall have her full legacy and Martin Kauffman shall attend to the affairs of Madlina so that she is able to progress with what re­mains. And Hans Jacob Brubacker as brother-in-law shall help with the affairs of Madlina. Michael Kauffman and my brother-in-law Henry Lein shall attend to the estate for my children and see that nothing of my estate falls into other hands.”

            On August 17, 1745, follows a codicil: I, Christian Kauffman will that mv children inherit alike and that my wife Madlina shall have her full legacy which she received from her mother and ... (this line is blurred). And Marti Kauffman and Michael Kauffman and Henry Line look after the affairs of my children and take care that nothing of my estate remains unsettled. They shall see to it that my children arc fed, sheltered, and cared for out of my estate. My brother-in-law Hans Jacob Brubaker shall also help so that nothing of the children’s legacy gets into other hands.’’

            May 9, 1748 Michael Kauffman and Christian Holdeman ap­peared before the Lancaster Co., Pa., court and testified they were present, saw and heard Christian Kauffman declare his last will and testament and that he was sound of mind and memory to the best of their knowledge. (Christian Holdiman was husband of Christiana Kneislev and uncle of D, F. F and C.)

            The above will seems to infer that Marti and Michael Kauffman (see D and F) were brothers of Christian. Marti Kauffman did not take part in settling this estate since he died about 1748 in Virginia and mention is made in the court records of him not serving.

            There were two accounts presented to the court for approval. The names of creditors against Christian Kauffman’s estate were as follows: Christian Holdeman, Daniel Eshelman, Henry Shenk, Jacob Fautz, Martin Myley, Widow Borman, Jacob Slough, Jacob Bruah, Ulrich Stealfoz, Jacob Zimmerman, Benjamin Borman, John Bare, and Henry Boyer. A balance of 67 pounds and 15 shillings remained which was disposed as follows:

To widow for her and the children’s support      26₤      Osh.     Od.
To Magdalena what belonged to her mother      22          7        0
To Rudolph Kauffman                                     9        14        0
To Henry Kauffman                                            9        14        0

            The final account was submitted by Henry Line, executor, with the names of creditors—Widow Bowman, Jacob Brubaker, Jacob Brua, John Hare, Matthew Atkinson, Jacob Denlinger, Henry Shenk, Hans Segrist, Peter Hull, Martin Mylin, Andrew Hout,. John Kimble, Emanuel Herman, Christian Holdeman, Michael Kauffman, Conrad Miller, Henry Haines, John Stover, John Bowman, Jacob Sholze, Martin Lindsay together with funeral, inventory, court and probate expenses totaling 24 pounds, 8 shillings, and 7 pence which was de­ducted from 96~ 14s, 14d.

            The balance was then paid to a daughter by his first wife 35 pounds, the widow’s third of 10 pounds, 15 shillings, and 3 pence with the same amount to the two boys.

GI—Henry Kauffman died single in Strasburg Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.

The court named Christian Kauffman, Jacob Kauffman, and Abraham Miller to settle up his estate, the proceeds of which went to his mother Magdalena and brother Rudolph living in the vicinity of Bethlehem,

Pa. (See Lanc. Co. Court Records.)

C2—Rudolph Kauffman (Oct. 13, 1737-Aug. 7, 1821) md. Elizabeth Geissinger

 (Oct. 23. 1746-May 6. 1813), daughter of Philip and Anna Geissinger. Mennonites.

Upper Saucon Twp., Lehigh Co., Pa., near the Blue Church.

G21—Christian Kauffman md. Catherine Hottel dau, of Michael Hottel.

G22—Susanna Kauffman,

C23—Barbara Kauffman.

G24—Elizabeth Kauffman.

G25—PhiIip Kauffman.

Rudolph Kaufman b: October 13, 1737 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania d: August 7, 1821 Rudolph Kaufman lived in Upper Saucon Twp., Lehigh Co., PA Son of Christian Kauffman

            + Elizabeth (Geissinger) Kaufman b: October 23, 1746 d: May 6, 1813. Elizabeth and Rudolph are buried at the Saucon Mennonite Cemetery at Coopersburg, Lehigh County, PA.  Elizabeth was the daughter of Philip and Maia Geissinger. Philip Geissinger b. January19, 1732 and died March 2, 1809, was a native of the Palatinate, Germany and immigrated to America about 1725. Maria Geissinger b. March 14,1733 and died August 21, 1803. Both Geissingers are buried at the Saucon Mennonite Cemetery at Coopersburg, Lehigh County, PA.

Christian Kaufman b: 9-22-1785 d: 9-11-1858 Interned: Saucon Meeting House Rev. Meyer and Kemmerer officiated(Source-German Language Newspaper Death and Obituary Notices 1827-1855 Spruance Library, Doylestown, PA) Christian is the son of Rudolph Kauffman.

            +Miss Elizabeth (Hottel) Kaufman  b:9-17-1797  d:7-15-1872   She is interned at the  Saucon Meeting House, Coopersburg, Lehigh County, PA. Elizabeth Hottel was the daughter of Michael Hottel. Elizabeth and Christian owned a 47 acre farm in Springfield Township, Bucks County, PA  From: Bucks County Pa Orphans Court Records 1685-1852

Mennonite Church Obituary

Sept 11 1858 Christian Kauffman, Springfield Twp. Widow, Elizabeth and 3
children; Abraham, Mary wife of John Moyer of Indiana, Michael,
deceased, (children, Jacob, Sarah, Hannah, and Levi).
Page 554

File #6555

Sep 11, 1858

Christian Kauffman, Springfield twp. Died 1858

Widow Elizabeth(Hottel) Kaufman and three children: Abraham and Mary (wife of John Moyer of Indiana), Michael (deceased, children Jacob, Sarah, Hannah and Levi).  Owned 47 acre farm.

     Michael Christian Kaufman b: 4-16-1810 Bucks County, PA d: 9-8-1846

      +Catherine A. Moyer b: 4-11-1813 Bucks County, PA      d: 3-13-1886

     Page 517, File number 5997

Sep 21, 1846

Nov 3, 1846

Michael Caufman/Cauffman/Kaufman, Springfield Twp. Died Sep 8, 1846 owned 35 acres.

Widow Catharine and children Hannah, Levi, Jacob and Sarah, under 14, Joseph Taylor of Springfield and Joseph C. Moyer of Springfield appointed guardians.

        Jacob M. Kaufman b: 1-12-1832  d: 12-12-1883  m:

            +Mary Ann Scheifer    

            4 Emma Kaufman                    

        Sarah Kaufman b: 6-20-1836  d: 1-18-1916 South Bend, IN m: 12-26-1857

             +Elam O. Schimmel b: 5-18-1831 d: 1901 South Bend, IN

  William Kaufman Schimmel b: 10-20-1858 Bucks County, PA d: 3-28-1916 St. Louis,     
    MO

            +Mary Bovell b: 7-25-1864 d: 7-05-1930 m: 2-17-1897

               Emma Malinda Schimmel b: 3-08-1860 Bucks County, PA  d: 1945

            +Charles Wright Clark m: 11-20-1888  b: 10-11-1854 d: 3-12-1911

               Catherine Schimmel b: 10-11-1861 Bucks County, PA          d: 6-20-1928

            +George T. Coxhead    b: 12-28-1858  England m: 12-23-1880

  Hannah Schimmel b: 2-05-1863 Bucks Co., PA near Bethlehem d: 2-03-1941 South Bend, IN

 +William Owen Davies b: 1-07-1857 Portage WI d: 7-01-1928 Chicago, IL m: 9-14-1882 in Chicago, IL

               Sallie Schimmel b: 12-11-1864 Bucks County, PA d: 1950

            +Robt. F. Cook m: 6-10-1886 b: 7-25-1858 d: 9-04-1916

               Levi Schimmel                                  

               Ellen Schimmel b: 2-09-1872 Bethlehem, PA d: 8-1951

            +Wm. Almarion Fox     m: 10-15-1896  b: 6-05-1869 

        Hannah Kaufman  b:11-11-1839  d: 9-2-1905  m: 1-11-1861

            +Jesse Horn                            

        John Kaufman b: 3-26-1842  d: 3-27-1842                     

        Levi M. Kaufman  b:10-10-1843  d: 2-1-1901  m:

            +Maria Yost

            4 Irwin Kaufman

            4 Warren Kaufman

            4 Blanche Kaufman

   Abraham Kaufman, b: 9-9-1812  d: 3-3-1876 m: 10-20-1839 Son of Christian Kaufman

    +Elizabeth (Bauer) Kaufman, b: 9-23-1817 d: 11-16-1906 Interned at Zionhill Evangelical       

      Lutheran Church Cemetery, Springfield Twp., Bucks County, PA.

       Children: Susanna, Johannes, Abraham, Catherine,  Henry, Elizabeth, and William   

        Susanna Kaufman, b: 1-16-1841                         

        Johannes Kaufman, b: 3-27-1843  d: 2-1-1848               

    William Kaufman, b: 5-8-1849  d: 4-28-1908  m:?  Son of Abraham Kaufman

  +Amanda Jane Schneck b: 6-10-1849  d: 11-27-1911

 Franklin A. Kaufman  b: 10-23-1874  d: 7-6-1937  m: 6-26-1902  Son of William          

     Kaufman

        +Ida E. Neidig  b: 8-9-1874  d: 7-13-1957

         Children:  Russell and Clarence 

   Russell N. Kaufman  b: 5-9-1903  d: 8-27-1994   m: 9-3-1927 Son of Frank Kaufman

                    +Cora M. Stettler  b: 11-4-1899  d: 3-29-1997

     

  Abraham Kaufman, b: 10-18-1854  d: 4-28-1899                       

 Catherine Kaufman, b: 10-21-1851  d: 3-13-1886

  +Tobias S. Reichenbach b: 2-18-1857  d: 2-10-1937     

  Elizabeth Kaufman b: 6-25-1857  d: 9-18-1947  m:

   +William Fluck  b:7-20-1856  d:10-29-1920

        Henry Kaufman, b: 3-30-1847  d: 3-11-1859                  

     Molli Kaufman         d: 2-01-1901

      +John Moyer of Indiana

        two daughter Moyers

        two son Moyers

 

 

bulletChristian Kauffman
bulletb. Sep 22, 1785 - d. Sep 24, 1858
Saucon Mennonite Cemetery
Coopersburg, Lehigh County
 
bulletAbraham Kauffman
bulletSept 9, 1812 - Mar 3, 1876
63yr 5 m 24d
Zionhill Evangelical Lutheran
 
bulletAnn Margaret wife of David Kauffman
bulletAug 25, 1791 - May 1, 1863
71 yr 8m 7d
Zionhill Evangelical Lutheran
 
bulletDavid Kauffman
bulletOct 22, 1803-April 14, 1862
58yr 5m 22d
Zionhill Evangelical Lutheran
bulletKauffman, Elisabeth nee Geissinger
bulletOct 23, 1746 - d. May 6, 1813
wife of Rudolph
Saucon Mennonite Cemetery
Coopersburg, Lehigh County
 
bulletKauffman, Elizabeth
bulletb. Sep 17, 1797 - July 15, 1872
Saucon Mennonite Cemetery
Coopersburg, Lehigh County
 
bulletSamuel Kauffman
bulletb. Nov 26, 1798 - d. April 5, 1857
Saucon Mennonite Cemetery
Coopersburg, Lehigh County

Saucon Mennonite Church

6639 N. Main Street

Coopersburg, PA  18036 

 
Christian Kauffman b: in Germany or Switzerland about 1771 d: 9-11-1850 Interned: Saucon Meeting House, Coopersburg, Lehigh county, PA. Rev. Meyer and Kemmerer officiated (Source-German Language Newspaper Death and Obituary Notices 1827-1855 Spruance Library, Doylestown, PA)

+Miss Elizabeth Hottel They owned a 47 acre farm in Springfield Township, Bucks County, PA From: Bucks County, PA Orphans Court Records 1685-1852

Page 554
File #6555
Sep 11, 1850


Christian Kauffman, Springfield twp. Died 1850

Widow Elizabeth(Hottel) Kauffman and three children: Abraham and Mary (wife of John Moyer of Indiana), Michael (deceased, children Jacob, Sarah, Hannah and Levi). Owned 47 acre farm.


2  - Michael Christian Kauffman b: 4-16-1810 Bucks County, PA d: 9-8-1846

+Catherine A. Moyer b: 4-11-1813 Bucks County, PA d: 3-13-1886

Page 517, File number 5997
Sep 21, 1846
Nov 3, 1846


Michael Caufman/Cauffman/Kauffman, Springfield Twp. Died Sep 8, 1846 owned 35 acres.

Widow Catharine and children Hannah, Levi, Jacob and Sarah, under 14, Joseph Taylor of Springfield and Joseph C. Moyer of Springfield appointed guardians.

 

 

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