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Joseph Shirtz

#1561, born 21 April 1816, died after 1888
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Doris Joan Muller
ChartsAncestors of Doris
Ancestors of Isabel A. Coons
Hugo Freer to Doris Muller
Father*Dr. Joseph Shirtz M.D.3 born 16 September 1788, died 19 November 1825
Mother*Eva Showerman1,2 born 23 April 1788, died before 1860
Father-OtherJacob Schurtz born after 1794, died 13 February 1845; Possible father of Joseph but not likely.

Life Events

Note*According to a Town of Clermont History, "The only house on the south side of the West Road was built by a painter and wagon-maker named Joseph Shirts, who for many years drove the mail, his horse Tiger was well known. Joseph Shirts was a very strong Democrat." 
Birth*21 April 1816 
Baptism2 June 1816; St. Thoms Luth. Ch., Churchtown, Columbia, New York; No father is shown4,5,1 
Occupation*wagonmaker, tavern/inn keeper, mail carrier, farmer, master painter 
Marriage*30 December 1848; Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Germantown, Columbia, New York; Principal=Lena Reiffenberg6,7 
Census*1860; Clermont, Columbia, New York; age 41, with Hellen (sic) age 37, Mary C. age 9, Andrew age 68 
ResidenceWest Road, Clermont, Columbia, New York 
Civil War*More research is needed to confirm that this is the Joseph Schurtz who served in the Union army, 7th Regiment, New York Infantry (New Organization).9 
Census1865; Clermont, Columbia, New York; and was taxed on liquor10 
Census1870; Clermont, Columbia, New York; age 54, with Lany, Mary C., Andrew11 
Death*after 1888 
Burial*Plot #37 in Clermont Cemetery, Clermont, Columbia, New York; Reginald Coons has photos of St. Luke's Church, where Joseph Shirts, Laney Rifenburg and Anna E. H. Shirts are buried.12,13,14 

Family

Lena Reiffenberg born 3 August 1821, died 1 April 1877
Children
Last Edited29 November 2013

Citations

  1. [S409] Family records, e-mail address Columbia County researcher, rec'd 6 Jan 2013.
  2. [S313] Church records,St. John's Luth. Ch.,Manorton, Columbia County, NY #615.
  3. [S409] Family records, e-mail address.
  4. [S284] Church of the Latter Day Saints/FamilySearch.org, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2H2-7ZT : accessed 07 Jan 2013), Eva Showerman in entry for Joseph Shirtz Showerman, 21 Apr 1816; citing reference , FHL microfilm 974.739 C1 V26C.
  5. [S313] Church records,St. Thomas Luth. Ch. Churchtown, Columbia County, NY #2429.
  6. [S303] Arthur M. Kelly, Kinship publications ; Rhinebeck, NY: Kinship, Pub. Code 025, p. 2249.
  7. [S313] Church records,#2249, per Susan Mulvey. Columbia County researcher.
  8. [S312] Census, 1860.
  9. [S401] Ancestry Web Site,, M551 roll 125 - US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865.
  10. [S312] Census, Ancestry.com. U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
  11. [S312] Census, 1870.
  12. [S339] , Settlers and Residents, Vol. 2, Part 1, Town of Clermont 1756-1899 (, p. 325.
  13. [S348] , Settlers and Residents (of Columbia County, NY), Vol. 2, Part 1, p. 325.
  14. [S544] Reginald W. Coon, The Genealogy of Reginald W. Coon.

Andrew Peter Shirtz

#1562, born 4 September 1854
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Joseph Shirtz born 21 April 1816, died after 1888
Mother*Lena Reiffenberg born 3 August 1821, died 1 April 1877

Life Events

Birth*4 September 1854; New York1,2 
Baptism29 October 1854 
Census1860; Clermont, Columbia, New York; with parents Joseph Shirtz age 41 and Hellen (Lena) 34 and sister Mary C.3 
Marriage*27 April 1876; Germantown, Columbia, New York; Principal=Mary E. Denerly4 
Census1910; with wife Mary E. and children Henry J. age 25, Francis F. age 22, Charles L. 2 months.5 
Census*1930; Red Hook, Dutchess, New York; with wife Mary E. They were boarders in the household of Harry Quack/Funk(?), his wife Frances and their children6 

Family

Mary E. Denerly born about 1855
Children
Last Edited2 March 2013

Citations

  1. [S312] Census, 1870, in Clermont. (See Mary C.).
  2. [S312] Census, 1855.
  3. [S312] Census, 1860.
  4. [S313] Church records,Christ Lutheran Church, Germantown (Kelly).
  5. [S312] Census, "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M592-6SW : accessed 06 Jan 2013), Andrew P Shirts, Red Hook, Dutchess, New York; citing sheet 20A, family 455, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374950.
  6. [S312] Census, 1930.
  7. [S308] Family records, Letter with photos, maps and source material from Reginald Coon, Stanfordville, NY - rec'd March 1, 2013.

Mary E. Denerly

#1563, born about 1855
Father*Adam H. Denerly born about 1826

Life Events

Birth*about 1855 
Marriage*27 April 1876; Germantown, Columbia, New York; Principal=Andrew Peter Shirtz1 

Family

Andrew Peter Shirtz born 4 September 1854
Children
Last Edited2 March 2013

Citations

  1. [S313] Church records,Christ Lutheran Church, Germantown (Kelly).
  2. [S308] Family records, Letter with photos, maps and source material from Reginald Coon, Stanfordville, NY - rec'd March 1, 2013.
  3. [S312] Census, "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M592-6SW : accessed 06 Jan 2013), Andrew P Shirts, Red Hook, Dutchess, New York; citing sheet 20A, family 455, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374950.

Ludwig Heinrich Dietrich Muller

#1564, born 7 April 1837, died about 26 October 1837
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Reinhard Friedrich Müller born 24 September 1813, died 8 February 1874
Mother*Anna Margaretha Wilhelmina Bruggemann born 6 June 1814, died 8 June 1905

Life Events

Birth*7 April 18371 
Death*about 26 October 18371 
Note*Source letter shows death 26 Jan 1837, before birth. 
Last Edited19 August 2007

Citations

  1. [S313] Church records,Samuel Wustig, Resident Priest, Dedesdorf, Germany, per letter dated 12 May 1997.

Sophie Adele Muller

#1565, born 17 December 1838
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Reinhard Friedrich Müller born 24 September 1813, died 8 February 1874
Mother*Anna Margaretha Wilhelmina Bruggemann born 6 June 1814, died 8 June 1905

Life Events

Birth*17 December 18381 
Marriage*1870; Principal=Heinrich Tanke 

Family

Heinrich Tanke born about 1837
Last Edited27 February 2000

Citations

  1. [S295] Baptismal record:.

Ernst Christian Martin Muller

#1566, born 6 November 1843, died 24 May 1927
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Reinhard Friedrich Müller born 24 September 1813, died 8 February 1874
Mother*Anna Margaretha Wilhelmina Bruggemann born 6 June 1814, died 8 June 1905

Life Events

Birth*6 November 1843 
Note1877; He married an unknown person in 1877 and was living in Bremerhaven in June 1905.1,2 
Death*24 May 1927 
Last Edited9 March 2012

Citations

  1. [S308] Family records, Death announcement card for mother.
  2. [S308] Family records, Notation of 50th anniversary in 1927 in John Muller's journal.

Theodor Dietrich Friederich Muller

#1567, born 22 August 1847
RelationshipGreat-granduncle of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Reinhard Friedrich Müller born 24 September 1813, died 8 February 1874
Mother*Anna Margaretha Wilhelmina Bruggemann born 6 June 1814, died 8 June 1905

Life Events

Birth*22 August 1847 
Marriage*12 November 1875; Principal=Margarethe Kimme1 
Note*June 1905; was living in Zwischenahn2 

Family

Margarethe Kimme born 5 November 1853
Last Edited17 August 2009

Citations

  1. [S313] Church records,Samuel Wustig, Resident Priest, Dedesdorf, Germany, per letter dated12 May 1997.
  2. [S308] Family records, Death announcement card for mother.

Anna Marie Reihardine Muller

#1568, born 5 December 1852
RelationshipGreat-grandaunt of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Reinhard Friedrich Müller born 24 September 1813, died 8 February 1874
Mother*Anna Margaretha Wilhelmina Bruggemann born 6 June 1814, died 8 June 1905

Life Events

Birth*5 December 1852; Dedesdorf, Germany 
Marriage*. The only place this marriage appears is on her mother's death card. But did she take her maiden name, or was there another sister named Maria?; Principal=Unknown Taucke1 
NoteJune 1905; was living in Frankfurt (Main)2 
Note*about 1922; A Marie Muller (in Germany) is mentioned in family papers. She was living in Dedesdorf with an unknown Unterweser, according to Uncle John's address book. On the same page, he lists Ernst Muller, Kirchenstr 4, Bremerhaven, whose Golden Wedding anniversary was 7 Apr 1927. I do not know if she is the same person. Did she take her maiden name? Or is she a spinster sister?3 

Family

Unknown Taucke
Last Edited9 March 2012

Citations

  1. [S308] Family records, Death announcement card for mother-in-law.
  2. [S308] Family records, Death announcement card for mother.
  3. [S308] Family records, John Muller's address book; year not given.

Catharina Kuhn

#1569, born about 1745
Relationship4th great-grandaunt of Doris Joan Muller
ChartsDescendants of Johann Jacob Kuhn
Father*Henrich Kuhn born between 1708 and 1712, died about 1796
Mother*Anna Gertraut Falckenberg born 1 August 1711

Life Events

Birth*about 1745 
Marriage*26 November 1765; Germantown Reformed, Germantown, Columbia, New York; Principal=Jacob Minckler1 
Note*Catharina "married as daughter of Henrich" 

Family

Jacob Minckler born about 1743
Child
Last Edited25 February 2007

Citations

  1. [S289] Henry Z. Jones Jr., The Palatine Families of New York 1710 (Universal City, CA: Henry Z. Jones, Jr., 1985), P. 494, Vol. I: Germantown Ref. Chbk.

Heinrich Tanke

#1570, born about 1837

Life Events

Birth*about 1837 
Marriage*1870; Principal=Sophie Adele Muller 

Family

Sophie Adele Muller born 17 December 1838
Last Edited27 February 2000

Margarethe Kimme

#1571, born 5 November 1853

Life Events

Birth*5 November 1853 
Residence*1875; Waddens1 
Marriage*12 November 1875; Principal=Theodor Dietrich Friederich Muller2 

Family

Theodor Dietrich Friederich Muller born 22 August 1847
Last Edited10 October 2014

Citations

  1. [S313] Church records,Rev. Samuel Wustig, Resident Priest, Lutheran Church, Dedesdorf - letter 12 May 1997 to DJW.
  2. [S313] Church records,Samuel Wustig, Resident Priest, Dedesdorf, Germany, per letter dated12 May 1997.

Johann Friedrich Muller

#1572, born 16 February 1800, died 30 October 1842
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Heinrich Müller born 18 September 1767, died 24 July 1842
Mother*Anne Adelheid Wops born 10 October 1774, died 1 March 1848

Life Events

Birth*16 February 1800; Germany 
Marriage*2 July 1829; Principal=Catharina Bruns1 
Death*30 October 1842; Germany 

Family

Catharina Bruns born 11 March 1798, died 22 February 1894
Child
Last Edited27 February 2000

Citations

  1. [S313] Church records,Samuel Wustig, Resident Priest, Dedesdorf, Germany, per letter dated12 May 1997.

Catharina Bruns

#1573, born 11 March 1798, died 22 February 1894

Life Events

Birth*11 March 1798; Germany? 
Marriage*2 July 1829; Principal=Johann Friedrich Muller1 
Death*22 February 1894; Germany 

Family

Johann Friedrich Muller born 16 February 1800, died 30 October 1842
Child
Last Edited27 February 2000

Citations

  1. [S313] Church records,Samuel Wustig, Resident Priest, Dedesdorf, Germany, per letter dated12 May 1997.

Johann Heinrich Müller

#1574, born 18 September 1767, died 24 July 1842
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Doris Joan Muller
The information for Johann Hinrich and his family is the earliest I have that is confirmed by the parish priest, Samuel Wustig, at St. Laurentius-Kirche, Ev.-Luth., Kirchengemeinde, Dedesdorf on 12.5.1997. Address is Fahrstrasse 13, 27612 Loxstedt-Dedesdorf, Telefon (04740) 12 11.

Earilier generations shown are from a family tree at ancestry.com and are not proven to be in this line.
ChartsAncestors of Doris
Ancestors of Theodore J. Muller
Father*Johann Philipp Muller1 born 10 August 1717, died 19 October 1786
Mother*Anna Maria Illium1

Life Events

Birth*18 September 1767; Gundesheim, Alzey-Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany1 
Marriage*1795; Principal=Anne Adelheid Wops 
Death*24 July 1842; Germany 

Family

Anne Adelheid Wops born 10 October 1774, died 1 March 1848
Children
Last Edited3 August 2014

Citations

  1. [S401] Ancestry Web Site,, Ancestry.com. http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/7447344/family/familyview

Anne Adelheid Wops

#1575, born 10 October 1774, died 1 March 1848
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Doris Joan Muller
ChartsAncestors of Doris
Ancestors of Theodore J. Muller

Life Events

Birth*10 October 1774; Germany? 
Marriage*1795; Principal=Johann Heinrich Müller 
Death*1 March 1848; Germany? 

Family

Johann Heinrich Müller born 18 September 1767, died 24 July 1842
Children
Last Edited10 February 2008

Anna Margreta Muller

#1576, born 2 March 1795, died 2 May 1807
Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Heinrich Müller born 18 September 1767, died 24 July 1842
Mother*Anne Adelheid Wops born 10 October 1774, died 1 March 1848

Life Events

Birth*2 March 1795 
Death*2 May 1807 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Anna Rebecka Muller

#1577, born 5 June 1797, died 28 April 1807
Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Heinrich Müller born 18 September 1767, died 24 July 1842
Mother*Anne Adelheid Wops born 10 October 1774, died 1 March 1848

Life Events

Birth*5 June 1797; Eidewarden, Germany1 
Death*28 April 1807; Eidewarden 
Last Edited10 October 2014

Citations

  1. [S313] Church records,Rev. Samuel Wustig, Resident Priest, Lutheran Church, Dedesdorf - letter 12 May 1997 to DJW.

Catherine Marie Muller

#1578, born 16 April 1803
Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Heinrich Müller born 18 September 1767, died 24 July 1842
Mother*Anne Adelheid Wops born 10 October 1774, died 1 March 1848

Life Events

Birth*16 April 1803 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Johann Hinrich Muller

#1579, born 11 January 1806, died 16 April 1877
Relationship2nd great-granduncle of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Heinrich Müller born 18 September 1767, died 24 July 1842
Mother*Anne Adelheid Wops born 10 October 1774, died 1 March 1848

Life Events

Birth*11 January 1806 
Marriage*28 September 1827; Dedesdorf, Germany; Principal=Agnete Wetjen1 
Death*16 April 1877 

Family

Agnete Wetjen born 16 November 1796, died 30 August 1860
Children
Last Edited27 February 2000

Citations

  1. [S313] Church records,Samuel Wustig, Resident Priest, Dedesdorf, Germany, per letter dated12 May 1997.

Anna Margaretha Kuhn

#1580, born 30 August 1747
Relationship4th great-grandaunt of Doris Joan Muller
ChartsDescendants of Johann Jacob Kuhn
Father*Henrich Kuhn born between 1708 and 1712, died about 1796
Mother*Anna Gertraut Falckenberg born 1 August 1711

Life Events

Birthabout 1747 
Baptism*30 August 1747 
Marriage*5 December 1770; Germantown Reformed, Germantown, Columbia, New York; Principal=Nicolaus Bauer1 

Family

Nicolaus Bauer born about 1745
Last Edited23 January 2003

Citations

  1. [S289] Henry Z. Jones Jr., The Palatine Families of New York 1710 (Universal City, CA: Henry Z. Jones, Jr., 1985), P. 494, Vol. I: Germantown Ref. Chbk.

Anne Margrethe Muller

#1581, born 21 April 1808, died 1 February 1891
Relationship2nd great-grandaunt of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Heinrich Müller born 18 September 1767, died 24 July 1842
Mother*Anne Adelheid Wops born 10 October 1774, died 1 March 1848

Life Events

Birth*21 April 1808 
Marriage*11 April 1844; Principal=Friedrich Meyn 
Death*1 February 1891 

Family

Friedrich Meyn born about 1806
Last Edited27 February 2000

Johann Hinrich Muller

#1582, born 17 March 1830, died 20 November 1893
Relationship1st cousin 3 times removed of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Friedrich Muller born 16 February 1800, died 30 October 1842
Mother*Catharina Bruns born 11 March 1798, died 22 February 1894

Life Events

Birth*17 March 1830 
Marriage*10 May 1861; Principal=Mette Friederike Strassmann 
Death*20 November 1893; Eidewarden, Germany 
Note*Birth date may be July instead of March. 

Family

Mette Friederike Strassmann born 14 May 1837, died 11 February 1922
Children
Last Edited27 February 2000

Mette Friederike Strassmann

#1583, born 14 May 1837, died 11 February 1922

Life Events

Birth*14 May 1837 
Marriage*10 May 1861; Principal=Johann Hinrich Muller 
Death*11 February 1922 

Family

Johann Hinrich Muller born 17 March 1830, died 20 November 1893
Children
Last Edited27 February 2000

Reinhard Friederich Muller

#1584, born 21 March 1862
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Hinrich Muller born 17 March 1830, died 20 November 1893
Mother*Mette Friederike Strassmann born 14 May 1837, died 11 February 1922

Life Events

Birth*21 March 1862 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Johann Friederich Muller

#1585, born 8 June 1864
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Hinrich Muller born 17 March 1830, died 20 November 1893
Mother*Mette Friederike Strassmann born 14 May 1837, died 11 February 1922

Life Events

Birth*8 June 1864 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Johann Wilhelm Georg Muller

#1586, born 20 August 1866
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Hinrich Muller born 17 March 1830, died 20 November 1893
Mother*Mette Friederike Strassmann born 14 May 1837, died 11 February 1922

Life Events

Birth*20 August 1866 
Marriage*1897; Ostern, Germany; Principal=Meta Helene Meier 

Family

Meta Helene Meier born about 1868
Last Edited4 March 2007

Johann Hinrich Muller

#1587, born 13 April 1869
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Hinrich Muller born 17 March 1830, died 20 November 1893
Mother*Mette Friederike Strassmann born 14 May 1837, died 11 February 1922

Life Events

Birth*13 April 1869 
Last Edited25 February 2007

Mette Catharine Henriette Muller

#1588, born 4 July 1873, died 11 March 1874
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Hinrich Muller born 17 March 1830, died 20 November 1893
Mother*Mette Friederike Strassmann born 14 May 1837, died 11 February 1922

Life Events

Birth*4 July 1873 
Death*11 March 1874 
Last Edited25 February 2007

Meta Catharine Friederike Muller

#1589, born 26 November 1880
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Hinrich Muller born 17 March 1830, died 20 November 1893
Mother*Mette Friederike Strassmann born 14 May 1837, died 11 February 1922

Life Events

Birth*26 November 1880 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Meta Helene Meier

#1590, born about 1868

Life Events

Birth*about 1868 
Marriage*1897; Ostern, Germany; Principal=Johann Wilhelm Georg Muller 

Family

Johann Wilhelm Georg Muller born 20 August 1866
Last Edited4 March 2007