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Joseph Shirtz

M, #1561, born 21 April 1816, died after 1888
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Doris Joan 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.

Family

Lena Reiffenberg born 3 August 1821, died 1 April 1877
Children

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*Joseph Shirtz was born on 21 April 1816. 
BaptismHe was baptized on 2 June 1816 at St. Thoms Luth. Ch., Churchtown, Columbia, New York, No father is shown.4,5,1 
Occupation*Joseph Shirtz worked as wagonmaker, tavern/inn keeper, mail carrier, farmer, master painter. 
Marriage*He married Lena Reiffenberg, daughter of Peter M. Ryfenberger and Lena Diederich, on 30 December 1848 in Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Germantown, Columbia, New York.6,7 
Census*Joseph Shirtz appeared on the census of 1860 at Clermont, Columbia, New York, age 41, with Hellen (sic) age 37, Mary C. age 9, Andrew age 6.8 
ResidenceJoseph Shirtz lived at West Road, Clermont, Columbia, New York. 
Civil War*He may have served in the 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 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1865 at Clermont, Columbia, New York, and was taxed on liquor.10 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1870 at Clermont, Columbia, New York, age 54, with Lany, Mary C., Andrew.11 
Death*Joseph Shirtz died after 1888. 
Burial*He was buried in 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 
ChartsAncestors of Doris
Ancestors of Isabel Coons
Hugo Freer to Doris Muller
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

M, #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

Family

Mary E. Denerly born about 1855
Children

Life Events

Birth*Andrew Peter Shirtz was born on 4 September 1854 in New York.1,2 
BaptismHe was baptized on 29 October 1854. 
CensusHe appeared on the census of 1860 at Clermont, Columbia, New York, with parents Joseph Shirtz age 41 and Hellen (Lena) 34 and sister Mary C.3 
Marriage*He married Mary E. Denerly, daughter of Adam H. Denerly, on 27 April 1876 in Germantown, Columbia, New York.4 
CensusAndrew Peter Shirtz appeared on the census of 1910 with wife Mary E. and children Henry J. age 25, Francis F. age 22, Charles L. 2 months.5 
Census*He appeared on the census of 1930 at Red Hook, Dutchess, New York, with wife Mary E. They were boarders in the household of Harry Quack/Funk(?), his wife Frances and their children.6 
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

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

Family

Andrew Peter Shirtz born 4 September 1854
Children

Life Events

Birth*Mary E. Denerly was born about 1855. 
Marriage*She married Andrew Peter Shirtz, son of Joseph Shirtz and Lena Reiffenberg, on 27 April 1876 in Germantown, Columbia, New York.1 
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

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

Life Events

Birth*Ludwig Heinrich Dietrich Muller was born on 7 April 1837.1 
Death*Ludwig Heinrich Dietrich Muller died about 26 October 1837.1 
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

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

Family

Heinrich Tanke born about 1837

Life Events

Birth*Sophie Adele Muller was born on 17 December 1838.1 
Marriage*She married Heinrich Tanke in 1870. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Citations

  1. [S295] Baptismal record:.

Ernst Christian Martin Muller

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

Life Events

Birth*Ernst Christian Martin Muller was born on 6 November 1843. 
NoteHe married an unknown person in 1877 and was living in Bremerhaven in June 1905.1,2 
Death*Ernst Christian Martin Muller died on 24 May 1927. 
Last Edited9 March 2012

Citations

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

Theodor Dietrich Friederich Muller

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

Family

Margarethe Kimme born 5 November 1853

Life Events

Birth*Theodor Dietrich Friederich Muller was born on 22 August 1847. 
Marriage*He married Margarethe Kimme on 12 November 1875.1 
Note*Was living in Zwischenahn in June 1905.2 
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

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

Family

Unknown Taucke

Life Events

Birth*Anna Marie Reihardine Muller was born on 5 December 1852 in Dedesdorf, Germany. 
Marriage*She married Unknown Taucke . 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?1 
NoteWas living in Frankfurt (Main) in June 1905.2 
Note*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? About 1922.3 
Last Edited9 March 2012

Citations

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

Catharina Kuhn

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

Family

Jacob Minckler born about 1743
Child

Life Events

Birth*Catharina Kuhn was born about 1745. 
Marriage*She married Jacob Minckler, son of Esaias Minckler, on 26 November 1765 in Germantown Reformed, Germantown, Columbia, New York.1 
Note*Catharina "married as daughter of Henrich." 
ChartsDescendants of Johann Jacob Kuhn
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

M, #1570, born about 1837

Family

Sophie Adele Muller born 17 December 1838

Life Events

Birth*Heinrich Tanke was born about 1837. 
Marriage*He married Sophie Adele Muller, daughter of Reinhard Friedrich Muller and Anna Margaretha Wilhelmina Bruggemann, in 1870. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Margarethe Kimme

F, #1571, born 5 November 1853

Family

Theodor Dietrich Friederich Muller born 22 August 1847

Life Events

Birth*Margarethe Kimme was born on 5 November 1853. 
Marriage*She married Theodor Dietrich Friederich Muller, son of Reinhard Friedrich Muller and Anna Margaretha Wilhelmina Bruggemann, on 12 November 1875.1 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Citations

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

Johann Friedrich Muller

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

Family

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

Life Events

Birth*Johann Friedrich Muller was born on 16 February 1800 in Germany. 
Marriage*He married Catharina Bruns on 2 July 1829.1 
Death*Johann Friedrich Muller died on 30 October 1842 in Germany. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Citations

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

Catharina Bruns

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

Family

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

Life Events

Birth*Catharina Bruns was born on 11 March 1798 in Germany? 
Marriage*She married Johann Friedrich Muller, son of Johann Heinrich Muller and Anne Adelheid Wops, on 2 July 1829.1 
Death*Catharina Bruns died on 22 February 1894 in Germany. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Citations

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

Johann Heinrich Muller

M, #1574, born 18 September 1767, died 24 July 1842
Relationship3rd great-grandfather of Doris Joan Muller
Father*Johann Philipp Muller1 born 10 August 1717, died 19 October 1786
Mother*Anna Maria Illium1
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.

Family

Anne Adelheid Wops born 10 October 1774, died 1 March 1848
Children

Life Events

Birth*Johann Heinrich Muller was born on 18 September 1767 in Gundesheim, Germany.1 
Marriage*He married Anne Adelheid Wops in 1795. 
Death*Johann Heinrich Muller died on 24 July 1842 in Germany. 
ChartsAncestors of Doris
Ancestors of Theodore J. Muller
Last Edited24 November 2013

Citations

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

Anne Adelheid Wops

F, #1575, born 10 October 1774, died 1 March 1848
Relationship3rd great-grandmother of Doris Joan Muller

Family

Johann Heinrich Muller born 18 September 1767, died 24 July 1842
Children

Life Events

Birth*Anne Adelheid Wops was born on 10 October 1774 in Germany? 
Marriage*She married Johann Heinrich Muller, son of Johann Philipp Muller and Anna Maria Illium, in 1795. 
Death*Anne Adelheid Wops died on 1 March 1848 in Germany? 
ChartsAncestors of Doris
Ancestors of Theodore J. Muller
Last Edited10 February 2008

Anna Margreta Muller

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

Life Events

Birth*Anna Margreta Muller was born on 2 March 1795. 
Death*Anna Margreta Muller died on 2 May 1807. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Anna Rebecka Muller

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

Life Events

Birth*Anna Rebecka Muller was born on 5 June 1797. 
Death*Anna Rebecka Muller died on 28 April 1807 in Eidewarden, Germany. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Catherine Marie Muller

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

Life Events

Birth*Catherine Marie Muller was born on 16 April 1803. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Johann Hinrich Muller

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

Family

Agnete Wetjen born 16 November 1796, died 30 August 1860
Children

Life Events

Birth*Johann Hinrich Muller was born on 11 January 1806. 
Marriage*He married Agnete Wetjen on 28 September 1827 in Dedesdorf, Germany.1 
Death*Johann Hinrich Muller died on 16 April 1877. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Citations

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

Anna Margaretha Kuhn

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

Family

Nicolaus Bauer born about 1745

Life Events

BirthAnna Margaretha Kuhn was born about 1747. 
Baptism*She was baptized on 30 August 1747. 
Marriage*She married Nicolaus Bauer on 5 December 1770 in Germantown Reformed, Germantown, Columbia, New York.1 
ChartsDescendants of Johann Jacob Kuhn
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

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

Family

Friedrich Meyn born about 1806

Life Events

Birth*Anne Margrethe Muller was born on 21 April 1808. 
Marriage*She married Friedrich Meyn on 11 April 1844. 
Death*Anne Margrethe Muller died on 1 February 1891. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Johann Hinrich Muller

M, #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

Family

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

Life Events

Birth*Johann Hinrich Muller was born on 17 March 1830. 
Marriage*He married Mette Friederike Strassmann on 10 May 1861. 
Death*Johann Hinrich Muller died on 20 November 1893 in Eidewarden, Germany. 
Note*Birth date may be July instead of March. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Mette Friederike Strassmann

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

Family

Johann Hinrich Muller born 17 March 1830, died 20 November 1893
Children

Life Events

Birth*Mette Friederike Strassmann was born on 14 May 1837. 
Marriage*She married Johann Hinrich Muller, son of Johann Friedrich Muller and Catharina Bruns, on 10 May 1861. 
Death*Mette Friederike Strassmann died on 11 February 1922. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Reinhard Friederich Muller

M, #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*Reinhard Friederich Muller was born on 21 March 1862. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Johann Friederich Muller

M, #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*Johann Friederich Muller was born on 8 June 1864. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Johann Wilhelm Georg Muller

M, #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

Family

Meta Helene Meier born about 1868

Life Events

Birth*Johann Wilhelm Georg Muller was born on 20 August 1866. 
Marriage*He married Meta Helene Meier in 1897 in Ostern, Germany. 
Last Edited4 March 2007

Johann Hinrich Muller

M, #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*Johann Hinrich Muller was born on 13 April 1869. 
Last Edited25 February 2007

Mette Catharine Henriette Muller

F, #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*Mette Catharine Henriette Muller was born on 4 July 1873. 
Death*Mette Catharine Henriette Muller died on 11 March 1874. 
Last Edited25 February 2007

Meta Catharine Friederike Muller

F, #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*Meta Catharine Friederike Muller was born on 26 November 1880. 
Last Edited27 February 2000

Meta Helene Meier

F, #1590, born about 1868

Family

Johann Wilhelm Georg Muller born 20 August 1866

Life Events

Birth*Meta Helene Meier was born about 1868. 
Marriage*She married Johann Wilhelm Georg Muller, son of Johann Hinrich Muller and Mette Friederike Strassmann, in 1897 in Ostern, Germany. 
Last Edited4 March 2007