Most of the information on this line came from various sites on the internet. I want to thank Bill Hughes, Yvonne Anspach, and Robert King. (See web sites listed below) I was so excited when I found each one of these sites and have spent a lot of time seeking sources. Unfortunately, I haven't found many of them yet, but the ones I've found are highlighted in this color.
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Descendants of Johannes Jacob Batdorf
Generation No. 1
1. JOHANNES JACOB1 BATDORF
Child of JOHANNES JACOB BATDORF is:
2. i. JOHANNES2 BATDORF, b. 1564, Westphalia, Germany; d. Aft. 1613.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHANNES2 BATDORF (JOHANNES JACOB1) was born 1564 in Westphalia, Germany, and died Aft. 1613.
Child of JOHANNES BATDORF is:
3. i. JOHANNES3 BATDORF.
Generation No. 3
3. JOHANNES3 BATDORF (JOHANNES2, JOHANNES JACOB1)
Child of JOHANNES BATDORF is:
4. i. JOHANNES JACOB PETER4 BATDORF, b. Abt. 1671, Darmstadt, Germany; d. Abt. 1709, London, England.
Generation No. 4
4. JOHANNES JACOB PETER4 BATDORF (JOHANNES3, JOHANNES2, JOHANNES JACOB1) was born Abt. 1671 in Darmstadt, Germany, and died Abt. 1709 in London, England. He married ANNA MARIA CATHERINE in Germany. She died January 14, 1748/49 in Millbach, Lebanon, PA.
Notes for JOHANNES JACOB PETER BATDORF:
Peter evidently died in London before the family left for America.
Notes for ANNA MARIA CATHERINE HERBER:
Some on the web give her name as Herber, others Anspach. We have never found any proof of either..
From The Palatine Families of New York 1710, copyright 1985 by Henry Z. Jones, Jr.:
ANNA BATTORFFIN (Hunter Lists #18)
Peter Petturf, his wife and 5 ch. were recorded on Capt. Francois Warren's ship in Holland 3 July 1709 (Rotterdom Lists).
Anna Battorff made her 1st appearance on the Hunter Lists 30 June 1710 with 3 pers. over 10 yrs. of age in the household;
Anna married (2) Johannes Georg Zellar in New York Colony, abt 1712. Anna died 1747 in Millbach, Lebanon Co.,PA. Her body was interred 1747 in Reith's Church, Stouchesburg,PA, Reith's Church Cemetery. She was christened in Steinbach,Taunas,Germany, 9 MAY 1682. She emigrated, 1708. Point of origin: Badorf,Germany. According to info. from Larry Patrick Cornwell, the Batdorf family fled their little village of Badorf, near Stuttgart, in the current state of Baden-Wurttenberg, Germany. They traveled by boat down the Rhine River to Rotterdam, Holland, then on to England. Johannes died in England in 1709. Anna Maria Catharina took the children on to America in 1710 - with hundreds of others. Three of her five children died enroute or shortly after they arrived in New York Colony on June 10,1710.
She resided in Tent structures on Nut Island, now Governor's Island 1710. She resided in Livingston Manor 1710. 14 hundred people were moved up almost 100 miles up the Hudson River to Livingston Manor, including the Batdorf, Walborn, & Anspach families. Today, there is a town of Livingstonville in Schoharie County. The three surviving Batdorfs lived in Livingston Manor for two years. Then they moved with a group of about 150 Germans, including the Walborns, to New Annsburg (sometimes called Schmidsdorf). New Annsburg was about 60 miles northwest of Livingston Manor in the Schoharie Valley. Mr. Cornwell states that it was a three week trek with sleds in snow without horses or roads. It was just before or soon after they made the journey that Anna Maria Catharina Anspach Batdorf married Johannes Zellar, in 1712.
She resided in New Annsburg /Schmidsdorf, Schoharie Valley, New York Colony 1712.
Information on the Johannes Jacob Peter Batdorf family was provided by Lawrence Patrick Cornwell.
NOTE: It has been brought to my attention that there is a controversy about Anna Batdorf marrying Georg Zeller. Hank Jones, in his book, Palatine Immigrants, says, "It might be wondered whether Johannes might not, in fact, have married the widow Anna Batdorf..However, calculations suggest Anna was at least 10 years his senior and probably a full generation older." He goes on to say, "Also, the SImmendinger List ---- shows Johannes Zoller, his wife Anna Catharina, and two children in one family andAnna Badtorffin, a widow and two children in another family. This would seem to close the question as to Johannes having married the widow Anna, but seems to leave open the possibility that he might have been her son-in-law."
Children of JOHANNES BATDORF and ANNA are:
5. i. JOHANNES
MARTIN5 BATDORF, b.
September 1698, Badorf, Bayern, Germany; d. April 1787, Tulpehocken or Lebanon
Valley, Berks, PA.
ii. Margredalis BATDORF, b. ca 1715
iii. CATHARINA ELISABETHA BATDORF, b. 1697, Batdorf; d. 1764, Tulpehocken or lebanon Valley, PA; m. CHRISTIAN WILHELM WALBORN, December 11, 1717, New Annsburg, Schorarie Valley, New York; b. Bef. 1700, Germany.
Generation No. 5
5. JOHANNES MARTIN5 BATDORF (JOHANNES JACOB PETER4, JOHANNES3, JOHANNES2, JOHANNES JACOB1) was born September 1698 in Badorf, Bayern, Germany, and died April 1787 in Tulpehocken or Lebanon Valley, Berks, PA. He married MARIA ELIZABETH WALBORN July 18, 1720 in New Annsburg, Schorarie Valley, New york, daughter of JOHANN WALBORN and ANNA FEG. She was born October 25, 1696 in Wiesbach, Nassau, Germany, and died Aft. 1772 in Berks Co., PA.
Notes for MARIA ELIZABETH WALBORN:
This marriage date of Jul 18, 1720 is after children were born. Bill Hughes' site gives the marriage date as "before Jun 1, 1717."
Children of JOHANNES BATDORF and MARIA WALBORN are:
ELISABETH6 BATDORF, b.
ii. CATHARINA ELISABETHA BATDORF, b. Abt. June 1716, Schoharie, New York.
6. iii. HERMANUS HEINRICH BATDORF, b. 1718, Schoharie Valley, New York; d. 1763, Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania. iv. JOHN ADAM BATDORF, b. Abt. 1720, Schoharie, New York.
v. GEORGE PETER BATDORF, b. Abt. 1725, Lancaster Co., PA; d. 1792; m. (1) ANNA ELIZABETH GOLDMANIN; m. (2) EVA ELISABETH REITH, November 01, 1748.
vi. CHRISTIAN BATDORF, b. 1724, Chester Co., PA; d. May 16, 1781; m. EVA REGINA KARSNITZ, 1744, Berks Co., PA
Generation No 6
6. HERMANUS HEINRICH6 BATDORF (JOHANNES MARTIN5, JOHANNES JACOB PETER4, JOHANNES3, JOHANNES2, JOHANNES JACOB1) was born 1718 in Schoharie Valley, New York, and died 1763 in Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania. He married (1) MARIA BARBARA ANSPACH 1743 in Tulpehocken, Berks, PA (Source: The Palatine Families of New York 1710 copyright 1985 by Henry Z. Jones, Jr., No date is given, just the marriage and the church.), daughter of JOHAN ANSPACH and ANNA REITH. She was born Bef. January 28, 1718/19 in West Camp, Ulster, NY, and died Abt. 1751. He married (2) CATHARINE ELIZABETH REITH Aft. 1751, daughter of JOHN REITH and ANNA. She was born October 06, 1734 in Pennsylvania.
Children of HERMANUS BATDORF and MARIA ANSPACH are:
MARIA7 BATDORF, b. March
11, 1743/44 (Source:
Pennsylvania Births, Berks Co., PA 1710-1780 by John T.
Humphrey.); m. CHRISTIAN
KARANITZ; b. Abt. 1732; d. Abt. 1814.
ii. MARIA ELISABETH BATDORF, b. March 29, 1746, Berks Co., PA (Source: Pennsylvania Births, Berks Co., PA 1710-1780 by John T. Humphrey.); m. MICHAEL KATTERMANN, March 29, 1746, Berks Co., PA; b. Abt. 1747, Berks Co., PA; d. Bef. September 26, 1781, Washington Co., MD.
Notes for MICHAEL KATTERMANN:
Info from Descendants of Jacob Katterman, by John Kauderman http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/k/a/u/john-a-kauderman/GENE6-0001.html
"Michael came to Washington County Maryland about 1779 or 1780. He was farming in Maryland and he had corn in the field that was harvested after his death. Michael's Administrative papers are on file in Annapolis MD. The children all under age when Michael died. After his death the family went back to Berks County, PA. Simon and George returned to the Hagerstown Area later on. George married a girl from the area and moved on to Ohio while Simon married a girl from the area and stayed in Washington County, MD. The name took the spelling of Cordermun/Cordeman/Corderman in Maryland. In Maryland Court records the name is spelled Kederman and Kaderman. This was the Michael who was in the Revolutionary War. He served in the Militia of Berks County, PA the German Company under Colonel Patton's Battalion. He was under Company Commander Captain Craig when captured at Fort Washington, New York November 16, 1776 and he is recorded as losing his rifle in that ingagement. The fort surrendered to save loss of lives." ======================================================================
Ref. From The Hub of The Tulpehocken by Earl W. Ibach, Womelsdoy, PA copywrite 1975 p 60 "The March of the Heidelberg Brigade, a list of the roll of the German Battalion, Lesher's Co. includes private Michael Katterman" =========================================================================
iii. GEORGE PETER BATDORF, b. December 23, 1748 (Source: Pennsylvania Births, Berks Co., PA 1710-1780 by John T. Humphrey, Records of Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Marion Twp., Berks Co., PA.); d. March 28, 1826; m. ANNA MARIA KURR, 1771; b. June 13, 1749; d. March 27, 1838.
iv. MARTINUS BATDORF, b. January 02, 1750/51 (Source: Pennsylvania Births, Berks Co., PA 1710-1780 by John T. Humphrey, Records of Christ Lutheran Church, Stouchsburg, Marion Twp., Berks Co., PA.); m. ANNA MARIA MARGARETTA WALBORN.
Children of HERMANUS BATDORF and CATHARINE REITH are:
BATTDORF, b. January 25, 1754, Lancaster Co., PA
(Source: Pennsylvania Births,
Berks Co., PA 1710-1780 by John T.
Humphrey.); d. 1802; m.
ANNA MARGARETHA BOEHMER; b. 1754.
vi. DAVID BATTDORF, b. March 12, 1755 (Source: Pennsylvania Births, Berks Co., PA 1710-1780 by John T. Humphrey.); d. Abt. 1820; m. ELISABETH.
vii. PHILIP BATTDORF, b. January 13, 1757 (Source: Pennsylvania Births, Berks Co., PA 1710-1780 by John T. Humphrey.); m. ELISABETH HUNDRED.
viii. CHRISTINE BATTDORF, b. 1758.
ix. JOHN CASPER BATTDORF, b. December 14, 1759, Lancaster Co., PA (or VA?) (Source: Pennsylvania Births, Berks Co., PA 1710-1780 by John T. Humphrey.); d. October 04, 1836, Preble Co., Ohio; m. (1) SUSANNA RIDENAUR, 1784, Rockbridge Co., Virginia; b. August 14, 1766, Maryland; d. November 07, 1831, Preble Co., Ohio; m. (2) ELIZABETH LAUER, Abt. 1797; b. 1779; d. 1828; m. (3) NANCY J. LONGNECKER, August 06, 1832, Preble Co., Ohio; b. 1800.
Notes for JOHN CASPER BATTDORF:
John Casper served Rev War. Drafted into Frederick Co, MD Militia for 3 months, in Capt. John Bannerd's Co, in 1777. He served in the Revolutionary War from both Frederick Co, MD and VA. He stood guard duty at Cornwallis surrender as member of the VA Militia.
x. CATHERINE BATTDORF, b. Abt.
xi. CHRISTIAN BATTDORF, b. Abt. 1762.