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1. Jacques de1 Sellaire birth date unknown.

He married Clothelde de Valois.

Jacques de Sellaire and Clothelde de Valois had the following child:

child 2 i. Johannes Georg2 Zellar was born in France 1686. Probably in Alsace-Lorraine, or other border area, so that he knew the German language. Johannes died 1737 in Millbach, Lebanon Co.,PA. He married Anna Maria Catherina Anspach in New York Colony, 1712. Anna was born in Steinbach,Taunas,Germany May 9, 1682. She was the daughter of Hans Jacob Anspach and Anna Dorthea. She married Johannes Jacob Peter Batdorf in Badorf?,Germany, 1696. 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, May 9, 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 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 Batdorf married Johannes Zellar, in 1712.

She resided in New Annsburg /Schmidsdorf, Schoharie Valley, New York Colony 1712.

He applied for homestead land in Millbach, Lebanon Co.,PA, after 1723. Johannes Georg Zellar was the younger son of Jacques de Sellaire.

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