Grietgen Peters

F, b. circa 1620, d. 11 November 1683
     Grietgen Peters was born circa 1620 in Krefeld, Duchy of Cleves.1 She married Isaak Opdengraff, son of Herman Opdengraff and Greitgen Pletjes. She was the mother of immigrant Abraham Isaaks Opdengraff and she immigrated with him on 6 October 1683 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2 Grietgen Peters died on 11 November 1683 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.3 She was buried in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.3 She was also reported to have died on 19 November 1683 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1463] Allen and Susan Potts, Schumacher Family,.
  2. [S1326] Wilhelm Niepoth, "Ancestry of Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants", 192-193.
  3. [S1326] Wilhelm Niepoth, "Ancestry of Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants", 194.

Herman Isaaks Opdengraff

M, b. 1642
FatherIsaak Opdengraff b. 28 Feb 1616, d. 17 Jan 1669
MotherGrietgen Peters b. c 1620, d. 11 Nov 1683
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Herman Isaaks Opdengraff was born in 1642 in Krefeld, Duchy of Cleves. He was the son of Isaak Opdengraff and Grietgen Peters. Herman Isaaks Opdengraff married Lisbeth van Bebber, daughter of Jacob Isaacs van Bebber and Styntje Van Dulcken.1,2 Herman Isaaks Opdengraff immigrated with his brother Abraham Isaaks Opdengraff and Lisbeth Opdengraff on 6 October 1683 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.3 Herman Isaaks Opdengraff married Deborah van Bebber, daughter of Jacob Isaacs van Bebber and Styntje Van Dulcken, on 7 May 1691 in Germantown Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.4 Herman Isaaks Opdengraff moved on 29 September 1701 to Kent County, Delaware. His estate was probated on 23 November 1708 in Dover, Kent County, Delaware.

Family 1

Lisbeth van Bebber b. c 1663, d. 1684
Child
  • Elsabet Opdengraff b. c 1680, d. b 1711

Family 2

Deborah van Bebber b. c 1669, d. 1701
Children

Citations

  1. [S1463] Allen and Susan Potts, Schumacher Family,.
  2. [S1326] Wilhelm Niepoth, "Ancestry of Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants", 194, no date.
  3. [S1326] Wilhelm Niepoth, "Ancestry of Thirteen Krefeld Emigrants", 192-193.
  4. [S1571] VanBebber newsletter, vol. 8, no. 4.

Melchior Schilt

M, b. circa 1640
     Melchior Schilt was born circa 1640.1 He married Madlena Stauffer on 3 May 1661 in Eggiwil, Canton Bern, Switzerland.1 Melchior Schilt married secondly, Anna Stauffer, before 1663.1 Melchior Schilt lived at am Rain, Eggiwil, Canton Bern, Switzerland.1 He may originally have been from a nearby town known as Schangnau.1

Family 2

Anna Stauffer
Child

Citations

  1. [S1330] Richard W Davis, Schilt 1.

Madlena Stauffer

F
     Madlena Stauffer married Melchior Schilt on 3 May 1661 in Eggiwil, Canton Bern, Switzerland.1

Family

Melchior Schilt b. c 1640

Citations

  1. [S1330] Richard W Davis, Schilt 1.

Anna Stauffer

F
     Anna Stauffer married Melchior Schilt, before 1663.1

Family

Melchior Schilt b. c 1640
Child

Citations

  1. [S1330] Richard W Davis, Schilt 1.

Johann Wilhelm (?)

M, b. 28 May 1562, d. 25 March 1609
     Johann Wilhelm (?) was born on 28 May 1562.
     He grew up and was educated in Xanten, in the north Rhine. He was married twice. He was married in 1585 to Jakobea of Baden, daughter of Philbert, margrave of Baden-Baden; that marriage was annulled. She died in 1597. His second wife was Antonia of Lorraine, daughter of Charles III, duke of Lorraine. She survived him and died in 1610. Both marriages were childress.
He became the Lutheran bishop of Munster in 1574 and resigned it in 1584. He inherited the dukedoms of Cleves and of Julich-Berg, along with the titles of Count of Mark and Count of Ravensburg upon his father's death on 5 January 1592. He held these titles until his death.
      He was the possible father of Herman Opdengraff.
     I at first considered this possible relationship wishful thinking on the part of somebody who wanted a royal ancestry. I then made the "mistake" of reading the reasons for this possible connection. I deem the relationship unlikely, but stranger things have happened. It is conceivable.

What I find absolutely unbelievable is the possibility of a morganatic marriage with Herman's mother. If Herman is Johan Wilhelm's son, he was illegitimate

Certain facts of Herman's life tend to support a noble birth. He had a coat of arms on his windows, a coat that has certain herdic implications. It was illegal at that time to display arms when you had no right to them. He was religiously tolerant in an intolerant age. Johan Wilhelm had a family that was split between the old and the new religions, Catholicism and Lutheranism. Herman had an excellent education, was cultured, and was a successful entrepreneur.

He provided a home for his mother-in-law at the end of her life (nothing unusual about that, he was being a good Christian son-in-law) but what was unusual was that his mother-in-law was nursed by three Roman Catholic nuns, whom Herman also willingly housed and provided for. These nuns were of high nobel birth, and left their convent in order to care for this woman. That was extremely unusual, considering that Herman, his wife and her mother were all Protestants, and Herman notable among the Reformers. And especially if they were all commoners. Or were they? (see also for Johann Wilhelm's ancestors.) Johann Wilhelm (?) died on 25 March 1609 at age 46 years, 9 months and 25 days.

Abraham Opdengraff

M, b. 1562
FatherAbraham Opdengraff b. 1490, d. c 1563
     Abraham Opdengraff was born in 1562 in Dusseldorf, Germany.1 He was the son of Abraham Opdengraff. Conflicting evidence states that Abraham Opdengraff was born circa 1550 in Holland. He was the probable father of Herman Opdengraff.      He was one of the minor Reformers and is said to have been martyred by being burned at the stake.

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1396] Webpage Op Den Graeff Origins (<http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~uptegrove/…>).

Joseph Volbert

M, b. circa 1864, d. 25 June 1866
FatherNicolaus Volbert1 b. c 1820, d. 16 Mar 1870
MotherBarbara Kissner1 b. bt 3 Oct 1831 - 2 Oct 1832, d. 2 Oct 1869
     Joseph Volbert was born circa 1864 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2 He was the son of Nicolaus Volbert and Barbara Kissner.1 Joseph Volbert died on 25 June 1866 in 1322 Aple street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 The cause of Joseph's death was rubela.1 He was buried on 27 June 1866 in St. Peter's Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1337] Joseph Vollbert, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania return of a death certificate.
  2. [S1337] Joseph Vollbert, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania return of a death certificate , place.

Maria Anna Volbert

F, b. circa March 1862, d. 8 September 1863
FatherNicolaus Volbert1 b. c 1820, d. 16 Mar 1870
MotherBarbara Kissner1 b. bt 3 Oct 1831 - 2 Oct 1832, d. 2 Oct 1869
     Maria Anna Volbert was born circa March 1862 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2 She was the daughter of Nicolaus Volbert and Barbara Kissner.1 Maria Anna Volbert died on 8 September 1863 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 The cause of Maria's death was inflamation of the lungs.1 She was buried on 9 September 1863 in St. Peter's Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1338] Philadelphia Death Registrations, 8 September 1863.
  2. [S1338] Philadelphia Death Registrations, 8 September 1863, birth date calculated from age at death of 18 months.

Nussfaur Volbert

?, b. 9 July 1861, d. 9 July 1861
FatherNicolaus Volbert b. c 1820, d. 16 Mar 1870
MotherBarbara Kissner b. bt 3 Oct 1831 - 2 Oct 1832, d. 2 Oct 1869
     Nussfaur Volbert was born and died on 9 July 1861 in 1217 Randolph street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 Nussfaur Volbert was the child of Nicolaus Volbert and Barbara Kissner. Nussfaur Volbert was also known as Nicholas Volbert. Nussfaur Volbert was buried on 10 July 1861 in St. Peter's Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1339] Nussfaur Volbert, Philadelphia death returns.

John Tolbert Volbert

M, b. circa December 1868, d. 21 February 1869
FatherNicolaus Volbert1 b. c 1820, d. 16 Mar 1870
MotherBarbara Kissner1 b. bt 3 Oct 1831 - 2 Oct 1832, d. 2 Oct 1869
     John Tolbert Volbert was born circa December 1868 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2 He was the son of Nicolaus Volbert and Barbara Kissner.1 John Tolbert Volbert died on 21 February 1869 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 The cause of John's death was convulsions.1 He was buried on 23 February 1869 in St. Peter's Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1340] John Talbert Volbert, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania death returns.
  2. [S1340] John Talbert Volbert, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania death returns, date calculated from age at death of three months.

Cathri Landes1

F, b. 12 July 1635, d. 19 March 1644
FatherHans Jagli Landes1 b. 10 Aug 1600, d. 20 Mar 1656
MotherVerena Pfister1 b. 1599, d. 26 Dec 1672
     Cathri Landes was born on 12 July 1635 in Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.1 She was the daughter of Hans Jagli Landes and Verena Pfister.1 Cathri Landes lived with her uncle Martin Landes in 1640 in Kalbis, Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.2 Cathri Landes died on 19 March 1644 in Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland, at age 8 years, 8 months and 7 days.1

Citations

  1. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 15.
  2. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 19.

Verena Landes1

F, b. 22 January 1637
FatherHans Jagli Landes1 b. 10 Aug 1600, d. 20 Mar 1656
MotherVerena Pfister1 b. 1599, d. 26 Dec 1672
     Verena Landes was born on 22 January 1637 in Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.1 She was the daughter of Hans Jagli Landes and Verena Pfister.1 Verena Landes lived with her uncle Martin Landes in 1640 in Kalbis, Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.2

Citations

  1. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 15.
  2. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 19.

Georg Landes1

M, b. 13 September 1640
FatherHans Jagli Landes1 b. 10 Aug 1600, d. 20 Mar 1656
MotherVerena Pfister1 b. 1599, d. 26 Dec 1672
     Georg Landes was born on 13 September 1640 in Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.1 He was the son of Hans Jagli Landes and Verena Pfister.1

Citations

  1. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 15.

Casper Landes1

M, b. 25 November 1643, d. 26 September 1657
FatherHans Jagli Landes1 b. 10 Aug 1600, d. 20 Mar 1656
MotherVerena Pfister1 b. 1599, d. 26 Dec 1672
     Casper Landes was born on 25 November 1643 in Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.1 He was the son of Hans Jagli Landes and Verena Pfister.1 Casper Landes was also known as Hans Casper Landes.1 He died on 26 September 1657 in Weiler, Baden, Germany, at age 13 years, 10 months and 1 day.1

Citations

  1. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 15.

Magdalena Landes1

F, b. 31 July 1631
FatherHans Jagli Landes1 b. 10 Aug 1600, d. 20 Mar 1656
MotherVerena Pfister1 b. 1599, d. 26 Dec 1672
     Magdalena Landes was born on 31 July 1631 in Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.1 She was the daughter of Hans Jagli Landes and Verena Pfister.1 Magdalena Landes died.1 She lived with her uncle Martin Landes in 1640 in Kalbis, Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.2

Citations

  1. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 11.
  2. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 19.

Elsbeth Landes1

F, b. 5 August 1632
FatherHans Jagli Landes1 b. 10 Aug 1600, d. 20 Mar 1656
MotherVerena Pfister1 b. 1599, d. 26 Dec 1672
     Elsbeth Landes was born on 5 August 1632 in Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.1 She was the daughter of Hans Jagli Landes and Verena Pfister.1 Elsbeth Landes lived with her uncle Martin Landes in 1640 in Kalbis, Hirtzel, Zurich Canton, Switzerland.2 Elsbeth Landes was imprisoned for at least 17 weeks for her Anabaptist beliefs on 17 December 1647 in Ottenbach.3

Citations

  1. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 11.
  2. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 19.
  3. [S1137] Richard W Davis, Landis/Landes 12.