1993 Haller, Charles R
ACROSS THE ATLANTIC AND BEYOND
The Migration of German and
Swiss Immigrants to America
Page 15, "KRISHEIM TO GERMANTOWN" - "The records show that on May 8, 1685,
Gerhardt Hendricks, Hans Peter Umstadt, and Peter Schumacher filed,
Germany, a petition for a passport. The request was repeated on
June 11, 1685. The petition was granted
shortly thereafter. On August 15, 1685,
while still in KREFELD, Germany, Hendricks and Schumacher bought 200
acres each from Dirck Sipman (Philadelphia Deed Book E4, vol.
7, p. 180).
"Following a trip down the Rhine
to Rotterdam ... and across the North Sea to London, we find further
records that Gerrit Hendricks and his group departed London in
late August 1685 for the promised land. The trip across the Atlantic
lasted about eight weeks.
"So it was that on October 16,
1685, the good ship Francis and Dorothy, under commander
Richard Bridgeman, arrived at Philadelphia ..."
Comments - Krisheim is a variant spelling
of Kriegsheim. See Hans Peter Passport
and Rotterdam for additional and updated information.
Page 125, "THE KRIEGSHEIM QUAKERS
OF 1657-1685" -
"In recent historical research, the local German historian
Paul Michel (1965/66, 1981) reviewed the primary records of the
"Kriegsheim" Quakers. Today, those records, located
in the Badisches Generallandesarchiv at Karlsruhe, involve the
years 1664, 1670, 1684, and 1685. Michel
quoted the names of the following Quakers:"
The list includes Gerret Hendricus (Gerhardt
Henrich; Gerhardt Hendricks), Peter Schuhmacher (Schumacher) and
Hans Peter Umstadt.
Comment: Michel makes reference only
to Hans Peter being shown (1685)"elsewhere" in the records.
Page 126, in Table 4.3: "MANUSCRIPT RECORDS OF THE KRISHEIM QUAKERS,"
(taken from 1935 Hull, p 266, 276,
286, 289, 291-92, et seq.) - Listed
last is Hans Peter Umstadt, but showing "o," which stands
for NO RECORD, under each of the years 1658-60, 1663-64, 1666,
1670, and 1684.
The Umstatt family is found in the
Kriegsheim (Monsheim) EVANGELISCHE (LUTHERAN) church records of
the 1600s, although Hans Peter and his children do not appear.
Michel does make a reference in his 1965 article, page 47, to
Hans Peter Umstadt being "mentioned elsewhere," with
BGLA 4337, fol. 69 as a source. However, fol. 69 is the 1685 Mennonite
Census List and neither the original nor the book showing these
lists, "Palatine Mennonite Census Lists 1664-1793,"
includes Hans Peter Umstatt. See 1965 Michel.
Hans Peter is NOT listed in EARLY QUAKER
RECORDS OF PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA Vol 1, 1682-1750, by Anna
Miller Watring, 1997.
Page 128 shows a listing of the passengers
of the Francis and Dorothy which includes "Hans Peter
Umstadt, wife Barbara; son Johan, daughters Margaret and Eve,"
as well as Gerrit Hendricks and Peter Schumacher and their families.
ACROSS THE ATLANTIC AND BEYOND, Copyright
1993 Charles R Haller, Published 1993 by Heritage Books, Inc,
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