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Killian Minkler[1]

Male 1673 - 1748  (75 years)


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  • Name Killian Minkler 
    Born 1673  Laubenheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Feb 1747/48  Germantown, Columbia Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Person ID I105637  My Genealogy

    Family 1 Anna Dorothea Koch,   b. 1673, Wega, H-N, PR. Or Gr Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1709, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 2 May 1698  Simmern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    Children 
     1. Anna Margaretha Catherina Minkler,   b. 13 Nov 1695, Waldeck, Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna Ursula Minkler,   b. Bef 19 Jun 1701, Grolsheim, Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Unknown Minkler,   b. 1702,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Anna Christina Minkler,   b. Abt Mar 1705, Grolsheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1708/09, Grolsheim, Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Margretta,   b. Prob Laubenheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft 1699  Laubenheim, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • They were of the Reformed Dutch faith. (Miller, p.i.)
    Children 
     1. Barbara Anna Minkler,   b. Abt 1698, Grolsheim, Palatinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 5 Jan and 11 May 1766, Claverack, Columbia Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Josiah Minkler,   b. 1700, Grolsheim, Palitinate, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Gertrude Minkler,   b. Abt 1702, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Johannes Minkler,   b. Between 1709 and 1710, En Route To Or In NY. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1770, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     5. Jacob Minkler,   b. 24 Jul 1712, West Camp, Schoharie Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Anna Maria Minkler,   b. 18 Sep 1713, West Camp, Schoharie Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1778, Columbia Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F46198  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "In the year 1709, between the months of May and November, large numbers of persons migrated from South Germany - along the Rhine River valley - to Holland - then to London, England, thense to America in the following year of 1710 - to settle in New York state and in Pennsylvania. This migration was called "Palatine" as a large number of the emigrants came from the Rhenish of Lower Palitinate."
      Wm. Ward Miller, "Minkler in America", p. i.
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      I am direct decendant of Killian Minckler. My father was Rae Minler, Grandfather Don Douglas Minkler. My Mother Goldie Minkler is sure the name was Mienhart. Changed to Minkler after Killian came to America. My Aunt informed me that is correct. The Iowa Minklers attend Mienhart family reunions,so apperantly some of the Minklers kept the Mienhart name.
      drmcatcher95@webtv.net
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      The Echo gives conflicting dates for Killians birth date. The other date is 1670.

      "In 1709 they left their home in the Palatine area of Germany and traveled to Rotterdam, Holland. From there, in May of 1709, they traveled by boat to England. There they lived as wards of the Crown, first in rude huts on the beach and then for three months on a ship in the harbor. They finally sailed with a convoy March of 1710. Of the 6,520 souls leaving on the ships, 450 died and 30 children were born during the voyage. They arrived in America June 13, 1710."

      "The first Palatine arivals in the new land were on the ship "Globe", January 1, 1709. The second, and largest convoy landed six months later. The first ship of that convoy to arrive was the "Lynn", June 13, 1710. Three others were slowed by storms and one was wrecked on the coast of Long Island, only a few miles from their destination."

      "Soon the Palatines were on the move again up the river and after lengthy problems with their original land patent, they came to Schenectady and then Schoharie in October of 1712. They were among the first white settlers in that area of New York State. The province furnished theim with food for the first winter. Still more of their group arrived in the Spring of 1713. In a short time they had settled towns on both sides of the river."

      "Over the next several generations, the family scattered and today number in the thousands."
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      I also have an article from the Yorker Palatine Newsletter, July 1998 Issue 57, p.5, describing the Palatine Monument Project, Text Inscription and List of Names:

      "Know O Traveler, within sight of this hill on October 6, 1710, led by the Rev. Joshua Kocherthal and the Rev. Johann Frederick Hager, there arrived on the east and west shores of Hudson's River nearly three hundred families of refugees of the Palatine region in Europe who suffered many sorrows in the ravages of war, sickness, poverty, and destitution, tet survived to settle these shores, sustained by their faith in the Lord and the sympathy of Queen Anne of England, whom they came to serve in the reduction of the pine forest for naval stores for her majesty's fleet. Do you wish to know more? Seek out their names on this tablet, on the pages of history their deeds."

      Minckler is shown in East Camp, (Hunterstown, Queenbury, Annsbury, Haysbury) Germantown area.

      Dedicated to the Memory of These Settlers, Saugerties Historical Society, June 13, 1998. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, West Camp, NY.
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      According to Fonda Baselt, Baselt2@AOL.COM he arrived on the ship "LYON" in 1710 in New York, NY and was born 1673 Grossen Engels, Hesse, GER. Her source was Hank Z. Jones publication.

      Books Found in the Library of Congress:
      Ancestry of Henry Fowler and Emma Minkler, Henry Leroy Fowler (1843-1938) LC Call No. CS71.F7881987B, Dewey No. 929/.2/0973 ED: 19 LCCN: 87-80989 Published Baltimore (1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202 : Gateway Press, 1987) 196 p. and bibliography.

      Patriot Families: a genealogy of the direct descendants of Jacob Coy and Killian Minkler, 1st ed. by Alfred A. Rousseau, 1928 published by Keepsake Publications, Seattle WA 1994. LC Call No. CS71.C87751994, Dewey No. 929/.2/0973 ED: 20

      Minkler in America, c.1980 by Robert Arthur Minkler (deceased).
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      From a posting at Genforum:
      "Palatinate" or "Palatine" could be a reference to what is the modern German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. It was formed from the southern part of the Prussian Rhein Province, the Bavarian Palatinate, and parts of Rhein-Hessen and Hessen Nassau. Principal cities in this state include Mainz, Kaiserlautern, Trier, Koblenz, Worms and Speyer.

      Many of my ancestors were from this area and came to Pennsylvania in the 1700's (Seidemann and Sebastian from Freinsheim, Grumbach
      from Duttweiler). Please be advised, however, that in 18th century America not all "Palatines" were actually from what is now Rheinland-Pfalz. German speaking immigrants were sometimes indiscriminaty called Palatines even though they might have been from this place or might have been from Alsace (present French Departments of Moselle and Bas-Rhein), the Saarland, northwestern Baden-Wurttemberg, western Hesse or southwestern Westfalen,all neighboring regions.
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      From: http://www.fortklock.com/knittleholland.htm
      THE EMBARKATION LISTS FROM HOLLAND

      These lists comprise the enumeration of five separate sailing of Palatines from Holland, as sent by the Rotterdam Commissioners, vanToren and van Gent, to Minister Dayrolle, who forwarded them to England. The lists were found in the Public Record Office, T 1/119, 6-10, 19-26, 68-72, 58-65, 79-82. They comprise notations of about 11,000 persons, by far the largest lists relating to this immigration, although even the Embarkation Lists are not complete. They lack the enumeration of the first party to sail in 1709, the 825 persons given in Appendix B. They do not include those Palatines who paid their own way to London or were sent by private charity in August and October, 1709 as related in Chapter III.

      So far as possible the enumerations have been retained in exactly the form in which the Dutchmen made them. This was considered most desirable for genealogists, who will use them to greatest advantage. For the ordinary reader, it may be necessary to explain further that "vrouw" means wife; "weduw", widow; "moeder", mother; "swister," sister; "knegt," servant. Of course, each sailing list has been alphabetized to facilitate their use. When names are indented, they are the names of children which happen to be mentioned, and they are not included in the additional number of children ending the line. (Because of the limitations of html, the names are directly below the parents' names. I sincerely hope the names are correct, it is tough typing lists of names. My apologies for the errors. ajberry)

      SECOND PARTY SAILING MAY 23, 1709

      Minkeler, Kelioen & vrouw
      Anna Margreta

      Schneider, Bernhard & vrouw
      Ariaan, Anna Bara, & 1 ch
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      At Minkler Forum, WWW.Genforum.Genealogy.Com
      Oldest ancestor of the Minklers
      Posted by: Uwe Minkler Date: December 07, 2001

      Minkler, is as far as I know, derived from a German Name "Winkler" which is quite common around there (made up by two morphenes "Winkel" which would be translated as "angle" and "-ler" being the executive of this (as in building a house), I'm studiying linguistics at the U. of Cologne, Germany, and this is the most likely explanation that I can think of)
      Though the oldest scrap of paper that I found about my family is on a certain "Minkleer", a dutch merchant, around 1440 A.D., him being the oldest direct ancestor that I found any real evidence on.
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      Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2003
      From: "Margaret Miesterfeld"
      To: PALATINES-L@rootsweb.com
      Subject: [Palatines] Re: Genealogy of the Pfalz

      Dear List,

      I have traced my Herrle family in New Orleans back to the Pfalz in
      Germany using Mr. Albert Weigel's Hatzenbuhl book of genealogy. He has
      compiled church records and civil records of Hatzenbuhl, Steinweiler and
      NeuenPotz in the Pfalz. They contain the families, history, photographs, and
      migration of each town. Mr. Weigel now has 90 manuscripts on 90 towns in the
      Pfalz ready for publication. These books are outstanding and should not be
      overlooked if you are researching in the Pfalz. He may be contacted at
      Wendelinusstrasse 5, 6729 Hatzenbuhl, Germany. Happy Hunting.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1484] jontoddgibsoncase, Jon Todd Gibson Case.

    2. [S1783] The Echo, Official Publication of the Basket Historical Society of the Upper Delaware Valley.

    3. [S451] World Family Tree Volume 25, Tree #1235, Broderbund Software.

    4. [S285] Murdock, Terry Correspondence, Terry Murdock , 4/29/2001 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S281] World Family Tree, Volume Vol. 7, #2933, Broderbund Software.

    6. [S280] Minkler in America a Genealogy, Wm. Ward Miller, (Private Printing by Robert A. Minkler, 1983 NEHGS phone: (617)536-5740 Circulating Library. Robert A. Minkler, 3102 Bankhead Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106, Phone: (205)262-6295.), 1 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S282] World Family Tree, Volume Vol. 68, #64, Broderbund Software.

    8. [S273] Broderbund US and International Marriage Records 1560-1900, Based on Information from Yates Publishing Co. A copy of the document may be ordered from Yates Publishing.