|Nicknames:||"Emigen", "Empie", "Empey", "Emich", "Empige", "Emge", "Eingen", "Impey", "Emmerich", "Daemge"|
|Birthplace:||formerly Prussia, Worms/Konigsberg, Pfalz, Germany|
|Death:||Died in Palatine Camp, Montgomery , New York, USA|
|Managed by:||Darcia Gallt|
About Johann Ernst Emichen (Empie) (Emichen (Foreign Neighbor))
Variations of this Surname in Prussia seem to include, but not limit:
Ahmichen, Emigen, Emgen, Immigen,Omichen, etc.
'Oldest known and proven Sire, of the Germanic Palatine Empey/ Empie family in America
'the Surname exists in early America in these known forms: (not limited to) Empey, Empie, Emig,Emige, Emick, Eingen, Impey, etc.
about the Surname that appears from Region of Hanah- variety spelled Emmerich and Emich [http://www.ahsgr.org/findancestors/go/goEm.htm] would refer to Germanic/ Jewish ethnicity.
The different Palatinate families making Exodus to America came from Prussia, Ireland, England, Australia, France to name a few.
''''''All may well be Gene related, but have not been proven or connected.
SOURCE< ; RESEARCH by Dr. E. Keith Fitzgerald.Book "The Empey Family" By Dr. E. Keith Fitzgerald. SOURCE< ; "The Palatine Families of New York" By Henry Z. Jones Pg. 201 SOURCE< "London Church Books and the German Emigration of 1709" By John P. Dern SOURCE<HermanWitthoft&BarbaraGreene,TheDescendantsofJohanErnstEmichenVol.1 & Vol.2
Very Interesting Fellow!!! Johan Ernst Emichen- Emichen is NOT a Surname, He was Born, Johan Ernst Emichen to Sire that has NOT been proven: Johannes Emmerich d. 11/23/1688. (this Data from Selters Church Book, Selters, Germany)
appears again in 1709 as Johan Ernst Emick (London Churchbooks)
appears in 1713-Schoharie, New York as Baptismal Sponsor of Anna Eva Hess, Daughter of Johannes Hess and Catarina Lilofin
appears again in March 1715/1716 as Johan Ernest Emigen (Albany Nats.) and...
again he appears as: Johan Ernst Eingen at Marriage to Anna Christina (LNU) (Simmendinger Register HJ, p 201)
appears on the "Governor Hunter
s ration Lists-List # 162 as Johan Ernst Emichen, 7/1/1710 with 2 persons over the age of 10 and 2 persons under 10- These persons, would have been- Johann Adam, Johannes, Johann Ludovicus and Johann Paulus
He Sired many Decendants that Adopted Surnames of Empey or Empie, due to the American Revolutionary War.
Johan Ernst Emichen, became a Naturalized Citizen of the American Colonies, New York, Continental U.S., 3/13/1715/1716
According to researcher-Dr. E. Keith Fitzgerald: Church documentation describes Johan Ernst Emichens` Baptisim as"Beisass"
this words translation was not known at time of Dr. Fitzgeralds research. We know now that the word meant- rental inhabitant, without Citizenship.[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~romban/misc/germanjobs.html#B]
Thought-the surname shown here and known today, has a translation to the meaning of " a foreign neighbor or fugitive". So, Emichen is not his proper surname. It is believed to be Emmerich. Our Empey surname includes spelling variations like: Emmerich, Emig, Empie, Empey, Emich,etc.
The surname Empey is Irish Huguenot and therefore of French heritage, thus, information collected from German Church records, states the Emichs were foreign neighbors or fugitives from another country.
Johann Ernst Emichen`s name appears on Gov. Hunters ration lists # 162 as mentioned above.
Johan Ernst Emichen
s wives: 1. Maria Ursula Rosenbachin she and Johan Ernst Emichen had 4 children: Johan Adam,Johannes,Johan Ludovicus and Johan Paulus.
Maria Ursula Rosenbachin perishes in London.
2.Aug. 21 1709 Johann Ernst Emichen marries Margaretha Winter in London. Johann Ernst Emichen,Margaretha,Johan Adam, Johannes, Johan Ludovicus and Johan Paulus emigrate to New York,USA.
in June of 1710. They cross the Atlantic ocean, from London,England- aboard the ship named Fame arriving in America June 14 1710. Walter Houxton was listed as Fame
(They were refered to as Palatinates, as they were German immigrants from the Palantine Counties of Germany.) Here they were settled in West Camp on the West side of the Hudson River.
In Oct. of 1710, the family is moved to an area up the Hudson River to Livingston Manor- a large land tract where camps were established and the Palatine families were expected to labor to tar the King of England
s Naval ships. Adam is confirmed Apr. 30 1711
next, they move to Schoharie, New York between 1713 and 1715 later, circumstances forced the family to move to the Mohawk valley. Margaretha perishs GOD rest her soul.
3. By 1715, Johann Ernst Emichen marries Anna Christina and they have children together named: Elizabeth Oct. 01/1716 and Christina about 1718 Johann Ernst Emichen became a naturalized citizen of USA on or about Mar. 13 1715/1716
In the Early days prior to the start of the Revolutionary War in Colonial America, there must have been bitter debate about Loyalty to the King of England and Loyalty to the cause of the New American Colonies. The Empey Family had a Surname change. We now have Empey and Empie and each name is Genetically Related. Brother against Brother and Uncle against Nephew. War takes on a new bitterness, when something like this happens.
Clues into the early lives of Johan and Maria
Newly discovered data [http://www.avotaynu.com/books/MenkNames.htm]
Johan Ernst Emichen (Empie) Foreign Neighbor)'s Timeline
Worms/Konigsberg, Pfalz, Germany
November 13, 1664
Worms/Konigsberg, Pfalz, Germany
probably Germany, as his siblings were Born there.
Worms, Palatinate Pfalz, Germany
October 11, 1702
Worms, near Wetzlar, Konigsberg, Pfalz, Germany
December 19, 1704
Worms, Germany, Prussia
September 12, 1707
Worms, Germany, Prussia
August 21, 1709
London, England, United Kingdom
September 30, 1716