Johan Hans Deitrick Kasselman (Casselman) (1662 - 1744)

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Place of Burial: Stone Arabia, NY, United States
Birthplace: Ansbach, Adelsofen, Germany
Death: Died in Stone Arabia, New York, United States
Occupation: husbandsman and vinedresser
Managed by: Christopher Empey
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About Johan Hans Deitrick Kasselman (Casselman)

His birth, marriage and births of children are recorded at the Lutheran Church in Adelshofen, Germany. Records beginning in 1655 were located and published in 1985 by Henry Z. Jones, Jr. in The Palatine Families of New York.

June 14, 1710, he arrived in New York aboard the Midfort, with his family and other Palatines.

In 1716, Dietrich, his wife Anna and two children, Ludwig and Wilhelm, lived in Stuttgart, NY.

Oct. 19, 1723, he was one of 27 original patentees of a 12, 700 acre patent near the Mohawk River in Albany Co., NY. Each patentee received a 28th share of the whole. Hienrich drew lots 23 & 39, each 50 acres. The Patent then became known as Stone Arabia. -------------------- Some online family trees say that he was born in NY...

Found this story on Ancestry.com stating otherwise.

Johannes Dietrich Kasselmann & Anna Elizabetha Rinderin

Johannes "Hans" Dietrich was probably born near the little villiage of Adelshofen in what today is Baden Wurttemberg, Germany. At the time of his birth it was still one of the Palatine States (small domains ruled by Princes of The Mother Church in Rome) that was enduring famine and religious wars. Some of the Princes, tired of paying tribute to the church were in the process of breaking away and Protestantism in the form of Luther's followers (and French Calvinists emigrating to the Palatine to escape persecution and death) was gaining strength.

Records there at the Luthern Church in Adelshofen show that on 15 November 1687 Johannes Dietrich Kasselmann, son of the late Johannes Kasselmann married Anna Rinderin, daughter of the late Johannes Peter Rinder of Glottfelden Zurcher Gebieth, Switzerland.

Because no records found at Adelshofen indicate otherwise it is speculated that some of the family moved to a different area in Southern Germany, possibly near Eppingen where Joh, Dietrich's first child's birth is recorded.

Evidence suggests that Joh. Dietrich and Anna had 7 children. It would seem that the family must have been on the move as the birth of Andreas Lodewich (evidently the given name of the father being automatically passed on was no longer practiced or was inadvertantly dropped at some time) was recorded at the church at Adelshofen, none of the other subsequent offspring were recorded as being born there. Anna ??, may have been a still birth as her death was recorded there at Adelshofen. Another son Johannes Vilhelm was born after their arrival at West Camp, Albany Co., NY.

Shortly after the birth of Anna in 1708, Joh. Dietrich with his family apparently began the migration to America via Holland and England in the second wave of Palatines fleeing oppression in Germany, an exodus known as the "1709ers". The family are listed with the group of Palatines gathered in Walworth England in 1709 who had seeked and been granted refuge by Oueen Anne.

Immigration records (London 1709 census of Palatines) indicate that children numbers - 2,3,4,6 & 7 - were with Joh. Dietrich and Anna as 1709 er's , migrating from Germany through Holland and England to New York by 1710. His occupation was shown as "husbandsman and vinedresser". Also, in the records of the Board of Trade, under miscellaneous, Vol 2 D.64: compiled 27 May 1709 by German ministers Tribbeko and Rupert, were listed " Casselmann, John age 49 yrs, with his wife Anna, sons 10, 3, daughters19, 13, & 6mos, Lutherans". The name was first anglized to John Casselmann at this time.

Passage for the 1709ers to the new world was arranged by Queen Anne as indentured workers to make lumber, pitch & tar for the british navy. They arrived in New York on 14 June 1710 aboard the ship Midfort. Later in1710, the rations lists of Govenor Hunter has the family living in West Camp, Albany Co., NY: "Kasselmann, Dietrich #1102004. (1 man, Johannes Dietrich, 1 lad 9-15, Andreas, 2 women, the wife Anna Elizabetha and Anna Greta, 4 people total). It is thought that daughter Anna Elizabetha at age 20 was either married or working (domestic) outside the family by 1710 and did not draw rations there. There is good reason to believe that Johannes Dietrich Jr. and the child Anna ?? did not survive the voyage from England. Son Johannes Vilhelm was born there at West Camp the following year.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~acastleman/castleman/cas2_joh_dietrich_grp/cas2_joh_dietrich_story.htm

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Johann Hans Dietrich Casselman's Timeline

1662
November 13, 1662
Ansbach, Adelsofen, Germany
1687
November 15, 1687
Age 25
Adelshofen, Heidelberg, Baden, Germany
1688
October 22, 1688
Age 25
adelshofen, Germany
1690
June 19, 1690
Age 27
Montgomery, NY, USA
1696
April 7, 1696
Age 33
Eppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1698
November 6, 1698
Age 35
Eppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1702
1702
Age 39
Germany
1706
July 23, 1706
Age 43
Adelshofen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1708
November 2, 1708
Age 45
Germany
1711
July 19, 1711
Age 48
West Camp, Columbia, NY, USA