Johann Thiel Rockenfeller (1695 - 1769)

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Nicknames: "Johann Thiel Rockefeller"
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Birthplace: Eldschied, Westerwald, Germany
Death: Died in Germantown, Columbia, New York, United States
Managed by: Martin Eriksen
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About Johann Thiel Rockenfeller

From The Rockefeller Family And it's Connection to the Sharpe Family by D. A. Sharpe November 5, 2006 Updated Editions Posted on the Internet: http://www.dasharpe.com/geneology/Rockefeller_Line.pdf

JOHANN THIEL ROCKENFELLER and Anna began their marriage on beautiful and fertile land about 30 miles east from the Rhine River. Together with some neighbors, they departed to America. This move was motivated through correspondence received from friends who'd settled in Germantown, Columbia County, New York in the group of some 3,000 Palatines who immigrated in 1710. The Sharpe family ancestors were a part of that 1710 group.

The strong head winds of the Atlantic Ocean caused their small ship to take several months to arrive at New York Harbor. They moved up the Hudson to East Camp, where their friends lived (later to be known as Germantown, Columbia County, New York). Deill leased some land, which he later purchased and erected a house, a saw-mill and maintained a store, all by 1751. His work ethic enabled him to prosper to the extent that, at his death, he owned about one tenth of the 6,000 acre town. (Source: Rockefeller Family Association editor Henry O Rockefeller MD [1910], pages 5-6)

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Johann Rockenfeller's Timeline

1695
July, 1695
Eldschied, Westerwald, Germany
1722
1722
Age 26
Bonefeld? Rengsdorf?, Neuwied, Rheinland-Pfalz, DEU
1724
1724
Age 28
Rengsdorf, Neuwied, Rheinland-Phalz, DEU?
1725
1725
Age 29
Rengsdorf, Neuwied, Rheinland-Phalz, DEU?
1727
October 27, 1727
Age 32
Bonefeld, Westerwald, Germany
1729
January 15, 1729
Age 33
Germantown, Columbia, New York, United States
1729
Age 33
Rengsdorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
1731
1731
Age 35
Germantown, Columbia Co., New York, USA
1735
October 20, 1735
Age 40
Germantown, Columbia Co., New York, USA
October 20, 1735
Age 40
Germantown, Columbia Co., New York, USA