About Johan Ernst Emichen (Empie) Foreign Neighbor)
Variations of this Surname in Prussia seem to include, but not limit:
Ahmichen, Emigen, Emgen, Immigen,Omichen, etc.
'Oldest "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 the area of Konigsberg- variety spelled Emiger, 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 Kent Sparling 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)
Johan and is shown to have Immigration date of 1710 arriving at Nutten Island (Governor
s Island), Kings County, New York (SOURCE- Title: Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants who arrived in New York in 1710 - Author Henry Z. Jones Jr.
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
Johan Ernst Emichen, 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"
Translated from Dutch to English (pronounced b-zus in English) using Google translate. Translated from German to English, this means "Sojourner", using Google translate.
This words translation was not known at time of Dr. Fitzgeralds research. I have been told that the word meant "rental inhabitant, without Citizenship" [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~romban/misc/germanjobs.html#B]
Researcher, Dr. Henry Z.Jones, thought-the surname shown here and known today, has a translation to the meaning of " a foreign neighbor or fugitive". So, to sum this all up, Emichen is not his proper surname. It is believed to be Emick or Emiger as well it could be Emmerich or Emich or Emgie. Our Empey surname includes spelling variations like: Emmerich, Emig, Empie, Empey, Emich, Impey, etc.
The surname Empey is thought to be Irish Huguenot and therefore of Celtic/ French heritage, thus, information collected from German Church records, states the Emichs were foreign neighbors or fugitives from another country.
Prussia is the last Country that Johann Ernst Emichen left documentation in (birth) therefore, we might assume this Surname is Germanic.
This is false. Prussia was actually a geographic region, which originated from an area between Lithuania and Poland. Later in time, this area grew to encompass the Southern Baltic Coast and Northern Germany. Prussia existed as an independent state from the 17th century until 1871. [http://genealogy.about.com/od/germany/a/basics.htm]
Johan and his family, made exodus from this area in the early 1700
s as we follow a trail of dates listed below.
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, as well as the two youngest sons
Johannes Ludovicus and Johannes Paulus. Note that some family pedigrees show these two, youngest sons as marrying and having children. This is simply false.
2.Aug. 21 1709 Johann Ernst Emichen marries Margaretha Winter in London. Johann Ernst Emichen, Margaretha, Johan Adam and Johannes 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 the ship Fame
(They were referred to as Palatinates, as they were immigrants from the Palatine 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.
Son 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
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
Empie before Empey in America
pre Revolutionary War days. In the Early days prior to the start of the Revolutionary War in Colonial America, there was bitter debate about Loyalty to the King of England and Loyalty to the cause of the new American Colonies. The Empie Family had a Surname change. We now have Empey and Empie and each name is Genetically Related. Brother against Brother and Uncle against Nephew.
Some of our family created the surname change to Empey, they were intent on keeping loyaties to the King of England and the remaining Empie families, sided loyalties with the Colonists new Patriot cause.
Therefore, the Empey families, , were among those referred to in American History as Tories. They had lost their properties and possessions after the American Revolution and were among the early colonizers of Ontario, Canada.
Clues into the early lives of Johan and Maria
Newly discovered data [http://www.avotaynu.com/books/MenkNames.htm]
Surname clue-see also:
Additional Research Aids: [http://www.archivecdbooks.ca/index.cfm?fuseaction=store.viewCategory&intCatalogID=16&intCategoryID=83]
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.
October 11, 1702
Worms, near Wetzlar, Konigsberg, Pfalz, Germany
December 19, 1704
Worms, Germany, Prussia
September 12, 1707
Worms, Germany, Prussia
September 30, 1716