Johann Adam Dolmetsch s/o Jakob Josef Dolmetsch and Anna Christina Refuss Born 1678 Freiemershiem Germany Buried December 26, 1751 Castle Matrix Ireland Married about 1695 Germany Wife Elizabetha Anna Lorentz Born 1676 Freiemershiem Germany Buried February 9 1706 Germany Children
1. Gerhardt 'Garrett' Dolmetsch baptized August 22 1697 buried July 15 1767 Court Matrix 2. Jason Dolmetsch born 1700 Germany 3. Johannes "Jakob" Dolmetsch baptized November 25 1700 4.Johannes Adam Dolmetsch born 1703 Germany died 1790 Court Matrix 5. Barbara Dolmetsch born 1704 died 1706
Married again Wife Anne Elizabeth Keiffer Born 1676 Germany Buried May 30 1756 Court Matrix Ireland Children
1. Maria Eva Dolmetsch baptized March 18 1707 Germany 2. Anna Catherina Dometsch baptized February 17, 1709
Johann Dometsch , 30 husbandman and vine dresser with wife Anna sons 12, 9, 6 and daughter 2 years daughter 1/2 years , Lutheran ,were in the 3rd group of Palatines to pass through Rottenham Holland. They passed through the channel on the sailing ship Batelor and arrived at Camp Blackheath June 2, 1709. About 3 months later they were transported to Sir Thomas Southwell Estate at Rathkeale and settled on the townland known as Court Matrix and Castlematress . They were one of first 10 families there. In 1711 Thomas Southwell had only 10 Palantines families on his estate In 1713 He set down 130 Palatine Germans on his Estate.
Our own line goes from Gerhardt Dolmetsch to his son Jacob Johann Dolmage 1720 -1781 Albany New York who married Margaret Embury d/o Andreas Imberger and Margartha Ruckle . After Margaret died in 1747 Jacob married Anna Barbara Switzer Jacob Dolmage and Margaret Embury son John Dulmage born 1738 Court Matrix died 1813 Edwardsburg Ontario Canada was one of the first Southwell Palatine to emigrate to America in 1756. He came over as a soldier with the British Army. On June 9 1760, The Paul Heck [Barbara Ruckle] and his sister Sophia Heck .; Jacob and Anna Dolmage families and Philip and Margaret [Switzer, John Lawrence an several others got on the ship 'Pery' to America arriving August 18 1760. John Dulmage married Sophia Heck . They remained loyal to England during the American Revolution and fought for Britain
What is fascinating about the Palatines is how they managed to survive first in Germany, then Ireland, as United Empire Loyalist and the homesteaders of so many places.