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||Johannes Bellinger was a Palatine Migrant.|
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Notes for JOHANNES BELLINGER: Johannes was baptized on November 17, 1664 in Rodenbach, Nassau Hessen, Germany. In 1710 about 1200 German Palatines were brought to Columbia Co, NY as indentured servants, and about the same number were settled on the west bank of the Hudson River. They were set free in 1712, but were not given the land that was promised them. Some moved on but many of the families stayed in Columbia and surrounding counties. This is probably the Johannes Bellinger listed in 1714 "The Book of Names, Especially Relating to the Early Palatines and the First Settlers in the Mohawk Valley." Other Bellingers listed were: Nicolaus, Marcus, Henrich, and Elizabetha. Marcus and Henrich are shown as being in the East Camp, Soldiers in the Canadian Exposition of 1711. David A. Bellinger wrote that "The German (Palatine) Bellingers were driven from Steinau An Der Strasse and other southern German villages in 1709. Queen Anne's London Board of Trade offered passage for approximately 3000 destitute Palatines on 10 ships destined for the New World (America) with requirement that the favored Palatines work as laborers to provide tar urgently needed by the British Navy. Several hundred died enroute to America. More than 1800 Palatines were settled in Oct. 1710 at Livingston manor, 90 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River. "Johannes Bellinger (Hunter Lists #37) and other family members were the first Caucasians in upstate New York Wilderness and finally settled in 1723 in what is now Herkimer Co, NY." Jones (1985) asserts that "... all the emigrant Bellingers of 1709 were related, but not in the way previously thought" (p. 47). "Johannes was called a carpenter in 1699 (Langenselbold) and was listed as having one horse at Huttengesab 3 March 1701 (Birstein Archives)" (Jones, 1985, p. 49). He first appeared on the Hunter lists 4 Aug 1710 with 4 persons over 10 years of age. In a Palatine debt book dated 1712, Johannes was listed among several carpenters. In 1716, Johannes was living in NeuQuunsberg. On April 30, 1725, he was a patentee on the north side of the Mohawk River. Jones, Henry Z., The Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710, Universal City, CA, 1985. More About ANNA MARIA MARGARETHA KUHN: Christened: August 11, 1661, Langenselbold, Hessen-Nassau, Germany
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