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Herman Betzer (1669 - 1716)

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Herman Betzer
Born in Hachenburg, Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germanymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married before in Alstadt, Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died in New York County, New Yorkmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Jun 2015
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Categories: Palatine Migrants.

Herman Betzer was a Palatine Migrant.
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Hermann Betzer's story is described here. Hermann Bitzer arrived by sea in America on July 4, 1710 with 5 persons over 10 years old; 2 persons under 10 years; and 1 person under 10. His name appeared on the Governor Hunter’s Ration Lists of Palatine Heads of Family. The family first settled in the East Camp. The journey and relocation is exceptionally described in an account of the Hauss Family. A reconstruction of the voyage of the Eighth Ship:

For months, they were packed inside the hold alongside several hundred other passengers, with no fresh air or daylight and unable to stand—their days filled with only darkness, foul odor, vermin and tiny rations of rotten food. Of the 3,100 who left England almost 500 would die, many of “ship’s fever” (now known as typhus). [Hermann Betzer]’s ship, if the eighth, would have arrived in New York right around the fourth of July, when he made his first appearance on the “Hunter Subsistence Lists.” This means that on the day we now celebrate our independence in this country, [Hermann Betzer] was declared a veritable slave.

The Betzers and other Palatines settled in Germantown to manufacture naval stores for Queen Anne’s navy but when that failed many families scattered to other regions. [1] [2]

Hermann Betzer was born in 1669 in Hachenburg, Westerwaldkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany[1]and he died in New York City, NY in 1716.[2]


  1. Source: #S00033 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Peter Betzer
  2. Source: #S00033 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Peter Betzer
  • Source: S00033 Author: Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R00004
  • Repository: R00004 Name: Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:

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