Descendants of Johann Wilhelm FOLAND-
VOLAND(T)-VOLLAND- FOULAND-VOLAN
Submitted by PHGS Member: Max Dunshie


The roots of this family were at 6333 Altenkirchen (10 km. S.E. of Weilburg; church books begin 1656) Johann Wilhelm Volland married Anna Regina HALM (written SALM in the marriage entry) Nov. 22, 1701.  Anna Regina, Dau. of Weil HALM, was bpt. 20 p. Trin.: 1673- sp.: Friedericus Worner at Wilburg, Anna wife of Johannes Schonbeck at Weilburg, Regina- Dau. of Jost Hart at A'kirchen, and Wilhelm HALM at St. Georgen. Hans Weil HALM, son of Dietrich HALM at St. Georgen (Braunfels), married Elisabeth Margreta, Dau. of Johannes Hart at Altenkirchen, Aug. 7, 1666. Juliana wife of Diedrich HALM from St. Georgen was bur. Dom. Sexag. : 1671.  The churchbooks at 6333 Braunfels nearby show that Hans Weyl, son of Dietrich HALM was bpt. in 1662; Dietrich HALM, widower and Seegraber here, married Gulchen (Juliana), dau. of Johan WEBER at Altenkirchen, Dom. after Easter: 1648 at Braunfels.  The Furst. zu Solms-Braunfels'sche Rentkammer has two documents (June 18, 1632 and 24... 1642 dates) relating to the Teichgraber/Seegraber Dietrich HALM from Bendorf in Grafschaft Hachenburg.  At the Wiesbaden Archives filed under Nassau-Weilburg, Abt. 150 No. 4493, is a fascinating document called "Questions and answers of emigrants who intend to go to the New Island, dated May 23, 1709".
1) NAME: Joh. Wilh. Yoland
2) AGE: 38
3) RELIGION: Refd.
4) BORN HERE OR ELSEWHERE: Came from Hessen
5) HOW LONG MARRIED: 7yrs.
6) HOW MANY CHILDREN: 2 sons and 1 daughter
7) HOW HE FIRST CAME UPON THE IDEA TO EMIGRATE AND WHO FIRST GAVE A REASON FOR IT: Poverty brings him to it. Can no longer provide for himself. Heard about it from the Palatines.
8) WHETHER HE REC'D ADVICE ABOUT THIS AND FROM WHOM: No.
9) WHAT HE ACTUALL KNOWS ABOUT THE SO-CALLED NEW ISLAND: It would be good if one could provide food for himself.
10) WHO TOLD HIM SUCH AND UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES: No longer remembers who first told him.
11) WHEN AND WHERE DID SUCH OCCUR:  Some 19 days ago.
12) WHO MADE THE MEMORIAL AND WHO ASKED FOR IT:  "ut Praeced."
13) FROM WHERE DOES HE THINK HE WILL GET THE MEANS FOR THIS JOURNEY:  Wants to sell what he possesses.

GENERATION 1:

Johann Wilhelm FOLAND- b. abt. 1671 Hessen, Germany.  Married Weilburg Nov. 22, 1701, Died probably enroute to America.  Married Anna Regina HALM and had three children.

1. Phillip
2. Johann Christian
3. Maria Polexina

GENERATION 2:

Phillip FOLAND- ( Christened Johann Phillip Peter FOLAND- born Sept. 29, 1703) Baptised Die Michaelis 1703, Altenkirchen, Germany.  Son of Wilhelm & Regina HALM (SALM). Married OCt. 6, 1724 (Recorded in Kingston Reformed Churchbook), Livingston Manor to Eva SCHWITZLER.  Will filed May 10, 1788 (Columbia Co. Will Book "A" pg. 177-178) Will Probated May 11, 1791. They had 12 Children.

1. Elizabetha- bpt. Oct. 29, 1727- married Henrich ALBRECHT
2. Henrich- married Jan. 9, 1753 to Elizabeth ZUFELDT
3. Philipp- bpt. April 5, 1730- married Paria PULVER June 5, 1759
4. Jacob- bpt. April 5, 1730- married Anna ZUFELDT
5. Georg Adam- b. Mar. 12, 1732, bpt. Rynbeck- Probably died young
6. Zacharias- bpt. May 23, 1734- married Jan. 20, 1761 Anna Margaretha BENDER
7. Welhelmus- bpt. Jan. 23, 1737- married Elizabeth VELTIN
8. Ann Margaretha- bpt. MAy 22, 1739- married John BAXTER Dec. 7, 1757- probably married 2nd Viller TRABER
9. Catharina- bpt. Mar. 2, 1742- probably married Jacob FRANTZ by 1756
10. Susanna- bpt. Sept. 30, 1744- married Isaac BORHANS Nov. 19, 1756
11. Anna- bpt. April 26, 1747- married June 13, 1766 John DAVENPORT
12. Georg Adam- bpt. Nov. 14, 1751 (sp. Jurg Adam Zufelt & Catherine Reisdorf Red Hook Luth. Churchbook.) no marriage listed

THE WILL OF PHILIP VOLAND/FOLAND-Recorded May 17th 1791

In the name of God, Amen.  I, Philip Voland from Manor Livingston in the County of Albany in the State of New York, am ver old and weak of body, but with a good mind for which I thank God.  Since it says to bring your house in order before you die, I am reminded that I too have to die and therefore am herewith makin my last will and testament, as it shall be.  But first of all, I leave my soul in the hands of my Saiour Jesus Christ, who gave it to me.  With his teachings, and living bodily on earth and to return to from where He came, He will greet us again to be once more united at the resurection, when it says the dead will come before the judgment, in Jesus name, Amen.

First, Philip, the oldest som of my oldest son Henrich, whom I survived, shall have his right, in the sum of six shilling cash money.  It is my will and testament that my son Azcharias or his heirs shall recieve sity (pounds?) cas money to pay for my keep and expenses.  What is left shall go to all my above names children or their heirs to share bortherly, but my son Jacob shall receive twenty pounds less that the others.

My son Henrich, whom I survived, his children, my son Philip, my son Zacharias, my son Wilhelminus, my deceased son Georg Adams surviving children, my daughter Elisabeth, house wife of Henrich ALBRECT, my daughter Margrida, house wife of Viller TRABER, the children of John BAXTER, Catrina, house wife of Johann Friedrich KOLLE, Susanna, house wife of Isaac BIERHANS, my daughter Anna, house wife of John DAVENPORT, all these shall have the above mentioned money and goods in equal shares six weeks after my death.

But that there is no misunderstanding, it is the decision that my above mentioned grandchildren should only get their father or mothers inheritance and to share it in equal portions one as much as the other form their fathers share.

It is my last will and testament that my land and the harvest that my son Jacob got from the fields be used to pay me creditors and that my son get the first and take the money that is left and divide equally among each other.  This is my last will and testament.

So that after my death everything goes orderly and in a Christian manner without disagreement and fighting it shall be that my two sons, Zacharias and Philip, and my good friend Henrich BENNER Jr., give the children and their heirs each their share, as it is written above, that they have it and use it as they wish, forever.  This is my will and testament.  I dennounce all previous wills and testyments which I have made.

For the confirmation of all that is written above I apply my hand and seal, so done in Manor Livingston, in the County of Albany in the State of New York in the year of Christ 1788 on Mar. 10, 1788.

Philip (his mark) VOLAND. L.P. The words and goods are as I said and sealed.

Witnessed, sealed and documented, my last will and testament in the presence of these witnesses:
Henrich BENNER, Joh. Christoph BLATTNER, Konrad (his x mark) BERRINGER.

Columbia County. Be it remembered that on the eleveth day of May one thousand seven hundred and niety one (1791), personally appeared before me, Philip J1 HOFFMANN, surrogate of the County of Columbia, Christopher BLATTNER of the said Coutny and being duly sworn on his oath, declares that he saw Philip VOLAND sign and seal the within written will supporting to be the will of the said Philip VOLAND bearing date the tenth day of MArch 1788, and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament, that at the time of executing thereof he, the said Philip VOLAND being of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of him the disposant, and that Henrich BENNER, Contadt BERRINGER and disposant subscribed their names as witnesses thereof in the testament.- Ph. L. HOFFMANN

Columbia County. Be it also remembered that on the eleventh day of May in the year of the Lord 1791 one Zacharias VOLAND of the County Livingston, farmer, Philip VOLAND of the County of Ulster, farmer, and Henrich BENNER from the town of Rhinebeck in the county of Dutchess, farmer, executer in the said will named, appeared be before me, Philip L. HOFFMANN, surrogate of the county of Columbia and were duly sworn to the true execution of the said will by each of them taking the oath of an official, as by law appointed, before me- Ph. L. HOFFMANN
(Will originally written in German)

GENERATION 3:

Heinrich (Henry) FOLAND- born 1725, probably at Kingston, Dutchess Co., NY.  Married Jan. 9, 1753 at Red Hook or Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY to Elizabeth ZUFELT or SHUFELDT.  Resided at Kinderhook.  Died before March 10, 1788 when his fathers will was written.
1. Henry

GENERATION 4:

Henry FOLAND- born July 7, 1762 Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co., NY.  Married 1786 probably in Dutchess Co., NY to Elizabeth COOPER.  Died Tn., Fulton, Schoharie County, NY Jan. 1813.  Will Probated March 20, 1813.
Children in no particular order:
1. John
2. Martin
3. Phillip
4. Peter

LAST WILL & TESTMENT OF HENRY FOULAND- recorded in Will Book "A" pg. 330 Schoharie County, NY

I Henry Fouland, considering the uncertainty of mortal life and being of sound mind and Memory, blessed be almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following / that is to wit:

First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Betsy (Elizabeth COOPER)  FOULAND both my black horses and wagon and harness; Secondly I give and bequeath unto my son John the young sorrel mare; Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my son Martin, the old sorrel mare; Fourth I give and bequeath unto my son Phillip my fine boots; Fith I give and bequeath unto my son Peter my coarse boots with several Legacies or sums of money I will and order to be paid to the said respective Legaties within six days after my decease., and lastely as to the rest adn residue and remainder of my personal estate, goods and chattels of what real and personal nature, I give and bequeath the same to my dear beloved wif eBetsy FOULAND whom I hereby appoint sole executrix of my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen.

Witnesses;
Johas KRUM
John KRUM
Peter McDARBY

His
Henry FOULAND
Mark

GENERATION 5:

Martin Luther FOLAND- born Dutchess or Columbia County, NY July 14, 1791 and died beofre 1817 Tn. Fulton, Schoharie Co., NY.  No record of burial but he may have been buried in Middleburg, NY. Married about 1812 in Columbia Coutny, NY to Mary (Polly) BIXBY. They had three children:
1. Henry
2. John
3. Elizabeth

Mary BIXBY married 2nd Jonas KRUM and they had 4 or 5 more children.

GENERATION 6:

John Adam FOLAND- born Nov. 17, 1814 Tn. Fulton, Schoharie County, NY.  Married Sept. 17, 1843 Tn. Newfield, Tompkins County, NY to Mary P. SIDNEY.  Resided in Soouthport, Chem. County, NY. (May have lived in Phelps, Ontario County, NY)  Was in Alma, Allegany Co., NY about 1850. Died in Alma, Allegany Co., NY April 7, 1892. Buried in Alma Cemetery.  He was living with his daughter Emeline ELLIOTT at Shongo when he died.  Death Cert. for John A. FOLAND #18774. Children:
1. Sarah Sidney
2. Emeline

GENERATION 7:

Sarah Sidney FOLAND- born Nov. 8, 1858, Alma, Allegany Co., NY.  Married April 3, 1878 at Alma, Allegany Co., NY to Joshua Eugene JONES.  She died at Kibbieville, PA Feb. 25, 1937 and is buried on the Jones lot in Wellsville, Allegany Co., NY. Child:
1. Jessie C.

GENEREATION 8:

Jessie C. JONES- born Fe.b. 3, 1888 in Portage, WI.  Married in 1910 in Shinglehouse, Potter Co., PA to Bert M. DUNSHIE.
 
 

 MORE ADDED BY :  Debbie Sullivan of Massachusetts   Feburary 2004
 

Ancestors of Jonas Foland
 
 

Generation No. 1

1. Jonas Foland (Source: Kelly, Arthur, Baptism Record of Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, New York 1718-1899.), born June 05, 1804 in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY; died March 24, 1880 in Durhamville, Madison County, New York (Source: Walnut Grove Cemetery Records, Wampsville, Madison County, age 74years 9months.). He was the son of 2. Hendrik Foland and 3. Elizabeth Cooper. He married (1) Elizabeth Mower (Source: Reformed Dutch Church of Kinderhook, New York 1718-1899 Baptism records.) in possibly Columbia County, New York. She was born October 09, 1807 in possibly Hudson, Columbia County, NY (Source: History of Fayetteville, Iowa.), and died March 31, 1873 in Durhamville, Madison County, New York (Source: Walnut Grove Cemetery Records, Wampsville, Madison County, age 64 years.). She was the daughter of Jacob Mower and Margarita Van Eps.

Notes for Jonas Foland:

Born in Kinderhook, probably moved to Schoharie County about 1813. His father died soon after. Jonas came to Madison County about 1829.

1830 census, Lenox, Madison County, NY, p 340: Jonas Foland, 1 male under 5, 1 male 20-30, 1 female under 5, 1 female 20-30.

1840 census, Lenox, Madison County, NY, M704_295, p 18, image 39: Jonas Foland, 1 male 5- under 10, 1 male 10- under 15, 1 male 30- under 40, 2 females under 5, 2 females 5- under 10, 1 female 10- under 15, 1 female 30- under 40. Total, 9 family members, 3 in agriculture.

1850 census, Lenox, Madison County, NY, M432_526, p 225, image 450: Jonas Foland, 46, farmer, value of real estate $3000. Elizabeth, 42, Adelia, 12, Margaret, 10, Jenette, 8, Mary, 4, Kenny Conkling, 30. All born in NY. Adelia and Margaret were attending school.

1855 New York State Census, Lenox, Madison County, NY, Roll # SCH 1296, page 5, Line 7. Jonas Foland, 49, lived in a framed house valued at $150, born in Columbia County, NY, married, farmer, resided in Madison Co. 26 years. Elizabeth, 44, born Columbia County, NY, resided in Madison Co. 26 years. Margaret, 15, born Madison Co. Jenette, 12, Mary Jane, 9, born in Madison Co. Henry, 29, son, (says born in Madison County but resident of Madison County for 24 years?) laborer. Melissa, wife of Henry, 20, resided in Madison Co 2 years. G[?] Foland, 1, daughter of Henry, born in Madison Co. Henry Foland 2nd, 17, nephew of Jonas Foland, resided Madison Co. 2 years, laborer. Jonas owned 40 acres of improved acres, 35 of unimproved. Cash value of farm, $3000, value of stock, $500, value of tools and implements, $125. Previous year, 20 acres plowed, 6 acres in pasture. This year, 14 acres of meadow, 20 tons of hay. Oats: 12 acres sown, 180 bushels harvested. Buckwheat: 1 acre sown, 15 bushels harvested. Corn: 7 acres planted, 150 bushels harvested. Potatoes: 1 acre planted, 40 bushel harvested. Apples: 15 bushels. Neat cattle: 4 under 1 year, 8 over 1 year, 7 cows, 4 cattle killed for beef, 7 cows milked, 500 pounds of butter, 5 horses, 3 swine over 6 months, 16 sheep, 16 fleece, 56 pounds of wool. Value of poultry sold, $30, value of eggs sold, $15.

1860 census, Lenox, Madison County, NY, p 629: Jonas, 55 farmer, value of real estate $3000, value of personal estate $935, Elizabeth, 50, Jennett, 17, dressmaker, Mary J, 13.

1865 New York State Census, Lenox, Madison County, NY: Jonas Foland, 59, lived in a framed house, value $800, born in Schoharie Co., Elizabeth, 56, born Columbia Co., Genet, 20, Mary J, 17, William Campbell, 19, servant, Mary Foland, 7, son's child born in Oneida Co. Acres of improved land, 50, acres unimproved, 8, cash value of farm $2700, cash value of stock $450, cash value of implements $200. Acres plowed 1864, 20. Acres plowed 1865, 25. Acres in pasture 1864, 5. Acres in pasture 1865, 5. Acres in meadow, 18. Tons of hay in 1864, 12. Oats: 6 acres sown, 50 bushels harvested. Buckwheat: 4 acres sown, 6 bushels harvested. Indian Corn: 4 acres sown in 1864, 9 acres sown in 1865, 140 bushels harvested. Potaotes: acres sown in 1864, 1. Acres sown on 1865, 2, bushels harvested, 150. Neat cattle, 1864, 1; 1865, 3. Milch cows 1864, 5. 1865, 4. Cattle killed for beef, 8. Cows: 1864, 5. 1865, 4. Pounds of butter made, 500. Horses: 1 colt, 2 years and older, 3. Swine slaughtered in 1864, 3. Poundso fpork, 750. Poultry: value in 1864, $24. value in 1865, $37. value of eggs, $35.

1868-9 Gazeteer and Business Directory of Madison County, New York- Durhamville, Oneida County: Jonas Foland, Lot 65, farmer, 60.

1870 census, Lenox, Madison County, NY, Durhamville PO, page 380. Jonas Foland, 66, farmer, value of real estate $6000, value of personal estate $5000, Elizabeth, 62, keeping house, Mary, 12, Chriton Ostrander, 9, Elizabeth Ostrander, 9.

1880 US Census Mortality Schedule, p 1 Supervisor's district 5, Enumeration district 62, Lenox, Madison County, NY. Foland, Jonas, 70, farmer born NY, died March of pneumonia, attending physician, J F Hunely. Burial in Walnut Grove Cem., Wampsville, Madison Co., NY

Notes for Elizabeth Mower:

Baptism Date: - 1807 Father: Jacob Mauer Mother: Margaret Van Eps Child: Elizabeth Birth Date: 09 Oct 1807 Kinderhook Reformed Church: Kinderhook
Generation No. 2

2. Hendrik Foland (Source: New York Births and Baptisms, Southeast Region, 1660-1916, Kelley, Artur.), born February 07, 1762 in Probably Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York (Source: New York Births and Baptisms, Southeast Region, 1660-1916, Kelley, Artur.); died Abt. January 1813 in Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York. He was the son of 4. Heinrich Foland and 5. Elizabeth Zufelt. He married 3. Elizabeth Cooper July 04, 1786 in Reformed Church, Claverack, New York (Source: Reformed Church Claverack, New York- Kelly.).

3. Elizabeth Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born Bef. April 02, 1769 in possibly Germantown, Columbia County, NY (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.); died August 25, 1844. She was the daughter of 6. Martin Cooper and 7. Anna Regina Krum.

Notes for Hendrik Foland:

Voland is also spelled Vooland, Volant, Voreland, Foreland, and Foland.

Child: Henrich Birth Date: 7 Feb 1762 Bapt. Date: 1762 Parents: Henrich Voland; Elisabeth Sponsors: Henrich Benner and his wife; Catharina Source: Baptismal Record of St Peterís Lutheran Church, Rhinebeck: 1733-1899 [known as Stone Ch] St Peterís Lutheran Church at Rhinebeck (Stone Church): 1733-1899

1790 NY state census, Columbia County, Kinderhook, pg 60: 1-1-2

1800 NY state census, Columbia County, Kinderhook, pg 1170- 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-44, 1 female under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-44.

Schoharie County New York Families, Vol 2: Henry Folland and Elzabeth Cooper had son Jeremiah, 15 May 1802.

Reformed Church, Middleburgh, New York: Membership list: 27 Feb 1813- Henderik and wife Elizebeth Cooper from Kinderhook Church. (Not sure when they moved. Jeremiah was bapt. in Schoharie, Jonas in Kinderhook, and Isaac in Lawyerville, Schoharie.)

The Columbia, Vol. 1, p 117: transcription of guardianship papers from the County Courthouse. 13 Jun 1813, Phillip Foland, 18 years old -1 June 1813. Parent: Henry Foland, Middleburgh, Schoharie Cty. Guardians: Benjamin Van Den Burgh and Martin Cooper, both of Kinderhook

His will was dated 28 Feb, 1813, Middleburg, NY.

LAST WILL & TESTMENT OF HENRY FOULAND- recorded in Will Book "A" pg. 330 Schoharie County, NY

I Henry Fouland, considering the uncertainty of mortal life and being of sound mind and Memory, blessed be almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following / that is to wit:

First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Betsy (Elizabeth COOPER) FOULAND both my black horses and wagon and harness; Secondly I give and bequeath unto my son John the young sorrel mare; Thirdly I give and bequeath unto my son Martin, the old sorrel mare; Fourth I give and bequeath unto my son Phillip my fine boots; Fith I give and bequeath unto my son Peter my coarse boots with several Legacies or sums of money I will and order to be paid to the said respective Legaties within six days after my decease., and lastely as to the rest adn residue and remainder of my personal estate, goods and chattels of what real and personal nature, I give and bequeath the same to my dear beloved wife Betsy FOULAND whom I hereby appoint sole executrix of my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of February in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen.

Witnesses; Johas KRUM John KRUM Peter McDARBY

His [Henry FOULAND] Mark

Notes for Elizabeth Cooper:

Cooper is also spelled Couper, Cuper, Kuper. Children of Hendrik Foland and Elizabeth Cooper are: i. Eliezabet Foland (Source: Kelly, Arthur, Baptism Record of Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, New York 1718-1899.), born December 1786 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY.

ii. Hendrik Foland (Source: Kelly, Arthur, Baptism Record of Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, New York 1718-1899.), born Bef. June 15, 1788 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY.

iii. Martinus Foland (Source: Kelly, Arthur, Baptism Record of Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, New York 1718-1899.), born July 14, 1791 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY.

iv. Johannis Foland (Source: Kelly, Arthur, Baptism Record of Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, New York 1718-1899.), born April 28, 1793 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY.

v. Phillip Foland (Source: Kelly, Arthur, Baptism Record of Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, New York 1718-1899.), born June 01, 1795 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY.

vi. Peter Foland (Source: Kelly, Arthur, Baptism Record of Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, New York 1718-1899.), born February 23, 1798 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY.

vii. Jacob Foland (Source: Kelly, Arthur, Baptism Record of Kinderhook Reformed Church, Kinderhook, New York 1718-1899.), born January 30, 1800 in Kinderhook, Columbia Co., NY.

viii. Jeremiah Foland (Source: Reformed Church, Schoharie, New York.), born May 15, 1802.

1 ix. Jonas Foland, born June 05, 1804 in Kinderhook, Columbia County, NY; died March 24, 1880 in Durhamville, Madison County, New York; married Elizabeth Mower in possibly Columbia County, New York.

x. Isaac Foland (Source: Vital records of Lawyersville Reformed Church,.), born August 14, 1806 in possibly Lawyersville, Schoharie County, New York.
 
 

Generation No. 3

4. Heinrich Foland, born Abt. 1729 in probably Kingston, New York; died Bef. May 1788. He was the son of 8. Philip Foland and 9. Eva Switselaar. He married 5. Elizabeth Zufelt January 09, 1753 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New Yok (Source: Rhinebeck Lutheran Churchbook, Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York.).

5. Elizabeth Zufelt She was the daughter of 10. Georg Adam Zufelt and 11. Catharina.

Notes for Heinrich Foland:
Need to check Kingston records for birth of Henry. Also Ref Ch Book of Livingston.
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Page 2, record 33: 1.(9).1753: marriage of Henrich Voland (s of Philip and Eva) and Elisabetha Zufeld (dau of Georg Adam & Catharina)
Joined Red Hook Lutheran Church on 14 Apr 1745. St. Paul's (Zion's) Lutheran Church, Red Hook, NY
Membership Lists, Page 58, 4.14.1745- Hennerich Vooland- Elisabeth Volland
On Rhinebeck Tax Rolls Feb, 1753-June 1767. Also Resided in Kinderhook.
He died before May of 1788: In his father's will he is called "oldest son Henrich, whom I survived."
Children of Heinrich Foland and Elizabeth Zufelt are:

2 i. Hendrik Foland, born February 07, 1762 in Probably Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York; died Abt. January 1813 in Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York; married Elizabeth Cooper July 04, 1786 in Reformed Church, Claverack, New York.

ii. Jorg Adam Foland (Source: New York Births and Baptisms, Southeast Region, 1660-1916, Kelley, Artur.), born Bef. June 24, 1759.

iii. Catharina Foland (Source: New York Births and Baptisms, Southeast Region, 1660-1916, Kelley, Artur.), born January 14, 1754.

iv. Philipus Foland (Source: New York Births and Baptisms, Southeast Region, 1660-1916, Kelley, Artur.), born Bef. June 06, 1756.

v. Lisbeth Foland (Source: New York Births and Baptisms, Southeast Region, 1660-1916, Kelley, Artur.), born Bef. December 23, 1764.

vi. Anna Maria Foland (Source: New York Births and Baptisms, Southeast Region, 1660-1916, Kelley, Artur.), born Bef. September 02, 1767.
 
 

6. Martin Cooper (Source: Baptismal Record of St Paul's (Zion's) Lutheran Church of Red Hook: 1730-1904- Kelly.), born December 02, 1742 in Probably Red Hook, New York (Source: Baptismal Record of St Paul's (Zion's) Lutheran Church of Red Hook: 1730-1904- Kelly.); died Bef. May 24, 1809 in Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York (Source: Will probated 24 May 1742.). He was the son of 12. Johan Martin Kuper and 13. Anna Elizabeth Lupp. He married 7. Anna Regina Krum March 05, 1765 in Germantown, New York (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.).

7. Anna Regina Krum, born 1741 in probably Emmenchenhai, Westerwald, Germany; died August 20, 1823 in probably Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York. She was the daughter of 14. Jost Krum.

Notes for Martin Cooper:

Christened 12 Dec 1742, St Paul's Sponsor Martin Lup and Anna Margarita Kunin.

NY-11-C-301. Martin Kopper, Kinderhook, probated 24 May 1809. Names wife Regina, sons: Martin, John. Daughters: Regina, wife of Peter Cooper, Elizabeth, wife of Henry Foolant, Catherine, wife of Benjamin Vredenburg, Christina, wife of Luke Gilbert. Grandchildren: Jacob, Charles, Martin, Lucas. Gilbert children of my daughter Christina, wife of Luke Gilbert. Executors, John Kooper, Martin Jr and son-in-law Peter Cooper.

Children of Martin Cooper and Anna Krum are:

i. Christina Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born Bef. September 15, 1765.

ii. Martin Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born March 25, 1767 (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.).

3 iii. Elizabeth Cooper, born Bef. April 02, 1769 in possibly Germantown, Columbia County, NY; died August 25, 1844; married Hendrik Foland July 04, 1786 in Reformed Church, Claverack, New York.

iv. Margaret Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born Bef. December 29, 1771 (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.).

v. Catharina Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born Bef. January 23, 1774 (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.).

vi. Johannes Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born Bef. September 24, 1775.

vii. Maria Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born Bef. November 29, 1778.

viii. Regina Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born Bef. January 18, 1780.

ix. Helena Cooper, born April 27, 1783.
 

Generation No. 4
8. Philip Foland He married 9. Eva Switselaar.

9. Eva Switselaar

Notes for Philip Foland:

Descendants of Johann Wilhelm FOLAND- VOLAND(T)-VOLLAND- FOULAND-VOLAN Submitted by PHGS Member: Max Dunshie

The roots of this family were at 6333 Altenkirchen (10 km. S.E. of Weilburg; church books begin 1656) Johann Wilhelm Volland married Anna Regina HALM (written SALM in the marriage entry) Nov. 22, 1701. Anna Regina, Dau. of Weil HALM, was bpt. 20 p. Trin.: 1673- sp.: Friedericus Worner at Wilburg, Anna wife of Johannes Schonbeck at Weilburg, Regina- Dau. of Jost Hart at A'kirchen, and Wilhelm HALM at St. Georgen. Hans Weil HALM, son of Dietrich HALM at St. Georgen (Braunfels), married Elisabeth Margreta, Dau. of Johannes Hart at Altenkirchen, Aug. 7, 1666. Juliana wife of Diedrich HALM from St. Georgen was bur. Dom. Sexag. : 1671. The churchbooks at 6333 Braunfels nearby show that Hans Weyl, son of Dietrich HALM was bpt. in 1662; Dietrich HALM, widower and Seegraber here, married Gulchen (Juliana), dau. of Johan WEBER at Altenkirchen, Dom. after Easter: 1648 at Braunfels. The Furst. zu Solms-Braunfels'sche Rentkammer has two documents (June 18, 1632 and 24... 1642 dates) relating to the Teichgraber/Seegraber Dietrich HALM from Bendorf in Grafschaft Hachenburg. At the Wiesbaden Archives filed under Nassau-Weilburg, Abt. 150 No. 4493, is a fascinating document called "Questions and answers of emigrants who intend to go to the New Island, dated May 23, 1709". 1) NAME: Joh. Wilh. Yoland 2) AGE: 38 3) RELIGION: Refd. 4) BORN HERE OR ELSEWHERE: Came from Hessen 5) HOW LONG MARRIED: 7yrs. 6) HOW MANY CHILDREN: 2 sons and 1 daughter 7) HOW HE FIRST CAME UPON THE IDEA TO EMIGRATE AND WHO FIRST GAVE A REASON FOR IT: Poverty brings him to it. Can no longer provide for himself. Heard about it from the Palatines. 8) WHETHER HE REC'D ADVICE ABOUT THIS AND FROM WHOM: No. 9) WHAT HE ACTUALL KNOWS ABOUT THE SO-CALLED NEW ISLAND: It would be good if one could provide food for himself. 10) WHO TOLD HIM SUCH AND UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES: No longer remembers who first told him. 11) WHEN AND WHERE DID SUCH OCCUR: Some 19 days ago. 12) WHO MADE THE MEMORIAL AND WHO ASKED FOR IT: "ut Praeced." 13) FROM WHERE DOES HE THINK HE WILL GET THE MEANS FOR THIS JOURNEY: Wants to sell what he possesses.

GENERATION 1:

Johann Wilhelm FOLAND- b. abt. 1671 Hessen, Germany. Married Weilburg Nov. 22, 1701, Died probably enroute to America. Married Anna Regina HALM and had three children.

1. Phillip 2. Johann Christian 3. Maria Polexina

GENERATION 2:

Phillip FOLAND- ( Christened Johann Phillip Peter FOLAND- born Sept. 29, 1703) Baptised Die Michaelis 1703, Altenkirchen, Germany. Son of Wilhelm & Regina HALM (SALM). Married OCt. 6, 1724 (Recorded in Kingston Reformed Churchbook), Livingston Manor to Eva SCHWITZLER. Will filed May 10, 1788 (Columbia Co. Will Book "A" pg. 177-178) Will Probated May 11, 1791.

They had 12 Children.

1. Elizabetha- bpt. Oct. 29, 1727- married Henrich ALBRECHT
2. Henrich- married Jan. 9, 1753 to Elizabeth ZUFELDT
3. Philipp- bpt. April 5, 1730- married Paria PULVER June 5, 1759
4. Jacob- bpt. April 5, 1730- married Anna ZUFELDT
5. Georg Adam- b. Mar. 12, 1732, bpt. Rynbeck- Probably died young
6. Zacharias- bpt. May 23, 1734- married Jan. 20, 1761 Anna Margaretha BENDER
7. Welhelmus- bpt. Jan. 23, 1737- married Elizabeth VELTIN
8. Ann Margaretha- bpt. MAy 22, 1739- married John BAXTER Dec. 7, 1757- probably married 2nd Viller TRABER
9. Catharina- bpt. Mar. 2, 1742- probably married Jacob FRANTZ by 1756
10. Susanna- bpt. Sept. 30, 1744- married Isaac BORHANS Nov. 19, 1756
11. Anna- bpt. April 26, 1747- married June 13, 1766 John DAVENPORT 12. Georg Adam- bpt. Nov. 14, 1751 (sp. Jurg Adam Zufelt & Catherine Reisdorf Red Hook Luth. Churchbook.) no marriage listed

THE WILL OF PHILIP VOLAND/FOLAND-Recorded May 17th 1791

In the name of God, Amen. I, Philip Voland from Manor Livingston in the County of Albany in the State of New York, am ver old and weak of body, but with a good mind for which I thank God. Since it says to bring your house in order before you die, I am reminded that I too have to die and therefore am herewith makin my last will and testament, as it shall be. But first of all, I leave my soul in the hands of my Saiour Jesus Christ, who gave it to me. With his teachings, and living bodily on earth and to return to from where He came, He will greet us again to be once more united at the resurection, when it says the dead will come before the judgment, in Jesus name, Amen.

First, Philip, the oldest som of my oldest son Henrich, whom I survived, shall have his right, in the sum of six shilling cash money. It is my will and testament that my son Azcharias or his heirs shall recieve sity (pounds?) cas money to pay for my keep and expenses. What is left shall go to all my above names children or their heirs to share bortherly, but my son Jacob shall receive twenty pounds less that the others.

My son Henrich, whom I survived, his children, my son Philip, my son Zacharias, my son Wilhelminus, my deceased son Georg Adams surviving children, my daughter Elisabeth, house wife of Henrich ALBRECT, my daughter Margrida, house wife of Viller TRABER, the children of John BAXTER, Catrina, house wife of Johann Friedrich KOLLE, Susanna, house wife of Isaac BIERHANS, my daughter Anna, house wife of John DAVENPORT, all these shall have the above mentioned money and goods in equal shares six weeks after my death.

But that there is no misunderstanding, it is the decision that my above mentioned grandchildren should only get their father or mothers inheritance and to share it in equal portions one as much as the other form their fathers share.

It is my last will and testament that my land and the harvest that my son Jacob got from the fields be used to pay me creditors and that my son get the first and take the money that is left and divide equally among each other. This is my last will and testament.

So that after my death everything goes orderly and in a Christian manner without disagreement and fighting it shall be that my two sons, Zacharias and Philip, and my good friend Henrich BENNER Jr., give the children and their heirs each their share, as it is written above, that they have it and use it as they wish, forever. This is my will and testament. I dennounce all previous wills and testyments which I have made.

For the confirmation of all that is written above I apply my hand and seal, so done in Manor Livingston, in the County of Albany in the State of New York in the year of Christ 1788 on Mar. 10, 1788.

Philip (his mark) VOLAND. L.P. The words and goods are as I said and sealed.

Witnessed, sealed and documented, my last will and testament in the presence of these witnesses: Henrich BENNER, Joh. Christoph BLATTNER, Konrad (his x mark) BERRINGER.

Columbia County. Be it remembered that on the eleveth day of May one thousand seven hundred and niety one (1791), personally appeared before me, Philip J1 HOFFMANN, surrogate of the County of Columbia, Christopher BLATTNER of the said Coutny and being duly sworn on his oath, declares that he saw Philip VOLAND sign and seal the within written will supporting to be the will of the said Philip VOLAND bearing date the tenth day of MArch 1788, and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last will and testament, that at the time of executing thereof he, the said Philip VOLAND being of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of him the disposant, and that Henrich BENNER, Contadt BERRINGER and disposant subscribed their names as witnesses thereof in the testament.- Ph. L. HOFFMANN

Columbia County. Be it also remembered that on the eleventh day of May in the year of the Lord 1791 one Zacharias VOLAND of the County Livingston, farmer, Philip VOLAND of the County of Ulster, farmer, and Henrich BENNER from the town of Rhinebeck in the county of Dutchess, farmer, executer in the said will named, appeared be before me, Philip L. HOFFMANN, surrogate of the county of Columbia and were duly sworn to the true execution of the said will by each of them taking the oath of an official, as by law appointed, before me- Ph. L. HOFFMANN (Will originally written in German)

p. 171 Philippus Volland Elisabeth Louwerens Hendriksz.
3674 Eva Switselaar 29 Ocotber 1727 Reyina Halm

Children of Philip Foland and Eva Switselaar are:

4 i. Heinrich Foland, born Abt. 1729 in probably Kingston, New York; died Bef. May 1788; married Elizabeth Zufelt January 09, 1753 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New Yok.

ii. Elizabeth Foland, born Bef. October 29, 1727.

iii. Wilhelmus Foland, born Bef. January 23, 1736/37.

10. Georg Adam Zufelt, born April 18, 1702. He was the son of 20. Johan Georg Shufelt. He married 11. Catharina.

11. Catharina

Notes for Georg Adam Zufelt:

The son of Johann Georg Shufelt (1) and Anna Catharina Zaam, was born April 18, 1702. Records of the Allendorf Church list sponsors at his baptism as Johann Georg Haffener, Adam Schnee, and Anna Elisabeth - wife of Thonges Volpel, all from Hasselbach. At a very young age he left Germany with his parents and sailed from Rotterdam to England and later to the Palatine settlement in New York, arriving there in 1710. According to the records of West Camp Lutheran Chuch, a Jurg Adam Zufeld was confirrmed Easter Sunday, 1714, at Queensberg. Gorg Adam Zuvelt was naturalized with his father at Kingston, September 8 and 9, 1715. Dutchess County Tax Lists show that Jurrian Adam Toofelt made his first appearance on tax rolls in 1725 and continued to be enrolled, sometimes as Adam Zoefelt/Toefelt, until 1778. The Livingston Debt Lists show that Jurry Adam Soeffelt was a Palatine Debtor in 1747. It is possible that he was the individual listed as a freeholder of Dutchess County in 1740 under the name of "Jury Adam Soefelt;" and this same man is listed as owning a slave "Dien" in the census of negro slaves of Dutchess County taken in 1755. A Jury Adam Shufelt appears among those of Dutchess County who refused to sign the General Association.

Georg Adam first married Elisabetha Krans. They had:

Johann Georg SHUFELT
Henrich SHUFELT: baptized March 12, 1727.
Catharina SHUFELT: baptized May 6, 1729.
Anna SHUFELT: baptized in 1731.
Elisabetha SHUFELT
Johannes SHUFELT
Georg Adam, then married Catharina Reisdorff, the daughter of Johannes Reisdorff and Anna Margaretha Coert. They had:
Philipp SHUFELT: baptized April 15, 1740.
Maria Margaretha (Margriet) SHUFELT: baptized January 24, 1742.
Anna Barbara SHUFELT: baptized January 5, 1744.
Anna Maria SHUFELT: baptized March 30, 1746.
Magdalena SHUFELT: born August 9, 1750.
Petrus SHUFELT: born April 28, 1753.
Adam SHUFELT: baptized January 18, 1756.
Henrich SHUFELT.
Georg SHUFELT: born October 25, 1761.
Catharina SHUFELT.

Child of Georg Zufelt and Catharina is:

5 i. Elizabeth Zufelt, married Heinrich Foland January 09, 1753 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New Yok.
 
12. Johan Martin Kuper, born 1708 in probably Fuerichenhain, Germany; died Abt. 1784. He was the son of 24. Johan Martinus Kupfer. He married 13. Anna Elizabeth Lupp May 12, 1737 in Germany.

13. Anna Elizabeth Lupp, born Abt. 1717 in Germany.

Notes for Johan Martin Kuper:

IMMIGRATION: 7/1738 to Rhinebeck, Dutchess Co, NY; Palatine Families of New York and New Jersey

1744 Kinderhook Tax List: John Cooper paid 6 pounds

Notes for Anna Elizabeth Lupp:

IMMIGRATION: 1732 to Columbia County, NY

Children of Johan Kuper and Anna Lupp are:

i. Johannes Jacob Cooper (Source: Baptismal Record of St Paul's (Zion's) Lutheran Church of Red Hook: 1730-1904- Kelly.), born Bef. April 15, 1740 (Source: Baptismal Record of St Paul's (Zion's) Lutheran Church of Red Hook: 1730-1904- Kelly.).

6 ii. Martin Cooper, born December 02, 1742 in Probably Red Hook, New York; died Bef. May 24, 1809 in Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York; married Anna Regina Krum March 05, 1765 in Germantown, New York.

iii. Anna Margaretha Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born April 16, 1745.

iv. Catharina Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born April 16, 1745.

v. Christian Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born January 11, 1745/46.

vi. Magdelen Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born 1749.

vii. Henricus Cooper (Source: Reformed Church, Germantown, New York, 1729-1898- Kelly.), born 1757.
 
 

14. Jost Krum (Source: Marriages of Gallatin, Hillsdale, Germantown, Copake- Kelly, dau of Jost- hinterlassener.).

Child of Jost Krum is:

7 i. Anna Regina Krum, born 1741 in probably Emmenchenhai, Westerwald, Germany; died August 20, 1823 in probably Kinderhook, Columbia County, New York; married Martin Cooper March 05, 1765 in Germantown, New York.
 
Generation No. 5

20. Johan Georg Shufelt He was the son of 40. Georg Zophel.

Notes for Johan Georg Shufelt:

Johann Georg Shufelt, the founder of the American Shufelt families was born at Hasselbach, Germany, in 1659, the son of Georg Zophel and Anna Catharina Walden. He married Anna Catharina Zaam (Sahm), the daughter of Paulus Thomae (baptized April 28, 1677), at Mademuhlen, November 18, 1701. It has been discovered that Johann Georg and Anna Catharina had at least four children born in Germany and five in Colonial America. He and his family left Germany and they were among the 6th party of Palatine emigrants arriving in Rotterdam in 1709. They sailed from Holland to England, probably in 1709, and later sailed to Colonial America in 1710. The Rotterdam Lists show a "Gorg Zufungs" along with his wife, and three children, in the sixth party of Palatines in Holland in 1709. The three children accounted for on the Rotterdam lists were probably, Georg Adam, Anna Barbara, and Johan Wilhelm. Other records show that Anna Elisabetha died at the age of 2 weeks while still in Germany (September 3, 1706).

Johann Georg Zufeld made his first appearance on the Hunter Lists, July 4, 1710 with two persons over 10 years of age and three under the age of 10. This accounting matches that of the Rotterdam Lists, above. From that point forward the accounting becomes a little murky. The family was recorded with three persons over 10 and three under 10 on March 25, 1711; three over 10 and two under 10 on, June 24, 1711; three over 10 and one under 10 on 29 September, 29, 1711; and three persons over 10 and two under 10, September 13, 1712.

"Gorg Zuvelt" was among those naturalized at Kingston, September 8 and 9. The Simmendinger Register lists "Georg Zufeiten" with his wife and children at Wormsdorff around 1716/17. In the Dutchess County Tax Lists a "Jureie Toefelt" made his initial appearance on North Ward rolls in the 1717/1718 period and continued to be listed until June 1756. The "Widow Shovelt" was recorded in the period June 1757 through February 1759.

The children Johann Georg and Anna Catharina Sahm born in Germany were:

Georg Adam SHUFELT: born April 18, 1702.
Anna Barbara SHUFELT: born April 2, 1704.
Anna Elisabetha SHUFELT: born August 22, 1706.
Johann Wilhelm SHUFELT: born 1 September 1, 1707.
Children born in the Hudson Valley Palatine settlements were:
Anna Sibylla SHUFELT: born August 9, 1712 (Twin).
Anna Regina SHUFELT: born August 9, 1712 (Twin).
Anna Maria SHUFELT: born September 18, 1714.
Anna Margaretha SHUFELT: born July 23, 1716.
Catharina SHUFELT: born July 29, 1722.

Child of Johan Georg Shufelt is:

10 i. Georg Adam Zufelt, born April 18, 1702; married Catharina.
 
24. Johan Martinus Kupfer, born 1667; died 1727.

Child of Johan Martinus Kupfer is:

12 i. Johan Martin Kuper, born 1708 in probably Fuerichenhain, Germany; died Abt. 1784; married Anna Elizabeth Lupp May 12, 1737 in Germany.
 
Generation No. 6

40. Georg Zophel

Child of Georg Zophel is:

20 i. Johan Georg Shufelt.

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