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Clementz Dunkelberger

Male 1705 - 1776  (70 years)


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  • Name Clementz Dunkelberger 
    Born 3 Jun 1705  Solingen, Wurtemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 3 Jun 1705  Solingen, Wurtemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 15 Jun 1728  Rotterdam, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • To Philadephia, Pennsylvania; thru Deal, England on Ship Mortonhouse
      Clemens Dunkelberg
    Notes
    • From Ancestry.com - Birth: 1705 in Soligen, Wurttenburg, Germany
      Death: 1782 in Windsor, Berks County, PA
      Immigration: 24 AUG 1728 Arrived in USA on ship Mortonhouse, with brothers Peter, Frederick and Abraham
      PROP: 1735 Taxed on 100 acres of land
      PROP: 4 JAN 1733/34 Bought 86 acres in Windsor Twp., Berks County, PA
      PROP: 1754 Listed on tax record of Berks County, PA
      Religion: 1743 Attended Dunkel's Church, Windsor Twp., Berks County, PA
      NATU: 15 SEP 1765 Became a Citizen of PA
      CONF: 30 DEC 1723 Confirmed in the Evangelical Reformed Church in Solingen, Germany
      Baptism: 3 JUN 1705 Baptised in Solingen, Germany
      Will: 8 APR 1782
      DUNKELBERGER. The Dunkelberger family is an old settled and numerously re presented family of Northumberland county, and allied by
      marriage with many other of the foremost families of this region. The na me itself, according to tradition, originated from Dunkel Berg, a sp ur of the Black Forest, in Germany. Little is known of the Dunkelberge rs before the time of the Reformation. During that period they espoused t he cause of the Reformers, and their descendants to the present day have c ontinued to adhere to Protestant denominations. Up to the time of their e migration to the New World they were industrious and patriotic citize ns of what is now the Kingdom of Wurtemberg, in lower Germany, but being d eprived there of their religious liberty they turned to America, coming hi ther in 1728 by way of the Rheinfels, down the Rhine to Holland, whence th ey sailed in the English ship "Morehouse" landing at Philadelphia Aug. 2 8, 1728. They proceeded at once to what is now Berks county, Pa., locati ng in Windsor township, a little southeast, of what is now the borou gh of Hamburg. They were frequently molested by the Indians. These emigra nts were Clement, Daniel and John Dunkelberger. Clement, who was the ance stor of the others (the name of his son Daniel, however, does not appe ar in his will), at once paid taxes to the English Crown. Clementz Doncle berger" is on the first list of taxables of Windsor township (1754). He p aid six pounds tax in 1754. At the time of his death, in 1782, his home w as in Windsor township. His will, made Feb. 12, 1776, was probated Apr il 8, 1782, and is on record in Will Book
      B, page 38. At the time the will was made his wife Anna Maria was still li ving. Their children were (no record of Daniel) Clemens, who obtained t he plantation; Catharine, married to Andrew Winiger; Mrs. John Beck; Joh n; Frederick; Christopher; Elizabeth, married to Michael Deck; Philip; Sev ila; Magdalena, and Dorotha. (From the History of Northumberland County)


      "Clemens/Clement/Clementz was baptized in Solingen, Germany, on June 3, 17 05. On August 24, 1728, Clemens, then 23 years old, arrived in America wi th his brothers, Peter, Frederick, and Abraham, and probably his father, m other, and sisters on the ship Mortonhouse. Palatines were on this ship. C lemens signed his own name on the ship roster. On January 4, 1734, Cleme nt applied for a warrant on 86 plus acres in Windsor Twp., Berks Co., P A. In 1735 Clement was taxed on 100 acres of land in the warranties of Phi ladelphia. In 1764 he, along with Frederick Dunkelberger and Catherine Hau er attended the Dunkel's or Moselem church. In 1765, Clement was includ ed in a list of foreigners naturalized by the Supreme Court at Philadelphi a. He took the required oath on September 15, 1765. In 1768, on the propie tary return of Windsor Twp., Clement had 100 acres, 2 horses, 3 cattle, a nd for that paid a tax of one pound. . . . When Clement arrived in Americ a, he carried with him a Martin Luther New Testament which he declared w as to be passed down in the family to each firstborn son [it is current ly in Lansing, Michigan]. . . . No burial place has ever been located f or Clement or Anna Maria. It was common practice to bury on the family lan d. One can only list time of death by court records." (From Dunkelber gs in America)


      From "Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County," p. 1706: "The D unkelberger family had its early home in Wurtemberg, Germany, whence ca me Clement (or Clementz), Daniel and John. They sailed from Rheinfel s, on the English ship "Molhouse," landing at Philadelphia Aug. 28, 172 8, and located a little north of what is now Hamburg, in Berks county. Cle ment Dunkelberger immediately paid tax to the English crown. When he di ed in 1782, his home was in Windsor township. His will made Feb. 12, 177 6, was probated April 8, 1782, and is on record in Will Book B, page 3 8. At the time the will was made his wife Anna Maria was still living. The ir children were: Clemens, who obtained the plantation, Catharine, m. to A ndrew Winiger; Mrs. John Deck; John; Frederick; Christopher; Elizabet h, m. to Michael Deck; Philip; Sevila; Magdalena and Dorotha. It is also s aid that Clementz Dunkelberger had a son Daniel, but if so, his name do es not appear among those mentioned in the will."

      Will:
      DUNKELBERGER, CLEMENTS, WINDSOR.
      February 12, 1776 - April 8, 1782. B - 38.
      To son Clemens, my plantation where I now live in Windsor, containing
      200 acres. And pay 470 to Exrs.
      Son in law Andrew WININGER and wife Catharina, have had their full
      share. Son in law John DERK and his wife Mary, have had their share.
      To son John 30.
      To son Frederick and son Christopher 30 each.
      To son in law Michael DIRK and wife Elisabeth 20.
      To son Philip 30.
      To daughter. Sevela, 20.
      To daughter. Magdalena 20.
      To daughter. Thorothea 20.
      Provides for wife Ann Mary.
      Exrs: friends George HOWER and Jacob RAUSH.

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      Wit: John DUNCKEL and Killian DUNCKEL.
    Immigration 24 Aug 1728  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From Rotterdam, Holland; thru Deal, England on Ship Mortonhouse
      Clemens Dunkelberg
    Died 12 Feb 1776  Windsor, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I896  GulbrandsonHladkyBushman
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2008 

    Father Clemens Dunkelberg,   b. 16 Sep 1682, Pilghausen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Maria Margaretha Godschalk,   b. 1 Nov 1680, Clauberg, Wurtembert, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F290  Group Sheet

    Family Anna Maria Hauer,   b. 1720, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1801, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1738 
    Children 
     1. Catherine Dunkelberger,   b. 1740
     2. Anna M Dunkelberger,   b. 1742
     3. J Dunkelberger,   b. 1744
     4. Frederick Dunkelberger,   b. 1747
     5. Maria E Dunkelberger,   b. 1749
     6. Christopher Dunkelberger,   b. 1749, Windsor, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Lower Mahanoy, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Philip Dunkelberger,   b. 1750
     8. Clement Dunkelberger,   b. 1752
     9. Sevilla Dunkelberger,   b. 1754
     10. Magdalena Dunkelberger,   b. 1756
     11. Dorothea Dunkelberger,   b. 1758
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2008 
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet

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