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Ancestors of Catharina Apollonia Haan

Ancestor chart for Catharina Apollonia Haan

First Generation

     She married Johannes Paulus Buffel in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany), before 1725. Paul was born in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany) August 30, 1699. Paul was the son of Johannes Adam Buffel and Anna Maria Haas. Paul died ca. 1777 in Rowan County, North Carolina, at 77 years of age.

Catharina was listed as a member of the Reformed Church during the 1730s-1740s in New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She sold property at 3rd Jumping Run of Grant's Creek, in Rowan County, North Carolina, August 7, 1777. This was the land left her in Paul Biffle's wil. She and the other executor of Paul Biffle's estate, John Dunn, sold the land to Valentine Beard for 325 pounds proc.

Catharina found on tax rolls in Rowan County, North Carolina, 1778 (property not given in subject o fourfold tax: 106 pounds).

Catharina Apollonia Haan and Johannes Paulus Buffel had the following children:

2      i. Peter Anton Buffel was born in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany) September 27, 1725. He may have died young.

3      ii. Johannes Adam Biffle was born in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany) April 18, 1728. Adam died December 1804 in Weaverville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, at 76 years of age. He and his wife were buried near their cabin and grist mill next to Lake Louise (formerly called Lake Juanita), Weaverville, North Carolina. There is no visible sign of their graves. Nothing remains of the old mill except for part of the old rock milldam started by Adam Biffle. A marker was placed at Lake Louise near where Adam and Catherine Biffle are believed to be buried. He married Catherine Henckel in Rowan County, North Carolina, ca. 1757.

He emigrated, September 11, 1738 aboard the Robert and Alice from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He migrated ca. 1755 from Pennsylvania to North Carolina along with other members of his family. He took an oath of allegiance in Rowan County, North Carolina, August 7, 1778. Many settlers who had been involved in the Regulator Movement in North Carolina against the British had been forced to swear allegiance to King George following their defeat at the hand of Governor Tyron. It is not known whether Adam Biffle participated in this movement; however, he may have sworn allegiance to King George at that time. Later, when the Revolutionary War began, many, especially the Germans, experienced a great conflict in moral conscience and refused to renig on their oath of allegiance to King George. They were branded as Tories, even though the did not actively oppose, and even supported, the revolution.

He bought property in Sullivan County, North Carolina (now Sullivan C, Tenn.), south side of the Holston River, July 29, 1779. Jacob Eller, Jr, his son-in-law, filed for property adjacent to Adam's Adam and Jacob apparently moved their families from Rowan County to Sullivan County between August 7, 1778, and July 29, 1779. On October 23, 1783, Adam was granted land "by his Excellency's command," located in Sullivan County "on the south bank of the Holston River" near Kingsport, Tennessee. Reverend Paul Henckel's diary states that Paul Henckel spent the night with his uncle Adam Biffle in 1787. At this time, Adam lived in the Bristol, Tennessee, area.

Adam was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census in Morgan District, Burke County, North Carolina, age 62. This area became part of northeran Buncombe County. He is listed with one free white female and one slave.

He bought property in Buncombe County, North Carolina, July 19, 1797. He purchased 100 acres from the State of North Carolina.

Adam was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census in Buncombe County, Morgan District, North Carolina. He is found with one female over 45, presumably is his wife, and one slave.

He sold 150 acres in Reems Creek, Buncombe County, North Carolina, November 2, 1801. He sold 100 acres in Reems Creek, Buncombe County, North Carolina, November 2, 1802, to Johann Jacob Eller. He sold another 50 acres to him. The date given is October 11, 1814, but it probably is 1804, unless his estate sold the property.

He bought 50 acres in Reems Creek, Buncombe County, North Carolina, October 15, 1804. His will was filed in Buncombe County, North Carolina, January 1805. John Biffle was his executor. However, the will has been lost.

4      iii. Georg Heinrich Paul Buffel was born in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany) September 5, 1730. Georg died December 7, 1731 in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany), at 1 year of age.

5      iv. Johannes Heinrich Buffel was born in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany) June 23, 1732.

1     ii. Catharina Apollonia Haas was born February 19, 1702 and died before November 1785.

6      v. Maria Elisabetha Buffel was born in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany) July 19, 1734. Maria died before 1804. She is not mentioned in her husband's will which is dated April 30, 1804. She married Christian Eller in Rowan County, North Carolina, ca. 1750.

Maria was confirmed at the Falkner Swamp Reformed KB Chruch, at 14 years of age in New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1749. Her confirmation took place on Easter Sunday.

7      vi. Anna Magdalena Buffel was born in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany) June 15, 1736. Anna Magdalena is the last child listed as being born to this family in the Contwig church district. She married John Passinger before 1757.

8      vii. Martin Buffel. Martin died ca. 1789 in Rowan County, North Carolina, at 50 years of age. He married Barbara Roadcap in Rowan County, North Carolina, June 28, 1769. Paul Biffle and Daniel Little were the bondsmen.

Martin is found in the tax list in Rowan County, North Carolina, Captain Craige's District, with 2.0.5 (value in pounds), 1778. He was granted 600 acres of land in Rowan County, North Carolina, October 10, 1783. He bought 300 acres of land in Rowan County, North Carolina, November 26, 1783.

9      viii. Valentine Buffel was born before 1744. Valentine registered to pay taxes in Rowan County, North Carolina, 1759. A Valentine Buffel sold land September 6, 1816 in Sullivan County, North Carolina (now Sullivan C, Tenn.), it is not known whether it was this Valentine Biffle.

10      ix. Maria Margaretta Buffel was born in New Hanover, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania October 30, 1747. She is mentioned in Paul Biffle's will as his youngest daughter.

 

Second Generation

11. Johannes Georg2 Haan (Johannes Vendelin3) birth date unknown.

He married Anna Maria Margaretha Schocker in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany), ca. 1702.

He was a weaver and school master. He left Contwig ca. 1701 and went to Dackenheum. In 1715 he was in Katzweiler and then Heppenheim.

Johannes Georg Haan and Anna Maria Margaretha Schocker had the following children:

12      i. Anna Maria1 Haan was born in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany) September 12, 1692. She married Johannes Nicolaus Wolf in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany), April 1, 1723. Johannes was born in Stambach, (Germany) June 9, 1698. Johannes died May 21, 1748 in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany), at 49 years of age.

13      iii. Anna Lisabetha Haan was born in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany) February 21, 1704.

14      iv. Hans Nickel Haan was born in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany) October 23, 1706.

15. Anna Maria Margaretha2 Schocker birth date unknown.

She married Johannes Georg Haan in Contwig, Zweibruken, (Germany), ca. 1702. (See Johannes Georg Haan for the children resulting from this marriage.)

Third Generation

16. Johannes Vendelin3 Haan birth date unknown.

Johannes Vendelin Haan had the following child:

11     i. Johannes Georg Haan


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