West Leyden Evangelical Lutheran and German Reformed Parish
located at West Leyden, Lewis County, NY
Source:  Church Book of the Evangelical Lutheran and German Reformed Parish at West Leyden, Lewis Co., LDS/FHC microfilm #1479678 Item 6

The original church record starts about 1846 and is in written in German.  Please refer to the original source for the "best" translation!  Although I have some experience in translating the old style German handwriting it is still difficult for me to read, especially when reading uncommon or unfamiliar names.  I have tried to indicate where I'm unsure of a spelling using "?" and underlining the portion of the word that I couldn't read.  If no underline is present, then the entire word is in question.  My own notations and/or comments are provided in [-]'s.

This extraction is from the beginning of the book which is a list of family records.  Each family is listed on a separate page and in the order given herein.  In some cases extended family members are listed.  In other cases, I noted that an incomplete family listing was provided, where other adult children were not present, etc..  The handwriting in English that I have noted within this document is likely that of Laura Wolfe Jopling a descendant of Peter Wolf.  Laura had possession of this church book for some time and in most instances those who have additional information in English are known to be related to her family.

Family of:

Friedrich Schopfer

1.  Friedrich Schopfer born 6 May 1814 in Cleeberg, Alsace, married 29 Nov 1843 to Margaretha Russ
2.  Margaretha Schopfer born 9 Dec 1818 in Cleeberg, Alsace
3.  Friedrich Schopfer, son, born 29 May 1847, bapt. 6 Jun 1847
4.  Magdalena Schopfer born 8 Jan 1851, bapt. 28
Friedrich Meyer
1.  Friedrich Meyer born 29 Aug 1813 in Cleeberg, Alsace
2.  Magdalena Meyer nee Haller, wife, born 30 Sep 1811 in Cleeberg, Alsace
3.  Peter Haller, father of Magdalena Meyer, born 22 Mar 1768 in Cleeberg
4.  Katharina Meyer, daughter, 1st child, born 25? Dec 1837 in Boonville, America [1835 is written in a different hand over the top of 1837]
5.  Wilhelm Meyer, son, 2nd child, born 23? Nov 184-?
6.  Friedrich Meyer, son, 3rd child, born 7 Jun 1842
7.  Jakob Meyer, son, 4th child, born 16 May 1844
8.  Magdalena Christiana, daughter, 5th child, born 26 Aug 1848, bapt. 22 Oct 1848 at W. Leyden, Lew. Co. [1895 is written above her birth year... maybe a death year?]
Georg Triess
1.  George Triess born 11 Dec 1810 in Hatten, Alsace
2.  Katharina Triess nee Maürer, wife, born 13 Jan 1813 in Schwaweiler?, Alsace
3.  George Triess, son, born 28 Mar 1835 in Leyden, America
4.  Henrietta Triess, 2nd child, born 26 December 1837 in Leyden, America
5.  Wilhelm Andreas Triess, 3rd child, son, born 22 November 1844 in Leyden America, bapt. 26th
5.  Emelia Augusta Triess, 4th child, daughter, born 1 Feb 1848 in Leyden, America, bapt. 18 Mar 1848
6.  Heinrich Samuel, born 14 Apr 1854, son, bapt. 20 May 1850
7.  Amelia Augusta Triess, 6th child, daughter, born 1 Jul 1855
Heinrich Jacky [in Pirmasens this name can be spelled also as Jaqui]
1.  Heinrich Jacky born 15 Jun 1795 in Cleeberg, Alsace
2.  Salome Jacky nee Frey, wife, born 10 Feb 1803 in Ingelsheim, Alsace, died? 25 Feb 1846
3.  Margaretha Jacky, 2nd child, daughter, born 29 Oct 1827 in Ingelsheim, Elsass
4.  Michael Jacky, 3rd child, son, born 22 Dec 1831
Christian Jacky [in Pirmasens this name can be spelled also as Jaqui]
1.  Christian Jacky born 13 Dec 1804 in Schönan, Rheinland
2.  Elisabeth Jacky nee Eckhard, born 3 Sep 1809 in Gelsheim, Elsass [Alsace]
3.  Susie? Jacky, daughter, 1st child, born 18 Jan 1835 in Leyden, America
4.  Margaretha Jacky, daughter, 2nd child, born 2 Jan 1837 in Leyden
5.  Elisabeth Jacky, daughter, 3rd child, born 27 Apr 1839
6.  Ann Jacky, daughter, 4th child, born 23 Dec 1841, bapt. 15 Oct 1843
7.  Christian Jacky, son, 5th child, born 14 Jan 1843, bapt. 15 Oct 1843
8.  Magdalena Jacky, daughter, 6th child, born 14 Jul 1845, bapt. 1 Sep 1845
9.  Philippine Jacky, daughter, 7th child, born 1 Nov 1847, bapt. 2 Dec 1847
Philipp Rübel
1.  Philipp Rübel born 2 May 1811 in Heinrah?, Alsace
2.  Margaretha Rübel nee Schopfer, wife, born 17 Jun 1810
3.  Philipp Rübel, 1st child, born 11 Sep 1836 in Leyden, America
4.  Friedrich Rübel, 2nd child, born 1 April 1838 in Leyden, America
5.  Kasper Rübel, 3rd child, born 30 Aug 1842
6.  Jakob Rübel, 4th child, born 3 Aug 1844, bapt. 14 Aug
7.  Margaretha Rübel, 5th child, daughter, born 30 Jun 1847, bapt. 11 Jul 1847
Friedrich Schopfer senior
1.  Friedrich Schopfer born 12 May 1785, Steinsalz?, Alsace
2.  Margaretha Schopfer nee Haller, born 29 Oct 1786 in Cleeberg, Alsace
3.  Katharina Stadlin, nee Schopfer, born 12 Aug 1820, wife of Kaspar Stadlin married 12 Sep 1844
a.  Pauline Stadlin born 3 May 1840 in Turin, America, bapt. Nov 1844
b.  Eva Stadlin born 10 Sep 1842 in Rome, America, bapt. Nov 1844
c.  Asel? Stadlin born 14 Feb 1844 in Rome, America, bapt. Nov 1844
4.  Eva Schopfer born 2? Sep 1824 in Cleeberg, Alsace [d. 1924, buried in Greenway cemetery, New London, Oneida Co.]
Michael Eckhard
1.  Michael Eckhard born 11 Nov 1811 in Ingelsheim, Alsace
2.  Magdalena Eckhard nee Haas, wife, born 29 Jun 1818 in Cleeberg, Alsace
3.  George Haas, father of Magdalena Eckhard, born 2 Feb 1784 in Cleeberg, Alsace
4.  Georg Eckhard, son, 2nd child, born 11 Mar 1836 in Leyden
5.  Margaretha Eckhard, daughter, 3rd child, born 22 Mar 1838 in Leyden
6.  Magdalena Eckhard, daughter, 4th child, born 20 Dec 1840 in Leyden
7.  Katharina Eckhard, daughter, 5th child, born 8 Aug 1843 in Leyden, bapt. 8 Oct 1843
8.  Michael Eckhard, son, 6th child, born 10 Mar 1846 in Leyden, bapt. 27 Mar 1846
9.  Elisabeth Eckhard, 7th child, born 11? Jun 1848 in W. Leyden, bapt. 6 Jul 1848
10.  Emilie Eckhard, born 7 Aug 1850 in West Leyden, bapt. 3 Oct 1850
Gottfried Klesmann
1.  Gottfried Klesmann born 15 Dec 1805 in Pirmasens, Rheinland  [Pirmasens, Phalz, Bavaria]
2.  Henrietta [Louisa crossed out and written over] Klesmann nee Schmenger, iwife, born 1808 in Pirmasens
3.  Louisa Klesmann, 1st child, born 31 May 1830 in Pirmasens
4.  Katharina Klesmann, 2nd child, born 19 Mar 1835 in Pirmasens
5.  Valentin Klesmann, 3rd child, born 21 Mar 1838 in Boonville, America
6.  George Klesmann, 4th child, born 30 Jan 1840 in Boonville, America
7.  Friedrich Klesmann, 5th child, born 19 Sep 1842 in Boonville, America
8.  Philip Klesmann, 6th child, born 18 Dec 1845 in Leyden, America, bapt. 13 Jan 1846
9.  Liretta? Klesmann, 7th child, born 4 Feb 1848 in W. Leyden, America, bapt. 20 Feb 1848
Georg Haas jun.
1.  George Haas born 25 Oct 1804 in Steinsalz, Alsace [Steinseltz, France]
2.  Margaretha Haas nee Jacky, wife, born 21 Mar 1803, Schönan, Rheinland
3.  George Haas, son, 1st child, born 10 May 1835, Ava, America
4.  ?? Haas, son, 2nd child, born 8 Feb 1838 in Ava, America
Jakob Hetzel
[some notes about Jakob that I can't read... dates are 19 Oct 1846 and 24 Jun 1847]


Martin Pförtner [I've seen this as Fadner]

1.  Martin Pförtner born 23? Jul 1777 in Steinsalz, Alsace [Steinseltz, France]
2.  Elisabeth Pförtner nee Haas, wife, born Dec 1790 in Steinsalz
3.  Martin Pförtner, 1st child
4.  Elisabeth Pförtner, 2nd child
5.  Friedrich Pförtner, 3rd child [something about Ohio - baptised?]
6.  Jakob Pförtner, 4th child, born 28 Jul 1825 in Steinsalz, died? 30 Aug 1846
7.  ---? ["Robert"] Pförtner, 5th child, born 21 Oct 1827, married Magdal. Koneriemer? in 1850
8.  Magdalena Pförtner, 6th child, born 22 Nov 1830 in Buffalo
Other handwriting - in English:
Martin Fadner - born 1777 died 1855 age 77 years
Elizabeth Hays Fadner born 1790 died at about 88 years
Philipp Beyel
1.  Philipp Beyel born 31 Jul 1804 in Woerth?, Alsace
2.  Elisabeth Beyel nee Pförtner [Fadner], born 7 Jun 1816
3.  Elisabeth Beyel, daughter, , 1st child, born 21 Feb 1835 in Buffalo
4.  Christina Beyel, daughter, 2nd child, born 28 Feb 1837 in Buffalo
5.  Margaretha Beyel, daughter, 3rd child, born 29 Jun 1839 in Buffalo
6.  Johann Philipp Beyel, son, 4th child, born 1 Dec 1841 in Leyden, America
7.  Jakob Beyel, son, 5th child, born 4 Jun 1844 in Leyden, America
8.  Friedrich Beyel, son, 6th child, born 4 Nov 1846 in Leyden, America, bapt. 12 Dec
9.  Magdalena Beyel, daughter, 7th child, born 20 Mar 1849 in W. Leyden, bapt. 24 Apr 1849
10.  Salome Korniely?, daughter, 22 Mar, bapt. 23 Apr 1851
11.  Karl Heinrich Beyel, born 22 Mar 1854
12.  Ella Christina Beyel, born 22 Jan 1857
Philipp Beyel died 17 Mar 1870
Friedrich Beyel died 25 Sep 1870
Elisabeth Beyel died 5 Nov 1903
Other handwriting - in English:
Family Philip Beyel - Deaths
Jacob Beyel - Feb 24, 1916, 72 years
Margrett Beyel Peters - Dec 2, 1916, 77 years
Cornelia Beyel Grubel - Apr 16, 1925, 74 years
Christina Beyel Pohl - Sept 4, 1925, 87 years
John Beyel - May 19, 1933, 91 years
Ella Beyel Wallace - April 6, 1936 - 79 years
Charles Beyel - April 30, 1937, 83 years
Magdalena Beyel Wolfe - Apr 3, 1950, 101 - 14 das
Friedrich Maurer
1.  Friedrich Maurer born 2 Jan 1787 in Schwaweiler?, Alsace, bapt. 4 Jan
2.  Elisabeth Maurer, wife, born 6 Apr 1787 in Berlenbach, Alsace, bapt. Apr
3.  Christine Maurer, daughter, 26 Sep 1828 in Schwaweiler?, Alsace, bapt. 25 Dec 1828
4.  George Maurer, born 2 Dec 1831 in Leyden, America, bapt. 19 Dec 1831
Friedrich Maurer died 13 Mar 1868
George Glessmann
1.  George Glessmann born 10 Jan 1799 in Pirmasens Rheinland  [Pirmasens, Phalz, Bavaria]
2.  Elisabeth Glessmann nee König, wife, born 3 Mar 1802 in Pirmasens
3.  George Glessmann born Dec 1820
4.  Christian Glessmann, deceased
5.  Karolina? Glessmann, deceased
6.  Christian Glessmann born Dec 1822 in Pirmasens
7.  Gottfried Glessmann born Dec 1824 in Pirmasens
8.  Friedricka Glessmann born 2 Feb 1826
9.  Katharina Glessmann born Jan 1828
10.  Caroline Glessmann born 3 April 1836
11.  Louisa Glessmann born 3  Jan 1847 in Ava, America, bapt. 14 Jan 1847.
Peter Wolf
1.  Peter Wolf born 12 Jan 1812 in Nieder - Simten, Rhein [Niedersimten, Phalz, Bavaria - German records have 10 Jan 1812 as his birth date]
2.  Cath. Wolf nee Greiner, wife, born in Niedersimten [no date]
3.  Mathilda Wolf, 1st child, born Sep 1838 in Utica, America
4.  Niclas Wolf, son, 2nd child, born 15 Aug 1840 in Utica, America
5.  Scharlotta Wolf, daughter, 3rd child, born 25 Jun 1842, Ava, Oneida County
6.  Catharina Wolf, daughter, 4th child, born 4 Nov 1844, Ava, Oneida County
7.  Johann Wolf, son, 5th child, born 4 Nov 1846, Ava, Oneida County
8.  Ettie Wolf, daughter, child, born 26 Aug 1869 in West Leyden, Lewis Cty [gravestone has 27 Aug 1859 to 20 Jun 1868]
Other handwriting - in English:
Family of Peter Wolfe - Deaths
1. N. A. Wolfe - 1923, 83 years
2.  Lottie Wolfe Castle - 1932, 90 years
3.  John Wolfe - Oct 16, 1923, 77 years
4.  Katharina Wolfe Beyel - 1907, 63 years
Heinr Draxel [Traxel]
1.  Heinrich Draxel born 22 Feb 1802 in M---?, Rheinland
2.  Scharlotte Vinibriemen, wife, born 23 Dec 1811 in ??
3.  Elisabeth Draxel born 11 Sep 1831 in Verona, North America, New York
4.  Philipina Draxel, 2nd child, born 21 Dec 1834 in Verona
5.  Magdalena Draxel, 3rd child, born 19 Feb 1836 in Verona, died 19 Sept? 1840 in Ava, Oneida County
6.  Heinrich Draxel, son, 4th child, born 8 April 1838 in Ava, Oneida County
7.  Jacob Draxel, son, 5th child, born 20 Dec 1840 in Ava, Oneida County
8.  Johann Draxel, son, 6th child, born 2 Oct 1843 in Ava, Oneida County
9.  Ludwig Draxel, son, 7th child, born 21 Jan 1847 in Ava, Oneida County
Jacob Roser
Jacob Roser born 9 Mar 1817 in Pirmasens, Rheinland
Maria Roser nee , wife, born in 1816 in ??, Rheinland, daughter? of Peter Ritz
1.  Jacob Roser, son, 2nd child, born 25 May 1853, bapt. 5 Jun 1853
2.  Franz, born 21 Aug 1854 and bapt. 3 Sep
3.  Heinrich Roser, son, 3rd? child, born 15 Feb 1856
4.  Andreas? Roser, son, 2nd? child, born 22 Nov 1859, bapt. 24 Dec 1859
Hammberger
Georg Hammberger
Anna Hammberger, wife
Heinrich Roser
Heinrich Roser
Catharina Roser, wife
Louisa Henrietta Roser, born 12 Sep 1867 in Ava, Oneida Co., daughter of Heinrich Roser and Catharina Schwab? [lists sponsors, but I'm not sure of the names]
Friedrich Junker?
Friedrich Junker
Eva Junker, wife
Christian Junker, son
David Reges
David Reges
Magdalena Reges, wife
Elisabeth Reges, daughter
Schmocker
Johann Schmocker
Maria Schmocker, wife
Maria Schmocker, daughter
Magdalena Schmocker, son [yes it says this... must be a mistake!]
Catharina Schmocker, daughter
Johann Schmocker, son
Peter Keim
Peter Keim born 15 Jul 1812?
Christina Horstmorth?, wife of Peter Keim died? 9 Apr 1853, 39 years old
1.  Christian? Keim born 10 Apr 1841 Erlenbrunn?
2.  Andreas? Keim born 10 Dec 1842
3.  Philipp Keim born 1 Nov 1844
Jacob Traxel
1.  Jacob Traxel born Erlenbrunn in 1805 [Erlenbrunn, Phalz, Bavaria (in the parish of Pirmasens)]
2.  Doratha Ernst born in Obersimten in 1802 [Obersimten, Phalz, Bavaria (in the parish of Pirmasens) - she was born Anna Catharina Dorothea Ernst]
3.  Scharlotta, daugther, born 30 Jul 1830
4.  Philippina, daughter
5.  Katharina, born 24 Jan 1835
6.  Carolina, daughter, born 13 Mar 1837
7.  Jacob, son, born 28 Feb? 1839
8.  Freidrich, son, born 22 Jan 1842
9.  Christian, son, born 26 Nov 1844
10.  Peter, son, born 9 April 1848
Heinrich Wolf
1.  Heinrich Wolf born 28 Oct 1826 in Erlenbrunn, Rheinland, Bavaria [(in the parish of Pirmasens) correct date of birth from German records is 27 Oct 1824]
2.  Catharina nee Traxel, born 24 Jan 1835
3.  a child born 13 Aug 1853 [no name]
4.  Carolina Salome, born 6 Aug 1854, bapt. 20 Aug
Peter Jacky? [in Pirmasens this name can be spelled also as Jaqui]
Peter Jacky born 17 Jul 1818 in Cleberg?, Alsace
?? Wagner born 30 oct 1813 in Hattan?, Alsace
1.  Ann Jacky, daughter, born 12 Jan? 1837 in Alsace
2.  Michael Jacky, born 9 Mar 1847 in Hattan?, Alsace
Gottlieb Haas
Gottlieb Haas born 25 Mar 1825 in ??
Margaretha Jacki wife of Gottlieb Hart born 29 Oct 1827 in Ingelsheim in Alsace
1. Heinrich Haas, child, born 8 Feb 1829 in America
2. Emilia Lisabeth? Haas, child, born 18 Mar 1852 in America
Peter Rauscher?
Peter Reinstofer born 19 Sep 1800 in ??
wife born 27 Jan 1802
1.  Peter, son, born 19 Aug 1826
2.  Catharina, daughter, born 31 Dec 1829
3.  Heinrich, son, born 30 Sep 1834
4.  Jacob, son, born 24 Aug 1840 in America
5.  Georg, son, born 6 Mar? 1843
6.  Christian, son, born 16 May 1849
Heinrich Feuerstein?
Heinrich Senerstein born 16 Oct 1814 in ??, married Elisabeth Lang?
Elisabeth nee Lang? born 2 Nov 1818 in Niedersetteren?, Alsace
1. child Elisabeth born 19 Jun 1841 in West Leyden, Lew. county, America
2.  Eugetine? Caroline born 3 Nov 1846
3.  Margaretha Salome born 23 Apr 1849
4.  Georg Heinrich born 19 Aug 1851
5.  Louisa Henrietta born 11 Nov 1854
6.  Carl Wilhelm born 7 Jul 1857
7.  Friedrich Wilhelm born 22 Oct 1862
Johann Uz
Johann Uz born 29 Apr 1793 in Brenhoff, ??, Bavaria
wife Catharina Barbara Wünschenmeier born 13 Jun 1804 in Rechenhausen, Würtenberg
Heinrich Bohrer
Heinrich Bohrer born 20 Jan 1824 in Nieder Simten [Phalz, Bavaria (in the parish of Pirmasens)]
baptised? at Lemberg 6 Mar 1826 [Lemberg is near Pirmasens]
married? 12 Jan 1850
children born to him:
1.  Heinrich born 28 Aug 1850 in Lemberg
2.  Carolina born 10 Mar 1852
3.  Katerina born 16 Apr 1853
4.  Michael born 4 Nov 1854
5.  Schalota? born 25 Dec 1855
6.  Lüdwig born 28 Mar 1857
[??] died Nov 1896
Michael Jacki [in Pirmasens this name can be spelled also as Jaqui]
Michael Jacki born 22 Dec 1831 in Ingelsheim
Elisabeth Legel? born 21 Feb 1835 in America
married? 16 Dec 1855
1.  Johan Heinrich born 4 Oct 1856
2.  Emma Christina born 4 Sep 1859
3.  Jacob born 24 Feb and died 24 Feb 1863
4.  Miechal? Friedrich born 15 Feb 1864
5.  Salome Elisabetha born 17 Feb 1867
6.  Karl  Philipp born 20 Mar 1872
Elisabeth Jacki died? 1 Jun 1890
Michael Jacki died? 29 Mar 1904
Valentin Pohl
born 25 Jul 1837 in Darmstadt and married Amalia nee Mauer born 7 Feb 1846 in Bluman?
children:
1.  Ludwig Clarenc born 2 Jun 1867
Heinrich Seim?
Heinrich Seim born 29 Oct 1819 in ?? died Feb 1888
Salomea Rosser born 29 Jan 1822 in ?? died 24 Feb 1896
1.  child Heinrich born 23 Aug 1847
2.  child Magdalena born 1 Jul 1849
3.  child Ludwig born 4 Jan 1854
4.  child Friedrich born 4 Sep 1857
5.  child Juliana born 28 Jan 1859 died Jun 1895
6.  child Katharina born 30 Mar 1862
Georg Kohl [first name Adam crossed out and Georg written underneath]
born 3 Jul 1835 in Darmstadt and wife Johanna nee Mauer born 24 Mar 1841 in Bluman
children:
1.  Johannette Theresia born 3 Jul 1863
2.  Emil Leopald Adam born 25 Apr 1865
3.  Bertha Johanna born 4 Apr 1867
Christoph Ammon
Christoph Ammon born 4 Aug 1833 in ??
Friedricka Ammon born 24 Nov 1829? in ??
Katharina Ammon born 25 Jun 1855 in ??
Johanna Ammon born 11 Feb 1846 in ??
Friedricka Ammon born 1 Jul 1858
Georg Ammon born 23 April 1860
Emilia Franziscka Ammon born 5 Nov 1861 died 8 months old
Heinrich Ammon born 15 Mar 1863
Franziska Ammon born 11 Jun 1868
Friedricka Ammon died Dec. 5 1896?
Christoph Ammon died? 24 May 1903
Other handwriting - in English:
George Ammon died 1938
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