Little History ~
Family has been charted back thus far
to the early 1600's. The spelling of the name has gone through various
changes down through the years because of German speaking immigrants
coming into the colonies of America, where the spelling of the German
sounding name was generally spelled like it sounded to those who were
recording it. The earliest records of the name in Mecklar, Hessen was
spelled Iffelandt and at times Eiffelandt, In Rhine country it was
spelled Iffland or Ifland. For the most part the families that lived in
the areas of New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Canada spelled the name
Eveland, while in parts of Pennsylvania the name is spelled Eflin.
Another group of the family that moved on into North Carolina spells
the name Ephland and Efland, and there is there a town by the name of
Bernhardt (Bernhard) Iffelandt is the
earliest recorded family member and was living in Bebra,Hesse. There
have been no details found on who Bernhard's wife and family were. He
may have had other children, but there was a son Johannes Iffelandt and
a daughter Elisabet. Johannes was born about 1645. No birth date has
been found for Elisabet, but we know of her as she was listed as the
Godmother to her nephew,Johann David Iffland,at his baptism in Mecklar
on July 21,1675. In the book,"The Stull Family,Julia Ann Stull
(1814-1872) and Her Ancestors",by Wayne V. Jones", there is mention of
a possibility of another daughter named, Ottilia Iffelandt, from
Weidrodt who married Hans Wilhelm Kohlmann, widower, on September
15,1677 at Mecklar. He was a shepherd.His first wife had been named
Katherine and she had died January 30,1677, at the age of 37 years,3
weeks, and was buried at Mecklar. No record has been found to prove
Ottilia Iffelandt was the daughter of Bernhard to date.
Johannes Iffelandt born about 1645, and
died September 12,1721, he was buried on Sunday September 14,1721, at
the age of 76 years and 5 months. His burial record of Mecklar states
that he was commonly called the "old Tailor". He was a tailor as early
as 1675 when his son Johann David Iffland was born.
Johannes married Mardt Lies, who was
born about 1634/1635, in about 1669, this is based however on the birth
of their first child. She was from Garderat (Gerterode) as shown by the
baptismal record of her daughter, also named Mardt Lies. The names of
Mardt Lies the wife of Johannes and also the daughter by the same name,
may have instead been interpreted Margaretha Elizabeth. Her surname and
family are not known. They lived for a time in Tann where their son was
born in 1675. They later moved to Mecklar bei Bad Hersfeld in Hesse.
While there is no record found of Mardt's death, it is assumed it was
before 1696 when Johannes married Anna Catharina Cludlin (Cludl ?).
They were married at the Evangelical Church of Mecklar. She died in may
1707 and was buried at Mecklar on May 22, 1707 at the age of 63 years.
Johannes Iffelandt and his first wife
Mardt, had six children: Elisabet, Margredt, Johann David, Ann Elss,
Mardt Lies, and Johannes.
Elisabet Iffelandt was born March
9,1670. Her birth and baptismal records of Mecklar state ;that she was
born March 9, between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, a daughter was
born of Johannes Iffelandt and was baptized on March 13, and her
Godmother was Elisabet, a daughter of Bernhardt Iffelandt from Bebra
and is the sister of the child's father ,and she was named Elisabet.
Margredt Iffelandt was born November 17,
1672.Her birth and baptismal records of Mecklar state; that Johannes
Iffelandt had daughter born between 7 and 8 o'clock in the
morning and was baptized November 24, with her Godmother Margaredt,
wife of Johannes Frey present, and the child was called Margredt.
Johann David Iffland was born July 21,
1675 in Tann, north of Bad Hersfeld, Hessen. Johann David Iffland was
the immigrant who came to America during the migration of the Palatines
to America in 1710.
Ann Elss Iffelandt was born March 4,
1678. Her birth and baptismal records of Mecklar state; at 9 o'clock in
the morning a daughter was born to Johannes Iffelandt and was baptizes
on March 19, with her Godmother Anna Elss present, housewife of
Johannes Iffelandt from Meckbach, and the child was called Elss.
Mardt Lies Iffelandt was born August
18,1680. Her birth and baptismal records of Mecklar state; Johannes
Iffelandt had a daughter born between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon
and she was baptized on March 20, with her Godmother Mardt Lies
present, from Gerderat (Gerterode), and the child was named Mardt Lies.
Johannes Eiffelandt was born on Sunday,
February 11, 1682. His birth and baptismal records state; Johannes
Eifflandt's little son was born into the world and was embodied in the
Lord Christ by Holy Baptism and was given the name Johannes. Johannes
died about 1721. His wife was Maria Magdalena and they were living in
Family,Julia Ann Stull 1814-1872 And
Her Ancestors, by Wayne V. Jones. Rentamt Evangelische Kirche,Bad
Hersfeld. Kirchenbuch Mecklar bei Bad Hersfeld,Hessen; Korchebuch
Hochheim bei Worms Marriage Record of Bergkirche in Hochheim;
Verbandesgemeinde Mannheim (Staadsamt) Kirchenbuch Nierderflorsheim und
Johann David Iffland, was the son of
Johannes Iffelandt and Mardt Lies__, and born in Tann and was baptized
at Mecklar bei Bad Hersfeld, Hessen. His baptismal and birth
records at Mecklar state; on July 21,1675 between the hours of 3 and 4
o'clock , a son was born to Johannes Iffelandt, tailor,at Tann and was
baptized July 27,1675, present his Godfather Johann Schach, the
forester, from Ludersdorf, and the child was named Johann Davidt.
Johann David married Rebecca Schneider, born about 1677/1678. of
Hochheim bei Worms in the Rhine Valley. The record at Kirchenbuch of
Bergkirch ( Reformed) Church states; 'Johann David Iffland, Johannes
Iffland's son from Mecklar in Hessen, married Rebecca, a daughter of
Johannes Schneider at the Bergkirche in Hochheim on November 2,1702.
Rebecca Schneider was confirmed in Bergkirche in 1693 at the age of 15
years. She was the daughter of Johannes Schneider "the younger', who
died in Hochheim in 1739 and his first wife , Anna Maria___. She had a
brother, Hans Henrich Schneider, who was born 1678/1679.
Johann David and Rebecca settled in
Morstatt (Morstadt), a village northwest of Hochheim and there they had
two children: Johannes Iffland born on October 24, 1704, birth and
baptismal records state; Johannes a son was born to Johan David, master
tailor and his wife Rebecca, from Morstatt, the Godfather was Johannes
Schneider from Hochheim bei Worms. A Daughter , Maria Magdalena, born
October 24,1706 and baptized October 28, the daughter of Johann David
Iffland and Rebecca, inhabitants at Morstatt,The Godparents were
Johannes Ifflandt, the brother of Johann David, and Maria Magdalena
Up until 1709, the time of their
departure for Rotterdam, neither of these children is shown yet to have
died in Morstatt. The passenger list for the ship on which the family
crossed the English Channel shows that they had only one child when
they embarked between 3 and 10,July 1709, and the subsistence lists
show they had only one child when they arrived in New York. It appears
that Maria Magdalena must have died en route to Rotterdam.
Johann David was a Hessian, not a
Palatine, by birth. He did live for a few years in the Palatinate area
from which they departed for America. The family embarked from
Rotterdam between July 3rd and 10th of 1709. He is listed as being on
the fifth ship of the ten ships that sailed from England, captained by
Captain Unthank. Johann David's name was spelled David Yslant on the
passenger list. After many delays they arrived in New York June 28,