An Alderfer Family Line
This information comes primarily from The Alderfers of America: History and Genealogy by Helen Alderfer Stanley, 1972. Ann M. Woodlief, Compiler. Please e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to download or if you have corrections or additions.
Lienhart Hans Altöerfer & Anna Barbara
He was bor n Oct. 10, 1674 in Kloten Switzerland (just NE of Zurich); he died Mar 2, 1735/1736 in Steinsfurt Germany.
Genealogy: He was the son of Hans Altöerfer (1641-1694), m. 5 Dec. 1665 Kloten, Elizabeth Fretz (1640-?).
Hans was the son of Jacob Altorfer(1603-1664), m. 10 May 1623 Vereena Maag (1607-1671)
Jacob was the son of Hans Altorfer (1588-23 Jan 1614/15), m. 2 Dec. 1593 Anna Schmidt (-1638 Basel).
Hans was the son of Jacob Altorfer (1537 Rudi Switzerland-31 Mar 1585 Kloten) m, Elizabeth Keller.
Jacob was the son of Ruedi Altorfer (1510 Kloten-1557 to 1602)
Frederick Alderfer (Altörfer) & Anna Detweiler [Clemmer]He was born 18/5/1715 in Steinsfurt, Germany. He came on the Samuel to Philadelphia in 1733. He signed an indenture with Hans Klemer (Clemmer) in Salford. In 1738 he married his widow, Ann Detweiler Clemmer (born 1715, daughter of Hans Detweiler and Susanna of Skippack; family emigrated before 1725) who had two small daughters, Susanna and Catherine (m. John Hunsberger). For 8 pounds, thirteen shillings and six pence, Frederick took over the 56 acres claimed by Hans, signing a deed with John, Thomas, and Richard Penn. He was naturalized in 1743. In 1776 he owned 490 acres, a house, a grist mill, 4 horses, 5 cows, 8 sheep. He died 7/11/1801; she had already died on 18/1/1767.
Jacob, see next Mary, 1742-1777 John, 1745-1820, m. Elizabeth Rosenberger Abraham, 1747-1825, m (1) Catharine Benner, (2) Esther Benner [Souder] Joseph, 1751-1831, m. Maria Moyer Susanna, 1754-1759
Alderfer Home in Harleysville
Jacob Alderfer & Elizabeth KolbHe was born 5/1/1739. Around 1770 he married Elizabeth, born 1749, and the daughter of "Strong Isaac Kolb" and Gertrude Ziegler. [Isaac Kolb, 3/28/1711-.7/23/1776, m. Geertrauta Ziegler. Children: Catharine, Jacob, Michael, Isaac, Elizabeth, Abraham, Dillman, Sarah, Susanna, Gertraut and Hannah. He was the son of Jacob Kolb, the son of Dielman and Agnes Kolb. See Descendants of Dielman Kolb and Agnes Schumacher of Wolfsheim, Germany for more details.] Isaac, Christian Funk, and Andrew Ziegler described the life of the Mennonite leaders in a 1773 letter to the Holland Mennonites. They said they had come to this country very poor and had to work hard at their livelihood, giving little time for writing. Their ministerial work was done without remuneration. They preached in German and followed the Articles of Faith adopted by the Mennonites in 1632.
Jacob and Elizabeth eventually owned a farm of 211 acres and a stone house. He and his brother enrolled in Captain Andrew Campbell's company during the war. He bought several farms in 1790 and 1792, had a total of 456 acres. He died suddenly 16/7/1797 without a will; his goods were inventoried in 1798 (copy on file). She died 1827. Both are buried in the Salford Mennonite Cemetary.
Frederick K., see next Isaac K., m (1) Hannah Oberholtzer; m (2) Elizabeth Oberholtzer Gertrude K., m. John Kinsey Ann K., m. Jacob Kinsey Jacob K., m. Margaret Van Fossen
Frederick K. Alderfer ("the saddler") & Elizabeth HageyHe was born 22/9/1771. Elizabeth, born 5/12/1772, was the daughter of Daniel Hagey (3/4/1746-2/3/1839), a cordwainer, and Mary O. Hackman (8/16/1745-11/16/1821), both buried in Franconia Mennonite Cemetary. Elizabeth is reputed to have had red hair "the color of a ripe pumpkin." They married in 1795. He bought his 100 acre farm in Salford Twp from the estate of Peter Freed. He died 11/7/1852; she died 1/10/1852. Both are buried in the Salford Mennonite Cemetary.
Mary (Pollie) H., m. John C. Hendricks Elizabeth (Betsie) H., m. Joseph R. Detweiler Jacob H., m. Catharine C. Godshalk Daniel H., m. Lydia H. Freed John H., m. Catherine Nice Catherine H. Sarah (Sallie) H., m. Henry Cassel Godshalk