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Johannes Wendell Pulver

Male 1679 - 1747


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  • Born  1679  Rheinland, Prussia Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1747  Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I21962  Killmer Family
    Last Modified  16 Dec 2012 

    Family  Anna Catherine Busch,   b. 12 Oct 1677, Ertingen, Katholisch, Donau, Whurtlemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1712 and 1778 
    Married  Abt 1703  Wied, Rheinland, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    >1. Michael Pulver,   b. 26 Nov 1705, Palatine, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Pieter Wendell Pulver,   b. 1708, Rengsdorf, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1794, Pine Plains, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jacob Pulver,   b. 1709, Hunterstown, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN
     4. Conrad Pulver,   b. Abt 1711, Hunterstown, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN
     5. Anna Margareta Pulver,   b. Abt 1713, Hunterstown, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Gertraud Pulver,   b. 04 Dec 1721, Tarbush, Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F08190  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Johannes Wendel Pulver who was the first of the family to set foot in America. He brought his wife Anna Catherine and two sons, Michael and Peter , with him from Rotterdam in 1709. It was suggested that they traveled from Rengsdorf, Germany. They were transported to London England from Rotterdam.

      There in England, Queen Anne was sending those who wished to journey, to the new world in order to build up the English population, but under the stipulation that they must swear allegiance to English Crown, hence was the stop in London. It was prior to their departure in 1709 when they were joined with the son Jacob.

      They arrived in New York 1710 where they settled in Rheinbeck NY. It was there that they were joined by Conrad abt.1711, Anna Margreta abt. 1713 and Gertrud,(?) birth date, christened 15 December 1721. Solomon Pulver was s/o Jacob Pulver and Catherina Burger. Jacob was s/o Michael Wendel and Anna Catherin Mohr Pulver. Christina was d/o Martin Burger (aka Johann Martinus Burkhardt) and Ursula Frolich.

      The Pulvers arrived in America in 1709. Although the family was probably of Swiss origin, they had lived in the Palatine area of Germany for at least a century. Due to famine, Johannes took his family to Rotterdam, Holland, with the promise of passage to New York if would help the English develop lands within the colony. On June 10, 1709, they sailed from Rotterdam to England and on June 21 continued on to America.

      The Pulver family was settled in the "East Camp," now known as Germantown, N.Y. About 1716 they moved to the Rhinebeck area along with other dissatisfied Palatines. This is where the "Church of Flats" was located (near the present intersection of Routes 9 and 9G, North of Rhinebeck Village).

      Michol Pulver was a deacon in his church from 1741 to 1757. His brother Peter probably served in this capacity as well. The congregation was made up of German Calvinists and German Lutherans. The church was originally erected in 1716 and existed until at least 1802. The Pulvers (Peter and Jacob, at least) apparently left the assemblage in a Lutheran scism which occured in 1729, forming St. Peter's Lutheran Church (a.k.a. Old Stone Church). According to records of the Rhinebeck Dutch Reformed Church, "Wendel Pulver" was a member of the committee of Calvinists that gave money to the Lutheran section when it divided. This occurred on Dec. 10, 1729.

      There is no record of the death of Johannes Wendell Pulver. It is assumed that he was buried at home or at the cemetery in the flats, which is small and has lost most of its markers. However, Johannes name is not mentioned in any records dated past 1747.

      Appears on 1709 list of Palatines from Deptford, England, as Wendel Bulffer. They were on Captain Duk's ship, next to Daniel Busch, father-in-law.

      The Simmendinger Register lists him as Wendel Polffer, with wife and children, settling in Hunterstown.

      1720 census shows him living in Livingston Manor, Albany Co., NY

  • Sources 
    1. [S00038] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998;).