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Some Early History
Posted by: George M. Nobles (ID *****2774) Date: April 06, 2003 at 20:32:54
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This is from Wendy Barron one of the premier Colclasure Researchers:


Generation No. 1

1. JOHAN HENDRICK1 KALCKGLESER1 was born Abt. 1696 in Frankenthal,
Rhineland Palantinte, Germany, and died 29 Dec 1748 in Ephrata, Lancaster
Co., Pennsylvania2,3. He married (1) ANNA FLYS LAYENS 28 Feb 1722/23 in
Surhuisterveen, West Friesland, Netherlands4. He married (2) AGNES ANNA
MARGARETHA Bef. 1729. She died 1757 in Ephrata, Lancaster Co.,
Pennsylvania5,6.

Notes for JOHAN HENDRICK KALCKGLESER:
Frankenthal, a small city north of Mannheim in the Palatinate, Germany. It
was one of the centers of radical pietistic activity in the early 18th
century. Interrogations of imprisoned Pietists in Heidelberg in 1708
revealed that a number of dissenters were active in a conventicle in
Frankenthal. Sharp governmental repression caused them to migrate
elsewhere; several moved to the Marienborn area. Among those from
Frankenthal who joined the Brethren were Johann Heinrich Kalckloser and
Johann
Heinrich Traut.
"European Origins" (1968) index; H.G. Renkewitz,, Hochman von Hochenau.

Marienborn, a territory in Germany known in the early 18th century as a
place of asylum for religious dissenters. Its administrative center was
Budingen, lying northeast of Frankfurt/Main. The complete name of the
territory was Ysenburg-Budingen-Marienborn, one of the four units carved
from the territory of Ysenburg-Budingen in the 17th century. Count Ernst
Casimir of Ysenburg-Budingen made the area famous with his remarkable edict
promising religious freedom to settlers (1712).
Most of the Palatines who joined the Brethren in the region settled in
villages belonging to Marienborn-Dudelsheim, Eckhartshausen, Himbach,
Rohrbach, and Stockheim. Alexander Mack, Sr. and Johannes Naas conducted a
series of baptisms there from 1711 to 1714. Peter Becker was one of the few
Marionborn subjects, as opposed to settlers (refugees), to become a member.
Count Karl August of Marienborn wished to pursue a policy of religious
tolerance but was not prepared to allow overt separatist activity. His
position stiffened when the Community of True Inspiration began its
charismatic campaign in 1714. Settlers and subjects were given the options
of restricting their religious practices to their own homes or leaving the
territory. The Brethren chose to leave rather than to be disobedient to the
commands of Christ, as they understood them. Most moved to Krefeld.
The Brethren Encyclopedia Philadelphia and Oak Brook, Illinois:1983 Vol II

More About JOHAN HENDRICK KALCKGLESER:
Died 2: 29 Feb 1747/48, As recorded in "A History of The German Baprtist
Brethren in Europe and America by Martin Brumbaugh A.M. PHD
Burial: Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania
Occupation: Minister and weaver

Marriage Notes for JOHAN KALCKGLESER and ANNA LAYENS:
Surhuisterveen, a village in Friesland (Netherlands). Thirty Brethren
families led by Alexander Mack, Sr., settled there in 1720 after leaving
Schwarzenau/Eder. Surhuisterveen was located in a marshy area first
colonized by Mennonites. The main occupation were digging drainage canals
to prepare the land for farming and cutting peat.
It is not known exactly why the Schwarzenau Brethren went there. The
nearby city of Groningen had a flourishing Collegiant community, there was a
strong immersionist movement among the Mennonites at Leeuwarden, another
city in the region. Surhuisterveen had been suggested as a place of
settlement for Swiss Anabaptist refugees in 1710 and 1711 but the plan was
not implemented. It appears that the Brethren had been given counsel by
their friends in the Netherlands that the village would be a safe place to
choose for settlement.
The Brethren held their meetings in a house across from the meetinghouse of
the Waterland Mennonite congregation. They baptized in a nearby pond called
Kortwolde; in 1981 the site was still known but it was a pasture. Seven
Brethren marriages were registered in the record books at Leeuwarden. The
Brethren were given the credit for introducing the cultivation of potatoes
to the area. It is said that Brethren disapproved at first of the local
custom of ice-skating, thinking that it was of the devil.
The Surhuisterveen Brethren were in contact with Brethren who had gone from
Krefeld to Pennsylvania in 1719. Evidently information and appeals from
Brethren in Pennsylvania were instrumental in causing most of those in
Surhuisterveen to decide to migrate to North America. They sailed from
Rotterdam on the Allen in 1729.
A. Tjoelker, Surhuisterveen, Een Dorpstudie (1947); European Origins (1958)
292-96; W.G. Willoughby, "Counting the Cost" (1979) 105-17 passim; D.F.
Durnbaugh, "Brethren Beginnings"


More About JOHAN KALCKGLESER and ANNA LAYENS:
Marriage: 28 Feb 1722/23, Surhuisterveen, West Friesland, Netherlands7

More About AGNES ANNA MARGARETHA:
Died 2: 1758, As recorded in "A History of The German Baprtist Brethren in
Europe and America by Martin Brumbaugh A.M. PHD
Burial: Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania

More About JOHAN KALCKGLESER and AGNES MARGARETHA:
Marriage: Bef. 1729

Children of JOHAN KALCKGLESER and ANNA LAYENS are:
2. i. JACOB2 KALCKGLOSER, b. Germany.
ii. CHRISTOFFEL KALCKGLOSER, b. Frankenthal, Rhineland Palantinte, Germany;
m. MARIA MAGDELENA LIESEL8, Bef. 1729, Netherlands or Germany.

More About CHRISTOFFEL KALCKGLOSER and MARIA LIESEL:
Marriage: Bef. 1729, Netherlands or Germany

iii. EMMANUEL KALCKGLOSER, m. KATHERINE UNK .


This is becoming quite a large family.
Happy Hunting,
George


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