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Reason Jacob Klahr Emiigrated In 1752
Posted by: Jack Klar Date: August 10, 2001 at 05:26:41
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Taken from Rex O. Matthews Book;

" You may be interested in the reasons for Jacob Klar's emigration. That seems to be entirely clear: The state of Bundenbach, consisting of two and a half villages and goverened by the barons of Cathcart and Carbiston was Lutheran. The KLAR and BAUMGARTEN families of Switzerland were Reformed or also called Calvinist, a different denomination. They went to the Reformed church in neighboring Lambsborn up to 1740. Then a governmental decree required the Bundenbach subjects to have their children baptized by the Lutheran pastor in Grossbundenbach. They had two additional children babtized there. Likely they did not want to become entirely Lutheran and emigrated. The tension between Lutheran believers and Reformed believers ended only in 1816 when the two churches united."

Also another passage reads;

" Klar, Jacob Vol. I , p 488; Vol. II,p 580 ( signature )
The Foreigners whose Names are underwritten, Imported in the ship Richard and Mary, John Moore, Master, from Rot[t]erdam and last from Portsmouth, took the usual qualifications to the Government, Before Joshua Maddox, Esquire. The Twenty Sixth Day of September 1752, No. 91. "


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