Descendants of Johann Emerich Nunnemacher
of the Palatinate of the Rhine

Palatinate of the Rhine (14th - 18th C.)

Generation #1

Johann Emerich Nunnemacher

Johann Emerich Nunnemacher was born 1696 in Weyer, Palatinate of the Rhine (Germany). Johann's date of birth is calculated from his stated age as 45 when he immigrated to America in 1741. On 1/26/1717 in the Palatinate of the Rhine, Johann married Barbara Goesler b. c. 1699 Palatinate of the Rhine. And, their children were born in the Palatinate of the Rhine.

Located between the Main and Upper Rhine rivers and extending south to Switzerland, the Rhenish Pfalz was devastated by wars between Catholic France and Protestant German states, overpopulation, heavy taxation, and exceptionally harsh winters between 1708 and 1719. Conditions were rife for ex-migration. [Palatinate Immigration] Johann and family immigrated 9/29/1741 to Philadelphia PA aboard the Lydia, originally out of Rotterdam, Netherlands and last from Deal, England.

Johann and family migrated north to Bucks Co PA and purchased land in Rockhill Twp which became known as Ingram's Hill vic. Naceville PA. And, Johann became a naturalized citizen on 9/24/1762 in Philadelphia PA

From his 1776 will we learn that he was a joiner [carpenter] by trade and that he had married another woman named Judith. Johann wrote his will on 1/16/1776 and died before 5/20/1777 in Bucks Co PA. 

A List of Palatine Men's Names per the Lydia.
Out of Rotterdam. Last from Deal [England].
James Allen, Master. Qualified Sept. 29, 1741.
Hans Emric Nunmaker 45
Rinhard Nunmaker 20
Henry Nunmaker 16
Bucks Co PA Will Book 3 (1760-1778), p. 426:
John Emerick Nunnemacker of Rockhill, "Joiner."
January 16, 1776. Proved May 20, 1777.
Wife Judith. Plantation she was possessed of before our marriage, adj. Ulrich Sholler and Ludwick Benner.
Sons Johannes, Daniel, Henry, Jacob, and Solomon.
Daus. Barbara, widow of Mathias Sheetz; Mary, wife of Valentine Kramer. Grandchildren, George, Mathias, Godfrey and Henry Wilkeel [Wilkin] and their two sisters.
Son Henry and Friend George Nase, Blacksmith, exrs.
Wit: Geo. Nase and Abrm. Stout


    1. Johann Rinehart Nunnemacher

    2. Johann Henry Nunnemacher

    3. Christina Emerich Nunnemacher b. c. 1726 Weyer, Palatinate of the Rhine

    4. Johann Daniel Nunnemacher

    5. Johann Jacob Nunnemacher

York Warrant Register, Shrewsbury & Springfield Townships, Vol 5, p 42:
Warrant 4542, Survey 454, June 16, 1763 150 acres to Jacob Nunnemaker, York.
Surveyed Sep 8 1788 144 acres called "Heidlebergh" Patent May 23, 1767.

    6. Anna Barbara Nunnemacher

Shenandoah Co VA Deed Book G:, p. 440:
26 Feb 1790. Barbara Sheetz and Jacob Sheetz and Eve, his wife, sold to Henry Getting land which was a part of a larger tract of land granted to Mathias Sheetz, March 9, 1768 from the proprietor's office containing 1000 acres.

    7. Anna Maria Emerich Nunnemacher

    8. Johann Solomon Nunnemacher

Early German Settlers of York Co. PA:
[Solomon Nunnemacher] received a warrant for 50 acres on Dec 4, 1770.
York Co PA Deed Book 2-T, p. 91:
Sept. 11, 1790. [Solomon Nunnemacher] bought 60 acres from James Moore for 70 pounds, 7 shillings and 6 pence.
York Co PA Vol 5, p.38:
Warrent N-84 Survey 26. Solomon Nunemacker May 3 1793 35 acres, surveyed Aug 21, 1794 35.120 acres, Patent Aug, 8, 1810.
York Co PA Vol 5, p. 99:
Warrent N-92 Survey 892 Solomon Nonemaker Sept 10, 1794 19 acres, surveyed Sept. 29 1794 20.48 acres Patent August 8, 1810
York Co PA Will Book M, p. 248:
Will recorded Aug. 18, 1810. [Solomon Nunnemacher] wills plantation "Solomon's Wisdom" to wife and daughter.

Generation #2


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