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Descendants of Henrich Scharfenstein

Generation No. 3

4. JOHANN PETER3 SCHARFENSTEIN (THEIB2, HENRICH1) was born in Germany, and died Unknown. He married MARIA MARGARETHA BAUER November 23, 1713 in Neuwied, Germany, daughter of WILHELM BAUER and VERONICA WOLF. She was born in Germany, and died 1777 in Greenwich, Sussex Co.NJ.

Notes for J
According to "The Early Germans of New Jersey" by Chambers, page 148, It is
quite probable that the Sharps, as the name is now spelled came from the
vicinity of Rhinebeck. If that should be the case, then their origin in
the old country was in the town of Sassenberg, County New Witt or Neuwied,
and their arrival was as early as 1710. They are found in New Jersey as
early as 1734. According to the book, More Palatine Families, by Henry Z
Jones, page 225, has a section on Johann Peter Scharfenstein
(Scharffenstein, Sharpenstin, Sharpenstine, Sharpestone, Sharp). The
following was copied from this section: This branch of the later-arriving
family originated in the Westerwald at 5232 Flammersfeld (23 km. North of
Neuwied; Churchbooks begin 1666, but gaps) and then was found at 5450 Niede
rbieber (2 km. north of Neuwied; Churchbooks begin 1665). The grandfather
of this particular Scharfenstein emigrant was Henrich Scharfenstein at
Altenhofen. Matthias Scharfenstein, son of Henrich Scharfenstein at
Altenhofen, married October 1669, Maria, daughter of Jacob Baale from
Sessenbach in the parrish of Nauert in Trierischen Gebiet; this marriage
was proclaimed at Flammersfeld and preformed at Nauert. Peter
Scharfenstein, son of late ThieB Scharfenstein from Reiferscheit, had his
marriage proclaimed in 1713 to Maria Margaretha, daughter of the late Wilhe
lm Bauer from Segendorf in the parish of Bieber in Neuweid (Flammersfeld
Churchbook). The Niederbieber registers show that Peter Scharfenstein from
Flammersfeld married 23 Nov 1713 Maria Margaretha Bauer.** The section
goes on to talk about the Bauer family which can be read in the comments of
Johann Peter's wife Maria Margaretha. On page 226 it lists the children.

Notes for M
According to the book, More Palatine Families, by Henry Z Jones, page 225,
the Bauer family is a old one at Niederbieber and had ties to many imigrant
families. Maria Margaretha, daughter of Wilhelm Bauer and wife Veronica at
Segendorf, was baptized 11 Dec 1692-sponsered by Marg.- wife of Johannees
Lang, Maria Cath.- daughter of Christ Fisher, and Philip surviving son of
Michel Bauer. Wilhelm Baur married 10 Dec 1680 Veronica, daughter of the
late Wilhelm Wolf at Segendorf "came during procl. in childbed and married
at home, at the same time the child was baptized." Wilhelm, son of
Johannes Bauer and Christina at Seg. was baptized 14-Feb 1658 - sp.:Wilhelm
Wolf at Seg. ans Johannata - wife of Jonas Volpart there. Wilhelm Bauer at
Segendorf died 20 Jan. 1697, aged 39 years old, Christina widow of Johannes
Bauer at Seg., was buried 31 March 1681 aged (more than) 60 years. Wilhelm,
son of Herbert Wolf at Seg., married 11 Nov 1657 Christina, daughter of
Wilhelm Arndges(?); Wilhelm Wolf at Seg., was buried 28 April 1673, aged
about 50 years. --- I discovered that Maria Margaretha remarried after the
death of her first husband. On page 91 of the book "More Palatine Families
", by Henry Z Jones, Jr. (1991) is shown Christoffel Falkenburg and wife
Maria Bauer sp. Jacob Scherfenstein at Red Hook, Dutchess Co., N.Y. in
1758. According to a will dated June 10, 1776, Margaret Falkenburg of
Greenwich, Sussex Co., was the wife of Christopal Falkenburg and the mother
of Jacob Sharp, Christeen Shulths, Christain Sharps, aand Margaret Tomers.
This will was proven September 29, 1777 (Lib. 18, p.658).

Children of J
5. i.   JOHN4 SHARPS-SCHARFENSTEIN, b. Germany; d. 1770, Greenwich, Sussex Co, NJ.
6. ii.   CHRISTIANA MARGARET SCHARFENSTEIN, b. April 16, 1713, Germany; d. October 20, 1789, New York State.
7. iii.   JACOB SCHARFENSTEIN, b. 1716, Germany; d. 1822, New York.
  iv.   MARIA EVA SCHARFENSTEIN, b. May 26, 1718, Germany; d. Unknown.
Maria was discovered in the book, "More Palatine Families", by Henry Z
Jones, page 226. In the book it shows Maria Eva, baptized 6 June 1718 -
sp.: Johann Regagen and Maria Eva - eldest daughter of Johann Regagen at
Segendorf. Was she the daughter Maria Margaretha who died in 1719 at age 1

  v.   CHRISTAIN SHARPENSTONE, b. March 01, 1719/20, Germany; d. May 29, 1794, Greenwich, NJ; m. HELENA; d. Unknown.
According to "The Michael Shoemaker Book", page 432, Christain Sharpenstone
(Scherb) was born March 1722, died May 29-30,1794, and was buried in one
of the Greenwich, N.J., cemeteries. He was married to Helena _______, and
their home was near the Johnson Iron Works. in Greenwich, N.J, in 1764. In
the "Pennsylvania Journal" of August 30,1764, an Edward Murphy, living on
"Derham Road, near Tehekin Creek, in Bedminster twp., Bucks Co., Pa.,
published a card offering a reward 5 pounds for the apprehenion of one
Daniel McAfee, desribed as wearing a thickset olive colored coat, a red
jacket and breeches, but has a blue coat and jacket also." He has followed
weaving for some time past at Christian Sharp's house, near Johnson's Iron
Works in Hunterdon Co., N.J.. In the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey,
Volume 65, Number #1, page 6, is the Statement, Affidavit, Petition and
Certificate of Naturalization of Christian Sharppenstein (Sharp). The
records is from 1757 and shows witnesses Jacob Starns and Christphal
Falckenberger. The record also mentiones the Minister John Conrad Wirtz at
Rackoe. According to the diary of John Reading (Genealogical Magazine of
New Jersey, Vol 63, p 43), November 11 1748, John Reading Surv'd almost 100
acres for Chris Ffalkenbergen. He spent the remainer of the day in an
Agreement between Chris and his son in law Christain Sharpenstein.
******************************** The Will of Christain Sharpenstone was
made Sept. 27,1793, and was probated July 31,1794. It is filed at Trenton
N.J. He gave his whole estate to his wife, Helena, during her lifetime. He
also named his brother Jacob, and Henry, oldest son of Jacob; his sister
Christianna Schultz, his nephew Peter; his nephew John; his niece
Elizabeth, wife of William Woolwever; his grandnephew Christian Shipman (to
whom he had already conveyed 50 acres of land); David Hawk on account of
services rendered. He also gave 50 pounds to the "German Meeting House at
the Straw". He provided that after the decease of his wife, the residue of
his estate should pass to his grandnephew Christian Sharpenstone, son of
his nephew, John Sharpenstone. The will of Christain Sharpenstone makes no
reference to any children. His wife, Helena and her nephews, Peter and
John Sharpenstone, were named executors. I originaly found Christian in
"Early Germans of Northwest New Jersey." According to the book, More
Palatine Families, by Henry Z Jones, page 226, Christian was born 1 March
1720 - sp.: Christian Fischer and Elisabetha Catharina Hertzog, both of
Segendorf. He bought 250 acres from Christopher Falconberg 9 Nov 1752 at
Bloomsbury,New Jersey.

  Notes for HELENA:
Helena name was found in the will of her husband, Christian Sharpenstone.

  vi.   ANNA MARIA SCHARFENSTEIN, b. May 02, 1722, Germany; d. 1724, Germany.
I found Anna Maria in the book, "More Palatine Families", by Henry Z Jones,
om page 226. The book shows that her sponsored were Johann Matthias
Fischer from O.O. and Anna Maria - widow of Johann Wilhelm Rockenfeller at

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