Notes for Philipp Kieffer: MARTIN CHRISTMANN 10 January 1674 Haguenau Notary Records: 6E16 #269 Soufflenheim 1674 Inventory made after death of MARTIN CHRISTMANN, in his lifetime a burgher in Soufflenheim who died 14days before Pentecost of passed 1673, leaving as heirs two children and his widow : ANNA KUSTER, the children named : Maria Magdalena and Simon. All this has been inventoried after the will has been opened and its content read by me royal notary of Haguenau. Passed in presence of Hans Jacob Schäffter mayor, Lorenz Schäffter forester of this area, and Hans Mez burgher and justice counselor, also Johann Jäckh, schoolteacher, all this on the 10th of January 1674.
PHILIP KIEFFER INVENTORY LAND RECORDS (All inventories searched from 1674-1682): HANS KIEREN: 09 August 1678 Acker: Ein Stickel ein seit Philips Kieffer, oben die Strass, unden die Bach. FIELDS: One small piece one side is PHILIPPS KIEFFER, upper part the road and down the river. [Perez did not translate the entire land record].
CLAUS TREYER & MARIA TREYER: 11 March 1679 DISTRICT NIEDERFELD One viertzel field (ein viertzel acker): One side PHILIPP KIEFFER, second side an ending, upper side Hans Ertz, down side Barthel Gerger. 4 Gulden [The person inheriting the property is not named. No page in the land record is mentioned. This land belonged to Maria Treyer]
HANS DOPPLER: 26 February 1682 DISTRICT GIRLENFELD One viertzel field: One side PHILIPP KIEFFER, the other side an ending, upper side Hans Ertz, down side Barthel Gerger. 4 Gulden. Goes to the widow (Maria). [The page in the land record is not mentioned.]
MARIA KAPP: 14 October 1682 DISTRICT GIRLENFELD AUFF DER ROTTEN One viertel: One side PHILIPPE KIEFFER, second side : not named, upper side Friedrich Kalckbrunner, down side Adam Obermäyer. 1 Gulden 5 s. Goes to Ottilia. [The page in the land record is not mentioned.]
MARIA KAPP: 14 October 1682 DISTRICT AN DER WIEDENHECKEN (In The Wiedenhecken) [part of District Girlenfeld?] 1/2 acker: One side PHILIPP KIEFFER, the other side Jacob Meyer, upper side the path down side the church property (Kirchen anwander). 10 Gulden. Goes to Georg. [The page in the land record is not mentioned.]
MARIA KAPP: 14 October 1682 DISTRICT IM ACKLOCH ECKLUMEN FELDT 1/2 acker: One side PHILIPS KIEFFER, other side : not named, upper side : den langen Zaun (long fence), down side : the path (den weeg), 1 Gulden 5 s. Goes to the father. [The page in the land record is not mentioned.]
MARIA KAPP: 14 October 1682 DISTRICT AUFF DEN WALDT (towards the woods) 1/2 acker: One side PHILIPP KIEFFER, other side Hans Kiren's heirs, upper side an ending down side the woods. 3 Gulden. Goes to Georg the upper viertel and to Ottilia the down viertel. [The page in the land record is not mentioned.]
OTILIA KAN Inventory Record 15 October 1682 HAGUENAU Notary Records, SOUFFLENHEIM Inventories, 6 E 16 Bundle #269 INVENTORY AND DESCRIPTION : All property in land and owned money of the deceased right honourable and virtuous Otilia Kan, wife of the right honourable : HANS KIEFFER, a burgher of Soufflenheim, as has been described on request of : l) the widower HANS KIEFFER 2d ) HANS JACOB 3d) ANNA BARBARA, in assistance of Joseph Guekert, burgher of this place, member of the justice council, this daughter single so far 4th) HANS PHILIPPS 5th ) HANS LORENTZ All of them having applied an oath, and in further presence of witnesses: Hans Jacob Schaffer, mayor, Johann Metz, member of the justice of Soufflenheim, and written by the royal notary of the resort of HAGUENAU undersigned, Frantz Willmann. Passed in Soufflenheim on the l5th October l682.
HANS KIEFFER Inventory Record 5 March l687 HAGUENAU Notary records: SOUFFLENHEIM Records: 6 E 16 Bundle #269 Inventory and description of property all included with liquidity and owned money, that has been left at the time of death by : the honourable HANS KIEFFER, a burgher in SOUFFLENHEIM, after his death as follows and on request of : 1st : ANNA BARBARA 2d : JACOB 3d : PHILIPP and 4th LORENTZ, all KIEFFER, and heirs of the above named who made no will before he died, this has been described in the presence of the right honourable bailiff of the district and town of HAGUENAU, royal representative: Johann Bartholome Huguin, and of Hans Jacob Schaffer, justice representative in Soufflenheim, and of Hans Metz, a member of the justice council of the same place, all of this undersigned by the notary Frantz Willmann, royal scribe for Haguenau resort; as passed in Soufflenheim the 5th of March l687.
Assets Philipp inherited from his parents in 1687(inherited 15.5 Gulden): His share of the house is 10 Gulden. On the place known as Bueben Seehl: - One fourth acre : One side is Diebolt Irr, the other side Hans Vögle, upper part is an end, under side is the Buben Schuhr. To Philipp. 4 Gulden. On the place known as auff den Graben: - One fouth acre in the Harten Veld: One side an end, second side and upper part are paths, down side another path. To Philipp. 1 gulden 5 s.
HANS ERTZ INVENTORY: 29 October 1691 Haguenau Notary Records: 6E16 #269 Inventory and description of all property left at time of death by the deceased right honorable HANS ERTZ burgher in Soufflenheim, who died leaving as heirs, first his widow MARIA GÖTZ, assisted by ANDRES GÖTZ burgher of the same place, 2. JACOB ERTZ, 3. MARIA, 4. CATHARINA, 5. GERTRUDT assisted By PHILIPP KIEFFER her elected guardian, all of them heirs of the deceased. Property described : often or Paul KIEFFER's heirs.
Hans Ertz Inventory 1691 : ONE HOUSE, YARD, BARN AND STABLE CONTAINING ONE VIERTEL: One side their heirs, second side Hans Jacob Schäffter, mayor, upper part is the common property and down is PHILIPP KIEFFER, a void place nearby pays to the church of Soufflenheim one fourth wax and is free and in all property except this as on page 206. And valued : 300 Gulden.
Hans Ertz Inventory 1691: ONE VOID FARMING PLACE: One side the common street, second side the heirs themselves, up is the common property, and down PHILIPP KIEFFER; estimation is 15 Gulden.
MARIA GÖTZ INVENTORY: 1694 Inventory ad description of property left at time of her death by deceased MARIA GÖTZ, widow of the deceased HANS ERTZ, also of the deceased Jacob ERTZ and MARIA ERTZ, who all have died here ; on requisition of : 1) Catharina and Gertrudt ERTZ, assisted by PHILIPP KIEFFER burgher in Soufflenheim, their guardian, respectively children of the deceased couple, and sisters of the named Jacob and Maria.
Maria Götz Inventory 1694: ONE HOUSE, YARD, BARN, STABLE, GARDEN IN SOUFFLENHEIM: One side the heirs themselves, other side Hans Jacob Scheffter, mayor, in front the common property, behind PHILIPP KIEFFER, pays each year one measure of wax. Estimated: 300 G
Maria Götz Inventory 1694: ONE EMPTY PLACE, FARM: One side the village main street, the other side the heirs themselves, in front the village road, and behind PHILIPP KIEFFER. Valued 15 G
JACOB KIEFFER Inventory 15 June 1701 Roeschwoog Notary Records, Soufflenheim Inventories, 6 E 33 Bundle #58 1701-1728. Inventory and description of all property left by the deceased JACOB KIEFFER, in his lifetime a burgher in Soufflenheim, and potter, who died here leaving as heirs, first, his widow MARIA FREY, assisted by Hans Peter Dobler, burgher and carpenter in this place, then as children: Mathis KIEFFER, burgher of this place, second heir, and third Gertrudt KIEFFER, assisted by Hans Jacob Zettwog her husband, both two children by first marriage of the deceased, fourth: Hans Georg, and fifth Hans Jacob, both children from second and last union, assisted by Philipp KIEFFER burgher of this place, uncle and guardian.
1701 CAPITATION TAX (12 March 1701) : Laurent Kieffer : 3 L Jean Martin Kieffer : 2 L Jacques Kieffer's widow : 4 L Philippe Kieffer : 8 L. Françoise, servant of Philippe KIEFFER : 1 L 10 s Mathis Kieffer : 3 L Georges Mitteweeg : 2 L Jean Jacques Zetweg : 4 L
It appears that Philipp was a farmer. Philip owned about 40 viertel of fields. His brother Jacob, who was a potter, owned only 7 viertel of land. This includes the fields Philip he gave away in his will that precedes his Inventory: Total property for Philip is as follow: Property listed in Inventory: Meadows: 3 Viertel Fields: 27.25 Barn & Stable: .25 Viertel (estimated). Property listed in Will: To Mathis: 4 Viertel (estimated) To All children of his brother Jacob: 3 Viertel (estimated) To Church: 2 Viertel TOTAL: 39.75 Viertel
PHILIPPS KIEFFER Will 17 June 1706 Roeschwoog Notary Records, Soufflenheim Inventories, 6 E 33 Bundle #58 Today the l4th of July in the year l7O6 Philipps Kieffer in bad health hopes in the almighty God to deliver him soon and take his soul and he recommends this to His Lord when his body will be back to the earth; and his will in regards to his property is, as he mentions in a perfect sane mind, as follows: First: PHILIPPS KIEFFER promises to his brother LORENTZ KIEFFER 5O gulden in liquidity, which sum he owes Lorentz on the house that he Lorentz has bought for him Philipps Kieffer. And so with this sum of 5O gulden Lorentz will feel satisfied with his share of the property. Second: Philipps KIEFFER promises to MATHIS KIEFFER, his deceased brother's son, a piece of land in the district Ecklach: One side is Andres Göetz's heirs, other side Jacob Lehmann's heirs, below is the Ecklach, upper side an ending. Same he Philipps Kieffer also promises to Mathis KIEFFER three additional small pieces of land in the same district. Same he Philipps Kieffer promises to the children of his deceased brother named: MATHIAS KIEFFER, HANS GEORG KIEFFER, JACOB KIEFFER and GERTRUDE KIEFFER, two pieces of land in the district named Girlenfeld on the Rountzenheim's way, one side is Hans Peter Dobler, the other side abuttings and Diebold Metz's heirs, below and upper side are endings. Same he Philipps Kieffer promises to the same his deceased brother's four children one piece of land in the district Hungerfeld: One side Joseph Burgerts, the other side Simon Uhrich, above is the Lichtenberg, down side a path. This property will be divided between the four of them at the time of his death, by agreement, and they must feel themselves satisfied with it, and this will be left out of the rest of the inheritance. Same he Philipps Kieffer promises to the Church of this place two pieces of land in the district named Hungerfeld: One side is the church property, the other side is Hans Berger, upper side the Riethen Berg, and the down side is Wendel Goetz and abuttings. Same he Philipps Kieffer orders that to compensate for this gift of the two pieces of land to the church, after his death, six holy masses should be read for the rest of his soul; and this land will continue to be property of the church in the future. Undersigned: Philipps Kieffer To testify all what is here above mentioned, the required witnesses have undersigned with their own hand: Hans Jacob Schuff. Hans Jacob Schaeffter, mayor. Joseph Giegellman, schoolteacher and scribe of this text.
Inventory HANS PHILIPPS KIEFFER 13 January 1707 Roeschwoog Notary Records: 6 E 33 Bundle #58 SOUFFLENHEIM 1707 Inventory and description of all property left at time of death by the deceased right honorable PHILIPP KIEFFER, in his lifetime a burgher in Soufflenheim, upon requisition made by: his widow: ANNA KUSTER, assisted by ADAM MAY her son in law and burgher in the same Soufflenheim 1) then 2) LORENTZ KIEFFER brother of the deceased, burgher of this place too, 3) the four children of the deceased JACOB KIEFFER, in his lifetime a burgher of this place, named: MATHIS, HANS GEORG KIEFFER, and HANS JACOB and GERTRUD KIEFFER, all of them his nephews and nieces. Made after the usual oath in presence of witnesses Honorable Hans Jacob Scheffter, the mayor of Soufflenheim, and testified by myself, royal notary Johann Bernauer, in Haguenau the 13th January 1707. Follows now the description of property starting with: THE HOUSE One house and yard and dependences, one side and the other the common land of Soufflenheim, on the Common street, near Joseph the Jew, and behind the common land, estimated only in the construction, as the widow owns the piece of land and soil. LAND IN THE BANN OF SOUFFLENHEIM MEADOWS IN THE DISTRICT OBERMATT One viertel of meadow: One side Adam May, the other side Hans Mätz, in the upper side is the river, and behind partly on the ditch, as described page 18 of land record. Two viertel of meadow: One side Hans Wagner, the other side the same, upper side an ending, and the river, down side is Hans Metzen as on page 21 of land record. FIELDS IN THE DISTRICT STIETTER HOFF Four viertel of fields: One side the path, the other the church, in the upper part the path, in the down part is Hans Vögle, and for one part the pond, as on page 45. IN THE DISTRICT MITTELFELD, OR WEYER One and one half viertel of field there: One side Adam Härtel, the other side Adam Mäyen, upper side the path, down part the river, as on page 48. IN THE WEIDENHECKEN DISTRICT One half viertel of field there: One side is Hans Vögel and Wendling Ertzen's heir for one part, another side is Georg Irr, upper side is an ending, down side abutting, as page 80. ON THE WAY TO ROUNTZENHEIM Three viertel of fields: One side Hans Metz, second side near Hans Peter Dobler, upper side abutting, down side an ending, as page 86. To (A) George and (B) Gertrude. IN THE DISTRICT NEAR FRIDERICH KALCHENBRENNER One viertel of field there: One side Claus Dreyer, second side Ottilia Irr, upper side the abutting, down side an ending, as page 88. IN THE DISTRICT HINTEN AUFF RODEN NEBEN DER SACKMATTEN One viertel of field there: One side Simon Ulrich, second side Peter Obermeyer, upper side is the Stab meadow, down is an ending, as page 91. One viertel of field: One side Andres Goetz, the other side Wendling Goetz's heirs, upper side is the Sackmatt, down is an abutting, as on page 92. DISTRICT NIEDERFELD IM GOTS HAUSSEL One viertel of field: One side Weyd Steckel Reiss, second side Simon Ulich, upper and down sides abuttings, as on page 104. To Mathis (his share). NIEDERFELD AUFF DEN STEINEN DISTRICT One and one half viertel field there: One side Bartel Jerger, second side Hans Metz, upper side and down abuttings, as on page 115. AUFF DIE KELBLEN One half viertel field there: One side Hans Stiffelmeyer, second side Mathis Widthoffner and Thomas Scheffter, upper and down sides the common land, as on page 121. To Mathis (agreed by Adam May). EIN ANDER GEWANDT AUFFS WERBHOLTZ One viertel field there: One side Adam Härtel, second side Georg Irr, upper side is an ending, down as on page 137. To Mathis according to dispositions. OTHER DISTRICTS: WERBHOLTZ, AND BORDERING WERBHOLTZ One viertel field there: One side Andress Stenck, second side Hans Peter Dobler, upper side the Werbholtz and down ending, as on page 144. DISTRICT ECKLACH HECKBLUM One viertel field there: One side Andres Goetz, second side Bartel Gerer, upper side is the hays named Kurtzhays, down as page 158. To Mathis according to disposition. DISTRICT AUFF DEN LANGEN BAUM DIE GEWAND One and one half viertel field there: One side Friedrich Kalckbrenner's heirs, second side Georg Irr, upper side the district in question, down an ending, as on page 165. To Mathis. DISTRICT AUFF DE LANGEN BAUM ZIEHENT Same district: One and one half viertel field : One side Andres Goetz, second side Hans Metz, upper side the Langen Baum district, down is an ending as on page 170. DISTRICT ECKLACH STOSSEND One half viertel field: One side Andres Goetz, second side Andres Goetz, upper side abutting, down the Ecklach, as on page 176. To Mathis as above. One viertel field: One side Simon Ulrich, second side church property, up and down same as on page 178. To Mathis as above. DISTRICT HUNGERFELD (Anwand auf den Riettenberg) Two viertel of fields: One side Joseph Burckhart's heirs, second side the church's goods, up and down the Lichtenberg as on page 183. Donated to the church as a legation. DISTRICT AUFF DIE STEIN GRUOB One half viertel field: One side Simon Ulrich, second side Joseph Brucharts's heirs, upper the Lichtenberg, down the path as on page 184. To (C) Jacob (his share). DISTRICT DAS RÖTTEL GENANNT One half viertel field: One side Georg Rössel, second side Magdalena Christmann, upper side the road, down on the Eichel garden as on page 52. UFF DIE SULSTEMATT NEBEN DEM EISSENSTEIN One half viertel field: One side Hans Metz, second side Hans Lohr, upper side ending, and down the path page 200. To Mathis (agreed by Adam May). GARDENS An empty barn and stable, on the common street, first and second sides is Hans Ertz, upper side is Hans Ertz, down is Hans Jacob Scheffter, as on page 206. MOBILE PROPERTY LIQUIDITY None BED AND BEDDING None TOILS None KITCHEN MATERIAL An old van. JOINERY One old working table in Bischwiller. BARRELS AND VANS None MATERIAL OF CULTURE One iron plough. HORSES None CATTLE One yellow cow. PIGS None DEBTS To Lorentz Kieffer: 50 Gulden. According to a disposition passed by Lorentz Kieffer his brother, at the time that he left all his inheritance share to him. DEBTS To the caplony here: 40 G To Martin Khiren as guardian of Diebold Metz's children: 50 G To Antoni Beding in Soufflenheim loan: 60 G To Lorentz Sensenbrenner: 14 G To the miller in Forstfeld: 8 G 6 d To the vicar on burial: 3 s Subtotal : 175 G 6 d DEBTS FOLLOWED To Hans Georg Halmbe: 1 G 5 s Hans Peter Meyer: 1 G 5 s Thomas Musenke: 5 s Sensenbrenner: 1 G The rope maker in Bischwiller: 1 R 5 s Monsieur Lagarde Vordriss zu Wickersheim Land tax: 2 s 4 d Adam May: 8 G Paul Mosser: 1G 8 s Mathis Kieffer: 2 G 1 s 4 d Lorentz Nolt: 4 s Antoni Beding: 6 s Lorentz Kieffer: 2 G1 s The mayor: 2 G 5 s Mathis Geiger: 6 s Jacob Kieffer's widow: 1 G TOTAL DEBTS: 204 G 4 d Compares Mathis Kieffer, one of the heirs in this inheritance, in his name and in this of his three other siblings, and in the name of Lorentz Kieffer his uncle, declares that the disposition passed on the14th of July 1706 is accepted by them all, so that they are satisfied with the 50 gulden and so the house and other property mentioned will go to the widow and her son-in-law and daughters. All accept these 204 G 4 d debts. He also engages himself to assist the widow in her needs and subsistence until her time of death. Passed on the 13th January 1707. [SIGNATURES] Mathis Kieffer (signs with his mark). Adam Mey. Hans Jacob Scheffter. Johann Paul Wolff, witness. Hatzel. Bernauer.
1710 CATHERINA SIGER AND HANS LOHR Inventory 11 March 1710 Roeschwoog Notary Records: 6 E 33 Bundle #58 SOUFFLENHEIM 1710 Inventory and description of all property left at time of death by CATHARINA SIGER, who died here 1 year and 4th previous to this, and by her husband HANS LOHR, burgher in Soufflenheim, also deceased four weeks ago, and this inventory has been made on requisition of 1st) CATHARINA ANGER, wife in second union of Hans Lohr, 2) LORENTZ KIEFFER'S deceased his three children, and also JACOB KIEFFER'S deceased his four children, who all declare themselves as heirs of deceased Hans Lohr, 3) deceased MARIA SIGER'S two children named : MATHIS and GERDRUT KIEFFER, the two nephews of deceased Catharina Siger (son and daughter of deceased Maria Siger, her deceased sister), after the oath has been taken and also in presence of HANS CARL BIEHLSTEIN, as son of her brother in law, and in presence of Hans Jacob Schefter, mayor, and of Michel Kiehlhoffner and Hans Peter Dobler, both burghers and members of the justice council of Soufflenheim, and of myself Johann Bernauer, royal notary of the bailiff district of Haguenau, record passed in Soufflenheim the 11 March 1710. - One small piece in district "Hungerfeldt, oben an der Steingruben" one side Joseph Burgert, the other side PPHILIPPS KIEFFER"S HEIRS, upper part the path, down is the Sultzmatt.
HANS JACOB BECKER 03 May 1711 Inventory: Roeschwoog Notary Records 6 E 33 Bundle #58 THE HOUSE: One house and farm, barn and dependencies, in the village of Soufflenheim, one side is the common street, second side Claus Dräher, in front the common property and behind on PHILIPP KIEFFER'S HEIRS. According to the motherly inheritance record passed on the 26th of July 1707, this house belongs to Maria Catharina and Anna Maria Beckher, both children by first marriage.
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