Notes for Hans George Kieffer: There are two adult Kieffer's named Hans George living in Soufflenheim in the first half of the 1700's. Since one of the George Kieffer's is definitely the son of Jacob Kieffer, the other George Kieffer must be the son of Mathis Kieffer and thus married to Barbara Lehman and Anna Maria Becker. In 1723 Barbara Lehman was single and must have been at least two years older than her brother Andres who was 20 years old. So she was probably born about 1699. Now that she inherited some property she probably married within a year or two, at age 23-25, so she probably married George Kieffer about 1724 at about age 25. If George married at in 1724 at age 25 then he was born in 1699.
The inheritance records listing ALL people named Leyman have been checked through 1728 (plus Barbara Leymann's 1736 inventory]. The only Leymann inventory record that can definitely be linked to Barbara Leymann is the 1723 Inventory of her father Thomas Leyman, and the 1724 inventory of Andres Geiger the husband of her sister Anna Maria Leymann. Barbara's 1736 inventory lists Andres Leymann as the guardian of her child, and since Barbara had a brother named Andres, then Thomas Leymann MUST be her father.
Father of Barbara Leymann THOMAS LEYMANN : 06 April 1723 Roeschwoog 6 E 33 #58 : Inventory and description of all property left at time of death by THOMAS LEYMAN, who died 10 years earlier here leaving as heirs : 1) MARIA WAGNER his widow 2) ANNA MARIA LEYMANN, married to ANDRES GEIGER 3) BARBARA, 4) ANDRÈS LEYMANN, aged 20 years, the three children of the deceased and widow. [Major of years for women was age 20, so this is why her age is not given. In 1723 Barbara was single and must have been at least two years older than her brother Andres who was 20 years old. So she was probably born about 1699. Now that she inherited some property she probably married within a year or two, at age 23-25, so she probably married George Kieffer about 1724 at about age 25]
Brother-In-Law of Barbara Leymann ANDRES GEIGER: 01 April 1724 Roeschwoog 6 E 33 #58: Inventory and description of all property left at time of death by Andres Geiger leaving as heirs : 1) ANNA MARIA LEYMANN widow, assisted by Peter Brucker. 2) BARBARA 3) MARIA 4) MARGARETHA GEIGER, assisted by THOMAS MOSSER their guardian and cousin.
MARIA SIGLER (Siegel) Inventory 29 July 1707 Roeschwoog Notary Records, Soufflenheim Inventories, 6 E 33 Bundle #58 SOUFFLENHEIM 1707 Inventory and description of all and any property left at time of her death by MARIA SIGLER, established as required by first : MATHIS KIEFFER, burgher in Soufflenheim her husband 2nd) Johannes, 3rd) Hans Goerg KIEFFER, in their name has compared their elected guardian Hans Jacob Zetwog (Mathis Kieffer's brother-in-law], burgher in Soufflenheim, and 4th) Adam, who has died after his mother, so the husband of the deceased and her three children, passed after the proper oath was taken, and in presence of Hans Jacob Scheffter, mayor in the named Soufflenheim, all of this having been written down by me Johann Bernauer, the royal notary of Haguenau, passed in Soufflenheim on the 29th of July 1707. Upon this follows the inventory in itself and in first place is: THE HOUSE: One house with yard and dependence in the village of Soufflenheim, first and second side the common street, in front the road, on the back Josel the Jew, has been estimated :100 Gulden. NB: The present house and dependencies should be given first to the three children, but in fact it has been given on auction to the widower and his present wife, Maria Irr, because the two living sons are too young to manage it, so that it has been given to both sons for their second share : 66 Gulden 6 s 8 d. When this sum will be paid to the two children by their father and step mother, the children still will have to receive a balance of : 3 R 7 s 10 d. [See Maria Sigler Inventory for the translation of the middle section of this inventory.] In front of me royal notary of Haguenau compared personally Mathis KIEFFER the father and burgher of Soufflenheim, and with him Maria Irr his present wife, and both explained that as the house has been given over to them by cession, they would assume the debts in this inheritance and so for Johannes and Hans Georg Kieffer an amount of 260 Gulden, 8 schillings 10 pfennings, and that with this payment they will be exempted of any mortgage and will hold the children in good situation of life, and promise that they will hold this in good state for the children's personal property. This has been agreed and signed in presence of Hans Jacob Scheffter, mayor, and of Hans Peter Dobler, both undersigned with the notary in Soufflenheim on the 29th of July in year 1717. Signaures: Marked by: Mathis x Kieffer and Maria x Irr. With own hand each: Hans Jacob Scheffter, Hans Peter Dobler, Hans Jacob Zetwoch, Hatsel
MATHIS KIEFFER AND MARIA IRR Cession Of Property July 19, 1707 Roeschwoog Notary Records, Soufflenheim Inventories, 6 E 33 Bundle #58 In front of me the undersigned, in the royal bailiwick in Haguenau, royal notary in title came personally here : Mathis KIEFFER (the father) burgher in Soufflenheim, and with him Maria Irr his present wife, and brought for that : On occasion of the cession of their house, where a credit in money, in this inventory mentioned as due by the two sons JOHANNES and HANS GEORG KIEFFER, in amount of 62 Gulden 8 schilling and 10 pfennings on the house in question that they both received ; the parents undersigned decide that both will now have this house in total property, and free of the named amount in the future ; so that this house is now theirs without mortgage of costs, as far as they on their side promise to keep it into good standing ; so that this entry and agreement has been signed to both parents who compared to this and by Hans Jacob Scheffter, mayor of this place, and by Peter Dobler as witness, with me notary in Soufflenheim on the 19th of July in year 1707. Signed : Mathis Kieffer and Maria Irr (marked both with their hand), Hans Jacob Scheffter, Hans Peter Dobler, Hans Jacob Zetwoch, Hatsch [researcher's note: this is a complement to an inventory of property, prior to their death, or cession of their house to their sons]
BARBARA LEYMANN Inventory 01 March 1736 Roeschwoog Notary Records: 6 E 33 #59 SOUFFLENHEIM 1736 Inventory and description of all mobiliary and immobiliary and liquidity all included left at time of death by deceased honorable BARBARA LEHMANN, wife of GEORG KIEFFER burgher in Soufflenheim ; she died two months ago and left as her heirs : 1st : her widower here present and requiring this inventory, 2nd : BARBARA KIEFFER their daughter and only child aged about one year ; in her name compared as her guardian Andres Lehmann, burgher of this place, elected to this quality who spoke his oath together with the widower, in presence of further witnesses Johann Jacob Schaefter mayor, Michell Köhlhoffer and Adam May, all of them burghers and member of the local justice ; and attested by me, royal notary of the district of Haguenau, Johann Paul Wolff undersigned. 1st March 1736.
This is probably the House of George Kieffer married to Maria Beck: Inventory of Conrad Beck 14 October 1740 THE HOUSE: Same. One house and dependences, in the village of Soufflenheim in district “in der Steig”(on the slope). One side Mathis Beck son, other side Adam Köhlhoffer, behind on Hans Georg Keÿsser, and for a part on Georg Kieffer, in front the common street.
ANNA MARIA GÖLTZER 20 July 1740 Roeschwoog 6E33 #59 Inventory and description of the property left at time of death by Anna Maria Göltzer, wife of Conrad Beck, burgher of this place, where she died 7 weeks ago leaving as requested heirs : 1) the widower Conrad Beck 2) Maria Beck assisted by Franz Vögele her husband 3) Mathis Beck burgher of this place 4) Magdalena Beck single 5) Catharina Beck assisted of Andres Wagner her husband 6) Maria Beck assisted by Hans Georg Kieffer her husband 7) Johannes Beck aged 19 The elected guardian is Michel Albrecht, burgher of this place, so he widower and 6 children of the couple.
In presence of witnesses Philipp Kieffer, mayor here, and Anton Jäck, member of the local justice, in front of the royal notary Johann Paul Wolff.
CONRAD BECK 14 October 1740 Roeschwoog 6E33 #59 Inventory of the deceased Conrad Beck, in his lifetime a burgher of Soufflenheim who leaves as children and heirs the requesting: 1) Mathis Beck, burgher here 2) Johannes Beck, burgher of this place 3) Maria Beck 4) Magdalena Beck 5) Catharina Beck 6) Anna Maria Beck The guardian is Michel Albrecht for Johannes Beck, and Dominique Meyer assisting Madeleine Beck. The witnesses are Philippe Kieffer mayor of Soufflenheim, Andreas Vögele and Anton Jäck, members of the justice, the notary is Johann Paul Wolff. [Comments by Maria Peres: "The signature page contains additional information for some of the children, heirs, husbands and wives as follows: Mathis Beckh x (cross) Catharina Beckerin x cross dochter (daughter) Andreas Wagner x dochtermann (son in law) Magdalena Beckerin, dochter, ledig (daughter, single) Dominic Meyer als beystand (Dominic Meyer, guardian) Anna Maria Pauli, Sohns frau (daughter in law) Anna Maria Beckerin, dochter (daughter) Hans Georg Kieffer x dochtermann (son in law) Michel Albrecht, Beystand (guardian) So, men are named Beck or Beckh, and the women are named women Becker (in). I believe that Johannes could be burgher as son of a burgher, and young (19 years old as on his mother's Inventory - Inventory of Anna Maria Göltzer, 20 July 1740) ; there is also a guardian named even for a major son if he is absent at that time, or has some incapacity ; single women of course do have a guardian also. Major women are represented by their husband. It may be a mistake that Johannes was in fact not a burgher at that time, only Mathis".]
Inventory of NICLAUS TRÄHER 08 January 1727 27th section District im Girlenfeld, near the property of Ursula Ulrich, close to the path to Rountzenheim: One viertzel field there, contains 1/2 viertzel 9 ruthen 4 shoes. One side near Paul Kieffer’s heirs, and Thomas and Georg Schaffter, second side Mathis Kieffer’s son, Hans Georg, upper part and down other properties as on page 77b. To Margareth F.
This could possibly be Hans Geoge Kieffer married to Maria Beck. Inventory of NICLAUS TRAHER 10th district anwand im Werbholtz häckel, neben der kurtzen Heck: One and one half viertzel field there contains 1 viertzel 2 ruthen 14 shoe. One side near Hans Georg Kieffer, second side Ottilia Meÿer, up the way, down the way, as on page 153a. To widow.
GEORGE KIEFFER 27 February 1749 Roeschwoog Notary Records: 6 E 33 #61 SOUFFLENHEIM 1749 Inventory and description of all property mobiliary and immobiliary left at time of death by deceased GEORG KIEFFER, in his life a burgher here who died one fourth year ago, which property is required by : 1st : ANNA MARIA BECKHER, his widow, assisted by HANS BECKH burgher of this place, her brother, 2nd : Andres Lehmann burgher of this place in name of BARBARA KIEFFER, aged 15 years, child by first marriage, then 3rd : JACOB KIEFFER burgher of this place, in name of MARIA CATHARINA, aged about 11 years, HANS GEORG aged about 10 years, ANNA MARIA, aged about 7 years, JOSEPH, aged about 5 years, LORENZ aged about 4 years, and ANTONI, 1 year old, acting as their guardian. All of them first gave their oath in presence of Andres Vogele, mayor, Adam Müller, member of the justice. Passed in Soufflenheim on the 27th of February in year 1749. Here follows now the inventory starting first with: THE HOUSE One small house and garden near by in the village of Soufflenheim, on the common street, upper part also the street, down the river Zichbach, contains 8 ruthen. It is on the common land, and pays as such to the community 1 Gulden land tax. This house has been exchanged during the marriage time and has been estimated by the mayor and justice man here to 120 Gulden, and left to the widow for this amount: 120 Gulden. On the contrary the sums to be withdrawn that will be described following this represent: 94 Gulden 2 s 11 d And leave so a remain of: 25 Gulden 7 s 1 d So the widow receives her third portion: 8 Gulden 5 s 8 1/3 d [not translated] 17 R 1 s 4 2/3 d And each other part:2 Gulden 4 s 5 1/2 d Which sum the mother will have to pay back to each child reaching his 14 years. LAND None MOBILE PROPERTY Except the widow's bed, nothing left. DEBTS First to Barbara Kieffer child from first marriage is due on account of her mother's inventory passed on the 1st march 1736 on house and clothes left to the widower to restitute to the child: 45 Gulden 4 s 2. Same for the same on household linen : 10 measures of linen and 6 of worked toil, as from inventory estimated to: 2 Gulden 6 s Same to her is due on crop : 1 viertel of white corn and 3 of oats, according to inventory in money equivalence: 3 Gulden 5 s Same to her loan of money to her father: 4 Gulden 5 s TOTAL IS: 56 GULDEN S 2 D Same to Lorentz Wagner for loan of money: 15 Gulden And interest on this: 1 Gulden 5 s Same to the schoolteacher here: 1 Gulden 5 s Same to Maria Catharina Götz a loan of money: 3 Gulden Same to Hans Georg Klipfel postmaster here for food: 3 Gulden 7 s Same to Michel Schäffter the inn landlord: 5 s Same for an exchange letter: 1 Gulden 8 s 9 d Same to Andres Messner here: 1 Gulden 7 s Same to Lorentz Sensenbrenner for bread and wheat: 2 Gulden 6 s Same to Lorentz Mosser the grocer: 2 Gulden 5 s Same to Stephen Mülhäusser for a loan of money: 1 Gulden 5 s TOTAL: 35 GULDEN 3 S 9 D Same to Hans Meÿ for loan of money: 1 Gulden 5 s Same to Mathis Zwinger the barrel maker: 1 Gulden Same to the mayor for a year's tax: 3 Gulden TOTAL TO BE WITHDRAWN IS: 94 Gulden 2 s 11 d So ends the description and inventory of property and has been accepted as such by the parties and in acceptation of this the mayor and justice man, plus the notary undersigned with the parties in agreement of this record passed in Soufflenheim on date above named. [SIGNATURES] Anna Maria Beckher signs with an X. Hans Beckhs signs with an X [a swastika]. Andres Lehmann signs with an X. Adam Müller. Vögele, mayor. Jacob Kieffer. Arnold, notary.
ANNA MARIA BECKER [Second Translation] 24 July 1773 6E33/67 Inventory and description of all property left at time of death by Anna Maria Becker, wife of Hans Georg Kieffer, also deceased in Soufflenheim, she died the 2nd July, the oath was received by the royal notary of Haguenau, Hatt, in presence of witnesses Anton Kieffer, provost, Anton Burgert, member of the justice ; the heirs are the children of the couple named 1) Catharina Kieffer, single, major of years assisted by Ignaty Fridmann burgher in Soufflenheim 2) Hans Georg Kieffer, burgher in Soufflenheim, 3) Anna Maria Kieffer married to Georg Bildstein, burgher in Schirhofen, present to this, 4) Joseph Kieffer, single, major of years
ANNA MARIA BECKER Inventory 24 July l773 Roeschwoog Notary Records, Soufflenheim Inventories, 6 E 33 Bundle #65 Concerning property left by ANNA MARIA BECKER, wife of HANS GEORG KIEFFER in Soufflenheim Leaving as heirs : The widower, and their children : CATHARINA KIEFFER, not married HANS GEORG KIEFFER, burgher here ANNA MARIA KIEFFER, wife of Georg BILDSTEIN in Schirrhoffen JOSEPH KIEFFER, not married.
The two youngest children, Lorentz and Antoni, are not listed as children in this program because they do not appear to have become adults, or married, or had children. Both died before 1773. Lorentz, born in 1745, could have been 28 years old at the most before his mother died in 1773. Antoni, born 1748, could have been 25 at most when his mother died in 1773. If either of the boys had children in 1773 who survived them, their mother would have left their share of the inheritance to them. Since no children are listed, they did not have any. Also, all baptism records were checked from 1760 to 1776 and there is no Lorentz or Antoni that had children that could be these boys. There are boys with these names having children, but they also had children after 1776, so they can't be this Lorentz or Antoni.
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