NameJoseph KLIPFEL
Birth2 Jan 1778, Hausen near Schonungen, Bavaria2065
Christening2 Jan 1778, Hausen near Schonungen, Bavaria2065 Age: <1
Deathbet 1845-1848, Pusheta Township, Allen County, Ohio569,376 Age: 66
OccupationCooper, Farmer172,409
FatherMichael KLUEPFEL (1741-<1804)
MotherMargaretha SCHULER (~1744-1804)
Birth25 Aug 1780, Kleinwenkheim, Wermerichshausen Parish, near Schonungen, Bavaria2236
Death25 Jan 1857, Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, Ohio24, p. 7. Age: 76
Burial27 Jan 1857, probably Rupert Cemetery, Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, Ohio24, p. 7.,171, v. 1, bk. 1, p. 170.
Marriage30 Apr 1804, Kleinwenkheim, Wermerichshausen Parish, near Schonungen, Bavaria2149
ChildrenCatherine (1805-1891)
 Margaret (1806-1883)
 Augustin (1809-1851)
 Francis (1811-~1862)
 Johann (Twin / Died Young) (1814-~1814)
 Barbara (Twin / Died Young) (1814-~1814)
 Barbara (Died as Youth) (1821-~1821)
 Joseph (Died as Youth) (1823-~1823)
Notes for Joseph KLIPFEL

Pusheta Township German Immigrant Community: According to Hemmert’s1451, p. 8. The Story of Bavarian Immigrants, "A group of immigrants from the southern part of Germany known as Bavaria . . . had settled in the rural area extending from the present day town of Botkins northward to the village of Fryburg." Surnames mentioned include Wehner, Brunn, Miller, Nuss, Hemmert, Gerstner, and Ruppert. According to Williamson’s27, p. 756. History of Western Ohio and Auglaize County, another resident of Pusheta, — Zanglein, and his son John Nicholas Zanglein, b. 11 Oct 1813, were born in Schweinfurt and came to Pusheta in 1833. Obituaries of Andrew Zaenglein356,357 indicate immigration from Schweinfurt. Schonungen and Hausen1264 are near the larger town of Schweinfurt, according to maps by the Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum.

Family Remembrance:381 "Joseph Klipfel came to this country after other friends had been here and they sent for him. I think he came from near Fryburg in Germany because they named their settlement Fryburg. They came while the Indians were still there."

Surname:1451, p. 96. The Klipfel surname is from the German word "klippe," which means cliff or crag.

1778 Birth:2065,1985 Transcribed and translated from the Hausen Parish records: Hausen, January 2, 1778, Joannus Josephus, son of Michael Kluepfel, inhabitant and judge and his wife Margaretha nee Schulerin from Loeffelsterz (near Hausen), baptised on the same day, Godfather Joannus Josephus Schad, son of Sebastian Schad, inhabitant in Schonungen.

1804 Marriage:2149,2154 Transcribed and translated from the Hausen parish records: Marriage in Kleinwenkheim, April 30, 1804; Joes Josephus Kluepfel, cooper, born January 1, 1778, son of Michael Kluepfel, miller in Hausen, and Margaretha née Schuellerin from Loeffelsterz, both deceased, with Margaretha Schlembachin, born August 25, 1780, daughter of Nicolaus Schlembach, inhabitant in Hausen, and Eva née Walterin from Euredorf. Witnesses: Wilhelm Hochrein, inhabitant in Kleinwenkheim and Joann Spath, blacksmith in Hausen. [Note: Recorded in Hausen parish; ceremony took place in Kleinwenkheim of Wermerichshausen parish.]

Childbearing Years 1805-1823: From 1805 to 1823, the births of eight children to Joseph Klipfel and Margaretha Schlembach were recorded in the parish register of Hausen near Schonungen, Bavaria. The four known oldest, (Katherina, Margaretha, Augustin, and Franz), survived and eventually settled in Auglaize County, Ohio. The four known youngest apparently did not survive. The youngest child, Joseph, would have been age eleven at the time of immigration and is not likely to have been left in the care of others.

1834 Immigration:172,5, p. 345.
Boarded ship Averick Heineken at Bremen, arrived in Baltimore 30 July 1834.
Name •• Age/Occupation
Klupfel, A •• 24 M Farmer << Augustin
Klupfel, F •• 22 M Farmer << Franz
Klupfel, J •• 56 M Cooper << Joseph
Klupfel, M •• 53 F << Margaret (wife)
Klupfel, M •• 27 F Spinster << Margaret (daughter)

1834 Immigration:21,1263 Averick Heineken was an American ship, 603 tons, built in 1832, draft of 17', 2 decks, 3 masts, made of fir, owned by Heineken & Schoemaecker, 1834 port was Baltimore, 1834 master was F. Thatcher. Duration of voyage between Bremen and Baltimore was 37 days.

1834 Land Purchase:1149 On 10 September 1834 Joseph Klipfel of Allen County, Ohio purchased 40 acres for $1.25 per acre. He was issued certificate no 3101 by the registrar of the Land Office at Waupaukonetta for the sum of $50. The land is located in present day Auglaize County, Ohio.

1834 Land Ownership:27, p. 749.,26, p. 182. Joseph Kippels listed as a new landowner in Pusheta Township, section 28. In 1862, J. Brun, F. Wehner, and M. Wehner own adjoining tracts in section 28.

1835 Land Patent:1027 On 15 September 1835 the U.S. General Land Office issued Certificate no. 3101 to Joseph Klipfel of Allen County, Ohio, for 40 acres, Range 6E of 1st Principal Meridian, Township 6S, Section 28, sold at the Waupaukonetta Land Office on 10 September 1834. The land is located in present day Auglaize County, Ohio.

1836 Land Sale:504 Joseph and Margüeretha Klipfel, Allen County, sold land to Augustus Klipfel on October 17, 1836 for $200.

1840 Church Member:24, p. 2-5. Joseph Klüpfel not listed among the "agreeing Parish Families (who) have stated exactly the count of their members, from the time of their first approach to God's table (i.e., First Communion, about age 13), and whose intention it is to join themselves with this alliance, (is to) sign their family name below. The beginning will occur on the first of January, 1840." Assume Joseph and Margaret counted in the 5 souls and 4 communicants in the household of August Klüpfel and Franziska Miller: August Klüpfel, Francesca Müller, Joseph Klüpfel, and Margaret Klüpfel as the communicants and the child Michael enumerated in the 1840 U.S. being added to make the count of 5 souls. 1840 U.S. census409 listings for the families are adjacent to each other.

1840 U.S. Census:409
Allen County, Ohio (Pusheta Township)
Head of family •• Joseph Klupfel
Males 60 to 70 •• 1 << Joseph, age 62
Females 60 to 70 •• 1 << Margaret, age 60
Total of 2 persons in household; 1 person employed in agriculture
Listing is adjacent to the Augustin Klüpfel2086 household.

1845 Land Transaction:569 Joseph Klipfel witnessed land sale by son August Klipfel to Peter Obels on 18 August 1845.

1848 Land Ownership:376 Joseph not listed as an 1848 land owner in Pusheta Township, Auglaize County, Ohio (Auglaize County, Ohio, was organized in 1848). Widow Klopfen is listed.
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