Johann (Joseph) Ludwig Klap (1669 - 1778)

Origins0

Johannn Ludwig Klap was born to Nicholas (Nikolaus) Klap and Elizabeth Potter in 1669 in Istha, Hessen, Germany. After immigration to America, he went by the name of Joseph Clapp.

Johann signature on the passenger list in 1727:

Christened August 9, 1669 Istha, Hessen Germany Jost as part of his name (per ne)

Marriage - Klapin

Johann married Anna Margretha Klapin 1 ~1700 at Bingen, Palatinate, Germany. Anna was born ~1673 in Weisenheimer, Germany.

Anna b. ~ 1669 in Weisenheim, am Berg Hesse (per ne) Anna m. in Weisenheim, am Berg, Hesse (per ne)

The Brick Church, near Whitsett, North Carolina.

Children with Anna

    Born Died Notes
  Jorg/George Valentine 3 May 24, 1702 2 1773  
  Anna Catharina 2

b. ~ 1707 Germany 2
1707 in Weisenheim, am Berg, Hesse (ne)

 

m- abt 1726, Christian Miller, and probably a child, suspected by Elmo Clapp. Christian Miller died (along with the child?) soon after arrival and Anna m2- in 1728, in Oley, Berks, PA , Heinrich Schucardt (aka: Shucker), a recent widower with children. 2

  Maria Veronica 2 ~December 25, 1716 Weisenheim-Berg, Germany 2~1713 (ne) 1800 She married Philip Carl Jaeger (Hunter) in Oley, went south with George Valentine, and moved on toward the Yadkin 2
  Anna Margaretha 2 ~1710 Germany   Her husband or betrothed = Hans George Coch. 2
  Johann Ludwig (John) Sr. 2 1711 Weisenheim-Berg, Germany 2  

He married, abt 1734, Anna Margaret Strader in Oley Valley, PA 2
Left a will in 1768 showing 10 children.

Marie Elizabeth 2 ~ 1705 Germany 2   m- Oct 29, 1826, Johann Adam Phillie (Volpel) age abt 26. Their family wasn't started yet. 2
  unknown dau. May 22, 1722 Erpolzenheim, Hesse (ne)    

Immigration

The Johann and Jorg Klap families 3 sailed out of Rotterdam, landing in Philadelphia on September 27, 1727 on the ship the James Goodwill with David Crockett as ship's master. They were part of the Protestant immigrants from Palatine (Pfalz) area of Germany. 8 According to Claudia Cameron's interpretation 2 14 family members were together on this journey. Here is the passenger list .

This is the header:

Here is a blow-up of their signatures:

Passings

Joseph Clapp died in January, 1778 (at age 47) in Oley, Berks county, Pennsylvania. This can't be right. Joseph would have been 108/9 when he died. If he died at 47, he would have passed in 1718, prior to immigrating in 1727.

Anna Margretha (nee Klapin) Clapp died January 17, 1785.

They must be both buried at the Brick Church, near Whitsett, North Carolina? Can we link to The Record of Graves in Brick Church Cemetery? Is there more on their graves?

References

  1 Joseph H. Vance. Book entitled "Albright, Clapp, Burk Families." Order at 310 North Garfield Street, Lombard, Illinois 60148 $39.00.
  2

Claudia Cameron's interpretation (in May 2002) as to the family makeup around the time they immigrated (From Naomi's Ahnentafel Report 004) is as follows:

A total of 14 persons were on the James Goodwill, with David Crockett as ship's master, which sailed out of Rotterdam then landed in Philadelphia on September 27, 1727. The names in bold ??? are the males 16 and over who signed the Declaration of Freedom, and the ones underlined??? are the other passengers:

  • (John Joseph Clapp) Jost Klapp, age abt 58, and his wife Anna Margaretha Unknown, age abt 54
  • (George Valentine) Jurg Klapp, age 23; his wife, m- Aug 24, 1723, Anna Barbara Stiess, age 21; and their daughter Maria Elizabeth, age 1 (godchild of Maria Eliz. and Adam Volpel).
  • Maria Elizabeth , abt age 21 and her husband, m- Oct 29, 1826, Johann Adam Phillie (Volpel) age abt 26. Their family wasn't started yet.
  • Anna Catherina, abt age 19; her husband m- abt 1726,Christian Miller, and probably a child, (see later), suspected by Elmo Clapp. Christian Miller died (along with the child?) soon after arrival and Anna m2- in 1728, in Oley, Berks, PA , Heinrich Schucardt (aka: Shucker), a recent widower with children.
  • Anna Margaretha, the daughter, age abt 17, and her husband or betrothed Hans George Coch.
  • (John Ludwig Clapp, Sr.) Ludwig Klapp, age16, single. He later married, abt 1734, Anna Margaret Strader in Oley Valley, PA
  • Maria Veronica, age 11, single. She later married Philip Carl Jaeger (Hunter) in Oley, went south with George Valentine, and moved on toward the Yadki

*The total number in the group was 14. All but one are named. That one has to be an infant born after April, 1727, when the last church entry was made in Weisenheim, because it would have been completely out of the question for a previous birth to occur without a church christening, and the church records have been checked for data everywhere they lived. Jost and Margaretha were too old to have more children in Pennsylvania, so this has to be all of their children...Ludwig (John Ludwig Clapp, Sr.) and George Valentine Clapp (Valentine) are, then, the only sons to procreate the next generation of Clapp.

  3 Immigration Passenger Listing Original high-definition copy of the hand-written sheet. Source: "Pennsylvania German Pioneers by Ralph Strassburger LL.D.
  4 dmadbass@yahoo.com. Information on Rootsweb.
  5 Nancy Pope (oregongirl@earthlink.net).
  6 Per George Ingram (gingram7@iswt.com) on Rootsweb. A book by Howard & Vicki Mieth P.O. Box 23431, Peonix, Az 85063 (602) 873-2856. A letter from Rosemary Langley of San Francisco.
  8 The George Valentine Clapp Web site jimndlou@swbell.net