Anna Elsbeth Megerdt

Female 1657 - 1715  (58 years)
Person ID: I27788 


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  • Name Anna Elsbeth Megerdt  [1
    Relationshipwith Jeffrey Scott Vitter
    Born 1657  Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth 1657  Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1715  Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 1715  Bern, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Parents

    Family ID: F37813 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  

    Family

    Family ID: F20466 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart 7 Oct 2020   
    Husband Täufer (Baptiser) Isaac Kauffman (ID:I27787),   b. 20 Nov 1653, Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1741, Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1675/76  Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
      1. Michael Kauffman (ID:I27833),   b. 27 Jan 1677/78, Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
      2. Anna Kauffman (ID:I27827),   b. 8 Feb 1679/80, Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1775, Middletown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
      3. Barbara Kauffman (ID:I27832),   b. 10 Sep 1682, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
      4. Isaac Kauffman, Sr. (ID:I27627),   b. 11 Jan 1684/85, Homberg, Thun, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1798, Bern, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 113 years)
      5. Jacob Kauffman (ID:I27828),   b. 1687, Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1766, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
      6. Anna Elisabeth Kauffman (ID:I27830),   b. 9 Feb 1689/90, Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1704, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
      7. Christian Kauffman (ID:I27831),   b. 8 Jan 1692/93, Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
      8. Hans Kauffman (ID:I27834),   b. 8 Mar 1695/96, Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1747, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
      9. Magdalena Kauffman (ID:I27826),   b. 23 Aug 1698, Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1796, Hempfield, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
      10. Christina Kauffman (ID:I27829),   b. 15 May 1701, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1773, Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)

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  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1657 - Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1657 - Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Feb 1675/76 - Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1715 - Steffisburg, Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 1715 - Bern, Bern, Switzerland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes

    • Notes regarding Isaac's son Isaac Jr. and family:

      In the book by Charles Kauffman, A Genealogy and History of the Kauffman-Coffman Families of North America, it is reported that Isaac Kauffman Jr. (1685–1775) married Anna Streit and was the son of Mennonite religious leader (Taeufer) Isaac Kauffman (1653–1741). The younger Isaac moved out of the country after the death of his mother Elsbeth Magerdt Kauffman. The book reports on three of Isaac Jr.'s children: Hans (John), Barbara, and Isaac. (See pages xv–xviii.)

      There are other sons attributed to Isaac Jr. from Swiss birth records, including Hans born Dec 1723 and Stephen born in 1725 in Switzerland. There are also sons by the same names with earlier dates, so the earlier dates may be misattributed.

      On page xxii, there is also an entry about these Mennonites who traveled from Europe to Pennsylvania: Isaac Kauffman, age 55; Hans Kauffmann, age 24; and Isaac Jr, age 19, entered Sept. 24, 1737, on ship "Virtuous Grace," from Rotterdam. Those birthdates are within three years of the birthdate we have recorded for Isaac, within two years of the birthdate for Hans, and a match for Isaac Jr., which under the circumstances is a good match.

      However, the mother Anna Streit died in 1730 and is recorded in several genealogies as being buried in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. It is not clear if Anna actually died in Switzerland or if she traveled to Pennsylvania earlier. It seems more likely that she died in Switzerland.

      About a different Isaac Kauffman:

      On pages xxiii–xxv, Isaac is mentioned as part of the 1717 land acquisition in Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania along the Little Conestoga Creek, along with neighbors Andrew Kauffman and Melchior Erisman. On page 1 about Andrew Kauffman, the author writes, "When Isaac Kauffman, his neighbor on the east, died intestate in 1737, Andrew Kauffman, Isaac Kauffman's widow Elizabeth, and Melchior Erisman, were bonded Jan. 8, 1738, to administer Isaac Kauffman's estate. This Isaac is very likely Reverend Isaac Kauffman (1683, Bern–1738, Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania), who was married to Elizabeth J. Barbara Brubaker Kauffman (1695, Switzerland–1751, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).

      On page 330: "Isaac Kauffman (died 1738) married Elizabeth (died 1751). he is probably the sone of Tauferlehrer Isaac Kauffman who lived at Homberg, Parish of Steffisburg near Thun, Switzerland. For further reference see opening chapter of this genealogy. In Rupp's "Thirty Thousand Immigrants" Isaac Kauffman is named as head of one of the thirty-five families settled in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, but then in the year 1717 part of Chester County." It goes on to describe Isaac Kauffman's warrant for land.

      This Isaac Kauffman is again very likely Reverend Isaac Kauffman. However, the book is incorrect that he was probably the son of Tauferlehrer Isaac Kauffman mentioned in the book's prequel (pages xv–xvii). Instead, the son of Tauferlehrer Isaac Kauffman is our Isaac Kauffman (1685–1775), husband to Anna Streit, who didn't emigrate with his sons to Pennsylvania until 1737.
  • Source Citations

    1. [S1074] A Genealogy and History of the Kauffman-Coffman Families of North America, 1584 to 1937, Charles Fahs Kauffman, with annotations by Jeffrey S. Vitter, (Name: Mennonite Publishing House; Location: Scottdale, Pennsylvania; Date: 1940;), Täufer Isaac Kauffman, page xv and following.
      https://www.vitter.org/Genealogy/Documents/A_genealogy_and_history_of_the_Kauffman.pdf