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Caspar Adam
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1755, Germany
Death: Jan. 26, 1832
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA

Caspar Adam was born in the Fiefdom of
Upper Isenburg, (Village of) Langendiebach,
which is now named Erlensee, Germany. He
was the son of, Johaan Frederich and Anna
Catherine "Gunther" Adam, who were members
of the Evengelische Kirchengemeinde in
the old city of Langendiebach.

Upper Isenburg (a county) lies in the
Wetterau and is called, "Upper Isenburg" to
distinguish it from the county, "Lower
Isenburg" in the Palinate. "Upper Isenburg"
became a county, 1442, having been a lord-
ship before.

Caspar's sisters were: Anna Margaretha,
Anna Elizabeth, Catharina and brother,

Caspar's grandfather was, Nickel Adam, gr.
grandfather, Hans Adam, and gr. gr. grand-
father, Nickol Adam.

Caspar's maternal grandfather, was Johann
Caspar Gunther, a teacher of organ.

The year of 1773 Caspar, leaving the town
of Langendiebach, in May, with his two
friends, Andreas Emmerich, and Casimir May,
immigrated to America, arriving at the port
of Philadelphia, PA., on Oct. 19, 1773.

The "Charming Molly, 1773" took 10 weeks to
to cross the Atlantic. There were several
deaths during the voyage to America. Jacob
Ulecking and and three of his five children
died in route before reaching the new world.
His wife succumbed just as the ship arrived
at the port of Philadelphia.

Residing at Philadelphia for a short period
of time--taking the Oath of Allegiance--the
three boys traveled to Berks Co. PA., where
they soon separated, each boy going his own

Records do indicate that Caspar Adam, served
for a period of time in his county's militia
during the Revolutionary War.

It is believed that Caspar Adam entered into
a four year endenture, with "Philip Hinkle"
paying off his passage cost. Caspar married
Philip and Maria Catherine Hinkle's daughter,
Elizabeth Catherina Hinkle.

A marriage date for Caspar and Elizabeth has
not been established, however, a record of
the Zion Windsor Castle Church, Berks County,
PA., show that on Jan. 25, 1786, Caspar Adam
and Elizabeth (Hinkle) were listed as sponsers
for the baptism of Elizabeth Grimm, daughter
of Valentine and his wife, Christina (Hinkle)
sister of Elizabeth. This record suggest
that Caspar and Elizabeth were married at
the time.

The township where Caspar and Elizabeth
resided was named Shamokin, from 1789 to
1883 and then Ralpo from 1883 until the
present. Shamokin is from the Indian
language, and was the name of and Indian
Village, located near Fort Augusta on the
Susquehanna River.
Caspar and Elizabeth were farmers.

Catherine, m. JOhn Fox.
Johannes m. Anna Maria Boyer.
Frederick m. Mary Salome Boyer.
Maria m. John Taylor.
Caspar Jr. m. Susanna Startzel
Elizabeth m. Gilbert (Killan) Leiby.
Mary m. Peter Strausser.
Peter m. Margaret Richard.
Samuel m. Susanna ?
Leonard m. Mary Reigert
Susannah m. Samuel Startzel.
Ellen m. George W. Startzel

"See the memorials for Caspar's two friends;
Andrew Emerick, memorial 26751139 & Casimir
May, memorial 35520108

Family links: 
  Elizabeth Catherina Hinkle Adam (1768 - 1845)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Peter's Reformed Cemetery
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Robert Emerick
Record added: Jun 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27846431
Caspar Adam
Added by: Robert Nolan
Caspar Adam
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Added by: Steve Smith
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Thank you Caspar for being a fried and shipmate of my 5th gr. grandfather, Andrew Emerick.Also a friend and shipmate ofCasimir May, arriving at the port of Philadelphia on Oct.19, 1773.
- Robert Emerick
 Added: Aug. 6, 2013

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