Hans Jacob Schaaf

Keffenach, Departement du Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France
Death 1724 (aged 43–44)
St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Destrehan, St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, USA
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Hans Jacob Schaaf was the son of Adam Schaaf and Eve. He was born abt. 1680 Keffenach, in the present day department of Bas-Rhin, France.

Apparently two brothers, Hans Caspar and Hans Jacob Schaaf, married two sisters, Gertrude and Anna Maria Foltzloger; however, the marriage of Hans Jacob Schaaf and Anna Mariea Foltzloger was not found. Perhaps, the family left Keffenach for Wurttemberg in an uprising in 1702 and did not return until 1708.

Beginning in 1708, the same name SCHAAF, returned to the Catholic registers of Schoenbourg, of which Keffenach waas a filial parish since 1685. The following baptisms of children of Hans Jacob SCHAAF and Anna Maria FOLTZLOGER were found in the registers of Schoenenbourg.

1 Catharina SCHAF was baptized on November 20, 1708. The godparents were Jacob Kreuder and Catharina, wife of Martin Ma...Donn, citizen of Hermersweiler.

2 Joannes Antoni SCHAAF was baptized on May 1, 1712. The godparents were Antoni ACKER, OF Rettschweiller, and Anne Maria FALIETO, of Rettschweiller.

3 Anna Maris SCHAAF was baptized on April 12, 1714. The godparents were Joannes Georgius REICHARD OF Keffenach and Anna Maria KNABLIN OF Schoneburg.

4 Joannis Jacobus SCHAAF was baptized on August 7, 1716. The godparents were Joannis Jacob [illegible] and Maria KNABLIN.

5 Maria Eva SCHAAF was baptized on July 3, 1718. The godparents were Johannes Georguis FRIDERICH and Catherine, wife of Joannis SCHAAF, of Keffenach.

6 Marie Madeleine SCHAAF Due to illness, the ship " La Garonne' docked at Brest, where Marie Madeleine SCHAAF was baptized on Jan. 21, 1721. The god parents were Jean HERARD and Anne Marie RAUCHIN, both embarled on the ship "La Garonne" Commanded by Monsieu BURAT.

Immigration: Sometimes in 1720, Johann Jacob SCHAAF, his wife and six children left Keffenach for Lorient where they boarded the ship " La. Garonne" for passage to Louisiana. Aboard "La Garonne", a seventh child was born on Jan. 21, 1721 to Johann Jacon SCHAAF and Anne Marie FOTZILOGER , and was named Marie Madelaine SCHAAF

Included in a list of Germans who were at Lannion on February 25, 1721 awaiting transport to Louisiana in 1721 we find: Jacob CHAUFF Anne Marie, his wife, Antoine CHAUFF, Ansiacop CHAUFF, Anne Marguerite CHAUFF, Catherine CHAUFF, Anna Marie CHAUFF.

The family of Johann Jacob SCHAAF reboarded La Garonne, commanded by Captain Burat, and arrived in Louisiana in the spring of 1721.

Bfore 1724, it is probable that Johann Jacob SCHAAF and Anna Maria FOLTZLOGER died, as they are not mentioned in the Census. The children of Johann jACOB schaaf were not mentioned in the censuses of 1724, 1726, 1727 or 1731, as they were residing with their spouses or in-laws.

[source "THE SETTLEMENT OF THE GERMAN COAST" by J. Hanno Deiler.
and GERMAN COAST FAMILIES" by Albert J. Robichaux Jr.

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