Balthasar Hamman 1
A John Haman is listed as a charter member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Strouchsburg, Berks County when organized in May of 1743. Unless he was Johan Baltzar Haman, was this John a brother of Baltzar? Further research is needed. 5
Noted events in his life were:
1. He had a residence before 1741 in , , Bayern-Pfalz, DEU.
2. He immigrated on 26 Oct 1741 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 2 6 7 Several books list the Palatines imported in the Snow Molly, John Cranch, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Deal. Balthasar Hamman, age 19, is the spelling in some books; but in the lists published in Pennsylvania German Pioneers it is spelled Balzer Hamman.
3. Relatives To Research: The Hamman Y-DNA project identifies the different Hamman family lines that immigrated into Pennsylvania and elsewhere. See http://www.brian-hamman.com/Hamman_Y_chromosomeResults.htm
4. He owned property on 21 Aug 1751 in Macungie Twp., Lehigh, PA. 3 The records showing warrants for land issued in Pennsylvania list the following:
Balthasar married Anna Margaretha Zimmerman on 4 Apr 1747 in Orefield: Jordan Lutheran Church, Lehigh, PA.
1 Yoder, Don; editor, Pennsylvania German Immigrants (1980. Baltimore. Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. Lists consolidated from yearbooks of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society.).
2 Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Edited by William John Hinke, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals In the Port of Philadelphia (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966), Page 314.
Pennsylvania Applications for Warrants (Film 0984127
Copyrighted and compiled by Catherine Paystrup April 2002).
4 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).
5 Fisher, Charles A, Early Pennsylvania Births 1675-1875 (Selinsgrove, PA c1947), Page 38.
6 Rupp, Daniel, A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727 - 1776 (I. G. Kohler, Philadelphia, 1876), Page 121.
7 Gary T. Horlacher, The Palatine Project (http://www.palproject.org/), http://www.palproject.org/pa/1741smolly.htm.