Sunday, March 1, 2015

CHURCH RECORD SUNDAY George and Sara’s Marriage Banns Published 1749 Minisink Machackemeck Church, Port Jervis, NY

The following post was originally published December 17, 2014 on my other blog Casper Kimber Connections.


1749 August 27
Jorge Kimber, young man, born at Long Eylant and
dwelling on the verdroncken lant (Drowned Lands),
to Sara Westfael, young woman, born at Machackemech 
and dwelling there, married the 5th of October
My 6th Great Grandparents’ marriage first banns were published August 27, 1749. [i] Joh. Casparus Fryenmuth married George and Sara Sunday, Oct. 5, 1749.

George was the son of Casper Kimber and Femmetje Willliamse possibly born around 1725-1730 in Long Island, New York.

Jacob Westfael and Margriete de Duytcher were Sara’s parents. ‘Zara Westvaal’ was baptized according to the Old Dutch Church of Kingston records (Ulster Co., New York) Oct. 6, 1728 in Rochester. [ii] Her godparents were Jacob Kuykendaal and Zara Westvaal.

The Kimber and Westfael families knew each other before their children married. Jacob Westfael and Margriete de Duytcher sponsored Casper and Femmetje’s child’s baptism (Petrus) April 14, 1743. [iii]

George and Sara remained members of the Machackemeck Church. Their children were also baptized in the Reformed Dutch Church. 


Currier & Ives Print "Marriage Evening", Library of Congress Prints & Photograph Division

Currier & Ives Print
“Marriage Evening”
Library of Congress Prints & Photograph Division



[i] Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, Collections of the N.Y. G. & B.S., Vol. 5, Minisink Machackemeck Church Record, Marriages 1738-1797, pg. 267
[ii] Batpismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County, New York, transcribed and edited by Roswell Randall Hoes, page 177
[iii] Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, Collections of the N.Y.G.& B.S., Vol. 5,, Minisink Machackemeck Church Record, Baptisms and Births, 1737 to 1803, page 107
My Ancestry
6th Great Grandfather George Kimber and wife Sara Westfael
5th Great Grandfather Samuel Kimber and wife Maria Bennett
4th Great Grandfather Benjamin Kimber and wife Keziah Bennett
3rd Great Grandmother Charity Kimber and husband William P. Clark
2nd Great Grandfather Jeremiah B. Clark and wife Harriet C. Ogden
Great Grandmother Grace Lee Clark and husband Jerome W. Wilson
Grandmother Viola Lillian Wilson and husband Frank Leroy Doty
My Mother
Myself

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