Immigrant's surname:KLAPPER Immigrant's given name(s):Johann Wilhelm Ship name:Capt. Leonard Allan U.S. arrival date:Jun-Aug 1710 Port:New York, New York Place of origin:Blessenbach Source:Jones, Henry Z, "The Palatine Families of NY," Universal City, 1985 Notes: Johann was the son of Hans Wilhelm Klapper of Eschbach, according to Jones' series of books on this migration. Surname evolved into Clapper and the family settled in Columbia County, NY. Can be traced to Rensselaer County, NY into the 1950s. Migration consisted of ten ships and 2800 immigrants who were moved to the Livingston Estate up the Hudson River from New York City. Further generations are described in D K Martin's "The Eighteenth Century Clapper Family of the Hudson Valley," 1984.
It appears this is another family researcher: See Post #39 I have that Johann, s/o Hans Klapper of Eschbach, died on Jan 1733 in Claverack, NY. Has anyone checked to see if a will exists in Claverack area, or is this date from his headstone? I descend thru his son Hendrick and then thru Hendrick's daughter Anna who married Johann Keller.