Below, I have included our "Probable" ancestors from "Peter to Solomon I's children"; these are the ancestors of (almost all) of the Kessinger and Kasinger families in America today. (Most of the Kissinger family are traced to Hans Jacob Kiessenger.)
(If anyone finds any errors in what I have compiled, please do contact me -- so that we can make this family line as correct as it is possible to do. Thank you. -- Deloris.
Descendants of:PETER KESSINGER-- (Born 1620 in Germany)
(Probable Great-grandfather of Andreas Kessinger)
Compiled and Written by Ila Deloris (Kasinger) Chestnut--1/01/2000
Generation No. 1
1.PETER KESSINGERwas born 1620 in Selzen, Rheinhess, Hesse, Germany.He married MARGARETHE ___.
Children of PETER KESSINGER and MARGARETHE are:
G2. i. HANS PETER KESSINGER, Born June 1647, Selzen, Rheinhess, Hesse, Germany;
Died February 05, 1695/96, Germany.He married MARIA ___.
ii. ANNA CATHARINA KESSINGER,Born October 9, 1651 in Selzen. She married Hans Henrich Seip.
iii JOHANNES KESSINGER, Born January 30, 1653 in Selzen. He married Suzanne ____.
(Note:It is believed that these are the parents of Hans Jacob Keissinger-
“the pooremigrant”,who immigrated to the “Island of Pennsylvania” in 1726.)
iv. MARGARETHE KESSINGER, Born December 25, 1655 in Selzen. She married ____.
(See Note #1 at the end of this document.)
Generation No. 2
2.HANS PETER KESSINGER (PETER1)was born June 1647 in Selzen, Rheinhess, Hesse, Germany;
and died February 05, 1696/97 in Germany.He married MARIA ____.
Children of HANS PETER KESSINGER and MARIA are:
G3. i. JOHANN BALTHASAR KESSINGER,Born 1672,Selzen, Rheinhess, Hesse, Germany.
He married ANNA MARIA BINGENHEIMER.
ii. JOHANN JACOB KESSINGER
iii. ANNA CATHARINA KESSINGER
iv. AGNES KESSINGER
v. HANS PETER KESSINGER
vi. PHILIPP KESSINGER
vii. ANNA MARGARETHE KESSINGER.
Generation No. 3
3.JOHANN BALTHASAR KESSINGER (HANS PETER2, PETER1)was born 1672 in Selzen, Rheinhess,
Hesse, Germany.He married ANNA MARIA BINGENHEIMER.
Children of JOHANN BALTHASAR KESSINGER and ANNA BINGENHEIMER are:
i. JOHAN GEORGE KESSINGER Married MARIAMARGARETHA ____,in Penn. abt.1740
(Note:He is believed to have been the older brother of Andreas.He accompanied Andreas and his family to Penn. on
the ship “WILLIAM” on Oct 31, 1737.Johann and Maria had a daughter’ Maria Catarina,born 10/16/1741.
One story has it thatthey had 4 daughters and the name-line ended.)
G4. ii. ANDREAS KESSINGER, Born about 1703,in Selzen, Rheinhess, Hesse, Germany;
Died in early 1760, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Colonies.
iii JOHANNES KESSINGER,
iv. ANNA ELISABETH KESSINGER,
v. SUSANNE KESSINGER,
vi. JOHANN PHILIP KESSINGER,
Generation No. 4
4.ANDREASKESSINGER (JOHANN BALTHASAR3, HANS PETER2, PETER1)was born about 1703 in
Selzen, Rheinhess, Hesse, Germany; and diedin early 1770 in Lancaster Co.,
Penn. Colonies.He married SUSANNA FISCHERINin 1727 in Germany.
(There is currently, no known proof in existence, of Andreas’s actual date of birth.However, by taking the date of the “Release from Servitude” document of1737;and the fact that his oldest son is stated to be9 years old – orborn in 1728; and assuming that Andreas was between the ages of 20 and 27 at the time of his marriage to Susannah Fischern (Fisher) in 1727 -- then we can determine that he was born between the years of 1700 and 1707.The year 1703 would seem to be an acceptable “about” date for his birth.) Deloris(Kasinger)Chestnut
Children of ANDREAS KESSINGER and SUSANNA FISCHERIN(FISHER) are:
i. GEORGE MICHAEL KESSINGER,Born 1728, Germany.
ii. MATTHIAS KESSINGER, Born 1731, Germany;Died Dec. 1795,Greenbrier Co., Virginia.
iii. ANDREAS KESSINGER, Born 1733, Germany.
iv. CATHERINE BARBARA KESSINGER, Born 1735, Germany.Married Henry Hun.
v. DOROTHY KESSINGER, Born 1740,Pennsylvania, Colonies.Married Bernard Lichall
vi. JOHN JACOB KESSINGER, Born August 17, 1742, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Colonies.
Died 1806,Dauphin Co., Penn., USA.Married Sarah Middleton?
G5. vii. SOLOMON KESSINGER, Born February 03, 1745, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Colonies.
Died 1830, Millerstown, Grayson Co., Kentucky, USA.
viii. JOSEPH KESSINGER, Born May 02, 1747, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Colonies.Died 1836?
ix. SUSANNA ELIZABETH KESSINGER,Born June 11, 1748, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Colonies.
Generation No. 5
5.SOLOMONKESSINGERI (ANDREAS4, JOHANN BALTHASAR3, HANS PETER2, PETER1)was bornFebruary 03, 1745 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, Colonies,
and died 1830 in Grayson Co., Kentucky, USA.
He married ELIZABETH (Betsy) GREENWALT.
Children ofSOLOMON KESSINGER IandELIZABETH(Betsy)GREENWALTare:
i. (A)ANDREWKESSINGER. Born abt.1769,Died 1836;M.Catharine “Caty”Hall5/22/1792
G6 ii. (B)JOSEPHKESSINGER, Born abt.1770,Died M.Ruth Logsdon.7/10/1793
iii(C)SOLOMONKESSINGER II. Born abt.1773,Died1857M.Elizabeth Logsdon7/3/1793
iv. (D)SUSANNAKESSINGER Born abt.1774,Died M.Job Smith2/20/1793 / M2 ___Taylor
v. (E)JACOB KESSINGER Born abt.1776,Died1860;M.Rebecca Clendennin 9/2/1797/ M2 Lydia __
vi. (F)JOHNKESSINGER Born abt.1781,Died1805;M.Agnes Atterbury3/15/1802 Hardin Ky.
vii. (G)ISAACKESSINGER Born abt.1783,Died M.Naomi Atterbury2/21/1806
viii (H)WILLIAMKESSINGER Born abt.1785,Died (Unmarried )
ix. ( I )PETERKESSINGER Born abt.1788,Died M.Nancy Gibson in Barren Ky.11/5/1816
xi. (J)MARY ELIZ. KESSINGER Born abt.1790,DiedM.Jessie Johnson10/21/1805
ix. (K)NANCYKESSINGER Born abt.1795,Died M.John Taylor
(A few of the children above have little or no information about them. Birth dates of William, Mary, and Nancy were a guess from what few clues are available; and may be quite incorrect; however, the list will stand as it is above --until documented proof is obtained.
The alphabetical letters of A to K, represent the children of Solomon I. These letters will be used by me in all future documents and correspondence that I write, to identify and differentiate between the descendants of each of these families. I hope that this system (which was first used by Phyllis Ratjen and Mary Jo Smith in their book "KESSINGER -- Descendents of SOLOMON I") will help to clarify the mass of duplicate names that appear in the early genealogy of our family.)
(NOTE #1:It is currently believed that the Kessinger/Kasinger family has the necessary documented proof to establish
ANDREAS KESSINGERas the “progenitor” of the family in the United States.
There is a strong probability that PETER KESSINGER is the great grandfather of Andreas; but adequate documentation to
"prove” thisrelationship is still lacking.
PETER,HANS PETER,JOHANNBALTHASAR are included in this genealogical family tree as “possible”ancestors.)