Vincent Kueffer/ Finzhenz Kufer maybe a COOPER
By Vi James October 18, 2013 at 12:41:32
I found a Finechance Cuper and Valentine Cuper also Finsance Kifer in "List of Taxables belonging to Pipe Creek Hundred in Baltimore Co, MD, in 1773.Would this area now be Manchester, Carroll Co., MD?
Also found Finzhenz Kufer (with two dots over the "u") in Zion Evangelical Luthern Congregation in Manchester, Carroll Co., MD.Carroll Co., broke off from Baltimore Co., MD.
His wife at this time was Eva Maria (could her surname be Hubler?)They appear from Aug, 1784 to Oct 04, 1795 in the above Church Records.She died around 1790/1791.
Sometimes he is written in as:Vincentius, Vinct, and Vincent Kufer.He is a Widower by 1791.
There is also a Joh. Kufer and his wife is Mar. Eva..Could Joh. Kufer be Joh. George Kufer, who later changed his name to Joh. George Cooper in Hampshire Co., W.V.?
There was also a Appelona/Apolona Kuper/Kufer/Cooper in the above Church Records, she became a Guardian to three Orphan children of Christian Shaver on 13 Dec, 1791.Ref:Orphans' Court Proceedings Book No. 2, p.221/222.
I believe that Finsance Kifer/Kufer is Vincent Keuffer that came on the Bilander Townshend in 1737, with a relative Valentine Kueffer an older man with children.
Vincent Kueffer had a son by the name of Valentine Kueffer to Margaretha (Eichleburger)Vollmer (a widow) of Adam Vollmer.Vincent and Anna Margaretha were married Feb. 24, 1744.(Stoever Records)
Valentine Kueffer was b. Mar. 31, 1745.
Catharina Kueffer was b. Mar. 11, 1747
Joh. George Kueffer and he was b. Oct. 13, 1748.
Anna Margaretha (Eichleburger) Vollmer - Kueffer must have died and Vincent Kueffer/Kuefer remarried to Eva Maria Hubler on Nov. 14, 1749. I do not know if they had more children.(This would be his 2nd wife)
Anna Margaretha(Eichleburger) and Adam Vollmer were m. Jan 24, 1738, and had three girls to her 1st husband, they are:
Magdalena Vollmer b. ca. 1739.
Maria Barbara Vollmer b. ca. 1741.
Sabina Vollmer b. ca. 1743.
Sabina Vollmer m. John "Frederick" Kueffer, he is the son of Valentine Kueffer who came on the "Bilander Townshend" in 1737 and his father is Valentine Kueffer.
"Frederick" was b. in 1737 in Lancaster Co., Pa.
Vincent may be a cousin or a nephew of Valentine Kueffer.
and may be the reason that he named his son Valentine.
I am wondering who Apolona/Appelona Kuperin/Kuferin/Cooper would be, could she be a daughter of the 2nd wife Eva Maria (Hubler) Kufer?Why did she become Guardian to the three Shaver children of Christian Shaver.(Could she be the Mother of these children?)
In the Will of Frederick Eichelberger you will find that Vincent's name is spelled Finsans Keafer and the children are all spelled as Keafer.This has been a hard family to follow because of the many spellings of Kueffer, etc., etc. so any help would be appreciated.Then some of them changed their names to Cooper.
Viola M. James