Dear Unsel family members/distant cousins,
I am searching for information about my gggrandfather-Baltus UNSEL(D)who was married to Catherine ZIMMERMAN c1855. Catherine arrived from Baden around 1853. Baltus was killed in a tree accident in 1860 in Utica where they lived.
We are almost certain he was born Balthasar UNSELD-we found a baptism record and death record at Zion Lutheran Church for the baptism/death of an infant child. Godparents were Johannes ZIMMERMAN and Rosine(?-legible)SCROOGLER. (Catherine had a sister with the married name of SCHUYLER-per
Catherine's obit or SCHIEIGLER-from an 1860 census). Other names listed in this church's records were:
Anna Catherine ZIMMERMAN (born May 29, 1855)-parents Matthew ZIMMERMAN and Magdelene
FUHRMAN amd godparents were Johannes and Barbara ZIMMERMAN.
Caroline ZZIMMERMAN-born November 30, 1860-parents Mathias ZIMMERMAN and Magdalene FUHRMAN -godparents Simon ZIMMERMAN and Agatha ULRICH.
Other children of Balthasar (Baltus) UNSELD and Catherine ZIMMERMAN were Michael whodied at age 30 of TB-unmarried--John UNSEL who married Mary Catherine MCCOY (they were my ggf and ggf)--Mary UNSEL who married Willard WEBSTER-they all lived in the Utica/western NY area. After Baltus UNSEL's death, Catherine married a man named HOOVER but I believe the marriage was short-lived.
There is a possibility we are linked with Michael UNSELD who arrived in Philadelphia, PA aboard the brigantine Grampus in 1767 rather than George Frederick UNSELDT who arrived on the Ship Elizabeth in 1733 and whose family first settled in NJ and then gradually moved south to MD, PA, VA before settling in KY. The UNSELD family is linked in Germany with the DURR, OTT,FURIHAM, GUTHER and other names in the Wirtenberg area. The local libraries of the Church of the Latter Day Saints have a few Michael and Balthasar UNSELDs in Germany.
Can some one help with these names and my search?Any help would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you.