Eighteenth Century Immigrants
Eighteenth Century Immigrants


There were several Durrenberger families and individuals who immigrated to the American Colonies and the United States in the 18th century. These have for the most part been well documented elsewhere (see especially Early Families of Northwest New Jersey and A Terryberry Family).

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I present here information on the Durrenbergers of eighteenth century America, many of whom came originally from Alsace. Further information on this connection is forthcoming; although I have not yet consulted it, I am told reference [1] is a good source.

Durrenbergers Found in 18th Century Passenger Lists

I. Source: reference [2]. (Transcriptions of original lists now at the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg.)

II. Source: reference [3]. (Evidence of immigrants compiled from numerous sources. Original references are given before entries therefrom.)

Durrenbergers in 18th Century New Jersey Records

I. 1793 Militia Census, Roxbury township, Morris Co.

II. New Jersey Rateables, Roxbury township, Morris Co. (Mar 1779 and Feb 1780)[4]

III. New Jersey Rateables, Tewksbury township, Hunterdon Co. (Aug 1779 and Aug 1780)[5]

IV. Marriage records, Zion Lutheran Church, Oldwick, Hunterdon Co.[6]

V. Morris Co. marriage records[6]

VI. Hunterdon Co. gravestones (Spruce Run Lutheran Churchyard)[7]

VII. New Jersey wills[8,9]


[1] Burgert, Annette Kunselman. Eighteenth Century Immigrants from the Northern Alsace to America.

[2] Strassburger, Ralph Beaver. Pennsylvania German Pioneers. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1980.

[3] Filby, William P., and Dorothy M. Lower. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index

[4] Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 46.

[5] Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 49.

[6] Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 40.

[7] Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 41.

[8] Calendar of Wills 1771-1780.

[9] Calendar of Wills 1791-1795.

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