A2-Line Dr. Hans Heinrich Neff
By John F. Murray, Updated July 8, 1004
.A2 Hans Heinrich NEFF was born about 1682 probably in Dühren, Germany. Hans Heinrich died April 1745 in Lancaster Co., PA, Lancaster Twp. He married (1) ____ about 1704 in the area of Dühren or Bonfeld Germany. There are 5 known children of Hans Heinrich NEFF and ____ (see Generation 2). Before 1739 he married (2) Franca _____ who was the stepmother of his 4 surviving children in 1745. She was probably the widow of Heinrich Funk who died in 1735.
This Neff family immigrated from Bonfeld, Germany in 1717 with his brother and family. Bonfeld is a town about 10 miles east of Dühren. They left Bonfeld on 23 May 1717 with the families of Heinrich Funk and his son Martin Funk. They were listed as Anabaptist. This Bonfeld Church record does not give the first names of the Neff brothers. But the Pennsylvania records of 1717 and 1718 show that the Neffs associated with these Funk families were Hans Heinrich A2-Line and Jacob Neff D-Line. Heinrich Funk and Hans Heinrich Neff settled next to each other on the Conestoga River in Lancaster, Twp. Jacob Neff D-Line and Martin Funk (son of Heinrich Funk) settled in Coventry Twp. Chester Co. PA. (See the D-Line) These Neff and Funk families must have been closely related because the children did not intermarry. We do know that the great grandparents of Heinrich Funk were Jacob Funk married to Anna Neff from Ober Mettmenstetten in the Knonau District of Canton Zurich, Switzerland. But this marriage would not have prevented intermarriage of these Neff and Funk families in PA.
Recent research has proven that Dr. Francis Neff and family came in 1719 and was not one of the Neff brothers that immigrated from Bonfeld in 1717. See A1 Dr. Francis Neff concerning his relationship to Dr. Hans Heinrich Neff A2 and see the D-Line for more on Jacob Neff’s family.
.A21 Hans Heinrich NEFF was born 1705 in Dühren or Bonfeld, Germany, died 8 June 1784 in Shenandoah Co., VA, and was buried in at New Market in the Kegey-Neff Cem. His will probate 29 Jul 1784. He married Ann _____ in Lancaster Co., PA. She was born about 1714. Ann died 14 April 1796 in Shenandoah Co., VA. Date of death is from tombstone in the Neff\Keagy Cemetery which reads, 1796, April 14 "AN." She is buried next to John Henry. There are 7 known children of Hans Heinrich and Ann Neff. (See the next generation with numbers beginning with A21).
.A22 Johannes Jacob NEFF was born 1709 in Dühren or Bonfeld, Germany. Johannes died 1 February 1717 in Bonfeld, Germany. This death record was recorded in the back of the Bonfeld church records.
.A23 Catherine NEFF was born 15 May 1711 in Bonfeld, Germany. Catherine died 2 March 1789 in Warrick Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, and was buried in Middle Creek Cemetery. She married Michael PFOUTZ. He was born 21 May 1709 in Germany. He was the son of Johan Michael PFOUTZ and Ursula MUELENHAUSER. Michael died 21 March 1767 in Lancaster Co., PA, and was buried in Middle Creek Cemetery. There are 4 known children of Catherine NEFF and Michael PFOUTZ. (See the next generation with numbers beginning with A23).
.A24 Abraham NEFF was born about 1719 in Lancaster Co., PA. Abraham died about 1793 in Lancaster, PA. He married Mary HERSHEY the daughter of Christian HERSHEY . She was born 1721 in Lancaster Co., PA and died about 1799. There are 4 known children: Christian m. Magdalena/Martha ___; Esther married (1) Adam Breneman, married (2) Christian Corral; Maria married John Breneman; and Elizabeth married George Gundecker. I list these here because I did not list Elizabeth in 1991. These names come from an unrecorded Lancaster Co. Deed issued in the settlement of Abraham’s estate. (See the next generation with numbers beginning with A24).
.A25 a daughter Lancaster deed B301 says Abraham (A24) had 2 sisters and an older brother Henry. The second daughter of Dr. Hans Henry Neff A1 has not yet been identified and she might be older or younger that Abraham.
In my 1991 list following "the Eby Report" I placed here Barbara, the wife of George Eby of Warrick Twp. But we now know that Barbara was not a Neff. I believe she was a Miley a sister of Christian Miley, the guardian of her children after her husband George Eby died. The Hans Herr Book says that Esther Neff who married Hans Herr was a daughter of Dr. Hans Heinrich, which is probably incorrect. Everything known about Esther would indicate that she was A15 the daughter of Dr. Francis Neff. See the A15 Esther Neff for more on Esther. It is of interest to note that in the 1700s the name Esther Neff occurs only in the A1, A2 and D Lines of Neffs. Francis A1 had two granddaughters named Esther (A161, and A176). Hans Heinrich A2 had 1 granddaughter (A252) and 1 great granddaughter (A2118) named Esther. Jacob D-Line had one daughter (D4) and 2 granddaughters (D14 and D56) named Esther. In the A and D families similar statistics occur with the name Margaret and Francis. Every Neff line has unique names that help identify their ancestral connections.
Another possibility for a second daughter is Anna/Nancy Naf who married in Lancaster on February 13, 1743 to Hans Peter Seitz of Strasburg Twp. But I question this because they lived in Strasburg Twp among the children of A1 and she can easily fit into that family. Noting the spellings on the marriage record causes me to believe that Ann Naf was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Kuhn) Naf and a sister to Elizabeth Naf who married June 24, 1744 to Felix Leinbacher. Ann and Elizabeth were orphaned in 1735 when their parents died at sea coming to Philadelphia on the Ship Mercury. So we are still missing one daughter of Dr. Hans Heinrich Neff A2.
GENERATION NO. 3
.A211 John NEFF was born about 1735/1736 in Lancaster Co., PA. John died about September 1811 in Montgomery Co., OH, near Dayton. He married Mary STICKLEY in Shenandoah Co, VA. She was born about 1740. She was the daughter of Johannes STOCKLI. Mary died 14 April 1796 in Shenandoah Co., VA and was buried in
Kegey Neff Cem. Known children of John NEFF and Mary STICKLEY are:
.A2111 Catherine NEFF b. about 1761
.A2112 Henry NEFF b. about 1762 d. December 1812
.A2113 Barbara NEFF b. about 1765 d. 8 January 1844
.A2114 John NEFF b. 1766/1767 d. 1796
.A2115 Daniel NEFF b. 19 October 1768 d. 27 April 1847
.A2116 Ann NEFF b. about 1770 d. about 1815
.A2117 Mary NEFF b. March 1773 d. 21 January 1849
.A2118 Esther NEFF b. about 1774
.A2119 Christian NEFF b. 1776 d. 1813
.A211A Abraham NEFF b. 12 February 1778 d. 23 August 1847
.A211B Elizabeth NEFF b. about 1780
.A211C Louis NEFF b. about 1782
.A211D Dorothy (Dolly) NEFF b. about 1784
Daniel Bly states in his book "From The Rhine to the Shenandoah", Vol. 2, 1995, pg. 135, 137; his name was "JOHN" not John Henry. He was willed a portion of his father's land on the Shenandoah River in 1784 "where he now lives." John sold the land in 1801 and moved with his son-in law Martin Houser to Montgomery Co., OH near the present site of Dayton, OH. His will was written 21 Dec 1807 and probated 10 Sep 1811 Montgomery Co., OH Will Book A, page. 38.
.A212 Catherine NEFF was born about 1738/1740 in Lancaster Co., PA. Catherine died about 1817 in Shenandoah Co., VA. She married Jacob Bachman BAUGHMAN about 1768. He was born about 1738. He was the son of Henry BAUGHMAN and Barbara ...... Jacob died about 1806/1813. Known children of Catherine NEFF and Jacob Bachman BAUGHMAN are:
.A2121 Henry BAUGHMAN b. 13 October 1769 d. 28 August 1853
.A2122 Anna BAUGHMAN b. about 1772 d.
.A2123 Barbara BAUGHMAN b. about 1774 d. after 1829
Daniel Bly, From the Rhine to the Shenandoah, Vol. 2, 1996, pg. 139 states that Catherine wrote a will 2 Nov 1813 and referred to herself as a widow. But her husband Jacob was still living. He had left her and the family and went to "Territory South of the Ohio." Her will was probated 10 Mar 1817, Shenandoah Co. VA - Will book K, p. 229. Administration of her estate by George Hepner indicated on 22 Mar 1817 he paid for her coffin and paid Jacob Neff for the cheese and whiskey he provided for her funeral, Shen. Co., VA Will Book N, p. 14.
.A213 Francis "Frantz" NEFF was born about 1740 in Lancaster Co., PA. Francis died 3 October 1812 in Shenandoah Co., VA, near New Market, and was buried in at New Market in Kegey Neff Cem. He married Elizabeth ..... about 1765. She was born about 1743. Elizabeth died 24 August 1804 and also was buried in the Kegey Neff Cem. Known children of Francis "Frantz" NEFF and Elizabeth ..... are:
.A2131 Anna NEFF b. 1764/1765 d. March 1848
.A2132 Jacob NEFF b. 1766 d. December 1804
.A2133 Elizabeth NEFF b. 1769/1772 d. September 1828
.A2134 Mary NEFF b. 1773 d. 9 September 1828
.A2135 Magdalena "Molly" NEFF b. about 1775/1780
.A2136 John NEFF b. 27 December 1776 d. 19 January 1852
.A214 Jacob NEFF was born 1742 in Monacocy, Frederick Co., MD. Jacob died 5 August 1820 in Shenandoah Co., VA, near New Market, Old Homestead, and was buried in Shenandoah Co., VA, New Market, Kegey Neff Cem. He married Barbara GRAYBILL 3 December 1765 in Shenandoah Co., VA. She was born about 1747. Barbara died 6 May 1804 in Shenandoah Co., VA. Known children of Jacob NEFF and Barbara GRAYBILL are:
.A2141 John NEFF b. 20 February 1766 d. 6 September 1828
.A2142 Maria NEFF b. about 1768 d.
.A2143 Barbara NEFF b. 13 March 1771 d. 1810
.A2144 Anna NEFF b. 8 December 1772 d. 1 September 1828
.A2145 Christian NEFF b. 23 June 1776 d.
.A2146 Henry NEFF b. 23 October 1778 d. 2 June 1842
.A2147 Daniel NEFF b. 23 May 1780 d. 1804
.A2148 David NEFF b. 16 January 1785 d. September 1828
They were buried in Neff\Keagy Cemetery. His tombstone reads Jacob Neff died 5 Aug 1820, age 78 as copied by Dr. John W. Wayland in 1929. Year of birth calculated as 1742.
Daniel Bly lists additional children who died young from the records of Martha J. Kenton of Tulsa, OK., a descendent of son Henry.
.A215 Abraham NEFF was born about 1744 in Frederick Co., MD. Abraham died 28 July 1812 in Shenandoah Co., VA, and was buried in the Kegey Neff Cem.
.A216 Elizabeth NEFF was born about 1745/1750 in Shenandoah Co., VA. Elizabeth died before 1795 in Shenandoah Co., VA.
A small stone to the right of John Henry's has the initials "EN" and no doubt marks her grave.
.A217 Christian NEFF was born 1753/1754 in Augusta Co., VA, (Shenandoah Co.). Christian died 21 July 1814 in Shenandoah Co., VA, near New Market, and was buried in Shenandoah Co., VA, New Market, Kegey Neff Cem. He married Mary GRAYBILL. She was born September 1751. Mary died 21 January 1818 in Shenandoah Co., VA, near New Market, and was buried in Shenandoah Co., VA, New Market, Kegey Neff Cem. Known children of Christian NEFF and Mary GRAYBILL are:
.A2171 Catherine NEFF b. 1 December 1777 d. 2 August 1872
.A2172 Abraham NEFF b. 3 May 1782 d. 18 August 1846
.A2173 Christian NEFF b. 2 September 1787 d. 23 February 1873
.A2174 Barbara NEFF b. 5 October 1791 d. 6 August 1873
.A2175 Christina NEFF b. about 1793 d. after 1814
.A231 Jacob PFOUTZ was born 1737 in Lancaster Co., PA. Jacob died 23 January 1818. He married Mary BACH. She was born 1746 in Chester Co., PA, Coventry Twp. Mary died 1819 in Montgomery Co., OH. Known children of Jacob PFOUTZ and Mary BACH are:
.A2311 Samuel PFAUTZ b. 9 May 1776 d. 27 July 1843
.A2312 Michael PFOUTZ d. 1 May 1809
.A232 Michael PFOUTZ was born 1734/1740 in Lancaster Co., PA. Michael died 1824 in Frederick Co., MD. He married Barbara CRUMBACKER. She was born 10 September 1734 in Chester Co., PA. Barbara died 13 September 1813 in Frederick Co., MD. Known children of Michael PFOUTZ and Barbara CRUMBACKER are:
.A2321 Solomon PFOUTZ b. 1760 d. 1839
.A2322 Catherine PFOUTZ b. 1764
.A2323 Mary PFOUTZ b. 1766 d. 1843
.A2324 David PFOUTZ b. 1768 d. 1849
.A2325 Hannah PFOUTZ b. 1772
Newton and Virginia Poling, 10822 Oak Valley Drive, Hagerstown MD. 21740-7847 research on Michael Jr.
Sources: Chester Co PA. Legal Records, Deed Book Q, 336-339 1764, Elizabeth Crumbacker to Peter Crumbacker will No. 3784 1786, Elizabeth Engel
Frederick Co. MD records Deed G 344, 761, Michael Pfoutz from Charles Carroll Deed WR 11, 359, 1793, Michael Pfoutz to Solomon Pfoutz H53, 311, Will of Michael Pfoutz 182, GME, 73, 1826, Adm. Acct. Michael Pfoutz, Visit to Wofle Cemetery, Union Bridge, MD Monocacy and Catoctin, Schildknecht, p. 185-186.
.A233 Catherine PFOUTZ was born about 1742. She married Peter CRUMBACKER.
.A234 Johannes PFOUTZ was born 24 October 1745 in Lancaster Co., PA. Johannes died 24 March 1821 in Lancaster Co., PA. He married Mary MOHLER 1767. She was born 13 October 1750 in Lancaster Co., PA. She was the daughter of Henry Jr. MOHLER and Elizabeth LANDIS. Mary died 13 September 1813 in Lancaster Co., PA, and was buried in Middle Creek. Known child of Johannes PFOUTZ and Mary MOHLER is:
.A2341 John PFOUTZ b. 1772 d. 1857
Information is from Gene Fuller, Mattoon, IL 61938; John M. Wenger, New Kingstown PA. 17072; Bernice Lupinetti, Womelsdorf, PA 19567; and Charles R. Appler, Hillsboro NH 13244.
.A241 Christian NEFF was born about 1740 in Lancaster Co., PA. Christian died 14 April 1794 in Lancaster Co., PA. He married Magdalena Martha ...... She was born about 1742. Magdalena died 1820. Known children of Christian NEFF and Magdalena Martha ..... are:
.A2411 Henry NEFF b. about 1762
.A2412 Maria NEFF b. about 1764
.A2413 Anna Nancy NEFF b. about 1766
.A2414 Magdalena Martha NEFF b. about 1768
.A2415 Barbara NEFF b. about 1770
His name from a 10 May 1795 court record of Court of Common Pleas. ie: Christ. Marshall, Sen., Christ. Marshall, Jun., & Charles Marshall, served notice on Christian Neff, Christian Corral and Heater his wife, John Breneman and Mary his wife, George Gundecker and Elizabeth his wife, heirs of Abraham Neff dec’d.
1790 Lancaster Boro census: 2 Free While Males 16 or older, 1 male under 16, and 4 white females including heads of families. p. 137. taken the first Monday in August.
.A242 Esther NEFF was born about 1742 in Lancaster Co., PA. Esther died after 1795 in Greenbriar Co., VA. She married (1) Adam BRENNEMAN 30 December 1766 in Lancaster Co., PA. He was born 1740 in Lancaster Co., PA, Conestoga Twp. He was the son of Adam BRENNEMAN and Mary ...... Adam died 1778/1779 in Lancaster Co., PA, Conestoga Twp. Known children of Esther NEFF and Adam BRENNEMAN are:
.A2421 Maria BRENNEMAN b. 3 November 1767
.A2422 Esther BRENNEMAN b. 9 May 1769 d. 12 September 1774
.A2423 Abraham Neff BRENNEMAN b. 17 August 1771 d. 5 December 1820
.A2424 Elizabeth BRENNEMAN b. 11 August 1775 d. 5 November 1857
.A2425 Christian BRENNEMAN b. 10 August 1777 d. before 1834
Esther married (2) Christian K. CORRELL. He was born 1759. Christian died 7 September 1844 in Lancaster Co., PA. Murray 6-91 outline Kauffman, Charles Faus, p. 284; dates of birth and death.
Mennonite Family History, Murray, 4/91, pg.69-70 Indenture of 23 Mar 1782 (file LMHS), from Clayton Schenck Gerberich, The Brenneman History, pg.370
Name from a 10 may 1795 court record of Lancaster Co. Court of Common Pleas. Christ. Marshall, Sen., Christ. Marshall, Jun., & Charles Marshall: served notice on Christian Neff, Christian Corral and Hesther (Esther) his wife, John Breneman and Mary his wife, George Gundecker and Elizabeth his wife, heirs of Abraham Neff dec’d.
.A243 Maria NEFF was born about 1746 in Lancaster Co., PA, Conestoga Twp. Maria died 10 February 1822 in Lancaster Co., PA, Maytown. She married John BRENNEMAN. He was born 1744. He was the son of Adam BRENNEMAN and Mary ...... John died 1818 in Lancaster Co., PA, Maytown. Known children of Maria NEFF and John BRENNEMAN are:
.A2431 Elizabeth BRENNEMAN b. 8 October 1772
.A2432 Abraham BRENNEMAN b. 8 April 1774 d. 19 December 1847
.A2433 John BRENNEMAN b. 9 July 1776 d. 19 October 1810
.A2434 Esther BRENNEMAN b. 31 August 1779 d. 15 January 1863
.A2435 ..... BRENNEMAN b. about 1780 d. 6 November 1782
.A2436 Christian BRENNEMAN b. 17 October 1783
.A2437 Maria BRENNEMAN b. 17 October 1783 d. 6 February 1850
.A2438 ..... BRENNEMAN b. 12 November 1785 d. 12 November 1785
.A2439 ..... BRENNEMAN b. 12 November 1785 d. 12 November 1785
.A243A Adam BRENNEMAN b. 5 April 1789
.A243B George BRENNEMAN b. 6 March 1794 d. 25 August 1858
Gerberich, The Brenneman History, p. 379; He was a dealer in provisions and also practiced medicine. See write-up under wife who was also a physician.
Gerberich, The Brenneman History, p. 379; She was also a physician and could take charge of her husband's practice when he was ill or absent. Before 1775, They moved from Conestoga Township to Lancaster City, and thence to Maytown, PA, where they resided in their old age.
Name from a 10 may 1795 court record of Court of Common Pleas. Christ. Marshall, Sen., Christ. Marshall, Jun., & Charles Marshall: served notice on Christian Neff, Christian Corral and Heater his wife, John Breneman and Mary his wife, George Gundecker and Elizabeth his wife, heirs of Abraham Neff dec’d.
.A244 Elizabeth NEFF was born about 1750. She married George GUNBACKER 23 August 1785 in Lancaster Co PA. George died after 1795.
Elizabeth’s name is from a 10 May 1795 court record of Lancaster Court of Common Pleas: Christ. Marshall, Sen., Christ. Marshall, Jun., & Charles Marshall: served notice on Christian Neff, Christian Corral and Hester his wife, John Breneman and Mary his wife, George Gundecker and Elizabeth his wife, heirs of Abraham Neff deceased.