Germany to New Jersey
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My sixth great-grandparents Elizabeth NASS about 1716-1753 Krefelt, Germany to Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey and Heinrich Hirt LANDIS born in Alsace to Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Elizabeth was the daughter of Reverend Johannes NAAS early minister of the Church of the Brethren in America. Heinrich LANDIS built a stone house in 1750 Amwell, New Jersey, which still stands and is a Registered National Landmark where Lafayette recovered after the ordeal at Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War.
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Seventh great-grandfather Johannes NAAS was born in 1669 Nordheim, Germany, died May 12, 1741 in Amwell, New Jersey. He came on the ship Pennsylvania Merchant September 18, 1733. Is buried in Moore Cemetery Sergeantsville, New Jersey about 2 miles northwest of Ringoes. His marker shown on right is broken and no words visible, although someone added a modern funeral home marker. He is discussed on pages 13-15 of the 1912 book "Some Who Led" by Galen Brown Royer.
He is on the list of the members who joined the German Baptist Brethren in Europe pages 54-70, Submitted by Ron Gordon. From "A History of the German Baptist Brethren" by Martin Grove Brumbaugh, Brethren Publishing House, Mount Morris, Illinois, 1899, reprinted 1961 are the following NAAS:
- Naas, John
- Naas, ????, first wife of above, died in Kreyfelt
- Naas, Margaret, second wife of above
- Naas, ????, daughter of John, by first wife
- Naas, Jacob Wilhelm, son of John
- Naas, Mary, wife of Jacob Wilhelm
More Naas Information
- John Naas: Contender for Christ by Donald Durnbaugh published May 10, 1858 in the Gospel Messenger now on Internet Archive.
- Some who led; or, Fathers in the Church of the Brethren who have passed over by Miller, D. L. (Daniel Long), 1841-1921; Royen, Galen B., (Galen Brown), 1862-1951 Publication date 1912, pages 13-15
- Hidden Gems: John Naas and the Potsdam Giants includes a photo of general burial location in Moore Family Cemetery, Amwell, New Jersey, by Haley Steinhilber, archival intern published on Brethren Historical Library and Archives.
- The Moore Cemetery January 22, 2016 Goodspeed Histories blog where Rev. John Naas is buried.
- A Stroll Through The Moore Cemetery February 5, 2016 Goodspeed Histories blog where Rev. John Naas is buried.
- The Amwell Church of the Brethren March 18, 2016 Goodspeed Histories blog.
- The German Baptist Church in Amwell February 19, 2016 Goodspeed Histories blog.
- NAAS Family Ancestry.com
- NAAS Family GenForum
- Reverend Johannes NAAS
- Nadine Holder's John NAAS History
- Harley Herli Family mentions Landis, Naas, and Ringoes, New Jersey
- Trout Family has Naas and Amwell, New Jersey link
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