HAMMIN, Gertrud
HAM, Conrad
(Abt 1688-After 1758)


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HAM, Conrad

  • Born: Abt 1688 1
  • Marriage: ROHRBACH, Rachel in 1710
  • Died: After 1758 1

bullet  General Notes:

1. Hunter Lists:

New York:

30 June 1710: 2 persons over 10 in the household, none under. (Conrad and Casper Ham: It is probable that Casper Ham was one of the adults aged 10 or over listed with Conrad until Sept. 1711. The 29 Sept. 1711 list is actually headed: Conrad and Casper Ham.)

4 Aug 1710: 3 persons over 10, none under. (Indicating Conrad's marraige)

4 Oct. 1710: 3 persons over 10, none under.

Manor of Livingston:

31 Dec. 1710: 3 persons over 10, 1 under. (Indicates the move from New York to the Manor of Livingston and the addition to his household - probably - if his wife's brother George, now an orphan; Casper is still with him, and he is now next to Peter Hamm and one name from Gertrud Hammin)

25 Mar 1711: 3 persons over 10, 1 under.

24 June 1711: 3 persons over 10, none under (Geroge has left)

29 Sept. 1711: 3 persons over 10, none under. (Labeled Conrad and Caspar Hamm)

24 Dec. 1711: 2 persons over 10, none under. (Casper has leftor come age.)

25 Mar. 1712: 2 persons over 10, none under.

24 June 1712: 2 persons over 10, 1 under. (First child is born.)

13 Sept. 1712: 2 persons over 10, 1 under.

2. The "Roll of the Independent companie of the Mannor of Livingston as they were mustered at ye mannor House on the 30th Day of Nov 1715" contains the name of Coenraut Ham.

3. 17 Jan. 1716, Coenraet Ham was naturalized before a Mayor's Court at Albany (MacWethy: Book of Names).

4. Simmendiner Lists: About 1717 at Queensberg in the East Camp: Conradt Hamen and his wife Rachel with 3 childred; also listed are Peter and Caspar.

5. 11 June 1720: Coonrodt Ham was a freeholder in Northpart Livingston. (Albany Co. Freeholders)

6. Livingston Debt Lists: Coenradt Ham was a Palatine Debtor in 1718, 1719, 1722, and 1726.

7. 27 Jan. 1726: sponsored, with Rachel, son of John Kohl and Rachel, at the Church at Reinbeck in Bekmans-land. (NYC Luth.)

8. 28 April 1731: sponsored, with Rachel, Dewes, son of Robert Van Duse and Christina.

9. 8 Nov. 1737: sponsored, with Rachel, Jacob, son of Johan Petri and Maria Catharina. (Zion Luth. Church at Athens - then Loonenberg)

10. 28 May 1741: Sponsored, with Rachel, Rachel, daughter of Martin Ham and Maria. (Zion Luth. Church at Athens - then Loonenberg) (Grandaughter)

11. 18 May 1745: sponsored, with Rachel, Conrad, son of Hendrick and Eva (Hen) Ham. (Linlithgo DR) (Granddaughter)

12. 23/28 April 1751: Sponsored, with Rachel, Conradt, son of Robert Van Duise and Catrina (Ham) (Claverack DR) (Granddaughter)

13. 10 Sept. 1756, sponsored, with Rachel, Rachel, daughter of Augustinus Smith and Tabitha (Ham) Smith. (Germantown DR) (Granddaughter)

14. 20 May 1758: sponsored, with Rachel, Rachel, daughter of Robert Van Deusen and Catherina (Ham). (Mt. Ross/Gallatin Ref.) (Granddaughter)

Conrad Ham was a Palatine immigrant, that episode of American History being well recounted by Henry Z. Jones as well as others. He first appears in 1710 with his two brothers Peter and Caspar, and possibly his mother, appearing on the 'Hunter lists' of 1710.

He no doubt lead a tough life. The early history of the Palatine immigrants life in America was full of hardship and Conrad remained all his life on land that he farmed as a tenant farmer on the Livingston Manor. Robert Livingston's manor was the longest lasting of the New York Manors, right up until the time of the Revolution and his name appears on the debtor lists of the manor through the mid 1720's.

Not much further is known of Conrad, but his name appears with his wife's from time to time until 1758 on the baptismal rolls of various Dutch Reformed churches of the Hudson Valley. 1 2


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

There is a marker at the Washington Hollow Cemetery erected by a John Ham to Conrad Ham with his dates as 1694 - 1749. David K. Martin considers the dates incorrect. He is also doubtful that Conrad is actually buried there.


Conrad married Rachel ROHRBACH, daughter of Johannes ROHRBACH and Anna Apollonia FUNK, in 1710. (Rachel ROHRBACH was born in 1691 and died after 1758-1764.)



1 Martin, David Kendall, Unpublished Research notes on the Palatine Ham family.

2 Jones, Henry, The Palatine Families of New York, a Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710 (Universal City, CA, 1985) in 2 Volumes.

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