Gertrud Hammin
Conrad Ham
(Abt 1688-After 1758)


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Conrad Ham

  • Born: Abt 1688 646
  • Marriage (1): Rachel Rohrbach in 1710
  • Died: After 1758 646

bullet  General Notes:

Conrad Ham was a Palatine immigrant whose line traces forward into the Spicer name. His name, along with his two brothers and either his mother or sister, appear on the lists of Palatine immigrants who sailed from London in 1710 to take up residence north of New York near what is present day Germantown. The story of the Palatine emigration is told in a number of sources, but the genealogical aspects are best in Henry Z. Jones' two volume set of Palatines to New York. His name is spelled in various ways: Conrad Hamm or Conrad Hamen on some of the lists.

He no doubt lead a tough life; the early history of the Palatine immigrants life in America was full of hardship. Conrad remained all his life on land that he farmed as a tenant farmer on the Livingston Manor in Columbia County, New York. His name occurs a number of time from the early lists of Palatine immigrants to records of where he and his wife Rachel Rohrbach sponsored children in the church books until 1758, after which he likely died. A number of those children were his grandchildren.

David Kendall Martin, another Ham researcher, wrote: " In the Washington Hollow Cemetery is a stone marked: Conrad Ham (1694-1749) erected to his memory by John Ham." He goes on to say that this is not Conrad Ham who died after 1758 and "...I am inclined to think he stayed on the Livingston Manor in Columbia County, and it was several of his children who moved to Washington Hollow, notably is son Frederick." There is no evidence that Conrad Ham is buried in Washington Hollow Cemetery, nor has his burial location been found. It is more likely he is buried near where the Palatine immigrants settled; Washington Hollow is some 35 miles south of Germantown, but the cemetery contains many persons with the name Ham, including Conrad's son Frederick. 572,646


bullet  Events

Lists: Hunter Lists, 1710, New York. 572 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.

Lists: Manor of Livingston, 1710-1712, East Camp, Queensbery, NY. 572 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.

residence, 1710-1717, East Camp, Queensbery, NY. 686,687 East Camp is not a geographic place now, but was on the east bank of the Hudson river where Sharps Landing Road and Queensbury Drive are now about two and a half miles south of Linlithgo off of State road 90. At the time it was called the Queensbury camp.

Military: Militia, 30 Nov 1715, Manor Of Livingston, New York. 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.

Naturalization, 17 Jan 1715/16, Albany, Albany, New York, United States. 17 Jan. 1716, Coenraet Ham was naturalized before a Mayor's Court at Albany (MacWethy: Book of Names).

Lists: Simmendiner, Abt 1717, East Camp, Queensbery, NY. 688 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.

Lists: Livingston Debt Lists, 1718-1726, Livingston Manor, Columbia Co., NY. Livingston Debt Lists: Coenradt Ham was a Palatine Debtor in 1718, 1719, 1722, and 1726

Freeholder, 11 Jun 1720, Livingston Manor, Columbia Co., NY. 11 June 1720: Coonrodt Ham was a freeholder in Northpart Livingston. (Albany Co. Freeholders)

Sponsored: with Rachel, son of John Kohl and Rachel, at the Church at Reinbeck in Bekmans-land. (NYC Luth.), 27 Jan 1725/26.

Sponsored: with Rachel, Dewes, son of Robert Van Duse and Christina, 28 Apr 1731.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored: with Rachel, Conradt, son of Robert Van Duise and Catrina (Ham) (Claverack DR) (Granddaughter), 10 Sep 1756.

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


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.)

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