The Descendants of Johann Conrad Kilts
Emigrant to America
Genealogy of the Kilts Family

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GENERATION NO. 4

12. Jacob's Ancestor4 KILTZ <See pg. 4> (Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born about 1730 in Henau, Germany. He was the son of Johann Diehl KILTZ and ________ WIFE. He married Jacob Ancestor's WIFE. She was born about 1743 in Henau, Germany.

Known child of Jacob's Ancestor KILTZ and Jacob Ancestor's WIFE is:

+ 22. m i. Peter KILTZ, born 1784 <See pg. 16>.

13. Johann Peter4 KILTS <See pg. 4> (Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 6 Apr 1722 in Henau, Hunsruck, Germany, and was christened 12 Apr 1722 in Kellenbach, Hunsruck, Germany. He was the son of Johann Conrad KILTS and Susanna Margaretha MOOR. Johann died 1784/1786 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, and was buried 1784/1786 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY.

NOTES for Johann:

DOCUMENTATION: MORE PALATINE FAMILIES, Henry Jones: Johann Peter, b. 6 April 1722 at Henau and bpt. 12 April 1722, sp. Joh. Peter Streuer at Honau, Joh. Georg Moor, brother of the child's mother, and Anna Eva, sister of the child's mother, and Anna Eva, sister of the child's father (Kellenbach Chbk.)

REAL ESTATE: He bought 50 acres from the heirs of Philip Livingston n. of Stone Arabia on 22 Aug 1750.

MILITARY: Petter Kills was in Capt. Soffrines Deychert's Co. 20 March 1757

(REPORT OF THE STATE HISTORIAN, Vol. II, p. 783).

WILL: The will of Peter Kultz of Palatine District in Montgomery Co. was dated 25 Jul 1784 and never recorded (Montgomery Co. Dept. of History and Archives). The w/o Johann Peter Kultz was Anna Maria Bellinger (HJ).

NOTE: The Peter Kilts farm located on Kilts Road, Stone Arabia, Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA, is being restored by Willis Barscheid. The old "Dutch" barn has been restored to its original Kilts use and the house is being worked on. There are also other buildings on the property that are being restored. (1999)

DEATH: He was living 4 December 1784 when his mother-in-law made her will, but had died by 27 August 1786 when his son, Conrad was called heir at law in connection with Peter's back pay as a Revolutionary soldier. He died at Stone Arabia (David Kendall Martin).

BURIAL: In the cemetery located behind the house on the Peter Kilts property, Kilts Road, Stone Arabia, Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA.

He married Anna Maria BELLINGER 1748/1749 in NY, USA. She was born about 1730 in Minden, Montgomery Co., NY. She was the daughter of Adam BELLINGER, I and Anna Appolonia [------?------] . Anna died 1770 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, and was buried 1770 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY.

NOTES for Anna:

DOCUMENTATION: GENEALOGY OF THE MOHAWK VALLEY BELLINGERS AND ALLIED FAMILIES, Lyle Frederick Bellinger, 1976, page 10, #62.

BURIAL: Died and was buried on the Peter Kilts farm property, in cemetery directly behind the house, Kilts Road, Stone Arabia, Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY.

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Known children of Johann Peter KILTS and Anna Maria BELLINGER are:

+ 23. f i. Susannah (Anna) KILTS, born 9 Feb 1750, died 14 Dec 1842 <See pg. 16>.

+ 24. f ii. Anna Maria KILTS, born 1751, died 25 Sep 1832 <See pg. 17>.

25. f iii. Catharina KILTS, born 27 Mar 1755 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, christened 1755 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, died 22 May 1848. BAPTISM: Recorded: Trinity Lutheran Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Peter Kils, Anna Maria" Sponsors: "Marx Contrimann, and wife, Catharina"

+ 26. m iv. Conrad A. KILTS, born 7 Sep 1756, died 12 May 1846 <See pg. 20>.

27. f v. Appolonia KILTS, born 1756/1762.

+ 28. m vi. Peter P. KILTS, born 31 Jan 1762, died 30 Oct 1818 <See pg. 22>.

+ 29. m vii. Adam Bellinger KILTS, born 17 Dec 1766, died 3 Mar 1825 <See pg. 23>.

30. f viii. Maria Elizabeth KILTS, born 30 May 1770 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, christened 3 Jun 1770 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, died 25 Sep 1832.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Peter Gieltz, Anna Maria". Sponsors: "Henrich Lauchs, mar Maria Elisabeth".

NOTE: GENEALOGY OF THE MOHAWK VALLEY BELLINGERS AND ALLIED FAMILIES, Lyle Frederick Bellinger, 1976: An Elisabeth married 24 January 1797 to Henry Blank but she was not necessarily this Maria Elisabeth.

DEATH: Was date 1832 or 1852?

+ 31. f ix. Anna Eva KILTS, born 30 May 1770, died 20 Jan 1847 <See pg. 25>.

15. Johannes 4 KILTS <See pg. 5> (Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 28 Mar 1726 in Henau, Hunsruck, Germany. He was the son of Johann Conrad KILTS and Susanna Margaretha MOOR. Johannes died about 1763.

NOTES for Johannes:

BAPTISM: Sponsors: Johannes Mohr Jr., Gemeinsmann here, Joh. Henrich Scherer, Gemeinsmann at Henau and Anna Kunigunda Kultz from Schwartzerden (Kellenbach Chbk.).

BIOGRAPHICAL: (HJ) "Hans Kels was a member of the Stone Arabia Reformed church 16 June 1745." "Johannes Kilts was naturalized 20 March 1762 (Scott & Stryker-Rodda, p. 39)."

MARRIAGE: (HJ) He married (1st) Catharina, and then md. (2nd) Margaretha.

CHURCH: (DKM) The records of the Stone Arabia Reformed Church begin listing new members in 1739. A Protocol von den Glidmasen (Register of Members) shows that hannes Kels was received Juny 16, 1745.

NATURALIZATION: 20 March 1762, together with Peter, Adam, and Nicholas, Johannes Kilts were naturalized (COLONIAL LAWS OF NEW YORK, vol. 4, BON).

MILITARY: Elaine Liepshutz has the notation, "Revolutionary War Veteran". He married (1) Catharina Margaretha STUTZ about 1750. She was born about 1726.

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Known children of Johannes KILTS and Catharina Margaretha STUTZ are:

+ 32. m i. Johannes KILTS, born about 1751/1752 <See pg. 27>.

+ 33. f ii. Susanna Margaretha KILTS, born 25 Nov 1754 <See pg. 27>.

+ 34. f iii. Maria Elizabeth KILTS, born 16 Oct 1756, died 1796 <See pg. 28>.

+ 35. m iv. Johannes (John Pickle) KILTS, born about 1756/1757, died 7 Mar 1815 <See pg. 29>.

Johannes married (2) Margaretha [------?------] 1756/1759. She was born about 1726.

Known children of Johannes KILTS and Margaretha [------?------] are:

+ 36. f v. Maria (Maritje) KILTS, born May 1759 <See pg. 31>.

+ 37. f vi. Anna KILTS, born about 1761 <See pg. 31>.

+ 38. m vii. Nicholas KILTS, born 1755/1765 <See pg. 32>.

17. Johann Adam4 KILTS <See pg. 5> (Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 27 Aug 1730 in Henau, Hunsruck, Germany, and was christened 24 Oct 1731 in Henau, Hunsruck, Germany. He was the son of Johann Conrad KILTS and Susanna Margaretha MOOR. Johann died after 1810 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried after 1810 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Johann:

BAPTISM: (HJ) Sponsors: Bernhard Munsteiner at Henau, Joh. Adam, s/o Lorentz Fett at Henau, and Anna Margaretha, d/o Joh. Adam Kultz, the younger at Henau. (Kellenbach Chbk.).

MARRIAGE: Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY. "Adam Kieltz and Catharina Franck" No witnesses listed.

CHURCH: (DKM) In 1788 Adam Kels was a Deacon in the Stone Arabia Reformed Church, and a 1790 list of seat owners for that church includes Adam Kilts with seat #45 of the Men's Seats, seat #33 on the West side of the Women's Seats, and seats #171-2 in the gallery.

NATURALIZATION: Adam Kiltz was naturalized 20 March 1762 (Scott & Stryker-Rodda, p. 39).

NOTE: (DKM) In the Kilts Family Association Archives is a photostat of an original deed dated 24 February 1798 whereby Adam Kilts his X mark and his wife Cathrena her X mark of Palatine for $25 sold to George Stamm, Jr. of the same place one acre in the southeast corner of the westernmost half of lot 16 of the second division of the Stone Arabia Patent. The deed was witnessed by Christoph Hein, John Aumoiky, and John Coppernoll.

MILITARY: (HJ) Adam Kills was in the Company of Soffrines Deychert 20 March 1757, and Adam Kilts was in Soverinus Deyger's Co., 24 July 1763 (REPORT OF STATE HISTORIAN, Vol. II, p. 783 & 789. (DKM) During the Revolution, Adam Kilts served as an enlisted man in the 2nd Regiment of Tryon County Militia under Col. Jacob Klock (Roberts). Adam Kilts served as a private in the companies of Capt. Klock and Capt. Suts (Fernow). He also served under Capt. Rudolph Kock. He is listed as a Revolutionary ancestor in the DAR PATRIOT INDEX.

(DKM) French and Indian War: Adam served in the militia during the French and Indian War. A list headed: Company of Soffrines Deychert 1757 March 20th By an order of Sir William Johnson To march with my Company to Fort William Henery as Follweth Returned home ye 29 Instant, include among the privates, Adam Kills with Phillip and Peter Kills (TARSH II:783). And Adam Kils, with Philip Kils, is listed as a private on a list headed: Soverinus

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Deyger's Company. A True List of ye state of my company of Militia who has been on command at ye German Flatts, By Order of Sir William Johnson ye 24th Day of July 1763, as Followeth. Vizt: ...(TARSH II:793).

BURIAL: (DKM) Adam and his wife were buried on their Schoharie County farm. Between 1895 and 1900 they and Maria Ball were disinterred; all three bodies were placed in one coffin and stored overnight in a barn, then reinterred in Sharon's Slate Hill Cemetery. One stone was set up which had only Maria Ball's name on it. Adam and Catherine's stones have disappeared.

NOTE: There has been much speculation in the family of Florence Zula (Shafer) Witthoft and her nephew, Henry Arba Lyker, as to the location of the farm on which Adam Kilts settled when he came from Stone Arabia to Sharon. Florence and Henry erected a New York State Historical Monument along the Sharon-Argusville Road, but said that that wasn't the location of the farm along the road, but it "was back over in there", and today there is no road "back over in there". I don't know the author of the following, but it was in some material given to me by Ted Hoyt: They (Daniel and Nancy - second wife) lived on the farm in Sharon - the one which Adam Kilts took when he left Stone Arabia in 1730. Daniel and George both lived on it. The house and barn with the exception of a concrete silo burned to the ground in 1940. The livestock were overcome with smoke and burned to death.

THE COBLESKILL TIMES, Thursday, March 7, 1940, headline reads: $30,000 Fire Loss As Barn, House Go Near Argusville; Cattle, Horses, Farm House and Barns Destroyed On Kilts Place; Water Lack Handicap.

(HWW) We know the location of this property; first buildings on the left on a knoll and a log house has been constructed there. With this information, it seems that Florence Zula (Shafer) Witthoft and Henry Arba Lyker were incorrect with the location of Adam's original farm, i.e., "back over in there". Florence is my mother and I find it hard to believe that she is incorrect as to the location of the Adam farm. She was born in 1890, always interested in family, and knew a lot about the Kilts family who were born in the early 1800's. If she wasn't certain about something, she was quick to say so and qualify her statements, but in this case, as to the location of the original Adam farm, it was "back over in there".

ADDITIONAL NOTE: (DKM) No record has been found for Adam Kilts in the 1800 census which is imperfect for the Palatine area. Despite the mention in Roscoe's HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY that John Adam Kiltz moved from Stone Arabia in 1790 and purchased the farm upon which Daniel and George Kilts, his grandsons, then resided, Adam did not likely move there until 1800 or after; the deed (sale of one acre to George Stamm, Jr.) shows he was certainly in Palatine which included Stone Arabia in 1798. Roscoe continues that the old gentleman brought the boards with him from Stone Arabia to build a house. He reared four sons, namely Conrad, John, Adam and Peter, who were the fathers of the present heads of the Kilts family. The farm is located less than a mile north of Sharon Hill on the road to Argusville...The first, a board house, was built beside the willow trees in the valley and later moved to the top of the hill where today you can see only the burned remains of the farm buildings. (Today, 1999, the burned house and farm buildings are demolished except the concrete silo and later a log house was constructed there.)

He married (1) Catharina FRANCK 16 Jul 1765 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY. She was born 19 Feb 1743 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY. She was the daughter of Andreas FRANCK and Christina [------?------] . Catharina died after 1800 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried after 1800 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Catharina:

BIRTH: Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA.

DOCUMENTATION: The following is from: EARLY FAMILIES OF HERKIMER COUNTY NEW YORK, by William V.H. Barker, Geneaolgical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1986:

***** FRANK *****

Two or three Frank families appear to have settled at German Flatts before the time of the French & Indian devastation in 1757.....(and then he

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lists "probable lines" of Conrad <C>, Henry <H>, and Stephen <S>)..."

Another Frank family, headed by ANDRIES Frank, was living at Canajoharie, NY, by about 1742 (BOOK OF NAMES, page 60) and had children born between 1735 and 1760 with names Eva, Catherine, Christofel, Adam, John, Henry, Jacob, and possibly Elisabeth (who married by 1776 Frederick Staring).

During the Revolution we see probable descendents of Andries in Col. Fisher's Regiment from the Fonda, NY, area which lists Henry, Adam (at Oriskany), Albert, Andrew (wounded), John (killed at Oriskany) and Jacob (killed). Florence Hulsizer says: Herman, page 92 - Frank, 2nd paragraph; Andries Frank: lists his children. One of these was Catherine Frank who we know was the wife of our Adam Kilts of our Conrad, Adam, John Kilts descendancy.

Known children of Johann Adam KILTS and Catharina FRANCK are:

+ 39. f i. Anna Maria KILTS, born 31 Dec 1767, died 24 Sep 1831 <See pg. 32>.

+ 40. f ii. Catharine KILTS, born 8 Mar 1771, died 14 May 1850 <See pg. 33>.

41. f iii. Susannah KILTS, born 10 May 1774 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY. She married David SCHAEFFER 21 Apr 1804 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was born 31 Mar 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, and was christened 1780 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY. He was the son of Martinus SCHAEFFER and Sarah RICKERT. David died 30 Jun 1822. Notes for David:

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY.

Parents: "Mardienus Schaffer, Sara". Sponsors: "David Lawyer, Elisabeth Rickert".

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church of Lawyersville, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "David Shaver married to Susan Kilts". No witnesses listed.

NOTE: "David Shaver and Susannah" are sponsors for the child, "David, born 18 August 1804, parents Frederick Ulman and Magdalena Keller", as recorded in the Reformed Church of Lawyersville, formerly the German Reformed Church in New Rhinebeck, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY.

"David Shaver and Susannah Kilts" are sponsors for the child, "David, born 7 February 1811, parents Conrad Kilts and Caty Smith", as recorded in the Reformed Church of Lawyersville, formerly the German Reformed Church in New Rhinebeck, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY.

Notes for Susannah:

DOCUMENTATION: THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY KILTS FAMILY OF THE MOHAWK VALLEY, David Kendall Martin, 1985, page 21: iii. Susana Kilts born 10 May 1774. She is perhaps the Sara ehel.

Tochter von (lawful daughter of) Adam Kills listed the Protocol van den Glidmasen (Register of Members) of the Stone Arabia Reformed Church for August 1788, (probably confirmation date, age 14 - HWW), as there is no Sara on Adam's family record. She is probably, because of the location, the Susan Kilts who married David Shaver 21 April 1804 (German Reformed Church of New Rhinebeck (Sharon)).

17 Februarius 1793 Jacob Snel and Susanna Killsz sponsored Georg of Peter G. Snel of Palatine and Maria Snel. 29 November 1795 Severinus Stamm, sing. and Susanna Kills, sing. sponsored Severinus born 15 Nov 1795 to Peter Loux and Susanna Stamm (SAR). 6 August 1797 Martin Nestel and Susanna Kils sponsored Johannes born 30 Jul 1797 to George Stamm and Catharina Kils).

I'm more inclined to believe this last reference instead of the first, but I'm leaving both references open to inspection - (HWW).

42. f iv. Eva KILTS, born 22 Apr 1776 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY. She married Daniel SMITH 8 Apr 1810 in

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Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was born about 1776. Notes for Eva:

BIRTH: Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA.

CHURCH AFFILIATION: On 1 August 1794, Anna Eva Kills and Conrad Kils confessed their faith and were admitted to first communion, Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA.

MARRIAGE: Recorded: German Reformed Church in New Rhinebeck, near Dorlach (or Sharon), now Reformed Church of Lawyersville, also Union Reformed Church of Cobleskill, NY. "Daniel Smith and Eve Kiltz"

+ 43. m v. Conrad A. KILTS, born 4 Sep 1778, died 24 Apr 1843/1846 <See pg. 35>.

+ 44. m vi. Johannes Biggs KILTS, born 25 Jun 1781, died 23 Oct 1869 <See pg. 36>.

+ 45. m vii. Adam KILTS, Jr., born 7 Oct 1783, died 19 Nov 1869 <See pg. 39>.

+ 46. f viii. Margretha KILTS, born 17 Oct 1787, died 11 Aug 1858 <See pg. 39>.

+ 47. m ix. Peter A. KILTS, born 8 Dec 1789, died 6 Aug 1828 <See pg. 40>.

Johann married (2) Margaret [------?------] . She was born about 1730 in Germany.

18. Johann Nickel4 KILTS <See pg. 5> (Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 30 May 1732 in Henau, Hunsruck, Germany, and was christened 3 Jun 1732 in Kellenbach, Germany. He was the son of Johann Conrad KILTS and Susanna Margaretha MOOR. Johann died 15 Dec 1808 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Johann:

BAPTISM: (HJ) "Baptized as "Johann Nickel". Sponsors: Joh. Nickel Scholt from Aum, Joh. Nickel, s/o Thiel Kultz at Schwarzerden and Elisabetha Margaretha, widow of Dietrich Fett at Schlierschied (Kellenbach Chbk.)".

NATURALIZATION: (HJ) Johan Nickel Kiltz was naturalized 20 March 1762 (Scott & Stryker-Rodda, p. 39).

CENSUS: 1790 U.S. CENSUS: Nicholas Kilts, Town of Palatine 2 males over 16 (Himself and Nicholas, Jr.) 1 male under 16 (Son, George) 4 females (Wife, Elizabeth, Maria, and another)

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. "Nicolaus Kultz, sn of Conrad and Catharina Hultzin, b at Little Falls, dau of Stophel"

NOTE: On 14 February 1764, Nicholas Kells of Stone Arabia bought lot 15 of the Stone Arabia Patent. This farm, located on "Kilts Hill", is now owned and occupied by Kilts descendants, Henry and Deanne Crofoot. (1999) They do not operate it as a farm, but live in the house and rent out the land to neighboring farmers, keeping the land in production and in a good state of cultivation.

(DKM) In 1773 Nicholas Kilts sold 25 acres of lot 15 to George Coppernoll.

(DKM) On the property a well, sacred to the Indians, who had previously lived in the area. Until the late 1800's, the Indians came regularly at a fixed time bringing pebbles which they would dip in the water and hold to their eyes as a cure for sore eyes. Clarence Crofoot recalls a time as a child when a group of Indians came all the way from Canada to perform a ceremony at the well; he was told by his grandmother Kilts about their regular visits.

CHURCH AFFILIATION: (DKM) 8 June 1772 Nicholas his K mark Kills signed, with

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many other members of the Stone Arabia Reformed congregation, a call for a minister and subscribed 12 shillings (Vosburgh's transcription of the Reformed Church records, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, NY, New York State Library, pp. 99-101).

MILITARY: REPORT OF THE STATE HISTORIAN, Vol. II, p. 799 details his French & Indian War service in 1763.

(DKM) Nicholas Kilts saw militia service during the French and Indian War; a 1763 list of Captain Deyger's Delinquents: Officers and Persons Names, not appeared at the German Flatts when was ordered by me, Soverinus Deyger, Capt. of a Company of Militia at Stonraby, includes Nicklass Kills (TARSH II:799); the company had been ordered to German Flats by Sir William Johnson 24 July 1763.

The Revolutionary War seriously disrupted the Nicholas Kilts household. In his Revolutionary pension application (S13629), Nicholas's son, Peter N. Kilts, deposed that his father (Nicholas) and family were constrained to move into Fort Paris in the year 1778 before Peter had arrived to the age of 16.

During the Revolution Nicholas Kilts served as an enlisted man under Col. Jacob Klock in the Second Regiment of Tryon County Militia and Nicholas Kell (Kills) was listed as an enlisted man in Col. Frederick Fisher's Third Regiment of Tryon County Militia (Roberts). Fernow shows Nich's Kilts was a private in the company of Capt. Suts under Col. Klock and Nicholas Kiltz was a private under Capt. Miller, also under Col. Klock.

Among the receipts collected by Col. Klock from his men for service during the Revolution is #19022 24 June 1786 due Nick's Kills pvt. under Capt. Peter Suts, received by Nick's Kilts his mark K, witnessed by Cornelius C. Beekman, for 2.13.4 (pounds-money) (New York State Archives).

DEATH: Clair Kilts says died at "Reimensnyders Bush, NY", so I'm assuming he means in the Town of Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY (HWW).

He married (1) Maria Catharina HILTS 2 Sep 1760 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. She was born about 1743 in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY. She was the daughter of Christophel HILTS, II and Thorethea Dorothea SNEYDERIN. Maria died after 3 Aug 1780.

NOTES for Maria:

MARRIAGE: MORE PALATINE FAMILIES, Henry Jones: ii) Catharina, md. as d/o Stophel Hultz at the Fall 2 Sept 1760 Nicolaus Kultz (Stone Arabia Ref Chbk.).

Known children of Johann Nickel KILTS and Maria Catharina HILTS are:

+ 48. m i. Conrad N. KILTS, born 8 Aug 1761, died 11 Jan 1839 <See pg. 42>.

+ 49. m ii. Johann Peter Nicholas KILTS, born 27 May 1763, died 21 Mar 1850 <See pg. 43>.

+ 50. m iii. Stophel (Christopher) KILTS, born 5 May 1765 <See pg. 45>.

+ 51. f iv. Catharina KILTS, born 20 Mar 1767 <See pg. 46>.

+ 52. m v. Wilhelm KILTS, born 19 Feb 1769, died 8 Oct 1857 <See pg. 47>.

+ 53. f vi. Maria Elizabeth KILTS, born 19 Feb 1770 <See pg. 48>.

+ 54. m vii. Nicholas KILTS, born 15 May 1771, died 1806/1809 <See pg. 48>.

55. f viii. Maria Elizabeth KILTS, born 1773 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY.

IDENTITY: Clair Kilts has this Maria Elizabeth Kilts as a daughter of Johann Nicholas Kilts, but I do not find a record of either her birth or baptism in the Reformed Church or Trinity Lutheran Church books, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA.

There is a gap of 7 years between Nicholas and George so it is entirely possible that there were other children born to this couple.

Where did Clair find this person? (HWW)

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+ 56. m ix. George KILTS, born 7 Mar 1778, died 27 Aug 1868 <See pg. 49>.

+ 57. f x. Elisabeth KILTS, born 3 Aug 1780 <See pg. 50>.

58. f xi. Susan KILTS, born about 1782 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY.

Johann married (2) Anna Eva [------?------] 1780/1789. She was born about 1732.

20. Philip4 KILTS <See pg. 5> (Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 1740 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY. He was the son of Johann Conrad KILTS and Susanna Margaretha MOOR. Philip died 5 Jan 1827 in Minden, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Philip:

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. "Philipp Kieltz, Elisabetha Krembs" No witnesses listed.

MILITARY: (DKM) Philip saw militia service during the French and Indian War. Philip Kills appears among the privates on a list headed: Company of Soffrines Deychert 1757 March 20th By an order of Sir William Johnson To march with my Company to Fort William Henery as Followeth Returned home ye 29 Instant. Also, Philip Kils is included as a private on a list headed: Soverinus Deyger's Company. A True List of ye state of my company of Militia who has been on command at ye German Flatts. By Order of Sir William Johnson ye 24th Day of July 1763. As followeth. Vizt: ... (TARSH II:783,792).

During the Revolution, Phillip Kilts served as an enlisted man in the 2nd Regiment of Tryon County Militia under Col. Jacob Klock (Roberts). Fernow shows service as a private for Philip Kilts in the companies of Captains Suts, Klock, and (as Phililp Kitz) under Capt. John Zeely; he was also a corporal in the company of Capt. Kock, all in that regiment.

18 May 1775 Philip Kilts signed a statement, together with many other inhabitants of Tryon County, in support of the Continental Congress.

CHURCH AFFILIATION: (DKM) 8 June 1772 Phillibs Kilts, with others of the Stone Arabia Reformed congregation, signed a call for a minister and subscribed 12 shillings (Vosburgh's transcription of the SAR church records New York State Library pp. 99-101.

In the records of the seat owners of the Stone Arabia Reformed congregation for 1790, Philip Kilts had #27 of the men's seats, #34 on the west side of the women's seats, and #'s 152-3 in the gallery.

REAL ESTATE: (DKM) A tax list dated 1787 on an act of 19 April 1786 for Palatine includes Philip Kiltz (between Adam Kiltz and Nich. Kiltz) assessed 18 shillings. A tax list dated 1788 on an act of 23 October 1787 includes Philip Kils (again between Adam and Nicholas Kils) at Palatine assessed 18 shillings. And a tax list dated 1789 on an act of 1 October 1788 includes Philip Kiltz (once more between Adam and Nicholas Kiltz) in the Palatine District assessed 9 shillings (all New York State Archives and Manuscripts).

18 April 1812 Philib Kils (so signed) of the Town of Palatine deeded to his son John Kils of the same place for $1 in Palatine in the Van Slyck and Depyster Patent beginning at a white pine tree marked for a corner between lot 12 and the deeded lot, running east 63 rods, etc. containing 50 3/4 acres. The deed was witnessed by David I Zeilley and John Zielley (Montgomery County DEEDS, recorded 16 February 1826).

WILL: Montgomery County New York Probate Records, Vol. #4, page 67. Philip Kilts of Palatine Will dated November 17, 1815. Probated February 22, 1827. Mentions his wife and sons, John and Henry. Executors: Jacob Wolkamouth, Gisbert M. Van lstine. Witnesses: David I. Zielly, Catherine Zielly, Gisbert M. Van Alstine.

(COMPENDIUM OF EARLY MOHAWK VALLEY FAMILIES, Maryly B. Penrose, C.G., A.S.I., 19990)

!DEATH: Age 87 as per records, Reformed Church, Fort Plain, T-Minden, Montgomery Co., NY USA.

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He married Anna Elizabeth KREMS 21 Oct 1766 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. She was born 1750 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY. She was the daughter of Johann Henrick KREMS and Christina EMPIE. Anna died after 1815 in NY, USA.

NOTES for Anna:

BIRTH: Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA.

NOTE: Elizabeth Krembs, daughter of Christina Empie and Henrich Krembs, was probably born in Stone Arabia, where her grandfather Johann Ernest (Empey) Emichen was an original Patentee in 1723. Her mother may have been born elsewhere - after Johan Ernst arrived in America (1710 emigration from London) but before he settled in Stone Arabia. She was surely raised in Stone Arabia. Since her daughter Elizabeth sponsored Philip Kilts' and Elizabeth Krembs Kilts' first child, Anna, at the Stone Arabia Reformed Church in 1768, we know these families lived in or near Stone Arabia (HWW).

Known children of Philip KILTS and Anna Elizabeth KREMS are:

+ 59. f i. Anna Eva KILTS, born 18 Mar 1768 <See pg. 51>. + 60. f ii. Margaretha KILTS, born 6 Jan 1770 <See pg. 52>. + 61. m iii. John KILTS, born 1773 <See pg. 54>. + 62. f iv. Elizabeth "Betsy" KILTS, born about 1775 <See pg. 55>. + 63. f v. Catharina KILTS, born 14 Apr 1779 <See pg. 55>. + 64. f vi. Christina KILTS, born 30 Nov 1780 <See pg. 57>. + 65. f vii. Susanna KILTS, born about 1782 <See pg. 57>. + 66. m viii. Philipp Heinrich KILTS, born 4 Nov 1788 <See pg. 58>.

21. Anna Maria4 [------?------] <See pg. 5> (Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born about 1741. She was the daughter of Johann Conrad KILTS and Susanna Margaretha MOOR.

NOTES for Anna:

DOCUMENTATION: David C. Martin's publication, THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY KILTS FAMILLY OF THE MOHAWK VALLEY, page 6, gives a child # 6 of John Conrad Kultz\Kiltz, ?Anna Maria (Kilts?) and states, "No daughters are known for Conrad Kilts and his wife Susanna Margaretha." Henry Z. Jones, Jr., in his publication, MORE KILTS FAMILIES, does not list ?Anna Maria as his daughter, but does list a daughter as child # 7, "Maria Margaretha,b 28 April 1737 - sp.: Anna Margaretha - d/o Gabriel Grohn at Henau, Maria Elisabetha - d/o Joh. Adam Heip of Henau, and Paul Scherer - Gemeinsmann here (Kellenbach Chbk.)." She was born, 28 April 1737, and "Conradt Kultz from Haina in the county of Kirchberg asked the Baden Privy Council 13 Aug 1738 for the manumission of himself and 4 ch.,..." The four (4) children are the ones we know: Johann Peter, Johannes, Johann Adam, and Johan Nicolaus. So he either left his daughter Maria Margaretha in Germany, which is doubtful, but it is more likely that she died between birth, 28 April 1737 and his request to the Baden Privy Council for manumission of himself, wife and 4 children, 13 Aug 1738.

So, I'll leave it to the Genealogical researchers to decide whether or not David K. Martin's child # 6, ?Anna Maria (Kilts?), was a daughter of Conrad's who was not born in Germany, but in America. (HWW)

She married Michael WALLISER about 1768. He was born about 1741.

Known children of Anna Maria [------?------] and Michael WALLISER are:

67. m i. Johann Nicolaus WALLISER, born 13 Jul 1768 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, christened 17 Jul 1768 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Michael Wallisser, Anna Maria". Sponsors: "Johann Nicol Kieltz, Catharina".

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68. f ii. Maria Catharina WALLISER, born Jul 1770 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, christened Jul 1770 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Michael Wallisser, Anna Maria". Sponsors: "Johann Nicol Giels, Catharina".

69. f iii. Maria Elisabeth WALLISER, born 12 Apr 1773 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, christened 1773 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Recorded: Trinity Lutheran Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Michael Walliser, Anna Maria." Sponsors: "Philip Kils and wife".

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