Saturday, May 31, 2014

Surname Saturday - PROPER (Germany? to colonial New York)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  


I am in the 7th great-grandmothers and I'm up to Ancestor #971, who is MARIA BARBARA PROPER (1697-1742)
.   [Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 7th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations in this PROPER family line is:

1.  Randall J. Seaver (1943-living)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)


6.  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7.  Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

14.  Charles Auble (1849-1916)
15.  Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952)

30.  James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902)

31.  Mary Jane Sovereen (1841-1874)

60.  Abraham James Kemp (1795-1881)
61.  Sarah Sephrona Fletcher (1802-1865)

120.  John Kemp (1768-1861)
121.  Mary Dafoe (1776-1850)


242.  Abraham Dafoe (1755-1815)
243.  Katreen Diamond  (1755-????)

484.  Johann Ernst Dafoe (1726-1784)
485.  Maria Keller (1729-1789)


970.  Conrad Keller, born about 1695 in Meisbach, Bayern, Germany; died 1742 in Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States.  He was the son of 1940. Christian Keller and 1941. Anna Margaretha.  He married about 1720 in New York, United States.
971.  Maria Barbara Proper, born about 1700 in Germany; died 10 August 1742 in Livingston, Columbia, New York, United States.  

Children of Conrad Keller and Maria Proper are:
*  Anna Elisabetha Keller (1722-????),m married 1741 Isaac Esselstein (1720-????)
*  Christian Keller (1726-1790), married 1749 Elisabetha Backus (1727-????).
*  Johannes Jost Keller (1728-1796), married 1748 Annatje Klapper (1729-1790).
*  Maria Keller (1729-1789), married 1749 Johann Ernst Dafoe (1726-1784)
*  Hendrick Keller (1730-1764), married 1755 Catharina Althuyser (1730-1764).
*  Catharina Keller (1732-????), married 1755 Daniel Dafoe (1731-????).
*  Christina Keller (1734-????), married 1754 John McFall.
*  Agnes Flora Keller (1739-????).
*  Jacob Keller (1742-????).

1942.  Johann Jost Proper, born about 1679 in Germany; died about 1726 in Livingston Manor, Columbia, New York, United States.  He married before 1699 in Bayern, Germany.
1943.  Anna Elisabetha, born about 1680 in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany; died 1724 in Livingston Manor, Columbia, New York, United States.

Children of Johann Proper and Anna Elisabetha are:
*  Maria Barbara Proper (1700-1742), married 1720 Conrad Keller (1695-1742).
*  Johann Friedriech Proper (1702-1750), married 1723 Susanna Margaretha Forster (1700-????).
*  Johann Pieter Proper (1705-????), married 1727 Rachel Hoogteeling (1710-????).

An excellent surname book for the Proper/Propert family is:

Lewis G. Proper, Proper Family History, Including Prooper, Propert, Propfer, Propper and Proppert. (Rochester, N.Y. : the author, 1996), accessed on FamilySearch Books (https:books.familysearch.org).

Update:  Doris reminded me, in comments, that Johann Jost Proper was a Palatine immigrant, and has a profile in one of Hank Z. Jones' books.  I may not have found that yet.  Thanks, Doris!

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 Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver


1 comment:

Doris Wheeler said...

Hi Randy,
I assume you know that your Johann Jost Proper was a 1710 Palatine and is included in Henry Z. Jones, Jr.'s highly respected work, The Palatine Families of New York 1710.

Doris