Kesselberg, Heinrich

Male 1661 - Aft 1729  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Kesselberg, Heinrich 
    Born Oct 1661  Mulheim, Ruhr, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 16 Aug 1729  Whitemarsh, Montgomery Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13473  32 Generations
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2008 

    Father Kesselberg, Heinrich,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Lisken,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F8507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catharine ?,   b. Est 1685,   d. Abt 1767, Providence, Montgomery Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Bef 1698  Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Casselberry, Paul,   b. Est 1707, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1748, Providence, Montgomery Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
    Family ID F8496  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married Bef 1698  Philadelphia Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F38740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • There is a copy of the church register of the Reformed Church in Mulheim a.d. Ruhr for the baptism of Heinrich Kesselberg, son of Heinrich and Lisken, in 1661.

      His will was proved Sept. 4, 1729, in Philadelphia, just two weeks after he wrote it. It mentions his wife Katherine, and children Dirick, John, Paul, William, Eve, Elizabeth, Mary, and Catherine. His burial location is unknown. Many Mennonites felt marking their graves was unnecessary, as God would know where to find them, which was all that mattered.

      There is a wealth of information on Casselberry families. A quarterly publication called "The Gamp Tree" is devoted exclusively to descendants of Heinrich Kesselberg. Another source is "Casselberry & Allied Families" by Jesse Wendell Casselberry. Mr. Bean of St. James Episcopal Church in Evansburg gave additional information, as well as numerous notes from within our family. The Kesselberg's may have originated with Silesian nobility around Militsch. Heinrich arrived in this country as a single man from the region of Bakersdorf, Co. Brugge, Germany, prior to 1691, when he first made an attempt at naturalization. He first settled in Germantown, soon after it was established by the "Concord" passengers, and was included in early Germantown records. His name appears as a witness to the marriage of Henry Ffrey and Anna Lovering performed by Daniel Pastorius of Germantown. He was officially naturalized in 1709, and bought 89 acres that same year in Farmerstown. He later moved to Providence Twp. He and his wife were Mennonites. He and his wife had eight children, Derrick, John, Paul, William, Eve, Elizabeth, Mary, and Catherine.