EUROPEAN ORIGINS OF THE BRETHEN: A Source Book on the Beginnings of the
Church of the Brethren in the Early Eighteenth Century. Elgin, Illinois,
The Brethren Press, 1958, pp. 296-298.
Passengers Who Arrived With Alexander Mack in 1729
on the ship 'ALLEN'
Submitted by Judith Cox Whipple
Arrival in Pennsylvania
It was not until 1729 that Mack led the Wittgenstein group on the long
and dangerous ocean voyage from the Netherlands to the New World. In 1727
Mack had sold his share of the inheritance from his father-in-law, John
Valentine Kling (who died in Schriesheim in 1714), while in Surhuisterveen.
Neither of the two Ann Margaret Macks given on the passenger list of the
Allen refers to Mack's wife, who died in September 1720, according to the
entry in Alexander Mack's Bible, now preserved at Bridgewater College,
It is probable that some of those listed were not members of the
Brethren group, but merely passengers on the same ship. The names have
been edited in an attempt to reconstruct more accurate spellings, since the
lists were written by English clerks who had great difficulty spelling
German names. Although there is a less complete list with actual signatures,
some of the group were illiterate and their names were also written by
clerks on this list as well.
Arrival of the Allen Recorded
Minutes of the provincial council.
At the Courthouse of Philadelphia, September 15th, 1729... A List was
presented of the names of Fifty nine Palatines, who with their Families,
making in all about One hundred and twenty six Persons, were imported in
the Ship Allen, James Craigie, Master, from Rotterdam, but last from Cowes,
as by Clearance thence dated 7th of July last. (1)
Allen Passengers Listed
A list of passengers imported in the ship Allen from Rotterdam,
James Craigie, Master, September 11, 1729.
Alexander Mack, Jr.
John Henry Kalckloser
Jacob Kropf (sick)
Christian Kropf, Jr.
John Slaughter [Schlachter?]
John George Koch
John Michael Amweg
John George Kiessel
John Jacob Kiessel (sick)
John Ulrich Oellen
Jahn Caspar Kolb
John Martin Kress
John Jacob Hopback
John Bruner (sick)
Philip Michael Fiersler
Valentine Perhart [Bernhard?] Hisle
John George Klauser
Henry Holstein, Germ't.
John Jacob Knecht
Henry Peter Middeldorf
Mathew Bradford (English)
Nicholas Bayly (English)
Daniel Kropf (sick)
These following are under the age of fifteen.
Christopher Gottlieb Marte
John Henry Bruner
These following are female passengers.
Christine Margaret Keissel
Anna Barbara Keissel
Eva Taback [?] Oellen
Anna Phillis [Felicitas?] Kolb
Anna Catherine Kress
Anna Barbara Kitsenlander
Catherine Elizabeth Bruner
Anna Marie Latrine
Anna Margaret Hoffart
Anna Margaret Hoffart, Jr.
Anna Ursula Perger
Maire Phillis [Felcitas?] Wightman
Marie Catherine Fiersler
Susan Catherine Hisle
Anna Marie Klauser
Marie Magdalene Kamp
Anna Marie Barbara Rafer
Joanna Margaret Boni
Anna Margaret Mack
Anna Catherine Lesle
Marie Elizabeth Lesle
Marie Elizabeth Bossert
Marie Agnes Marte
Anna Margaret Mack
Catherine Slaughter [Schlachter?]
Anna Elizabeth Pettighofer
Maeta [Martha?] Lina Pettighofer
Anna Catherine Koch
Anna Marie Ackhoden
James Craigie [Captain] (2)
1. Ralph B. Strassburger, "Pennsylvania German Pioneers," (Norristown,
PA: Pennsylvania German Society, 1934) p. I, 29.
2. Strassburger, pp. 27, 28.