Last date updated: 07/14/01
GENERATION NUMBER NINE
9. CHRISTIAN9 MENGES/MINGUS (JOHANNIS8 MENGES, LEONHARD7, WILHELM6, HANS5, MATTHIAS4, JOST3, CLAUS2, HANS1) was born circa 1721; baptised Kingston, Orange County (previously Ulster County), New York; died after June 12, 1775. He married MARIA ROBERTSON/ROBERTSZ Bef. 1746. She was born September 23, 1722 in Kingston, Orange County, New York. She was the daughter of Jacobus Jeems/James Robertsz and Wyntgen/Weyntgen Klaarwater.
CHRISTIAN MENGES/MINGUS: Reference James Anderson, John M. Mangus, James L. Powell and LDS FHC. Baptismal information found in the "Register of the Dutch Reformed Church at Kingston," p. 134, no. 2836. Baptismal sponsors included: Christiaan (sic) Meyer and Anna-Geertruy Meyer. See also Jones at p. 615. The Menges family moved to Kingston in approximately 1721. The Reformed Church of Montgomery was formed in 1732 (from the notes of Jim Powell). According to the "Old Brick Church" records from Montgomery, Christian Menges and Frederick Buckstaver (sic) were listed as 1st Deacons on August 27, 1737. Also listed were Deacons Johannis Moul and Jacob Krist, two surnames closely related to the Menges family. But see "History of Orange County, New York," by Ruttenber & Clark, at p. 391. In May of 1739, Christian Menges is listed as one of five members of the Reformed Church of Montgomery. On May 8, 1739, a Christian Menges appears as a sponsor in the church books; however, no further details are available. On May 29, 1749, Christian Menges is listed as "Consistory of Church," and again on August 20, 1756. According to Jim Powell, the "Consistory is the governing board of a local church or congregation in certain Reformed Churches." According to notes obtained from Donna Cook, Christian Menges was a witness on August 26, 1758 at the wedding of his nephew, Johannes Christ and his bride, Christina Schmidt (widow). No specific church is listed for this reference. The will of Hieronimus Mingus of Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, Western Division of the Province of New Jersey, written on June 12, 1775 and proved December 9, 1780 provides that Hieronimus' half-brother, Christian, is his only heir at law and also mentions the son of Christian, also named Hieronimus. In the "History of Orange County, New York," by Ruttenbur & Clark (1881) at p. 375, Christian and David Mingus appear on the town records including Crawford from 1768-78. Also, the town of Hannover from 1772-1782, which was later renamed Montgomery. Also see, "Origin of Orange Couty, New York," by Mildred F. Roberts (1970) on p. 12 (Index) listing persons from the "History of Orange County," by Eager (1846) and providing that Christian Mengus and David Mingus were on the list. Note the spellings of both Christian and David's surnames on that list. Also note that the "Town Records," for the town of Montgomery at p. 17, compiled by Crawford & Wallkill (1768-1778) do not list a Christian or David Mingus (or any alternative spelling).
Please note the following from Jim Powell: "Note that Johannis (1) and Christian (2) are in the DUTCH Reformed Church of Kingston in 1721. In 1736, Christian is a Deacon in the GERMAN Reformed Church. The Dutch who colonized New Netherland (New York) early in the 17th century were chiefly members of the Reformed Dutch Church...only a small minority being Lutherans. Members of the GERMAN Reformed Church began to emigrate (sic) to America in the first quarter of the 18th century. MOST OF THEM FROM THE PALATINATE, where the church had its beginning. The Reformed Churches, the Presbyterian Church (begun by John Knox in Scotland) and the Huguenots of France were based on models by John Calvin (1509-1564). " The Dutch Reform Church and the Dutch Presbyterian Church were the same church, according to Mr. Powell.
MARIA ROBERTSON/ROBERTSZ: Reference James Anderson, John M. Mangus, James L. Powell and LDS FHC.
Questions posed by James L. Powell:
- According to the New York Library, "Anna Menges mar Jermiah Fitzgeald [Fitzgerald?] Feb. 27, 1776. Is this Anna the daughter of Christian Menges and the sister of Hieronimus?
Children of CHRISTIAN MENGES/MINGUS and MARIA ROBERTSON/ROBERTSZ are:
i. ELIZABETH MINGUS, b. August 12, 1746, Montgomery, Orange County, New York; m. JACOB CLARK, September 10, 1772, Montgomery, Orange County, New York; d. Unknown.
ii. MARIA MINGUS, b. January 20, 1747/48, Baptised at Old Dutch Reformed Church, Kingston, Ulster County, New York. According to Old Dutch Reformed Church baptismal records, Maria Menges was baptised on January 20, 1748 with sponsors Frederich Gimberg and Maria Borde in Kingston, Ulster County, New York.
iii. JOHANNIS MINGUS, b. October 15, 1751, Montgomery, Orange County, New York.
v. JACOBUS MINGUS, b. May 15, 1756, Montgomery, Orange County, New York.
10b. vi. ANNA MARGARET MINGUS, b. about 1749, New York; d. August 15, 1834, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York; buried with husband at Thorn Hill Cemetery, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York; m. February 2, 1776 in the German Reformed Church at Montgomery, Ulster/Orange County, New York to JEREMIAH FITZGERALD, b. about 1751; d. September 25, 1816, Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York.