Johannes Battenfeld1

M, #1348, b. 4 November 1688, d. 1785
Last Edited=27 Oct 2007
     Johannes Battenfeld, son of Johann Paul Am Ende (Battenfeld) and Anna Margretha Schneider, was born before 4 November 1688 at Battenfeld, Hessen-Nassau, Germany.2 Johannes Battenfeld was baptized on 4 November 1688 at Battenfeld, Hessen-Nassau.1 He was the son of Johann Paul Am Ende (Battenfeld) and Anna Margretha Schneider.1

Johannes Battenfeld married Maria Barbara Herbold, daughter of Hans Philipp Herbold and Maria Magadelena Seifert, on 24 February 1716 at Michelbach, Kreis Mosbach, Baden, Germany.1,2

According to researcher Richard Parks, Johannes Battenfeld came on the ship "Two Brothers" captained by Thomas Arnot. The ship came from Rotterdam, through Crowes, England, and arrived in Philadelphia on 28 August 1750. He and his family probably settled at "Essex" tract outside Clarksville, Virginia, originally patented to Samuel Bell.2

Tim Bottenfield states "Historical records of the Two Brothers register and other documents indicate several spellings of the family name; Battenfeld, Battenfel, Bottenfeld, Battefeldt, Battefelt, Bathenfeld, Battfeld, Batanfeld, Battesteld, Bottomfield, Bottenfell, Battenfield, Battenfelt. The most common original spelling was Battenfeld."1

From Tim Bottenfield's research we read: "Johannes immigrated to the New Land (America) with his wife, two sons, and three daughters in the eighteenth century from Michelbach, Germany (District of Heidelberg). He was required to pay the tenth penny at thirty florins, which enabled him to receive permission to leave Germany with his family. The family sailed on Captain Thomas Arnot's ship Two Brothers from Rotterdam, last from Cowes, England. He arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 28, 1750.

"The sons of Johannes Bottenfield were Phillip and Hans Adam as listed on the register of the ship Two Brothers. The names of his wife and three daughters were not included on the ship's register (females were not required to sign ship registers). The following reference was found in the book Rhineland Emigrants:

     (According to the Jacob Lischy Records, 1744-1769 (Hinke Collection), Adam and Elisabeth Battfeld had a daughter Catherine, baptized November 26, 1758; sponsors were Leonard and Catherine Sabel. This was somewhere in the York-Adams County area, where Lischy was a Reformed pastor. Philip Batanfeld was listed as taxpayer in Manheim Township, York County, in 1781 (Pennsylvania Archives, 3d Ser. XXI, 397). A possible misreading of the name involves the marriage of Adam Brecht and Margaretha Battesteld (sic), of Bethel Township, July 5, 1752 (Stoever Records, p. 63).1,3

Johannes Battenfeld died in 1785 at Virginia.2

Children of Johannes Battenfeld and Maria Barbara Herbold


  1. [S72] Tim Bottenfield, online, Tim Bottenfield (Auburn, Alabama), downloaded 2000.
  2. [S106], online www//, Richard R. Parks (Ancestry World Tree), downloaded 2002 and 2003.
  3. [S56] Homer Laurence III Litzenberg, Litzenberger and Litzenberg: Origins of the Names and Families
    (Pennsylvania: Homer Laurence Litzenberg, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Litzenberger and Litzenberg.