Hans Adam Battenfeld1

M, #1151, b. 18 February 1725, d. before 17 March 1804
Last Edited=18 Oct 2007
     Hans Adam Battenfeld, son of Johannes Battenfeld and Maria Barbara Herbold, was born on 18 February 1725 at Michelbach, A. Erbach, Baden, Germany.2 Hans Adam Battenfeld was the son of Johannes Battenfeld and Maria Barbara Herbold.2

Different researchers (Tim Bottenfield, Litzenberg, Richard Parks) have the wives and children of Hans Adam Battenfield differently. This is all questionable until further research is done.

Hans Adam Battenfeld immigrated to the United States on 28 August 1750 to Port of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. From Howard L. Lackey in The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families, we read:
     "There is evidence that this Greene County family is descended from ancestors who were natives of the Palatinate or Rhine Valley, three of whom came to America on the British ship "Two Brothers," Thomas Arnott, master. This ship left Rotterdam and, after touching at Cowes, England, arrived at the Port of Philadelphia, where, on August 28, 1750, Johannes Battenfeld, Phillip Battenfeld, and Hans Adam Battenfeld took the Oath of Allegiance to the British.

     No doubt this Hans Adam Battenfeld was the immediate ancestor of the family who settled on "Essex," the tract of land outside Clarksville, originally patented to Samuel Bell."1

Hans Adam Battenfeld married Maria Elizabeth Pauster on 9 November 1754 at Saint Matthews Lutheran Church, Hanover-York, Adams County, Pennsylvania.2

Hans Adam Battenfeld died before 17 March 1804 at Loudoun County, Virginia.3

There is a Bottenfield Junior High School at 400 Hillcrest Road, Adamsville, Jefferson County, Alabama 35005. This school was undoubtedly named after some descendant of Hans Adam Battenfeld who first came to the United States from Germany.

Children of Hans Adam Battenfeld and Maria Elizabeth Pauster


  1. [S60] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and Its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania: Waynesburg Republican, May 25, 1950). Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S72] Tim Bottenfield, online http://www.forestry.auburn.edu/bottenfield/, Tim Bottenfield (Auburn, Alabama), downloaded 2000.
  3. [S106] Ancestry.com, online www//http.awt.ancestry.com.rrp023.ged, Richard R. Parks (Ancestry World Tree), downloaded 2002 and 2003.