Balthasar Hamman
(Abt 1722-1755)


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1. Anna Margaretha Zimmerman

Balthasar Hamman 1

  • Born: Abt 1722, Ruschberg, Birkenfeld, RP, DEU 2
  • Marriage (1): Anna Margaretha Zimmerman on 4 Apr 1747 in Orefield: Jordan Lutheran Church, Lehigh, PA
  • Died: 1755, , Lehigh, PA about age 33

   Other names for Balthasar were Baltzer Haman, Balzar Haman,3 Baltzar Hamman 4 and Balzar Hammann.5

   FamilySearch ID: KJ5S-B49.

  General Notes:

A John Haman is listed as a charter member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Strouchsburg, Berks County when organized in May of 1743. Unless he was Johan Baltzar Haman, was this John a brother of Baltzar? Further research is needed. 6

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: before 1741 in , , Bayern-Pfalz, DEU.

2. Relatives To Research: The Hamman Y-DNA project identifies the different Hamman family lines that immigrated into Pennsylvania and elsewhere. See

3. He immigrated on 26 Oct 1741 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 2 7 8 Several books list the Palatines imported in the Snow Molly, John Cranch, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Deal. Balthasar Hamman, age 19, is the spelling in some books; but in the lists published in Pennsylvania German Pioneers it is spelled Balzer Hamman.

4. Property on 21 Aug 1751 in Macungie Twp., Lehigh, PA. 4 The records showing warrants for land issued in Pennsylvania list the following:

HAMMAN, Baltzar 21 Aug for 100 acres in Maccungy surveyed to William ZIMMER by Warrant 10 June 1746 but Forfeited.

HAMMAN, Baltzar 21 Aug for 25 acres adjoining his own land and Adam HEBERLEY near Maccungy.

Macungie Township is now in Lehigh County, which was formed from Northampton County which was formed from Bucks County.

Balthasar married Anna Margaretha Zimmerman on 4 Apr 1747 in Orefield: Jordan Lutheran Church, Lehigh, PA.


1 Yoder, Don; editor, Pennsylvania German Immigrants (1980. Baltimore. Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. Lists consolidated from yearbooks of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society.).

2 Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Edited by William John Hinke, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals In the Port of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania German pioneers : a publication of the original lists of arrivals in the port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808
(View online at, Page 314.

3 Family History Library Film 21544 DGS 8139244 - Item 1 - Burial records of the Salem Lutheran Church, Lebanon, Lancaster County, now Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, 1773-1876 (translated by Samuel A. Louser), Page 69, Burial of Anna Maria Catherine Bicher.

4 Pennsylvania Applications for Warrants (Film 0984127
Copyrighted and compiled by Catherine Paystrup April 2002).

5 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

6 Fisher, Charles A., Early Pennsylvania Births 1675-1875 (Selinsgrove, PA c1947), Page 38.

7 Rupp, Daniel, A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727 - 1776 (I. G. Kohler, Philadelphia, 1876), Page 121.

8 Gary T. Horlacher, The Palatine Project (,

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