Family:Michael Kauffman and Anna Kneisley (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage? est. 1707-1710 prob. Germany
21 June 1714 prob. Germany
bef. 17 May 1749 Augusta County, Virginia
17 June 1715 Pennsylvania
21 December 1788 Virginia
abt. 1779
abt. 1717 Pennsylvania

Michael, David and Michael Kauffman

Michael, David and Martin Kauffman migrated probably from Germany, to Pennsylvania (Lancaster County) and then to Orange/Augusta County in the mid-1730's, where records prove they all acquired land on the Shenandoah River. They are assumed to be brothers as some records indicate, including the will of Martin, who refers to "the brotherhood" in his will in Augusta County records, with David and Michael Kauffman witnessing:

  • Page 125.--No date. Martin Kaufman's will in German and translated-- 1. She, herself, shall administer; my brother shall be her bondsman; the appraisers shall be out of the brotherhood. 2. She to have the estate until the eldest son comes of age. 3. Sons and all the children. Teste: David Kaufman, Michael Kaufman, Hans Root. Proved, 17th May, 1749, by Michael Kaufman and John Root. Widow Barbara granted administration.