Rathkeale Parish Church 2005
County Limerick Ireland
Photo provided by Graeme Loughton
Peter PIPER m 1749 Elizabeth BOVENHIZER
Peter PIPER was the son of Jacob and Christiana. Jacob b abt 1690 probably in Mausweiler/Hausweiler in the Rhineland Palatinate, was the son of Johann Peter PFEIFFER, aged 57, a Miller and a Lutheran, who arrived in London in the 3rd Party of Palatines on 2 June 1709 with his wife and sons (Jacob) aged 19 and (John) 5 yrs. [London Lists, HJ p91]
Peter PIPER of Killikeen married Elizabeth BOVENHIZER on 2 May 1749 at Rathkeale, County Limerick, Ireland. Elizabeth was most likely born in the late 1720s on the Southwell Estate around Rathkeale.
The Rathkeale registers pre-1742 are extant which means there is no record of the birth of Elizabeth BOVENHIZER but there is no doubt that she was a daughter of one of the sons of John/Johann/Hans Adam. Her father was most likely Peter BOVENHIZER who was a Palatine living on the Southwell Estate, Co Limerick on 29 Sep 1720 and a freeholder at Killiheen, Co Limerick in Apr 1755 [Groves Papers HJ p 21] Wife of Peter was Elisabetha who was bur 28 Dec 1762 [Rathkeale Churchbook HJ p21]
Children of Peter PIPER and Elizabeth BOVENHIZER:
Catherine PIPPER (PIPER) chr 10 Aug 1750 Rathkeale, Limerick d/o Peter/Elizabeth [IGI Batch C700591 extracted from parish records]
Catherine PIPER of the Parish of Rathkeale m 17 Apr 1771 Rathkeale, Limerick, Daniel SHOEMAKER of Parish of Particles, Co Limerick [IGI Batch No M700591 extracted from parish records]
Juliana PIPER chr 3 Oct 1753 Rathkeale, Limerick d/o Peter/Elizabeth [IGI Batch C700591 extracted from parish records] May be the Susannah PIPER d/o Peter and Elizabeth bur 14 Aug 1763 [HJ p92]
BOVENHIZER (Bobenhäuser, Bobenheuser, Bovenheiser, Bubenhäuser) is also a Palatine surname. According to Hank Jones the ancestral village of this County Limerick family is Undenheim (13k NE of Alzey) in Germany. Village records mention 'Old Hans Bobenheuser' in 1611. [p19]
The original Irish Palatine emigrant was Johann Adam BOBENHäUSER chr 12 Oct 1656 Undenheim, as 'Hans Adam' s/o Johannes BOBENHEUSER and his wife Elisabetha Catharina [HJ p 20]
Bovenhizer plaque in the Irish Palatine Museum in Rathkeale Co Limerick
Hans Adam BOBENHEISER m1. Anna Margarete/Anna Margaretha, m2. Anna Catharina (widow of the late Cyriaci JUNCKMANN [HJ p20]
John Adam BUBEHEISER aged 57, his wife, sons aged 20, 15, 13, 12, and 4 yrs, daughters aged 21, 19, 15, 12, and 8 yrs, arrived in London in the 3rd Party of Palatines on 2 June 1709 [London Lists HJ p20] This very large group is thought to be a combination of his and his 2nd wife's families.
Johann Adam (Han Adam) BOBENHEUSER was a husbandman and vinedresser.
Adam BOBINHEFER was head of a Palatine family in Ireland on 13 Jul 1715 and on 29 Sep 1720 he was recorded as living on the Southwell Estate near Rathkeale, Co Limerick [Groves Papers HJ p 20]
At this time, he would have been about 68 yrs old.
Photo by Graeme Loughton 2005
Elizabeth BOVENHIZER married 2 May 1749 Peter PIPER of Killeheen. (Killeheen is a Townland in the Parish of Kilscannell, Co Limerick, P O'C p36)
Their daughter Catherine PIPPER (PIPER/PFEIFER/PYPER) was chr 10 Aug 1750 Rathkeale, Limerick d/o Peter PIPPER and Elizabeth (BOVENHIZER) [IGI Batch No C700591 extracted from parish records]
On 17 Apr 1771 in the Church of Ireland at Rathkeale, County Limerick, Catherine PIPER of Rathkeale, married Daniel SHOEMAKER of Particles [IGI Batch No M700591 extracted from parish records]
These were the grandparents of Amos SHOEMAKER/SHUMACK 1812-1899 who emigrated to Australia in 1841.
The Palatine Families of Ireland Second Edition (1990) (Hank) Henry Z Jones, Picton Press, Camden, Maine, USA.
PEOPLE MAKE PLACES : The Story of the Irish Palatines (1989) Patrick J O'Connor, Oireacht na Mumhan Books, County Limerick, Ireland.
A SHUMACK FAMILY c1688-1992 & Connected Families (1993) Elizabeth White, Eastwood, NSW 2122 Australia.
Daniel SHOEMAKER m 1771 Catherine PIPER
George SHOEMAKER 1783-1849 m Catherine SMELTZER 1784-1856
Amos SHUMACK 1812-1899
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