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Rathkeale Parish Church

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]
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.

Bovenhizer plaque

Bovenhizer plaque in the Irish Palatine Museum in Rathkeale Co Limerick
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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