Papers : 1593-1985 (predominant 1726-1838).

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LFR .C5F3P4
Category: Family
Creator: Clemens/Clements Family.
Description: 1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
            Peter Clements (1739-1832), son of Moritz Ernest (Aaron) Clements (1700-1770) and grandson of Catharina Elisabetha (Iskenius) Clements, both of whom emigrated from Germany to New York in the 1720s, was a Loyalist from near Yorktown, New York. He served with the King's American Regiment during the American Revolution and arrived with the regiment at Saint John in October of 1783. He obtained a town lot in Parrtown (Saint John), but came directly to Fredericton and finally settled in Douglas Parish, York County. He married Abigail Palmer (1749-1834) and became a magistrate of York County. His children married into the following families: Bedell, Bradley, Hatheway, Morehouse, Brickendon, Allen, and Hubbard.            
            The reel contains material pertaining to members of the Clemens (Clements) family who emigrated from Flammersfeld, Germany, to New York in the 1720s.  Voices in the Wilderness: Letters to Colonial New York from Germany (1726-1737), a copy of an article written by F.J. Sypher and published in New York History is microfilmed, with permission, at the beginning of the reel and describes the contents of the German letters written mostly by Jorg Thomas Iskenius, with a few by his brother Peter and his sisters Elsa Demuth and Maria Catharina. The letters were addressed to their sister Catharina Elisabetha (Iskenius) Clements (b. 1670) and her two sons Moritz Ernst Clements (1702-1780/81), and Johannes Peter Clements (1702-1780/81), who came to New York from Flammersfeld. Information about the trip and living conditions in America are given in detail. The original letters, with their translation, follow the article. Also included are manuscripts, 1800-1838; correspondence relating to the German letters and other family matters, 1972-1977; correspondence from Barbara Owens (Nepean, Ontario) to Mrs. Alleyne Coombes, Gagetown, New Brunswick, 1984-1985; baptismal records from the Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Cortlandtown, New York, containing Clements family names, 1741-1747; genealogical charts for the following families: Starr-Deveber, Beverley Robinson, Nathaniel Hubbard and Alleyne-Clark; the will of Lucretia Alleyne Clark of Saint John, 1864; Clements family genealogy, including the following names: Clements, Iskenius, Sine, Hubbard, Clark, Alleyne, Young, Martyn, St. Aubyn, Dunhill; and genealogical notes.             
Originals: The original records were loaned by the late Alleyne Coombes of Gagetown, New Brunswick, to the Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick, for microfilming. In 2004, Catherine Coombes donated the originals of this collection to UNB Archives & Special Collections.
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            A table of contents is located at the beginning of the reel.

The table of contents is available in print.

See also the published letters in print with translation ad place name indexes. The Iskenius Letters from Germany to New York, 1726-1737.

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