Anna Maria Balliet
- Born: 1 Mar 1708, Schalbach Lorraine, Moselle, France
- Marriage: Jacob Allemong on 15 Aug 1723 in diedendorff, Alsace, Lorraine
- Died: 8 Aug 1763, Whitehall Township, PA at age 55
See "Indian Attack" in the back of this book.
The eldest daughter, Anna Maria Balliet, married Jacob Allimong of Schalbach. They had children baptized from 1730, the eldest being a son, Johann Jacob, baptized on 26-Apr-1730. Editor's note: Their oldest child, Susanna, was born in 1725, married to her mother Anna Maria Balliet's first cousin.
The Emigrant Family of Anna Maria Balliet
The Allaman Heritage, Durward B. Allaman / Richard J. Henry
All Rights Reserved, © 1997 Richard J. Henry
Stefan Balliet and wife, Mary Catherine (Schweitzer) Balliet of Schalbach, appears with his nine children in the Reformed church records of Diedendorf pertaining to Schalbach after 1723. It seems that several of Stefan's children emigrated to Pennsylvania. His age 1680-1742.
1-Anna Maria Balliet 1-Mar-1708 Schalbach
2-Maria Catharina 17-Feb-1710 Schalbach
3-Anna Elisabetha computed 1711 Married-13-Jan-1737 Rauweiler
4-Johannes Koch died-11-Dec-1787 Postorf, aged 76 years, 7 months, 1 day
5-Paulus 16-Aug-1716 Schalbach
6-Susanna 31-Aug-1721 Schalbach
7-Susanna 25-Aug-1722 Schalbach, married at Rauweiler to Heinrich Frantz
8-Maria Magdalena l8-July-1725 Schalbach
9-Maria Catharina 29-July-1725 Schalbach
10-Maria Catharina 10-June-1732 Schalbach
It is also possible that Heinrich Frantz of Schalbach was the emigrant aboard ship 120 on 15, Sept-1748, but the family ties being arbitrarily complicated and indeed also in this case there is a second Heinrich Frantz of Diedendorf that would fit as well.
A. Giradin, in his book on Hellering, mentions that "about half of the population of Schalbach emigrated to Hungary in the late 1700's." We may infer from this statement that Schalbach offered nothing that could make people stay there and I would bet that if that many went to Hungary in the second half of the 18th century, we can be pretty sure that others went to America in the first half of the 18th century when Pennsylvania was the aim of the emigrant stream.
Keeping all this in mind, one would argue that the two men whose signatures appear on lists 55 B and 55 C (ship, Robert and Alice, arrival Philadelphia from Rotterdam 11-Sept, 1738) and whose signatures stand in sequence, i.e.
1-Lorentz Biersung (Piersong is a Schalbach, Huguenot family)
2-Ballus Balliet (Balliet is a Schalbach, Huguenot family )
hailed from Schalbach. In this case I would assume that Paulus Balliet, born on 16 Aug 1716 in Schalbach, is the candidate.
The only other Paulus Balliet in Diedendorf Reformed church records, the one born on 20 Aug 1719 in Rauweiler, is well accounted for, he became a smith and the mayor of Kirberg. A. Giradin, himself a descendent of that first mayor in Kirberg, describes in full detail his professional activities and descendants and even mentions that his house is still standing in Kirrberg. Obviously, he can't be the emigrant.
Paul Balliet of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania appears in the records of Egypts Reformed Church, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. This is a quote from The Palatine Immigrant, Vol-2-No-2, page 11 as follows:
name: Balliet, Paul
place of origin: Alsace
year of arrival: 1738
religion: German Reformed
place of settling: Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Fraktur baptismal letter of Nicholas Balliet 1745
A Giradin, in his book on Hellering in the former lordship of Lixheim, mentions the eldest "Gottelbrief " or baptismal letter is preserved for Hellering. It was made by the godfather Nikolaus Balliet of Schalbach for his god-daughter, Margarete Fichter. For it is interesting, I let the description follow here (according to Giradin, Hellering, pages-119-120) :
The eldest Hellering baptismal letter dates from 1745. It is a sheet of 32 by 20 centimeters with symbolic figures (flowers and pigeons) in green, brown and black water color. The writing is in brown and green. The spelling is:
Gluck, Heil und reichen Segen
Wolle der Hochste meinem Gottel geben
Nimm hin, viel geliebter Gottel mein
Diese Gab so zwar gering und Kelin.
Bei dieser kleinen Gab und Geschenk
Sei meiner allzeit wohl eingedenk.
Durch Wasser und HL. Geist getauft,
Darum so werde fromm, folg den Eltern Dein
So wirst Du ein des Hochsten sein
A color photo of an obviously quite similar Fraktur Taufschein is given on the inside cover of Annette K. Burgert's book on Emigrants from the Western Palatine
"My computer phone directory has, on 28 Jan 1992, only two Balliet in department 57 Noselle and 15 Balliet resident in department 67 Bas-Rhin
"The surname index of the Lorraine genealogical society has one former or deceased member, Mr. Schwall who has Balliet blood. His Balliet are of Schalbach.
"In 1986-87 when we did the book on "Hugenotten im Zweibrucker Land" edited by Historisoher Verein Zweibrucken, I met a schoolteacher Balliet, a descendent of the Schalbach Balliet family with interests in local history and genealogy. At that time he taught at the French school in Saarbrucken. I was told recently when I asked for his whereabouts that he went as schoolteacher to the French High School, London."
Stirling-Wendel 28 Jan-1992
Author's note: He then gives sources of documentation which I will not include in this genealogy. D.B. Allaman 444 North Broad Apt-13 Galesburg, Ill. 61401. September 1996
Anna married Jacob Allemong on 15 Aug 1723 in diedendorff, Alsace, Lorraine. (Jacob Allemong was born in 1701 in Schalbach Lorraine, Moselle, France.)