Wow! Nine Hints for 7GGF Johann Valentine Landt from Germany

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When I opened my Huskonen-Dingman-Van Court-Scheppelmann Family Tree on Ancestry.com this afternoon, I saw that 99+ ancestors and collateral relatives had “hints.” I clicked on the first name on the list: Johann Valentin Landt from Germany who is my 6th great grandfather. Here is how I am descended from Johann on my tree:

  • Johann Valentine Landt (1695 – 1791) 6th great-grandfather
  • Velton Landt (1739 – ) son of Johann Valentine Landt
  • Elizabeth Landt (1754 – ) daughter of Velton Landt
  • Jacob Dingman (1788 – 1871) son of Elizabeth Landt
  • Nelson Dingman (1818 – 1907) son of Jacob Dingman
  • Andrew Simpson Dingman (1853 – 1909) son of Nelson Dingman
  • Wallace Betts Dingman (1881 – 1920) son of Andrew Simpson Dingman
  • Mary Jane Dingman (1908 – 1975) daughter of Wallace Betts Dingman
  • Wallace Dingman Huskonen You are the son of Mary Jane Dingman
Ancestry.com claimed that there were nine hints attached to Johann. In opening up the list, I found that one from the Netherlands was no longer available. Another hint was for Velton Landt, Johann’s son. So there were seven hints to check out. And I was very interested in doing so because I have been turning more attention to my German ancestry, which comes from my mother’s side. There are other family lines involved, in addition to the line outlined above.
Incidentally, I think that it is interesting that Elizabeth Landt, with her German ancestry, married Rudolphus Dingman, my fourth great grandfather, who was of Dutch ancestry.
Here are the hints any my first take on each:
Ancestry Member Trees

This hint compiles information from 15 other Public Ancestry Member Trees.

Name Johann Valentine Landt

Birth 1695 – , , , Germany

Death 8 Aug 1791 – Claverack, Columbia, New York, United States

This hint has considerable information in the 15 trees and many appear to be well-documented. I will have to spend some time reviewing the data, including parents of Johann and names and dates for children.

Dresden, Germany, Weekly Church Reports of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1685-1879
Birth, Marriage & Death
Name Johann Valentin Lindt

This record is for Johann Valentin Lindt [sic] and is hand-written. This will take some time to translate and evaluate before I add anything to Johann’s record on my tree.

Germany, Select Marriages, 1558-1929
Birth, Marriage & Death
Name Valentin Lindt

This record is only an index entry about the child of Valetin Lindt as Johann Valentin Lindt. This probably is Johann. More checking is necessary.

Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910
Birth, Marriage & Death
Name Johann Lant
Spouse Eva Elisabetha
Gender Male

This record is for the birth of Johann Gottlieb Lant, child of Johann Lant and Eva Elisabetha. Given the source of the record in Slovakia and the differences in names, this probably is not my guy.

U.S., Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
Military
Name Johannis Landt
Military 27 Apr 1780 – New York

This is not my Johann, who would be 85 in 1780, but probably is his grandson. This needs to be confirmed before adding it to his grandson.

U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Immigration & Emigration
Name Johannes Lantz
Arrival 1710 – New York, New York
Here is another record that could apply to my Johann, as he would have been 15 years old in 1710, but this needs more research to confirm that it applies. Ancestry.com provides this detail about the source: JONES, HENRY Z., JR. The Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710, Volume I. Universal City, CA: Author, PO Box 8341, Universal City, CA, 1985. 624p.

New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920
Immigration & Emigration
Name Johannes Lant
Vital 1759 – Claverack, Columbia, New York, United States
Residence 1759 – Claverack, Columbia, New York, United States

This is another index entry with no other qualifying data, but the date and location are appropriate for Johann, so it probably is good information despite the slight variation in surname spelling. I will add the residence info to Johann’s record.

There remains the hint for Velton Landt:
Germany, Select Marriages, 1558-1929
Birth, Marriage & Death
Name Valentin Lindt
This is “index only” entry for Valentin Lindt, father of male child Johann Valentin Lindt. The Source Information states that the original data was taken from Germany, Marriages, 1558-1929. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. It is not clear from the online information why the index record would seem to be about a birth when the title of the database suggests it is about marriages. Following the link provided on Ancestry.com yields the information that there were many Valentins with similar surnames including Lindt, Landt, Lintz, Lentz, Luentz.

I will probably add data to Johann’s profile from only three or four hints of the nine presented. Ancestry.com tends to cast a wide net in suggesting family tree hints. It is easy to add information to your tree from these hints, but care is needed to add only relevant information.

  1. SHEILA CHAPMAN

    I may be very distantly related to you. My great-great-grandfather was a Johann Landt. His family lived in Flensburg from 1200’s-present day. I have researched them – I believe that they may have come from Holland and married into Danish stock hence the name “Landt” – people of the land.

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