Prof. I. Daniel Rupp, A Collection of upwards of Thirty-thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French, and other Immigrants in Pennsylvania From 1727-76, Philadelphia, PA: Leary, Stuart & Co., 1898.
Pages 252-253 of this book includes John Adam Koller in a Philadelphia immigrant ship roster, with this header information:
163) Sept. 14, 1751. Ship Duke of Bedford, Richard Jef- ferys, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Portsmouth, -- nine Roman Catholics, one hundred and twenty Calvinists. -- 260 passengers.
The ship roster also includes Peter Gerbrich, Michael Gerbrich, Valentin Shaffer, Johannes Schaffer, Carl Shaffer, Johann Philip Diehl, Georg Kleinpeter, Johannes Kleinpeter, Johan Jacob Zigler, Christoph Zieger, Hans George Miller, Johan Henrich Krebs, and Christian Krebs, among other familiar names.
Scanned images of the two-page roster are available here:
The Palatine Project is reconstructing a copy of this ship roster at this link.
In R.B. Strassburger's 1934 book Pennsylvania German Pioneers, he transcribes the same ship list as Rupp, but he interprets the signature as "Johann Adam Kolter." The Strassburger book is considered much more accurate and comprehensive than the Rupp book. See a scan of the signature here.
It seems that the early Koller family is very much intertwined with the Klinefelter, Gerberich, and Schaffer families. They came over on the same boat, hung out in Berks Co., and then settled in southern York Co. together, in addition to considerable intermarriage. Pointers to more local info on these other families:
I found this record at www.tulpehockenroots.org:
Johann Adam WILHELM
Entry from the Baptismal Records of Rev. John Casper Stoever:
SCHAEFER, JOHANNES (Atol.) Schaefer, John Adam, b 11 12 1752; bap 11 19 1752, Spon. John Adam Koller & wife
"Atol." is an abbreviation for Atolhoe (sometimes spelled Atolheo) and refers to the Lutheran congregation now known as Altalaha. It was in Rehrersburg, Tulpehocken Twp in western Berks Co. This could refer to the area, or just the church itself.
According to Chad Hoshour's GEDCOM on ancestry.com, the Johannes Schaefer baptized above is the son of Johannes Schaffer (b. Abt.1730 in Tulpehocken Twnsp., d. 1788 in Mahanoy Twnsp., Northumberland Co., PA) and Maria Eva SAAB (b.Abt1730 in Tulpehocken Twnsp.).
This page http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~digginforroots/miller/millermartin.htm gives "John Adam Koller" and "Anna Barbara" as the parents of John Jacob Koller (wife of Catherine Miller). The page also references documents showing Jacob Koller and his brother (?) John served as guardians for Catherine Miller's siblings after their father died.
See my speculative descendancy chart for the Koller's of southern York County, Pennsylvania.
========================================================================= Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 20:22:47 EDT From: GSmithsan@aol.com To: KOEHLER-L@rootsweb.com Message-ID:
> Subject: Re: [KOEHLER-L] Re: York Co, PA Church Records of 1700s -Baltzer KOHLER Content-type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit In a message dated 98-08-28 03:17:15 EDT, Cindy Palmer (Cinpalmer@aol.com) wrote << Is Hans Philip the father of that OTHER Baltzer? :-) >> Some say this Hans Philip Kohler never left Philadelphia and was not the father of Baltzer of Shrewsbury. The York Co Historical Society has a letter from a Mrs Owen [nee Kohler] in the 1930's that says Baltzer of Manchester is son of that Hans Philip. That I can prove beyond all doubt is not true. I've never tried to resolve who this Hans was, but of interest Andrew named one of his sons Hans Philip - interesting. Some say Baltzer of Shrewsbury was born in Berks county and came to York county with his mother and two brothers, John and Adam. I never was able to prove/disprove this. The Mrs Owen letter is the source of many genealogies being in error. However, the Society will not remove or attach a not to it. I might add that the dates of birth and death get intermixed for these two Baltzers. But I have Baltzer of Manchester's bap record and probated will to firm the dates. Regards, Gene Smith firstname.lastname@example.org ______________________________ ------------------------------