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Kocherthal, Josua (von)

(Joshua; original name: Harrsch; ca. 1669/70–December 27, 1719). B. in or near Bretten, Ger.; pastor Landau, Palatinate; after Fr. invasion 1703, visited London 1704 to investigate feasibility of emigration to Am.; reached New York December 31, 1708, with ca. 50 followers; he returned to Eur. 1709; led ca. 10 shiploads of Palatines to Am. 1710; settled them along the Hudson in E Camp and W Camp.

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