Thomas Klap (1563 - 1624)



Thomas Klap was born in 1563 at Istha, Hessen, Germany.

Clapp Family Association notes say the earliest reference to the Clap family in this area of Hesse dates to a tax for the local monastary in 1510 (ne).

Marriage - Elizabeth

Thomas Klap married Elizabeth ~1588 in Istha, Hessen, Germany. 1 2 Elizabeth was born ~1580. [She would have been only 8 when married?]

Children with Elizabeth

  Geise/Geise/Geisa b. ~1600
  Ludwig b. 1613


Thomas Klap died on November 25, 1624. He too lived his entire live in Istha, Germany.

Elizabeth Klap died on October 16, 1624 at Istha, where she lived her entire life.


  1 Information on Rootsweb.
  2 Nancy Pope (
  3 The George Valentine Clapp Web site
  4 Clapp Family Genealogy Forum
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A lady in Henderson found in Gilford county, NC has a book in German, getting it translated traced back to Germany. Family originally from Norway. Osgod Clappa.

This parish in all probability received its appellation from one of its proprietors. Osgod Clappa was the name of the Danish lord, at whose daughter's marriage-feast, in Lambeth, Hardicanute died (fn. 1) . In Doomsday book, however, this place is called Clopeham.

[Source: 'Clapham', The Environs of London: volume 1: County of Surrey (1792), pp. 159-169. URL: Date accessed: 19 February 2009.]

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