Adam Misener

M, ID# 771, (1710-1814)
5th great-grandfather of Faye Louise Doyle
     Adam Misener was born in 1710 in Germany.1 He was the son of Richard Misener and Elizabeth (--?--).1 He married Jane (--?--). He died in 1814 in Hardwick Twp, Sussex County, New Jersey.1

The Misener Family, a manuscript by Harley Misener, says:
"Adam Misener was born in Germany in 1710 and emigrated with his parents to America in 1720. Adam lived in Sussex County, New Jersey, about halfway between Andover and Newton. At the time of his death he resided in Hardwick Township. At that time Hardwick was a large township or country district but in 1824 it was reduced in size and is now a small township lying wholly within Warren County to the west of Sussex. The place where Adam lived is now in Andover Township. Adam's old Bible is still in existence and contains the following inscription: "Adam Misener his Book rote in the yere one 1775 God gift him grace there into look not only to book but under stand John Stine his hand and pen."

During the American Revolution, Adam's family favored the Loyalist cause and after its close four of his sons moved to Canada, Peter, Jacob, John and Nicholas. The youngest son, Conrad, being too young to take part in the fighting remained with his father in New Jersey. Conrad is buried in Sussex County in an abandoned cemetery on a rocky hillside near Illiff's Pond or Lake Clearwater as it is known today. Adam also had five daughters whose names we do not know. One may have been Ann Misener who came to Canada, married Isaac Fairchild and settled at Lowell, Michigan. It is possible that Adam may have been married twice as the births of his family seem to be spread over a long period."
Last Edited=5 Apr 2009

Children of Adam Misener and Jane (--?--)

  • Peter Misener (bt 1735/36 - 1745-c 1813)
  • Jacob Misener (c 1740-1812)
  • John Misener (c 1755-1812)
  • Nicholas Misener+1 (1760-1849)
  • Conrad Misener (1771-1837)


  1. [S28] Ray S Morrish, The Misener Family in New Jersey and Canada (Flint, MI:, 1951).