The purpose of this blog is to explore and exchange any information available concerning descendants of Nicholas (Henckle) Jenkins and Peter Ballem (Ballum), two related families of 18th Century Prince Edward Island, Canada.
It is planned to present their beginnings in Germany, their involvement as Hessian soldiers in the American Revolutionary War, and their arrival in Prince Edward Island. Also to be covered will be some of their descendants. Particular attention will be given to what has been made public in the past, problems with some of that information, and corrections to published information where available. Most importantly, conflicting information from the past will be posted in the hopes that others may be able to help with sorting out the correct details.
All of this is in the context of preparing a book on the genealogy of each of these families. To date I have information on more than 17,700 Jenkins descendants, and about 2,500 Ballem/Ballum descendants.