First Families of Orangeburgh District, South Carolina
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1. MATHEW (Mathias) KEMMERLING was probably born in Germany, and died Aft. 1790 in Orangeburgh District, South Carolina . He married ANNA MARGARETTA UNKNOWN. She was probably born in Germany, and died Bef. 1790 in Orangeburgh District, South Carolina . No information about their parents is known at this time.
Mathew and his family arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina before 1764 on an unknown ship. The family received money from the Fund for New Settlers in January 1764 . On 2 March, 1764 Mathew petitioned the Colonial Council for a land grant claiming 50 acres for himself and each member of his family. The petition states that they were poor Protestants recently arrived from Germany  . On 29 July, 1768 he officially received 300 acres in Berkley County   near the Santee River, later known as Amelia Township, Orangeburgh District. This land was sold to Peter Manigault in November 1773 .
No record of his sons and daughters can presently be found. There is an implied, but not yet proven link between Mathew Kemmerling and Daniel Kemmerlin, (b. abt. 1753, d. 1816) the common ancestor of all Kemmerlins living in the Orangeburg/Calhoun counties area today. 
The surname was spelled various ways in the records, but the current spelling, Kemmerlin, was used in the family records by 1801. 
Mathew was listed on 1790 Census as living alone, but near Daniel 
Children of MATHEW KEMMERLING and ANNA UNKNOWN are:
a. ANNA MARGARETTA KEMMERLING, b. Bet. 1743 - 1752, probably Germany.
b. JOHN JACOB KEMMERLING b. Bet. 1743 - 1752, probably Germany.
c. MARIA BARBARA KEMMERLING b. Bet. 1743 - 1752, probably Germany.
d. ANNA MARIA KEMMERLING b. Bet. 1762 - 1764, probably Germany.
e. GEORGE SAMUEL KEMMERLING b. Bet. 1762 - 1764, probably Germany.
1. Janie Revill, Protestant Immigrants to SC 1763-1773, 1974, p. 14.
2. Census Records of SC 1790.
3. Jack Moreland and Mary Bondurant Warren, SC Immigrants 1760-1770, pp. 68,69,301.
4. Brent H. Holcomb, Petitions for Land from the SC Council Journals, Vol. V: 1757-1765, p. 149.
5. Original King's Land Grant dated July 29, 1768.
6. Mary Bondurant Warren, Citizens and Immigrants SC 1768, 1994, p. 61.
7. Jesse Hogan Motes III and Margaret Peckham Motes, SC Memorials: Abstracts of Land Titles, Vol. 1, 1996, p. 208.
8. Prayer Book of Daniel Kemmerlin
Other references to this surname found in OGSGS Newsletters: Vol. 1 #3 p. 16; Vol. 3 # 3 p. 20; Vol. 4 #7 p. 58; Vol. 6 #7 p. 134, 135.