Kniffen Connection
Gilbert Kniffen/Niffen b. 1833 in NY. married Christianna HOUCK on 10 Dec 1857 at Union Dutch Reformed Church, Unionville, Albany, NY.  Christiana Margaret Houck was b. 28 Feb 1833 and was christened 21 May 1836 at the High and Low Dutch Reformed Congregation, Schoharie, Schoharie, NY.  Her parents were John Houck and Margarett MANN

In the 1880 census they were in New Scotland, Albany, NY under the name of NIFFEN.

1.  Gilbert Niffen 47 birth place NY  and a farmer both parents born in NY
2.  Christina Niffen 43 bp NY Keeping house both parents born in NY
3.  Ida Niffen dau 19 bp NY  At home
4. Lucy Niffen dau 16 bp NY At home
5.  Alvin Niffen son 14  bp NY  At home
6.  Katy Niffen dau 11  bp NY  At school
7.  Ira Niffen son 7 bp NY  At school
James Hallenbeck 43 bp NY  farm laborer