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