Hans Heinrich Holtzclaw was born in 1647 in Truppbach, Nassau-Siegen, Germany. Son of Johann Holtzclaw and Gertrut Solbach. He was christened on Oculi Sunday March 1646/47. Hannes...."vor der Dieffenbach" was his godfather. His occupation was listed as Schoolmaster. Residences were Truppbach, Nassau-Siegen, Germany between 1667 – 1670 and 1680 – 1708. He resided in Krombach between 1671 – 1680. In 1708 he retired and was living in Oberfischbach, Germany. Hans Heinrich died August 1711 in Oberfischbach, Germany.
In 1666, Hans Heinrich married Gertrut Solbach. She was the daughter of Johann Solbach and Elizabeth Patt. Gertrut died before 1692.