Johannes Freimčauer

Male 1743 - 1835


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  • Name  Johannes Freimčauer 
    Born  08 Dec 1743  Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  19 Apr 1835  Cobleskill, Schoharie Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Court Papers Pertaining To The Revolutionary War
      Pension Of John Freemyer
      1743 -1835

      STATE OF NEW YORK
      SCHOHARIE COUNTY - LS On this fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, personally appeared before me Marvin Judd one of the Judges of the court of common pleas of the county of Schoharie in the State of New York. John Freymire aged eighty nine years who being first duly sworn according to law doeth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the act of congress passed June 7th 1832.

      That he was born and has always resided in that part of the State of New York, now the county of Schoharie. That by reason of old age and the consequent lake of memory he cannot swear positively as to the precise length of his services, but according to the best of his recollection he served not less than the periods mentioned below in the following grade.
      For two years he served as a private in the service of the United States between the commencement of the Revolutionary War and the first day of January in the year 1780 under the following named officers: Colonel Peter Vroman, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Zeller, Majors Thomas Eckerson and Joseph Becker, Captain Jacob Hager, Lieutenant Cornelius Feak and Ensign Peter Swart.
      For six months he served as a private in the United States between the first day of January in the year 1780 and the close of the Revolutionary War under the following named officers: Colonel Peter Vroman, Lieutenant Colonel Peter Zeller, Majors Thomas Ekerson and Joseph Becker, Captain George Richtmyer and Lieutenant John Bi------- for which he claims a pension. That he has a record of his age in his family Bible in his possession. that he has no documentary evidence of his service above set forth. That he never received a written discharge from the service. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the --- present and declares that his name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state.

      John Frymire
      x mark

      Sworn to and subscribed before me Marvin Judd
      one of the Judges of the Court of
      common pleas of the county of
      Schoharie in the state of New York

      We George A. Lintner a Clergyman residing in the town of Schoharie in the County of Schoharie in the State of New York and Joseph Bouck residing in the town of Fulton in the said county hereby certify that we are well acquainted with John Freymire who has sworn and subscribed the above declaration that we believe him to be eighty nine years of age, that he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to have been a soldier in the Revolution and that we concur in that opinion.

      G.A.Lintner
      Joseph Bouck

      Sworn and subscribed the day and
      year aforesaid before me
      Marvin Judd
      one of the Judges of the Court of
      common pleas of the county of
      Schoharie in the state of New York


      And I the said Marvin Judd a Judge as aforesaid do hereby declare my opinion after following the investigation of the matter and after ---- the interrogatories subscribed by the War department, that the above named applicant was a Revolutionary soldier...........(end of document)


      STATE OF NEW YORK
      COUNTY OF SCHOHARIE

      Be It Known, that on this 21st day of March AD 1853 before me the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace in and for the County and State aforesaid, personally appeared JOHN FREEMEYER, resident of Brakabeen in the said County, and made with according to the law that he is the legal heir of John Freemeyer who was a Soldier in the war of the Revolution, and who has heretofore made application for the benefit of the Pension Act of _____, that he is directly interested as a claimant in said pension and makes this affidavit to be filed with such additional evidence or arguments as my Agent may use in prosecuting said claim.
      Countermanding and revoking all Powers of Attorney, and authority heretofore given, I hereby constitute and appoint C.W. Bennett, of Washington City, my true and lawful Attorney, to prosecute the claim of JOHN FREYMIRE, for any amount of Revolutionary Pension, or increase of Pension that may be due; and I hereby authorize my said Attorney to examine all papers or documents in relation to said claim on file in the Department at Washington City, or elsewhere, to file additional evidence or arguments and to receive for my exclusive benefit, the certificate which may be issued for said claim, which certificate I wish made payable at the Washington City, D.C. Agency to appoint one or more substitutes under him for the purpose herein expressed, and to do all things that I might or could do were I personally present. Hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney and Agent shall lawfully do in the premise.

      John Freymire

      Sworn to, Subscribed and Acknowledge before me the day and year above written, and I hereby certify that I believe the said John Fremeyer to be directly interested in said claim as set forth, and to be the identical party therein alleged.

      A.B. ?. Pond
      Justice of the Peace

      STATE OF NEW YORK
      COUNTY OF SCHOHARIE


      It is hereby Certified, that satisfactory evidence has been exhibited before me, Clerk of the Court of County court of Schoharie County that John Freemeyer the party who has sworn to and acknowledged the foregoing Declaration and Power of Attorney is the Son of the reputed soldier aforesaid. I further certify that A.B. ? Pond Esq. before whom the preceding affidavit and Power of Attorney were made and acknowledged, was, at the time of so doing, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the said County, and that the signature purporting to be his, I believe to be genuine.

      In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of my Office
      this 21st day of March 1853
      signature of clerk

      Other Misc notes on John Freemyer

      Schoharie County NYGenWeb Site
      Notes on Johannes Freemyer

      submitted by Wanda Greathouse

      Johannes Freemyer was one of the first German settlers in Cobleskill and of the County. He was the only one of the family that survived the New York conflict Of 1778, excepting a brother who fled to Canada with the unscrupulous zeal. (this is a incorrect interpretation Of the actual quote) the original-listed another person, then Johannes Freeymer, it further says "that the former was the only male of the family that survived" (this was not referring to Johannes).

      Montgomery County Deeds, vol. 5 page 144, New York John Freymeyer a soldier of Kobel's Kill, County of Albany, state of New York, Executed Feb. 23, 1788.

      Book "The Palatine Families of N.Y. 1710" by Henry Z. Jones Jr. has Johannes Freemyer and 14 children on pages 248-249.

      Book "History of Schoharie County and Border Wars of New York" by Jeptha R. Simms, published in 1835. (25 years after David Freemyer moved to Ohio).

      Page 248. The enemy retreated up the river through Brakabeen, and by way of the Susquehanna laid their course for Niagara. Judge Hager states, that upwards of 20 male citizens went off from Vrooman's land, Brakabeen, and Clyberg (Clay Hill,) with the enemy; among whom were Adam Crysler, Joseph Brown, several Boucks, Beckers, Keysers, Mattices, Freemires, William Zimmer, one of the Schoharie committee, one Shafer and one Kneiskern.

      Page 274. Capt. Patrick was dispatched with a small co. Of volunteers, and Arrived at the residence of Capt. Brown on the 26th of May, where they remained Until the 28th, when they moved up to the dwelling of Lawrence Lawyer. Scouts were kept out constantly, but nothing worthy of notice transpired until that day, when Lieut. Borst, his brother Joseph, and one of the Freemires were on a scout some miles up the creek. The latter was several hundred yards from his companions, seated upon a pile of drift-wood, fishing, when 2 Schoharie Indians, ones-yaap and han-yerry (the latter a chief) with a savage yell, intended to intimidate, sprang up the bank of the creek from a place of concealment and approached them. After a friendly salutation, they began to reprove the brothers, for being in the woods, to shoot Indians who did them no harm. Joseph replied to the speaker, that they intended no harm to those who were friendly. Han-yerry approached him, seized his gun in a playful manner, threw open the pan, and gave the gun a sudden jerk to spill out the priming, exclaiming as he did so, yo yenery hatste! Signifying-it is good if this be gone! Borst, seeing the object of the Indian was to disarm him, instantly dropped his own gun and seized that of his adversary, and wrenching the flint from the lock, he replied in the Indian dialect, yo yenery sagat! It is good if this is served so! The Indian then dropped his gun and clinched Borst, but the latter, giving a loud whoop closed manfully with his antagonist and soon brought him upon his knees. While they were struggling for mastery, the other Indian approached the lieutenant and bade him surrender himself a prisoner: but instead of doing so, he stepped back and sent a bullet through his body. Han-yerry succeeded in freeing himself from the grasp of his adversary, and seeing his comrade upon the ground, instantly fled leaving his gun.

      Page 177... The names of men under Capt. Brown in this engagement were Lieut. Jacob Borst, Nicholas Warner, George Warner, Jr., George Freemire, John Shafer and Lawrence Lawyer, who escaped uninjured,6; John Zeh, Martinus and John Fester, Jacob and John Freemire and Jacob Shafer, killed, 6; Peter and Henry Shafer and Leonard King, wounded, 3.

      ..............................................the dwellings burnt at this time were those of George Warner and his son Nicholas, George Fester, Adam Shafer, William Snyder, John Freemire, Lawrence Lawyer, John Zeh, John Bouck and John Shell; (the latter owned by Lawrence Lawyer,) in all 10, with the barns and out-houses;..........................the 2 militia-men who took shelter in the house of Warner, were Martinus Fester and John Freemire. The remains of Fester fell into a tub of soap in the cellar, and were known by his tobacco-box; and those of Freemire were identified by his knee-buckles and gun-barrel.

      Page 442. On the day following the massacre, the remains of John France were buried by Henry Haines, Sen., and those of Mr. Merckley and his charming niece, by Mr. Haines, Michael Frimire, and Christopher France, miss M.'s intended husband.

      Page 483. Whether the enemy received any injury from the return fire of Murphy and party was unknown; but not long after, Jacob Frimire, a soldier who was out on a hunt from the upper fort, found the body of a white man sitting against a tree, with his gun and equipments by him; supposed to have been a Tory under Brant and Crysler, and to have been mortally wounded by the scout on Bouck's Island: .................

      Page 516-517. About the 1st of Sept. 1781, a party of 20 or 30 of the enemy, mostly Indians, by whom led I have not been able to learn, entered the lower part of the Cobleskill settlement, which took in that part of the town now known as Cobleskill village, or "the churches". The enemy, on entering the settlement, surprised and killed George Frimire, and captured his brother, John Frimire, with George Fester, Abraham Bouck, a boy, John Nicholas, and Nicholas, Peter, and William Utman, brothers. After plundering and burning the dwellings and out-buildings which had escaped the enemy's visitation 4 years previous, they passed in the afternoon near the fort, then feebly garrisoned. ...................................

      Page 610. Soon after the Germans located at Schoharie, they formed a church, and had preaching occasionally as before stated. On the 7th of Sept., 1842, the congregation gave a call to the Rev. Peter Nicholas Sommer, a native of Hamburgh, Germany, who was ordained in that city as pastor of this church on the 21st of the same month. He arrived in the field of his labors may 25th, 1743, and on the 30th preached his introductory sermon. The first officers were Abraham Berg, and Michael Freymaurer, elders; Henry Schaeffer and Peter Loewensteen, deacons.

      Page 619. Cobleskill....the first settlement in the town was made on the flats, a strip of rich alluvion, extending several miles along the Cobelskill, in 1750, by Shafers, Boucks, Warners, Lawyers, Frimires, Borsts, and Browns, from Schoharie, and George Fester, from Pennsylvania, all of whom were of German origin.

      Naming order of the palatine Germans of the Mohawk Valley, is keyed to the middle name of the individual.
      First son, took name of his paternal grandfather
      Second son, took name of his maternal grandfather
      Third son, took name of his own father.
      This was repeated, in the same sequence with the daughters.
    Person ID  I47258  Bryant
    Last Modified  9 Sep 2004 

    Father  Conrad Freimčauer,   b. 1719, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Maria Berg,   b. Abt 1720 
    Marriage Banns  20 Oct 1739  Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID  F3226  Group Sheet

    Family  Dorothea Bouck,   b. 18 Aug 1751, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Nov 1836, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Feb 1770  Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Maria Freymeyer,   b. 27 Nov 1770, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1836, Scott Co, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elisabetha Freymeyer,   b. 19 Jun 1773, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1862, Superior Twp, Washtenaw Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Nicholas Freymeyer,   b. 08 May 1776, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Catherina Freymeyer,   b. 19 Jan 1779, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Abraham Freymeyer,   b. 07 Dec 1781, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lena Freymeyer,   b. 07 Dec 1781, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Johannes Freymeyer,   b. 20 Jan 1785, Breakabeen, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1876, Fulton, Schoharie Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Dorothea Freymeyer,   b. 01 Sep 1791, Breakabeen, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3212  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Dec 1743 - Albany Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Feb 1770 - Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S79] Palatine Families of New York, Henry Z Jones, Jr., (Author, Universal City, CA, 1985), 247-250.

    2. [S79] Palatine Families of New York, Henry Z Jones, Jr., (Author, Universal City, CA, 1985), 1:248.


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