Johannes Freymeyer

Male 1785 - 1876


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  • Name  Johannes Freymeyer 
    Born  20 Jan 1785  Breakabeen, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Will  08 Mar 1870 
    • In the name of God, Amen. I John Freemyre of the town of Fulton, Schoharie County, being of sound mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same, do make publish and declare this my last will and testament, in manner and form following that is to say,

      First I give and devise to my son William Henry Freemyre and to his heirs and assigns, the farm upon which I now reside in the town of Fulton Schoharie County. Containing about two hundred acres, bordered Easterly by the Breakabeen road. Southly by the road leaving form the said Breakabeen road, to Samuel Mithcells. Northerly by laws formerly of J.S. and J. L. Bouck (One hundred acres of the farm I have deeded to said William Henry Freemyre). Also I give and devise to my said son, William Henry my wood lab in Woods Patent containing about one hundred and fifty acres (and which I have also deeded to my said son William Henry Freemyre) I also give and devise to my said son William Henry, all the real estate I may own at the time of my decease or in which I may have any interest and wheresoever situated, the said several devises are subject however to the payment of all my just debts, and funeral expenses and to the payment of fifteen hundred dollars and interest at five per cent from the time of my decease to my Grandson Edgar Nelson Patterson son of my daughter Aurelia deceased as hereinafter provided and said devises to my son William Henry are subject also to the right of all my children and descendants, to burial on the burying ground on said farm. And I hereby dedicate and set apart one quarter of an acre for such burial purposes when said burial ground is located the same to be substantially. Enclosed by my said son William Henry having made advances to my sons John and Abraham J. and to my daughter Dorothy Elizabeth Waldorn and Catherine Ann Wooford, equal in my opinion to their just share of my estate, nothing posses to them directly in this my last will and testament.

      Second I give and bequeath to my Grandson Edgar Nelson Patterson fifteen hundred dollars to be paid to him by my son William Henry upon his arriving to the age of twenty one years, with interest from the time of my decease at five per cent per annum, and in case my Grandson should die before arriving to the age of twenty one years the said fifteen hundred dollars and the interest on the same at five per cent, shall be divided by my said son William Henry among all my children share and share alike, the children of any son or daughter that may be deceased to take the share of their parent. And I do hereby in the event of the death of my said Grandson before arriving to age of twenty one years, thus bequeath said Fifteen Hundred Dollars and interest on the same at five per cent to all my children, the same to be paid by my son William Henry.

      I hereby expressly charge the real Estate devises to my said son William Henry, with the payment of the above mentioned fifteen Hundred Dollars and interest as above provided.

      I give and bequeath to my son William Henry all my personal property of every name and nature, the said William Henry to pay all my debts and funeral expenses and I hereby revoke all former and other wills by me made.

      I hereby nominate and appoint my said son William Henry sale executor of this my will and testament.
      In witness where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this 8th day of March 1870
      John Freemyre L.S.

      Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Freemyre as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. Lyrnau Sauford - Middleburgh, Schoharie Co.,
      William E. Thorne - Middleburgh, Schoharie Co.,
    Died  22 Aug 1876  Fulton, Schoharie Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate  19 Dec 1876 
    • Schoharie County Surrogate Court
      In the matter of proving the will
      of John Freemyre deceased Schoharie County

      Lyman Sanford of Middleburgh in the County of Schoharie and William sworn in open court do depose and say that they are subscribing witnesses to the last will and testament of John Freemyre of the town of Fulton in the County of Schoharie deceased. That the said John Freemyre did in the presence of these deponents subscribe his name at the end of the testament which is now shown and exhibited to these deponents and which deponents to be the last will and testament of the said John Freemyre deceased. And which will bears date on the 8th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight Hundred and seventy. Deponents further say that the said John Freemyre the said tester did at the same time of subscribing his name as aforesaid at the end of the said will declare the said instrument so subscribed and now exhibited to be his last will and testament and these deponents did therefore subscribe their names at the end of the said will. As attesting witnesses thereto, at the request and in the presence of the said tester and of each other, Deponents further say that at the said time when the said testator subscribed his name to the said last will as aforesaid, and at the time of these deponents subscribing their names as attesting witnesses thereto. As aforesaid, the said John Freemyre was of sound mind and memory of full age to execute a will of real Estate and was not under any restraint to the knowledge, information and belief of these deponents. And further the deponents say not.
      Sworn and subscribed this 19th
      Day of December 1876, before me W.E. Thorne
      Chas Holmes County Judge Lyman Sanford



      Surrogate Court
      Schoharie County
      I Charles Holmes County Judge of Schoharie County, do hereby certify that the last will and testament of John Freemyre late of the town of Fulton in the County of Schoharie, deceased of which the foregoing record is a true copy was by me duly admitted to probate and recorded as a will relating to both real and personal Estate on the 19th day of December One thousand eight hundred and seventy six, which record together with the foregoing record of the proofs and examinations taken before me in relation to the execution and validity thereof is hereby signed and certified by me pursuant to the provisions of the Revised Statues of the State.
      Chas Holmes
      Scho. Co. Judge
    Notes 
    • JOHN FREEMIRE, JR.

      The father of the subject of this sketch was John, or as he was commonly called, Johannes Freemire, one of the first settlers of Cobleskill. He was the only one of the family that survived the conflict of 1778, particularily described in the Chapter relating to the town of Cobleskill, excepting a brother who fled to Canada with the unscrupulous Zea.

      At the close of the war, John removed to Breakabeen, and was married to a sister of Christian Bouck. John, Jr. was there born January 20, 1785, and was reared under the prevailing rules of those days, in industry and frugality, with but little if any educational advantages, beyond those afforded by daily intercourse and dealings with neighbors in the interchange of produce, etc.

      Mr. Freemire was united in marriage with Catherine Bartholomew in the year 1809 and lived upon the homestead farm, which he cleared of timber and which is now inherited and occupied by his son, William H., and there resided until his death, which occurred August 22, 1876. He was an earnest Democrat of the old school and a firm friend of his neighbor and townsman, William C. Bouck. The Governor's confidence in his honesty and strict adherence to systematic rules of performing duty, led to the appointment of Mr. Freemire as Guard at the Sub-Treasury in New York City. He held that position of trust three years and returned to his home.

      Not aspiring to official positions, he was but once elected to office and then as Justice of the Peace, although repeatedly urged to accept that and honors. His characteristic spirit of retirement led him to refuse a compliance with the earnest and oft repeated appeals of his townsmen.

      His married life was blessed in rearing a large family of children who have proven themselves useful and energetic citizens, such as reflect credit upon the wise counsels and examples of honest parents. They are Mrs. John B. Waldron, of Breakabeen; John Freemyer, of Cassopolis, Mich.; Mrs. Wm. Woolford, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; William H. of Breakabeen; and Abram of Middleburgh. Mrs. Ephriam Patterson also was a daughter but died several years ago, as did her patriotic husband who received injuries that proved fatal while in the late rebellion.

      The family name was originally spelled Frimire, but of late has been changed to Freemyer with the common consent of all branches of the family.

      John and Catharine (Bartholomew) Freemyer, the former born in 1785, died in 1876, and the latter born in 1792, married in 1809; children ten, five now living.
    Person ID  I47261  Bryant
    Last Modified  19 Nov 2006 

    Father  Johannes Freimčauer,   b. 08 Dec 1743, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1835, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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  [1
    Family ID  F3212  Group Sheet

    Family  Catherine Bartholomew,   b. 1792,   d. Bef 1860 
    Married  1809  Breakabeen, Schoharie Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3227  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jan 1785 - Breakabeen, Albany Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1809 - Breakabeen, Schoharie Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Aug 1876 - Fulton, Schoharie 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), 1:248.


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