Johan Wilhelm Bouck

Male 1712 - 1785


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  • Name  Johan Wilhelm Bouck 
    Born  04 Jan 1711/12  New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "One of the first four children born in Schoharie." (Simm's History of Schoharie, p. 51)
    Gender  Male 
    Died  24 Sep 1785  Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried  Middleburgh Cemetery, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Shortly after Johannes Bouck, Sr. aquired his land in 1755 he built his home along the Schoharie River on Bouck Island in the town of Fulton. The original 1000 acres was divided between his sons, Johannes Jr., Christian and William. Johannes Jr., being the eldest, received the house and surrounding 350 acres after his father's death in 1799. He in turn sold the home and moved to Schoharie to become Assistant Judge of Schoharie County.

      Christian built his own home about a half mile away, raising his family there. His son William C. Bouck who was born in his grandfather's home became the governor of New York in 1842.

      William settled to the south of the family estate and remained there with his family until his death.

      Between 1816-1830 the original homestead became the residence of President Martin Van Buren , who purchased it from Peter Hoes, his father-in-law. Peter Hoes had bought the home in 1816 from Johannes Lawyer who had purchased it from Johannes Jr in 1799. Over the past 250 years the home has been occupied by 16 families who have contributed to it's history and care. It stands today as magnificent as it was when my 6th great grandfather built it.

      "William was an aged yet robust man during the Revolution and was taken prisoner by a party of Indians in July, 1780. After the fact became known at the upper fort, Capt. Hagar sent a squad in pursuit, and overtook the party in the present town of Jefferson the following day. The Indians, finding the patriots were in greater numbers than their own, fled precipitately, leaving their prisoners together with their booty in the hands of their pursuers. Those taken by Mr. Bouck were negro servants who had accompanied him from the Fort to the farm. The old gentleman was then a widower, his wife having died in 1770. Upon the hill near William Mitchell's residence stands an ancient tombstone, marking her resting place, and from it we learn that she was born in Amsterdam, but the date being so crumbled we are not able to decipher it."
      !Ancestors of Hanry Montgomery Smith and Catherine Forshee; Annie Morrill Smith
    Person ID  I47262  Bryant
    Last Modified  27 Mar 2004 

    Father  Christian Bouck,   b. Abt 1680, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1752, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Dorothea,   b. Abt 1681, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1747, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1700  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3228  Group Sheet

    Family  Anna Elisabeth Krčausler,   b. 1716, West Camp, Ulster Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1780, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Sep 1742  Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • They lived on Bouck Island, across the Schoharie River from Anna's brother, Hieronymous (Jeronimus) , in Fultonham about ten miles south of the Village of Schoharie. Her grandson, William Christian Bouck, became Governor of the State of NY between 1842 and 1844.
    Children 
     1. Anna Dorothea Bouck,   b. 25 Feb 1744, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1746, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Maria Margaret Bouck,   b. 28 Sep 1745, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1746, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Johannes Wilhelm Bouck,   b. 03 Jun 1747, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1830, Schoharie, Schoharie Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Maria Bouck,   b. 18 Jun 1749, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. 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
     6. Christian Bouck,   b. 18 Oct 1753, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1836, Middleburgh, Schoharie Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elisabeth Bouck,   b. 23 Jan 1756, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. John Wilhelm Bouck,   b. 28 Jul 1758, Breakabeen, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Oct 1760, Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Wilhelm Bouck,   b. 29 Jul 1762, Breakabeen, Albany Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3224  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 04 Jan 1711/12 - New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1742 - Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Sep 1785 - Schoharie, Albany Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Middleburgh Cemetery, Middleburgh, 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), 1:31-35.

    2. [S274] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998), "23 Sep 1784", but tomstone reads 1711-1799 [JONES p.33].

    3. [S338] Chrysler Family, (Chrysler, C. Donald, 2000), p.31 "Sept. 24, 1785".

    4. [S338] Chrysler Family, (Chrysler, C. Donald, 2000), p.31.


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