Here's some proof.
Some of my notes under David Wesley Freemyer, Sr.
Montgomery County DeedsVol. 5-144
A soldier of Kobel's KIll
County of Albany
State of New York
Executed Feb. 23, 1788.
Know all men by these presents that Johannes Freymayer
of Kobel's Kill, in State of New York, County of Albany,
in the district of Schohaire, farmer, in consideration for
the maintaining of me and wife during our lives, I do
hereby make over unto my son, David Freymayer, of the said
State, County and District above mentioned, and Peter P.
Schuyler of Canajohary Districty, County ofMontgomery,
State of New York, farmer, as follows, viz:
Two working horses, one fox and one brown one, both
geldings, and a mear and two colts.
Two red cows with white faces
Two black heifers with white faces
Two black oxen with white faces, and a red bull a year old
Nine hogs, a wagon, a new sleigh, a log chain and a plow
Eight barrals nails and all other farm yutensils
Three iron pots, a chist, and a bed with blankets and all
that belongs to it.
All the powter and all other house yutensils
Axes, augers, chissels, square, cross-cut saw, hand saw,
and all our clothing, a loom and seed.
I, Johannes Freymayer, make over unto my son, David Freymayer,
and Peter P. Schuyler, for my maintenance as afore above
mentioned, and have also bargained and sold by these presents
to David Freymayer and Peter P. Schuyler all the goods and
household stuff and implements of household, and all other
goods whatsoever in mentioned and all the creatures above
mentioned now remaining, and being in full possession of
the same to have and to hold, etc.------unto said David
Freymayer and Peter P. Schuyler, their heirs, etc.-----
and have put the said David Freymayer and Peter P. Schuyler
in full possession by delivering the one iron pot before the
And in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
Twenty Third day of February in the year of our Lord Christ One
Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Eight, (Feb. 23, 1788.)
(Singed) Johannes Freymayer,
Proved and Recorded
September 28, 1795.(Montgomery County Deeds) Vol. 5, p. 144.
!!1791--FROM GAZATEER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, BY J. H. FRENCH.MADISON
COUNTY, PAGE 394.
Chittenango, (p. v.) on Chittenango Creek, was incorporated March, 15, 1842. It contains four churches, the Yates Polytechnic Institute, a bank, a grist mill, a machine shop, and several small establishments. A building has been erected and the machinery for manufacturing cotton goods is being put in. The Baptist Society are about erecting a church at a cost of $15,000. The population of the village is about 1,100.
Perryville (p. v.) is partly in this town.
Canaseraga (Sullivan p. o.) contains a church and about 40 houses.
Bridgeport (p. v.) contains a church, a flourishing mill and about 500 inhabitants.
Lakeport, (p. v.) situated on Oneida Lake is largely engaged in the lumber business, and is a summer resort. It contains two hotels, a steam mill and several stores. A new schoolhouse has recently been erected.
East Boston is a post office in the eastern part, on the canal.
The first settlement was made in 1790, by squatters from the Mohawk valley. They were James and Joseph Pickard, Jacob, David, and Hon. Yost Schuyler, Jacob Seeber, Garrett and George Van Slycke, John Palsley and John Freemyer. They settled on the Indian Reservation near Canaseraga. The Indians complained to the Governor of their intrusion, and they were ordered to remove. They did not obey the order, and in 1791, Col. Galbraith, the sheriff of Montgomery County, was sent with a company of sixty men to dislodge them. They still refused to leave, and their furniture was removed from their dwellings and their houses burned. They then removed to the neighborhood of Chittenango, and settled on land lately acquired by Indians. John G. Mayer, John Walrath, Captain Timothy Brown, Solomon, Joseph and David Beebe, Colonel Zebulon Douglas, John Matthews, Philip Daharsh, Nicholas Pickard, Ovid Weldon, Peter Dygart, John Keller, John Sower, Wm. Miles, David Burton, Timothy Freeman and Peter Ehle, settled in the town shortly after.
The first birth was that of Peggy Schuyler, in 1791, and the first death, that of a child of David Freemyer. John G. Mayer built the first saw and grist mill, and Jacob Schuyler kept the first inn.
The census of 1865 gives the town population of 5,340, and an area of 44,230 acres. The number of school districts is twenty-seven, employing twenty-three teachers. The whole number of pupils is 1,339, and the average attendance is 501. The whole amount expended for school purposes in 1867 was $7,119.
McDowall, Robert, pioneer Presbyterian minister (b at Balston Spa, near Albany, NY 25 July 1768; d at Fredericksburgh, Canada West 3 Aug 1841). In 1790 the Dutch Reformed Church sent McDowall as a missionary to what is now southern Ontario. Invited to be a permanent minister in the Bay of Quinte area, he settled near Bath, Upper Canada, in 1798 after completing his theological education at Schenectady, NY. McDowall formed several congregations between Belleville and Brockville, performed some 2500 baptisms and 1300 marriages in the next 40 years, and also made missionary trips. He was elected first moderator of the Presbytery of the Canadas in 1819.
Suggested Reading Dictionary of Canadian Biography vol 7, pp 557-58.
Author JOHN S. MOIR
The Canadian Encyclopedia © 2006 Historica Foundation of Canada
REV. ROBERT McDOWALL'S REGISTER
NOTE.Rev. Robert McDowall was the first regularly sent
Presbyterian Missionary to Upper Canada.He was a native of
Saratoga County, New York, educated at Williams' College,
Schenectady, N.Y., and sent by the Synod of the Reformed Dutch
Church of Albany as a Missionary to the U. E. L. refugees of the
Bay of Quinte District, numbers of whom came from near Albany
and points on the Hudson River, and were members of that
denomination before leaving.He reached Kingston early in the
spring of 1798, and soon went to Bath and Fredericksburgh, and
settled in the latter township, where be remained until his
death in 1841. During the first two years he worked as a
missionary at large, and then organized congregations at Bath
and in Fredericksburgh and Ernest Town, three miles north of
Bath.He became the regular minister of these, and had churches
built.He continued his regular mission visitations to Kingston
and Prince Edward County, sometimes going as far west as where
London now stands. He married probably more persons than any
other minister in Upper Canada. His register was given to
Queen's College, Kingston, since his death, by R. J. McDowall,
his grandson, now residing in Kingston, and is kept in the vault
of Queen's.The following are extracts from that register. Some
pages are so dim from years that it is difficult to decipher
them. In July, 1898, a centennial was held at the McDowall
Memorial Church, Sandhurst, Fredericksburgh, where he died, and
where his remains and those of most members of his family lie
buried. It was attended by thousands.T.W.C.
The following inscription is on the Memorial Tablet in the
McDowall Memorial Church.
REV. ROBERT McDOWALL
THE DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH AT ALBANY.
CAME TO UPPER CANADA, 1798,
TO MINISTER TO THE U. E. LOYALISTS.
AS PIONEER MISSIONARY
HIS LABORS WERE OF PRE-EMINENT
IMPORTANCE IN ESTABLISHING THE CHURCH IN THIS PROVINCE.
HE WAs ELECTED THE FIRST MODERATOR OF THE
SYNOD OF CANADA IN 1820.
HE WAS A FOUNDER OF QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY.
HE ORGANIZED THIS CONGREGATION IN 1800, AND REMAINED
ITS FAITHFUL PASTOR TILL HIS DEATH.
HIS REMAINS ARE INTERRED IN THIS CHURCH YARD."
Geo. Leucks, Sally Lyonsdau. Katharinebaptized 21 Mar 1802
David Freenoyer, Katharine LouxElizabethbaptized 30 Aug 1804
Baptism of David Freemyer Jr.
David Frymore, Catharine Lowe (?Loucks)
David18 Mar., 1809
These records also record the marriage of Charity Freemyer to Henry Bower.____________________________________________
!REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION FILE: NUMBER R20173, FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES.
STATE OF OHIO
COUNTY OF WASHINGTON
ON THIS 13TH DAY OF AUGUST 1834, PERSONALLY APPEARED BEFORE ME THE
SUBSCIBER AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN & FOR THE COUNTY OF WASHINGTON AND STATE
AFORESAID, DAVID FREEMOYER, A RESIDENT OF THE SAID COUNTY AND STATE AFORESAID
AGED SEVENTY THREE YEARS THE 28TH DAY OF FEBRUARY LAST, WHO BEING FIRST DULY
SWORN ACCORDING TO LAW, DOTH ON HIS OATH MAKE THE FOLLOWING DECLARATION IN
ORDER TO OBTAIN THE BENEFIT OF THE ACT OF CONGRESS PASSED JUNE 7TH 1832.
( 1779, JUNE 1, BATTLE OF COBELSKILL, PG 275, HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY AND
BORDER WARS OF NEW YORK, BY JEPTHA R. SIMMS.--COBELSKILL WAS BURNT, ALL HOMES
EXCEPT ONE OWNED BY GEORGE WARNER. ( HAD TO BE 16 TO JOIN THE SERVICE, DAVID
WAS BORN 28 FEB 1861, MAKING HIM 17 YEARS OLD).
THAT HE ENTERED THE SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE FOLLOWING NAMED
OFFICERS AND SERVED AS HEREIN STATED (TOWIT, THAT IN MAY 1778 AFFIANT (REFERS
7TO DAVID) WAS A RESIDING IN ALBANY COUNTY, THEN A FRONTIER COUNTY OF THE STATE
OF NEW YORK ON A CREEK CALLED COBLESKILL, A BRANCH OF THE SCHOHARIE RIVER, WHEN
A PARTY OF INDIANS CONSISTING OF MOHAWK'S, SENECA'S AND ANANDILLA AND ANAQUANA
SETTLEMENTS OF INDIANS ON THE NORTH BRANCH OF THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, HAVING
PENETRATED INTO THE SETTLEMENT, WHERE AFFIANT LIVED.CAPT. CHRISTOPHER BROWN
OF THE MILITIA WITH HIS WHOLE COMPANY WAS ORDERED OUT, OF WHICH AFFIANT WAS
ONE, (HE AFFIANT HAVING BEEN ENROLLED ON THIS OCCASION FOR THE FIRST TIME).A
COMPANY OF CONTINENTAL TROOPS, WAS ALSO DETAILED AND SENT FROM FORT CLINTON
WHICH WAS SITUATED ON SCHOHARIE RIVER ABOUT NINE MILES FROM THE SETTLEMENT IN
WHICH AFFIANT LIVED, TO GO AGAINST THE INDIANS, WHICH COMPANY WAS COMMANDED BY A
CAPT. PATRICK.CAPT. PATRICK'S COMPANY JOINED AFFIANTS COMPANY AT THE HOUSE OF
GEORGE WARNER WHO RESIDED ON COBLESKILL AFORESAID, 31ST DAY OF MAY OF SAID YEAR
(This continues for 21 long pages.)
BOOK - The British Campaign of 1777, The St. Leger Expedition. The Forces of Crown and Congress , Second Edition.
By: Gavin Watt & James F. Morrison
Frealing, Jacob ; Frederick, Francis ; Frederick, Jacob ; Frederick/Fredrick, Joachim/John ; Freeland, John ; Freemoyer, David ; Frees/Freeze, see Fries; Frelick/Freligh, see Fralick; French, Abner ; Frey/Fry, Barent ; Frey, Hendrick ; Frey, Jacob ; Frey, John ; Frey, Phillip Rockell ; Friel, John ; Fries, Abraham ; Frimier/Frimyer, see Frymyer; Frouts/Frots, see Fratz; Fry, Adam ; Fry, Jacob ; Fryday/Friday, Conrad/Coonrad ; Frymyer/Freymeyer, Nicholas ; , Frymyer, Philip ; Fuhr, Jacob ; Fulton, Francis ; Funck, Adam ; Funek, see Funck; Furman, Gabriel ; Furnival, ..... ; Furnyea/Furnier, Christopher ;
!BOOK "THE PALATINE FAMILYS OF N.Y. 1710 BY HENRY Z. JONES JR. (COPY IS IN THE
STANISLAUS CO. LIBRARY AT MODESTO, CA.) PAGES 248-249.
6. JOHANNES (HJ), NEAR MICHAEL ON THE 1744 SOMMER'S LIST.HE MARRIED 14 JULY
1747 ANNA MATHEUS (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN AND REFORMED CHURCHBOOKS). JOHANNIS
FRYMIER (ONE OF TWO OF THAT NAME) WAS IN CAPT. THOMAS ACKESON'S CO. IN 1767
(REPORT OF THE STATE HISTORIAN, VOL 11, PG. 847).JOHANNES FREEMYE WAS A
FREEHOLDER OF SCHOHARRIE IN 1763 (ALBANY CO. FREEHOLDERS).THE WILL OF A JOHN
FRYMIER WAS PROVED 19 NOV 1790 (ALBANY CO. WILL BK. 1, PG 311). THEIR CHILDREN
1. JOHANNES, B. 13 NOV 1748-SPONSORS: JOHANNES BRAUN AND HIS WIFE.THE CHILD
DIED 25 DEC 1748, AGED 4 WEEKS AND 11 DAYS (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN CHURCHBOOK).
2. CHATHARINA, B. 14 NOV 1749, SP.: MICHEL FREIMAUER AND CATHARINA MATTHES
(SCHOHARIE LUTHERN CHURCHBOOK.) A CATHARINA FREYMEYER MARRIED PETER SCHUYLER 23
JULY 1776 (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN CHURCHBOOK).
3. JACOB, B. 30 SEPT 1751-SP.: NICKEL MATTHES AND WIFE (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN
4. JEREMIAS, B. 15 JULY 1753-SP.: JURGEN WERNER AND WIFE (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN
5. MICHAEL, B. 21 JUNE 1755-SP.: MICHEL FREYMAUER AND WIFE (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN
CHURCHBOOK). HE DIED IN 1829, AGED 73 AT PENFIELD (ROCHESTER ANTI-MASONIC
INQUIRER, 4 AUG 1829.
6. SARAH, B. 17 NOV 1756-SP.: ADAM BRAUN, DR. AND SARA MATTHES (SCHOHARIE
LUTHERN CHURCHBOOK.) SHE MARRIED MARTINUS FORSTER 24 FEB 1778 (SCHOHARIE
7. ELISABETHA, B. 1 AUG 1758-SP.: NICKEL MATTHES AND WIFE (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN
8. ANNA, B. 31 MARCH 1760-SP.: JURGEN FORSTER AND WIFE (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN
CHURCHBOOK). SHE MARRIED MARTINUS FORSTER 24 FEB 1778 (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN
9. JOHANNES, B. 17 FEB. 1762-SP.: JOHANNES BRAUN AND MAGDALENA BRAUN (SCHOHARIE
10. ABRAHAM, B. 24 JAN 1764-SP.: JOHANNES BAUCH AND WIFE (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN
11. DAVID, B. 28 JAN 1765-SP.: FRIEDERICH MATTHES AND WIFE (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN
12. GERTRAUT, B. 17 MARCH 1767-SP.: DAVID BECKER AND WIFE (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN
13. MARGARETHA, B. 26 APRIL 1770-SP.: JOHANNES BELLINGER JR. AND WIFE
MARGARETHA (SCHOHARIE LUTHERN CHURCHBOOK.)
14. MAGDALENA, B. 20 DEC 1772-SP.: JURGEN WERNER AND LENA FORSTER (SCHOHARIE
Hope this answers some of the questions.