This Frey is not related to me although I am connected to another Frey line.I came across this in the library while searching for another line.There is too much information for me to post so I will post some information but here is where I found it:In a book, "Palatine Families of New York" Volume 1...my library # 929-3747JONES.
In his article "New Light on Frey Family History: in the N.Y. Genealogical & Biographical Record (Vol.108, No. 3), Wayne Lenig corrects the long-held TRADITION of Henrich Frey arriving in America in 1688 by means of a document dated 14 Dec. 1708 which Frey probably brought with him to America in 1710.It stated that Johann Henderick Frey was born 14 Oct 1680 in the village of Ermelstadt, district of Regensdorf, Canton Zurich, Switzerland; he continued to live in the vicinity of Zurich during his youth and was trained as a carpenter.Sometime previous to 1708 he moved to Gruenstadt in the Dukedom of Dormstadt, part of the Rheinish Palatinate.The actual origins of the American settler were at 6718 Grunstadt (25 KM. W. of Manheim: Chbks. begin 1588, Luth.) and 6741 Essingen (30km.sw. of Mannheim: chbks. begin 1704 Luth.) Joh. Hendrik Frei, his wife, and 2 ch. were in the 2nd party in Holland in 1709 (Rotterdam Lists). Henrich Frey aged 27, his wife, a daughter aged 1/2, Ref; carpenter, were in the 2nd arrivals in ENGLAND in 1709 (London Lists) It goes on and on...............and then it goes on:Heinrich Frey and his wife maria Margaretha with 1 child were at Neu Quunsberg ca. 1716-17 (simmendinger Register).Hendrick Frey was a patentee in 1723 (Stone Arabia patent).Harme Van Slyck of Schenectady deeded land to Hendrick FRY of Stone Arabia in 1728 (Albany Co. Deeds: vol. 6, p. 169).The ch. of Henrich frey were: 1. Johann Conrad b. 2 Nov 1701 to"H...Frey, vermahlen Lieutnandt zu Pferd in Frankreich, and maria Elisabeth: (Grunstadt chbk)
(2) Maria Margaretha bpt 29 June 1708 to Henrich Frey, a Ref. merchant of Switzerland passing through Essingen, and his wife Elisabetha--sp; Maria Margaretha...d/o the late Philipp Jacob Frankenstein (Essingen Chbk)
(3).Henrich (History of Montgomery Co. p. 151)He md. Anna Margareth Keyser (Mohawk Valley in the Revolution, p. 253) Hendrick Fry was a freeholder of Canajoharrie in 1763 (Albany Co. Freeholders)pastor Sommer wrote 15 Sept 1763 that " I have buried my brother-in-law Henrich Fry at Canischogary" (Schoharie Luth. Chbk.Sommer's Journal)
On and On for another 1/2 page.I would rather you check this out for yourselves.....Down below is another? Henrich who died 13 Sep 1827 aged 93 in Canajoharie, and his wife Elisabetha Herkimer who died 10 Dec 1825 age 92 yrs. (great ages for both of them).
I hope this will help some of you to get started on this line.Because of my age, I would rather you check this out for yourselves.Ann