Johannes Lawyer , born in 1684 , and his wife , Elizebeth (Otto)were born in Dunkar Germany in the Rhine Valley and came to America with a group of palatines who were promised land by the Queen of England. They settled in the Hudson Valley and , following the building of a boat , moved to the Schoharie Valley.Theirs was the first child to be born in the Schoharie Valley(Johannes II).
In the 1840's Adam H Lawyer bought 600 acres of farm land in Carlisle , NY. It was later divided among the children ,Sosthenese , Leroy , Monroe & Delilah.
Olin Patterson acquired lands of Leroy and Foster Lawyer following his marriage to Maisie Lawyer in the early 1900's.
Delilah Lawyer married Jacob Miers who's daughter , Florence , through marriage to Robert Pickett also in the early 1900's, provided land ownership to The Pickett's family for the first time in thier history.The Pickett's had , at least since 1795 , been hired farm workers in the Schoharie Valley.