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JOHANNES GRADT GROAT (b. Abt. 1680)JOHANNES GRADT GROAT523 was born Abt. 1680 in Neuwied, Germany.He married JOHANNA WALPURGA on Abt. 1699.
Notes for JOHANNES GRADT GROAT:
Johannes GROAT, the founder of the GROAT family line under study, was probably born in the vicinity of Neuwied, Germany around 1680 and married his wife, Walburgis or Walpurga (last name unknown), around 1699. Documentation shows him living at 5419 Dierdorf (18 km. northeast of Neuwied). In 1704 he is called a shepherd at Bruckrachdorf. The family was an old one in the Neuwied -- Westerwald Area, some residing at 5905 Oberfischbach. It is probable that Johannes was among the Palatine refugees who fled Germany to Holland and, via Rotterdam, went first to England, in 1709, and then to the Palatine Settlement in and around Livingston Manor along the Hudson River,NY, arriving there during the summer of 1710. Promised free passage, a parcel of land, and the necessities to commence farming life, he was instead charged even for basic subsistence provided on Manhattan Island and in the settlement. He was still indebted to the British Government as late as 1726. Records indicate that he and his family lived first in the East Camp village of Annsbury near present day Germantown, Columbia County, and later in Kiskatom near Catskill in present day Greene County. Apparently far from embittered, in 1711, he volunteered to serve the British on an expedition against the French in Canada during the second of the French and Indian Wars, Queen Anne's War (1702-1713) Other records indicate that he was nationalized by the British, February 14, 1715/16. He remained in the Manor after the British eased their restrictions, living first in the Village of Annsbury and later in Kiskatom.
More About JOHANNES GRADT GROAT and JOHANNA WALPURGA:
Marriage: Abt. 1699
Children of JOHANNES GRADT GROAT and JOHANNA WALPURGA are:
- +EVA MARGARETHA GROAT, b. 09 Jul 1704, Germany, d. 1764.