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Jr. Johan Jost Herkimer (b. Bet. 1732 - 1733, d. Bef. August 17, 1795)Johan Jost Herkimer (son of Johan Jost Herkimer and Anna Catherine Petrie) was born Bet. 1732 - 1733 in New York, and died Bef. August 17, 1795 in Kingston, Ont., Canada.He married Maria Van Allen on March 18, 1758 in Katsbann Dutch Chruch, NY, daughter of Laurens Van Allen and Aneantje Hogeboom.
Notes for Johan Jost Herkimer:
Johan Jost was a Tory.When the war broke out, he was a Colonel in the 4th Battalion of the Tryon County Militia.Because of his loyalist beliefs, he was jailed by the Whigs, from May 12, 1776, until he escaped, March 4, 1777, and fled to Canada.His family joined him later, probably after being exchanged for colonial prisoners.On August 6, 1777, he fought at Aurisco against his brother, General Nicholas Herkimer.Johan Jost's estate in the Mohawk Valley was confiscated in 1779.
In Canada, he served in a company of Frontenac Militia.He was mustered out, on October 9, 1784, and received 3450 acres in the area that is now Kingston, Ontario.
More About Johan Jost Herkimer and Maria Van Allen:
Marriage: March 18, 1758, Katsbann Dutch Chruch, NY.
Children of Johan Jost Herkimer and Maria Van Allen are:
- +Johan Nicholas Herkimer, b. January 24, 1771, Ft. Herkimer, NY, d. October 15, 1809, Collins Bay, Ont..
- Joseph Kerby Herkimer, d. date unknown.
- Jacob Herkimer, d. October 08, 1804.
- George Herkimer, b. April 26, 1761, New York, d. 1783, Detroit, MI.
- Arriana Herkimer, b. June 11, 1763, New York, d. April 18, 1850, Montreal, QC.
- Catherine Herkimer, b. August 03, 1765, New York, d. January 31, 1840, Kingston, Ont., Canada.
- +Lawrence Herkimer, b. July 23, 1767, New York, d. October 14, 1819, Kingston, Ont., Canada.
- Maria Herkimer, b. April 06, 1769, New York, d. January 26, 1808, Kingston, Ont., Canada.