Johannes Freer

8 January 1775–from 1803 to 1866 (Age 27)
Germantown Town, Columbia, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Johannes

When Johannes Freer was born on 8 January 1775, in Germantown Town, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Petrus Freer, was 51 and his mother, Sarah Palmatier, was 35. He married Eva Simmon on 18 December 1797. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died from 1803 to 1866, at the age of 91.

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Johannes Freer
Eva Simmon
Marriage: 18 December 1797
Sally Freer
Ariaantje Freer

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  • Marriage
    18 December 1797
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 1
    New York is the 11th state.
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 25
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 1376;2007: 2762; 2010: 3671)English: sometimes from Middle English frere, frier ‘brother, friend, comrade’ (Old French frere). During the 13th century, however, the word increasingly denoted ‘member of one of the mendicant religious orders’, the usual modern sense of the word friar. The first friars arrived in England in 1224. As with Abbot , Monk , Nunn , and Prior , late medieval use of Frere as a nickname was probably uncomplimentary, for by the mid 14th century the once popular friars had become a byword in satirical literature for self-indulgent, smooth-talking hypocrisy. Friars were not allowed to marry, but some of them probably fathered children. After the Reformation former friars were free to marry, and one such is said to have been the progenitor of the Friers of Melrose parish, Roxburgh, an instance, if true, of post-medieval surname creation. The name may also be occupational, for someone who lived or worked at a friary (Middle English frere ‘house of friars’).Americanized form of French Frère (see Frere ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    • Jan Freer in entry for Sally Freer, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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