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Johan Andreas Widerwachs

Johan Andreas Widerwachs

Male 1700 - 1783  (83 years)

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  • Name Johan Andreas Widerwachs 
    Born 1700 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1783 
    Person ID I64376  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Johan Hendrich Christophal Widerwachs 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F28185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. David Weatherwax,   b. 1747,   d. 1830  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F28182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: Johan Andreas, the son of Johan Henrich and Anna Dorthea Widerwachs, was born about 1700 in Hoog-Duytsland, Germany. He travelled, with his parents, to the U.S. during the Palatine Emigration of 17-9/1710., and was on the list of First Communicants of the NY Lutheran Church at Easter, 1714. He went through the naturalization procedures, with his father, in 1715, was a farmer, and was married to Barbara Lesser on 09 November, 1724, according to Reformed Dutch Church, Kingston, NY Records.
      Kingston Marriages 1724, 09 Nov. Anderies Wederwags, j.m. and Barbara Lesser,j.d., both born in Hoog-Dytsland, Germany, and both resid. now under the jurisdiction of the "Menner van de Heer, Lievenstond" (Livingston Manor). Married on presentation of a certificate that three Sabbath publications had been made, without objection, int he House of Worship of Koningsburg.
      Following the marriage, Andreas continued to farm in the Rhinebeck area until Barbara died, abot 1739/1740. We do not know the date of her death but, can approxiamte it to be at this time because, their last child, Andreas Jr. was baptized 22 May, 1739, at the German Reformed Church of Lower Red Hook, NY and there is no mention of Barbara after this date.
      Following the death of Barbara, Andreas was married to Johanna Edeli, probably early in 1740. Andries, the last child of Andreas and Barbara, was baptized 22 May 1739, and Johannes, the first child of Andreas and Johanna, was baptized 13 January 1741. These facts permit an assumption that the marriage occurred as stated above. Andreas and Johanna continued to live in Rhinebeck for about 25 years. Andreas was a free-holder in Rhinebeck Precinct in 1740, and he took the Oath of Allegieance there, 24 Oct , 1743. They were sponsors in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 12 Oct 1766 and , after this date, they no longer appeared as sponsors in the Dutchess County area. Their next appearance as sponsors occurred in October 1771, at the Schaghticoke Reformed Church in Albany County, thus, it is safe to assume that they moved to Albany County sometime between 1766 and 1771. They continued to farm there until Andreas died, 10 May 1784. His will was drawn 18 Jann, 1780, was confirmed on 16 September, 1784, and was record in Berthold Fernow's "Calendar of Wills", as follows:
      Page 196 - In the name of God, Amen. I Andreas Widderwax, Farmer in Tamhanick, Albany County, NY., being weak in body. I leave to my first born, Bastian Widderwas, 8 shillings for his birthright. To my son Hannes, 23 1/2 acres of land, whereon he now lives in Tamhanick joining the farm on which I now live with this condition that he pays $80 for the remaing debt on the said land, he having a deed for the land from me already. To Martin Widderwax the farm whereon I now dwell in Tamhanick, at the extent of a farm surveyed for Alexander Widderwax, containing 235 1/2 acres, also our new waggon, a plow, harrow, our "pleasure slay", and an "iron shot wood slay", of which land and farm he the said Martin is to have sufficient deed, but he is to give me yearly as long as God shall spare my life for the maintenance of me and my beloved wife Anna twenty-four bushels of wheat, ten bushels of Indian corn, six bushels or rye, and to keep two cows for our use, and after my death he shall be obliged to give my wife half of the above mentioned maintenance as long as she lives. To my wife Anna a certain bond given me by Carl Traver of $95 10 shillings lest in case she should not be in need of the money it shall be used for the payment of the debt on the land. To my son Alexander 200 acres on the river joining Van Antwerp's line and the lot of my sone Martin. but that he is to move from the place he occupies now as it belongs to Martin whe he, Martin, wants the use thereof, and I order Alexander that he shall then quit said place without disturbance or any molestation, and he to pay $30 for the remaining debt yet onthe land. Next I give to my son David 280 acres of land whereon he now lives at present in Tanhanick joining Peter Dody's farm at Northeast, he to pay $120 for th edebt ont he land. To my son Peter 269 acres of land in Tamhenick joining the line of Mishel Coock at the east, he to pay $110 for the debt which is on the land as yet. To my son Jacob 220 acres of land whereon he now lives and whereof he has a deed but he must pay $20 yet to settle the debt on the land, which lies in Tamhanick joining hte farm of Carl Traver. To my two daughters, Barbara and Elisabet, 104 acres in Tamhenick, joining the land if my son Hannes. To my daugher Barbara Tincle, 20 acreas in Tamhanick between the farms of my sons, Hannes and Peter, to her and her heirs but after their death to my son Hannes. I leave 800 acres in Tamhanick joining Ranslearswyke on Hoosick Road where Nicholas Monray lives, which land shall be sold and the money be for the payment of the debt on the whole patent, and if it should not be enough then each of my sons herein mentioned shall pay an equal share till the whole is paid, but if there should be any over and above this it shall be equally divided between the children of my former wife Barbara, "namently" Bastian, Henry, Andeas, Anna, margreth, maria, Dorthea, Elisabet adn Catherine. I appoint my trusty friends, Henry Grauberger and George Wetsel, executors, date 18 January 1780. Witnesses: Wendel Overacker; Hannes Kebbler, farmer; John Clints, Schoolmaster.
      You may have noticed that daughers Anna nd Rosina were not included in this will. The reason is that they had probably died prior to that time.