Reyer WEMPLE

Male Bef 1703 - 1796  (> 92 years)


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  • Name Reyer WEMPLE 
    Born Bef 17 Oct 1703  probably Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1796  probably Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I305  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Johannes Myndert WEMPLE,   b. 24 Aug 1684, Albany, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1749, Fort Hunter, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Catalina SCHERMERHORN,   b. 1681, Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1708, probably Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1700  Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deborah VEEDER,   b. Bef 17 Jan 1703, Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1743, probably Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1735 
    Children 
     1. Johannes Reyer WEMPLE,   b. 18 Apr 1732, probably Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1814, Woestine, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Myndert WEMPLE,   b. Bef 23 Apr 1736,   d. Bef 1742  (Age < 5 years)
     3. Susanna WEMPLE,   b. Abt 1738,   d. Bef 1833  (Age ~ 94 years)
     4. Myndert R. WEMPLE,   b. 30 Sep 1742,   d. Bef 1837  (Age < 94 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From THE HISTORY OF SCHENECTADY DURING THE REVOLUTION, Individual Records of Service:

      Wemple, Reyer: Baptized October 17, 1703; died in 1796. His name appears on the rolls of the 2nd Albany County Militia, Land Bounty Rights.

      Through his grandfather, Reyer Schermerhorn, he obtained land on both sides of the Mohawk River at Hoffman's Ferry. DRW


      The following is from an unpublished manuscript sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI. This manuscript was written by William Barent Wemple, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913.

      He was baptized in Schenectady October 17, 1703. Married Debora Veeder, his first cousin, who was a daughter of Johannes Veeder and Susanna Wemple, and was baptized January 17, 1703.

      He was devised property by the will of his grandfather Reyer Schermerhorn, after whom he was named, in 1717, which was located near Huffman's Ferry and he afterwards moved upon it.

      On August 8, 1727, by deed recorded in DEEDS F --- No. 6, page 145, Albany County Clerk's office, Albany, NY, his brother, Myndert conveys to him land at Huffman's Ferry which their grandfather Reyer Schermerhorn, had devised to Myndert, Reyer and Ariantje Wemp; it being his share of the one just sixth part of the easternmost half of the Seaventh fflatts, lying and being on the North side of the Maques River, about six miles above said Town of Schenectady and also a sixth part of a tract in New Jersey about twenty-seaven miles above Amboy.

      On May 22, 1733, he was a freeholder in Schenectady and named as such in A list of the Freeholders of the City and County of Albany. preserved in volume 70, page 58, of COLONIAL MANUSCRIPTS, in the State Library, Albany, NY.

      He died in 1796, after reaching the exceedingly ripe age of 93 years.

      His will, which was made May 20, 1791 and proven December 23, 1797, is filed in WILLS, volume 2, page 329, Albany County Surrogates office, Albany, NY and portions are quoted below:

      Reyer Wemple of the town of Schenectady, in the county of Albany, yeoman, leaves to my eldest son, John my fowling piece, with my large low Dutch family Bible for his primogeniture; besides other land, he also gives John his orchard lying and being in the Woestyne, town and county aforesaid, on the south side of the Mohawk River.

      To Alida, widow and relict of his son Myndert, he leaves his house-barn, Homestead, Orchard and five morgens of land where said house-barn and orchard now stand . . . situate, lying and being in Woestyne aforesaid, whereon and wherein I have last lived during or in the lifetime of my deceased wife Deborah, just as the same was conveyed to me by my father, John Wempel deceased, but if she remarried it was to go her children by Myndert. He speaks of his daughter Susanna, wife of Harmanus Mabie, and of his grandchildren, Ryer, Abraham, John, Walter Vrooman, Myndert and Deborah, children of my deceased son Myndert R. Wempel and his said wife Alida, also of his niece Catalina, daughter of Isaac Wemple, deceased.

      Pearson in his GENEALOGIES OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF SCHENECTADY says that Reyer's widow, Debora, married Douw Fonda of Caughanwaga, on August 19, 1757, but that statement is wrong, as Reyer's will says she died before he died.


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