Johannes Reyer WEMPLE

Male 1732 - 1814  (82 years)


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  • Name Johannes Reyer WEMPLE 
    Born 18 Apr 1732  probably Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Oct 1814  Woestine, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I54  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Reyer WEMPLE,   b. Bef 17 Oct 1703, probably Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, probably Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 92 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F101  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maritie VISSCHER,   b. Bef 02 Sep 1744, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1800, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 55 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1768 
    Children 
     1. Debora WEMPLE,   b. Bef 12 Feb 1769,   d. Bef 1864  (Age < 94 years)
     2. Anaatje WEMPLE,   b. Bef 09 Jun 1771,   d. Bef 1866  (Age < 94 years)
     3. Catalyntje WEMPLE,   b. 15 Jan 1777,   d. 16 Feb 1812  (Age 35 years)
     4. Nicholaas Visscher WEMPLE,   b. 28 May 1780, probably Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1826, Rotterdam Junction, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     5. Susannah WEMPLE,   b. Bef 14 Apr 1782,   d. 02 Jun 1842  (Age > 60 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Volkje WEMPLE,   b. (BEF. 4 Jan 1740/41), Schenectady, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1812 
    Married 29 May 1800 
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Esther VAN ARNHEM,   b. 1734,   d. 02 Jan 1822  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Abt 1812 
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The following will was sent to the compiler by Bernard Woods, of Eureka, CA about 1995: DRW

      The Last Will and Testament of John Wemple

      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: I, JOHN WEMPLE, of the third ward of the City and County of SCHENECTADY and STATE OF NEW YORK being weak in body but of perfect mind, memory and understanding, praised be God for the same, do make and publish and declare this as and for my Last Will and Testament, and I do hereby revoke and annul all and every former will and testament heretofore by me made, hereby declaring this, and no other to be my last will and testament.
      FIRST: I resign my immortal soul into the hands of God my creator hoping for mercy and pardon of my sins through the merits and mediation of Jesus CHRIST my REDEEMER.
      ITEM: I give devise and bequeath unto my well beloved wife, Ester, the lowest part of my farm so called whereon I now live the said lowest part to be bounded by what is called the foot of the Sandt Hooghtin with the rent or income from my Tan Yard for and during her widowhood, also a colt called the White Stocking and such personal property as she brought with her at our intermarriage, which devise to my said wife is to be in lieu and bar of her dower out of my estate.
      ITEM: I give devise and bequeath unto my son NICHOLAS V. WEMPLE ALL THE REST AND RESIDUE of my said farm and real estate situate in the County of Schenectady (excepting) THERE OUT Twenty-five acres situate in the town of Princetown and which I have herein divided to my grandson JOHN W. PEEK to have and to hold the same to my said son NICHOLAS for his Natural life and my will is that the said estate so divided for life to my said SON shall not by subject to any encumbrances whatsoever to be caused by or though my said SON, and in case my said son, NICHOLAS, shall in the opinion of my executors by remiss and inattentive to his business and shall not manage and husband the real estate hereby demised to him in a discreet and prudent manner for his family's interest, I do hereby authorize and empower my said executors to rent out the said estate from year to year and during such period of my said SON'S life estate therein as they may deem necessary and proper and to apply the proceeds thereof the support of my said SON, and his family.
      ITEM: From and immediately after the decease of my said son, NICHOLAS, which he now has or may have by his present wife, NANCY VEEDER, and to their heirs and assigns forever the West half or moiety of the farm whereon I now live (excepting) the twenty-five acres about mentioned.
      ITEM: From and immediately after my son, NICHOLAS, decease, I give devise bequeath the East half or moiety of the farm whereon I now live unto my grandson, JOHN WEMPLE, son of NICHOLAS V. WEMPLE, for and during his natural life, and from and immediately after his decease to his lawful issue (if he should die leaving Lawful Issue) and to their heirs and assigns forever share and share alike. But in case of the death of said grandson, JOHN WEMPLE, without issue then my will is, and I do hereby give devise and bequeath the East half or moiety of my said farm to granddaughter, MARIA WEMPLE, daughter of my said son, NICHOLAS V. WEMPLE for and during her natural life and from in immediately after her decease to her lawful issue (if she should die leaving Lawful Issue) and to their heirs and assigns forever share and share alike. But in case my said granddaughter, MARIA WEMPLE, should die without lawful issue then my will is and I do hereby give devise and bequeath the said easterly half or moety of my said farm to such children my said son, NICHOLAS V. WEMPLE, as he now had or may have by his present wife, NANCY VEEDER, and to their heirs and assigns forever.
      ITEM: I give devise and bequeath unto my grandson, JOHN W. PEEK, provided it shall be ascertained that he shall be living at any time within seven years after my decease to his heirs and assign twenty-five acres of land situate in Princetown and being part of the farm whereon I now live and subject to the payment of one supply of winter wheat annually forever after my decease in and upon the 25th day of March in each year to the heirs of my son, Nicholas, by his present wife, NANCY VEEDER. But in case it should not be ascertained within seven years after my decease that my said grandson, JOHN W. PEEK, shall still be alive, then my will is, and I do in such case give devise and bequeath the said twenty-five acres of land to the children my said son, NICHOLAS, now had or may have by his present wife, NANCY VEEDER, or to their heirs and assigns forever.
      ITEM: I give devise and bequeath to DEBORAH FREYMIRE, daughter of Michael Freymire, fifty acres of land out of the lot in the Town of Lysander, which was granted to Moses Styles and one cow to help her, the said DEBORAH, and to her heirs and assigns forever.
      ITEM: I give and bequeath to MARIA, my granddaughter, and daughter of Christopher Peek, MARIA, my granddaughter, and daughter of George Hewson (Heuston), and MARIA, my granddaughter and daughter of Christian Haverly, all my household furniture to be divided equally between them share and share alike.
      ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my son, NICHOLAS V. WEMPLE, a span of horses, at his own choice out of my horses, and all of my implements of husbandry.
      ITEM: I give and bequeath unto my grandson, JOHN, son of my son, Nicholas V. Wemple, my gun and silver watch to be delivered to him by my executers here-in-after named when he should arrive at the age of twenty-one years of sooner if they shall deem it proper.
      ITEM: The rest and residue of my personal property (slaves excepted) and horses and cows I give and bequeath to my following grandsons, to wit: JOHN W. PEEK, JOHN HAVERLY, John HEWSON (Heuston), and JOHN WEMPLE, son of my son, Nicholas V. Wemple, to be divided equally between them share and share alike, excepting that if my grandson, JOHN W. PEEK, should not return in time that this my request takes effect, that part of share hereby bequeathed to him, I then give and bequeath unto by grandson, JOHN, son of my said son, Nicholas V. Wemple.
      ITEM: It is my will and I devise that my Negro man (BOLT) shall remain on the farm with my son, NICHOLAS V. WEMPLE, during his life as a slave or servant, but not to be disposed of and as to the rest and residue of my slaves not mentioned, I order to by free(d) if they or either of them can furnish security to indemnify the city or my representatives and if not my Executors hereinafter named shall have power to sell them and to appropriate the avails to the benefit and best advantage of my estate.
      ITEM: I recommend that my Executers cause me to be directly interred out of my estate, and I do earnestly desire that they cause a tombstone to be put to my grave with the inscription of the time of my decease, my age and that of my three wives, MARIA VISSCHER (or Visher), VOLKE WEMPLE, and if I should survive my present wife, ESTER VAN ARNHAM (Arnhem) to cause her name with what shall be necessary to be added and to inscribed on the same, and to collect and receive all monies due to me by note or otherwise and to appropriate the same to the benefit and best advantage of my estate as aforesaid.
      LASTLY, I do hereby nominate and appoint GERRET L. VEEDER JR., esquire, JACOB DELLEMONT and JOHN DELLEMONT, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all and every former will by me made. In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
      thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve (1812).
      Signed,
      John Wemple

      Signed, sealed, published and declared by the Testator to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.

      Will was offered for Probate Oct. 1812 (1814?)
      This Will is recorded in Book A of Wills, Page 202

      In the office of Surrogate Court, County of
      Schenectady, N.Y.

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

      Wemple, John R.: Born at Fort Hunter, April 18, 1731; died September 14, 1814 (note discrepancy with his Family Page. DRW). He served as a private and a sergeant in the 2nd Albany County Militia. On may 20, 1777, he testified before the Committee of Safety that his shoulder had been put out of joint and that he was therefore unfit for military duty.


      The following is from a 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. The manuscript was never published.

      He was baptized in Schenectady April 18, 1732. Married, first, to Maritie Visscher, daughter of Nicholas Visscher of Schenectady, and for which a bond was issued May 7, 1764. He was next married to Volkje Wemple, (daughter of Barent and Debora Wemple), May 29, 1800, in Schenectady, who was at that time the widow Dellamont, . . . ; she was baptized January 4, 1741. Johannes third wife was Esther Van Arnham, who was born in 1734, made her will March 22, 1821, which is on file in the Surrogate's office of Schenectady County, and died January 2, 1822.

      On January 5, 1758, he was commissioned an Ensign in Captain Andrew Truax's company at Schenectady and so reported on the original muster-roll of May 1767, which is preserved in volume 14, page 214 of SIR Wm. JOHNSON MANUSCRIPTS in the State Library, Albany, NY.

      He served through the Revolutionary War as a private and sergeant in the regiment of Colonel Abraham Wemple, under captains John Van Petten and Jelles Fonda. . . .


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