Fretz

Jemima Fretz

1805-05-22 b. Niagara District, Ontario Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors; FamilySearch; death register
before 1827 mar. John Reaman (18031873) FamilySearch
Children: Samuel (18271882), Jacob (18291911), John (18311875), Elizabeth (18331880), Mary Ann (1836 ?), Magdalena (1838 ), Abraham (1840 after 1881), Barbara (18421847), Francis J. (18441932), Benjamin (18471909), Daniel (1851 after 1881), and Agness F. (cal 1852 ?) hmjacob.com; Canadian census
1861 living with family in the eighth enumeration district of Whitchurch Township, York, Ontario 1861 census of Canada
 

. . . delivered shingles for her husband, by horse and wagon, through wild and sparsely settled countryside.

She evidently had exciting experiences, was a very lively woman, had an excellent memory, and was very intelligent. She stood about 5 ft. 2 inches.

In later years she would visit in Ringwood, Ontario, where some of her children lived, and friends and relatives would gather, because they knew she would have something to recount, either a recent happening or memories.

Many times when delivering shingles she would tuck her youngest son beside her, soon he would fall asleep, and she would go off on a trip through lonely country, and it would often be a long trip. On many occasions she was accosted by highwaymen, but she knew the back country roads so well that she would "Whip up the horses and they would more than fly", she evaded them every time.

Jemima called much at the home of Mary Davis Brownsberger, in Ringwood, Ontario [ . . . ]

Mary Davis Brownsberger said that "Jemima would call at my home about 6 o'clock in the morning, she would be riding horseback, and be on her way to do shopping. She would say, 'Mary, I have come to have a cup of tea.'" Mary went on to say, "After having her tea she would then mount her horse and fly away."

Jemima Fretz Reaman called many times at the home of her grandson, John MacKenzie Raymond, in Stouffville and Ringwood, and she always had an audience of relatives and friends.

Supplement to "The Reaman Family History"
1871 living with her family in District 43, Whitchurch township; Menonist, of German origin; over 20, unable to write 1871 census of Canada
1881 widow, living in Whitchurch, York, Ontario, with her son 1881 census of Canada
1891 living with her grandson's family and a servant, in Markham, York, Ontario; Mennonite 1891 census of Canada
1895-05-31 d. Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, of old age (apoplexy) death register
1895-06-02 bur. Wideman Mennonite Cemetery, Markham Twp, York Co., Ontario, Canada Supplement to "The Reaman Family History"
  Herald of Truth, 1895-06-15:

REAMAN. On the 31st of May, 1895, in Toronto City, Ont., Jemima, widow of the late John Reaman of Markham Township, aged 88 years and 9 days. She was buried on Sunday June 2d in Wideman's graveyard where a large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay the last respects to the departed sister. The funeral sermon was conducted by Samuel R. Hoover, from Amos 4: 12, and Gabriel Heatwole, from 1 Thess. 4: 13 18.

hmjacob.com
  inscription on her tombstone:

Alas, she has left us, her spirit has fled

Her spirit now slumbers along with the dead,

Her Savior has called her, to Him she has gone,

Be ye also ready to follow her soon

L.C. Wideman

Supplement to "The Reaman Family History"
  eldest child of Jacob and Barbara Fretz  



Jacob Fretz

1779-06-03 b. Rapho Twp, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, USA Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors
1800 went with his parents to Canada Find a Grave

In 1800 Jacob went with his parents to Canada, riding a bay horse of his own. It was not his intention to remain in Canada, but only to accompany his parent there, see the place, and return to Pennsylvania. But while assisting in building a log-house for his parents, he had the misfortune to break his leg, while felling a tree; and which not having been properly set, made him a cripple. After he was able to be about again, while assisting at some work he cut his other leg, and became lame in that also. Thus doubly crippled, he concluded to remain in Canada.

A Brief History of John and Christian Fretz
1801 m. Barbara Sherk Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors; Ancestry public member tree
children: John (18021881, Jemima (18051895), Samuel (18051805), Frances (18121875), Magdaline/Magdalana (18141867), Barbara (18161849), Elizabeth (18191863), Catherine (18211839), and Mary (1823 ?) Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors; Ancestry public member tree; Bertie Township
1812 "He served in the war of 1812, took quite an active part in politics, was a farmer and wheelwright. He was a member of the Mennonite church." Find a Grave

During the war of 1812, he and his team were pressed into the army to move stores and ammunition. He also took quite an active part in politics. Farmer, and wheelwright, and mem. of the Mennonite ch.

A Brief History of John and Christian Fretz
1815-05-30 (Reg 6 Oct 1818) John Fretz sold to Jacob Fretz 200 acres in Lot 2 Concessions 15 & 16 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. for $200.00 (A182 #5465) Abstracts of Deeds, Bertie Township
1815-05-30 (Reg 5 Oct 1818) John Fretz sold to Jacob Fretz 200 acres in Lot 2 Concessions 15 & 16 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. (A182 #5465)
1825-01-23 (Reg 5 Feb 1825) John Mabee sold to Jacob Fritz 100 acres in Lot 5 Concession 16 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. for $500.00 (A289 #6578)
1830-10-02 (Reg 19 May 1831) Jacob Fritz sold to William Bitner 62 acres in the east part of Lot 5 Concession 16 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. for $400 (A459 #8228)
1850-01-25 d. Bertie Twp, Welland Co., Ontario Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors
  bur. Fretz Cemetery, Fort Erie, Niagara, Ontario Find a Grave
  elder child of John and Magdalena Fretz Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors



John Fretz

1749-02-08 b. Pennsylvania Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors; CottrillCompass
c. 1770 m. Magdalena Fox, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Sherk Family Tree; Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors
Children: Barbara (17711828), Abraham (1773 ?), Francis (17741810), Daniel (17761864), Jacob (17791850), Peter (17811864), Feronica (17841810), and Mary (17881839)
1790 living with his wife and family (three boys and two girls) in Rapho, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1790 US federal census
1793 of Rapho township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1793 Pennsylvania septennial census
1800-06-07 (Reg 21 Jan 1801) John Powell et ux sold to John Frits 100 acres part of Lots 9 & 10 Concession 10 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. beginning at the southwest angle of Lot 9 Concession 10 (A30 #237)

On 7 Jun 1800 (Reg 1 Mar 1802) John Powell et ux sold to John Frits 100 acres part of Lots 9 & 10 Concession 10 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. (A38 #343)

Abstracts of Deeds, Bertie Township
1800-07-21 (Reg 22 Jul 1800) Robert Hamilton sold to John Fritz 400 acres 2 & 3 in 15th and 2 & 3 in 16th Concession NR Be (A24 #199)

(Reg 22 Jul 1800) Robert Hamilton sold to John Fritz 400 acres in Lots 2 & 3 Concession 15 and Lots 2 & 3 Concession 16 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. (A24 #199)

(Reg 22 Jul 1800) Robert Hamilton sold to John Fretz 200 acres in Lots 7 & 8 Concession 14 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. (A24 #200)

(Reg 22 Jul 1800) Robert Hamilton sold to John Fritz 400 acres in Lots 2 & 3 Concession 15 and Lots 2 & 3 Concession 16 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. (A24 #199)

1810 living with his wife and family (four boys and three girls) in Mannheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1810 US federal census
1815-05-30 (Reg 6 Oct 1818) John Fretz sold to Peter Fretz 200 acres in Lot 3 Concessions 15 & 16 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. for $200.00 (A183 #5466)

(Reg 14 Apr 1823) John Fritz sold to Abraham Winger 100 acres in the west of Lots 9 & 10 Concession 10 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. for $200.00 (A260 #6273)

(Reg 15 May 1816) John Fretz sold to Joseph Sherk 100 acres in the east of Lots 7 & 8 Concession 14 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. for $200.00 (A127 #4969)

(Reg 18 Jun 1807) John Fritz willed to his grandchildren Daniel Sherk the west part of the west of Lots 7 & 8, 50 acres & to Esther Sherk the east part of the west of Lots 7 & 8 Concession 14 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. (A367 #7048)

(Reg 5 Oct 1818) John Fretz sold to Jacob Fretz 200 acres in Lot 2 Concessions 15 & 16 from the Niagara River, Bertie Twp. (A182 #5465)

(Reg 5 Oct 1818) John Fretz sold to Jacob Fretz 200 acres 2 in 15th & 16th cons NR Be (A182 #5465)

Abstracts of Deeds, Bertie Township
1815-08-30 d. Bertie Twp, Welland Co., Ontario Billion Graves
  bur. Fretz Cemetery, Bertie Twp
 

John Fretz, born Feb. 8, 1749, d Aug. 30, 1815. Mrd. Magdalena Fox, of Pa. She was b Apr. 1, 1748; died Sept. 23, 1820. He was a wheelwright, joiner and manufacturer. of Fanning Mills, and a member of the Dunkard church. His ancestry is involved in doubt. By some of the connection he is supposed to have emigrated from Germany*. He settled near Manheim, Lancaster Co. Pa., where probably all his children were born. In 1800 he emigrated to Welland Co., Canada, with all his family except his daughter Barbara, and son Daniel. They were six weeks in making the journey to Canada, taking their live stock with them. At night bells were put on the horses and cattle, and they were turned out to pasture. After milking the milk was put into the churn, which was fastened to the hinder part of the wagon, and their butter was churned as they proceeded. On the twelfth day of June they crossed the Niagara river on a raft. They swam the horses and cattle across. They were assisted in crossing by friendly Indians. They settled in the township of Bertie, Welland Co., Ont., on lots 2 and 3, concessions 15 and 16, which consisted of about 400 acres, on which he built a log house. Some time previous to his death he laid out on his property a family burying ground, in which he and his wife were buried, and is still used by his descendants as a place of burial. Among the relics retained of the home of John Fretz, a cupboard, made by him in 1801, is in the possession of his great-grandson, Jacob Fretz, of Fenwick, Ont., who also has an iron maul, an axe, a taper bit, and the old family Bible, published at Zurich, Switzerland, in 1539, and brought from Germany by the ancestor.

A Brief History of John and Christian Fretz
  son of Jacob and Gertrude Fretz Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors; CottrillCompass



From this point on (backwards in time), caution is advised, as there seem to be alternative versions. This needs further research.

Jacob Fretz

1723 b. Haguenau, Alsace, Germany CottrillCompass
before 1749 m. Gertrude Kanzler
Child: John (17491815) Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors; CottrillCompass
1765 d. Ralpho Tp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania CottrillCompass
  son of Johannes and Anna Maria Fretz



Johannes Fretz

1680-07-11 b. Haguenau, Alsace, Germany CottrillCompass
  cloth weaver
1702-11-04 m. Anna Maria Gross (1684 ?)
Child: Jacob (17231765)
before 1729 d. Haguenau, Alsace
  son of Johannes and Anna Fretz



Johannes Fretz

1647-12-09 b. Winden, Rhein Pfalz, Germany CottrillCompass
1679-09-09 m. Anna Swartz
Child: Johannes (1680 before 1729)
1709-04-07 d. Haguenau, Alsace, Germany
  son of Johannes and Barbara Fretz



Johannes Fretz

1615-02-07 b. Rhein Pfals, Germany CottrillCompass
before 1647 m. Barbara Weismer
Child: Johannes (16471709)
1683 d. Karlsruhe, Germany
  son of Jacob and Maria Fretz



Jacob Fretz

1590-07-23 b. Michelstadt, Hesse CottrillCompass
1612 m. Maria Kolb
Child: Johannes (16151683)
1630-12 d.
  son of Jacob and Margaretha Fretz



Jacob Fretz

1550-03-07 b. Michelstadt, Hesse CottrillCompass
1587-08-17 m. Margaretha Kratz
Child: Jacob (15901630)
1622-08-07 d.
  son of Hans and Martha Fretz



Hans Fretz

1519-09-04 b. Leipzig CottrillCompass
1549-05-09 m. Martha Witmer
Child: Jacob (15501622)
1590-05-17 d. Michelstadt, Hesse
  son of Jacob and Gretchan Fretz



Jacob Fretz

1472-09-04 b. Dorum, East Friesland CottrillCompass
before 1519 m. Gretchan Offerman
Child: Hans (15191590)
1540-09-04 d. Leipzig
  son of Johannes and Drytken Fretz



Johannes Fretz

  b. Dorum, East Friesland CottrillCompass
before 1472 m. Drytken Shroder
Child: Jacob (14721540)
  d. Lubeck, Holsten, Denmark
  son of Johannes and Elsie Fretz



Johannes Fretz

  b. Dorum, East Friesland CottrillCompass
  m. Elsie ____
Child: Johannes (? ?)
1469 d. Lubeck, Mecklenburg, Germany



Elsie ____

  m. Johannes Fretz CottrillCompass
Child: Johannes (? ?)



Drytken Shroder

before 1472 m. Johannes Fretz CottrillCompass
Child: Jacob (14721540)



Gretchan Offerman

before 1519 m. Jacob Fretz CottrillCompass
Child: Hans (15191590)



Martha Witmer

1549-05-09 m. Hans Fretz CottrillCompass
Child: Jacob (1550-1622)



Margaretha Kratz

1587-08-17 m. Jacob Fretz CottrillCompass
Child: Jacob (15901630)
1591/2-02-12 d.



Maria Kolb

1612 m. Jacob Fretz CottrillCompass
Child: Johannes (16151683)
1632-06-05 d.



Barbara Weismer

1617 b. Winden, Rhein Pfalz, Germany CottrillCompass
before 1647 m. Johannes Fretz
Child: Johannes (16471709)
1702 d.
  bur. Haguenau, Alsace, Germany
  daughter of Martin Wismer



Martin Wismer

  b. Wolfstein, Rhine, Palatinate, Germany CottrillCompass



Anna Swartz

c. 1638 b. CottrillCompass
1679-09-09 m. Johannes Fretz
Child: Johannes (1680 before 1729)
1714-10-11 d.
  daughter of Christian and Margaretha Schwartz



Christian Schwartz

before 1638 m. Margaretha Kichlein CottrillCompass
Child: Anna (16381714)



Margaretha Kichlein

before 1638 m. Christian Schwarz CottrillCompass
Child: Anna (16381714)



Anna Maria Gross

1684 b. CottrillCompass
1702-11-04 m. Johannes Fretz (1680 before 1729)
Child: Jacob (17231765)



Gertrude Kanzler

before 1749 m. Jacob Fretz CottrillCompass
Child: John (17491815) Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors; CottrillCompass



Magdalena Fox

1748-04-01 b. Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors
c. 1770 m. John Fretz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Sherk Family Tree; Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors
Children: Barbara (17711828), Abraham (1773 ?), Francis (17741810), Daniel (17761864), Jacob (17791850), Peter (17811864), Feronica (17841810), and Mary (17881839)
1790 living with her husband and family (three boys and two girls) in Rapho, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1790 US federal census
1810 living with her husband and family (four boys and three girls) in Mannheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1810 US federal census
1820-09-23 d. Bertie Twp, Welland Co., Ontario Rachel, Erik, Caleb, & Sarah Arndt's Ancestors
  bur. Fretz Cemetery, Fort Erie, Niagara, Ontario Find a Grave



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