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1. Jurgh Erghemar was born 1 in 1680 in Palatine, Rhine, Germany.
In 1722, land on both sides of the Mohawk River was purchased from the Indians by the Palatines who were granted a license to purchase by Governor Burnet. The land extended westward from Little Falls to Frankfort and consisted of 9,186 acres. Palatines began moving into the area in 1723, the deed being issued in April, 1725, known as the Burnetsfield Patent. Ninety-two persons were named in the patent, each receiving 100 acres with an annual quit-rent of two shillings and sixpence. This was on the condition that each grantee cultivated at least three acres of every fifty acres within three years. Jeptha Simms believed that many of these families were from the third immigration of Palatines who arrived from Holland in 1722. Among the names that will later appear in Fairfield history are Petre, Helmer, and Kast. Also in this group was Johan Jost Erghemar [Herkimer].
Gov. Burnet and his Council on Sept. 19, 1721, granted leave to obtain the land of the Indians, which was secured July 9, 1722. It was on both sides of the river beginning below Little Falls and extending to Gerrendagaraen (Frankfort). The colonial patent is dated April 30, 1725. On the south side of the river plot number 44 100 S is registered to Jurgh Erghemer [Herkimer], this being Johan Host Herkimer's father. Other tracts listed are as follows:
Erghemar, Johan Jost 36 100 S
Erghemar, Madalana 24 70 S And large island in river
Erghemar, Catharina 5 100 S
It is presumed that the track held by Madalana refers to a holding purchased in the name of his wife Magdalena
Jurgh married Magdalena 1.
They had the following children:
+ 2 M i Johan Jost Erghemar
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