NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
John Goutremout, pioneer ancestor of the family, was a native of Germany, from whence he emigrated to America, settling first in Johnstown, N.Y., and later locating in Lewis county, N.Y. He married, and among his children was a son Philip, see forward.
(II) Philip, son of John Goutremout, was born in Germany, 1783, attended the common schools there, and when ten years of age accompanied his parents to America, making his home in New York state. He married Eve Van Atter, and among their children was Nicholas, see forward.
(III) Nicholas, son of Philip and Eve (Van Atter) Goutremout, was born in New York state, and during his active career resided in Denmark, N.Y. He married Laura Edmonds, and among their children was a son William F., see forward.
(IV) William F., son of Nicholas and Laura (Edmonds) Goutremout, was born at Denmark, N.Y., May 26, 1842. He attended the common schools of the neighborhood of his home, and after attaining manhood his father gave him a farm, which had been cultivated and improved, pleasantly located near the villae of Castorland, whereon he located and continued its cultivation, work in which he took a deep interest and in which he was therefore successful.
He was a man of kindly disposition, generous impulses, loved and respected by all; he was a good neighbor, a true friend, a devoted husband and loving father, and by his death, which occurred March 29, 1884, the community, where his entire life had been spent, sustained a great loss.
He married, May 16, 1871, at Denmark, N.Y., Phebe Amelia, born in Denmark, N.Y. July 30, 1844, daughter of John and Phebe (Cochran) Comer. Her father was born in Westmaid, Ireland; he married and had one child before emigrating to the United States. His children were: Maria C., Michael, John H., Phebe A., wife of William Goutremout, and Abner W.
He was reared in the Roman Catholic church, and was a Republican in politics.
Phebe Amelia (Comer) Goutremout was educated in the common schools and Carthage Academy. She taught school for several years prior to her marriage, was successful in her undertaking, and greatly beloved by the scholars and by all who knew her.
William F. and Phebe Amelia Goutremout were the parents of one child, Lena B., born March 20, 1874, who married, June 12, 1895, William S. Goutremout, see forward.
1. W. Harold, Nov. 11, 1901.
2. J. Kenneth, April 21, 1907.
William S. Goutremout, son-in-law of William F. Goutremout, traces his ancestry to John Goutremout, who came from Germany to America, locating first in Johnstown, N.Y., and later in Lewis county, same state. He married, and among his children was Nicholas, see forward.
(III) John G., son of Nicholas and Sally (Wemple) Goutremout, was born in Lowville, N.Y., Jan. 15, 1838. He married Jennie Doxtater, born Aug. 1, 1843, died May 6, 1888. One child, William S., see forward.
(IV) William S., sonof John G. and Jennie (Doxtater) Goutremout, was born in Harrisburg, N.Y., Jan. 19, 1869. He married Lena B. Goutremout, above mentioned.
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