Genealogical Sources:1. Correspondence and many personal conversations over the years with various family members.
2. Peter Demare, declaration of intention, Georgia Historical Society Collection no. 5125SP-70, City of Savannah, Vol. 3, page 119. [Signed by him.]
3. Peter Demare, List of Passengers aboard the ship “Seth Sprague” arriving in New York from Antwerp 21 September 1850, reproduced from NARA microfilm M237, Roll 92, line 11, list no. 1095, viewed by M. Stone 27 November 2006 at Ancestry.com online database “New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957,” Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006.
4. Chatham County [Georgia] Ordinary [Court] Marriage Registers (white) 1856-1851, 1851-1856, 1866-1873, 1873-1877, page 44: “Record of Marriage Licenses - Chatham County” and page 148: womens’ names index. Microfilmed, no. 17/2 RHS 1067-8, viewed at the Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia, by M. Stone 8 May 1999.
5. Genealogical Committee, Georgia Historical Society, Marriages of Chatham County, Georgia, Vol. 2, 1852-1877 (publisher, place unknown; 1993). Book referred to by Michelle Stone at the Georgia Room, Cobb County Library, Marietta, GA Sept. 1998.
6. Peter Demere [sic], naturalization proceedings in the City Court of Savannah [12 May 1856], Georgia Historical Society Collection no. 5600CC50, Book H, page 67. [Not signed by him.]
7. "The Demere Brothers--Raymond and Paul" by Margaret Davis Cate, typed manuscript (undated) with genealogy and footnotes, viewed by M. Stone from the genealogical vertical files at the Georgia Department of Archives and History, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1999.
8. Chatham County, Georgia: City of Savannah Voters Register, 1856, 1859-60; Georgia Department of Archives and History microfilm, Drawer 117, Roll 35 [1859: Peter Demare].
9. “Extracts from available Savannah, Georgia city directories viewed by Michelle Stone at the Georgia Department of Archives and History (Atlanta, Georgia), 1 May 1999 (covering years: 1848, 1849, 1858, 1859, 1860, 1866, 1867, 1870).” See document for individual city directory citations.
10. Email correspondence (“Reference Question”) between Michelle Stone and Susan E. Dick, Director of Library and Archives, Georgia Historical Society, 22 May 2002.
11. Stone, Michelle. “Info gathered from my visit to Savannah, Georgia on January 14-15, 2000.” 2000; Marietta, Georgia.
12. Peter Demare (and George Ott) household(s), 1860 U.S. census, Chatham County, Georgia, population schedule, City of Savannah, 2nd District, Savannah post office, page 172, dwelling 1402, family 1898; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 115.
13. George Ott death notice, Savannah Morning News, 28 October 1874, page 3, col. 1, as viewed in Vol. 25 of the Abstracts from the Files of the Savannah Morning News of 1874, Savannah, Ga., 1968, pages 199-200 (Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, GA).
14. Caroline Charlotte Denny [sic; Demare] baptism (1861), “Records of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 1823-1926, Savannah, Georgia,”(typescript); LDS microfilm no. 0203207, viewed at the Roswell Family History Center by M. Stone 1 June 1999.
15. Baptisms. – Infant, (uncited original church record book, page 23), Rev. D. M. Gilberts, Minister, 1863, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Savannah, Georgia. Photocopy of page sent to Michelle Stone by Mary Reiser, Church Historian, January 2000.
16. Frederica Margaretta Demaree, baptism (1863), “Records of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 1823-1926, Savannah, Georgia,”(typescript); LDS microfilm no. 0203207, viewed at the Roswell Family History Center by M. Stone 1 June 1999.
17. Pamphlet, “The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension…A History of Ascension Church,” by Dr. Charles A. Linn, Miss Mildred Gartelmann, and Dr. George H. Shriver, Savannah. Picked up at the church in Savannah, Georgia 14 January 2000 and held by M. Stone.
18. Pamphlet, “The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension Centenial Celebration of Consecration of Building; April 20, 1879 - April 22, 1979,” by Mildred Gartelmann. Sent to M. Stone by Mary Reiser, Church Historian, January 2000.
19. P. Demere, compiled military record (private, Company A, 1 (Symons’) Georgia Reserves (Confederate) and Company Muster Roll. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia, micropublication 266, Roll 146. Viewed by M. Stone at the Georgia Department of Archives and History 1 May 1999 (Drawer 254, Roll 94, “First (Symons’) Regt. Inf., Reserves A-K”).
20. Application for retail liquor license granted to Sophia Demare for store at corner of Jefferson & Bay Streets, Savannah, 25 April 1864 (page 61). Witnesses: Charles Ehlers and Johann Helta[Helt? Welta?]. Georgia Dept. of History and Archives, Atlanta, GA: Chatham County, Georgia, City of Savannah Licenses & Bonds for Liquorselling 1861-1868, microfilmed, Drawer 116, 42, viewed by M. Stone 5 June 1999.
21. “We have received from Mrs. Sophia Demre, [sic] corner Bay and Jefferson streets, a sample of Lager Beer. The article is of excellent quality and a good tonic. Mr. H. H. Eden is agent in Savannah.” (Savannah) Daily Morning News, 10 September 1864, page 2, column 1. (Georgia Historical Society, Savannah Newspaper Digest, Savannah, GA, 15 Jan. 2000.)
22. Peter Demara [sic] household, 1870 U.S. census, Rockland County, New York, population schedule, Orangetown, Nyack post office, page 552 [page 3], dwelling 19, family 24, National Archives micropublication M593, Roll 1087 (Ancestry.com online census images, viewed 13 June 2002).
23. Richard Swartwout [sic] household, 1880 U.S. census, Rockland County, New York, population schedule, Clarkstown, 2nd district, page 31B, dwelling 294, family 331, National Archives micropublication T9, Roll 0924 (Ancestry.com online census images, viewed 13 June 2002).
24. Louis N. Sebrick household, 1880 U.S. census, Rockland County, New York, population schedule, Clarkstown, 2nd district, page 31B, dwelling 296, family 333, National Archives micropublication T9, Roll 924 (Ancestry.com online census images, viewed 13 June 2002).
25. George H. Wallace household, 1880 U.S. census, Rockland County, New York, population schedule, Orangetown/Nyack, enumeration district 53, supervisor’s district 4, page 189D [Nyack page 68?], dwelling 1, family 1, National Archives micropublication T9, Roll 924 (Ancestry.com online census images, viewed 13 June 2002).
A Present for Mr. Lincoln: The Story of Savannah from Secession to Sherman, by Alexander A. Lawrence, The Ogelthorpe Press, Inc., Savannah, 1997. (History.)
Savannah or A Gift for Mr. Lincoln, by John Jakes, Dutton, New York, 2004. (Historical fiction.)
The History of Rockland County by Frank Bertangue Green, M.D., A.S. Barnes and Co., NY, 1886 (Online at the Internet Archive)
"Chatham County," The New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?path=/CitiesCounties/Counties&id=h-2309 published 12/1/2003; viewed 25 January 2005.
"NASSAU." LoveToKnow 1911 edition Online Encyclopedia. © 2003, 2004 LoveToKnow. http://13.1911encyclopedia.org/N/NA/NASSAU.htm viewed 25 January 2005.
"Burgschwalbach," Rheinland-Pfalz: State-Owned Historical Monuments in Rhineland-Palatinate, http://www.caltim.com/rheinland/burgschwalbach_castle.htm viewed 24 January 2005.
"Our Ancestors, the Huguenots," The Huguenot Society of America, http://www.huguenotsocietyofamerica.org/history.html viewed 30 January 2005.
Deutsche Hugenotten-Gesellschaft e.V., http://www.hugenotten.de/, viewed 11 January 2005.
Homepage for Hannover, Germany, http://www.hannover.de/deutsch/index.htm viewed 25 January 2005.
"The German 1848 Revolution: A German Perspective," by Robert Shea, http://www.serve.com/shea/germusa/perspekt.htm viewed 25 January 2005.
"Savannah History" ("The Antebellum Era," and "Bouncing Back Again"), Savannah Online, http://www.savannah-online.com/communityhistory1.asp viewed 12 February 1999 (gone).
"The Salzburgers," http://www.rootsweb.com/~gagus/salzburgers.htm viewed 24 January 2005.
"John Wesley and Savannah" by Kathy W. Ross and Rosemary Stacy, http://www.sip.armstrong.edu/Methodism/wesley.html viewed 24 January 2005.
"Chatham County GaArchives History: Chronological History - 1850-1890, 1900;" file contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Joy Fisher, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/chatham/history/other/gms403chronolo.txt viewed 24 January 2005.
"The Fortresses of Savannah" by Jim Byous, http://www.sip.armstrong.edu/Forts/Essay.html viewed 26 May 2002.
"Timeline of the Civil War," compiled by Joanne Freeman with special debt to the Encyclopedia of American History by Richard B. Morris; Library of Congress American Memory Project, http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/tl1861.html viewed 24 January 2005.
"The History Place: A Nation Divided; The U.S. Civil War 1861-1864," http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/ viewed 24 January 2005.
Library of Congress Panoramic Photographs Collection, http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/collections/panoramic_photo/index.html, viewed 25 January 2005.
"Georgia Civil War Soldier Index, page 79, Dear thru Demsey, 49572-50209," compiled and formatted by Keith Giddeon, http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/military/civilwar/gsi/gsi079.txt viewed 28 January 2005.
"The Siege of Savannah in December, 1864, and the Confederate Operations in Georgia and the Third Military District of South Carolina during General Sherman's March from Atlanta to the Sea (Electronic Edition)," by Charles Colcock Jones, 1831-1893," Documenting the American South, http://docsouth.unc.edu/jonescharles/jones.html viewed 26 May 2002.
"The History of Demarest," homepage of the Borough of Demarest, New Jersey, http://www.demarestnj.net/downtown/about.shtml viewed 30 January 2005.
The Demarest Genealogical Society, http://www.demarests.com/index.html viewed 1 February 2005.
The Demarest House, Bergen Co., NJ, http://alpha.fdu.edu/~boyer/Demarest.html viewed 2 February 2005.
Regina Haring, Rootsweb.com's Dutch Colonies mailing list archive, 10 July 2000, (Subject: Demarest/Dumaresque), http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/Dutch-Colonies/2000-07/0963256982 viewed 2 February 2005.
["In 1820 there are said to have been 7000 Demarests, who were Huguenots, mostly in Bergen and Rockland counties." .... "Our common ancestor was David desMarets, born in 1620 at Beauchamps, near Amiens, in the district of Cambray, France. He was the son of Jean and Margrieta deHerville desMarets. They moved to Middleburg, on the island of Walcheren off the west coast of Holland (because of the religious persecution of Protestants), then to Germany and in 1651 were living within the German Palatinate at Mannheim. With a number of other French families from Mannheim they sailed down the Rhine, and after a short stay in Amsterdam came to New Netherlands on the ship Bontekoe (The Spotted Cow), skipper Jan Bergen, and the date April 16, 1663 may have been that of departure from Holland, or arrival in America. The passenger list includes David deMaire from Picardie, his wife and children." Bold added by M. Stone.]
Nyack, New York; ePodunk, http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=1320 viewed 25 January 2005.
"Living Here [Rockland County, NY]: History: A tale of Colonial struggle and constant evolution" by Nancy Cacioppo, The Journal News (Original publication: June 27, 2004), http://www.thejournalnews.com/LivingHere/rockland04/features/history.html viewed 24 January 2005.
Nyack Online, http://www.nyackny.com/ viewed 24 January 2005.
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