|Posted By:||adrian brisee|
|Subject:||Walter Freer Bible-ulster county, NY|
|Post Date:||November 16, 2002 at 15:27:18|
|Forum:||Freer Family Genealogy Forum|
i own the Walter Freer Bible. i purchased it inulster county NY, a few years back. it was published by American Bible Society, 1883. the front is inscribed:
Walter Freer's Bible--Methodist Free church Sabbath School, Binne-Water, Ulster Co., N.Y. april 8, 1884.iside are the following inscriptions:
Walter Freer to Sarah A. Robinson Oct 25th, 1891.
Jacob B. Freer to Hazel V. Reed dec 24th, 1912.
Ulrica T(?). Freer, daughter of Mr & Mrs Jacob B. Freer married to Harold Boveauis aug 27th, 1933.
Lugarda A. Freer daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob B. Freer married to alexander Maines aug 15, 1935.
Walter Freer born Oct 27th, 1869.
Hi wife Sarah Agnes Robinson born april 26th, 1872.
his son Jacob b. Freer born sept 7th, 1893.
Hazel V. Reed, his wife was born may 13th, 1894.
Ulrica T. Freer was born oct 5th, 1913.
Lugarda A. Freer was born aug 15th, 1916.
Zona G Freer was born july 5th, 1923.
A son born'd to Mr & Mrs Harold Beauvais at Charleston, Virginia onSeptember 15th, 1934.
a son born'd to Mr & Mrs alexander Maines on Oct 30th, 1935.
Sarah Agnes Robinson Freer died feb 28th, 1937.
Burnett Freer died feb 1st, 1925.
Rebecca Ann Freer died april 14th, 1917.
Elijah Freer died Dec 19, 1918.
Walter V. R. Freer died on Friday Sept 25, 1936 8:05am,
owner and caretaker of this Bible.
on the back page is written:
Mrs Geo Watlon was born july 23, 1871.
also inside the Bible is a death notice:
Freer-at Binnewater, NY, monday, february 28, 1927, Sarah Agnes, wife of Walter Freer. funeral from her late residence thursday at 9:30 and St. Peter's Church, Rosendale, at 10 O'Clock, where a requiem mass will be offered for the repose of her soul. relatives and friends are invited. Interment in the family plot in Bloomington Cemetery.
a hand written note:
Mr Jacobson committed suerside (suicide) by jumping from a scye scraper building in NYC in the month of Jan 1936.
Barnet Freer of fourth Binnewater died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Edwin Booth of 82 academy street, Poughkeepsie, on February 1. He would have been 87 years old on February 6, had he lived until then, and was the oldest resident of Fourth Binnewater, which has been his home for years. Mr. Freer was known to everyone as "grampa Freer" and all will mourn his loss. always living a good christian life he was superintendent of the sunday school up until his death. he fought in the civil War, in many battles which are studied about in school today. and was wounded at the close of the war, mustered out with good record. after the war he was employed by the Newark Lime and Cement company, at Whiteport as Teamster, where asusual he made many friends. there he was known as "pony Freer", a name which will be remembered by all that worked with him and many who knew himby that name. His wife, Rebecca Freer, died on april 28, 1917. at that time his children were all married and his grandddaughter kept house for him, until she was married in 1918, when he left home to live with his daughter, Mrs. George Walton, who lived in the next house, wher he could go back and forth whenever he wished. oftenhe would invite someone and go "up home" as he would say, and he would prepare dinner and spend th daywith plenty of fun. his flower garden was perfect and will not be forgotten bu anyone who ever saw it. The last few years he found this too tiresome, so he made his home with his two daughters, Mrs. Walton and Mrs. Booth. as superintendent of sunday school he was always willing to do his part whenever he was able to attend. on august 14, he was going to kingston to shop, and fell back of Van wagermanns store sustaining a fractured hip. he recovered nicely and was walking around using his crutch as a cane. when cold weather came, he went to poughkeepsie where he stayed with Mrs. Booth until his death on sunday morning. it came as a great shock to many of fiends and relatives. funeral services were held fromthe home of his daughter, mrs. Booth, conducted by the Rev. cheeseborough of the Heading Methodist churh on February 4 at 10:30, with interment in Old Hurley Cemetery. pall bearers were Harry Freer, Rufus Freer, Cornelius Chambers, Charles Palmetier, Floyd Deitz and Fred Booth. all grandsons. the floral tributes were many and beautiful. he leaves to mourn his loss, two daughters, Mrs. George Walton and Mrs Edwin Booth, two sons, Walter and Myron of Binnewater, five grandsons, Robert Freer of Lamont, Rufus Freer of Mount Marion, Fred Booth of Poughkeepsie, Harry Freer and Jacob Freer of Binnewater, five granddaughters, Mrs Floyd Dietz of Binnewater, Mrs. Cornelius Chambers and
Mrs. George Joy of Kingston, Mrs Dory Pine and Mrs. Charles Palmetier of poughkeepsie. Great grandchildren, Oral, Mary, and Lela Dietz, Ulrica, Lugarda and Zona Freer, Arthur Freer of Binnewater, Ruth Freer of lamontville, Samuel Freer of Mt. Marion, Clifford and Howard Pine, Lois Palmetier of Poughkeepsie, besides a big host of friends who will mourn his loss. military services were conducted at the American Legion Post of Poughkeepsie.
i hope this helps someone.