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Joseph Freese
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Birth: Nov. 27, 1808
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1893
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA

Joseph was born in Creagerstown District, Frederick County, Maryland, on November 27, 1808, the son of John & Anna Maria Schrupp Freeze/Freese, who migrated to Coshocton County, Ohio, from Frederick County, Maryland. His grandparents were Michael and Catharina Nied, who settled in Frederick County, Maryland, from eastern Pennsylvania around the time of the American Revolution. Joseph married on January 27, 1835, to Anna Maria Weatherwax, in Coshocton County, Ohio. They were the parents of 10 children, three of whom died in childhood (Ora Josephine, William Lawrence and Lydia Ann). Those reaching adulthood were: Andrew John, Albert Josephus, William Lawrence, Mary Elizabeth, Martha Jane, Nancy Permelia and Lorenzo Whiteman Freese. Joseph passed away February 28, 1893, in Bedford Township, Coshocton County, and was buried on March 2 in Mohawk Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Coshocton County, Ohio.

Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958:

Groom's Name: Joseph Freeze
Bride's Name: Anna Maria Weatherwax
Marriage Date: 27 Jan 1835
Marriage Place: Coshocton Co., Ohio
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01738-4
System Origin: Ohio-EASy
Source Film Number: 895286
Reference Number: Page 78 Line 332

From the Coshocton Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, reprinted by them in 2003 from a 1981 publication by the Ohio Daughters of the Colonial Dames XVIII Century, entitled "Bible Records from Ohio Daughters."[sent to me by Lucy Katz]:

(All the births were shown as Bedford Township, Coshocton County, Ohio.)
Andrew John Freese, b. 22 Feb 1836
Albert Josephus Freese, b. 25 Mar 1838
Ora Josephine Freese, 28 Jul 1841
William Lawrence Freese, 7 Jan 1844
William Paroreme Freese, 30 Jul 1845 (since William Lawrence d. 13 Oct 1844, I believe this child was named for him, as was often the custom, and that the middle name was obviously misread when being transcribed and should be Lawrence also -- as confirmed by the census records,newspaper articles, the History of Coshocton County, etc.)
Lydda Ann Freese, b. 27 Apr 1849
Mary Elizabeth Freese, b. 10 May (no year shown)
Martha Jane Freese, b. 27 March 1853
Nancy Permelia Freese, b. 6 Jul 1857
Lorenzo Whiteman Freese, b. 22 Nov 1859

Lydda Ann Freese, 20 Sep 1851, aged 2 yrs, 4 months and 20 days
Ora Josephine Freese, d. 7 Oct 1844, aged 3 years, 2 months and 9 days
William Lawrence Freese, d 13 Oct 1844, aged 9 months and 6 days

The following article was found in the Progressive Act newspaper in Coshocton County, Ohio, November 4, 1857 by Jean Bengston re. Petition to Sell Land:

"Joseph Freese, Guardian of Samuel Duncan and Mary E. Duncan, Minors,&c, vs Samuel Duncan and Mary E. Duncan, minor heirs to Matthew Duncan, dec'd. In the Probate Court of Coshocton County, Ohio. The said Samuel Duncan and Mary E. Duncan, minor heirs to Matthew Duncan, dec'd. are hereby notified that on the 21st day of October, AD 1857, said Joseph Freese, Guardian, &c., filed his petition in the Probate Court of Coshocton county, Ohio, the object and prayer of which petition is to obtain an order, on the 25th day of November, AD 1857 for the sale of the following premises belonging to said wards, situate in the County of Coshocton, in the State of Ohio, and described as being one equal undivided third part of the south half of the south west quarter of section five in township five of range eight, United States Military lands, containing one hundred and three acres, more or less. JOSEPH FREESE Guardian, &c. Oct. 28 34w end of item."

From the Coshocton Age of Saturday, November 14, 1885:

"MR. JOSEPH FREESE, of Bedford Township, this week had planted in the Public Square, Coshocton, a mountain ash tree as a memorial of himself and family. The tree from which the sprout was taken was brought from York State twenty-five years ago by Andrew Weatherwax. Other old settlers would do well to follow the example of Mr. Freese."

From the Democratic Standard of Friday Morning, March 3, 1893:

"Mrs. J. Weatherwax, of Coshocton, was called to the bedside of her father, Joseph Freese, of Mohawk Village, who is dangerously ill. ---Warsaw Clipper."

Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997:

Name: Joseph Freese
Gender: Male
Death Date: 28 Feb 1893
Death Place: Bedford Tp. Coshocton, Ohio
Age: 85
Birth Date: 1808
Birthplace: Frederic, Md.
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B07311-9
System Origin: Ohio-EASy
Source Film Number: 895284
Reference Number: v 2 p 1

Obituary for Joseph Freese from the Coshocton Democrat of Tuesday, March 7, 1893:

"Joseph Freese, Esq., a well-known farmer of Bedford township, died last Wednesday, aged 84 years, and 3 months. He has been almost helpless for most of the last two years, being disabled by paralysis. The remains were interred Thursday, at Mohawk Valley, Rev. Bell officiating."
Family links: 
  John Freese (1772 - 1837)
  Anna Maria Schrupp Freese (1776 - 1843)
  Anna Maria Weatherwax Freese (1815 - 1892)*
  Andrew John Freese (1836 - 1892)*
  Albert Josephus Freese (1838 - 1870)*
  Ora Josephine Freese (1841 - 1844)*
  William Lawrence Freese (1844 - 1844)*
  William Lawrence Freese (1845 - 1918)*
  Lydia Ann Freese (1849 - 1851)*
  Martha Jane Freese Weatherwax (1853 - 1942)*
  Nancy Permelia Freese Graham (1857 - 1941)*
  Sophia Freese Arthur (1797 - 1857)*
  Anna Mary Freese Frederick (1798 - 1850)*
  John Henry Freese (1800 - 1821)*
  Elizabeth Freese (1802 - 1803)*
  Eleanora Freese (1804 - 1812)*
  John Freese (1806 - 1879)*
  Joseph Freese (1808 - 1893)
  William Freese (1813 - 1878)*
*Calculated relationship
Mohawk Methodist Church Cemetery
Mohawk Village
Coshocton County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Jul 09, 2012
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