|Birth: ||Mar. 3, 1750|
New York, USA
New York, USA
Although the family name has been spelled WALROD by our branch since about the year 1800, there have been many variations of that spelling in the 232 years (1942) since Gerhard and Henrich Wallerath one of whom is now thought, after many years of thorough genealogical research to be our common ancestor, landed on our American shore in 1710.
Wallerath, Wallrath, Walrath, Wallratt, Walradt, Walrodt, Walraad and Walrod are some of these variations over the years. We never will know the reasons for all of these changes but it was a German name, pronounoed, "Vol-rodt" by German speaking people and a. gradual change to a more English pronunciation took place over the years. The census, too, taken periodically by English speaking people may have been partly responsible, giving the German name a more English spelling. It was during the lives of the sons and daughters of Nicholas Walrath born in 1750 that the change to Walrod took place in our branch of the family. Johannes Walrath, born in 1783, and baptized, as such, for instance, was John Walrod in later life.
In the Revolutionary War, 1775-1787, the following men served under Col. Jacob Klock in the Tryon County (N. Y.) militia: under the name Wallerath there were Adam, Hannes, Isaac, Jacob H. and Nicholas: under the name Walrath there were Heinrich, Isaac, Nicholas (from whom all but a very few of those shown in this record evidently are descended) Adolph, Henry, Friterich and Henrich. Under, the name Wallrath there are Jacob: and under the name Walrad there were Adolph, Gerhart, Jacob, John and Peter.
Nicholas was the eldest child of Jacob Wallrath (sic),1723, and Magdalena Fox. He served in the Revolutionary War in the 2nd Regt. under Col.Jacob Klock and was later granted a pension. His two sons,Abraham and Nicholas, married Redman women, one of which he lived with at the time of death.
Nicholas Walrath in the New York Pensioners, 1835:
Name: Nicholas Walrath
Annual Allowance: 36 00
Description of service: Army of the revolunteers
Ens. Nicholas Walrath in the New York, Genealogical
Name: Ens. Nicholas Walrath
Residence Date: 1776
Residence Place: Tryon, New York, United States
Comments: Second Regiment
Tryon County Militia -- Second Regiment:
Lieut. John Eignebroot; Lieut. John Finck; Lieut. William Fox; Lieut. Henyost Scholl; Ensign George Ecker; Ensign George Wagoner; Ensign Nicholas Walrath; Ensign Frederick Zimmerman
SOURCE- New York In The Revolution as Colony and State
by James A. Roberts, Comptroller
Compiled by Frederic G. Mather
Second Edition 1898
1813 New York Pension List: Letter from the secretary of war communicating a transcript of the pension list of the United States shewing the number of pensioners in the several districts. Also the amount allowed to each pensioner. June 1, 1813, Referred to the Committee of Claims:
#317 Walrath, Nicholas private $36 annually
I found no stone for him at Redman cemetery.
Which I visited the morning of the World Trade Center attacks, 11 Sept 2003.
The Walrod/Wallrath/Walrath name continued to evolve as the 18th century went on, originally Wallerath, most of the family that moved to the west ( Iowa, Nebraska, etc.) went by Walrod while most of the NY family went by Walrath. I will put Walrod in as a maiden name so he will be found by someone searching either spelling.
Items from "The History of Springfield" Sent in By Mrs. Douglas Walrath, to Mrs. Louis Walrath, No.21.
The early road ran from West Village north through Cedar Swamp and probably
over Pumpkin Hook. The road from Nicholas Walrath's past the Peter Genter's
(now Addison Van Alstine's place to the foot of Mud Lake much used in early times.
Jacob Walrath, born Stone Arabia 1723, in 1763 he bought Lot No. 49 in the
Waggoner patent. His son Nicholas was the first settler on the Gilchrist farm
before the war. His second son Adolph was living somewhere in Springfield, but
not located as people at that early date had a bad habit of neglecting to record their early deeds.
Heinrich Bradt and wife were here before the Revolution; their daughter Lea married John Walrod.
John Walrod (1783 - 1856)*
Abraham Walrod (1789 - 1863)*
Nicholas Walrod (1792 - 1852)*
New York, USA
Created by: Kent Gebhard
Record added: Dec 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45239648
my 6th great grandfather|
Diane King Curley
Added: Oct. 22, 2014
Heaven Peace & Rest 5th GG.|
Added: Jun. 27, 2013
Nicholas was my 5th great-grandfather, his son Johannes (my 4rd gt.grandfather)and his wife Leah Bradt removed to Iowa Terr. in 1839 and were later buried in a family farm graveyard that has been obliterated long ago.|
Added: Nov. 27, 2012