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John (Johannes) Pickard
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Birth: May 28, 1760
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 1827
Chautauqua County
New York, USA

Soldier of the Revolution
Pickard, John (Johannes). b. May 28, 1760 Big Flats, Herkimer County, NY. d. Aug. 30, 1827 Town of Ellery. Age 67/3/2. s/o James (Jacobus) & Gertrude (Hartman) Pickard "Bickert" md. Jan. 6, 1784 German Flats, Herkimer County, NY, reformed Dutch Church - Magdelena "Margaret" Maria Gerlock. Veteran of Revolutionary Wr. Enlisted 1779 near Johnstown, NY. Served in the Continental army under Capt. Kock, Ruff and House and in Col. Jacob Klock's Regt. NY State Militia. Was captured by Indians and held prisoner for two years on the Mohawk, near Little Falls, and kept a prisoner about 2 years. He became a resident of Chautauqua County in 1816.John Pickard was a descendant of German Palatines who had fled to Holland because of religious persecution, thence to England and finally to the British colony of New York during Queen Anne's reign. By the time the family had settled in the Mohawk Valley the family name had changed from the original Bikkert to Pickert in England and to Pickert or Pickard in America. Chautauqua County, John Pickard enlisted at Johnstown, Herkimer County, NY in 1779 in the 2nd Regiment, Tryon County, NY Militia, Col. Jacob Klock, commander. He served as a private in companies commanded by Captains Rudolph Koch, Johannes Russ and Christian House. Two years of the time spent as a soldier - until Dec. 1782 - were spent as a prisoner of war in Canada. He had been taken prisoner in fighting in the Mohawk Valley by Indians in league with the British and American Tories and held captive at Montreal. A young brother, Conrad, in later years a resident of Amherst, Erie County, NY in an affidavit signed May 8, 1852 before a justice of the peace in Niagara County, NY, stated that "he well remembers his brother, John, singing the Indian songs and saw him dance their war-dances he learned while held captive by the Indians". This same brother, Conrad and the father of John Pickard served as enlisted men in the 2nd Tryon County regiment. John Pickard's brother, Nicholas, served in the Tryon County Regiment commanded by Col. Samuel Campbell. five cousins, one of whom bore the name of John and served as Quartermaster of the regiment, were in the ranks of the Tryon County Regiment. John Pickard and his wife, seven children and his father, moved from Herkimer County to Cazenova, Madison County, NY about 1796. Twenty years later, in March 1816, John Pickard and his family arrived in the Town of Ellery, Chautauqua County, NY.
( Data from Loraine Smith Ellery Historian)

Family links: 
  Jacobus Pickard (1730 - 1796)
  Gertrude Windecker Pickard (1735 - ____)
  Magdelena Maria Garlock Pickard (1767 - 1851)
  Charity Pickard Stom (1789 - 1845)*
  Peter Pickard (1791 - 1872)*
  James Pickard (1792 - 1847)*
  Adam Pickard (1793 - 1863)*
  Abraham Pickard (1810 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Red Bird Cemetery
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Andrew Martin Kolstee
Originally Created by: Dolores Davidson
Record added: Dec 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23442929
John (Johannes) Pickard
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