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Jeremiah "Jerry" Hempstead, Sr
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Birth: Jan., 1842
County Cork, Ireland
Death: May 25, 1905
Mohawk
Herkimer County
New York, USA

Father: [Unknown first name] Hempstead, born in Ireland
Mother: Bridget [Unknown maiden name], born in Ireland

Jeremiah lived in Mohawk 50 years.

1860 U.S. Census, Town Of German Flatts, Mohawk Village, Herkimer Co., NY:
Jeremiah Hamstead, 24 yrs, b. ca 1836 Ireland
Catharine Hamstead, 30 yrs, b. ca 1830 Ireland

Note that their surname is misspelled.

1865 NY State Census for German Flats (1st Election Dist), Herkimer Co., NY: (Image 12 out of 54) 16 June:
Jeremiah Hempstead, 34 yrs, b. 1831 Ireland
Catharine Hempstead, 36 yrs, b. 1829 Ireland
John Hempstead, 6 yrs, b. 1859 Herkimer, NY
Mary Hempstead, 1 yr 9mos, b. 1863 Herkimer, NY (adopted)

Jeremiah is not working. He is a naturalized citizen, she is an "alien". This is a first marriage for both.


1870 U.S. Census for German Flats, Herkimer, New York:
Jeremiah (Jerry) immigrated from Ireland to US in 1855. His parents were born in Ireland. Married 30 yrs. (1870)

1875 NY State Census for Mohawk Village, German Flats, Herkimer Co., New York:
Jeremiah Hamsted M 40 yrs, b. 1835; laborer
wife Katharine Hamsted F 40 yrs, b. 1835
son John Hamsted M 17 yrs, b. 1858 Herkimer Co., NY
adopted Mary Hamsted F 11 yrs, b. 1864 Oneida, NY

Jeremiah works in Ilion. Next door to the Hempsteads are Christina Gundy (30 yrs, b. 1845 Switzerland) and her son Joseph (no age or birth place given). She works as a "washerwoman". It is noted that she is "separated".


1880 U.S. Census for German Flats, Herkimer, New York:
Cristine Gundy F 40 Germany
son Joseph F. Gundy M 12 New York
son George H. Gundy M 5 New York
son William Gundy M 3 New York
son Jeremiah Gundy M 1 New York
other Jerry Hemstead M 46 Ireland; laborer

The Gundy household was right next door to the Hempstead home. Christine is listed as "married". Her parents were both b. in Germany. It is believed that George, William & Jeremiah were actually the Hempstead children. It is not known what happened to Jerry's wife Kate at this time. Jerry's parents were born in Ireland.


1892 NY State Census for German Flats, Herkimer Co. (16 Feb):
Jerry Hempstead, 60 yrs, b. 1832 Ireland--laborer
(Mrs.) Kate Hempstead, 70 yrs, b. 1822 Ireland
George Hempstead, 17 yrs, b. 1875, USA
William Hempstead, 14 yrs, b. 1878, USA
Jay Hempstead, 12 yrs, b. 1880, USA
Edna Hempstead, 5 yrs, b. 1887, USA

"Jay" is Jeremiah, Jr. Note that Jerry and Kate's ages change from census to census.

Also noted in the 1892 census is that Mrs. Cristina Gundy (50 yrs, b. Germany) and her son, Joseph Gundy (23 yrs, b. U.S.) are living next door to the Hempsteads.

1900 U.S. Census for German Flats Twnsp, Mohawk village, Herkimer Co., New York:
Jerry Hempstead, 60 yrs, b. Jan. 1840 Ireland
Cristina Hempstead, 51 yrs, b. April 1849 Germany
Willie Hempstead, 22 yrs, b. Dec. 1877, Herkimer, NY; carder at woolen mill
Jay Hempstead, 20 yrs., b. Aug. 1879, Herkimer, NY; carder at woolen mill
Edna Hempstead, 13 yrs, b. Oct. 1886, Herkimer, NY

It is not known what happened to Kate Hempstead. She's disappeared from the records.

On the 23 Nov. 1910 marriage record for Edna when she married Charles B. Reynolds, her mother is listed as Christina John. Since a marriage record has not been found for Jeremiah and Christina, and since Kate is shown on the 1892 census with Jeremiah, it is assumed that Christina was Edna's stepmother.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Christina John[s] Hempstead (1850 - 1905)
 
 Children:
  George F. Hempstead (1877 - 1930)*
  William H. Hempstead (1877 - 1956)*
  Jeremiah Hempstead (1879 - ____)*
  Edna Catherine Hempstead Reynolds (1886 - 1975)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Husband of Christina.
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Herkimer
Herkimer County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: J.D. Larimore
Originally Created by: D. O.
Record added: Jan 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24033107
Jeremiah Jerry Hempstead, Sr
Added by: Melissa Wohler
 
Jeremiah Jerry Hempstead, Sr
Added by: Melissa Wohler
 
Jeremiah Jerry Hempstead, Sr
Added by: J.D. Larimore
 
 
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