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Lot no. 42 Westwood Road

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Lot no. 42 south side of Westwood Road


1880 Map, Lots 48 & 42

The John Meyer Farm

  • Sep 1844 Heinrich Miller & John Meyer purchased 65 acres.
  • Apr 1855 Heinrich Miller sold his half (32.5 ac.) to George Reiner
  • Apr 1872 John Meyer purchased George Reiner's parcel. John Meyer then owned 65 acres.
From the census, families of the owners
  • Henry Miller, 1850 census: Henry Miller (age 43, born in FR), Charlotte Miller, wife (42, FR), Charlotte (17, FR), Christiana (13, FR), Henry (11, FR), John (9, FR), Caroline (7, FR), Lanna (4, NY), Peter (0, NY).
  • George Reiner, 1855 census: Barnhart Ryner (30), Margretta Ryner (27), Mary Ryner (3), Geo Ryner (1).
  • George Reiner, 1860 census: B Rhynard (age 36, born in DE), M Rhynard (33, DE), Andrew Rhynard (5, NY), Geo Rhynard (3, NY), Anna Rhynard (1, NY).
  • George Reiner, 1865 census: Barnhart Gaines (41), Margarett Gaines, wife (38), Andrew Gaines (1 [should be 10]), George Raines (8), Anna Raines (6), Frederick Raines (4), Charles Raines (0).
  • George Reiner, 1870 census: Barnhardt Reiner (46, born in Baden), Margaret Reiner (43, Baden), Anna Reiner (11, NY), Frederick Reiner (9, NY), Charles Reiner (5, NY), Philip Reiner (3, NY), Andrew Reiner (14, NY).
  • George Reiner, 1875 census: Barnhart Reiner (51), Margarett Reiner (48), Andrew Reiner (20), George Reiner (18), Annie Reiner (16), Fred K Reiner (14). This family is living at a new farm. Same lot, but on Kieffer Road.
  • George Reiner, 1880 census: Barnhart Reiner (56), Margrett Reiner, wife (53), Anna Reiner (21), Charley Reiner (15), Philip Reiner (13), Matilda Reiner (7).
  • John Meyer, 1850 census: John Myers (age 40, born in FR), Margeret Myers, wife (35, FR), Margeret (2, NY), Philip (0, NY).
  • John Meyer, 1860 census: John Myer (age 51, born in FR), Margaret Myer, wife (47, FR), Margaret (13, NY), Phillip (11, NY), Kate (9, NY).
  • John Meyer, 1865 census: John Myers (55), Margarett Myers, wife (52), Margarett Myers (17), Philip Myers (15), Catherine Myers (13).
  • John Meyer, 1870 census: John Myer (age 60, born in FR), Philip Myer (20, NY), Kate Myer (18, NY),
  • John Meyer, 1875 census: John Myer (65), Margarett Myer, daughter (26), Philip Myer (24), Catherine Myer (22).

The Louis Schwartz Farm (75 acres) & Henry Nuwer's 25 acres

North part, 50 acres
  • Jan 1839 Owen Curtis purchased the northern 50 acres from Farmers Land and Trust.
  • Feb 1848 Owen Curtis sold the parcel to Peter Bachman, Sr.
  • Aug 1865 Peter Backman, Sr transferred the parcel to his son Peter Backman, Jr
  • Sep 1873 Louis Schwartz bought the parcel from Peter Bachman, Jr at a bankruptcy auction. Louis Schwartz did not live on this farm. His house and other farmland were in Looneyville.
Families
  • Peter Backman, 1850 census: Peter Pockman (age 41, born in FR), Mary Pockman, wife (41, FR), Meripa (17, FR), Peter (15, FR), John (13, FR), Elizabeth (10, FR), Lana (8, FR), George (5, FR), Mary (3, NY).
  • Peter Backman, 1860 census: Peter Baehman (age 52, born in FR), A M Baehman, wife (52, FR), Adam (23, FR), Lana (17, FR), Geo (14, FR), Mary (12, NY), John (9, NY), Kate (6, NY).
  • Peter Backman, 1865 census: Peter Bachman (57), Mary Bachman, wife (57), Peter Bachman, Jr. (30), Leana Bachman (21), George Bachman (19), Mary Bachman (15), John Bachman (13), Catherine Bachman (10).
  • Peter Backman, Jr., 1870 census: Peter Balkman (age 33, born in FR), Caroline Balkman (20, Baden), Rosa Balkman (3, NY), Mary Balkman (1, NY), Caroline Balkman (0, NY), A Mary Balkman, mother (62, FR).
  • Anna Mary Bachman, 1875 census: Anna M Bachman, Mother (67), Catherine Bachman, Daughter (20). Peter Backman, Jr., son, died between 1870 and 1875. His widow married Mathias Walter.
South part, 50 acres
  • Oct 1843 Jacob LeRoy, a representative of Farmers Land and Trust, received ownership of the southern 50 acres. This parcel was part of a 9,000 acre deed, and the total deed may have been payment for Jacob LeRoy's services as a sales agent. Jacob LeRoy was a speculator.
  • Dec 1843 Jacob LeRoy sold the southern 50 acre parcel to Horatio Seymour, another speculator.
  • Aug 1845 Articles of Agreement between Horatio Seymour and Joseph Loewenguth. It was something like a "rent-to-own" agreement. (Joseph Loewenguth owned another 50 acres in the adjoining Lot # 36.)
  • Mar 1867 Joseph Loewenguth the southern 50 acre parcel to the brothers George and Andrew Heckel. The adjoining 50 acre parcel in Lot 36 was also sold to the Heckel's. The Heckel brothers were the sons of a farmer on the north side of the road.
  • Apr 1871 George and Andrew Heckel sold the southern 25 acres to Peter Bachman, Jr. Backman then owned the northern 50 acres and the southern 25 acres. The Heckel brothers still owned the middle 25 acres. Louis Schwartz became the owner of the southern 25 acres when he bought Backman's bankruptcy deed.
  • March 1878 George and Andrew Heckel sold their remaining 25 acres in this lot to Henry Nuwer. This sale included 50 acres in the adjoining lot number 36.

Farmhouses in Lot 42 located on the Kieffer Road in the southern portions of the lot.

Frederick Kieffer and Bernhardt Reiner farms

  • Dec 1838 William Munro purchased 100 acres from the Farmers Loan & Trust Company.
  • May 1850 William Munro sold the farm to John Kieffer.
  • May 1866 John Kieffer conveyed the farm to his son Frederick Kieffer.
  • Apr 1872 Frederick Kieffer sold 50 acres on the west side of the farm to Bernhardt Reiner.
  • Apr 1893 Bernhardt Reiner conveyed the farm to his son Philip Reiner.

Frederick Parks farm, 100 acres

  • Jan 1838 Daniel Chandler, a speculator, purchased the 100-acre parcel from the Holland Land Company.
  • Mar 1838 Walter M. Seymour, a speculator, sold the parcel to Alvin P Thatcher.
  • Sep 1840 Alvin P. Thatcher sold to John D. Norton.
  • Mar 1843 John D. Norton to John A. McCotter.
  • Apr 1843 Frederick Parks purchased the farm from John A. McCotter.

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