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Wilhelm Dinehart

Male 1735 - 1816  (81 years)


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  • Name Wilhelm Dinehart 
    Born 1735  Heidelberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 14 March 1816  Claverack, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Wilhelm, or William, Deinhardt, sometimes spelled Deynhard, Deynhart, etc. (Start with ‘D’, add some combination of ‘e’, ‘i’, and ‘y’, then an ‘n’, another ‘e’ if you like, usually an ‘h’ next, another opional ‘e’, an ‘ar’, and finish off with a ‘d’ or a ‘t’ or both. Census takers couldn’t abide by these stringent rules and used their imagination instead.) By 1800 the spelling Dinehart was becoming common, institued, no doubt, because of the uniform English spelling for censuses and legal documents.

      William’s surname was NOT Finehout, and he was not the son of Peter Finehout and Rebecca Ostrander.

      There’s an interesting paragraph in the section about Copake in the History of Columbia County, New York, author Franklin Ellis, published in 1878 by Everts & Ensign, Philadelphia. Being written 125 years after the fact, the story may be slightly embellished. From page 388:
      In the spring of 1753 the captain of a Dutch vessel advertised that his vessel would make an excursion on Whit-sunday. Among those enticed to take the trip were Peter Rhoda, Peter Swart, Abraham Decker, Jacob Haner, and William Dinehart. The latter was from near Heidelberg, in Baden, Germany. The excursion was taken according to promise, and a grand feast was spread for the delectation of the excursionists, after partaking of which, dancing and music whiled away the time. Liquors were furnished in great abundance, and the merry company soon became oblivious to all external surroundings. When they began to get sober they awoke to the realization of the feet that they were bound to take a longer “excursion” than they had bargained for. The captain told them they were bound for New York, and at that port they were landed in the fall, after a long passage. Not being able to pay their passage, the captain, according to the laws and customs of the time, apprenticed them to the highest bidder for a length of time sufficient to pay his claim. The men were all apprenticed to Livingston and brought to the furnace at Ancram, where they served the term of their apprenticeship, four and one-half years, to pay seven pounds passage-money. At the expiration of their term of service Livingston offered them the choice of any unoccupied farm on the manor which they might select, and which he promised to lease to them upon favorable terms. They all accepted his offer. Jacob Haner selected a farm in Taghkanick. Wm. Dinehart chose a farm on the north shore of Copake lake, west of the outlet. He married, and reared a family of ten children, six of them boys. His grandson, Killian A. Smith [son of Adam and Gertruy (Dinehart) Smith], lives in Taghkanic, near the place once owned by Dinehart. One of Dinehart's sons, William, Jr., settled in the west part of Copake, and his only son, John W. Dinehart, is now living [in 1878] at West Copake. A daughter, Mrs. Hannah Link, is also living in Copake.

      The Leading Citizens of Columbia County; a Biographical Review. The Biographical Review Publishing Company. Boston, 1894, page 55, has a section on Delbert Dinehart, a great-grandson of William. Describing William it says,
      “His great-grandfather, William Dinehart, who was born in Germany, came to this country many years ago, and settled in the town of Ancram, Columbia County, where he lived to a good old age. He [the great-grandson] reared one son and five daughters, all of whom are deceased. He was a large, robust, strong man, and at his death left a considerable property, a part of his estate being a well-stocked farm in the town of Copake.”
    Person ID I20620  Schirado
    Last Modified 2 June 2015 

    Father Wilhelm Deinhard,   d. 21 August 1736, Grossgartach, Wuertemburg Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Maria Anna Francisca Wille 
    Married 11 November 1721  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F22542  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Anna Althauser,   b. about 1744, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 November 1760  Reformed Dutch Church of Albany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Willem Deinhart & Anna Althuize, living at Half Moon
    Children 
    +1. Francisca Dinehart,   b. 2 January 1764, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1830  (Age > 67 years)
    +2. Catherina Dinehart,   b. 1765, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Anna Dinehart,   b. about 1767, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. William C. Dinehart,   b. about 6 July 1767, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 October 1838, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
    +5. Magdalena Dinehart,   b. about 1769, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Eva Dinehart,   b. 18 July 1771, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Elisabeth Dinehart,   b. about 1773, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Peter J. Dinehart,   b. about 1775, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 February 1844, Potter, Yates County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
    +9. Charity Dinehart,   b. about 13 April 1776, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 February 1854, Copake, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +10. Jeremiah Dinehart,   b. 24 May 1779, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 December 1826, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +11. Christopher Dinehart,   b. 27 January 1781, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1870  (Age > 90 years)
     12. Johannes Dinehart,   b. about 1783, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    +13. Dieterich Dinehart,   b. 14 May 1785, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1860, Tioga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)
    +14. Christian Dinehart,   b. 26 June 1787, Churchtown, Columbia County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847  (Age 59 years)
    Family ID F15604  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S384] Dinehart Families originating in Columbia Co., New York, J. H. Dinehart.

    2. [S185] Ancestors of William Holling & Patricia Bruce, Pat Holling.

    3. [S181] Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York, 1683-1809s.


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