Signature from 1790s land petition,UE (c1750)

...from Joan Magee's, Loyalist Mosaic:
The name Dittrick was spelled in many ways, such as Dedrick, Tedrick, Fredrick, Frederick. All were variations of the original name, Dietrich, still a common surname and Christian name in German-speaking areas of Europe. The Dietrichs, like other Palatines, were victims of war that devastated their farmlands along the banks of the Rhine River or in the nearby countryside, an area known as the Lower Palatinate, or Pfalz. The Palatinate suffered cruelly at the hands of Louis XIV's army, when in 1709 the French King decided to make the area useless for his enemies, and to punish the inhabitants for giving shelter to Protestant refugees from his neighbouring French provinces, such as Alsace. When Louis' army overran the Rhine Valley of the Palatinate, between ten and fifteen thousand people fled to Rotterdam and crossed the Channel as refugees, on the invitation of Queen Anne.
From there they emigrated to Ireland and North America.

Conrad is reported to have been one of five brothers, the others being Lodowick and Barnet (both with the King's Royal Regiment of New York) and John and Peter (of the King's Orange Regiment), who all came to Canada as Loyalists, although Peter's Will, in which he appoints "my trusty friends John Roblin, Coonrad Frederick..." as executors would tend to cast doubt on the belief.

...from 7th Town/Ameliasburgh Township (p. 667):
Conrad Frederick, UE married Elizabeth Rush, daughter of Martin Rush, UE...
The Archives has a land petition for "Elizabeth (Rush) Frederick".

...from the 1789 Old United Empire Loyalists List - Appendix B (p. 178):
Frederick, Conrod. M District. Joined the army at New York in 1777; was taken prisoner when recruiting for Colonel Buskirk's corps. A sergt. Jersey Vols. --200 acres. Came in 1788. Has a son, Martin.

...from The Central Canadians 1600-1900 (p. 983):
Frederick, Conrod (UEL), living in 1777.
This would suggest that, contrary to his claim that he remained a prisoner until the end of the War, that he left the States soon after hostilities began. His actual involvement in the Revolution has yet to be proven, as his claim of 'joining the Royal Armie' is too vague to mean anything although it was often used. He could have gone to where the army was and tagged along. He hasn't appeared on any muster rolls, but there are none prior to November 1777. As happened with other Loyalists, he could have been on and off without our knowing it. An indication that he was being truthful about his military service is found in an 1812 UCLP entry [C-1895:F10/45] in which he certifies that 'John Frederick of the Township of Thurlow did not join the Royal Standard during the Revolutionary War in America.' It would seem reasonable that Conrad wouldn't rat on his presumed brother if John could claim the same about him!

...in Esther Wright's, Loyalists of New Brunswick (p. 284), is the sparse information:
Frederick Conrad - Fredericton
While no dates are given, family tradition is that he was one of those who left NYC in 1783. I been unable to find any evidence of this in the index of the Carleton Papers and the above material would cast doubt on the claim.

...from Mika's, UEL Pioneers of Upper Canada:
...in 1789, Thurlow received a group of 50 Loyalists from Prince Edward County. Among these arrivals who settled some distance back from the area of Foxboro were John and Conrad Frederick.

...from Historic Hastings:
Although a few land grants were made in 1788, no new settlers seemed to have arrived until 1789. Then perhaps fifty persons, many of them from Prince Edward County, moved up the Moira River to form a compact settlement near Foxboro. These arrivals included John Taylor, William Reed (and four grown sons), Solomon Hazelton, Archibald McKenzie, Zedric Thrasher, Richard Smith, John and Conrad Frederick, and Stephen and Laurence Badgley. Their coming coincided with the "Hungry Year". For some time the Reeds were kept alive by a cow, basswood leaves, and other greens.

In 1790, he is mentioned as having an account at William Bells' store in now-gone Rhinebeck, situated between present-day Trenton and Belleville. In the account book, he is referred to as "Colquhoun (Coon) Frederick". In 1791, he purchased a barrel of whiskey, as "Coonron", from Samuel Sherwood's store.

In 1796, Conrad was reported to be an assessor in Thurlow Township.

He was given a Crown patent for lot 3 and the west half of lot 4, con. 4 in Thurlow Township on 06 Mar 1798. There was no further entry for the latter in the abstract files.

...from pages 2-3 of the 04 Oct 1798 issue of The Upper Canada Gazette:
Secretary's Office
York, September 28th, 1798.
List of the Names of Persons who have grants in the Secretary's Office, in addition to those heretofore advertised, ready to be issued.
Names, Acres, Township.
Conrad Fredericks 100 Thurlow
...and further down page 3...
Sam. Duree & Conradt Fredericks 200 Thurlow

On 18 Mar 1803, he was given the Crown patent to Con. 2, Lot 2 in Thurlow Township. It was sold by his grandson, Martin Frederick Jr., on 06 Sep 1853 to William Gilbert.
In the Assessment Of The Township Of Hallowell for the year 1808, commencing the 7th March, 1808, and ending the 6th March, 1809, Conrad is shown with 391 acres of cultivated land and 18 uncultivated.
On 06 Oct 1810, he bought 114 acres of Con. 2, Lot 7 in Hamilton Township from his father-in-law, Martin Rush, Sr. A check of the census/ assessment rolls for 1804-1848 indicates that neither Conrad nor Martin Rush ever lived on the property. On 09 Jun 1834, his son, Martin Sr. of Murray Township, as heir, sold the 114 acres to the Meyers of Murray Township.
In 1803, Philip Zwick acquired the Crown patent on Con. 1, Lot 21 in Thurlow Township and sold it to Conrad on 11 Jul 1811. It was sold by Conrad to George Reddick on 24 Oct 1825.




Direct Descendants of Conrad Frederick, UE

Conrad Frederick (c1750-1835)
+Elizabeth Rush (c1755-
...2 Catherine Frederick (c1770-
...2 Elizabeth Frederick (c1770-
...2 John C. Frederick (c1770-
...2 Margaret Frederick (c1770-
...2 Polly Frederick (c1770-
...2 Charity Frederick (c1770-c1800)
...2 Abigail Frederick (c1770-
...2 Martin Frederick, Sr. (c1776-1844)
.... +??? (c1775-
........3 Martin Frederick, Jr. (c1800-1876)
......... +(1) ??? (c1800-c1830)
.............4 Daniel Frederick (c1822-
.............4 Louis Frederick (c1824-1891)
.............. +Jane Taft (c1825-1915)
..................5 Elizabeth Frederick (1848-
..................5 Martin T. Frederick (1850-1925)
..................5 George W. Frederick (1851-1923)
..................5 John Wesley Frederick (1856-1943)
................... +Isabella Victoria Nicholas (1861-1932)
.......................6 Olive Florence Frederick (1884-1975)
........................ +Alfred Burney Skitch (1881-1927)
............................7 Margaret Vera Skitch (1915-1967)
............................. +Arthur Edward Bolton (1914-1964)
.................................8 Peter John Bolton
.................................. +Barbara Elizabeth Jean Kyle
.......................6 Irvine William Frederick (1893-1950)
..................5 Barnet Marvin Frederick, Jr. (1859-1948)
..................5 Almon Waite (Ned) Frederick (1862-1940)
..................5 Charity Florence Frederick (1863-1882)
..................5 Benjamin B. Frederick (1868-1962)
.............4 Lucy Jane Frederick (1828-1894)
......... +(2)Hannah Quackenbush (1812-1877)
.............4 Isaac Frederick (1834-1891)
.............4 Barnet Marvin Frederick (1837-1912)
.............4 Peter Martin Frederick (1843-1922)
.............4 Marshall Manley Frederick (1845-c1847)
.............4 Irvine Manley Frederick (1848-1892)
.............4 John Albert Frederick (1851-1941)




..to be further researched...

...from the Hunter Lists #212: ...Koenraat Fredrik, his wife, and 2 ch. were recorded on Capt. Lionel Allan's ship in Holland in the 5th party of 1709 (Rotterdam Lists); on that same vessel were Palatines from the Nassau- Darmstadt region who also eventually settled in colonial N.J. Conrad Friderich made his initial appearance on the Hunter Lists 01 July 1710 with 4 pers. over 10 yrs. of age in the household. Conrad Frederich aged 52, Anna Maria Frederich aged 45, John Peter Frederich aged 14, and John Conrad Frederich aged 13, remained in N.Y. City in 1710/11 (Palatines In N.Y. City). Certain provisions were advanced to him as a settler on the Ramapo Tract: a bushel of wheat and 1 skipel of peas 09 April 1713, 6 fathoms of white roap 17 April 1713, 2 bushels of wheat 10 May 1713, and 2 bushels indian corne 26 May 1713 (Ramapo Tract Mss.). Conrad Freiederich and his wife Anna Maria with 2 ch. were at Hackensack ca. 1716/17 (Simmendinger Register). A sp. in 1711 gave the maiden name of his wife Anna Maria as Wysing (N.Y. City Ref. Chbk.). The ch. of Johann Conrad and Anna Maria were:
1) Peter (Palatines In N.Y. City), md. 15 or 19 June 1717 as Campua near Remobuch, N.J. to Anna Dorothea Demuth...Issue:
     ...Anna Maria (bap. 09 June 1718)
     ...Anna Elisabetha (b. 19 June 1720)
     ...Conrad (bap. 17 February 1723), who may have been the Conrad Frederick who married Sarah ? and had a child at Pompton Plains Reformed Church in 1746 (the present Conrad?)
     ...Maria (b. 11 June 1731)
(2) Conrad (Palatines In N.Y. City), who was confirmed at N.Y. 19 July 1710 (West Bank Lutheran Chbk.)

...from Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New York (p. 188):
List of the Palatins remaining in New York in 1710...
Conrad Frederich (52)
Anna Maria (45) (Last name...Wysing?)
John Peter (14)
John Conrad (13)


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