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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tombstone Tuesday




Headstone of Hugo Freer, Patentee of New Paltz, and his wives Marie Haye and Jannetje Wibeau. Digital image taken Sunday, October 26, 2008 at the Huguenot Burial Ground (aka Walloon Cemetery), New Paltz, New York. Privately held by Thomas MacEntee, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chicago, Illinois. 2008.

Hugo Freer, my 9th great-grandfather, was one of the Huguenots who founded New Paltz, New York in 1677. Hugo married Marie de la Haye on October 2, 1660 at Mannheim, Germany. Marie Haye died at Hurley, Ulster, New York in 1676.

Hugo next married Jannetje Wibau around 1678 and she died at New Paltz on December 8, 1693. Hugo Freer died at New Paltz in 1698.

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