Walrath Wills and Letters
(including allied families)
1746 Will of Heinrich Conrad Walrad/Wallrad/Walrath. This
will was never probated and is not under the protection of the
Surrogate Court of Montgomery County, NY. It is in the
basement of the Surrogate Court in a file box indexed as
"Henry Walradt". It is wrinkled and brittle and will
not stand the test of time.
1783 Will of Adolf Walrath of St. Johnsville.
This Adolf would be the Johan_Adolf mentioned in the above 1746
1792 Inventory of personal estate of Henry A.
Walradt. Appraised by Henry Walrath Esq. for
Administratrix and wife Mary. This document is dated June
10, 1792 and that he was deceased June 6, 1792. According
to church records Henry Walrath b. Feb. 11, 1753 (bapt. Johan
Heinrich) to Adolf and Anna Dorothea Hess Walrath and died Feb.
26, 1792. Revolutionary records give that Sgt. Henry A.
Walrath died in 1792. This would appear to be the "well
beloved son Henry" of Adolf mentioned in the 1783 will.
And as witness "well beloved friend Henry Walrath,
Esquire". It is believed by reserachers that Henry
Walrath, Esquire was the son of Hendrick Wolrad (as written in
the 1746 will) aka Henry Walrath, Jr. and nephew of Johan_Adolf.
1802 Will of William
Walradt 1747-1802. William Walradt was married to
Catharine Lipe. Witnessed by Peter Walrad and Adolph Walrad
who are most likely his brothers Peter who md. Maria Catharine
Dygert, and Adolph J. who md. Catharine Helmer (widow of Peter
Bowman). The transcription was done by Donna Grouthaus.
of the 1825 Will of Richard (Diederich) Horning. Richard
Horning was the second husband of Catharine Lipe Walradt,
widow of William Walradt 1747-1802. Garret W.
Walrad was the executor.
1826 Letter of
Administration following the death of Abraham Walradt 1784-1826
who died intestate 08 Mar 1826. The executors were Garret W.
Walradt and Steuben Helmer. This is most likely Abraham W.
Walradt, son of William Walradt and Catharine Lipe Walradt
Horning, and brother of Garret W. Walradt.
1832 Will of
Catharine Lipe Walradt Horning 1751-1832.
1831 Will of Peter H.
Walrath of Stark, 1783-1831, and guardianship order for minor
children. Peter H. Walrath was married to Maria Roth.
He was a son of Henry A. Walrath and wife Maria (see above1792
Inventory of personal estate).
1815 Will of Henry
Walradt of Minden. This is Henry Walrath, Esquire mentioned
in the 1783 will of Adolf and 1792 inventory of Henry A.
Walrath/Walradt. According to research he was also Ensign
Henry Walrath during the American Revolution. He started to
build a fortified house which was raided by Tories and Indians and
burned before completion.
1810 Will of Jacob H.
Walrath (probated 1815). This Jacob H. is thought to be the
brother of Henry Walrath Esq., and grandson of Heinrich Conrad
Walrad....father Hendrick Wolrad mentioned in 1746 will of Henry
Wallrad. Jacob H. was married to a Maria...some
descendants show her surname as Charon. His oldest son was
Casper, shown in the will as Gasper.
1831 Will of Adolph (aka
Adolf, Adolphe) Walrath of Minden. Probated Jan. 12, 1835
(Book 5 page 364). This is another son of Adolf
Walrath (1783 Will of Adolf Walrath of St. Johnsville). His
name is given alternately as Adolph, Adolf, and Adolphe. He
was born in 1767. His oldest son was Abraham who married Eve
Baum. Family records give his wife as Maria (Kirk), and at
his death his wife was named Maria (Kirk).
1849 Will of Adam Walrath
of St. Johnsville, 1770-1854. This would be Adam J.
Walrath, son of John Adolf and Elizabeth Etz, grandson of Adolf
Walrath and Anna Dorothea Hess, and great-grandson of Heinrich
1878 Will of Abram
(Abraham) Walrath, 1799-1887. His wife was Eve
Baum. He was the oldest son of Adolph/Adolf Walrath of
Minden (see above Will). His son Franklin inherited
his father's estate.
1904 Will of Franklin
1858 Will of Henry J.
Walrath of Danube (died 1853). The wife of Henry J.
was Elizabeth "Betsy" Eygabroat. He was the son of Jacob H.
Walrath and Anna Nancy Zoller and grandson of Henry Walrath Esq.
and Elizabeth Bowman/Bauman.
1875 Petition to the
Montgomery County, NY Surrogate Court regarding the estate of
William P. Walrath, 1790-1874, who died intestate. The
Petition was filed by Emily Walrath, widow (2nd wife), and son
Ezra G. Walrath. William P. Walrath was the son of
Peter H. and Eva Hillegas Walrath. His first wife was
Lydia Dey 1795-1837 and he married 2nd Emily Ellison of Herkimer,
NY. It is valuable because it gives the names of
William's living children: daughters Elizabeth Cooley of
Marshville, Mary Watson of Michigan, Katy Alter of Freysbush,
and Maggie J. of Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY; sons Reuben C.
Walrath of Michigan, Peter Walrath of Minnesota, Ezra G. Walrath
of Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY, Caleb D. Walrath of Freysbush, and
James H. Walrath, residence unknown.
1806 Will of Nicholas
Walrath of Springfield, Otsego County, New York, 1749/50-1806.
He was a son of Jacob Walrath, b.1723 and Magdalena
Fox(Fuchs). His sons are named in the will
but not his daughters. He was married to Anna Barbara
1814 Will of Adolph J.
Walrath/Walradt, 1752-1814. Adolph was the second husband of
Catherine Helmer. Catherine married 1st Capt. Peter Bowman
who was killed at Oriskany in 1777. Adolph J.
was the son of Johannes and Amelia Sutz Walrath/Walrod/Walradt.
1819 Will of Garret
Walradt More information to follow.
1835 Will of Petter
Walrad (as spelled), Montgomery County Wills Book 4 p.
375. Petter aka Peter Walrad, Johan Peter
Walrad, and HonPeter Walrad. The will
gives his wife Mary Catharine (Dygert). Mary Catharine
Dygert was the daughter of Warner Dygert and Magdalena
Herkimer. His sons were Warner, William, and Peter,
Jr., and daughters Magdalena, wife of William Lane.
There were two other children, a daughter and son (possibly
Charles of Bowman Creek). Peter Walrad was the son of
Johannes and Amelia Sutz Walrath/Walrad/Walrod.
1839 Will of John A.
Lipe. His daughter Caty is mentioned as the wife of the
deceased John Walrath. This would be John G. Walrath,
1796-1833. John G. was the son of John Gerrit Walrath
(aka John Garret Walrath) 1767-1806, and Catharina Dygert.
1833 Will of John G.
Walrath, 1796-1833. He was married to Caty Lipe and
was the son of John Garret/Gerrit Walrath and Catharina
Dygert. His brother Charles Walrath was appointed special
guardian of the minor children.
1826 Letter of
Administration filed for George A. Walradt, 1782-1825 who died
intestate. George was a son of Adam A. Walrath/Walradt
and Magdalena Klock. The ancestry of Adam A. has not
been fully accepted, but Magdalena was a daughter of Johanguergh
"old George" Klock and Margreta Walrath (daughter of Heinrich
Conrad Walrath 1746 will).
1858 Will of William
Walrath of Palatine (executed 1863). William Walrath
1787-1859 was married to Magdalena Wagner.
1863 Will of Frederick
Walrath of Minden. His wife was Helena Van Deusen. It
is believed that he is a son of Jacob Walrath and Gertrude
1818 Will of Adam A.
Walrath of Oppenheim, 1749/50-1818. His wife was Magdalena
Klock, d/o Johanguergh Klock and Margreta Walrad. Margreta
was a daughter of Heinrich Conrad Walrath and is mentioned in his
1746 will. This Adam's ancestry has not been definitively
determined. At one time he was thought to be a son of
Adam (aka Adolph) Walrath, b.1700, and Anna Barbara.
No age is given for Anna Barbara so it is possible that she was
younger than Adam, and did give birth to a son in 1749/50.
It is also possible that Adam A. was a son of Adolf Walrath of St.
Johnsville and grandson of Heinrich Conrad because Adam and
Magdalena's children are parties in an 1828 deed partition along
with the children and grandchildren of Adolf Walrath of St.
Johnsville. The will includes the estate papers.
1858 Will of John J.
Walradt of Granby, Oswego County, NY, 1782-1858.. His wife
was Lucretia Hugenin. The will names
besides his three daughters, a brother Leonard. He is
thought to be a son of Jacob Walrath and Gertrude Dockstader, and
grandson of Johannes Walrath and Amelia Sutz.
1886 Will of Martin
Walrath, 1815-1885. His wife was Juliann (Julia A.)
Flanders. Martin was the son of Adam J. Walrath.
1892 Will of Juliann
Walrath, ca 1821-1892. She was the wife of Martin Walrath
and was listed as Julia A. in his 1886 will.
1857 Petition for
Probate: Will of Elizabeth Lintner Walrath who died November 16,
1857 at 88 years. Elizabeth was the wife of John G.
(George) Walrath and daughter of George Lintner (Lender) and
Elizabeth Hilbert. John G. Walrath was a son of Garret
Walrath and Anna Zimmerman/Timmerman.
1861 Petition of Luke
Walradt to probate the will of Jacob Walradt who died 30 Sept.
1861. Luke Cornue Walradt was the son of Jacob
Walradt, Jr. and Maria Cornue, and grandson of Jacob Walradt and
Gertrude Dockstadder. The will gives the names of all living
relicts of Jacob Walradt, Jr., 1775-1861.
1816 Guardianship Order:
William Lane appointed guardian of David Walradt, son of Peter A.
Walradt, at the age of 12. This Peter A. Walradt is thought
to be the son of Adolph J. Walradt and wife Catharine Helmer, b.
17 May 1781. Descendants of Peter A. Walradt also give that
he married a Hannah (Hoover/Hover/Harpur) and had children
beginning in 1815 with the birth of a son Peter. It is
interesting to note that William Lane was the son-in-law of Peter
Walrad and Catharina Dygert, married to Magdalena Walrad.
This Peter Walrad also had a son Peter who was born in 1799,
married Catharine Bellinger, and settled in Cortland/Homer, NY.
1892 Will of John J.
Walrath, 1826-1892. His wife was Maria Ehle. He was
the son of Frederick Walradt/Walrath and Helena VanDeusen,
grandson of Jacob Walradt and Gertrude Dockstadder, and
great-grandson of Johannes and Amelia Sutz