Name: Johan Jost Petrie
Birth: 1686 in Strassburg, Alsace Germany
Death: BET 1770 AND 1783 in German Flats, Herkimer, NY
Baptism: 13 OCT 1689 Briethscheidt, Germany
Birthhplace acc. to Hank Jones, "Palatine Familes of NY." Acc. to Staehle et al, "The Mohawk Valley Petries" he could have been born in 1686 in Strassburg, Alsace.
Was a volunteer in Col. Nicholson's Canadian expedition in 1711.
1710, 1712 -- NY Palatine Subsistence list
He and Conrad Rickert petitioned the Albany council in 1721 to secure a license for the Palatines to purchase the German Flats land and, later in 1757, he was town magistrate and taken prisoner that year in the French and Indian raid on German Flats (he appears to have been released with other prisoners in the Sept. 1758 exchange, as noted in the Book of Names, p. 112).
1759 -- Will: mentions sons Marcus, John, Daniel, Jost and Dietrich, and daughters Catherine, Dorothy, Gertrude and Maria. (EFHC p. 192)
Johan Jost Petrie is supposed to have immigrated to this country in 1710, and to have moved to the German Flats in 1720. His is the first name in the patent of that tract, where he was a leading man. He remained in Canada, a prisoner until the close of 1758, and died before the breaking out of the Revolution. He was one of the co-patentees of the tract called Henderson's purchase, in the present towns of Columbia and Warren. Benton's History of Herkimer County, 176 - Ed.
Cordelia Demuth b: BET 1688 AND 1690 in Germersheim,Oberpfalz,Bavaria, Germany
in Heidelburg, Baden, Germany
- Maria Elizabeth Petrie b: ABT 1735 in Mohawk Valley , New York Colony
- Anna Gertrud Petrie b: 1715