John Lawrence Tremper1

#1036, (21 October 1803 - 23 February 1862)
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Daniel Tremper1 (1770 - 1845)
Mother*Ariette Kieffer1 (c 1773 - 1841)

Family 1

Margaret Hayes b. 1804, d. 1846
Children 1.Alexander Tremper+1 (1823 - b 1880)
 2.Martha Ann Tremper+1 (c 1828 - 1876)

Family 2

Frances Elizabeth Rusk b. 1813, d. 1855
Children 1.John Hays Tremper17 (c 1837 - b 1840)
 2.Helen Tremper+17 (1838 - 1909)
 3.David Rusk Tremper+18 (1840 - 1876)
 4.James Walker Tremper+1 (c 1842 - 1870)
 5.Wealtha A. Tremper+19 (1847 - 1914)
 6.Johnston Tremper+1 (1850 - 1902)
 7.Charles E Tremper+1 (1853 - 1937)
He was a sawyer.2 
If Munsell's record of the children of Daniel and Ariette is corrrect, Laurens may have died early, and John Lawrence may have carried his name. No bapt. rec. found for John Lawrence, no birth rec. for either.3 
Birth*21 October 1803He was born on 21 October 1803 at New York, New York.4 
circa 1805He removed with Daniel Tremper and Ariette Kieffer to Chaumont, Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG, circa 1805 with brother John and families.5,6,7 
1810He appeared on the census of 1810 in the household of Daniel Tremper and Ariette Kieffer at Brownville, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; (neis. Britton, Livingworth, Smith, Paver, Abel Tremper.)8
between 1810 and 1814He removed with Daniel Tremper and Ariette Kieffer between 1810 and 1814 with all children from New York to Ohio. Daniel's sister, Catherine, and her family also came to Ohio at or about the same time.9 
Marriage*circa 1823He married Margaret Hayes, daughter of John Hayes and Martha McMullen, circa 1823.10 
1830He and Margaret Hayes appeared on the census of 1830 at New Richmond, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG; (no Alexander; neis. French, Lewis, Carter, Bainham, Bradley, Cartwright, Emerson.)11
24 January 1836He was Presbyterian.12 
Marriage*10 April 1836He married Frances Elizabeth Rusk, daughter of David Lewis Rusk and Elizabeth _____, on 10 April 1836 at Clermont Co., OhioG.13 
1840He and Frances Elizabeth Rusk appeared on the census of 1840 at New Richmond, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG; (neis. Hester Collard, John C Jeffries, Watkins, Durham, Davis, Houston, Carter.)14
30 October 1850He and Frances Elizabeth Rusk appeared on the census of 30 October 1850 at Dist. 22, Ohio Twp., Clermont Co., OhioG; (neis. James and Susan, fam. 2730; Samuel Collard and Mary, fam. 2727; William and Mary, fam. 2735; James and Ellen, fam. 2736.)2
after May 1855He removed after May 1855 to Spencer Co., IN.9 
7 June 1860He was listed as a resident in Helen Tremper and William Alfred Abshire's household in the census report on 7 June 1860 at Newburgh, Ohio Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG, age 50, b. NY.15
Death*23 February 1862He died on 23 February 1862 at Newburgh, Warrick Co., IndianaG, at age 58; (no primary source found.)16 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges


  1. [S122] J. Douglas Leith and Priscilla (Tremper) Leith, "Daniel Tremper Pioneer Family of Jefferson County NY", 2011 (Auburndale, MA), online
  2. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. John L (42), sawyer, b. NY; Elizabeth (37), b. MD.
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, compilers, American Ancestry, twelve volumes (Albany, NY: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1887-1899), XI:61. Children of Daniel Tremper and Ariette Kieffer; John Lawrence, b. 21 Oct 1803, marr. Margaret Hayes.
  5. [S209] John A. Haddock, The Growth of a Century: as illustrated in the history of Jefferson County, New York, from 1793 to 1894 (Philadelphia: Sherman and Co., 1894),
    Jonas Smith and Henry A. Delemater were the first settlers in the town. They came from Ulster county. New York, as agents for LeRay, with several others, among whom were Timothy Soper, with his brothers James and David R., M. Esselstyu and Peter Pratt. They came in a boat by way of Oswego, in 1801. sailing into Chaumont Bay, named on old maps "Nivernois" bay, after the Duke de Nivernois, a French nobleman. It was also called " Hungry Bay." They ascended Chaumont Bay about two and a half miles and began a settlement on the north bank of the stream, at what is now known as "Old Town Spring." They built a double log house for a store and dwelling, and also a frame building, but the location was found to be inconvenient and unhealthy, and it was abandoned. In 1808 they established themselves where the present village of Chaumont stands, which was surveyed into a town-plot the same season. During that year Smith & Delemater erected a saw-mill on the site of the Copely mill ; a warehouse was built, and Luther Britton opened the first tavern where the Elliott House stood, and later occupied the old Coffeen House, a stone structure which is yet standing on the north side of the bay, in a good state of preservation. Afterward Samuel Britton opened a tavern, but finally removed to the shore of the St. Lawrence river, opposite Linda's island. Before settling in Chaumont he traded the lot on which the court-house in Watertown now stands for a barrel of whisky.
    Several families from Ulster county located here at this time, and for a year or two the settlement flourished ; but in 1806 Smith & Delemater failed, lake fevers were prevalent, several deaths took place, and the growth of the village received a check. The first death was that of Timothy Soper, who was drowned in 1803. In 1805 a vessel was begun by a New Yorker by the name of Jones, who died before it was finished. Nancy Smith opened a school that year, being the first teacher in Chaumont. Delemater cleared the first land on Point Salubrious, so named by LeRay because of its freedom from malaria, in 1803, on a farm afterward owned by Harry Horton, who settled there in 1810. The first actual settler on the Point was James Horton, in 1806. Its freedom from sickness and the importance of its fishing interests, promoted its rapid settlement.
    By 1805 Daniel and John Tremper had settled on the Point and Henry Thomas had opened a store of goods at Chaumont. Other early settlers on the Point were Silas Taft, Stephen Fisher, David and Joseph Rider.
  6. [S237] William H. Horton, editor, Geographical Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y 1684–1890 (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Journal Company, 1890), p. 557: "In 1805 James Horton moved the families of Daniel and John Tremper to the Chaumont settlement, and the next year came with his own family from Colchester, Delaware County, and located on Point Salubrious, where he was the first permanent settler. The Tremper's were tanners, in which business they engaged soon after locating here."
  7. [S581] Jere. Coughlin, compiler, Jefferson County Centennial 1905 (Watertown, N.Y.: Hungerford-Holbrook Co., 1905), "In 1805 [James] LeRay made very liberal offers to mechanics to settle in Chaumont and in Feb. of the same year John M. Tremper and Daniel Tremper, brothers, tanners by trade came here led by these inducements. James Horton, who was relied upon as a wagoner in going to and from distant markets, brought the Tremper families with his ox team from Kingston N.Y. to their new home."
  8. [S238] 1810 U.S. Federal Census. Daniel (26-44); Ariette (26-44); 2 m (10-15) [Michael and James], m (<10) [John Lawrence or Johnston]; 2 f (10-15) [Catherine and Margaret], 2 f (<10) [Leah and Anna Maria].
  9. [S520] VWH.
  10. [S368] Frank Munsell and Thomas P. Hughes, American Ancestry, XI:61 entry for William Davis Tremper.
  11. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. John (20-29); F (20-29) [Margaret]; f (<5) [Martha Ann].
  12. [S2062] U.S. Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, online, Ohio > New Richmond > Presbyterian Church > Baptisms, Births, Deaths > 1793-1866 > img. 328/334, p. 61. John L Tremper, 24 Jan 1836 [admitted?], died.
  13. [S617] Clermont County Genealogical Society, compiler, Marriage Records of Clermont County, Ohio 1800–1850 (Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1979), online, p. 191, orig. rec. vol. 3, p. 70. Frances E. Rusk [indexed as Rush] to John Trumper [sic]; marr. 10 Apr 1836 by Z. Connell MG [Minister of the Gospel].
  14. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. John L (20-29); 1 f 20-29 [Frances]; 1 f (<5) [Helen]; 1 f (10-14) [Martha].
  15. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Alfred (26), mill engineer, b. MO; Helen (20), b. OH.
  16. [S204] Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online, Appl. of Charles Wesley Tremper, img. 249-250/566, , approved 23 Sep 1912. John Lawrence Tremper, son of Daniel, b. NY 21 Oct 1803, d. Newburgh, Warrick Co. IN, 23 Feb 1862.
  17. [S2811] New Richmond, Ohio, Presbyterian Church Minutes and Records 1821-1844, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Congregational Records, p. 35, births and baptisms, q.v.
  18. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  19. [S450], Kentucky Death Records 1852-1953/1965, original data Kentucky Birth, Marriage and Death Records 1852-1953, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky, File no. 29450, Reg. no. 36; Wealtha A Hoagland, widowed, b. OH 5 Oct 1847; housekeeper; parents John Wesley [sic] Tremper (b. NY) and Elizabeth Rusk (b. MD); burial Newburgh IN, 8 Nov 1914; informant Capt. W. G. Hoagland, Calhoun, KY.