Blandena Hermance1

#1540, (circa 1787 - 1 April 1862)
Father*John Hermance2


John M Tremper b. 1782, d. 1873
Children 1.Nancy Tremper+14 (1806 - 1884)
 2.Leah Tremper+14 (1810 - 1892)
 3.Arietta Tremper14 (1814 - 1894)
 4.Michael H Tremper14 (1817 - 1846)
 5.Mary Tremper14 (1820 - 1897)
 6.John M Tremper Jr (bt 1821 - 1824 - 1907)
Her married name was Tremper.1 
Birth*circa 1787She was born circa 1787 at New YorkG.1,3 
Marriage*circa 1804She married John M Tremper, son of Michael Tremper and Louisa Van Deusen, circa 1804.1 
circa 1805She and John M Tremper removed to Chaumont, Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG, circa 1805 with brother Daniel and family.4,5,6 
1820She and John M Tremper appeared on the census of 1820 at Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; (neis. James Horton, Amos Richards, Daniel Robbins, Robert Belton; next page Stephen Fisher.)7 
1830She and John M Tremper appeared on the census of 1830 at Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; (neis. Johnson, Horton, Parace, Warner, Whirget, Hewell; Jacob Tremper (p. 3) age 60-69, with spouse 50-59, M (20-29), f (10-14.)8
1840She and John M Tremper appeared on the census of 1840 at Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; (nei. Martha (White) Horton, wid. of James, age 60-69.)9 
17 July 1850She and John M Tremper appeared on the census of 17 July 1850 at Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; (neis. Wm. Henry Horton, Lorenzo Johnson, Almond Blodget, Aaron Warner.)10 
13 June 1855She and John M Tremper appeared on the census of 13 June 1855 at Lyme, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; (neis. Aaron and Nancy Warner, fam. 118; Mcrea and Leah Horton, fam. 115.)11 
18 July 1860She and John M Tremper appeared on the census of 18 July 1860 at Cape Vincent P.O., Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; (neis. Aaron and Nancy Warner, fam. 1041; Daniel and Rachel Warner, fam. 1042; Wm and Harriet Horton, fam. 1046.)12 
Death*1 April 1862She died on 1 April 1862 at Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG.1 
Burial*4 April 1862She was buried on 4 April 1862 at Point Salubrious Cemetery, Lyme Town, Jefferson Co., New YorkG; est. date.13 


  1. [S214] Town of Lyme, Jefferson County N. Y., Cemetery Inscriptions, online, Tremper, Blandena: (Hermance) wife of John M, died 1 April 1862, 75 yrs.
  2. [S237] William H. Horton, editor, Geographical Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y 1684–1890 (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Journal Company, 1890), p. 563, John Tremper "married Blandena, daughter of John Hermance, of Kingston, Ulster County, by whom he had children as follows: Nancy, Leah, Arietta, Michael, Mary, and John."
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. John (64), farmer; Blandina (60); both b. NY.
  4. [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.
  5. [S237] William H. Horton, Geographical Gazetteer of Jefferson Co., "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."
  6. [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."
  7. [S115] 1820 U.S. Federal Census. John M Trumpeter (26-44); F (26-44) [Blandena]; m (<10) [Michael]; f (10-15) [Nancy], 3 f (<10) [Leah, Arietta, Mary].
  8. [S116] 1830 U.S. Federal Census. John (40-49); Blandena (40-49); m (5-9) [John], m (10-14) [Michael]; f (10-14) [Mary], 2 f (15-19) [Leah, Ariella], F (20-29) [Nancy].
  9. [S54] 1840 U.S. Federal Census. John (50-59); F [Blandina] (50-59); M (20-29) [Michael]; F (20-29) [Arietta]; m (15-19) [John M Jr]; f (15-19) [Mary].
  10. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. John (64), farmer; Blandina (60); both b. NY; on Sch 4 Production of Agriculture, p 1: 85 acres improved, 44 acres unimproved, cash value of farm $3100, value of machinery and implements $ 121; 2 horses, 6 milch cows, 18 other livestock, 25 sheep, 5 swine, value of livestock $357; produce 75 bushels of wheat, 15 bushels of oats.
  11. [S616] 1855 New York State Census. John M (71), b. Dutchess Co., farmer; Blandena (68), b. Jefferson Co.; res. in co. 49 yrs. Sch. 2, img. 11/17, 75 acres improved, 51 acres unimproved, crop spring wheat, oats, barley.
  12. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. John (75), b. NY, farmer; Blandena (71), b. NY.
  13. [S214] Town of Lyme, Jefferson County N. Y., Cemetery Inscriptions, online, old standing marker. Blandena, wife of John M, d. 1 April 1862, 75 yrs. Memorial 89895718, created by lulu, photo added by Bruce Coyne, who has generously said on his web site ( "Please feel free to use any photos I have added to Findagrave."
  14. [S213] Bartlett Family Tree, bart513, owner, online