Biography of Dr. Willaim Petrie
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Petrie, William, M.D., was born near Mentz, Germany, in 1733, was educated in medicine at the Manheim Medical College, served in the army of Frederick the Great, came to America in 1765, and was a surgeon in FortHerkimer during the Revolutionary War. His son, Frederick, who was born in 1777 and died in 1851, had eleven children, of whom Meichert was born October 24, 1813. Another son, Frederick, jr., came to Orleans county at an early day, remained one year, and now lives in Dakota. Still another son, Simeon, is now a resident of this town. Melchert Petrie came to Yates from Herkimer. N. Y., in the spring of 1842. He married first, Mary Folts, and second Mrs. Kate Wheeler. His children are: Mary (deceased), Charles A. (died in 1878), Albert, Irving, Willie (deceased), and George H. George H. Petrie was born December 17, 1860, and December 10, 1885, married Effie G. Reynolds, of Yates. He has two children, M. Earl and Clarence A. He has been town assessor one year. Albert Petrie born March 22, 1849, married December 23, 1875, Emma A. Fisk, of Yates. His brother, Irving, was born July 11, 1852. The two reside on the homestead farm west of Yates Centre. Sitneon Petrie, son of Frederick, Sr., and grandson of Dr. William Petrie, was born in Herkimer county, February 7, 1821, and settled in Yates in 1844. December 26, 1849, he married Laura, daughter of Jeremiah Miller, who came to this town about 1824. She was born June 11, 1824. Their children are: Jennie, born February 6, 1851; Cornelia, born July 3, 1854; Myron Frederick, born February 24, 1856; William, born Deeember 6, 1859; and Hattie, born February 16, 1862; and an adopted daughter, Mary E., born March 23, 1869. Mr. Petrie is a retired farmer living west of Yates Centre.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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