Biography of Frank De Freest
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De Freest, Frank, was born August 14, 1855. He is a son of John A. and Elenor (Manville) De Freest. He was born in Troy, January 16, 1826, and she was born in North Greenbush in 1826. The parents of John A. were Abram and Lizzie (Marble) De Freest, both natives of Rensselaer county. The father of Abram was David De Freest. John A. De Freest bought the farm in 1847 and here died in 1894. The parents of Elenor Manville were Jonas and Mary (Wheeler) Manville, he a native of Amsterdam and she of Troy. He followed farming in North Greenbush where he died in 1888, at the age of ninety eight years. His wife, Mary Wheeler, died in 1873, aged seventy six years. To Mr. and Mrs. John A. De Freest have been born three sons and two daughters: Llewellyn, farmer of North Greenbush; Mary L., wife of John Cipperly; Abram and Franklin run the homestead farm and keep a dairy of thirty two cows and buy and sell milk. They and their father have been in the milk business for thirty five years. Mr. De Freest is a member of Silver Brook Lodge No. 722, I. O. O. F., at Wynantskill.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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