Shoemaker / Schumacher
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The surname is also found written Schoemaker, Shoemcher, Schumacher, Schoenmaker, Schoonmacker.
Baltus Shoemaker, married (possibly ) Grietje -?-.
"Baldes Schumacher's wife, Philip Yung's wife, and Adam and Henrich
Himmion" witnessed the baptism 15 April 1770 at Ramapo Lutheran Church
of Maria Elizabeth, the daughter of Georg Himmion.
Baldefer Schuman and his wife wit. bp. 19 Aug 1770 Ramapo Lutheran Church
of John Baldefer Himmion, son of Adam Himmion and Sophia.
Children of Baltus Shoemaker & Grietje:
----- John Jacob Schoonmacker
(John Jacob Shoemaker), born 10 Jan 1767; baptized [Jan? Feb?] 12th 1767
Ramapo Lutheran Church (no mother's name in bp. record) (wit: [confusing
entry] Hennion Jacob Himmon Steven Himmon wife).
Lodewyk Schoemaker, married Catryn -?-.
Lodewyk Schoemaker prob. d, before 1780, when :Widow Shoemaker" was
listed in the 1780 Franklin Township (Bergen County, NJ) Rateables.
They were likely living on the Ramapo Tract by 1762 or earlier.
From The Minutes of the Board of Proprietors of the Eastern Division of
New Jersey from 1725 to 1744, Perth Amboy (Re: Ramapo Tract; paraphrased
unless in quotes)
----- (Vol. III, p. 417)...28 March 1764...Board executed lease [at Romopock]
to Ludowick Shoemaker, lot no. 132, 28 March 1764, 100 acres at 20 s procl.
payable every 25th of March.
Children of Lodewyk Schoemaker & Catryn:
----- Anna Margriet Schoemaker,
bp. 27 June 1762 Paramus (wit: Dirk Wannamaker and Margriet Milrien)
Other Bergen County and vicinity Shoemakers in the late 1700s married into
the families of Hennion (Hemion), Klaasen, Post, Pulis (Pulisfelt), and
possibly Van Wert (Van Wart).