John Baptiste Rehor

Male 1836 - 1909  (73 years)


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  • Name John Baptiste Rehor 
    Born 9 May 1836  Saint Roch, Aulnaies, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jul 1909  Gouverneur, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8001  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 

    Father Jean Baptiste Remillard,   b. 18 Feb 1802, Saint Henri, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Marie Josephte Dupere,   b. 1 Oct 1806, Notre Dame de Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1884, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 21 Jun 1831  Notre Dame de Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lenorah Bartrand,   b. 1848, Prescott, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Henry Rehor,   b. Jun 1872, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1947, Troy, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)  [natural]
     2. Edward Rehor,   b. 1868, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     3. Corah Rehor,   b. 1875, Oswego, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. John Rehor,   d. Dec 1860, Gouverneur, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F3427  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Edwards 
    Married 8 Mar 1886  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F3471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Matilda LaClair,   b. 1840, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1862 and 1864  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 1860  Gouverneur, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nellie Rehor,   b. Nov 1861,   d. 9 Dec 1941, Staten Island, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F3936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Rehor was born Jean Baptiste Remillard on May 9, 1836, at St-Roch, Quebec City., son of Jean Remillard and Marie Josephte Dupere.

      - John Rehor's first wife was Matilda LeClair. Matilda's family arrived in Gouverneur between 1847-1850. In 1860 John and Matilda were living in Gouverneur. In 1861 daughter Nellie was born at Gouverneur. It is likely that Matilda died between 1861-1864 since In September, 1864 John went 0ff to the Civil War and his daughter Nellie was given over to the care of her grandparents in Gouverneur. John was discharged in May of 1865 and 1866-67, married Lenorah Bartrum with their first child born 1868 at Oswego and others in 1872 and 1875 at Oswego. In 1870, daughter Nellie Rehor was still living in Gouverneur with her grandparents. In August, 1880, a newspaper story said John abandoned his wife and three children at Oswego about 1875 and that his wife was about to remarry. But, the 1880 census earlier that year had John at Oswego with Lenorah and the three children. Sometime in the next several years, his second wife Lenorah either dies, or leaves him. In 1885 he is living in Ogdensburg and lost the index finger of his right hand at McGillis furtnure factory where he works. In 1886 he marries Mary Ann Edwards at Ogdensburg. In May, 1909, he moves to the home of his daughter Nellie Rehor Whitney in Gouverneur, and dies there in July, 1909.

      - Syracuse newspaper: Gouverneur, July 22, 1909 - At 7 a. m. Wednesday (July 21) at the home of his daughter. Mrs. P. R. Whitney ln West Main street, occurred the death of John Rehor. aged 85 years. Death was due to cancer of the throat. The deceased was born In Lower Canada, where he had spent most of his life, and ln which place he was employed as a cabinet worker. He was a Civil War veteran having served for three years in the famous fighting Battery D. First New York Artillery. Knowing he could not live but a short time, he came to his daughter's two months ago. Besides his daughter, one sister, Mrs. Pero of Syracuse, survives him.

      Questions:
      - What happened to John's first wife Matilda? Did she die about 1863?
      - What happened to John's second wife Lenorah? Did she die between 1880 and 1886 when he remarried yet again?
      - What happened to his third wife Mary Ann? She wasn't with him in 1909 when he moved to Gouverneur from Ogdensburg.

      - 1882, John Rehor, saw filer, resides 50 Rensselaer Ave., Ogdensburg, NY.
      - April 18, 1885: John Rehor lost the index finger of his right hand at McGillis' furniture manufactory, Friday afternoon
      - At the Congregational parsonage in this city (Ogdensburg) on Monday, March 8, 1886, by Rev. J.S. Ainslie, Mr. John Rehor of Ogdensburg married Miss Mary Ann Edwards of Oxford, Canada.
      - Gouverneur, NY 1909: July 22, John Rehor, 85, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. P. R. Whitney. Born in Lower Canada employed as a cabinet maker; Civil War veteran, First NY Artillery; also survived by one sister, Mrs. Pero, of Syracuse, and two sons of Oswego. Burial at Riverside Cemetery.
      - Notice in the Ogd. Journal: Please take notice that I shall sell at public auction a chest of cparenters' tools belonging to John Rehor and held under a lien at Erwin's sheds in the City of Ogdensburg Dec. 18, 1908, at 7:30 p.m.
      - Enlisted as a Private on 2 September 1864 at the age of 34, in Company Batty D, 1st Light Artillery Regiment New York on 2 Sep 1864. Mustered Out Company Batty D, 1st Light Artillery Regiment New York on 30 May 1865 at Alexandria, VA.
      - 1909, Watertown: Survivors of Battery D, Civil War, meet in Gouv: Secretary Steven M. Thayer noted the passing of John Rehor

      - John Jr. left Oswego, leaving wife Lenora Barton Rehor, with three children, William H, Edward, and Cora. Mary Ann Edwards, from Oxford Mills, Ontario may have been his third wife. He deserted her, returning to Governeur, N.Y. to live his remaining years, with his daughter, Mrs P.R. Whitney. Mary Anne Edwards received a Civil War pension of about $20 a month and died in the hospital in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, leaving an unpaid hospital bill of $105.

      - Watertown Daily Times, Aug. 2, 1880: John Rehor nearly six years ago (about 1874) abandoned his wife and three children at Oswego, going west, and has never been heard form since. Mrs. Rehor works for a livelihood and has since supported the children. Mrs. Rehor is about to marry and without a divorce. She can do so legally, it is said, the law providing that when the husband or wife abandons the other, the abandoned party may marry without procuring a divorce if they do not hear from the other party within a certain period of years."

      - Oswego, 1873: arrested for public intoxication, John Rehor.

      - 1873: Oswego: John Rehor of Oswego plead guility to drunkenness in Syracuse yesterday, paying $10 rather than going to jail.

      - 1860 census has John Rehor at Gouverneur, age 26, with wife Matilda Rehor, age 20.

      - 1880 census has John Rehor, 45, at Oswego, with wife Lenorah, 32, living with her parents, Theophilus Bartrum, 69, and wife Margaret, 67, along with son Theophilus Bartum, 24; both born Canada as were his parents. Occupation: carpenter. Also in the household, Edward Rehor, 12; William, 8, and Corah, 5.