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Johannes Ault

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death: November 21, 1796 (76-84)
Matilda Twp., Dundas County, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacques Jacobus Ault and Cora Schmelz
Husband of Gertraude Rebecca Boug and Hannah Henkel
Father of Catharina Ault; Everhart Ault; John Ault; Conrad Ault; David Ault and 6 others
Brother of Conrad Ault; Cora Ault; Frederick Ault; Heinrich Ault and Nicholas Ault

Occupation: Goldsmith & Watchmaker
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About Johannes Ault

Jacobus's other children remained in Europe except Johannes who became the Emigrant Ancestor of this line of Aults in North America.

Johannes Ault and Hannah Henkel had 9 children.

11 G 58 Nicholas Ault, b 7 Jan 1748, d 1812; II G 59 Frederick Ault, b 4 Feb 1749, d ; 11 G 60 Conrad Ault, b 9 May 1750, d ; 11 G 61 John Ault, b 11 Apr 1751, d 20 Mar 1833; 11 G 62 David Ault, b 7 Mar 1752, d ; 11 G 63 Henri Ault, b 11 Oct 1754, d ; 11 G 64 George Ault, b 6 July 1755, d ; 11 G 65 Michael Ault, b 16 May 1756, d 12 Feb 1829; 11 G 66 Sophia Marie Ault, b 16 May 1756, d .

Johannes Ault and Gertrude Rebecca Boug had 2 children.

11 G 67 Catharina Ault, b before 1765, d ; 11 G 68 Johannes Eberhardus Ault, b 20 July 1765, d


The Genealogy of "The Ault Family in North America" begins with our Emigrant Ancestor Johannes Ault who left Amsterdam in 1753 and emigrated to the Philadelphia area of British Colonial Pennsylvania. At that time he had a wife and 5 children. Eight years later, in 1761, Johannes, his wife and 9 children migrated to the Mohawk valley in Colonial New York and became tenant farmers of Sir William Johnson. During the American Revolution some members of the family supported the Loyalist cause and in 1777 three of Johannes' sons — Nicholas, Conrad and John — fled to Montreal. In 1780 Johannes, his wife Gertrude, his sons Michael and Everhart and his daughters Sophia Marie and Catharina joined in the flight of Loyalists from the Mohawk river valley to the British Province of Quebec. In 1784 Johannes and his family began a new life as pioneer Loyalist settlers in the St. Lawrence river valley, between the present City of Cornwall and the Town of Iroquois.

Prior to 1784 the history of "The Ault Family in North America" evolves around Johannes (ca 1716-1796) and his family life and times in the Mohawk valley. When he left there, at the age of 64, he spent his remaining years in Matilda Twp. in Dundas Co. His son Nicholas (1748-1812) settled in Osnabruck Twp. in Stormont Co. His son Conrad (1750- ) appears to have settled into anonymity. His son John (1751-1833) settled in Cornwall Twp. in Stormont Co. His son Michael (1756-1829) settled in Matilda Twp. in Dundas Co. His daughter Sophia Marie (1756- ) settled in Williamsburg Twp. in Dundas Co. His daughter Catharina (before 1765- ) probably settled in Matilda Twp. His son Everhart (1765- ) settled in Matilda Twp.

In mid 1780, Johannes decided that it was time to leave the Mohawk valley and the family separated. Frederick age 31, David age 28, Henri age 26 and George age 25, decided to remain in America. These four brothers did not stay in the valley for their names did not appear on the first U.S. Census that was taken in 1790.

When the Ault family left Fonda for the Province of Quebec, their journey of approximately 250 miles to the refugee camps around and in Sorel was long and arduous. They probably went by foot along one of the Lake Champlain routes that will be described later. J ohannes was age 64, Gertrude was age 55, the twins Michael and Sophia Maria were age 24, Everhart (Eberhardus) was age 16, and his sister Catharina was older. Shortly after they ar- rived in Sorel, Johannes, Michael and Everhart went to Montreal and joined the 1st Battalion of the K.R.R.N.Y and served in this unit until the war ended in 1783.

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Johannes Ault's Timeline

Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
January 7, 1748
Age 32
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
February 4, 1749
Age 33
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
May 9, 1750
Age 34
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
April 11, 1751
Age 35
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
March 7, 1752
Age 36
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Age 37
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
October 11, 1754
Age 38
July 6, 1755
Age 39