Jeremiah Fraites

by madman on May 16, 2017

Birth Name: Jeremy Caleb Fraites

Place of Birth: possibly Ramsey, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: c. 1986

Ethnicity: German, Portuguese, English, possibly other

Jeremiah Fraites is an American musician, composer, song-writer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the drummer of the folk rock band The Lumineers. Other members of the band are Neyla Pekarek and Wesley Schultz.

Jeremiah is the son of Kathleen “Kathy” (Sayre) and Joel Ira Fraites. He is married to Francesca.

Jeremiah’s paternal grandfather was Stanley Vernon Fraites (the son of Joseph Fraites and Alice Augusta Veira). Stanley was born in New York, to parents from St. Kitts, and had Portuguese ancestry. Joseph was the son of Joseph Fraites and Mary. Alice was the daughter of Jose/Joseph Veira/Vena and Maria/Mary Rier Baptista, who were from Madeira, Portugal.

Jeremiah’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Robert Sayre (the son of Louis James Sayre and Gertrude Elizabeth Simkins). Thomas was born in New Jersey. Louis was the son of Edwin Wetheril Sayre and Maria Leaming Crowell. Gertrude was the daughter of Jonathan Simkins and Ella Long Fredericks.

Jeremiah’s maternal grandmother was named Ruth Matilda Bowman.

Sources: Jeremiah’s paternal grandfather, Stanley Vernon Fraites, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Stanley Vernon Fraites on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Stanley Vernon Fraites on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Jeremiah’s maternal grandfather, Thomas Robert Sayre https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

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andrew June 11, 2018 at 5:06 pm
madman June 12, 2018 at 6:01 am

That’s definitely his family, and I have more information on his ancestry now (and some updates).

It appears as though he was actually born in Ramsey, New Jersey.

Kathleen S. and Joel Ira Fraites —> Kathleen “Kathy” (Sayre) and Joel Ira Fraites

Yes, I’m sure the man you linked in the last comment is his grandfather. I don’t know why I didn’t include him when I submitted the profile.

Jeremiah’s paternal grandfather was Stanley Vernon Fraites (the son of Joseph Fraites and Alice Augusta Veira). Stanley was born in New York, to parents from St. Kitts, and had Portuguese ancestry. Joseph was the son of Joseph Fraites and Mary. Alice was the daughter of Joseph Veira/Vena and Mary Rier, who were from Madeira, Portugal.

Jeremiah’s paternal grandmother was Sylvia/Silva V. Garber.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M591-1BK
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJ5V-JX8
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4JW-ZF7

Jeremiah’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Robert Sayre (the son of Louis James Sayre and Gertrude Elizabeth Simkins). Louis was the son of Edwin Wetheril Sayre and Maria Leaming Crowell. Gertrude was the daughter of Jonathan Simkins and Ella Long Fredericks.

Jeremiah’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Matilda Bowman.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5Q-YTF7
https://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=rhoads42952&id=P14156

andrew June 12, 2018 at 2:58 pm

http://www.destak.pt/artigo/198934

He stated in this interview:

“It is an incredible feeling to go to Portugal for the first time. In fact, this may sound stupid, but I discovered that I have Portuguese blood. My last name is Fraites but originally it comes from Freitas, so I imagine that my ancestors changed it when they arrived in the United States. Therefore, I am doubly enthusiastic to go to Portugal to play my music and visit the country.”

follers June 12, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Sylvia Garber (who was born Sylvia Gottlieb, and was Jewish) might have been a step-grandmother.

The paternal grandmother may also have been Irene Myrtis Curtin (the daughter of William Walter Hoffman and Christina/Christine Gallik).

Or another woman.

madman June 12, 2018 at 4:08 pm

I thought she was. Why do you think she was a step-grandmother?

andrew June 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm

“English, possibly other” again, really???

Fraites is a Portuguese surname

Maybe this is his grandfather: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M591-1BK

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