Portuguese-Kittian

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

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