Ft. Plain Cemetery
Village of Fort Plain, Montgomery County, NY
Memorial Rest House, Fort Plain Cemetery, Ft. Plain, N.Y.
Ft. Plain Cemetery is a large cemetery on Clyde St. in the village of Ft. Plain, NY. The Montgomery County Department of History and Archives has listings for this sizeable cemetery. The coordinators of this site have no information about this cemetery. Researchers are encouraged to visit or contact the Archives for further information about this and other Montgomery County cemeteries.
If you already have your own family headstone information from Ft. Plain Cemetery and would like to list it to make online contact with other family researchers of your lines, we welcome your contribution of partial readings for inclusion on this page. Be sure to put "Ft. Plain Cemetery" in the heading of your email.
10/8/08 William Henry Dingman's obituary and monument photograph were contributed by Rosemary Nadal!
Source: the Dingman Family file at the Canajoharie Library.
The Radii, March 18, 1909, (Canajoharie, NY).
William Henry Dingman Obituary.
After an illness which had confined him to the house since the middle of January, diagnosed as tuberculosis of the bowels, died at his home last Friday morning, aged fifty-six years. He was born at Marshville, and had spent the greater portion of his life in this locality; for many years in the employ of Mrs. James Arkell. Mr. Dingman was a capable, industrious and upright man, and his demise is sincerely regretted. His first wife was Julia E. Long, of this village, his second Lydia Hoffman, also of this village, and his widow Ida Franierie; who came to this village as governess for Miss Beatrice Gilliam. Besides his widow, he is survived by eight children. Corporal William H. Dingman Jr., of the U.S. Cavalry at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., Bernard G., James V., Raymond F., Alton R., and Isabel, all of Canajoharie, Mrs. Mary Catherine Hodgetts, of Edgerwood, R.I. and Mrs. Lydia Garrigan of Fort Plain. He also leaves three brothers and three sisters; namely, John, Charles and Herman, all of Fort Plain, Mrs. Catherine Flint of Salt Springville, Mrs. Eugene Dillenbeck and Mrs. Edward Ehle of Fort Plain. The funeral was held from the Reformed Church, Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. J.D. Peters, interment in the Fort Plain cemetery.
Also from the file folder:
Dingman family were early settlers to the Canajoharie region in the mid 1780's, perhaps earlier. By 1790, four different heads of house holds appear in this region in the 1790 Census; Harmanus, Jacob, Peter and Samuel. (Per James Crawford - curator of Canajoharie Library.)
Also from the folder:
Cornelius Dingman was born in the Mohawk Valley near Canajoharie in 1811. The family located at Arcadia, N.Y. about the year 1821; from there Cornelius located at Rochester, N.Y and here married Sarah Ann Worden of Avon, Livingston Co., N.Y., and has 3 children now living. In 1830, Mr. Dingman came to Monroe Co., Mich., and settled in Dundee township. By trade a carpenter, but has followed various other occupations.
For twelve years he was postmaster in the town of Exeter, and served there also as a magistrate for thirteen years. He came to Summerfield about the year 1872 and purchased the home lot of twelve acres where he now resides. His wife died in 1874.
(Source unknown - found in folder at Canajoharie Library)
Note: the contributor is NOT related to Mr. Dingman, but copied the stone and article as it could help someone someday.
10/1/07 Minch family inscriptions contributed by Lisa Slaski!
Minch family in Fort Plain Cemetery
Minch, Martin; 1841-1901
Minch, Adam L.; 1866-1936
Minch, Anna Catharine
From cemetery interment records:
Minch surname only. I believe the location given is residence, not place of death and date is burial date in most instances, rather than death date:
Adam L., Granville, NY, 7/22/1936, 69y 11m 4d
9/26/07 This group of people interred in Ft. Plain Cemetery was graciously contributed by researcher Karen Dau, who found them as part of her Universalist research. Karen is not related to any of the persons listed.
Adams, Alice; 25 Jul 1837? age 24d, dau. of Henry & Delia Adams
ELSEWHERE ON LINE:
On his personal site Jerome A. Walrath has created a chart of WALRATH Surname Burials in the Fort Plain Cemetery, Fort Plain, NY. Jerry cites as his source the Montgomery County Department of History and Archives, Fonda, NY. Fort Plain Cemetery Index, Vol. 1 (index), Vol. 2 (pp. 3-149), Vol 3 (pp. 150 - ).
Last Updated: 10/8/08
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