Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for February 1 - 15, 1998

William S. Van Evera Sat 14 Feb 1998
Seeking information on the family of John R. VAN EVERA, born 11 June 1781; died 27 April 1865. He married Elizabeth Yates 4 January 1801 in the Caughnawaga Reformed Church, Fonda, NY. He was an early settler in the Town of Glen, Montgomery County, NY. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. William S. Van Evera, E-Mail: evera@texas.net

Jo Ann T. Wright Sat 14 Feb 1998
I am interested in corresponding with descendants of any families/relatives who may have emigrated with my grandparents: Thomas FORTUNE: b. 1885? in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland and d. 1956, Little Falls, NY and his wife Elizabeth REDMAN/REDMOND, b. 1890?, County Cork?, Ireland and d. 1951, Little Falls, NY. Thomas and Elizabeth had three daughters, Mary Francis, Margaret and Rita.

Allyn H. Perry Fri 13 Feb 1998
Trying to locate info re gr-grandfather, William Stewart HESS who was married to Sarah LASSELLS. His son Daniel, was my grandfather and my father, Lester, was born in Dolgeville in 1903. Believe William ws born in Lima but cannot verify. Allyn Hess Perry, E-mail: vallyn@redsuspenders.com

Kathy Pearson Fri 13 Feb 1998
Want any information on early MEAD/E families of Mayfield area. Especially interested in family of Philip and Tryphonia Young Mead's families. Daughter Mary Ann married "unknown SALISBURY" ca 1800. Will welcome any information. Kathy Pearson

Bonnie J. Petee Wed 11 Feb 1998
I am interested in corresponding with descendants of the following Mohawk Valley residents:

BEALS , Amanda, born 1815 in Herkimer County, daughter of Abraham and Hulda.

LOVELESS , Absolam, before 1805, county not certain.

FREEL, John, settled about 1767 at Johnstown, Tryon County. Joined the King's Troops at the commencement of the rebellion under Sir John Johnson.
BR> MORGAN, Thomas, killed in 1777 on the Ft. Stanwix Expedition.

HOFF/HUFF, Catarina or Catherine, born about 1764; possibly in Canajaharie, daughter of Benjamin, sister of Abram.

ULMAN, Barent, Johannes, and Leonard. All were privates in the 3rd Regiment of Tryon County Militia. 3rd regiment was from Mohawk District.

ULMAN/UHLMAN/COLMAN/OOLMAN: several married and baptized about 1770-1789 at Dutch Reformed Church, Fort Plain; also Lutheran Trinity Church, Stone Arabia; as well as Reformed Protestant Church of Caughnawaga.

Thank you ever so much. Bonnie Petee

Fred and Deborah Jones Wed 11 Feb 1998
Hello. My name is Fred Jones and my wife is Deborah Brace Jones. Able BRACE traveled from Litchfield County, Conn. in 1793 alone with his family. His son Ashal(sp) was next, then Henry, Seward, Howard, Eugene, Debbie's dad, then our children. We presently live on the same farm Est. in 1793 in Winfield. We live in the house that Henry built in 1861-1862 consisting of 20 plus rooms. The present farm consists of 420 acres. I really don't know what information you are looking for so I'll stop for now. Thank you.

Stanley A. Shaut Wed 11 Feb 1998
I am looking for information about Hezekiah HEATH who moved into the Little Falls area about 1801. He came from Conn. or Mass. I would like to learn of his descendants in Herkimer County. I have some of them, but I need more. Stan

Roy L. Bowman Wed 11 Feb 1998
I am seeking any available information about the following: Phineas BOWMAN, b 1746 in NYS. My gggg-grandfather. Peter Bowman, son of Phineas, b 1772 in German Flats, NY. William W. Bowman, b 1798 and Barney Bowman, b. 1800, both sons of Peter. William Bowman married Mary QUIGLEY in 1818 in either Herkimer of Montgomery County, NYS before moving to Michigan around the 1830's. All help appreciated. Roy Bowman

Jan Robinson Tue 10 Feb 1998
Searching for the Daniel B. GRISWOLD, Daniel Jr. or II Griswold, and Daniel Jr. or III Griswold families. I know they were listed on the Herkimer County census for 1800,1810, and 1820. I know this is confusing but there were three different families. Daniel B. was the oldest, his son was named Daniel and his son was named Daniel, hence the reason for so many Jrs. and II and III. Trying to determine if any of them died in the county or if there are any birth records. I believe Daniel Jr. or III was married to a woman name Judea. I know they Daniel and Judea had at least one son born in Herkimer county in 1809 named Eli He married a woman named Elizabeth RAMSEY who may have been born in the same county around 1815. Sometimes they were listed in the Fairfield Twp. Any help will be appreciated. Probably any other Griswolds are somehow related and would be interested in anything on them to see where they can be placed. I do know that by the 1830 census most of the younger Daniels had moved to Cayuga County. Thanks!!! Jan Robinson Amarillo, Tx. Email: robinson@arn.net

Kathleen Teague Tue 10 Feb 1998
My ggg-grandfather John R. L. BUTLER and wife appear in the 1830 Census for the Town of Salisbury, Herkimer Co. I have been unable to establish their parents or their place of birth. The more I read up on Herkimer county the more I wonder if he was of German decent. Our family has always claimed he was descended from the English Butlers descended from Alexander Butler but we and several other historians back in 1950 were unable to find him although they didn't even find him in the 1830 Census like I just recently did, so I don't think it is a lost cause yet! From the history of a trial that took place in 1950 for the heirs to Francis Louise Butler's estate we have come up with very little actual proof to go on. From those articles we have copied we suspect that he and Margaret Lucretia FOX (QUIMBEY) were married 23 May 1826 but that has not been proven. We also believe that Margaret was married to a ____Quimbey and had one son William by him. This son William later took the name of Butler. Margaret and John later went on to have eleven more children. The names of the other children are as follows:

Electa Ann is my ggrandmother and I can give more details at a later date. How would I go about finding more information on these possible births in Herkimer Co. and the other birth of unknown origin. I was hoping there would be some church listings for the area but there wasn't. Would a historian know? Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated as you can see this has been a brick wall in our research many years before my time of researching. One more note, we believe that John's date of birth was 20 Mar. 1804/06 maybe Green Co. and Margaret's was 23 May 1805 maybe in Schoharie Co. From 1850 thru 1870 Census listed as living in Town of Constantia, Oswego Co. I have an abstract of their land up there from the courthouse research I did up there last fall. Any information no matter how little would be great appreciated! Thank you for reading this long letter. Kathleen Teague, 313 Boston St., Oneida, NY 13421-1203

Note re this GenWeb site: what we have in our township listings is hit and miss as we are 100% dependent on contributions of material to this site. If you've picked up any sort of list in the course of your own family research that you've noticed isn't on this site - cemeteries, organizations, churches, bible pages, etc. - please let us know what you have at home and would be willing to share with other researchers to improve our site. If it's not typed up on your computer, volunteers are on our waiting list hoping a hard-copy typing assignment will turn up for their favorite township. Many online researchers and volunteers are giving their best efforts to make this site as useful (and entertaining) as possible; but there will always be gaps in our online resources, which cannot compare to the holdings of our local societies. Your contributions of items, small and large, encourage others to send in theirs, as ours is a group participation GenWeb site. Researchers are indeed finding their ancestors on the lists we do have, meeting other "cousins", making important contacts, finding out that they can order military records of elusive ancestors finally captured on our lists, etc. Recent mail and guestbook signings indicate that the efforts being put into this site by typing volunteers and contributors, and the growing momentum, are making Herkimer/Montgomery one of the best genealogical county sites in the U.S. and a site that today's county residents are proud of.

While I have your attention, :-) does anyone have ancestors in Wayne County NY as well? After about 1820 many young families from the Mohawk Valley, including one of my own, moved west into Central New York to join earlier Yankee settlers. The new Wayne County NYGenWeb has the distinction of being the first New York State county with three co-coordinators - myself, my friend and research buddy Mike Burnett who is coordinator of the Ontario County NYGenWeb, and Marge Lutzvick, an expert on the Sherman surname. Wayne is barely three weeks old now, a labor of love that we hope to see have the breadth of the Herkimer/Montgomery and Ontario County pages. Mike, Marge and I look forward to your visits, contributions and good wishes for a deserving county.

Cheryl Pearce Tue 10 Feb 1998
Researching the surname BRACE, Marvin, son of Abel & Keziah & wife of Hannah Clark. Charter members of Congregational Church of Litchfield in 1801, which moved to East Winfield in 1816. Would like to find more info on the births of their children. Cheryl Pearce, 1800 Chandeleur Dr., San Pedro, CA 90732

Judy Breedlove Mon 9 Feb 1998
Searching for information on Jacob V. SHAFT. In 1836 he was living in Canastota when he married Margaret Jane PUTNAM (probably PUTMAN) of Canajoharie. Jacob V. is not listed as a head of household on any census until 1850 in Shiawassee County, Michigan. Pension records of two of his sons tell us Jacob V. and Margaret's first son (John) was born in Canastota, Madison County, New York in 1837. Next son, Charles, was born in 1840 in Herkimer County, New York. No towns in Herkimer County are known. From census records and pension records we can estimate Jacob V. Shaft was born in 1809 or 1810. Margaret Jane Putnam/Putman was born around 1820. Any information would be appreciated.

Thomas F. Morley Sun 8 Feb 1998
Searching for info on Cyrus BURNAP b.1 Mar1777 d. Jul1818 Charleston, Mont. Co. and his wife Catherine ADAMS Burnap b. 4 Jan1786 d. 8 Jul1857. Children:

Cyrus had a brother or son named Milton located in Wyoming Co. Thanks.

Joan Veeder Sat 7 Feb 1998
Looking for information on the family of John VANANTWERP who married Gertrude VEEDER at Dutch Reformed Church in Fonda, NY, 30 Dec, 1832. Both were of the township of Johnstown, Montgomery Co. NY. I believe Gertrude is the daughter of John and Sally (BREESE) Veeder. Thanking you in advance for your time and assistance. Joan Veeder. Email: Norb162611@aol.com

Gregory Petzold Fri 6 Feb 1998
I am searching for any information about the families of Herman PETZOLD (PETZULT) and John MUTCHLER. The Petzold family originally lived in Norway, NY, and later re-located to Little Falls, NY. Herman's wife was Amelia Petzold, and their children were: Mildred, William, Fred, John, and Francis. John Mutchler and his wife Eva Marie Mutchler lived in Little Falls, NY. Children were; Eva, Lucy, Lillian, Jenny, Fred, Phoebe, and John, Jr. Related family names are: BARNES, BRAYTON, BETTINGER, WELCH, HADCOX, WILLIAM, WESSLER, and VEDDER. Any information that you might have for me would be greatly appreciated, and any information that I have will be gladly shared. You can reach Gregory Petzold at Greg1833@aol.com. Thank you!!

Rob/Erica Parkinson Thu 5 Feb 1998
Looking for any information on the ENTWISTLE Family in Herkimer County, esp. George W. and Florence G. Entwistle. Lived in Frankfort, NY, owned and operated a small dairy farm on Joslin Hill in Frankfort. I know George delved into local politics, but I don't know to what extent. Thanks for the help!

Phil Compeau Thu 5 Feb 1998
HOUSE / COUNTRYMAN: David House born about 1790-95. His wife, Margaret Countryman was born approx. 1790 to 1800. Children included David, Cyrus, Hiram K., Laura, Lucinda, Lucy, Diana Pamelia, and Percella. There may have been others. Hiram K. House obituary says he was born in the Town of Danube in 1817. They moved to Pamelia, Jefferson Co., New York by 1820. The 1820 census shows Hiram had three male children under the age of five. Would appreciate any info. you could supply me with, especially info. on the parents of David House and Margaret Countryman. Thank You. Phil.

John G. Mainprize Thu 5 Feb 1998 I am searching for George MAINPRIZE, b. abt 1830, in Woolneston,Yorkshire and came to Canada abt 1840 with 2 other brothers. I also need info on my HOUSE line. Seeking more info on Capt. Christian House, came to the Mohawk Valley in the 1760-70's with his father and brothers. Also need GRIFFITH from Durham,Quebec. William Henry Griffith moved to Tonawanda area abt 1870.

April Hoover Kline Tue 3 Feb 1998
I'm researching my HUBER/HOOVER ancestors in the Mohawk Valley. Searching for information on the parents of Jacob Hoover, b 17 April 1760 in Philiadelphia, PA; d. January 22, 1847 in Manheim, Montgomery County, NY. He lived with his father and brothers Heinrich Huber/Henry Hoover (b.c 1744 Switzerland, d. 1823 Little Falls, NY) and Johann Heinrich Huber/John Henry Hoover (b.c.1745 Switzerland, d. 1840 Little Falls, NY) in the Herkimer area during the Revolutionary War. Jacob Hoover married(1781) Margaret EIGENBRODT(b.1765 Manheim, NY; d. 1820 Manheim, NY). Interested in hearing from anyone researching the Hoover and Eigenbrodt families. April Hoover Kline. Email: K3LINE@aol.com

Sheila Peel Tue 3 Feb 1998
I am researching the family name STRATTON. My great grandfather on a census that I have seen was supposed to have originated from Montgomery County. His name was Perry B. Stratton. He was said to have been born from the censuses around 1812. Do you have any records of this individual? Thanks, Sheila Stratton-Peel.

Allyn H. Perry Tue 3 Feb 1998
My grandfather was Daniel HESS from Ilion. I'm trying to find information about his father, William Stewart Hess - who was born in Lima, NY in 1842 but records were destroyed.

Larry Miller Mon 2 Feb 1998
Searching for information on ancestors reportedly originally settling in or near Amsterdam, NY late 1600-early 1700s. Will of Elizabeth MILLER shows a son named Peter SINDER (or SNYDER) Miller, grandson; Alcana Miller, grandnephew: Steven Miller (my gg-grandfather). Family stories have Elizabeth maiden name as Sinder or Snyder. Elizabeth died about 1850 in Indiana. Larry Miller

Nicole Smith Mon 2 Feb 1998
Searching for the ancestors of Caty EDEE/EDICK. She was born November 26, 1785 in Frankfort, NY; married Henry JOSLIN on June 25, 1812 in Pittsford, NY (now Monroe Co.) and died December 16, 1830 in Victor, NY (Ontario Co.). Caty may be a descendant of the ITTIG clan/surname. Any help would be appreciated. Please e-mail me, Nicole Smith, at NicoleSmit@aol.com

Bonnie Kidder Mon 2 Feb 1998
I am looking for information on Ashael ANDREWS, b. July 20, 1777 in CT. He married October 18, 1795, in Herkimer Co. NY, Lucy MERRY, b. November 15, 1780. They had 11 children, some of whom were born in Litchfield Township, Herkimer Co. NY. Thank You, Bonnie Kidder.

Roger Michels Sun 1 Feb 1998 I have three stock certificates for The Wells Mining and Petroleum Company dated 3 May 1866 at their office in Little Falls, N.Y. They are signed by Wells SPONABLE, President and A. H. GREENE, Secretary. I would like any and all information on the Company and these two men. TYIA. Roger Michels

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