Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for February 1 - 15, 1997

Wanda Ridge Fri Feb 14 1997;
I am looking for information on Emmalyne/Emmalene SIEBER, b 1866, dau of Christian Sieber. Emalyne was in Herkimer, NY in 1905 according to an affadavit requesting aid because of her father's Civil War service. I have been unable to find Emalyne in 1900 or 1910 census in NY. Both of her parents were born in Germany; could she have been living in German Flats? Father and mother both died in Boston, MA before 1885. Any suggestions as to where to look will be appreciated.

Kathy Ainsworth Fri Feb 14 1997
REED/LAWRENCE: Seeking information on Ezra REED s/o Elijah Reed & Esther BATES, born in Danube, Herkimer Cty, NY 3 Mar 1800. Ezra married Catherine Lawrence d/o John Lawrence and Elesabeth MILLER in Oppenheim, Montgomery Cty, NY on 8 Feb 1824. Other members of Reed family found in Herkimer Cty include: Porter Reed and wife Polly DELONG, and Lewis Reed with wife Hannah RANDALL and children. I would be interested in exchanging information on these families and finding out more about their lives while in Herkimer & Montgomery Counties before removing to Michigan. Thanks. Kathy Ainsworth. aquilla@wingsbbs.com

Joanne Pezzullo Fri 14 Feb 1997

Reubin SEAMANS born 1754 at Swansea, Mass., died 1836, married Jemima THRASHER abt 1790. Reubin II born 1791 in Herkimer County, married in Herkimer County in 1808 to Elinda Seamans, daughter of Jeremiah and Sally {HAMMOND] Seamans.

Family moved from Swansea, to Cheshire, Mass. 1790 Census they are listed as SIMMONS. Truman Seamans, son of Reubin and Jemima, born in Herkimer Co., died 1852, same. Reubin II and Elinda are found in Onondaga Co., NY., in 1860 and to Burr Oaks, MI in 1870. Reubin Sr. is descendent of Thomas and Susannah (SALISBURY) Seamans, married 1687 at Swansea, MA. Would like to exchange information with anyone working on these families.

Beth Waller Thu Feb 13 1997
RATHBUN/COOPER: Looking for any info on the Thomas Rathbun family of Norway, NY, settled there in 1801 from RI. Wife Elsie Ann Cooper. Children: Gilbert, Samuel, Betsey, Hannah,John, Thomas, Updike, Edmund, and James our ancestor). James married Ruth CUMMINS. Thomas Rathbun lived on the "Van Vechten Place, buying out James Hines." " Thomas Sr. sold his farm in 1829 to John SMALLEY and moved to Bull Hill in the town of Ohio where he died suddenly in 1835. His wife died the same year, both bur.in Barnes Cemetery." Elsie Ann Cooper's sisters were Esther PULLMAN and Thankful HALSEY, buried in Norway Village Cemetery. Know anyone working on these lines? Which newspaper were these quotes from, Norway? Rathbuns were all Methodists; where to look for Methodist info?

Bernice Schiller Thu Feb 13 1997
Looking for information on Ebenezer MERRY. Listed in 1800 census for this county. Married to Catherine HUNT. Need information on children, Ambrose Merry in particular, and names of other children. Ambrose was married in the Mohawk Valley to Margaret WICKHAM. Would also like info on the WICKHAMS.

Alana Bauman Wed Feb 12 1997
I am looking for a marriage or church record for birth of children. Isaac SAGER/SEGER m. Hopeful BROWNELL probably in Florida Twp., Montgomery Co., NY. She is the dau of Ezra Brownell and Nancy DORN. Known children of Isaac and Hopeful are:

Richard Anderson Wed Feb 12 1997
COLE, Park Benjamin (11/29/1851 Fowler, NY - 12/01/1910 MI) married 1871 at Fowler to Mary Rebecca BUCKLIN (4/21/1852 Little Falls, NY - 1/19/1911 MI). Park was the son of Ira Cole and Betsey PHILPOT? Mary was the daughter of Alden Bucklin and Julia BONFIE/BONFY. Appreciate any info on either family. Thanks! reago@usa.net or reago@aol.com

Everett Hunt Wed 12 Feb 1997
Nathan HUNT was born 1812 in Herkimer County and died 1882 in Genoa, Cayuga County, New York. He was a Methodist Episcopal elder and lay preacher at Cold Brook ME Church in Cold Brook, Herkimer County, NY, and at the West Genoa ME Church in Genoa, Cayuga County, NY. In 1835 he lived in Russia but by 1840 had moved to Oppenheim, in Fulton County. He married Nancy YOUKER of Oppenheim in 1835. Nancy was the granddaughter of Rudolf Youker, one of the pioneers of Oppenheim. Nathan and Nancy had 4 sons in Oppenheim: William, Daniel, Henry, and Nathan Byron. One daughter Sarah died in infancy. Nathan's father was born in Massachusetts, and his mother was born in Connecticut, but his parents' names remain unknown. Looking for all HUNTS in Herkimer County 1790-1850.

Ardis Pierce Tue 11 Feb 1997
Am interested in information regarding the FAIRBANKS and GOODALE families who resided in Herkimer Co. It is believed they then moved to Jefferson Co. NY. Particularly interested in Ezekiel Goodall, b. ca 1748 (wife Eleanor) who served in NH Line in Revolutionary War. According to the History of Herkimer County, Ezekiel resided in Herkimer Co. in the Litchfield area. Ardis J. Pierce.

Dianne B. Lenti Mon Feb 10 1997; received 2/12
John S. CLARK(E) b. Ilion (Herkimer) NY 1850 (per death certificate New Haven CT 1907). Father John S. Clark(e). No record found. At birth of his daughter "Bessie Enola" 1886 East Hartford CT, he was listed as being from Middlefield (Otsego) NY. No record there either. He worked in Hartford CT and New Haven as a "forger" in drop forge companies. Any information welcome. Please respond to: DBLSearch@aol.com.

John Dwyer Mon 10 Feb 1997
Clarissa JOLLS, born 26 Dec 1786 (place unknown) died 20 Oct 1874 in Worcester, Oswego Co, NY, married (date and place unknown) David WILBER, born 14 Aug 1779 somewhere in Dutchess Co, and died 20 Mar 1860 in Worcester. She was his second wife. Their children were:

There are no records of the name Jolls in Worcester...or Otsego Co, for that matter. I checked the census indexes for NY and I found the following in the 1810, 1820 and 1830 records:
1810: Jolls, Robert and Jolls, Thomas from Herkimer Co, NY
1820: Jolls (?), Luther and Jolls, Thomas from Norway, Herkimer Co, NY
1830: Jolls, Luther from Russia, Herkimer Co, NY and Jolls, Lucy from Fairfield, Herkimer Co, NY

Robert and Luther in the 1810 Census would be in the same age bracket as Clarissa and could be brothers. Thomas would have been old enough to be Clarissa's father. Any help would be appreciated. I am descended from James Spencer and Julia (Chapman) Wilber who lived and died in Worcester, and were my gg-grandparents. Could the surname Jolls be a variation of the spelling for JELLES?

Linda Schlater Mon 10 Feb 1997
Frankfort, NY HUNGERFORDS: I am searching for cemetery records that might indicate date of death and burial place for Jehiel HUNGERFORD, Jr (1783 - died between 1836-1840) and his wife Sally Stewart Hungerford (died between 1836-1840). They lived at Frankfort, Herkimer Co, NY at the time of their deaths. Their farm bordered the Erie Canal. She had a brother Pardon STEWART (died after 1850) in Herkimer County. Linda Schlater, Ames, IA. Email: jschlater@aol.com

Pat Bird Sun Feb 9 1997
Seek descendants of Nicholas VAN SLYKE CHRISTMAN born 1810 NY, died 1880 MN. Wed 1831 Catherine SHAVER, born 1807 Schoharie Co NY. Nine Christman children:

Jean Simoneau Sun Feb 9 1997
Looking for the parents of Adam ROTH (RAUT, RATH, RAUGHT )of Germantown, Columbia Co. b.abt 1750. Also looking for his wife: Elisabeth HERDER (HARTER). She is listed in "Mohawk Valley Harters and Allied Families" by Kofmehl and Patrick, Herkimer County Historical Society 1981 page Xviii, bap 14 jun 1746. I hope someone has access to this book and can look up her line for me. In a previous query, I was looking for the SIVER line through Herkimer, and have found this line with the name spelled SEIBERT. I wish to thank those who wrote me with suggestions as they assisted me in locating the right records (Kocherthal etc.).

Carol Jeffries Sun 9 Feb 97
VAN SLYKE: Looking for Eugenia Van Slyke, b. 1848 NY, and if she is related to other Van Slykes in the Herkimer/Montgomery Counties area.

Paul Van Dyke Sat Feb 8 1997
Searching for Cornelius Van DYKE who married Sarah (Sally) SOPER. They lived in New York until 1813, when he was killed by Indians. Sarah is next recorded in Illinois in 1823. Sons included Ferdinand, Christopher, possibly Francis and some daughters (unknown).

Tracey Williams Sat Feb 8 1997;
I am looking for information on the following ancestors. I know at least some of their decendants lived in Jamestown, NY. George Fletcher PUTNAM: b.7 Jul1862 d.7 Dec1937; Naham Duncan PUTNAM: b.4 May1829 d. 16 Dec1864; Horace Greeley WAITE: b. 29 Aug1847 d. 29 Sep1929; May Frances FREDERICK: b.26 Dec1855 d. 24 Mar1943; Edward Henry COE: b. 26 Apr1842 d. 23 Oct1913.

Noel Marcy Sat Feb 8 1997;
Norman Clark MARCY was born @ 1815 in MA. He and Eliza Ann LAWTON (b @ 1819 dau of Henry P.) were married and lived in Newport. They had three children - two in Newport, George b. 1841 and William S. b. 1844. They moved to WI @ 1860 and had Ada Ann in 1841. They wandered over to IA, where Norman died in 1902 and Eliza in 1896. Who were Eliza's parents and siblings? Did any of Norman's relatives settle in Herkimer County?

Susan Wilson Sat Feb 8 1997
I am looking for more information on the COSELMAN family. (Also spelled CASSELMAN/ CASELMAN ). George W. Coselman was b. 1826 in Johnstown, Montgomery, NY. Parents: Adam Casselman and Maria or Polly Margaretha STALEY. George married in Kane county, Il. Would like to exchange information with anyone on these lines.

Pauline Hallett Sat Feb 8 1997
Seeking any and all information on following names in Taghanic, Columbia Co., NY or surrounding towns:

Would like to hear from other WHEELERs descending from this line. Pauline Hallett. Note: See associated Wheeler Query for December 26, 1996.

Kerri Keller Fri Feb 7 1997
FREDERICK, Allen George (b. 2 Nov 1870; d. 30 May 1930 in Fort Plain) married Charity Van DEUSEN (b. 1869, d. 1964) in 1891. Allen George Frederick's parents were Jeff (Geoff) Frederick (d. 1880 in Jefferson Co.) and Elizabeth BACKUS? Charity Van Deusen's parents were Solomon Van Deusen (b. 18 Jan 1833, d. Sept 1899) and Jennie SART ( LaSARD ) from Canajoharie, NY. Am looking for any ancestors or additional information! Willing to share anything I have to help you!

Kerri Keller Fri Feb 7 1997
LUFT, William (b. 1 Aug 1863, d. 1940) married on 2 Dec 1883 to Mary STRETMOYER (1866-1902). They lived in Fort Plain. William Luft was the son of Jacob Luft (b. 1823 in Lathan, Germany, died in Fort Plain). His mother was Catherine MILLER.

Since the purpose of the queries board is to share information, I'm going to take the liberty of sharing a letter from Jim Rubins, one of our frequent visitors...and very active in corresponding, as some of you know.

James D. Rubins Sun 02 Feb 1997
My largest project at the moment has been typing in the descendants of Capt. John SEAMAN from Hempstead, Long Island, NY (abt.1605-1695). I have about 3,000 of 5,000 on line at:http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/r/u/b/James-David-Rubins-CA/GENE0001-0001.html

There are a couple of the lines that made it up to Fulton, Montgomery, and Herkimer counties:

Stephen SEAMAN [b.27 June 1827 d. 7 Feb. 1863 at Johnstown, NY]

Mary Jane SEAMAN mar. Benjamin DOCKSTADER of Montgomery Co., son of Benjamin and Alice Dockstader

James SEAMAN, Sr. mar. second Catherine VAN ALSTYNE, dau. of Barent and Sarah (WEMPLE) Van Alstyne of Ephratah, NY. They had four children:

Andrew SEAMAN [b.abt.1760] mar. Virtue Van Alstyne, dau. of Barent and Sarah (Wemple) Van Alstyne

I am in the middle of the sixth generation and have ten generations to type in so it will be a while yet! I am working from a book published in 1928 by Mary Thomas SEAMAN. When I have finished typing in the book I will then have to go back and begin to cite the sources and document her assertions (which she unfortunately did NOT do). But it's great to have a road map to the possible relationships between all the SEAMANs that migrated up the Hudson and then out of the Mohawk Valley. Keep up your GREAT work! When I bump into more Herkimer/Montgomery County SEAMANs I will let you know!

Fred Griffin Sun 2 Feb 1997
I'm a descendant of several Herkimer county families. I'm the list owner of the TERPENING family list. I'm also interested in BELLINGER, CLAPSADDLE, HARTER, DYGERT and others. Note: Fred's website is at http://www.teleport.com/~fgriffin/terp.html

Ann Ashworth Sun Feb 2 1997;
CHRISTIAN family, John, George, and James of Herkimer Co. Arrived @ 1800 from Phillipstown, Dutchess Co. N.Y. Related families OAKLEY, SWEET.

Bruce Kopf Sun 2 Feb 1997
THOMPSON/TYLER: Searching for ancestors, descendants and information on David THOMPSON (parents unknown); b. c1775, at Long Island, NY; d. 21 Feb 1836, at Springfield, Erie, PA; m. c1797, Betsey TYLER, daughter of Nathaniel TYLER and Abigail ANDREWS; b. 17 Dec 1775, at Salem, Essex, MA, d. c1850, at IA. David and Betsey had 9 children:

  • 1. Joab, b. c1798, m. Loretta THOMPSON
  • 2. Medad, b. 23 Mar 1800, at Herkimer, m. Phoebe HOBART/ HOBERT/ HUBBARD
  • 3. Polly, b. 1802, at prob. Herkimer, m. Asa HALL
  • 4. Hiram, b. c1804, at prob. Herkimer, m. Salina STEWARD
  • 5. Edmund, b. 15 Sep 1806, at Cayuga, m. Anna SPERRY
  • 6. Mahilda, b. c1808, at prob. Cayuga
  • 7. Marinda, b. c1811, at prob. Cayuga, m. David W. HAYS
  • 8. Esther, b. c1814, at prob. Cayuga, m. Harrison HOWARD
  • 9. William, b. Feb 1815, at prob. Cayuga, m. Hulda DEWOLF

Thanks for your help. Bruce.

Randy Sahr Sat 01 Feb 1997
Am searching for information on Nathan Phinney BULLOCK b. 10 Oct 1839 Ephrath, Mongomery Co NY and Jane Ann LIVINGSTON b. 26 Oct 1844 Cobleskill, Schoharie Co NY. They were married White Plains, NY date unknown. Any information would be much appreciated. Randy Bullock Sahr at rsahr@waun.tdsnet.com

Chris DeVoe
How could I find out who the current Town Historian at Warren, Herkimer Co. is? I had a name of the person with the title about 10 years ago, but I don't know if they are still active. Thanks. Note: The Warren Town Historian is Gary Aney, RD 1, Mohawk, NY 13407.

Queries for February 16 - 28, 1997

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