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

Jerome A. Walrath Sat 15 Nov 1997
I am descended from the following line that was from Freys Bush in the early 1800's although some members may have lived in Starksville in Herkimer County. My line goes back to James H. WALRATH, son of William P. Walrath/Lydia DEY, grandson of Peter H. Walrath/Anna Eva HELLIGAS, and great-grandson of Henrich WALRADT and Elizabeth Catherine BOWMAN. Henrich (Henry) may have been the one who ran Walrath's Ferry near Fort Plain. He was also said to be a Justice of the Peace, and Innkeeper. Jerome A. Walrath

Talma Klaassen Fri 14 Nov 1997
Seek parents of William FRAZEE, resident of Herkimer Co. 1810 Town of Warren; 1820 in Columbia Twp, Herkimer Co NY. William's wife was Hannah. Close neighbors were Simon CLARK and Simon P. Clark. In 1830 William Frazee was in Oxford Twp, Chenango Co. NY. William's son was Joseph Frazee, b. in Herkimer Co. 1816. 1880 census said his father William was born in NJ. Talma Klaassen tbk@wichita.infi.net

Revae Leppanen Fri 14 Nov 1997
I need data on (Anna) Catherine PETERY/PETRI/PETRIE, b. 17 Sept. 1828 in Little Falls, Herkimer Co. She married Solomon Terry PIERCE before 1843. I believe, but can't confirm, her father was Joseph Petri, b. 28 Sept. 1775 in German Flatts, Herkimer Co. He married Anna DEMUTH, b. 24 Sept. 1794 in German Flatts. They married there ca 1816. Demuth, CHRISTMANN and BELLINGER appear all to be tied to my Catherine Petery. Any help on parentage of Solomon Terry Pierce would be the missing link for me. I am stymied.

Larry A. Richmond Fri 14 Nov 97
Seeking information on the William RICHMOND family, who in 1791 moved from Rhode Island to Herkimer Co. NY. William had 10 sons and three daughters. I have names of the following:

The above are all that is known of the Richmond surname in Herkimer Co. NY. Interested in any Richmond in Herkimer Co. NY. Thank you. Larry Richmond; larrich@oenn.com   snail mail: Larry Richmond, 5 Amm Street, Bradford, Pennsylvania 16701

Laura Perkins Fri 14 Nov 1997
I am researching the family names of SNYDER and BAKER. My ggg-grandparents were Richard K. and Elizabeth Snyder Baker. Richard was born in Schuyler and Elizabeth was born in Frankfort. Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Catherine Snyder. I believe Richard and Eliz lived in Utica, NY for most of their life. Any information on them would be most helpful.

Diane Good Fri 14 Nov 1997
Thank you! Your site is wonderful. I have located my great-greatgrandmother Caroline D. SLADE RIDER, buried in the Goodier Cemetery. I also discovered that her father-in-law, Wakeman Rider, was town assessor in Litchfield in 1870. That would be just before he and his sons, William and Joseph Rider (William with his second wife Helen T. Rider) and families moved to Adams County, Iowa. They purchased a farm that later became a century farm. Last October we buried my grandmother in the cemetery taken from that farm. That cemetery, the Nodaway city cemetery, also is the resting place for William, Helen, and Leon Wakeman Rider (son of William and Caroline). I had wondered what happened to Caroline, and now I know. I am still searching for information concerning those familes. I received a photo album from my grandmother with photos taken in New York in 1948 with names Elmer Rider, Sam Rider, Fred Rider, Olive GOODIER, and Eugene Goodier among others. I do know that Leon Wakeman Rider was a twin, but I do not know which of his siblings was his twin. I also do not know what happened to father Wakeman and his wife Hannah E. (whom I also discovered through your site), nor to Joseph and his family. My grandmother was named Ruth Hannah Rider GOOD, and now I know that name came from her great grandmother! Thank you very much for listing the names from tombstones in your local cemeteries. I know how much work that is. My husband and I both work for the state historical society and visit cemeteries on our vacations. Thanks for helping me find my ancestors and best of luck with your fantastic web site. If anyone has information on this family (where the Riders and Slades came from and which Slade family Caroline was from), I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks again!


James Meagley Wed 12 Nov 97
I am searching for information on ancestors named MEAGLEY/MAGLEY living in Towns of Charleston & Root during in early 1800's. The federal census for 1830 refers to John Magley and a possible relative, Francis Magley. Birth and baptism records, principally from Currytown Dutch Reformed Church, list various children born to both John and Francis from1806-1826. John is in 1840 federal census, and then moved to Chenango County where he died in 1864. John's wife was Elizabeth MOWERS. This is my first query attempt. My name and address is James Meagley, 53 Gaslight Trail, Williamsville, NY 14221. E-mail address is JMeags@msn.com

Cheryl Wixon Gocken Tue 11 Nov 1997
Looking for information on the families of Nicholas ROWLAND/ROLLIN/ROLAND b. 29 Jan 1795 NY; d. 18 Jun 1849 Knox Co., IL and his wife Mary "Polly" GOTT, b. 10 Aug 1801 NY; d. 10 Oct 1865 Knox Co., IL. They were in Herkimer Co. in 1830 when their daughter, Sarah, was born. Probably there before as there is another ancestor, Mary "Polly" Rowland, b. @ 1793 NY, md. Carlous CHURCHILL 14 Mar 1812 in either German Flats or New Berlin according to pension file. Mary possibly sister of Nicholas? Thank you. cwixgo@capstonebank.com

John W. Marlette Tue 11 Nov 1997
Re: John MARLATT/MARLETT: Who would I contact to find out about John MARLETT died Aug. 1777. Was he killed at the Battle of Oriskany, or just wounded? The John I'm looking for has lineage as follows: Gedeon> Abraham> Abraham> Thomas> John. Is this the same John as above? If so when and where did he die? Thanks again for any help you may provide. John W. Marlette.

Bud Daly Sun 9 Nov 1997
Trying to find birthplace of Dennis DALY, b.1800, came to this country in 1840s and settled in Little Falls, NY. Married to Ellen SULLIVAN Had 2 children born in Ireland and one, John, born here. John Daly married Margaret POWELL about 1860. If there is any information on the Dalys of Little Falls, please direct to Bud Daly at TDaly36517@aol.com. We're going to Dublin on the 20th of this month and if we have any information we can do more research there. Thanks.

Carl W. Ward Sun 9 Nov 1997
I'm looking for the parents or other relatives of my g-grandfather Charles WARD. I know there were many Wards that lived in Montgomery County in late 1700's to early 1800's. My Charles was supposedly born a little farther west, in Allegany County, New York on 15 May 1805, and died 19 September 1876, Knox County, Missouri. He m. Martha BURKE from Russell County, Virginia 17 August 1836 in Adams County, Illinois. They had 8 children. I say supposedly because my source was from a tombstone and an old bible and recently a research company informed me that they have verifiable evidence that my date is incorrect. What I'm wondering is if my Charles is related to any of the Wards that I know were in Montgomery County during this time frame. Can anyone help me? Will gladly share what I have. Carl W. Ward, 202 South Elizabeth Avenue, Ferguson, Missouri 63135

Edward J. Harrison Sun 9 Nov 1997
Seek any information on the family of Jacob POTTER (b. 1785 place?, d. 1853 Erie Co. NY) and his wife Charity W. (b. 1784 Herkimer Co., d. 1869 Erie Co.). Family listed in 1830 census for Town of Canajoharie, Montgomery Co. as PAUTER. Known children:

By 1845 at least Jacob & Charity, Uriah, Jacob Jr., Catherine and Roxaline were in Genesee/Erie Co. In 1860 George J. and Uriah were in MI, James and Joseph were in PA and Charity, Jacob Jr., Catherine and Roxaline were in Genesee/Erie Co. NY. Please contact Ed Harrison at RR#1, Box 295C, Lake Clear, NY 12945 or EJHarrison@compuserve.com

Edward J. Harrison Sun 9 Nov 1997
Seek any information on Matthew BURNS (b. 1809 Montgomery Co., d. 1894 Orleans Co.). He married Ann Eliza HART (b. 1810 Schoharie Co., d. 1882 Orleans Co.) sometime prior to 1831 (place?). Known to have lived in PA between 1831- 1835, but was in Erie Co. NY by 1841/42. Known children:

Please contact Ed Harrison at RR#1, Box 295C, Lake Clear, NY 12945 or EJHarrison@compuserve.com

Susan Sweeney Sun 9 Nov 1997
KRUSZEWSKI, John or Joseph, born 1859 or 1864 in Rus. Poland. Living in Amsterdam, Mont. Co. NY in 1900. First wife: unknown Rus. Polish. Second wife: Mary born 1875 in Rus. Poland. Children by first wife: Maggie and Bronson, born Rus. Poland. Children by second wife: Pelogiia and John, born New York. Four other children, born in Michigan. Thanks for your time on GenWeb!

Doreen Sat 8 Nov 1997
Searching for ancestors of Jacob W. WARNER born abt. 1793 Herkimer, died 1/26/1861. Married abt. 1818 to Maria Collier (1798-1882) in California. Moved to Wisconsin and had a son Charles A. Warner. Jacob W. Warner's father was also born in Herkimer about 1761. I would appreciate any information. Thank you. Doreen. DMerr86682@aol.com

Dave Simonds Sat 8 Nov 1997
Mary "Polly" LADD was born ca. 1799, probably in Herkimer Co. She died on 24 Sep 1874 in the Town of Alexandria, Jefferson Co. and is buried in Brookside Cemetery in Plessis, NY. About 1820/1821 she married Valentine TERPENING. He was born ca. 1798/1799 in Herkimer Co. He died on 12 Feb 1874 in the Town of Alexandria, Jefferson Co. and is buried in Brookside Cemetery in Plessis with his wife. Their children were Martha W. (1821), Elizabeth (1823), Peter (1824), Sarah Jane (1828), John (1831), Valentine J. (1833), and Achsah L. (1836). I am seeking the ancestry of Mary "Polly" Ladd. Any assistance will be much appreciated. Dave Simonds dsimonds@erols.com

Jean Truesdale Fri 7 Nov 1997
Hi! I'm looking for information regarding William TRUESDALE who lived in Litchfield, Herkimer in 1840. I am hoping he is the father of Mary, Delmon, Sara E. (c. 1858), & James Henry who were all born in Pennsylvania starting c. 1852. His wife would have been Fiddia or Fidelia NELSON. William may also have two brothers named Nathan & Joseph. Jean Truesdale at jet2@primary.net

Morgan Rajcevich Fri 7 Nov 1997
Seeking ancestor, descendants and information on the family of Nicholas ZOLLER/ZELLER, b. 8 Aug 1789 in Oppenheim, NY, (living Minden, NY in 1830). Married Catherine REED/REID and had the following children:

Shelly Murphy or Shelly Murphy Wed 5 Nov 1997
I am searching my ancestry and have some links to Herkimer County and possibly Montgomery County. My ggg-grand father Parley WORDEN was born in Herkimer County abt. 1796/ 1799 and married Lydorianna BOYER. The Boyers and Parley Worden left Herkimer in 1837 and moved to Eaton County Mich. I have everything from there also. I have no problem with the Boyer family and have traced them back to France/Germany @ 1630. Manheim is the area where the Boyers were, so I am trying to find any link to the Boyers. Also we were always told that the Wordens came from Amsterdam, Holland, and settled in NY. But I see there is an Amsterdam, NY in Montgomery county. I have checked there also. But Parley Worden, I can't find anything on him or any Wordens in Herkimer County. If anyone has any leads for me regarding this family, I would appreciate it. We have found no record of Parley's parents or siblings. Thanks.

Heather Wheeler Wed 5 Nov 1997
I am searching for info. on Ashbel WHEELER and his family. Came to Warren, Herkimer County about 1795 frrom New Haven, Vt. Was born about 1759 possibly at Lanesborough, MA. Wife's first name is shown as Merriam on land deeds. Believed to have had at least 4 or 5 children; only two are known, Roswell born in 1786 and William in 1792. Last info. I have on Ashbel was 1820 census. Nothing has been found on him after that. Roswell remained in Warren while William moved to Illinois. No other info. on names or wheareaouts of Ashbel's other children. Any info. on this family would be appreciated. Contact Heather Wheeler at email address of or at Box 334, Dalemead, Alberta, Canada TOJOVO

Charles Alfred Wright Wed 5 Nov 1997
My father's family is from somewhere around the Herkimer, Mohawk area. My grandfather's name was also Charles Alfred WRIGHT (buried in Mohawk). Grandmother's name Bessie Wright (buried in Springfield Center). Looking for anyone that may be related.

Carol Jason Wed 5 Nov 1997
Herkimer County is doing a great job. I am waiting for information on Little Falls. My great-grandfather was Thomas BINGHAM, working as a shoemaker on West Main St. late l800's. Thanks, Carol. (Note: Little Falls will be one of the last Herkimer townships on line. The directory is way too large to give to a volunteer and I will be typing it myself bit by bit over the winter. I expect Little Falls to be on line in February or March. Meanwhile, if it's any consolation to Little Falls researchers, many Little Falls men are listed in our military rosters.)

Anna Simmons Mon 3 Nov 1997
FREEMAN, George L. and Florence PEEK (George's wife) had a son, Daniel, in Little Falls, NY. Daniel married Alice Eve Snell, a member of the SNELL-ZIMMERMAN-TIMMERMAN clan in Herkimer Co. I'm looking for George and Florence's parents' names and ancestry. Anna Simmons rsimmons@triax.com

Dan Carpenter Sun 2 Nov 1997
I'm looking for any information on my g-grandfather Daniel Stephen CARPENTER and his immediate family members. The Herkimer Co. census of 1850 lists the following:

Low Carpenter was a 52 year old farmer from Rabsobeth, Rhode Island; Azzlpha (sp) (maiden name unknown), 48 years, wife; Daniel Stephen Carpenter, 21 years, b. Nov 18, 1829, son (my g-grandfather who relocated to Martinez, California, date unknown); Harvey ?, 14 years, son; Charles ?, 11 years, son; John W.?, 7 years, son; Sarah FOSTER, 26 years, relationship unknown. Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Daniel Francis Carpenter.

Jeff Carney Sun 2 Nov 1997
CARNEY, Michael (1841-1927) married to Bridget CROSBY (1849-1925) had six children: John F., Mary, Sarah, Thomas, George, and Beatrice. Lived in Ilion, New York. Believed to have been a tool maker at Remington Arms. Looking for information on early years. Michael was the son of Patrick Carney and Bridget McDOUNOUGH, Ilion, New York. (natural mother was Mary WARD). Michael may have been born in Rosconnon, Ireland. Looking for connection to homeland. e-mail: JeffNY2NJ@aol.com

Jeff Carney Sun 2 Nov 1997
Looking for information on James HARTFORD (early 1800s) married to Alice DOWLING (1812-1880). Lived in London Bridge (now Ilion). Had four children, Michael D.(1841-1920), William, Catherine, and Jane (1849-1935). Believed to have owned a farm and died young. Census records from 1850 list Alice Dowling Hartford as widowed. His son Michael D. served in 121st N.Y. Volunteers during time of the Civil War. Any information is appreciated. e-mail: JeffNY2NJ@aol.com

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