Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for October 1 - 15

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Carole Wed Oct 15 1997; received 10/19
Searching for parents of Sarah PARKER b. 1808 Montgomery County, NY. Married ca. 1829 Isaac PALMER and moved to Steuben County, NY. Sarah died after 1880. Please email me at CHHRabbit@aol.com

William MacKay Wed Oct 15 1997; received 10/19
JONES, ROSA: Seek illumination abt Frederick W. JONES and his kin. Jones lived in Adams, Jefferson Co, NY, c. 1824-1830 census. In 1840, he appears in Cairo, Greene Co, NY; 1850, in Buffalo, Erie Co, NY. He may be the F.W. Jones in Nancy, Oneida Co, NY, in 1860 census. Particularly interested in possible family relationship with Elizabeth Jones? ROSA, who 1819 m. Maus VAN VRANKEN Rosa of Herkimer Co. and Adams and Watertown, Jefferson Co, NY, and her sister Laura. Elizabeth later divorced, remarried, moved west. Were Frederick and Elizabeth siblings? I welcome any info, will answer all responses. 223 East 11th Street, NY, NY 10003

H. M. Metheny Wed Oct 15 1997; received 10/19
Researching following families: RAUT, STARRING, PADDOCK. Thank you.

Don Bryant Mon Oct 13 1997; received 10/19
FRIES (FRIZ) & LINCK (LINK): Andrew FRIZ and Christina LINK were "of Sharon" Schoharie County when they were married February 10, 1815, by Rev. John Toll, a pastor in the Reformed Dutch Churches in the Canajoharie District Montgomery County. Looking for any possible connections to these individuals. Christina was the dau. of Johannes and Elizabeth (KUHN) LINCK of Dutchess County. By 1826 were in Orleans County.

Anne Sears Sun Oct 12 1997; received 10/19
Searching for Elizabeth KLOCK COX QUACKENBUSH, b. ca. 1750. After the death of her husband Ebenezer Cox, in Battle of Oriskany, she married Hunter Scott Quackenbush. I found them in "The Qualkenbush Family in America", by Gail Richard Qualkenbush. No mention of what happened to Elizabeth as Hunter married a 3rd wife in 1812(?). Any clues as to what happened to her, and their five children, baptised in Fonda, St. Johnsville, and German Flats DRC.

Margaret C. Newport Wed 15 Oct 1997
Pillip VAN HORN, 2nd son of Cornelius Van Horn (b. 1745) and Eve FREDERICK. Phillip grew up at Mill Point, Glen, Montgomery Co N.Y. 1770-1790. Also lived in Cato, Cayuga Co N.Y. about 20 years, then moved to Rives Junction, Jackson Co, MI. He died within a few years after he moved to MI.

Cornelius fought in Battle of Oriskany with the 5th Tryon Co. Militia under Capt John Vissher of Fonda, N.Y. Cornelius Van Horn's name is on a memorial stone listing soldiers who fought in that battle. Am looking for documented proof (i.e. birth record, Bible record, etc) to determine whether this Phillip is Cornelius' son. Abram Van Horn, Cornelius' brother also had a son named Phillip. National Archives could not find Cornelius' war record when it was applied for. Any clue or help you might have would be greatly appreciated. Margaret C. Newport, P.O. Box 152, Grand Ledge, MI 48837-0152 Email: mcnrjn@voyager.net

Sandi Follette Wed 15 Oct 1997
Looking for info on history of Newport in Herkimer County. Family I am researching is FORTUNE, my maiden name. I know I am related to Samuel (1763-1844). Anything would be appreciated.

Dennis Kinney Wed 15 Oct 1997
ALLENS of Montgomery: Seeking info on Samuel Pierce ALLEN b. 1775. Married Lucy BECKWITH b.1779 on March 11, 1798 at Amsterdam, Montgomery Co. 14 children. Clother ALLEN married Phoebe NORTHRUP March 15,1821 at Amsterdam, Montgomery Co.

Other children of Samuel and Lucy: Rebecca J. Allen, Phebe R., Stephen B., Hopy H., John J., Lorenzo D., Lucinda B., Simeon P., Patience H. D., Abigail P., Cynthia E., George M., and Morcia B. Lots of other ALLENS from personal papers out of family bible. They range from Otsego Co, NY to Nebraska. Any info appreciated. Dennis Kinney Lacey. DKinney@aol.com

Tamara WilkinsonTue 14 Oct 1997
TIMMERMAN/ZIMMERMAN: Seeking info concerning Anne Eve Timmerman (b. 1743, d. 1822) in Herkimer Co? She married Christian GETMAN, July 1760. Especially interested in her parents, Catarina NELLIS and Adam Timmerman/Zimmerman. Would appreciate any information about this family. Thanks! (Tamara Wilkinson)

Joan Veeder Tue 14 Oct 1997
In early spring of this year two ladies from Herkimer submitted two letters to the Fonda Historical Society for archiving. The first letter was from John A. VEEDER to Garret BREES requesting the hand of his daughter Sally Brees in marriage. The second letter was Garrie Brees response to John A. Veeder. The letters were written in 1807 and are in reference to my gg-grandparents. I would like to contact these ladies for additional information on John and Sally. If anyone can tell me who these ladies are or where I can contact them I would be forever grateful. I have been given xerox copies of the letters and am in the process of "cleaning them up". Please contact me. Joan Veeder. Norb162611@aol.com (Note: To avoid confusion for new researchers, the Fonda Historical Society is actually the Montgomery County Department of History and Archives, at Fonda, NY)

Alan Dunham Mon 13 Oct 1997
Looking for info on James or Frank Henry PECK or PEEK, died about 1929-1930. Was owner of cigar store in Amsterdam, NY. Also looking for info on his wife? Amy C. DUNHAM, died about 1884 in Sauquoit, Utica, or Clayville, believed buried in Clayville. Also Frank Henry Dunham, born Oct 10, about 1884 in Sauquoit.

Walter Heidenreich Sat 11 Oct 1997
Trying to locate information regarding James BORDEN and family living in Fairfield 1820 to 1850. His wife was Ann and had several children. Also want to verify that his father was Timothy. Any help will be appreciated. (Note: Some info about this specific family is in Jane Raynore's Memoirs of Old Fairfield, Part 2.)

Tammy Lunkenheimer Sat 11 Oct 1997
LUNKENHEIMER, William Nicholas (or Nicholas William) born 1888 in Amsterdam, NY. Married to Ellen Agnes FINNEGAN born 1895 in Amsterdam, NY. Had at least 4 children: Virginia, William, Edward and John. Know that the youngest child, John Gerard b. Mar 7, 1931 at St Mary's Hospital lived in Fonda NY in 1931. William Nicholas worked as a silk weaver 1922-31+. I am searching for the names of William Nicholas' parents, grandparents and siblings.

Susan Hummel Fri Oct 10 1997
I am looking for information on Jacob MYERS who as born in 1730 in German Flatts, NY. He was married to Anna Maria HAGAR in 7 Oct. 1754 . Jacob died 24 Oct 1781 in Currytown, Mont. Co, NY. Jacob Myers' parents were Hendrick Myers and Anna KANIGUNDA. Thank you.

Barbara Weiler Thu Oct 9 1997
MOON: A Philip Moon was said to be in Palatine Bridge about 1790. He had three sons named William, Abram and Issac. The name of Philip and William are familiar to me as I am a descendent of men with these names. I am hoping that information about this family will give me clues as to the background of the William and Philip from Ontario County that I seek. According to the 1790 census a Darius Moon lived across the Mohawk River in Canajoharie at that time. Is he connected in any way with Philip? If you have any information about any of these Moons I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Barbara Moon Weiler

Joyce Wiedrich Thu Oct 9 1997
Looking for information on Uriah BAUTER born 1754 in Germany, and son Adam Bauter born 1779 in Montgomery Co., N. Y. married Catherine WAGNER born in Herkimer County, New York.

Mary Lusk Thu 9 Oct 1997
Still searching desperately for any information on Sylvanus SEAMAN of Carlinville, Ill. or Fairfield, Herkimer Co. NY. We have exhausted all ideas. Any help is welcome. If anyone out there is in New York we could really use your help in answering our questions. We will trade research in Missouri and Illinois for any information about Sylvanus in Fairfield. We understand we was born there about 1808, died in Carlinville, Macoupin Co. Illinois in 1893. He married Nancy McWAINE who we believe was quite a bit younger than he was. She was born in Kentucky about 1824. The had the following children:

  • Mary E. b. 1841, m. Samuel BOYER
  • William James b. 1844
  • Milly b. 1848, m. William ROGERS
  • Lewis b. 1849
  • Ellen b. 1852
  • Samuel Robert b. 1853
  • George Riley b. 1854
  • Lavina b. 1860
  • Charles b. 1866

We believe all were born in Illinois. Please, Sylvanus Seaman descendants, we know you are out there. Sylvanus had about as many professions as he did children. He was a stagecoach driver, served in the military, was a butcher and who knows what else. If you do know something please email MADMANSMOM@aol.com Help!!!

David Wyble Sr. Tue Oct 7 1997
Looking for info on a probate abstract of a John WAFLE, (of Palatine), will date 2/21/1815; probated 5/5/1819. Legatees: wife, Margaret; sons: Conradt, Adam, John, Phillip, Frederick, Andrew, George and Henry; daus.: Caty, Eve and Regeenam; grandson John and granddaughter Eve. (WMC 57:168) Help please....

David Wyble Sr. Tue Oct 7 1997
Looking for pension abstract info on a Henry WAFLE, b. 1/1/1758; bapt. by Rev. Ehle and named John Henry, when baptized. Married Margaret WORMUTH on 4/2/1782 at Oswegatchie by Rev. Abraham Rosencrantz. Died 5/24/1841. (Margaret Wafle was b. 1762.) A resident of Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., NY, Henry served during the Revolutionary war. Any info on these two people or provide direction will greatly be appreciated. Dave Wyble

Carol Perry Tue 7 Oct 1997
Looking for information on family of YOUNG/ CRONEY: Etta Letto CRONEY 4/6/27, mother Hattie Mary YOUNG and father Henry Richard CRONEY, was born on Dick Croney farm in Jordanville, NY (near a swamp) near the William GILL Farm. Dr. Linden attended the birth. Etta had a brother that went to the Owen D. Young school until 4th grade. Her mother had family in E. Springfield and Cherry Valley and Little Falls. Her father was born in Barbados and had relatives also in E. Springfield. Does anyone know have any information on this family at all.

Mother Hattie Young's maternal aunt Lillie KELLER and husband Ezekial are buried in the old cemetary behind fire station in Van Hornsville. Her paternal side was from the town of Herkimer and lived mostly in Minden area. Hattie's place of birth is listed as Paradise (could this be the road), Minden and Newville on three different documents! Help! I have come to a dead end.

Joe D. Downs Mon Oct 6 1997
DOWNS, Lyman b. 1793, CT > Herkimer/Oneida Cos.> Trumball Co, OH> Lenawee Co, MI> Boone Co, IL. Children: William Henry, Edward, George Washington, Jonathan Clark, Esther (CASWELL), Daniel Lyman, Charity A.(STOCKING), Mary Ann (ANDRUS), Harriett Amelia (Andrus), and Julia (Caswell).

Linda Whitford Mon Oct 6 1997
I'm looking for information on the HAWN family of Montgomery County. My great-grandfather's name was Dewitt Clinton Hawn, b. 10-29-1847, d. 11-23-1915. He was born in Ft. Plain, moved to Canajoharie in 1850, moved to Minden in 1855. He then moved to Cicero, N.Y. around 1870. He married Sarah Jane BUTTON, who was adopted by Joseph and Emma Button. Dewitt's father's name was George H. Hawn and mother's name Caroline. Dewitt's brothers and sisters: James Harvey, Spencer, Harrison, Laura and Helen. After moving to Cicero, N.Y. he then moved to the McPherson, Kansas area and then to Irwinville, Georgia where he passed away. Thanks.

Re: the next two queries, I'm making a rare exception to our rule as far as putting up queries that do not cite Herkimer or Montgomery County. The next query is filled with surnames of Mohawk Vally origin.

Sally Young Mon Oct 6 1997
Looking for anyone researching these surnames in Orleans County in and near the towns of Carlton, Ridgeway, Yates, Lyndonville. George HOUSEMAN m. Maria Elizabeth KESSLER 5-3-1785. Children:

  • John: Charity Vedder 1825/1830
  • Polly: m. Henry Lovewell 1816/1817
  • George: m. Sally Covert 3-3-1817
  • Jacob: m. Polly Loudon 1818/1819
  • Hannah: m. Amos Seymour 1-11-1818
  • Daniel: m. Alletta Covert 1822
  • Henry: Mary Pettit 1843
  • Maria: b. 2-14-1786
  • Philena: b. 8-28-1787

Some of the children moved to Mchigan in the middle 1800s.

Bill Yates Mon Oct 6 1997
I am researching the descendants of Joseph YATES (1647-1730) of Albany who m. Hubertje Marselis VAN BOMMEL. Successive generations went to New York City, Schenectady, Troy, the Mohawk Valley and across the U.S. Desire to correspond with anyone with a YATES from NY in their family tree.

Tom Edwards Sun Oct 5 1997
Andrew W. LEWIS, born in Herkimer County, NY, 1845. Served as private, and teamster, for Company K, 2nd New York Heavy Artillery (12-63 to 09-65; wounded at Spotsylvania Courthouse and Cold Harbor, Va.. Moved to Ney, Defiance County, Ohio, after the war; shown at this location in Special 1890 Census. Res. (abbrev.) LEWIS, of Lowell, Oneida Co, NY is listed in National Archives records as Andrew's father and that address as Andrew's place of residence.

Query: trying to identify Lewis in photo of his company; would help to find family photos. Also wish to confirm story that LEWIS came to Ohio with his brothers after the war. Is it possible that Francis A. Lewis and John S. Lewis shown on the 2nd NY Heavy Artillery roster are related to Andrew W. Lewis? (Note: Read about Andrew W. Lewis on our military honor roll.

Michael Brown Sat 4 Oct 1997

Early resident of Charleston Four Corners, Mont. Co., NY: Hi - just found this site. I have done some research from a distance on my ancestor, Gabriel L. HORTON, who moved to Montgomery Co. about 1790. The 1790 census lists a Gilbert Horton which may be an error or a relative - one of the questions I still have. Gabriel was "head" of the Quakers in the area. He married a Sarah WING. I have transcribed his will and located 54 grandchildren on the 1850 census. Have his line back to the original immigrant from England. Happy to share any of this. MBrown4169@aol.com

Karen Fri Oct 3 1997
David REMORE/ RIMA: Father Johan George Remore. Mother: Catherine LINTZ. David b. abt. 1796 in Schuyler, Herkimer Co. NY. Any information on the Remores of this county please let me know. Thank you.

Stacie McKay Fri Oct 3 1997
Looking for any info on a Michael McMAHON b. in Norway, Herkimer Co., NY in 1857. his wife's name is Margaret SHEEHAN and they had a daughter, Julie A. McMahon, in Williston, VT.

Joseph H. Spine Wed 1 Oct 1997
My mother, nee WRIGHT, is descended of DILLENBACHs/ DILLENBECKs by way of HODOMs, etc., all from Montgomery Co., Palatine Bridge, St. Johnsville area. Their genealogy has been done. In fact, the second book for the family I ordered, but apparently the person died (Newport area...can't remember the name) and my order was never placed. I am just getting into this genealogy for the SPAGNAs (SPINEs) and I have so much more appreciation for the dedication that the Dillenbach historians have done over the years. If perchance anyone can put me in contact with a Dillenbach which has my order for the 2nd book I would appreciate it. Thank you Dillenbachs and Herkimer-Montgomery Counties.

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