Profile of the Mault Family

Amsterdam, NY

Montgomery County NY

Compiled and Contributed by Lisa Slaski

This is not intended as a complete genealogy, but is rather a quick look at this family through online resources. I am not related to this family, but I ended up working on it to help with a query and found some significant info (I think). There are likely errors and omissions in this work. The family members did not stay in the Amsterdam area, but the parents appear to have lived there for most of their adult lives. If you would like to send in corrections or additions, please feel free to contact the site coordinators. - Lisa Slaski

George H. Mault was born about 1854 in Mass. He was a blacksmith and moved to Amsterdam before 1880. He married Jane Agnes who was born in Cohoes, July 24, 1854. They are found in Amsterdam in the 1880 census and there again in 1910. In 1920, they are living with their son Newton in Schuyler, Herkimer county, NY. And neither can be found in the 1930 census. Jane had a half-brother named Walter Nichols of Amsterdam.

George and Jane Mault had the following children (others?):

  1. Leonard Mault, b. about 1874
  2. Robert Nairn Mault, b. 21 Dec 1875
  3. George H. Mault, b. 2 Jan 1878
  4. Nellie Mault, b. Jan 1880
  5. Charles Austin Mault, b. 7 Nov 1890
  6. William R. Mault, b. 29 Nov 1892
  7. Elsie D. Mault, b. abt 1895
  8. Ethel J. Mault, b. abt 1897
  9. Newton Alexander Mault, b. 4 Jun 1899 or 1900

There may be other children who were born between 1880 and 1900, as this family has not yet been found in the 1900 census, nor have they been researched in the NYS census records (in particular 1892 and 1905).

Notes on George and Jane Mault:

Jane appears to be the daughter of Robert and Jane Noran/Narran/Nairn of Cohoes in 1860 and Amsterdam in 1870. There is no proof, but the coincidental evidence is strong. Robert is listed as "Robert Nairn" in an 1869 directory of Montgomery county. George and Jane's first son is named is "Robert Nairn Mault" according to his WWI Civilian Draft Registration. Jane is known to be born about 1854 in Cohoes and her parents were born in Scotland, which matches with the Narran/Noran/Nairn family of Cohoes and Amsterdam. Also, Robert Noran/Narran/Nairn is a blacksmith, the same trade as George Mault. Lastly, there were two older boys, Alex and Edward, ages 18 and 16 respectively, with a surname of "Nicholas" living with the Nairn family in the 1860 census. This is very similar to the Walter Nichols named as a half-brother in Jane's obituary. Robert Nairn arrived in NYC on 29 May 1851 on the ship Marchioness of Clydesdale from Glasgow. Also, a widow Jane Nichol, 31, with sons, Alex, 7, James, 5, Walter, 4 and Mark, 3, arrived in NYC on 16 Sep 1851 from Liverpool on the ship Vandalia, they all being born in Scotland. I'm guessing that this is Jane who married Robert Nairn, but this is only a guess at this point.

Utica Morning Telegram, Utica, NY, 21 Oct 1921

Mrs. George H. Mault

Frankfort, Oct 20, - At her home in Schuyler, on Richardson Lane, last evening occurred the death of Jane Agnes, wife of George H. Mault, after an illness of several months. Deceased was born in Cohoes, July 24, 1854. Two years ago the family moved to Schuyler from Amsterdam. She was a member of The "Church of God" of Schuyler, organized a few years ago. She was highly respected by all who had her acquaintance. She is survived by her husband, five sons, Robert, George, Charles, William and Newton Mault, and three daughters, Mrs. Edward Farrell, Mrs. Clarence Ortner, and Ethel Mault, and also by a half-brother, Walter Nichols of Amsterdam.

Utica Weekly Herald, Utica, NY, 7 May 1895

Amsterdam, May 2 - The house owned and occupied by George Mault at Rockton was burned this morning. A defective line? caused the fire. The building was insured for $2,000.

More Notes on the Family:

WWI civilian draft registration:
Newton Alexander Mault, b. 4 Jun 1899, lists George H. Mault (father) of Rockton, Amsterdam, Montgo., NY as nearest relative.

WWI civilian draft registration:
Robert Nairn Mault, b. 21 Dec 1875, residing 478 Pearl Buffalo, Erie, NY, mother Jannie Mault, 5 Rockton St. Amsterdam, NY

WWI civilian draft registration:
Charles Mault, b. 7 Nov 1890 in Amsterdam, NY, machinist at Westinghouse Arms Co, East Springfield, MA, residing at 78 Lyon? Amsterdam, NY., wife and 3 kids, medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair.

WWI civilian draft registration:
William R. Mault, b. 29 Nov 1892, residing 61 2nd Gloversville, NY, born in Amsterdam, NY, plumber, married.

WWI civilian draft registration:
George H. Mault jr., b. 2 Jan 1878, residing 136 N. 3rd Ave McVille, Saratoga, NY

1880 census, Amsterdam, Montgomery, NY
Mault, George, 27, blacksmith, Mass, Eng, Mass
    Jane, 26, wife, NY, Scotland, Scotland
    Leonard, 6, son, NY, Mass, NY
    Robert, 4, son, NY, Mass, NY
    George, 2, son, NY, Mass, NH?
    Nellie, 4 months, b. Jan 1880, dau, NY, Mass, NY

1910 census Amsterdam, Montgomery, NY
George Mault, 56
    Jane A., 55
    William, 17
    Elsie D., 15
    Ethel J., 13
    Newton A., 10

1920 census, Schuyler, Herkimer, NY
Newton A. Mault, 20
    Jan A., 65
    George H., 66
    Ethel I., 21

1930 census, Syracuse, Onondaga, NY
Newton Mault, 30
    Gladys, 24

Social Security Death Index:
Newton Mault 4 Jun 1899 Jun 1967 Cortland, Cortland, New York

Utica Daily Press, Utica, NY, Tuesday October [??]

Mault - Peck

Frankfort, Oct 4, - Miss Gladys Peck and Newton A. Mault of Syracuse were united in marriage by Rev. William A. Fuller at the parsonage at Kast Schuyler.

A wedding dinner was served at the home of the groom's sister, Mrs. Leslie Robbins, after which Mr. and Mrs. Mault left for a wedding trip through the eastern part of the state. They will make their home in Syracuse on their return.

Guests present from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. William Mault, Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Bell.

The Utica Observer, Utica, NY, 10 Mar 1922

Robbins - Mault

Frankfort, Mar. 10 - The wedding of Miss Ethel Mault of Frankfort, and Leslie Robbins of Schuyler, was performed by Rev. C. E. Woodley of the Methodist Church at the parsonage Wednesday. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mault of Frankfort and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Robbins of Schuyler. The couple were attended by Alvin Robbins, brother of the groom, and Miss Elsie Orton.

Utica Daily Press, Saturday 2 Oct 1909 [Wed. 29 Sep 1909]

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mault of Amsterdam, who were married there on Wednesday are spending a week as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Mochrie, 822 [or 322?] West Dominick street. The bride is a sister by adoption of Mr. Mochrie.

Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY, 20 Dec 1932

Mrs. Henrietta S. Mault of 112-1/2 Dearborn Place, died from heart disease yesterday afternoon in Syracuse Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Charles A. Mault; seven daughters, Mrs. C. W. Guthrie of Elmira and Mrs. Alva Monehan and the Misses Elnor, Arline, Marcella, Myra and Marlyn Mault of Syracuse; a son, Charles Mault, and a brother Joseph Gill of Syracuse. The Rev. H. N. Parksons will conduct funeral services at the undertaking establishment of B. F. Brinaman, 457 James Street, at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Onondaga Hill.

The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, 23 Apr 1952

Mrs. Alva M. Moynihan of North Manlius died Monday night following a long illness.

Surviving are her husband, Daniel Moynihan; four daughters, Janet, Shirley, Judith, and Linda Moynihan; three sons, Petty Officer 3/c David Moynihan, Richard, and Gerald Moynihan; six sisters, Mrs. Claude Guthrie, Mrs. Thomas Wylie, Mrs. Robert Sturch, Mrs. Theodore DeWitt, Mrs. Roy Flink and Mrs. Eldon Doane, all of Elmira; a brother, Charles Mault of Elmira; and several aunts and uncles.

Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Russell Schepp Funeral Home, Minoa, the Rev. Sheldon Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Pine Plains cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. today.

The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY, 11 Jul 1950

Mault, Rollway Official, Expires

Charles Austin Mault, 59, of 226 Harriman st. died yesterday in University hospital, where he had been a patient three days. He was day superintendent at Rollway Bearing Co.

Mr. Mault was a native of Amsterdam. He had lived in Syracuse about 25 years. He was a member of Springfield, Mass., Masonic bodies.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ara Murray Mault; seven daughters, Mrs. Alva Monahan of Kirkville, Mrs. Claude Guthrie, Mrs. Marcella Doan, Mrs. Arlene Sturge, Mrs. Myra Dewitt, Mrs. Eleanor Wylie, and Mrs Marilyn Flink, all of Elmira Heights; three brothers, Newton of Kirkville, George of Mechanicsville and Robert of Cleveland, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Evans of Horseheads, Mrs. Ethel Robbins of Frankfort and Mrs. Jean Struen of Amsterdam, and several grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Schumacher & Mason memorial home. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens. The Rev. Dr. Calvin M. Thompson, Jr., will officiate. Friends may call at 366 W. Onondaga st. from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.

East Schuyler
Town of Schuyler, Herkimer County NY
MAULT, Agnes J. B. 1863 D. 1921

Sources were all found on the internet, including's large selection of databases, Heritage Quest's census records,'s large selection of central NY newspapers and some limited information on this site.

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