Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for April 1 - 15 1997





Jody Levey Davis Tue 15 Apr 1997
I am planning to be in New York in May on a research trip, spending two days in Schenectady, two days in Montgomery, and one day in Herkimer. In Herkimer I will be working on the family of Samuel LEVEE of Little Falls - 1830 to the present. Some of this family has already been covered in the TIMMERMAN book. I know I need to spend some time in the courthouse itself (wills, deeds, etc). Should I plan on going to the Herkimer Historical Society? Does the Herkimer Library have obituaries? Are they indexed? Would vitals be with the Town Clerk in Little Falls or at the courthouse? I would be most grateful for any suggestions you might have. Many, many thanks!



Benny Klock Tue 15 Apr 1997
Trying to research a KLOCK relative who resided in Montgomery CO in the early to mid 1700's. Johannes H. Klock b. about 1711 and married to Anna Margaretha FOX. I believe Johannes is my gggg-grandfather. Whom may I contact for help? Thanks. I'm a menber of the West Florida Genealogy Society in Pensacola, Fl.



Cheryl Classick Tue Apr 15 1997
HILTS/ HILLS: Looking for the parents of Mary Hiltz (HIlls?) born March 7, 1814 in town of Stark, Herkimer County. Her parents were listed as Abram and Elizabeth on her death certificate 1895. Her children are: Lany, Mary Ann, Melinda, John Norman, Sanford, Lucinda, Levi Jacob, Morgan, Martha Ellen, Julia Amanda and Anna Hayes all born between 1835 and 1854. Her husband was Levi Hayes of Montgomery County. She lived all her life in the Herkimer/Mongomery County area. Please contact me if you have any information.



Stephanie Walker Tue Apr 15 1997
Looking for Galusha, Guile, Gibson, Healy, Phipps, Cuppernoll, Messinger, Schuyler, Zoller, Dockstader in Herkimer Co.



Cheryl Classick Tue Apr 15 1997
CROUSE/KROUSE: I am looking for the parents of Benjamin Crouse, born 1808 near St. Johnsville, Montgomery County. Am also looking for the parents of his wife Cathy Ann WEAVER, born 1812, probably the same area. Their children are Pamela, Horatio, Oliver, Martha, Ann, Sara Ann, David, Franklin and Elizabeth all born between 1830 and 1850.



Avis Gillett West Mon Apr 14 1997; received 4/17
I am looking for information on Beriah GILLET. He was a member of the Ames Baptist Church of Fonda in 1797-8. He owned property in Sharon, Schoharie Co which he sold in 1801. His wife's name was Harriet and his daughter Elizabeth married Samuel BAYLEY. Any information would be appreciated.



Oscar Kirkpatrick Mon 14 Apr 1997
My grandfather, Hugh Gilbert KIRKPATRICK, was born in Montgomery County, NY in 1872, s/o Hugh and Jane Garret Kirkpatrick. My father told me he was born at Stone Arabia. I have never been able to get any more information as my grandfather died when my father was 11 years old and my grandmother remarried. History was lost in time. Is Stone Arabia in Montgomery County and are there any records for that area in that time? Oscar Kirkpatrick. Columbus, IN



Catherine Benjamin Mon Apr 14 1997
My gggg-grandfather was Augustus VanSLYKE, born May 22, 1777. Augustus came to Cattaraugus Co. in about 1830 with Henry FRANK. Augustus married Henry's granddaughter Nancy Eve. A family member thought Augustus was the son of Peter (son of Jess) born 1763. This would have made Peter only 14 when Augustus was born. Seems unlikely! Augustus named his children: Martin, Mary "Polly", Elizabeth, Henry, John, and Andrew (My ggg-grandfather). I am also interested in the Frank family from Frankfort. I am also looking for the children of a Jeremiah MEACHAM who resided in Montgomery Co. in 1790. Any information would be appreciated.



Lynne H. DeMont Mon April 14 1997
John NOTTINGHAM, 1800-1810 census, possible father of James Nottingham, lived in Warren or Warren Township in Herkimer County. According to Lake County Illinois history, early settlers arrived there from Warren Township, Herkimer County, NY. They named their Illinois settlement Warren Township.

The succession possibly goes like this:

Additional note: there are two Nottinghams listed in the 1790 New York census--both in Ulster County--Stephen and Margaret. These people are descendants of Captain William Nottingham who arrived in America in 1664. I'm hoping that John Nottingham is the son of one or the other of these two people. The Ulster County Nottinghams have a tracable history.

One final question. How can I find church records for Warren Township, New York? I'm willing to write any number of letters. Thank you so much for your interest and help.



Judy Bridges Sun Apr 13 1997
Searching for information on Nahum DANIELS who arrived in Herkimer Co. about 1795. Located in Poland. He and son, George Cook Daniels moved to Hammond, St. Lawrence Co. by 1820. George COOK Daniels was married to Mariah Louise BAKER.



R. Clayton Sun Apr 13 1997
Attached is a very long posting which corrects errors and expands (replaces) my posting of Dec 12. Robert Wallace CLAYTON was born in Charlestown, Montgomery County on May 26, 1832. His parents were John and Marie BLANCHARD Clayton. Around 1847, when Robert was 15, his father left Montgomery County never to return. Family (anecdotal) history reports that John was killed in the Mexican War, but the National Archives reports no that no John Clayton from Montgomery County, NY served in that war.

Family history also records John's father as Farmer Clayton from Townshend, Windham County VT. Farmer married (~1805) Mehitable MILLER of Townshend VT and migrated to Saratoga County, possibly Corinth, around 1810. Their children were Russell, Farmer, Jr., and John. Family stories make Farmer's parents John and Sarah WATKINS Clayton of Townshend, VT. This oldest John is believed to have fought with the Vermont Militia for 165 days, including the battle of Bennington. The records at National Archives show a Jonathan Clayton who married Susanna Watkins and served in the VT Militia. I am awaiting a full report on those records.

In Robert Wallace Clayton's Bible, there is an inscription which describes John as a nephew of Abigale Clayton WELLS of Charleston. Abigale was the wife of Sergeant Robert Wells, a well-known person in Charleston, Montgomery County. Abigale was the daughter of Peter and Rachel Abby Clayton. (b. 1776 Duanesburg, m. Nov 1791, d. Mar 1846 in Charleston). Rachel was Peter's second wife, the first, Mary LYON having died and left a seven-year-old daughter, Mary (Polly) in 1791. Peter, whom I have linked to Jonathan only through the Bible reference to John as his great-nephew, was also a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He served in the PA 10th Regiment from 1777 to 1800. My questions are:

To complicate things, a Jonathan and John Clayton from New Jersey settled in Montgomery County after the Rev. War. Their census records do not match the information that I have as to the ages of Robert and his siblings. Robert Wallace Clayton left Montgomery County as a young man and located in Stony Creek, Warren County. There he lived for over 60 years. Robert was married twice, to an unknown person (possibly from Montgomery Co.) who bore a daughter, Laura, and to Alrena TRIPP of Warren County who bore John Jay, Wallace, and the twins Ella and Delbert. Around 1911 he moved to the Saratoga County farm of my grandfather, his son, Delbert Eugene Clayton. He died in 1925 at age 93. Robert Wallace was buried from Reynolds Corners Methodist Church in Gansvoort, NY, and interned in Griswold Cemetary. Rev.



Catherine Benjamin Sun Apr 13 1997

I am looking for information about Augustus VanSLYKE. He was born May 22, 1777 in Herkimer Co. NY. He died Nov. 21, 1864 in Ashford, NY. He married Nancy Ann FRANK, daughter of Andrew Frank.



David Cates Sun Apr 13 1997
I'm am researching the KEYSOR Family of Stone Arabia, Palantine Bridge and later Manheim.

Thank you in advance for any help. By the way, where did the name Stone Arabia come from? It took us a while to identify that this was a U.S. connection.



Noel Orris Sun Apr 13 1997
I am interested in info on: POOLE PEARSON, b. ca l755 Albany. Thank you, Noel.



Sue Crosby Fri Apr 11 1997
Lost in Herkimer: Benjamin VINCENT b. Stephentown, NY; m. Maria FREER in Troy, NY; moved to Russia, Herkimer Co, before the 1800 census. Their son Gardner VINCENT, b. 14 May, 1789, Herkimer Co.; m. (1) Mabel BRADLEY, b. 1804, Russia, Herkimer Co. Need parents of Mabel Bradley. Benjamin Vincent and Maria FREER's children were:



Lynn Weeden Fri Apr 11 1997
PARKER, George, b. prob. in R.I. Was father of Isaac, Archibald and Jacob, all three of whom came to Twp. Litchfield, Herkimer, Co. ca 1794. George, the father, was a Revolutionary War Soldier. Would like to know where in Rhode Island they migrated from and more evidence that he was, indeed, a Revolutionary War soldier.



Joanne E. Langdon Fri Apr 11 1997
Calvin W. DENISON m. Susan A. WOOD. Lived Litchfield 1850 census with children William, Hannah E., Susan E., Stanton (aka Staunton) and Charles. I have traced Susan A., Stanton and Charles to Sunderland/Arlington, VT. Need all data on Calvin W., William and Susan E. I will appreciate any help you can offer.



Lynn Weeden Fri Apr 11 1997
FORD, Amanda and FORD, Nathaniel: Amanda Ford was born 1805 and Nathaniel Ford was born 1806, both born in Minden Twp. Montgomery Co. Trying to establish that they were brother and sister. Amanda mar. John D. ELDRIDGE who was born in 1806.



Douglas V. Smith Thu Apr 10 1997
Searching for dates and places of death and burial of Margaret (STARING) WOHLEBEHN, wife of Abraham WOHLEBEN. She was born 1783 German Flatts and they married 1802 Herkimer.



Cindy Gilbert Thu 10 Apr 1997
My grandfather was Uriah Mitchell HUNTER of St. Johnsville, who died 1918, and married my grandmother, Dollie Ella HUDDLESTON. They had one daughter, my mother Ruth Constance. Uriah's parents, Abbie THATCHER and James or David Hunter, were killed at the Navvare Hotel in Albany in 1900 from a gas leak. My grandfather survived. Mention of relatives named SNELL, CROUSE and HANDY were left by my mother. Would appreciate any info as I am new to this. Thanks.



Julie Bright Wed Apr 9 1997
SPERRY/ STILES: Interested in corresponding with anyone who knows of: Zalmon Hall SPERRY b c 1800 m Polly STILES b c 1804 Herkimer Co.NY. This family had children from 1827-1846 and removed to Rock Creek, OH. I am trying to find Zalmon Sperry's parents.



Mark Groettum Wed Apr 9 1997
I am looking for information about the KELTON Family. Addison Kelton was born in Little Falls abt 1844. His father was Ardon Kelton, and his mother was Mary (last name unknown). I would appreciate any help you can give.



Allan Abrahamse Tue Apr 8 1997
Looking for information about Euphena COLE, born around 1810, living in Newport, Herkimer, NY in 1850 with her husband James and children Edward and Martha.



Nancy Yeager Mon Apr 7 1997
Cortez OLDS born 1806 Mass; died 1871, Newport, Herkimer. Wife Catherine JENKINS born 1813 New Jersey; died 1895, Schuyler, Herkimer. Children:

Does anyone know this family?



Nancy Sibley Yeager Mon Apr 7 1997
Peter GARDNER born 1814 Steuben, New York and wife Lovina born 1816. Found in Herkimer Co, Town of Frankfort. Children:

Does anyone know this family? Thanks.



Kevin S. Anderson Mon Apr 7 1997
Seeking contact with descendants of the EVANS and BENNETT families of Mayfield, Montgomery ( Fulton ) County, New York. Isaac Evans married Elizabeth Bennett and both died in Lapeer County, Michigan after 1840. Would like to know if connected families of VAN DEUSEN, HALLENBECK, CLUTE, and WILLEY had ties to Montgomery County.



B Loucks Vanderhoff Mon Apr 7 1997
Little Falls, Herkimer Co. Want siblings of Othello FOX LOUCKS b: May 1836, son of Henry C. LOUCKS and Nancy(Anna) Maria FOX BELLINGER LOUCKS.



Alan English Mon Apr 7 1997
Two ENGLISH family ancestors from Norway, Herkimer Co., NY, of Irish descent, served with Capt. Jared Smith Co. in 1811-12. Do any of you 1812 War experts know which side this outfit was on? They were William English, Thomas English and Robert English. Probably all were children or grandchildren of Robert English Sr., who settled in Norway just before 1800.



Annette Salsbery Mon Apr 7 1997
I am searching for information on the marriage of Christopher SERVOSS and Marie VANDERVEER sometime after 1860. Would also like any information on their deaths. We believe Christopher died around 1865.



Strong Sat Apr 5 1997
Daniel OSTERHOUT came from Root, Montgomery County N.Y. He was born 1833. He came to Michigan and is listed in census with John Osterhout family. I believe this is his father as several of John's sons are listed as brothers to Daniel in his obituary. John is married to an Eliza who seems to be too young to be Daniel's mother however. Would appreciate it if anyone has records of these people and their lives in Montgomery County, N.Y. Any information of the Osterhout family would be appreciated. Thank you.



Jeanette Bader Nichols Sat Apr 5 1997
Have been trying to locate information on the BADER family in the Mohawk Valley area of NY. Have recently found out that my gg-grandfather was Mickael or Michael Bader born in Melchor, Montgomery Co., NY. Not sure of year. However, he had a son Benjamin who was born in 1834 possibly in MI. Someone in family told me there was a book written (?) called "The Baders of Mohawk Valley". The Baders came from Bavarian Germany to the US. Any help in locating information or where a copy of the book mentioned would be appreciated. Note: Melchor is not in my NY State Atlas. Does anyone know where it was? The Coordinator.



Douglas Sun 06 Apr 1997
Searching for dates and places of death and burial of Richard/Dietrick CASLER/ KESSLER born German Flatts 1787, son of Conrad Casler. Married Herkimer 1809 to Betsey RINKEN. Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net



Kenneth Wood Sat 5 Apr 1997; revised April 6
My great-grandparents, Alfred WOOD ( b1839 ) and Ossay ( b 1847 ) came from Herkimer, NY and ran a general store and bake shop in Selby, Ont. sometime after 1887 . They had eleven children:

Alfred and Ossay came up to Selby, Lennox and Addington County, in Ontario Canada sometimes after 1887 (they are not listed in the 1887 Lennox and Addington Atlas). I know that John, Truman, and Allen lived there also. I believe that Fred was a barber in Boonville, and his son followed his trade, just retiring within the last decade. My grandfather Allen owned a cheese factory (found recently to be Canada's oldest) in Selby until his death in the 1950s. His youngest son, my uncle Gerald Wood, went down to a relative's cheese factory in Herkimer County back in the 1930s or 1940s to learn cheese making. He and my father, Dorland Wood, worked in the Selby Cheese Factory when they were young. When I was a child in the 1950s, we visited my father's cousin George Wood, in Rome NY from time to time. They had a cottage on Fifth Lake in the Fulton Chain near Old Forge NY where we vacationed once or twice. Thanks again for your interest. Sincerely, Kenneth Wood. woodman@ihorizons.net



Chuck Leitt Sat 5 Apr 1997
ENGEL and LEITT (LIITT) families: Looking for any information as to when Philip Engel settled in Amsterdam and then Fonda (around 1884 or 1885). I can find the family on the 1900 Montgomery census, so any info before would be great.

Also Henry Liitt (Leitt) who was in the Civil War 1862 and entered from the town of Mohawk. He was born in Keil, Germany in 1840 and I can find him on the 1880 Montgomery census but not on the 1860. Thanks for any help you can give me. Chuck Leitt. CLeitt@aol.com



Debra Eddy Fri Apr 4 1997
Researching Jeremiah CRAMER (11 Apr 1791, Town of Halfmoon, Saratoga Co., NY - 16 July 1845, Freedom Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI), son of John George CRAMER, Jr. and Rebecca STEENBERG. He accompanied his parents to Duanesburg, Schenectady Co., NY, before 1810. By 1820 he lived in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY. He was first married to Eva KILMER (christened 7 Oct 1792, West Copake, Columbia Co., NY; died in childbirth 17 Nov 1819, probably Florida, Montgomery Co., NY ).

Jeremiah and Eva had 5 children: Philip, who married Sarah MOREHOUSE and Mary Morehouse and died in Angola, Steuben Co., IN; Rebecca Eva, who married Martin EDDY and died in Victory, Cayuga Co., IN; George, who married Rebecca HAND and lived in Woodland, Barry Co., MI; Peter, who married Artemesia LOWRY and Mary Ann MONCEY ( he lived for a time in Woodland, Barry Co., MI, and moved to Pentwater, Oceana Co., MI); and Joseph, no further information.

Jeremiah's second marriage, in 1819, in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., NY, was to Ruth LOWRY (died 1846, Lodi, Washtenaw Co., MI), daughter of Peter LOWRY and Hannah WILTSEY. They had 8 children: Jeremiah, who married Melissa in Canton, Wayne Co., MI, and lived in Plymouth, Wayne Co.; Ezekiel, who died in Silver Creek, Wright Co., MN; Emeline, the wife of Danford DAVISON ( she died in Michigan Twp., LaPorte Co., IN ) ; James, who married Alvira TYLER and lived in Woodland Twp., Barry Co., MI; Densmore, who married Catharine ROBINSON in Hamburg, Livingston Co., and died in Washtenaw Co., MI; Harlow, who married Mary Catherine DALRYMPLE in Matherton Hamlet, Ionia Co. and died in Bethany, Gratiot Co., MI; and Martin Wilsie, who was married three times, to Delinda Eveline SIAS, Charlotte, and Marinda O. He died in Holland, Ottawa Co., MI; and Sarah Ann, who married Seldon E. Norton in Barry Co., MI.



Karen Bidleman Thu Apr 3 1997
BIDLEMAN : I am tracing Adam Bidleman, whose father was also Adam. I believe he was born in Herkimer County in about 1828. His grandfather was Peter Simon Bidleman. The name is often misspelled BIDDLEMAN ( a common problem even today). I believe the family came from Germany in the early 1600s. Would like to exchange info with anyone sharing this last name in their family. Karen Bidleman, 2022 Benson Ave. Klamath Falls OR, 97601



B Jaymot Thu Apr 3 1997
George and Alphia GAY, my gg-grandparents, son Ansel born 31 Aug 1809 Warren, Herkimer Co NY. I found one reference in the Warren 1810 census for George and family. I have no other previous information of George and Alphia. The family moved to Braintrim, Wyoming Co,. PA about 1810. I am looking for other relatives, and birthplace and marriage records of George and Alphia. I also found Samuel, Nathan and William Gay on the same census.



Larry Licari Wed Apr 2 1997
LICARI, Salvatore: born 1877 and came to US in 1904. Lived on Railroad St. in Frankfort and was listed in 1920 census still living there. Merged with RAPPA family, believed to still be living in Frankfort.



Sharon (Taggart) Janucik Tue Apr 1 1997
Searching for family of James and Hannah (Anna) CROSSLEY. Listed in 1903-04 Amsterdam, NY city directory, address of 47 Vrooman Avenue. James was born in 1851, died 1915-20. He was a "Boss Weaver"/foreman. Hannah was born in 1855, died 1904-05. Their children were:

James second wife's name was Margaret (Meg) MOBB.




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