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


Jan Verhaal Wed Jan 15 1997
I am researching FENTONS. I have an obituary of my gg-grandfather, George W. FENTON born Jan. 11, 1820 in NY (no city or county given), who moved to WI. In 1885, he was survived by three children: Clarence of Springfield (no state given), Edward of Frederick, WI, and Ellen Bergstene of Minneapolis. Other things I've been told is George's wife's name was Josephine, his father's name may have been Abraham and his mother's name may have been Marjean WOOD. I also have the obituary of my g-grandfather Edward J. FENTON, born abt.1864. It states he was survived by 6 children and a brother Clarence FENTON of Cortland, NY.

Also found in my great-aunt's papers were the following names, all FENTONS: Cletus, F. M., Francis, Frederic, David, Henry, Laura, Michael, Richard and Peter, and the following places in NY: Rome, Utica, West Winfield, New Hartford, and Cortland. If you have anything on these names it would be great. I have quite a bit on the WI and MN FENTONS.



Lillee Zierau Wed Jan 15 1997
Information on John DENEGAR - Elizabeth Ann ROCKWELL, residents of Esperance about 50 years from 1844-1902. Also, their three sons William, Thomas (b. Esperance 1846), and Francis (b. Esperance 1848). I would like baptism records, marriage record of John and Elizabeth. Would like to document John's birthplace and his parents' names. Esperance is just south of Town of Charleston, Montgomery Co.



bob lorick Tue Jan 14 1997
I would be interested in finding dates of death of Charles and Bridgit SPAIN. Would like to know where they are buried and where in Ireland they originally came from. I know they emigrated from Ireland ca 1830 and their oldest son Stephen was born in Ireland ca 1829. All other children born Schuyler, Herkimer Co. from ca 1831-ca 1840. He probably died in Schuyler after 1880 and she probably died before 1880 in Herkimer Co., again probably in Schuyler Town.



George Adams Tue Jan 14 1997
Anyone know of a source for early marriages in Canajoharie. My GGG grandfather and grandmother, Amasa ADAMS, b 13 Sept 1772 and Phebe WENTWORTH, b 14 Jan 1797 were married in Canajoharie on 18 May 1797. I haven't been able to find any records so far. Thanks.



TOMIAMI Mon 13 Jan 1997
Seeking information on ancestry of John CAMPBELL, b. Russia, NY 1808. Married Harriet McALLISTER, b. New Hampshire, at Baptist Church, Poland, NY 1844. Lived most of their lives in Newport/Norway, NY. He d. 1888, she d. 1894, buried in Newport, NY cemetery.

Children living at home with John and Harriet on 1860 US census:
Isaac, Hellen, Mary, Catherine, Mary Jane, Allen, Neil, and Howard. Howard is my ancestor. All born between 1835 and 1865 and probably there were more children.

They lived on the "Campbell Farm" between Newport and Norway. Does anyone know where that is? I found two Campbells of similar age to John living in Russia where he was born - in 1850. Possibly his brothers: Leonard who was born in NY, as was John, and Dugall, who may have been an older brother, born in Scotland.

I also found a Jane McAllister, widow, born New Hampshire, living with a boarder, who may be Harriet's mother. Has anyone researched the McALLISTERS who were in the Newport, NY area, and came from New Hampshire/Vermont? Has anyone reserached the family of John CAMPBELL and Harriet McALLISTER who lived in Newport/Norway/Russia, NY early - mid 1800's? If you have any information, please email me at TOMIAMI@aol.com. Thank you!



Edward Hanlon Sun Jan 12 1997
Looking for information on Anton and Jenny GRUDEN, born in Slovenia and emigrated to US prior to 1918. Daughter Jane Frances Gruden HANLON born in Little Falls, Aug 8, 1918.



Rose Fry Sun Jan 12 1997
Would like to share information on the WHITEHEAD family who resided in Herkimer from 1720 til present time.



Juliette R. Smith Sat Jan 11 1997
BURT: Looking for information about and descendants of Alphonzo (Alfonzo, Alfonso) BURT, b. 1815 Little Falls, Herkimer Co. I have documentation of seven generations of ancestors starting with Alphonzo's father, Manesseh BURT. I have very little info about Alphonzo himself and about other descendants. His children with Elizabeth were Maria (m.n. MCCORKLE; my g.g. grandmother), Marion, Alvarado, Arthur, Mary (m.n. BROWNFIELD) and Melissa (m.n. HOLLIDAY). All children born in Little Falls. Alphonzo and Elizabeth appear in the 1850 census in Little Falls but "disappear" after that - where did they go? Any help is appreciated and reciprocated whenever possible.



Dick Listro Fri Jan 10 1997
I'm researching the following names in the 1800-1880 time frame in Lewis Co., which borders Herkimer County on the west: PLOPPER, BRADT and CUMMINGS. I have quite a bit of info on these families now and am looking for more.



M. Sim Fri Jan 10 1997
Hello from St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. I am researching the SPRAGUE surname. Elkanah Sprague was born in Winham Ct., married Mehitable MOULTON in Windham Conn. in 1754 and died in Gloversville, N.Y. His son, Vine Sprague, was married to Mary SHERWIN about 1793. They died within two weeks of each other in Mayfield in 1813 in an epidemic. They left children: Irene, Vine, Jr., Harriet, John, Lyman, and Mary. I would like to trace John Sprague who married Matilda COE approx. 1820, possibly in the Skaneateles area of Onondaga County. They had a son, Horace Edward Sprague who married Nancy Emily TORREY in Lockport, Will-Grundy County, Illinois.



Hayes A. Salsman Sun Jan 5 1997
Looking for anyone doing research on the surname SALSMAN or SALTSMAN from Montgomery Co. Also looking for info. on Almira McINTYRE who married Elias Saltsman in Gilboa, NY.

My ancestory goes back to Georg ( Jergen ) SALTZMANN who was born in 1693. He came to New York ( Mohawk Valley ) around 1708-1710 from Germany. His first wife was Amellia HERTY and his second wife was Ann Margret KEPUTZGI. The surname can be spelled Sallsman, Salsman, Salzman and Saltsman. The different spellings depended on the census taker.

My research with the Saltsmans has taken me to Fonda, Ephratah, Stone Arabia, Palatine, Nelliston, Canajoharie, and St. Johnsville in the Mohawk Valley. There is a Saltsman road north of Ephratah, that heads west off Wood Road. There are a number of Saltsman cemeteries such as : Abraham Saltsman Cem. off Rt. 10, Jacob Saltsman Cem., John W. Saltsman Cem., Henry Saltsman Cem., Tom Saltsman Cem., Jno. G. Saltsman Cem., and Ezra Saltsman Cem.

My gg-grandfather was Elias Saltsman, born Dec.10,1804 in Fonda, NY. Married Almira McIntyre, June 4,1826 in Gilboa, NY. My relatives tell me that she was half Indian. I have found nothing on her or her parents.

My census CD's show that they lived in Norwich, Chenango Co. NY in 1860 and moved to PA. When they moved to PA the surname spelling was changed to Salsman. He was one of the early settlers in Laceyville, PA. He died in June 17,1889 and is buried in Towanda, PA.



Suzanne Phillips Chapin Thu Jan 9 1997
Henry PHILLIPS, my ggg-grandfather, was born 1783 in Herkimer County. He married Mary SUTTON. Their son, Nathan, was born in 1811 in Salina. Both Nathan and Henry were blacksmiths. Mary was born in Herkimer Co. as was Nathan's wife, Nancy HARTMAN. Nathan and Mary produced Willett Hartman Phillips on September 20, 1850 in Syracuse. Willett had a sister, Emma, who married Henry ORMSBEE in August 1888. I am hoping to find Henry's parents' names and when they came to Herkimer County and where the family lived (the town).



Marion Sim Thu Jan 9 1997
Researching COE Surname. I am looking for the birthplace of Matilda COE (approx. 1794). Her parents were John Coe and Lois JOHNSON. Matilda's siblings were: Noble, Albert, Esther, Albert, Sabrina, John, Warren, Henry and Lois Ann. The family lived in Norway, Herkimer Co. from late 1790's to 1813. From 1813 to 1827 in Skaneateles, Onondaga County, and from 1827, in Ellery, Chautauqua County. Matilda married John S. SPRAGUE. I am looking for the date/ place of the marriage. They had a son, Horace Edward Sprague in 1823.



Bill McKerrow Thu Jan 9 1997
Seeking marriage date for DeGARMO, Jane and McKERROW, William H., approx. 1872 at Lutheran or Universalist Church, Ft Plain or near areas. Inquiries with pastor of Lutheran Church, Ft. Plain unanswered. Suspect church records in his possession hold answer. Also looking for all information on McKerrow, William H., who immigrated to Mohawk Valley Area 1869 from Scotland. Have most genealogy from late 1800's to present on his family. All info greatly appreciated.



drickard Thurs 9 Jan 1997
Researching the RICKARD family from Herkimer County. D. Rickard.



Ann Stadden Thu 9 Jan 1997
Gregor Mc GREGOR born to possibly Janet Mc FARLANE and Duncan Mc Gregor, 1769, Auchmore, Scotland, which is near Killin. Came to the U.S.A in 1805. Need port of entry into New Hampshire, Vermont and then New York, where he married Mary MENZIE, June 14th 1814, John Menzie's daughter. Then into Ontario, Canada, Elgin County, Aldborough Township. Need contact for states and Scotland. Thanks. Annie of Gregor search.



Stephen Wacyk Thu 9 Jan 1997
Looking for any information on Andrew WACYK, who came to Herkimer from Austria in 1914. Andrew Wacyk was Ukrainian. His wife was Katherine CHUNIAK. Thanks.



Bill McKerrow Thu Jan 9 1997
Seeking information on Elizabeth KUHN, b 1-30-1830 in Germany, d 2-15- 1910 at Newport, Herkimer, NY. Came from Germany at age 16 (1846) approx. Married Daniel COOLEY. Parents Gollup KATLIN (believed to be Gotlieb Kuhn) and Anna BINGLEY.



Nancy Meyers Wed Jan 8 1997
Seek info on Mary BIERMAN b. ca. 1721 & d. ca.1811 in Herkimer Co., NY. She was the wife of a Frederick GETTMAN b. ca. 1693 & d. when? in Herkimer Co. Any records for old burial grounds there?



Jim Gill Wed Jan 8 1997
Seeking information on Jacob ROBBINS born 1823-25, probably in Herkimer Co. He married about 1844 to Alma (--?--). This family moved to Rock Co., Wis., about 1855.



Evelyn Wilcox Wed Jan 8 1997
Am seeking information about my ancestor Amasa GUSTIN who lived in Sherburne, Chenango County at least until 1824. He is presumably the son of Amos Gustin Jr. and Lydia GARDINER. His wife was presumably Lucy CUTLER. Amasa shows up in town records as a "fence viewer" and he was on the town board in Sherburne. His son John Levi, or Levi as he was known, was born there. Any records, family, vital etc. proving parentage would be appreciated. Thank you.



Joel McAllister Wed Jan 8 1997
Looking for any information regarding Albert M. McALLISTER (1883-1935), Anna M. CLUTE (1885-1963), Max JORNSON ( date unknown), Regina LUNDERUP (1882-1937). Lunderup spelling may vary. Any information would be greatly appreciated!



sfarone Wed 8 Jan 1997
WINNE - Researching family of Conrad & Jane WINNE. Conrad was prob. born 1764 in Albany County, moved to Montgomery- Herkimer County and finally in 1827 to Otsego County. Would welcome correspondence from those doing research on New York State's WINNE families. Shirley Farone.



sfarone Wed 8 Jan 1997
LINGENFELTER - There were two LINGENFELTER families in Montgomery county in 1790 - Michael and Johannes. There were at least 22 children between the two families. Am waiting for the lucky day when I can correspond with anyone having a LINGENFELTER in his or her charts. I believe I am descendant of Johannes contrary to what the Jefferson County, NY histories led one to believe. Help me prove it, please. Shirley Farone.



jim lowell Tue 7 Jan 1997
Subject: LOWELL family. I have the original printed genealogy of the LOWELL family, by Delmar R. Lowell, in my possession. It traces the name (plus LOWLE and LOWEL) to the Battle of Hastings in 12??. I was born and raised in the Mohawk Valley - Fort Plain, to be exact. Lowells arrived in the valley in the mid-1700's. If I can be of assistance, please let me know. Jim Lowell.



Russell Dear
Or Russell Dear Tue 7 Jan 1997

DEER/DEAR SURNAME: Looking for any information on John DEER. Listed on the 1790 census as living in Chemung town, Montgomery County, New York State. The 1800 census lists him in Onondaga County, which was formed from Montgomery Co.



Jerry Wise Tue Jan 7 1997
Looking for information on Matthias BOVIE and Catherine BARROIS. Possible father was Jerome Bovie. According to Munsell's original spelling of name was "BEAUFIlS". Family was first in Bergen Co, New Jersey, then later moved up to Albany and Schenectady area. Also many in Hoosic, New York. Any and all information would be helpful. I have found much in DRC Church records of Holland Society Yearbooks but I am looking for more on this Line. Thanks. Jerry.



Hayes A. Salsman Sun Jan 5 1997
Looking for anyone doing research on the surname SALSMAN or SALTSMAN from Montgomery Co. Also looking for info. on Almira McINTYRE who married Elias Saltsman in Gilboa, NY.

William B. Freeman Sun Jan 5 1997
Would like to correspond with any one who has knowledge of the JONES family as follows:
Peter Jones: b. abt. 1814 Herkimer Co NY; d. 1884 Town of Theresa, Jefferson Co NY. Married at least twice.

m. 1st Matilda - d. 1852 age 36 yrs. Children:

Dempster A, Martha A., Forestus (or Forester, census or headstone difference), Celestine, & Alonzo were all buried in Chauftys Corners Cemetery, which is located on Old Dutch Settlement Road, just off route 37 in the Town of Theresa, Jefferson County, NY.

m. 2nd Rachel - d. 1877 age 57 yrs. Children (from census):

m. 3rd Rosetta (?) b abt 1815. From the 1880 census Town of Theresa, Jefferson Co. NY, Peter 65, lives with Nathan, son 21, along with Rosetta. In Peter's obit, which I was lucky enough to find, it states that he left a wife and family.

Alonzo's son Elliot ( my wife's great-grandfather) was b. 1858 in the Town of Clayton, Jefferson County, NY. He married Mary A. CROWNINGSHIELDS and had 8 children. One was my wife's grandmother Gertrude Mae b. April 9 1891. Any information would be appreciated. E Mail me at WBFREE1@aol.com or send by mail to William B. Freeman, 17504 State Route 3, Watertown, N.Y. 13601 Note: Bill has since written an essay about what he knows about the Jones family to date.



Prof. K. Edward Lay Sun Jan 5 1997
My wife's 6th GGF Conrad CODER, Sr., came to America from DEU on 16 Sep 1751 and died in 1793 in Northampton Co, PA. I have his children as Conrad Jr., Catharine, Elizabeth, Catharine (Mrs. Martin CONRAD), and Agatha (Mrs. Philip LESSIG).

My wife then descends from Conrad, Jr's, daughter Anna Maria CODER (c. 1774 - 1825 ), who married Johan Georg HOHENSCHILDT, Jr. (1772 - 1810 ) Montgomery Co, NY, son of Johan Georg HOHENSCHILDT (1742 - 1822 ) and Anna Elizabetha WAGNER (c.1750 - 1825 ), daughter of LTC Johann Peter WAGNER, Deputy Commander of Palatine Regt. who fought before Saratoga against the British in the Revolutionary War, and who married a DOCKSTADER.

She then descends from John S. HOHENSCHILT (1795 - 1859 ) and Susannah HARTMAN (1799 -1864 ), of Westmoreland Co, PA, daughter of John HURTMAN, b. DEU d. 1827, and Julianna SPINDLER, b. 1770. Their son George HOHENSHELL (1819 - 1846 ), married Mary SMUTZ (1823-1901 ), whose children became educators at college and secondary level and authored several publications. Mary's father was David SMUTZ (1786 - 1852 ) and her grandparents were Abraham SCHMUTZ d. c 1784 and Mary ROHRER, who came to America from DEU on 21 Sep 1742.

Some of this family are listed in Richard Glenn Huffman's "The Genealogy of . . . Conrad KODER", 1985.

Professor Lay's website is at http://www.people.virginia.edu/~kl2u/.


Mary Carr Sun Jan 5 1997
Seeking info on John SIMMONS born abt. 1795, of Montgomery Co NY. Married Margaret STAHL, dau. of Antonius Stahl of Fonda. John Simmons and Margaret lived in Ontario Co. NY and Lockport, Niagara Co. NY for a time, the latter where their daughter Margaret Adalaide Simmons was born abt. 1840. The Simmons family moved on to Rockford, Kent Co. Michigan where they ? died. It is believed that John Simmons had a brother George and a son Emory of Yates Co. NY.



Clyde Woodbury Sat Jan 4 1997
I am requesting any info on a John GIBSON, born abt. 1765, mar. to Catherine WASSON (1768-1835). They lived near Palestine, Montgomery Co., NY. They had at least one son, Charles DeWitt GIBSON, born 1800, who married Artemesia FROST, born 1810 at Lima, Livingston Co., NY. Charles migrated to Genesse Co., Mich in 1832. Family history saya John GIBSON had at least one sister Nancy, and two brothers James and Kasson. Thanks. Clyde Woodbury, PO Box 243, Swartz Creek, MI 48473



Clyde Woodbury Sat Jan 4 1997
I am requesting info on Elisha FROST (1788-1854), married to Artemesia ?. They lived near Lima, Livingston Co.,NY. They had at least one daughter Artemesia, born 1810, who married Charles DeWitt GIBSON in 1831. Charles migrated to Genesee Co.,Mich in 1832. Thanks. Clyde Woodbury, PO Box 243, Swartz Creek, MI 48473



Marilynn Russell Sat Jan 4 1997
RUSSELL: According to the entries in the Russell Family Bible (1857) which was given to us by a Russell decendant about ten years ago, only William was born in Johnstown, NY. Herein lies the problem - Johnstown was originally in Montgomery County. This county was later divided into several other counties. Johnstown was then in St. Lawrence Co.

  • William Russell: born April 1,1806; Johnstown, Montgomery County, NY. I am assuming this man was the father of George R. Russell, Susan Jane Russell and Sarah A. Russell. (There is a possibility that William Russell may have been born April 1, 1811. According to the Wisconsin census, he was 39 years old, in 1850. )
  • Susan Jane Russell: born 5/4/1836 in St. Lawrence County, NY.
  • George R. Russell: born June 15, 1840 in St. Lawrence Co. NY; (Could he and his sisters been born in Russell(town) NY?) m. 7/4/1840 in Sheboygan County, WI to: Mary ERNESSE (Ernessi, Ernisse, Eernisse); died 4/7/1889 in Sheboygan, WI.; d. 4/7/1889 in Sheboygan, WI.
  • Sarah A. Russell: born 12/4/1845; was born on the schooner "Rochester", on Lake Michigan, off the shore of Sheboygan, WI. Were there schooners on Lake Michigan in December?

p>The following name also appears in the family bible: Elizabeth (Elisabeth) WOLVIN, b. 11/6/1810 in the town of Berne (Albany County) NY. The following marriage is conjecture: William Russell may have married Elizabeth Wolvin.
  • Their child William was b.1832 in NY.

    I know all about the descendants of George R. Russell, but nothing about ancestors or siblings. The family maintains that their heritage includes Native American. Is it possible that William may have married a Native American woman? Substantiating that certainly would be interesting. This is all the information I have. Thank you, again! Marilynn Russell, 3104 Cherokee Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53083.



    Shirley Hartman Sat 4 Jan 1997
    Looking for info on WORMOOD/WERMUTH/WORMWOOD/WOERMUTH/WORMOUTH and other variations. Settled in the Mohawk Valley Region in the early 1700s or before and served in Rev War and War of 1812. Members married into the DIFFENBACH, FOX, WABEL, and CASSIDY families in the Stone Arabia area. I'm trying to connect to the Wisconsin family of my grandfather's. Common first names include Johannes/John, Elisabeth/Elizabeth, William, Catherina/Catherine, Peter, and initials "N" and "C". Have lots on WORMOOD/WERMUTH/etc. there (info in Montgomery 1700s) but trying to connect it to Lake Geneva WI in the late 1800s . Thanks for your help. Please e-mail SHart521@aol.com.



    Roberta Osborne Fri Jan 3 1997
    Any information would be appreciated on the following family:
    David THORP, b. 3/1751 Conn - Rev War Sgt, farmer in Norway, Herkimer Co. New York. His wife Elizabeth TOMLINSON, b. 2/1757 (where ?); died 1829 in Paris, Oneida Co, NY (I think) married 8/1778 (where ?). Their children:

    • Nancy b 7/26/1779 (?)
    • Lewis b 1781 (?)
    • Henry b 1/6/1783
    • Betsy b 3/4/1785
    • David b 8/30/1789
    • Betsy 2nd b 3/28/1792



    Judy Thu Jan 2 1997
    Looking for any available info on Daniel S. VANCOURT, born in NY in 1804 or 1805. Believed to be born in Montgomery County.



    tonyd Thu 02 Jan 1997
    I am researching the DZIMITROWICZ family name and all affiliated family names. Some of the names/locations are as follows. This list is not all inclusive. If you have any questions, inputs or comments, feel free to email me at tonyd@cybertron.com.

    • DZIMITROWICZ: US/Poland/Lithuania/England/France/Belarus
    • RODZIEWICZ(sp): Poland/Lithuania
    • VERSOCKAS: Poland/Lithuania
    • DMITRI: US
    • WAIT(E): US
    • WENDEL: Germany
    • GERHART: Germany
    • HOFROCK: Germany
    • MUELLER: Germany
    • SEIDENSTUECKER: Germany
    • SCHOEPPER: Germany
    Anthony Dzimitrowicz is a former resident of Herkimer County. His family and genealogical web site is at http://www.cybertron.com/~tonyd/.



    Michael Ryan Wed Jan 1 1997
    CHASE - Seeking any info about Amasa B. Chase (1795-9/11/1881) and wife Elizabeth ?? (b.1801). In 1850 census they lived in St. Johnsville Town, Herkimer County. About then they moved to Otsego County where their oldest daughter, Elizabeth M. (b. 1/13/1827), married Isaac HOKE. 1860 and 1880 census shows them in Otsego, Otsego Cty.



    Michael Ryan Wed Jan 1 1997
    HOKE - Looking for confirmation that the parents of Philip Hoke (b. abt 1787 - d. aft 1850) were John (b. abt 1765) and ?? Hoke. They seem to have been the only Hokes in the area. I know Philip lived in Otsego County by 1820 w/ wife Eve ?? (also need her maiden name) with 7 children and one of their sets of parents. John Hoke lived in Palatine Town, Montgomery County with wife and 6 children in 1800. One of Philip's siblings may have been Laurence Hoke who also lived in Otsego County by 1820.



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