Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for July 16 - 31, 1997

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A few recent signings from our guestbook, received between July 26 and August 2.

Michele Tomarelli
Does anyone have anything on Mary Hagadon STORING (poss. STAURING or STARING)? She died around 1844. This is a super webpage!


Cynthia Schafer
Looking for information on Rachael Maria HALL, born March 9, 1834 Herkimer, Herkimer, NY to Lymon Hall and Susannah CLEMENS. Rachael married Reuben GREEN June 25, 1852.


Bill Wilson
My great-grandfather Franklin THURSTON - his parents were Rhoda and Moses - came to eastern Ontario from Herkimer County in the late 1800's. It's now a possibility that, despite tombstone evidence, "Franklin" Thurston could have been christened "Francis", so maybe I should just be looking for "Frank's" family to be more encompassing. Would appreciate hearing of other family lines which may have sprung from his numerous siblings.


Mark Kraham
Looking for information on and descendants of the Thomas COLLINS family. Thomas was born in Ireland around 1824. His wife Bridget KRAHAM was born in Ireland sometime in the mid 1830's. They had two children that I know of - Thomas who was born in 1866 and Mary born in 1869, both born in England. Bridget was still living in Little Falls, NY in January 1924. After that have not been able to find. Any help would be appreciated.


Phillip F Junkins
Looking for info on Ransom CRIPPEN in 1800 New York census in Herkimer Co. Have an ancestor Elijah Crippen born 1802 NY. The name Ransom runs thru the family and thought perhaps this Ransom might be a connection.


Donald Fullem
I am doing research on FULLEM family history. My great-grandfather lived in Frankfort and had 12 children including my grandfather.


Stephen J. Feit
Exciting! Wonderful! Found many new sources in tracing my grandfather Charles EHLE QUACKENBUSH, born in Minden 1852. Now searching for g-grandfather Abram I. Quackenbush and wife Elizabeth's maiden name.



Nan Dixon Tue Jul 29 1997
Jacob WRIGHT, son of Isaac and Ottilia (WAGNER) REIT (note name spelling change) was b probably Tryon Co area 29 Jul 1755. He m Elisabeth EMPEY. They had children Joseph, Delia, Mary, Catharine, and Isaac all born between 1776 and 1784. Need all particulars of Elisabeth EMPEY/EMPIE/EMIGH. Would like spouses and children for the children. Will gladly share information.



Lynn Weeden Mon Jul 28 1997
STAFFORD: Looking for the descendants of John Stafford and Martha Eldridge Stafford. They had two sons; Stephen Stafford b. ca. 1867 and Frederick Stafford b. ca. 1861. At one time Martha Eldridge Stafford had in her possession an ELDRIDGE or a FORD Bible. In this bible was information on a Derinda Eygenbroat or Derinda Eygenbroat Eldridge born 8 Aug 1827/29. She married James BURKE in 1853. It is possible that Derenda was an illegitimate daughter of Amanda Ford. Our family records do not give her father's name. It was possibly EYGENBROART. Thanks for any help.



George E. Schafer Sat Jul 26 1997
Seek information on Lucinda WOOD lived German Flatts, Herkimer Co. 1780-1800 m. Waitstill HASTINGS abt 1795-1801. Waitstill b. 1771 in Hatfield, MA. Seek ancestry of Lucinda and marriage info.



Kathleen McLaughlin Sat Jul 26 1997
I am looking for any descendants of Benjamin NELLIS and Lany COOK who were married in 1830 in Montgomery Co., NY. Descendants may have the names of GRAY, KNOBLAUCH, WINSMAN, DETZEL, CHURCHILL, or SQUIRES. I have a bible that belonged to one of their daughters and would like to find it a home for costs and postage.



Sue Sat Jul 26 1997
Seeking any information about Cornelius HUFF, who was reported living in Montgomery Co. in the 1790 Federal Census. He was listed as living with 1 female (his wife?) and 1 son over 16 years of age. Any help would be appreciated.



Bonnie Sat 26 Jul 1997
Jonathan DYE born about 1794. Died before 1836 in Herkimer Co., New York. Had 3 children all born in Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY. Send all info to Bonnie at email address KH44897@ aol.com



Mary Haft Fri Jul 25 1997
Seeking any information on HAFT. I have information from the 1850 US Census for the Town of Palatine, Montgomery County, NY which lists Francis Haft, Jacob Haft, Michael Haft, and their families.



Janice Johnson Thu 24 Jul 1997
Could you give me some direction please? If I wanted to know what Catholic church or churches were serving the German immigrants that came to Amsterdam, NY around the time of 1825-1840, where would I begin asking? Any ideas? For starters, I am trying to find the record of my gg-grandfathers marriage, Balthazar Thoma to Anne Margaret Becking in 1840 in Amsterdam, NY. I would also like to know what cemeteries the German Catholic immigrants used. Looking for names THOMA, BECKING and HIGHMILLER. Thoma and his wife later came to Wisconsin and here I am!!! I would be happy to pay any costs involved here. Janice Johnson



Dick Sternberg Tue 22 Jul 1997
I am looking for the marriage record of Anna LEWIS born about 1769 in Rhode Island who married Nathan WILLCOX 17 February 1790 in Danube, N.Y. Nathan was the son of Isiah Willcox and Sarah Lewis. I am also looking for the birth record of the son of Anna and Nathan whose name is Isiah M. Willcox who was born on 15 March 1805 in Danube N.Y. If you reply by email, please don't use the "reply" button as we are having problems. My address is dick.sternberg@nreca.org  Thank you again. PS I grew up in Newport.



Graham Ward Wed 23 Jul 1997
FENTON James; NY, USA > NTH, ENG; c. 1841: Looking for James FENTON born in New York c. 1841, by 1869 he had married Annie ____, from Towcester, near Northampton (NTH, ENG). In 1891 was living in Northampton, ENG with seven children (Annie, Emily, George, Harry, Kate, Jessie and Mabel) all born in England. Any clues to James FENTON's origins, parents, and suggestions why he moved to England appreciated. Are there any likely Fentons in the Census 1845 - 1865 for Herkimer/Montgomery Counties? (Note: There were many Fentons in Newport and Norway, Herkimer County. It's a long shot but perhaps we can help him out.)



Elmer Fralick Wed Jul 23 1997
Looking for any information regarding the wife of Alfred E. BECKER - Levurnia. I am not sure of the spelling. Levurnia is reported to have been full blooded indian, tribe unknown. She was born May of 1869 and died in 1932. One of their children was Oscar Eugene Becker.



Craig Miller Tue 22 Jul 97
Had an uncle named Robert MILLER who was married to a woman named Maude. Had at least one child, a daughter named Elinor (not sure of the spelling). They lived in Amsterdam, N.Y. He was born in 1892 in Au Sable Forks, N.Y. I believe. His father was Albert and his mother was Elizabeth (SNOW) Miller. He had six brothers and all of their names began with the letter R. I think he died in 1984 if my research has directed me to the right Robert. If anyone reading this can verify the wife and daughter connection to this Robert, then I have connected with this uncle. Thank You. Craig Miller



Janice Johnson Sun 20 Jul 1997
Wishing to share family information with anyone by the name of THOMA. Researching Dr.George H. Thoma who died in Reno, Nevada at the age of 63. His obituary states he was a native of Montgomery Co., NY. The newspaper clipping omitted the date of his death. His father was one of several Thoma brothers who came from Chappel, Baden, Germany around 1830. One brother settled in Lowell, Dodge Co., Wisconsin and one settled in Piqua, Miami Co., Ohio. Balthazar and Augustine were two of the Thoma brothers. Dr. George H. Thoma attended school in Amsterdam, NY and studied medicine in Albany. He married Alice Wilsey from Sacramento, CA. He was a surgeon in the Civil War. Searching for descendants of the Thoma brother who settled in NY. A Thoma genealogy is in progress. Janice Gould Johnson



Dan Goetz Sun 20 Jul 1997
Lucy PATTEE, b. Feb 22, 1831 Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., married abt. 1852 in Canajoharie to Seth HARSHA WILSON, b. 12 April 1831 Sardinia, Erie Co, NY. Iam looking for Lucy's parents. The mother was born in Scotland (name ?) and the father born in Canada. E-mail fritzxtc@aol.com



Richard Harrison Sat 19 Jul 1997
Warren W. WALBRIDGE, was born 9/15/1835 in Forestville, Chautauqua, New York and married to Eliza Jane GUY, 9/24/1857 at Silver Creek, Chautauqua, New York. They were recorded in the 1860 census in Norway, Herkimer County. He served in Company F, 152nd New York Infantry in the Civil War. After the war they resided briefly in Wayne County, New York, before moving to Jones County, Iowa. Would like to exchange information on this family. Thank You.



Marilyn Galvan Sat 19 Jul 1997
Sylvanus SEAMAN was born about 1806 in Fairfield, Herkimer County, NY. Any information would be appreciated. Marilyn Trover Galvan at galvan@ctllc.com (Note: Sylvanus' obituary is in our new Obituaries Bulletin Board.



Nan Dixon Fri 18 Jul 1997
Stone Arabia Lutheran Church records report a marriage 20 Dec 1768 between Hennrich MAJER and Elisabetha ROSNERIN. Those names are usually spelled MOYER and ROSNER with umlaut over the "o" in Rosner. Need to know parents of both Hennrich and Elisabetha. Am hoping that Elisabetha's parents turn out to be Maria Catharina WAGNER and Georg Rosner, since they had an unnamed child bap. 1749 at Schoharie Lutheran Church.



Jamis3333 Thur 17 Jul 1997
COFFIN, Leon Milton b.1880 d. 1951, lived in Lee Center, Mohawk, and Little Falls. I'm looking for his parents/grandfather. Rose MULLIGAN b.Ireland 1880 d. 1978 (wife of Leon Milton Coffin): looking for her family who lived in Sherburne, N.Y.



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