Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for June 16 - 30, 1997





Kim Policastro Mon Jun 30 1997
Looking for any help I can get on Lawrence "Larry" DUNMORE found in the 1830 and 1840 census index for Montgomery County. According to my family's Bible, Larry was born in the early 1800's and his son William Dunkard Dunmore was born in 1826. I would like to find other Dunmores and to know if this Larry Dunmore is indeed the one I'm looking for. Any help or direction appreciated!!



Lynnette Rose Mon Jun 30 1997
I am trying to compile descendents of the John, John Christian, and Anna SCHELL and related families...HESS, PETRIE, RASBACH, KESSLAR (CASLER) from the German Flats area.



Clyde Dilley Sun Jun 29 1997
I have obtained conflicting information on whether Gen. Nicholas HERKIMER had children. According to the genealogy given to me by my family, the general and Lany (TYGERT) Herkimer (born ca. 1728) had a daughter, Carolyn, who eventually married Joseph MOORE.



Shirley J. Becker Sun 29 Jun 1997
My g-grandfather Lucius PLUE lived and worked on a farm in the area of Charleston in 1880 per the census. Wife was Ruth A. Children John L. and Nellie. Need any info on name or if someone knows name.



Bob Taylor Sat Jun 28 1997
SWEET: Mary Elizabeth Sweet b. 29 Sep 1822, m. Isaac VAN WORMER in 1839. Mary's death certificate says father was Benjamin Sweet. Benjamin may have been the one born 1792 Caughnawaga, but cannot confirm. This Benjamin married Hannah ___. Does anyone have any information on this Benjamin, his children, marriage, death, heritage, any of which may help tell whether or not this Benjamin Sweet is the father of Mary Elizabeth. This Mary moved to neighboring Schoharie Co. but died in Otsego Co. She along with husband Isaac are buried in Grovenor's Corners in Schoharie Co. Thank you.



James E. Roof Sat Jun 28 1997
Benjamin ROOF married Catherine FIKES, daughter of Henry Fikes and Marguerite HECK of Pamelia. Their first two sons were both born in Jefferson County: Alexander Roof on 7 Sept 1833 in Pamelia and Abram James Roof on 9 June 1837. Benjamin was born on 22 Feb 1807 in Minden, Montgomery County; Catherine was born on 16 Sept 1814 in Herkimer County. When and where were Benjamin and Catherine married?



Pat Schreiber Sat 28 Jun 1997
Subject: ATWATER, Benjamin: I am tryng to track down the father of my ancestor, Stephen Atwater born in New York in 1782. I think it may be Benjamin Atwater, who applied for a Rev. War pension on 8 Oct. 1833 in Canajoharie in Montgomery County at the age of 77 yrs. The info I received said that he had a son, John, and another son not named who lived in Palatine, NY. This Palatine man may be my Stephen Atwater. Benjamin Atwater was born in New York in 1756 at Nine Partners (where in the world is that?) Can anyone help? Is there someone or someplace in Canajoharie who might have information? Thanks a lot. Pat Schreiber. RSchrei860@aol.com



Barbara Himes Fri Jun 27 1997
Looking for connections to James HIMES of Herkimer, also associated with Sarah PULLAM or PULLMAN. Need info on Thomas ROBERTSON of Montgomery Co, too.



Jack McIntyre Tue Jun 24 1997
Looking for information concerning Nathaniel McINTYRE, born in Utica 1804, and his parents Nathaniel Sr.(b. 1776) and either Elinor CHAMPLIN or Hannah ??



Dave Shaul Mon Jun 23 1997
I am seeking any information on Herbert F. SHAUL, born May 1864 in Herkimer County, NY.



Debora Palmer House Mon Jun 23 1997
Looking for information on my gg-grandparents Curtis Benjamin PALMER (born 1858 in Richfield, died 2 Jul 1922 in Cullen, Town of Warren) and his wife Nettie ANDRUS (born 1862 in NY, died 12 Jun 1939 in Richfield Springs). They were married 6 Mar 1884 in Cullen, where they resided with 3 sons: Ward Nathan Palmer (married Bessie KAYNER), Willard Curtis Palmer (married Jane VROOMAN) and Stanley E. Palmer (married Carrie JACOBSON). Curtis was the son of Nathan and Margaret STERNBERG Palmer. Nettie was the daughter of John B. Andrus. I am especially interested in any information on the Andrus family. These families resided in both Herkimer and Otsego counties. Thank you for any help you can give me.



Linda English Mon Jun 23 1997
I am looking for many ancestors in the Montgomery/Herkimer County Area. Many are from the Tribes Hill and Amsterdam area. Looking for John CLARK (he died at Saisbury, NC as a POW) in 1865. Also looking for LEPPER, VOSBURGH, HANSON, HOOK. We have many letters written by John Clark while in the 95th Regt. of the NY Volunteers. These really make genealogy come alive!! Jacob Lepper served in the 32nd Regt. NY Vol. Inf. and reinlisted after being wounded and discharged into the 10th NY Volunteer Cavalry. I have lots of holes to fill yet--if any information E-mail me at XGZH79A@prodigy.com or LEngl10132@aol.com. Many thanks in advance.



Richard Richardson Sun Jun 22 1997
I would like to correspond with others researching the family of Fredric H. and Elesebeth (KLOCK) BELLINGER, early settlers of Le Ray, Jefferson Co., NY. Fredric H. Bellinger was born in Herkimer Co. NY, the son of Johann and Margaretha (WINDECKER) Bellinger. Elesebeth Klock was born also in Herkimer Co., NY, the daughter of Jost and Catherina (KRAUSS) Klock. The children of Fredric H. and Elesebeth included (at least):

The family relocated to Ontario Co. NY by 1835 and to Genesee Co. MI by 1837. Several descendants live in Genesee, Midland, Osceola, Saginaw and Shiawassee Counties, Michigan.



Helen Herzer Sun Jun 22 1997
QUACKENBUSH Family: I am attempting to trace a segment of the Peter QUACKENBUSH family that moved west to the Tryon County area and then down to Newark, New Jersey. A Mark PEARCE (a tailor located in Newark, NJ) married a Mary E. Qauckenbush in 1846 and had two children, Evaline Aurrila and David Henry Pearce before she died in 1858. Working from federal census records, her father appears to be David Quackenbush, a carpenter, who was listed in the Newark City directory as early as 1836. He died in 1865. David's wife was named Mahala and she died in 1877. They had three other children, a son who was older than Mary (maybe Abraham?), a son Henry C. and a daughter Martha.

Have checked all the available Quackenbush publications, and they are rather silent on the Quacks that moved to New Jersey. Gail Richard Quackenbush suggested that I try the Tryon or Montgomery County areas because of the high concentration of the name "David" Quack up there. I have researched all available publications for these counties, but find nothing on a David Quack family that moved to New Jersey. However, there certainly are numerous Quack family heads named David or Abraham that might fit the scenario! Can anyone help with this New Jersey connection?



Merle Price Sun Jun 22 1997
Zedekiah SOUTH came to Glen, Montgomery County, NY about 1800. He and his wife Mary McCABE had at least 5 children:

Most of the bapt. and marr. were either done, or recorded, at Dutch Reformed Church of Caughnawaga, Fonda, NY. I am searching for anything I can find about these families. Zedekiah South, Rev. War Vet , is supposed to have been buried in Montgomery County, but I can't find him or his brother Lippincott South.



Ann Partridge Sat Jun 21 1997
Sarah Ester HERRICK was born 5-31-1813 in Montgomery County. She married Isaac CRANE and died at Mt. Carmel, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada.



George Hanes Fri Jun 20 1997
I am searching for any information on Henry HANES, who may have been born in Montgomery Cty about 1808. His father may have been Jacob Hanes. Henry Hanes moved to Pennsylvania sometime in the 1840's. Henry Hanes'' wife was Keziah Hanes. I do not know her maiden name. Thanks.



Bob Silmser Fri Jun 20 1997
SELEMSER/ SILMSER/ SIMSER/ SIMZER: Researching a Nicholas Selemser who married a Margaret EMMER at the Dutch Reformed Church of Caughnawagna in 1777, than fled to Canada as a United Empire Loyalist. Trying to verify where the name SELEMSER came from. Holland or Germany. Any help would be appreciated.



Jeff Monroe updated Sat 21 Jun 1997
George Henry FOX was born 2 June 1883 in Manheim/Little Falls, Herkimer Co. NY. He died 2 June 1965 in Watertown, NY. George was the son of Fayette Fox and Mary Jane BROWN, who were in the 1900 census in the Town of Little Falls. Fayette's siblings were: Frank, Edna, and Sylvia and Fayette was reportedly born in Little Falls also. Mary Jane Brown's siblings were: Nina, Betty Jane, Ella, John, David and Will. She was reportedly born in Theresa, Jefferson County. This sibling information came from my grandmother's bible (her maiden name was Fox).Is there anyone out there who has information on this family? I am willing to share what little bit of information that I have in exchange. My e-mail address is: Taurean62@aol.com. Thank you in advance for your help.



Alice. L. Montgomery Fri, 20 Jun 1997
WILDER, Samuel D., b. VT, in Montgomery Co. Census 1840. Wife Lovina born Orange Co. Looking for antecedants. Children were: Elizabeth, David, George, Charles E. All three sons served in the Civil War, two in the 153rd Regt., one in the115th. Cannot find death records. Disappeared from census between 1870 and 1880. Any help would be appreciated.



Su Jacobsen Thu Jun 19 1997
Does anyone know the origin of the village "Wilmurt Corners?" Were there WILMURTs living in the area and, if so, during what period?



Paul B. Phelps Wed Jun 18 1997
HOLLENBECK, SHAW: Seeking information on the family and origins of Mary HOLLENBECK (b. 20 Aug 1756; d. 27 Jul 1817) married 13 Nov 1782 in Johnstown, Montgomery (later Fulton) Co. NY to Comfort SHAW (1759-1799), son of Daniel and Mary (GARDINER) Shaw of Rensselaer Co. NY.

Mary was the daughter of John Hollenbeck, who would have been b. ca.1726 and is said to be "of Amsterdam, Holland;". More likely he was of Amsterdam =township=, Montgomery Co. Comfort Shaw was enumerated in the 1790 Census of Caughnawaga Town (later Fonda), Montgomery Co., fourteen houses away from a John Hollenbeck who appears to be the individual (b. 14 Feb 1751) who m. 30 Dec 1777 in Caughnawaga (Fonda) to Anna Margaret ERGERSINGER or ARACKSINGER.

The widow Shaw disappeared in the 1800 Census, but in 1810 two of her sons (Daniel and John) were enumerated in Montgomery Co. I will be grateful for any information or leads on these early Fonda families. Thank you.



Karen E. Griffin Wed Jun 18 1997
Seeking the parents of James SYLLA, b. ca. 1830 in NY state. Is this a shortened form of the name SYLLABACH, which is found in early Montgomery County records?



Steve Olson Wed 18 Jun 1997
I'm looking for any information available on James VAN HORNE. He is my great-great grandfather, and all I know of him is that he "grew up around Van Hornesville or Otsego" around 1840/50/60. He married Mary JACQUE (date and location unknown), and moved to Manson, Iowa (not necessarily in that order). One of his children, Clarence Elbert Van Horne (b. 10/16/1871 in Manson, Iowa), was my g-grandfather. Other children were: Robert, Sara, Ada and James.



Mary Porritt Tue Jun 17 1997
ROBISON: Joseph Robison born 26 Jan 1768 in Charleston; was married 1 Jan 1794 at DRC in Fort Plain. Where can I obtain more information on Joseph. Was there a DRC in Charleston? I am seeking information on his parents, James Robison and Margate ADAMS.



Pat Weber Mon Jun 16 1997
FRAZEE, William and Hannah, had son Joseph FRAZEE, born 1816 Herkimer Co. NY. Looking for info on this family.



S. Alley Mon Jun 16 1997
Am looking for Czech relatives who lived in Herkimer, New York around the turn of the century. Father's name Emil VALENTA, mother's name Bertha. Children: William, Mary, Nettie, Anna and Bertha. Emil made shoes. Later, mother and chldren moved to New York City. Any information would be helpful.




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