Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for June 1 - 30, 1998



Terry Tue 30 Jun 1998
Looking for information concerning Adam HELMER, who was the Rev. War hero who warned German Flatts of an upcoming Indian/Tory raid. Interested in finding about his children and if any of them stayed in German Flatts when he moved to Cayuga County. Thank you, Terry in CA. Email: TBPA@aol.com (Note: Adam Helmer, the great scout, is buried in the Helmer Cemetery near Union Springs, Cayuga County.)



Don Gibbin Sun 28 Jun 1998
Peter Kelch1755-18--? My grandmother is Nellie TURNER, her father is Joseph Turner. Joseph's wife's maiden name was Ellen Kelch. I believe her father was Peter KELCH, who lived in Frankfort, N.Y. He was a member of the Second Company of The New York Line. He was taken prisoner by the French and Indians and was taken to Ottawa and survived 3 years of dungeon captivity. I believe he had four or five children. Do you know anything about him. Thank you. Don E. Gibbin, 1225 Martha Custis Dr., Alexandria, Va. 22302



Rebecca Rector Sun 28 Jun 1998
Herkimer and Montgomery Counties certainly have a great website! I wish some of the others had as much info as yours does. I'm researching SMITH, SLOCUM and BOLT (for someone in the midwest). Primarily Saratoga County, but possible that some of them were a bit further west. Thanks, Rebecca Rector   Troy, NY



Robert Benjamin Thu 25 Jun 1998
I will be in Herkimer County August 22nd. In documentation I received from the National Archives I learned my great grandfather died on July 26, 1926 and was buried in the Columbia Center Cemetery. His name is Mott HAGGERTY aka Martin FLINT. Can someone supply me with directions to the cemetery coming from Waterville, Oneida County. I do not know which name he is buried under. Robert Benjamin Westminster, MD E-mail address is Thank you. (Note: I've been following the interesting saga of Mott/Martin since the very beginning and Bob Benjamin is a good guy. If anyone has any idea where it is exactly please respond to him.)

(Note: Bob received a reply within a few hours of this posting from Kathleen McLaughlin, Nellis family researcher.   "Columbia Center road (county highway 259) is in the center of the town of Columbia. Take 20 east to 51 north to 18 east to the juncture of 18 (Jordanville Rd runs e and w ) and 101 (McKoons Rd runs south) and 259 (Columbia Center Rd runs north). Take 259 north. Then ask a native how to get there. Wear long pants and sleeves, the cemetery may be full of poison ivy and overgrown. If it is on private property, seek permission to go onto the cemetery grounds. Take chalk with you to highlight the tombstone markings and maybe an ice pick to probe for a stone. Do not be too disappointed if there are no stones at all. Good luck. " Kathleen



Penny and Don Sabin Tue 23 Jun 1998
HOWE/SABIN - Charles and Sarah Howe and dau. Betsey b.1801 NY are listed as living in Florida, Montgomery, NY in the "Howe Genealogies" by David Wait Howe. Is this the same Elizabeth "Betsey" Howe b.1800 NY who married (1818 NY) Ezra E. Sabin b.1790 NY - later lived in Boonville, Oneida, NY with 5 sons? They are my husband's gggg-grandparents and would like to learn more about Betsey. Penny and Don Sabin - pendon@execpc.com



Robert E. Putnam Sun 21 Jun 1998
PUTNAM/PUTMAN, Frederick & Jane. Shown as living in Root, Montgomery County in the 1840 census before moving to WI & IL. Know descendants, don't know ancestors. Robert E. Putnam   Email:RPutnamUS5@aol.com



Beverly Crowell Sat 20 Jun 1998
HARTER: HARDER, HERRTHER, HERTER, HORTTER, etc. I am looking for documentation, other than the Kofmehl & Patrick publication, to prove my lineage to Lorentz HARTER and Lorence Harter ( I believe they are father and son).

I have approximately 100 pages from Lawrence Herder's (name spelling varies numerous times throughout these documents) Rev. War pension files, which I printed from microfilm. I believe these documents are addressing both individuals.

I believe my lineage goes like this:

Margaret Harter Thompson - my maternal grandmother
John H Harter - her father, my g grandfather
Andrew Harter - his father, my gg grandfather
Phillip Harter - his father, my ggg grandfather
Laurence Harter (varying spellings of both names - his father, my gggg grandfather
Lorentz Harter (varying spellings of both names - his father, my ggggg grandfather

Is there someone who can help me prove or disprove this? Can you suggest a direction to my goal? Thank you for your dedication to the web page...it is first class!Beverly Crowell Email: BevCrowell@aol.com



Robert E. Putnam Sat 20 Jun 1998
Root, Montgomery County, NY. PUTNAM, Frederick and Jane were in Root in 1840 before moving to IL and WI. Any ancestor or descendent information would be appreciated. Robert E. Putnam Email: RPutnamUS5@aol.com



Lynnea Dickinson Fri 19 Jun 1998
Seeking the parents and siblings of John or St. John DUTCHER b. bet 1765/1775 resided Oppenheim, Montgomery Co., NY 1800-1822. John m. Martha THOMAS. They had children:

Any info appreciated. Lynnea Dickinson Email:LDickin628@aol.com



Dan Touse Fri 19 Jun 1998
Montgomery Co. Query: FONDA. Seek anc/desc of Peter Cortland Fonda, b. 5 Mar 1792 - d. 12 Oct 1865, bur Bridgeport, NY; daughter Mary A. b. @1820? Did she m. Alvin CUMMINGS & d. 28 Aug1876, bur. Bridgeport? Please email: DTouse@catskill.net



Jo Dee Frasco Thu 18 Jun 1998
Herkimer, Town of Schuyler, Little Falls: DAVIS, EATON, TALLMAN: Looking for Charles DAVIS (1820) m. Susan Jane EATON (1827). According to the 1860 census:

Charles C. DAVIS (40) m. Susan Jane Eaton (37)
Children: Malissa (17), Matelda (17), Charles (12), Judson (10), Hudson (8), Morris (6), Syvil (3), James (3).
They were living next door to: Nehemiah Davis (36), Hannah Tallman Davis (30), Sarah (25), and Sylvester Eaton (79)....which may indicate that Sylvester was the father of Susan Jane Eaton.

They are buried in the Miller Cemetery and I do have the plot numbers. I have additional information as well. A book called "Town of Schuyler" mentions Isaac Eaton married Martha TALLMAN and an Otis Eaton that married Betsey Tallman.....nine children: David, Aaron, Sylvester, twins Betsey and Hannah. Ebenezer Tallman m. Maria WHEATON 11 children. This was in Herkimer County...but some married people in Madison County and Onondaga Cty. And are buried there as well. Malissa m. Ebenezer TALLMAN was born in Schuyler, Herkimer Co., died an buried at Messingers Bay. Lakeport NY area. Malissa & Ebenezer's children: ElmerTallman m. Mary ALLEN , Edna m. Albert JACQUIN, and Mary m. a WARNER and lived at Lakeport NY.



Elvera Johnson Tue 16 Jun 1998
Searching for HUBBARD in Montgomery County about 1799 to 1820 in the portion that became Fulton County. Possibly John, Ezra, or Henry Hubbard. Need source for any birth, death, marriage and census records of that area during this time period. Believe Horace STOCKING Hubbard was born in the county 14 April 1799. May have had a sister or cousin named Rebeckah SNOW Hubbard who married in the county May 20, 1815 to Thomas FORCE PALMER. Want to establish who Horace Stocking Hubbard's parents are and have proof of his birth. Elvera Johnson Julesburg, Colorado Email:billi@henge.com



Marilyn Abigt Mon 15 Jun 1998
Lawrence HAAR and wife, Martha were in Herkimer Co. in 1862 when son, David Haar was born. David lists his birthplace as Herkimer Co. on his army enlistment papers. Cannot find Lawrence Haar in a census in NY until 1880. Any information on this family will be appreciated. Thank you. Marilyn Abigt Email:AbigtM@aol.com



Dan Touse Sun 14 Jun 1998
Subject: MILLER-GILLET, Herkimer 1900. Seek any info on Ellen GILLETT MILLER, a seamstress of Herkimer who prob d. @1903; just found letter from Zora BUTLER dated 31 Dec1980 [week before 91st birthday]

"There was an Ellen Gillette Miller who lived in Herkimer at that time [@1900 - 1910] that I remember. She was a seamstress. Your Aunt Mina sewed with her for a short time. Lizzie, my mother and I were there once. She was the daughter of one of Esther Gillette MAHEDY's brothers. First cousin to my mother and your great-grandmother Mary McKAY."

I do not know hus' name; her bro Edgar Gillett had been living with Ellen for 2-3 yrs prior to her death. Any help welcomed. Email: DTouse@catskill.net  Thank You.



Trudy Hunkins Sun 14 Jun 1998
Looking for any/all information on Peter HESS married to Cordelia (?) and believed to be the son of Daniel Hess and Maria FOX originally of Herkimer. Peter is shown on the 1825 NYS census as residing in the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., NY with wife, 2 sons and 1 daughter. My g-grandfather, John P. Hess, was born the following year, 1826, but by the time of the 1830 federal census they were no longer residing at that location. As NYS census reports show only the name of the head of household and age groupings for all others, I have NO information on Peter, his wife, or his children - other than John P. If anyone is researching this particular branch of the Hess family, please contact Trudy Hunkins at thunkins@gisco.net



Melvin D. Beaudry Sun 14 Jun 1998
Can you help me find the passenger list to the ship Betsy 1765 from Ger to NY. I know my great-great grandfather and his son came over on it. Jacob BARGY. Can you help me. mdb



Joan SchminkeWed 10 Jun 1998
My husband's grandfather, Jacob SCHMINKE lived in Cedarville during the Civil War and was married there to Katarina IBEL. Her brother's name was George Ibel. Jacob served in the Civil War, enlisting at Albany. They have a daughter buried in the cemetery in Cedarville. We have been unable to find any records of their marriage. We have visited Cedarville every Sept. for the last several years, but don't know where to look for marriage records. We will be there again this Sept. and would love to be able to find some record of any kind. We have seen census books with their names, but that is all. We do know that the Schminke child, a little girl, is buried on an Ibel plot. Jacob and Katarina; along with their children, moved to Iowa after Jacob mustered out of the war. They are buried in Atkins, Iowa. We would be grateful for any info. that anyone can pass on to us. Thank you in advance. Joan Schminke  Email: WFSJMS@aol.com



Michael A. Hunter Wed 10 Jun 1998
Searching for information on Chauncey ORENDORFF born 1830 in Herkimer Co. NY, died 1880 in the Lewis County, New York. Married Nancy ________ of Herkimer County. Anyone working on the name please contact me if you can help me. Thank you, Michael.



P.H. Brown Wed 10 Jun 1998
Loomis BROWN md. Amancy GIFFORD 1834, Northville, Fulton Co. Marriage record says "of Amsterdam." I assume this is Amsterdam Twp., Montgomery Co. Loomis was b. 19 May 1813. Any BROWN researchers with information?



Edward J. Harrison Mon 8 Jun 1998
The death of Browning NEAST, age 70, in September 1849 is listed in the 1850 Mortality Schedule for Herkimer Twp., Herkimer Co. "Browning Neast, 70, married, b. Mass, Sept., laborer, consumption,1 year" I would like any information on Browning Neast, his family, or families with similar sounding surnames, including NEASE, NEESE, NEEIS, etc. from the early 19th century. Ed Harrison  Email: EJHarrison@compuserve.com   Thank you for posting the query and for putting the mortality schedule on line!



Greg O'Neill Sun 7 June 1998
I am looking for any and all information on the DOCKEY family of Herkimer County, NY. I am a Dockey descendant and know little of the family name or history. Many Thanks. Greg O'Neill



Deanna Smith Sat 6 Jun 1998
Jonathan WILKINSON b. ca 1791 Vt/Rensselaer Co/Herkimer Co., m. 16 Mar.1812, d. date, place unknown. M'd Hannah ROUND(S), dau. of William and Delight__Round(s), b. ca 1790 Vt., d date and place unknown. She married (1) a MILLINGTON. Their children born Herkimer Co., prob. Town of Warren:

Seeking descendants of Jonathan and Hannah Rounds Wilkinson. Deanna Vosburgh Smith   Email:dee@borg.com



Deanna Smith Fri 5 Jun 1998
Philinda ROUNDS, dau. of William and Delight Rounds b. ca 1809 Warren, Herkimer Co., possibly d. Oswego Co., m. Herkimer Co. ca 1831 Jedediah (Dyer) PANGBURN b. 1813 Columbia Herkimer Co. son of Richard and Nancy GAY Pangburn, he d. 1871 Oswego Co, committed suicide. Jedediah had several wives. His last wife was Nancy SPRAGUE. Did Philinda Rounds Pangburn marry (1) an EGGLESTON and have a son Elenza/Elenzy? Elenza is named in a deed with Nathan and William Rounds, Jr. sons of William, in 1845, Town of Warren, Herkimer Co. Deanna Smith   Email:dee@borg.com



Deanna Smith Fri 5 Jun 1998
David ROUNDS son of William and Delight___Rounds c. 1802, m. Ann or Arvis _____, Herkimer Co. by 1827. Issue: Margaret c 1828 Herkimer Co., Delight ca 1829 Herkimer Co., son, Orlando ca 1841. Resided Warren and possibly Winfield. 1850, 1855, 1860 res. Paris, Oneida Co, NY then disappears from New York. Seeking descendants and wife's maiden name. Deanna Smith  Email:dee@borg.com



Deanna Smith Fri 5 Jun 1998
William ROUND(S) 1767 RI, m. pre 1790 Vt., d. 1845 Town of Columbia, Herkimer Co., m. Delight ____, b. 1769 NY/RI, d. 1854, both buried Old Jordanville Cem., Warren, Herkimer Co. Issue:

Need parentage of Delight, wife of William. Deanna Smith  Email: dee@borg.com



Deanna Smith Fri 5 Jun 1998
George ACRE(S) b. 1744 Boston, m. 1768 Worcester, Mar. Margaret ELLIOTT (c1743, d. 1813). George d. 1830 Jordonville, Warren, Herkimer Co., both buried Little Lakes Cemetery, Warren. Issue: Anna, John d. Ill., Betsey 1786-1840 m. Jacob VOSBURGH, bur. Little Lakes Cem., William Elliott, Haze, George. Need parentage of George and Margaret. Deanna Smith  Email:dee@borg.com




Deanna Smith Fri 5 Jun 1998

Pauline VOSBURGH, illegitimate dau. of Laura Vosburgh b. c 1842 probably Warren, HerkimerCo. m. 1865 Richfield Springs, Otsego Co.d. pre 1900 David SHOEMAKER b. 1831 German Flatts, son of John and Sally MC CREDY Shoemaker. David d. 1906 Richfield Spr.. Issue: John R. ca 1869/70 Herkimer Co., Laura ca. 1875 ibid. Children have disappeared. No trace of Pauline after 1875 German Flatts. David a widower per 1900 census. Deanna Smith  Email:dee@borg.com



Evelyn Vohland Fri 5 Jun 1998
I have information on Henry POTTER, born 26 May 1802, Floyd, NY. He mar. Sophia SNYDER, born 1810. Will exchange information. Evelyn Vohland  Email:bob&evelyn@nctc.net



Deanna Smith Fri 5 Jun 1998
Jacob VOSBURGH b. 1784 Conn., d. 1856 Monticello, Otsego Co. M'd. (2) Phebe/Betsy ACRE(S) in Jordonville, Warren, Herkimer Co., dau. of George and Margaret ELLIOTT Acres. Issue:

Need parentage of Jacob Vosburgh. Deanna Smith  Email:dee@borg.com



Walter Heidenreich Fri 5 Jun 1998
I am researching the BORDEN family living in Fairfield about 1790 to 1860 and later in Cold Brook. Walter Heidenreich  Email:heidy@iThink.net



Carol Shaw CovingtonThu 4 Jun 1998
I am looking for information on Frederick F. SNELL he came from Germany and settled in an area known as Snell's Bush in Herkimer Co.,NY. His son David Snell born in 1812 in Herkimer Co. married in 1832 to Mary Ann EGGABROAD, daughter of John and Barbara Eggabroad. If anyone has information that they would like to share please let me know. Thank you, Carol Shaw Covington  Email:cov@cyberia.com



Dan Goetz Thu 4 Jun 1998
I will be share what info I have on the following Montgomery & Herkimer Co., families: Stephen HAMMOND born 1799 at Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY & his wife Elizabeth (Betsy) MAYER , born May 5, 1804 in Herkimer Co. Their children married into the Young, Clark, Petrie, Casler, Crumby & Sixbury families. Contact Dan Goetz at e-mail fritzxtc@aol.com



Diana Granger Wed 3 June 1998
COGSWELL. Seeking a COGSWELL family who had a daughter Alathea born to them in 1750 in Kingsborough which was then part of Montgomery County.



Edmund Dowling 2 June 1998
William F. DOWLING (1877-1948) was from an Irish farm family. At 19, in 1896 entered West Windfield Academy, Herkimer Co. Coming from a poor family of 10 children strict econ. was in order. At beginning of each week he brought quantities of provisions which were prepared at the boarding house during the week... he was most dillegent as a student never letting soc. diversions distract from school work....graduated in 1900...entered Hamilton at 22, grad in 1904..Studieded law.. admitted to bar in 1907.. Ran for mayor of Utica... at 45 yrs of age nominated to Justice Supreme Ct. 4th Dist. I would love to receive any feedback based on his records at the Academy. Can anyone help. Email: Pogoldow@ntrener.net   Thanks in advance.



Ann Marie Rose Tue 2 Jun 1998
I'm not sure you can help me, but I'm at a brick wall. My GGG-Father Seth ROSE showed up on the 1850 census of Herkimer Co., Schuyler, along with a number of other men Stephen. This clan goes back to 1790 census. I did see where a Mr. Rose came from Conn. to help settle the area. I was hoping you might have some information on Seth or his parent. I do know he was born in 1845. No info on his parents. Thank you. Ann Marie Rose



Charlotte J. Sheldon Mon 1 Jun 1998
Subject: Rood-Chapin Families Ref. above families: I have much on the ROOD Family. Much less on the particular CHAPIN family.

An Ezra Rood [5th.Gen.] left Mass1788; Durham;1795-Bristol, Schoharie Co.;1809-Plainfield;Winfield. Probably farmers, so the latter towns may reflect town/county changes rather than any migration. Ezra Rood, Jr., b.1802 in Bristol, m. on 30 Sep.1824 in, maybe, Winfield,Herkimer Co. a Demaris POTTER of Winfield at that time. Demaris was daughter of a Pardon Potter and a Rhoda CARVER. Pardon was a Lieut.in the War of 1812, I think. Reuben Rood, another son of the same Ezra ROOD [5th.Gen.], b. 16 Mar 1791 in Durham, Greene Co. m. an Anna CHAPIN c.1811 in the vicinity of Plainfield (or whatever the town was calle) by that time. Ezra end wife Demaris Potter soon migrated to Cortland Co. where they lived out their lives. Reuben Rood and wife Anna Chapin migrated to Broome Co.and remained for the rest of their lives. I am descended from both of these lines as second cousins married. Ezra Rood died on 28 Mar 1829 in the Plainfield/Winfield area. Again, probably, all the same farm place from 1809, subjected to the occuring political naming changes of those years. His wife was a Parthena WARNER, b.1768 in Ct. and.c.1864, probably in Homer, Cortland Co.N.Y. Would like info.or leads on Chapin families there at that time who had a daughter, Anna Chapin. Or,where in Herkimer or in Otsego Co. would have the best records fo those changling-years there, for those times. I have been to Cooperstown and was unsuccessful in reference to Anna. I would be happy to share info on the ROOD family .They are mentioned in one of the history books of that area simply as an early Rood family of settlers. Charlotte. Email: cjsheldon@earthlink.net



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