Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for March 1 - 15 1997




Barabara Jeffrie Sat Mar 15 1997
Looking for descendants of Jacob FOSMIRE d.1848 s/o Henry and Elisabeth BARRINGERFosmire 1781-1835 who lived in Poestenkill, Rensselaer Co., Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., and Clarkson, Monroe Co. jeffribm@gw.sunysccc.com



Barabara Jeffries Sat Mar 15 1997
Looking for descendants of the BARRINGER girls who married :Peter R. FLINT 1803-1859; William DINGMAN 1819-1874; Saffrenus WAFFLE; John CHRISTY b. 1824. These were daughters of Adam BARRINGER of Springfield. jeffribm@gw.sunysccc.com



Louis R. Ward, Jr Sat 15 Mar 1997
I am trying to locate my ggg-grandfather and mother in NY. His name was William WARD, b. NY and he married Mary WORDEN, b. NY in the late 1700s or early 1800s (pre 1824). They had at least one child, my gg-grandfather Henry WARD, b.10 Jul 1824 in NY (or Hamilton, Canada). Sometime after 1824 William migrated to Dereham, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada with his family. (they are listed in the 1851 Census of Dereham, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada). By 1854 Henry WARD had migrated to Lapeer Co., MI where he homesteaded or patented 80 acres of land. If you have any suggestions on how best to locate William Ward or Mary Worden in NY I would appreciate it. I am wondering if William is related to the Wards in the Mohawk Valley area. Regards, Louis.



Patricia Bettis Fri Mar 14 1997
Van RENSSELAER, David was in Herkimer Co. on the 1820 census.Went to Ohio before 1828. David's wife Nancy was daughter of William ROE of Kinderhook. Is there anyone else researching this family? Would love to share information. Patte/ Shreveport



Peter Burrows Fri Mar 14 1997
SNOW, Rebeckah b. Oct 1, 1791 Providence, RI. Family seems to have moved from RI to NY 1795-1810. At Broadalbin, Mont. Co. NY she married Thomas FORCE PALMER. His family had come to NY about the same time from Woodbridge NJ. Rebeckah's Snow Palmer's dates and spelling of name comes from her gravestone. Few other details, though at times descendants spelled name Rebecca. TFP and RS lived at Genesee, Montgomery, Wyoming, Cattauragus counties until about 1835, then to Medina Co OH, briefly to IN, and by 1837 were at Sugar Grove, Kane Co. IL; by 1852 to LaSalle Co, IL where their two sons lived. RS died there Oct 27, 1854 and Thomas 1862. 1790 RI census lists 10 Snow families! William, Jasiah, Samuel, Sarah, Daniel, James, Joseph, Joseph. NY 1790 Mont. Co. Census also lists Joseph Snow!! Anyone know anything about him? Ancestors, parents, etc. children? Thomas and Rebeckah's 1st son was named Joseph Snow Palmer. So were one of the Joseph's in RI census 1790 the father of RS? 1820 Mont. Co census Thomas F. Palmer is living next to Sameul Force. Is he the brother or possibly father of Rebeckah. Appreciate any info. Peter Burrows.



Jane Wed 12 Mar 1997
I am researching descendants of Hans Dietrich STEELE who lived in German Flats, Herkimer Co. [STALEY Patent]. I trace back to Frederick Joseph, Richard Daniel, Frederick R., Dietrich[Richard], and Hans Dietrich. I would like to correspond with any other descendants of same Hans Dietrich Steele. Jane S. Flannery



Fern R. Rogers Tue 11 Mar 1997
Searching for information on Jesse N. EATON b. CT. and died 1839 New York md. Maria YOUNG about 1804 in New York. Their son Colonel Ethan William Eaton b. 10 Oct 1827 in Charleston, Montgomery Co., NY and d. 15 Sept 1913 in Socorro, NM md. Dorothy Marcelina CHAVEZ in Santa Fe Co., NM 6 May 1850. While doing research in New Mexico I found several books and articles written about Colonel Eaton. He was a very colorful character. Thanks for your time. Fern Rogers



Adell Carr Smith Tue Mar 11 1997
Henry (Heinrich) BRODT was b 15 Aug 1767 in Germany, m 20 Aug 1788 Stone Arabia, NY to Catherine GRAMPS, d 25 July 1841, Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY. Ch: Henry; Catherine; Nancy (Anna); John; Christina and Rebecca. Where in Germany was he born? When did he come to the US? Brodt is also spelled BROAT. GRAMPS is also spelled CRIM, KREM, and a variety of other spellings.



Linda Beauchamp Mon Mar 10 1997
I am researching the family of James BLOW, b. ca.1756 poss Ireland and Margaret BROWN, b.ca.1760, poss Ireland or Scotland. I do know they resided in East Winfield for a time, then moved to Otsego, Tioga County, NY. Where they both died and are buried at Stonewall Cemetary, Nichols, NY. They had 12 children, most born in East Winfield some moved to Tioga County with the parents. I would appreciate any information regarding this couple.



Nancy Carter Mon Mar 10 1997
Looking for information on Seth LEWIS, Sr. and Jr. in Ontario County in 1808. Seth Sr. may have been in Montgomery County in 1790. Any information on either of these will be greatly appreciated. Seth Sr. w/wife and 8 children, 1790 census.



Kathy Brockway Sun Mar 9 1997
Seeking WHITE, Artemas; b. 1813; NY, MA, NH. d. 1898, Kalamazoo Co, MI. Married Louisa LAMPHEREin 1835 in Herkimer Co, NY. Remained at Salisbury, Herkimer Co, NY. Removed to MI in 1861. Children: James Amasa, Nancy A, Irving/Ervin, Susan M, Elliott, Charles Arnold (b. between 1841-1855). Where was Artemas born and who were his parents/ siblings? Any connection to James E and Abel WHITE buried in same cemetery and similar age?



Scott Birge Sat Mar 8 1997
Looking for descendants of UEBELE, Lorenz and Magdelena HILBERBRANDT Emigrated from Wurtenberg, Germany. Several generations of farmers in Moorehouseville area [ Note: Hamilton County a few short miles from the border of Salisbury, Herkimer County].



Kathy Sat 8 Mar 1997
I have info on Adam ECKER, will proved 1784. Am looking for any deed records in Johnstown, Montgomery Co. area. Adam's son Adam, and son John, are listed in 1790 census in Montgomery Co. I think they are in Johnstown. Adam Ecker was living in Johnstown, Montgomery Co., NY in 1776. He left a will with quite a lot of property to be distributed. He had 9 children and kept a slave so I am not sure if he was well to do or not. Any early info on Eckers that you can share?



Kerri Keller Sat Mar 8 1997
KELLER, Henry S. married Magdalena FAILING about 1800. Their daughter, Elizabeth Keller, married a John Keller Jr. and produced a son, Failing Keller (b. 1844 in Montegomery C., d. 1904 in Sloansville, NY) We have no information on either side (both are Keller families). Any assistance would be appreciated!



Gary R. Goodemote Sat Mar 8 1997
I am looking for any info I can find about the GOODEMOTE family. I have some info dating back to 1715 to a Godfrey Goodemote. I would also like any info that anyone may have on the GOODERMOTE (with an (r) family. To my thinking these families were one of the same at one time, with some of them dropping the (r) out of the name for some reason. Thank you very much for anything you can help me with.



Judy Sat Mar 8 1997
Still looking for someone with info on Daniel S. VANCOURT, b. Montgomery County, NY in 1804. Need specific date, parents names & history, etc. Some of Daniel S. Vancourt's children are:

Daniel S. Vancourt was married to Amanda Miranda STEPHENS, d/o Truman and Roenna (KIBBEE) Stephens. Truman and Roenna are believed born in MA. Thanks again. Judy



Marquin C. Barrett Sat Mar 8 1997
Want proof that Nathaniel BUTLER died 26 Sep.1829, Utica NY. m.Sarah HERRICK b.21 Feb.1764, Norwalk CT. d. ca.1823.



M C Cobb Sat Mar 8 1997
Seeking descendents of Kilburn NOTT b. Windsor County, VT in 1765, was living in Montgomery County NY in 1799 when son Justus (Justice) Nott was born. Wife was Hannah E Nott who died in Lyme, Jefferson Co, NY in 1854. Will gladly exchange info with other descendents. Would also like to hear from anyone who has access to names of early residents of Montgomery County. e-mail to clatsie@aol.com



Carol Morrison Sat Mar 8 1997
WALLIN, John appeared in this county ca 1860 census and maybe before. He was married to a Sarah HOWGATE. He worked in the carpet mills, and family tradition says that there was a Senator in the family who founded the Mohawk carpet mills, a later John Wallin. It says that he had a big house on Wallin Street that is still there and inhabited by his descendants. I am most interested in contacting other family descendants.



Jane S. Flannery Fri Mar 7 1997
Who were parents of Frederick VanPATTEN who married Elizabeth H. STEELE, daughter of Richard Daniel Steele of German Flats. They were married after 1876.



Jane S. Flannery Fri Mar 7 1997
I am searching for information regarding Stephen Devela POTTER, who was married to Diadama DUNHAM, b. Jan 4, 1832 in Otsego Co. [census records]. From his pension records, they were married in S. Bainbridge, Chenango Co. He enlisted at Warren, Herkimer Co. He died at Elmira, while in the Army but I can't find where he is buried. Also who were his parents?



Robert Rathbun Fri Mar 7 1997
I will help with research on the family of RATHBONE/ RATHBUN. Many were in the county. Would like to exchange. Robert Rathbun



Barbara Jeffries Fri Mar 7 1997
Seek living descendants Johannes PRICE and Sarah PARCUS whose children and grandchildren lived in Rensselaer, Otsego, Cortland, and Herkimer Counties and in Warren and Erie Co. PA. Let me hear from you. Thanks, Barbara.



Brenda Van Voorhies Fri Mar 7 1997
Looking for any info on: Samuel ADAMS, b. 1793 in Montgomery, New York m. Mary Jemima JUDD ( b. 1794 in New York, d. 19 Nov 1856 ), d. 7 Apr 1856 in Wyalusing, Grant, Wisconsin. Only child we know of was Henry Adams, b. 14 Jun 1820 in Buffalo, Erie, New York d. 1 Jan 1901 in Patch Grove, Grant, Wisconsin. Send replies to Brenda Van Voorhies at jvanvoo@aol.com.



Jane Fri 07 Mar 1997
I am seeking info about Olen HOUGHTLING who lived in Mohawk in the early 1920's and was married to Julia Steele, daughter of Richard Daniel STEELE. Who were his parents and where was he born?



Jane Fri 07 Mar 1997
I am looking for Frederick VanPATTEN who married Elizabeth H. STEELE from German Flats and later moved to Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY in the late 1800's.



Jane Fri 07 Mar 1997
My ancestor with Herkimer connections is Joseph BONSON ROUND(S) from Winfield [1837-1892].



Dan Stifflear Thu 6 Mar 1997
Andrew Vrooman, son of Peter MEESE VROOMAN and Lucretia Van SCHOONHOVAN, was born 3 March 1827 in Montgomery County. Peter Meese Vrooman settled in the Town of Glen in 1837. Andrew married as his 2nd wife, Martha PALMATIER, about 1858/59. In the 1900 census Andrew was enumerated in the Town of Glen, age 73, without Martha in the household. He died 2 November 1905, presumably in Glen, yet the NYS Archives does not have a record of his death. Might he be buried in the Glen Cemetery? Otherwise, what records in Montgomery County might be available that would confirm his death date? Please email me at DAS7901@aol.com Thanks. Dan Stifflear (former Schoharie County native, now living near Tampa, FL).



Ann Leavitt Clapper Wed Mar 5
VAN NOSTRAND:I am seeking information about William Van Nostrand, m. 9 Jan 1782 Phoebe_______? Their son was George Van Nostrand, m. 23 Feb 1818 Hannah LINDLEY. George Van Nostrand lived in West Bush, NY and is buried in Gloversville. Daughter of George Van Nostrand is Mary Van Nostrand, b. 8 Aug 1841 in West Bush, NY, m. 14 Sept 1857 Jefferson Madison LEAVITT, d. 6 Dec 1924 in Dolgeville. Mary Van Nostrand is my great grandmother.



Cruikshank Wed 05 Mar 1997
Am trying to find any info on John GERMAN, Sr., 1740 - 1800. We believe he was one of the German settlers in the Palatine immigrations, or possibly a mercenary with the British Army. We know that he was a British loyalist and moved to Canada after the Revolution. Have no idea where he lived in the US before moving to Canada, but it seems likely it was New York or Pennsylvania. Any info on this, or on the German family in general? We suspect that the name is a revision of the original. Dr. Beth Cruikshank. Miami, Manitoba, Canada. dcruiksh@cici.mb.ca Note: although this does not cite our counties specifically, some of our Palatine and Loyalist experts may have some suggestions.



Marilyn Wed 05 Mar 1997
Subject: Henry STONE Jr. He was found in Montgomery Co. in 1810, 20, 30, 40 etc. His wife was Nancy SHORT. Their children that I have located are Fanny Arminda Stone, James H. Stone, and I know there were more. Fanny Arminda married a Phillip BAUM and they had Lorenzo. Henry's mother and father are my biggest searches. They are Molly BROWN Stone and Henry Stone Sr. I know that Molly and Henry were divorced in 1795 and that Molly was buried in Fipps Cemetery. I would love to hear from anyone. I'm so in the dark about that part of the country, as I'm from FL living in GA. Thanks so much.



Dede Neifert Wed Mar 5 1997
I am reasearching my WILCOX family line. My ggg-grandfather, Rodney Wilcox, was born in Litchfield, NY on 5-10-1806. His wife, was Emily DAVIS, born in Frankfort, NY on 6-23-1806. The were married in Sauquoit, Town of Paris, Oneida Co NY on 1-7-1830. They are both buried in Litchfield. I've not had any luck going back any further--any help is appreciated. I am willing to share what information I have.



Carol Perry Wed Mar 5 1997
Herkimer County: Looking for any info on Hattie Young born ca. 1900. Female child born to her and Henry Richard Croney after 1930. Information on YOUNG, CRONEY, RIPPLE families in Stark (ville) Little Falls, Herkimer that may pertain to our family. More info available if need be. Thank you.



Carol Perry Wed 05 Mar 1997
CRONEY/YOUNG - Herkimer County: I have some sketchy family history to share but am also looking for help. My mother was born in Stark, NY 1927 along with 2 brothers, one older and one younger: Henry Richard Croney, Jr b. 1925; Etta (Ettie) Letto Young or Croney b. 1927; Joseph Young or Croney b. 1929. Not sure of marriage certificate of parents but court records found in my mother's possession say they were married in 1924??

In 1930 these 3 children were removed from their home by Department of Public Welfare Court House Herkimer, NY. An Oct 9 1953 a letter to my mother states "there is no history and no information at all. As this was a case in 1930, 23 years ago, and we have no leads to help. There are notes however that in 1939 there was an attempt by someone to find out more about the case, no results." However there are court records stating the removal of these children. The letter further states "after Joseph was placed in the institution he died of pneumonia which followed an attack of whooping cough. There is a record that Henry Richard was boarded in a family in the neighborhood. Our card mentions that the family came from the village of Starkville."

My mother was eventually placed in State Charities Aid Assoc. NY and then adopted. Sometime in 1953 she went to Herkimer to visit the courthouse and I have notes she jotted down, for example: Ms. XXX RIPPLE, Little Falls, Alexandria St; Mr. XXX HOLK, Jordanville; and info of her dad in Middletown Inst. It hints that Ms. Ripple may have been a relative as she states that they all looked like herself. She also states that paperwork at the courthouse stated that Hattie Young mother, after 1930, brought a small baby girl to Public Welfare in Herkimer and requested they place her as they did the others. We later found out that the oldest boy spent his childhood with his dad "working the farm" - Sweetclover Farms. We found him 2 years ago living in Fla. What I need to know is - does Herkimer County Court House still exist? Are records available? We would like to find this female child and any other siblings if possible.



John M. Rockwell Tue Mar 4 1997
I am looking for any information I can find on the parents of my great-grandfather, Lucius ROCKWELL. According to Lucius' obituary in the "Herkimer Citizen", dated June 15, 1909, his parents names were Edwin and Temperence (MANLEY) Rockwell. It does not mention where Edwin was from, but it says Temperence was the daughter of Thomas Manley and was a native of Norway, NY. The obituary states that Temperence died when he was three. It also states that Edwin moved the family to Camden, Oneida County. He left a sister, Mrs. Cornelia D. BULLARD of Newport and a brother, Edwin A., of Brooklyn. Lucius died in New York City. Lucius was quite an inventor. He invented the machines which first made animal crackers and also alphabet-shaped dough for soups. I am trying to trace the family back past Edwin, i.e., where did he come from and who were his parents, etc. Any help will be of great assistance. I am unsure how long I will have this e-mail adress, so you may contact me through snail mail at: John Rockwell, 4527 McKain Dr., Toledo, OH 43623 .



Ron Sykes Tue Mar 4 1997
TERWILLIGER- looking for the information and descendants of the Terwilliger family of Herkimer Co., NY. Barney and his wife Dolly Terwilliger came over from Holland and raised their family. Their children were: Harmon B., Samuel (bn: 25 Jun 1799), Solomon, John and Barney. Any help appreciated. Ron Sykes. vsykes@gte.net



Lara Tue Mar 4 1997
I am looking for the family of my gg-Grandmother, Catherine MATTICE. I have reason to believe that she was born in New York. I don't know when or to whom she was born, but her husband, Andrew DEMORRIS, was born in 1851 so I would think that she was similar in age. I was told by another genealogist to try Montgomery County as many MATTICE's lived there. Thanks! Lara.



Ron Sykes Tue Mar 4 1997
PRICE: looking for parental information on Abigail PRICE (9 Oct. 1802) who was born in Montgomery Co., NY. She married a Joseph CHAMBERLAIN. Any information grateful. Ron Sykes. vsykes@gte.net



Patricia St. Onge Mon Mar 3 1997
I am looking for information on Mary CHEWGO born 19 Mar1800 somewhere in Montgomery Co. Where? Her parents were Jacob Chewgo and Catherine HERMAN. I would like to know more about them. Mary married William S. RATHBONE Jr.



Pat Cunningham Mon Mar 3 1997
Looking for place of birth, DOB, and parents of Ezekiah KLOCK. He lived in Preble, Cortland Co, NY with his wife, Elizabeth DAVIDSON Klock in 1860. Believe he descended from Klocks of St. Johnsonville, NY (near Utica).



Mary F.Clauss Sun Mar 2 1997
George W. SNYDER, b. about 1835 in Brooklyn, or his son, George W. SNYDER, b. about 1863-65 somewhere in New York, may have owned a farm in the Herkimer area. My grandfather, Frank E. SNYDER, their (grand)son, had a family photo of a farmhouse, with the words "family farm, gentle- man farmer Herkimer New York" on the back. The elder George was married to Mary Frances MARTIN, the younger to Julia (Lulu) S. GARDINER(E). These people lived alternately in Schenectady, Brooklyn, Waterford and the Monmouth County area of New Jersey. If you can help with the Herkimer connections, I appreciate it.



Linda Schlater Sun Mar 2 1997
Four of my adult ancestors/relatives (all surname HUNGERFORD) died in Frankfort, Herkimer County, in 1837-1839. Does anyone familiar with the history of Herkimer or the Erie Canal know of a cholera or typhoid or other infectious disease outbreak during 1837-1839 that may have wiped out entire families???



Linda Schlater Sun Mar 2 1997
I am seeking information on Pardon STEWART (1799-1871) and wife Prudence DIKE or DYKE (1820-1900). He lived in Frankfort, Herkimer Co, NY, approx 1830-1871. Prudence may have been married first to Asel HUNGERFORD.



Jerry Stevens Sun Mar 2 1997
I am looking for information on the HOLSAVER family of Canajoharie in Montgomery County. I am especially interested in Mary Holsaver-Keneipp who married Frank KENEIPP in the late 1880's or early 1890's.



R. Carpenter Sun Mar 2 1997
My great grandfather John DRAPER CARPENTER served in the 11th Vermont regiment, Co E during the Civil War. He was wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek in Oct 1864. He had two wives and 21 grandchildren. They were from the Bennington, VT area. John Carpenter, his son, married Charity BROOKS and came to the Sloansville area around 1880-1890. My dad Clarence E. Carpenter married Claudine Alma SMITH around 1920. They lived in the area around Fulton, Sprout Brook, Fonda and Dolgeville. Looking for someone who knows where my grandfather was buried and if he had brothers/ sisters. John



Cheryl Koopman Sun Mar 2 1997
I am looking for any information about WILLSON families who lived in Montgomery County in the early 1800's. There are three families of Willsons listed in the 1830 census (neighbors of my own GIFFORD ancestors): these are Reuben Willson, Joel Willson, Ezra Jr., and old Ezra. The spelling is of particular interest to me because many of the Native American's who intermarried into European families were given names such as Brant's son, John's son, and Will's son and family tradition has it that John M. Gifford married an Indian woman whose name was Sally or Sarah Willson (b. abt. 1799). I would appreciate any help from anyone researching the surname Willson. The children of John M. Gifford and Sally Willson were Norman A., Jerome, Reuben, Sarah and Zina. Zina is such an unusual name, I wonder where it came from.



Skip Duett Sat Mar 1 1997
MABIE/MAVI/MEBIE in Mohawk Valley ca 1790: Penrose mentions a number of MABIEs as parents or sponsors in the Mohawk Valley ca 1790 including Anna, Elizabeth, Gadlyn, Dorothea, David, Albert, Jacob, Joseph, Abraham, Peter, John, and Hermanus. Do any of my fellow rooters have any information that sorts out the relationship between these MABIEs? Any help appreciated. Thanks.



David Simonds Sat Mar 1
Seeking ancestry of Mary BAUM, b. 30 Oct 1798, place unknown; d. 8 Mar 1882 (or 1885), Brownville, Jefferson, NY; m. 4 Aug 1816 in Manheim, Herkimer, NY to John J. TIMMERMAN, son of Jacob H. Timmerman and Elizabeth Timmerman (first cousins once removed). Mary's father was supposedly Jacob BAUM, b. ca. 1771, Herkimer, NY; m. ca. 1794 in Herkimer, NY to Barbara _____. (Name seen as Barbara BAUM but not sure if this is maiden or married name). She was supposedly b. ca. 1775 in NY.



Bob Clayton Sat Mar 1 1997
In 1820, Abraham VAN OLINDA and Jacob Van Olinda appeared in the census for Montgomery County, Town of Charleston. At this time, young Marie/a BLANCHARD lived with her "Uncle Van Olinda." Can anyone close the connection for me? She later married my ancestor, John CLAYTON, also of Charleston.



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