Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for March 16 - 28 1997



David Cook Tue Mar 25 1997
Looking for my great grandmother's roots. Born near Amsterdam as Helen M. REESE. Daughter of Nathaniel Reese and Helen LAFKE/LAPKE, granddaughter of Nathaniel Reese of Amsterdam. Born Dec 29, 1845 in Amsterdam, moved to Wisconsin with family in 1862 or 63, died in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin on July 7, 1924. Married Sylvanus Henry COOK of Livingston County. Married in Wisconsin and had 4 children: Frederick, Dayton, Pearl and Effa. Looking for other Reese members or Lapke or Lafke members. Looking for birth records for Helen M. Reese.



Douglas V. Smith Tue 25 Mar 1997
Searching for dates and places of death and burial of Anna/Nancy (HELMER) HARTMAN, wife of Christopher Hartman. She was born German Flats 1804 and married German Flats 1830. Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net



Mandy Mon Mar 24 1997
I am interested in finding information on William NELLES who lived in Montgomery County New York in 1710. Any information would be appreciated.



Kathy Guthrie Mon Mar 24 1997
I am researching the ECKER family. I have Johannes, Adam and Jacob, sons of Johannes Sr., prior to 1790 in Montgomery Co., NY. Adam's family attended Dutch Reformed Church of Stone Arabia, Palatine, NY. Adam's son Abraham married a Mary Smith WOHLGEMUTH. Anyone with any information on either Ecker or Wohlgemuth please contact. Have much info to share.



Kathy Bryce Mon Mar 24 1997
FONDA, David. Looking for Ancesters of David FONDA who moved to Batavia, Branch Co MI in 1837. He was born [1800] in Montgomery Co. NY and married Lorinda KNAPP. Known children Charles I and Maryette. Others related: Sara M. or Sallie Marie Fonda and RANDALL, Orson, Alonzo, Seth.



Barbara Britt Sat Mar 22 1997
Susan OVEROCKER was orphaned as a small child. Want to know if Overocker is her birth name or adopted name, also who her parents were and her birthdate. She married Henry W. SEEBER b. 1795 in 1816 and they had nine children. They resided in Johnstown, Montgomery County. Veronica BARTLET married Henry Seeber in Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York on 5/7/1767 in the Reformed Church of Stone Arabia. They had 5 children. What was Veronica's birhtdate and who were her parents?



Trudy Hunkins Sat Mar 22 1997
Looking for information on John P. HESS (3/29/1826-7/24/1903) who was married to Eleanor CURTIS (8/25/1824-8/7/1903). They were married 2/6/1852 and both died in 1903 in in the Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co. I know they bought the house, that is still in the family, at some time in the 1860s. John P. Hess's parents are listed on his death record as Peter Hess and Cordelia and both are listed as origins unknown. I have been through the cemetery records for all of the cemeteries in Jefferson Co. that was done in 1850. There is not one Hess listed in any of them. Would like to find brothers, sisters of John P. and information on his father and mother. I know that the original John Hess arrived in America on 6/13/1710 and was told (not confirmed) that he settled in Schoharie Co. - traveling with a Nicholas Hess. Don't know whether it was a father, brother, uncle or what, but found that through the computer at a site called On Line Immigrant Ancestor Register Index.



David Fairall Fri 21 Mar 97
I would love to know of any other relatives, stories or other info. concerning the families ROBISON, ADAMS, GUINAL and COLLIER, 1700's, or earlier, to 1800's. I have info. to share also! James ROBISON was b. abt 1734 in Charleston, Montgomery, NY, d. ? Married in Claverick, Columbia County, NY to Margaret ADAMS, who was born abt 1738 in Charleston, Montgomery, NY. I don't know any other dates or info. and would love to know anything.

James and Margaret's son ( I don't know of any other children) Joseph Robison was b. 6-26-1768 in Charleston, Montgomery, NY, d. June 8 or 9, 1839, Palermo, Oswego County, NY. He married Cornelia GUINAL on 1-1-1794 in Fort Plain, Montgomery, NY. Their son ( I don't know of any other children) Joseph Robison was b. 5-21-1804 in Charleston, Montgomery County, NY. He married 2-5-1829 in Clay, Onandaga, NY to Lucretia HANCOCK, born 8-24-1807 in Shrewsburg, Windsor County, VT. The family converted to Mormonism, moved to Utah, left the Mormon Church and moved to Sacramento, California. Please email David Fairall at: fairall@psyber.com. Note: Cornelia Guinal's father, James, is on our Military Honor Roll.



Richard F. Widrig Fri 21 Mar 1997
Am looking for information and descendants of Michael WIDRIG (b. abt 1725) whose family emigrated to Herkimer from Germany in 1765. Check out the topic "Early Widrig History" on my web page,which has an article about the first Widrigs that came to this country in 1765 from Wurtemburg, Germany. Michael Widrig and Magdelana (unknown) came here thru Philadelphia on the ship Phoenix. They came after Peter Hassenclever, a wealthy entrepreneur from Wurtemburg, convinced Michael and other Wurtemburgers to come to the US and work in his ashery for 3 years, in exchange for paying for their trip to the New World and room and board for such period. Michael and 3 of his sons were in the Revolutionary War. One of his sons, Jacob, was an early NY politician. More of this early history is found on my Widrig Family web page.



Douglas V. Smith Fri Mar 21 1997
Searching for dates and places of death and burial of George HELMER baptized 1767 Stone Arabia, son of Frederick F. and Sabina Helmer. According to Barker he may have married Elizabeth THUMB. Douglas V. Smith. Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net



Bonnie Pulsipher Fri Mar 21 1997
Montgomery County. Elizabeth (Betsy) DAVIS, b. 7 Feb 1797. Her parents: Reuben Davis and Mary (Polly)(maiden name unk) They are supposed to be from Mass. Elizabeth is supposed to have been born in Mayfield on February 7, 1797. She married Abel OWEN in Chautauqua, NY in 1829. I would like to confirm the birth information and get any other information possible on her family. She joined the Mormon church and trekked west and died in UT. Her husband died along the way in Hancock IL. Thanks for looking.



John Mason Wed Mar 19 1997
GROSS family of Montgomery county. Lawrence Gross, born 1801 in Montgomery County, married Elizabeth OBERACKER, born 1803 in NY State. They had four children; Maria, born 1827 in Cherry Valley; Lavina, born 1829; Lucinda, born 1832 in Otsego Co; and John Wesley, born 1834 in Middlefield. Lawrence Gross's father was also named Lawrence Gross and may have resided in Minden. All family members were Methodists. All but Lawrence migrated to Erie, Pa in 1857. Lawrence moved to Erie in 1868. Census records indicate they were boatmen. Looking for other branches of the Gross family and leads on the older Lawrence Gross.



Rosemary Warlick Wed Mar 19 1997
Peter WILBUR in 1790 census Caughnawaga Town, Montgomery County NY. Had 1 son over 16 and 3 under. Was this the Peter who married ? FREEMAN in RI in 1765? Sons were Peter, Freeman, Benonie, Asa, William, and a daughter Sarah. Peter Sr. was in the Rev War in RI, and in VT. His father George died in Danby VT in 1777. I'm surmising that the Peter in Mont Co 1790 was mine - in the 1810 census Onondaga Co ( Otisco) he was listed with sons Peter, Benonie, Asa, and William. Does anyone have a connection to this family? Thanks for a reply.




Douglas V. Smith Tue Mar 18 1997
Searching for dates and places of death and burial of Gertrude DYGERT wife of Nicholas G. WEAVER. She was born and baptized 1767 at Stone Arabia, they married 1785, and she was alive in 1850. The "Dygert file" at the Fonda archives has a chart that says Gertrude was married to Nicholas G. Weaver 4 July 1785 and that she died 12 May 1851 but of course no sources are cited and no places are given. Douglas V. Smith. Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net



L.K. Weber Tue Mar 18 1997
Seeking confirmation of antecedents listed below. My visit to Herkimer and Stone Arabia last summer confirmed in Dutch Reformed Church records that Michael Nicholas WEBER was born Nov.1797 and bp. DRC Stone Arabia in Jan 1798. Chbk. indicates parents: Nicholas Weber and Maria Barbara KELLER (b. Mar 1,1766; daughter of Caspar Keller).

Also seeking further info on:

Any info greatly appreciated. Much enjoyed my pilgrimage to Herkimer last year to find RDC Stone Arabia and stand at altar where my gggrandfather Michael Nicholas was baptized.



Stephanie Walker Mon Mar 17 1997
Looking for information/descendants of the PHIPPS family of Oppenhiem, Fulton Co. Many of their descendants of Herkimer Co. including the towns of Dolgeville and Little Falls. Connected families include: ZOLLER, DOXSTADER, CARD, SCHUYLER, MILES (?), HEALY (?), KIBBE, GALUSHA, GUILE, GIBSON. Any info?



Barbara French Mon Mar 17 1997
Seeking any information about New York families named FETTERLY (also Vetterly, Vetterlie, Vatterly). My fifth-great grandfather Peter Fetterly was born in Montgomery County about 1774, and had most of his children near Germann Flats, Herkimer, NY. He later relocated to Jefferson County, NY, along with many of his children, including my fourth-great grandmother, Laney (Fetterly) STARRING. Peter's father, Henry VATTERLY, died in the Battle of Oriskany in 1777. The Oriskany record found at the Oriskany Historical Society is the only record I have found on his service. (The DAR doesn't even list him).



Kathi Frenz McCarthy Mon Mar 17 1997
Looking for info on my great uncle Gottlieb FRENZ born Undersontheim, Germany in 1863, who lived in Amsterdam NY in the 1880's. His daughter's name was Carrie WILSON. Gottlieb had 3 brothers and 1 sister living in Rochester, NY: John Frenz, Fred Frenz, George Frenz, and Rosina Marie Frenz WEIDNER.



Julia O. Joaquin Mon 17 Mar 1997
Listed on the 1790 census of Montgomery Co in the town of Canajoharie there is listed John WRIGHT. 1 female and 3 males under 16. Does anyone have any information on this family? I am tracing John Wright whose son James was b 1794 with possibility of older siblings. My John ended up in Allegany Co. Possibly he was migrating from VT. THank you. Julia



Donna Mullen Sun Mar 16 1997
HARVEY/MEACHAM: I am searching for any information on Eunice Harvey who married George W. Meacham, circa 1825 in Freetown, Cortland County, NY. She may have been born abt 1807 in Herkimer County, NY. Children: Lucy, Eunice, George, Amy, Calvin, David, Sylvanus and Harvey Meacham. Eunice died in Van Buren County, MI. Any information on the Harvey family of Herkimer or Cortland Counties, NY would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Donna Salter Mullen. mullen@oz.net



Dick Osborn Sun Mar 16 1997
OSBORN: Searching for Phineas Osborn, b 1775-1780. Lived in Herkimer County until 1832 when he moved to Clayton, Jefferson County NY. He had 3 sons: Schuyler, Phineas A. and Thomas. Any info concerning the above will be greatly appreciated. I don't know Phineas's wife's name. Diosbo@aol.com



Linda Blood Sun Mar 16 1997
Am looking for parents of Horace BLOOD. Their tombstone inscriptions from Montgomery County, NY:

I believe this Horace to be the son of Abner Blood from MA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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