DIRECTORY OF THE TOWN OF MINDEN

1869 -1870

The Hamilton Child Company of Syracuse, New York produced directories of New York counties for 1869. These directories are useful in conjunction with the 1870 US census, and are available at many New York State libraries and historical societies either in print or on microfilm. In producing these directories, a few residents may have been missed. Absence of a family or person does not always mean that they didn't live there. In transcribing this material we have kept the original spelling and punctuation.


From Gazetteer and Business Directory of Montgomery County, N.Y. 1869-70
published by Hamilton Child & Co., Syracuse, NY 1869

( post office addresses in parentheses )
Abbott, John
(Fort Plain)
drover
Abbott, Joseph
(Fort Plain)
farmer 7
Abbott, Thomas
(Fort Plain)
shoemaker
Adams, Robert
(Fort Plain)
general insurance agent
Adams, Sarah L. Mrs.
(Fort Plain)
milliner, Canal.
Allen, Abram
(Sprout Brook)
laborer
Alpaugh, William
(Fort Plain)
farmer 20
Alter, Abraham
(Frey's Bush)
farmer 2 1/2
Alter, Alex.
(Fort Plain)
mason and farmer 13
Alter, George
(Frey's Bush)
laborer
Alter, James
(Sprout Brook)
laborer
Alter, John
(Fort Plain)
laborer
Alter, Moses
(Sprout Brook)
painter
Alter, Solomon
(Sprout Brook)
laborer
Alter, Solomon
(Frey's Bush)
farmer 1 1/2
Altur, Norman S.
(Sprout Brook)
painter
Anguish, Calvin
(Mindenville)
farmer leases of John W. Hawn, 140
Anguish, John
(Mindenville)
carpenter
Anthony, Henry
(Fort Plain)
meat market, Main.
Arndt, Alfred
(Fort Plain)
farmer 118
Atter, Moses
(Sprout Brook)
laborer
Austin, Orestes O.
(Fort Plain)
groceries and provisions, Canal.
Ayres, Alex.
(Fort Plain)
physician and surgeon, corner Canal and Lydins
Ayres, Alex. H.
(Fort Plain)
lawyer, Canal.
Ayres, Douglass
(Fort Plain)
physician and surgeon
Babcock, John H.
(Fort Plain)
Gregory & Co.
Ballard, J.
(Mindenville)
laborer
Bamber, Robert L.
(Fort Plain)
butter and cheese dealer, Canal.
Bamber, Rodger
(Frey's Bush)
with G. Waltz, prop. of Frey's Bush Cheese Factory
Bates, Wm.
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer leaes of R. Faling, 154
Bauder, Benjamin
(Hallsville)
dairyman, 27 cows, and farmer 114
Bauder, Elizabeth Mrs.
(Hallsville)
dairy, 15 cows, and farmer 100
Bauder, George
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman and farmer 114
Bauder, George Jr.
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman and farmer 114
Bauder, Jeremiah
(Hallsville)
dairyman, hop raiser and farmer 200
Bauder, John
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman, 28 cows, and farmer 150
Bauder, Nathan
(St. Johnsville)
dairyman, 30 cows, hop raiser and farmer 161
Baum, Jacob H.
(Minden)
dairyman, 36 cows, and farmer 235
Beck, John
(Fort Plain)
saloon, Canal.
Becker, D.E.
(Fort Plain)
drugs, medicines, tobacco, &c., Canal.
Bellinger, Henry P.
(St. Johnsville)
dairyman and farmer 240
Bellinger, Jacob P.
(St. Johnsville)
dairyman and farmer 222
Bennett, Edmund
(Fort Plain)
hair dresser and manuf. artificial hair work, Canal.
Bentz, Polly
(Mindenville)
hotel
Betinger, Henry
(Fort Plain)
farmer 10
Betinger, Peter
(Fort Plain)
farmer 10
Bier, C.
(Fort Plain)
farmer 19
Bloomingstuck, Fred.
(Hallsville)
farmer leases 100
Bort, Abram
(Sprout Brook)
laborer
Bort, Barney
(Starkville, Herkimer Co.)
farmer 80
Bowers, Conrad
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman and farmer 118
Bramer, Chas.
(Hallsville)
farmer leases of R. Ellwood, 100
Bramer, Chas.
(Fort Plain)
farmer 25
Bramer, Herman
(Hallsville)
farmer 20
Brooker, Geo.
(Fort Plain)
River Saloon, Mohawk Bridge.
Brookman, John H.
(Fort Plain)
Brookman & Pickard, dairyman, 30 cows, and farmer 240
Brookman, John I.
(Fort Plain)
dairyman, 40 cows, and farmer 195
Brookman, Martin H.
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 200
Brookman, Marvin
(Fort Plain)
with John I., farmer
Brookman & Pickard
(Fort Plain)
John H. Brookman and Martin A. Pickard, props. Brookman's Corners Cheese Factory
Brookman, Reuben A.
(Fort Plain)
with John I., farmer
Brookman's Corners Cheese Factory
(Fort Plain)
Brookman & Pickard, props; Orange Eckler, salesman; W.B. Southworth, maker; 660 cows
Broomstuch, George
(St. Johnsville)
farmer leases.
Brown, Geo. W.
(Fort Plain)
carpenter and joiner
Bunstead, Ed.
(Mindenville)
boatman
Burke, John D.
(Fort Plain)
carriage maker, Main.
Burnett, John K.
(Fort Plain)
dentist, Main.
Burrell, Wm.
(Sprout Brook)
farmer 6
Burril,William
(Sprout Brook)
farmer 6
Bush, Adam G.
(Fort Plain)
carriage maker
Bush, Ephraim
(Fort Plain)
laborer
Bush, Geo. A.
(Frey's Bush)
with Peter G., farmer
Bush, James H.
(Frey's Bush)
with Peter G., farmer
Bush, Peter G. & Son
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman, 20 cows, hop and stock raisers and farmer 320
Bush, P.J.
(Starkville, Herkimer Co.)
farmer 90
Byron, Christian
(Fort Plain)
farmer 15
Canfield, Chas.
(Fort Plain)
Canfield, Diefendorf & Co.
Canfield, Chas. E.
(Fort Plain)
Canfield, Diefendorf & Co.
Canfield, Diefendorf & Co.
(Fort Plain)
Charles Canfield, Ephraim G. Diefendorf and Chas. E. Canfield, bakers and confectioners, Canal.
Canfield, Lucius
(Fort Plain)
mechanic
Carter, Erastus
(Mindenville)
blacksmith
Cary, Alfred
(Fort Plain)
general insurance agent, representing the following companies: Aetna, Hartford, Phoenix and Putnam, Fire of Hartford; Springfield Fire and Marine Co. of Springfield, Mass.; Home, Security, Lorillard and International, Fire, of New York City; Albany City, of Albany, N.Y.; Glens Falls Fire, of Glens Falls, N.Y.; Connecticut Mutual Life, and Travelers' Accident Insurance; Western Fire and Marine, of Buffalo, N.Y.
Casler, Cornelius
(Hallsville)
carpenter and joiner
Casler, Daniel
(Hallsville)
laborer
Casler, Eli
(Frey's Bush)
carpenter and joiner
Casler, Fred.
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer leases of J.H. Moyer, 111
Casler, Fred.
(Fort Plain)
laborer
Casler, Harvey
(Starkville, Herkimer Co.)
with Rufus, dairyman, 30 cows, and farmer 191
Casler, Jacob
(Fort Plain)
dairyman, 26 cows, and farmer leases 144
Casler, John
(Hallsville)
shoemaker
Casler, John P.
(Fort Plain)
saloon, corner Main and Canal
Casler, Nicholas I.
(Frey's Bush)
carpenter and joiner and assessor
Casler, Peter
(Hallsville)
dairyman and farmer 130
Casler, Rufus
(Starkville, Herkimer Co.)
with Harvey, dairyman, 30 cows, and farmer 191
Charlesworth, Chas.
(Fort Plain)
dairyman, 27 cows, and farmer 104
Charlesworth, Charles
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 112
Charlesworth, Roselle
(Fort Plain)
with Charles
Clark, Sylvester
(Fort Plain)
laborer
Clark, W.
(Fort Plain)
president, Minden Gas Light co., vice president Shipman Spring and Axle Co.
Clark, Wm. Jr.
(Fort Plain)
Wood, Clark & Hall
Coe, Lysander P.
(Fort Plain)
watches, jewelry, &c., Canal.
Connine, John
(Fort Plain)
laborer
Cook, Ambrose G.
(Minden)
dairyman and farmer 120
Cook, G.B.
(Fort Plain)
R.H. Shearer & Co.
Coppernoll, James M.
(Fort Plain)
house, sign and carriage painter, Canal.
Cornelius, Henry P.
(Fort Plain)
canal store, 3 miles west of Fort Plain.
Cosler, Daniel
(Frey's Bush)
laborer
Cosman, Henry
(Fort Plain)
Kinaman & Cosman
Countryman, George
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 100
Countryman, Geo.
(Minden)
retired farmer
Countryman, Nicholas
(Minden)
retired mason
Cox, Andrew D.
(St. Johnsville)
J. Cox & Sons
Cox, Jacob K.
(St. Johnsville)
J. Cox & Sons
Cox, Jeremiah
(St. Johnsville)
J. Cox & Sons
Cox, J. & Sons
(St. Johnsville)
Jeremiah, Jacob K. and Andrew D.; canal store, feed mill, coal and lumber dealers, and farmers 70
Crain, Henry
(Mindenville)
laborer
Crane, Henry
(Mindenville)
farmer 2
Cregor, Frederick
(Hallsville)
laborer
Cronkhite, Geo.
(Minden)
dairyman and farmer 123
Cronkhite, John H.
(Minden)
retired farmer
Crook, Peter
(Fort Plain)
liquor dealer, Main.
Crouse, George
(Fort Plain)
lawyer, Canal.
Crouse, Henry I.
(Mindenville)
dairyman and farmer 260
Crouse, Henry S.
(Fort Plain)
farmer 50
Crouse, Menzo
(Fort Plain)
butter and cheese buyer
Crouse, Wm.
(Fort Plain)
produce dealer, office with Reed & Hackney
Davis, Alfred B.
(Minden)
dairyman, 25 cows, and farmer 150
Davis, Bruce
(Fort Plain)
dairyman, 25 cows, and farmer 100
Devison, W.H.
(Mindenville)
carpenter
Davy, John
((Minden)
retired farmer
Decker, John
(Fort Plain)
farmer 6
DeLong, Hiram
(Fort Plain)
farmer 10
Dennis, Geo.
(Hallsville)
cheese maker, Hallsville Cheese Manuf. Association
Dewey, James E.
(Fort Plain)
lawyer, Mohawk St.
Diefendorf, Abram
(Minden)
with Solomon, farmer
Deifendorf, Adam K.
(Mindenville)
farmer 18
Diefendorf, Chas.
(Fort Plain)
with Daniel I.
Diefendorf, Daniel
(Fort Plain)
dairyman, 30 cows, and farmer 140
Diefendorf, Daniel I.
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 120
Diefendorf, Ephraim G.
(Fort Plain)
Canfield, Diefendort & Co.
Diefendorf, G. Ervin
(Fort Plain)
salesman at A.J. & J.R. Wagner's
Diefendorf, Jacob
(Fort Plain)
with Mrs. Mary and John, dairy, 20 cows, and farmer 74
Diefendorf, Jacob J.
(Fort Plain)
with Mrs. Diefendorf, farmer
Diefendorf, James A.
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman, hop raiser and farmer 55
Diefendorf, James W.
(Fort Plain)
painter
Diefendorf, John
(Fort Plain)
with Mrs. Mary and Jacob, dairy, 20 cows, and farmer 74
Diefendorf, John O.
(Fort Plain)
U.S. Saloon, Canal.
Diefendorf, J. Wesley
(Fort Plain)
Diefendorf & Walrath
Diefendorf, L.G.
(Sprout Brook)
dairyman, 20 cows, and farmer 180
Diefendorf, Mary Mrs.
(Fort Plain)
with Jacob and John, dairy, 20 cows, and farmer 74
Diefendorf, Solomon
(Minden)
dairyman and farmer 160
Diefendorf & Walrath
(Fort Plain)
J. Wesley Diefendorf and John A. Walrath, groceries and provisions, Canal.
Diefendorf, Warner
(Sprout Brook)
dairyman, 25 cows, and farmer 240
Diefendorf, Warren W.
(Fort Plain)
farmer 50
Diefendorf, William G.
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman, 25 cows, and farmer 130
Dillenbach, Ezra
(Frey's Bush)
wagon maker
Dillenbach, James
(Fort Plain)
dairyman, 25 cows, hop raiser and farmer 134
Dillenbach, John B.
(Fort Plain)
laborer
Dillenbach, Joseph
(Fort Plain)
dairyman, 20 cows, and farmer 100
Dillenbach, Levi
(Fort Plain)
farmer 50
Dillenbach, Reuben
(Fort Plain)
resident
Dillenback, Alex.
(Hallsville)
with Henry, farmer
Dillenback, Henry & Son
(Hallsville)
hop raisers and farmers 144
Dillenbeck Bros.
(Fort Plain)
dry goods, Canal.
Dingman, Henry
(Sprout Brook)
farmer 12
Dingman, Henry
(Sprout Brook)
resident
Dingman, Jacob J.
(Starkville, Herkimer Co.)
farmer 21
Doubleday, Alice
(Fort Plain)
dress maker, Main.
Duncan, John & Son
(Fort Plain)
Joseph, tannery
Duncan, Joseph
(Fort Plain)
John Duncan & Son
Dunckel, Abraham
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman and farmer 286
Dunckel, Chas. W.
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman and farmer 100
Dunckel, John
(Frey's Bush)
farmer 116
Dunckel, John P.
(Frey's Bush)
farmer 7
Dunckle, John A.
(Fort Plain)
clothing and gents' furnishing goods, Canal.
Dunkell, Peter G.
(Frey's Bush)
laborer
Dunkle, Aaron
(Sprout Brook)
prop. of Hessville Cheese Factory, dairyman, 20 cows, and farmer 185
Dunkle, Daniel
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 97
Dunkle, Ephraim
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman and farmer
Dunkle, Ephraim
(Fort Plain)
hop raiser and farmer 164
Dunkle, John
(Frey's Bush)
hop grower and farmer
Dunkle, Peter A.
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman, 22 cows, and farmer 100
Dunn, Andrew
(Fort Plain)
secretary and treasurer Minden Gas Light Co., dealer in watches, jewelry, &c., Canal.
Dygert, Edward
(Fort Plain)
with Geo. S. Dygert, farmer
Dygert, Geo.
(Fort Plain)
laborer
Dygert, Geo. S.
(Fort Plain)
dairyman, 30 cows and farmer 200
Dygert, Geo. S.
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and faarmer 170
Dygert, James
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 136
Dygert, John A.
(Fort Plain)
photographer, Canal.
Eaton, Chauncey H.
(Fort Plain)
carpenter and joiner and farmer 2
Eckler, Orange
(Starkville, Herkimer Co.)
dairyman, 20 cows, and farmer 119
Edic, Jacob
(Sprout Brook)
dairyman and farmer
Edick, Henry
(Fort Plain)
billiard room, Main.
Edick, John J.
(Sprout Brook)
dairyman and farmer 120
Edwards, Christian Y. & Co.
(Fort Plain)
Albert G. Mabee, dry goods, boots, shoes and carpets, Canal.
Ehle, John
(Fort Plain)
dairyman, 30 cows, and farmer 120
Ehle, John
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 125
Ehle, Wm. H.
(Minden)
carpenter
Eldridge, Geo.
(Hallsville)
dairyman and farmer leases 170
Elliott, Thos.
(Fort Plain)
farmer 4
Ellwood, Henry S.
(Minden)
retired farmer
Elwood, C.W.
(Fort Plain)
Moyer & Elwood
Elwood, Ezra
(Sprout Brook)
dairyman and farmer
Elwood, Reuben
(Hallsville)
assessor, dairyman, 74 cows, hop grower, cheese and hop dealer, and farmer 860
Failing, Adam
(Fort Plain)
with Reuben, farmer
Failing, Jacob H.
(Fort Plain)
lawyer, Canal.
Failing, Joseph
(Fort Plain)
with Reuben, farmer
Failing, Peter
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman, 25 cows, and farmer 100
Failing, Philip
(Frey's Bush)
dairyman and farmer 52
Failing, Reuben
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 220
Fake, A.M.
(Fort Plain)
R.H. Shearer & Co.
Fake, Aram
(Minden)
with John, dairyman, 25 cows, and farmer 182
Fake, Jacob & Son
(Minden)
dairymen, 26 cows, and farmer 103
Fake, John
(Minden)
with Aram, dairyman, 25 cows, and farmer 132
Fake, J.R.
(Minden)
with Jacob, farmer
Fake, Peter
(Frey's Bush)
salesman Frey's Bush Cheese Factory, dairyman, 50 cows, and farmer 200
Faling, John R.
(Fort Plain)
J.R. Failing & Co.
Faling, J.R. & Co.
(Fort Plain)
John R. and Rufus Failing, foundry and machine shop, Canal.
Faling, Rufus
(Fort Plain)
J.R. Faling & Co.
Farley & Griffiths
(Fort Plain)
W.S. Farley and Wm. Griffiths, general hardware dealers, Main.
Farley, W.S.
(Fort Plain)
Farley & Griffiths
Fay, Patrick
(Sprout Brook)
farmer 30
Fiant, Leonard
(Fort Plain)
mason
Fikes, Harvey
(Fort Plain)
hotel and farmer 15
Fineur, John
(Mindenville)
farmer 69
Finhout, Aaron
(Sprout Brook)
dairyman and farmer 137
Fisher, Chas.
(Fort Plain)
telegraph operator, A & P office
Fisk, Nathan
(Frey's Bush)
blacksmith
Flagg, Henry
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 80
Flint, Geo.
(Starkville, Herkimer Co.)
works E. Wagner's farm
Flint, George
(Sprout Brook)
dairyman, 20 cows, hop raiser and farmer 100
Flint, John A.
(Fort Plain)
carpenter and joiner, corner Lydins and Center.
Fox, Abram
(Starkville, Herkimer Co.)
dairyman, 25 cows, hop raiser and farmer 60
Fox, Calvin
(Starkville, Herkimer Co.)
with Abram, farmer
Fox, Chas. W.
(Fort Plain)
dairyman, 30 cows, and farmer 160
France, Laura
(Fort Plain)
farmer 36
Frederick, Edwin T., Jr.
(Fort Plain)
A.M.U. express agent
Freeman, Abram H.
(Fort Plain)
barber, Canal.
Freeman, & Keyser
(St. Johnsville)
Lewis Freeman and Ephraim Kyser, canal store
Freeman, Lewis
(St. Johnsville)
Freeman & Keyser
Frey's Bush Cheese Factory
(Frey's Bush)
G. Waltz and Rodger Bamber, props; Peter Fake, salesman, supplied by 700 cows
Fritcher, Alfred P.
(Fort Plain)
Fritcher & Smith
Fritcher & Smith
(Fort Plain)
Alfred P. Fritcher and Robert Smith, props. Union Hall, corner River and Willett
Fuller, John H.
(Fort Plain)
boots, shoes, books and stationery, Canal.
Galvin, Michael
(Fort Plain)
deputy sheriff, hotel keeper and agent for Taylor's ale, Canal.
Geary, J.
(Mindenville)
resident
Geesler, Joshua
(Frey's Bush)
blacksmith
Geesler, Nelson
(Frey's Bush)
farmer 20
Geesler, Peter
(Minden)
carpenter
Geesler, William
(Fort Plain)
laborer
Genter, James
(Fort Plain)
lawyer, Canal.
Gentz, John
(Fort Plain)
saloon, Canal.
Getman, Oliver
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 169
Gibson, DeWitt C.
(Fort Plain)
dealer in harness and dry goods, Canal
Gifford, John
(Fort Plain)
sexton Fort Plain cemetery
Gilday, Frank
(Sprout Brook)
carpenter
Gilday, James
(Fort Plain)
carpenter and farmer 7
Glaessel, Lawrence
(Fort Plain)
boot and shoe maker, Canal.
Grant, John P.
(Fort Plain)
butter and cheese buyer, office with S. Norton & Co.
Graves, John D.
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 116
Green, Barney
(Minden)
farmer 11
Green, George
(Fort Plain)
Green & Surnear
Green & Surnear
(Fort Plain)
George Green and Garret Surnear, meat market, Canal.
Gregory & Co.
(Fort Plain)
E. Sanford Gergory, John H. Babcock and W.H. H. Lintner, drugs and medicines, Canal.
Gregory, E. Sanford
(Fort Plain)
Gregory & Co.
Griffiths, Wm.
(Fort Plain)
Farley & Griffiths
Hackney, D.G.
(Fort Plain)
Reed & Hackney
Hagadorn, Geo. H.
(Fort Plain)
shipping clerk, Shipman Spring and Axle Co.
Hagadorn, William
(Mindenville)
boatman
Hall, Alonzo E.
(Hallsville)
with Robert
Hall, James
(Fort Plain
Wood, Clark & Hall
Hall, Robert
(Hallsville)
post master, dairyman, hop raiser and farmer 130
Hall, Robert G.
(Hallsville)
dairyman, hop raiser and farmer 140
Hallsville Cheese Manuf. Association
(Hallsville)
600 cows, capital $5000, Geo. Dennis, maker
Ham, __ Mrs.
(Sprout Brook)
resident
Hand, A.
(Fort Plain)
carpenter and joiner and farmer 3
Hartendorf, Margaret
(Sprout Brook)
farmer 3
Haslet, Wm. A.
(Fort Plain)
dealer in hats, caps and furs, and president National Fort Plain Bank, Canal.
Hawn, John W.
(Mindenville)
dairyman and farmer 140
Hawn, Rollin
(Mindenville)
laborer
Heninger, Andrew
(Fort Plain)
shoemaker, Canal.
Hesler, David
(Fort Plain)
tailor, Division.
Hess, Daniel
(Sprout Brook)
dairyman and farmer 95
Hess, Ephraim
(Sprout Brook)
farmer 12
Hess, H.
(Fort Plain)
dairyman and farmer 135
Hess, James
(Fort Plain)
groceries and crockery
Hess, John A.
(Sprout Brook)
dairyman, 14 cows, and works D. Yourden's farm, 117
Hessville Cheese Factory
(Sprout Brook)
Aaron Dunkle, prop., supplied by 300 cows

1869 Minden Directory, Surnames H - S




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