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




Sue Ewers Fri 28 Nov 1997
Looking for information on the parents of Elizabeth LOCKWOOD who married (12 Jan 1764) Daniel LOBDELL and resided in Salisbury, Herkimer Co around 1774, and Lois GREENFIELD who married Samuel Lobdell (son of Daniel). Have read that Lois Greenfield's mother was possibly named Lois ROSE. Susan (Sue) Ewers  SPCE@twlakes.net



Mona Sanders Wed 26 Nov 1997
Hi. I am looking to find out more about my family. Cornelius Frances (Frank) VERDOCK, born October 1, 1909 or 1912, listed his address as 28 Hancock Street, Fort Plain, NY in 1937 when he applied for social security. He lived in Fort Plain until at least 1943 when he left for the war. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and I believe lived in a Catholic orphanage in upstate NY (probably near Fort Plain). I believe he might have been married before he left for the war. His war records were destroyed in a fire. Thank you for your help.



Steven T. Seeber Wed 26 Nov 1997
Greetings: I am searching for any info on my great-grandmother & great-grandfather (?). Myra D. (BENTON) SEEBER was born Jan 25, 1821 @ Ames, N.Y. (Canajoharie Twp.) and came to Calif. in 1855 with no mention of her husband. My grandfather Byron Seeber was eight years old. She died on Nov. 7, 1904 in Oakdale, Ca., survived by three sons, one of which was my grandfather. Two letters from Palatine, N.Y. from sister-in-law Mary Benton are my only clues. Thank you. Steven T. Seeber.



S. Morgan Tue 25 Nov 1997
Daniel MORGAN and Elizabeth MURPHY, both born in Waterford or Galway, Ireland, came to US about 1832. Their son was Thomas Joseph Morgan, born about 1856 in NY, married Mary HORIGAN, born Ireland, June 3, 1866, on Oct. 21, 1902. Thomas drowned about 1913 in Reservoir and Mary died in 1928. Both are buried at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Winfield, NY. Mary Horigan's parents were James Horigan, born about 1835 in Ireland, probably Waterford, died 1907 in W. Winfield, buried at St. Joseph. James Horigan's wife was Mary BRITT, born about 1845 in Ireland, Rexford Co. She died in W. Winfield in 1914. These are my husband's relatives. GenWeb is the greatest thing since sliced bread!! Keep it coming. SMorgan001@aol.com



David Fairall Mon 24 Nov 1997
AUSTIN: Looking for any information about the Austin Family, who lived in Herkimer County at least during the 1800's. I have a Perry H. Austin b. abt. 1817 in Herkimer County. Despite dying in PA 4-27-1907, Perry had himself buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca, N.Y. Thank you for any information you might have! David Fairall  fairall@psyber.com



Skip Duett Mon 24 Nov 1997
KNOX, Canajoharie, Montgomery Co, NY 1760-1850: Looking for information on the descendants of James KNOX (1760-1821) and Anna (Nancy) EHLE (1767-1821). They lived in the Mapletown area of the Town of Canajoharie. James' will lists children Catherine, John, Herman, William, James, and Elizabeth. I know that son William m. Jane Ann MITCHELL and had at least four children. Have nothing on the others. James (Sr.) older brother Joseph came to Canajoharie in 1759 perhaps from Ireland at the age of five with father John. James Sr. and his brother-in-law Jacob EHLE are mentioned in the history of Canajoharie on this site. Any additional information on the descendants of James & Nancy (Ehle) KNOX would be most appreciated. Thanks! Skip Duett  SkipAZ@aol.com



A. Sears Sun 23 Nov 1997
Seeking descendants of George COX, b. Nov. 1773, Minden, NY, m-1 Dorothee WALRATH, m-2 Mary Polly HILLEGAS. Children:

I have the line of descent from John, but any information about any of the others would be greatly appreciated.



Margaret Paisley Otell Sun 23 Nov 1997
Hello. My SANDERS line is from this area, or some of them were. I am working on Zeno Jackson Sanders (called Jackson) and Millie Ann MICHAELS. I have some information on him and very little on her. He was b. abt 1835 Ohio and she was b. 2-14-1835 in Dallas, Vermillion Co. Il. He is from a Quaker family (lots of info there) and he died of disease from the Civil War service, so I have pension papers. If any of this sounds like a match to what you have, let me know. I am willing to share with you. Margaret Paisley Otell



John Laird Sat 22 Nov 1997
CRILL: Revolutionary War veteran Thomas CRILL lived in Danube Township in Herkimer Co. until the 1830's. It appears he might have also used the first name Frederick. His son James was also shown in Herkimer Co, and it is assumed that his sons Henry, Thomas Jr., Frederick and James lived there at one time. I am working on Crills in this era, and would happily exchange info with anyone else whose research intersects with this family. E-mail: JohnLaird9@aol.com Thanks for your help.



Edward J. Harrison Tue 18 Nov 1997; posted 11/22/97
Seek any information on Ann Eliza HART (b. 1810 Herkimer Co., d. 1882 Orleans Co.) the daughter of S. (or L.) Hart & Polly NEEIS (or WEEIS). Census records variously list the county of Ann Eliza's birth as Schoharie or Herkimer. Death certificate gives her and her parents' birthplace as Manhan, NY (could this be Manheim?) She married Matthew BURNS, (b. 1809 Montgomery Co., d. 1894 Orleans Co.) sometime prior to 1831 (place?). Known to have lived in PA between 1831- 1835, but was in Erie Co. NY by 1841/42. Known children:

Ed Harrison, EJHarrison@compuserve.com



LaVelle C. Hogg Fri 21 Nov 1997
LENT - PROPER - ALTHEISER/ALTHAUSER : LENT, Hercules b. 1765-70, son of Richard Lent (who was in Greenbush, Albany Co., NY in 1790). Hercules m. April 1789 in Albany Co., NY Elizabeth PROPER, b. 1768 dau of Jacobus Proper and Eva Catherine Altheiser/Althauser. Hercules and family moved to Highgate, Franklin Co., VT by 1795 and then Salt Creet Twp, Wayne Co. Ohio (in an area which became Holmes Co. in 1824). Hercules may have spent a few years with some relatives living in Herkimer Co., NY on the way to Ohio. Who were these relatives in Herkimer Co? Hercules sold his land in Holmes Co., Ohio (1835) and left for parts unknown. Children of Hercules and Elizabeth Lent were Richard, David, Peter, Elizabeth, John, Charity (m. Lorenzo WARNER), and perhaps Chester and several others names unknown. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with possible connections. Email simnacher@3lefties.com or write LaVelle C. Hogg, 232 New Mexico Drive, Portales, NM 88101.



Gary & Elaine North Fri 21 Nov 1997
Mariah FRALEGE/FRALEIGH, b. 28 Jul 1812, Danube, Herkimer Co. Who is her father? She married William SCHUYLER b. 30 Mar 1805 (birthplace unknown, parents unknown). He is my 4th g-grandfather. They were married in Oneida County by Rev. Ketchem. (This information from pension papers of their son Thomas, killed in the Civil War. Another son, Francis Schuyler, my 3rd g-grandfather, was in the Civil War with Thomas but Francis was only wounded and returned to Chautauqua County, NY to continue his life as a farmer.) I have all family genealogy from Francis Schuyler to present. Please help! I will gladly share all my information.



Charles McKelvey Tue 18 Nov 1997
I am searching for any information on the family or history of Rebecca KENNEY, born April 8, 1813, in North Hampton, Montgomery County, N.Y. In 1816 her family moved to Livingston County, N.Y. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Charles McKelvey, Aurora, Colorado  cmckel9043@aol.com (Note: Northampton, an early Montgomery Co. township, is now part of Fulton County.)



Bob Silmser Mon 17 Nov 1997
Have had a listing posted since June 97 for information on the name Selmser, Silmser, Simser, Simzer or the oldest spelling I can find Selemser. Nicholas served with the New York Royal Rangers and fled to Canada as an Empire Loyalist. He was married in the Caugnawagna Dutch Reformed Church to Margaret Emmer. I cannot find out what nationality this name is. It is to believed to be German (Palatine) but cannot confirm. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you so very much for your kind help. Bob Silmser



Kathleen Higgs Mon 17 Nov 1997
I am looking for information regarding John Dempster POWELL who belonged to Company H of the 16th Artillery during the Civil War. He died in the Soldier's Home in Grand Rapids Michigan in December of 1910. I am not certain when he made the move to Michigan.



John Gould Mon 17 Nov 1997
From The Rev. James Dempster's Record of Marriages and Baptisms in the Vicinity of Tryon County, NY, 1778-1803: Josiah Jones KELLOGG m.17 January 1793 Mary TAYLOR, both of Warrenbush. Josiah Kellogg b. 25 July 1768, Egremont, MA. Mary (Polly) Taylor born around 1772. Need information about Taylor families living in Warrenbush (now Florida) or nearby towns in the period around 1785-95. Ultimately, want birthplace, date of birth, parents, siblings and ancestors of Mary Taylor.



Dawn Roe Mon 17 Nov 1997
Researching KUHLMAN/ KULMAN/ KILMER surname. Original generation settled at GermanTown, NY from the German Palatinate in 1710. Some branches migrated along the Schoharie River. My line migrated to Fleming, Cayuga County, NY. Looking for any info on Henry/Henrich Kuhlman who had children born in German Flatts, Stone Arabia and St. Johnsville in the late 1700's.



Park Stafford Mon 17 Nov 1997
I am looking for ancestral information on my ggg-grandfather Augustus Charles STAFFORD. He was b. Mar. 15, 1815; m. Nov. 8, 1843 to Amy AMES in Claridon, Ohio (Geauga County); and d. Feb. 13, 1876 in Claridon, Ohio. Their children were:

My grandmother was able to trace our family back to Augustus Charles. Recently she purchased a book called "Stafford's in America" where I found census information pointing to Montgomery County. I am also willing to share any information I have about his descendants, of which many still live in Geauga County and other areas of Ohio. Thank you again, Park Stafford



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