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11/27/16 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, unknown date in mid-September 1907
[NOTE: the Barlows are not on our cemetery list, but on findagrave there is a Barlow Graveyard located in the Town of Florida, including photos. Their list has four Barlow family members, including John Barlow Sr. who passed in 1837. Perhaps this exhumation agreement never went through, or the remains were removed and some stones left in place. According to an article titled "Father Gorski Buys Florida Farm," posted in the September 7, 1907 issue of the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, the John B. Hartley farm was 3 miles southeast of Amsterdam, and had been owned by members of the Hartley family for nearly a hundred years. The farm would be occupied by Father Gorski's mother and siblings and be a summer retreat for the nuns of St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic Church's school. Nothing is said about the cemetery. However, according to a for sale notice posted by the Hartley Bros. in the June 7, 1902 issue, and other 1902 issues, of the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, the John B. Hartley farm was situated 3 1/2 miles southwest of Amsterdam. On the 1868 map of Florida, the farms of J. B. Hartley and R. M. Hartley were located a short distance southwest of the former village of Port Jackson. Members of the Barlow and Hartley families might have intermarried as there is a J. Barlow Hartley (1870-1909) listed on Malcolm Lethbridge and Edith Becker's compilation of Chuctanunda Cemetery. This interment compilation was produced by comparing the sexton's record and every surviving stone in the cemetery from 1820-1924.]
11/27/16 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Tuesday, August 21, 1906
Mrs. George W. Thatcher.
Charity Cuyler, widow of George W. Thatcher, of this city, died at the home of her brother, Henry S. Cuyler, at Hagaman, Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, of apoplexy, aged 67 years. She was first stricken on May 30th, and has failed gradually since, until the end came Monday. She was born at Hagaman, and resided there until she was united in marriage to Mr. Thatcher, of Amsterdam, Jan. 22d, 1863, and has lived in Amsterdam since that time. She was a member of the Emmanuel Presbyterian church, and was identified with all the activities of the church. She is survived by one brother, Henry S. Cuyler, of Hagaman, one niece, Flora Cuyler, and one nephew, George H., both of Hagaman. The funeral will be held at the residence of H. S. Cuyler, Pawling street, Hagaman, Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. G. C. Seibert officiating. Interment at Hagaman.
Miss Anna C. Marion.
Miss Anna C. Marion, formerly of Mill Point, died in Schenectady Monday afternoon, where she had been visiting. The remains were brought to this city on the 2:56 train Monday afternoon was taken to the home of Peter Manifold, at No. 317 East Main street, where the funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock and at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church (sentence exactly as printed). Interment in St. Mary's cemetery. The deceased is survived by one sister, Miss Mary Marion, of Mill Point, one niece, Mrs. John Carlon, of Quincy, Ill., and two nephews, Thomas Dempsy of St. Louis, Ill., and Mark Dempsy of Galesburg, Ill.
Joseph Marsh, a citizen of Fort Plain, during his whole lifetime up to about ten days ago, died at the county house Monday morning, over 80 years of age. He was a tailor by trade, at which he was occupied for many years at Fort Plain. For some time past he had been in poor health.
11/27/16 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Thursday, January 8, 1920, page 3
Chester P. Hinkle.
Canajoharie, Jan. 8- Chester P. Hinkle, 13 years old, son of Mrs. Clara Hinkle of Stone Arabia, died Tuesday evening at 5:35 at their home after a two weeks' illness of acute dilation of the heart. He had seemingly recovered and was able to sit up in bed, when a change suddenly came and he quickly expired. He is survived by his mother and one sister, Mildred, both of Stone Arabia. He was a member of the Evangelical church and Sunday school of Stone Arabia and a bright, clever lad who had many young friends. The funeral will be held Friday at 1 o'clock at the home, the Rev. A. G. Ehman, pastor of the Stone Arabia Evangelical church, officiating. Interment will be in the Johnstown cemetery.
John B. Faulknor.
John B. Faulknor, aged 61, died at his home, 16 Wright street, at 10:45 o'clock Wednesday night, after an illness of eight days of bronchial pneumonia. He was born at Mill Point, but has lived in Amsterdam for 27 years. Of late he has been in the employ of the Pioneer Broom company. Besides his wife, Mr. Faulknor is survived by three sons, Gilbert, Louis and Arthur; three brothers, Frank E., of Amsterdam police force, and Daniel, of Amsterdam, and W. Allen, of Mill Point' and a sister, Mrs. Nelson Shelp of the town of Florida.
Mrs. John Showerman.
Lydia DeGraff, wife of John Showerman, died at noon today at the Home for Elderly Women, after a lingering illness, aged 79 years. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah DeGraff and was born just east of this city. All her life had been passed in this vicinity, where she was widely known and greatly esteemed. Mrs. Showerman was a member of the Second Presbyterian church. She is survived by her husband and several nieces and nephews.
Frank Wyszomirski, aged 66 years, died Wednesday night at 11:45 o'clock, after a long illness, at his home, 11 Cady street. He was a broommaker by trade and was employed by the American Broom and Brush company previous to his sickness. He had been a resident of this city for 25 years. Mr. Wyszomirski is survived by his wife, five sons, Joseph, Stanislaus, Martin, Frank and Alexander, a daughter, Mrs. Francis Jaracz, forty-two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, all of this city.
The funeral of Wilhelmina Kubas, the 10-year-old daughter of Andrew Kubas, who died at St. Mary's hospital Monday of cirrhosis of the liver, was held at 7:40 o'clock this morning at the home, 70 James street, and at 8 o'clock at St. Stanislaus' church. The Rev. Father Gorski officiated, and interment was in St. Stanislaus' cemetery. The bearers were J. Jarek, E. Antoniewicz, J. Rus, S. Jurek, Z. Krnzszyzanowski and B. Sokolowski.
Funeral of Wilber S. Thorn.
The funeral of Wilber S. Thorn was held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the funeral house of Johnson & Lindsay, the Rev. Dr. Henry T. McEwen officiating. The interment was in Green Hill. The bearers were Edwin Wert, Joseph Heller, Charles Anderson, Hugh Barkhuff, George Heller and Fred Albrecht.
11/27/16 From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Monday, December 3, 1906
AGED RESIDENT FOUND DEAD IN BED
STEPHEN L. BUNDY EVIDENTLY TOOK OVERDOSE OF LAUDANUM
PROMINENT IN CHURCH WORK
Canajoharie, Dec. 3- Stephen L. Bundy of Bundy's Corners in the town of Root, and well known throughout this vicinity, was found dead in bed Saturday morning.
Mr. Bundy has been addicted to the laudanum habit for sometime and it is believed took an overdose. He was found by his daughter, Mrs. Lorenzo Pitcher, who went to his room to call him. She noticed that her father's condition was unnatural and called Dr. Currie Garlock of Ames, who chanced to be passing by. The doctor at once pronounced him dead, and upon examination found effect of laudanum poisoning.
Mr. Bundy was a man over 80 years of age and had resided practically all his life at Bundy's Corners, near Lykers. He was a well known farmer and a prominent Methodist, and the leader in all the religious movements in his neighborhood. He was a well versed Bible student and officiated for years as superintendent of the Sunday school and leader of the prayer meetings. He frequently visited relatives in this village.
Several years ago his wife died and since then he had made his home with his daughter Minerva, wife of Lorenzo Pitcher. Of late he had not been enjoying good health. Besides his daughter he leaves one sister, Margaret Bundy, living in the Old Ladies' Home at Albany.
The deceased was an uncle of Deputy Postmaster E. L. Bundy, Mrs. Frank Shubert and Myron and James Lettice, all of this village, and a brother-in-law of Peter Van Etta of Utica.
The funeral will be held to-morrow at 10 a.m. and the remains will be taken to Fort Plain for interment. [NOTE: his findagrave listing has a photo of his monument, with dates 1827-1906.]
11/27/16 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Tuesday, December 3, 1907
On Sunday morning there passed away one of our oldest inhabitants William Parker, at the ripe old age of 74 years. Mr. Parker was a lifelong resident of our village. He was noted for his quick wit and gentle humor. He was a man of quiet disposition and a friend to every man and enemy to none. Owing to the infirmities of age, last year he resigned the sextonship of the Chuctanunda cemetery, after a service of over thirty years, and now he is to be laid with the many he has himself placed there. About a week ago he was taken with a second stroke of paralysis, from which he did not recover. He leaves, besides his wife, five sisters. His funeral will be held at the Reformed church, of which he was a member, on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, the Rev. R. A. Pearse officiating.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary J. Heagle, who died at the home of her brother Mr. Moore, was held at Johnstown Saturday afternoon. [NOTE: the brother was Peter Moore of Johnstown NY.]
11/27/16 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Monday, April 6, 1908
Mrs. Fred Schufelberger
Mrs. Bertha Weaver, wife of Fred Schufelberger, died Saturday afternoon at her home in Minaville, aged 33 years. Death was due to kidney trouble The great portion of her life has been passed in the town of Florida, where shw was well known and respected. She is survived by her husband and a number of cousins. The funeral was held this morning at 11 o'clock at the M.E. church in Minaville and the remains were placed in the vault of the Chuctanunda cemetery. [listed as SCHAUFELBERGH on our site's interment list; name commonly spelled Schaufelberg.]
11/27/16 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Friday, Decmeber 6, 1929, page 3
SUTTON - Richard W. Sutton, December 4, at St. Johnsville. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the funeral house of Johnson & Lindsay, the Rev. Dr. E. T. Carroll officiating. Interment will be in Green Hill cemetery.
BRADFORD - Robert Bradford, December 4, at the home of his cousin, Lewis Daley, 17 Garden street. The funeral will be held at Boice's undertaking parlors Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. John A. Hamilton officiating. Interment in Chuctanunda cemetery, Minaville.
11/27/16 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Thursday, January 9, 1930, page 2
VAN HORNE - Mary A., wife of Cornelius B. Van Horne, January __(?) The funeral will be held at the residence in Mill Point Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the Rev. Franklin Himkam (?) officiating. Interment will be in Chuctanunda cemetery in Minaville.
PIECZYNSKI - The funeral of Frank Pieczynski will be held Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the home, 46 Schuyler street, and at 9 at St. Stanislaus' church. Interment in St. Stanislaus' cemetery.
Funeral of Harry Gagen.
The funeral of Harry Gagen was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the funeral parlors of John J. McNamara, Dr. Clark S. Defendorf officiating. Relatives acted as bearers. Interment was in the Sand Flats cemetery at Fonda.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our appreciation of the many kindnesses of friends and neighbors during the illness and following the death of Mrs. Lena Furiani. We are especially grateful to those who sent floral tributes for the funeral.
11/27/16 From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Saturday, August 5, 1911
CHARLES M. BOGARDUS
His Death Occurred at the Home of His Sister.
St. Johnsville, Aug. 5.- Word was received here yesterday of the death of Charles H. Bogardus, aged 58/59(?) years, at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jacob Goodenough, at Jefferson, Schoharie County, where he had gone for a visit. Mr. Bogardus was taken ill on his arrival there, but not seriously, complications developing later and Mrs. Bogardus and son Leo left for that place Saturday night and found him in critical condition.
Mr. Bogardus was a carpenter by trade and had resided here for the past year, the family moving here from Ilion. Their former home was in Jefferson, where Mr. Bogardus was born and died. He is survived by his wife and six sons, Hayes, Leroy, Carl, Earl, George and Leo, and one granddaughter, Maude, and three grandchildren, Ralph, Beatrice and Robert Bogardus, all of this village; one sister, at whose home he died, and one brother, William, at Stittville. Hayes Bogardus left for that place at once on receipt of the telegram and will bring the remains to Frankfort, where the funeral will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the undertaking parlors. The Rev. Mr. Brown of Ilion will officiate. [NOTE: Mr. Bogardus rests in Oakview Cemetery, Frankfort NY. His dates are 1852-1911.]
The funeral of the late George O. Pitcher was held yesterday afternoon from his late home on East Main street and was very largely attended. The arrangements under the supervision of Undertaker Van Antwerp, were in charge or the Little Falls Commandery, No. 2_(?), which order attended in a body, accompanied by the Little Falls Band. The pall bearers were Frederick Engelhardt, Alvin Kneaskern, Capt. I. E. Smith, Hubert D. Allter, Fred D. Storms and Franklin J. Snell of St. Johnsville, members of the commandery. Several members of the Schenevus Lodge, F. & A. M., were present, of which the deceased was a member. Capt. I. E. Smith of St. Johnsville acted as marshal. The friends from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. John Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith and son, Mr. and Mrs. Almira Cramer, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Bierman, Mr. and Mrs. William Mabie, John Roof of Starkville, John L. Smith and daughter Beulah of Dolgeville, Frank Fox of Cold Brook, Mrs. Uhle and Mrs. Shaver of Little Falls, Mrs. James Cramer of Utica, Reuben Mickle of Fort Plain and Miss Freda Homan of Mohawk.[NOTE: he should be the George O. Pitcher, age 67, of the 1910 St. Johnsville NY census. He rests in Prospect View Cemetery, St. Johnsville. Although his stone has only year dates, full dates given on the site are November 18, 1842 - August 1, 1911, with burial on August 3, 1911.]
11/27/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Thursday, May 26, 1910
Mrs. John J. O'Shaughnessy
Mrs. Nancy Bamber, wife of Attorney John J. O'Shaughnessy, formerly of Amsterdam, died Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilson Duesler, No. 33 Glenwood Boulevard, Schenectady. The announcement of the death of Mrs. O'Shaughnessy came as a shock to her friends. Although it was known that she had been in failing health and had gone to the home of her daughter, in hopes of recuperating, her illness was of such a character that her decline was gradual. Death was due to acute valvular heart trouble. She was born at Fort Plain fifty-five years ago, a daughter of Roger Bamber and Isabelle E. Hall. The deceased was twice married, her first husband being Charles Beck, of Ephratah, and Fort Plain. She has been a resident of Johnstown for 11 years. Mrs. O'Shaughnessy was a member of the Presbyterian church in that city.
The surviving relatives are her husband, Attorney John J. O'Shaughnessy; two daughters, Mrs. Duesler, at whose home she died, and Mrs. Earl O. Smith, of Passoag, Oswego county; one sister, Mrs. Charles Nellis, of Newark, N.J., and one brother, William Bamber, of New York.
The funeral will be held at Fort Plain on Friday. The remains will leave Schenectady at 9:55 o'clock in the morning, arriving at Fort Plain at 11: 42 o'clock and the funeral cortege will go directly to the chapel at the cemetery where the service will be held.
11/27/16 from The Amsterdam Daily Democrat, Monday evening, April 26, 1886
Forty Years a Prominent Business Man of New York City.
Died, at his late residence in Fort Plain, Sunday, at 12:45 P.M., Roger Bamber, aged 79 years. He has been in the cheese commission business in New York city with his sons, R. L. and William, under the firm name of Roger Bamber & Co., at No. 123 Warren street, for the past forty years, and was the oldest cheese buyer in this county and one of the first to buy cheese at Little Falls. In New York city he was one of the original founders and organizers of the board of trade, and made the first shipment of cheese to Liverpool. During his business life he has met with many adversities. At one time, when his business was the most prosperous, he was estimated to be worth upward of $300,000. At the time of his death he was still engaged in the business which he followed the greater portion of his life. He was married March 30th (Easter day) 1834, to Miss Isabel Hall, who still survives him. He leaves two sons, R. L., and William, and three daughters, Mrs. C. W. Nellis of Brooklyn, and Mrs. C. C. Beck and Mrs. Archie Stewart of Fort Plain. He celebrated his golden wedding there two years ago. County Clerk Hall of Fonda is a nephew of the deceased. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 P.M. at the house. The interment will be made in the Fort Plain cemetery.
An infant child of Caspar Karner, the baker, died yesterday morning, aged seven months. The funeral was held, at 1 P.M. to-day, from St. Joseph's church. The interment was made in St. Joseph's cemetery.
The infant child of Seymour Frazier, whose wife died of child bed fever a few days ago, died yesterday at the home of its grandfather, Wm. Landsburgh of Mill Point, aged three weeks. The funeral will be held from Mr. Landsburgh's house Tuesday morning and the interment will be made in Green Hill.
Card of Thanks.
The undersigned desires to tender his heartfelt thanks to the members of Artisan Lodge, No. 84, F. and A.M., and to the friends in and about Mill Point for their kindness during the sickness and after the death of his father James J. Faulknor. They will ever be held in most grateful remembrance.
11/27/16 from the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Wednesday evening, March 23, 1904
Mohawk, March 23-
Funeral of Mrs. Marmet
After a brief service at her late residence on Devendorf avenue, the remains of Mrs. Christian Marmet, who died Monday morning, were taken to Little Falls, where services were held from the German Evangelical Church, the Rev. Philip Sachs officiating. The floral offerings were beautiful and include many set pieces. The remains were placed in a vault in Fair View Cemetery.
Follow-up articles to the above:
From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Thursday evening, May 19, 1904, page 5
LONG TRIP ENDED.
Miss Katherine Marmet Reaches the Village from Switzerland.
Mohawk, May 18 - Miss Katherine Marmet has arrived in Mohawk from her home in Switzerland. She will live with her brother, Christian Marmet, and will care for his two small children, left motherless by the death of Mrs. Marmet a few weeks ago. Miss Marmet came on to Mohawk alone. She cannot speak English.
From The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown NY, Friday, November 15, 1946
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gray and daughter, Mrs. Adelbert Smith, Jr., atended (sic) the funeral of Christian Marmet, at the Graves funeral home in Mohawk Tuesday afternoon.[NOTE: his findagrave listing, in Mohawk Cemetery, give his birth year as 1874 and death date unknown. However, the photo of his grave marker clearly gives his death year as 1946, same year as the funeral notice.]
11/27/16 From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, March 23, 1904
NELLISTON MAN DEAD IN BED
Fort Plain, March 23- Charles Smith, a native of the village of Nelliston, was found dead in bed at his home in that village this morning. Mr. Smith, while at work a few days ago, fell and injured his side quite severely. Two ribs were fractured. It was not thought that he was seriously injured. He is a brother of John Smith of this village and was about 46/48 (?) years of age.
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Tuesday, July 19, 1910, page 3
Mrs. Samuel Francisco
Fultonville, July 19- Minerva Dorn Francisco, widow of Samuel Francisco, died Monday at 1:30 o'clock, aged 84 years, of heart failure. Mrs. Francisco was a member of the M. E. church of Minaville and spent 35 years of her life in that village, where she was esteemed and respected by all who knew her. She was the daughter of James and Hester Bunn Dorn. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Spencer Billington, of this place, and two sons, Edward of Canada, and George H., of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Steenburg, of Minaville, Mrs. Jay Wicks, Amsterdam, and Mrs. Elmira Hitchcock, of Cortland, and one brother, George Dorn, of California.
A prayer will be offered at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Billington, at 12 o'clock, Wednesday and the funeral services will be held in the M. E. church at Minaville at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday. Interment in Chuctanunda cemetery, at Minaville.
Locadis/Locadia (?), the 10 months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bzbyourcz (sp?) of No. 93 Grand street, died Monday of cholera infantum. The funeral was held at 8 o'clock this morning at St. John's church. Interment at St. Stanislaus' cemetery.
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Monday, April 4, 1921, page 9
VOORHEES - George W. Voorhees, April 3. Funeral Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral house of Johnson & Lindsay, the Rev. Dr. H. A. Pearse, pastor emeritus of Minaville Reformed church, officiating. Interment in Chuctanunda cemetery, Minaville.
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday, March 31, 1917, page 3
Mrs. Harriet Herrick Schuyler
Mrs. Harriet Herrick Schuyler, widow of Ralph B. Schuyler, died at 5:15 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, T. Romeyn Staley, in the town of Florida, of general debility, aged 83 years. Mrs. Schuyler has been in failing health for the past six months and confined to her bed for ten weeks of that time.
Mrs. Schuyler was born in the town of Florida, July 3, 1833, the daughter of Davis and Mary Herrick. Practically all of her life was passed in the vicinity of her birthplace. She was a devout Christian woman and a member of the Minaville Reformed church in which she always took an active interest. She enjoyed the love and esteem of those who knew her and the announcement of her death brings sorrow to many.
The surviving relatives are two daughters, Mrs. Emma Pearse of Niskayuna and Mrs. T. Romeyn Staley of the town of Florida; four sons, E. H. Schuyler of St. Petersburg, Fla., Eugene Schuyler of Brooklyn, and Charles J. and William G. Schuyler of the town of Florida; a brother Dennison Herrick of this city, eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Minaville Reformed church, the Rev. Dr. R. A. Pearse officiating. Interment will be in Chuctanunda cemetery at Minaville.
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Wednesday, February 2, 1921, page 10
Funeral of Anthony R. James
The funeral of Anthony R. James was held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at his home at Minaville and at 2 o'clock at the Reformed church of that village. The Rev. Dr. R. A. Pearse, pastor emeritus, officiated, assisted by the pastor, the Rev. D. L. Betten. There was a large gathering of relatives and friends of Mr. James, who was one of the best known colored residents of this section. Interment was in Chuctanunda cemetery, Minaville, the bearers being leading members of the community, William F. Ruff, William G. Schuyler, Allen Brown, Howard A. Hewitt, Henry Bohne and Fred Schaufelberg.
Mrs. Wilhelmina R. Smith
Wilhelmina Richard Smith, widow of Christopher Smith, died at 12:10 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. B. Maxwell, 1 McCleary avenue, after a long illness, due to old age, in her 84th year. Mrs. Smith was born in Germany but most of her life was spent in Hagaman and Rockton, now the eighth ward of Amsterdam, where she was widely known. She was one of the first members of the original German Lutheran congregation in this city. Mrs. Smith is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Colonel Southard, Mrs. D. B. Maxwell and Mrs. William Wilson, of Forest avenue, and six grandchildren.
11/13/16 from The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown NY, Thursday, June 11, 1936, page 11
MISS MARY WANDS
Miss Mary E. Wands, 69, died at 7 yesterday morning at her late home in the Town of Charleston, after several days illness, having suffered a stroke.
Miss Wands was born in the Town of Charleston on July 22, 1866, the daughter of Ebenezer Wands and Susan Hilton Wands. She had lived in the Town of Charleston for some time. She attended the Baptist church at Esperance.
The surviving relatives are two brothers, Emery Wands of the Town of Charleston, with whom she made her home, and James F. Wands of Fultonville and several nieces and nephews.
The body was removed to the funeral home of Charles M. Welch, Funtonville, where the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 (Standard Time), Rev. Harry E. Christiana, pastor of the Fultonville Reformed church, officiating. Interment will be made in the Charleston Four Corners cemetery.
Follow-up funeral notice:
11/13/16 from The Morning Herald, Gloversville and JOhnstown, NY, Monday, June 15, 1936, page 10
MISS MARY WANDS
The funeral of Miss Mary E. Wands was held Saturday afternoon at 3, at the funeral home of Charles M. Welch, Fultonville. Rev. Harry E. Christiana, pastor of the Fultonvile Reformed church officiated. Mrs. John Vosburgh and Mrs. Alfred Carroll sang "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." There were many beautiful floral tributes.
The bearers were Mynard Wands, Seymour Wands, Bert Woodcock and Herman Hall. Interment was in the Charleston Four Corners cemetery. The following from out of town were in attendance: Mr. and Mrs. Mynard Wands of Saratoga; Mr. and Mrs. William Woodcock, son Bert, of Gloversville; Mr. and Mrs. John Hoessle of Cobleskill; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence West, Frank Keyser and sister, Lula, of Amsterdam; Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Woodcock of Central Bridge and Emery Wands of Oak Ridge.
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Wednesday, March 5, 1919, page 9
MERRY - The funeral of Mary E. Merry will be held at her residence at Fort Johnson, Friday, at 1 p.m., and at the Reformed church at Minaville at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. R. A. Pearse of Minaville officiating, assisted by the Rev. Dr. J. R. Kyle of Amsterdam. Interment in the Chuctanunda cemetery at Minaville. Friends kindly omit flowers.
11/13/16 from the Evening Recorder, Amsterdam NY, Wednesday, August 17, 1938, page 3
Funeral of Mrs. Dennison Herrick
The funeral of Mrs. Dennison Herrick was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at the home, 20 Jackson Street, the Rev. Dr. Alvah E. Knapp officiating. There was a large attendance at the service and many floral remembrances from relatives, friends, neighbors. The bearers were Harry Sherburne, Harry Boardman, W. I. Purdy, A. P. Servoss, F. P. Davis and Arthur Reid. Interment was made in the Chuctanunda Cemetery, Minaville. (followed by list of those present from out of town)
Funeral of Mrs. B. F. Golder
The funeral of Mrs. Benjamin F. Golder was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles R. Gardiner, 27 Grant Avenue, the Rev. Harold W. Griffis officiating. There was a profusion of flowers. The bearers were C. Roy Hodge, Dr. William A. Mabie, Edward L. Quirl, William H. Kuhn, C. Robb DeGraff and James Shuttleworth. Interment was in Fair View Cemetery. (followed by list of those present from out of town)
11/13/16 from the Fulton County Republican, Johnstown NY, Thursday August 6, 1908
Hiram Schuyler, aged 78 years, died at his home in the village of Minaville Thursday afternoon of a complication of diseases. He had been in ill health for about three weeks.
Mr. Schuyler was a prominent resident of Minaville, a native of the town of Florida, and an influential citizen. He was superintendent of section three of the Erie canal for two terms. In politics he was a consistent Republican. For two years he was commissioner of highways of the town of Florida. At the time of his death he was a director of the Farmers National bank of Amsterdam, having been one of the principal stockholders in the old Merchants' bank. He was also treasurer of the Chuctanunda Cemetery association of Minaville.
The deceased is survived by one son, Albert Schuyler, commissioner of highways of the town of Florida; his wife having died about two years ago. Since the death of his wife he has resided alone at his home in the village.
The funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock on Saturday afternoon from the residence in Minaville. Interment in the Chuctanunda cemetery, Minaville. (NOTE: his wife was Elizabeth Nare, 1830-1906)
11/13/16 from The Register, Fort Plain NY, November 14, 1873
ZIMERMAN - At St. Johnsville, 8th November, Andrew Zimerman, aged 66 years.
PHILLIPS - In Amsterdam, Nov. 3d, of congestion of the lungs, Peter Phillips, aged 62 years.
GILLILAND - In Port Jackson, N.Y., Nov. 1st, Ellen M., wife of Francis Gilliland, Esq., aged 53/58(?) years.
ADAMS - In Amsterdam, Nov. 6th, Mrs. Mary Jane Adams.
SNYDER - At Fultonville, Nov. 4th, Adam W. Snyder, in the 79th year of his age.
11/13/16 from the Schenectady Gazette, Thursday morning, December 17, 1914, page 3
MRS. MARGARET DORAN
Amsterdam, Dec. 16- The death of Mrs. Margaret Doran occurred this afternoon at her home, 14 McElwain avenue. Her age was 45 years. She was a native of Ireland, but has been a resident of Amsterdam since she was a small child, and attended the old St. Mary's church, which was then in the village of Port Jackson, now the Fifth ward of the city. She has been a member of the present St. Mary's church since its inception. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Peter Quinn and Mrs. Patrick Burton, of this city; one son, Thomas Doran, also of this city; one sister, Mrs. Joana Quinn, of New Haven, Conn.
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Monday, July 24, 1922, page 3
Jennie Rich, eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Rich, of 7 Lefferts street, died Saturday afternoon at 12:45 o'clock at St. Mary's hospital of acute nephritis, after a month's illness. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the house and at 9:30 at St. Michael's church, where the pastor, the Rev. Father E. Ercolani, will celebrate high mass. Interment will be in St. Michael's cemetery.
Mrs. William Krum.
Fort Plain, July 24- Mrs. William Krum, aged 53, of Brookman's Corners, died Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the Binghamton sanitorium, where she went about four weeks ago. The body was brought to this village Saturday night and taken to the undertaking parlors of A. G. Swartz & Son. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 o'clock, and interment will be in the Fort Plain cemetery. Mr. (sic) Krum is survived by her husband, two sons, Seward Krum of Starkville and Willard Krum of Minden; three sisters, Mrs. William Wholgemuth (sic; Wohlgemuth) of Nelliston, Mrs. Abbie Eacker of Van Hornsville (sic), and Mrs. Charles Lane of Buel; three brothers, Willard Young, Sr., of Minden, and Nicholas and Edward Young of Brookman's Corners.
Miss Ethel Alice Hibbard.
Canajoharie, July 24- The death of Miss Ethel Alice Hibbard occurred at her home on Schultze street in this village Sunday morning at 7 o'clock. She had been in poor health for fifteen months from a complication of diseases. About two years ago she was troubled with rheumatism, and later had her tonsils removed, and she again seemed to be in very good health, but afater a short time she became ill and for the past year she has been confined to her bed. Her entire suffering was borne with Christian spirit and she always looked forward to the time when she would again enjoy good health.
Miss Hibbard was born in Canajoharie November 16, 1893(?), a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar P. Hibbard. She graduated from the local High school in the class of 1913 and later secured a position in the office of the Beech-Nut Packing company. She had a large circle of friends who are saddend to learn of her death. Miss Hibbard was a member of the Reformed church and Sunday school, the K. E. society and Young Ladies' society. She is survived by her parents. The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Victor J. Biekkink, pastor of the Reformed church, will conduct the service. Burial will be at Fort Plain.
11/13/16 from the St. Johnsville Enterprise, Wednesday, January 16, 1902
Mrs. Daniel Hayes.
Caroline, wife of Daniel Hayes, died at her residence in this village Saturday, January 11, aged 59 years and 6 months. Besides her husband, deceased is survived by ten children - four sons and six daughters, and twenty-nine grandchildren. Funeral service was held from her late home on Monday, Rev. G. E. Harsh officiating.
Does the presence of a monument necessarily mean that someone is interred there?
A Barry (sic; Barre) granite monument in memory of Darias Redfield and wife, deceased, was recently erected on Mount Prospect cemetery.
NOTE: this is an error as to name of cemetery. The correct name is Prospect View Cemetery, St. Johnsville NY. According to findagrave records for this cemetery, "Darius Barrett Redfield's" dates are 1805 - 1897. Several family trees, as well as original SAR applications on ancestry.com, name Ervilla Sawyer as his wife. Ervilla Sawyer Redfield, dates 1821-1899, is also interred in Prospect View Cemetery. In census records, this couple resided in Jefferson County NY for decades.
Information pertinent to the couple is found in a long article about their son Charles M. Redfield, founder of the Malone (NY) Evening Telegram newspaper, which was printed in that paper on Nov. 11, 1941. Darius and Ervilla Redfield's son, Charles M. Redfield (1859-1941), Charles' wife Carrie Keller (1865-1949), and an infant (1887) who might be a child of Charles and Carrie, also appear in findagrave's listing for Prospect View Cemetery. A profile of Charles M. Redfield, published in the St. Johnsfield Enterprise newspaper on an unknown date in 1953, states that he married Carrie Keller, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Keller, in 1886. Mr. Redfield was a clothier in business in St. Johnsville with his father-in-law. Mr. Redfield was also founder of the Herkimer Telegram, and later moved to Malone NY and founded the Malone Evening Telegram. Carrie Keller Redfield's parents Stuart Keller (bur. 4/4 /1913) and his wife Caroline W. Keller (bur. 10/14/1926) are also listed in Prospect View Cemetery. In the 1910 census, Stuart and Caroline resided in Malone NY with Charles M. and Carrie Redfield. An article about acquisitions by the Margaret Reaney Mem. Library [St. Johnsville Enterprise and News, September 13, 1939, front page], notes that a book donated to the library by Carrie Keller Redfield, was originally gifted by Stuart Keller to his wife Carrie Waltamath Keller on Christmas 1873. This obscure mention of her maiden name as Waltamath will break down the brick wall for all the researchers who have her listed in their family trees as simply "Caroline W." (maiden name unknown)
Mrs. Lucinda Lepper.
Lucinda Snell, relict of the late Sanford Lepper, departed this life Saturday morning, Jan. 11, at one o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John S. Vossler, Bridge street, aged 80 years and 6 months. The deceased was a widow of Sanford Lepper and daughter of Jacob P. and Mary C. Snell. Mrs. Lepper was born in the town of Manheim, near East Creek, on March 4, 1822, and married Mr. Lepper about sixty years ago. In 1856 the family moved from this vicinity to Verona, where, in November, 1862, Mr. Lepper died, and in March, 1863, Mrs. Lepper and children removed to St. Johnsville, where she has since resided. She is survived by three children, Mrs. John S. Vossler, with who she made her home, Jacob S. Lepper, also of this place, and Burdette Lepper, Antelope, Stark county, North Dakota, and one brother, Benjamin J. Snell of Fort Plain. Sanford L. Vossler, civil engineer of Albany, Arthur B. Vossler, principal of Salem, Washington county, High school, and Milo Nellis, of the railway mail service, are grandsons of the deceased.
Mrs. Lepper was a sincere christian lady and a devout and consistent member of the Reformed church of this place, but for the past few years infirmities incident to old age has made her attendance at church services very infrequent. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon from her late residence, her pastor, Rev. O. J. Hogan, officiating. The remains were interred in the Snells Bush cemetery. [Details of obituary followed by printing of a long poem read at her funeral service.]
Henry D. Elwood
Henry D. Elwood died early Saturday morning at his home in the town of Florida from general debility, aged 80 years. For several months the deceased had been in failing health. He was a prominent farmer and a man greatly respected in that section, and will be missed by his many friends. he is survived by a widow and one son, Emory, of the town of Florida. The funeral was held at his late home at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning and the interment made at Minaville.
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, unknown date ca. December 4, 1913
Funeral of Mr. Pawling.
The funeral of William T. Pawling was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Reformed church, Hagaman. The Rev. C. V. W. Bedford officiated and Fred Pawling sang two selections. The bearers were Bernard Fitzgerald, James Stairs, Frank Peterson, George Peterson and Edward Davis, of Hagaman and George Dewey, of Schenectady, boyhood friends of Mr. Pawling. There were a number of handsome floral tributes. The interment was in the Hagaman cemetery.
Mr. Pawling was born at Hagman and lived here until he was 23 years old. He was a general favorite with the people of the village. He attended the village school for a time and then went to Lawrenceville and Princeton but his vacation periods were spent at Hagaman. After leaving school he went in the Star Mill, where he remained until the family left town. He was active in the social affairs of Hagaman and belonged to a dramatic club. He was a promoter of several enjoyable entertainments. [NOTE: his findagrave listing states that he was born July 1, 1878 and passed away November 30, 1913 at Geneva, Ohio. According to the Ohio Death Index, he died at Ashtabula, OH. His body was brought to Amsterdam by train.]
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Monday, May 23, 1921, page 8
Fort Plain, May 23- Jacob Persohn, aged 64 years, died Saturday at the home of his step-sister, Mrs. Augustus Schlotzhauer, in the Hallsville section of the town of Minden, after being an invalid for the past 30 years. He was a native of France, but had spent most of his life in this country. Besides the step-sister mentioned, Mr. Persohn is survived by his step-mother. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, new time, at the home, the Rev. Byron E. Fake officiating. The interment will be in the Fort Plain cemetery.
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Wednesday, June 26, 1918, page 8
Mrs. Harvey Gramps.
Fort Plain, June 26- Mrs. Harvey Gramps, aged 62 years, died at her home at Stone Arabia, Monday. She had been ill for a long time, and death was not unexpected. She is survived by two brothers, John Saltsman of Fort Plain and Adam Saltsman of Johnstown; also one sister, Mrs. Alonzo Ehle, of the town of Minden. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, the Rev. Royal A. Stanton, pastor of the Ephratah Reformed church, officiating. Interment will be made in the Fort Plain cemetery. [NOTE: in censuses, her first name was Julia.]
Mrs. Nancy E. Vrooman.
Mrs. Nancy E. Vrooman, aged 83 years, died this morning at the Home for Elderly Women. She has been affected with heart trouble for the past eight years, but was taken seriously ill about six years ago. Mrs. Vrooman came from Fultonville, her former home, five years ago and has since resided at the Home for Elderly Women. She is survived by a son, Clarence Vrooman, of Johnstown. [NOTE: in the 1910 census of Town of Glen, village of Fultonville, her name was written as "Nancy G.", not "Nancy E."]
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Thursday, February 4, 1926, page 3
Jay C. Burtt.
Jay C. Burtt, aged 81 years, died this morning at 1:15 o'clock at the home of his son, William Q. Burtt, 362(?) East Main street, of a complication of diseases. Mr. Burtt was taken ill last Thanksgiving day, but had not been confined to his bed. Wednesday evening he was with the family as usual, and retired about 9 o'clock. Shortly after 1 o'clock he was heard breathing heavily, and died almost immediately after being found.
Mr. Burtt was born in the town of Florida, August 5, 1844, and he spent his entire life in this vicinity. For forty-two years he was employed by Hill & Watson, later the Arthur Hill company, but for the past five years he had led a retired life. He was an attendant at the First Baptist church. Fifty-six years ago he married Lydia Fuller, who died last August.
Surviving Mr. Burtt are a daughter, Mrs. D. H. Rivenburgh, two sons, Harry and William Burtt, all of Amsterdam, and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Rulison, of Braman's Corners, as well as six grandchildren.
Alonzo P. Sherman.
Alonzo P. Sherman, for many years a resident of Amsterdam, died this morning at the hospital at the county home in Palatine, of cancer of the stomach. He was 79 years old. Mr. Sherman, who had been at the home since June 1, 1924, had been in the hospital for two weeks. He is survived by his wife, who, with the hospital nurse, attended him. Burial will be made Saturday in the family plot at East Galway. Mr. Sherman was a carpenter by trade.
John Richertt, aged 61, died Wednesday at his home, 13 Clinton street, of hardening of the arteries, after an illness of about a year. He was born Dec. 28, 1864, at Hagaman, but spent most of his life in Amsterdam. He was employed for a long time in the Morris mills. Mr. Richertt leaves two brothers, Fred of this city and William of Fort Johnsn, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Hug and Mrs. Emma DeGraff, both of Amsterdam.
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Friday, August 17, 1917, page 10
Thomas Patrick Tarmey.
Thomas Patrick Tarmey, the 16-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Tarmey, of 16 Meadow street, died of blood poisoning Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, Peter James and John Joseph. The funeral will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The interment will be in St. Mary's cemetery.
Mrs. Augusta Merritt.
Fort Plain, Aug. 17- Friends here have received word of the death of Mrs. Augusta Merritt, aged about 60 years, which occurred at the home of her brother, Norton Hill, near Coxsackie, Monday. She was the widow of M. F. Merritt, who for many years was Fort Plain's chief of police. She was a member of the local Methodist church and was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. She went to Coxsackie in April. The funeral was held at that place yesterday, and the burial was made there.
Fort Plain, Aug. 17- Following an illness of several weeks, Eugene Snell, aged 60 years, died at his home on Mohawk street yesterday. He had been in failing health for over a year. He was well known and had always resided here. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Snell. He was a photographer of considerable ability. He had always been a staunch Republican. Mr. Snell is survived by one brother, and a sister, Harlie H. Snell and Mrs. L. A. Timmerman, both of this village. The funeral will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Dr. McCullum, of Castleton, former pastor of the local Reformed church, officiating. The interment will be made in the Fort Plain cemetery.
DILATION OF HEART
Frank L. Steadwell Found Lifeless Near West End Home.
Widely Known Resident, Long Engaged in Realty Business,
Frank Lane Steadwell, a well known resident of Amsterdam, was found dead on the stoop of his property at 20 Henrietta street at 6:30 o'clock this morning. Mr. Steadwell had been in poor health for a long time. He was a sufferer from heart trouble, and since an operation for appendicitis about a year ago his health was still further affected.
During Thursday he was apparently in his normal condition and ate an unusually large dinner. At supper he said that he did not feel hungry, but gave as the reason the fact that he had eaten so heartily at dinner. After supper he sat at the house on Guy Park avenue until 10:30, when he announced his intenntionnn of goig out for a walk. From that time up to the discovery of his lifeless remains, his whereabouts were unknown to his family.
When the body was discovered it was apparent from the condition of the muscles that death had occurred about four or five hours previous. Mrs. Steadwell was at once notified and gave instructions that the corpse of her husband be placed in the care of Undertakers Johnson & Lindsay. They in their turn notified Coroner Murphy, who stated that it was a case for the health officer, but as Dr. Hicks could not be located, the body was taken to the undertaking rooms, where an investigation was held by physicians later in the day, and death was pronounced due to dilation of the heart.
Mr. Steadwell was born August 20, 1860, in what was then Port Jackson, but now the fifth ward of Amsterdam. He moved to Wisconsin when a young man, and lived there for twenty years, returning to Amsterdam and making this city his home ever since. He was engaged in the real estate business, and a very large number of dwellings and lots in the city have exchanged ownership through his agency. Not quite a year ago he purchased a laundry business on the south side, but disposed of it after six months' operation.
He was a member of Artisan lodge, No. 84, F. and A.M., and of the Modern Woodmen of the World. In his youth he was a member of the old J.D. Serviss Steamer company's running team and participated in many of its races. He is survived by his mother, whose maiden name was Katherine Belding, his father, Lyman H. Steadwell, having died a number of years ago, and also his wife and a daughter, Catherine.
The funeral will be held at the home, 242 Guy Park avenue, either Sunday or Monday, and the interment will be in the Minaville cemetery.
11/13/16 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday, April 2, 1904, page 3
Patrick Carmody, a well known citizen of Amsterdam, died quite suddenly shortly before noon today at his home on Mohawk lane. Although he has not been feeling well for some time Mr. Carmody has been about as usual, even as late as Friday. This forenoon while sitting in his home he suffered from a sinking spell and was carried to his bed, but before medical aid could be secured he passed away. Kidney disease was ascribed as the cause of his death. Mr. Carmody was born in Ireland but for the past 50 years or more has been a resident of Amsterdam. He was 73 years old. Mr. Carmody is survived by his wife. His only daughter, who married Alderman Andrew Burns, died in 1890. The funeral will probably be held at St. Mary's church Tuesday morning.
George F. Mosher.
George F. Mosher, a well known follower of the typographical art, died about noon today at the home of his mother, Mrs. Maria Mosher, at No. 37 Pearl street, of consumption of the bowels, aged 32 years.
Mr. Mosher was born in St. Johnsville, but had passed the greater portion of his life in Amsterdam. He learned his trade in the office of the Morning Sentinel, where for many years he was engaged in the composing room. For about two years past, however, he has been located in Indianapolis and Toledo. Two weeks ago he returned home in a greatly exhausted condition and continued to decline rapidly at the home of his mother until the end came. Besides his mother, he leaves three sisters Mrs. George H. Loadwick, Mrs. William K. Clark and Mrs. Walter F. Lewis, all of this city, and two brothers, John of Indianapolis and Charles F. of the Morning Sentinel. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed, but it will probably be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. The interment wil be made at St. Johnsville.
6/29/05 Obituaries of members of the Thompson family, relatives of contributor Nancy Robinson, and miscellaneous obits.
6/27/05 Obituaries of members of the Bartholomew family, published in the Amsterdam Evening Recorder newspaper, relatives of contributor Nancy Robinson.
6/24/05 Florida, Amsterdam, and other Montgomery County-related obituaries from the Amsterdam Daily Democrat newspaper, relatives of contributor Nancy Robinson. Surnames include Hare, Thompson, Wilson, and Finehout.
6/19/05 Nine Herkimer County-related obituaries from the The Fulton Patriot newspaper, kindly donated by Joanne Murray.