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5/12/15 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Monday, April 28, 1919, page 9
ROGERS - Harper C. Rogers, April 28. Funeral at the home, 14 Milton avenue, Thursday at 2 p. m., the Rev. Dr. H. H. Murdock officiating. Interment in Fair View cemetery.
RICE - Genevieve, wife of John J. Rice, at her home, 8 Dean street, Saturday evening. The funeral will be held at the home at 8:45 o'clock Wednesday morning, and at 0:30 at St. Mary's church, Monsignor Browne officiating. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery.
Mrs. John J. Rice
Genevieve Madeline Walsh, wife of John J. Rice, died at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night, at her home, 8 Dean street, aged 34 years, after a short illness. She was a resident of Amsterdam for about eight years and was married to Mr. Rice in Ilion 10 years ago. She was a member of the Young Ladies' sodality and of the Altar society of the Ave Maria church of Ilion, and was active in all church work. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Ann Walsh, of Ilion, and a sister, Minnie Walsh, of Ilion, also two brothers, John, of the U. S. navy, and Francis, of Buffalo.
John Boswell Greene
John Boswell Greene, the twelve-days-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Greene of 16 Leonard street, died at St. Mary's hospital Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of the parents, and interment was made in St. Mary's cemetery.
Margaret Helen Kilts
Margaret Helen, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Kilts of Arlington, N.J., died at the Amsterdam City hospital last Friday evening at 10 o'clock. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral house of Johnson & Lindsay, and interment was in Fair View cemetery. Mrs. Kilts was formerly Miss Frances Gilliland of this city.
Veteran Railway Operator
Fort Plain, April 28- Edward German, aged about 55 years, committed suicide at his home in Nelliston Saturday night at about 6 o'clock by shooting himself in the head with a .32 calibre revolver. Mrs. German had arranged her supper and her husband said he was going upstairs for a minute. A few seconds after he left Mrs. German heard the report of the revolver and ran upstairs, where she found her husband lying on the floor with the bullet would in his head. So great was the flow of blood that it dripped through to the ground floor. Mrs. German called for assistance, and neighbors quickly responded. Dr. John C. Jackson was called and found the man dead, after which Coroner Charles P. Wagner of St. Johnsville was notified.
Mr. German had lived in Nelliston nearly all his life and had been employed by the New York Central and West Shore railroads as telegraph operator and station agent. For many years he was employed as station agent at hte local West Shore station and later at the tower of the New York Central railroad at Palatine Bridge and Canajoharie.
The taking of his life caused much surprise to his friends, although it is reported that he had suffered from melancholy of late.
AMSTERDAM BOYS ON HONOR ROLL
John Page and Peter F. Kennedy
On the honor rolls of the 77th division, which arrived in this country late last week on the steamship Aquitania and the transport Mount Vernon appear the names of two Amsterdam boys, John Page, who was killed in action, and Peter F. Kennedy, who died of wounds. The list of dead as submitted by the advance party of the division is incomplete, being compiled six weeks before the division sailed for home shores.
5/12/15 from the The Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, N.Y., Saturday, May 22, 1937, page 3
Ernest Spediacci, 40, died this morning at 1:30 o'clock at his home, 129 East Main Street, after a long illness. He was born in Amsterdam and spent his entire life here, being well known and having many friends. He was a World War veteran and a member of James T. Bergen Post, 39, American Legion. He also was a member of St. Michael's Church and the Holy Name Society connected with the church.
Mr. Spediacci is survived by his mother Mrs. Bernice Spediacci; one sister, Geraldine, and two brothers, Albert, Amsterdam, and Joseph, of Aulla, Italy.
5/12/15 from the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Saturday evening, June 20, 1903
Death of Mrs. Isaiah Failing
St. Johnsville, June 20- On last Thursday occurred the death of Lany Crouse, wife of Isaiah Failing. The deceased was 62 years of age and is survived by her husband and three brothers, Leonard, Milford and Alvah, all of this town. The funeral will be held on Sunday at 2 p. m. from the M. E. Church in this village. Burial will be made in Mount Prospect Cemetery. [NOTE: her findagrave listing has an incorrect death year of 1901. The photo of her stone shows that the last digit was never carved into the stone.]
5/12/15 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday, November 30, 1918, page 7
Fort Plain, Nov. 30- William Greeley, one of the most widely known landlords of the Mohawk valley, died at about 1 o'clock this afternoon at his home, of a complication of diseases, after an illness of a month's duration. Mr. Greeley, who was about 55 years old, came to this village 33 years ago and for 30 years has conducted the hostelry on Canal street which has brought fame not only to himself but to the entire section as being one of the best conducted establishments of its kind hereabouts. Whole-hearted and ever congenial Mr. Greeley made and retained friends and perhaps there was no better known boniface in this region. He was a member of the Amsterdam lodge of Elks, in which he had long taken a deep interest. Mr. Greeley is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. James H. Nelson, of Herkimer and Mrs. E. R. Leneker of Fort Plain, and a son, William, Jr., a student at Union college, who has lately returned from a students' training camp. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
5/12/15 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Monday, April 11, 1921, page 3
Martin A. Conroy
Martin A. Conroy died Sunday morning at 7:15 o'clock at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Reuben Breedon, 21 Greene street, of tubercular peritonitis after an illness of about two months, aged 17 years.
The young man was graduated from St. Mary's Institute in the class of 1920 and last September he entered Notre Dame university, at Notre Dame, Ind., where he elected to take a course in mining engineering. Always ambitious and earnest in his studies, he worked harder than the average student to rapidly advance and reach his goal, with the result that his health soojn broke down under the strain, and a fatal malady developed which caused his death as stated above.
Mr. Conroy wasa an exceptionally bright young man and popular among his school friends and other associates. The announcement of his death will be a source of deep regret to them for they felt that his ambitions coupled with an adeptness as a student formed the groundwork of a successful career in his later life.
Surviving are five aunts, the Misses Catherine and Anna Conroy, Mrs. Reuben Breedon, of Amsterdam, Mrs. John Lynagh of Gloversville and Mrs. A. Packard of Troy, and four uncles, James Conroy and Martin Horan of Fonda, Lawrence Horan of Schenectady and Thomas Conroy of Rochester.
6/30/13 from the Amsterdam Recorder, Tuesday, September 23, 1969, page 8
Senior Citizen Helen Casler Dies at 97
Mrs. Helen Saltsman Casler, one of Fort Plain's oldest citizens, died Monday at the age of 97 She resided at 175 East Main St. and had been a patient in the Canajoharie Nursing Home for 10 days.
Mrs. Casler was born Dec. 27, 1871, in the Stone Arabia section of the Town of Palatine, the daughter of Adam and Matilda Nellis Satsman (sic). After her marriage to William Casler in 1896, they moved to Fort Plain. Mr. Casler died in 1919.
She was a member of the Universalist Church of the Messiah and formerly taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Fort Plain Chapter DAR and the Mohawk Valley Temple Pythian Sisters in Fort Plain.
Her only survivors are several cousins.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at the Swartz Funeral Home in Fort Plain. The Rev. Earl Engle, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Messiah, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Fort Plain Cemetery.
6/30/13 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday September 13, 1902Hagaman Sep. 13- The funeral of Mrs. Paul Starks was held from her late home on Pawling street Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock the Rev. B. F. Kent officiating, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Mead. Mrs. Charles Hill and Miss Lottie Crossman sang two selections in an effective manner. The pall bearers were sons of the deceased, George Starks of Hagaman, Fred of Amsterdam, John Starks of Schenectady, and Arthur Merrihew. Mrs. Starks was a most estimable woman, and during her residence at Hagaman had made many friends. She was a devoted mother, making a pleasant home. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended to the children of the deceased in this their great bereavement. The floral tributes were beautiful and were as follows: From the family, a pillow; George Voorhees, Lena Zimmerman and Mrs. Benedict, wreath; Dr. and Mrs. N. A. Caldwell, bouquet; Mr. and Mrs. William Mosely, bouquet; Mrs. Wilson, bouquet; Mr. and Mrs. Berger and Mr. and Mrs. John Starks, bouquets; Mrs. R. D. Adams, lilies; Mr. and Mrs. Stockman, wreath; Mrs. Solwater, bouquet; Mr. and Mrs. William Pawling, sweet peas; Miss Anna Noonan, asters.
6/30/13 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday, September 15, 1928
Ten Years Ago
Bernard Paulfus, formerly of Canajoharie, was drowned in the Hudson river.
Ten Years Ago
Death of Mrs. B. B. Berwick.
One Year Ago
Death of William S. Briggs, for many years a druggist at Fonda, in Schenectady; Mrs. Amy M. Quandt.
One Year Ago
Died: Mrs. Louise Becker of Fort Hunter; Theodore Sammons at Sammonsville; Mrs. Herman Kania; William F. Krown.
6/30/13 Colonel Van Evera's obituary was contributed by Ken Wright in 2009, and was just found in back mail.
Jackson Sentinel, December 4, 1890.
At his home in this city, Tuesday evening, December 2, 1890, of dropsy, Colonel J. R. Van Evera, aged 71 years, 2 months, 15 days.
Col. Van Evera was born in Montgomery County, New York, September 16, 1819, and after a residence there of many years, moved to Maquoketa with his family about 18 years ago. He entered into business extensively, and for a time, with the assistance of his sons conducted two stores. He quit business two years ago because of poor health and for many months has been unable to leave his house. He was cared for by loving hands, and in his demise leaves two sons, four daughters and a devoted wife. He was a man of blunt manner, but had a good heart and made a good citizen. The funeral will take place at the house at 2 p.m. today, and the remains will be conveyed to Fort Plain, New York, for burial.
6/30/13 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Thursday, December 15, 1921
John Norman McFee
Canajoharie, Dec. 15- John Norman McFee died December 13 at the home of his son, Ernest McFee, at Buel, of chronic bronchitis, aged -- years, seven months and three days, following a long illness. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. L. W. Nestle of St. Johnsville; one son, Ernest, of Buel, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He held the esteem of all in his neighborhood, where he lived a long and useful life. The funeral will be held Friday at 1 o'clock at the home, the Rev. Mr. Marshall of Sprout Brook officiating. Burial will be in the Ames cemetery.
Mrs. Margaret M. Frelick
Mrs. Margaret M. Frelick of Fultonville, aged about 50/59(?), died at the City hospital this morning. She had been there since December 12. The body was taken to Fultonville for interment by Undertaker C. M. Welch of that village.
Jay C. Van Alstyne
Jay C. Van Alstyne, aged 73, formerly a resident of this city, but long engaged in farming in the town of Florida, died about 4 o'clock this morning at his home on the Amsterdam-Minaville road, just north of Minaville, after a long illness of arterio-sclerosis. He had been confined to his bed for seven weeks. Mr. Van Alstyne was born September 27, 1848, at Flat Creek, in the town of Root, and passed his whole life in Montgomery county. He lived for many years in the vicinity of Randall, and later at Fonda, from which place he moved to Amsterdam, where he made his home for a time. For thepast 19 years he had been engaged in farming near Minaville. He was widely known in this city and vicinity. Mr. Van Alstyne at one time had the ash and garbage collecting contract for Amsterdam. He was a member of the Christian church of Randall. February 18, 1869, he married Miss Elizabeth Putman, at Rural Grove, who survives him, together with four sons, Seth R., of Manlius, Edwin C., of Fort Plain, Henry A., of Minaville, and Silas J., of Amsterdam; one daughter, Miss Daisy Van Alstyne, of Amsterdam; two sisters, Miss Alvira Van Alstyne of Minaville and Mrs. John Conrad of Fort Plain, ten grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.
Braman's Corners Dec. 14-
Marvin Lester, aged six years, son of Herbert Lester, was buried in the Union cemetery Monday. Death was caused by influenza.
Tribes Hill Dec. 15-
Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Aaron S. Wemple at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. G. Dean, in Schenectady. Mrs. Dean was formerly of this place, her husband being pastor of the Presbyterian church.
6/30/13 This group of Walrath family obituaries was contributed by Ron Miller in 2009, and was just found in back mail!
Utica Daily Press, Saturday, January 22, 1938
St. Johnsville- Joel Walrath, 82, died yesterday at his home north-west of this village.
He was a son of the late Martin and Julia Ann Flanders Walrath and spent his entire life on a farm.
There survives one son, Charles, at home; three grandchildren, Ivan, Kenneth and Bernice, Town of St. Johnsville; and two great grandchildren, Joan and Nancy Walrath, daughters of Ivan Walrath.
The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from Full's Funeral Home, with burial in West St. Johnsville Cemetery.
The Utica Observer-Dispatch, Friday, August 4, 1933
St. Johnsville- Mrs. Jane Ann Walrath, wife of Joel Walrath, died Wednesday evening at her home in ???????????????????????????????? result of a stroke which she suffered some time ago.
Mrs. Walrath was born in Lassellsville, 73, years ago. Surviving are her husband, Joel Walrath; a son, Charles and three grandchildren
[Note: Jane Ann was a daughter of Alvin E. Walrath and Tryphena.]
Utica Herald-Dispatch, Wednesday, December 27, 1916
St. Johnsville, Dec 27- Mrs. Pryphena Walrath, age 97 years, died last night at the home of her son, Byron Walrath, with whom she resided at Lassellville. She was born at Kingsboro, Fulton County. Two sons, Byron Walrath, Frank Walrath of Coloma, Mich. and one daughter, Mrs. Joseph Walrath of St. Johnsville, survive. - funeral info-
[Note: Should be Tryphena and Joel Walrath appears as Joseph in many records.]
6/30/13 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Tuesday, January 30, 1906
The Late Mrs. Magdalene Eschler
Mrs. Magdalene Eschler, whose death was announced in Monday evening's issue of The Recorder, was a devoted member of the German Evangelical church on Elizabeth street. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Jacob Geiger, Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Charles Frisch, Misses Lena and Bertha Eschler; two sons, Fred and John, all being residents of this city. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house and at 2:30 o'clock at the German Evangelical church on Elizabeth street, the Rev. F. E. Hehr officiating.
Mrs. Wilsey's Funeral
The funeral of Mrs. Charity Wilsey will be held at the house, No. 10 Union street, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, the Rev. James M. Hutchinson, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. The interment will be in Green Hill cemetery.
Joseph Boacki died Monday at his home, No. 10 Reid street, of tuberculosis, aged 63 years. He is survived by his wife. The funeral will be held at St. Stanislaus' church tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock. Interment in St. Stanislaus' cemetery.
Funeral of Mrs. Sarah Cox
Jan. 30- The funeral services of Mrs. Sarah Cox, who died Sunday night, will take place at 2 p. m. Wednesday afternoon from the Presbyterian church, the Rev. H. G. Dean officiating. Interment will be made in Pine Grove cemetery. Mrs. Cox's maiden name was Dingman, and she was a native of the town of Charleston.
6/30/13 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Tuesday, October 26, 1909
Nicholas H. Eaton
Nicholas H. Eaton died Monday evening at his home in Mariaville, aged 69 years, of Bright's disease. He has long been a member of the Presbyterian church of that place and a member of its board of trustees. Mr. Eaton served in the Civil war, having enlisted with Company D, 115th regiment, New York State volunteers, the "Iron Hearted" boys in blue. For several years he was a member of Post E. S. Young, No. 33, of this city. Mrs. Eaton survives, as well as one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Wiltsie, of this city, and two sons, Danford, of this city, and Abram, of Mariaville. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, the Rev. Mr. Parent officiating. The interment will be at Mariaville.
Mrs. Abram Wiles
Canajoharie, Oct. 26- Mary Catherine Wiles, widow of Abram Wiles, died yesterday at the home of her son, Edward Wiles, in Buel, after several weeks of great suffering. She was aged 76 years, 5 months and 16 days, and for forty years has been a resident of the section in which she was well known and highly esteemed. She was a daughter of Cornelius C. Flint and Maria Hess Flint and is survived by three sons and one daughter, John, Charles and A. E. Wiles, and Mrs. Jonas Cooper. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 11 o'clock at the house and the Rev. S. Nelson, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Buel, will officiate. Burial will be made at Fort Plain.
6/30/13 from the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday, April 22, 1911
Grace E. Wilder
Word has been received by the Presbyterian board of Foreign Missions of the death in Indian (sic) of Miss Grace E. Wilder, who has been connected with the western India mission for nearly twenty-four years. Miss Wilder was the daughter of the Rev. Royal G. Wilder and Eliza Jane Wilder, and was born at Saratoga Springs in 1861. Her parents had been missionaries in India and she received an appointment from the Presbyterian board in 1887, going directly to the western Indian mission. Later she resigned her position there to take charge of an independent work called "The Village Settlement," at Islampur, in the neighborhood of Kodoll. Miss Wilder's mother was a missionary for sixty years, probably the longest record in the history of missionary work in the Protestant church, and her father served in the same capacity for thirty years.
Dr. Thomas P. Scully
Dr. Thomas P. Scully, who has appeared before the Medical society in this city, is dead at his home in Rome. Death was due to pneumonia. He was a graduate of the Albany Medical college in 1884 and located in Cohoes, where he practiced for several years. At one time he was health officer of Cohoes. He removed to Rome twenty-one years ago, and at the last election was the Independence league candidate for secretary of state. Dr. Scully is survived by a wife and four children.
6/20/13 This collection of Dingman and Flint families obits was contributed by Judy Morgan!
Utica Daily Press, Jan 23, 1916
Ft Plain---Jan 21--The funeral of Mrs Catherine (Dingman) Flint, aged 64 years, who died at her home in Salt Springville this town, will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock from her home. Rev I. W. Arnold of the Methodist church at Salt Springville officiating. The body will be placed in the Catherine Nellis Memorial Chapel in the Fort Plain Cemetery. The deceased was a well known resident of Salt Springville, and had been ill about a week. She was a member of the Methodist church of that place. She is survived by one son Logan Flint of Salt Springville, three brothers John Dingman of VanHornesville, and Herman and Charles of this village, and also one sister Mrs. Edward Ehle, also of Fort Plain.
Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, N.Y. December 27, 1948
Logan J. Flint, 77, life-long resident of the Salt Springville section died suddenly at his home Christmas afternoon. He had finished his Christmas dinner and had just relaxed in a chair when he died. He had been under doctor's care for some time. He was born in the Town of Minden August 25, 1871, a son of Joseph B. and Catherine Dingman Flint. Mr. Flint followed the occupation of farming. The survivors are his wife, Mrs. Flora Putman Flint; one son, Joseph Flint, Salt Springville; one granddaughter, Mrs. Beatrice Pomelia, Sharon Springs; three great grandchildren and several cousins. The body was removed to the Grey funeral home where funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Howard Gilman of the Universalist Church of Little Falls will officiate. Burial will be In Fort Plain Cemetery.
Utica Daily Press, Thursday, March 12, 1931
Mrs. Logan Flint, (Edith Smith) Fort Plain- March 11- Funeral services for Mrs. Logan Flint, 58, were held Tuesday at her late home in Salt Springville, this town. Rev. Rufus H. Dix, pastor of Fort Plain Universalist Church, officiating. The remains were placed in the Catherine Nellis Memorial Chapel vault in Fort Plain Cemetery, where burial will take place in the spring. Mrs. Flint was born and always lived in the section where she died and was a daughter of Sidney and Ellen Hurdick Smith. She is survived by her husband, one son, Joseph Flint, both of Salt Springville, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Greeley of Fort Plain.
Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, N.Y. January 10, 1961
FORT PLAIN... Mrs. Flora H. Flint, 82, widow of Logan J. Flint, died Sunday afternoon at the Mabbett adult home, where she had been a patient for several years. Mrs. Flint was born Jan. 7, 1879, at Newfane, Niagara County, the daughter of James and Lucy Smith Hathaway. She was a former member of the Christian Church at Charleston Four Corners and later attended the Methodist Church at Salt Springville. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Claude Borchert, Cherry Valley; one son, Joseph Flint, Fort Plain; one granddaughter, Mrs. Leonard Bayes, Saratoga Springs, and one great-grandson, Kurt William Bayes, of Saratoga. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Gray funeral home in Fort Plain, the Rev. James Kemmerer, Cherry Valley officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Charleston Four Corners Cemetery.
The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, N.Y., Friday, May 2, 1930
FORT PLAIN----Charles Dingman, 72, died Wednesday at a private hospital in Schenectady where he had been a patient for the past several months, having entered the hospital on December 2, 1929. Mr. Dingman was born at Marshville, town of Canajoharie, on June 27, 1857, the son of Maria Lewis and John Dingman, and has lived his lifetime in this section. For a number of years he was gate tender on the gate of the West Shore crossing in this village and at the age of 70 was retired on a pension by the railroad.
Mr. Dingman is survived by his wife; one son, Harry Dingman, of Fort Plain; one daughter, Mrs. Harry Slingerland, of Springfield, Mass, three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Edward Ehle, of Fort Plain, and a brother, John Dingman of Wiltsie Hill. There will be a prayer at the home at 2 on Saturday and the funeral will be held from the Catherine Nellis Memorial chapel at 2:20, the Rev. Rufus H. Dix, pastor of the Universalist church, officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Plain cemetery.
The Otsego Farmer, Cooperstown, N. Y., April 12, 1946
Ida Flint Dingman, widow of Ruben L. Dingman, died at the home of her daughter in Cherry Valley, April 4th, following a short illness. Mrs. Dingman was born in the town of Minden, October 22, 1861, the daughter of Daniel C. Flint and Elizabeth Wales Flint. The funeral was held from the Ottman Funeral home, Sunday, April 7th, at 2 p. m. Burial was at Salt Springville. The Rev. Leigh Diefendorf of Troy assisted by the Rev. Charles Fulton of the Methodist church at Cherry Valley, officiated. Mrs. Dingman was a member of the Salt Springville Methodist church and choir. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Yerdon and Miss Hazel Dingman of Cherry Valley; two sons, Hale and Reuben of Salt Springville; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. One brother, Cyrene Flint, also of Salt Springville.
The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, Nov 14, 1946
FORT PLAIN---Mrs. Anna (Dingman) Ehle, 79, widow of Edward Ehle died at her home on Canal street Wednesday morning after a short illness. Mrs. Ehle was born in the Town of Canajoharie July 19, 1867, the daughter of John Dlngman and Catharine Lewis Dingman and was married to Edward Ehle in Fort Plain on March 25, 1894, and has been a resident of Fort Plain since that time.
The survivors are one son, Herman Ehle; one daughter Mrs. Edward Bauer and one grandson Craig Ehle all of Fort Plain. Funeral services from the late home Saturday at 2 o'clock pm with Rev Warren Lovejoy, pastor of the Universalist church officiating. Burial In the Fort Plain cemetery.
The Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, N.Y., Tuesday, August 27, 1940
FORT PLAIN -- Edward Ehle, 79, died Aug. 26, 1940, in his home on Canal St. Mr. Ehle was born in Fort Plain, the son of Josiah and Mary Ann Alter Ehle and had spent his entire life here. For the last 50 years he and his brother had conducted the Ehle Brothers Coal Company.
Survivors are his wife, the former Anna Dingman; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Sauer; a son, Herman Ehle, and a grandson, Craig Ehle, all of Fort Plain; a brother, Charles Ehle, also of Fort Plain. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, from the home, the Rev. William Haney, pastor of the Universalist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Plain Cemetery.
Amsterdam Evening Recorder, March 15, 1928
Fort Plain, March 15---Herman Dingman, aged 58, died at his home, 79 Canal street, at 5:45 Wednesday afternoon after an illness of about six weeks of a complication of diseases. He was born at Marshville August 29. I872, and was the son of the late John M. and Catherine Lewis Dingman and had lived In Fort Plain practically all of his life. He was well known here and had a large circle of friends by whom he will be greatly missed. He had been employed by John M. Yordon, paper box manufacturer, for over 50 years. He was a member of Champion Hook and Ladder company and for over 12 years the efficient chief of the Fort Plain fire department, being succeeded by John R. Harrington, present chief. In politics Mr. Dingman was a staunch Democrat, but never sought office.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Edward Ehle, of this village; two brothers, Charles, of Fort Plain, and John, of Starkville: also several nieces and nephews. A prayer service will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the funeral will be at the Catherine Nellis Memorial chapel at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Jasper C. Mclntyre, pastor of the Ames Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Plain cemetery in the spring.
Evening Recorder, Amsterdam, NY, Jan 3, 1956
Arthur Houghton Dingman, 75, of 223 Division St.. died at 6:40 this morning at his home after a long illness. He was born Nov. 7. 1880 in the Town of Glen, the son of Chauncey J. and Mary Houghton Dingman. He was married April 8, 1912, to Emma Underwood, of Albany. Besides his wife he is survived by one son Donald A. Dingman, Schenectady, two daughters, Mrs. Robert Hale, Denver, Colo, and Mrs. Edward Sager, Amsterdam, a brother Roy Dingman, Erie, Penn, three grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
6/20/13 From the Journal and Courier, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1898, Little Falls NY
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bellinger attended the funeral of Richard Selwood at Fort Plain on Saturday.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. R. Bloss Billings were shocked Saturday morning to hear of Mrs. Billlings' death, which occurred at her father's home in Little Falls. Mr. Billings has the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in his bereavement.
6/20/13 John Bunn's death notices were graciously contributed by Cindy Dir.
Obits: John Bunn of Auriesville
The Daily Freeman, City of Kingston NY (Rondout), Tuesday morning, June 18, 1872
John Bunn, aged 40, was instantly killed while at work:, with a circular saw at Aurilsville (sic), Montgomery county, to-day. He fell upon on the saw, which severed his head from his body.
The Intelligencer, Gloversville NY, June 20, 1872
T e r r i b l e Accident.
A most terrible admonition of the uncertainty of life was given in the sudden and terrible death of John Bunn, of Auriesville, on Monday. He was holding a piece of timber against a circular saw, when his feet gave way and his head was brought against the latter and was almost sawed off. He was rescued and lived two hours in a state of unconsciousness. The terrible nature of this accident has thrilled the community with horror.
6/20/13 From The Morning Herald, Gloversville NY, Tuesday, June 5, 1923, page 5.
Angelo Antonucci died yesterday morning at his home, 213 East Main street. He was 72 years old. He was born in Italy but came to this country and had been a resident of this city for several years. He leaves his wife and three daughters, Lena, Josephine and Mrs. Anthony Delos, two sons, Charles and Henry, all of this city and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Leone, who lives in Italy.
Mrs. Henry Lindsay
Amsterdam, June 4- Following an illness of sixteen months, Katherine Margaret Martin, wife of Henry Lindsay, died this morning at her home, 9 Bunn street. She was a native of this city, having been born here July 18, 1852. She was always a resident of this city. She was a member of St. Mary's church and societies affiliated with the church. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. James O'Connell, Mrs. George W. Fullem and Mrs. Orrie A. Gage all of Amsterdam; two sons, William H., of Schenectady and Ralph J. Lindsay of this city and a granddaughter.
Amsterdam, June 4- The funeral of Mrs. C. B. F. Pease was held yesterday afternoon at the home, 12 Shuler street when services were conducted by Rev. Frank T. Rhoad of the Second Presbyterian church. The body was taken to Ashfield, Mass. this morning and burial was conducted there this afternoon.
Funeral of John Mc Vaddy
The funeral of John McVaddy was held this morning from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Timothy Fitzgerald, 109 Forbes street, with services in St. Mary's church where Monsignor William A. Browne celebrated a requiem high mass. He was assisted by Rev. Father William S. J. Cleary as deacon and Rev. Father Leo B. Donovan as sub-deacon. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.
2/3/13 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Wednesday, July 24, 1907
Schuyler F. Wright.
Schuyler Fancher Wright died late Tuesday afternoon at his home, No. 130 Florida avenue, of a complication of diseases, in his 66th year. Mr. Wright was born on the Fancher homestead in the town of Florida, and received his early education in the district school there. About 25 years ago he came to Amsterdam, and for 12 years was employed in the upholstery department of A. Mark's Sons' store. Three years ago Mr. Wright's health began to fail and he was obliged to cease work. The deceased was twice married, Laura Parker being his first wife, and Mary Van Horne the second. The latter survives him, with one son, George; two brothers, Richard of the town of Florida, and George, of this city; two sisters, Mrs. C. V. Williams, of Schenectady, and Miss Carrie E. Wright, of this city. Mr. Wright was a member of Artisan lodge, No. 84, F. and A. M. of this city. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, the Rev. J. R. Kyle officiating. Interment in Green Hill.
Mrs. Margaret Bigsby, formerly of Jamestown, died at an early hour Tuesday evening at the Home for Elderly Women, where she has been an inmate since May, 1903. Mrs. Bigsby was 87 years of age and has been ill for a long time with apoplexy, which was the cause of death. All who knew her esteemed her for many endearing qualities. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Caroline Jones, of Johnstown. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday morning at 11:30 o'clock, the Rev. E. T. Carroll officiating. The remains will be taken to the Albany Rural cemetery for interment.
Mrs. John Brennan.
Mrs. Margaret Brennan, wife of John Brennan, died this morning at 7:50 o'clock at her home, No. 45 Reid street, of general debility, after an illness of three months. She was a woman of lovable disposition. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, William Brennan, of Albany; five daughters, Mrs. William O'Niel, Mrs. Thomas Kelly and Miss May Brennan of this city; Mrs. Anthony Greene of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. John Cohan of Albany.
Anna L. More.
Anna L. More died this morning at St. Mary's hospital from the effect of an operation for cancer. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ellen E. Van Allen of Pittsfield, Mass., and one brother, I. D. More of Schenevus, N.Y. The remains were removed to the residence of Mrs. Joseph Mourane, No. 369 Forest avenue, niece of Miss More. A short prayer service will be held there tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock and the remains taken on the 8:35 o'clock West Shore train to Grand Gorge for interment.
Walter Ellis, aged one year, died at 6:30 Tuesday morning at the home of his parents, Philo R. and Beatrice Ellis, in Gloversville. The funeral service and burial will be held in Amsterdam.
The funeral of Walter Ellis will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Stover, No. 520(?) West Main street, and the interment will be in Fairview cemetery.
From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Thursday, December 31, 1931, page 9
Mrs. Louise Countryman.
Canajoharie, Dec. 31.- The funeral of Mrs. Louise Countryman was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home on Seeber's Lane. The Rev. Edward R. James, minister of the Reformed church in this village, officiated, and burial was made at Fort Plain. The bearers were Frank Fredericks, Willard Waner, Gordon Waner and C. Wohlgemuth.
Canajoharie, Dec. 31.- Edward Olmstead, 47, died at his home in the town of Root Tuesday after an illness of some time of diabetes. He was born March 4, 1884, a son of Jeremiah Olmstead and Mary Veeder. Besides his mother, he is survived by one brother, Fred, Yosts, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Darrow and Mrs. Edgar Moyer, Rural Grove. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Lenz funeral home on West Main street in this village. The Rev. Peter Heller, pastor of the Methodist church will officiate.
Mrs. Celestia Klock.
St. Johnsville, Dec. 31- Mrs. Celestia Klock, 81, died at the home of her son, Jesse Peck, Englewood, N.J., Tuesday. She was formerly Celestia Ingersoll, and was born at Oppenheim, the daughter of Benjamin Ingersoll and Catherine Snell Ingersoll.
She was twice married, her first husband being the late Amzi Peck, who died about 40 years ago. She afterwards married Morton Klock, and has lived in New Jersey for some years.
The survivors are Jesse Peck, with whom she lived and three grandchildren, Robert and Gloria Peck, Englewood, N.J., and James Schram, New Hartford. The body was brought to the Lull funeral parlors yesterday and the funeral was held this afternoon in the Methodist Episcopal church, St. Johnsville, with the Rev. R. B. Fishbeck officiating. Interment was made in Prospect View cemetery.
Mrs. A. J. Rogers (sic).
Mrs. Anna Amelia Rodgers, widow of Andrew J. Rodgers, died at the home of her nephew, Frank Jeffers, in Johnstown, last night. She was 87 years of age.
Mrs. Rodgers was born January 14, 1844, in Perth, the daughter of Solomon S. Jeffers and Sarah M. Blood Jeffers. She was a resident of Johnstown for the past 52 years.
The survivors are one son, James Rodgers, Johnstown, and several nieces (sic) and nephews.
2/3/13 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Friday, November 6, 1908
James Mallett died suddenly Thursday evening at his residence on a farm near Akin, aged about 55 years. Mr. Mallett had been engaged during the day hauling cornstalks with his team. In the evening he complained about not feeling well, and about 10 o'clock he asked his wife to get his bed ready, as he was going to die. Before Mrs. Mallett could reach his side he had passed away. Dr. E. J. Collier and Coroner Timmerman were summoned. It was found that death was due to apoplexy. Mr. Mallett was for a long time a resident of this city, being employed as a driver by the Inman Manufacturing company and the Bowler brewery. He moved from Amsterdam a short time ago to a small farm near Akin. He was a member of Montgomery lodge of Odd Fellows, Kennyetto tribe of Red Men and the Bronson Social and Benevolent association. Besides his wife, he is survived by his father Orville Mallett, of Rural Grove; three brothers, Alfred, of this city; Sanford, of Sharon, and Mark of Buel, and five sisters, Mrs. Willard Lathers and Mrs. Isabella Allen, of this city; Mrs. Katherine Vunk, of Oak Ridge; Mrs. Jennie Green, of Downing, and Mrs. Almeda Roberts, of Rural Grove. The funeral will be held at the house Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, the Rev. Charles Worrick, of Akin, officiating. Interment in Green Hill.
Nov. 6- By the death of Colvin Davis, Hagaman has sustained the loss of a highly respected citizen, his associates an earnest genial friend and his family a kind husband and father. Mr. Davis has made Hagaman his home for nearly thirty years and on all sides are heard expressions of regret and sorrow at his death. He was a lifelong Democrat and always interested in the party councils. He ever had a bright and cheering word or salutation for all, even during the past few months, when his failing health was apparent to his friends, he met each one with the same pleasant manner. Throughout his suffering he has been patient. The sympathy of many friends is extended to the bereaved family.
2/3/13 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday, November 12, 1921, page 5
Mrs. Rebecca Conover.
Mrs. Rebecca Conover died this morning at 10:30 o'clock at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Donald Rector, at Minaville. Had Mrs. Conover lived until March 17, 1922, she would have been 95 years of age. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. David Firth, Mrs. Cornelia Madden, Mrs. Eliza Hart and Mrs. Jay Burt, all of Amsterdam, one son, James Fuller; a half-sister, Mrs. Anna Sears of Amsterdam; a half-brother Henry Allen of Binghamton, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
2/3/13 From the The Amsterdam Daily Democrat, Wednesday, November 13, 1901
Canajoharie, Nov. 13.
Miss Cynthia A. Lane, who suffered a stroke of paralysis last Tuesday, died Monday afternoon at her home in Buel. The funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at the Presbyterian church.
Mrs. Harriet Davis, an aunt of Ralph D. Quackenbush of this village, died at her home in Akin, October 31, aged over 77 years.
2/3/13 From the Utica Weekly Herald, Tuesday, April 21, 1891
Amsterdam, April 19.
About 11:30 to-day Jacob Fleighman, aged 10 years, was struck and killed by a stock train on track No. 1, near the freight house in this city. He was throwing stones into the river and did not hear the approach of the train. His temple was fractured and he died in a few minutes. His father, Christopher Fleighman, was sent to the Albany penitentiary a few days ago for three months for cruelly beating the boy. When killed the little fellow had on his face a severe bruise inflicted by his unnatural parents. The family are in great destitution.
Charles Timmerman, for many years a well known undertaker of this city, died last night at his home on Clinton street, aged 70 years.
Amsterdam, April 20.
James Woodward, the plumber who while suffering from pneumonia, jumped from the window of his house, clad only in his night clothes, early Saturday morning, died on Sunday, aged 35/33(?) years.
Peter Williams, father of Ald. C. V. Williams, died at his home on Broad street, Sunday morning, aged 71 years. He was born in Peterboro, Madison county. Some years ago he held the office of highway commissioner of the town of Florida.
WAS BORN A SLAVE AT CANAJOHARIE.
Rochester, April 19.- Rev. Thomas James, who was born a slave at Canajoharie, in 1804, died in this city Saturday. When 17 years of age he was traded for a yoke of oxen to George H. Hess, a wealthy farmer, living near Fort Plain, from whom he soon escaped to Canada. There he stayed, until this state, in 1821, emancipated its slaves, when he came to this city. His mother and father were sold when he was eight years of age, and he never saw them again. He had no name, save "Tom" and "Jim," until he was 25 years old and entered the ministry, when he received the name of Thomas James. He as one of the most widely known preachers in the United States, having preached all through the south and west. He was an active abolitionist.
2/3/13 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Tuesday, June 6, 1905, page 5
June 5.- The funeral of Mrs. Maria J. Irving took place Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Reformed church and was well attended. The Rev. P. A. Wessels of Amsterdam officiated and delivered an excellent and impressive discourse in which he spoke in the highest terms of the departed. The floral tributes were as follows: Juan Irving, cross of weeping ash; Theodore Irving, sickle of bridal wreath; Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Dingman and Mrs. Lauretta Field, wreath of white roses; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Martin and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dennison, white roses; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neaburg and Jennie Dingman, pink and white carnations; Miss A. C. Quackenbush, white carnations; Mrs. Conrad Bender, white lilacs and lilies; Mrs. W. H. Quackenbush, lilies of the valley; Mrs. M. Boshart, rose vergealia; Luella Bellows, wreath of weeping ash; Florence Shutts, lilies of the valley.
2/3/13 From the Amsterdam Daily Democrat, Monday evening, September 14, 1885
Margaret, wife of Theodore Faber living on Academy street, died Saturday night about 12 o'clock of typhoid fever. She was 43 years old. The funeral will occur to-morrow at 9 A. M., from St. Mary's church, and she will be buried in the Catholic cemetery, Port Jackson.
Kittie May, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Inglis, of Union street, died at 5 A. M. to-day, of cholera infantum, aged two years and seven months. Notice of funeral hereafter.
2/3/13 From the Amsterdam Daily Democrat, Friday evening, December 4, 1885
J. Hans Voorhees, a well known and much respected farmer, living near Minaville, died last night at 5 o'clock of heart disease, aged 53 years. The funeral will be held Sunday at 11 o'clock from the Methodist church at Minaville, where the interment will be made.
Mr. Voorhees for two or three terms, held the position of commissioner of highways of the town of Florida. A widow and several children survive him. It is understood that he leaves considerable property.
2/3/13 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1921, page 3
Mrs. Lewis Leneker.
Fort Plain, May 6 - Mrs. Lewis Leneker , aged 71 years, died at her home in Happy Hollow, in the town of Canajoharie, late Wednesday night, of chronic bronchitis. She was born in Germany but had lived in this country for nearly half a century. She is survived by her husband and several step-children. The funeral will be held at the home on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, old time, and at the Catharine Nellis Memorial chapel in this village at 1:30, the Rev. William M. Baum of Canajoharie officiating. The interment will be in the Fort Plain cemetery.
William H. H. Brown.
Canajoharie, May 6- William Henry Harrison Brown, aged 80 years, died Wednesday night at 8:30 o'clock at his home in Buel, this town, of the infirmities of age. He was born February 22, 1841, in the town of Canajoharie and had always resided here. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. George Becker, of Schenectady and four sons, Stanton, Edward and William of Buel, and Lewis of Horseheads. The funeral will be held Saturday at 1 o'clock (old time) at the home and interment made in the cemetery at Ames.
Jacob L. Furst.
Mrs. Morris Gregar today received announcement of the death at 8 o'clock this morning of her uncle, Jacob L. Furst , formerly of this city, at his home on Fort Washington avenue, New York. Mr. Furst was a brother-in-law of the late Julius Wasserman. He was well known in Amsterdam, where he frequently visited.
Mrs. William A. Timmerman.
Mrs. William A. Timmerman died Thursday afternoon at 5:10 o'clock at her home, 163 Division street, after an illness of five weeks of general debility, aged 68 years. Mrs. Timmerman was born in the fifth ward, then known as Port Jackson, on the old Fremyre place, where the state armory now stands. She was the daughter of John and Betsy Fremyre. She had always lived in this city. March 30, 1882, she was married to William A. Timmerman of this city, who died four years ago. Mrs. Timmerman, who was a member of Emmanuel Presbyterian church, was a woman of fine Christian character, devoted to her home and family, and the possessor of many friends who admired her lovable qualities. A son, Orrin W. Timmerman of this city, survives.
9/20/10 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Monday, August 16, 1909
Canajoharie, August 16- Augustus Whiteman died of old age at his home in Buel, in the southern part of the town of Canajoharie, on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Whiteman was born in Prussia, and was past 86 years of age. He had been a resident of the vicinity in which he died for nearly 49 years and his death removes on e of the oldest citizens in that neighborhood. He was a fine old gentleman and leaves a respected memory. He is survived by his wife, but leaves no children. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at his home and at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian church at Buel. The Rev. S. Nelson will officiate. Interment at Ames.
Funeral of Mrs. William B. Forman.
Canajoharie, August 16- The funeral of Mrs. William B. Forman was held this forenoon at 1 o'clock, at the home on West Main street. Owing to the absence of the Episcopal rector, the services were conducted by the Rev. C. M. Sturgess, pastor of the Methodist church. The remains were taken on the 1:58 train to Fulton, where the interment will be made on Tuesday morning. The death of Mrs. Forman was unexpected news to many as but few knew that she was seriously ill.
Albert C., the fifteen-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Krautter of First street, eighth ward, died Sunday at 11:30 a.m., of cholera infantum. The funeral was held at 3 p.m.today with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.
Francis, aged nine months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lacardo, of No. 36 Reid street, died this morning of cholera infantum. The funeral will be held at St. Michael's church Tuesday at 9 a.m., with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.
Earl P., the seven-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Tesnow died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock, at No. 226 Forest avenue, of cholera infantum. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. R. C. Wright of the English Lutheran church officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery.
John, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gotoski of No. 15 Morris street, died this morning at 5:30 o'clock. The funeral will be held at St. Stanislaus' church tomorrow morning. nterment will be in St. Stanislaus' cemetery.
9/20/10 From the Amsterdam Daily Democrat, Wednesday, June 21, 1893, page 8
Mrs. William Brown.
Mrs. William Brown died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at her home on Florida avenue, aged 32/92(?) years. The funeral will be held from the house at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Interment at Tribes Hill.
Drowned at Fultonville.
Buel Fox, the 11-year-old son of John S. Fox, was drowned in the Mohawk river at Fultonville while bathing yesterday afternoon. The body was recovered at 6 o'clock.
Buel and a number of school children of about the same age went into the river just east of the bridge and were wading around in the water. It appears that Buel went out where it was over his head and as the boys were unable to swim they could not render him any assistance.
Around the City.
Mrs. Barclay, sister of Mrs. Samuel Donaldson, died at Fultonville, this morning at 11 o'clock, aged about 70 years.
Maude Broeffle, the little daughter of Charles B. Broeffle of Union street, who was so badly burned Monday afternoon, continues to grow weaker and her death is soon expected.
From the Amsterdam Daily Recorder, Tuesday, June 20, 1893, page 8
9/20/10 From the Amsterdam Daily Recorder, Tuesday, June 20, 1893, page 8
Jacob Stark, a well known and respected citizen of Hagaman's Mills, died Monday afternoon, aged 32 years. He is survived by a widow, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stark, three brothers, John of Schenectady, Frederick of Amsterdam and George of Hagaman's, and two sisters, Anna and Lena Stark of Hagaman's. He was a member of the Forty-sixth Separate company of this city. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow from the Reformed church, Hagaman's.
The funeral of Franz Preuschoff, who died at the hospital yesterday noon, was held from St. Joseph's church at 8:30 o'clock this morning. The interment was made in St. Joseph's cemetery.
9/20/10 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday, April 22, 1911
Mrs. Peter Dunckel.
Georgianna Loucks, wife of Peter Dunckel, died Friday evening at her home, No. 34 Wall street, as a result of burns caused by an explosion of gasoline in the kitchen of her home several weeks ago. Mrs. Dunckel was reaching for a bottle of gasoline which stood on a shelf near the kitchen stove. There was no cork in the bottle and some of the gasoline dropped on the woman's clothing and likewise on the red hot stove. There was a sudden explosion and in a moment Mrs. Dunckel was enveloped in flames. Her daughter, Miss Lona A. Dunckel, rushed to the aid of her mother but the latter was so seriously burned that she was unable to survive the injuries.
Mrs. Dunckel was born at Sharon Hill, Schoharie county in 1858. She was united in marriage to Peter Dunckel, of Ames, Montgomery county, in 1879. They moved to this city about 13 years ago. She was a devoted and loving mother and a kind neighbor. She won the esteem of a large circle of friends who were eager to do something for her during her sufferings and who will sincerely regret to learn of her death. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist church and of the Ladies' Aid and the Missionary societies connected with the church Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Frank Pearce, Mrs. Preston Van Derveer, Miss Lona A. Dunckel, of this city, and Mrs. William Laing, of Rochester; also two sons, Grover C., of this city, and Homer of Bramans Corners; seven sisters, Mrs. Mary Clements, Worcester, Mass., Mrs. Charles Billings, New Haven, Ct., Mrs. Harriet Ahlers, New York city, Mrs. J. D. Bird, New York city, Mrs. Katherine Hiller and Mrs. O. C. Snyder, of this city, Mrs. Charles L. Whitman, of Ulster Park, N.Y.; three brothers, William and A. E. Loucks, of New York city, and Daniel Loucks, of Sharon Hill.
The funeral will be held at the First Baptist church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. A. E. Knapp officiating, preceded by a prayer service at the house at 2 o'clock. Friends will kindly omit flowers.
Mrs. Mary Aker.
Mrs. Mary Aker died this morning at 3 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Stanton, No. 32 Pearl street. Death was due to pneumonia, from which she suffered but two days. Mrs. Aker was 79 years of age and was born near Cobleskill, where she passed the greater part of her life. She came to Amsterdam only a week ago with the intention of passing the remainder of her days with her daughter. She was a member of the Christian church of Union Bush, Schoharie county, and took an active part in the work of that church. Besides Mrs. Stanton, of this city Mrs. Aker is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Sarah Burley, of Amsterdam, Mrs. John J. Meade, of Schenectady, Mrs. George Watson, of Mineral Springs, and Mrs. Silas Mickle, of Cobleskill; one son, Freeman Aker, of Seward, and one sister, Mrs. James Parker, of Carlisle. A prayer service will be held at No. 32 Pearl street Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the remains will be taken on the 3:19 o'clock train Monday afternoon to Cobleskill, where the funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at the home of Mrs. Silas Mickle. Interment will be at Cobleskill.
George H. Alger.
George H. Alger died at 3:30 this morning at his home near Buel in the town of Canajoharie. Several months ago Mr. Alger was stricken with paralysis, and although his condition improved slightly, yet it was apparent that he would not long survive. Mr. Alger was born near Sprout Brook, June 2, 1833, and has always lived in the neighborhood of Buel and Sprout Brook. He was a farmer and one of the best types of that class of citizenship. He was of fine character and exemplified in his daily routine the real virtues of a Christian gentleman. Mr. Alger was a member of Hamilton lodge, No. 79, F. and A. M., of Canajoharie and was held in high esteem in that fraternity. For many years he has been a widower. He is survived by two daughters, the Misses Minnie and Gertrude Alger, who lived with their father; one brother, William, of Villisca, Iowa, and two sisters, Mrs. George Grantier and Miss Emma Alger, both of Ames. The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church in Ames. The Rev. Mr. Waldron will officiate.
Amenzo A. Pitcher.
Amenzo A. Pitcher, aged 71 years died at the home of his son, Arthur, in Gloversville, after an illness of about two years. He was a veteran of the Civil war. He leaves three sons, John Pitcher and Arthur Pitcher, both of Gloversville, and Bert Pitcher of Cherry Valley; one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Roebeck, of Gloversville.
The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock.
8/26/10 From the Amsterdam Daily Democrat. Jacob France's obituary was contributed by Bonnie Keck Walsh! Bonnie is researching the surname France, in Montgomery County, in the mid to late 1800s.
Fonda, June 23, 1899: Jacob France, a much respected and well-known citizen of this village, died Tuesday of a short illness of paralysis, aged 55 years. Deceased was a devout Christian man, a good husband and father. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church. The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon at 3:00 from the house. Deceased is survived by his widow, a son, and daughter.
8/26/10 This group of Frenz family obituaries and related newspaper articles was contributed by Kathi Frenz McCarthy. Kathi's grandfather George Frenz resided in Rochester, NY, and her great Uncle Gottlieb lived in Amsterdam, NY. If you have information to share about the Frenz family, Kathi can be contacted at f-r-e-n-z-m-c-c-a-r-t-h-y-@-e-a-r-t-h-l-i-n-k-.-n-e-t (remove the dashes and compose an email with your mail reader).
Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder, Tuesday, September 5, 1944
Died FRENZ-September 4, 1944, Mrs. Gottlieb Frenz. Funeral at the funeral home of Merriam & Waterstreet Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Dr. E. H. von Hahmann officiating. Interment In Green Hill Cemetery.
Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder, Monday, May 20, 1946
Funeral of Gottlieb P. Frenz
The funeral of Gottlieb P. Frenz was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the funeral home of Merriam & Waterstreet, the Rev. Dr E. H. von Hahmann officiating. Among the large number of floral tributes were pieces from the Lutheran Brotherhood of Trinity Lutheran Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 55, ... The bearers were Edward Starke, William Starke, Fred Heinold and Charles Pili. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery. The Lutheran Brotherhood attended the funeral in a body and Saturday evening members of the Faithful Daughters Class of Trinity Lutheran Church visited the funeral home to pay their respects. Attending the funeral from out of town were Miss Carolyn Wilson, R. N., Hartford, Conn.; George Frenz, Elmer Frenz, Charles Weidner, Carl Weidner, Rochester.
Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Friday, May 27, 1921
in Honor of Miss Frenz.
A banquet was given Miss Carrie Frenz Thursday noon at the Chalmers knitting mill, in honor of her approaching marriage to Edward L. Wilson. After a bountiful repast, Miss Frenz was presented a cut glass salad bowl. An interesting feature of the occasion was a mock marriage, with Miss Catherine Kosiba as bride, Miss Anna Slater as bridegroom and Mrs. Swan Tarmey as minister. The following were present: The Misses Carrie Frenz, Elizabeth Frenz, ...
Schenectady Gazette, Thursday Morning, June 16, 1921
The marriage of Edward L. Wilson and Miss Carrie R. Frenz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Frenz, Merrill avenue, took place tonight at 8:15 o'clock at Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. Dr. E. Von Hahmann officiating. The attendants Miss Elizabeth Frenz, sister of the bride and William Frenz, the bride's brother. ... Upon their return they will be at home at 76 Hunn street for a short time, leaving later in the month for Lake George, where Mr. Wilson will be engaged for the summer as orchestra leader in the pergola of the Fort William Henry hotel.
Thursday, February 19,1931
Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Frenz Krull.
The funeral of Mrs. William H. Krull was held Wednesday afternoon, with a prayer service at 2 o'clock at the home, 1 Krull street, and the funeral service at 2:30 at Trinity Lutheran church, the Rev. Dr. E. H. von Hahmann officiating. There was a profusion of floral remembrances, ... The bearers were Casmir Musolff, Christopher Topping, Warren Bebb, Charles Pilz, Edwin Trautman and Thomas Teslero. The body was placed In the vault in Green Hill. A ritual service was conducted at the home by Artwel chapter, with Mrs. Grace Hess as worthy matron, Wilbur H. Bohne as acting patron, Mrs. Nellie Timmerman as chaplain and Abble L. Hammond, Katherlne D. Wormuth, Belle Lucas, Lillie Ulcher and Belle Ouderkirk as the five heroines. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were John Frenz, George Frenz, Fred Frenz and Mrs. George Bayer of Rochester; ...
Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder, Saturday, February 2, 1935
Entertain for Mr. Frenz.
The Arlon Singing Society tendered a surprise birthday anniversary party last night in their rooms in honor of Gottlieb Frenz. Mr. Frenz was born in Germany in 1863 and came to this country in 1888, locating in Rochester. Four years later be came to Amsterdam, married, and with his family has lived here since. The party was well attended by members and friends of the society. Cards and dancing were enjoyed and refreshments were served. Mr. Frenz was presented a gift by Leonard Schmidt, who acted as toastmaster, in remembrance of the occasion.
Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Friday, January 10, 1941
Looking forward to the celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary are Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Frenz, 1 Krull Street, residents of Amsterdam since the 1880's. Mr. and Mrs. Frenz. widely known residents here, will mark the anniversary next Wednesday, January 15. Before that, however, they will be at home to relatives and friends Sunday afternoon and evening, January 12. Mr. and Mrs. Frenz were married in Amsterdam by the Rev. Otto C. Konrad, then pastor of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church now Trinity Lutheran Church on Guy Park Avenue, January 15, 1891. Attendants were George Kreisel, best man, and Miss Elizabeth Moeller, bridesmaid, and Fred Heinhold and Mary Behringer. The latter two were afterward married. Miss Moeller became Mrs. Elizabeth Stroebel and she and Mrs. Heinhold are still living while George Kreisel, and Fred Heinhold, are deceased. Two of the three children are still living, William H. Frenz. and Mrs. Carrie Wilson.. Mrs. Elizabeth Krull, another daughter, died some years ago. Gottlieb Frenz was one of the founders and a charter member of the Arion Singing Society of this city and served ten years as financial secretary and another ten years, as president. He was employed by the Amsterdam Broom and Brush Company here for 47 years before retiring. Mr. Frenz and his wife were born in Wurttenburg. Germany. Mr. Frenz being born on February 1, 1863, and his wife on February 28, 1864. Mrs. Frenz came to Amsterdam from Germany in 1884. Her husband did not come to America until 1887, moving to Rochester for a year before finally locating in Amsterdam. Six grandchildren are among the relatives and friends who will gather for the reception Sunday. They are Betty Jane Frenz, Gail Frenz, William H. Frenz, Jr., Carolyn M. Wilson, Edward L. Wilson, Jr., and Catherine M. Wilson all of Amsterdam.
8/26/10 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, March 18, 1915, page 3
Funeral of Mr. Shaffer.
The funeral of Abram Shaffer will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at his home, No. 13 Wall Street, the Rev. A. E. Knapp of the First Baptist church officiating. The interment will be in Green Hill.
8/26/10 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, unknown date, December 1912
Mrs. George Alter.
Canajoharie, Dec. 12.- Sarah A. Alter, wife of George Alter, died yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock at her home in the vicinity of Buel, where she has lived all her life. She was 70 years of age and a kind and noble woman, who had the respect of all who knew her. For twenty years she has been in ill health, but with Christian patience and uncomplaining resignation she bore her affliction. She was a member of the methodist church at Buel. Mrs. Alter is survived by her husband, three sons, George W. Alter, of Amsterdam, Charles Leslie and Ira Elmer Alter of Buel; one daughter, Mrs. Mary McFee, of Buel; five brothers, Alonzo of Ames, Robert, Elmer and Charles Jump, of Collins, Ohio, William Jump of Charlestown, W. Va., and two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Hull of Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Anna Moulton of Elyria, Ohio, and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the house. The Rev. Mr. Lewis will officiate, and the burial will be at Ames.
Funeral of Miss MacVean.
The funeral of Miss Margaret McVean (sic) was held this morning at the house, No. 169 Division street, there being a large attendance of relatives and sorrowing friends. The last sad rites were performed by the Rev. Dr. Henry T. McEwen, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church. The floral tributes were numerous. The bearers were: R. J. Lindlay, D. B. Van Aken, A. R. Conover, James A. Smeallie, Myron E. Jones and George W. West. The interment was in Green Hill. Those in attendance from out of town were James W. Green, Miss Mary Green, Mrs. Churchill, Miss Hagadown, Miss McKinley, Mrs. Williamson, Mrs. Mary C. Simmons and D. A. Carmichael, Gloversville; Charles MacVean, Duncan MacVean, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hoff and John Hoff, Johnstown; Clarence MacVean, Broadalbin.
8/26/10 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, September 1, 1910
Mrs. Henry Dingman.
Canajoharie, Sept. 1.- Lucinda Dingman, widow of Henry Dingman, died last night at 8:30 o'clock at the home of Frank Borck, near Marshville, for whom she was housekeeper. Mrs. Dingman had been in her usual health and worked hard all day. At night she ate a hearty supper and made no complaint of not feeling well. Mr. Brock (sic), who was doing some work in the barn during the evening, came to the house and found Mrs. Dingman lying on the floor in distress. Dr. F. D. Vickers, of this village was sent for, but the woman died shortly after his arrival, from paralysis. Mrs. Dingman's maiden name was Brown and she was 69 years of age. One brother, Harrison Brown, of Buel, survives. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
John, the two-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell, died this morning at their home, No. 78 Prospect street, of cholera infantum. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the house. Interment in St. Mary's cemetery.
Edith May, the four-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flanagan of No. 40 Park street, died Wednesday night at 8 o'clock of cholera infantum.
Found Dead on Tracks.
Mail Carrier Thomas Kelly of St. Johnsville discovered the body of a man north of track No. 3 on the New York Central railroad in front of the village freight office Tuesday. The body was badly mutilated and was turned over to Coroner Vedder. Several post cards found about the man were addressed to Hugh Hart at Rome and Chicago, also a letter from Howard McFee of Sharon Springs, requesting Hart to come to the hop fields in September. The dead man is about 35 years of age.
8/26/10 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, April 29, 1910
Mrs. Jacob A. Geesler.
Canajoharie, April 29.- Mrs. Jacob A. Geesler died yesterday at her home in Buel. She had been an invalid for some time but not seriously ill until the past week. She was past 39 years of age and was the daughter of John Smith and Eliza Siperly Smith, formerly of Argusville. Mrs. Geesler is survived by her husband, one daughter, Iva; two sons, Kenneth and Harold; one sister, Mrs. Gerald Davis, of Fort Hunter, and one brother, Seth B. Smith of Albany. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock on Sunday at the Lutheran church in Frey's Bush. The Rev. S. Nelson, of Buel, will officiate. Interment at Freys Bush.
Florence Schonak, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Albert Schonak, died Thursday afternoon of measles, aged seven months. The funeral was held this morning at 8 o'clock at St. Stanislaus' church. Interment in St. Stanislaus' cemetery.
The Late Charles E. Putman.
The funeral of Charles E. Putman, who died at his home in Akin Thursday afternoon, at 1:40 o'clock after a three months illness of Bright's disease, will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and at 2 o'clock at Grace M.E. church, Akin. The Rev. A.J. Hutchinson, assisted by the Rev. A. E. Knapp of the Frist Baptist church of this city, will officiate. Mr. Putman was born at Tribes Hill, August 17, 1857 - the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis Mudge Putman - and was therefore in his 53d year. He resided for some time in his early manhood in this city, but for the past 28 years has been a resident of Akin. He learned the broommaker's trade early in life and for a long time was employed in Amsterdam factories, while for the past fifteen years he has been a traveling salesman for the American Broom and Brush Co., in which position he not only won the admiration of his employers for his success and steadfast adherence to his duties, but the good will of all with whom he came in contact in a business or social way. Mr. Putman was an honorable citizen of the community and his geneality gained him a wide circle of friends who deeply deplore his death. He was twice married, his first wife, who was Lydia A. Barber, whom he wedded May 23, 1883, dying July 12, 1895. October 23, 1899, he married Elizabeth Mosher, of Perth who survives, together with two brothers, Richard T. Putman, of Amsterdam, and Marcus H. Putman, of Philadelphia, and one sister, Mrs. Frank H. McCabe, of Tribes Hill.
8/26/10 From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, October 1, 1910
Funeral of Kenneth Green.
The funeral of Kenneth, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Green, was held yesterday afternoon at the home of his parents, Mo. 292 Locust avenue, the Rev. Mr. Knapp officiating. Interment was at Hagaman. The floral tributes were numerous and included the following: Crescent, from his parents; bouquet, Grandma and Grandpa Frommer; wreath, Grandma and Grandpa Green; bouquet of carnations, Mr. and Mrs. Kotarba; bouquet of pink and white carnations, Belle and Mayme Bebbs; crescent, Aunt Jennie; bouquet of carnations and roses, Miss Mahl; wreath, Mrs. Gilmore; bouquet, Mr. and Mrs. William Mahl; broken circle, Arthur Mosher; bouquet, Mrs. Allen; bouquet, Mrs. Hughes; bouquet, Mrs. George Small; bouquet, Mrs. Starke.
Canajoharie, Oct. 1.- Alonzo Dingman died at 7:30 this morning at his home in Marshville. Mr. Dingman has been ill for some time of dropsy. He was about 70 years of age, and was a well known and respected citizen. He was a carpenter by trade and for a number of years past has had a position on the carpenter scow on this section of the Erie canal. His widow survives, together with one son, Fred Dingman, of Watervliet, one brother, Nicholas of Fort Plain, and two sisters, Mrs. Michael Lewis, of Buel, and Miss Lucy Dingman, of Ohio.
Mrs. Henry Wertz.
Mrs. Henry Wertz, died in Nelliston Friday. Mrs. Wertz formerly lived in Johnstown. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ralph E. Keesler of Freys Bush and Mrs. Percy Failing of Nelliston; also by two sisters, Mrs. George Snell of Schenectady and Mrs. Charles Moyer of Freys Bush.
The funeral of Edward Padgett will be held at his home at Truax station, east of this city, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. G. W. Easton of the East Main street M. E. church officiating. Interment will be in Green Hill.
Lots more obits on the Obits Bulletin Board Part 18.
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