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Marjean Workman Thu Oct 3 1996
LEMM/ LAMB/ KERCHER/ SCHAEFER - would like to share information on the LEMM/LAMB family of Schoharie and Montgomery counties. Johan Christian Lemm first appears in Militia Records of 1763 for Canajoharie. By 1800 he is living at Sharon, Schoharie County, NY. His known children include: Christian, married Catharine Kercher ca. 1799; Sophia, b. ca. 1776-8, married Lambert Schaefer Jr; Catharine, married Soloman Kercher 21 Sep 1800 at New Rhinebeck, NY.

Suzann Cornell Sun May 4 1997
I am looking for any information on George LANPHERE ( may be spelled Lamprer(e) or Lanphear ). He is said to have been born in Herkimer County about 1812. Family may have moved to St. Lawrence County. Thanks for any help.

Leo Lawton Sun 6 Jul 1997
Oliver LAWTON was one of the settlers of the Royal Grant in Herkimer Co, Fairfield about 1789. Thanks. Leo Lawton. llawton@bbs.tsf.com

Chuck Leitt Tues Feb 25 1997
I'm looking for family members who are related to Henry LEITT who immigrated to the US in 1850 from either Germany or Denmark. Henry settled in Fonda, Montgomery Co. and was in the 153rd Volunteer Regiment during the Civil War.

Judy Jehn Fri May 2 1997
I am looking for parents and family of Benjamin Clinton LEPPER, who was born in Herkimer Co 1809, married there in 1839 maybe. Lived in Cincinnati, Ohio 1840, moved to Newport, KY 1860, lived in Jefferson Co, Indiana in 1880. He worked on riverboats, and was called Captain.

Jody Levey Davis Tue 15 Apr 1997
I am planning to be in New York in May on a research trip, spending two days in Schenectady, two days in Montgomery, and one day in Herkimer. In Herkimer I will be working on the family of Samuel LEVEE of Little Falls - 1830 to the present. Some of this family has already been covered in the TIMMERMAN book. I know I need to spend some time in the courthouse itself (wills, deeds, etc). Should I plan on going to the Herkimer Historical Society? Does the Herkimer Library have obituaries? Are they indexed? Would vitals be with the Town Clerk in Little Falls or at the courthouse? I would be most grateful for any suggestions you might have. Many, many thanks!


Dick Sternberg Tue 22 Jul 1997
I am looking for the marriage record of Anna LEWIS born about 1769 in Rhode Island who married Nathan WILLCOX 17 February 1790 in Danube, N.Y. Nathan was the son of Isiah Willcox and Sarah Lewis. I am also looking for the birth record of the son of Anna and Nathan whose name is Isiah M. Willcox who was born on 15 March 1805 in Danube N.Y. If you reply by email, please don't use the "reply" button as we are having problems. My address is dick.sternberg@nreca.org  Thank you again. PS I grew up in Newport.


Nancy Carter Mon Mar 10 1997
Looking for information on Seth LEWIS, Sr. and Jr. in Ontario County in 1808. Seth Sr. may have been in Montgomery County in 1790. Any information on either of these will be greatly appreciated. Seth Sr. w/wife and 8 children, 1790 census.

Larry Licari Wed Apr 2 1997
LICARI, Salvatore: born 1877 and came to US in 1904. Lived on Railroad St. in Frankfort and was listed in 1920 census still living there. Merged with RAPPA family, believed to still be living in Frankfort.


sfarone Wed 8 Jan 1997
LINGENFELTER - There were two LINGENFELTER families in Montgomery county in 1790 - Michael and Johannes. There were at least 22 children between the two families. Am waiting for the lucky day when I can correspond with anyone having a LINGENFELTER in his or her charts. I believe I am descendant of Johannes contrary to what the Jefferson County, NY histories led one to believe. Help me prove it, please. Shirley Farone.

sfarone Sat Oct 26 1996
LINGENFELTER - I'm researching the Michael LINGENFELTER family who lived in Montgomery County circa 1774. At least two brothers, Michael and Johannes, purchased 800 acres in Montgomery County, NY sometime before the Rev. War. They each raised large families in the area. Need help in identifying which of the brothers was the father of John, b. 1783, who moved to Jefferson County about 1838. He married Elida WINNE of Montgomery County, N. Y. Will share my info. Shirley Farone

Jeff Lintner Tue 15 Jul 1997
George LINTNER, Sr. (LENDNER) was born in 1744, originally from Ziverbrenken, Bavaria. Ziverbrenken may be what is known today as Zweibruecken, originally a part of Bavaria, now a part of Palatinate. It is not clear at this time when he came to this country. Many Germans emmigrating to other countries between 1683-1820 did so to escape religious persecution following the changes brought by the Thirty Years War and by economic hardship. It is likely that most Germans at that time traveled up the Rhine River, leaving through Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, records of departures were not kept during this time. It is likely, however, that George Sr. arrived in the port of New York City.

We know George Sr. married Elizabeth HILBERT in 1770 at the age of 36. Elizabeth, born probably in Germany, in 1743, was 37. George apparently lived within Montgomery County, New York as a yeoman. A yeoman is described as an independant farmer, below the gentry class. According to the Mohawk Valley Land Record Abstracts from 1738-1788, George and another man named Steven SCHRYVER, purchased 400 acres on 6/2/1773 from Philip LIVINGSTON, a merchant of New York City. The price was L242 or 242 Pounds. There is some question if George lived in New York City at the time of the purchase and then moved into the Valley to begin farming.

We know that George Sr. fought in the Revolutionary War as a private in the battle of Oriskany. He served under Capt. KLOCK under the command of Gen. HERKIMER in the Tryon County Militia. He served in the 1st regiment, Tyron County Militia under Coll. Samuel CAMPBELL and Ebenezer COX. Little else is presently known about George and Elizabeth.

George Sr. dies January 27, 1826, after a codicil to his will on January 12th of 1826 in Minden, at the approximate age of 82. George Sr. is buried in Minden, New York Mt. Hope Cemetary. Elizabeth dies in July 11th, 1818 at the age of 78 and is likely buried in the same location.

There are at least five known children (not ordered by age):

I am Jeff Lintner, ggggg grandson of George. My e-mail address is sfeap@aol.com.


Jerry Harrison Sun Dec 29 1996
Hi, I'm interested in sharing information about the LOCKE and related families of Herkimer County, NY. I am a descendant of EBENEZER LOCKE and am compiling an updated genealogy. The related familes are: BARBER, EASTON, DEVENDORFF, WARREN, HAMILTON, HOLT, ROGERS, HOLCOMB, ETHERIDGE and PELLETT. Members of these families lived in Cedarville, Columbia, Litchfield, Little Falls, Mohawk, Schuyler and Warren.

I am particularly interested in identifying LOCKE family descendants. Ebenezer LOCKE m. Phoebe MOORE, Josiah LOCKE m. Persis MATTHEWS, JOHN LOCKE m. Phoebe MATTHEWS, Fanny LOCKE m. Horatio PARSONS, ELAM LOCKE m. Candace EASTON, Henry Laurens EASTON m. Elizabeth DEVENDORFF. Thanks in advance.


B Loucks Vanderhoff Mon Apr 7 1997
Little Falls, Herkimer Co. Want siblings of Othello FOX LOUCKS b: May 1836, son of Henry C. LOUCKS and Nancy(Anna) Maria FOX BELLINGER LOUCKS.


jurista Mon 31 Mar 1997
Hi. I had relatives who lived in Montgomery County for a period between about 1840 and 1925. The surname I'm searching for is LOUNSBERY, although it shows up on the 1855 Town of Root census as LONUSBURY and the 1860 Town of Root census as LONNSBURY. The 1905 Town of Root census shows the name with the LOUNSBERY spelling. I'm also looking for the surnames VAN VALKENBURGH, MARTIN, BEVINS and EDWARDS.

The specific individuals for whom I am searching are:

  • LOUNSBERY, Louis
    b. 1780 Kingston, Ulster Co, NY
    d. 1871 Randall, Montgomery Co, NY
    bur. Maple Ave Cemetery; Fultonville, Montgomery Co, NY
  • LOUNSBERY, Louis L.
    b. 1813 Onondaga, Onondaga Co, NY
    m. Cornelia VAN VALKENBURGH
    m. Mary Ann MARTIN
    d. 1894 Randall, Montgomery Co, NY
    bur. Maple Ave Cemetery; Fultonville, Montgomery Co, NY
  • LOUNSBERY, Louis Emmett
    b. 1856 Randall, Montgomery Co, NY
    m. Isabel (Belle) BEVINS (d. 1897)
    m. Eleanor EDWARDS
    d. 1946 Binghamton, Broome Co, NY
    bur. Maple Ave Cemetery; Fultonville, Montgomery Co, NY
  • LOUNSBERY, Walker Bevins
    b. 1895 Randall, Montgomery Co, NY
    d. 1965 Binghamton, Broome Co, NY
    WWI veteran
    bur. Cavalry Cemetery; Johnson City, Broome Co, NY

I have some additional information about the family on-line, including a GED2HTML-generated hypertext family tree. If you are interested, have a look at http://www.dreamscape.com/jurista/Lounsbery/. Thanks very, very much for your help. James J. Jurista


jim lowellTue 7 Jan 1997
Subject: LOWELL family. I have the original printed genealogy of the LOWELL family in my possession. It traces the name (plus LOWLE and LOWEL) to the Battle of Hastings in 12??. I was born and raised in the Mohawk Valley - Fort Plain, to be exact. Lowells arrived in the valley in the mid-1700's. If I can be of assistance, please let me know. Jim Lowell.

Kerri Keller Fri Feb 7 1997
LUFT, William (b. 1 Aug 1863, d. 1940) married on 2 Dec 1883 to Mary STRETMOYER (1866-1902). They lived in Fort Plain. No further ancestral information on either party.


Joe Mosher Wed Apr 16 1997
My gg-grandfather, Isaiah J. LUTHER, died in 1907, Oakland County MI. The records show that he was born in the state of New York, 17 Aug 1827. His father, Gilbert Luther of MA and mother, Sarah Von ROLLINS. The only Gilbert Luther I have been able to locate in this time frame in NY is shown in the Federal Census of Herkimer County, NY. If anyone out there is able to shed any light on this subject, I would be very appreciative! Other families which I am searching in the New York area are COLE, FETTERLY and MOSHER.



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