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David Wyble Fri Feb 21 1997
Looking for a Conrad WABLE (WABEL), christian in 1774 in Stone Arabia, Palatine, Montgomery County NY, or any other Wabel information to continue with my past. The only information I have on Conrad is the 1790 Census in Orange County. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Dave.

Stephen Wacyk Thu 9 Jan 1997
Looking for any information on Andrew WACYK, who came to Herkimer from Austria in 1914. Andrew Wacyk was Ukrainian. His wife was Katherine CHUNIAK. Thanks.

Nan Dixon Tue Dec 31 1996
Need descendants only of the children of Johann Peter and Maria Margaretha (LAUX) WAGNER for a proposed genealogy. The Wagner children are:


Richard Harrison Sat 19 Jul 1997
Warren W. WALBRIDGE, was born 9/15/1835 in Forestville, Chautauqua, New York and married to Eliza Jane GUY, 9/24/1857 at Silver Creek, Chautauqua, New York. They were recorded in the 1860 census in Norway, Herkimer County. He served in Company F, 152nd New York Infantry in the Civil War. After the war they resided briefly in Wayne County, New York, before moving to Jones County, Iowa. Would like to exchange information on this family. Thank You.


Janet Stearns Tue Jul 1 1997
Can you tell me anything more about Elizabeth WALL? Born 16 May 1807 Boventry, R.I. Married to Albert ARNOLD 16 May 1807 Poland, Herkimer, N.Y. Died Jan 1834 Poland, N.Y. Daughter Adeline Wall Arnold born 16 Apr 1835 where? Married Ferdinand SMITH 1861 where? Daughter Elma Elizabeth Smith 1 Oct 1863 - 13 Feb 1934 where? I have an old collection of Smith's earlier ancestors if anyone is interested. This information was taken from an old genealogy wheel with Elma at the center. Did she have any other heirs who might be interested?

Carol Morrison Sat Mar 8 1997
WALLIN, John appeared in this county ca 1860 census and maybe before. He was married to a Sarah HOWGATE. He worked in the carpet mills, and family tradition says that there was a Senator in the family who founded the Mohawk carpet mills, a later John Wallin. It says that he had a big house on Wallin Street that is still there and inhabited by his descendants. I am most interested in contacting other family descendants.

Jerome Walrath Tue May 6 1997
Doing research on the WALRATH family. Would like information on the WALRATH Cemetery in Little Falls. Is it accessible? Are there any restrictions? How do I get there from the NYS Thruway? Is the list of persons buried there in the LDS files?

Louis R. Ward, Jr Sat 15 Mar 1997
I am trying to locate my ggg-grandfather and mother in NY. His name was William WARD, b. NY and he married Mary WORDEN, b. NY in the late 1700s or early 1800s (pre 1824). They had at least one child, my gg-grandfather Henry WARD, b.10 Jul 1824 in NY (or Hamilton, Canada). Sometime after 1824 William migrated to Dereham, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada with his family. (they are listed in the 1851 Census of Dereham, Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada). By 1854 Henry WARD had migrated to Lapeer Co., MI where he homesteaded or patented 80 acres of land. If you have any suggestions on how best to locate William Ward or Mary Worden in NY I would appreciate it. I am wondering if William is related to the Wards in the Mohawk Valley area. Regards, Louis.

Ron Aungst Mon 02 Sep 1996
Hi! I was just wondering if you have a book on early residents of your county? I am looking for info on Samuel WATERS and his wife, Hester (SMITH). Samuel is listed in Herkimer County in the 1800, 1810, 1820 and 1830 Census. I am hoping that this is my Samuel Waters. They had a son Harvey born to them in 1802 or 1807. You know, there's a lot of Samuel Waters' in NY during this period! Thank you for any assistance you may offer. Ronnie. Please contact me at: Mira772966@aol.com.

Douglas V. Smith Tue Mar 18 1997
Searching for dates and places of death and burial of Gertrude DYGERT wife of Nicholas G. WEAVER. She was born and baptized 1767 at Stone Arabia, they married 1785, and she was alive in 1850. The "Dygert file" at the Fonda archives has a chart that says Gertrude was married to Nicholas G. Weaver 4 July 1785 and that she died 12 May 1851 but of course no sources are cited and no places are given. Douglas V. Smith. Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net


L.K. Weber Tue Mar 18 1997
Seeking confirmation of antecedents listed below. My visit to Herkimer and Stone Arabia last summer confirmed in Dutch Reformed Church records that Michael Nicholas WEBER was born Nov.1797 and bp. DRC Stone Arabia in Jan 1798. Chbk. indicates parents: Nicholas Weber and Maria Barbara KELLER (b. Mar 1,1766; daughter of Caspar Keller).

Also seeking further info on:

Any info greatly appreciated. Much enjoyed my pilgrimage to Herkimer last year to find RDC Stone Arabia and stand at altar where my gggrandfather Michael Nicholas was baptized.


Pat Hageman Tue Dec 17 1996
Looking for the pedigree of James WEBSTER in NY, born bet. 1770-1780; m. abt 1806 in NY to Sarah (unknown); 5 known children born In NY:

This family came to IL about 1820 and I have been unable to find where in NY they came from. Any help greatly appreciated.

Vivian Thu Oct 03 1996
James S. WELLS, was born Oct 9, 1793 in New York State, He married Sarah or Sally VAN BUREN on May 15, 1817 in Nelson, Madison County NY OR in Mayfield, Montgomery County, NY. Sarah (Sally) was born March 28, 1801 to William Van Buren and Phoebe HUFF/ HAFF/ HOFF. Not much is known about James S. Wells, not even the county in which he lived and he may have gone back and forth. Sally's father William Van Buren is "presumed" to have been the son of Harmon Van Buren.

While William is listed in a birth register, he does not get a mention in his father's will. His brother, Peter, is also not mentioned. Either a page was missing from the will or these two brothers feuded with the step mother or they were given sufficient land before the will was written. I wondered if anyone was researching in the Montgomery County Courthouse and could perhaps find out more about James S. Wells and his wife and their connection to Harmon Van Buren. Your help and expertise will be most appreciated. Vivian in Seattle.

Linda Sayre Fri Jun 6 1997
WERT/NELLIS/COUGHNUT: Searching for information regarding these family names. Daniel WERT married Hannah COUGHNUT 1820 at St. John Episcopal Church in Johnstown, Fulton Co. (There were Werts and WIRTS associated with the Reformed Protestant Dutch Ch. of Caunawaga, and the Lutheran Trinity Ch. of Stone Arabia) Daniel Wert's children, John and Mary Magdalena Wert, married the children of Peter P. NELLIS and Margaret SPRAKER, Marianne and James Nellis in the 1840's. Children born in Montgomery and Fulton Co's. Trying to connect this Werts family with the Werts family of PA. Any help appreciated. Linda Sayre

Mary Ann Olson Thu May 15 1997
WESTERN: Looking for any information about Charles WESTERN, father of David Clothier Western. Charles was born 03-15-1805 place not known. Charles was married to Clara WHITFORD date unknown. (Note: Western is an early Herkimer County surname.)

Doug McGuire Thu 03 Oct 1996
Would appreciate a quick check to see if there is any information on the early WESTON families of Herkimer County. Does anyone know of a book or article? Would like to correspond with anyone researching the Weston families of early New York. Many thanks.

Howard Crapser Fri Dec 20 1996
Researching WEVELEY surname. Any help filling in the blanks would be appreciated.


Clark Jillson Mon Apr 21 1997
Seek ancestry of James Gideon WHEELER b. Jan. 15, 1830 St. Johnsville, Montgomery, N.Y., d. Dec. 6, 1886 Elbridge, Onondaga, N.Y., m. abt 1850 prob. in Elbridge, Harriet CLUTE b. July 7, 1838 in Elbridge, d. Aug. 24, 1896 Elbridge. His parents are reported to be James Gideon Wheeler, Sr. and Harriet PUTNAM (PUTMAN?) from St. Johnsville. Please contact Clark Jillson [Chilkoot98@aol.com] Thanks.


Richard O. Johnson Wed Jan 22 1997; received Jan 24
Looking for information on Jason WHEELER who appears in 1800 census of Herkimer Co. (p. 103) and 1810 census of Chenango Co. (p. 256.) Who was his wife? Who were his parents? What is his relationship to Timothy Wheeler who is listed near him in each census? Is this the Jason Wheeler who appears in 1820 in Clermont Co. OH?

Pauline Hallett Thu 26 Dec 1996
Searching for any information on John WHEELER b., abt 1795 Herkimer Co.? Married Eleanor/Elleanor ? abt 1815? Their son, the only one I know of, was Samuel Tobias WHEELER b. 27 Apr 1823 Columbia? Herkimer Co., NY. Samuel married a Helen Frances MILLER b. 25 Nov 1827 NY? Their children:

The childrens' names may reflect family names. Would appreciate hearing from any living relatives also. Most of the family went to Scranton PA.

Pauline Hallett Sat Feb 8 1997
Seeking any and all information on following names in Taghanic, Columbia Co., NY or surrounding towns:

Would like to hear from other WHEELERs descending from this line. Pauline Hallett. Note: See associated Wheeler Query for December 26, 1996.

Pat Seibert Thu May 22 1997
Searching for my mothers' aunts: Ruth and Nina WHITE lived in Newport probably most or all their lives. Lived in old white frame house. Had a brother, younger, possibly Gary White. The aunts died probably in the 1970s. Could not find on 1920 census. Possibly born around 1900.

Kathy Brockway Sun Mar 9 1997
Seeking WHITE, Artemas; b. 1813; NY, MA, NH. d. 1898, Kalamazoo Co, MI. Married Louisa LAMPHEREin 1835 in Herkimer Co, NY. Remained at Salisbury, Herkimer Co, NY. Removed to MI in 1861. Children: James Amasa, Nancy A, Irving/Ervin, Susan M, Elliott, Charles Arnold (b. between 1841-1855). Where was Artemas born and who were his parents/ siblings? Any connection to James E and Abel WHITE buried in same cemetery and similar age?

Rose Fry Sun Jan 12 1997
Would like to share information on the WHITEHEAD family who resided in Herkimer from 1720 til present time.

Richard F. Widrig Fri 21 Mar 1997
Am looking for information and descendants of Michael WIDRIG (b. abt 1725) whose family emigrated to Herkimer from Germany in 1765. Check out the topic "Early Widrig History" on my web page,which has an article about the first Widrigs that came to this country in 1765 from Wurtemburg, Germany. Michael Widrig and Magdelana (unknown) came here thru Philadelphia on the ship Phoenix. They came after Peter Hassenclever, a wealthy entrepreneur from Wurtemburg, convinced Michael and other Wurtemburgers to come to the US and work in his ashery for 3 years, in exchange for paying for their trip to the New World and room and board for such period. Michael and 3 of his sons were in the Revolutionary War. One of his sons, Jacob, was an early NY politician. More of this early history is found on my Widrig Family web page.


Linda Lee Widrig Sat 19 Apr 1997
My ancestral name of WIDRIG is in the Herkimer Historical Site in Herkimer. Micheal Widrig and two sons Jacob and Conrad were in the Battle of Oriskany. There are other spellings of this name- WIDRICK/ original spelling of WEITHERICH/ WOODRIG/ WOODRICK/ WIDRICH. Micheal Widrig came to the United States in 1765 and had app. 16 children. His wife came with him and we do not know her last name. Her first name was Magdelina I think. Richard Widrig has a web-site on Prodigy for the Widrig Family Tree at . We started out in Nov 1996 with 250 names and have over 1300 now. Linda Lee Widrig.


Rosemary Warlick Wed Mar 19 1997
Peter WILBUR in 1790 census Caughnawaga Town, Montgomery County NY. Had 1 son over 16 and 3 under. Was this the Peter who married ? FREEMAN in RI in 1765? Sons were Peter, Freeman, Benonie, Asa, William, and a daughter Sarah. Peter Sr. was in the Rev War in RI, and in VT. His father George died in Danby VT in 1777. I'm surmising that the Peter in Mont Co 1790 was mine - in the 1810 census Onondaga Co ( Otisco) he was listed with sons Peter, Benonie, Asa, and William. Does anyone have a connection to this family? Thanks for a reply.


Dede Neifert Wed Mar 5 1997
I am reasearching my WILCOX family line. My ggg-grandfather, Rodney Wilcox, was born in Litchfield, NY on 5-10-1806. His wife, was Emily DAVIS, born in Frankfort, NY on 6-23-1806. The were married in Sauquoit, Town of Paris, Oneida Co NY on 1-7-1830. They are both buried in Litchfield. I've not had any luck going back any further--any help is appreciated. I am willing to share what information I have.

Alice. L. Montgomery Fri, 20 Jun 1997
WILDER, Samuel D., b. VT, in Montgomery Co. Census 1840. Wife Lovina born Orange Co. Looking for antecedants. Children were: Elizabeth, David, George, Charles E. All three sons served in the Civil War, two in the 153rd Regt., one in the115th. Cannot find death records. Disappeared from census between 1870 and 1880. Any help would be appreciated.

Merlyn Christensen Fri Jan 24 1997
Looking for information on ancestry of Henry WILES (WEYL, WEIL) and Elizabeth FRITCHER (FRITSCHER). Earliest information we have is their marriage at the Reformed Church at Stone Arabia, Montgomery Co., on Oct. 4, 1768. Henry died in Huntsville in Otsego County NY in 1821. Elizabeth died in 1852 in Cortland Co. NY at the age of 104.

Much of our information comes from a Revolutionary War record which consists mainly of Elizabeth's application for pension in which she dictates all she remembers about Henry's service (fascinating!!). Incidentally, the record indicates that he fought in the "Oriscany Battle with the Indians and British". Historical information concerning the Battle of Oriskany does not include his name. Should it? We believe the children of Henry and Elizabeth included:BR>

We have much information on the Wiles from 1768 to the present that we are willing to share. Merlyn & Janet (Wiles) Christensen. mdchris@sd.cybernex.net

Cheryl Koopman Sun Mar 2 1997
I am looking for any information about WILLSON families who lived in Montgomery County in the early 1800's. There are three families of Willsons listed in the 1830 census (neighbors of my own GIFFORD ancestors): these are Reuben Willson, Joel Willson, Ezra Jr., and old Ezra. The spelling is of particular interest to me because many of the Native American's who intermarried into European families were given names such as Brant's son, John's son, and Will's son and family tradition has it that John M. Gifford married an Indian woman whose name was Sally or Sarah Willson (b. abt. 1799). I would appreciate any help from anyone researching the surname Willson. The children of John M. Gifford and Sally Willson were Norman A., Jerome, Reuben, Sarah and Zina. Zina is such an unusual name, I wonder where it came from.

Su Jacobsen Thu Jun 19 1997
Does anyone know the origin of the village "Wilmurt Corners?" Were there WILMURTs living in the area and, if so, during what period?

Jeanne Belford Sun May 18 1997
Seeking origins of Private John WINN, who served in the 1st and 2nd regiments of the Tryon County Militia. This man should not be confused with the various Dutch Winne families in the Canojoharie, NY area. We believe our John Winn had a son, John, born ca. 1793 in New York and this son married Mary BOODY in New York, ca. 1809 and is shown in the German Flatts area of Herkimer County in 1820 and 1830. At the end of the 1830's John and Mary moved to Eaton Rapids, Michigan, where Mary died 13 Sep 1848. John married (2) Lucina (OAKES) Boody, widow of Daniel Boody, originally from Oneida County, New York.

sfarone Wed 8 Jan 1997
WINNE - Researching family of Conrad & Jane WINNE. Conrad was prob. born 1764 in Albany County, moved to Montgomery- Herkimer County and finally in 1827 to Otsego County. Would welcome correspondence from those doing research on New York State's WINNE families. Shirley Farone.





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