Herkimer/Montgomery County Queries for September 1 - 30




Tamara Wilkinson Tue Sep 30 1997
DEWANDELAER: Does anyone have info on this unusual surname? My great grandfather, John Adams DeWandelaer, was born in the early 1830's in Palatine (Stone Arabia.) His father was Gansevoort DeWandelaer (b. 1797? in Palatine or Tribes Hill.) And his mother was Delia GETMAN (b 5 July 1807). Gansevoort and Delia were married 28 Feb 1826. I believe Delia's parents were John Adam GETTMAN and Maria ___. John Adams DeWandelaer had one brother, James Gansevoort DeWandelaer, (b. 11 Nov 1835 in Palatine, d. 7 Dec 1901, m. Anna LAWYER?) and one sister, Georgiana P. DeWandelaer (b. 1837, d. 15 Oct 1911 in Palatine). John Adams DeWandelaer first married Nancy Catherine COPPERNOLL (b. 8 Nov 1838). I believe John A. and Nancy C. DeWandelaer had the following children:

I am trying to verify all of this but need help! Will gladly share what info I have. Tamara Wilkinson (wilkinson@sisna.com)



Tara Stanton Mon Sep 29 1997
I am trying to locate any information on John FETTER, born somewhere around the late 19-teens/early 1920's. Lived and worked in the Montgomery County area until late 1940's/early 1950's. Any information would be appreciated.



Samuel Hinckley Sun Sep 28 1997
BOWER/ BAUER/ BOUER: Casper Bower, wife Elizabeth Catarina, sons Adam, b. 1762, Peter. Loyalist family. Shows up in Stone Arabia Reformed Church records, Tryon County, Committee of Safety listings. Adam and Casper entered 2nd. battalion KRRNY at Crown Point, NY in 1780. Trying to track family, and ancestors, prior to Tryon Co. and also to locate them better within Tryon Co.



Robin Forrest Sat 27 Sep 1997
Moses THOMPSON, b. 2 Feb 1775 New Jersey, moved to Warren, Herkimer county in 1803 and moved to Michigan 1835. Married Margaret MORRIS, b. 1799 NJ. Both died Howell, Livingston, MI. Children born in Herkimer Co. Lived in Columbia at the time it was split off of Warren.



Paul Horvat Thu Sep 25 1997
Interested in finding descendants for children of Jacob VAN ALLEN, baptised at Stone Arabia Dutch Reformed Church on 30 August 1771, Montgomery County (son of Peter Van Allen and Maria Ellwood) and his wife, Catherine ZIMMERMAN b. ca 1780. Children of Jacob and Catherine were:

Most of these families were living in Herkimer County, NY. Also interested in the ancestry of spouses of Jacob's children. According to an article on p. 813 of History of the Mohawk Valley - Gateway to the West, John F. Van Allen listed above was married to Katie COVEL rather than GARDINER. Can anyone confirm which of these names was correct? Anyone having information on any of the above mentioned families, please contact me at my e-mail address.

Paul Horvat Wed Sep 24 1997
Would like to correspond with anyone having information/descendancy from Benjamin VAN ALLEN, born 24 July 1795 in Montgomery county, and son of Richard Van Allen and Nancy Zimmerman. Benjamin was married to Mary ZIMMERMAN. He had the following children: Nancy, who married James BAXTER (where?), Eliza, who married Charlie BROWN (place?), Allen, Henry, Charles, Catherine, Mary, Thomas, and Walter. Other children may have been married, but I don't have information on them yet. I found Charles Van Allen listed in the International Genealogical Index as marrying a Barbara Ann KELLER on 4 December 1856 in Dodge county, MN, but the 1870 census for Dodge county lists him with Barbara and first child Mary C. as having been natives of NY? If anyone can shed any light regarding the spouses for Benjamin's children or information on descendancy of these families, please contact me.



El Phantasmo Wed Sep 24 1997
I am looking for information on the MOORE family, or MOREY family that lived on West St, in Newport, in the large stone house (where I currently live). I need to get an idea of when the house was built and who has owned it before.

(Note: Dear Phastas: drive over to the Newport Historical Center on downtown Main Street. Ask Muriel and Marge to show you early atlas maps of the town and mention you heard about them from me. Bring a snapshot of the house and they may be able to tell you something off the tops of their heads or know someone who can. After you see who lived in your house for some time periods, ask them which govt. agency should have the earlier original deeds to the property. You can work your way back from your own ownership with the owners' names you glean from your map research at NHC. NHC is open M, W, and F afternoons after 1:00 pm. Courthouses will also have weekday hours. For credibility and to cut down on research time, take along a copy of your own deed, which should have notes from the surveyors.)



J. A. Dresser Wed Sep 24 1997
Aaron DRESSER, b. 1765, MA, founder of Pamelia Four Corners, Jefferson County, and wife Abigail (MUNROE) Dresser, b. 1763, MA. Aaron is said to have died in 1820 in Dansville, but grave location is unknown. Abigail died in 1851, and is buried somewhere near Poolville and Edmeston. Lemuel B. DRESSER (Elemuel BEMAN), b. 1798, MA, married Elizabeth (Unknown) b. abt. 1795, "Herkimer Co.". Lemuel grew up in Pamelia, Jefferson Co., married about 1818 and had first son, John, for the 1820 Jefferson Co. Census. Shortly after, the family moved to the Dansville area, primarily Allegany Co. Information about this couple and their subsequent children (Elijah, Anna, Sarah, Rufus, Collins, Joseph, William, Mary E., Lewis) would be eagerly shared.



Robert Taylor Tue Sep 23 1997
Eliz. Mary SWEET VANWORMER b. either Schoharie or Montgomery Co. apparently 29 Sept 1822. Mar. Aug. 1839 to Isaac VAN WORMER b. 10 Oct 1819 prob. in Carlisle, Schoharie. Mary's father was Benjamin Sweet and mother was Hannah H___? Mary died 1918 in Otsego Co. some 21 yrs. after Isaac's death. Benjamin was born in New York, prob. Schoharie or Montgomery Co. Both are buried in Grosvenor's Corners. Does anyone have any information on this Sweet line? Any idea of the parents of Benjamin, where born, where buried? Benjamin Sweet would have been born abt. 1785 -1802. There is one Benjamin Sweet b. Caunawaga 18 May 1792, a son of Caleb Sweet and Garritje NEWKIRK. Does anyone know the life, marriage of this Benjamin? Will share information that I have. Any help or direction appreciated.



Chris DeVoe Mon Sep 22 1997
Researching the DAVOE/ DEVOE family of Warren, Herkimer County, NY and Springfield, Otsego County, NY. Anthony Davoe, a soldier of the Revolution, settled in Warren in the early to mid 1790s from Schtagticoke, near Albany. He died in Springfield in 1844. Two children married OSTERHOUT family members, and others married BROWN, SPRINGER and PAINE family members. The last Devoes in the area left in the early 1890s (my g-gf was killed in a house fire in Jordanville in 1893) or died in the 1890-1910 era. Other families include WALLIS, JEWELL and HELMER and I would like to correspond with anyone researching these families. Thank you!



Dwight Fake Mon Sep 22 1997
Peter FAKE b. Apr. 19, 1800, d. Dec. 6, 1876 Clinton, NY; b.p. unknown but probably Schoharie, NY. Married Nov. 24, 1825 to Margaret (Maggie) PRENTICE b. 1807. 8 children, 3 sons, 5 daughters. Looking for birthplace and parent information. There are ca.1800 Schoharie residents by the name of FECK who appear in later census as Fake, among them Nicholas Fake mentioned in the will of Peter VROMAN (under the Fake spelling). I suspect that they are descendants of the FEECK family of Schoharie Palatines, but have no proof. (Note: Schoharie Co. was once part of Montgomery County.)



Clark Jillson Sun Sep 21 1997
Seek any information available on parents, siblings, etc. of Harriet PUTNAM of St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., N.Y. She married James Gideon WHEELER, Sr. They had two known children: [1] James Gideon Wheeler, Jr. b. Jan. 15, 1830 St. Johnsville; d. Dec. 6, 1886 Elbridge, Onondaga, N.Y.; m. abt. 1850 Harriet CLUTE b. July 7, 1838 Elbridge; d. Aug. 24, 1896 Elbridge. [2] Harriet Wheeler b. abt 1831 perhaps St. Johnsville; d. ?; m. abt. 1850. First husband John Peter HOFFMAN who d. bef. 1865; m. for second husband ? DAVIS. She, husbands and children were known to have lived in Elbridge.



Nadine Hansen Mon 22 Sep 1997
I would like to learn more about Andrew McCOMBS, who died in the Revolutionary war. His grandson, Andrew McCombs, was born in Herkimer in 1791. At least that's what my computerized records say. Earlier family records (before computers) said he was born in German Flatts. I just checked some old church records last week and didn't find him. I believe that the earlier Andrew McCombs came to America from Scotland, but I don't know when. That would probably have been before 1765. Is anyone else researching the McCombs surname?



William T. Yates Sun 21 Sep 1997
Have several YATES family members and links in Florida, Glen, Minden, Mohawk and Root Twps. Key towns for settlement and commerce: Yatesville, Fonda, Canajoharie. Pleased to correspond with fellow researchers, especially on marriages and extended family links. Bill Yates.  wyates@iqust.net



John Helmut Merz Tue Sep 16 1997
At the Palatine Lutheran Trinity Church of Stone Arabia (Steinrabi) quite a few escaped Hessian soldiers were married between Dec.1778 and 1780. The Lutheran Minister performing the marriage ceremonies was an escaped Hessian soldier himself, by the name of Carl Friedrich Salomo FRIDERICI. His last entry in the church records was on May 4, 1780, when another Minister took over. Trying to learn what became of Friderici, and whether he remained in Stone Arabia. Replies to John H. Merz.



Dick Sternberg Tue 16 Sep 1997
Subject: My Query of July 22, 1997 - The Herkimer Historical Society , at my request, found all the information I inquired about except that on Isaiah WILCOX. They found information on his father and mother who are buried in Newville. If anyone has any information on Isaiah Wilcox I would appreciate it very much. He was born on March 15, 1805 in Newville, Town of Danube. He died on June 3, 1884 in Eaton, Madison County, New York. I visited the Madison Historical Society last week on my vacation. They were very helpful and I was able to find other information but none on him. Thank you. dick.sternberg@nreca.org



Roberta Martin Mon Sep 15 1997
I am looking for information on Charles BERGIN and his son Keyran Bergin. In the 1840 census they are in the twp. of Florida, Montgomery Co., New York. In 1842 I find Keyran's Petition for Naturalization in Albany County. It states that he and Charles both live in Florida, Montgomery, New York. In the 1850 census Keyran Bergin has married Elizabeth NEWMAN and they are living in Florida, NY with their 4 children. This couple were both from Ireland and would have married in the local Catholic Church.



Wendy Martin-Miller Sun Sep 14 1997; received Sept 18
OVERACKER, Adam: I am interested in finding the parents of Adam Overacker (born 1700's).



Charles Fake Sat Sep 13 1997; received Sept 18
Peter FAKE (1800-1876) moved from Herkimer County to Clinton in Oneida County in 1839. He was a merchant in Clinton (Fake's Store) on Park Row. He was my gg-grandfather. I would like to know about his ancestry, as far back as possible. His wife was Margaret PRENTISS (origins unknown to me). I have quite a bit of information about their descendants, but very little about their ancestry.



Don Allen Thu Sep 11 1997; received Sept 18
Seeking information on Squire BAILEY of Little Falls, NY. He was born June 1854 in England and later married Hannah LEVEE as announced in the 10/21/1874 edition of the Herkimer Democrat. She died 1/8/1876. Believe Squire Bailey married Jennie SMITH abt. 1890. Bailey family is listed in the 1900 census; Squire, Jennie, and a daughter (?) named Lena born abt. 1878. Squire Bailey managed the knitting mill at Little Falls. If you have any information on this family please contact me. I am particularly interested in information on Jennie (Smith) Bailey. Thanks. Don Allen. dallen@cybersrv.com



Jim House Thu Sep 11 1997; received Sept 18
HOUSE, John b. abt. 1753 Mohawk Valley. Married Christina ANGER dau of Frederick Anger. Seeking Parents of John HOUSE/ HOUS/ HAUS. This John House was a Loyalist and a member of Butler's Rangers. I believe he may be the son of Conrad Hous and Angelie.



Stanley A. Shaut Wed Sep 10 1997; received Sept 18
I wonder if anyone is doing, or has done, a genealogy of the Palatine FORT family. I see that my Shaut ancestors, and other families have intermarried with the Forts in Herkimer and Montgomery Counties. I will be more than happy to exchange family data.



Merle R. Price Tue Sep 9 1997; received Sept 18
Any and all information about Peter BARTOLOFF married 28 Feb 1808 at Glen, Montgomery Co., NY to Catherine SOUTH b. 19 Dec 1791. They had at least one child, James Bartoloff, b. 26 Aug 1810 Montgomery Co., NY.



Laura Mattingly Tue Sep 9 1997; received Sept 18
FERO: looking for information on Isaac Fero. His daughter Mary C. Fero was born in Glen, NY Dec. 11, 1836 according to her obit. Have no information on her mother. Appreciate your response! Laura Mattingly. matingly@kdsi.net



Chris Koch Tue Sep 9 1997; received Sept 18
FORSTER, Johan Mikel or George. Possibly born in Berwangen in 1669. Came to New York as a Palatine Emigrant and was at the Quunsberg camp with wife Maria Margaretha and 3 children in 1716. Trying to connect to my ancester George Forster who married in Schoharie 14 Jul1747 to Maria Catharine FREYMAUER, born 1728 in NY, dau. of Michael and Anna Elisbeth Freymauer. Any information on either Johan or George would be appreciated. Other possible versions of the last name: FERSTER, FESTER, VORSTER. This family may have left New York to Pennsylvania and George came back to marry and raise a family but can find no evidence in PA. Would be willing to share anything I have on this line!



Mike Loucks Sun 14 Sep 1997
I have a family tree which links Johann Dietrich LAUX (LOUCKS) to myself. He settled in Stone Arabia with his wife in 1790.



Sandi Lott, Burns Mon Sep 8 1997
Looking for any information on the LOTT family of Montgomery Co, NY. Looking for parents of Abraham Lott born abt-1817, married Elizabeth WOOD, her parents were Silas Wood and Martha ?, Children of Abraham and Elizabeth Lott were: Wilber F., Ruth Albertine, Ambroze H., Joseph M., Benjamin T.R., Mary A., and Robert Lott. These children were born in Yates, Orleans Co, NY.

Also looking for information on William LOTT, born July 27, 1797 in Montgomery Co. (relationship to Abraham Lott unknown, brother or an uncle?) William married 1st- Eleanor TILTON, 2nd - Lucinda HAMLIN. Children of William and Eleanor Lott were John, Wesley, Matilda, Ezra, Stephen, William, Alvin and Abraham (who was born Oct 4,1828). Children of William and Lucinda Lott were Albert F, Eva, Ward , Carrie, Laurin and Edgar. Would really appreciate any information on these families!! Sandi.



Shelley Murphy Sat Sep 6 1997
Looking for the surname of WORDEN. Any listings that have a child named Parley Worden, born abt. 1796 or 1799, also MARCELLUS/ MARCELLIS/ MISSELES. Thanks.



Nancy Spencer Sat Sep 6 1997
I am looking for any info on the SPONENBURGH family. I am a direct descendant of Mary Ann Sponenburgh who was born in 1822 in Herkimer Co. She was the daughter of Henry and Sarah BISHOP Sponenburg. This family later moved to Onondaga Co. where Mary Ann married John D. CURTIS who was born in Orange Co. in 1821. I have info on some of their descendants. I am interested in any connections to these families.



Harold Sweet Sat Sep 6 1997
Looking for information on Gilbert STRONG, b. 1770. He was shown in the 1840 Census living in Gerry, Chautauqua Co, NY. His known children are Nancy, b. 1806; Orrin, b.1803; David,b.1801; Gilbert Jr. b.1796; and Morgan, b.1792. Believe the children were born in Herkimer Co., NY. Any help appreciated.



Dean Johnson Sat Sep 6
I am interested to know if the Sand Hill Cemetary still exists. My gggg-grandfather George KRAUSS is said to be buried there with his wife Katherine KLOCK. He died in 1824 and she in 1819. His father came from Germany; his name was Jacob Krauss. Any corraborative information on this data would be welcome.



Harold Sweet Sat Sep 6 1997
Looking for information on Griffin SWEET, b. 1774, d. 1841, in Chautauqua Co., NY. Known sons are Caleb, Griffin, Jonathan N., and J. Newman. J. Newman was born in Litchfield, Herkimer, NY. It is assumed that the remainder were born in the area. Griffin was a minister at one time at the Albany Conf. M.E. Church. Any assistance would be appreciated.



Katherine Johnson Fri Sep 5 1997
BLOOD: Am seeking info on Asa Blood(1796/7 VT-1850 PA) and his wife Martha C. PIERCE (1798 VT-1859 PA) who resided in NY state in the 1820's and 30's. Believe Asa may be the Asa Blood listed on the 1830 federal census in the town of Northampton, Montgomery Co.( present Fulton Co.). They had two sons, Jason (c.1824 NY-1871 PA) and Almond J.(1831 NY-1913 PA), and may have had other children. Any info on these persons would be greatly appreciated. Address replies to me at 2004 Riverside Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701, or ch479@freenet.buffalo.edu . Thanks for any help.



Douglas V. Smith Wed Sep 3 1997
MCMULLEN/GREEN/VINCENT: George MCMULLEN born about 1765 and of Schodack, Rensellaer County, married Ruth GREEN of Nine Partners, Dutchess County, in 1783 in Kinderhook, Columbia County. They removed about 1795 to Newville, Town of Danube, Herkimer County. Whatever became of them and their three children? How was the Mary McMullen who married Isaac VINCENT about 1798 in Danube/Minden related? Douglas V. Smith. e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net



Marion Stevens Wed Sep 3 1997
Looking for information on DAVY, Susanna. Susanna Davy's father was Peter Davy. No birthdate. She married Jacob HILTS 10 Sept 1807 in Herkimer, NY. They later moved to Ontario. Jacob Hilts was christened 10 Sept 1778 @German Flats Church in Mohawk Valley. He died 14 Dec 1837 in Markham, Ont. His parents were Godfrey Hilts and Maria Catherine MULLER. Any information on these folks would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Marion.



John C. Murphy Tue Sep 2 1997
Am interested in where the Town of Palatine was before the present town structure of Montgomery Co., was created, and where I could find a map which shows the same. There was such a town in the county in the 1890 Census.



John C. Murphy Tue Sep 2 1997
I am seeking information concerning the family of John SHOLTS, a teacher, and Hanna (HANAN) Sholts, his wife, who had 10 children, is known to have lived in New York, Town of Wayne/Barrington, Steuben/Yates County (ca.1810-1830s), before a number of both the Sholts and Hanan families migrated to the vicinity of Erie, PA., and then eventually to Wisconsin ca. 1846. The 1790 federal census suggests that members of the Sholts family may have lived in the Town of Palatine, Montgomery Co., N.Y., at an earlier period. The conclusion is based on phonetic spelling of the family surname as it appears in in the 1790 census (Sholts=Shoults=Shoultz), as well as the repetition of similar given names appearing both in that census and in subsequent generations (John and Henry). The census suggests that the earlier home of the Hanan family was Saratoga Co., N.Y.



Jack Glasgow Tue Sep 2 1997
Benjamin CALKINS died 1845, Herkimer Co., NY, leaving estate to widow Chloe Calkins. Were at least two of their children named Alva and Juia Ann? Who did Chloe remarry, if anyone? Any clues appreciated. Jack.



Marvin Eugene Bills Tue Sep 2 1997
William Seymore BILLS: b. 1816, Herkimer, NY, d. 1894, Ionia, MI. He was a farmer and a blacksmith. No other data. Would like to know parents and info.



Shelley Murphy Tue 2 Sep 1997
Greetings. Searching for any information regarding the WORDEN family in Manheim, Herkimer Co. My ggg-grandfather Parley Worden was born in Herkimer County abt.1796 -1799. Have you come across any Worden's in Montgomery? Parley married Lydorannia BOYER and they left Herkimer and moved to Eaton County, Mich in 1837. They had 7 children in Mich. according to the 1860 census. I have all the information on the Boyers. Just can't find anything about Parley's parents or siblings. I would appreciate any help. Thank you. Shelley Murphy (My email address is keli@talweb.com)



Mary Joy Brooks Mon Sep 1 1997
Need parents of Frank Jerome BURKE born in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY 10 Sep 1833; died 19 Feb 1900 Rockford, Winebago Co., Il. Married first Ester TEFT, second Elizabeth FITZSIMMONS 6 Feb 1870 Beloit, Rock Co.,WI



Franklin Stevens Mon Sep 1 1997
I'm having quite a time finding this gentleman John H. STEPHENS. He was my father's father and before I ever got any info on him my father passed away. I guess I waited too late in life to do this genealogy thing. I do know that in the early 1900's he was in the town of Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York because he showed up on three marriage records there. His children were married there in that locale. One was in 1913, one in 1916 and one in1919. The children's names were Harry, Grace and Ionia Stephens on the records.He showed as the father on each record. He had lived in Little Falls, Herkimer and the vicinity since 1880. His wife Lola BURNETT died in Herkimer Hospital in 1903. If someone has an 1900, 1910 or 1920 census cd they might be able to tell me something about him and his father and mother. Here's hoping someone can help me. Please contact me by e- mail.



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