Herkimer and Montgomery Counties, N.Y.

Published marriage notices - so important for finding elusive maiden names and forgotten spouses, and for DAR application documentation! Do you have one tucked into a scrapbook? Do you have a pre-1930 newspaper that you could type up the maritals from, even if they're not your own relatives? If so, please email them in to the site coordinators.



new5/12/15   From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Monday, April 28, 1919, page 9


William J. McLaughlin and Miss Edna Sard, both of this city, were married Sunday afternoon at the parsonage of Calvary Reformed church at Hagaman by the Rev. Charles W. Smith. Mr. McLaughlin, who recently returned after service in the United States navy, is a well known young man who is employed in the clothing store of Adler, Swan & Kyzor.

new5/12/15   From the Schenectady Gazette, Tuesday Morning, January 4, 1921, page 5

Amsterdam, January 3-

Mrs. Jennie Meyers of Carmichael street has announced the marriage of her daughter, Sylvia, to Raymond B. Marshall, December 31, at Perth Amboy, N. J., by Rev. Edwin Neilson/Nellson.

new5/12/15   From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Monday, April 11, 1921, page 4

One Year Ago Today.

April 11, 1920- Married: Monroe DeWitt of Cobleskill and Miss May Farrell of this city; Joseph Sapia and Lena Morella; Anthony Coppola of Schenectady and Miss Severina DiGianni of this city; Vincenzo Gambardello and Miss Nancy Salamack.

new5/12/15   From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Saturday evening, June 20, 1903

Canajoharie.- Dr. Harry W. Vickers of this village and Miss Satie A. Marcley of Hyndsville will be married on Tuesday next at the bride's home. They will commence housekeeping at 18 Mill street in this village. Dr. Vickers recently graduated with honors from the Cornell Medical College of New York city.

new12/21/13   From The Morning Herald, Gloversville NY, Tuesday, June 5, 1923, page 5

Van Antwerp-Sturgess

Richard Van Antwerp of Fort Johnson and Miss Irene Elizabeth Sturgess of this city were married this morning at the rectory of St. Mary's church, the ceremony being performed by Rt. Rev. Monsignor William A. Browne. They were attended by Miss Mary Coalter and Walter Hart. They will reside in Fort Johnson.

new12/21/13   From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday, September 15, 1928

Twenty Years Ago
Sept. 15, 1908

Marriage of Jacob Wachael and Helen Kysiak; Anthony Dybas and Apolonia Sajta.

Announcement of the marriage of J. Earl Maxwell of Charleston Four Corners and Miss Mary A. Hickel of Carlisle.

Ten Years Ago
Sept. 16, 1918

Married: William Lembke and Wanda Sievert; Stanislaus Mnyzyka and Agnicszka Ortel.

One Year Ago
Sept. 16, 1927

Marriage of Louis Cuyler and Belle Vandessluy.

One Year Ago
Sept. 15, 1927

Marriage of C. Clifford Jessop of Lowell, Mass., and Miss Florence B. Sweet.

new12/21/13   From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday, September 13, 1902

A September Wedding

The engagement is announced of Miss Maude Ferguson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ferguson, to Mr. Howard McKinley. The marriage will take place September 24, at noon, at the residence of the prospective bride's parents, Minaville, N. Y. Miss Julia P. Thayer, of Amsterdam, a cousin of Miss Ferguson, will be bridesmaid. Mr. Charles Conover will act as best man. The Rev. Mr. Pearse of Minaville will perform the ceremony.

new12/21/13   From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Thursday, December 15, 1921


Word has been received in Amsterdam announcing the marriage, at Niagara Falls, on December 12, of Bert Bishop. and Miss Louise H. Beyer., both of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop will journey to Los Angeles, Cal., where they will make their future home.

new12/21/13   From the Amsterdam Daily Democrat, Monday evening, September 14, 1885


About 8:30 last evening, a marriage ceremony was performed at the Baptist parsonage, by Rev. C. B. Perkins. The contracting parties were Arthur Moore and Miss Mary E. Newman. The groom is employed as salesman in John Marcellus' boot and shoe store on Bridge street, and is a popular young man, of high standing. Mrs. Moore is a decided favorite with her friends, and possesses many graces of mind and heart. The couple will reside with Mr. and Mrs. John F. Harvey, at No. 51 Grove street. It is the earnest wish of all who know them that the sunshine of happiness and prosperty will brighten their pathway, as they journey through life together.

new12/21/13   From the Amsterdam Daily Democrat, Friday evening, December 4, 1885

Merritt W. Hagaman and Sophia M. Foss, both of Hagaman's Mills, were united in marriage yesterday at the Reformed church parsonage at Hagaman's by Rev. A. J. Hagaman.

Yesterday Lovael Hasbrouck of West Charlton (sic) and Mrs. Mary P. Simpson of this city entered the matrimonial state through the aid of Rev. W. H. Hughes.

new12/21/13   From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Friday, May 6, 1921, page 3


Fort Plain, May 6 - Miss Grace K. Stonehouse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stonehouse, of the Freysbush section of the town of Minden, and Merton Gray of Utica were married last Saturday at Ames by the Rev. G. W. Swarts, pastor of the Methodist church of that place. The bride wore a navy blue tricotine suit with hat to match and carried a bouquet of white rosebuds. After the ceremony the wedding party returned to the home of the bride's parents, where a wedding dinner was served. The couple are now spending their honeymoon in the western part of the state.

new9/20/10   From the Amsterdam Daily Recorder, Tuesday, June 20, 1893, page 8

On Tuesday evening, June 27th, at 7 o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. Levi, on State street, Schenectady, will occur the marriage of their daughter, Miss Bertha P. Levi, to Mr. Isaac Mark, of the firm of A. Mark's Sons of this city. The ceremony will be performed by Rev. Dr. Lewis of Schenectady, after which they bride and groom will leave for Chicago, where they will spend their honeymoon. Upon their return they will occupy the handsome cottage now being erected for them at the corner of Division and Mohawk streets, in this city.

At 9 o'clock tomorrow morning at St. Mary's church will occur the marriage of Charles F. Kilday to Miss Frances M. O'Brien.

Tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at St. Mary's rectory will occur the marriage of Mr. Thomas F. McCaffrey to Miss Emma Edith Morrison , daughter of Mrs. Margaret Morrison of McDonnell street. The ceremony will be performed by Rev. Father McIncrow. A reception will follow at the home of the bride.

new 9/20/10   From the Amsterdam Daily Democrat, Wednesday, June 21, 1893, page 8

Charles Ackroyd of Troy and Miss Jennie Fero of Amsterdam will be married in this city in the First Methodist Episcopal church, June 28. They will be at home after September 1 at No. ___ First street, Troy.

Ballston News: Miss Hattie Donaldson of Fultonville, a niece of Senator Harvey J. Donaldson, and Theodore A. Simpson of that place will be married next Wednesday, June 28. Miss Donaldson has many friends in this place.

new 9/20/10   From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday, April 22, 1911


A pretty romance had its culmination on Thursday when Arthur Weidenhammer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weidenhammer, of this city, was united in marriage to Miss Katherine Coit, of Rutherford, N.J. Mr. Weidenhammer met Miss Coit, a classmate of his sister, Miss Edna Weidenhammer, while he was a student at Harvard, and while there, they saw considerable of each other. Mr. Weidenhammer did not return to college this year, but went to Texas, and accepted a position with the Texas Oil company. Miss Coit left Wellesley last year and since has been living at home. Miss Coit and Mr. Weidenhammer were wedded on Thursday afternoon in Grace church, Rutherford, by the bride's uncle the Rev. Dr. Ladd. It was a small church wedding, just the members of the immediate family being present. The bride was given away by her mother. The best man was Edward Church of New York city. Miss Edna Weidenhammer was also present. Mr. and Mrs. Weidenhammer are spending a few days at the home of the bride-groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Weidenhammer, of Guy Park a venue. Eventually the newly wedded pair will go to Port Arthur, Texas, where they will make their home.

Mrs. Weidenhammer is a Wellesley girl of the class of 1912. Mr. Weidenhammer is a graduate of Phillips-Exeter academy, and spent a year at Harvard university.

new 8/27/10  The following two Nelliston marriage notices were sent in by Rosemary Nadal. Rosemary has contributed so much to the site over the years; her many kindnesses and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated.

From The Amsterdam Daily Democrat, Thursday, December 26, 1901

Nelliston Weddings.

George Russell of Fort Plain and Miss Emma Goodbread of Nelliston were married Wednesday evening at Nelliston by the Rev. M. J. Osteyee.

William L. Phillips of Lowville and Miss Emma Lashler of Nelliston were married Wednesday afternoon, at Nelliston by the Rev. G. R. Baker of Fort Plain.

new 8/27/10  From The Amsterdam Daily Democrat, Wednesday, November 13, 1901

Hagaman, Nov. 13.

One of the prettiest events of the season occurred Tuesday evening in the marriage of Charles W. Hill and Miss Margaret Ellen Yordon, both of Hagaman, at the home of the bride's father, Adam Yordon, on Church street. Owing to the comparatively recent bereavement in the family the occasion was a quiet one, only a few guests being present. The ceremony was performed by the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, the Rev. B. M. Kent, assisted by the Rev. M. B. Mead. After a bountiful wedding dinner the happy couple left to catch the 11 p.m. train for New York, where they will spend a few days, also visiting in New Jersey, after which they go to housekeeping in Hagaman. The groom is superintendent of the Star knitting mills of O. E. Harower in this village. The bride is the eldest daughter of Adam Yordon and a young lady of handsome appearance and lovely character. The best wishes follow both for prosperous and happy future.

Charleston Four Corners, Nov. 13.

Married at the parsonage, Tuesday morning, November 5, by Rev. Ira L. Peck, George B. Bowdish to Miss Jennie Vosburg, one of our charming young ladies. These young people have many friends who wish them many year of happiness. They took the early train for New Jersey to visit relatives and friends.

Canajoharie, Nov. 13.

Sunday in Sts. Peter and Paul's church announcement was made of the approaching marriage of Miss Mame Kearns, daughter of John Kearns of Freysbush, and Mr. Francis Canna of Amsterdam.

A very pretty home wedding was celebrated on Wednesday, November 6th, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gray, in McKinley, when their daughter, Libbie Mae, was united in marriage to William J. Eacker. The ceremony was performed by Rev. George Fox.

new 8/27/10  From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Saturday, November 12, 1921, page 5

Variety Shower for Miss Chmay.

A variety shower was given last Saturday evening by the Misses Freda and Elsie Ruback and Stella Kokosa at the formers' home, 260(?) Locust avenue, in honor of Miss Pearl Chmay, whose marriage to Leon Derinsky will take place on Thanksgiving day. The house was prettily decorated in yellow and white.

The evening was pleasantly passed with games and music after which refreshments were served. The bride to be received many useful gifts including linen, cut glass, china and silver. Those present were Misses Pearl Chmay, May Derinsky, Stella Kokosa, Hilda Bintz, Elsie and Mamie Ruback, Pearl Robinson, Irene Hobert, Lucy Rector, Ruth Hanna, Marion Stewart, Pearl Behringer, Freda Ruback and Ida Brown, Mrs. L. Heas, Mrs. H. J. Way, Mrs. W. R. Ruback and Gertie Ruback.

new 8/27/10  From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Thursday, December 31, 1931, page 9

Engagement Announced.

Mr. and Mrs. William M. Brown of Deposit have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ruth Sarah Brown, to Robert Eldon Van Deusen of Oneonta. Mr. Van Deusen is the son of the Rev. R. J. Van Deusen and Mrs. Van Deusen, Oneonta, and is preparing to enter the Lutheran ministry. Both young people are seniors in Hartwick college. The Van Deusen family are former residents of St. Johnsville.

new 8/15/10   From the Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Thursday, October 26, 1905

Double Wedding in Florida.

A double wedding was celebrated at the home of Fred Busch in the town of Florida, not far from Mill Point, Wednesday evening. The two ceremonies were performed at 7 o'clock, the Rev. G. W. Fritsch, pastor of Trinity German Lutheran church of this city, tying the nuptial knot. The first couple to be made man and wife were Fred Busch and Miss Augusta Lieckfeldt, and they were attended by Herman Lieckfeldt as best man and Mary Busch as bridesmaid. Then in turn, Christian Meyer and Miss Rosa Busch were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, and they were attended by John Busch and Miss Rosa Busch. The wedding were witnessed by only the relatives of the parties concerned. The brides were both attired in gowns of pearl gray silk, trimmed with cream-colored over-lace, and both wore veils. Following the congratulations a sumptuous wedding supper was served to the guests. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Busch will reside on Florida avenue in this city, and Mr. and Mrs. Meyer also intend to make their home here, but have not as yet selected their place of abode.

Fort Plain.

Oct. 26.- The marriage of Arthur H. Manelaw and Miss Elva May King, both of Rex, took place at the Universalist parsonage at noon yesterday. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. L.J. Richards. Mr. and Mrs. Manelaw, after a wedding trip to New York, will return to Rex, where they will reside.

Ernest Young, who until within the past few months was a resident of Fort Plain, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Young, was married yesterday morning at 7:30 o'clock to Miss Frances Emma Willis, at the home of the bride's aunt, in Nunda, Livingston county. Mr. and Mrs. Young will spend their honeymoon among their friends in Fort Plain. They will make their home in Roslyn, Long Island, where the groom is in business. They have the best wishes of their friends in this locality.

new 8/15/10   From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, December 2, 1904


James O. Bowdish, Formerly of Palatine to Wed in Cleveland, O.

Canajoharie, Dec. 2.- James O. Bowdish and Miss Sylvia Jacobs will be married at Cincinnati, O., next Wednesday evening. Mr. Bowdish was for many years ticket agent at Palatine Bridge, and was subsequently general passenger agent of the Wagner Car Company at New York. Mr. Bowdish has many friends in this vicinity, who will extend their hearty congratulations.

new 8/15/10   From the Amsterdam Recorder, unknown date in November 1893

Rev. J. A. W. Kirsch, pastor of the German Evangelical church at Canajoharie, and Miss Minnie G. Hammersmith were married last evening at 8 o'clock. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Hugo W. Hoffman of Albany.

new 8/15/10   From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, September 23, 1902


William Creighton of this village and Miss Ines O'Brien were married last Wednesday at Watervliet by Rev. C. S. Robertson, formerly the Methodist pastor in this village. Miss O'Brien, until recently was employed here at the Mohawk Hotel.

7/22/08  The Cary - Wendell marriage notice was contributed by Charlott Wells Jones!

Source: Albany New York Evening Journal, April 17, 1907.

Cary - Wendell

Friends in two cities - Saratoga and Troy - were married today and acquaintances in other places interested, by the announcement that Mrs. Menzo Edgar Wendell of Troy and Saratoga, and the Rev. Dr. Joseph Carey of Saratoga, had been married in New York.

The ceremony was performed at noon today, Mrs. Wendell having gone to New York and taken a suite of rooms at the Hotel Belmont, and Dr. Carey having gone to New York yesterday to attend the National Arbitration and Peace Congress, which assembled at Carnegie Hall on Monday evening. Dr. Carey has been granted a leave of absence for two months and will leave at once on the Cedric for a trip abroad.

The new Mrs. Cary was the widow of Menzo Edgar Wendell, a collar manufacturer, who died four or five years ago. Their summer home was in Saratoga on Union Avenue. This she continued to occupy after the death of her husband. She is said to be fine looking with large brown eyes and a mass of beautiful brown hair. In age she is a little over 35 (?). She has no children.

Dr. Cary is nearly double his new wife's age. He has been a widower for about three years. He has five children, Miss Carey, Mrs. Howard Smith, Mrs. Victor Sanderson, and Joseph Carey, all of Saratoga, and Mrs. Brunette of Troy. Besides being Rector of Bethesda church in Saratoga, Dr. Carey is the archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Troy. It is understood that upon their return from abroad that Dr. and Mrs. Carey will reside at her Union Avenue cottage, which has been recently renovated and refurbished.

Nore: Mrs. Wendell/Carey was born Elizabeth "Lizzie" Fuller was born in November 1850. She married Menzo Edgar Wendell, son of Jacob Wendell and Margaret Failing. She died in 1919 and is buried in Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Charlott Wells Jones

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, July 1, 1918

St. Johnsville, July 1- Miss Ethel Nellis of St. Johnsville and James Hagar of Albany were married at the home of the bride here Saturday evening, the Rev. H. Curtis Sicken(?) of the Reformed Church officiating. Miss Marriet Jencks of St. Johnsville was bridesmaid, while the matron of honor was Mrs. Frank Moserve of Albany. The users were Mahlon Mellis(sic), brother of the bride, and Fred Hagar, a brother of the groom. Music was furnished by Smith's Orchestra and a dainty wedding supper was served. Mr. and Mrs. Hagar left for an automobile trip soon after the ceremony. They will have the best wishes of their many friends for a happy married life.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, August 21, 1911

Albert L. Conover and Miss Lillian M. Siver, both of Herkimer, were married Saturday evening at the rectory of Bethany Presbyterian Church, Utica, the Rev. C. M. Dodge officiating at the ceremony. The couple were unattended. They will reside in Herkimer.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, December 12, 1910

Little Falls.

A marriage license has been issued to Donnato Rufo and Miss Santo Gusto.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, March 21, 1910

Little Falls.

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orin C. Harris on Loomis street at 4 p. m. Saturday took place the marriage of their daughter, Miss Helen, to Charles Edward Bauder of Dolgeville. Only a few intimate friends were in attendance. The wedding march was played by Miss Inez Freeman. The attending couple were Miss Sarah Wilson of this city and Charles Pickert of Dolgeville. The Rev. Mr. Cooper of the Baptist Church officiated. Following the ceremony light refreshments were served, after which Mr. and Mrs. Bauder left on a Western honeymoon. Upon their return they will take up their residence in Dolgeville, where Mr. Bauder holds the position of superintendent of the sounding board department of the Breckwoldt works. The bride is one of the city's most highly esteemed young ladies.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, August 15, 1918


Wedding of Esteemed Couple.

Yesterday at the parochial residence Rev. J. B. Gilloon united in marriage Miss Elsie M. Butterworth of 23 Newton street, to James Perreaut (sic). The attending couple was the bride's sister, Miss Edith Butterworth, and Peter L. Hagen. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Butterworth, a trained nurse by profession, and has been a member of the nurses' staff at the Ilion Hospital. Mr. Perreault has been a resident of Ilion several years. After the honeymoon spent on Fourth Lake, Mrs. and Mrs. Perreault will reside in this village.

From the Utica Semi-Weekly Herald, March 26, 1897

Fort Plain, March 24.- Thursday evening at the home of Rev. George Parsons occurred the marriage of Mrs. Emma Albertson of Nelliston to Peter Barton of this village.

From the Utica Weekly Herald, March 2, 1897

Herkimer, March 1.

Albert Putnam of this village and Miss Myrtle E. Wyckoff of Frankfort were married by Rev. M. Y. Bovard of Utica at the First M. E. church parsonage in that city on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 30. Both bride and groom are well known and popular young people, and they are congratulated by their many friends.

11/1/07  From the Utica Herald Dispatch, December 6, 1900

Marriage of Miss Alice Osgood and Jesse M. Burgess

Ilion, Dec. 6.- The marriage of Miss Alice Osgood and Jesse M. Burgess took place at the home of the bride at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the presence of only the immediate friends and relatives of the contracting parties. The Rev. E. F. Hard of the Baptist Church officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Osgood, residing on Fourth avenue. After the ceremony and wedding supper they took an evening train and will enjoy their wedding tour in the western part of the State. After their return they will make Ilion their home.

From the Utica Daily Press, August 4, 1910


At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Wright, on Lewis street, took place the marriage of Edna A. Wright to John J. Applegate. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Mr. Cooper of the Baptist Church, with the full Episcopal ring service. Miss Harriet Crossett was brides-maid and William Applegate of Ilion was best man. The bride was given away by her father. Miss Wright's two little cousins of Syracuse acted as flower girl and ring bearer. Before the ceremony Joseph Ward of Herkimer rendered the solo "Oh, Promise Me," accompanied by Miss Leta Flagg. The wedding march was played by Miss Florence Kimball. The house was prettily decorated with flowers, yellow and white being the effect, the artistic work of James Garlock. Caterer Peterson served the repast. The newly married couple left on the 6:21(?) train for New York and other Eastern points, where they will spend their honey-moon.

St. Mary's Church this morning Rev. Father Farrell united in marriage Miss Elizabeth Kiley of this city and James M. Howard of Ilion. James Waldron, jr., attended the groom and Miss Kathryn Caswell was the bride's maid. Miss Kiley is one of the city's popular young ladies. The groom is a valued employee of the Remington Typewriter works of Ilon. Hearty congratulations are extended to the newly married couple. After a Western honeymoon they will take up their residence in Ilion.

Miss Mary M. Fitzgibbons, one of Little Falls' popular young ladies, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony at St. Mary's Church by Rev. Father Farrell at 10 a. m. to-day to John G. Gleason of Ilion. The attending couple were Miss Isabel Fitzgibbons, a sister of the bride, and Edward J. Gleason, a brother of the groom. The ushers were Frank McGrath and Charles Fullem. Hearty congratulations are extended to the newly married couple.

From the Richfield Springs Mercury, November 10, 1887.


Cards are out announcing the marriage of John W. Fort to Miss Mary Mumford, at the home of the bride, Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5 P. M.

From the Utica Herald Dispatch, May 20, 1903, page 5.

Marriage at Mindenville.

To-day at Mindenville, at 12 o'clock noon, was solemnized the marriage of Miss Maude Carter and Arthur Ballou of Palatine Bridge. Mr. Ballou is at present employed by James Roseborough.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, December 12, 1914.

Fort Plain.

Dr. and Mrs. John K. Burnett of this village announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Charlotte Crosby Burnett, to Lucius D. Mahon of Galesburg, Ill.

John Kaido, formerly of Fort Plain, now located in Sharon Springs, and Miss Mae Smith of South Valley were recently married in Albany.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Wednesday, November 4, 1914.

The marriage of Miss Frances Belle Wheaton, daughter of Mrs. Ruhamah Wheaton of Amsterdam, and John Cragin Ayres is announced to take place on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at 25 Grove street, the home of the bride. Miss Wheaton is well known in St. Johnsville, where she frequently visits her sister, Mrs. W. J. Hannon.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, November 12, 1917, page 11.



Daniel O'Mara and Miss Mayme
Haggerty - Blake-Martin Event
Saturday Evening.

Frankfort, Nov. 12.- At SS. Peter and Paul's Church this morning at 7 o'clock, Miss Mayme Haggerty became the bride of Daniel O'Mara, the Rev. P. F. Wallace performing theh ceremony. Only the immediate families and a few intimate friends and relatives were present. The bride was attended by Miss Rose Farrell, and her brother-in-law, Albert Ostrander, was best man. The bride wore her traveling suit of brown chiffon broadcloth with brown velvet trimmings and a picture hat to match. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. O'Mara left for Utica where they enjoyed a wedding breakfast and then left for New York city. The bride is a native of this village, a graduate of the High School and a young lady of excellent qualities and has a host of friends who wish her a happy wedded life. The groom has been employed in the Pratt Chuck Works a number of years and is highly respected for his many excellent qualities, and many friends also with him a long life of happiness.

At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Martin of Second avenue, Saturday evening at 8 o'clock, the Rev. W. H. Hunt, pastor of the Baptist Church, united in marriage Miss Beatrice Martin and Eston Lloyd Blake of Herkimer, in the presence of only the immediate families. The bride wore a very pretty gown of Oxford grey with hat to match. They were attended by Miss Alvina M. Stemper and Arthur Standfast. The groom holds a position of office manager at Hen's manufacturing plant in Herkimer and has the esteem of a large circle of friends who wish him joy in his new relations. Mr. and Mrs. Blake went at once to their home on Prospect street, Herkimer, which was awaiting them. Miss Martin was the honor guest at several pre-nuptial events in Utica and the beautiful gifts showed the esteem in which she was held. The father presented her with a purse, the amount being such as to reassure her of his affection.


Hessler-Record and Miller-Perry
Events - Popular Couples

Mohawk, Nov. 12.- At the home of the bride in Columbia street Saturday afternoon took place the marriage of Miss Neoma Record, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Record, to Philip Hessler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hessler of Little Falls. The house was very prettily decorated with yellow and white chrysanthemums and presented a very attractive and seasonable appearance. The full Episcopal ring service was used, the Rev. Arthur Moody, pastor of the First M. E. Church of Mohawk, performing the ceremony. The bride was attired in her traveling suit and presented a very attractive appearance.

The bride is a newcomer to Mohawk, but was very well known in the city of Little Falls, where she was very popular and well liked. Mr. Hessler is a construction engineer, at present employed in Utica. They will make their future home in Mohawk, on Columbia street. The gifts were many and beautiful. Among them were many fine pieces of cut glass, china, linen and silver. The bridal couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. William Koembeitz of Little Falls.

Note: from the 1920 census, location Burlington Ward 4, Chittenden, Vermont. Phillip Hessler, age 34, b. NY, parents b. Bavaria, and Neoma Hessler, age 24, b. NY, parents b. same. He was a stationary engineer for a construction shop. From the SSDI - Philip Hessler, b. 25 Sep 1885, d. Jul 1973, last residence Fonda, Montgomery County, New York.

Miss Florence Perry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Perry, of 222 Margaret street, Herkimer, and Clayton Miller of Company A., Three Hundred and Third Infantry, N. Y. National Army, were married Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Methodist parsonage in Washington street. The Rev. Arthur Moody performed the ceremony, using the ring service.

Miss Perry has been one of the most popular operators of the New York Telephone company at the Herkimer Exchange, where she has made herself widely known and like.

Private Miller expects to leave very shortly for service in the South. He was formerly of Herkimer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Miller of Gloversville. He has lived in Herkimer for the past two years, where he has made a large circle of friends who are wishing him and his bride every happiness.


Mrs. Emma Buddle and John Heinz
Married in Pretty Ceremony in the
Manse of Bethany Church.

Mrs. Emma Buddle of 19 South street, Canajoharie, and John Heinz of 13 Schultz street, the same village, were married in the manse of Bethany Presbyterian Church, this city, at 7:30 o'clock, Saturday evening. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles M. Dodge. They were attended by Mrs. Ella Harvey of Utica and Adelbert Van Alstyne of Canajoharie. The bride was attired in a taupe colored traveling suit with hat to match and carried chrysanthemums. Her attendant wore a brown suit with hat to match and wore chrysanthemums. At the conclusion of the pretty ceremony, a wedding dinner was served the bridal party in Hotel Martin, and directly afterwards, Mr. and Mrs. Heinz left on a wedding trip and will be at home to their many friends at 13 Schultz street, Canajoharie, after December 1. The groom is a member of I. O. O. F. Lodge, Modern Woodmen and also the Fire Department of his home town. The bride is an estimable young woman of many fine traits. Many friends of the couple will extend their heartiest and best wishes for their future happiness.

From the Utica Observer, July 25, 1902.



A quiet but very pretty wedding took place last evening when William Bly and Alma Brayton, both of Gray, were married by Rev. W. D. Marsh, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Carroll, cousins of the bride. Immediately after the wedding, supper was served at the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. J. H. Crawford, at 13 Cooper St. The congratulations and best wishes of many friends were tendered.

From the Richfield Springs Mercury, January 16, 1896.


PIERCE-SMITH - At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melchert Smith in Snell's Bush, Herkimer, Jan. 1, 1896, by Rev. J. G. Gebberd, Fanny A. Smith, to E. Burdette Pierce, of Jordanville.

From the Utica Herald-Dispatch, Saturday, February 5, 1916, page 12.

Seymour Garline of Fort Herkimer and Mrs. Addie Tetlock of Salisbury were married Wednesday afternoon at the parochial residence of St. Francis de Sales's Church. The Rev. P. F. Harrigan officiated and the attending couples were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ketchum of Fort Herkimer.

From The Utica Herald Dispatch, November 16, 1905.

Will live in Columbia.

At the Presbyterian manse yesterday afternoon Merton L. Haselton and Miss Mary McCredy were married by the Rev. Dr. Richardson. Both are residents of Columbia. The groom is a well known farmer. They will reside on his farm in Columbia.

  From the Utica Daily Press, July 29, 1931, page 15.

MONK-GLEASON, July 28.- Emerson H. Monk of Lassellville (sic) and Miss Adeline A. Gleason of Scotch Bush were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Cromer of West Street, this village, Saturday evening by Rev. H. E. Christians, pastor of St. John's Reformed Church.

The attending couple was Mr. and Mrs. Cromer.

The bride wore a handsome blue gown.

Following the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the bride's home at Scotch Bush.

The groom is employed in the maintenance department of the highway department, and they will make their home in Lassellsville.

From the Evening Herald, January 18, 1904. (Syracuse NY)

Little Falls, Jan. 18.- The bans of matrimony between John Dinneen and Miss Nora Hartnett were announced at St. Marys church yesterday.

From the Evening Herald, January 21, 1904. (Syracuse NY)


Fort Plain, Jan. 21.- Miss Jennie Christman of Ames and Arthur L. Diefendorf, of this village were married to-day at the home of the bride at Ames.

From the Evening Herald, January 21, 1904. (Syracuse NY)


Canajoharie, Jan. 21.- On Tuesday afternoon at the Reformed church parsonage occurred the marriage of Miss Mabel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Flint to Henry Hooke of Springfield. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. D. Peters. Miss Mary Flint, a sister of the bride, was maid of honor and Clay Hynes was best man. After spending a few days at Springfield, Mr. and Mrs. Hooke will reside in Fort Plain.

From the Evening Herald, December 6, 1899. (Syracuse NY)

Canajoharie, Dec. 6.- John Metzner and Miss Elizabeth Waufle, both of this village, were married at Fort Plain on November 18th by the Rev. F./E.(?) T. Brown.

From The Syracuse Herald, November 20, 1913.

Herald Parish Weddings.

West Winfield- Miss Alice Burns and Arthur J. Keehle of Clayville, yesterday.

From The Evening Herald, January 1, 1904 (Syracuse NY).


Mohawk, Jan. 1.- Last evening at the rectory of Grace Episcopal church Miss Mary Louise Smith, daughter of Mrs. Nancy Smith, was married to George Lovett Bullard of Newport. The bride was gowned in blue voile over taffeta and wore a picture hat. Her sister, Miss Margaret Smith, who was bridesmaid, wore a suit of gray and a picture hat. Edwin Vorley was best man. The couple left on the evening train for Albany and New York and will be at home after January 15th in Michigan street.

From the Syracuse Herald, June 11, 1911, page B-9.


Pearl Currie Bride of Dewitt Rham.

Little Falls, June 10.- Dewitt Rham and Miss Pearl Currie were united in marriage this morning at the Universalist parsonage in Gansevoort street by the Rev. Mr. Walker. Frank Rham and Mrs. George Barton, brother and sister of the couple, were the witnesses. Immediately after the ceremony they departed on an Eastern tour. They will reside in West Main street on their return.

5/2/07   A contribution from Tom Fea from the Moberly Daily Monitor, Moberly, Missouri, July 14, 1881.

Marriage Bells.

Last night witnessed the union of Mr. John Fea and Miss Annie Otto in the holy bond of matrimony. Miss Annie is one of Moberly's fairest daughters, on whom all admired for the superb beauty and captivation ways; she has long been the belle of Moberly, and now upon entering the marital relations, all unite in congratulations and will wished for a long and happy life. No one wishes the couple more success that the Monitor. Mr. Fea is a successful young business man of Amsterdam, N. Y. and is well known in this city. At nine o'clock last evening the bridal cortege drew up in front of the Episcopal church and allowed the bride and groom to alight, accompanied by their attendants, Mr. Charles Haines and Miss Emma Otto, and Mr. Emmett Woodson and Miss Bessie Bushnell. The bridal party marched down the aisle to the wedding march and stopped before the minister who was to make them one. Amid universal silence, Rev. Richardson in his impressive way pronounced the beautiful and solemn ceremony of the Episcopal church. The bride and groom together with a few intimate friends of the family then repaired to the residence of the bride's father, to await the coming of the train that would bear them to their new home in Amsterdam, N. Y. The party, which had been joyful a few moments before, was now filled with sorrow and the parting of the bride with her old school mates and friends was indeed affecting. The Monitor can offer but one more wish; may the young couple who have just embarked on the sea of matrimony have a calm and peaceful voyage; may their connubial joy be unstinted and may they ultimately anchor in the haven of the best. We reiterate the closing words of the Rector, "Whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder."

From The Sunday Herald, December 25, 1899, page 23, a Syracuse NY newspaper:



Mrs. Mary Hurst and William
Stauring Had a Lovers' Quarrel
Two Score Years Ago.- A Happy

LITTLE FALLS, Dec. 23.- The happy consummation of a pretty romance in which a Little Falls woman figured as one of the principals took place at Lyons on Wednesday, when Mrs. Mary Hurst was united in marriage to William Stauring of that village. The bride, who is well known here, where she passed most of her life, lived at the corner of Glen avenue and Webster street, and has been a widow for many years. More than forty years ago, so the story goes, Mrs. Hurst, then a handsome girl of 20, and who lived with her parents near Jacksonburgh, became engaged to Mr. Stauring, who was her companion and lover almost from childhood. A lovers quarrel separated the two, and the breach widened, with the result that each married someone else. The life partner of Mr. Stauring, as well as Mrs. Hurst, has been dead for some time. Within the past summer it is said, the lovers of long ago accidentally met and a reconciliation was affected, which ended in their betrothal before they separated.

From The Evening Herald, December 20, 1899, page 3, a Syracuse NY newspaper:


The marriage of Walter Kilts of this village and Miss Frances Gillandt of Amsterdam, will take place on December 26th. Both are well known young people and will receive the hearty congratulations of their friends.

The nuptials of Arthur Myers and Nellie Jones were published in The West Winfield News, Aug. 20, 1886, page 3, under heading for the village of Cedarville.

On Wednesday, August 11th, by the Rev. Dr. Benedict, of Cassville, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Seward Hosford, Mr. Arthur Myers to Miss Nellie Jones. Nearly 100 invitations were sent out and at 7 P. M., the time appointed for the ceremony, a large company had assembled in the spacious parlors of Mr. and Mrs. Hosford, to witness the interesting ceremony. The bride was attired in white india mull, trimmed with lace and embroidery and wore natural flowers and looked all brides are expected to do, lovely. The groom wore the conventional suit of black. Frank Jones, of Cassville, brother of the bride, and Miss Mamie Williams, of Utica, officiated as bridesmaid and best man. Friends were present from Utica, Waterville, Westmoreland, Cassville and Paris. The happy pair left immediately for a trip to the Thousand Islands, to be absent a couple of weeks. Many beautiful and valuable presents were received from their many friends. The fact of the invalid mother of the bride being able to be present, added not a little to the enjoyment of the occasion. Congratulations and good wishes for their future success in life, are tendered them by the many friends of both parties, and may their life bark glide smoothly o'er lifes matrimonial sea, with never a cloud to dim the brightness of their happiness.

The following large group of marital notices was donated by Carol Grainger. Carol is not related to anyone herein, but graciously contributes wonderful items to us just to help someone and had temporary access to a copy of these records. These local marriages were found in Ray Cowen Sawyer's well-known 1931 compilation Marriages Published in the Christian Intelligencer of the Reformed Dutch Church From 1830 to 1871. Copies of Mr. Sawyer's ambitious newspaper records abstraction undertaking, which includes DRC marriages through the U.S., are available for your viewing at larger U.S. genealogy libraries, including the local history room at the New York Public Library at 5th & 42nd, the NYGBS in New York City, and the NEHGS in Boston, or ask your local library about interlibrary loan of microfilm.

There might be other marriages for our counties that were missed, so go through the original resource personally, or hire a professional genealogist to spend a day going through the 10 volumes for you. Most of the couples listed appear to have been socially prominent where they lived, so it's possible that you had to pay a fee to be listed in this paper, or be a member of a family whose activities warranted wider social notice outside the Mohawk Valley, or be married by a DRC minister who conscientiously sent his marriages in to the paper.

Lansing - Alexander
March 26, 1831. At Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York, on the 17th inst., Frederick Lansing, Esq. to Miss Catherine M. Alexander, both of that place.

Baker - Cook
June 1, 1833. At Danube, Herkimer County (N.Y.), on the 30th ult., by the Rev. John Manley, Barney Baker of Canajoharie to Lucinda Cook of the former place.

Lyon - Peck
September 21, 1833. On Tuesday evening, by the Rev. J. Van Vechten, Mr. David M. Lyon of Salisbury, Herkimer County (N.Y.) to Miss Deborah Peck of Schenectady.

Pettibane - Van Alstyne
January 9, 1836. At Mindin, Montgomery County (N.Y.) by the Rev. J. Murphy, on the 23rd ult., Jacob Pettibane of Manheim to Miss Catherine Van Alstyne.

Courter - Bowman
December 3, 1836. At Little Falls N.Y. on the 26th ult., by the Rev. A. Bronson, Stephen Courter to Jane Bowman.

Bellinger - Myers
January 21, 1837. On Tuesday evening, by the Rev. Dr. Knox, Frederick Bellinger, Esq. to Miss Eliza Myers, both of Herkimer.

Schuyler - Zimmerman
June 3, 1837. At Manheim, on the 4th ult., by the Rev. Paul Weidman, Mr. William D. Schuyler of Little Falls to Miss Jemima Zimmerman of the former place.

Bidleman - Keyser
June 3, 1837. At Manheim, on the 23rd ult., by the same, Mr. Hiram Bidleman to Miss Marianna Keyser.

Stagg - Bike
September 30, 1837. At Fairfield, N.Y., in the Reformed Dutch Church, on the 23rd inst., by the Rev. A. Bronson, Mr. John James Stagg to Miss Catherine Jane Bike, both of Little Falls.

Dockstader - Snell
February 29, 1840. On the 13th ult., by the Rev. B.B. Westfall, Mr. Jacob Dockstader of Mohawk to Miss Catharine, daughter of Capt. George I. Snell of Paletine.

Petit - Prame
April 24, 1841. By the Rev. B.B. Westfall, on the 15th inst., in the town of Mohawk, Zephaniah Petit, Esq. to Miss Margaret, daughter of Col. George Prame.

Fink - Van Alstyne
February 5, 1842. On the evening of the 25th ult., by the same, Mr. Henry Fink of Little Falls, Herkimer County, to Miss Catalina, daughter of Gen. Cornelius N. Van Alstyne of Sharon.

Barger - Crewell
March 26, 1842. On the 2nd of February, by the Rev. S.V.E. Westfall, Mr. David Barger of Herkimer County, N.Y. to Miss Magdaline Crewell of Bethlehem.

Garlock - Loucks
July 23, 1842. On the same day, by the same in Manheim, Mr. Peter Garlock of Canajoharie to Lana Loucks of the former place.

Acker - Orendorff
July 30, 1842. At Columbia, Herkimer County, N.Y., July 12th, by the Rev. A. H. Myers of St. Johnsville, the Rev. John H. Ackerson to Cornelia K., Only daughter of Henry S. Orendorff, all of Columbia.

Swezey - Crowell
October 22, 1842. On the 11th inst., at the Theological Seminary, Newburgh, by the Rev. James B. Ten Eyck, Mr. William W. Swezey, merchant of Newport, Herkimer County, to Miss Phebe W. Crowell of St. Andrews, Orange County.

Branaugh - Shultz
September 2, 1843. At Manheim, Herkimer County, N.Y., July 25th, by the Rev. John Dubois, Mr. John W. Branaugh to Miss Barbara Ann Shultz.

Green - Wilcott
May 4, 1844. By the same, February 29th, Mr. Herkimer Green to Miss Emily Wilcott, both of Danube.

Green - Zimmerman
May 4, 1844. At Manheim, by the Rev. John Dubois, January 23rd, Mr. Baldwin Green of Danube to Miss Irene Zimmerman of the former place.

Ruby - Miller
August 31, 1844. In Herkimer, on the 15th inst., by the Rev. Dr. Murphey, Mr. Jacob Ruby to Miss Mary Ann Miller, both of Little Falls.

Timerman - Green
February 26, 1846. In Danube, Herkimer County, on the 11th inst., by the Rev. J. Knieskern, Mr. Eli Timerman to Miss A.M. Green.

Walrath - Driesback
February 26, 1846. In Manheim, on the 16th inst., by the same, Mr. Daniel Walrath to Miss Paulina Driesback.

Feeter - Eigenbroadt
November 5, 1846. On the 29th of September, by the Rev. J. Knieskern, Mr. William Feeter to Miss Catharine Eigenbroadt, both of Manheim.

Williams - Hartman
November 9, 1848. In Manheim, October 29th, by the Rev. A.H. Myers, Mr. Solomon Williams to Miss Frances F. Hartman.

Doxstader - Williams
March 22, 1849. By the same, March 22nd, Mr. Jacob J. Doxstader to Miss Cornelia Williams, both of Mohawk.

Wemple - Whetmore
May 2, 1850. At Mohawk, on the 17th ult., by the Rev. D. Van Olinda, Jacob D. Wemple to Hannah Whetmore.

Timerman - Clerk
October 3, 1850. September 25th, by the Rev. A.H. Myers, Mr. James Timerman to Miss Adelia Clerk, all of Manheim.

Myers - Heller
March 6, 1851. In Manheim, January 29th, by the Rev. A.H. Myers, Mr. Ira Timerman to Miss Adaline Heller, all of the former place.

Flander - Snell
July 31, 1851. In Manheim, June 12th, by the Rev. A.H. Myers, Mr. Gideon Flander of St. Johnsville to Miss Mary, daughter of Joshua Snell of Manheim.

Applegate - Doxstader
July 31, 1851. At the Parsonage in Manheim, by the same, July 3rd, Mr. John Applegate to Mrs. Phebe Doxstader, both of Root, Montgomery County, N.Y.

Schuyler - Cornue
June 17, 1852. By the same, June 2nd, Jay Schuyler of Mohawk to Elmira Cornue of Canajoharie.

Van Antwerp - Bradly
November 18, 1852. At Fonda, November 13th, by the Rev. Douw Van O'Linda, David Van Antwerp to Celia Bradly, both of Mohawk.

Lansing - Fox
November 2, 1854. On Thursday, October 25th, at Danube, Herkimer County, by Rev. Paul Weidman, S. Stewart Lansing of Manheim to Catharine Fox of Danube.

Fuller - Ten Eyck
September 18, 1856. At Manheim, September 10th, by Rev. Paul Weidman, Clinton A. Fuller, New York City, to Gertrude Ten Eyck Lansing of Manheim.

Lotridge - Schuyler
October 23, 1856. By the same, October 1st, William B. Lotridge of Mohawk to Catharine Schuyler of Johnstown.

Lane - Wheeler
December 11, 1856. By Rev. John W. Hammond, Mohawk, December 4th, Stephen Lane, Wisconsin to Ellen M. Wheeler, Mohawk.

Bellinger - Dievendorf
March 26, 1857. At Currytown, by the Rev. J.J. Quick, January 28th, Jacob B. Bellinger of Danube, Herkimer County to Margaret Dievendorf of Root, Montgomery County.

Belshew - Oxner
August 26, 1858. At Columbia, Herkimer County, N.Y., on the 18th inst., by the Rev. Daniel Lord, Mortimer W. Belshew to Jenny E. Oxner.

Casey - Bellinger
May 27, 1858. May 20th, by the Rev. John W. Hanmond, James E. Casey, M.D. to Mary V.S. Bellinger, all of Mohawk.

Cook - Schuyler
January 19, 1860. At the house of the bride's father, Mohawk, N.Y., January 11th, by Rev. Charles D. Mott, John L. Cook, Jr. of Syracuse, N.Y. to Annette, daughter of Henry Schuyler.

Crine - Schall
September 25, 1862. At Mohawk, on the 17th inst., by the Rev. Daniel Lord, J. Henry Crine to Mary A. Schall.

Crim - Schall
October 9, 1862. At Mohawk, on the 17th ult., by Rev. Daniel Lord, J. Henry Crim to Mary A. Schall. [Note: probably a correction to the above.]

Quackenbush - Nebar
November 6, 1862. October 21st, John T. Quackenbush and Louisa Nebar of Mohawk.

DeGraff - Philips
October 21, 1869. At the residence of the bride's mother, Thursday, October 14th, by the Rev. A.M. Quick, Mr. Alfred DeGraff of Mohawk to Miss Anna, only daughter of the late Cornelius Philips of Florida, Montgomery County, N.Y.

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