In the early 18th century, only the very large churches were able to
maintain a pastor full time. There were many roving pastors who went from
church to church, often on a routine schedule, some under contract. The
following in from a book published as a much later date and covering a much
later period -- late 18th century. Because these pastors provided services
at multiple churches, often widely dispersed, researchers have to exercise
caution. For example: The children you mentioned as having been baptized at
Rhinebeck may have, in fact, been baptized in anpther Columbia County church
and registered in the Rhinebeck churchbook. Baptismal registers varied
widely and the accuracy and comprehensiveness also varied. In some cases but
not all, the records of baptisms notes the actual distant church in which
the baptism occured. To be really accurate, one would have to look at the
actual churchbook or an image of it. However, most of us have neither the
resources nor the time to visit these places nor the access to the actual
document. My advice is to to take transcriptions of these records with a
grain of salt. Personally, I usually record such baptisms as being recorded
in the chuchbook of the church of the transcription rather than state flat
out that they were baptized there. The following was taken from the book
"Christ's Lutheran Church, Woodstock, New York 1806-2006, Mark J. Anderson.
If that doesn't work try the below:
If all else fails do a google on "to the people of the church at Tarbush"
(including the quotes)
I just tried that last and it took me right to the paragraph you need to
"... From Smith's History of Rhinebeck...'Quitman's contract...required
to preach to the people of the Church of Rhinebeck (now stone
church)eighteen Sundays and three festival days...and to the people of the
church at Tarbush (now manor church... town of Livingston...), seven days
and one festival day..."
I hope this helped some.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 10:26 PM
Subject: [NYCOLUMB] Tarboush, Columbia County
Could some one please tell me something about the Village, or
of 'Tarboush', just where it is, or was, in the early 1700's, and later ?
I have a Johannes Schmidt, born 31 Aug 1736 in Tarboush, Columbia, NY.
who married Anna Barbara Kaufman, born abt 1736, NY. I haven't
found any information about Tarboush. I'm not certain where to start
looking for information about this family or where they might have been in
Columbia County. This couple had several children, who are baptised in St
Peters Lutheran Church, RDC, Rhinebeck.
Johann's parents were Jan Schmidt, b. abt 1696, and Rachael Wheeler,
b12 Mar 1718 in Kinderhook, NY
Any suggestions, or help, will be greatly appreciated. Thank you,
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