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I enjoy reading the adventures of Vee Houseman on the Niagara County
rootsweb site and wanted to share a story of my own. Recently, Richard
Callard sent a message concerning Orleans County churches and I
"adopted" German Lutheran Church in Medina, now known as Trinity
Evangelical Lutheran Church, located on West Avenue.
I grew up in Newfane but attended Trinity as a child with my
grandparents. Grandma and Grandpa were married in the church, my
parents were married in this church, and I was baptized at Trinity. As
a teen, I remember looking through the guest registry and finding my
name signed in 1966 -- I was five years old.
As an adult, I developed a more lasting affection for this church.
While I was a member at Trinity during the 1980's, my grandmother and I
volunteered to restore the altar for the church. The altar, I believe,
was once the altar for Countyline Church in Yates. This altar was of an
ornate construction, painted white, and decorated with gold leaf.
Grandma and I worked for two weeks on this project. Together, we
restored the original beauty of this altar. We also talked, shared our
thoughts, and created together. I will forever cherish the memory.
Weeks after the work was completed, grandma and I sat in church one
Sunday, looking at the altar. I saw her tilt her head one way, then
another. I looked at the altar again. I said, "Grandma, do you think
we should have painted more gold leaf on those sections on each side?"
Grandma smiled and said,"I was just thinking the same thing."
Within the past year, I began working on my family genealogy. While I
search for the Eicks, the Schulers, the Wolters and the Schuners, I
fondly remember that it all began at German Lutheran Church in Medina.
My research indicates a family history with the church since it's
founding. Now, grandma and I will work together to provide Richard with
the history of German Lutheran Church. Imagine the fun we will have,
looking through the church's records! Do you have memories or
information you could share about this church or another?
Lancaster, New York
I am off on a two week vacation to Hawaii. Please hold off
sending any obits or questions until November 3rd or so. My partner,
Marge, will be available if you have a pressing matter. Any technical
difficulties with the website (hopefully there will be none) will have
to wait until my return. Be back at the old keyboard in no time!
Sharon A. Kerridge samk(a)mfi.net
Marge Goodrich Schultz marge(a)pcom.net
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Eleazer BAKER lived in Orleans Co NY from about 1828 until his death about 1837. His widow, Susan LOVE BAKER continued to live there until about 1849 when she went to Akron, OH with some of her children. The children were: Lester; Sophia; Alice; Joanna; Oscar; Albert; Adelia; and Darwin. The last four being born in Orleans Co NY. Some of the children settled in South Bend, IN by 1854. The family had previously lived in Oneida Co NY. I am looking for any information on Eleazer, such as his death and burial information. He was a successful sales commissioner in that part of NY, according to his son's obituary. Any clues are appreciated.
I have been looking through a microfilm of miscellaneous records from the
Orleans Co. Clerk's Office, 1825-1853 (FHL microfilm 0594441)--it's mostly
mortgage foreclosures and debt proceedings, but the first volume includes
quite a number of naturalization petitions; not of use to me, but such
great info! I jotted down the names and pages, and if anyone is interested
in any of these I will transcribe or photocopy. Most of them include at a
minimum place of birth, age or birthdate, and place and date of arrival in
the US. Virtually all of them were from Britain (England, Scotland, or
Ireland), and span the period 1825-1836.
Boulton, Wm J.
Burton, John S.
Sane (?), Thos.
Seaton (?), James
(Looking for Garrett, Pickel, and possibly Howland)
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(Regarding Jotham Warner and Esther Senter, the daughter of Thomas SENTER, who m. James Proctor)
Dear SENTER and WARNER listers, NewYorkers of Orleans and Delaware County,
and especially Dear Cousin Margaret and New Cousin Ellen,
I have a genealogy hunt that I've been on for a LONG TIME.
The Greele-Greeley book has a listing for one of my ancestors, a Rensaelaer Warner, who married an Anna Greeley. It says that Rensaelear is the son of Jotham Warner and Esther Senter.
That is the ONLY evidence I can find that Jotham Warner married an Esther Senter. There are at least seven references to them being married that I have documented, but each one, when tracked down, used the Greele-Greeley book as their source.
I have been lead to believe (OK, I'm chasing a pathetic fantasy!) that "my" Esther Senter may be the daughter of:
Thomas(3) Senter (Samuel(2), John(1)), b. May 4, 1753 Londonderry, NH d. Dec 25, 1834 Hudson, NH
m.1. Esther Greeley (dau of Ezekiel Greeley and Esther Lovewell)
m.2. Mercy Jackson
m.3. Eunice White
part of my basis is that Ezekiel Greeley and Esther Lovewell are the grandparents of the Anna Greeley I mentioned earlier. The families are now shown to be "linked", and I am trying, perhaps to hard, to "stretch" the link.
(1) Ezekiel Greeley m. Esther Lovewell
(2) Esther Greeley m. Thomas Senter
(3) Esther Senter m. Jotham Warner
(4) Rensaelaer Warner m. Anna Greeley (*)
(2) Noah Greeley m. Anna Powers
(3) Anna Greeley (* same as above)
The primary things standing in the way of assuming this is true are:
1) I have absolutley no proof that Jotham Warner ever married anyone named Esther Senter, including the absence of dates and the absence of places, save the one-line mention in the Greele-Greeley book. Rensaelaer is listed by that same book as being born in October 9, 1793,
in CT according to a later census. Jotham was born April 22, 1770 in Waterbury, CT.
2) It is well documented that Esther Senter was the wife of James Proctor, and the same source that lists Jotham Warner being married to an Esther Senter also lists 10 children for their union.
Can you help?
Is there any evidence in any of your data of a marriage of a Jotham Warner to an Esther Senter?
Does anyone have firm dates for the birth of Esther Senter, dau of Thomas & Esther? Or a firm date for her marriage to James Proctor? Or dates for the births of their children? (A manuscript from New Cousin Ellen lists her birth as "about 1778", and her marriage to James
Proctor as "about 1807" -- there is a note "may at one time moved to New York", but for all I know at this point I may have helped CAUSE that note!) (Cousin Margaret, I believe you mentioned back in March 2000 that you had these dates? Could I still get those?)
I am trying to find dates that will either document the POSSIBILITY that Esther may have married Jotham Warner young, and married James Proctor following his death, OR that would eliminate this Esther conclusively from possibility by putting her fixedly at another marriage
or pregnancy during or near 1793.
Does anyone have a death, location, or fixed place in time for Jotham Warner? He was born April 22, 1770 in Waterbury, CT. His FATHER, Enos, purchased a house in Harpersfield, Delaware County, NY in 1794. (The current owner Allan Knox, has the deed hanging above the
fireplace!) It is unknown whether Jotham was residing with Enos at that time or not. Jotham is listed on no census, although his son Rensaelaer shows up on the Delaware County census of 1810 in the home of Enos. What transpired between 1793 and 1810? I have no idea. Was
he raised in this home? Did he join his grandfather when he became a man? Unknown. The two, Enos and Rensaelaer, show up in 1820 in western New York:
Enos Warner and brother, Asa Warner listed in 1800 Delaware Co Census, pg. 1321
Enos Warner and brother, Asa Warner listed in 1810 Delaware Co Census, pg. 494
Enos, Philo, and Ranslear (I LOVE the creative spellings of that name) in 1820 Genesee Co, Ridgeway on pages 263 and 264.
Philo and Ransalire in 1830 Orleans Co Census, Yates pg. 114
Philo in 1850 Orleans Co, Yates, pg. 290
Philo and Renilaer in 1860 Orleans Co, Yates, pg. 735 & 736
Jasper, Rensselaer's son and my ancestor, is also listed in 1860 on 735.
Cemetary check of the Yates Center Cemetary shows:
Rensselaer Warner, b.1794, d.Aug 16, 1871, hus of Anna Greeley
Jotham Warner, b. May 30, 1818, d.Sep 7, 1844, son of Rensselaer Warner & AnnaGreeley
Philo Warner, b.Nov 13, 1790, d.Nov 26, 1868, hus of Sally & Sophia
Sally Warner, b.Aug 6, 1794, d.Mar 6, 1859, wife of Philo
16 OCT to 1 DEC I will be going to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, & Viet Nam.
I will shut down the 14th OCT.
Last time I took a trip I came back to 2,000 + E-mails
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANYTHING DURING THE TIME I WILL BE GONE.
Please do collect & save Newspaper Articles for the "Orleans County
In the meantime send Sharon - Obituaries.
CHURCH PROJECT - Church members please contact your church and ask for it's
You are going to be the biggest help to the project, just getting the
I am not going to ask the impossible, just to talk to the pastor and try to
get what you
can. We need to know when the Church was established, and are the older
there, Where did they go,ect. Because you are there and willing to talk to
the pastors is
a lot better than writing letters and more will be accomplished in shorter
Remember, I will Shut Down the 14th Oct thru 1 Dec 2001.
Richard CALLARD callard(a)dancris.com.
ANY BAD GUYS WHO READ THIS THE ALARMS ARE ON. AND THE NEIGHBORS WILL CALL
Last time someone wanted to get into the house, the cops were there about
the time he just got into the house, I love silent alarms.
After reading the census on the Orlean Web page, I found someone I was
Does anyone have easy access to the 1830 Census, Town of Clarendon? It lists
an Eli Farnham. I wonder what information is listed for him.
Also Jabez H. DAVIS, in the same town.
Thanks for any help you can give me.