Hi Linda - thanks for the response.
There actually are two separate Follett families in the Batavia area.
The "other" group of Follett's include Oran Follett who was a publisher,
started the Follett Publishing Company of Sandusky, OH, published the
Lincoln-Douglas debates and was an early member of the Republican Party.
I believe they came to the US from England. My side is from Germany and
were originally farmers.
I was able to actually go to Batavia this spring and went through the
History Department's archives of newspapers. Found some great articles
about Christopher's brothers and sisters.
Regards - Dick
Linda Schmidt wrote:
the name of Follett was well known in the Batavia area -
Mr Follett was editor of the Republican Advocate for quite some time, in the
If you want more info along that line, check the online newspaper archives
for Batavia - as I know I've transcribed an obituary for him.
If you can't find it, let me know and I'll dig it out of my own files for
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dick Follett" <rlfollett(a)comcast.net>
To: "NY Wyoming Mailing List" <nywyomin(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 2:42 PM
Subject: [NYWYOMIN] Christopher FOLLETT \ Elizabeth ENGLE
> Hi - I am looking for information about my gg-grandfather and
> Christopher FOLLETT; b 1847, Germany; d 1883, Flint Michigan; buried
> St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia, NY
> Elizabeth ENGLE FOLLETT; b 1848, Rochester, NY; d 1926, Rochester, NY,
> buried next to Christopher
> Children: Edward (1869-1949), John (1872 born in Sheldon, Wyoming
> County, NY-1947), Frank (1874-1905),
> Mary (1876-1950), Lawrence (1879-1954) Herman
> Christopher immigrated to Batavia, NY about 1854, fought in the Civil
> War [I have both his military record and pension file], married
> Elizabeth on 19 Jan 1869 at the St. Cecelia Church in at Sheldon, NY,
> lived in Sheldon for a couple of years, moved to Michigan about 1870-1,
> died 1883 in Flint, MI. The family returned to Batavia, NY after his
> Christopher's brothers and sister are: Edward (1842-1918), Herman
> (1850-1929), Katherine (1844-1945). They lived in the
> Batavia/Rochester, NY area during their lives.
> Elizabeth's parents were John Engle [or Englebert] (b1833?-d?) and Mary
> Kibler (b1831?-d1890?). They may have been in Sheldon when she met
> Christopher. I also believe she may have visited her parents in 1872
> when my g-grandfather John was born.
> Christopher's parents were Andrew Follett (b?-d?) and Regina Bruster
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks - Dick Follett
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