Stone Arabia Cemetery drawing from 1907, from Barbara Massey who received it from Ellen Broat Garlock (her grandmother). This is a graphic and loads slowly, be patient.
Willard Kilts' Diary Contains lots of names from the area and antique postcards too! This was transcribed by Nancy Cioch.
This is the story of the many descendants of Johann Conrad Kilts, Emigrant to America, who arrived in Colonial New York about 1743.
"Conrad Kilts acquired land at Stone Arabia in 23 September 1743 from Adam Walrath (Schedule of Titles of the Stone Arabia Patent). Conraeth was a witness to the division of lot #20 between the Lutheran and Reformed congregation in Stone Arabia 27 March 1744 (Vosburgh's Transcription of the Stone Arabia Chbk.) Conradt Kults was naturalized 24 November 1750 (Scott & Stryker-Rodda, p. 41. Conrad Kilts and wife Zuzanna Margaretha sponsored Johannes Kilts in 1754 (Trinity Lutheran Churchbook, Stone Arabia). Coenrat Kitts and Peter Kells were freeholders at Stonerabie in 1763 (Albany Co. Freeholder)." MORE PALATINE FAMILIES, Henry Z. Jones, Jr. Universal City, CA. 1991)
In 13 generations, Johann Conrad Kilts has 6,438 descendants enumerated in this book. If you count spouses, too, there are 9,825 descendants listed.
This book is about 1,400 pages in length, printed in 2 volumes and includes an index. There are personal notes on many entries, giving available data as birth, baptismal and marriage records, military history, personal anecdotes, obituraries, occupation, education and more.
This book has been researched and written by Herman W. Witthoft, Sr., with the assistance of his wife, Doris, his dauther, Melissa, and his sisters, Florence L. Hulsizer and Martha A. Kopra.
Copies of the book are available, $40.00 (USA), plus $5.00 shipping (USA), or plus $15.00 shipping (Canada) from: Herman W. Witthoft, Sr., 141 Hudson Ave., Chatham, NY 12037 USA. Telephone: (518) 392-4544. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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