The Descendants of Johann Conrad Kilts
Emigrant to America
Genealogy of the Kilts Family

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Chapter 6, Generation 6, Part 2

130. Severinus (Sillenbach)6 SILLENBECK <See pg. 28> (Susanna5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born about 1788. He was the son of Gerhardt (Sillebach) SILLENBECK and Susanna Margaretha KILTS. He married Elizabeth DOCKSTADER. She was born about 1788.

Known children of Severinus (Sillenbach) SILLENBECK and Elizabeth DOCKSTADER are:

560. m i. John SILLENBECK, born 27 Nov 1802 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, christened 1802 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, died before 1808.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Trinity Lutheran Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Severinus Sillebach, Elizabet". Sponsors: "Samiel Ries, Catarina".
DEATH: Probably died young as he had a brother who was named John and born 1808. (DKM)

561. f ii. Lenah SILLENBACH, born 26 May 1804 in Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, christened 1804 in Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.

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BAPTISM: Recorded: Caughnawaga Reformed Church, Fonda, T-Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Suffrenus Syllabagh, Elizabeth Dockstader". Sponsors: "Frederck Dockstader, Lehah Syllabach".
+ 562. m iii. John Severinus SILLENBACH, born 14 Aug 1808 <See pg. 265>.
563. f iv. Betsy SILLENBACH, born 18 May 1814 in Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, christened 1814 in Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Caughnawaga Reformed Church, Fonda, T-Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Suffrenus Syllebach, Elizabeth Dockstader". Sponsors: None listed.

135. Adam6 Van DER WERKEN <See pg. 29> (Maria5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 4 Jul 1783 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, and was christened 13 Jul 1783 in Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY. He was the son of Albert Van DER WERKEN and Maria Elizabeth KILTS.

NOTES for Adam:

BAPTISM: Recorded: Caughnawaga Reformed Church, V-Fonda, T-Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY. Parents: "Albert V. De Werken, Maria Kills". Sponsors: "Godfrey Gondy, Eliz. Tilleback".

He married Catrina KILLS 21 Oct 1806 in Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. She was born about 1783.

NOTES for Catrina:

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Caughnawaga Reformed Church, V-Fonda, T-Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY USA. "Adam Van De Werke, Catrina Kiltz". No witnesses listed.

NOTE: David Kendall Martin says, "Her parentage is unknown."

Known children of Adam Van DER WERKEN and Catrina KILLS are:

564. f i. Maria Van DER WERKEN, born 28 Feb 1808 in NY, USA, christened 20 Mar 1808 in Minden, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Reformed Church, Fort Plain, T-Minden, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Sponsors: "Samuel Vrooman and wife Maria".
565. f ii. Elizabeth Van DER WERKEN, born 3 Feb 1813 in NY, USA, christened 30 Jan 1816 in Minden, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Reformed Church, Fort Plain, T-Minden, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Sponsors: "Jacob Fox, and wife Elizabeth".

137. Anna Mari (Mary)6 PICKLE <See pg. 30> (Johannes5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 1 Nov 1780 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, and was christened 12 Nov 1780 in Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY. She was the daughter of Johannes (John Pickle) KILTS and Magdalena SALTZMAN.

NOTES for Anna:

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church of Caughnawaga, Fonda, T-Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY. Parents: "Johannis Pickel & Madelena Salman". Sponsors: "Hannis Pickle & Anna Mari Pikkle".

RESIDENCE: Moved to Manlius, Onondaga Co., NY USA.

She married Michael WALTER about 1797. He was born about 1780.

Known children of Anna Mari (Mary) PICKLE and Michael WALTER are:

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566. m i. John WALTER, born 26 Sep 1797 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, christened 1797 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Trinity Lutheran Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Michel Walter, Maria". Sponsors: "Johannes Pickel, Magdalena".
567. f ii. Catarina WALTER, born 6 May 1800 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, christened 1800 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Trinity Lutheran Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Michel Walter, Maria". Sponsors: "John Pikel, Catarina Eberts".
568. f iii. Helena WALTER, born 1 Jul 1802 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, christened 1 Aug 1802 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Michael Walter, Maria Pickel". Sponsors: "John Saltzman, Grietje Hornung".

140. George6 PICKLE, Sr. <See pg. 30> (Johannes5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 21 Jun 1784 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY. He was the son of Johannes (John Pickle) KILTS and Magdalena SALTZMAN. George, Sr. died 21 Jun 1846, and was buried 23 Jun 1846 in Lincoln, Madison Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for George, Sr.:

MILITARY: Served under Capt. Sylvester Beecher in the 74th Regiment stationed Sackett's Harbor.

BURIAL: Clockville, T-Lincoln, Madison Co., NY USA. Has a War of 1812 grave marker.

He married Barbara [------?------] . She was born 1784. Barbara died 17 Jan 1856 in Clockville, Madison Co., NY, USA.

Known child of George PICKLE, Sr. and Barbara [------?------] is:

569. m i. George PICKLE, Jr., born about 1804.

141. Magdalena6 PICKLE <See pg. 30> (Johannes5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 6 Jun 1788 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY. She was the daughter of Johannes (John Pickle) KILTS and Magdalena SALTZMAN. Magdalena died 17 May 1850 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA.

NOTES for Magdalena:

MARRIAGE: # 2 - She married her brother-in-law, Jabez Durfee. Jabez had previously been married to (1) Electa Cranston.

She married (1) Edmond DURFEE about 1810. He was born 3 Oct 1788 in Tiverton, RI, USA. He was the son of Perry DURFEE and Anna SALISBURY. Edmond died 19 Nov 1845 in Yelrame, Lima, IL, USA.

NOTES for Edmond:

CHURCH AFFILIATION: He was a Mormon and was murdered for his Mormonism at Yelrame near Lima, IL, 19 November 1845.

Known children of Magdalena PICKLE and Edmond DURFEE are:

570. f i. Martha DURFEE, born 17 Nov 1811 in Lenox, Madison Co., NY, USA.

571. m ii. Tammar DURFEE, born 6 Mar 1813.

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572. m iii. Edmund DURFEE, born 4 Sep 1814. RESIDENCE: In 1837 he moved to Caldwell Co., MO USA.
573. f iv. Dolly DURFEE, born 8 Mar 1816. RESIDENCE: By 1843 she was living in Yelrame, IL USA.
574. m v. John DURFEE, born 31 Jan 1818.
575. f vi. Lana (Delana) DURFEE, born 14 Feb 1820.
576. m vii. William DURFEE, born 15 Sep 1822.
577. m viii. Ephraim DURFEE, born 1 Jun 1824.
578. m ix. Abraham DURFEE, born 14 Nov 1826.
579. m x. Henry DURFEE, born 1827.
580. m xi. Jabez DURFEE, born 10 May 1828.
581. f xii. Mary DURFEE, born 21 Mar 1830.
582. m xiii. Nephi DURFEE, born 22 Jul 1835.

Magdalena married (2) Jabez DURFEE 21 Jan 1846. He was born about 1790. He was the son of Perry DURFEE and Anna SALISBURY. Jabez died Apr 1867 in White Cloud, Iowa, USA.

Jabez also married (2) Electa CRANSTON. She was born about 1790. Electa died 1834 in Independence, MO, USA.

145. Margaret (Peggy)6 PICKLE <See pg. 30> (Johannes5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born about 1795 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Johannes (John Pickle) KILTS and Magdalena SALTZMAN. She married Conrad N. KILTS, Jr. (See number 210). He was born 29 Aug 1789 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, and was christened 1789 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Conrad N. KILTS and Anna Elizabeth (Anna Sarth) SARET. Conrad, Jr. died 1819/1820.

NOTES for Conrad, Jr.:

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. John's Reformed Church, St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Conrad Killsz, von Canajoh; Castle, and Elisabeth Killsz, geb: Cerf". Sponsors: "Niclaus Killsz, Eva Killsz".

MILITARY: Conrad was a Private in Bucher's Company which fought at Sacketts Harbor in the War of 1812 (Tuttle & DKM).

CHURCH AFFILIATION: In 1812 he was a subscriber to the Dutch Church at Clockville, Madison Co., NY USA (Tuttle & DKM).

REAL ESTATE: Conrad bought 18 acres of Lot 20 at Clockville from his father July 30, 1818, and sold them to A. Bucher Nov. 18, 1818, along with another 10 acres of Lot 20 on Aug. 14, 1819.

CHILDREN: David Kendall Martin lists Margaret as the only child. Milford Decker has 4 more: Arilla, Clare, Mirna, and Dandette.

Harlan Kilts questions whether the last three children belong to this family. (Who is correct? HWW)

Known children of Margaret (Peggy) PICKLE and Conrad N. KILTS, Jr. are:

+ 583. f i. Margaret KILTS, born about 1819/1820 <See pg. 266>.
584. f ii. Arilla KILTS, born about 1822. She married ________ GOFF. He was born about 1822.
585. f iii. Clare KILTS, born about 1824.

586. f iv. Mirna KILTS, born about 1826.

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587. f v. Dandette KILTS, born about 1828.

147. Peter6 PICKLE <See pg. 31> (Johannes5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 6 May 1799 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Johannes (John Pickle) KILTS and Magdalena SALTZMAN. Peter died 24 Feb 1870 in Hornell, Steuben Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Peter:

RESIDENCES: About 1827/30 he moved from Clockville to Middlesex, Yates Co., NY, where he bought 60 acres on Canandaigua Lake. From there he moved to Hornell, Steuben Co., NY, in 1840/46.

He married (1) Mary ROUSE 11 Jul 1819. She was born 2 Jun 1802. She was the daughter of John ROUSE and Susanna BOYER. Mary died 29 Jan 1836 in Middlesex, NY, USA.

Known children of Peter PICKLE and Mary ROUSE are:

588. m i. Benjamin PICKLE, born 18 Oct 1821, died 6 Oct 1836.
589. f ii. Lucy PICKLE, born 19 Jan 1823.
590. f iii. Lucinda PICKLE, born 26 Jan 1825. She married John CONDERMAN. He was born about 1825. Notes for Lucinda:
RESIDENCE: Moved to Winnecone, Wisconsin.
591. f iv. Elizabeth PICKLE, born 24 Sep 1826.
+ 592. m v. Henry H. PICKLE, born 27 Mar 1829, died 1894 <See pg. 266>.
593. f vi. Harriet PICKLE, born 27 Feb 1831.
594. f vii. Almira PICKLE, born 25 Mar 1833. She married ________ MILLER. He was born about 1833. Almira died 5 Oct 1863.
Peter married (2) Clarissa CLARK 6 Dec 1846. She was born about 1826. She was the daughter of Lewis CLARK. Clarissa died 22 Jul 1852.

Known children of Peter PICKLE and Clarissa CLARK are:

595. m viii. George L. PICKLE, born 1 Oct 1847.
596. f ix. Lucy Ann PICKLE, born 6 Apr 1849.
597. m x. Abram (Abraham) H. PICKLE, born 15 Oct 1850.

150. Johannes6 Van DER WERKEN <See pg. 32> (Anna5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 8 Aug 1781 in German Flatts, Herkimer Co., NY, and was christened 18 Aug 1781 in German Flatts, Herkimer Co., NY. He was the son of Thomas Van DER WERKEN, Dr. and Anna KILTS. Johannes died 30 Jan 1865 in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, and was buried 1865 in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Johannes:

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, German Flatts, Herkimer Co., NY. Parents: "Thomas Van Den Wercken, Anna". Sponsors: "Johannes Gieltz, Elisabeth".

DEATH: Aged 84yrs 9dys.

BURIAL: Red Bird Cemetery, T-Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY USA.

He married Magdalena Marie (Pickert) PICKARD 30 Nov 1801. She was born 25 Dec 1785. She was the daughter of Johannes PICKERT and Marie Margaret GERLACH. Magdalena died 24 Dec 1865 in Chautauqua Co., NY, USA, and was buried 1865 in Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Magdalena:

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BIRTH: I have 2 conflicting birth dates; one from Elaine Liepshutz as 22 August 1784, and another from another source, DKM, as 25 Dec 1785. Which is correct? (HWW)

BURIAL: Red Bird Cemetery, T-Gerry, Chautauqua Co., NY USA.

Known children of Johannes Van DER WERKEN and Magdalena Marie (Pickert) PICKARD are:

598. f i. Margaret Van DERWERKER, born about 1808.
+ 599. m ii. John Van DERWERKER, born 30 Apr 1810, died 9 Jul 1875 <See pg. 267>.
600. m iii. Adam Van DERWERKER, born about 1812.
+ 601. m iv. James Van DERWERKER, born 1818, died 1894 <See pg. 267>.
602. m v. Oliver Van DERWERKER, born about 1820.

151. Peggy6 Van DER WERKEN <See pg. 32> (Anna5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born about 1783. She was the daughter of Thomas Van DER WERKEN, Dr. and Anna KILTS.

NOTES for Peggy:

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. "Alexander Greggs, Peggy Van Der Wercken". Witnesses: None listed.

NOTE: Peggy is shown as a daughter of Thomas at her admission 27 October 1804 to membership in the Stone Arabia Reformed Church. (DKM)

She married Alexander GRIGGS 16 Jan 1802 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. He was born about 1783.

NOTES for Alexander:

SURNAME: Greggs in marriage register and Griggs in baptismal register.

Known child of Peggy Van DER WERKEN and Alexander GRIGGS is:

603. f i. Jane GRIGGS, born 29 Mar 1803 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, christened 24 Aug 1803 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Alexander Griggs, Peggy Kern". Sponsors: "Abr'm Van Deusen, Peggy Williams".

152. Johannes6 KELTS <See pg. 32> (Nicholas5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 6 Aug 1788 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, and was christened 1788 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Nicholas KILTS and Anna (Hannah) [------?------] . Johannes died 24 Feb 1873 in Deerfield, Tioga Co., PA, USA.

NOTES for Johannes:

BAPTISM: Recorded: Trinity Lutheran Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Nicolaus Keltsch, Anna". Sponsors: "Johannes Keltsch, Elisabeth Lepper".

He married (1) Abigail BUTTON about 1809. She was born about 1795. She was the daughter of Peter BUTTON. Abigail died about 1836.

Known children of Johannes KELTS and Abigail BUTTON are:

604. f i. Jerusha KELTS, born 25 Sep 1810. She married Seth S. RUMSEY about 1828. He was born 30 May 1805 in Hartwick, Otsego Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Jeremiah RUMSEY and Asenath DOUD. Seth died 24 Apr 1880 in Sullivan, Tioga Co., NY, USA, and was buried 27 Apr 1880 in Sullivan, Tioga Co., NY, USA.

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Notes for Seth:
OCCUPATION: Shoemaker and farmer.
BURIAL: Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, T-Sullivan, Tioga Co., NY USA.
Jerusha died 25 Aug 1863 in Sullivan, Tioga Co., NY, USA, and was buried 28 Aug 1863 in Sullivan, Tioga Co., NY, USA. Notes for Jerusha:
DEATH: Mansfield, T-Sullivan, Tioga Co., NY USA.
BURIAL: Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, T-Sullivan, Tioga Co., NY USA.
605. f ii. Mary Ann KELTS, born Jul 1812. She married Cyprian EASTMAN. He was born 12 Jan 1812. Cyprian died 17 Dec 1876, and was buried in Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., NY, USA. Notes for Cyprian:
OCCUPATION: Shoemaker, mail carrier and farmer.
Mary died 21 Jan 1901, and was buried in Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., NY, USA.
606. m iii. Sovrinus KELTS, born 6 Dec 1814. He married Susan MIDDAUGH 27 Aug 1837. She was born about 1815. She was the daughter of Joseph MIDDAUGH and Sarah [------?------] . Sovrinus died 24 Apr 1902 in Richmond, Tioga Co., NY, USA.
607. m iv. Edgar A. KELTS, born Aug 1819. He married (1) Jane TREMAINE about 1841. She was born about 1819. Edgar married (2) Martha [------?------] 25 Sep 1872; they divorced. She was born about 1847. Notes for Martha:
DIVORCE: She left Edgar 24 August 1886 and petitioned for divorce in the Court of Common Pleas 15 August 1891. Edgar died 8 Feb 1903 in Lawrenceville, Tioga Co., NY, USA. Notes for Edgar:
NOTES: The Tioga County Court records also show that on 22 March 1849 Edgar obtained a pardon from the Governor of Pennsylvania for his 1847 conviction of having stolen four chickens. (DKM)
The 1900 census shows Edgar as a divorced laborer renting his home.
608. m v. Jacob KELTS, born 1820. He married Ann T. TURNER 22 Jan 1846. She was born 15 Oct 1829 in Westfield, PA, USA. Ann died 16 Aug 1913 in Westfield, PA, USA, and was buried 19 Aug 1913 in Westfield, PA, USA. Jacob died 7 Dec 1908 in Presho, Steuben Co., NY, USA, and was buried in Westfield, PA, USA. Notes for Jacob:
DEATH: Presko near Lindley, Steuben Co., NY USA.
609. m vi. John KELTS, born about 1822. He married Hannah SEELEY 29 Aug 1844. She was born 21 Sep 1825. She was the daughter of Eleaser SEELEY and Mary CONNAUT. Hannah also married (2) August WOODBURY 19 Jun 1871. He was born about 1822. Hannah died 6 Oct 1911 in Knoxville, PA, USA. John died Sep 1868. Notes for John:

OCCUPATION: Cabinet maker.

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RESIDENCE: Knoxville; Deerfield Township, PA

ORGANIZATIONS: In 1859 he was elected to the Knoxville Town Council and in1862 served as a school director for Knoxville Boro, PA USA. (DKM)

610. m vii. William Findley KILTS, born about 1824. He married (1) Theresa PERRY 5 Oct 1847. She was born about 1824. Notes for Theresa:
RESIDENCE: Steuben Co., NY USA.
William married (2) Nancy [------?------] about 1860. She was born about 1822 in NY, USA. Notes for William:
RESIDENCE: Towanda, Bradford Co., PA; Hornellsville, Steuben Co., NY USA.
OCCUPATION: railroad car inspector; an express manager and a watchman.
611. m viii. Horace KILTS, born 17 Mar 1831. He married (1) Catharine SCRANTON 26 Sep 1852 in Deerfield, Tioga Co., PA, USA. She was born about 1835. She was the daughter of Samuel SCRANTON and Catharine [------?------] . Catharine died 4 Jan 1905 in Knoxville, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Horace married (2) Mariah WAGNER. She was born about 1831 in Ulysses, Tompkins Co., NY, USA. Mariah died before 1920. Horace died 27 Nov 1920 in Knoxville, PA, USA.
Johannes married (2) Susan [------?------] about 1843. She was born about 1788.
Susan also married (1) Stephen BURLINGAME. He was born 18 Apr 1797. Stephen died 19 Aug 1885.

153. Petrus6 KELTS <See pg. 32> (Nicholas5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 12 Aug 1792 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened 9 Jun 1793 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Nicholas KILTS and Anna (Hannah) [------?------] . Petrus died 16 Jan 1879 in Covington, PA, USA.

NOTES for Petrus:

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Nicolaus Kels, Anna". Sponsors: "Hermanus Gerlach, Dorothea Gerlach".

He married Sarah (Sally) PUTNAM 1 Jan 1818. She was born 19 Jul 1794 in Langdon, NH, USA. She was the daughter of Elijah PUTNAM and Lucy REDINGTON. Sarah died Jan 1890 in Covington, Tioga Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Sarah:

OBITUARY: The Wellsboro REPUBLICAN for 5 February 1890 stated that Mrs. S.P. Kelts left 8 children, 31 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Known children of Petrus KELTS and Sarah (Sally) PUTNAM are:

612. f i. Jane KELTS, born 6 Dec 1818 in Covington, Tioga Co., NY, USA. She married Valorus O. SPENCER 3 Jun 1839. He was born 30 Aug 1812. He was the son of Amos SPENCER and Sophia [------?------] . Valorus died 24 Sep 1895 in Lake Worth, FL, USA. Notes for Valorus:
RESIDENCE: T-Richmond, Ontario Co., NY USA.
OCCUPATION: Miller, joiner, and millwright.

ORGANIZATION: Odd Fellows Lodge. Jane died 18 May 1903 in Palm Beach, FL, USA. Notes for Jane:

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RESIDENCE: T-Richmond, Ontario Co., NY; Mansfield, Tioga Co., NY USA.
613. m ii. Israel P. (Putnam?) KELTS, born about 1821 in NY, USA. He married Hannah LOCKWOOD 27 Mar 1848. She was born about 1821 in NY, USA. Notes for Israel:
OCCUPATION: Lumberman and farmer.
614. m iii. Charles R. KELTS, born about 1824. He married Martha M. HYATT before 1858. She was born 1 Jun 1834. She was the daughter of Eddy HYATT and Orpha WILSON. Martha died 16 Dec 1905. Notes for Charles:
OCCUPATION: Joiner, millwright and carpenter.
RESIDENCE: Oswego Twp., Potter Co., PA.
615. m iv. John R. KELTS, born about 1828. He married Ophelia [------?------] about 1861. She was born 1837. Notes for John:
RESIDENCE: Ridgeway Twp.; Fox Twp., both in Fox Co., PA USA.
616. m v. George W. KELTS, born 27 Jul 1831. He married Julia L. LOCKWOOD 3 Jun 1857. She was born about 1831. George died 11 May 1893, and was buried in Covington, PA, USA. Notes for George:
MILITARY: He served almost three years during the Civil War in the 152nd Pennsylvania Artillery. (DKM)
BIOGRAPHICAL: In 1883 he was an Assistant Town Assessor. (DKM)
ORGANIZATION: Member of the Odd Fellow organization. (DKM)
BURIAL: Gray Cemetery, Covington Borough, PA USA.
617. f vi. Anna L. KELTS, born about 1834. She married Edward R. MEEKER before 1870. He was born about 1832 in NY, USA. Notes for Edward:
OCCUPATION: Sawyer and lumberman
MILITARY: He served four years in the Civil War and reached the rank of sergeant in S Company, 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry. (DKM)
Anna died after 1890. Notes for Anna:
OCCUPATION: School teacher.
618. f vii. Lucy A. KELTS, born about 1838.
+ 619. m viii. O(liver?) Perry KELTS, born about 1839 <See pg. 267>.

155. Hannah6 KELTS <See pg. 32> (Nicholas5, Johannes4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 4 May 1797 in NY, USA. She was the daughter of Nicholas KILTS and Anna (Hannah) [------?------] . Hannah died 2 Oct 1871 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA, and was buried 5 Oct 1871 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA.

NOTES for Hannah:

BURIAL: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.

TOMBSTONE: Aged 74 years 4 months 28 days

She married John F. HART. He was born 3 Jul 1786 in Harrisburg, PA, USA. He was the son of George HART and Magdelena SCHAPPERT. John died 20 Jan 1870 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA, and was buried 1870 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA.

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NOTES for John:

BURIAL: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA

TOMBSTONE: Aged 83 years 6 months 17 days.

OBITUARY: AGITATOR newspaper, dated 2 February 1870: (DKM) JOHN F. HART

John F. Hart, Esq., aged 83 years 6 months and 17 days, died on the 20th of Jan. 1870. The subject of this notice was born in Harrisburg, Pa. In an early day with his father, he wended his way through the wilderness, to the valley of the Tioga River, near Lawrenceville. Subsequently Mr. Hart, in the year 1820 removed from the Tioga valley, to Liberty Township, at which place he has been a worthy citizen up until the time of his death.

Known children of Hannah KELTS and John F. HART are:

620. m i. Charles Cochrane HART, born 14 May 1811 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. He married Rachael SPRINGER 1 Jun 1854. She was born 21 Feb 1834. Rachael died 16 Oct 1908 in Blossburg, and was buried Oct 1908 in Liberty, Tioga Co., NY, USA. Notes for Rachael:
BURIED: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., NY USA.
Charles died 1916, and was buried 1916 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Charles:
BURIED: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.
621. f ii. Mary Ann HART, born 22 May 1818 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. She married Ira WILSON. He was born 7 Mar 1819. Ira died 8 Jan 1894 in Hamilton, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Mary died 8 Nov 1892 in Hamilton, Tioga Co., PA, USA, and was buried 11 Nov 1892 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Mary:
BURIAL: Buried with her parents in Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.
622. f iii. Magdalena (Lany) HART, born 8 Aug 1820 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. She married John LLOYD. He was born 7 Mar 1819. John died 8 Jan 1894. Magdalena died 8 Nov 1892 in Hamilton, Tioga Co., PA, USA, and was buried 11 Nov 1892 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Magdalena:
DEATH: Morris Run, T-Hamilton, Tioga Co., PA USA.
BURIAL: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.
623. m iv. George W. HART, born 10 Oct 1822 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. He married Amy [------?------] . She was born 23 Oct 1822. Amy died 1 Apr 1898 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA, and was buried 4 Aug 1898 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Amy:
BURIAL: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.
George died 29 Jul 1890, and was buried 1 Aug 1890 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for George:
MILITARY: Civil War. Was a private in A Co. 171st Pa. Infantry. (DKM)

DEATH: His death by his own gun was ruled an accident by the coroner's jury.

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BURIAL: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.
624. f v. Sussanah HART, born 8 Jan 1825 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. She married Elijah CALLIHAN. He was born about 1825.
625. f vi. Jane Elizabeth HART, born 10 May 1827 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. She married Henry Stump ARCHER 1846. He was born 9 May 1811. He was the son of Robert ARCHER and Mary STUMP. Henry died 12 Mar 1889, and was buried 15 Mar 1889 in Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Henry:
OCCUPATION: County Register and Recorder, 1860-66 and Surveyor 1872-89. (DKM)
BURIAL: Cemetery at Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA USA.
Jane died 3 Aug 1904 in Scranton, PA, USA, and was buried 6 Aug 1904 in Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Jane:
BURIAL: Cemetery at Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA USA.
626. m vii. Henry M. HART, born 14 Jun 1829 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. He married Mary Ann SPRINGER 19 Apr 1849. She was born 14 Jun 1832. She was the daughter of ________ SPRINGER. Mary died 16 Oct 1908 in Morris, PA, USA. Henry died 15 Oct 1898 in Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Henry:
OCCUPATION: Carpenter and joiner.
MILITARY: Civil War; served from February 1864 to 27 June 1865 in G Co. 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry. (DKM)
DEATH: Suicide
627. m viii. Charles Cochrane HART, born 16 May 1831 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. He married Rachel SPRINGER. She was born 21 Feb 1834. She was the daughter of ________ SPRINGER. Rachel died 16 Oct 1908, and was buried 19 Oct 1908 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Rachel:
BURIAL: With her husband in Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.
Charles died 1916, and was buried 1916 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Charles: OCCUPATION: Farmer.
MILITARY: Civil War; served in A Co. 171st and 103rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
BURIAL: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.
628. m ix. John HART, born 24 Jun 1833 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. He married Hannah WELTIE Sep 1855. She was born 30 Sep 1835. She was the daughter of Frederick WELTIE and Mary Ann MILLER. Hannah died Jun 1924 in Blossburg, and was buried in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Hannah:
BURIAL: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.

John died 13 Aug 1912.

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629. m x. Chester HART, born 15 Mar 1835 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA, christened 1837. He married Mary E. [------?------] . She was born 1835. Mary died 1912, and was buried 1912 in Wellsboro, PA, USA. Chester died 1917, and was buried 1917 in Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA, USA.
630. m xi. Ira Maynard HART, born 3 Feb 1836 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. He married Josephine [------?------] . She was born Nov 1845. Josephine died 1934, and was buried 1934 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Josephine:
BURIAL: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.
Ira died 4 Mar 1915 in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY, USA, and was buried 8 Mar 1915 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Ira:
BURIAL: With his parents in Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.
631. m xii. Alfred HART, born about 1837 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. He married (1) Mary Jane CASS. She was born about 1843. She was the daughter of Martin CASS and Martha [------?------] . Mary died 3 May 1864, and was buried 6 May 1864 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Mary:
BURIAL: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.
TOMBSTONE: Aged 21 years 4 monthw 17 days.
Alfred married (2) Alice J. MIDDAUGH. She was born about 1837. Alfred died 28 Aug 1890 in Oregon Hill, Lycoming Co., PA, USA, and was buried 31 Aug 1890 in Liberty, Tioga Co., PA, USA. Notes for Alfred:
OCCUPATION: Blacksmith in Liberty and Morris Twp., Tioga Co.. and finally in Oregon Hill, Lycoming Co., PA USA
NEWSPAPER: (DKM) BLOSSBURG ADVERTISER, Fri., 22 Aug 1890:
The circumstances surrounding Alfred Hart's death sold Tioga County newspapers for weeks. On Tuesday, August 7, 1890, Alfred Hart was arrested and jailed persuant to a warrant issued by a Justice of the Peace, based on Mr. Hart's neighbor's Mortimer Rude's complaint that he thought Mr. Hart had poisoned two of Mr. Rude's cows by Paris green on July 31st. A few days later he posted bond, was freed, and was reported to have attempted to shoot Mr. Rude and an Oregon Hill merchant, but "fortunately the cartidges missed fired in both cases." Mr. Hart then went upstairs to his room across the street, slit his throat, and jumped out the window. While awaiting his death, the newspapaers published increasingly lurid and elaborate accounts of his actions and various "confessions", alleged to include the poisoning of cows as well as the murder of a peddler a year before. The day of the supposed attempted shooting, and of Mr. Hart's attemped suicide, "Mrs. Alice Hart appeared before Justice Schopp and swore out a warrant for assault and battery against Mrs. Eugene Hager..."

NEWSPAPER: AGITATOR, 26 August 1890: Since Mr. Hart had severed his windpipe and gullet, he was unable to talk or eat. The incident took place Saturday, August 16th; a physician arrived the afternoon of the next day. The defendant was discharged August 25. (Quarterly Sessions Docket of D. W. Reynard, No. 42, August Sessions, 1890). Alfred Hart died 28 August 1890. One correspondent reported, "...the trouble started some time ago in a lawsuit involving twenty-five cents, in which Hart, the prosecutor, was beaten and had to pay the costs..."

BURIAL: With his parents in Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Liberty, Tioga Co., PA USA.

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157. George P.6 SNELL <See pg. 33> (Anna5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 11 Feb 1793 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, and was christened 17 Feb 1793 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Peter George SNELL and Anna Maria KILTS. George died 2 Nov 1865 in Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY, USA, and was buried 5 Nov 1865 in Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for George:

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Churh, St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Peter G. Snel of Palatine and Maria Snel". Sponsors: "Jacob Snell and Susanna Killsz".

MILITARY: War of 1812.

BURIAL: Old Theresa Cemetery, Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY USA.

He married Elizabeth SNELL 25 Feb 1816 in Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY, USA. She was born 2 Jun 1797 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Jacob J. SNELL and Elizabeth TIMMERMAN. Elizabeth died 16 Jul 1879 in Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY, USA, and was buried 19 Jul 1879 in Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Elizabeth:

MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY USA. "Georgius Schnell, sn of Peter and Elisabetha Snell, dau of Jacob". Witnesses: "Joanne Merckel & Joseph Loucks".

BURIAL: Old Theresa Cemetery, T-Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY USA.

Known children of George P. SNELL and Elizabeth SNELL are:

632. f i. Catherine SNELL, born 25 Sep 1816 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, christened 30 Sep 1816 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. She married Nelson GOODRICH 23 Sep 1838. He was born 1816 in Denmark, Lewis Co., NY, USA. Notes for Catherine:
BAPTISM: Recorded: Trinity Lutheran Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Georg Schnell, Elisabet". Sponsors: "Peter G. Schnell and wife, Maria".
RESIDENCE: T-Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY USA.
633. f ii. Delelah SNELL, born 28 Jul 1818, christened 13 Sep 1818 in Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, died 29 Aug 1839.
BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Herkimer, Herkimer Co., NY USA. Parents: "Georg Schnell jr and Elisabetha Schell". Sponsors: "David & Catharina Schnell".
634. f iii. Elizabeth SNELL, born 28 Oct 1821, died 30 Jul 1823.
+ 635. m iv. Moses SNELL, born 13 Nov 1823, died 13 May 1864 <See pg. 267>.
+ 636. m v. Amos SNELL, born 13 Oct 1825, died 13 Jan 1895 <See pg. 268>.
637. f vi. Mary Ann SNELL, born 16 Oct 1827, died 15 Jun 1852.
MARRIAGE: Unmarried

+ 638. m vii. Jeremiah SNELL, born 29 Jun 1829, died 27 Sep 1862 <See pg. 268>.

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639. m viii. Nelson SNELL, born 25 Mar 1833. He married Rosette CHERRY 25 Feb 1863. She was born about 1833. Nelson died 6 Dec 1867, and was buried 9 Dec 1867 in Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY, USA. Notes for Nelson:
BURIAL: Buried with his parents, Old Theresa Cemetery, T-Theresa, Jefferson Co., NY USA.
640. f ix. Gertrude SNELL, born 21 Mar 1835. She married Philo Milton SOPER 5 Oct 1854. He was born 8 Oct 1834. He was the son of Schuyler SOPER and Maryette WOODWARD. Philo died 2 Jun 1902. Gertrude died 18 Apr 1919.
641. f x. Margaret SNELL, born 2 Mar 1840, died 28 May 1840.

159. Joshua6 SNELL <See pg. 33> (Anna5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 25 Feb 1798. He was the son of Peter George SNELL and Anna Maria KILTS. Joshua died 16 May 1878 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, and was buried 18 May 1878 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Joshua:

DEATH: Snells Bush, Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY USA.

WILL: Dated 11 May 1869: "to son Adam J. a farm in Jefferson County, to son Joshua the homestead farm in Lot 5 of the Snell-Zimmerman Patent and half a lot near Inghams Mills, to son David the Frederick Snell farm and the Schall farm, to son Myron a farm in Jefferson County." (DKM)

BURIAL: Snells Bush Church Cemetery, Snells Bush, T-Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: Aged 80 years 2 months 21 days.

He married Nancy SNELL. She was born 13 Oct 1807 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Frederick F. SNELL and Margaret SHAFFER. Nancy died 27 Nov 1866 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, and was buried 29 Nov 1866 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Nancy:

BURIAL: Snells Bush Church Cemetery, Snells Bush, T-Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: Aged 59 years 1 month 14 days.

Known children of Joshua SNELL and Nancy SNELL are:

642. f i. Mary SNELL, born 30 Jan 1827. She married Gideon FLANDERS 12 Jun 1851. He was born 6 Mar 1820. He was the son of Peter A. FLANDERS and Margaretha REESE. Gideon died 20 Jan 1892 in Rodman, Jefferson Co., NY, USA. Mary died 5 Jun 1905 in Rodman, Jefferson Co., NY, USA.
+ 643. m ii. Adam J. SNELL, born 22 Feb 1828 <See pg. 269>.
644. f iii. Margaret SNELL, born 1 Feb 1830, died 21 Oct 1836, and was buried 23 Oct 1836 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA.
BURIAL: With her parents in Snells Bush Church Cemetery, Snells Bush, T-Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY USA.
645. f iv. Anna SNELL, born 8 Jan 1832, died 13 Apr 1839 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, and was buried 15 Apr 1839 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Buried with her parents in the Snells Bush Cemetery, Snells Bush, T-Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY USA.

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646. f v. Catharine SNELL, born 24 Mar 1834. She married Walter BELLINGER. He was born 28 Oct 1834. Walter died 15 Aug 1877, and was buried 17 Aug 1877 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. Notes for Walter:
BURIAL: St. Johnsville Cemetery, St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., NY USA.
Catharine died 28 Dec 1910 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, and was buried 1911 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. Notes for Catharine:
BURIAL: St. Johnsville Cemetery, St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., NY USA.
647. f vi. Elizabeth SNELL, born 1834.
NOTE: Not certain that her givne name was Elizabeth.
648. f vii. Amy SNELL, born 1837, died 20 Sep 1908 in St. Johnsville, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, and was buried 22 Sep 1908 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA.
MARRIAGE: Unmarried.
BURIAL: Snells Bush Church Cemetery, Snells Bush, T-Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY USA.
649. m viii. George W. SNELL, born 16 Jun 1839, died 16 Mar 1860, and was buried 18 Mar 1860 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA.
BURIAL: Snells Bush Church Cemetery, Snells Bush, T-Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY USA.
+ 650. m ix. Joshua SNELL, born 4 Nov 1841, died 13 Mar 1923 <See pg. 269>.
+ 651. m x. David SNELL, born 23 Jan 1845, died 25 Jan 1903 <See pg. 269>.
+ 652. m xi. Myron SNELL, born 23 May 1848, died 18 May 1930 <See pg. 270>.

160. Adam Peter6 SNELL <See pg. 33> (Anna5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 15 Mar 1804. He was the son of Peter George SNELL and Anna Maria KILTS. Adam died 15 Jun 1825 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, and was buried 18 Jun 1825 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Adam:

BURIAL: Snells Bush Reformed Church Cemetery, Snells Bush, T-Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: Aged 21 years 3 months. Date of birth, calculated by genealogy program, Personal Ancestral file, is 15 March 1804. (HWW)

He married Mary LIPE (See number 318) 9 Feb 1823. She was born about 1805. She was the daughter of Casper J. LIPE and Maria (Mary) SNELL.

NOTES for Mary:

NOTE: Mary probably married again after her husband Adam P. Snell's death 15 June 1825 at age 21 yrs, 3 mos, but husband's name or any children is not known. (HWW)

Known child of Adam Peter SNELL and Mary LIPE is:

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653. m i. Casper SNELL, born Dec 1823 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, died 27 May 1825 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, and was buried 29 May 1825 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA.
BURIAL: Snells Bush Church Cemetery, Snells Bush, T-Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY USA, with his father.
TOMBSTONE: Aged 1 yr 5 mos.

161. Mary6 SNELL <See pg. 33> (Anna5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 1807/1808 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Peter George SNELL and Anna Maria KILTS. Mary died 17 Mar 1876 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA, and was buried 20 Mar 1876 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Mary:

BURIAL: La Fargeville Cemetery, T-Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY USA.

She married Lansing SNELL 1833. He was born 27 Mar 1806 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Jacob J. SNELL and Elizabeth TIMMERMAN. Lansing died 13 Mar 1891 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA, and was buried 16 Mar 1891 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Lansing:

MILITARY: Civil War; Capt. in the 186th Reg. Infantry, Co. E.

BURIAL: La Fargeville Cemetery, T-Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY USA.

Known children of Mary SNELL and Lansing SNELL are:

654. f i. Amelia SNELL, born about 1831 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA. She married ________ GIGRICH. He was born about 1831.
+ 655. f ii. Mary Catherine SNELL, born 1833, died 23 Sep 1864 <See pg. 271>.
656. f iii. Rhoda SNELL, born 30 Apr 1834 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, died 19 May 1835 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA, and was buried 22 May 1835 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA.
DEATH: Aged 1 year 19 days
BURIAL: Snells Bush Church Cemetery, T-Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY USA.
657. m iv. Horace SNELL, born 2 Feb 1836 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA, died 29 Mar 1857 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA, and was buried 1 Apr 1857 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA.
BURIAL: Buried with his parents, La Fargeville Cemetery, T-Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY USA.
658. f v. Nancy SNELL, born 1838 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA. She married William HOSE. He was born about 1833. William also married (1) Mary Catherine SNELL (See number 655). She was born 1833 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Lansing SNELL and Mary SNELL. William died, and was buried in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA. Notes for William:

BURIAL: La Fargeville, Cemetery, T-Orleans Jefferson Co., NY USA. His name is not on the monument.

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Nancy died 1925, and was buried 1925 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA.
659. m vi. Peter SNELL, born about 1840 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA. He married Peter's WIFE. She was born about 1840.
660. f vii. Margaret SNELL, born about 1841 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA.
661. m viii. Jacob SNELL, born 10 May 1843 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, USA. He married Mary M. TIMMERMAN 25 Jan 1871. She was born 26 Jan 1848 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Reuben TIMMERMAN and Julia Ann LOUCKS. Mary died 1929. Notes for Mary:
BIRTH: Born at Orleans Four Corners, T-Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY USA.
Jacob died 8 Dec 1926 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA, and was buried 11 Dec 1926 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA. Notes for Jacob:
CHILDREN: No children
MILITARY: Civil War veteran
BURIAL: La Fargeville Cemetery, T-Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY USA.
662. m ix. George SNELL, born 1846 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA, died 1933.
RESIDENCE: Lived in Cohocton, Steuben Co., NY, in 1926 when his brother Jacob died.
BURIAL: Buried on the Snell/Hose lot in Orleans Cemetery, T-Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY USA.
663. f x. Elizabeth SNELL, born about 1847 in Orleans, Jefferson Co., NY, USA.
NOTE: Probably died young as she is not mentioned in her father's will.

165. John6 STAM <See pg. 34> (Catharine5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 29 Jul 1797 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, and was christened 6 Aug 1797 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. He was the son of George STAM, Jr. and Catharine KILTS. John died 7 Nov 1847 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 10 Nov 1847 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for John:

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "George Stamm, Catharina Kils". Sponsors: "Martin Nestel, Susanna Kils".

BURIAL: Buried on a farm, formerly of David Fritcher, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA, with a stone marking the grave and giving the dates of birth and death.

He married Nancy GRAHAM 8 Oct 1820. She was born 17 Dec 1796. She was the daughter of ________ GRAHAM and ________ CURTIS. Nancy died 25 Feb 1858 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 1858 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Nancy:

BURIAL: Buried on a farm, formerly of David Fritcher, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA, with her husband, and with a stone marking the grave giving the dates of birth and death.

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Known children of John STAM and Nancy GRAHAM are:

664. f i. Catharine STAM, born 30 Jan 1821 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She married Barnabas BALL 23 Oct 1839. He was born about 1821. Catharine died 14 Feb 1892.
665. m ii. George STAM, born 10 Aug 1823 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He married Angeline BURROWS 5 Sep 1848. She was born about 1823. George died 21 Feb 1880. Notes for George:
OCCUPATION: He was in the carpet business with his brother John Henry Stamon, Chatham Square, NYC, at that time the best business street in the city.
666. f iii. ________ Caroline STAM, born 26 Sep 1825 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She married Abram BECKER 29 Jan 1857. He was born about 1825. Caroline died 11 Oct 1901.
667. m iv. James Daniel STAM, born 4 Nov 1827 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He married Elizabeth HILLER 9 Mar 1848. She was born about 1827.
668. f v. Martha Jane STAM, born 1 Apr 1830 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She married Albery ANTHONY 10 Nov 1853. He was born about 1830. Martha died 29 Apr 1915.
+ 669. m vi. John Henry STAM, born 20 Aug 1832, died 13 Jul 1887 <See pg. 271>.
670. m vii. David STAM, born 10 Jan 1835 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He married Elizabeth LOW 30 Dec 1859. She was born about 1835. David died 22 Jul 1891. Notes for David:

CENSUS: 1850 USA: David is listed on the 1850 census as part of another household. Reel 533, Page 252 Town of Minden, Montgomery County, NY

615 649 Henry Zoller 79 M Farmer 5,000
Catherine 43 F
Charles 29 M
Eliza 31 F
Henry H. 6 M
Margaret 4 F
Norman 1 M

***David Stam 16 M Laborer

CENSUS: 1860 USA: Town of Sharon Property
Reel 860, Page 606 Schoharie Co., NY Real Pers.
1190 David Stam 25 M Farmer 3,250 963
Elizabeth 23 F
Mary Stam 23 F
Note: 1860 Census Index only included the name of Mary Stam and not Davidand Elizabeth. This is not an uncommon error in the census indexes I was told.

OCCUPATION: Farmer.

671. f viii. Mary Malinda STAM, born 30 May 1838 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She married Jacob J. BANTA 23 Feb 1870. He was born about 1838. Mary died 7 May 1926.

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168. Margaret6 STAM <See pg. 35> (Catharine5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 4 Jul 1810 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened 15 Jul 1810 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of George STAM, Jr. and Catharine KILTS. Margaret died 22 Jan 1896 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 1896 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Margaret:

BIRTH: (Location described by Millard Loucks): Sharon, NY. Stone house on Western Turnpike, now US Rte 20; s/s Rte 20, west of village.

BAPTISM: (From Harry E. Stam): Records of the Reformed Church, Sharon, NY. Born July 3, 1810, (family records say July 4, 1810). Margaret Stam, baptized, July 15, 1810, Parents, George Stam and Catharine Kilts.

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

She married Elijah DARROW 10 Oct 1830 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was born 19 Aug 1805 in Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., NY, USA. He was the son of George Russell DARROW and Deliverance EATON. Elijah died 10 Feb 1869 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 1869 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Elijah:

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Known children of Margaret STAM and Elijah DARROW are:

+ 672. f i. Margaret Eliza DARROW, born 23 May 1833, died 24 Mar 1897 <See pg. 272>.
+ 673. f ii. Cathern Loiza DARROW, born 15 Jun 1835, died 1918 <See pg. 273>.
+ 674. f iii. Nancy A. DARROW, born 14 May 1837, died 24 Nov 1908 <See pg. 273>.
+ 675. f iv. Susan Jane DARROW, born 8 Jul 1840, died 21 Apr 1907 <See pg. 273>.
+ 676. m v. George Russell DARROW, born 19 May 1843, died 5 Apr 1926 <See pg. 274>.
+ 677. f vi. Elzina DARROW, born 20 Sep 1845, died 1 Jul 1933 <See pg. 274>.
+ 678. m vii. Albert DARROW, born 3 Nov 1848, died 8 Dec 1917 <See pg. 275>.
+ 679. f viii. Henrietta DARROW, born 15 Feb 1851, died 7 Dec 1943 <See pg. 275>.

171. Maria6 KILTS <See pg. 35> (Conrad5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 13 Apr 1806 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA, and was christened 1806 in Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Conrad A. KILTS and Catharine SMITH.

NOTES for Maria:

BAPTISM: Recorded: Trinity Lutheran Church, Stone Arabia, T-Palatine, Montgomery Co., NY USA. Parents: "Conrad A. Kils, Catarina". Sponsors: "Peter Schnell, Maria".

She married John MERRILL about 1825. He was born about 1806.

Known child of Maria KILTS and John MERRILL is:

680. m i. William MERRILL, born 27 Apr 1826 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, christened 1826 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Reformed Church, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA. (Harry Stam)

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172. Conrad6 KILTS, Jr. <See pg. 35> (Conrad5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 7 Nov 1808 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened 13 Nov 1808 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Conrad A. KILTS and Catharine SMITH. Conrad, Jr. died 25 Apr 1893 in Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 28 Apr 1893 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Conrad, Jr.:

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Lawyersville, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Coenrad Kiltz, Catharine Smith". Sponsors: John Kiltz, Polly Smith".

MARRIAGE: Mark Heald, a descendant of Conrad Kilts sends the following, 4 December 1998: Conrad (Henry's father) was born in Sharon and rode horseback to get his bride and together on the back of the same horse, he and Hannah Winegard rode to the minister to get married.

RESIDENCE: T-Sharon, NY, and then Beard's Hollow, T-Richmondville, both Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

He married Hannah M. WEINGARD about 1837. She was born 3 Jun 1811. Hannah died 3 Jan 1899, and was buried 1899 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Hannah:

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Known children of Conrad KILTS, Jr. and Hannah M. WEINGARD are:

+ 681. m i. Henry KILTS, born 12 Dec 1834, died 25 Mar 1923 <See pg. 276>.
+ 682. m ii. Josiah KILTS, born 5 Mar 1838, died 31 Dec 1928 <See pg. 277>.
+ 683. m iii. Calvin KILTS, born 16 Mar 1843, died 1 Jan 1925 <See pg. 277>.
+ 684. m iv. James D. KILTS, born 21 Apr 1852, died 28 Jul 1932 <See pg. 277>.

173. David A.6 KILTS <See pg. 35> (Conrad5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 7 Feb 1811 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened 17 Feb 1811 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Conrad A. KILTS and Catharine SMITH. David died 8 Jul 1887 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 11 Jul 1887 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for David:

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Coenrad Kiltz, Caty Smith." Sponsors: "David Shaver, Susannah Kiltz."

NOTES: Florence (Shafer) Witthoft says: "Died 8 July 1885 or 1887". Another reference says, d/o/b "1 November 1812 or 7 February 1811".

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA. (No tombstone.)

He married (1) Lydia SCOTT about 1836. She was born 10 Feb 1815. Lydia died 3 Aug 1841.

Known children of David A. KILTS and Lydia SCOTT are:

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+ 685. m i. Levi KILTS, born 27 Sep 1837, died 27 Mar 1904 <See pg. 277>.
686. f ii. Sarah KILTS, born 1838/1839 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
+ 687. m iii. Robert KILTS, born 18 Feb 1839, died 7 Mar 1906 <See pg. 278>.
David married (2) Eunice SHEAR about 1843. She was born 27 Oct 1818. She was the daughter of William SHEAR and Harriet WHITCOMB. Eunice died 5 May 1860.

Known children of David A. KILTS and Eunice SHEAR are:

+ 688. m iv. David A. KILTS, Jr., born 14 Nov 1844, died 25 Jan 1877 <See pg. 279>.
+ 689. m v. William J. Willard KILTS, born 8 Jan 1846, died 15 Jun 1913 <See pg. 280>.
690. f vi. Lydia C. KILTS, born 8 Jan 1848 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She married Gilbert NEHR. He was born about 1848. Lydia died 25 Dec 1928, and was buried 1929 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Notes for Lydia:
CHILDREN: None.
BURIAL: Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
691. m vii. Peter C. KILTS, born 2 Dec 1850 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, died about 1852 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
692. m viii. Jacob M. KILTS, born 7 Aug 1852 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, died 28 Dec 1876.
MARRIAGE: Unmarried.
+ 693. f ix. Harriet F. KILTS, born 27 Aug 1854, died 13 Apr 1889 <See pg. 281>.
694. m x. Charles H. KILTS, born 21 Apr 1856 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, died 3 Oct 1885.
+ 695. f xi. Asenath Ann KILTS, born 12 May 1859, died 14 Feb 1918 <See pg. 281>.
+ 696. f xii. Anna M. Stott KILTS, born 1 Mar 1860, died 1 Oct 1929 <See pg. 282>.

175. Catharine6 KILTS <See pg. 35> (Conrad5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 15 Aug 1815 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened 1815 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Conrad A. KILTS and Catharine SMITH. Catharine died 3 Apr 1859 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 5 Apr 1859 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Catharine:

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "Conrad Kills, Catharina". Sponsors: "John Froelich and wife, Elisabeth".

BURIAL: Argusville Lutheran Church Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

She married Stephen HYNEY 3 Dec 1835. He was born 7 Feb 1813 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was the son of John HYNEY and Mary Catherine HORNING. Stephen died 4 Mar 1896 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 7 Mar 1896 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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NOTES for Stephen:

BIRTH: Argusville, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

DEATH: Argusville, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BURIAL: Cemetery at Lutheran Church, Argusville, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: Stephen Hyney, Feb 7, 1813, Mar 4, 1896. Mary, his wife, Feb 21, 1817, Sept 14, 1896; Catharine, wife of Stephen Hyney died April 8, 1850, aged aged 44y 6m 18d.

Known children of Catharine KILTS and Stephen HYNEY are:

697. m i. Menzo HYNEY, born 31 Oct 1840 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, died 6 Feb 1845 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried Feb 1845 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
DEATH: Ae 4y 3m 6d.
BURIAL: Cemetery at Lutheran Church, Argusville, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
698. m ii. Norman HYNEY, born 24 Aug 1846 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He married Emma HUTTON 25 Oct 1876. She was born about 1846.
+ 699. f iii. Alvira HYNEY, born 30 Oct 1848, died 4 Mar 1937 <See pg. 284>.
+ 700. m iv. Seth HYNEY, born 20 May 1850, died 14 Sep 1896 <See pg. 284>.
+ 701. f v. Nancy HYNEY, born 2 Sep 1855 <See pg. 285>.
+ 702. f vi. Jane Ann HYNEY, born about 1857 <See pg. 285>.
Stephen also married (2) Mary [------?------] . She was born 21 Feb 1817. Mary died 14 Sep 1896, and was buried Sep 1896 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
NOTES for Mary:
BURIAL: Cemetery at Lutheran Church, Argusville, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

177. John Adam6 KILTS <See pg. 36> (Conrad5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 1 Mar 1820 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened 1820 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Conrad A. KILTS and Catharine SMITH. John died 13 May 1853 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 15 May 1853 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for John:

BAPTISM: New Rhinebeck Reformed Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

He married Lucinda GARDINIER. She was born 1 Mar 1820. Lucinda died 14 Mar 1906 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 17 Mar 1906 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Lucinda:

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: Aged 86 years 13 days.

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Known children of John Adam KILTS and Lucinda GARDINIER are:
703. m i. Lysander KILTS, born 1838/1839 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
704. m ii. Isaac KILTS, born 1840/1841 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
+ 705. f iii. Lydia C. KILTS, born 1 Feb 1844, died 17 Oct 1914 <See pg. 285>.
706. m iv. James W. KILTS, born 19 Mar 1846 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He married Mary C. LITTELL about 1869. She was born 16 Nov 1849. Mary died 27 Apr 1902 in Esperance, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried Apr 1902 in Esperance, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Notes for Mary:
BURIAL: Sloansville Rural Cemetery, Route 30, South of Sloansville,
T-Esperance, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
James died 3 Jan 1931 in Esperance, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 1931 in Esperance, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. Notes for James:
BURIAL: Sloansville Rural Cemetery, Route 30, South of Sloansville,
T-Esperance, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
707. f v. Mary Jane KILTS, born 1847/1848 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
708. f vi. Phoebe A. KILTS, born 9 Sep 1851 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, died 9 Nov 1871 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 11 Nov 1871 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
MARRIAGE: Unmarried.
BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
TOMBSTONE: Aged 20 years 2 months (Date of birth calculated to be 9 Sep 1851). (HWW)

178. Margaret6 KILTS <See pg. 36> (Conrad5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 22 Oct 1820 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Conrad A. KILTS and Catharine SMITH.

NOTES for Margaret:

BAPTISM: St. Peter's Lutheran Church (p. 60). (Didn't enter the name of the church.)

She married Abraham LETTIS about 1839. He was born about 1820.

Known children of Margaret KILTS and Abraham LETTIS are:

709. m i. Jefferson LETTIS, born about 1840.

710. f ii. Ella LETTIS, born about 1842. She married Henry ANTHONY. He was born about 1842.

180. Lany Lana6 KILTS <See pg. 36> (Conrad5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 15 Feb 1826 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Conrad A. KILTS and Catharine SMITH. Lany died, and was buried in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
NOTES for Lany:
BURIAL: Argusville Lutheran Church Cemetery, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
She married William H. SPRUNG. He was born about 1826. William died, and was buried in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
NOTES for William:

BURIED: Argusville Lutheran Church Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

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Known children of Lany Lana KILTS and William H. SPRUNG are:

711. m i. Chauncey SPRUNG, born about 1846 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
+ 712. f ii. Helena SPRUNG, born 29 Aug 1847 <See pg. 286>.

183. Catharine6 KILTS <See pg. 38> (Johannes5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 25 Jan 1811 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened 17 Feb 1811 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Johannes Biggs KILTS and Elizabeth SMITH. Catharine died 26 Feb 1860 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 1860 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Catharine:

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Parents: "John Kiltz, Elisabeth Smith". Sponsors: "Daniel Smith, Eve Kiltz".

BURIAL: People's Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA, on Route 10, near Beekman's Corners.

She married Solomon EMPIE (See number 430) 8 Nov 1831 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was born 21 Apr 1810 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Petrus E. EMPIE and Catherine Mary LEHMAN. Solomon died 10 Jul 1861 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 13 Jul 1861 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Solomon:

BIRTH: Date of birth computed by Personal Ancestral File genealogy program from date of death on tombstone.

MARRIAGE: Reformed Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BURIAL: People's Cemetery, located on Route 10 near Beekman's Corners, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA, per People's Cemetery records.

TOMBSTONE: Died July 10, 1861, Ae 51y 2m 19d.

NOTE: It was difficult to determine Solomon's parentage. After due deliberation and considering his age it was decided to place him in the family of Petrus E. Empie, 2nd child. (Barbara Empie Greene and Herman Witthoft think this is correct.)

(BEG - 1 June 1998) I think we should note the fact that "this Solomon could be the son of Solomon, now listed as a "probable son of Johannes and Anna Maria Kilts." Since the placement is very tenuous, however, for now we are leaving young Solomon, b 1810, in Peter's family - subject to further change.

Known children of Catharine KILTS and Solomon EMPIE are:

+ 713. f i. Mary Ann EMPIE, born 18 Sep 1832, died 23 Mar 1865 <See pg. 286>.
714. m ii. Peter Augustus EMPIE, born 5 Jan 1835 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, christened 1835 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Reformed Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
+ 715. f iii. Catherine EMPIE, born 1840, died 1932 <See pg. 287>.
+ 716. m iv. Solomon EMPIE, born 14 Jan 1843, died 1927 <See pg. 288>.
+ 717. m v. William Theodore EMPIE, born 17 Nov 1845, died 16 Oct 1941 <See pg. 289>.

+ 718. m vi. James Wesley EMPIE, born 17 Aug 1848, died 29 Mar 1918 <See pg. 290>.

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+ 719. f vii. Clarissa Helena EMPIE, born 16 Dec 1853, died 22 Feb 1939 <See pg. 290>.

185. Margaretha6 KILTS <See pg. 38> (Johannes5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 5 Feb 1814 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened about 1814 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Johannes Biggs KILTS and Elizabeth SMITH. Margaretha died 11 Feb 1899 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 1899 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Margaretha:

BAPTISM: Sharon Reformed Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Sponsors: Peter Hilsinger and Margaret Kiltz.

CHURCH AFFILIATION: In 1824-25 Margaret Kilts was admitted as a member of the Sharon Reformed Church.

She married (1) David EMPIE (See number 439) 13 Mar 1837 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was born 7 Feb 1808 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened 1808 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Adam EMPIE and Elizabeth FAILING. David died 11 May 1847.

NOTES for David:

NOTE: Information on the David Empie family given to Mrs. Florence Z. (Shafer) Witthoft by Mrs. Percy Empie, Sharon Springs, NY, August 1965.

BAPTISM: Recorded: St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA. Baptismal date is given as "28 Ejusd: 1808". Parents: "Adam Emge ux. Elisabeth". Sponsors: "Parents".

NOTE: From: Rev. Daniel Dwyer, Order Friars Minor: Were you aware that there is mention of David in the Last Will and Testament of his brother Jacob Empie? (Abstract of Wills, Schoharie Co., page 32.) This leads me to believe that he is indeed in the right family - the family of Adam Empie and Elizabeth Failing. (HWW)

Known children of Margaretha KILTS and David EMPIE are:

720. m i. Child # 1 EMPIE, born about 1838.
BIRTH: This person is supposed to be child #1 in the family, but nothing is known about him. This information from: Helen Meinzer, a granddaughter of Leander. In 1981 she stated Margaret had five children and Leander was the second oldest.
+ 721. m ii. Leander EMPIE, born 28 Feb 1840, died 27 Apr 1925 <See pg. 291>.
722. f iii. Lana Margaret EMPIE, born 29 Jul 1841 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, christened 1841 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She married Alexander MICKEL 5 Jul 1860 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was born about 1840. Notes for Lana:
BAPTISM: Reformed Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
MARRIAGE: Recorded: Reformed Church, Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Alexander Mickel and Lana Margaret Ampie".
723. m iv. Orville EMPIE, born 2 Oct 1843 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, christened 1843 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BAPTISM: Reformed Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

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724. m v. Tobias EMPIE, born 5 Aug 1845 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, christened 1845 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
BAPTISM: Reformed Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
Margaretha married (2) ________ DAVENPORT. He was born about 1814.

186. Willhelm6 KILTS <See pg. 38> (Johannes5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 27 May 1816 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened 16 Jun 1816 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Johannes Biggs KILTS and Elizabeth SMITH. Willhelm died 26 May 1890 in Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 29 May 1890 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Willhelm:

BAPTISM: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, T-Schoharie, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

CHILDREN: They are said to have had ten children; we have 7 (Stam). We only have a record of seven (7). (HWW)

DEATH: Date of death, 5-26-1890, from descendant, Mrs. Jessie Peek, 1-14-1985.

He married Julia Ann EMPIE (See number 443) 20 Feb 1838. She was born 30 Jan 1814 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened 20 Feb 1814 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Adam EMPIE and Elizabeth FAILING. Julia died 14 Apr 1884 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 17 Apr 1884 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Julia:

BAPTISM: (LDS) - St. John's Lutheran Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: Jacob L. Kilts
1846-1922
Melvina Shafer
His wife
1857-1945

Aurie J. Kilts
1895-1914
Avis M. Kilts
1893-1933

William Kilts
May 26, 1816
Nov 20, 1890
His Wife
Julia A. Empie
Jan 30, 1814
Apr 14, 1884

There are also small footstones with the inscriptions: "Mother", "Father", "Avis M.", "Jacob", "Vina", and "Aurie J.". Also, there is another very old looking tombstone which reads (I think): "A. Vergil, son of Wm. & J.A. Kilts, died Sept. 2, 1861, aged 9 years 7 mos & 7 ds".

Known children of Willhelm KILTS and Julia Ann EMPIE are:

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+ 725. f i. Almira E. KILTS, born 19 Feb 1840, died 15 Mar 1873 <See pg. 292>.
+ 726. m ii. Hamilton Wesley KILTS, born 18 Jan 1842, died 18 Jan 1923 <See pg. 292>.
727. m iii. Orlando Jay KILTS, born 8 Aug 1844.
+ 728. m iv. Jacob L. KILTS, born 2 Sep 1846, died 11 Jul 1922 <See pg. 294>.
729. m v. A. Virgil KILTS, born 26 Jan 1852 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, died 2 Sep 1861 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 5 Sep 1861 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.
BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.
TOMBSTONE: A.Vergil, son of Wm. & J., died Sept 2, 1861, aged 9 years 7 mos 7 ds. (Computer calculates d/o/b to be: 26 January 1852.)
CHILDREN: None.
+ 730. f vi. Cynthia Ann KILTS, born 27 Feb 1857, died 12 May 1935 <See pg. 297>.
731. f vii. Mary Jane KILTS, born 1861. She married George BEEBE about 1881. He was born about 1858. Mary died 1885. Notes for Mary:

CHILDREN: None.

187. Benjamin6 KILTS <See pg. 38> (Johannes5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 31 Aug 1818 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened Sep 1818 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Johannes Biggs KILTS and Elizabeth SMITH. Benjamin died 26 Aug 1888, and was buried 29 Aug 1888 in Carlisle, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Benjamin:

BAPTISM: New Rhinebeck Lutheran Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

Sponsors: "Conrad Kiltz & Catharine".

He married Hannah LETTIS Apr 1845. She was born 13 Mar 1824. She was the daughter of Jacob LETTIS. Hannah died 27 Oct 1902 in NY, USA, and was buried 30 Oct 1902 in Carlisle, NY, USA.

Known children of Benjamin KILTS and Hannah LETTIS are:

+ 732. f i. Elizabeth KILTS, born 4 Nov 1846, died 5 Jun 1928 <See pg. 298>.
+ 733. m ii. John KILTS, born 6 Sep 1848, died 18 Mar 1890 <See pg. 299>.
734. m iii. Jacob KILTS, born 12 Apr 1851, died 10 Jul 1855.
+ 735. m iv. Charles KILTS, born 1 Jun 1853, died 30 Jun 1900 <See pg. 299>.
+ 736. m v. Dewitt KILTS, born 23 Mar 1858, died 5 Jun 1947 <See pg. 299>.

189. Susannah6 KILTS <See pg. 38> (Johannes5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 22 Jan 1823 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was christened 23 Mar 1823 in Cobleskill, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. She was the daughter of Johannes Biggs KILTS and Elizabeth SMITH. Susannah died 30 Mar 1910 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 1 Apr 1910 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

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NOTES for Susannah:

BIRTH: Her tombstone says she was born 24 January 1823. (Barbara Empie Greene)

BAPTISM: Recorded: Reformed Church, Lawyersville, T-Cobleskill, SchoharieCo., NY USA. Parents: "John Kiltz, Elisabeth Smith". Sponsors: None listed.

MARRIAGE: Reformed Church, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

DEATH: Recorded in church book of Frankean Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gardnersville, T-Seward, Schoharie Co., NY USA. "Mrs. Gideon Empie, died Mar. 30, 1910, age 89, buried Slate Hill." Funeral sermon text was John 16:33.

BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

She married Gideon EMPIE (See number 427) 24 Nov 1840 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was born 31 Jan 1816 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was the son of John "John of Sharon" EMPIE, Jr. and Sophia SHAFER. Gideon died 28 Apr 1910 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 30 Apr 1910 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Gideon:

BIRTH: Born on family's "Sharon Hill" farm, Jan 31, 1816, HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, William E. Roscoe, p xxii, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA: Empie, Gideon, p.o. Sharon Hill, farmer, 375 acres, born on same farm January 31, 1816; wife, Susan Kilts, married Nov 24, 1840; children five - Sophia E., Myron O., Luther, Martha H., and John J. Father, John I. Empie.

MARRIAGE: Reformed Church, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

OCCUPATION: His granddaughter, Susie Empie, daughter of John Jay Empie, says her grandfather was "a singing" schoolmaster.

CENSUS: 1855 NYS - Gideon Empie, and, wife Susan, appear on June 1855 Census, Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY: Gideon, age 39, Susan, age 32, Sophia, age 12, Myron O., age 11, Luther, age 7, Martha, age 3, John Jay age 1. Years lived in Sharon for Gideon, 39, for Susan, 32.

BIOGRAPHICAL: (From Barbara Empie Greene): The farm that Gideon and Susan owned had been passed down through the family by several deed transactions. It moved from "John Empea", of the Town of Sharon, Schoharie County to "John Empie Junior" of foresaid Town and County on June 24, 1807. (One hundred acres). On Feb. 20, 1815, another 30 acres was deeded to "John Empie Junior" by "Joh. Empie of Town of Sharon, County of Schoharie and State of New York, Farmer". These transactions are identified as being between Johannes Empie, who married Anna Maria Kilts, and his son, John Empie of Sharon, who married Sophia Shaver. On May 23 1856, the same land was deeded to Gideon Empie, son of John Empie of Sharon, who in turn deeded it to his son, Myron Orlo Empie on March 16, 1905.

The 1855 NYS Census shows that Gideon, Susan and their children were living at that time with John of Sharon and wife Sophia Shaver on that land, Lot #349. It is probably safe to assume that after the change of ownership in 1856, when John was 79 years old, John and Sophia continued to live with their son and daughter-in-law until they died. Gideon and Susan were 39 and 32 respectively at the time of the transfer. (Children: Sophia, age 12, Myron O., age 11, Luther, age 7, Martha, age 3, John Jay, age 1.)

From HISTORY OF SCHOHARIE COUNTY, NEW YORK, 1713-1882, William E. Roscoe, p. xxii, Sharon: Empie, Gideon, p.o. Sharon Hill, farmer, 375 acres, born on same farm January 31, 1816; wife Susan Kilts, married November 24, 1840; children five - Sophia E., Myron O., L., Martha H., John J. Father, John I. Empie

DEATH: Died on "old homestead farm", April 28, 1910. Death recorded in Church Book of the Frankean Ev. Lutheran Church, Gardnersville, T-Seward, Schoharie Co., NY, p 45, "Gideon Empie, died April 28, 1910, age 91, buried Slate Hill."

FUNERAL: Sermon text: Rev. 22:12, Amos 4:12.

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BURIAL: Slate Hill Cemetery, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA. (Cemetery is located on the earlier "Old Empie Farm".)

TOMBSTONE: "Gideon Empie, Jan 31, 1816 - Apr 28 1910".

Known children of Susannah KILTS and Gideon EMPIE are:

+ 737. f i. Sophia Elizabeth EMPIE, born 15 Jul 1842, died 31 Jul 1917 <See pg. 300>.
+ 738. m ii. Myron Orlo EMPIE, born 29 Sep 1843, died 29 Dec 1926 <See pg. 301>.
+ 739. m iii. Luther EMPIE, born 14 Feb 1846, died 9 Feb 1921 <See pg. 303>.
+ 740. f iv. Martha H. EMPIE, born 30 Oct 1851, died 30 Apr 1947 <See pg. 304>.
+ 741. m v. John Jay EMPIE, born 7 Dec 1853, died 28 Mar 1958 <See pg. 305>.

190. Conrad6 KILTS <See pg. 38> (Johannes5, Johann4, Johann3, Johann2, Hanss1) was born 31 Mar 1825 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA. He was the son of Johannes Biggs KILTS and Elizabeth SMITH. Conrad died 6 Mar 1890 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, and was buried 9 Mar 1890 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Conrad:

BURIAL: Cemetery at Lutheran Church, Argusville, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

TOMBSTONE: Aged 64 years 11 months 6 days.

He married Elizabeth Ann SOMMER about 1856. She was born 17 Apr 1826. Elizabeth died 12 Jan 1913, and was buried 1913 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

NOTES for Elizabeth:

RESIDENCE: Argusville, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

BURIAL: Cemetery at Lutheran Church, Argusville, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA

Known child of Conrad KILTS and Elizabeth Ann SOMMER is:

742. m i. John C. KILTS, born 11 Apr 1858 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA, died 30 Nov 1926 in Albany, Albany Co., NY, USA, and was buried 2 Dec 1926 in Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY, USA.

BURIAL: Cemetery at Lutheran Church, Argusville, T-Sharon, Schoharie Co., NY USA.

OBITUARY: (HWW) From my mother's files. On the bottom is written: December 1, 1926. I think it is my Grandfather Wellington Shafer's writing. Name of newspaper is unknown: JOHN KILTS

The people of the village of Argusville and surrounding community were quite surprised and grieved when word came from the hospital at Albany that the spirit of John Kilts of Argusville had passed on to the Great Beyond, following an operation for kidney and bladder trouble. While he had been complaining for some time, only for the past four weeks was it necessary for him to have the assistance of his cousin, Mr. Wellington Shafer, who visited him and cared for his physical needs and comfort.

He was born in the late fall of 1858, only son of Conrad and Betsy Kilts on their home farm one-half mile south of Argusville where he always resided.

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After the death of his father he lived with his devoted mother for several years, and after her decease lived alone, having never married. He was very much attached to his parents and home. To him there was "No place like Home." He was possessed of an unassuming, quiet and meditative mind and disposition, always attending to his own affairs, yet, at the same time was kind of heart, helpful and willing to render aid when in his power so to do. He kept himself well informed on the current topics of the day, well educated and informed on many important subjects. He was a close and thorough reader of the Bible, and therefore could converse intelligently and readily on its many phrases and teachings, and endeavored to practice its teachings. In early life he united with the Lutheran Church at Argusville and was devoted and helpful in her interests. For many years he seved as organist, having, as it were, a splendid musical gift, a splendid asset for one's comfort and joy if properly used to His glory. His funeral was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Shafer, Argusville, who kindly, gladly and willingly gave the friends and neighbors the use of their home for the occasion, Saturday, Dec. 3, 1926, at 2 p.m. Rev. A.R. Empie officiating. His body rested in a splendid casket amidst a nice array of flowers, donated by his loyal friends who held him in high esteem and spoke of him as "a good man." Buried in family plot at Argusville. Gordon and Lapeus undertakers in charge.

Surviving is an aged aunt and several cousins. He sleeps until the resurrection morn, when all those who sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. Fairwell till we meet again. A.R. Empie

NEWSPAPER: (HWW) From another newspaper clipping from my mother's files.

Name and date of newspaper unknown. At end of article is a handwritten 1926. I've only included the portion of the "Argusville" news pertaining to John Kilts: ARGUSVILLE ...John Kilts, aged 69 years, who was taken to the Albany hospital, November 23, mention of which was made in a previous issue, died there November 30. The body was taken to the undertaking rooms of Leon Lappins at Sharon Springs and later to the home of Wellington Shafer where the funeral was held Thursday, December 2, at 1 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. A.R. Empie of Cobleskill. Interment was in the family plot in the Argusville Cemetery. Mr. Kilts was the only child of the late Conrad and Elizabeth Somers Kilts. He always resided in this vicinity and was by occupation a farmer. He had been identified with the Lutheran church from childhood and always took an active part in the church work having been a member of the choir for many years. Mr. Kilts had also served as organist. He was active in the Sunday School work and being well versed in the Bible, he ably assisted as teacher of different classes of the Sunday School in which he will be missed. He is the last one of an honored and respected family. Cousins are the nearest of kin to survive and with many friends mourn his departure.

NOTE: (HWW) Wellington Shafer, John Kilts' cousin, (my grandfather) was willed the real estate - house, dairy barn and land. (I don't know the acreage.) Henry Lyker and I visited the farm, October, 1993, and the house is in poor shape - needs a lot of work. If someone had about $75,000 it could probably be restored and modernized. The barn is in very poor shape. Part of the roof is gone with the resultant rotting and sagging of the wood sills. Might be salvaged? I found an old bee hive, a hollowed out log about 18 inches in diameter and 18 inches high. No top or roof to it. Also, I appropriated about a dozen pieces of slate from the barn roof.

I have the John Kilts piano, now an heirloom piece. Only one problem. It is in high pitch, not 440. When John died in 1926 he willed it to my mother. We lived in Bronx, NYC and my mother had a piano. She loaned his piano to the Lutheran Church in Argusville to use in Sunday School. When the church disbanded, "closed up shop" in 1976, I told the Lutheran Synod who had taken title to the church property about the loan of the piano in 1926 and asked for its return. They agreed. (I also got the church bell and sign board from the church.)

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