My son (a 4th grader) has a genealogist for a teacher. (my wife isn't
too thrilled, but I am <g>) One of Adam's assignments, due after
Thanksgiving, is to tell a story about one of his ancestors.
Of course, he chooses a story that I haven't tracked down yet. Family
legend is that George PRIER (b. c1864), my g-g-grandfather was an
established builder on Staten Island. The legend goes on to say that he
invented the carpenter's level. (that seems unlikely to me, but he may
have improved it or something).
I have sent a letter to the SI historical society, and am awaiting an
I haven't been able to find him on a census,... yet.
Does anyone know what Staten Island (around Richmond) paper would be
likely to have an obit in 1911? I'll be going to the State Library in
Albany in the next couple of weeks, so if there's a good title if SI
history I should look for, I'd appreciate a lead.
The little I know about George;
He purchased a plot in The Moravian Cemetery in 1895 to bury his 11 yr
old son, George H.PRIER. George Sr. was buried there, Nov. 8,1911.
He had at least three daughters, Antoinette, Burtha, and Louise.
Other surnames on that plot; ELBRECHT, LEWIS, POOLE, DURBUR, and
NEIMEYER. The last is the only one I haven't been able to place.
I'm in Niskayuna, near Schenectady.