Created by Dan Weiskotten
R. I. P.
Daniel Herman Weiskotten of Richmond, 45, died unexpectedly on May 6, 2005. Dan was the Acting Director of the Chesterfield Historical Society. He was the son of Herman Gates Weiskotten, Jr and Kathryn Morrow Weiskotten. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Ley Weiskotten. Dan was born in Syracuse, NY and lived and worked in Upstate New York for most of his life.
Weiskotten received his Bachelors degree in Anthropology and his Masters degree in Archaeology and Public History from State University of New York at Albany and worked as an Archaeologist in New York State prior to moving to Richmond, VA. Dan also worked in Cazenovia at Lorenzo State Historic Site and served as the Town's Historian. Even after he moved to Virginia, he continued to share his knowledge of the history of Cazenovia and its past citizens through this website. He was a member of the New York State Archaeological Association, Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, a member of the Mount Independence Coalition, and a corresponding member of the New York Archaeological Council.
His job in Chesterfield County allowed him to pursue his lifelong interests in history, archaeology and education. Dan also volunteered his time and talents to the Virginia Association of Museums and the City of Henricus. Dan was happiest exploring old cemeteries and rural byways with his dogs and in the dirt, whether teaching children about archaeology or gardening. He was a skilled woodworker and was always in the middle of several projects in his historic Northside Richmond home.
In addition to his wife, Dan is survived by an aunt, three brothers, a sister and several nieces and nephews. A private committal service was held in Cazenovia, NY and a Memorial reception was held at Magnolia Grange later in the month. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Chesterfield Historical Society.
Reminiscences of Cazenovia, by "W.S." Cazenovia Republican, December 12, 1856:
To my knowledge the history of Madison County has never been written; the few that are left of its first "settlers" are going down rapidly, one after another, to the grave; very soon, the last pioneer will have gathered up his feet to die; then most of the events of interest connected with the early "settlement" of the county will soon be forgotten. The little that will remain for the future historian to record, will be unreliable traditions, confused with romantic tales and myths of the imagination.
Last Modified by Dan on January 1, 2005
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I am not a genealogist, but am a professional historian and archaeologist who uses the same resources as genealogists (click here to see what I do). In order to conduct my research on Cazenovia and the neighboring towns of Fenner and Nelson I have compiled a great deal of material that is of value to genealogists and other researchers. I have many things on my personal web page, and much of this will be transferred to this address and many new things will be added! Keep a look out for new material and please feel free to make any suggestions for new stuff!
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