Christ Presbyterian
Church Catskill

Record of presentations of Bibles to baptized children at the age of seven years

 Records obtained from microfilmed copies in the New York State Library and transcribed by Scott Wichmann


Note: Exact birth dates from the year 1920 have been modified to show birth year only in order to protect the privacy of individuals

DATE

NAME

COMMENTS

1892
Jany. 3

Edsall DuBois Elliott
John William McMenamy

 

1893
Jan. 1

Robert E. Wilbur
Louise S. Miltimore
Hattie E. Daniels

 

1894
Jan. 7

Lou Palmer Saxe
Adella May Horton
Claude C. Conklin
Lily E. Müller
Lillian Sayers
Peter P. Schutt
Milly H. Post

 

1895
Jan. 6

Jessie C. Chose
Percival G. Doty
Sherwood S. Day
Fred J. Müller
Jessie V. Schmidt
Geo. H. Daniels

 

  

Dead

1896
Jan. 5

Lulu P. Schutt
Mabel F. Goldin
May M. Goldin
Arthur Johnson
El Nora Mott
John H. Schmidt

 

  

Dead

1897
Jan. 3

Harold Spencer Day
Ralph Edgerly Post
Frank R. Schutt
Leroy Selden Rainhart
Emily Ida Kortz
Anna Schmidt
Pierce Johnson
Howard Ernst Müller
Lillian Blanche Conklin

 

1898
Jan. 2

Albert Woodworth Chase
Rosalie Day
Anna Brace Daniels
Jessica A. Rainhart
Charles Kruon Hasselman
John Joseph Jacobs
Clara Aleda Ritter Sedgwick
Ella Agnes Schmidt

 

1899
Jan. 1

Georgie Albra Horton
Richard Dudley Jennings
Emma Schmidt
Mary Johnson

 

1900
Jan. 7

Frank Henry Kortz
Edward Ernest Sayers
Harold Dwight Russ
Maud Post
Mabel Post
Waldo Lyons Schmidt
Harold Sager Dean

Dead 

 

 
Dead

1901
Jan. 6

James Grosvenor Austin
Marian Majilton

 

1902
Jan. 5

Harry Eagan
Ruth May Dietz
Bertha Caroline Hammer
Mildred Estella Johnson
Tessa Marie Saxe
Florence May Hand
Edward Brandow
Edna Brandow

 

 

(Col.)
(Col.)

1903
Jan. 4

Paul Conrad Hammer
Grant Claude Gardner
Lewis Muller Lowe
Rose Majilton

 

1904
Jan. 3

Rodney Sayers Dietz
Hannah Mary Austin
Florence Elizabeth Russ
Ada Marian Rainhart
Sherwald Wyant Sedgwick
Ernest William Saxe
Stanley Vincent Onderdonk

 

1905
Jan. 1

Arthur De Peyster Hand
Florence Josephine Falke
Charlotte Hoffman Pettengill
Frederick Jacob Klepser
Howard George Law
Joseph Clark Sayers
Ray Edward Wells

 

1906
Jan. 7

Mary Francis Austin
Frederick Brown Hammer
Caroline Anna Klepser
Mildred Irene Lillian Low
Virginia Sage
William Henry Schmidt

 

1907
Jan. 6

Theodore Clement Sedgwick
William Louis Saxe
Helen Carlton Austin

 

1908
Jan. 5

Donald Cairns
Lyman J. Rappelyea
Marshall Franklin Law
Helen Dorothea Robbins
Francis Augustus Ruf
William John Sayers

 

1909
Jan. 3

Frederick James Friar
Lillian Louise Saffel
Gertrude Showley Morrison
Katharine Maxwell Pettengill
Marian Simpkins

 

1910
Jan. 2

Lawrence Alfred Hack
Elsie Irene Soffel
Marian Ruth Hammer
Lysle Tallmadge Beach

 

Dead

1911
Jan. 1

Ruth Theodora Beach
Helen Wiers Freese
Elizabeth Morrison
Edna Mott

 

1912
Jan. 7

Alice May Friar
Alice Jewell Bloom
Charles A. Saffel
Francis Eleanor Jennings

 

1913
Jan. 5

Arthur C. Beach
Mary Emily Deane
Robert M. Tompkins
Eleanor Johnston
Josephine E. Klepser
James L. Person
Mary A. Sage

 

1914
Jan. 4

Penfield S. Jennings
Lois S. Johnston
Grace Saffel
Edna L. M. Fredenburgh

 

1915
Jan. 3

Walter Byers Austin
Ralph F. Hunter
Marens E. Bloom
Edward L. Law
Nelly Isabel Friar

 

1916
Jan. 2

Lila Frances Deer
Arthur Richard Smith
Beatrice Johnston
Mary Elizabeth Pousant
John Wilson Cumming
Anna May Saxe
Hilda Mae Titus
Helen Bernice Holdridge
Vincent Adelbert Peck

 

1917
Jan. 7

Raymond Stanley Beach
Alta May Tice
Kenneth Egnor Rogers
Mary Johnston
Alice Margaret Low
John Randall Morrison
James Phelan
Edith Louisa Fredenburgh
Elvie M. Y. Tedamo

 

1918
Jan. 6

Edith Purdy
Nina Tedamo
William Louis Person
Herman C. C. Cumming
Leona Dorcas Peck
Kenneth Fredenburgh

 

1919
Jan. 5

Katharine Caroline Low
Ruth Caroline McMenamy

 

Pastorate of Rev. Andrew Hansen

 

1925
Jan. 4

1. Ralph Jackson Fancher
2. Barbara M. O’Bryon
3. Lou Ethel Brooks

b. Oct. 14, 1917; Bapt. June 30, 1918
b.                       ;                20, 1920
b. May 15, 1917; Bapt. June 20, 1920

1926
Jan. 3

1. Joseph Lester Barrie
2. Fredrick Stanley O’Bryon
3. John Howard Williams

b. July 12, 1916; Bapt. Apr. 6, 1924
b. Feb. 7, 1916; Bapt. June 14, 1920
b. July 1, 1918

1927
Jan. 2

1. Mary Edith Cericola
2. Charles Andrew Cumming
3. Lucille Dietz
4. Mabel Hayden Pousant
5. Margaret Gardner Van
Wagonen
6. Alice Olive Shufelt

b.                      ; Bapt. Jan. 2-‘21
b. Jan. 31-’19; Bapt. June 20-‘20
b. Sept. 11-’19; Bapt.
b. Jan. 17-’19; Bapt. June 8-‘19
b. Aug. 7-’19; Bapt. June 18-‘22

b. Apr. 3-’19; Bapt. Dec. 31-‘26

1928
Jan. 1

1. Edna Elizabeth Strokes
2. Lila May Dykeman

b. 1920; Bapt. June 12, 1921
b. 1920; Bapt. July 2, 1922

1929
Jan. 6

1. Frank E. Bennett
2. Frank Percy Decker
3. Catherine Jane Hansen
4. Dorothea May Shufelt
5. Shirley Strokes
6. Cornelia Emily Tippins

b. 1921; Bapt. June 12, 1927
b. 1921; Bapt. Sept. 19, 1924
b. 1921; Bapt. July 3, 1921
b. 1921; Bapt.
b. 1921; Bapt. June 14, 1925
b. 1921; Bapt. July 16, 1922

1930
Jan. 5

1. Doris Levina Dykeman
2. Alice Cynthia Vrooman

b. 1922; Bapt. July 2, 1922
b.1920; Bapt. Mch. 31, 1929

1931
Jan. 4

1. James William Cairns
2. John Franklin Clapper
3. Evelyn Ruth Hansen
4. Betty Kathryn Ziegler

b. 1923; Bapt. Nov. 8, 1925
b. 1923; Bapt. June 9, 1929
b. 1923; Bapt. July 6, 1924
b.1923; Bapt. Dec. 15, 1930

1932
Jan. 3

1. Doris May Hartman
2. Lois Kathleen Gildrie
3. Gertrude May Purdy
4. Charles Albert Russell
5. Donald Leroy Dykeman

b. 1924; Bapt.
b. 1924; Bapt. June 14, 1925
b. 1924; Bapt. June 14, 1931
b. 1924; Bapt. Apr. 6, 1924
b. 1924

1932

Jan. 10

In Sunday School, Bibles given in Memory of Mr. Cowen by Mrs. Cowen, to following who were promoted to Junior Dept. last Sept. & who did not receive Bibles at age of seven:

     1. Richard Littleton Haines
    
2. Leona Elizabeth Miller
    
3. Virginia Minette Miller
    
4. Frieda Riech
    
5. Warren Wm. Russell 

By action of the Session the above custom has been changed in two respects.  Hencefore children will receive Bibles upon promotion from the Primary Dept. of the school (at age of 9 – instead of 7) & irrespective of question of baptism.  The date of presentation will also be changed to Rally Day (2d Sun. of Oct.) the time of Promotion.

1932
Oct. 9

The four following children received Bibles today.  Four others were promoted but they received their Bibles at age of 7.

     1. Helen Elizabeth Kaemmerlen
    
2. Blanche Marion Purdy
    
3. Wallace George Kubler
    
4. John Max Reich

 

1933
Oct. 8

The following were promoted last Sunday from the primary to the Junior Dept. of our school, & received Bibles in our Church today, Oct. 8.

     1. Mildred Beatrice Brink
    
2. Thelma Agnes Czech
    
3. Paul Howe Kaemmerlen
    
4. Kenneth George Morehouse

ff. written in books: 

Presented to ….. upon promotion from the Primary to the Junior Department of our Church School.      Date      

“Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read”  Isia (sic) 34:16

Christ’s Presbyterian Church
Catskill, N. Y.
Andrew Hansen, minister

1934
Oct. 14

The following received Bibles today:

     1. Olive B. Shufelt
    
2. Lola A. Jensen
    
3. George R. Clapper
    
4. Mabel Louise Bennett
    
5. Gloria Chigas
    
6. Helen M. Russell
    
7. Roland C. Beare
    
8. Earl J. Beare
    
9. Duane C. Eastgate

 

1935
Oct. 20

The following received Bibles today:

     1. Virginia Lois Moore
    
2. Gloria Emma Walser
    
3. Clara Belle Dykeman
     
4. Doris Lorraine Yetter
    
5. Caryl Day Hubbard
    
6. Clara Doll Vroman
    
7. George Raymond Reich
    
8. Albert Frederick Rusack
    
9. John Irving Jarvis
  
10. Charles Franklin League
  
11. Robert Albert Sherman
  
12. Charles George Clay

 

1936
Oct. 4

The following received Bibles today:

      1. Marjorie Lorraine Beare
      
2. Susan Anna Clapper
      
3. Marcia Pauline Conkling
      
4. Arthur William Dumond
      
5. Donald James Gilmour
      
6. Frederick Harrison Grabo
      
7. Helen Louise Hartman
      
8. Clifford Carl Hoguestad
      
9. Mary Lou Miller
   
10. John David Russack
   
11. William John Shufelt

 

Nov. 29-‘36

    12. Evelyn May Steenburn

(This Bible should have been presented last year.  Through an oversight it was not.)

1937
Oct. 10

1. Mary Elizabeth Conklin
2. Theodore Walter Reich
3. Katherine Rusack
4. Leroy Edward Russell

 

1938
Sept. 25

  1. Lisbeth Louise Beach
 
2. Francis Kirtley Blackett
 
3. Doris Lorraine Brink
 
4. John Lewis Carl
 
5. Arbeatrice Isabelle Clapper
 
6. Claudia Rose Dykeman
 
7. Coral Louise Dykeman
 
8. James Edward Hoguestad
 
9. Phyllis May Kutscher
10. Charles James Mosley
11. Beatrice Charlotte Russell
12. Wilda Jean Valentine

 

1939
Sept. 24

1. Helen Irene Beare
2. Robert Warren Beare
3. Lorraine Carl
4. Arthur Charles Conklin
5. Doloras Philomena Egan
6. George Ernest Federal
7. Roberta Jean Grobe
8. Beverly June Hartman
9. Harold Robert Sauer

 

1940
Sept. 29

1. Marion Phyllis Gilmour
2. Robert Colton Hammond
3. Jane Frances Kuder
4. Edna Pearl Kutscher

 

1941
Oct. 5

1. Leslie Curtis Marquoit

 

1942
Oct. 11

1. Dorothy Elsie Beare
2. Pearl Jane Carl
3. Herman Cyril Cowen
Cumming
4. Kathryn Louise Hall
5. Priscilla Louise Hammond

 

1943
Oct. 10

1. Frances Margaret Federal
2. Sandra Elise Seaman
3. Howard Noble Smith

 

1944
Nov. 12

1. Patsy Felter
2. Alan Seaman
3. Albert Edward Valentine
4. Martin George Van Vleet

 

1945
Sept. 30

1. Roberta Lillian O’Bryon
2. Irene Margaret Sauer

 

1945
Dec. 23

1. Avangelos Peter Makris, Jr.
2. Mary Lou Carl

 

1946
Oct. 6

1. Barbara Frances Abrams
2. Dorothy Marie Federal
3. Elizabeth Jane Morrison
4. George Smith

 

1947
Oct. 5

1. Alan Francis Ruf
2. Peter Jay Van Vleet
3. Floyd Harrison Prince
4. Thomas Miles

 

1948
Oct. 10

1. Mildred Elizabeth Prince
2. Julia Kuehn Ruf
3. Thomas Dale Marquoit
4. Kenneth Alan Miles
5. George Gould Pollock
6. Dorothy Lorraine Steenburn
7. Donna Lois Steenburn
8. Marion Teator  

 

1949
Oct. 2

Harold Louis Clapper
John H. Earl
Diana Mary Fleig
James Towner Marquoit
Nancy McQueen Ostrander

 

1950

Julia Alverson
Mary Ann Fleig
Gary Wm. Lewis
Dennis Rosengren

 

 


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