Kiskatom Circuit
Methodist Church
1859-1888

Probationers

Contributed by Audrey Klinkenberg and transcribed by Scott Wichmann


ABBREVIATIONS

A            Asbury
b             born
C             Catskill
cert         certificate
Ch           Church
cong       congregation
dau         daughter
disc         discontinued
HF           High Falls
K             Kiskatom
m            married
P             Palenville
p/pro    probationer
Q            Quarryville
R             Received
R/l         Received with letter
RIF         Received in full
RFP       Received from probation
RT         Round Top
rem       removed
rem/l    removed with letter
rem/nol     removed without letter
rem/no cert     removed without certificate
S              Steward
s              single
Saug       Saugerties
T             Trial member
trans       transferred
w/Wd    widow/widower
W             Withdrawn
wits          witnesses  



The record of probationers is divided up into 7 columns, date, name, condition, age, residence, class leader (omitted) and remarks.

page 88

            Written by W.S. Stilwell, pastor, April 1865.

            1 June 1865:  Susan A. Taylor, s, 14, pf P died in the Lord Happy, 1865.

            6 Aug 1865:  Tobias Lane, s, of HF.

            undated:  Henry E. Linsey, m, of P, RIF 17 Oct 1866.

            22 Oct 1865:  Henry Lane, s, of HF, RIF 17 Oct 1866, rem.

            1 Jan 1866:  Orrin Taylor, m, of HF, RIF 17 Oct 1866, rem.

            1 Jan 1866:  Margret Taylor, m, of HF, RIF 17 Oct 1866, rem.

            11 Feb 1866:  Samuel Y. Horton, m, of RT dropt 1868.

            11 Feb 1866:  William H. Whitbeck, m, of RT dropt 1868.

            11 Mar 1866:  William Schermerhorn, m, of RT, RIF.

            11 Mar 1866:  Simon Schermerhorn, s, of RT, RIF.

18 Mar 1866:  John Goodwin, m, of P, RIF.

11 Mar 1866:  Nelson Bullis, s, of K, dropt.

24 Feb 1867:  Mrs. S. Horton, m, of RT.

24 Feb 1867:  James Lindsey, m, of RT, RIF 1868.

24 Feb 1867:  Caroline Lindsey, m, of RT, RIF 1868.

26 Mar 1867:  Elizabeth Rogers, m, Saug, died Sep 1867.

29 Sep 1867:  Lewis S. Bennett of Cairo.

Undated:  Harriet Van Scoyck, w, of Cairo, RIF.

20 Feb 1866:  Esther E. Lennon, s, Acra.

List of probationers left on the book April 1868;

Mrs. Mary Lasher of P

Wd Henrietta Baker of P

Miss Julia Trumpor of P

page 90

            John W. Gorse, preacher in charge, December 1870.

            George S. Mulford, m, of RT.

            Daniel D. Gosline, m, aged, of RT

            Elizabeth Fiero, s, of RT.

            James Fiero, s, of RT.

            George M. Woodbeck, of RT.

            Samuel M. Jones, s, of RT.

            Georgana Purdy, s, of RT.

            Sylva E. Borgordus, s, of RT.

            Mary J. Aldrich, s, of RT.

            Orselia Allen, s, of RT.

            Eliza Allen, s, of RT.

            Elizabeth C. Caniff, s, of RT.

            Emily R. Garrison, s, of RT.

            Ida May Peirce, s, of RT.

            Ratchel A. Garrison, s, of RT.

            William Slater, s, 22, of RT.

            Sarah Titus, s, 21, of RT.

            Nancy Slater, s, 20, of RT.

            George W. Knowles, m, 36, of RT.

            James B. Edgerly, m, 27, of RT.

            Sylvester Caniff, s, 17, of RT.

            Stephen Caniff, s, 24, of RT.

            Lodwin Woodbeck, s, 16, of RT.

            Louiza Georga, s, 19, of RT.

            Sarah Maria Pitcher, w, of RT.

            Jennie Anson, s, of RT.

page 92

            M. Conchman, preacher in charge, 29 Dec 1877, all HF.

            James K. Canniff, s, disc.

            Emerson canniff, s, disc.

            Michael A.S. Edwards, m, rem.

            George W. Shook, m, disc.

            Mary A. Shook, m, RIF 1 Dec 1878.

            Martha J. Haines, m, disc.

            Roman Osborn, s, dropped.

            Hannah M. Moon, s, dropped.

            Irene Cheritree, s, RIF 7 Feb 1879.

            Charles W. Lewis, s, RIF 1 Dec 1878.

            Lydia D. Lewis, s,  RIF 1 Dec 1878.

            Sylvester Canniff, disc.

            Louisa J. Canniff, disc.

            Stephen Canniff, disc.

            Anderson Canniff, disc.

            M. Conchman, preacher in charge, 24 Feb 1878, all P.

            Frances Webster, m, dropped.

            Margaret A. Mower, m, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Mary C. Mower, s, RIF 1 Dec 1878.

            Ella J. Mower, s, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Maggie Barton, m, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Hellen Herald, s, RIF 1 Dec 1878.

            Julia P. Hanes, m, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Cora Rowe, s, dropped.

            Mary E. Ward, s, RIF all crossed out.

            Lucy A. Griffin, s, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Ada J. Smith, s, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Abraham S. Hanes, m, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Libbie E. Hanes, m, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

page 94

            Libbie E. Sax, m, RIF 29 Dec 1878.

            Mary A. Berry, s, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Anna Gardner, m, RIF 17 Nov 1878.

            Richard T. Gardner, m, RIF 17 Nov 1878.

            Frances E. Dederick, m, dropped.

            Margaret A. Craft, m, RIF 17 Nov 1878.

            Adam Krans, s, disc.

            Roland Post, s, rem no cert.

            George W. Hanes, m, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Rodell S. Obryon, s, RIF 17 Nov 1878.

            Christian F. Newkirk, s, dropped.

            Charles H. Newkirk, s, RIF 17 Nov 1878.

            Frank Craft, s, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Lewis M Cass, s, disc.

            George A. Trumpbour, m, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Joseph A. Dederick, s, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Stephen Henry Merrit, s, dropped.

            Charles E. Post, s, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Hesekiah Dederich, m, RIF 23 Mar 1879.

            M. Conchman, preacher in charge, 4 Mar 1878, all of P.

            Loretta Bloodgood, w, died in the faith, 22 Jan 1882.

            Hannah E. Cline, s, dropped.

            Sarah Garrison, s, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Ella M. Garrison, s, RIF 11 Nov 1878.

            Nellie Post, s, dropped.

            Mary J. Fox, m, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Anna Pelham, s, disc.

            Hattie Dederick, s, dropped.

            Mary J. Bloodgood, m, dropped.

            Lester H. Cass, m, rem.

            Betsey C. Cass, m, rem.

            Leah E. Egnor, s, rem/1.

page 96

            Emma C. Vansteenburg, s, RIF 23 Mar 1879.

            Henry Morton, m, dropped.

            George Herold, s, RIF 1 Dec 1878.

            Philip Simons, m, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            Isaac Newkirk,m, RIF.

            8 Mar 1878    Adaline Teal, m, of P, dropped.

            8 Mar 1878    Anna R. Lasher, m, of P, RIF 29 Dec 1878.

            8 Mar 1878    Gabriel S. Merritt, m, of P, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            8 Mar 1878    Jane A. Merritt, m, of P, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            10 Mar 1878            Gertrude A. Henman, m, of P, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            10 Mar 1878    Nellie Trumpbour, m, of P.

            10 Mar 1878    Carrie Lamoree, s, of P, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            10 Mar 1878    Matilda Post, s, of P, RIF 3 Nov 1878.

            10 Mar 1878            Jonathan Graham, s, of P, dropped.

            10 Mar 1878    Lottie Graham, s, of P, dropped.

            10 Mar 1878    Lovina Craft, s, of P, dropped.

            10 Mar 1878    Frances Graham, s, of P, dropped.

            10 Mar 1878    Mary M. Newkirk, m, of P, RIF.

            10 Mar 1878    Heller Lasher, m, RIF 29 Dec 1878.

            10 Mar 1878    Jane Falk, m, RIF 1 Dec 1878.

            Undated            Frederick Lasher, s, dropped.

            Undated          Lillis Sax, s, dropped.

            Undated          Mary Simons, m, .

            Undated          Harriet Pettit, w, RIF 1 Dec 1878.

            Undated          Elisha R. Lucas, m, RIF 22 Dec 1878.

            Undated          Sarah L. Lucas, m, RIF 22 Dec 1878.

            Undated            Andrew Lucas, s, RIF 22 Dec 1878.

            Undated            Augusta Post, m, RIF 31 Aug 1879.

            Undated          Edward Houghtaling, m, dropped.

            Undated          Orpha Houghtaling, m, dropped.

            29 Dec 1878    Geroge F. Moon, m, RIF 10 July 1879.

page 98

            M. Conchman, preacher in charge, 9 Feb 1879 all of A.

            John Burhance Smith, s, disc 23 Jan 1880.

            Ella Conchman, s, 11, RIF 31 Aug 1879.

            Maggie J. Chidester, s, RIF 31 Aug 1879.

            Josephene Adalaine Taylor, s, RIF 31 Aug 1879.

            Kate Peary, s, RIF 31 Aug 1879.

            Ara Belli Smith, s, RIF 31 Aug 1879.

            Sarah Whitney, m, RIF 31 Aug 1879.

            Antonette Peary, s, Germantown, rem no cert.

            Estella Trumpour, s, dropped.

            David Schoonmaker, s, RIF 31 Aug 1879.

            Maggie Whitney, s, RIF 31 Aug 1879.

            16 Feb 1879    Bea N. Chidester, s, of A, dropped.

            16 Feb 1879    Edgar Chidester, s, of A, RIF 31 Aug 1879.

            5 Mar 1879    Eudore Peary, s, of A, RIF 10 Sep 1879.

            5 Mar 1879    Mary Magee, s, of A, RIF 31 Aug 1879.

            List revised April 1881, written by Ezra Peirce.

            13 Jun 1880            Clarence W. Peirce, s, of P, RIF 25 Sep 1881.

            24 Feb 1878    Cora Rowe, s, dropped.

            24 Feb 1878    Mary E. Ward, s, dropped.

            24 Feb 1878    Frances E. Dederick, dropped.

            4 Mar 1878    Loretta Bloodgood, died 22 Jan 1882.

            4 Mar 1878    Mary J. Bloodgood, dropped.

            4 Mar 1878    Hattie Dederick, dropped.

            8 Mar 1878    Adaline Teale, dropped.

            10 Mar 1878    Nellie Trumpbour, dropped.

            10 Mar 1878    Mary C. Simon, dropped.

            27 Mar 1881    Martin Wasson, RIF 14 Oct 1883.

            27 Mar 1881            Charlotte Wasson, RIF 14 Oct 1883.

            List added to by L.G. Niles.

            4 May 1883    Sally B. Lamoree, w, of P.

            3 Aug 1883    Henry Smith, m, of A, dropped.

            12 Feb 1882    Mary Chidester, m, R/1 from Q 25 Oct 1883, RIF 9 Dec 1883.

            19 Oct 1883    Orpha Houghtaling, m, of K, RIF 18 Jan 1885.

page 100

            9 Dec 1883     Edward Houghtaling, m, of K, RIF 18 Jan 1885.

            12 Dec 1883   Geo. F. Smith, m, of P, RIF 14 Dec 1884.

            12 Dec 1883    Emogene Smith, m, of P, RIF 14 Dec 1884.

            13 Dec 1883    Martha Winter, m, of K.

            13 Dec 1883    John H. Winney, s, of P, RIF 14 Dec 1884.

            13 Dec 1883    Ulysses G. Van Steenburgh, s, of P, dropped.

            14 Dec 1883    Geo. H. Newkirk, s, of P, RIF 14 Dec 1884.

            15 Dec 1883    Anna M. Smith, s, of P, RIF 14 Dec 1884.

            18 Dec 1883    Hattie Landt, s, of P, RIF 14 Dec 1884.

            19 Dec 1883    Martha Row, s, of P.

            22 Dec 1883    Ella Merritt of P.

            16 Mar 1884   John Crawford, m, of A, RIF 2 Nov 1884.

            16 Mar 1884   Fanny Crawford, m, of A, RIF 2 Nov 1884.

            22 Mar 1884   Rufus S. Whitney, s, of A, RIF 2 Nov 1884.

            Undated         Jeremiah Pelham, m, dropped.

            1 Aug 1884     Theophilus E. Niles, s, rem with pastor. 

            1 Aug 1884     Emma Smith, m, of K, rem.

            24 Oct 1884     Henry Mackey, m, of A, dropped.

            Feb 1884          Chas G. Gorse, s, of A, RIF 14 Dec 1884.

            12 Nov 1885    Alfred P. Teitzell, s, of A, RIF Aug 1886.

            12 Nov 1885    Hattie Teitzell, s, of A, RIF Aug 1886.

page 102

            Reverend Edward White, pastor.

            12 Dec 1886     Margaret Hermance, m, of HF, RIF 3 Jul 1887.

            12 Dec 1886     Estella Acker, m, of HF, RIF 2 Sep 1888.

            12 Dec 1886     Peter Lezatt, m, of HF, RIF 3 July 1887.

            12 Dec 1886     Delia Lezatt, m, of HF, RIF 3 July 1887.

            12 Dec 1886     Satie Smith, s, of HF, rem to Woodstock.

            12 Dec 1886     Mary Chidgester, s, of A, RIF 3 Jul 1887.

            12 Dec 1886     Warren E. Minkler, m, of HF, RIF 3 Jul 1887.

            12 Dec 1886     Sarah J. Minkler, m, of HF, RIF 3 Jul 1887.

            12 Dec 1886     Paul S. Teetzell, m, of HF, RIF 3 Jul 1887.

            12 Dec 1886    Aretus Saxe, s, of Saxton, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            12 Dec 1886    Lottie Rowe, s, of A, RIF 3 July 1887.

            12 Dec 1886    Lydia Lewis, m, of HF, RIF 3 July 1887.

            12 Dec 1886    Annie Trumpore, s, of A, RIF 3 July 1887, rem/1.

            12 Dec 1886    Margaret B. Edwards, m, of HF, RIF 3 Jul 1887.

            12 Dec 1886    Micheal Edwards, m, of HF, RIF 3 Jul 1887.

            12 Dec 1886    Hattie Margeson, s, of HF, dropped.

            12 Dec 1886    Mary Margeson, s, mistake, was R/1.

            12 Dec 1886    Nellie Margeson, s, of HF, dropped.

            12 Dec 1886    Watson Maxwell, m, of HF, RIF 3 July 1887.

            12 Dec 1886    Lillian Bloom, m, of HF, dropped.

            12 Dec 1886    William Cheritree, s, of HF, RIF 3 July 1887.

            12 Dec 1886    Isaac Powell, m, of HF, rem to Leeds circuit.

            12 Dec 1886    Peter Shoemaker, m, of HF, RIF 3 July 1887.

            12 Dec 1886    Joseph Shoemaker, m, of HF, RIF 3 Jul 1887.

            31 Dec 1886    Eliza Cheritree, m, of HF, RIF 3 July 1887.

The next group is dated 16 Jan 1887, all of K except where noted, written by Edward White, pastor.

Gertrude Aman, m, of HF.

Mary E. Teeter, m, rem to Livingstonville, Sep 1887.

Clara Teeter, s, rem to Livingstonville, Sep 1887.

Libbie Teeter, s, rem to Livingstonville, Sep 1887.

David Teeter, m, rem to Livingstonville, Sep 1887.

Eliza Haines, s, of RT, rem.

page 104

            Ward Bogardus, m, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            LeGrand Scribner, m, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Peter C. Hagadorn, m, .

            Fred W. Brandow, m, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

Florence E. Brandow, m, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Charles L. Saxe, m, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Rachel L. Saxe, m, RIF May 1888.

            J. Frank Saxe, m, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Belle Saxe, m, RIF May 1888.

            Catherine A. Saxe, w, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Mary E. Lindsay, m, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Sheridan P. Houghtailing, s, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Izora Houghtailing, s, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Claudia Stewart, s, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Eugene Stewart, s, dropped.

            Joseph Setford, m, rem/1 to Durham 1 May 1887.

            Edith C. Holdrick, s, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Charles E. Chidester, m, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Lucinda Chidester, m, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Hattie Kelsey, s, rem to Cairo.

            Rosa Kelsey, s, rem to Cairo.

            Maggie Scribner, m, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Elnora Cunningham, s, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Rosa Cunningham, s, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Jerry P. Pelham, m, dropped.

            All 16 Jan 1887, of K except where noted.

            Euberto Austin, s, dropped.

            Fanny Swart, m, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Daniel Winter, m, dropped.

            Vina Dederick, s, of P, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Celia A. Saxe, m, of P, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Carrie Vedder, s, of P, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

page 106

            Philip Haines, s, of RT, dropped.

            George Haines, s, of RT, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Maude Brandt, s, of P, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Libbie Saxe, m, of P, RIF 25 Dec 1887.

            Martin Steiner, of K, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

            Martha Cornell, m, of HF, dropped.

            Parker Lindsay, m, of K, RIF 9 Oct 1887.

             All 27 Feb of Palenville except where noted.  (1887)

            Wesley B. Haines, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Merrit J. Haines, s, dropped.

            Julia A. Depee, s, rem/nol.

            George F. White, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Fanny W. Goodwin, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Elizabeth Gardner, s, RIF 20 Nov 1887.

            Jennie Berry, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Willis E. Gardner, s, dropped.

            James A. Symonds, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Bennie A. O’Brien, s, RIF 25 Dec 1887.

            Nellie C. Post, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Alida A. Mervistock, s, rem/nol.

            Nettie Walker, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Bertha L. Wasson, s, in children’s class.

            Tina M. Post, s, .

            Minnie L. Smith, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Samuel T. Griffin, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Charles Griffen, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Rosalia Garrison, s, rem/nol.

            Lizzie A. Post, s, dropped.

            Calvin W. Newkirk, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Lester Bloodgood, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Frances E. Dederick, m, dropped for the 3rd time.

            Charles L Mower, s, dropped.

page 108

            Arthur Elmendorf, s, dropped.

            William A. Garrison, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Ernest Elmendorf, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Irving P. Post, s, in children’s class.

            George Post, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Abram Timmerman, m, of K, dropped.

            Emma Stewart, s, of K, dropped, rem to Durham.

            Arthur K. Dayton, m, of Stuyvesant, rem/1 12 Apr 1887.

            Eddie C. White, m, of P, rem/1.

            March 6, 1887, all of P

            Adelbert Fuller, m, continued at his request.

            Francis Webster, m, rem/1.

            Rachel Lumereaux, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Mary E. Morton, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Martha J. Potts, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Louisa M. Stewart, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Katie M. Stewart, s, dropped.

            Susie F. Ploss, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887. 

            13 March, all of P. (1887)

            Alonzo Maxwell, of A, rem/nol.

            Rosa Deyo, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Lydia Deyo, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Nicholas Deyo, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Mary Shapproo, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Thomas Shapproo, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            William Graff, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            John Graff, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Adelia Graff, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Percy Gardner, s, dropped.

            Frances Brandt, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Peter Craft, m, in children’s class.                        m indicated by “; perhaps an error.

            Percival A. Falk, m, in children’s class.            m indicated by “; perhaps an error.

            Harry Falk, m, in children’s class.                        m indicated by “; perhaps an error.

page 110

            Isaac Stewart, m, dropped.

            Michael Hilliger, s, RIF.

            Minnie Stewart, s, dropped.

            Clarence Wasson, s, in children’s class.

            21 Mar 1887, all of Palenville.

            Jane Morton, m, died in peace 4 Dec 1887.

            Zaidu Schribner, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Carrie Lewis, s, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            Catherine Deyo, m, RIF 6 Nov 1887.

            27 Nov 1887  Sarah Chidester, m, of A., joined Lutherans.

            Carrie Post, s, of A, joined Lutheran Church.

            Stephen Ennist, m, of HF, RIF 2 Sep 1888.

            Sarah Ennist, m, of HF, RIF 2 Sep 1888.

            Wilson Ennist, s, of HF, dropped 14 Oct 1888.

            Daniel Ennist, s, of HF, RIF.

            Lillie Lezatte, s, of HF, continued.

            James F. Whitney, m, of A, RIF 2 Sep 1888.

            Sarah Whitney, m, of A., RIF 2 Sep 1888.

            Mary Whitney, s, of A, dropped.

            Sarah Whitney, 2nd, s, of A, dropped.

            Annie Twins, s, of A, continued.

            Lillie Houslaudid, s, of A, died.

            David Dederick, s, of P, continued.

            Reuben Dederick, m, of HF, RIF 2 Sep 1888.

            Lavinia Dederick, m, of HF, RIF 2 Sep 1888.

            Maggie Dederick, s, of HF, RIF 2 Sep 1888.

            27 Nov 1887, written by Edward White, pastor.

            William H. Smith, s, of A, dropped.

            Alfred Brandt, s, of P, dropped.

            Chas. D. Whitney, s, of A, dropped.

            Charles I/T Ward, s, of A, dropped.

            Eugene Moon, s, of HF, dropped.

            William Swart, m, of HF, continued.

page 112

            29 Nov 1887, Edward White, preacher in charge.

            Rufus Crawford, m, of A, RIF 6 Sep 1888.

            George H. Crawford, s, of A, dropped.

            John A. Myers, m, of HF, RIF 2 Sep 1888.

            Geo. W. Chidester, m, of A, continued.

            Violette Chidester, m, of A, continued.

            25 Dec 1887    Lanah B. Crawford, s, of A, RIF 2 Sep 1888.

            16 Jan 1886    Helen Chidester, m, of K, RIF 9 Oct 1887

            13 Jan 1889    Edna Lindsay, s, of K.

            13 Jan 1889    Lizzie Hilligar, s, of K.

            5 Mar 1888    Therasa Post of P.

            5 Mar 1888    Alice Merritt, of P, RIF 3 Mar 1889.

            5 Mar 1888    Della Brackett of P.

            5 Mar 1888    blank Hungerford, of P.

            5 Mar 1888    blank Newkirk of P.

            5 Mar 1888    Ella Hilliger, of P.


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