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Names of Citizens
Who Assisted and Contributed Toward the Publication of the History of Schoharie
County, With Personal Statistics.

ESPERANCE

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Anderson J. K., p o Esperance.

Baumes George, farmer, 120 acres, born in Albany county, settled in county in 1826, died March 15, 1880, has been assessor and justice of peace; wife Rachel Stoneman of Albany county, married in 1816; children seven, living six.

Blenis Lewis P., p o Sloansville, farmer and retired notion dealer, 72 acres, born in Greene county in 1831, settled in county in 1853; wife Eunice Kimble, of county, married in 1857; children four - George K., William C., Charles R., and Frederick F.

Bowles Joseph I., farmer, born in Rhode Island in 1812, settled in county in 1825, died March 31, 1876; wife Mary Phelps, of county, born in 1832, married in 1870, children one - Nannie Phelps. Gains Phelps, father of Mary, born in Connecticut in 1785, settled in county in 1809, died in 1869; wife Susan B. Phelps, born in Rhode Island in 1792, married in 1819, died in 1866.

Brazee Avery, born in county in 1843; wife Amanda Winney of Albany county, married in 1865, died in 1871; children two - second wife Emma Burnett, of Montgomery county, married in 1872. Father Frederick Brazee a M. E. clergyman, died in 1872.

Briggs George B., p o Esperance, general druggist and prescriptionist, gborn in Schenectady county in 1842, settled in county in 1846; wife Rachel Conover, married in 1864.

Brumley Albert, p o Esperance, dealer in feed and seeds, born in Montgomery county in 1837, settled in county in 1864, has been assessor and justice of the peace; wife Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Wells on Montgomery county, married in 1859. Father T. R. Brumley, of Montgomery county.

Clark William S., p o Sloansville, attorney and counselor, born in county in 1826, has been member of legislature. Father William Clark, of Albany county, born January 10, 1781, settled in county in 1813, died June 18, 1849.

Conover William H., p o Esperance, farmer, 170n acres, born in county in December, 1848; wife Victoria Foote of Schenectady, born in 1854, married in 1871, children four - Sherman, Maud, Frank, and Floyd C. Father William Conover born in Montgomery in county 1817, came to county in 1837, died in 1866; wife Pamelia Wells born in Montgomery county in 1818, married in 1837, children seven.

Crandall Edward, p o Sloansville, farmer, born in county in 1830; wife Eunice Kimble of Montgomery county, married in 1853, children three - Sarah E., Anna K., and Eliza.

Denison Edwin, p o Esperance, farmer, 80 acres, born in Albany county, settled in county in 1855; wife Sarah Gleason, of Saratoga county, married in 1853.

Dewey Jerome, p o Sloansville, farmer, born in county in 1818; wife Eliza Hoag born in Duchess county in 1822, married in 1845. Father Ira Dewey born in Enfield, Connecticut, in 1787, came to county in 1808, died in 1859, wagon and carriage manufacturer.

Dewey Franklin, p o Central Bridge, farmer, 75 acres, born in county in 182-, has held several town offices; wife Catharine Young, of Schoharie county, married in 1850, died in 1867; children two - Mary A. and Sarah L.; second wife Emily Young married in 1868; children one.

Dopp Charles, p o Sloansville.

Dorn John, p o Esperance, farmer, 40 acres, born in Montgomery county, in 1816, settled in county in 1836; wife Abigail Dean, born in county in 1821, married in 1839, died January 14, 1844, children two - William E., and Robert; second wife Jane Dean, of county married in March, 1845.

Dorn William E., p o Esperance, farmer, 175 acres, born in county in 1840, has been town clerk and overseer of poor; wife Elizabeth Devoe, of county, born in 1836, married in 1860; children eleven - Lillie A., Jacob, John, Grant, Minnie D., William W. Jr., Mead, Mary J., Ralph, Roscoe C., and Charles R.

Dwelly Jerome, p o Sloansville, farmer and stock dealer, 100 acres, born in county in 1848; wife Augusta Quick, married November 2, 1880.

Dwelly John H., p o Sloansville, carriage and sleigh manufacturer and blacksmith, born in county in 1822, has been assessor; wife Adaline Crocker, born in county in 1822, married in 1846; children five - Oscar, Edwin, Alida, Emma, and Helen.

Enders David, p o Central Bridge, farmer, 200 acres, born in county in 1849; wife Mary Gallup, of county married in 1873; children one - Peter I. Father peter I. Enders, of county, born in 1798; wife Catharine Putnam, of Montgomery county; children six.

Enders Jacob P., farmer, born in county in 1792, died in 1866; wife Eve, daughter of Jacob Kniskern, of county, born in 1798, married in 1818; children nine. Father peter Enders.

Enders Peter, p o Sloansville, farmer, 236 acres, born in county in 1828; wife Cornelia Van Vechten, of county, born in 1828, married in 1849; children four, Page, John, Eva, and Maggie.

Enders David, p o Central Bridge, farmer, 200 acres, born in county in 1849; wife Mary Gallup, of county, married in 1873; children one - Peter I. Father Peter I Enders, of county, born in 1798; wife Catharine Putnam, of Montgomery county; children six.

Enders Jacob P., farmer, born in county in 1792, died in 1866; wife Eve, daughter of jacob Kniskern, of county, born in 1798, married in 1818; children nine. Father Peter Enders.

Enders Peter, p o Sloansville, farmer, 236 acres, born in county in 1828; wife Cornelia Van Vechten, of county, born in 1828, married in 1849; children four, Page, John, Eva, and Maggie.

Enders David, p o Central Bridge, farmer, 200 acres, born in county in 1849; wife Mary Gallup, of county, married in 1873; children one - Peter I. Father Peter I. Enders, of county, born in 1798; wife Catharine Putnam, of Montgomery county; children six.

Enders Jacob P., farmer, born in county in 1792, died in 1866; wife Eve, daughter of Jacob Kniskern, of county, born in 1798, married in 1818; children nine. Father Peter Enders.

Enders Peter, p o Sloansville, farmer, 236 acres, born in county in 1828; wife Cornelia Van Vechten, of county, born in 1828, married in 1849; children four, Page, John, Eva, and Maggie.

Enders David, p o Sloansville, retired farmer, born in county in 1833, has been railroad commissioner; wife Emma W., daughter of O. H. Williams, married in 1870; children one - Nancy. Father Jacob P. Enders.

Fethers D. L., p o Esperance.

Fisher Jacob, p o Central Bridge, farmer, 268 acres, born in Albany county in 1804, settled in county in 1830, has been justice of peace; wife Sophia Shell, of county born in 1804, married in 1826, children five.

Fuller Thomas E., p o Sloansville, retired farmer and carpenter, 157 acres, born in Schoharie in 1812; wife Elizabeth Davis born in county in 1815, married in 1832; children one - Mary E., born in 1849. Father Samuel D. Fuller, of Hartford Co., Connecticut, born in 1778, came to county in 1805, died in 1812.

Gallup D. R., p o Sloansville, dealer in general merchandise, dry-goods, crockery, groceries, clothing, farming implements and seed; is postmaster at Sloansville.

Hogan Isaac, p o Central Bridge, retired merchant, carpenter and builder, owns homestead, born in Albany county in 1810, settled in county in 1844; wife Mary A. Finch, of Greene county, born in 1811, married in 1831; children twelve, and grandchildren forty-one.

Houck Jacob H., p o Central Bridge, farmer 126 acres, born in county April 20, 1827; wife Diana Kelmer, of county, married in 1856; children three - Minnie K., Maggie E. and Mary.

Hunter Adam, p o Esperance, general marble and granite dealer, firm of Hunter & Swan, born in Scotland, in 1844, settled in county in 1872; wife Kate Maxwell, of Schenectady county, married in 1869; children three. Robert Swan born in England, settled in county in 1876.

Jones James, p o Sloansville, farmer, rented farm of 130 acres, born in Ireland, in 1821, settled in county in 1866; wife Nancy M. Swart, born in county in 1829, married in 1847; children seven.

Kimball George K., p o Sloansville, farmer, born in county in 1839, has held several town offices; wife Emma Montague of county, born in 1845, married in 1874. Father Elijah Kimble was born in Montgomery county in 1802, settled in county in 1818, died in 1876, wagon manufacturer and farmer.

Larkin Philip G., farmer, 250 acres, born in county in 1804, died in 1880; wife Eliza F. Daughter of Peter Mann of county, born in 1824, married in 1851; children five. Father John Larkin.

Larkin Solomon, p o Lawyersville, farmer and broome manufacturer, born in county in 1844, has been assessor; wife Emma Wakeman, married in 1863; children one - Charles W.

Larkin Jehiel, p o Sloansville, retired merchant, born in county in 1806. has been supervisor; wife Julia Boyd of county, born in 1811; married in 1836. Father John Larkin.

Liddle John, p o Esperance, retired farmer, born in County in 1802, settled in county in 1869; wife Margaret McIntosh, of Schenectady county, born in 1810, married in May, 1828.

Mason A. J., p o Sloansville.

Messenger Storrs, p o Esperance, general jeweler and silversmith, born in Connecticut, October 13, 1799, settled in county in 1817, has been supervisor and postmaster; wife Fannie D. LeVergne of county, married in 1823; children three - sarah, George, and Frances. father Joel messenger born in Massachusetts, in 1760, settled in county in 1817, died in 1850.

Moore G. W., p o Sloansville, farmer, 60 acres, born in county in 1837, has been overseer of poor; wife Lucy Payne, of Otsego county, born in 1836, married in 1857; children four.

McDuffie William J., p o Esperance, merchant, born in Esperance, in 1843, has been jsutice of peace; wife Alice D. Currie, of county, married in 1873. Father Duncan McDuffie. Grandfather Angus McDuffie, an early settler from Scotland.

McMaster William, p o Sloansville, farmer, 108 acres, born in county in 1826; wife Amanda Bromley, of Montgomery county, married in 1853; children three - Mary, Frances, and carrie. father Robert McMaster born in Montgomery county, in 1789, came to county in 1805, died November, 1876.

Montaney John T., p o Esperance, farmer, 80 acres, born in county in 1836, was soldier during the last war, enlisted in Company I, 142d N. Y. Vols. last call and remained in service until end of the war, was wounded and draws a pension; wife Alvira Jones, born in Schenectady county in 1835, married in 1868; children one - Charles.

Montaney William C., p o Esperance, farmer, 66 acres, born in county in 1808; wife Rachel Rockwell on Montgomery county, born in 1812, married in 1830; children five - Cinderilla, sarah, R. james, John T., and Hiram. father James Montaney born in New Jersey, settled in county in 1800.

Rockwell, Charles F., p o Esperance, farmer, 110 acres, born in county in 1856; wife carrie Brand, of Montgomery county, born in 1861, married in 1879. father Rufus Rockwell born in 1815; wife Hannah McDuffie, born in 1817, married in 1835; children six.

Severson George H., p o Sloansville, farmer, and boot and shoe manufacturer, 63 acres, born in county in 1818, was elected assessor; wife Elizabeth McMaster, of county, born January 31, 1821, married October 17, 1841; children one - Lucy A. born in 1852. Father John Severson born August 26, 1785, is a retired farmer living near Central Bridge.

Severson John, p o central Bridge, retired farmer, born in Albany county, August 26, 1785; wife Margaret VanWormer, of Albany county, born in 1788, married in 1812, died in 1872; children nine, living six.

Severson Peter, p o Central Bridge, farmer, and boot and shoe manufacturer, 30 acres, born in county April 5, 1825; wife Elizabeth Enders, of county, born in 1826, married in 1863, and died; children one - Edgar; second wife Mary Wilsey, of county, married March, 1880. parents John and Margaret Severson.

Sherburn Henry, p o esperance, magnetic and electric physician, born in Schenectady, in 1817, settled in county in 1841; wife A. L. Wood, of Schenectadycounty, born in 1816, married in 1838; children one, Rosanna, and one adopted child - Sarah McCollum. Dr. John Wood, father of A. L. Wood, was born in Rhode Island, settled in Schenectady county about 1800, and died in 1855, was a prominent physician for many years in Schenectady and Schoharie counties.

Silvernail Miss Ann Maria, p o Esperance, born in county in 1825, sister Miss Jane E. Silvernail, of county, born in 1852, and they together own 80 acres land. father Conrad Silvernail was born in Columbia county in 1801, came to county in 1827, died in 1876; wife Caroline Link born in Columbia county in 1800, married in 1823, died in 1801; children six, living four.

Shout William F., p o Central Bridge, farmer, born in county in 1818, has been assessor; wife Christina M. Houck, married in 1867.

Slingerland Aaron, p o Sloansville, farmer, 200 acres, born in Cobleskill in 1823; wife Sarah Safford, of county, married in 1853; children two - Nora, and Charles G. Father Isaac A. Slingerland. Grandfather Aaron W. Slingerland.

Stevens Mark W., p o Sloansville, born in Columbia county March 11, 1824, settled in county in 1833, has been justice, supervisor, and assessor; wife Mary A. Bero, of Albany; children two - Lucy K., and Phelps, who died June 8, 1869.

Storrs Messenger, p o Esperance.

Tubbs Jesse A., p o Esperance, farmer, 79 acres, born in Charleston, Montgomery county, in 1810, settled in county in 1828, has been assessor, supervisor, justice, and overseer of the poor; wife Mrs. Mary McDuffie Cole, of county; married in 1831; children two - Joseph N. and George L.

Vannatta William L., p o Esperance, farmer, 80 acres, born in Charleston, Montgomery county in 1818, settled in county in 1826; wife Caroline Brand, born in Montgomery county, in 1820, married in 1842. Father Henry Vannatta.

VanDerveer Fitch C., p o Sloansville, farmer, 197 acres, born in Montgomery county in 1822, settled in county in 1851; wife Ann Crocker, born in county in 1828; married in 1847, children three - Norman S., Harlow B., and Allen W.

VanVechten James, p o Esperance, farmer, 230 acres, born in Rensselaer county in 1831, settled in county in 1832, has been justice, R. R. commissioner, and supervisor; wife Sophia Dietz, of county, born in 1834, married in 1853; children three - John P., Isaac C., and Lizzie May.

VanZandt Peter M., p o Grover's Corners, farmer, 98 acres, born in county in 1817, has been excise commissioner; wife Catharine Baumes, of county, born in 1819, married in 1851; children one - George A.

Vunk Samuel, p o Sloansville, carpenter and builder, owns homestead, born in Montgomery county in 1833, settled in county in 1856; wife Miralda Montana, of county, born in 1847, married in 1860, died in 1878.

Vines J. E., p o Esperance.

Vink Daniel, p o Sloansville.

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