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

FULTON

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Akeley Edgar, p o west Fulton, mason, born in Greene county in 1840, settled in county in 1847, has been justice of peace and postmaster; wife Mary L. Kelley, born in Otsego county in 1846, married in 1865; children three. Parents, James and Sally J. (Shutts) Akeley, of Greene county.

Akeley Frank, p o West Fulton, general merchant, born in Schoharie county in 1851, has been deputy postmaster; wife Elmira Zeh, married in 1881. Frank is the son of James and Sally (Shutts) Akeley, and commenced business in 1877.

Akeley John S., p o West Fulton, physician, born in Greene county in 1845, settled in county in 1849, was graduated from Philadelphia Medical College and commenced practice in 1873; wife Algenora, daughter of Franklin and Delia A. Phaneuff, married in 1869; children one - Maud.

Armlin Daniel, p o Breakabeen.

Becker William G., p o Fultonham, farmer,born in Schoharie county in 1824, has been town clerk; wife Sophia Zeh, born in 1823, married in 1843; children three - Delia N., born in 1844, George H., in 1847, and Mary L., in 1860. Father, Garret, was son of William H. Becker. Grandfather, Henry Becker, was a Revolutionary soldier, and his father came from Germany.

Bergh Washington, p o Breakabeen, retired merchant and farmer, born in county in 1817, has held various town offices, among them that of supervisor; wife Sophia Weidman, born in Albany county in 1818; one child - Catharine. Parents, Philip and Catharine E. Bergh, the former a son of Abraham Bergh, whose father came from Germany and settled in county previous to the Revolution.

Bergh Benjamin, p o Breakabeen, farmer, 100 acres, born in county in 1833; wife Malinda Rickard, married in 1859; children six - Abraham J., John R., Katy, Luveria, Julia, Maggie.

Bergh David, p o Breakabeen, born in county in 1824, died in 1865; wife Sophia Mann, born in county in 1824, married in 1845; children three - Oscar D., Sidney, Harriet. Parents, Philip and Catharine Bergh.

Bice Minard R., p o West Fulton, farmer and hop grower, born in county in 1846; wife Delia Pitcher, daughter of Joseph L. and Maria Pitcher, born in 1850, married in 1867; children two - Grant L. and Effie M. Parents, David and Susan Bice.

Best William G., p o Fultonham, farmer, born in county in 1844, has been town collector; wife Frances E. Baker, born in county in 1846, married in 1866; children two - Orvil, and Anna Augusta. Parents, Charles and Eliza Best.

Best Charles, p o Fultonham, farmer and retired merchant, born in county in 1831; wife Charity, daughter of Peter and Catharine (Zeh) Mattice, married July 2, 1865; children four - Scott, born in 1871; Howard, in 1874; Lotta May, in 1875; and Charles, in 1878.

Borst Peter H., p o Middleburgh, retired farmer, born in county in 1813; wife Nancy Efner, died and left six children; second wife Ann E. Vroman, born in 1809, married in 1876. parents, Henry H. and Margaret (Cole) Borst.

Bouck George P., p o Middleburgh, farmer, born in county in 1836. Father, Bartholomew Bouck, born in 1779, died in 1855. Mother, Elizabeth Mattice, born in 1799, died in 1854; children seven.

Bouck Charles, p o Fultonham, retired farmer, 700 acres, born in county in 1829, has been member of assembly and supervisor; wife Juliet Best, born in county in 1837, married in 1859; children four. Parents, ex-Governor and Catharine (Lawyer) Bouck; children eleven, seven now living.

Bunn Edwin H., p o West Fulton, farmer, 110 acres, born in county in 1828; wife Cynthia Mead, died in 1865; second wife Emma Van Natter, of county, married in 1867; children two - Ettie M., Mary M. Father, William Bunn, of Montgomery county.

Chase Charles H., p o Mineral Springs, farmer and hop grower, 80 acres, born in county in 1832; wife Mary J Teller, born in 1839, married in 1860; children two John and Emma. Parents, John M. and Catharine Chase, of county. Cornelius Teller, Father of Mary J., born in county in 1805; wife Lavina Vroman, born in county in 1806, married in 1825; children eleven, seven now living.

Cook Charles, p o West Fulton, farmer, born in county in 1831; wife Maria O. Bailey, born in county in 1837, married in 1857; children ten, four living - Olive M., Clyde C., Louise Adelle, Flora M. Parents, Joseph and Polly Cook, who settled in county from Connecticut in 1792.

Finegan Michael, p o West Fulton, general blacksmith, born in Ireland in 1828, settled in county August 28, 1849; wife Ann West, born in county in 1834, married in 1855; children six. Parents, Patrick and Catharine (Taff) Finegan, of Ireland.

Foland Martin L., p o Breakabeen, farmer and hop grower, born in county in 1836; wife Jane Whitbeck, born in county in 1836, married in 1858; children eight. Parents, Henry and Maria Foland, the former a son of Martin Foland, who was born in Duchess county and settled in Schoharie county before 1800.

Freemyer William H., p o Breakabeen, farmer, 350 acres, born in county in 1821, has been supervisor and assessor, wife Emma, daughter of John D. and gertrude Wilsey, of county, born in 1840, married in 1872; children two - Frank and John. Parents, John and catharine (Bartholomew) Freemyer, the former born in 1785, died in 1876, and the latter born in 1792, married in 1809; children ten, five now living. Grandfather, Johannes Freemyer, whose father was one of early german settlers of county, was born in county in 1743, died in April, 1835; wife Dorothea Bouck, was born in county in 1751.

Getter Harvey, p o West Fulton, general blacksmith, born in county in 1846; wife Elizabeth mattice, married in 1868; children two - Mary and Charles. Parents, David and Harriet Efner Getter.

Getter henry C., p o Fultonham.

Getter David, p o Fultonham, general blacksmith, born in county in 1810; wife Harriet Efner, born in county in 1815, married in 1835; children three - Jerome, born October 7, 1838; Harvey, November 16, 1846; Henry, June 16, 1853.

Goff Robert, p o Breakabeen, retired farmer, born in Albany county in 1808, settled in county in 1854; wife Eleanor Mosher, born in Columbia county in 1813, married in 1837; children three - Helen E., born in 1840, Susan in 1842, died in 1878, and Martha E., born in 1850. Parents, Robert and Mehitabel Goff, of Rhode Island.

Ham Philip W., p o West Fulton, farmer and miller, born in county in 1845; wife Luanna Gorse, born in 1845, married in 1874; children two - Lulu and Lavenie. Philip purchased mill in 1789, three story, 44 by 42, and engine room, three run of stone, for flour and feed, also a saw and planing mill. Parents, jeremiah and Sarah Ham.

Hannay Hamilton F., p o West Fulton, farmer and agent for agricultural implements, born in county in 1837, has been justice of peace; wife Naomi Safford, born in county in 1835, married in 1859; children eight. Parents, Andrew A. and Betsy (Wiley) Hannay, of Albany county, settled in county about 1830.

Haynes Peter S., p o Fulton, farmer and broom manufacturer, born in county in 1823; wife Margaret Rickard, born in 1826, married in 1843; children four, three sons and one daughter. Parents, Peter and Nancy Haynes, of county, and the former son of Jacob and Maria haynes; Sons of Peter S. are - Emmet, born in 1843, (married Helen Vroman, in 1863; children three) John R., born in 1855, and George B., in 1861.

Hiltz Gideon G., p o Breakabeen, farmer, born in county in 1809, died in 1872; wife Elizabeth Zeh, born in 1813, married in 1831; children seven. Parents, George and Sophia Zeh Hiltz. Parents of Mrs, Hiltz, Geo. and Jane Bartholomew Zeh, the former the son of Joseph and Christina Zeh, both of Schoharie.

Holliday William E., p o Fultonham, farmer and hop grower, born in county in 1815, has been commissioner of highways. Parents, William and Amy Holliday, the former born in Westchester county, and the latter in Schoharie county. Wife of William, Margaret, daughter of William and Margaret Brommaghin, of Albany county, married in 1839; children five.

Hilts David, p o Breakabeen.

Holmes William, p o West Fulton, farmer, 200 acres, born in Trenton, N. J., in 1789, settled in county in 1800, has held several town offices; wife Mary Goos, of Schoharie county, born in 1796, married in 1812; children eight, living six - Rossman, Harvey, Sally Ann, Mary, Susan, John. Parents, James and Mercy Holmes, of New Jersey.

Keyser Barney, p o Breakabeen, farmer and hop grower, born in 1841; wife Esther N. Decker, born in 1840, married in 1871; children two - Adelbert and Floyd. Parents, Jacob and Laney Keyser, both born in 1801, the latter of whom died in 1856, and the former in 1880.

Lawyer Moses, p o Fultonham, physician, born in county in 1801, died in 1854; wife Elizabeth, daughter of Cornelius and Eve Vroman, born May 24, 1803, married October 22, 1823; children four, two now living - Valentine M, born in 1824, and Angeline. born in 1829. Parents, Jacob, and Nancy Lawyer

Lawyer Philip Bergh, p o Fultonham, farmer, born in county in 1822, has been assessor for eighteen years; wife Mercy J., daughter of Abraham and Lucy A. Deitz, born in county in 1829, married in 1851, died November 17, 1867; children two - William G. and Kittie S. Father, Jacob J. Lawyer, and mother, Nancy Spraker, is now living, having been one hundred years of age December, 1880.

Lawyer Valentine M., p o Fultonham, physician and surgeon, born in county in 1824; wife Catharine, daughter of jacob and Susan Murphy, born in 1827, married in 1847; children three - George M., born in 1849, Henry D., in 1852, and Edwin V., in 1856. Parents of Valentine, Moses and Elizabeth Lawyer. Jacob Murphy, born October 14, 1799, died April 10, 1858; wife Susan Vroman, born September 24, 1800, died January 9, 1856; children three - catharine; Mary M. born in 1830; Henry born in 1833.

Mabey George, p o West Fulton, farmer, born in Delaware county in 1820, settled in county in 1830; wife Catharine Rappelyea, born in Schoharie county in 1820, married in 1844, died in 1845; one child; second wife, Elizabeth Wilson, died in 1850; children two; third wife Mary Rowland, of Lowville, N. Y., married in 1851. Parents, Isaac and Rhoda webster Mabey.

McNeil Walter, p o West Fulton, farmer, and pastor of Baptist church; wife Permellia Eckerson, of county, married in 1854; children four. Parents, Samuel and Thankful McNeil, the former from Vermont, and the latter from Schoharie county.

Mann Almerian, p o Weest Fulton, farmer, born in Albany county in 1827, settled in county in 1836; wife Hannah Chapman, born in 1831, married in 1851; children thirteen, living twelve - Jacob J., Theron, Rosa, Lillie, Julia, Josiah, Alice, Charles, Wellington, Irving, Hattie, and Burr. Parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Mann.

Mann Josiah, p o Fultonham, farmer, born in Albany county in 1826; wife Dianh Mattice, Born in 1833, married in 1851; two adopted children - Charles and Malinda. Parents, Thomas J. and Elizabeth (Weidman) Mann.

Mann John H., p o Middleburgh, farmer, 65 acres, born in Schoharie in 1819, has been superisor and town superintendent; wife Maria, daugher of Daniel and Catharine (Vroman) Barnard, born in 1818, married in 1840; children four, two living - John B., and Wealthy A., the former born in 1845; wifeMary Reeves, born in 1849, married in 1865. Parents of John H., Peter W. and Nancy Mann of Schoharie county.

Mattice Adam L., p o Middleburgh, farmer, born in county in 1803, has held several town offices, among them that of assessor; wife Dinah Mattice, born in 1807, married in 182; children four - lawrence, Garret, Elizabeth, Dinah. Parents, Lawrence and Maria (Brown Mattice. Grandfather, Conrad Mattice, was born in Germany and settled in the county prior to the Revolution, in which he took an active part.

Mattice Henry W., p o Middleburgh, farmer, 130 acres, born in county in 1821, has been overseer of the poor ten years; wife Eve Hanes, born in 1819, married in 1840; children nine. Parents, Henry and Elizabeth Mattice, the former a son of Conrad.

Mayhan John S., p o Breakabeen, general merchant, born in county in 1838, has been school commissioner; wife Mina Choate, born in 1847, married in 1866, died in 1871; second wife Mary C., daughter of Jacob W. and Susan (Bergh) Zeh, was born in 1847, married in 1877. Parents John and Susan Mayhan.

Mitchell William H., p o Fultonham, farmer, born in county in 1828, has held office of assessor and others; wife Elmira Bice, born in 1840, married in 1859; children two - Frank R. and Charles D. Parents, Samuel and Polly (Smith) Mitchell, the former of Duchess, and the latter of Schoharie county. Mr. Mitchell's present residence and farm was formerly one of the most prominent Tory headquarters and was once confiscated.

Murphy Peter, p o Fultonham, farmer, born in county in 1804, has been supervisor and postmaster; wife catharine, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Borst, married in 1837; children nine, seven living. Father, Timothy Murphy, born in Virginia in 1756, came to county as soldier in the Revolution, died in June, 1818, aged sixty-two years; wife Margaret Feek, of schoharie county, married before the close of the war, died in 1807; children nine, three now living.

Nelson Stephen, p o Breakabeen, merchant, born in Greene county in 1813, settled in county in 1841, has been postmaster; wife Betsey Ann Jones, married in 1843, died in 1855; children four; second wife Eliza C. Bergh, married in 1856; children two.

Reese John, p o West Fulton, farmer and hop grower, 107 acres, born in Germany in 1828, settled in county in 1845; wife Catharine Sparbeck, born in 1838, married in 1861; children three - Andrew, Sanford, Charles. Parents, Andrew and Barbara Reese, born in Germany, came to this country in 1845, he died in 1874, and the latter is still living at the age of eighty years.

Reynolds John A., p o West Fulton, farmer, born in Albany county in 1839, settled in county in 1854; wife Phebe, daughter of Christopher and Delaney Rossman, born in 1839, married in 1862; children four - delaney, George, Lillian, Irving. Parents, Eliphalet and Hannah Reynolds, of Albany county.

Reynolds Edward, p o West Fulton, farmer, born in Albany county in 1842, settled in county in 1854; wife Ophelia Holmes, born in 1850, married in 1866; children three - Carrie E, Morris, Elroy. Father, Eliphalet reynolds.

Rickard John, p o Middleburgh, farmer, born in county in 1844; wife Cornelia C. Haynes, born in 1846, married in 1865; children two. George Rickard, brother of John and David, was born in county in 1846. Parents, John and Lydia (Bellinger) Rickard, the former born in 1800 and the latter in 1808. The great-grandparents of John were born in Germany and settled in county in 1750.

Rickard David H., p o Middleburgh, farmer, born in county in 1836; wife Wealthy Ann Mattice, born in 1838, married in 1859; children four.

Rossman William, p o West Fulton, hotel proprietor, born in county in 1830; wife Lucinda Reynolds, born in 1836, married in 1856; children three. Parents, Christopher and Laney Rossman.

Rossman Benjamin, p o West Fulton, farmer, 185 acres, born in county in 1831; wife Lucinda Spencer, born in county in 1839, married in 1856; children six. Parents, Reuben and Polly Rossman.

Shaffer Joseph A., p o Breakabeen, farmer, born in county in 1853; wife Celia A. Keyser, born in 1855, married in 1876; children one. Parents Christiana and Jacob L. Shafer.

Shaler John H. W., p o West Fulton, farmer 80 acres, born in county in 1813, has been school superintendent and teacher many years; wife Polly A., daughter of Charles and Polly Dayton, of Connecticut, born in Delaware county in 1813, married in 1836; children four, one living - Allen born in 1849. Parents Rufus Shaler, born in 1764, came to county n 1805, died in 1861, and Hannah (Cole) Shaler, born in 1775, married in 1796, died in 1833.

Shaver Moses, p o West Fulton, farmer, 87 acres, born in county in 1827, has been town collector; wife Louise Robbins, born in 1834, married in 1854; children six - Phebe born in 1864, Alice in 1866, George in 1869, Joseph in 1871, Frank in 1874, and Emma in 1877. Parents, George and Jane (Mulford) Shaver. Parents of Mrs. Shaver, John and Phebe Robbins, settled in county in 1817.

Silliman David, p o West Fulton, farmer, and retired M. E. clergyman, born in Delaware county, in 1828, settled in 1868, wife Elizabeth Evans, of Michigan, married in 1858, died in 185; one child; second wife L. C. Dayton, of Delaware county, married in 1867, children three.

Spickerman Orson, p o West Fulton, farmer, born in Fulton, in 1845, has been supervisor and justice of peace; wife Huldah Rossman, born in 1846, married in 1869. Orson enlisted in 44th N. Y. Regiment, Co. D, in 1861 and served two years.

Spickerman George, p o West Fulton, farmer, born n county in 1824, has been assessor and supervisor; wife Nancy M. Adams, married in 1848; children seven - Rozeila, John, Herman, Myron, Seth A., Romelia, Jane. Parents, John and Mary Felter Spickerman, the former of whom settled in county in 1820, was a member of assembly and justice of the peace.

Stewart Frederick, p o Fultonham, born in Connecticutin 1795, settled in county about 1800, died April 5, 1876; wife Electa Hubbard, born in 1800; married November 10, 1823, died June 26, 1844; childre Richard A., born July 3, 1836, Harriet F., in 1841, Robert in 1825, Lorenzo in 1833, Abigail in 1832.

VanVoris George, p o West Fulton, farmer, and spiarist, born in Albany county in 1822, settled in county in 1832, has held many town offices; wi Phebe Fancher, born in Albany county in 1821, married in 1843, died in 1858; children ten, seven now living; second wife Nancy Morey, born in Schoharie county in 1824, married in 1860. Parents of George, Joseph born in Long Island, and Hannah (Hicks) Van Voris born in Schoharie county, boh moved to county in 1832, and died there.

VanVoris Walter, p o West Fulton, general merchant, born in county in 1849; wife Sarah Baker, married in 1872; one child - Libbie. Parents, George and Phebe VanVoris.

Vroman David J., p o Middleburgh, farmer, born in county in 1819, has been supervisor and overseer of poor; wife Minerva Lak, born in Greene county in 1818, married in 1842; children five - Mary, William, Anna, Charlotte B., Sarah L. Parents of Mrs. Vroman, Reuben and Polly J. Lake. Parents of David, John D., and Christianna Vroman. Old homestead of which David owns a portion, was purchased by his grand-father, Samuel Vroman in 1711.

Vroman Henry D., p o Middleburgh, farmer, 35 acres, born in county in 1806, has held several town offices; wife Charity, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Mattice, born in 1817, married in July, 1836. Parents David and Maria Rickard Vroman.

Vroman Charles W., p o Fultonham, farmer, and broom manufacturer 87 acres, born in Schoharie in 1855, was elected comissioner in 1878; wife Anna Almy, born in Greene county in 1859; married in 1877; one daughter - Fiora born in 1878.

Vroman George A., p o Fultonham, farmer, born in county in 1849; wife Christianna Bellinger, born in county in 1873, married in 1871; children three - Laura born in 1773; Maggie in 1875; Emmet in 1880. Parents Ephraim B. and Sarah Vroman, of Schoharie.

Vroman Harmon J., p o Fultonham, farmer, born in Schoharie county in 1803, has been assessor and commissioner. Parents Josiah E. and Catharine Deitz, daughter of Captain Peter Deitz, of Revolutionary fame. Grandfather Ephraim Vroman with his two sons were taken prisoners by the Tores and Indians, taken to Canada and exvhanged the next year for their own captives.

Wainwright George P., p o Franklinton, farmer and hop grower, 400 acres, born in county in 1832; wife Mary R. Mattice, married in 1851; children two. Parents of George P., were George, born in 1785, died in 1876, aged ninety-one, and Eva (Moon) Wainwright born in 1783, and married in 1779. Her grandfather Paul Moon was born in Duchess county and settled in County after close of war; he was a soldier during the entire war and died in 1844, aged 98.

White John F., p o Breakabeen, farmer, born in county in 1828, has been commissioner of hghways; wife Nancy E. Woodward, born in county in 1837, married in 1860; children two - Ella M and Charles E. Parents Enoch and Cornelia (Cole) White, the former born in chenectady county in 1789, came to county in 1800, died in 1842, and the latter born 1794, married in 1810, died in 1876; children ten - five living.

White Moses, p o Breakabeen, farmer, born in county in 1813, has been overseer of poor two terms. Father Enoch White.

Wormer John, p o Breakabeen, daeler and grower of hop, 545 acres, born in Middleburgh in 1821; wife Mary, daughter of Enoch and Cornelia White, born in 1821, married in 1851; children four - George K., Romaette, Ira, Elizabeth. Parents John and Maria (Henry) Wormer, born in Albany county, settled in county in 1805.

Zeh David, p o Breakabeen, farmer, 120 acres, born in county in 1836; wife Elizabeth Kniffer, born in county, married in 1867; one child - Alfred.

Zeh Elias, p o Breakabeen, miller, born in county in 1839; wife Julia A. D. Barton, born in 1840, married in 1860, died in 1880; children five - Elias, runs the flour and custom mill which is located on Keysers creek, at Breakabeen, and owned by Washington Bergh.

Zeh Marcus, p o Breakabeen, farmer, born in county in 1829, has been supervisor; wife Jennie Hiltz, born in county in 1849, married in 1872; children three. Parents, Marcus and Anna (Bartholomew) Zeh, born in county. Grandfather Yost Zeh, was one of prominent farmers of his day.

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