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Index to Biographies, Seneca Co., NY


The biographical information found here has been put together in reponse to queries, lookups, and as time permits. Sources are cited for the information. If you would like to contribute biographical information, please contact
Diane Lerch Kurtz

Samuel Bear, first permanent white settler

Joseph Bachman, Fayette, NY Biography from Centennial Historical Sketch of Fayette, Seneca Co., NY 1800-1900 by Diedrich Willers [Press of W.F. Humphrey, Geneva, NY, 1900; reprinted by W.E. Morrison & Co., Ovid, NY, 1982], p.95.

Benajah Boardman, Fayette, NY Biography from Centennial Historical Sketch of Fayette, Seneca Co., NY 1800-1900 by Diedrich Willers [Press of W.F. Humphrey, Geneva, NY, 1900; reprinted by W.E. Morrison & Co., Ovid, NY, 1982], p.91-93.

Israel Catlin, Fayette, NY Biography from Centennial Historical Sketch of Fayette, Seneca Co., NY 1800-1900 by Diedrich Willers [Press of W.F. Humphrey, Geneva, NY, 1900; reprinted by W.E. Morrison & Co., Ovid, NY, 1982], p.93.

Gideon Chilson, Waterloo, NY

Rev. Merritt Howell Coleman, Farmer, Ny

Claudius Collins Coan, MD, Ovid, NY

Rev.William J. Crow, First Methodist Protestant Church, Waterloo, NY

Rev. Robert Murray Duff, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Waterloo, NY


Rev. F.T. Hughston, Methodist Episcopal Church, Sheldrake, NY

Arad Joy, Ovid, NY

Rev. Harsey King, Methodist Episcopal Church, Ovid, NY

Rev. Wisner Kinne, First Baptist Church, Romulus, NY

James McClung, first supervisor of Town of Fayette Biography from Centennial Historical Sketch of Fayette, Seneca Co., NY 1800-1900 by Diedrich Willers [Press of W.F. Humphrey, Geneva, NY, 1900; reprinted by W.E. Morrison & Co., Ovid, NY, 1982], p.36-37

Jonathan Metcalf

Wilhelmus Mynderse, Seneca Falls Biography from Centennial Historical Sketch of Fayette, Seneca Co., NY 1800-1900 by Diedrich Willers [Press of W.F. Humphrey, Geneva, NY, 1900; reprinted by W.E. Morrison & Co., Ovid, NY, 1982], p.90-92

Wilhelmus Mynderse, Seneca Falls Biography from "Historical Souvenir Series No. 17: Seneca Falls, NY and vicinity" [Grip, Syracuse, NY, 1904] p. 52

Thomas J. O'Connell, pastor of Holy Cross Church, Ovid, NY

Rev. P.F. Ogden, Ovid Center Baptist Church, Ovid, NY

Rev. Henry A. Porter, Presbyterian Church, Ovid, NY

Rev. J. A. Rich, Covert Baptist Church, Covert, NY

Rev. George Frederick Edgar Robins, First Methodist Episcopal (Stone) Church, Junius, NY

Alexander Rorison, Fayette, NY Biography from Centennial Historical Sketch of Fayette, Seneca Co., NY 1800-1900 by Diedrich Willers [Press of W.F. Humphrey, Geneva, NY, 1900; reprinted by W.E. Morrison & Co., Ovid, NY, 1982], p.95-96

James Rorison, Fayette, NY Biography from Centennial Historical Sketch of Fayette, Seneca Co., NY 1800-1900 by Diedrich Willers [Press of W.F. Humphrey, Geneva, NY, 1900; reprinted by W.E. Morrison & Co., Ovid, NY, 1982], p.96-97

Shuman and Schermerhorn

Rev. Pulaski E. Smith, Baptist Church of Junius and Tyre, NY

Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church . Also included is information about various Fayette families who were involved in the founding of the church.

Colston Estey Warne , co-Founder of Consumers Union and its Consumer Report magazine. Includes data on Lee Cleveland Corbett of Schuyler County, father-in-law of Colston Estey Warne

John Watkins, Fayette Biography from Centennial Historical Sketch of Fayette, Seneca Co., NY 1800-1900 by Diedrich Willers [Press of W.F. Humphrey, Geneva, NY, 1900; reprinted by W.E. Morrison & Co., Ovid, NY, 1982], p.94

Memorial of James R. Webster, Waterloo, NY Mr. Webster was born in CT, grew up in Phelps, moved to Perry and then Waterloo. He was active in politics and the militia. His memorial pamphlet presents a very interesting look at life in the 1800s.

Whitmer family. Joseph Smith lived with the Whitmer family during his time in Fayette.

Willers Family Register translated from the German.

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