Daniel K. Belknap
|"DEATH OF MR.
Our Worthy Citizen Passes Away After
a Weary Illness
Daniel K. Belknap
died at his residence late Thursday
afternoon, after a long and lingering
The event had been hourly
anticipated for some time. The reports
in the Tribune from time to time had
prepared his many friends in the community
for the inevitable for several days
past, as it was well known that his
life was hanging by a thread. He has
been wearing out for years. Of a highly
nervous organization, burdened with
heavy responsibilities which his conscientious
make-up would not allow him to slight
in any way, he practically laid down
his life upon the altar of duty. He
met faithfully every obligation to his
employers with energy, tact and discretion.
His courtesy and spirit of accommodation
with the patrons of the road kept them
in the most cordial relations with that
great corporation, and added to its
popularity with the business community.
His invariable cordiality and good sound
common sense and energy fitted him well
for his important duties.
K. Belknap was born in Bethany, Wayne
Co., Pa., March 17, 1828, and was consequently
past 68 years of age. He was the son
of Horace Belknap who died in Tioga
Co., Pa., in 1843. He was the third
child of a family of five sons and three
but a limited early education and for
the first five years after he was 18,
was with a company of Civil Engineers
on the Pennsylvania coal roads. Following
this he entered the employ of the Erie
railroad [sic] Company and from that
time until his resignation a few weeks
ago, he was one of the most faithful,
efficient and best known employees of
that company, his service covering a
period of over 40 years.
for 11 years agent at Deposit and from
there he was promoted to the position
of agent at this station. From that
time until decling [sic] health forced
him to retire from all business and
his resignation was handed in July 18
last, he had performed faithfully, ably
and energetically the many duties of
that position. His energy growing with
the increasing duties of the office.
D. K. Belknap was known more widely
and favorably than any other official
in a like position on the Erie. In October
1857 he was married to Elvira Blizzard
of Sullivan county.
was prominent in the business and social
circles of our community and regarded
by all as a man of more than ordinary
He is survived
by his wife, a son, Walter H., and by
his daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Hartshorn
Steuben County, New York, USA,
11 Sep 1896,
Belknap, Mrs. Dulcy
Mrs. Dulcy McClure, widow
of the late Abel Belknap, died December 3, 1911
near Deposit on the old McClure homestead, at
the advanced age of 87 years and 3 months.
Deceased has been shut in for 18 years, she
was a member of the Baptist church, was loved
by all who knew her. She has been a a patient
sufferer for so any years, but will be greatly
missed. She leaves four children, George
W. of Hill City, Minn., Wm. H., of Binghamton,
Mrs. C. B. Flynn of Oklahoma, Mrs. Casper Banks,
of Turnwood, besides a number of grandchildren
and great grandchildren. Interment
in Ball's Eddy cemetery.
Submitted by Dennis McClure
Published by Catskill Mountain
News, Margaretville, NY, Friday, January 5,
The Evening Gazette,
Port Jervis, N. Y., Thursday, September 6, 1877
The Death of Mrs Belknap
Mrs. Susannah S. Belknap died at the residence
of her son-in-law, James Frantz, in this village
Wednesday evening. She was the relic of the
late Horace Belknap, and was aged 77 years.
She had been suffering for several weeks from
the effects of inflammation and bleeding of
the bowels. The deceased was born in Damascus,
PA., June 27 1801, and was the daughter of Joseph
Skinner. She was the mother of eight children,
five of whom are living, namely: Mrs. Shenck
of White Mills, Mrs. James Frantz, Mrs. C. C.
Quick, and Charles Belknap of this village,
and D. K. Belknap, station agent at Hornellsville.
The funeral took place this afternoon at 2:30
Susan[nah] SKINNER was born 27 Jun 1801 in
Damascus, Wayne, PA.
Cosgrove, Lucy Edwards
NY, d. 27 Nov 1920
Corning Newspaper within
5 days of her death
Death of Mrs.
Michael Cosgrove of White Mills at Corning,
Lucy Edwards, widow of Michael Cosgrove,
the mother of nine sons and six daughters, died
at the home of one of the later, Mrs. Frank
Falk of Corning, NY., Saturday evening, Nov.
27, 1920, as the result of a stroke. The
remains will be brought to her former home town,
White Mills, where services will be held in
the M.E. Church Wednesday afternoon, burial
to follow in Indian Orchard cemetery.
Mrs. Cosgrove lost her husband about fifteen
years ago but had never been bereft of any of
her children and she had the most extraordinary
record of having the sons in the draft of the
world war, two of whom served their country
and also her six sons-in-law were eligible for
service under Uncle Sam.
came of New England ancestry and was born at
Kimble, Pike Co., Oct 30, 1855, therefore being
in her 66th year."
Mills, Texas Twp., Wayne Co., PA, d. 30 May
"Michael Cosgrove died at his
home in White Mills on Wednesday of Pleuro-pneumonia
aged 61 years. Deceased was born on the
high seas and first lived with his parents at
Boston. Later he moved to Pittston and
from there to Ledgedale, where for many years
he was foreman i the lumber woods. About
12 years ago he moved with his family to White
Mills and soon after rented Mr. Dorflinger's
large farm. Deceased is survived by his
aged mother, Mrs. Griffin, of Ledgedale, and
fifteen children, Joseph, Mrs. Albert Werner
and Mrs. Lewis Williams are married and have
homes in White Mills, while the following are
still at home; William, Thomas, Delia, Emma,
Friend, Martin, John, Michael, Lucy, Susan,
Charles, and George. The funeral service
was held on Saturday afternoon at the M.E. Church,
Rev. Simpkins, of Hawley, officiating.
Interment in the Indian Orchard cemetery."
"Michael Cosgrove died at his home
in White Mills on Wednesday afternoon at half
past three o'clock of Pleuro-pneumonia, aged
61 years. He had been sick only three
days and although the family knew that he was
seriously ill, the end came so suddenly that
it was a great shock to all. Deceased
was born on the high seas and first lived with
his parents in Boston. Later he moved to Pittston
and from there to Ledgedale where he was foreman
for many years in the lumber woods. About
twelve years ago he moved with his family to
White Mills and soon after rented Mr. Dorflinger's
large farm which he worked with the help of
his boys. He is survived by his aged mother,
Mrs. Griffin, of Ledgedale, wife and fifteen
children, three of whom, Joseph, Mrs. Albert
Werner and Mrs. Lewis A. Williams, are married
and have homes in White Mills, while the
following are still at home: William, Thomas,
who recently completed a term of service as
a marine in the United States navy, Delia, Emma,
Friend, Martin, John, Michael, Lucy, Susan,
Charles, and George, the youngest, who is six
years old. The funeral services were held at
the M.E. Church on Saturday at 2 o'clock, Rev.
Mr. Simpkins, Pastor of the Methodist church
of Hawley, officiating. The large number
of people present to pay their last respects
to the departed testified the high regard in
which he was half by his fellow townspeople.
The family have lost a kind husband and indulgent
father and the sympathy of the entire community
is extended to them in their sudden loss and
bereavement. Interment was made at Indian
Ruth T. Davis
Ruth T. Davis, a 5-year resident of Cassville,
a homemaker and former 55-year resident of Howells,
died Thursday, December 26, 2002, at St. Luke's
Home in New Hartford. She was 89 years of age.
The daughter of the late Ralph and Lillian Canfield
Tegeler, she was born May 23, 1913, in Milanville,
Pa. She was the widow of Russell Davis who died
June 4, 1996.
Mrs. Davis attended Howell
Congregational Church and St. Paul's United
Methodist Church in Middletown.
She is survived
by a son and daughter-in-law, Barton R. and
Jayne Davis of Schuyler, Va.; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Gloria D. and Herbert Smith
of Middletown and Glenda D. and Richard Foster
of Cassville; two brothers and sisters-in-law,
Merritt and Irene Tegeler of Wasilla, Alaska,
and Carl and Eleanor Tegeler of Pounding Mill,
Va.; a sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Donald
Evans of Seeleyville, Pa.; four grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Specialist
4th Class Stanley R. Davis who was killed in
Vietnam in 1968, and two brothers, Lester and
Services were held Monday
at the Cornelius, Dodd and Connell Funeral Home
Interment was made in the
Hillside Cemetery in Damascus, Pa.
contributions may be made to the Howells Fire
Company, Howells, N.Y. 10932.
Sullivan County Democrat
December 31, 2002
Submitted by Paul Jenkins
Evans, Lois P.
Lois P. Evans, age 75 of
Honesdale Pa, died Tuesday May 6, 2003 in the
Wayne Memorial Hospital Honesdale, PA after
an illness. She is survived by her husband
Donald K. Evans.
She was born in Milanville,
Pa, the daughter of the late Ralph L. and Lillian
Canfield Tegeler and was a member of the First
Presbyterian Church of Honesdale, the Seelyville
Union Chapel and the Willing Worker’s Class.
Lois was a volunteer Gray Lady at the Wayne
Memorial Hospital, and for many years helped
her husband operate their dairy farm in Texas
Township. She loved playing the piano
and enjoyed gardening.
In addition to her husband
she is survived by a son, Glenn Evans, Clarks
Summit, two daughters; Carol Jean Brooks, Mountain
Grove, Missouri and Mary Elizabeth Evans, at
home; two brothers: Merritt Tegeler,
Oregon, and Carl Tegeler, Virginia; a grandson,
Charles Brooks, Mountain Grove, Missouri and
a great grandson, Charles Brooks, Mountain Grove,
Missouri. She was preceded in death by
two brothers: Lester and Allen Tegeler
and a sister Ruth Tegeler.
Funeral Services will be
held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 8, 2003 in
the Arthur A. Bryant Funeral Home, 1228 North
Main Street, Honesdale with Rev. Albert A. Chaffee
of the First Presbyterian Church of Honesdale
Interment will be at in
the Canaan Corners Cemetery, Waymart.
Friends may visit at the
funeral home on Thursday from 1:00 n 2:00 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Seelyville
Union Chapel, c/o Dorothy Orth, Maple Avenue,
Seelyville, PA 18431 or to the donor’s
Submitted by Paul Jenkins
Frantz, Mary C. Belknap
The Evening Gazette, Port
Jervis, [Orange] NY 16 Mar 1899 [sorry - didn't
write down the page]
Mrs. Mary C. Frantz
Mrs. Mary C. Frantz,
widow of the late James D. Frantz, died at her
home, No. 80 East Main street, at 12 30 o'clock
this morning, from the effects of grip, aged
For many years the deceased
had been an invalid and was a patient sufferer.
Her husband, who died some years ago, was one
of the most popular engineers on the Erie road.
The deceased is survived by one son, Benjamin,
of Port Jervis; one brother, Charles Belknap,
of Hawley, Pa., and two grand-children, Jamie
and Margaret Stewart, of this village.
The funeral will occur from her late residence
at 2 30 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. George
Laurel Grove cemetery.
The Port Jervis
Union, Port Jervis, [Orange] NY, 16 Mar 1899
[again, no page number]
Mrs. Mary C.
C. Frantz, widow of the late James D. Frantz,
died at her home, No. 80 East Main street, at
12:30 o'clock last night, from the effects of
grip, aged 61 years. She is survived by one
son, Benjamin D., of Port Jervis; one brother,
Charles Belknap, of Hawley [PA]; two grand-children,
Jamesie and Marguerite Stewart, of Port Jervis.
She was a sister of the late Mrs. C. C. Quick.
Mrs. Frantz has been an invalid for some
time but during her long illness has been a
patient sufferer. She was a member of the Presbyterian
church, of this village, and was a consistent
Christian woman. She was a woman of amiable
disposition and highly esteemed by all who knew
The funeral will be held on Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at her late home.
Rev. G. F. Gillespie will officiate. The internment
will be made in Laurel Grove Cemetery.
Obits for Mary C BELKNAP
(b ~ 1838 PA), the daughter of Susan[nah] SKINNER
of Damascus, Wayne Co, PA and Horace BELKNAP
NY-PA. At least one of Mary's siblings is known
to have been born in Wayne County. I have a
gut feeling that most, if not all, were.
for Alice Zelida Gregory
(1871 - 1917?)
Death of Miss Gregory
Honesdale Teacher Passes Away At Clifton
were greatly shocked Saturday morning to learn
that Miss Alice Gregory had died at the sanitarium,
Clifton Springs, Ontario county, N. Y., Friday
evening at seven o'clock. Her sister, Miss Harriet,
who reached Honesdale Saturday afternoon, said
a letter received from the nurse previous to
the telegram, stated that while Miss Gregory
had not been as well for several days, her condition
was not necessarily alarming. She was, however,
not able to combat with the severe nervous breakdown
suffered and her heart, being considerably affected,
finally gave out under the severe strain.
Miss Gregory resumed her school duties
last fall under difficulty. Her mother's health
not being very good, she returned to the Prompton
home every evening. About the middle of October
Mrs. Gregory fell, receiving an injury to her
hip, and with the aid of nurses the daughter
continued to look after her mother and attend
to her school
duties, but was obliged to
obtain a leave of absence from school in December.
The middle of January Mrs. Gregory was removed
to Dr. Burns' hospital, Scranton, where she
passed away, Jan. 30. Upon the advice of her
physician Miss Gregory went to Clifton Springs
three weeks ago Saturday to recuperate.
Alice Zelida Gregory was born at Beech
Grove, near Prompton, Jan. 5, 1871, a daughter
of John Gregory and Christine Bines. She graduated
from the Honesdale high school in 1890 and a
year later from Mansfield state normal. After
teaching two terms at Forest City she became
teacher, 1894, of the fifth grade in the local
school. In 1901 she
became instructor of
mathematics in the high school and eventually
took charge of the English department conducted
for many years by Miss Clara T. Sutton. Connected
with the school for over a quarter of a century
as a student and an instructor, her influence
was always for the uplift of the institution.
. . . [More praise of her contribution as a
Miss Gregory had been
a member of Grace Episcopal church since girlhood,
and was also worthy matron of Washington Irving
chapter, Eastern Star.
are two sisters, Miss Carrie E., teaching in
the New York city schools and Miss Harriet I.,
also a teacher at New Market, N. J.
funeral services were held at Grace church Monday
afternoon at 3:30, Rev. A. L. Whittaker officiating.
The edifice was filled, Washington Irving Chapter,
members of the school board, teachers and scholars
attending in a body. There were many beautiful
floral tributes. The pall bearers were R. T.
Davies and E. W. Burchfield of the faculty;
W. J. Ward, J. A. Brown from the school board;
G. Wm. Sell and W. W. Baker, representing the
Interment was made in Prompton
[Surnames: Gregory, Bines]
[Newspaper and date not identified]
for Christina Bines Gregory
Mrs. John Gregory entered
into rest early Tuesday morning, Jan. 30, 1917,
at the Burns hospital, Scranton. In October
of last year she fell, receiving an injury to
her right hip and limb from which she never
recovered and her removal to a hospital about
two weeks ago was made that she might receive
treatment from Dr. Burns. The shock of the
accident proved too great for one of her age,
71 years, and she continued to grow weaker.
Christina Bines, a daughter of Christina
Bellamy and John Bines, was born near Honesdale,
June 26, 1846. Her mother died when she was
quite young and she resided with relatives,
Mr. and Mrs. Ham, (parents of the late T. J.
Jam) until her marriage to John Gregory, April
5, 1876, when the couple removed to a farm near
Beech Grove. About seven years ago they purchased
a home in Prompton village where deceased has
since resided. Mrs. Gregory's husband died in
April 1912, and her sister, Mrs. C. D. Kimble
(Elizabeth) of East Honesdale, passed away Aug.
In early girlhood deceased
united with the Methodist church and was an
excellent Christian woman, a good neighbor and
a devoted wife and mother. One of the ambitions
for which she strove was the education of her
daughters and they have well rewarded her earnest
efforts, all holding excellent positions as
teachers. They are Miss Alice Z., of Honesdale
high school; Miss Carrie E. of New York city
Harriet I. of New Market, N. J.
The funeral services will be held
from her late home at Prompton, Thursday afternoon
at two o'clock, Rev. A. L. Whittaker of Grace
church officiating; interment in Prompton cemetery.
[Surnames: Bines, Gregory, Bellamy, Kimble,
[Newspaper and date unidentified]
for William Gregory (1828-1901)
Wm. Gregory died of dropsy and heart trouble
at his home at Beech Grove on Friday and the
funeral was held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday; interment
at Bethany. Mr. Gregory was born in Cornwall,
England, May 19, 1828. He was the fifth of a
family of nine, and, as was the English custom,
at the age of seven years he was bound out until
he should reach his majority. He celebrated
his 21st birthday by boarding a vessel for America.
He arrived in Honesdale in June, 1849. On Sept.
6, 1856 he was united in marriage with Mis [sic]
Maria Snell, of Dyberry. They purchased their
farm at Beech Grove in 1861, and had since resided
there. He has been a successful farmer, a kind
and highly respected by all his
[Surnames: Gregory, Snell]
[Newspaper not identified; "Died Oct. 18,
1901" written above clipping.]
Zena LaBaugh of Palm Bay,
FL, died on Sunday, September 19, 2004 at her
home. She was 93.
She was born in Starrucca,
PA, August 18, 1911 to the late Elmer and Martha
Small Lee. She was the widow of Alfred Rickard
and Leo LaBaugh and also predeceased by numerous
brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her daughter,
Lynette Zeltwanger in Palm Bay, FL, with whom
she resided; four sons, Ronald Rickard of Jacksonville,
FL, Dennis Rickard of Thompson, GA, Paul LaBaugh
of Winston-Salem, NC, and Bruce LaBaugh of Clio,
MI. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren,
11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday, September 25, 2004, at 9 a.m. from
the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, Park Avenue
and South Street, Wilkes-Barre, with a funeral
mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church of the
Immaculate Conception, 134 South Washington
Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Interment will be
in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.
Friends may call at the Funeral
Home on Saturday morning from 8 to 9.
Sullivan County Democrat:
Obituaries for September 24, 2004.
Calicoon, New York
Transcribed by Linda Blum-Barton
06 Oct 2008
a very old an highly respected
resident of Wayne county, died on Thursday,
Jan. 9 1908 at his home at Arlington, after
an illness of nearly five years. Mr.
Ryan came to Pennsylvania from Ireland in
the early fifties. He lived for many
years at Ledgedale, then went to White Mills
and finally settled at Arlington.
The funeral services were the most impressive
seen in that locality in many years.
His six sons carried him into the church
and lowered him into his final resting place.
He was married to Bridget Lane in 1857 and
was the proud possessor of ten children,
all of whom were present at his funeral,
nearly all of them coming many miles:
Peter, the eldest from Yonkers, N.Y., Michael
S., Omaha, Nebraska: Mrs. Hanna Baxter,
Boston, Mass.: William H., Streator, Il.
(my grandfather): Mrs. Alice Gallagher,
New York city: Mrs Mary Garrity, Trenton,
N.J.: Patrick J., Yonkers N.Y.: Mrs. Leon
Preville and Thomas J. New York city.: John
of Arlington. A requiem high mass
was celebrated by Rev. Father Walsh of Hawley
and he delivered a very touching sermon
resplendent with all the good qualities
of the deceased.
23 Oct 2010
for Felix Searles (1837-1918?)
Felix Searles, in his 80th year, died
at his home in this village on Saturday, Feb.
3d. He had been in fading health for more than
a decade, and was confined to the bed for nearly
Mr. Searles was a native
of Cornwall, England, where he was born on May
7, 1837. He came to this country when about
11 years old with his parents, who settled on
a farm near Honesdale, Pa. Arriving at the age
of manhood he learned the tailoring business
at Honesdale. For several years he was employed
at Hawley, Pa., by a merchant tailor named Martenus.
He then came to Hancock and opened an establishment
as merchant tailor, which has been continued
for a period of more than
fifty years. His
son Clarence has been in charge since failing
health compelled his retirement.
Oct. 14, 1869, he was united in marriage with
Mary Tarbox, a sister of our townsman E. B.
Tarbox, who survives with his only son Clarence,
and one daughter, Mrs. Edward H. LeRoy. . .
The funeral service was held
at his late home on East Front Street, Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. T. H. E. Richards,
pastor of the Methodist church, of which Mr.
Searles was a member, officiated. Interment
in Riverview cemetery. The pallbearers were
L. S. Leonard, F. N. Conlon, H. S. Jones, Henry
Seibert, L. G. Carpenter, J. M
[Surnames: Searles, Tarbox, LeRoy]
unidentified; probably the Hancock Herald]
notice for Mrs. Kate Gregory
Spargo (1841-43 - 1913)
Kate Gregory Spargo, wife of Alfred Spargo,
died at her home at Kelsey, Cal., March 11,
1913, aged 72 years. She was the last of a family
of nine children and a sister of the late John
Gregory, who passed away about a year ago at
his Prompton home. Born in Cornwall, England,
she came to America when but four years old
and for a while lived at Bethany. When 26 years
of age she removed to Wisconsin. On Feb. 2,
1871, was married to Alfred Spargo and they
removed to Kelsey, where they have since resided.
She was a most estimable woman and had many
friends. Besides her husband she is survived
by one daughter, Mrs. James McGraw of Oroville,
[Surnames: Gregory, Spargo, McGraw]
[1900 census entry for Kate Spargo, Kelsy, CA,
says she was born Oct 1843 and describes her
as a widow.]
[Newspaper and date unidentified]
Tegeler, Allen J.
Funeral services will be
held today, Wednesday, May 11, for Allen J.
Tegeler age 64 of Pike Street, Port Jervis,
NY, and was a glass blower at Gillinder Brothers,
Port Jervis, who died Sunday, May 8, 1988, in
Mercy Community Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Tegeler was born in
Honesdale, June 30, 1923 as was the son of Ralph
and Lillian Canfield Tegeler, and had resided
in Port Jervis for 35 years.
His wife, Eva Shaffer Tegeler
predeceased him. He was a member of American
Flint and Glassworkers Union, Local No. 20.
He is survived by two daughters,
Cherylynn Tegeler and Judy Tegeler of Honesdale;
three brothers, the Rev. Carl Tegeler of Pounding
Mill, VA, Lester Tegeler of Warren PA, and the
Rev. Merritt Tegeler of Glennallen, Alaska;
two sisters, Ruth Davis of Honesdale, several
nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11
a.m. in Gray Funeral Home, 100 E. Main St. Port
Jervis, with the Rev. Carl Tegeler officiating.
Visitation hours are today,
from 10 to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Galilee Cemetery, Galilee,
Submitted by Paul Jenkins
Donald James Tegeler, formerly of Jeffersonville,
NY, died Thursday, March 26, 2009 in Las Vegas,
Nevada. He was 67.
The son of the late Edson
J. and Mary Huff Tegeler, he was born on July
21, 1941 in Callicoon.
Mr. Tegeler was a
veteran of the U.S. Army, and an avid sports
and music fan. He was fortunate to spend many
decades in the radio broadcasting business in
New York City, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary Margaret
Kasiewicz and her husband Richard of West Redding,
Conn., and Kathleen Ambrosino and her husband
Tom of Neversink, NY; a sister-in-law, June
Tegeler of Jeffersonville; and several nieces
He was predeceased by two brothers,
William D. Tegeler and Thomas F. Tegeler.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on
Saturday, April 25 at St. George’s R.C. Church,
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Connecticut Chapter of the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society, One Selleck Street,
Suite 500, Norwalk, CT 06855.
Submitted by Paul Jenkins
Tegeler, Frieda G.
Frieda G. Tegeler, Damascus,
died Friday, May 20, 1988, at home. She
was the widow of the late Vernon Tegeler, who
died in 1983.
Born in Callicoon, N.Y.,
daughter of the late John and Dora Buddenhagen
Gorr, she was a homemaker and a member of Damascus
United Methodist Church. She was also
a member of St. Tamaimince Chapter 492, Order
of Eastern Star, Callicoon, N.Y.
Surviving are one son,
Robert Tegeler, New City, N.Y.; one daughter,
Jean Johnson, Yardley; one sister, Mathilda
Howell, Norwich, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.
Her funeral was conducted
Monday afternoon at the Damascus United Methodist
Church, with the Rev. George Rees, pastor, officiating.
Interment was in Hillside Cemetery, Damascus.
may be made to the Damascus Volunteer Ambulance
Corps or the Damascus United Methodist Church.
Submitted by Paul Jenkins
Tegeler, Thomas F.
Thomas Francis Tegeler of Jeffersonville,
a retired kitchen designer salesman for Narrowsburg
Lumber Company, died Tuesday, July 31, 2001,
at his home. He was 64 years of age.
son of the late Edson J. and Mary Huff Tegeler,
he was born May 2, 1937, in Callicoon.
Tegeler was a member of St. George's Roman Catholic
Church, the Jeffersonville Fire Department,
and the Jeffersonville Volunteer First Aid Squad,
all in Jeffersonville, and the Buc Ridge Rod
and Gun Club.
He is survived by his wife,
June Bargfrede Tegeler, and a son, John William
Tegeler, both at home; a brother, Donald Tegeler
of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters and brothers-in-law,
Mary Margaret and Rich Kasiewicz of Redding,
Conn., and Kathleen and Tom Ambrosino of Neversink;
two brothers- and sisters-in-law, Joel and Elaine
Flaxer of Jane Lew, W. Va., and Michael and
Kathy Quinlass of Youngsville; two nephews,
Dan Flaxer of New Bern, N.C., and John Michael
Kasiewicz of Redding, Conn.; and four nieces,
Mary Ellen Stieglitz of Long Island, Jill Caseria
and her husband, Stace, of Bridgeport, Conn.,
and Jennifer and Kaitlyn Quinlass, both of Youngsville.
He was predeceased by a sister, Rosemary, and
a brother, William Tegeler.
A Mass of Christian
Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday at
St. George's Church in Jeffersonville with Father
Robert Nee officiating.
Burial will be made
in Calvary Cemetery in Youngsville.
contributions may be made to the Jeffersonville
Volunteer First Aid Squad, Box 396, Jeffersonville,
N.Y. 12748, Hospice of Orange and Sullivan,
800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, N.Y. 12550,
or to the Jeffersonville Fire Department, Box
156X, Jeffersonville, N.Y. 12748.
The River Reporter – Narrowsburg
www.riverreporter.com edition 01-08-09
Submitted by Paul Jenkins
White Mills, Texas Twp., Wayne
Co., PA, d. 21 Oct 1936
about 23, Oct 1936.
"Mrs. Samantha Williams,
one of the oldest residents of Wayne county,
died at 12:30am Wednesday, October 21, 1936,
at her home at White Mills. Mrs. Williams
spent her entire life within a radius of a few
miles, and for the past forty-five years had
lived in the village where she was known and
loved by practically all the inhabitants and
where she reared a family of nine boys, one
girl having died in infancy. She was born at
Inglehart, then known as Beaver Dam, the daughter
of George and Elaine McKinney Young, on February
23, 1844, being therefore, in her 93rd year
at the time of her death. At the age of
nine years both her parents contracted typhoid
fever and died within two days of each other,
leaving a family of two sons and three daughters
of which she was the last survivor, a sister,
Mrs. Martha DeReamer having preceded her in
death two years ago. She was the wife
of Samuel Williams, a Civil War veteran, who
died April 25, 1895. To them were born William,
Gilbert, Grant, George, Levi, Frank, Albert,
Otis, Benjamin and Emma, all deceased excepting
Grant of Endicott, NY; Benjamin, Forest Lake
and Otis at home. A large number of grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren
also survive. Mrs. Williams was a remarkable
woman. Her initiative and seemingly unlimited
vitality enabled her to withstand the rigors
of the times through which she lived.
Many a narrative of howling volves and screaming
panthers held the wrapt attention of succeeding
generations to the number of four, and of how
women of her girlhood found it not unusual to
go into the woods and help clear land with the
men members of their families. She made
herself a useful and good neighbor and only
kind remembrances remain with her large number
of friends and acquaintances. Until five
weeks ago she maintained her own household since
which time the kind hands of relatives and neighbors
tenderly cared for her. Funeral will be
held Friday morning, 10:15 at the home and 11:00
in the White Mills M.E. Church, Rev. Mr. Greenfield
of the Hawley-White Mills charge officiating;
burial in Indian Orchard cemetery."
Williams, Samuel W.
White Mills, Texas Twp.,
Wayne Co., PA, d. 25 April, 1895
Independent, April 27, 1895
Williams died of dropsy at his home in White
Mills, on Thursday, aged 58 years. The
funeral will be held at 2:30 this afternoon.
Interment at Indian Orchard. A widow and
large family of children survive him."
Wayne Independent, May 1, 1895
Williams died at his home, at White Mills, Thursday
morning, April 25, aged 57 years. Mr.
Williams was born in 1838 at Newburgh, NY.
In 1859, he married Samantha Young. They
spent the early part of their married life near
Mast Hope. He was converted in 1862, while
in the army, and united with the Ashley Baptist
church; came to White Mills in 1888, and there
joined the M. E. church. He had been a
continual sufferer during the past five years.
He was a devoted husband, a kind father and
consistent Christian. His wife and nine
sons survive him."
Citizen, May 23, 1895
Williams, who died at White Mills, some three
weeks ago, was a veteran of the rebellion, having
served in Co. I., 84th PA Volunteers, a Damascus
organization, under the late Capt. John R. Ross."
Yerkes, Matilda Skinner
[The following obituary
is for Matilda SKINNER, a daughter of Joseph
SKINNER 6 (Daniel 5, Joseph 4, Ebenezar 3, Thomas
2, Thomas of Malden) & Mercy KINNEY (lineage?).
There are some interesting details included]
From the 26 Sep 1894 "The Evening Gazette",
Port Jervis, Orange, NY:
The Gazette briefly
noticed the death of Mrs Matilda Yerkes, which
ocurred Tuesday afternoon at 12 08 o'clock at
her home on Brooklyn Street [Port Jervis, Orange,
NY], suddenly of cholera morbus. She had but
recently returned from a visit to Damascus among
friends and relatives, and visited for the last
time the old homestead where she was born and
spent her girlhood days.
was born at Damascus, Wayne County, Pa, Nov
30 1809. Her maiden name was Matilda Skinner
and she was the daughter of Joseph Skinner and
Mercy Kinney. She comes of historic and Revolutionary
stock . Her great-grandfather, Joseph Skinner,
came to Damascus from Connecticut in 1755 
and was one of the original land owners there.
He was killed, it is supposed, by an Indian,
in 1759. 
On her mother's side, she
was of Puritan descent, one of her ancesters
having come to this country on the Mayflower.
She was also a lineal descendant through her
mother, of Edward Rutledge, of South Carolina,
one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence
and member of the Continental Congress. 
Mrs. Yerkes was twice married. Her first
husband was Charles Young, of Cochecton [Sullivan
Co, NY]. Their marriage took place June 12,
1833. They removed to Port Jervis in 1851 where
Mr. Young purchased considerable property on
Railroad Avenue, and entered in the mercantile
business. He died the following year, August
15, 1852. About 1860 his widow married Nathaniel
Yerkes, a native of Coshecton [Sullivan Co,
NY]. They resided in Port Jervis a number of
years. He died in 1883.
Since that time,
Mrs. Yerkes and her adopted daughter, Miss Mary
Boucher , have lived together. She was a
member of the Port Jervis Presbyterian Church
from it's organization, and made a profession
of religion very young. She was active and useful
in all walks of life, and was greatly beloved
by many by many in the church and this community.
She is survived by her adopted daughter,
Miss Mary Boucher, and by the following nephews
and neices: D. K. Belknap, station agent of
Hornellsville; Charles Belknap of Blooming Grove,
Pa., and Mrs. C. C. Quick and Mary Frantz, of
Port Jervis. 
The funeral will take
place from the late residence on Brooklyn Street,
Thursday afternoon, at 9 30 o'clock, Internment
at Laurel Grove Cemetary." [In Port Jervis,
 = Matilda's GF Daniel
SKINNER's Revolutionary leanings - though Wahl,
I believe, considers Daniel to be a Revolutionary
soldier and there are records for a Daniel SKINNER
RW vet from NY-PA-NJ, Sivertsen & Covey
believe him to be a Loyalist and that Nathan
SKINNER attempted to whitewash this in his manuscript.
See note  for book information. No information
about Matilda's mother's side.
Joseph SKINNER (Matilda's GGF) was in Cushetunk
in 1754 when he was murdered. His body was found
on an island in the middle of the Delaware several
weeks after his death; it was identified by
the prayer book in his pocket. The perpetrator
wasn't identified, but according to the book
in Note , the assailant was French or a French
sympathizer as the papers he was carrying ended
up in French hands. Joseph was a patent-holder
in both the Susquehanna Company and the Delaware
Company. Joseph & Martha came to PA via
a stop-over in the Amenia area of the Nine Partners
Patent, Dutchess, NY where some of their children
were born or at least registered
= see "The Legend of Cushetunk: The Nathan
Skinner Manuscript and the Early History of
Cochecton" by Barbara J. Silvertsen and
Barbara L. Covey, 1993, Heritage Books, Inc.,
pages 2.-3. and Endnote #6.
 = As
I am unsure of Matilda's mother's surname, I
haven't been able to look further back to verify
or refute these details. There were RUTLEDGEs
in Wayne County, however.
 = No opportunity
as yet to investigate this adoption of Mary
BOUCHER - was it a legal adoption or one of
 = Daniel K[inney?] BELKNAP,
Erie Railroad Station Agent at Hornellsville,
Delaware, NY. Charles BELKNAP was an Erie RR
engineer. Per her mother's obit, Laura / Laurel
BELKNAP married William QUICK; perhaps C.C.
is his nickname. Mary C BELKNAP married another
Erie RR engineer, James D. FRANTZ (Wahl is in
error about her marrying a "Mr French").
All are children of Horace BELKNAP and Matilda's
sister, Susan[nah] SKINNER.
Appeared 25 Sep 1894
1894 - Dec 31, 1894.
Microfilm #418 PTJMOC180
Collection of the Port Jervis Free Library
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