My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Friday, March 4, 2011

Stone Arabia, New York

Stone Arabia
Lutheran Church 1792
Also site of Log Church 1729
Settled by Palatines
1712
(I took this photo 11 years ago. The Church was behind me.)

During the past several weeks, somebody has been using the key words, Stone Arabia + New York + history in their search engine, and I have been getting the hits. This Follow Friday, with the below information is for that person.

Sites pertaining to the history of Stone Arabia, New York are: 
The Arkell Museum (great old photos of that area).
Early Stone Arabia by Andrew L. Dillenbeck
Please see my posting The Fonda Courthouse at Fonda, New York (a must visit for anybody doing Montgomery County, New York research).

While several of my Saturday Surname lists (HESS, NELLIS and YOUNG) had Stone Arabia mentioned, there are many other surnames in my tree with connections to that Mohawk River town as well.  Perhaps some of the listed names, might be useful to you, if so, please write me for more information. First list includes those married there, second list either those born or died there.

In addition, I will be posting my SCRAMBLING / SCRAMLIN surnames, many with Stone Arabia ties.

Christopher William Fox
Nicholas Gardinier
Johannes Hess
Johannes Frederick Hess
Jacob J. Klock
Timotheus Leonardson
Andrew W. Nellis
Henry Scrambling
Jacob J. Weaver
Dewald Young

Miscellaneous surnames:
Dagstader
Empie
Getman
Sutz
Thompson
Wallrath
Weaver
Quackenbosh
Van Alstine

4 comments:

Susan Petersen said...

Barb - two of the surnames you've listed show up in the research on my Bellinger line who were from Stone Arabia and Herkimer, NY. The ones that look familiar to me are Hess and Klock. Those names are ALWAYS in the Bellinger research.

Barbara Poole said...

Susan, I have HESS as a direct line, that line is also in my Surname List. Maybe we connect? I wish I had taken more photos, but this was done in the era of film.

Lynne said...

Thanks so much for this blog and the links. I learned so much. I have traced my ancestors back to the first patent, John Christian Gerlack who was probably a uncle ancestor.

Barbara Poole said...

Lynne, Thank you for finding this old post. I loved Stone Arabia, the area, the people and the Court House. I hope you can get there in one of your travels...do let me know if you do.