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Monday, October 7, 2013

Church Records (Part VII): "Upstate New York"

The files below are from the William B. Bogardus Collection pertaining to church records found in "Upstate New York," which I define as those counties north and west of Orange County and Dutchess County. The files below are exclusive of those from the "Vosburgh Collection," which was covered in an earlier post. New York City churches and "Downstate New York," were also covered in previous posts.

Records from 1806-1884 of the First Methodist Church of Albany, N. Y. The two extracts found in this file are from Tree Talks, volume 17, no. 1 (March 1977) and volume 22, no. 3 (September 1982). Photocopies of three pages are also found in this file, so there are some other marriages that may be of interest.

First Presbyterian Church, Albany. Photocopy of one page from The Capital, volume 4, no. 4 (1989). One Brower baptism, which is that of Henry Douglas, child of S. D. Brower in 1839.

The Reformed Dutch Church in the Village of Canajoharie, Montgomery Co., N. Y. The complete source is not stated here and there are just two extracts on this one note card.

Records of the St. Marks Evangelical Lutheran Church, Canajoharie, N. Y. Again, the full source citation is not given. Here are a few extracts dating from 1891 to 1921.

Dutch Reformed Church, Catskill, Greene, New York. This file is taken from the computer printout of marriages, 1732-1833, on Family History Library film #1002751, item 6. There is a 1735 marriage of Heinrich Brouwer and Cretche Emerick. These records were also published in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (see this description at the FHL website). This particular marriage is found in NYGB Record vol. 92 (1961), p. 97. It is an early marriage and this Heinrich Brouwer, who had to have been born by 1715 at the latest, is not otherwise known to me. Greene County, New York was not created until 1800 (out of portions of Albany and Ulster Counties).

The Methodist Episcopal Church of Fort Plain, Town of Minden, Montgomery Co., N.Y. No other information is given regarding this source. There is one marriage, that of Michael Coolman and Becky Brower in 1884.

Records of the Reformed Church of Fort Plain in the Town of Minden, Montgomery Co., N.Y. As with the file above, no other information is given with regards to the this source. There are two Brower marriages and one Bogardus marriage on the card.

Marriage Register, 1828-1876, of the Rev. Jeremiah Wood, from Records of the Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, Fulton County, N. Y. From Tree Talks, vol. 25, no. 3, September 1985, p. 165. A marriage of Edgar Brower and Caroline Furguson in 1871.

Katsbaan and Saugerties Reformed Church, Ulster County, New York. Two pages of extracts of Brower and Bogardus from the 1982 publication by Jean D. Worden. Almost all the extracts are Bogardus.

Katsbaan Reformed Church, 1730-1801. The source is Old Ulster Historical and Genealogical Magazine, volumes 8 -10. The extracts here are probably all found in the above file as well. Brower and Bogardus.

Methodist Records, 1789-1834. Taken from the Steward's Book; Earliest Records of Methodism in Ulster County, Orange County and Sullivan County, New York State. Taken from the book of the same title by Kenneth E. Hasbrouck (1955). There is a baptism of an Elizabeth Brower (adult) and a marriage of an Elizabeth Brewer.

Baptism Records of Schaghticoke Dutch Reformed Church. The town of Schaghticoke, named for a Native American Tribal Nation, is in present day Rensselaer County, New York. At the time of the church records on this file it was in Albany County. The extracts here are from FHL film #532618. The records, as transcribed, and annotated by William Burt Cook, were also published in the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vols. 59-64 (1928-1933). There are a couple of transcription errors in this file. "Meghel Capmen" is Meghel (Michael) Lampman, and "Margaret Kegger" is Margaret Hegger.

Baptism and Marriage Records of State Street Methodist Church, Troy, New York. The source cited in this file is "film #4487," but this is not an FHL film and I do not know the repository for it. There is a marriage of Jeremiah Brower to Jane Dubos, "7-3-1833" (I assume this is July 3 and not March 7), that I am unfamiliar with.

Marriage Records of the Trumansburg M. E. Church, Tompkins County, New York. The source is Tree Talks, vol. 27, no. 3, September 1987. Trumansburg is just north and west of Ithaca, New York. There is one marriage here, M. Griffin to Louisa Brewer, both of Romulus, 1855.


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