FORT HERKIMER CHURCH CEMETERY, Part 2
Town of German Flatts
Herkimer County, New York
STEELE, Jacob, d. 3-22-1845, 31yr
BELLINGER, Norman, 1830-1909, Wf. Anna Baxter
BELLINGER, Anna Baxte,r 1836-1902, Hus. Norman
VANSLYKE, Moses, d. 9-7-1866, 48yr-11mo, Wf. Lucinda
VANSLYKE, Lucinda, 1823-1897, Hus. Moses
VANSLYKE, Roselle, 1867-1926
VANSLYKE, Alonzo, 1864-1889
EYSAMAN, Joseph, d. 5-1-1846, 39yr-8mo-10da
EYSAMAN, Francis, d. 2-1-1885, 68yr-4mo, Wf. Maria
EYSAMAN, Maria, d. 3-16-1891, 72yr-6mo-19da, Hus. Francis
EYSAMAN, Joseph, d. 3-14-1858, 70yr, Wf. Nancy
EYSAMAN, Nancy, d. 11-11-1874, 85yr, Hus. Joseph
RANKINS, Josiah, d. 12-26-1888, 70yr-2mo-21da, Wf. Eva
RANKINS, Eva, d. 5-14-1880, 60yr-4mo-6da, Hus. Josiah
RANKINS, Melchert, d. 6-26-1877, 85yr-3mo-6da
Update 5/21/99 from Willis Rankins: "Missing is Nancy wife of Melchert Rankins, dau. of Stephen Eysaman, who died Aug. 18, 1842. Age 43 yrs, 8ms, 1da. She is on the same marker as Melchert and Josiah, Melchert's son and Eva who was Josiah's wife. Thomas Rankins, b. 1771, d. 1833, had a stone back in the 60's but has been removed now. Thomas' son James T. Rankins was buried there in 1882 beside his wife Mary. James was b. 1796, d. 1882. If you can add these to the cemetery list I would be most grateful. The record for James being buried there was from the Paines Hollow Church. "
SHOEMAKER, James T., 1825-1900
CASLER, Jacobus, d. 1843, 87yr-11mo-16da
CASLER, Elizabeth, d. 10-11-1837, 72yr-7mo, Hus. Richard
RANKINS, Mary, d. 7-24-1855, 55yr-10mo-22da, Hus. James
CRISMAN, wife of David, 1829-1879, Hus. David
SHOEMAKER, Catharine, d. 11-4-1899, 79yr-2mo-29da, Hus. Andrew
SHOEMAKER, Andrew, d. 10-13-1882, 62yr-4mo-9da, Wf. Catharine
SHOEMAKER, Alfred, D. 3-26-1869, 51yr-10mo-5da
SHOEMAKER, John, no data, Soldier of Rev., Wf. Anna E.
SHOEMAKER, Anna Elizabeth, d. 1-1-1862, 91yr-2mo, Hus. John
HAMMOND, Stephen, d. 11-16-1847, 82yr-9mo, Wf. Loranca
HAMMOND, Loranca E., d. 4-13-1830, 62yr, Hus. Stephen
STAURING, Ida E., d. 8-2-1859, 3yr-1mo-26da
STAURING, Amelia, d. 12-7-1862, 2yr-7mo-12da
FOX, Mary, 1803-1862, Hus. F.C.
SHOEMAKER, John Jr., d. 6-6-1862, 74yr-4mo-22da, Wf. Catharine
SHOEMAKER, Catharine, d. 9-13-1850, 61yr-5mo-22da, hus. John Jr.
SHOEMAKER, Catharine, d. 5-13-1838, 12yr-3-15da
SHOEMAKER, Adam, d. 3-31-1835, 22yr-19da
WOOD, Magdalene, d. 5-25-1837, 13yr-1mo-2da
RANKINS, Richard, d. 1-18-1859, 48yr-11-18da, Wf. Eva
RANKINS, Mary, d. 10-20-1851, 11yr-9mo-3da
RANKINS, Eva, d. 6-18-1874, 72yr, Hus. Richard
RANKINS, Ursula, d. 2-1-1847, 1yr-9mo-20da, TWINS
RANKINS, Urilla, d. 2-1-1847, 1yr-9mo-20da, TWINS
CASLER, Adam, d. 1-20-1870, 63-3mo-11da, Wf. Epha
CASLER, Epha, d. 1-31-1870, 63-8mo-14da, Hus. Adam
RANKINS, Catharine, d. 12-30-1852, 80yr
RANKINS, Phebe, d. 12-5-1847, 33yr
LEWIS, Mary A. (Stacy), d. 6-3-1887, 68yr
MILLER, John, 1837-1908, Wf. Martha
MILLER, Martha, 1845-1913, Hus. John
MILLER, Edmund, 1883-1912
HESS, Frederick Ian, d. 3-1-1816, 11yr
HESS, Em___, d. 5-5-1808, 29yr, Hus. Frederick
EDICK, John, 1829-1913, Wf. Lany A. Rice
EDICK, Lany A. Rice, 1837-1927, Hus. John
STEELE, Richard N., d. 5-22-1826, 61yr-3mo-22da, Wf. Catharina
STEELE, Catharina, d. 7-28-18??, 66yr-8mo-8da, Hus. Richard N.
FOX, Harold, 1900-1902
STEELE, David, no data, 31yr-10mo-4da
EVERSON, Jacob, d. 7-30-1863, 82yr, Wf. Barbary
EVERSON, Barbary, d. 4-6-1867, 76yr, Hus. Jacob
KETCHUM, Arthur, d. 10-12-1857, 2yr-11mo-5da
KETCHUM, Abram, 1822-1887
CASLER, William H., 1853-1897, Wf. Elizabeth C.
REESE, Catharine B., d.1-21-1816, 56yr-10mo-14da, Hus. Mathew
REESE, Mary, d. 9-19-1843, 24yr-2mo-20da
FOX, Frances Marcella, d. 9-2-1811, 3yr
FOX, Mary Elizabeth, d. 11-1-1839, 29da
FOX, Emma Jane, d. 11-23-1850, 2yr-19da
FOX, Elizabeth, d. 8-27-1830, 51yr-13da Hus. George
FOX, George, d. 8-20-1834, 54yr-24da Wf. Elizabeth
EYSAMAN, Mary E. Fox, 1830-1885, Hus. J. S.
WELLINGTON, Rufus, d. 4-20-1860, 6yr-5mo-4da
SANFORD, Charles, d. 4-16-1860
MYERS, Delia Getman, 1790-1826, Hus. Michael F.
MYERS, Margaret, d. 5-12-1817, 24yr
* (1926 reading of Mrs. M. M. Hatch states 24 yr 11 da)
DODGE, Henry, d. 12-14-1868, 72yr-10mo-14da, Wf. Margaret
DODGE, Margaret, d. 8-20-1866, 87yr, Hus. Henry
DODGE, Mary Ann, d. 10-6-1847, 24yr-11mo-2da, Hus. Frederick
HELMER, John, 1850-1914
MILLER, Martha M., d. 1915
MURPHY, Sarah, 1871-1922
ORENDORFF, George H., 1817-1902, Wf. Mary H.
ORENDORFF, Mary H., 1813-1898, Hus. George H.
ORENDORFF, Elias, 1850-1854
FISHER, Garrett L., d. 10-13-1883, 76yr, Wf. Amy
FISHER, Amy, d. 2-10-1864, 53yr, Hus. Garrett L.
FISHER, Christian, d. 6-5-1861, 81yr, Wf. Elizabeth
FISHER, Elizabeth, d. 2-5-1867, 81yr, Hus. Christian
FISHER, William, d. 7-14-1870, 50yr
ZOLLAR, Frederick, d. 10-24-1869, 77yr-6mo-22da, Wf. Nancy
ZOLLAR, Nancy, d. 9-3-1831, 68yr, Hus. Frederick
ZOLLAR, Dorathy A.. d. 12-29-1897, 66yr
FOLTS, Peter, d. 11-16-1827, 77yr, Wf. Barbara Rasbach
CISLER, Marks, d. 9-22-1830, 14yr
FOLTS, Barbara Rasbach, d. 3-25-1841, 82yr-7mo-27da, Hus. Peter
MILLER, John, d. 5-23-1834, 50yr
MILLER, Jacob, 1809-1869, Wf. Nancy
MILLER, Nancy, d. 10-15-1852, Hus. Jacob
MILLER, Henry, 1811-1856
STEELE, Adam R., d. 6-7-1874, 86yr-5mo-9da, Wf. Fanny
STEELE, Fanny, d. 10-12-1865, 88yr-1mo-7da, Hus. Adam R.
STEELE, James, infant
STEELE, Margaret, infant
STEELE,Richard, d. 5-29-1840, 75yr, Wf. Nancy
STEELE, Nancy, d. 11-20-1815, 52 yr, Hus. Richard
FOX, Magdelana, 1811-1886, Hus. F. M.
FOX, Frederick M., 1809-1886, Wf. Magdelana
ORENDORFF, Mary C., d. 6-5-1885, 22yr-3mo-6da
SHOEMAKER, Aaron, d. 1-9-1872, 52yr-3mo-6da
CHRISTMAN, Mary Elizabeth, d. 10-4-1842, 71yr-7mo, Hus. Jacob
CHRISTMAN, Jacob, d. 1843, 74yr-9mo-5da, Wf. Mary E.
RUBY, Joseph, d. 2-21-1838, 48yr-4mo
FRANK, John, d. 4-11840
FRANK, Abigail, d. 3-18-1847, 61yr
VANDRESER, Elizabeth, d. 6-31-1862, 72yr, Hus. Henry
VANDRESER, John, d. 1-1-1851, 23yr-7mo-23da
KILTS, Susan Hakes, 1832-1899
GETMAN, Rudolph, 1813-1892, Wf. Delia Casler
GETMAN, Delia Casler, 1806-1882, Hus. Rudolph
CASLER, Nancy, d. 9-29-1875, 75yr
CASLER, Richard, d. 9-15-1855, 91yr, Wf. Margaret
CASLER, Margaret, d. 4-9-1861, 81yr-8mo-9da, Hus. Richard
FISHER, Rozelle E., 1836-1893
FISHER, Mary Frank, 1837-1901
DOLING, John, d. 7-11-1887, 53yr VETERAN
SPOHN, Abraham, d. 6-8-1838, 11yr-11mo-3da
ZOLLER, Nicholas, 1826-1899, Wf. Margaret O.
ZOLLER, Margaret O., 1831-1912, Hus. Nicholas
ZOLLER, Stephen, infant son
SNELL, Sylvenus, 1828-1896, Wf. Nancy
SNELL, Nancy, 1828-1909, Hus. Sylvenus
DRESHER, William C., d. 2-5-1885, 77yr, Wf. Catharine
DRESHER, Catharine, d. 1-13-1890, 82yr, Hus. William C.
BAKER, Warren, d. 2-10-1872, 35yr-6mo-2da, Wf. Lorin
BAKER, Lorin, d. 9-18-1864, 52yr, Hus. Warren
BAKER, Emma, d. 8-16-1849, 4mo-27da
BAKER, Lorin E., d. 8-20-1849, 2yr-3mo-10da
Some stones turned over and some cannot read since 2 years ago.
Source: This list was provided by Susan Perkins of the Herkimer County Historical Society. The cemetery may have been read by Mr. Hildebrandt, who read other area cemeteries in the 1970s.
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The original typescript was digitally transcribed by April Kline, who is researching her Huber/Hoover ancestors in the Mohawk Valley. April is specifically searching for information on the parents of Jacob Hoover, who was born 17 April 1760 in Philiadelphia, PA and died January 22, 1847 in Manheim, Montgomery County, NY. Jacob lived with his father and brothers Heinrich Huber/Henry Hoover (born c. 1744 Switzerland and died 1823 Little Falls, NY) and Johann Heinrich Huber/John Henry Hoover (born c.1745 Switzerland and died 1840 Little Falls, NY) in the Herkimer area during the Revolutionary War. In 1781 Jacob Hoover married Margaret Eigenbrodt (b.1765 Manheim, NY; d. 1820 Manheim, NY). April is interested in hearing from anyone researching the Hoover and Eigenbrodt families. April Hoover Kline. NOTE: April's email address from 1998 was no longer working as of July 2015. If you know what her current email address is, please contact the site coordinator so that we can add it.
PHOTO CREDIT: The photograph of the Ft. Herkimer churchyard was taken by Skip Duett during one of his research trips in 1996. Skip also contributed the photo and list of the Mapletown Cemetery.
About Ft. Herkimer Church:
The oldest church in Herkimer County and one of the oldest in New York State is Fort Herkimer Church, located on Route 5-S, about two miles east of Mohawk.
Built of native limestone, it was originally started in 1753 by Palatine German settlers, but was only partially completed at the time of the French and Indian wars. With the return of peace, construction resumed, and it was completed in 1767, according to a date in stone above the original entrance on the north side.
As the congregation began to shrink, even before the Civil War, the gallery was closed off and a ceiling installed beneath it to improve heating. Over the years, shrinkage continued, and services gradually came to an end. While closed as an active church, it continued the property of the Reformed Church district, the Classis of Montgomery.
In the past decade, following an extensive study and archaelogical survey, a restoration project has been undertaken, financed by government grants and individual contributions. This followed closing of the building, which had become structurally unsound. Traditional Thanksgiving services have now been resumed and many special events, including weddings, have taken place in the church.
Soldiers of the Revolution are among those buried in the surrounding churchyard. The church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Source of above excerpts: "Prayer and Praise: Churches in Herkimer County 1723-1981", by Emily R. Denton, with photos by Steve Tooney. Published by the Herkimer County Historical Society in 1981. A copy of this paperback book, with short bios and photos of every church still in existence in the county, was provided to us by Susan Perkins of the Herkimer County Historical Society. Copies of "Prayer and Praise" are available from the HCHS.