We always welcome further info about the families buried in the cemeteries we list on the site.

The first researcher to send in an item about people buried in Mohawk Cemetery is Jillean Austin, who contributes a short file about the Edicks and Gleeds of Mohawk, NY. These two families married descendants of other early Mohawk Valley families, whose surnames frequently appear on our site.

EDICK and GLEED of Mohawk Village

Meda GETMAN was born Aug 26, 1866, died Oct 3, 1952, and married William F. EDICK on Oct. 18, 1885. William was born Dec 26, 1862 in Columbia and died Jan 3, 1943. Both are buried in Mohawk Cemetery. Meda was a school teacher before she had 3 daughters:

  1. Margaret Lucinda EDICK (my grandmother) was born April 20, 1890 in Spinnerville, died May 31, 1983 in Bennington, VT, and is buried with her husband in Mohawk cemetery (lower back level near tree). Her husband was Raymond Cline GLEED of Mohawk. They had 2 daughters, Jane and Bette, and lived on Richfield St. in Mohawk, overlooking the town park and school. Raymond Cline GLEED (b. Aug. 4, 1889, d. 1946 from pneumonia) was Mohawk village treasurer and an active fireman. He was named after his Uncle Cline, mayor of Amsterdam, NY. Raymond married Margaret Edick on July 31, 1912 in the Methodist Church in Mohawk. Raymond's brother William lived on Orchard St. with wife Hattie and son Harry. They were sons of Margaret CASLER and James W. Gleed.
  2. Mae was born Feb 14, 1888, died at age 94 in Bennington, VT, and is buried with husband George WALRATH in Mohawk cemetery. No children. They lived on the corner of Center and Church St. in Mohawk.
  3. Lana was born Nov 22, 1892 , died ?, and is buried in Mohawk cemetery. She married Slim MERITHEW. No children, but adopted a foster boy. They lived next to the school on Grove St in Mohawk.

The 3 sisters had a beauty parlor in Mohawk. Later on Lana and Mae worked out of Lana's house.

William EDICK was son of John and Margaret HEAVENER EDICK.

Meda Getman's sister was Nellie Lucinda, who married Charles BROWN, a rich dairy farmer on Vickerman Hill, Mohawk. Meda had a brother Neal V. Getman.

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