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THE TOWN OF COLUMBIA

HERKIMER COUNTY, NY




The Town of Columbia abuts the southwest corner of German Flatts and borders the Town of Richfield, Otsego County, which is to the south. Columbia's whole eastern border faces the Town of Warren, of which it was once part. Since Warren in turn had broken off from German Flatts in 1796, many descendants of early German Flatts settlers are found in this township. As late as the 1869 directory there is still a sizeable representation of well-known early surnames such as Ackler, Clapsaddle, Cristman, Edick, Getman, House, and Zoller, as well as descendants of families who came after the Revolution. For earlier history, check out the Town of Warren section.




COLUMBIA DIRECTORIES
GAZETTEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF HERKIMER COUNTY FOR 1869-70: COLUMBIA
Boyd's 1872-73 Business Directory of Columbia - scroll to bottom of this page.
1888-1889 Herkimer County Directory: Columbia


COLUMBIA CENSUS
1892 State Census of the Town of Columbia


Village of Cedarville Page


COLUMBIA HISTORY
Profile and History of the Town of Columbia, 1869-1870
Columbia's Early History
Ilion Citizen Newspaper, March 14, 1907
Descriptions of Town of Columbia Farms, 1906
updated 2/15/09  Newsy Cedarville & Town of Columbia Tidbits from Old Newspapers


COLUMBIA VITAL RECORDS
Columbia Births 1847 - 1849
Columbia Marriages 1847 - 1849
Columbia Deaths 1847 - 1849 Columbia Marriages from the 1875 NYS Census
Columbia Deaths from the 1875 NYS Census


COLUMBIA FAMILIES AND PERSONS OF NOTE
updated 8/29/08  Columbia Family Sketches
Profile of Byron Cole
Will of James Fox of Columbia
Autograph Book of Lois Moseley
A Family Bible of the Van Deusens, Edicks & Getmans
List of Jurors, 1813


Do you have ancestors who lived in the Town of Columbia but near Cedarville -- in the 1880s? Perhaps they were mentioned in the diary of Lena Louisa Kibby (born 1871)! Check out the list on the Village of Cedarville Page.


COLUMBIA CEMETERIES
Some Small Cemeteries: Gorsline, Hazelton Farm, Haner Settlement, George Purchase Farm and Edick Cemeteries
Burial List of Columbia Reformed Church Cemetery
Millers Mills Cemetery
Warren Cemetery
Un-named Cemetery on Rte. 155
** There is a North Columbia Church Cemetery in the Town of Columbia. It is on the west side of CR43 on Elizabethtown Road. There are 239 stones in the cemetery. For further information, please visit the cemetery in person or order a search from the Herkimer County Historical Society.


COLUMBIA CHURCHES
Baptismal Records of the Reformed Church of Columbia, 1802-1803
Baptismal Records of the Reformed Church of Columbia, 1806-1816
Baptismal Records of the Reformed Church of Columbia, 1816-1826
Baptismal Records of the Reformed Church of Columbia, 1825-1836
Marriage Records of the Reformed Church of Columbia, 1825-1828 and 1832-1836


COLUMBIA MILITARY
Civil War Soldiers From the Town of Columbia
1890 Surviving Civil War Veterans and Widows of the Town of Columbia
Revolutionary War Pension Application of Leonard Ackler


COLUMBIA LINKS
new 2/15/09  Casler-Wellenstein Families of Herkimer Counties - excellent site, covering several local intermarried families, partial readings & beautiful tombstone photos of several cemeteries. Take your time with this site!

Bio of Michael Edic Hess - link to another site.




Source: "Boyd's New York State Directory, 1872-3," business directory and gazetteer, by Andrew Boyd, Syracuse, N.Y., 1872

Cedarville, Herkimer Co.

In the town of Columbia.

Ashpall James, manuf. cheese
Brown C. H. & M. H. manufs. cheese
Caswell George K. hotel
Cole John A. cheese boxes
Davis Benj. country store
Devendorf L B. saw mill
Folts J. C. merchant
Gorsline W. D. flour and lumber
Green 0. H. pork and hides
Kibbe D. L. W. country store
Myers Christopher, blacksmith
Otterbin John, shoemaker
Sanders William, tanner
Smith James, cheese factory
Wilcox 0. P. physician
Woodard Oscar B. blacksmith
Young D. G. cutlery

Columbia, Herkimer Co.

Getman H. & A. farmers and agricultural implements
Hunter John D. country store
Kibby D. L. W. country store

Columbia Centre, Her. Co.

Hunter John D. dry goods, &c
Peake R. hotel
Shepard Israel, harness


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