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.
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
1892 State Census of the Town of Columbia
Village of Cedarville Page
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
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
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.
Some Small Cemeteries: Gorsline, Hazelton Farm, Haner Settlement, George Purchase Farm and Edick Cemeteries
Burial List of Columbia Reformed Church Cemetery
Millers Mills 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
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
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
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