This exciting find was donated by Willis Rankins, a frequent contributor to our site for several years now. Considering the dates, they might be the only surviving official records of these marriages. Willis tells us that "I ran across these marriages in a journal I have that belonged to Micaiah Benedict who was Justice of the Peace in the town of German Flatts. I thought they might fit in on our Gen-Web. The spelling was fairly good, but I may have misread a couple. Micaiah's daughter Frances married my Great Uncle Richard Henry Richards from German Flatts. This journal was given to me by my Uncle Eugene Rankins who took care of Frances after her husband died."

Marriages performed by Micaiah Benedict, Justice of The Peace, Town of German Flatts, Herkimer Co., NY.

On the 13th of Oct. 1838 at German Flatts Mr. John Casler to Miss Catharine, daughter of Peter F. Bellinger.

On the first day of Jan. 1840 in German Flatts in the county of Herkimer, Andrew Shoemaker of the town aforsaid and Catharine daughter of Thomas L. Shoemaker, deceased of the same place were married by me.

On the 5th day of Jan. 1840 in the town of German Flatts in the county of Herkimer, Samuel Rodes of the town aforesaid and Maria Waters of the same place were married by me.

Married on the 22nd, Nov. 1840 in German Flatts Mr. John Riggs to Miss Esther Fitch 77 years of age, both of German Flatts.

1 Feb. 1841 Mr. Solomon Crim of Warren to Matilda Ann Casler of German Flatts.

Married Nov. 6th 1841 Mr. George Day to Miss Adaline Brush both of Little Falls.

Married in Little Falls June 1842 Mr. John H. Youngs of Warren to Miss Salome Carpenter of the former place.

Married in German Flatts Nov. 14 1842. Mr. Henry Lewis to Miss Dolly Casler both of the town aforesaid by me.

Married April 8, 1844 in German Flatts Mr. Warner Edick to Miss Mary Comings, both of said town.

Married April 7th 1845 Mr. Porter Adams to Miss Sarah Maria Miller all of Little Falls.

Married in German Flatts Sept. 29th 1845. Mr. Andrew Christman of said town to Miss Ann Lake of Frankfort.

Married in German Flatts Nov. 23rd. 1847 Mr. Warner Edick of German Flatts to Miss Eve Orandorff of the same place.

Married in German Flatts Jan. 30th 1848. Mr. Isaac Pastrige of Little Falls to Miss Margaret Stauring of German Flatts.

Married in German Flatts May 7th 1848. Mr. John Hilts of German Flatts to Miss Mary Jane Warner of Mohawk.

Married at Little Falls Sept. 5, 1848. Mr. Hiram C. Lee of Williston, Vermont to Miss Harriet C. daughter of Cyrus Crocker of Little Falls.

Married at German Flatts Sept. 11, 1849. Mr. Edwin Trask of Oneida Co. to Miss Eve daughter of Peter F. Bellinger of German Flatts.

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