Ilion, Herkimer county, NY



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Name: Deena Goodale  
Date: 2009-03-11 
Your Ilion Surnames  Baxter/Law  
Special Topic Interests  family history  
Please email me regarding the Baxter/Law family who lived in Ilion in the 1920 
to 1940's.

Name: Diana L Gilbert  
Date: 2009-02-07 
Your Ilion Surnames  Ferguson, Innes  
Special Topic Interests  Main St., Erie canal, Steel Creek, Methodist Church  
I grew up in Ilion, attending East Frankfort Elementary school and Ilion High 
School. I attended the Methodist Episcopalian Church and did my studying at the 
Ilion library across the street from it.

Name: Daniel Gay  
Date: 2009-02-07 
Your Ilion Surnames  Gay  
Graduated IHS 1980. 1 of 6 children of Dick and Alice Gay. Lived on John St till 
1976 and then 48 S 3rd Ave from 1977 - ~1986

Name: Kelsey Wahrmann  
Date: 2009-02-02 
Your Ilion Surnames  Kelsey Wahrmann  
Special Topic Interests  Restaraunts/taverns  
i am interested in the history of what is now the Big Pine Inn, in the Ilion 
Gorge, technically located in the town of Litchfield, just outside of Ilion. 
any info, or links would be greatly appreciated.Thanks so much.

Name: ann b. dreier  
Date: 2009-01-10 
Your Ilion Surnames  Remmers  
My Husband's maternal great- grandfather was a Remmers. Wilhelm Remmers' family 
came from Germany and settled in Baltimore in September of 1891. His Son, Fred 
married Ida Unknown last name, and he (Fred & Ida) settled in Ilion, and are 
both buried there. That is all I know about him. His siblings are from Iowa. 
Today, I decided to look up Ilion. What a nice website you have. I learned a lot 
about Ilion. The other thing about your site, is: My daughter's Husband's sir-
name is McLaughlin. You must be related! Thanks again for the interesting report 
on your city. Good Job!

Name: Cindy Dempsey Chapel  
Date: 2009-01-09 
Your Ilion Surnames  Dempsey  
Special Topic Interests  History of Ilion  
I was amazed to learn so much about the town I grew up in! Mr. McLaughlin did a 
great job for putting this together. Without his hard work, I wouldn't know 
anything about this small town! Thank you for your hard work and your service 
to our country in World War II and Korea!!

Name: dan maceda  
Date: 2008-03-25 
Your Ilion Surnames  Buddie, Coyne, Smellie/Smiley  
Special Topic Interests  tracing family  
My great grandmother Lily Smiley Buddie listed her home address as 40 Remimgton 
Avenue Illion NY on the Ellis Island document when she returned from Scotland 17 
Aug 1924.
In the 1920 census for Illion her children, Robert, Lilian, Margaret, Elizabeth 
and Andrew and her granddaughter my mother who was 9 years old named Lily Smiley 
Borthwick. I know Andrew worked in the Remington factory. I beleive Lilian 
married a man named Coyne. Any info would be appreciated.


Name: Michael baldwin  
Date: 2008-03-21 
Your Ilion Surnames  Baldwin  
Special Topic Interests  Great site.  
Just wanted to pop in and say what a great place to read comments about my home 
town. Ilion was a wonderful place to grow up. Thanks for creating this website. 

Name: davidstacy  
Date: 2008-03-17 
Your Ilion Surnames  none  
Special Topic Interests  kwik-kut  
looking to find out if still able to purchase these hand held food chopper thank 

Name: James G.Jimenez  
Date: 2008-03-06 
Your Ilion Surnames  Norris  
Special Topic Interests  Ilion Gun Makers  
Hello Ilion , my great uncle William B. Norris worked at the Ilion Gun Makers 
Factory some time between 1900 and 1927. If any one knows if there are old 
records to be acessed on The Factory i would appreciate and e mail on how to 
get in touch with this info . Thank You Have A Nice Day All .......Jim

Name: Don Peterson  
Date: 2008-01-28 
Your Ilion Surnames  Pete  
Special Topic Interests  Ilion Community Watch  
Thanks for keeping the history of our great community on the minds of it's 

Name: chris  
Date: 2008-01-10 
i think ilion is a great town

Name: Susan Scouten  
Date: 2008-01-06 
Your Ilion Surnames  Scouten  
Special Topic Interests  Fire Dept.  
My parents were Bruce Scouten (IHS '44), d.1972; and Patricia France, (IHS '47), 
d.2005. My Grandfather was Charles France, Fire Chief from 1951-56. Both my 
grandmother work in the "Arms" during WWII, (Florence Scouten/Pilson and Lucille 
France). I left Ilion in 1957.
The last time I was in Ilion I was saddened at how run down View Terrace had 
become. We lived next to the Dunkel's.

Name: arlene thompson  
Date: 2007-12-06 
Your Ilion Surnames  foppes, murphy, bateman  
Special Topic Interests  any information would help  
I would like any information, just starting to research.

Name: Paul K. Brittell  
Date: 2007-12-02 
Your Ilion Surnames  Paul K. Brittell  
Special Topic Interests  Bank History  
I recently purchased a bank check from Ilion Bank, dated 185 last number is 
missing. It's made out to a S Remington for $25.00. I looked up the bank name 
and found all of this wonderful information

Name: Robin Hanson  
Date: 2007-11-30 
Your Ilion Surnames  Hanson  
My father was Harold R Hanson.He grew up in Ilion, and graduated from Ilion High 
School.He worked at Remington Arms.His father was George S Hanson and his mother 
was Florence Osborne Hanson.He passed away on November 2, 1998 in Boca Raton, 
Florida.My mother was Shirley Reed from Mohawk,New York.She passed away on 
January 17,1997 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Name: Linda Johnson  
Date: 2007-09-25 
Your Ilion Surnames  Steele, Newton, Parker  
Special Topic Interests  Early History  
There are minor errors in your recanting of the early formation of the town. 
Please go to the Ilion Library and read the "Steele Family" by I think, George 
Parker. Last time I knew there was only one volume and it was in the loft 
reserved reference area. The Palentines were German - not from Holland. That's 
a misunderstanding of deutch.

Name: Martha (Shelton) Forrest  
Date: 2007-09-09 
I was born in Ilion in Jan. 1946 when my dad was at Remington. He was 
transferred to Memphis (their home) when I was only 3 mos. old so I really have 
no memories of Ilion.
I now live in Northwest Arkansas.

Name: alfred e brooks  
Date: 2007-08-03 
Your Ilion Surnames  brooks.shepard  
My father, grandfather and great grandfather all lived inh Ilion. My great 
grandfather, AE Brooks was close to the Remingtons. Our burial plot is next to 
them in the old part of the cemetary. My grandfather was involved with . I 
believe, the Ilion National Bank and also served as Post Master for eight to ten 

Name: alfred e brooks  
Date: 2007-08-03 
Your Ilion Surnames  brooks.shepard  
My father, grandfather and great grandfather all lived inh Ilion. My great 
grandfather, AE Brooks was close to the Remingtons. Our burial plot is next to 
them in the old part of the cemetary. My grandfather was involved with . I 
believe, the Ilion National Bank and also served as Post Master for eight to ten 

Name: Brian Youens  
Date: 2007-07-03 
Your Ilion Surnames  Vandenburgh  
Researching Augustus B. Vandenburgh, born abt. 1821 in Herkimer Co. Augustus was 
a 25 year-old carriage maker, living in German Flats, in the 1850 Census. In the 
1880 Census, he was an armory worker in German Flats, married to Harriet. He is 
in the Ilion City Directory in 1883 and 1888. 

I am trying to determine who Augustus' father was. He may be the son of John Van 
Den Burgh, who came to Norway, Herkimer Co. about 1792 from Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Name: Diana Lyn Ferguson Gilbert  
Date: 2007-06-30 
Your Ilion Surnames  Ferguson, Innes  
Very interesting

Name: rob king  
Date: 2007-06-19 
Your Ilion Surnames  nancy, bob  
I was born at the Ilion hospital in 1959(wow, what a long time ago), and lived 
in the town till 1975. Our Mom moved us to Minnesota(very cold place), where 
I've been till this day(plan to move someday). 
I played in a band called 'Vetus' with some guys from Mohawk, and even played at 
a Ilion high school dance(they where a blast back then!).
Ilion was a great town to raise kids for several reasons, it was safe, and 
everybody had about the same amount of money, which was little, or next to none. 
Most of my relatives worked at the Arms(like everyone else), however they have 
all since moved away. I get back to town every few years, and have a great time 
while I'm there. 
I would of graduated the class of '78 if I didn't move, so I welcome anyone that 
knows who I am, to send an email if you'ld like, it would be nice to hear from 
you. Ilion is the best, and I will always miss it. 
Take care. 

Name: Daune Winslow  
Date: 2007-06-17 
Your Ilion Surnames  Robertson, Murtaugh,McDonough  
I was born in Ilion Hospital April 19.1935

Name: Evelyn  
Date: 2007-06-04 
Your Ilion Surnames  Hardy  
Special Topic Interests  Hardy genealogy  
I am interested in genealogy and am doing some 'searching' in your area now - 
going from western NY. My great great grandfather, Eliphalet Hardy may have been 
born over in your area about 1806, and ten years or so later the family moved 
over into Ontario, Canada. I do know from the census that there were some Hardys 
in that area around Herkimer Co. about that time. We really have known nothing 
about his ancestry. 
Well, today I did some searching in the Herkimer property transfers and found an 
Ezekiel Hardy that did sell-out in 1815 from Litchfield, Herkimer Co. (It looked 
as though he would have been Ezekiel Hardy, Jr., so his dad must have been 
Ezekiel, also.) But I do not find Litchfield on the one map I have here. Could 
anyone tell me where that is?? So I am wondering if that was Eliphalet's father 
and/or grandfather. 
However, five of his Hardy grandchildren came down from Canada into that part of 
central New York sometime around 1900 - Frankfort and Ilion and some into 
Hamilton and/or Fulton counties. However, Hiriam did work for Remington 
typewriter factory for quite a while. His sister, Lydia Hardy McKenzie lived 
there a short time also. The three brothers, Albert & Norman & Wesley, from 
Hamilton & Fulton counties are buried up in Gouverneur, NY.

If you have any suggestions as to some good places to look to find out about 
settlers back in those times, I would surely appreciate the help. I have not 
been able to find any Hardy burials in any of the cemeteries that are listed 

Thanks for any help ou might be able to give!!
Evelyn H.

Name: Terri Bergeron  
Date: 2007-05-12 
Your Ilion Surnames  Flahaven  
Special Topic Interests  Mansion House  
my gram used to tell me of a worker at the tavern that helped her with her math 
homework, a professor who had lost his job because of his alcoholism

Name: Thomas McShane  
Date: 2007-05-06 
Your Ilion Surnames  Actually I am from Frankfort  
very interesting

Date: 2007-04-28 
Your Ilion Surnames  MCGLOUGHLIN  
Special Topic Interests  GENERAL  

Name: mark williams  
Date: 2007-03-10 
thank you

Name: Sharon Martin  
Date: 2007-02-11 
Your Ilion Surnames  Baker Lane  
I am interesed in sharing information with anyone surching 
Matthias Lane Baker,Rev.M L Baker, and his wifr Carrie Betterly Baker
Thank you for this very nice site

Name: James G. Foskett  
Date: 2007-01-27 
Your Ilion Surnames  Fosket  
Interesting to see a picture of the old Remington Factory. My grandfather Alva 
O. Foskett claimed to have lost one of his eyes (he had a glass eye) while 
working there. He was bringing a new barrel design up stairs and tripped. He was 
the son of Veeder Milo Fosket - U.S. artillery 1861-1865 - (1846-1923, Ilion 

Name: Michelle Brown-McClendon  
Date: 2006-10-27 
Just looking threw at the web site and decidedto say hello. I am currently 
living in Las Vegas, NV with my 3 daughters and my husband. I am a entertainer 
on The Las Vegas Strip, and love it. I got back there about 2 years ago, but 
just drove threw on my way to Rochester to visit family. Hopefully next time 
I'll get the chance to stop in and visit some of the old crew. 

Name: Judy Curtis  
Date: 2006-10-09 
Your Ilion Surnames  Christensen  
Special Topic Interests  Gudrun Christensen  
Information on Gudrun Christensen

Name: Joe Smith  
Date: 2006-09-14 
Your Ilion Surnames  Smith  
Special Topic Interests  photos  
Hi, my name is Joe, and was born in Ilion in 1946,grew up as the seventh of 
seven children of Edwin and Gladys Smith.I now live in Chadwicks NY, but have 
aquired a large collection of pictures of Ilion and my family. I have been 
computer enhancing and colorizing some of them, and have been sharing with my 
friends who share my interest in Ilion. Would love to share/swap photos of Ilion 
an surroundings.

Name: Gael Tenzer  
Date: 2006-09-13 
Special Topic Interests  Looking for my birth mother  
I was just looking to see if there was any information avalible on this site to 
help me in my search. I was born in Ilion, June 20th 1982.

Name: mark  
Date: 2006-09-06 
Special Topic Interests  fire chief  
what a treat to view this site, excellent job

Name: Toby Ballard  
Date: 2006-09-05 
Your Ilion Surnames  .  
Special Topic Interests  Fire department  
I live in england and i collect American LaFrance vehicles. These are fire 
trucks. Some are still fire trucks and some are coverted into race cars. I 
purchased a 1923 example of an American LaFrance however this vehicle was no 
longer a fire truck. all the pumps and rear body had been removed. So i rebuilt 
her as a four seat car. You can see her at and click 
on the "Also from KTB" link on the first page, its the red car of the two. You 
may wonder why on earth I am telling you all this??? Well this car, as it is 
now, was, when new, a fire pumper bought new in 1923 by Ilion Fire Department. 
I have photos of it as a pumper while in sevice with Ilion also. I would love to 
know more about this vehicle if its pos to find out?? 


Toby Ballard

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Name: Darlene Bechard  
Date: 2006-08-07 
Just checking out the site.

Name: Judy Curtis  
Date: 2006-08-03 
Your Ilion Surnames  Christensen  
Special Topic Interests  Looking for relatives  
Looking for Christensen family from Illion or Mohawkn.y.

Name: Jessica Arsenault  
Date: 2006-07-25 
Your Ilion Surnames  Sweeney  
Special Topic Interests  interesting facts about Ilion  
I really have no comment other than to say I stumbled upon this website while 
searching for interesting tidbits about Ilion and Herkimer County for the 
Evening Telegram. I noticed my second cousin, Terry Sweeney, has done some work 
for the web site so I thought I take a moment and make my mark.
There's no place like home.

Name: Kim Levasseur  
Date: 2006-07-15 
Your Ilion Surnames  Hoffman  
What a nice site! Although I was not born in Ilion, the paternal side of my 
family is there.I love all the old postcards!

Name: Barbara Babcock  
Date: 2006-05-29 
Your Ilion Surnames  Babcock, Kenedy  
My grandfather was former Ilion Police Chief Jesse Babcock from about 1931 until 
about 1945. I'm writing a book about his life and would appreciate any input 
from anyone who heard about him, has an antidote or any other information about 
this part of his life. 

I was born, grew up and graduated Ilion High School 1954. Plan a trip for a 
visit this August. Thanks.

Name: Richard Nabinger  
Date: 2006-04-16 
Special Topic Interests  1934 state music contest in Ilion  
According to my mothers diary sheparticipated in a state music contest on May 5 
1934. I am looking for any information on the contest. 

Name: Celeste W. Babcock  
Date: 2006-03-08 
Your Ilion Surnames  Wildbrett, Richard and Alexander  
Special Topic Interests  Info on above  
I knew my grandparents and my father spent time there after they migrated from 
Germany. I recently discovered that they were there in 1924, much earlier than 
I had thought. My grandfather(Richard)was a master cabinet maker from Germany 
and must have sought employment there. I was looking for any record of this. The 
family moved to Syracuse, but I am not sure of the year. I would like to know 
how to further investigate and find out if he worked anywhere and if any of his 
works still survive. I have many of his inlay pieces and they are beautiful. 
Thanks for the help from anyone.

Name: John E. Booth  
Date: 2006-03-03 
Your Ilion Surnames  Booth  
Special Topic Interests  Flat Iron, Remington Rand  
My Great Grandfather John A. Booth was Ilions' first Park Superintendent. His 
second wife and her second husband (cancer claimed both previous spouses) both 
worked at Remington Rand. In our yard, the Lilac Tree (still there) was grown 
from a cutting given to her by a member of the Remington family off of the 
homestead on Barringer Road. My Dad was born and raised in Ilion, and my Great 
Grandfather (his Dad) owned at one time the Flat Iron located at the bottom of 
the IHS, on Otsego Street. He also built the house we live in now on Park 

I love Ilion, and the surrounding area. I wish the area had more money to maintain the homes falling into disrepair, and to boost Remington Arms bottom line in order to help Ilion. And, located in Herkimer County to boot, best county anywhere! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Paul McLaughlin Date: 2006-02-20 Special Topic Interests Village of Ilion website Comments: Bill Morton, I tried to send you an e-mail, but it wouldn't take your address. Is the listed e-mail address correct? Please send me a letter and I'll respond -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Bill Morton Date: 2006-02-17 Your Ilion Surnames Morton Special Topic Interests IlionHistory and URBEN RENEWAL Comments: Congratulations to whomever put this web site together Great job.I really enjoyed reading about the history of Ilion.Impressive!Should be taught in the Ilion schools.
Now the bad news!URBAN RENEWAL! Bad idea. What ever happened to the town I used to know? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Bob Joy Date: 2006-02-08 Your Ilion Surnames Joy Comments: An amazing site! So much to learn here about my lifelong home. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Todd Sheldon Date: 2006-02-04 Your Ilion Surnames Fama, Sheldon Comments: I found this site to be well informed, couldnt believe I found a actual site on a small town like Ilion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Barbara Ann Cameron (Nichols) Date: 2006-01-14 Your Ilion Surnames Nichols and Craig Special Topic Interests Family history Comments: Illion, NY is my birth place and with my mother dying of brain caner, I am looking for any and all information reguarding family and relitives who lived or may still live in Illion. Any photos of the town new and old as well. Thanks, I love your web sites and am very happy our little town still goes on. Barb Cameron (Nichols) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Gary Koch Date: 2005-11-22 Special Topic Interests Captain Charles N. Holcomb Comments: I am the historian of the 474th Fighter Group in WWII. I am seeking information on Captain Holcomb who was a P-38 pilot with the 429th Fighter Squadron. "Pappy" Holcomb was shot down and killed in a large dogfight over Mouy, France on 25 Aug 44. Holcomb's remains were buried in a churchyard in Mouy, but then were repatriated back to the States after the war. Holcomb hailed from Ilion and I would like to find out more information about him, especially if he was reburied back in Ilion. I would appreciate any help. Thank you very much. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: vickie Date: 2005-11-12 Your Ilion Surnames carbone Special Topic Interests please help if you can Comments: iam trying to find a micheal carbone of 568 mcgowan rd he up there about 4 years now formoly from brooklyn if you can help please do i just want to say hi and why -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Brian Behan Date: 2005-10-24 Special Topic Interests Barn History Comments: I could use a little help researching the history behind my barn. I am in the process of preservation. The Barn is on Route 51 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Brian Behan Date: 2005-10-24 Special Topic Interests Barn History Comments: I could use a little help researching the history behind my barn. I am in the process of preservation. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Colleen Halley Date: 2005-10-13 Your Ilion Surnames Windecker, Humphrey, Ahern, McCarthy Comments: We moved from Herkimer to Ilion in 1977. I lived there through 1990 on Hakes Rd. I am a 1986 graduate. I get back often as my parents still reside there and my cousin's family does as well. It is a little disconcerting to see how some of the old houses have declined over the years and the trees that once lined Otsego are long gone. I suppose nothing escapes the ravages of time. Thank you for your devotion to this website. It is a nice place to visit when my memories become a little cloudy. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Evelyn Moore Date: 2005-10-10 Your Ilion Surnames Lamb/Griffith Comments: I just found this website via the Ilion Alumni page. I found it very interesting. The pictures brought back many fond memories -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: kim wallker Date: 2005-08-30 Your Ilion Surnames Singer/Pollock Comments: Visit this site on occasion to see what's new. Was born here and moved when I was 4. Am now 45. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Jennifer Campbell Date: 2005-08-13 Your Ilion Surnames Smith;Murphy;Winsor Comments: Both my Mom and Dad grew up in Ilion. I have many fond memories of visiting relatives. Some still live in the area. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Heidi Phillips Date: 2005-08-09 Your Ilion Surnames WATROUS Special Topic Interests Reminton Arms Comments: My great-grandfather, Frank Watrous, lived in Ilion, NY for a short time and worked as a "buyer of woods" for Remington Arms Co. Any information and/or suggestions as to how I could find information on Frank's occupation and employment with the company would be greatly appreciated. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Mark Paoni Date: 2005-07-15 Special Topic Interests Police Comments: Hello, my name is Mark Paoni. I lived at 12 Prospect Ave. near the corner of Second St. and graduated from IHS in 1983. I currently live in Rochester where I serve as a police officer in a 1,200 person agency. I have nothing but fond memories of Ilion and sadly do not get "home" often enough. Great web site. Keep up the good work! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Amy Fralick Palmer Date: 2005-06-30 Your Ilion Surnames Fralick, Becker Comments: I was born in Ilion Hosptial in 1960. Moved to Orlando, FL when I was 9yrs old. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Dave Mergenthaler sr Date: 2005-06-12 Your Ilion Surnames Mergenthaler- Hosey Special Topic Interests History Comments: Nice web site -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Ed Murray Date: 2005-06-10 Special Topic Interests Music Comments: Hello to everyone - hope to hear from some of my old friends. Graduated from Ilion High School in 1963. Ed Murray -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Cyndie Long Date: 2005-06-08 Your Ilion Surnames Long Special Topic Interests Postcards Comments: So nice to see your site. I collect Ilion postcards myself and have over 150. I think I have bid against you on ebay, But it's always fun to look at the cards in any case. An enjoyable hobby where the more, the merrier! Thanks for posting them. Cyndie Long -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Michael Sarafin Date: 2005-06-07 Special Topic Interests NASA Comments: Great website! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Marla Wood Date: 2005-05-24 Your Ilion Surnames Short, Burns Special Topic Interests genealogy Comments: Robert J Burns from Ft Myers, contact me! Couldn't email walisa3. I'm your stepsister Marla Short, and stumbled upon your posting tonight. Had an emil ready to send you, but it won't go thru! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Norman Carey Jackson Date: 2005-05-23 Your Ilion Surnames Jackson & Brown Comments: My father was Laverne R. Jackson and my grand parents were Carey & Gertrude ( Jackie) Jackson of 22 Pleasant Avenue. My mother was Edna Mae Brown and my grand parents were George & Evelyn Brown of 39 West Clark St the site of the present Hardware store. I lived with my grandparents at these addresses and I attended the old North Street school(kindergarten). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Robert J Burns Date: 2005-05-06 Special Topic Interests Old photos , town history Comments: Son of Leo W. BURNS & ADELAIDE (FOILES).We moved to Ilion Oct 1937 from NY CITY.I entered Ilion High School as a freshman age 13. Graduated class of 1941.US AIR FORCE until 1945.Father served WW1 from Ilion Bob Burns N FT MYERS FL -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: barbara durgee Date: 2005-05-05 Your Ilion Surnames smith Special Topic Interests travel hesring from old friendsetc. Comments: I went to my class reunion in2003 with Maryellen Roberts McDonald Spring. We stayed with Carol Gollegly. Had a wonderful time. Would love to do it again -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: john rej Date: 2005-05-01 Your Ilion Surnames rej Comments: 5-1-05:Last time in Ilion was for my IHS class of 51 reunion.I share with others re the beauty of Ilion etc.; however, at my visit in 2001 I was upset with the condition of some housing on Otsego St. The once beautiful houses are in disrepair. I surprised at the lack of attention to this situation by the local "housing code enforcement" folks. I realize that many of the houses are owned by "absentee owners". Tax structures are affected by the physical condition of a property, it would appear that condemnation proceedings would be is a shame to see this once beautiful street now blighted..the area needing attention runs from the Civil War statue to the High School. Town officials get on the stick. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Nan Spedding Date: 2005-04-02 Your Ilion Surnames Spedding Special Topic Interests Looking for only known relatives. Comments: SAYER SPEDDING,a brewer in Ilion on Canal 1880, and his family: wife Margaret and children Margaret Spedding born 1876 and Frank Snowden Spedding born 1878. In 1900 they were living in Mohawk with Catherine Johnson who was a relative. Also Sayer's nephew FRANK SAYER SPEDDING, artist, who eventually had a studio in Los Angeles. Does anyone know of this family? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Kathleen Date: 2005-03-18 Special Topic Interests history Comments: I just dropped in from another site's link, and found this great site! Thanks! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Margaret E. Ramos Date: 2005-03-15 Your Ilion Surnames Mulvey & Fischer Special Topic Interests Family history, and articles Comments: My mother died in 1947 at age thirty-seven. Her name was Catherine Alice Fischer, maiden name Mulvey,her twin was Mary Scanlon. My father was Phil Fischer,nickname was " Sonny". he died in 1990. He would never tell us about the Mulvey's or our mother. I know Mary had two daughters and a son. One was going to become a nurse. Can anyone help me??? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Richar E. Brand Date: 2005-03-11 Your Ilion Surnames Brand Comments: Walter N. Brand - Grandfather Walter N. Brand Jr. Father -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Terry (Chadwick) Winton Date: 2005-03-07 Your Ilion Surnames Beer Special Topic Interests Remington Arms Comments: I meant to mention in my earlier posting that my adopted grandfather, Howard Hutt of Dolgeville, also worked at Remington Arms. I'm not sure of the time span but I'm assuming somewhere during the 1920's or 1930's. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Terry (Chadwick) Winton Date: 2005-03-07 Your Ilion Surnames Beer Special Topic Interests Geneology Comments: I was born in Ilion Hospital in 1954 to Beverly Beer. I was then adopted and grew up in Dolgeville, NY. I'm now living in Vermont. Any information on the "Beer" family would be greatly appreciated. If anyone went to school with Beverly or her younger sister, Edith, please contact me. Thanks so much! Terry -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: dan kane Date: 2005-02-18 Your Ilion Surnames sugar, dan Special Topic Interests firefighting Comments: my great grandfather m.m.kane was ilion's first fire chief and he had badge number 1. when he passed on stanferd getman became the fire chief. does anybody know who has the helmet and badge? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Patrick Nase Date: 2005-01-24 Your Ilion Surnames Nase Comments: My Great Grandfather lived and worked in Ilion for Remington Arms in the early 1900's. He moved to Hollywood California in the 20's to work at Fox studios as a camera operator and horseman for early Westerns. I have a Remington Industries 1816-1916 medallion that has been passed to me. It has an imprint almost dead on your cover Photo of the Factory and Canal. Nice site. My Great granfather is buried at the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: James Sennett Date: 2005-01-17 Your Ilion Surnames Carl Sennett and Emma Bruce Special Topic Interests Family Tree Comments: Grandmother born in Ilion. Grandmother Emma Bruce born 1905, wooked at Remington about 1920. Her Father Murray Bruce wooked on the Erie Canal . Looking for any info on the family. Grandfather Carl Sennett Born in Herkimer 1898. James Senntt -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Tim Drake Date: 2005-01-16 Your Ilion Surnames Slocum Special Topic Interests Hoffman Connection Comments: My great aunt Susie Bewsee, 1877-1962, married George Slocum, 1875-1927, son of David Slocum of Ilion, NY. I have a 1916 postcard of the Remington Arms Co Building and Erie Canal, Ilion, NY -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Bev Campbell Date: 2004-12-29 Your Ilion Surnames Noyes Comments: Just taking a moment to wish everyone in the Valley a very Healthy and Happy New Year -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Marianne Feuerstein Date: 2004-12-19 Your Ilion Surnames Kurkowski Special Topic Interests Schools Comments: I lived in Ilion from 1943 - 1976. I still have many friends living in the Mohawk Valley. I lived right next to North Street School for 12 years, so I enjoyed reading about that, also about the nuns who taught at Annunciation. This is a great site. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Peggy Higgins Date: 2004-11-22 Your Ilion Surnames Meehan and Glancy Special Topic Interests death records Comments: I am doing family research on my great grandparents and other family relatives who lived in Ilion, NY from approximately 1870 to 1950. The Herkimer County Historical Society Administrative Assistant provided me with a wealth of knowledge and copies of quite a few items. She referred me to your email because some of the dates did not seem to agree. She said there is a fee suggested I find out if I can get copies of death records for the following people: John F. Meehan died December 4, 1916 Jane Glancy Meehan died September 14, 1951 Nora Meehan died March 16, 1893 Patrick Meehan died February 26, 1895 Please let me know what the procedure is to request these copies and what the fee will be. Thank you so much. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: crystal zubrzycki Date: 2004-10-31 Your Ilion Surnames smith Special Topic Interests anything Comments: love to visit ilion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Mike Brown Date: 2004-10-21 Your Ilion Surnames Brown,Daly,Masterson Special Topic Interests Family history in Ilion Comments: I came upon this site by chance and thought I'd drop a line. It's very informative. I was born in Ilion in 1962 and moved to Virginia in early 1966 as a G.E. transplant. All of my family is from Ilion, and I spent much time there over the years. I've not been back in 8 years, but hope to return soon. My mother still owns a home there on Elizabeth Town Rd. (I think it is also called Smokey Run). The house was where my grandparents lived, Milo and Stella Brown. My dad, who past away in 1997, was Bernie Brown. My mother is Pat Brown. She still lives here in south east Virginia. I'm very interested in obtaining information on family history, and any relatives still in the area. As time goes on, we've lost most of our family members who lived there, and don't want to lose connection with my original hometown. Thanks, Mike Brown (Suffolk, Va.) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Beverly(Noyes)Campbell Date: 2004-10-17 Your Ilion Surnames Noyes Special Topic Interests Family, knitting, x-stitching and the Noyes genealogy Comments: Would love to hear from anyone who may remember me. I lived on McGowan Rd, E.Frankfort from 1930 to 1951 when I married and moved to CT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Marshall J. Kinne Date: 2004-08-03 Your Ilion Surnames Kinne, Barrett, Wilcox Special Topic Interests Geneology Comments: I am currently doing research on the Kinne family and just came across your site. Nice job -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Renee' Karas Date: 2004-07-31 Your Ilion Surnames Blaise Special Topic Interests History/Photos Comments: My Mom (Betsy Blaise) was born and raised in Ilion. I enjoy reading about the History and am looking for any photographs of the area when she was a little girl. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Chuck Thomes USN (ret) Date: 2004-06-20 Your Ilion Surnames Thomes, Eddy, Diehl, Keller Special Topic Interests Home town history Comments: Born and raised in Ilion, made a career out of the Navy. Checking back for some photo's to assist in a possible HO scale model train layout of Ilion. I was home last summer with my kids and did the complete tour. They want to move up there... : ) Going to try to revisit again this year. Keep the website going, it's an awesome memory lane. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Cherie Greene Date: 2004-06-06 Your Ilion Surnames greene Special Topic Interests class of '71 Comments: This website took me back and brought back many fond memories.I can't think of any better place to grow up. father:Austin C(Chub)Greene Sr. mother:Marion Hanson Greene sister;Carol J.Greene brother:Austin C(Chubby)Greene Jr. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Robin Mergenthaler Date: 2004-06-05 Your Ilion Surnames mergenthaler Special Topic Interests mohawk valley history pictures Comments: This is a great site. I was so surprised to find it. I just moved back to Ilion from Stephen City Virginia. I lived on Silver Street for twenty years.I was at waffle house and noticed the pictures of the great flood of herkimer in 1910 and looked up the site. I am so interested. Being interested in art , I was drawn to look for more. I found my cousin on here and noticed other familiar names. Interesting to find that and read what others have to say. Robin. My maiden name was mang, but I went to mohawk school. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: WENDY WHITNEY Date: 2004-06-02 Your Ilion Surnames ANDRESEN Special Topic Interests INFO Comments: HI MY NAME IS EARLENE WHITNEY. I WAS ADOPTED IN 1947 IN CALIFORNIA. I JUST FOUND MY BIRTH FAMILY AND WAS DELIGHTED TO LEARN MY GRANDFATHER/GRANDMOTHER CAME TO THE UNITED STATES FROM NORWAY/DENMARK IN THE EARLY 1900'S. THEY LIVED IN GERMAN FLATTS, AS IT IS ON MY BIRTH MOTHER'S BC. ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE IT ALSO STATES THAT MY GRANDFATHER WAS A POLISHER AT THE REMINGTON ARMS FACTORY (EXCITING FACTS!!!) I GUESS I AM WONDERING IF ANYONE HAS ANYTHING REGARDING THE FACTORY/THE ANDRESEN'S BETWEEN THE YEARS OF 1906-1918 (SINCE THE FAMILY SHOWED UP IN DETROIT CENSUS IN THE 1920'S). MY GRANDFATHERS NAME WAS HANS CHRISTIAN ANDRESEN AND HAD 4 CHILDREN WHILE LIVING IN GERMAN FLATTS/ILION - ELMER, ERNEST, MARGARET (MY MOTHER) AND BERTHA ANN. IS THERE ANY INFORMATION ANYONE COULD GIVE ME..A MORSEL IS EVEN APPRECIATED...THANKS PAUL FOR A JOB WELL DONE! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Bill Schell Date: 2004-05-28 Your Ilion Surnames Schell, Walsh Comments: Looking for the Kennels (sp?). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: JAMES JIMENEZ Date: 2004-05-27 Your Ilion Surnames NORRIS Special Topic Interests remington arms Comments: MY GREAT UNCLE WORKED AT REMINGTON ARMS IN 1917 MAKING GUNS HIS NAME WAS WILLIAM NORRIS, HE DIED IN 1927 OF CANCER. IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR OLD DIRECTORIES OF REMINGTON WITH HIS NAME ON IT. IVE BEEN TO ILION AND IT IS A GOOD TOWN..JIM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Marla Wood Date: 2004-04-20 Your Ilion Surnames SHORT Special Topic Interests genealogy, history, quilting Comments: Born in Ilion in 1955, IHS class of 1973; have lived around the country before ending up in the Seattle area in 1985. Looking for a photo or postcard of the house I lived in as a child- since burned & torn down. It was a white 3 storey c 1880s house at 179 John St, facing Center St. Would love to do a quilt of it, but my old photos just show the porch area, not the whole house. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Joanne MacIntyre Date: 2004-04-19 Your Ilion Surnames Short Special Topic Interests Ilion 1945-1960s Comments: Hi Everyone, I am a very avid scrapbooker, currently working on memories of my Ilion childhood from 1945 to early 60s. I need other's help to strengthen my "fuzzy" memories of Ilion. In North Street School, I remember a huge, blue-tiled water fountain with a rainbow. Was there a verse or poem on it? Would love to correspond with others. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Jacqueline A. Dorn Ransom Date: 2004-04-12 Your Ilion Surnames Dorn, Parrott, Spoar Comments: I was born in Ilion in 1951 to James Arthur (Jack) Dorn and Maxine Vera McLaury Dorn. I have two older brothers, Veeder Van Dorn and Mark McLaury Dorn, both born in Ilion, and one younger sister, Tammara Sariah Dorn Lee, born in Denver, Colorado, and now residing in Hauula, Hawaii. I live in Jackson County, Missouri, Mark lives in Denver, Colorado, and Van lives in Somis, California. Our father, Jack Dorn, did a lot of family history work while he was alive. (He died on May 19, 1996 here in the Kansas City V.A. hospital, and is buried in a little rural cemetery near my home in Eastern Jackson County called the Perdee Cemetery. Feel free to contact me at If your message bounces, just try it again in a day or box fills up too quickly sometimes! Nice chatting with you. Jackie (Dorn) Ransom 816-456-7730 = cell phone -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: SHERRI RENDE (GROWER) Date: 2004-04-11 Your Ilion Surnames NONE Special Topic Interests ILION HOSPITOL Comments: I WAS BORN IN ILION HOSPITOL IN 1979 AND I WAS CURIOUS OF ANY OLD PICTURES OR DCUMENTS FROM THAT YEAR CONSISTING OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES, BLOOD TYPES, ETC... ALSO CURIOUS OF THE NAMES OF NURSES AND DOCTORS WHO WORKED THAT YEAR TOO. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO RESPOND. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Patricia A. Sims Date: 2004-04-07 Your Ilion Surnames Patricia A. Lozo Special Topic Interests History Comments: In the WW11 list of veterans my faters name is listed as David Arthur Lozo, this is incorrect , his name should be listed as William Alfred Lozo, his borthers names on David R. and Robert R. are correct. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: JAMES JIMENEZ Date: 2004-03-23 Your Ilion Surnames NORRIS Special Topic Interests FORT PLAIN NY Comments: Hi my name is jim iam looking for any one with info on william Norris who lived in fortplain had a blacksmith shop with micheal cross, and also worked for remington arms all in the year 1917. his wifes name was jessie he was born 1880 and jessie in 1884 thanks jim -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Luisa Granja Date: 2004-03-23 Special Topic Interests history Comments: Very interesting. I would like to know if you have any history on Gage Road in Ilion. Thank you -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: JAMES JIMENEZ Date: 2004-03-22 Your Ilion Surnames Norris Special Topic Interests worked at remington arms 1917 Comments: Hi iam jim my great uncle william norris worked at the arms company in 1917 making guns, iam doing reasearch on my family and he said this on his draft card. he worked in Ilion, and lived in fort plain.If any one has any info on him it would be a great help. He died some time after 1922. Thanks iam a gun owner Ilion (jim) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Kim Levasseur Date: 2004-03-20 Your Ilion Surnames Hoffman Comments: I have family in the area and was interested in visiting some time soon. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Carrie Freeman Date: 2004-02-24 Your Ilion Surnames Tipton Comments: I lived in Ilion from birth to 13 years old. I used to live on Spruce St. Across from a big factory(I forgot the name). My mom used to fish down the road from there. I wish I could come back to visit one day. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: eugene covell Date: 2004-02-23 Your Ilion Surnames none Special Topic Interests village of ilion Comments: i like the old picture on web site of village of ilion i wish ilion way it was now back then -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Carol Eggleston Date: 2004-02-12 Your Ilion Surnames Eggie Comments: I grew up in Ilion from 1955 - 1974 when I left to go into the Navy. Of all the places I've been, there is no place in the world like Ilion. Growing up there in the 60's and 70's was innocent. Today in the big cities like Jacksonville, Florida, our children don't know what it is like to live like a child. It's too fast paced. I remember the skating rink in the winter, softball in the spring, football games in the fall and snowmobiling and sliding in the winter. I miss Ilion very much and my parents still live there in the same house I grew up in on Division St. I want to thank my parents for being such great parents and raising me in Ilion, New York. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: David Kroll Date: 2004-02-05 Your Ilion Surnames Kroll Special Topic Interests Paul J Kroll Comments: Would like to correspond with anyone who my father Paul Kroll, we lived in Ilion 1940 thru 1960's on English St. My father work for Standard Furniture Co. and was a Grand Knight. He past away in May 1960 when I was 4. Thanks Dave K. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Barbara Brown Date: 2004-01-03 Your Ilion Surnames Brown Comments: Joseph Brown (b 1841 NY) md Virginia Monday in Loudon Co VA. They moved to Herkimer Co abt 1869. Their son George b. 1874 md ( Lulu/Lucy), had Russell Arthur brown b 1897. Russell md in Atlanta during WWI; divorced, md 2nd Madeline. Had 2 daughters Carol (b 1926) Madeline (b 1928). Russell lived in Ilion from after WWI until the 1950s. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Eric Benet Date: 2003-12-01 Your Ilion Surnames Shree Comments: just passing through -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Paul McLaughlin Date: 2003-11-18 Special Topic Interests Annunciation School Comments: Ed Wahtman, I tried to send you an e-mail and it was returned as "Unknown User". Please send me a note to my address. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Edward Wachtman Date: 2003-11-17 Your Ilion Surnames Wachtman- Culver Comments: Graduate of Annunciation School, Class of 1937 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Edward Wachtman Date: 2003-11-17 Your Ilion Surnames Wachtman- Culver Comments: Graruate of Annunciation School, Class of 1937 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: CAROLYN OSTRANDER LUDWIG Date: 2003-10-26 Your Ilion Surnames PETTINGILL, PAUL, BROOKS, ARMSTRONG, FOLTS, LIVINGSTON Special Topic Interests GENEOLOGY Comments: LOOKING FOR PARKER PAUL, JENNIE LIVINGSTON, JENNIE FOLTS, EMMA BROOKS, REUBEN ARMSTRONG, AND AL PETTINGILL -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Paul McLaughlin Date: 2003-09-29 Comments: Sandy Platt-Whitlock--I tried to send you a message and the system tells me that your e-mail address is incomplete? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Sandy Platt-Whitlock Date: 2003-09-27 Comments: I was born in Ilion in 1956... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Sally Paul Kennell Date: 2003-09-23 Your Ilion Surnames Paul and Nehr Special Topic Interests Originality of the Ilion name Comments: Great web site; brought back many wonderful memories. I was born in Ilion in 1935, went to West Hill School and graduated from Ilion High School in 1953. Moved away from Ilion in 1956, but do visit Ilion about three times a year. My brother, Larry Paul, runs a fuel oil business in Mohawk, started by my father, Lawrence Paul. My uncles, Lois and Carl Nehr started and owned Nehr's Chevrolet Co on Central Ave. A Mrs. McLaughlin lived about five houses above us on John Street, is this a relative of yours, Paul? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Jim Brown Date: 2003-09-20 Your Ilion Surnames Brown Special Topic Interests family history Comments: My grandmother, Mrs. George (Evelyn) Brown, operated a boarding house at 39 W. Clark Street for many years. It was used mainly by Rand students, with a few area locals who resided there for several years.It has been gone for many years, torn down to make way for the new road that changed the route through the village. A hardware store now occupies the site, or at least it did 15 or more years ago, the last time I was in the area.Do you have any recollection of it? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: STEVEN E. DYE Date: 2003-09-16 Your Ilion Surnames DYE Comments: IT HAS BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE I'VE BEEN HOME AND IT IS GOOD TO SEE THAT YOU HAVE A WEB SITE. IT'S NICE AND THANK YOU RESPECTFULLY STEVEN E. DYE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Diane Witkowski Date: 2003-09-16 Special Topic Interests Remington Comments: I have bought a house that may have belonged to Eliphalet Remington of Ilion, New York. Associate of the Remington Arms Company, he, with his wife (Jane), was a world traveler but made his summer home in Pinebluff. Their home was the scene of frequent gatherings, but the little log cabin at the rear of his home, known as "Little Reno" was off limits to the ladies. I am interested in finding more out about this. Diane -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Pat Helyer Date: 2003-09-10 Your Ilion Surnames Nebhut Comments: Am interested in George Nebhut from Germany about 1850. Worked as a gun smith. Buried Ilion Cemetery -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: hildegard Bansbach Date: 2003-08-08 Your Ilion Surnames Wehling, Krueger Comments: I was born in Ilion, 1936, at 19 James Street. My parents were German immigrants. My mother worked at the Duofold Plant and my dad, a cabinet maker, at the Library Bureau. In 1940 we moved to Rochester New York. However, every summer I visited my grandparents for two weeks. They were Marie and Franz Krueger of 16 West Rand Street. There I experienced many happy times. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Veronica Ilion Date: 2003-08-06 Special Topic Interests finding out about my last name. Comments: hello my name is Veronica Ilion, and I am doing research on my last name. I can to this website about 3 years ago. I'm wondering if anyone can give me any type of information on how "Ilion" the name came about. Please e-mail as soon as possible. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Daniel Lewis Date: 2003-08-04 Comments: Very nice site. enjoyed it. Thanks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Kim D. Walker Date: 2003-07-08 Your Ilion Surnames Pollock Special Topic Interests My birth place Comments: Still have a few relatives in the Ilion area but we do not see them very often -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Robert A. Bishton ( Bob ) Date: 2003-06-28 Your Ilion Surnames Bishton Special Topic Interests genealogy Comments: Have family history going back to 1200's in England. Just finished a trip to England visiting distant Bishton relatives -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Phil Zaffarano III Date: 2003-05-19 Your Ilion Surnames Zaffarano Special Topic Interests Employment Comments: Looking to return to Our home town -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Beverly Dunckel Matusik Date: 2003-05-16 Your Ilion Surnames Dunckel Special Topic Interests General History of Ilion Comments: I love to return to the beginning days of Ilion. They are so interesting to see how it was, how far we've come to share our history with our children and grandchildren. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Martin Gienke Date: 2003-05-14 Your Ilion Surnames Gienke Comments: born 1944 in Ilion hospital attended Weber Ave School and Ilion High School lived at 38 Richfield Street -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Debby Staley Date: 2003-05-10 Your Ilion Surnames Miller, Sturgess Special Topic Interests I would like to learn about Ilion and Cambridge and Amsterdam Comments: I would like to correspond with anyone who might know where I can find death certificates, the Village of Ilion does not have them and the County of Herkimer does not either, the years are 1898 and 1906, for Anna Katharine Miller and John C. Miller Debby -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: tom eysaman j.r. Date: 2003-05-03 Comments: great site -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: shaun copping Date: 2003-04-27 Your Ilion Surnames copping Comments: searchaing for relatives who moved over from ipswich suffolk england -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Norma Stevlingson Date: 2003-04-23 Your Ilion Surnames Preische Comments: My Uncle Curt Preische lived in Ilion where he and his wife, Gladys, raised their family. I believe Uncle Curt died there in 1956, but I have other information than that. Does anyone remember him? Email me! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Rose M. ( Lozo ) Brown Date: 2003-04-14 Your Ilion Surnames Lozo and McGraw Special Topic Interests The changes in time Comments: I moved away from Ilion in 1953 to Massachusetts. I married a young serviceman stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome. My oldest boy was born in Ilion Hospital April 19, 1953. I thought it would be nice for my children to be able to look up some of the history of Ilion on their computers. I enjoyed my trip back in History. My uncle Robert E. Lozo was one of the young service men killed in WW2 January, 1945. Still have relatives in Ilion, Mohawk and Herkimer and do manage to get bace at least once a year to see all the changes in the area. Alot of wonderful memories of my old hometown. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Linda Date: 2003-04-08 Your Ilion Surnames Betzinger, Comments: I am trying to find more info on Carl K. Betzinger. He died in 1985, in Ilion. He was born in 1899 in Ilion. And was registerd for WWI. I'd like to find his parents' names and if he had any siblings. And any other info on him. I collect all info on the Betsinger surname, and have branched out to the Betzinger surname to try to find more info on my family. Thanks so much. And nice site. I have a site called Betsinger Bunch at Please visit me. Linda -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Dr. Anthony Angelichio Date: 2003-04-07 Your Ilion Surnames Angelichio Special Topic Interests Ilion History Comments: Good job on this site. I refer it to friends and relatives who live away... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Lewis Edwards Date: 2003-04-05 Your Ilion Surnames Edwards Comments: My father Lewis W. Edwards was born in Ilion -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Jamie Carter Date: 2003-04-04 Your Ilion Surnames Jamie Laura Special Topic Interests Ilion in General Comments: Nice site!! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Raymond F. Lynch Date: 2003-03-04 Your Ilion Surnames Lynch Special Topic Interests Raymond T. Lynch and Arthur Lynch Comments: WOnderful site. A gold mine! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Allen Clark Date: 2003-02-23 Your Ilion Surnames Remington Fire Engine Special Topic Interests Fire Engines Comments: Hi Paul: I'm in Lewistown, PA at the State Fire Academy taking training. Hope things are going well on the web page. See ya, Allen Clark -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Lois Sorensen Date: 2003-02-06 Special Topic Interests Remington genealogy Comments: I stumbled into your Ilion web site while searching for Remington family information. It is a well-organized and informative site; keep up the good work! I now have a link from our family web site to a page on this site. Look in our gallery called "Remington places." The URL is -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: J.L. Paul Date: 2003-01-30 Special Topic Interests David Burton Flint Comments: I'm looking to contact David Burton Flint. The email address he signed below is not correct. Does anyone have his correct email contact?? Any help would be much appreciated! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Barbara Perrone Date: 2003-01-23 Your Ilion Surnames Perrone, Flint Special Topic Interests The history of the area Comments: Now that I have been away from the area for nearly ten years, I am beginning to become curious of the place of my birth and upbringing. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Ginger (Earl) Jamerson Date: 2003-01-14 Your Ilion Surnames Earl, Earle Special Topic Interests Descendents of Reuben Earl Comments: Love the site-I grew up in Mohawk and even though I have been gone from the area 30+ years it's still home to me. My brother, David and his wife Carlyn spend their summers there. Lucky them. I'm researching the Earl family and have traced Reuben's grandchildren to Alfred who was living in Lyonsdale during 1880 census--2 of his sons were Alvin and Frank but that's as far as I can get. (Reuben's wife was Mary Harrington. Anybody that can help? Thanks and keep up the good work. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Ronald E Fischer Date: 2002-12-08 Comments: Born in ilion on June 3rd 1941, father Philmore M Fischer, mother Cahterine Mulvey. Now living in Elk Grove, Calif -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Charles K. Hamm Date: 2002-11-25 Your Ilion Surnames George Ham Special Topic Interests family history Comments: I enjoyed viewing your web site. I've traced my ancestors, George and Sarah Ham and their three daughters and two sons, living in the village of Ilion, Town of German Flatts during the early 1800's. George Ham was a gardener and the family were probably devout members of the local Episcopal church. I would appreciate any information about the Ham family. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: austin c. greene jr. Date: 2002-11-22 Special Topic Interests general Ilion History Comments: Hello to all my friend's and my family's friends My mother is Marion Greene (HANSON) my dad was Austin c. GREENE Sr. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Anthony Licari Date: 2002-11-19 Special Topic Interests Ilion Police Department Comments: As Chief of Police in Ilion, I enjoyed your web page very much. If you could include the Police Department's address on your site, I would appreciate it. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Steven L .Morgan Date: 2002-11-17 Your Ilion Surnames Schmidt, Switzer Special Topic Interests A Better Family Geneology Comments: Hi, sorry I missed out on the celebration. My family roots travel through Ilion. My mother, Ann T Switzer Morgan was born in Ilion circa 1931 Her mother, Mary chmidt was an Ilion High Scool Graduate in 1920, and her Aunt Fatanitza Schmidt graduated from Ilion High School in 1922. Mary and Nitza's father was Theodore Schmidt, who owned the local paper for a time. I'd like to visit Ilion some time and learn more about my ancestory, afterall, Ilion is not THAT far from Grand Island! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Martha Love Date: 2002-10-30 Your Ilion Surnames Booth Baily Woodard Special Topic Interests looking for our Booth family history Comments: I realy enjoy your site. I am not only looking for family but find your early history very intresting. Thank you for a great site to visit -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: eugene covell Date: 2002-10-15 Your Ilion Surnames geno Special Topic Interests capital theater Comments: i got to the movie every fri sat sun i was born in ilion hospital ilion got a great web site old picture -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Teresa Bergeron Date: 2002-10-12 Your Ilion Surnames Penfield/McCulloch/Maddock Special Topic Interests geneology Comments: would like to know my grandmother's family -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Peter Welbourne Date: 2002-10-11 Your Ilion Surnames Smithson Special Topic Interests WWII Comments: Hello, I noticed the name Arthur Smithson on your WWII Veterans Page. I am trying to trace an Arthur Smithson who was a pilot (or had some flying duty) with the US Forces in Europe in the Second World War, and who was briefly stationed in Yorkshire. Any info much appreciated. Peter Welbourne, York, United Kingdom. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Nancy Hemstreet Eaton Date: 2002-09-20 Your Ilion Surnames Hemstreet Special Topic Interests Hemstreet & Schultz families Comments: My father was Harold S. Hemstreet, son of Adelbert and Emma Hemstreet. Their home was at 2 Second Avenue, at the corner of Second Street, until my grandmother's death in 1978. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Joe Mezzanini Date: 2002-09-13 Special Topic Interests Utica Comments: Nice web site - looks like you did a LOT of work. Thanks, Joe -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: William E. Reese Date: 2002-09-01 Special Topic Interests football, class of'62, friends, family Comments: Pride in family, friends, and community. Contact with classmates (Class of '62) where ever they wander and involvement at local events in my hometown keep me active. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Robert Caswell Date: 2002-07-13 Your Ilion Surnames Caswell, Eaton and Barnes Special Topic Interests Genealogies Comments: Looking for information on the families of Caswell, Eaton and Barnes living in Ilion in the early 1800's -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Fennell Date: 2002-07-01 Your Ilion Surnames Leonard Special Topic Interests History Comments: Sir, We are making a journey to Ilion, the home of my father, Richard V. Leonard. He lived on Haffler Ave in the early teens. His mother died during the flu epidemic in 1918. This is our first visit to Ilion for my Mother, sister and our youngest daughter, Dotsie. I only wish my Dad were alive to visit with us. He is loved and missed. Thank you for this beautiful site. We look forward to learning more about our history. Kathleen Fennell -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Karen Toole Date: 2002-06-24 Your Ilion Surnames Hotaling,Williams Special Topic Interests All Comments: I was born in Iloin on 3/12/64 and I think this site is great.It is the closes I probably will ever get to visiting Ilion again.I do still have family in and around Ilion so I won't give up on visiting again one day but untill then I will keep coming back to your site.Thanks for the site. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: THOMAS ANDREWS Date: 2002-05-30 Your Ilion Surnames N/A Special Topic Interests WOODWORKING Comments: I HAVE BEEN LOOKING UP ON ILION HISTORY FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS AND I THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY COOL SO I AM TRYING TO FIND SOME MORE INFO ON THIS WEBSITE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: debbie rook Date: 2002-05-30 Comments: my husband jim grew up in ilion. it looks like a nice little village. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: David Burton Flint Date: 2002-05-09 Your Ilion Surnames Flint Special Topic Interests Local History Comments: Great Site. Was born in Ilion, 12/05/49. I know a lot on the earl history of the Mohawk Valley, but always seem to find more info. this is great since I'm in the process of getting my novel published"Immigrant, Patriot, Pioneer:The Life and Times of Robert Flint." Should be ready for sale by fall. Would like to hear from anyone interested in the Flint line. I have a lot of information on them. Also the Ancient Burial Ground which I restored in Sprout Brook. I'm living in Ft. Worth, TX. now. But do love the area. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Rebecca Bowman Date: 2002-05-08 Your Ilion Surnames Rebecca Papa Comments: I think this is a really great site to have. Helped me learn a lot about where I came from and what "early Ilion" was like. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Jim Date: 2002-05-03 Special Topic Interests Post 920 Comments: While checking to see if my Web page had been entered I found your page. I found it very interesting. Although I am not a true native of Ilion, I have resided here for the last 20 years. I am writing because I also am a Past Commander of Post 920 just as your dad was. As a matter of fact I served as Commander three diferent times. The majority of my site is devoted to the Post. I have just started listing the site and don't have a lot to offer at this time. I try to keep some pictures of the current events at the Post displayed on it. Should you care to investigate the url is Http:// Keep up the good work. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Marilou Van Dusen- Craft Date: 2002-05-03 Your Ilion Surnames Van Dusen, Bradley, Beadslee, Medbury Comments: What a great web site. I have been able to some information on my family roots. Would love to hear from anyone who has any information on the above surnames.. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Bill Fahler Date: 2002-04-09 Special Topic Interests Researching the feller, fehler line. Comments: your web site is great, researching the Palatines that went down the Susquehanna to Tulpehocken Area in Berks County PA in the early 1700s from Schoharie New York. Do you have any information on that group. Thanks and a great site. Bill Fahler, Tulsa Oklahoma. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Gail Kinney Date: 2002-04-08 Your Ilion Surnames Francis A. Ray Special Topic Interests Grandfather Comments: I grew up in area. Brought back a lot of good memories. My great grandparents also lived there. George and Amelia Ray on Clark Street. Great site. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Bev Campbell Date: 2002-03-06 Your Ilion Surnames Noyes Special Topic Interests Genealogy Comments: Great site..found one old friend in guest book..would love to hear from old friends who grew up in the East Frankfort area..from 1935-1951. Keep up the good work -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Beverly (Noyes)Campbell Date: 2002-03-06 Your Ilion Surnames Noyes Special Topic Interests Genealogy Comments: I was just browsing web sites and came upon yours Paul. I lived in Ilion, actually East Frankfort, from 1935 to 1951, when I married and moved to Bridgeport,CT. Currently live in Shelton,CT. I, too, have fond memories of living in Ilion, attending school, library and mostly enjoyed ice skating in back of Ilion Hi when they flooded the football field each winter. I still have 2 nephews in the in Little Falls and one in Mohawk. Has been nice getting in touch with you. I still have many old friends who still live there. Stay well. GB Bev(Noyes)Campbell -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Ralph Anthony Nabozny Date: 2002-01-22 Comments: I was looking up my last name. The kids at school were making fun of my son. I thought i'd sign in. Ralph -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Dale M. McPherson Date: 2002-01-21 Your Ilion Surnames Mac Comments: I left Ilion High in 1950.(stupid mistake) I,m now residing in Melbourne Fl. I've been a Melbourne resident for 27 yrs. I'm retired now, and have a beautiful wife named Dee. My first wife and I were divorced in 1980. She passed away about 1995. Between my wife Dee and myself,we have a slew of children, twenty eight grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. I'd like to hear from some of my old class-mates who graduated in 1952 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Bob Deming Date: 2002-01-17 Your Ilion Surnames Deming Special Topic Interests Remington Arms & History of Ilion Comments: My sister, Carolyn Bayer, directed me to this site, and I enjoyed it very much! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: claudia Date: 2001-12-28 Your Ilion Surnames Tresohlavy Comments: i never hope find another Tresohlavy family name,i am happy to know there is more Tresohlavy surname around the world!(^_^)Thanks,Claudia -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Shari Wengert Date: 2001-12-25 Your Ilion Surnames Wengert Special Topic Interests history of Ilion -pre-urban renewal Comments: Ilion's website is great. It would be even nicer if you could find some more old pictures. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Nick Diamond Date: 2001-11-29 Your Ilion Surnames The Dudish Family Special Topic Interests Regional History Comments: I have found this website to be extremely interesting and to be a wealth of information about the area that I grew up in. One is blind to their enviroment until they depart and from the perspective of time, look back and see through different eyes what truely exists. The theme of human endeavors prevail wherever in the world you visit and it's history needs to be recorded least we repeat it's mistakes. Thank you for taking the time to do this. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Crystal Maddocks Date: 2001-11-28 Your Ilion Surnames Maddocks & Davis Comments: Recently I came across this site and allthough I have not moved far from Ilion I can honestly say I miss it.It is one of the great communities of the Mohawk Valley.Thank You for this site :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Nancy O'Dell Brown Date: 2001-11-26 Your Ilion Surnames O'Dell Special Topic Interests writing, bookbinding Comments: I often think back with nostalgia of the days I walked to school via the towpath. It was a great town back in the 50s, so rich in spirit. Ilion has woven itself into many of my stories. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: douglas nicolette Date: 2001-11-10 Comments: first time on site.its very interesting and infomative. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Kirk Golden Date: 2001-11-06 Your Ilion Surnames Kaiser, Stoeffler Special Topic Interests Genaology Comments: Looking for Joseph Stoeffler, and Elizabeth Kaiser-Stoeffler -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Robert T.Getman Date: 2001-10-27 Your Ilion Surnames Getman Special Topic Interests Early Ilion Businesses Comments: Great site. Came to Ilion as an infant in 1932 when the depression forced my Father, Tracy, to give up his business in CT.and return to Ilion to work for his Father, Clarence, in Getman's grocery store on Otsego St. Gave me the opportunity to grow up in Ilion. 1956 married DianeLuke, Daughter of Dr. Bob Luke, well known Ilion Optomotrist -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Daune Winslow Date: 2001-10-24 Your Ilion Surnames McDonough,Robertson,VanVoast,Dreizlers Comments: Born Ilion Hopital, Ilion NY April 1935,Moved to Frankfort 1939,than Moved to Schenectady NY in 1940 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Tom Haggerty Date: 2001-10-17 Your Ilion Surnames Haggerty Special Topic Interests High School, Remington Arms Comments: Thanks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Ray Rubey Date: 2001-10-03 Special Topic Interests remington rand univac school Comments: I and several hundred other "Randy Candies" cut our teeth on computers in Ilion bach in 1959 thru 67. I spent several 3 to 5 month stretches in the Univac school in your fine town- (always in the winter). We were young, and I have many fond memories of the bowling alley and the girls I met there- wish I could remember their last names. . .Bonnie. . .Angela. . .Liz. . . .Oh well, I'm retired now. I will go back some day and again walk the streets of Herkimer and Frankfort, and Ilion, and perhaps find my old friends. . .yeah right. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Marion Weidenhammer Date: 2001-09-16 Your Ilion Surnames Case,McLean,Hollenbeck Special Topic Interests Trying to trace my family tree Comments: My family lived in several towns in Herkimer County. Thanks to every town for the good job you've done -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Jennifer Stutz Date: 2001-09-14 Your Ilion Surnames Hartigan, Bergin Special Topic Interests History and genealogy Comments: I have really enjoyed this site. There is so much information. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Mary M. Clements Date: 2001-09-01 Your Ilion Surnames Hamill ( Father- Francis E. Hamill) Special Topic Interests Hamill Family Comments: Was looking up info on Ilion Hospital and found this My father Francis E. Hamill(AKA)"Tiny" went to Ilion High School and grauduated in 1943. We also have the year book from 1941 as well as 1943.He was in the Photo club,bowling club,choir and Band. Have a great picture of Paul McLaughlin from the year book. I also was born at Ilion Hospital in 1953. Walter(Bud) Weeks was my fathers cousin. He also graduated in 41. Dad died Dec.1998 he would have loved to see this web. site but I did not have a comp. then. Now Iam trying to see just how much of the family tree I can dig up. Thanks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: donna miller Date: 2001-08-31 Your Ilion Surnames waufle Special Topic Interests homegirl Comments: from the rapidly gentrfyin' lower east side of nyc, greetings ! there never were 'burgers like fred's burgers up in the ilion gorge ! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Prijot Béatrice Date: 2001-08-24 Special Topic Interests Prijot's family Comments: I am Belgian and I was surprised to discover that someone named PRIJOT was living in Ilion. I did not know that, though a cousin of mine has made the genealogical tree of the family some years ago and this branch of the family did not appear. Did Alfred PRIJOT have descendants now? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Ron Tresohlavy Date: 2001-08-22 Your Ilion Surnames Tresohlavy Comments: I really enjoyed your web site. I was born and raised in Ilion. ( class of 1966 ). I haven't been back in 30 years but I do miss it. Thanks. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: David Clayton Date: 2001-08-21 Your Ilion Surnames Clayton Comments: 08/21/01 Looking for that inner hoss thief -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Helen E (Kennedy) O'Halloran Date: 2001-08-10 Your Ilion Surnames Kennedy Special Topic Interests Getting in touch with former classmates Comments: I have enjoyed e-mails from some former classmates - hope I hear from more. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Clark Benson Date: 2001-07-25 Your Ilion Surnames Wallace Henry Clark Special Topic Interests Geneaolgy Reasearch Comments: Was looking for info on Wallace Henry Clark from Rome, NY and his family Henry Lewis Clark and Elizabeth Weaver. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Sherli J. Jones Date: 2001-07-21 Your Ilion Surnames Jones Comments: I am an Ilion High School graduate, Class of 1952. My dad, Owen Jones, Class of 1929, still lives in Ilion. It is my hometown by choice, not by birth. Whereever I am, when I think of "home" it is always Ilion, NY. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Marcia A. Just Date: 2001-07-17 Your Ilion Surnames N/A Special Topic Interests Wildlife Comments: Surfing the net,looking for Boy Scout Troop 8 - Work with John Forbes at LockHeed Martin Syracuse,NY. Just wanted to say hello. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Charles Thomes USN (ret) Date: 2001-07-17 Your Ilion Surnames Thomes,Eddy,Keller Special Topic Interests Family Tree Comments: I was born in Ilion in 1948, My father Fred Thomes was a policeman in Ilion for 25 years. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Marv Conover Date: 2001-07-15 Special Topic Interests Born in Ilion 1947 Comments: I enjoy coming back to Ilion, even though most visits are electronic these days. I was born in Ilion and lived there for the first 8 years of my life. In 1955 my family moved to Binghamton, NY. My dad worked for a civil engineering company that laid out a lot of the NYS Thruway. Upon completion of that project he was transferred to Binghamton. I no longer have any living relatives in Ilion. My grandparents are burried in Armory Hill cemetery. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Jim Palmer Date: 2001-07-13 Special Topic Interests Studebaker Dealership Comments: Greetings. Interesting website. My father (now deceased) was Chief Metalurgist at the Univac plant in Ilion in the 60's and early 70's. We lived in Clinton, but I went to Ilion many times with my dad. I remember going to the Studebaker dealership to purchase a (nearly) new 1963 Daytona. The mechanics name was "Shorty" McCormick and he kept our fleet of Studebakers running for many years. At one time, we had four of them sitting in our driveway... all licensed and running. Any info on the dealership or Mr. McCormick would be appreciated. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Jack Kennell Date: 2001-06-23 Your Ilion Surnames Kennell, Bohling Special Topic Interests geneology Comments: In this day and age I have come to appreciate more and more the opportunity I had to grow up in a small town environment such as that provided by Ilion. It is great to keep up with old friends, even though sometimes it is now through the obituary pages. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Jack Kennell Date: 2001-06-23 Comments: In this day and age I have come to appreciate more and more the opportunity I had to grow up in a small town environment such as that provided by Ilion. It is great to keep up with old friends, even though sometimes it is now through the obituary pages. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Barbara Boucher Date: 2001-06-23 Your Ilion Surnames Boucher Comments: Wonderful site. There is so much work you have done. Bravo!! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: ericka miller Date: 2001-06-05 Comments: I have moved from Ilion 5 months ago and when I came across this site it made me very happy because It made me remember all of my experiences in N.Y. Seeing the section on Mr. Remington made me remember my house on Armory Street. I think this site is wonderful and everyone should keep adding to it. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Ross Raymond Date: 2001-06-02 Your Ilion Surnames Raymond Special Topic Interests My Uncle Ross & Family History Comments: I too was born and raised in Ilion, the second son of Edward, (Ned), and Pauline (LaVoie) Raymond. Dad never talked much about my namesake...I'd like to know more. Mom still lives in town and we do get to visit quite often. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: John Oates Date: 2001-05-31 Your Ilion Surnames Drennan, Clark, Hartford, Mcloughlin Special Topic Interests Family History Comments: My mother (Alice Drennan Oates) was born in Ilion, at 39 E. Clark St. Her grandfather, Michael Drennan, built the house in the 1860's. My sister and I lived there from the summer of 1946 to the summer of 1947. We went to Annunciation school for thar school year. My mother graduated from Ilion High School in 1920. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: CindyJennings Date: 2001-05-26 Your Ilion Surnames Briggs Comments: I am interested in the Galen Briggs family, son Galen Jr. and the daughters of Galen Jr. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Dennis J McLaughlin Date: 2001-05-14 Comments: I'm not the father of, nor the son of Paul,, just another McLaughlin looking for his roots ! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Debbie Luber Date: 2001-05-04 Your Ilion Surnames Debbie Smith Comments: I like seeing these pictures of Ilion. I haven't seen Ilion since my family moved to Little Rock in 1969. My brothers and I grew up in Ilion. I'm glad to know about this site. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Sheila D. Tolley Date: 2001-04-23 Your Ilion Surnames Skevnick Special Topic Interests Fishing at the canal Comments: Hi Ilion..sure do miss you. Went to Ilion Schools from grade 1-12. Miss the winters especially. Living in Florida now. It was nice to reminicse..(sp) Use to fish on the canal for fun catching those big carp!!! Keep Ilion alive for folks like me....thanks! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Carolyn Ludwig Date: 2001-04-22 Your Ilion Surnames Paul, Livingston. Armstrong, Brooks, Ostrander, Special Topic Interests Geneology and history Comments: Family history -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Shelley (Anna) Platt Date: 2001-04-20 Your Ilion Surnames Edick, Ittig Special Topic Interests German Flatts Comments: I live in the Midwest -- so to be able to access info up there is great! Thanks -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Jon Franchino Date: 2001-04-20 Your Ilion Surnames Frank, Hollister, Ackler Families Comments: Born in Ilion Hospital 6/27/53. It's great to see so much interesting stuff about the old town! Keep up the good work! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Doris Seymour Myers Date: 2001-04-08 Your Ilion Surnames Doris Carolyn Seymour Special Topic Interests Mostly premature infant struggles Comments: This site is fabulous. I was born in Hudson, NY, but taken to Ilion when 3 months old. Graduated in 1944. Graduated from Utica School of Commerce in 1945. Worked in the Payroll Dept. in Remington Rand. Then worked at the New York Telephone Company in Ilion and Utica. However, I have never forgotten my love for Ilion. Great site. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: MARY JANE NAGEL Date: 2001-04-04 Your Ilion Surnames SANDERSON Special Topic Interests FAMILY HISTORY Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT AS MUCH ABOUT MY HERITAGE AS POSSIBLE -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Brandi Martin Date: 2001-04-03 Your Ilion Surnames Brandi Marshall Special Topic Interests Old Ilion Comments: I love seeing all the old pictures of Ilion. I now live in California and get homesick often. I like to log on and try to place where everything used to be in our little village. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Karoline Rima Date: 2001-03-26 Your Ilion Surnames Rima/Bellinger/Finster/Folts Special Topic Interests Rima/Rema/Remore/Riemah Comments: I am looking for grave sites of any of the Rima family, they lived in most of the little towns around Herkimer Co. and many others, first settler in 1765 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Bryan Welden Claus Date: 2001-03-24 Your Ilion Surnames Claus / Welden Comments: Father:DeVere Welden Claus, Born In Ilion,1903....My Grandmother(Lena Claus- Mogensen...Born Lena Welden Lived In Ilion For Years)1882-1964. Bryan Claus P.O. Box 220061 Newhall, CA 91322-0061 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Carlton B. Watts Date: 2001-03-22 Your Ilion Surnames Bedford, Christiana, Blauvelt Special Topic Interests Genealogy & History Comments: Also born in the Ilion Hospital -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Charles McHarg Date: 2001-03-22 Your Ilion Surnames Charlie Special Topic Interests Graduates of 1952/53 locations Comments: Would like to get as many e-mail addresses from members of the two classes mentioned above. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Barbara Babcock Date: 2001-03-21 Your Ilion Surnames Babcock,Kennedy, Danks Special Topic Interests Genealogy Comments: Great site!!! I really do love what both of you do, if you didn't know before why you are here on earth,this is one of the reasons from my view.

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