Herkimer and Montgomery Counties, N.Y.

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new 1/14/06  The following large group of marital notices from the Herkimer Democrat was contributed by Asst. Coordinator Lisa Slaski. "The following marital notices were found in the Herkimer Democrat (Herkimer, NY) on pages that I copied for other purposes. I did NOT scan this newspaper specifically for vital records, so this is NOT a complete listing of vital records, just simply those found on pages I'd copied while doing other research. This newspaper is held by the Herkimer County Historical Society and can be viewed onsite (on microfilm). Their staff will also do limited research of this paper for a reasonable fee (please contact them directly)."


18 Mar 1903 - Owen Martin was married Sunday to Maud Smith of Burlington Flatts.


15 Oct 1902 - At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hughes, last Wednesday evening, took place the marriage of their daughter Margaret to John Lints of this village. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. E. Hemans of the Baptist church in the presence of the immediate relatives and a few intimate friends. The young couple are now enjoying a wedding trip to Niagara Falls. They will reside in this village.


26 Feb 1902 - Miss Lillian Wilt an estimable [sic] young lady was married to John Roberts Tuesday evening. Congratulations.


1 Jan 1902 - Frank E. Sackett and Miss Clara M. Kunze, who were united in marriage Dec. 17th, were tendered a reception Friday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Levis. There were nearly 200 guests present.

18 Jun 1902 - William Scott of this village and Miss Anna M. Kearney of Utica were married at St. Francis de Sales Church, Utica, last Tuesday. The best man was Burt P. Scott a brother of the groom, and the maid of honor, Miss Eleanor Kearney of Utica, a cousin of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Scott will reside on Third street in this village.

18 Jun 1902 - Oliver Crossman and Miss Ada Farrington were united in marriage at the home of the bride in North Ilion wednesday afternoon. Rev. A. P. Brown of the Baptist church officiating.

        Collinwood Rasbach of this village and Miss Mayme Fitzgibbons were quietly married at Little Falls last Wednesday evening.


29 Apr 1902 - Miss Julia Scanlon of this city and Patrick Walsh of Frankfort were married last Wednesday afternoon at St. Mary's church, Rev. Father White performing the ceremony. Philip Kelly of Frankfort was best man and Miss Mary Riordan of this city acted as bridesmaid. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents on Furnace street, after which Mr. and Mrs. Walsh left for a trip to Boston. On their return they will take up their residence in Frankfort.

16 Jul 1902 - Albert E. Keller and Miss Delia Guertin were married at St. Mary's deanery Thursday afternoon, by Rev. Father White. Henry Van Allen and Miss Mary Guerten were the witnesses. After a western trip Mr. and Mrs. Keller will take up their residence in Utica.

24 Sep 1902 - Last Wednesday in St. Mary's church occurred the marriage of Earl Smith and Miss Sarah Casler. The attending couple was Frederick Martin and Miss J. O'Conner. After the wedding a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents in Albany street. After a short honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Smith will take up their residence in this city. They have the best wishes of a host of friends.

24 Sep 1902 - The engagement of William Watt and Miss Mabel Ford has been announced.


15 Oct 1902 - One of our enterprising young men Philip Brown of Richfield Hill was married to Miss Allene Firman of Monticello, October 8, at the home of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Brown left on the evening train for Canada where Mr. Brown is to study for a veterinary. We wish them success.


8 Jan 1902 - At the Baptist parsonage, Jan. 1, 1902, occurred the marriage of Homer J. Nichols and Miss Mary Fischer both of this place. Rev. E. B. Templar, officiating. They have the best wishes of a large circle of friends.


7 Jan 1903 - Mrs. Rose Philbram of Forestport and Mr. Richard McGlaughlin were married Dec. 24, 1902.


7 May 1902 - Last Wednesday evening at the home of Benjamin Haviland in North Ilion occurred the marriage of his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Shaw to Frederick Brice. he ceremony was performed by Rev. E. V. Stevens of this village. The bride and groom are both well known residents of North Ilion. They will reside at the Brice homestead.

11 Jun 1902 - At the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. James Crossett, in East Albany street, last Wednesday evening, occurred the marriage of Miss Lucy Crossett of this village, and Mr. Fred. Neach of Nelliston, Rev. E. V. Stevens officiating. The wedding was a quiet one, and only the immediate family were present. The happy couple left on an evening train for Nelliston, where they spent their honeymoon amongst Mr. Neach's friends. They will reside at Herkimer.

11 Jun 1902 - At the M. E. parsonage at Ilion, on Mary 27, occurred the marriage of James Caldwell of Lebanon, Ind., and Miss Carrie E. Dockstader, of this village. They will be at home to their many friends after June 15, at 314 Mohawk street.

15 Oct 1902 - Last Wednesday evening at the Universalist parsonage in Court street occurred the marriage of George A. Zoller and Miss Bessie A. Riley of Mohawk. Rev. E. V. Stevens performed the ceremony in the presence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Riley of Mohawk. The many friends of the popular young people will extend congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Zoller will reside in Mohawk.

15 Oct 1902 - Last Wednesday evening at St. Francis de Sales parochial residence occurred the marriage of Miss Flora Seaman of this village to George H. Rouke of Ilion. Rev. Father Halpin being absent, the ceremony was performed by Rev. P. F. Wallace of Frankfort. James Toubert of Ilion was best man and Miss Anna Quinility of Ilion acted as bridesmaid. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the brides mother, Mrs. Amanda Seaman, 203 Eastern Avenue. A sumptuous wedding supper was served and at 9:58 the bride and groom left for a trip to New York. They have the best wishes of a host of friends for a long and happy married life. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Rourke will reside at 203 Eastern Avenue.

15 Oct 1902 - Miss C. Swart of this village and Clark Bishop of St. Johnsville were united in marriage at the M. E. parsonage Sunday evening by Rev. A. P. Palmer. The bride and groom have a large circle of friends who will extend congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop will reside in St. Johnsville.

UNKNOWN - The following is from unknown locations as the locations (column titles) were cut off of the copy which I had to transcribe from. The Webster-Orcutt marriage may have been from Frankfort, judging on other articles in the column.

26 Feb 1902 - Married at Littlefalls, N.Y., Feb 17th, 1902, Rev. G. O. Webster and Miss Winifred Orcutt of this village. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. B. Conrad, pastor of the Baptist church at Littlefalls. They have the best wishes of many friends.

17 Sep 1902 - Miss Inez Trowbridge and George B. Brand, both of this village, were married by Rev. M. Cook at St. Augustine's church Saturday morning. The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends of the contracting parties. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Trowbridge of Armory Hill. She has been a teacher in the public schools of Utica for several years. The groom is a well known young man of this village and is employed in the typewriter works where he has charge of the assembling and adjusting of the German transmitter. After a honeymoon spent in the northern part of the state Mr. and Mrs. Brand will take up their residence in their newly furnished home on Belleview avenue.

new 1/11/06  This Santmire-Steiner nuptials article was contributed by Asst. Coordinator Lisa Slaski!

The Journal and Republican, Lowville, NY
6 Sep 1923

A pretty wedding ceremony took place Saturday evening, August 25th, at 8:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Santmire at Cold Brook, when Miss Clara B. Santmire and Frederick C. Steiner, of Cold Brook, were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Rev. David Santmire, of Herkimer and was conducted with the "Lohengrin" wedding march. The bride was given away by her father. The bride is a graduate of the Excelsior School of Business and has been employed in the Remington Cash Register as stenographer. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Steiner, of Beaver Falls, and was in the military service during the World war, and at present is an employee of the Wahl Adder.

new 1/11/06  This Spraker-Meeker nuptials article was contributed by Asst. Coordinator Lisa Slaski!

From the Herkimer Democrat, 11 Jun 1902:


A correspondent writing from Canajoharie, under the date of June 4th says: -
Delightful indeed was the wedding solemnized this evening at the pleasant home of Mrs. Elizabeth Spraker at Sprakers, when her only daughter, Miss Mabel, was united in holy wedlock to Rev. E. J. Meeker of Mohawk. At eight o'clock the bride and groom presented themselves before Rev. J. A. Thompson and stood beneath a corner decoration of flowers and vines, and amid such beautiful surroundings, were joined together in sacred covenant and pronounced man and wife. The service was a very impressive one, the bride being given away by her only brother, Wallace J. Spraker of Buffalo, while music was furnished by a bridal chorus composed of Miss Ballou of Utica, Miss Monroe of Amsterdam, and Charles Ehle of Canajoharie. The bride was attended by Miss Edith Sawyer of Appleton, N.Y., as maid of honor and Drew Wyckoff Hageman of New York city, who was a classmate of Rev. Mr. Meeker at Rutgers College, was best man. The bride was attired in a gown of white sappho silk. The service was followed by the usual season of congratulations, after which the one hundred or more guests were served with delicious refreshments. The gifts which were costly and numerous, were a handsome collection of cut glass, silverware, etc. The bride is one of the village's foremost and accomplished young society ladies, and is favorably known throughout the Mohawk Valley, where she enjoys a well deserved reputation as a reader. After a short wedding tour to Asbury Park, Rev. Mr. Meeker and wife will reside at Mohawk, where the groom is the popular pastor of the Reformed Church, and will commence their newly wedded life with the sincere good wishes of a host of friends.

This group of miscellaneous Herkimer marriage notices was graciously donated by Petrie researcher Carol Grainger, who received them via a paid search by the Herkimer County Historical Society. Carol has provided some further info about a few of the people. To share information about individuals listed, please contact the contributor, Carol, to see if she's related to them. The site coordinators have no info about individuals or access to the marriage index (at HCHS) and refer all requests for information to the HCHS.

Misc. Herkimer County Marriages.

Herkimer County Marriage Index.

Helmer, Grace. Nov 27, 1912.

Helmer, Herbert. Feb 22, 1908.

Helmer, Mae. May 23, 1913.

Helmer, Hazel M. Aug 21, 1912.

Slocum, Ida married Burton Snyder Oct 23, 1909. Burt had married Ida's sister Mable abt. 1896. Mable died 1908. Ida was the d/o David H. Slocum and his wife Margaret Fannie Kirkwood.

Sterling, Arthur M. Oct 14, 1913.

Sterling, Hazel. May 12, 1909.

Sterling, Henrietta. Aug 6, 1913.

Sterling, Marian M. Jan 25, 1911.

Sterling, Raymond V. Jul 8, 1909.

Quinlavin, Leo W. Aug 1, 1911. Leo was married to Frances E. (1930 Census).

Witherstine, Charles (Jason). Aug 16, 1910. David was the s/o William Witherstine and his wife Mary Helen Western.

Ilion Citizen 10-15-1897.

Among the recent pleasant occasions was the marriage of Mr. Leonard C. Cruikshank of Herkimer, and Miss Gertrude Petrie of Middleville by Rev. W. Haven, Sept. 29, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Petrie. They will spend a few days in Otsego county, after which they wil take up their residence in the vicinity of Herkimer. Their many friends unite in wishing them a long and successful life.

Herkimer Democrat 11-25-1896.


At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Petrie, Middleville, by Rev. Mr. Holloway - Warren Taber and Margaret Petrie.

Note: Margaret, daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Lucy A. (Hilts) Petrie.



Harvard, Illinois paper.

Married at the M.E. Church study, Thursday, June 21, 1906, by Rev. Mr. Hester, Bert F. Petrie and Miss Emma M. Plankey. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Plankey of this city. She has always lived in or near Harvard, and is known as a lady of charming disposition who numbers her friends by the score. Mr. Petrie is the youngest son of Mrs. B.F. Petrie of Herkimer county, N.Y., which was his home until coming to this city five months ago. He is a honest, industrious young man and has made many friends during his residence here. He is employed in the Hunt, Helm, Ferris & Co. factory. Mr. and Mrs. Petrie are boarding here at present, but expect in the near future to make New York their home.

Note: Emma Margaret Plankey, daughter of Michael and Clara Plankey. Bert and Emma were in the 1910 Chemung, Harvard, McHenry County Illinois census, residing in the Michael Plankey household.


Marriage Invitations Out.

Invitations have been issued to the marriage of Miss Laura Belle Eysaman, daughter of Mrs. William J. Eysaman of the town of Little Falls, and Clyde L. Petrie, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Petrie of Shells Bush. The event is to take place at the home of the bride's uncle, John S. Burt, at 2 p.m. Wednesday July 2nd.

Note: William Pertrie was Willis Petrie.

1892 Wedding of John A. MacGregor and Libbie Kennedy Moore contributed by Nancy Robinson.

Nancy Robinson recently updated her research on the family of Amsterdam resident James Van Valkenburgh, but for good measure we're adding his son George's nuptials to our marriage listings.

From: Amsterdam Evening Recorder, Friday, November 28, 1902


Thanksgiving eve, at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth VAN VALKENBURGH, No. 238 East Main Street, took place the marriage of her son, George A. VAN VALKENBURGH and Miss Marie Anna ULMER, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter ULMER*, of Castleton, the Rev. E.T. CARROLL of St. Ann's Church officiating. William TOWNSEND, of this city, was best man and Miss Angie A. VAN VALKENBURGH was bridesmaid. Following the ceremony a wedding supper was partaken of, and at 11:14 Mr. and Mrs. Van Valkenburgh left on a wedding tour, which will include stops at Utica, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Upon their return they will take up their residence at No. 238 East Main Street. Among the guests present from out of town were Mrs. Philip ULMER, mother of the bride, of Castleton; Mrs. George KNAPP, West Albany; Mrs. ANIBAL, Northville, and Mr. D.H. SISSON, of Albany.

new 6/19/05  This group of four Herkimer village marriage notices was graciously donated by Joanne Murray. The particular individuals listed below aren't related to Joanne. For further information about people listed, please don't contact the contributor or site coordinators, who have no info, but contact the HCHS directly for your own family search.

From: The Franklin Gazette (Malone, Franklin Co., NY) Friday, October 28, 1898


In Herkimer, NY, Oct. 12, 1898, Henry W. Nichols, of Malone, and Miss Emma K. Powell, of Herkimer.

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) Wednesday, May 8, 1918


Married at the parochial residence of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, May 2nd, Miss Agnes Smith of Herkimer and John Ward of this city; Rev. Father Lindsman officiating.

They were attended by Helen Ward, sister of the groom and Vincent Martin. They will make their home in this city.

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) Wednesday, November 7, 1928


Announcement was received here by friends of the bride of the marriage of Miss Katherine Theresa Tibbits, formerly superintendent of the Lee Memorial Hospital, and Edward Emerson Hilts of Herkimer. The wedding took place at Herkimer Oct. 27th.

Mrs. Hilts, nee Tibbits, has a host of friends in Fulton, where she resided for some time while engaged in hospital work. After leaving Fulton she went to New York City and held an important position in one of the large hospitals.

From: The Fulton Patriot (Fulton, Oswego Co., NY) October 16, 1930


Married- At Herkimer, Oct. 8th, Miss Viola S. Wilcox, daughter of Mrs. Florence Wilcox of 470 South Sixth Street, and Winfield B. Kranz of Hannibal; Rev. H. D. Holmes officiating. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wilcox of this city.

Following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Kranz left on a wedding trip by auto. They will make their home in Syracuse.

All of these PERRY surname newspaper marital announcements were graciously donated by Carol Grainger, provided to her by the Herkimer County Historical Society through one of their thorough paid family searches. The particular individuals listed below aren't related to Carol, but she thought they might help other researchers. For further information about people listed, please don't contact the contributor, who has no info, but contact the HCHS directly for your own family search. "HD" = Herkimer Democrat. "MC" = Mohawk Courier.

Marriages - Brides.

Perry, Ann E. & Peter Perrigo, both of L. Falls. In L. Falls 1-25-1876 by Rev. J.V. Ferguson. (HD 2-2-1876).

Perry, Wanda & Oliver Mosher at L. Falls 4-22-1874 by Rev. J.V. Ferguson. Both parties from Oppenheim. (HD 5-6-1874).

Perry, Amanda H. - Herkimer & J.L. Hayden - NYC. In Herkimer 1-10-1866 by Rev. Mr. Jomes-Ilion. (HD 1-24-1866).

Perry, Anna E. & Charles E. Tappen - Waterville. In L. Falls 9-25-1882 at M.E. parsonage by Rev. James Coole. (HD 9-27-1882).

Perry, Ann H. - Newport & Wilford Wilson of Cazenovia. In Newport 9-16-1840 by Rev. H.H. Kellogg-Clinton. (MC 10-15-1840).

Perry, Bertha M. dau of Policeman Perry Ernest F. Sitts, member 31st Separate ? At residence of Rev.G.I. Beckwith 5-1-1898. (HD 5-4-1898).

Perry, Clara, dau W. H. Perry - L. Falls & William Roulette - Herkimer. In L. Falls 9-4-1882 by Rev. L.J. Dean. (HD 9-14-1892).

Perry, Cora B. & Crawford A. Stoddard, both of Herkimer. In Jordanville 7-18-1884 by Rev. Dr. Lord. (HD 7-23-1884).

Perry, Emma, formerly of Herkimer & J.H. Burrill - Herkimer. At East Creek 8-29-1849 by Rev. J.E. Downing. (HD 8-29-1849).

Perry, Emma & Christian Shaffer, all of L. Falls. At Emmanuel Rectory - Little Falls by Rev. Dr. Albert Danker. 6-23-1878. (HD 7-24-1878).

Perry, Etta, Ohio & Albert Davis - Cold Brook. At M.E. parsonage, Cold Brook 4-10-1886 by Rev. E.K. Pierce. (HD 4-21-1886).

Perry, Grace H. & George Huffert, all of Herkimer. In Herkimer 9-19-1894 by Rev. W.D. Lukens. (HD 9-26-1894).

Perry, Isabelle - Brockets Bridge & Josiah D. Morris - Camden. In Brockets Bridge 1-25-1881 by Rev. L.B. Gray. (HD 2-2-1881).

Perry, Kitty E. - Rome & John Hughes - Ilion. At residence of officiating clergymanRev. Albert F. Lyle 8-4-1880. (HD 8-11-1880).

Perry, Libbie - Little Falls & George S. Frank - Ilion. At parsonage of M.E. Church-Little Falls 6-4-1871 by Rev. William Jones. (HD 6-28-1871).

Perry, Lillian, dau William - Fonda & William Wolf - Herkimer. At Fonda 9-3-1897 by Rev. J.A. De Baum. (HD 9-29-1897).

Perry, Lillian M. eldest dau William F. - Herkimer & Lewis H. Bruso - Herkimer. 9-7-1892 by Rev. William Davidson. (9-14-1892).

Perry, Lucinda & Horace E. Rasbach, both of Hekimer. At M.E. parsonage - Little Falls 4-22-1879 by Rev. M.R. Webster. (HD 7-9-1879).

Perry, Mary E. & William Kingston, both of Herkimer. In Herkimer 3-23-1867 by Rev. J. Petrie. (3-27-1867).

Perry, Sarah & Dr. B. L. Willoughby, all of Newport 11-17-1833 by Rev. Mr. Bishop. (MC 11-28-1833).

Herkimer County Marriages-Grooms.

Perry, Stuart & Miss Jane A., dau Henry Carter, Esq. At Newport by Rev. J. ?. (?? 10-4-1838).

Perry, Henry & Miss Elizabeth Casler by Robert Casler, Esq. in L. Falls 12-26-1842. (MC 1-6-1843).

Perry, Fred & Miss Cora Harter, both of Herkimer. At M.E. Church - Herk. by Rev. W.C. Davidson 9-23-1893. (HD 9-27-1893).

Perry, Lewis W. - Ilion & Miss Harriet E. Holt - Port ? 9-30-1891. (HC 9-29-1891).

Perry, J.I. & Miss S. A. Martin of LeRay. In LeRay 20th inst 1866 by Rev. S.M. Warn. (HD 11-28-1866).

Perry, William Franklin - Herkimer & Harriet Kirkwood - Utica. In Herkimer 7-26-1861 by Rev. H.B. Gardner (Gardinier). (HD 7-31-1861).

Perry, George Deerfield & Miss Emma Lamphier. In Utica 12-15-1875 by Rev. D.G. Cory. (HD 12-29-1875).

Perry, George C. & Miss Maggie McCarthy, both of L. Falls. In Herkimer 7-12-1886 by Rev. H.M. Danforth. (HD 3-24-1886).

Perry, Stuart Esq. & Miss Jane W. Maxon, all of Newport 5-27-1875 by Rev. George Fisher. (6-2-1875).

Perry, Oliver H. & Miss Nancy J. Moore, all of Herkimer. In L. Falls 6-5-1870 by Rev. William Jones. (HD 6-15-1870).

Perry, Nicholas H. & Miss Lucy Parmelia, only child of Isaac Nellis, all of Herkimer. In Herkimer 12-31-1856 by Rev. W.C. ?, New Year's Eve. (?? 1-8-57).

Perry, Henry T. & Miss Hannah Pratt. At Cedarville 3-8-1879 at residence of bride by John L. Mills, Justice. (HD 4-2-1879).

Perry, John & Carrie Smith, all of Herkimer. In Herkimer 12-21-1881 by Rev. W. Dempster Chase. (HD 12-28-1881).

Perry, William & Miss Libbie S. Stauring, both of Fairfield. At Poland 7-4-1874 by Rev. P. Wright. (HD 7-8-1874).

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