A Family Bible of the Van Deusens, Edicks & Getmans

Families of Mohawk, Columbia, and Dennison Corners

"This Bible is from my great grandmother's - Meda Getman's - aunt. The aunt was 86 years old when she died in 1951, born 1865. The pages are very brittle and the ink has spots in places. The front inside empty page has "C Vandusen Bible" reading written in old handwriting with a fountain pen. The first line entry is "Marriage - Cornelius Van Deusen to Mary Ann Young January 31, 1850 by Rev. M.C. Brown." This family grew up in Mohawk, Columbia, and Dennison Corners area."

Jillean Burrill
"We live as long as we are remembered"

January 31, 1850  By the Rev M.C. Brown
    Cornelius Van Deusen to Mary Ann Young

Clara E. Getman died Sept 17, 1932
Walter Getman died July 1, 1935 - age 94
William F. Edick died Jan 3, 1943 - age 80
Mrs. Wm Edick died Oct 30, 1952

Mary Ann wife of C. Van Deuson died July 5, 1899 aged 70 years & 6 months.
Cornelius Van Deusen died Tuesday, June 27, 1905. Aged 79 years.
Nelson Van Deusen died Monday, March 26, 1906 aged 7? years.
    (there are ink spots and mini holes on the pages)
Lucinda Morgan died Sept. 18, 1923 aged 88 years.

Father died April 8, 1868. Aged 64 years.
Mother died October 6, 1880 aged 72 years.
Sister Lana died July 15, 1873 aged 30 years.
Brother Joseph died March 23, 1850 aged 22 years.
Sister Cemantha died Feb 1, 1847
Maryan, wife of C. Van Deusen died July 5, 1899. Aged 70 years and 6 months.
    (I notice some spelling difference on pages)
Margaret Edick died Aug 26, 1916.
John Edick died Jan. 11, 1918
Estella Edick Van Alstine died April 5, 1928.

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Raymond C. Gleed and Margaret L. Edick were married July 31, 1912.
    (my grandparents)
[daughter still living, name: private] was born April 5, 1917.
Betty Mae Gleed born April 21, 1924.
    (Bette Mae died Aug 1976.)
Raymond C. Gleed died May 2, 1946 age 56 years.
William F. Edick was born the 26th day of December 1862.
Meda E. Getman was born the 26th day of August 1866.
Mae Edick was born the 14th day of February 1888.
Margaret L. Edick was born the 20th day of April 1890.
Lana C. Edick was born the 22th day of November 1892.

William F. Edick and Nuda E. Getman was married 8th day of October 1885.

Cornelius Van Deusen was born the 5th day of January 1826.
Mary Ann wife of C. Van Deusen was born January 22, 1829.
Joseph Van Deusen was born October 17, 1828.
Nelson Van Deusen was born March 3, 1833.
Lucinda Van Deusen was born Dec. 14th 1834.
Samantha Van Deusen was born Feb. 15th 1839.
Lana Van Duesen was born Aug 12th 1843.

John C. Edick was born Oct 6, 1836
Margaret Heavener was born June 1, 1840
Estella Edick was born March 16, 1858
Jessie (or Jeuicie) Edick was born May 18, 1865
Wiltha Edick was born Sept 12, 1869
Lithe Edick was born May 3, 1871
William Edick was born Dec 26, 1862
Olive Edick was born April 25, 1875
Della Edick was born Oct 8, 1877
Maude Edick was born Nov 4, 1884
Lana Van Deusen was born Aug 12th 1843
Walter Getman was born Nov 3, 1840
Nellie L. Getman April 6, 1870
Nela C. Getman April 18, 1873

Newspaper Article Clippings

Mrs. Nellie Brown Dies at Denison Corners    (dated June 21, 1945 in pen)
Mohawk - Mrs. Nellie Lucinda Brown, 76, widow of Charles Brown, Denison Corners, died yesterday at her home following several months' illness.
She was born in the town of Columbia, daughter of Walter and Lana Van Dusen Getman, and was married in 1886 to Mr. Brown, who died April 15, 1940. Since her marriage she had lived on the Homestead Dairy Farm, owned by the Brown family for several generations.
Mrs. Brown was a member of the Baptist church and of Harmony Grange.
Surviving are a son, William, at home; a daughter, Mrs. David Robinson, Columbia; a sister, Mrs. William Edick, Mohawk; a brother, Neal V. Getman, Mohawk; two half-brothers, Irving Getman, New Jersey, and William Getman, Middleburg, Pa.; a half-sister, Mrs. Frank Cotton, Columbia.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the home, with the Rev. Earl D. Ridgeway, Elizabethtown, officiating, and burial in Denison Corners cemetery.

EDICK-Meda, widow of William F. Edick, on Oct 30, 1952 in her home, 9 Orchard St., Mohawk. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 1, at 2 p.m. from the late home, Rev. William A. Wilbur officiating. Interment in Mohawk Cemetery. Friends may call at the home at their convenience.
Arrangements in charge of Graves Funeral Service.
(I remember Rev. Wilbur from the Mohawk Methodist Church)

William F. Edick Dies,
Former Columbia Farmer    (spelling as in article)

Mohawk - Funeral services for William F. Edick, 80, of 9 Orchard St., who died yesterday (Jan 3, 1943) following a long illness will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow from his home, with the Rev, E. Starks Beebe, Methodist  minister, officiating.
Mr. Edick was born in Columbia. Dec 26, 1862 son of John and Margaret Haevener Edick. His education was received in schools of that area.  Until about 30 years ago, he followed the occupation of farming, then moved here but continued to plant a large garden each year.
He attended the Methodist Church. On Oct 8, 1884, he married Meda Getman who survives with these three daughters:
Mrs. Raymond C. Gleed, Mrs. Charles Merithew and Mrs. George Walrad, a brother, Oliver Edick, Mount Rose; four sisters, Mrs. Raymond Waterbury, Mrs. Nela Getman, Miss Wealtha Edick, Mohawk and Mrs. Charles Myer, Ilion.

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