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6051 WAYLAND - Paul C. Bidlack, 71, of Wayland N.Y. passed away Monday, March 1, 1999 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.
Paul was born April 2, 1927 in Springwater, the son of Clyde and Bertha (Mitchell) Bidlack. He married Mary L. Bidlack (Hillam), on Feb. 16, 1957 in Wayland. She predeceased him on Sept. 17, 1997. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Joanne Emily Bidlack in 1958; a sister, Dorothy Kramer; and a brother, Manley (Pat) Bidlack.

Paul was a gain bender at Foster Wheeler Corp., Dansville, N.Y. He retired in 1989. Paul was a life member of the Wayland Fire Dept. and the Wayland United Methodist Church. He was a member in the United Methodist Men's Group and a past trustee of the church. Paul enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, but most of all he enjoyed camping with his family and friends at the Tamarack Campground in Springwater for many years.

He is survived by his daughter, Paula Bidlack of Wayland; one brother, Rodney (June) Bidlack of Ariz.; one sister-in-law, Edna Bidlack of Ariz.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends called Tuesday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home Inc., 100 East Naples St., Wayland, where a fireman's service was held at 6:45 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Osceola W. Wharton officiating. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, Wayland.

Contributions may be made to the Wayland United Methodist Church, Corner of Lackawanna and East Ave., or the Wayland Fire Dept. Ambulance, 14-18 East Naples St., both of Wayland, NY 14572 or the Springwater Ambulance, State Route 15, Springwater, NY 14560 in memory of Paul C. Bidlack. (GRC, March 4, 1999, p4)

Biblack, Paul C. (I33258)
6052 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I26715)
6053 WAYLAND - Sharon L. (Holbrook) Sick, 67, passed away peacefully
Wednesday (July 26, 2006) at her home, surrounded by her loving
Sharon was born Dec. 17, 1938, in Wayland, a daughter of Pearl and
Myrtle Richards Holbrook. She was a graduate of Wayland Central
School. She married Roger Sick June 20, 1965, who survives. In
addition to her parents, she also was predeceased by a brother,
Richard Holbrook, who died in World War II and her sisters, Flora
Chase and Kathryn Bartle.
Sharon was a very active member of the United Methodist Church in
Wayland and the Wayland American Legion Auxillary. She enjoyed
crossword puzzles and camping, but most of all she loved spending time
with her grandchildren and all their sporting events.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Roger Sick; her two
children, Laurie Lang of Waterford, Wisconsin, and William (Michele)
Sick, of Wayland; four grandchildren, Andrew, Jacob, Cassandra and
Caleb Sick, all of Wayland; her brother, William (Maggie) Holbrook, of
Missouri; several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Walter E. Baird &
Sons Funeral Home, 100 E. Naples St., Wayland. Funeral services will
take place at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church of Wayland.
Burial will take place in the Village Cemetery in Wayland.
Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, N.
Lackawanna St., or to the Vincent House, P.O. Box 566, Wayland, NY
14572 in memory of Sharon L. Sick. 
Holbrook, Sharon L. (I29228)
6054 Wayland Register - August 1, 1918
Mark Walker, a well known resident of Springwater for many years, died Monday morning after a period of ill health of some years duration, at the age of 58 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters – Lewis Walker, Mrs. Burton Stuart and Mrs. Perry Hults of Springwater, and John Walker of Rochester; one granddaughter, also two brothers, Frank and Judson Walker, and one sister, Mrs. O.P. Rogers. 
Walker, Mark G. (I19780)
6055 Wayland Register Nov 20, 1930
“Mrs. Ella J. Jacobs, 66 years old, wife of Edward Jacobs of this village, died Sunday in a Rochester hospital. She had been in poor health for several years. Mrs. Jacobs was the daughter of the late Erhart and Mary Hartz Hamsher and was born in Sparta July 12, 1864. She ws married May 12, 1886, at Springwater, to Edward Jacobs. For several years they lived in Livonia but had resided in Wayland for about thirty years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one brother, Frank Hamsher; a niece, Mrs. Lee Van Houter; and two uncles, Charles and Frank Hartz, and several cousins. She was a member of the First Evangelical church and active in its affiliated societies.” 
Hamsher, Ella (I7891)
6056 Wayland, N.Y. Clara L. Shaver, 96, went to be with her heavenly father, Saturday (Sept. 18, 2010).
Clara was born June 8, 1914 in Springwater, a daughter of Austin and Edna (Miller) Kimbel. Clara married Aubrey D. Shaver on Sept. 23, 1936; they were married for 65 years prior to Aubrey's death on Jan. 17, 2002. During their marriage Clara helped Aubrey run the Aubrey Shaver Trucking business for 37 years.
Clara was a member of the Wayland United Methodist Church and active in many of the churches activities. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting and many craft projects, as well as oil painting and participating in the Splashmasters Club. Clara also volunteered with the Steuben County Volunteer program.
Clara is survived by a son, Dennis (Gayle) Shaver of Wayland; a daughter, Elaine (Shaver) Dianetti of Las Vegas; several nieces, nephews, dear friends and neighbors.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Wayland United Methodist Church, Lackawanna Street, Wayland.
Memorial donations may be made to the Vincent House, P.O. Box 566 or the Wayland United Methodist Church, Lackawanna Street, both Wayland, N.Y. 14572
Kimbel, Clara L. (I38545)
6057 WAYLAND/MARCO ISLAND Fla. - Judie Mae Lander-Stamper, 68, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Avow Hospice Community after a courageous battle with cancer.

Judie was born April 9, 1949, the daughter of Elmer and Ila Mae (Buckley) Lander. She grew up in Wayland and has also resided in Gainesville, Fla. and most recently Marco Island, Fla. Judie was a Healthcare Administrative Specialist traveling throughout the United States performing this job. Most recently she was employed with Superior Consulting based in Detroit, Mich. Judie was an avid gardener; master female angler; world traveler; life member of the NRA; expert marksman; and an honorary US Army Ranger. However, most important, Judie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother that will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

Judie was pre-deceased by her parents; her brother in-law, Scott Young.

She is survived by her husband, Lt. Col. James Stamper of Marco Island, Fla.; her children, Michael (Darla) Gross of West Palm Beach, Fla., Richard (Susie) Gross of Lantana, Texas, Deanna Gross of Bainbridge, Ga., and Christa Gross of Gainesville, Fla.; her grandchildren, Austin, Evan, Michael, Cody, and Eniah; her siblings, Charles (Ann) Lander of Wayland, Jerry (Debbie) Lander of Wayland, Jane Young of Davenport, Fla. and Diane (Jim) Day of Dansville; along with several nieces and nephews.

Judie's family and friends are invited to attend her graveside funeral service on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3 p.m., at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Wayland. For on-line condolences please visit  
Lander, Judie Mae (I5434)
6058 WAYLAND/SPRINGWATER - Jack D. Ladd, 60, passed away unexpectedly Friday (Jan. 25, 2008) at his home.

Jack was born Nov. 11, 1947, in Dansville, a son of Oliver and Marcia (Coburn) Ladd. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1964-1968. He married Marjorie Sylvester Jan. 13, 1968; she survives.

In addition to his parents, Jack also was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters, Faith Ladd, Patricia Ladd, John Ladd, Robert Ladd, Frances Kuhn and Thomas Kenefick.

Jack was a member of the Dansville VFW Post No. 6780. Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing and tinkering on motors, but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Jack is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marjorie; three sons and a daughter, Brian Ladd of Dansville, Shaun (Jennifer) Ladd of Perry, Jackie (Tim) Mann of Cohocton and Brett (Karen) Ladd of Atlanta; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Myron  
Ladd, Jack D. (I10057)
6059 WAYLAND_- Mary Jean (Mitchell) Kimbel, 91, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at the Livingston Co. Health Center in Mt. Morris.

Mary was born Sept. 6, 1918, in Springwater, a daughter of Delbert and Dora (Richards) Mitchell. She married Millerd Kimbel on March 31, 1934, in Springwater, he predeceased her in 1984.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was also predeceased by her brothers, Alfred, Lester and Fred Mitchell.

Mary was a very active homemaker as well as a farmer?s wife on the farm, and for other farmers in the area. Mary also enjoyed hanging wall paper for many area friends.

Mary is survived by her five children, Joyce (Don) Wilson of Wayland, Marjorie (Scott) Goodwin of Dansville, Gerald (Norma Jean) Kimbel of Shortsville, Burton Kimbel of Wayland, and Norbert (Marilyn) Kimbel of Wayland; stepchildren, Victor (Dolly) Kimbel of Woodbury, Tenn. and Glenn Johnson of Dansville; six grand-children; eight great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul Mitchell of Lisbon, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside memorial service was held Oct. 24 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Moose Road, Springwater.

Those who would like to light a memory candle for Mary may do so by going to (GCE, October 29, 2009, p4)
Mitchell, Mary Jean (I27662)
6060 Wayne Rank Jr. three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Norma Pike) Rank Sr. of Victor, died unexpectedly in Genesee Hospital, Rochester Saturday (Sept. 26, 1964).

Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister Noreen, at home; his maternal grandfather, Oscar Pike of Avon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins in the Dansville area.

A funeral service will be conducted in the Cotton Funeral Home, Victor, at 2 p.m. today. Burial will be in Boulton Hill Cemetery, Victor. (DB, September 29, 1964, p6)

Rank, Wayne Jr. (I38738)
6061 WE have no record of the time when Thomas Wilder first settled in
Charlestown, or of his business relations. He was there, a citizen in
1640, and remained until 1659. We do not know that he held any public
office. That he was a substantial, capable man, respected in the
community, an active member of the church, a thorough Puritan, jealous
of the rights of the brotherhood, and willing to resist the
encroachments of the ministry, as he estimated them, there are
indications in the old records.
In 1652 a settlement was made on the Nashawena River, about forty
miles westerly from Charlestown, by purchasing from the Indians a
tract of land, eight miles by ten, which in 1653 was confirmed by the
General Court, which the legislative power of the colony was then
called. After sending a committee to inquire respecting the character
of the settlers and the suitableness of the land for a settlement, and
receiving a favorable report, the purchase was confirmed and they were
incorporated as a town. There were then but nine families, but they
were soon increased to thirty. A church was gathered and a minister
It was on the first day of July, 1654, that Thomas Wilder arrived with
his family, and took up his abode with them. His farm, of five hundred
acres, was situated near to, and easterly from the center of the
present town of Lancaster, as indicated by the "Burial Ground" given
to the town by his son Thomas, and in which the father's remains were
the first deposited.
In 1660, Thomas Wilder was elected one of the selectmen, an office
which, it is said, he held until his death, in 1667. 
Wilder, Thomas (I15694)
6062 We have seen the bill sent to him including ten hogsheads of rum, etc. His father's will left him lands in Whately, settled first on the plain north of Bartlett's corner, sold that and built in the orchard west of the Randall Graves place, where Chestnut Plain road then run. Bardwell, Lieutenant Ebenezer (I402)
6063 Weidner, Pauline L. STEVENS POINT -
Pauline L. Weidner (nee Burdett), age 82, passed away on Sunday, July
11, 2004. She was born on Dec. 30, 1921, in Ladysmith, Wis., to Sidney
and Sofia Burditt. Pauline was a retired employee of the U.S. Postal
Service (downtown Milwaukee office). In later years, she was afflicted
with multiple sclerosis and resided in Wild Rose. She was the beloved
wife of the late Frederick "Fritz;" loving mother of John "Jack"
(Christine), Diane (Terry) Bowen, Philip (Carol) and Mary (Bert)
Ruediger; dearest sister of Bernadette M. Sherwin; and is fuurther
survived by 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Saturday, July
17, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. from Max A. Sass & Sons Greenridge Chapel to OUR
LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH, S. 58th St. and West Forest Home Avenue,
Milwaukee, for the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Her nephew,
Father Peter Etzel, S.J., will officiate. Interment will be in Good
Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, July 16, 2004, from 4 p.m.
to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Memorials may be made to the
Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Diabetes Association. Max
A. Sass & Sons Greenridge Chapel 4747 S. 60th St., Greenfield (414)
282-4050 online guestbook: 
Burditt, Pauline L. (I22522)
6064 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1402)
6065 Went to Beaver Dams Wisconsin.
1850 Farmer in Trenton, Wisconsin 
Nicholson, Henry (I1747)
6066 Went to Indianna. Nicholson, Zenas (I1748)
6067 Went to Michigan. Hamsher, Catherine (I13270)
6068 Went west to Minnesota about 1869 or 1870.  Ferrin, Francis (I7603)
6069 Wesley also had an "unnamed" grandson, b.Oct1879, living with him, his
wife and daughter, Frances.(The grandson may have been a son of
Nicholson, Wesley (I1743)
6070 Wesson Allen, of Hornell and Miss Sarah Hartman, of Dansville,NY.
29Oct 1882, by H.F.Howard 
Family F1523
6071 WEST ALMOND - Chester A. Gosper, 76, of 2457 Turnpike Road, passed
away peacefully Monday (Dec. 13, 2004) at home.
Born in West Almond, Jan. 24, 1928, the son of Chester and Reva
Stewart Gosper, he had resided in West Almond all his life. Chet had
been in the U.S. Army during World War II, briefly worked for the Erie
Railroad, and had been a dairy farmer from 1949-58, Chet had retired
from the Town of West Almond as Highway Superintendent after serving
from 1958-1990.
On Feb. 10, 1948, he married the love of his life, Eleanor Davison,
who survives. Chet was a warm, caring, full of life, humorous and
honest man, whom many admired and looked up to.
He was predeceased by his parents, and his sister, Mary Oberg, in
He is survived by his wife of nearly 57 years, Eleanor Gosper; three
daughters, Cheryl (Alf) Allen of Angelica, Janet Gordon of Angelica,
Reva Lentola of West Almond; one son, Chester (Wanda) Gosper III of
Almond; one sister, Roberta (Warren) Pomeroy of Rushford; one
stepbrother, Don (Shirley) Coombes of Almond; nine grandchildren,
Chester, Chetreva, Crystal, Casey, Buddy, Darin, Harley, Josie,
Myriah; six great-grandchildren, Devin, Zach, Christy Rae, Hannah,
Haylea, Riley; many special nieces and nephews, sisters and
brothers-in-law and many close friends.
To send a remembrance, please visit
The family will be present 7-9 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 16) and Friday
(Dec. 17) 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 101
West Ave., Angelica, where funeral services will be held Saturday
(Dec. 18) at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Alfred Rural Cemetery.
Friends may make memorial contributions to: Angelica Rescue Squad,
P.O. Box 154, Angelica, NY 14709, or the West Almond Community
Building, c/o Leonard Watson, RD 1 Baker Valley Road, Belmont, NY
'Mr. West Almond' remembered - Chester Gosper left a legacy of
WEST ALMOND - Former town highway supervisor Leonard Watson said there
was one way to describe Chester "Chet" Gosper, the recently-deceased
former highway superintendent - Mr. West Almond.
That distinction was one of many glowing ways West Almond residents
described Gosper, who served as highway superintendent from 1958-90.
Gosper, who was born on Tuttle Road Jan. 24, 1928, died Monday at his
Turnpike Road home, leaving behind many accomplishments. He served in
the U.S. Army during World War II and worked at the Erie Railroad and
a dairy farm from 1949-58, before beginning a long career as town
highway superintendent.
Those who knew him say honesty and humor were his greatest traits.
Gosper's wife of nearly 57 years, Eleanor Gosper, said West Almond was
"Chet's town."
"He was the most honest, truthful person in town," Gosper said
Wednesday. "He was just a remarkable person. He never wanted to rile
people up. Just simply a great husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather. He was very loving of everyone."
The Gospers were married Feb. 10, 1948 in town hall and would go on to
have four children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Leonard Watson, a former town board member, began a renovation project
this summer in Gosper's name on the 151-year-old former Methodist
Church and grange on County Route 2 with the help of a large donation
by resident Bruce Hitchcock. His decision came after Gosper had been
diagnosed with diabetes and had both of his legs amputated. Watson
said working with Gosper in the past had been a pleasure.
"Chet would spend many hours sitting in on town board meetings,"
Watson said. "He was so nervous about how people felt and thinking of
ways he could better help the residents. He knew what everyone was
thinking, and was so concerned about the taxpayers. Also, he never
bought or did anything without the board's approval. He was
conservative in his proposals and didn't waste anything ... He was Mr.
West Almond."
Eleanor Gosper said her husband always asked to be taken on his
wheelchair to see the community center with his name on it, and said
he was thrilled with Watson's idea to go through with the renovation
in his honor. She said her late husband took the town highway
superintendent job in 1958 when the old superintendent became ill.
"He wanted to take the challenge," Gosper said. "At the time, the town
wasn't in that great of shape but he helped change it around. He
really enjoyed his work. Years ago, during a large blizzard, he helped
open a road to Angelica, which he was very proud of. He enjoyed
plowing snow and other duties of his job. He took the current highway
superintendent (Mike Sherman) under his wing when he worked there and
helped him."
Gosper's grandson, Chester Gosper IV, said his memories of his
grandfather were and always will be warm and caring.
"He was so honest and humorous," said Gosper, a director at Brown &
Powers Funeral Home in Hornell, Canisteo and Angelica. "Everyone just
loved him. He always had a lot to tell me in his later years and I
liked to listen. Even when he lost his legs, he never blamed it on
anyone, which is amazing because he was always a person who did
everything for other people. He never once lost his sense of humor or
Don Hoffman, the town supervisor, said Gosper suggested he get
involved with the town board back in 1985, before becoming supervisor
in 1989.
"He'd been a fixture in West Almond," Hoffman said. "He was a great
guy and was here as long as I can remember. He was well-liked and
respected by many people."
In addition to being town highway superintendent, Gosper's wife said
he was an active member of the Allegany Highway Superintendents
Association and lifelong member of the Almond Rod and Gun Club. He was
also an avid hunter and enjoyed barbecues and holidays, especially
Christmas, said Eleanor Gosper. She said Gosper had attended
Alfred-Almond School until he reached the ninth grade, and said the
two had met when she grew up on nearby Jersey Hill Road and they would
go sliding down snow hills on sleds as teenagers. 
Gosper, Chester A. Jr. (I25887)
6072 West Palm Beach, Fla. -
Our devoted, loving mother went peacefully to the Lord Thursday (May 21, 2009). She was born Oct. 20, 1926, to George and Agnes Willey. She graduated from Arkport High School and attended Alfred University. She became the first telephone operator in Hornell.
She married Joseph Rohan (deceased) May 31, 1947. They have 12 living children, Mary Kathleen Easton Rohan of Penn Yan, Lizabeth Ponce of Lake Worth, Fla., John (Mary) Rohan of Montz, La., Mary (Joseph) Lindstrom of West Palm Beach, Fla., Theresa (Joseph) Szymkiewicz of West Palm Beach, Fla., William (Myrna) Rohan of Barrow, Alaska, Jeanne (Eric) Wasser of Lake Worth, Fla., Patricia (Richard) Rockwell of Blossvale, Robert Rohan of Mount Morris, Barbara (Christopher) Williams of Apex, N.C., Susan Schwab of Hollywood, Fla. and Michael (Cynthia) Rohan of Big Flats. Also surviving are three siblings, George Willey of Wayland, William (Diane) Willey of Cohocton and Claire Mae Parnell of Rochester; 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by a son, Robert William.
She owned and operated Rohan's Delicatessen in Horseheads. She later retired and moved to West Palm Beach where she enjoyed ballroom dancing, bowling, fishing and golf.
A private family service will take place Sunday on the Esperenza Rose on Keuka Lake. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County.

Willey, Jean Elizabeth (I25806)
6073 WEST SENECA - Lois J. (Burdett) Giglio of West Seneca died Monday (Oct. 28, 2013). She was the beloved wife of John A. Jr.; mother of Linda (Kenneth) Borschel, Ronald, Marcia (Raul) Martinez, Gary (Eileen), Kevin (Cheryl), Cynthia (Richard) Godus and Rhonda Berry. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and 23-great-grandchildren. The family will be present from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Hoy Funeral Home Inc., 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at St. John's Lutheran Church, Union Road, and Clinton Street, West Seneca Saturday at 11 a.m. Lois was a member of the St. John's Church Choir. Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on Oct. 30, 2013
Burdett, Lois Jean (I4541)
6074 WEST SPARTA - Cordelia E.  Kysor, Cordelia (I8652)
6075 WEST SPARTA - Edwin D. Shaver, 81, of Kysorville-Byersville Road in West Sparta died Friday, Aug. 4, 2000 at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville where he had been taken after being stricken at home.
He was born May 6, 1919 in Wayland, N.Y., the son of the late Martin and Ruth (Jacobs) Shaver. He was married Sept. 16, 1944 in Genesee, Pa. to Miriam 'Betty' Shaver who he had been married to for 55 years.

Edwin had been employed as a heavy equipment operator and instructor for the NYS DOT in Geneseo for 18 years, retiring in 1979. He continued working under the Green Thumb Program doing maintenance work at the rest areas on Interstate 390. He owned and operated his own farm in W. Sparta for many years, along with working as a truck driver and school bus driver for Dansville Central School several years ago.

Besides his wife Betty, he is survived by a daughter, Sue (Gilbert) Link of W. Sparta; two granddaughters, Robin and Holly Link of W. Sparta; two brothers, Albert (Bernie) Shaver of Fillmore and Donald (Rita) Shaver of Birdsall; four sisters, June Dorr and Onalee Henchen, both of Dansville, Renee (Wilfred) Trewer of Avon and Ruth (Gerald) Stone of Honeoye; two aunts, Dorena Schubmehl of Wayland, Rita and Lillian Wallace, both of Virginia; 31 foster children; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends called Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Chamberlin Funeral Home, Inc., 73 Main Street in Dansville where funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Jamie Stevens officiating. Burial was be in Oaklawn Cemetery, W. Sparta.

Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Dansville Ambulance Corp. or the West Sparta Fire Dept. (GCE, August 10, 2000, p4)

Shaver, Edwin D. (I38740)
6076 WEST SPARTA - Mildred H. Pike, 86, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (Dec. 19, 2006) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

Millie was born Dec. 7, 1920 in West Sparta to Elmer and Mabel (Frost) Hartman. She lived on the Hartman family farm until she married Louis Pike. When Millie was a child in 4-H she showed cattle at the fair. In her teens, she worked at Grants Store and also at the hospital in the laundry. After marrying her husband Louis, they continued to live in West Sparta raising their family. Millie and Louis helped to raise foster children for 25 years, some of whom lived 17 years with their family. In 1983, she was predeceased by her husband, Louis Pike. Millie was also a writer for the Genesee Country Express newspaper for over 30 years where she enjoyed covering all the local happenings in West Sparta. She was also predeceased by a brother, Howard Hartman, and a grandson, Sean Cristo.

Millie was a very active member of the West Sparta Methodist Church and at one time she was president of 10 committees. She was also a member of the Eastern Star for over 30 years and had been a member of the Pomona Grange her whole life. Millie enjoyed helping friends and relatives by taking them to doctor's appointments and grocery shopping. She checked on  
Hartman, Mildred (I2936)
6077 WEST SPARTA — Miriam “Betty” Shaver, 91, passed away peacefully at home early Saturday morning, Oct. 29, 2011, after a short illness.

She was born in Nunda on Oct. 4, 1920, a daughter of the late Oscar and Florine (Hahn) Pike. On Sept. 16, 1944, she was married to Edwin Shaver, who predeceased her on Aug. 4, 2000. She was also predeceased by a son-in-law, Gil Link, and siblings Norma Rank, Nelson, Louis and Robert Pike.

Betty was a former member of the Stony Brook Rebecca’s and the West Sparta Grange. Betty and Edwin raised many foster children in their home for many years. She was an employee of Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, a hairdresser and house cleaner for friends and neighbors in the West Sparta community. She attended the West Sparta United Methodist Church in earlier years.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue Link of West Sparta; granddaughters, Holly and Robin Link; a great-grandson Ryan Edward Gilbert Link; a foster son, William (Barb) Babcock of West Sparta; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the West Sparta United Methodist Church with the Pastor Beth Malone officiating. Interment will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Sparta. Arrangements are by the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at At Betty’s request there will be no calling hours.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the West Sparta United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 671, Dansville, NY 14437.

Pike, Miriam (I38732)
6078 WEST SPARTA, N.Y. — Ora Mae Pike, 85, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 1, 2011) at Highland Hospital in Rochester.
She was born in Dansville on June 8, 1926, a daughter of the late Ora Roberta and Mae (Powell) Chasey. On Dec. 20, 1942, she was married to Nelson O. Pike who predeceased her on Aug. 29, 1999. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Margaret Parker, Harriett Murphy and Anita Gormel; and daughters-in-law, Judy, Marilyn and Gail Pike; and her dear friend and sister-in-law, Mildred Hartman Pike.
Ora Mae was a member of the West Sparta United Methodist Church and a former member of the Deborah Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star. She was formerly employed at Dansville Memorial Hospital, Kelly Brothers Nursery, Star Market and as an Avon Sales Representative. She was well known in the West Sparta area for her butter deliveries, cole slaw, scalloped potatoes and baked beans. Her greatest skill was her “green thumb.” She owned and operated Pike’s Greenhouse in West Sparta for over 30 years and was a floral designer for the former Park Avenue Florist and Nancy Pappas Florist. Ora Mae and Nelson with their families summer vacationed at Black Lake together for nearly 50 years.
She is survived by her sons, David (Ruth Ann) Pike and Randy (Gloria) Pike, both of West Sparta, Gary Pike of Georgia, and Lynn (Jacquelyn) Pike of Henrietta; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville. A funeral service will be held at the West Sparta United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Interment will be on Oak Lawn Cemetery, West Sparta. Online remembrances may be left at
Contributions may be made to the West Sparta United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 671, Dansville, N.Y. 14437.

Chasey, Ora Mae (I38712)
6079 West Sparta- Austin E. "Mush" Hartmann passed away unexpectedly in his life-long West Sparta home on October 13, 2011, at age 89.

He was born in West Sparta on January 30, 1922, a son of the late Floyd and Gladys (Martin) Hartman. He was also predeceased by his brothers Leon and Edwin.

Mush graduated from Dansville High School in 1939 where he was Senior Class President. He was a contractor with Soil Conservation for 44 years, retiring at age 72. Mush was a long-time member of the Dansville Presbyterian Church, serving as Elder, Trustee & Choir member. He spent many years in scouting as Scout Master & Cub Master of Troop 40. He was a 21 year member of the West Sparta Town Board and was active on the Dansville hospital and school boards. He belonged to the Phoenix Lodge # 115 of the F&AM, and served in the National Guard and recently received membership to the Sons of the American Revolution. Mush's interests included family, music, hunting and history, specifically the Civil War.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Elsie, children Peter (Alice) Hartmann (Ohio), Wendy (Eric) Melenbacker (Fairport), Roxanne (David) Matthews (Vermont), Marsha (Edward) Freeman (Penfield), Laurie (Timothy) Perry (Dansville), Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Witherell (Tennessee), 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Friends may call Monday from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Dansville Presbyterian Church where services will follow at 3:00pm. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at Ref. Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Dansville Presbyterian Church, 3 School St., Dansville, NY 14437.  
Hartmann, Austin Erwin (I8640)
6080 West was a farmer for many years at Manhattan,Kansas and may have died there. He has a grandson, Fred Fogelsong living at Lead South Dakota and a granddaughter, Margaret Cardinal living in Billings,Montana and a grandon, George Fogelsong, living in Pomona,California. Sanford, West (I38426)
6081 Western Christian Journal
Friday, Nov. 2, 1849. Columbus, Ohio, Page 3
Died, in Fredericktown, Knox County, Ohio, Oct, 7th, 1849, David M. Amadon, in the 30th year of his age. He was a subject of divine grace six years ago, and exemplified his interest in the Savior by a godly life. He was a worthy member of the Methodist Episcopal Church until his death, which was peaceful and happy.

U.S. Census (Mortality Schedule) 1850
D.M. Amaden, Male, 29 years, Married, Born: 1821 Vermont, Died: Oct. 1849, Occupation: Clerk, Cause of death: Consumption, 2 years. 
Amadon, David M. (I42904)
6082 WESTPORT -- Dorothy E. (Besse) Kuliga Zawalski, 77, of Westport, died
Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, at Sippican Healthcare Center after a long
She was the wife of the late Mitchell Kuliga and the late Ignace
"Iggy" Zawalski, and the daughter of the late Benjamin H. Besse and
Mary E. (McCormick) Besse.
Mrs. Zawalski was born in New Bedford and lived there for most of her
life before moving to Westport in 1992.
She was a communicant of Holy Name Church.
Mrs. Zawalski was formerly employed as a cloth inspector at
Berkshire-Hathaway and by Arlan's Department Store in New Bedford as a
sales clerk for many years.
She worked as a teacher aide at the Clark Street School for many
years until her retirement, and then was employed at Wonder Bowl.
Survivors include three sons, Mitchell J. Kuliga of Assonet, Robert
H. Kuliga of New Bedford and Paul F. Kuliga of Gorham, N.H.; a
daughter, Dorothy M. Baptista of Westport; a sister, Irene Normandin
of Kinston, N.C.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Louise Ann Southerland-Dupuis and
grandmother of the late Daniel and Susan Kuliga.
Her funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name Church.
Arrangements are by Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St.,
New Bedford.
KULIGA-ZAWALSKI -- of Westport, Dec. 27, 1998, Dorothy E. (Besse)
Kuliga Zawalski, 77, wife of the late Mitchell Kuliga and the late
Ignace "Iggy" Zawalski, mother of Mitchell J. Kuliga, Robert H.
Kuliga, Paul F. Kuliga and Dorothy M. Baptista, sister of Irene
Normandin. Funeral from the SAUNDERS-DWYER HOME FOR FUNERALS, 495 Park
St., New Bedford. Wednesday at 9. Funeral Mass at Holy Name Church at
10. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours,
Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery. 
Besse, Dorothy E. (I13785)
6083 WETMORE, Elam B. - Private, Co. K & B, 85th NY Infantry. Son of Dix Wetmore, 107th NY. He was 19 when he enlisted 26 Aug `61. He enlisted in Co K but soon transferred to Co B. He was captured at Fair Oaks, VA and was paroled after 100 days. Captured again 20 April `64 at Plymouth, NC. He was shot on Oct 6, 1864, near Florence while trying to escape from the train transporting them to Florence. He and Private Ira Deyo, also of the 85th NY had vowed to escape together. Deyo made it away, but Wetmore was spotted and shot. Later, Deyo was recaptured. Eleven years later, Deyo returned to Florence to attempt to find his friend's body. He located a black woman who surprisingly remembered exactly where the body had been buried in an unmarked grave next to the railroad. Deyo had him reinterred in the National Cemetery on 12 March 1875. Grave # 2965. Deyo, Corporal Ira Nelson (I19869)
6084 Whaling Captain’s House
On the left at the corner of Budd Avenue and Cherry Street is a circa 1780 house. Over the years many additions have been made to what was once a 2 room house with an attic. During recent(2012) alterations a sea captain’s diary was found which describes his Arctic whaling operations in 1845. Captain Samuel C. Leek was master of the whaling vessel “Tuscarora” and is buried in Chester Cemetery. 
Leek, Captain Samuel C. (I40557)
6085 WHEELER, Seth of Dryden (lot 80 in Semponius, Cayuga Co.) dated: 15 September 1828 - proved:18 October 1828
wife: Tabitha
sons: Seth, Jr., Enos and John (to get the bible)
daus: Polly, Anne, Rebecca, Susannah, Malinda and Betsey
Mentions: Joel and wife Lydia MUNRO, Dwight KELLOGG wit: Pauley WHITMORE, Betsey WEBB and Mary M. DAVIS ex: sons Enos and Seth WHEELER Jr. 
Wheeler, Corporal Seth (I442)
6086 WHEELER-SIMMONS. On 10 Oct 1877 at the home of the bride's son Byron
Simmons by Rev. John F. Gates, Calvin Wheeler of Salem, Washtenow Co.,
Michigan and Mrs. Hannah Reed Simmons of East 
Family F1719
6087 When a young man John came to America crossing the ocean in several weeks. Records first find John Ewart in the American Revolution as a Second Lieutenant in the Company(Seventh) commanded by Capt John Simpson, as part of the 1st Battalion commanded by Col. Hunter of the Northumberland County Militia. This Company was organized 25Mar1776. He is also listed as a ranger in the Northumberland County Militia during the American Revolution in 1778 and after.

Other Records include:

1778-80 John Ewart, Mahoning Twp, Northumberland Co.,PA - State Tax, 337.0.0.

19Apr1780, John Ewart granted Letters on Estate of Daniel Dasson in Northumberland Co.,PA, witnessed by Arthur Clark and George Caldwell.

20Nov1781, John Ewart is a witness to the Administration on the Estate of William Dougan granted by John Clark and also witnessed by David Mead.

09Sep1782 John Ewart of Northumberland Co.,PA is a witness to the Administration on the Estate of Stopel Furrow grated to Michael Rope, also witnessed by Benjamin Allison.

01Jul1784 John Ewart of Northumberland Co.PA - Warrentees of Deeds, 400acres

20Oct1786, John Ewart of Northumberland County,Pa is granted Letters of Administration on the estate of Andrew Camble: Securties James McLees and Philip Upp.

In 1794 (Livingston County History) he apparently came with his son-in-law to Geneseo (then Ontario County, New York) making the journey in wagons. At this time Geneseo was a wilderness with only a few white settlers. He selected a tract of land near the village known as Lakeville, and assisted in organizing the First Presbyterian church in the town of Geneseo, of which he was appointed one of the Elders. He resided near Lakeville but a few years, then sold his land and bought for four dollars a tract of 100 acres in the southern part of the town. A hewed log house and a few acres of cleared land constituted his available estate. Here he resided till his death in about 1812. A few years before his death, John's younger brother, George, and his family came to Groveland.

1790 census-Northumberland Co.,PA-"John Duart" - 2 males>16, 0 males <16, 3 females. next to Widow Clemons, Hugh Lemond, Peter Smith, and near all the (Haynes)Haines's(Joseph, Jonathan, John, James, and David)

1800 census-Geneseo,Ontario Co.,NY-"John Ewert" - 1 male 16-25, 1 male 26-44, 1 female<10, 1 female 16-25. (NOTE: the numbers appear to be off by one column - if so it should be - 1 male 26-44(Samuel), 1 male 45+(John), 1 female 26-44(?) --- this leaves open that Mary may not have come to Geneseo and is buried in PA and the female 26-44 is a daughter of John or second wife) next to Benjamin Squires, Thomas Austin, John Hutchin (only 48 heads of household in the town of Geneseo in 1800)

1810 census-Geneseo,Ontario Co.,NY-"Jno Evarts" (written over "Jno Ewarts") - one male 26-45(Samuel), 1 male 45+(John), 1 female 45+(Mary or second wife?) to Benjamin Squires, Nathan Wheeler, Josiah Wheeler, David Warner.

The Ewart family, although from Armagh County, Ireland, where of Scottish ancestry.

The Ewart's grave is located in Temple Hill Cemetery, next to the main road(Rte 20), a large white marble marker has the insrciption of his son Samuel, and next to this are two illegable markers, believed to be that of John and his wife. His son Samuel and his family has another monument in the center of the cemetery - most likely were Samuel is actually buried (or moved from his orginal location). 
Ewart, Second Lieutenant John (I549)
6088 When about a year old his parents moved to Seneca County; lived there about 5 years, and moved to Tyrone,Schuyler Co.,NY. Joel being the oldest of the family, and in very moderate circumstance, it become his lot to be deprived of many of the advantages of aquiring an education which many even in those days of poor schools enjoyed. At the age of nineteen he commenced his time from his father for $75 and working on a farm (in Enfield,NY) by the month, when he was 24 years old he had not only paid his father, but saved enough to purchase 90 acres of land in Howard,NY, In 1878 he was an owner of 288 acres of excellant land. Joel was a staunch Republican and during the Civil War ever by word and action maintained our nations cause, he gave his sons to his country. His sons Horace and Abram, both died in the Civil War (Horace Russell was in the 109th NY Regt. and died in Beltsville,MD 27 Oct 1862; Abram B. Russell was in the 141st NY Regt. and died in Indianaplois,IN 18 Jun 1865). At the time of his death, Joel mentions sons; Lewis P. of Howard,NY, Harrison of Fremont,NY and Joel W. of Bath,NY. The value of his estate was $4,180.52, including 107 acres of farm land in Howard,NY.

"A farmer from Howard was driving down Main Street[Hornell] yesterday afternoon behind a pair of spirited horses, when the animals took fright near the furniture factory and started on a brisk run. It was impossible to hold them and they ran across the bridge at high speed. In turning after crossing the bridge they upset the wagon and threw the man out. His head struck
on a stone cutting a bad gash in his forehead. The team came to a stand still near the harness shop. Dr. Parkhill dressed the man's wound and he was soon able to proceed on his way home with a borrowed wagon, his own having been wrecked. The farmer's name was Joel Russell, somewhat advanced in years. He is not considered seriously injured." Hornell Tribune, August 1884.

"Joel Russell has rented his farm for the coming year to his son Harrison" Hornell Tribune, November 1884  
Russel, Joel (I135)
6089 When eighteen he entered the Union army, and served about a year. When he went from home he weighed one hundred and sixty pounds, and on his discharge weighed, with soldier overcoat, just half as much. His home is now in LaCrosse.

Enlisted as a Private on 17 March 1864 at the age of 18
Enlisted in Company A, 6th Infantry Regiment Minnesota on 17 March 1864. Received a disability discharge Company A, 6th Infantry Regiment Minnesota on 16 December 1864 "Distingushed Service"

Frank D. was in VA hosp. at Johnson City or Memphis. (That isnt'clear from his papers)(Mountain Branch, National Home for Disabl Volunteer Soldiers) when he died.

He and Molly did divorce (I reread his military papers). She remarried a man named Goff. After Molly died, Frank then married Hattie F. Fitch. Her 1st husband was Clarence Jones. They were divorced.

When Frank died his next of kin was listed as Mrs. Lela Cook (daughter) He died Sept 10, 1907. However, Hattie applied for his military pension on Spt. 20, 1915 
Burdett, Francis D. (I17668)
6090 When he was young he had red hair,,,when he was old, grandma Burdett says he looked like Santa Claus, short, heavy set, long white beard, round red faced. He was said to have been quite a drinker, but was good to the boys and was well liked. Allen, Andrew Clark (I109)
6091 When Helen Elizabeth Brown's mother, Maria Crouse, died she was six years of
age and was given to a Mrs. Snell who lived in Fayettville to raise. Mrs.
Snell was a niece of Maria Crouses. Mrs. Snell did not accept Helen so
Helen returned to her fathers home.
Later in life, after her sister Sarah's death, Helen married her
brother-in-law, John C. Hall. They had no children. (Pat Carey, Sept2007)
Brown, Helen Elizabeth (I24966)
6092 When Orville was 10 years old he was working the "Green House" in
Tousey, Orville Heckman (I11277)
6093 When Sarah's mother (Maria Crouse) died she was sent to live with her Uncle,
James Crouse, but was too dramatic to enjoy their home. She returned to
live with her father. After he remarried Sarah went to live with her
Mother's sister, Mrs. Simon Donesbask (spelling ???) near Cicero, N. Y.
(now known as Clay, NY.) This is where she met her husband, John C. Hall.
Sarah was about nine when she was sent away. (Pat Carey, Sept2007) 
Brown, Sarah (I24976)
6094 When the first Verveelen, young Daniel born in Amsterdam in 1635,
arrived in New Netherland in 1652, he came with Gideon and Agnietje
Moens (Moriaens) Schaets. And, he subsequently married their daughter,
Alida (Aletta). Gideon Schaets was a minister (Dominie) in the Dutch
Reformed Church, as had been his father. He had also been a
schoolmaster and tutor at The Hague and at Brielle in the Netherlands.
Agnietje was a governess whose family had previously been in the
service of the Dukes of Burgundy for generations and were high
government officials at The Hague.
The Schaets name is derived from the Norse word "skeatse"
meaning warior or sharp-shooter. The Schaets and Moens families, both
of Viking descent and long allied, settled prior to 1400 in the
Netherlands city of Tongeren, on the Meuse River, now part of Belgium.
It was an area of Germanic tribes that early on resisted the incursion
of the Romans.
Daniel, son of Johannes and Anna Verveelen, and then still a boy of
seventeen years, arrived in New Netherland in 1652, traveling in the
care of Dominie (The Reverend) Gideon and Agnietje Schaets. The
Dominie had received a call to become the second pastor of the Dutch
Reformed Church at Albany, known at the time as Beverwyck.
Daniel at first became a trader in New Amsterdam and Beverwyck.
About 1661, he married Aletta Schaets, daughter of the Dominie and
Agnietje Schaets, settled in New Amsterdam, and joined his father in
the Red Lion Brewery. He later also succeeded his father as
ferrymaster in Harlem. He and Aletta moved about, living as well for a
while in New Utrecht in what is now Brooklyn, New York, and finally
across the Hudson River to Hackensack, New Jersey. Over the years,
they raised seven children. Although the surnames changed with time
(e.g., Ver Valen, Van Valen, and Van Valer), their descendants are now
widely scattered across the nation from New York to Hawaii.
The Dominie's grandmother was Janne Schagen, a descendant of the
minor noble house of Schagen in North Holland. The first Lord Van
Schagen (died 1473) is believed to have been the brother of William
VI, Count of Holland, and the illegitimate son of Duke Albrecht of
Bavaria, who presented the Schagen family with a coat of arms. 
Verveelen, Daniel (I21326)
6095 While a student at the Academy there. Scott, Heman W. (I35498)
6096 While in the act of raising the 1st Presbyterian Church in Phelps Dickinson, Cotton (I35311)
6097 Widowed in 1850 living in Madison, Montour Co., PA. With Mary (60), Eliza (45), Mary (25), Joseph (20). Lowry, Jane (I44599)
6098 Widowed in 1910, living with his sister Ida and her husband Herbert in Rochester,NY. Working for the Railroad in the Painting Dept. as a foreman. Miller, Frank Larow (I30359)
6099 Wife of Isaiah Goff, of Bristol,NY 1880/1900 Davis, Celista (I24245)
6100 Wife of James I. Majors
Children listed in censuses: Minnie, Nannie, John, James, Pratte, Hugh, Clara

Mrs. James I. Majors died at the home of her son, Hugh Majors, at Paxton. "Mrs. Majors was always deeply interested in the affairs of Shelby county, and knew a great deal about the early history of this section..."


Obituary, The Champion, January 28, 1925, reprinted in Mildred Cariker Pinkston, Obituaries of Early Pioneers, Shelby County, Texas, Center: Center Printing Co, 1985, II:17

1880, 1900, 1910 censuses, Shelby Co, TX 
Dean, Harriett Roberta (I36040)

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