Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles

Columbia County, New York


Transcribed by Susan J. Mulvey


Hudson, June 29, 1869

   The dwelling house of John Conklin, near Martindale, in the town of Claverack, was struck by lightning yesterday afternoon during one of the most terrific thunder storms that has ever visited that place.  The Inmates of the house were Mrs. Conklin and Frank and Mary Reigle.  Frank was knocked a distance of more than ten feet and stunned, Mrs. Conklin was turned completely around by the shock and thrown to the floor, and Mary was rendered senseless.  The damage to the house was slight.

     This morning, about one o'clock, the residence of widow Catherine Berger, in Millenville (sic), was entered by a burglar.  The only occupants of thee house were Mrs. Berger and her daughter, a young lady twenty years of age.  The latter discovered the burglar in the act of taking from the bureau a box containing here jewelry, amounting to several hundred dollars in value.  She immediately jumped from her bed and gave chase to the burglar down the stairs, through the front door and across the yard; but the burglar escaped from the plucky girl.

     A series of burglaries were perpetrated in Ghent last night.  The residence of Mr. Rowland W. Macy was entered, and a small quantity of silverware taken.  The residence of Mr. Cady, near that of Mr. Macy, was also entered, and a gold watch and suit of clothing stolen.

     Last evening Deputy United States Marshal John D. B. Smith, of Troy, arrested Eugene Pulver, in this city, on charges preferred in Buffalo.  He was taken to New York to await action on the charges.

     William Ashley was arrested at Chatham yesterday charged with stealing a valuable horse and wagon from Peter B. Pulver, of this city, and held for examination.

Source: The New York Herald, 1869

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Severity of the Storm at Hudson--Injury to the Railroad-Considerable Property Destroyed--Railroad and Travel Interrupted.

HUDSON, Oct 4, 1869.

     The severest rain storm ever known in this locality prevailed from midnight Saturday until noon to-day.  The rain fell unremittingly and with great force during that time, causing much damage by inundations and freshets.  On the Hudson River Railroad bridges and culverts were carried away above and below the city, preventing the passage of trains either way during the day.  The bridge at Ghent, on the Harlem Railroad, was washed away, together with many others on the line between Ghent and Copake.  The Hudson and Boston Railroad could run no trains through to Chatham to-day.  About fifty feet of the track was washed away near Claverack depot, and other damage was done to the road, which will be repaired by to-morrow morning.  The brick yards of F. M. Sprague, E. & A. Bruce, Henry Miller and George C. Byrne were damaged by overflow.  Mr. Sprague is probably the heaviest sufferer, his loss being reported at $4,000.  Fritz's paper mill, the storehouse of Harder's woollen (sic) mill and the dam at Philmont were carried away by the freshet.  Bridges on nearly all the turnpikes leading out of the city were washed away, and the roads along the streams and ponds were overflowed to a depth rendering them impassable.  The construction train on the Hudson River Railroad which left this city about nine o'clock this morning to assist in the repairs at Livingston creek met with an accident at Mount Merino, about one mile and a half from this city by means of the falling in of a culvert as the train was passing over it.  The locomotive was thrown over and the tender fell through the culvert.  Several laborers were injured.

Source: New York Herald, Tuesday, October 5, 1869.

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The Gale Along the Hudson--Its Effects in Hudson--Destruction of the Bridge at Stockport.

HUDSON, Nov. 21, 1869

     A heavy gale of wind prevailed here yesterday, which was more severe in its effects in this immediate vicinity than that of last Wednesday, and the destruction of property in the surrounding country has been great.  In this city the spire of the Presbyterian church was partially blown over, and a portion of it was carried some distance.  The building in the public square known as the Anable block was unroofed and damaged to a considerable extent.  In different parts of the city chimneys and fences were blown down.

     In Athens the stables of the Knickerbocker Ice Company were unroofed and the roof carried some two hundred yards.  Other damage was done about the village.

     At Stockport the Columbiaville bridge, a substantial structure 350 feet in length was blown down.  It will require $20,000 to replace it.  There was a general sweeping of trees and fences throughout the town, and the damage in this respect will be great.

     In Claverack the hay barracks of John Miller were demolished and the contents scattered over a wide range of territory.  A large number of threes were uprooted and seven chimneys were blown from the Claverack Institute.  A large number of fences were blown down.

Source: The New York Herald, 22 November 1869

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     The "Watson Webb house," an interesting old mansion at Claverack, N. Y., has just been burned.  It was built in 1727 and figured in colonial history.  Here Gen. Lafayette visited Gen. Samuel Webb after the Revolution and with his diamond ring etched his name on a window pane.  Later the mansion has been known as the place where Clement C. Moore wrote " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

Source: The News, Maryland, 24 May 1890


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Return of a Murderer to Place Where His Crime Was Committed.

     New York World:  The strange and powerful fascination which compels the murderer to return to the scene of the crime is the cause of John Schmidt's occupying today a place in the death cell of Dannemora prison.


     Like Eugene Aram, he could not keep away from the neighborhood where lay the dead body of his victim.


     Though free and in a a safe hiding place, though at liberty to begin for himself a new life far from the place where justice sought to punish him, Schmidt finally, after five years of wandering, went back and allowed himself to be captured.


     Criminologists say that the impulse to return to the scene of one's crime is as strong with a murderer as was the original desire to take the life of the victim.


     Schmidt's strange case is certainly a confirmation of this theory.


     For more than five years John Schmidt eluded justice.  When he disappeared from Philmont, N.Y., after the murder of his stepson, William Heledrbrandt (sic), near the town of Claverack, Columbia county, on Sept. 12, 1893, all trace was lost of him as completely as if the earth had swallowed him.


     When Schmidt first came to America in 1883 he had worked as a farm hand for a farmer named Coburn.  Coburn lived near Philmont, which is a few miles from Chatham, N.Y.


     At Coburn's house the night Schmidt returned to the scene of the murder a party was in progress.  The night was cold.  It was in the depths of winter.  Inside warm fire glowed, and young folks were dancing and making merry.


     Up to the porch of this house the murderer crept in the darkness.  He peered in through the windows and listened to the sound of music and laughter coming from the house


     It is thought that Schmidt went to the Coburn house under the desire to tell the farmer just how the murder had been committed. The crime, with all its horrid details, preyed on his mind.  He was overwhelmed by a strange curiosity to know just what the people of Claverack thought of the murder.  He wanted to learn if they held him responsible for it.


     As Schmidt crept up to the Coburn house he inadvertently crossed a beam of light which illuminated the roadway.

     In that instant one of his old companions recognized him.


     "Why, by heaven!  If that isn't John Schmidt, who murdered Hildebrandt!" exclaimed the man


     Schmidt, immediately on this recognition, tried to get away in the darkness, but a posse was formed and he was quickly captured.

     Once before Schmidt had eluded the officers of the law, so the citizens of Columbia county took no chances when he again fell into their hands.

     He was quickly landed in Columbia county jail, tried, and convicted.  Sentence of death was passed upon him June 5, 1899, five years and seven months after the perpetration of the murder.


Source: Davenport Daily Republican, [Davenport, Iowa], 30 January 1902.


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Her Prayers and Work Have Always Been for the Upbuilding and Extending of the Christian Church.

(From the St. Paul's Herald)


     For 36 years Middletown has been blessed with the presence, prayers and labors of one of the most devoted and successful Christian women of the present century--Mrs. Cyanthia B. Denton, better known as "Mother Denton," or "Aunty Denton."


        She was born in Chatham, Columbia county, N. Y., June 7th, 1801, the eldest of eight children (seven of whom have passed away), and remained in her native place until 17 years of age, when she married Oliver Wilcox, of Lexington, Greene county, and removed to that place.  They next resided at Ashland, in the same county, and later were at Oak Hill, Austerlitz, N. Y., Pittsfield, Mass., and Wilton, Conn., returning to Ashland for the second time, where they remained until Mr. Wilcox was compelled, owing to failing health, to abandon his business of hat manufacturer, and decided to come to Middletown in 1856.  The following year death removed the faithful husband and father, and in 1860 the widow was married to Isaac Denton, of Circleville, who died three years later.  Since 1863 Mrs. Denton has resided with her son, Horatio R. Wilcox, on Railroad avenue, in this city.  Franklin A., another son, is a lawyer in New York city.


     Mrs. Denton was converted to God in Ashland when twenty-two years of age, and her companion sought and found Christ six months later.  She was naturally of an enquiring mind, and previous to her conversion was a most earnest seeker after spiritual truth; yet she met with little encouragement from many of those about her, owing to the existence of some erroneous theories which Christianity has since obliterated.  Methodist services were her delight, although at the time of her conversion there was no Methodist church in Ashland.  Services were held in a store and conducted by a brother of Rev. Nathan Bangs.  Through the earnest and persistent efforts of Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox, a society of twenty members was organized, and a neat and commodious church erected.  This was the beginning of a great work, and wherever these faithful Methodists went they quickly identified themselves with the people of their denomination, and through labors, prayers and sacrifices, wrought a wonderful work, establishing new churches, strengthening weak ones, and assisting God' work in every possible manner.


     Ever since residing here "Mother Denton" has been a member of the Methodist church in this city, and until the past few years has been able to attend the services and perform her Christian duties thoroughly and cheerfully, characteristic only of those whose hearts are in the work, and who serve through love.


     Since being confined to her home she has accomplished much by her prayers and Christian counsel, and many are the Christians, old and young, who constantly call upon her and listen to messages of love and instruction as she sits in her comfortable chair and speaks as the Master directs.


     Strong words of praise are heard on every hand from those who have been associated with "Mother Denton" in church work, and from the sections where she spent years of earnest toil for the success of Christ's Kingdom come testimonials of her superior worth.  Rev. A. A. Walker pastor of the M. E. Church at Ashland, writes as follows; "We know her here as 'Mother Wilcox.'  She was the very mother of this old church, and is greatly revered here.  Out Epworth League Chapter is named for her, viz; 'Wilcox Chapter.'  She was Mary and Martha both here, and indeed a great power to any church that has her prayers."


     Thus, in her ninety-second year, with clear mental faculties, this "mother in Israel" is patiently waiting for the heavenly summons, conscious that she is heir to "a house not made with hands eternal in the Heavens."

Source: Middletown Daily Press, [Middletown, New York], 16 November 1892


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Interest in Greenport Murder Case Is Intense--Prosecuting Officers Are Confident the Right Men Have Been Arrested--Evidence Is Circumstantial and Defense Declare They Can Establish an Alibi--Starting Testimony Is Given by Witnesses.




     HUDSON, Dec. 17--The Coroner's inquest in the case of Peter A. Hellenbeck [Hallenbeck] of Greenport, who was murdered at his home last Tuesday, was continued today by Coroner Lisk.  The four young men under arrest on suspicion of being implicated in the murder are Willis, Burton and Frederick Van Wormer and Harvey Bruce.  Hellenbeck was shot down in the doorway of his house, about eighteen miles from Kinderhook, where the prisoners reside.


     At the inquest this afternoon Mrs. Van Wormer, stepmother of the Van Wormers, Pearl Louise Van Buren, sweetheart of Willis Van Wormer, and George H. Brown, a liveryman; Mrs. Maria Conner and two daughters testified in behalf of the prisoners, swearing to their being in Kinderhook, eighteen miles from the scene of the murder, between one and two hours after the crime was committed.  They were positive in their statements, which were not taken under examination.


     Demond Vernon, a notion dealer in Kinderhook, swore that on Monday two of the prisoners purchased two masks in his store.  The mask's represented devils' faces.  On Tuesday evening, he testified, the other prisoners bought two more.


     The murderers wore masks when Hellenbeck was killed.


     Tell-Tale Wagon Wheel Tracks.


     The wheels of a wagon which the prisoners hired on the day of the murder are said to correspond exactly with the tracks leading from the scene of the crime.  The horse driven to the wagon had a peculiar shoe and an impression identical with this peculiarity was also, it is  stated, found in the soft earth in the vicinity of the Hellenbeck home.  The shoes worn by the prisoners on the day of their capture are said to correspond with the shoe prints left in the snow.


     Interest in the case in intense.  The prosecuting officers declare they are confident the right men have been arrested.  So far, however, the evidence is entirely circumstantial and the defense declare they can establish an alibi.

Source: The Post Standard, Syracuse, New York, 28 December 1901


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Strong Testimony in Hallenbeck Murder Inquest.




By The Associated Press.


     HUDSON, N. Y., Dec. 30.--The confession of Harvey Bruce, one of the four young men under arrest for the murder of Peter Hallenbeck at Greenport on Christmas Eve, caused an enormous crowd to assemble when the Coroner's inquest was resumed to-day.  The court room became densely packed and the Coroner announced that owing to the illness of the widow and advanced age of the mother of the murdered man court would adjourn to the private office of the District Attorney for their testimony.  The confession of Bruce has not been made public, being kept secret by the officials.


     The testimony of Mrs. Margaret L. Hallenbeck, wife of the murdered man to-day showed that four men took a hand in the killing, offsetting the previous belief that one held a horse near the barn while three others went to the house.  Mrs. Hallenbeck declared she and her mother-in-law were the only persons present in the house with her husband at the time of the murder.  Her husband had called her attention to a wagon passing on the highway and two men walking behind.  A short time afterward four men came walking back wearing coats inside out.  They passed down the road toward the church.  The murdered man, herself and mother-in-law all saw them from the window.  Her husband said they must be chicken thieves and watched them 'til out of sight.  Shortly afterward there was a knock at the kitchen door.  Her husband went to open it and she went to the door with him.


 Four Pistols Thrust in His Face.


     As he opened the door four pistols were thrust in his face and fired.  Her husband jumped back and gave his wife a push out of the way.  The four men jumped into the room after him and all fired again.  Mrs. Hallenbeck said her husband turned toward the stairway for his gun, when his assailants fired again.  the men were masked and had coats turned inside out.  One was tall, two medium size and one short.


     "I begged them not to kill my husband," she continued.  "Seeing I could not do anything I ran to the next room and upstairs.  The men kept shooting.  I met my mother-in-law on the stirs and pushed her back.  I could not recognize any of the men.  They ran through the house and departed."


     The evidence of Mrs. Aletnina Hallenbeck, mother of the murdered man who is 80 years old, bore out the testimony of her daughter-in-law concerning the happenings of the evening of the tragedy.  She confirmed the statement that four men entered the room and that all of them fired.


     There are rumors to-day that other arrests will follow Bruce's statement of Saturday.  So far the Coroner has refused to allow the counsel retained by the murderers under arrest to interview or consult them.


     The testimony brought out at the afternoon session of the Inquest was considered by the officials as bearing against the prisoners.


Sheriff Relates His Story.


     Sheriff Harry J. Best testified to having visited the Hallenbeck house on the night of the tragedy.  He examined the various footprints and wagon tracks in the snow, their location and the directions of the footsteps to and from the house.  He told how he and his assistants went to Kinderhook on Christmas Day and arrested the three Van Wormer brothers and Harvey Bruce.  The officers searched the house, finding three revolvers, a fourth one being found next day.  Three of the weapons were of 32-caliber and one of 36.  The prisoners all wore shoes when arrested.  These shoes Sheriff Best took down to Hallenbeck's house on Christmas Day and in the presence of other witnesses fitted them in the prints in the snow near the Hallenbeck house.  The four pair of shoes fitted all perfectly, the tracks leading about the kitchen door and from there toward the highway and in the vicinity of the barn.  One of the footprints had a peculiar impression as though the shoe had a heel-plate, while the other prints indicated shoes of "bulldog" pattern.  The Sheriff identified the four pair, each one of which was of different make and shape.  One had on the telltale steel plates and the others were the same as previously described.  The four revolvers found at the home of the boys were produced.  Each one had five chambers, the Sheriff claiming they had been freshly cleaned and reloaded when he found them.


Saw Bruce at Stockport.


     George Greenwood of Stockport testified that on Christmas eve he saw Harvey Bruce with whom he was well acquainted, get out of a wagon at the Brookside Hotel, Stockport.  Going near he spoke to him, calling him by name, but received no answer.  Bruce returned to his wagon, driving in the direction of Hudson.  As the top was over the wagon and the side curtains down Greenwood could not tell if others were in the wagon.


     Greenwood's evidence has important bearing on the case, as it was at the hour Greenwood says he saw Bruce at Stockport that Mrs. Van Wormer swore all four boys were at home eating supper seven miles away and the horse was headed in the direction of the scene of the tragedy, according to Greenwood.


     Dr. Crawford E. Fritts and Dr. L. Van Hoesen, the physicians who made an autopsy on the murdered man's body, described the nature of the wounds made by the bullets and which caused death.  They described Hallenbeck as being five feet ten inches, weighting 170 pounds and in perfect physical condition, which probably accounts for the length of time he stood up against the volleys of bullets sent into him by the murderers.


     Burton Allerton brought into court a piece of buffalo robe cut in the shape of chin whiskers, which he found near where the horse of the murderers was tied, while the deed was being committed.  This is like the chin whiskers so much desired by the Van Wormers when the masks were purchased of the notion dealer in Kinderhook, which he could not furnish, but which they remarked they could make themselves with a piece of rope.


  The inquest was adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow.

Source: The Post Standard, Syracuse, New York, 31 December 1901


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Extraordinary Session of Supreme Court to Try the Lads Charged With the Greenport Crime.


     HUDSON, Jan. 18.--In the Supreme Court to-day, with Judge D. Cady Herrick presiding, the Grand Jury brought in an indictment of murder in the first degree against Fred, Willis and Burton Van Wormer and Harvey Bruce for Killing Peter A. Hallenbeck at Greenport on Christmas eve.


     Alonzo H. Farrar was assigned as counsel for Fred Van Wormer and former Judge J. Rider Cady was named as counsel to Willis and Burton Van Wormer, and to act as general counsel in the case for George M. Daly, appointed as counsel for Harvey Bruce.  The prisoners were arraigned and pleaded not guilty.


     After the indictments were handed in, District Attorney Chace applied to Governor Odell for an extraordinary session of the Supreme Court for the trial of the Van Wormer brothers and Harvey Bruce, and the Governor will convene the special session of the court the last week in March with Justice Herrick presiding.

Source: The Post Standard, Syracuse, New York, 18 April 1902


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Fate of the Van Wormer Brothers in Its Hands.




Counsel Denies the Young Men Had Any Intention of Killing Their Uncle-Tables Were Turned, He Says, When Hallenbeck Produced a Weapon--Prisoners Break Down and Weep When Pleas for Them Is Being Made by Attorney Farrar.


Special To The Post Standard.


     HUDSON, April 17-- The jury in the case of the three brothers Van Wormer, the young men on trial for the murder of their uncle, Peter A. Hallenbeck, is now considering what verdict they will bring in.


     The attorneys finished their addresses and the Judge charged the jury in the afternoon and at 4:40 o'clock the latter retired.


     Realizing there was no likelihood of receiving a verdict to-night, the Judge adjourned court until to-morrow morning.  It will reconvene at 9:30 o'clock.


     When the trial of the three brothers was resumed to-day, Alonzo H. Farrar, special counsel for Frederick Van Wormer, began his address to the jury in behalf of his client.  He claimed that the boy was not guilty of the crime charged in the indictment.  He admitted that the Van Wormer boys had gone to the Hallenbeck house in the manner shown at the trial, but denied that they had any intention of killing their uncle.




     "They went to their uncle's house for fun," he said.  "They were probably foolish, but they never intended to injure his person."


     Mr. Farrar contended that the finding of the bullets in the walls and ceilings showed that the boys had no intention of shooting Hallenbeck.  He said that the tables were unexpectedly turned on them when Hallenbeck seized Burton and a desperate struggle began.  Hallenbeck unexpectedly produced a weapon and in the confusion there was a tragedy that no one had anticipated.


     While Farrar was making his pleas the prisoners cried.  It was their first show of strong emotion since the trial began.


     Former Judge Cady followed Attorney Farrar and in opening said that in thirty years at the bar he had never seen such a tragic, heartrending, soul racking case.


No intention Of Committing Murder.


     He argued that there was an entire absence of premeditation and that when the Van Wormer Boys went to the Hallenbeck house they had no intention of injuring their uncle.   He said that they had engaged a livery rig publicly, had driven over well-traveled roads, had walked over the snow and had made no effort to conceal their movements.


     They also had taken Harvey Bruce with them, and Mr. Cady insisted that if they planned murder they would not have invit4ed a witness to be present.


     He reviewed the testimony as to the finding of the bullet marks on the walls and the struggle, and said it was clear that the shooting was done at random and not with the object of hitting Hallenbeck.

Source: The Post Standard, Syracuse, New York, 18 April 902



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They are Accused With Killing Peter Hallenbeck

Last Christmas Eve at Greenport.

Feud is Alleged.



By Publishers' Press Direct Wire.

     Hudson, N. Y., March 31,--The trial of Burton, Willis and Fred Van Wormer, brothers, and their cousin, Harvey Bruce, for the murder of Peter A. Hallenbeck, at Greenport, an uncle of the Van Wormer boys, last Christmas Eve, opens at the term of the Supreme Court which convenes here today, Justice Chester, of Albany, presiding.


     Hallenbeck, who was a well-to-do farmer, was called to his door while the inmates of his house, except his invalid wife and aged mother, were at a church entertainment not far distant.  As the farmer opened the door, masked men fired at him and he fell fatally wounded.


     Mrs. Hallenbeck rushed out of the house and told the story of the crime to those at the church.


     Evidence was quickly secured which pointed to the three nephews as the murderers.  They were arrested at Kinderhook with Harvey Bruce, a cousin.  All four were later indicted for murder in the first degree.


     A family feud had existed between the Hallenbecks and Van Wormers for years.  Peter Hallenbeck had prospered but John Van Wormer, his brother-in-law, eked out a precarious living as a river boatman.  Before his death however, Van Wormer managed to buy a cottage across the road from the handsome home of his brother-in-law.  It was mortgaged, however, to Hallenbeck.


     Although the latter frequently aided the Van Wormers he finally, after John Van Wormer's death, gradually withdrew all assistance and pressed the family for the interest and principal.  The mortgage was finally foreclosed in September last and the Van Wormers were turned out.  They removed to Kinderhook, 16 miles away.  This increased the hatred of the brothers for the uncle and this was the alleged motive for the crime.  It is expected that the defense will try to prove an alibi and the trial promises to prove one of great interest.

Source: The Trenton Times, Trenton, New Jersey, 31 March 1902


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Three Young Men Convicted of Killing Aged Uncle

Christmas Eve


     HUDSON, N. Y., April 18.--The jury in the case of Burton, Willis and Frederick Van Wormer, charged with the murder of their uncle, Peter A. Hallenbeck, today returned a verdict of murder in the first degree against the three accused.


     The death sentence was pronounced a few minutes after the jury brought in its verdict.


     The crime was committed last Christmas eve.  Early in the evening of the day the three brothers and Harvey Bruce, their cousin, who is also under indictment for participating in the murder, drove to Hallenbeck's home at Greenport, Columbia county.  The young men wore false faces and also wore their coats turned inside-out.  Hallenbeck who was a very old man, opened the door in response to their knocking and as he did so they fired upon him, inflicting wounds from which he died in a short time.  At their trial, which lasted about two weeks, the accused man declared they went to Hallenbeck's house merely for the purpose of frightening him, with no thought of injuring him.


     Bruce, who secured a separate trial, testified against the brothers.

Source: Reno Evening Gazette, Reno, Nevada, 18 April 1902



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Funeral Will Be Private--Interment in Kinderhook Cemetery.


     Hudson, N. Y., Oct. 3.--The bodies of Frederick, Willis and Burton Van Wormer, who were electrocuted on Thursday at Dannemora prison, arrived at their old home in Kinderhook.  Undertaker Birchmyer removed the bodies to the rooms of Mrs. Estella Van Wormer, their step-mother.


     The funeral will be held this afternoon and will be private.  The coffins will not be opened.  the burial will be in the Kinderhook cemetery, where the body of Martin Van Buren rests.  The feeling in Kinderhook is strong against the cemetery commission in selling Mrs. Van Wormer a lot for interment there.

Source:  Altoona Mirror, Altoona Pennsylvania, 3 October 1903.


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     The city of Hudson has again been visited by fire, which proved more destructive than an former one.  It took place on Tuesday evening last.  The following particulars are copied from the Columbia Republican, Extra, which were gathered in haste, at 3 A. M. on Wednesday morning, after the fire -- Catskill Recorder.

     The fire broke out between 8 and 9 o'clock in a stable occupied by Mr. Amiel Barnard, situated in Chrerry-alley, in rear of a house on Union-street, belonging, we believe, to the assignees of the late Bank of Hudson, form thence it spread north to the wool warehouse and sattinet factory of Mr. Jonathan Scott, to the dwelling house of the same gentleman, and the buildings adjoining, across Warren-street, Prison-alley, and to the house of Mr. Richard Macy.  We have enumerated the buildings destroyed as follows:

     On Cherry-alley.-- One wool warehouse, one sattinet weaving factory, and nine barns.

     Warren-street -- south side. -- The dwelling house of Mr. Scott, with a sattinet weaving factory immediately adjoining; one belonging to the estate of David Lawrence, Esq.  deceased; the old, building formerly occupied as the Bee printing office; a dwelling and a grocery, all belonging to the estate of the late Hezekiah Dayton; and a brick dwelling occupied by Capt. Edward Jenkins.

     Warren-street -- north side. -- A dwelling house belonging to  and occupied by Fletcher M. Beekman, Esq.; two belonging to Doct. John Tallman; one owned by Mrs. Lindsey; one owned by Mr. Hubbell, occupied as a shoe store and a dwelling house;  and one belonging to the estate of the late Abisha Barnard, with the out houses attached to each.


[Source: The Ithaca Journal, 27 July 1825, volume: VIII, Issue 51, page 2]


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