Mark Weinheimer
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Mark Weinheimer

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Mark R. Weinheimer
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Lived in Ballston Lake, NY at 59 East Side Drive until 1957. Moved to Schenectady in 1957, lived at 39 Front Street until 1979. Bought house at 8 Grove Place, Schenectady, lived there until 1992, when we moved to Braman Corners, (PO Delanson). Still there. Attended Burnt Hills / Ballston Lake Elementary School, Riverside School, Washington Irving Jr. H.S., Linton H.S. 1968 Graduate. Also C.E.G. de Port Vendres, P.O. France (1965). Attended McGill University, Montreal, P.Q. Canada, Harpur College, Binghamton, NY, Cobleskill Ag and Tech College, Cobleskill, NY, A.A.S. Agronomy, 197?, Attended Empire State College. Worked as a paperboy, Boulevard Fruit Garden clerk and deliveryman. GE photolitho clerk and multilith operator, independant vegetable farmer, construction laborer and contractor, with particular interest in historic restoration, textile printer and plant engineer, and farm manager for a non profit organization. I hope to retire, soon, to pursue personal interests. Retired Nov. 2017. I have pursued my family's history, for several years. now. I am amazed at the breadth and depth of our family's connections.


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Hi Mark,

Have you seen this book?

The Northern Traveller containing the routes to Niagara, Quebec and the springs with descriptions of the principal scenes and useful hints for strangers published 1825

Many descriptions of travel, how to get to various places, including descriptions of towns and villages, plus description of many military encounters during both the Revolutionary War and the French and Indian War

It's quite interesting almost a early 1800s tourist book but includes many descriptions of military encounters.

posted by M Ross
Hello Mark, Although I never met any of my great Aunt Ethel Richardson's grandsons, I did meet Della once when she was performing with the Metropolitan Opera Corps de Ballet. My my mother Shirley May Jordan Ritchie passed away in 2017 at the age of 93. She was the daughter of Ruth Arlene Eckle and Stewart William Jordan, both born in 1901 and married about 1919. Ruth was the youngest of the 3 sisters, Dorothy being older than Ethel. In the early 70's my parents, I and my 2 younger siblings Kevin b.1957 and Beth Ritchie b.1967 visited Ethel at Grand Island and also Dorothy at Lockport with Ethel were we all went to lunch at a restaurant that was operating at the old train station. We also went to the falls and a funky museum which owned a mummy that they sold off in the 90's for a few thousand dollars which later was determined to be Ramses II !! I have had an interest in family history since a 6th grade project where I had to do a family tree. I clearly remember a night when after dinner I sat with my father at the kitchen table as my mother washed dishes and he gave me his parents dates and their parents names and even his great parents from memory. Both of his parents were 3/4 Irish and I/4 Scotch Irish/English. These last having left Scotland or England to invade Northern Ireland with Cromwell. He also said that our surname Ritchie marked as as followers of Richard the Lionhearted going back to the crusades. I was duly impressed with my paternal side of the family and this may be the germ of my occasional tendency to snobbery. Then he questioned my mother and confirmed the dates for Ruth and Stewart her parents who he knew as his mother and father in law and also Stewart's mother who he knew as when my parents married in 1944 or shortly thereafter she was living with Stewart and Ruth. Her name was Kathrine Stewart Jordan. Her maiden name was Johnson, though I only found this out about 2 years ago. We thought her maiden name was Stewart. Her husband's name was Herman Christian Jordan. They were both born mid or late 1870's. She told us that Herman worked for Railway Express as a claims agent and also was a judge of the night court in their local jurisdiction c. 1920's, supposedly dying in the late 1930's. This last piece of information turned out to be false. It's a rather involved story and I will have to get to it eventually, but for now lets go back to the kitchen table at my parents house in 1966. When dad asked my mother if she has known any of her great grandparents she said yes. Herman's mother and father were Mr. and Mrs. August Jordan of Dunkirk NY. Mrs. Jordan's maiden name was Caroline Wilhelmina Ohm (she had the spelling off as it was actually Oehm). And she knew her for the first 12-13 years of her life, until she died in 1936-37. As to her mother Ruth's parents she knew their names, Mary Louise Felter and Louis P.J. Eckle. Mary Louise she never knew. The sad story was that she had lost a son( Alan Eckle ) to the Spanish Influenza who was between Dorothy and Ethel and never recovered from the grief, ending up in an insane asylum. But she had known Ruth's father Louis and even his girlfriend/companion "Nettie". He she described as quite old and if they were returning from school knew he was in the house before entering, by the aroma of beer and limburger cheese. Also that he has been an architect and was artistic. She said that was all she knew. Only after she died in 2017 and especially in the last 4 years have I been discovering that she knew a lot more about Louis P. J Eckle and that she was holding back a lot. That name was an alias he used, one of dozens. That he was a very famous 19th century artist who had faked his death in 1906 and as a 5 year old child prodigy had painted in all the royal courts of Europe and acquired a dozen royal patrons across Europe when he visited with his teacher Thomas Cole. His mother was an artist who had studied with Cole in London as a schoolgirl and when he resettled to Catskill in the Hudson River Valley she sent her little prodigy to study with him when he was 3.5 years old. Between their first trip at 5 and second trip at 7 little Jonathan Eastman Johnson was trained as a child spy by Henry Clay, the Secretary of State, who knew an opportunity when he saw one. Mary Louise Felter was also an alias. Eastman had daughter with his second wife who had been one of his best agents during the civil war. Elisabeth Buckley Waters was from the Troy area and he had known her since childhood, and recruited her. In 1867 they married, Ethel Eastman Johnson was born in 1870. With both parents spies she was predestined to be a spy. Dorothy, Ethel and Ruth were her daughters. Alan was adopted from Herman and Kathrine Jordan but later fauxdemised by Spanish influenza when he was ready for English boarding school. His father was working out of England as Richard Meinertzhagan a famous British spy and he also had 3 Russian spy identities. Alan joined several of Herman's other sons for spy training there.
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posted by Azure Robinson
Thanks for adding those baptism-witness records to Cornelis Stephensz Mulder. Do you have any idea why his patronymic would be recorded as Teeuwisse (or similar) instead of Stephensz? The fact that the female witness on several of those records is Hilletje Muller does make it look like it must be him, but the patronymic suggests a son of Teuwis (or Matheus), not a son of Stephen.
posted by Ellen Smith
I don't have a clue where Teeuwisse came from. This is a new family to me. I was chasing down the ancestors of Geertruit Veder 's husband when I ran across this family.
posted by Mark Weinheimer
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posted by SJ Baty
Mark, this 1865 Buffalo NY census is a great example of how the "Bronner" girls stuck together. When you look at the actual image, you will see Catherine Weill Bronner Muller living with your Weinheimers (and my second great grand Aunt Catharine Muller). Surrounding them in the very same block (Niagara Street, The Bronners owned a lot of property) are her other daughters, specifically next door to them are "Henry & Lana Smith" - Lana Smith is Magdalena Bronner. On the other page is the huge Kehr family- Dorothea (Dorothy) "Dorah" Kehr is a Bronner too. AND Joseph Miller (Catherine Weil Bronner Muller's son ) with his wife and children.

posted by Maggie N.
That is neat! George is listed in the city directory of 1879 at 577 Niagara, a saloon, with his sons Frank, sailor, George Jr., engineer, and William, molder. There was a family story about a saloon. The house Frank lived in, back to back to 577 Niagara, was at 452 Prospect Avenue.
posted by Mark Weinheimer
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Good morning, Mark. This morning I saw your comment thanking me for helping you personally. I thought, "I did?" So I looked at your profile. The first thing I noticed was "Van Rensselaer" and I thought "I know where he's from." Most of my relatives lived in Rensselaer County (I have a note on my desk so that I can spell it correctly.) We're practically neightbors. There is a Vander Bogart Street and a Vander Bogart historic house in Schenectady, though no one in my family has ever figured out how we fit in. My father and uncle worked at the GE in Pittsfield (so did everyone else in town.) So, hello, neighbor! Glad I could help you, even if I don't remember doing so. Have a good day.
posted by Joyce Vander Bogart
Joyce, you helped me with posting pictures. I grew up, in Schenectady, with the family of Giles and Mary van der Bogert, living around the corner.  Giles and several of his sons were in the church choir that I was in.  Giles was an architect, who wrote a little book, called Walls Have Ears, that my dad did the cover illustration for, for the second edition. It talks about the old houses, in the Stockade area of Schenectady, where he lived, and I grew up.   It's a charming little book. I have a spare copy, if you would like it. 
posted by Mark Weinheimer

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