The Viele Family of Indian Lake

SOURCE: VIELE RECORDS, 1613-1913, being a Revised and Enlarged Edition of the Viele Genealogy Published in 1909, Under the title TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS with A DUTCH FAMILY of NEW YORK, Compiled and arranged by KATHLYNE KNICKERBACKER VIELE, (graduate of the Womens Law Class of the University of New York: Member of the Society of Colonial Dames of America, of the Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, of the Huguenot Society, of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Etc.), NEW YORK, TOBIAS A. WRIGHT

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GERRIT VIELE7, of Philip6, Gerrit5, Philip4, Aernout3, Cornelis2, Volkert1, Bap. Dec. 28, 1777; m. Susan Vandenburg (bap. Sept 5, 1783, dau. Of Nicholas Vandenburg and Catharina Waldron Green, m. Jan 3, 1779), Jan 8, 1798; d. June 20, 1859. Susan d. May 5, 1867.

+230  Philip, b. Jan. 28, 1799 (bap. At Schuylerville); m. (1) Fanny Hartwell (b. 1798; d. Dec 6, 1827); m. (2) Joanna Robertson (d. March 30,---, "in the 75th year of her age"); d. Feb 7, 1875, " in the 76th year of his age."
231  Nicholas, b. May 16, 1801; m. Lydia Hyde, July 6, 1823.
232  Gerrit, b. Feb 27, 1803; m. Rhoda Jakeway; d. Aug.13, 1850 (one child)
233  Peter, b. Feb. 17, 1805; m. (1) Loretta Cronnell ; m. (2) Harriet---(three children).
234  Barent, b. March 8, 1807; d. Dec., 1859; unmarried.
235  Cornelius, b. June 12, 1810; m. (1) Harriet Vandenburg; m. (2) Mary Ann Blake, and d. Aug 22, 1878.
236  Ashbel, b. April 1, 1811; d. March 3, 1834; unmarried.
237  Mary, b. Aug. 2, 1813; m. Archibald Stanton; d. April 10, 1868 (son Garrit)
238  Francis. B. Jan 15, 1816; m. Betsy Carlton; d. 1874. A physician. ( Son Guerden was a private in Co. R, 22 Regiment, N.Y Vols. He was wounded and d. Nov. 14, 1862, aged 22 years )
239  Johnson, b. Nov. 5 1818; m. Rebecca Robinson (b. Feb. 28, 1824., at Queensbury, N.Y), Jan. 22, 1844. at Ft. Miller; d. Sept. 20, 1907. Rebecca d. May 1, 1890.
240  Truman A., b. Aug. 22, 1820; m. (1) Mary A. Vandenburg; M. (2) Hannah Harris; d. March 17, 1910, at Sandy Hill, N. Y. (Son, Duncan Decatur, m. Louise Adelaide Viele.)

Dates supplied by Miss Hattie Viele and Eugene Viele.

The above reference does not contain any further information on Francis B. Viele or his descendants. Thus, the majority of the information contained below is from other sources as stated.

1. Francis Viele was born 14 Jan 1816 and died in 1874. He married Betsey Carlton who was born about about 1814 in NY. Francis settled in Indian Lake in the 1840s and was listed as a farmer in both the 1850 and 1860 census in Indian Lake, Hamilton county, NY, but was listed as a physician in the 1870 census in Queensbury, Warren county, NY. Perhaps he was also a physician at Indian Lake but also farmed in order to earn a decent living for his rather large family as the Indian Lake community was not that large and may not have supported a full-time physician. In 1853 he was a school district trustee and as there was yet no school house the committee had to get it built. They were members of the Cedar river Mission (Methodist) when it was first organized in 1859.

      Francis Viele and Betsey Carlton had the following children:
        1.1.  Gurdon Viele, b. about 1842, d. 14 Nov 1862.  He is also listed as 
                Gardner, Guerden, Gardon, etc..
        1.2.  Sarah Viele, b. about 1843
        1.3.  Leander Viele, b. about 1846, d. 16 Jan 1864.
        1.4.  Mariah/Louisa Viele, b. about 1848, m. a Johnson and had son 
                William (1870 census: age 8 mos.)
        1.5.  Cornelia Viele, b. about 1853 (1860 census: male, 1870 census: female)
        1.6.  Francis Viele, b. about 1854, probably died before 1870 as he's not 
                in this census record.
        1.7.  Esther Viele, b. about 1856
        1.8.  Asker Viele, b. about 1858, probably died before 1870 as he's 
                not in this census record.
        1.9.  Laura Viele, b. about 1860 (1860 census: Leander, male, 4 mos. 
                old, 1870 census: Laura, female, age 10)
        1.10. Nellie Viele, b. about 1866

It appears that all the male children of Francis and Betsey died either in the Civil War or as children.

1.1. Gurdon Viele was born about 1840 or 1842. He served and died of wounds from the Civil War:

Civil War service and pension records:
Viele, Gardner (service record also has name as Viele, Garden F. and Veilie, Gordon F.)
Enlisted 1 Oct. 1861 at Fort Edward, NY, age 21 as Private, Co. B, 22 NY Infantry
He was mustered in 1 Oct 1861
Wounded 14 Sept. 1862 at South Mountain, MD; arm amputated
Discharged for wounds 10 Nov 1862; place not stated
Pension applications made under the name: Viele, Gurdon F.
Father, Francis Viele, filed for a pension 4 Feb 1867
Application #141631
Mother, Betsey M. Viele, filed for a pension 18 July 1870
Application #191108, certificate #177412

1.3. Leander Viele, b. about 1846, d. 16 Jan 1864. He served and died in the Civil War:

Civil War service records:
Viele, Leander (service record also has last name as Veille and Veillee)
Enlisted 2 Dec 1863 at Glens Falls, NY, age 18 as Private, Co. L, 2nd NY Veteran Cavalry
He was mustered in 3 Dec 1863
Died of disease 16 Jan 1864 at Giesboro Point, DC
[no pension record found]

1.4. Mariah/Louisa Viele was born about 1848. She married a Mr. Johnson who was not residing with the family in 1870.

      Louisa Viele and Mr. Johnson had the following child:
        1.4.1. William Johnson, b. about 1869 (8 months old in 1870 census)

1.5. Cornelia Viele was born Oct 1853 in NY. She was married about 1873 to Conrad Sherring who was born in Sep 1848 in NY. His parents were from/born in Germany. In 1880 they are living in Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ. Her mother Betsey Viele is residing with them as well as Mary Sherring, a sister of Conrad's. Conrad is listed in 1880 as a U.S. Detective in 1900 as a "Agent or Investigator but not a Detective" and in 1910 he is a Collector for a Gas Company. Cornelia is a Dressmaker in 1910. They are both listed as married in 1910, although they appear to no longer be living togeher, but are both living still in Elizabeth, Union, NJ. In 1920, he's living in Brooklyn and listed as widowed and she's living in Elizabeth listed as married.

      Conrad Sherring and Cornelia Viele had one child:
        1.5.1. Hattie Sherring, born Jan 1874.

1.5.1. Hattie Sherring was born Jan 1874 and married about 1903 to Freeman Person. He was born about 1872. In 1910 and 1920 they had no children. She was a stenographer in 1900.

"Viele Records, 1613-1913" by Kathlyne Knickerbacker, NY, Tobias A. Wright, 1913, 301 pages (page 80-1) - this work gives a lot more detailed information about other descendants of Gerrit and about his ancestors, but little else about Francis.
1850, 1860 Federal Census, Indian Lake, Hamilton county, NY
1870 Federal Census, Queensbury, Warren county, NY
1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 Federal census, Elizabeth, Union county, NJ
1920 Federal census, Queensboro, Brooklyn, Kings county, NY
service records: New York: Report of the Adjutant-General
pension applications: National Archives And Records Administration. Civil War Pension Index.
(This can be found at the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC or through the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah "General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934". Microfilm #T288 (544 rolls))


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