Obituaries of Hamilton County Residents #5
From Misc. Newspapers

Transcriber's notes in [ ], if no notes within brackets, then word(s) are missing or illegible.

Indian Lake deaths in Whitehall Times 1875 & 1876

Arbuckle, William Warner d. Feb 1875 at Indian Lake

Lamphere, Leander d. 11 January 1875 age 73 at Indian Lake former Whitehaller (Lanphear)

Blanchard, Frank d. 27 April 1876 age 2 yrs at Indian Lake, son of Edward Blanchard

Fish, Herbert d. 28 March 1876 age 11 mo. at Indian Lake, son of Lowell Fish

Hunt, Margaret d. 27 April 1876 age 3 yrs 6 mo. at Indian Lake daughter of Wm and Hannah Hunt

Lamphire, Mrs Abigail d.18 August 1876 age 71 at Indian Lake (widow of Leander Lanphear)

[donated by Georgia Anderson - added 22 Mar 2008]

Following Obits are extracted from, a wonderful site for central NYS historical newspapers!

Anna Boh

Utica Observer-Dispatch
Wed., Feb 25?, 1948

Mrs. Anna Boh

Camden - Mrs. Anna Boh, 89?, died Feb. 24, 1948, in the Ideal Convalescent Home, 410 W. Embargo St., Rome.

She was born in Morehouseville, Feb. 15, 1879, a daughter of Christian and Minnie Brandt Frank. She was married to Albert N. Boh in Morehouseville July 10, 1897. He died in 1947. Since then, she had lived at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph O'Rourke, Camden.

Most of her early married life was spent in Prospect. She came to Camden in 1923.

She leaves five daughters, Mrs. Elmer Miller, Boonville; Mrs. angleo Scirocco, Little Falls; Mrs. Harry Waterman, Canastota; Mrs. Joseph O'Rourke, Camden, and Miss Myrtle Boh, West Virginia; one son, Raymond, Morehouseville; one sister, Mrs. Rath Brown, Oneida; one brother Christian Frank, Utica; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

She attended the Methodist Church here.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow from the B. A. Sangorn & son Funeral Home with the Rev. W. H. Bradley officiating. Burial will be in the Spring in Camden.

John S. Boh

Utica Observer-Dispatch
Sunday, March 6, 1966

John S. Boh, Morehouse Assessor, Dies

Morehouseville - John S. (Ben) Boh, 74, assessor for the Town of Morehouse for the past two years, died yesterday in his home.

He was born in the Town of Morehouse and had lived here all his life. He was a self-employed carpenter for many years. He married Agnes Darby in 1920. Mr. Boh attended the cold Brook Methodist Church.

Besides his wife he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Robert Carr, Poland; Mrs. Snyder Kotubte?, Alaska, and Mrs. Eleanor Houghtaling, Cold Brook.

The funeral will be at 2 Tuesday from the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport with the Rev. Dennis Borst, Cold Brook Methodist Church, pastor, officiating. Burial will be this spring in the Prospect Cemetery.

Martin A. Boh

Utica Observer-Dispatch
Monday 19 Nov 1928

Martin A. Boh

Martin A. Boh, veteran of the Civil War, died yesterday at the home of Mrs. Charles Hart, 1425 Steuben Street, after a week's illness.

Mr. Boh was born Nov. 11, 1841, in Alsace, France, and came to this country at the age of 12. He lived first in New York city and enlisted as a private in Company C, Thirty-fourth Regiment, New York, May 7, 1861. He was wounded at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862, and again at Fort Fisher, N.C., Feb 22, 1865.

Mr. Boh came to Utica about 10 years ago. He lived on a farm at Morehouseville for a time after leaving the army until his wife, the former Mary Haremaker, died in 1918.

Surviving are four sons; Derrick W. boh, emmunclaw, Wash.; Albert N. boh, Camden; John S. Boh, Morehouseville; George N., Salamanca; and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Hart of Utica and several grandchildren.

Margaret Carr

Utica Daily Press
28 May 1968

Mrs. Margaret Carr

Mrs. Margaret French Carr, 75, of 2220 Highland Ave., widow of Charles E. Carr, and a 40 year resident of Utica, died May 27 in Faxton Hospital.

She was born in Morehouseville and attended schools there. She was marreid to Mr. Carr in Herkimer in 1909. He died in 1960.

She was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses, Highland Congregation.

She leaves a son, Robert S. Carr, Poland; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Mae Butler, and a brother, Edward French, both of Morehouseville.

The funeral will be at 10 tomorrow from the Matt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Old Cemetery, Prospect.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today.

Mrs. Howard (Jennie) Conkling

Utica Observer Dispatch
Tuesday 30 Jul 1963

Newport - Mrs. Jennie Conkling, 75, Morehouseville, formerly of Utica, died Sunday at Lake George where she was visiting relatives.

She was born in the Town of Morehouse, a daughter of Theodore and Eadora Becraft Remonda. She was married to Howard J. Conkling. For many years they conducted the Excelsior School of Business, Utica. He died in 1951. She moved to Morehouseville six years ago. She was a member of Central Methodist Church, Utica, and the Utica Rebekah Lodge.

She leaves a sister, Mrs. Priscilla Hurter, Lake George and three brothers, Elias E. Remonda of Morehouseville; Charles Remonda of Ilion and James Remonda, Syracuse.

The funeral will be at 4 tomorrow from the Autenrith Funeral Home the Rev. William C. Wood, pastor of Central Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Morehouseville.

Ernest H. duPont

Utica Observer-Dispatch
Thursday, March 4, 1937

Ernest H. duPont

Herkimer - Death of Ernest H. duPont, 61, occurred today, Mar. 4, 1937, at his home, 331? East Albany Street, following an illness of 10 days.

He was born in Morehouseville Nov. 21, 1875, son of Alexander and Liza DeLong duPont.

For 10 years he was an employe of the Wallace Coal Company here and previous to that worked as a teamster for the Snell Lumber Company for 14 years.

In 1899 he married Grace Petlock in Newport and she survives with two sons, William ane Leroy, Herkimer; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Blaise, Herkimer, and Miss Bertha duPont, of Waterville; three sisters, Mrs. John Phillips, Herkimer; Mrs. Wells Clark, Westfield, Mass., and Mrs. Cora Taylor, Springfield, Mass., also six grandchildren.

Christian Franks (disappearance)

The Otsego Farmer
Cooperstown, NY, Fri. July 1, 1898

A reward of fifty dollars has been offered for any information that will lead to the discovery of the whereabouts of Christian Frank, of Morehouseville, supervisor of Hamilton county, who left his home on Monday, May 23 to attend the spring term of court at Lake Pleasant. Since that time no tidings of his whereabouts have reached his friends and much anxiety is felt at his protracted absence. No apparent reason is known why he should so mysteriously disappear and it is thought he may possibly have met with an accident or been foully dealt with.

Barbara Herzlein Haganour

Utica Sunday Journal
28 Jul 1901

Haganour - Mrs. Barbara Herzlein Haganour, who died at her home, No. 206 Sunset avenue, July 22, was born in Neukirchen, Bavaria, June 5, 1821. She married Henry Haganour and they removed to America in 1847, locating in Morehouseville, Hamilton county. The following spring they came to Utica, which was afterwards their home. Mr. Haganour died Jan. 27, 1899. Mrs. Haganour was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and of the Ladies' Aid Society connected therewith. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. David Owens, with whom she had lived 24 years, and two grandchildren, Dr. Henry C. Hagnour and Miss Ada C. Haganour of this city.

Eleanor Hart

Utica Daily Press
Tuesday, 10 Dec 1929

Mrs. Charles O. Hart, 53 died suddenly yesterday morning at her home, 1425 Steuben Street. She was about Sunday visiting with relatives but a cerebral hemorrhage caused her demise.

Her maiden name was Miss Eleanor Boh, and she was born in Prospect, July 16?, 1874. She was married to Mr. Hart 39 years ago, and lived in Morehouseville and Barneveld before coming to Utica about 10 years ago. She was a member of Central M. E. Church and was prominent in its numerous activities.

Mrs. Hart is survived by her husband; one son, William M. Hart; a granddaughter, Barbara Hart, all of this cit; four brothers, Derrick boh, Ennumelaw, Wash; George, Cornell; Albert, Camden, N.Y., and John, Morehouseville.

George F. Hoffmeister

Utica Daily Press
Feb 8, 1954

Grant - George F. Hoffmeister, 59, dairy farmer, died at his home on the Hinckley-Grant road Feb. 6, 1954, after a long illness.

He was born at Morehouseville on June 13, 1894, son of Autustus and Mary Combs Hoffmeister. He married May Boyce on June 14, 1922.

He was a veteran of World War 1.

Mr. Hoffmeister attended the Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, a sister, Mrs. V. H. Edmonds, Utica; three nephews, a neice and an aunt.

The funeral will be from his home at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Poland Cemetery in the Spring.

Henry C. Kreuzer

Albany Evening Journal
17 Jan 1923

Henry C. Kreuzer

The funeral of Henry C. Kreuzer, ??, an employee in the transportation department of the General Electric company for more than 15 years, took place this afternoon from his home in Schenectady. The Rev. A. W. Clark, of the welfare department of the General Electric company, conducted services. Burial was in Parkview cemetery.

Mr. Kreuzer died Monday at his home after a short illness of pneumonia. He was born in Morehouseville, Hamilton county, and lived in Schenectady about 15 years. he leaves his wife and a son, Charles; a granddaughter, Jean of Cleveland; his mother, of Morehouseville; three brothers, William, of Herkimer; Albert, of Albany, and George, of Morehouseville, and a sister, Miss Mary Kreuzer, also of Morehouseville.

Pauline Kuhn

Utica Herald Dispatch
29 May 1915

Mrs. Pauline Kuhn

Willowvale, May 19 - At her home here Thursday occurred the death of Pauline Marker, widow of Frederick Kuhn. Mrs. Kuhn was born in Germany and came to this country with her parents when 5 years of age and located in Morehouseville, Hamilton County, where she resided 14 years, later in New York City for a number of years, where she married Mr. Kuhn in 1865?, whom she survived 14? years. After her marriage she resided in Chicago for 11 years, for the past 25? years she had resided at Willowvale, where she had many friends. Mrs. Kuhn was highly respected by all. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. J. C. Dewhurst and Mrs. G. Kerr of Utica, Mrs. David Dunham of Illion; five sons, Charles of Utica, Ferdinand, Fred, William and George Kuhn of Willowvale; two sisters, Miss Marker of Sauquoit and Mrs. Henry Sorn of Bridgewater.

She leaves one brother H. G. Marker of Sauquoit.

Charles M. Lewis

Rome - Semi-Weekly Citizen
15 Oct 1895

LEWIS - At Morehouseville, Oct. 9, 1895, Charles M. Lewis, eldest son of Mrs. Elizabeth and the late David M. Lewis of Utica, aged 27 years.

Bertha Theresa Marker

Utica Herald Dispatch
27 Sep 1918

Bridgewater, Sept. 27 - Bertha Theresa Marker died yesterday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Henry Sons, after an illness of several months. She was born at Morehouseville, Madison [sic] County, on April 26, 1847 and her younger days were spent in that place. All of her life afterwards was spent on a farm near Sauquoit except three years in New York City. For the past six months she had made her home with her sister here. Miss Marker was a member of the M. E. Church and was esteemed by all.

Besides her sister Miss Marker is survived by the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Edward Willard of Utica, Mrs. Johnson Dewhurst of Utica, Mrs. David Dunham of Ilion, Mrs. Robert Jones of Syracuse, Mrs. Roy Pierce of Bridgewater, Fred Ferdinand and William Kuhn of Sauquoit, George Kuhn of Chadwicks, Charle Kuhn of Utica and a number of other nieces and nephews in the west.

Elias Remonda

Utica Observer Dispatch
Sat. Aug 7, 1965

Elias Ellsworth Remonda, 73, formerly of 1627 Kemble St., retired office manager of Philip Thomas Lumber Co., died yesterday in his home in Morehouseville where he had lived for the past nine years.

He was born in Morehouseville. He attended Morehouseville schools. He graduated from the Excelsior Business School. Mr. Remonda was a World War I veteran, having served in France and Germany.

He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and its Chevaliers, also of the American Legion and Central City Lodge IOOF.

Mr. Remonda married Ethel Philipps in 1922. She died in 1957. He retired in 1956 from the lumber business.

He leaves a daughter, Mrs. John (Ruth) Gilbert, Camden, N.J.; a son, Warren, Utica; a sister, Mrs. Priscilla Hurter, Lake George, and two brothers, James, Jamesville, and Charles, Ilion.

The funeral will be at 2 Monday from the Lankton, Townsend and Cronk Funeral Home, with the Rev. P. Arthur Brindisi officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 tomorrow.

Mary Rickard

Utica Daily Press
December 1942

Mrs. Mary Rickard

Ohio - Mrs. Mary Rickard, 87, died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Dagenkolb, Ohio City, Dec. 18, 1942.

Born in Morehouseville, she was married to Nelson Rickard June 24, 1878. After several years' residence in Morehouseville they moved to Ohio city. He died in 1911.

Besides Mrs. Dagenkolb, she leaves another daughter, Mrs. Ephrim Wheeler, Prospect; three sons, Nicholas, Ohio; Henry, Far Hills, N.J., and Howard, cold Brook, and a brother, H. F. Kreuzer, Morehouseville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., today, in Griffith Funeral Home, Remsen. The body will be placed in a vault in Prospect for burial in the spring in Ohio Cemetery.

Roberts [son of John Roberts]

Roman Citizen
May 1892

Thursday morning the 9 year old son of John Roberts of Morehouseville was drowned in West Canada creek. He was with a party driving logs, and undertook to run across the logs and fell into the water. The body was recovered.

John Ruff [sic - I believe it should be Russ]

Utica Daily Press
Feb. 1945

John Ruff Dies;
Warden 18 Years

Cold Brook, John E. Ruff, 61, Game Warden of Herkimer County for the past 18 years, died Feb. 18, 1945 in St. Luke's Hospital, Utica, after a long illness.

The son of Daniel and Mary Brand Ruff, Morehouseville, he was engaged in the lumber business and operated a saw mill at Morehouseville for many years. His record as game warden had been highly praised by the Conservation Department.

He was a resident of Cold Brook for 21 years, and in 1911 married Mrs. Sarah Darby, Little Falls. He was a member of Newport Lodge 455 F&AM.

Besides his wife, he leaves one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Raymonda and one stepdaughter, Mrs. John S. Boh, both of Utica; two sons, Lt. James Ruff, Holland and Ens. John Ruff Jr., Washington, D. C.; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. WAllace Kilburn, Morehouseville and Mrs. Herbert Hughes, Utica.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Elmer Schriner

Utica Daily Press
Thursday, Jan. 11, 1973

Milford - Elmer Schriner, 68, formerly of the Town of Ohio, a farm employee for several years, died Tuesday in the home of his brother-in-law, Allan Thomas of Edson Corners.

He was the son of the late Katherine Dagenkolb, Town of Ohio.

He was born in Morehouseville. He married Olive Thomas of Milford in 1942.

Besides his wife he leaves two half-sisters. Mrs. Henry Blue, Cold Brook, and Mrs. Charlotte Wright, Town of Ohio, and a half-brother, John Dagenkolb, Cold Brook.

The funeral will be at 2 Saturday from the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, Milford. Burial will be in Milford Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 Friday.

Minnie Sorn

Brookfield Courier
13 Jan 1926

Mrs. Minnie Sorn

Mrs. Minnie Sorn, widow of the late Henry Sorn, died at her home Saturday morning, January 9, after an illness of two months.

Minnie Marker was the daughter of Charles F. and Rosanna Marker, and was born at Morehouseville, Hamilton county, in 1850. Her early days were spent on the Marker homestead about one mile west of Sauguoit. In 1877 she married Henry Sorn and came to Bridgewater to live in the Sorn homestead where her death occurred. She was a member of the Methodist church of which her father was a layman for many years.

She leaves three daughters and a son; Mrs. Edward Wellar of Utica; Mrs. Roy Pierce, Emma and Henry Sorn, all of Bridgewater. She also leaves six grandchildren.

The funeral was held from her late home Tuesday at two o'clock, Rev. Cecil H. Plummer, pastor of the Congregational church officiated. Intermnet was in Fairview cemetery.

George C. Winchell

Rome - Semi-Weekly Citizen
15 Oct 1895

WINCHELL - At Orleans, n.y., Oct. 12, 1895, George C. Winchell, son of Mrs. Josephine Winchell, of Utica, in his 35th year.

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