Genealogical & Family History of Northern, NY
Pages 664-670

William Richard Cutter, A. M.
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BATEMAN. The immigrant ancestor of the Bateman family settled in Concord, Massachusetts. Before the Revolution Batemans settled in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Ebenezer Bateman was a soldier in the Revolution in a Berkshire County Regiment. A branch of the family was early at Fairfield, Connecticut, but only one Bateman was in the Revolution from that state, John Bateman. In 1790 there were only two heads of family of this surname in Connecticut, Benjamin and Stephen Bateman, and according to the census of 1790, there were also two heads of family of the name in New York, George Bateman, of new York City, and Reuben Bateman, of Albany. There was also a Job Baterman in Washington County and Isaac Baterman in Columbia County, and it I surmised that the name is a variation of Bateman. In 1790 Luther and Thomas Bateman had families in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, at the town of Lenox; William Bateman lived at Bethlehem and John Bateman at Washington, Berkshire County. The family has never been very numerous in this country.

(I) Adam Bateman was probably born in Herkimer County, New York, a descendant of the old Massachusetts family. He removed to Martinsburg, Lewis County, New York. He married Ann Peebles, who came of a Scotch-Irish family that settled among the first in Hampshire and Berkshire counties, Massachusetts. He was a shoemaker by trade.

(II) John P., son of Adam Bateman, was born in 1827 in Martinsburg, New York. He was educated in the public schools and learned the trade of harness maker, which he followed at Martinsburg until the Civil War. He enlisted December 31, 1863, in company I, Fifth Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, and served to the close of the war, being mustered out July 19, 1865. After the war he returned to Martinsburg, and followed the business of harness making as long as he lived. He married Ferocia, daughter of Guy Miner. Children: 1. Carroll Henry. 2. Russell E., mentioned below. 3. Anna May. 4. Melville L.

(III) Russell E., son of John P. Bateman, was born in Martinsburg, June 2, 1858. He attended the public schools in his native town. In 1874 he became clerk in the general store of R. J. Easton & Son, and remained in this position for six years. During the next two years he was clerk in the store of W. T. Brooks in the same line of business. He entered into the firm of Bateman, Mills & Company in March, 1882. He formed a partnership with Amasa S. Stoddard, June 22, 1889, under the firm name of Stoddard & Bateman, and the firm has become of the best known and most successful in northern New York. The store is in the town of Lowville and the firm carries a large stock of dry goods and general merchandise of all kinds. Mr. Bateman is an active and useful citizen, of wide influence and much public spirit. He is a member of the Presbyterian church of Lowville, and is a member of the board of trustees. In politics he is a Republican. He married, July 30, 1884, Fannie E. Pierce, of Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

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HAYES. Jeremiah Hayes was born in Ireland and died at Stockholm, New York. He came to this country about 1844 and settled in Norwood, New York, in the town of Potsdam. Afterward he removed to Stockholm, where he lived the remainder of his days. He was a man of excellent character, and well regarded by the community.

(II) John, son of Jeremiah Hayes, was born about 1824 in Ireland, died in march, 1904, at Colton. He came to America with his father when he was about twenty years old. He received his early education in his native place. He worked at farming all his active life, and in his younger days may hay on the present site of the village of Norwood. He owned a farm in the town of Pierrepont, St. Lawrence County, New York, and later removed to Colton, New York.

He married (first) Mary O'Brien; (second) Ellen O'Brien, born in 1836, at Swanton, Vermont, and now living at Colton. Children of first wife: 1. James, living at Hannawa Falls, New York. 2. Mary, living in Madrid. Children of second wide: 3. Daniel J., mentioned below. 4. Dennis, deceased. 5. Julia, deceased. 6. Katherine, a nun, teaching in the Catholic School at Brasher Falls, New York. 7. John, lives at Newcomb. 8. Josephine, lives at Newcomb. 9. Fred, in business in Childhood, New York. 10 Fannie, lives with her mother.

(III) Daniel Joseph, son of John Hayes, was born at Stockholm, New York, April 23, 1855. He went with his parents to live in Pierrepont, when he was seven years old and attended the public schools there and at Hannawa Falls, New York. He worked at home on his father's farm until he was twenty-three years old. Then he bought a half interest ina farm at Canton, and conducted it for four years. He sold out and bought a cheese factory near his father's farm and conducted it for seven years. He was successful in this business and took first prize for his product at various county fairs and exhibitions. In 1890 he sold his business and went west for a time. In 1892 he bought a livery stable at Tupper Lake, and since then has had a flourishing business there. In the summer months he has stables at Hiawatha and Wawbeek. He handles all the freight between Tupper Lake and Tupper Lake Junction, and his busses meet every train. He also conducts a farm at Tupper Lake. He is a director of the Tupper Lake National Bank. In politics he is a Republican and he has been highway commissioner and president of the incorporated village of Tupper Lake. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He married, in March, 1886, Mary Elizabeth Boyle, born at Pierrepont, New York, daughter of Patrick and Margaret Boyle, both natives of Ireland. Children: 1. Mark Timothy, born at Pierrepont, March 23, 187; graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, in 1909; now with the Tyler Tube & Pipe Company as chemist, Washington, Pennsylvania. 2. Julia Grace, born at Pierrepont, June 7, 1888, teacher in the Tupper Lake high school; graduate of the New York State Normal College in the class of 1909. 3. Dennis, born at Pierrepont, July 30, 1891. 4. John, born at Tupper lake, March 8, 1893. 5. Daniel, born at Tupper lake, May 14, 1895. 6. James (twin), born at Tupper Lake, July 10, 1897; died aged a year and a half. 7. Fred (twin), killed by the kick of a horse when he was six years old. 8. Margaret, born at Tupper Lake, May 15, 1899. 9. Lawrence, born at Tupper lake, January 11, 1901. 10. Frances Hilda, born at Tupper Lake, May 30, 1902. 11. Mary E., born at Tupper Lake, August 29, 1907. 12. Robert Emmet, born at Tupper Lake, November 23, 1908.

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HAYES. The surname of this family was originally Haas, a not uncommon German name. It has been Americanized since coming to America to the English form of Hayes.

(I) Andrew Hayes was born in Germany, where all his children were born. Late in life, after the death of his wife, he followed his children, all of them except his daughter Christine came to America. The son Andrew came first about 1834, and Mathew two years later; both settled in West Turin, near Constableville, New York, while the others scattered to various states. Children of Andrew: 1. Christine. 2. Andrew, mentioned below. 3. Catharine. 4. Mathew, mentioned below. 5. Gottlieb. 6. George.

(II) Andrew (2), son of Andrew (1) Hayes, was born in Germany, May 9, 1812; married, October 23, 1837, Magdalina Haller, born in Alsace, July 14, 1817, died January 31, 1888. Children: 1. Magdalina, born November 4, 1838. 2. Andrew, February 27, 1841. 3. Elizabeth, July 27, 1843. 4. Frederick, July 30, 1844. 5. Catharine, February 6, 1846. 6. Gottlieb, February 3, 1848. 7. Henry, November 27, 1849. 8. William, September 22, 1851. 9. Albert, July 4, 1853. 10. Amelia, November 4, 1847.

(III) Albert, son of Andrew (2) Hayes, was born July 4, 1853, and educated in the public schools of Constableville. He has been employed by the Steam Mill Company since leaving school. He married, February 7, 1882, at Constableville, Amelia, born August 16, 1856, daughter of Michael and Margaret --------------- Heldt. Children: 1. Ella M., born May 5, 1883; died May 5, 1902; married E. W. Findhaut; one daughter, Area, born May 5, 1883. 2. Franklin, born September 25, 1885, died September 25, 1885. 3. Arthur A., born September 16, 1886; died September 8, 1887. 4. Nelson G., born November 24, 1887. 5. Bertha A., April 5, 1890. 6. Alfred W., December 19, 1892. 7. Lulu R., June 8, 1894.

(II) Mathew, son of Andrew (1) Hayes, was born in Germany. He came to this country about 1836, and settled in West Turin, near Constableville, New York. He married Catharine Haller. Children: 1. Elizabeth, married Jacob Rauscher; children: i. Ida Rauscher, married David Berger, and lives in West Leyden, ii. Minnie Rauscher, married ------------ Fenn, of Rome, New York. 2. Minnie, married Jacob Myres; children: Nettie, Myron, Lillian, Albert, Jennie, Eugene, and one other. 3. Henry M., born April 5, 1852, drowned March 24, 1893; married Harriet E. Roberts. 4. William F., mentioned below. 5. Addie, died March 30, 1909. 6. Charles R., born December 9, 1879, married Carrie Miller; sons, Harry and Earl.

(III) William Frederick, son of Mathew Hayes, was born at West Turin, New York, march 10, 1854. He attended the public schools of his native town and the Lowville Academy. He taught school for fourteen terms during the winter months, and worked during the summer in the manufacture of cheese. He then entered into partnership with his brother, Henry M. Hayes, and built two cheese factories known as the Crofoot Road Factory and the Fish Creek Factory. After operating them several years the firm sold out. In 1890 Mr. Hayes, his brother, Henry M. Hayes, and Mr. Mathew L. McMoran, bought a third interest in the Steam Mill Company of Constableville, a large and flourishing concern. After the death of his partners Mr. Hayes bought the interests of his brother and now owns a half interest and is general manger of the company. The company manufactures sash and all kinds of lumber, and deals in flour, feed and grain of all kinds. The business was established in 1868. Mr. Hayes is a Republican, and has served the town as justice of the peace and member of the town board for a number of years. He is a member of the German Lutheran Church, of Mohawk Hill, New York. He married, March 10, 1881, at Boonville, Emma C. Auken, born at West Leyden, August 18, 1859, daughter of Michael and Eliza (Hushan) Auken. Child: Maud May, born July 13, 1884; educated at Constableville Union School, and the Utica Conservatory of Music; taught music until she married; resides at Fulton, New York; married, October 16, 1907, Dr. H. W. Schlappi.

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VAN DUZEE. Van Duzee is the Anglicized (or rather, Americanized) form of the Dutch surname Van Der Zee. The family located early in New York, then a Dutch colony, and has never been numerous. AS far as known all of this name are of the same stock.

(I) Albert Andrews Bratt, called "de Noorman," was the immigrant ancestor. At that time surnames were not commonly used among the Dutch, and for several generations many families followed the ancient custom of using the personal name of the father as a designation instead of a family name. In this case, however, Bratt appears to be a surname. He came to Rensselaerwyck, on the Hudson, in 1630, and most of his descendants have lived in northern New York in and about Albany.

(II) Storm Van Der Zee, son of Albert Andrews Bratt, was born on the voyage from Holland, according to family tradition, during a heavy storm, from which he took his name (or perhaps a nickname) that became fixed upon him. In an old deed, Storm's son, Wouter, is called "Wouter Storm Bratt," alias Wouter Van Der Zee. Storm was a trader, and in 1661 was complained of for smuggling in New Amsterdam. He married Hilletje, daughter of Gerrit Lansing. They had two sons: Albert, and Wouter, mentioned below.

(III) Walter, son of Storm Van Der Zee, was born about 1665-75, at or near Albany. He married, July 2, 1695, Jannetje Swart. Children, born at Rensselaerwyck, or Albany: 1. Storm, April 5, 1696, died young. 2. Elizabeth, July 10, 1698. 3. Storm, August 3, 1701, mentioned below. 4.Antoy, January 5, 1794. 5. Hilletje, August 25, 1796. 6. Catherine, January 1, 1708. 7. Albert, May 20, 1709. 8. Harman, March 4, 1711.

(IV) Storm, son of Wouter Storm Van Der Zee, was born in Albany, August 3, 1701. Children, baptized in Albany: 1. Wouter, born July 26, 1736. 2. Algie, December 17, 1738. 3. Cornelis, October 5, 1740. 4. Albert, April 10, 1743, mentioned below. 5. Teunis, August 24, 1846.

(V) Albert, son of Storm Van Der Zee, was born in Albany, April 10, 1743. He was a soldier in the Third Regiment of Albany County militia during the Revolution. Most of this family appear at Watervliet, Albany County. According to the census of 1790, Albert had two males over sixteen, and three females in his family; Albert H., of Watervliet, had two males over sixteen, three under that age, and four females; Cornelis had three over sixteen and five females. Albert, Albertus and Cornelis all were soldiers in the Revolution.

(VI) James Van Der Zee, or Van Duzee, as later generations have spelled the name, was probably born at Watervliet, Albany County, May 11, 1768, son of Albert. He settled in Hartford, Washington county, New York. In 1818, he came to Gouverneur, New York, and died there May 21, 1844. He was a carpenter by trade, and also followed farming. He married, Abigail Brown, of Hartford, born May 9, 1778, died in Gouverneur, June 3, 1820. Children, born at Hartford: 1. Deborah. 2. Ira A. 3. Resina. 4. Betsey. 5. Stephen B. 6. William S. 7. Abigail B. 8. Benjamin C. 9. Albert B. 10. Andrew J.

(VII) Alonzo B., son of James Van Duzee, was born at Hartford, January 19, 1804, and died at Gouverneur, March 15, 1832. He came with his father to Gouverneur in 1818. He learned his father's trade of carpenter and joiner, followed it through active life in Gouverneur, and built many of the houses in this section, many of which are still in use. He died of smallpox. He married Amy Smiley.

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(VIII) Charles, only child of Alonzo B. Van Duzee, was born in Gouverneur, August 6, 1830, and died March 18, 1909. He was educated in the public schools of his native town and at Wesleyan Seminary. He worked at farming in his youth, and afterward engaged in the manufacturing of furniture in partnership with is uncle, S. B. Van Duzee, of Gouverneur, and continued in this business the rest of his life. In 1882 the business was incorporated under the name of S. B. Van Duzee Manufacturing Company, and he became vice-president. He was a leading citizen in Gouverneur for more than half a century. In politics he was a staunch Republican, and prominent in public life. For many years he was chairman of the Republican town committee, and a member of the county committee. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He married, in 1865, Mary Clark, born in Rutland, Jefferson County, New York, July 15, 1835, daughter of Elias and Leafy (Wilcox) Clark. She is now living in Gouverneur. Children: 1. Charles, died aged eleven years. 2. Nettie, deceased. 3. Wilbur Alonzo, mentioned below.

(IX) Wilbur Alonzo, son of Charles Van Duzee, was born at Gouverneur, December 31, 1869, and was educated there in the public schools. He was associated with his father in the S. B. Van Duzee Manufacturing Company, and when the concern was incorporated, became secretary and treasurer. The head of the concern, S. B. Van Duzee, died in 1893, and since the death of his father, Charles Van Duzee, Wilbur A. Van Duzee has been sole manager of the corporation. He is a Republican, and a member of the town committee of his party. He is a member of Gouverneur Lodge, No. 325, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Crescent Encampment, No. 82; and Canton Freeman; also of Rebekah Lodge, No. 15, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. In religion he is a Presbyterian. He married, in 1903, Dora, daughter of High and Caroline Joyce, of Canton, New York. Children, born at Gouverneur: 1. Mary, February 22, 1905. 2. Ruth, November 27, 1906. 3. Charles, June 18, 1909.

SCHANTZ. The first settlers of this name in Lewis County, New York, were two brothers--Philander and Joseph--who, with their widowed mother, came to the United States from Germany, their native land, in 1841. They landed in New York City and proceeded directly to their destination and made settlement in the town of New Bremen on a tract of wild land which they cleared and improved. Their farms adjoined, and in their pioneer labor they joined forces in clearing and building. In the course of time the forest fled before the fields and the sturdy German emigrant owned well tilled farms and conformable homes. The line here followed is that of Philander.

(I) Philander Schantz was born in Germany, February 14, 1816, died in Naumburg, Lewis County, New York, May 14, 1894. After settling in Lewis County, and clearing his farm he continued its cultivation until his death. By thrift and industry he acquired a competence as well as the respect of the community. His latter years were spent in comfort and in the enjoyment of the fruit of his years of toil and self-denial. He was a Democrat in politics and a member of the church. He married, in 1846, Magdalene, daughter of Nicholas and Mary Hirschey Rinkenburg. Children: 1. Joseph, died in infancy. 2. Anna. 3. John R., see forward. 4. Mary, died January 22, 1882. 5. Barbara, died at age of eight years. 6. Joseph R. 7. Susan B. 8. Lena. 8. Louise, died March 1892. 9. Katherine. 10. David. 11. Philip. 12. Julia, died March, 1892.

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(II) John R., third child of Philander and Magdalene (Rinkenburg) Schantz, was born in the town of New Bremen, Lewis County, New York, November 18, 1856. He was reared on the farm, and educated in the public schools of the town. He was his father's farm assistant and, on arriving at the age when he was to decide on his own fortune, chose the life of an agriculturist, and has made a success of this business. He makes a specialty of dairy farming, and gives every detail his personal supervision. He is hospitable, generous and trustworthy. He has the confidence of the community, who have so expressed themselves by repeatedly choosing him for town offices of trust. He is a strong Republican in politics; he served his town in 1892 as collector of taxes; in 1893-86 as road commissioner, and in 1909 was again elected collector. He is a member of the Denmark Congregational Church, and the Patrons of Husbandry. He married, February 29, 1888, Emma C., born January 5, 1863, daughter of Elisha and Lucia (Watson) Carter, of Lowville. Children: 1. Clinton H., born April 30, 1889; graduate of Carthage high school, class of 1907. 2. Mildred M., April 15, 1892. 3. Marion L., January 18, 1900.

CLARK. Samuel Clark, the first of his family to settle in the United States and in Lewis County, New York, was born in Canada, about the year 1798, and grew to manhood in that country. He came to Lewis County, New York, at an early date and made settlement in the town of Martinsburgh. The country was then an almost unbroken wilderness and it was only the stoutest and bravest hearts that did not shrink from the privation and toil of creating a home in that untried region. Samuel Clark had the true pioneer spirit, and successfully braved all the dangers that lay in the forest, endured all the toil and privation of clearing a farm, prospered, erected a good residence and buildings, married and reared a family. His wife was Pamelia Hammond. Children: 1. Albert. 2. Alvin. 3. Alfred. 4. Newell. 5. Caroline. 6. Sarah.

(II) Alvin, son of Samuel and Pamelia Clark, was born in Martinsburg, New York, February 5, 1825, died May 21, 1884. He was reared on the farm and educated in the public schools. He remained with his father until he left home to assume charge of his own farm, which he had purchased in the town of Turin, Lewis county, which he operated during his remaining active years. He married, March 28, 1850, Mary Peebles, who died November 21, 1903, daughter of Sanford and ally (Bowen) Peebles. Children: 1. Hermon E., of whom further. 2. Newton A., born September 18, 1855, at Turin, New York. 3. Everett, born October 28, 1860, died March 23, 1899.

(III) Hermon E., eldest son of Alvin and Mary (Peebles) Clark was born in Martinsburgh, New York, May 27, 1851. He was educated in the public schools and at Martins Academy, Martinsburgh. He remained at home assisting in the cultivation of the farm until he reached man's estate, when he purchased a farm in the town of Watson, Lewis County, on which he lived until 1894. In that year he sold his farm in Watson and purchased a well located property of one hundred and fifty-acres in the town of Harrisburg, not far from the village of Lowville. He has ever since devoted his entire time and energy to the cultivation and improvement of his property, which he operates as a dairy and stock farm. He has it well improved and stocked with a good grade of cattle, and is striving constantly for better grades of stock and the most modern methods of operation. He is a man of hospitable, generous tendencies, and has the confidence and respect of the members of his community, where he is regarded as one of their solid, substantial citizens. He is a Republican in politics, a member of the Harrisburg Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, and with his family attend the Baptist Church. He married, January 25, 1877, Martha E. Cotton, at Carthage, New York, born at Felt's Mills, Jefferson County, New York, September 3, 1858, daughter of John and Mary (Ward) Cotton. 

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John cotton was born in England, June 12, 1834, and came to the United States when a child with his parents, who settled at Felt's Mills in Jefferson County. He married Mary Ward, who died in 1860, daughter of Nathan and Rachel Ward. Hermon E. and Martha E (Cotton) Clark have children: 1, Mary L., married Rae Austin, and had Helen Austin, born in Champion, New York, May 13, 1906. 2. Lillian, born May 30, 1887, married Victor Snyder. 3. N. Earl, born September 18, 1889. 4. Ruth, October 11, 1891.

ELMER. Isaac Elmer, an early settler in the Mohawk Valley, was born as early as 1750, and may have come thither from Connecticut, where a family of this name settled early at Windsor. In 1790, according to the first federal census, he has three males over sixteen, five sons under sixteen, and three females in his family. Among his children was Isaac, mentioned below.

(II) Isaac (2), son of Isaac (1) Elmer, was born about 1775. He married Anna Starkweather. Among their children was Alonzo, mentioned below.

(III) Alonzo, son of Isaac (2) Elmer, settled at Harrisburgh, where he followed farming. He sold his farm about 1870 and located on a farm at Hamlin's Corners, where he spend the rest of his life, and where he died February 8, 1899. He married Sarah Eliza Goutremout. Children: 1. E. Gibson, mentioned below. 2. Viola, married Howard Archer. 3. Frank. 4. Dora, married George McLane. Two others died young.

(IV) Elijah Gibson, son of Alonzo Elmer, was born at Harrisburgh, New York, in 1851, and was educated in the public schools and in Lowville Academy. He settled at Harrisburgh, Lewis County, New York. He married Alice Roberts, September 28, 1876. He was a well-to-do farmer and a popular and useful citizen. He represented the town of Harrisburgh in the board of supervisors in 1895-96-97-98-99. He was a charter member of the Twentieth Century club, member of Lowville Lodge of Free Masons, and for several years a of the board of directors of the Lewis county Agricultural Society; member of Harrisburgh Grange, Patrons of Husbandry. In politics he was a Republican, in religion a Baptist. In March, 1903, he moved to Lowville, where he died, March 28, 1904. Children: 1. Clinton L., mentioned below. 2. Spencer a., born January 15, 1879.

(V) Clinton L., son of E. Gibson Elmer, was born at Harrisburgh, Lewis county, New York, December 22, 1877. He attended the public schools and Lowville Academy. He worked on the farm during his youth, and when a young man continued to assist his father. Eventually he became manager of the homestead, The Meadows, as it is called. In 1909 he purchased the farm adjoining and now conducts both places. The farms are advantageously located in Harrisburgh, on the West Road, a short distance from Lowville village, and the land is of the best in the county. Mr. Elmer makes farming a study, and gives the details his constant personal attention. Like most of his neighbors he makes a specialty of his dairy. He owns a large herd and carefully breeds his own cattle. He is an influential Republican. He is a member of the Harrisburgh Grange, Patrons of Husbandry; of Lowville Lodge, Free Masons; and of Copenhagen Lodge, No. 831, Odd Fellows. He and his family attend the Baptist Church. He married, June 26, 1902, Ada A., daughter of Clerk and Helen (Freeman) Loomis. Children of Clark and Helen Loomis: 1. Charles W., born May 2, 1858; married Alice Gould. 2. Freeman L. Loomis, July 11, 1862; married Emma Ridgeway. 3. Eber F. Loomis, February 23, 1865; married Christina Brainerd. 4. Martha A. Loomis, December 29, 1867; married William Scott. 5. Helen Loomis, November 8, 1870; married Henry Trumbull. 6. Wesley H. Loomis, May 6, 1873. 7. Mary A. Loomis, September 19, 1875; married Orrin A. Elmer, mentioned above. 8. Ada A. Loomis, September 22, 1880. 9. William Loomis.

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