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John Frederick Dietz and Sarah Jane Quinn had the following children:

Geraldine K.3 Dietz was born 1915.  She married John J. Coyne Canandaigua, New York, June 30, 1938. 

    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Fri. July 1, 1938  PAGE  8  COL  4

                        MARRIED        COYNE  -  DIETZ

Miss Geraldine K. Dietz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Dietz, North Main Street, and John J. Coyne, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coyne, Howell Street, were married Thursday morning at St. Mary's Church, the Rev. Michael C. Wall performing the ceremony.

The altar was banked with Madonna lilies. The bride was gowned in white chiffon with a pleated bolero jacket. Her halo veil was of Chantilly lace, and she carried a bouquet of bride roses and baby breath. She was attended by a sister, Miss Mary Jane Dietz, who wore aqua chiffon voile with a heart shaped pink hat and pink accessories and carried Talisman roses. William Coyne was best man for his brother and Leo Donohue of Canandaigua, and Paul Sherry of Geneva were ushers. The bride's mother wore an ensemble of black and white with black accessories. The groom's mother was unable to be present because of illness.

A wedding breakfast was served to 40 at Miller's Colonial Inn, where the bride's bouquet, Madonna lilies and the bride's cake formed the table decorations. A reception to 200 guests followed at the home of the bride where seasonable flowers and lilies were used in profusion. Out of town guests were from Buffalo, Rochester, Geneva, Syracuse, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ocean Grove, NJ.

After a short trip Mr. and Mrs. Coyne will live at 141 South Main Street. The bride's going away costume was a pink and blue ensemble with pink accessories. Mr. Coyne is a graduate of Canandaigua Academy and his bride attended Nazereth Academy, Rochester, and St. Joseph's Academy, Coral Gables, Fla.

Joseph1 Dobbler was born in Caprycke, Belgium February 28, 1865. Joseph died February 12, 1946 in Caprycke, Belgium, at 80 years of age.


DOBBLER -   Word has been received here of the death of Joseph Dobbler, 80, of Caprycke, Belgium, a resident of Canandaigua for more than 30 years, which occurred February 12, after a day's illness. 

Born in Belgium February 28, 1865, Mr. Dobbler came to the United States when a young man. He was a well known farmer in this vicinity and a staunch Republican. In 1924 he retired and returned to Belgium.

Survivors are three daughters and a son, Mrs. Alfons Hautekeete, Rochester, Mrs. Charles VanGelder, Chapin, Mrs. Elmer Reynolds, Littleville, 17 grandchildren, also several relatives in Belgium.

                           He married Lucy VandeVelder 1895. Lucy was born Belgium 1872.  Lucy immigrated, 1892 Christine Mary Dobbler South Bend, Indiana, 1894 .

Joseph Dobbler and Lucy VandeVelder had the following children:

Christine Mary2 Dobbler  was born South Bend, Indiana 1894.  Christine died 1950 at 56 years of age.

  She married Charlie Elmer VanGelder Canandaigua, New York, March 03, 1913.

                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL   Fri. March 7, 1913


At Canandaigua, March 4, 1913, Charles VanGelder and Miss Mary Dobbler, both of Canandaigua.

                           Charlie Elmer VanGelder - Charlie was born Canandaigua, New York September 21, 1889.  Charlie was the son of George Byron VanGelder and Elizabeth Ann Wheatley.  Charlie died April 25, 1953 at 63 years of age. 


Charles VanGelder, 63, of Chapin, lifelong resident of Ontario County, died Saturday, April 25, 1953, after a short illness.  He was born September 21, 1889, in Canandaigua, son of the late George and Elizabeth Wheatley VanGelder.  He was  a member of Chapin Methodist Church. Survivors include his stepmother, Mrs. Fred Mackey of Middlesex, four daughters, Mrs. Walter Wright of Manchester, Mrs. Clarence Chappell, and Mrs. Andrew Burt, both of Canandaigua, and Mrs. Robert Burgess of Chapin, five sons, George A. of Brockport, Charles A. of Palmyra, Philip E. of Buffalo, Fred M. of Chapin, and Francis A. of Victor, 33 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two brothers Lewis A. of Canandaigua, and David of Clifton Springs, two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Andrews of Canandaigua and Mrs. Herbert Cole of Chapin, and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the home in Chapin today.  Services there tomorrow, with Rev. Stephen S. Pratt, retired Methodist Minister, officiating. Burial in Pioneer Cemetery, Clifton Springs.

   At 24 years of age Charlie became the father of George A. VanGelder Canandaigua, New York, August 09, 1914.

             ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. Aug. 12, 1914  PAGE  6  COL  4

 BIRTH   -  VanGelder in Canandaigua Township August 9, 1914 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. VanGelder, a son.

Jennie Stafford Donaldson was born Rochester, New York January 27, 1843.  Jennie died January 31, 1911 East Bloomfield, New York, at 68 years of age.  Death record information given by her son, Herbert, stated her age was 68 years and 4 days.

                                 ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL February 3, 1911    PAGE  2  COL 2

EAST  BLOOMFIELD -   The death of Mrs. Jennie Donaldson Finegan occurred at her residence in the eastern part of the town on Tuesday night, after a short illness from pneumonia.  She was the widow of Patrick Finegan, whose death took place about 16 months ago.

Jennie Stafford Donaldson was born in Rochester, January 27, 1843, and May 1, 1868, she and Patrick Finegan were married, coming soon after to this town, where they have since made their home.

Honored and respected by the entire community, Mrs. Finegan was devoted to her family and friends, and was a true home maker. She leaves two daughters and three sons, Mrs. E. J. Pedley, of Cleveland, Ohio, Miss Emma Finegan, who resides at home, Herbert and William Finegan of this town, and Emmett, of Canandaigua, also one brother, George H. Donaldson, of Charlotte.

The funeral will be held from her late home tomorrow afternoon, being conducted by Rev. W. D. Robinson, pastor of the Congregational church, and interment will be in the East Bloomfield.

                             Patrick Finagan  was born Ireland 1832.  Patrick was the son of Anthony Finagan and --- Gallagher.  Patrick died October 12, 1909 East Bloomfield, New York, at 77 years of age. 

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday October 15, 1909  PAGE 5

                                                   DIED -   FINNEGAN

 At East Bloomfield, October 12, 1909, Patrick Finnegan, aged 77 years.

                     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday October 15, 1909  PAGE 2  COL 3

                     KICK of COLT FINALLY FATAL-   Death of Patrick Finnegan at East Bloomfield saddens Community

The death of Patrick Finnegan occurred very suddenly early Tuesday morning, at the family residence in the Eastern part of the town.  Mr. Finnegan was severely injured several months ago by a colt and ever since had been confined to his bed.

His injury was healing nicely when on last Saturday he had an attack of heart trouble. Dr. Wheeler was called but to no avail. Mr. Finnegan was born in Ireland 77 years ago. His family moved to this country and he spent his early years in Bristol and Henrietta.  For 40 years Mr. Finnegan had been an upright and much respected citizen of East Bloomfield.

His death will be a great loss to the community. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Miss Emma Finnegan of this place, and Mrs. E. J. Pedley, of Cleveland, Ohio, and three sons, Herbert, Emmett, and William, all of this place. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, at the family residence, Rev. W. D. Robinson officiating.  Burial in Village Cemetery.

William F.2 Donovan  was born August 1873.  William died 1958 Victor, New York, at 84 years of age.

          He married Grace VanDenbergh Victor, NY, March 19, 1902.

       VICTOR  HERALD  Fri. March 21, 1902  PAGE  3  COL  6

                        DONOVAN  -  VANDENBERGH

At Victor, March 19, 1902, William F. Donovan of Paddleford, and Miss Grace VanDenbergh of Victor.  This was a double wedding with her sister.

                                 SAME  PAPER -  VICTOR

                                  Double Wedding of Sisters

The home of H. Jenner VanDenbergh was the scene of a pleasant event on Wednesday afternoon, it being the occasion of the marriages of their daughters, Misses Grace VanDenbergh to William F. Donovan, and Miss Harriett VanDenbergh to James W. Maltman, all of this town.

The ceremonies were performed at 5 30 o'clock by Rev. Loren Stiles, of the Methodist Church. The wedding was a small one, only the immediate relatives and a few intimate friends being present. After congratulations and the wedding supper the couples left for brief wedding journeys.

               Grace VanDenbergh was born January 12, 1882.  Grace was the daughter of Henry Jenner VanDenbergh and Rosanna Amelia Fenton .  Grace died August 01, 1944 Victor, New York, at 62 years of age.

                 ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL Fri August 4, 1944

                                      DEATH  RECORD -  DONOVAN 

 At Victor, August 1, 1944, Mrs. William Donovan.

                          VICTOR HERALD   Friday  August 4, 1944

                                   OBITUARY   -   DONOVAN

The death of Mrs. William Donovan of Victor on August 1, 1944, brought the first break in the family circle of eight daughters and one son of the late Henry Jenner and Rose Fenton VanDenberg. Mrs. Donovan was visiting her daughter Mrs. Floyd Crary, in Rochester, when a second shock followed a previous light attack from which she had practically recovered. Within the week she was for the third time stricken, and was unable to rally.

She was for many years an active and valued member of the First Methodist Church of Victor, and of Gahayanduk Chapter OES, and was held in high regard by many friends.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Donovan leaves three daughters, Mrs. Floyd Crary, and Mrs. Jack Rowe, both of Rochester, Mrs. Lewis Simonds, Victor, one son Francis J. Donovan of Spencerport, seven sisters, Mrs. Phoebe VanZile, Florida, Mrs. Hattie Maltman, Victor, Mrs. George Blass, Red Creek, Mrs. I. B. Estes and Mrs. Arch Cuykendall, both of Victor, one brother, Earl F. VanDenberg, Rochester, Mrs. Lewis Kesel, Victor, Mrs. Eugene Erickson, Rochester, also seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted from the Sale and Cotton funeral home, Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Shirley L. Travis officiating. Burial made in Boughton Hill Cemetery. 

William F. Donovan and Grace VanDenbergh had the following children:

June Rose3 Donovan    She married Lewis Simonds Victor, New York, June 21, 1939.

       VICTOR  HERALD       Friday July 28, 1939


A simple wedding took place Friday afternoon, July 21st, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Donovan, when their daughter, Miss June Donovan, became the bride of Lewis Simonds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Simonds.  The marriage was performed in a corner bower of pink and white under a white satin arch from which hung a white horse shoe. Justice Arch Cuykendall, uncle of the bride, performed the ceremony.

The bride was dressed in a white lace and net gown and wore a cap style shoulder length veil and a corsage of red roses.  Mrs. Marian Rowe of Rochester, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. She wore peach colored organdie and blue head band. Her corsage was of pink roses and blue flowers.  The best man was Donald Simonds, brother of the groom.  Only the immediate families attended. A short reception followed the ceremony.

After a trip to the Adirondack Mountains, Mr. and Mrs. Simonds will be at home at 137 Arnett Blvd., Rochester.  Prenuptial events included variety showers by Mrs. Donald Maltman and Mrs. Marian Rowe of Rochester, the Officers Club of the Eastern Star at the home of Mrs. Charles Bailey and an emergency shelf shower at the home of his mother, Mrs. Simonds.

              Marian R.  Donovan   was born 1907.  Marian died December 27, 1988 Rochester, New York, at 81 years of age.

                          ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE

Wife of Raymond W. VanDenbergh, mother of Jack J. Rowe of Stockbridge, Georgia, sister of June Simonds of Victor, NY, grandmother of Dr. J. W. Rowe of Griffin, Georgia, and T. J. Rowe of Stockbridge, Georgia, and Janet Card of Ormond Beach, Florida, 6 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, numerous friends. Interment at White Haven.

           Raymond was born Grand Rapids, Michigan February 05, 1902.  Raymond was the son of Raymond Chambers VanDenbergh and Louise Adele Whitcomb .  Raymond died October 04, 1993 Rochester, New York, at 91 years of age.

                                 ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE      October 4, 1993

Predeceased by his wife Marian in 1988. Survived by his step son Jack J. Earline Rowe. Grandfather of Tommy, Jeffery and Janet. Five Great Grandchildren. Brother of Meryl Hanley of Canandaigua, uncle of Meryl A. Hanley of Irondequoit, Donna and William Andrews of Canandaigua, R. Ronald and Patricia Hanley of Henrietta. Brother in law of June Simonds of Victor. Also his devoted nurse and dear friend, Geneva Dobbs. Interment at Whitehaven Memorial Park, private.

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