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George2 Kotteker was born Rochester, New York November 1856.  George died March 16, 1935 Chapin, New York, at 78 years of age.  

                   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Fri. March 22, 1935  PAGE  7  COL 3

 OBIT -  KOTTEKER - Chapin has lost another prominent and greatly beloved citizen.

George Kotteker, 78, died on Saturday at his home here after several weeks illness. Mr. Kotteker came to Chapin when a young man from Rochester where he was born.

He was a staunch Democrat and served as tax collector for several terms, was postmaster and later assistant postmaster for 15 years. He seldom missed Sunday services at the church where he was a member for 51 years, and trustee for 25 years, and for 14 years janitor of the church. Mr. Kotteker was a member of McCabee Lodge, Canandaigua for many years.

The largely attended funeral was held from church Monday afternoon with Rev. Moyer of Milo Center, a former pastor and friend officiating. Mr. Kotteker leaves behind besides his wife, a son Lloyd Kotteker. Burial in Chapman Cemetery, Orleans Road.

                He married Anna M. Andrews Hopewell, New York, July 03, 1884.  Record number 14 at Hopewell Town Clerk office.  

                      ONTARIO REPOSITORY MESSENGER July 10, 1884

                                MARRIED     KOTTEKER  -  ANDREWS

At the home of the bride, Thursday, July 3rd,1884, by Rev. W. M. Benger, Mr. George Kotteker, of Chapinville, N. Y., and Miss Anna M. Andrews, of Canandaigua, N. Y.

          ONTARIO  COUNTY  TIMES  July 30, 1884 CHAPINVILLE  

Mr. George Kotteker and wife have removed from the village, and taken apartments with Mrs. Benham, next door to the church.  


 CHAPIN -   George Kotteker,  - Postmaster and sexton of Chapin church for many years, fell from the belfry of the church down the entire flight of stairs. Mr. Kotteker is a man nearing 75 years of age and has long been lame for many years having to always walk with a cane. It seems a miracle that he was not killed or bones broken. He received a gash in the forehead, a bruised arm and lame hip which confined him to his home a few days. Even the glasses he always wears were not out of place or injured. He is improving. 

Lloyd Andrews3 Kotteker was born Hopewell, New York March 20, 1893.  Record number 154 Hopewell. His discharge records from the US Army state he was born at Chapin, New York. Lloyd died September 04, 1976 Canandaigua, New York, at 83 years of age.                      

                       ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  September 6, 1976 PAGE  4C

Lloyd  A.  Kotteker -    At Canandaigua, age 83 years, September 4, 1976, survived by several cousins. Johnson Funeral Home, burial at Chapman Cemetery at the convenience of the family. His body was interred 1976 Hopewell, New York, Chapman Cemetery. 

Emma Lamay was born 1877.  Emma died August 19, 1943 Narberth, Penn, at 66 years of age.[i]  She married John Paul Hamilton Auburn, New York, June 28, 1899.  [i]. The Ontario County Times Journal August 27, 1943 stated that she was 66, and was a sister in law of Mrs. William E. Hanley. 

                                   ONTARIO  COUNTY  JOURNAL  June 30, 1899 

MARRIED    HAMILTON  -   LAMAY      At Auburn, June 28, 1899, John Hamilton, of Littleville, formerly of Canandaigua, and Miss Emma L. LaMay, of Auburn.

            John Hamilton  was born Littleville, New York January 18, 1878.  John was the son of Patrick J. Hamilton and Margaret Hassan.  John died March 30, 1951 Philadelphia, Penn., at 73 years of age.  He was baptized Geneva, New York, February 03, 1878. Religion: Catholic.  Nazareth College Rochester Diocese microfilm record shows Patrick and Margaret Hamilton parents and sponsors were Margaret Flannigan and William O'Malley. St. Francis DeSales Church record found on microfilm at Nazareth College, "Johannes Hamilton, Feb 3, Baptized Johannes, Natum  20 Dec., en Patrick Hamilton et Margaretta Hasson, Sponsors Guliermo O'Malley et Margaretta Flannigan. "

       Shortsville Enterprise  Friday August 7, 1903 Page 2  Col 4

Honored -   John Hamilton who for the past five years has been night operator for the Central at Auburn, has recently been appointed assistant ticket agent for the company at that station. John is the son of Patrick Hamilton of Littleville. His promotion is merited, and his many home friends extend him hearty congratulations. 

Minnie Randall3 Lambert was born Allen's Hill, New York 1877.  Minnie died November 21, 1944 Bristol, New York, at 67 years of age.  She married Levi Hampton Tiffany Bristol, NY, May 08, 1902. 

               VICTOR  HERALD  Friday  May 16, 1902

MARRIED      TIFFANY  -  LAMBERT    At Bristol, May 7, 1902, Levi Tiffany of East Bloomfield, and Miss Minnie Randall Lambert of Allens Hill.


Mary J. Lamport  was born Troy, New York June 11, 1825.  Mary died February 21, 1917 Canandaigua, New York, at 91 years of age.[ii]  [ii]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record. The record states that she was 91 years 8 mos. and 10 days old.  She married Harris Jr. Andrews.

                          ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday February 23, 1917  PAGE 5  COL 4                       

                           Andrews at Canandaigua, February 21, 1917, Mrs. Mary Jane Andrews, aged 91 years.                       

                                                Also on same page    COL  3

ANDREWS The death of Mrs. Mary Jane Andrews occurred at her home on West Gibson Street on Wednesday PM following a long illness. She was born in Troy, June 11, 1825 and had resided in Canandaigua the past 25 years.

There survive two daughters and one son, Mrs. Margaret LeRoy of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. S. E. Case and Charles H. Andrews of Canandaigua, also two sisters, Mrs. C. B. Anderson, and Miss Helen Lamport, of Canandaigua, six grand and 3 great grand children. Funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM. Rev. Guy L. Morrill will officiate. Interment at West Avenue Cemetery.

 Harris was born April 16, 1817.  Harris was the son of Harris Andrews and Elizabeth Drake .  Harris died November 25, 1892 Canandaigua, New York, at 75 years of age.  

                         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 2, 1892  PAGE  2  COL 6  

        Andrews in Canandaigua, November 25, 1892, Harris Andrews aged 75 years and 7 months.                       

                                        Also on PAGE  3  COL                         

Harris Andrews died last Saturday at his residence on Wood Street. The funeral took place Monday. Mr. Andrews was born in this neighborhood and spent his life of 75 years here. For years he managed a farm in Hopewell and only gave it up in old age to come to Canandaigua to reside. Few men were more generally known in this and neighboring places than was Mr. Andrews.

                               His body was interred 1892 Canandaigua, New York, West Avenue Cemetery. 

William H.2 Lamport was born in Pittstown, Rensselear Co., New York May 27, 1811.  William died July 21, 1891 Canandaigua, New York, at 80 years of age. 

                   ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wednesday July 22, 1891  PAGE 3  COL  4  

                                                DEATH of MR LAMPORT  

                                    THE  CLOSE of a BUSY and USEFUL LIFE

The Hon. William H. Lamport died yesterday, the 21st instant, at 11 30 AM at his residence on Park Street in this village.  As many of our readers are aware, the deceased had long been afflicted with cancer of the face, and it was the resistless progress of this fatal malady that finally caused his death.

Some months since it was thought advisable by the attending physicians to remove his left eye, but even this extreme measure failed to afford more than temporary relief, and the disease ultimately extended to the brain, and this put an end to his suffering. 

He leaves one son and one daughter, Mr. Charles H. Lamport of NY, and Mrs. H. F. Stark of Atlanta, Ga.. The latter came North several weeks ago and remained with him to the last. His last hours were also cheered by the presence of his sisters, Mrs. Harriet Griswold, Washington, DC, Mrs. Harris Andrews and Mrs. David Anderson, of this village, and also his brother, Mr. Hiram Lamport of Brooklyn.

 His son arrived from NY this morning.  William H. Lamport was a son of the late John Lamport, a native of Pittstown, Rensselear County, who was married to Margaret Sisson, a Rhode Island woman in 1806.  William H. was born May 27, 1811. In 1826 his parents removed from Rensselear County to the town of Gorham, Ontario County, where he grew to man's estate, and following the occupation of his father, became a farmer.

 His opportunities for obtaining an education were extremely meager, being limited after the family removed to Gorham to an attendance through three winter terms at the old log schoolhouse in district 2 of that town.

 In 1831 he was married to Mary Ellen Townsend of Benton, Yates County, who died in Canandaigua December 27, 1887.  In 1832 he united with the Presbyterian Church and ever after remained a consistent and devoted member of that organization.

During his long life Mr. Lamport was a called to fill many positions of public trust and responsibility, in all of which he discharged the duties devolved upon him with the strictest fidelity.  In 1840 he was elected by his towns men to the office of school inspector, and in 1845 to that of Supervisor, and 1846 was reelected.  In 1849 he was elected Sheriff of Ontario County. In 1854 he was chosen to represent the First Assembly District of Ontario County in the State Legislature, and in 1870 having in the meantime, 1864, removed to Canandaigua, was elected Rep. in Congress and two years later reelected.

There is much more in this article, however I did not transcribe it. His body was interred 1891 Canandaigua, New York, West Avenue Cemetery.  Section XVII

 Meeting of ex-sheriff's of Ontario County,  local observations,

W. H. LAMPORT   born Rensselaer County NY, 49 years old, married, served 1850, weighs 160 pounds, resides Ontario County NY.


John Lewis Lane and Loa Maize Randolph had the following children:

  Irma Lane was born May 06, 1911.  Irma died August 25, 1991 in Penfield, New York, at 80 years of age.   


Irma Lane  Footer  PENFIELD -     August 25, 1991.  Survived by son and daughter in law, Carl and Mary Ann Footer, 2 grandchildren, Donald and Nikki Footer, 3 step grandchildren, Michelle, Jodi and Corey Schultz, 2 sisters, Alice Hofer, and Marjory Webb, several nieces and nephews. Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, Fairport.  Interment at Oakwood Cemetery. Her body was interred 1991 in Penfield, New York, Oakwood Cemetery.

                      She married Carl Kier Footer  Carl was born March 03, 1908.  Carl was the son of George Jarrett Footer and Sophia Kier.  Carl died May 02, 1969 Penfield, NY, at 61 years of age. 

Carl K. Footer of 1140 Whalen Rd. Penfield suddenly May 2, 1969. He is survived by his wife Irma Lane Footer, one son, Carl L. Footer, of Fairport, one grandson, Donald, one sister, Mrs. Austin Helen Ormsbee of E. Rochester, two brothers, Kenneth and George both of Penfield, several nieces and nephews. Call at Richard H. Keenan Funeral Home, Fairport, Rev. Simeon Berney officiating. Interred at Oakwood Cemetery. 


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