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Otsego County, NY



Gilbert Van Alstyne Freeman's Journal Dated: 1 February 1867 In the town of Cherry Valley, Jan 21st, 1867, Mr. Gilbert Van Alstyne, aged 90 years,
11 months,and 10 days. The deceased was born in Schoharie County and moved to Cherry
Valley in 1802. Submitted by Lori Driver


Ann VanBuren obit Nov 11, 1902, "Plattsmouth Journal", Nebraska (wife of Peter
VanBuren) Mrs Ann VanBuren, whose maiden name was Kinney, was born in
Connecticut August 15, 1835. At a very early age she was
taken by her parents to Otsego Co, New York, where she grew
to womanhood and was married to Peter VanBuren, November 1,
1853 in Cooperstown, NY In 1 Otsego County Obits
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Gilbert Van Alstyne Freeman's Journal Dated: 1 February 1867 In the town of Cherry Valley, Jan 21st, 1867, Mr. Gilbert Van Alstyne, aged 90 years,
11 months,and 10 days. The deceased was born in Schoharie County and moved to Cherry
Valley in 1802. Submitted by Lori Driver


Ann VanBuren obit Nov 11, 1902, "Plattsmouth Journal", Nebraska (wife of Peter
VanBuren) Mrs Ann VanBuren, whose maiden name was Kinney, was born in
Connecticut August 15, 1835. At a very early age she was
taken by her parents to Otsego Co, New York, where she grew
to womanhood and was married to Peter VanBuren, November 1,
1853 in Cooperstown, NY In 1864 they moved to Illinois and
from there to Otoe County, Nebraska. In 1878 they settled on
a farm a few miles north of Unadilla where they remained
until a few years ago when they left the farm and came to
Elmwood, where they remained until her death, which occurred
November 10, 1902. She leaves a husband, six children - four girls and two boys -
and a large circle of friends and acquaintances by whom she
was greatly beloved. Funeral services were held Wednesday
afternoon, conducted by Elder Cyrus Alton, of the Christian
church of which Mrs VanBuren was a member at the time of her
death. The remains were laid away at the cemetery churchyard
at Pleasant Hill. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Dollie VanBuren Jan 8, 1891 edition "Richfield Mercury" (nee Dollie Dingman) Little Lakes vicinity The death of Mrs Tobias VanBuren occurred at the house of her sons in this place,
Jan 2, 1891, aged 80 years, 4 months and 8 days. Mrs VanBuren has been helpless for the
last eight years. The funeral was held at the Baptist Church, Monday, Jan 5, Rev. Mr.
Smith officiating. Submitted by Judy Morgan


John VanBuren obit "Otsego Farmer & Republican", April 28, 1916, Cooperstown, NY Burlington Flats Reporter-----John VanBuren died at his home at
Springfield Center on Sunday evening following a short
illness of pneumonia, aged 75 years. In early manhood he
married Miss Roxanna Bigelow, who died four years ago. The
couple had two daughters, one of whom died several years ago,
and the other, Mrs William White is seriously ill with
pneumonia. The funeral was held at the Baptist church
Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., Rev. G.B Tubbs, officiating.
Interment was made in the cemetery here. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Peter VanBuren obit June 30, 1911, "Elmwood Leader-Echo", Elmwood, Nebraska Peter VanBuren, one of our old and esteemed citizens, passed away
at his home in Elmwood at an early hour last Sunday morning.
His illness was of short duration, and his death, therefore,
quite a shock to his friends and relatives. Medical aid was
summoned as quickly as possible when it was known that his
condition was dangerous, but nothing could resuscitate the
frail spark of life that still lingered. Mr VanBuren was
born Dec 7, 1831, in Springfield, Otsego County, N.Y. He was
married to Miss Ann M. Kinney November 1, 1853 in
Cooperstown, NY; moved to Illinois December 20, 1865, and
emigrated to Nebraska in a covered wagon in October 1878,
settling on the farm in Otoe county where he lived until
removing to Elmwood. Deceased leaves to mourn his departure six children, two sons and
four daughters, and five sisters and four brothers. He was a
kind and affectionate father and a friend to all in need, and
a loving brother to the sister who took care of him in his
declining years. Funeral services were held from the home on
Tuesday, interment taking place at Pleasant Hill cemetery
beside the grave of Mrs VanBuren, who died in 1902. Many old
time friends and neighbors were in attendance at the funeral. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Roxanna VanBuren obit May 23, 1912, "Richfield Springs Mercury, Richfield Springs, NY Mrs John VanBuren (Roxanna "Loxey" Bigelow) died on Friday after
having suffered for over 2 years. She had spent her whole
life on the farm where she died and also on the old Bigelow
home adjoining. Mrs VanBuren was united with the
Presbyterian Church and Middle Springfield in early life.
She was a woman of high Christian character and a very quiet
disposition. Her parents were among the early residents of
this town, being honored people and prosperous in their day.
She is survived by her aged husband and one daughter, Mrs
Will White, one brother Richard Bigelow of Richfield Springs,
and two sisters, Mrs Ferguson of Middlefield, and Mrs Charles
Steele of Springfield. The funeral was largely attended on
Sunday at the Baptist church with Rev. Duclair assisting.
Interment in family plot in Springfield Center Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Tobias VanBuren obit Nov 11, 1892, "Otsego Farmer", Cooperstown, NY Little Lakes----This place was startled by the death of Mr Tobias
VanBuren who was nearly 80 years of age. Mr VanBuren has
lived in this town quite a number of years with his son, John
VanBuren. Mr VanBuren was a member of the Baptist Church of
Springfield Center for a good many years, and continued to
believe firmly in Christ until called to meet his reward in
heaven. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Emerson VanCourt obit "Otsego Farmer", Cooperstown, NY June 3, 1910 Emerson VanCourt died on Friday of last week at Richfield, after
a long illness that he bore with great patience. Mr VanCourt
was an honest, kind-hearted man, and was much esteemed by his
friends and neighbors. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Martin VanCourt obit May 25, 1911, "Richfield Springs Mercury", Richfield Springs, NY Schuyler Lake------The body of Martin VanCourt was brought here Friday, May 19 from
Middlefield and buried here. He was one of the oldest residents of this town. Mr
VanCourt was 80 years old. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Mary Van Court obit Thurs, March 18, 1939 "The Utica Daily Express", Utica, NY Schuyler Lake---Funeral services will be held today at 3 pm for
Mrs Mary E. (Darby) Van Court, 95, oldest resident of this
village, at her home, the Rev. Charles Cramer officiating.
Burial will be made in the local cemetery. Mrs Van Court
died March 13, 1939 at the home of her granddaughter Mrs Lula
Neal, after a short illness. She was born in Hartwick,
oldest child of a family of seven children to Daniel and
Lydia Brown Darby. She married William Dingman, who was
called to serve in the Civil War and to them were born four
children: Ella, Jennie, Nellie, and Clarence, all deceased
with the exception of Mrs Nellie Light. Mr Dingman died 53
years ago and later she married Emerson Van Court who died
May 27, 1910. All her life was spent in this locality. She
leaves besides her daughter, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-
grandchildren. Contributed by Judy Morgan


William VanCourt obit 3/1/1922, "Oneonta Daily Star", Oneonta, NY Schuyler Lake---March 1---William VanCourt, a well-known farmer of Exeter, died Monday at
his son George VanCourt's home on Rider Farm, he had been in poor health for
sometime. He was the son of Stephen VanCourt and was born about 67 years ago. He is
survived by 3 sons, George, Jess, and Fred, and a daughter Mrs Mary Wintis?, 4
grandchildren, 1 brother, Theron VanCourt, 1 sister, Mrs George Osborn of Burlington.
The funeral wil be Friday at 1 p.m. at his son George's home. Interment will be in
Schuyler Lake Cemetery. Contributed by Judy Morgan


William Van Court obit "Farmers & Republican", Cooperstown, NY, March 3, 1922 William Van Court died at the home of his son George on the Rider
farm near Schuyler Lake Monday evening Feb 27 after a
lingering ilness of several months, duration which he had
been cared for by his daughter, Mrs Mary Winters, and Mr and
Mrs Van Court. He leaves beside his two children mentioned,
his wife who lives in Oneonta, two other sons, Jesse of
Schuyler Lake, and Fred of Hartwick. The funeral was held
Friday a the home of his son George. The body was placed in
the vault. Schuyler Lake Reporter.. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Charles D. Vannort obit "The Daily Star", Oneonta, NY, Tuesday, December 31, 1985 VANNORT-----Charles D. Vannort, of Unadilla, RD 2 died Monday, Dec
30, at Fox Hospital, Oneonta. Private funeral and committal
services will be later in Sand Hill Cemetery, Unadilla. There are no
calling hours. The family requests no flowers, in lieu of which
contributions may be made to the Unadilla Emergency Squad. Funeral
arrangements by the Westcott Funeral Home, Unadilla. Contributed by Judy Morgan


Alton VanWoert Alton M. VanWoert, 379 Chestnut St., died at 7:20 am yesterday at Fox Hospital where he had been a medical patient. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Friday at Bookhout funeral home. Rev Paul Huslander will officiate. The body will be placed in the Bookhout vault and burial will be made in the Plains cemetery later. Mr. VanWoert was born April 13, 1869 in Otego, son of George and Lurissa (Shepherd) VanWoert, and Oct 20, 1915 he married Ina Hubbell at Oneonta. He had lived in Otego and Oneonta Plains. He engaged in farming for many years at Oneonta Plains and moved to the present address after his retirement last May. He was a member of the Elm Park Methodist church. For 30 years he served as Director of the Otsego County Fire Insurance Company. Surviving are his wife; one daughter Mrs. Richard Cohen, and one granddaughter, Patricia, of Oneonta. Contributed by Lori Driver


April 3, 1958 The Otsego Farmer Mrs. Leonard Vunk Mrs. Henrietta Vunk, aged 94, died April 1, in the Clark Nursing
Home in Richfield Springs, after an illness of four years. She was born March 28, 1864, in Westville a daughter of Nelson J.
and Lavina (Thayer) Bates. She was married to Leonard Vunk
November 3, 1880, in Westville. He died February 9, 1936.
She was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Vunk lived in this vicinity all her life. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Lewis Averell of Cooperstown; a son,
Nelson F. Vunk of Glens Falls;; four grandchildren; Five
great-Grandchildren’ four great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Ingalls
Funeral Home here with the Rev. Robert H. Sheehan,
Cooperstown Methodist pastor officiating. Burial will be in
Lake Wood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience Contributed by Michele Culletto