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The Yerks Family's of Neperhan / Unionville/ Hawthorne and Pleasantville in 1867

The Yerks Family’s of Neperhan / Unionville/ Hawthorne and Pleasantville in 1867

1 – A Yerks A Yerks > William Brook Yerks (Mary) > William Yerks (Catherine) Location: Rosedale Nursery, Saw Mill Road, Hawthorne, New York  Most likely, the site of the farm house that Catherine See & William Yerks (my wife’s 6th great grandparents) and their ancestors lived in while tending the 300-acre family farm in Philipsburgh Manor (Hawthorne). Notes of […]

The History of the Westchester County Almshouse in Eastview, New York

The History of the Westchester County Almshouse in Eastview, New York

Before The Eastview Complex…. Typically, responsibility for the care of indigents, the insane, orphans and abandoned children was held by the individual towns of the Westchester County. But in the early 1800’s, several town recognized the need of something better and found that by sharing resources, they may be able to care for more people and offer better services. 1815 […]

How Eastview, New York Looked in 1925

How Eastview, New York Looked in 1925

In this arial photograph you can clearly see where the old Westchester County Almshouse Complex stood. In the overlaid picture, the two foremost buildings can be seen in the red circle. You can also see the Almshouse cemetery on the other side the old Putnam (Ole Put) railroad tracks before is was buried beneath the Saw Mill River Parkway. The […]

The Life of Jeremiah Hayes in a Timeline

The Life of Jeremiah Hayes in a Timeline

05 SEP 1889  •  Born in Bedford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA 01 Jun 1900 •  10 years old living with parents John and Jane at 35 Front Street 7 May 1906 •  Death of John J Hayes, Father of Jeremiah Hayes at the Paper Mill. His son Jeremiah was 16 just years old. 24 Jun 1918 •  Marriage to Margaret Mary Sheehan in Manchester […]

A YERKS Family Bible Found!

A YERKS Family Bible Found!

More than a decade ago, I came across an archived newsletter in which a person named Cula Katzky  indicated that she was in possession of a “Yerks” family bible with several dates in it. She was not a Yerks family member and was seeking to return it to someone in the family. The newsletter was titled “SOMEBODY’S LINKS NEWSLETTER: Genealogical […]