• Yerks Farm Overlay in Hawthorne with Modern Map – 1925-2021

    By Published On: December 15th, 2021Categories: Surname: YerksTags: , , ,

    The black and white photo of the Yerks farm was taken in 1925 as part of an aerial photographing project. The modern map comes from a screenshot of Apple Maps. The Apple map was then manipulated to match up certain landmarks that have survived the 100-year difference. What a difference a hundred years make!

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  • 1925 – Catherine Yerks Farm in Hawthorne Revisited.

    By Published On: December 14th, 2021Categories: Surname: Yerks

    On December 6, 1785, the Commissioners of Forfeitures for the Southern District of New York awarded Catherine Yorkse (Yerks), widow of William Yerks, the 300-acre farm that her husband and her husbands family had been farming for many decades as tenant farmers of Philipsburg Manor. Philipsburg Manor was a large swath of central Westchester land

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