• Supporting Documentation for William Yerks (b. 10 Apr 1725, d. BEF 1785) Application for Patriot Status with the DAR

    By Published On: November 14th, 2020Categories: In The Military, Surname: Yerks, Uncategorized

    Souvenir of the Revolutionary Soldiers' Monument Dedication, at Tarrytown, New YorkBy Tarrytown (N.Y.). Monument Committee, Marcius Denison Raymondpg. 42 & pg. 44 The name of William Yerks appears on the Muster roll of Capt. Gabriel Requa's Company of Militia of East Philipsburg, now in the position of Professor Beckford, Dean of Columbia College.   New

  • Thanks To Those Relatives Who Servered

    By Published On: May 23rd, 2009Categories: In The Military

    Ralph Yerks b. 6 Apr, 1894, d. 13, Sep 1918 (Killed In Action) World War I, US Army, 9th Infantry, 2nd Division Killed in Action and is buried in Thiaucourt, France at the St. Mihiel American Cemetery. Genealogy Note: Colleens Great Uncle Lloyd W. Lewis b. 22, May 1928, d. 9 Mar 2000 Served with the

  • Mystery Solved: Village of Rye’s World War I Monument Names William & Ralph Yerks (Yerkes)

    By Published On: August 21st, 2008Categories: In The Military, Surname: Yerks

    In one last act of desperation to find some type of mention of Ralph Yerks at a War Memorial,  I emailed the Rye Historical Society to ask them if there was a War Memorial in Rye.  Rye was the only town that I had had not visited because I was unfamiliar with it.  Within 12 hours, I received

  • The Search For Ralph Yerks WWI Recognition Goes On

    By Published On: August 20th, 2008Categories: Bio's, In The Military, Surname: Yerks

    Ralph Yerks (born April 4, 1894 in Bedford Hills, New York) served and died for his country in World War I, yet we cannot find a memorial in Westchester County that recognizes him. Ralph Yerks, Private, U.S. Army 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Division Entered the Service from: New York Died: September 13, 1918 Buried at: