Surname: Yerks

The Marriage of George Oakley Yerks to Annie Dora Cutler

The Marriage of George Oakley Yerks to Annie Dora Cutler

Finally…. conclusive proof as to the parents of George Oakley Yerks arrived today via US Mail.  George Oakley Yerks is the great, great grandfather of Colleen Hayes, my wife.  Since acquiring George’s Brooklyn Death Certificate several years ago, there has been a lingering doubt in my mind as to who his parents really were.  This is because the Death Certificate indicated […]

Fire in Alexander Yerks’s Store Almost Destroys Chappaqua

Fire in Alexander Yerks’s Store Almost Destroys Chappaqua

The newspaper article below was published in the Mount Kisco Record on December 20, 1890. It tells an interesting story how Chappaqua residents banded together to prevent a conflagration that could have destroyed their town.  A fire that started at Mr Alexander Yerk’s store quickly spread and challenged the residents of Chappaqua to save their town as there was no […]

Biography of Nathaniel Cutler & His Family of Mount Kisco

Biography of Nathaniel Cutler & His Family of Mount Kisco

The following is a biography of Nathaniel Cutler Sr. (b. 1 Jan 1808, d. 12 Apr 1886).  Nathaniel is Colleen Yerks’ great x4 grandfather .  He lived in Mount Kisco, New York for most of his life, but may have been born in North Castle. He married Sally Ann Weeks in 1829 and had several children. John Cutler 1828 – 1850 […]

Private Ralph Yerks, 'Killed In Action' in France during World War I

Private Ralph Yerks, ‘Killed In Action’ in France during World War I

Ralph Yerks was the third and youngest son of George Oakley Yerks and Annie Cutler.  According to his draft registration card filed on June 5, 1917, Ralph was single, living in Rye and was working as a plumbers helper.  His two brothers, Leroy (later known as James Leroy) and William Benjamin also registered for the draft on June 5, 1917.  The […]

Obituary: Jean L Condos Yerks, Mother Of James L Yerks IV And Colleen Yerks Hayes

Obituary: Jean L Condos Yerks, Mother Of James L Yerks IV And Colleen Yerks Hayes

Jean L. Condos Yerks,  of Port Chester, died peacefully at age 67 on December 4 after a brief illness.  She was born in Stamford on March 31, 1943.  She is survived by her mother, Patricia Barnes, brother Rick Barnes, son James Yerks, daughter Colleen Hayes and her husband Philip and grandchildren Samantha Yerks, Philip and Kevin Hayes. Her life will […]

Who Ever Said Yerks Research Was Easy?

Who Ever Said Yerks Research Was Easy?

As I continue to struggle to find proof that George Oakley Yerks is the son of William Townsend Yerks, I changed focus for a bit in hopes that something else might pop-up that would help me put the pieces of this family puzzle together.  I decided to research the brothers and sister of William T Yerks.   I’ll give you […]

4 Generations of James Leroy Yerks

4 Generations of James Leroy Yerks

This photo is of four generations of James L Yerks’. It was taken circa 1969. Based on a few early census records, James L Yerks appears to have changed his name from Leroy Yerks to James Leroy Yerks. James L Yerks Sr is the son of Annie Cutler and George Oakley Yerks. He had two brothers; Ralph who was killed […]