My Maternal 3rd. Great Grandfather, Abraham Linderman Resided in Winona, Minnesota

Sgt Abraham “Abraim” Linderman 
Orange County
Sep. 2, 1893
Winona County
Enlisted in Civil War as Pvt. and promoted to Sgt. when he re-enlisted for the Union. A Yankee soldier. [ABRAHAM] A. LINDERMAN WAS A UNION [YANKEE] SOLDIER, ON 14 AUGUST 1862, A SERGEANT IN COMPANY F, OF THE 117th. ILLINOIS INFANTRY , ENLISTED IN CAIRO, ALEXANDER COUNTY, ILLINOIS; DURING THE CIVIL WAR BETWEEN 1862-1865, BOX #000539, EXTRACT # 0053, RECORD #0000169.
He was born in New York. His parents moved from Germantown Twp, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania to Montgomery, Orange County, New York.
His ancestors settled in Germantown Twp., Pennsylvania in 1740. His ancestors helped found America. Our Linderman ancestors fought in the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, American Civil War.
We are proud German descendants of the Linderman family, and the Hammell family were from England.
Abraham married Mary Hammell 26 November 1835 in Newfield, Orange County, New York.
They moved to Minnesota in 1856.
Their homestead was at 231 E. Mark St, Winona, Minnesota.
He and Mary had one child, Mary Linderman.
God bless my poor ancestors, they lost so much.
Abraham survived the Civil War, and lived until 1893 with his beloved wife Mary, in the Linderman Home place at 231 E. Mark St., Winona, Minnesota.
His wife, Maria A. (Mary) (Hammel) Linderman, preceded him in death, in 1884.
They are all buried together in the LINDERMAN Family Plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Winona County, Minnesota
Family links:
  Mary (Hammell) Linderman (1815 – 1884)
  Mary Linderman (1859 – 1924)
Woodlawn Cemetery
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21069099
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My Maternal 4th. Great Grandfather, Ezekiel Linderman, New York

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Ezekiel Linderman

Birth: 1768
Orange County
New York, USA

Death: 1848
Ballston Lake
Saratoga County
New York, USA 

Son of Johann Jacob Linderman and Catherine (MacLean) Linderman.

First Spouse: Margaret Ridner/Redner/

Marriage: 28 March 1793
Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Shawangunk, Ulster, N.Y.


child 1: unknown /Linderman/
gender: Female
birth 1811 (twin of Abraham)
Cayuta Twp., Tioga, New York
death 1811 child 

2: Abraham /Linderman/ [my third great grandfather]
gender: Male
birth 1811
Cayuta Twp., Tioga, New York
death 3 September 1891
Winona, Winona, Minnesota
moved 1837
St. Charles, Kane, Illinois

child 3: Catherine /Linderman/
gender: Female
birth 12 September 1799
Montgomery, Orange, New York
death 29 January 1882
Courtland, De Kalb, Illinois

child 4:Nancy /Linderman/
gender: Female
birth 9 July 1797
Montgomery, Orange, New York
death 2 February 1878
St. Charles, Kane, Illinois

child 5: John Redner /Linderman/
gender: Male
birth 15 January 1794, Orange, New York
baptism 22 June 1794, Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Crawford Twp., Orange, N.Y.
death September 1877, Oakland, Michigan
burial Sashabaw Cemetery, Sashabaw Plains Twp., Oakland, Mi.

child 6: Jacob /Linderman/
gender: Male
birth 12 December 1795
Montgomery Twp., Orange, New York, 

baptism 1796 German Reformed Church of Montgomery, Orange, N.Y.
death 12 April 1872, Gun Plains, Allegan, Michigan
moved, Cattaraugus, New York

child 7: Nicholas /Linderman/
gender: Male
birth 22 November 1803, Wallkill, Orange, New York
death 3 February 1887, Ischua, Cattaraugus, New York
burial Fitch Cemetery, Ischua, Cattaraugus, N.Y.

Submission date: 12 Oct 2012
submission id: MMCZ-6DY

Seen as a Ridner in marriage record, then as a Redner in record of son John’s birth.

Second spouse:

Mary Ann Miller

born: England

married 19 march 1839
Kane County, Illinois

1820 U.S. Census
1830 U.S. Census
1800 U.S. Census
1825 State Census
1810 U.S. Census    

Also U.S./Can. Book, 1850 U.S. Census
Orange County Genealogical Society, Hopewell Presbyterian Church Records (Goshen, N.Y.:), Compiled by; Mrs Jean D. Worden, Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Shawangunk, Ulster, New York (Goshen, N.Y.: , cir.1940)
Compiled by ; Helen F. Lewis, New York’s Finger Lakes Pioneer Families (Rhinebeck, New York : Kinship, c.1980’s) Source Citation
“Pedigree Resource File,”  database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 October 2012), entry for Margaret /Redner/.

Over time the name was shortened to Ballston. Early settlers in this area feared attacks from Mohawks, who already inhabited the region and who resented the establishment of European buildings on their sacred grounds. One of Ballston’s historic sites is Indian Rock, a large boulder where Mohawk tribesmen reputedly took white captives (children, in some cases) to torture and kill them.

Ballston Lake, BALLSTON, NEW YORK: The region was first settled around 1763. In 1775, the area became a District in Albany County.
In 1780, British forces attacked the northern part of the town and took captives back to Canada. The area was originally called “Ball’s Town” and “Ballton.” The town was formed in 1785 while still in Albany County. The original owners of the town were the McDonald brothers. Eliphalet Ball bought the area of land from them and called it Ball’s Town. Ball also paid the brothers 1 barrel of rum for the e, a narrow, 3.7-mile (6.0 km)-long lake with a maximum depth of 120 feet (37 m) in the south of the region, was called “Shanantaha” by natives. It was known to early white settlers as Long Lake. The lake was part of the Mohawk River during the glacial age and archaeological digs have unearthed artifacts indicating settlement around the lake as early as 3,500 BCE. For a long time the depth of Ballston Lake was not determined, due to the multiple caves that prevented divers from going to the bottom. There has been an artifact found that is dated 2000 B.C. It is also believed that a lake monster exists within one of the hundreds of caves. That is called by the natives Big Tim and has been spotted by multiple people.  Wikipedia

Family links:

Johann Jacob Linderman (1720 – 1792)
Catherine MacLean Linderman (1728 – 1792)

Margarette Redner Linderman (1764 – 1839)

Jacob Linderman (1796 – 1872)
Abraham Linderman (1811 – 1891)
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Oct 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99856384



My Maternal 4th. Great Granduncle, Pvt. Cornelius Linderman, New York Militia

My maternal 4th. Great Granduncle, Pvt. Cornelius L. Linderman, New York Militia from 19 April 1775 to 1783 during the American Revolutionary War.

Birth: Mar. 29, 1756
Ulster County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1848
Tompkins County
New York, USA

Son of Pvt. Johann Jacob Linderman and Catharina (MacLean) Linderman.Husband of Antje “Anna” Jung (Young) Linderman.

Father of Isaac, Ezekial, Elshe, Jacob, Cornelius, William, Henry, John, Elsie, Anna, Alche, Elizabeth, Nancy, Jane, Mary and Catherine.

Veteran of the American Revolutionary War
DAR Patriot Ancestor# A070545.
Ulster County Militia, 4th Regiment.  Dutchess County Militia, 6th Regiment.
(1)Capts Graham, Millspaw, Barclay, Mole.
(2)Cols Hasbrouck, Paulding & McLaugherty.

The New York Guard is one of the largest and best organized State Guards in the United States.  It is historically derived from Revolutionary and Civil War era state military units that were reorganized several times in American history in response to various international and domestic crises.

Organized under the Military Law, State of New York, the New York Guard cannot be federalized and cannot be deployed outside New York State without the consent of the governor.

Died age 91 years, 10 months & 9 days

Father of 15 children: 

Elsie (b1779) Butters

Annie (died in infancy)

Catherine (b1782) Roberts

William (b1784) 

Elizabeth (b1786) Valleau 

Sarah/Sally (b1788) Casterline

Anna (b1790) Compton

Mary (b1792) Townsend

Isaac (b1793) (twin)

Jacob (b1793) (twin)

Cornelius (b1796) 

Nancy (b1798) Wilcox

 Henry (b1800)

 Jane (b1802) Thompson

John (b1803)

Family links: 
  Johann Jacob Linderman (1720 – 1792)
  Catherine MacLean Linderman (1724 – 1792)
  Anna Young Linderman (1759 – 1841)
  Elsie Linderman Butters (1779 – 1861)
  Catherine Linderman Roberts (1782 – 1852)
  William D Linderman (1783 – 1855)
  Elizabeth Linderman Valleau (1785 – ____)
  Sarah Linderman Casterline (1788 – 1875)
  Anna Linderman Compton (1790 – 1873)
  Mary Linderman Townsend (1792 – 1869)
  Jacob Linderman (1793 – 1860)
  Cornelius Linderman (1796 – 1875)
  Nancy Linderman Wilcox (1798 – 1882)
  Henry Linderman (1801 – 1876)
  Jane Linderman Thompson (1802 – 1875)
  John C. Linderman (1803 – 1884)
  Elizabeth Linderman Bentzel (1754 – 1845)
  Cornelius Linderman (1756 – 1848)
  Peter Linderman (1757 – 1848)
  Johannes Linderman (1758 – 1848)
  Ezekiel Linderman (1768 – 1848)
  Jason Linderman (1772 – 1872)
  Mary Linderman Osmun (1773 – 1850)

Ithaca City Cemetery 
Tompkins County
New York, USA
Plot: ws-b-86-1
Maintained by: ladymayflower
Originally Created by: sjs953
Record added: Jan 07, 2010 
Find A Grave Memorial# 46434820

Family links:

Anna Young Linderman (1759 – 1841) also spelled as Antje Jung

Ithaca City Cemetery
Tompkins County
New York, USA
Plot: ws-b-86-1
Maintained by: ladymayflower 

Created by: sjs953
Record added: Jan 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46434820

Cornelius Linderman
Added by: John & Dolores Chase
Cornelius Linderman
Added by: sjs953
Cornelius Linderman
Added by: sjs953

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Bodine’s Bridge, Montgomery, Orange County, New York.

Bodine's Bridge, Montgomery, Orange County, New York.

Bodine’s Bridge carries NY 211 across the Wallkill River, a mile (1.6 km) south (west by the highway’s signed direction) of the village of Montgomery, New York, USA, near Orange County Airport. At 340 feet (103 m) in length, the steel through truss is the longest bridge along Route 211. The current bridge was built in 1933, and reconstructed in 1970.

My maternal fifth great grandparents moved in 1790 to Montgomery, New York from Germantown, Pennsylvania.

Germantown Celebrates Its 300th Birthday

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View of Catskills looking over Hudson River fr...
View of Catskills looking over Hudson River from near Rhinecliff, NY, USA, in the Hudson River Historic District, a National Historic Landmark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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My fourth great grandfather, Ezekiel Linderman and his wife, Margarett (Ridner) Linderman were married in the Brick Reformed German Church in Shawangunk, Ulster County, New York, on March 28, 1793.

The “poor Palatines” who settled in Columbia County 300 years ago left a rich and proud legacy


Signs of the past: Located on the Fingar Farm in Germantown, this house was built into the side of a hill, a style often used by the Palatines when they first arrived

Signs of the past: Located on the Fingar Farm in Germantown, this house was built into the side of a hill, a style often used by the Palatines when they first arrived

Photographs courtesy of Germantown History Department

You don’t have to be smarter than a fifth-grader to know that this country’s first European settlers were the Dutch, Spanish, and English. But another country soon followed these pioneers and, in the end, sent more people here than any of the others. 
That country is Germany. It’s true. Ask your fifth grader — or just about anyone in the Columbia County town of Germantown. This month, Germantown celebrates the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the largest group of Hudson Valley settlers in Colonial times: farmers from the Palatine region of southwest Germany, who settled here in October 1710.

A little history: The German Palatines were natives of the Rhine ValleyPalatinate region of southwest Germany. Through much of the 17th and early 18th centuries, the region was fraught with war, famine, and devastation. Refugees were known as “the poor Palatines.”
About 13,000 poor Palatines fled to Holland and then to England between May and November 1709, but the British government failed to integrate them successfully. So they transported nearly 3,000 refugees in about a dozen ships to New York in 1710. About 850 families settled in the Valley, primarily in what are now Germantown and Saugerties. Many of them first were assigned to work camps along the Hudson to pay off the price of their passage.

map of germantownAn early map shows “Palatine Town”

“The area around Germantown was known as East Camp then,” says Nadine Rumke, a ninth-generation descendant of the Palatines and cochair of Germantown’s 300th Anniversary Committee. Rumke’s ancestors were the Hovers (then called Haber), and her family tree takes up 10 square feet of wall space. (It will be on display this month at the Parsonage, home of the Germantown History Department and the oldest structure in town, built in 1746.)

Germantown grew from four hamlets, which were established by Rumke’s ancestors and those of other residents still living in southern Columbia County. Those family names, including Rifenburgh (originally Reiffenberger), Clum (formerly Klumm), Fingar, Coons (from Kuhn), and many others still fill the local phone book and adorn nearby street signs.

Indeed, Helen Coons Henderson, 98, grew up on land that has been in her family for generations. She remembers her father, James Snyder Coons, telling stories of the early Palatine settlers’ struggles to survive. “There are stories of them eating grass in 1712,” says Henderson, who assists the Columbia County historian with research and helps the anniversary committee. Henderson’s grandmother was a Snyder, another Palatine family, originally called Schneider. These two families still celebrate Thanksgiving together, Palatine style, with fresh pork and root vegetables cooked according to 100-year-old recipes.

stone jug houseThe Stone Jug house in Clermont, which was built by Palatine tenant farmer Konradt Lasher in the mid-18th century and is a National Historic Landmark

A Rockin’ Oktoberfest

Events celebrating this tercentennial include history seminars; discussion groups; performances by the Germantown Choir; an original play put on by the students of Germantown Central School; and a concert debut by Germantown resident Harold Farberman, a renowned composer and conductor. A ecumenical church service will take place at the Christ Lutheran Church; the same location houses a Nuremberg bible from 1755 that was used by the Palatines.

A unique sculpture, the Germantown Analemma, has been created by local artists Dea Archbold and Kurt Holsapple. An astrological sundial, the analemma replicates the sun’s pathway over the Palatine settlers during their first year in their new settlement. Archbold and Holsapple, third cousins, are 10th-generation descendants of the original Palatine settlers. Practical astronomy was crucial to the Palatine farmers, they say. “They had to be very aware of where the sun was in the sky, when to plan for the harvest,” says Archbold. Holsapple adds, “We want to mark, in stone, the actual time of the Palatines’ arrival and other significant events in Germantown history.”

The initial weekend places a focus on history and heritage, with discussions and visits from nationwide experts on genealogy, DNA, and Palatine history. The Germantown Oktoberfest, this year renamed the Palatine Oktoberfest, takes place the second weekend. Highlights include festivities at Palatine Park, including farming and crafts displays, a German oompah band, a petting zoo, food, and fireworks. 
“During the first weekend, folks who think they may have Palatine roots will be able to find out more and maybe take a DNA test,” says Rumke. “We will hear great music, learn more about the history of our town, and — during the second weekend — have a wonderful time at a traditional Oktoberfest.”

reformed church of germantownSplendid spires: Organized in 1728, the Reformed Church of Germantown has used three different buildings during its history; the current structure (shown) was built in 1880

Schedule of events:

Oct. 1 Germantown Central School

Presentation to students: The Palatines from Southwest Germany
Henry Z. Jones, genealogist and historian; the Rev. David Jay Webber, historian and Palatine descendant

Oct. 2 Germantown Central School

11 a.m.: Aspects of Palatine History: The Palatines in Germantown
Prof. Philip Otterness, historian and author ofBecoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York; Henry Z. Jones, genealogist; David Jay Webber, historian; Alice Clark, Palatine DNA Project
3-4:30 p.m. Seminar participants available to discuss genealogy

Oct. 3

8-9:15 a.m.: Anniversary breakfast hosted by Christ Lutheran Church, Viewmonte
10 a.m.: Ecumenical anniversary worship service, Christ Lutheran Church
3 p.m.: Gala Palatine Concert, Reformed Church of Germantown. Premiere of commissioned work for voice and instruments by Harold Farberman, composer/conductor and longtime Germantown resident. Also features a performance of 18th-century hymns by the Southern Columbia Community Choir.

Oct. 8 Palatine Oktoberfest & Harvest Festival Kick-Off

The Palatine Parade, Main St. to Palatine Park: Wagons salute local farmers, town businesses, and GCS students, with music along the way.
Activities at Palatine Park: German, Austrian, Polish, and other varieties of music, food, crafts, demonstrations, and exhibits. Free horse- and tractor-drawn wagon rides, community bonfire

Oct. 9 Palatine Oktoberfest & Harvest Festival

11 a.m.: Opening Ceremony at Palatine Park. German, Austrian, Polish, and other varieties of music; dancing; food booths (including German dinners); crafts; demonstrations; and exhibits. Evening dance for teens, free horse- and tractor-drawn wagon rides, fireworks

Oct. 10 Palatine Oktoberfest & Harvest Festival

11 a.m.: German oompah band and other music, dancing, food booths, craft booths, demonstrations, exhibits, free horse- and tractor-drawn wagon rides
7 p.m.: Closing Ceremony

Germantown, New York
Germantown, New York (Photo credit: Dougtone)
Ongoing activities

The Palatine Analemma: An original wall sculpture designed by Palatine descendants Dea Archbold and Kurt Holsapple
Oral histories and historic documents: Germantown Library 
The Palatine Archeology Project: At the Parsonage, oldest structure in Germantown and home of the Germantown History Department. Excavation of artifacts led by Prof. Christopher Lindner, Bard College archeologist-in-residence.
Field and lab school for Germantown School students and teachers; found artifacts to be displayed in June at the Germantown Library
The Palatine Mural: Wall of the “Salt Shed,” Palatine Park: Anniversary Palatine mural on one side of the building, created by Germantown volunteers led by James Warhola, well-known children’s book author and artist.
The Palatine Plaque: A listing of Palatine families (location TBA)
For more information, visit or call 518-537-6687, ext. 30

Hello Family History Buffs!

Dubuque, IowaDubuque, Iowa

Germany (Photo credit: sanctumsolitude)

My mother was Jean Marie Linderman Frederick Mancill. She was born in Dubuque, Iowa on 3 December 1927, and died on 9 March 2012 in Rosharon, Texas. 

My maternal grandmother was Phylis Adele Palen Linderman, and she was born in Bemedji, Minnesota.

My maternal grandfather was Harry William Linderman born in Winona, Minnesota. My maternal grandmother was an artist and pianist. Her last painting was of some huge Sunflowers. She died from Hodgekin’s Disease at M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital, in 1963 in Houston, Texas. My grandparents moved from Dubuque, Iowa to Indianapolis, Indiana to Houston, Texas in 1945. My grandfather had his own company, Linbar Inc. and he was a Combustion Engineer. 

My maternal great grandmother was Emma Elsie Claussen Palen who married Frank Joseph Palen of Caledonia, Minnesota.  The Palens emigrated from Bachlieden, Luxembourg in 1862. The Claussens emigrated from Hanover, Prussia, Germany in 1855.

The Lindermans emigrated from Obermoschel, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany in 1740 and helped to form these United States. My great grandmother, Gudrun Ivarra Lund emigrated from Namsos, Norway in 1896 to Ellis Island, New York, New York. She was only fifteen. She married Edward Francis Linderman in Winona, Minnesota.

I have over 12,000 people in my RootsMagic database now. I have been working on my husband’s and my family history since 1987. I have been unable to decide how to pull it all together. There is so much data, that I felt overwhelmed and procrastinated on putting my books together. I think that I have finally decided that if I don’t get this history down on paper or in books, that I will be gone and no one else is surviving in our family that would know the history that I do. I have collected so much information over these years. I will be adding more as time allows. 


Lake Beltrami – Bemidji, Minnesota