Posted By:Nick Mizaur
Subject:SECKNER/ SICKNER - Jefferson Co., NY
Post Date:December 26, 2001 at 18:48:59
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Forum:Jefferson County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Is there anyone out there who is researching the surname SECKNER in Jefferson County?

In 1822, Jonathan W. Russel married Elizabeth Seckner in Little Falls, Herkimer County. I suspect that Jonathan lived in Herkimer County between 1815 and 1825. Perhaps in Little Falls or a nearby town.

In 1825, Jonathan and Elizabeth were living in Turin, Lewis County, NY next to one John Seckner(Siskner). I suspect that this was Elizabeth's parents since the age range on the census was about right.

The Seckner family originally settled in Herkimer County. They probably lived in Little Falls or German Flats. My ancestor Elizabeth Seckner (Secknor) was born on July 12, 1806. I believe that her parents may have been a John Seckner and Elizabeth Nash. I do know that several families of Seckners lived in Herkimer County during this period. I am trying to find proof for my Elizabeth's parents.

I believe that Elizabeth Seckner Russell, her siblings and parents removed to Turin about 1825. Several Seckners (or spelling variant)are found in Lewis County after 1825.

After about 1840, a John Seckner removed with his family to Jefferson County, NY. Also, One Elizabeth Seckner (probably Elizabeth Nash Seckner)moved there also. She ultimately died in Jefferson County, NY.

Any help provided on this SECKNER line would certainly be appreciated. I am willing to share information with others who may be interested in these lines.

Nick Mizaur