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William C. Greenwalt (1852-1912) of Amsterdam, NY
Posted by: Norman Alford (ID *****0842) Date: June 03, 2007 at 16:12:56
In Reply to: William C. Greenwalt and Mary Agusta Fonda by Arlene Jardine of 73

William C. Greenwaldt was the son of German immigrant John C. Greenwaldt and Louisa (Shrappe) Greenwaldt. John C. Greenwaldt was born in 1817 in Germany and died 25 Nov 1893 at Camden, Madison County, MS. He married Louisa Shrappe about 1850 in New York. She was born 4 May 1829 in Germany and died 18 Dec 1866 near Canajahorie and Sharon Springs, New York. The Bible record of their son, Charles Lewis Greenwaldt, says that Louisa was 37 years, 7 months, and 14 days old when she died. She was buried in Sharon Springs Cemetery, Schoharie County, NY. John C. Greenwaldt and Louisa Shrappe met on the voyage to America, and soon married. C.L. Greenwaldt wrote that he was born near Canajoharie New York, and lived there until the winter of 1868-69. He moved with his father to Rockford, IL for a year, then to Camden, MS, until 1880, then to Sharpsburg, Madison County,MS, where he married Miss Allie Ross on 10 Mar 1880, daughter of Jacob A. Ross and Martha Jane Grafton, and lived there until Jan. 1891, then moved to near De Leon, Comanche County, Texas, where they farmed until 1 Dec 1925, then moved into De Leon to 216 Austin Street, the house still stands in 2007. They were members of the First Methodist Church in De Leon. The five sons of John C. Greenwaldt and Louisa Shrappe: (1) William C. (1852- 5 Aug 1912). He died in his 61st year, buried Sharon Springs Cemetery; his wife survived him. He was in the grocery business in Amsterdam, NY. (2) Charles Lewis Greenwaldt (24 Sep 1854-24 Jul 1939) Died at De Leon, Texas, buried De Leon Cemetery. Children: James Louis, 3 Jul 1881-16 Nov 1936; Walter Ross, 21 Jan 1883-25 May 1967; and Mary Effie, 4 Jan 1885-27 Jul 1953. (3) Herman S. Greenwaldt (1856/57 - 26 Oct 1905) Died at Amsterdam, NY. His wife survived him according to telegram msg of his death sent to C.L. Greenwaldt. (4) John Greenwaldt (1859-9 Nov 1930) died of cancer at Camden, MS, buried Camden Cemetery. Married Sallie A. Remmer, sister to Martha Beaulah Remmer, whom is brother Henry married. They had two children, Tom and Lizzie. After Sallie's death, John married Mary Warren. (5) Henry Greenwaldt (9 Sep 1861-26 Feb 1952) Died at Camden, MS, buried Camden Cemetery. He was a Justice of Peace in 1930. They had Lizzie Louise and Henry Greenwaldt Jr, still living in 1953. Mary Effie Greenwaldt (1885-1953), daughter of Charles Lewis and Martha Alice, was my grandmother, buried Eastland, Texas. John C. (Greenwall) with sons Charles, Herman, John, and Henry are found in the 1870 Madison County, MS Census at Camden, where John C. (Greenwall) was a farm laborer, but that census says he was born in Holland. I have the newspaper obituaries of William C. Greenwaldt, age 61, residing at No. 43 Furman Street in Amsterdam, NY, connected to the grocery firm of Greenwaldt and Eckerson on Albany Street in Amsterdam. The 1893 City Directory for Amsterdam, NY gives a Robert C. Greenwaldt (a weaver) home at 10 Strong Place, and William C. Greenwaldt (J.H. Fonda & Co) home at 252 E. Main. I have recently found the Greenwald, John, age 35 years, enlisted at Cherry Valley on 7 Nov 1861, in Company H, 76th New York Infantry, captured in action 29 Aug 1862 at Bull Run, VA, paroled, reenlisted 4 Jan 1864, then to 147th NY Infantry on 28 Jan 1865. We have an old letter from the 1930's that states that a New York region descendant thought that John C. Greenwaldt was in the Civil War, but I only recently found the info on the 76th New York Infantry. Around 1910, C.L. and Allie Greenwaldt made a trip from Texas to New York, to visit relatives, according to old postcards. I would like to know when and where John C. Greenwaldt and Louisa Shrappe were married, and of course, where they came from in Germany. Louisa Shrappe is given as the name of the mother of Charles Lewis Greenwald in the family Bible. I have not been able to find John C. Greenwaldt in the 1860 Census.

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