I am delighted to hear about Catherine Rachael. I never knew about her! I have the Lyme, NY census for 1850 and I
had never heard of her, as she was already married in 1849.
I do appreciate all your knowledge. This is what I know of Rachael's siblings.
Per the Lyme, NY 1850 census, p. 361
James A(James Alonzo) 7/10
Joseph and his family are living next door or on the same
property with Frederick and his family. Joseph and Frederick
Per the Lyme, NY, 1865 census, p.21, 2nd dist.
Julia A. 48
Alonzo J. 15(apparently he is going by his middle name now
as he did throughout his adult life, or J.A.)
Jane A. 11
Ida L. 6
And George W. Christman 31 is listed as "son in law" with
Christina A. 25 also living with Joseph and Julia.
Joseph is still alive in the 1865 census, but must have died
before the 1870, as I haven't been able to find him. I
understand he drowned trying to save some children from
drowning. After he died Julia couldn't keep the family together, but where everbody went I don't know. I did find
Ida living with Christina(her sister) and her husband George Christman in the 1870 census(can't remember the
township, as I don't have it front of me, but I did copy
it and put it in my files somewhere). I am trying to put
all this together for my children and grandchildren,
eventually making each of them a book, so the family
history has a chance of surviving. My grandfather James
Alonzo marries Clarissa Baglo(w) from Worth, NY originally. Alonzo and Clarissa(Clara) move from the Jefferson Co, NY
area to Orleans County and are there on the 1880 census,
with their 1 year old daughter Grace. I don't know when or
where they were married, or where Alonzo lived from 1865
Now the farther back history is better documented,in Joseph and his siblings time. Joseph was born January 20, 1811, in Stone Arabia, NY. Joseph's mother, Christina, died in childbirth. Joseph's parents were Severinus and Christina
(Rhmiche/Ehmich)Casselman. This is documented in the baptism record of Trinity Lutheran Church, Stone Arabia, NY.
Joesph's siblings are:
Dietrich 29 Oct 1792
Friderich 12 Feb 1794
Maria 16 Mar 1795
Dorotea 20 Sept 1798
Margaretha 29 July 1800
Caterina 15 Mar 1806
Anna 11 Mar 1808
Johann Joseph 20 Jan 1811
When Severinus came to Jefferson county, he named himself,
"Frederick Sr.". We believe this was done because there was
a notorious Severinus Casselman(his uncle or cousin who he was named after in 1766) who was a Loyalist and inflicted a lot of damage on his family and the American cause during the Revolution. As this Severinus was a Patriot and the
other Severinus had now fled to Canada, just across the
NYS border, it was a way to separate himself from him and
avoid having to explain who you were. You could imagine how
this would be after a war for your country's independence.
The Loyalist Severinus can be checked out on the net, but
I don't have link for you. Also, if you have read the "The
Last of the Mochigans", a fictonal account, but based on
fact, you can read Cooper's idea of the Loyalist.
Our Severinus was the son of Patriot, John Casselman. John
served as a captain of a group of rangers during the
American Revolution. I am researching information, that our
Severinus also did the same thing.
I am happy you are researching the family and I am so
happy to find out about Catherine Rachael. I am trying to
work through Joseph's children and what exactly happened
to Julia, or Julianna is it? I would be happy to share
everything I have with you for your research and filling
out your family tree also. It seems there was an article
in the Jefferson County Hist. Society paper about the
Delano's. I will try to find, what I think I remember.
Please email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also have
some obits that I have saved. I will try to put them in
where they fit.
If you are interested in me - Alonzo and Clara had my
father, Irving Erwin, in 1891. Irving married Rachael Ruth
Syron and I was born 11 years later. Irving's first wife,
Leta, died young, but they had children. Dorothy, my half
sister is the only one left. I was the only child from
Irving and Ruth's(she went by her middle name too)marriage.
Hope this help's. Good luck in your searching.
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