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Willers Family Register, Seneca County, NY

"I translated this ca 1990 from the German. I did not change any of the spellings of the names or anglicize them to protect the innocent, nor any of the wording except to render it into comprehensible English. I kept it as is, warts and all. I would add, though, that the "Schaefers Churchyard" is what is now known as "The Burgh", which means "The Fortress"; and that "Farmerville" is now "Fayette". "
Submitted by Joni Pontius

Familien Register- Family Register


Diedrich Willers verheiratet zur Jungfer Frances Schoerck (umlaut "o") den 24. Juny, 1823. =Diedrich Willers married to Miss Frances Schoerck the 24th of June, 1823.
On the 16th of March 1892- By Mr. Dr. E.N. Potter in Geneva N.Y.- Diedrich Willers (son of Mr. Dr. D. Willers) to Mrs. Mary A. Randall- both from Varick, N.Y.
By Mr. Dr. Willers on the 18th of February 1847, in his dwelling, in Varick, Seneca County, Georg Pontius to Miss Frances Willers. On the 16th of December, 1847, in his dwelling in Varick, Seneca County, New York, Johannes Ried to Miss Emma Willers. By Mr. D. Willers.
By Mr. D. Willers on the 21st of March, 1850, in his dwelling in Varick, Seneca County, New York. Charles Bachmann to Miss Margaretha Amalia Willers.
By Mr. Dr. D. Willers at Covert, Seneca County, New York, Calvin Willers to Miss Elisabeth N. Kennedy on the 3rd of April, 1872.
By Mr. Dr. D. Willers on the 20th of January, 1875, in his dwelling in Varick, Seneca County, New York, Johannes S. Ried to Miss Carolina L. Willers.


Diedrich Willers, son of Herman Willers and Gesina nee Kaschen (hard to read; could be Kuschen) born in Walle by Bremen the 6th of February 1798, baptized by Pastor Buesing (umlaut "u") -------(probably "confirmed") by Doctor Nicolaus Kiessfelbach the 11th of May 1813 landed in Baltimore the 16th of November 1819, entered the holy orders in Seneca County, New York the 22nd of April 1821 by the messers Herman Hirsch, Hendl, and van der Sloss (? hard to read).

Frances Willers nee Schoerck daughter of Matthias Shirk and Anna nee Weber, born New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the 28th of November 1797 (?) baptized by Mr. ----- Williams, confirmed 15 years old by Pastor Taber/Faber. Anna Gesina Willers born the 27th of April 1824, baptized the 14th of July 1824, witnesses Mr. Henrich Singer and Maria Katharina, by Mr. Lot Merkel, baptized Lutheran preacher.

Margaretha Amalia Willers born the 25th of July, 1825, baptized by D. Willers the 4th of September 8 o'clock in the morning witnesses the parents.

There is a long note in the middle of the left margin- "Was 1815 the 16-17-18 of June in the battle of Waterloo fighting for freedom and ----on the side of the allies".

Emma Willers the 7th of December 1826 7 o'clock in the morning baptized by Mr. J. -Beilharz the 17th of January 1827, 3 o'clock in the afternoon witnesses the parents.
Frances Willers the third of June 1828 11 o'clock and 35 minutes at night, baptized by Diedrich Willers the 13th of July, 1828. Witnesses the parents.
Theodor Willers the 30th of August 1831, 8:30 in the morning baptized by D. Willers the 29th of September 1831 9:10 in the morniing. Witnesses the parents.
Diedrich Willers born Sunday the 3rd of November 8:20 in the evening 1833 baptized on Christmas Day the 25th of December 1833 by Diedrich Willers 9:50 in the morning. Witnesses the parents.
Carolina L. born Saturday the 21st of May, 1836 3:25 in the morning baptized the 22nd of June, 1836 by Diedrich Willers witnesses Wilhelm Gambe and wife Nancy.
Calvin, born the 9th of December 1840. 1 o'clock in the afternoon baptized by D. Willers the 1st of January 1841. Witnesses Johannes Deissinger and wife Elisabeth.

Births and Deaths

Calvin Willers Married to Miss Elisabeth R. Kennedy on the 3rd of April 1872, died the 9th of April 1875, in Albany, New York, 9 1/2 o'clock in the evening funeral Sunday, the 9th of April 1875 2 o'clock, by Mr. Dr. Krumm over 1 Thessalonians 4, 13. We don't want to keep you, dear brothers, from those, who sleep there, that you not sorrow over it, like the others, who have no hope. The sermon was in the church of spirits, heard by numerous listeners. On the 12th of April, he was given to the lap of the Earth at the cemetery of Farmerville, accompanied by many mourning accompaniers. Age 34 years, 4 months.

Anna Gesina Willers, died the 27th of June, 1827, 7 o'clock in the morning sermon by Pastor Lane, Presbyterian minister. Funeral text Psalms 144, last half of the 15th verse, Happy is the people, whose Lord is its God.

Theodor Willers died the 9th of October 1831 11:12 in the morning buried the 11th of October 1831. Funeral text by pastor Beilharz over John 16, verse 16. I go to the father.

Frances Willers, wed to Georg Pontius, died the 22nd of May 1859, Sunday morning at 4 o'clock in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York, buried in Schaefers Churchyard, the 24th of May 1829, funeral text by Pastor Guion, --------- preacher, Psalm 37, 37. Remain pious, and stay upright; then it will go well with those in the end. 30 years old, 11 months 18 days.

Emma Willers married to Johannes S. Ried, died the 15th of February 1872, 11 o'clock in the morning, and 15 minutes, in Fayette, Seneca County, New York, buried in Schaefers Churchyard, the 18th of February, 1872. Funeral text in the Church of Christ by Dr. S. H. Gridley, Presbyterian minister. 2 Corinthians, 5, 1. But we know, that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were destroyed, that we have built a building of God, a house, that is eternal, in heaven. Age 45 years 2 months, 8 days.

Frances Willers. Married to Mr. Diedrich Willers, on the 24th of June 1823 died on the 24th of November 1879. 6:40 in the morning. In her marriage she was blessed with 8 children 3 sons and 5 daughters, 2 sons and 3 daughters preceded their dear mother into eternity, one son and two daughters were still alive, to mourn the early home-going of their dear mother. On the afternoon of the 26th of November her body was accompanied to the Church of Christ, where, in the presence of a very large gathering, Mr. Dr. S. H. Gridley gave an appropriate sermon, over Psalm 103, 14. For he knows what sort of frame we are, he remembers, that we are dust. After the sermon her lifeless hull was accompanied to the cemetery, in the town, by many grieving friends and acquaintances, and, with Christian festivity, given over to the lap of the earth, after which she had reached the age of 82, less 4 days. The memory of the righteous, remains in the burning.

This transcription provided courtesy of Joni Pontius.

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