Died in this town on the 23rd Mr. Abram P. Covert, aged about 82.OBITUARY Catherine From Ovid Bee 27 Feb 1861
Died in Fayette on the 19th at the residence of her son, Lewis D. Covert, with whom she had lived the last 3 years, Catherine Covert, wife of the late Abram P., formerly of this town, aged 80 years, 11 months, 10 days.Children of Lucas Covert and Anna Marselius:
In the Town of Ovid: Dr. Peter Covert located at an early day, and was born at Somerset County New Jersey Oct 29, 1788 and studied medicine under Dr. Jared Sandford. For a time he taught a district school at Romulus, and many of his old pupils yet remember him. A license to practice was given to him by the medical board, and he commenced to the practice of his profession at Ovid. He was called to the front in the War of 1812 as Assistant Surgeon under Dr. Marvin of Romulus, and served until the close of the war, when he returned to Ovid and continued his practice for many years. He died in February 1868.RACHEL:
OBITUARY: From Ovid Bee 1853
Maria Covert, age 62, wife of Dr. Peter Covert, 24 Feb 1853
The Ovid Independent in its issue for last week says: "Probably the most venerable couple ever married in Seneca county were united in silken bonds on Wednesday last in our village. We refer to Judge James DeMott and Rachel Covert, widow of the late Dr. Covert. The groom is in his eighty-eighth year and and the bride is nearly seventy-seven. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Goodwin. This is Judge DeMott's third wife, while he is the fifth husband of the lady to whom he is now united, she being the mother of two children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren."+2. Phoebe born 1 Oct 1791; died 26 Jan 1866 Springfield IL; married John Grant born about 1788; died 20 Sep 1851 Adrian MI. They moved to Lenawee Co. MI about 1830.
Isaac I. Covert died 17 Mar 1888; age 90; mechanic; born Ovid NY. Father: John J. Covert; mother not listed. Cause of death pulmonary congestion. By Alden Horton MD, Ovid.POLLY:
Isaac Covert of Romulus marries Polly Kinne.OBITUARY: From Ovid Bee 1852
Polly Covert, age 52, wife of Isaac I. in Romulus NY 15 Aug 1852LOIS:
David Covert marries Anna Vandorn.ANN:
John J. Covert and Mary A. Harris, both of Sheldrake NY; at Waterloo NY 28 Sep 1874+7. Susan born 27 May 1802; died Nunda NY; married 19 May 1824 David Oliver Howell born 25 Nov 1799; died 26 Nov 1871 Nunda NY; son of Isaac Howell and Fanny Oliver.
Married in this village on the 7 inst. by the Rev. Thomas Lounsberry, Samuel Jones, M. D., of North Hector, Tompkins Co., to Miss Rosannah Covert, daughter of Doct. Peter Covert of Ovid.ROSANNAH:
Harvey (sic) Brownell of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly Ovid, NY, to Emily Covert, dau of Peter of Ovid, NY; at Ovid 13 July 1853.
Emily Brownell, wife of Harley of Cleveland, Ohio, and daughter of Dr. Peter Covert, in Ovid NY, 23 October 1853.
Last Saturday morning that which was mortal of Mrs. Elizabeth Covert was brought from Rotterdam Junction to the home of her son, Darwin Covert, one mile east of this village. Mrs. Covert was 79 years of age. Besides the son just mentioned, she is survived by two sons, Horatio J. of Romulus, and James B. of Lodi; and two daughters, Mrs. Anna Blauvelt of Interlaken and Mrs. Jennie Knight of Rotterdam Junction. Mrs. Covert was baptized and joined the Scott's Corners Baptist church April 3d. 1859, under the pastorate of Rev. Charles A. Votey. The funeral was held at the home of her son, Darwin, at 1 p.m. Sunday, Rev. H. F. Hill officiating. The interment was made at the Ovid cemetery.From Rochester Republican Jan. 11, 1849
Augusta, age 49, daughter of late Dr. Covert, at Willard Asylum 8 June 1881.Children of John Grant and Phoebe Covert:
OBITUARY: From Adrian
Daily Times, Adrian Michigan, March 5, 1902:
Quietly and peacefully did death settle upon aged Deacon Abram I. Grant at 2 o'clock this morning at his home, 88 Broad Street. Death was the evident result from injuries to his back received a year ago the middle of December by falling on a defective walk while on his way to church. Deacon Grant was 91 years old, yet he was more active in church work and well read on the current topics of the day than many of half his years. In his death Adrian loses one of its most upright Christian residents, beloved and esteemed by all who knew him, and Lenawee county one of its oldest pioneers.3. John Covert born Aug 1819; died after 1900; married Wealthy Palmer born ca 1817 NY.
Abram I. Grant was born November 12, 1810 in Seneca county, N.Y. He received his education at Ovid, the same county, and for several years prior to coming to Michigan taught school. When but 20 years of age he was baptised in the waters of Lake Cayuga, and has been a staunch, earnest Christian ever since, which which embraces a period as long as the allotted life of man, three score and ten.He was married at Ovid, N. Y., when 26 years old to Miss Jane Harris. Mr. and Mrs. Grant together with his parents, moved to Michigan in 1833. He purchased from the government a tract of land covering 180 acres in what is now the township of Dover. The price paid for the land was $1.25 per acre. Mr. Grant then returned to New York state, coming back to Michigan in June of 1836. About this time he purchased enough more land of the government to make 240 acres. About 20 years ago he sold his farm to J. Carpenter, who still resides there. When Mr. Grant moved to Michigan and took up his farm he had to go a mile and a half to call on his nearest neighbor, and the closest church was at Medina, six miles distant. He often spoke of lighting his way through the dense woods to church with a torch. He used to walk this distance, but it proved too much for his wife. He joined the church at Medina, and later, when a church was formed at Clayton he was made a constituent member and his death ends the life of the last one of these members.
The nearest mill to Deacon Grant was at Tecumseh, and this distance was covered with oxen in a day, providing the start was made at daybreak. On one instance, he left his yoke of oxen unfastened while attending to some business at Tecumseh and they wandered away, and it was a full week before he returned home with his flour. After a time, however, the Red mill was built just north of this city, and the long and tedious trip to Tucumseh was discontinued.
Deacon Grant moved to Adrian about 23 years ago and with the exception of about three years passed with his daughter, Mrs. A. L. Van Auken, of Rome, has lived in the vicinity of his late home. He joined the Baptist church here and was always a very active and conscientious worker. Since his injury he has been unable to get out any and he ever looked forward to warm weather, when he would be able to again attend church services. Despite his advanced age Deacon Grant was a great reader and could converse very intelligently on all the important topics of the day, his mind remaining clear to the last, and the meeting with his God was not looked forward to with fear and trembling, but with pleasure and happiness. One faculty possessed by Mr. Grant was his ability to live happily among his young friends. He would think of those who have preceded him to the beyond and would feel as though he was without a friend, then when he would recall his young. friends, as he was want to call associates of late years, he would aver that he believed he had the most friends of anybody in town. It was the pleasantness that drew others so closely to him.
After the death of his first wife, which occurred April 23, 1879, Mr. Grant married Mrs. Sarah Harkness, of this city, who also preceded him to the other shore. The following children from the first wife survive: Mrs. Mary G. Walker, who resided with her father; Mrs. A. L. Van Auken, of Rome; Mrs. G. C. Haskins of South Omaha, Neb., and George E. Grant of Chicago. There are also two grandchildren, in whom Mr. Grant took almost as much pride as his own children, Lou A. Walker, who is attending a theological seminary at Newton Center, Mass., and Miss Delia Walker, who graduates, this year from Adrian college. The funeral will probably be held Friday, but the hour will be announced later.
Died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. H. TenEyck of Riverside Park on the Plainville road, on Wednesday, July 1, 1931, Mrs. Laura Smith, aged 87 years. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. L. H. TenEyck of this place; Mrs. L. M. Sheridan and Mrs. L. E. Higby of Syracuse; Mrs. Frank VanKeuren of Waterville and Miss Martha E. Smith, who resides in Italy; two sons, Norwood R. Smith of Florida and Oscar G. Smith of North Syracuse; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Haney and Mrs. Jane Mills, both of Seneca Falls; also a brother, John VanArsdale, whose residence is unknown. Funeral services will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. TenEyck, on Friday afternoon at one o'clock and in Seneca Falls M. E. church at 3 o'clock, Rev. H. B. Reddick officiating. Interment will be made in Restvale cemetery, Seneca Falls.7. Susannah born Jan 1834; died 25 Nov 1834. Burial Lakeview Cemetery Interlaken NY.
Mrs. Hannah Combs, widow of the late Lewis Combs, of Ovid, died at her home in that village Monday evening, aged nearly 81 years, having been born March 31, 1822, in the town of Ovid. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Delmer, Azel H.; and Miss Marion Combs and Mrs. Carrie Kendall of Ovid. Funeral services were held from her late residence yesterday afternoon, her pastor, Rev. H. A. Porter, officiating.2. Betsey born Jan 1826; David Myers born Mar 1822.
A. V. D. Covert, age 52 yrs, 2 mos., 27 days, formerly of Ovid NY, in Clinton LA, 15 March 1876.JULIA:
From Ovid Bee 14 Feb 18553. Peter J. born 15 Feb 1827; married Mary/Molly Kendall born ca 1841 OH; daughter of Stephen Kendall and Rebecca Riggs.
Married in Baton Rouge, on the 23rd ult., by the Rev. P. Houghton, Dr. John I. Covert of the Parish of Baton Rouge to Mrs. Isabella Merick of the Parish of Feliciana in the town of Clinton.
From Ovid Bee 30 Dec 18463. Artemesia born 4 Nov 1830 Ovid NY; died 14 Feb 1919; married (1) 15 Dec 1847 at Ovid NY John Scott born about 23 May 1825 Ovid NY; died 16 July 1852; son of Daniel Scott and Sarah (unknown); married (2) 1 Oct 1867 at Scotts Corners NY John Lewis Bloomer born 1822; died 13 Apr 1897. Artemesia is buried in Grove Cemetery with John Bloomer. John Scott is buried in Ovid Center Cemetery.
Married on the 24th inst. by the Rev. B. Warren, George G. Dunlap and Miss Mary, daughter of John J. Covert, all of this town.
From Ovid Bee 22 Dec 1847:4. Sidney born 12 Mar 1833 Ovid NY; died 24 Oct 1903 Washington Twp. Bremer Co. IA; married 10 Feb 1855 Mary Leonard; born 10 Apr 1836; died 4 April 1928; daughter of Darwin Leonard and Laura Barnum. Both are buried in Harlington Cemetery Bremer Co. IA.
Married on the 15th inst. by the Rev. B. Warren, John S. Scott and Miss Artimicia, daughter of John J. Covert, all of this town.
From Ovid Bee 2 Oct 1867:
Married at Scott's Corners Oct. 1, by the Rev. F. D. Fenner, J. L. Bloomer to Mrs. Artie Scott, all of that place.
Mrs. Mary Leonard Covert died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Morey, South State street, Wednesday night, April 4, at 11 o'clock, within a few days of her ninety-second birthday, which would have been on Tuesday, April 10. Mrs. Covert met with an accident one week before Christmas, when she fell in her room and sustained a severe injury to one of her hips. She was confined to her bed for several months, but gradually improved and was able to get about her room with the use of a cane. Owing to her extreme age it was feared she would never recover from her injury, but she was always in a cheerful frame of mind and with her improvement, it was predicted and hoped that she would live to pass her one hundredth birthday. She developed a slight cough which seemed of a minor nature, but on Monday before her death pneumonia developed unexpectedly. This affected both lungs and from the first no hope was held out for her recovery. Mary Leonard was born at Ovid, N. Y., April 10, 1836, and lived there until she was 18 years old, when she was married to Sidney Covert. That was in 1864 and they lived there until 1866, when they located in Waverly, Iowa, which place was her home continuously except for a number of years when the family lived in Nebraska.5. Delia S. born 24 Aug 1838 Ovid NY; died there 1911; married Jared Scott Harris born 1833; died 1888; son of John W. Harris and Mary Ann Thomas. Both are buried in New Sheldrake Cemetery.
From Ovid Bee 1 Sep 1858:Children of David Oliver Howell and Susan Covert:
Married Aug. 24th, 1858, by the Rev. A. B. Dunlap, J. Scott Harris of Grand Rapids MI to Miss Delia S. Covert, youngest daughter of John J. Covert of Ovid.
The remains of John Howell of Brooksgrove, were buried in "Oakwood" last Saturday.CALISTA:
Mrs. Calista A. Howell, daughter of George Williams, a sturdy pioneer who helped to hew this town out of a wilderness, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Enos Case, at the advanced aged of 72 years. She was born in this town and has lived at the old Williams homestead in Brooksgrove all her life with the exception of the past few months, when the infirmities of advancing age compelled her to take up her residence in the village. Mrs. Howell's father, the late George Williams, came to Brooksgrove in 1815 from Cayuga county, a place which sent many of her sons to this part of the state to make new country and new homes. Among those whom Cayuga county gave to Livingston was Millard Fillmore, thirteenth president of the United States, who spent part of his boyhood in West Sparta. George Williams made the arduous trip from the Cayuga country to Brooksgrove by ox team, a journey requiring in those days a stout heart and sturdy body. He took up a piece of uncleared land at Brooksgrove and with his axe hewed it into a productive farm, upon which at the present time his son, Burrough Williams, brother of the deceased, still lives. Mrs. Howell was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Williams. Fifty-four years ago she was married to John Howell, also of Brooksgrove, since deceased, and to them two children were born, of whom Mrs. Ida Case of Mt. Morris is the survivor. Two sisters, Mrs. Marietta Beverley of Collins Center and Mrs. Sarah Michael of North Collins; and one brother, Burroughs Williams of this town, survive her. She also has four grandchildren living: Mrs. Cora Fothergill of Adams Basin, Mary L. Wildey of Greece, Renney Wildey of Rochester and Thomas H. Wildey of Elba. Mrs. Howell was a woman of great strength of character, a trait inherited from her pioneer ancestry, and always claimed the respect of neighbors and friends by the rare qualities of mind and heart which she possessed. Her dignified and christian bearing, together with a clear and discerning intellect, always exerted an influence for good and a peculiar charm upon those who came into contact with her. She has left behind the heritage of an honored name and a record of duties performed that will be a monument to her memory. The funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Case, Thursday afternoon. Rev. George E. Price officiated. After the funeral her remains were taken to Nunda for burial in Oakwood cemetery.4. Frances Emily born 1 Feb 1833; died 5 Oct 1833.
Mrs. Marie Howell Merry, 94, died at her home in Bloomfield, Iowa, December 9. She was born at Brooksgrove, this town, in 1838, being a daughter of David O. and Nancy Howell, pioneer residents of this section, and she continued to live at Brooksgrove until her marriage in 1868. For the past 62 years, she had been a resident of Iowa. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elijah Lincoln of Nunda, who is 90 years old; and a niece, Mrs. E. S. Case of Mount Morris.NICHOLAS:
Mrs. Martha Lincoln, who only recently observed her 95th birthday, died Friday, April 24, at her home in State street. The funeral was held at Duryea's Funeral Home Monday, Rev. A. E. Francis, pastor of the Nunda Presbyterian church officiating, and burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Lincoln had lived in the vicinity of Brooksgrove and Nunda all her life and had been unusually active until the end. Her nearest surviving relative is a niece, Mrs. Enos Case of Mt. Morris.
CENSUS: Eagle Wyoming Co. NY 1860; Forester Sanilac Co. MI 1880; Mt. Morris Livingston Co. 1900, 1910, 1920
OBITUARY: From Mt. Morris Picket Line 26 November 1920
Elijah Lincoln died at his home in Nunda Tuesday. He is survived by his wife.
MISC.: From Nunda News 8 February 1952
In reference to birthday of Abraham Lincoln: This community had at least one definite connection with him, however; that of the relationship of Elijah Lincoln, who lived on a farm near Brooksgrove before he retired and moved to Nunda to a house in North State street, where he died at the age of 89 in 1920. He was a second cousin of Abraham Lincoln.8. Nancy J. born 11 Nov 1843; died 2 March 1900; married ca April 1889 Fred Kramer born July 1830 NY. Nancy is buried at Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Fred Kramer, the Brooksgrove mail carrier, has not been spending all his time looking after the mails while waiting for the postmistress to overhaul his pouch. He has been giving some attention to the female portion of Brooksgrove, and was recently united in marriage to Miss Nancy J. Howell, of that place. Recently two of his daughters were married and Fred proposed to have somebody on this end of his mail route.OBITUARY: From Nunda News 3 March 1900
Mrs. Fred Kramer, the wife of our well-known mail carrier, died at her home at the foot of East Hill, at 6 o'clock yesterday morning. The funeral will probably take place Saturday.SURROGATE ITEM: From Nunda News 19 June 1911
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, by the grace of God, free and independent. To Edward Howell, Maria Merry, Martha Lincoln, Ida Case, Cora Fothergill, Rennie Wildy, May Wildy: Send greeting; Whereas Frederick Kramer has lately applied to our Surrogate Court of the county of Livingston, for the proof of the will of Nancy J. Kramer, late of said county, deceased, which said will relates to both real and personal estate; therefore, you are cited to appear before the Surrogate of said county holding said Surrogate Court at his office in the village of Geneseo on the 31st day of July next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that day etc. 19th day of June 1911EIGHTH GENERATION
CENSUS: Nunda Livingston Co. NY 1880, 1900
Peter C. Chapman died Sunday after many months if suffering. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. H. A. Porter, assisted by Rev. C. W. MacNish, were held at 2 p.m. today. The Masons had charge of the music. Mr. Chapman was a son of the late Hugh Chapman, and leaves, besides his wife, one son, Hugh, and one daughter, Mernette; and a sister, Mrs. S. C. Dickey of Pawnee City, Neb., all of whom have the sympathy of the community in their loss.LOUISA:
Ovid - Mrs. Louisa Chapman, 78, died unexpectedly yesterday in the home of her son, Hugh Chapman, northeast of here. Mrs. Chapman, who was the widow of Peter Chapman, was born in Victor but had spent most of her of her life in Ovid. She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club, Order of the Eastern Star and of the Presbyterian church. Besides her son, she is survived by a daughter, Miss Mornette Chapman, superintendent of the first supervisory district of Seneca County rural schools. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in her son's home, the Rev. F. S. Howell, Presbyterian pastor, officiating, with burial in Union cemetery.6. Horace died 19 Sep 1834.
Mrs. Mary Jane Field, founder of Mrs. Field's Literary Club, and long prominent in social and women's club circles here, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She would have been 95 tomorrow. Surviving are a son, Perez Hastings Field of Roscoe, Cal., and a brother, the Rev. J. Clarence Jones, rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church here. Mrs. Field was born on Jan. 16, 1839, in Hector, Schuyler County, N. Y., the daughter of Dr. Samuel Jones and Roseanne Covert. She was married to Dr. George White Field in 1862, and left a widow early in life; she moved to Brooklyn Heights where she began her career as a social and educational leader. . . Mrs. Field was descended from Colonial ancestry on both sides of her family. One of her paternal ancestors was killed by Indians while on a journey from New Amsterdam; and on her maternal side, one of her great-grandmothers was the widow of an officer in Washington's army. One of Mrs. Field's cherished possessions was an old mirror which was given to one of her ancestors by a neighbor to whom she gave some tea when the latter's tea was thrown overboard during the Boston Tea Party.GEORGE:
Died in Penn Yan, January 25, 1919, Silas Kinne, aged 82 years. For a number of years he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Doubleday on Main street, and the funeral was held from there Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Kinne was born in Romulus, Seneca county, May 6, 1836. He graduated from the Albany Law School in 1860. The following year he was married to Matilda Meserole, and in 1870 he came to Penn Yan to live. His wife died March 30, 1916. For more than thirty years Mr. Kinne was cashier of the private bank of M. L. Baldwin, and its successor, Baldwins' Bank of Penn Yan; and during that time became widely known and universally admired. He possessed a pleasing personality and attracted lasting friendships among business associates. He continued in possession of valuable farming property in Seneca county up to the time of his death, and had been successful in directing its management. He was at one time associated with the firm of E. H. Hopkins & Company and was a member of the firm of Potter, Kinne & Kendall. He has served as trustee of Penn Yan village, and as a member of the Board of Education of the Penn Yan Union School District. He was a thirty-second degree Mason. In politics Mr. Kinne was a Democrat, and before coming to Penn Yan he had served as chairman of the Seneca county board of supervisors. He leaves a son, Remsen M. Kinne; the daughter at whose home he died; and a brother, Darwin C. Kinne of the state of Washington.2. Darwin Covert born Jan 1845; died after 25 Jan 1919; married Gertrude Smith born Jan 1845 NY; probably daughter of J. A. Smith and Emily (unknown).
CENSUS: Torrey Yates Co. 1860; Penn Yan Yates Co. NY 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910
OBITUARY: From Penn Yan Democrat 7 April 1916
Died in Penn Yan, March 30, 1916, Mrs. Matilda Meserole Kinne, wife of Silas Kinne, aged 75 years. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Doubleday, Main street. She was born in Torrey. Her parents, Jacob Meserole and Ann Remsen Meserole, were born on Long Island, their parents being among the first settlers there. Mrs. Kinne's parents were married in 1829 and came to Torrey to live in 1831, remaining there until 1863, when they moved to Penn Yan. Matilda Meserole was married to Silas Kinne of Ovid on May 29, 1861. They lived in Ovid until 1870, since which time their home has been in Penn Yan. Besides her husband, Mrs. Kinne leaves one daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Doubleday, and one son, Remsen M. Kinne. She was a woman with many friends and was held in the highest esteem by them. The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. Nevin D. Bartholomew, of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial in Lake View Cemetery.
Penn Yan, N. Y. - Mrs. Laura Covert, 76, died at the home of her son, Leslie Covert, in Keuka street, Penn Yan, Saturday afternoon. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Alice Crane, Mrs. Lena Garrison, Kendaia; Mrs. Ida VanNostrum, Mrs. Thusa Conklin, Romulus; four brothers, Frank Woodard, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Alva H. Woodard, Cleveland, O.; Myron Woodard, Berkshire, Mass.; Eben Woodward, Stamford, Conn.; two sons, Albert, Romulus; and Leslie, Penn Yan; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Haight, Almond, Mich.; Mrs. Edith Covert, Roscoe, N. Y. A prayer service was held from the home of her son, Leslie Covert, on Tuesday morning, Rev. Royal N. Jessup, officiating. Funeral services were held from the Baptist church, Romulus, at 2 o'clock, Rev. Bert Wagner officiating. Interment in Romulus Cemetery.2. Jane/Jennie A. born about 28 May 1859; died 1860.
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Covert Blauvelt, formerly of 284 Main street, Rotterdam, who died Saturday at the age of 93, will be held from the Frederick H. Glock funeral chapel. A native of Interlaken, N. Y., Mrs. Blauvelt had lived in Rotterdam Junction most of her life. She was the widow of Ernest Blauvelt. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Stella French and Mrs. Edna A. Southwick of Schenectady; two sisters Mrs. Charles Knight and Mrs. Nettie Scott of Rotterdam; a brother, Darwin Covert of Ovid and two granddaughters, Mrs. Floyd Hammill of Schenectady and Mrs. Howard McGrehan of Rochester. Burial will be in Memory's Garden.ERNEST:
Ovid - Funeral services for Darwin Covert, 93, of the Ovid-Interlaken Rd, a retired farmer, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the John D. Covert Funeral Home here. The Rev. David S. Sheldon, pastor of Ovid Federated Church will officiate. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Ovid. Mr. Covert died Saturday afternoon at Strong Memorial Hospital, after being in ill health for several weeks. He was born in Ovid, where he had lived all his life and attended the rural area schools. He was the son of Claudius and Elizabeth Brooks Covert. He was formerly employed at the Willard State Hospital for many years, and played in the Willard Hospital band. He was a life member of Ovid Grange No. 155 of Ovid Center, and a life member of Union Lodge, No. 114, F. & A. M., of Ovid. His membership in Union Lodge was for 66 years. The lodge will conduct a memorial service at 8 p.m. today, Monday, at the funeral home. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Earl L. Dey and Mrs. Lottie Harmann, both of Rochester; three grandsons, Floyd Covert, Boston; James Covert, Lodi; Robert Harmann, Rochester.HELENE:
Funeral services for Charles H. Knight, 74, former justice of the peace in the Town of Rotterdam, who died Wednesday night at his home there, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Bond funeral home. Rev. Burt H. Pennings of First Reformed church of Rotterdam will officiate. Burial will be in Esperance cemetery. The parlors will be open tonight after 7 o'clock. Born in the Town of Rotterdam, Mr. Knight had lived most of his life in that area. At the time of his illness, he was bookkeeper for Town Supervisor, James A. Riley. For some years Mr. Knight had worked as a telegraph operator and clerk with the New York Central and Boston and Maine railroads at Rotterdam Junction. He was a member of Woestina lodge, I. O. O. F., and Woestina Tent, Order of Maccabees, and was a member of the Clerks' union for more than 40 years. Besides his wife, Mrs. Jennie Covert Knight, he leaves a nephew, Alva Knight of this city; two nieces, Mrs. Martha Cox of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Benjamin Katz of Hollywood, Calif.+8. Nettie born 28 May 1874; died after May 1950; married at Kendaia 24 April 1892 Frank Scott born Oct 1869 NY. Nettie 1880 census as granddaughter, Nettie LaBar.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scott of 284 Main street, Rotterdam Junction, were honored at a dinner given in their honor at the Green Lantern on the Saratoga road by friends on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. Born in the town of Ovid, Seneca county, the couple were married at the Baptist church parsonage in Kendaia April 24, 1892, and shortly after, in December 1902, moved to Rotterdam Junction, where they have since resided. A veteran railroad man, Mr. Scott retired two years ago after serving as conductor, yard brakeman and yardmaster, first at Rotterdam Junction, and later at Mechanicville. He became associated with the B. & M. when it was known as the Pittsburgh railroad and remained with the line until his retirement. He is a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and was a former member of the Rotterdam Junction lodge, I. O. O. F. Mrs. Scott is a member of the Trainmen Sisters auxiliary of the brotherhood and of Arcadia Rebekah lodge. They have two daughters, Mrs. William Casey of this city, and Mrs. Chester Glindmyer of Scotia; one son, Clyde Scott of this city; seven grandchildren, Mrs. John Preston of Higgins Bay, Miss Kathleen Casey of New York, Miss Lorraine Casey and Miss Gwendolyn Scott, William Casey and Allen Scott, all of this city; and a great-grandchild, Bernard Preston of Higgins Bay.Children of James Ferguson and Maria Covert:
Morristown, April 17 - William C. Covert, aged 31, of Kendaia, Seneca county, principal of Union Free School of this village, died this morning at the hospital at Brockville, Ont., of peritonitis, after ten days' illness. He was married last June to Miss Edith Bennett of Roscoe, N. Y.EDITH:
Phelps, N. Y. - Mrs. Ida G. Van Nostrand, 82, widow of Frank Van Nostrand, died last night at the home of her son, Clifford Van Nostrand of 19 Church Street, Phelps, after a long illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the Eacker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Stivers of All Saints' Church, Rochester, and the Rev. Alton Stivers of St. James Church, Watkins Glen, grandnephews, officiating. Burial will be in the Kendaia Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Van Nostrand was a member of the First Baptist church. She is survived by two sons, Clifford and Clyde, both of Phelps; a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Eggleston of Phelps; a brother, Leslie Covert of Penn Yan; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Garrison of Geneva and Mrs. Thusa Conkling of Romulus; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.FRANK:
Frank W. Van Nostrand of John street died this morning at 1 o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edson VanNostrand of 207 North Main street, after an illness of a number of months. Mr. Van Nostrand had been employed for a number of years at the Standard Optical Company. Besides his parents, he leaves his widow, Ida Van Nostrand, three children, Clifford, Ruth and Clyde Van Nostrand; and one brother, Bert Van Nostrand of Romulus. The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock at 207 North Main street and at 3 o'clock at the Baptist church in Romulus. Burial will be made in the Romulus cemetery.4. Albert J. born 1 Apr 1882; died 21 May 1952; married 28 June 1903 Bertha M. Dunning born May 1885 NY; died 10 Feb 1956; daughter of Charles S. Dunning and Amelia Tabor.
Ovid - Albert Joy Covert, 70, died in Waterloo Memorial Hospital early this morning after a short illness. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. in the Waterloo Baptist Church. The Rev. Carlton Carpenter, pastor, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. A. F. Taylor, West Fayette. Burial will be in Mt. Green Cemetery, Romulus. Mr. Covert had operated a farm northwest of Romulus for 21 years. When the Seneca Ordnance took that area, he moved to Stark St., Waterloo. He was a member of the Kendaia Grange, of the Waterloo Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, of the board of trustees and the church choir. Survivors are his wife, Bertha, Waterloo; two sons, Wayne D. Covert, Albany; Erford Paul Covert, Waterloo RD; a daughter, Altha Hicks, Romulus; a brother, Leslie A. Covert, Penn Yan; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Garrison, Romulus; Mrs. Ida VanNostrand, Geneva; Mrs. Thusa Conkling, Romulus; Mrs. Alice Crane, Auburn; five nieces, three nephews, and five grandchildren.BERTHA:
Mrs. Bertha M. Covert, 70, widow of Albert J. Covert, died on Tuesday of last week after a long illness. She was born at Newfield and had lived most of her life in Seneca County. Surviving are her daughter Mrs. Charles Hicks of Romulus, two sons, Wayne of Albany and Erford of Interlaken, two brothers, Bailey Dunning of Shortsville and Mont Dunning of Waterloo; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Coryell funeral home on last Friday at 2 p.m. and were conducted by the Rev. Andrew S. Taylor, pastor of West Fayette Presbyterian Church. Burial is in Mount Green Cemetery at Romulus. The bearers were Harold Dunning, Clayton and Clyde Van Nostrand, Francis Covert, Ralph Crane, and Alton Conkling.5. Alice born 12 Oct 1888 Kendaia NY; died 22 May 1959; married Chester Crane born 1886; died 20 March 1947. Both are buried in Soule Cemetery, Auburn NY.
Mrs. Alice Covert Crane, 70, of 16 Grover St., died yesterday in Auburn Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of Chester D. Crane. Mrs. Crane was born in Caneadea and lived in Aurelius and Throop many years. She had lived in Auburn for the past six months. Surviving are eight daughters: Mrs. Robert Bolger of Auburn, Mrs. Lane of Geneva; Mrs. Kenneth Swanson of Clyde, Mrs. Kingman Raymond of Marcellus; Mrs. Aden Van Cleef of Seneca Falls, Mrs. Clyde Walter of Rochester, Mrs. Albert Sandt of Easton, Pa., and Mrs. Frank Howell of Cato; five sons: Clair of Auburn, Ralph of Port Leyden, Clayton of Valois, Lewis of Elmira and Chester Crane, Jr., of Lincoln, Neb; one brother, Lester Covert of Penn Yan; three sisters, Mrs. Thusa Conklin of Romulus, Mrs. Ida Van Nostrand and Mrs. Lena Garrison, both of Geneva; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at the Langham Funeral Home. Burial will be in Soule cemetery.6. Thusa B. born 6 Oct 1890; died 11 December 1964; married Albert L. Conklin born ca 1883. Resided Kendaia NY 1919.
From Auburn Citizen Advertiser 20 March 1947
Chester D. Crane of Bluefield Road, Town of Aurelius, died in Auburn City Hospital this morning. He had been ill five days. Born at Kendaia, he came to this area 13 years ago. He was a member of the Kendaia Baptist Church and for 20 years had been employed by the New York State Electric and Gas Company. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alice Covert Crane of Bluefield Road; six sons, Ralph D. Crane of Romulus; Clair E. Crane, Lewis G. Crane, Wilmer M. Crane and Chester T. Crane of Auburn; and Clayton E. Crane of Lodi; eight daughters, Mrs. Lee Lane of Geneva; Mrs. Kenneth Swanson of Clyde, Mrs. Kingman Raymond of Marcellus, Mrs. Aden VanCleef of Seneca Falls, Miss Edith G. Crane of Rochester, Miss Alice M. Crane of Clyde, Miss Eva I. Crane and Miss Irma M. Crane of Auburn; six brothers, Morris Crane of Geneva, Marian Crane of Fayetteville; James Crane of Romulus, Earl Crane of Odessa, Russell Crane of Friendship and Roland Crane of Trumansburg; 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Langham Funeral Home, 91 East Genesee Street. Rev. Robert S. Stansfield, pastor at Second Baptist Church, will officiate.
Penn Yan, N. Y. - Mrs. Hazel O. Covert, 85, of Penn Yan, died Tuesday evening at Penn Yan Manor Nursing Home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Weldon Funeral Home with Rev. Douglas Passage officiating. Burial will be in Bellona Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Covert celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year. She was a member of the First Baptist church of Penn Yan, a member of Rudman Class of the church and had been in charge of the nursery department of the church for many years. Surviving are her husband, Leslie; three sons, Arthur, Francis and Malcolm, all of Penn Yan; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lura) Eldridge of Vienna, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Howard of Phelps, Mrs. Mary Andersen of Penn Yan and Mrs. Martin (Verna) Diedrick of Phelps; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.Children of James Covert and Harriet Little:
Laurence J. Covert, 75, of 5 Ellsworth St., died this morning at 7 o'clock in the Amsterdam City Hospital where he had been a patient for a month. He had been in ill health for several years. Mr. Covert was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 11, 1884, a son of James and Harriet Covert, and resided at Interlaken and Rotterdam Junction prior to coming to Amsterdam where he had resided for 54 years and was a well-known wholesale butcher. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Interlaken and a member of the Maccabees for over 50 years. His first wife, the former Jennie McMourn, died in 1926. May 3, 1932, he married Martha Armitage, who survives him, together with two sons, Richard J. Covert, Gloversville, and Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence W. Covert, USN, Chatham, Md; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Ward, Interlaken, and Mrs. Pearl Herrick, Gloversville; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.JENNIE:
Interlaken, May 22 - Three persons were killed in this village last evening at 6 o'clock when a light truck was struck by a northbound train on the Lehigh Valley railroad, the automobile ground to a mass of twisted metal and the occupants hurled from their seats. There were no eye witnesses other than the crew of the engine on the train. The accident occurred near the warehouse of the canning factory in the eastern part of the village.5. Cora May; died young.
Mrs. Darwin Covert was killed instantly, her husband lived but a short time, and their little daughter. Bernice, aged ten years, died within fifteen minutes after the crash. Dr. L. A. Gould was summoned but could be of no assistance. He called Coroner Dr. John Gordon of Ovid who took charge of affairs, succeeding the local police official, S. J. Hibbard, who had reached the scene soon after the accident. The Covert family lived just across the tracks and were on their way home, riding in a light truck owned by S. J. Babcock, the local meat market proprietor, by whom Mr. Covert was employed. The warehouse obstructs the view of the approaching train and the auto was caught squarely on the tracks, within plain sight of the Covert home. The family has lived in the house for the past ten years. Among the survivors are four more boys, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Covert, Kenneth, Floyd, Lester and Lawrence, their ages running between 12 and 21 years. Mr. Covert is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Clarence Compton and Mrs. Elmer Ward, both of this village, Mrs. George Herrick of Syracuse and another at present in the hospital at Seneca Falls. Mrs. Covert has a sister, Mrs. Frank McPherson and two brothers, Fred Predmore of Geneva and Orrin Predmore of Interlaken. Coroner Gordon has announced that an inquest will be held. The arrangements for the funeral have not been announced. The bodies were turned over to the local undertaker, Lynn Stewart, who is also the mayor of the village. A crowd of large proportions gathered immediately and remained at the scene long after the bodies were removed. The train was stopped and backed to the crossing, remaining a half hour after the accident.
Emil Van Bergen and Miss Jennie Covert were married this afternoon at the Second Presbyterian manse by the Rev. Dr. Henry T. McEwen. Mrs. Carrie Kalk, a sister of the groom, and Miss Mildred Rivenburg were the attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Van Bergen will make their home in this city.OBITUARY: From Geneva Daily Times 23 September 1949
Seneca Falls, Sept. 23 - Fatally beaten and stabbed, the body of Jennie A. VonBergen, 23 Washington St., 54-year old mother of six, was discovered last night in a car parked in a lonely lane near the barge canal here. Held on a charge of murder, first degree, is Myron Durling, 65, a neighbor of the dead woman. Durling was arrested last night, within four hours after the body was discovered by a man who peered into the rear seat of a car parked near the canal. District Attorney Henry W. Koch, Seneca Falls, said today Durling has admitted killing Mrs. VonBergen about 10:30 Wednesday night. Durling said, according to Mr. Koch, he attacked Mrs. VonBergen when they quarreled after being together all day on a ride to Ithaca and back.Children of Ernest Blauvelt and Anna Maria Covert:
Seneca County Coroner Clarence Conkey said today an autopsy performed this morning disclosed that Mrs. VonBergen died from a broken neck and a stab wound in the neck. He said he believed she had lived for about 15 minutes after the attack. Dr. Irving Derby, Wayne county pathologist and Dr. David Koch of Seneca Falls performed the autopsy.
Police said Durling told them he attacked Mrs. VonBergen with a hunting knife he carried in his car. He then threw the knife into the canal, he was said to have told police. The weapon has not yet been found.
Durling, a carpenter who lives at 27 Washington St., Seneca Falls, was held under police guard in Seneca Falls hospital overnight. It was expected that he would be discharged and arraigned sometime today. Police found Durling in bed when they went to his house last night. He had called a doctor, saying he had been in an automobile accident. He was scratched and cut on his face, neck and arms, police said.
Finder of Mrs. VonBergen's body was Harry Cator, 21, of 22 Seneca St., Seneca Falls. Walking near the canal, Cator told police he had been sighting in a rifle by aiming it across the canal. When he saw a car parked in the lane, between the canal and Restvale cemetery, about 200 yards east of the village disposal plant. Cator told police he walked over and looked in. On the rear seat of the car, covered with a coat, he found Mrs. Von Bergen's body. Police said the body was covered with Mrs. Von Bergen's own dark brown gabardine coat. They reported that the rear seat of the 1936 car, said to be owned by Durling, was flecked with blood spots. Blood had seeped under the left rear door and formed a pool on the running board, officers said.
Mrs. VonBergen's husband, Emil, was notified of the tragedy while at work in the Seneca Knitting Mill here. One son, James, was called from the Seneca Bowling alleys about 8 p.m., to be told of his mother's death. Cator, on finding the body, called state police of the Waterloo substation. Tpr. Thomas Mangan and Ptlm. Charles Flynn of the Seneca Falls force, were the first officers to reach the scene. They were soon joined by Tpr. Richard Voigt and Sgt. Peter Suglia, also of the local force. Within a short time after discovery of the body, Seneca Falls Police James Woods and Lt. James Russell, Zone 3 state police commander, had directed the arrest of Durling. Taken to the hospital, Durling was guarded overnight by Sgt. Suglia and Tpr. Voigt. Tpr. Voigt continued the vigil this morning, aided by local Ptlm. Carl Frappolli. Officials said a re-enactment of the alleged murder would be carried out as soon as Durling was discharged from the hospital. Towed to a garage, the car in which Mrs. Von Bergen's body was found was impounded for possible evidence. The victim's body was taken to the Sanderson funeral home, where today's autopsy was performed. Durling's wife, Ruth, is an invalid, officials said. Police said last night's tragedy was the first murder in the village in 23 years.
MURDER SUSPECT'S CUTS "SELF INFLICTED" OFFICIALS CHARGE
Myron Durling, 65, inflicted wounds on himself after murdering Mrs. Jennie Von Bergen, State Police Lt. James Russell said today after Durling had been taken to the lonely lane where Mrs. Von Bergen's body was found last night in Durling's car. Held on a charge of first degree murder, Durling, who is said to have admitted attacking Mrs. Von Bergen, revisited the scene this morning.
Earlier, police said, Durling had claimed that wounds, which sent him to Seneca Falls hospital last night, had been inflicted by Mrs. VonBergen during a quarrel. He left the hospital under heavy police guard this morning to retrace his movements of the fatal night.
Durling was outwardly calm today as he pointed out the position of his car which was found about ten feet from the edge of the Barge canal, just south of Restvale cemetery. Some of the scene is a wild, brush-clogged plot of ground with eroded banks and scattered stone. Durling showed police the plot on the canal's bank from which he said he "threw, with all his might," his hunting knife. The knife, police charge, is the one which was used in stabbing Mrs. Von Bergen. Police were unsuccessful this morning in their search for the death weapon. They were also unable to find a single-edge razor blade with which Durling had said Mrs. Von Bergen had attacked him. Durling has seven cuts on his neck, left and right wrist and left forearm. He had also complained of internal injuries near his left breast. A single-edge razor blade was found by Lt. Russell in the glove compartment of Durling's car. Durling told police that he "couldn't remember" what happened to the razor blade allegedly used by his victim. He said, however, he thought "he threw it away."
When confronted with the razor blade found in the car, Durling told Lt. Russell that it may have been the weapon in question. The blade is being sent by State Police to their crime laboratory for stain analysis. It will be attempted to determine if the blade bears any evidence of blood stain. Durling also admitted to police, they said, that he had a razor blade in the car's compartment on the night of the murder. He also told police, officials reported, that Mrs. VonBergen was murdered about 10:30 Wednesday night. He is said to have wandered about the area near Restvale cemetery until the next day, when he went home.
Physicians at Seneca Falls hospital indicated today that the lacerations on Durling's left wrist are of sufficient severity to keep him in the hospital at least one more day. After returning from the death scene this morning, Durling was taken to District Attorney Henry W. Koch's offices here. Accompanying Durling during the crime's reconstruction were Police Chief James S. Woods, Lt. Russell, Tpr. Fred Wilson, BCI, Tpr. I. M. Hicks, and Ptlmen. Carl Frappolli and Anthony Casamassima. No motive has yet been established for the murder, officials said this afternoon.
Private funeral for Mrs. Von Bergen will be held in the Doran funeral home, at 4 E. Bayard St. at 2 p.m. Sunday. Rev. M. Dennis Lee. rector of Trinity Episcopal church, will officiate. Burial will be in Restvale cemetery. Survivors, beside her husband, Emil J. VonBergen, are two daughters, Mrs. Richard DiToto, and Mrs. Laverne Wilson; four sons, John, Robert, James, and William, all of Seneca Falls; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Herrick, Gloversville; Mrs. Elmer Ward, Interlaken; and Mrs. Clarence Compton of Ovid; and a brother, Laverne Covert, Amsterdam.
A double wedding took place in the Lodi Methodist church on Oct. 20th, when Miss Lottie Lee Covert, daughter of Darwin Covert of Ovid, was married to Henry A. Harman of Rochester; and Miss Mildred J. Farr, daughter of Charles Farr of Lodi, was married to Floyd Darwin Covert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Covert. Rev. H. D. Smith and Rev. Proseus officiated.3. Harold James born 11 June 1895; died 8 Sep 1895. Buried Ovid Union Cemetery.
Lodi, N. Y. - Funeral arrangements were incomplete today for Floyd Covert, N. Main St., who died at Good Shepherd Hospital, Syracuse, Friday night, after a short illness. He was born at Willard and had lived all his life in this vicinity. Survivors are his widow, Mildred Farr Covert; two sons, James, Lodi, and Floyd, Jr., Syracuse; his father, Darwin Covert, Ovid; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Dey and Mrs. Henry Hermann, both of Rochester.MILDRED:
A service will be held for Mrs. Audrey Scott Casey, 96, of 1253 Wing Ave, who died Saturday at St. Clare's Hospital after a short illness. Born in Rotterdam Junction, Mrs. Casey lived in Schenectady most of her life. In the early 1900's she worked for the former B & M Railroad in Rotterdam Junction. She was also an elections inspector for several years in the ward. Her husband, William H Casey, died in 1962. Survivors include a son, William B. Casey of Melbourne, Fla; three daughters, Audrey Preston of Pisedco, Hamilton County and Kathleen Isabella and Lorraine Zotta, both of Schenectady; a sister, Marian Glindmyer of Scotia; 17 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren. The service will be held at 9:30am Wednesday at the Gleason Funeral Home, 730 Union St. Burial will be in Memory's Garden in Colonie. The calling hours will be from 7 to 9 pm tomorrow at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Clare's Hospital Foundation.WILLIAM:
Scotia--Mrs. Marian Scott Glindmyer, 97, of Larkin Street, died Wednesday at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady. Born in Rotterdam Junction, Mrs. Glindmyer was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of the First Reformed Church and served on its Dutch Fair Committees. Her husband, Chester C. Glindmyer died in 1964. Survivors include four grandsons, Charles L Abraham of Acton, Ma, Robert S. Abraham of Harvard, MA, Richard A Abraham of Reading , Ma and Roger W. Abraham of East Hampton, CT. and 8 great grandchildren.Funeral will be at the Bekkering Ellis Funeral home, 1 Mohawk Ave. Burial will be in Memory's Gardens, Colonie. Calling hours will be after 11 a.m. Saturday, prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.CHESTER:
Died March 5, 1969, at Cozer Medical Center, Pennsylvania, Clyde F. Scott of Second Avenue, Media, Pennsylvania, formerly of Schenectady, husband of Mary DeFelippo Scott; father of Allen Scott of Texas, Mrs. Peter Gabriel; stepfather of Charles Bayork; brother of Mrs. Audrey Casey, all of Schenectady, Mrs. Marion Glindmeyer of Scotia. Also survived by several nieces and nephews, and 3 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the DeMarco Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Heiderberg Av., with the Reverend Roy Kaulman officiating. Interment Memory's Gardens Cemetery.
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