Fonda Family Genealogy

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  • ID: ind00336
  • Name: Albert FONDA
  • Given Name: Albert
  • Surname: Fonda
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 02 OCT 1844 in Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY 1
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  • Baptism: 2
  • Death: 13 JAN 1928
  • Age: 83y 3m 11d in Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY 3
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  • Event: Funeral 4
  • Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, NY 1 2 3 4
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    b. Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 & 1920 US Federal Census, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; 1855 New York State Census, E.D.2, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; 1869-70 Town of Mohawk, NY Directory (Albert Fonda, farmer); 1875 New York State Census, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; 1892 New York State Census, Mohawk, E.D.03, Montgomery Co., NY (Albert Fonda, Male, Age: 45, b. abt 1847 in US); 1905 New York State Census, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY; d. Fonda Farm, Mohawk, NY; 1915 New York State Census, Mohawk, A.D.01, E.D.03, Montgomery Co., NY; 1925 New York State Census, Mohawk, A.D.01, E.D.03, Montgomery Co., NY; bur. Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda, NY; o. Farmer; [R028a] The Dockstader Family; [R041] Fonda Family History; [R063] Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs; [R036a] Century Farms, 1847-1947 >> <<

    [After his twelfth birthday, he attended the district school near his home only during the winter and early spring of the three following years. He was needed as his father's helper on the Fonda Farm. Nevertheless his active brain spurred him to avail himself of the information contained in the newspapers and periodicals of his era. He never lost interest in current events whether at local, state, national or international level. Deeply interested in government, he did not choose to hold office but preferred to sponsor and participate in most projects designed to benefit the farmers of his community and county. Gifted mechanically, he was the first person in his area to own and operate a steam engine which moved under its own power and motivated such labor-saving devices as the threshing machine, rye-rubber, corn husker, and sawmill. Frequently a strong team of horses, widely known as "Dick", a bay and "Charlie", almost white, hauled a machine from farm to farm, not only in the immediate vicinity of the Fonda Farm, but in adjacent and rather distant ones. A staunch Republican, he was disqualified from military service during the C.W. because he had lost the sight of his left eye from an attack of diphtheria during the epidemic of 1860. Later, in 1889, while using his equipment to husk a neighbor's corn, he lost his left hand and nearly died of septicemia. A second amputation removed the lower arm just below the elbow. Despite such handicaps, his was a useful life until early in his 83rd year. He and his wife made every effort to educate their children, assisting them through high school and college and as much as possible when each embarked upon his or her career. Both he and his wife died at Fonda Farm. They are buried, as were their parents, brothers and certain sisters in the Evergreen Cemetery, near Fonda, NY]

    [Funeral Services for Albert Fonda - Fonda, Jan. 17 - The funeral of Albert Fonda, eighty-three, took place yesterday afternoon at his home, one mile north of here. He was born and passed his life on the farm in which he died. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, two sons and eight grandchildren. Albany NY Evening News, Tuesday, January 17, 1928]; [The funeral of Albert Fonda, Sr., was held Monday afternoon at the home on the Fonda-Johnstown macadam road and was largely attended. The Rev. Jesse F. Durfee officiated, assisted by the Rev. H. C. Cussler of Gansevoort, a former pastor of Mr. Fonda, who preached the funeral sermon. There were several floral tributes. The bearers were Thomas J. Stewart, Philip Boshart, Arch Kested, Chester Austin, Peter Schuyler and Dr. L. E. Moore (Amsterdam). Burial was in Evergreen cemetery, Sand Flats. Among the out-of-town friends in attendance were Boyd Ehle, a nephew, of New York city; Earl Dockstader and daughter, Mrs. Howard Heroth, of St. Johnsvllle; Anna and Minnie Fonda and Mr. and Mrs. G. Dillenbeck of Gloversville and Dewitt Dockstader of Johnstown. Amsterdam NY Daily Democrat and Recorder, Wednesday, January 18, 1928]

    Father: Douw Henry FONDA b: 21 JUL 1809 in Caughnawaga, Montgomery Co., NY
    Mother: Ann Ecker VEEDER b: 16 JAN 1810 in New York

    Marriage 1 Eliza Jane DOCKSTADER b: 08 JAN 1852 in Dockstader Homestead, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
    • Married: 12 OCT 1882 Religious Marriage in Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
    • Note: m. Brides Homestead, Town of Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
    1. Has No Children Cornelia Dockstader FONDA b: 16 JUL 1883 in Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
    2. Has No Children Selena Veeder FONDA b: 25 JAN 1885 in Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
    3. Has Children Marvin Snell FONDA b: 09 JUL 1887 in Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
    4. Has No Children Infant FONDA b: 1890 in Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY
    5. Has Children Albert Dow FONDA b: 08 MAR 1893 in Fonda Farm, Mohawk, Montgomery Co., NY

    1. Title: Fonda Family History
      Fonda Family
      Publication: Fonda, NY
      Publisher: Montgomery County Dept. of History & Archives
      Publication Date: 1940
      Issue: F9
      Edition: 27 pgs.
      Author: Fonda, Cornelia Dockstader
    2. Title: Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs
      Publication: New York, NY
      Publisher: Lewis Historical Pub. Co
      Publication Date: 1911
      Issue: C13
      Author: Reynolds, Cuyler
    3. Title: Century Farms, 1847-1947
      The Fonda Farm, Montgomery County
      Fonda Family
      Publication: Ballston Spa, NY
      Publisher: New York State Agricultural Society
      Publication Date: 1947
      Issue: F4
    4. Title: The Dockstader Family
      Descendants of Georg Dachstatter, Palatine Emigrant of 1709 who settled in the Mohawk Valley of New York
      Allied Families
      Publication: Dodge City, KS
      Publisher: High Plains Publishers, Inc.
      Publication Date: 1994
      Issue: A27
      Edition: 4 volumes
      Author: Rooney, Doris Dockstader
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