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Wilna, New York, USA (Carthage)
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Where is Wilna, New York, USA? 

Wilna is a town in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The Town of Wilna is in the eastern corner of the county and is east of Watertown.

The town was first settled around 1798 at the location of the future Carthage village.

The Town of Wilna was established in 1813 from part of the Town of Le Ray and part of the Lewis County Town of Leyden. The origin of the name of the town is obscure, although it is alleged to be named after the German spelling of Vilnius, in commemoration of the French occupation of Vilnius, Lithuania in 1812.

Carthage is a village located in the Town of Wilna in Jefferson County, New York. The village is named after the historic Carthage in North Africa.

The Village of Carthage is at the southeast town line and is east of Watertown.Wikipedia


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1898 - Wilna
Previous to 1813 the territory now comprising Wilna formed a part of the older towns of Le Ray and Leyden, and it also formed a part of the vast tracts, amounting almost to principalities, known, respectively, as great lot No. 4 of the Macomb purchase and the Chassanis tract. The line separating...Read MORE...


1906
Wilna, a village and township (town) of Jefferson CO., N.Y. The post-office is Carthage. Pop. of the town in 1900 (including Carthage), 5172.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
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News  1931 - Eight Killed in Two Auto Mishaps
Carthage, N. Y., April 27 (AP). - St. Regis Canal, at "Skinny" Bridge three miles west of here, was being drained today in an effort to recover the bodies of four men, who lost their lives in one of two automobile accidents fatal to eight persons in this vicinity over the week-end.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bears
 America/USA  John Alexander Bears (10 March 1948, Wilna, New York, USA - 17 June 2014, Wilna, New York, USA )
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Bears
immigrant - Canada to US World War II Soldier   Elias Bears (14 May 1888, , Prince Edward Island, Canada - 1947, Wilna, New York, USA ) gravestone
 America/USA  John Alexander Bears (10 March 1948, Wilna, New York, USA - 17 June 2014, Wilna, New York, USA )
World War II Soldier America/USA  John Alexander Bears (11 November 1914, Millinocket, Penobscot, Maine, USA - 21 September 1976, Wilna, New York, USA ) gravestone

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  Lillian Hull (, - , Wilna, New York, USA )
 


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