Rochester, New York, USA - Rochester from Mount Hope Cemetery
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Rochester, New York, USA

Rochester from Mount Hope Cemetery
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Rochester, New York, USA - Northeast corner of Main and State Street, Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester, New York, USA

Northeast corner of Main and State Street, Rochester, N.Y.
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Rochester, New York, USA - Four Corners - Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester, New York, USA

Four Corners - Rochester, N.Y.
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Rochester, New York, USA - Public Market, Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester, New York, USA

Public Market, Rochester, N.Y.
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Rochester, New York, USA - Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester Herald, Rochester, N.Y., Friday, December 3, 1926.
Rochester, New York, USA

Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester Herald, Rochester, N.Y., Friday, December 3, 1926.






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Rochester, New York, USA
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Where is Rochester, New York, USA? 

Rochester, Monroe, New York, USA
Rochester is a city in Monroe County, New York State, south of Lake Ontario in the United States. The Rochester metropolitan area is the second largest economy in New York State, behind New York City. Known as The World's Image Centre, it was also once known as The Flour City, and more recently as The Flower City. It is the county seat for Monroe County.wikipedia


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News  1812 - June 1 - Snow whitened the ground in Rochester NY

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June 1, 1812
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News  1836 - Greatest Flour Manufactory
Rochester, New York, is said to be the greatest flour manufactory in the world. There are 21 mills, which require 20,000 bushels of wheat daily to keep them in operation. They can manufacture and put up ready for market, 5000 barrels a day.
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New-Hampshire Patriot
New Hampshire
October 31, 1836
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News  1846 - DESTRUCTIVE CONFLAGRATION AT ROCHESTER.
A fire broke out at Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday morning in the billiard room of Geo. W. Hall, adjoining the office of the Democrat, and in a short time the whole block, from the Arcade on Buffalo Street, to Hamilton's book store on State Street, was enveloped in flames.

The third story of the...Read MORE...



News  1847 - VIOLENT THUNDER STORM - THREE PERSONS KILLED BY LIGHTNING.
This city was visited soon after midnight, Tuesday morning, with a thunder storm of unusual violence.

Several of the shocks were so heavy as to shake the houses like an earthquake. One bolt descended with fatal effect upon the house of MR. WM. MATHEWS, No. 28, Wilder Street, killing three...Read MORE...



News  1848 - Arose from the Dead
At Rochester, New York, on Thursday, a man was taken from the canal who was thought to be drowned. The coroner was sent for, who proceeded to call a jury and ascertain the facts in the case; but, before the inquest was fairly commenced, the person supposed to be deceased arose upon his feet and...Read MORE...


News  1851 - Musings
Certain ingenious and enterprising physicians in Rochester, New York, have discovered that the succubes, or female spirits, that have caused the famous spirited knockings, are all 'knock-kneed!' Marrying men must look sharp before they commit themselves. - Boston Post.
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New-Hampshire Patriot
New Hampshire
April 17, 1851
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1852 - July 5 – Frederick Douglass delivered his famous speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" in Rochester, New York.

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July 5, 1852
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News  1858 - Breakfast Divorce
A suit for divorce is pending in Rochester, New York, which originated in a dispute between Mr. B. and his wife as to whether they should have beefsteak broiled or some oysters fried for breakfast - the lady, whose tastes are excellent, contended for the latter.
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Daily Globe
California
May 26, 1858
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News  1869 - A Mrs. Knight, of Rochester, N.Y., a few days ago, procured a boat and went to the rescue of a man who was struggling in the water about three hundred yards from the shore.
She grasped him by the hair of the head and managed with one hand to paddle the boat ashore. Mrs. Knight is a woman of a slight frame, and the man she saved from drowning weighs nearly 200 pounds.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
May 29, 1869
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News  1871 - November 18 - American suffragette Susan B Anthony arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY

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November 18, 1871
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News  February 28, 1900 - A massive storm spreads record snows from Kansas to New York State. Snowfall totals ranged up to 43 inches at Rochester NY.

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February 28, 1900
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News  1901 - ROCHESTER'S HORROR. TOTAL DEATHS IN THE ORPHAN ASYLUM DISASTER NUMBER TWENTY-EIGHT.
TWENTY-SIX OF THEM CHILDREN.

FRIGHTFUL SCENE WHEN THE FIREMEN ARRIVED - WINDOWS FULL OF SHRIEKING LITTLE ONES - DEATH ROLL.

Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 9. - Twenty-eight dead bodies lie at the morgue, and twelve others more or less injured lie at the different hospitals in the city as a result of...Read MORE...



News  1904 - COSTLY FIRE.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., July 6 - Fire started in the picture frame gallery of H. E. Hugus at noon, and the loss is estimated at $100,000.
Wilkes-Barre Times
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
July 6, 1904
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1906
Rochester, a city, capital of Monroe co., N.Y., is situated on both sides of the Genesee River, 7 miles above its mouth in Lake Ontario (where is Charlotte, its lake-port) and 70 miles ENE. of Buffalo, on the New York Central and Hudson River, the Erie, the Lehigh Valley, the Penn sylvania and...Read MORE...


News  1932 - March 14 – George Eastman, founder of Kodak, commits suicide.

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March 14, 1932
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Decker
America/USA  Margriet Decker (31 March 1700, Rochester, New York, USA - 1774, Lehman, Northampton, Pennsylvania, USA)

Douglass
America/USA  Charles Frederick Douglass (1867, Rochester, New York, USA - 2 November 1887, Washington, DC, USA)
America/USA  Robert Small Douglass (30 October 1886, Rochester, New York, USA - 27 April 1910, Brooklyn, New York, USA )

Gardner
America/USA  Shirley Gardner (07/30/1936, Rochester, New York, USA - 07/29/2011, )

Kortreght
America/USA  Annatje Hendricks Kortreght (1678, Rochester, New York, USA - 1722, , Ulster County, New York, USA )

Kuter
America/USA  Francis Jane Kuter (Nov 11 1842 , Rochester, New York, USA - Oct 31 1922 , Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska, USA)

Norton
America/USA  William Henry Norton (9 July 1841, Rochester, New York, USA - 31 July 1904, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA ) gravestone

Sprague
America/USA  Alice Louisa Sprague (1869, Rochester, New York, USA - 8 June 1875, Rochester, New York, USA)
America/USA  Annie Rosine Sprague (1865, Rochester, New York, USA - 1893, )
America/USA  Estelle Irene Sprague (11 August 1876, Rochester, New York, USA - 14 October 1927, Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
America/USA  Frederica Douglass Sprague (9 August 1880, Rochester, New York, USA - 23 October 1923, Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
America/USA  Harriet Bailey Sprague (27 November 1866, Rochester, New York, USA - 1 November 1940, Kansas City, Missouri, USA)
America/USA  Herbert Douglass Sprague (17 March 1874, Rochester, New York, USA - 26 June 1943, Manhattan, New York, USA )

Stuart
America/USA  Harold Stuart (07/18/1931, Rochester, New York, USA - 09/17/1987, Rochester, New York, USA)

Tacy
America/USA  Peter Tacy (08/16/1926, Rochester, New York, USA - 11/26/2012, Pittsford, New York, USA)

Terwilliger
America/USA  Jannetjen Terwilliger (February 1719, Rochester, New York, USA - 1762, , Ulster County, New York, USA )

Wray
America/USA  George Ellis Wray (15 August 1864, Rochester, New York, USA - 29 November 1930, Avon Park, Florida, USA) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Anthony
 America/USA  Susan Brownell Anthony (15 February 1820, Adams, Massachusetts, USA - 13 March 1906, Rochester, New York, USA) gravestone

Bubier
America/USA  Dorothy H Bubier (29 October 1914 , , Ohio, USA - 30 January 2008, Rochester, New York, USA)

Dodson
 immigrant England  Annie Dodson (April 1870, , England - 24 December 1951, Rochester, New York, USA)

Douglass
  Annie Douglass (22 March 1849, - March 1860, Rochester, New York, USA) gravestone

Du Bois
America/USA  David Lowise Du Bois (13 March 1667, Hurley, New York, USA - 1715, Rochester, New York, USA)

Hornbeck
immigrant Holland/Netherlands  Waarner Hornbeck (1645, , Netherlands - 1715, Rochester, New York, USA)

Huntington
America/USA  Eunice Huntington (12 February 1769, Norwich, Connecticut, USA - November 1850, Rochester, New York, USA)

Kingston
  Ernest Kingston (, - , Rochester, New York, USA)

Louw
America/USA  Matthys Louw (1674, Kingston, New York, USA - 26 June 1740, Rochester, New York, USA)

Robb
America/USA  Chester Thomas Robb (20 November 1907, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA - 19 October 1979, Rochester, New York, USA)

Shorey
America/USA  Helen L Shorey (1896, Auburn, New York, USA - 6 January 1935, Rochester, New York, USA) gravestone

Sprague
America/USA  Alice Louisa Sprague (1869, Rochester, New York, USA - 8 June 1875, Rochester, New York, USA)

Stanton
America/USA  Moses Levi Stanton (abt. 1835, Ossining, New York, USA - January 1883, Rochester, New York, USA)

Stuart
America/USA  Harold Stuart (07/18/1931, Rochester, New York, USA - 09/17/1987, Rochester, New York, USA)

Theinert
 America/USA  Wilhelm Albert "William" Theinert (15 August 1870, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - 2 December 1926, Rochester, New York, USA) gravestone

Thornton
immigrant England  Jane Thornton (December 1839, , England - 27 October 1923, Rochester, New York, USA) gravestone

Van Aken
immigrant Germany  Marinus Van Aken (1655, Aachen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany - 16 October 1724, Rochester, New York, USA)

Van Der Cuyl
immigrant Holland/Netherlands  Annetje Cornelise "Anna" Van Der Cuyl (1643, , Netherlands - 1 June 1727, Rochester, New York, USA)

Van Dort
America/USA  Cornelis Hendricksen Van Dort (1629, Manhattan, New York, USA - 15 September 1655, Rochester, New York, USA)

Van Heyningen
America/USA  Jannetje Van Heyningen (14 November 1680, Kingston, New York, USA - 1771, Rochester, New York, USA)

Vernooy
America/USA  Cornelia Cornelise Vernooy (3 April 1667, Kingston, New York, USA - 22 June 1719, Rochester, New York, USA)

Wood
America/USA  Seneca Wood (1794, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA - 12 March 1859, Rochester, New York, USA)
America/USA  Sophia Adaline Wood (27 March 1827, Auburn, New York, USA - 11 May 1900, Rochester, New York, USA)
 


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