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Amsterdam, Montgomery, NY
The city is within the original, now defunct town of Caughnawaga.
The first Europeans to settle here were Dutch immigrants about 1710. They called the community Veeders Mills and Veedersburgh after Albert Veeder, an early mill owner. After the American Revolutionary War, many settlers came from New England. Anglo-American residents changed the name to Amsterdam in 1803.
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1854 - Amsterdam
Amsterdam, a township in the N. E. extremity of Montgomery county, New York, about 30 miles N. E. from Albany. Population. 4128.
Amsterdam, a post-village in the above township, on the left or N. bank of the Mo hawk river, and on the Utica and Schenectady railroad, 83 miles N. W. from Albany, and 62 miles E. by S. from Utica. It contains churches for the Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists, and Universalists ; a bank, an academy, a printing office, and manufactories of several kinds. A bridge crosses the river at this place. Population in 1852, estimated at 2000.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1869 - Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM, named from the place in Holland from which many of the early settlers came, was formed from Caughnawaga, March 12, 1793. Perth, Fulton County, was taken off in 1838. The original town of Caughnawaga was formed March 7, 1788. It embraced all that part of Montgomery County lying north of the Mohawk and east of a line extending from "The Noses" to Canada. In 1793 it was divided into Amsterdam, Mayfield, Broodalbin and Johnstown, and the original name was discontinued. It lies on the north bank of the Mohawk, in the north-east corner of the County. Its surface consists of the alluvial flats along the river, and a rolling upland, gradually rising for a distance of two miles, and attaining an elevation of 300 to 500 feet. The principal streams are the Fort Johnson, Chuetenunda and Evas Kil Creeks. The first was formerly called Kayaderosseras Creek, and its name was changed in honor of Sir William Johnson, who erected a residence near this stream in 1744, and a saw mill about the... Read MORE...
1870 - An Amsterdam (N. Y.) man has invented a patent glass coffin, which can be hermetically sealed after the air is exhausted, thus preserving bodies perfectly without embalming.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
February 26, 1870
1889 - Nov. 9 - Sanford & Son's carpet mills, Amsterdam, N. Y., shut down for some time, resumed operations.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 5, 1889
1895 - Amsterdam
Amsterdam, a city of Montgomery co., N.Y., on the Mohawk River, and on the New York Central and the West Shore Railroads, 33 miles N.W. of Albany. It contains 12 churches, 5 banks, 2 academies, 3 newspaper offices, and manufactures of carpets, boilers, furniture, knit goods, springs, and various other articles, Pop. in 1880, 9466; in 1890, 17,336.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Amsterdam, a city of Montgomery co., N.T., on the Mohawk River and on the New York Central and Hudson River and the West Shore Rs., 33 miles NW. of Albany. It has manufactures of carpets, knit goods, woollens, silks, brooms, springs, and various other articles. The St. Mary's Catholic Institute is located here. Pop. in 1890, 17,336; in 1900, 20,929.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Amsterdam, New York, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Amsterdam.
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Jonathan DWIGHT (21 January 1770, Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - 19 May 1834, Amsterdam, New York, USA)
Sarah KESTED (1798, Amsterdam, New York, USA - 27 January 1873, Ware, Massachusetts, USA)
Louise Rose PEPPER (1857, Amsterdam, New York, USA - 1892, , New York, USA)
George W STANTON (3 June 1857, , New York, USA - 16 February 1923, Amsterdam, New York, USA)
Byer HAMILTON (31 July 1872, Fulton, New York, USA - 27 October 1892, Amsterdam, New York, USA)
William Henry BLOOD (23 September 1889, Fonda, Montgomery, New York, USA (Mohawk) - 29 March 1980, Amsterdam, New York, USA)
Yvonne COLE (1937, Schoharie, New York, USA - June 2022, Amsterdam, New York, USA)
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Mendosa Wilfred MADORE (27 October 1895 - 19 January 1972) and Aurore Helene TRUDEAU (TRUDEL) (27 February 1906 - January 1987) married 23 December 1929
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