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Schenectady, New York, USA

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Where is Schenectady, New York, USA? 

Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, USA
Schenectady is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. The name "Schenectady" is derived loosely from a Mohawk word for "on that side of the pinery," or "near the pines," or "place beyond the pine plains."

It is in eastern New York, near the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers.Wikipedia


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Schenectady, New York, USA - Lover's Lane in Union College Grove, Schenectady, N.Y.
Schenectady, New York, USA

Lover's Lane in Union College Grove, Schenectady, N.Y.
Schenectady, New York, USA - Fire Station
No. 3 S.F.D.
Schenectady, N.Y.
Schenectady, New York, USA

Fire Station
No. 3 S.F.D.
Schenectady, N.Y.
Schenectady, New York, USA - State St. East from R.R. Crossing, Schenectady, N.Y.
Schenectady, New York, USA

State St. East from R.R. Crossing, Schenectady, N.Y.

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1661 - Schenectady founded

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1690 - February 8 - French & Indian troops set Schenectady settlement on fire
Three surprise raids were planned in February 1690 against villages in New England. The most...Read MORE...

1798 - Schenectady Incorporated

1824 - Schenectady
Schenectady, a City, and also a Post-Township, the capital of Schenectady County, situated on the...Read MORE...

1831 - August 9 - 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)

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1869 - Schenectady
SCHENECTADY CITY was patented with certain municipal rights, Nov. 4, 1684; it was chartered as a...Read MORE...

News  1892 - April 15 – The General Electric Company is established through the merger of the Thomson-Houston Company and the Edison General Electric Company.

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April 15, 1892
News  1900 - MRS. ROGERS'S DEATH.
She Lived But Twenty Minutes After the Accident.

Providence, June 27 - Details have been...Read MORE...

News  1900 - Tornado
Schenectady, N Y, Nov. 22 - Several persons were injured and many others narrowly escaped death,...Read MORE...

1906
Schenectady, a city, capital of Schenectady co., N.Y., is situated on the Mohawk River, on the Erie ...Read MORE...

News  1910 - BLAZE AT BIG CIRCUS. HUGE TENT BURNS, BUT 12,000 PERSONS ESCAPE UNHURT. PAGEANT ABOUT TO BEGIN.
Ringmaster Ready to Start Performance Before Vast Throng of Spectators When Fire Is Discovered -...Read MORE...

News  1922 - SCHENECTADY FIRE LOSS WILL REACH $250,000.
Schenectady, Dec. 3. - Schenectady's entire fire department battled hours yesterday afternoon and...Read MORE...

News  1928 - May 10 – The first regular schedule of television programming begins in Schenectady, New York by the General Electric's television station W2XB (the station is popularly known as WGY Television, after its sister radio station WGY).

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May 10, 1928

Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Christiansen
flag  Marie Anne Louise CHRISTIANSEN (abt. 1675, Schenectady, New York, USA - 26 October 1750, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis))

Johnson
flag  Isaac W. JOHNSON (1800, Schenectady, New York, USA - 7 December 1871, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)

Newkirk
flag  William NEWKIRK (1820, Schenectady, New York, USA - 21 November 1862, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA ) gravestone

Piper
flag  Minnie A PIPER (03 February 1863, Schenectady, New York, USA - 20 October 1938, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA)

Wheeler
flag  Norma Ruth WHEELER (Dec 15 1921, Schenectady, New York, USA - Oct 8 2000, Putnam, Connecticut, USA)
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Bradt
flag  Aeffie (Eva) Arentse BRADT (February 1650, Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange) - 23 January 1728, Schenectady, New York, USA) gravestone

De Vos
immigrant flag  Catalyntje Anderiese DE VOS (abt. 1628, , Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies) - 1712, Schenectady, New York, USA)

Du Trieux
immigrant flag  Rebecca DU TRIEUX (abt. 1638, , Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies) - aft. 1687, Schenectady, New York, USA)

Feige
flag  Jessie Mabel FEIGE (9 July 1876, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville) - 2 February 1971, Schenectady, New York, USA) gravestone

Garrison
flag  Harvey E GARRISON (03 December 1900, , California, USA - 03 May 1993, Schenectady, New York, USA) gravestone

Gaucevorrt
flag  Guest GAUCEVORRT (1812, , New York, USA - 15 July 1868, Schenectady, New York, USA)

Groot
flag  Symon GROOT (abt. 1662, Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange) - abt. 1734, Schenectady, New York, USA)
immigrant flag  Symon Symonse GROOT (abt. 1626, , Netherlands (Holland) (Dutch East Indies) - abt. 1699, Schenectady, New York, USA)

Hook
flag  Frederick HOOK (1813, , New York, USA - 12 August 1879, Schenectady, New York, USA)

Keller
immigrant flag  Paul KELLER (1863, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 17 December 1891, Schenectady, New York, USA)

Mendelsson
  Solomon MENDELSSON (1817, - 2 April 1866, Schenectady, New York, USA)

Morton
flag  George A MORTON (1853, , New York, USA - 26 August 1880, Schenectady, New York, USA)

Rinckhout
flag  Geertruy Janse RINCKHOUT (abt. 1670, Albany, New York, USA (Fort Orange) - abt. 1734, Schenectady, New York, USA)

Slade
flag  Ruth E SLADE (8 March 1911, Stamford, Vermont, USA - 29 October 1998, Schenectady, New York, USA) gravestone

Stiles
flag  Nathan STILES (12 May 1767, Southbury, Connecticut, USA - 23 September 1804, Schenectady, New York, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1645
Symon Symonse GROOT (abt. 1626 - abt. 1699) & Rebecca DU TRIEUX (abt. 1638 - aft. 1687)
married abt. 1645

1721
Jurian SEVERSON (15 September 1700 - 5 February 1726) & Lysbeth (Elizabeth) GROOT (25 February 1705 - )
married 5 February 1721
 

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