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Penn Yan, New York, USA

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Where is Penn Yan, New York, USA? 

Penn Yan, Yates, New York, USA
Penn Yan is an incorporated village in Yates County, New York, USA. It is the county seat of Yates County and lies at the north end of the east branch of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes.

The Village of Penn Yan is primarily in the Town of Milo, but a small section is in the Town of Benton. A smaller section is in the Town of Jerusalem.

The name "Penn Yan" is a syllabic abbreviation of "Pennsylvania Yankee".Wikipedia


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Penn Yan, New York, USA - Knapp House, Pen Yan, N.Y.
Penn Yan, New York, USA

Knapp House, Pen Yan, N.Y.
Penn Yan, New York, USA - County Bldgs, Penn Yan, N.Y.
Penn Yan, New York, USA

County Bldgs, Penn Yan, N.Y.
Penn Yan, New York, USA - Main Street, Penn Yan, N.Y.
Penn Yan, New York, USA

Main Street, Penn Yan, N.Y.

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The first frame dwelling at Penn Yan was built in 1799.

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1823 - The village of Penn Yan became the county seat in 1823, when Yates county was created.

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Penn Yan was incorporated in 1833.

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1836 - Penn Yan
Penn Yan, founded by Mr. Abraham Waggener, incorporated 29th April, 1833; the shire town about half ...Read MORE...

1892 - Penn Yan
n the northern portion of township No. 7, of the first range, better and more commonly known as the ...Read MORE...

News  1895 - SAILBOAT CAPSIZED. PERRY TUFFT, HIS WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN DROWN IN LAKE KENKA.
Penn Yan, N.Y., July 10. - On Lake Kenka yesterday PERRY TUFFT, his wife and three children lost...Read MORE...

1906
Penn Yan', a post-village, capital of Yates co., N.Y., is situated at the outlet and northern end...Read MORE...

In 1921 the Penn Yan Boat Company was founded by German immigrant Charles A. Herrman.

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News  1949 - Gas Explosion Injures Plumber
Methodist Church Slightly Damaged

Lew Blakeslee of 231 Lake street, Penn Yan, was seriously...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Pelton
flag   Charles PELTON (24 March 1844, Penn Yan, New York, USA - 19 March 1924, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA) gravestone

Shields
flag   Elizabeth SHIELDS (7 July 1767, Penn Yan, New York, USA - 28 April 1844, Middlesex, New York, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Blessing
flag   Adelia H BLESSING (January 1884, Meriden, Connecticut, USA - 3 September 1961, Penn Yan, New York, USA) gravestone
flag   Amelia L BLESSING (January 1886, Meriden, Connecticut, USA - 20 July 1954, Penn Yan, New York, USA) gravestone

Fleming
flag   William C FLEMING (1884, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) - 8 February 1960, Penn Yan, New York, USA) gravestone

Slattery
immigrant flag   Dennis Vincent SLATTERY (3 September 1900, , Ireland - 7 May 1970, Penn Yan, New York, USA) gravestone

West
flag   Hazel Adele WEST (26 March 1910, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) - 24 June 1963, Penn Yan, New York, USA) gravestone
flag   Howard Charles WEST (14 June 1884, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Flatlands) (Flatbush) - January 1963, Penn Yan, New York, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1784
Gideon SALISBURY (14 January 1762 - 1848) & Elizabeth SHIELDS (7 July 1767 - 28 April 1844)
married abt. 1784
 

Cemeteries in Penn Yan, New York, USA

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