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Christine Schultz (#47854496)
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Bio Photo My favorite way to contribute is by submitting edits to fill in missing information, especially the important work of joining relations to help visitors find the relatives they're searching for. Surnames of special interest include Schultz, King, Burns and Gerfin.
PHOTO POLICY: I've started adding captions to give permission for photos of folks I am not related to. If there isn't a caption, please ask first or just add:
-Photo by Christine Ann Schultz,

FAG is about sharing, so if you're not sure, just ask. Thank you for respecting the work of others!
I am the Fifth Great Granddaughter of Christian Otto Schultz, of Rhinebeck, NY, through his son LT Peter Schultz. Peter was one of eight brothers who were revolutionary war patriots. I'm working on the burial sites and vital statistics of all of Christian Otto and Christiana's descendents.

My paternal Grandmother was a King, and what a lot of Kings there were and are! They were boilermakers and laborers and other hard-working folks from Bath, Maine. The families were large, most had little money, and the stories are sometimes hard to take. Infants died more often than in the wealthier side of the family, women married and died young, children like little Hattie King and her two sisters didn't always get to stay with their Mom and Dad. The Kings that survived were sometimes badly damaged by their experiences. Theirs is a story of generations who found the strength to overcome hardship and tragedy. It's not a pretty story, not always an honorable one, but it's honest and has plenty of moments of triumph, joy and even hope.

On my Mother's side, we have Burns and Gerfin, two names that lead back to Canada, PA, Maine and MA. Behind the Burns, we find the early settlers of Union, Maine, including Phillip Robbins who's home now houses the Union Historical Society, the Cummings, with a few courageous fellows who headed off to Lexington, and before them, William and Johanna Towne, my 9G Grandparents, who's three daughters were accused during the hysteria of the Salem witch trials. Rebecca Towne Nurse and Mary Towne Esty, were hung. Sarah was accused after she protested her sister's innocence and spent nearly a year in jail. Her case was finally dismissed by Grand Jury.
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James Schultz Sr.
9th Generation Schultz
Hello Christine and everyone,

Thanks to my Grandfather, Benjamin F. Schultz III, I have Family information comprised over 2 full volumes of documented History.

I am from the Lieut. Peter Schultz line. He and his wife Anna Van der Hoff had 12 Children: Lucus (my branch), Christian, Margaret, Mary (Mariah), Abraham, Christina, Peter Jr, Joanna, Catherine, Issac, Jacob, and Eliza.

It is my goal to document this great work done by my Grandfather online. Just not sure the best forum, perhaps a blog. I will add to this thread - and would be happy to answer any questions for history documented in Schultz Family Tree.

James M. Schultz, Sr.

Added by James Schultz Sr. on Jul 20, 2016 1:23 PM
Barbara Bayley
LT Peter Schultz
Hi Christine, I believe I am a descendant of Lucas Schultz (1172-1825), mentioned as one of Peter Shultz children in the write up of Peter Schultz. However, in the list of Peter's children, only 5 of his 10 children are mentioned. I am finding it very difficult to prove the relationship of Lucas to Peter and wondering if you have any additional information on Lucas. I appreciate any light you may be able to shed on this...
Thank you,
Added by Barbara Bayley on Jun 12, 2016 9:00 AM
R.J. Dunnill
Bradford DeNoce
Bradford's memorial now bears a photo of his crypt.

Added by R.J. Dunnill on May 22, 2016 2:47 PM
Lisa Campeau
hi cousin!
Christian Otto Schultz is my fifth great uncle. I have a family tree on ancestry (Campeau-Still) - please contact me if you have any questions about the Still family in Michigan.

- Lisa Campeau
Added by Lisa Campeau on May 22, 2016 11:57 AM
Patricia Elliott
Another Schultz child
Christine, I have a child Abraham as the 11th child of Christian Otto Schultz.
Born 4 Dec 1738 Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York
Died Dec 1786 New York
Spouse Deborah Kilburn born 1730, daughter of James Kilburn and Hannah Wilcox
Abraham has 6 children
Added by Patricia Elliott on May 10, 2016 9:34 PM
Amy Ogden
Jacob Schultz
I am the fifth great-granddaughter of Jacob Schultz and his wife, Ursula Shryver through my great-grandmother, Ursula Schultz Cookingham Ogden. If you can share anything further of their history, please let me know.
Are their tombstones next to one another in the Reformed Church Cemetery in Rhinebeck?
Added by Amy Ogden on May 06, 2016 7:34 AM
Chris Harmony
Hannah Schultz
Hello, I am a descendant of Mae Fuller Fulton who lived with Robert and Hannah Curtis Schultz in the early 1900's. Just curious if you have any information on the Schultz family or Mae Fuller. Would love to get in contact with family.

Chris Harmony
Added by Chris Harmony on Mar 30, 2016 3:40 PM
Gail De Noce - Welch
Schultz Granddaughter
Hi, Christine,

I am the daughter of Jocelyn Florence Schultz De Noce, the granddaughter of Isaac Thurlo Schultz, and great-granddaughter of Isaac Vanderhoff Schultz of Rhinbeck, New York. Thank you very much for the work you are doing on our Schultz family!

Take care - Gail De Noce Welch

Added by Gail De Noce - Welch on Mar 08, 2016 10:36 AM
Heidi Gross
Meadow Knoll Cemetery

I am in the process of working on some area requests for the Find a Grave website. When I visit a site, I typically try to take additional photographs, just in case the memorial has not been added or a an existing memorial is missing a photograph. In any event, I was cataloging images I took last year and I was preparing another visit to Meadow Knoll Cemetery in Washington County, NY.

I was able to obtain images for Edgar and Nina Smith, however Roy Smith was not in Meadow Knoll. I will be uploading those images shortly.

I did find a Roy A. Smith (1903-1983) with Grace E. Smith (1918-2004) buried together in Putnam Cemetery (same town, but different cemetery).

If this is the correct person, I would recommend removing the memorial from the Meadow Knoll Cemetery on Find a Grave and create one in Putnam Cemetery, Washington County, NY. That way other people won’t get confused or misled. I would be happy to send you the images directly, as well as upload Roy and Grace into the database, once you have created the new memorials.

If you could let me know if this is your person, that would be great!

Warm Regards,

Heidi Gross
Added by Heidi Gross on Feb 03, 2016 12:00 AM
Dennis McCrea
RE: Madeline Schultz
Christine, here's her sister's 2013 obituary:

Margaret Kocienski TROY – Margaret “Peggy” Kocienski beloved wife of the late Stephen P. Kocienski and former resident of Lansingburgh for over 50 years passed away quietly and gently in her sleep at the Eddy Village Green on January 10th. She was born to the late Electra (Hatcher) Ryan and Ray Crump on October 20, 1925 in Troy. Peg attended Troy public Schools and was a beloved waitress at the Palace Diner for many years. She retired from the NYS Library in the 90's and sold Avon in her community for over 30 years. She was an avid member of the Uncle Sam Stamp Club in Troy and always enjoyed marching in the annual Uncle Sam Parade. She is survived by her daughter Diane (John) Broderick of Watervliet and predeceased by daughter Mary Truitt of California. Grandchildren Stephanie (Peter) Gemmiti of Clifton Park, Jack Broderick of Colonie, Cindy (Tom) Waltemath of Colorado and Glen Truitt of California. Great grandchildren Stephen Gemmiti and Peyton, Brody, Brandon and Austin Waltemath. Siblings Madeline Schultz and Raymond Crump, and sister and brother in laws Kathy Crump, Marge and Joe Kocienski and Rose Morawski along with many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by siblings Barbara Garbowski, Helen Roy, Leslie Crump and Kathryn Garcia. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 am from the Frank P. McDonald & Son Funeral Home 870Second Avenue (124th & 125th Streets) in Lansingburgh. Friend are invited and may call at the Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 to 7 pm. The internment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery in Troy.
Added by Dennis McCrea on Dec 16, 2015 10:38 AM
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