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 Annie <I>Lewis</I> Schoonmaker

Annie Lewis Schoonmaker

Death 4 Apr 1925 (aged 67–68)
Burial New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA
Plot C-216
Memorial ID 101366870 · View Source
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Annie Lewis Schoonmaker,
Daughter of Full Blooded Indian Annie Lewis, widow of Simon Schoonmaker, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Abbie Jackson, near New Paltz, on April 4, after a long illness. She had lived in New Paltz for the last fifteen years. Her earlier life was spent in Gardiner.
Mrs. Schoonmaker was the daughter of Morgan Lewis, a full blooded Indian who was well known in Wallkill half a century ago and whose life would form an interesting chapter in the history of Ulster County.
Over a hundred years ago when Wallkill Village was known as "The Basin", a band of traveling Indians stopped at the home of Jacob Hasbrouck residing there, and asked that two of their number, a beautiful young squaw and her tiny baby papoose, might stay there to rest until the next day when they would return that way and stop for them. Permission was granted. The next morning the squaw had disappeared leaving her baby behind. Mr. Hasbrouck decided to keep the Indian child and named him Morgan Lewis.
From time to time to time bands of Indians would camp at the foot of the Shawangunk Mountains and young Lewis would visit them. From them he acquired much knowledge of Indian wood craft and the use of herbs in sickness. A part, at least, of this knowledge he passed on to his daughter and Ms. Schoonmaker inherited many of the Indian characteristics including the erect carriage and long straight hair of her father. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Abbie Jackson, a son, William Schoonmaker, and a sister, Mrs. Lena Bevier of Gardiner.

New Paltz Independent 4-7-1925

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  • Maintained by: Haviland Heidgerd Historical Collection
  • Originally Created by: Susan Stessin-Cohn
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101366870
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Annie Lewis Schoonmaker (1857–4 Apr 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101366870, citing New Paltz Rural Cemetery, New Paltz, Ulster County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Haviland Heidgerd Historical Collection (contributor 47966167) .