From Auburn Citizen Advertiser 3 December 1943
Mrs. Pasqualine T. Varno, 54, died suddenly of a heart attack at
her home, 8 Jackson street, Geneva, Tuesday night. Survivors are three
sons, Gabriel of Tonawanda, James and Anthony of Geneva; five
daughters, Mrs. Paul Navarro of Auburn, Mrs. Fred Olmstead of New York
City, Antoinette, Mary and Josephine Varno of Geneva; four
grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Anthony Buggieri and Miss Virginia
Bimbo; and a brother, John Bimbo of Geneva. Services will be at 9:30
a.m. Friday at the home and at 10 in St. Francis de Sales Church with
burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Geneva.
From Geneva Gazette 2 February 1855
Died at his residence in Seneca, on the 23d ult., Mr. Thomas
Vartie, aged 92 years. Mr. Vartie was a native of Northumberland
county, England; emigrated to this country in 1801, and settled in this
town and on his late homestead the same year. He, with many others of
the early settlers, suffered many vicissitudes such as are inseparable
from a pioneer life, but he lived to see the "wilderness blossom as the
rose," and died ripe in years and honored for his uniform probity of
From Ontario County Times 18 August 1875
Victor, N. Y. - The funeral of Lewis Vedder, whose death
was mentioned last week, was held at the M. E. church on Tuesday. The
remains were taken to Palmyra for interment. He was a member of the
Masonic order, and the burial services were conducted under their
From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1901
The funeral of Charles Veit took place from the family
residence in Main street, at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Cousins
of the deceased acted as bearers. Rev. Dr. N. B. Remick
officiated. Interment was in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 27 December 1897
Elizabeth Veit, aged 70 years, wife of Henry Veit of Exchange
street, died at her home last Friday night at 6:20 o'clock. The funeral
took place from her late residence at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The deceased had come over from Germany to this country 50 years ago.
Her husband and four children survive.
From Geneva Daily Times 19 June 1906
The funeral of Nicholas Veit, who died Sunday night from
an overdose of laudanum, will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:00
o'clock from his late home, 426 Exchange street. Rev. J. B. Hubbs will
From Geneva Daily Times 7 August 1905
Mrs. Stella Veit, who died Friday night at her home in East
Washington street, took place this morning at 10 o'clock from the
house, Rev. N. B. Remick, D. D. pastor of North Presbyterian church,
officiating. Burial was in Glenwood cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 June 1907
The funeral of Theodore J. Veite will be held tomorrow morning
at 8:30 o'clock from his late residence, No. 389 Exchange street, and
9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Burial will be in St.
From Geneva Daily Times 24 May 1928
Phelps - Mrs. Nellie VerCruyse, 62 years old, wife of Peter
VerCruyse, died Tuesday evening at her home two miles north of Phelps.
Mrs. VerCruyse was stricken with heart disease early in the day which
resulted in her death a few hours later. The deceased was a native of
Holland, and had lived in Phelps for the past twenty years. Besides her
husband, she leaves one son, Peter Denaice of Denver, Colo.; also a
sister, Mrs. Benjamin Hamburg of Phelps and a brother and sister who
reside in Holland. Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Friday
morning at St. Francis church, the pastor, Rev. Edward B. Simpson,
officiating. Interment will be in St. Francis cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 May 1908
Manchester, N. Y. - The remains of John Verelle, who was
killed while trying to catch an outgoing freight train near the outlet
bridge in this village on Saturday, were buried in the Catholic
Cemetery at Clifton Springs Wednesday. Before his death the man gave
the address of his parents, as 186 Phoenix street, Providence, R. I.,
but the message to his parents was delayed, as he was understood to say
his name was Perrell instead of Verelle. A message from the chief of
police of that city stated that his father was too poor to send for the
remains of his son, and requesting that they be buried here.
From Geneva Daily Times 26 January 1910
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Barbara Verhile died at the home of her
daughter Monday night at the age of 92 years and 5 months. She came
from Germany about 60 years ago and had resided in Springwater 50
years. She was a member of St. Janairus Catholic church in Naples. She
is survived by two sons, Andrew Verhile of Springwater and Joseph of
Cohocton; and one daughter, Mrs. Kathrine Kolterback of Naples, N. Y.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 February 1908
Naples, N. Y. - John Verhile died at his home in Garlinghouse
afternoon with pneumonia after a brief sickness. He was born in
but moved to Naples a few years ago. He was a farmer about fifty years
and leaves a wife and children.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 17 May 1905
Naples, N. Y. - On Monday, May 9th, occurred the death of Mrs.
Belinda Vermilye, of this village. Deceased was 86 years of age
and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Stephen Semans and Miss
Katherine Vermilye, both of Naples.
From Geneva Daily Times 7 May 1904
Shortsville, N. Y. - Mrs. Clarissa E. Vermilyea, seventy-five
years old, of Seneca Castle, died
at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Gerelle Ridley, Thursday afternoon
at two o'clock. She was taken ill on Monday but no fear was felt
in regard to her recovery until a few hours before the end came. She
is survived by one brother, George Dougan of Canandaigua, and two
nieces, Mrs. Gerelle Ridley and Miss Emma Dougan of Shortsville. The
will be held from her home in Seneca Castle.
From Ontario County Chronicle 8 May 1901
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - William Vermilyea died on Wednesday
after a short illness. He was an old employee of the Sanitarium.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church on Friday afternoon.
From Shortsville Enterprise 18 October 1934
Death claimed one of Manchester's best-known citizens, when Elmer E. VerPlanck passed
away at his home in Sourth avenue on Monday evening, after only a short
illness. Mr. VerPlanck was born at Oak Hill, this state, in 1862, and
was in his 72nd year. As a youth he removed to Topeka, Kansas, but soon
returned from the West and established a residence in Manchester, where
he had lived continuously for 53 years. For a great many years he had
worked in the corner store now occupied by Johnson & Bennett, from
the days when it was
owned by Wilson & Allen, up to the present. A faithful member of the
Masonic order, he was a life member of Canandaigua lodge, No. 294. In
1885 he was married to Martha Herrington, who survives him now. Other
survivors are one son, Edwin A. VerPlanck of Manchester, and a brother,
Fred VerPlanck of Rochester. Funeral services were held from his late
home in Manchester on Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. Leon L. Swarthout,
pastor of the Manchester Baptist church, and the Rev. Albert W. Walker,
pastor of the Manchester Methodist church, in charge. The remains were
laid at rest in Brookside Cemetery, Shortsville.
From Geneva Gazette 7 May 1914
The death of Mrs. Mary Grandin Ver Planck, widow of
Samuel Hopkins Ver Planck, former president of the Geneva National Bank,
occurred last Saturday evening, May 2, 1914, in the family home, 803
South Main street. Mrs. Ver Planck leaves one daughter, Miss Jane Leslie
Ver Planck, of this city, and one son, William G. Ver Planck of New
York city. Mrs. Ver Planck had not been in good health for several
years, and until the past year had with her daughter spent the winters
in a warmer climate than this. She was numbered among our older
residents, for Mr. Ver Planck was connected with the bank for nearly
From Geneva Courier 2 April 1879
Mr. Wm. Gordon Ver Planck, an old and very well-known resident of
Geneva, died very suddenly on Sunday last, at the residence of his son,
Mr. S. H. VerPlanck, on Main street. Mr. Ver Planck was one of the best
known citizens of Geneva, and the news of his death caused a profound
sensation in town. It was universally felt that a good man had gone. Mr.
Ver Planck was born October 12, 1801, and was therefore, at the time of
his death, in his 78th year. He was graduated at Yale college, and for
some yrs cultivated a farm in Saratoga county near Ballston. In 1849 he
removed to Geneva. He was employed in the old bank of Geneva til 1853.
He also planted one of the first nurseries in Geneva. For 18 years Mr.
Ver Planck was warden of the Bloomingdale asylum, near New York,
returning to Geneva in January 1877. Mr. Ver Planck's funeral took place
this afternoon from his son's residence, Rev. W. Hogarth officiating.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 January 1913
Michael Versallo, known to his friends as Mike Rose, a track
laborer employed by the New York Central, was instantly killed during
the snow storm of yesterday morning at a point just across the Seneca
county lines. The remains were taken to Waterloo by direction of
Coroner Fallett of Seneca Falls and an autopsy held at the Genung
undertaking rooms. Last evening the body was removed to the undertaking
rooms of Devaney and Fletcher of this city and prepared for burial and
then taken to the home of Versallo at No. 28 North street, where the
funeral will take place tomorrow morning. Service will be held at St.
Francis de Sales church at 9 o'clock. Burial will be made in St.
Patrick's Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his widow and two
daughters, Mrs. Dominick Venate and Mrs. Carmello Counullio, and also a
brother and sister, all of whom reside in this city. According to
members of the family of the deceased, his death was due to negligence
and friends of the family have retained ex-City Attorney W. S. O'Brien
to investigate the case. An inquest will be held by the Seneca county
It is stated that Versallo, who was employed on the section, was
engaged during the snow storm yesterday morning in sweeping out switch
points so that the switches would not become clogged by the snow
gathering between the rails. He was at work at a point near the "G. Y."
tower while the yard engine was engaged in switching cars in the same
vicinity. A car was "kicked" by the engine onto the track upon which
Versallo was working and this car struck him and after knocking him
down, the wheels passed over his body. Both arms were cut off and the
man's body was also cut. Death resulted almost instantly. Both the
Ontario and Seneca county officials were immediately notified of the
accident and the investigation into the cause of accident was started
From Neapolitan Record 29 November 1880
Rushville - Mrs. Adeline Verselius, sister of Mrs. J. H. Beeman,
died at her home in this village on Thursday, Jan. 22; aged 65 years.
She had been an invalid for 20 years, and the for the last 8 years has
been confined to her bed. The funeral took place from her late residence
on Saturday. Revds. C. M. Bartholomew, J. H. Rodgers officiating.
From Shortsville Enterprise 25 October 1934
The death of Mrs. Lila Derr VerStreate of West Booth street,
Shortsville, occurred on Sunday evening, October 21, at the Oakmount
Sanitarium, near East Bloomfield. She had been in poor health for
several years and had only returned to the hospital after a stay at her
home. She was aged 38 years. Mrs. VerStreate was the daughter of Frank
and Louise Wadsworth Derr and was married to John VerStreate in 1913.
She is survived by her husband, two daughter, Mildred and Louise; and
two sons, Martin and John VerStreate, all living at home. Funeral
services were held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, from St. Dominic's
Church, with the Rev. John E. Napier in charge. Burial was made in St.
Rose cemetery in West Main street.
From Shortsville Enterprise 19 July 1934
The death of Peter Verstreate occurred at his home on the
Shortsville-Clifton Springs road on Monday, at the age of 67 years. The
survivors are his wife, one daughter, Mary; seven sons, John and Edward
of Shortsville, Lewis, Frank, Charles, Lawrence and Harold of
Rochester; also eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held from
St. Felix's Catholic church at Clifton Spa on Wednesday morning, and
interment was made in St. Agnes cemetery just west of that village.
From Neapolitan Record 26 August 1880
Died in Rushville, August 20th, 1880, George W. Vescelieas, aged
29 years. At the early age of 13 years, the deceased enlisted as a
musician in the 117 Ill. Inf. Regiment where he served a little over a
year when he was discharged on account of disability, and for several
years after his discharge he followed the sea as a sailor in which
capacity he visited a great number of foreign ports; his travels were so
extensive that but very few if any men of his age has as extensive and
correct a knowledge from personal observation of the manners, customs
and usages of so many different nationalities as he had. He had been a
great sufferer for some time from that
terrible disease consumption, only the day but one before he died, he
was around the streets. The funeral was held from the M. E. Church on
Sunday morning and which was attended by a goodly number of his soldier
comrades in a body.
From Geneva Daily Times 8 June 1928
Mrs. Anna Vickerman died at her home, at 172 High Street, at 11 o'clock this morning after a long illness. Surviving are her husband, John
C. Vickerman, one daughter, Mrs. Lillian F. Rolland, one brother,
George W. Smith of Geneva, and one sister, Mrs. F. T. Archer, of
Geneva. The funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:30 o'clock.
Interment will be made in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. Samuel H. Edsall will officiate.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 4 July 1922
Geneva, July 3 - Mrs. Ann Vickery, widow of Patrick Vickery, died
Sunday at the family home, No. 14 North Exchange street, following a
long illness. She is survived by six children, Joseph Long of Buffalo,
Miss Mary Long of Syracuse, Mrs. Phillip (can't read) of Charlotte,
Mrs. Dell Wertman, Miss Nellie Vickery and William Vickery of Geneva.
The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock from the house
and 9 o'clock from St. Francis de Sales church. Interment will be in
the St. Patrick's Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 13 February 1896
The death of Patrick Vickery, of North street, occurred
yesterday afternoon at the age of 65 years. He had been suffering for
some time from heart disease. He leaves a wife and four children, son
and three daughters. The family recently came from Lyons, where the
remains will be taken for burial.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 23 January 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - Wednesday noon while employed in the
grist mill in Manchester Center, Albert Vienna was caught on
the shaft of the machinery and before he could be extricated, the shaft
made several revolutions, and his clothing, having caught on the
wheels, his body revolved with the wheels. He was in the basement of
the mill and it was the noise made by his body striking against the
floor that caused the men in the mill to investigate. His shoes and
almost all of his clothing were torn from his body. The bones in both
of his legs and one arm were broken. His head and other portions of his
body were bruised and mangled. Dr. Conley of Clifton Springs and Dr. J.
H. Pratt of this village were summoned. He was immediately taken to the
Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua, where he died that night. He was born
in the town of Manchester 38 years ago. He resided two miles east of
this village and had the respect of a large circle of friends and
relatives. He is survived by his wife, (formerly Miss Emma Wardell of
Palmyra,) and one son, Claude, aged 12 years; by his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Isaac Vienna; two brothers, Abraham Vienna of this town, and Isaac
Vienna of Palmyra; and one sister, Mrs. Peter VanDerwall, all of
Manchester. The funeral was held at his late home Saturday at 1:30
o'clock, Rev. Joseph Weston officiating; interment in Brookside.
From Geneva Daily Times 18 January 1907
Manchester, N. Y. - A fatal accident happened at Manchester Center
Wednesday afternoon to Albert Vienne. He was employed at what
is known as the Lisk saw mill at Manchester Center where the machinery
is being replaced. Vienna was engaged in fastening a block to the
when he was caught in a revolving shaft and wound around until his head
and body were horribly cut and one ankle crushed. Dr. John H. Pratt of
this village and Dr. Conley of Clifton Springs were called and the
man was taken to the Memorial Hospital at Canandaigua where the crushed
limb was amputated. He died yesterday morning. He is survived by his
Mrs. Emma Vienna, and one son, Claude, of Manchester Center; a father
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Vienna, Sr.; one brother, Abram Vienna and
sister, Mrs. Peter E. Vanderwald of the town of Manchester; also a
Isaac, Jr., of Palmyra.
From Shortsville Enterprise 12 May 1927
The death of Isaac Vienne, a
well-known resident of the town of Manchester, occurred at his home,
about three miles northeast of Manchester, on Friday, following an
illness that had confined him to his home for the past seven weeks. His
age was 84 years. Mr. Vienne was a native of Holland, having been born
on July 28, 1842. He came to this country and located at Palmyra in
June, 1869. For the past fifty-four years he had successfully followed
the pursuit of agriculture in this township. He chose as his wife, Miss
Catherine Freyn, with whom he was united on July 23, 1863. Her demise
occurred several years ago. The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Peter
Vanderwall, one son, Abram Vienne, both of Manchester, a niece, fifteen
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held
from his late home at 3 o'clock by Rev. Mr. Tallman of Palmyra. The
remains were laid at rest in Brookside cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 21 February 1908
Naples, N. Y. - John Vierhile, aged 54, died of pneumonia on
Friday. His home was at Garlinghouse in this town. He was in the prime
of an active, prosperous, happy life. He was the second son of Joseph
Vierhile, who came to this vicinity from Germany 55 years ago, with his
wife and babies, and started a home in the woods with nothing but their
hands and willpower. The father died five years ago, on a fine
productive farm. Each of the three sons, after helping their father and
mother to a large competence, bought farms, and all are wealthy. The
surviving sons are Andrew, of Springwater, and Joseph of Atlanta. One
daughter, Mrs. Kaltenbach, of this village, has made a home for the
mother. Mr. Vierhile leaves a wife and three children. All of the
family were devout Catholics, and the funeral was held in the Catholic
church of this village, Father Erras officiating.
From Naples Record 14 January 1942
Mrs. Margaret Ritz Vierhile, 80, died on Saturday, January 10,
1942, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fayette C. Newell, in
Garlinghouse, town of Naples. She had been in ill health for some time.
Prior to making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Vierhile, lived in
Wayland, where she was a faithful member of St. Joseph's church and of
the Rosary Society. She enjoyed a large circle of friends, and was well
and favorably known there and in Naples. She was born in Perkinsville
on June 16, 1861, She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Newell; a son,
John W. Vierhile of Naples; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ollie Stocking of
Atlanta, N. Y.; a sister Miss Catherine Ritz of Rochester; a brother,
Jacob Ritz, of Wayland. Members of the Ladies Sodality of St. Januarius
Church, of Naples, and of the Rosary Society of Wayland, met at the
home of Mr. Vierhile on Monday night for the devotion of the Rosary.
Service were held on Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the house,
and from St. Januarius church at 9:00 o'clock. Interment was made in
Rose Ridge cemetery, Naples.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 June 1907
Canandaigua, N. Y. - Coroner D. A. Eiseline, of Shortsville, was
called to Victor yesterday afternoon to inquire into the case of an
named Carmen Vigelent, whose dead body was found in the
woods, two miles southeast of Victor, by a posse of men who had been
looking for the man all day. Vigelent went hunting two days ago, and
as he had not returned his wife gave the alarm and a party of his
countrymen went out in search of him. Yesterday morning they found the
lying in the woods with a gunshot wound in the back of the head that
torn off a large part of the back part of the skull. His gun was
and there was no money or valuables on him, although his wife thinks he
both when he left home. A cartridge shell lay near the body, and the
as well as the friends of the dead man suspect foul play. Coroner
came on here last evening and notified Sheriff George L. Van Voorhis
District Attorney M. D. Short, who will investigate the case. An
is being held at Victor today by D. A. Eiseline. Vigelent was an
man, an employee of the Locke Insulator Company at Victor, and leaves a
and two children. It is not known if he went hunting with companions or
From Ontario County Journal 12 January 1900
Phelps, N. Y. - Last Saturday morning occurred the death of Alexander
F. Vincent, aged 82 yrs. The deceased had been ill for two or
three weeks and died at the home of his son, William Vincent. The
deceased, who followed the occupation of a mason in his younger days,
was one of the oldest residents of this place, having lived here from
childhood. He was one of a large family, there being six boys and three
girls. He is survived by two sons, William F. and J. Edgar Vincent; and
one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Vandevyver of Geneva. The funeral services
were held from W. F. Vincent's residence at 2:30 o'clock Monday
afternoon, Rev. Mr. Beardslee officiating, and interment was made in
the Phelps cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 14 January 1926
Phelps, N. Y. - Arthur S. Vincent, 64 years old, died at noon
yesterday at his home in South Wayne street. He had been in failing
health for several months, pneumonia developing a few days ago. Mr.
Vincent was born in Phelps, December 20th, 1861, and had always lived
here. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, the Misses Elizabeth and
Helen; and one sister, Mrs. John Bliven, all of Phelps. Funeral
services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the house and
interment will be in Rest Haven Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 22 September 1923
Phelps, N. Y. - Charles S. Vincent, 63 years old, died Friday
morning at his home in West Main street, after an illness of nearly a
year. Mr. Vincent was born in Phelps March 19th, 1860, a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Vincent, and had always lived in this community. He was a
moulder by occupation and for several years was foreman in the moulding
department for the Crown Manufacturing company. Mr. Vincent is survived
by his wife and six children: Mrs. Orville Bryant (should be Bryan) of Geneva; Russell
Vincent of New Brunswick, N. J.; Ray Vincent of Canandaigua, Arthur
Vincent of Willard, Mrs. William Jacoby of Elmira and Miss Selma
Vincent who lived at home; one brother, Arthur S. Vincent; and one
sister, Mrs. John Bliven, both of Phelps. Funeral services will be held
at the Vincent home at three o'clock Sunday afternoon and interment
will be in Rest Haven cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 30 December 1907
Phelps, N. Y. - The death of Mrs. Maria A. Vincent, widow
the late Charles B. Vincent, occurred at 11 o'clock Friday night at her
home on West Main street. She had been ill about three months. Mrs.
Vincent was born in the village of Phelps 73 years ago and lived here
all her life with the exception of three years spent in Ohio. Her
survivors are two sons, Arthur and Charles Vincent, and one daughter,
Mrs. John Bliven, all of Phelps, also a twin sister, Mrs. William
McMullen, who resides in St. Louis.
From Geneva Daily Times 21 March 1905
Joshon Vindicti, a resident of Little Italy, lies at the City
Hospital with a number of ragged slashes in his abdomen, and may die.
Vindicti, in his ante-mortem statement made to Coroner Weyburn this
noon, through an interpreter, says that
he was stabbed by Tony Lorreto last night about 10 o'clock, at
his boarding house, No. 16 Sherrill street. The police find the
stabbing took place at about 8:20 o'clock At 9:15 o'clock police
headquarters were telephoned to and Captain Beales and Officer Manley
went to the scene. They found Vindicti in a dangerous condition. A
thorough search of the neighborhood was made but no traces were found
would-be murderer, and it is believed he has made good his escape. When
the proprietor of the boarding house heard Vindicti's cries, he saw at
a glance that the man's condition was critical and immediately
for Dr. G. B. Young. When the physician arrived he had the man removed
to the City Hospital. Today the doctor, thinking that the man was
to die, called in Coroner Weyburn, who took the man's statement of the
affair. The coroner at once reported to the police and this afternoon
Kane, armed with subpoenas made a thorough investigation. Although no
hopes are entertained of securing the arrest of the man's assailant,
implicated, or likely to be able to shed some light on the situation
be placed under arrest before night.
As nearly as can be gathered, the story of the
stabbing is this: Vindicti and Tony Lorreto, who are bed
fellows, last night were filling up with macaroni and cheese, washed
down with plenty of beer. They visited several saloons in the colony
during the early evening. Both took on a goodly supply of beverage and
when they started for their boarding place, No. 16 Sherrill street,
they were arguing in loud voices. At 8 o'clock both retired
and still the argument continued. Vindicti contended that Lorreto
had made away with the most beer, and made Lorreto angry. Then Loretto
produced a stiletto and proceeded to carve the stomach of his
Vindicti cried for help and his assailant jumped into his clothes and
fled from the house, disappearing in the direction of the Vance Boiler
Works, and has not been seen since. He is described as being a man
fifty years old, five feet eight inches in height. He wore a cheap gray
colored suit, a derby hat, boots and no overcoat. Vindicti's statement
as given to the coroner this noon follows.
Ante-mortem statement of Joseph Vindicti, on the 21st day of March,
1905, in Geneva, N. Y., in regard to the wounding of himself. Nicholas
I am thirty years of age and was born in Italy. Have been in this
country five years, in Geneva three months. I swear that what I say is
the truth. I was at a man's house by the name of Serefeus, when this
stabbing happened. There was in the house at the time I was there Tonly
Lotti, also Jose____, I don't know his last name. I saw the knife in
Tony Lorreto's hand. The man Tony Loretto, who I saw have the knife is
the man that stabbed me. Serefeus, the
proprietor of the boarding house, helped stab me. The man who stabbed
me, Tony Loretto, lives over Carmence Bruens, Torry Park. I was not
doing anything that he should stab me for. He cut me in the stomach
with a long stiletto. He cut a hold through my clothes and stomach. I
fell down, this happened about 10 p.m., March 20, 1905. I have seen the
landlord of the house since. That was at the time I was taken to the
hospital. I have known the man who stabbed me about a week. Living or
dying this statement is
Mr. Vindicti died as a result of these wounds
on March 23, 1905.
From Ontario County Chronicle 15 May 1901
Manchester, N. Y. - Orin P. Vine, who had been a resident of
this village for over twenty-three years, died of apoplexy at his home
on Main street on Tuesday morning of last week, aged about fifty years.
The funeral was held at the M. E. church on Thursday afternoon, Rev. G.
A. Baldwin officiating, assisted by Rev. M. W. Covell. Remains were
in Brookside cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 15 May 1909
The funeral of Isaac W. Vining, who died yesterday, will
take place Monday morning at 9:45 o'clock from the house, No. 25
Hofmann avenue. His widow survives. He was a member of Farmer Lodge, F.
& A. M. The remains will be taken to Interlaken for interment.
From Naples Record 18 May 1872
Mrs. Betsy Vinton died in this village on Saturday evening at 11
o'clock. She was moved to Mr. S. S. Luther's about three weeks before,
to make a visit, and there died. She was unconcious for some hours
before her death but had daily prayed for patience to reduce all pain,
and for the Lord to move her in his own good time. She had lived here
nearly forty years and had ever borne the character of a true christian.
Her remains were carried to her former residence on Sunday afternoon,
at which place the services were held on Monday, May 13th, at 2 p.m.
Rev. J. T. Brownell, W. B. H. Beach and L. Q. Galpin officiated, each
making fitting remarks for the occasion. Her remains were carried to the
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 30 December 1939
Geneva, N. Y. - Mrs. Leonora Visco, 58, 24 Wadsworth St., died
Monday in Geneva General Hospital after a short illness. Surviving are
her husband, Dominick Visco, Sr.; three daughters, Mrs. Frank DiTotio,
Mrs. Adolph Raimondi, and Miss Alice Visco; three sons, Anthony,
Dominick, Jr., and Leo Visco, Geneva; one sister, Mrs. John Bernardi,
Elmira; also three grandsons and three granddaughters. Funeral services
will be held at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow in the home, and at 9 o'clock in St.
Francis de Sales Church.
From Ontario County Journal 3 March 1916
The remains of Mrs. Mary A. Visscher, aged 72 years, whose
death occurred at Victor, on Monday, were interred in Woodlawn cemetery
yesterday. She leaves her husband Stephen K. Visscher; one son, S. H.
Visscher of Schenectady; two daughters, Mrs. William A. Gillette of
Rochester and Mrs. John S. Lapp of Victor.
From Geneva Daily Times 10 February 1900
Mrs. Anna Vogt, wife of Gustave J. Vogt, died at her home, two
miles west of this city on the Nicholas farm, at 2 o'clock this
morning, aged 36 years, of scarlet fever. She is survived by a husband
and five children. The funeral was private and took place from the
house at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Interment was in Number Nine
From Ontario County Journal 6 April 1894
Naples, N. Y. - Before Jacob Vogt, who moved from Buffalo
to Naples on Friday had fairly settled in his new home, his death
occurred. He was sitting in his chair on Tuesday morning, and suddenly
drooped and died. He was a corpulent man and had trouble with his
heart, and had complained the day before of feeling oppressed. He was a
man past 50, with a wife and one son. He had bought the fine R. T.
Porter place, on Lyon street, and had left the city to enjoy country
life. The funeral was held at the Catholic church yesterday.
From Ontario County Journal 2 February 1906
At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Burt Westley, on Sunday, occurred the death of Mrs. Clarinda Voorhees, aged
61 years. She is survived by her husband; one son, Frank of South
Bristol; two daughters, Mrs. William Rowley and Mrs. Burt Westley; one
brother, George Voorhees of Canandaigua; and one sister, Mrs. Mary
Barnes of South Bristol.
From Geneva Daily Times 17 June 1932
Rushville, N. Y. - David R. Voorhees, the oldest resident of
this village and who would have been 90 years old on August 7th, died
at his home in this village this morning. He was born on the Leon Emory
farm and spent his life in this vicinity. He was the fourth son of
Jacob and Jane Ridout Voorhees and one of eight children. On December
12, 1856, he married Sophia MacDonald and purchased the Charles Eddy
farm for $80 an acre where the young couple at once began farming.
Later he sold the place and acquired another place but the value of
farm lands soon depreciated and neither farm has ever again reached the
high value of the former days.
They had two children, a daughter, Hettie, who married Herbert Petersen
and died after fifteen years. Charles W., the son, moved on his
father's place in 1900 and the parents moved into the village where
Mrs. Voorhees died in 1906. The survivors consist of the son, Charles,
living on the farm; and one brother, Peter H., also living in
Rushville. There are nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Voorhees had been a conscientious member of the Methodist church
and also served several terms as village president. The funeral will be
held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the home in this village, pastor of the
Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the Rushville cemetery.
From Ontario County Journal 19 May 1899
South Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Emily Voorhees, widow of the late
Gilbert Voorhees, died recently at the home of her son, Oscar, aged 80
years. Interment was in the Parmele cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 29 June 1887
Rushville, N. Y. - Died, at his home in Rushville, June 21, Jacob
aged 76 years, 2 months, 1 day. The funeral service was
held from the M. E. church June 23. The deceased had lived among us
since he was a boy. His life, until the last few years, had been a life
of toil and frugality, and had been marked by strong and conscientious
convictions, and a high order of integrity in all his dealings with his
fellow men, pecuniary and social. He leaves surviving him to mourn a
wife, six sons, and a daughter, Mrs. L. Fake, of Gorham. The family
have the sympathy of the entire community.
From Geneva Daily Times 3 December 1908
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Jane Voorhees, the oldest resident of this
village, died Monday. She was one of eleven children born to Abram and
Esther Reddout. She was born July 28, 1812, in this vicinity where she
had spent her entire life. When fifteen years of age she became a
member of the Methodist church. August 13, 1833, she was married to
Jacob Voorhees and began housekeeping two and a half miles southwest of
this village on the farm known as the Voorhees homestead and now owned
by one of her sons, Peter Voorhees. Eight children, seven sons and one
daughter, came to brighten their home. Since the death of her husband,
twenty-one years ago, she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Anna Fake. Mrs.
Voorhees is survived by four sons, David, Elizer and Peter, of this
village, and Abram of Galveston, Texas; and by her daughter, Mrs. Fake.
She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and thirteen
great-grandchildren. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon from
the house, Rev. Harvey King, pastor of the Methodist church,
From Ontario County Journal 11 March 1892
Rushville, N. Y. - Mr. John Voorhees, whose serious condition was
recently noticed in the Journal, died at noon on Monday, March 7. His
illness began with the grippe, got some better, had a relapse and has
been out of his mind for several weeks, at the last becoming very
violent, requiring five men to
restrain him. He was an excellent and highly respected citizen; a
consistent member of the Methodist church. He leaves a wife, two
daughters, and a young son; also his mother, a sister and five brothers
survive him, who have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral
was held at the M. E. Church on Thursday; he was in his 52d year.
From Ontario County Journal 22 February 1901
Naples, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Johnson Voorhees died on Sunday
evening, aged 83 years. She was married first to the late William
Johnson and had nearly all of her life lived here. Two daughters and
one son survive her.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 21 February 1906
Rushville, N. Y. - Last Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock
were held the funeral services of Mrs. Sophia Voorhees, wife
of D. R. Voorhees, at her late home on Main street. Her pastor, Rev. A.
W. Rice, assisted by Rev. E. A. Hazeltine, officiated. Mrs. Voorhees,
while helping care for her son and his children who have been very sick
with pneumonia, contracted the disease. Feb. 3 she was brought to her
own home. She suffered much from the beginning of her sickness until
her death, which occurred Monday morning, Feb. 12. She was the oldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin McDonald. She was born Oct. 24, 1847,
and in 1866 married to David R. Voorhees. In 1876 she became a member
of the Methodist church which will greatly miss her willing and
faithful services. She is survived by her husband, two children, Mrs.
G. Herbert Peterson of Auburn and Charles of this place; also by seven
grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. William Blodgett of this place. The
burial was in the Rushville Cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 12 March 1890
Rushville, N. Y. - Mrs. Latia Vorce, who has been sick for a
long time, died at her home in this place Friday night of last week at
12 o'clock, aged 82 years. The funeral will be held at the M. E. church
at 2 p.m. today.
From Geneva Gazette 9 January 1874
Jane Vorhees, mother of Mrs. Wm. Van Lew, died in this village on
Friday last, at the advanced age of
95 years. She was in very deed "a mother in Israel." She lived to
see her descendants of five generations. She
was one of the earliest settlers of Ovid, Seneca county, having located
there as early as 1795. Her children and children's children
intermarried with some of the most
respected families of that county. Her remains were
conveyed to Ovid for interment in the family burial grounds.
From Ontario County Journal 21 January 1898
Phelps, N. Y. - Arnold Vosburg, whose critical condition was
reported in the The Journal last week, continued to fail quite fast,
and died about 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning, aged 66 years. The funeral
services were held from the residence at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
Rev. A. J. Waugh officiating, and interment was made in the Phelps
cemetery. The wife of the deceased is a sister of John S. and W. W.
Coe, of Canandaigua. Besides the wife, a son, Lee, and a daughter, Mrs.
George Mott, survive.
From Canandaigua Chronicle 10 May 1905
Victor, N. Y. - Mrs. Mary Malvina Vosburg died at her home on East
Main street, last Thursday morning, May 4th, after a three weeks'
illness. She was formerly Mary Benson, the daughter of Rev. Jonathan
and Katherine Benson, and was born at Grove, Allegany county, on
October 15, 1831. Her father was a circuit pastor of the Methodist
church and her early life was spent in many towns throughout this
section of the State. On June 6th, 1849, she was united in marriage to
John Vosburg. One son was born, Egbert, who died in Michigan about four
years ago. The husband went to the gold fields of California, and never
returned, dying about four years after his marriage. Mrs. Vosburg had
been a resident of this village for eighteen years, where she had made
many true friends. She was kind and charitable and did much good.
Always a faithful attendant at the Methodist church, taking much
interest in all branches of the work, she will be greatly missed from
the services. Two sisters survive, Mrs. Sarah Durand of Flint, Mich.,
and Mrs. Angeline Cronk of East Victor. The funeral was held on
Saturday afternoon, at 3:30 o'clock at the house and 4 o'clock at the
church. Rev. Lorren Stiles preached a very appropriate sermon. Music
was rendered by a quartette composted of Mrs. Lorren Stiles, Mrs. Frank
Carpenter, Ray Cornford and Elmer Cornford. The church was prettily
decorated by loving friends. The church sent a beautiful floral wreath
and many friends contributed flowers as a tribute of love. Interment
was made in the village cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 11 February 1921
John W. Vreeland, aged 35 years, of 121 Pulteney street, for 12
years bookkeeper at the Empire Gas & Electric Company's office,
died this morning at 6 o'clock. He is survived by his wife, two
daughters, Mary and Marion, of this city; his mother, Mrs. A. S.
Vreeland of Seneca Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Eber Lambert of Fayette and
Mrs. J. E. Finn of this city; seven brothers, Lee W., Byron and Homer
Vreeland of Seneca Falls; Charles and Will Vreeland of Providence, R.
I.; Peter of California and Jesse of this city. Mr. Vreeland was a
member of the B. P. O. Elks, and of the Methodist church. The funeral
will be held on Monday afternoon from the Methodist church, the Rev.
Bruce E. Pierce officiating. Burial will be made at Maple Grove
Cemetery at Waterloo.
From Phelps Citizen 11 November 1880
Mrs. Mary Vroman, wife of Albert Vroman and daughter of Volney Edgerton, died in Hopewell, November 3d.
From Geneva Advertiser 7 December 1886
Last Thursday, Mr. Abraham Vrooman of Orleans, uncle of
Professor W. H. Vrooman of this village, the last survivor of a family
of thirteen children, was found dead at his home. He had not been ailing
more than usual, and none knew that he was seriously ill until the
community was startled by news of his death. We are told that it was
heart disease, a fatality that has taken three well-known citizens
within two weeks, Messrs. Zobrist, Cobb and Vrooman.
From Ontario County Times 25 June 1884
Seneca Castle, N. Y. - We learn with regret that Mrs.
Abram Vrooman died in Willard asylum a day or two since. Her body
was brought to her home in Orleans, and the funeral was held yesterday
morning. Thus has passed away a very excellent woman, a good neighbor,
a kind and loving wife, and an indulgent and affectionate mother. She
was, before her mind was dazed with a diseased brain, ever active and
faithful in the performance of her Christian duties.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 25 July 1916
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Mrs. Albert Vrooman died at an early hour
this morning at the family home south of this village following an
illness extending over a period of several weeks. Mrs. Vrooman was born
at Orleans, N. Y., and spent her early life there. After her marriage
she moved immediately to the farm where her death occurred. She was a
member of First Methodist church, this village, and of Clifton Springs
Grange, being active in this work when her health would permit. She
leaves her husband, a son, Frank A. Vrooman, and a grandson, Albert B.
Vrooman, all of whom reside on the farm. The funeral will be held on
Thursday at 2 o'clock from the home. Rev. H. B. Reddick, pastor of the
Methodist church, will officiate. Burial will be in Orleans cemetery.
From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 18 July 1917
Clifton Springs, N. Y. - Albert B. Vrooman, 82 years old, one
of our oldest farmers, died at his home about three miles south of this
village on Monday night. He was born in Michigan and had lived on the
farm where he died for the past fifty years. He was a member of Clifton
Springs Grange, and of the local M. E. Church. He leaves one son, Frank
A. Vrooman; and one sister, Miss Clara Vrooman, of this village. The
funeral will be held at the M. E. Church, on Thursday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock, Rev. Dr. E. . Albertson, assisted by Rev. S. H. Adams,
officiating. Burial will be made in the Orleans cemetery.
From Ontario County Times 28 April 1875
From Geneva Gazette - Our community was startled by a sudden death
occurring last Saturday morning, at the residence of Wm. H. Vrooman,
Principal of our Public school. The victim was Bartholomew Vrooman,
(uncle of the former) of Canandaigua, one of the oldest railroad
men in Western New York. Deceased will be remembered as a long-time
boarder at the Canandaigua Hotel, where he was recently quarantined
among other permanent guests and the employes during the smallpox
excitement. Last Saturday was his first day out or away from home in
several months, when he took the early train down arriving here at
7:21, for a brief visit to his nephew before undertaking a contemplated
trip to the West. On alighting from the cars, he walked the distance
from the depot to his nephew's residence on Pulteney street. Mrs. V.
only was at home. The revered uncle seemed to be in usual good health
and spirits when exchanging greetings with his niece. Seating himself
in a low rocker, he chatted away familiarly, when Mrs. V. (her face
turned from him for a moment) was alarmed by a gasping, gurgling sound
in his throat, and looking beheld him with his head thrown back, mouth
partly open, eyes set, and seemingly in a swoon. Restoratives for
faintness were quickly applied, but without avail. A moment more and
all was over. His death was virtually instantaneous. No post mortem was
held; but it is supposed that the unusual exercise of his morning walk
was too great for an organism so far worn out by age. He was 75 years
old and unmarried. He was buried on Wednesday following near a deceased
brother in the rural cemetery near Seneca Castle.
From Clifton Springs Press 27 July 1916
At the farm house south of this village, at an early hour on Tuesday morning occurred the death of Helen M. Vrooman, following
a sickness of about six weeks. Mrs. Vrooman was the daughter of Sherman
and Maria Crittenden Crosby, and was born at Orleans on May 23, 1845.
She spent her early life in that village, where she taught school, and
was at one time postmistress. In 1882, in this village, she was united
in marriage to Mr. Vrooman and they went immediately to the farm where
they have since resided. Mrs. Vrooman was a member of the Methodist
Episcopal church in this village, and was an earnest worker when her
health would permit; she was also a member of the Clifton Springs
grange. She is survived by her husband; one son, Frank A. Vrooman; and
one grandson, Albert H. Vrooman, all of whom reside on the farm. The
funeral services will be held at the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock,
and will be conducted by Rev. H. R. Reddick. Interment will be made in
the Orleans cemetery.
From Clifton Springs Press 17 May 1917
The death of Henry Stewart Vrooman occurred at his late home
on Monday afternoon. The deceased was born in Michigan on May 27th,
1839. Funeral services will be held from his late residence on Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Albertson of the Clifton Springs M.
E. church officiating. Interment will be made in Melvin Hill Cemetery.
He is survived by one brother, Albert Vrooman, residing two miles south
of this village, and one sister at home; and one daughter, Mrs. Paine
of Seneca Castle.
Geneva Daily Times 13 November 1907
Mrs. Sarah Vrooman, widow of the late William H. Vrooman, who for
twenty years was superintendent of the public schools of the city, died
this morning at 7:10 o'clock at her late home, No. 43 Pulteney street.
The deceased was 84 years of age. While Mrs. Vrooman has been in feeble
health for some time, her condition was not thought to be serious until
about ten days ago, when she had a sudden turn for the worse. From that
time she gradually failed
until death came this morning. Old age and general breaking up of the
was the attributed cause. Mrs. Vrooman was born in Schenectady in 1828,
being the daughter of the late Nellie and Harman W. Peters of that
city. She was the oldest child of a family of nine children. All of her
early life was
spent in Schenectady, where she became a communicant in St. George's
Protestant Episcopal church. She became acquainted with Mr. Vrooman
while he was attending Union College, and shortly after he was
graduated with the class of 1846, they were married and at once moved
to Western New York. The trip was made by packet boat through the Erie
Canal. They settled in Naples where Mr.
Vrooman opened a private school. In the fifties they moved to this
where in 1859 her husband became principal of the High School and
of the public schools, a position which he held for 20 years. Here Mrs.
Vrooman attended the First Presbyterian church where her husband was an
active member. The deceased is survived only by one daughter, Mrs. T.
Ottley of this city; one brother, F. Alonzo Peters of Schenectady; and
grandsons, W. Vrooman Ottley and Harman F. Ottley, both of Geneva. The
will take place at 10 o'clock Friday morning from the home of Mrs.
No. 35 Pulteney street. Rev. W. W. Weller, pastor of the First
church, will officiate. Burial will be in Whitney Cemetery.
From Geneva Daily Times 4 May 1905
The funeral of William H. Vrooman, who died yesterday
morning, will take place from his home, No. 43 Pulteney street, at 10
o'clock Saturday morning. Rev. W. W. Weller of First Presbyterian
church will officiate. Burial will be in the Whitney cemetery west of
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