Click on Main St. to visit the Churches in PetersburghWe hope you will enjoy your visit to yesteryear at the Church Family website, a collection of historical accounts, vintage photographs, genealogical records, and anecdotes of life in rural Rensselaer County, NY from the 18th to the mid-20th centuries.
last updated June 8, 2003
of Petersburgh, NY, featuring descendants of Frank & Myrtle Church"
In 1780 John and Hannah Church and their four children made the arduous overland trek from Stonington, Connecticut to a new home in the Van Rensselaer manorial lands nestled in the Taconic Mountains of eastern New York State. Now nearly 225 years later, their descendants still call the region around the Little Hoosic Valley village of Petersburgh "home."