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235 Years in the Hoosic Valley of upstate N.Y....featuring descendants of Frank and Myrtle Church of Petersburgh, NY

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 235
years later, their descendants still call the region around the Little Hoosic Valley village of
Petersburgh "home."

Petersburgh, looking east down Main St.Baptist Church looking south toward BerlinPetersburgh looking west up Main St. Frank & Myrtle Church

Scenes of Petersburgh, NY circa 1900

We 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. Online since October 12, 2001.

The Churchtree site is presently in archival status. We will no longer be making updates until further notice. We encourage you to visit the Church - Moon Family of Petersburgh NY on Facebook at Thanks for visiting the Church Family of Petersburgh NY website!

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of Frank & Myrtle Church" website © copyright 2008 by Daniel J. Bornt
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