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Church Family of Petersburgh, N.Y.
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Petersburgh in 1900
Petersburgh, looking down Main St. - circa 1900
Featuring descendants of Frank & Myrtle Church

Click on Main St. to visit the Churches in Petersburgh

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.

Site last updated February 11, 2006
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"Church Family of Petersburgh, NY, featuring descendants of Frank & Myrtle Church" website, online since Oct. 12, 2001
© copyright 2004 by Daniel J. Bornt
Credits: Site design and layout by DJB
"Flowers" illustration by unknown artist for illustration of poem "Flowers,"
The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1884 edition, personal collection of DJB
Vintage Postcard: "Street Scene, Petersburg, N.Y." postmarked Oct. 30, 1900, personal collection of DJB
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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 225 years later, their descendants still call the region around the Little Hoosic Valley village of Petersburgh "home."

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Table of Contents
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Church Ancestors in New England
Church Ancestors
in New England

Church Family History in Petersburgh
Church Family History in Petersburgh

Links & Records
Links and Records

Cemetery Records
Cemetery Records


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