Deaths at
East Greenbush Methodist Church

Information on this page was submitted by the late Lin Van Buren. East Greenbush Methodist Church was organized on 2 December 1873 and was dedicated in 1874. The first church building (see photo), a frame structure, stood in the center of the then village of East Greenbush, on the south side of Columbia Turnpike, just east of the present Greenbush Dutch Reformed Church. This first building remained in use until the present brick church was built in 1962, at a site a little less than a mile to the south. After the first building ceased to be a church, it was sold, but - minus its bell tower - it still survives today. It is now painted red and was for many years the Appleland Farm Market. Nevertheless, the high altar could still be seen upstairs, along with the stained-glass windows, stored there safely by the present owners. The modern, brick present church, located at the corner of Hays Road and Gilligan Road, surrounds a small courtyard. In this courtyard can be seen, still hung ready for ringing, the old church's bell. An inscription on this bell shows that it was dedicated in 1906 to David PHILLIPS (1817-1908), who was one of the founder members of this church. He was also my great-great-great-grandfather. Josephine Schweigert, the Town Historian of East Greenbush, gave me photocopies of a typescript of the records of this church, and I've transcribed them into digital form and submitted them to this GenWeb site to make them accessible online for everyone with an interest in this church. There are births, adult baptisms, marriages and deaths.

Deaths 1871-1882
NameDate of DeathAge at Death
Bedell, Ella wife of Schuyler13 February 187824 years
Curran, Ann19 October 187573 years
Dings, AdamSeptember 1881not stated
Green, Mrs. John25 March 187663 years
Ham, Warden31 March 18777 years
Hogle, Orlando Montcalm
son of Peter
22 April 187723 years
Leddings, JamesNovember 1881not stated
Marvin, Miss Mary3 March 1882not stated
Mead, Mrs. O. A.
daughter of Mrs. Walker
March 187727 years
Melius, Dr. Robert W.2 December 187638 years
Nead, Mrs. Lavinda20 November 1876not stated
Poyneer, Mrs. R. H.7 May 1882not stated
Proper, Nicholas29 October 187561 years
Reno, David P.18 March 187715 years
Schermerhorn, Mrs. Mary J.22 October 187628 years
Silick, Mrs. William
13 February 187636 years
Traver, Willie
son of Jacob
25 February 187115y 4m 15d
Vandenburg, Frankie
son of Charles
16 February 18766 years
Vandenburg, Garry
son of Charles
21 February 187617 months
Vandenburgh, Martin14 November 1881not stated
Van Deusen, Ella
wife of Schuyler Bedell
13 February 187824 years
Van Slyke, Miss26 December 187613 years
Warmer, Michael16 February 187679 years
Wood, Mrs. Julia18 October 187670 years

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