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LABENDER/LABENTER, WOLF. Seeking information about Johann George LABENDER who emigrated from Laubenzedel, Bavaria, Germany in 1852 to Poestenkill, Rensselaer County, NY with his wife Maria Sybil WOLF and [three of their] four children: Mary LABENDER born in 1840; Christina LABENDER born in 1842; George LABENDER born in 1851; and Ann LABENDER born in 1854. They are listed in the 1855 and 1865 NY state censuses, but not in the 1860 or 1870 US federal census. I would like to know if anyone knows where the church records are for the German Lutheran Church that was located in Poestenkill in this time frame. I lose these Labenders after 1865. I am looking for a birth record for Ann LABENDER born in 1854 in Poestenkill. George LABENDER born in 1851 was not with the family in 1865, so he may have died. I am also looking for the cemetery where Johann, Maria Sybil and George would have been buried. Patsy Sawyer 0497

LAKE, MCNEAL. Seeking burial location and information about the family of my 3rd great-grandfather Henry LAKE, born in February 1770 in [future] Rensselaer County, died in about 1815, married in March 1789 Sarah (Sally) MCNEAL, who died in November 1857. They had nine children, all born in Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY. Sarah is buried with her son Garret Stryker LAKE at Howell, Livingston Co., MI. Milton D. Lake 0297

LAMB, Joshua. Seeking the names of the wife and children of Joshua LAMB, who was born in 1768 in Connecticut and died on 18 May 1830 in Petersburg, Rensselaer County, NY; he is buried in Moses Cemetery. His known children are Joshua LAMB, Jr., John A. LAMB, and Henry LAMB. Joshua LAMB is listed in the 1800, 1810, and 1820 censuses in Petersburg, with additional children. His widow is living with son Henry in the 1830 census for Petersburg. Joshua's wife may have been Rebecca, born in NY in about 1775. The second son, John, married Cynthia THURBER, daughter of Darius THURBER of Pittstown, Rensselaer County, NY. Neil J. Lamb 0897

LANE, Jesse and brother Benjamin. Seeking information about Jesse LANE and Benjamin LANE, sons of William LANE. Jesse LANE was born in 1810 in Rensselaer County, NY; Benjamin LANE was born in about 1817, place unknown. There is a possible connection to Amos LANE and Joseph LANE. Gerald P. Piechocki 0397

LANGFORD, BEAUSHEA. Seeking information about my great-grandfather Arthur LANGFORD, who was born on May 28, 1835 in Staffordshire, England and married Helena BEAUSHEA in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY; he died on April 22, 1898 in Cleveland, OH. They had 8 children. The first was William Ellsworth LANGFORD, born on May 8, 1866. The last was John LANGFORD or LANFORD, born on April 5, 1890. Linda Jacoby 76021.26@compuserve 0697

LARKHAM, Thomas. Seeking information about Thomas LARKHAM, who lived in the town of Petersburgh, Rensselaer County, NY in 1799. I'm trying to find some record of marriage (to whom?) and death, as well as any other information about him that may be available. Sally Cox 0497

LATTEN/LATTIN, MOSHER. Seeking information about Edom C. LATTIN, who was born in about 1830 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY or in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. He married in about 1855 in Poughkeepsie to Ruth A. MOSHER. Seeking particularly the death record of Edom. According to family history, he died in Troy in 1865, leaving widow Ruth and four small children: Stephen A. LATTEN, George W. LATTEN, Ella LATTEN and Sarah LATTEN. Suz 0798

LAWRENCE, SPELLBURG. Looking for the parents of Mary LAWRENCE, who was born in 1881 in the village of Valley Falls, Rensselaer County, NY. She married Alonzo SPELLBURG and died in 1944 in Hudson Falls. Mary had a sister, Minnie LAWRENCE, who married a Mr. DURKEE. It is believed that the family changed their name and may have been RHODES. L. Bates 0698

LEBARON, COON. Looking for information on Alden LEBARON (or LE BARON) and his wife, Jemima COON. They lived in the area of Hoosick, Rensselaer County, NY in the early 1800s, and then they moved to western NY in the mid-1830s. Barbara Durfee 0398

LEONARD, DE LA GRANGE. Seeking the mother of Annetta LEONARD, who was a daughter of John C. LEONARD. Annetta LEONARD was born in February 1876 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY., and married a Mr. DE LA GRANGE. Would like to know the birthplaces of John C. LEONARD and his wife, and the names of their parents. Annetta was my great-grandmother. Kimberly Albright 0398

LEVAKE, SLETTEN. Seeking the parents of Thomas Jerrison LEVAKE, who was born on 22 March 1838 in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY. Illena Sletten 0297

LEWIS, Elizabeth. Need information re Elizabeth LEWIS, daughter of Hendrick LEWIS and Jannitje HELLEN (or HELLING). Per IGI, two birthdates are given: 13 Sep 1779 and 6 Oct 1779; the latter date might be christening date. Information given for Rensselaer, Schaghticoke. Believe she may be the Elizabeth LEWIS married to Charles MALCOLM (or MALCOM/MALCOMB) and later living in Albany, NY. Are there any records that show her marriage to Charles MALCOLM in Rensselaer County? Charles may have been married before (he was 15 years older), in which case are there any indications of a first wife's death and burial? Dorothy Cate Frisbie 0498

LINK. Phillip. Seeking the parents of my g-g-g-g-grandfather Phillip LINK, who was born on 2 December 1793, and his wife, Elizabeth (?), who was born on 8 December 1798. They were early settlers of Chautauqua County, NY. The 1850 census lists their places of birth as Rensselaer County, NY. Michael Benjamin 0497

LOCKE, Henry. Seeking information about Henry LOCKE, a Revolutionary War veteran. There is no pension file for him. Henry was enumerated in the Rensselaerwyck 1790 census with several other people. Who were they? Did Henry marry? Henry's father was Joshua LOCKE of Westboro, Massachusetts. He was a Loyalist and a member of the British Army. Henry and one of his brothers, Frederick, fought in battles against units to which their father was attached. Jerry Harrison 0297

LOCKE, CAMPBELL. Seeking information about Benjamin F. LOCKE, who was born on 12 April 1810 in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY. He was married on 21 May 1846 to Mary Ann CAMPBELL, who had been born on 10 March 1820. Gary 0199

LOCKWOOD, Charles. Charles LOCKWOOD was born on July 12, 1859 in Rensselaer County, NY, perhaps in the town of Sand Lake. I am looking for information about his father, Alonzo LOCKWOOD (born in 1818), and his mother, Mary ?. He had a sister Sabrina, born in NY state in 1848. They moved to Michigan in 1851, I believe. Shirley Lindberg sal1836 0498

LOCKWOOD, HORNOCKER. Seeking information about the ancestors or siblings of Cornelius LOCKWOOD, who was born in 1806 in Columbia County, NY. He lived in East Poestenkill, Rensselaer County, NY until 1859, when he relocated to Boonville, Oneida County, NY. Seeking info on his marriage to Asenath HORNOCKER, who was born in Stephentown, Rensselaer County, NY, a daughter of Andrew HORNOCKER and Betsy BAILEY. Trying to discover his relationship to Isaac LOCKWOOD, who appeared next to Cornelius in the 1840 US Census in Sand Lake, Rensselaer County, NY. Family records indicate that his father was John LOCKWOOD, of Walton, Delaware County, NY, but research there has not substantiated this claim. This researcher feels, but cannot prove, that he is related to John A. Lockwood of Columbia County, NY, father of Isaac LOCKWOOD mentioned above. Nancy Neal 0498

LOUDON, John. Looking for information on John LOUDON, supposedly born in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY on 27 September 1805. He later moved to Marshall County, IN. Family tradition says that he was a grandson of Giles LOUDON, the younger son of a nobleman; he had come to America and was unable to prove his inheritance in the English courts when his elder brother died. Would like confirmation of John's birthdate and birthplace and any information on his ancestry. Rhonda Frevert 1198

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