NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The Kentner family of Lewis county, New York, came from Connecticut, and descend from John P. Kentner, born in 1757, a soldier in the revolution, enlisting when ninteen years of age. He married Mary Tryon.
(II) David, son of John P. Kentner, married, Jan. 15, 1807, Ruth Hawley, of an old family.
(III) Warren Hawley, son of David and Ruth (Hawley) Kentner, was born in Conn., July 20, 1809, died Dec. 30, 1879. He removed from Conn. to Lewis county, N.Y., where he became a prosperous farmer of the town of Turin. Other member of the family settled in Turin and West Turin shortly after the war of 1812.
He married, in Turin, Dec. 13, 1831, Catherine Dietz, born in the town of Berne, Schoharie county, N.Y. Sept. 30, 1811, daughter of Henry and Catherine Ann (Dupont) Dietz. Her grandmother Dupont was a relative of Mary Dupont, wife of Caleb Lyon, and daughter of Major Jean Peirre Du Pont, nephew of General Montcalm, who was killed at the capture of Quebec by the British under General Wolfe (See Lyon).
Children of Warren Hawley & Catherine (Dietz) Kentner:
Wallace, see forward.
Lucinda Jane, married Alfred Williams.
David Henry, died in infancy.
Alson, died in infancy.
Mary Alice, married John S. Dewey.
Elma Catherine, married Sylvester Schoolcraft.
Hawley Tryon, see forward.
Cornelia Ruth, married John Jadine.
(IV) Wallace, eldest child of Warren Hawley and Catherine (Dietz) Kentner, was born Sept. 10, 1832, died Dec. 4, 1878. He was a farmer of Lewis county, N.Y., where he was a resident nearly his entire life. He was a member of the Methodist church, and a Republican.
He married, Oct. 13, 1847, Charlotte, born Dec. 17, 1833, daughter of George and Charlotte (Phelps) Kirkland.
George W., see forward.
Mary, born May 3, 1861.
(V) George Warren, only son of Wallace and Charlotte (Kirkland) Kentner, was born in Turin, Lewis county, N.Y. Sept. 7, 1859. He was educated in the schools of Turin and Port Leyden, and was reared on the farm where he grew to manhood. He followed farming for about fifteen years after leaving the home farm. He was always a dealer in all kinds of cattle, and finally rented his farm and moved to the village of Leyden, where he has since made the buying and selling of cattle and horses hiks sole business.
He is a Republican in politics, and in 1905 was elected supervisor of the town of Leyden. He is a member of the Masonic order, and is affiliated with the lodge at Port Leyden.
He married, at West Turin, N.Y., Nov. 3, 1883, Flora Sutphen, born in Leyden, N.Y.. July 4, 1861, daughter of Isaac and Helen (Kendall) Sutphen, who were the parents of four other children, Ida, Minnie, Charles and Clara.
Children of Mr. & Mrs. Kentner:
Helen, born Dec. 20, 1889.
Florence, Feb. 16, 1892.
Beulah, Oct. 24, 1894.
Hawley, March 15, 1896.
The children are all graduates of the high school at Port Leyden.
(IV) Hawley Tryon, youngest son and eighth child of Warren Hawley and Catherine (Dietz) Kentner, was born in Turin, Lewis county, N.Y., Feb. 25, 1851. He was educated in the public schools and reared on a farm. He had strong inclinations for mercantile life that led him away from the farm. He secured an entrance into the world of business, improved every opportunity for advancement, and finally reached the goal of success. He is owner and proprietor of a general store, and is the leading merchant of Turin. He is also interested in other enterprises, in fact, is identified with everything that tends to promote the welfare and progress of his community. He is a sagacious, energetic, conservative man, liberal and modern in his thought, quick to seize an opportunity, and willing always to aid in the cause of the common good.
He is a Republican, and was trustee and president of the village corporation of Turin. He is a member of the Masonic order and held office of worshipful mater of Turin Lodge, No. 184, for three years. He also belongs to the order of Eastern Star, Dirigo Chapter, No. 390.
He married, in Boonville, N.Y., Dec. 31, 1885, De Etta Marie Barnstater, born in that place Dec. 27, 1855, daughter of Henry and Eliza Ann (Gookins) Barnstater. Herny Barnstater ws born in Pirmasens, Bavaria, Germany, and came to the United States in 1849. He was a contractor and builder.
Childern: De Etta Marie, married Hawley T. Kentner; Frederick Henry; Adelaide Katrina, married Thomas R. Evans.
Children of Hawley Tryon & De Etta Maria (Barnstater) Kentner:
1. Wilhelmina Jardine, born Dec. 21, 1887, educated at Turin high school, graduated class of 1905; Potsdam Normal, class of 1907.
2. Donald Barnstater, born Aug. 14, 1889; graduated Turin high school, 1908.
3. Alice Adelaide, June 20, 1897.
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