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Baptisms at the Church of the Woestina

(Church of the Wilderness)

The Church at the Woestina, first church in the Town of Glenville, NY, was built in 1785 near Hoffmans Ferry, NY. It was later dismantled and moved across the Mohawk River on the ice in 1812 and was rebuilt in Rotterdam Junction/Pattersonville where the current building is located. According to it's cornerstone, the church we see today was erected in 1936. (see picture to right).

According to US copyright law, birth, marriage and death dates are facts and are therefore considered public domain and may be copied and distributed freely for genealogical purposes.

Transcribed Online by Channon M. Moon, D. C.

The first group of records includes baptisms performed by Rev. Thomas Romeyn from 1800 to 1811 and were originally taken from Rev. Romeyn's bible. Some records are out of order and only contain birth dates. They were first published in Dec. 1936 by Percy M. Van Epps in his paper "Historical Tablets and Markers of Glenville, NY, Part Two.". They were later included in "The Van Epps papers: A Collection of the Reports of Percy M. Van Epps on the History of Glenville" (pg. 207-215). I own the third edition of this book, published by the town board of Glenville, NY in 1998.

Additional Records after 1811 were later transcribed by Percy Van Epps and Donald Keefer, Glenville Historians, and then indexed and published in 1984 by Arthur C. M. Kelly in the book "Reformed Churches: Woestina (Rotterdam), NY & Glenville, NY". Please refer to these original works to glean additional information and check for errors. The records were transcribed as they were published despite multiple spelling errors and surname variations. Some baptismal witnesses were recorded in the "Children's Names" column in the original document and have also been included here.


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Date of Baptism
Parents' Names
Children's Names
Date of Birth
1800

Aug. 24

John Van Eps

Jenny Van Vleck

Archibald Hamilton
July 16
Jeralemus Van Valkenburgh

Margaret V Dyke

Anjelica
May 28
Abraham V. Dyke

Nancy Erkson

Henry
July 24
Adam Seebal

Anne Staley

William
July 24
Sept. 14
James Graham

Ledia Johnson

Jenny
Aug. 26 1799
Edmund Wright

Dorcas Thornton

Caty
July
Oct. 5
Henry G. Ohlen

Catherine Henry

George
Sep. 17
Aaron Vedder

Agnes Van Epts

Elezebeth
Aug. 17
Oct. 26
Christian Haverley

Susannah Wemple

John
Oct. 7
Nov. 16
Simon P. Vedder

Eve Bratt

Abraham
Oct. 30
William Van Olinda

Elezibeth Truax

Isaac
Sept. 17
Dec. 28
Matthias Barhite

Elsa Sutphen

Cornelia
Oct. 27
Christian Wilkie

Anne Dobbs

Nelly
Dec 12
1801

Jan. 18

John Eglen

Cateleynche Dobbs

Cornelius
July 4 1800
Jan. 24
John DeGraff

Nancy Groet

Mariah
Aug. 18 1800
Jan. 25
Lawrence Van Wormer

Anne Staley

Elizibeth
Mar. 18, 1800
Jan. 26
Volkert Van Vleck

Jeney Truax

Cornelia

Sophia

Tunis

Caleb

Mar. 6 1795

Oct. 9 1797

May 4 1799

Mar. 24 1800

Philip Truax
Sophia
Oct. 30, 1800
Apr. 12
Ryer Wemple

Willempe Peck

Rebecca
Jan. 12, 1801
May 17
Henry Bovee

Alche Sutfenn

Gearche
Mar. 24, 1801
Samuel McKenney

Sarah Lansing

James
May 5, 1801
May 24
Sylvester Alasdorf

Lyda Brown

Jacob
Apr. 20, 1801
Nicholas I, (J) Van Petten

Caty Mabee

Willimpe
Feb. 27, 1801
John Van Wormer

Peggy Vosborough

Catleynche Swart

Benj. & Catleynche Swart

Apr. 17 1801
John Gasherie

Margaret Pruyn

Sepherine Pruyn
Nov. 14, 1800
May 25
Harmanus Menderville

Nancy Bordine

Susannah
Feb. 14, 1801
Mar. 3
Benj. Van Vlect

Anne Heymstrate

Mactel
Jan. 12, 1800
Apr. 19, 1802
John Groat

Sarah

Annache
Mar. 30, 1800
July 10
Jacob M. Bovee

Jenney Dobbs

Philip

Philip & Margaret Vedder

June 12, 1800
Aug. 9
Abrm Van Dyck

Anne Erkson

Willimpe Erkson

Willimpe & John Erkson

July 17, 1800
Aug. 9 1801
Jerome Van Valkenburgh

Eatche Van Dyck

Eatche
July 8, 1800
1801

Aug. 9

Jacob Van Worm

Maria Keck

Caty
July 15, 1801
July 29
Nicholas M. Bovee

Nancy Baptist

Michial and Benson
Aug. 20, 1801
Oct. 10
John Van Epts

Jenny Van Vleck

David
Sep. 13, 1801
1802

Oct. 10

Abraham Buys

Clarry Schermerhorn

Catleinchy
Feb. 23 1802
Abraham Thorton

Margaret Peek

Rebbeca
Oct. 5, 1802
Jedediah Hues

Elizabeth Van Antwerp

Rebecca
Aug. 12 1802
Harmanus Manderville

Anne Bordine

Anne
June 26, 1802
Christian Haverley

Susan Wemple

Nicholas Wemple
Sep. 8, 1802
Adam Sebal

Anne Staley

Jenney
1803

June 14

Hulday Hull, w. of A. Blackford
Martin

Daniel

Eliphilet

Apr. 24 1796

Dec. 24, 1800

Apr. 3, 1803

June 19
Cornelius Dodds

Bartholomy Egleton

Bartholomy
May 9, 1803
Isaac Swart

Elizabeth Swart

Cataline
May 20, 1803
Henry Snyder

Salley Steel

George
July 19, 1802
July 10
Abrm Doolett

Beate Upham

Margaret Yates
May 20, 1803
Sept. 15
Simon Vedder

Catarine Weast

Aarenhout

Ephraim & Nelle Vedder

Aug. 24, 1803
Sept. 27
Cornelius Wemple

Jenny Fraland

Ephraim
Sep. 6 1803
Hannah Fingal, w. of Will. Mc. Intosh
Ann

John Wemple

Nicolas Visher

Nicholas V. & Mary Wemple

May 2, 1801

Apr. 20, 1803

Henry Mead

Elizebeth Winne

John
Aug. 20, 1803
Oct. 2
Abrm Van Netten

Mary Se Koy

Benjamin
Sep. 13, 1803
Oct. 15
Tunis Van Vleck

Polly Brown

Harmon
Aug. 13, 1803
John Teller

Sarah Hains

Tobias
Sept. 1792
Oct. 20
Anne Egleson
David Egleson
Apr. 13, 1802
Oct. 23
Harmanus Van Vleck

Abigail Bettis

Susannah
Oct. 1, 1803
Barent Hallenbeck

Jenney Onderkerk

Margaret

Cor. Hallenbeck & Margaret Hallenbeck

Sept. 22, 1803
Nov. 13
Thomas Dodds

Lodamia Filkins

Stephen VanRanseller
Sep. 25, 1803
Dec. 25
Sylvester Alsdorf

Lyda Brown

Sally Ann

Rachel Alsdorf

Nov. 13, 1803
1804

Jan. 15

William Van Olinda

Elizabeth Truax

Junis (Tunis)

Junis & Cataline Van Olinda

Nov. 30, 1803
Jellis Van Vorst

Caty Servis

Henderick

Simon & Wineche Wemple

Dec. 22, 1803
Adam Seeber

Ann Staley

Merillis
Dec. 5, 1803
Yate, a black man

Mary, a black woman

*Baptised after an examination into their views of desiring baptism and with a written solicatation from their masters, John S. Glen &Philip Vedder

Tom

Yate

Oct. 24, 1801

Aug. 1803

Feb. 26
Syas Swart

Susannah Vedder

William
Jan. 27, 1804
Henry G. Staley

Salley Dodds

Oliver
Nov. 20, 1803
Mary Philips, w. of David Genoe
Philip
Dec. 10, 1803
June 3
Jeremiah Swart

Sarah Schermerhorn

Cornelia
May 22, 1804
June 10
Ephraim Wager

Cornelia Francisco

Hester
Jan. 6, 1804
John Francisco

Elizabeth H. Ar

Charity
Feb. 29, 1804
John Gasherie

Margaret Pruyn

Louis
Feb 13, 1804
July 13
John Ostrander

Mary Heymstradt

Benjamin
May 23, 1804
John Nostrandt

Mary Van Netten

Antshy
June 18, 1804
Aug. 12
Andrew DeWitt

Mary Gasherie

Lewis
May 29, 1804
John Wormer

Margarett Vosburgh

Nancy
June 26, 1804
Henry Bovee

Alche Sutfin

Matthias
Jan. 31, 1803
John Mabee

Lanea Polmerteer

John
May 24, 1804
Daniel DeGraff

Lena (Helen) Swart

Susannah
June 24, 1804
Sep. 9
Seth Larebee

Nancy Groat

John
July 31, 1804
Jeremiah Groat

Elizibeth Wormer

Casper Wormer
Aug. 13, 1804
Nicholas Bovee

Nancy Baptist

Elizabeth
Nov. 4, 1803
Nicholas Visher Wemple

Mariah Toll

John

John Wemple & Folike Wemple

July 27, 1804
Susannah Mabee, w. of John Walton
Sarah
Aug. 8, 1804
1805

July 22

Abrm Thornton

Margeret Peck

Abrm Schermerhorn
Dec. 5 1804
Apr. 8
Christian Haverly

Susannah Wemple

Ann Mariah
Feb. 12, 1805
Jellis Swart

Hester Mabee

William
Feb. 23, 1805
1802

Feb. 28

Harmanus Van Vleck

Abigail

Volkert
Five weeks old tomorrow
David Van Netten

Mary Van Petten

Philip
Dec. 7, 1801
Mar. 14
John Henry

Mary Bratt

Meriah
Jan. 15, 1802
1804

July 22

Peter Pricket, deceased

Alche Deramiss

Sally

Jacob and Jenney Bovee

May 31, 1804
James V. Peck

Caty Mabee

Eve
July 7, 1803
1805

May 5

Aaron Bratt

Jenney Van Schoik

Angelica
Mar. 23, 1805
Henry Staley Junr.

Rachel Van Wormer

Rachel
Mar. 22, 1805
John Clute

Eve Taller

Frederick Van Petten

Fred & Hester Van Petten

Nov. 5, 1804
June 2
Isaac Bordine

Jenny Manderville

Mary
Apr. 9 , 1805
June 16
Abrm Doolett

Beata Upham

Lucretia Winneford
May 1, 1805
Isaac Swart

Elezebeth Swart

Tunis
May 22, 1805
June 30
John Groat

Sarah Miller

Jeremiah
June 8, 1805
July 15
Egbert Van Wormer

Elezebeth DeGraff

Frederick DeGraff
June 15, 1805
Jeronamus VanValkenburgh

Margaret Van Dyke

Cornelius
June 14, 1805
Aug. 11
Cornelius Dodds

Polly Egleton

Jacob
Feb. 17. 1805
Nov. 3
Caspar Van Wormer

Eve Van Dyke

Meriah

Nancy

(twins)

Sept. 21, 1805
William Clover

Caty Schyyler

Jomes Godey
Sept. 11, 1805
Nathaniel Daily

Sarah Tappinning

Easter

Mary Cummings

Aug. 10, 1805
Elias Laraby

Cornelia Becker

Delila
Sept. 7, 1804
Oct. 20
Thomas Dodds

Lodina Filkins

Samatha
Sept. 12, 1805
Peter V. Vedder

Jenney Van Eps

Mindert
Aug. 14, 1805
Sabastian Snider

Sarah Snider

Gilbert
Feb. 18, 1804
Dec. 15
Sias J. Swart

Elizabeth Peck

John Baptist
Nov. 10, 1805
1806

Jan. 31

Jacob Van Wormer

Meriah Keck

Meriah
Nov. 26, 1805
June 13
Abraham Buyse

Clarry Schermerhorn

Ryer
Mar. 3, 1806
Oct. 21
Abrm Van Etten

Maria Leroy (SeCoy)

Stephen
July 10, 1806

Harmanus Vedder

Nelly Vedder

Getty Polhamus
Apr. 10, 1806
1807

May 21

Simon H. Vedder

Catharine Sutfin

Getty Polhamus
Apr. 10, 1807
July 8
Simon H. Vedder

Catharine Sutfin

John Sutfin
June 15, 1807
1808

April 15

Hubertus Van Veghten

Susannah Staly

Henry
Oct.25, 1807
1809

Nov. 10

Simon H. Vedder

Catherine Sutfin

Aron
Ict, 12 1809
Date Omitted
Adam Swart

Margaret Truax

Isaac
Mar. 22, 1806
Samuel McCan

Sally Johnson

Aaron
Apr. 15, 1807
Isaac Vosburgh

Elizabeth Sharp

Lawrence
Jan. 5, 1807
Henry Staly Junr

Rachel Van Wormer

Henry
Jan 5, 1807
Nicholas DeGraff

Nelle Shannon

Sarah
Apr. 18, 1807
Barent Swart

Nelle Wemp, deceased

Roody
June 23 1807
Christopher Peek

Deborah Wemp

Deborah Ann Catelina
May 26, 1807
Isaac J. Truax

Caty Van Vorst

David
Oct 27, 1808
Silvester Alsdorf

Lydia Brown

Elizabeth
June 20, 1807
John Veeder

Elezebeth DeGraff

Mindert
May 27, 1809
Selvester Alsdorf

Lydia Brown

Elias Terpenny
May 28, 1809

Simon H. Vedder

Catherine Sutfin

Aaron
Oct. 10, 1809

1810

Date Omitted

Isaac Vosburgh

Elezebeth Sharp

John William
Sept. 17 1810
1805

Sept. 22

Sylvester Alsdorf
Mariah
Aug. 19, 1805
1808

Apr. 15

Hubertis Van Veghten

Susannah Staley

Henry
Oct. 25, 1807
1810

Mar. 1

Harmanus C. Cuyler

Rebecca Veddere

Mariah
Jan. 5, 1810
Harmon Vedder

Sarah Swart

Simon
Jan. 30, 1810
Nicholas V. Wemple

Nancy Veeder

Jane Hellen
Dec. 26, 1809

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