Descendants of Amos Dunning
of Arietta

Generation No. 4

8. EMILY M.7 DUNNING (AMOS6, SHADRACK5, AMOS4, DAVID3, DAVID2, BENJAMIN1) was born June 19, 1851 in Hamilton Co., NY, and died June 17, 1944 in Preble, Cortland Co., NY. She married (1) PETE FLECHTER. She married (2) JOHN HOUCK May 08, 1869, son of GARRET HOUCK and PAULINA ENGLIS. He was born May 18, 1830 in Tully Valley, Onondaga Co., NY 13159, and died December 07, 1889 in Tully Valley, Onondaga Co., NY 13159.

Notes for EMILY M. DUNNING:
Emily Dunning Houck was living with her daughter, Mary, when she passed away.

More About EMILY M. DUNNING:
Burial: Onondaga Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY
Fact 1: Buried in Onondaga Cemetery Uncle Phil took me 8/95
Fact 3: after death of John she bought 53 acres on North Road Tully

Notes for JOHN HOUCK:
According to information in Garrett and Paulina Englis Houck's Bible John Houck was Born May 18, 1830 and Died December 1889, Aged 59

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FROM THE ONONDAGA CENTENNIAL (circa 1889)

Houck, John, Tully, was born in Tully May 18, 1832, the oldest of three children of Garrett and Pauline (Englis) Houck, of Rome and Utica, respectively. The father of Garrett was John Houck, who resided in Oneida County. Garret came to Tully in an early day, where he died. His wife was a daughter of Andrew Englis, a captain in the Revolution. John Houck was educated in the common schools and followed farming. He owned seventy-nine acres in Tully Valley, which he sold to the Solvay Process Company, and after his death, December 7, 1889, Mrs. Houck bought fifty-three acres where she now lives. They have both been for many years members of the M. E. Church, In 1869 he married Emily Dunning, a native of Hamilton Co., and a daughter of Amos and Angelina (Carnrike) Dunning, natives of Hamilton Co., who came to Oneida and finally to ONONDAGA County, where Mr. Dunning died in 1891, and his wife resides at the Valley. Mr. Dunning was supervisor in Hamilton County and also served as Justice of the Peace 20 years. Mr. and Mrs. Houck have had five Children: Mary, wife of Willliam Vandenburg of Preble, who has one daughter Hazel E.; Angelina, wife of Frank Riehlman by whom she has two children, Ralph H. and Leroy F; Jefferson H.; Leroy E. and Norris J.

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While in New York for a family reunion August 1995 Uncle Phil took me to several graveyards, one of which was the ONONDAGA Cemetery among those already mentioned, I noted the grave stones or markers of:
Alva Dunning June 19, 1816 - March 11, 1902;
Mary A. Dunning, wife of Robert Norris, April 16, 1814 - January 04, 1904;
Edward Norris born in Headcorn, England May 1801 died October 29, 1881, Aged 80 years 5 months;
Robert Norris born April 08, 1810 died March 22, 1899 Age 89 years;
a monument to Dunning Bleekman;
Henry E. Dunning 1855 - 1928;
Elizabeth Bleekman 1853 - 1927;
and George Duane Bleekman 1848 - 1927.

More About JOHN HOUCK:
Burial: Onondaga Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY
Fact 1: Onondaga Cemetery Uncle Phil took me 8/95
Fact 2: barn board broke, fell to his death at age 57.

Children of EMILY DUNNING and JOHN HOUCK are:
i.MARY8 HOUCK, b. March 03, 1870, Tully Valley, Onondaga Co., NY 13159; d. December 11, 1958; m. WILLIAM D. VANDENBURG, March 15, 1890; b. Preble, NY; d. Preble, NY.
ii.ANGELINA HOUCK, b. June 10, 1872, Tully Valley, Onondaga Co., NY; d. May 23, 1964; m. FRANK L. RIEHLMAN, November 05, 1890; b. May 09, 1868; d. 1925.

More About ANGELINA HOUCK:
Fact 1: may be Angelica

Notes for FRANK L. RIEHLMAN:
Articles from Tully, N. Y. Times issue of April 6, 1907
"Mr. Rheilman (sic) took a trip to New York a few days ago, and brought back with him a few of the "German Dutch" to be employed on the farms in Preble."

More About FRANK L. RIEHLMAN:
Burial: Tully Cemetery, Tully, Onondaga Co., NY 13159

iii.JEFFERSON HENRY HOUCK, b. July 19, 1874, Tully Valley, Onondaga Co., NY 13159; d. November 05, 1937, Green Lake, Hamilton Co., NY 13159; m. IDA A. RIEHLMAN, May 16, 1897, Otisco, Onondaga Co., NY; b. May 11, 1875, Dutch Hill, Otisco, Onondaga Co., NY; d. February 08, 1956, Tully, Onondaga Co., NY, 13159.

Notes for JEFFERSON HENRY HOUCK:

IN MEMORIAL

At a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank of Tully, held at the banking rooms in the Village of Tully, November 16, 1937, the following Resolution was duly offered and unanimously adopted by a rising vote:

WHEREAS: Jefferson H. Houck was accidently killed November 5, 1937, while hunting near his Piseco Lake Camp, and

WHEREAS: He was a Director of the First National Bank of Tully for nearly fifteen years, and its Vice President for the past two years, and

WHEREAS: His quiet, unassuming manner and even disposition endeared him to his associates: and his honesty, common sense and sound judgement rendered him invaluable as a consultant,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the memory of Jefferson H. Houck and his many, long years of faithful service to this Bank and to this Community be perpetuated by this expression of appreciation, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this testimony be spread upon the minutes of the proceedings of this bank and published in the local press.

COMMENT:(The above is copied from a newspaper clipping included with the family bible. There was no reference to the newspaper, but possibly a Syracuse, N.Y. or Cortland, N.Y. paper. John H. Houck)

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1917 DIRECTORY OF ONONDAGA COUNTY, G-I
Houck, J.H. (Ida) 4 ch farmer T R2 Tully Tul 14
Houck, Paul M. farmer R2 Tully Tul 14

More About JEFFERSON HENRY HOUCK:
1: Purchased Elmer Cowles farm North Road Tully
Burial: Tully Cemetery, Tully, Onondaga Co., NY 13159
Fact 1: November 05, 1937, Killed at Green Lake 2 miles N.E. camp Rte 8
Fact 2: November 05, 1937, While tracking a wounded deer Jefferson was
Fact 3: shot and killed by his nephew Don Reilhman

Notes for IDA A. RIEHLMAN:
(From Handwritten notes in one of the family Bibles)
"Ida's mother's name was Lena Edinger and her mother was Magdelena Miller and father's Peter Edinger. her father was Peter Riehlman. also his fathers name was Peter; her fathers mother was Mary Elizabeth Warner. Jeff's mother's name was Emily Dunning and her mother was Angelina Carnrick and father was Amos Dunning."

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After World War II, in 1948, food was very scarce in Germany and the Edinger and Muller relatives sent appeals for food to Hattie only to learn that she had died, but Ida (Riehlman) Houck received the letters and sent packages to them. One was Frieda Horbe, daughter of Phillip Muller; also the daughter of Freida, who said her mother was born Muller at Offenabch-onGlan. This daughter's husband had died in a car race in Spain in 1931. She had a 6-year old daughter at that time, also two sisters, one a widow, and the other having two sons who had recently, in 1948, returned from French captivity.

(copied from "Peter Edinger" by Lois Edinger Patterson 1974)

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More About IDA A. RIEHLMAN:
Burial: February 1956, Tully Cemetery, Tully, Onondaga Co., NY 13159

iv.LEROY E. HOUCK, b. May 04, 1878, Tully Valley, Onondaga Co., New York; d. February 25, 1946, Texas.

More About LEROY E. HOUCK:
Fact 1: r 1944, Bremerton, WA
Fact 2: bur TX unm

v.NORRIS JOHN HOUCK, b. September 15, 1883, Tully Valley, Onondaga Co., New York; d. May 15, 1950, Sunray, Texas.

Notes for NORRIS JOHN HOUCK:
According to Peter Houck Riehlman in email March 27 and April 1, 2000: "Also, I have some information on Norris Houck, Jefferson and Angie's brother from Sunray, Texas. We went to visit him in Sunray and he visited us in Tucson. When he died in 1950, we went to Sunray to settle his estate. I bought his '37 Chevy coupe from the estate for $75. It was the first car I owned." ...."To my knowledge neither LeRoy or Norris Houck were ever married. I don't know what LeRoy did, but Norris was the watch repairman in Sunray. I think he also made jewelry. I still have a ruby ring that was given to me from him."...."I believe both LeRoy and Norris Houck were in Sunray, Texas and I think I can find out if they are buried there. I'm sure Norris is. Sunray is north of Amarillo and north and east of Dumas. It is directly east of Cactus, Texas which is on Highway 287."

More About NORRIS JOHN HOUCK:
Fact 1: r Sun Ray, Texas unm


9. HENRY B.7 SLACK (SAMANTHA6 DUNNING, SHADRACK5, AMOS4, DAVID3, DAVID2, BENJAMIN1) was born March 02, 1848 in Hamilton Co., NY, and died September 04, 1916 in Hamilton Co., NY. He married MARY A. STURGESS. She was born 1853 in Hamilton Co., NY, and died 1927 in Hamilton Co., NY.

Notes for HENRY B. SLACK:

THE HISTORY OF HAMILTON Co.
TOWN OF LAKE PLEASANT

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Henry B. Slack was an enthusiastic worker for the church in the community. During a severe illness, he had a dream of a large building being erected by his neighbors. That dream was brought to final realization in 1909. In 1907, Slack and Rev. Finkle turned over the first shovelful of dirt........ On the building committtee, in addition to the pastor, were David Sturges, Henry Slack, Calvin Wilber, Robert Stuart, and Isaiah Perkins........ Attending were .....Henry Slack, Mrs. Mary Slack, David Sturges, Calvin Wilber, Mrs. Alonzo Wilber,....... Henry B. slack and Mrs. Alonzo Wilber were elected trustees. Mrs Rhoda Aird became secretary, and Mrs. Henry Slack, treasurer. Page 674 & 675

More About HENRY B. SLACK:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

More About MARY A. STURGESS:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

Children of HENRY SLACK and MARY STURGESS are:
i.JOHN M.8 SLACK, b. March 20, 1872, Hamilton Co., NY; d. June 03, 1872, Hamilton Co., NY.

More About JOHN M. SLACK:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

ii.ROBERT V. SLACK, SR., b. 1877, Hamilton Co., NY; d. 1932, Hamilton Co., NY; m. ANNIE BOHEM; b. 1882; d. 1967, Hamilton Co., NY.

More About ROBERT V. SLACK, SR.:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

More About ANNIE BOHEM:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

iii.NATHAN SLACK, b. 1882, Hamilton Co., NY; d. 1948, Hamilton Co., NY.

More About NATHAN SLACK:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

iv.ELLA S. SLACK, b. 1884, Hamilton Co., NY; d. 1932, Hamilton Co., NY; m. REV. FRANK J. FINKLE, October 04, 1911, Speculator, Hamilton County, NY; b. 1874.

More About ELLA S. SLACK:
1: October 04, 1911, Dr. Fred L. Decker officiated at wedding
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

Notes for REV. FRANK J. FINKLE:

THE HISTORY OF HAMILTON Co.
TOWN OF LAKE PLEASANT

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.... The Rev. Frank J. Finkle and the Rev. Arthur S. Tracy served both the Lake Pleasant and Speculator churches from 1907 through 1913. .... Then it was that the Rev. Frank Finkle, son of Philip H. and Mary Guthrie Finkle of Castleton, N. Y. was assigned. He was an avid worker with a strong sense of loyalty for the community. It was during his pastorate that the Methodist Church of Speculator was constructed.

Page 674

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.... In early fall of 1907, Slack and the Rev. Finkle turned over the first shovelful of dirt. the foundation was placed in spring of 1908, ...... The church was incorporated on June 19, 1909 witha meeting at the schoolhouse in Speculator. Attending the meetin were the Rev. Frank Finkle, Henry Slack, Mrs. Mary Slack, David Sturges, Calvin Wilber, Mrs. Alonzo Wilber, and Claude Alexander. Page 675

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.... The first lighting fixtures were donated by the Rev. Finkle's home church at Castleton, N.Y. .... The finished church was dedicated in October , 1909. ..... and the Rev. Frank Finkle as resident pastor. ........ The Rev. Finkle was trasferred to Pettersville in 1911, but on October 4, 1911 at the age of 37, he married at Speculator, Ella A. Slack, 27, daughter of Henry B. and Mary Sturges Slack. Dr. Fred L. Decker officaited at the ceremony....... In 1925,.....The Rev. and Mrs. Frank Finkle were then living at Speculator with the widow, Mary A. Slack, 72, and her son, Nathan, 43. Ella S. Finkle died in 1932 and is buried in the Cemetery at Speculator. .... 1927 Members of the building committee were the Rev. Frank Finkle, Louis Wilber, and Robert J. Stuart. Page 676

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.... Speculator had become a thriving community by 1925. .... and Frank Finkle, 52, the minister... Page 728

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v.DEXTER S. SLACK, b. 1892, Hamilton Co., NY; d. 1931, Hamilton Co., NY.

More About DEXTER S. SLACK:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

vi.CHRISTINE SLACK, b. April 24, 1896, Hamilton Co., NY; d. April 25, 1896, Hamilton Co., NY.

More About CHRISTINE SLACK:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY


10. BENAJAH O.7 SLACK (SAMANTHA6 DUNNING, SHADRACK5, AMOS4, DAVID3, DAVID2, BENJAMIN1) was born 1850, and died 1924 in Hamilton Co., NY. He married JENNIE AIRD, daughter of JIM AIRD and MARGARET CROMBIE. She was born 1862, and died 1927 in Hamilton Co., NY.

More About BENAJAH O. SLACK:
1: 1905, Farmer on Page St., Lake Pleasant
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

More About JENNIE AIRD:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

Children of BENAJAH SLACK and JENNIE AIRD are:
i.DAVID N.8 SLACK, b. February 15, 1879, Hamilton Co., NY; d. July 04, 1945, Hamilton Co., NY; m. MARGARET A. STEWART; b. January 31, 1902.

More About DAVID N. SLACK:
Burial: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

ii.THOMAS J. SLACK, b. 1884, Hamilton Co., NY; d. 1953, Hamilton Co., NY; m. MAUDE RANDALL; b. 1894.

More About THOMAS J. SLACK:
Burial: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

More About MAUDE RANDALL:
Burial: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

iii.GEORGE SLACK, b. 1886, Hamilton Co., NY; d. 1938, Hamilton Co., NY; m. MARIE SRNEC-BERNECZ; b. 1893.

More About GEORGE SLACK:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

iv.MABEL SLACK, b. February 14, 1889, Hamilton Co., NY; m. (1) ELMER CRAIG; m. (2) ALBERT R. EARLEY; b. March 20, 1889; d. May 15, 1972, Hamilton Co., NY.

More About MABEL SLACK:
Burial: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY
More About ALBERT R. EARLEY:
Burial: Wells Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

v.HARRY SLACK, b. 1894, Hamilton Co., NY; d. 1961, Hamilton Co., NY; m. LENA; b. 1897.

More About HARRY SLACK:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY


11. SAMAMTHA R. ELIZABETH7 SLACK (SAMANTHA6 DUNNING, SHADRACK5, AMOS4, DAVID3, DAVID2, BENJAMIN1) was born April 27, 1858 in Hamilton Co., NY, and died September 16, 1932 in Hamilton Co., NY. She married JOSEPH SYLVESTER BROWN. He was born November 01, 1856, and died April 01, 1951 in Hamilton Co., NY.

More About SAMAMTHA R. ELIZABETH SLACK:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

More About JOSEPH SYLVESTER BROWN:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

Children of SAMAMTHA SLACK and JOSEPH BROWN are:
i.EDA LOVINA8 BROWN, b. 1880, Hamilton Co., NY; d. 1962, Hamilton Co., NY; m. WILLIAM ALPHONSO PAGE; b. 1872; d. 1940, Hamilton Co., NY.

More About EDA LOVINA BROWN:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

More About WILLIAM ALPHONSO PAGE:
Burial: Speculator Cemetery, Hamilton Co., NY

ii.RUTH BROWN, b. 1884.

Endnotes

1. Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 17, Ed. 1, (Release date: December 11, 1997), "CD-ROM," Tree #2051, Date of Import: Apr 25, 2000.


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