The Reymonda Family Of Morehouseville
Part 2 of 3

By Joanne Murray with years of extensive research by William Kerr
Photos from Elaine Scantlebury

Fredrick Mortimer and Eva Mae (Hagadorn) Remonda had 9 children:
  1.5.a  Rollin Lee Remonda, b. 13 March 1905
  1.5.b  Leonard Everett Remonda, b. 11 February 1907
  1.5.c  Edith Isabel Remonda, b. 7 April 1909
  1.5.d  Ralph Remonda, b. 14 July 1911
  1.5.e  Ruth Helen Remonda, b. 3 September 1914
  1.5.f  Florence Evelyn Remonda, b. 30 July 1917
  1.5.g  Orilla Mae Remonda, b. 19 March 1920
  1.5.h  George Frederick Remonda, b. 27 December 1922
  1.5.i  Howard T. Remonda, b. 29 December 1925

1.5.a  Rollin Lee Remonda, son of Fredrick Mortimer and Eva Mae (Hagadorn) Remonda was born 13 March 1905 in Morehouseville, Hamilton County, New York and died 24 July 1982 in Utica, Oneida County, NY. He married 1 June 1929 in The Church of Sacred Heart, Utica, NY by Rev. P.J. Sloan, Esther Ann Fitzsimmons. She was born 11 November 1911 in Carbondale, Lackawanna, PA to Robert and Isabella (Ridley) Fitzsimmons. She died 30 July 1994 in Wampsville, Oneida Co., NY. Rollin and Esther began their married life in Utica, living near Esther's family. By 1943, they had moved to Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY and later to Manlius, Onondaga Co., NY. Rollin was a machinist and became a senior inspector for Carrier Corporation in Syracuse. His hobbies included electronics, woodworking and gardening. After his retirement, Rollin spent many hours in his woodworking shop as well as maintaining a small tree nursery and a large vegetable garden. In about 1979, Rollin and Esther sold their home in Manlius and moved to Morehouseville. They bought a home not far from Rollin's childhood home. In 1982, after years of suffering with chronic lung disease, Rollin died in St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Utica. After his death, Esther remained in Morehouse for a short time, but ill with cancer, she decided to sell the Morehouse property and went to live with her daughter. She died in 1994. Rollin and Esther are both buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitestown, Oneida County, NY. They had two children of their own and adopted two children.

1.5.b  Leonard Everett Remonda, son of Fredrick Mortimer and Eva Mea (Hagadorn) Remonda was born 11 February 1907 in Morehouseville, Hamilton County, NY and died 16 February 1995 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois. He married 1st, 23 November 1940 in Northville, Fulton Co., NY Sybil Harris. She was born 29 June 1910 and died 8 May 1987 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois. He married 2nd , 29 April 1989, Cora Lee Boehl Harsell. Leonard grew up in Morehouseville and in 1925, at age 18, was employed carrying the mail. The population of Morehouse at that time was 89. In 1938, an article appeared in the local newspaper concerning Leonard, with the headline, "Posse Hunts Woods for Morehouseville Man". At that time, Leonard, age 31, had served as Town Assessor and was the present school tax collector in Morehouse. He lived alone, but usually ate meals with his parents. After dinner one evening, his parents believed he had left his car at their house and had walked home. They became alarmed when he failed to appear for breakfast the next morning and a search of his home found no trace of him. A posse of friends and neighbors was quickly formed and they began searching the surrounding woods. When by evening he still had not been found, the State Police were contacted in the hopes that bloodhounds would be sent to aid in the search. After being told that no bloodhounds were available from the state barracks, Earl Kreuzer telephoned Governor Lehaman, asking if he could send a pack as soon as possible. The article concludes by saying that the story has a happy ending. It seems that Leonard was finally "found fast asleep upstairs in his bed and didn't even know anyone was looking for him." Two years later, Leonard married Sybil, a schoolteacher. He worked as an auto mechanic. They had one child together, and they adopted one of Leonard's brother's sons. Leonard served in the Army Coast Artillery during WW II, from 1941 - 1945, serving two years in Greenland. His name is on the WW II monument in Morehouse. After Sybil's death, Leonard married Cora, who survived him. He died in 1995 at the age of 88 in the Emergency Room of Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Burial was in Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy, Illinois with full military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 37.

1.5.c  Edith Isabel Remonda was born 7 April 1909 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Fredrick Mortimer and Eva Mae (Hagadorn) Remonda and died in 1960. She married 27 February 1930 in Utica, Oneida, NY, Arthur Willard Jones. He was born 1908 to Arthur R. and Flora (Becker) Jones and he died 10 June 1983.

1.5.d  Ralph Remonda was born 14 July 1911 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Fredrick Mortimer and Eva Mae (Hagadorn) Remonda and died 17 August 1976 in NY. He married 5 April 1935, Jessie Kreuzer. She was born 10 February 1909 in Morehouse to Henry F. and Jessie (Peterson) Kreuzer. She died 3 January 1976 in NY. Ralph and Jessie were lifelong residents of Morehouseville where he served as Highway Superintendent from 1961 to 1964 and again from 1967 to 1970. Jessie served as tax collector in 1957. Ralph and Jessie (Kreuzer) Remonda had one child.

1.5.e  Ruth Helen Remonda was born 3 September 1914 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Fredrick Mortimer and Eva Mae (Hagadorn) Remonda and died 17 July 1976. She married 1st, 14 September 1931, David Willard Clark, son of Wallace and Pearl Clark. She married (dates unknown), James Christman and a Mr. Johnson. She married 3 November 1956 in Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY, Arthur Hall Jr. He was born 13 July 1913 to Arthur and Ella (Wathers) Hall. He died 4 August 1998. Arthur was a cabinet worker. Ruth adopted and raised one of her brother Howard's sons.

1.5.f  Florence Evelyn Remonda was born 30 July 1917 in Morehouse, Hamilton County, NY to Fredrick Mortimer and Eva Mae (Hagadorn) Remonda and she died 10 August 1986 in NY. She married 1941 in Whitesboro, Oneida Co., NY Alfred John Mosher. He was born 1907 and died in 1952. They are buried in the Morehouse Methodist Church Cemetery. Alfred and Florence had 4 children.

1.5.g  Orilla Mae Remonda was born 19 March 1920 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Fredrick Mortimer and Eva Mae (Hagadorn) Remonda. She married in 1938 in Ohio, Herkimer County, NY. Her husband of 64 years passed away 15 December 2002 at the age of 90. They were blessed with 7 children.

1.5.h  George Frederick Remonda was born 27 December 1922 in Morehouse, Hamilton County, NY to Fredrick Mortimer and Eva Mae (Hagadorn) Remonda and died 12 September 1943 near Racife, Brazil, South America while serving in WW II. He was the only WW II casualty from Morehouse and his name appears on the monument in town. George was killed in action at age 21, just 8 months after entering the service. He was buried in the cemetery behind the Morehouse Methodist Church where he had preached.

A local Newspaper article - 1940

"Morehouse Youth, 17, Well on Way to Clergy. Cold Brook-George Remonda, 17, Morehouseville, started out to be a French teacher, but the Bible proved more fascinating and now he appears to have an early start on the road to become a successful clergyman. George is a son of Mr. And Mrs. Fred Remonda and has four sisters and three brothers. He was graduated this year from Poland Central School, where he was editor of the Press Club, President of the Dramatic and French clubs, treasurer of the Library Club, and participated in plays. Remonda won first place among young men taking part in the prize speaking contest of the Inter-Valley League which includes schools in Chadwicks, Oriskany, Poland, Sauquoit, and Holland Patent. Student in Utica. He has been studying for the ministry at the Christian Alliance Gospel Tabernacle in Utica since Jan. 1, along with his regular school work. About six weeks ago he preached in his hometown Methodist Church and 70 worshippers attended. This being considered a large religious assembly for this area. It was regarded as an encouraging tribute to the young man's knowledge of the Bible and his oratorical talents. The Methodist Church at Morehouseville has had no regular pastor for some time, but since the Morehouseville youth has been preaching there, contributions have totaled $100. New Hymnals Dedicated. Remonda hopes that his efforts will aid in advancing the material and spiritual welfare of the local congregation. Recently a set of new hymnals was dedicated there. The Rev. Francis W. Glenister, Baptist Minister at Poland, assisted at the service. Remonda's sermons have provoked widespread comment, especially his views on the war question. Taking for his theme, "We Can Have Peace", the young man has insisted that no world peace can be guaranteed unless it is built on the practice of Jesus and His principles. He plans to attend the Bible Institute at Nyack."

Newspaper article - 1943

"Former Pastor Dies in Army In S. America. Cold Brook-Pvt. George Remonda, 21, son of Mr. And Mrs. Fred Remonda, Morehouseville, former assistant pastor of the Highland Baptist Church, died in South America, according to a telegram from the War Department received by his parents yesterday. The message gave no details, stating that death had occurred in Latin America Sept. 12. It added that a letter will follow. According to the letters received recently by relatives, it is believed that the young soldier had been in South America only a few weeks. During his short career as a clergyman Remonda's sermons provoked wide comment. Prior to his induction in the Army he expressed his views on world peace with the comment that peace can be guaranteed only if it is built on the practice of Jesus and his principles. A graduate of Poland Central School in 1940, he was active in many School organizations; he was editor of the Press Club and president of the Dramatic and French Clubs. He won the Inter-Valley League Public speaking contest. He studied for the ministry at the Christian Alliance Gospel Tabernacle in Utica during his regular schooling. Surviving, besides his parents are....."

Obituary for George Frederick Remonda:

"At Morehouse, burial services for Pvt. George Remonda, who died serving his country Sept. 12, 1943, near Racife, Brazil, were held at the Methodist Cemetery in Morehouse, with the Rev. Kenneth Combs of Trenton officiating. Pvt. Remonda was given full military honors. The bearers were all ex-servicemen from Morehouse: Elon Houghtaling, George Lewis, Charle Uebele, Henry Erb, Edward Kipp and Kenneth Edick. Pvt. Remonda was born Dec. 27, 1922, the son of Mr. And Mrs. Fred Remonda. He attended local schools and was a 1940 graduate of Poland High School. He studied at the Excelsior School of Business in Utica and worked for Savage Arms in Utica. He entered active service Jan. 4, 1943, and was assigned to the Signal Corps. Pvt. Remonda had been assistant pastor of the Highland Baptist Church in Utica. He spent much effort trying to revive regular religious services here, securing visiting ministers and often conducting services himself. Besides his parents, he was survived by four sisters,....four brothers,....and several nieces and nephews."

1.5.i  Howard T. Remonda was born 29 December 1925 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Fredrick Mortimer and Eva Mae (Hagadorn) Remonda and he died 29 November 1956 in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY. He married 4 July 1950 in Little Falls, Eunice Mae Cadwell, daughter of Earl and Fanny (Roby) Cadwell. She was born 18 August 1931 in Ohio, Herkimer Co., NY and died 27 November 1956 in Little Falls. They are both buried in Fairview Cemetery, Norway, Herkimer Co., NY. Howard and Eunice (Cadwell) Remonda had three children who were adopted by Howard's brothers and sisters.

1.6  Ida Emma Remonda was born 26 June 1882 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Theodore Charles and Idora (Becraft) Remonda. She died 10 May 1905. On 14 September 1902 she married Dean R. Flansburg, son of John V. and Sarah E. (Conklin) Flansburg. He was born 6 August 1871 and died July 1931. At age 17, Ida was working as a servant in Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY in a hotel owned by Joseph L. Marley. A few years later, she and Dean were married. Dean and his family were probably well known by the Remondas. His father, from Ohio, Herkimer Co., had served in Co. E, 97th NY Inf. With Ida's father and from 1895 to 1898, Dean taught school in Morehouse. In 1903, their first child was born, but she lived only three months. In 1905, a second child was born, but Ida, age 23, died about two weeks later. Ida's parents, Theodore and Idora, took the baby into their home. Dean married 2nd, in 1907, Anna F. In 190 they lived on North Perry Street in Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY where Dean was co-owner of a glove shop. His son, then age four, lived with them. He died two years later, 11 days before his 6th birthday. Dean R. and Ida Emma (Remonda) Flansburg had 2 children:

1.6.a  Mildred Artibus Flansburg was born 23 September 1903 and died 31 December 1903.

1.6.b  Theodore John Flansburg was born 29 April 1905 and died 18 April 1911.

1.7  Theodore Warren Remonda was born 12 December 1885 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Theodore Charles and Idora (Becraft) Remonda and died 19 July 1957 in Prospect, Oneida Co., NY. He married 4 October 1913 in Ohio, Herkimer Co., NY Imogene Orcutt (Rose), daughter of Isaac Newton and Elizabeth (Larrabee) Orcutt. She was born 1 February 1884 in Norwood, Oneida Co., NY and died 3 March 1952 in Poland, Herkimer Co., NY. In 1913, Theodore W. and Imogene (both residing in Gray) were married in the Ohio Methodist Church. Imogene had been previously married to Wallace Rose, and had two daughters from that marriage. In 1915, they were living on Mountain Home Road in Morehouseville where they later had a lumber camp. At various times, Theodore worked as a farmer, lumberjack, and cook. In 1930, the family was living in Deerfield, Oneida Co., NY where Theodore was employed as a cook in a lumber camp. Imogene passed away in 1952 and Theodore, five years later, in 1957. They are both buried in Prospect Cemetery.

Obituary of Theodore Warren Remonda:

"Theodore Remonda, Retired Lumberjack. Theodore W. Remonda, 71, of Morehouseville, died July 19 1957, in St. Luke's-Memorial Hospital Center after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 12, 1885 in Morehouseville, son of Theodore and Idora Becraft Remonda, and was educated in schools there. He married Imogene Orcutt, Oct. 4, 1913, in Ohio. She died March 3, 1952. Mr. Remonda was a lumberjack in the Adirondacks until his retirement 10 years ago. He was an Episcopalian. He leaves three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Kerr, Utica; Mrs. Max Martin, Tampa, Fla; and Mrs. Howard Mealus, Walton, NY; Two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Conklin, Morehouseville; Mrs. Priscilla Hurter, Lake George; three brothers, Elias, Morehouseville; Charles, Ilion; and James, Syracuse; Five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 2 Tuesday from the John S. Frieder Funeral Home, Herkimer Rd., with the Rev. William (?), rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, New Hartford, officiating. Internment will be in Prospect Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tomorrow and Monday."

Theodore Warren and Imogene (Orcutt) Remonda had one child:
1.7.a  Dorothy Irene Remonda was born 27 January 1918 in Morehouse, Hamilton County, NY and died 9 April 1966 in New Hartford, Oneida Co., NY. She married 31 December 1937 in Whitesboro, Oneida Co., NY William Henry Kerr, son of Robert and Dora Elizabeth (Philpott) Kerr. He was born 3 July 1911 in Oriskany, NY and died May 1977 in New Hartford, Oneida, NY. Both William and Dorothy were employed as psychiatric Aides in Marcy State Hospital and both are buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Utica, Oneida, NY. William H. and Dorothy I. (Remonda) Kerr had 3 children.

1.8  Jennie Olivia Remonda was born 18 October 1887 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Theodore Charles and Idora (Becraft) Remonda and she died 29 (July or Sept) 1963 in Utica, Oneida Co., NY. She married 23 January 1907 Howard J. Conkling, son of Morris and Henrietta Conkling. He was born 9 January 1884 in Grant, Herkimer Co., NY and died 5 April 1951 in Utica, Oneida Co., NY. Jennie probably met Howard when he began, at a very young age, teaching school in Morehouseville. In 1904 and 1905 he boarded with the Remonda family while employed as the teacher in school district no. 3. In 1907, Howard and Jennie were married and soon after, moved to Troy, Rensselaer Co., NY where Howard held a position teaching at a business college. By 1920 they had moved to Utica, Oneida Co., NY where Howard was a teacher (and employer) at a commercial school. By 1930, Howard and Jennie owned a home on Johnson Park (St.) in Utica. Howard was principal of the Excelsior School of Business. Although their home was in Utica, both Howard and Jennie enjoyed spending time in Morehouse and kept a camp there, which they called "Lattice Lodge". They donated the beautiful light fixtures to the Morehouse Methodist Church (now the Morehouse Museum). Howard and Jennie never had children. He died in 1951 and she in 1963. They are both buried in the Morehouse Mountain Home Road Cemetery in the lower section known as the 'Remonda Cemetery'.

1.9  Elizabeth Luella Remonda was born 12 November 1889 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Theodore Charles and Idora (Becraft) Remonda and she died 30 May 1951 in Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY. She married 8 January 1907 in Whitesboro, Oneida Co., NY John J. McQuaid, son of James and Julia Ann (Dunnigan) McQuaid. He was born 3 November 1883 in Chase Mills, St. Lawrence Co., NY and died 10 October 1945 in Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY. "Libby" and John began their married life in Morehouse. A year after their marriage, the tremendous forest fire of 1908 threatened the town and John was one of the men who helped battle the blaze. By 1910, John and Libby had moved to Groton, Tompkins Co., NY where John, now a father of two, was principal of a high school. By 1920 the family had moved to Van Buren, Onondaga Co., NY and John was employed as a furnace man in a mill while Libby stayed home and cared for the children. In 1930, they were living on Valley Drive in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. John and Libby had six children together, but by the time of his death in 1945, they had already buried three. Libby passed away six years later. They are both buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Baldwinsville, as are most of their children.

John J. and Elizabeth Luella (Remonda) McQuaid had 6 children:

1.9.a  Luella J. McQuaid was born 3 August 1907 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY and died 30 December 1941in Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY. She married John Sememy. Luella is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Baldwinsville.

1.9.b  John Harold McQuaid was born 2 February 1910 in NY and died 1 April 1926 in Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY. He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Baldwinsville.

1.9.c  Doris Irene McQuaid was born 27 January 1914 in NY and died 3 June 1995 in Baldwinsville, Onondaga, NY. She attended Memorial Hospital of Nursing in Syracuse and Syracuse University for her training as a Public Health Nurse. Doris is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Baldwinsville.

1.9.d  James Francis McQuaid was born 4 September 1916 in Chase Mills, St. Lawrence Co., NY and died 15 August 1918 in Louisville, St. Lawrence Co., NY.

1.9.e  Robert William McQuaid was born 6 March 1924 in Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY. He married 9 August 1945 in Alexandria, LA, Theresa. Robert and Theresa McQuaid had 3 children.

1.9.f  Richard J. McQuaid was born 25 July 1927 in NY and died 28 August 1989 in Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co., NY. He married Louise Street. She was born 29 October 1928 and died June 1995 in Baldwinsville, Onondaga, NY. Richard J. and Louise McQuaid had 2 children.

1.10  Elias Ellsworth Remonda was born 12 April 1892 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Theodore Charles and Idora (Becraft) Remonda and he died 8 August 1965 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY. He married 1st, 8 June 1920 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA, Cora Johanna Daniels. She was born 25 August 1898 in Pittsburgh, PA and died 23 February in Pittsburgh, PA. He married 2nd, February 1922 in Pittsburgh, PA Ethel Iona Phillips, daughter of James R. and Ivy (Myrtle) Phillips. She was born 13 January 1901 in Pittsburgh, PA and died 17 June 1957 in Utica, Oneida, NY. Elias received his early education in Morehouse's school district no. 3. After this, he attended his brother-in-law's Excelsior School of Business in Utica. When Elias was in his mid twenties, WW I broke out and Elias served as a Marine. His name appears on the Morehouse WW I monument. After returning from the war, Elias located in Pittsburgh, PA and married Cora. She died just 8 months after the wedding and was buried in Arlington Cemetery, Pennsauken, Camden Co., New Jersey. The following year, Elias married Ethel. They had one child born in Pennsylvania before moving to Utica, Oneida, NY, two years after the wedding. In 1930, Elias and Ethel were living on Dudley St. in Utica with their 2 children. Elias was employed as a bookkeeper for a lumber office. Although the family continued to live in Utica, They owned property in Morehouse and spent many summers there where Elias enjoyed hunting and trapping. Ethel died in 1957 in Utica and Elias followed 8 years later. They are both buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica, Oneida, NY.

Obituary of Ethel Iona Phillips Remonda:

"Mrs. Elias E. Remonda Utican Since 1924. Mrs. Ethel I. Remonda, 56, of 1627 Kemble St., wife of Elias E. Remonda, died June 17, 1957, in a local hospital after a long illness. She was born Jan. 13, 1901 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. James R. Phillips. Her education was received in schools there. In 1922 in Pittsburgh, she was married to Mr. Remonda and two years later they came to Utica where she was a member of Westminster Church and of Golden Star Rebekah Lodge 243. Mrs. Remonda also is well known in Morehouseville where she and her husband spent many summers. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. J. Craig Gilbert, Camden, NJ; a son, Warren Richard Remonda, Utica; a sister, Mrs. La Rue Bullion, Aspinwall, PA; Two brothers, John Phillips, Philadelphia, and George Phillips, in Colorado: three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 2 Friday from the Lankton, Townsend and Cronk Funeral Home with the Rev. P. Arthur Brindisi, pastor of Westminster Church, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery."

Elias Ellsworth and Ethel Iona (Phillips) Remonda had at least 2 children:

1.10.a  Ruth Cora Remonda was born 16 December 1922 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA and died 7 September 1995 in Philadelphia, PA. She married 29 July 1944 in Tampa, Hillsborough Co., Florida John Craige Gilbert, son of Samuel Wallace and Caroline (Frett) Gilbert. He was born 6 February 1920 in Camden, New Jersey and died 18 September 1975 in Pennsauken, Camden Co., NJ. When the book, Morehouse Past and Present, 1835 - 1992 was being assembled, Ruth was asked to share some of her memories of the place. One story she told was about hunting with her father and brothers. On this trip, she was put on deer watch. While she waited, a bear suddenly appeared, which she quickly shot. When the others came, expecting to see a deer, they saw her standing over the bear. After realizing that no one had a bear license, her father had to walk out and get one before the others could leave the woods. Ruth received her education in Syracuse and worked as a nurse, serving in the Army Air Corps during WW II. John received his education at the University of Pennsylvania and owned his own finance company. John and Ruth had 4 children. They lived in New Jersey, but kept a summer residence in Morehouse where Ruth had spent summers as a child. John died in 1975 and Ruth survived him by 20 years. They are both buried in Arlington Cemetery, Pennsauken, Camden, NJ. Obituary of Ruth Cora Remonda Gilbert: "Ruth Gilbert. ATCO, NJ - Ruth C, Gilbert, 72, died at Hahnamann Hospital, Philadelphia, Penn. Suddenly Thursday, Sept. 7. Mrs. Gilbert was a retired registered nurse, and the widow of John C. Gilbert. Ruth C. Remonda Gilbert was born in Pittsburgh, Penn. And was a graduate of the Syracuse Memorial Hospital. She was a nurse serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II. After raising her family she returned to nursing at Cooper Hospital in 1962, serving there for more than 22 years until her retirement in 1984. She was also active in the community area, serving on the Camden City Zone, PTA in the 1950s, a partner in the Financial Services, Camden, the Atco United Methodist Church where she was president of the administrative board and the Men and Women's Society. She also worked with the election board of Winslow TWP. In the summers Mrs. Gilbert spent her time in the Adirondack Mountains at her summer residence where she attended Grace United Methodist Church at Speculator, NY. Mrs. Gilbert is survived by her children,... Services were held Monday evening, Sept. 11, at the Atco Methodist Church here. Arrangements were by DiPinto-Mehl Funeral Home, Philadelphia, Pa."

1.10.b  Warren Richard Remonda was born 14 February 1926 in Utica, Oneida Co., NY to Elias E. and Ethel I. (Phillips) Remonda. He died 9 February 1989 in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.

Obituary of Warren Richard Remonda:

"Warren R. Remonda, 62, of 12 Huntington Pl., New Hartford, died Friday, February 10 1989, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. He was born in Utica, son of Elias E. and Ethel Phillips Remonda. He graduated from Utica Free Academy and Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Mr. Remonda was a teacher of history and French at Utica Free Academy for over 25 years before retiring in 1981. He was a lifelong member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and its Chevaliers Men's group. He was also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Steven Swan Humane Society. He is survived by a sister....., nieces and nephews........The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 at the Friedel, Williams, Coriale & Edmunds Funeral Homes, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford, with the Rev. William Robertson officiating. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be Monday from 2-4 and 7-9. Friends may consider the American Heart Association in his memory."

1.11  Priscilla Caroline Remonda was born 8 February 1895 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Theodore Charles and Idora (Becraft) Remonda and she died 12 March 1978 in Lake George, Warren Co., NY. She married 2 July 1918 George Hurter, son of George and Amelia (Schall) Hurter of Morehouse. He was born 1881 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY and died 1954 in Morehouse. Priscilla and George made their home on Hurter Road, just off the Erb Road in Morehouseville. They had no children. George was well known to the community as a craftsman, gunsmith, guide, hunter and fisherman. He is buried in the Morehouse Methodist Church Cemetery with his parents.

1.12  Charles Russell Remonda was born 13 April 1897 in Morehouse, Hamilton Co., NY to Theodore Charles and Idora (Becraft) Remonda and he died 6 November 1965 in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY. He married 26 August 1922 Genevieve Ash, daughter of William and Jennie M. (Delong) Ash. She was born 4 September 1903 in Russia, Herkimer Co., NY and died 26 August 1979 in Little Falls, Herkimer Co., NY. Charles was the 12th and youngest child of Theodore and Idora. As he came of age, America entered WW I and Charles answered the call by serving as NY Pvt. Hq Co., 107th Inf. After his military service, Charles boarded in Utica for a while in the home of Clayton Kling. He then moved to Poland, Herkimer Co., where he was living in 1922, when he and Genevieve were married in the Methodist Church by the Rev. Thomas Williams. In 1930, they were living in German Flatts, Herkimer Co., NY where Charles was employed as an assembler in an arms plant and Genevieve worked as a press operator. They continued to reside in the Herkimer and Hamilton County area. Charles made a living as a painter and paperhanger and Genevieve as a nurse's aide. They had one child, Theodore Charles Remonda. Both Charles and Genevieve are buried in the Morehouse Mountain Home Road Cemetery in the section known as the 'Remonda Cemetery'.

2.  Caroline H. Reymonda was born about 1844 in Morehouseville, Hamilton County, New York to Fredrick William and Sophia (Marache) Reymonda and She died 23 November 1891 in NY. She married Lewis M. Comstock, son of Samuel and Sybil (Cummings) Comstock. He was born 30 April 1843 in New York and died 25 December 1903 of pulmonary tuberculosis in Norway, NY. They are both buried in Fairview Cemetery, Gray, NY. Caroline was last listed on a Morehouse census in 1860 when at age 16 she both attended school and worked as a domestic. In 1870 Caroline, "Carrie", and Lewis were married and living in Ohio, Herkimer Co., NY where his occupation was listed as farmer. According to the 1880 Ohio census, Lewis was working at a sawmill and he and Caroline had a four-year-old daughter. By 1889, Caroline and Lewis had moved to Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY where they would remain for many years. In November of that year, Caroline petitioned the court for the sale of her deceased father's real estate to pay a $50.00 debt he died owing her. The Gloversville Directories for the years 1890 to 1893 give Lewis Comstock's occupation as follows; brick maker in 1890 and 1891 and as a tanner in 1892 and 1893.

Lewis M. and Caroline H. (Reymonda) Comstock had 1 child:
  2.1  Maude Comstock was born 1876 in Ohio, Herkimer Co., NY. In November 1900, Maude, as heir to Frederick Reymonda, sold her interest in her grandfather's property (75 acres on lot #15) to Idora Remonda for $15.00. Then, in 1905, she signed over 30 acres on lot #18 to Theodore Remonda for $2.00.

3.  Frederick Eugene Reymonda was born June 1846 in Morehouseville, Hamilton County, New York to Fredrick William and Sophia (Marache) Reymonda and he died before 1920. He married about 1869 Mary Wright. She was born February 1852 in Canada and died after 1930. Mary Wright came from Canada between 1860 and 1868. At age 17, she married 22-year-old Frederick Reymonda. In 1870, they were living in Wilmurt, Herkimer Co., NY where Fred was employed as a farm laborer and Mary was at home caring for their only child. By 1880, they had moved to Russia, Herkimer Co., NY and Fred was still working as a farm laborer. At the turn of the century, Fred and Mary were living in Utica, Oneida Co., NY with their son and his family. Both Fred and his son were employed as contractors. By 1907, Mary was running a boardinghouse in Utica. An article in the Utica Daily Press, dated 15 May 1907, reports on an attempted suicide in a room in the Utica Knitting Mills boarding house at 2 Churchill Avenue...."Mrs. Fred Reymonda, who conducts the boarding house, immediately ran upstairs .....Mrs. Reymonda asked him why he had shot himself, and he replied, 'I wanted to die and I guess I'm going all right.'" By 1920, Mary was widowed and living in the village of Yorkville, Whitestown, Oneida Co., NY. Her 22-year-old grand daughter was living with her. In 1930, Mary was almost 80. Her grand daughter had married and Mary lived with them in their home on Bayliss Ave., Yorkville Village. Fred & Mary's only son had died the year before.

Frederick Eugene and Mary (Wright) Reymonda had 1 child

3.1  Robert Elwin Reymonda was born January 1869 in Wilmurt, Herkimer County, NY and died 17 February 1929 in Ohio, Herkimer Co., NY. He married in 1895 Mamie. She was born September 1871 in New York. In 1900, Robert had been married for 5 years and they had one child. The family lived in Utica, Oneida Co., NY where Robert was employed as a contractor. His parents lived with them. By 1920 Robert was living in Ohio, Herkimer Co., NY in the home of Mr. Brown. His marital status was listed as single, so his wife may have died or they may have divorced. Their only child, Charlotte, lived in Whitestown with Robert's mother. Robert's obituary in the Utica Daily Press, dated 19 February 1929, says that he died at Ohio, Herkimer Co., NY on 17 February 1929, aged 60 years. The funeral was held out of the home of his daughter. Interment was made in Whitesboro.

Robert Elwin and Mamie Reymonda had 1 child:
  3.1.a  Charlotte Reymonda was born July 1896 in NY. She married about 1923, Rollo B. Cooper. He was born 1887 in NY. Charlotte was the only child of Robert and Mamie Reymonda. At age 22, she lived with her grandmother in Whitestown, Oneida Co., NY while working in a store. A few years later she married Rolls. He was a veteran of WW I and the owner of a grocery store. Charlotte's grandmother lived with them at 1 Bayliss Ave, in the village of Yorkville, Whitestown. Charlotte held her father's funeral from that home in 1929.

4.  Mary Ann Lydia Reymonda was born 4 November 1848 in Morehouseville, Hamilton County, New York to Fredrick William and Sophia (Marache) Reymonda and she died 26 January 1905 in Grant, Herkimer County, NY. She married about 1869 Jacob Tetlock, son of William Tetlock. He was born 4 July 1834 in Canada and died 13 August 1912 in Grant, Herkimer Co., NY. Jacob came to America from Canada between 1865 and 1868. He and Mary had a son who died at age 2 years, 21 days on 12 March 1871 and was buried in the Morehouse Methodist Church Cemetery. An 1871 map of Morehouse (found in The History of Hamilton County) shows a "G. Tedlock". This could be Jacob, however, he and Mary are not found on the 1870 Morehouse census. When Theodore submitted his request to have his father's will proved in June 1873, Mary Tetlock was listed as living in Trenton, Oneida Co., NY. The family moved to Russia, Herkimer Co., NY about 1880. There, Jacob worked in a tannery until he bought a farm and became occupied with that. Mary kept house and raised their 9 children. Mary died in Russia, Herkimer County, in 1905. Her youngest child, Gladys, was only 10 years old at that time.

Obituary of Mary Lydia Reymonda Tetlock:

"Thursday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Jacob Tetlock, aged 55 years. She had been ill with tumor in her side for several weeks. She was a devoted wife and mother, always working for the welfare of her family. She leaves five daughters and four sons. The daughters are Mrs. A. Fransburg, Mrs. Fred Wagner and Mrs. Herman Wagner of this place, and Mrs. Ernest Dupont of Hinkley, and Gladys, only 10 years of age. The sons are William of Hinckley, Fred, Raymond and Charles of this place. Three brothers Fred of Utica, Theodore of Morehouseville, Albert of Herkimer and one sister, Mrs. Francisco of Herkimer, also survive. The Funeral was held Saturday at the church, Rev. F.J. Lewis of Ohio, assisted by the Rev. W.N. Shumaker of Prospect officiating."

Before his death in 1918, Jacob was living with his daughter, Grace, and her family in Russia. Both Jacob and Mary are buried in Woodlin Corners Cemetery, Grant, Herkimer Co., NY.

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