I got carried away(!) simply because of the volume of pages to wade
through, and it always seemed like more information was very close.
Incredible amount of stuff for so little, --but I did find a few
nuggets for you. It's hard to tell absolutely on some, but you can
call them and ask. I have provided you with ample ideas and contact
information to find out for sure, if you want to. The town historian
has been very busy!
I think these establishments were "open for business" in West Conesville, in 1965:
RESTAURANT & HOTEL:
Waterfall House (probably, call them)
Richtmyer's Tavern (maybe)
Gilboa-Conesville Central School (YES)
West Conesville Methodist Church (YES)
St. Anna's Roman Catholic Church (maybe)
Conesville Fire Department (probably, call them)
(YES --see below)
A Short History Town of Conesville
Beatrice Mattice, Town Historian
RD1 Box 265
Gilboa, New York 12076
Conesville, New York
EXCELLENT RESOURCES FOR YOU:
Schoharie County NYGenWeb Site
Cemeteries - Town of Conesville
Schoharie County, New York
Submitted by Beatrice Haskin Mattice, Town Historian, October 2002
LIST OF CEMETERIES: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyschoha/cemconesville.html
LIST OF ALL WHO HAVE DIED:
This is a list of 1,781 names of people in all cemeteries in the Town
of Conesville. The information was taken from tombstones, and is not
complete as many did not have monuments. The names and dates have been
recorded as accurately as possible, the old writing often being very
hard to decipher.
[note at the bottom there is a specific passage to researchers from
the town historian]
Table of Contents
PICTURE INDEX PAGE - Views of Schoharie County, NY
INTERLIBRARY LOAN PROGRAM
Schoharie County NYGenWeb Site
Mystery Photos of Schoharie County, NY
I bet one of these guys is a character in your book!
Here's a picture of Richtmyer's Tavern:
Nick's Waterfall House
West Conesville, New York 12076-9732
Obituaries sometimes hold clues, and I'll let you do the math, I'm
just passing on anything that looks good.
Found them here:
THE DAILY STAR ONLINE, the Newspaper for the Heartland of New York
This woman was 21 when she married and moved to West Conesville in 1963.
Diana E. Hunter
She was a Girl Scout leader, a volunteer at the Gilboa-Conesville
Central School and a member of St. Anna's Roman Catholic Church,
Summit. Died 2003
Emma Young All
Emma married Abram All on Feb. 23, 1931, at the West Conesville
Methodist Church. Abram died March 6, 1966.
--NOT SURE HOW TO INTERPRET THIS:
Doris M. Cronk
ROXBURY ? Doris M. Cronk, 79, a lifelong area resident, died at her
Roxbury home Monday, Jan. 30, 2006.
Born in West Conesville, she was the daughter of Ernest and Clara
She married Eugene W. Cronk in Grand Gorge in March 1942. He died July 5, 1989.
Doris had worked as a waitress at the __Waterfall House__, Chateau and
John Bradley Stewart
He was born June 11, 1927, in West Conesville, the son of Frank and
Stella (Mead) Stewart.
A lifelong West Conesville resident, he continued to reside in the
home he was born in until his illness.
He was a farmer, carpenter and on the West Conesville road crew.
Mr. Stewart was a past member of the Conesville Fire Department, the
Bill Lewis Square Dance Band and the Conesville Methodist Church.
Here's a picture of the Fire Department:
CONESVILLE ? Reginald Haskin, 68, of Conesville died Sunday, April 25,
2004, in the town of Gilboa as a result of a logging accident.
He graduated from Gilboa-Conesville Central School in 1954. He served
in the United States Army in Korea.
He was a member of the VFW in Stamford and the American Legion in Conesville.
These pages should keep you busy for awhile. I trust this will work
for you. If you want a clarification, just ask.
Search terms used at Google:
"West Conesville" obituaries
"West Conesville" 1950...1965
"West Conesville" timeline