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ADAMS, NY HISTORY
AND GENEALOGY
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ADAMS   ADAMS CENTER   BELLEVILLE   ELLISBURG   HENDERSON   HENDERSON HARBOR   HONEYVILLE    LORRAINE    MANNSVILLE    NORTH ADAMS    RODMAN     SANDY CREEK    SMITHVILLE   WORTH
AND SOUTH JEFFERSON COUNTY, NY

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JOHN C. HERSE OF ADAMS CENTER, NY
Information provided by the site administrators cousins, The Herse Family of Adams Center, NY
Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, NY and Newzjunky.com, Watertown, NY

December 30, 2007: ADAMS, N.Y.  â€”  John C. Herse, 80, of 11991 Route 11, died Saturday, Dec. 29, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.

The funeral Mass will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at St. Cecilia’s Church, Adams, with Rev. Douglas A. Decker officiating. A spring burial will be held at St Cecilia’s Cemetery, Roberts Corners. Calling hours will be held 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at St. Cecilia’s Parish Center with a vigil service at 3 p.m.  Arrangements are with Piddock Funeral Home, Adams.

Born May 20, 1927, in Watertown, son of Lawrence and Ethel Castle Herse, he attended Adams High School, but left to join the Marine Corps during World War II. 

He served as captains orderly on an attack transport moving German prisoners of war. Ports included Columbo, Sri Lanka to pick Merrills Marauders, LeHarve France, Bremerhaven to Berlin, and Calcutta. He was discharged at the end of 1946. He was recalled to active reserve duty for the Korean conflict, from November 1950 to December 1951.

He married Sue Lyman on Jan. 2, 1952, at St. Cecilia’s Church in Adams. The couple lived all their married life in the Adams Center area.

He was a meat cutter his entire career. He started out at his father-in- law’s store, Lyman’s Market. In 1962, he built his own market on the corner of Route 11 and Michael Road in Adams Center. Where he did meat and deer processing for local farmers and hunters. He also worked as a meat cutter at Rod’s Big M, Adams, and Dick’s Neighborhood Market, Chaumont.

The couple built their home on Route 11 in 1970. It was destroyed by fire during the ice storm in 1998. They rebuilt their current home on the same site. He was a member and communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church, Adams.

For all those that knew him, John was a "people person." He was an avid swimmer and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, family, and pets. He lived a long happy life and was very well taken care of by his devoted wife Sue, of nearly 56 years. 

Surviving besides his wife, Sue, are children, Mary Lou Edmonds, Adams Center, Kirk L. and wife Patricia Herse, Lowville, Janie and husband Mark Schaumburg, Adams Center, Lou Anne Parish, Adams Center and Teresa and husband Todd Tyldesley, Mexico; four grandsons, six granddaughters; a nephew Fred and Jean Herse New Haven, and his sister-in-law, Rita Herse, New Haven.

John was predeceased by his parents, Ethel and Lawrence Herse, a daughter Colleen (1953), his brothers George (1948), and Fred Herse (Dec. 13, 2007), his son-in-law, Martin Edmonds, (2001), and a nephew, Lawrence E. Herse (2005).

At the request of the family, instead of flowers, donations may be made to the Adams Center Fire Department, P.O. Box 248, Adams Center, N.Y. 13606, or the Patient Fund for Renal Dialysis Care of Northern New York, 19328 Route 11, Suite B, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

A Hors D’oeuvre reception to celebrate his life will follow the funeral from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at Ryan’s Lookout, Route 3, Henderson.

FRED HERSE FORMERLY OF ADAMS AND WATERTOWN, NY

December 13, 2007: After a long illness, Fred Herse passed away December 13, 2007, in Oswego, NY. He was born in Syracuse, NY, on January 30, 1929, the son of Ethel and Lawrence Herse. At a young age, Fred and his family moved to Watertown, then settled in Adams. He attended school in both Watertown and Adams, NY. At age 17 he joined the Navy and was stationed in Florida, where he served two years as an airplane mechanic. In 1951 he married Rita Prevost of Adams Center. They were married at St. Cecilia's Church in Adams. The couple moved to New Haven in 1953. Fred, with his wife Rita by his side, owned and operated the Clover Farm Grocery Store for 10 years. At that time he also drove school bus for the Mexico School District--Bus #27. In 1963 Fred became postmaster for the town of New Haven. He worked for 27 years and retired in 1990. After his retirement he continued his love as a carpenter, building the retirement home in which they have resided for the past 17 years. He was a member of the New Haven Fire Department and the American Legion for many years. Fred was predeceased by his son, Larry, in 2005; his oldest brother, George, in 1949; and both parents, Ethel and Lawrence Herse. Fred is survived by his loving family, which includes his wife of 56 years, Rita; his son, Fred, and wife Jean Herse of New Haven; daughter-in-law, Sandra Herse of Redfield; five grandchildren, Zachary Herse of PA, Alicia Gioia of Oswego, Christopher Herse of New Haven, Larry Herse of Redfield and Patrick Herse of New Haven; one brother, John and Sue Herse of Adams Center; and nieces and nephews Marylou (Herse) Edmonds, Janie (Herse) Schaumberg, Kirk Herse, Lou Ann (Herse) Parrish and Teresa (Herse) Tyldesley. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 20, 2007 at St. Ann Mother of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Main St., Mexico, NY. Burial will be in St. Cecelia's Cemetery, Henderson, NY. Calling hours were Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Ave., Mexico, NY.
Published in the Syracuse Post Standard on 12/16/2007


ADAMS, NY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
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1849 MARRIAGE RECORDS

1884 DOWNTOWN ADAMS FIRE
ADAMS, NY HISTORY

ALLEN FAMILY


ADAMS, NY PHOTO SLIDESHOW

ADAMS, NY ARCHIVAL IMAGES
From the New York State
TUG HILL COMMISSION
BELLOFF FAMILY
GENERAL BRUCE C. CLARKE
BOLDT CASTLE

DEBORAH CHAMPION CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTERS
OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
NATIONAL CHAPTER NO. 438
ADAMS, NY


DR. LOIS GANNETT




GENEALOGY
AND HISTORY LINKS
To the Village of Adams, New York State Resources, Jefferson County Histories, 10th Mountain Division,
and much more.


HISTORIC FACTS OF ADAMS AND
JEFFERSON COUNTY,

NEW YORK
HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
OF SOUTH JEFFERSON, NEW YORK

HISTORIC WRITINGS
BY ADAMS, NEW YORK RESIDENTS
HISTORY OF HOMES
AND LAND IN ADAMS

HISTORY OF ADAMS AND
JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK
TOWN AND VILLAGE NAMING ORIGINS
JEFFERSON COUNTY JOURNAL
TRANSCRIPTIONS

Tuesday, March 10, 1896

Tuesday, March 31, 1896

June 16, 1896

Wednesday, April 18, 1945

Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Adams, NY Celebrates 200 Years!  Permission to reproduce these archival papers granted by The Jefferson County Journal
MEMORIES OF THE OLD HOMESTEAD  BY
HENRY LYMAN

NORTH ADAMS CHURCH
OFFICIAL RECORDS
Membership records,
births, deaths, baptisms,
excummunications,
burial locations


PATRICK - THOMPSON
CEMETERY RECORDS
Patrick Road, Adams, NY
This cemetery sits on the town line for Adams and Rodman.  The majority of the cemetery is in the town of Adams.


THE POTTER'S OF JEFFERSON
AND ONEIDA COUNTIES

RECORDS:  LAND & DEEDS REMINISCENSES OF ADAMS, NY
RING FAMILY RING' STORE HISTORY;
INCLUDING COOPER AND DWIGHT BLOCK
VITAL RECORDS INFORMATION
FOR THE UNITED STATES
VILLAGE OF ADAMS, NEW YORK SETTLED IN 1800
F. W. WOOLWORTH OF RODMAN, NY

EVOLUTION OF THE DEPARTMENT STORE
Woolworth's, Watertown, NY, Belk, Bloomingdale, Gimbel's, Harrod's, Hudson, Macy's, Marshall Field, Wanamaker, Montgomery Ward


KING OF THE FIVE-AND-DIME

FRANK WINFIELD WOOLWORTH, 1852-1919

WATERTOWN, NY: Concern for Woolworth Building Future

WOOLWORTH CLOSES ALL STORES

WOOLWORTH CLOSES VARIETY STORE ERA

WOOLWORTH VIRTUAL MUSEUM
YEARBOOK TRANSCRIPTIONS:
1923 ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL

1924 ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL


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