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Anita Wells Andazola (#46993802)
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Bio Photo I love being a family historian! In addition to researching my family's past, I love preserving the present in scrapbooks so that family members will be able to enjoy our family history in the future.
I have completed over 90 scrapbooks and 12 family history books. Adding memorials to Find a Grave is a wonderful way to honor our family members as well as providing vital information for future research.
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Gladys Grimaldi
RE: information
Thank you , Anita for answering me.
I am very interested in genealogy and recently I found out that I am related to Delia and her family.
I should very much have lilkes to meet her.

Added by Gladys Grimaldi on Oct 07, 2015 4:38 AM
Gladys Grimaldi
Hi Anita

are you a family friend of the family of Delia M
Esteban Niederhaus?
Added by Gladys Grimaldi on Oct 05, 2015 7:31 AM
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Oda Lee Moore V
Hi Anita. I remember you playing guitar and your beautiful voice.
Added by LeAna Ball on Mar 27, 2015 5:18 PM
RE: Leon Davis
You are very welcome. I re-took the grave photo for Dal Davis, no sun this time.
Best Regards.
Added by Joanne on Mar 14, 2015 10:29 PM
RE: Pauline E GURLEY Wells
How utterly wonderful to find this photograph. Trust your Mom is doing well. This Tucker lineage just keeps getting more interesting.

May I download this photo to add to my collection? I am just amazed how much Pauline Hurley looks like Alice Tucker.

Added by pjBrancher on Mar 14, 2015 7:16 PM
Pauline E GURLEY Wells
Whoa. While researching Dad's uncle Aus (Austin Howard Tucker), I found Bessie Mae's daughter Pauline. I did a double-take when I saw her picture.

I thought it was a picture of my Aunt Alice. I was named for her sister Pauline.

Anita, thank-you for sharing this very special picture.
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Denise A. Macy
RE: Manuel Gonsalus
Yes I am pretty passionate about genealogy and learning all I can about my family. Do you have an email address I can invite you to my Have you taken the DNA yet. I have on ancestry.

You said your grandfather gonsaulis died in Oklahoma give me some information on him. I live in Oklahoma.

Yes the name has been so many things. Gonzales, Gonsales, Gonsaulis, Gonsalus, Con Salus, Gonsalus - Duk.

That just makes it more difficult lol.

Give me a run down on your line from you back to the Manuel's. Do you come from all four of the Emanuel or Manuels like I do.

This is so interesting.
Added by Denise A. Macy on Mar 09, 2015 7:24 AM
Denise A. Macy
Sarah Jeanette Hodge
For the next ten years, i.e. until 1943, Sarah diligently investigated her ancestry. Conscious due to her work environment of the need to file papers in public archives, she submitted a genealogy of the Bugh family (her fatherís fatherís mother was a Bugh) in 1941 to the Library of Congress, and then did so again in 1943 with a genealogy of the Hodge family. (These works are now available through digital download services via and She also joined the Daughters of the American Revolution, citing her descent from Peter Bugh. (She was apparently unaware that James Pearcy, grandfather of Nathaniel Martin, had also served in the war.)
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Bio on Sarah Jeanette Hodge
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MOre inforamtion on Gonsalus
"Manuel Gonzales, the Spaniard" "This magazine has frequently spoken of the admixture of white races among the earliest settlers of Ulster county. There was not a nation of northern, western, or southwestern Europe that had none of its sons among the people of this country before the year 1700 closed the sixteenth century. Among them was a Spaniard of whom too little is known." " His name first appears upon the records of the old First Dutch Church of Kingston, New York, as a witness to the baptism of Marritje, child of Isaac Davis, November 13, 1692. The other witness was Marritje Davids, who appears two years later as the wife of Gonzales. On the 16th of November, 1694 they had a child baptized in Kingston and named Manuel, after his father. The marriage of this son Manuel to Reymerig Kwik (Quick) is recorded as taking place September 25th, 1719. Manuel, the elder, next appears as the husband of Rebecca Westfalen. May 7th, 1710 they presented their son Johannes for baptism. October 25th, 1713 they appeared with a daughter Helena and July 1st, 1722 with a daughter Catrina. The younger Manuel and Remerig Kwik, his wife, presented for baptism a son Daniel February 3rd, 1723 and another son, Benjamin, October 25th, 1724. In the records the name Gonzales does not often appear thus. It is usually "Gonsalis-dolf," "Gonsalus-duk" or "Gons Zalus-duk." Why this appellation? Romance, which seems to be entwining without ceasing it additions to Ulster county history, will have it that Gonzales was a Spanish Puritan nobleman who was compelled to flee to America from religious persecution in his homeland. In proof it shows that in the above records he had his children baptized in a Protestant church and is called "Gonzales the duke." Those who thus build an argument forget that the records upon which they draw for their proof were kept in the language of the Dutch. The Dutch word for duke is not the same word used in English, but "hertog." Besides, in one of these entries he is called "dolf." While the etymology of the word is uncertain it seems that the suffix relates to some personal characteristic of the man to whom it was applied rather than to any rank or privilege to which he may have been entitled. In the record of the marriage of Manuel Gonzales, the younger, it is stated that he was born in Marbletown. His mother was of the Davids family who were among the earliest settlers of that town. Manuel is usually spoken of as the first white settler of the present county of Sullivan. At least his grave is known and two miles from Wurtsboro, in that county, is a plain bluestone with this inscription "Manuel Gonsalus is Gerstorven De 18 April Anno 1758 (Manuel Gonsalus died 18 April 1758)." One of the notable spots in the Shawangunk mountains is named Sam's point after Samuel Gonsalus, a celebrated character of the Revolution. Sam was a son of Manuel, the younger. The old mine near Ellenville is called "The Spanish Mine" to this day and is said to be named after Manuel Gonzales. As to the affix to the name of Manuel Gonsalis, Senior, it is, in all probability, the word "dolf," the preterit of the word for delving or digging. This brings us back to the story "The Spanish Mine." In the article in Olde Ulster for February, 1907 (Vol. III., pages 33-41) the story of "The Old Mine Road" to the Delaware Water Gap was told. A suggestion was thrown out that the Spanish mine might have been so called from Gonsalis. The writer, while in the records in the office of the clerk of Ulster county came across that of a deed of a part of Hussey's Hill, in the present town of Esopus, given March 9th, 1723 to Manuel Gonsalis, Junior, by Manuel Gonsalis, Senior, which is described to be part of the land conveyed to Gonsalis, Senior, by Frederick Hussey. This mountain, known as Hussey's Hill, has been a favorite from early days with prospectors for precious metals and it may have been exploited by Gonsalis in the earliest days of the settlement. Searching farther it was found that Colonel Jacob Rutsen conveyed to Manuel Gonsalis, Junior, "of Hussey's Hill," for a consideration of sixty pounds, one hundred and twenty acres of land on the 25th of July, 1727, which land lay one hundred chains west of "the Indian Tatapagh's wigwam." It was far up the valley of the Rondout and must have been in the vicinity of the spot near Wurtsboro spoken of above. The special feature that demands notice in the deed is a right to the minerals on the tract conveyed. One seems to be driven to the conclusion that both of these members of the family were prospectors and miners. If so, the suggestion that the affix to the name of Gonzalis is "dolf" explains the matter. This magazine has spoken of the attempts to mine lead during the Revolution in the Shawangunks (Olde Ulster, Vol VI., pages 79-81). Samuel Gonsalis seems to have been one of the men always confident that mineral treasures could be found in this range of mountains. He acquired many acres of this mountain land, among which was the massive boulder lying on the eastern brow of the mountain, known to this day as "Sam's Point," which is our illustration for this issue. A majestic view is stretched outto the visitor over the valley of the Wallkill and over the Hudson. Tradition has much to say of the Indian fights and feats of strength of him for whom the rock is named. With these this magazine has nothing to do. "Tatapagh's wigwam" was one of the features of "The Old Mine Road" from the Esopus to the Delaware in olden days. In the deed to Colonel Jacob Rutsen of 1713 he is called "Tautapagh, a medicine man." It was a great stopping place for those who had occasion to journey between Kingston and the Delaware Water Gap. It was near Mamakating (Wurtsboro), Sullivan county, and upon the property thus acquired by Manuel Gonsalis, the second, that he built a tavern which became the noted hostelry along the road. glc - 6th great-grandfather HintsAncestry Hints for Manuel Gonsalus 2 possible matches found on Father: Emanuel Gonsales b: BET 1660 AND 1665 in Mother: Marritje Davids b: ABT 1657 in New Netherland, New York Marriage 1 Rymerig Kwik b: BEF 4 JUL 1697 in Rochester, Ulster Co., New York Married: 25 SEP 1719 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York Children Has No Children Manuel Gonsales b: BEF 25 SEP 1720 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York Has No Children Daniel Gonsales b: BEF 3 FEB 1722/23 Has No Children Benjamin Gonsales b: BEF 25 OCT 1724 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York Has No Children Johanna Gonsales b: BEF 13 NOV 1725 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York Has Children Elizabeth Gonsales b: BEF 13 OCT 1728 in Kingston, Ulster, New York Has No Children Maria Gonsales b: ABT 1730 in Kingston, Ulster, New York Has Children Jacobus Gonsalus b: BEF 10 FEB 1733/34 in Mamakating Precint, Sullivan Co., New York Has Children Samuel Gonsales b: 1735 in Minisink, New York c: 4 MAY 1737 in Kingston DRC, Ulster Co., New York
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