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We dedicate this page to all early settlers who toiled long and hard to make a difference in the lives of their families.There is a memorial to these ancestors in Vernon Township, N.J.,which shall be called :
 

The Rock Walls of Vernon











THE UTTERS











The first evidence, of our ancestors the Utters in the Vernon, NJ area, is the record of the
 marriage of Silas Utter(1795-1856) and Hester Weeden (1799-1891) at the Dutch Reformed Church in Warwick,N.Y. on 30 Oct 1819. Warwick is just across the N.Y.,N.J. border.
 They settled down in Cherry Ridge,N.J. on a farm where Henry Silas, one of their many children, was born.(1835-1916)
He worked on his father's farm and also as a road surveyor.When twenty-one years of age, he married Julia Card on 10May1856 .Sylvester Utter,one of their children, named for Julia's father Sylvester,grew up to become a medical doctor.He was graduated from New York University's Medical school in 1885
It took just two generations,after the arrival of Silas Utter in the New Jersey area ,for his grandson Sylvester to become a doctor, a member of the N.J.Legislature and the first mayor of Hawthorne, N. J.
 
 


Dr.Sylvester Utter,Jessie's father











DR.SYLVESTER UTTER GOES TO TRENTON

   THE HAWTHORNE,N.J. CENTENNIAL PARADE PHOTOS

   THE ELUSUVE WILLIAM UTTER

THE WEEDEN ,STRAATMAKER CONNECTION
 

Not all of our ancestors settled in the rolling hills and the fertile lands of northern N.J. to seek their dream.
The Grays and Craigs from Scotland(1866) settled in the city of Paterson,N.J.and lived in a brownstone similar to the one that they had occupied in Glasgow.
The Kimmerlys and Ficks from Germany made Jersey City their home, after a short stay in New York City.
 
 


A TENEMENT IN GLASGOW
presently,a museum











 

INTERESTING GRAY MATTERS

THE GRAY MEN AND OTHERS

DON GRAY- MARINE CORP.DUTY

IN THE SCHEME OF THINGS
     The Dunns and Kimmerlys

THE SEARCH FOR A PHOTO
     Frank H. Kimmerly

LINKS TO THE FUTURE
 


 

A Few Interesting Web Sites:

Genealogy, Family History - Ernst Bohning, 1843, A German Immigration Story - Hannebaum
Website
 

The Wyoming Valley Massacre of 1757

 
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Acknowedgements:

We would like to thank the following friends,without whom we could never have produced this web page: John Ruggiero,our "computer tutor"of Computers Made Easy, Lake Placid, Florida, who gave us the encouragement and the tools with which to proceed; David Kimmerly,our nephew,who has shared much information and many photographs with us; Ginger Nehrings of the Passaic Co.Historical Society, Paterson,N.J.,who has found many records ,including the ship's manifest included herein; the Highlands Co.Genealogical Society and especially their Ms. Sue Rood; the N.J.Utter group,our internet family whom I have named and to whom we have paid a special tribute on the "Elusive William Utter" page.
Our thanks also to a few other special people: Daisy Fick, Jessie Fick, Rosalie Kimmerly and May Wooding.
And to our son, our appreciation for all your help,including the satellite photo herein, and for your unabashed awe at your mother's techie pursuits.
  Gert and Don Gray
 


 
 


Gert and Don Gray-1990
 

Farewell,for now
 

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