Family Histories and Genealogy
Unlike the chapters in the proposed books on family history that will be written by individual researchers, the data in this section will be entered by anyone who knows something about the family. Within each section entries are organized alphabetically. Add links to the farms where your ancestors lived, and links to the homes they lived in. Pictures are encouraged.
Families - Family history that focus on the family units that lived in the town, telling where they came from, what they did while here, when and why they left, and where they went.
- Ball, Robert and Descendants - photo's courtesy of Alan Deitz
- Bassler, Frederick Family
- Deitz, Fred Family - photo's courtesy of Alan Deitz
- Duell, Philo family - photo's courtesy of Martin Duell at email@example.com
- Ensminger, Burton Family
- Harrower, Peter Family Bible
- Sellick, Peter family - photo's courtesy of Martin Duell at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tubbs, Fred family - photo's courtesy of Martin Duell at email@example.com
- Wagonheizer Family Bible
- Warner, Mathias Family
- Zeh Family
Family stories and individual remembrance are treasured jewels given to our descendants.
- Anderson, Amy (Osterhout) - My memories of growing up on Warner's Lake
- Ball, Charles diary excerpts - Needed!!!
- Bassler, Charles memoirs
- Bates, Betsy (Ellis) - Lake Memories
- Becker, Maver - The way it was
- Bellinger, Lillian (Warner) memoirs
- Brate, James - memoir of Reidsville
- Bunzey, Bernice (Shultes) and Keith Shultes - Family Stories 2006
- Callahan, Josephine (Mattice) - Remembers
- Carlson, Amy - Life on The Lane
- Dollar, Allison - The man in the Red Boat
- Dollar, Gail (Young) - Memories
- Ensminger Twins
- Flint, Seth-Stories
- Gangi, Jane - Stories
- Goetz, Robert - recollections
- Hart, Milton - Stories
- Hunter, Jean (Rowland) - recollections of Warner's Lake from 1928 to the present
- Johnson, Terri (Young) - Reflections of Warner's Lake
- Jones, Lillian (Hemstead) - Memories
- Kirby, Irene (Geier) - Irene remembers Jones Lane and Warner's Lake.
- McCullen, Jack and Edna (Murtagh) - This couple remembers their good times at Warner's Lake
- Miller, Frances (Becker) - Memories - Frances' Memories of her ancestors and growing up.
- Miller, Hubert - My memories - Hubert's memories through the years.
- Miller Ice House - Written by Harold Miller at the request of a teacher for her class.
- Northrup, Orlo J. - Do you remember? - First published in the Altamont Enterprise.
- Northrup, Orlo J. - Remembering Peddler's of The Helderbergs First published in the Altamont Enterprise.
- Northrup Orlo J. - remembering mail routes First published in the Altamont Enterprise
- O'Connor, Ruth (Wallace) - Remembrances - A Mini History of Warner's Lake South End, 2004
- O'Hanlon, Betty - Stories - Betty Remembers moving to the Hilltowns and running a business.
- Osterhout, Willard - Stories of Warner's Lake by Will and Jerri Osterhout
- Pitcher, Edward - Stories - Edward remembers businesses and stories from long ago.
- Pulliam, Kyle - Recollecting My Recollections, a Warner's Lake Memoir
- Pulliam Vall "Zeb" - Lake Memories
- Roberts, Isabel - memories of Warner's Lake.
- Roemer, William Sr. - Recalls - Memories of Warner's Lake.
- Schultz, Curtis - The story of "Smiley The Bass"
- Shanks, Morris - Horse racing and Upper Hotel in Berne.
- Sholtes, Stanton and Ida 50th Wedding Anniversary - 1927
- Skinner, Gladys (Zimmer) - Memories of Warner's Lake.
- Smith, Norman - My memories
- Snyder, Christina (Messer) - Stories - A great-granddaughter's tribute.
- Thomson, F.E. - A letter to the service men during WWII
- Vunck, Carol Ann - Memories of Warner's Lake
- Warner, Homer - Memories of growing up on the farm at Warner's Lake.
- Warner, Robert - Stories
- Willard, Thomas Emmett - Memoirs
- Willsey, Mike and Wilma - Stories
- Wright, Alberta (Ball) - Memories
- Cyclone - This story was reported in 1887 in The Greenville Local newspaper.
- Doty, Rev. Elihu of Berne who was a missionary in the Dutch East Indies in the 1830's.
- Duell, Martin - Life on West Mountain in the 1950's.
- Osterhout, William L. - a 15 page reminiscence written in 1953 when he was 90 years old. It is based on the oral history of his family.
- Turner, George L. - letter written from Berne 2/18/1833 to his family in England telling of the boat trip and settling on West Mountain.
- Walleye Stocking - Putting Walleyes in Warner's Lake
- Willsey, Morris] - The Past is not Forgotten
Over the past two hundred plus years countless people have made Berne their home. One of the best part of Helderberg Hilltowns is the ability to view and enter biographies of it's citizens from the past. Please join us in expanding this section by creating a biography that is not already written or adding to one that is already posted.
- Biographies - a link to biographies thus far for Berne. To view all biographies for the hilltowns click on 'Biographies' on the main menu.
Stories - Family stories and individual remembrance are treasured jewels given to our descendants. Berne stories is the treasure chest for these jewels.
Genealogy - Family genealogical charts organized by last name then first name
Family Photo Albums - organized by family surname
Berne Prominent Residents - a brief biography of prominent Berne residents