Significant People and Events
As we work through cemeteries, we discover aspects of the history of this area that intrigues us and leads to exploring them further. This collection covers those areas that not only looks at the individuals, but also their impact on the growth of the northern New York area.
|Fort Drum of 1941||The expansion of Pine Camp in 1941 resulted in the loss of 5 villages, 24 schools, 6 churches, and 8 cemeteries. It also impacted the lives of thousands of individuals and forever changed the face of northern New York.|
|Hounsfield Families||Based on Everet's History of Jefferson County published in 1878, this collection looks at those families that were instrumental in the settling of the Town of Hounsfield.|
|Frederick J. Weckesser Family||A brief sketch of the Frederick Jacob Weckesser family of Watertown, NY.|
|Patriot War of 1837||The Patriot War of 1837, while predominately a Canadian conflict, involved a significant portion of the population of northern New York. This resulted in numerous residents of this area being sent to a British Penal Colony.|
|Antwerp Churches||Based on Everets History of Jefferson County published in 1878, it covers the formation and growth of churches in the Town of Antwerp.|
|Wilna Churches||Based on Everets History of Jefferson County published in 1878, it covers the formation and growth of churches in the Town of Wilna.|