Thursday, January 6, 2011

On This Day: January 6

My maternal 3rd great-grandfather, Jurry (George) Hendrik Sitterly, the son of Johannes Sitterly and Catherine Sittel, was christened in Albany County, New York, in 1779. (Source: New York Births and Baptisms, Schoharie and Mohawk Valleys, Item 4534.)

He died in October 1859 in Ramsey County, Minnesota; cause of death was listed as old age. [Source: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., "Federal Mortality Census Schedules, 1850-1880 (formerly in the custody of the Daughters of the American Revolution), and Related Indexes, 1850-1880," online database and images, Ancestry ( : accessed 29 Mar 2010), entry for George Sitterly.]

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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