Daly Family The Daly family, John and Mary, immigrated to the United States from Ireland as young people.  Sometime between 1855 and 1860, they purchased a farm just outside of Cleveland in an area commonly referred to as Reed Tract.  After establishing their farm, they later sent for their nephew,Continue Reading

The following is a synopsis of some of my research that may answer a mystery concerning two young girls with the surname Senecal. I made mention of this mystery in a recent blog titled “An Unknown Town”. —- Keith Schmidt 1840 Redwood, Jefferson County, NY In the 1840 census AnthonyContinue Reading

A ‘Short’ Short Story by Keith Schmidt In the 1899 Cleveland Directory, on #1 North Street, next to the Episcopal Church is a man named S. Frank Putney, a Methodist and a glassworker. The S at the beginning of his name stands for Simeon. He is married to a womanContinue Reading

Webmaster’s Note:  The following essay was written by Andrew Henry on May 5th, 1978.  The original document found in the CHS archives did not include the citations page that originally accompanied Andrew’s paper.  However, I have kept his original citations within the text for reference.  The original document included severalContinue Reading