If you are a frequent reader of this blog or if you’re a Central New York history buff, you are probably familiar with the Landgraff name.  Anthony Landgraff was the father of the Cleveland glass industry boom which he began around 1840 with his sons Francis, Harmon, Gustavus, Charles andContinue Reading

Introduction by Gary M. Comins This blog contains an overview of the Vanderkamp property compiled by the Cleveland Historical Society and a personal recollection of life at Vanderkamp authored by Dorothy Soule Milner.  In the latter document, a few images have been inserted as supplement Dorothy’s story but the textContinue Reading

Table of Contents Introduction by Gary M. Comins Francis Adrian Van der Kemp by Janette Dunnigan Kempwick by Tom Pierce New York State Department of Education Historical Marker Timeline   Introduction One of the first prominent settlers from the Cleveland area was Francis Adrian Van der Kemp.  This blog postContinue Reading